Over hundreds of thousands of years our species evolved a pervasive classical perception.
This perception is so entrenched that far too many of us really think, "What you see is what you get."
While this is good enough for everyday activities,
including flying to the Moon,
it is profoundly inadequate for really comprehending Reality.
About one hundred years ago we started figuring out that reality is, at a deeper level, quantum mechanical.
To go beyond a superficial understanding of the universe
we must break free of the classical constraints
our evolutionary past has imposed upon us.
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This is the first time Turbo Encabulator was recorded with picture. I shot this in the late 70's at Regan Studios in Detroit on 16mm film. The narrator and writer is Bud Haggert. He was the top voice-over talent on technical films. He wrote the script because he rarely understood the technical copy he was asked to read and felt he shouldn't be alone. We had just finished a production for GMC Trucks and Bud asked since this was the perfect setting could we film his Turbo Encabulator script. He was using an audio prompter referred to as "the ear". He was actually the pioneer of the ear. He was to deliver a live speech without a prompter. After struggling in his hotel room trying to commit to memory he went to plan B. He recorded it to a large Wollensak reel to reel recorder and placed it in the bottom of the podium. With a wired earplug he used it for the speech and the "ear" was invented. Today every on-camera spokesperson uses a variation of Bud's innovation. Dave Rondot (me) was the director and John Choate was the DP on this production. The first laugh at the end is mine. My hat's off to Bud a true talent.
William H. Gates III
In 2017 an 18-year-old man was caught stealing a tie, a dress shirt, and a pair of socks from a Walmart store in Toronto, Canada.
Walmart reported the incident and Police Constable Niran Jeyanesan had a conversation with the man.
Rather than arrest him, Constable Jeyanesan decided to buy the young man some new clothes to wear to his job interview.
Four days later, the young man was given a job.
William H. Gates III
For a revolution involve black people. For reform involve white people.
If you expose someone's malfeasance, you didn't get them into trouble, they did that to themselves.
Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 15, 2020
If that doesn't convince you we need a wealth tax, I'm not sure what will.
If you don't understand why I would never consider voting for Biden, you either don't know Biden, or you find him to be an acceptable candidate to represent your point of view.
I know Biden for his positions and voting record over many years. Biden is not better than Trump by any meaningful measure. We need to be looking to improve the situation in this country. Neither of these candidates has anything to offer to repair the damage done over the past several decades. Neither is capable of speaking truth to power.
Perhaps we may someday have an opportunity to participate in developing details of how we can create a more just society. I don't hold out much hope for that becoming a Reality.
A less than honest interpretation of "I will never tell you how to vote, if I do, don't listen to me." was posted on line in 2020.
I have some friends in South Dakota that would like to understand the response they get for protesting, while on their tribal lands, the Keystone XL pipeline.
Be sure to distinguish between the literal "burning down businesses" versus the metaphorical "burning down businesses" that is a part of our oh so very civilized society.
And, just for fun: explain Civil Forfeiture.
Trump did not like Greta's UN speech of 23 September 2019. She used his words to update her profile.
Greta received the Time: Person of the Year award, 11 December 2019. She used Trump's words to update her profile.
Conservatives are not capable of learning the truth, nor can they understand the concept of advocacy.