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Comprehending Mitt Romney Easy Lesson

Mitt Romney measured on prospects for Iowa win - latimes.com: "“I don’t have any expectations to set for you; I don’t really jump into the expectations game,” Romney said after speaking to more than 100 supporters at the tiny Coach Stop in Londonderry. But asked about his second-place finish in Iowa in 2008, Romney said “expectations” were “very different this time.”"

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No Mitt. You will finish about the same way this time, I expect. And you have expectations this time that you will do better. But for you the reader - The above is the logical form for what you can expect from our genial not-front-funner. It's called double talk.

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I guess both sides should cut judges some slack

Ugliness Renewed: Gingrich and the Judiciary - Andrew Cohen - Politics - The Atlantic: "We think we have escaped some of the ugliness of our past. But we really haven't. The names of the judges change. So do the causes they rule upon. But the destructive assaults upon the judiciary remain the same. The coming year will see landmark court rulings on some of the most sensitive social issues of our time. And you can bet that the federal judiciary will be scapegoated when those rulings come down. Each of us, then, will have a choice to make in 2012, about how we want judges treated in the future."

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Market still oversold must move beyond oil and cars

Daily Stock Market Activity - NYTimes.com: "Wall Street stocks traded in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to continue buying in what was expected to be a light-volume session following recent gains."

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The headline says it all. Cars and oil will not lead us to the promised land. Moving beyond both will be a start in the right direction. The reason the market has devolved into unproductive trading (aka getting rich quick with no work) is because the headline is true and has been since Reagan's good-natured depredations.

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Come on Google aspires to be the deity bar none

Google: Five things to look for in 2012 | Digital Media - CNET News: "But there's little doubt that Chrome share is on the rise. And that's crucial for Google because the browser gives the company the ability to push the Web standards it favors as they emerge. What's more, Google seems to be moving beyond the notion, floated when Chrome launched in 2008, that its browser was primarily about enabling people to see Web pages faster."

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Give medical treatment not White House access

White House still undecided over Yemeni leader's medical visit: "Reports that the White House has agreed to allow Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to obtain medical treatment in the U.S. may be premature. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said early Tuesday that the reports are "not true.""

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This is a tangled web because of our schizoid approach in Yemen, launching drone attacks while we suoport regime change.


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We move along that spectrum, hopefully higher and higher

It has been years since I did psychosynthesis with my friends David and Judy Bach. I remember times when I was helped through carhartic actions like banging pillows to release some emotions. But mainly I remember the reality of quick access to the unconscious, the ease of creating and dealing significantly with sub-personalities and the ultimate sense of self-acceptance that comes from the conviction that one does indeed possess a higher self, that the self is a spectrum, not all good not all bad. We move along that spectrum, hopefully higher and higher.

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Jesus whether fact or fiction. More than Hamlet. More than Barack

I Am Not Linking This to Any of the Myriad Sites that Discuss Psychosynthesis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "My impression is that there has always been an esoteric side to Psychosynthesis, a sort of Alice Bailey, theosophical, Steineresque throwback. I have little use for such thinking which I believe is actually a sort of elitist twinge that developed in England in the 19th Century as religion itself began its long and continuing collapse. I tend to believe in a much simpler set of things which does not require a vast menu of New Age terms and concepts.

Jesus whether fact or fiction. More than Hamlet. More than Barack. More than anyone else."

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My Sense of Psychosynthesis

I Am Not Linking This to Any of the Myriad Sites that Discuss Psychosynthesis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "I am not linking this to any of the myriad sites that discuss psychosynthesis or the prodigious work of Roberto Assagioli. Why? Because what I present here is my own understanding and I have no desire that it be taken as anything other than that. Its workability is entirely my sense of how it works for me. It makes no pretense of faithfully representing anyone else.

The first idea is that we are more than id, ego and superego. These Freudian pillars ignore the reality of a higher self. This is the moral center which is more than superego. It is a center of selflessness or generosity, It is not formed only by environment or training.

In other words, our nature contains a spiritual aspect that connects us to others, that gives us the impulse to do good and to achieve the higher ends in life."

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Charles Sanders Peirce guesses at the riddle

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:

"The First is that whose being is simply in itself, not referring to anything nor lying behind anything. The second is that which is what it is by force of something to which it is second. The third is that which is what it is owing to things between which it mediates and which it brings into relation to each other."

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As did one supposes the trinitarian theologians before freezing riddle into creed.


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I mean no more than the ideas of first, second, third

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:
"Perhaps I might begin by noticing how different numbers have found their champions. Two was extolled by Peter Ramus, Four by Pythagoras, Five by Sir Thomas Browne, and so on. For my part, I am a determined foe of no innocent number; I respect and esteem them all in their several ways; but I am forced to confess to a leaning to the number Three in philosophy. In fact, I make so much use of threefold divisions in my speculations, that it seems best to commence by making a slight preliminary study of the conceptions upon which all such divisions must rest. I mean no more than the ideas of first, second, third—ideas so broad that they may be looked upon rather as moods or tones of thought, than as definite notions, but which have great significance for all that. "

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Charles Sanders Peirce: "Find simple concepts applicable to every subject"

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:

"l. Long it has been only too manifest that, fondly habituated though we be to it, the old structure will not do for modern needs; and accordingly, under Descartes, Hobbes, Kant, and others, repairs, alterations, and partial demolitions have been carried on for /247/ the last three centuries. One system, also, stands upon its own ground; I mean the new Schelling-Hegel mansion, lately run up in the German taste, but with such oversights in its construction that, although brand new, it is already pronounced uninhabitable. The undertaking which this volume inaugurates is to make a philosophy like that of Aristotle, that is to say, to outline a theory so comprehensive that, for a long time to come, the entire work of human reason, in philosophy of every school and kind, in mathematics, in psychology, in physical science, in history, in sociology, and in whatever other department there may be, shall app…

The Three Pillars of Abba's Way

The Three Pillars of Abba's Way
Abba's Way articulates the values that are saving the world Our global democratic revolution is no accident This is its century
The values are: The root non-idolatry Which is the first commandment universalized And then three active interactive values Tolerance Responds to the teaching That we not judge Helpfulness Seal of our communal nature We are meant to enable one another And democracy The arduous mode by which we achieve Universal rights And practice universal justice
Abba's Way is the rearticulation Of what Jesus wished the world to become Abba's Way is the evolving Of Assagioli's psychosynthesis as a universal practice Of Nietzsche's revaluation of values Beyond the warped values of his Zarathustra Of Peirce's post-Aristotelian musements into a language That evokes and applies ethically to Everyone
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Peirce understood that we need a philosophy beyond Aristotle

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Charles Sanders Peirce correctly saw That philosophy had become captive of Nominalism and dualism And as a scientist and logician he created A pragmaticist framework for such a philosophy He could not do this within the academy He did it as an ever-evolving outsider An ostracized genius
Now with thought in limbo But the world progressing as it does and must Peirce and his small group of interpreters Assume more and more their place as the creators of A platform for the underlying premises of reality
That reality is ultimately communal not individual All thought including science Is fallible Common sense is closer to grasping Semiotic reality Than philosophies that fail to see reality as triadic
Neitzsche and Assagioli and Peirce were contemporaries Who as far as I know never knew each other But they created together the basis for the Revaluation of values And their expression in the words Non-idolatry (th…

Assagioli understood that we have a higher self

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Roberto Assagioli Grasped psychosynthesis as the crown of psychology Positing that beyond indeed grounding the Freudian triad Was a higher self Which is nothing but who we always are and have been and will be
By creating a psychology that accords with realism Not nominalism And with triadic not dualistic thought Assagioli emerges now as the precursor And necessary link To the comprehensive sense that is Abba's Way

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Nietzsche understood that values and will are one

NietzscheWas the one who understood that values and will are oneAnd that power stems from the values one lives byPower as historyNietzsche was driven mad I thinkBecause Jesus was indeed the author of the valuesHe might have embraced Nietzsche cleared the path for the current triadNietzsche Sign > Revaluation Jesus > Abba's Way
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