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Tidbits #25

The horror: dying in total isolation without the family be able to communicate with the patient who is Not in coma. Quick, extend online communication for patient/family members: the patient might recover more quickly with this technology

People crammed into slums, in ghettos, trapped on borders, refugees in tents, overcrowded hospitals, little money to help the poor. In many of these places, people simply can’t afford to stay home or get the basic health care they need from the Covid-19 pandemics. Think of prisoners, Gaza, Palestinians in crowded camps, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Iran, India…

There is no good extremism: Applied ideologies in power are disasters in the making

You have fat citizen slaves subsidized by the “Arab” absolute monarchs, and the skinny slaves imported from Pakistan, Bangladesh…who eat the leftover of their masters, and are confined in restricted areas, out of sight of the people…

Midget mice live twice longer than normal size mice and midget people (Laron) don’t suffer cancer, diabetics, or Alzheimer. Grow hormones are mainly protein from meat, but if the receptors for those hormones are blocked then there is no growth

For all people wishing to return Home, it is indispensable that every passenger be Tested before boarding. Many people Not showing symptoms of the Covid-19 might be infected and can spread the epidemic within the airplane. All States that are making fuss on Not testing before permitting the boarding should revisit their resistance. There are chauvinistic States that elevate non-rational constraints for testing.

Nothing changed for the Jews in Palestine: they were highway robbers tribes on the land trade route between Tyr and Egypt, and being bribed to “pacify”. They are currently a modern tribe, a colonial implant, by colonial powers, and eating the leftover off the colonial tables.

The Lebanese and the Jews in Palestine have become spoiled people. The difference is that a Lebanese emigrating to a “developed” State obey the laws, mingle and adapt, and re-links with family values and ties. The Israelite behave as in criminal aloof gangs, above the laws; with this deep belief that he will be quickly whisked out of prison if indicted. They both behave rotten spoiled in “under-developed” bribe-laden political systems

I opened a special category on my blog “Travel/Excursion” to collect all my trips stories.

Bidets (pony)were perfected in the 1980’s in Japan. They clean butts with a carefully-angled stream of water.  37 gallons of Water required to produce a roll of toilet paper. Toto, the world’s largest toilet manufacturer, the Washlet says the “golden angle” is 43 degrees for the nozzle. Italy has the highest usage of bidet.

Susan Kare used skeuomorphic elements to make the Apple system more intuitive. She drew inspiration from pirates, ancient hieroglyphs, books on craft and folklore, and from the Symbol Sourcebook, a 1972 guide to graphic symbols that includes everything from astrological signs to the markings that hobos left behind on buildings to help guide one another on their travels,”

Ultra-Orthodox in Israel refuse to comply with health advice. One ultra-Orthodox suburb in Tel Aviv is as badly hit as the entirety of Jerusalem.

American health care relies heavily on India for its pharmaceutical supply chain, and now faces serious shortages.

 

It appears that old terms for social organization are considered exotic enough to be used in order to effectively disseminate new concepts; as if languages are too poor to creating new words for an evolving civilization, or maybe it is a sarcastic metaphor to mean that our social organization and social behaviors did not improve after hundred of centuries.  One of these most commonly adopted words is “tribe” to describing a collection of people with same shared passions and interests, intellectually or professionally.

We know that there are syndicates, associations, organizations (profit and for non-profit), collectivity, cooperative, community, gang, cartel, commission, political parties, “circle of friends”, sects, cult, castes, clans, classes of people (privileged, poor, elite…), club, strata, close-knit group, regiment, brigade, division, army, squadron, brotherhood, sisterhood… But why selecting “tribe” among all these social terminologies for gathering in organized units? 

Is nomadic life-style back in favor?  Sort of back to nature and retaliations and vendetta customs?  Why chose a term that carries heavy bad connotation of violence and prehistoric traditions?  Such as raiding another tribe, massacring all male members and saving only the virgin girls so that to secure no retribution in kind will happen in forms of vendetta, decades later, or even centuries later!  Obviously, before ransaking all their chattels and domesticated animals for the survival of the famished and unfit mentally.

For example, what is common among Meg Ryan, Debbie Allen, Brian Ray, Hellen Pilcher, Don Lipski, Matt Groening, Ewa Laurance, and Black Ice?  Ken Robinson in his “Element” would like us to believe that they all found their own tribes:  Each one of them, finally, felt part in their new career domain “tribal members in the field” and hit it well with the “field” colleagues.  They discovered that the tribe members validated their passions, passions they share in the tribe, they talked shop, bounced ideas around, shared and compared techniques, indulging enthusiasms or hostilities for the same things.  They were finally convinced that what they were doing mattered and was worth doing.

Is that how tribe members behaved in prehistory?

Working with your tribe, you receive inspiration and provocations to raising the bar on achievements.  For example, William Choukeir borrowed the term “tribe” in his blog notesby.me to refer to “high-energy” gathering of people who join in demanding physical activities and converse on topic of  high quality intellectual level (no argumentations permitted for degrading the discussions).  This process within the tribe is targeted to recharging in energy.

Many professionals in math, sciences…poets, painters, athletes… might prefer to work alone; fact is, they are interacting frequently within their close-knit associations:  They publish and interchange ideas and comments:  They stand on the shoulders of previous giants in the profession.  Otherwise, no challenging problems are resolved.  Freeman Dyson says: “Up to a point, you welcome being interrupted because it is only by interchanging ideas with other people who you get anything of interest done.  When I write I close the door; but when I’m doing science I leave the door open.”

Why using this cute term “tribe”?  Tribes were constituted of population over 150 members; consequently, tribes were split naturally to smaller units or clans for adequate communication among the members and remembering names and the family history of each member.  If the name “team” is too common or unit is inapropriate then, how about Tfield, meaning Terrific members (in a particular field of specialty), or Punit for pulsating unit, or RKeam for reversed karma team?


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