Feb. 14th, 2017

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A child has hurt himself and he cries; then adults talk to him and teach him exclamations and, later, sentences. They teach the child new pain-behaviour.
“So you are saying that the word ‘pain’ really means crying?” On the contrary: the verbal expression of pain replaces crying, it does not describe it.

-- L.Wittgenstein. Investigations

Interesting. The implication being that we replace emotional reactions with words. Then we mix emotion-expressions with, e.g. reason-expressions, and the world becomes a hodgepodge of expressions other people have to untangle in order to understand what we are referring to.

A - a person experiencing pain, including psych.
B - a set of statements the person makes to replace crying
C - a set of statements the person makes to explain reasons for not crying

f: A -> B
g: A -> C

D - a set of statements another person hears while observing the first person.

g': B -> D
f': C -> D

D is a pushout. How would these two understand each other?
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Кого он спрашивает про утечки? Путина? Юлий Цезарь такие вопросы в твиттере не задавал бы.
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We are moving toward a point where there will be a fixed price for a human life and it will include a payment for a suicide pill. No more guns, no more overdosing.
Under a per capita cap, also called a per capita allotment, Medicaid's current open-ended commitment would shift into a capped payment from the federal government to states, as a way to limit federal spending. The payment amount per person would be capped, giving somewhat more flexibility than the similar idea of a block grant, which is a set amount of money regardless of the number of enrollees.

Republicans view per capita caps as a way to limit federal spending and give more power to states.



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