glossolalique

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  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: Military Intelligence Still AWOL

    2013-08-05 08:30:30View | Delete

    General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, laid out the case for nonintervention in Slaughterhouse Syria: We should invest our money in training for the rebels, because that would only cost five hundred million dollars per month, while direct military intervention might run as high as one billion per month. The suspiciously round [...]

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post You Tell Me: by glossolalique.

    2013-07-14 07:06:57View | Delete

    I see your point, but the more likely effect is, “Making the world safe for stalkers – the handgun!” Either way, gun makers are smiling.

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: You Are Trayvon Martin

    2013-07-14 07:00:56View | Delete

    You’re headed home from the store on a dark, rainy night. Wearing a hoodie, your attention is forward, not to right nor left. In order to become aware of someone following you, your pursuer must issue a challenge or initiate a confrontation. Have you ever felt someone was following you at night? Did you experience [...]

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: You Tell Me:

    2013-07-13 15:24:08View | Delete

    If someone is being stalked, who is the perpetrator, and who the victim? If the stalker is the victim, then George Z. is innocent, and the precedent set at his trial makes one thing clear: if someone is after you, RUN! Don’t stand your ground, because your pursuer might have a gun, and dead men [...]

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: CPI Unchained: A Cruel Hoax

    2013-04-12 12:00:07View | Delete

    It’s a hoax because it gives the impression that Competent People are on top of the problem and dealing with it. It’s cruel because it is just one more step away from sane, humanistic policy into a morass of corporatism. “Consumer Price Index” – sounds like it’s all about us, doesn’t it? But no; consumers [...]

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It by dakine01.

    2013-04-06 15:58:26View | Delete

    Chained CPI is not “a reasonable way to construct a price index,” as Dean Baker says. It is wholly unreasonable. As I pointed out weeks ago, steak-eaters can switch to hamburger, as the tiresome example goes, but what do rice-and-bean-eaters switch to? Dirt? There’s this almost universal assumption among the punditry that all Americans are [...]

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: Balance of Powers

    2013-03-02 08:26:43View | Delete

    Human beings are given protection under the Constitution because we are weak, and the State is strong. If freedom is the heart, balance of powers is the bone of our Constitution. We cannot, as individuals, simultaneously attend a board meeting in Ireland, run a dragline in Ontario, build a pipeline in Alaska, run a string [...]

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: Definitions

    2013-02-26 09:42:59View | Delete

    “Schadenfreudian Slip” – Inadvertent irony entering into statements of condolence or sympathy meant to be sincere, but corrupted by an unconscious wish to see another come to harm, and the pleasure occasioned thereby. An imperfect, but famous example of this occurred during the battle for the nomination to the candidacy for the presidency between Barack [...]

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post Change Your Mind, Your Mass Will Follow by glossolalique.

    2013-02-26 09:21:34View | Delete

    Linguistics is only an aspect of my hope for human transubstantiation. Genetic/ Structural Neurology is the key, and your appropriate reference to music seems to be in agreement with that. I may blog on my 20-year adventure with Looney Tunes, which installed itself in my brain to such a degree that it became a mantra, [...]

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post Definitions by glossolalique.

    2013-02-25 12:37:42View | Delete

    Hey! That was four sentences!

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post That’s Funny, by glossolalique.

    2013-02-25 12:35:28View | Delete

    you got a rough job, dakine.

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post Definitions by glossolalique.

    2013-02-25 12:33:49View | Delete

    Tell it to Ambrose Bierce.

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post Definitions by glossolalique.

    2013-02-25 12:31:02View | Delete

    OK, I get the 100-word minimum, and I don’t often cruise the diaries, but when I do, thesis, analysis and summary aren’t always present. So cruise on, copper.

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: Change Your Mind, Your Mass Will Follow

    2013-02-25 12:17:43View | Delete

    Enjoy your godlessness! Practice new-found freedoms, find out for yourself just how meaningless life really is, learn to love the absence of obligation to think deep thoughts, not that you ever did, though adding God to the stew did seem to add some dimension, some heft to the flat, banal, daily grind… it didn’t of [...]

  • Oh, yeah, almost forgot, you’re a treasure Mr. Teller. I got so sick of listening to the Ph.D.’s in Los Alamos, “Take it from me, I’m a rocket scientist. There is no global warming.” My neighbors!!! I’m so glad to be outta there, though the physical location was exquisite.

  • All thoughts of safety are illusion. Forget about growing your own tomatoes – we are in a synergistically progressive cascade of catastrophe. More CO2 means lower pH rain which, falling on limestone, releases more carbon, et c. et c. Meanwhile, the mechanism of “free” markets insures that extraction exceeds sustainability as long as humans remain [...]

  • whew! you are sooooooooo whistling in the dark…

  • you can only shame the decent, but in a world where the fundamental expectation of sanity has been shredded, what does that even mean? Someone must reestablish order, remind the insane and shameless that actions have consequences, such as pain, loss, and grief we have been smugly inflicting on the world without recognition of the [...]

  • glossolalique commented on the diary post Laura Bush Gets Marriage Equality Ad Dropped Completely by Teddy Partridge.

    2013-02-23 21:45:45View | Delete

    That reminds me, call the nursery, order a laurel tree.

  • glossolalique wrote a new diary post: It Ends When You Do

    2013-02-23 21:36:02View | Delete

    I don’t think we were ever meant to get this far…

    if there’s such a thing as “meant”, that is…

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