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  • in reply to: Skyception #11363
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    Just dropping in briefly…to see what condition my condition is in. Sorry, haven’t been keeping up with online stuff, or posting anywhere. Just happened to see this today and thought it might fit here:

    Operation Indigo Skyfold

    Quote from link:

    No matter what the stated reasons are given to those who fly the chemtrail jets, they are always told by their superiors that this ongoing and illegal atmosphere-altering program is being conducted in the interest of NATIONAL SECURITY.

    You’ll notice that NATIONAL SECURITY appears crooked because the whole intention behind geoengineering is as dangerously misguided as it is deceptively false. The indiscriminate, wide-area and systematic spraying of toxic aerosols throughout the skies of the world couldn’t possibly have anything to do with ‘national security’.  Those that buy into such a ridiculous notion have obviously been either brainwashed or bribed into believing such an absurd and nonsensical agenda.

     

    May need to be taken with several large grains of salt.

    Ciao…hope all of you are well.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10751
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    Hello OtB, you’re welcome. You wrote:

    Discussion of the Lies in terms of any named religion of today is to stay inside the Lie

    Unfortunately I think Mr. Ebrahim himself is(was) still inside the lie. At least from what he wrote in 2010-2011. The drift I got from reading all seven parts was that he was still defending and clinging to the idea(l)s of Islam.

    I think in some way all of us(humanity) are in some way shape or form, no matter what we might claim,  still inside the Lie.

    At this late date on planet Earth I’m not sure there’s any where to run or hide, or any way to get out of the Lie completely.

    I know that my thoughts do not fit into the purpose of this site and that’s why I’m choosing not to post much…even before I go offline completely.

    If Mr./Mrs. Cog would like to put “blocked” under my avatar, such as it is under petero’s, I would understand and I’m good with that. I think as a human being I am broken and FUBAR. I can’t seem to play well with others for any length of time, be they family, former friends or online virtual aquaintances such as the good people here at TIF.

     The broken clock is a comfort
    It helps me sleep tonight
    Maybe it can stop tomorrow
    From stealing all my time

    And I am here still waiting
    Though I still have my doubts
    I am damaged at best
    Like you’ve already figured out

    I’m falling apart
    I’m barely breathing
    With a broken heart
    That’s still beating. . .

    ~ Broken – Lifehouse

     

    Au revoir

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10749
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    Thanks Glynn…still some time before my virtual exile. I’m awaiting an anniversary date(March 25) at my employer before things go into further motion…for reasons I’m not going into here. I’m glad for you that you made it out of here(US)…

     

    re: “My Confusion”

    Maybe I’m long overdue for some re-examining  of my new beliefs which were the result of re-examined old beliefs. Make sense?

     

    btw my condolences to Lion Lady and her family on the recent loss of her mother. Do I dare say she’s most likely in a better place, sans that confining meat suit, without ruffling feathers or fur?

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10747
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    I only stumbled on this early this morning and have since read all 7 parts. It asks uncomfortable questions of all of us peoples of the earth. The author calls it his “My Confusion Series.” Part 1 is linked below and you will find links to Part 2-7 at the top of that page. He takes on many names in what he calls the “Manufactured Dissent” game(or “dissentstream”)…Chomsky, Kaminski, Paul Craig Roberts**, Alan Hart, Jeff Gates, Jeff Blankfort, Israel Shamir…just to name a few. Lots of hyperlinks within all 7 parts as well. Written from December 2010 into 2011.

    My Confusion Series – Part 1

    “The Plebeian Antidote to Hectoring Hegemons!”

    About the author:

    Zahir Ebrahim, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary matters, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at UET, MIT, and Stanford, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (http://tinyurl.com/zahir-patents), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book of protest, written in the aftermath of 9/11, was rejected by countless publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. His prolific writings may be read at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.

     

    **Paul Craig Roberts to Zahir Ebrahim: “you are a completely stupid fool, a disgrace to humanity

     

    I’d also recommend his “The Mighty Wurlitzer” article.

     

    An excerpt from Part 7 of My Confusion:

     This plebeian’s antidote to hectoring hegemons clearly won’t fit in where the white man’s burden is the real agenda – heeheehee!

     
    I have been labeled worse than “Mossad” for calling the bullshit of the white man.The ‘denier’ label from Israel Shamir, the holy Jew miraculously metanoia’d into pious Christian like the historical Saul into Paul, was a tad more cognitive.

     
    But as of this writing, nothing has surpassed what the genuinely Christian rebel leader extraordinaire, Paul Craig Roberts, United States Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury who sat at the same oligarchic tables before taking on his new role, and who writes for the camouflaged white supremacist website VDARE.com, honored me with in Dec 06, 2008: “you are a completely stupid fool, a disgrace to humanity”. My unpardonable sin? Boldly calling his bullshit of maligning the Muslims as terrorists, while all the rest of fools, mostly the white man, applaud him for his gallant dissent!

     
    Dissent with what? Dissent does not automatically imply being on the side of the ‘untermenschen’. It is only presumed to be so in the vernacular which has calculatingly been developed in the West as a neuro linguistic programming Trojan Horse for the mind, to alias subversion under association with something familiar. And this works great for pushing covert agendas of the political elites in a far more sophisticated format than merely through “controlled dissent”. The latter is principally employed for craftily channeling any public opposition, or the premature discovery of monumental crimes in progress, towards inefficacy and at best, a Limited Hangout sacrificial mea culpa, as already examined in Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory The endless trail of red herrings established by the social engineering symphonies of the Mighty Wurlitzer, of which “controlled dissent” is an essential melody, is primarily intended to waste sufficient time while manufacturing consent in order to successfully engineer a fait accompli that is subsequently irreversible due to its very nature, even if the truth is ex post facto revealed with much fanfare. This is straightforwardly true for a single set of masters pursuing a single set of overarching goals. Empiricism however, undeniably suggests that there are in fact, multiple sets of masters carrying their respective white man’s burden, and competing amongst themselves for the unfettered rights to primacy.

     

    For these elites, the common plebeian masses are merely the  puck to be pushed around towards their own respective goal posts. In the full engagement of such broad-spectrum mind-fcks, the dissent of the lauded chiefs, and many a public figure, evidently spans the gamut – and perhaps my cynicism may be forgiven as one of only a confused person endeavoring to think for oneself without the benefit of prominent “experts” to guide one – from disagreeing amongst each other while sharing the “white man’s burden”, to vilely herding the sheep of dissent to the same pastures as the sheep of mainstream but in erudite round-about ways. Dissent under social engineering burdens, is not always the lofty mantle of Socrates. More frequently, it is the mantle of the controllers outside of Plato’s Cave pursuing their own narrow primacy interests. See: Responsibility of Intellectuals – Redux

     

    An excerpt from Part 2 – Balfour:

     

    We, as part of our human nature, naturally tend to listen to those in positions of power, those with titles, those with published accolades, those who have met kings and queens, prime ministers and presidents, those who look sharp and talk sharp, and tend to accept from them, on the slenderest evidence, that which already meets with the presuppositions of our own worldview. And we concomitantly reject that which doesn’t, despite preponderance of evidence, continually demanding more, more, more. It’s as if cognitive dissonance prevents us from giving up our old beliefs, even reaffirming them to make them even more strongly held when shown to be wrong.

     

    If we are in the mainstream, our heroes are the mainstream heroes. We don’t hear dissent. And if we are in the dissentstream, our heroes are invariably the dissent-chiefs and we applaud ourselves for our brilliance that we are not sheep. But empirically, we are each beholden to our natural inclinations, to our worldviews howsoever we may have acquired them, whether by inheritance, or vicariously implanted by the Mighty Wurlitzer

     

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Skyception #10698
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    Very nicely done Morpheus, on all three articles.

    I saw on the ZH Skyception post that Chindick13 weighed in, a good sign that you’re on the right track.

    Cheers everyone…

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Insights From Others #10545
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    Thanks LionLady. I’m going to need all the ‘upstairs’ help I can get. I’ll miss ZH, TIF, you and all the others here… and all my online routines I’ve become used to having there at my fingertips. There’s more to this story that I’ve decided to keep to myself(besides what I shared with the Cogs), so I hope you and OtB can understand why I didn’t write to either of you privately via email.

    When this goes down, it’s gonna hurt…

    btw a shout out to OtB, hope that bad old typhoon left you alone. Not sure where you are in relation to where the storm hit the Emerald Islands. But hope you and yours are still ok.

    Also a big public thank you to Mr/Mrs. Cog, you’ve been very ‘good people’ to me.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #10541
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    So Far Away

    . . .Is this a dream

    or is it real life. . .

     

    Out of the Blue

    . . .this much is true

    when all’s said and done

    the ending will come

    from out of the blue.

     

    Instrumental – Let’s Get Metaphysical

     

    edit- Live version of Out of the Blue from 1984 with something you didn’t see often…David Gilmour tickling the ivories.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Insights From Others #10539
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    There’s a free preview(TOC, Foreword, Preface and Chapter 1) of the book which is titled Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon available here:

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Insights From Others #10537
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    My skillz is rusty Mr. Pepper. ;)

    I think I’m going to be able to do this…kick this online addiction thing that is. I’ve been online in some form or another since 1995, so yes it is like an addiction…Correction, I’ll have to do this. Just remember I’m not leaving because I’m upset with TIF or anyone here. I’m leaving the internet in general because in a few months paying for my ISP will become a luxury I won’t be able to afford. I explained it to Mrs/Mr. Cog in more detail via email.

     

    As for the the Laurel Canyon story, I read it several years ago at the original site(and posted a link to it at ZH long before TIF):

    http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/index.html

    There’s 22 parts(XXII) total there.** Some other interesting series as well(“Wagging the Moondoggie”).

    The infamous petero mentioned the LC story in one of his posts on the introductions thread. Did anyone else catch that?

     

    btw there’s another interesting Dave out there, as in ‘DCDave’ aka Dave Martin:

    http://dcdave.com/column.html

     

    Another interesting site out there since I’m dropping links: Deep Capture, the story of Patrick Byrne and Overstock.com

     

    I’m out…

     

    **edit. I just checked the links there and some of the parts are gone and replaced with ads for his forthcoming book on the story. The last entry(XXII) reads thus:

     

    Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation
    Part XXII
    Updated April 1, 2014

    No, this isn’t actually a new installment of the Laurel Canyon series. It is, instead, an explanation of why there haven’t been any new chapters posted in quite some time now. There are, I can assure you, a number of new chapters that have been written – one on Frank Zappa and a couple of his more colorful discoveries (Captain Beefheart and Larry “Wild Man” Fischer), one on Arthur Lee and his band Love, one on John Kay and his band Steppenwolf, and one on Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. There are also a number of new additions to the Laurel Canyon Death List. And some supplemental material concerning the death of young Godo Paulekas.

    There is also a new chapter that takes a look at the punk and new wave scene that, in the late 1970s, began replacing the sounds of Laurel Canyon on the radio dial. And a new epilogue that reveals that Charlie Manson wasn’t the only serial killer/mass murderer with curious ties to the Laurel Canyon scene. And a new preface that aims to accomplish two things: explain to readers how and why I came to pen this saga, and preemptively respond to potential critics. Also added is a forward written by my esteemed colleague, Nick Bryant, author of The Franklin Scandal.

    None of that, however, will be making an appearance on this website, or on any other website. Instead, it will be incorporated into – drum roll, please – a Laurel Canyon book! I have been, you see, quietly working for some time now with a publisher in the UK. And what we have put together is, I honestly believe, a vastly improved telling of the Laurel Canyon saga. In addition to all the new material that will be exclusive to the book, much of the previously posted material has been reorganized and extensively edited to improve the flow of this rather dark journey through what was supposed to be a hippie utopia. And both an index and a bibliography have been added to make this work a more valuable research tool.

    The published version carries a different title: Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream. In the Table of Contents below, all chapters/sections that appear in red consist of all new, previously unposted material; those in orange have been supplemented with varying amounts of new material. Since late September, Weird Scenes has had its very own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WeirdScenesInsideTheCanyon, with additional information. If you stop by, please be sure to hit the ‘like’ button.

    The book’s official release date is April 4. I have begun taking pre-orders for signed copies here, for both paperback and hardcover editions. From that same page, you can also order signed copies of my previous book, Programmed to Kill.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10335
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    Thank you Glynn, it’s been my pleasure to correspond with you and all the others here at TIF as well.

    I have some time left online yet to ‘finish’ things up, but it will go swiftly I’m sure.

     

    Does anyone know how one would go about deleting or disabling one’s Zero Hedge account so one could not post there? This would be very helpful to me in this weaning process. Thanks in advance.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10323
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    Sir Pepper and Mistress LionLady,

    You two are being way too kind to an old goat with a bad attitude. But even a bad tempered, old goat appreciates a kind sentiment once in awhile.

    Carry on…

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10232
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    1/2 a beard ago? ;p

    Seriously though I don’t remember exactly what day Mr. Pepper, but it was last week…maybe Monday or Tuesday. That quote was at or near the beginning of The Mythic Image by Joseph Campbell. I took the liberty of adding the words “all of” to the quote I read in the book.

    Over on your Online School thread you said:

    I hope you find what you’re looking for

    Don’t know that I’m looking for anything in particular except to spit out the bit and kick over the traces. Thanks for the rest of what you said there as well.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10191
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    Duly noted. :)

    My expectations of these changes, and how they will affect my personal situation, are very low.

     

    btw on a musical note. My son-in-law found, downloaded and burned a CD for me of PF’s The Endless River. I listened to it last night. The influence of Richard Wright is heavily felt and it’s a melancholy listen. Perfect for me at this time in my life. Only one of the songs has lyrics, Louder Than Words. The swan song of the group formerly known as Pink Floyd.

     

    Back to the weaning process…I will most likely be offline totally by April 2015, if not sooner.  It’s time.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: TIF/Online School for Inspirational Indoor Gardeners #10190
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    Soooo…does one need the insulating material on the room’s ceiling as well?

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #10143
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    Hello Mr. P. Thanks for the shout out.

    Not feeling particularly nice, polite or positive this week so I figured I’d just ‘shut it’ here @TIF  for now.

    Besides I need to start weaning myself away from any sort of web/internet presence. Changes, they are a comin…

    lone wolf

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Moar Cello Please #10112
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    Cello + Piano =

    Sparrow(Adam Hurst)

    Cello + Organ =

    Desolation

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Moar Cello Please #10111
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    You can hear and see more of her cello work with Loreena McKennitt on Penelope’s Song.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Moar Cello Please #10110
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    “Moar Cello”

    Yes please…

    caroline lavelle

    Moorlough Shore

    Farther Than the Sun(skip to 1:50)

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Fiat Problems #10109
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    Problem…what problem?

    VOM

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Solar History: Magnetic Reversals, Ice Ages and more #9995
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    @ Mrs Cog

    Your link is an excerpt from that author’s book The Human Anomaly. A quote from the sample chapter of that book available here:

    We are a fundamentally orphaned species whose understanding of our origins has either been deliberately concealed or forgotten entirely. We’re encouraged not to dig too deep; just accept the stories we have been given to keep in line with the status quo. ~ page xii

    We are a species with amnesia. ~ Graham Hancock

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9994
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    Late For the Sky

    Sky Blue and Black

    These Days

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9987
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    Mr. Pepper posted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLoQteiJNOU

    We’re on the same wavelength with that one…Thank you.

    GnR + Elton John + November Rain =

    encore

    . . .nothing lasts forever. . .

    Sometimes I need some time…on my
    own
    Sometimes I need some time…all alone…ooh
    Everybody needs some time…
    on their own…ooh
    Don’t you know you need some time…all alone

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Disenchanted at the Beach #9919
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    Just saw this one too OtB.

    I’ll get your email addy and think about what it is exactly I want “bounce off of you” while out and about next week. Get back to you after 1st of next month. Thanks for being there.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: The Aeons #9918
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    Hi OtB,

    I just now saw this thread. I guess you put it up when I was ‘out and about’. I have some catching up to do and it may take me a bit but I’m sure I’ll have some questions. Might be after the 1st of next month though…be a bit busy the rest of my time home this week.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #9916
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    I should have stopped when the first two pics worked, but I got cocky…

     

    Mr. P said:

    the tennis ball that I recently read about.

    I must have missed something. Did you read that here at TIF. I’m guilty of some skimming here and there.

    [edit: Never mind I see it now…where you read the tennis ball thing. The thing in my pic looks like one of the green tennis balls that turned completely black. The stem looks identical. Funny I only saw that one. I wonder if a coon carried that one from somewhere in the woods down to the water to wash…and then had to leave in a hurry.]

     

    I’m going to have some company here the rest of this week that I’m home, so will be a bit busy.

    btw I wonder if Mrs. Cog can make her magic on my pics in post# 9901??

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Random Droppings #9905
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    Grrrr….^*^$%^&#!

    anyone want to venture a guess at what this is in the third pic, because I don’t have a clue

    nut

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    in reply to: Random Droppings #9901
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    I found a quiet place to go to less than a mile from my home. I shouldn’t say found as in something new… I knew it was there a long time ago, just haven’t been there in years. I’ll try a couple more pics from my woods outing yesterday here on my thread and see if I can get it right without help. That brave little flower is soldiering on in the face of lower temps and approaching winter. I need to be the flower…

    edit: Since those two worked anyone want to venture a guess at what this is in the third pic, because I don’t have a clue. When I first saw it from a distance I thought it was a small cannonball. Upon closer inspection I thought some sort of nut…or maybe a rotten apple. There’s a stem up on the top of it…(top left).

    water2flower

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    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9894
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    Scars

    Say your piece, for I’ll be on my way
    One last look, nothing left to say
    As I turn my back, to walk away
    I shall forgive, but I won’t forget that day

    For every sky that shines
    Shall meet the pouring rain
    For my will shall never break though it may bend
    Like the scars that heal yet never mend

    When lies become the truth
    Well, you’ve got your beliefs
    No burdens on your mind
    They’re buried beneath your feet

    As I turn my back, to walk away
    I shall forgive, but I won’t forget that day. . .

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9893
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    Wow Mr. P. I haven’t heard that one in awhile. :)

    Yeah I already use the back roads as much as possible, even in the truck. Even though that cuts miles and income. Last time I went to the parents I also left in the middle of the night…about 1:30 AM if I remember correctly.

    It’s not just the journey there though, it’s the ‘preachin’ once I get there. How I need this ‘loving’ god dude to give me peace and salvation. Should I get in a knockdown dragdown with my 80+ parents over what I really think about their god? Probably not…

     

    Suicide Messiah

    . . .Another trip another lie
    Life’s hand of doom, you’re feeling fine
    Step inside, we’ve been waiting here for you
    Bow down, you chose your maker
    Never gives, he’s always the taker

    (Yeah I know what this song is really about)

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Disenchanted at the Beach #9892
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    OtB said:

    I don’t know how you will manage to be a trucker and have a fear of driving too.

    I don’t know either On the Beach, I just don’t know. It will come to a head soon enough I think.

    btw I second Mr. Pepper on this:

    I like your sincerity and honesty in your essays, their aren’t to many people that can do that.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Tea with 'Tigger' #9891
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    Yeah I made a mess out of that. I guess you zoomed in on the original that I emailed you which was too large to post. Thanks muchly.

    But it was very nice in the woods, just like your post in the Self Healing and Wellness thread suggested. Lion Lady also had a hand in inspiring me to get out there. Next time I’m going without the camera and the rambunctious beagle Lucy. So I can just sit quietly and soak it all in. I hadn’t been there since my girls were little. It’s less than a mile from my home.

    Have more pics, but I think I’ll pass on trying to put them up here…though there’s one of a lonely little flower soldiering on in late autumn that I really like.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Tea with 'Tigger' #9862
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    Thank you Lion Lady for both of those replies.

    I went to the woods today and saw this fellow along the way…

    Woods_48.3

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    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9846
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    Mr. P asked:

    How so?

    You can sense the growing angst and anger in this broken society by the behaviors and driving habits that are being exhibited  on the roadways. I do not like to even venture out much anymore in my personal vehicle, especially on the interstates. My (aging)parents want me to come see them in Ohio which I should do, but I’ve been stalling them. I’m to the point that it almost beings on an anxiety attack even thinking about it.

    This past summer has been the worst in my almost 30 years of being out there. Now in a month or so let’s add some ice and snow to that picture. Yippee! FWIW the drivers of other trucks now worry me even more than those driving cars. It’s like a lot of the ‘new breed’ don’t even care…at all.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Under Whose Authority? #9844
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    OtB said:

    But I was trying to point to a description of religion that I could support.

    I don’t think there is any religion I could fully support any longer…They all have some good and valid points(teachings) for life here and there, but taken in full they all also go off the rails somewhere along the line.

    OtB also said:

    the name of a minor Sumerian god as Jehovah

    Oh my, I had to run upstairs and grab the Joseph Campbell book I mentioned above that I’m reading now, for this reply. How does this grab you…There are several illustrations in this book of “The Jewish Anguipede,” Snake-footed Forms of Yahweh from the second to first century B.C.. The associated quote from the text in the book:

    Serpent gods, however, do not die, and history records that that the subtle old master of the garden, recovering, took upon the newcomer an amusing and ironical revenge. For as we are told in II Kings 18: there was a brazen serpent worshipped in the very temple of Jerusalem along with an image of his spouse, the mighty goddess, who was known there as the Asherah. And the brazen serpent’s name was Nehushtan. King Hezekiah (719 – 691 B.C.) had them both broken up and burned, but even that was not the end; for by the period of the Maccabees(second century B.C.) the serpent had become attached to the image of Yahweh himself, and with that embarrasing development the question naturally arose as to who, after all, was Satan and who, or what, was God.

    This below is just one of the seven illustrations of the “Anguipede” in the book…actually the only one I could find online:
    yahweh

    Earlier in the book there was also a picture of William Blake’s painting of Job’s vision, also very interesting as Job’s god is portrayed as cloven-hoofed and entwined with a serpent. Job’s God is on top here and pointing with his right hand towards the tablets of his laws behind him:

    There’s a different version of Blake’s painting here(too large to post here):

    http://www.museumsyndicate.com/images/6/51353.jpg

     

    Imagine that…What a story, eh?

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Under Whose Authority? #9840
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    OtB said:

    that is a real religion

     

    Would spirituality be a better word in that sense? Some quotes to illustrate:

     

    Religion invents

    Spirituality discovers

     

    and:

     

    Spirituality is chosen while religion is often times forced

     

    lastly:

     

    • Religion does not investigate and does not question
    • Spirituality questions everything

     

     

     

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Tea with 'Tigger' #9839
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    Hi L/L and OtB,

    Thank you for the compliments on my beautiful grandbaby. She’s getting quite precocious now and smart as a whip. She’ll be trouble that one…trouble that is for those who might try to feed her a line of BS.

    @OtB, I always make sure I’m not in range of a baby that’s just had it’s meal. lol!

     

    L/L said:

    Am I scared spitless on their behalf? You bet your sweet patootie I am! But again – that’s our job: protect and serve, in the real sense of the phrase.

    No kidding on the scared part. Is it our job to paint them an inaccurate picture of the way things are? Do you think I can look in those eyes and tell her(or my other grandkids) that there’s a bright and shining future ahead? Btw I’m not a very good liar. I’m not even sure that there’s any kind of future for my own self let alone my daughters and their children.

    I think I might need a walk in the woods right now, but I’m scared of the dark.

    (edit): Maybe uncertain or unsure would be better options in place of the word scared for me personally. I am not afraid. I have made peace with the idea that ‘what will be will be’ as far as my own future.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

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    Hi Glynn

    Had you ever heard of the Mondragon concept and do you think it coud work on a much wider scale?

    The “common good” seems to be an alien concept these days…and how about that “joyful sense of community.”

    last two paragraphs of that article:

    The town of Mondragón, population 23,000, is solidly middle class. There were neither mansions on the hill nor poverty in the streets. We didn’t see wealth but everyone had a comfortable place to live, healthy food to eat, and the comfort of modern conveniences. Equally noticeable was their convivial, even joyful sense of community. The people we met were friendly, conversational, and trusting.

    Mondragón is proof that a commitment to the common good is not an obstacle to commercial success. Instead, a dedication to innovation and training at all levels can bring forward the best of the community. That quality of life continues outside the workplace, multiplying the benefits for those who choose a cooperative path.

     

    There is an awareness of this way here in the States and some small scattered efforts to replicate it, but nothing on a large scale.

    Here’s another article from 2013 to contemplate:
    Cooperative Economics: Replacing a Capitalism in Collapse
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16718

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Tea with 'Tigger' #9812
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    I’m glad to see you’re back Lion Lady. I too was wondering what became of TIF’s resident lion.

    It may soon be my turn for walks in the woods and such.

    I may seem on the exterior to be rough and tumble, but my interior is just so much sensitive mush. The ways of today’s world is like putting that mush in a blender and pushing the high speed button.

    Speaking of new grandaughters here’s my newest…she’s two and a half now. Her name is Lyric.

    Sending some hugs back at ya.

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    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: 432 Hz(2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9810
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    Mrs. Cog said:

    The natural harmonic frequency of nature is 432hz.

    Of nature in our solar system that is. It may be different in other systems. Right? ;p

     

    Nocturne

    Now let the day just slip away
    So the dark night may watch over you
    Velvet blue, silent true
    It embraces your heart and your soul
    Nocturne

     
    Never cry, never sigh
    You don’t have to wonder why
    Always be, always see
    Come and dream the night with me
    Nocturne. . .

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Under Whose Authority? #9809
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    According to the Biblical story wasn’t Abram(aka Abraham) of Ur, the foundation of the three Abrahamic religions, a Chaldean?

     

    Nehemiah 9:7 (KJV) Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    So there we have it, Abram, later named Abraham by The Lord came from Ur in Chaldea. This means, whether we like it or not, that Abraham was a Chaldean and he was not a Jew. He was also a descendant of Eber who in turn was a descendant of Shem, the son of Noah, and from Eber we get the name or title “Hebrew” (the ‘h’ being silent in the Hebrew tongue – Eberew or Ebrew). From this we know that Abram/Abraham spoke Hebrew possibly with a Chaldee dialect and from this we can easily deduce that the Hebrew language is not the language of the Jews. It is a language they use, yes, but they cannot lay claim to it as being solely theirs. The Old English tongue and British Gaelic tongues of Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are Hebrew in origin as is Swiss German. ~ Charles Crosby

     

    As for Mammon, the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia has it as Mamon, possibly originally spelled as Matmon.

    And what’s up with the Babylonian Talmud? Are today’s Jews the products of a Babylonian assimilation?
    Something I just read yesterday in Joseph Campbell’s The Mythic Image which I thought was interesting is that he states(paraphrasing) that Judaism and Hinduism are racial religions whereas Buddhism and Christianity are open to everyone of any race and not based on the mother you are born to. I first read that as racist religions which imo would be applicable as well…

    Also it’s ironic in my opinion as the bulk of modern Jewry is not even of the same race(at least not pure racial descendants of the supposed Semitic Israelites**) as the originators of the OT tale. Arthur Koestler in his Thirteenth Tribe is not the only one who has come to that conclusion.

     

    **See: The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses
    published December 14, 2012

    quote from the Abstract of that .pdf:

    Recent sequencing of modern Caucasus populations prompted us to revisit the Khazarian Hypothesis and compare it with the Rhineland Hypothesis. We applied a wide range of population genetic analyses to compare these two hypotheses. Our findings support the Khazarian Hypothesis and portray the European Jewish genome as a mosaic of Caucasus, European, and Semitic ancestries, thereby consolidating previous contradictory reports of Jewish ancestry.

     

    Note also the paragraph at the top of  page 17 of the  linked .pdf. @ (“Missing Link”)

    Under whose authority indeed…

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9803
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    Hi Mr. Pepper

    For this inquiring mind those DOT random tests are a bitch! So ixnay on the anjagay. :(

    Good to be home again…it’s getting harder and harder to leave every time my day to go arrives. It’s a friggin zoo out on the road these days.

    We Are One – Ziggy

     

    @ Stay Frosty, re: Band of Horses

    Check out their live set at the Rockpalast in 2010. Every video I’ve ever seen from that venue has great sound.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Under Whose Authority? #9801
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    OtB said:

    Business.

    It’s never going to last unless you can make money off it.

    The most successful human created god during this period of the lies of modernity has become Mammon. The love of money, material things and illusional wealth.

    If you boil it down, aren’t all the world religions essentially now a business plan? Profit centers for the select few at the top of the ‘religious’ hierarchies.

    mammon

    We humans could be guilt free without resorting to Mammon and situational ethics…

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: Under Whose Authority? #9796
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    I knew I’d find this all very interesting. Thanks Mrs. Cog for getting this ball rolling. So my question regarding “Under whose authority” …

    Did gods create humans…or…did humans create gods?

    I’m in favor of the latter, which means that humans gave authority to the gods they created.

    In fact I’d like to create a god(and a religion) of my own and this god’s name shall be HWHY. Since I rather like the idea of New Zealand, I’m going to write a story where this god I create decrees that my tribe(family) and I are my god’s chosen ones and that the land of New Zealand should be our tribe’s birthright. All my tribe has to do is go there and kill every living thing in New Zealand and it will be ours forever. Then I will create my tribe’s ultimate enemy that I can parade before the whole world to justify and distract from my own tribe’s homicidal, psychopathic behaviors. I’ll call this ultimate enemy and world reknowned bad guys the Sizan.

    How do you like my god now and do I care what the rest of you think since my tribe and I are superior to all other humans(miyog)? See I created a god and gave him the authority to do all this and someday my story will be an ancient text that millions or maybe billions will believe. Ain’t that the shit! Do you think I can drag this story out for three thousand years, and even make it work for converts from a completely different tribe of humans two thousand years in the future?

    Ah hell what am I thinking…this will never fly.

     

    “Lets plan a murder, or start a religion.” Jim Morrison

     

    re: Buddhism

    Isn’t the Buddha regarded as more of a teacher than a god?

    Does anyone think that maybe JLL has more of a problem with the modern ‘leaders'(imo, sellouts) of Buddhism such as the Dalai Lama, then with Buddhism itself?

    When I really get down to brass tacks and think about it, the whole Biblical story is no more fantastical than JLL’s story of Aeons, Archons, telestry, etc., etc.. I not sure that I’m willing to beLIEve either. Maybe JLL’s way is just another primrose path.

     

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: 432 Hz(2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9674
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    Thanks man, I’ll give it my best shot.

    Left you a new tag on the other music thread.

    I’m out…

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: 432 Hz(2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9670
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    Ok I’m out and about the next few days for another whirl on the concrete merry-go-round. I’ll see if I can keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down…

    But first this:

    Solar Fire

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9669
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    Earth Hymn

    Listen all around
    Symphony of sound will take you
    Drifting down through your dreams
    In an endless stream

    Singing through the air
    On its wings of fiery silence
    The melody comes crystal clear
    Can you hear it near

    Song of all the earth
    Song of death and birth
    Ringing through sea and sky
    Can you hear the cry?

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9667
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    Springsteen song, but I always preferred the Manfred Mann’s Earth Band cover.

    Spirit In the Night

    . . .Wild Billy was a crazy cat
    And he shook some dust out of his coonskin cap
    He said, try some of this, it’ll show you where you’re at
    Or at least it’ll help you to feel it

    By the time we made it up to Greasy Lake
    My head was out the window, Janey’s fingers in the cake
    I think I really dug her, I was too loose to fake
    I said I’m hurt, she said honey let’s heal it
    And we danced all night to a soul fairy band
    And she kissed me just right like a lonely angel can
    She felt so nice
    Just as soft as a

    Spirit in the night, all night
    Janey don’t know what she do to ya
    Spirits in the night (all night) in the night (all night)
    Stand right up and let her shoot through ya. . .

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: 432 Hz(2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9666
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    You’re welcome Morpheus. I have Meddle on CD and when I take a notion I put it on the ‘big’ surround sound system and crank up the sub. I like to feel my music. ;)

    Back in the day I had Meddle on vinyl…Side B was scratched up and worn out before it was all over.

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: 432 Hz(2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9664
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    This is for Morpheus…and anyone else.

    Full 23 1/2 minute song @ 432 Mhz, not split into two parts as it was on the Live From Pompeii DVD. Says it’s a 2011 remaster…

    Echoes

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

    in reply to: But What Are YOU Listening To Now? (2nd Thread – NO EMBEDS) #9663
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    Sorrow

    The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land
    Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky:
    A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers,
    But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking

    He’s haunted by the memory of a lost paradise
    In his youth or a dream, he can’t be precise
    He’s chained forever to a world that’s departed
    It’s not enough, it’s not enough

    His blood has frozen & curdled with fright
    His knees have trembled & given way in the night
    His hand has weakened at the moment of truth
    His step has faltered

    One world, one soul
    Time pass, the river rolls

    It’s not enough it’s not enough
    His hand has faltered
    …. …. ……

    And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication
    And silent replies that swirl invitation
    Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea
    A grim intimation of what is to be

    There’s an unceasing wind that blows through this night
    And there’s dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight
    There’s a silence that speaks so much louder than words,
    Of promises broken

    "There is a dream dreaming all of us." ~ Kalahari Bushmen

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