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Just ask for directions! Sheesh....
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
A long delivery.
E-card.....
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Uppers and downers.
Valentine plans
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
That made me laugh. Thanks!
I am so ready.
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
That's great news. I had no idea it was that soon.
Joni Mitchell - Blue Motel Room [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Poor Joni could never fit her career and love-life together. I love how she expresses her feelings about her dreams and reality of her life in Song For Sharon.
Researchers are resetting the part of the brain that can shift mood [sciencenews.org]
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Isn't that amazing? You could have your own little in-built ECT shocks. Even though electricity has been understood for a long time to effect the brain, I've read nothing about how electricity is fundamental to the operation of the brain. I think the shocks might be affecting the brain's electrical processes as well as affecting the areas dealing with mood.
FUNICULAR.
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH0TMmgPtjg
Joni Mitchell - In France They Kiss on Main Street [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
'thrilling to the Brando-like things he would say'
Morrissey...[youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Morrissey has always struggled to accept his homosexuality.
Jesus, historical figure behind the legend or straight legend?
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Have a look at Tacitus on Christ and see what you think: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ
Sooooo I’ve got under 700 points to go to get to Level 8.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Are we there yet?
PJ Harvey - Dress [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
That's great but I know you're working up to posting Rid Of Me.
Allegedly it is UK National Pun Day.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Puns should always come with an apology.
Listen, Listen, Listen...
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
I am becoming a Rambo.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Head for Seattle. Contact the police.
What?
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Gosh, that's strange!
I think he may be in trouble.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I hope Costco sell them in bulk.
What is consciousness? - Michael S. A. Graziano - YouTube
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Putting this information together with a book I've read recently called The Master and His Emissary, I would think that the left hemisphere is making the models from sensory input and determining the focus. The book suggests that after creating the response, the right hemisphere updates itself with the new information from the left side. Maybe this means that the right hemisphere does the thinking while the left hemisphere tells us what it is thinking. And 'what it is thinking' is consciousness. Here's a breakdown of the video as best I can understand it: PS damaged the right side of her brain Saw no difference in the two pictures of the houses Damage to the right-side of her brain left her unaware of everything on her left side The flames are on the left side of her vision so she doesn’t see them Nonetheless, her brain processes both fields of her vision Her brain can see the difference but she didn’t know it So she would duck from a ball that she didn’t see and wasn’t aware of So our brain process information that we may not actually experience Experience of the processing is called consciousness We are aware of an image in the same way we are aware of ourselves looking at an image It might be the brain’s imperfect picture of its own activity The brain processes sensory input and builds models from it The models are imperfect, just enough for the brain to create responses Seeing white light is a model because light is really lots of colours The brain is aware of the configure of our limbs but not extra unnecessary data The brain needs to make models of its own attention It needs to be able to focus attention and change it if necessary
Good Morning my Beautiful Hippies - Its grey and overcast possible snow/freezing rain tomorrow.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
As many hippies as will fit in it.
To live??
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Human AI.
The Roots, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu - You Got Me [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I like The Roots, especially Undun.
What Syndrome?
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
It's a pain in the ass.
Elvis Costello 'She' [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I love the original but Elvis did a fine rendition there.
No one has written me a poem, so I can't say I would have this expression.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
The ungrateful hussy.
True enough.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I guess the least we can do is articulate it well.
Is Social Democracy a revised version of Socialism by capitalists?
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
No. It's a good balance between extreme capitalism and extreme socialism. It lies far closer to capitalism than socialism because the money is generated by capitalism but some of it is used for public services.
Mysterious explosion- perhaps anti-matter- blows dancers from stage in mini-Tunguska event! ??
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
It's probably God's spirit doing away with gays.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.....Mahatma Gandhi.
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I feel there's a danger that it is often miscontrued and becomes intellectual snobbery. I've read recently another way of putting it: 'what the brain attends to'. I've lived in enough severely deprived areas to have seen what the choices are that people can turn their attention to and it is heartbreaking. I'm convinced that the paucity of worthwhile things to attend to is at the root of the drugs epidemic.
Reality check for modern music producers
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2019:
I'm sure she's right and I think it's true of all businesses these days. The trouble is that nobody knows the damage that is done to people in the ordinary business world or what a world without art might look like.
Joni Mitchell is one of my favorite song writers and performers.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
She's a super talent!
Society teaches "Don't get raped" vs. "Don't rape."
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Don't rape. Fuck off. I will. Don't get raped. Don't tell me what to do.
Offer me that deathless death and good God let me give you my life....
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Those communion wafers tasted awful and the darn thing stuck to the top of your mouth.
I think this says it nicely.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Rusty Cohles are everywhere.
I admit that I agree with liberals on a number of issues but I simply cannot go along with the ...
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
I'm a lefty. They put up with me (so far). I hope you enjoy the group.
The Stunned Chicken
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Perfect for Easter.
Oops! ??
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
She has a cute bum.
I'm not religious but someone was looking over me today.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Wow! Thank goodness you got out in one piece.
A woman's place is in the house.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
They'll always need housemaids.
I posted this in the politics section of the main forum and the vote results are a pretty good ...
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
It's good to hear from both sides. That's why I come in here.
Simple problems have a way of spiraling out of control and that's when you realize you are on your ...
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Which of our workers made this mess? The black guy.
"You atheists have no purpose in life without God" How many of us have heard this during debates or...
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Never do today what you believe you can do in the afterlife.
It's Sunday, let's start things off with...
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Oh dear. That one 'the best way to the top is on your knees' could be taken as approval of the Weinstein school for career advancement.
325 mass shootings in the US last year
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
You who build these altars now To sacrifice our children, You must not do it anymore. - Leonard Cohen's Song of Isaac.
I love the movie Cabaret and this is one of my favs from it. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Decadence is very inviting - a dark pleasure.
Israeli Soldiers beating Palestinians - YouTube
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
God's chosen people creating goodwill among the nations.
Morning comes too soon!
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
It's a hell of an adjustment.
Dark Energy and Expanding Space.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Perhaps waves keep getting created that push the universe on even though the initial burst of energy is diminishing.
karma can be a ....
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Well now!
the walking dead
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
In Christian belief, those without faith in Christ are the walking dead.- Ephesians 2:, 1,5).
How important is the role of the mysterious in your life?
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
I've been watching YouTubes videos about quantum mechanics recently. Even if it's a scientific fact and even if we understood it completely, a sense of awe would compensate for the loss of mystery.
Gary Moore - I love you more than you'll ever know ???❤ [m.youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
It's good to see he's still remembered.
I’m a great believer in the crossover between popular and classical music.
brentan comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Me too, ever since Deep Purple performed Concerto for Group and Orchestra.
I just learned this from my latest Android update.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Mine says it won't do emergency calls. I put the local number of the police station into Contacts and I trust that will work. I don't want to call the cops just to test it! I must do likewise for the hospital.
is it time to put a cap on the number of posts someone makes everyday.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
No. Keep scrolling.
Sometimes I don't want to say anything, I just want to post the damn picture.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Clever.
Elbow - One Day Like This [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
I really like that band. I only have the Take and Landing etc.album. That first song about predestined love is a doozy!
Rod Stewart and The Faces.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Rod's gritty voice has enhanced many a good song.
I've been told by friends that I'm the most militant atheist they know.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
I think I'm the most pacifist atheist, agnostic really. I got a lot from religion and I appreciate what religion was trying to achieve. So I've moved on without the bitterness a lot of people (justifiably) feel. I think the self-righteous type still get on my nerves but that's not entirely limited to the religious. Especially nowadays with the attitude of extreme lefties dictating what's true like old-time Puritans.
IT's Carole King's birthday! Posting a full album, as She and it are so meaningful.
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Wonderful album. She comes across as a lovely woman. When ever I listen to the album, I feel emotionally wiped after. Maybe that's because I'm a man.
"Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to." -Mark Twain
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
When I think of some of the awful or very stupid things I did in my life, I could wince never mind blush.
Anyone got a problem with this statement / definition? It seems spot on to me...
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
That's it exactly.
Well, we were just inundated with a slew of bad puns, & I was admonished for some of mine, so in the...
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Well in all fairness, it's bad. Bad but not criminal. It's just the nature of the beast.
1963 - The Tymes - So Much In Love [youtube.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I remember that magical feeling. I hope cynicism never takes over.
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It sounds like Noddy Holder. Maybe it is.
And maybe a wine fridge?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Oh gosh, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I just can't handle alcohol like I used to.
I often wonder how priests guilty of sexual molestation perceive themselves.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I think they see their situation like ancient Egyptians entering into the court of Maat who weighed their good deeds against their bad ones. Christian doctrine doesn't allow for that, because salvation is by faith, not be works,
In the UK we have Brexit, which is taking up an obscene amount of time and tax payers money, perhaps...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It could be the greatest load of bollocks in both countries. I've more empathy with Britain trying to keep the country British than America trying to keep the country WASP.
On the Zodiac I'm a Gemini. Whats yours?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I'm a Libran and it fits with my personality.
Reunite Pangea![agnostic.com]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I'm not sure everybody lived in America in the beginning.
Loneliness is watching a great movie without someone telling you what's going to happen next.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's a trade-off, I guess. I'd put up with it.
I'll take the footlong...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I guess love sees something in the ordinary.
So all you really smart economists out there , why wouldn't it work to use the subsidies that now go...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Maybe that's what AOC wants to do.
Would you say that, given your knowledge, etc, of the Goat-herder's Guide to the Galaxy ( Bible) and...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
In all fairness, goat-herders did not write the Old Testament scriptures. The scriptures were conceived and written by educated, pious people who wanted to project meaning into their lives at a time when they were living in exile around the 6th century BCE.
Endless war . . .
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's unreal how bad homelessness has become in first-world countries. I can only guess it's down to a widening gap between the upper and lower income groups.
Nina Simone- I wish I knew how it feels to be free (live 1976) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
That's Nina who was so angry at the white race that she would insult the white portion of her audience at concerts. I think people understood and stayed to listen to her talent anyway.
!Warning! Total nudity... Look at your own risk..
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
And it has such a cute little face!
Clutch - Emily Dickinson [youtu.be] Emily Dickinson Won't you lay your hair down low?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I really enjoyed the sentiment in that song. Emily came across very strait-laced for someone whose family life was full of 'complications' as anyone else's. Here's another song about her written by Duke Special from a poem by Michael Longley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCztMBruLRY
How many of you support Ocasio Cortez’s “Green New Deal” to make it an emergency priority to ...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's only a suggestion from what I've read. But some ideas are better than none in this situation.
Bryan Ferry - Make You Feel My Love [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Am I being really awful saying I think he's very overrated?
Mrs Browns Boys?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Yes. There's more to life than being sensible.
The Band, The Weight [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's a classic song but what the hell is it about? I loved The Last Waltz, especially Joni Mitchell singing Coyote.
Morning Person or Night Owl?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Night owl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNY3UblOr0
This is funny but it actually makes me want to cry because ....
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Oh lonesome me!
The Eagle will crash, the dragon shall rise. Beware of the year of the wild Boar
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I will. Thanks for the warning.
Why is the hard-Left so conservative? - UnHerd
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It might be because they've taken on the mantle of righteousness that used to belong to conservatives.
No idea whether Einstein actually said this, but interesting nonetheless
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I guess that means we can tell what kind of soul a person has by what kind of music they listen to.
I'm sure that we are all opposed to this:
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I never thought of republican and democrats in terms of believers and atheists but maybe that's how it's got.
My studies tend to make me concur...
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I blame free education. That taught everybody to know how bad they have it.
Now that my hard work has put me in office, we're going to have some changes around here.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
First let's kill the lawyers - I mean the bishops.
The humbling psychology of being a mere bit of data in the Matrix
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Be a loyal plastic robot for a world that doesn't care - Frank Zappa. I guess a lot of the data is got at school.
Im evil he he he!
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
That'll learn them!
CAUTION The study of astrology causes the external anal sphincter to tense.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I think it's more about socialising than belief in it. It's daft but it gives people something to talk about, like football.
The new magazine is out.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
That looks very interesting - thanks!
Get to sprinkling! Let's make someone's day! ? &Positivevibes
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I think the whole world should have a Global Kindness Day. It might be so surprisingly pleasant that new days could be added gradually.
What do you choose?
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I think seeking happiness directly is counter-productive, like desperately trying to go to sleep. Maybe we should choose to do things that make us happy as a result of those things. I'm not sure about getting happiness through thinking good things but it might work like meditation.
I fucking love her! Just because something is legal doesn't make it moral. [m.facebook.com]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I hope she isn't shot.
Gaetano Donizetti. - Luciano Pavarotti....Una furtiva lagrima, L’elisir d’Amore [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's exquisite. That was a massive applause. I had a fleeting tear myself.
Naming your dog.
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I suppose Rover is a bad choice.
Maybe things are looking up
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I guess you're not doing jury service.
Some advice
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElkBFpLMQ_E

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