April 4, 2016

123243-5778393-6Startlingly-bright even for a Monday on California’s north coast, especially after a decent rain last evening — sounded full-time hard for awhile during the night, but apparently just noise as the rain totals weren’t all that impressive, or long-lasting.
And supposedly, we’re set to be totally-dry all this week — according to the NWS, ‘Slight Chance Showers‘ for Friday, and that’s about the size of the wet weather ahead.

And also real relative-extent of intelligence needed in American politics — a PhD student and The Donald (at Vox this morning): ‘“The larger answer to the question of why I’m voting for Trump, one that has nothing to do with policy at all, is that of Trump as a weapon. I am more motivated to vote for him as punishment against the GOP establishment than anything else.”

(Illustration found here).

In lies the rub. Read the whole Vox piece, you go, like, Whoa!
As if: ‘“If anything, Trump is not a clown; he’s the most serious candidate, Democrat or Republican, in decades. He is talking about actual issues that are on everyday people’s minds.”
Intelligence also requires fucking sense to make use of the intelligence.

And apparently, a quiet room with a few acquaintances.
A new research-study shows while the average guy might feel happier with a large circle of friends, people with higher IQs are better off with a small, select group — maybe even a ‘loner’ type.
Via Esquire from a couple of weeks ago:

There was also one major finding in the study that threw the researchers for a loop: Highly intelligent people became less satisfied the more time they spend with friends.
“The effect of population density on life satisfaction was therefore more than twice as large for low-IQ individuals than for high-IQ individuals,” they wrote.
And “more intelligent individuals were actually less satisfied with life if they socialized with their friends more frequently.”
The Washington Post reached out to a Brookings Institution researcher who studies the economics of happiness to explain this anomaly.
“The findings in here suggest (and it is no surprise) that those with more intelligence and the capacity to use it … are less likely to spend so much time socializing because they are focused on some other longer term objective,” Carol Graham said.

Or real-thinkers ain’t in mobs.

In the ancient words of Mark Twain: ‘I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.’

Say cheese….

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