Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org &
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2006 07 17 Who controls time? Nobody. I don’t believe even God controls time: all those theologians attributing infinite everything to god? they really meant time; except that time doesn’t prefer you and your snivelling pleas, or your precious baby, or your precious girlfriend, or whether you get another cell phone for Christmas to all else in the universe. In fact why should time care about the universe? Time is infinite; the universe finite.
Ah, but who controls the human records about time? That’s a different matter entirely.
In the traditional song Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill big Jim Goff went a mile in the air after a premature explosion.
|When the next pay day came round,
Jim Goff a dollar short was found.
When he asked, “What for?” came this reply,
You’re docked for the time you were up in the sky.
Jim Goff’s problem was that God was on the side of the paymaster: bosses stick together.
You can stay late every day of the week, work off the clock on weekends, miss your daughter’s party as fodder for some crisis at the office, yet get fired for missing check in time by one minute: never mind that the whole east grid blew its circuits.
The utility company can cut off your power if you made a mistake. The utility company can cut off your power if the utility company makes a mistake. Ah, but can you cut off the utility company’s credit with the state? Only if you somehow become the majority. (That may be accomplished: by out-waiting and out-breeding everybody else; or by breaking into the armory and showing up at the capital building with ballistic missiles under your arms.
The bank punishes you by moving “your” money, which is in the bank’s pocket, into the bank’s own pocket, in the bank’s pocket. How can you punish the bank?
Same answer: break into the armory and show up at the mayor’s door with Rambo under your arm.
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2006 07 14 More comments on folk art will gather in my Scholarship section.