BenTrem tweeted on 2010-11-05

  • Ralph Reed (TeaBagger) just said it on CNN: the employment gains from Obama's policies don't count. Cuz there were huge losses before. D'uhh #
  • Bush and friends spiked the economy. Crackers are angry cuz Dems didn't pull a loaves and fishes. #insanity #matrix #borg #doom #
  • @digiphile … drawbridge to raise if some barbarian should get too close to the inner circle. So to speak. ;-p in reply to digiphile #
  • Authoritarian capitalism doesn't work? Look at China. Socialistic capitalism doesn't work? Look at Brasil. Look to facts for truth. meh #
  • Frustrating to be a mere tool-smythe at a time when the intelligentsia are surrounded by fakers. (Would love chat w/Rose or Parker/Spitzer!) #
  • @TheDailyShow Hi – Would you ever host a panel as interview? Candidates: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11269 *grin* cheers in reply to TheDailyShow #
  • Who envisions best use of dB? Well, a visionary, of course. Who sees spread-sheet as crystal ball? Same. So …. who'd grok glasperlenspiel? #
  • @dfarber *knock knock* Secret password is "Square root of 42". RFE URL: you want http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/ cheers –ben in reply to dfarber #
  • Q: is grid-lock in DC "good for business"? I'm picking up 2 contrary vibes on this. #
  • To a TeaBagger, about "mind" – Think of a unicorn. Doesn't exist, right? In mind only. So optical illusions … tricky, right? Now, time … #
  • @AlecJRoss G'day Sir – For a mo' wondered what episode of WW you had been in. :-) Say, would "spreadsheet for ideas" count as innovation? #
  • Just thought through bodhisattva theory again. Folk think of it as moralistic and heh limp-wristed. It's so rock-solid pragmatic! #dharma #
  • Dunno if it's "penny stock" but I just heard a pitch by First Bauxite … lovely niche market … 2nd of 2 only suppliers! #
  • OMG artifacts found in India under Toba ash? But … that's 75K yrs ago. WTF! #
  • Courts allow us to try our claims, rights? But only a sub-set of claims. What about truth-claims, the activity of "truth-makers"? Strategia! #
  • Chris Matthews on Charlie Rose has refined my verbiage. I say that unthinking people are driven by "valence". He says driven by "symptoms". #
  • To "connect the dots" … that's meaningful, yes? So, now, what if the dots were rich beads? #grok #glasperlenspiel #
  • Progressives won!? "Blue Dog caucus lost more than half its members; Progressive Caucus only lost of 4 of 83" > http://bit.ly/cbymQx < IPS #
  • Folk rejected Dems cuz of financial theory? BS … the shoe pinched so they complained. I.e. symptoms / valence. Beware brown-shirts. #
  • @digiphile Diff: easy voting is like easy credit. I concentrate on better decision making i.e. informed vs well informed. #priorities in reply to digiphile #
  • Evidence nobody is interested in my "participatory deliberation"? Conventional power supported Obama's isolationism. #Gov2 my patootie. #
  • Not to put too fine a point on it: while Obama admin drifted out of touch A-list was back-slapping about open-gov comms; gimme a f'n break. #
  • @ponlop I would venture this: the Buddha's language (like yours, Rinpoche) was so pithy/earthy that it would easily translate w/o problem. in reply to ponlop #
  • @ponlop To elaborate slightly: He might use rhetoric (good form; poetic imagery; prose form) but would never ever use sophistry. __{*}__ #
  • @tylerdewar I return again & again to Candrakirti's "Lucid Exposition" but … like reading Heidegger in English, I want the original! :-) in reply to tylerdewar #
  • @chrisboutet Dang / wow. That's right up there with crushed heels. (I blew both … gotta luv morphine! *G*) in reply to chrisboutet #
  • In the game of _realpolitik_ isn't one bound to be out-gamed by the cynics? #psychopathy #
  • @corymiller303 Is "all part of the regular service", that sorta thing. "Compulsively tech_doc" is 1/2 my 1-line bio. !j/k … cheers –ben in reply to corymiller303 #
  • If you screw me by accident, harm? Dunno. If by mistake? Harm. Screw me on purpose?! I want my pound of flesh. #oligarchs #sophistry #borg #
  • @dfarber If I'm screwed by accident, tort? IMNSHO when screwed / lied to on purpose we're owed a pound of flesh. #oligarchs #sophistry #borg #
  • "TARP was a waste of money" … arguable. "TARP burdened us with debt" … bullshit. Sophistry. Skin someone / nail them to barn door! #borg #
  • Re-viewing videos on BP spill I see yet again oligarchs' technocrats not adopting best practices … again and again, as usual. Pathetic. #
  • "A very smart WH but a very insular WH; they don't want outside advice." Al Hunt (15JUN10) I tweet the same today and I'm a wanker? meh … #
  • Michael Moore joked about "Kumbaya, let's hold hands". Do you really think technocrats are working to democratize access to information?! #
  • @Lord_Marbury – Word is MLB is planning at least one exhibition game in London for next year. in reply to Lord_Marbury #
  • @Lord_Marbury – Word is MLB has plans for at least one exhibition game in London next year. #
  • Why did I call my blog "DAV and Docs"? Because I was painfully aware of what you were ignoring / glossing over, is why. *sigh* #
  • @tylerdewar Yes, Sprung/Boulder/1979. Say, sometime (by DM?) opine on dear Prof. Guenther? (Dined w/him at Gampo. Old-school gent.) TD in reply to tylerdewar #
  • @tylerdewar p.s. my fave "lost in translation": Dogen Zenji's _hi shiryo_ as non-thinking? "Think not thinking"? Zounds! *grin* cc: @ponlop in reply to tylerdewar #
  • Gee golly, Michael Moore agrees with me on lousy WH communications; see 7:45 ff > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39999464 < #
  • @chrisboutet Truly? My impression was, "Yepp, absolute agony … head full of purple/red/orange flames." *shrug* huh huh Truly weird/wired. in reply to chrisboutet #
  • @digiphile 1 of 2: Read in historiography; you'd love it. Ties into Habermas i.e. discourse as "truth-making". We cannot "know". :-) in reply to digiphile #
  • @digiphile 2 of 2: "Yawning need"? Sure. Army appreciated what I do; NORAD/SAC or CBC likewise. #Gov2 pffft I'm schlemiel; game's rigged. in reply to digiphile #
  • Gee golly, Michael Moore agrees with me on lousy WH communications; see 7:45 ff > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39999740 < #
  • @PhilBaumann 2 things I cite most often: 1) Habermas on discourse (ibid) and 2) Heidegger on _techne_ ("Essays on Technology") cheers! in reply to PhilBaumann #
  • @jianghomeshi Lateral – The Gabriel I keep on tap (for times like this?) http://tinyurl.com/2aw5dj4 p.s. please don't propagate ^5 in reply to jianghomeshi #
  • @jianghomeshi re: "pathetic"; just exchanged email w/David from "In The Field" about support for wounded warriors. A side time, ayepp. ^5 in reply to jianghomeshi #
  • @jianghomeshi p.s. "not lectured at"; Abby Hoffman was big on not guilting folk. Great tactic / not easy. (Do retrospectives!) cheers in reply to jianghomeshi #
  • @PhilBaumann We should chat somehow. (http://bentrem.sycks.net/wiki is open. Flaky, but open. *G*) "Praxis" always rule. Along w/karma. :-) in reply to PhilBaumann #
  • @PhilBaumann paper.li is /wey/ … luvly stuff. Are they in semi stealth mode? 3 of my 5 I routinely save to HD. in reply to PhilBaumann #
  • When I did silviculture I used a Jonsered 490. I didn't bla-blah about chainsaws; I restored Acadian forest. *glare* Get it? *Meh!* #
  • @AniPalmo *blink* Was "Making such assessments" a reply? I suspect Twitter let you down there. in reply to AniPalmo #
  • "Music and Life – Alan Watts" > http://bit.ly/cZ9x < via @PhilBaumann cc: @jianghomeshi ("Retrospective", n'est-ce pas? *G*) #
  • @Scobleizer You click 1283 times on FourSquare … without fearing how that might affect your credibility. Quite telling, nae? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • Watts makes a lovely point via mistaken physics > http://bit.ly/Qfbpc < Our perception of spectrum is circle, but the physics is "ribbon". #
  • @AniPalmo Long years of finding fault with everything / everyone has been practice … I'm my own Bengali tea-boy! :-) Tashi Delek KC: in reply to AniPalmo #
  • At 3:45 Watts comes close to the nut of it i.e. "mistaken beliefs concerning the nature of reality" > http://bit.ly/pnABk < (YouTube) #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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