Google, democracy and the truth about internet search | Technology | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/04/google-democracy-truth-internet-search-facebook?CMP=fb_gu

This is a very interesting article which I have some thoughts on I might share later when I get them better organized in my head but I, too, have noticed more and more that it appears someone is gaming the system when it comes to internet search. We should all be vigilant in vetting out reliability of sources as best we can. People are rewriting history to suit their own agendas all the time and other people who are already biased in one direction or another are lapping these manufactured realities up.

Change the way you look at things.
Change the way you look at things.

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Memerization – Sex On The Mountain

Bogus Basin Snow Sex Cam.
Bogus Basin Snow Sex Cam.
Why fonts matter.
Why fonts matter.
Don't ask kids what they want to be when they grow up...
Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up…

It looks like you’re writing unsubstantiated nonsense. Would you like to turn on ALL CAPS?

A person who never learned to trust confuses intensity with intimacy...
A person who never learned to trust confuses intensity with intimacy…

Well, the wildlife of Bogus Basin have found a wonderful way to keep warm in the winter chill. Good on them! It’s wonderful to observe nature carrying on under the trapping of man’s “improvements” to the landscape. Sex outdoors is some of the best kind of sex. But I’m not to keen on sex in the cold.

She “Wow, you’re rock hard. You must be and incredible lover.”

Me “Not really, I’m just frozen stiff.”

What do you think of this quote about people who are distrustful? Do they indeed confuse intensity with intimacy, obsession with care, and control with security? I have a tendency to be rather distrustful of people and their motives sometimes and I recognize some truth in these words. It’s something well worth considering I guess. I love the one about asking kids what problems they would like to solve rather than what they want to be when they grow up. It seems to me that instills a sense of purpose in them. Now, they have a mission.

There are plenty of problems in this world which need to be solved and what we need are more people who are on a mission to solve them rather than on a mission to become what society has decided makes on “successful”. I’ve been seeing some news articles about devices which capture carbon from the air and convert it to a solid or a fuel. Now these are the kinds of solutions we need more of.

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Memerization – Ancient Gods, Camping…

It is foolish to laugh at the ancient gods while still believing in your own.
It is foolish to laugh at the ancient gods while still believing in your own.
My cousin gets excited about going camping.
My cousin gets excited about going camping.

I feel the same way. Plus, that’s my favorite camping spot too. Who doesn’t enjoy a weekend or more at Camp MFFY!

What do you see?
What do you see?

Some say a T-Rex, others a dragon, even a penis… What do you think?

This is where you go to get your head straight.
This is where you go to get your head straight.
WARNING!!! Exposure to Drumming may cause a sudden outburst of Joy, Happiness, Laughter, Creativity, Awareness, Spontaneous Dancing and Healing ...
WARNING!!! Exposure to Drumming may cause a sudden outburst of Joy, Happiness, Laughter, Creativity, Awareness, Spontaneous Dancing and Healing …

I highly recommend camping and drumming. Especially if you can do it with a crazy bunch of friends who also enjoy communing with nature and tribe in the woods. There is something truly primal which connects your spirit to your ancestors in taking the time to do these things. The more often the better. The smell and sound of a crackling fire, the rhythm of the drums and the sounds of feet thumping and dancing on the ground speak to a place deep within all of us when we were truly connected to the circle of life. When is the last time you were out in the woods? Do you have some interesting experiences to share? Did you feel the presence of your ancestors or perhaps something otherworldly? Do you like to go for long walks on forest trails or sit on the porch and watch the rain come down? The pitter patter of the drops can carry you away in meditative trance while you let the troubles of our modern world slip away for a little while. Thank you for visiting today. Please take a little time to drop a comment or two about your thoughts. I enjoy a good conversation with like minded and sometimes different minded folks.

Peace and Blessings!

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Memerization – porn, sex and black toilet paper.

Here we realize we can see porn on mobile.
Here we realize we can see porn on mobile.
What an unusual name...
What an unusual name…
Stats show that the average person has sex 89 times per year. Looks like I'm in for a wild December.
Stats show that the average person has sex 89 times per year. Looks like I’m in for a wild December.
Goth Level 100 - Black Toilet Paper
Goth Level 100 – Black Toilet Paper

Black Toilet Paper? It’s real and it’s available on Amazon folks. 

Funny how that works out with the phone sizes and screens doesn’t it? Oh surely porn alone doesn’t account for that but porn is and always has been a huge driver of online content and innovations. Whether we like to admit it or not we humans enjoy our sex and fantasies. It’s natural, it’s healthy (as long as you’re careful about STIs and such) and it makes us happy. It is just one of many ways that we can reconnect with our primal past and the circle of life. It is one of many ways to feel alive. So don’t feel bad about it. Embrace and enjoy what comes naturally to yourself as well as our many kindred on blessed mother earth.

So tell me? Do you think the name on the check is genuine or is someone just having a little fun with us? I’m leaning toward the latter myself but it’s still good for a chuckle. Also, who knew there was such a thing as black toilet paper? I’m so getting some for the house to use around next Samhain. (That’s Halloween for most folks in case you’re wondering.) I wonder if it’s baby soft or if it’s old drill sergeant butt buff. You know, rough, tough and won’t take shit off of anyone. Funny names for toilet paper; cheek floss, bog roll, poo tickets, bum fodder, form one, smudge rubs, porcelain throne ride tickets, stationary for writing a letter to congress, the daily news… Got more? I’m  all out for now.

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Memerization – Philosophy, phones and elements.

philospophy-cat

This cat looks like it’s about to teach the most profound philosophy class of all time.

Sage against the machine!
Sage against the machine!
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I’m sorry I didn’t answer my phone when you called. I don’t use it for that.
The cost of not following you heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.
The cost of not following you heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.
Ah! The element of surprise.
Ah! The element of surprise.

I’m thinking Philosophy Cat might be making more appearances on Our Pantheons Way in the future. I have some ideas rolling around for profound philosophical thoughts he could share with the masses. It’ll be fun! For me at least. Maybe for a few followers as well. So ya know, I kind of missed the boat when Rage Against The Machine was new on the scene. I was in my early twenties then and heavily focused on work and trying to build a life so music kind of took a back seat for me but looking back and reviewing I can see the genius behind their lyrics and why they energized a generation. The machine grinds on and it continues to catch some of our lives in between the cogs and gears to be chewed up and spat out the other side. Even if you’re riding high right now and benefiting from the mechanization of life don’t be to sure it won’t get you too in the end. The machine isn’t human. The machine doesn’t care. The machine only does what its masters tell it to do. Sometimes I get so frustrated when I try to explain to people that they might think the machine is their friend because they happen to be serving its purposes for now that when they are no longer useful it will discard them like yesterdays garbage and use their blood to grease its wheels. That what machines do. Hold on to your humanity!

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Atilla the Hun On Success – New Meme

Atilla the Hun on success.

“It’s not that I succeed, it’s that everyone else has to fail, horribly, preferably in front of their parents.” – Atilla the Hun 

I made this meme because I did a search for a line I remembered (and come to think of it maybe the line came from a movie) but it was about a “barbarian” warlord who came to a town to lay siege on it and told the people there something to the effect of ‘Good people, you have committed grave sins. How do I know this to be true? Because otherwise why would God have sent a scourge such as myself upon you to punish you for your wickedness.’ I’m sure it wasn’t exactly that but something along those lines. So, while digging through a list of what are purported to be actual Atilla the Hun quotes I happened across this one and it made me laugh. After all, that sounds like something a “barbarian” warlord might say right? Plus, Atilla the Hun was known as the ‘Scourge Of God’ so I’m sure I was on the right path. But, I got distracted and never did find the quote I was looking for. Still, this meme was born and I thought it was funny even if it didn’t catch on as much as I thought it might with others. I’m weird that way. Haha.

 

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You could face a $1,000 fine for sending supplies to DAPL protest camp

MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News Live) Governor Jack Dalrymple’s Executive Order explains that if you are seen sending supplies to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site, you could be fined up to $1,000.

Maxine Herr, the Public Information Officer for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department goes into further detail about Dalrymple’s Executive Order.

http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/You-could-face-a-1000-fine-for-sending-supplies-to-DAPL–403638516.html

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U.S. veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest | Reuters

More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying.

It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous plan to cut off supplies to the camp – an idea quickly abandoned after an outcry and with law enforcement’s treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters increasingly under the microscope.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN13P2C8

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Poly-ticks Unusual – Guns and Control

If you’re just hopping in from a search or shared post this is actually part of a series of posts. You can get in at the beginning here: http://ourpantheons.org/poly-ticks-unusual/

GUN CONTROL

Gun Control or Self Control?
Gun Control or Self Control?

Ah, now see here? This is one of those points on which my more left leaning, liberal side of the political spectrum friends and I tend to part ways and I sometimes get called names like “ammosexual” or “gun-toting hillbilly” or some such. LMAO! Yeahhhhhh. Not so much. But, I do believe heavily in the right to keep and bear arms and have given some consideration to the right to keep and arm bears as well. Haha. (See what I did there?)

As much as I am a peace loving, live and let live kind of guy myself (and I am) , I realize that, unfortunately, the world has a lot of people in it who don’t live by that particular philosophy. There are some ruthless people, hateful people and desperate people out there whether we like to admit it or not. Maybe the neighborhood I live in is fairly peaceful and maybe the one you live in is but we don’t all have the luxury of living in peaceful places. Nor are we always lucky enough to not occasionally have to pass through some rather unsavory places once in awhile in our day to day work or travels. For these, and other reasons, some of us prefer to have access to guns to protect ourselves as well as those we love and care about. Still others are hunting enthusiasts or collectors. There is also the deterrent factor in being armed which can prevent some problems before they even become a problem. Those who would do ill tend to think twice if they consider that their target might retaliate with deadly force. That deterrent goes for criminals, foreign invaders or even our own government if it were to run amuck and turn to all out tyranny upon it’s citizens. Far fetched notion you say? I’m not so sure. Stranger things have happened in the history of this world and can happen again if there isn’t something to prevent it. If it weren’t so there would be no need for militaries or police forces in the world. As much as I wish we didn’t need these things, the reality is that there are always those who will take advantage of others if they think they can do it without repercussions.

Aside from that. For those who advocate an all out ban on guns I ask them to ponder this scenario. Leaving alone the age old slogan “If guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.” Let’s just say someone could magically wave a wand and make every single gun simply vanish. Would violence dissappear? Humans have been devising ways to kill one another since long before the first musket was ever fired and would continue to do so with or without the availability of guns. The ingredients to make a molotov cocktail are no farther away than your local gas station and common ingredients for deadly chemical weapons are probably in your laundry room or under your sink right now. Controlling one particular device will not alter human nature or culture. As the picture says, it’s self control that is lacking. That is where we, as a society, should be focusing our attentions if we want to get violence in check. Now, that being said, it is a good thing that Joe Blow, just got out of the mental hospital or has a history of domestic violence can’t run down to Academy Sports and buy a bunch of guns and ammo. There is something to be said for responsible gun ownership and regulation of who can easily, legally obtain such tools. Nothing is fool proof though.

 

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