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Monday, January 14, 2013

How to create your own civilization in the digital age.

35 comments:

  1. Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for today

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will live as one

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  2. Imagine there's no colonists
    It's easy if you try
    No hell around us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for the ONE?

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to left kill or die for
    And no false religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in submission

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger, just redistributed as the ONE sees fit.
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world (except the Jews, Christians, B'hai, Atheists, Wiccans & Hindus)

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will live as one

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  3. One world government...

    Agenda 21.

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  4. Imagine how boring all that would be.

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  5. Imagine there's no columnists, or at least Krugman, as a start.

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    1. Imagine there's no black panther's, it's easy if you try..

      No affirmative action aimed at us
      Above us only sky
      Imagine all the working people living for today

      Imagine there's no gang bangers
      It isn't hard to do
      No colors kill or die for
      And no Crips too
      Imagine all the decent people living life in peace

      You, you may say
      I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
      I hope some day you'll join us
      And the world will be as one

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  6. .

    Tucker is an optimist when it comes to technology. There are many like him. There are also many who are not quite so optimistic. They are often called Luddites.

    Here is a short clip from Sunday's 60 Minutes the theme of which was will robots steal your job.

    Will Robots Steal Your Job

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any more videos of the program. Most of it consisted of an interview with a couple engineers from Silicon Valley whose job it is to keep progress of technology, robots, algorithms, computer programs, etc. going at an ever-expanding pace. You could hardly call these guys Luddites yet even they are worried that the progress is coming at an ever-expanding pace and society will not be able to keep pace when it comes to finding jobs for those displaced by this 'progress'. They fear we may actually be locked into a future world of castes, of the haves and the have-nots, with income inequality expanding at the same rate as technological progress. There were examples of huge companies Microsoft, Apple, Google, worth hundreds of billions of dollars that are relatively speaking operated with minimul staff. There are also the stories of how even Chinese jobs are being lost to automation.

    In stricly economic terms, another view,

    The problem is that if, rather than a period of 112 years, we look at just the last 30 years -- say since the mid 1980s -- the story is very different. Incomes (wages) for most average workers have been completely stagnant in real terms; after adjusting for inflation, most workers have made little or any progress. And for a number of big-ticket items -- like health care, housing, and education -- the situation has actually worsened significantly for most Americans.

    So will making all kinds of stuff cheaper, even as incomes continue to stagnate and even fall, solve our problems? No, it will not. If we actually had a situation where prices for nearly everything fell while wages likewise fell and unemployment increased, that would be deflation. You won't find many economists who would advocate long-term deflation as a good strategy for the future.

    Deflation destroys the incentive to invest in the future and, if prolonged, would likely slow the pace of innovation. The problem with deflation is that while incomes, prices, and asset values may well fall, debts do not deflate. The result would be widespread insolvency, potentially catastrophic financial crises, and lower living standards for virtually everyone.

    The true challenge we face in the future is really about incomes. As technology and globalization advance, how do we get incomes for the majority of the population to continue increasing in real terms? This has been the historical path to prosperity, and we have to figure out how to maintain that trend going forward. One of the main ideas I focus on in my book The Lights in the Tunnel is that incomes power consumers -- and consumers ultimately power the economy...



    Will Robots and Automation Make Human Workers Obsolete?

    The real question becomes what do you do with those workers made obsolete by this progress?

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    1. That, Q, was the essence of Rufus's postts concerning that mine in Scandinavia. The joy stick miners.

      What does society do with all the displaced 'Middle Class' workers?

      Especially after the Unemployment INSURANCE Benifits run out.

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    2. "Benifits"?

      Hey Sparky, That's "benefits"....

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    3. It is great to have a spell checker.

      Have any other office skills?

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    4. How skilled are you at addition?

      Are you going to br offering free janitorial services, too?

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    5. I'll just let you keep cleaning up, after me.

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    6. Don't flatter yourself.

      You ain't worth it....

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  7. lynn chase January 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm (Doctor Housing Bubble Blog)

    That may contribute to the reason for low inventory however in brief, the reason has nothing to do with anything “organic” so to compare the market to anything organic or free is moot.

    The reason for the low inventory is because of the investor program offered by the Federal Reserve you can read more information about the investor housing program at the Federal Reserve website it is for institutional qualified investors only they must hold the properties purchased in bulk for a minimum 5 years to be used as rentals they can extend this for an additional 5 years before they’re allowed to sell the property back on to the market.

    Further, brokerage banks like Goldman Sachs JP Morgan Chase and the usual Banksters,are going to securitize the rent rolls yes I’m sure this will end well securitizing rent rolls if they couldn’t securitize mortgage backed securities successfully what do you think that’ll happen when they’re securitizing just the signatures on leases without being backed by any asset.

    Of course the reality is that’s what they did with the mortgage back securities in reality we’re just Hawking are borrowers signatures on a note they could care less about the underlying asset it might as well have been a coffee table.


    Henry Ford said it is probably well enough that people do not understand the financial system for if they understood there would be rioting in the streets before the morning.

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  8. During his news conference Monday, the president pointed out that he had played a pleasant round of golf with House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), but that the two men still couldn't strike a big deficit-reduction deal.

    The president said lawmakers and their families come to the annual congressional picnic and have pictures taken with the Obamas.

    "I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time,'' he said. "But it doesn't prevent them from going onto the floor of the House and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist."

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  9. Mr Cameron said: "There is a very dangerous Islamist regime allied to al-Qa'ida in control of the north of [Mali]. It was threatening the south… and we should support the action the French have taken.

    So we were first out of the blocks, as it were, to say to the French, 'We'll help you, we'll work with you.'"

    Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister, said France had "no desire to act alone" and that an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers would be held this week.

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  10. George P. Bush has raised a whopping $1.3 million in less than two months – with a financial boost from the family and the Bush political network – to launch his first race for statewide office in Texas. Top contributors included father Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, and uncle George W. Bush, the former president.

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  11. Several other teachers gave me the same explanation for pushing two spaces on their students. But if you think about, that's a pretty backward approach: The only reason today's teachers learned to use two spaces is because their teachers were in the grip of old-school technology.

    We would never accept teachers pushing other outmoded ideas on kids because that's what was popular back when they were in school. The same should go for typing.

    So, kids, if your teachers force you to use two spaces, send them a link to this article. Use this as your subject line: "If you type two spaces after a period, you're doing it wrong."


    Space Invaders

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  12. Islamist fighters in Mali captured a central town on Monday as a ferocious campaign of air strikes by French warplanes aimed at halting their advance entered its fourth day.

    ...

    "What they do have is a lot of money. Tens of millions of dollars from people and cocaine smuggling, so they can pay much better wages than the state army.

    ...

    "We call on all parties to the conflict to respect the safety of civilians and to leave medical facilities untouched," said Rosa Crestani, MSF's emergency response co-ordinator.Save the Children warned that women and children were being forced to flee for their lives were among the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.

    Families forced from their homes are adding to nearly 350,000 people who fled the region after last year's fighting erupted.

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  13. On this day in 1952, the Yankee Clipper Joe Dimaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were married in a ceremony that took place in San Francisco at City Hall.

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  14. Check out "Absolute Proof Sandy Hook was Staged" on Constitutional Emergency
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    Twana Blevins

    7:22 PM (2 hours ago)

    to me
    Constitutional Emergency
    Twana Blevins

    Check out the video 'Absolute Proof Sandy Hook was Staged'
    Fast & Furious, Benghazi Gun Running, Now this...all to remove 2nd Amendment.

    Absolute Proof Sandy Hook was Staged


    Twana, whose name I absolutely love, is out in Montana I think, having gotten on her email list after replying to suggestions as the where her brother could get a job. I suggested the Dakotas, and I think he did too, head out to the Dakotas, where the eagles eat well.

    Sometimes right on, sometimes bonkers like on this, I believe anyway, no one is ever gonna take her guns, except with crowbar, out of those dead cold hands, after she dies defending home, hearth, and the Constitution.

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    1. Put this up but I think it is the same video as mentioned above.

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  15. The title of this post reminds me of Blake's 'one must create one's own system, or be enslaved to that of some other man'.

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  16. Fox is having segment on drug dealing rapper fathers 12 or so kids from X amount of women and can't remember their names, etc.....I wish I could create my own civilization.

    It wouldn't contain drugs, nor rappers, nor fathers who can't remember the names of their kids, nor women who fall for the big man.

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    1. The sun slides down to the west, its light reflecting on the snow fields. I'm driving slowly. I don't care to join those other two I saw in the ditch. The car rocks softly and the head of the aging man in the shotgun seat to my right inclines to the west, resting in his right arm. I have reclined his seat four notches to ease his lanky body and he sleeps, exhaling deeply, inhaling softy and slowly. He is going home, and I am his driver. Under those beautiful snow fields with their drifts and swirls of snow and ice the roots of last summer store last year's light, and deep down there, in the roots' frozen coils, rest the mice, dreaming, and even the frozen worms in their figures of cursive struggle to dream there, of the coming of next summer's light.

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  18. Why hell, I was in the outhouse readin' this trash paper that the boys usually use as wipe, and ah come on some crap article or other in The Times, trashing love, so I go to American Thinker to get the true skinny an' here it is -

    January 15, 2013
    New York Times Declares Victory in Feminism's War on Love and Romance
    By Pamela Geller

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/new_york_times_declares_victory_in_feminisms_war_on_love_and_romance.html

    That Geller gal is really somethin. Here's some of what she says -

    It's overwhelming depressing these poisonous fruits of "women's liberation." The epidemic of single motherhood, the breakdown of the American family, the street vernacular of "bitches and hos," the emasculation of men, the bone-crushing responsibility of one woman being mother, father, breadwinner, chief cook and bottle washer we owe to the feminists.

    She says a lot more too.

    She ain't no lesbian settler, that gal, that Geller.

    Buck









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    1. "The epidemic of single motherhood,"

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      Only been one of my top issues for over three decades.
      I remember back in the early eighties, maybe even late seventies,
      hearing with increasing frequency single motherhood being described in heroic terms, because after all, single motherhood serves as a breeding ground for the need for bigger government.
      But, of course, it was never described that way, just that they were heros.
      Not tragic figures, not pathetic figures, not disgusting man-hating figures, not lost and lonely figures, etc etc etc.
      No, almost everyone in politics, left and right had to pay their obligatory respects to SINGLE MOTHERS much as we must all now pay the obligatory respect to "moderate Muslims" even tho they might really be Captain or Colonel Hassan inside.

      Obviously, there are exceptional cases, like Bill Bennet, or Rudy Giuliani, but the simple facts are spelled out by statistics:

      Fatherless children by and large are victimized children who must face life starting off with the odds stacked high against their success.

      ...but just like the Muzzies, we must ignore that and pay our respects and congratulate ourselves on how benevolent and kind we are for lying about some of the most basic criteria of healthy family life.

      End of Rant.
      Geller Rules!

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  19. Genghis Khan, Secretary of State
    William A. Levinson

    Genghis John Kerry is therefore on record as saying that he knowingly and willfully committed actions that are contrary to the laws of warfare, including the Geneva Convention.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/genghis_khan_secretary_of_state.html

    Yes, you may laugh now, or cry, just as you will.

    But, remember his medals, that is all important.

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  20. Miss California, when asked in an interview her opinion about euthanasia, said she wasn't sure, and needed to read up on it, and then asked "That's a vaccine, right?"

    http://twitchy.com/2013/01/13/miss-california-asked-about-euthanasia-thats-a-vaccine-right/

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    1. Why hell, that's painful pitiful, Bob, that's what it is. Why have them public schools at all? All the gals out here know what euthanasia is.

      That gal ain't no woman.

      Pam Geller is a woman.

      Buck

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  21. Lincoln never spoke ill of the Founders. His political purpose, as he understood it, was to do with slavery exactly what the Founders had originally intended, putting it on the course of ultimate extinction. That was Lincoln's position during the 1858 Illinois Senate race with Judge Stephen A. Douglas, and again his party's presidential platform in 1860.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/lincoln_divided.html

    The man doesn't seem 'demented' to me. What say you Buck?

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    1. He warn't demented. I like this here, Bob -

      For Democrats, liberty has almost always meant "for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor," because their essential principle hasn't changed: "you work, I eat," as Lincoln called it. Wealth redistribution and the modern social welfare state imitate the principle of slavery exactly, but at least Democrats can claim an honest link to their political forebears; the Republicans can't even manage that.

      I never did see the profit in workin' for nothing. Or forcin' someone else to.

      Buck


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