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  1. I always guessed that someone some where would invent a flux capacitor miraculously And that it would solve all human problems some special day. Peace!
  2. I only used stats to understand the need people had but I never understood enough about what they never could all the things that most never ever had any luxury to even begin to even think of Some days now, I only think, there is only the here, there is only now These are the days, our family treasured These are the days measured where the few one day shine I only used statistics like a mathematical tool. These are the days to understand what is finite These are the days on March 14 the day of 3.14159265359 So I am driving my girl to her classes, she's gonna be seventeen soon She's already in college, and the dog, her dog, is in the car and the sun is kind and faraway I think back, how does she know what I was not smart enough to ever tell her. I have nothing, I am no svengali She just means something to me and she happens to be very bright.
  3. What is a Corporation, by its very definition legally? Why does a business, any business go public? The reason is protect the people who run the business, so they are not liable in a personal way, if something goes wrong. But even then, they are not completely protected if something the Corporate leadership does that is so wrong, so very insidious as to inflict a serious injurious crime upon consumers, or any innocent citizen, as they should be one would hope if our legal system holds the way it should. You learned maybe in school about finance and the cost of capital, whether it is borrowed directly from a bank or whether it is sold as stock, part of ownership in a public trading corporation. The risk factors of entering into any enterprise. The risk of investing in any stock. Then, think about corporate taxation. If few corporations actually end up paying taxes that the Congress of the United States legislates they should pay. The problem today is that Corporations find ways not to pay in many cases, not a dime of what the government rightfully imposes them to pay by legislative acts. Would Corps go off shore, reinstate their corporate head quarters in some other country, that imposes a much more habitable corporate tax, yes, they do. Quite a lot. But if they are a public trading company, why not instead of taxing them straightforwardly, instead make it law that part of their shares become government owned. The non-voting shares. The government has no say in how they run their business, but the government receives dividends as a shareholder. Thereby if the corporation grows and needs to pay shareholders any dividend, it automatically pays the government. There is then no two ways about it. It's public. And also it makes the corporation more honest. The corporate finance officer no longer needs to dodge that stuff, no more bull. We say, we whisper it, brand new start. we say we say. Why did I start a business in the first place, and should it ever succeed.
  4. The virus was halfway underfoot because nobody could understand the right RNA or just how to recognize how proteins move through a gel to become identified The virus would infect only a very few who would someday become extraordinarily rich And the chances were very small that the average baby would ever have to be worry about becoming infected by that unusual sort of biological pathway that would leave their body enraptured that escaped the agent that might protect any normal soul that might be lucky enough to actually do some good some sunny day for all the people they loved Peace!
  5. TheOldBarn

    So there is division in the US

    the biz, is way way too what do they say now, we got too many, what is the agricultural saying, Silo's. we need Silo's to store grain did you know fermented grain is big business We need big business that employs lots of people We need Silo's the bigger the better Or, in today's corporate speak maybe not When sometimes important decision depend on people from different departments within the Corporation working together Silo's might not be such a good thing Peace!
  6. We could illustrate division, the haves from the have not's. Haves don't need a contraction because they are written into the language that way. But other than that there truly is no real separation. Gentle reader of what I am now concocting, for your eyes only to impart , this division is first, mostly drama, and second, a hallucination, like one part small part of the people has dropped acid and miraculously... her boobs were real, I watched them from the corner of my eye as I tried to look away Someone said that to me, and I'm a guy, who has a big chest, and no, I don't wear a bra and it only made me feel more agitated to express such thoughts if only they would had thought even without saying, his boobs were real, at least then, they would have been more factual. Such wisdom, and bad manner, the banned wordship of calling the worker lazy, so that you can pay them less, even though all you are doing is trying to keep all the departments in line and doing the corporate job and just lie because a full fledged Director before you could not. And you are only now an executive manager, they pinned that job onto you. You did more than the guy before you and the executive who sits above you is a man now, and he know nothing about how to run a business. And i am just saying this because I know this does happen way too much.
  7. TheOldBarn

    The U.S. President

    The person with that top job. I mean, I just have always in my own mind tried to overly simplify that top job. Just what does that given post mean to most Americans, and yes, we say Americans, when we mean the United States, which is just only one country, it's laws really only written under one constitution that were written expressly for that one country, you know, America, the national anthem that lets all the people know they are citizens of the US. So anyway, the post, of the president, means they are in charge of the executive branch of power, and this means they are in charge of the justice system, in a sense, at least, they might be the one who would nominate a person to be in charge of the justice system, or the otherwise named Attorney General who would have to be approved by the Senate to run the Justice Department in the US. That person finds under their jurisdiction all Federally mandated law and oversees the FBI. The Executive branch also controls what we call the Secretary of State. It is the top executive who names the person who runs the state department that deals with a gigantic bunch of stuff regarding how the US deals with other nations, they call it state craft, diplomacy for short, whereby the state department works with other nations, hopefully in the best interest of the US, but also hopefully in a true and earnest way, with hopefully having wisdom or insight about making a better world as a whole, in a peaceful way, looking to not insight war, nor to harm any people, that's not what the US is about, we are not about using our power to simply exploit people from other nations, that's not what we are about - it's our credo, I thought. But then there's commerce, come on there has got to be commerce, and there has to be agriculture, I mean people got to eat, and we need to sell grain, we need to defend, we need to educate, and have Energy, and what about the secretary of the interior, you know, we got to protect federal lands off into the future, and then, there is urban development, veterans affairs, who decides when we go to war, a bunch of people, and an executive from the executive branch, a top job, the big honcho would have that much power to oversee I guess. This brings me to the secretary of defense, the top job to defend the US, or to defend our allies, a critical job that obviously requires a lot of congressional oversight, just like any part of the executive branch might. So who you gonna vote for, and why? It means so much, possibly too much in our political system. It's like a corporate board, like our representative congress seems to for too long be, whereby they just go along all the time to get along. Where is the representation of the people, the little men and women in government, George Washington might have asked. These young people, most of them so poor, you know it is so hard to stay warm, but they fight because they believe it is imperative to make it clear that this land is theirs. Who are we and what is the purpose of living a good life if we can be so lucky to do so? Yep Yep Yep I have the hiccups. Midnight Cowboy Peace!
  8. TheOldBarn

    Yes, I drive a hydroelectric car

    oh, you mean, John Edgar, that's funny, yeah man, That works too. I would say gay, not that I am a homosexual, not that there is anything with being one, but because the way it is often used. They come San Fran, they must all be gay. Well maybe they are. What is wrong with that? I'm happy just the way I am. How about you? Peace!
  9. picture the Hoover Damn and then there's me driving on highway 1 I'm stopping for coffee and an omelet I drive carefully all weekend long And tomorrow I will fly off to Kansas in a hydroelectric plane that serves vegetarian sausages wrapped in biscuit and a white tasty sauce made out of kale you can dip the veggie corn dog into While the plane poops out H2O Hello... well now isn't that nice, sounds really gay, but the fact is that it is perfectly technologically insane buster, It's the kind of thinking that gets innocent people nowadays into a whole lot of trouble And just for being creative And acting strange never mind, ho hum, And gee wiz, oh well, back to that giant old gay drawing board I guess. Peace! Peace!
  10. TheOldBarn

    Yes, I drive a hydroelectric car

    it was free form based on a German friend of mine who was visiting. She was telling me that lithium batteries were no good for the environment in the long run we needed to go to Hydrogen power. She's a colleague from work and she's funny. She was telling me how she felt so bad because Germany is not doing all that they should to fight climate change. She was jogging where she lives, by a canal, and some old lady pushed a bag of fast food left over trash off a public bench and into the canal in order to sit down. She scolded her. We know it is easy to scold people, because they are not being, as she said, environmentally considerate. we're just wanting, many of us, for ways to do our part to fight against climate change and pollution, and inequality - everywhere. Peace!
  11. I disagree. I don't think any of what you have shown shows the capability of how the brain can change, even in adulthood. Peace!
  12. This is a good example of the importance of Congressional Oversight. This is the questioning of the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The problem under Trump is the hollowing out of this incredibly important Consumers Bureau. This is questioning by Katie Porter is critical pure and simple.
  13. this made me think of an interesting tidbit or factoid a friend shared with me the other day - I think he got it from a Snapple bottle cap. Squirrels hide away the nuts they gather, but unfortunately they are only able to retrieve about 10 percent of those nuts that they hide away. Something like this for would indicate a huge problem for humans in the collective.
  14. it's very interesting. Just because someone doesn't have the education or is not exposed on a daily basis to what liberal arts education brings, like others who do have it, does not mean that they do not have the same abilities. I often think that many folks have been short-changed, ripped off, fooled, whatever you want to call it. They have been sold a lie. Not that everybody should be an astrophysicist, but the fact is that for most standardized tests, it is important to know what kids or people have been exposed to in their daily lives. Human beings are incredibly intelligent. Human beings have powerful emotions. There's some kind of Venn diagram that would possibly indicate how world views affect a persons ability to discern ones capability to employ critical thinking concepts in any endeavor.
  15. wow! this makes me wonder, if this approach has a high degree of feasibility why is it not being done here? Surely the amount of investment required would need to come from the Chinese government. Am I answering my own question by saying that? Peace!
  16. TheOldBarn

    What would Jesus Do?

    great message! Thanks for posting this! Peace!
  17. TheOldBarn

    The defamation of socialism

    I think that's exactly correct about both socialism and capitalism. We also have corporate welfare programs which these days don't seem to be suffering much. Peace!
  18. Here lies a question that old philosopher newt begged and begged to ask, what musical mantra could the minority take to rise up and to be pulled into the mainstream just enough to assume power, just what would that take? Newt postulated by thought experiment, by whatever means necessary, whatever it took, fake news, whatever, it could be took, it could be done, the minority could become significant no matter how wrong they were. And yet, there are others, who sat watching all this, knowing tea brick by tea brick. what it is like to just be true to oneself.
  19. that is interesting to note. If you had a blue dog that would not vote to push an important piece of progressive legislation into law, what good would that do you? And yet, policy leadership, someone who has it right, regardless of their party, seems like a worthy vote, And yet, that is the problem with the two-party system, And yet, without using my own bias, I can only wished to be endowed with reason, If I am biased I would appreciate someone who can illustrate the best path forward, in a pragmatic way. And yet, But that's never going to happen, nothing is ever going to happen, not now, not with the huge divide however irrational they are on the right. I voted for Hillary. And yet, I also voted for Ralph Nader. How could that be? Peace!
  20. TheOldBarn

    Us vs Them: Morals

    the ends don't necessarily justify the means. we need to be pragmatic. we need to think things through. The good news is, We are smart enough to do so, I really believe we are! Peace!
  21. I'm just saying, isn't that what they all said before... all those weak Democrats who were too weak to stand up to injustice before, back in the 1990's when Bill Clinton was president, while the country moved more and more to the right, out of full fist'd fear of any good change that might represent the people, all the people today and off into the future. When we should have decades ago faced down climate change and enacted policy that would have instructed the young people all over this land, to someday take it upon themselves to create for themselves a better way of life. Yeah, I guess we are just searching for a philosophers stone. We only want the truth, something you can measure, something filled with enough fact for ordinary minds to discern. We want congressional oversight by people whom we voted to represent us. Nothing more or less, for the next generation to digest.
  22. it isn't an affirmation. I wish sometimes that it could be. what we all know all people everywhere need in any country but we should know no system could ever be perfect I'm not an Anti Semite because I think BB is a Jerk!!! Peace!
  23. PBS has become shifted to the right... https://www.liberalforum.org/forum/40-quotliberals-onlyquot-room/?do=add
  24. TheOldBarn

    pine cones

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2019/jan/25/i-want-you-to-panic-16-year-old-greta-thunberg-issues-climate-warning-at-davos-video If I were a tree of Pine, I would be unique, both male and female both solid and yes, stern And I would heed my pine cone to protect my seed from insect, You know, insect can devour the entirety of me I am the pine cone accountant, I monitor their size, the amount that fall during winter, spring, summer, or in Autumn, I monitor the amount of pine cone that fall to the ground. They are my pine cone, and this much is easy since they are not bought and sold they are worthless to business singularly, they only promote a safety mechanism that protects the pine tree in the forest or nearby any overly inhabited town I guess I could be some young Sixteen old girl in Sweden who skips school each day to protest what is not happening regarding the fact of human made climate change. She is sixteen, and when she is my age, the age that some pine cones finally drop, down to Earth, because yes, tress can hold onto pine cones for longer than fifty years, She will live in a world that for the most part is no longer worth inhabiting Because she is my pine cone And yours as well, it does not matter your gender, your status, your religion, or race I don/'/t know what do you want to do but that pine tree will do all that it can And I/'/m just saying this because the pine cones are all mine. Maybe... Peace!
  25. this German friend of mine visiting last week lamented that these two old folks were wanting to sit down on a bench, however, there was this big empty bag of fast food trash, filled with empty white cup, and plastic lid, that sat upon the bench, and so the old lady pushed it off the bench and into the canal.