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The thing I like the most about country music is the stories.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
It is a wonderful sentimental but not very realistic.
Need changing...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
It's true but what to do with these left of centre and right of centre parties. It's like same shit, different diaper.
Is there anybody out there. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I think I would like it even more if I was completely sure what it is about. I don't just like it. I respect it. My guess is it's about childhood trauma and the effect it has on our adult life. There is another song somewhat like it by Supertramp. It's called Hide In Your Shell and I love it too.
Wanted to highlight a small but excellent youtube channel that not many seem to know about called ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I guess this bad god is the Jehovah god of the Kabbalah and 'the ultimate good god' is the Ein-Sof.
Chicago.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
They were different. I can't quite put my finger on why. The lead singer has a very pleasant, vulnerable voice. Maybe that's what I like about them.
The Doors - When the Music's Over [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Is it very heretical to think The Doors are very over-rated?
razzle-dazzle showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect, often without ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Nonetheless, I think superficiality has its place. I'm thinking of those wonderful shows like the Ziegfield Follies.
I'm not good in English.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I like the idea of 'live and let live'. I'm familiar with the Western attraction to Christianity but I have no idea what attracts Muslims to Islam in such a big way. BTW, welcome to the forum!
What's the one thing you hated eating as a kid but now love? For me that's celery.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Broccoli.
I was being friendly the other day with a young woman on twitter when she called me pops.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Yes, it's not ideal but think of all the worse things we could be called.
Strong Women (And Men) Lift Each Other Up.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
That's a world of back pain.
“Curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I didn't read it as a criticism of religious people. I thought it was more akin to Socrates idea that 'the unexamined life is not worth living'.
FINAGLE.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2018:
There but for the grace of God....I mean..
‘God will not bless America’: Texas pastor curses nation after 'Godless' Democrats win midterms...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
It must be some kind of functional insanity. I just don't get it.
[aish.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
While I'm appalled by the treatment of Palestinians in 'Israel', it seems outrageous that the women's movement would not include the rights of Jewish women in its ranks. But I wonder have I got it wrong? Is the complaint really about criticisms of Jews in Israel and nothing to do with Jews in the women's movement? Sure, Jewish women can be upset that not all women agree with Israeli policy but they can hardly feel that everyone should agree with their politics.
Religious hypocrisy 673
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
... and a helicopter out back.
Kindness...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Sometime while I was a Christian, it occurred to me that kindness was more important, or perhaps more pragmatic than love, even though they say God is love and we should try to be like him. This might be true if perhaps principled (agape to Christians) love is akin to kindness by the way it is expressed to other people.
Not surprising that the "alt-right", aka fascists have misappropriated Nietzsche as one of their ...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
That's an interesting article.There's always someone feeling hard done by and looking for someone to blame.
Teen sings her way through brain surgery, so doctors can preserve her talent
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Let's hope she stays well.They might have used this technology: A brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to see how your brain is functioning. The scan captures images of the activity of the brain after radioactive “tracers” have been absorbed into the bloodstream. These tracers are “attached” to compounds like glucose (sugar). Glucose is the principal fuel of the brain.
CONSTELLATE: (verb) to gather together in a cluster or group
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
So that's what all these electronic companies do in California.
Whats the differance in "exotic" and "kinky"?
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I think kinky has the quality of perverseness attached to it.
I'm new to this site! Looking forward to meeting new people and sharing some ideas! ?
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Welcome! Pull up a floorboard.
linguaphile .... a language and word lover.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
That's me too - not just a lover of what the words say, but also of the words that can be used to say it.
Why must it be Us and Them? [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
That's because them are bastards and we hate them.
susurrous.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
It's a pleasant word, deal for poetry or prose, I guess. A bit onomatopaeic.
Keeping on the British theme from last week, here is Frederick Delius.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
That was a very pleasant surprise. I never thought that guy was English.
"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
A good breakfast is very important. I was very sad to hear how he was abused a lot in his old age.
I firmly believe there are three main reasons why trump got in.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Lots of the American public were sick of the same old thing in politics. Well, they got something different. I thought they might have concluded that this was a lot more different than they expected and shown this in a blue wave. But I was wrong.
[aish.com] 10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World: Court System, Monotheism, The Weekend, Among Others
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2018:
You mean being Jewish isn't all bad?
PROVENDER - noun (dated) 1.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2018:
It's a whole new world to a city boy.
This is all the truth in everything
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I think that's true.
ANGLOPHILE /ˈaNGɡləˌfīl/ A person who loves or admires the country, culture or people of ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I thought it was a carpenter's tool.
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I think the general population is too busy playing its part in this dog-eat-world to want to change anything. It would be hypocritical to criticise the rich and powerful just because they play the game better than you.
More depth for Jordan Peterson.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I thought it was a great discussion, very lively and even funny at times when they were very severe with each other.
As an Engineer, I have faith that everything will be ok after I die.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
DICK. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2
Okay, I joined because, well, I'm in my 50s. When did THIS happen?
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
We should contribute to society. after all, Soylent Green is people.
Indupitably: meaning something that cannot be objected to as it is totally correct.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I think that was a word used a lot by Stephen Fry's Colonel Melchert in Blackadder. The lower class response to that was 'bollocks'.
The Doors - Riders on the Storm [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
OMG. I thought it was the song L.A. Woman. But Riders On The Storm is a fine song.
It's time for a different economic system:
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Q. What about the workers? A. What about the workers?
Answering the previous post I came to realize being raised as a Reform Jew I was looked down upon by...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I have a feeling you're better off as a cultural Jew than a religious one (well I would, because I'm an agnostic), but how do you justify it to the religious Jews, especially the extreme ones? How do you validate your own Jewishness to yourself if you are a secular Jew?
The strategic adversary is fascism.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
It's a pity it's too late to set Jordon Peterson on him.
Impact crater 19 miles wide found beneath Greenland glacier (and may be only 12,000 years old, ...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Gosh, it really looks like Graham Hancock was completely right!
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Here's the idea from the Bible that I think is around 1000 B.C. (KJV)  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. (ISV)  Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens a friend's character.
Sirrah noun, archaic a term of address for a man or boy, often though not necessarily one either ...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
This word crops up a lot in Shakespeare. It always implies an inferior status in his plays. I must keep an eye out for other meanings.
She Is a Brave Survivor
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Believe people who come across as sincere, definitely, but rely on the justice system to process allegations.
Valise noun va·​lise | \və-ˈlēs \ Definition of valise : suitcase 1615, in the ...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Suitcase sounds very specific compared to valise, I guess.
What proportion of "White Privilege" is due to a white majority?
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I think it has more to do with powerful minority groups nowadays, like the rich and powerful. Sure, they come from a long tradition of WASP monopoly but things have changed over time.
What's the weather like where you are today?
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Dull and cloudy, and I fear it will stay that way til spring. So S.A.D.
Take that......
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Oh, that's mean!
Just to put this group to an use, let me ask you all a question.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I love Paris but you've got to be careful there nowadays.
Anxiety is like when video game combat music is playing but you can't find any enemies.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Sweaty buttons!
We're stepping out! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Yes indeed, all work and no play...
blackguard /ˈblaɡərd/ noun a person, particularly a man, who behaves in a dishonorable or ...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
My Dad used to favour words like that when he was very annoyed. Cur was another one.
Ralph Vaughan Williams.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
That was really nice. It's always great to get something new. Thank you very much.
Happy thoughts
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
For the rest of my blinking life.
???????
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
It sounds a bit like 'don't throw your pearls before swine'. I guess Shaw didn't want to come across biblical.
Under attack...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
A dreadful thing to have hanging over you.
This is so important!!!
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Said the prisoner to his torturer. "Don't get caught" said the torturer to his prisoner.
I was just going to post a comment/question, but then realized I could include a vocabulary word.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I'm like the big guy who becomes the gentle giant to negate ideas of him being a bully. I try to hide the fact that I read a lot and have picked up a lot of words along the way.
Death is not the greatest loss in life.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
To be honest, I think death is a bummer. No more notions of eternal life. But to lose the zest for life during the few years we are lucky to get, that is a tragedy.
My father was Jewish (both his parents were); my mom is of Mexican descent.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I wonder does what they know about genes and DNA agree with this Jewish belief that the mother's blood is the only true determination of blood relationship, or am I even asking the right question??
Feminism is a Woman's Right to Choose
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
It's a woman's prerogative.
"The more complex the programs of an organism, the greater is the danger of insanity.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
That's interesting that he thinks of god in terms of an organism. Most people think god is a spirit.
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Well now! You're full of piss and vinegar today!
Forever Afternoon. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Absolutely beautiful!
NO is a complete sentence.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Or, to put it more eloquently:
Greece’s culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ...
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
This could be interesting. I wonder how it will harmonise with the Aeneid.
Want to go for a walk?
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I'm not sure how far you would get with your heart in your hands.
Cat collecting.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
They only need to fear health and safety inspectors nowadays. It used to be the witchfinder.
I have posted this one before.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Ah yes, this is my favourite English composer. However, I only have one CD, the one with the interpretation on the Thomas Tallis theme, Greensleeves, Dives and whatshisname and this tune.
PILFER: verb: especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again I ...
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
The bastard! I hope you weren't affected too badly. I read somewhere in the past about a guy in a bank who stole all the amounts of customers after the first two decimal points, as in a customer has $3,547. 54789 so he takes the $0.00789 and all these little pilfers, if that's the right noun, added up to a huge amount of money. Maybe you could call them 'micro-pilfers'.
Beto O'Rourke Has 'Star Quality' Republican Strategist Says, As Calls for 2020 Presidential Run ...
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Irish-American, Texas, President......brave man!
A Woman is Willing to Fall Because She Has Learned to Rise
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
I remember when being a fallen woman wasn't a virtue.
Yanni - The Rain Must Fall [youtube.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
The bass sure can do a lot more than just punctuate drumbeats. This guy is great. There are two other bass players that I really like - Chris Squire and Leland Sklar.
My new prescription.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Ah for the good old days when all you needed was an apple.
Terror-free Slovakia completely refuses Islam and won't allow a single mosque
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
It's probably intended for a European audience.
ESCHATOLOGY: es-cha-tol-o-gy.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
A new world coming in as soon as the Third Temple gets built! ?
Hi I’m robert from galway
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Welcome to the forum!
"It’s time to dispense with the myth of American sisterhood.
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
That's crazy. That would mean some women are wrong.
You will be ok!
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Oh yeah? Shit happens.
If you could only save one book...
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Finnegans Wake.
Just for us old farts
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I haven't the energy to go mad. I could implode, I think, if I set my mind to it.
Blind faith?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Family is a big part of it too. People have a strong need to belong, especially to family. Then there's those religions that give family members no choice but to shun erring members.
I know many atheists who are more Christian.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if people really were Christian. But then I usually think it didn't happen because it can't happen. I wonder will humanism have better luck.
Is time a real thing or is it simply another way of man controlling the masses.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Remember when 9-5 was looked on as a real bummer. Working for the man. It's much worse now.
Inane adjective. Lacking sense or meaning , silly.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
A lot of the time it's in the eye of the beholder.
If indeed there is a god FYI there isn't, then why do we all contain atoms that can be traced back ...
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
That's because we are stardust and we are golden, and we are caught in the Devil's bargain.
Share far and wide..... LOL
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Pepe on a downer.
And on that note... Happy Saturday!
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Bah. Humbug.
Is there a book club here? Anybody interested in starting one?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
They aren't much use. Nobody is interested in what other people read.
Ahh, yeah, I bet you are
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Oh, to have such focus!
Um, YEAH!!!! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Another hero??? If this is a symptom of how society feels, we must be in big trouble.
What is the most laughable story in the Bible?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I like the one about the donkey talking. It isn't as good as the one that took Muhammad to heaven but it is funny.
We Shall Overcome
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Get off your arse!
Hi there...hopefully u won't kick me out. I am not 50 until Feb but I thought it was close enough
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
You young whippersnapper!
I've noticed lately that I've been blocked by some.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Some day soon we'll be able to take them to court for hurting our feelings!
Who was first Odin/Zeus
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
My guess is he was a great leader after the world reached the end of an epoch in the distant past. I'm basing it on a theory by Graham Hancock that the world was inundated with floodwaters from melting ice at the North Pole around 12,000 B.C. Zeus is portrayed as taking over from an older god which could be a great leader prior to the flood. In other words, the cycles of the gods might be a superstitious understanding of the change from one epoch to another.
That's what I mean when I say it.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
It's the Christian equivalent of 'Have a nice day'!
The most important migration of them all.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
They are, of course, autistic, so don't be angry with them.
Already getting tired of this fucking Xmas music they play where I work.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Pre- Bah, Humbug.

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