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Jlin’s gonna be in Atlanta!
I am watching the game now…but still no Lin sighting I didnt even see him on the bench!
He was supposed to be there. Woodson said in an interview that he’ll be with them from that time on. ;-(
But he’s such a low-key guy. I guess he does not want to attract attention. Hope you see him on thursday.
This is a sweet picture of the Lin boys
OMG!!! I love it…ok I have to do a post of the Lin boys soon…just so I can include this pic. even his dad is so cute with his shades on LOL!
I can understand how grounded Jeremy is – his family is so awesome.
LOL…sometimes I feel like I know him and his family
The car picture we had problems with.
aww…his smile is soo precious! (and so is landry with his snow-white teeth)
that is a spontaneous smile! gorgeous!
I think I have too much free time on my hands, because I found these gifs – they might cause you to freak out:
LOL!!! I especially love the 2nd one!! I am so crazy, I’ve even looked into doing my own gifs. And at least you have a husband and child to occupy your time. I am an especially sad case…all I have are 2 jobs and I still have time to keep up with TWO blogs!! My friends always worry about me…but I assure them I am perfectly happy researching jeremy lin LOL!
Two jobs and two blogs – honey, that’s called multi-tasking! LOL
This is such a welcome distraction this year. I love being able to just freak out over a celebrity – haven’t done this in a loooong while.
I haven’t been this crazy over a celebrity since I was like 14!!! And then Jeremy comes along and I am so crazy over him, I don’t even want to date real guys because they don’t compare to him lol!
Here’s a really awesome video highlight of Jeremy’s b-ball moments (so far) – you don’t have to post it – you can just sit back and enjoy, K!
LOL…OMG!! I just saw this video yesterday and added it to my “favorites” so that I could use it in a “remember Linsanity” post that I am working on. This is one of the best countdowns I have ever seen. I could watch it over and over!!!
It includes all the reasons why I because Linsane. Looking forward to that post.
if you are bored…go to my last post about Jeremy’s summer plans. J uploaded like a bunch of videos in the comments section
Look at what he tweeted:
aawww… he’s perfect!
omg…I just saw it on his facebook status…and that is the cutest thing ever!!! and it’s funny that I still think that all 3 look the same…just got taller lol!
Here’s something I just found:
I miss Linsanity
Obviously I am still up…sigh…I am going to be a zombie at work tomorrow lol (it’s 2:36 AM now). But that was worth me staying up 1:22 more!!
i miss this.
I know!!! I miss this too!!! let’s hope for this next season!
And my heart drops!
Here’s something from Harvard.
Great article C!!! Jeremy is such a “trailblazer” and inspiration to so many people, more than just asians and basketball players. So glad he was given a chance to impact so many people. God definitely had a plan for him!!
OMG – Still looking awesome even when sweaty!
lol…girl he always looks good sweaty!!
This anecdote about Jeremy will melt your heart – and laugh at his ex for letting him go:
“My favorite Jeremy memory was after one of my a cappella group’s concerts that he wasn’t able to attend, he asked me if I had any recordings from the concert, specifically of any songs his then girlfriend might have been singing. I sent him a link to the video of the concert and thought that was the end of that. She then told me the next day she had walked into Jeremy’s room earlier and found him embarrassingly listening to her song on full blast even with his roommates around.” – Joony Moon, friend, Harvard ‘10
OMGeeeee….I love this story!! I love Jeremy!!! This just makes it even harder for me to want to see him with another girl *sigh*!
This is so cute!
Watch the kid, then look at Jeremy:
k, is this Jeremy and his ex-girlfriend? http://chachellechi.tumblr.com/post/21646390458/say-hello-to-jeremy-lins-ex-girlfriend
Honestly, I don’t really know b/c there are a few other pictures with him and girls (from before he played for the Knicks), and he has never confirmed whether or not they were girlfriends. I don’t think that is his ex gf though, because his ex was from when he was at Harvard and he looks really young in this pic.
I have all my time, as you are aware, for ‘thinkin’. for years, ideas may occur, curious ideas and maybe i have a solution. maybe they’re just complex and interesting…i think about them. many of them i solve then wrap them up and tuck them into a file someplace. That’s what i’ve been doing here, on your blog, and despite your very generous protestations to the contrary,it’s inappropriate….so i quit. i think they’re disruptive and arrogant nevvertheless, still,… i know they may be valuable to someone. so lets discuss it or forget it. here is the latest example:
a discussion of the intellectual state of the world has just occurred durig the last couple of days, a problem i’ve dealt with, to my satisfaction, wrapped up and tuckinto a file. a lot of questions, to which I have answer and i’m going to give it to you to do with as you choose. i don’t care i’ve ;moved on.
The world is on the cusp of a dysgenic spiral. So…adapt, or be bred-out, I suppose…? [Depressing thought.]
• ksoranna says:
July 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm
or maybe in the future, more men will have IQs that are higher or comparable to ours…b/c adapting to a lower standard just doesn’t suit me…and neither does being bred-out…
July 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm
I don’t know, K…The status quo is set up in a way that stable mediocrity is preferred, & novelty/ forward-thinking is punished. Add female hypergamy…
[Anyhoo, let's hope things self-correct.]
I know where we have been and where we’re going. But I don’t know how to change direction. Possibly, you do.
During the first 190,000 years of our 200,000 year history, we had a good program. Then, beginning with agriculture, that all ended. We are now here, where we all agree, we are.
During our long Hunter/gatherer phase, our selections for breeding traits were founded in intelligence. We know that because the brain changed but nothing else did. The brain pan volume began at about 1300 cm³, then, over time, 1400 cm³, 1450 cm³, then, 1500 cm³. During this long stasis, the genes for brain size selection became ubiquitous throughout the entire population. So common became the gene, statistical variations began to describe the gene in terms of the Bell Curve. 14,000 years ago an explosion occurred in brain size when males with Super Genes bred with females with Super Genes. The resultant brain size was not 1600 cm³ but rather 1900 and 2000. These children were called The Boskop’s.
Anthropologists schooled in such subjects’ state that a schoolroom of Boskop Children would have an average IQ of 150. The variation would span the range from 125 to 175. In other words, the dumbest kids in the school would be as intelligent as our highest paid professionals. [Sorry, K.] From our current social experiences we may find it strange that they were revered. Their body size and structure remained normal for our specie at that time, yet the vast brains consumption of energy would have almost certainly caused a general debilitation. We can easily imagine spindly arms and legs, an awkward gait, and only a tortured ability to walk. Yet they were fed, protected, and cared for, and the majority died in an old age. Short, thin, awkward, with a large head and protruding eyes; sound familiar? These are not little green men from outer space: they are us. And the horrible nighttime abductions? Are memories.
They were the first of our specie, The Boskop’s. And they died because we were physically unprepared to give them birth. Their heads were simply too large for the normal birthing process and the results, almost certainly, were numerous deaths of both mother and child. But they did not live and die in vain. We have two fundamental components of modern civilization to remind us of them.
They exist, first, within the statistical framework of a “temporal correlate”. For 190,000 years, our social structure had been that of Hunter/gatherer. In an archaeological instant, in the presence of The Boskop’s, we entered The Age of Agriculture.
Secondly: they left us the 150 IQ brain although in modified form sans the 2000 cm³ head.
The Age of Agriculture
Often we think of agriculture in terms of food production: it is much much more than that. It is a method of Labor-management. For the first time in the history of the species, everyone in the village went to bed tired. All of disposable energy of the group had been directed to one specific purpose. We use the idiom, “every man must hoe his own row” but this is not actually correct. The division of labor was such that every member of the group could “hoe his own row”. Over time adjustments were made. Rather than a line of people marching across a field, the people were lined up and the work was moved past them. This small tweak, enabled The Industrial Age and Assembly Line Production. During the 10,000 years of the modern era, we have done no better that we were given by The Boskop’s and the general capacity has reduced back to the original hunter/gatherers: modern brain capacity has gone back to 1380 cm3. But their heritage has been adequate to move us through the Stone Age and on to the Space Age.
The Boskop Heritage
The least appreciated component of the Boskop’s momentary existence, were the Super Genes essential to the production of high IQs. Through the efficient process of Death and Mayhem called Evolution, a smoothing process originated. In the first place, the gestation was extended to 18 months with the birth taking place at nine months: a process called Neoteny. A multitude of growing processes therefore did not take place in the womb, but after the birth during a period requiring extreme care. The child was born with the brain only partially formed. And after the growth period was complete, the skull continued to grow forming a protective barrier. The brain went from smooth and large to corrugated, crushed, and small. The evolutionary process generated a thin layer of cells to cover the outer edge and then inverted the neuronal component of the layer allowing the neuron to develop axons and dendrites outward, in the larger direction. A multitude of layers were developed and after the 4th layer, a communication layer was generated with paramedical cells (Pyramidal neurons- stupid voice recognition software!!!) composed principally of axons and dendrites which allowed refined connections to the previous 4 layers and the next 4 to come. Additional layers were generated and today we have nine which explain the constantly raised hands of the arrogant little snots inhabiting the TAG (Talented and Gifted) Programs spread evenly across the socio-economic plains. (Even some little Montagnard girl warriors.)
The Boskop’s are not gone. We have just assumed protective coloration.
So, what have you done for me lately?…..FOR OUR NEXT 500 CALLERS WE WILL ALSO INCLUDE A GINSU KNIFE AND…..
Infinite Knowledge, Unlimited Power and Eternal Life.
The Age of Infinite Knowledge
Computers will never be able to create music nor poetry we said. When they did, we said, “Well, that’s not really all that important.”
Computers will never be able to beat a world champion playing chess, we said. When they did, we said “Well, that’s not really all that important.”
“Computers will never be able to understand irony and sarcasm and all the subtle nuances of language!” Then Watson won Jeopardy. There is not a lot of conversation lately, about the limitations of computers.
The Artificial Intelligence community says that the limits to knowledge are the limits of computers. With the capabilities of computers doubling according to Moore’s Law, we only need 10 or so more doublings, 10 years or so, to exceed the capacity of the human brain. With that computer capability and the software generated for Watson enabling the relational databases which understands that Rapunzel had golden hair, it will be a very very simple matter to feed into that computer our digitized knowledge base. Forward looking software allowing inference and deduction; self correcting software allowing learning by trial and error; will do for information what the first weather satellite did for our knowledge of the earth. In answer to my question, the briefing scientist at JPL said, “We have learned more in the first 40 min. of data collection, then we learned in the entire history of mankind.”
This will almost certainly take place sometime in the mid-2020s.
The Age of Unlimited Power
Currently 2% of our power consumption is being provided by solar cells. The production of solar cells is proceeding at a doubling rate of less than two years. At this rate, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,… We will have 100% of our energy needs provided by the sun in the mid-2020s.
The Eons of Eternal Life
A simple injection of stem cells into the liver regrows the areas of damaged liver. Skin cells are being grown in sheet form which allows burn victims to be wrapped in a suit of their own skin. The information controlling cell differentiation is contained in the long helix of DNA. Given our ability to slice and dice DNA, we can excise birth defects, inject undifferentiated cells, insert healthy DNA, and grow a new healthy organ. A recent Japanese laboratory re-grew the mass of skin cells from a mouse, de-differentiated the cells, then allowed them to differentiate and reproduce the entire mouse. In two days, this was old news.
Old Brains for New
The scientific field of Artificial Intelligence is becoming more confident in their knowledge of the structure and function of the brain. A common metaphor is the chessboard.
Imagine the chessboard with the first two rows filled with pawns. Skip a row, and then place a pawn on every other square. Skip another row, and place a pawn on every fourth square. Imagine the first two rows are listening to music. Each pond is identifying a specific note. When the first row identifies the song, it passes only the name of the song on to the next row. The next row then works on that data exactly as did the first row. The data changes as it passes through the brain but the function of each neuron remains pretty much the same. Another laboratory has managed to light up the pathways through the neurons when a single stimuli, -a word, a sound, a touch- is presented to the brain. This is described as Artificial Thinking and is considered appropriate for Freshmen and Sophomores.
The world is on the cusp of a dysgenic spiral. So…adapt, or be bred-out, I suppose…? [Depressing thought.]
So we went from 1300 cm3 brains to 2000 and back. But we did not go from dumb to smart and back: we stayed there at least statistically speaking. Point zero 1 percent of 7 billion people is still a lot of people. Neither is it a question of the Dysgenic Spiral for with even a limited education and a subsistence level of wealth, the birth rate of 160 nations of our 200, has diminished to the point that many nations are below the rate of population maintenance. It’s rather a question of our social structure. The meritocracy has been replaced with “Crony Capitalism” and the hoi polloi, appropriately, had come to despise our leaders. We are entertained by moronic protagonist in “Jackass”, “Dumb and Dumber”. The brilliant niece of Albert Einstein is encouraged to develop a relationship with an imbecilic grinning mechanic. He wasn’t even Asian!
We are facing no problems that we can’t solve.… I think. But the first problem has as its solutions Politics and only the second has as its solution, Science. Therein lays the paradox: the second problem, which is soluble, cannot be solved until the first problem, which is insoluble, is solved.
Thanks for this, cavettij, much much appreciated. Very interesting read [aha, for a minute there, I thought it's Jared Diamond]
It seems iq segregation is happening though, forming a cognitive elite. Surely they will have the foresight to head off disaster.
Lol, I guess I’ll be here waiting for The Singularity, whenever. If ever.
I may sound all doom & gloom, but I’m really a closet optimist, lol.
oops, just to clarify: I meant I was reminded of Jared Diamond’s ideas on agriculture, nothing to do with the Boskops.
Jared Diamond: they found some of his books in Afghanistan. a couple had been read and the rest used for fire starter. the book was “Guns, Germs, and Steel”. The Afghans thought it was a ‘how to’ book. (joke)
Raleigh, North Carolina’s population has 40% college degrees. Cities across the country are becoming sufficiently polorized the data is beginning to show up in census. like seeking like.
15.2% poverty rate is being watched. new census data available fall of 2012. If rate goes up to 15.7%, we’ve gone back to 1959. All the Johnson ‘poverty programs’ have failed.
At least two valid psych surveys have been run on subject of ‘conservatives’ and talk radio. those people who believe dinosaurs and cave men, also believe: no evolution, global warming is a left wing conspiracy, no abortion, no peak oil (diveded: some believe oil is being made, underground, as fast as we are using it), ghosts and angels, man cannot affect the earth, sscience is run by big academia. The psych set of conservatives is constant: threatened by change, comfortable in rote and ritual, games and jokes shake up complacency. My poinnt: over half US population (advanced nation?) are conservative.
World food supply (50 day supply?) has been diminishing for 30 years. Cost of stockpiling.
About 3 – i don’t remember- sceanarios re carrying capacity of the earth hover around 2 to 3 billion but i don’t even believe that. the problem is going backward and organizing an argarian society. maybe we could do it….. but not if we run out of food in 50 days.
“surely they will have the foresight…” my point is there is no “they”. its just us and we’re not doing anything. I can’t see that there is anyone else, even given this secret society of us ‘Boskops’, who have the authority or interest in saving 6 billion of the hoi polloi.
Sounds pretty harsh. I don’t think about it a lot. It’s just that the questions and comments over the past few days have been regarding more and more aspects of the question. I hold ideas in my mind on an ongoing basis. Data is filed as it appears. I have almost no data in the ‘solutions’ file.
Talk to you later.
“those people who believe dinosaurs and cave men, also believe: no evolution, global warming is a left wing conspiracy, no abortion, no peak oil (diveded: some believe oil is being made, underground, as fast as we are using it), ghosts and angels, man cannot affect the earth, sscience is run by big academia.”
- LOL, really? That’s so…counter-intuitive. Dinosaurs & cave men, but no evolution?
I suppose we’d also have a tendency to frame things a certain way bec of the way our senses are wired. As they say, neurons that fires together, wires together. We tend to abuse the false dialectic, excluded middle, anthromorphise, impose our own image schema etc, etc. Knowledge after all is predicated on pattern recognition, & reiteration. The degradation of working memory compel us to use well-worn synaptic paths by default.
“my point is there is no “they”. its just us and we’re not doing anything.”
- I suppose I’m thinking this cognitive elite will emerge over time, sometime in the near future, in time to avert the crisis. Maybe not…
lol, btw what do you think about the nazca lines?
“my point is there is no “they”. its just us and we’re not doing anything.”
- What SHOULD we do?
“The psych set of conservatives is constant: threatened by change, comfortable in rote and ritual, games and jokes shake up complacency.”
- This psych profile is in fact very amenable to indoctrination. [I know this sounds bad.] Sheeps need shepherds [Again, I don't mean this in a bad way, I'm just talking about systems.] Iq is genetic [maybe epigenetic, but nature > nurture.] All you’d need is a bit of memestream tweaking. A meta-committee/ cognitive elite could gently do this. Depending on things going organically = endarkenment.
“I can’t see that there is anyone else, even given this secret society of us ‘Boskops’, who have the authority or interest in saving 6 billion of the hoi polloi.”
- This is so…nihilistic, lol. There IS interest. But how?
I need SO BADLY to get this off my chest…
Holy hell, K. You are horrible. I live for your spazzy posts. You are just horrible. Do you know I came upon your blog whilst scouring the web for a cure to Linsanity? I thought surely he’s done some crap that will put me off. Then I’d be free, lol. How annoying that all his foibles seem so…endearing. Arrrrrrrgh!
And then there’s you! You’re such an enabler, ugh! I need an intervention! I’m in deeper than ever! You! [You need to find more info! & closer pics!] smh
There’s no escape. Every time I see Haribo by the grocery counter…pink pocky…I’m getting rid of my sriracha sauce in the kitchen…Why do I know who EJ Costello is? For the love of God, can he please just…kick a puppy, or something?! I want my mind back…the life-ruiner…
You need to find more info, K…We need pics up close…
LMFAO!!! Like Seriously…this comment made my night…laughing so hard! So glad you decided to join in the conversation…otherwise I would have missed out on all your hilariousness (I think I just made up that word) and witty analogies! And I actually started this blog b/c I thought it would HELP me on my Jeremy Lin addiction…but NO…b/c of all the Lin Babies on here…I think I just dug my addiction hole even deeper!!! I have no idea how you are in deeper than me?! You can’t be…just wait till the season starts again…I plan my life around his games!!! And Jeremy better be glad I don’t live in Houston or the bay area…I would spend my weekends driving around hoping to “run into” him.
And I feel your pain!!! Why the hell do I know who EJ Costello is also?! Why can I dispute Jeremy’s stats as well as my male counterparts?! Why do I have over 300+ pics of Jeremy saved on my computer?! Why am I happily single so that a “real life” man can’t distract me from my love for Jeremy?!
Gosh, I can’t stand his stupid face…with those plump soft lips and dimpled grin and easy smile…arrgh! *sigh* I am hopeless!
My god, K…
Your odes & whatnots…thank you that I’m not alone. But aarrgh…don’t want to be reminded…
Honestly WANT to get over this. NOW. I feel like I need an exorcism or something. This is so not me…WTF is going on?!
Let me show you how smart i’ve become over the years:
this is not the time for solutions, just sympathy
love you guys…..if that helps….
aww hugs to you Ken!!! and I agree with av…this is the worst infatuation I’ve EVER had!! I thought you grow out of this phase at a certain age..like 16. Why the hell am I feeling like this at 27?! and wth are there no men around me that even measure up to Jeremy (b/c yes, that is the standard that I will hold all men up to now)?! *sigh* i know…no solutions…
[You better not be mocking...]
Tbh, this is the absolute worst case of infatuation I’ve ever had. I hate it, lol.
Cavettij, come & save the day.
Q: Are you a libertarian? just curious. [I'm not American, I only have a rough idea of your pol. system.]
There some unanswered Q up there, when you have the time. I’d like to know your ideas on how to reverse the trend.
here’s what i’m thinking about: two of mmmmmmy favorite girls. (two male chauvenistic?) forget about it. I know what’s causing the pain but I don’t know what to do about it. let me just talk. for 190,000 years you picked your men for reasons that we’ll never know but it worked out fine. how fine? 10,000 women IN A ROW were beloved by their parents, protected and kept safe, warmed, and fed hot soup when they were sick. went through puberty, found a guy as interested in sex as they were and the magic started to happen. when they got pregnant and presented a less than nominal front, he stayed. not too much of that going around any more. he stayed because the girls had piicked a guy who responded to whatever it was the girls did, he fell in love with them. that’s why he stayed.
av………..if you’re still there im continuing be there in a moment…..
he kept the fire going, brought food, fought wild animals and sometimes other men. when the baby was born, you were both completely clueless but you muddled through with the help of your mother and your sisters.
10,000 generations, 10,000 women, what was that they had, how was it different then? I don’t know but I do know this: it was such a successful process that it developed instincts that have lasted through these thousands of years. How do I know? I’m listening to you now. Your instincts are crying out for a man like Jeremy. some of the black ball players have dropped 15 or 20 kids here or there. one guy bragged to the media that he had 26 kids by 15 different women. But that’s not you two you’re not a couple of groupies aching for a big dick….(OK, I don’t know that for a fact) the ‘stick and carrot’ of your instincts are driving you as they did your mother and your mothers mother and more and more before….. and you’re looking for a good man…? what does that mean? I don’t know but if or when you find that man that you are being painfully driven toward, he will stay with you will you’re pregnant, through the birth, through the years, two old people holdihg hands.
to be continued
The relationship has changed and the change has been very recent. As late a 100 or 200 years ago, the relationship was still pretty much the same as it had been as hunter/gatherers. and it was still working. a lot of people died and sometimes everyone, but we usually had plenty of food, most f the kids lived wo what ever it was, the specifics of the instincts, the druthers, the driving desires, the midnight aching, they’re still there, they must be because its like only yesterday that they were still working. I don’t know about your feelings but I do know about instincts and i’ll sadly tell you that things have changed for the men. There’s not much in it for us anymore. as soon as the honeymoon is over, its never the same anymore. The space for our instincts has been paved over. The territory for our territorial instinct is gone. A man’s home is his castle…? Your kid gives you a bunch of lip and you smack the kid, he’ll sue. You’re not in charge of anything (av you don’t know me but K knows me well enough to know this doesn’t apply to me. maybe one of the reasons i’m still single..) Michael Lewis (Moneyball) just wrote a book about the birth and first few months of his kids lives…..and how much he hated it. Then, as an amusing anecdote, he desribes the day his dad came over and he was changing the babies diaper. His father watched him for awhile, then turned in disgust and left, saying “I never spoke to you til you were 20.” THAT’S the instinct. That’s been the relationship between men and women for these thousands of years, until a boy’s father is disgusted by watching him do a simple task and it’s been successful. NOW we’re smarter, enlightened, equalized, and 54% (here I go) of pregnancies to women 30 and under are to single women. Why? There’s nothing there for him. He has as many instincts as you do, for christ sake, for you he has become the single most dangerous creature on this planet, and there’s nothing left for his instincts to do. so…..he’s splitting.
I’ll take a break. i’m typing this intead of using voice-recog. typiing really sucks.
wow …to bad I missed this comment before I went to bed. You need to write a book. I read your comments on “history” like I am reading National Geographic or something. They are quite entertaining, yet make you ponder at the same time. Yes, I have to agree, times have drastically changed. Men and women don’t need to stick around anymore to have a “family.” And with women being more independent than ever…I think that the man feels less “significant” if that makes any sense. And with feeling less significant, he also attributes that sense of emptiness to being less loved and appreciated, and thus doesn’t love and appreciate the woman beside him as much either.
This started for me in the 6th grade when a National Stardards Test resulted in boys talking about ‘dumb girls’ which pissed me off. It certainly didn’t apply to my Mom or sister. I opened up a ‘file’ in my mind adn i’ve been adding data ever since. Buuuut, no one was interested in the 6th grade, and I haven’t seen anyone interested since. This is part of the “IQ Barrier” i’ve been talking about; the great inability of the majority, except you and some of the ‘babies’. what a breath of fresh air you are.
Independent women, insignificant men, the fundamental problem, as i see it (and thats a problem right there) our instincts which are driving you and av right now, need/want to find an ‘instinct’ to mesh with and that’s not how it works. we have complementary instinct. Men have no instinct for ‘family’, no ‘little voice’ whispering in our ear, we’re never ‘lonely’, nor ‘lost’. We’re wanderers. we have territory to memorize, protect, defend. You have instincts to make us comfortable when we finish our rounds…..crap… this is not a subject to ramble about. If it’s going to be described, it needs to be prepared for discussion.
We don’t feel a ‘sense of emptiness’. That’s a woman’s instinct. We don’t need ‘love and appreciation’. That’s a woman’s instinct. When my sister poured hot water on my frozen boots, i have remembered “that’ for 50 years. Because of ‘that’, i am as ready today as I was then, to beat someone to death that might harm her. No appreciation, a terrible rage. Not the same thing, different but they fit together.
Ah hell… anyway thanks for your appreciation. “I read your comments like I read ‘National Geographic”…av says ” Thanks for taking the time”… My Mother said “Thanks for bringing in the firewood”….(it was 10 degrees out there and my hands were numb but your smile and gentle ‘thanks’ makes us all square)
I agree with K, Cavettij. It’s always interesting to read your take on things, or maybe just sharing your experiences. True, about complementarity [the Dao is based on this concept.] Too bad much of the world had abandoned discernment, society is for the most part simply mimetic.
I’m touched by how protective you are of your mom & sis.
“society is for the most part simply mimetic.”
I was about 5 when my father took me downtown on Saturday afternoon. A really big deal. People everywhere, horses, wagons, stuff, action…..We stood in a group of men talking when the conversation died and one man said, “Well, that’s about all you can say about that.” Everyone laughed and we all walked away. As Dad started to walk, I was still standing there, perplelxed. “What’s the problem?” asked Dad. “I could have talked about that for a long time,” I said. “Why did he say that?” Dad explained ‘cliches’ to me. “It’s possible for some people to talk all their lives and never say anything.”
Thanks for taking the time.
I grew up in the diaspora, in a semi-Confucian/ Buddhist household. I’ve never even called my big bro by his name to his face, ever, lol. Men do not do laundry in our home, they don’t do dishes, certainly not diapers. I guess we’re simply brought up super old-fashioned.
[I know women hate Confucius' guts, Linbabies please don't pile on me, lol.]
Of course the east is rapidly modernizing & adopting western values, so…
av…you grew up in a diaspora…I incubated in my mother’s womb during one of the harshest migrations from Vietnam to Thailand, after the fall of Saigon. Because I am the eldest child and the one that undertook that journey with them, my status as a female doesn’t really diminish the stronghold I have over my siblings lol. I made my brother do chores. And because I grew up in the west while being raised with the values of the east…I hope to bring that balancing act to my future family (if I can ever find a husband that is).
Tough stuff you’re made off, Mz K.
[ & yet spazzy too! I LOVE IT!]
“I made my brother do chores.”
- Lol, my bro was a biiiit of an ‘emperor’ growing up, just a bit. But he’s sweet.
Mr K [whenever he is] is one lucky guy, K.
In high school, I told my friends, “Let your brother find your boy friends and your sisters find your girlfriends.”
Advice is worth what you pay for it so if you want really good advice, send money to my acct in the Bahamas.
The economy is going to pick up in Raleigh between 2013 and 2019. Raleigh is one of those towns to which av makes reference: 40% of population has college degree ergo: 120+ IQ.
Get your Real Estate license and specialize in perimeter property. Consider the circumferential zones you know? they’ll change from 10 to 9, and 9 to 8? You know.Big money.
In these zones, you’ll be meeting guys who are the frontrunners for corporations looking to expand, new property, now buildings, new markets, etc. These guys are junior but very competent, testing the waters of responsibility. Have available unexpected information: projected gov. spending, economic expansion, various gov. contracts to be let, understand exponential growth of their industry.
Maybe they will take you home and do thiings to your body that will make you quiver.
you bet, Hon. it’s 2:00 here, I’ll go to sleep. see you later.
OK you just reminded me. I delivered newpapers when I was 10-12 years old. My route was one of the longest maybe 2 miles. in the winter the temp was always below freezing..10 degrees about. The snow would pack on the laces of my boots and when I got home, the laces would be frozen and so were my hands so I couldn’t take them off. My mother and sister would have hot water ready, pour the water on my boots, untie the laces, take off my boots and then soak my feet in the hot water so i wouldnn’t get frost bite on my toes. My father would be reading the paper after supper when I got home, but sometime during this process he would need something in the kitchen. as he passed me, he would pat me on the shoulder. He never said, “Good job.” didn’t need to. we both knew.
That is sort of ‘how to train a boy to be a man’.
wow….you walked about 2 miles when it was below freezing, at 10-12 years old, to deliver newspapers. See that’s one thing wrong with this world. They don’t make little boys like that anymore…
You saw the movie “Good Will Hunting”. I’m referring to his “Do you know how easy this is for me?” You remember, I told C about the hurricane north of the Philippines? That wasn’t the important part of the story. the ship was breaking up, we were losing the bow and stern caps yet we continued back to the States. Slowly we crawled along and at any moment the crystalized steel could explode and we would go down in minutes rather than hours. The crew was terrified, some wore lifejackets all the way back. So why, did they choose the youngest offficer on the ship, 27 years old, to hold on to? The important thing was that I held the crew together all the long way back and grown men with tears in their eyes shook my hand when we disembarked in Oakland. “Do you know how easy that was for me?” I volunteered to manage New Orleans after Katrina, the oil well in the Gulf, 20 million displaced in the Indus floods, “Do you know how easy that would be for me?” AV says “but we do care…” Two billion are too stupid to understand the problem; another two billion are terrified to recognize the problem; another two billion are dependent on paycheck of the deniers… We care…? sure but you’re statistically insignificant.
I love Jeremy. When I ordered ‘silence’, there wasn’t a sound. During the ‘last 2 minutes’ while I thought about the problem, nobody moved, every eye was on me. When I came out of the smoke with the fire put out, reached the little girl out the window, walked down the midnight street,… do you know how easy that was for me? I know Jeremy. As if he were my own son.
That’s some story, cavettij The cojones…
There is a threshold between the sympathetic and empathetic relationships we have with other people. That threshold is crossed when we move emotionally from feeling sorry for the other person to feeling their pain. During last night’s exchange between you and K, I felt your pain.
Because I spent seven years in the Oregon forests, and because I developed a library of 3000 books and because a third of those books were on Buddhism, meditation, and mind control and because another third was on the structure and function of the brain: I know what to do. The difficult part is explaining it. So if you will allow me, I will tell you what to do and attempt a fumbling, rambling explanation later.
1: find a picture of Jeremy (that shouldn’t take long). For about 30 seconds allow yourself to become immersed in your emotional entanglement.
2: move your attention to your right foot and on a normal count of 10, move your attention up the right side of your body to the top of your head. Repeat the count and move your attention from the top of your head down the left side of your body to your left foot.
3: this will have sensitized your tactile senses and should allow you to identify particularly sensitive areas of your body. Repeat step two and pay particular attention to any areas that are exceptionally sensitive.
4: there may be a particularly sensitive area on the front of your shoulders about the size of the palm of your hand. These two areas may be connected across the top of your chest by a band three or 4 inches wide. In the center of your chest another area the size of the palm of your hand may extend up onto your throat.
5: there may be a sensitized area on the top left side of your stomach. This description is not specifically correct, but it makes it very easy to identify the area.
6: there may be a broad sensitive band extending across your abdomen about 4 inches wide, halfway between your navel and your pubic bone.
7: there may be a long sensitive area on the inside of your shins and on the inside of your forearms 8 or 10 inches long.
Okay, what are we doing? You know that the emotion of fear creates an instantaneous and autonomic preparation for fight or flight. You know that our emotions may be erratic, random, and independent. The difficulties that gangster bosses have with rage management have been documented in long tv series and movies. One of the classic psychiatric technique in rage management is “acting out” under controlled circumstances. This allows the neuronal system, ( the neurons, the nervous pathways, and the muscles,) currently in a state of excitation, to be triggered through the controlled mechanism of “acting out”. This allows both the neuronal system (my phrase) and the emotional system to return to the normal state.
The sensitive areas that I have suggested in the foregoing are only suggestions and the connections between your emotional state and your physiological response may be completely different. The technique that I’m suggesting (“You Should Write a Book”) is to identify the physiological response by identifying the areas sensitized by the emotion. The technique, then, is to desensitize the emotional state by working backwards. When you feel completely overwhelmed by your infatuation, sick, enervated, and sometimes nauseous, run your mind over your body and find those sensitive areas that correlate with this emotional state. By focusing your attention on the muscles and the areas you will create an excitation of the neurons. The neurons are floating in a sea of nutrients, and given that and abnormal and continued excitation, they will soon deplete the local area of nutrients and thereby fail to fire.
AV, K, I have no idea if this is enough or not. I’m sure there are components of the process which I have forgotten and some of them may be critical and essential. If so I’m sorry. Possibly it will be sufficient merely to move your attention over these arias but if not, it might be helpful for you to touch or rub the areas yourself or have someone else do it. If you have trouble or if you have questions, you know where to find me.
This reminds me of meridians…
it’s all part of the thought process. we’re all talking about the same thing. my intellectual brother 2000 years ago identified the process ‘emperically’ and lacking any thing else, he called it a body part (physical) called it a snake and named it ‘Kundalini’. I, following his lead,, have available MRI’s, EEG’s, and Computer Assisted Tomography, but still I have no other words because no one between he and I are talking about it. there is no vocabulary so when, I think, the Japanese (?) started discussing the ‘thing’, they used ‘meridians’.
My technique is better because I understand that ‘neurons that play together, etc” whereas they didn’t.———————–wait a minute i don’t mean that…………they’re expertise was in ‘emperical experience’, they had ‘experiential data’, whereas I’m trying to weork out their technique through logic based on functional data. doesn’t alway work.
“I spent seven years in the Oregon forests”
- What do you mean…ala Walden? [just curious]
Two points: when i returned from viet nam in the summer of ’75, i was given a luncheon by my real estate broker, his secretary, my CPA, my lawyer, and my banker. I had been sending my paycheck home for the past 9 years -about- the Realtor had been buying houses, managing them, the lawyer had been reading contracts, the cpa had been cpa-ing. they said I was over-equited. I had $845,000 in stuff and I had an equity of about $700,000. What i needed to do was to maximize and leverage and they had the deals for me. They had (the banker) advanced me ~$500,000 on my property, set up three deals, one at 10%, one at 15% and one at 20% down which meant -just sign here, here, and here- that I was not going from poor to millionaire but multi-millionaire. the deals were in the multi-millions of dollars.
*”given that abnormal and continued excitation”
the idea of force-feeding me a multimillion dollar deal was not even amusing. I had the rank of Lt. Col. (working rank), a knife scar on my face, and a bullet hole in my ass. I thanked them profusely, collected the portfolio of offers, and we had another drink. I took a long walk on the beach and considered. I was not the person that I have been at 10, 15, or even 20. I was a hard-nosed son of a bitch. I could have fired any one or all of the people who manage my money for the past nine years and never felt a moment of remorse. As I continued my self absorbed assessment, I realized it was not the money. I didn’t spend much, I didn’t care about owning things, and I have never in my life bought anything in order to impress someone else. Still I was susceptible. Slowly I realized that I was unable to resist the blandishments of the social circle. Once I complemented the maître d’ on the wine and he put a case of it in my car. The girls I took out when I was in town, soon learned, that those who did not wear any underclothes often had second dates. These, it was, who were beginning to make me feel that I was deserving. Although it took me the following year to disengage, I sold everything, cashed out, put it in mutual funds. Later I did become a millionaire but only inadvertently while I was out of town. One of the mutual funds have doubled in price. Using that experience as warning, I have since reduced the temptations in my life to those I could manage. (Continuing)
while visiting friends in Oregon, I was driving along a forest service road, when a drooling troglodyte came flying out of a side road, missing me by inches. At first confused, I then realized I was hearing the sound of someone screaming off in the distance. I paused and listened. Then I realized it wasn’t in the distance, it was a girl sitting beside me in the front seat of the truck. I had pulled the emergency brake of the truck and slid to a stop at an angle across the road. I had turned off the engine to deaden the vibration, and I had the door open with my feet braced and my 45 pistol steadied across the top of the door. So I said to the screaming girl, “What?” “You can’t kill him,” she screamed. “Why not?” I ask. Surely the removal of this purulent piece of horse shit would be considered God’s work. “Because this is America,” she answered reasonably. Then I remembered, you can’t do that……… anymore.
I bought 50 acres of the headwaters of Indian Creek just out of Deadwood. Indian Creek was about 15 feet wide as it transited my property. Despite the occasional flood, I set up a 25 foot Yurt on a sandy turn in the river where I spent the next seven years. I was a mile from the nearest road, 2 miles from the nearest hardtop, and 8 miles from the nearest road with centerline.I accumulated a library directed at three questions:what is the nature of reality (astrophysics, quantum physics), what do we think is the nature of reality (alternate reality, parapsychology, religion, and The Forest Books), with what tools may we work (Neurophysiology, Neuropharmacology, and Abnormal Psychology)
For three reasons I may know more about these things than anyone who ever lived. I have the history of what is known, I have access to the data collecting devices of the 21st century, and I have the intellect to merge the two.
AV, K, the suggestions that I have just made to you about the mediation of emotional distress, was originated over 6000 years ago. My fumbling explanation of why you should do these things, why this arcane and ancient knowledge is correct, was generated at Mark Hopkins Hospital by a Magnetic Resonance Imager within the past 10 years.
That’s about all I have to say. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I said, “I am speechless.”
I appreciate…ALL this, thanks cavettij. Very interesting, & sets things in perspective for me. [I have questions, but later. & of course, at your convenience]
“I am speechless.” = All poured-out?
or is it a koan?
Lol, you’re very enigmatic.
Poured out. you have the strange ability common to women that I hate; you can ask me questions that require me to search my soul and within minutes I find myself tellinng you thigs that could get me thrown in jail for 30 years. i’ve never understood it or I might have learned how to resist you. One of the things about ‘this’ stuff, i can relax as i go through this -psych term for free flow- because you are not only smart enough to get it but also move it along with another effing soul-searching question!
Shhh about “things that could get me thrown in jail for 30 years.”
We don’t want a stampede of women onto this blog, Linbabies wants you all to ourselves, lol
We make a joke about my paranoia, multiple names, various addresses,…purportedly due my concern about the electronic listening devices outside of the nation’s capitol. (see how i did that without ever using a 3 letter identifier that might be computer sensitive?) But there are multiple categories of things that i’ve been into that I can’t talk about. and jail is just one of the problems…
“We make a joke about my paranoia, multiple names, various addresses”
- Must be something between you & K…
hahaha don’t bother…..
ahhh just thought of something I can talk about,…when i left CI (counter intelligence), they scheduled a meetiing with the State Dept. guy gave me a list of countries which, should I ever visit them wwithout State permissionn, they would pull my passport. After VN, there were jobs floating around the Far East for construction supervisors…I talked to a guy about $100K for 6 months,…but i turned it down, llater i found out i would have been building Russian submarine pens in Viet Nam. with my “dead” security clearances, State Dept. would have had a hemorrhage
Hmm, I think I misread that sentence. So, its the _IA…
“Go west, Young Man! Go west!”
“I’m touched by how protective you are of your mom & sis.”
My father hurt his back when he was in his mid-50s and was in bed for two or three weeks. We knew he was going to go back to work and we had plenty of money so we worked particularly scared. But he and mom had long quiet conversations late into the night. After they eventually came to a decision, they let us in on it. They were going to buy $250 correspondence course, mom was going to learn to become a bookkeeper, and if she made good grades, the company that Dad work for was going to hire her.$250 with serious money at this time because while dad was making about $100 a week, which was good money, the $250 was still three or four months disposable income. soon the packages began to arrive, mom would clear off the dining room table and the house would become quiet. Week after week, mom sharpened her pencils, shortened her sleeves, and with a determined smile when back-to-school. Therefore it came as a complete shock to us when one night, after all the preliminaries have been satisfied, mom opened her package in the dining room became quiet. Conversation and television in the living room stayed quiet until one of the girls said, “Mom’s crying”.the two of them slipped quietly into the dining room and began to talk to Mom in a quiet voice. While one of the girls had her arm around mom, the other girl was looking through the papers. “Is this the paper?” I heard one of the girls ask. “Yes” mom said. “But you got an A on it!” my sister said. “Yes,” Mom said. “When I got an A+ on all the others,” Mom sobbed.
AV and K, you want to be my sisters? How would you like to be my mother’s daughter?
Ahaha, your mom might be a secret asian…
a lot like Jeremy. don’t give orders, just function at such a high level of excellence you have to bust your butt to keep up.
Thought this might interest you…
Sun Yang [CHN] winning the 400-meter freestyle, epic celebration, LOL
av, are you up,…sober,….sleepy,…..just had sex,……?
It’s taken a week but I’ve explained your questions. (I’ve written a response…not quite the same.) I’ve agreed with you, then disagreed, then realized that you were right all along but not precisely correct. Regardless,…here it is.
you have your own blogsite?! you should have told me sooner! well i just “followed” you…look forward to reading more of your thesis.
av…you know me soo well, it’s like you read my mind. I am soo happy for China’s “first” in the water sports and the fact that they were epic wins. And those first 2 gifs of Sun Yang *whew*. What can I say but that I love a man with a hot body making those fierce “hear me roar” faces…kind of like what Jeremy does after he has a great win.
K, “have my own blogsite’,…? is that what it is? I am really pissed off at my usurpation of your blog and I’m about ready to wander off except I’ve been ‘working’ on av’s dysgenic spiral for a week or more, I really like my idea, India’s blackout happened as I was about to post, head of Citigroup said time to break up big banks, Harvard’s Wolff has a book out on the next economic system after capitalism, Stiglitz (Nobil Prize) is on right now talking about options to ‘revolution’ which is the normal way to equalize inequality,…. this is all MY STUFF,….. so I hit a button to find a new page to post it and get it out of your way.
I have no idea how these things work, and have so little interest in (I couldn’t do what you do to maintain this site ever. It’s a constant amazement to me when I see movies and shit,,…) developing and maintaining,…not going to happen. have no interest in what people think about what i think,… except i have this conversation going with ev,… so do i have a blog site,….. ok i guess so if you say so. (I’m not sure i can get back on it)
Do you have this, K?
NO I don’t!!! But now I do b/c I just saved it to my computer!!! Thanks mlin!!!
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