Monthly Archives: July 2013

Regressives spin socialism on Obamacare now, Medicare then

You’ve heard the bullshit, how it’s big government socialism. Requiring people to get insurance to line the pockets of insurance companies is socialism? It’s the tired rhetoric we heard from Reagan when Medicare came into existence. Al Sharpton provides video … Continue reading

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Loy sauce

Continuing in the states/stages/lattice thread, I’m also using Loy’s history of Buddhism, as it arose during the Axial period when egoic rationality was on the rise (see here and here). In this post I quote Loy: “Shunyata is not ‘nothingness’ … Continue reading

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Groundswell: A regressive stategy group revealed

See David Corn’s Mother Jones article. Groundswell realizes they’re losing the framing battle so they’re plotting to undermine the liberal agenda at all costs. They’ve been trying to remain under the radar but Corn exposes them in this exclusive. They … Continue reading

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Petition to not bargain with liars on Medicare

I added the following comments to my signature: I fail to understand why you’d cut Medicare benefits as a concession to Republicans. And make no mistake about it; chained CPI is exactly that. Why would you trust Republicans anyway that … Continue reading

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Integral anti-capitalism continued

From the ongoing featured IPS discussion, in response to Pascal’s latest post: I share your mixed feelings about “the people,” for it depends on their center of gravity (COG) as to whether their actions are beneficial or destructive. I will … Continue reading

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Some recap on ego, integration & beyond

Continuing in the states/stages/lattice thrread, some recap posts. In terms of what I mean by ‘ego’ is the rational (formop) ego. Cook-Greuter lists various stages of ‘ego’ development in the usual broad range. Or what Damasio might call the narrative self … Continue reading

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Desilet on kosmic addressing

Continuing from the last post, this Desilet article pre-dates the kennilingus semiotics paper but is applicable nonetheless, since kosmic addressing is still the key. Especially of the Awakened ones. In the article Desilet criticizes Wilber’s earlier work in IS but as … Continue reading

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Lane responds to Wilber’s integral semiotics

From David Lane’s recent IW piece “Ken Wilber’s eye.” He is commenting of Kennilingam’s latest on integral semiotics: “He tends to confuse experience with its causation-reality, forgetting in the process of how easy it is for anyone to be deceived … Continue reading

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A new kind of corporation for public benefit

See Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s article on a new law to be enacted August 1 in his State. A few excerpts: “On July 17, I signed into law a bill enabling the formation of a new type of corporation that … Continue reading

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Senator Sanders on Wal-Mart, king of the welfare queens

From Bernie Buzz: “In the midst of all the discussion about welfare reform, it turns out that the major welfare beneficiary in our country is the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame. The wealthiest family in America is worth more than … Continue reading

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