Open Thread WE 6 DEC 23 ~ bridge

Things are not aways as advertised.

What does it mean to have two corporeal brains experiencing the same thought at
the same time? Don't think it is mind reading. Is there a fluid energy field in which
we are all connected? Could be just two locally or could be 200 million globally.
The physics are the same. It depends on our understanding of the hive mind concept.


Unfortunately, people have been mesmerized into seeing broadcast news as a close
approximate to this universal mind. Don't believe it. There is much more beneath the
surface of programming / conditioning of popular memes than this simplistic formulation.


The challenge becomes trusting intuition to discern intangibles. How is it
possible that (______) is real when everything points in another direction?
The examples are endless. Nordstream, vax complications and dollar devaluations
being some of the most recent examples. And selective genocide definitions.


On the one hand, we need to shield our mind to protect our sanity rather than just
accepting propaganda. On the other, an open mind is key to basic understandings
of what's going on out there on larger horizons. Trusting our inner voices is key IMO.


Saw these cats play in Wolverine Stadium, Ann Arbor, mid 70's along with about 30K
other hips. The feeling was cyclic goosebump electric!


Telepathy means transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined by Frederick W. H. Myers, a founder of the society for psychical research, in 1882.


Telepathy literally means ‘distant feeling’, from the Greek tele, ‘distant’, as in telephone and television, and pathe, ‘feeling’, as in sympathy and empathy.


Image by Sandy Skoglund ~ “Fresh Hybrid” (2008)

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Please share on this medium.

10 users have voted.


A couple of articles of interest in the news today.

One of the first sensible announcements from Germany I have heard in awhile:

Germany is not Ukraine's ally

Well, come to think of it, neither is the US.
Clear thinking on someones behalf upstairs.

and this has two perspectives:

Zelensky abruptly cancels US Senate appeal

The first report I read yesterday the R's refused his attendance.
Now, it has morphed into this:

The meeting descended into partisan squabbling after the Ukrainian leader
unexpectedly decided not to appear.

(at the last minute)

Putting the cart ahead of the horse?

Also this ---

Note this presumed the Zelensky Congresscritter classified chat was on,
which turned out not to be so. BBC claims Zelensky cancelled it, which seems not credible.
At best there was a monster argument and both sides were in a complete snit.

Per NC under New Not-So-Cold War

7 users have voted.

Dear One's head, and vice versa, all the time. We bitch about it a lot. LOL!
The biggest tell on media propaganda is the repetition of a word or phrase from many different media sources. Hamas drops bombs, whereas the IDF causes explosions.
OK, FWIW, I turned down a divorce case, but not until I did some minimal research.
Seems the husband's penile enlargement implant changed his quiet, passive, sweet personality into that of a mean and enraged beast.
I encourage all of you to research this surgery before you spend $20,000 on it, ok?
Lovely art, QMS...thanks for the OT, my friend.

7 users have voted.

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@on the cusp

yeah, the repetition thing on every news channel
using the same words and phrases is a pretty clear
give-away we are being propagandized

thanks for checking in!

6 users have voted.

35 years i’ve Actively participated in hanging seasonal lights
not a fan of holidays

glad they are up though rain
cloud fog more rain
Heavy rain some rain lite
rain drizzle
did i mention
rain. . . ?
and Dark as well

lights are Good

five gallon Dogua bucket
has six inches in it since i
dumped it on Saturday
two inches overnight in
the rain gauge
and still coming down

trying to wean myself off
from commenting on the
Doom Porn out there
unfortunately i have
a jones for it so i
smoke more pot as antidote
does it help? Well
i’m not film at
eleven so That’s alright

Off to feed a toothless horse
nothing to float
for those in the know

i’m always around if
not all here

thanks for the ot

7 users have voted.

Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . . still waiting. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
sign at protest march

@Tall Bald and Ugly

a little bit of snow flickering down this AM
guess it's time to cover el bateau
happy your horsee has you to care for
know what you mean about the war porn
it is outrageous

good luck!

5 users have voted.
earthling1's picture

@Tall Bald and Ugly
the weather at home (PNW) and it's getting torrential rain with a lot of flooding and landslides.
Apparently we left just in time.
Going to be mid to high 70s here in the Antelope Valley today and we are loving it.
Yesterday we made the pilgrimage to Charlie Browns in Little Rock, CA. and wandered the multiple rooms added over the decades filled with an eclectic mix of just about everything, including giant concrete dinosaurs and sabertooths (outside of course).
Hope the rain let's up before we come rolling through Eureka.
Heh, leave those lights on for us.

6 users have voted.

Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.

The US will bear the blame should Ukraine be defeated on the battlefield

Trying to lay a guilt trip on congress.

4 users have voted.
Cassiodorus's picture

@QMS If the US is going to spend $61 billion on aid to Ukraine, well, what's it going toward?

Answer #1: humanitarian assistance. As if the people of THIS COUNTRY didn't need humanitarian assistance.

Answer #2: weaponry. But who's going to use this weaponry? The Ukrainians who were trained to use it, few as they were, were cut down in pointless counter-offensives.

Recently there's been a bunch of opinionating floating about to the effect that OMIGOD THE RUSSIANS AREN'T GOING TO STOP AT UKRAINE! Simplicius discusses this phenomenon. Simplicius references a National Review article, but somehow it doesn't seem to have occurred to the author of this article that, if the Russians were in fact planning to invade vast chunks of Europe beyond Ukraine, the thing to do would be not 1) to throw more money and resources down the Ukrainian black hole but 2) to put the whole of the collective NATO economy on a complete war footing, with rationing, a military draft, and nuclear war preparation, and maybe then send some extra money to Ukraine. So, yeah, this sort of idiocy is easily rebutted.

Moreover, it doesn't seem that Yellen has a plan for taking back control of the airspace above Ukraine from the Russians, since after all the absence of airspace control is why 1) the counter-offensives achieved nothing and 2) Zelensky was forced by the Ukrainian military to adopt an exclusively defensive posture in the war.

Moon of Alabama suggests, now, that the US is withholding aid to push Zelensky toward negotiations with Russia. Perhaps as a preliminary aid package the US could send Ukraine some experts in the fine art of downsizing one's ambitions while at the negotiating table?

8 users have voted.

"The war on Gaza, backed by the West, is a demonstration that the West is willing to cross all lines. That it will discard any nuance of humanity. That it is willing to commit genocide" -- Moon of Alabama

@Cassiodorus @Cassiodorus

let us, just for a moment, disregard Yellen's ignorance of US needs in the first place.
So, per her reasoning, she appears 'to think' it is more important to float a foreign
economy, to save face of another military failure, to who's advantage? Umm, not us.
How did she get this job? Going to guilt people into believing more money spent
overseas is good (not for us). Reminds me of the casus belli during the Vietnam
mission. We can't stop now because we spent all this blood and treasure already.
Therefore? The masses did not buy it. Just more Idiotry.

6 users have voted.
earthling1's picture

with how information is transmitted.
Your response to my OT headline: " Green Grass and High Tides" was The Outlaws "High Tides and Green Grass" tune, and again, thanks for that.
That tune was in my head as I was describing the passing scenery and in a subtle manner suggested to you that same tune.
That was an easy one.
But there happens even more subtle clues, sometimes so imperceptible that many people don't even recognize as a tripwire of the mind and are actually led in one direction or another.
This is the most insidious kind of propaganda or brainwashing first developed by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebels, and developed into even more perfection in the decades since.
And you know who led that advance.
I have made it a personal policy to seek out the opposing narrative in all things in life and begin there to separate the truth from falsity.
Thanks for the food for thought.

6 users have voted.

Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.


"seek out the opposing narrative"

a good brain exercise


4 users have voted.

Don't know if the riddle has been solved. But new born babies as I understand dream up a storm out of the womb but tail off. One person theorized that was how the baby remained in contact with the mother. Strangely, did the dreams of mothers offer back the connection???

3 users have voted.

that "That you don't throw stones in a glass house".

The U.S. is bringing its first charges of war crimes against four Russian military personnel for alleged atrocities committed against an American citizen in Ukraine during Moscow’s full-scale invasion of the country.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the charges Wednesday, unsealing an indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia.

“Congress passed the U.S. war crimes statute nearly 30 years ago, to give us jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes committed against American citizens abroad,” Garland said at a press conference.


The four Russians are alleged to have interrogated, severely beaten and tortured the American victim. They also allegedly threatened to kill the victim and conducted a mock execution.

It appears that Garland looks the other way from daily Israeli war crimes and forgets about the past.

6 users have voted.


6 users have voted.