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    Quote Originally posted by Aianawa View Post
    Tisa a very strong present narrative Aragorn, not created to annoy you imo.
    I know, Vern. But it's the dominating narrative around here, and I'm personally quite fed up with it.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Why I so enjoy Dean Koontz, the horror/scifi writer:

    In the book Curtis the Alien is discussing one of his three superpowers...the ability to mind meld with animals with a brilliant but crippled child friend, Leilani.

    "Shhhhh," he repeats, and as Leilani's eyes widen, he takes her with him into the dog's dreams.

    For those who despair that their lives are without meaning and without purpose, for those who dwell in a loneliness so terrible that it has withered their hearts, for those who hate because they have no recognition of the destiny they share with all humanity, for those who would squander their lives in self-pity and in self-destruction because they have lost the saving wisdom with which they were born, for all these and many more, hope waits in the dreams of a dog, where the sacred nature of life may be clearly experienced without the all but blinding filter of human need, desire, greed, envy, and endless fear. And here, in dream woods and fields, along the shores of dream seas, with a profound awareness of the playful Presence abiding in all things, Curtis is able to prove to Leilani what she has thus far only dared to hope is true: that although her mother never loved her, there is One who always has.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Apologies, Aragorn. I couldn't resist the Arya reference. It was just too good to let pass.

    The whole earth could be the frying pan and he'd still be a flip-flopper extraordinaire.

    Step right up! Step right up! The Freak Show is underway!

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    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Anyone that has an interest in 'truth' should listen to this presentation.

    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    People have been making war on sense with me since I was in my twenties. In fact, more often than not, when I bring up facts I get called names. It's one of the easiest go-to fallacies.

    I look forward to listening. But it won't happen until after the weekend. I will have neither time nor energy then. It's a good busy. Should be fun.

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    It is worth listening to...it has really substantive stuff in it...one of the important things he discusses early is how to 'filter' info...I don't think it is a natural process for many and it can serve as a guide to how to do it.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    The cop in Lancaster, Ca made up his story that he was fired upon from a window where mental health patients live.

    Lesson #1: What can we learn from this or at least what are our 1st thoughts considering this headline? My 1st thought is that the cop was late getting home because he spent too much time with his girlfriend and was late for dinner with his wife and kids and needed a really good story. Ok, not really...that was my 2nd thought.


    For Whatever It's Worth: Disclaimer: My older brother had businesses there but he moved because too many 'wetbacks' were moving into the area.

    Media have eaten its own, like any piranha or cannibal would. The worst part of that reality is that we have feasted too. We are a big part of why media is so dysfunctional and the biggest offenders are the alternative media.
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    I found Daniel's definition of simulated reality very interesting. We live in a simulated reality because we're unable to look at facts and truth for what they are, and instead engage in collective delusions.

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    Here's a wonderful irony. Remember the stunt by Clint Eastwood talking to the empty chair which was a 'stand-in' for Obama?

    Now we have a real empty chair with Trump. He can't even show up for G7 meetings. There is literally an empty chair instead of him. Our allies are now working on things without us.

    Our leader claims that not showing up and waffling is "how he negotiates".

    I'm so sorry for the farmers who held out thinking he'd get them a deal.

    And the rest of us who will be screwed when China starts dumping our debt.

    And like the environment, our leader doesn't care because he "won't be here."

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    I was a very big fan of Eastwood, I can't get myself to watch any movie he is associated with at this point. Same with the heroic Charleton Heston.

    I've lost many of my Hollywood heroes

    O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake, Pee Wee Herman...Ok, Pee Wee was never a hero of mine...From day one I thought he was weird...
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    I loved Eastwood and still love him in his movies, I think he is a legend anyways. People make mistakes and so does he...

    I find it amusing that there is a whole big Wikipedia page about his political views:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politi...Clint_Eastwood

    The last part is especially interesting:

    However, in a subsequent interview with the Los Angeles Times that appeared in September 2016, Eastwood suggested that he would not necessarily vote for Trump and instead appeared agnostic regarding the 2016 presidential election. The Times' Rebecca Keegan asked, "So when you say you’re not on either side of the aisle, does that mean you’re not voting for Trump?" Eastwood replied, "I’m totally an enigma. I’m just astounded. I hate to pick up the paper. I think both individuals and both parties backing the individuals have a certain degree of insanity."

    Eastwood had declared in that interview, "I’m not on either side of the aisle. I think most Americans are going, 'What the ... ? Is this all we can do?' ... When there were 17 people on the stage [in the early GOP debates], I thought, well, there are three or four people up there I could see voting for. They seem pretty good. I had a few... and then I thought, what the hell happened?"

    In a red carpet interview with Extra on September 8, 2016, when asked about supposedly supporting Trump, Eastwood replied, "You know, I haven't supported anybody, really," and jokingly suggested that Trump and Clinton constituted a modern-day Abbott and Costello, referring to the socially inept comedians of the 1940s and early 1950s

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    The notion of a simulated reality is a reflection of energy and its behavior in the realm of quantum physics, but really only in the most theoretical of theoretics does 'simulated' mean control or manipulation. Unless, of course, we want to consider that, throwing caution to the wind, God is manifested as the great controller, but we know that we have free will. Free will has been intuited by mystics for time immemorial. God does not control, he lets us be, but I believe her intent is to protect at the same time. The contemplative terms it the ineffable, the mystery of complete, eesh love, that sustains us. If we remain aware of this truth we are covered at a higher level in this life. At the infinite, this life while not irrelevant shrinks in meaning commensurate to the vastness of creation but we have much to appreciate just the same.

    Thanks for that Wind, I may consider watching his latest movie now...
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Peewee? Oh yeah.

    "Now remember, for the rest of the day, when anyone says the secret word, scream real loud!"

    I liked Cowboy Curtis.


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    lol, yeah, like I said...weird

    Not to mention the Wiggles...they appeared at my daughter's pre-school, thankfully she was out of town with her mother...secretly, I wished that she could have seen them.
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