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What are three things on your bucket list?
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2018:
Camino de Santiago de Compostela I can't think of anything else right now.
take the shortcut...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2018:
I would hate to leave the earth with no reason to exist!
On the lighter side, yet sadly both still true..
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2018:
Yes, we are responsible for a lot of our loneliness.
I live near family now, so this sign was necessary.?
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2018:
These awful first-world problems!
A fellow train passenger asked me if I was going to contribute children into the world. I looked at ...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2018:
We should do everything we can to close down conversation with other people. All that matters is our feelings.
I love fall
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
I'll choose summer.
I just finished reading; god is not great by Christopher Hitchens, it was an amazing book and I ...
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
I liked it too. He was a very knowlegeable man.
Last night I participated at a group poetry reading in my area, my poem: ASS,,...
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
However, I hear the economy is booming.
How's this one? :D
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
He should tuck himself in.
It's all about location.
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Not necessarily in that order.
Tell me....
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
The lengths you have to go to to straighten out some people! Poor god!
I'll pray for you!
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
It's the thought that counts!
The man in
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Give him some credit for sincerity, or at least sounding sincere.
Stopping arm sales bad for the economy Environmental protections bad for the economy. Govt is ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Government assumes everything is based on the economy. Even the constitution is interpreted this way, in terms of the right to pursue happiness etc. The old view was expressed well in Marlowe's Faust: For, falling to a devilish exercise, And glutted now with learning’s golden gifts, He surfeits upon cursed necromancy; Nothing so sweet as magic is to him, Which he prefers before his chiefest bliss. The old bliss was man's greatest happiness that he had pleased the Lord and would live in Heaven. Faust had different ideas. But this isn't about religion. It's about how to be happy, and is economics the key to it. If it isn't, (and rich people are not good examples of happy people), what does it take and how should government work to help people attain it?
What's more inspirational than a Trump rally?
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Gott in Himmel, make America great again. Those Nazi rallies were very inspirational. For the participators, it's very emotional. Large group feeling is terrific, I remember it well at concerts. Sharing the passion. Sometimes it was almost religious, especially at Leonard Cohen's concerts.
Story time!
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I wonder what narrative we might create that is more suitable for today. This was the long and interesting debate held over four sessions between Sam Harris and Jordon Peterson in Vancouver, Dublin and London. It centred on the intrinsic values and differences between facts and values, with Harris drawing value from facts that can be drawn from science and Peterson from values that can be drawn from Biblical narratives.
Actually, this is pretty much how I live.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
But, but, but....ah but...
What's up people , i have got a topic to talk about , are u ready for me?
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Where's the money, Jerry?
AMERICAN EMPIRE IS DEAD History has proven nothing if not that empires rise and fall. While the...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
What (not who) might be the solution?
Sending this to my Christian gal pal. Because she loves me and just thinks I'm weird. Actually, a ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Off to the Puck Fair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_Fair
Rebecca Solnit on Rewriting the World’s Broken Stories and the Paradigm-Shifting Power of Calling ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
It is of course about truth. That’s easier a given than the reason for stories. I’ve listened with fascination to Jordon Peterson discussing how truth has been disseminated through stories as a medium of choice since time immemorial. It’s also the reason why people write poetry. It’s not the narrative; it’s the attempt to capture elusive truth. To trap it when it’s not looking, so to speak. Perhaps it’s true to say that stories and poetry have had their day as vehicles of truth. I’m thinking that in the case of books, narrative and truth are now separated in reading material, i.e. placed in the fiction or the psychology section of the bookstore. Poetry books still sell but I think to a niche market. Maybe the reason is that the purpose of words has become to disseminate facts, not truth, information but not meaning. The recent descent into the verbal abyss has been the total disconnect between words and meaning, never mind words and truth.
What's up people , i have got a topic to talk about , are u ready for me?
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I hope it's a good one! Go for it!
Nikola Tesla
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I suppose religious people feel there is no 'soul' in mathematics. I mean in the sense of aspirations, feelings etc. So science in general doesn't give them all they need. But atheists do get what they need from science, which I think means that somehow this 'soul' is in the mix, maybe not in the laws of physics but in the laws of biology. But biology and physics must be cut from the same cloth, I think.
In touch with his feminine side!
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I like the old idea of a man and a woman becoming one in union with each other. That would make the woman his feminine side and the man her masculine side. We've come a long way from that understanding.
A thought for today. Things we say aren't always good.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Another Lisa Simpson!
I experience this similar sentiment when I date. Suddenly I am "too much, too loud"
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
What, better than I could ever be? Who is this person?
Yes. Please do.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Touchy, feeley people unite!
Flower of Scotland. - The Corries. This is not a traditional folk song in the real sense of the ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
That was nice - the unofficial national anthem of Scotland. I read that Italy has a unofficial national anthem in Verdi's Va Pensiero but when I mentioned it to a young Italian recently, he knew nothing about it. That's a great song! I don't think we have one in the Republic of Ireland. I think every country should have one - the official ones are often terrible.
Milking sheep.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Good one!
Given the name and posted topics(discription) of this group, plus the encouaging sentiment of ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I wasn't aware of it. I think you're right. Those pics would belong more in the 'offensive;' sections. But I'm probably to blame too, in the sense that I haven't contributed any good posts either. I'll give it a shot.
Taken me a long long time to learn. I must love me first before I can love others. Is this you too ?...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
And then they tell you where to stick your neediness.
I almost bought the 5-pound bag of Reese's Minis at the store today. But, then I remembered that I ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Halloween. Bah, Humbug.
English is weird - THE WEEK [theweek.com]
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2018:
I love this series about the development of English with Eddie Izzard. It's called Mongrel Nation. This links to Episode 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSnLQEFfm0
Whos ready for The Walking Dead tonight?
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
I didn't know it was back - thanks!
It's JESAZ!!!
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
Peter always spoke before thinking.
Yes,yes..that's us..
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
I wish. Some people are awful.
Happy Sunday all. Have a lovely day. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
Now just stop this! Happy Sunday indeed. Bah! Humbug!
VICISSITUDE(S). - Noun....a change in circumstances or fortune, typically unwelcome or unpleasant. ...
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
I suppose it's a nicer way of saying 'ups and downs'.
It’s Sunday bitches time to work it!!
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
I really am offended by memes lke this even though I'm not a believer. This one is a great example of turning traditional values upside-down. But don't think I'm trying to curb free speech. There are many more opinions in this world than mine.
Be kind to animals
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
It's a great indicator. I think watching how friends and family treat other people tells a lot too.
I think my moral compass is really just a drunken clock.
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
I suppose it depends on what you use for the needle.
Adult children?
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Mine is non-existent. They don't want o communicate with me for hurts in the past and I don't want to communicate with them because I don't trust them.
Why Didnt Elizabeth Warren Just Keep Her Pie Hole Shut?
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Here's an article about Elizabeth Warren's claim to Native American ancestry being a great example of how the left shoots itself in the foot: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-10-18/elizabeth-warren-dna-response-shows-failure-of-liberalism
I am in the middle of a conversation with someone i know only slightly. it is through the message ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Onward Christian soldiers, onward onto e-war!
@HippieChick58 just made Level 9! Big Congrats!!!
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Merciful hour, hippiechick. This has got to stop! In the meantime, CONGRATULATIONS!
Whoever decided that white was a good color for underwear was an idiot.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
It's ideal to spot skidmarks and know for sure when they're gone.
Lugubrious - sad and mournful.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I think of thick mud and being stuck in it.
Phenomenology is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness. As a ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
The structures of experience and consciousness - well I'll be darned. What could it mean? Frameworks, building blocks, biological inputs and cultural supports. The mind boggles but it is fascinating stuff.
This Climb That gaping yaw enthralls me draws me, howling, toward its brutal edge. This ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I was with you all the way. I almost fell but I hung on. Thankfully, I wasn't hurt, just mentally exhausted. Excellent.
What do you do to look better in photos? Apart from turning your back.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I think you look very nice. I stand there like a rabbit in the headlights. I can do nothing to save the situation because I have a sinus problem that just worsens by being conscious about it.
Ancient Aliens.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I haven't seen it. If it's about the Anunnaki, I find that fascinating. Especially how they often link it closely to the ancient civilisation in Sumer. But maybe Graham Hancock is correct about ancient civilisation being much older than is generally accepted. If so, that would give humanity much more time to learn the skills we were told were given to them in a relatively short period of time by the 'men of fame'.
Found this somewhere, thought I'd share it
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
A toast to all free drinks!
An interesting double standard many in our society seem to have.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Oh, it's about God. That's nice for a change.
Hair styles
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Is it used with a headboard?
What’s your “Woo”?
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
For me, it would be the goodness in people. I never heard that word before.
It's a dogs life
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Good one!
GOP Declares War on Women
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
i think the only group who are never attacked are male WASPs.
Truth. FAQ!
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Haha. I don't believe I am ever going to remember what these words mean. I always have to look them up each time I come across them.
Is the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings There are a great ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Are you talking about what we often call 'dirty talk' and how it is a turn-on?
Alexander Borodin is one of my favourite composers and I sing a song called “And This Is My ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Excellent. I'm totally ignorant about the technicalities involved but it's a lovely piece of music.
I know this is just a silly joke, but Just want to say that I actually prefer the natural look. I've...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Isn't that where she says "Hey, I'm up here"! Then again, maybe not.
Geez, I never considered doing it in public.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
A more civilised version of cannibalism.
anamnesia the antonym of amnesia being unable to forget anything
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I got a few bouts of ECT about 50 years ago. I forgot lots of the good stuff, still remember lots of the bad. Time is a great help. I can't imagine what it's like to carry everything in one's memory.
I think we are!
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
It sounds like the name of a drug.
SATURNINE. - Adjective....(of a person 1) gloomy. Synonyms; somber, melancholy, moody, lugubrious,...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Poor old Saturn. He seems to be both a gloomy god and the creator of the Golden Age. That sounds contradictory but maybe someone has read more about him.
‪I don’t meditate because I’m some enlightened being that has it all figured out, I do it ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Huh?
TRIPTYCH: trip·tych: (NOUN) a picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Here's an unusual one (I guess it has to be) by Hieronymus Bosch:
Sitting in my car / trafic and enjoying self [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Hello!
I still think my way, is the right way. just sayin.
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
How to die happy.
The legal drinking age
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
If you get drunk, you might do something immoral like having sex. If you go to war, you will only kill people and America seems to much prefer violence to sex.
Does slavery legal in islam?
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
It must be because the Koran speaks to how slaves (the people of your right hand) should be treated. Curiously, the Bible focuses more on how the slaves should behave toward their masters.
You won't find the translation in your high school Spanish book..
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
El pobre Trumpo! That was unkind!
Epistemology How you know what you know. the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I'm always tempted to think it's about letters.
Some people are going to find this offensive, but it is meant to be provocative and eye opening. ...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I think Kanye, although intelligent in my estimation, has made himself a 'useful idiot' for Trump.
I'm not a lesbian. I don't identify with lesbian politics. I just prefer to have sex with women ...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
It's semantics.
Do only humans have a soul? What is a soul? Would you ever trade yours for anything?
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I like the old Biblical idea of the soul. It comes from the Hebrew word nephesh. It mean the complete person, both physical and mental components together. That understanding of soul was in use until recently - for example, 200 souls were lost in the shipwreck.
My kind of guy... ;)
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Hence the confusion.
Fact: If you stand next to the ocean and listen closely, it sounds just like putting a shell to your...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
That's deep - just like the ocean. Seriously though, it's thought-provoking.
Self-acceptance
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I can do it now. Probably because I'm older and I've seen a lot of good and bad.
DENIGRATE: den-i-grate. VERB. To criticize unfairly, disparage, or disparage. "Christians ...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Very un-PC.
For Halloween I’m just going to talk shit to complete strangers and go as the internet.
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
So no change at all?
CHAGRIN. - Noun....annoyance or distress at having failed or being humiliated. Synonyms; ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
chagrin v pissed off
Given the majority of you out there, soon it will be UK group XD
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
What's happening, Pedro?
Damn ... last night and this morning, I've had some negative stuff and worries just throbbing away ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
I hope you get back to normal sleep soon. That must be draining and likely could be the cause of other problems. I use a little app on my phone called Simple Radio because it has a sleep feature to turn itself off at any setting up to 90 minutes, I think. If nothing like that would work, maybe talk to the doctor. Anyway, best wishes!
I think this one is common, but I like it. SERENDIPITY: ser·en·dip·i·ty: the occurrence and ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Seren - dipity. Dippity doodah dippity day, my oh my, what a beautiful day!
What’s the one movie you watch every Halloween!?
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
I've got a thing for Carrie. "First comes the blood, then come the men..."
"You can be a spiritual, empathetic, gentle, loving human being and still tell people to go fuck ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
That's what Jesus did in the temple. (OK, OK, I like the story!)
ASPIRATION Alpha Male? No Badass? No Tough Guy? No Butch? No Femme? No Everyday's a chance ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Yes, but why? The old religious thinking was we would just go after selfish pursuits if we stopped believing in God.
33 points away from level 7. Who can put me over the top so I can see what wonders open up to ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Make sure you're sitting down. The feeling you get is better than sex (well, lousy sex). No, the feeling is OK. Stand up if you like. Whatever gets gets through the anticlimax. Then it only takes 40, 000 points to get to the next level. Be patient. That's sure to be exciting.
Lee Greenwood's Proud to be an American rewritten to more accurately reflect our current condition:...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
That's it, the trailer park mentality.
Never in this country..
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
I wonder how so many of these politicians become so removed from the world they claim to represent.
How is an invocation not a violation of separation of Church and State? ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
What's good for the goose... They should keep their magic spells out of the political sphere.
ROFLMAO!!!
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
They're not looking for physical parts anymore - they want his brain.
If you think about thinking, what are you really thinking?
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Maybe you're contemplating consciousness.
Can you honestly believe that Pat Robertson, Mr. "Evangelical Christian" says we should quiet down ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
At this stage, sadly, yes. The man's mind is twisted completely out of shape from decades of justifying the unjustifiable.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Oh Anna, you'll meet some person and love will blossom and you'll have a complete change of heart.
Horror movies!!
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Apocalypse Now. "The horror!" Horror has a face, and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.
Some say it never happened, Apollo 11 Moon Landing NASA Original Footage. One Small Step for Man, ...
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2018:
Crazy astronauts getting persecuted for their beliefs. Capricorn One tells the truth!
My Birthday is this Saturday...I wanna try some new drinks when out on the town. I tend to stick to ...
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2018:
You can't go wrong with a pint of Guinness.
Trump has turned words into weapons. And he's winning the linguistic war | George P Lakoff and Gil ...
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2018:
That's a clever article. It perceives the intention well. I think somebody much smarter than Trump himself has guided him in this strategy. But who? The article doesn't get into it. It concentrates on how to undermine his manipulation of words by way of public media and put a stop it. It is further complicated by the way Trump also cuts through the bullshit of his opposition while he bullshits to beat the band. How did words ever become so important? I guess it's the power of the information age. Words are weapons. The only way to defeat such words are to use truth. Society has been reduced to play with words to subvert values in order to justify the things people do to make a living. It would cost a lot to challenge the status quo with truth.

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