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April 19, 2023

2nd quarter free throws, slighty adapted

Filed under: 2nd quarter free throws — Robinson Dorion @ 04:15

Everybody's bad and everybody's tough,
but how many people are intelligent enough
to open up their eyes and see through the lies ;
discipline(i) themselves, yourself, to stay alive ?
Not many. That's why the universe sent me today,
on this stage, with this to to say :
the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer,
in the final hour many heads will lose power.
What does the rich versus the poor really mean ?
Psychologically it means you gotta pick your team.
When someone says, "the rich gets richer,"
visualize wealth and put yourselves in the picture.
The rich get richer, cause they work from rich.
The poor get poorer, cause their minds can't switch
from the ghetto, let go, it's not a novelty,
you could love your neighborhood without loving poverty.
So, follow me, every mother, father, son, daughter ;
there's no reason to fear the New World Order.
We must order the whole new world to pay us.
The New World Order and the old state chaos.
The Big Brother watching over you, it's a lie you see,
Bitcoin has built it's own secret society.
But first you and I got to individuate,
stop the negativity and control our creativity.
The rich is gettin' richer, so why we ain't richer ?
Could it be, we still spinnin' like niggas ?
Educate yourselves, make your world view bigger,
visualize wealth and put yourselves in the picture !

The best performance of KRS-One's original is from Def Jam Poetry with Doug E Fresh, aka the Human Beat Box.

I've created a new category under this name to commemorate the concepts here in and that while missing the typical front-end of a one and one, 2nd quarter free throw might seem inconsequential to the casual observer, many games are lost by one point. A lapse of focus on a 2nd quarter free throw can cost a game, a title, a legacy ; so put all your focus on making every shot you get, as they're presented to you in the game. It won't guarantee you a win, but at least you'll die with the right regrets, which is the most you can hope for anyways.

  1. I included this reference as a reminder to myself of the primary cause of earned self-discipline.

    mircea_popescu: eh, bs. reporting isn't some sort of chore that's to be shoved in the wasted hours, after "real work" was done.
    mircea_popescu: reporting is THE CORE of real work. not some bullshit side part. THE CORE.
    mircea_popescu: ikf you don't start with it, and build on it, you're not working, you're just wasting everyone's time, yours first and foremost.
    mircea_popescu: human industry isn't this activity whereby orc sees field, goes RAAAAAA!!! and runs amuk in it, the results to be tallied later by forensics.
    mircea_popescu: that's orc activity.
    mircea_popescu: human industry is this ~deliberate~ approach to things.
    mircea_popescu: you whine about how windows computers don't tag memory and processes properly, but your own fucking head... doesn't tag either time or activity, is the idea here ?
    mircea_popescu: lisp that shit up, beotch. same exact fucking thing!
    mircea_popescu: << you fucking read them, mother! you read them, for YOU to find out why you suck! jaysus. you think people write journals for the public ?
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 17:54 asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: suppose , for a moment, that asciilifeform issued weekly broadcasts. wouldja want to read the typical one ? because it is likely as not to consist of 'this week i spent 50hrs battling microshit, and 7 tryin' to load peh back into my greying head'
    mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, i know you don't. do you know how i know ? because you can't produce the items! if you had them, you'd have been having them by now.
    asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: who, incidentally, ought asciilifeform to have been learning from ? which is the hero that, with full time salt mine, also 'has the items' and keeps the schedule etc
    mircea_popescu: << "enjoys" nothing, the world's not here for your enjoyment. that item was ~IMPORTANT~ because it permitted discussion, through being a basis for it.
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 17:56 asciilifeform: mp, for instance, does not enjoy reading such broadcasts and i dun think anyone else does either
    mircea_popescu: who the fuck cares what anyone enjoys. i got the topless starlets to enjoy me out the wazoo.
    mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, so be the first, what fucking difference does it have. life can not proceed without modles ?
    mircea_popescu: << yes, eventually someone else will have to do all the things you do not do. you know this going in, or rather, coming out into this world. entirely unrelated and fucking uninteresting sidepoint, of the caliber of appending "a=a" to all sorta technical manuals.
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 18:03 asciilifeform: if -- worm, then let someone else do what asciilifeform apparently - fails - to do, that must be done, and asciilifeform will go to where worms go.
    asciilifeform: tried to be the 1st. and ended up with fg ( did it ever make back what mircea_popescu put in for us to bake it ? ) and a demonstrably-correct numerics stack that dun leak ( which apparently nobody wants to even read, much less use )
    asciilifeform: and isp where mircea_popescu is ~only customer.
    mircea_popescu: i am not concerned so much by whether fg made back or not.
    mircea_popescu: but fg was also years ago\
    mircea_popescu: << it's the same thing as two years ago, and i fear two years from now too : 1. write "i am going to X" ; then either 2a. do x or else 2b-1. explain why you didn't do x AND 2b-2 explain what you're going to do differently, ie, CHANGE, about yourself, so as not to be in the b branch again ; and then later 3. review how well 2b-2 has been working out for you and CHANGE SOME MORE.
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 18:30 asciilifeform: i gotta go and do a meat chore for 2h or so. if mircea_popescu et al have specific q for asciilifeform , will answer when come back. if mircea_popescu says 'instead do x', i'ma see if i have with what. else would prefer to skip the 2017 ' mircea_popescu plays with his food ' and take the -10 sooner rather than later-and-wasted-errybodys-time .
    mircea_popescu: this being the fundamental point here : if you're gonna stay the same, no need to even wait for me to rate whatever. just fucking walk away. the point of republican life is meaningful change, not herpderp, my own insanity is so much better than pete_d's or whoevers, notwithstanding they're both made of exactly same infantile substance.
    mircea_popescu: there's exactly no difference, you understand this, between an overgrown child who's tying polished stones to his wrist/ankle/whatever, an overgrown child who's spending all his time in bound fascination over his own erections, and an overgrown child who simply can not fucking organize, predict and review his own activity.,
    mircea_popescu: you're all sitting on the exact same piles of self-righteousness, too, it's something beyond parody. one dude's got the "suave exclusive" pile of veblens and is snickering at you other two, while the other dude's got his "truly truthful" pile o' divines an' is snickering a tyou other two, and you've got your single-path-impredictable-and-unreviewable theorems and snickering at them two. cuz nobody really understands the real
    mircea_popescu: weird in this one particular way, right.
    mircea_popescu: god fucking forbid you look at the damned things in the face, you might die or something.
    mircea_popescu: << ever been on a date with one of those weird fucks who want to drive you there, cook the meal, feed it to you while holding the glass and then perhaps even fuck you (while you're passed out, preferably, so they get to move your legs and maybe even your lips for you with their own hand) ?
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 19:05 diana_coman: -> what is for asciilifeform "work with mircea_popescu " ?
    mircea_popescu: we're watching tv, in the sense i'm to sit here and nod my head while he does the voices and jumps up and down through the livingroom.
    mircea_popescu: << you know ? that chick was manticoring back before ~most everyone ever bitcoined, and exactly zero rubbed off. instead we're having "how dumb is hanbot!!!" festivals, because god forbid learn something from the one woman that knows shit none of us do. how about instead be so impressed with this one weird trick!
    a111: Logged on 2019-06-30 19:46 BingoBoingo: << Let us try to fix this part. This is the opening to get your hours and boners back from Microshit. I find the saltmining forever assumption troubling. Digging for the manticore reference yesterday I got struck pretty hard with the melancholoy counting the years.

    Mircea Popescu, the greatest man to have walked the green earth of the Gods, died died nearly two years to the day he wrote the words above ; not for lack of discipline, for be had that in abundance as amply evidenced by his history, but for valuing living, the deed, more than life, the concept.

    To understand what's written above, and linked throughout, you're gonna have to learn that variety speak. Good luck, have fun. [^]


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    Comment by Robinson Dorion — April 19, 2023 @ 10:48

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