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Tidbits and notes. Part 435

The ancient city-state of Athens could Not swallow the concept of free expressions in public. Athens political structure was mainly controlled by the oligarchy and the rich conservatives. And the famous “philosophers” like Socrates, Anaxagoras and Protagoras charged extravagant stipends from all these adventurer aristocrats, seeking political status through fomenting successive wars to keep the empire cowed and the subjugated city-sates paying their due taxes. All these “philosophers” ended up exiled or punished with death for their ideas.

“Moi, je denonce les idees des autres ignorants. Le chien a une ame: il peut distinguer les humains amicaux et ceux hostillent a son existence” Diogene

Every period has its main litmus test of patriotism and progressive positions, especially for public figures of intellectuals and politicians. “What is your stand on the Palestinian cause” was the main litmus test for decades. It has come back after Trump pronouncement on Jerusalem

If Hezbollah support to reconvene Saad Hariri as PM, then my suspicion will increase that Hezbollah is in acute economic and financial difficulties: this party would be ready to enjoy the Haririyat’s Ponzi scheme for a while longer. To gain time? But Lebanon is set for a long and harsh period. The sooner we get out of our fantasies the better society will come to term with the reality of our defective policies.

I learned that the tent in 3azariyyi was discussing the feasibility of finding a peace treaty with Israel “tatbee3 ma3 Israel“. Is that a timely purpose of the mass upheaval (7iraak)? Stick to the fundamental emergencies and don’t meddle in foreign policies right now.

A week before the mass upheaval (al 7iraak) started in October 17, Jobran Basil (Lebanon foreign minister and leader of Tayyar )declared that turning the table on our defunct political and economic system could become an inevitable outcome. Question: If the President was the first in delivering his speech before Saad PM, the next day of the 7iraak, and told us the economic plan is to be changed to a productive system and opening the trade borders with Syria and Iraq, how this 7iraak would have unfolded?

A US federal judge blocked a Los Angeles law requiring businesses seeking city contracts to disclose any ties to the NRA.

The donations to the Vatican: Uses about 90% of the funds on its administrative budget.

EU is the first economic power in the world and the UK wants out?

Most hotel chains don’t own their  properties, but rather provides capital and training to hotel owners who re-brand to its specs. It then takes a portion of their revenue. Agarwal’s company in India is valued at $10 billion, surpassing Marriott by room count.

In a world where media is global, social, ubiquitous and cheap, in a world of media where the former audience are now increasingly full participants, in that world, media is less and less often about crafting a single message to be consumed by individuals. It is more and more often a way of creating an environment for convening and supporting groups.

1993: Internet pioneer Rick Gates suggests that a free, open-source encyclopedia could exist on the internet (he called it “Interpedia”).

Tidbits and notes. Part 433

And what the passionate youths want? Justice, eradication of privileges of the elite classes and human treatment of workers (No sweat shops). The youth movements fail because they forget to include what the retired and elderly people want: reforms of hospitals, hospices, decent living for those experiencing the nastiest of cruelty and indignities after a life time of toil.

The Real #deficit is different from the deficit announced by the state. He takes into account the #unpaid, the #arrears, and the accounts camouflaged and camouflaged outside the budget. At that time only we’ll be able to talk about #deficit _ real

 USA doesn’t care about that kind of deficit (unpaid, arrears, camouflage debts…): it has sovereign debt in the trillion (30 tr). The same case for all the colonial powers who get extremely low interest rates on their foreign loans and lend at high interest for under-developed States

Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn,  was seen wearing a bespoke suit featuring his motto, “For the many, not the few”, stitched into the red pinstripes.

You may seem to “understand”, but did you actually learned anything meaningful?

Is it actually impossible to reach conclusions based on rules and information rather than sentiment and preferences? In that case we may have no justice system, no government, and indeed very little else of value.

Bomis’ concept and money made it possible for a side project called Nupedia, inspired by Wales’ childhood love of the World Book Encyclopedia. Nupedia posted articles after they had been vetted by experts and peer-reviewed. But peer review doesn’t scale. When Wales sat down to write an entry about an economist that would have been edited by top academics, he realized what an intimidating and cumbersome process they had created.

Ne pas savoir est une autre forme de ne pas venir en aide aux victimes. Il faut remonter aux sources des injustices.

L’ envers d’un homme et l’endroit d’une femme, cela en vaut: ces endroits sont aussi sensibles, et ne divisent pas les heritages?

Un philosophe antique, comme le moderne, a 2 fonctions: convaincre autrui (un sophist) ou convaincre soi-meme (un sage). La connaissance generale peut etre un catalyst pour la premiere fonction, mais a contre-courant pour se convaincre de sa vraie “self”.

Usually the conversations around dementia focus on neuroscience and the frustrating search for cures. Less noticed is the burden on those who must care for relatives with the disease: there’s simply no script for them to follow, with dementia as unique as the person it affects: “They need to make decisions now, and they probably won’t be perfect.”

The soul, the spirit… are what your brain interpret of your sensorial experiences. Since we mostly ignore or forget the “context” of our experiences (people, environment, emotional status…) it is impossible to classify the types of spirit we ended up with.

Le system educationel de Seduction: offrire a ceux qui paient bien, l’impression qu’ils sont intelligent et beaux.

USA military is laying the ground for a few mass blowing of US military installations in Middle-East. USA ready to increase the number of its forces many times over. USA never learned anything from Lebanon 1983 car bombs. Trump waiting to be announced the assassination of hundreds of US soldiers before repeating Donald Reagan statement: “What can you do when people are willing to blow themselves up?”

Tidbits and notes. Part 430

The racist “Silent Majority”, who cannot suffer free opinions Not matching its belief system, exercises tyranny on the minorities.

US colonies wanted independence because they wanted to maintain the slave trade for their plantations after England banned the trade. Since then, USA is enslaving people around the world by all means available

The USA constitution was Not meant for people of Color, Red, black or yellow. The Right to own guns was a right to shoot at every person of color who trespass the plantation. Time to interpret this Constitution in the context of the period.

Since its independence in 1943, Lebanon successive governments and institutions totally ignored the southern region, the Bekaa valley and the northern regions: they were to fend for themselves to survive. The southern region had no borders with Syria and they were plagued with the “legitimate” presence of Palestinian PLO in their midst and the successive excuses for Israel to bomb their towns and force them to flee (al Da7iyat)

Les Americains, avant les Europeens, croient en la réalité de la “race”. La race devient L’ enfant innocent de mére Nature. Une affaire de hiérarchie

Globally, around 10% of health care expenditure goes towards the treatment of dementia.

The world is deep in the red and the only way out is to borrow some more. That’s despite global debt at a record $250 trillion.

Myanmar tour groups are offering trips to The Hague. It’s a way to support Aung San Suu Kyi, who will represent her country as it faces genocide charges at the UN’s top court. (Aung San Suu Kyi must be stripped of her Peace Nobel for keeping silent of the genocide: over 750,000 took refuge in Bangladesh, Not counting the thousands who were assassinated)

Only one airline is willing to deport high-risk immigrants from the US. And it’s charging the government as much as $33,500 per hour.

Anyone can edit most Wikipedia pages, and the site counts 36.7 million accounts, 121,000 of which have edited something in the past month.

The next level is administrator, of which there are 1,142; elected by about 12,000 eligible members of the community, they can block users and delete many (though not all) pages.

Bureaucrats are higher-level administrators, and there are only 18 in English-language Wikipedia. There are 36 stewards who “hold the top echelon of community permissions.” A 10-person Arbitration Committee “is analogous to Wikipedia’s supreme court.” Jimmy Wales told the Guardian that he’s the “constitutional monarch”: “Like the Queen. It doesn’t mean I have any actual power.”

You are as many as the number of languages you know (I guess could read in the original, and actually read and comprehend?)

Qui s’ interesse a un paradigme depasse’? Tous ces genies qui ont contribue’ a nos connaissance, tres peu de gens s’interessent aux origines des assumptions et leur procedures.

Giving birth is far more a mystery than death. And yet, the processes of birth is more understood than dying. Meaning, it is our psychic that fabricates more mysteries for us Not to be absorbed or swallowed.

The philosopher of Athens, Anaxagoras, demanded that the citizens of Athens define what they claim to be “gods“. How a reasonable person can adore an entity that he cannot know? Anaxagoras was judged as a heretic and banned. He took refuge in Lampsaque of Milet in Turkey.

The “citizens” of Athens were close-minded and de-facto controlled by adventurer aristocrats who have great influence on the common “citizens”. It is the talented and hard working “strangers” who built the city. Classical Europe fabricated a mythical “democratic” City-State Athens

Les haitairies d’Athens (the strangers), similar to modern gangs of youths, had their own code (of honors) their languages (slang), feast and…

“Nous sommes des riches citoyens d’ Athens, et les pauvres meteques affluent  pour le miel. Quand nous vainquerons Sparte, on les transfera a Sparte pour la peupler”.

A black female cat is hiding behind a flower pot, her behind blocked by a wall. The male cat is looking at her and waiting. And you claim that sex is Not controlling our behavior.

If it were Not for the internal civil wars among Greece city-States, the Roman empire would not have emerged that soon. The Mediterranean sea would have been split between two merchants empires: Carthage and Athens. Carthage would have conquered Africa, and Athens would be in constant wars with Persia, Turkey, and the northern Caucasian people around the Black Sea.

To read the short stories of Dino BuzzatiLes nuits difficiles” and “Les 7 messagers”

To read “Madame Socrate” by Gerald Messadie’. All you need to know about the city-state of Athens.

Tidbits and notes. Part 427

Europe was wracked with terror attacks for 2 decades in the 1960’s.
The world was wracked with terror attacks for 3 decades after 1980, before Da3esh (ISIS) was established.
Africa was wracked with the most violent of attacks by enrolling children in their armies and forcing them to kill their parents as sign of allegiance.The USA was mainly behind all these crimes against humanity
Singling Da3esh (ISIS) is a strong message that the USA is sticking to its strategy of destabilizing the Middle-East.

The death toll in Gaza surged. According to Palestinian officials, a family of 8 was killed in Israeli airstrikes, bringing the total number of deaths to 32 since both sides started exchanging fire on Nov. 12, following a targeted killing in Gaza. There have been (officially) no Israeli deaths so far.

Actually, every Friday in the last year, Palestinians in Gaza have been marching to the borders as their UN rights to Return home. Israel has been sniping and had killed hundred so far and many thousands have been injured and crippled.

US government regulates everyday consumer products more tightly than it does the nation’s voting systems.

Operation Blackout”, simulating an election process in USA, pitted ethical hackers against participants from the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Virginia police, presenting real-world possibilities pushed to an extreme. The game-play, which forbade any actual hacking, was strategic, not technical, and a team of cybersecurity professionals, monitored by US government observers, decided the outcome. The exercise ended in abject chaos

“America is totally unprepared for what is coming in (election interference) because it will be like nothing we’ve seen before. Everyone is vulnerable, and everyone will be affected.” And the number of people needed to influence an election is surprisingly small,

Most useful decision: Coming to term with “how we wish to die”

Decision to die in own bed is best definition of extreme laziness.

If you die before you decide how to die, that’s tough luck

If you die differently, that’s recklessness.

Les deux puissance au monde, le sabre et l’esprit, ont ete’ vaincus en Libye et en Somalie (there are no States in these 2 countries)

All curves for reforms and changes intersect a focal point: the points of perceived chaos, and the poorer classes are demanded to pay the heavy price.

Palestinians’ “day of rage.” In the West Bank and Gaza, demonstrators protest against the Trump administration’s reversal of longstanding US policy on Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. The Arab League formally rejected the US position yesterday.

A Moroccan rapper was imprisoned for a song about corruption. Mohamed Mounir, or “Gnawi,” was found guilty of insulting police in the track “Long Live the People.

In the 2017 election, the MRP poll from YouGov made the surprising prediction—eventually proven correct—that the UK Conservative Party would lose a majority. The 2019 poll relies on 50,000 people, rather than the usual 1,000-people survey.

The intense pressure to succeed in South Korea comes in many forms, including economic, social, cosmetic, and educational, writes Isabella Steger. But as unhappiness mounts at society’s intolerance of failure—perhaps manifested most clearly in the country’s persistently high suicide rate—the government is stepping in to encourage more acceptance of second chances. (How to learn to embrace failure?)

Demonstrating against a hike in fuel prices, some 200,000 people set alight 731 banks and 140 government sites, according to the country’s interior minister. Iran hiking of fuel prices was meant to discourage transferring fuel across borders by illegal dealers.

Tidbits and notes. Part 425

Iceland offers many benefits when it comes to bitcoin mining, among them cheapest geothermal energy and frigid air to keep machines from overheating (Block-chain servers).

Some companies are starting to test microchip implantation in employees, raising serious questions about worker autonomy, privacy, surveillance—and humanity itself.

Civil political disobedience against Lebanon Parliament (the main power that ruined the country) should go hand in hand with indirect taxes civil disobedience: stop driving (benzine, mechanic…), stop paying double energy, (for private providers), stop unnecessary mobile communication fees…

House impeachment hearings go public. Two career diplomats testify—with every major network covering the proceedings live—about allegations that Donald Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine for his own political advantage.

Graves are going green as thousands of people every year are giving up on funeral homes, formaldehyde, and coffins, and returning to nature as their forebears did—wrapped in a shroud, placed in a simple hole in the earth, with no trace of their resting place amid the birds, bees, and nematodes

A South Korean firm offers “living funerals.” The goal is to teach participants life lessons by faking their deaths.

Voici que recommence le grand Ordre des Sciecles? Quel ordre? Chaque leader, avec un tant soi peu de pouvoir, veut ramener un certain ordre qui convient a son image. Ces “ordonnances” s’intercoupent a l’infini avec un point focal: Le point ou’ le chaos commence.

Unless you associate with a sincere group (a tribe) in the  mass movement (7iraak) to control your later behavior and position, your participation will end up with no consequences

Probably a few in the Lebanese mass upheaval “7iraak” attended one of these “thousand and one night” (fa7esh) wedding of the new rich ministers and deputies. They are attending the 7iraak to absolve themselves from their sickening monstrosities.

I feel so distraught: how can so many Lebanese felt under the spell of those civil war “leaders” since 1975? Nothing in these leaders talks and speeches had any viable meaning for their future and well-being.

3 years ago, a before the President of Lebanon was elected, the USA didn’t give much damn about Iran in Lebanon, and let the Lebanese go down the drain. No, Iran is Not our problem. Rectify your your North (Sawbo al bousalat)

Depuis longtemps, les vivants du Liban partent pour mourir ailleurs, et puis quand morts, ils desirent revenir mouriri au Liban. Mort, vivant, la terre abhor le vide. Pas de Libanais? On apporte des Syriens et des Palestiniens

In 1902, 114 years ago, Amin Rihani, aLebanese immigrant living in New York, replied to the reforms of the new Ottoman Moutassarref to Mount Lebanon, Mozaffar Pasha. Rihani’s set of reforms priority was:
1) Establish public educational institutions. The religious clerics Must be forbidden to run or teach in these public schools.
2) Religious clerics must be denied interventions in any civic decisions or civic laws.
3) Public employees must submit to exams and be selected according to their capabilities.
4) Confiscate religious real estates and pay back the private owners who donated their lands.

Tidbits and notes. Part 421

Wars of choice“? And decided by the 1% elite class in the “war industry” that plunder other nations raw materials and oil.. and open market

Do you know there are 40% unemployed youth in Lebanon? This anomie system expected that most of them will find jobs overseas. It turned out that there are no jobs overseas at this junction. This militia/mafia system has to contend with all these educated youth demanding drastic changes: This is the real cause for the current mass upheaval 7iraak.

Since its independence in 1943, Lebanon successive governments and institutions totally ignored the southern region, the Bekaa3 valley and the northern regions: they were to fend for themselves to survive. The southern region had no borders with Syria and they were plagued with the “legitimate” presence of Palestinian PLO in their midst and the successive excuses for Israel to bomb their towns and force them to flee, mostly toward the Capital Beirut (al Da7iyat)

What is the main institution that ruled and controlled this fiasco in Lebanon for 30 years? It is the Parliament and all its deputies for 30 years. They all, and invariably, elected the non-changeable Nabih Berry by all the deputies. They all have to face the justice system for cooperating with this anomie system

Nothing is spontaneous. Nothing but paying jobs can organize a mass movement. And the more the content is based on abstract concepts (freedom, liberty…) the worse is the “Style” of the particular 7iraak (tent, khaymat)

The higher the indirect taxes the more outdated the political/economic system. Lebanon is the worst: a non-productive society and budget mostly based on indirect taxes that rob the citizens in every of his daily activities

In Middle-East politics, I have two invariable positions, based on daily confirmation for many decades: 1) Israel is our Existential Enemy, and 2) Greater Syria forms one Nation with One people (current Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq)

Think with me: if you are an Ethiopian from the center of the country, how could you manage to save $400 in order to flee the country toward Djibouti, Yemen and Saudi Kingdom? Would you take this totally hazardous and and insane  route if you were Not submitted to an ethnic cleansing? I submit that the multinational agro-businesses that rent for cheap vast land and entice the peasant to flee their land? This regulated scheme has been going on for decades in Ethiopia. And how come the world community dare attribute a Nobel of Peace to the President of Ethiopia?  And why this dam on the Nile if Not to provide cheap water for the multinationals?

Same basic rule in Japan: No eye glasses are to be worn by female employees in tourism, fashion industries…

Apparently, frequently catching cold is the symptom of a transformed constitution that is getting allergic to many items and pathogens that it was previously immune of. Kind of the immune system got set on an old administrative routine and unable to cope with the exponential increase in polluters and human-made poisonous products

Let’s us Not be that confused: In every country, there is an “elite class” that managed to take roots with all the privileges that have Nothing to do with “money” as we know it. For fundamental reasons, and Not related to any rational basis, No revolution ever eliminated the elite class.

Every other “citizen” regardless of color, genders, race, financial social status… are necessarily second class, given that the Elite Class conserves its status. Sure, there are third and fourth classes… All you can do is learn and do your best to advance to the second class.

 

 

Tidbits and notes. Part 412

Apparently, the Muslim wives have an effective resolution to their retired husband troubles: They marry him with a tad younger second wife. Now, the first wife can travel at leisure to visit with her sons and daughters, dispersed around the world.

China has banned the export of black clothes, often worn by protesters, to Hong Kong. And how Iran will get its black clothes?

Depuis des annees “il flotte comme un parfun de genocide” au Myanmar? What’s that crappy piece of poetry? No doubt of ethnic cleansing. And the UN is still debating whether there was a genocide since 2017?

And why this Buddhist racist State of Myanmar decided to commit genocide? The Rowinga “ethnic Muslims” were procreating like crazy? Another proof that all religions are racist by nature and inciting on violent acts.

Is Boris as big a liar as Trump? A Brexit deal has been struck, says the UK prime minister. As the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU approaches, Boris Johnson announced, “we’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”

Le plus grand cannibal est toujours l’Europe colonial, mais l’Amerique l’a surpasse’ depuis 1945.

How would you list the hardest hit States/nations by climate calamities (Storms, earthquakes, flooding, fires) according to their economic/financial potentials to recover from devastation? 

The cobra effect is a specific kind of unintended consequence that happens when the proposed solution ends up worsening the problem it was intended to solve. It’s not simply a surprise negative result, it’s the opposite of what was intended. The cobra effect highlights the limitations of linear thinking, and what happens when we underestimate the complexity of a system—or of human motivations

When you introduce an incentive scheme, you have to just admit to yourself that no matter how clever you think you are, there’s a pretty good chance that someone far more clever than yourself will figure out a way to beat the incentive scheme.

The classic example of a fix that fails is relieving road congestion by building bigger roads. Traffic eases at first, but then, because driving is more pleasant when roads are less congested, more people drive, and the cycle starts again.

French-occupied Hanoi attempts to reduce the rat population in its newly-built sewer system with a bounty on tails. Enterprising locals cut the tails from rats and set them free to breed and create more tails. Some also breed their own rats. When the bounty ends, those rats are released, further increasing the rodent population in Hanoi.

The Streisand effect is when the act of trying to make something private calls more attention to it.

Rania avait vite eu de quoi s’ inquieter: Le pretendant etait un vertueux, ne buvait pas d’alcool, pas d’ aventures, un precheur venue de la campagne, intransigeant et “honnete”. La marieuse dit: “Tous les chameaux ont une bosse: j’en trouverais une”. Beware of the “puritan” people.

The Times of London reported that Turkey could have used banned white phosphorus against Kurdish civilians in Rass el Ayn town

US Administrations Not famous for saying the truth to its citizens

Plausible conjecture: Nations are unwilling to treat the capitalist fundamental of retaining 20% of the population always slaves to “Capital”. Thus, a newer influx of refugees toward the developed nations.

A lost chapter of the world’s first novel was unearthed?  Parts of the 11th-century epic tale, The Tale of Genjiwere discovered in a Tokyo family home.

Debt collection is an $11 billion industry in the US, and medical debt makes up nearly half of what’s collected each year. Debt collectors, working with judges who often have no law degree, decide who gets thrown behind bars and who’s shown mercy.

About 60% of Qatar electricity is used for cooling, the hottest place on earth.

Scammers, running hard-to-cancel “subscription traps,” use free trials to trick customers into paying for products they don’t want

Caring is a case by case endeavor: listening intently on the individual case. Generalization is the perfect concept for Control, over a large swap of people and phenomena.

 

Tidbits and Notes. Part 408

In eighth-century Egypt and Syria, for example, Christians wore blue turbans, Jews yellow and Samaritans red, while Muslims generally sported white ones (the Sunnis). Currently, the Muslim Shi3a clergymen wear black turban, particularly those designated as descendant from the Prophet’s House

Germany extend its prohibition for another 6 months its exporting weapons to Saudi Kingdom. However, Germany biggest weapon manufacturer RheineMetal still export to Saudi Kingdom through third parties.

Is the census more than a count: it’s civilization? It’s one of the first steps for a new country. It taught us how to quantify society. It reflects how economies and people change. (Many states dread census because if demonstrate the demographic expansion of the minorities)

Lebanon has never conducted a census since 1932, during the French mandated power. The government claim the population is 5 million and just give percentage of increased demographics for each of the 18 religious sect.

2.3 million: Census workers used to count India’s population in 2010

80,000: Census workers used to count Beijing’s population in 2010

58 million: Population of China in the year 2 AD, according to the Han Dynasty’s census

A two-week civil disobedience campaign in dozens of cities around the world kicks off as climate activists demand urgent government action. I am curious the kinds of disobedience the campaign will select.

Strange. States buy gold and reserve them in the USA volts? Germany was Not able to retrieve but a small portion. Are the gold robbed from the central banks in Baghdad and Libya, just on reserve or they already constitute USA war chest?

The center of our galaxy exploded 3.5 million years ago. The energy flare started near the Milky Way’s massive black hole, and spread 200,000 light-years away. (Not sure how to take in these information: will not call them facts anyway)

Des symbols incompatibles? Alors, on brule des voitures et des roues. La misère et le chomages ne sont que des corollaires a une identite brumeuse, voire obscure.  On vit avec des croyamces magiques qu’on ne peut pas assumer.

So the only thing that holds me back is people’s negative stereotypes and assuming what I am, or can or can’t do, or [how I] feel about things. The whole point about hijab is it was meant to facilitate mobility in society.”

Le problem de differencier entre une reponse fausse et l’absurde cher l’eleve est de le faire resonner, patiemment.
Une tentative après une autre, a la raison, en refusant de leguer un zero, peut aboutir a une percee. On ne repond pas pour repondre a une question

The People’s Republic of China turns 70. The celebrations include a grand military parade—15,000 troops, 160 warplanes, 580 tanks—and a massive fireworks display.

On Sept. 27, China information-technology ministry announced that telecom carriers, from December, must scan the face of anyone applying for mobile and internet service. Using facial-recognition technology, the companies will verify that the applicant is indeed the owner of a valid ID. (Now that an achievement for this technology do differentiate among the 1.3 billion Chinese)

Tidbits and notes. Part 298

The racist “Silent Majority”, who cannot suffer free opinions Not matching its belief system, exercises undue tyranny and biases on the minorities, under all forms of government.

US colonies wanted independence because they wanted to maintain the slave trade for their plantations after England banned the trade. Since then, USA is enslaving people around the world by all means available

The USA constitution was Not meant for people of Color, Red, Black or Yellow. The Right to own guns was a right to shoot at every person of color who trespass the plantation. Time to interpret this Constitution in the context of the period.

Les Americains, avant les Europeens, croient en la réalité de la “race”. La race devient L’ enfant innocent de mére Nature. Une affaire de hiérarchie

Anyone can edit most Wikipedia pages, and the site counts 36.7 million accounts, 121,000 of which have edited something in the past month.

The next level is administrator, of which there are 1,142; elected by about 12,000 eligible members of the community, they can block users and delete many (though not all) pages. Bureaucrats are higher-level administrators, and there are only 18 in English-language Wikipedia.

There are 36 stewards who “hold the top echelon of community permissions.” A 10-person Arbitration Committee “is analogous to Wikipedia’s supreme court.” Jimmy Wales told the Guardian that he’s the “constitutional monarch”: “Like the Queen. It doesn’t mean I have any actual power.”

You are as many as the number of languages you know (I guess could read in the original, and actually read and comprehend?)

Qui s’ interesse a un paradigme depasse’? Tous ces genies qui ont contribue’ a nos connaissance, tres peu de gens s’interessent aux origines des assumptions et leur procedures.

Giving birth is far more a mystery than death. And yet, the processes of birth is more understood than dying. Meaning, it is our psychic than fabricates more mysteries for us Not to be absorbed or swallowed.

The philosopher of Athens, Anaxagoras, demanded that the citizens of Athens define what they claim to be “gods”. How a reasonable person can adore an entity that he cannot know? Anaxagoras was judged as a heretic and banned. He took refuge in Lampsaque of Milet in Turkey.

The “citizens” of Athens were close-minded and de-facto controlled by adventurer aristocrats (Same thing for the British empire) who have great influence on the common “citizens”. It is the talented and hard working “strangers” who built the city. Classical Europe fabricated a mythical “democratic” City-State Athens

The haitairies d’Athens (the strangers), similar to modern gangs of youths, had their own code (of honors) their languages (slang), feast and…

“Nous sommes des riches citoyens d’ Athens, et les pauvres meteques affluent  pour le miel. Quand nous vainquerons Sparte, on les transfera a Sparte pour la peupler”. And Sparte occupied Athens and dismembered Athens empire.

A black female cat is hiding behind a flower pot, her behind blocked by a wall. The male cat is looking at her and waiting. And you claim that sex is Not controlling our behavior.

If it were Not for the internal civil wars among Greece city-States, the Roman empire would not have emerged that soon. The Mediterranean sea would have been split between two merchants empires: Carthage and Athens. Carthage would have conquered Africa and Athens would be in constant wars with Persia, Turkey, and the northern Caucasian people around the Black Sea.

To read the short stories of Dino Buzzati “Les nuits difficiles” and “Les 7 messagers”

To read “Madame Socrate” by Gerald Messadie’. All you need to know about the city-state of Athens.

 

 

 

Tidbits and notes. Part 297Tidbits and notes. Part 296

And what the passionate youths want? Justice, eradication of privileges of the elite classes and human treatment of workers (No sweat shops). The youth movements fail because they forget to include what the retired and elderly people want: reforms of hospitals, hospices, decent living for those experiencing the nastiest of cruelty and indignities after a life time of toil.

The Real #deficit is different from the deficit announced by the state. He takes into account the #unpaid, the #arrears, and the accounts camouflaged and camouflaged outside the budget. At that time only we’ll be able to talk about #deficit _ real

 USA doesn’t care about that kind of deficit (unpaid, arrears, camouflage debts…): it has sovereign debt in the trillion. The same case for all the colonial powers who get extremely low interest rates on their foreign loans

Bomis’s concept and money made possible a side project called Nupedia, inspired by Wales’s childhood love of the World Book Encyclopedia. Nupedia posted articles after they had been vetted by experts and peer-reviewed. But peer review doesn’t scale. When Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder) sat down to write an entry about an economist that would have been edited by top academics, he realized what an intimidating and cumbersome process they had created.

Ne pas savoir est une autre forme de ne pas venir en aide aux victimes. Il faut remonter aux sources des inustices.

L’envers d’un homme et l’endroit d’une femme, cela en vaut: ces endroits sont aussi sensibles, et ne divisent pas les heritages? The practical British institutions turned a blind eye, as long as the sexual preference is Not acknowledged publicly, in order Not to disturb the Victorian conservatism.

Un philosophe antique, comme le moderne, a 2 fonctions: convaincre autrui (un sophist) ou convaincre soi-meme (un sage). La connaissance generale peut etre un catalyst pour la premiere fonction, mais a contre-courant pour se convaincre de sa vraie “self”.

The soul, the spirit… are what your brain interpret of your sensory experiences. Since we mostly ignore or forget the “context” of our experiences (people, environment, emotional status…) it is impossible to classify the types of spirit we ended up with.

Le system educationel de Seduction: offrire a ceux qui paient bien, l’impression qu’ils sont intelligent et beaux.

The ancient city-state of Athens could Not swallow the concept of free expressions in public. Athens political structure was mainly controlled by the oligarchy and the rich conservatives. And the famous “philosophers” like Socrates, Anaxagoras and Protagoras charged extravagant stipends from all these adventurer aristocrats, seeking political status through fomenting successive wars to keep the empire cowed and the subjugated city-sates paying their due taxes.

“Moi, je denonce les idees des autres ignorants. Le chien a une ame: il peut distinguer les humains amicaux et ceux hostilent a son existence” Diogene

1993: Internet pioneer Rick Gates suggests that a free, open-source encyclopedia could exist on the internet (he called it “Interpedia”).

1995: Ward Cunningham makes the first “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word for “quick” and inspired by Apple’s HyperCard programming language.

2001: American entrepreneurs Larry Saunders and Jimmy Wales register the domains wikipedia.com and wikipedia.org.

Why do they have to use trick terms? Why instead of “Leave” and “cancel” they don’t use “Do Not save” and “Save”? Leave should Not mean (Do Not save)

Israeli soldiers target a child and then wait to shoot at anyone who rushes to check on the child

“‘ When you have two sets of laws, two sets of norms, two sets of values, two sets of roads.’ How would you call such a State of Israel? Apartheid for sure, and worse, a colonial occupier too

Singapore lady PM Halima Yakoub wear the veil: Who said wearing the veil is synonymous to degraded society? Singapore of 6 million has a NP of $300 billion, with the strongest of passport

Want to track down which banks finance and enable illegal Israeli settlements? has launched this new database to support bank divestment campaigns from Israel’s occupation.

 

 


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