Friday, November 28, 2014

The Michael Brown Fiasco

Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:09:05 AM

The Michael Brown Fiasco


In full disclosure; i have Not been particularly following this news story, & i didn’t even watch The Full Interview with Darren Wilson But i did listen to a snippet of it, & based on The bits that i heard, & based on how i interpreted these comments, i would have been more prone ( Not Less So ) to riot in The Streets & get into mischief.


BTW : The -Intentionality- &/or -Functionality- of turning over cars, burning down businesses & throwing Molotov Cocktails at whom or whatever Makes ( Sense ) when you consider The Consequences of these Actions; The Net Effect ( Hopefully ) will be that The ‘Community’ that Elects their Mayor & Police Chief, will put more responsible hamsters in control of their city at some future time.


Granted ; That’s Not The Repercussions that are usually experienced.




What i thought was The most interesting, was that Darren Wilson, as i recall ( ? ) reported having tried to shoot Michael Brown Twice, but his Gun Misfired both Times !


( Prior to successfully shooting him (x numbers of times. / And Also; What i find very ( Annoying/Disturbing ) in these cases, is that The Police Officer will invariably ( Invariably ) fire off dozens & Dozens of shots, Of which, only a tiny Fraction of which will hit their Desired Target. This Suggests to me, ( ? ) that The Police Officers are in a Blind Panic, In a State of Hysteria during The Shooting. Granted; When someone is Attacking You, or Shooting at =You=, It may be entirely reasonable that you would Act ‘Irresponsibly’, But Police Officers should be held to a much, Much Higher Standard, Not, As they usually are, To a much Lower Standard. Clearly; The Things that Police Officers do & are Not held accountable for, would land any Ordinary Muggle in Prison for A Term of The Long Tooth. ) ( ! )




As a side issue; Actually, there are several side issues, & i shouldn’t allow myself to fall into another tangental digression, But i’m sure that in The Few Days right after The Shooting, Darren was reported to have been aware of The Strong Arm Robbery by Someone that may have Resembled Michael Brown, of The Convenience Store of some minor merchandize, But Now, The Spin on all of this is that Darren originally Stopped Michael because it was merely acting oddly. ( ? )


The Other Side Issue is that it seemed very odd to me that The Local Police & Media were very slow to report The circumstances of The confrontation ( accurately ), but instead allowed local Rumors to be widely distributed as News Worthy Revelations ( ? )


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i was originally thinking; What if you were in somekind of scuffle with a Police Officer ( or Anyone permitted by The Judicial System to summarily murder people ) & The PO had made it reasonably clear ( by Attempting to shoot you twice ) that they intended to murder you


“Do you have a legal foundation to defend yourself?”


It seems that you do Not.

This sort of thing has cropped up from time to time under a variety of circumstances, & it is always very clear that if a police officer is intent on murdering you, it is your responsibility as a good citizen to allow them to do so.


This situation is slightly complicated if you’re in The process of robbing a bank ( or Whatever ) & upon exiting The Bank, you are confronted with numerous police officers, with their guns drawn, ( which suggests to me that they have every intent on shooting you / Is it ‘Reasonable’ to assume that when someone is pointing a gun at you that they intend to shoot you with it, or is it ‘more’ ‘reasonable’ to believe that they are merely ’Threatening’ you, without any serious intent to do you serious harm ( ? ) )


Under this situation; Do you have a right to defend yourself ?


i would ‘guess’ that most people would say ’No!’ you do Not !

But that seems very odd to me.


What if instead of Bank Robbery, you were breaking ‘The Law’ by J-Walking, & a police officer drew his gun on you.

Is is reasonable to believe that this police officer is crazy, & would you then be permitted to shoot The police officer in self defense. ( ??? )

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An Experiment with Issuu

I recently tried to upload to documents to Issuu using TextEdit,
And the results were imperfect, but not a disaster.

The Two Documents are The Dorodango Project
Which is intended to provide a solution for homelessness

and A Expansive list of Potential Mouse Names !

I just noticed that this method of creating pdf's for Issuu is imperfect in several respects and won't be used again !!!

eh !

Friday, November 07, 2014

What are Not Paradoxes

Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:52:04 PM

What are Not Paradoxes


i don’t believe in what are commonly called Paradoxes; Which are usually in The Form of A Self-Referential Statement, such as ‘This Sentence is False’ or The Slightly more Amusing Statement ‘Thas Sentince Contians Fife Errors.’ In this latter case; The Errors may be interpreted in a Variety of Ways, but The Intended Joke is that The Fifth Error is that there are only Four Structural Errors.

The Other kind of Paradox is The More Elaborate Paradoxical Story or Impossibility of Reality that is Revealed; Such as Zeno’s Assertions that Motion is Impossible, or The Delightful ‘The UnExpected Quiz’ in which a Teacher reminds her class that Next Week at 9am on one of The WeekDays, She will administer an Unexpected Quiz. That is; The Quiz will be Unexpected.

One of The Clever Students has something of an Epiphany & decides that if The Quiz isn’t given on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; it can’t be given on Friday, Because everyone that remembers that there will be an unexpected quiz that week, will be expecting it. This Pundit then realizes that if The Quiz can’t be given on Friday, The Same Irrefutable Logic exposes The Greater Truth, That The Test can’t be given on Thursday either. And then; Wednesday is also forbidden, as well as Tuesday or Monday. The Unexpected Quiz can’t be given on Any Day of The Following Week ( ! )

The Most Paradoxical Truth however is that if The Quiz were given on Friday, it will be Doubly ( ? ) Unexpected, Especially to those that are Most Certain that it Absolutely Can’t be given on Friday ( !!! )


What my position is; Is that all such Brain Twisters occur only because The Sentence or Story is ‘Somehow’ Forbidden within The Confines of What we Allow as ‘Permissible’ Sentences or Logical Narratives.

There are plenty of Sentences that just Silly or UnIntelligible in some obvious way; So that Paradoxes are ‘Illegal’ in this sense, but it may be very difficult to determine exactly how The Sentence or Story should be InComprehensible.


But There is Another kind of Wry Description of (x that is Mysterious in some UnPrescribed Way that makes it seem Paradoxical, Both True & False Simultaneously.


One example of this is Facebook.


Facebook is both very Popular, & Amazingly Dysfunctional at The Same Time.


The Dysfunctionality is that Whenever you post something on Facebook, it reminds ‘Viable’ for only a very short time, before it’s ‘Pushed Down’ by more Crap being added to your Wall.

So whenever i see that something is ‘Liked’ 30 or 40 times, i wonder; Where are all these Viewers that are standing by The Window of Opportunity to ‘Like’ it before it Disappears into The Void.


i suspect that The Solution to this is something that i perceive as Very Sad. And that is; There is a Huge Repository of ‘Viewers’ that sit in front of their Computers all day long, Watching Their Facebook Walls, waiting for something new to be added to it.

i have witnessed this in Newsgroups, in which i can visit this group on any given day, or time of The Day, & post a question, & invariably a ‘Regular’ to this Group will respond within Minutes.


What actually ‘Provokes’ me to contribute this missive to my UnRead Blog ( UnReadable ? ) is that no one ( Rarely ) adds a Comment, which is also applicable to my Flickr Album, or To Things that i Post of Facebook, While other Items, by other Contributors, get Incessantly ‘Liked’ or ‘Faved’ or Commented on for their most Benign & Wearisome Items.


After a Tiny Amount of Investigation into this; i have discovered that these Posters have a Vast & Gratuitous Number of Friends or Contacts, of which; If even a Tiny Subset of these Dust Motes See an Item appear on Facebook, & only a Tiny Subset of Those ‘Like’ it, that still comes to Dozens or Dozens & Dozens of Confirmation of The Item.


Is this Cheating ? ( a )


But aside from that; i am even more bitter that many of my truly amazing contributions are being disregarded &/or snubbed, for what may be; all The wrong reasons.


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Something that i noticed when i was around 12 years old, was that being famous is a full time job. If you allow yourself to be out of The Limelight for a single afternoon, Fame Hungry Wolverines & Badgers will Push you aside & Leap in to take your  Place.

It is indeed Fascinating how a Celebrity is so quickly forgotten after their ‘Hit’ TV Show is Dropped from Circulation, & how Quickly thereafter, We find this Former ‘Star’ Celebrity taking The Most Horrifically Demeaning Rolls as Bit Players in what are Currently ‘The Popular’ Shows.


If Evolution may be thought of as An Eat or Be Eaten Reality, Then This Universal Edict applies across The Board to Nearly Everything.

Intolerable Sounds

Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:33:45 PM

Intolerable Sounds


i have an aunt that can’t stand The Sound of A Balloon Being Twisted.

i used to, & still do, i suppose ( ? ) can’t stand The Sound of A Metal Spoon or other utensil scraping against a Metal Pan.


But more recently; in past few years ( ? ), i have become absolutely intolerant of Knocking on a Door, Specifically; Three Knocks.

Curiously; This Rabid Aversion, which produces an immediate attack of Deep Anxiety, only seems to occur when i hear this sound on The TV or Radio. It doesn’t occur at all when someone knocks on my own door, which i perceive as gentle tapping, which i often don’t even ‘hear’ ( ! ? ) i instead become ‘aware’ that someone has knocked on my door, & i get up to answer it, all The while wondering if someone has knocked on my door ( ? ) 


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i also find ( to a much lesser extent ) The Sound of The Old Fashion ( circa 1950s ) Telephone Ringing very annoying; Which is making something of a Retro Comeback on Cellphones ( ! )


Do you know anyone that you can’t stand to hear them talking ?

There is a certain ‘Self-Assured’ ‘Tone’ of Voice, when spoken by ( Women ) ( ! ), that i can’t stand.


i very much enjoy that weird cadence that many OCD or Autistic Children or Adults speak in. That Up & Down ( Question Asking ) Inflection that Ignores Sentence Construction. i love that, & have tried to imitate it, but i can’t seem to get it right ( ! )


There are also some people that speak in a Frequency that i suspect resonates with a listeners skeleton that makes listening to Them intolerable.


Then; Opposite of that; There are people that have such a melodious voice that listening to them is so enjoyable that it is difficult to follow what they are saying ( ! ) .


There is now something on The Internet that has to do with Whispering that some people insist causes somekind of Mental Orgasm. i don’t experience this myself, but i am sympathetic that this may be real. This phenomena is also associated with other sounds as well.


It is a well known dictum of Teachers of Young Children, & Adults as well, that if you really want someone to listen to you, you shouldn’t yell, you should whisper. In The Middle of an Hysterical Argument, this is hard to remember, which is why, you should teach this trick to your children when they are very young.


Of course; Though; As a recipient of this technique, It Does have The Potential of Being Extremely Annoying, Such as when you are complaining about shoddy service from a big International corporation, & The Service Provider is ‘Too’ Calm. If you weren’t on The Phone, i’m sure you are often severely tempted to punch them right in The face, irregardless of how much of a pacifist you are in The Classroom.

It would be much better if they just admitted that they have no idea what you’re talking about, & confide with you that The Company Sucks Raw Gizzard Eggs for Breakfast, & how much they hate their job, but this is The only thing that they could find with their extensive criminal record.