How The People Will Overturn the Supreme Court

The Court will essentially stall health care reform one way or another, making life easier for the one percent. The election will be fought on a simpler ultimate choice. Single payer or medicare and medicaid for all versus a return to the untenable system we have had. In essence, the huge stone wall of conservative push back will result in the passage of what we should have had all along. By a Democratic Congress elected in response to the threat to the advances of health care reform.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

We have butchered our spontaneous souls into ether

ShortFormContent at Blogger: Life cannot be lived by ideals for long:

Above is the first part of the post at peirce-l@listserv.iupui.edu, completed here, by Eugene Halton.

"We have butchered our spontaneous souls into ether, we have butchered our minds into believing that our bodies are machines and the universe is a machine, and we have butchered the earth: The poisoned fruit of our science and its cultural legacy. Scientific self-correction may be a matter of the long run. Hooray for it. The problem is that life is also a matter of once for all time. Cut its cord and it's gone.

"Creation issues forth as non-ideal spontaneous reasonableness, which may be an aspect of Peirce's understanding of the aesthetic as more encompassing than the ethical or logical and their concerns with the good and the true. "The admirable," literally that which one "wonders at," as an understanding of aesthetic (a word which means to perceive or feel), seems to have moved from its literal meaning of wonder toward one of idealizing, perhaps as an aspect of our idealizing, anesthetic age."

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Life cannot be lived by ideals for long

"I could not think of anything worse than a community transforming the world through "intelligent ideals," and I do not think the statement accurately represents Peirce. This Pyrrhic victory of eviscerated, abstract intelligence in the service of ideals would be ruinous to life, just as Teilhard de Chardin's concept of a "noosphere" (in the sense of atmosphere, stratosphere) is, a film of planetary intelligence in which "life's domain" would be ruled by reason. Life from the neck up is ruinous to life: the noose sphere. Peirce, it seems to me, understood the limited place of science in the practice of life, which is why he thought pragmatically that science is impractical. Other people, such as Dostoyevsky and Melville and D. H. Lawrence, saw more deeply into the problem of the idealization of life than Peirce did, perhaps because they were artists.

"Life cannot be lived by ideals for long; life can be lived with ideals, never sustainably by them. Our age today, with its ideal religions and ideal science and technology, is fast realizing ideal ruination of the biosphere."

From a post by Eugene Halton at peirce-l@listserv.iupui.edu

A nation in decline will build more prisons

A nation in decline will build more prisons
That's what we've done we lead the world in that
A nation on the rise will act with wisdom
We're getting there as we see where we're at

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Mitt's plan won't fill the donut hole

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Click above to access an infographic that shows how Mitt's plan fails the elderly

Mitt's plan won't fill the donut hole 
The President's law does
Mitt's vouchers replace Medicare
Mitt's not the man he was

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

This is the second post on how to publish free.

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This is the second post on how to publish free. The first is at the link above.

The project is to see if it is possible to succeed as an author using the free means available on the Web, not counting your time which is of infinite value.

I think it makes sense to go the Amazon Kindle route. It's free and user-friendly and it does not keep you from fanning out on to other platforms. If you keep your work exclusive for a while, you can join a profit-sharing program called Kindle Select.

As a Kindle author, you can create a bio page with a Twitter feed in the US, UK, Germany and France. My US one is here.

If you are just starting do not despair. If you use Word, just copy your writings into texts that are coherent and have a focus. Say exactly what your text is. You have complete control. Kindle will even give you a generic cover for your book. And Word will let you create a cover page that you can include if you wish.

Get a Kindle account.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Bankers who cheat will go down

We could
Forbid saving entirely
That is what Jesus meant with his parable of the talents
We could insist that every penny be reinvested 
No hoarding
No hidden transactions

We could

Regulate sensibly
This would require penitence
On the part of the GOP

We could

Careen to disaster
We've done it before

Abba will remain within us all
Encouraging the virtues Jesus venerated
Helpfulness democracy
Tolerance non-idolatry

We have not reached a tipping point in affirming these
But we are making progress
We are rising
And as we do
Bankers who cheat
Will go down

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

All our works are musement and fallibility

I let a whole day go by without posting
I was busy getting my Kindle trove in order
None of the books I have there had been republished 
To conform with Kindle's evolving platform
Who can complain about a 70 percent royalty on books you sell
for under ten bucks

I wake up filled with thoughts like quantum physics is fallible
because no one can get outside of it
And because movement is always (at least) tertiary
But I have nothing but a dunce cap to wear when it comes to science
If I think undulation is a good thing to describe
how things move
and that everything has a mind of its own 
What matter

But consider this
How can anyone say how things are
When no one can get outside  of it
Whatever it might be
It is funny to me that we think we can arrive at truth
By getting to the smallest element
We have Peirce to remind us that all our works
are musement and fallibility
But that we are a community
and we progress
And in that sentence lies more than a smidgeon or smidgen of truth 

Good morning

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