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Forum: The Intellectual Table Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By brianpatrick
Darwin got it wrong.

I try not to wash my hands whenever possible. Yeah, sometimes I have to break down and do it, but rarely. I believe (like Grace said) all this hand-washing and coddling is leading to the pusification...
Forum: Free Writing Today, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By brianpatrick
No, no, Iím talking about the children and...

No, no, Iím talking about the children and grandchildren of those immigrants (2-3 generations). Not sure about northern Cali, but where I live we get tons of illegal Mexican immigrants, and they are...
Forum: Writers' Cafe Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By brianpatrick
In the summer of 1975 I was eight years old. My...

In the summer of 1975 I was eight years old. My sister S. was seven. I never paid attention to her, she was off my radar completely. We were a blended family, and our parents left the kids on their...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By brianpatrick
This is the perfect example of what Iím...

This is the perfect example of what Iím proposing. You were offered a glimpse of the real world and found that in comparison your existence is but minutiae. The mushrooms showed you what youíre up...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By brianpatrick
Also, find the documentary The Kingdom: how fungi...

Also, find the documentary The Kingdom: how fungi made our world, and watch it with this theory in mind.


...mind blowing.


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Forum: Free Writing Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By brianpatrick
Youíre missing the bigger point. These Mexican...

Youíre missing the bigger point. These Mexican immigrants are not an organized group of insurgents, but serfs controlled (and allowed) by powerful interest groups. The funny thing about any cultural...
Forum: Free Writing Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By brianpatrick
Is it any coincidence that when we were nation...

Is it any coincidence that when we were nation building in Central America (1975-1985) that cocaine was the scourge of American streets, and now that we occupy Afghanistan, heroin has made a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By brianpatrick
Read Global Brain by Howard Bloom. Iím not saying...

Read Global Brain by Howard Bloom. Iím not saying heís right, but if he is itís the answer to your question from a evolutionary biology stand-point.

Basically, biological organisms select not...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By brianpatrick
It says possibly that what humans experience as...

It says possibly that what humans experience as the idea of an ever living soul is nothing more than a series of chemical reactions facilitated by organisms that benefit from our ďideas, feelings,...
Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,106
Posted By brianpatrick
Thereís no stopping a man who knows heís right...

Thereís no stopping a man who knows heís right and keeps coming...

Hmm... true, but thereís also no stopping a man who knows heís right and keeps coming, but is wrong or deluded. Thatís how we...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-17-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By brianpatrick
I have customer who winters here in Phoenix who...

I have customer who winters here in Phoenix who is a commercial Salmon fisherman. He has a dozen boats. He brought some fresh salmon last winter and gave me a bunch. After showing me how to pick the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-17-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By brianpatrick
Darwin got it wrong.

Guys like Howard Bloom and Paul Stamets believe that bacteria and fungi evolved us (and everything else) to serve them, and that we are mere puppets to the true kings of natural selection.


Sent...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By brianpatrick
Well, I for one think you are worth redemption....

Well, I for one think you are worth redemption. And more than that, you donít need to be redeemed because youíve done nothing of your own volition thatís put you in the place you are now. Yeah, weíve...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
I am nothing if I am not self-aware, and I am not...

I am nothing if I am not self-aware, and I am not a troll; I assure you. We need to transcend the categories laid down for us by others if we are to ever be truly free - Barrett Brown


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
I love your optomism. Really, I do. But I just...

I love your optomism. Really, I do. But I just have a low threshold for bullshit. Itís not that I canít have fun and enjoy a good joke; I can. But when it comes to divisive rhetoric disguised as ďhey...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
It can be an homage... besides, Iíve every reason...

It can be an homage... besides, Iíve every reason to believe Iíll get banned again.


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
Yeah, at first I was going to get another tattoo...

Yeah, at first I was going to get another tattoo but chinspinner was already on the table when I got there getting one on his ass-cheek, and spshane showed up with no pants on... and who wants to be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
The Stasi? Well, thatís a little dramatic. Iíve...

The Stasi? Well, thatís a little dramatic. Iíve never had any fingers broken or family members disappeared at other forums.

I agree though, itís pretty loose here. I think Mo got ahead of himself...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,272
Posted By brianpatrick
Excellent... now letís see the one that got me a...

Excellent... now letís see the one that got me a week in the cooler, hmm?






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Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-08-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By brianpatrick
The Top Five Deadly Threats To Humanity

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Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,459
Posted By brianpatrick
As one, daily, in the world of people, I think...

As one, daily, in the world of people, I think you miss much. There is no comparison to a face to face human. We have evolved for it. It is in every cell in our body to make contact.

Iím afraid a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-08-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By brianpatrick
Yeah, a Maunder Minimum could happen. We have no...

Yeah, a Maunder Minimum could happen. We have no way to predict these mini ice ages, but itís possible that sunspot activity would drastically reduce and we end up there.

Itís also possible that...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By brianpatrick
NY: Baby Boomersgoing Bankrupt

They were the hippies, and right in the firing line for the last recession (the largest private grab of public money in the history of the US since the Reagan era). Itís a shame, but expected.

We...
Forum: Poetry 08-07-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By brianpatrick
The Japs

The Japs
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-07-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 820
Posted By brianpatrick
Not sure. I just figured all Europeans were more...

Not sure. I just figured all Europeans were more relaxed about sex. Most Americans are fairly uptight.
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