Papa Foote, The Old Goat

 
    
14
Jun 2012
3:43 PM EDT
   

OFTEN!

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/137e6c15d3b89ad0

I know, but I really like space stuff - like the movie, "stuff" becomes a "real" time thing, OFTEN!

The Old Goat
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13
Jun 2012
7:25 AM EDT
   

INSANE!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/11/us/georgia-kkk-highway/index.html?on.cnn=1

gob�ble�de�gook   [gob-uhl-dee-gook] Show IPA noun language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand: the gobbledegook of government reports. Synonyms gibberish, doubletalk, bosh, mumbo jumbo.

This is for the "INSANE" to "TRY"!!!:

"We're not racists," Chambers said Monday. "We just want to be with white people. If that's a crime, then I don't know. It's all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it."

-From The Old Goat-
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11
Jun 2012
8:27 AM EDT
   

Do We Care?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

Today, It seems appropriate, because "we" live on Earth Planet, and probably "care" for others (or just ourselves!), to go back to the history of Democracy and reflect:

The Old Goat

Democracy (from Greek: Δημοκρατία, from δῆμος [dÄ“mos], „Masses", and κρατία [krat�a], „Rule", literal: Rules of the Masses) is an egalitarian form of government in which all the citizens of a nation together determine public policy, the laws and the actions of their state, requiring that all citizens (meeting certain qualifications) have an equal opportunity to express their opinion. In practice, "democracy" is the extent to which a given system approximates this ideal, and a given political system is referred to as "a democracy" if it allows a certain approximation to ideal democracy. Although no country has ever granted all its citizens (i.e. including minors) the vote, most countries today hold regular elections based on egalitarian principles, at least in theory. The most common system that is deemed "democratic" in the modern world is parliamentary democracy in which the voting public takes part in elections and chooses politicians to represent them in a Legislative Assembly. The members of the assembly then make decisions with a majority vote. A purer form is direct democracy in which the voting public makes direct decisions or participates directly in the political process. Elements of direct democracy exist on a local level and on exceptions on national level in many countries, though these systems coexist with representative assemblies. The term comes from the Greek word δημοκρατία (dÄ“mokrat�a) "rule of the people",[1] which was coined from δῆμος (dÄ“mos) "people" and κρατία (kratia) "rule", in the middle of the 5th-4th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC.[2] Other cultures since Greece have significantly contributed to the evolution of democracy such as Ancient Rome,[3] Europe,[3] and North and South America.[4] The concept of representative democracy arose largely from ideas and institutions that developed during the European Middle Ages and the Age of Enlightenment and in the American and French Revolutions.[5] The right to vote has been expanded in many jurisdictions over time from relatively narrow groups (such as wealthy men of a particular ethnic group), with New Zealand the first nation to grant universal suffrage for all its citizens in 1893. Elements considered essential to democracy include freedom of political expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, so that citizens are adequately informed and able to vote according to their own best interests as they see them. The term "democracy" is often used as shorthand for liberal democracy, which may include elements such as political pluralism; equality before the law; the right to petition elected officials for redress of grievances; due process; civil liberties; human rights; and elements of civil society outside the government. Democracy is often confused with the republic form of government. In some definitions of "republic," a republic is a form of democracy. Other definitions make "republic" a separate, unrelated term.[6
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10
Jun 2012
8:52 AM EDT
   

THATS BAD!

http://swampland.time.com/2012/06/06/gentlemen-m-i-a-what-the-loss-of-campaign-decorum-means-for-america/?xid=newsletter-daily

This is a good analysis - but "we" are going to have "BAD" days ahead for everyone, unless we get back into "DEMOCRACY" instead of some "OTHER" system that "SOME" apparently will continue to try! I find myself less "OPTIMISTIC", as I start each day - "THAT'S BAD"!

-The Old Goat-
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08
Jun 2012
7:09 PM EDT
   

NOTHING!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/our-political-paradox-and-why-we-cant-get-along/2012/06/07/gJQAhp0jLV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions_Fri

Interesting! We know today that the Republican strategy is only to "defeat", not "compromise" which means "NOTHING' will be done for all of the others - regardless of political thinking! That's BAD for everyone! Compromise is the only way, if we want to get things done fairly and with balance! Otherwise, we will get something else - instead of DEMOCRACY!

-The Old Goat-
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07
Jun 2012
5:55 PM EDT
   

Not Yet Civilized!

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/not-afraid-to-talk-about-race/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20120607

Good writing, with good, thoughtful, thinking - I love it, keep it on the "front burner" so others can sample how civilization can work, if you want to!

-The Old Goat-
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06
Jun 2012
12:22 PM EDT
   

Simple but Complicated!

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/no-recall/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20120606

Earth Planet "has/is/will" continue forward, regardless of the "folks" that live around our World! The "revolutions" are the "burping" of human-beings as "they" try again to smooth out the "road" to a better future, where everyone "tries" to help others as well as their own!

As our Earth Planet "shrinks", it is more and more important that only "one" leadership government be installed for Earth Planet - without "wars" or other "bad" things like "selfishness, etc.,"! That way, our "leaders" from various parts of the World, will be able to communicate, and then decide where "we" need to go - in order to make things better!

It seems "simple", as well as "complicated" - I know, but "we" just need to "Try Again" until we get it as right as we can!

-The Old Goat-
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03
Jun 2012
9:20 AM EDT
   

Need To Understand!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/business/in-economic-deluge-a-world-thats-unable-to-bail-together.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120603

My comment about this:

The Planet Earth has been populated, over centuries, to the point where the "LEADERS'', over there own COUNTRIES, know need to UNDERSTAND that our Earth, NOW needs help for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, in order to WORK BETTER!

-from The Old Goat-
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03
Jun 2012
8:36 AM EDT
   

BUT, STILL TRYING!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2114386_2114388_2115566,00.html?xid=newsletter-daily

BUT STILL, just another human-being - TRYING!

-from The Old Goat-
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31
May 2012
9:08 PM EDT
   

History Tidbits!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/05/29/153908875/hmm-the-2012-election-reminds-me-of-something?ft=3#commentBlock

History tidbits are sometimes good to remember with - from The Old Goat!
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30
May 2012
11:37 PM EDT
   

ITS TIME!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/29/michael-tomasky-on-mitt-romney-s-economic-failure-in-massachusetts.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_afternoon&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_afternoon&utm_term=Cheat+Sheet

IT'S TIME TO SPEAK-UP! WE NEED ALL "SANE" VOICES, TO HELP YOUR SHOULDERS MOVE TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE - MOTHER NATURE REQUIRES THIS FOR THOSE THAT LIVE ON PLANET EARTH!

-The Old Goat-
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28
May 2012
7:56 AM EDT
   

ITS IMPOSSIBLE!

A REMINDER EACH DAY,

"Well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value." - Editorial in the Boston Post (1865)

-The Old Goat-
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28
May 2012
7:44 AM EDT
   

Its Good!

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-egg-farms-20120527,0,2029128.story#tugs_story_display

Today, This is a "GOOD" thing - another "SMALL STEP" up the ladder towards better "CIVILIZATION"!

-The Old Goat-
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28
May 2012
6:55 PM EDT
   

Another Way!

"Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven."
- Tao Te Ching

Or, from The Old Goat:
Just see if another way opens?
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28
May 2012
6:22 PM EDT
   

YES, not NO!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/27/alan-simpson-republicans_n_1549604.html?igoogle=1

Another GOOD mind, this time from the MODERATE republican MIDDLE - it's time to shout "YES", not "NO"!

-The Old Goat-

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26
May 2012
10:29 PM EDT
   

Congratulations!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/25/spacex-s-dragon-nasa-s-bold-new-mission.html#comments

Congratulations to Earth Planet - most folks are just starting to "get-up"!

-The Old Goat-
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26
May 2012
10:02 PM EDT
   

Are You?

http://business.time.com/2012/05/22/how-cash-keeps-poor-people-poor/?xid=newsletter-daily

I am thinking, and I am wondering, and now I am thoughtfully thinking some more - are "YOU"?

-The Old Goat-
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26
May 2012
1:53 PM EDT
   

Propaganda!

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/the-first-wired-president/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20120525

I love HISTORY, I love COMMUNICATIONS, I don't like PROPAGANDA - that SOME FOLKS try to spread out to our Earth Planet!

-The Old Goat-
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26
May 2012
1:15 PM EDT
   

Aliens Still Around?

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/total-eclipse/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20120525

"HISTORY" shows that the Earth Planet was "FLAT" - "SOME FOLKS" still think about "THIS", and many other "FACTS", "TODAY"! Perhaps, there are "ALIENS" still around our Earth Planet that need to be "CLEANED UP"!

-The Old Goat-
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25
May 2012
7:59 AM EDT
   

I WONDER!

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rape-dismiss-20120525,0,3372200.story?track=lat-email-topofthetimes

I wonder if "we" will start to "wonder" - INSTEAD OF "KNOWING" everything?

Papa, 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!