“Objective judgment, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance-now, at this very moment-of all external events. That’s all you need.”
— Marcus Aurelius
The only time to act is Now.
This is always true.
From the moment Donald J. Trump became unfit for office, removal from office should have been the number one priority of every American who cares about our country.
Look around us. See the dystopia.
That includes every Representative with an obligation to impeach, to every Senator with an obligation to convict, to any officer given the opportunity to…
Last night I asked Jim McGovern to pass along this letter to Josh Hawley’s office.
The Honorable Josh Hawley
Cc: The Honorable Jim McGovern
In your Twitter exchange with Wal*Mart, you made some great points about their exploitative behavior. I’m hoping this may be the start of some common ground between your vision of our country and my own.
I believe that it is unreasonable for our overburdened social programs to have picking up the responsibilities of employers. …
Over the last few years, the GOP have argued for multiple things which must be publicly challenged. Accepting them without a strong public challenge is a mistake we keep making.
These topics should be addressed head on. Disagreement of these core questions explains certain choices that I would argue are both illegal and unacceptable.
And as set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.
Our senses are limited.
Our memory is lossy.
Our understandings are flawed.
Our biases are heavily slanted in favor of ourselves, in a world with billions of individuals.
Our bodies exist in shared physical space.
Our minds exist in places where taking the last slice of pizza could be unforgivable.
Over a lifetime, people learn how the “world works” based upon their own personal experiences.
Our individual understanding is unique.
We each see a slice of a much larger whole, often with bad data. Sometimes we’re targeted by intentional disinformation, or propaganda intended to change our spending habits. Or worse.
We exist in something we couldn’t possibly comprehend.
But we think we understand.
It’s coming to pass, my country’s coming apart
The whole thing’s becoming such a bumbling farce
Was that a pivotal historical moment we just went stumbling past?
Well, here we are, dancing in the rumbling dark
So come a little closer, give me something to grasp
Give me your beautiful, crumbling heart
Another disaster, catharsis
Another half-discarded mirage
Another mask slips
I face off with the physical
My head’s ringing from the love of the stars
Is Fascism an acceptable choice in America? I believe that depends on if we accept it or not.
We accepted it.
So what now?
Well, we wasted the Mueller Report, and the crimes it contains.
Attempting to impeach on a report that came out in 2019 will come across hollow, and will bring up the obvious question of “Why didn’t the Democrats do anything with this at the time?”
The actual impeachment was narrow, not covering most of what he has done wrong.
The GOP blocked discovery, which is critical for the House of Representatives to be a check on…
Do you have a website for your small business?
How much do you pay for it a month?
If you have a fairly simple website, then there’s a good chance you don’t need to pay monthly charges at all.
Let’s look at some of your potential existing costs.
Your website is likely hosted on someone else’s computer, using their bandwidth. These days it’s usually a virtual server, meaning that you’re using a slice of physical hardware. One physical computer can host a large number of virtual servers, allowing a hosting provider to more efficiently host a large number of sites.
Europe is lost, America lost, London lost
Still we are clamouring victory
All that is meaningless rules
We have learned nothing from history
The people are dead in their lifetimes Dazed in the shine of the streets But look how the traffic’s still moving System’s too slick to stop working Business is good, and there’s bands every night in the pubs And there’s two for one drinks in the clubs And we scrubbed up well Washed off the work and the stress And now all we want’s some excess Better yet, a night to remember that we’ll soon forget All…
So a biologist, engineer and physicist are called to help make a dairy farm more efficient…
The biologist tells the farmer that he should feed the cows hormones to make it lactate more. The farmer asked how much it’ll cost and it was far too expensive.
The engineer proposes to make a better milking machine to get more milk per cow. The farmer asks how much it’ll cost and it was far too expensive.
The farmer then asks the physicist how much his idea will cost. The physicist say “It’ll cost nothing and can be implemented immediately!”
The farmer was…
Reality is fixed, but too complex to be understood in its entirety.
Myths on the other hand are are malleable, fluid,
Struggling to make a whole out of fragments.
We glimpse the truth tinted by the lens of our own personal experience,
Judging each other based upon averages and anecdotes.
Hunting monsters in the noise.
Myths as beasts and beasts as saviors,
We beg for protection from the killers in our midst.
Our trust locked away, finding familiarity with old truths.
Fearing the unknown, we all struggle as the lone heroes in cruel tales, An understanding of the truth while…
Creating a better world with tech, applied logic and values.