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US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
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I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

 

Not with a corporatocracy running our world.

 

Pardon my French, but f- this world!

 

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Banks put a price on Earth’s life support

Banks put a price on Earth’s life support | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.
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This should be intuitively factored when making investment decisions, not something that needs to go through the painstaking process of being quantified.

 

We are gaining a greater understanding of how we are impacting the environment, in both positive and negative fashions.  It's amazing that our "best" and "brightest" will not even consider a holistic and value based economy than just a shareholder and executive's profit based economy.  The society is needed to produce wealth, before wealth.  The environment is needed to produce society before society.

 

What's so difficult about this?

 

Think about it.

 

Because otherwise, we deserve to die.

 

Ridiculous.....

 

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What’s Keeping CEOs Up at Night? Six Facts That Will Surprise You

What’s Keeping CEOs Up at Night? Six Facts That Will Surprise You | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Many CEOs lead public lives and relish the spotlight. But behind the scenes, CEOs experience frustration and anxiety like the rest of us, and aren't always totally confident in their teams’ ability

Via Thomas Gelmi, Jose Luis Yañez, Philippe Vallat
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Not surprising.

 

This is arguably why a good executive should descend and mix with the milieu of the general working population they're presiding over.

 

Some of the best leaders in history were the ones who dressed as a common person and went out into the streets of their domain at night, to sit and talk and ask about what is happening and what is going on.  Not a bad idea to systematize something like that and make it on a mass scale while also going out on your own to find out what's actually happening and what the sentiments and needs really are within your organization.

 

No one said leadership was easy.

 

A shame we get so many people with bigger egos than brains and hearts trying to get to those places, without fully acknowledging what the limits are to those positions that they're climbing towards.

 

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 23, 9:25 AM

Surprises, lack of data, lack of control etc. Where does the wish to /illusion of always control everything come from? See the following post "Are You Ready to Lose Control?" http://sco.lt/8dqCVV

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10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
'Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that unconscious reasoning that propels us to do something without telling us why or how. But the nature of intuition has long eluded us, and has inspired centuries' worth of research and inquiry in the fields of philosophy and psychology.'

Via Philippe Vallat
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A very interesting piece.  I can't explain to you how it works.  But I do know that it is what guides me along the way and that there's nothing worse than when one's intuition is checked negatively by reality.

 

Personally, I think it has something to do with those microtubules they're discovering in our brain cells.  It's a deeper connection with the reality of life, the universe and everything that most of us can have.  And it, arguably, is what will save our universe more than anything that we can contrive or create out from the nothingness of our own brain's endless ability to hallucinate or produce.

 

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 23, 1:55 AM

How many of these 10 things do you personally do?

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Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects: Case Study Report

Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects: Case Study Report | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R10 has released a non-edited version of a report titled Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects: Case Study Report that describes fifteen U.S.

Via Christophe Bredillet, Philippe Vallat
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It's a lengthy read.

 

But this is the wave of the future.

 

Back to biology!

 

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Christophe Bredillet's curator insight, April 6, 2:30 PM

Worthwhile reading the 3 reports.

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The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
After three decades of slow growth, median income in the U.S. appears to trail that of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
Eli Levine's insight:

"You work 18 hours, and whaddyou get?  Another day older, and deeper in debt."

 

This is what you get when you prioritize ideology, beliefs and abstract concepts such as "liberty" or "freedom" or "free markets" over practical concerns on the ground.  You get neither the liberty, nor the freedom nor the markets.  All you get is a handful of people who, through lack of spending and through excessive taking, get wealthier and wealthier, and thus, influence our politics more and more for their own perceived "interests" and "benefits" over all of ours.  Thus they corrupt, negate and eventually destroy themselves within the context of the larger social, ecological and cosmological realms.

 

Why bother listening to the ideologues?  Why bother seeking abstract concepts when it is the earning, producing and reception of practical benefits which yield you those abstract concepts?

 

What is so wrong about having the force of society say to a few exhorbitantly wealthy people "you've got to share the wealth out with the rest of the people who helped produce the wealth in the first place"?  The whole reason why we have government around is so things don't descend into anarchy and we get cases of the masses reaching over to take from the rich willy-nilly.  It neither hurts the market nor does it do harm to anyone to have people be paid according to what they're producing.  Matter of fact, it prevents resentment, hatred, and all the nastiness that comes with dashed rising expectations from befalling the rich and pseudo-powerful.

 

You want a real class war rich people?  I know you're not going to win that one, even with those silly Libertarians lining your lines.

 

Just play on then.

 

Have fun!

 

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Study confirms monkeys can do math

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Scientists have long suspected that monkeys are capable of mental arithmetics and a new study is helping them prove it. A research team led by neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone trained three rhesus macaques to identify symbols representing the numbers zero to 25. They then taught the test subjects how to perform addition. To eliminate the possibility of rote learning, the team had the monkeys learn an entirely different set of symbols representing the numbers zero to 25. The monkeys were able to reapply their previous knowledge to the new set and continue performing basic mathematics.


The image above shows one of the monkeys preparing to choose the four and five combination on the panel. It has learned that the combined value is greater than eight and will therefore yield a larger number of liquid drops. According to the study, all three monkeys were on average capable of choosing the correct answer "well above" 50 percent of the time. This rules out the possibility of chance. What's also interesting is how the monkeys were routinely undervaluing the smaller number in a given equation. This challenges the idea that mammalian brains perceive numbers logarithmically and may help researchers better understand how human beings process numbers.




Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Eli Levine's insight:

And we think we're the only intelligent ones in the universe.

 

Forget about finding sentient life on other planets, there's plenty of it down here on Earth.

 

Arguably, these animals are somewhat smarter than at least the people who are running the show in our current incarnation of society.  These animals at least don't destroy the world in which they're living in for the sake of abstract concepts, ideologies, beliefs, preferences or any other thing that is not really needed for our sake and well being, as organisms first.

 

Diseased brains, that's who we've got running our show.

 

And it is all thanks to their brains and sense organs that they're unable to connect with life, the universe and everything for their own sakes in the context of life, the universe and everything, let alone, for all of ours'.

 

Take them out in straight jackets, from corporate executives, to ideological leaders, to shareholders, to all politicians who won't or don't adapt according to natural law and societal laws.  No harm to the insane and pathetic.  If they resist, use tasers and tranquilizer guns to stun them.  These people are dangerous to themselves and dangerous to others, no matter what position they may be holding at present.

 

All our leadership cadre must change, in practice and in content.

 

Or else, they're going to die too, along with all the rest of us.

 

Silly brains.

 

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State GOP gets to vote on secession at convention

State GOP gets to vote on secession at convention | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, a party panel backed a proposal that says the state party supports “Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede.”
Eli Levine's insight:

In the now, immortal words of Frozen: "let them go."

 

Honestly, I don't see a reason why we should keep people who don't want to be in this country in this country, especially if they're going to run their side of society and their people into the ground through their ideology and refusal to accept reality for what it is.

 

The people of Wisconsin voted for these people, let them live with them.  Let anyone who votes for the Republicans and the conservative platform on any side of the party "lines" go to their own country and run it as they see fit.

Not that the liberals are going to do much better.   They're as ideological and disconnected from reality as the conservatives, just in a different way.

 

Why oh why must I have been born in this society at this time in this fashion?  How did this happen?  For what reason?

 

This country's going to collapse in two, thanks largely to the conservatives among us, just for the record, and with it will go the entire global social system as we know it.  That is, if the environment doesn't collapse us first.  Cause, at the very least, it will second.

 

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Income inequality, mortality, and self rated health: meta-analysis of multilevel studies | BMJ

Income inequality, mortality, and self rated health: meta-analysis of multilevel studies | BMJ | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
AbstractObjective To provide quantitative evaluations on the association between income inequality and health.Design Random effects meta-analyses, calculating the overall relative risk for subsequent mortality among prospective cohort studies and the overall odds ratio for poor self rated health among cross sectional studies.Data sources PubMed, the ISI Web of Science, and the National Bureau for Economic Research database.Review methods Peer reviewed papers with multilevel data.Results The meta-analysis included 59 509 857 subjects in nine cohort studies and 1 280 211 subjects in 19 cross sectional studies. The overall cohort relative risk and cross sectional odds ratio (95% confidence intervals) per 0.05 unit increase in Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, was 1.08 (1.06 to 1.10) and 1.04 (1.02 to 1.06), respectively. Meta-regressions showed stronger associations between income inequality and the health outcomes among studies with higher Gini (≥0.3), conducted with data after 1990, with longer duration of follow-up (>7 years), and incorporating time lags between income inequality and outcomes. By contrast, analyses accounting for unmeasured regional characteristics showed a weaker association between income inequality and health.Conclusions The results suggest a modest adverse effect of income inequality on health, although the population impact might be larger if the association is truly causal. The results also support the threshold effect hypothesis, which posits the existence of a threshold of income inequality beyond which adverse impacts on health begin to emerge. The findings need to be interpreted with caution given the heterogeneity between studies, as well as the attenuation of the risk estimates in analyses that attempted to control for the unmeasured characteristics of areas with high levels of income inequality.
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It's a combination of stress, poor development space, poor living conditions, poor eating and drinking conditions and lack of effective care for the problems that do arise, in addition to all of the psychological and then cultural consequences that keep people in poverty.

 

Why should we, as a society, accept this limitation on our liberty so that a few rich people can have so much more than they can possibly have?  How is it that we accept their excesses over our needs, in the hopes that we'll, one day, have those excesses ourselves in the unlikely to impossible future?

 

Why is it that Libertarians put abstract concepts, such as "liberty" for a few ahead of the actual meat which enables us all to have liberty?  And how is it that conservatives frequently just siddle on next to these careless and callous elite people, public and private, who have absolutely no love or care for the general public as a whole?

 

There is no peace while these ideologues and careless people hold the reigns of power, regardless of which society that they live in.  It's all thanks to an apparent deficit or excess in their brains that they become so ill-equipped at handling basic affairs of state and society.

 

And, as history has shown, countless times, these people pay the price of their incompetence and greed for relative power and monetary riches with their lives.

 

Not so clever.

 

Not so powerful.

 

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Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it

A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Rober. 

Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species.

But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. This explosive mixture has given birth to the new theory of biocentrism, which the professor has been preaching ever since.  Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe.  It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.


Via Alessandro Cerboni
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My concern with this, is that it's going to give a lot of spiritualists false fodder that they'll use to justify all sorts of non-scientifically grounded stuff (that comes at a price, physically, financially and socially).  Fact of the matter is, we don't know how this actually works or could work, or even if it works in this fashion.

 

First off, how is "quantum information" stored in the microtubules of our brain cells?  Secondly, how could that be transferred outside of the body (ie, what is the mechanism that does this)?  Thirdly, what are the implications for our own universe and for all other potential universes that are out there (if they're out there)?  Fourthly, what does this mean about our societies, cultures, and individual brain states, how do these phenomenon from our brains and our psychologies relate back to these notions about quantum mechanics in our heads?

 

This is just a preliminary listing of questions that I personally have about these things.  Will remain skeptical and probing about them until we all are able to KNOW that this is the case, and not some red herring from the cosmos.

 

Vet first, believe later.

 

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I am John. An individual. Just as a raindrop falls at that individual raindrop when the airdrop hits the Earth and mixes with all the other water then evaporates into the atmosphere the water is used over and over again yet that individual raindrop is no more.
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Empathy and the Gendered Brain: 7 Things Men and Women Need to Know

Empathy and the Gendered Brain: 7 Things Men and Women Need to Know | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Yes, men can be naturally empathetic. But like a lot of other findings in the field of gender-specific medicine, men may express these traits differently than women do.


...Empathy can change the world. Many people equate empathy with everyday kindness, support, and emotional sensitivity.  But according to empathy expert Roman Krznaric, author of Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution, “Empathy is an ideal that has the power both to transform our own lives and to bring about fundamental social change. Empathy can create a revolution. Not one of those old-fashioned revolutions based on new laws, institutions or governments, but something much more radical: a revolution of human relationships.”  


by Jed Diamond Ph.D


Via Edwin Rutsch
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These findings don't surprise me at all.  One has to wonder what the causes were behind the development of these basic brain differences.  After all, we live in the same social universe and are in need of both empathy and systemic comprehension in order to survive.

 

Curious.

 

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Cities are on the hook for extreme weather. What are they doing about it?

Cities are on the hook for extreme weather. What are they doing about it? | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
How are communities in Canada responding to weather events and the threat of climate change?
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I'm glad to see the localities taking the lead on solving these mitigation and preparedness questions.  The questions for the upper levels of government should be how to support and encourage best practices for these towns and cities while letting them make the ultimate choices about what gets done, given their individual condition and circumstance.

 

It's got to happen.

 

And you're a fool if you'd try to do it top-down, without care and consideration for the psychological and practical needs of each individual locality, or else, simply ignore it in general, due to an ideological dislike of government action.

 

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Society Unhinged and What That Means for Us

Society Unhinged and What That Means for Us | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
All societies organize themselves in a finite number of ways, depending upon the culture, sensibility and present condition of their society.    What is functional in one will not be functional in ...
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I think it would be a cool study.

 

And I'd be willing to commit several years to working on it.

 

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What we are - YouTube

Dance Monkeys Dance by Ernest Cline - www.ernestcline.com
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It's an oldie, but a goodie.

 

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Australia's native wildlife under threat as land stewardship declines

Feral invaders and the disappearance of outback land management practices driving species extinction Continue reading...

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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The market will not take care of the environment, because if there's a financial profit to be realized from doing harm to the environment it will be done, under a market logic.  The changes that we're making in the world around us will be too great for us to adapt to in time to survive.

 

Thus, the species shoots itself in the foot for a little bit extra of something we don't need (money) or else, something we never really had to begin with (freedom and liberty).

 

I guess this means that we're the ones who are not presently fit for survival.  And, quite frankly, I doubt we really ever will be, what with the resistance of so many important people on high or on low, for non-rational to irrational reasons and beliefs and interests.

 

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How Complex Systems Fail

A short treatise on the nature of failure; how failure is evaluated; how failure is attributed to proximate cause ...

Via Spaceweaver
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Again, I'm not arguing that we're headed for catastrophic social failure as a result of our present private and public elites' actions, attitudes and behaviors as a matter of hindsight.  This is foresight.

 

While smaller systems are faster and easier to adapt, the fact of the matter is, is that it comes down to changes at the top levels of larger systems in order to bring about the changes further down the pike.  It's a small change in logic, perspective and attitude that I'm arguing for.

 

What I would argue needs to happen, is a magnanimous humbling of self for the sake of self, in order to realize, accept, understand and work with the reality that is actually growing in the world around us.  From there, a change of policies and governmental actions should come forth, with appropriate and effective responsiveness by the government to the long term and short term effects that are felt in the given society and economy.  This applies to both private and public leadership.  Failure to act appropriately and acceptably will lead to their removal by hook or by crook by the rest of the membership of society. 

These are the small mistakes that we're "living" with.  This is the tinder that will set the whole thing off into a bonfire.  This is how our civilization will end, if it isn't ended through the magnanimous actions of our private and public elites.

 

Silly brains.

 

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Leaked Emails Detail "Secret" Frat's Antics With Drugs, Cops, and Sex

Leaked Emails Detail "Secret" Frat's Antics With Drugs, Cops, and Sex | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
They're staffers for influential congressmen and PACs. They work at top international banks and consulting firms. Also, they claim to hit women, lie to cops, chase ass, trade pills and hard drugs, and pour "so much champagne on bitches titties." These are the email confessions of a banned fraternity.
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The characteristic set of diseased brains who are actually running our world.

 

No wonder everything's messed up.

 

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Phantom Badger, reporting for duty

Phantom Badger, reporting for duty | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
With US Navy approval, Boeing’s versatile war machine, designed to fit in the belly of a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, is ready to roll.
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All this technology to fight wars "better", and yet no apparent effort to pick wars better or to determine more effective non-combative methods of fighting them.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the American combat logic.  All bruiser, no brain, and no victory, to the tune of several hundred billion dollars.

 

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Yemen identifying dead 'militants'

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Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders.
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The only way to kill a terrorist is to kill the reason for how he/she became a terrorist.

 

Has the US honestly considered listening to what the Islamic world (and indeed, much of the rest of the world) is saying about us, with all of this fancy NSA spying equipment?  Is anyone paying attention to what is fueling these otherwise generally well off men and women to fight or to lead fights against us?

 

I doubt it, because that would imply that we're doing something wrong and, typical of human nature, we don't like to imagine that we're somehow in the wrong.

 

You can't kill a terrorist by destroying his/her body.  You do it by destroying the emotional reason behind their recruitment and then, you tip the balance in THEIR society against their more conservative members who are willing to attack and hurt us just for the sake of attacking and hurting us.

 

Will it eliminate terrorist threats against us?

Of course not.

 

But it will make it substantially more difficult for them to carry out their attacks, due to the social pressure that's then placed upon them not to fight from their own people.

 

It will only be through changing ourselves that we will move beyond the threat of Islamic terrorism on the empirical level of existence.

 

But, since our current leadership does not live on the actual plane of existence, I doubt that this will be the case in the near to distant future.

 

They'll just find other people who are capable, charismatic and willing to fight against the American Empire.

 

Just like the Irish against the English.

 

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US urges Russia action on Ukraine

US urges Russia action on Ukraine | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, says Russia must "stop talking and start acting" to defuse the Ukraine crisis.
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Way to not be a moderating influence in this whole situation, America.  These stances are neither helpful to our interests in preserving peace in the world (anything less than that is malevolent and self-destructive at best).

 

Honestly, what was with those attacks last Sunday?  Has anyone decided to investigate what happened when Russian soldiers were attacked by what they think were Ukrainian ultra-nationalists?  I mean, seriously, we would let something like that pass?  For what?  So that we could achieve the untenable and undesirable condition of Ukraine being in NATO?  Or the EU?  You think Russia would honestly accept or tolerate that?

 

Christ in Himmel, this is the most incompetent, blunderbuss handling of a diplomatic crisis in recent history.  Not only is it insanely partisansky, to the point of willful blindness on the part of the US, but it reeks of deep delusions on the part of the present American leadership (regardless of which party is in power) and a considerable amount of willful and unwillful ignorance as well.  This applies not only to the interests of the Ukrainian, Russian-Ukrainian and Russian peoples, but also to our own interests here, in America and to our American government.

 

This is atrocious, to say the least.

 

Yet this is how America makes its choices with regard to interacting with the rest of the world.  Blind, deaf and stupid.

 

And I doubt that any of these prima-donna "leaders" would be willing to self-examine thier actions, beliefs, opinions and perceived interests to the point where they'd make any changes to what they're doing, in spite of the tangible benefits and damages that they cause for themselves as a result of their actions.

 

I'm sick of it.

 

And they're not going to be smart or circumspect enough to listen.

 

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Egypt to ‘escalate’ Ethiopian dam dispute

Egypt to ‘escalate’ Ethiopian dam dispute | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
While construction of Africa's largest hydroelectric dam continues apace, downstream neighbour Egypt is crying foul.
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Once again, we see how little law actually matters when determining human policy.  Not even the United States is above this disregard for written and contrived law.

 

However, I would warn Ethiopia that they may be getting close to having a brush with social law, with regards to this dam project.  Yes, they may be able to provide enough power to light up most of East Africa with this dam.  However, Egypt's well being is likely to be cut as a result of this dam building project, if they should lose access to considerable amounts of water.  My message to Ethiopia is this: do not underestimate how fool-hardy people behave when they are desperate for survival, and Egypt is not a force that is good to be trifled with (even without the international community).  If water runs out, Egypt may end up seeing that it has no choice other than to blow up the dam that Ethiopia build, even if it means all out war against Ethiopia.  Electricity can be produced with other methods.  Egypt cannot survive without water.  And, I wonder how Sudan and South Sudan feel about this situation, as the two other states that are down river from the Ethiopian dam.

 

Be careful and wary of your own actions, Ethiopia.  That's where you'll be hit.

 

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25 years later, western Germany is still pumping money to the east

25 years later, western Germany is still pumping money to the east | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Since the Berlin Wall fell, the west has transferred some $1.8 trillion eastward – and counting. Many in other struggling regions think it's time to reconsider.

Via pdeppisch, Jocelyn Stoller
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What's not happening here?

Throwing money at the problem isn't going to help, but generating employment might.  Encouraging people to produce and be entrepreneurs might.  Financing businesses and start ups?

What isn't working here?

Unfortunately, the article doesn't really pop the hood on the economic engine to see what the government is doing incorrectly.  You can't pull yourself up by your boot straps if you don't have boots.  Yet, again, having money poured into the Eastern states doesn't seem to be helping either.

 

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Straight into the Fox News buzzsaw: Why elite, billionaire liberalism always backfires

Straight into the Fox News buzzsaw: Why elite, billionaire liberalism always backfires | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Liberal righteousness is a road to nowhere. Bloomberg and the Koch brothers have same contempt for working people

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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As usual, this inbred bunch of morons doesn't get that, what they're doing in the name of their small "self" interest, is the surest way of getting their small "self" eliminated on the physical level, as well as on the psychological level.

 

Yet they're not going to listen to me or to anyone else who has sense to see self interest as something inclusive of everyone and everything in this universe.  They'll just keep going until the end, and then, be eliminated, leaving us with a world of mess to clean up when they're gone, if it can ever be said that this senseless brain type is gone from within the species.

 

They're idiots.

 

And I don't care how clever they may be at accumulating money, wealth and relative power in a given society.  If you don't use that wealth and power towards positive ends for other people, then you're going to have it all taken away from you.  This is the ancient observation that our ancestors made so long ago, and that they have ignored and disregarded at their own expense.

 

Idiots.

 

Think about it.

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Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons. The recent discovery of quantum vibrations in "microtubules" inside brain neurons corroborates this theory, according to review authors. They suggest that EEG rhythms (brain waves) also derive from deeper level microtubule vibrations, and that from a practical standpoint, treating brain microtubule vibrations could benefit a host of mental, neurological, and cognitive conditions.

Via Alessandro Cerboni
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I'm definitely with the spiritualists on this one.  And, I'd go as far to say that consciousness extends to other animals as well (as evidenced by their behavior), even though it manifests itself differently in their differently structured brains.

 

It's all derived from biology and, apparently, from the quantum universe.  Even if consciousness is something that's external to  your brain (as Buddhism asserts), it still would have to integrate and network through your brain for one end or another.

 

Think about it.

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One of Canada’s Biggest Banks Looks at the Economics of Weather Events

One of Canada’s Biggest Banks Looks at the Economics of Weather Events | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Weather events are the reason states the bank. They are happening more frequently and more intensely with huge economic consequences.
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Indeed, what is the point in being a profit or production maximizer, if it's going to cost you productive capabilities when you produce more of either profit or production?


Predictably, humanity (or should I say, the members of humanity who are making the decisions and advocating for these destructive policies) are simply continuing on, business as usual, in spite of the new knowledge and understanding that we're gaining about our world.  They neither seem to not know or care to not know just how much they're screwing themselves over, for the sake of profit or production, thanks to some apparent defect in their brains that prevents them from living close to the lived world in which we're actually living.

 

It will only be when the full force of society is directed at them, either through the written laws from government, or through the collective, extra-legal actions of the whole human society that these people will stop their actions, assuming that the weather doesn't knock them out first.  Such an idiotic bunch of people.

 

And yet they're controlling the majority of our written law-making and enforcement capabilities.

 

Knock them out in straight jackets.  Shoot out their knees or use non-lethal force, if necessary.

 

Think about it.

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