Hello, just wanted to say, I appreciate our diversity of thought here. by One_Jack_Move in Introductions
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 day ago (0 children)
I remember reading something years ago about the nature of one's experience in approaching truth; at first you might recoil from an electric shock, another time you will forget what you came for, another time you will rail and kick the boards of your self-imposed playpen; someday, when you've tried everything else, you'll just take it in, without judging.
And once a wise man said to me, "At some point you have to realize that you're going to be watching lambs led to slaughter, and know there's nothing to be done about it."
[–]kazenmusic 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 2 days ago (0 children)
There's an aspect of Saidit (and similar sites) that is not discussed much; for me, it boils down to "Be a good audience", by which I mean that posters with quality things to say deserve a good response. Whether you agree or not, part of the deal here is to have something to say (when it seems right to you) - dialogue is the point.
Are We on the Verge of Another Civil War? by dcjogger in news
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 days ago (0 children)
I'd suggest the 'war' is already underway and has been for some time. What is missing is the energy to abandon one's security of home, food and clothing and actually go to war; so we have weekend warriors who attend each others' events with the idea of causing trouble.
I saw a meme the other day that was apt: "False outrage- so hot right now", over a picture of city denizens from The Hunger Games.
Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his "history of absconding", a judge has ruled. by r721 in WikiLeaks
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
When the judge looks in the mirror, what does he see?
Northern Utah. by Anticapitalist in Earth
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
"Cognitive abilities are negatively related to right-wing." What does Saidit think about this study? by althekemist in Psychology
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 14 days ago (0 children)
(Sigh) The ideas are not worthy of comment. However, thank you OP for pointing it out...the words in my head are "glazed sleaze"
Update on Julian Assange from John Pilger: by salvia_d in conspiracy
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 21 days ago (0 children)
The comments in the posting say it all. Thanks for posting.
Allo! Your name is /u/seanmontoya. You spam my forum, prepare to die. by VantaFount in saiditCleanup
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun - 21 days ago (0 children)
First time I've ever wanted to write, LOL ~! Thanks!
Interesting policy document: "Towards a Multi-ethnic Ireland." Who would come up with such a thing? Strange name for the author. Doesn't sound Irish at all? Hmmm by Jesus in conspiracy
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 23 days ago (0 children)
And I remember reading that a (wealthy and contributing) faction of the US Christian religious population is being urged to support and fund the Jewish world disorder campaign, in order to bring on the end of days and the return of Jesus Christ.... it's a war of ideas, in part. Ultimately doesn't matter if it makes sense, only that one agree and act. Kind of like the statement, "Magic begins with imagination".
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy
I'm thinking about the (possibly satirical) concept that in writing fiction, there are only 32 plots:
If I understand this quote correctly together with your comment, I would expect to find that my inner motivations and thought processes are parallel to archetypal patterns of behaviour and thought?
Guess I'm thick, it's too vague for me to take in. I imagine Carl Jung knew what he meant; perhaps the friend to whom he wrote knew. I find it abstruse, not that I think it's wrong, but how shall I apply this?
spamapspamaps by VantaFount in saiditCleanup
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 26 days ago (0 children)
Hey, a palindrome!
Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook by dcjogger in politics
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
<“Today’s decision does not mean Lois Lerner is innocent. It means the justice system in Washington is deeply flawed,” he added.>
That sounds about right. Now what?
Unlike 49 States, New Jersey Bans Selling Home-Baked Goods by dcjogger in news
What has Joe Vitale got against home baking sales?
I love that stuff, there are a few neighbourhood baking stands (honor system payment) in my town, and I slide by them frequently. Delicious things! Much better than I can buy downtown.
The Whole World Must Learn Our Peaceful Ways by EndlessSunflowers in funny
Reminds me of an affirmation of psychotic mindset: "Here's someone who values peace at home so much he'll kill to get it!"
Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true – Philip Goff | Aeon Ideas by Entropick in science
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
You can't be serious man by 7dej19 in newSubreddit
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
If there was an intelligent point here, it's lost in poor writing. This isn't accented English, it's just muddy thought and nonexistent proofreading.
Papa bless by SierraKiloBravo in funny
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Been a while since I laughed out loud, several times! Thanks.
Cheers by [deleted] in Memetics
[–]kazenmusic 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Quote from Walt Kelly, cartoonist of Pogo: "Sir, we has met the enemy, and they is us."
What if capitalists wrapped up "Socialism" into a product and sold it to the masses? by sawboss in ShowerThoughts
Nah, by now if you don't know what I mean I can't help you. For what it's worth, I know and respect your username, so I'm not sure quite why you'd take this approach to me- but I'm declining a full discussion. Corporate socialism for purposes of market control is such an old topic by now that I'm sure I'd find nothing new to add.
what a crappy spammy sub this is by bobbobbybob in business
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Well, thank you for removing those ones I reported! They began to appear in s/business some while ago, and I paid little attention, thinking "Maybe this is one of the purposes of the sub" ... but when they began to appear in really unlikely subs, I started to report; then I couldn't understand why other people hadn't reported them already, so I left off. Then the other day, someone complained and I realized I was looking at an actual transgression. So good- now I won't be wondering if I have any right to bitch. (grin)
Ha, I guess I should have included an /s for sarcastic. I suggest to you that "What if" moved some time ago into action/marketing.
That boat has sailed, IMO.
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
I'm glad you brought this up. I read "new" because the main page doesn't refresh often enough; and I've been seeing so much advertising, not just in self.business but many other subs as well, that I thought it was an understood thing!
I'll put in some time reporting from now on. Can't hurt.
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
What does this mean, "What if"?
Long time no see by SierraKiloBravo in SierraKiloBravo
What's changed in the past couple of days is, the main server for SaidIt is now located in Vaud, Switzerland. Does that tell you anything?
Beware this irresponsible infrastructure merchant by [deleted] in saiditCleanup
I find myself amused by the scale of the con. (grin)
Tulsi Gabbard WINS! Why The Establishment Media Is PISSED!!! by Optimus85 in politics
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Sadly, I fear a revolution would only permit the most evil, ugly-souled and underhanded leaders of the opposition to triumph.
Not sure what is needed, but a revolution is likely to make things worse. There are too many fingers in the pie, and all of them are dirty.
Wanting the job disqualifies you psychologically.
Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road? by dcjogger in politics
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
This seems like a pretty cogent survey of the situation to me. Rare, really. Like a streetlight illuminating a snowstorm.
I Babysit for the One Percent by Vigte in whatever
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
This article has echoes in my life, in a small town on the other side of the continent. I'm a home renovator, and though the "reasons-for" are different, there is a familiarity to this woman's statements.
It's emotionally colder in her world, though; I enjoy the trust of being handed the keys to the house at the beginning of the job, and the satisfaction of performing without supervision. Most of my employers are more or less from my own world, though of course they have more money than I do (I couldn't afford to hire myself).
Thanks, OP, for showing me this site! It looks interesting, if a little cynical. How I think of myself, I suppose.
The most common type of evil:"extensions" by Snow in whatever
In general, I agree. As a parallel remark, I'll mention a statement made to me years ago; I found it powerful.
"Most of the trouble and pain in families comes from unmet expectations."
Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama's numbers by dcjogger in politics
I'm thinking that "Under" is no longer the correct word.
Does legalizing amount to endorsement? by sawboss in AskSaidIt
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
No one should be barred from anything that makes them happy, IMO. I don't exactly understand what you're saying here, but I agree with your initial premise that legalizing sex work would solve a lot of problems.
Personally, I always thought the Vestal Virgins were a great idea!
[–]kazenmusic 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
<Do you think de-criminalizing an activity amounts to endorsing that activity?>
Not sure that's the right question. Endorsing it or not involves your opinion (to which you are entitled), but just like prohibition, it has little or nothing to do with 'demand'.
Sexual markets will always be with us. They always have been, and by comparison with the past, we are relatively repressed. It makes sense to me that with legalization could come the opportunity to increase everyone's safety and health.
The problem with this, as with other things we are seeing, is that it opens the door to degeneracy. IMO children are exposed to a level of sexuality these days that is harmful because they don't get to develop on their own, their consent and timing of knowledge is removed by a permissive society. Especially now with the internet and porn, an eight-year-old with no filters can learn things I still have not figured out for myself at 72. So how to deal with that...
bear witness to the symbol of our people by poestal in southpaws
No shit, Sherlock.
Migrant here, banned for dissenting political opinions by MuhammadIsAPedophile in whatever
Got to be more to this than you've put up. What are the circumstances?
Sinister (2012) leaving soon from TubiTV by sawboss in horror
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
Video not available (I'm in Canada, might be why)
Orwell’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Isn't it amazing how brazen it is. You would think we were all asleep.
Former Student Destroys 59 University Computers Using USB Killer Device by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec
I've never understood vandalism...or the vandals. Why? I don't get it.
US cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela by fred_red_beans in Venezuela
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Must have been bullied as a kid; his rage knows no bounds
The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us: As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. by Orangutan in politics
Well, if we really can't dump the central bank, this might clear away some underbrush and let us see how things get made to happen.
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
A good comment that illustrates the current problem, but also has implications for entire languages. I've sometimes mused about how the fact I speak only English has limited my experience of the world's cultures: I'm sure there are many words in other languages that don't have corresponding English terms.
I believe we are limited even by the language we have even without these doomed attempts to make us stupid by forbidding concepts. My guess is humor will rush to fill the gap, once the shock of being programmed like this fades a bit...i.e. Russian Cold War jokes.
How very sad that we need them now. "Those who cannot learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."
Trump says he made Golan Heights decision after "a quick history lesson" by magnora7 in WorldNews
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I heard a commentator the other day, might've been Jimmy Dore.
He said: "What if you were Trump, and you decided you didn't want to do a second term, that all this bullshit wasn't the way you wanted to spend your 70's after all? Maybe you'd just do a few things that were completely nuts and make no sense at all, and rule yourself out of the game?"
Edit: Might also NOT have been Jimmy Dore, I don't remember.
Or, there's the Reagan solution... just slip right off the plate.
Crusade against anti-vaxxers: Russian Health ministry & consumer rights watchdog lead the charge by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
One interesting side light on all this is the difficulty faced by Health Authorities, of proving that their vaccines are truly safe and scientific, and not a horror-show broth of deadly preservatives and secret pogroms.
I don't know how I would try to deal, if it were my responisibility- which thankfully it is not.
Unexplained Wonders of Ancient Peru (Mystery History is one of my favorite youtube channels) by EndlessSunflowers in AlternativeHistory
Also one of my favorites. "vlad9" also produces amazing stuff. This kind of research is ... Highly Compelling.
What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts
Wow, this is like crossing into Toon Town!
Good to meet a kindred spirit.
[–]kazenmusic 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Thanks for this mild essay. You've brought back to my mind a writing by one of my favorite authors, Richard Brautigan. It may not speak directly to your musings; but perhaps like a Bob Dylan song, whether it has meaning or not is not the important part of it-
“I guess you are kind of curious as to who I am, but I am one of those who do not have a regular name. My name depends on you. Just call me whatever is in your mind.
If you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago: Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was raining very hard.
That is my name.
Or somebody wanted you to do something. You did it. Then they told you what you did was wrong—“Sorry for the mistake,”—and you had to do something else.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was a game you played when you were a child or something that came idly into your mind when you were old and sitting in a chair near the window.
That is my name.
Or you walked someplace. There were flowers all around.
That is my name.
Perhaps you stared into a river. There was someone near you who loved you. They were about to touch you. You could feel this before it happened. Then it happened.
That is my name.”
"Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news." ~ Zbiigniew Brzezinski in 1972 by JasonCarswell in quotes
Which he regarded as a good thing, I believe?
Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology
The movement of the counterweight gives a clear picture in my mind of how lifting things stresses the human backbone...
#Unity4J 22.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks by salvia_d in WorldPolitics
"No one tried to say a thing
When they carried him out in jest
Except of course, the little neighbor boy
Who carried him to rest
And he just walked along alone
With his guilt so well concealed
And muttered underneath his breath
"Nothing is revealed".
Well, the moral of the story
The moral of the song
Is simply that one should never be
Where ones does not belong
So when you see your neighbor carryin' somethin'
Help him with his load
And don't go mistaking Paradise
For that home across the road."
-quote from Bob Dylan: "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"
Female HS student files civil rights complaint: 'I felt very violated' changing in locker room when transgender student was 'looking at me' by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
So sad that it's got to where a courageous person has to take it to a court (no guarantee of objectivity there either, even more sadly). I liked it better when if you weren't one of the two major groups, no one wanted to know. No harm meant, no blame. I'm sure it wasn't easy for the suppressed ones, but it made public life a lot simpler.
Fox Corp. Adds Paul Ryan to Board by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Well, isn't that just dandy.
GreekNews.com - Another Fake False Flag Attack in New Zealand, Wake Up World! by MartinTimothy in conspiracy
What about hospitals and morgues? How is that being handled? What can be found out about the victims?
How ignorant we are by dcjogger in news
Reads like trolling to me. As for his question, who could predict the future, I think fiction authors (sci-fi and others) have done a fair job of it, (Hunger Games) though it has been a wild ride for sure. I saw a meme the other day: picture of a grinning George Orwell, and the caption: "Did I call it, or what?" -which is a current prediction since it contains Jewish syntax, probably unconscious...
Arizona law aims to stop bots from buying concert tickets for resale sites by dcjogger in politics
[–]kazenmusic 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Scarcer than Unicorns! A new law of which I can approve. Interesting to read that Ticketmaster supported Obama's kick at this can some years ago. Protecting their own ridiculous fee structure, I imagine. Given the passionate anarchy of the opposition, I suspect it would be an ongoing battle. Kudos to the artists who are trying to keep their fans from being ripped off.
CITIZENS OF CANADA UNITE ! - I asked the mod of "canada" if I could co-mod or provide a custom banner for the sub, to no response. SaidIt's admins might grant us Canucks access to our nation's sub if we beg politely. I'd be happy to co-mod with all Great White North subjects of the Queen. by JasonCarswell in canada
A whole bunch of colourful, passionate lives. Thank you!
UnionBase - the world's first social network for workers, unions, and the labor movement with 30,000 Union Profiles, an expertly crafted user experience for union and non-union workers and a cutting edge Verification System. by JasonCarswell in SocialMedia
Thank you, I will accept and we'll have to see what happens, I guess.
I can understand missing Sooke. I can understand the pleasure of dying in Sooke. I lived there for a short time in 1974, shucked oysters for a living in a small building on the shore of one of those tucked-in inlets back toward Metchosin; anchored out in the bay was a lapstrake sailboat, kind of a large dinghy, that glowed brilliant white against the cedars and rock even on the grayest rainy day, punching through the mist with its purity. Poor little devils, those oysters. It turns out a left-handed piecework oyster-shucker is at a distinct disadvantage. Oysters are right-handed, imagine that.
I have it on fairly good authority that it isn't entirely about prevailing...
Yes, I'm Canadian: live on Vancouver Island. Thanks for asking, it's an honour. What is involved? I've never done anything like that; not very tech, I'm male, 72, carpenter, partly retired but the phone keeps ringing...feel some responsibility to try to see behind the curtain, though it's mostly depressing. You on the other hand, seem to have an AI mind and an endless source of power. Don't know how you do it. (grin)
Colbert Smears Tulsi Gabbard To Her Face While Telling Zero Jokes by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
Really? What I've heard so far seems straightforward. Naive, no doubt; but not dishonest.
Dear David Frum: U.S. Population Growth Is Not A Problem, It's A Solution by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch
Well, there's ten minutes I'll never get back. Not your fault, OP; but the writer is like a moth inside a lampshade.
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I don't know where you get your energy and time, but if you want the job I've enjoyed your contributions elsewhere and would support this.
Certainly we are having "interesting times" in Canada; as in the sardonic blessing "Doomed to live in interesting times".
"New Impossible Ancient Stonework Documentary 2019 Precision Carving That Leaves Us in Awe" by Disclosed TruthTV (2019-02-26) - YouTube really wanted me to see this. by JasonCarswell in Archeology
The narrator of this video gives me the heebie-jeebies. He's also the narrator of dozens if not hundreds of other similar videos on different topics, and although the video production is decent or better, right up to super-slick like this one, his voice contains many subtle hints of arrogance and lack of education, if not more.
It seems impossible for him to say the word "hundred" without it coming out as "hunnert". Saying long vowels in "the" and "a" may be some attempt at authority, but they betray an ignorance of vocal discipline. I think his native language is English, but he has altered his production voice into something similar to the old-fashioned "Mid-Atlantic Accent".
For me, it robs any other authenticity. Ignorance does not speak wisdom. The artifacts themselves are wonderful, beyond my vocabulary to describe them...but I've learned that if I want to keep inner peace while seeing these videos, I must turn on the closed captions; to coin a phrase, "this guy's a phony".
I've no opinion about the truth of the script content; but it's grating to listen to this boorish speaker, and it robs the whole thing of quality.
The Great Conspiracy is not that hard to understand. by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime
Saved. Thank you; a concise explanation.
R.I.P. Natacha Jaitt, who outed high-level pedophiles on Argentinian TV and then promptly died of an overdose last night (video) by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Absolutely agree. One seldom sees such strength. I hope her 12 year-old will be all right. Imagine the older boy can take care of himself by now, but who knows-
The Web of Slime by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime
[–]kazenmusic 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
It's fantastic that you can Want to do this every day! I love to hear the truth; but the whole business of mining bullshit eventually sickens me to where I can hardly draw a breath, and I have to take a break. I've bookmarked your spaces where I feel I can go at all (won't subscribe to some things) so thank you for all you do. In a different world I could say "Thank you for your service", for that is what it is, but these days those words don't mean what they used to.
"List of self-publishing companies" on Wikipedia - I revised a list into these improved lists, added my new template to most articles, and hope it's easier for folks to research self-publishing or customized merchandise online stores (T-shirts, mugs, etc). One day SaidIt may benefit from a store. by JasonCarswell in DIY
Wow, Jason. Lotta work! Thanks.
Geneva (the city) passes resolution that Switzerland should give Julian Assange asylum by useless_aether in WikiLeaks
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Naw, 1960's. Might have had Peter Sellers in it...
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
It's a great idea, but he'd be an expensive guest what with all the security required to keep him alive- I remember a spoof spy flick from years ago that featured three different rows of assassins in a corn field, all focused on our hero. Prophetic
Take the red pill by dcjogger in news
I voted the light bulb so you'd see this: the beginning of an attempt at shifting the meaning of "Take the red pill" from one side of the argument to the other, thus rendering the expression meaningless.
But really it would be funny, if it wasn't so sad.
The true nature of government by dcjogger in politics
First reasonable word I've heard in years. I'm Canadian, got my own version of this going on, but Somebody needs to start saying the real things. I can hardly believe what a cartoon life in North America has become in the last thirty years.
The Devil must be dancing with glee as we turn upon one another in fake rage stirred by secret agitators who don't have our goals in mind. No, not even close.
Saidit.net — Feb 5, 2019 — Minor site fixes and updates, full self-voting, removed all remaining mentions of gold, removed useless preferences tabs by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]kazenmusic 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
I want to let you know I appreciate the work you're doing! I'm a recent arrival, just finding my feet; so, Thank You, magnora7 !
New feature request: User flags. by Alduin in whatever
I would like some RES features, but I don't know the significance of 'development mode'. What would be affected?
Smithsonian: Suppressed Archaeological Finds by useless_aether in history
So this would be "asymmmetric access to knowledge" I read about...Communism is just another power trap, but I dream sometimes of a world where we were searching for everybody's good outcome. Naive, I know. But I have enough, little as it is. Not opposed to others doing well. The whole thing is baffling to me.
It's astonishing how well the deception/misdirection works.
Thanks for the link! Didn't know about this site. You have to wonder how deep the rabbit hole can be? And even more, why go to all this trouble? What is gained from the secrecy and concealment that makes it worth all that threat and bluster and manipulation?
I'm trying to imagine getting up every morning and musing over breakfast about what to hide from the world today...
cool old photos of Indians in full dress by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Thanks! Several of these photos show the personalities of the people in them; so many of the old photos show people being impossibly stiff and reserved (partly because of the old cameras, and society's approach to them, I am told)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: Our political theater seems to have devolved into an endless session of I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I by Jesus in news
It doesn’t matter if you myopically identify with the right or left, you are still under its spell.
It doesn’t matter if you myopically identify with the right or left, you are still under its spell.
That is a great way to put it. Thank you, I will try this idea on some ex-friends
County sheriff reinstates deputy fired over domestic abuse and stalking allegations by dcjogger in news
What a stench. Phew. Not getting a sense of draining swamp from this. Good research/reporting, I think.
Secrets of Zion: Adolf Hitler, the Mass Murdering Jew - The word "Nazi" as in Ashkenazi refers to the "Prince of Jewry," the head of the Sanhedrin Court which meted out life & death under Talmudic Law by RexYehudi in MartinTimothy
[–]kazenmusic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
That's quite a blog; thank you. It certainly reads differently than most of what I see. What is that enormous list of companies in the comments all about? No way I'm clicking any of that...
All fossil fuels must be BANNED within 40 years to keep global warming beneath safe levels, scientists claim by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Translation: Only enforcement and elite groups may use it.
"Nobody should have any illusions. The United States has essentially a one-party system and the ruling party is the business party." - Noam Chomsky by magnora7 in quotes
[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
"What is full must empty. What is empty must fill".
I get a certain arid satisfaction from this...at least it's a longer perspective than what to do about the current year.
"The ruling party is the business party."
He's certainly not alone in believing that.
"So, What?" As the saying goes. I wouldn't know where to begin dismantling that.
The biggest problem with changing that truth is that millions of people's livelihood depends on the very machine that is crushing them. The true volume of consumption is hidden for the most part, inside those container ships and endless lines of freeway trucks. Cut that line and what do you have? Chaos.
Anyone who wants to change the direction of the "ruling party is the business party" has to have an alternative for supporting the people whose wellbeing will collapse if things change. How would you keep that process free of corruption? It's a mess.
Government's shutdown: Notice anything different? Exactly. by dcjogger in politics
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
unemployment due to layoff like the rest of the US would have to do during a shutdown or lockout
unemployment due to layoff like the rest of the US would have to do during a shutdown or lockout
I saw an article suggesting that many Democrat congress people are taking the opportunity to have vacations in Puerto Rico, funded by D.C. lobbying companies...so odd to get to where they don't even have to be discreet.
Gaffe Machine Joe Biden: “I Have No Empathy” for Millennials by Orangutan in SandersForPresident
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That's a very well-preserved seventy-six year old.
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[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Forced to my view by emotional sensitivity. I simply can't bear to spend all day under a shower of psychological poison; just as it's possible to live too long, it's possible to know too much.
Thanks for your kind reply.
The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance
I don't understand the word 'return' as it's used. Will someone explain?
Wishing you very well on your journey, which must of course be your own. Mine's fine, I'm happy with the flow.
As a brief glimpse of my overview, I'll mention that this has all happened before many times, albeit without these particular modern tools for control. I'm quite an appreciator of the I Ching, a rather cryptic map of the rolling wheel of yin/yang. "What is full must empty. What is empty must fill". Though I consult it very seldom, I approve of the concept.
"The fool on the hill sees the sun going down, and the eyes in his head see the world spinning 'round" ....
I appreciate the chance to discuss it with you. Salute, fellow traveller!
I don't mean that you are crazy; I mean that your passion leads you to alienate unwitting souls who will perceive you as crazy, when ffs all they did was 'walk into the room'. Which will damage your message.
There are a couple of reasons to be gentle with Alice, and anybody else like her. One, the scenario I paint for you above this. Two, I remember (and you likely will remember) a season in your reading where the enormity of the thing, realizing that this isn't just a bunch of stupid sandbox tantrum accidents, that you were encountering an opposing will (!) -it's pretty depressing. You have to wonder if it's really necessary to wake up everybody...some people will be very unhappy about this, even possibly will be unable to handle it.
I've gotten very selective about where and when I'll bring this stuff up. And the reason I won't help you is twofold also. One, I don't know that much, and I can't trust what I think I know. Sources are nothing to write home about when all you have is your computer. Two, it's a double-edged sword, you can damage other people and yourself with one blow if you are effective enough. I know, it's a mistake to leave the sheep wandering around by themselves, or so I'm told...but is it? I'm not much more than a sheep myself, certainly not a wolf, certainly not capable of confronting a demon.
I have an unshakable faith that it will play out regardless. Did I spend my life depressing other people in an effort to resist the expression of some ineffable evil? Was it worth it? I dunno, not my department.
I do think it's important for some people (like yourself) to see it all. But as for educating everybody? Not so sure about that. The ones who can handle it will find you, not often the other way around. That's what I think.
Some conspirologists think George cut too close to the bone and was removed, in spite of mere bad health. Don't know what I think about that either, or Joan Rivers' demise. I do believe I don't know enough to play at this level in any form that involves others than me.
Jason, I hate to rain on your parade, but no, I can't help you. And I wouldn't if I could. You are "tone-deaf" about this: can't you hear the crazy in the stuff you're saying, even to me?
Truth is good. Foaming at the mouth like this is bad. There is hope for you: you have realized that "Softly is the key". Now you have to figure out what that looks like to the other person. It's a good attitude.
I know, I know, there's more crap out there than we'll ever be able to explain, never mind counter. Thing is, Alice isn't interested! You have to give people the opportunity to be themselves, and the fact your hair is on fire has nothing to do with that.
My advice? Study George Carlin. He knew how to do it, in fact he was kind of a genius about it.
[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Wow, man. You'll be very lucky if Alice doesn't instantly go no-contact forever.
See that guy in the picture you used? Now look in a mirror. What do you see?
I'm kind of joking, kind of not. IMO, any ONE sentence from your two-part essay would have been enough, if not more than enough, for someone who is not used to this.
We don't realize how we've gotten used to it over time, but it takes time, a lot of time and reflection. Also, I like to keep in mind an affirmation: "All growth is uncomfortable"- so you're making people uncomfortable just by raising the subject. Necessary, but one must go very softly at first. I've lost a couple of really good friends, friends of years and years, not paying attention to this.
Matt Taibbi and the Truths He Spoke Against the Industries of Death by [deleted] in politics
[–]kazenmusic 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
I liked this quote: “Political power in this country is not divided between right and left, and not even between rich and poor. The real line is between a war party, and everyone else.” ~ Matt Taibbi
Not that those other divisions don't exist: they do.