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  • rogerglewis 10:59 am on August 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Predictability probability and Knowing. Corinthians 13 

     I have been re reading some of my research notes this morning looking for some of my older poetry to post to Poetry.com, Thanks for the link I have been enjoying your poems in between rooting about on my hard drives. Anyway I was struck when writing a piece on Predictability , Probablility and knowing by two versions of Corinthians 13. One in the youngs Literal Translation which gives us Love as the theme and the other in the King James Bible that gives us Charity as the main theme.

    Notes on predictability Probability and Knowing.
    Here is a cut and paste from my notes.

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    Young’s Literal Translation

    1 If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling; 2 and if I have prophecy, and know all the secrets, and all the knowledge, and if I have all the faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing; 3 and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
    4 The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not act unseemly, doth not seek its own things, is not provoked, doth not impute evil, 6 rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth; 7 all things it beareth, all it believeth, all it hopeth, all it endureth.
    8 The love doth never fail; and whether there be prophecies, they shall become useless; whether tongues, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall become useless; 9 for in part we know, and in part we prophecy; 10 and when that which is perfect may come, then that which is in part shall become useless. 11 When I was a babe, as a babe I was speaking, as a babe I was thinking, as a babe I was reasoning, and when I have become a man, I have made useless the things of the babe; 12 for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known; 13 and now there doth remain faith, hope, love — these three; and the greatest of these is love.

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    King James Version

    1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
    4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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    It makes a huge difference to the meaning, I feel I wonder what others make of this linguistic slight of hand and its relegation of Love and promotion of Charity in its stead?

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  • rogerglewis 6:01 am on August 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Government of the Poor, By the rich for the Corporations. 

    Click here to learn what governement is really for.

    There is a fine line between capitalizing on a trend and being consistently late to the market. Financially Engineering consistent and above average business success is far more complex than rocket science.”

    James I agree with you it is no more complicated than very good luck or Fraud, take your pick the laws of chance preclude the former so it is usually the latter and this from John Ruskin, Unto this Last 1860, Critique of Classical Political Economy.

    Pardon me. Men of business do indeed know how they themselves
    made their money, or how, on occasion, they lost it. Playing a
    long-practised game, they are familiar with the chances of its
    cards, and can rightly explain their losses and gains. But they
    neither know who keeps the bank of the gambling-house, nor what
    other games may be played with the same cards, nor what other
    losses and gains, far away among the dark streets, are
    essentially, though invisibly, dependent on theirs in the lighted
    rooms. They have learned a few, and only a few, of the laws of
    mercantile economy; but not one of those of political economy.

    “The 21st Century begins to look like a world populated mostly by conmen and accountants.”
    James add in Lawyers and Bankers and you have a description of The Corporate Oligopoly and Middle Ground two party politics, That is the Lot of the people at the Beginning of the 21st Century.
    We have the Potential to mark the beginning of the 21st Century with a New Renaissance
    or we could mark it with a descent into a Carbon Taxing Dark ages.
    The Internet might just be the means to a world in which Wealth really is
     “The Possession of the Valuable by the Valiant”

    Essay IV: “Ad Valorem,” section 77.‘Wealth, therefore, is “The possession of the valuable by the valiant”; and in considering it as a power existing in a nation, the two elements, the value of the thing, and the valour of its possessor, must be estimated together. Whence it appears that many of the persons commonly considered wealthy, are in reality no more wealthy than the locks of their own strong boxes are, they being inherently and eternally incapable of wealth; and operating for the nation, in an economical point of view, either as pools of dead water, and eddies in a stream (which, so long as the stream flows, are useless, or serve only to drown people, but may become of importance in a state of stagnation should the stream dry); or else, as dams in a river, of which the ultimate service depends not on the dam, but the miller; or else, as mere accidental stays and impediments, acting not as wealth, but (for we ought to have a correspondent term) as “illth”, causing various devastation and trouble around them in all directions; or lastly, act not at all, but are merely animated conditions of delay, (no use being possible of anything they have until they are dead,) in which last condition they are nevertheless often useful as delays, and “impedimenta” ‘ (Unto this Last, 1860)

     in the sense and context in which Ruskin developed it.
    the quo plurinum possett for money as a means of exchange can not be realised where it is adulterated to the modern extent, no touchstone of economics can accept that the current tyranny is widely beneficial , indeed it is most unwise.
    On Human and entrepreneurial ingenuity I agree with the original premise in this article move forward innovate and improve as Keynes said “if the facts change then so do my opinion”
    Our Men Turin and Godel Gave us two great gifts we are only now slowly realising the profundity of.
    The Computer is a very good way of keeping score and Money is no more than that and Stuff is made up of bits. And Godel gave us infinity, it drove him mad but should make all of us more humble.

     
  • rogerglewis 6:52 am on August 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Friend Of Michael Sanden.

    I just completed the two week Michael Sanden, Sanden Guitars guitar building class, this guitar is the result. I wrote a Lyric to go along to the Grateful dead classic fiend of the Devil honouring Michael and the two week journey to the Komstad crossroads that he had given me and my fellow student Lars.

    http://www.sandenguitars.com/eng/class.html

    We came down to Komstad, we was searchin for that sound.
    Couldn’t get to sleep that night till mornin came around.
    Set out planing but we take our time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine.
    If We get done a gluing before daylight, just might get some sleep, just might get some sleep tonite.

    Ran into Mr Sanden Babe He took our Kroner Bills
    Spent the night a scraping with files and chisels
    Set out planing but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If we get done a gluing before daylight just might get some sleep, Just might get some sleep, Just might get some sleep tonite.

    I routed out the truss rod, But Michael caught me there
    he gripped the neck and laid  on of his hands, ONE TOUCH!, it was perfect then I swear.

    Set out planing but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If I get done a sanding before daylight I just might get some sleep, just might get some sleep tonite.

    BRIDGE.

    Got two reasons why I tried to build my own guitar.
    First ones GAS you know the score , but please don’t tell my wife.
    Second ones a search for tone and Michaels on my tail, if he catches up with you the warranties in the mail.

    Got an axe in Sunburst and a Roots in mahogany.
    First ones name is Orville but it ain’t doin it for me.

    Set out strummin but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If I get thru a fretting before daylight . I just might get some sleep , I just might get some sleep,
    I just might get some sleep. TONITE…………

     
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