Friday, January 31, 2014

Govt Shut down

So you don't know what the US govt shutdown means to you?

Let me tell you a story... a long time ago it what now seems like a parallel universe, we were working for these megalithic chomping countries who had these mission statements that sounded like those Star Trek "Space...." monologues. Companies, with all their names, were equal to the man in the street; though run by the man not in the street, who we could aspire to be or be like if we worked hard enough or even maybe be mistaken for. Companies facilitated your aspirations. And Govt was their buddy, the one who encouraged us and who's door was always open.

Then companies screwed us, and Govts said "get back together, this changes nothing - you all can keep living together", filled Companies' pockets full of cash for a seafood dinner we would knew we would never see. I feel like a trollop, and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Something was not proven in the crisis and bailouts that began in 2008 (2007 for those in the adv course), a tenant of our beliefs on which so much is built upon; that everything fixes itself without a structure to communicate with the man who is not in the street. Now that the illusion has eroded around the world, and we can see that all that business activity and economic incentive is actually Govt's demand to make itself relevant through facilitating the "social welfare needs"-paradigm. Who is, then, incentivised to create the grassroots crisis? Where is that crisis? Does the world stagnate without a crisis? Or does innovation and awesomeness just spew so early 90-tv-esque like it did when the US ran a surplus in the late 90s? You remember that? Well, guess what - that's not going to happen again. This is broke, de el-permo. In fact, capitalism that spurs innovation does not have the carrying capacity for everyone. Yes, we have chosen something that leaves people behind; and we've also shot ourselves in the foot by making euthanasia illegal - don't laugh, there are few less evils out there and making capitalism our choice is one in the same. The pursuit of markets is not going to deliver for everyone. The Govt shutdown is the end of the game, because a default on the US's det limit is looming in October. The whole experiment of having the US Dollar as the global reserve currency (not one that the whole world agreed to try out) is now reaching another fork in the road, the 5th in as many years; if on the 17th of October the  US decides anything - it does not matter what it will be - the effects will something that is beyond the computational power and ability on the face of the planet. It is likely that OPEC would be no more in one year, that we would have an alternative currency to the U$ for international trade of some form, and that a populace would benefit from reducing all forms of credit and or by keeping credit usage very low. Then, taxes were seen as what facilitated 


say for example you knew that orange oros tasted really bad, and all you had to do is tell the world in order to bring the orosman to his knees, would you do it from a-top of the hill, in a loud voiced and overbearing manner? [disclaimer: I am a fan of oros, and my opinions are merely my own.]

I left my Love in San Franciso

That's okay - I was bored, anyway

[So she said...]
Up in the San Francisco where the forest meets the bridge 
I thought I saw you standing there and them you fell into the well
But that was many years ago and I am so much older now 
My brother is a soldier now 
I can't see the many how, I moved up in the wind 
And you - swimming up tide;  or just to the hand radio stations 

[And i thought...]
I left my love in San Francisco 
That's okay, I was bored anyway 
I left my love in a room 
That's okay, I was born in L.A. 

I left my love in San Francisco 
That's okay, I was bored anyway 
I left my love in a field 
That's okay, I was born in L.A. 

And we're restricting on this field 
That Jesus came from Israel 
Isaac followed the sacred cow 
So not to wake up, sparrow splashing mud 

But that was many years from now 
And I hope from here on now 
I always seemed to want to shout 
Your eyes are like a cup of tea and sending into the sun with me 

You swimming upstream or just tuning into new sensations 
I was broken and we're broken 

I left my love in San Francisco 
That's okay, I was bored anyway 
I left my love in the room 
That's okay, I was born in L.A. 

I left my love in San Francisco 
That's okay, I was bored anyway 
I left my love in a field 
That's okay, I was born in L.A.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Dr Haruko Obokata explains how she nearly gave up on the project when fellow researchers didn't believe what she had found." Amazings. Organ-regeneration inside the body. I hear people in gene-biotech are pop, lock and dropping! 'But what does that mean?'

The most advanced field of gene-therapy is the administration of therapies; not the therapies themselves. If this discovery leads to treatments within, say, 10 years clinics and laboratories can cash in over the long-term thanks to the on-going treatment nascent to atypical 'internal organ regeneration'-therapy. Before yesterday, the business horizon for genetic and human biotech firms was to innovate at the peak of the technological frontier, off load the innovation for production and public testing, retire the staff as 'legends' and start again - every >10 years. Now, with a broader base of services - more firms can afford the risks of break-through; and the diversification of firms can only mean good things for the future of the science.

Don't wait.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Gates to Moyo

Bill Gates: ignorant of the long term effects of 'free aid', will effect short term change tomorrow. Dambisa Moyo: a structural laissez-faire revolutionary says aid cripples government policy renewal, and who may or may not hold a financial position on Vultures Inc. I am concerned with how it is that Gates' letter obviously avoids areas of contention with Moyo's extensively researched work, Dead Aid. It's not the cool aid that you expect, when reading an NPGO Letter and I am afraid that the pictures used are particularly distasteful; neither are they indicative of the great work Mrs and Mr Gates are doing. I am afraid I stand strong with Moyo regarding reform and I think that the Gates believes in their providence and the false choices of aid.

It's sad, but they are both welcome.