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Once Again I Say Mitt Is Not The Inevitable GOP Candidate

Romney Now Less Popular Than Bush | National Memo | Breaking News, Smart Politics:
Once again I say Mitt Is not the inevitable GOP candidate One of my pleasures is to have virtually no readers and do better than the rest of the media Wrong at times sure I am claiming nothing but the malfeasance of the media Whose quest to be right leads to a crowd mentality Like Romney is inevitable Let's say he remains popular with one out of three Worse than W I do not think an Etch-o-Sketch will fix that He may become the man who lost the nomination that he won 



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The Confusion in Charles Sanders Peirce

If the way history is made is through willed values, those values were there before we were. They are ontological. I think the confusion in Peirce is his relegation of ethics to the aesthetic. Kierkegaard did a similar thing when he essentially sidelined the ethical. I muse that the semiotic realm is infused with ontological values (the foundation of ethics) and that history is made by the values we will. By our fruits we are known. Why is it I feel I understand Peirce when I have a dunce's capacity for math and science? It is because he fits in to my evolving understanding of how to see the world and particularly how to identify and deal with the nominalist binary consciousness that essentially has allowed us to arrive at the ethical morass we are in. This is the century when we have to advance out of that and achieve what Derrida called the unprecedented.




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Why Willard Mitt Romney Will Finally Lose

UPDATE July 17, 2012 PM

Since this was written many months ago, the noose has tightened. Romney is guilty of terrible doings to build his fortune - including investments which did conscious and tangible harm. He will be forced either to put up or stagger forward, losing ignominiously.

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1. Despite all his flip flops, he would aid and abet the Roberts Court, further damaging our democracy and making women prey to the reversal of Rove v Wade.

2. Despite his probable rejection of the worst of the Ryan One Percent Budget, he would steer the nation on the same W course that, with the Clinton complicity in repealing Glass-Steagall, precipitated the W meltdown.

3. The emptiness of his suit suggests that he would simply not be up to the reasoned consideration that has characterized the Obama stewardship of both our economy and our national security.

All of these reasons combine with the biggest reason of all - a Romney win would likely signal a Republican advance with all of the depredations …

I heard the cry of justice welling up from Broadway

Death of Florida Teen Spurs Outcry and Action - NYTimes.com:
'via Blog this'
I heard the cry of justice welling up from Broadway And I thought of Occupy and Al Sharpton and activism And wished the pain that I have had for two weeks now Would relent enough so that I could don my hoodie And go down and join the march I join it now with words to all who likewise Could not march But whose hearts like mine are with the child His parents And with those who find in this the leverage we need to turn this country away  From the vile poilitics that created a kaw That permits murder with impunity In Florida A state whose residents I now pity Since the number who have died in claimed self defense has Tripled since the law was Passed Thanks Marco


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Willard Mitt Romney's Permanent Striptease Act

Jeb Bush Endorses Romney - Aide Makes ‘Etch A Sketch’ Gaffe - NYTimes.com:
Romney's permanent striptease act Each day a new truth is revealed That they conflict - a minor fact The empty suit is unconcealed



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

I find the new Gmail cumbersome

I find the new Gmail cumbersome It seems to send I always need to scroll Maybe they're smart and I am dumb Maybe I'll go back to the old

Actually the old is cumbersome too, but I'd gotten used to it
You should be able to send from any point in the post
The send button should be more prominent graphically


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Angela Circulate Don't Strangulate

Pushing Back Against Austerity - NYTimes.com:
Angela circulate don't strangulate Circulating money makes it grow Make that your mantra and you'll do OK Otherwise Europe is going to blow
By now everyone should know that the best investment of all is in the education of all who need it to advance in life. The worst solution to economic crisis is enforced austerity that humiliates and holds no promise of advance for anyone.


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Universal exposure is an answer to piracy

‘Touch,’ From Fox TV, Will Have a Worldwide Premiere - NYTimes.com:
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Universal exposure is an answer to piracy It's a part of the evolution we are all engaged in Access of everyone to everything helps break down borders Eventually all people will have the run of the globe

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Charles Sanders Peirce - A Lucid Explanation of Thirds

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “A Guess at the Riddle”, CP 1.354–416

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359. First and Second, Agent and Patient, Yes and No, are categories which enable us roughly to describe the facts of experience, and they satisfy the mind for a very long time. But at last they are found inadequate, and the Third is the conception which is then called for. The Third is that which bridges over the chasm between the absolute first and last, and brings them into relationship.

We are told that every science has its Qualitative and its Quantitative stage; now its qualitative stage is when dual distinctions,— whether a given subject has a given predicate or not,— suffice; the quantitative stage comes when, no longer content with such rough distinctions, we require to insert a possible half-way between every two possible conditions of the subject in regard to its possession of the quality indicated by the predicate.

Ancient mechanics recognized forces as causes which produced motions as their immed…