Issues of deniability….

Ffolkes,

“Believe nothing,
no matter where you read it, or who said it–
even if I have said it–
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.”

~~ The Buddha ~~

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Great Famine Victim’s Memorial, Galway, Ireland

Hajime…. It’s been said, with some elegance by Mr. Pope, hope springs eternally in the human breast. At this moment, I can tell you, that is NOT a consistent event, by any means. In fact, in my breast this morning, hope is non-existent; moreover, it seems completely out of the realm of possibility. Yesterday, about half-way through the day, I dropped into a hole I didn’t see, and have been ‘in the dumps’ ever since, mostly, with short periods of distraction, never lasting long enough to establish any sort of direction pointing out of the hole…..

In order to get this done at all today will require a bit of cheating; in and of itself, that’s nothing out of the ordinary. The only real bad part of that is the guilt I feel for failing to create something fresh, since there is certainly no lack of material in the real world upon which to focus my attention. Hell, what with the post-Brexit mess over in Europe, the email scrum going on over here, and the general state of chaos all over the world, there is a plethora of issues to examine with a critical eye. None of it interests me in the least today, as my sole task for today has narrowed down to keeping myself from committing homicide….

It helped to speak with my friend in Europe; she always brightens my day, if only to know there is at least one person out there who is on the same page; that’s a powerful motivator for those of us who limit our intake of other humans. So, I’ll quit whining about stuff I can’t currently change, and get on with trying to put this Pearl together into a consumable format, with something worthwhile to consume. I guess we’ll just have to trust the process, and see how it turns out. Since I can’t think of any more blather, or nonsense, or sense to put here, I guess we’ll just go do the best we can…. After all, all you can do is all you can do…. You may have heard that before….

Shall we pearl?….

“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving,
it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.”

~~ Thomas Paine ~~

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Norah Jones

Image from http://www.last.fm.com via Google Images

Todays musical selection needs little introduction; her fame in today’s world is secure. Here is a live concert, from not too long ago…. Enjoy!….

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Norah Jones
Live in New Orleans

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Plato-Aristotle

There is no point in waiting.
The train stopped running years ago.
All the schedules, the brochures,
The bright-colored posters full of lies,
Promise rides to a distant country
That no longer exists.

~~ Linux Songs Poems no. 570 ~~

Since I’m not in a ranting mood, here is an archived pearl from a day on which it seems I was in the mood…. Enjoy!….

From 4/18/2014:

As noted above, I am in the mood to rant…. However, the depth of my anger today is beyond all reason; I’m feeling extremely homicidal…. It will take ALL of my will power to NOT become proactive…. Think about that, and you’ll see I’m not in a very good mood at all; in fact, it’s been hard to keep myself from casually booting the cat through the window, or some other powerful release of what is bubbling and churning in my head and gut…. To go there, in a real sense, I would have to have already purchased the weaponry that is part of my ultimate plan, which, sadly, I haven’t completed yet…. It’s harder than it seems to find just the “right” weapon(s) for the purposes to which I plan to put it/them….

“Frankly,” he said, “I’m just trying to get to the end of my life without becoming an asshole again.” The Buddha couldn’t have said it better. — Slomo, aka John Kitchin, San Diego, last lines of the Mark Morford column, 4/16/14…. ( http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2014/04/15/the-saddest-job-in-the-world/)

“Me, too”, he said…. The above article is a good one; it kept me from killing anyone for three whole days, before I had to replace the old restraining thought patterns that keep me from breaking down, & carrying out one of the many fantasies that parade through my head whenever I start thinking about the BRC, the Asininnies in general, or the state of the world at large…. It makes me positively homicidal….

Every time I look at the big picture, extrapolating what I perceive out into the future, I see our species ending its short stay on Earth in the all-too-near future, ignominiously choking out our last painful breaths of a now toxic atmosphere, dying in sheer agony, in a world gone mad, broken and sad, from trying to contain our common insanity….. I see the real world, full of uncaring, selfish, avaricious thieves who prey upon the rest of mankind, to the detriment of all, knowing, but not caring how much pain and misery they cause others….

When I look at these images in my mind this morning, I am enraged…. so much so, I must go take a short break…. When I return, I’ll put together an old-school pearl…. Maybe that will allow me to calm down enough to make them fit just the way I like…. I’ll be right back, ffolkes, after I calm down a bit…. God! I HATE adrenalin….. I spent way too much of my life under its influence, and it just pisses me off when it rears its ugly head again…. Ah well, I’ll be back….

“… And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.” — Plato (428-348? B.C.), “The Republic”, Book II. 369C

There! I feel better already…. finding a good pearl, that describes reality so closely in our current state, is always a good thing, in my book…. For the remainder of this group, let’s see what rant-like material regarding my favorite targets we can find today…. Enjoy…. and you can thank me later for not ranting….

“Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.” — P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores (1991)

“Democracy can learn some things from Communism: for example, when a Communist politician is through, he is through.” — Jacoby Smirnoff

“In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” — Robert A. Heinlein — Lazarus Long

“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” — Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

“Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.” — John Updike, Couples

“I am Porky of Borg. You will be assim…bdeh…assim…I’m takin’ over!”– Smart Bee

This is, perhaps, the strangest pearl I’ve ever composed….. I like it….

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Comedy_Tragedy

Visible life

Forty-two days of pressure and internal rain,
leave marks of salvation, often in pain.
Such sharp reminders of yesterday’s remorse
fight heavily to keep a straight course.
Rash moments, bright, and routinely immense
Give us pleasure, bereft of common sense.

Still the night comes soft and eternally dear
to bring out wishful dreams so vitally clear.
Life’s myrmidons give freely in protest
lifting with skill, soul pieces first to infest,
Loudly brash, with no such voices to remain
Sealed in infamy, branded ugliness all too plain.

Now come brave signs of chapter and verse
Shielded by ignorance, irritable and terse.
Gravid portions of in-between retaliation
leave only pale marks of initial gestation
With hope even pallid warriors grow brave
Leading all humanity, to a warm, stale grave.

Hope never falters, nor leaves any trace
Yet lingers forever in a welcoming space.
Cheerful faces yet shine out of time
for tricking and fumbling sweet melody sublime.
Fill in the spaces with a long, strong retort
life is ever visible, if only as last resort.

~~ gigoid ~~

6/6/2015

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Naked Pearls

Fun

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“Dreams have wings,
And other things
That smile like butterflies.”

~~ Bobby Matherne ~~

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“The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green earth
in the present moment,
to appreciate the peace and beauty
that are available now.”

~~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~~

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“There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.”

~~ Han Suyin, “A Many Splendored Thing” ~~

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“A merry heart lives long.”

~~ William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Act II, Sc. 5 ~~

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“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.
The struggles within yourself —
the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us —
that’s where it’s at.”

~~ Jesse Owens ~~

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“I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end.
But that’s all right.
When you set out on a journey and night covers the road,
you don’t conclude that the road has vanished.
And how else could we discover the stars?”

~~ Nancy Willard ~~

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“YOW!!! I am having fun!!!”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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It came as something of a surprise to find myself here at the end, yet, when I went back to look, there it was, a complete Pearl. Not too shabby, either, if I’m any judge. I’ll go post it, and we’ll see what Consensual Reality has to say about that….. For now, it means we’re outta here, as I’ve certainly caused enough damage for one day. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes; who knows? Maybe there will be something new and fresh…. never can tell….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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7 thoughts on “Issues of deniability….

  1. “There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.”

    ~~ Han Suyin, “A Many Splendored Thing” ~~
    😉

  2. Nora Jones what a great voice……she became one of my faves after Ronstadt stopping recording….she is Ravi Shankar’s daughter……great choice…..sorry to hear about that hole…sux huh?

    I am depending of drafts for my posts this week….not a good one either…..hope you feel better and see ya a little later….chuq

  3. “Believe nothing,
    no matter where you read it, or who said it–
    even if I have said it–
    unless it agrees with your own reason
    and your own common sense.”

    ~~ The Buddha ~~

    Well.. ain’t that the
    tRuTh/liGht and onLY iF
    tHat were the preface
    of every sage.. guru..
    pastor and
    priest
    same
    as sAges
    of ages different..
    okay.. i’LL go back
    uP and read the rest..
    but trUly.. mY fRiend i need
    KnOW nothing but that piece
    oF greaTest advice now.. juSt now..;)

    Yeah.. as i add Norah
    Jones and i don’t know
    why.. FeeLinG iT aLL
    noW then STiLL
    noW on
    a Barefoot
    Beach of Love
    ONE ForeverMoReNoW..
    but don’t believe iT.. heHe..
    until you try iT true for you too..;)

    “There is no point in waiting.
    The train stopped running years ago.
    All the schedules, the brochures,
    The bright-colored posters full of lies,
    Promise rides to a distant country
    That no longer exists.

    ~~ Linux Songs Poems no. 570 ~~”

    Man.. i wish i could remember the name
    of the movie.. but this reminds me of
    the one about the artificial intelligence
    robot of human being that waits
    for ever with a Virgin
    Mary Statue
    at the bottom
    of an ocean
    with no need
    to breathe
    air.. then..
    as of course
    Robots can do that
    forever as long as tHeir
    battery works free sealed
    at the bottom of the ocean
    never even needing to swim
    up top to escape to another
    day of existence different
    than the one before..
    Anyway.. so the
    Robot
    young
    Boy then now..
    stays at hand
    with Statue of
    same Virgin Mary
    waiting for Jesus to
    come back as programmed
    and the little boy is still waiting
    there as girl as well in flesh and
    blood churches all over the world
    still today.. Meanwhile Norah
    and others live aS Barefoot
    Heaven on/iN/as beaches
    free.. wHere the
    path of new
    continues
    to Branch
    and tHeir
    IS A alWays
    AneW greater
    SonG to SinG than
    the one beFore noW..
    wherever NoW was bEfore
    then.. imagine human beings in
    the realm of Infinity eventually coming
    back and never finding heaven now as
    they listened to the programming of someone
    else.. and never seek.. or find that common sense
    barefoot beach of heaven Free as Kingdom of so-called
    God now.. no different than Sea Gull.. Sea Turtle.. or even
    Sea oats that brave storms of wind.. only humans are saddled
    with a virus of culture that take us away from An Inheritance
    Free.. but of course i don’t expect anyone to believe that
    unless they free
    themselves
    from the
    dARkeSt
    Ocean Brain
    Wash from the rulers
    STiLL of Aeons of Minions
    who refuse to come to surface
    OF Ocean wHOle.. does it matter
    i can’t remember the name of that
    movie.. no.. not reALLy as iT
    oNly
    LiVes
    fuLL noW
    InFinity ever
    more Free or
    prisoner of written
    words.. collective so-called
    human Standard IQ and a plate
    of that all served up from prison
    birth away from
    Nature
    real
    in foot prints
    only as We in
    LiFe’s a Beach
    and never same
    day as Bitch ever
    aGaIN for at least
    most nowS Real ISREAL..:)

    And smiles.. my friend.. Vengeance
    never solves anything but a selfish soul..
    and just a thought iF infinity is real there
    is no stopping the potential of coming back
    as a grasshopper and being stepped on
    for a thousand times if that
    is the way
    the negative
    energy flows..
    at least that thought
    for REAL IS WHAT TOOK
    me away from the same thoughts
    you express up there that thank
    God never came to fruition
    for me.. not uncommon..
    only real
    fools
    take
    action
    on Vengeance..
    anyway.. glad i’m not
    hearing those words from
    you current anymore.. but
    it is of concern that they come
    back more when you are down..
    no personal judgement here.. as
    i’VE been tHeRe beFore.. but remember
    a Grasshopper may have more lives than just
    one.. or perhaps a grain of sand.. or dust or
    just energy
    sAMe.. NoW..
    wE are all in this
    gAMe ToGeTHer
    and tHere is aLways
    room for change
    for the
    better
    thAt much
    i know as tRue..
    but perhaps i AM
    juSt a grasshopper
    and none of this ISREAL..
    anyway.. like the Buddha says..
    don’t take my word for it.. until
    you too.. have lived a life of
    a grasshopper who
    has been squashed
    by life dead in life
    for 66 months long..
    Karma is real.. DEADLY
    REAL AS LIFE iN noW
    or
    LifE as
    LiFE as
    only Victory
    over Vengeance can BRinG
    in fearless unconditional Love
    as Kind and Courage sAMe..:)

    And finally.. i’LL end/stARt with this..

    “The miracle is not to walk on water.
    The miracle is to walk on the green earth
    in the present moment,
    to appreciate the peace and beauty
    that are available now.”

    ~~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~~

    Neither of those impress me..
    i find the miracle of life is moon
    dance walking in deep sands of
    beach with athletic shoes on
    floating with the wings
    of seagulls same
    as patterns of Golden
    Spiral shores no different
    then the patterns of these
    words in form of symbol here..
    my Friend.. or perhaps the first
    time i tried moon dance walking backwards
    underwater as feet become one with sands
    under water shores.. and the wife video taped iT..
    but it was only my first try.. perhaps i’LL share it
    later when the moves twirl underwater above
    as same like any ballet artist without lessons
    WiLL do when unleashed and released from
    expectations bEfore.. yeah baby.. hell
    no Jesus didn’t walk on water..
    but providing the reality
    that folks would
    do more..
    whoever said
    that is the same reaLiTy
    of the Buddha who said don’t
    take my word for it that this is the
    last word either for what you find as
    True and liGht noW.. True iS that no two
    human beings are different and no two human
    beings are same.. all are multi-Universe mini
    me’s of God whOle one beYond what is seen
    and feLt of beYond Universe InfiniTy FREe..
    but don’t believe me my friend until
    you try iT first..
    i would walk
    on water too..
    but someone would
    accuse me of being a
    copy
    cat2.. oh
    the irony oh
    the sweet irony
    of TrUth and liGht
    in Victory way now..
    totally ignoring the Vengeance
    mind set that rules this world now..
    Come away.. with me friend.. the water is great..
    and when one becomes the Beach.. the God.. the water
    one all Balanced iN ONE.. the beach can drive
    in a car oN a desert and sTiLL bE Beach ONE..
    yeah.. my wife doesn’t understand why i’m
    so happy when she curses the green
    liGht turned red.. and i say
    what in the hell are you in
    a rush for babe..
    don’t you know
    this is heaven now..
    problem is unless one
    FeeLs it.. It never existed
    @
    ALL..
    words are
    nothing without
    the substance of
    FeeLinG and SeNsinG
    that WiLL alWays beat
    only words written as
    so-called collective
    intelligence
    aka
    smARt
    beLow
    common sense..
    and FeeLInG aLL oNE
    caN as beach over bitch now..
    i can only Hope i pReach to the choir.. mY FRiEnD..:)

  4. How sad!
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    On the 4 July 2012 the Galway Famine Ship Memorial was dedicated at the Celia Griffin Memorial Park at Grattan Beach, Galway. According to the Galway Independent, “The unveiling of the monument will be Galway’s tribute to Celia Griffin and the many thousands of children like her who perished in the Famine, and also to the ships and crews which carried so many of our people to safety … [as] … Celia Griffin has come to symbolise all the children who lost their lives in the Great Famine.”

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