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“Violence,” you say, “is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
I can only agree. It’s a great saying. Whose is it?
“Isaac Asimov, I think. I’m not sure.”
The science fiction writer?
“Yes.”
I love the guy. He said a lot of great stuff. Have spacesuit. Will travel.

1/31
#violence
“No, that was Heinlein.”
Ah. Right-wing libertarian Heinlein. I loved a lot of his stuff, too. Starship Troopers. Stranger In A Strange Land. Shame he was a right-wing libertarian.

2/31
#violence
“He was probably ok with violence, too.”
Shifting back to the topic of violence….
“Shall we?”
Why not? I agree with you.
“With me or Isaac Asimov?”
Either. Both.

3/31
#violence
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/dai…
Opinion | Set Up Branches of Elite Colleges to Expand Access

nytimes.com/2021/04/15/opi…

#HigherEducation #accessibility #OpEd #BranchCampuses
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87

nytimes.com/2021/04/16/nyr…

#obituary #PublicLibrary #scholarship #leadership #service
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Statement Submitted on Behalf of the American Medical Association by Dr George F Lull, Secretary and General Manager to the House Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals With Special Reference to #Fluoridation of Drinking Water February 27 1952
Another difference between now and then. Concern with using supplements of #fluorine, in addition to #fluoridation, is today no longer a concern, or talked about much. And it is #ThrowBackThursday, #fumblethumbs
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#WednesdayWagner Now that the summer is about to end (Sommerdämmerung), let's resume this weekly digest of my music. Today: DIE WALKÜRE'S STORM. AN EXAMPLE OF ECONOMY OF MEANS IN WAGNER.
#TwitterCultural #SummerReading #Wagner #GreatestComposerEver
#WednesdayWagner The beginning of 'Die Walküre' is an absolute slap on the face that immerses you in a different atmosphere of 'Das Rheingold'. Indeed, the world of Gods and Nibelungs is replaced by the world of humans.
#WednesdayWagner There are many elements that contribute to the tension of this beginning. Let's mention, firstly, the 'obstinato' strategy by repeating the same idea with some transformations, as this contraction at the very beginning #TwitterCultural #SummerReading
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/23/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/23/dai…
New milestones in embodied AI

ai.facebook.com/blog/new-miles…

#AI #FB
a16z Podcast: Reining in Complexity - Data Science & Future of AI/ML Businesses - Andreessen Horowitz

a16z.com/2020/08/21/ai-…

#data #complexity #AI #future
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1-I came across this #Wonderful, Gem of a #Story – many years back!

And since then, it has grown within me – even possessing me at times!

Such is its sheer #Power!

Sharing the same with you (1/16)

@shashankupadhy_ @ijyotish
2-This #Story is a beacon of #Light for anyone pursuing any kind of #Sadhana

Don't know if it is from the Upanishads, but the one crafted it - must have been a #Spiritual #Genius (2/16)

#enlightenment

#प्रबोधन
3-Once there was a #King who couldn't sleep.

It's not uncommon for kings have so many things to worry about.

Most rulers even today will look for a woman, or a drink, or some amusement to divert themselves when they have #Insomnia. (3/16)

#संस्कृतिबोध
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Our previous piece's discussion on rare MoM awards @MCG in losing causes led us to posting about one of the most memorable Test bowling performances ever seen on Australian soil.

@TheRealPCB's legendary @wasimakramlive at MCG in 1990 (~overshadowed by WC win 2yrs later).

[1/20]
Imran elected to field against a batting lineup in excellent form. Since the start of the triumphant 89 Ashes series, 5 of Aus' top 6 played in all 9 Tests, collectively scoring over 4k runs at an avg of 70+.

Wasim started with a barrage of teasing outswingers to Taylor.

[2/20]
Last ball of Wasim's 2nd over pitched just outside off, straightened to take Taylor’s outside edge and Javed dropped a sitter. Several plays and misses and a few body blows (often overstepped when delivering a bouncer) continued till lunch (Australia 0/47 after 27 overs).

[3/20]
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aei.org/articles/the-2…

Extravagant success of Ashkenazi #Jews in wide range of intellectual domains serves as solid refutation to already exhausted #woke narrative of oppression, victimhood, & intersectionality. Why?/1

#IQ #psychology #intelligenceresearch #groupdifferences
"In the first half of the 20th century, despite pervasive and continuing social discrimination against Jews throughout the Western world, despite the retraction of legal rights, and despite the Holocaust, Jews won 14 % of Nobel Prizes in literature, chemistry, physics..."/2
"..., and medicine/physiology. In the second half of the 20th century, when Nobel Prizes began to be awarded to people from all over the world, that figure rose to 29 %. So far, in the 21st century, it has been 32 %. Jews constitute ~0.2 % of the world’s population."/3
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1/ #Genius plan: @realDonaldTrump I have an idea to turn you into the USA hero of this worldwide #COVID medical crisis. All you need to do is undo the executive orders you have signed intended to cripple #ObamaCare.
@realDonaldTrump 2/ Then with one sweeping emergency executive order you force all the remaining states to accept the #MedicaidExpansion. Voila. All people have health coverage and you can call it #TrumpCare.
@realDonaldTrump 3/ Everyone will love you and the feathers of the Insurance Companies and big Pharmaceutical Companies will not be ruffled too much.
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Here we go! Live tweeting the @PBS @frontlinePBS documentary on Amazon, "Amazon Empire" #frontlinePBS — watch at pbs.org/wgbh/frontline…
"Big things start small" — can't deny it, Bezos has long-term vision & a gift for storytelling. #frontlinePBS
Everything we admire about Amazon is also something to fear. @FranklinFoer 💯
#frontlinePBS
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شاعر می‌فرماید:
من پسرِ باادبِ میرزا مشیرم
رفتم توی برف برف اومده تا سرِ 🧐
زانوم

البته این عکس مال هفته پیشه. عکس‌های امروز رو در توییت بعد میذارم تا به همین بهانه خاطره‌ی قشنگی که هفته پیش اتفاق افتاد تعریف کنم. Image
بله، همون‌طور که ملاحظه می‌کنید، وقتی که برف تا سرِ (زانوی) آدم میاد قدم برداشتن یه مقدار سخته. حالا یه جا خواستم پامو دربیارم یه مقدار زیادی بالا رفت و درنتیجه –گلاب به روتون– خشتکم گوش تا گوش جر خورد./ Image
حالا این مساله که تو اون سرما و یخبندون چه بلایی سر دم‌ودستگاهِ بی‌حفاظ آدم میاد بماند. مشکل حادتر این بود که انقدر عمق فاجعه وحشتناک بود که هیچ‌جور نمیشد مخفیش کرد.
خلاصه هرچی خواستم تنگ راه برم قدمای یک‌سانتی وردارم دیدم فایده نداره/ Image
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"Understanding #encryption & the #aabil" for #dumbbastards like me
.#Encryption & #privacy are strongly & deeply connected.
"Privacy", as understood in AU, is an individual's #humanright to #privacy, as enshrined in legislation, created in the @Parliament's, both federal & states, to guarantee individuals their #HumanRight as detailed by the @UN & interpreted by our legislators & the courts
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ADVENT - A Christmas Ghost Story from Dec 1 to Dec 24

Dec 1

WTF?
Where’s the chocolate? Just a picture of a dumb bird!
What kind of advent calendar hasn’t got chocolate in it?
Can’t believe I’m stuck here all Xmas in the middle of nowhere while you get to go to Darren’s party!
Sophie slept
In spite of the house
In spite of herself
In spite of the spitting, chattering rain against the thin black ugly window pane
It was strangely soothing
Strangely calming . . .

Until a sharp
Sudden
Angry
CRACK
Smacked her furiously awake!
Dec 2

Hey how you?
Sooooooo tired! Thought I heard a noise last night but no one else heard it so I guess I must’ve dreamed it. Then I couldn’t get back to sleep. This creepy old house is doing my head in!
Btw another lame pic on this stupid calendar today.
Looks like you LOL
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A more serious thread on @kanyewest and #thesunkenplace. One of the most seductive attractions for black artists in the west is to be considered a #genius. There's never been any doubt Kanye has covered this designation for himself...
But Kanye's model of genius is not rooted in the black tradition. His is rooted in modern white commercial expressions of genius. College Dropout provided a refreshed template for what hip hop could sound like. The genre owes him a huge debt for this...
But Kanye's metric for success has never been the degree to which his base adores him nor his own standard of reinventing his art. Consider his consistent whining and childish outbursts for not winning mainstream awards...
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Et aller, Rony Brauman revient sur @mediapart nous refaire une einieme série de bobards sur l'intervention en Libye. Difficile de lister toutes les incohérence, les mensonges où les tartes à la crème orientalistes de cette vidéo
A peine à la moitié j'ai déjà une page A4. Rony Brauman donc réécrit l'histoire de la guerre en Libye pour que ça colle à "la guerre en Irak" et que Rony Brauman puisse passer pour un héro qui dénonce les mensonges qui ont déclenché la guerre. C'est frais, c'est nouveau...
"on nous promettait un génocide" dit Brauman. Déjà tu ment à la 1ere minute, personne a jamais parlé de Génocide en Libye (en fait c'est pas tout à fait vrai, certains sites parlaient du génocide commis par l'OTAN ou par les rebelles) google.fr/search?q=%22g%…
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1) President Trump's critics almost had a victory with this #WolffBook and the idea that Trump is out of his mind.
2) But The Donald is not one to take any attack passively - especially this one.
3) His response is, like, pure genius. A #VeryStableGenius. #POTUSVSG
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