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29
Jul 2012
7:35 PM EDT
   

The Right Time - When ?

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/29/the-ups-and-downs-of-the-israel-u-s-relationship/#comment-270431

Their "needs" to be the "right time" in order to let "us" actually start a "new" process that can lead to a "resolution" - until then, we probably will just have to be "patient", regardless of the "arguments" that continue endlessly as "we" plod along on the "path" towards the "future"!

-The Old Goat-
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29
Jul 2012
10:19 AM EDT
   

Power to Voters - Always, in a Democracy!

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/27/time-to-face-facts-on-gun-control/#comment-268869

Just a "Reminder" - "Laws" can be put "On", or "Laws" can be "Revised" or "Deleted", put, in our Democracy, the "Power", always has the "Key" for the other folks, and me, to "Vote" with!


-The Old Goat-
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27
Jul 2012
9:11 AM EDT
   

CLAMORING?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/07/poll-only-half-say-obama-is-a-christian/1?csp=Dailybriefing#.gmail

I WANT TO KNOW - WHY THERE CONTINUES TO BE SUCH A "CLAMORING" ABOUT "THIS" - WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY, MANY, MANY "OTHER" THINGS TO "FIX"?

-The Old Goat-
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27
Jul 2012
8:51 AM EDT
   

PERHAPS?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/07/voula-papachristou-olympic-ban/1?csp=sports#.gmail

There seems to be a more rapid "concern" about many things, in our Earth Planet - perhaps, "we" are getting tired of the "same old thing", and want "us" to "try better", PERHAPS!

-The Old Goat-
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27
Jul 2012
8:22 AM EDT
   

No Wanting - No Seeing!

Papa Foote Belleville, MI http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/science/earth/strong-storms-threaten-ozone-layer-over-us-study-says.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120727

Good Morning,

The "Weather" seems much more interesting to our Earth Planet, as we find our scientific ability growing with bigger "jumps" - I love this stuff, even if it is concerning, because if we don't "want" to "see", we wont be able to try to make it better!

-The Old Goat-
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25
Jul 2012
6:14 AM EDT
   

ABSENT VOTING - Use Only The US Postal Sevice!

ABSENT VOTING - BE SURE TO ONLY USE THE US POSTAL SERVICE - NOTHING ELSE, INCLUDING E-MAIL, MAY NOT BE COUNTED FOR YOU!

By Paul B. Southerland, AP

"...A lone voter marks her ballot at Precinct 111 in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 26...".

By Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY

Updated: 07/25/2012 12:21am

States trying to make it easier for troops overseas to vote have set up voting systems that are vulnerable to hacking when they allow voters to return ballots online, via e-mail, or Internet fax, says a state-by-state report to be released today.

The report, Counting Votes 2012, by the Verified Voting Foundation and Common Cause Education Fund, says all states should require overseas ballots to be mailed because even faxed ballots can't be independently audited. "They're trying to do a calculus and make it easy for the voter, and they may not realize the great risk they're putting those votes at," says Pam Smith of the Verified Voting Foundation, a group that advocates accuracy and verifiability of election returns.

The report also rates states on their ability to accurately count votes, and it warns that progress away from paperless voting ”which leaves nothing to recount in a dispute” has been halted by the lagging economy. That's a concern as the nation heads for what is likely to be a very close presidential election in November.

The report, an update of a 2008 study, says the least-prepared states to handle voting system problems are Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Top marks for preparedness go to Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Copyright 2012 USA TODAY

-From The Old Goat-

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25
Jul 2012
3:10 PM EDT
   

Its Free - just click!

http://explore.org/#!/videos/player/hi-guardians-of-the-sea-lifeguard-legends

You can see this "Lifeguard Legends" "A must see for all surf lovers", and many other "films" on this: explore.org - it's WONDERFUL - IT'S FREE, just "click" on the "top line" above!

-The Old Goat-
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23
Jul 2012
6:31 PM EDT
   

The Power Within Us!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/07/23/holmes-lawyer-family-supports-him.gmail

I have been thinking about "this", and the other "earlier" moments in "history" - some, single "events", some much longer, that are terribly bad for many folks in our Earth Planet!

Now, we usually think for a while, then settle back into our own little pathway, focusing on our own daily things - saying something like "...I guess we were lucky this time..." or something else!

So, perhaps, not just the "leaders" will try again for something better - but all those other folks (like you and me) will also "try again" for something better!

The "Power" is always within ourselves - to TRY AGAIN FOR SOMETHING BETTER if "we" want to!

-The Old Goat-
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23
Jul 2012
12:57 PM EDT
   

Contracts-Federal/State!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-samuelson-the-medicaid-albatross/2012/07/22/gJQAAgp42W_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

Yes, "contracts" between the States and the Federal governments - what a wonderful day it could be, instead of "hate", "anger", and "feuding" that is everywhere now!

-The Old Goat-
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22
Jul 2012
5:53 PM EDT
   

Hello, Yes, thinking about "this" history - it seems that each person needs to understand these "choices" (arm yourself, when you need to - or always look for Pacifistic alternatives, if there are any), and let each person decide, and let each go there own way, and STOP ARGUING! -- Take care, Papa Foote, The Old Goat
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22
Jul 2012
12:34 PM EDT
   

Good Thinking from The Sisters!

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156858223/an-american-nun-responds-to-vatican-condemnation?ft=3#commentBlock

I like to see and hear good thinking - especially, from "Sisters"!

-The Old Goat-
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22
Jul 2012
10:33 AM EDT
   

Try Again - To Be Better!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/22/joe-paterno-statue-penn-state_n_1692683.html?igoogle=1

For my own "thinking" of "monuments", and any other "memorabilia's", they should always be "left" as a "reminder" - as it looks to be like this one will probably be able to be "remembered" too! It's important to "remember" both the "good" and the "bad" - so "we" can "try again" to be better!

-The Old Goat-
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22
Jul 2012
10:29 AM EDT
   

Again, Again, and Again!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/22/colorado-shooter-james-holmes-family-history-goes-back-to-the-mayflower.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat+Sheet

I guess this "paragraph" needs" to be remembered - "AGAIN", "AGAIN", and "AGAIN" in this article, and other-ways!

-The Old Goat-
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21
Jul 2012
8:47 AM EDT
   

FOLKS from the BOTTOM to the TOP need it to WORK!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/politics/in-black-liquor-a-cautionary-tale-for-deficit-reduction.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120721

Dear Reader,

Just a short memo about "Tax Holes", and any other "Tricky" way around the "Truth" or the "Good Intent" that "Leaders" use to get around "Corners" - their is NO WAY, if you want to be HONEST!

This means YOU, and ME, as well as the LEADERS - their is NO WAY, if anyone wants to be HONEST - remember, it takes the FOLKS from the BOTTOM to the TOP to make it WORK!


-The Old Goat-
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20
Jul 2012
8:58 AM EDT
   

Try Again!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/arts/design/bronx-river-now-flows-by-parks.html?pagewanted=3&hp

One of my "family" just sent this article to me - now, I need to send "others" that want to take the time too "thoughtfully think"! Then, if you want to "care", just "try again" - it's only two "choices" that you need to balance out, "care" or "not care"! -The Old Goat-

From a paragraph of the article:

"... The transformation has involved an alphabet soup of public entities and local organizations like Rocking the Boat, Sustainable South Bronx, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Partnership for Parks and the Bronx River Alliance. The Bloomberg administration has made the project a special priority. The South Bronx illustrates how government, although it can be obstructionist and infuriating, is also indispensable to urban improvement. Different federal administrations have mandated cooperation by often competing agencies. Dozens of community groups have subordinated their own pet interests to cleaning the river and creating parks..."
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19
Jul 2012
7:04 PM EDT
   

From: Cheat+Sheet!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/07/19/ex-campaign-chief-condemns-bachmann.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_afternoon&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_afternoon&utm_term=Cheat+Sheet

"...Rollins writes that Bachmann's accusation is "extreme and dishonest,"..."!

-The Old Goat-
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19
Jul 2012
9:42 AM EDT
   

Sociology - Try Again!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-romney-and-obamas-relevant-debate-over-americas-future/2012/07/18/gJQAjVhSuW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

Fareed Zakaria has many thoughtful, "thinking's" - but, I find the "clamor" continuing, from the "antiquity" through the "present", and probably continuing into the "future" - perhaps, "yes", perhaps "no"! Socrates, then Plato, then many others, "trekking" through the "path" of history, trying to find the solutions to sociology - "we" have not found the answers yet, perhaps, "we" won't find them in the future either! My "tack" for me, the Old Goat, seems to be that the "key" is to continue to study "Sociology", like "explorers", and TRY AGAIN, and AGAIN, and AGAIN to re-shape the "solutions" as best as "we" can - and HOPE!
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18
Jul 2012
7:03 AM EDT
   

Everyone Should Be!

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/07/kobe-bryant-on-president-obama-pda-is-not-for-everybody/1?csp=sports#.gmail

I like this "stuff" - it's "down to the people" level of our Earth Planet, where everyone should be!

-The Old Goat-
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18
Jul 2012
5:37 PM EDT
   

No Final Answer!

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156872687/debt-debt-and-more-debt-is-democracy-to-blame?ft=3#commentBlock

"Plato" is quoted here, but I like to "balance" my thinking with my own thoughts! History, from centuries back, through the present, have still not been able to come up with the "answer"! Obviously, there is no "right" answer! As our little Earth Planet shrinks, as the population becomes more crowded, our "Leaders" just have to get together and TRY! But, remember, there is no "final" answer - as the World spins into each future day, the "Leaders" have to "re-balance" their thoughts and thinking, collectively, in order to make things better for everyone! It's the ONLY WAY - DAILY!

-The Old Goat-
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18
Jul 2012
2:26 AM EDT
   

Real-time vs. Mythology

July 18, 2012 (1:42AM)

Real time vs Mythology

"Real time" - (Wikipedia)

Real time within the media is a method of narratology wherein events are portrayed at the same rate that the audience experiences them. For example, if a movie told in real-time is two hours long, then the plot of that movie covers two hours of fictional time. If a daily real-time comic strip runs for six years, then the characters will all be six years older at the end of the strip than they were at the beginning. This technique can be enforced with varying levels of precision. In some stories, such as 24, every minute of screen time is a minute of fictional time. In other stories, such as the daily comic strip For Better or For Worse, each day's strip does not necessarily correspond to a new day of fictional time, but each year of the strip does correspond to one year of fictional time.

"Mythology" - (Wikipedia)

The term "mythology" can refer either to the study of myths (e.g., comparative mythology), or to a body or collection of myths (a mythos, e.g., Inca mythology).[1] In folkloristics, a myth is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form,[2] although, in a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story.[3] Bruce Lincoln defines myth as "ideology in narrative form."[4] Myths typically involve supernatural characters and are endorsed by rulers or priests. They may arise as overelaborated accounts of historical events, as allegory for or personification of natural phenomena, or as an explanation of ritual. They are transmitted to convey religious or idealized experience, to establish behavioral models, and to teach.

"My Thinking" - (My Self)

If seems that "fact" often starts out almost like "Real-time"- until it is changed because "fact" has "changed" to an "update" for the next "Real-time" thinking about something! For instance:

• We thought that the "Earth Planet" was at the "center" of our Solar System - Now, we know that the "Sun" is in the "center" of the System!

• We thought that the "Earth Planet" was "flat" - Now, we know it is "not"!

We can change these things, when we know, or think we know we want to! At anytime in our history, or present, or future, "we" have the "wheel" - able to go "forward" or "backward". It is "our" choice, everyday - I am trying, are you?

-The Old Goat-
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    About Me: "The Old Goat" Since my Joanna has let go of her life, Charlie (my little companion dog) and I (Papa Foote, "The Traveling Man") were still walking down the "road of live" - smelling the thoughts of the world. But now, since my stroke has started to creep into my old body, my mind is still with the "Eagles Flying Higher" but mostly, I just want to try to squeeze my thinking and writing into just a few words that count towards a better world - like no more anger and selfish thinking that comes from warring between human clans instead of helping each other in our World! My choices are my own - from my inner-self! "Thoughts" Plant Kiindness and Harvest Love Beware of Charlatans* *False expert: Somebody who falsely claims a special skill or expertise - Early 17th century: "to babble, patter," an imitation of the sound of empty talk! Keep Your Mind Open and Balanced Try To Be True To Your Inner-Self "Facts" Some "Facts" are actually truths that we are able to uncover and understand! Some "Facts" are only truths until something changes as we become able to understand more! Some "Facts" will never become truths because we will never be able to understand! "So" That is why the human mind has trouble with "factual conclusions"! "I'm Slowing Down - But Still Thinking" An Old Goat - Still Trying - As The World Cycles Forward (Never Back) - Leaning Forward Progressively - But Still In The Balance - Looking For The Better Path to The Future!