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Ninety Nine and Forty Four One Hundredths Percent

For those of you who are my age, you may remember the title phrase as the advertising claim of purity for Ivory Soap. This is not my intended use for this number. From recent research I have come to the conclusion that we humans behave according to conditioned response and that we make very few choices in actual practice. I've talked before about the Skinner Box and how it has been used to discover the principles of conditioning. But before their parents ever get started on our social conditioning babies are already taking advantage of their innate ability to condition their own behavior. Babies are born with the natural reach and grasp response, and a natural kick response. In the ...
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Second Grand Opening

The Network Post has not published an article in almost two years! What I discovered is that I don't really have the time, or energy to build another edition. The overhead had just become too large a hurdle to cross. With the help of my son, I have been able to port all the content into a Word Press structure that I can live with. Now I only have to write the articles and let Word Press do all the presentation work. Many of my last articles are concerned with the issues of Social Slavery,  and the contributing mechanisms in our social structures. I have been working to complete a white paper on the subject, but will continue to discuss ...
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Bamboo Eradication Project

The property we live on has bamboo planted by the original owner. This property was acquired after several owners had ignored it and let it take over the yard. As long as we have lived here I have wanted to remove the bamboo, but with just a shovel this was nearly impossible. After my long period of poor health, the little bit that I had been able to accomplish against the bamboo was completely gone, and the area was completely overrun. I'm not sure why, but I have no picture of this area before the Eradication Project began in earnest, and without the help of a neighbor with a cultivator (that's a back hoe with a thumb), there would be ...
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