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The walls come tumbling down...


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bigmikedude's picture

Oh oh Domino! There you go.

Twin Towers and its many concrete floors....

Perhaps the good professor can build a mock up model and have those floors "turn to dust" too... and demonstrate to us all about "stored up energy".

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Note there are 13 dominoes in this demonstration...

if there were 29 the final one would be taller than the Empire State Building.

MLK Jr. was incarcerated 29 times. During the 13th he wrote his famous 'letter from Birmingham jail.'

King knew the meaning of the term 'Tipping Point.'

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Okay, let the parables fly!

This is a good object lesson for what one person can do. Even though his/her act might be termed small, like one act of civil disobedience (Rosa Parks/ Snowden, etc.), like saying no to any sin in our individual lives, that one little act's power can multiply till we have great reservoirs of spiritual power and influence.

Let's all remember that there is power in our tiny actions. By small and simple means are great things brought to pass.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Thanks for that. That's exactly what I thought when I saw this

and why I posted it. But I wasn't feeling all that writey, or maybe my fingers were just tired, so I was hoping someone else would make the connection. Thanks again.

P.S. note also I filed it under 'activism' for that same reason.

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But of course! And here's the corresponding poem, 'Ode'

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down.

We, in the ages lying
In the buried past of the earth,
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself with our mirth;
And o'erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world's worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Chris, I cannot thank you enough for this

I just showed the video to Samantha, my wife, who is a neuroscientist by training, but a human being by birth, and a good egg. Curious and thoughtful by nature, she loved the video, and understood the metaphor immediately.

It was a couple of minutes of joy to watch it again this evening with her, and for that I thank you.

What can I say? I'm just a hell of a guy.


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Ok, not politics related...

In business, there's a quality principle called the "1-10-100 rule." If you make a mistake, realize it immediately and remedy it yourself, it costs $1. If your mistake goes downstream to a co-worker, it now costs $10 to fix as your mistake has probably been comingled with other's work product and is more costly to correct. There might be scrap and/or rework involved, depending on whether we're talking about a mfg or service business. Finally, if your mistake reaches the customer, it will take $100 to fix, as now not just the final product or service has to be replaced or corrected, but there can be damage to the business, reputation-wise, that will take a significant amount of effort to mend.


I love this video :)


was cool.