Inorganic Behavior – “Astroturfing”

I have noted for some time the inauthentic nature of many of the so-called movements and causes we see today. Unnaturally borne. Poorly thought out and, to me at least, so plainly manufactured. Inorganic I have called them, wondering why people are so easily persuaded and convinced. We find ourselves today in the midst of …

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You Can’t Forget the Past

The following is from the movie The Two Jakes. It was the sequel to Chinatown (1974), and was released in 1990. Actor/director Jack Nicholson reprises his role as J.J. “Jake” Gittes, a private investigator in post-war (late 40’s) Los Angeles. In the following ‘scene’ he is on his way out to see a client in …

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Departures

The beginnings of a future post… The attached is a symphonic version of music from the Japanese movie Departures. I want to return at some time to develop this post further and talk about this deeply meaningful movie. This draft can serve as a placeholder until that time comes. – John Departures 8:18 – Joe …

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More Transgender Histrionics

Too ridiculous for even the Twilight Zone… Actor John Cleese was recently excoriated on Twitter for saying that he still did not understand what the deal was with trans people. He is 81 years old, and he is unable to get his mind around it — the concept of ‘transgenderism’. For context, note that as …

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A Quote from Wendell Berry

A Warning To My Readers Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is …

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A Multiverse of Truths

“We choose truth over facts.” — Joe Biden We might assume that this was just another Biden gaffe, and it probably was, but it speaks also perhaps to a larger problem, that of myriad “truths.” “Your truth, my truth, their truth.” This was always and ever sophistry, and I assumed that this was self-evident to …

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Joel Salatin: Thoughts on Changing Course

Writer, lecturer, and farmer Joel Salatin has been a hero of mine for many years, as both mentor and inspiration. He calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” I can really get behind that. I own a number of his books. This was a post to Joel’s blog on 17 Aug 2020 (3 …

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109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life

Sent by a friend… 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase 12:38 – National Geographic – 5 Feb 2017 Meet Richard Overton, America’s oldest veteran. In this lively short film by Matt Cooper and Rocky Conly, hear the whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking supercentenarian reveal his secrets to a long …

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Stop Being So Afraid of Everything

Tucker Carlson mistakenly believes that we pay the Congress to “run the country.” Like hell we do, and we should put an end to this ignorance as quickly as possible. We absolutely do NOT want, need, or intend to have a group of people made up largely of CRIMINALS and SOCIOPATHS running this country. WE …

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Added New Public Group “Daily Musings”

I did some rearranging early this morning to the site’s Groups. The public group Daily News continues to be active and there is a new public group named Daily Musings. The new group is for “Random thoughts that may be stepping stones for larger work or dialogue. Items that do not really belong in the …

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Racists and Homophobes Welcome Here

I saw a sign in front of a small business that said “Racists and Homophobes not welcome here.” Now if you feel the need to publish that, what does that say about you? If I was running a small business I think I would put up a sign that said “Racists and Homophobes welcome here, …

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Mistaking Indoctrination for Awareness

Today’s food for thought… I have friends and family members who look forward to becoming digitized zombies in the New World Order, and that’s great. “The world will always need ditch-diggers,” a friend of mine’s father once said, not necessarily as advice. Society will always need order-followers, those who do not spend too much time …

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I Have a Dream…

Many people are upset about a picture of “Aunt Jemima” on a label, but they haven’t given a damn for years that what’s inside the bottle is high fructose corn syrup. Mindless. All flash, no substance. I went to the Aunt Jemima website to get a list of the ingredients in their syrup… INGREDIENTS: CORN …

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Mass Outrage – Government is Not the Answer

“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” — Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood; 1939 It is no secret how Margaret Sanger felt or believed about eliminating the “black weeds” as she called them. So how come the ‘peaceful protesters’ are not burning down all the …

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Muslim Wants to Celebrate Against Homophobia

Daniel Haqiqatjou is a relatively popular Muslim apologist in America. He recently tweeted that in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia they should throw some gay people off some tall buildings. “Fine,” I thought, in support of Islam. Maybe this is wrong, but who am I to judge? He was roundly criticized for this …

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Random Thoughts – Riots Compilation Post

a compilation of short posts to spacebook earlier this week… Last year 9 unarmed Black Men in the United States were killed by Police Officers. (Only 2, by the way, were apparently NOT resisting arrest). Using this statistic, the risk of an unarmed black man being killed in this country by a police officer is …

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Spain Sells Out to Bill Gates

The following article was sent by a friend. In reading about the “new normal” in Spain, and the partnership they have entered with Bill Gates, understand that even Gates himself is just a mid-level puppet for those who are actually worth trillions of dollars, not just billions. These are people whose names you will never …

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Random Thoughts – Calculus vs. Toilet Paper

this was another extemporaneous post last week to spacebook… I copy it here for whatever it’s worth… It’s funny, is it not, how every generation thinks it is smarter than the one before. Yet still no one knows for sure how they built the pyramids. Newton invented Calculus centuries before toilet paper itself was invented. …

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Engaging the Beast – Artificial Intelligence

I have read that the majority of comments on YouTube are bots (artificial intelligence). Isn’t that neat? You might keep this in mind if you ever choose to engage in the dialogue. Sometimes I wonder how many of my Facebook friends are bots. Sometimes I wonder even if I am. 🤔😎😉🙂 I think we are …

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Civil Society – Following the Amenities

An impromptu post to spacebook last week, copied here. Not particularly deep, just food for thought… There was a saying years ago that if you were not important enough to miss a phone call then you were really not very important. I have thought of this every time the last twenty years that I have …

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Truth is Whatever We Say It Is…

They forbade you to open your businesses. They told you what you could buy and sell, and where. They made it ‘illegal’ to go to Church. They arrested you for daring to protest the Governor. They denied your children graduations and proms. They told you NO wakes or funerals for your departed loved ones. They …

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Read a Book

Jerry Seinfeld once asked his friend George why he kept books that he had already read. George’s reply: “Because they’re my BOOKS!” Book lovers all over the world were vindicated with that simple explanation. Being one of those people myself, a friend sent me this last evening. A reminder to get away from your computer. …

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Minneapolis Riots – Some Random Thoughts…

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says rioting is okay if it’s directed at the police. If you ever had any doubt who this man works for maybe this will help clear it up for you. (hint: it’s NOT for the people, and it’s NOT for law and order.) “The masses have never thirsted after truth. …

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