Monday, April 20, 2015

-10) Whitehead, Tao Te Ching, & Dreams

daily concerns (off topic) in normal font




René Girard

russia pivots to eurasia

a greek bailout is really a bailout of western banks

Sunday 6/20 Giroux

4th weekend

July 2

Sometimes we need someone


latest weisbrot

"Fear and isolation constitute an updated version of Big Brother. Fear is managed and is buttressed by a neoliberal logic that embraces the notion that while fear be accepted as a general condition of society, how it is dealt with by members of the American public be relegated to the realm of the private, dealt with exclusively as an individual consideration, largely removed from the collapse of authoritarian control and democratic rule, and posited onto the individual’s fear of the other."

"The condensation of all the separated scandals is the paroxysm of a process that begins with mimetic desire and its rivalries. These rivalries as they multiply, create a mimetic crisis, the war of all against all. The resulting violence of all against all would annihilate the community if it were not transformed, in the end, into a war of all against one, thanks to which the unity of the community is reestablished." René Girard


The whole thing in a nutshell, June 7's show 54:12. Sometimes I wish I could send the robber barons straight to hell, but that's not what I'm called to do in this life.

"In such a society, cynicism replaces hope, public life collapses into the ever-encroaching domain of the private while social ills and human suffering become more difficult to identify, understand, and engage critically. Zygmunt Bauman points out that 'the exit from politics and withdrawal behind the fortified walls of the private' means not only that society has stopped questioning itself but also that those discourses, social relations and public spaces in which people can speak, exercise, and develop the capacities and skills necessary for critically encountering the world atrophy and disappear."

part 2

long show on pick'n

classical gas

long Classical Gas lesson

"Only children under 8 years old could remain with adults in our rooms." 52:56

decension among Dems

"Woodbridge Developmental Center moves not smooth"

Found articles above via searches no older than a year. Here's the search for "anytime."

3 from May 31, Sunday

Kasamere, Higgs field, dark matter getting stronger & causing expansion?


Hedges/Scheer 7/7

Hedges/Scheer 3/7?

All Nader shows 2015



All Rasmus talks


Byrd, C

Rasmus 5/10



Harry Shearer

Bennnis post talks/agreement

Charlie Byrd

René Girard

Real News

new millenials, cole


cole, isis

Important stuff from May

parking lights

food thing, Japan


tren al nubes


"What happened next was astounding -- by the standards of 1933 and, for that matter, of 2010. Indeed, Hopkins' initiative and ambition should be a model for our response to today's Great Recession. Hopkins' program, the Civil Works Administration (CWA), began operating on Nov. 9. He summoned governors and mayors to meet with him in Washington on Nov. 15 and submit proposals to put people to work. As the proposals came in, he approved them: 122 on Nov. 20, 109 on Nov. 21. By Nov. 26, he had approved 920 projects for Indiana alone, and 48,500 Indianans were already on the job, on the CWA's payroll, by that day.

"'Ickes was concerned about the return on the taxpayers' investment,' Robert Sherwood writes in his 1948 biography Roosevelt and Hopkins. 'Hopkins did not give a damn about the return; his approach was that of a social worker who was interested only in getting relief to the miserable and getting it there quickly.'

"By Christmas, the CWA was employing 2.6 million Americans. A few weeks later, Congress appropriated an additional $950 million, funding the expansion of the program to encompass a total of 4,264,000 workers. Thirteen million Americans had been unemployed at the start of November; by early February, that figure had dropped to 9 million."


some of 43 faces

OK, tell me what's wrong with this logic?
“If U.S. government-funded researchers can discover these flaws, it is quite likely that Chinese, Russian and Israeli researchers can discover them, too. By quietly exploiting these flaws rather than notifying Apple, the U.S. government leaves Apple’s customers vulnerable to other sophisticated governments.”

dean magraw

Bennis US/Iran

Chomsky dialogues, Truthdig

-9) Monbiot/bt corn, Molly Ivins, detention centers

- 8)
      detention centers, quotas, trafficking

-3) "more unsorted" post


René Girard

Zbigniew Brzezinski

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from Wikipedia


funky town

"Since I've Lost You"

The sun is shining, there's plenty of light
(Oh, yeah)
A new day is dawning, sunny and bright
(Oh, yeah)
But after I've been crying all night
The sun is cold and the new day seems old

Since I lost my baby
(Since I lost my baby)
Oh, since I lost my baby
(Oh, since I lost my baby)

The birds are singing and the children are playing
There's plenty of work and the bosses are paying
Not a sad word should a young heart be saying
But fun is a bore and with money I'm poor

Since I lost my baby
(Since I lost my baby)
Oh, since I lost my baby
(Oh, since I lost my baby)

Next time I'll be kinder
(Next time I'll be kinder)
Won't you please help me find her?
(Won't you please help me find her?)

Someone just remind her
(Someone just remind her)
Of this love she left behind her
(Of this love she left behind her)

Till I find her I'll be trying ta
(Till I find her I'll be trying ta)
Everyday I'm more inclined ta
Find her

Inclined ta
Find her
Inclined ta find my baby
Been looking everywhere
Baby, I really, really care

Oh, determination is fading fast
(Oh, yeah)
Inspiration is a thing of the past
(Oh, yeah)
Can't see how my hope's gonna last
Good things are bad and what's happy is sad

Since I lost my baby
(Since I lost my baby)
Oh, since I lost my baby
(Oh, since I lost my baby)

I feel so bad
(Since I lost my baby)
I feel so sad
(Since I lost my baby)

Everything is wrong
This heart is hard to carry on
(Since I lost my baby)
I'm lost as can be
(Since I lost my baby)

What's gonna happen to me?

Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by.
I say to myself, you're such a lucky guy.
To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true.
Out of all the fellas in the world, she belongs to me.

But it was just my 'magination, running away with me.
It was just my 'magination, running away with me.

(Soon) Soon we'll be married and raise a family. (Oh, yeah)
A cozy little home out in the country with two children, maybe three.
I tell you, I can visualize it all. This couldn't be a dream, for too real it all seems.

But it was just my 'magination, once again.
Running away with me.
Tell you it was just my 'magination,
Running away with me.

[Paul:] Every night on my knees I pray.

Dear Lord, hear my plea.
Don't ever let another take her love from me.
Or I will surely die. Hmm

(Her love is) heavenly.
When her arms enfold me.
I hear a tender rhapsody.
But in reality, she doesn't even know me.

Just my 'magination, once again.
Running away with me.
Oh, tell you it was just my 'magination,
Running away with me.

I never met her but I can't forget her.
Just my 'magination,
Ooo yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Running away with me.

Ooo, just my 'magination running away with me.
She's in my mind and hard to find.
Just my 'magination...

We've got Iraq, Iran, Turkey, the PKK, Syria, and US air power all enlisted to take on the self proclaimed "Islamic State." Do we need to keep records all phone calls placed in North America? Hysteria over "disrespectful" blacks, father raping Latinos, and IS has racked up how many more deaths than these nutjobs claiming to be Muslims? The candidates need to get a grip. Seems when you're in office you have to placate the Virginia Nulands, the prison industry, the detention industry, the army surplus hawkers, and the Gaza pulverizers...before one day you decide to open a couple windows. I'm bout ready to hear Nader or Bill Curry talk about Jill Stein. Or WE need to get a message to Sanders.

3. Strange Dream Content Is Accepted Without Question
The odd events and content that occur in dreams are typically accepted without question by the dreaming mind. According to Hobson, the unquestioning acceptance of dream content is due to the strength of our internally generated emotions and perceptions ('Dreaming,' 5). Within the dream, these strange and illogical events, perceptions and objects are not seen as being out of place. If the dream is remembered upon waking, the content of the dream is seen as odd or even difficult to explain.  Kendra Cherry

dreams considered with reference to Whitehead's ideas

Tao Te Ching Ontology [correspondence of Tao Te Ching to Whitehead], William Meacham

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