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Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

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Cognitive Dissonance

 

My apologies for being absent for the last week or so, but we have a lot going on at the moment. As you can see from the picture above, things are finally greening up here on top of the mountain. While we may by just a dozen or so miles north of the North Carolina border, living at an elevation of 3,000 feet means we experience a climate similar to locales several hundred miles further north and much nearer to sea level.

Mrs. Cog has been busy with her crafts while juggling the planting of early lettuce, cabbage and kale. While our weather has turned decidedly warmer of late, with daytime highs in the 60’s and low 70’s and lows in the mid 40’s to low 50’s, Mother Nature can still throw us a curve ball with one last killing frost. Continue reading Spring Has Sprung

First Impression

First Impression

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Cognitive Dissonance

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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression!"

 The earliest attribution for this quote is a 1966 advertising slogan in an ad for Botany Suits.

 

We have a new neighbor…which is a big deal around here, since we have so few neighbors to begin with. As we like to say, we live at the end of a dirt road off of a dirt road off of a paved road out in the middle of nowhere. Our two dirt roads, each a mile long, are home to six houses, three of which are not presently occupied. Make that two, now that we have new neighbors.

Actually they have not moved in yet, having closed the purchase earlier this past week. They told the realtor there was much to do to the place before they moved in. While I am pleased the house will once again be a home to someone, rather than just another vacant box, I am also a little sad with the prospect. For the last 2½ years I have been the resident caretaker of the house and land and have come to know it well inside and out. Continue reading First Impression

Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 4 – Polarized and Very Very Prickly

(I now have a Patreon presence and post exclusive content there for Patreon supporters only. Considering the $5 monthly Patron support reward is membership to Two Ice Floes, it's only fair I also post my exclusive Patreon content here for the enjoyment of my Two Ice Floes membership.

If you wish to read the Patreon Newsletter, but don't want to become a Two Ice Floes member, pop over to my Patreon page and become a $3 or more monthly supporter of Cognitive Dissonance. Or click the Patreon button on the upper left sidebar of this website. Thank you.)

Cognitive Dissonance

02/21/2017

Cognitive Dissonance

Once again the masters of the universe have managed to divide and control the US population in order to distract most from the continued looting and financial oppression of the middle class. Only this time they have been forced to blatantly align most of the mainstream press and the surveillance ‘services’ against one ‘side’ in order to polarize both.

You would think “We the Polarized” would wise up to these divide and control techniques, but sadly we do not. And I suspect ‘we’ never will, at least not for this iteration of the mind meme manipulation game. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 4 – Polarized and Very Very Prickly

Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 3 – Belief Systems and Consensus Thinking

(I now have a Patreon presence and post exclusive content there for Patreon supporters only. Considering the $5 monthly Patron support reward is membership to Two Ice Floes, it's only fair I also post my exclusive Patreon content here for the enjoyment of my Two Ice Floes membership.

If you wish to read the Patreon Newsletter, but don't want to become a Two Ice Floes member, pop over to my Patreon page and become a $3 or more monthly supporter of Cognitive Dissonance. Or click the Patreon button on the upper left sidebar of this website. Thank you.)

Cognitive Dissonance

02/12/2017

Cognitive Dissonance

I grew up in Southern New England, a predominantly ‘liberal’ region of the US then as now. Nearly 20 years ago I moved to the mid Atlantic region of the US, best described as mixed in political persuasion, though trending towards ‘liberal’ in the major population centers. Get out of the cities though, and it is most definitely more ‘conservative’. This is where I’ve lived for most of the past 20 years.

It is important to understand that definitions, including those of the political ilk, morph and change over time. What was once considered ‘conservative’ 50 years ago would in many respects be considered ultra conservative or alt-right today. The same goes for what society considers ‘liberal’ today verses decades ago. Mix in state and regional variations and one quickly understands that if located in any other part of the world, the ‘United States’ would be viewed as six or seven different countries united by common heritage and economics. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 3 – Belief Systems and Consensus Thinking

Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 2 – Yes, We Have No Bananas

(I now have a Patreon presence and post exclusive content there for Patreon supporters only. Considering the $5 monthly Patron support reward is membership to Two Ice Floes, it's only fair I also post my exclusive Patreon content here for the enjoyment of my Two Ice Floes membership.

If you wish to read the Patreon Newsletter, but don't want to become a Two Ice Floes member, pop over to my Patreon page and become a $3 or more monthly supporter of Cognitive Dissonance. Or click the Patreon button on the upper left sidebar of this website. Thank you.)

Cognitive Dissonance

02/05/2017

Cognitive Dissonance

While we may not have an abundance of bananas, this doesn’t preclude us from being a Banana Republic. Just because the local DMV clerk doesn’t shake us down for a fin to ‘facilitate’ our transaction, or the local cop doesn’t demand a ten spot on the spot in exchange for a ‘verbal warning’ doesn’t mean graft, corruption, kickbacks and general Bananaery business isn’t present in these United Banana States of America. Continue reading Ψ – Patreon Newsletter # 2 – Yes, We Have No Bananas