Sunday, March 7, 2010

Winning by other than straightforward tactics


Jewish date:  21 ’Adhar 5770 (Parashath Wayyaqhel-Fequdhe).

Today’s holidays:  Bahá’í Month of Fasting (Bahá’í Faith), Third Sunday of Lent (Roman Catholicism).

Worthy cause of the day:  “Tell Obama: Let us fight for the public option.

Topic 1:  The latest episode of Caprica, “Know Thy Enemy”.  The more I watch this show, the more my intuition insists that the Tauron culture has serious religious dimensions to it.  Revenge seems to be a major value.  Tauron industrialist Tomas Vergis, from whom Daniel Graystone had a metacognitive processor (MCP) stolen, believes that Daniel is responsible not only the theft of the MCP but also for the death of two of his sister’s children.  Rather than kill Daniel, Tomas has decided to play mind games with Daniel and ruin something that Daniel loves.  It also must be noted that the Tauron honor system does not allow for theft from fellow Taurons.  On a different track, life in a virtual world, as Zoe I worked to create, is seen by Sister Clarice as a form of afterlife.  She is also not above spy tactics to try to get information on Zoe.

Topic 2:  “Another Tack: An Arab land”:  This article deals with Arab tactics in the Arab-Israeli War.  Covered are fabricating the past, appropriation of Jewish history, and trying to silence the Jewish point of view—anything to make Arabs look in the right at all costs.  Major rule:  If you lie, you effectively admit you have no argument.  Another major rule:  none us us has the right to always be right.

Topic 3:  For today’s religious humor:  “Basement Cat Jr’s”:
funny pictures of cats with captions


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