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This is the story of me and the story of not me.

Who is Adam Panflick? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "More recently, after continuing to put together material under the heading of Panflick, I decided that enough time had passed to create what I would call a fictional memoir.

This is the story of me and the story of not me.

One could say the same thing for the protagonist of many novels. They are and are not their author."

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Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Time to start reducing the number of cars and detached houses

Beyond Our Unsustainable and Eco-Disastrous Automobile Economy - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "Last winter I was driving (as a passenger) on big roads that serve the Boston area and they were almost traffic free. My friend told me, when I asked, that the economy had indeed impacted traffic.
To me this is simply God's, or the economy's, way of nudging us toward my proposed future (it has been proposed since the 1960s) when the private car simply becomes out of reach for most, just as I believe private detached homes will be out of reach."

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There's more at the link above. These days we are starting to see malls converted into the prototypes of cyber-communities. Things are looking up.



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Free "scholarly" access is vastly superior and also capital intensive

Can Peer Review be better Focused?: "There has been much recent discussion of free access to the on-line scholarly literature. It is argued that this material becomes that much more valuable when freely accessible [1], and moreover that it is in public policy interests to make the results of publicly funded research freely available as a public good [2]. It is also suggested that this could ultimately lead to a more cost-efficient scholarly publication system. The response of the publishing community has been that their editorial processes provide an essential service to the research community, that these are labor-intensive and hence costly, and that even if delayed, free access could impair their ability to support these operations. "

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My quotes in the headline are not aimed at scholars but in the current efforts to restrict access by all to what people think and surmise, as if all did not have a contribution to make. Scholars should read Peirce befor…

Romneybucks come from the usual suspects and secret sources

‘Super PAC’ Filings Show Power and Secrecy - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Romney, who assailed Newt Gingrich in Florida last week for “working as a lobbyist and selling influence around Washington,” also got a major boost from some of the Republican Party’s top corporate lobbyists, who raised more than a million dollars in checks for Mr. Romney’s campaign during the last three months of 2011.

Patrick Durkin, a lobbyist for Barclay’s, raised over $400,000 in contributions. Bruce A. Gates, a lobbyist for Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, raised $275,000. And Austin Barbour, a Mississippi lobbyist and nephew of the state’s former governor, Haley Barbour, raised $210,700 in contributions."

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Plus money Romney's got from a PO Box with no known owner. Nice going Mitt. Buying the nomination is getting easier all the time.



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes