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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:33 AM

So rather than be covered up by rime
I'll write this poem, and make it to the Prime!

34687


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:32 AM

But if I don't, my brain might turn to slime,
Digested by the Alzheimer's enzyme.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:31 AM

Sure, writing doggerel might waste some time,
That might be better spent in slaking lime,


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:31 AM

I'll write in couplets, easier to mime
Than Shakespeare's form (and easier to limn).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:30 AM

Because instead of following the rhyme
As Billy Bob would do for one thin dime,


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:29 AM

But if to deviate from form's a crime,
You'll find this little piece all caked with grime.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 01:29 AM

A little sonnet in the nick of time
Springs quickly to this Thread in words sublime


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 08:47 PM

Oh, that Rapaire, he's a damned dilettante, gallivanting hither and yon, smelling the desert in Spring. All because it's a little cold in his library. Sheeshe, that's just pure-dee pantywaist behavior, is what. That shirker!!

And...How about that gang of hand-gun sharpshooter lasses he's left loose back at Pocatello Public Number One?? Huh?? Who guarantees they're not some kinda major hazard, all trained up to use lethal force and nowhere to use it, and their handler goes off dilly-dallying. I tell ya, it's an outrage!!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 08:02 PM

So, Rapaire, are you back at work today? Or are you still on the road? Did you take enough Fix-A-Flat with you to get home?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 06:24 PM

Oh, those hot-blooded Spaniards. Gotta love 'em!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 06:23 PM

Yes, that's much, much better. He reminds me a little bit of Spongebob's hero, Mermaid Man:
Undersea Superhero


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 06:11 PM

Well, then.... (Order yours through the Mudcat Cafe's Amazon link.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 02:46 PM

Mr. Bingley: But her sister Elizabeth is very agreeable.

Mr. Darcy: Barely tolerable, I dare say. But not handsome enough to tempt me. You'd better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles. You're wasting your time with me.

Charlotte Lucas: Count your blessings Lizzie. If he liked you, you'd have to talk to him.

Elizabeth Bennet: Precisely. As it is, I wouldn't dance with him for all of Darbyshire, let alone the miserable half.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 01:16 PM

MOM's a little punch drunk this morning. Rattling around, looking for something in all of the closets. I'd never dare send her over to any of the de-clutter threads, she'd swamp the place with all of the junk precious finds she has picked up at garage sales and picked up along the road.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 12:47 PM

Twenty years after Brave New World was published, Aldous Huxley, in 1952, used LSD for the first time. Ten years later, in 1962, he used it for the last time, having requested it as his means of easy passage through the doorways of perception. Perhaps he preferred using the latter to avoid having to live through the former --the New World of soma and Newspeak--or watch its slow persistent encroachment on the hearts and minds of those who were natively participants of the American experiment in brave freedom and individual responsibility.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 11:06 AM

Around my head, the women high and low
Whisper of Joe DiMaggio;
Of marriages and cash, and reasons why
But never a mention of Grand Slams and RBI.
Of ragged uniforms with tattered zipper,
But never why they called him "Yankee Clipper".
In thirteen years of various human fame
In nearly two thousand baseball games
Went to bat six thousand, eight hundred times
Made thirteen hundred runs, each one a little lifetime
Lifting and falling until over.
But this, the women seem to understand:
In 1951 Joe earned one hundred grand.
Batted .325 for thirteen years
And whispered in Marilyn Monroe's shell-like ears
If only for a while; this last
Always makes the women smile.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 09:22 AM

I figured you would. That cover is so awful I have to turn it over every time I happen to see it!
Eiseley
P.S. Not yet, Stilly, but soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 08:21 AM

I prefer this version.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 01:57 AM

I have re-read that several times. And all things considered, was very happy with the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth version of the film. Mr. Collins was quite obnoxious, wasn't he?

MOM liked the old movie with Laurence Olivier best (and did you know, writing credits on that film go to Jane Austen and Aldous Huxley!). I think it's because Greer Garson played Elizabeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 12:33 AM

Yes, you're right. I'm afraid the denizens of that innocent past thought their own world was insane, too, though. It's only hindsight and recollection that turns a time golden. How rare to be able to say "Verweile doch, du bist so schön" to any moment. But I guess that's what we look for anyway, that fleeting chance for happiness---and ultimately why Elizabeth wouldn't marry Mr. Collins.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 10:46 PM

As I recall the good Elizabeth remains steadfast in her refusal, thus eventually winning the mysterious Mister Darcy, is that correct? Ah, the joys of innocence past. Would the insanity of the world would retreat with the tide and restore that lovely landscape to view...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 09:01 PM

"Oh! Mr. Bennet, you are wanted immediately; we are all in an uproar. You must come and make Lizzy marry Mr. Collins, for she vows she will not have him, and if you do not make haste he will change his mind and not have her."

Mr. Bennet raised his eyes from his book as she entered, and fixed them on her face with a calm unconcern which was not in the least altered by her communication.

"I have not the pleasure of understanding you," said he, when she had finished her speech. "Of what are you talking?"

"Of Mr. Collins and Lizzy. Lizzy declares she will not have Mr. Collins, and Mr. Collins begins to say that he will not have Lizzy."

"And what am I to do on the occasion?—It seems an hopeless business."

"Speak to Lizzy about it yourself. Tell her that you insist upon her marrying him."

"Let her be called down. She shall hear my opinion."

Mrs. Bennet rang the bell, and Miss Elizabeth was summoned to the library.

"Come here, child," cried her father as she appeared. "I have sent for you on an affair of importance. I understand that Mr. Collins has made you an offer of marriage. Is it true?" Elizabeth replied that it was. "Very well—and this offer of marriage you have refused?"

"I have, Sir."

"Very well. We now come to the point. Your mother insists upon your accepting it. Is not it so, Mrs. Bennet?"

"Yes, or I will never see her again."

"An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents.—Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 07:33 PM

I'm pretty sure I saw a program about that just yesterday on our second PBS channel, PBS World. They were mixed in with studies of swallows, wolves, dogs, and some kind of grass-eating small ape I've never heard of before.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 06:04 PM

You got any movies of that? (wink wink nudge nudge)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 01:52 PM

Something right is happening, though, as the number sterilized keeps going down. Maybe it's some kind of quantum neutrino-Sildenafil frequency that is hotting them up faster than the sterilizing can take effect.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 01:41 PM

I don't believe in the existence of the MINOS Project. I think that they sterilize the poor neutrinos with their high-power x-rays and stuff and so the neutrinos can't reproduce and they are an endangered species. My mother used to have a coat made of neutrino fur and it was the softest silkiest thing ever, but you never see neutrino coats anymore because those bastards at MINOS are sterilizing them, poor things.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 11:07 AM

The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search experiment, or MINOS, explores the properties of muon neutrinos produced at Fermilab. When sending a beam of neutrinos 735 kilometers through the earth to a neutrino detector in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Soudan, Minn., scientists find that a significant fraction of the muon neutrinos disappears along the journey. The standard explanation is that the missing muon neutrinos morph into two other known types of neutrinos: electron neutrinos and tau neutrinos. This process is known as neutrino oscillations or neutrino mixing.

But could there be another explanation? Scientists are exploring alternatives such as the decay of muon neutrinos into yet-to-be discovered particles or the transformation of muon neutrinos into a fourth type of neutrino, which is often called a sterile neutrino since it would not interact with ordinary matter like the other three known types of neutrinos.

MINOS scientists found that neutrino decay is an unlikely option. They looked at two scenarios: First, the possibility that no neutrino oscillations take place and hence all muon neutrinos decay. Second, they considered the possibility that some muon neutrinos transform into other neutrinos and some decay during their trip from Fermilab to Soudan, which takes about four hundredths of a second. In both analyses, the MINOS results provide strong evidence against the existence of neutrino decay.

The MINOS results also disfavor the existence of a fourth, sterile neutrino. Past analyses have shown that if muon neutrinos are oscillating into sterile neutrinos, only 68 percent of the disappearing neutrinos can do so. The new MINOS analysis shrinks that percentage to 50 percent, and future MINOS data are expected to reduce it further.




I am greatly in favor of disfavoring the existence of sterile neutrino. My own hypothesis is that the neutrinos are being captured by wayward spations.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 10:48 AM

How very, very sad to see a great mind sliding towards oblivion. The next thing to go will be cognitive reasoning: this will happen right after the drooling starts.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 09:53 AM

That reminds me of the Gilded Pickle, a seminal folk club in Toronto a long, long time ago. Or was it the Purple Onion? Hmmm...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 08:40 AM

Gee, I seem to have missed the conversationabout the Gilded Polymoth; one of the prettier of the spring night flying giant moths....and it's relative the Gilt Polymoth; slightly cheesier looking. These of course should not be mistaken for the Guilt Polymoth, which has a much drabber appearance and tends to hide.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 10:40 PM

At least not of the sweeter variety...



Miaouw!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 09:56 PM

My brother grows some that he got from my Mom's grape arbor who got them from HER Mom's grape arbor. Me, I'm not a grapist.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 09:09 PM

Everyone knows you get grapes on hackberry trees down here in Tejas. At least, that's where I pick them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 08:51 PM

Oh, my that is so sweet. He writes like a birch tree hiding the grapes in the last few branches up.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 08:06 PM

Wild Grapes---Robert Frost

What tree may not the fig be gathered from?
The grape may not be gathered from the birch?
It's all you know the grape, or know the birch.
As a girl gathered from the birch myself
Equally with my weight in grapes, one autumn,
I ought to know what tree the grape is fruit of.
I was born, I suppose, like anyone,
And grew to be a little boyish girl
My brother could not always leave at home.
But that beginning was wiped out in fear
The day I swung suspended with the grapes,
And was come after like Eurydice
And brought down safely from the upper regions;
And the life I live now's an extra life
I can waste as I please on whom I please.
So if you see me celebrate two birthdays,
And give myself out of two different ages,
One of them five years younger than I look--
One day my brother led me to a glade
Where a white birch he knew of stood alone,
Wearing a thin head-dress of pointed leaves,
And heavy on her heavy hair behind,
Against her neck, an ornament of grapes.
Grapes, I knew grapes from having seen them last year.
One bunch of them, and there began to be
Bunches all round me growing in white birches,
The way they grew round Leif the Lucky's German;
Mostly as much beyond my lifted hands, though,
As the moon used to seem when I was younger,
And only freely to be had for climbing.
My brother did the climbing; and at first
Threw me down grapes to miss and scatter
And have to hunt for in sweet fern and hardhack;
Which gave him some time to himself to eat,
But not so much, perhaps, as a boy needed.
So then, to make me wholly self-supporting,
He climbed still higher and bent the tree to earth
And put it in my hands to pick my own grapes.
"Here, take a tree-top, I'll get down another.
Hold on with all your might when I let go."
I said I had the tree. It wasn't true.
The opposite was true. The tree had me.
The minute it was left with me alone
It caught me up as if I were the fish
And it the fishpole. So I was translated
To loud cries from my brother of "Let go!
Don't you know anything, you girl? Let go!"
But I, with something of the baby grip
Acquired ancestrally in just such trees
When wilder mothers than our wildest now
Hung babies out on branches by the hands
To dry or wash or tan, I don't know which,
(You'll have to ask an evolutionist)--
I held on uncomplainingly for life.
My brother tried to make me laugh to help me.
"What are you doing up there in those grapes?
Don't be afraid. A few of them won't hurt you.
I mean, they won't pick you if you don't them."
Much danger of my picking anything!
By that time I was pretty well reduced
To a philosophy of hang-and-let-hang.
"Now you know how it feels," my brother said,
"To be a bunch of fox-grapes, as they call them,
That when it thinks it has escaped the fox
By growing where it shouldn't--on a birch,
Where a fox wouldn't think to look for it--
And if he looked and found it, couldn't reach it--
Just then come you and I to gather it.
Only you have the advantage of the grapes
In one way: you have one more stem to cling by,
And promise more resistance to the picker."
One by one I lost off my hat and shoes,
And still I clung. I let my head fall back,
And shut my eyes against the sun, my ears
Against my brother's nonsense; "Drop," he said,
"I'll catch you in my arms. It isn't far."
(Stated in lengths of him it might not be.)
"Drop or I'll shake the tree and shake you down."
Grim silence on my part as I sank lower,
My small wrists stretching till they showed the banjo strings.
"Why, if she isn't serious about it!
Hold tight awhile till I think what to do.
I'll bend the tree down and let you down by it."
I don't know much about the letting down;
But once I felt ground with my stocking feet
And the world came revolving back to me,
I know I looked long at my curled-up fingers,
Before I straightened them and brushed the bark off.
My brother said: "Don't you weigh anything?
Try to weigh something next time, so you won't
Be run off with by birch trees into space."
It wasn't my not weighing anything
So much as my not knowing anything--
My brother had been nearer right before.
I had not taken the first step in knowledge;
I had not learned to let go with the hands,
As still I have not learned to with the heart,
And have no wish to with the heart--nor need,
That I can see. The mind--is not the heart.
I may yet live, as I know others live,
To wish in vain to let go with the mind--
Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
That I need learn to let go with the heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 03:05 PM

Now at the dawning of the day
At thirty four and six our Mom doth lay.
And every MOAB son and wife
Should here commit to bear the strife,
Take on the toil, to form the foolish clay
That leads us on unto the next of Kay.

Now is the time, for one more Kay to strive!
To joyful shout to Mom, we are Alyve!
To notify the Worlde, and to confess
Above all else, love Mom and Love Bee Ess.
Make known thy Heart, and widely sing its sway
That we may all ring in the next of Kay.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 10:28 AM

The GUild of Polly Maths consisted of seventeen senior-year athletes, ten junior-year athletes, seven sophomore-year gymnasts in matching blue and white track suits, and a token nerd -- a freshman programmer. Thanks to her verbal and social fluency and her, um, dexterity, they never got together to compare notes until after Polly graduated.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 09:49 AM

I think we have several members of the guild of polymaths. They feel no guilt at whipping up examples at a moment's notice.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 01:37 AM

My neighbor spray paints her huge allium blooms gold and silver and purple when they begin to go to seed. Then she gathers them into a big vase and sends them to work with me to share with everyone. Some of them are at least 6 or 8 inches in diameter. So one CAN make a bouquet with onion/allium flowers. They don't have a fragrance, though.

No gilded lilies here. We gild onions instead.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 10:45 PM

Onion flowers are beautiful! But convincing florists to use them might be difficult since they smell so much like they belong in the salad, not in a vase.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 10:25 PM

Piff, tush, my good man. Your nouns are reversed, for one thing. And for another, I am well paid for what I do. It is not easy trying to teach onions how to sell like real flowers. Some of them never learn.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 09:39 PM

Well of COURSE you don't know. You're a volunteer onion in a petunia patch.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 08:44 PM

Or so it seems to me; of course I do not know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 08:38 PM

I spent most of my time today working on the garden. And there are onions out there, though they're volunteers from last year.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 07:27 PM

Quite so, mon petit chou.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 06:06 PM

Like the layers of an onion?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 05:48 PM

Actually moments of apparent unconsciousness still contain a strong sense of duration and time whether accurate or not. It tends to get overlaid by the black paint of "unconsciousness", especially when deeply traumatic, but these layers can be peeled off.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 04:53 PM

--
I am content to follow to its source
Every event, in action or in thought;
Measure the lot, forgive myself the lot!
When such as I cast out remorse,
So great a sweetness flows into the breast
We must laugh and we must sing.
We are blest by everything
Everything we look upon is blest.

Dialogue of Self and Soul, W.B. Yeats


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 04:01 PM

In a sense you are quite correct, Amos. We create "time" (as we experience it) through our own body-centered consciousness. When unconscious, there is no experience of time. When bodiless, yet conscious, there may be the experience of timelessness...though that remains hpyothetical. As long as we insist on identifying with the body, however, then the body is affected by the passage of time which is to say, it ages.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 02:24 PM

Who you callin' "erroneous", huh?


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