Definitely / Multiple validated / Fully publicly documented: a message:

Definitely / Multiple validated / Fully publicly documented: a message:
The visible allows us ALL to believe with hope in our future. Unless you insist on SHAKING HANDS.�� w #God? #TIME‼️

End All Suffering on Twitter: Single payer

End All Suffering on Twitter: Single payer
End All Suffering on Twitter: Watching us again fail to SEE Medicare for All / Single f-ing Payer!

You're going to the ISLAND as*hole! The whole pack of you. We'll drop live chickens 2 times per mon

You're going to the ISLAND as*hole! The whole pack of you. We'll drop live chickens 2 times per mon
You're going to the ISLAND as*hole! The whole pack of you. We'll drop live chickens 2 times per month.


Monday, December 19, 2016

American idiots: the Electoral College is made of Humans to make Moral Decisions

American idiots:
They (the electoral college) are not mere numbers, and they well could be just that, but humans to make moral decisions when veritable mobs of misinformed and mislead people elect completely unqualified demagogues to our powerful leadership! Humans not numbers, get it?

Anyone else (besides Donald J. Trump) at a time like right-now  would be thoroughly investigated to rule-out whether or not he were an actual Russian agent. But no. Here we go. We know very little about him. He may have met with an agent of Vladimir Putin, or with the Russian president himself in the many months to recent years prior to choosing to announce his run.

That would be consistent with all that we know and have seen so far and those are the exact kinds of circumstances that the FBI would pursue an investigation against anyone of us - with less extenuating circumstance.

 The circumstantial, when based on multiple in context visible relationships is the evidence we use to send thousands of people to prison with every year. Many are convicted only on the circumstantial. I would wager that there exists a physical trail within the documented life of Donald J. Trump of collusion with the Russian government, and possible direct affirmation that they would be helping him to win.

The people he’s near recently are Russian connected and this fact remains to fuel the suspicion that he should be a suspect. He needs a Moscow Hotel; his Secretary of State’s company (Exxon) could gain half a trillion dollars in business of arctic oil drilling if the US lifts economic sanctions against Russia.

His tax returns may indicate a direct payoff (for consultation) with/from the Russian government. We may never know.

Thanks allot Americans. You’re idiots.
#endallsuffering #stopallsuffering

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#ElectoralCollege is too expensive‼️ Humans: make moral choices when MOBS with false information elect UNQUALIFIED idiots‼️

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Congratulations to mom and many other local activists. Many who have become energized to fight and stand up and stand out against intolerance. This sign was repainted after being vandalized by local "Tumpians," in the East Haddam, Connecticut area. It’s a beautiful area to live in and those as*holes who did that are actually part of my community and they are really the only ugly part of living here.

Responsibility for who we have become and preventing us from becoming worse is ours now. It is now a part of being a responsible and active citizen, now, now that the era of the final rise of intolerance and now fascism and plutocracies, as those proven dysfunctional behaviors make their final stand in our communities.

Thanks, mom. We’ll march again, in the freezing cold together in January.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Hey what is a Lie Anyway?

I have hoped and wished for someone to use their media moments to speak up about our absence of an important - kind of childish, grammar lesson about using the word “lie.”  We abuse it to a degree that we have forgotten and in so doing have abused it’s best definition;  exploitatively.

From Dictionary.Com:

“A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
Synonyms: prevarication, falsification.
Antonyms: truth.”

As a civil society practicing democracy, we’ve blown-it when we haphazardly throw accusations that have no evidence at our candidates seeking to represent us. At home and at work we treat each other this way and it is horrible communication and could be a causality of the destruction of a healthy democracy and its use as weapon of communication should be considered inappropriate in any discourse regarding anyone.

We don’t preposition its’ use with qualifying language that makes the accusation reasonable as an opinion. We toss it out like a true object of solid matter at those we have bias against. It is immature and defeating to all sides.

The accusation of a lie is largely an indignant and empty of substance, diminutive assault on anyone disliked by anyone.

Using it as an accusation is in the majority of cases an baseless abuse of its meaning. We need to cut-this-out. We need to make strong words like this important again and not 99% baseless assault.  

See that half way down this page [LINK], 4 out of the 5 examples taken from a search of the Daily Beast are headlines using the word lie as an accusation. You can bet; each accusation would be proven to be false, as empty of any evidence of intent to knowingly tell a distruth.

Alternate titles:
Accusation of a Lie is More Likely to be One
Lie is an Abused Word of a Concept that Should be Important to Democracy
Labor Day, September, 5, 2016. The Printer. The Plumber. The labor pains never go away. Neither does the pride. 

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

You Can’t Row the Boat if You Don’t Vote

I shot this 35mm tri x pan on a snowy day in 1978, when the tourists were nowhere to be seen on a memorable weekend in 1978. I was 18 and drank at the Raleigh Tavern that night and gorged on peanuts and song.

This republic was an idea long brewing. My aunt just engaged in a text conversation with me from behind a 4 brick thick 245  year old dungeon walls near the Capitol building. Inspiring.  The cemetery nearby holds the dead from several battles and the Civil War.

Cannon in the Common, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1978.
James Gray Mason

In remembering history and “why we fight,” our historians sometimes find the words of the soldiers, from some interview or if lucky the soldier could write his own journal. But I have never read any of those infrequently found words where a simple answer was requested of the simple question: Why are you fighting this war?

History is rife with those who see our causes for submitting ourselves to life and death risk for a governmental change - differently. Those differences may vary wildly. However, I am of the opinion that the most common of those, who were in the frontlines of battle by the masses, from all over the regions involved are those who answer history’s question the best.
Here is a speculative answer from a young man, whom I visualize and entertain was lured into the cause of separation from Britain and all that that separation may have meant to him:

“The bloody British are fu*ks. Rapists and pillagers. Bloody King George. Don’t provide us sh*t.  I can’t get enough work to have land of my own. They said we’d be paid 8 pence a day and the indians are a problem and the Reds don’t help enough.”

The young man was ignorant. He was illiterate like everyone else he knew. He and his peers could have been told almost anything to inspire them to arms, to bloodshed. But his statement becomes history’s true reason for war. Not necessarily what those in control of the media of the day managed to feed into the scantily literate public.

“It is written.”  Was a cliche statement that cemented truths into conversational statements of the news of the day. To many, it was as if an absolute. The colonists were not apart from this common understanding. Common was the person of the colonies. Not powdered. Not literate.

In my primary education in the 1960s I learned the beckoning call, that likely came from popularly read periodicals or a major newspaper:

“Taxation without representation!”

However, that was not common understanding. That was history’s writers getting the jump on the common person. It was partially true. But the King’s representation was slow in adapting and powered gentry of that government were too different from us. They were failing our fast developing and adapting peoples.

That young man’s sacrifice, whether he did it for the 8 pence or not, doesn’t have to happen again if we participate in what he was fighting for - really. The right to be represented by a trusted body that can protect you and provide for your common welfare when the individual is unable. Because together we fare best.

That young man was disenfranchised from the government of Britain. He felt very different from them in both culture and needs. Separation was inevitable as the feelings of persons like him became the call to war as they were communicated for him by the few literate in brick homes throughout the colonies.

Right now we face disenfranchisement of our feelings. The call is not to war but it appears to be a plea, as if a last chance, to vote us into change. That statement I created of that young man can have our modern words inserted. We use metaphors that transmit the times, in place of his diatribe, of rapists and pillagers, we include our most dramatic words about our now huge government.

Imagine this metaphor: If you don’t vote you are being the dirt the soldiers crossed to risk their lives and nothing of any more significance.  You are lending to our future the need to take up arms. Bloodshed for our failure to participate.

If you don’t get in that boat on election day, you can’t be substituted for; I can’t represent you when I go to the polls in November. I don’t know you. My culture may be very different from yours. Wildy different?  


© Copyright: James Gray Mason / End All Suffering, 2016.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Psychology of the Communication of Political Projection and Donald J Trump

Before much psycho-babble:  a statement about what democracy is supposed to look like. I don’t expect that ours is in trouble at this time, but we must keep in mind what we all need and want it to remain. Here is my off the cuff interpretation:

*This best-known manner of practicing the old meaning of democracy, as the Greeks established: a method of discourse between those with difference in order to sustain a peaceful society, is now changed thanks to the predictable rise of megalomaniac Donald J. Trump, who with the psychosis of . . .*


*You must now read this* (below) and please be biased toward the so-called billionaire, who has exhibited ALL OF THE BELOW indicators of a worrisome, often delusional psychotic state of behavior and so his being.

Best modern example of The Donalds’ psychological projection behavior may be a statement from the Donalds’ subconscious, such as: *”I have a fear they’ll realize that what they want is what my opposition has been wanting for decades and so I’ll tell these people (recipients of my projection (of that fear)) that that behavior my opposition has wanted (that they are largely unaware of) is what I want and what my party wants for them. Yes; I’ll use them to hear my defense of my fear by saying they don’t do that and I and my party will!"* 

It is a counter-projection counter communication. An old political tool used by those with a subconscious fear that they may be on the wrong side of issues. It’s used frequently when polling reveals a desire in the constituency that that candidate may want a few points from in the coming election. That desire is often counter what their public communications have indicated for a long time.  Knowledge of the candidates' that his or her public, at large do not know  the reasoning behind his fears.  That is key to who and when and how that countering is performed.

Some definitions to know when listening and watching and listening to Donald J. Trump and many conservative politicians and some liberal ones too!:

(C) James Gray Mason, September, 2016

Below: Below:  A bunch of lifts from 4 different Wikipedia links to what the Donald has (VERY likely). Donate to Wikipedia because it’s a FREE service that needs to sustain. I paid my 3$ per month all last year. Going to renew that auto payment soon.


Noun: excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance..
Synonyms: vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, self-centeredness, self-regard, egotism, egoism,

Antonyms: modesty

Watch the Donald for these specific traits!:
Wiki lift para:

“Four dimensions of narcissism as a personality variable have been delineated: leadership/authority, superiority/arrogance, self-absorption/self-admiration, and exploitativeness/entitlement.[6]

A 2012 book on power-hungry narcissists suggests that narcissists typically display most, and sometimes all, of the following traits:[7]

An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges
Problems in sustaining satisfying relationships
A lack of psychological awareness (see insight in psychology and psychiatry, egosyntonic)
Difficulty with empathy
Problems distinguishing the self from others (see narcissism and boundaries)
Hypersensitivity to any insults or imagined insults (see criticism and narcissists, narcissistic rage and narcissistic injury)
Vulnerability to shame rather than guilt
Haughty body language
Flattery towards people who admire and affirm them (narcissistic supply)
Detesting those who do not admire them (narcissistic abuse)
Using other people without considering the cost of doing so
Pretending to be more important than they actually are
Bragging (subtly but persistently) and exaggerating their achievements
Claiming to be an "expert" at many things
Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people
Denial of remorse and gratitude”


subconscious: sub-conscious: of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings.: "my subconscious fear".
Synonyms:unconscious, latent, suppressed, repressed, subliminal, dormant, underlying,

Psychologic Defense Mechanism

“A defence mechanism is an unconscious psychological mechanism that reduces anxiety arising from unacceptable or potentially harmful stimuli.[1] Sigmund Freudwas one of the first proponents of this construct.[2]

Defence mechanisms may result in healthy or unhealthy consequences depending on the circumstances and frequency with which the mechanism is used.[3] Inpsychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (German: Abwehrmechanismen) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind[4] tomanipulate, deny, or distort reality in order to defend against feelings of anxiety and unacceptable impulses and to maintain one's self-schema.[5] These processes that manipulate, deny, or distort reality may include the following: repression, or the burying of a painful feeling or thought from one's awareness even though it may resurface in a symbolic form;[3] identification, incorporating an object or thought into oneself;[6] and rationalization, the justification of one's behaviour and motivations by substituting "good" acceptable reasons for the actual motivations.[3][7] In psychoanalytic theory, repression is considered as the basis for other defence mechanisms.[3]” The later is very important in understanding Trump’s behavioral issues.

Ego Mania (in the Donald):
Wicki lift; para:

“Egomania is also known as an obsessive preoccupation with one's self[1] and applies to someone who follows their own ungoverned impulses and is possessed by delusions of personal greatness and feels a lack of appreciation.[2] Someone suffering from this extreme egocentric focus is an egomaniac. *The condition is psychologically abnormal.*[1]

The term egomania is often used by laypersons in a pejorative fashion to describe an individual who is intolerably self-centred. The clinical condition that most resembles the popular conception of egomania isnarcissistic personality disorder.[3]”

Psychological projection

 is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.[1] For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting.

According to some research, the projection of one's unconscious qualities onto others is a common process in everyday life.”

“Projection (German: Projektion) was conceptualised by Freud in his letters to Wilhelm Fliess,[9] and further refined by Karl Abraham and Anna Freud. Freud considered that in projection thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings that cannot be accepted as one's own are dealt with by being placed in the outside world and attributed to someone else.[10] What the ego repudiates is split off and placed in another.[11]

Freud would later come to believe that projection did not take place arbitrarily, but rather seized on and exaggerated an element that already existed on a small scale in the other person.[12] (The related defence of projective identification differs from projection in that there the other person is expected to become identified with the impulse or desire projected outside,[13] so that the self maintains a connection with what is projected, in contrast to the total repudiation of projection proper.)[14]

Melanie Klein saw the projection of good parts of the self as leading potentially to over-idealisation of the object.[15] Equally, it may be one's conscience that is projected, in an attempt to escape its control: a more benign version of this allows one to come to terms with outside authority.[16]
Theoretical examples:

Projection tends to come to the fore in normal people at times of crisis, personal or political[17] but is more commonly found in the neurotic or psychotic *in personalities functioning at a primitive level as innarcissistic personality disorder or borderline personality disorder.*

Carl Jung considered that the unacceptable parts of the personality represented by the Shadow archetype were particularly likely to give rise to projection, both small-scale and on a national/international basis.[20] Marie-Louise Von Franz extended her view of projection, stating that "wherever known reality stops, where we touch the unknown, there we project an archetypal image".[21]

Psychological projection is one of the medical explanations of bewitchment used to explain the behavior of the afflicted children at Salem in 1692. The historian John Demos asserts that the symptoms of bewitchment experienced by the afflicted girls were due to the girls undergoing psychological projection of repressed aggression.[22]
Practical examples (of donald’s behavior):

Victim blaming: The victim of someone else's accident or bad luck may be offered criticism, the theory being that the victim may be at fault for having attracted the other person's hostility.[23]

Projection of marital guilt: Thoughts of infidelity to a partner may be unconsciously projected in self-defence on to the partner in question, so that the guilt attached to the thoughts can be repudiated or turned to blame instead, in a process linked to denial.[24]

Bullying: A bully may project his/her own feelings of vulnerability onto the target(s) of the bullying activity. Despite the fact that a bully's typically denigrating activities are aimed at the bully's targets, the true source of such negativity is ultimately almost always found in the bully's own sense of personal insecurity and/or vulnerability.[25] Such aggressive projections of displaced negative emotions can occur anywhere from the micro-level of interpersonal relationships, all the way up through to the macro-level of international politics, or even international armed conflict.[20]

Projection of general guilt: Projection of a severe conscience[26] is another form of defense, one which may be linked to the making of false accusations, personal or political.[20]

Projection of hope: Also, in a more positive light, a patient may sometimes project his or her feelings of hope onto the therapist.[27]

Counter-projection: is something as an effect of projection that Carl Jung was brilliant enough to deduce:

Jung wrote, "All projections provoke counter-projection when the object is unconscious of the quality projected upon it by the subject.  Thus, what is unconscious in the recipient will be projected back onto the projector, precipitating a form of mutual acting out.

In a rather different usage, Harry Stack Sullivan saw counter-projection in the therapeutic context as a way of warding off the compulsive re-enactment of a psychological trauma, by emphasising the difference between the current situation and the projected obsession with the perceived perpetrator of the original trauma.

Clinical approaches:

Drawing on Gordon Allport's idea of the expression of self onto activities and objects, projective techniques have been devised to aid personality assessment, including the Rorschach ink-blots and the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).

Projection may help a fragile ego reduce anxiety, but at the cost of a certain dissociation, as in dissociative identity disorder.[32] In extreme cases, an individual's personality may end up becoming critically depleted.[33] In such cases, therapy may be required which would include the slow rebuilding of the personality through the "taking back" of such projections.

Criticism (that he just hates and cannot help but to react to - he cannot ignore it):

Some studies were critical of Freud's theory. Research supports the existence of a false-consensus effect whereby humans have a broad tendency to believe that others are similar to themselves, and thus "project" their personal traits onto others. This applies to good traits as well as bad traits and is not a defense mechanism for denying the existence of the trait within the self.[

Instead, Newman, Duff, and Baumeister (1997) proposed a new model of defensive projection. In this view, people try to suppress thoughts of their undesirable traits, and these efforts make those trait categories highly accessible—so that they are then used all the more often when forming impressions of others. The projection is then only a by-product of the real defensive mechanism.


Joke: She would be better at running Trump Co., than he has been. In the early morning hours Trump's followers are more likely to impulsively click on the TRUTH! 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Her First Lost Political Love & Cha Cha Cha Changes

I sat across from a 30-year-old “millennial,” recently. She had been mourning the primary loss of her first political love; senator Bernie Sanders. It was too early, for her emotional state of lost political love, to debate with her the merits of continued liberalism as it has been in recent years, as it has been moving, gaining ground rapidly since I’ve followed our political progress, and not be engaging with her, in her  grandiose considerations of a socialist revolution at this time.

But the debate ensued, with I defending a woman with more qualifications to be the president than anyone in recent history.

Recent history seemed to be a point of difference. She stated that she had majored in political science.

I did not ask her if she had ever questioned whether or not it was indeed a science, I let that one slide. I did not ask her how her knowledge of America’s political history, learned to her in those years pursuing that major had helped her thus far this year, I let that one slide. I suspected, but did not ask her how vital in that curriculum was psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, evolution, communication, volunteering for elected representatives, voter registration, or investigating and reporting on one social ill within a community was to her degree, I let all that slide.

She had no idea of my history with American politics. My activism. My volunteering for my congressman, my registering voters, my radio and internet streaming broadcasting experience, my time as the child of a feminist (hippie) growing up in Washington, D.C. She didn’t know of my having 17 years to learn and study and ready the political opinions of hundreds of so-called experts in political science. She did not know I’ve published dozens of editorials in newspapers in 6 cities, 6 states. She has never seen my weblog that dates to 2006. She didn’t know me, big period.  I let it all slide. She actually told me I need to look at polls and statistics. Me. That’s okay, she’ll learn one day what I knew when she assumed my ignorance because long ago I had been a hard working, dirt filled, master plumber, going from one job another.

I think the entire context of our debate about the structure of democracies became soured after I asked to clarify (for my mind) if she had just stated:  “Hillary Clinton is not a liberal and not a progressive.”

“That’s foolish.” Was my impulsive and simple reply.

I knew where she had gotten that diatribe from. I had seen many of the outrageously ignorant memes produced by her generation, proliferated onto the easy internet. Easy to be emotional without reasoning - the internet. They were no better than any dishonest, name calling, ignorant candidates who are taking advantage of the youth of their constituents with very inconsistent, with statistics and legislative history of candidates’ statements about the opposition. Learned from the baseless statements of others.

Bernie Sander rally; UW, 2016

I did not feel a need to rattle-off the secretary’s history. I wanted her to learn in the coming weeks; but that was over-optimistically hopeful of me because it’s been 2 months and I doubt she has taken the uncomfortable initiative to investigate the truth for herself.

A few weeks later Green party candidate Jill Stein puts-out a television commercial, in which she states: “She has been working to tear down the social safety net.”  I am sure those Bernie or Bust millennials soaked it up. They don’t know that millions of people all working within the democratic party, including the democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton,  have been on the frontline of protecting the social safety net for decades before those millennials were conceived. I was aghast. But minutes later, not surprised. That position is where they want to be. They’re likely going to cast a protest vote for Jill Stein, a candidate who went there on national television. Went where no reality exists. Where diatribe sinks in to validate to losers of their first political love.

That protest vote will not be heard. If cast it may be destructive simultaneously. It will be a wasted vote.

Democracy (with a small d) has made its choice among tens of millions of interested early voters and that’s how we play until a brand new Articles of Confederation are written.  Those parties we tend to blame it all on, are creations by sociological inevitability. Two kinds of parties eventually exist in all confined spaces of millions of voices all experiencing new changes. Two is what happens. Division is natural. Categorizing is easier for large populations.

Not tangentially, here’s the point: she wanted to disagree, I wanted to impart knowledge of decades of being out-there to her, with a learned appreciation for the entire political game of moderation in a democracy. That debate went nowhere.

Excuses were made why the evenings’ newly heated after dinner discussion should end. Sound bites were made by each other, trying to get in a final jab but the discussion that could have lasted all night long ended too quickly. With hard feelings toward one and others general philosophy of the state of the world.

The last statement I made (she immediately disagreed with) was something to the affect of:
“In the study of history, as a predictor of our future behaviors, as nations and of the people within them, we need to keep in mind that all events are happening faster now (more frequently). Change is more rapid because we are many more, now, in the same confined space. Complexities are arising that are new and more frequently occurring. Just see how many different the world and national news outlets cannot possibly cover each important event of each day.”

“Oh no.” She quickly replied as if I was completely wrong about an entire world view.

“People are having all the same problems at the same pace they always have. It’s the same.”

This difference of opinion is where a study of the sociology, psychology and cultural anthropology on the whole would (possibly) have caused her to agree.

Learning how populations react to changes is the key - no longer what Douglas said to Lincoln, or how Bacon felt about the colony of Virginia.

Learning that greater complexities await a population trapped in a confined space and moving faster with more energy and having collisions with one and other far more frequently - with that greater force of impact and so further spreading greater and more different change is what should be primary to anyone studying the human condition and the important method of organized communication called politics.

The graduate of a political science major should find that aspect of predictive analysis far more important today, than the dry facts of a people faced with far simpler times and far more visible (yet simplistic) causalities in their lives.


Ahh, those were the days. It was simpler times. When getting enough water from the well into the house was the greatest worry at the end of the day.  When a war was rumored for decades and not weeks to months prior to actions of war. When getting one new school in your community took decades, but it seemed a reasonable time for that quest. When rumor of equality and independence of any subset of any population, oppressed, discriminated against and held as unequal to the status quo, was a slow rising of agreement that spread slow and took many decades to achieve - those were the days.

The illustration below is a crowded canvas. The analogy is that we are the many multi-colored dots that crowd together on our limited planets’ landscape for the living and interacting with each other.
A huge canvas with allot of empty space for those dots to exist would be reminiscent of those “simpler times.” That cliche statement that times were easier back then, has the merit of truth. They were, for the individual, far more simple. Less interaction with less frequency and fewer changes to be created by that infrequency of interaction. Complex, we have become as we bounce off of each other’s problems with greater impact and create new complexities we likely could not have imagined.

The times; they are blowin in the wind.

© James Gray Mason / End All Suffering, 2016.

Update: Donald J. Trump has been our president for 120 days. It's been (like) 15 years in liberal hell.

I had told the two young people, in the conversation above, that "We do not have a safe margin for her to win the electoral college. Not a stay at home safety margin."

Below is a screenshot from political statisticians and pollsters Fivethirtyeight. Notice the 11% chance of Hillary winning the popular vote and losing the election.

 If you stayed home on election day, or voted for a third party candidate (with little chance of winning) based on an 11% chance you'd be wrong and an authoritarian ignoramus would take over the White House, and possibly bring this country backwards in progress by decades and take us into multiple wars and possibly WW3, then you need to reconsider the state of the world and the fragility of democracies worldwide. 

November 6, 2016:

Not safe odds: 11% GAMBLE would win: war, suffering . .


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Megatower's Time is Inevitable as the Future Comes Fast

The possibilities for saving us the suffering of billions of humans are contained within the self contained but fully connected community and network of communities of the megatower people.

From: Simcity Cities of Tomorrow. Electronic Arts, 2013.

Actually, in pure and undeniable deduction of practicality and our future needs; I see that our future depends on this very idea being implemented. Because we are out of land and running out of food and energy and truly cannot afford to be anything but efficient in our existence if Earth (and us wonderful humans) are to survive without a disastrous history of mass suffering and deaths by famine and flood and drought. We must conserve our wild spaces and all life and we must come together as neighbors closer than ever in the history of homo sapiens.

A solution in the category of: why haven’t we begun this? While we expand our population toward twelve billion people by 2050, and while life becomes more expensive and so more challenging and more complex,  we need to build upward and gather together in communities that both conserve and enhance all life, land, earth and sky on Earth:

The self-sufficient megatower is an old idea used by the creators of Simcity in their hit game Cities of Tomorrow. It stands digitally as a reasonable dream in this game, that I play (perhaps) 20 hours per week (lie!).

Magnificent, standing alone and piercing the clouds anywhere, or in fully integrated groups with their similar designs as twins,  triplets, massive artworks of function meets form the  towers can become a city in any city or a shining community in a rural valley, or a formerly barren mountainside grouped together in the middle of an ocean’s gulf or a wide river or the middle of a lake.

One hundred floors, or two-hundred-and-fifty, the sky is not the limit, only the size of the footprint of land conservation space  - relative to stability of height as it can grow with us always.

The megatower can be life-saving place to live. Health and all welfare needs are quickly available inside each tower, with medical clinics, spas, gyms, and entertainment theaters and arcades.

The funding and then construction of one of these human life-savers is a boost and any region's economy as tens of thousands personally assemble every tower and the technology of all humanity goes into every tower.

Shopping contained for all necessities of life and if you can’t find it one megatower hop-into one of the magnetic sky bridge cars to another megatower within minutes while you are whisked around the communities as you sit on your ass sipping a mocha latte with your AI sex companion (repair and parts shops in every tower).

Energy as long as the sun shines. Solar arrays that line the building’s height or tower in spectacle from it’s crowned rooftop.

Recycling fully contained for collection, preparation, and shipping of all materials.

Park floors with ceilings of 150 feet and growing exotic and local vegetation, large grassy lawns and holographic beautiful days and starry nights.

Farming floors where a large fraction of a tower’s food needs are grown under ideal conditions.

Every tower is in itself an employment place for hundreds or thousands in keeping it running in farming, recycling, retail, restaurant and entertainment, security and social services, teaching and child care.

The wind or rain or floods or flying sharks that eat people, no one in any megatower will be in harm’s way.

Free heating from the sun, and free cooling from the constant cool of the earth beneath it, our comfort conquered.

On earthquake fault zones, it’s inter floor meniscus absorb the damage while it’s giant hydraulic footings allow for calculated absorption of strong quakes and tremors.

An education level that contains all grade levels of education and can accommodate children from 3 towers.

Easy aerial drone delivery and shipping to hundreds of convenient locations along the outer walls of the megatowers.  Including a launch station for personal commuter drones.

Office levels that can employ 5 - 10 thousand per day.

I could go on for days in listing the possibilities of the megatower that could save us:

A zeppelin and or helicopter and lift plane port on the rooftop.

Advertising that presents to the sky big beautiful commercials for diarrhea drugs.

Tower jumping and very long bungee-cord jumping.

Drone catching.

Remote controlled and autopilot delivery and shipping throughout the tower network.  

Hot air balloon and hang gliding launches.

A water slide to the ground.

Personal parachuting to work.

Suction cup tower climbing.

To the credit of the Simcity developers; a super roller coaster on the rooftop that tosses passenger cars into the air and catches them again in a three times looping ride.

Rights reserved; James Gray Mason / End All Suffering / Time Travel Wish, July 31, 2016.

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