The truth can be cruel. You know it to be true.
The truth can be cruel. You know it to be true.
Imagine DT sitting across from Putin. There has been a constant refrain I would like to clarify.
One of the most ridiculous comments is that, like him or not, at least Donald Trump speaks his mind. At least he says what’s on his mind. This is not a reason to vote for anyone or marry someone or go into business with someone or even know someone. Because the inability to filter that which is “on one’s mind” aside from being in many instances a sign of mental illness is a lethal combination. Having an otherwise good president with Tourette’s is dangerous. I’m not suggesting Trump is mentally ill, but while I agree with much of what he says, there is no way that you can deal with the leader of a country with strategic much less tactical nuclear weapons and say anything that’s “on your mind.” Not only are human lives at stake but the future of the free world.
Samuel Butler said that it is tact that is golden, not silence.
Candor without tact is deadly. Great for pretend reality shows but not for international diplomacy especially during these perilous times.
Your perception and awareness have nothing to do with reality. Rather than provide a prolegomenon of this podcast installment, just listen. And, better yet, send it and forwarded to someone you know. Illuminate them and enlighten them with a view of the world that nobody, and I mean nobody, possesses our exhibits. And perhaps for good reason.
Remember Lionel’s Law. The law always lags behind technology. This was one of the most important cases that was announced this week regarding Facebook and privacy. I know the two terms should not be used in the same sentence, but it never ceases to amaze me how many people do not understand that nothing on Facebook or social media can in any wise be construed as safe and beyond the prying eyes of the government.
What exactly is this podcast about anyway? That’s a great question. Have you ever listened to any Anthony Braxton? Well, if so, think that experience on anxiolytics. A frenetic calm. The antipodal opposites. Just listen. Oh, and guess who actually has the best plan and mode of approach in handling Putin, Russia and NATO? Are you sitting down?
This is worth stating. Boner is defined as a clumsy or stupid mistake. Inter alia, that is! And indubitably, Donald Trump pulled a boner. But let’s look at this further.
It’s not the first time. On “Face the Nation,” in 2010 retired Gen. Wesley Clark challenged John McCain’s “war hero status” as a qualification though, albeit, not as horribly tone deaf as DT’s.
“He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn’t held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn’t a wartime squadron,” Clark said.
“I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”
In fact, Chris Rock may have authored Trump’s line. The comparison value is subject to debate. One’s a retired General, the other a comic. But the meme that’s being presented is that it’s part of the social intercourse, er, conversation.
The line referenced may have originated in Obama-supporting comedian Chris Rock’s HBO special during the 2008 election.
“He a war hero. He a war hero,” Rock said of McCain. “He a war hero that got CAPTURED. There’s a lot of guys in jail that got captured. I don’t want to vote for nobody that got captured. I want to vote for the motherfucker that got away.”
But they say a picture’s worth a thousand words. I say a million words. Why has DT missed completely this connection? How, in the name of Zeus, did he miss this mention?
Often quoted, rarely understood. Niels Henrik David Bohr. Love the guy. How great is this quote? Seriously. Just let it marinate.
We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
– Said to Wolfgang Pauli after his presentation of Heisenberg‘s and Pauli’s nonlinear field theory of elementary particles, at Columbia University (1958), as reported by F.J. Dyson in his paper “Innovation in Physics” (Scientific American, 199, No. 3, September 1958, pp. 74-82 – reprinted in “JingShin Theoretical Physics Symposium in Honor of Professor Ta-You Wu,” edited by Jong-Ping Hsu & Leonardo Hsu, Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, 1998, pp. 73-90, here: p. 84).
And this beaut. Shout out to Max.
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.— Max Planck, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. F. Gaynor (1950), 97. Quoted in David L. Hull, Science as a Process (1990), 379.
This is not hyperbole. Why this country is tentatively enjoys history as exemplified by it in your new concern with the Confederate flag, it knows absolutely nothing about the perils and dangers of martial law.
Martial law?! You betcha. The esteemed and estimable Paul Joseph Watson notes the following background information that your MSM will never so much as hint at.
Despite assurances that the training is to prepare troops for overseas missions, Army documents in the past have made clear that plans for martial law are in place for within the Continental United States (CONUS).
A leaked 2012 US Army Military Police training manual, entitled “Civil Disturbance Operations,” described how soldiers would be ordered to confiscate firearms and kill American “dissidents.” The manual also revealed that prisoners would be detained in temporary internment camps and “re-educated” to gain a new appreciation of “U.S. policies,” in accordance with U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations.
Jade Helm has also drawn comparisons to a 2012 scenario outlined by retired Army colonel Kevin Benson, in which the U.S. Military is used to crush an insurgent rebellion overseen by Tea Party militia members who take over the city of Darlington, South Carolina.
Behold. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. They’re beautiful.
Wow, man. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over. I could stare at them forever.
Alas. This has really nothing to do with today’s offering. Then again, it has everything to do with it.
This is all that the public saw and ostensibly needed to know. “New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner on Monday, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim over his killing by the police on Staten Island last July, the city comptroller and a lawyer for the family said.” [NYT]
This was the wrong case to focus on. They saw what they considered and construed to be a choke hold, though it wasn’t, and further assumed perhaps that an arrestee may respectfully decline an arrest and that’s the end of it. And despite the fact that many Americans are under the deluded belief that they are experts in forensic pathology after having watched Quincy and the CSI for years, these particular facts undoubtedly confound them. Mr. Garner died tragically while he was arresting a legal and lawful arrest. His poor health and myriad medical maladies undoubtedly contributed to his demise when he was pronounced dead an hour later. In fact, as today’s settlement indicates, the emergency response team was certainly culpable. This may also surprise people that you cannot respectfully or violently decline being arrested.
“You can beat the rap but you can’t beat the ride.” And as you now know well the factor that made this case different from all the others was that it was recorded in real time on social media. Were it not for these particular scenes, it is hard to tell what would be the disposition of this case. The point has been repeatedly made over the fact that the medical examiner ruled this case a homicide. As I’m sure you are aware, homicide does not necessarily mean criminal negligence or culpability. It means that his death was not natural, accidental, suicide or undetermined.