The Daily Blog Open Mic – 16th April 2024


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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    • I remember a very convincing tv item on how big yoghurt manufacturers stood out against efforts to reduce quite high sugar content in their healthy food which took the shine off the reputation being put forward for yoghurt.

  1. Debatable, but often the case.
    ‘If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.’ – Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894.

    • My grandfather helped a mentally troubled guy, the dude spread tosh about him, and eventually replaced him. Tosh goes the longest way in religion. My uncle didn’t fuck around when asked about granddad’s horrible last days in that ministership for the hundred year anniversary mag. Everyone in that town knew who he was talking about despite no name being mentioned. And since unca was a barrister on the way to QCdom, the prick was disproved. Decades after. How life is mostly. Keep your eyes open for the psychos, while never lessening your empathy.

      • Being wise. We need to be taught from an early age the 3 Chinese ways to wisdom I think espoused by Confucius.
        “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
        12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning
        The Open University › openlearn › 12-famous-confuci..

        You state the advantages of that knowledge as one would be able to spot the psycho’s methods and mindset. How life is mostly. Keep your eyes open for the psychos, while never lessening your empathy.

        I was thinking in the round today. Wondering why we haven’t been able to carry all ancient thinking and scholarly wisdom and philosophy forward and are seemingly going backward and opening the way for our mechanical toys to ‘master’ us!

        I typed the word ‘concrete’, then thought I would look up Roman concrete as I had heard it was strong but also lighter. Seems that it has bigger bits in it, but also if they had spare volcanic stuff it had good effects as well as being lighter. Then thought about Roman times and what they knew then that we are doing similar now. And the ancient civilisations, Iran (Persia) etc and how much their scholars and worker guilds knew,

        It seems that we have under-educated ourselves, driven by the Industrial Revolution and the concept of money as a Universal Bill of Exchange*. (Money is a sort of magic so why wouldn’t we be fascinated by these tokens virtually magic beans.)
        *A bill of exchange, a short-term negotiable instrument, is a signed, unconditional, written order binding one party to pay a fixed sum of money to another party on demand or at a predetermined date.
        bill of exchange | Wex | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
        LII / Legal Information Institute › Wex

        Why are money bills called bills? – Quora. In classical Latin bill means “bubble, boss, stud, amulet for the neck” (hence “seal”). Medieval Latin bulla “decree, seal, sealed document.” In English late 14c., “formal document; formal plea or charge (in a court of law); personal letter,” from Anglo-French bille.27 Oct 2018
        Why are money bills called bills? – Quora › Why-are-money-bills-called-bills

        Our politicians have become narrow in concept, money driven, not suitably and widely enough educated to be leaders society can look to for thoughtful, informed and wise decisions. They are vulnerable to the stratagems of the money-oriented and fall to the machinations or the behest of private over public interests. Businesses set up in accord with laws which government itself has introduced to govern methods and outcomes. But then business has undermined the concepts and led the country to laissez faire law with little control against excess.
        This is serious when it applies to a nation’s concerns and not just a private estate.
        What does the phrase poacher turned gamekeeper mean?
        [British] someone who has changed their job or opinion and now has one which seems the opposite of the one they had before.
        Definition of ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’ – Collins Dictionary › dictionary › english

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