7/26/12

Give us this day our daily bread is interesting It is an imperative


Give us this day our daily bread is interesting
It is an imperative
As though it is in Abba's power to give us bread
It is also recurrent 
Daily implies every day including today 
And finally it is our bread 
It belongs to us 

It as as if Abba has something of ours 
And that's the nub 

This is saying make sure we get our bread today 
It is entitlement a right 
We are asking Abba to see to it that we are fed 
When we are not fed 
something is standing between us and Abba 
How about poverty 
How about scarcity 
How about selfishness 
How about greed 
If the bread is ours to begin with 
we are asking Abba to clear away these possible barriers 
We are assuming that Abba has the power 
to conquer poverty and greed and all these other things 

And so Abba does 
but only as we understand the truth 
We are entitled 
Entitlement is not a dirty word 
It refers to a right 
We ask for bread and expect to receive 
... our daily bread

And let us be clear
this is everything that nurtures us
Call it entitlement
Call it a safety net
But this prayer means more
Our daily bread means
our portion of what is needed to 
enjoy life liberty and the pursuit of happiness



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Be Funny if Mitt's Zombies Took Twitter Down

UPDATE Hours in and not even a change in the clearly incomplete %%ed announcement so I surmise that if it is not the dreaded cascading bug it is an attack. Google chat is said to have experienced some trouble earlier.

I shall let my original admittedly partisan speculation stand.


At the time of this post Twitter is seriously down
You cannot even get the Status Page to open
Be funny if Mitt realized that we are winning the election
for President Obama on Twitter
All signs are good
Mitt stumbles daily and we note it
Mitt seems to be buying followers against TOS
and we note it
 When people have unlimited money they can hire
hackers galore
Mitt is not beyond such an act
Just saying as they say





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Signs are about objects, in every sense of the word “pragmata”


Signs are about objects, in every sense of the word “pragmata”, and
Peirce was about the same pragmata that he arranged his signs about.

I believe it's true that fixating on signs in isolation from their objects
and interpretants, along with fixating on single triples in isolation from
the triadic sign relations in which they take their place as elements, are
the main obstacles that keep would-be understanders of Peirce's signs from
getting off the ground when they seek to apply Peirce's theory of signs to
significant practical objects.  It is my object to do something about that.

- Jon Awbry

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