Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another Job Bleg (UPDATED x 2)

I'm fond of food, too.
Hopefully, the last one.

Okay. There's a place I really want to work, but I have to apply in person.

I really need three things: transportation fare, laundromat money (I normally wash by hand, but this need to happen quickly) and a little appearance maintenance. Oh yes, and I have to head to the library to print out my resume.

I'll tell you what the job is after I get there. It's for a nearby Trader Joe's. Please help! I want to get this job before someone else gets it!

UPDATE (10:30AM): Need 250-300; have 75. No worries. I can at least get a little gas, appearance ($20; I'm low maintenance), and the copies. Tell your friends.

Oh, one thing: if you donate, let me know in comments or email where you land afterward. Thanks.

UPDATE: (3:15PM): Target reached, task completed, and back home. And I've edited the donation button. Thank you all and God bless you. Please pray for my success.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Down to Earth

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If you read anything today, read this.

Two great quotes:

Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization. I have shown in Antifragile how the knowledge we get by tinkering, via trial and error, experience, and the workings of time, in other words, contact with the earth, is vastly superior to that obtained through reasoning, something universities have been very busy hiding from us.
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Their three flaws: 1) They think in statics not dynamics, 2) they think in low, not high dimensions, 3) they think in actions, never interactions. 
The first flaw is that they are incapable in thinking in second steps and unaware of the need for it – and about every peasant in Mongolia, every waiter in Madrid, and every car service operator in San Francisco knows that real life happens to have second, third, fourth, nth steps. The second flaw is that they are also incapable of distinguishing between multidimensional problems and their single dimensional representations – like multidimensional health and its stripped, cholesterol-reading reduced representation. They can’t get the idea that, empirically, complex systems do not have obvious one dimensional  cause and effects mechanisms, and that under opacity, you do not mess with such a system. 

The 'they/their/them' pronouns refer to Interventionistas--those who promote the intervention by Western nations, specifically the USA, into countries like Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc., in order to remove tyrants and dictators. Regime change, in short.

The reason, however, that this essay excited me was that the author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, using foreign intervention as the example, articulated something which has been whirling around in my head for quite some time. The itch got scratched.

This was the itch: the segmented way in which too many people think. There is little to no consideration to what comes before an event, nor to speculation as to what will likely come afterward.  I've even been told that speculation is a bad thing.

Like the man said, cause-and-effect is not only quickly becoming a foreign concept, but often a scorned one when introduced into a conversation. People want what they want and don't want to hear bad examples and unexpected side effects accrued by those who've had identical desires,  and, obviously, don't want to think about bad outcomes they are likely to accrue in the future.

This manner of thinking is also known as insanity. Epidemic.

I was beginning to think that I was the one who was insane...and maybe I am about some things. But this? I don't think so.

This isn't a political issue, nor even an intellectual one, not really. Honestly? I think it's a spiritual issue. I may have to expound on that later.

I look forward to reading two of Mr. Taleb's books and they're on my hold list at the LA Public Library. If you're interested buying these, please use the widgets below.




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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schemes and Plans

Tomorrow, I'd like to record another episode of Ask Baldilocks, so I am soliciting questions. Also, in tomorrow's episode, I will include a couple of questions which I missed last week.

Sample of the camera/camera-operator quality
About the equipment I'm using: it's a built-in webcam in my four-year-old Asus laptop. We work with what we have and I'm grateful for that.

However, I'd appreciate any suggestions to improve the quality of the recording. And if you say "buy
a new camera," I hope that you would be kind enough to donate to that effort. 😊

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Don't Be a Tool of Your True Enemy

Finger-pointing is easy.
A few days back, I repeated my theory that everything which the Organized Left advocates leads to death and/or never-having-been-conceived and implied that such advocacy is one of the tools of the Enemy—Satan, that is. Got called a “whacko” for saying this. I’d call that a good sign.

(For those of you who think that my naming of the Enemy is condescending, you aren’t privy to the instances during which I’m discussion things Christian, get asked “who’s our enemy?” and must restrain myself from answering sarcastically.)

At any rate, I think that Leftist advocacies are meant for those who don’t believe in the God of the Bible. Most of these types of causes drive wedges between men and women, often for life.

However, the Enemy also has tools for those of us who do believe in the God of the Bible—different tools, but meant to cause the same thing: alienation between the sexes.

The Devil uses what’s in his character to use: accusation and pride.

I’ve argued about whether women should be pastors and a few of those with whom I’ve argued have been worthy and logical—and I can understand why some of them think that everything said by Paul of Tarsus was a commandment.*

But most have been emotional. For the record, I come down on the side of God's sovereignty; additionally, there are Joel 2:28-29 and Acts 2:17. I have been called a Leftist, a feminizer of the Gospel, and other unsavory, insulting things for my trouble.

But worse than the emotional and even the accusatory are these: people who see Eve’s sin as, somehow, worse than Adam’s and, therefore, use this as the reason that women may not be pastors. This kind of thinking is, and has been, an opened door to the idea that women are more sinful than men. It’s an old ruse and an old Big Lie told about God.

And the funniest thing about this way of thinking is that it's identical the Adam's pass-the-buck behavior, where Adam blamed God for Adam's part in the sin!
The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
Eve had choices and so did Adam. But, Adam--and some Christians--act like Eve shoved the fruit down Adam's throat.

It's identical to the Islamic attitude toward women: that we cause men to sin. But, worse, it implicitly denies that Jesus the Christ’s actions were sufficient to wipe away all sins and all curses from everyone…

Which is also what the Devil wants: denial of Jesus' works. It's a short road from casting blame to denial of the essence of God. Turn around and go back!

Who's guilty? We all are; guilty and equally worthy of death. That why Jesus exists.

*When I point out that some of Paul’s practical prescriptions for church-seeding in the early first-century Middle East were necessary for the cultures of that time and that place but that they were not commandments meant for all time, I often get accused of calling Paul a liar.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

About the Cleveland Shooter


He's just the tip of the iceberg when it come to how brutally black Americans treat each other. The only reason that there's an uproar is because people saw an old man shot in the face right in their living rooms and in their hot little hands. (The United Airlines story has the same driver.)

The high rate of abortion and the high rate of black-on-black murder are more than just related; they are evidence of the same phenomenon. They are manifestations of the same disease: self-abnegation.

Has there ever been a group of Americans that hates itself this much? That murders its children, its peers, its parents and its grandparents?

Those who hate blacks should just sit back and wait.

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Ask Baldilocks, Episode Two


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Could Be Just a Coincidence

Left: Syria's nuclear reactor. Right: After Israel remodeled it in 2007.
Recently, the USA launched Tomahawk missiles into Syria for cause and, as a follow-on, is in one of the perennial pissing matches with North Korea which always seems to end with NK firing off a dud missile. It's a pattern, almost like a three-act play.

These events got me to thinking about another time when Syria was on the receiving end of American-made missiles.
Operation Orchard was an Israeli airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria, which occurred just after midnight (local time) on September 6, 2007. The Israeli and U.S. governments imposed virtually total news blackouts immediately after the raid that held for seven months. The White House and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) subsequently confirmed that American intelligence had also indicated the site was a nuclear facility with a military purpose, though Syria denies this. A 2009 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) investigation reported evidence of uranium and graphite and concluded that the site bore features resembling an undeclared nuclear reactor. IAEA was initially unable to confirm or deny the nature of the site because, according to IAEA, Syria failed to provide necessary cooperation with the IAEA investigation.Syria has disputed these claims. Nearly four years later, in April 2011, the IAEA officially confirmed that the site was a nuclear reactor.
Of course, it wasn't the first time that Israel has taken the initiative against her enemies, but that isn't what I intend to draw attention to here.

Look who was helping Syria with her reactor.
North Korea has a penchant to proliferate to earn a living, and warning about this proliferation lies buried in Syria’s desert. There, at a remote location near the Euphrates, North Korean technicians were helping Syria build a covert nuclear reactor until Israel warplanes bombed it in September 2007.

This reactor, destroyed before it started operations, had no obvious civil applications. It was built in great secrecy and without the required notification to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Once destroyed by Israeli bombs, Syria quickly hid the remains from international scrutiny. Much of a neighboring hill was bulldozed over the reactor remains, and a new building erected on top.
Now, neither Kim Jong-un nor his father-predecessor Kim Jong-il have ever bothered with having a reasonable pretext to threaten its neighbors or the USA--at least not in public. But, I'm wondering if the American attack on Syria is Li'ler Kim's secret reason, coerced or not, for his present behavior.

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Risen, He Is


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Notice (UPDATED)

Thanks to all who have donated to this site. Could use exactly $120 more for my home Internet.

I still haven’t reached the target amount needed for a one month interval of time ($5000) to finish my second novel, Arlen’s Harem. No word yet on the permanent job mentioned in the last two out of three posts.

I have two subscribers. Can I get more? Of course if we go to war, many topics will become moot points, if not mute ones.

UPDATES:

12:00 PM PT: $10.00

LATER: Goal Met!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My March 2017 Post Digest From Da Tech Guy Blog


Peeling the Weaponized DOJ Onion
Soldiering On
Old, Old Story About Stories
The Talented Mister Obama
Keeping It Real
What's That Smell?
The Girl Can't Help It
BOHICA For Him, But Not For Them

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