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Comment on Chris Lydon: Movements and Ideas for 2018 by -blessed holy socks

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:55:04 +0000

the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you. -the Infant Jesus of Prague Google+: Dr kold_kadavr_ flatliner MD

Comment on Choosing Silence by bicyclemark

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:02:02 +0000

I was looking for the like button and I realized.. hey. on my website you gotta just say if you really like something.

Comment on Upcycling and Saving Wildlife in Goa by bicyclemark

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:01:11 +0000

Catheryne hello! Sorry to take so long, I always assume comments are such a dying art that no one will leave them. But Im pleased to see that is not the case- Anyway -- how to concentrate.. one secret.. admist all these activities.. it is good to sometimes just stop. Or don't go. Even if its something "not to miss" it helps me sometimes to drop out. Example, right now, so many great friends at a Hacker Congress, and I decided not to do it. Ill miss out, but I think my mental and physical health will benefit. Beyond that.. life is so full of juggling.. so long as you enjoy juggling right?

Comment on Thoughts From An Overnight Train: Men by bicyclemark

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:58:26 +0000

Oh Im late to respond but Im here-- yeah.. the closest I can come to describing what I see is that very element of someone not being looked at as human, because if you felt they were human you would, possibly, show them what basic respect you show humans. Or maybe thats assuming too much.. but indeed.. it is terrible.

Comment on Thoughts From An Overnight Train: Men by djangelinga

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:06:38 +0000

I'm glad you adressed this subject. It is something that is not easily talked about. When I have brought it up, sometimes the reply is "oh, but you should be happy that men look at you"... I, find it an intrusion and a disrespectful act, almost similar to blatantly staring or pointing at someone with a disability. India is one of the worst places for this, I once had a man sitting in front of me on a 8 hour train ride, not once during this journey did he take his eyes off me. Very unpleasant.

Comment on Upcycling and Saving Wildlife in Goa by Cathryne

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:19:30 +0000

Hi Clinton, Hi Mark! Glad to hear that the India journey has started :-) The comment about "concentrating interest" struck a chord with me: It's so hard, isn't it? I feel that juggling multiple hobbies, a reasonably interesting job, and the occasional hacker conference is just so inspiring. Each new idea calms the qualms about not following up on an earlier one... How did / do you manage to concentrate? Good luck with your projects!

Comment on Articles by Paulsy

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:37:21 +0000

I read your small post about Jehovah's Witnesses, and I wish to thank you for your impartiality. I looked up "Jehovah's witness happy" into Google, and followed was three pages of some pretty vile stuff about them. Your post was on the fourth. There are so many voices claiming to have some form of inside info about how Witnesses could never possibly be happy with the life they live, how they are tricked, brainwashed, pretending to be happy. I can't understand why they are so hated and resented for what they do and believe - in a world of violent crime, pollution, ISIS, lies, and loneliness, people coming to one's doorstep to talk is enough to ruin one's year apparently. First world problems? Thand you for your voice.

Comment on Choosing Silence by fingertrouble

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:41:07 +0000

Interestingly Leary almost immediately revised and regretted saying that phrase. It seemed to be an excuse for apathy rather than indeed self reliance...for avoidance rather than radical involvement. "Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity" He changed it to 'Drop out. Turn on. Drop in.' But yes I get what you mean. I find I share less on Facebook than I did LJ or even Twitter, and definitely less than podcasting. I find the responses tend to be...well...banal and unhelpful, and oddly interfering in a way other media wasn't, a bit like a parent checking up on you and clucking. Whereas old blogging or podcasting people used to think before they responded and knew their limits. It's the random sharing of unconnected unmeant unthought-of affection. Well meaning, but shallow. Or as the old phrase said and I almost put it in my rant about moving and such 'advice' - 'Don't Let Your Mouth Write A Check That Your Arse Can't Cash' - less about violence, more about the fact that no. internet hugs don't help, and practical help or advice is now rare. So I share a limited selection of what I'm actually going through, because like when my mother died it became tiresome the responses I just stayed quiet. I'm finding FB and Twitter to be that space now. It's not a space of sanctuary, more a panopticon of emotion.

Comment on CTRP485 Support Our Friend Karamoon by bicyclemark

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:47:40 +0000

Alexis Im very glad to be able to connect with you and others listening... indeed I want the same. Lets hope our efforts and our energy helps.

Comment on CTRP485 Support Our Friend Karamoon by Alexis

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:25:23 +0000

Thank you for doing this Mark! Matthew is an amazing person and dear friend whom I met in Japan several years ago. I just want him to get better and keep doing the things that he loves doing!