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Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippine Cave May Rewrite Human History [npr.org]
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
"Species are fluid entities, which makes them highly malleable, subject to change," he says. The story is opening up bigtime.
I need something today to remind me that not everything is out of my control...this supports me!...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Sorry you're having a bad day. Sometimes the best we can do is bend with the wind.
Yes, I just joined. I mostly read non-fiction, but have read a number of fiction classics, ...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Welcome aboard! I'm a big Shakespeare fan and love stuff about myth, religion and psychology.
This begged to be set up as a poll
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
I wouldn't give it a thought.
[yahoo.com] Gun shop's billboard targeting Democratic congresswomen sparks outcry of RACISM. Can...
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
The congresswomen are idiots The deplorables say so Buy a gun Buy a gun for what?
Desperate after nothing they've done has worked, the Democrats look to history for a solution:
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
I'll have your leader. Regular or supersized? Supersized, please. One Trump as he is.
The United States does not police the world. We invade it. "The ICC is the permanent ...
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
It's great to see people realising what's going on!
"Kolya," a 1996 Czech comedy/drama film, directed by Jan Sverak and winner of Oscar for Best Foreign...
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
I just looked and it has very high ratings on RottenTomatoes. I must try to find it.
He'd be doomed here. The creek's most definitely risen. So I guess the good lord ain't willin'. ...
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
That's a real nice song.
Me this morning
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
You bet - it's a drug!
He’s not going to need it
brentan comments on Jul 30, 2019:
What! A PS3? Where's that boy been?
True then, true now..
brentan comments on Jul 29, 2019:
Quite right too!
Sorry, not sorry..
brentan comments on Jul 29, 2019:
"Win one for the Gipper."
This is a repeat...but it is worth it.., ‘The unltimate test of man’s conscience may be his ...
brentan comments on Jul 29, 2019:
At least it's good to think there will be future generations around who can't thank you.
You can not argue with the English Language.
brentan comments on Jul 29, 2019:
I messed around with the idea on Google Translate and it seems at least difficult if not impossible to use a similar wordplay in Spanish. At least for this joke.
But is it art?
brentan comments on Jul 29, 2019:
It seems it's art if you say it is.
I can't decide if this is funny or not.
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2019:
It's funny. Clever too.
Wait a minute,I thoght this group was about English words not french or russian
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Qué?
I do not think I have posted a anything on here before but I have been doing a lot of thinking ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I think spirits are as real as we make them.
IF you knew that WW3 was going to be fought over religion would you make greater efforts to be part ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Would it help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yylz3pHE5Vc
What if poverty was not a priority to fix because it is profitable for some? [theguardian.com]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Africa is a real good template (did I really say that?) for thinking about charity and trade restrictions and Chinese investment and stuff.
JAMES TAYLOR - LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY A sweet sentimental song, Joni Mitchell sings background ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I couldn't resist posting all the words. This album came out when I was a teenager dealing with a nervous breakdown. JT was a great comfort to me when nothing else was helping: Long ago, a young man sits And plays his waitin' game But things are not the same It seems as in such tender dreams Slowly passing sailing ships And Sunday afternoons Like people on the moon I see Are things not meant to be Where do those golden rainbows end? Why is this song so sad? Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed my friend Loving the love I love to Love is just a word I've heard When things are being said Stories my poor head has told me Cannot stand the cold And in between what might have been And what has come to pass A misbegotten guess alas And bits of broken glass Where do your golden rainbows end? Why is this song I sing so sad? Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed my friend Loving the love I love To love to love to love Oh no no no
Christians are very confused people. . . .
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
This is 6th century B.C. thinking. It's good for its time.
What if the septenary nature of the human condition needed the 7 billion + of us for the experiment ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
The thing is that it's a religious notion - you know, 7 for spiritual completeness and 10 for human completeness. We might as well believe in the Book of Revelation.
My new fave. Vic Mensa you tube [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Well, at least he's happy.
"Power", the Italians say, "wears out those who do not have it."
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I guess. Is it fair to say it has detrimental effects on those who have it too?
Some Janis Move Over [youtube.com] Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) [youtube.com] Bye. ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I think it would have taken a very special man to give Janis what she needed.
I'm familiar with that size.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I guess the Japanese must have some fat people but I don't think of them that way. I thought the only fat person in Asia was the Buddha.
Pie chart ,supply and demand
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Can the market be that stupid?
[youtu.be] Love anything by Nazareth
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Easy, Joni......
More code talking...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Everyone's a victim!
It's not wrong...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
It's a disease the Japanese call Tsunde oku: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundoku
Today's acquisition
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
They are, no doubt, but they are also our fellow assholes. We seem to be simultaneous victims and perps.
Jim Jefferies [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
We'll have to settle for Paradise Lost and The Screwtape Letters. I wonder are there any other books like those.
What a savage
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
One of these things is not like the other.
Oops wrong question
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Just what I need to hear right now.
Nouveau groupe francophone J’y songeais. Alors voilà, l’invitation est lancée. Ce nouveau ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
That's a good idea.
Ouch!!!!!!
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I'm so glad that's all in the past!
New incentive for men to exercise.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Maybe just get a little something to hold up your balls.
How much US government pays to the Private prisons to keep the criminals created by Capitalism in ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
While it's true, I can't help wondering how many criminals we would have in a fair society.
In religion, mystery eventually wins out over logic and always has. For example, Arianism of the ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
This is what I believed as a Jehovah's Witness. Jesus was a lesser divinity even though he was 'begotten, not made' like all other creation. I suppose the Church felt Jesus had to be fully human so that he could compensate for the sin of Adam- otherwise, it wouldn't be a fair propitiation. I can't remember what the problem was with being a lesser divinity. Maybe it didn't sit right with the Trinity idea.
Is it just me or do Christian movies always have terrible acting?
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I think they believe they can get away with substandard stuff if they are dealing with a virtuous theme. They do it all the time in my country with anything to do with the Irish language.
Why do god believers indoctrinate their children instead of allowing them to decide for themselves ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
In my case, it was to bring them down the right road to life before they even knew how to decide between a right and a wrong road.
The real hero of the story...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Poor man. We're not told how he ended up.
Like OMG.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Well now! Oh deary me! Crikey! (I guess not)
The Death of Free Speech in Europe
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
You need to look at the 7th century through 21st century glasses to think Muhammad was a pedophile. Nonetheless, our right to free speech isn't based on being correct. I feel sure all this is to encourage the growth of cheap labour in Europe.
FUCK all you whiners, haha! Go see the movie BLAZING SADDLES that makes fun of EVERYBODY and get ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
We're very understanding about leprechauns. We know not everyone can see the little divils.
I have known a few bad spellers for quite a spell
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Another synapse made redundant.
Q:379713..
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
That's a disturbingly high number. I thought most would understand creation as an allegory.
Toto......
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
These mental leaps are a tribute to the human imagination.
Useful Jesus
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Curious to think of all the porn coming through Jesus' head.
Sooo... You think YOU had a bad day? Think AGAIN, bwahaha!!! [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Only a script could save you!
A Denisovan Jawbone Was Discovered in a Tibetan Cave [theatlantic.com]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
That's really interesting. Especially the parts about the ability to live in high altitude low-oxygen areas and the fact that they have a jaw but no chin.
Is it? Oh c'mon?😁😅
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
The more I think about it........I'm not sure which is better.
That's one ugly chicken!
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Ok. That explains 'choke the chicken'.
Well. As rapidly as it came, the UK heatwave has gone. Suddenly I can once again comfortably wear ...
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
With a bit of luck, you'll get a chance to use your brolly before you get back to sunny Spain.
I just luv British humour
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
A traditional English trait was that no matter how hot things got (literal or figurative), that was no excuse to be uncivil.
About time, too! Russia Today, (RT) have been playing fast and furious with the news for a long, ...
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
I thought all mainstream media did that.
"His life was one of highs and lows, and he burned himself out much too soon." - Greer Garson on her...
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
The baddie was great too!
This is juvenile enough to be real. 🤣🤣
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Not realising how much the clergy would appreciate it.
You Don't Want To Know It was not a sky that promised rain for immeasurable fertile fields. It ...
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2019:
So many, most if not all, men refused to speak about their experiences. Perhaps they thought we would consider them animals. Or maybe they just couldn't bear to remember. We are a really fortunate generation despite our problems.
My brain and my eyes are sinful and I know it😉😉😉
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
It's not your fault. After so much indoctrination, our synapses are conditioned to make these associations. Pity the poor next generation after a deluge of fucked up memes.
Trying to help
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
It's the thought that counts. I wonder is the thought just to do what everyone else is doing.
Female Orgasmic Innovation in my Neck of the Woods (it’s about the only constructive thing ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
I think it's a new expression of Bacchic rites. It always ends up with some man dying.
Attaint verb at·​taint | \ ə-ˈtānt \ attainted; attainting; attaints transitive verb 1 ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Somerset to Richard: By him that made me, I'll maintain my words On any plot of ground in Christendom. Was not thy father, Richard Earl of Cambridge, For treason executed in our late king's days? And, by his treason, stand'st not thou attainted, Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry? His trespass yet lives guilty in thy blood; And, till thou be restored, thou art a yeoman. - 1 Henry II:IV.
vi·tu·per·a·tive /vīˈt(y)o͞opəˌrādiv,vəˈt(y)o͞op(ə)rədiv/ adjective ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
That's what *we* do!
An American Citizen Is Released From Immigration Custody After Nearly a Month
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
It looks like a fun place to live!
The Hokey Pokey if Shakespeare wrote it.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Much more than just a jump to the left and a step to the right.
Sunday Morning Wood...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Saint Kevin knew what to do when he met a wanton woman: 'Another story about his choice of celibacy relates to his time of training at Kilnamanagh. A young woman saw him with his companions in the fields and fell passionately in love with him and pursued him in many ways but he resisted her advances. One day she came on him alone and embraced him and asked him tenderly to lie with her. Kevin rushed away and finding a bed of nettles, stripped off his clothes and rolled himself in them naked. When she further pursued him, he quickly dressed, took up a bunch of nettles and beat her off. She, realising the hopelessness of her quest, quickly repented and went off herself to become a nun. Probably the story shows that at the heart of Kevin’s quest for holiness there was a real struggle'. https://www.catholicireland.net/saintoftheday/st-kevin-of-glendalough-498-618/
I may have posted this one before. Its still a good tale Such Sweet Sorrow By Daniel H ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
That's very good. Very sad. I hope the next stop wasn't Harry's House.
I think I see what the problem is
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xcUJXRCRWI
Jesus trivia is fascinating
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
That's a shame when you think he really was on top of the world looking down on creation.
Gamine gam·ine /ɡaˈmēn/ adjective adjective: gamine 1. (of a girl) attractively ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
I came across it in Les Mis in the character of Gavroche. Here's an article about the gamin of Paris: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist255-s01/thenardier/authors/gamin.html
Behind every great love is a great story.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
I started a retail job in the inner city a couple of months ago. I was a cashier. They let me help ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Were you being smug about your belief? Christians feel they have the prerogative on that.
Trump is impressed!
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
"It's good but nobody can paint ceilings like me."
QUESTION RE GOBECKLI TEPE: The 14 12,000 year-old temples at Gobeckli Tepe in Turkey have smaller,...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
I enjoyed that video! I couldn't help thinking of a development of meaning from survival to psychological. The birth of existential thought, perhaps. And that thought articulated through religion for millenia.
........Hahaha.........
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Some days are like that.
After today's testimony . . . I'm all in on why this is so necessary
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Just make sure he doesn't suffer from severe depression.
......Good one!
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Tell da brother to behave himself!
Point taken.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Can you get them without those little bumps on them?
@Boomtarat03 is this accurate
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
And they say men can't multitask!
Q:378993..
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
That'll help the immigrants feel at home.
I simply reject the entire notion that there are any sort of non-physical beings in existance. To ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
No. I think of spirituality as aspirational.
Something to think about
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
I'm so pleased there's a cool table waiting for me at the hospital. Oh wait....you mean I'm already sitting at it?
Here is another old country song that also is a love song. I hope you like it. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
A likeable, nasally voice.
Oh oh goof
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Holy cow! You're fucked!
QUESTION RE GOBECKLI TEPE: The 14 12,000 year-old temples at Gobeckli Tepe in Turkey have smaller,...
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I didn't know about them. I searched and got this; https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2017/05/31/evidence-lost-civilisation-waiting-under-turkish-ground
The Squad versus..
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Marvel could make a good movie out of these superheroes and villains.
Mueller is a biased old man, and he's a National disgrace for running this biased investigation for ...
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I heard he will avoid being charged with obstruction of justice if he is re-elected. The statute of limitation is only 5 years.
Come on boris tell the EU were to go and mean it
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I wouldn't rely on that boyo to do what he says.
Only you can prevent bad decisions
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Asswhup McGee has more going for him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28vas-3WmUg
Religions: Mutualists, commensals or parasites?
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I would choose mutualism too. Harari claims that humanity has been moving inexorably towards unity since time immemorable. If so, religion has played a large part as a unifying force, not just in faith but also advancing our shared culture. In fairness, that doesn't mean it had to come about the way it did. I wonder how our Western world would have turned out if the main forces in our history were Celtic tribes.
Richard Harris told Jimmy Web that if Richard's version of Jimmy's song made the top ten he'd give ...
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I was in awe of it at age 14.
Meanwhile, over at Area 51, the guys are getting bored:
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I guess life loses its meaning when you can't kill folk.
I think they're trying to tell us something!
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I suppose you could think what more do you want from me if I paid you but there's no human interaction, just the business exchange. It's really sad and I guess it's just people giving up on people before they've uttered a word. I wouldn't like to get out of bed in the morning with that attitude.
Bad Company - Evil Wind [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I really enjoyed that!
(Last post on this topic, I promise.) I have put up a couple of posts about a potential ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Better safe than sorry. Better to have loved and lost etc. Darned if I know which to choose.
Sums it up nicely...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
In Nazi Germany, the people placed in concentration camps were those who could not or chose not to get out of their own countries. They were placed there to be killed. In America, it is people who could not or chose not to stay in their own countries. There is no intention of killing them. I think the awfulness of the camps is an attempt at deterring more immigrants from choosing to enter the country illegally. From what I've read, Obama and Eisenhower dealt with illegal immigrants in a much more efficient manner that attracted little media attention. Trump's mistake seems to be not dealing with the problem in a forthright manner and trying to make two wrongs make a right.
In England they just elected a new Prime Minister. The whole process took less than a month. Here ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I think that they're not really equivalents but I see your point. If we are going to end up with a disaster no matter what, we might as well do it quicker and cheaper.

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