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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 15, 2020, 6:18:38 AM6/15/20
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Of course, the way to get no feedback is to ask for it because then your conversational opponent knows how to irritate you.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 16, 2020, 6:31:17 AM6/16/20
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The Sis pretty powerful ; be careful or you'll be crushed like a bug under a steam roller,
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:13:57 AM6/17/20
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Thank you Apple dictation system for putting down sis instead of system . you're pretty good at that sort of thing.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 18, 2020, 7:54:11 AM6/18/20
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If there is too much communication then the system goes to white noise and then there is no communication.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 20, 2020, 7:29:58 AM6/20/20
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Now there's revolution, but we don't know what we're fighting.

After a revolution, you're right back where you started.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 22, 2020, 3:41:18 PM6/22/20
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Any anger displayed toward your relationship partner instantly destroys the relationship.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 22, 2020, 5:03:08 PM6/22/20
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Once I was walking to a cafeteria and this lady almost hit me in the middle of the street so I walked to the cafeteria and was standing in line and right behind me was the lady and she said "I'm the woman who almost hit you!"
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 24, 2020, 6:09:28 PM6/24/20
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Did you ever hear of the mathematician George Dantzig? He arrived late to statistics class one day and he wrote down from the blackboard what he took to be two homework problems . He brought them solved to class the next morning, he told his professor they seemed pretty difficult. It turns out the professor had written down two open problems in statistics.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 26, 2020, 8:34:20 AM6/26/20
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The most indeterminate thing on the face of the earth is whether someone will answer your message.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 12:58:04 AM6/28/20
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do you think that giving her fish and candy is enough to make her give you back your man?????

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 1:26:27 AM6/28/20
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On YouTube they have the song "ghost riders in the sky " and as some background art they have this really weird painting that looks like a bunch of Vikings or somesuch gathering up these women for conquest or God knows what and I'm really curious if anybody can tell me who painted this painting and what's the history behind it , I'm just fascinated.

I know this is a ridiculous request since there hasn't been a bit of feedback in this group since Mudge died and Tian Harter left , so I don't have a lot of hope for this but hell , hope springs eternal as they day.

(PS -Tian left because I made some really horribly unwarranted
comment about a coin going through the bowels of a goat or some horrible thing so that just goes to show you need to watch what you say pretty carefully.)

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 11:58:39 AM6/28/20
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If anyone ever has pretensions of greatness , society at large will take care of that real quick.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 12:13:58 PM6/28/20
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I was looking at our trash pile , stuff from the house about 5 feet tall maybe 20 feet across and I have this vision of archaeologists in 10,000 years finding it and going through it carefully , cataloging all the stuff that we tossed out casually , taking 30 years of careful analysis to determine how people lived in 2020.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 4:26:23 PM6/28/20
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or they could just check the Internet.

Don Stockbauer

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Jun 28, 2020, 7:09:04 PM6/28/20
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The IRS said they were going to garnish my wages , but I don't know what the big deal is , when my boss brought me my paycheck there
were little pieces of parsley beside it.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 3, 2020, 6:25:17 AM7/3/20
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And we never failed to fail.
It was the easiest thing to do.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 3, 2020, 11:33:42 AM7/3/20
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The Global Brain becomes stronger through increased communication. COVID-19 has sure increased communication, hasn't it?
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Don Stockbauer

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Jul 4, 2020, 9:28:33 PM7/4/20
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And, as everyone says, a vaccine is the
solution , whenever it gets here.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 7, 2020, 1:16:59 PM7/7/20
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Covid-19 is strengthening the globalbrain because it's forcing so much more activity online and it's online communication by which the globalbrain grows.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 9, 2020, 12:09:47 PM7/9/20
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The Global Brain is created from communication . When this virus first started I thought the main increase in communication will be from people staying at home and getting bored and just having more communication . But now you can see online communication is increased everywhere as a way of people not getting in physical proximity of one another . Perhaps we have the globalbrain really skyrocketing now.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 9, 2020, 10:57:49 PM7/9/20
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Course it's hard to see the globalbrain increasing in power because there's an old saying , a rising tide raises all boats . Things get better but that just looks normal when you look out laterally.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jul 16, 2020, 12:12:46 PM7/16/20
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Why does Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds, a warlike work,
contain the beautiful song "Forever Autumn"?
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Don Stockbauer

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Jul 16, 2020, 9:57:35 PM7/16/20
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Why do people think technology dehumanizes when technology is being used to enable person-to-person communication globally and this gives the planet
a nervous system , which gives it the attributes of a living being, A.k.a. the global brain.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 17, 2020, 10:21:19 AM7/17/20
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When someone is trying to form a relationship with another person the process is not to find someone and work to make them your partner , the process is to find someone and then do everything you can to eliminate them . Kind of sick , isn't it?

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 17, 2020, 9:24:35 PM7/17/20
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I would not have thought that COVID-19 would be instrumental in large advances to the global brain's power but it makes sense because the virus has driven so much activity online and it's online communication that increases the power of the global brain.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 22, 2020, 5:06:25 AM7/22/20
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How are we going to identify undocumented people in this country in order to leave them out of the census?

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 22, 2020, 6:23:15 AM7/22/20
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Be careful about sending people general information. They may interpret it as being a specific
criticism at them.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 22, 2020, 10:53:01 AM7/22/20
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The only way to truly destroy a relationship is to starve it out; i.e. , one side or the other refuses all communication.
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Don Stockbauer

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Jul 27, 2020, 8:36:35 AM7/27/20
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Don't do anything you don't have to do.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 27, 2020, 8:37:33 AM7/27/20
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Don't let your conversational opponent know you enjoy communicating with them . they'll probably stop communicating with you just to spite you.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 27, 2020, 11:35:41 PM7/27/20
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If at first you don't succeed, give up ; don't make a durn fool out of yourself.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 28, 2020, 1:46:19 PM7/28/20
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If civilization in general moved as slowly as lawyers we'd still be building the Pyramids.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 30, 2020, 7:28:40 AM7/30/20
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If you complain to your conversational opponent that he or she is not communicating with you enough , what will they do? They will refuse to answer that remark.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 30, 2020, 8:59:44 AM7/30/20
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What good are all these fancy new ways to communicate when the content of the conversations is pretty pathetic?

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 30, 2020, 9:03:50 AM7/30/20
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Ignoring what I write seems to be the
Great American pastime.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 30, 2020, 12:44:15 PM7/30/20
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Before you do something for someone, make sure that they want it done.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 31, 2020, 10:22:40 AM7/31/20
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Aliases are great. A single alias such as "Ralph" can be used by a 1000 different people , and then one of those persons can take on 1000 different aliases . I guess the Internet has both good and bad stuff but
aliases bring it close to chaos.

Don Stockbauer

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Jul 31, 2020, 1:26:32 PM7/31/20
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I'm becoming convinced that people not communicating with each other is more effective than them communicating with each other.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 1, 2020, 8:29:36 AM8/1/20
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I'm getting really discouraged with Life because it's so complicated you just can't figure it out anymore.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 2, 2020, 9:12:46 AM8/2/20
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Isn't it frightening when you begin to see that you might be doing some good for once?

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 2, 2020, 10:09:31 AM8/2/20
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I had an aunt Rose who had to undergo open heart surgery . all went well except that they couldn't get her heart restarted again.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 2, 2020, 11:00:10 AM8/2/20
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Oops restarted again is redundant

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 2, 2020, 10:32:22 PM8/2/20
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No, it could mean restarting twice.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 3, 2020, 10:15:46 AM8/3/20
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Hey do you know that drone we used to kill that person in the Middle East that Iranian leader or whatever what I would like is a system that I could just type in someone's name and a drone would go out and kill that person . would be great . I wonder what it would do if I typed in John Smith?

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 6, 2020, 11:20:14 AM8/6/20
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Do you think that a global society is possible where nobody lies?

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 10, 2020, 7:23:17 AM8/10/20
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If you send a message to someone , the more you'd like to get an answer the less chance of them sending one.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 10, 2020, 10:15:13 AM8/10/20
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Getting rid of an old friend is the easiest thing in the
world ; all you have to do is to do nothing.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 11, 2020, 8:06:06 AM8/11/20
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You'll do a lot better in life if you model it as the game that it is.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 11, 2020, 11:12:48 PM8/11/20
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but don't tell people that conversation is a game because they'll say well it is if you're deceitful and dishonest as in the phrase "you're playing games with me " but you have to explain to them conversations have the form of a game that is

people send messages ,which are moves in the game ,

people take turns and

people are striving toward a goal , a pay off and that is bragging rights to be able to
say "I am more intelligent than you are"

Study on this a little bit , then from now on when you're in a conversation or you're privy to someone else's conversation you can't miss it , it's so incredibly subconscious , if you try to tell somebody this they will totally deny it . oh well.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 12, 2020, 8:26:53 AM8/12/20
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I did not hijack this group . the people who were here when I joined have left and nobody new has come in.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 13, 2020, 9:45:14 AM8/13/20
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Joan was quizzical
studied pataphysical science in the home

pataphysical science

go read up on it

it's a science for our age

all nonsense

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 15, 2020, 11:09:15 AM8/15/20
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Trump rants and raves against mail-in balloting. So what does he do?

He gets one for himself.

From a contradiction, anything is possible.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 16, 2020, 10:42:32 AM8/16/20
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But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here, oh, oh

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 17, 2020, 7:25:15 AM8/17/20
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So, let's see, the post office doesn't have any important work other than to deal with mail in ballots , I Know one thing that would solve it , I haven't voted since 1976 mainly because the person to person , person to machine and machine to machine communication is now
what's governing Earth and not political leaders.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 17, 2020, 8:21:23 AM8/17/20
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My little niece Felicity : uncle donnn (this is how the Apple dictation software has me in their system DONNN) is it OK if all human life on earth goes extinct ?

uncle Don: why , it's perfectly all right little Felicity , there are plenty of other planets in the universe to take over from planet earth . it's just like if you act up at work your boss will tell you look , there's 100 people lined up at the door waiting to take your job.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 17, 2020, 12:44:11 PM8/17/20
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Isn't socialism terrible ,absolutely the worst form of government on the face of the Earth. well maybe not , if you have true global socialism it converts the Earth into a huge giant living being analogous to an elephant, or a tree or catfish.

Don Stockbauer

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Aug 18, 2020, 4:12:49 AM8/18/20