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Melville. Not a particularly cheery take on things but it fits with my philosophy.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
He's just guessing.
Now I KNOW I am living in a lucid dream and can’t wake up [google.com.au] Someone please ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Then there's Trump Heights in Israel.
Just like that.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Brave man! I guess the bucket wouldn't reach.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
I wasn't aware of Fred Rogers when I was growing up, being Irish. He seems to have been an very pleasant, intelligent person.
My dad needs a walking stick. Any suggestions of where to look and some fun ones?
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
I think walking sticks can look very dignified. That's the type I would like.
Guns are the new God in America.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Your own personal Jesus.
In Texas and Ohio oh my!
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
I hope that's not alcohol. That would be shameful!
Amazing info! How Much Ice Has Greenland Lost to Climate Change? [theatlantic.com] The Greenland ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
No time to think, mortgages to pay.
Two massacres in less than 24 hrs. I don't doubt the i...ts will jump again requesting a ban in all ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
I sure would hate to leave a mental hospital and have less rights than the other citizens.
Keep Dancing!
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
We'll be fine. They shoot horses.... Don't they?
"Never wipe; instead pat or blot the corners." Does napkin etiquette still apply in this situation?...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Rub hard - don't become a crustie!
As we mature most of us come to believe that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” or more ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
It’s true for me. I carry the beauty of many Biblical ideas around in my head. Sayings like ‘if you could only obey my commandments, your peace would be as a river’ or ‘and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love'. I understand the context has been removed for me but the underlying words of wisdom still ring true.
Chargesheet Against JNU Teachers Will Have a 'Chilling Effect on Free Speech'
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Maybe they have this old idea that education is to cultivate productive minds. I wonder should employees who work as tools of the state be allowed such leeway in how the tools should operate. If I was working on a machine, I wouldn't want my tools getting independent notions.
Yah, let’s see it
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
For shame! God performed the ceremony and you want evidence!
For my friends here
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
It's great when someone cares.
I am forever changed. Today I saw a robot lawnmower. It was zipping across a suspiciously green ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
From what I've learned recently, it will be OK. The thing lacks 'relevance realisation'. Wait til it meets a problem.
Umm... my sex life?
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
Isn't he judgmental? At least we're communicating!
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, by Hannah Arendt__ Last night I ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
I remember that point being made in the Nicholas Cage movie 8mm. When the baddie is finally unmasked, he asks "Well, what did you expect, a monster?"
I hate walking by chicken coops. They smell fowl.
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2019:
And so they should.
For the young kids
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
"I didn't ask to be born!"
Pierce Brosnan Born Pierce Brendan Brosnan in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland in 1953. Began training in ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
I really like Brosnan. I'm a big fan of Seán Bean too.
BBC - Future - Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion?
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
I couldn't help but think in terms of idealism expressed as ideologies.
Happy Friday!
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
Wow! Perfect!
HI everyone,when I was a lad at school in England most of the kids were Mods,me as well, until the ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
You reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTMWgOduFM
Archaeologists and anthropologists peer into original homes of the past to see what made us ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
It's curious he says the same thing as Harari in Sapiens that foragers had a better diet than the agrarians that came after them.
Do the best you can...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
I will. I promise.
William Ockham (Occam's razor) was a critical thinker in medieval times, the logic of his stripping ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
I think the gist of his writing is to separate faith from reason and church from state. If I understand that right, that's very good thinking for so long ago.
Denouement - day-nou- mahn from French- the final part of a play, movie, or narrative that brings ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
I like to think it's when all you've got left to do is to take off her knickers.
Hi Neighbor!
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
They sure would deserve a reply like that.
Happy Friday my Hippies. Anyone have plans this weekend? I'm going to try and force myself to leave ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
You too!
Irony.
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2019:
That's one very devious pope!
Whitney Cummings [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
That was funny. Very professional.
The Massive Flood That Triggered an Ice Age [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
It's great to see this information coming out. It's the same time as the demise of Gobeckli Tepe as a hunter/gatherer temple. Maybe there's a connection.
A man knocked on my door.....
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Every bit helps.
Disregard the last part.
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
So you don't need trigonometry!
What if you replaced the Bill of Rights with the Ten Commandments?
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Arresting that awful sinner is the Christian thing to do. Some people think it's OK to think something bad so long as you don't do it but Jesus knew better: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. - Matthew 5:27, 28.
Good Morning Fellow Hippies. Looks like a nice day today. I have some hope and feel I can do ...
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
I was reading a book about zombies and came across a link to, of all things, an episode of The Twilight Zone called The Monsters Come To Maple Street. It's about the residents of a peaceful 1950s-type street turning on each other out of fear. I couldn't help relating it to the polarised ideologies tearing society apart these days. It's in 5 short parts. Here's the link to Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQMh3junewQ
Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics [sciencedaily.com]
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
More evidence of 'the fluidity between the species'. Not that I understand the evidence, Y chromosomes and all that, but I trust they know what they're doing.
I Can't Go For That [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
A great talent! I really like Daryl's House.
"Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles ...
brentan comments on Aug 1, 2019:
I think Bryson's secret is to realise how much of interest is packed into relatively short distances.
Met a few of these along the way...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Being wrong sucks.
Sunday school teacher blames Noah's flood on climate change... You can't make this up! ...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
That's hilarious. "You can't bring climate change into the Old Testament". The curious thing is that the Noah's Flood story, like that of the earlier one from Babylon, probably did have its source in the floods at the end of the last Ice Age, around 12,000 B.C.
“But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what ...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Let's go exploring!
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.

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