Amazon or Scientology?

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Back at Amazon headquarters or the trailer inside Gold Base, they really care about you. My auditor asked me a lot of questions about my work habits, my life, and family. As it turns out, I need more bias for action. Compromising for social cohesion only stymies progress. Oh, also, I have to disconnect from you. It’s okay, Jeff Bezos says you have to “maintain the culture,” and my auditor said that you are “antagonistic and suppressive to our tenets.” Either way, I guess this is goodbye!

Gold.

America’s Unchecked Id

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Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.

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Insatiable hunger, lust, greed, and dominance. Freud described the Id as primitive, illogical, irrational, and fantasy oriented.

Remind you of anyone?

Of course, we as a species need our Id. We need our primitive drive to survive and reproduce.

But the Id needs the Ego and Superego. Ceaseless desire, without reason and without a recognition for society’s norms is unsustainable and dangerous.

Yesterday I saw that my nation’s Id-In-Chief is largely unchecked. Likely, it’s even a Republican strategy to ram through unpopular legislation while there’s an unpopular President who can be blamed for it. The Ego shifts the blame to the uncontrollable Id.

Trump is unequivocally unfit for office. Congress is unequivocally unfit to check him.

Our hopes and the very fabric of this union rest now solely in The Courts.

Blockchain Explained 5 Ways

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I love this series and this episode is extremely topical as everyone’s Uncle suddenly wants to get into Bitcoin.

The conversation with the expert also reminded me of the Clay Shirky quote: “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.”

Maybe you can simplify it: “Tools don’t get interesting until they get boring.”