Friday, January 25, 2008

Life After Money: Greed is NOT Good

Rogue trader in £3.7bn bank fraud was already devastated by father's death when his wife left him, and so being stupid, he took it out on the world, and now deserves a spanking.

Should Edwards Ignore Martin Luther King III's Encouragement?

Democratic Underground - 8 Reasons to Choose John Edwards as the 2008 Democratic Nominee

"So, I urge you: keep going. Ignore the pundits, who think this is a horserace, not a fight for justice. My dad was a fighter. As a friend and a believer in my father’s words that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, I say to you: keep going. Keep fighting. My father would be proud." - MLKIII to JRE

Martin Luther King the Third wants John Edwards to keep fighting for justice, even if the hollow shells of Media mechanically echo the words of their undemocratic paymasters as they try and erase John from the equation. I hear they are even thinking about creating separate restrooms for John Edwards, he is that much of a pariah to them and their comfortable New York and Chicago penthouses, where they hatch vain empires, and freely spill the blood of Southern men and women, black and white.

Not all black people are poor, but all poor people are the sense that all poor people have felt what it is like to be left out of the debate. And it is a lot like what John Edwards must feel, as he is being treated like a second class citizen, at best, among the largest media outlets in America.

There is nothing wrong with Hillary and Obama, other than not being Carolinians, but they are getting first class treatment and exposure by the media. They are the face of privilege, which, of course, means "private law" -- not sure if that applies, but maybe -- and although they make good promises...we see where John Edwards puts his action. At the places where most help is a good doctor or healer. New Orleans, the rural areas of America, the inner city slums, in towns abandoned by human beings who somehow actually believe they they deserve to have and make thousands and millions of times more than the least among us...who, as it turns out, is just as important as the richest of us, because Spirit nor Nature goes by money. Ah. Too bad!

Those who go by money are putting theirs behind Hillary and Obama, at least among the Democrats. Those who go by phrenology are lined up behind John Edwards, if only to admire the superior shape of his head, which, as it turns out, is brimming over with great and good ideas for creating a future that will be our friend.

So I say to John, do as Martin would have you do, and keep fighting for justice. Remain good and true, and the universe itself will come to your aid. Fight the good fight. And if you do not win, it will not be because you didn't try. You know as well as I that you don't need no stinkin' election in order to do good things. Never stopped you before.

Those who would urge John to quit are no different from those who urged Gore to quit in 2000.

Esther Dyson: If Google Is the New Microsoft, Facebook Is the New Google

Esther Dyson: If Google Is the New Microsoft, Facebook Is the New Google

During an excellent show on technology, Charlie Rose mentioned to Dyson quote, which I thought would be useful and fun for my illustrious Facebook friends, who are, after all, the best minds of my generation, and part of the reason for Facebook's astonishing rise and strength.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

He who says "both" is lying

He who says "both" is lying

PROOF: There is no "both"...

In the Democratic primary, Obama and Hillary are Goliath and John Edwards is David, Seabiscuit, the oppressed candidate, by virtue of his doing the right thing regarding financing, but even more so by virtue of his marginalization by The Corpulent Media, who always seems to get it least when it comes to the typical American citizen.
They helped shoehorn Bush into office.
They helped shoehorn America into a tragic, horrible, and far from over war.
They are pill pushers.

Even before the war, I knew this much: We might decide when it begins, but it is the enemy who will decide when it is over. And we found this out with "Mission Accomplished". The same sad truth holds true today...unless we are in touch with the highest of truths, and can create a win-win situation whereby their win is clearly more generous than our own...for it is we who created this proverbial "goose in a bottle" to begin with.

There! It is out!

Now can we finally get to the heavy uplifting? (By uplifting, I do not mean tugging.)
Can we now care for our neighbors, disregarding our own well-being? can we shut our mouths and pick up a hammer, say, and physically help rebuild New Orleans, America and the world?
This is what John Edwards is ALREADY doing. Kudos to you, sir, for picking a most excellent running mate. At this point he is ready to even be the President.

Remember the parable of the farmer who tugged at his turnip? By endorsing Obama, are you not, in fact, tugging at a turnip? And a turnip with the wallet of a Goliath?

Everyone knows that Barack Obama will be the president...some day. And most people want him to be at his very best when he is put into that role.

I have no doubt that John Edwards is as worthy a candidate as the good Senator Obama, but I do think that he edges him out in the preparedness column.

"BE PREPARED" - boy scout motto

Preparedness is not the same as entrenchment.
Preparedness is the piece de resistance of revolutionary change, because it is absolutely essential that one not only envision the must also consider the consequences of one's vision. Processing these potential unintended results, beforehand, cannot be done in months. It takes years. Frankly, I would be more comfortable, and would carry his biggest pom-poms were Obama were to prepare for another four or eight years. Like John Edwards.


I hope, in the remaining time, you can see that, in a certain way, John Edwards is the new black. He is being oppressed by the media, whose echolalia carks "both" "both" "both" while trying to frame it as Obama versus Hillary...ONLY.

We mustn't give them that victory. And what if their blackout backfired? What if John, out of absence, became the new face everyone was hoping for, and he, being the new fashion, is again...the new black.

My point is that Democrats, way more than Republicans, pull for the underdog. It is ironic that a white man is the underdog, but it is true...and the truly enlightened position should be one where race and sex plays absolutely no role in the decision...because if it does, it is either sexist or racist at its core.


The underdog is the underdog. As Sartre once said, "..."always on the side of the oppressed, never the oppressor."

Who, in this race, on both parties, is oppressed?
The answer is John Edwards, but also Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, and maybe even those early Republican losses...although I don't begrudge their particular absence.

Be a darling and cringe, with me, every time you hear the word, "both"...because it has that stench that wafted over Florida in 2000.

When you hear the word, "Both", think "Booth", and be a good Conanobrien and crash into the scene, and prevent the injustice.


When it comes to ideas, visions, creatity and passion, John is the goose with the golden egg...not the goose in the bottle. As such, he needs to be in there, bringing out his excllent ideas and vision for the possible America.

They also squelched Bucky Fuller. And had they not, we would have already solved many of the problems that plague us today.

Is Edwards The New Bucky? I don't know.
It is up to each individual, in the quiet of their castle, the determine such things.

Vore John Edwards
He's a Seven!
And a Carolinian!

"O! To be a Carolinian!"
-Walt Whitman

(cross-posted at Daily Kos)

Connector (social) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Connector (social) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Connectors usually know people across an array of social, planes, cultural, professional, and economic circles, and make a habit of introducing people who work or live in different circles. Although connectors are rare -- only one in several thousand people might be thought of as a true connector -- they are, like mavens and salesmen, very important in the healthy function of civil society and business. Connectors are also important in trendsetting."
See also:
"In 1973, stimulated by the work of Rapoport, the American sociologist Mark Granovetter's published The Strength of the Weak Ties. This is recognized as one of the most influential sociology papers ever written."

Not entirely dissimilar to my theory of social triangularity...

935 lies that the Bush administration used to sell the Iraq War

935 lies that the Bush administration used to sell the Iraq War

Daily Kos: Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies

Now those kooky Kossacks, intellectuals, thinkers and feelers are whining about a phenomenon whose number doesn't even exceed 1k. 1k! Sheesh! My computer has a trillion times more than that. Well, maybe not a trillion. Let me ask my accountant, Arty Andersen.
He's very artful, and is a veritable kenlay of integrity...

The fun never ends!