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Showing posts from March 1, 2012

Dear Rush. Here is My Other Cheek. Go Ahead

No thanks to GOP - Blunt Blunted

Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate - The Washington Post: "By a largely party-line vote, the Senate on Thursday blocked a move to exempt virtually any employer with moral objections from the Obama administration’s controversial birth control health coverage rule.

The measure, an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway funding bill, was tabled—and therefore effectively killed—by a vote of 51 to 48."

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There are 48 bloodthirsty, anti-woman GOP Senators who do not deserve to be re-elected. See that they aren't.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

100 countries try to hack us daily

US urges NATO to build 'cyber shield':

"The US government estimates that more than 100 foreign intelligence agencies or governments try to hack into US systems 'on a daily basis,' he said, highlighting the magnitude of the challenge"

And we are heading back to the Cold War notion of a linked defense, this time of our intricate cyber-structure. DOD is on the case.

Cast the first stone, Donald. Oops, you already did

If you are interested in what Donald Trump thinks about the real estate aspects of this story, be my guest. The link is below.

I only care about the headline which strikes me as the pot calling the kettle black.
Donald Trump seems to me the very signature of the dumbing down of our culture and the architectural decline of my home town.

Cast the first stone, Donald. Oops, you already did. That, I guess, is your style.

Donald Trump: The Ground Zero Mosque Developer Is A Low Level Loser

The Engineering Miracle We Need

ShortFormContent at Blogger: The key to smarter construction in the future:

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The engineering miracle we need Is the creation of a modular unit that can be linked to other such units to create A universal means of achieving eco-sustainability on site These modular units would form the base of a matrix to which The modular elements of living, work and commercial spaces would be attached These base units would have the capacity to recycle all wastes To reprocess liquid To store and conduct energy They would be underground They would operate silently as the continually moving heart of cyber-communities
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The key to smarter construction in the future

The key to smarter construction in the future is building  a matrix that can hold any number of modular elementsThe matrix would be the conductor of water energy and waste for the entire complex of spaces that it holdsSpaces held within the matrix would be made of mass-produced smart surfacesWhat we call walls and floors and ceilings and roofsThese surfaces would be thinner than walls but vastly smarterSoundproof fireproof collapsible and movable with easeFuture communities would combine work play and residenceBe large enough to enable viable businesses to sproutAnd with their matrix be largely eco-sufficientWhen designers and architects wake to this positive evolutionWe will see that with this understanding a thousand flowers can bloom
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Occupy could build new cyber-communities bottom up

Occupy Our Homes Calls for National Week of Bank Protest Actions | AmpedStatus: "In solidarity with families across the U.S. resisting foreclosures and evictions, the Occupy Our Homes movement is announcing that March 13th-16th will be a National Week of Action to protest the criminal foreclosure practices of the nation’s largest banks."

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Smartest thing Occupy could do would be to build new cyber-communities for up to 10K persons within mile-from-end-to-end areas. It can be done. These would be zoned for everything - education, entertainment, residence, work, commerce, etc. They would be car-free. Create the integral designs and start building and it will speak louder than any words that we could write. It would truly revolutionize society.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Why the Web is a subversive source of influence

Conceptual Barriers to Creating Integrative Universities: "Today’s society looks to universities for solutions to broad-based issues that require cross-disciplinary expertise. Yet, the organizational structure of our institutions remains locked in academic and administrative silos that have little genuine ability to communicate or to recognize the interdependence of knowledge. Why does the capacity to communicate between disciplines and units remain limited? How do formalizations of our experience create barriers? What kind of reflection would it take to subject our mental models of knowledge and learning to critical inquiry? This discussion highlights one of the most entrenched ‘group identity myths’ that underlie the structure of modern academic institutions, the ‘triviality of integration’ thesis."

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Cap Tip Jon

A subversive capacity of the Web is the enabling of individuals to take words from anywhere and make them their own and thereby increase the …

There is no authentic conservatism on the other side

Romney Debases the G.O.P. Base -

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A woman was on the tube talking about why she voted for Santorum
It was not because she wanted to build from the bottom up It was because he would take care of "us" Take care means vindicate In a more sinister vein it means that in the rubble Santorum and his remnant will somehow remain vindicated

It is Obama who is the actual responsibility candidate He is not out to take care of anyone Merely to see that as things are distributed that distribution is fair
Isn't it strange Santorum is not about rebuilding He is about vindication
Romney is not about vindication But he does not have any sense of real fairness
Obama wins our votes Because finally there is no authentic conservatism on the other side

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This goes to my Rogue's Gallery

Today's the day to find another way

Setting sun and damage doneAwareness of  life yet unlivedToday's the day to find another way

 From Spotify:   A little music 
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And now we must prevail from scratch

Tensions Raise Specter of Gas at $5 a Gallon - "Gasoline for $5 a gallon? The possibility is hardly far-fetched."
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The specter is of endless rising cost Suddenly our ways are obsolete And now we must prevail from scratch

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Lady Gaga is a sign of hope

Born to Not Get Bullied - "When she was in high school, Lady Gaga says, she was thrown into a trash can."
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Lady Gaga is a sign of hope Confronting the world's blunt tawdriness Knowing only individuals can be hope's seed

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