this post bears my (Down) sister's name, she came and went on a galactic portal day (wind and skywalker) and lived 61 years in between
Interesting stuff Michael. To reiterate a point I made on Stephanie's thread last week; since the Latvians already have a flat tax on wages, why not (also) take a page from Obama's new "unearned income Medicare contribution" and add capital income to the existing tax regime? And as Arthur Laffer has suggested, you could also include unrealized capital gains in the tax base.
Mason Gaffney, never one to be out-Henry Georged by the likes of Art Laffer, takes that idea to the next level --Congress can convert the income tax today into a tax on land income in two steps... First, exempt wage and salary income from the tax, in whole or in part... Two... allowing universal expensing of all new investments (but not purchases of land, used buildings or other capital)... the current proposal... differs from the current income tax on capital gains in several ways. The proposal here is to tax gains as they accrue, not upon sale... [and] is limited to land gains.
desertifyers get rid of all races and traces but the virulence of some carriers will be noticably bigger than that of others as well as the abandonment to it, Zizek counsels to enjoy one's symptom and therefore has lots to say about jewvolution, the tops of top leagues competing around/with this particular symptom are semites, some of whom shamelessly enjoy and strenghten the expressions of theirs while others rebel against them.
criminals lie about their record during bouts of and in order to speed expansion
SciAm - Krauss cosmologgerhead - - 'expanding universe erases its tracks' ..... mmm considering this rag counsels daily wanking and does a good bit of suspect wowin with fancy (artitruthful) graphics for those whose eyes aren't dulled enough to notice ... and given they belong to the class of media mogul that plays on the differences in society and its tensions off against each other by means of a relay ricochet momentum gain culminating to a built in program crash as follows:
get your theologians and politicians to turns truth about circulation into deceitful art using the hollowwood recipe and rule book where the first page reads: do not give rocks but egos air, thus installing parasitical meme and machinerie, enjoy yar simulation ... it is only natural to recognize them as players if not payers (escaping taxes and transparancy) .... paying is voldoen (counting is tellen, recounting is vertellen) but once upon a time redemption of slips emptied stores .. that is .. returns of entitlements (while valid, within specified timeframe) authorizes obtainment of product as advertized and available, or failing that, ... calls a bluff, either way, a verification of, and if not, prolly imminent verification of publicity, rumour and any other kind of circulation signpostage and specification.
zahl is number and zahlen is paying
pay attention pay tribute in order to obtain the status, level and stage one need no longer pay for sins nor debts
speed is one of andrew's fetishes but the guy has totally dazzling aspects also:
prolly same piece posted 3 times
december 08: neoteny.org/?p=270
extreme neoteny ------ fetalization --- atavisms ---- evolutionary progenitors.
Comments so far
1.Tetsuya Sellers on January 17, 2010 9:17 pm
Actually, the reason I found your site was through a rather long and somewhat exhaustive essay, written by a non-academic familiar with academia, like yourself (and I, funnily enough), but is also intellectually-minded (admitedly, also like myself) and is able to grasp the real from the ecculturated. He bassically provides an alternative explanation for feminist theory of patriarchy, and virtually coppies your essay on the origins of culture in Chap 8, Sec. 3 of A Thermodynamic Interpretation of History. The website in its entirety is here. You should read the intro to the essay for some inside hilarity. http://www.theophoretos.hostmatrix.org/acad.html
The author’s main point is that all the liberation movements, from the French Revolution to the feminist movement, were about incorporating more and more people in to the social supraorganism, and that the United States is the world’s best totalitarian state in this regard. Consumerism is the main mode of the totalitarian state to exhaust the earth. Also says that
academia is mainly supportive of these social trends, such as when cultural feminists talk of “harmony” etc.
2.Andrew on January 17, 2010 9:46 pm
Indeed, a cute introduction at theophoretos. Regarding consumerism. I’m working on a video (that will post here sometime in March, probably) on the relationship between the consumer economy and human evolution. It’s about 7 minutes long.
3.rogerharris on January 22, 2010 9:06 pm
andrew i think at this stage you should be trying to present the ideas far more clearly. Its all too easy to fall into the trap of getting oversensitive when academics reject your ideas, and take on the lone individual stance.
academics treat each other like crap as well. I have made the transition from amateur to professional now so can speak from experience here. You just take the good with the bad. A lot of these people are slightly autistic narcissists themselves, and it stems from high
anxiety about doing the slightest thing wrong or to be seen to be even thinking about the slightest wrong thing.
If there is something to these patterns, models, and they work and apply, then produce some graphics to explain how they work or this is opportunity lost. Also if you don’t release papers then how can anybody reference the work to expand it, Are you aware that there are many preprint archives, so you can put together papers, link them to a forum and invite review without having to go through the torture and expense of journal politics. preprints can be referenced by other scientists.
You already have the graphic skills so why not transcribe the model…i.e. like the annet right shift diagram you used to use. Present the models in an easy way that anybody can just refer to quickly, i.e. a link with an easy explanation page. then these pages of text where you extrapolate will be easier to follow.
4.Andrew on January 22, 2010 9:30 pm
Thank you for your encouragement, Roger. The theory in book form will be available for free download off of this site in a couple months.
I’ve experienced very little rejection of my work from academics. It’s just invisible. When responding, they mostly just don’t know what to do with it.
About ten years ago a New Zealand professor published one of my papers in a professional newsletter. It appears here http://www.serpentfd.org/published.html. It has never been cited.
Regarding illustrations and graphs, I just don’t see opportunities to put these principles into graph format. I’m working now on several videos that will post in Facebook in a month or so. Perhaps they will help make the theory clear.
An interesting week to break down the 'angel' bonobo / 'demon' chimp straightjacketing. n the one hand a group of bonobos (including the mother) canibalizing an infant - presumably the result of infanticide; on the other hand, a report on how common adoption is in chimpanzees of the Tai forest, adult maes and females adopting both related or unrelated young, in some cases for years (see Plos One paper at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008901
Nature never ceases to surprise us!
http://bonobohandshake.blogspot.com/ the above 2 items are a full and extracted comment (second obviously on topic, the other much less) out of 8 total from last februari, the rest is most definitely spam
all that craving for integration gets channelled into pictures, words and pattern observation.
thwarted and disfigured by, surrogated as, crammed and jammed into ..... ????
He compares himself to Geoffrey Miller and Marshall McLuhan in that item (sept 2 09)
Andrew (from sept09) to Drew (and company):
One last thing. Sensitivity to the preciousness of life seems to encourage a lifting of veils. If some of these conjectures turn out to be useful, if the central thesis offers physics-like leverage to open doors to additional useful theories in the future, then perhaps specific forms of spirituality might be useful when it comes to science. If, instead of rejecting mythology as a prerequisite to engaging in science, what if we instead embraced an eastern inclination to live in the present, with no mythology? Awareness of our own mortality may be integral to understanding that which transcends individual identity. Feeling our not existing may offer insight into that part of us that transcends individual self. ----- Twitter and social networking media are failing to offer insight. The reason for this is that the applications are not tracing the movement of information in real time, tracking the lineage of ideas as they move across the medium. ---- For this to work in society, as in nature, there can be no hierarchy. Every person in the system gets access to the reports that offer insight into the nature of the information. ------------- piet: his 'search' and 'report' must much more become mobilize (mint) and cast broad. ----
vagus? ---- I was planning to have an operation. Then the doctors recommended cranial, noting that shutting off my carotid was a possibility. They shut off my carotid artery during the procedure while I was awake and aware so that I could answer questions and indicate whether I was having a stroke. I experienced a powerful beating of my heartbeat in my neck, an experience that reproduced a symptom of anxiety, -----------
Andy doing McLuhan: “Instant speeds abolish time and space, and return man to an integral and primitive awareness.” (Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, p. 152) --- The shift in awareness is not just a shift backward as McLuhan proclaims. Yes, a powerful feature of this identity shift is one where the commons becomes highly valued and contribution to the community is revered. A feature of aboriginal consciousness is a definition of one’s self as a member of a community. Yet, something new is being engaged. The communities of our youth are far more than the few people in a local tribe. Hundreds, if not thousands, of self-selected individuals, folks connected to massive self-selected networks of their own, are coming together. ---- “At present the mechanical begins to yield to organic unity under conditions of electric speed. Man now can look back at two or three thousand years of varying degrees of mechanization with full awareness of the mechanical as an interlude between two great organic periods of culture.” (p. 152) ----------------
Piet: where is the (pound of) 'flash trading' story coming in to balance this rant, mad without it???
------ I must say that it suprises me just how many (lots!) of things about the world-cup did not escape notice and get reported the next day. Perhaps not let a street-fighter type guy spoil (and by association soil) the play of nimble fellas like van Persie next time, and leave v Bommel, Boularoes and all the otherschopperdebonken home. What is tragic is that the focus is not on a much larger tragedy ... i mean, they (media not just in holland) should translate, feature discuss and honour the work of Matt Taibbi more than anyone .. until the bad breath smelled around the world is called a halt and NYC loses status if not stature immediately. ---
McLuhan snippet from above): 'the mechanical begins to yield to organic unity' --- piet: the clever targeting of mechanical leverage helps matter, the most con- and preservative resistant and ponderously mucho peso, and relatively most lifeless (dead) forms of, open and loosen, up, flour and fluff, and distributable, so that it eases flows and feeds into biomass at all stages of its complexity. let's call it The punch and impact insight, not banishing rhythm into boxes wether clear or black, neither form of digital smarts replaces universal truths like: rock/dark forms X light/speed informs. Which one leads there best is another matter. (I prolly have tried to steer Andy towards Todd in the past but am not positive). -- whenever there is talk of sight (through whatever lense, in any and all forms and derivates, fore-, over-, .. ((dutch has a few more)) and as Andy prefers, in-) i now the real issue / providence /paternity is in the mix. ---- And seeing Andy allow the McLuhan quote about stuff (mechanicality) to stand uncontested is just as telltale. to show he has lots in common with you lot (just as schiz .. to note in passing how acculturated that condition is in holland i will refer to and expression used to enquire about the degree of satisfaction: everything ok? = alles kits?) i will further quote: ---------
Much more often even that 'sights' we see 'horizontal' crop up in Andy's september product, here is a great example (specially for yall): :::: But it’s also the speed. Information grows stale. The fact that information becomes available in real time to anyone who can profit from its availability means that the horizontal feels natural. Why believe in hierarchy when authority is informed by access to information, and information is quick and free? ---- Eliminate distance and collapse time and we redefine a foundation principle of human nature. That principle is that there is a difference between being human and being god. We still mostly believe that the difference between being human and being god is important enough that whether god exists or not, or what stories we have assigned to god, are integral to understanding our place in the universe. This is changing. ---- There are no atheists in aboriginal society. To be a member of the community is to share community beliefs. We are quickly headed in an aboriginal direction, where society will be characterized by a universality of process. This is a process not unlike a prehistoric band where each individual has access to all community resources. A result is deep systemic integration, not alienation, resulting in an experience characterized by synthesis, not stratification. --- If “the media is the message,” then the elimination of space and time does away with defining ourselves by what we do or don’t have access to. Which stories we assign to god or whether he or she exists becomes secondary to the experience that we are not separate. Eliminate space and time and you eliminate most conflict. We are talking about the de-alienation of society. --- It will take some time for education to catch up with information distribution and provide an ability to evaluate and form conclusions. Voter integrity will perhaps come faster as it becomes relatively easy to generate double checks by a grass-roots system that combats those places where authority still seeks to congregate. In the meantime, prepare for the wildest ride a species can engage in. After having achieved an ability to be alone, be separate, feel alienated, think thoughts and question authority, we are now being introduced to the equivalent of social hallucinogens. We are being introduced to no time, no space. --- This has also been called the eternal now. ----------
... 'double checks'? --- drill down baby drill down!!!!! see todd boyle's ledgerism at rosehill.net ---------
nother reversal by Andy, siliconhell(.com) is about pollution and autism
http://greencitizenship.blogspot.com... follows up on what siliconhell started YYeeAArrZZ and YEeAaRrSs ago.
here is andy being inescapably jewish despite himself:
Imagine a chimpanzee-like forebear evolving into a bonobo. Consider violent chimpanzee-male-hierarchy conflicts transforming into sex-obsessed, female-led bands of horizontally structured bonobo. Except, we’re not doing so in hundreds of generations, but with the aid of communications technologies and language, it’s happening in maybe five generations. There are repercussions. With the huge surge of maturationally-delayed males, we’re getting males so delayed that for some, split brains (a reduced left hemisphere) and language hesitate to ontologically emerge. The autistic are appearing as a direct result of this matrifocal surge. ------
Andy happens to be hooked on a chinaman as well, as an item he calls 'comedy feng' shui shows: ::: As relationships continue to form through networks grounded in Facebook and Twitter, emphasis is taken off what occurs at work, where men have dominated, to be placed upon the horizontal world where women excel. --- Comedy, the medium that seems to revel in the exposure of the inauthentic or hypocritical, is receiving a profound boost as Youtube, Twitter, blogs and other online venues provide opportunities for the comedians among us to produce content. That chuckle-generating content often has a lot to do with exposing hierarchies that don’t perform. In a world becoming horizontal, misanthropic male hierarchies become easy targets. --- Comedy encourages us to see the truth. In this new matrifocal world where women can exercise authority across society, acquiring a child’s eyes may be easier than in the past. New communication technologies encourage us to live in the present. Laughter is becoming common in the new media environment where the leverage of levity makes it possible to be seen. ---- It’s happening so fast that all we know for sure is “don’t know mind.”
--------- mustn't 'know mind' = please never mind????? i aint about to try figure china out all over again. i think i have a pretty good grasp already.