Upside-Down Information Age... or Not!






         The Truth is an elusive treasure!



                             Spring has sprung, and Trump's temp has ris,

                                         I wonder where the missles is?

The Stephen Miller Band permalink
April 12, 2018

Our government is indeed deranged, but the beauty of democracy is that a people get the government they so richly deserve. Too bad the rest of the world also has to suffer.

It’s not my Government and it’s certainly not a Democracy and there’s certainly NOTHING Democratic about it despite the Jingoistic Rhetoric to the contrary.

Those who voted, OWN IT, and yes, that includes those who voted for Clinton because we’d be in the same predicament if she was The Sadist In Chief. If everyone stayed home last election in PROTEST, it would have sent a message to the rest of The World that the American Government was Rogue & Illegitimate. Now those who voted must take their Patriotic Poison.

                                    HOPEFULLY NOT A "LAST SUPPER" TOAST



Can You Guess Governor Greitens' Party Affiliation!

     I live in Missouri.  Our Governor has been indicted for various sexual abuse crimes.  The State Legislature, preceeding the trial, completed a lengthy investigation and published a long report with lots of horrific detail offered by the Governor's alleged victim.  The Governor acknowledges most of the allegations, but denies the most deviant, psychologically unbalanced, accusations described by the alleged victim.  The Governor asserted that the undeniable extra-marital relationship was a personal mistake, for which he was sorry, but that his "acknowledgment with apology" should be adequate to absolve his misdeed without jeapordizing his Governorship. 

     The point, I think most important, is not whether the allegations are overstated, or not, nor whether the Governor should or should not resign, but.....that given the publicity, the undisputed facts, plus the sociopathical nature of the alleged actions.... wouldn't most responsible leaders, just resign, FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE. Obviously for some, the Governor included, the answer would be no. 

     PS:  What possible could be in the mind of such a "me-before-they" individual. We may never  know, but I suspect everyone of us would guess that such a person would identify red!


Why is this Amazing?

     A snippit from a paper in some Astronomy Journal that happened to get picked up in the "real people" news     

              Extreme magnification of an individual star at redshift 1.5 by a galaxy-cluster lens

Galaxy-cluster gravitational lenses can magnify background galaxies by a total factor of up to ~50. Here we report an image of an individual star at redshift z = 1.49 (dubbed MACS J1149 Lensed Star 1) magnified by more than ×2,000. A separate image, detected briefly 0.26″ from Lensed Star 1, is probably a counterimage of the first star demagnified for multiple years by an object of ≳3 solar masses in the cluster. For reasonable assumptions about the lensing system, microlensing fluctuations in the stars’ light curves can yield evidence about the mass function of intracluster stars and compact objects, including binary fractions and specific stellar evolution and supernova models. Dark-matter subhaloes or massive compact objects may help to account for the two images’ long-term brightness ratio.

     My sense is that it is amazing, either because it is an extreme example of the reach of the human mind....or... it is an example of how "institutionalized geek psycho-coherence" has produced a game with rules jargon and prizes that has absolutely no grounding in any reality except their tribe created and evolving simulation.


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck


    •    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    •    A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    •    By: Mark Manson
    •    Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    •    Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    •    Unabridged
    •    Release date: 09-13-16
    •    Language: English
    •    Publisher: HarperAudio
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (71,221 ratings)


Publisher's Summary
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited - "not everybody can be extraordinary; there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault". Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

     This is a book that Baby-Boomers can give to their Millenial Grandkids to be thrown in the trunks of their $60,000 cars.