December Notes

Extremum, plural Extrema, in calculus, any point at which the value of a function is largest (a maximum) or smallest (a minimum). There are both absolute and relative (or local) maxima and minima.

proof of the intent – to knowingly and willfully violate the law. – intent is defined as a determination to perform a particular act or to act in a particular manner for a specific reason. It is the mental aspect of a crime that is often necessary to criminally prosecute a defendant. Whether a person accused of committing a crime did so intentionally determines how his case is treated in a court of law. A person’s intent demonstrates that he or she knew what the likely outcome of his or her crime would be before committing it, and desired that outcome. This “guilty mind” or mens rea, is one of the main criminal elements that must be proved to convict someone of a crime.

Being a permanent student reminds us of our limitations. We can’t know everything and profess our openness to learn and grow. Mom used to say “the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

~ Dr. Ron Sen

Creativity = art of conceiving, connecting, combining and discovering the seemingly unrelated. It brings together things, facts, ideas, conceptions in new, original, endless, ever-varying combinations.

Computers were originally seen as machines that would create communities of people in which they would make it easy to exchange ideas. It was to be free, and in fact the creator of the world wide web never patented his creation. Of course, over time the free exchange of ideas and inventions were patented and individuals like Jobs and Gates became billionaires, creating empires.

Individualized Education Program (IEP), ~ sets goals and outlines special education services in K to 12th grades

Riven – rent or split apart. split radially, as a log.

How do achievers ascend the ladder?

Achievement = Performance x Time

Performance = Training x Execution

ACHIEVEMENT = (Training x Execution) x Time

ACHIEVEMENT = Performance x Time

Dr. Ron Sen
Sojourner Truth sold her carte de visite to raise money. She used one caption over and over again: “I sell the shadow to support the substance,” Sojourner Truth. And what she meant by that was, “I sell the shadow,” which is the photograph, “to support the substance,” which was her bodily substance.

Negrophobic: (also termed anti-Blackness) is characterized by a fear, hatred or extreme aversion to black people and black culture worldwide. Caused amongst other factors by racism, traumatic events and circumstances, symptoms of this phobia include but are not limited to the attribution of negative characteristics to black, the fear and strong dislike of black men and the objectification of black women. (Brooks, Adia A. (2012). “Black Negrophobia and Black Self-Empowerment: Afro-Descendant Responses to Societal Racism in São Paulo, Brazil” (PDF). UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research. XV: 2. Retrieved 4 May 2020.)

Carte de visite – ([kaʁt də vizit], visiting card), abbreviated CdV, was a type of small photograph about baseball card size, actually — and they functioned rather like baseball cards in the sense that people would have them made; they were inexpensive because you could do four or eight or ten at one time and then develop them all and then just cut them up. People use them for raising money of for self-promotion. It was widespread for traveling authors or speakers to have them in the 1860s.

modern supply-side economics” ~ a middle ground between the supply-side economics of the 1980s, which focused on putting money in the hands of the wealthy, and the post–World War II idea that the government should manage the economy by investing in infrastructure and a social safety net.

coda – At the very end, the tail.

oligarchical – form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may or may not be distinguished by one or several characteristics, such as nobility, fame, wealth, education, or corporate, religious, political, or military control.

Social justice warrior is an often mocking term for one who is seen as overly progressive or left-wing. It’s often abbreviated as SJW.

Study communicators. Study influential speakers and methods of speech. Mark Forsyth shares specific rhetorical technique. “Become more to do more; do more to become more.”

Sententiae, the nominative plural of the Latin word sententia, are brief moral sayings, such as proverbs, adages, aphorisms, maxims, or apophthegms taken from ancient or popular or other sources, often quoted without context. Sententia, the nominative singular, also called a “sentence”, is a kind of rhetorical proof.

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