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A morally bankrupt empire of debt? “It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I've just been enjoying one of Russell Brand's YT videos about the real person and the role of a person in society. He uses Theresa May's goodbye speech as the base for his thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZXpUmpfqY4
I understand that a dead person has ceased to exist as a person, that he or she is just a skin full ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
The normal mechanistic view of the brain dictates that once the brain is dead, consciousness is dead. I really like Rupert Sheldrake's idea that the brain is a tool to allow our bodies to realise consciousness. That allows for the possibility that consciousness is not gone after death but rather the need for the brain as a tool is gone. His ideas of how memories, which he believes also exist outside the brain, tie in to this are very interesting. I think his best book dealing with these ideas is The Presence of the Past.
ULLAGE - Noun: The amount by which a container falls short of being full....
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I really like that one! If it is OK to use it metaphorically, it would have great usage.
The season is changing.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
New season, new muppet.
If you try....
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The bastards!
One ear of corn to another, "Don't let the bastards grind you down man"
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The lament of John Barleycorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlL9RCznuU8
Tots and Pears... Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter Files $1 Million Lawsuit For ‘Rain Damage’ ...
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
So much for the Flood being an act of God.
Sometimes I am taken aback by my own reflection in a shop window or other reflective surface, whilst...
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
Isn't that weird.....cognitive dissonance between our real self and our imagined self.
Name a movie, but replace one of the words in the title with 'asshole.'
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The Day of the Asshole.
Florida State Rep. Says God Has Told Him To Introduce Abortion Bill Which Allows No Exceptions
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
Another Moses! Moses knew God wanted men and women to stay married until death, no exceptions, but he put divorce into the law anyway because of their hard-heartedness. Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. - Matthew 19:8.
Central to Jerome Bruner’s theory, set out in his book Actual Minds, Possible Worlds, is the ...
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
I think I would like that book. Narrative was the way of myth for such a long time. I hope it won't die out completely. Argument is rationality based. Pirisg's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance did a fine job of trying to unite the two in his concept of quality. The divide is often expressed as Classical and Romantic. There is a sense out there, not entirely new, that the classical approach leaves out a lot of human experience, not being made for certain tasks, such as giving meaning to life.
Am I going to hell for liking pineapple on my pizza?...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Of course you're going to Hell. This is as bad as mixing wool and linen.
It's Friday night! And guess what I'm doing....
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
'Go your own way Call it another lonely day'
I LOVE Saturdays!
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I'm thinking of the Jewish Sabbath, the day of rest, and what a wonderful concept it was! R & R, rest and re-creation.
If you think saying stupid, flirty, suggestive bullshit to women is "funny", it's NOT. Most of us ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I think in theory it is probably best to treat women as intelligent human beings and discuss things with them as such. Being a bit autistic, it was aways the only way for me to interact instead of an option. But I can't deny that flirting as basic interaction has been the way for decades if not generations or the whole history of men and women. My guess is that it has always been the common denominator and incorporates the integral sexual element of male-female interaction. It is social interaction and it pushes the envelope towards sexual as well. What will unintelligent men and women do to find partners if they can't interact at their own level? I think the problem has more to do with intelligent people getting annoyed with unintelligent people trying to connect with them.
The British and their tea
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I remember when it was a ritual, not just a hot drink.
I have seen two documentaries lately the first one was called Monster with Charlize Theron and ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I didn't see it. It's a pity for such a beautiful woman to sink to such depths. And to use a bow and arrow too!
Just a thought about human's brain .. indulge me please... its amazing how one can function like a ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I like the idea of the Hegelian dialectic. You know how it goes- I say something, you say the opposite, the truth is somewhere in the mix. I don't know if Hegel factored stupid opinions into the mix. Maybe he did and he thought there weren't enough stupid opinions to wreck the theory. He might have been more optimistic than me because he probably entertained smarter company than most of us do.
"If you ain't country, you ain't shit" Does that imply... That if you ARE Country.... You ARE...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Early efforts in Oklahoma to overcome prejudice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5cwSBnyQU
The second installment from Machu Picchu. I hiked the mountain and took the photos. After the hike...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Top of the world, Ma, without getting shot.
Deep Purple - Demons Eye [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I love everything he ever did, from songs like this one to his Jesus Christ Superstar to this piece, my absolute favourite of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLEhxoME2BI
That's a good idea.
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
It gives new meaning to drive-thru.
Who is this kid? lol
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Little brat!
A couple having sex, after 25 minutes the guy says, Ain't you ever going to come honey? Sorry! she ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
i thought that originally came from the cover of a magazine like Time, where one says "I can't think of anyone right now" and the partner replies "Neither can I".
Can you say hi
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Oh gosh, that's priceless!
High blood pressure sounds about right lol
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me. - Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing.
Buena Vista Social Club - Candela [youtu.be] Your Friday dance around the room tune! 🙂
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I'm more confused with the subtitles. What was that song about? Wonderful musicians.
"Live simply. Get used to solitude. Know that the highest form of freedom is the consciousness of ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
That person must have been really speaking about him or herself. Lots of people would go mad with solitude. They say we're naturally social creatures and I believe we are, even though my life has become reclusive. Does the highest form of freedom mean not being conscious of things other than necessities? Like Socrates, I really believe the meaning of life is very important. I suppose that's not exactly the same as having meaning in your life. I think that is essential and the lack of it is causing enormous problems in society with people trying to replace meaning with drugs and alcohol.
My front door. I decided it needed some color. I think it's groovy!
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
A home fit for Aladdin.
I host a weekly open mic in Long Beach, California. The talent here blows me away. I will be ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Excellent! I love that song. Including Janis Joplin's version!
The Bee Gees - Words "It's only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away" ...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
A class act.
What a beautiful version of ROCKET MAN by KATE BUSH, very special British singer! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Reggae rocket man.
Think about this! Men, pay attention - it is not women who are the problem!
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
It reminds me of the simplicity of 'love your neighbour as yourself'. Problem solved.
R-rated Bible story
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
It's not about masturbation. It's about not fulfilling your legal obligation to produce offspring for your dead brother. Genesis 38:8,9.
'Hookers' turned gay man straight with 'anointed cake,' Dallas evangelist says | Texas | Dallas News...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Maybe they see Trump as the 'man of lawlessness' in Paul's letter to the Thessalonians. But they're not supposed to be supporting him. He is thought to be the same as the Antichrist in Revelation.
As a freethinker I don't believe in life after death. Even when I was in my family's cult, we didn't...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I think we will become part of cosmic consciousness. I don't think this consciousness has a personal nature.
THE LACK OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
“HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man? DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.”
School Police Officer Told Bullied Student She’s Going To Hell For Being Gay | Michael Stone
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Who would ever have thought America could be so like the Middle East?
Polish parliament rejects abortion ban after mass protests
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I wouldn't have put money on it being rejected.
Protesters Outside UK School Insist “God Created Women for Men’s Pleasure” | Hemant Mehta | ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
It's weird for me to see a good thing being done for a bad reason. But Muslims have clout in these situations where non-Muslims would be publicly castigated for their political incorrectness.
Hitler’s Mantra. Make Germany into a great empire again. [twitter.com]
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
What could go wrong?
Polish Catholic Church expects 'wave' of child sex abuse reports after release of film on ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I'm sure it's long overdue. I watched the film just recently and it's very depressing.
Many are firmly convinced that religions are the greatest obstacle to peaceful and prosperous ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
They had their tribes and we had our nations. My own country was always classed quite accurately as a Catholic country up to just a few years ago and is now quite secular. But it is still a nation. So I don't think trying to change the collectives we live in will help much (not that you suggested it would). I think progress in the Christian world has come about through watering down the doctrines and leaving the logoi to stand. I'm hopeful that this watering down is currently in progress in Islam as they interact with the rest of the world.
Not sure it would actually work...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Return of A Man Called Horse.
xenization To walk as a stranger, or to exist as a stranger. exampl The man walked through the ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
From Greek zeno to feel fucked up.
Not sure it would actually work...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Make sure the car is in neutral!
WATCH: Crowd of Children Swarms Cop to Stop Him From Choking a Small Girl
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
They made some wrongs.
An Oregon State University student died Sunday after falling approximately 100 feet while taking ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Sad. What a waste.
Woman of 102 suspected of care home murder in France - BBC News
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
That's tragic. If she had killed an abusive care worker, I would have thought different.
It IS getting late.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
"The end is nigh", I told them.
Kids vs Queens
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
That could knock a dent in his authenticity.
"I think the call to prayer, despite what I think about the doctrine of Islam, is one of the most ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I guess it's subjective. That sound does nothing for me except denote the call for submission.
One of the things that really annoys me is change! You learn all this computer stuff and they change...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Better out than in!
Can't happen soon enough! [theguardian.com]
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
It's a monster.
Do you think there is a fine line between sitting on a pier and actually fishing?
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I think there's no difference most of the time.
The civilized world is a lot less civilized these days.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Kevin is clearly a winner. He knows how to play the game.
Nomenclature, terminology, vocabulary, verbiage.... All basically meaning the same thing... ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
This might not qualify technically but when the eponymous hero in the story of Beowulf wants to articulate something important, he opens his 'word chest'.
RESISTENTIALISM (Noun) Resistentialism is a jocular theory to describe "seemingly spiteful ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
And we think the ancients were so dumb to believe a little spirit lived in every thing!
Looks like a good way to circumvent the nonsense going on....
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
A terrible beauty is born.
I am a really pleasant person to be around unless . . .
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Well, so much for self-control!
I suspect this applies to many of us. I would add "and a writer."
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Yes, you become an armchair traveller, not just around the world but also in time.
And since I can't stop...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Positive negative thinking.
The nerve...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
A person should only have to tolerate so much immorality. That crosses the line.
WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH LAND TO BURY THE DEAD [cnn.com] "Washington has become the first state ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Soylent Green is people!
My coworker had migraines 3 days in a row because he was fasting for Ramadan. Should your religion ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
I think there are exceptions made for people who can't fulfill their obligations in Islam. Your co-worker might be going over and above the call of duty.
I am quite certain that a lot of those who claim that human life (in the sense of life that is ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
This quality control system makes mistakes, I guess, or Downs Syndrome wouldn't exist. Another way of looking at it is the quality control system determines nothing is wrong with Downs Syndrome.
Why are the the western countries silent and blind against what Saudi Arabia do and why they do not ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
It is the hypocrisy of the West, claiming to be the moral arbitrer of the globe and operating as a predator. They only care about resources.
A love song about 2 guys who loved each other but couldn't get together. I wrote this a few years ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
I think that's a terrific song. All those people walking past each, shadows of reality. Abstractions are our only currency - that's perceptive.
Sounds perfectly reasonable
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
It's high time we started thinking outside the box.
I resemble that remark.
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
The circle of life? The circle jerk of life?
real though...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Darn predictive text.
Politicians and producers.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I know what I'd do with the producers of Deadwood.
Watch out for houses!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Children's movies can be very violent.
Improvise, adapt, overcome!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
The meme is nonsense, of course. The anti-vaxxers value their children so highly that they won't put them at a small risk even for the sake of society.
Past, future and present🤗
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
To be fair to Mr. Tzu, I think he's talking about acceptance of both the good and bad in life and remaining at peace through it all. To be fair to mordant's comment, maybe Mr. Tzu never had children or he was *very* philosophical about things.
Son Of A Bach - Bourree [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It's too late to turn bach now.
I'm feeling really depressed. A frenemy of mine (who I cut ties with) has done very well for ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Religion works great for people who practice the fruits of the flesh. It's the best of both worlds. Vent away, it's only natural!
Woot! Made it back to everett with my lovely and the purebreed mutts! Its nice to be home for a bit....
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What's that view - the San Juan Islands?
Shhh........
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It has the stamp of nihilism.
Just grooving on a ... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Quality music. I was amazed at how classical the album was.
The true power of prayer explained!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Works best in white upper middle-class areas.
Which ice cream do you choose?
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What! Is vanilla just a sexual flavour these days?
Yesterday, when I was on a cruise to islands near Sardegna, Italy, we landed on Santa Maria Island. ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
That's what the guy did at the start of Steinbeck's book To A God Unknown. I guess it was about the farmer's love for the land. At least it gives sheep a break.
In other species there are thieves, murderers and those who display what we would describe as loose ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I'm not totally sure about being the only ones to feel guilt. I think we're the only ones with the concept of judgment, even though animals mete out reprisals against their own (and sometimes us too if we're cruel).
Richard lll humor.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Poor Richard. I guess he never got that horse.
There is clear evidence that humans invent gods. Humans have invented over 2,500 gods that the ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Here's William Blake's take on the development of religion: The ancient poets animated all sensible objects with gods or geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged and numerous senses could perceive. And particularly they studied the genius of each city and country, placing it under its Mental Deity; till a system was formed, which some took advantage of, and enslaved the vulgar by attempting to realise or abstract the Mental Deities from their objects - thus began priesthood; choosing forms of worship from poetic tales. And at length they pronounced that the gods had ordered such things. Thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast.
mirror bathroom shower
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
That's really nice!
Gotta love newbies
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The bastards did grind him down! What's that in fake Latin?
I thought this group would be teeming with Brights, where are you all? Where are the stimulating ...
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The shine's gone off me.
Thank you for correcting me....
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Mais je ne comprend pas qu'est-ce c'est que ca. Or something.
Determination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
LOL. He's not paid to philosophize.
My son sent me this......
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
No. Just no. This book is a history of human thought. In fact, the human thought of the Western world.
Bastard...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
These people are Nietzsche's supermen.
When you look at something on the internet and five minutes later find a related ad in your FaceBook...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Buy new Pornotine chewing gum.
"How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans Reproductive rights advocates in ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I can't help thinking in terms of the American Civil War. Freedom Road in our time.
Colorful bohemian drawers -what do you think?
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Very nice but I thought I was going to see knickers.
When you’re a walking poster for indoctrination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Ah but she's lovely!
A bit haunting. Love it!
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Owe them we do.
Government, to Govern basically to rule over...here in lies the problem. We are foolishly electing ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I think the original democracy was like that, getting the views of the public every step of the way. I'm not sure, though. This modern democracy, where we vote in parties that have free reign for the length of their terms means they can make empty promises and go against the wishes of their voters all they want.
John Lennon - Imagine (World Leaders Lipsync Version) I have to admit, this made me cry. This is ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
That's really good. Imagine all the money freed up to solve problems!

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