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Jon Stewart to the Rescue of Robinhood?

What would cause John Stewart to finally take to social media via Twitter?

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Former Daily Show host and liberal icon, Jon Stewart, finally joined Twitter after years and years of refusing to. What would cause John Stewart to finally take to social media via Twitter?

Apparently, he was so enraged by the liberal elite’s treatment of the average investor that he could no longer keep his voice quiet. He’s very first tweet was this.

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He is right in almost every sentence of his tweet.

1. It is bullsh*t
2. The Redditors aren’t cheating.
3. They are just doing what the elite financiers have been doing forever.
4. And with tongue in cheek he suggests that they are simply copying Wall Street’s tactics, making reference to the 2008 financial meltdown.

I have always said that when Jon Stewart was being fair, he was a powerful proponent of the American way. Unfortunately, ninety percent of the time he is a leftist hack. Occassionally, and this is one of those times, he uses his powerful voice to say what is right. If he keeps it up, though, he will receive fewer and fewer cocktail party invitations. But for now, I’ll give him credit where credit is due.

With tens of thousands of retweets, he posted one more tweet that simply said, “Thanks for the warm welcome! I promise to only use this app in a sporadic and ineffective manner.”

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It is Time for Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience is the only thing that will get their attention: We will no longer comply

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PolitiCrossing founder Chris Widener talks about why civil disobedience works and why it is time for conservatives to make the decision to no longer comply. Yes, there are ramifications and you need to know what they are and be willing to accept them. No violence. No anger. No craziness. Just civil disobedience. Let the left act out in their criminality. We will be peacefully non-compliant. Watch the video below:

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The Power of Place

Our actions, thoughts, and feelings are shaped by our genes and neurochemistry, and history and relationships, and notibly by our surroundings

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The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions, by Winifred Gallagher (Poseidon Press, 1993), in my mind, became an instant classic. Here are my notes and excerpts from this insightful book:

Throughout history, people of all cultures have [rightly] assumed that environment influences behavior. Now, science confirms that our actions, thoughts, and feelings are indeed shaped not just by our genes and neurochemistry, and history and relationships, but also by our surroundings.

▪ The biology of behavior concerns the four elements of molecule, cell, organ, and organism, and the physical environment is important from the simplest level up through any stage in our development.

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▪ Burdened with increasingly complex social roles, we each need places that support rather than fragment our lives, and which balance the hard, standardized, and cost-efficient with what is natural, personal, and healthful.

From Cradle to Grave

The resounding theme of our relationship to the environment before birth applies throughout our whole lives, from the cradle to the schoolroom, the home to the workplace: our well-being depends on the delicate business of getting just the right amount of stimulation from our surroundings at the right time.

▪ One reason we work so hard to keep our various surroundings predictable is that we rely on them to help us move smoothly from role to role throughout the day.

▪ When you straighten things on the desk, get the coffee cup just so, and sharpen the pencils, you’re using environmental cues to help you destabilize whatever else is on your mind, get you out of that state, and stabilize the one associated with writing.

▪ A prominent researchers who spent 25 years studying the reactions of prisoners, submariners, the shipwrecked, and others who have dealt with situations so over- and understimulating that most of us experience them only vicariously in darkened theaters, is convinced that when it comes to stimulation levels in the modern world, within the bounds of reason, less is more.

Individual Needs

Our well-being depends on how successfully we deal with individual problems. If we soundproof the apartment, the noise outside no longer distracts us, and if we walk to work rather than ride the bus, we are no longer lost in the shuffle.

Other theories about the roots of urban malaise suggest that the constraints the city imposes on our behavior, such as traffic and crime, are to blame, or the fact that a metropolis is like a vast corporation in which the applicants for jobs and benefits exceed the available resources.

▪ Workers who want to improve their environments to increase their efficiency aren’t asking for the moon: the big items on most lists include quiet, a decent chair, easy access to tools, enough space to maneuver in, and the right to change furnishings around.

▪ Despite the obvious benefits to employees and employers both, however, the former are almost never consulted about the design of the places in which they do their jobs.

Go with the Flow

When we’re in flow, whether while playing the violin or climbing a mountain, our actions merge with our awareness. We stop being spectators of our own experience, which eliminates that ruminative self-consciousness that’s such a burden. We feel a sense of oneness with something larger than the self, whether it’s a musical tradition or nature or a deity.

▪ Because we’re concentrating on the present, our activity dictates our experience of time rather than the clock. This intense focus also means we forget our daily problems.

▪ People whose lives constantly are broken up into short segments and appointments have higher rates of suicide and heart disease because they are overloaded. We do not learn from our experiences unless we have adequate refractory periods in which to digest them.

Half a Loaf…

We can structure our human contacts in ways that can help us be happier, but the best most of us can hope for is to have satisfactory social encounters about half the time.

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