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Bidding on the wall
There's a report on
Facebook that Granite Rock Construction, based in Watsonville, CA, is bidding on the anti-immigration wall that
has been proposed. Please don't. We hope Santa Cruz will have sanctuary cities and
a sanctuary county, in deed even if not ...

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Street feeding
Public spaces are
public places. Displacing those who are less entitled and
restricting access for some to public places enables the haves while
the have-nots stay lonely and go hungry

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About enshrining values in law
Utilitarian cost-benefit analyses bend and stretch ethics until they obscure the values of our community, elide our relationships with each other, and dissolve the social bonds on which concepts of state and governance are built. Yes, you are responsible fo...

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Inequality has been written into the DNA of civilization ever since humans first settled down to farm the land. Throughout history, only massive, violent shocks that upended the established order proved powerful enough to flatten disparities in income and w...

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Hyperbolic space
self-organizing is hyperbolic. When water hits air,
ocean wave interval patterns are a Fibonacci series. Some land
self-organizing follows Fibonacci patterns (sunflower). Some land
self-organizing is fractal. Might there be a
parallel in physics...

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Call 911
Call 911  Be afraid.       So you will turn to me      To PD Be afraid.      So that you forget your own strength      So that you forget how to create agreements      So that you lose discernment      So that you become helpless without me
Be afraid   ...

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On diagnosing mental illness
It used to be that diagnosing illness was the responsibility of medical professionals.

But now anyone can call public difference illness and delegate quick removal to conformity enforcement services.

Now we have a more bland mix in our melting pot.

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naive activism
... a lobby which has chosen disease as the simple explanation and restraint as the simple intervention for behaviors without a simple cause ...

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Wearables and more
Let us start to use emerging technologies and approaches which have the potential to shift health, medicine and biopharma from an intermittent and reactive physician-centric mode, to an era of more continuous data and a proactive approach in which the indiv...

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The more rules and laws, the more people delegate analysis and choice and common sense to compliance The existence of rules and laws lessens selecting the option to use analysis to determine one's own responsibility, to choose for oneself, so that soon the...
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