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Deja Vu all over again...

 

Johnny’s Bad Dreams 

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.  –Edgar Allen Poe

 

Adjunct professor “limited-term lecturer” Joseph Walther hadn’t seen the “thousand yard stare” for over 30 years. During the first week of class Peep recognized it on one of the…

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Added by waldopaper on April 16, 2017 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Slipcraft Manifesto Incognito

The Journey  begin here:  …

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Added by waldopaper on April 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

US stores spent nuclear fuel rods at 4 times pool capacity





Spent fuel pool at the top of a nuclear reactor

 



By Rady Ananda



In a recent interview with The Real News Network,…

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Added by Rady RecordRat on March 29, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Moving Into Slipspace

"Things like “doubt” and “certainty” are almost meaningless in Slipspace."





Slipspace is all the space around you that is not being used. There are fine points here about molecules, but Slipspace is a place where certain ideas get…

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Added by waldopaper on November 12, 2010 at 7:25pm — 6 Comments

One Flew Over The Recorder's Office

One saying has turned out to be true, through and through : one thing leads to another.



I was combing the web for specifics as I came across an article that mentions Arizona's

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Babeu has re-opened investigations into the shooting of

one of his Deputies just outside of Casa Grande....which just happens to be my old

home town. Reading the article, I wasn't surprised with Babeu's move as I thought the

investigation was still on-going.… Continue

Added by curt on September 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

In & Around Arizona



A high school friend in response to something I recently said about Arizona said "things haven't changed at all but we now have a Politician for a Sheriff". I would prefer to differ with that. 40 years ago, the local Sheriff lived out where we lived, in a trailer park. The place was called Colonia del Sol. Some things never change. The name for example. But boy oh boy, that place sure has changed.…



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Added by curt on September 21, 2010 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Faster Than The Wind...





"It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life! "

- Alice



It would seem to defy the laws of Physics... like going directly downwind faster than the wind. Ponder (or is it "pander?") the… Continue

Added by waldopaper on August 28, 2010 at 2:21pm — 8 Comments

Sabotage of GM crops increases



[GMO grapevines destroyed (AFP)]

By Rady Ananda

Food Freedom



Early Sunday morning, French police stood helpless as sixty people, locked inside an open-air field of genetically modified grapevines, uprooted all the plants. In Spain last month, dozens of people destroyed two GMO fields. On the millennial cusp, Indian…

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Added by Rady Ananda on August 17, 2010 at 11:00pm — 17 Comments

Our Avitar

Our Avitar: Their Movie, Our Matrix

Avitar: embodiment; a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar

of cunning"


Sanskrit avat ra, descent (of a deity from heaven), avatar : ava, downtarati,…
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Added by waldopaper on August 15, 2010 at 6:35pm — 8 Comments

The Answer to Everything

Here’s how it goes:

C 3 = Community, Coercion and Capital



Since we stopped being tribal organizations of hunter-gatherers and embraced “Civilization,” the tripod that has supported Civilization consists of three elements: Community, Coercion and Capital. Community is people;

Coercion is brute force,…

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Added by waldopaper on August 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Most Effective Measure Against Potato Bug - FIREWALL !

No joke now, this is true, useful and ecologically safe without the use of pesticides. If you know someone who has a garden and is at war with these very destructive critters, call them up or visit them and relay the following tested measure.



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The common black and yellow-striped "potato bug", a very familiar insect to home gardeners, is the most serious insect pest of potatoes. Both the striped beetle and the black-spotted, red larva feed…
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Added by curt on July 29, 2010 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

Is "my tree" still standing?

Some dreams leave a lasting impression on me. Some hit me like a hammer. Some dreams are funny, some sad. Few dreams wake my interest the way this one did.



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In the near future...



I often project in to the future to play through things to see what it's going to be like or to take a snapshot of what I see so I can compare it with what it's really like once I get to that point in time. Without a reference or a projected image, no such… Continue

Added by curt on July 5, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Twa Corbies

The War Fetish and the Weapons Industry

Memorial Day, 2010

"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,

And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een;

Wi ae lock o his gowden hair

We'll theek oor nest whan it grows…

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Added by waldopaper on June 1, 2010 at 12:25pm — 16 Comments

Little Bunny Foo Foo







'Little Bunny Foo Foo

I don't wanna see you

Scoopin' up the field mice





Bop 'em on the…

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Added by waldopaper on May 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 23 Comments

A speech to my siblings

21 April, 2010







Just a brief note because everybody’s busy and yadda yadda. Every two days at Tech I walk in/out the door and look up Lille Street and see two phantoms at the top of the hill.…

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Added by waldopaper on April 22, 2010 at 2:19pm — 4 Comments

Of smiles and stairs.

Oh, it's so restful being even quieter for a change.


My daughter got married on Saturday, how she smiled, and my father came to stay.
He slept in my bed on new pillows under a new duvet and noticed the old curtains pinned in place between the view and his rare morning tea.
Usually he is attached to a rope on the stairs, so that if he falls he won't go all the way. There is no rope on my stairs. Ready to leave in the morning he descends with a rucksack…
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Added by Mouse on March 22, 2010 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

Religious Patriots Must Die







...though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so...



John Donne









We all must die. I am not advocating murder. Here’s the

deal
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Added by waldopaper on March 6, 2010 at 7:45pm — 5 Comments

I used to know a man who began with a kitten







I used to know a man who worked for a drug company, in a fairly senior position. Within the ambit of Alcoholics Anonymous he told me and another woman how he first started to kill.



It began with a kitten that arrived in the family when he was a little boy in Ireland. He didn't like the way all the people's attention had gone from him and was fastening on the kitten. So he waited till everyone was out and put it in the range, where it was soon… Continue

Added by Mouse on January 27, 2010 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

Citizens United v. FEC: A Country for Old Men

“I need you to get out of the car…”

--Chief Justice Anton Chigurh



Some background information: Nike v Kasky, 2003



"...is commercial speech entitled to reduced First Amendment protection or noncommercial speech entitled to traditional free-speech protection." (California... "free speech" vs.… Continue

Added by waldopaper on January 22, 2010 at 8:50am — 5 Comments

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