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Let us not spend billions to repair a society that is, as now, borderline dysfunctional.

Pattern Language and Communications | Stephen C. Rose:

"My interest in the term pattern language lies in its original manifestation as the way Christopher Alexander and others conceptualized human settlements from the most intimate aspects of the home to the entire inhabited earth, or ecumenopolis, as C. A. Doxiadis described it.

I am vitally concerned that the Obama infrastructure project help reclaim and transform private and public space, with attention to the incredible fund of ideas in Alexander’s practical description of the nested patterns of human habitation and commerce. Let us not spend billions to repair a society that is, as now, borderline dysfunctional."

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Romney - More Bad Signs Are Sinking Him Daily

Everywhere Romney wins the voter turnout has declined. I alluded earlier today to the poll that now places him five points behind the President Dick Armey now says he wants Newt out. Anyone Armey opposes must have something worth being for. A sudden conservative tide for Newt is not inconceivable. That possibility increases as Obama seems likely to win. The last thing conservatives want to face is Mitt Romney head to head with Obama in debate Newt would be entertaining We love good theater

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A bit of vampire stuff with a Wall Street twist

The Vampire Takeover that Failed - Yahoo! Voices -
"You need to hear this.

It concerns vampires. I suppose you think of these creatures as horror figures. Yes. And perhaps you have trembled in suspense as the story moves toward the moment of truth. All that blood being sucked away.

Well, this story has none of the usual features. It also happens to be true. No other vampire stories can make that claim."

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It's a short story.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

We were brain-damaged to design things as they are

Traffic Fumes Linked To Brain Damage, Autism | Disinformation: "Not that this should be any great surprise, but maybe now that scientists are able to measure the adverse effects of combustion-engine vehicle pollution, legislators will take action. One can dream, anyway. From the Wall Street Journal:

Congested cities are fast becoming test tubes for scientists studying the impact of traffic fumes on the brain.

As roadways choke on traffic, researchers suspect that the tailpipe exhaust from cars and trucks—especially tiny carbon particles already implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments—may also injure brain cells and synapses key to learning and memory."

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This intelligence is hardly novel. One can by observation note the effects of our choices. It would be interesting to see a study of residents of Capri and other largely car free spots compared with the residents of NYC and LA. The elimination of the car from its close c…

The more Romney seems to succeed the greater the anxiety

The Romney Trajectory Goes Down By The Day
Just todayHis showing among Hispanics has been pathetic and gives the lie to his expensive campaign organizationHe appears to be falling in national polls versus the President making one winder if the President might be peaking too early
These late realizations - in the context of a backdrop of gaffes and amazingly superficial campaign utterancesjustify immense Republican misgivings and the growing likelihood of an implosion
The dynamic - The more Romney seems to succeed the greater the anxiety

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It's not Just Syria It Is The World Come Home

U.S. Embassy in Syria Halts Operations as Violence Flares -

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It's not just Syria it is the world We are a stretched-out Empire Vulnerable to the leverage of anger If Ron Paul wouldn't whine so much he'd have more audience If Barack took some time to test he might discover ambience In revving up remote and bringing everything else home There's nothing we can't do from here Let's get our act together Test the waters Listen to the wind a bit
We cannot make democracy with planted NGOs calling our shots That's retro yesterday do not believe in yesterday Just now we curry the resentment of adolescents Who may know we're right But like resentful teens are tired of being told And wanting to be on their own

Meanwhile before we totter off the cliff Let us Rejuvenate and recreate Contemplate and cogitate
It's not just Syria it is the world Come home

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My 6 Internal Willed Ingredients For Success

Mark Zuckerberg’s 6 Ingredients For Success | TechCrunch: "This week Facebook filed its S-1 to go public. Mark is 27. How Mark managed to launch a social networking site after Friendster had crashed during MySpace’s zenith has been widely chronicled. What’s been less discussed is how Mark mastered the six requirements to succeed, namely Ambition, Vision, Determination, Execution, Luck and Timing."

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1. Tolerance - a strength which enables you to listen and not judge and consider without jumping to conclusions.

2. Helpfulness - an ingredient which establishes that your goal is not just self-aggrandizement, a wider horizon shown by specific actions daily.
3. Democracy - an ideal which insists that each living being has the same rights as those you claim and assume for yourself. The revolutionary underpinning of progress.

4. Non-idolatry - the capacity to see the limits of sight and to approach all communications with skepticism if they claim to be more …

Spotify Playlist Stir It Up Wailers, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac Others

Wailers, Pat Coll, Celeste Krenz, Tom T. Hall, ZZTop, Mary J. Blige, Drake, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Elmore James, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, John Fahey, Fleetwood Mac
Life and life only
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Post-Superbowl Epiphany - Strange Things Do Happen

No fan of football I but then I remember Marianne Moore
Likes sports and I channel her The deft footwork of the pass receiver Was seraphic Mindfulness incarnate The ads were conspicuously blah Save for the Detroit Eastwood one  Special effects should be permanently placed in the  Just Because We Can folder
The destruction of the Patriots had an aura of inevitability As if scripted
All told an amazing experience We amend our prejudices thus

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