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She's gone! Vanished! She had said I write a "lovely message" and we were a 98% match, but I think my photos were not pleasing, if only I had had olive skin and Jolie lips. Perhaps it was the too many cat pictures, not even my cat. My last two messages were answered in silence as is the custom here when there is no interest. But I'm sure none of this explains her absence. Maybe she just tired of this site, oh man I can sure believe that. Who doesn't tire of consuming profiles and being consumed as well. I miss her already, and I never even knew her. Not really. Yes I'm more than a little consumed! Well maybe she and her son are sitting barefoot on the sandy banks of the Mississippi skipping rocks and chasing frogs. I'll likely never really know. But now I'm afraid to click on another profile for then her last picture will disappear from my profile, and then only my memory will embrace her. Funny how we cling to what will never be and let go of what is! Yea she vanished all right.

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"...to rescue humanity from being sunken in what is self-indulgent, banal, and trivial, and to raise people’s eyes to the stars; as if we had quite forgotten splendor and magnificence, and were on the verge of finding satisfaction, like worms, in moist dirt."
PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT (1806) G.W.F.Hegel

[I secularized the quote a little, and oriented it to the 'real' world a teeny bit. I'm not Anti-worm, as a vegan I eschew a Diet of Worms!]

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"When coffee was over, Colonel Fitzwilliam reminded Elizabeth of having promised to play to him; and she sat down directly to the instrument. He drew a chair near her. Lady Catherine listened to half a song, and then talked, as before, to her other nephew; till the latter walked away from her, and moving with his usual deliberation towards the piano forte, stationed himself so as to command a full view of the fair performer's countenance. Elizabeth saw what he was doing, and at the first convenient pause, turned to him with an arch smile, and said,

``You mean to frighten me, Mr. Darcy, by coming in all this state to hear me? But I will not be alarmed though your sister does play so well. There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.''

``I shall not say that you are mistaken,'' he replied, ``because you could not really believe me to entertain any design of alarming you; and I have had the pleasure of your acquaintance long enough to know, that you find great enjoyment in occasionally professing opinions which in fact are not your own.''

Elizabeth laughed heartily at this picture of herself, and said to Colonel Fitzwilliam, ``Your cousin will give you a very pretty notion of me, and teach you not to believe a word I say. I am particularly unlucky in meeting with a person so well able to expose my real character, in a part of the world where I had hoped to pass myself off with some degree of credit. Indeed, Mr. Darcy, it is very ungenerous in you to mention all that you knew to my disadvantage in Hertfordshire -- and, give me leave to say, very impolitic too -- for it is provoking me to retaliate, and such things may come out, as will shock your relations to hear.''

``I am not afraid of you,'' said he, smilingly.

``Pray let me hear what you have to accuse him of,'' cried Colonel Fitzwilliam. ``I should like to know how he behaves among strangers.''

``You shall hear then -- but prepare yourself for something very dreadful. The first time of my ever seeing him in Hertfordshire, you must know, was at a ball -- and at this ball, what do you think he did? He danced only four dances! I am sorry to pain you -- but so it was. He danced only four dances, though gentlemen were scarce; and, to my certain knowledge, more than one young lady was sitting down in want of a partner. Mr. Darcy, you cannot deny the fact.''

``I had not at that time the honour of knowing any lady in the assembly beyond my own party.''

``True; and nobody can ever be introduced in a ball room. Well, Colonel Fitzwilliam, what do I play next? My fingers wait your orders.''

``Perhaps,'' said Darcy, ``I should have judged better, had I sought an introduction, but I am ill qualified to recommend myself to strangers.''

``Shall we ask your cousin the reason of this?'' said Elizabeth, still addressing Colonel Fitzwilliam. ``Shall we ask him why a man of sense and education, and who has lived in the world, is ill qualified to recommend himself to strangers?''

``I can answer your question,'' said Fitzwilliam, ``without applying to him. It is because he will not give himself the trouble.''

``I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,'' said Darcy, ``of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.''

``My fingers,'' said Elizabeth, ``do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women's do. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault -- because I would not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman's of superior execution.''

Darcy smiled, and said, ``You are perfectly right. You have employed your time much better. No one admitted to the privilege of hearing you, can think any thing wanting. We neither of us perform to strangers.'' " PnP Chap. XXXI

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". . . Capital is not a thing, but rather a definite social production relation, belonging to a definite historical formation of society, which is manifested in a thing and lends this thing a specific social character. Capital is not the sum of the material and produced means of production. Capital is rather the means of production transformed into capital, which in themselves are no more capital than gold or silver in itself is money. It is the means of production monopolised by a certain section of society, confronting living labour-power as products and working conditions rendered independent of this very labour-power, which are personified through this antithesis in capital." vol 3, ch48

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Democrats
Vs republicans, i.e. New World Order Lite Vs New World Order Classic,
bigger pillows and more leg room with the light version, but the
destination is the same.

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Curious how much faith there is in religion and so little in people!

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“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own
way.” ― Anna Karenina

I don't know if this is true, but it is certainly a very memorable
opening sentence! Are the varieties of social discord more numerous than
those of harmony? Perhaps generally evil comes in more flavors than
good? Though one might say evil in it's essence like goodness is
singular, that would mean evil simply has more masks from which to
choose. Perhaps underneath all those guises is the absence of love?

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(Flash! This just in : "Iowa college says squirrel vandalized bicycle" More on this developing story:
"ESTHERVILLE, Iowa | A squirrel roaming a community college in northern Iowa has become the No. 1 suspect in a vandalized bicycle incident.
Officials at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville say the rodent chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in the span of two days beginning Wednesday.
The bicycle owner, an associate math professor, reported the incidents to Estherville police. Another professor later came forward with a photo that shows the squirrel attacking the bike.
A school spokeswoman says the photo helps solve the mystery of how the bicycle was vandalized without witnesses seeing a suspect.
The professor has since parked his bicycle indoors."
[ http://www.westplainsdailyquill.net/features/people/article_7c5a7e08-40dc-11e3-9666-001a4bcf6878.html ]

Concerned citizens are asking whether it was a lone chewer, or whether other chewers may've been involved. Until a conspiracy has been ruled out members of the community are asked to stay indoors and report any suspicious chewing to the local authorities. The town is under Martial Law Lock Down from dusk to dawn. ESTHERVILLE residents have been ordered not to chew during the course of the investigation and to rely on Hamburger smoothies, steak shakes, Chicken slurpies, or fish floats. Oster Corp. has donated 5,000 blenders during the crisis to the besieged citizens of ESTHERVILLE. Chewing experts from FBI headquarters in Quantico Virgina have been called in. Initial investigations indicate some of the chewing was accomplished with untraceable dentures, which authorities say may prevent us from ever knowing the actual number of chewers involved.

The professor photographing the incident, and allegedly inciting the squirrel, has been arrested as an accessory after the fact, and for contributing to the delinquency of a squirrel! At this time it is not known whether the pair were in cahoots, alternately taking turns chewing the bicycle and photographing one another. So far the 2 have only been charged with class 1 felony chewing. The camera has been seized and is undergoing forensic examination for incriminating or exculpatory evidence. Further charges may be invoked if it can be established that this act was part of a broader conspiracy involving clandestine services of a foreign power.

Neo-con terrorism expert Moshe Zi Nizt from the Brookings Institute maintain that this incident has all the hallmarks of North Korean terrorism! He argues that Homeland Security should be called in immediately and that N. Korea should be bummed with tactical Chicken McNugget Mix, anti-personnel Bubble Gum, and conventional Pepsi for retaliation. Those Reds will finally be wiped off the face of the planet with SAD. [SAD = Standard American Diet] Also N. Korean Premiere Kim Jong should have his Xbox account deleted by Micro$oft and Zappos should cancel all of his orders for Elvis Platform shoes. He must be taught a lesson, America doesn't kid around! N. Korea obviously thought that by using chewing as a means of terrorism their connection to the incident would be obscured. We in America are not so stupid! Their objective was obviously to prevent the math professor from reaching class by destroying his tires, or failing that to cause hemorrhoids in the unsuspecting teacher by the friction of an IRREGULAR seat. Imagine Koreans trying to undermine the sanctity of American Mathematics and destroy the U.S. scientific edge in the world! I'm truly appalled! Can it really be that the Koreans are unaware that we in the USA have massive stock PILES of Preparation H! Yankee ingenuity does it again!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Saddened and Horrified as the world does nothing while ethnic cleansing is brutally carried out by the thieves of Palestine.

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Apparently
my good old friend Eustus T. Periwinkle III was heard to say: '"Reality" is
only just a word'
Dumbstruck I immediately began wondering what the devil Eustus meant by
this!

So I started pondering this idea as Eustus wouldn't have said so unless
it were very deep and profound. Unfortunately I'm kind of simple minded,
so you'll bear with me as I plod along.

Well first off I thought: Not only is "reality" just a word, but so is: "Earth", "deity', "money", "sex", or "Box" 'just' words.
One has to agree with such a trite observation, and I'm inclined to also think so what??

' “Reality” is only just a word. ' is only just a sentence!

"Reality" is only just 7 letters. Of course people who can't spell might
have a larger "reality". It sometimes pays to be stupid!

The Russians use the word "действительность" wow that's over twice as
long as our word. Guess I understand now what the cold war was all
about, their word was bigger than ours! Sneaky Rooskies! Word War III!

Now when J.J. said: '"Freedom" is just another word for "Nothing left to
lose"'. She didn't get us into the mess Eustus has created here, for
she was using talk about words to talk about their meanings. We can deal
with that, we can agree or disagree, and say why. But Eustus hasn't
helped us at all, because literally what he says is undeniably true and
monstrously trivial.

Maybe he meant to say something about reality, rather than the word
"reality"? Did he mean to say: 'Reality itself is only just a word?' Wow
that would be goofy as hell! I always thought that I was a person,
turns out Eustus thinks I'm just a word, and so are you! Get the
thorazine Eustus sounds more schizo than the guy who thought his wife
was a hat! Nope Eustus couldn't mean that for this is the elementary
blunder of mistaking the sign for what the sign signifies and Ferdy
clarified that distinction for us all way back when. I'm lost again!

So what was Eustus really trying to say? Was it something he thought was
REALLY true? I'm stumped. Let me try and start afresh!

"I love you!" is only just words??? Just words??? Try telling your wife
that they're just words after you forgot to tell her that on your
anniversary! When you come home and find all your stuff dumped in the
street and the door lock has been changed you'll be thinking: "Just
Words!...yea sure!"

"Words are deeds!" L.W.

But come to think of it Eustus's assertions are only just words too.

Hey I think I'm onto something. Now I wonder when Eustus says 'just a
word' we need to ask just a word as opposed to what? Perhaps he means as
opposed to gibberish, such as: "fuyuihiojml".? Which of course is not a
word, but a meaningless sequence of letters.

"Murder" is only just a word.
"Starvation" is only just a word.
"Fascism" is only just a word.
"Cancer" is only just a word.
"War" is only just a word.

Seems to me talk like this isn't really talk about the word "xxxx" but
rather an attempt to trivialize to what xxxx signifies. Kind of like
saying xxxx is only 'in your head.'

Aha Eustus didn't really want tell us something silly that we all know,
he wasn't really speaking about words at all. He wasn't trying to school
us in banal truths in linguistics, but instead wanted to give us
profound truths of metaphysics and epistemology. Very cagey that Eustus!
I think Eustus really wanted to say something about reality like "There
ain't no reality" or even "Reality ain't real!" Maybe this captures his meaning: The word "reality" doesn't REALLY [???] refer to anything REAL! One problem is that
what he said presupposes, at the very least, and likely way more, the
reality of his words! And words can't just hang in thin air, or The
Ether if you prefer. Words require a people who use them in their lives,
a culture, or set of practices wherein they derive their role. Words
require a social reality.

Well I know Eustus probably read or heard this somewhere and didn't have
a fully spelled out theory. The motivations for such views are almost
always fueled by a religious agenda, an agenda that seeks to deprecate
the 'actual world' by calling it: 'unreal', 'vulgar', 'mundane',
'Earthly', 'imperfect', 'finite', 'illusory', 'sinful', [or 'new
age'/pseudo-physics modern variants: a hologram, a simulation] etc..
That is stage one of the agenda. Next the program sells you on the idea
of a super-real realm, the 'supernatural', where one will have 'eternal
life'. [Maybe I'll get that date with Kimmi after all!] How attractive
is that? To be reunited with loved ones and forgiven for all ones
transgressions! Too good to be true! It's fruitless to
argue over the truth of myths or fairy tales, since no common framework exists for the disputants, indeed the 'literal belief in myths' is ultimately not only the rejection of rationality, but also of truth itself. But were we to suppose that a god or gods existed I would say, judging by the
state of the 'union' [i.e. the world], it or they would be much more
like how the x-tians describe satan...a real omnifucker!

But all of these ontological issues distract from the paramount issue. Namely that the salient function of religion is to inculcate social
conformity, either by inducing acquiescence, or fanatic devotion, to the
state. And by 'offering' an after-life religions seek to diminish the importance of changing our world NOW! ...the narcotic effect noted in 1848.

Whether one chooses to describe the world as 'real' or not makes little
difference. Regardless of what WORDS one chooses one still will be
evicted for not paying rent, falling of off your bike still hurts, the
IRS will hunt you down if you owe, and not eating food will lead to
starvation. Try looking at a malnourished child and convincing yourself
that "hunger" is only a word. None too easy a thing to do if you're not a
psychopath.

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What is in a name and why I am not an 'atheist'. Atheists have been invaluable in combating the political influence of religions and therefore have been a very positive and necessary historical force. However atheists usually want to argue about whether gods exist. I have no interest in that question. I'm interested in the history of religions and their sociological function to pacify the population and divert attention from ruling elites. In my view 'denying god's existence' lends far too much credibility/intelligibility to pseudo-issues & irrelevancies. The atheist merely demonstrates his credulity when he stoops to disprove fairy tales! Hence I am an 'Areligionist' not an atheist.

The task to be taken up is the critique of religions via their actual history and sociology not to be distracted by their a priori metaphysical speculations or supernatural musings, though the actual social function of these latter ideas is of immense interest. When atheists debate religious followers philosophically they fail to preform these tasks and thereby let supernaturalist zealots set the agenda. It is true that the philosophical debate is not without value as it may sometimes serve to deprogram believers and dissuade agnostics from succumbing to religious recruitment. But when the philosophical debate is the exclusive focus of atheists it becomes a mere civil intellectual past-time that makes religions appear benign precisely because their sordid history is ignored.

Religions are to be negated not by philosophy but through revealing their history.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing
nothing! Shape Shifting, see for yoself! Fixing computers! Turning off
visitors to my profile with my sense of humor!

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"If a lion could speak, we would not understand him." Well, is that like
this: if an Ancient Sumerian could speak. we would not understand him?
Or perhaps this is more similar: If an alien could speak, we would not
understand him? What's the issue here? And remember "would not" could be
fixed by "Lionese for Dummies", so should we say 'COULD not' instead,
then a lionese lexicon is impossible! But if impossible why say the lion
is speaking [a language]? After all 'language' is our concept, our
cultural artifact, we constructed the notion. In order to be a language
the phenomenon must resemble 'human' languages, i.e. what we CALL
"language[s]". Untranslatability counts in the ledger as undermining the
aptness of our calling something a language. See the remarks in Zettel
#320.

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"The more deeply we go back into history, the more does the individual, and hence also the producing individual, appear as dependent, as belonging to a greater whole: in a still quite natural way in the family and in the family expanded into the clan; then later in the various forms of communal society arising out of the antitheses and fusions of the clan. Only in the eighteenth century, in ‘civil society’, do the various forms of social connectedness confront the individual as a mere means towards his private purposes, as external necessity. But the epoch which produces this standpoint, that of the isolated individual, is also precisely that of the hitherto most developed social (from this standpoint, general) relations. The human being is in the most literal sense a social animal [zoon politikon] not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society. Production by an isolated individual outside society – a rare exception which may well occur when a civilized person in whom the social forces are already dynamically present is cast by accident into the wilderness – is as much of an absurdity as is the development of language without individuals living together and talking to each other." Grundrisse 1857-58
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well the first thing noticed on okcupid is that: "Praise be to Jesus, another Jaguar visited my profile....HIDE!"

But hey how'd you know it was Jesus Anyway? Maybe it weren't jes Jesus, and perhaps it was a wee bit more complicated than that. Just maybe eh? Have you heard of The Dude, well if not it's time ya did! Because actually it was The Dude whom told Jesus and his bro Pepe to tell me to visit your profile n' check out your baby blues whenever they saw me again. [And don't interrupt with: "I've got brown eyes mister!"] And guess what, the very next time I came slinkin by their shoe shine stand they tell me that the Dude says I oughtta visit your profile. I know you're asking why a Jaguar with paws would need to frequent shoeshine stands! Think spots not paws! Ya see Leopards [or am I a Jaguar?] need to have boot black dabbed on their spots every other full moon otherwise they bleach out. If that were to happen I'd be mistook for an American Puma and get deported from Africa. N' of course I get all my boot black at their shoeshine stand. At this point you're probably wondering why The Dude didn't tell me all this himself, but he an I ain't speaking on account of his ma said I ate all their gol dang rabbits, which The Dude knows ain't true but he can't go agin his ole ma. So fer the time bein we're incommunicado. [Wow this mythical sjit sure gets complicated!] So I dropped by your profile and lo n' behold there were those GORGEOUS blue ["brown!" whatever!] eyes Jesus & Pepe told me about. MY MY WHAT BERRY BERRY PRETTY eyes you have my dear! Opps that's another Fairy Tale! [For more on The Dude, see Duderonmy.]

Now I don't know if you've noticed but this is all Exxtremely ironikal don't ya think? And that's precisely what my buddy Atlantis Morsellet thought when she heard about all this convoluted crap. I mean ironikal that Pepe and Jesus are runnin a Shoe shine stand and fly-by-night shoe repair biz, with Pepe doin the polishin and Jesus doin the repair work. BTW Jesus prefers to be called "B'Jesus", so he don't confuse the x-tians, you know cuz of all that second-coming stuff. Whoa Nellie! Don't get too excited it's a christian 'ectasy' not multiple orgasms. Ya see christians don't mean what normal folk mean by 'ectasy', for them it's having 50 or 60 arrows stuck in your chest and hallucinating about all-powerful wizards, oh yea and the fun of having just slaughtered 60,000 Inca so you can bring them closer to god. Nothing like killin someone to bring them closer to [your] god! And good christians that they are, they ship all those 60,000 saved souls possessions back to the Vatican for safe keepin so the men in the pointy hats and silk dresses will have something to do other than sodomizing choirboys. Not only do they save your soul, they save your money too, true christian charity! But I digress too much! Well the irony is that the mythical Jesus saved souls, whereas B'Jesus actually saves soles. An he don't kill nobody to do it! Ironikal, don't cha think? Like rain on your wedding day or flies in your chardonay! Haven't exactly had that last one happen, though I did spill some wine on my fly once. Oh never mind that, now that I think about it it was beer, not chardonay. Rumor has it I dislike wine anyhow.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite
Quote: "Capitalism makes economic cannibals of people, and then
confuses Economic Cannibalism for 'human nature'."

Beethoven I, Beethoven II, *Beethoven III, Beethoven IV, **Beethoven V, ***Beethoven VI, *Beethoven VII, *Beethoven VIII, & **Beethoven IX, Missa Solemnis.

Mozart's Don Giovanni (1979; Filmed on location in Venice, Vicenza, Italy) & (K. 626)

Handel's Messiah, Tales of Hoffman.

Also Franz [Sherbert not Lisp!], Antonio, and Luigi Boccherini's Cello Sonatas.

Vivaldi - Bajazet - Elina Garanča
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DO6S60OaE4
Elina Garanca "Habanera" Carmen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGFUKsv1epk

Absolutely love watching first auditions of female singers in the Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Kazahkstan x-factor shows on youtube.
Stela Petrova - Price Tag (Bulgaria)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGuumJ-j0ao
Suzanne Abdullah - Halo (Beyonce) (Ukraine)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugepOpOGnk
موهبة بنت جميلة جدا تدهش الجمهور - Chelsea Redfern [UK]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYW99fkUnO4
Lucy Spraggan's Bootcamp performance - Tea And Toast - The X Factor UK 2012 (Her OWN song!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egBlPQpo6H4
Ashly Williams' Emotional "I Will Always Love You" Prompts Tears - THE X FACTOR USA 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4_vFAZgL4E
Bella Ferraro - Audition - The X Factor Australia 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u96YmH5fiY
Anna Khokhlova (Beyonce - If I Were A Boy) Х - ФАКТОР 3 - 20.10.12 Анна Хохлова
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ev8j_4eBkA
Rachel Potter - Proves Her Point with "Somebody to Love" by Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq0h_0PwnGE
Mihaela Fileva - The X factor Bulgaria 2011 - Live Show 04.10.2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf7t4yYeyew
Danie Geimer - Bookworm Turned X Factor Superstar! - THE X FACTOR USA 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtt6RBBGTQ
Random Girl in the mall blows everyone away at the karaokemachine singing Whitney Houston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VBbErzAYQw

Books, Books, and more Books!
Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Vol. I. What Really Causes Aids?, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Philosophical Investigations, On Certainty, The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction [Molestation/Sexual Assault] Theory (1984) by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, Scepticism, Rules and Language - Gordon Baker and P. M. S. Hacker, Ishi: Last of his Tribe, The Blue & Brown Books, Debunking 911 Debunking!, Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism, Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions, Thou Shall Not Be Aware, Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Auto De Fe, Arthur Schnitzler, Who Killed Kennedy, Rush to Judgement, On the Trail of the AssassinS, The Idea of a Social Science, Naming & Necessity, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Wittgenstein's Vienna, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Black Elk Speaks, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (1953), Cancer: Disease of Civilization, The China Study, The Mask of Sanity [5th ed., 1988], Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Narcissus & Goldmund, Demian, The Jew of Linz by Kimberly Cornish, The Big Bang Never Happened, Elaine Pagel's The Gnostic Gospels.

On deck in the Kindle:

Agrarian Origins of Capitalism - Wood: http://monthlyreview.org/1998/07/01/the-agrarian-origins-of-capitalism/
Seeds of Destruction, Merchants of Doubt, Doubt is Our Product, Capital Vol. 2, 3, Grundrisse, Theories of Surplus Value, Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience by Bennet & P. M. S. Hacker, Magic & Witchcraft Among the Azande, The Waste Makers, The Hidden Persuaders, Silent Spring, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The Origin of Species, The Secret Life of Plants, Contributions to the Critique of Political Economy, The Politics of Cancer 2nd ed., Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, The Robber Barons, World Without Cancer, A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole, The Mass Psychology of Fascism, Wealth of Nations, Ten Days That Shook the World, Down to the Wire, The Man Without Qualities, Philosophy of Right, Jesus Never Existed, The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus, Phenomenology of Spirit, The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach, History of the Russian Revolution - Lev Bronstein, V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, The Crying of Lot 49, Flannery O’Connor Wiseblood.

Moffies I like:
The Syrian Bride, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Swedish version, aka Men Who Hate Women!], The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Duma, Immortal Beloved, Ginger & Cinnamon, Pride & Prejudice[1995], Sense & Sensibility[BBC], Emma[BBC], Persuasion, They Live, Photographing Faeries, A Room with a View, The Awakening, Siddhartha, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, He Walked By Night, The Third Man, The Snow Walker, La Femme Nikita (1990), Vanity Fair, X-Files [TV series], The Avengers [the TV series w/ Diana Rigg, not the movie.], The Prisoner [TV series w/ Patrick McGoohan], Bleak House, Liquid Sky, Blade Runner, Brazil, After Hours, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, Tie Me Up; Tie Me Down, Last Night (1998), Niagara, The Conformist, Heartbreakers, Office Space, The Village (2004), To Live and Die in L.A., Winged Migration, La Dolce Vita, Gilda, Laura, The Man Who Never Was, Steppenwolf, Blow-up, Career Opportunities, The Blue Max, Secretary, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Inception, THX1138, The Swimmer, Seven Days In May, The Day of the Jackal, Silver Linings Playbook, The Conversation, Hard Candy, Kika, Tron, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Time Bandits, Dark City[1998], Baghdad Cafe, Bubba Ho-Tep, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Prince of Darkness, The Keep, The Tao of Steve, The Mothman Prophecies, The List of Adrian Messenger.

Food:
Palestinian, Syrian or other Arabic cuisine , also: Greek, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, India, Mexican. Actually nearly any food as long as it's vegetarian and I didn't make it!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Let's
substitute with a more interesting question. What are the six means
ruling classes/Oligarchies/ 'elites' could never do without to enforce
& maintain social control. [In non-numerological order;-]

26. Fear - Either in the form of the threat of violence or
incarceration. I.e. the 'legal' system.
3. Violence - "[The state ] upholds the claim to the monopoly of the
legitimate use of violence in the enforcement of its order." [Max Weber]
Of course the circularity of this notion of "legitimate" should be
readily apparent. Since the state acknowledges no outside arbiter of law
[religious fairy tales notwithstanding!], and trains it's own justices
to define and circumscribe what is legitimate, legitimate becomes what
the state wants it to be. There is a very mild constraint here in that
the state once it has laid down rules, i.e. laws, it sometimes must
suffer and conform to it's own rules. But the state also has a plethora
of highly trained functionaries, 'legal experts', to seek out loopholes
and concoct exceptions to any law. If all else fails covert murder is
employed. So in reality the state is merely that entity which has the
monopoly of violence in a given region. Globalisation or "the New World
Order" is merely the extension of these principles world wide to enable
'elites' final control of the entire planet as the nation state becomes
obsolete. A lot happens while we're sleeping!
7. Ideology - Patriotism, nationalism, freedom & democracy,
religious fundamentalism, etc. etc.
1. Media - Distractions TV, Music, the Kardashians [My personal
favorite, I love Kim...sigh!], Internet, Youtube, okcupid, Video games,
Movies, other celebrities, sports
6. Disinformation - News, CIA, Books, Newspapers, lies.
4. Status - The quest and pursuit of social standing, fame, celebrity,
2. Money - Especially the lack of. [If I had enough money I could take
Kim Kardashian on a date and would no longer need okcupid.] Our need to
secure money for shelter, clothing, and food keeps us fairly busy! And
we need 8 hours sleep, must work 8 hours a day, 6 hours for the evening
news, dinner, and a few martinis, only leaves 2 hours a day for
revolution! [Well 1 1/2 hours actually I forgot about the state mandated
2 x 15 minute snack breaks! We can't have a Revolution that breaks the
law!] What about weekends? No good, we need to watch Saturday cartoons,
college football, go to the bar, or get laid. I don't know about you but
I sure as hell ain't giving up my weekend for revolution!
23. Deprivation - Needs and wants, advertising, marketing, consumerism,
psychology and sociology in the employ of social engineers.
76. War - The perpetual external threat to control the domestic
population and forestall civil 'disobedience'.
55. Stupefying Chemicals - Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Hemp, Alcohol, etc.
[Please don't say caffeine, pretty please, with cream and sugar on it!]
62. To be continued.......

Back to the regular mindless programming!

I. Italian Roast Beans
II. Grinder
III. Stovetop Espresso Machine
IV. Water
V. Source of Heat
VI. Demitasse Cup
VII. Pickled Jalapenos [Relax, I don't eat them with coffee!]

First Alternates:
Food
Cayenne
Hot Sauce
Dijon Mustard
Garlic + Onions
Dark Sjokolade
Organic Soybeans
Gluten!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
JUST A WORD

"'Terrorist' is just a word, one I wish I'd never heard
When it's used to vilify, without the need to question why
Only fools would swift condemn, that which has not befallen them
Until you know what lies behind, the actions of a tortured mind

Thank your God for sparing you, the suffering others have lived through
Where are the cries of just demand, for Arabs driven from their land?
Blame the victim, turn the cheek, praise the bully, kick the weak!
Mock the man who truth does speak

Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy, greed, corruption, torture, lies!
Blair invasion, sly persuasion, annihilation, massacred nation
Keep on running, karma's coming!
Money talks, truth walks, oil spills, greed kills

Tide is turning, London's burning!
Bombs will fall and blood will flow, as sure as my own name I know
Until corrupt dictators go, brutal, rotten, to the core
Their day has come, they rule no more

Show me the man who will not fight, to save his child, his home, his right!
You can call him what you like, you're not in his sorry plight
Cowards stay and Martyrs go, I know not where, but this I know
Speak your truth and stand your ground, fight your corner

When all around, point the finger, purse the lips, pin the label, 'Terrorist'!
Just a word, but one that sticks, even when the cap don't fit
But for the grace of God go I, remember that, before you cry

False accusation, names of shame, at those who may not be to blame,
Their crime, refused to play the game, of meek acceptance, dumbing down,
Your life, your choice; Warrior / Clown"

- Mhara Costello

Or

Why is there something rather than nothing?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Wondering why am I doing nothing rather than something.

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"None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship." Hermann Goering
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Pondering the tragedy of libertarians and other 'free market' devotees in their utter failure to see the historical inexoribility of monopoly capitalism, with it's corollary of extreme concentration of wealth and power so glaringly apparent today, from its nascent point of departure. This total failure of understanding is due to their having an 18th century view of capitalism, the perspective of the shopkeeper and of Adam Smith. As they try to root out communists and socialists the real threat to freedom is blithely overlooked, i.e. the super rich ruling elites. Libertarians and the populist right's complete failure to understand capitalism could not be captured better than in their view that Obama is a socialist and their concomitant blindness to the fact that Obama is carrying out the same foreign policy as their 'hero' George W. Bush [i.e. Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rumsfeld]. Their proposed remedy to our current 'socialism' is a return to the idylls of the 18th century shopkeeper oblivious to the fact that such a fanciful return, were it possible, would lead just as inevitably to a destination very much like where we are today: monopoly capitalism and the concentration of wealth in the hands of a very few. The social dynamics or 'laws' of capitalism guarantee the inevitability of that outcome. By being eternally trapped in the very concepts that guarantee our perpetual enslavement, that of individualism and 'free markets', they can offer no viable critique of capitalism, indeed none is possible with these ideological, and for that reason distorted, concepts which are designed precisely to buttress capitalism and forestall any such critique. And that facet explains why they see the problem as one of communism rather than capitalism! That the ideological concepts serve only to make the dynamics and workings of capital opaque has no better demonstration of effectiveness than the idea of a communist Obama. And as the populist right scurry about ironically rooting out 'commies', oblivious to the significance of the 'end' of the 'cold war' and the world wide consolidation of capital, known as globalization, our controlling elites must be having a self-congratulatory chuckle at the spectacle sipping brandy smoking fine Cuban Cigars pondering where to have the next war!

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The New World Order is simply the political expression of Globalization, which is none other than the the total subordination of the planet to the exclusive dominance of capital.

This process of the final capitalization of the World, reminds me of this:
"No social order is ever destroyed before all the productive forces for which it is sufficient have been developed, and new superior relations of production never replace older ones before the material conditions for their existence have matured within the framework of the old society. " 1859
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I talk to Ravens, Crows, and Jays. Really!

D.O.B.=1953

"They had no conversation together, no intercourse but what the commonest civility required. Once so much to each other! Now nothing! There had been a time, when of all the large party now filling the drawing-room at Uppercross, they would have found it most difficult to cease to speak to one another. ...there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement. "
PERSUASION
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I'm in my element when out and about in the great outdoors: photographing birds on Sauvie Isle, bicycling out NW Skyline Blvd., or a midnight hike in Forest Park on a clear Winter Night under the Full Moon. I tend to be a home body when its raining, and love to unfurl in an easy chair and watch movies til late at night. P.S. None of my friends are vegetarian, so you needn't feel that you should be one for my sake either. ...that would be rather silly!

You should contact me also:

If you could live without the "Oxford Comma", and ran out of 'bonus points' in the 3rd grade.
Don't have a bucket list. Would date someone even if they wear white socks in sandals, or has a shirtless bathroom selfie, though it's/its ok if you refrain from dating anyone with a sans pants selfie or wears white socks over their sandals.
You're/your/yer not a 'foodie'. And speaking of food you haven't fallen for a low-carb or gluten-free diet, or the anti [organic, non-GMO] soy campaign of the Weston Price Foundation [A lobbying group for organic meat and dairy interests.] Nor do you have an 'omnivore's' enema!
You promise not t be my partner in crime, don't use the phrase: "comfortable in your own skin", are not a work in progress, though you may still be Under Construction!
Never heard of Pablo Neruda, David Sedaris, Haruki Marukami, Eckhart Tolle, Vlad the Nabokov, or The Game of Thrones.
Don't have a picture of yourself with Machu Picchu [gesundheit!], Taj Mahal, Teotihuacan, or Tulum in the background. You're profile don't get two bothered by the missuse of to/too/two and tu tu's.
And could care less about reading : The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lolita, or A Hundred Years of Solitude.
And Madmen, Breaking Bad, David Lynch, Coen Brothers, Wim Wenders, Asian Anime, and Jim Jarmusch all make you barf in High Def. Cinemascopic True Living Color!
Understand that the question: "the most private thing you'll admit [in public]" is NOT paradoxical. You've memorized the Periodic Table up to Lithium. Like me you think "Carp Diem" is French for "Fish Dead".
At least one of your selfies was taken in a bathroom by greys utilizing their latest SPSG [i.e. a Synchronous Photon Structure Grapholator ]! And FINALLY eschatologically you realize Life ends in Death, so you take it and yourself very seriously!

If you LOVE cats please ignore the above list!

“It is not what we say or feel that makes us what we are. It is what we do...or fail to do."
Sense and Sensibility [BBC 2007]