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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In a fast society slow emotions become extinct. A thinking mind cannot feel.
Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.




When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.





A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.









FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.
SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.


THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR HELP.

I have been trying to prove some co-relations in a laboratory. If the members of this association can help in getting the following experiment conducted somewhere then please let me know.

( My background is given in the first letter ( letter No. 1 ) under the topic ã Correspondence with neuroscientists ã on the website : www.netshooter.com/emotion )




A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.




I have proposed the following experiment on emotion and am trying to find a neuroscience/psychophysiology/bio-chemistry laboratory where it could be conducted.


There is a link between visual / verbal speed ( in perception, memory, imagery ) and the bio-chemical state of the brain and the body.

Emotion can intensify / sustain only when visual and verbal processing associated with the emotion slows down ( stops / freezes ).

The degree of difficulty of an emotion depends upon the degree of freezing (of visuals and words ) required to intensify and sustain that particular emotion.

Experiment:

Subjects (preferably actors specialising in tragedy / tragic roles ) will be asked to watch a silent video film showing any of the following:-

  1. Human suffering.
  2. Animal suffering.
  3. Suffering ( Destruction ) of Air / Water / Land / Trees.
Subjects will be asked to intensify and sustain the subjective feeling of empathy for the sufferer.
Their brains shall be scanned by Brain Imaging Machines ( PET / FMRI ).

The chemical change associated with the emotion in the brain ( and the rest of the body ) would be measured by appropriate methods.

The silent video film will be shown at different speeds :

  1. 125% of actual speed.
  2. Actual/real speed.
  3. 75% of actual speed.
  4. 50% of actual speed.
  5. 25% of actual speed.


Results :


  1. Intensity of emotion increases with the decrease in visual speed.
  2. Intensity of emotion is maximum when visual speed is minimum (25% of actual speed)
  3. The amount of chemical change associated with the emotion in the brain ( and rest of the body ) will be found to increase with the decrease in visual speed.
  4. The chemical change is maximum when visual speed is minimum.
  5. The amount of chemical change will increase with the decrease in breathing rate. Breathing becomes so slow and non-rhythmic that it stops for some time at the inhalation/ exhalation stages.

for some time at the inhalation/ exhalation stages.


In the 2nd stage of experiment we shall replace the silent video film with a Narrator ( Audio only ) and repeat the procedure thereby establishing the link between intensity of emotion and verbal speed.

Kindly share this message with people who could help in getting the experiment conducted in a Neuroscience / psychophysiology/ bio-chemistry laboratory.


Yours Sincerely,
Sushil Yadav
Delhi, India
www.netshooter.com/emotion


Please note:
  1. If the co-relation is wrong it will be proved wrong experimentallyand the matter will end there.
  2. A THINKING MIND CANNOT INTENSIFY / SUSTAIN ANY EMOTION.
    While this statement is generally true for all emotions, it is particularly true for all painful emotions.
  3. Empathy = Sadness + Worry ( for the suffering of others )
    It will be found that empathy activates the same parts of the brain (neural circuits ) which are activated by sadness and worry. The chemical changes in the brain and the rest of the body are also the same.

    Sadness and worry ( for the suffering of others ) are emotions of the highest level.
  4. In a society in which visual ( verbal ) speed and breathing- rates are fast pain / remorse / empathy cannot be experienced. It is impossible.
IN A FAST SOCIETY SLOW EMOTIONS BECOME EXTINCT.


PROOF.
Proof of the link between pain and slow visuals / words :-

In the last century man has made thousands of movies / films on various themes / subjects. Whenever pain / tragedy is shown in any film the visuals ( scenes ) and words ( dialogues ) are always slowed down. In many films tragedy is shown in slow motion. At the most intense moment of pain the films almost become static / stationary.

Tragedy-films provide direct proof / evidence of the link between pain and slowness.
Pain can intensify / sustain only when visual ( and verbal ) speed slows down( stops/ freezes).



CHANGE IN VISUAL SPEED OVER THE YEARS

One thousand years ago visuals would change only when man physically moved himself to a new place or when other people ( animals / birds ) and objects ( clouds / water ) physically moved themselves before him.

Today man sits in front of TV / Computer and watches the rapidly changing visuals / audio.

He sits in a vehicle ( car / train / bus ) and as it moves he watches the rapidly changing visuals.

He turns the pages of a book / newspaper / magazine and sees many visuals / text in a short span.

The speed of visuals ( and words ) has increased so much during the last one hundred years that today the human brain has become incapable of focussing on slow visuals /words through perception, memory, imagery.

If we cannot focus on slow visuals / words we cannot experience emotions associated with slow visuals /words.

IN A FAST SOCIETY SLOW EMOTIONS BECOME EXTINCT.



Before the advent of Industrial Revolution Manâs thinking was primarily limited to :

  1. visual processing ( slow visuals )
  2. verbal / language processing ( slow words )
    Today there are many kinds of fast thinking :
  3. visual processing ( fast visuals )
  4. verbal / language processing ( fast words )

    If visual / verbal processing is fast we cannot feel slow emotions. 
  5. Scientific / Technical thinking ( fast )
  6. Industrial thinking ( fast )
  7. Business thinking ( fast )
(3), (4) & (5) ARE ASSOCIATED WITH NUMBERS / SYMBOLS / EQUATIONS / GRAPHS /CIRCUITS / DIAGRAMS / MONEY / ACCOUNTING et 
As long as the mind is doing this kind of thinking it cannot feel any emotion - not an iota of emotion.

In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
In a thinking ( scientific / industrial ) society emotion itself becomes extinct.

EMOTION IS WHAT REMAINS IN THE MIND WHEN VISUAL /VERBAL PROCESSING SLOWS

DOWN (STOPS/ FREEZES )



There are certain categories of people who feel more emotion (subjective experience ) than others.

If we attempt to understand why (and how ) they feel more emotion we can learn a lot about emotion.

Writers, poets, actors, painters ( and other artists )

WRITERS
Writers do verbal ( and associated visual) processing whole day- every day.
They do slow verbal ( and associated visual) processing every day.
(A novel that we read in 2 hours might have taken 2 years to write. This is also the reason why the reader can never feel the intensity & duration of emotion experienced by the writer )

POETS
Poets do verbal ( and associated visual ) processing whole day- every day. There is more emotion in poetry than in prose.
This happens because there are very few words ( and associated visuals ) in poetry than in any other kind of writing.
There is a very high degree of freezing / slowing down of visuals & words in poetry.

ACTORS
Actors do verbal ( and associated visual ) processing whole day- every day. During shooting / rehearsal they repeat the dialogues ( words ) again and again ( the associated visuals / scenes also get repeated along with the dialogues )

Painters
Painters do visual ( and associated verbal ) processing whole day- every day. They do extremely slow visual processing - The visual on the canvas changes only when the painter adds to what already exists on the canvas.


There are some important points to be noted :

  1. All these people do visual & verbal processing - whole day - every day.
  2. They do slow visual & verbal processing.
  3. They do not do scientific / industrial / business processing whole day - every day.

Most of the city people doing mental work either do this kind of mental processing which is associated with NUMBERS / SYMBOLS/ Equations / Graphs / CIRCUITS / DIAGRAMS / MONEY / ACCOUNTING etc· or they do fast visual ( verbal ) processing whole day - every day.

This kind of thinking ( processing ) has come into existence only during the last 200 years and has destroyed our emotional ability ( circuits )






SELF-ASSESSMENT OF ( SUBJECTIVE ) INTENSITY OF EMOTION IS ALMOST ALWAYS WRONG.

Suppose the highest ( maximum ) intensity of a particular emotion that can be experienced by any human being is 100 units.

Let us suppose the maximum intensity of that particular emotion ever experienced by two people A & B in their entire life is :
A - 100units
B - 20 units

Now suppose A & B are made subjects on a particular day and are asked to feel that particular emotion under experimental conditions ( or outside the laboratory ) and the intensity they actually experience is :

A - 90 units
B - 18 units

If A &B are then asked to indicate the intensity of emotion on a scale of 0 -10 their response is likely to be ;

A - 9
B - 9

Who is right and who is wrong ?
A is right.
B is wrong - B is wrong by a wide margin - B has experienced an intensity of 18 units out of a maximum of 100 units and his correct / actual score should be 1.8 )
Self- assessment ( self rating ) can be accurate only if people have the capacity to experience the highest intensity ( units ) of the particular emotion under study.



In small ( slow ) agriculture based societies of the past because of physical work and slow visual/verbal processing the mind used to experience a state of emotion all the time.

Emotion can intensify / sustain only when visual / verbal processing slows down ( stops / freezes ). In an Industrial (thinking) society because of fast ( visual / verbal / scientific / industrial / business ) thinking people experience very little emotion.

Suppose the maximum intensity of a particular emotion ( for most people ) in a fast society has reduced to 5 units ( from 100 units that people used to experience in earlier /slower societies ).

If such people experience 4 units of emotion they will give themselves a rating /score of 8 on a scale of 0-10 whereas their actual score should be 0.4

IN A FAST SOCIETY SLOW EMOTIONS BECOME EXTINCT.




  1. A thinking species destroys the planet.
  2. Animals lived on earth for billions of years (in very large numbers) without destroying nature.
  3. They did not destroy nature because their thinking / activity was
  4. limited to searching for food for one time only.
  5. Man has existed on earth in large numbers for only a few thousand
  6. years / a few hundred years.
  7. Within this short period Man has destroyed the environment.
  8. This destruction took place because of Manâs thinking.
  9. When man thinks he makes things.
  10. When he makes things he kills animals / trees / air / water / land.
  11. ( Nothing can be made without killing these five elements of nature ).
  12. A thinking species destroys the planet.
There was a time when Man knew nothing about the number of species and millions of species existed.
Today Man knows the names of millions of species and nothing is left of the species.




Man can do the same physical work every day.
Man cannot do the same mental work every day.b

When man used to do physical work ( farming and related activities ) he could do the same repetitive work day after day- generation after generation.

After the Industrial Revolution when man switched-over to mental work he began a never ending process of making new machines / things / products- a process which can only end with the complete destruction of environment ( planet ).

AS LONG AS CITIES EXIST ENVIRONMENT CANNOT BE SAVED.

To save the ( remaining ) environment from destruction man will have to 
return back to physical work ( smaller communities ).

To save the mind from mental diseases man will have to return back to physical work ( smaller communities ).



Environment can be saved only if we stop production of most ( more than 99% ) of the consumer goods we are making today.

ENVIRONMENT CANNOT BE SAVED BY RECYCLING

TRYING TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY RECYCLING IS LIKE SHOOTING SOMEONE 10,000 TIMES AND THEN TRYING TO SAVE HIM BY TAKING OUT ONE BULLET.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Re: 117 days left to shut down the FBI
by Wombaticus Rex » 15 Nov 2014 02:40 

WORD SALAD FAILS TO DEFENESTRATE FEDS

By JULIA PRESTON NOV. 14, 2014

Washington, DC - In a wholly unexpected turn of events, internet discussion forum Rigorous Intuition has failed to dismantle the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Despite a spirited campaign which lasted over a hundred days and resulted in an unprecedented four pages of cut-and-paste soup from the holistic activist known to dozens around the world as "fruhmenschen," business continued as usual at the obliquely hideous J. Edgar Hoover building here on Pennsylvania Ave.

Experts have been at a loss today in their attempts to analyze how the FBI could have survived. "We were pretty surprised," said Jeanne Park of the Council on Foreign Relations, who had previously released a study on what America could expect in the aftermath of a shattered and defeated Bureau, a scenario that most observers considered the likely outcome. "With a mere 35,000 employees and only $8 billion in annual funding, we did not expect to see the Feds fare very well here. We've all got a little egg on our faces this morning."

Spirits were low at Rigorous Intuition headquarters in Moscow. A forum moderator who identified himself as Justin Boland spoke of intense guilt and a personal sense of responsibility for the failed campaign. "Honestly, we'd never even considered the possibility that fruhmenschen could lose this fight," he said over coffee in their basement cafeteria, decorated for a celebration but otherwise empty. "There's been a lot of talk today about the repercussions, but mostly I'm just wondering what we're going to do with all these cupcakes we made."

FBI spokesman Michael P. Kortan was upbeat, attributing their success to "the rabid anti-semitism that has been undermining Rigorous Intuition for years. Unless they put American Dream in charge over there, we don't expect this community to ever constitute a real threat to our operations." Asked if he was concerned about a follow-up attack, Korten lapsed into uncontrolled laughter which persisted for the duration of the phone call.

Jeff Wells could not be reached for comment prior to publication.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Safe driving awards

The City Manager paid a rare visit to the property yard for his annual presentation. His assistant held a shiny black briefcase full of certificates. Each employee who had not been in a wreck that year was called up front and handed a $30 savings bond. However, they made a mistake or two:


Although Leon had been crash-free for twelve months, they forgot to call his name. Not only that, but Jasper, who had flipped his trailer high-speed around Hickory Hill only a few weeks previous was grandly awarded the thirty bucks.


As the ceremony wound down, Leon quizzically shouted at the manager, “In other words, you’re saying we can wreck the trucks!” The City Manager replied, “I certainly hope that’s not what I’m saying.” It was another Cherry Creek Chronicle photo op gone awry – just like in the previous year, when the safety manager Richard Parker came to lead a meeting and then learned the hard way about the shortcomings of the city employees handling of radioactive materials as well as the big vat of hydrochloric acid poured straight down their own sewerage system after being used to clean water meters.



Lord, God, they better pray that the black plague or the Ebola virus never hits that city with its poor history of unpreparedness. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 Mr. Jim Banholzer
PO Box 10039
Ketchum, ID 83340-8039

Dear Mr. Banholzer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know what you would like to see from us in the future.

From time to time we take a tally of consumer suggestions on ways we can improve our promotions/advertisements. I will be sure to include your suggestion of placing US Olympian, Kaitlyn Farrington, on a Cheez-It box in that report.

We know you have high expectations from us and we appreciate the challenge. We appreciate your insight and are always looking for new and exciting ways to highlight our products, so keep watching your store shelves and our website to see what's coming next! Feedback from our consumers helps us to do our best every day, and it is good to know your thoughts.

If you have additional comments or a photo to send to us, click here.
Please do not use your “reply” button to respond to this e-mail. Replies to this message are routed to an unmonitored mailbox.

Sincerely,

Liz Rodriguez
Senior Consumer Specialist
Kellogg Consumer Affairs

028012051A

Jim wrote:
This is my letter to the editor in today's Mountain Express:

It’s been refreshing to see 2014 Olympic Gold Medal snowboard halfpipe champion Kaitlyn Farrington return to our community to participate in festive parades and other positive public functions. As Sunshine Cheez-It is her sponsor, I think it would be tasteful for them to print a winning likeness of Ms. Farrington featured on an edition of their boxed biscuits.

Moreover, perhaps one of the local markets who provide us with tasty Cheez-Its, in conjunction with Sun Valley Co., could invite Kaitlyn to sign some copies of her collectible boxed action photo at the base of River Run, helping to kick off a bright opening ski season day. We could even promote such an event as a fundraiser for a local organization like Higher Ground or a preferred charity of Kaitlyn’s choosing.

link: http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2007153822#.VCMCA5RdVlA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A big Cheez-It suggestion

It’s been refreshing to see 2014 Olympic Gold Medal snowboard halfpipe champion Kaitlyn Farrington return to our community to participate in festive parades and other positive public functions. As Sunshine Cheez-It is her sponsor, I think it would be tasteful for them to print a winning likeness of Ms. Farrington featured on an edition of their boxed biscuits.

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Moreover, perhaps one of the local markets who provide us with tasty Cheez-Its, in conjunction with Sun Valley Company could invite Kaitlyn to sign copies of her collectible boxed action photo at the base of River Run to help kick off an inspiring opening day of ski season. We could even promote such an event as a fund raiser for a local organization like Higher Ground or a preferred charity of Kaitlyn’s choosing. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Big Cheez-It suggestion

It’s been refreshing to see Olympic Gold Medal snowboard halfpipe champion Kaitlyn Farrington return to our community for parades and other positive community events. Since Sunshine Cheez-It is her sponsor, I think it would be tasteful for them to print a winning likeness of Miss Farrington featured on an edition of their boxed biscuits.

Moreover, perhaps one of the local supermarkets in conjunction with Sun Valley Company could invite Kaitlyn to sign copies of her collectible boxed action photo at River Run for opening day of ski season. We could even promote such an event as a fund raiser for a local organization like Higher Ground or the preferred charity of Kaitlyn’s choosing. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Re: Adios Landlines

Postby mulebone » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Y'know, when pay phones started disappearing I didn't hear too many complaints. I also seriously doubt that the legion of cell phone addicts give much of a shit about "the poor or the old or the crazy." I really find it hard to believe that any of the meaty smart phone attachments that I see sitting transfixed at their phone altars ever lift their heads up long enough to notice that there are any poor or old or crazy people around.

A few years back I was driving home from work when I lost my brakes. Managed to get the car into a restaurant parking lot. I went in and asked the girl at the cash register where their pay phone was at. She looked at me kind of funny and said something like 'I think it's around the corner.' Instead of a phone I found the outline of where a phone used to be. Then I walked to a police station that was nearby & asked the cop behind the desk if there were any pay phones within walking distance. He gave me the same odd look. He asked me why I needed one & then offered to call my wife for me. Without that cop I 'd probably still be sitting in that parking lot.

For a few seconds I think I hated every cell phone user on the planet. Passionately.

I still refuse to get a fucking cell though. Stupidly stubborn I suppose.


After rereading that hunk of bullshit, I see that I could have saved myself a lot of pointless typing by just writing this:

THOSE DAG BLASTED KIDS & THEIR INFERNAL CONTRAPTIONS.

Better yet, let's try it from a different perspective:

Y'know, when public hitching posts started disappearing, I didn't hear too many complaints. I also seriously doubt the legion of horseless carriage addicts give much of shit about "the poor or the old or the crazy" cowboy. I really find it hard to believe that any of the meaty horseless carriage filler that I see transfixed at their multicolored stop light altars blink their eyes long enough to notice that there are any "poor or the old or the crazy" cowboys around.

A few years back I was sauntering home from a cattle drive when my horse lost a shoe. Managed to limp her into town. When I dismounted from old Bessie I asked a passing girl where the public hitching post was at. She looked at me kind of funny and said something like "I think it's around the corner." Instead of a hitching post I found two holes in the ground where a hitching post used to be.

For a few seconds I hated every horseless carriage user on the planet. Passionately.

I still refuse to get rid of old Bessie. Stupidly stubborn I suppose. Or maybe I just like to clean up horse shit.....


So this is what it feels like to get old & irrelevant, eh?

It do suck it.

rigorousintuition.ca • View topic - Adios Landlines



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Brighten up your solstice even more

Although we are currently delighted to be in the month of summer solstice, don't let this brightness deceive you. The darkening autumnal equinox will soon be upon us and before you know it, children walking to school, bicyclists, and craftspeople will be scrambling for more light.

Just as many people ceremoniously switch out smoke detector batteries during seasonal shifts, now is the perfect time for a little light maintenance. To celebrate our solstice consider purchasing a fresh flashlight from one of our fine valley hardware stores. Many carry a wide array of beacons; some with ultra efficient light emitting diodes. Some flashy lights recharge through solar means, while others operate in perpetuum through a few light shakes. While you're at it wipe the muck off your headlamps, to better sense the elk nonchalantly jaywalking across our highways.

Yes, paradoxically a flashlight is one of the best gifts you can give while our shadows are still small. Six months from now these operable beacons can be used to dig out some beach music from your archives to warm the heart and bring more joy to whatever Winter Solstice celebration you might be joining. Whenever I hand a flashlight to a friend, I think of the esteemed German philosopher Goethe's last profound words of "Mehr Licht!"

Monday, June 03, 2013

Excuses

If you have an excuse, don't use it. 

Most experts are failures at making excuses.

Excuses fool no one but the person who makes them.

There are always enough excuses available if you are weak enough to use them. 

A real man is one who finds excuses for others, but never for himself.

You can catch some men without money, without tobacco, but never without an excuse.

There aren't really enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses.

Never give an excuse that you would not be willing to accept.

An excuse is usually a thin skin of falsehood stretched tightly over a bald faced lie.

It is soon going to be too hot to do the job it was too cold to do last winter.

An excuse is a statement given to cover up for a duty not well done or not done at all.

If you need some kind of excuse see your preacher, he has heard more than anybody else.

The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.

Those who are most successful in making excuses have no energy left for anything else.

Time wasted thinking up excuses would be better spent avoiding the need for them.

The most prolific inventors are those who invent excuses for their failures.

For every sin Satan is ready to provide an excuse.

A flimsy excuse is one that your wife can see through.

Great riches await the man who will manufacture crutches for lame excuses.

Some executives call passing the buck delegating authority.

People are great manufacturers, some make good, some make trouble, and some just make excuses.

- From Quips & Quotes for writers and speakers by E.C. McKenzie 
Robotic Haiku:

Robot with Violet

Have you passed the Turing test?

Times are a changin'


Harping over Spiritual Robots

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Men and Women


A California women says her husband is at the dangerous age when all females look alike to him - desirable. 

The best way to win an argument with a woman is to hit her over the head with a new mink coat.

Never argue with a women. You might win - and then you'll really be in trouble.

Never start an argument with a women when she is tired - or when she's rested.

A bachelor in Denver advertised for a wife in a newspaper: "Bachelor with waterbed desires to meet a nice hard-working girl with short toenails."

Nothing confuses a man more than driving behind a woman who does everything right. 

If a man tells a woman she's beautiful, she'll overlook most of his other lies.

He loved a girl so much he worshiped the very ground her father discovered oil on. 

A timid man said to his wife, "We're going out tonight and that's semi-final."

Man can control everything except a woman and a hurricane. 

Most men have a way with women, but it's seldom their own.

No woman has to twist a man's arm when she can wrap him around her finger.

A woman likes a man best who has a will of his own - made out in her name. 

The man who owes it all to his wife seldom pays her back. 

An optimist is a young man who hurries because he thinks his date is ready and waiting for him.

It does not take a very bright woman to dazzle some men. 

Even if a man could understand women he still wouldn't believe it.

Anybody who thinks this is a man's world is probably not too bright about other things either.

If this is a man's world it's because women don't want it. 

- From 14,000 Quips and quotes for Writers & Speakers by E.C. McKenzie 

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Grinch who stole heart rocks


Jim Banholzer (Notes) on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:38am
The splashy Englishman who stole heart rocks

A modern day parable

There was a man who came to town -leapt over the pond with a glittery carpetbag stuffed full of new ideas - or so he said. His revolutionary studio had special lighting and secret backers. He also had developed remarkable salesmanship skills not seen every generation. Those who wanted to believe in him -needed to believe in him, started to swoon and became weak in the knees.

He kissed the girls in his eugenics program and made them cry. For him, it was as simple as heisting confectionery from the wee one in a perambulator. When paychecks started arriving late, his dedicated contractors held a meeting of the minds and considered writing the board of directors to alert them of his wide range of shenanigans. However, after deep discussion, the workers determined that eventually it would come to light that their unconscionable leader was too clever by half.

His agents held off for a few seasons, disbelieving that their savior wouldn't hold up to his pie-in-the-sky promises. After all, our economy is a faith based phenomena. These particular agents sold certified Real products, where you can invest your hard earned cash, to become a steward of the land, perhaps even for a few decades. 



The leader was cut from the same cloth as Lyle Lanly; the cartoon shabster, who with song & dance and musical cane, sold the town of Springfield a decrepit monorail infested with rats. When the rats here started jumping ship, fingers of blame started pointing in a dozen directions, and he robustly flushed e-mails right down the memory drain. This rapscallion avoided mirrors and tranquil ponds, because the other side started staring him down, and he blinked first. Strong rumor has it now, that he has signed up for a one way trip to Mars to inspect the pies and red rocks there.