Friday, April 10, 2015

Lyme Disease Sexual Transmitted

I encountered a fellow who has Lyme disease, and he stated several troubling "facts."

Lyme disease is likely sexually transmitted after it enters we humans. There is a lot of antidote evidence, one of a couple gets it, the other later comes down with it, without ever recalling of noticing a tick.

Serious Lyme disease may be man made variant.,

It seems there are two strains, one mildish, one often severe. The severe variant seems have first been found adjacent to Plum Island biological warfare that worked on Lyme Disease as a biological weapon but the USA. Did it escape? After the lab was closed?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

USA White on Black Problem

Another white cop shot fleeing black. It started as a traffic stop, two cops, at least two in the car. The driver takes off, followed by a cop, and a teaser is deployed, a scuffle, and the black runs again. This time the cop shoots and kills.

What options did the cop have to detain/ apprehend the black? Or should he have let the black run off? Once that running starts, it will become the method of escape for the fast on foot. There is no other choice for the cops but to keep in reasonable shape, but foot chases are not the answer. It is the blacks that must learn to respect the society and the laws or be shot.

Until that happens, the police will lose, and society will go down hill fast. The white cop took the only action he could to bring the black runner to justice. What should he have done, let the black run?

A picture just because;

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CCC extended

Dale Carnege, in his famous book, says "do not criticize, condemn, or complain."  I think that could be extended to include: do not compare, compete, control, challenge. Probably a few more as well.

Some people need challenge, some do not. If it is too challenging, failure will be the result. That is not good for our wins over losses ration (Losada Ratio).  A steady diet of failures is not good for most people.

Some people need competition, and some have too many failures which lower down the Losada ratio too low, create frustration, and removes the pleasure of an activity. This is why youth should not compete in some sports where the mean win to loss ratio is to poor. When we have a group of 30 and only one winner, Losada is 1/29 while two people competing we have 1/2, and any ratio less than 3/1 is depressing.

Comparing is the worst possibility. No one ever compares ourselves with someone who is worse, always better. We always loss. It is worse if it is a parent doing it verbally to a child.   Losada goes to zero divided by infinity. The stoics say to never compare or compete unless we are sure we can win. Wish for what happens, no expectations. Do not care if the red or blues win, just the skill and effort.

With comparing there is a second issue here as well; "is the characteristic being compare a valid one?" This is the frequent problem of teen girls body image issues, thinness is not mental wellness. Thin is not even natural, human nature is to carry a bit of food reserve; it is society, culture that says it is wrong. Too much is not good either, but we live in a time of excess food. Those who are thin really work at being thin, by not eating. Some do not feel the urge to eat, some ignore it. The tendency to overeat is a human characteristic, a species issue. We now have the ideal storm situation. What can we do? 

Controlling people is even more of a potential conflict. If you have not brought a child will inline with reality, in line with leading a good life by the time they are teens, they stand a big chance of wasting their life or part of it. If you force them to do something against there will, you get resentment. Same with companies the cajole employees to do things against there will for money, even if it is against their ethics, or leave them little choice with expectations greater than the capacity of the equipment in it's current state of repair, or by comparison cajoling to fudged outputs.  Oh well, shit happens.

Just because picture:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Stoic thinking models

Lupins bloom mid June through July
Stoic thinking models are a free floating concept that I needed to rap my mind around, and when I did, I discovered that many of them are superior to what we have today. These are thinking models of the world, a system of tests of our concepts that bend the world back to straight. The stoics considered reason and logic to be the divine pursuit, and with nothing else we can defeat any enemy of taking anything of stoic good, of highest value from us. They may take our lives, but we never claimed to be immortal. Virtue is the highest good after logic, and with these two, we are assured of a flourishing life. Virtue provided meaning and engagement, and if fate permits, achievement, satisfaction, and stoic joy, oh joys. This is essentially what positive psychology has now demonstrated.

The first notable thinking model described by the stoics is "some things are up to us and some are not." This sounds simple, and it is and it is not at the same time. As the logic develops, we see a field open up behind that simple gateway that relieves passions (anger, lust, resentments), and emotions, or feelings. It is just amazing.

 What is up to us? Well we can pass a judgement on a proposition, we can assent, withhold judgement, or reject it. We need to express each idea as a proposition and evaluate it. We do this automatically now,  for many things. So frequently, we set down rules. This process lets us examine our own rules, and do mental cleanup. Next is our desires and aversions. At some time we have made a decision on these, and we can reexamine them. Next, we have control over our impulses toward and away from actions. Combined with apathy which lye between impulse toward and away, we are in control of much thinking, impulses, desires and the like. Our expectations and delusions of how life should be are within our control, and as such are open for examination. Passions are frustrated expectations, and when we see the expectation for what it is, the passion is reduced or just goes away.

We see that something we do not value is just stuff, and we are not bothered when it is taken away from us, given away, or returned to where it came from, us willing or not. All that happens is natures will.

Now the stuff not up to us, we can do nothing about that, we can accept what happens much easier, and after accepting, work on improving the salutation. There is so much more and so little space in the attention span. Piecemeal is the only possible order.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Free Radicals

Picture because

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When I was a kid, there was a bunch of eccentric bachelors living north of us along the Blue Ridge lumber lease. The land was cheap or they squatted on. There was one old fellow who built a shack over a steam boiler which had burned in a fire at the blue ridge mill. It was his winter heat source/furnace.

Then there was Johnny Chinchonie, I do not know how to spell the name, and all I recall is that he lived in a double pole wall cabin, dirt between the poles. The door, well tall window like portal, had a door that was hinged at the top and a stick that propped it open. He grew chickens and potatoes.

There was Jack (John) Casidey, Irish from the north, who was a bit of a drunk. When he was coming down off a bender would shoot at the "snakes".

There was another old fellow, who as late as 1971 drove a team of oxen in harness. (Not yoke) He bought a stone boat at my fathers farm auction for a dollar, and came down with this team to get it the next day. He road a log down, and the stone boat back. I just cannot remember his name.

There was Mr. Jones, who moved to Greencourt from the farm. He had two great danes, Queenie, and Lady. In Greencourt, of a sunny Sunday afternoon, he would go to the store and get a ice cream cone, and walk home, with a dog on each side. He would give a dog a lick, have one himself, give the other dog a lick. Any kid that came along got offered a lick.

Oh well.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

And so it goes



Bill C51, and
Now what?

And so the stomach turns. 

Well maybe.We, in Canada, now must be careful of what we say on the Internet, due to Bill C 51, now. CSIS are now legal able to monitor anyone's electronic messages. Canadian Security Intelligence Services has there main listening post in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and it is staffed with many people of the Rock. We must not upset those who have the legal right to watch everything we say. It is therefore unwise to continue to say anything that can be construed as negative to those from the Rock.

Every email, text message, Internet based phone call, skype, video chat, etc, is being filtered for specific words. Anything that trips is recorded and goes to a secondary electronic filter, and then to human filters. It is not apparent yet how much is actually being reviewed, but the mega data is always present.

Anyone who the government takes a dislike to can be placed on the no fly list, have their passport tagged, and have a full package of electronic surveillance started on them. I am not paranoid, it is happening now. I am already on their watch list as I help train people in a "potentially offensive and lethal sport".

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Secret Police State

Just gota put in a picture; a bride to far, well to Dickinson, if memory serves. Potential terrorist target, yah sure. Mind you, a well placed old pick up truck or cable could do the job.

Krap:  The start of a secret police state. Wake up people, it is not secret anymore. It it were secret, we commons would not know about it. This bill makes it public. It legalizes the current government conduct. The government will no longer tolerate de-center's ok. If you ain't one of us, you are against us. That forgets about the majority, the apathetic. We the apathetic, who follow the rules, more or less, who pay taxes, and financially support the government, a government does more or less what it must to survive, is doing OK, more or less, so we are more or less OK with it.

The "fores" are separate from the apathetic, which are separate from the against, and many claim the apathetic. The neutral position is large and silent, regardless of Bushes like "if you are not with us, then you stand against us" illogical attempt to polarize the neutrals.  

If a group holds themselves apart from our open society, they are the ones who are prejudice, perhaps racial prejudice, or culturally prejudice, or perhaps behavioral prejudice. We all have prejudice. Those are the things we do not support, even dislike. So what. Get on with life.

The natives are prejudiced against us white who support them. They are free to go live as they did before we came. They are free to go back to the stone age, if they desire, but no, they want to be kept in a style that matches the industrial age. I think we should do just that for the one who were here when we came, or for those who signed the original treaties. All now long dead. The natives are a conquered race/culture. In Roman time they would have become slaves. They expect us to keep them, while they breed like rabbits? It is time to pitch them off the dole, along with any new immigrant. There are lots of jobs going begging, most Tim Hortons are hiring. But the hi jab wearers have too much ego to work in the jobs they can get, but not to much ego welfare.

The Quebec government says no religious symbolizes in court, and the judge pitched a complainant out wearing a hijab, on welfare, trying to get her uninsured car back, which was being driven by here 21 year old son. Did she declare her car on the welfare forms? Not according to some reports. Oh well, C51 will not help this crap.

Enough venom. Support Bill C51  and apathy.