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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ego Deforms

Intelligence has no ego so never let ego be involved in your dealings with those with views deformed from their own.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blindsight

Our enemies live with us. But our government suspects we are them. While government and citizens dally with strawmen, our real enemies look like them.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Social Stew

Though the stew appears to be egalitarian, it can be a meritocracy of scum if its not periodically stirred from its indolence.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mindfulness

I cannot behave in a world I don't know or understand. If I only know and understand myself, I most likely achieve nothing more than contempt, hatred, bigotry, and destruction of others. I watch, listen, read and learn, instead - without having to agree.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Betting Vote

Money is the first vote in politics.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pretty Colors

If only people were like flowers, colors would take the place of strife.

Ideologues Don't Reason

Ideologues perform thinking and action based on an ideological template they rarely, if ever, deviate from. Not only their thinking is performed via ideology, but it's often their reason d'ĂȘtre. All too frequently an ideology has an object for hatred - on a small scale or large, it must hurt, punish or more, subtly or conspicuously. Most ideologies have no shame or guilt. The ideology justifies the ideologue. Notwithstanding all these characteristics, the most bizarre is ideologues believing themselves intellectually superior to others.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nature

Nature abhors perfection or Nature would end.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Interior Design

A room without art is like roots to stem without a flower.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Simplicity

The fewer assumptions, the simpler life.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Socialism

Socialism: Where your neighbor is rankled you own something he or she does not own and reports you to a government official who is rankled you enjoy owning something he or she owns and enjoys, too.

Monday, June 6, 2011

IQ and Belief in God

Intelligent people 'less likely to believe in God' posted on StumbleUpon, Jun 13, 2008

This is an interesting article, which if drawn further would presume that those who don't believe in God have high IQs.

Yet for all this, those with high IQs are still susceptible to logical fallacies and irregular ratiocinations. The daily news is rife with examples.

IQ measures, without troubling ourselves with the Flynn effect, cognitive ability, intellectual ability, not raw native 'intelligence' which frequently manifests in circumstances and episodes of daily life. IQ tests only what it can measure: spatial, language, mathematical and memory abilities. Yes, the operational word is abilities. And there are many more abilities than are tested as are found in the arts or persausion as in salesmanship, oratory and leadership, all in their best performance frequently called genius.

Coming back to abilities, this would be like having a test for sports ability, measuring reflex, jumping, running, throwing and kicking, and weight resistance abilities. You'd probably say, 'But wait a minute, there are other abilities that can be measured, too.' Yes, for cognitive measures as well.

Nevertheless, in the end, cognitive ability testing distills into one number, called IQ. It would hardly be accepted if physical ability measures were measured and displayed as one number. People might say it's upsurd. I'd agree, even in the case of a number called IQ.

Without extending this, I'll get to the point. People with a high number in anything, whether money, friends, medals, trophies, or abilities are by themselves irrelevant to a belief in God. There is something else that's going on.

It is most likely that those with high IQs are socially comfortable under professional disciplines that obviate institutional religious discipline and, as a result, have no need for a 'master' called God, and find their cognitive status and access to modern auxilaries of technology gives them a sense of independent dominion over life - and a feeling they are the measure of all things.

And this now begins to touch on the subject of their belief.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Growing

Life doesn't grow to its roots, it grows to its stems. I'm happy to grow to my limits and let life's manure help through my roots.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

INTJ

I am an INTJ, profoundly spiritual and respectful of all religions that serve and make wise, passionate and compassionate, with boundless curiosity, infinite zeal for freedom, undying allegiance to common sense and reason, contempt for intellectual bigotry, and a love for right like honey on my lips, and an undying hate for evil.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Genius II

I'm a genius for I admit my mistakes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lipstick

Women wear lipstick to protect themselves from warts while kissing frogs to find a prince.

Genius I

Creativity is genius, Everything else is iteration.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ignorance

Ignorance is the eventual horror of bliss.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Left by Numbers

The political Left paints by numbers with the panache of a drunk on a vast national canvas with the sweat, blood, and earnings of all others. They never simply paint a canvas with their own lives, neither from a latent genius though artitistic freedom nor ever within the empty, numbered areas drawn by some committee for the rest of us.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

'I Want Your Money'

Paychecks represent our lives, for most of us, 8 or more hours of it a day. The percentage of our paychecks paid in Taxes represents a portion of our lives that we trade for the cost of law and order. We trade a percentage of our lives for this, and gladly.

When the government wants to Tax us more, it is wanting us to trade a bigger percent of our lives, a greater percentage of our existence that we trade in hard work, for the government's ideas, plans, programs, pet projects, paying off political IOUs, etc.

Lately, government doesn't propose, it requires, it compels, it threatens us or through subterfuge ruses us into agreeing to trade a greater and greater percentage of our paycheck, those precious hours of our lives, and in turn will not account for every penny it spends - every penny it spends from every minute of our existence we worked to earn them.

Think about it.

And they want more.