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Mark replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"Yeah, Curt. But as long as you don't confront the system, it can seem tolerable. If for some reason you ever want to leave COTO, all your articles and comments will be deleted. And because you have to be banned in order to leave, the admins…"
Jun 23, 2009
curt replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"Mark, I can't buy this but at least I have a new CT to follow. It does sound feasible and my imagination is flexible enough to house it. As discussed elsewhere, time will tell and Orwell's "Animal Farm" is still a damn good…"
Jun 23, 2009
Mark replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"There doesn't seem to be any way to remove yourself from COTO. I was unable to find an "unjoin" button on their website or on the WordPress dashboard. The only way to leave the group is to petition the administrators to allow you to…"
Jun 23, 2009
Mark replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"There's an OEN mini-clone called COTO. OEN with some of the same editors, the same hierarchy, a similar policy, but without Rob Kall and Steve Leser. I just asked them to remove me as a member. My own stupid stupid stupid fault for hoping…"
Jun 22, 2009
waldopaper replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"Steven the Lesser probably has much to do with the Rumkowski-style selection. d I would guess that his pub-dem paradigm is so deeply internalized, without it life would make no sense. He would be first to cry, "...give me your children!"…"
May 26, 2009
Mark replied to John Bessa's discussion What about Op Ed News ???
"Rady Ananda, a senior editor at OEN for many years and one of those who voted unanimously to ban me, has just herself been banned from OEN, apparently for writing something critical of Obama. My friend Jim Eldon asked me if I knew of others who had…"
May 26, 2009
curt replied to John Bessa's discussion Obama Watch
"Odd Fact Report The Obama Garden is begun. Does this mean I will be left alone with mine?"
Mar 20, 2009
curt replied to John Bessa's discussion Obama Watch
""...might be seen as racially insensitive" Yip. That one sure redefines the old border on being insensitive. It makes the Obama Fingers look yummy and downright patriotic."
Mar 18, 2009

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My study is empathy as emotional communication. I am coming here from Op Ed News, where the idea of empathy is "giving unto Caesar"

Here is my writing on the topic: http://thinman.com/empathy
and http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Empathy_Model
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http://thinman.com

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The trick with the Interent

Posted on March 10, 2009 at 9:55am 8 Comments

Is figuring out who has aspergers, and avoiding them.

In life, figuring out who has aspergers is easy, they are rules-based, and will stab you in the back. The trick is getting them out of government so that their corporations can be reorganized with them on the outside.

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At 3:09pm on January 25, 2009, waldopaper said…
To introduce Bessa: he started a group at Care2 http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/opednews for the purpose of discussing OEN... it looks like he and I are the only ones there so far. Check it out! Curt- good place to tell your story!

I mentioned briefly the "underground railroad" idea... mebbe we should continue the idea in Lifeboat One (with Curt's permission o course). At least some ideas on how to maintain contact if the Collapse disturbs the net.

Thanks for coming over, John!
At 9:54am on January 26, 2009, curt said…
Hi John! What a pleasant suprise. Yes, I saw your (headlined) article, or was it a diary(?) where you mentioned the new care2 group. I did have a few wild ideas at first but decided to rid my mind of any negativity. After all, I was reading OEN.

A very warm welcome to you, John. Mi Casa es Su Casa. Rip it up!
At 12:08pm on January 27, 2009, curt said…
Care2? Nope. I've heard of Care2 but really never been there except to ponder over joining or not joining. I'm a veteran of a handful of places, even OpEdNews until being banned for being very unruly...I stand accused of sabotaging fundraising. I'm guilty as accused of course so there won't be any complaints coming from me as a result of that. On the other hand, I've been monitoring the decline of OEN for a short while, close enough to be able to describe what went wrong and why it went wrong. It's basically and most always the same core issue with on-line, amateur journalism : funds, funding, the lack of funds and the funderers influencing the place not to mention the totally massive effort the State Dpt. has put into (effectively) infiltrating the left and the blogosphere, dominating many websites, spreading mis & dis-info and basically taking over / hiding under cover by acting as co-admin or editor or monitor or whatever ...which reminds me, I had a dream last night. Another nightmare. I wish I could put it into words. Thanks for the invite to your Care2 OEN group. I'll have to give it some thought though as I'm spread pretty thin as it is. It's becoming increasingly difficult for me to make the daily rounds. With any luck at all and if I can keep my job, I'll have even less time in future. But that wasn't a negative on that. Oh, about being able to edit comments on Ning.......you can, most everywhere except here on member's pages on the "Comment Wall". Private Messaging works good though in case there's a need to converse without the whole goddamn world looking over your shoulder ...which can be done right here btw but only because this Ning "Network" is open to the public, which is good. I'm pretty much for open doors and zero censorship and the regular use of curse words. I'm kinda hooked on them curse words. I'm off to check out http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Empathy_Model for a sec over a cold brew. Just got in from work and it was a rough day at the office. People & Communication. Not always a winning team ;o)

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