Rewiring the System


Mindfulness Then What


Here I am going out, yet again. This evening I am attending an event at the HUB in San Francisco, a genuine hub of trending Geekdom. Or I am standing in the anti room of a conference hall, or in the lobby of an auditorium, or at a coffee shop, and I hear people talking about Mindfulness! This arrives in many emails I get from such different groups, from Cosmology, science, politics, Artists, The Singularity, coders, foodies and friends about mindfulness. Being Mindful is the buzz word ‘of the day.’

It Is A Trip!

The ‘trip’ seems to be defined as: I have lost myself in a whirlwind and can’t remember who, where, or why I AM.

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Mindfulness, or the process to remember where you are and what you are doing, thinking, feeling is putting the skin in the game. It is the beginning of being present in space at the intersection of the habit of time.

In Bayard Rustin’s Back Pocket


A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin:  Band together! The two men worked to bring civil disobedience, non violent assembly, and public intellectualism, the public intellectual discourse against the halls of Power. From his father, Randolph learned that color was less important than a person’s characterand conduct. From his mother, he learned the importance of education and of defending oneself physically against those who would seek to hurt one or one’s family, if necessary. Randolph remembered vividly the night his mother sat in the front room of their house with a loaded shotgun across her lap, while his father tucked a pistol under his coat and went off to prevent a mob from lynching a man at the local county jail.

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Can you find any people rising up to become leaders with such strong intuition and usefulness to humanity, as a whole society, in our current time of Tyranny as Mr. Rustin and Mr. Randolph?

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Have we started to move into Protest and take a stand  to pressure Politics. The most extreme elements of those, drunk on power, are working hard against the belief that we are all members of One Global Family.

What is the chance that those of us who stand for our American Constitutional Right To Privacy? Personal right to a private life and private communication, which is a building block of real democracy must find a leader as Bayard Rustin was.

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Goodness is normal, caring about other people is right, and the natural normal aspect of our evolution, to walking upright on two feet: bipededness

Is there any one reading this who is completely against and ready to stand up against the kind of Big Government that passes laws which currently condone mass surveillance, penalize both legitimate protest and dissent, using the News Media they own, issuing a flood of bad press against all organizing including the Occupy Movement platforms?

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The ability of people to move into the landscape of life by moving into the the light, the light in the world and there is a light at the end of the tunnel is essential for life itself. I am ready to make this assent. I believe that now is the time to gather together and walk peacefully together functioning and acting as the Heart of Our Country.

The Grover Norqust Gang is actively working to suppress and ignore our Constitutional checks and balances. Not one of the American citizens voted or elected this man. His group are funded and backed by big corporations in concert with wrong military minds, and bought politicians intervening world wide. Grover Norquist orchestrated the Iran/Contra, by funding Oliver North! Norquist has designed programs which have taken over our Congress.

Where is Thomas Paine? He emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin! Where is a man with the character and cash of the likes of Benjamin Franklin NOW?  Paine had the good fortune and timing to arrive in time to participate in the American Revolution. His contribution was the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America’s independence.

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Where are the powerful intelligent peacemakers hiding? I hope to, by this post, to draw out men to serve simply and simply serve.  In the way Rustin served as an unidentified member of the American Friends Service Committee‘s task force to write “Speak Truth to Power: A Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence,” published in 1955. This was one of the most influential and widely commented upon pacifist essays in the United States. Rustin was a member of the New York City Fifteenth Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).  He traveled widely in service to peace.Can we look to the Quaker’s for resistance and leadership?

 

 

Bradley Manning, Prism, World Domination,and Fear Mongering

Posted in Computer,Consciousness,Power of Choice by rewiringangel on July 30, 2013
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I am sad and powerless down to my bones today. The elected officials have abandoned everyone except the 1%. I am being watched and in actual danger.

Today I got a phone call that had a message when I picked up the phone that,’This Call Is Being Recorded’! Just a call from a guy. He heard it on his side too. It creeped us both out. Does this mean that my phone is being tapped?

Why?

Who cares among all the people who have this happening to them? And

What is there, anything, that I can do about it.

Why can’t ‘we the people’ of the world stop this intrusion into our ordinary lives?

This is the world we are leaving to our children! Really? Is this what we will allow?

The worlds governments are all in agreement that peoples rights are a problem that they can and are obliterating.

When and how are we going to get our Constitutional and human rights to personal privacy returned?
At some point these people will stand up and start acting right, some respected member of the computer development community will evaluate it (including the binaries), or some respected group will fork and adopt it… or not. Until then, it’s demonstrated itself as being mud, so who cares.

People would be nuts to trust it, let alone play with it outside of a sandbox.

Black Out Against CISPA


A simple HTML page for sites wishing to participate in the CISPA blackout — Read more

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CISPA Website Blackout Page

The HTML code in this repository was created for sites who wish to participate in the April 22nd site blackout in protest of the passage of CISPA by the US House of Representatives. The code contains no Javascript or other scripting code and will run in all browsers and on all web servers.

To install the script, simply copy the code to your web server and either replace the index.html page (which may be index.php, index.py, or something similar) with this page or redirect your websites main page to blackout.html. Be sure to look at the code and change my email address at the bottom to yours so, if your visitors want to contact you about the blackout, they can. If you don’t change the email address and I receive email from your visitors, they may go unanswered.

Got questions? Contact me!

I welcome your emails in regards to this script or anything else. Feel free to drop me a line at papillion@gmail.com. I also welcome improvements to this script. It was thrown together in a few minutes and could most certainly be much better. Don’t be shy, contribute!

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CISPA Blackout Script
Written By: Anthony Papillion <papillion@gmail.com>
Copyright (C) 2013 Anthony Papillion
Releaed under the GNU Public License
This is a simple HTML page that will allow any website to participate in the
April 22nd website blackout in protest of CISPA. You may use this script on your own
website and you may change it as you see fit.
Please be sure to change the “contact” link at the bottom of this page. Change the
anthony@cajuntechie.org email address to your own address as I am not able to help
visitors who contact me from your site. If you don’t change the address, visitor emails
from your site that come to me will largely go unanswered.
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                <p class=”heading”>CISPA MUST BE STOPPED!!</p>
                <p class=”subheading”>This website is shut down today as a response to the passage of CISPA</p>
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                    On Thursday, April 18th, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed
                    the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that allows
                    the companies you do business with to easily share your private information
                    with the Federal Government and <i>provides no protection to you if that
                    information is misused.</i> This is a dangerous piece of legislation which is
                    designed to allow the federal government to bypass the protections given to
                    Americans by the fourth amendment to the US Constitution. It’s an end-run around
                    the Constitution.
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                    As a response, the owners of this website, along with thousands of others, have
                    chosen to “go black” today and take this site offline in protest of CISPA and
                    to send a clear message to business, government, and other citizens, about what
                    might happen if CISPA were to pass the US Senate and become an actual law.
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                    CISPA is dangerous to your freedom. We encourage you to help us fight it by
                    <a href=”https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm”&gt;
                    contacting your Senators</a> and telling them to vote no on the bill when it
                    comes to them for a vote. We also encourage you to
                    <a href=”http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h117″>learn which
                    Representatives voted yes on CISPA</a> and make sure they pay a high political
                    price for their betrayal of our country by losing their seats in the next
                    election. The only way to stop our government from passing these types of
                    dangerous laws is to make sure that those who vote for them do so
                    at their own peril.
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                    If you want to black out your own website in solidarity with us, you can find
                    the code to this script <a href=”https://github.com/cajuntechie/CISPABlackout”>here</a&gt;. Feel free to
                    use it as you see fit. To learn more about CISPA or to alert your friends to this
                    dangerous piece of law, use the links below.
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                        <a href=”http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-internet-privacy-stop-cispa?utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition”>SIGN A PETITION ASKING THE SENATE TO STOP CISPA</a></p>
                        <a href=”http://www.zdnet.com/cispa-passes-u-s-house-death-of-the-fourth-amendment-7000014205/”>About CISPA and Why it’s Bad</a> |
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                        <a href=”http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h117″>Find out who voted for CISPA</a><br />
                        <a href=”mailto:anthony@cajuntechie.org?subject=CISPA Blackout”>Contact Site Owner about the Blackout</a>
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Hawking’s Gravity


How often does Kindness and Intelligence bind harmoniously in one well known person? I had an opportunity to stand next to Dr Stephan Hawking and talk directly to him personally while looking right into his eyes. Both eyes were focused and expressive. In fact I got a whole conversation and wonderful connected sense of grace from our extended glances.


Dr. Stephen Hawking and Dr. Kip Thorne will be presenting a program on Black Holes on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 8pm at the Flint Center in Cupertino CA.

What I so much wanted to tell him was my unpretentious story about reading a book he authored. I was simply talking to this man who I had admired for most of his life. I told him that some 21 or 22 years ago when his thick volume came out I was living in Princeton N.J. I said that I went into the Young Adult section of the Library and took out the thin young adult version and read it in entirety. That version was in larger print and did not have any of the equations!

It happened that I was standing next to him that perfectly lovely June afternoon. It was at that point that he looked into my eyes and I felt a wave of gratitude coming from him.  It was a glance of such tenderness and grace full of real understanding and an appreciation of my honesty, as I was completely unpretentious about reading the children’s copy! My telling the unabashed truth gave me a life long gift of the deep connection with respect for his work though the nuts and bolts are over my head.

The event at the Flint Center in Cupertino CA.  Highlighted the extraordinary new proofs of the gravitational spin both in black holes and the collision of two black holes. There in an easy to comprehend power point presentation was the first glimmer of gravitation force. It is more than any other explanation a position for the gravity puzzle

Dr. Stephen Hawking and Dr. Kip Thorne will be presenting a program on Black Holes on Tuesday June 19 at 8pm at the Flint Center in Cupertino CA.

Waiting for Change


I have been curled up in a spiral waiting to be discovered… I am waiting for change. Now that the political landscape is so frighteningly dumb… How is it that people put the Occupy Protestors down as slime getting in their way as they want to enter a building?  This is such a virulent First World Crime;  The Occupy people are standing for equity.

If only we had a 100 days of students in the streets of American cities about the cost of education as is happening in Montreal right now. Pink Floyd is beauty in the face of political disaster.

Imagine someone who does not care for his fellow human being stepping into leadership and all the time telling you that Everything is going to be better than all right. ….Just like Goebbels did back after the last monetary crash. I am off to dream of Pink  Floyd, Comming Change…and Sky Cake

And there are terrible things happening to the man who brought a breath of fresh air to global governmental espionage and slime..  Assange is best known for revealing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents, including a hard-to-watch video that captured U.S. forces gunning down a crowd of Iraqi civilians and journalists that they’d mistaken for insurgents. His release of a quarter-million classified State Department cables outraged Washington and destabilized American diplomacy worldwide.

What are we going to do? I Want More HUGS!

Huh? Happiness


I am trying NOT to find what I want outside myself. I really need to build a certain strength and loving esteem as I learn not to look for happiness from others. I want ‘others’ around me to collaborate on critical issues that have a bearing on my humanity. We are people in groups. Groups build Societies.  Life works when people get along.  We share thoughts, ideas, projects and ‘fun and games’, cooking and cleaning, cuddling and more…. etc! I need to find what really makes me happy inside myself.  It means that I have to relax all the working parts of my human and animal systems.

Last night I was in a huge room full of really intensely smart basically privately focused on the screens straight ahead. It was the big day for soldering class. Many of the most gregarious folks turn out for this ongoing option.  There are kits to make all sorts of blinking, singing, pulsing objects.  How do they put up with this chatty smiling redhead? I really enjoy my time in this club house Hacker Hang Out. The amazing part is that they know my name and are very friendly.

The Wonders of Noisebridge!

It is huge to be completely different from the people in the room. I do not code or work in coding language as those in the surrounding system of being and thinking at the Hacker Space. My life, both in thinking and working, does not involve the behind the scene, back door, of the computer world. I have a computer which I know how to turn on almost all of the time. Now I am into learning about things that Geeks do every day. I am an enthusiastic beginner. I used to have huge problems all the time. I was unhappy!  I have a friend who is my ‘go to guy’ when I get various viruses and worms. In the past they were arriving on the back of some attachment or such in an invisible Trogen Horse. Geeks woke me up to the joys of knowing a little more. One step at a time I hope to turn my HUH into Happiness.

 

 

Feeling Your Truth


Lately, it seems that whenever I talk to Coders and ask them to make sure they take a moment to get in touch with what they are feeling and reach out to tell someone about their feeling they all get a certain glazed centered energy. To the last every one, there is a look one look that comes over their eyes. The energy of attention stops and they relax into an understanding of exactly to what I am referring.

I am serious about keeping people opened to the wonder and delight all around us especially when there is a point of focus that tends to sweep the sunshine away. I want people to reach out instead of ending the ongoing experience in all of life.

My lead in to a conversation about ‘how do you feel’ sounds like; ‘High achieving people are so much more able to do things so well that when you are not feeling well you are still operating at such a high level, that no one notices that you are less than good. ‘ It is at this point that every coding, developer, network support person gets the same look. It is as though they stop putting up the veneer and get back into their bodies and hearts. Yes, I have been neglecting my feelings, thanks for asking.

Last night I met three super smart coders who were all under 16 at a hacker space.  I said my sentence then took a moment to talk individually to each of them. Yes, it is true that they can slide behind what people think about their work and success mostly always ignoring their emotional humanity. Emotional health is so vital to supporting cooperative collegial cooperation. Emotions are the building blocks of strong happy friendships,  families, and societies.

What can you do when you lose touch with how you feel to the point you can’t tell another person what is inside your heart? The individual becomes unbalanced. The separation is very serious. When what you are working on veils the view of your pulsing life force eventually who you are and why you are here is lost as well. How to talk when you have not exercised your voice? The problem is real. It is a problem not just in the computer world but in all the positions where feelings are pushed down and out as a habitual pattern.

August Ferdinand Möbius

A model can easily be created by taking a paper strip and giving it a half-twist, and then joining the ends of the strip together to form a loop. In Euclidean space there are two types of Möbius strips depending on the direction of the half-twist: clockwise and counterclockwise. That is to say, it is a chiral object with "handedness" (right-handed or left-handed).

In the computer world there is a lot of pressure from the people around you to get success fast with no let down. I know of several persons who are clinically depressed because of  dispersed lack of emotional attention and the continuous mobius edgeless puzzle.

Relaxed Mind


Sure you have heard the words mindfulness and mindful living but what are people talking about? Sitting still in Meditation, is associated and are consistant with decreased activity in the jingle jangle of the sympathetic nervous system. Herbert Benson, is The Father of the Relaxation Response.
Benson is a pioneer in mind/body medicine, one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality  and healing into medicine. In his 35+ year career, he has defined the relaxation response and continues to lead teaching and research into its efficacy in counteracting the harmful effects of stress.

Steps to Elicit the Relaxation Response

The following is the technique reprinted with permission from Dr. Herbert Benson’s book
The Relaxation Response pages 162-163


1.
Sit quietly in a comfortable position.

2.
Close your eyes.

3.
Deeply relax all your muscles,
beginning at your feet and progressing up to your face.
Keep them relaxed.

4.
Breathe through your nose.
Become aware of your breathing.
As you breathe out, say the word, “one“*,
silently to yourself. For example,
breathe in … out, “one“,- in .. out, “one“, etc.
Breathe easily and naturally.

5.
Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.
You may open your eyes to check the time, but do not use an alarm.
When you finish, sit quietly for several minutes,
at first with your eyes closed and later with your eyes opened.
Do not stand up for a few minutes.

6.
Do not worry about whether you are successful
in achieving a deep level of relaxation.
Maintain a passive attitude and permit relaxation to occur at its own pace.
When distracting thoughts occur,
try to ignore them by not dwelling upon them
and return to repeating “one.”

With practice, the response should come with little effort.
Practice the technique once or twice daily,
but not within two hours after any meal,
since the digestive processes seem to interfere with
the elicitation of the Relaxation Response.

The ganglia  are nosegays of Lotuses, bachelor buttons, peonies, roses, lilies, snapdragons, and forget-me-nots which provide relay points and intermediary connections between different neurological structures in the body.

Base Blossom

From the blossom bundles the nerve wiring thins out from branches to stems, tendrils, dendrites going to the parts of our bodies that works without thinking and the imperceptible diversionary reactive functions that we think are our whole world. Labeled as the peripheral and central nervous systems we march endlessly in the here and now. The little trees branch out projections. Some of the projections use visible branches, we call neurons, from the blossom Ganglions, (from the Greek: δένδρονdéndron, “tree”), to electrically conduct thoughts into an action. It makes the body breath and digest as well as the rainbow of feelings, some are fast, others safe and slow.

Strings, Waves, and Some Oily Stuff

Mindful Of Movement

Research finds that dendrites support the action potentials of thought which release the neurotransmitters. Certain classes of dendrites (i.e. Purkinje cells of cerebellum, cerebral cortex) contain small projections referred to as “appendages” or “spines”. Appendages increase receptive properties of dendrites to isolate signal specificity. Increased neural activity at spines increases their size and conduction which is thought to play a role in learning and memory formation. There are approximately 200,000 spines per cell, each of which serve as a postsynaptic process for individual presynaptic axons. What do you really remember? When you just hang out on the internet most of what you remember is the rethinking of some things that may or may not have actually happened but they are generated and returned to the process.

A few years back in the mid 20th century, science, especially biology, a faced a fast-increasing need to develop a “man-computer symbiosis”, to aid scientists in solving problems. 

Attention Blindness


Are you blind to ‘The Right Partner’, what are ‘ The right conditions’, Can we search for’ the right diversity’ in our caring for our human family? What will make me Happy? Who has the creds to cross my threshold? Is there a person who does not fit the greater outside mold who could help humanity and make me happy?

Normally,’ The Outsider’ is not allowed to speak, so that ‘the organization’ can preserve and substantiate their basic flaws. The weekend I saw the smooth Movie: The Sting’.

What time is is: you do this and do it on time You do it at the time I tell you . Is this a plan for creating a productive system

There were more than 30 people who worked in-sync to pull off the heist. With enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow. From different places, cultures Stop playing at games from a lower order for an assumed lower order people, getting a lower order result. I guess some smart people have to start calling up and actually talking with one another . It is time to go out for lunch. Come visit NOW!

I am invisible because of the distractions outside. Linear control of the electrical pumping of thoughts that happen in every human, yours and all the other peoples brains is keeping each of us as bags of stuff held within skin clicking … We meet to step out from behind the computer screen and have real face time looking at an other person or persons on a regular basis.

I am sad. I get typed words that have not materialized.Hold My Tender Heart in Your Hands This Day and Tomorrow

My heart can no longer take un intention no attention.

 

I feel a serious lack of respect from multiple stations. No flowers for Valentines day is a big deal. Blind to the purpose of attention is no excuse. Hey I am just blind to you, baby.  It is not that difficult to create Happiness that is gorgeous. Stop creating and preserving the problems you were created to solve.

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