- June 12
- Born in The Netherlands.
Living in Italy.
Fascinated (and bewildered) by the melting pot of American people, who came as master from "old-Europe" (Rumsfeld) to become a slave of the American Dream "... transformed by the act of immigration into the victim of a demon that drove him away from his ancient home to this strange new land ..." (Joseph Papaleo)
MY RECENT POSTS
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April 16, 2013 11:46AM
- of rationals and rationales
October 28, 2012 09:01AM
- it's the economy, stupid
October 14, 2012 08:06AM
- a cookie for a poopie
October 07, 2012 09:09AM
- the power, not the guts
October 05, 2012 03:41AM
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- “this is very OK.
April 21, 2013 12:55PM
- “perhaps you're right,
bull shit is part
of the game ...
October 29, 2012 04:56PM
nice to have
October 28, 2012 09:01PM
- “Brazen Princess, thanks
for visiting and for your
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- “Amen, I would say
(or is it I
are a bit
October 28, 2012 03:20PM
- My Links
He entered the long
lane to the cemetery which would lead him to the grounds of the
He had walked that lane a few times behind the coffin of a deceased.
Never in his youth. Not behind the coffin of his mother who died when he was a young boy, very young.
Too… Read full post »
Answering a comment of Magaret Feike, who argued without arguments that the only (sic) rational choice was a choice for the Democratic Party - see my post the lesser of two evils - I mentioned that old Floridian woman who was interviewed on telly, and who was asked who she/… Read full post »
A LESSON FOR THE SUNDAY
With "They" they mean: politicians.
I presume Reps ànd Dems.
Reps are liars if you are a Dem.
If you are a Rep then it's the Dems that are lying.
Through their teeth.
Why then is it that they aren't told so by… Read full post »
A LESSON FOR THE SUNDAY
for Georgie Doggie
I don't know why that is sister's policy, still.
Said James, after having given Georgie a cookie.
For a shit.
I'm not sure
if that was a rhetorical question.
(Well, he could have asked his sister.)
He should have asked me.
_ _ _ _ /… Read full post »
My neighbor was celebrating the moment when Hope and Change was nominated by the Democratic Convention.
I couldn't understand her. Like me, she was an ardent opponent of the politics of USA made in Jerusalem.
More, she had a poster in her window SUPPORT FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.
She was (is) a judge.… Read full post »
for Ande and James and Art James
(and for all those who hate politics or are saturated with it)
When Obama sends a drone to a family house in Pakistan I think: Obama is a nasty man. But I do not stop there. Judging a man without knowing why, I do not like.… Read full post »
The lesser of
two evils is the Democratic party.
(You could have guessed - it's election time.)
You never hear someone saying: vote the lesser of two evils - vote Rep!
To be very
Mongering war is evil.
Kennedy started war in Vietnam and Nixon stopped it (after spreading death and destruction).
Bus/… Read full post »
like my cat
in the middle of the room
on his four feet
not capable to surmise
what his will wants him to do
like an organ point
not the composer's point
but a pedal key
unable to return
to its equilibrium
slings wrapped around pebbles
... in desperate need of a Philist/… Read full post »
It seems a long time ago, but it's just about a week that we had the day of the rabblement (to borrow a phrase from James Joyce). I'm speaking of rating hunters, bullies and public disgust.
There was even a tribunal, which I from now on will call the LJDT (Last Judgment… Read full post »
Those who follow me, know: I do not believe in the concept of free will.
A lot of
philosophers have racked their brains over that.
They didn't solve it.
First and most important question: do I, Eljekar, have a free will.
Because, if I do not, then my answer to/… Read full post »
I was driving around Silicon Valley, Bear Creek, when ...
reader, before I continue.
Promise me: don't go away because you can't believe that birds can speak. I mean, communicate in a sense what we call chatting. To reward your perseverance immediately, I shall begin my story in the 18th/… Read full post »
The post I intended to signal here - the denial of the slaughter of the Jews in WW II - is removed.
I do not know the reason - I decided to leave the signal as it is.
If someone has a better idea - I'll listen.
- + - + - +… Read full post »
I know what NRA means, I mean really means, but after the shootings in Aurora and in Wisconsin I have looked around.
What did I find: the NRA-lobby organized that Congress (pushing of Jay Dickey, rep and Rep) outlawed research on gun control with a provision that reads:
None of the funds… Read full post »
Once upon a time there was a man who came to this little village. He lived on his own, he seemed to have no friends. Now and then you saw a man and a woman entering his house. It appeared to be his brother and his sister.
The man was a… Read full post »
Enlightenment: it wouldn't be a bad idea, would it?
MOTHER JONES heads: Congress Wants to See Obama's "License to Kill".
Some progress, ay?
enlightenment is nearing.
But, don't be mistaken.
Because: That shift shows both Republicans and Democrats are growing impatient with the lack of transparenc… Read full post »
almost sprang from Chik-Fil-Anthropy: Moral Outrage
and Critical Thinking of Oryoki Bowl - but is neither
about gay, nor about Cathy.
The Chick-Fil-A-post mentions next to moral outrage and critical thinking also farting our thoughts.
Regarding thinking there's more than critics or/… Read full post »
In My Initial Reaction to the Colorado Tragedy my dear friend James blamed facetiously Nietzsche because of something he wrote.
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous — a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience… Read full post »
When there's a tragedy like in Aurora, people start asking: Why?
A normal question. And a legitimate one.
Above all a rhetorical, a philosophical question.
Because it is questioning fate.
Sometimes your own fate.
Some say philosophy starts with this question.
question is legitimate.
Is answering/… Read full post »
dedicated to jlsathre
I mentioned in my post the fall of robot the dedication of Gerrold and Niven to the men of NASA? Why did I do so?
As a consultant I once had a job in Germany. I speak the language, but hadn't practiced for a long time. So I… Read full post »
So, what about Robot, dreaming of the status of his grand grandchildren?
What about his evolutionary chances?
I got a phonecall from Hauser. I'd sent him an e-mail, telling that I was interested in the faculty of language, either broad or narrow. Hauser invited me to his place. So, I made the/… Read full post »
Almost all thinking is a
matter of pattern matching and comparison
and that should be possible with all its variations in robots
within a reasonable length of time.
Perhaps a couple of decades.
Mary, what's dinner tonight?
» Your turn my dear, today.
» Oh nooooh ... I'm so/… Read full post »
Must have been the shot of that puppy. Perhaps the touching togetherness of man and dog.
13 women out of 13 women (13 out of 17 commenters) love our James for his last post Georgie Puppy's Father's day.
They surely haven't read it!
Where the hell is Amy, when you need her… Read full post »
Most of the time my answer to your comments on my post says: thank you for coming to my place ... or something similar.
This is what I mean.
He/she who has visited my website knows the first lines of my home page:
you are there. At least, I think so.… Read full post »
Ah ... whispers of evil.
If someone in
a community visits his friend few times a week, there's no problem
(well, assuming that at least one of the two is married).
If some man visits every now and then a widow then, the gossip starts.
Whisper words of wisdom ...
Yes, that was
a great idea of you, Intelligent Design. You have figured that out
pretty well on yourself.
Except that you are on the wrong side.
It's not about physics. It's about psyche.
It's about the soul.
Yes, I must
admit, Jehovah has brains.
The business which he is perpetrating here - an/… Read full post »