The morning brought a collective shudder of horror and the Canadian immigration website crashing due to overwhelming traffic. Before moving to Canada, take a deep breath, acknowledge what had happened, and realize: this is an unprecedented opportunity to evolve.
Take the Christian framework. God is wise and powerful. Yet, if one looks at the religion at face value, a paradox immediately emerges: God is all-powerful, thereby all knowing, thereby any suffering caused is as God intends it. Yet causing unnecessary suffering is, by definition, petty. And there is no shortage of suffering either in the Bible or in history. A God that would force humanity to endure the 20th century, unless one assumes that it might have never existed, would be incredibly petty. And yet… God cannot be petty by definition. And so we are at a liar paradox – can God create a rock He can’t lift? (An entirely new spin on “do you even lift bro”…)
Whenever something like this happens, I am amazed how tabloids make things sound so polar and so one-sided catering to our collective popular trumpesque whims (all of the puns!)…
I’d just like to point out a few obvious things. UK GDP is 2.678 trillion. EU GDP is 16.2 trillion. That is, UK is #2 in the top 5 (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain. collectively 10.5 trillion, which is 71.8% of total EU GDP) with UK being 17.6% of total EU GDP. Yeah…
I was fuming. Pissed off at an old can, part of a larger composition of litter scattered along the sidewalk. As I righteously wallowed humanity-hating, a thought struck me: for every 1 person who throws a can onto the sidewalk, there are at least 100 who walk by and complain about it. What if…
I had a bit of trouble implementing Mixpanel’s user tracking in WordPress – some of the functionality needed to be client-side, some server-side. Finally, figured out how to do it. Perhaps this will save you some headache 🙂 Continue reading
The hearing was with Judge Josh Wall. Life is full of ironies.
Issue 1: Filming Court Proceedings
TL;DR: tried to film, they didn’t let me, will be escalating.
Core issue: a Court engaged in numerous transgressions culminating in violating my Constitutional in banning me from filing pleadings for now 2 years.
My intention: to take meaningful steps to contribute to fixing this failure and to hopefully significantly reduce the probability of this sort of abuse happening in the future.
My parents paid a very high cost to bring me to this country. They did so in large part because this country is built upon certain ideas. When I consider what being banned from filing pleadings actually means, how terrifying this is when you slow down to consider the implications, it suppresses whatever fear and anxiety I have about standing up to authority and gives me a calm, methodical, and righteous drive where I do not have an option to back down.
Summary of What Had Happened
In 2006, I co-founded JoVE with a friend of mine, Moshe Pritsker. Moshe is a good guy. A bit of a tank, but that’s what it takes to be an entrepreneur. JoVE was Moshe’s idea and he made me an equal partner when he didn’t have to effectively making me who I am. For this I am in his debt. We were also joined by a third partner, Klaus Korak. Klaus has a different value system than I do and, given everything that has happened, I will never work with him again under any circumstances.