## What are you doing?

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### Re: What are you doing?

MagsJ wrote:
encode_decode wrote:Scratching my head . . . and . . . wondering . . . what has been going on around here. That is what I have been doing for the last half hour or so

I see it as.. everybody just.. being themselves. what a mixed bag of chips we are.

You are a gem

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Observing a good Wittgensteinean point about language games. Very often a literal statement is not meant to convey what is said, but something else functioning at a metalinguistic level... something that is also very often confused or nonsensical.

"It's hard to believe... etc." This can't be literally true... but then what does the statement mean to convey if even as a figure of speech it signifies nothing. Still it was said... so there is some intent... but intent for what? Did she mean 'man that's terrible'? And then watch how she believes that because 'it could have been her', this proves the conclusion that 'it's hard to believe'.

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why do i keep playing these games with the capitalism and its state? the state will not intervene (as it does in a criminal action) to guarantee that employees receive owed wages from the capitalist parasites that they work for. instead, the employee has to pay for 'services', either provided by the state (sheriff to serve summons) or by other private businesses (to serve summons) in order for the civil action to take place. additionally, it is not certain that the defendent (capitalist parasite) will ever receive the summons.

premise: if the state cannot protect it's citizen employees from its capitalist parasites regarding employment rights, its authority is nullified. that is to say, it has no right, in principle, to interfere with any means an employee takes to get what is owed to him. if the state cannot guarantee certain rights inherently to employees in the free market context, it has no right to call such means criminal when the employee takes measures to do what the state has failed to do. i can't make it any simpler than that.

$380 owed wages (since december 2018)$96 civil suit filing fee
$30 fee to sheriff for serving summons$40 (two hours) lost wages for taking off work to file suit
$160 lost wages for taking off work for court date (today)$15 second summons (sheriff failed to serve first)
$18 FedEx (mailing second summons) total:$739 owed

the second summons has been mailed, but he doesn't have to sign or receive the summons. then what do i do? i pay a private service to attempt to do what the sheriff and FedEx has failed to do... but there's no guarantee they'll ever serve the summons either. so now what? that's it? why am i playing this game with an incompetent system? why not just take what is owed to me the old fashioned way? because that would be criminal. hm... seems the state and i are at an impasse, eh? well... criminal only if i'm caught. *wink*

i say again, your state is a joke, and insofar as its people support this state, they too are part of that joke. some anarchists buy the t-shirt... others get thrown directly into the gaping jaws of the incompetence and corruption of the criminal justice system (by being wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit) and the free market (by the state failing to defend the employee from the capitalist parasite who refuses to pay what is owed). these are two essential problems that supersede nearly 99% percent of the perceived 'philosophical' problems many believe they are at odds with. to divide the nonsense from the real; philosophy by rank. one must be faced with the essential problems before one can proceed further. you handle these first, then you play around with stupid, unfalsifiable, metaphysical nonsense you think is indicative of something worth any attention from a serious thinker. until then, you're merely fiddling at the lowest ranks. cry me a river because god is dead, or because the immigrants are coming, or because of same sex marriage, or because there's no freewill, or because you can't get laid, or because everybody's on drugs, or because the christians are at war with the muslims, and anything else that doesn't make a damn bit of difference as you live your ordinary life in front of a computer debating a bunch of meaningless nonsense at a philosophy forum. this is not philosophy. you want to become a philosopher, get yourself into some real shit... and then that hamster will start running that wheel in your brain for something worthwhile.

nevermind that. it'll never happen. but do this; ask yourself how much different your actual life would be if you were wrong about what you believe. not much different? hm... what if locke was wrong about the nature of secondary properties? what if the world which we perceive being characterized by great diversity is in fact a unity? wait... what about russell's set... or, omg... what if ontology is not a branch of metaphysics!? what if there is some noumena behind the appearance of the phenomena? holy shit... these are very, very important questions that make every bit of difference in your life, right? i mean, you better figure this shit out because... well because everything changes in your life if you're wrong about it, right? no? then you've found no real problems... and you're merely fiddling.

no i'm just fuckin' witcha. you guys do your thang and i'll watch it... like a baseball game... waiting for that rare moment when somebody actually sends one out of the park and says something truly interesting. or hell, i'll even take truly 'correct', or even meaningful. it doesn't even have to be interesting.

man these motherfuckers got me hot man. i swear to god if i had five hundred men. just give me five hundred. that's all i need.

at the clerk of courts again: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0A97ZufTcRN

rant: https://vocaroo.com/i/s12Wm89WXR2J
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Shit man I feel for you
Its true that in capitalism there are scumbags too. Not as ubiquitous is assholio in capitalism as it is in the dank wretched dungeons of socialism for which you interestingly pine so much, but yeah, it would suck to have to seek employment with people you loathe.

Thats also just you, not taking the trouble to find yourself a decent employer, to start your own business. But good luck with getting your money, you old cashhound.
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Today i had diced potatoes, in condensed soup for the sauce, plus spinach for good measure.
I like how spinach melts when you cook it enough.
Great for sauces.

I also have been astral-planing via meditation.
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Dan~ wrote:Today i had diced potatoes, in condensed soup for the sauce, plus spinach for good measure.
I like how spinach melts when you cook it enough.
Great for sauces.

I also have been astral-planing via meditation.

Tell us more. Are you leaving your body? Where are you going? Who are you meeting? What are you learning?

(not interested in the spinach melts; just the AP)
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Chakra Superstar wrote:
Dan~ wrote:I have been astral-planing via meditation.

Tell us more. Are you leaving your body? Where are you going? Who are you meeting? What are you learning?

(not interested in the spinach melts; just the AP)
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I theorize that if you completely leave your body your body would thus die.

I send my mental energy out, then when things are finished,
the mental energy goes back into my body.

A few months ago Revamp started seeing auras, like physically literally seeing them.
One thing we do often is check on our higher and middle self.
So, that is what im learning and doing.
I try to improve my energy.
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You still making orgonite and putting it at the base of cell phone towers, dan?
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Talking to my mom about how much I loved Star Wars in elementary school, and how happy I was back then, just to lose all of those dreams by how hard middle school was, giving me more responsibilities, and taking away my time for fiction. I''m still eternally scarred by that, but cosmology/philosophy has largely cured those aches in my soul.
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fun fact: during the filming of star wars, harrison ford and carrie fisher hooked up for some hot Rebellion sex in a hotel on location. it was then that fisher probably came to be known as 'princess lay ya'.
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Drinking a tonne of tea, after clearing the garden of a tonne of dead leaves and easy-to-pull-up weeds, and feeling good from a job well done.. but gotta tackle a fairly mature ivy, well.. try to kill it by sawing the trunk to starve it to death, but at least the garden has been decluttered of the old to make way for the new.
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Meditating to sleep
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