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  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 03:36am

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    I’m cured!!

 

Over the past several decades, many people (and institutions) have suggested that my thinking was a bit out of line.  So, after I was told that I could no longer freely contribute to this community (of seemingly open minded people), I decided that it was time to check myself into rehab. 

 I spent the last seven days at the Noam Chomsky Clinic for the Intellectually Obstinate, located in Cambridge, MA.   Funded completely off-budget by a grant from the Dick Cheney Foundation for the Reformation of Anybody with an IQ over 30, the facility enjoys ivy covered colonial-style buildings and a crack faculty, including Herr Fuhrer, himself.

 Subsequent to the clinic performing an in-depth analysis of each individual’s cognitive malady, a rehab program is designed and implemented.  My course had four areas of concentration; general intellectual re-construction, political and economic re-orientation, professional continuing re-education, and spiritual re-alignment.  They also offered an American or Continental food plan.

 Allow me to share the highlights of each section:

 I  General Intellectual Re-construction

 1. Never question authority…ever!

   2. Things are EXACTLY what they seem.

   3. Always wear a watch.

   4. See number one.

 II Economic and Political Re-orientation

1.      Never question authority…ever!

2.      Adam Smith was right.

3.      Democrats and Republicans ARE different.

4.      It is true, the more you spend, the more you save!

5.      See number one.

 III Professional Re-education

1.      Never question authority…ever!

2.      Test, test, test.

3.      Prescription drugs are THE answer.

4.      See number one.

 IV Spiritual Re-alignment

1.      Never question authority…ever!

2.      It is the finger after all.

3.      See number one.

 I have once again rejoined my American brethren and look forward to seeing how we can just ‘go along to get along.’  Many thanks to all of those who helped me to realize the error of my ways.

 Confrmst 

 

 

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 08:25am

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Full ahead Mr. Sulu, Snarkiness Factor 8…

If you are who I guess you are I think I understand your frustration on some level.  But I’d have to ask, is there a purpose to this post other than just lashing out?  I don’t have the inside scoop on things on any of the goings on in this site, but I can at least tell that this post seems to have solely hurtful intent.  With all respect, this doesn’t seem very enlightened.

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  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 02:41pm

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… is there a purpose to this post …

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My question, too, nickbert.  Is there a point to the post?  A constructive purpose?

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  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 04:08pm

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Of course there’s a point to the post…and a sharp one at that. In your face humor, too. Forceful, so direct as to be unignorable, direct and provocative. Apparently that’ what got to the [email protected]#$%^ sergeant.

The truth is inoffensive, but the truth needs to be told.

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable." 

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  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 04:10pm

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My question, too, nickbert.  Is there a point to the post?  A constructive purpose?

The super serious among you are going to all die of heart attacks and strokes before anything even happens.  Humor is very important in dealing with any crisis.  Remember, we are all going to die eventually, so that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy life.  The people who are going to thrive after this little paradigm shift are those who have something left to give. 

 

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 04:42pm

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Anarchist, multiple personalities now? (Anarchist, Conformist, Fibonacci?) Fun.

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 05:18pm

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Ahhhh, how I long to be in Amsterdam again.  Sitting in a coffee shop on the side of a canal….

 

 

Be it sight, sound, smell, or touch,

There’s something inside that we need so much.

The sight of a touch or the scent of a sound,

Or the strength of an oak with roots deep in the ground.

The wonder of flowers to be covered and then

To burst up through tarmac to the sun again.

Or to fly to the sun without burning a wing –

To lie in a meadow and hear the grass sing.

To have all these things in our memories hall

And to use them to help us to find… Ha ha ha!

Ride, ride my see-saw,
Take this place
On this trip
Just for me.

Ride, take a free ride,
Take my place
Have my seat
It’s for free.

I worked like a slave for years,
Sweat so hard just to end my fears.
Not to end my life a poor man,
But by now, I know I should have run.

Run, run my last race,
Take my place
Have this number
Of mine.

Run, run like a fire,
Don’t you run in
In the lanes
Run for time.

Left school with a first class pass,
Started work but as second class.
School taught one and one is two.
But right now, that answer just ain’t true.

Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah

My world is spinning around,
Everything is lost that I found.
People run, come ride with me,
Let’s find another place that’s free.

Ride, ride my see-saw,
Take this place
On this trip
Just for me.

Ride, take a free ride,
Take my place
Have my seat
It’s for free.

Ride, my see-saw.
Ride, ride, ride, my see-saw.
Ride, my see-saw…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo2DQBlVcJ0

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 08:42pm

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What I found most humorous is actually your follow-up post implying that I’m too serious and need to lighten up.  Oh yes, I can’t even count the number of times people in this community or in the world in general have told me I’m taking everything too seriously and need to inject more humor and jokes in my life… (the preceding was closed-captioned for the sarcasm impaired )

You try to ascribe greater purpose or nobility to your original post, but it’s mostly just a passive-aggressive dig at the people running the site.  The second sentence in the original post makes that clear.  If you were trying to just make a commentary on society, why include that part?  Humor can be used in hurtful ways too, and that’s what I’m calling you out on.  I’m not telling you to clam up and I’m not going to flag your post or anything, I’m just asking you to re-examine your post and ask yourself what your real intent was.  Anyway that’s all I have to add and will leave it at that…

– Nickbert

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 08:46pm

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 I’d add my further thoughts on this but I’m just this very instant having three simultaneous heart attacks (with a stroke on the side), so they’ll have to wait untiiiiiii123#$$%%*^SDVLKX><M

  • Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 09:05pm

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[quote=confrmst]

 

Over the past several decades, many people (and institutions) have suggested that my thinking was a bit out of line.  So, after I was told that I could no longer freely contribute to this community (of seemingly open minded people), I decided that it was time to check myself into rehab. 

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It’s not your thinking that’s the problem — please don’t bring up this strawman, please don’t obfuscate and misrepresent — but your pretentiousness and self-importance. Your reflections on Eastern thinking/philosophy are at best amateurish and are antithetical to what many I know would claim is its actual purpose. I know you tried really hard to be "mind blowing," but, please, now, take your childish charade elsewhere.

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