BenTrem tweeted on 2011-01-14

  • It's an impedance mismatch: "right wing" hollar faggot and traitor while "progressives" snub and back-stab. *shrug* Potato / potahto. #
  • A friend of Zimmerman, "by getting people to work together building a better country." Right-wing would call that limp-wristed socialism. #
  • When your friends were bullied (I'm sure you've been there) what did you do? I know what I did. Did it for total strangers, too. #matrix #
  • I have to wonder: your whole life you've indulged bullies, or ignored them (or joined them) … now you expect them to just go away? #borg #
  • Accidentally watched 30secs of a militaristic SciFi movie. OMG … they make decisions like you do: bla-yada-blah zwurhp-klip-blop. #borg #
  • @motownmutt Broken logic. I wasn't alluding to you. I can't imagine why you'd feel the need to explain. Except that I'm really, really dumb. in reply to motownmutt #
  • @Ogmin Uhhhh … no? Would saying what's really on their mind be flirting? (2 cases of broken logic in 30secs. New personal record.) in reply to Ogmin #
  • @Ogmin How's this for "flirting" … from "Forest of Zen Sayings": "The perfect answer becomes a donkey's hitching post." gasho in reply to Ogmin #
  • Are you sensitive? Then watch the Tucson ceremony quietly … very quietly … human seismograph. Can you feel it? Can you feel it yet? #
  • Here's a project: set up a Center for Community and Civics in S. Tucson. Just cuz. #
  • East … eagle … Thunderbird; far-vision. South …mouse … courage and faith. West … orca / bear … self-knowledge and wisdom. #
  • North … cariboo … the generosity of phenomenal world which knows no partiality. The 4. Then heaven, earth, and the human spirit. 7 #
  • Murderous pride was not born Saturday. Will you deny it today? Peace isn't born just now. Will you deny it tomorrow? #
  • You set high goals and express noble aspirational values … the better to avoid the simple challenge of authentic presence. #
  • "Woe" leaves ash. The smoke rises to the sky; the ash fertilizes the soil. (Go ahead, say "I have no f'ing idea" … I dare you.) #
  • You've so internalized the voice of "special, today only, low-low price" that the opening to your mind is like a spagetti-thin straw. #
  • p.s. our society could go to hell in a hand-basket (each of us with it) and the cosmos wouldn't even blink. Hubris is just plain dumb. #
  • "Social media" is all about commidifying "caring world" … it's the embodiement of how you've /actually/ lived your lives. #
  • "Criminal acts … begin and end with the criminals who commit them." –Sarah Palin. How many tens of millions think her great?! #madness #
  • Palin's clap-trap demonstrates the main product of my "discourse" system: fools are compelled to put their foolishness on display. #
  • "I'd like a glock, 2 31 round clips, and 200 rounds of ammo please." "Well, I don't know you're a criminal, or insane, so … sure!" *D'uhh* #
  • I can't handle the constant applause … #
  • @motownmutt I was just pondering a variation: folk read what they /think/ folk mean b4 they see what folk write. (This works 2 directions.) in reply to motownmutt #
  • When we give up on reality (cynicism, pessimism, malice, greed) then there's no point paying attention to what /actually/ happens. #matrix #
  • @motownmutt Uh, yaa, that's the dynamic. What I meant works like that but slightly differently. *brain cramp* I'll remember term sometime. in reply to motownmutt #
  • @motownmutt I went through the list … attribution bias, recency bias, mission fixation, heck, weapon fixation … can't think of it! in reply to motownmutt #
  • In case "lets be kind to strangers" thing starting to gag you (it gets /right/ up my nose) look into Ivan Illich. Or http://dennisfox.net #
  • What's worse? being so cornered that playing along with mundane corruption seems the only option? or thinking that it's normal? #
  • @pawelekg There's background context to "flirting with" … "spiritual supermarket" etc. Exploring is not "flirting". Anyhow, doesn't relate in reply to pawelekg #
  • @pawelekg That's why I throw nice into scare quotes. And saying it has to do with parents and culture is like saying that there's gravity. in reply to pawelekg #
  • @pawelekg BTW since @Ogmin was responding to something written by me, maybe /I/ know what I meant? Just an option. *sigh* in reply to pawelekg #
  • @pawelekg Spider "discourse variance". Under certain circumstances (angry or drunk e.g.) the plausible fictions get dropped. Was my point. in reply to pawelekg #
  • @pawelekg IMNSHO slight contact with spirituality (i.e. "flirting") just refine / sophisticate the web of self-serving fictions. cc: @Ogmin in reply to pawelekg #
  • @jfedor So sorry to hear that. Has the dev community lost interest? I remember how it was so promising. in reply to jfedor #
  • Amazing how the vast majority of "experts" really do trade in superficial fluff. Soporifics. Our culture is really failing. #
  • @RobertFife – G'day sir. If I may: your profile really does need bio (at least slight) and a URL to something. cheers #
  • @dominiccampbell I pondered 1 problem for 28yrs then ~~ 6yrs of research and design. When things came together … truly Eureka! in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @dominiccampbell Funny: You write "we rarely engage in conversation about making meaning out of data" and then have comments disabled. heh in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • Obama is finding a voice that resonates with the American people: shallow and anodyne. #matrix #
  • "None of us can know what triggered this" … and then what, Jon Stewart's "I have no f'ing idea"? Or insight … the stuff of solidarity. #
  • "Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective". That's "feckless". Uninspired. Fatuous. Self-satisfied. Almost self-congratulatory. #
  • What's left of "NewAge": a set of practices that allows a person to collude with mundane corruption while profession noble aspirations. #
  • @dominiccampbell "Don't recognize "We rarely engage in conversation about"? The post you just tweeted about? > http://bit.ly/dOssei < #
  • @dominiccampbell Oh, my bad: thought you were the author of that piece. The irony remains, but I misconstrued. cheers in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @dominiccampbell It took cog-psych (Habermas and such) to even clarify the problematic. Turned out "decision support" was key component. in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @dominiccampbell Right right. Anywhoo, had I been able, I would have commented to remind of Heidegger on _techne_ … paramount importance. in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @dominiccampbell FWIW: http://gnodal.protension.com cheers in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • Decades working with NGOs and "progressives" don't allow me to think well of other's professional motives. They'd sell anything out. #
  • Mention discourse & decision making to someone who says that they're into #Gov2 0 and … I can almost hear the *click* as they disconnect. #
  • @dominiccampbell Is http://enabledbydesign.org your baby? I'm finding no personal blog or website for you. in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @dominiccampbell I sure can relate to "not blogging these days" … that's epidemic, sadly. K, will spider more. :-) cheers in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • In a "state of nature" facts matter. Nobody buys into "there's water over there" if it's not true. Now? BS is your stock in trade. meh #
  • I /defy/ you to find finer funk > http://www.bentrem.sycks.net/music/StevieWonder-MaybeYourBaby.mp3 < #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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