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August 28, 2007


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The Dude

Also, LAK, how can you call the religious ignorant and then reach athiest conclusions? (I take this from your "wasting your one life" comment.) From a logical perspective, the best you can conclude is that you have no idea what happens upon death. It really isn't hard to imagine that our consciousnesses are not bound to our body-- hell, this sort of alternate reality could be created by computers in a 100 years. I'd be really interested to hear support for a "one and only life" theory. To me, it seems to require an equal leap of faith with various religious conclusions.


Equal leap dude? Hardly. The bset I can do, no, not really. While I admit the issue is open for debate, Consciouness, while mysterious and unexplained, does have a demonstrated nexus to the brain, which is made of human flesh, which we know plenty about, and which does not last forever. While not conclusive, the overwhelming evidence points to the fact that consicouness/spirit doesn't exist without a body to house it. And bodies die. We know that. I've never seen an angel or ghost, or talked with the dead, nor am I aware of any credible documented instances of anyone else doing it. I have however seen plenty of dead bodies, and not one of them talked to or otehrwise communicated its presence to me. I do know how anesthesia can suspend consciousness. I do know how consciousness deteriorates with age. Indeed there is plenty of evidence favoring the one interpretation over the other, even if not conclusive.

Joan A. Conway

Oh wait, my faux Hitler reference was unneeded: frequent poster and English-languish-challenged Joan A. Conway violated Godwin's law in the second comment. I think this is telling about Stone's posts.

What is Godwin's law.

Stone's post, in this example, is shot from the hip, and void of being context-dependent upon the subject of which he speaks, Gonzales Legacy, a Mexican-American with parents of unknown citizenship in the United States. Is Alberto of the first generation Mexican(s) or of the second generation Mexican(s)? I don't think anyone accurately knows the answer. So Stone's comments suggest others might be responsible of Gonzales' bent to put into place unconstitutional laws, simply because it is political to do so! He did it in Texas, and I believe he did it in the United States. I might be wrong; but if Gonzales quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, he is indeed a duck!

On the other hand, I am not a nasty faux Hitler suggested by The Dude! What is 'The Dude' but a pseudonym for a nameless entity blogging on this site. If you lie in the shawdows of a pen name, can anyone obtain the light from you?

Hilter left the world offering his manipulated victims a nasty choice to control them to the gas chambers. The choice I offer is most often based on an academic writer's research about the subject - the Mexican! Professor Stone's site doesn't take into perspective 'the Mexican's tradition.' Like I said, he was talking directly to us without context.

Joan A. Conway

I once spelled out the difficulties of performing my blog at the Chicago Public Library, and now I am on the 15 minute express. Sorry for the delay blog(s) of the past year.

Now comparing the limited choices offered by Prof. Stone's comments on Gonzales, most Americans want pithy comments without context. He was just being commerical.

Unfortunately, I am often upset about the police jargon associated with the pithy requirements asked by Bill O'Reilly's Factor.

I have been his volunteer, and not the only one by the way, since April 1999, during the Columbine crisis.

We known each other intimately, because I leaned upon him during my years at a third-rate hotel with inadequate housing during my lawsuit(s).

I have provided the context of many of his subjects in the past.

The Follow the Yellow Brick Road or Critical Path theme was mine, the 2000-election John Barleycorn theme was mine, and much else was mine based on my extensive read, such as the interlude coming the day of the 911 crisis. I have proven to be a ' Miss Cleo.'

Because I am having hip surgery, I do not volunteer anymore, since I am at the YMCA exercising, where I should be right now.

I just got hustled by the security guard to get off the 15 minute express. Naturally I mentioned Robert Reed, the head of security to send her away. What a ploy! She held the door open for me and before that she mentioned that I was coming back. Now the chief Librarian gets into the act with his notice that it is a 15 minute express. Again I mentioned Robert Reed and harassment.

I am waiting for my hour on the computer.

Kimball Corson

The Gonzales Legacy is not necessarily a legal one. It is more in the vein of that of Rochester, the old bulter to Jack Benny, I think it was. As Rochester always said, "Yes, Sir, Boss." Gonzales seemed to do no differently with Bush. His legal rationalizations, too, are about on par with those we might have expected from Rochester.

Kimball Corson


Check out the Seth books by Jane Roberts, the most checked out volumes of the Yale Library system, where the originals works are still held. Much is said about consciousness. Forget how the information was purportedly obtained and consider its own structural integrity and credibility. Seth contributions have been the basis of much scientific research in the last few decades, including much of the sleep research done at Harvard.

Joan A. Conway

He was no Rochester in the Death State Texas, and I don't expect he was one in D.C. He learned that it was political to allow unconstitutional laws to sip through the bureaucratic cracks, and he did so. He became quite political on his own accord, helping Bush deny prisoners their lives.

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