Johnny’s Bad Dreams
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… Continue
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"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… Continue
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"It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life! "
It would seem to defy the laws of Physics
... like going directly downwind faster than the wind
. Ponder (or is it "pander?") the… Continue
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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
Sanskrit avat ra, descent (of a deity from heaven), avatar : ava, downtarati,… Continue
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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; Continue
Coercion is brute force,…
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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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'Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don't wanna see you
Scoopin' up the field mice
Bop 'em on the… Continue
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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.… Continue
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...though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so...
We all must die. I am not advocating murder. Here’s the Continue
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“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
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They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
Ton-dog snapped them off
and trotted through the portal with a Porpoise. The Holly Spirit sounded in a sea of change and leaped in the lightless firmament. “Spirit two too-oh,” growled Ton-dog, sitting at the foot of Waldo’s bed. Mammals seemed a good idea.
“Look, honey,” purported Waldo, shaking a sleeping Ms.… Continue
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Feh- tired of re-formanning everything. Ye can read it here: COTO de-Soto
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Know what I've noticed just today? On your bicycle, you can ...coast for MILES on smooth pavement! Up til now, me long-distance rides have been on Amish-country gravel roads... because I thought riding around me suburban "neighborhood" was rather boring... and it is... BUT... ye coast to-the-a stop rather… Continue
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...as the Market marches toward the Future.
Is the “education system” in the USA “broken,”
and if so, how does one “fix” it? By the standards usually applied in the USA to "efficiency, predictability. calculability and control," yes, it’s broken. The cost-per-student is going up; the “test scores” are going down. What to do? Simple: apply the tried-and-proven contemporary American method that is now applied to all… Continue
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So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late
-- RZ Dylan
This is only a story,
and it is not meant to suggest anything in the real world. This is an imaginary story about how imaginary characters dealt with the wicked few who ruled their world... or so they thought. Neither this story nor this writer is advocating anything at all, and any references to what may seem to be real historical events are only… Continue
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May 12-17, 2005
our German cousins
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play, they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room that people…
could come from Everywhere.
This day in May, 2005 I am preparing for a wake.
Here’s what I did last year with my 401k “retirement” money: pulled it all out of the market… Continue
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Nothing heavy here. Just a sweet little parable about bunnies... and left-gatekeeper websites.
There was once a warren of rabbits. Most of them were content with being rabbits. For one thing, they had no choice. Furthermore, they realized they had certain talents that enabled them to thrive as rabbits. This they were told by their own spirit
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I hurt myself today…To see if I still feel I focus on the pain…The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole…The old familiar sting Try to kill it all away… But I remember everything
~ Hurt, by Trent Reznor
On Memorial Day we all have our own rituals.
It could be grim and reflective as graveside gardening… or a good weather get-together, smoke and sauce of a backyard barbeque with the drone of Indie engines in the… Continue
Added by waldopaper on May 23, 2009 at 1:02pm —
I have a dream.
It goes back to the bad old days in the USA during the Vietnam “war” and the naïve children that we were in our “days of rage.” We were aware that we had been raised on a steady diet of white bread and crappola, and weren’t very happy about it. We had cute little demonstrations and waved signs and stuff. We got whacked on the head with sticks. We all got sucked into the war in Vietnam, one way or another. Except the Black… Continue
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He rises from the depths of Hell and mocks us… all US Citizens who are now worried about swine flu, or our jobs, or crabgrass, or “healthcare.” Herman Goering: the Nazi war criminal who cheated the hangman in 1945 considered the Nuremberg trials a show and a farce. Victors’ “justice,” he said, "The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused". The only “crime” committed by the Nazis was losing the war. Forget the crocodile… Continue
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