BenTrem tweeted on 2011-01-10

  • A tad personal, but … years ago some friends invited me to AZ, to run their farm. I didn't speak truth; just said no. Not a chance. #
  • @FACLC You are /such/ a flake! in reply to FACLC #
  • @FACLC Violent insanity knows no affiliation? Sure, that's discourse. But your crap?! You use this as pretext to blame the left. //flake// in reply to FACLC #
  • @FACLC "Without justification" …. in your opinion. Which, to flakes like you, equates to evidence. You're just Canadian version of rabid. in reply to FACLC #
  • @FACLC Facts don't matter to you. I said /not a single word/ about Ludwig. But you pretend I did. Cracker. Alberta red-neck cracker. in reply to FACLC #
  • @pfanderson IMNSHO the fellow lost his balance. A combination of fantasy about "lucid dreaming" + concerns about constitution and currency. in reply to pfanderson #
  • @wilshipley Is why I've always been public. (Like posting images of me in demos.) I'm loud about democracy, but I ain't violent. in reply to wilshipley #
  • @FACLC "you instantly claimed to know the motivations of the Arizona shooter." Liar. Now you're blocked. I'm tired of right-wing trolls. in reply to FACLC #
  • @pfanderson A principle I came across in cog-psych: "just enough" … works with punishment as with "reality". We aren't as robust as once. in reply to pfanderson #
  • What I wrote instantly: http://bit.ly/f4Sw70 < Fits perfectly with "Reload" and "Break windows now". Your reply? I need my meds. /flake/ #
  • @heidiko44 Unfortunately that's no more than a list of extremes. The situation requires more synthesis than that. IMNSHO prob is epistemic. #
  • @pfanderson Are you familiar w/RD Laing? Gregory Bateson? In the "ravings" of the schizophrenic is some sort of internal logic. A thread. in reply to pfanderson #
  • *wh000t!* Broken-field running nets #SeaHawks 67yd TD!!! 11 point lead w/3:22 to go! #
  • In the moment (reading @FACLC's bile) I'm reminded how, ultimately, it's a matter of pessimism: absent faith in mere integrity, truth fails. #
  • @joshmull A local cracker brought up how two conservative politicians got pied. It truly is a sort of madness. in reply to joshmull #
  • @RevDannyFisher Didn't the Vidyadhara speak to low self-esteem? I love to hear Rinpoche on mundane despair. TD. in reply to RevDannyFisher #
  • New to me: WordCastNet.com – "Social Web Leads Gabrielle Gifford Shooting News" > http://bit.ly/eKL1Ct < #
  • @djkelly – Watching the Hawks I couldn't help flashing back to 3rd period with Canada's juniors … I got all shaky! ;) in reply to djkelly #
  • @_karmadorje Something that occurred to me when I was, like, 8: wounded people are hurtful. (Sadly, explains a lot of my misdeeds. KyeHo!) in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @_karmadorje I think compassion/solidarity is key: there go I; I recognize that emotion. But that all presumes realistic optimism. @mujaku in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @mujaku re: Hare – his work dis-confounded psychopath | sociopath. Amazingly, those terms are now, again, confounded. Not trivial! __{*}__ in reply to mujaku #
  • @SimonOstler FWIW yours is the first tweet on this that actually cites a source. thanks in reply to SimonOstler #
  • @SimonOstler Even at Indymedia we required /some/ confirmation. BTW that CNN item actually doesn't express the "multiple" meme, just banner. in reply to SimonOstler #
  • @SimonOstler oh-woops … Q&A w/Sherriff Dupnick. I missed most but he said something about another person of interest. So that's source. in reply to SimonOstler #
  • uh-oh … Sheriff says they're looking for a 2nd person, white … maybe in 50s. Ick. #
  • @shellen You know what's happening in Mexico, yes? Especially along the border even /reporters/ are routine targets. in reply to shellen #
  • @motownmutt Careful, buddy … too much and the urge to ostriche is compellilng. Take good care of your precious self. ^5 in reply to motownmutt #
  • @RevDannyFisher FWIW/FYI NetworkedBlogs is one of those sites that more or less hijacks pages. Click a link; you stay on that system. in reply to RevDannyFisher #
  • "Uncovering the meaning of mindfulness: Joseph Goldstein, in conversation with @RevDannyFisher" > http://bit.ly/dUkP4T (ShambhalaSun.com) #
  • Bear in mind: the "elect", those "saved by faith" … they can't be wrong; it's /impossible/ to be wrong. Facts and deeds matter naught. #
  • @_karmadorje Yes yes, just so: guilt (as syndrome) giving rise to aversion / disgust / loathing. Absent mmmm lungta? Well, pathology grows. in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @pfanderson Hence my ref to Fouceault / power / madness. What we dread / reppress just comes out in spades. We ain't schmart! cheers in reply to pfanderson #
  • @geekwithsoul What chills me: those who are truly adept (read: psychopaths) know how to recruit using Jingoism. Related to cult activity. in reply to geekwithsoul #
  • @mathewi Are county sheriffs elected in AZ? I have to wonder if he's jeopardized his career … limp-wristed liberal etc etc etc. in reply to mathewi #
  • @Mickeleh Just so … plain rationality. You might remember me calling for strong conservative voices. (/Not/ cuz that's my party.) Paradigm in reply to Mickeleh #
  • @revgeorge You home-brew too? I've settled on a simple recipe for my Fail Whale Pale Ale. cheers! in reply to revgeorge #
  • #SheriffDupnik trending even in Canada. This hunter wonders if the sheriff knows about the "Montreal massacre". #
  • Camus considered suicide the primary question of philosophy. I read that at 14. At 12 or so I figured it to be "What to do with rabid dog?" #
  • Gabrielle Giffords's most recent tweet: http://bit.ly/f86iq1 < I look forward to her next. @Rep_Giffords #
  • Tragic? @Rep_Giffords January 7: "Home sweet home. Thank you America Airlines for another uneventful trip." > http://bit.ly/G3Jyb < #
  • @Ogmin heh … love that sorta wisdom. "It ain't what you don't know's the problem. It's what you think you know that ain't so" is my fave. in reply to Ogmin #
  • @wpmuorg Lovely, thanks. Tried to restrict some material on my MediaWiki and OMG totally esoteric. I'll just use this and move it to blog! in reply to wpmuorg #
  • Dear Conservatives – When you stop counting on Taliban support for victory you will deserve respect. Until then: you're troglodytes. #
  • #culture – Sarah Palin becomes wealthy; Thomas Paine died in abject poverty. Now, shall we talk about assassinations? #
  • @geekwithsoul History: Laoco├Ân warned the Trojans, "No! Don't take the horse!" His death was *cough* mystical. > http://bit.ly/eNsjTi < in reply to geekwithsoul #
  • @Stranahan Actually no, those are notRPTnot "DIRECT connections". You deny influence. Deny reality too? How are you on "lucid dreaming"? in reply to Stranahan #
  • @Stranahan Cart before the horse; their writing it doesn't make the song a cause. Here … paper bag. Think you way out of it, dare yuh. in reply to Stranahan #
  • @joshmull Alas in large parts of the world 5 dead is just a tough Saturday. Hence: "rule of law" is as yet only an ideal, an aspiration. in reply to joshmull #
  • @GregMitch 2 parts: 1) will they dare to acknowledge "scrubbing"? or 2) do they scrub in order to deny? #Stalinism cc: @mickeleh in reply to Mickeleh #
  • "The Cloudy Logic of "Political" Shootings" by James Fallows > http://bit.ly/eQuF3c < via @fivethirtyeight #
  • @PoliJAM As usual, Russia and China comprise some sort of bizarre twin scenario: command economy, mercantilism … with a touch of mafia? in reply to PoliJAM #
  • Habs Habs Habs Habs Habs Habs Habs … 2:30 to go. #
  • Yeeeeessssss … string of unanswered goals is a spooky memory of Russia / Canada. Except Montreal's victory is /far/ more unlikely. #
  • As for the meaning of life … well … no. Now? For something completely different … oh f' it. Time for the middle of the film. *shrug* #
  • As a young man I joined infantry. Even trained airborne. I thought through certain uhhh scenarios. So I don't say "cracker" for no reason. #
  • @AlbertaParty Trying to recall: is it Finland or Norway who has nearly $400B in their oil trust fund? I should know that. p.s. how's ours? in reply to AlbertaParty #
  • @peterdaou Quite true. Left yells "Greedy pigs!" and pie. Right yells, "Limp-wristed commie faggots" and shoot. Entirely comparable. *NOT!* #
  • In Halifax the police responded with reason: someone (read: some 1) tossed a water balloon; cops launched tear-gas c/w baton charge. #borg #
  • Really: if you can't afford to buy the fucking book then why should you be able to read the fucking book. Libraries are theft. #cracker #
  • Really: if you haven't the spine to acquire wealth then why the fuck should we care if you're sick? STFU and die. #cracker #
  • Family fishing business wiped out by corporate pollution? Take a number, bend over, and smile. #cracker #
  • Alas: I have to agree with crackers on a lot of points. Yuppies actually are feckless hypocrits. E.g.: they never ever talk with crackers. #
  • #Intellect – Do you think Stalin would have passed "No Child Left Behind"? or USSR passing safe food legislation? US right is /insane/. #
  • Poll – How many of you find "Jersey Shore" entertaining? I rest my case. #
  • @revgeorge When I was fully geared up I was making 2: light ale (4%) for daytime (life in the country!) and a solid stout (7%) for evening. in reply to revgeorge #
  • @Mickeleh I followed him cuz of his HuffPost stuff. But today?! *blink* Like I've said before: it's foundationally epistemic. cheers in reply to Mickeleh #
  • Hint: cause/effect is Newtonian … clockwork universe. Human experience is complex … dynamic. Heard of "karma"? *D'uhh!* #
  • Something odd about prejudice? Those with the least experience have the strongest, most confident opinions. #HumanNature #
  • I'm not clever. Social games are too complex for me. If the other's persona requires me to surrender my autonomy, I'll pass up the offer. #
  • Bourgeois culture is based on the surrender of integrity. How to get along? Suck up. Servile dishonesty = membership. #
  • Tact is tricky. Subtle. How to be honest without offense? No need to ask; just say what's required to profit / prosper. Thrive? Heavens no! #
  • "I don't like that" should matter. "That offends me" should count. How can a person value others if they are not valued as a person? D'uhh! #
  • Can music work magic? Here then: short > http://bit.ly/dncnKe < and full > http://bit.ly/dUvHPZ < Mangalam! __{*}__ #
  • You see, it can't be otherwise. Is why it's "perfect". You chose. You passed your time as you did. As did I. I sat. You? You accumulated. #
  • @Mickeleh Ah ah ah … you've slipped: you credit them too much. Their method is negation of "evidence based". A-rationality is creed. ^5 in reply to Mickeleh #
  • "Right, stop that! Silly! … Time for a cartoon." –Monty Python #
  • @Mickeleh BTW I'm not kidding. Deletion of Palin's AUG18 "Reload" tweet has already been obfuscated. in reply to Mickeleh #
  • Monty Python's "Parrot Sketch"? Paradigmatic of right-wing logic: "It's not dead, it's resting. It's stunned. It's pining." And on and on. #
  • Dear GOP – While you nail the economy to its purch, so to speak. The fascists in China and the mafiosi in Russia will kick Uncle Sam's ass. #
  • Ted Sorenson on leadership … his cautionary comments? Merely what you've ignored / gone along with your whole lives. (/You/. Not me.) #
  • @140Code Good on yuh! I'm not set up for complex (read: old and lazy) but sure will check it. cc: @revgeorge > http://bit.ly/fmif5v < in reply to 140Code #
  • @CharlieYoungEsq What's harder, Charlie: when it's purely random and absurd? or when we can see the logic too clearly. Lucidity hurts. best in reply to CharlieYoungEsq #
  • @140Code @revgeorge – The site I'm subscribed to: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/ (Moonshine? *cough* I have no idea. heh) #
  • @Pres_Bartlet 1 of – Sir, you aren't being well served by your software. (I've tried to talk to CJ about this.) Your tweets are clipped. ^5 in reply to Pres_Bartlet #
  • @Pres_Bartlet Paradigmatic fascism thrives on the random. Stalin understood that. There's a fine movie … "British Coup" or something. ^5 in reply to Pres_Bartlet #
  • @Bruno_Gianelli You and I both know that while others are "This is a time to pray and mourn" we'll be blue-pencillilng til dawn and past. in reply to Bruno_Gianelli #
  • @CharlieYoungEsq There's an old word for those who meet and discourse at/through the darkest of hours. Strategia or strategus or something. in reply to CharlieYoungEsq #
  • @gaganbiyani Go the distance: have the men sleep late, so they can dream deeply. Culture's not a dime store. #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Civility? Watch "Generation Kill" … it's not about political correctness. (Context: Canadian 1st Abn in Somalia.) in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @CharlieYoungEsq For the dead there is no absurdity … or it is all of it absurd. There is absolute clarity, and rest. in reply to CharlieYoungEsq #
  • We are empirical. We are existential. We're built to learn from experience. A sad prospect: to have lived this day without a clear thought. #
  • @BorowitzReport Yes. Next? (I'm sure you can be a good deal less trite. Or … were you being ironic?) #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Non-bourgeois appreciation of history: it's by the madness that we know a time. (Yuppies have colonized your minds.) in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • Pick a side: conservatives are a-rational and abhor intellect, liberals trade rationality like pigs' feet. *shrug* Wankers, the lot of you. #
  • @JohnFMoore 1st impression? "Innovators need not apply". Familiar with Arno Penzias at AT&T? or Lockheed Martin's "skunk works"? C'mon … in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • #YEG – Storm? Yaa, I guess. Seems to me I went out to play in this sorta stuff when I was a kid. heh … and more recently too! #
  • @GlenAllenWalken *blink* That needed to be explained? *blink* As for "colonize", folk use "you" generally. Is what I did. *blink* in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • From a conservative voice I can (sometimes) stomache: "Can We Tone Down the Political Rhetoric?" > http://bit.ly/gvzloO < David Frum #
  • @bikerbar Right. Correlation is not causation. But neither is influence, or contributing factor. "Is not causal" doesn't mean "unconnected". in reply to bikerbar #
  • @KeithOlbermann That's something like a start. But … is "limp-wristed commie faggot" violent? Discourse means not reducing the other. in reply to KeithOlbermann #
  • Looks like Congresswoman Giffords is out of the woods i.e. (my words) she's stabilizing well. But brain injury … who's to say. #
  • @bikerbar Oh, well, if you want to invoke Indra (please do! *G*) see my http://bit.ly/h1NsnT < I just wanted to clarify: it /is/ connected. in reply to bikerbar #
  • @data4all "Luck factor" and trauma unit: we are essentially social; our communities sometimes reflect that fact. "Men of good will" etc etc. in reply to data4all #
  • @treyb You really think "should be limited" means "create a police force for language"? My goodness … allergic to reasonable thought? #
  • "Political discussion shouldn't include calls to violence". Libertarian types find that offensive? *head/desk* #
  • OMG: sheriff discloses that AZ shooter managed to insert a 2nd (31shot?!) clip into his pistol … but it failed. /Then/ he was tackled. OMG #
  • @bikerbar Greets! :-) "Intent" … it dawned on me, at some point (even before Zen training) that /no way/ I could know my own deep motives. in reply to bikerbar #
  • Loughner rambled on about "lucid dreaming". That sort of describes a-rationalists: theirs is a world detached from facts and reality. #

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