Apples for courses

Got this crazy Chinese doctor following me around, wasn’t sure at first, but the Dongfeng parked outside the cafe where I supplement my addictions surely didn’t belong to any but a member of our version of the Medicare card swiping class and the order for a ristretto macchiato on low fat fermented mares milk sure did remind me of an episode in the Uyghur reeducation facility where I had spent the worst part of a demi-semester as barista exchange student. A few days later, when I thought the nightmares had begun to pale, a similar looking vehicle discharged the very same, or very similar, individual, now white coated, who proceeded door to door in my apartment block handing out face masks and hankies, telling our burghers to sneeze only into the armpits of the poor and to suffer these fools with an appropriate modicum of pleasure. Well, I fractured my left armpit while dib dib dobbing at a no holds barred Marxist jamboree half a century ago and ever since have been sensitive to changing levels of carbon dioxide, all literary works relating to moonbows and the imagery conjured up when I question the source of that nasty itch just beyond my fingertips. I have heard that apples help, I like the green ones but sometimes they are far too difficult to pollinate by hand, not to mention a tendency towards the tart end of the gustatory spectrum. If I have to cook them down with butter and our local version of what you call cinnamon, will this have the same effect? Will an apple pie keep reality away?

Ornamental book special

More tangibly real than a digital copy of a real book. Create your own story within one of our beautiful covers in every color of an extremely dour rainbow. Ever wish you were Charles Darwin in another life, his actual life or perhaps the life of someone else that thought they were Charles Darwin in another version of someone else’s life, perhaps Charles Darwin as he was before the original strand of RNA found a window from which to bring life into existence. You too can own and/or write Dante’s Inferno and choose your friends/enemies to include in their very own circle of hell and/or purgatory and/or whatever was in the third book, trilogies not included.

This offer is not available to subscribers to intelligent design, these books literally cannot be burnt.

Sin

We, the sellers of “sin stocks”, the military industrial pharmaceutical complex, the purveyors of guns, sex, money, and/or drugs invite you to share the profit from the reluctance of the majority to be associated with “sin” by entering the market for the time-sharing of sins. Following the successful incorporation of sin with an objectively artificially limited useful life, sin has now become forgiven, unfashionable, and/or no longer able to send you to hell, after and/or before consumption.

A sin shared is a sin after all halved and half a sin halved again has the exponential potential to become barely a sin at all. We are also offering fractional ownership of slightly less sinful sins; fringe sins for the discerning, hipster style sinner. The infinite scalability of the gravity of sins allows us to exchange a trendy small white sin for as little as the flavour of your salt and/or some of the luminescence beneath your bushel. Cross your own private Rubicon within your limited lifetime and in we will throw, (and for free) the sin of omission: “Thou shalt not kill but needst not strive, officiously, to keep another alive”.

Addendum: Mortal sins such as the aforementioned killing are not yet for public consumption as the destruction of the grace of God in the heart of the sinner is absolutely absolute and as such mortal sin is really only safe for corporations.

An unparalleled correspondence

For free; free books, who doesn’t love a free book, free books abound in the digital ether, written by authors no longer living and transcribed often by those who might rather also be dead, or just dying inside as well as out, or just so so good at typing with a strong benificent streak. Large chunks of the earlier wisdom of humans has been collected so that it can be studiously ignored, and all for free.
Persons who may feel disposed…  …on different scales, whether intended to be erected together, or separately, as will be found to unite, economy, convenience, and effect, joined to a considerable saving to those who are not themselves judges of such erections, or how they should be disposed. Terms will be found reasonable. 
Can also recommend Ambrose Bierce if you have not come across him, Zoltzman of the 19thC.
Jack London’s Unparalleled Invasion is also a prescient work.

Oh, and of course:

Essays and Dialogues by Giacomo Leopardi

Probability

where probabilities exist as a function of consciousness but are separate from “reality” – is consciousness “quantum”?

 

Everything physical is

determinable

as such a result

excepting consciousness

 

Which observing that any outcome is possible

assigns to each

probabilities

which can never exist

Time

As to why one cannot travel in the meter or more precisely whether the action before the action caused the action?

Before time immemorial there was not time
but neither was there nothing,
everything existed
but without the potential to be anything else
entropy was absolute.

Energy came into this material existence
embuing matter with potential
and only two rules
1. Energy changes the potential of matter to do work but energy doesn’t change
2. Any change in potential is irreversible / once a thing does a thing it cannot do the exact same thing again.

The cascade of events whereby energy changes the potential of matter
What we call time

an illusion where
the particulate and energetic change in the caesium atom
is measurable through observation

One cannot travel in time because time is simply a single state observation of a series of unrepeatable changes in the state of matter

Schrodinger said that is you had perfect infromation about the current state of every piece of matter, physics would allow you to predict the future because the patterns of change are predictable. So predictable that the patterns form irriversible and infinite palindromes in mathematics.

Since energy doesn’t decay,
is then the production of matter cyclical or is matter, the space in which it exists and the time taken to change it finite?

Morals

The guys that put the guys in charge are the guys in charge. Hence they put guys in charge that aren’t any threat to the guys in charge.

Look at the Donald and the soon to be Boris (Alex), sure they can have the top job because representative democracy is a total joke. A slight generalisation to be sure but people elect idiots because the guys in charge plant the idiot ideas in their minds through the media they are also in charge of.

Worth reading Albert Camus:

“There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules”

Integrity has alas no longer a broadly recognised social value. This large scale embrace of what once were considered, and still are in point of fact, seven deadly sins, is a social evolution sponsored by those in charge of value-making.

It bodes ill, not only in a Christian or moral sense, but in the terms of the building of ideals to acheive social goals. When everyone is only concerned for themselves you get a form of ego-inspired anarchy where nothing exists except for oneself.

If that doesn’t concern you then time to read Orwells “How the poor die”, the fate of the 95% is reaching out to the rest of us.

We have built an infrastructure that cannot be maintained, in order to finance the present overshoot and pretend tha business as usual is a viable proposition we are selling the future into a natural resource debt that is potentially fatal not only for most species but also for most of humanity.

And those in charge have determined that the only way of propagating this myth of eternal growth is by corrupting individual morals to the point where the cure is viewed to be worse than the disease. Those that make the running would rather embrace total disaster than give away a dime.