Re: DWS MOVEMENTS - 5/12/2016 UPDATED: 4:46PM ET 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM LEADER PELOSI MEETING - APPROPRIATIONS CARDINALS STRATEGY BRIEFING RE: DEFENSE APPROPS -- H-203 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM AMY TO DRIVE DWS TO DNC 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM COMMS BUFFER 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM DNC COMMS - LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW, COSTA REPORTS WITH REBECCA ACOSTA -- Chair's Office, TBD to connect: TBD 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM AMY TO DRIVE DWS TO ANDREW MELLON AUDITORIUM (8 MINUTES) 6:01 PM - 6:10 PM FL23 IMRPOMPTU CALL - MICHAEL FREEDLAND -- DWS to call: 954-830-0123 6:10 PM - 6:45 PM FL23 DROP BY - CELEBRATION OF ISRAEL'S 68TH INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH AMB. RON DERMER (6:00PM-8:00PM) -- Andrew W Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20240 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO WILLIE'S 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AMY KROLL BRIDAL SHOWER / FAREWELL PARTY (7:00PM-9:00PM) -- Willie's Brew & Que, 300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003 9:00 PM - 9:10 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO DCA 9:10 PM - 9:30 PM PACKING TIME 9:30 PM - 9:45 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS TO DCA 9:45 PM - 10:15 PM DWS/GEOFF TO PICK UP SHELBY SCHULTZ FROM DCA 10:15 PM - 10:30 PM GEOFF TO DRIVE DWS/SHELBY SCHULTZ HOME 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM CALL - NIGHTLY CHECK-IN WITH TRACIEThis is six hours of DWS MOVEMENTS. The title itself explains everything. DWS is not making anything. DWS is not even making DECISIONS, supposedly the job of an executive. DWS is just MOVING. Or more precisely DWS is being carted around to 12 different places in 6 hours. DWS is a robot, making preprogrammed IMPROMPTU appearances in a dozen places so the appropriate people can be seen with the robot. Who is making the decisions? Obviously the staff who program the robot and schedule the limos and caterers and halls and so on. In all of this MOVEMENT nobody ever decides on meaningful actions. The only decisions are who gets to BE with the DWS robot and who doesn't get to BE with the DWS robot. This is even stupider than the bad epistemology of fake news. This is corrupt ontology. The third leg of philosophy is COMPLETELY MISSING. There's no TELEOLOGY at all. No PURPOSE. Nobody ever steps back and asks WHY it's necessary to have all of these preprogrammed robots driving and flying around 24 hours a day and BEING in various places. = = = = = Irrelevant sidenote: How does this compare with my own non-BEING life? DWS was in 12 different places in 6 hours, which is apparently a typical rate of BEING for DWS. How long does it take me to BE inside 12 different buildings? In the last 12 months, which were unusually active because of last September's surgery, I can count 9 different buildings. Home, two different Safeways, WalMart, hardware store, dentist, regular doctor, surgeon, hospital for surgery. My normal pattern is 7 locations per year, equivalent to 1/6 day of DWS BEING. So DWS bes 1877 times faster than I be. Well, that isn't really the proper comparison. More appropriately, my typical day includes two buildings: home and a store. Safeway or WalMart or hardware. By this method DWS bes 18 times faster than I be, not 1877. Did I ever approach the DWS be-rate? Back in the '80s when I was working 1.5 jobs and eating in restaurants, my typical day included about 10 buildings. That's getting closer.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.