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Change Team and Same Team

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This is for those who think there is something wrong with the way we live, believe it can be fixed, and are doing what they can to fix it. For these, this is something to consider. In the name of simplicity, let’s pretend there are two teams. There is the change team and there is the same team. The change team wants change. The same team wants to keep things the same. Let’s also assume at eighteen years of age you get to choose a team. And yes, if you decide not to choose you are defaulted…

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Reparations are misleading

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I recently shared an idea on facebook that I thought I would share here.  There has recently been a lot more talk in the US about reparations for brown people. (Yes, I use the terms brown and peach instead of black and white as black and white immediately conjours up diametrical imagery in the mind and fosters division). The reparations argument is another way of misleading...their money means their system. Usage of their money represents their ownership. Demanding more of their money only…

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IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #40

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In attendance on March 23: Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Sara Cromwell Absent: Jaqui Eicher, Elliott Lapinel Discussed: the usual plus Julia's course of study in marine biology. Dues were collected.  Next meeting May 18 (not March 23, as was initially reported). 

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AI | 42

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FFF#42 +++ CULTURE +++ ECONOMY +++ POLITICS +++ OPINION +++ DISCUSSION +++   “Never confuse people with how you are doing it, when you can confuse them with what you are doing.” +++      HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED)  AI | Artificial Intelligence  ### Intro “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk // –“I'm the operator with my pocket calculator; I am adding; and subtracting; I'm controlling; and composing. By pressing…

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SUM OF ITS PARTS

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✂© ➽➽➽ INDIVIDUAL AND WHOLE   Freedom is not a possession or a property; it is a relation. It is not a matter of being protected from the outside world, but of intersecting in a way that maximizes the possibilities. ➽➽➽ SELF-DETERMINATION   The open secret is that we do all have complete self-determination: not because it’s given to us, but because not even the most totalitarian dictatorship could take it away. Yet as soon as we begin to act…

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How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism

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Class & Inequality :: Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson has written an article [below] in which she analyzes and reviews the political and economic theories of Thomas Paine, Friedrich Hayek, and others. Anderson identifies the roots of modern systems of social insurance in Paine's Agrarian Justice. She traces the history of the idea and its implementation through the late 1800s — when German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck instituted the world's first social insurance scheme — and on to…

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Old Ben and the Sea

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POLITICS +++ CULTURE +++ STRATEGY +++ OBEY1 ON "FORM FOLLOWS FOOLERY" (FFF#19) •"Obey-Funkin Obey is a great mentor; as wise as Maestro योद्धा Muppet, as powerful as Maestrix Dark Meat, and as strategic as Admiral Takbīr Akbar." ―Darth Willhelm Freyywänker III; Raulduke of New Oxfordshire Obey-Funkin Obey; Yoda Maestro; First Chancellor of the 2nd Empire [1871-1890 ABY]    QUOTESQUOTESQUOTES   • "Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows…

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