My favorite tech news forum talks about #basicincome

Everyone should know by now that I am a huge supporter of Universal Basic Income. Let's "listen in" as a bunch of tech heads (many of which are quite wealthy relative to the rest of the world due to the high demand of software engineering talent) weigh in:

Slashdot Asks: Which is Better, a Basic Income or a Guaranteed Job?

Am I in a cult?

And, is it a dangerous one? An inept one? A brilliant one?

I stumbled across this gem of an article talking about my lineage from an outsider's perspective: Judith Simmer-Brown to Distraught Shambhala Members: “Practice More.” (Notes and Transcript) and it gave me much food for thought. There is much harm my lineage has caused that I was completely unaware of because we don't really talk to each other. A man committed suicide by immolation because of the current scandal with my teacher. In fact, this article is the first time I actually learned his given name (Ösel Mukpo) because we have this tendency to use only his honorifics when referring to him.

Calm mind, useless, without good heart

It seems the notion of good behavior is poking me quite a lot these days. While I've spent the past couple of years learning how to calm myself, with the help of medication and meditation, I've most recently realized compassionate behavior has taken a back seat. Worrying about getting enough meditation practice time in, I've failed to get enough study time or community time. I'm retreating into a cave without ever leaving my urban condo.


Just Breathe, Then Lend Us Your Voice

Found in the comments section of this article: Here’s the trailer for Michael Moore’s new anti-Trump documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9

Goodbye again, Facebook (and others)

To my friends on Facebook: I have left Facebook for good. If you are wondering if I un-friended you, I didn't. I just don't exist there any more.

The contacts I had before I left are safely on my hard drive, and should I find or build a replacement that is non-intrusive to me and my friends, you will get an email. You can be sure that, whatever it is I use or build, it will be all about strengthening relationships, not isolating myself from everyone by giving myself false rewards for clicking "like" on people's updates.