On the Wonder of 1 (Everything) and 0 (Nothing)

On the Wonder of 1 (Everything) and 0 (Nothing)

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Wow!!!... and POW!!!... Go figure! Life is a real wonder and before one can realize life fully it ends abruptly.
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Re: On the Wonder of 1 (Everything) and 0 (Nothing)

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Guest wrote:WOW!!!... and POW!!!... Go figure! Life is a real wonder and before one can realize life fully; it ends abruptly.


Hmm. Here's some more food for thought.

'Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on Earth--more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet it bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man." --Bertrand Russell, 'Why Men Fight'.
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Re: On the Wonder of 1 (Everything) and 0 (Nothing)

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:02 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:WOW!!!... and POW!!!... Go figure! Life is a real wonder and before one can realize life fully; it ends abruptly.


Hmm. Here's some more food for thought.

'Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on Earth--more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet it bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man." --Bertrand Russell, 'Why Men Fight'.



"Well, alright, alright, ..." How about the poem, 'Fire and Ice' by the Robert Frost.

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
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Re: On the Wonder of 1 (Everything) and 0 (Nothing)

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:31 pm

"Counting and ordering (stuff) are fundamental and essential." -- the Woke.

Ralph Nader on our Never World... "(Here are 19 ways the 1 percent rules — and the 99 percent lets them.)

There has never been more access to food—domestic and imported—yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community college students are experiencing “food insecurity.”

Never have there been more communications technologies, yet it is harder to get through to people personally than fifty years ago.

Never have people been able to use their right to free speech so unencumbered, yet a torrent of lies are now spread so freely and are often unchallenged.

Never have there been higher corporate profits, yet staggering amounts of poverty and near poverty remain along with stagnant wages.

Never have there been more medicines to alleviate pain, yet far too many of these pain killers have caused massive fatalities and addictions.

Never has there been more liquid corporate capital piled up, yet corporate investment is proportionately lower than before. Instead, CEO’s have burned over 7 trillion dollars in unproductive stock buybacks in the past decade.

Never have there been more exercise outlets, exercise machines and apps, yet obesity is still rampant.

Never have there been more tax breaks for big businesses, yet big businesses use so little of the windfalls for productive investments, good jobs and shoring up pensions.

Never has there been more free access to information, yet so little retained knowledge.

Never have there been more impressive muckraking film documentaries and books that expose corporate and government crimes, yet this media attention produces less impact and reform.

Never have there been more ongoing impeachable offenses and statutory violations by a president, yet the opposing Party in Congress have been reluctant to move on the many articles of impeachment. Remember how fast the unified House of Republicans moved to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice?

Never have there been more trainers, sports physicians, protective equipment and guards for professional athletes, yet there are far more injuries and days lost by players than was the case sixty years ago. Now there are helmets, gloves, pads, cushioned walls, better shoes etc. Why?

Never has there been more to read, yet there are so few readers reading. Historically, we have gone from illiteracy to literacy to aliteracy!

Never before has technology made it so easy for heads of government to meet, yet fewer international treaties are made. (Eg. Cyber, water, environment, consumer, labor etc.)

Never has there been such an outrageous corporate crime wave, yet law enforcement budgets have decreased! The more big CEO’s are paid, the worse is their management. (Eg. The big banks twelve years ago, General Electric for years.)

Never before have there been so many wrongful injuries, yet the court budgets are becoming tighter and the law of torts is being restricted. Without the defense of and use of our civil justice system, wrongful injury cases cannot go to court with a trial by jury.

Never before has there been more corporate fraud, yet agencies tasked with bringing this fraud to justice have smaller budgets and more limitations. The budget of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a third of one day’s worth of health care billing fraud, which is estimated this year to be $350 billion, according to Harvard’s national expert on the subject, Professor Malcolm Sparrow. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been straitjacketed by the evil corporate crime abettor Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House Chief of Staff for corrupt Donald.

Never has the drug industry accumulated more profits and government subsidies, yet so many patients cannot begin to afford lifesaving medicines.

Never have the under-taxed super-rich been so rich, yet on average give a smaller proportion of their money to “good works.” Actually, middle and lower income people give more proportionally than do the ultra-wealthy."
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