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> There is a slide in human affairs …, that, taken at the slope, slips on into slop …
Jon Awbrey
post Sun 14th November 2010, 8:38pm
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Just a thing I've been noticing lately …

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post Sun 14th November 2010, 9:26pm
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QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Sun 14th November 2010, 1:38pm) *

Just a thing I've been noticing lately …

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I think it's at Raging Waters or your favorite such water park. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in lack of the miseries of the giardia they didn't catch from kiddie diarrhea in the pool.
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post Mon 15th November 2010, 1:22am
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There is a certain type of shite

In autumnal afternoons

That compresses, like a date

Or perhaps a prune.
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post Mon 15th November 2010, 3:52am
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Well, I'm glad some people get it, 'cause I was beginning to think I was the only one who saw it.

I'd been thinking recently that there must be some kind of inherent dynamic instability in human social systems, with tipping points in every direction and all roads leading straight to perdition.

I vaguely remember studying models analogous to that in Stephen Grossberg's work on competitive systems — I think he rube-i-sized the scheme as “Winner Take All” — but what we are seeing here is more like “Winner Inherits The Wind”.

Still, that's not quite it.

The catch is that we should not confuse a collection of porticles in a communication medium with a human social system. That is like confusing a dung heap with a population of dung beetles.

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post Mon 15th November 2010, 1:33pm
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I'm saving up a reserve fund that will jet my family and me to a mountainside in the Caribbean, to ride out our days above the rising sea level and out of contact of U.S. monetary policy and the Internet itself, while we're at it.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 15th November 2010, 8:33am) *

I'm saving up a reserve fund that will jet my family and me to a mountainside in the Caribbean, to ride out our days above the rising sea level and out of contact of U.S. monetary policy and the Internet itself, while we're at it.


FYSMI, we watched that movie election night, intermittent with the blow-by-blow returns.

Curiously synchronicitous, it was.

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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 15th November 2010, 6:33am) *

I'm saving up a reserve fund that will jet my family and me to a mountainside in the Caribbean, to ride out our days above the rising sea level and out of contact of U.S. monetary policy and the Internet itself, while we're at it.

The lets out Belize, which is locked to the US dollar 2:1. And of course Puerto Rico. And Cuba is the farthest from any US inflence, but at the same time sucks because of it.

The Caribbean in general is a good choice, though. The Dutch Antillies are nice and still politically evolving. Costa Rica, the Bahamas and Caymans are exquisite. Probably my favorite place to dive in terms of beauty/dollar is Cozumel, but of course that's Mexico and comes with whatever problems the mainland is headed for. Which are a lot.
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