Monday, October 02, 2017

Good Morning, America (or Hello, Goodbye)

Here's the News Roundup (ready).

  Roundup ready is a pesticide or herbicide, possibly made by Mansanto.
  They use it up in West Va where i just was.  Quite a trip.
  I hear UK parliament just banned Monsanto lobbyists from being in there---this may be similar to a 'lockout' done by companies who don't want union organizing in their shops. So, they are denying the right of lobbyists to work.  How are these lobbyists going to make a living, say 500G$ /year if they can't talk to someone else's representatives? Its their job. They  produce laws, and roundup ready produces crops.
   Saw some studies (one fairly recent one by a math biologist in the midwest ) that say either pesticides or global warming is leading to major losses in nutrients in crops.

  OJ got out of jail.  I was going to buy some OJ, but instead got some AJ, and apple cider. (I was at my relatives' place and couldnt sleep so i found some apple cider in frig and had some---decided to buy some after i got out of hospital. They took me there since i thought i might have broken my leg in West Va doing something very stupid---running across a rocky creek at night.  It turned out it was just something like a torn ligament, but it did mean i couldnt walk for almost 2 days. Still limping, and wonder if i always will like i always have.)
  Did OJ do it? or LAPD?

  NPR had a sotry on 'youth sports'. Its a multibillion dollar industry.  They interviewed some parents ---some said they were trying to decide whether it was a good idea to spend 10,000$/yr fo sports gear for their kids, or save that for college tuition. Of course the chance is they can get a free ride (scholarship) if the sports works out.
  I hated sports--a few 'bullying' incidents in elementary school  made me decide  to choose hiking instead. Also i get to see the country and didnt quite see the point of running up and down a field for 2 hours. But that may be like alot of math and music ---- i just dont get it.

   Probably that IQ issue. If you have an IQ (something you are born with, or not) then you know making say 30$Million playing a game is smart --- and you can 'give back'--sit on your knee so others can be free, to go to a casino in Reno (or Las Vegas).  Free at last, no money down. Promote science, by donating your brain so someone getting a PhD can study your CTE.

  Over at Sam Harris.com ('all  new' atheists in old bottles)  there is an amusing 'sh_tfest' about some news story about a judge in France deciding to dismiss rape charges against a 28 year old man involved with an 11 year old girl. Instead of a long term, he just gets 5 years or so for breaking another law. Most of the discussion was about whether this was a 'feminist' issue or an 'egalitarian' or 'human rights' one.

   I was wondering if i should donate to Peurto Rico. On NPR some biologists were down there checking out the 'wreckage' in the forests, and saw after 9 days there is new green stuff coming up.

  Someone writing on Alan Turing discussed some quote of his about consciousness and continuity.  I pointed them to a related discussion www.erikphoel.com   Everything is a limit theorem.


Good Morning America, pt 2.

It may have made it into 40's last nite---thats good news.

I hear some 'fake news' about some shooting in las vegas.

Almost all reasonable people follow John Lott (we are disciples, its our lot --like the bible---language, ontology, topology) so we know that  'more guns, less crime'.  Lott has PhD from UCLA (likely david friedman signed off on that, son of milton, the author) and taught at Yale, U Chicago, U md, etc. Baltimore has had 268 murders this year--proves more guns less crime . WMAL DC off wisconsin ave teaches this.One of most productive businesses in Wash DC---other people are just beurocrats , making money pushing paper---people at WMAL make money--money talks, bs walks.).

They are calling this 'domestic terrorism'--killing 50 people at a country music show.

Actually as reasonable authorites  with Ivy credentials pointed  out this was a 'preventive strike'.  Most of those 'music fans' likely were planning to nuke the USA. 'Country boys will survive' (hank wms jr). Nobody checked those 'country music fans' for nuclear weapons at the door. So one had to do a preventive strike. (Most music shows require you leave your weapons outside---hide em in a trash can or something, dont mess up the fun).

WMAL is now pointing out this shooting was due to abortion, contraception, and lack of religion. Possibly some of those people were using contraception and didnt go to church and give 10% to help pay for church service for the needy---buy the preacher a BMW and vacation trip, and  pay his or her legal bills when sued for abuse.  'safe the children'.