Saturday, November 18, 2006

Turning and returning

Hello friends.

I'm starting the graveyard shift at my job. It offers more money and will allow me to spend more time with Marcus, so I'm happy.

Another good thing is that I've always done my best thinking in the wee small hours of the morning when most everyone is asleep. Once I get myself mentally transitioned to the hours, I hope to be able to bring more quantity and quality to the Tree.

Things are strange. Lots of transitions. I will be glad to drive a stake through the heart of this particular year and I'm ready for a better one.

On the personal level, how is everyone?

10 Comments:

Anonymous Nemo said...

Hmmmmmm, so why am I not surprised?? This is nevertheless a rather interesting article about the flawed mechanics of the "fix", which was largely thwarted this time around by unexpectedly massive public opposition. Yet one can only wonder in how many cases that introduced "skew" *was* enough to illicitly install individual Fascist "favorites". [Robert: How close was the Tennessee Senate race when all was said and done. I know it was relatively close in the early exit polls. Or are the final margins/counts available yet?]: Clear Evidence 2006 Congressional Elections Hacked [OpEd News] ==== Results skewed nationwide in favor of Republicans by 4 percent, 3 million votes. ==== [Small wonder the Republikan Party so "inexplicably" resists election reform measures. How would they ever manage to "prevail" in any *uncorrupted* contest?? Bastards!!! Time to start the Inquisition in earnest now.]

Sat Nov 18, 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Hello, Robert: Good to see you back!:And as a "creature of the night" myself, I can assuredly relate -- we must both have some "vampire" blood. ;-) ==== Personally, I'm as chronically cantankerous as ever, and leaning towards full-fleged curmudgeonhood as an ultimate goal. :-)

Sat Nov 18, 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

And check it out! Finally, there's a documentary film exploring the ONE word that's perfectly suited for describing the typical response to George Worthless Bush, the members of his NeoConNazi Cabal, and the various "policies" of this utterly demented Reich: Is this an f-word too far? [The Guardian] ==== A new documentary can't be mentioned by name in some American publications ...

Sat Nov 18, 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

Robert
I'm starting the graveyard shift at my job

hope you will stay healthy - wish you and Marcus the best

Things are strange. Lots of transitions. I will be glad to drive a stake through the heart of this particular year and I'm ready for a better one.

things are strange, yes

we are on the edge...

but on the edge of what? Of Darkness? Or the necessary evolution to upgrade the human species? The first means death of our children - the latter means hope and life for our beloved ones


On the personal level, how is everyone?

waiting - feel as if something lurks beyond the next corner - and i know that things will change. Must change. Injustice is simply inefficient - and with 6,500,000,000 souls (and counting) our Earth with her water, air and soil is nothing else than "rare resource". So only efficiency is able to help us survive

justice is nothing else than "load-balancing" (as it is called in networks) - look, how people get rich: they have to take (steal?) a little or a little more from many, many people, so that in the beginning the many, many people may not have to sacrifice much, but the few can get rich - as long as they are able to take enough from enough people. At that time, injustice is small and the system works not that inefficient. But as time goes by, the rich behave like other junkies - they need more of their drug and their wealth means power so they are able to take more and more from more and more people, getting richer and richer.

That's well known - but what seems to be ignored all the time is the fact, that the whole system starts to focus on pleasing the rich, the whole system of the human society starts to orbit around the few greedy self-focused people able to ignore the needs of other people just for the sake of their own pleasure...

==> the system starts to ignore the needs of the society as a whole to survive - it's that simple

look at China or India now - to please the rich American and European Aristocracy a Chinese and Indian Aristocracy of well-educated, well-paid men is boosted to exploit their neighbors. Oh yes, that "elite" may be about 100 million or 200 million people, but in nations like that, this means that the Western industries can have nearly 2 billions of slaves.

Injustice - billions of people have to live worse than animals to make Westerns get cheap production conditions - no annoying costs for education, health, pension plans, no costs for environment, because no one cares, when the water for millions of chinese farmers is poisoned or the seed for millions of indian farmers is too expensive to be bought. They are just 1 / 6,500,000,000 and that's simply nearly? Zero

so no one cares for the global injustice, they even stop to care about the own nations, the national injustice of growing poverty - but all cheer about the profits. Paradise for the rich!

And what happens? Inevitably?

China is now the biggest driver for global warming - and despite the fact, that the self-focused rich people are too stupid to understand it: Earth has seen so many climate changes, that you easily can find 20%, 30% (?) of previous climate conditions where no human would be able to survive, doesn't matter, how many green paper he has grabbed

Justice isn't a luxury, it's a state of high efficiency - nothing else. That's why Mother Nature programmed decency and spite (the "impeaching" emotion) in human brains and Mother Nature doesn't do things because of moral and religion and fairy tales like that, she does it just for the sake of mutation and selection and best practices to survive

Impossible to understand for believers of the different religions, but Justice and decency are not about moral - it's about survival. Or IOW: the longer we allow the most indecent, injustice people to lead us, the harder it will become to protect our children

living on the edge of history

Sun Nov 19, 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

'm starting the graveyard shift at my job

Again: hope you will stay healthy - wish you and Marcus the best

That's what I was thinking too. Working grave's is very hard. I

Sun Nov 19, 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

To read the following is to recognize the extent of the utter madness that pervades this US administration and that of Israel. The deranged combination of hysterical paranoia and frivolous ulterior motives manifested by the "players" throughout is enough to induce severe dismay in any sober mind. And the fundamental ethical questions never seem to occur to these scheming lunatics: "Is it any of our goddamn business?"; and, "What makes *us* in any way morally distinguishable from those we oppose?" ==== Whatever else may be said, King Crimson seemingly had it entirely correct in the song "Epitaph": "Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules; the fate of all mankind, I see, is in the hands of fools. ...": The Next Act, by Seymour M. Hersh [The New Yorker] ==== Is a damaged Administration less likely to attack Iran, or more? ...

Sun Nov 19, 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous b said...

Glad to hear you'll be able to spend more time with your son.

Now to go OT. I thought I'd find something here about Rangel's new call for the draft. I'm truly shocked. I hope to find something next time I visit.

Sun Nov 19, 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Poisoned ex-spy condition serious
Putin stroke again.

Sun Nov 19, 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

The reign of intellectual terror is not over:

BECK: OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. I've been to mosques. I really don't believe that Islam is a religion of evil. I -- you know, I think it's being hijacked, quite frankly.

With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, "Let's cut and run." And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies."

And I know you're not. I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way.


ELLISON: Well, let me tell you, the people of the Fifth Congressional District know that I have a deep love and affection for my country. There's no one who is more patriotic than I am. And so, you know, I don't need to -- need to prove my patriotic stripes.

first-ever Muslim congressman


You know what? It is always the same thing in this country: if you are not born white and protestant or christian then you may be an enemi of the State. It is outrageous, disgusting, and unpatriotic.

Sun Nov 19, 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

B: Re Rangel's call for reinstating the draft, I think the man's completely off his nut under the circumstances -- one does not "legitimize" an illegal, immoral war by striving to disseminate broadly the liability. And while I consider the US utilization of utterly unaccountable, corporate mercenaries in Iraq a national disgrace, the answer to the dilemma is clearly to GET OUT, not "equalize" the opportunity for war crimes, death and dismemberment! ==== UT: Beck's comments are the most blatantly racist, clearly contrived crock of nonsense I've ever seen spewed by a would-be "journalist". And his faux apologetics and attempts at misdirection -- insinuating that it's actually Ellison's being a (GOD FORBID!) Democrat that makes him an "enemy" -- is doubly disingenuous. What a shameless, obnoxious, Fascist stooge that one clearly is!

Tue Nov 21, 11:52:00 PM  

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