Tuesday Open Thread ~ Shared Perceptions


A locking of eyes can be all you need to have some (others) understand something you mean.

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Eye contact between two people is a powerful act of communication and may show interest, affection or dominance.

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Welcome to another episode of the ever-changing C99 Tuesday Open Thread. A place to share perceptions. Be it individualized or assumed to be accepted as common knowledge. The audience here are varied and astute. Post away, it's easy if you are signed in. And throw in a couple coins. It helps.

Although it is difficult to lock eyes with each other thru this digital medium, we connect in other, more cerebral ways. Best guess the communication devices we use have eye-tracking capabilities. The trick would be to share that eye contact concurrent with text, video or voice links. How could the lying politicos tolerate that? Methinks the tech is already in place. In a sharing agreement between the NSA and Google, a marketing plan will be put forward to the public once the bugs have been worked in.

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Big Hat Tip to my alter-ego Zoebear, AKA Anja, who took up the challenge to go every other Tuesday OT. THX! In that vein...

Recipe: Sunday Slush
Ingredients:
In a fruit jar (better with a handle) load with ice cubes.
Add a good jigger of your choice of alcohol (preferably clear, 100%)
Dash of lime / lemon juice
Ginger tonic / soda, like Vernors. (see my recipe for ginger tonic next week)
Optional : 5 whole seedless grapes and a few sprigs of fresh hemp leaves.
Stir down to get grapes and leaves on the bottom. Once drained (or drunk), scoop out the grapes.

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Jim Pepper performs Witchi-Tai-Tai (Would not embed, U-tube flukey on this machine)

https://youtu.be/g61jZ1rplSE

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Busy as bees knees these days. Spring rush. Check in when able, so maintain 'yo'in seffs (en patois).

Celebrate life, long as you dare.

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Forged Hook and Eye by Chris Bordeleau

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A locking of eyes can be all you need to have some (others) understand something you mean.

Not an option for posters, who are too often often arrested per Poe's Law.

Barr is investigating whether the evidence that was the reason (rationalized justification?) for the Russia! investigation was acquired legally. Given the spinelessness of FISA courts, I won't place any bets on that one, either way.

I am already running behind this a.m., so this is all from me. Have a great day, everyone!

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@HenryAWallace
Wink

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That drink sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I'm always interested in new drink concoctions, although I'm a die-hard beer lover, which is why all those new breweries are fun to check out!

Yawn, stretch ~ it's Tuesday. Already looking forward to the weekend. Who can blame me? I work to live and have never lived to work.

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Pleasantry

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“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

-- Voltaire

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@Raggedy Ann
The mother of america.

America’s craft beer movement is all about breaking beer rules, and Austin’s Hops & Grain Brewery takes that to heart with The One They Call Zoe—a pale lager that really flies by the seat of its pants

via Food & Wine

Cheers!

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From Zero Hedge via Global Research

No kidding – this is not our headline, but Newsweek’s: “US Special Forces School Publishes New Guide For Overthrowing Foreign Governments” – and as far as we can tell they are the only major mainstream outlet to have picked up on the fact that the US military is now essentially openly bragging on past and future capabilities to foster covert regime change operations.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-special-forces-command-new-guide-overth...

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Jim Pepper performs Witchi-Tai-Tai

Now and then, with a few people that I seldom speak to directly, I feel a glance, a nod, a meeting of the eyes for a instant. I don't question it. My brain files it among real things. It is unique to this place, but it's unpredictable. It's not the Internet of Things. I think we can transcend devices and algorithms and the people who watch us. We must.

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The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
– Albert Camus
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@Pluto's Republic
If you smile at me, I will understand.
It's something everyone, everywhere
does in the same language.

CSNY

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.

that mode of communication needed to be used back in the day in the USSR. A quick glance or smile was enough. Well, not really enough, but had to suffice. It's odd to me that that is where we are now. Odd and sad. How we have shrunk.

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@randtntx @randtntx appears to be a good example of Poe's law Smile
As some infamous people say; "it's very easy to misunderestimate people on the intertubes".

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forehead.”

“It’s not a question of wringing our hands and saying: ‘Oh, well, if we only knew what to do.’ We do know what to do, and the science clearly shows… that the world is in trouble, and we know it’s because of people so we have the power to change it.”
~ Justina Ray, president and senior scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.

Good day. QMS; watched the GND livestream last evening; great grassroots work by Sunrise.

Thanks for this OT and have a good one.

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@smiley7
for all of us. Go AOC. Give 'em hell!
Good luck with the well.
Sounds swell.

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Trade day was buzzing this AM, but I left empty handed. Went grocerying while in town.

Now it is back to the slowly developing well house. Hope you all have a great day.

Cool and clear here this morning.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout
way too much was for smiley, well for lookout. Multi-tasking is not one of my strong points today.

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‘We’re getting killed’: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Housing has been another focal point. Thirty acres owned by the company in Wikiup became the site for 64 housing units, including a golf course and park as a way to give back to the community.

Jackson also provides farm labor housing for its 360 H-2A visa farm workers in various counties.
JFW works with an outside Farm Labor Contractor that specializes in the H-2A program. This contractor houses and transports the H-2A employees. JFW allows this contractor to use ranch houses for some of these H2A workers.

“We clearly need immigration reform to continue to have good workers and maintain a sustainable workforce. At $15 to $22 an hour, to live in Sonoma County means you are probably not going to vacation in Hawaii.”

Because if everyone could vacation in Hawaii...? What about the rest of us who have to compete against subsidized labor and subsidized housing? cake! I'm not a math surgeon but I think 360 is more than 64, but look a golf course park! community wookie Wine is not a food crop, why is it subsidized like one? These are not the "people who feed America" sorry. 5th largest reich

What passes for journalism in the local rag stinks like a corporate advertisement, but go on:

Wine losses of 5% to 6% due to evaporation are being countered using humidity management techniques. With 100,000 tons of fruit processed annually and stored in 300,000 barrels, every 1% saved from evaporation is equivalent to 1,000 tons, or 250 acres, of grapes.

Proof read much? mind your robots

On land conservation, of the 40,000 acres owned by the Jackson family, only 14,000 are planted, leaving a majority as open space and animal habitat that can also serve as a carbon sink for carbon dioxide and enhance biodiversity.

It can also serve, but does it? never mind look at the 2 Billion dollar industry. My great grandpa left Ireland forever to escape land barons like you. history repeats jkmn

Tigner said Jackson is also striving to reduce carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds by working with the University of California, Davis, to discover ways to capture and sequester carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas scientists say contributes to climate change and global warming.

“We want to measure our GHG footprint and set mid- and long-term reduction strategies, while also increasing renewable generation capacity and planning to cope with a future characterized by higher temperatures. A favorite Jess Jackson quote comes to mind. Take care of the land and it will take care of you. This is why we focus on land stewardship and soil health.”

kabuki capitalism
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"Is our children learning?" Don't blame teachers for environmental brain damage. "The future happens here first." sorry about that
California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains

LOS ANGELES — The nation's most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies.

The move cheered by environmentalists would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought. California Environmental Secretary Jared Blumenfeld said it's the first time the state has sought to ban a pesticide and the move was overdue.

"This pesticide is a neurotoxin, and it was first put on the market in 1965," Blumenfeld said. "So it's been on the shelf a long time, and it's past its sell-by date."

brawndo
I've boycotted California Strawberries as long as I can remember, because Methyl Bromide is very bad for healthy dirt, and healthy people. go in peace

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@eyo
proves much
Thanks eyo.
Hang in.

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@QMS thanks for getting me, and thanks for hosting OT alternate Tuesdays. {QMS}

That eagle we saw it yesterday, it circled right over us walking the river path. omg I was clicking the camera pointed skyward like a mad woman LOL mad woman clicking. My neighbor never looked down walking the whole time it was within eye sight, she was so mesmerized it was like a dream. me too right on We were talking about symbolism and BAM! there goes that eagle again. huh I think she is some kind of Shaman or something, lucky me. Also I met a Rastafarian who lives nearby. She is the real thing, whatever that means. heh

Rastafari Is --Peter Tosh
youtube is shark jumping
the post office remains the same

namaste
peace

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@eyo @eyo
proves much
Thanks eyo.
Hang in.

oops, xeroxed again. Damn IBM machines anyway.

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@eyo This is my new favorite phrase!

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@Eagles92 thanks (grin) I'm pretty sure it is Jimmy that put that phrase inside my head. lol Thanks goodness for comedy to balance tragedy, without it... I don't know man, I don't know. cheers jimmy

peace

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Apparently a spiritual practice. I do it with my dogs and cats. My family members would freak out. But it's cool with the animals.

Wishing everyone a great day!

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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@mhagle
That's the magic of the gaze.
Animals are deep. Simple.
Youmans are fracted unless focused.

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@mhagle

When I do it with my cats, it always looks like they are thinking about things. Smile

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz

or . . . maybe not . . . now that I think about it. Some of each can do deep gazing and some are more distracted.

@QMS I think it is a "no thought" sort of thing . . . just a reflection of being.

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"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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@mhagle
That is an interesting point.

Thanks!

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Love the quote. And it is so true. Facial communication can be so powerful. As someone who works with the public, I'm always amazed at the degree of differences between people's social skills. Some are great at it, others, less so.

Silliest things I heard at the register on Mother's Day:

Guy: You have children?
Me: No, I don't.
Guy: Oh, well, happy Mother's Day anyway.

Woman: You have children?
Me: No, I don't
Woman: I'm sorry

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Lol.

It was crazy busy at the store on Sunday. I was working my favorite section and I came across this:

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People are weird.

Have the day off today and I'm in the kitchen! In a clever form of barter, I am trading my cooking skills for car repair. A fellow crew member who knows about cars is coming over tomorrow to replace a part in my car. In return I am going to feed him, and supply him with "take-out", but not before I take a picture of what I made!

Speaking of which, I'm on Instagram now, so anyone who wants to follow me, this is my name:

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Have a great day everyone!

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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is somewhat beyond biological.
Awkward for some to relate to the concept of living child free.

Love your Happy Plate!

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@QMS

Good choice of words. The common usage is "child-less" which connotes the obvious. Child free is more accurate in my case.

Most people get it. But a lot don't. Nonetheless, it was funny in its awkwardness. Imagine if I had said back to them: "Gee, I'm sorry you have all that cumbersome responsibility and disappointment". Now that would've been awkward! Lol.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz @Anja Geitz I would never have kids. Didn't want 'em then, don't want 'em now, can't stand 'em, mind hasn't changed one bit in all these years. Met a woman a bit over 30 years ago who didn't wan't 'em either, and the rest is history.

We have always described ourselves to anyone who asks as "childfree by choice", and I think that that is the best way to encapsulate our approach for those who think differently. In any case, it tends to preempt the tired old "but why?" or "awww" or "you cheated yourself" tropes.

Which is good- because if somebody insists on pushing those at me anyway, my next level of response is to say "Actually, I like children just fine; especially sauteed" (accompanied by a big toothy "I'm-just-joking" grin, of course). That seems to discourage all but the most bewildered, anyway.

That was snark, for the humor-impaired: after all, you couldn't see my big, toothy grin. Hope everybody is having a great day!

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@skod
Think it was WC Fields that responded 'like'em broiled or fried' or some such. Nothing against chilluns, per say. Got plenty people aboard already. Big and small.

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Ich schreibe was mir paßt - in memory of Steve Biko

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"Spionagesoftware WhatsApp-Sicherheitslücke ermöglichte gezielte Überwachung ".(Spying software WhatsUp-Security hole facilitates targetted surveillance)

And I thought only JtC knows everything about me, but now it seems the whole world knows all my innermost secrets I share with my loved one.

I try not to hate the internets. But my loving spirit is weakening. What the hellish, evil, fucking technology have we developed? Worse than nuclear fission. The latter kills the body, the former kills the spirit.

Oh shit. May the internets go to hell and burn into dust.

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@mimi
We are small fish in a big pond.
Your thinking is original. That you own.
The rest is open to marketing ventures.

Be at peace.

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@QMS
Give rose

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but all I did was gazing. My eyes didn't look at any person, it was that look where you don't look at somebody but through a person, or better your looks stopped at an invisible wall just before it would hit a person.

So, if you sit in a subway in Germany and you would feel uncomfortable me staring at you, it's not staring, it's staring without a target. Oh, Germans are so rude. Tell me about it.

ja, ja, I am looking at you kid. Those looks ... hmmm something else...

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