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Post time 2018-10-24 09:44:11 |Display all floors
On Muhammed Ali

(from: http://epolicy.blogspot.com/2016/06/muhammad-ali.html )

He made a living using his fists and carved his brand using his mouth but it was his shuffling feet more than his left hook which had kept him from being floored until age and disease caught up with his momentum of success in the calculus of life where everything will tend to zero as if carrying the message that life is made of constantly drawing from a fixed balance until emptied of the last reserves in the final throes.

So too with development economics. The potential well may be full in the beginning but if not tapped wisely it will soon be exhausted beyond which any further extraction will deplete the last reserves unless replenished with new stock from better ideas and harder work. Problems cannot be solved using only the same sources of their creation.

Seduced by his success, his advisors and funders let him down. Otherwise they would have warned him not to taunt his opponents in the ring to hit him in the head which he did in order to raise the emotional frenzy of the crowd who themselves had a psycho-pathological wish to overcome their own limitations by seeing in him the alpha-male embodied in that primal blood sport.

The head contains a jelly brain encased in a hard-shell skull. Harsh hits on the head transmits uninvited vibrations onto the brain, disrupting its cellular operations, breaking their dopamine transmitter pathways which control neuro-muscular mechanisms, causing cellular death and Parkinson's disease.

In projecting himself a champion of anti-racial civil rights and a gutsy if physical inspiration of the downtrodden, he paid the ultimate price of a demise-drawing pained gain.

He was fearless. In fact, Finley had teased out the Essential Laws of Fearless embodied as:

'Real success is a creative state of being that comes with living in conscious relationship with an intelligence that never fears because it never fails to achieve its ends - in spite of changing conditions - and that because success born of anything less than hard work comes with the fear of losing what was never rightfully gained in the first place.'

But now that he is gone, would his leaving behind a transient memory of him in millions be any acceptable consolation for a life gained but by pain in a ring no different from the blood-letting, life-snuffing, yonder days of the roman gladiatorial sacrificial pit?

His very factor of success - those dancing feet - became exactly the same factor of failure later when he gained weight and became sluggish so that the thrilla of manila with Frazier was a fight that felt like death. To no credit of the audience worldwide, it was.

He might have lived longer if only he had instead gone into middleweight wrestling whose practitioners can easily give Hollywood actors a run for their money. Wrestling is a match where everyone pretends - from the wrestlers to the referee to the managers to the crowd to the TV commentators and viewers.

Success in life comes from 'doing the right thing in the right way the first right time'. Addendum....'even if what it achieves is less if not nothing of what was originally desired'.

One posits the real success in anything is just The Lesson, lived.

Compassion polishes the journey. If we can be kind to animals and birds, we should also ask whether fish have feelings. In the process of doing so, we return to our origins, to wit posing to ourselves the painful thought that we die the moment we live by consuming other living things, whether these be animal or vegetable. In the limits, even if we live on just seeds, we start to die - for the process of growth is just a manifestation of our dependency on other living and non-living things for the brief if not trivial lifespans we have.

If this doesn't bring humility into our respective equations of life, what does?

If all men are brothers, we should not exult his example bought with his life but instead grief the world's system of living champions ending in dead ones.

Life is mostly trivial, and therefore its greatest art is the art of pretending it's not.

However, there seems to be a silver lining. A nebular sensation that there is something out there who responds with a compassion we can associate with from our respective Lessons, lived - if we painstakingly nurture some humility.

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Post time 2018-10-24 12:38:44 |Display all floors
Second Bout

Ali won his second bout with Liston by a first round knock out. The picture of him standing over a prone Liston has become iconic. An acquaintance has a large poster size blow up of the photograph on his wall. But this was widely suspected to have been "fixed". Even the FBI investigated. George Chuvalo, a Canadian heavyweight champion who was ringside said so. As did many of the spectators. Ali himself was surprised.
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Post time 2018-10-24 18:15:42 |Display all floors
Should have ended his career, after beating George in The jungle. Ali had bad advisors. Would have made a great actor

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Post time 2018-10-24 19:15:47 |Display all floors
Moral

The moral of this story is that big sport is as much as anything show business. In this case it had intelligence and diplomatic implications as well. Ali visited many countries and met many heads of state. Kolb first met Rajiv Gandhi (and Indira) on a trip to India with Ali. He also met Adnan Khashoggi through Ali.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-10-25 05:54:39 |Display all floors
JeffreyArcher Post time: 2018-10-24 18:15
Should have ended his career, after beating George in The jungle. Ali had bad advisors. Would have m ...

Diplomat

He did become a diplomat of some significance. His agent Larry Kolb first met Rajiv Gandhi when he visited the Indian capital with Ali.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-10-27 17:21:55 |Display all floors
Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston died at about 38. Many suspect he was murdered. Gambler Ash Resnick is suspected of ordering the hit. He may have made money when Liston threw his second fight with Ali.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-10-29 07:17:55 |Display all floors
Ironic

It is ironic that Liston was cut down for his mob ties despite being one of the toughest boxers that ever lived. The man who made a death threat against him and threw in a racial slur as well did much better. High level mobster Moe Dalitz was awarded a medal by the powerful ADL. How much difference caste makes !!
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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