Birth Pains and Blood Moons, Perfect Pitches, The Age of Ultron and You
TO MY AUDIENCE
SAINTS, SINNERS, AND IN-BETWEENS
Before you enter the confines of "THE PERFECT WENGERITE," here spread
out--for your inspection, at least; enlightenment, perhaps--halt one
brief moment. If the men and things to be encountered within are
real--did live or live now--you must deal with them one way. If these
embodiments are but figments of my mind and pen, you must regard them
from a different view-point. Therefore, before turning the page, it
behooves you to find for yourself an answer to the grave question:
Is it the truth that is dealt with here? In weighing the evidence
"Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against his will,
whose notion of Beauty always differs from yours
and whose means (strength, imagination, technique)
are often too limited to help you effectively!
What torment, to have your thinking
and your fantasy tied down by another person!"
- Alexander Alekhine
"I--I've never guessed there was such a thing as a Master Key, or--or a
Demon of Electricity (Happyness), and--and I'm awfully sorry I--I called you up!"
stammered the boy, abashed by the imposing appearance of his companion.
The Demon actually smiled at this speech,--a smile that was almost
Ultron: Did you know this church was built in the exact center of the city? The elders decreed it so everyone could be equally close to God. I like that. The geometry of belief. [pause] You're wondering why you can't look inside my head.
Wanda Maximoff: Sometimes it's hard. But sooner or later every man shows himself.
[Ultron stands and reveals himself]
Ultron: Oh, I'm sure they do. But you needed something more than a man. That's why you let Stark take the scepter.
Wanda Maximoff: I didn't expect…[nods at Ultron] But I saw Stark's fear. I knew it would control him. Make him self-destruct.
Ultron: Everyone creates the thing they dread. Men of peace create engines of war. Invaders create avengers. People create…smaller people? Uhh... Children! [chuckling] Lost the word there. Children. Designed to supplant them. To help them…end.
Wanda Maximoff: Is that why you've come? To end the Mancunians?
Ultron: I've come to save the world! But also…yeah.
Now if any one consider these things,
he will find that God takes care of mankind,
and by all ways possible foreshows to our race what is for their preservation;
but that men perish by those miseries
which they madly and voluntarily bring upon themselves;
For the Jews, by demolishing the tower of Antonia,
had made their temple four-square,
while at the same time they had it written in their sacred oracles,
"That then should their city be taken,
as well as their holy house,
when once their temple should become four-square."
But now, what did the most elevate them in undertaking this war,
was an ambiguous oracle that was also found in their sacred writings,
how," about that time, one from their country
should become governor of the habitable earth."
The Jews took this prediction to belong to themselves in particular,
and many of the wise men were thereby deceived in their determination.
However, it is not possible for men to avoid fate,
although they see it beforehand.
But these men interpreted some of these signals
according to their own pleasure,
and some of them they utterly despised,
until their madness was demonstrated,
both by the taking of their city and their own destruction.
excerpted: Wars of the Jews by Mad Flava
PENITENCE AND PUNISHMENT
THIS TROLLOSPHERE IS DEDICATED
TO PUNISHMENT: that public indignation may be so aroused against the
practices of high finance that it shall come to be as culpable to graft
and cozen within the law as it is lawless to-day to counterfeit and
TO PENITENCE: that in the minds of all who read this eventful history
there may grow up a knowledge and a conviction that the gaining of vast
wealth is not worth the sacrifice of manhood, and that poverty and
abstinence with honor are better worth having than millions and luxury
at the cost of candor and rectitude.
Arsenal manager explains why he didn't sign a centre forward this summer
11 Sep 2015
Arsene Wenger has blamed the high-quality pitches on which young footballers learn to play for a shortage of strikers across Europe that he regards as the most acute in recent history...
Having failed this summer to find a suitable centre-forward, Wenger on Friday identified a wider trend of European nations producing vast quantities of creative midfielders at the expense of strikers and defenders. “We now produce good technical players because there are nice pitches,” said Wenger.
An alternative view is that: your potential world footballer/striker (usually) of the year, is maybe!, on the floor! of your local! "Planned" Parenthood?!, or parted out to fullfill the latest Mengelian transhuman dream.
FIFA World Player of the Year inaugurated in 1991 so it is potentially and likely revisionist crap for those with an abreviated view of history.
|#||Country||First place||Second place||Third place|
|1||Brazil||8 (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007)||3 (1993, 1997, 1998)||3 (2000, 2003, 2006)|
|2||France**||3 (1998, 2000, 2003)||4 (1991, 2003, 2004, 2006)||2 (1997*, 2002)|
|3||Portugal||2 (2001, 2008)||2 (2000, 2009)||1 (2007)|
|4||Italy||2 (1993, 2006)||1 (1995)||1 (1994)|
|5||Argentina||1 (2009)||2 (2007, 2008)||1 (1999)|
|6||Germany||1 (1991)||1 (2002)||2 (1992, 1995)|
|7||Liberia||1 (1995)||1 (1996)||0|
|8||Netherlands**||1 (1992)||0||2 (1993, 1997*)|
|9||England**||0||3 (1999, 2001, 2005)||2 (1991, 1996)|
|10||Bulgaria||0||2 (1992, 1994)||0|
|11||Spain||0||0||3 (2001, 2008, 2009)|
If you have eyes to see there is a correlation here somewhere...
In statistics, dependence is any statistical relationship between two random variables or two sets of data.
Correlation refers to any of a broad class of statistical relationships involving dependence.
Familiar examples of dependent phenomena include the correlation between the physical statures of parents and their offspring, and the correlation between the demand for a product and its price.
Correlations are useful because they can indicate a predictive relationship that can be exploited in practice.
A luncheon conversation with Dr. Mary Gatter, who currently serves as president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood’s Pasadena abortion clinic.
In the now famous video, Gatter is heard haggling over the price she will charge for intact fetal body parts and is concerned that she will be “low-balled.” She asks for at least $75 per specimen, but wants to see what other Planned Parenthood abortionists are getting to make sure she gets similar compensation so she can buy an expensive sports car.
“It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation, so let me just figure out what others are getting and if this is in the ballpark, that’s fine. If it’s still low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini,” Gatter laughed.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
who announces shalom, who brings good news of happiness,
who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”