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Burning Betty Zero Hedge August 29, 2017: Time for that good ol' GDP joke: "Two Keynesian economists, John Maynard Keynes and Paul Krugman, were walking down the street one day when they passed two large piles of dog (edited). Keynes said to Krugman, "I'll pay you $20,000 to eat one of those piles of (edited)." Krugman agrees and chooses one of the piles and eats it. Keynes pays him his $20,000. Then Krugman, feeling richer, says, "I'll pay you $20,000 to eat the other pile of (edited)." Keynes, feeling bad about the money he lost says okay, and eats the (edited). Krugman pays him the $20,000. They resume walking down the street. After a while, Krugman says, "You know, I don't feel very good. We both have the same amount of money as when we started. The only difference is we've both eaten (edited)." Keynes says: "Ah, but you're ignoring the fact that we've increased the GDP by $40,000." And as someone stated as a comment to this joke; "That is really all you need to know about GDPâ€¦ it's all dog(edited)."
a french writer remarked, American civilization has passe from barbarism to decadence without once knowing civilizatiom." ; Memoirs of a Superfluous Man
"A person engaged in mindless pursuit must always be in pursuit of mindlessness." ; That is my new second favourite quotation from Cognitive Dissonance, with this quote first: "The absolute best controlled opposition is one that doesn't know they are controlled." ReturnOfDaMac' ;s picture
Francis Bacon: â€œMen prefer to believe what they prefer to be True.â€
geometric discovery on Moebius Strips; a Moebius Geometry Theorem: All points on the inner surface of a Moebius have a Bow Tie Line. Inner surface = one can draw a straight line to the center of the Moebius. Passing through the center point is not required to generate a BTL.
I have thought long on Hammer's proposal. We need to start with a clean slate, but only after we set example as "Hammer of Justice" demands. We can't punish all of our leaders who have done crimes, but we must set swift ruthless examples with the worst. Once this is done, then we can actually begin with a clean slate. This means we must do a general amnesty. How is simple. We have to politically agree to start No First Cost politically everywhere on Earth. This amnesty coupled with actually practicing No First Cost will stop the tit for tat cycle we are presently on. "Forgive us our trspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us"..................."Hammer of Light Jun 27, 2017 4:54 PM Either Trump gets this one right on the right side of life or Trump is history.......... It is his alone to keep the peace here in the US and let peace breakout across the world to give everyone on earth time to heal. The US is absolutely in an Illegal war, ........ all our leaders who have supported these illegal wars must be brought to justice so they may be tried and executed following sentencing. It's time to go to the Hague and petition to open a line of communication to begin war crimes against humanity starting with the leadership of the UK - Israel and the United States... Not to worry Saudi Arabia... we won't leave you out of this! We the People have had enough of this insanity. It's time to start cutting the head off the snake.".
Consciousness chooses and God is the higher consciousness and prunes his garden. We judge ourselves by choosing NOT to judge ourselves.
The physical universe, Planck argued, "is an objective entity existing independently of man; the observer and the observed are not intimately coupled, as Bohr and his school would have it." Max Planck
â€œI regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.â€ Max Planck
"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do." Edciie Rickenbacker
"There is but one straight course and that is to seek the truth and pursue it steadily." George Washington
The philosophy of freedom = liberalism as originally defined is: Liberty and justice for all, above all. Our governments fundamental job is to protect freedom, not tell us what to do or what not to say or how to say it. - Dan Alter
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" â€“ Richard Feynman
Are we a noble people who seek truth?
Chris Chuba, consortium news 10-18-16 God isnâ€™t on our side. Pride comes before a fall. â€œA troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,â€¦who plots evil with deceit in his heart â€“ he always stirs up conflict. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyedâ€”withou t remedy.â€ Prov 6:12. I donâ€™t think that it is a stretch to say that the Foreign Policy establishment(USA) has prevailed on us to do all of these things.
From ZeroHedge, THE NEW CHICAGO SKYLINE comment by WestVillageIdiot Sep 8, 2016 5:10 PM "My years on this planet have taught me that the vast majority of people who feel they have been held back in life can locate their number one oppressor simply by finding a mirror. I realize, at this point in life, that nobody has done more to hold me back than ME."
Zero Hedge; Son of Loki bamawatson Aug 12, 2016 11:28 PM " Es wÃ¼rde viel weniger BÃ¶ses auf Erden geben, wenn das BÃ¶se niemals im Namen des Guten getan werden kÃ¶nnte. There would be much less evil on earth , when evil could never be done in the name of good."
Most major news media reporters are lazy and thus corrupt, so they do not work to seek the truth by challenging misstatements and they ignore anything that discomfits their political biases. In short, fools for showing us by their public deeds they are paid for liars.
The path to objective scientific truth requires answering dissent in public. It takes at least two of us to create an objective fact because we have to agree we perceive or measure the same thing. Science is even harder, as any of us have to be able to potentially confirm or disprove a scientific conclusion like e = mc^ or the Beer/Lambert Law.
It is a moral question we(I) face. Comment from Clusterf--k nation " amb April 4, 2016 at 11:28 am "The majority of people donâ€™t get that this American political and governmental system is tainted and corrupt beyond repair. It has grown and festered over decades like a cancerous malignancy that is impossible to cure. Only a major crisis and a full reset would give us the opportunity to take a new path and build a better system. Although it could be a dysfunctional pathâ€”since it is common for people to NOT learn from their mistakes and repeat history, or at least rhyme with history as Mark Twain so eloquently stated. A great American philosopher made some cogent statements. To paraphrase: â€œThe public will always elect their executioner.â€ â€œThe resolution of civilization, society, government, politics, etc. depends solely on the resolution of the human mind.â€ To me, it is truly a spiritual and or mental solution that is required. Why has every empire disappeared into the annals of history? Because of a lack of personal ethics, and a plethora of immorality, greed, self-interest, differentiation and so on. These are the â€œvirusesâ€ that have reared their ugly heads and destroyed manâ€™s creations throughout history. And we are in that process again with the great experiment (the USA). It is all about human behaviour. The human mind. Until man understands himself and has the tools to cure himself of his weaknesses we are doomed to repeat history. This to me is the basics of all basics.". We can not politically cooperate to disconnect our A-M debt unless we become moral. Only dire necessity, death for most of us first, would make that possible and a surviving N1CL. God demands truth from us and we are not a civilization of truth seekers. Only honestly using a public way to resolve disagreements on what any of us say to all will allow us to survive. 5.5 million hits without a question or comment from a stranger. Wowsers, you are such cowards.
Liberty is a moral question. Answering it requires we publicly agree on the necessary Do's and Dont's that freedom for all requires. Dan Alter
There is only one essential component of all truthful statements, the facts contained or implied therin are accurate. Dan Alter
There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily. George Washington
OC Sure Zero Hedge comment 07/12/2015 "America We Have A Problem" The system is only "debt based" because there is a monopoly on the "monetary" system. This has everything to do with capitalism. If this were a capitalist system then the monopoly would not exist and, yes, institutions would fail. You are correct in this respect but for the wrong reason. The essence of capitalism versus all the other *isms is its moral premise. The counterfeiting system is only possible because of the use of force by the "government" i.e., the monopoly. That civilization flourishes under capitalism and the end result is that there is the highest abundance of values produced is only a bonus. It is not the economics that determines capitalism, or any other *ism. It is the use of voluntary exchange versus the use of force which determines the former and latter respectively. Again and as always, capitalism is a moral issue (that is, what are individual rights?) and the positive economics is just icing on the cake!
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Message History Dan: In Matthew 12:25 Jesus says: “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand."
Dan: "We can ignore reality, but we can not ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." MilwaukeeMark ZeroHedge
Dan: 'Do you realize that a "No sex until you pass 4 semesters of Calculus Rule" would ensure civilization on this planet for the next million years, and colonization of nearby planets!" by Pete4Hegemon WND James Dobson Sex Ed article pushing teaching sexual abstinence in schools 2020-09-19. Brilliant, true, and very funny.
Dan: 'Its(journalisms) core purpose, the only thing that really makes it matter or have worth, is reporting what is true, or at least what evidence reveals." Glenn Greenwald via The Inercept
Dan: "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get." - Frederick Douglass
Dan: "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." -John Bernard Books- The Shootist
Dan: A political observation: All voters lives matter regardless of their skin color.
Dan: "If you can't question it. It is not science." comment by New Darwin The Sordid History Of Science, Zero Hedge July 19, 2020
Dan: "the key component to civilization is civility and I don’t see much of that anymore." George Critch July 17 2020 Caitlan Johnstone .com comment.
Dan: Clearly "Black Lives Matter" isn't true for these phony marxist protesters when someone can accurately say this: "BLM (Burn/Loot/Murder) is into full bear-poking mode. Rule #2 is "DON'T POKE THAT EFFING BEAR!!!!" Zero Hedge 15-07-2020 NYT Chief Threat To Democracy; Eric
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