Animals can be strange things. With the right conditioning they can be made to do just about anything. BF Skinner in the 1950s and 60s proved that by conditioning, pigeons would do his bidding just by offering them a reward. After a while it didn't matter about the timing either. The pigeons would ritualistically do a dance or what ever other action the doctor of psychology reinforced with a reward. This may well be how superstitions came about. But soon these superstitions became part of rituals and then entire religions. Doing a dance and expecting rain is about as logical as expecting a winning lottery ticket just by rubbing a rabbits' foot. Not so lucky for the rabbit though.
Humans can communicate using language. Not that it makes anything much better but maybe more interesting. Problems crop up when one group denies logic or reason. True, science is always flowing and new ideas are discovered every day but so many superstitions are put to rest in the process. Otherwise we'd still believe the sun revolved around a flat earth. Sad to think that people were once put to death for believing otherwise.
And now we have the choice of choosing a candidate for president. It used to be in tribal days that the biggest strongest male would lead the group. That's true of most animal groups. And it also holds somewhat true today in that nearly every president of modern times has been six feet tall or taller. These days it also requires education or at least the ability to to convince the tribe you have the right stuff to lead. With television it became more of a beauty contest than a job interview. It's no longer a matter of which candidate would be best suited to benefit the entire population but why the other guy is on par with a serial killer.
I believe Romney has totally lost this race. He may have been great at carving up companies and pushing underlings around in a corporate world but this country and government doesn't work like a corporation. A corporation works for a profit, not so with a nation. He'll never be able to walk back the statements he made about half the nation. He's basically called us leeches. And you never win friends by insulting them especially behind their backs. Now he is stuck and trying to go on the offensive, angry and confused he looks more like a foe in "the Art of War. He will lose because his campaign has gone beyond the point and is now self destructing. Sorry Mitt you won't be able to etch-a-sketch your way out of this one.
Bank fails later.
Parking lot index at: 8
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