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Tidbits #51

Phenology is the “science” of observing Nature, especially in this new dangerous period of Climate Change? In 2018, Slate recommended keeping a phenology journal for this exact purpose: “In so doing, you can anchor yourself in place and be a witness to the way nature is actually responding to change, instead of dwelling on the disasters that might come.”

In 1860, Henry David Thoreau translates his nature diaries into climate charts.

People with a pure heart should be able to differentiate among laws designed for the Elite Classes and those for all the citizens

Les Etats rentiers sont characteristic par une forte concentration du pouvoir. Le véritable noblesse de base n’appartient qu’à ceux qui ont l’esprit de clan. Les revenus des butins sont difficiles a distinguer parmi le souverain et la classe de nobless. Ibn Khaldoun

Is Israel set to annex much of Palestine in 6 days? Violating international law (for a 2-State system) and ending the possibility of freedom for the Palestinian state. Europe and others can make Israel think twice, and we cannot let this pass without outcry.

On a besoin d’une colère généreuse et un rêve utopique pour confronter des actes contre nature et contre la nature: Les expériences atomiques en plein air, les camps de concentrations, les régimes totalitaires, le racism endemique et les systems apartheid, l’extermination des tribus indigenas… Et la pureté qu’il faut pour causer de grandes massacres.

La puissance politique du souverain dépend du niveau des richesses produites par le travail de l’homme et des conditions de la répartition de la richesse générée. The Asabiyya (3assabiyat) of the tribe deteriorate with the decline of the economy.  Ibn Khaldoun

Is Formal Marriage important for just raising kids? Otherwise, it is formal enslavement of both parties within the sick “ownership” concept. Am I encouraging out of wedlock relationship? Unless marriage is split into two phases: the first stage is a “temporary marriage” of both parties explicitly acknowledging a purpose for having kids. The second phase is promising to raise the kids together.

Never ask someone “Do you believe in a God?“: It is none of your business. Unless it is for you own benefit to re-affirm your belief system, after having done your due diligence.

It should be a personal matter in believing in a God: if your mind couldn’t be of much help, is it the responsibility of a “God” to guide you to “His existence”?

Dans l’esprit de la majorité, reconnaître l’apport des Noirs et des minorities á la construction de la nation Française  (or any other colonial power) serait amoindrie la grandeur d’une nation qui pense se suffire á elle-même.

Greek former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said:  Lebanese must have the courage to nationalize the banks and restructure the Central Bank, issue a new currency and desist from seeking IMF money…”

The notion that Covid-19 is meant to reduce earth population does Not stand the count. Degraded air quality, water pollution, traffic accidents, famine, radiation and poisonous shells… harvest 100 fold what this virus can kill. Actually, the fear is that population might increase “exponentially” with this confinement and improved air quality.

By the year 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. And more debris in outer space than birds?

Si vous cherchez un parti politique unifiant le monde, considérez les paysans isolés: ils ont les points communs  (common denominators) partout dans le monde.

Il était devenu un autre homme et le cousin n’était pas suffisamment curieux pour découvrir le changement: il lui parlait du passé.

La déportation des Amérindiens (Red Indians), le Passage du milieu, la Piste des Larmes...sont pour les American Blancs de simple catastrophes naturelles qu’il fallait remédier. Une entreprise criminelle de domination et d’expansion

L’opinion publique est un juge absolu: tous les pouvoirs lui sont subordonnés. Sauf quand l’executive décide d’aller en guerre

 

Tidbits #50

A “Blob”, a marine heatwave, stretching from Alaska to California has invaded the fjords of British Columbia, which is heating up the glacier-fed waters at a rapid clip.

There is really no skill called reading. Reading is the meta-skill that results when you allow other skills together. You need to know the alphabet, how letter form words, how words have meaning, how words together have meaning, and so on. So often we focus on the meta-skill and not the sub-skills.

Women and “people of color” continue to earn lower wages than white men because employers require job applicants to reveal their previous salary in order to set their new one. This strips workers of bargaining power, and can lock in lower compensation.

I enjoy reading. Thus, I read slowly. I enjoy walking early morning. Thus I walk slowly.

I am in love with my confinement: Everyone is sharing in my confinement

“Allons mon petit. Fait tes prières.. Et l’enfant dit “Maman, je t’aime”. c’était suffisant et de beaucoup.

All the economic/financial pressures of Trump (Evangelical extremists) on Lebanon to trade with our existential enemy Israel No Passaran

“All that can save you now (US institutions) is your confrontation with your own history… which is not your past, but your present,” said author James Baldwin in 1968.

Since time immemorial, empires of occupation and annexation had to create forms of racism and discrimination. Black Color was reserved for the Evil of the darker skin people

L’égalité” dans tous les pays (regardless of political systems) est réservé’ pour la grande masse dans la misère et le malheur

If we fails to construct a system of illusions, how could we resume the living at an advanced age?

Bless the youth who pulled off his decision to commit suicide: His high intelligence instinct proved to him the worthiness of his living.

Les Français hautement qualifiés et éduqués furent fauchés en première lignes pour satisfaire “L’égalité du feu“, chair á canon égalitaire. durant les premières années de WWI. Les ignorants furent charge’ de gouverner le Liban et la Syrie durant le mandat.

Israel was already in the planning 50 years before Balfour declaration in 1917. The extremist “Zionist” evangelical sect in USA demanded that the Jews return to Jerusalem in order for the Second Coming to materialize. This idea suited the colonial powers of France and England intent on dividing the Syrian Nation and disturbing the daily trade and communication among the same people in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Israel is a colonial implant, our existential enemy.

L ‘ heroisme s’entend de diverses facons selon les periods. C’ est le sacrifice même du dévouement qui est une réalité’. L’ objet pour lequel on se devout est généralement une illusion.

Allons les Libanais, allons d’echec en echec jusqu’à la victoire.

Alex Marshall is the author of Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems, a fascinating book about the politics of national anthems. He spoke with the Atlantic about traveling the world to discover the history of these songs, and why he hates “God Save the Queen.”

La joie de vivre est liée a un sentiment d’avoir réussi. Si on pouvait abaisser la barre de ce qu’on considère “Avoir Réussi”. I think Covid-19 gave humanity a chance to lower the level of what they consider “Having been successful” in order to discover happiness in life.

Après avoir accepté la lâcheté, la servitude, la bombe a hydrogen, les genocide… on comprend mal de quel droit on ferait les dégoûtés et les difficiles

Decision by design? Kind there exist a handful of skills that are learned but rarely taught in order to make effective decisions? Decision by design that can accelerate your progress and save you from costly trial and error? Why do you think you can learn without practice? Kind of effectively doing the wrong decision?

Tidbits # 48

It was Not planned during this confinement, but I observed that my day work is split in 3 proportional categories of tasks. 1/3 for physical activities (1 hr for early walk, 1 30 min for gardening and physical exercises). 1/3 for reading, writing, publishing on my blog and following on news. 1/3 for home maintenance (laundering, washing dishes, mopping, cooking…). I take 2 short invigorating siesta of less than an hour to focus on breathing and plan the next set of tasks.

Purify your heart and mind, and pray anywhere you want, and any which way you want

Men authors are at disadvantages in describing their childhood: They failed to observe, to comprehend and quickly forgot whatever feeling and minor events might have affected them

No need for personality cult. If your “hero” figured something out, learn what he learned and don’t emulate him in everything else.

Most of Jesus’ disciples and early Christians were dead serious that they would rise on the third day. Especially the martyrs. No need to wonder how initially Christianity made any headway.

My heroes are Malcolm X and James Baldwin: Religion is Never a basis to define and demand human rights.

Malcolm X transformed many times his political model, as cruelty, violence and injustices could no longer fit within his current understanding and model of resistance.

The Modern States that learned to listen to the demands and request of its people and reacts promptly in reconsidering its laws are the most advanced, regardless of their size in land and population and are the most respectful of the UN resolutions regarding human rights. They have confidence that their educated and cultured citizens are more attuned to the world calamities than their functional institutions.

Mener une vie cachée’ n’est pas une vie décente: sans engagement face a l’injustice, rien n’est decent.

Slavery is very ancient, before even religions took hold on society.  The cruel and brutal behavior of “owners” of slaves reached a high level of discrimination as religious sects guessed correctly that it satisfies the interest of the power-to-be classes and directly their own interests.

They give you life. And they give you death. And they tell you take care of your Destiny in between. But we all know what is destined to the living species.

Age should Not entitle you to play the wise-man: Young people are Not hearing your counsel or advice or wise-cracking humors. Learn to loosen up and say “reflected humor” that are within the humanist values: Your humor should Not match the humors of the younger ones’: that’s the best message you can share with the next generations.

The Ivy League school Harvard College dropped standardized test requirements is changing its admissions requirements as it figures out how to attract the best applicants in a pandemic, and also after years of complaints that SATs penalize low-income students.

Keep digging archaeological sites: It is important to remember, every now and then, that powerful empires and great civilizations were forgotten. That all empires will eventually decline into oblivion.

Demand for private flights from Hong Kong to Australia and North America jumped 214% in January,  just as the pandemic was spreading beyond China. (In all pandemics, the elite class is never hurt, and their comfort Not altered)

Tidbits #46

How many times should you look up to the sky, before you observe that you don’t own the universe?

How many should die of famine before local agriculture are made priority in investment?

Up to 20% of Africa’s debt is owed to China, what amount to about $2 trillion.

There are 4 national anthems without official lyrics. Spain has argued over which words to add for years.

I wish all national Anthem cover basic rights of humanity and kindness. Thw world will be much better instructed with repeated singing of a great anthem

What composer Francis Scott Key meant in “no refuge” in the “land of the free” in “The Star-Spangled Banner”?  The British in the battles that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” rescued 6,000 slaves from the US colonials.

Is a reflected cruelty the one unpardonable sin? What if this predetermined cruelty was a response to a prolonged reflective cruelty of the other person or a group of people? Wouldn’t that cruelty be considered a self-defence legitimate reaction?

The public reckoning for police use of facial recognition software. On Monday, IBM disavowed the technology entirely and CEO Arvind Krishna condemned its use “by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms.” Amazon responded Wednesday by putting a one-year moratorium on police use of its Rekognition software, closely followed by Microsoft’s promise not to sell the technology to US police.

The main difference between human genders is: After sex, the male’s mind is blank, while the female’s is overcrowded. If the female fails to prime the silence with an opinion, without any questions, the conversation is declined. And you have people claiming that it is Not the woman who generates the ideas. I deduce that people who are denied sex, their opinions are Not shared and go unnoticed.

This useless cruel pride of America and worst, the predetermined mind to inflict cruelty for a sick unbounded ego of superiority, even when living a wretched life in isolated and desolate corners in their land.

We are trained to become racist: by the family, the community and schools. On devient racist: la famille et la communauté’ nous ont coupe’ les ponts. Et l’école n’est pas mieux avec son enseignement tacit. Comment peut-on communiquer si les questions fondamentales ne sont pas pose’ pour réfléchir dessus?

5 facts we have to contend with: Climate change, frequent recurring deadly viruses, tougher resistant bacteria to antibiotics, degraded air quality, degraded potable water quality. Either we fight back or we adapt.

3/4 of babies born by sterilized caesarean surgery have high risks for allergies and asthma: The natural bacteria received from natural birth are lacking, such as lactobacilli and womb germs, especially if they don’t sucks their mom’s milk or are severed prematurely. It is like they were Not immersed in the magical potion at birth. Babies can become adult in intestine bacteria flora at the age of 3.

There are at least 3 different kinds of intestine in predominance of bacteria or enterotypes:

1. Bacteroides that produce plenty of biotin (B7 or B8 or H) which the foetus consume a lot and are dedicated to carnivorous specimen

2. Prevotella that produce vitamin B1 or thiamine that is used mainly by the brain, The lack of it generate beriberi (deficiency in movement)

3. Ruminococcus that manufacture blood through the heme. Each of these families of bacteria have common characteristics for splitting the food, manufacturing substances and neutralizing varieties of toxin.

Kids observe their parents: if the parents behave according to humanity standards and are active in confronting social unfair and Not equitable behaviors, they raise themselves accordingly. Actions of parents translate into positive peer pressures at school.

Tidbits #45

Civil war underway in the US due to lingering indignity and latent racism. On May 25, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, begging for his life with a police officer’s kneeling on his neck. On March 13, EMT Breonna Taylor was shot to death by police officers who burst into the wrong apartment. In February, jogger Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two vigilantes.

Unfortunately, car pollution are exactly the emissions that are likely to rebound after lockdown orders are lifted. (Though who will return to air transport, except those private airplanes of the elite classes?)

The Navajo nation has the highest Covid-19 infection and death rates of any group in the US, as the federal government fails to provide them with adequate information and resources. Young adults in the community have taken it upon themselves to launch information campaigns to try to protect their elders, who carry the most language and cultural knowledge, Mona Gable reports for STAT.

Most of what we grow in this country (corn, soybeans…) is not food exactly, but rather feed for animals and the building blocks from which fast food, snacks, soda, and all the other wonders of food processing, such as high-fructose corn syrup, are manufactured.

Before the Covid-19 pandemics: The White House releases its $4.8 trillion budget proposal expected to seek cuts to social safety net programs and foreign aid, while also requesting $2 billion in new funding for border-wall construction.

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London ordered a review of the city’s landmarks. A commission will look into statues, street names, and plaques that reflect Britain’s violent colonial expansion.It is an uncomfortable truth that our nation and city owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade,” he said.

An underestimate, due to the way that government statistical agencies collect data,.  Data show that blacks in the US have 10 times less wealth, are 20% more likely to be unemployed, and make 78% as much in weekly wages as whites.

Major surveys all exclude the more than two million Americans who are incarcerated and 90% of inmates are men. Since black Americans are six times more likely to be incarcerated than whites, and twice as likely as Hispanics, this has the effect of making it appear that African Americans are better off financially than they really are.

Is it a matter of perception on Loneliness? Some people need extended periods of time alone to recharge, others would rather give themselves electric shocks than spend a few minutes with their thoughts.

“If you don’t spend a dime, free entry, drinks, and dinners… and you got a lot of money and you spend a lot…that’s power. It signal recognition of a person’s social worth”. Thus, only the common people have to pay for the VIP clan?

How many years must a slave toil, be humiliated and degraded before a colonial power sinks in the gutter?

Tidbits #44

The US national debt (the amount the federal government has borrowed over the years and must pay back) is $23 trillion and growing. We’re paying more than $270 billion just in interest on that public debt annually. And the top two foreign countries who “own” our debt are China and Japan. (The irony is that Japan is the second most indebted nation. Go figure)

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, French economist

In Minneapolis, between 2000 and 2018 unemployment rose from 6.8% to 8% among black people, while it dropped from 2.5% to 1.9% among whites. In many other US cities where protests have erupted in recent days, the pre-pandemic racial gap in unemployment is striking:

In one hour, our organs consume 100 Watts bulb. We salivate about one litter a day. The total surface of our small intestine is 7 km long

We have two sphincters: one external and one internal.The internal is ready to let go anytime, The nerves of the external is linked to our brain that gives order for the go ahead

I say: Any childhood changes (locations, schools…) is a life changing path . Too many of these child a-changing leave you stuck in a maze.

Chasing after anyone or anything demands plenty of energy. The source of that energy is Temporary Insanity.

The developed States don’t want a reduction in oil prices: they want to preserve the tax revenue in the gas stations, lest the citizens revolt for paying no legal taxes on gasoline in “free markets of demand and offer”

The US national deficit (the difference between what the government spends and the revenue it takes in) is projected to surpass $1 trillion every year.

Germany enables employers to furlough (and keep) staff, with state assistance, while the US has focused on strengthening unemployment benefits.

The 10 ASEAN countries, many of which have rapid growing economies, are importing more Chinese goods than American for the first time,

The biggest percentage drop in air pollution, no surprise, came from the aviation industry, with a 60% decline, or 1.7 million metric tons. The biggest raw drop in emissions came from surface transportation, which fell by 36%, or 7.5 million metric tons. That figure includes personal vehicles as well as trucks and domestic and international shipping. (Read lately that air pollution in Pekin has gone back as bad as before Covid-19)

The objective of history is to define human civilization and the social, economic and cultural events, taken in their totality, as a system. History is an independent discipline: philosophy and politics are branches
Ibn Khaldoun
Are you suffering lactose intolerance, cycles of losing and gaining weight quickly, lesions on your thighs, face and other parts of your body that don’t heal, bad breath, gastroenterite…? You are Not taking good care of the good bacteria in your intestine and mouth.
Beware of antibiotics that kill the good and bad germs equally well.

Tidbits #41

Fauci also says he remains “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll have a vaccine that would provide efficacy at least high enough to create herd immunity,

UN is warning the world is on the brink of a famine for a QUARTER OF A BILLION people. Hunger, not disease, could emerge as the biggest killer in this crisis.

All over the world, families are struggling to feed their kids – not just in the poorest countries, but places like South Africa, India and Brazil

Les “Nettoyeurs“? Les jeunes Francais, lachent (cowards) durant la guerre de l’occupation Nazi, ont endossé’ des habits de Resistants et se sont arroge’ le droit de rendre une “justice” arbitraire et partisanes.

More than 10,000 French were massacred in a couple of days.  In Lebanon, when Israel had to unilaterally vacate south Lebanon on May 24, 2000, the Lebanese resistance refrained from entering the towns of the Lebanese “traitors”, and waited for the regular army to enter first and render justice before the court.

Sweden primary schools have remained open. Restaurants too, though tables are set farther apart. Work from home is encouraged but not enforced, and even nightclubs can operate with a few changes. But it’s now topping per capita death rates in Europe.

Vaccine for a Covid-19 ne sera efficace que contre une seule forme de ce virus qui mute de manière furtive.

I say: If a quote with the proper context matches your state of mind at a period run with it. Feeling obligated to refer to “who said what he said” is Not only redundant but dangerous in spreading “religious concepts” that are hidden within the quote.

If there is a Creator (or a bunch of them) for this entire Universe and species, your personal existence should Not mean much to Him. If there is No creator, you have wasted your life on an abstract concept that brought death and destruction for the living.

The UK government, Japan, Germany, and other European countries have already sold debt yielding less than 0%, a bond with a negative yield. It’s the first time this has happened with investors agreeing to recoup less than they spent.

“He who has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, kindness. Not the case with he whom you yourself have obliged.”

1.35 million: People estimated to die each year in road collisions and Not sure this number covers accident in less developed countries.

20-50 million: People injured each year in road collisions

9 million are the expected college graduates in China in 2020, compared to 2 million in US.

The Islamic “Arab/Andalusia” mathematician Ibn al-Haytham, the father of modern optics and inventor of the camera obscura, better understand the physical nature of light.

There are 1,114 colors in the Pantone color system

To make a stupid iPhones, Apple works with suppliers in 43 countries across 6 continents.

“There’s never been an event like this. There is No contingency plan for supply chains”

No matter how fair and equitable is an election law, Reality will deceive it. Still, let’s allow the political parties and civil organizations apply a portion of this utopia, and watch how Reality may change

Tidbits #40

Europe & China are two geo-economic adversaries of the USA. And this is where the “Financial parasites” injected this virus first.

Humans are naturally risk- and loss-averse. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman has shown that, in situations where the potential penalties outweigh the possible payoffs—like meeting friends who may or may not have Covid-19—most people will play it safe. (Stay home if it is Not a life/death situation)

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, warned against reopening the economy too soon, telling a Senate panel Thursday that communities doing so risk new coronavirus outbreaks.

Even though Covid-19 is a viral illness not affected by antibiotics, early data from hospitals shows that very high proportions of patients—more than 90 percent in some cohorts—are being treated with those drugs to cure or protect against secondary infections during respiratory illnesses or hospitalization.

Resistance to antibiotics is already a crisis: It causes an estimated 700,000 deaths around the world each year, almost four times the death toll from the novel coronavirus so far. –

Trump is angry with the World Health Organization, but on April 18, 2020, dozens of celebrities participated in the One World: Together at Home concert series, which raised $127 million for the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund. The series was hosted by Lady Gaga, and stars such as Lizzo, Celine Dion, and The Rolling Stones, all live-streamed performances from their homes.

In 1971, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and others took the stage at Madison Square Garden and raised over $10 million for relief efforts in cyclone-ravaged and war-torn Bangladesh. Organizers George Harrison and Ravi Shankar set into motion a unique form of fundraising that would have a huge impact on charitable organizations around the world.

The USA, China and Europe must find the necessary funds and training to all States ready to close down or reform these Saudi Kingdom funded Madrassas in the last 3 decades

I just read a sentence I wrote to my parents in 1997: “Respect yourself and keep walking. There is no right and wrong.  The capital Sin is for not sticking to a comprehension to your question “what is the purpose for living” and advance with determination toward that goal”

For his promotion to a higher officer level, he invited 150 persons. The wife had to prepare a dozen dishes for 20 invitees every Friday and Saturday. No one to help the wife. You do the math the many welcoming parties.

In an interview for 60 Minutes yesterday, Fed chair Jerome Powell also said that the US economy could “easily” contract by 20-30%. and that low-income workers and women are taking the biggest hit. And employers will now offer lower salaries to people desperate for work.

In a settlement, the social network Facebook agreed to pay $52 million to thousands of US content moderators over mental health issues. The complaint was brought by moderators who said they operated in unsafe workspaces.

JumiaAfrica’s largest e-commerce platform (located in Kenia?)—reported a 7% decline in revenue despite seeing a four-fold increase in grocery orders.

The first step isn’t asking what task a robot can replace, but the reason humans do the task in the first place.Jackie Bischof,

In 1861, the nation’s political body made it legal for citizens to mail privately-printed cards of less than one ounce to each other. Capitalizing on the new law, John P. Charlton and Hymen Lipman, printers in Philadelphia, moved to patent the first postal card in the country—a mostly blank card with a decorative border.

This class of 2020 may attend a virtual ceremony, take part in a drive-through graduation, or even listen to Barack Obama or Lil Nas X deliver televised commencement speeches

US central bank is buying trillions of dollars of assets, including corporate bonds, to prevent the financial system from freezing up. The Fed’s buying spree reduced interest rates and is driving investors to take more risk.
“We have such massive fiscal and monetary intervention,” Frederick said. ”In the absence of government intervention, the markets would be off a cliff.” —John Detrixhe,

 

Tidbits #39

Your odds to win at Bingo game boil down to the number of cards you’re playing divided by the total number of cards in play. If there are 100 cards in play, and you’re playing 5, your odds of winning are 5 in 100, or 1 in 20.

This is assuming 5 factors: 1) That no one is tampering with the balls, 2) none of the balls are damaged or dented, 3) the number picker is working correctly, 4) you’re perfectly eagle-eyed, and that 5) you’re not playing a progressive bingo game.

Printing money to satisfy growth of internal market is what Ben Franklin advised 3 centuries ago to help the colonies since they had the privilege of printing their own currency. When there is No growth anywhere, all that printing of worthless currencies (especially in colonial powers) to cover the expenses of Corona lockdown is the main factor that will hinder the resurgence of global trade.

Saudi Arabia earns $8.5 bn per year from pilgrims to Mecca, its second-biggest industry after oil (~$200 billion per year). (10 m x 12 m x 15 m): Dimensions of the Kaaba. 300 kg is the weight of the solid gold door on the Kaaba’s northeastern side, set 7 feet above the ground.

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Copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold in its first week than the combined launch sales of all previous games in the series. It’s made the Switch as hot a commodity as toilet paper.

The After Corona trade will mostly be bartering goods among the adjacent countries.

The Corona principle: Il faut attendre l’âge óu on prend conscience que le present est plus interessant que le future

China managed to increase exports amid this pandemic. Shipments increased 3.5% last month, compared to the year before, driven mostly by exports to other Asian countries. And a double-digit drop in imports: Accumulating inventory of more foreign currencies?

Reuters reports that US officials drafted detailed plans—called the “Artemis Accords—that allows businesses to own any resources they might extract in the Moon

For half of a decade, photographer Alison Turner traveled around the United States, visually documenting bingo halls in small towns across America. “Each location I encountered brought in a true sense of community, complete with their own unique set of personalities and characters. A place where emotions of despair and hope come hand and hand throughout the night,” Turner writes.

Mosquito salivate disinfectant where they sting: Not because they don’t want to infect us, but in order Not to be infected themselves

Mosquito sting between two pain receptors: Not because they don’t want to hurt us, but because they need extra seconds to flee before we react violently

“Framing the increased flow of people fleeing war and poverty as a ‘migrant crisis‘ misses the point. It assumes that it is the arrival of these people, rather than the situations they are trying to escape, that is the problem.”

La haine contre le Capitalisme est demeuré théorique: La haine fut détournée sur l’ étranger, l’ apostat, le maitre, l’esclave, le pere, la mere…

We’re more often than Not unknowingly limited in our observations and knowledge, and what we consider within the realm of possibility can change rapidly under the right circumstances.  Example, spotting a Black swan.

The observation of a black swan has 3 attributes: it is an outlier; it has extreme impact; and that, despite its outlier status, people will come up with explanations for its occurrence after the fact.

Ministry of Solitude and isolation? A State institution encouraging and facilitating the job of municipalities to open centers for elderly people to meet and offer them tasks they still have the capability to perform.

Covid-19 purpose? Previous economics were virtual (financial bubble): lots of “worthless” currencies transferred any which way.  The current economics will be base on relations of real production and tangible collaterals. This virtual economy financial bubble needs now to be deflated.

All monarchs in the “Arabic world” are stooges to the USA and colonial powers. As long as their “personal dignity” is saved, “faites comme chez-vous”. Fortunately, Trump wiped all that and trampled the Saudi King, again and again, but the illusions of “dignity” are still strong.

Le germe du capitalism fut révélé’ au début du 18eme siècle: “Que vos vices demeurent prive’, et que vos conduites and opinions en publique soient “vertueuses”, en accord avec la morale dominante.” (Silent Majority)

En Occident, il est moralement plus correct d’aller en guerre que de résoudre un problème par le bakchich dans les pays sous-développé’

 

Tidbits #36

Brave, temeraire, lache, idiot, intelligent… La fraternelle mort n’ en n’ a cure. Ce sont les mots qui nous divisent

Concept of asymptomatic carriers—people who harbor and spread a disease, but never appear to get sick from it themselves.

The US will borrow $3 trillion in the second quarter. The unprecedented sum is more than 5 times what the government borrowed in a single quarter during the 2008 crisis, as it finances massive stimulus efforts to revive the economy. (Question: who is lending the USA?)

Projected 134,000 Covid-19 deaths by August in the USA, double the current expectation?

To where can US move their outsourcing and manufacturing away from China? VietNam and Indonesia cannot match the demands even with all the tax incentives for US companies.

For example, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in China decrease its production by 20%,, which is majorly affecting the global drug supply. Home builders in Japan worry that their homes will be left without lavatories (WC toilet) after China-made toilets vanished from the market.

Data from China suggest that some individuals, particularly young people, may even beat a virus infection without developing antibodies at all.

Around the world, central bank asset purchases are expected to reach $6 trillion this year. (What assets? Meaning selling their assets? Government properties?)

Let’s face it: Until the thousands of Wahhabi Islamic Madrasa working around the world are transformed into secular public schools, Extremist Islamic sects will be around for hundreds of years.

I watched a female reporter fall down as a poisonous “tear” gas fall in her vicinity. Apparently, England and France are experimenting with their chemical weapons on the Palestinians. Israel is bombing emergency Red Cross tents with tear gas too.

“The pandemic has made it widely apparent that internet access is a class issue. Although the United Nations in 2016 declared that connection is a basic human right, not just a luxury for the rich, it’s clear now that those who can work or study from home are the fortunate ones.

After many trials in the living, we settle in a “comfort zone” and we stick to this zone and let the advertisers and politicians abuse of our perception. We become the Silent Majority in a society. Unless we get out of our comfort zone again and again, we deny ourselves and our descendents the advantage of the survival process.

Math and logic are fitter to perceive reality for our survival than our delusional perceptual interpretations. And that is the Chinese model for the future.

The wave of government spending benefit big corporations the most—and give them the cash they need to buy up and crowd out smaller competitors. Watchdogs worry monopolies are on the rise in the US.

A first global attempt to take away political rights happened on 11 September 2001, then a declaration of war on humanity disguised as a war on terrorism.

$1.24 billion is the value of the UK bingo market, including bingo halls and online play in 2019

6,000: Bingo cards designed by Columbia University math professor Carl Leffler, who was allegedly driven mad by the task


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