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Bruce Marko
In the depths of winter I found within me there lay an invincible summer-Albert Camus
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Doing The Wave

There's interesting evidence that the Orion nebula has had several waves of star production, rather than producing stars all at once.

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Now here is an opportunity worth considering 

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I dig this...
Cool or what?
I found this online!

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The Sniper Riff

This is something I could riff on in the context of #TheSniperMind as there is an intrinsic link between the ego and empathy, and empathy should always remain a part of the executive function.

The ego acts as a kind of gate keeper to our perception of the self, both a defense mechanism and sum total of the hierarchical values we have assigned to groups of abstractions we use to make decisions, while empathy is the act of extending our self perception to another point of view.

In a sense emapthy can be viewed as the act of allowing someone or something else to use our ego, to project it beyond ourselves, but more than that, they become our ego. When we do that abstract values become real ones, illogical choices from one point of view suddenly make sense and demand an action.

The trick then in my mind isn't removing the ego from executive decision processes, but effectively and efficiently converting it into emapthy during the decision process which expands the number of models we consider before make a choice.

All of this, of course, happens in the smallest fractions of a second, the mind, arguably the greatest learning engine nature ever devised, just has to be trained on how to do it...
Steady, Aim, Fire!

This was a moment from +Thyratron SA's cognitive training day where we focused on how to remove the ego from our executive decision making. Now you may think a softgun has no place in that role but you'd be surprised to learn just how many of the brain's executive decision-making centers are engaged in what appears to be just a simple act. ;) 

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True Shame

Telling our children to boo the first black President in our history, of America for God's sake where being black could get you killed for sitting at the wrong lunch counter not even 60 years ago, is the most shameful thing a human being could have done with that office.

It's shameful, and any defense of it is shameful. To say the first black President of the United States that invented lynching wasn't going to have an uphill battle wether you ever agreed with him or not is disrespectfully ignorant of our history and to see a sitting President demand our children disrespect him is the lowest form of low there could ever be.

Don't defend that, don't share in that shame by defending blindly what you wish were true and ignoring the truth that really is...
Increasingly Unhinged Rhetoric

Marks Trump's public appearances. His appearance before the Boy Scouts was a prime example.

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Pretty cool analysis 
REVIEW- in view of what we have found "around the Earth".
Seeing the red Bulges of increased Gravitational attraction, Iceland's is due to the LaGrange influence of Hildas and Jupiter ("fixed" latitude, except for Precession- which broadens it to the SE);
Kalimantan-Borneo mini-craton is an Anomaly, which has risen and created the greatest expansion of "ripples in the pond"and Volcanoes on Earth;
Antarctica is another Craton- a fixed continent trying to seep out via the S. Shetland's archipelago; and the
Sink of Subcontinent India is an Antipode to the Antilles archipelago- which is Rising along with Yucatan's Chixculub at 89.6W longitude.
Study the "bulged Earth" to fit it into your own historical perspective:

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