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    1. [Steve Jobs]: If you sort of dig beneath the surface,one of the real successes of the Lisa programwas creating an environment where all these crazy people that could reallybe very, very successful.And I guess that's one of the things that Apple's done best.

      appreciate the framing of technologists at the early Apple Inc. as "these crazy people".

  2. Apr 2024
  3. Mar 2024
    1. Having foughtas an officer under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Austro–Turkish War of1716–18, he understood military discipline. This was how he came to trustin the power of emulation; he believed that people could be conditioned todo the right thing by observing good leaders. He shared food with thosewho were ill or deprived. Visiting a Scottish community north of Savannah,he refused a soft bed and slept outside on the hard ground with the men.More than any other colonial founder, Oglethorpe made himself one of thepeople, promoting collective effort.43

      Description of James Edward Oglethorpe

    2. waste people

      waste people seems to already be emerging as her catch-all term for the variety of euphemisms for the poor/lower classes

      see also the list at: https://hypothes.is/a/qmesAuoyEe6tq8NIATUmYQ

  4. Feb 2024
    1. The purported reason seems to be the claim that some people find "master" offensive. (FWIW I'd give that explanation more credence if the people giving it seem to be offended themselves rather than be offended on behalf of someone else. But whatever, it's their repo.)
    1. One of my inquiries was for anecdotes regarding mistakes made between the twins by their near relatives. The replies are numerous, but not very varied in character. When the twins are children, they are usually distinguished by ribbons tied round the wrist or neck; nevertheless the one is sometimes fed, physicked, and whipped by mistake for the other, and the description of these little domestic catastrophes was usually given by the mother, in a phraseology that is some- [p. 158] what touching by reason of its seriousness.

    2. "But twins have a special claim upon our attention; it is, that their history affords means of distinguishing between the effects of tendencies received at birth, and of those that were imposed by the special circumstances of their after lives."

    1. The connection with ancestors is a central feature of the Constellation process.

      Relationship of stars to stories and people to each other (ancestors).

      As above, so below...

      Reflection of the skys to the earth and to its peoples

    2. The traditional Zulu people lived and acted in a religious world in which the central focal point was the ancestors.
    1. Hellinger told how one of the trainers asked the group, "What is more important to you, your ideals or people? Which would you sacrifice for the other?"

      direct attribution?<br /> likely in <br /> Hellinger, B., Weber, G., & Beaumont, H. (1998). Love's hidden symmetry: What makes love work in relationships. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen. p. 328

  5. Jan 2024
    1. Doing that requires new approaches to organizing for transformation where multiple initiatives connect, cohere, and amplify their individual and collective transformative action

      for - key insight - global movement requirements - new organising system - indyweb /Indranet - people-centered - interpersonal - individual collective gestalt - a foundational idea of indyweb / Indranet epistemology - Deep Humanity - epistemological foundation of indyweb / Indranet

      • The world cannot wait
      • for us to learn or know everything that we need to know
      • for bringing about purposeful system change
      • towards desired and broadly shared aspirations
      • for a more
        • equitable,
        • just, and
        • ecologically flourishing
      • world.
      • The key question before us is
        • how to become transformation catalysts
        • that work with numerous associated
          • initiatives and
          • leaders
        • to form
          • purposeful and
          • action-oriented
        • transformation systems
        • that build on the collective strength inherent
        • in the many networks already working towards transformation.
      • Doing that requires new approaches
      • to organizing for transformation
      • where multiple initiatives
        • connect,
        • cohere, and
        • amplify
      • their
        • individual and
        • collective
      • transformative actions

      Comment - indyweb / Indranet is ideally suited for this - seeing the mention of individual and collective in a sentence surfaced the new Deep Humanity concept of individual collective gestalt that is intrinsic to the epistemological foundation of the Indyweb / Indranet - This is reflected in the words to describe the Indyweb / Indranet as people-centered and interpersonal

  6. johnhalbrooks.substack.com johnhalbrooks.substack.com
    1. This image resonates with the earliest description of an English poet, which we find in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed in the year 731. Bede, a prolific monk and scholar from the monastery of Jarrow in Northumbria, provides an account of a certain Caedmon, an illiterate brother at the abbey at Whitby, who is visited by God and taught to sing beautiful poetry. Caedmon remains an oral poet, but his literate brothers write down his poetry for him.
    1. What they say is this is due to is new EU policies about messenger apps. I'm not in the EU. I reckon it's really because there's a new Messenger desktop client for Windows 10, which does have these features. Downloading the app gives FB access to more data from your machine to sell to companies for personalized advertising purposes.
  7. Dec 2023
      • for: climate crisis - multiple dimensions, polycrisis - multiple dimensions, climate crisis - good references, polycrisis - good references, polycrisis - comprehensive map, power to the people, climate change - politics, climate crisis - politics

      • comment / summary

        • The content on this website may be what some call "doomers" that support a narrative of unavoidable catastrophe and civilization collapse
        • The author does an excellent job of drawing together many scientifically validated research papers and news media stories on various crisis and integrates them together to support his narrative.
        • As the author states, it is still incomplete but it is comprehensive and detailed enough to use as a starting foundation to build a complex polycrisis map upon. becaues it shows the complexities of the interwoven nexus of problems we face and the massive network of feedbacks between them that makes solving any one of them alone in isolation an impossibility
        • The Cascade Institute focuses on social tipping points, complexity and polycrisis. We could synthesis a number of tools to map out and reveal effective mitigation strategies including:
          • Cascade Institute tools
          • Social tipping point tools
          • SRG mapping tool along with Indyweb / Indranet
          • Culture hacking tools
          • SIMPOL strategy
          • Downscaled Earth System Boundary tools
          • SRG Deep Humanity BEing journey tools
          • James Hansen's recommendation that the biggest leverage point is new form of governance
            • We need to rapidly emerge a new global third political party that does not take money from special interest groups
          • Progressive International comes to the same conclusion as James Hansen, that the key leverage point for rapid whole system change is radically new governance that puts power back to the hands of the people - power to the people
          • SONEC's
          • Indyweb's people-centered, interpersonal methodology is a perfect match for SONEC circle-within-circles fractal structure
            • mention to @Gyuri
            • I've seen this circle-within-circle fractal, holonic group idea with Tim's software as well as Roberto's
        • Feebate from local governance groups (from another Doomer site - Arctic Emergency)
        • What the author's narrative shows is
          • how precarious our situation is
          • how many trends are getting far worse in the immediate future
          • how we are already undercapacitated to deal with existing crisis so how will we deal with new ones that are exponentially worse?
          • all these crisis will impact our supply chains. Why are these important? Our reliance on technology is dangerous and makes us very vulnerable
          • Think of your laptop, cellphone or other electronic device that relies on a vast, complex and globally operational internet. Imagine that tidal surges wipes out the globally critical data centers located in New York. Or imagine electronic factories in China and Taiwan are wiped out due to extreme weather. How will you get or fix a broken piece of electronic equipment? We rely on each millions of specialized jobs all working smoothly in order for our laptop to continue working and communicating with each other.
      • epiphany

      • recommendation for new Indyweb / Indranet tools
        • independent time and date stamp tool for every online, virtual sentence we write so we recognize in a long composition when we inserted a new idea
        • ability to trace rapid trains of thought to reveal how new insights emerge from within our consciousness
      • While writing this, I just recalled that we should have a way to time and date stamp every single virtual online action, like in this annotation because recall happens so nonlinearly and we won't have a hope to trace and trailmark without it. Hypothesis doesn't have time and date stamps of every sentence available to the user. So we don't know what nonlinear memory recall led to a specific sentence in an annotation. We need some independent Indyweb / Indranet tool that will do this universally. Trains of thoughts are so fragile we can forget the quick cascades very easily.
    1. Figure 4: In a SoNeC Network-Circle up to 20-40 SoNeCs in a local community will beconnected. Each SoNeC and their age-specific circles send one person tothis connecting circle.
      • for: Indyweb application - people-centered, interpersonal

      • comment

        • Indyweb indyvidual mindplex's interwoven interpersonally via trust networks
    1. This is a courageous and highly important documentary. Sadly, when I share with some friends, most outright tell me to keep the negativity to myself. I guess Ignorance is bliss, but also dangerous. Thank you for sharing this work for all. I’ll do my best to spread the word to anyone open to hearing/watching.

      the only paradox = contradiction with such ignorant = shortsighted peeople<br /> is that they want to continue living, but only as long as life is easy.<br /> as soon as life gets hard, these are the first ones who run away to suicide.

      so the paradox is, that i dont have a right to kill such obviously useless people today,<br /> because i am "only" 99% certain, and they are betting on the remaining 1% that i am wrong.

      as they say:<br /> All you can do is warn them. If they dont listen, move on, so you can warn others.

    1. If I had a dollar for every organizational system I have tried, I could treat myself to a steak dinner in a fancy restaurant. (Hey! That’s not a bad ideal!) I’ve tried notebook organizers, card files, flip charts, a stop watch, and numerous labeling gadgets. I’ve tried refrigerator magnets, the buddy system, lots of books, and a bunch of classes and seminars. All of these were good tools and some of them had great ideas, but none of them worked for me. (p27)

    2. I accomplished a couple of other things on that first day back into reality. First, with an evil Grinch-like smile | uprooted every household management system | had ever tried, and tore up every single 3x5 card in them. Then one by one, | roasted and toasted them in the fireplace until they were gone, gone, gone. Next, with equally fiendish delight, | speared my $35 namebrand notebook organizer with a marshmallow fork, and | roasted it too. It melted into oblivion, all but it’s ugly metal spine. Next, | prayed for my attitude and for help. And finally, | marched myself into Wal-mart and bought my first clear plastic bin, a two pound sack of M&M's, and a loaf of white bread. For better or worse, we have been pretty happy campers at my house ever since. (p6)

    1. many people are complex systems thinkers even though they don't know it
      • for: example - systems thinking, quote -: many people are complex systems thinkers

      • quote:

        • many people are complex systems thinkers even though they don't know it
      • Thomas Homer-Dixon
      • date: 2023

      • examples: complex systems clichés

        • the whole of greater than the sum of its parts
          • nonlinearities
        • the straw that broke the camels back
          • emergence
      • comment

        • the first one could be that systems are not the same as just all the parts
        • the second one could also represent Tipping points and nonlinearities of complex systems
    1. For a flip-of-a-coin chance of staying at or below 1.5°C we have, globally, just five to eight years of current emissions before we blow our carbon budget
      • for: do people know? - 50% chance, 1.5 Deg. C target - is still a crap shoot

      • new trailmark: do people know?

      • do people know?: 50% chance

        • the well known 1.5 Deg C. target, which currently seems almost impossible to achieve, is still a crap shoot! There is a 50% chance that if be we achieve it, we can still trigger very harmful impacts like tipping points
    1. we need to find things and issues and events that people care about that brings together the big social blocks that we have so 00:53:07 people as workers people as women people as disabled people as racialized and so on and so forth uh to into having a a united front and then when there has 00:53:21 that United f it needs to have a radical Democratic element extremely radical Democratic element as in this is not just we're changing some of the people that are at the top of the 00:53:34 state we have to go into democratize the state
      • for: appropriate cliches - united we stand, appropriate cliches - power to the people

      • suggestion

      • cliches
        • we need modernize old cliches
          • united we stand, divided we fall
          • power to the people - energy cooperative
          • water to the people - water cooperative
          • food to the people - food cooperative
          • knowledge to the people - media and education cooperative
        • Stop Reset Go and Indyweb / Indranet can converge media from across the web via mindplex of trans-disciplinary social annotations
    1. Thomas J. Barratt from London has been called “the father of modern advertising”. Working for the Pears Soap company, Barratt created an effective advertising campaign for the company products, which involved the use of targeted slogans, images and phrases. One of his slogans, “”Good morning. Have you used Pears’ soap?” was famous in its day  and well into the 20th century. Under Barratt’s guidance, Pears Soap became the world’s first legally registered brandand is therefore the world’s oldest continuously existing brand.

      thomas barratt

    1. “Advertising today is selling Corn Flakes to people who are eating Cheerios” (Levinson, 1994) In one simple sentence, advertising icon Leo Burnett is able to provide insight into the complex and constantly-evolving world of advertising. While you may not recognize Burnett by name, there is no doubt that you will know his work as he is responsible for bringing some of the most recognized brands to life; including: the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Keebler Elves, the Marlboro Man, the Jolly Green Giant, Tony the Tiger and Ronald McDonald. What made Leo Burnett so successful was the innovative use of textual, audible and visual elements to capture the imagination and the emotions of the target demographic. It is these elements combined with the emergence of communication technologies that have allowed advertising to evolve into an entity that blends information, innovation and science to be the educator of new technology.

      Leo Burnett

    1. there are good stories and bad stories uh good stories I mean this is very on a very very simplistic level but good stories 00:13:23 benefit people and bad stories can create you know Wars and genocides and and the most terrible crimes in history were committed in the name of some fictional story people believed very few 00:13:38 Wars in history are about objective material things people think that we fight like wolves or chimpanzees over food and territory this is not the case 00:13:52 at least not in the modern world if I look for instance at my country which is at present in at War the Israeli Palestinian conflict is not really about food and territory there is enough food 00:14:04 between the Jordan and Mediterranean to feed everybody there is enough territory to build houses and schools for everybody but you have two conflicting stories or more than two conflicting 00:14:17 stories in the minds of different people and they can't agree on the story they can't find a common story that everybody would be happy with and this is the the Deep source of the conflict
      • for: stories - consequences of good and bad stories, inisight - war and genocide - when people violently disagree on stories,

      • insight

        • disagreement of stories
          • not just wars, but climate change skeptics believe a different story than environmentalists
          • hyperobjects and evolution play a role as well in what we believe
  8. Nov 2023
    1. the andaman islands have become the most popular destination 00:11:09 for india's new middle class the ruling nationalist bjp party is denying the jarwa the right to self-determination something that jarawa say is unacceptable 00:11:26 we don't your we're happy together we have no worries
      • for: Jawara - right to self-determination - indigneous people

      • comment

      • education: self determination
        • there is a need to translate to lay people terms what the saliance of this
      • for: regenerative cities, living cities, urban permaculture, Pocket hoods, relocalization, Mark Lakeman, Portland villages, people-oriented city-villages, city-village, pocket neighborhood, communititecture, urban planning, urban planning - city villages

      • summary

        • Mark gives a tour of his work at his company, Communittecture in applying permaculture principles to redesign communities in urban environments.
        • The central focus is designing based on commons principles of actually creating lived environments where healthy socialization is a primary design objective.
        • The design involves creating common areas that residents can share, from common food gardens to many mini-parks and recreation areas where families can gather.
        • The modern community has alienated socialization, creating groups of juxtapositioned strangers. There are two different design categories:
          • retrofitting existing neighborhoods
          • designing greenfield new neighborhoods
      • reference

    1. McElroy later became Secretary of Defense and helped found NASA, proving all product managers are destined for greatness, but he also advised at Stanford where he influenced two young entrepreneurs called Bill Hewlett and David Packard.
    1. overpopulation is just another intelligence test, and most people are failing, again.<br /> the problem is pacifism, the solution is permanent tribal warfare and legal serial murder.<br /> but first there is depopulation, killing 95% of today's population. fucking useless eaters... byye! no one will miss you.

      Delete The Garbage. World Cure. RD9 Virus. The Brothers Grimsby 2016<br /> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGG0Nq3BwqQ

    1. that the said Indians shall have all favour, Friendship & Protection shewn themfrom this His Majesty's Government.

      the Wabanaki confederacy will have protection and peace shown to them by the British Crown. As Dyllan said, this reiterates the importance of peace within these negotiations. I also find it interesting that the last document merely states that they cannot ally themselves with anyone but the British, and here they specifically state that they will also offer them protection.

    2. 2. That all Transactions during the late War shall on both sides be buried in Oblivion with theHatchet, and that the said Indians shall have all favour, Friendship & Protection shewn themfrom this His Majesty's Government

      he language used through the text seems friendly and warm. Through this text were are able to see that there is recognition that both sides were I the wrong and that not once side acted less violently than the other. It also shows understanding to the opposing side and that they do not want to stay enemies but rather they hope to reconcile and make peace

    3. first day of October Yearly, so long as they shall Continue inFriendship, Receive Presents of Blankets, Tobacco, and some Powder & Shot; and the saidIndians promise once every Year, upon the first of October to come by themselves or theirDelegates and Receive the said Presents and Renew their Friendship and Submissions.7. That the Indians shall use their best Endeavours to save the lives and goods of any PeopleShipwrecked on this Coast, where they resort, and shall Conduct the People saved to Halifaxwith their Goods, & a Reward adequate to the Salvadge shall be given them.8. That all Disputes whatsoever that may happen to arise between the Indians now at Peace,and others His Majesty's Subjects in this Province shall be tryed in His Majesty's Courts of CivilJudicature, where the Indians shall have the same benefit, Advantages and Priviledges, as anyothers of His Majesty's Subjects.

      This treaty seems to be equally beneficial for both sides, not only in terms of aid and provisions but in promoting general peace. It is one thing to use the allure of presents and provisions to ensure compliance, though number 7 for example actually suggests the fostering of genuine goodwill between the people

    4. That a Quantity of Bread, Flour, & such other Provisions as can be procured, necessary for theFamilys, and proportionable to the number of the said Indians, shall be given them half yearlyfor the time to come; and the same regard shall be had to the other Tribes that shall hereafteragree to Renew and Ratify the Peace upon the Terms and Conditions now Stipulated.

      A promise of provisions is certainly an enticement to signing and agreeing to these terms

    5. and on the other hand if any of the Indians refusing to ratify this Peace, shall make Warupon the Tribe who have now confirmed the same; they shall upon Application have such aidand Assistance from the Government for their Defence, as the case may require.

      Interesting, in this regard the previous treaty only went as far as discussion Wabanaki obligations to diplomatically enforce peace- and while this does reiterate that it showcases that that is to be expected reciprocally via Government aid and assistance

    6. 1. It is agreed that the Articles of Submission and Agreement, made at Boston in New Englandby the Delegates of the Penobscot Norridgwolk & St. John's Indians, in the year 1725 Ratified &Confirmed by all the Nova Scotia Tribes, at Annapolis Royal, in the month of June 1726, & latelyrenewed with Governor Cornwallis at Halifax, & Ratified at St. John's River, now read over,Explained and Interpreted, shall be and are hereby from this time forward Renewed, Reiterated,and forever Confirmed by them and their Tribe; and the said Indians for themselves and theirTribe and their Heirs aforesaid Do make & Renew the same Solemn Submissions and promissesfor the Strickt observance of all the Articles therein contained as at any time heretofore hathbeen done

      The term submission suggests a surrender by the Wabanaki, however by renewing the previous treaty I agree with Thomas in his assessment of this being a compromise by the British as well, as the terms of said treaty were not fully restrictive and still prove to be of some benefit to the Wabanaki

    1. will never Confederate or Combine with any other Nation to their prejudice

      British are ensuring Wabanaki neutrality in the event of military action taken against the Crown. This language reflects a restrictive alliance, as they do not directly ally themselves with them, they are being restricted to allying themselves with anyone against the British.

    2. said Penobscot tribe shall joyn their young menwith the English in reducing them to reason.

      I agree with what others have said about the wording here leaning more towards diplomatic rather than militaristic. The Penobscot are not obliged to fight for/alongside the British but are agreeing to quell hostility via dialogue

    3. Penobscot, Narridgewalk, St. Johns, CapeSables and other Tribes

      All members of the Wabanaki Confederacy

    4. Captives taken in this present War shall at or before the time of the furtherRatification of this Treaty be Restored without any Ransom or Payment to be made for them orany of them.

      What I see here is a level of Positive Language that focuses around the return of all captives and prisoners to be returned without ransom or payment. Now it is important for any government to recognize that the return of civilians and prisoners of war back to their homes, and as a negotiation stance it makes perfect sense as likely both sides of the conflict have captives, and the returning of them to the homes they belong to is something both sides would respectively want.

    5. Captain John Gilles

      John Gyles appears again in this historical narrative. He is now an active agent of the British, after his captivity, and has used his knowledge of the Abenaki language to work as an interpretor.

      Potentially to the detriment of the Wabanaki given his documented activities in the lead-up to this war (Maine Documents).

    6. Excellent Majesty George

      While this might be secondary to our main topic, King George I (r. 1714-1727) is the first of the Hanoverian Kings of Britain.

      Given that the Hanoverians are now ruling, Britain will experience a major shift in its policies: the nation will be consistently Protestant (not the case with the Stuart dynasty), parliament will take on a more central role, and they will become far more focused on Europe than their colonies. This will have an impact on their settlers in these colonies and will inform their policies with Indigenous nations of Turtle Island.

    7. Sauguaaram alias LoronArexus, Francois Xavier and Meganumbe

      Sauguaaram (Loron Arexus), François Xavier, and Meganumbe are the legitimate delegates of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Their aliases appear to be derived from Latin which suggests to me that their lingua franca is likely French and not English.

    8. present war

      The war in question is known as Dummer's War (or Father Rale's War) and was sparked by the dispute raised by the Wabanaki in their letter dated 28 July 1721 and addressed to the Governor of Boston, Samuel Shute.

    1. The Penobscot Tribe sent Belts to those Tribes, & they sent their Belts to the PenobscotTribe for a Confirmation of their Agreeing to what shall be Concluded, wch Belts are lodged withour Chiefs wch is equivalent to a Writing or Articles under their Hands.

      The Penobscot tribe sent wampum belts to the tribes and vice versa, agreeing to the terms being discussed. Indigenous groups would solidify official matters and treaties with belts, different than written treaties done by the British. Indication of how matters of treaties were conducted within Indigenous communities.

    2. The Reason of our Inquiring into this is that we may be able to tell itright when We come home to the tribes

      Language differences certainly pose a difficulty in securing a treaty, though this demonstrates a genuine want for clear communication and understanding

    3. We have good deeds in our hands therefor which We are ready to show you And We areinstructed to assure you, that if a Peace be concluded and a Trade agreed upon Those Houses atRichmond and St Georges, will not then be used for offence but may be used as Trading Houses forcarrying on a good and safe comerce between us and you

      While not what the Penobscot asked for, by offering the fort and garrison as trading posts this is still a concession on behalf of the British

    4. As you have read over to us several of the former Treaties with our Forefathers, We think itwould be better to come wholly upon a new Footing, for all those former

      This to me suggests that the Penobscot's value the stability of a treaty and the promises to uphold it- by acknowledging that previous treaties have been broken due to hidden ill intentions this demonstrates that they .take the premise of a new treaty very seriously and do not wish for it to be an empty promise

    5. By what has been read to you, you must be sensible That there is Care taken to secure to you yourLands, as well as the English Lands to them, and our Design therein is bothto do Justice to you and also to prevent contention for the time to come.

      This to me still reinforces my interpretation (of the second treaty at least) that the genuine motive was for peace- as this speaks to a reciprocal benefit

    6. We hope Jo: N ebons not returning, and our not being able to make particular Answer as tothe restoring the English Lad, will be no Hindrance to the Treaty. If the Lad had been with ourTribe We should have brought him with us. —

      This suggests a genuine want for peace- as though there are sensitive aspects left unaccounted for the Penobscot's insist that if they could solve them themselves they would

    7. Inds :— (Loron) I take God to Witness, I never saw any person burnt at Penobscot, and I have livedthere from little Boy (nor ever heard of any)— The Clause in the Jesuits Letter was read and interpreted to them. —Inds” We dont know of just three Vessels taken at any time, there was Seven taken at one time andtwo at another, but we know of no men that were killed after they were taken, but if there were anywounded they were always taken care of

      This is an example of language/cultural challenges, as well as the issue of "he said she said" I have previously mentioned

    8. he Lieu1 Govr justly Expects that you doe your utmost Endeavour thatReparation be made and more Especially that you take effectual Care that the English Lad takenPrisoner be restored in a short time.

      Again we see a focus on returning hostages and captives to their rightful home, as these hostages are most definitely a talking point in these sort of treaties where an outstanding hostage can mean the difference between peace and war.

    9. Did you see the English Lad who was taken Captive

      The use of captives in situations like this are of a major issue as we know in history. Even now with the most recent Israeli and Pakistani conflict, the desire for nations not directly involved in the conflict to have captives returned is a major talking point. As everyone knows that the death of even just a few of the hostages could spark hostility and bring further into war, and with an English Captive we know that there is a risk no matter how small of the English getting involved if the captive is not returned.

  9. Oct 2023
    1. econciliation between our savages

      an assertion of the belief of catholic conversion= french subjects

    2. econciliation between our savage

      By saying "our savages" it shoes that Le Loutre believed that the french people were responsible for the Mi'kmaq people

    3. Our savages [sic.] appeared displeased at not having an opportunity to explain themselves, or tomake their representations, after having taken the trouble to come so great a distance.

      One way to interpret this as the Indigenous not being given the chance to explain themselves or their side of the issue. This sort of one-sided decision making is evident in texts where the Indigenous are often treated worse in one way or another.

      Especially seeing as in these times having to travel for a few days only to not be heard would definitely be frustrating.

    4. Beausejour

      Mr. Le Loutre appears to be stationed at the French Fort Beausejour which is situated directly across the isthmus from Fort Lawrence (to whom he is writing).

    5. but if you consider the actual state of a whole nation

      Mr. Le Loutre, if not the French as a whole, recognises the sovereignty of the Mi'kmaq (presumably the Wabanaki Confederacy and their allies as well) and that their lands both used to cover considerably more territory and require more territory than what they are asking for.

    6. to declare to all the Frenchinhabitants who have abandoned their habitations, and to all the others who have taken the oath ofallegiance to his Britannic Majesty, that their oath continues in force as it has always done, and thatnobody can annul it without the permission of the king of England, and that, if they be taken in armsagainst his Britannic Majesty in any place whatever, they shall be treated and punished as criminals.

      It appears that the British will consider any Acadians who take up arms against them as criminals (i.e. treason) rather than soldiers in an armed conflict.

      The reference to an Oath of Allegiance to the British monarch suggests that the Acadians had at one point of time sworn an oath of fealty, unlike the Indigenous actors in this struggle.

    7. you have since given your orders to Mr. Hussey,who commands at Fort Lawrenc

      This sentence seems to confirm my suspicions that it is presently controlled by the British since Mr. Hussey is described as its present commander according to Mr. Le Loutre.

    8. continuance of the good harmony that existsbetween our sovereigns

      Mr. Le Loutre is here referring to British King George II (r. 1727-1760) and French King Louis XV (r. 1715-1774). Both succeeded to their respective thrones after the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and inherited the status quo (or successive contestations) of Mi'kma'ki/Acadie/Nova Scotia established by this treaty.

    1. My land which I received from God alone, my land of which no king nor foreign power hasbeen allowed or is allowed to dispose against my will

      I find this interesting given the fact that one justification for colonialism by Europeans is God and religion, I am in another class where we read a document by John Cotton who likened expansion to God's promise to David. By introducing religion to Indigenous people the Europeans essentially gave them tools to witness the hypocrisy of the Europeans (beyond of course the obvious factors, this is just an interesting irony)

    2. f a few individual savages, addicted to drinking, tell thee thou mayest dwell where thoudwelledst formerly, know that the entire nation disapproves of that permission and that I willgo and burn down those dwellings after plundering them.

      Again as brought on by my earlier point. Alcohol is an issue that the Natives have to deal with, and seems to be used to try and loosen lips and get the Indigenous into situations they as a community would desire not to.

    3. The savages, sayest thou, gave thee it. Could a few savages whom thou caughtest by surprise bygetting them drunk give thee it to the detriment of their entire nation

      One of the biggest problems we have with trade is the trade of Alcohol to the Native People. Alcohol is not only a dangerous substance, but it also used to inhibit the natives thinking and try to get them into bad situations.

      Alcohol has always been a problem for people, and the introduction of such alcohol to the Indigenous has caused consequences for their people.

    4. Great Captain of the English

      As mentioned in the preface to this document, the letter is addressed to the British Governor at Boston, Samuel Shute.

    1. if wewanted to go to England to live there, what would we be told, if not to have us removed, andwe for the same reason we do not want the English to live in ours we hold only from God andthat we will dispute with all the men who want to live there without our consent

      This part of the reading helps us understand that even though the indigenous people were letting the europeans settle on their land doesn't mean that they were naive or happy about what was happening, rather they were very much well aware and against the situation

    2. The second is for the inhabitants our brothers whom we have been told that they several wereaccused of having taken part in the capture of Aldon. We say that it is not true and that wehave nothing to do with the opinion of the French to do what we believe is necessary to bedone in his time

      Interesting, unlike the Abenaki the Mi'kmaq appear to be acting independently nor do they appeal to the French for help.

    1. [For almost as long as I can remember, I have been at war with the English. Howmany times have they defeated me? Without your majesty’s help and protection, wewould have almost certainly been destroyed.

      Highlights the relationship between the French and the Abenaki well, and suggests they have allied to fight the English in the past

    2. M. Vaudreui

      M. Vaudreuil- governor of New France- who in this period was in the midst of attempting to reconcile disputes between Indigenous groups, while also using France’s Indigenous allies to fight against the British. In the 1690s, as the author describes as 23 years prior, this would have been the period of great dispute and warfare between Indigenous groups in other parts of the Great Lakes. This demonstrates the allyship of the Abenaki to the French Crown in the face of British expansion and their faith and reliance on the French to secure territorial disputes in a period of general unsettlement.

    1. My kingand your king have split the Land between them in order to bring about peace, but Icannot make peace or alliance with you

      The Mi'kmaw leaders are referring to the partition of Mi'kma'ki under the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) by the British and French Crowns.

      They are also asserting their opposition to this partition and the fact that the Mi'kmaq were not involved in these negotiations.

    2. Yes, I judge, it is God who has given it to me, as my country, in perpetuity

      The Mi'kmaw leaders are beginning to use similar rhetoric as the Europeans in their land claims. By appealing to a God-given right, in Catholic terminology, they are actively contesting the European narrative using the coloniser's own internal logic.

      This statement also appeals to a primordial event which the colonisers cannot adequately contest if they accept either providence or occassionalism as philosophical/theological concepts.

    3. governor at Kjipuktuk

      Kjipuktuk is the Mi'kmaw name for the newly christened settlement of Halifax. This British fort was established on the Mi'kmaw land known as Sɨpekne'katik.

      The governor the letter is addressed to is named Edward Cornwallis (b. 1712-1776) and he held this position from 1749-1752.

    1. Thank you. Steve, for raising the alarm on this catastrophe! One minor comment. It should be QC'ed, not QA'ed. Quality control is done first. Quality Assurance (QA) comes after QC. QA is basically checking the calculations and the test results in the batch records. I worked in QC and QA for big pharma for decades. I tried to warn people in early 2021 that there's no way the quality control testing could be done at warp speed. Nobody listened to me despite my decades of experience in big pharma!

      "warp speed" sounds fancy, plus "its an emergency, we have no time"...

      it really was just an intelligence test, a global-scale exploit of trust in authorities. (and lets be honest, stupid people deserve to die.)

      problem is, they (elites, military, industry) seem to go for actual forced vaccinations, which would be an escalation from psychological warfare to actual warfare against the 95% "useless eaters".

      personally, i would prefer if they would globally legalize serial murder and assault rifles, then "we the people" would solve the overpopulation. (because: serial murder is the only alternative to mass murder.) but they are scared that we would also kill the wrong people (their servants because they are evil or stupid). (anyone crying about depopulation should suggest better solutions. denying overpopulation is just another failed intelligence test.)

    1. Youmust apprehend the unity with definiteness. There is only oneway to know that you have succeeded. You must be able totell yourself or anybody else what the unity is, and in a fewwords. ( If it requires too many words, you have not seen theunity but a multiplicity. ) Do not be satisfied with "feeling theunity" that you cannot express. The reader who says, "I knowwhat it is, but I just can't say it," probably does not even foolhimself.

      Adler/Van Doren use the statement of unity of a work as an example of testing one's understanding of a work and its contents.

      (Again, did this exist in the 1940 edition?)

      Who do McDaniel and Donnelly 1996 cite in their work as predecessors of their idea as certainly it existed?

      Examples in the literature of this same idea/method after this: - https://hypothes.is/a/TclhyMfqEeyTkQdZl43ZyA (Feynman Technique in ZK; relationship to Ahrens) - explain it to me like I'm a 5th grader - https://hypothes.is/a/BKhfvuIyEeyZj_v7eMiYcg ("People talk" in Algebra Project) - https://hypothes.is/a/m0KQSDlZEeyYFLulG9z0vw (Intellectual Life version) - https://hypothes.is/a/OyAAflm5Ee6GStMjUMCKbw (earlier version of statement in this same work) - https://hypothes.is/a/iV5MwjivEe23zyebtBagfw (Ahrens' version of elaboration citing McDaniel and Donnelly 1996, this uses both restatement and application to a situation as a means of testing understanding) - https://hypothes.is/a/B3sDhlm5Ee6wF0fRYO0OQg (Adler's version for testing understanding from his video) - https://hypothes.is/a/rh1M5vdEEeut4pOOF7OYNA (Manfred Kuenh and Luhmann's reformulating writing)

  10. Aug 2023
    1. I believe we are arriving at multiple simultaneous breaking points. The most obvious is of course the climate crisis, but also consider the mounting levels of inequality, of pollution and of despicable charlatanry exhibited by those in positions of power. These simply cannot go on if we are to survive as a civilization. Since civilization is resilient, the odds are that we develop tools to support a saner society and bring those tools to bear. I’m not prescient enough to enumerate them, but it seems that the single most useful technology would be one that clearly distinguishes verifiable truth from agitprop in an unavoidable and unambiguous way. This is a necessary but not sufficient condition for making progress on any of the key issues we face.
      • for: quote, quote - David Bray, quote polycrisis, indyweb - support, People-centered Internet Coalition, polycrisis
      • quote
        • I believe we are arriving at multiple simultaneous breaking points.
        • The most obvious is of course the climate crisis, but also consider the mounting levels of
          • inequality,
          • of pollution and of
          • despicable charlatanry exhibited by those in positions of power.
        • These simply cannot go on if we are to survive as a civilization.
        • Since civilization is resilient, the odds are that we develop tools to support a saner society and bring those tools to bear.
        • I’m not prescient enough to enumerate them, but it seems that the single most useful technology would be one that
          • clearly distinguishes
            • verifiable truth from
            • agitprop
          • in an unavoidable and unambiguous way.
        • This is a necessary but not sufficient condition for making progress on any of the key issues we face.
      • author: David Bray
        • executive director, People-Centered Internet Coalition
    2. I do expect new social platforms to emerge that focus on privacy and ‘fake-free’ information, or at least they will claim to be so. Proving that to a jaded public will be a challenge. Resisting the temptation to exploit all that data will be extremely hard. And how to pay for it all? If it is subscriber-paid, then only the wealthy will be able to afford it.
      • for: quote, quote - Sam Adams, quote - social media
      • quote, indyweb - support, people-centered
        • I do expect new social platforms to emerge that focus on privacy and ‘fake-free’ information, or at least they will claim to be so.
        • Proving that to a jaded public will be a challenge.
        • Resisting the temptation to exploit all that data will be extremely hard.
        • And how to pay for it all?
        • If it is subscriber-paid, then only the wealthy will be able to afford it.
      • author: Sam Adams
        • 24 year IBM veteran -senior research scientist in AI at RTI International working on national scale knowledge graphs for global good
      • comment
        • his comment about exploiting all that data is based on an assumption
          • a centralized, server data model
      • this doesn't hold true with a people-centered, person-owned data network such as Inyweb
  11. Jul 2023
    1. Civil society is the sector where the power of We thePeople ultimately and properly resides.
      • for: collective action, bottom-up, bottom-up movement, M2W, individual/collective
      • Civil society is the sector where the power of We the People ultimately and properly resides.
      • Consequently, in the fully functioning Ecological Civilization,
        • government and business sectors must be
        • creations of and
        • accountable to
        • a civil society of people who embrace
          • the rights and
          • responsibilities
        • of their citizenship at all system levels from - the local to - the global.
      • We can be citizens of only one locality.
        • But we are all citizens of Earth—and the many levels in between.
      • This must be acknowledged by any truly democratic system of self-governance.
    1. And so when we have this simplistic view of power, we're missing the story. What you really need is a system that attracts the right kind of people 01:18:20 so that the diplomats who are clean and nice and rule-following end up in power. Then you need a system that gives them all the right incentives to follow the rules once they get there. And then if you do have people who break the rules, there needs to be consequences. So the study from UN diplomats and their parking behavior actually, I think, illuminates a huge amount of very interesting dynamics around power,
      • how to create a system that mitigates abuse, based on the UN diplomat parking example
        • create a system that attracts the right kind of people so that the people who are clean and nice and rule-following end up in power.
        • Give them all the right incentives to follow the rules once they get there.
        • If you do have people who break the rules, there needs to be consequences.
    2. the problem is that we've engineered a society in which power itself is costly to everyone, and that means that the only people who think it's worth paying the cost are those who are power-hungry.
      • key insight
        • we've engineered a society in which power itself is costly to everyone
        • cost
          • it's invasive, your life will be scritinized, your family may pay a price, and may be destroyed
            • for the power-hungry, they can often accept the cost
            • for most ordinary people, that cost is too high
    3. power-hungry literally means someone who wants power. Someone who wants power 00:11:34 is going to seek power more than everybody else. As a result of that, we have a real problem on our hands. How do we stop this, right? So there's a few answers.
      • problem
        • power hungry people intentionally seek out power more than anyone else.
        • this creates a real problem.
        • the more power a position has, the more likely power-hungry people will be attracted
      • solution
        • make systems of power more attractive for ordinary and decent people
    4. when we design systems in an intelligent way, we can screen out 00:11:09 and topple the Martin McFifes of this world.
      • key strategy
        • design system to screen out power hungry people
    5. power does corrupt. We have plenty of evidence that it changes your psychology, it changes your neuroscience, it changes your brain, but it's only a small part of the story. And the much more interesting part of the story is how people interact with systems and why we end up with the wrong people in charge.
      • comment
        • interesting analysis that it is the system that promotes the wrong type of people to positions of leadership.
  12. Jun 2023
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    1. Mentioned this to someone who moved to Bushwick and kept saying "I wish more of Brooklyn was like this" with a rebuttal saying "this is why the people who made it attractive to you aren't here anymore" and got the "it's not my problem" shit. https://twitter.com/hollley/status/1641149981678530560. I think that's where being a "transplant" into a different place becomes violent - your presence IMMEDIATELY disrupts the environments you're in (and because of that, you have an obligation to minimize it as much as possible).
    1. This will not be the last terrifying scientific report on climate change. But the only path out of the dull repetitiveness of increasingly dire headlines is a politics that acknowledges that science and truth won’t automatically lead to change. The struggle for the planet is a struggle for political power.

      or more directly, people power.

    1. Fashion is a non-verbal communication that can represent one’s political and religious beliefs, gender identity, occupation, and essence. Whether intentional or not, the way that you dress can send a message to others about how you view yourself and how you want to be seen.
  16. Feb 2023
    1. I am Joaquín,who bleeds in many ways.The altars of Moctezuma                I stained a bloody red.        My back of Indian slavery                Was stripped crimson        from the whips of masters        who would lose their blood so pure        when revolution made them pay,standing against the walls of Retribution.

      I believe Rodolfo Gonzales uses this powerful imagery of a Native American back bloodied from the whips of imperialist masters to show how strong and unbreakable his people are. They stand free today after having endured centuries of abuse and mistreatment.

    1. Tenth Amendment

      Is clarity between the relationship of the Constitution and the Federal Government. That if the ("paperwork") Constitution doesn't specify it the power to be delegated by the Federal Govt, that power belongs to the state and/or the people. This comes in handy when there are concurrent powers(powers shared between the state and federal govt, the tenth amendment with come into play to divide the specifics.Limiting the powers of the Fed Govt.

    1. Wow what an interesting story. It's notable that he's still alive at age 99 despite being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation in his 20s, and a history cancer in the family.


  17. Jan 2023
    1. since 1948 when the U.N Declaration on the rights of uh on human 00:32:06 on human beings was adopted the U.N declaration uh 12 million indigenous peoples have been murdered since 1948 40 million dispossessed of their 00:32:20 traditional lands in our lifetime

      !- atrocities since 1948 : 12 million indigenous people murder, 40 million dispossessed

    2. embedding indigenous knowledge in the conservation and restoration of Landscapes and one of the highlights of this report talks about how indigenous people are one of the best stewards of 00:29:43 nature they represent five percent of humanity but they actually protect eighty percent of Earth's biodiversity one third of all Earth's territories are owned or governed by indigenous communities 00:29:56 and locals and 91 of this land are actually in good or Fair ecological condition

      !- indigenous peoples : best stewards of earth !- quotable : 5 % of population protect 85% of earth’s biodiversity

    1. I think for some people that’s actually fine. Watching money compound gives them more pleasure than they would get spending it.
    2. I think what many people really want from money is the ability to stop thinking about money. To have enough money that they can stop thinking about it and focus on other stuff.
    1. I heard of a peculiar technique used by a company hiring a senior executive. In the final round of interviews, the candidates are taken to lunch, and during the meal something goes wrong—of course, this is all staged as a kind of test. Maybe someone walks up to the table and creates a scene, or perhaps the food delivered to the table is completely wrong. The purpose is to see how the candidate handles the situation. You fail the test if you over-react (for example, causing a scene yourself) or under-react (e.g., just letting things get out of control with no response).

      Test of handling unexpected problems

    2. If they cheat at small things, they will cheat at big things.
    3. Great listeners possess extraordinary skills of awareness and comprehension. They can assess situations with tremendous accuracy, and act in ways that maximize group effectiveness.
    4. I’ve met few great listeners in my entire life. But they are some of the most effective individuals I’ve ever encountered.

      Try to listen more rather than talk

    5. The flaw people hate most in others is usually their own greatest weakness.
    6. I’d prefer to take a glimpse at how they spend time and money. Those reveal what a person is really all about.
    7. His belief is that people’s character and ability to handle challenges are almost entirely formed during the first two decades of their life.
    8. People reveal their true natures when they deal with others who have no power and can never return a favor.
    9. A person’s choice of a spouse—or if they aren’t married, their closest lifelong partner—is much more revealing than anything they say or do in public.
    1. A new economic paradigm for people and planet

      !- Title: A new economic paradigm for people and planet !- Date: Jan 30, 2023 !- Organizer: RSA !- Speakers: David Sloan Wilson, evolutionary biologist & Dennis Snower, economist

    1. Wildcards tend to be labelled as "Swiss army knife", "generalist", or "jack of all trades". Each term fails to describe the full range of value that a Wildcard brings to the table.Wildcards fit best into the chaotic nature of early-stage startups.

      Wildcard people are good at many things but not a master

  18. Dec 2022
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    1. the silurian hypothesis now this is actually a bit of a play on words it's actually based on the episode of doctor who that had a strange race known as sillurians 00:05:52 that evolved millions and millions of years ago from ancient reptiles that also possess intelligence but then because of the climatic changes on the planet essentially went into a prolonged state of hibernation in order to survive 00:06:04 the inhibitable earth waking up on modern earth and then interacting with the doctor and so because of this episode the scientists behind this paper decided to give it a kind of a tony chick name calling it the silverine hypothesis which by itself comes from a 00:06:17 geological period roughly around 440 million years ago and honestly for me personally this right here represents one of the more important papers or one of the more important propositions when it comes to 00:06:29 the idea of extraterrestrial intelligence because at the moment there's really only two possible answers either we're completely alone and we kind of evolved completely by accident and there's really no other intelligence anywhere out there which makes it a kind 00:06:41 of an evolutionary fluke and it's unlikely to repeat anywhere or anyone in the universe or extraterrestrial intelligence and any kind of intelligence is pretty common and we should be finding a lot of it here on 00:06:54 planet earth in the historical record

      !- history : Silurian hypothesis - there could be records of past intelligent species in the fossil records

    1. I think that’s the biggest thing that I take from this: any text should at least hint at the rich tapestry of things it is resulting from, if not directly discuss it or link to it. A tapestry not just made from other texts, but other actions taken (things created, data collected, tools made or adapted), and people (whose thoughts you build on, whose behaviour you observe and adopt, who you interact with outside of the given text). Whether it’s been GPT-3 generated or not, that holds.

      Useful and likely human written texts show the richness of the context it results from, by showing and linking. Not just to/with 1) other texts, but also 2) other actions (things created, data gathering, experiments, tools adapted) and 3) people (that provided input, you look at, interact with outside the text). Even if such things were generated following up those leads should show its inauthenticity.

    1. he remarked that it was the first time he had had the honour of charging a grand jury for the county of Lincolnshire

      it was Williams' first time in the jury in Lincolnshire.

    2. Chief Justice Erle and Justice Williams


  20. Aug 2022
    1. I loved that if I “did the work”, then I got the benefits. If there’s something in Rails I didn’t like, I felt empowered to change it.
    1. Our First Nations people came together in 2017 to look for a path forward in shaping their place in Australian society. They issued the Uluru Statement from the Heart, an invitation to the Australian people to enshrine their Voice in our Constitution and to establish a Makarrata Commission for treaties between First Nations peoples and the Government of Australia, and the truth telling about our history.
    1. We might learn something new, if we understood both sides.

      Allosso is using "both sides" in a broadly journalistic fashion the way it had traditionally meant in the mid to late 21st century until Donald J. Trump's overtly racist comment on Aug. 15, 2017 "you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides." following the Charlottesville, VA protests.

      Perhaps it might be useful if people quit using the "both sides" as if there were only two perspectives on an issue (for or against), when in reality there is often a spectrum of thoughts and feelings, not all mutually exclusive, about issues?