The shutdown reminds me of this old joke
The different parts of the body were arguing over who should
The brain argued that since he controlled all the muscles and
most of the hormones, he should be boss.
The legs claimed that since they took the body wherever it
wanted to go, they should be boss.
The stomach responded that since he turned all the food into
energy, he should be boss.
The eyes argued that without them, people couldn't see where they
Then the a**hole started to explain why it should be boss.
The other parts of the body laughed so hard the a**hole got angry,
shut down and stopped working.
After a few days the brain went fuzzy, the legs went wobbly, the
stomach got cramps, the eyes crossed and could barely
All the other parts of the body gave up and the a**hole became
The joke goes along the lines that you don't have to be a
brain or have vision to be a boss.
You can do the connecting to the shutdown and who is who. It
makes me wonder, are there living creatures with multiple a**holes?
There are cloacas...
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)