Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Schrodinger's Cat vs Life

New research bolsters the validity of Schrodinger's Cat,
a thought experiment suggesting a cat can be both alive
and dead at the same time.

Comes to the nature of relating the fact you might be that cat!
So you do not become that cat! Needing to note I never had a sheltered life.
How are you to grow in you are in a box? There would be no innovation
or growth. You would be noted a adjunct person, Mr X just some guy that died
in a corn field with no one knowing who he was. Not the nature anyone wants,
but it's noted right from the dark ages!

"If we continue as we have, then we’re doomed. And the judgment of some higher
power on that will be ‘they didn’t even struggle. They went to the boxcars with their
suitcases and they didn’t even struggle. This is too nightmarish to contemplate.
We’re talking about the fate of a whole planet. Why are people so polite?
Why are they so patient? Why are they so patient? Why are they so forgiving
of gangsterism and betrayal? It’s very difficult to understand"

What did god make you for work in a corn field then to die? I don't think so!
So to point why have a sheltered life you miss out everything!

I related what Terence McKenna said to when I worked at Walmart.
Really funny when I look at it now! And true!
"They went to the boxcars with their suitcases and they didn’t even struggle."
And that is the part worth noting suggesting a cat can be both alive
and dead at the same time relating to your life.
Don't be the cat and don't go to your boxcar!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Homeless in College and expensive with Professors paid so little

This is a good question more noted that I have seen in Oklahoma.
About affording the cost of college. I knew a guy in the 90's that found a way
to go to college, without quitting to go back to work to buy food etc.

He worked saved money for a few years and saved up enough money for books etc.
Then he moved into a homeless center, quit his job, got out of the apartment,
no bills etc and went to the college all day long taking classes, learning, then he
would go back to the homeless center to sleep. And do it again the next day.
He had all the free time with no worries about paying bills he had none,
just focused on learning!

It blew our minds in college in the 90's it was the Holy Grail he figured it out!
How to go to college without quitting! WOW! I'm talking about Oklahoma here!

The question is you need to ask was why have to do that? And we are talking the 90's,
when looking to the now it's a crazy of a mess! Give there is just noway to save enough
money from your job to go to a college but still with grants I am surprised there are not
many out there becoming homeless to kill their bills to go to college!

There are people still doing it but not by the masses!

~~~~~Homeless college student ditches housing to afford tuition
Jake Stevens isn’t a typical college student. When the 19-year-old mechanical 
engineering major isn’t in class or working a full-time job at an automotive company, 
he spends most of his time worrying about where he’ll sleep next.

“It’s kind of stressful,” says Stevens, who grew up in Tampa Bay, Fla. 
“If I’m working really late at school, I’ll just take a nap in one of the computer labs 
or something. If I can get out early enough, I’ll go to a friend’s house.” 

Even after he maxes out his federal student loan allotment, Pell grant, scholarships
and the college fund his mother painstakingly built from the time he was in diapers, 
Stevens is still thousands of dollars short of meeting tuition requirements at his 
private Flint, Mich., engineering school. 

His school of choice, Kettering University, is known for its unique curriculum, 
in which students alternate between two three-month terms in class and two three
month terms working full-time jobs in the field of their choice.
Stevens earns $16 an hour (double the national minimum wage) and gets free housing
from his employer while working. After each three-month stint on the job, he should be
more than capable of affording an apartment back on campus.
Instead, he has to save 90% of his pay to cover the next term’s tuition. 

“I didn’t want to give up my dreams just because I couldn’t afford tuition,” 
he says. So he decided to cut the only expense he could housing.

But these days you also need to ask:

~~~~~Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?
As the fall semester begins on the small-town campus of St Michael's College in
Vermont, Sharyn Layfield is entering the autumn of her educational career with the
freshman writing seminar, The Examined Life. Lately, though, she's been examining
her own career with both mild pride and disappointment.
With a degree in creative writing, she's been working short-term teaching jobs since her
30s, often skirting poverty, never achieving the job security traditionally associated with
academia. Now in her 60s, approaching retirement age modestly in a
compact mobile home, she's helping build one of Vermont's few adjunct unions to help
colleagues gain the respect on the job she has long been denied.

As an organizer with a newly formed SEIU local, she acknowledges she's
"too old to benefit from the improvements for many more years," but she's organizing
because "others have lived as I have - hand-to-mouth and I want that to change for them
Our goal is to be respected, included, and paid for the work we do; it's that simple."

With student debt and tuitions both ballooning across the country, a college degree
is in many ways more expensive - or overvalued - today than ever.
So why is the cost of academic labor - the kind Layfield struggles to provide every day
treated as dirt cheap?

According to a study by the Campaign for the Future of Education (CFHE),
overreliance on precariously employed faculty is devaluing higher education for teachers
and students alike.

Faculty activists acknowledge the consumer concerns about higher education's value
today, including poor completion rates, but link these to a cycle of underinvestment
on the teaching side: The "churning of the faculty workforce. low salaries and
over-reliance on part-time appointments" erode the quality and attentiveness
of instruction, with long-term impacts on public institutions that have historically
served the most challenged populations - the poor, people of color and first-generation
college students. And as disinvestment and declining academic outcomes deepen,
the overall institutional integrity of higher education systems erodes.

One example is the California State University system: Between 2004 and 2013,
the number of faculty teaching full-time or the equivalent ticked up 8 percent, but the
population of full-time-equivalent students simultaneously jumped by 20 percent.
SEIU's adjunct-organizing project estimates that as of 2013, "22 percent of part-time
faculty live below the poverty line," significantly higher than the overall
poverty rate nationwide.

But the hyperinflated price tag of college has funneled toward another aspect of the
higher education system: driving funds into administrative offices a pattern
"reflected in increases in the numbers of administrative positions, increases in those
salaries, and increases in the percentage of college budgets going to these functions."

Twenty-five years ago, a student at a public college or non-research university campus
would see twice as many faculty as administrators on average; now the ratio is
roughly equal. Just 20 percent of the teaching workforce in 2013 were permanent or
tenure track. About half worked part-time or as adjuncts, often stitching together
temporary gigs at different institutions.

An adjunct juggling four courses at three campuses, earning about $2700 each course
per semester, might have to sacrifice softer forms of pedagogical labor,
like after-class conferences working through a math problem or counseling
struggling students. While those little time investments may seem like budgetary
fat to a cost-trimming administrator, they could make all the difference to the
overstressed adult learner, who needs a few extra tutorials to convince her not to
drop out this semester.

Layfield's colleague Katie Powell, who teaches two intensive English courses at
St. Michael's, says via e-mail, "We don't have the same rights to voice our opinion on
matters that affect the schools we work at or the students we teach, even though many
adjunct faculty have invested many years at their institution.
The fact that adjunct faculty salaries fall below the poverty level is a disgrace in
higher education and devalues the degrees that we hold."

Some administrators are touting technological "innovations," like distance learning and
online lectures, to supplement or replace brick-and-mortar classrooms.
But digital teaching is no substitute for human connections, warns education scholar
and CFHE campaigner Gary Rhoades. Rhoades points to research showing that
underserved students, including low-income and first-generation students, tend to
be poorly served by digital instruction, compared to more interactive coursework
with a dedicated, real-life teacher.

Technology can enhance instructional quality, he says, but only when employed "to
enhance education, not to turn it into just the passive delivery of information."
Comparing the push for technology on campus to the global manufacturing system,
he adds, "it's very much part of this just-in-time delivery model which seeks essentially
to de-skill faculty.… But that's not what students need, and it's not what this society,
and especially a democratic society, needs."

Jennifer Eagan, president of the California Faculty Association and CFHE supporter,
says via e-mail that these shortsighted hiring practices don't simply shunt contingent
faculty into poorly compensated "disposable" positions.
Adjunctification of the academic workforce hurts full-time professors as well, by
diminishing faculty's democratic control over curriculum, institutional policies
and program planning:

The attack…also takes the form of the erosion of shared faculty governance.
Higher workloads and the deprofessionalization of the University.
These trends affect tenure-line faculty and contingent faculty alike,
and they are where they have common cause.
Though campus labor campaigns often focus on specific labor sectors, such as graduate
assistants or adjuncts, Eagan sees prospects for cross-faculty organizing:
"We would all like it to be different. I think once we see that we share a similar struggle,
the solidarity can build."

Even on St. Michael's cozy campus, Layfield's professorial life feels increasingly
industrialized: Despite continual financial and schedule strains, she often gives her
personal time to ensure students get the help they need, though for adjuncts,
such supplementary work in many cases goes unpaid.

"I do it because that's how I teach," she says. "So whether or not they're paying me
anymore, I'm still going to do that…. But I would think some adjuncts who have to
go to three places in a day, can't give students the time they'd like."

As Layfield nears retirement age, she knows she won't have much more time to give her
students. But she hopes organizing with her union for a fair contract can ensure future
generations of faculty will face a richer career horizon. It's her way of capstoning an
examined teaching life: leaving a promising legacy on the campus that has, despite
an imperfect relationship, grown on her.

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Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken

More than you wanted to know, my favorite wine is Pinot Grigio!
But also I like to drink buttermilk with popcorn.
Like putting salt on the back of your hand licking it off and taking a
shot of tequila. The same kind of thing but with buttermilk and popcorn.
Or same but with smoked almonds and tomato juice.

Cooking bacon with jalapenos and making a BLT! Booya!

Baked Salmon with Orange Juice?

Chocolate Swirled Meringues and Salzburg, Austria?

My moms, Mashed Potato Candy!

Or my past loves drink of Beer and tomato juice 50/50.

Jalapeno Cilantro Beer Margaritas?

But here I am talking about something that does sounds good now doesn't it?
Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken with chopped jalapenos added!
Aka, like "Rex Chicken" but at home!

Or how about Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken!

~~~~~Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken with Honey Beer Dipping Sauce
When I was 22 I worked at a locked down level 14 facility that housed juvenile
delinquents. I was only there to work with one. A baby faced 12-year-old named
Tyrell with dark chocolate skin and big brown eyes. His sweet spirit and quiet voice
made it impossible for me to believe that this was the kid that had been locked up in
Baby Jail for 6 months due to assault, then moved to locked down half-way house
before he could go back into foster care. He was just way too gentle.

Filling out the initial forms I asked him about himself. I asked him to pick three
words that described himself. He didn’t hesitate, “Male. Athletic. Japanese.”
He might not have thought twice but I did, he was clearly African-American.


“Oh. Yeah. I’ve been in foster care since birth and no one knows who my bio parents are.
So it’s possible. I could be Japanese. It’s possible. And I feel Japanese. konichiwa!”
The last word was accompanied by an exaggerated bow.

“It’s definitely possible,” I smiled at how completely endearing it was.
I made a deal with him. If he agreed to work with me on anger management skills, 
on Fridays I’d bring him something to explore his Japanese culture. He was thrilled. 
We tried out Origami, we went through an English-Japanese dictionary to learn words, 
we played mahjong and drew Japanese cartoons. Then we came to the idea of food. 
I explained different dishes, each of which were met by a horrified expressions. 
“I only been eating group home food. I never heard of none of that.” 
Despite his completely institutionalized palate, he wanted to try some japanese flavors. 
After a lengthy discussion we decided to just try some sauces, sampled with his 
favorite food: chicken nuggets. 

The following week I brought him 16 chicken nuggets along with Ponzu sauce, 
Wasabi mayonnaise, Hoisin sauce, taberu rayu, and a variety of other condiments. 
He wasn’t impressed. Other than the hoisin, he didn’t sample any more than once. 
He was disappointed that his taste buds rejected the idea that his relatives were from 
Japan, “Well,” he sighed, “Maybe I’m only half Japanese.” 

    For the chicken:
  • 1 lbs chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pale ale
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • Olive oil spray
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbs pale ale
  • 1 tbs garlic chili sauce
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl.
  • Cover with buttermilk and 1 cup beer, stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour and up to 8.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by covering with aluminum foil and dizzling with an even layer of 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • In a small bowl stir together the flour, panko, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • One at a time remove the chicken cubes from the buttermilk, toss in the panko mixture until well coated. Gently dip back in the butter milk mixture and then toss again in the panko mixture.
  • Place on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray gently with olive oil spray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over, bake until cooked through about an additional 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons beer, ¼ cup honey and garlic chili sauce.
  • Serve the chicken bites with sauce on the side.
These freeze well. Just cook them completely, allow them to cool and then transfer to a 
gallon sized freezer zip lock bag. Freeze for up to three weeks. 
Once ready to eat, cook for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven or 
until warmed through. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Time magazine "Is Monogamy Over?"

I wanted to say I had nothing to do with the Time magazine story!
They covered a few parts I was talking about in my stories, but I had no effort
in the story and I received no money. I am also not credited in any part of it.

They did that on their own. Give the media does look at my stuff from time to time.
I might be on a list of info for stories as in a project for a story.
Noted from my writings from Current TV website days, I had some
crazy stuff at the time on there. I do bring ratings!

But The Time magazine story was not me!

I support Polyamory! In my own life I am in love with a Married lady.
The point is to be supportive open with respect.
I want to be the healer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANh3BjG4Oxg

"Everyone has a right to develop a relationship
structure that works for them."

But anyway with a Married but dating type relationship is really not a big thing.
It makes everyone a better person!


But then if not then it's not, friend as a friend is ok. I don't say goodbye I say hello! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

'I've been smoking weed long before anyone paid me to!'

I always liked Tommy Chong. As noted like I say to not take life seriously!
"'I've been smoking weed long before anyone paid me to!' Tommy Chong
hilariously sends Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln ad up in smoke."

***Funny and I have to also note in the late 90's there was a guy I worked
with at a Hotel. He was one of the Black panthers in LA in the 60's.
He was almost involved with the big shootout with the cops.
He said he had to leave to pick up his kids and was coming back.
On the way he heard on the radio all hell broke loose.
When he told me that he was upset, no BS!

Coming to work once, he lit up and when he got to work he found out it
was a cop banquet going on he was working. It had drug dogs all over the place.
So he went back home to clean up and change clothes. On the way to work again
he lit up again for a second then put it out fast "What am I doing?"
So he made it to work. He told me what happened so I would cover him up!

(I was like a emergency worker, to protect the hotels best interest.
If something bad happened they called a little group of us like an A-team,
to calm things down as in like to help get a lady out of the hotel before
her husband worth millions found her. It happened!)

As we where walking down the hallway there was a police dog next to a cop
and as he walked by the dog came up to him excited jumping on him.
So he started to pet the dog like it was saying hi, what a good boy!
The dog knew but it was trying to tell the cop that was talking with the other cop.
This was something out a Richard Pryor movie!
I quickly got in and started to pet the dog as he took cover.
I think the chef gave him some bacon grease to rub on him to hide it a bit.
All was ok after that!

***And I have to say in my high school days. At a Votech school I was going
to during High School. There where some guys I hung out with "stoners",
I did not smoke with them.

During lunch they took off in my friends car to his parents house to
get some of his pot, I was in the back of the car.
They went there smoked at the house then drove back to school.
We where driving along when all of a sudden they slammed on the breaks.
I hit the back of the front seat. (a)-Only the second time in my life that happened.
We all got out of the car to look at a cow on the side of the road.
It looked at us like it had something to say, but it just mooed!
They where on the ground laughing. Funny but really, it's just a cow!

We got back to Votech, then we went back to our class, but it was late and they
ran to class but it was the wrong class they ran into! They got in there sat down.
I was in the hallway looking at them saying wrong class! Dudes!

The teacher knew and the kids in class knew they where stoned, all but them,
they thought no one knew! It was clear the pot made them stupid.
Don't smoke when you are young!

***(a)-I hit the back of the front seat of a car once and rotated as I was pined
to the seat then my legs went over the seat and I softly floated into the front seat
as the car stopped, just like I meant to do that. With me in the back seat a friend
was going fast then slammed on the breaks for some reason and
I ended up in the front seat.
It was one of those protected destiny things I get from time to time.

***Also related, as a kid I was riding my bike and saw my friends so I wanted to
show off. I flew fast down the road at them then slid the bike sideways to stop.
But the bike catapulted me in the air at them as they where standing there.
I was coming at them but they did not move and I landed right with in a inch, face
to face with my friend and said "HI!" Like I meant to do that. He hit me in the nuts!

With my life I don't need to smoke weed!

~~~~~"'I've been smoking weed long before anyone paid me to!' Tommy Chong
hilariously sends Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln ad up in smoke."



Pot Roast Marinated In Opium

I am a fun person to know! As in last weekend I had a dream I had a big jar
of opium juice and I was poking a pot roast down in it with my finger 
so it will marinate. The white opium juice turned pink. I dream in color, 
I acknowledged that in my dream by the color change, cool I thought!
*Color change in a dream is a light to being adaptive.

Why did I have that dream? Don't know! What does it mean?
I think I ruined about $10,000 of opium with a $8 pot roast!
You get what you pay for I guess! Would I of cooked it up? um.....

Other than opium for cooking is tea!

~~~~~Cooking With Tea
Tea has been part of human history for more than 4,000 years. 
After water, more humans drink tea than any other beverage. Varieties of tea 
(though camellia sinensis is the only true genus of tea plant) may be as varied, 
and as coveted, as those of wine. But tea is more than a beverage. 
Worldwide, it is a potent, and supremely flexible, culinary ingredient. 
Tea makes an excellent marinade for meats and poultry. 
For chicken pieces (a whole broiler fryer chicken's worth), 
I create a marinade based on a cup of plain yogurt, two tablespoons 
of finely ground black tea (though you can use nearly any variety), 
a cup of chopped shallots or onions, a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 
juice of a lemon, two teaspoons salt and a generous supply of black pepper. 
I marinate the chicken pieces at least overnight in the refrigerator. 
I prefer to then bread and pan-fry my chicken, scraping off the marinade first, 
but you could also leave the marinade on the chicken in order to 
bake the pieces in an oven.

*I also have to note, I sometimes eat Rice Chex with green tea and sugar
instead of milk, if I am broke and can't buy milk! It's good try it!

I don't burn Opium but I do burn Nag Champa!

Worth noting I also had a dream once I was eating orange salmon ice cream.
It was like orange cream ice cream with pieces of salmon in it!
It was good I just ate around the small fish pieces.
*Noted about being adaptive in my personality traits.

And also noted being adaptive like the dream I had as a kid.
One of those dreams where you can't walk and something was trying to get you.
I was in a hallway of some building and I knew something was roaming the halls.
So I started to swim like you would underwater and got away. 
I was swimming down the hallway because I couldn't walk in my dream!

Ljubljana Marshes Wheel - Slovenia

If you wanted to know where the oldest wooden wheel in the world is.
It's in Slovenia. "It shows that wooden wheels appeared almost simultaneously
in Mesopotamia and Europe."

"Present-day Slovenia has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and there is evidence
of human habitation from around 250,000 years ago."

"A pierced cave bear bone, dating from 43100 ± 700 BP, found in 1995 in Divje Babe
cave near Cerkno, is possibly the oldest musical instrument discovered in the world.
In the 1920s and 1930s, artifacts belonging to the Cro-Magnon such as pierced bones,
bone points, and needle were found by archaeologist Srečko Brodar in Potok Cave."

"The Ljubljana Marshes Wheel is a wooden wheel that was found in the
Ljubljana Marshes some 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Ljubljana, the capital of
Slovenia, in 2002. Radiocarbon dating, performed in the VERA laboratory
(Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator) in Vienna, showed that it is approximately
5,150 years old, which makes it the oldest wooden wheel yet discovered.
It was discovered by a team of Slovene archeologists from the Ljubljana Institute of
Archaeology, a part of the Research Center at the Slovene Academy of Arts and Sciences,
under the guidance of Anton Velušček."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Why aren't wages going up

Why is your pay not going up? In small towns it is a mix of bigger stores that are
raising their pay from $7 an hour after taxes to like $9 an hour after taxes.
And most places making $7 after taxes. There is change happening but it's in
slow motion.

In red states they are mostly are scared to death of better pay, because they are
scared they will raise the cost of the merchandise to pay for the higher wages.
Ignoring that people spend what they earn making better sales all around.
And not raising the pay keeps people from consuming so why worry about
the cost going up when those places will close more likely from people
like me saying "If they wanted me to shop there then they would of paid me better."

"But we might be in some sort of 'new normal' where wages and inflation don't pick up."
And if that is the case that would be bad for the nation. It's the same as putting in some
small town Peckerheads (No other name for them.) from small towns into DC 
running things. America would be running like a small town and would have nothing 
like small towns do vs a big city. Well it's true! Take all of the businesses from a 
big city with their "High Prices" and drop them off in a small town and see how long 
they stay open! That would be what the whole nation would be looking at, with the 
"new normal, where wages and inflation don't pick up." 
Very stagnate! Dead, no growth!

Low pay takes care of itself as the lack of sales closing many stores forcing the
higher wages, to make the sales comeback. It's a form of consumer based pricing,
but with the pay going up.

Now about small towns with the lack of pay! That is where things get interesting!
Small towns are the most corrupt as the small government is noted to be like less
security cameras keeping an eye on the people putting the money in their pocket.
And blockading any wage growth they can.

It's a war! But this is where one should get out more dressed poor looking to make
the town look low pay. Stop pretending! If it cost too much, don't buy it to push
on the consumer based pricing, that does work! Be the low wage clog in the machine!
Impoverishing your town will push the need for better pay.
You get what you pay for better pay is better sales. Well, when a rich guys car cost
more than a poor persons house well you know there is an issue, resolved by the poor,
cutting their spending, going out like in a poverty crusade!

The pay needs to go up. How are you to grow if you are broke?
My job and many others still here make about $1 every 9 min!
Or in view at the time working at Walmart I seen it as a sweatshop so I
judged my pay by the pound. Pallets had the LBS on them so I noted
I worked 10,000 LBS a night divided by what I made after taxes a night
was my pay vs pounds work load! It was bad! Thinking for myself and not
like a working zombie I figured this out and asked myself, do I buy high dollar
things knowing I have to work 4 hours to pay for it? NO!
And that should be the view more in small towns!

~~~~~Unemployment keeps going down. So why aren't wages going up?
Pay hasn't budged in years. It's a problem that goes far beyond those earning
minimum wage and fighting for $15 an hour.

The middle class is stagnating too. American household income is just shy of
$54,000. It's barely moved from where it was 20 years ago.

In recent years, many economists and the Federal Reserve have said:
Don't worry! Wage increases are coming along with a better economy.

"The economy has been performing well. And we expect it to continue to do so,"
Fed chair Janet Yellen, America's top economic policymaker, said Thursday.

But Main Street Americans can hardly draw comfort from an economic
improvement that hasn't affected their pocketbooks.

"The Fed has consistently been optimistic about wages and inflation; still holding
our breath on both," tweeted Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.

Related: Typical American family earning $53,657 last year

People even protested outside the Fed meeting last week holding signs that read
"Good jobs now!"

In today's global economy, companies can find cheaper workers abroad and
Baby Boomers may not be demanding higher wages like they once did, explains
Michael Block, chief strategist at Rhino Trading.

"Economic models don't work in a vacuum like these guys [at the Fed] assume,"
Block says.

It has been a slow recovery. Some people have been able to get better pay when
they changed jobs, although those are often higher-skilled workers.

But we might be in some sort of "new normal" where wages and inflation
don't pick up.

That's a much more frightening prospect -- for Main Street, Wall Street and the
Federal Reserve. It contributes to a growing sense of unease Americans have
about their future and makes it harder to set economic policy.

For now, workers are doing OK because inflation is basically nonexistent.
Prices rose a mere 0.2% in the past year (the Fed's inflation target is 2%).
Americans' modest wage gains aren't being "eaten up" by having to pay more
for gas, groceries and rent.

"I challenge the notion that it's as good thing to have inflation going up.
A lot of inflation is rent inflation. Why is that good for consumers?"
asks economist Yardeni.

Inflation is low because oil prices have plunged in the past year from over
$100 a barrel to under $50 now. Health care costs have also moderated
a bit, and the strong U.S. dollar makes imports cheap.

But the bottom line is Americans are still waiting for better wages and investors
are still puzzled by how the Fed will set economic policy if wages and inflation
don't improve.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gamma wave or Alpha wave

This is one of those quantum entanglement points of life, a singularity type story.
Gamma or Alpha? Both would be needed. In love, I am a desperate man!
I am in love with a Married Alpha woman! I hope they are thinking about it.
Who is, who to who. Just want to be fair, supportive and I do quite need her.
If it doesn't work, it doesn't work the point is to try.
But is it that I'm in the Gamma wave too much? She got me singing!

*Nothing bad just two neurons that need to oscillate synchronously.
And to point there is more to life than we know and it's time to grow!

~~~~~Gamma brainwaves are the fastest of brain waves (high frequency, like a flute),
and relate to simultaneous processing of information from different brain areas.
It passes information rapidly, and as the most subtle of the brainwave frequencies,
the mind has to be quiet to access it. Gamma was traditionally dismissed as
'spare brain noise' until researchers discovered it was highly active when in states
of universal love, altruism, and the ‘higher virtues’. Gamma rhythms modulate perception
and consciousness, disappearing under anesthesia. Gamma is also above the frequency
of neuronal firing, so how it is generated remains a mystery.
The presence of Gamma relates to expanded consciousness and spiritual emergence.

~~~~~The idea that distinct regions in the brain were being stimulated simultaneously
was suggested by the finding in 1988 that two neurons oscillate synchronously
(though they are not directly connected) when a single external object stimulates their
respective receptive fields. Subsequent experiments by many others demonstrated this
phenomenon in a wide range of visual cognition. In particular, Francis Crick and
Christ of Koch in 1990 argued that there is a significant relation between the binding
problem and the problem of visual consciousness and, as a result, that synchronous 40 Hz
oscillations may be causally implicated in visual awareness as well as in visual binding.
Later the same authors expressed skepticism over the idea that 40 Hz oscillations are a
sufficient condition for visual awareness.
*Note Though they are not directly connected. A Quantum entanglement a singularity?

Experiments on Tibetan Buddhist monks have shown a correlation between
transcendental mental states and gamma waves. A suggested explanation is based
on the fact that the gamma is intrinsically localized. Neuroscientist Sean O'Nuallain
suggests that this very existence of synchronized gamma indicates that something
akin to a singularity or, to be more prosaic, a conscious experience is occurring.
This work adduces experimental and simulated data to show that what meditation
masters have in common is the ability to put the brain into a state in which it is
maximally sensitive.

As hinted above, gamma waves have been observed in Tibetan Buddhist monks.
A 2004 study took eight long-term Tibetan Buddhist practitioners of meditation and,
using electrodes, monitored the patterns of electrical activity produced by their brains as
they meditated. The researchers compared the brain activity of the monks to a group of
novice meditators (the study had these subjects meditate an hour a day for one week
prior to empirical observation). In a normal meditative state, both groups were shown to
have similar brain activity. However, when the monks were told to generate an objective
feeling of compassion during meditation, their brain activity began to fire in a rhythmic,
coherent manner, suggesting neuronal structures were firing in harmony.

This was observed at a frequency of 25–40 Hz, the rhythm of gamma waves.
These gamma-band oscillations in the monk’s brain signals were the largest seen in humans
(apart from those in states such as seizures).
Conversely, these gamma-band oscillations were scant in novice meditators.
Though, a number of rhythmic signals did appear to strengthen in beginner meditators
with further experience in the exercise, implying that the aptitude for one to produce
gamma-band rhythm is trainable.

Such evidence and research in gamma-band oscillations may explain the heightened
sense of consciousness, bliss, and intellectual acuity subsequent to meditation.
Notably, meditation is known to have a number of health benefits: stress reduction,
mood elevation, and increased life expectancy of the mind and its cognitive functions.
The current Dalai Lama meditates for four hours each morning, and he says that it is
hard work. He elaborates that if neuroscience can construct a way in which he can reap
the psychological and biological rewards of meditation without going through the
practice each morning, he would be apt to adopt the innovation.

Laurene Jobs to modernize high school education and a need to...

I am sure if you look at schools you will notice they are struggling to modernize.
It is a pressing issue and at least it's pressing and that is needed!

~~~~~Laurene Jobs to create 'Super Schools' with $50 million boost
Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs,
is putting up $50 million in an attempt to modernize high school education.

Jobs chairs the board of XQ America, an organization trying to "reimagine high school"
through its Super School Project. Over the next few months, it is accepting proposals
on how to improve high schools.

And I also have to say Teachers need help also! If you ask any custodian in a school
about taking the trash out of the room how many times they seen ramen, or a box
of crackers snack mix in the trash. Many Teachers are broke too and that's bad
when a Teacher is broke like a custodian!

~~~~~Teachers struggle with low pay, working conditions
It’s 7 o’clock on a school night and all Jennifer Thornton and Virginia Ayers have had
to eat all day is one serving of trail mix plus a handful of peanuts, and a half a
block of cheese, respectively.

Both are routinely in such dire straits, but they’ve only resorted to seeking out help two
or three times from the food pantry at John 3:16 Mission because they’re ashamed.

“They’re there — you have to see the children you used to have in your class,”
said Ayers. “They look up to you. You’re a model of hope of what a
college degree can get you.”

***Foundation, foundation, foundation, how are we to build a house in the sand?
For any parent with a kid, they should call their state capital and start asking to
pay their Teachers better. You get what you pay for!
Call and give them hell! It's worth it and a lot of fun to do so!
Like in Oklahoma with the budget hole. Please raise taxes the schools need funding!

~~~~~Oklahoma budget hole could be twice as big as previously estimated
Oklahoma’s budget hole, caused in part by an oil industry decline, has doubled
to more than $600 million, meaning deeper cuts to state government may be
needed, state officials said Thursday.

The state Board of Equalization is to release an official state revenue estimate
Tuesday, but some state elected officials got an early preview.

“The numbers aren’t finalized, but every indication shows the budget gap likely
doubling,” state Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger said.
“Ever since oil started dropping, we have known scenarios like this could occur.”

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Case Against the SAT and...

Years ago I had a few Teachers from other towns point me to the fact about the
need for Colleges to be more lenient on kids in small towns that have lower
income / resources for learning. Like Oklahoma with it's low taxes thinking.
Red states are always against it's own people, by choice and by
sadomasochistic voting practices. Like voting for people wanting low taxes,
so there are less tax dollars to pay for food stamps, help pay the rent etc.
But many vote for people that hurt them, why ? They like it!
And they make it bad for the others that don't like to starve!

~~~~~Are 97 of the nation's 100 poorest counties in red states?
This was a variation on a few memes we’ve checked previously that nine out of the
10 poorest states are red states (we rated this Mostly True) and that Republican-leaning
states get more in federal dollars than they pay in taxes (also Mostly True).

Anyway you see it, Education is bad in red states and poor community's in reality.
And Colleges should understand that when they consider a kids application for College.
I pushed on that at Colleges I don't know if they listened to me but there are changes.

~~~~~The Case Against the SAT Test scores don't predict the potential
success of future students.
Last year, Ithaca joined the growing number of colleges that have incorporated
an option to omit standardized test scores for some or all of their applicants last year.
At the heart of our decision was the conviction that requiring a test score might limit
our applicant pool and potentially distort our admissions and financial aid decisions.

Our first realization was that test scores add relatively little to our ability to predict
the success of our students. Studies undertaken by the SAT's sponsor, the College Board,
generally indicate that the SAT adds only modestly to the prediction of student success
after high school GPA is taken into account. Our internal study showed similar results,
validating that the loss of test score information at the time of admission makes
very little difference in our ability to identify how successful applicants will later become
as college students.

In addition, we know that some potential students are deterred from applying to colleges
that require a test score because they are not comfortable taking standardized tests.
In fact, groundbreaking research by psychologist Claude Steele, now dean for the
School of Education at Stanford University, has shown that underrepresented groups
are more likely than others to be put off by test score requirements.

To me it's obvious there needs to be a handicap in Red states low towns.
When you look at the people, listen what they say. As in view about Muslims.
They mostly put them all in the same pot the Radical vs Regular Muslims.
As the same as a Holy Roller vs a Regular Christian being in one pot.
Or a Holy Roller in church is known to not pick up the bible and read during Church.
They just go with it! Looking into the light of a Red State of it's peoples upbringing
vs higher education you will see the pipeline going through High school toward College
and the need to be more lenient!

Oklahoma has always been bad on that. Sad but there is something my
college friend called the "Rubber band effect." Many try to make it somewhere 
else but they can't, and end up back in Oklahoma!
Like many I know that went to NY! Only to comeback to Oklahoma,
they where too slow to make it! I knew people that did that!
All of that points to going to College and being too slow for it.
That needs to stop! Getting slow kids into college would speed them up!

It's not that the poor kids or red states would be a bad investment.
It's the fact of how many are low and at what level would it effect the whole
if nothing is done?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let's dance

More than getting back to nature, your nature.
Life goes on without all that high dollar shit!

Noted like I say "If they wanted me to buy that than they would of payed me better."
It's like in my town they opened a Q.T a while ago and I haven't been there yet?
It's too far away and why burn something like $2 of gas to get a $1 drink?
There is a Chick-fil-a coming to town and I know it's going to kill KFC and others
being that is what it does everywhere else. Also a big sporting good store is opening,
with many here that I see as not affording the stuff.

But oh well all this crash and hash is a good thing as it pushes the need for better pay.
If you talk about better pay and they put their finger in their ears and say
blah, blah I  can't hear you! You see the need for action. Walkaway from the sale!
You would think they would like to raise the pay being people spend what they earn.
Broke people will still be broke people but spend more doing it!
But nothing helps small busnisses owners more than people staying home
on the weekend being broke!

So let's dance, connect, and go back to a better life!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Paths In Life and Boom

Everyone has that time in their life of what path they need to go.
The fork in the road. I had my own and it really is to big to not talk about it.
I had many of them but this was a big one.

With my path I need to say I'm not back tracking my path.

In the early 2000's I met a lady online, that's what many did in the 2000's!
And in time we got married and in time we divorced as the norm these days.

After the divorce! I was free and so I went for a lady that I was connected to.
The red string of fate, met her before I met her kind of thing in my life I get.

It was on again and off again for a time. So in that time zone I was living in three places,
off and on. In with my mom, then moved back to my girlfriend, in with my EX, then back
to my mom's, then to my girlfriend, then my mom's etc...

It that time I ended up at my moms when my EX's daughter called me freaking out
that she can't get a hold of her mom. I called my EX with no answer, so not knowing
if she died or not I drove to her house 50 miles away. My car was a used car but
ran good but had a bug in it I was working out.

I found out what the bug was it was the crankshaft it was wobbly.
I found out because my engine blew in a fork in the road.
To my left would be my girlfriend and to my right was my EX!
And I was sitting there in my car on the side of the road on the phone with the cops.
Seeing that they check on my old lady, if she was dead or not.
It turns out she was ok she could not hear the phone her ears where
messed up at the time.

So where do I go? I love both, I love all timelessly even a girlfriend from 1988!
I ended up with the EX and with that here I am here now, if I was with my girlfriend,
I don't think I would of had a foundation to be where I am now, even that I met her
before I met her once in 1989.

And even though the right turn also took me down other roads also more than I can
say here it was a better road. And comes the wherever you go there you are, view.
And my mass, might tend to effect the current nature, of where I am. Can't help it!
But if something is meant to be it has meaning it's just where that path takes you!

I love my girlfriend at the left turn it just was not to be, not our time, I don't know!

So what is your path left or right? Both? Make your own road! 
Just do something! Life is too short to be just sitting there.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Great Satan as the Savior Angel.

America the Great Satan?

~~~~~Israel will not exist in another quarter century, Iran's supreme leader, the
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said during a speech this week in Tehran, state-run
media report.

"I'd say (to Israel) that they will not see (the end) of these 25 years," 
the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Khamenei as saying Wednesday 
at the Imam Khomeini Mosque.

The late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, whom Khamenei succeeded in 1989, always
described the United States as "the Great Satan," Khamenei said.
(Khomeini, an opposition leader who was forced into exile in 1963, during the reign of
U.S.-backed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, took power in 1979 after Pahlavi was
himself forced into exile.)

"Some people insist on disguising this Great Satan as the savior angel. (However),
the Iranian nation expelled this Satan (from the country); we must not allow that when
we expelled it through the door, it could return and gain influence (again) through
the window," he said.

Well that could be true as Religion from years ago has been in the wrong.
Israel and it's people have been doing bad. Without change on the road they are
on it will end.

It's a matter of change. Even in America we are getting away from that great Satan!
"Redeemed himself from his fall" Noted, if you accept it or not about the
Peacock Angel belief. I stand by it because of the light showing other points from it.
I trust in it and seen strange things and know of things others say,
and with all the information others say about it like dieing going to heaven,
then coming back. They say the same thing and it fits the Peacock Angel belief!

I dumped myself thinking about it. I see it as the most real religion out there,
because of much info pointing to it! Playing Plinko in my mind about the religion
over and over the facts add up the ball ended up at the same spot, win!

"Tawûsê Melek an emanation of God and a benevolent angel
who has redeemed himself from his fall and has become a demiurge who created
the cosmos from the Cosmic Egg. After he repented, he wept for 7000 years,
his tears filling seven jars, which then quenched the fires of Hell."

Yes America is changing. Many are seeing Religion is not what they think it is!

So take our word here in the US, we are not staying the Great Satan!
The times are changing! You might be judging us by the Holy Rollers we have here.
Please don't! They keep saying they are losing their religious rights.
Well yes like the same they might of said during the Cleansing of the Temple!

Is that not a good fact of what is going on today in America?
Even in corporations in the US as Satan coming in messing in your country.
Understandable as there is huge inequity in the US so you know that would be 
coming your way if you let Satan in your country. That is changing a bit, wages 
are going up. America has wage slaves and they are pushing for better pay.
Please don't call us the Great Satan! We are in a work in progress right now!

Heaven does turn on the light for ATHEISM and

Atheism is really a farce more like fake. Believing that there is no afterlife that
this is only it, there is nothing else is not true when you look around.

Many have heard their grandmas spooky ghost stories.
Then others and others stories the mass of people saying they same kind of thing.
There is a point of light that is not being recognized.

The many people are out there being Atheist is in my view keeping many in the
dark ages, being in the dark. I think Atheism was made to suppress people!
Atheism is like conservatism, they hear something that really does prove there is
a afterlife, god, the system of god, they will just turn it off.
You can tell them but it's never good enough for them.
Won't take your word for it, or even others and others words for it.

I think they just sort of turn it off like they are better than everyone else like others are
stupid because they have no merit, they are judging them on their false beliefs
their world of kool-aid as it is running today.

I don't know if they are looking for a huge sign when it is really just a small thing

Sort of like the Gnostic parts: http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom.html
~~And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will
not taste death."
(I think because you find out about reincarnation so you don't really die.)

~~Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find.
When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they
will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they
will rest.]"

~~Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from
you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not
be revealed. And there is nothing buried that will not be raised."

~~~~~So I do say it, the justification to be Atheist is based on false information!
Because the Religion, Church today is wrong! Of course you will be Atheist as it is!

~~~~~Your unhappiness is from a lack of being enlightened, you don't know what to do!
That's what I see!

~~Where does the part of "Heaven does turns on the light" parts of the
stories comes from?

There is a neurosurgeon that found himself in a coma, he experienced
things he never thought possible a journey to the afterlife.

"It took me months to come to terms with what happened to me.
Not just the medical impossibility that I had been conscious during
my coma, but more importantly the things that happened during that time.
Toward the beginning of my adventure, I was in a place of clouds. Big, puffy,
pink-white ones that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky."

"Higher than the clouds—immeasurably higher—flocks of transparent,
shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamerlike lines behind them."
( OOBE - "Out On a Limb" - 1987 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjBbLGvnl3E )

"Birds? Angels? These words registered later, when I was writing down my
recollections. But neither of these words do justice to the beings
themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known
on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms."

You would think he was just, not all there being in a coma.
But being who he was a neurosurgeon, "There is no scientific explanation
for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious,
inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were
stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them."

~~The repeated last words of Steve Jobs.
On his deathbed, Apple founder Steve Jobs stared into the future as he had
so many times in life and uttered these final words, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow."

His finals moments were captured by the late Apple CEO’s sister Mona Simpson in her
eulogy that was provided to the New York Times.

No one will know for sure if Jobs has suddenly had another great idea as he passed
on or was commenting on where he was about to go.

Simpson said Jobs’ labored breath "indicated an arduous journey, some steep path, altitude."

~~That brings the light on the UFO footage NASA has, the one from 1991!

~~Also in view the part of the movie "Brainstorm."

~~And Edgar Cayce also had a view.
"Cayce predicted that the so-called "Battle of Armageddon" described
symbolically in the Bible would begin in 1999. Cayce foresaw that this
"battle" will not be a war fought on Earth. Rather, it will be a
spiritual struggle between the "higher forces of light" and
"lower forces of darkness" for 1000 years of Earth time.

The reason for this struggle is to prevent souls from lower afterlife
realms from reincarnating to Earth. By preventing souls from the
lower afterlife realms from reincarnating to Earth, only enlightened
souls will be permitted to reincarnate.

The result will be 1000 years of building a world of peace and
enlightenment. After 1000 years, souls from lower afterlife realms will
be permitted once again to reincarnate to Earth.
By this time, the so-called "kingdom of heaven"
will have been established on Earth."

"There's more to life than what we have known
And I can't believe, I've spent so long
Living lies, I knew were wrong inside
I've just begun to see the light"

Even seen with what happened in Utah with the cops that discovered
a child who survived after the mom drowned.

~~~~~The officers who rescued a Utah toddler from death’s doorstep in a
submerged car on Sunday said their adrenaline-fueled heroics were triggered by a
mysterious plea. “We could see a person in the front seat and then we heard a voice
saying, ‘Help me, we’re in here.’ It was clear as day,” said Officer Tyler Beddoes
of the Spanish Fork Police Department, one of four men who pulled an unconscious
18-month-old from a car which had been submerged in near-freezing water for
14 hours as her mother lay dead in the driver’s seat.

Beyond that there is some relating info the Peacock Angel belief.
I need to note that on my birthday a rainy day I was talking to someone
about it and as I was driving the car talking I seen a rainbow bright as anything.
I really only see them like once every 10 years or so. Is it a sign?
A rainbow relates to the Peacock angel. I also seen a halo rainbow, well 95% there
when I was a kid. (That is like a Judgment day thing in the Peacock Angel belief!)
It is a rainbow at like 12 noon with the sun right over your head it makes a round rainbow!
It was not all the way there when I saw it.

I get those a lot! I also meet people before I meet them like a red string of fate thing.
Reincarnation? I see that as a point to the afterlife. I see myself in the Cambrian Period!

Also need to sub note. "According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of
'the red thread' is believed to be Yue Xia Lao."
"He appears at night, and "unites with a silken cord all predestined couples,
after which nothing can prevent their union." He is immortal and is said to live either
in the moon or in the "obscure regions"
(Yue ming), the Chinese equivalent of Hades.

"In the Yazidi belief system, God created the world, and the world is now in the care of a
Heptad of seven Holy Beings, often known as Angels or heft sirr (the Seven Mysteries.)"
Note the part "is now in the care of a Heptad of seven Holy Beings."
That sort of points to the story about a doctors experience in the afterlife.
Talking to angels, seeing where god is. There, but not there, not being seen.

Also sub noted in the point of Theistic evolution. Like the snowball going down the hill.
I have always said it as the snowball going down the hill,
as in god might of started it down the hill then it gets bigger from there.
With everything it is a good point noted!
"Theistic evolution or evolutionary creation is a concept that asserts that classical religious
teachings about God are compatible with the modern scientific understanding about 
biological evolution. In short, theistic evolutionists believe that there is a God, 
that God is the creator of the material universe and (by consequence) all life within, 
and that biological evolution is simply a natural process within that creation. 
Evolution, according to this view, is simply a tool that God employed to develop human life. 
According to the American Scientific Affiliation:"

And note about the Pyramid Double Helix that I see as the force of god,
or god him self? The helix is also in the Peacock Angel belief.
Also helix like the Caduceus.

Is that Pyramid Double Helix what made our DNA what it is?
When in space I could see that force putting our DNA in position in zero gravity.
That is why I said it might be god or a force of god. It made us all!

*Note The Peacock Angel is an Angel not a devil!
And I see the Peacock Angel belief noted from them as a prehistoric religion
as possibly the missing parts of the Gnostic.
It's from the same timezone and would fit into the Gnostic.


****So really this story is to turn on the light to say there is a afterlife, there is a god
there is just too much to say there is not a god. So many things say so!
They might be small things but they are there!