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Forum Post: Congress less popular than cockroaches

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 10, 2013, 4:25 p.m. EST by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO
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I thought the forum could use a good laugh right about now. Lord knows, I sure do.

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yes, but they're slightly more popular than meth labs..........:)

At least as damaging though.

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

sometimes I wonder if the meth labs contribute more to the economy than anything Congress could pass.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

WallStreet.

NOTHING holds a candle to the economic destructive force of WallStreet.

Nothing.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Heh heh. And the same can be said for the Kardashians and Lindsay Lohan. Well, the Kardashians anyway.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

They probably are just a bit more popular then the plague. But only to those who feel good about their life.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

"Why is it that some people never seem to develop a sense of other as related to sense/understanding of self? To seemingly walk obliviously of others through the daily travel of ones life."

I think it's two-fold (at least). First, that's the sort of thing that should be (used to be?) taught at home (and school and church), and it seems lately, the traditional family unit has become dysfunctional. The second I think, is brainwashing by TPTB through the media, which is also (I believe) responsible for the dysfunction of the family unit. I'm 100% convinced the media is programming us to be mindless, self-centered, distrustful consumers. It's a classic divide-and-conquer strategy. Separate the individual from his community, his neighbors, his family members as much as possible. Look at the messages being constantly bombarded at us thru MSM: it's now acceptable to lie, cheat, steal, be completely self-centered. In fact, it's portrayed as a given.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Portrayed as a . . . . . virtue - a - strength.

How sick is that?

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Shows you how completely evil most of them are. They're perfectly happy fucking up everything from the individual's mind to the entire planet's ecosystems, all in the name of profit and control.

Sorry for the hour delay, I was in an extended PM with one of our more enlightened forum members.

I also found those figures I wanted about the amount of oil that could be saved (by halving oil changes) that I had posted on one of your threads a couple month's ago. It saves me the trouble of sifting thru the 8,675,309 posts you've made since then, heh heh heh.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

LOL - I am active - but - that active? Hell I have felt pretty inactive over the last couple of weeks. Evil is a true tag. As Greed is a true illness that feeds evil.

Evil is real - some - many - most? - think it is a concept described to warn of acting in bad behavior - it "is" a cautionary warning - it "is" also a real thing.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Sorry 'bout that. I just can't get over how funny that episode was. A forum high point I think.

Evil is definitely real, although some think it's more of a biblical thing. I think someone actually said that here some time last year.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Forum high point? I guess I missed the reference.

Biblical/religious = pretty much the same thing. Man made.

Evil - Real? I have no doubt that it is.

Spiritual? Perhaps that would be the entry point to logical exploration.

Spiritual is "not" man made - though it "is" man experienced.

Greater/stranger(?) things then are dream'nt of in your philosophy Horatio.....................

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Ignore it and it will go away may come to be the best advice for such ideals and it works. The devil has returned to God. Say hello to the land of all possibility...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ummmm - sorry but you were to brief - however poetic - to get your thought communicated.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

It is what we make it, always has been and shall remain. Remember how it feels and follow your heart believe and have faith everything takes care to make it so and whoop there it is BLISS

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

A true feeling of well being - often follows a true gift of self to another. Not a gift of means/money - a gift of "self" involvement/concern/advice/help.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

You missed the reference? It's gotta be a holdover from that flu you're getting over.

867-5309

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

aAHhahahahahahahahaheheheheeeehehehooo....that was funny. so unexpected as well.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Well, we can't expect you to catch everything when you usually have four or five conversations going at the same time. ;-)

Gotta go. Talk at you tomorrow or the next. But first:

"Spiritual is "not" man made - though it "is" man experienced." Good quote. I like that.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thx - I look forward to our next conversation.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Well, they did beat out gonorrhea two to one, so the plague would probably equate somewhat.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Right now I think the plague would be pretty popular - more so then gonorrhea - and the congress. But that is only because so many people have been left to sink or swim with no support.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

In certain circles, a plague would be very welcome right about now, if you catch my drift.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I would not cry overmuch if a plague hit the greedy. I believe in a life that goes beyond this one ( what it is? I do not know - I just feel that this is not all there is ) - so if the greedy were to be plague ridden maybe during a fast series of incarnations or something - they might grow spiritually.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

A pox on the elitists!

Agree about the afterlife. Perhaps our energies go to one of those other dimensions that string theory suggests. It would explain why we can't contact anyone on the 'other side.'

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Would go far in explaining a moment of epiphany - that moment - fleeting - where everything that comes to mind is clear and complete. Who on the other side would want to be contacted from someone living in this mess? If that other side - or - next step/phase has progressed in maturity.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Last year I was talking to someone (can't remember who) and I compared it to a child leaving the hospital nursery. In the nursery, that room is the entire universe to the child. Once you leave, you never even consider going back, not even for a visit. Maybe not the best analogy, but what the hell?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I think though that people have a memory of separation - birth - entering a new cold uncontrolled environment - leaving the safety/comfort of your world up to that point in time.

Trauma.

You don't consider going back - perhaps because on some level you know that that can not be done - others may disregard that knowledge of no going back and somewhere stubbornly still want to go back.

I think we need to learn to be more welcoming to the new arrivals - from start/birth to individuality - entering society as ones self - after the years of schooling/upbringing.

[-] -2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Interesting. A believer in ghosts, by any chance?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

A questioner of the unexplainable. What is a ghost? A real entity on a slightly different plane of existence? Someone who died and is still somehow hanging around? A demon pretending to be someone something that they are not?

You know that during the developmental process between being conceived and then being born - that there is a period of time when the unborn is able to hear the world outside of it's womb? What does the unborn make of that? How may that affect future perceptions?

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I hadn't heard that about the unborn but I wouldn't be a bit surprised. It makes sense. And a very good question; how do our first perceptions affect us? How do they affect what we become?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

A calm and consistent environment to be born into or an environment of chaos anger stress. Children are very good at picking up on the feelings of others - how does that shape the individual? Is the individual then blessed or cursed by people and situations that they then encounter in growing?

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

That brings to mind a show I saw eons ago comparing how babies are born in different cultures. In short, how is a newborn affected when its first experience out of the womb is shock and pain, specifically the practice (not sure they do this anymore) of holding them by their ankles and slapping them on their ass? That's how it used to be done. Seems barbaric if you think about it.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

And then the practice of a water birth - a birth into a pool of warm water. Really something to see. The apparent joy on the newborns face. Amazing.

[-] -2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

"And then the practice of a water birth - a birth into a pool of warm water. Really something to see. The apparent joy on the newborns face. Amazing."

That was, in fact, on the show I'm referring to. Born smiling. It is amazing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Smiling and - "swimming" - guide em to the surface they grab a breath and back under they go practically laughing - under water. WOW -so- incredible.

[-] -2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

"Smiling and - "swimming" - guide em to the surface they grab a breath and back under they go practically laughing - under water. WOW -so- incredible."

I'd like to see an interview with some of those kids, now grown, to see how they turned out. Do they still do water births? I'm sure it's been easily twenty years since I saw that program.

Edit: I figured I'd jump higher up the thread to give us more room.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

AHhhhh - thanks - thoughtful - and helpfully informative.

I would love to see if they tracked those children.

I think you can still set-up a water birth - my Niece was real interested in the alternative options.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Apparently you can. I just went to YouTube and they have videos of some as recent as last year.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Awesome - for the children - and as well for the experience of the parents. Humanity "can" grow in good ways. {:-])

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yep. The one gal decided on it specifically because of the horrible hospital experience she had giving birth to her first son. I know my ex had a very unpleasant experience; the epidural, the interns gawking and smirking. Probably one of the reasons she suffered post-partum depression afterwards. I don't remember if they slapped my daughter on the ass though, heh heh.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

My God how damaging people can be - even with out trying - people in a job of caring. Consideration of others and what you do or do not do and how that appears or may appear to others should be an educational consideration - yeah - consideration.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Absolutely. In this day of assembly line medicine, I don't think the concept of bedside manner is even touched upon much. The two interns, med students, whatever they were (males) made me so mad I wanted to punch 'em in the face. It's like they were just hanging around to "see some pussy." That's the impression I got anyway.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It is not just them - but they are worse because of the position they are in - are trying to fill. I have had the same kind of thoughts about others that I have run into in various places and circumstances - and it is like the idea of other ( then them-self ) just does not register.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Inconsiderate. Self-absorbed. It's become chronic in this day and age. BTW, I decided to stop bumping Shayneh's thread, so I didn't respond to you over there.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I do not much care for that individual and their comments to this point in time - so - I can not fault you for not wanting to jump in and contribute there.

How much is inconsideration - plain and simple - and how much is deliberate - there is hope for the plainly inconsiderate.

Self absorption is not a killer if the individual can relate their absorption to others as well - it is when others receive no consideration as you would give to yourself - that - that bewilders me and really has a tendency to piss me off.

[-] -2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Damn! Ran out of room again! ;-)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It can be quite a challenge ( pain in the ass ) to continue a good exchange/conversation at times - Hey?

Why is it that some people never seem to develop a sense of other as related to sense/understanding of self? To seemingly walk obliviously of others through the daily travel of ones life.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

And they both hide when the lights come on!!

[-] 1 points by grapes (2839) 1 year ago

I think that you may be sadly mistaken. Cockroaches scurry out of sight when the lights come on but our really experienced politicians streak under the lime-lights to deny wrongdoings through our media, hoping that their field of denials will warp the reality for the gullible people.

Frankly, cockroaches are vastly cheaper to keep on our payrolls than our Congress, far more tolerant of deprivations, and downright fascinating. You know, I can go away for a week forgetting about them and they put on quite a welcoming party when I come back. What do I get from Congress if I go away for a week forgetting about them? Ugh, it seems that I am navigating near a black hole searching for a way not to fall into the trap.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

cockroaches are honest to what they are.

[-] 1 points by grapes (2839) 1 year ago

Yes, indeed, I can figure out cockroaches' behaviors far better than the behaviors of our Congress. Their honesty can be endearing if they were not so prolific in reproduction and fast on their feet.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thank God congress is not so prolific - nor those who try to buy or try to rent them.

[-] 1 points by grapes (2839) 1 year ago

That may actually be the really big problem for us -- not having Congress lay eggs when needed. Well, quite a few occasions are coming soon.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Congress lays plenty of eggs - most of em rotten and really smelly.

[-] 1 points by grapes (2839) 1 year ago

Proper timing is everything in life!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27789) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Timing - and - content.

[-] 1 points by grapes (2839) 1 year ago

Yes.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Good one! Worth a "twinkle," although I'm sure it will "mysteriously" disappear in a couple minutes.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

And they both do their dirty work when the lights are off.... (que doomsday music)... Bum bum bummmmmmm....

[-] -2 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

And if you let the infestation get out of hand, it's damn near impossible to clean them out.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Boy is that freakin true!!

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b70TUbdfs

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yeah, I saw that last year, but it was well worth watching again. Gotta love the sarcasm.