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The NYT is prevaricating and it should know it

The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath - "If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had ample and vocal supporters in the audiences) and even by sending supporters to mock him at his own events."

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This summarizes ten inches of so of unadulterated distortion. Nothing is wrong with it except that it leaves out the major reason Romney may beat Gingrich in Florida. The rest is pundit-fodder. Romney cannot win a single primary that is not won by an advertising edge. In the case of Florida its four to one. That's in millions. Chump change for some one on the top tenth of the top one percent. The NYT takes a …

In Syria A National Strike is Needed

Syria is being killed by AssadHe has some wealthy supportThe masses of Syria must have a national sit down strikeNo work no nothingLet the monitors observeIf Assad continues his violence and the world does not interveneWe can deal with thatBut without the drama of a nonviolent national strikeThings will remain the sameA genocidal dancethat is all to real
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Deridda on Peirce (Notes): Signs and Symbols

Notes from Derrida's "Of Grammatology" John Hopkins University Press., 1974. Chapter Two

Signs are often seen as elusive because they are. Symbols are often misunderstood because they are undefined. Derrida finds in Peirce one who sees both clear.

These mental signs are of mixed nature; the symbol parts of them are called concepts. If a man makes a new symbol, it is by thoughts involving concepts. So it is only out of symbols that a new symbol can grow.

Peirce complies with two apparently incompatible exigencies. The mistake here would be to sacrifice one for the other.

"Symbols grow. They come into being by development out of other signs, particularly from icons, or from mixed signs."

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Florida is Iowa Two A Romney Attempt to Buy the Presidency

Newt Gingrich Takes A Backseat To Mitt Romney On The Florida Airwaves - ABC News: "The Romney campaign and a super PAC supporting him is spending nearly quadruple the amount that Gingrich and the pro-Gingrich super PAC, Winning Our Future, has spent to air television and radio ads ahead of the state’s Jan. 31 primary."

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I am as mad as I was when it sunk in in Iowa that Romney was simply trying to buy the primary with wall to wall ads. I thought Florida would even the ad race between him and Newt. No such luck as the note above indicates. Once again we will have no indication whether Romney can win on a fair playing field. What we do know is this. That if Romney wins only the gullible media will act as though it was a fair contest. The media goes by who won, not who paid the most. WhenvRomney pays four to one, he is doing what he has done all his life. Buying what he wants. That is sick. A shame on our democracy.
To look at it another way. 
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Superficial Standards Mark Florida Contest

Romney surges in Fla., but Gingrich attacking - CBS News: "At a campaign stop in Titusville, he told the crowd he's "had the fun of having two debates where I had to stand up and battle. And battling was fun and battling was won.""

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If two strong showings in debates is the hard news in FLA, the sign is superficiality.
The cold hard truth is that such superficiality is unlikely to lead to November victory.
In addition to lying in debates, Mr. Romney thus further dims his chances of becoming President. Which, from a progressive point of view, is progress.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Progress is life's reality

New Tao Posts: The Tao unites all things in threes:
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Progress is life's reality A binary becomes a three The one the son the spirit free Our thinking is a trinity

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes