It's really spring today- opened windows! Be patient...//Yes- I will
be lucky if the morticians don't yank out my teeth! Will see the
dentist soon. Too bad I can't fix it myself with superglue or one of
your welders. :-)//Was not very political so the only milk scandal I
heard of was with Nestle vs breast feeding. It was a strange time- I
do remember Reagan decided Ketchup was a vegetable. I am grateful to
have taken food and nutrition seriously as I think it heals- along
with rest- just as powerfully as medicine- sometimes, of course. But
then I grew up when food was more trustworthy and family friends owned
restaurants and nightclubs so I got off to a pretty sophisticated
start---maybe even in utero! Why else would my mother advise champagne
and raw celery to cure morning sickness?//Had a story bloom in my head
about ancient hunters lugging back their giraffe or wildebeast- if
they weren't lost forever- and re-enacting their victory for the tribe
as the start of dance and theater. And heaven knows, a professional
athlete never tires of his career- at least that's been my experience-
plus it's the male who has recounted most of human history- tells
better jokes- etc. etc. etc...
On Apr 26, 12:38 pm, archytas <nwte...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Winter is flickering out here, more slowly in the North. Strange
> yellow object seen in sky etc. Cold and windy today walking Maxwell.
> An old guy watching us said I'd finally invented the Labrador non-
> retriever. I said I'd specially trained Max to leave his ball to
> encourage me to walk further. Good to hear you are getting better
> rigs. Better get your tooth fixed before Gabby flies over with her
> dentists' drill and acupuncture anesthetics kit!! Though maybe not -
> the Germans are repatriating their gold.
> Thatcher is famed here in the UK for stopping our children's free
> milk. Actually, she was responsible for much greater cruelty in
> preventing milk-aid to Vietnam. Looking through lists of PMs and
> Presidents I'm not sure I can say any of them did anything better than
> stepping down. I think we might be better off with leadership by open
> examination and lot. My experience with it was always to hope it was
> occupied somewhere else and that when I actually needed decision
> support it was on holiday after sending pre-denial messages buried
> three levels down in my emails. I always found getting welders to
> work in the rain so a few hundred shipyard workers standing idle could
> get on with work that couldn't start before the welders finished a
> fair test of leadership. It taught you to project manage better so it
> never happened again!
> Grass needs cutting. Max hasn't met the mower yet! I wonder what
> crosses the Pond? Thatcher is pretty reviled here, but we're still a
> soft touch on Obama.
> On Apr 26, 3:15 am, rigs <rigs...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Not me- I don't romanticize it.
> > I wonder how many feel some shame and responsibility for the sweat-
> > shop-fire-traps of Bangladesh and other third world countries when
> > they buy their bargains at Primark, Walmart, Target, and perhaps many
> > private labels?
> > It's also been said that Jenny Jerome's father was Jewish. Read a
> > maybe two volume biography. Think I have mentioned her fatal tumble
> > down a flight of stairs when her new heel broke and younger husbands,
> > etc. Quite a dash-about, she was.
> > Our soldiers are also committing suicide at an alaming rate.
> > Your sports are sometimes like a dance- it depends. Dance and drama
> > may have started with men who seem to go on ad nauseum- more so than
> > women, who have other flaws and faults.
> > Am recovering nicely after convincing my eye dr. how to medicate
> > me. :-) Why should I take as many pills as a bruiser 6'+ weighing 200+
> > when I am 5'3" and 120? Doesn't make sense. The snows have melted-
> > warm this weekend. Hooray! Thanks again to all for your good wishes.
> > On Apr 25, 4:21 pm, archytas <nwte...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > In short we are living in the past.
> > > On 25 Apr, 18:19, archytas <nwte...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Churchill was half American - nuff said Don! I hoped Thatcher would
> > > > be real change - but this dream is always rubbish - look at Obama.
> > > > Oliver Stone did The Untold American History recently - it turned out
> > > > not to be news to me, but we have forgotten how much sentiment there
> > > > was towards the end of WW2 about job guarantee and a democratic world
> > > > (Henry Wallace, generally unknown here, was the heart of it). The
> > > > debate had been had here at the end of WW1 - E D Morel unseated
> > > > Churchill in Dundee.
> > > > I think democracy is dead. I suspect many of us worry about this
> > > > across the old political spectrum. The left is haunted by Soviet
> > > > Paradise and now the right faces much the same with the banksters and
> > > > crony capitalism - the shadow politburo. Most of us want government
> > > > off our backs and probably think it's better to be able to vote for
> > > > what we want. But let's face it, Plato couldn't resolve the
> > > > corruption problem in seven books and didn't notice slavery was
> > > > wrong. I suspect Hayek and Popper would have disliked Thatcher - they
> > > > were anti-convictionist. I dislike the road to serfdom whether by
> > > > Soviet or global wage arbitrage. I don't share rigs' views above now
> > > > - but I did until a few years ago.
> > > > On the young Gabby, there is no talking to teenagers (scientifically)
> > > > and peer influence is at its greatest. Quite why humans specialise in
> > > > this extended period of painful childishness I don't know. I favour
> > > > doing them as little damage as possible and don't think debt peonage
> > > > by extending childhood to 21 is appropriate. I doubt people can stay
> > > > honest in leadership or politics without transparency and a system in
> > > > which they return to 'ordinary' status.
> > > > So how do we do transparent in a dirty old world? In games of
> > > > negotiation, undergraduate teams always chose the strategy that shits
> > > > on the other group - presumably thinking the other group can't work
> > > > out the simple rules. Accounting, just at the point when technology
> > > > could make the process transparent, accounts in a manner of
> > > > obfuscation We are all being told our countries should be innovative,
> > > > competitive, thrusting, vibrant (endless list) to be better than all
> > > > others in "free trade". The spreadsheet could start instead with
> > > > world-wide standards on wages and conditions. Rigs may rightly say
> > > > scientists haven't fixed us but no doubt doesn't have dreams about
> > > > moving as a four-dimensional space shifting in two dimensions of
> > > > time. Is the experiment of decent living standards for all and an
> > > > economics that adjusts to that beyond us rigs? We can simulate -
> > > > which is what spreadsheets and databases are about. From my practical
> > > > experience I'd expect bunches of men with guns to be an early problem,
> > > > along with black-baggers and on to the megalomaniac paranoid
> > > > narcissist versions of that North Korean prat in our own systems.
> > > > With mosquito nets to give away in Africa the first problem was
> > > > stopping black bandits stealing them - or so I thought until I found
> > > > my own team had cornered a black market in them. Further up the tree
> > > > you find the bribes, tenders accepted at "cost plus" and suspect the
> > > > kickbacks reach white pockets. We can stop this kind of thing and
> > > > choose not to. Those who learn science come to realise most people
> > > > don't have the courage for it - but not quite what this implies about
> > > > social organisation and the role of terror in it. Unemployment is
> > > > such a terror for some they commit suicide. Suicide is almost a way
> > > > of life for Indian farmers (250,000 in the last ten years or so).
> > > > What has WW3 meant for the women of Congo? Economics and politics
> > > > should be a war against terror. They ain't and rely on its
> > > > continuance.
> > > > On 25 Ap -r, 11:33, gabbydott <gabbyd...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Make power relations visible from the beginning on, is what I suggest. And
> > > > > start with positioning yourself in whatever frame that is under discussion.
> > > > > Educated voters do not pop up by flipping the age switch. Sending kids out
> > > > > at the age of 14 to have them experience how power relations also work
> > > > > outside family and school is an easy way of keeping my hands clean. - A re
> > > > > view from/at the grassroots.
> > > > > 2013/4/24 rigs <rigs...@gmail.com>
> > > > > > We need less sentimentality re our elections- they have become
> > > > > > popularity contests sprinkled with celebrities, media bias, appeal to
> > > > > > base or selfish interests, etc. We also need serious, educated voters
> > > > > > which diminishes with universal sufferage and all the axes grinding
> > > > > > away. I do think there are honest people concerned about the general
> > > > > > welfare. Another correction should be term limits. The general disgust
> > > > > > with politicians is widespread but we get the government we deserve or
> > > > > > settle for. Would private wealth guarantee an honest politician or
> > > > > > would power be just as corrupting. (You could also rant about
> > > > > > scientists who have thus far failed to cure the ills of humanity.)
> > > > > > On Apr 23, 3:57 am, Allan H <allanh1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > which one Molly? It seems the day of the honest politician that put the
> > > > > > > nation above private interest is dead, gone and buried.. It is not to
> > > > > > late
> > > > > > > to save the economy but that will not happen as long as they can line
> > > > > > thir
> > > > > > > pockets with gold.. and if there is an honest politician they throw so
> > > > > > much
> > > > > > > money agaist them it is impossible to win.
> > > > > > > On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Molly <mollyb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > Roosevelt, Roosevelt, waitin' on Roosevelt.
> > > > > > > > On Apr 22, 9:21 am, rigs <rigs...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > He forgot Roosevelt. And the generals/admirals who knew how many
> > > > > > would
> > > > > > > > > be killed in advance. My- such a cutthroat world.
> > > > > > > > > On Apr 21, 4:12 pm, Don Johnson <daj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > My goodness you've lumped Churchill in with some disreputable
> > > > > > > > characters
> > > > > > > > > > haven't you Archy? I knew most of y'all wouldn't have cared for her
> > > > > > > > very
> > > > > > > > > > much but I wish we had someone just like her that could win an
> > > > > > election
> > > > > > > > > > over here but that's just not going to happen anytime too soon.
> > > > > > > > > > On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM, rigs <rigs...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Women owe her a lot though she was not a feminist. She turned
> > > > > > Britain
> > > > > > > > > > > around but is a controversial figure. I say, Rest in Peace,
> > > > > > Maggie!
> > > > > > > > > > > On Apr 8, 9:00 pm, Don Johnson <daj...@gmail.com>
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