Bullshit!

The danger of our times…

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An important message for all those who want to understand what really is Bullshit. It’s not a lie. That can be found out. It would be nice to live in a world without so much Bullshit. Instead to have some honest reality. Thinking and developing one’s ideas and sharing them. Listen to a wise message coming from a person who shows wisdom which is refreshing. – j.kiley

BULLSHIT! – Harry Frankfurt

Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before.

BULLSHIT! aims to further our understanding of what bullshit is, why there’s so much of it, and how it can be a greater enemy to the truth than lies.

Posted on ‘the secret keeper’ Friday 8th July 2016

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Remembering All Lost to Terrorism

Sad time, seething thoughts

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For All of Us Who Are Different – Who Do Not Fit [ I know I keep changing – Couldn’t possibly comply] – Please Stop Trying to Destroy Us – We No Longer Will Be Invisible and Quiet Ever Again – Stop Trying to Make Us Live by Rules that Shouldn’t Exist [it’s an extensive list] – Stop Trying to Attack & Kill Us – Being Different Is Exceptional – We Are Different – Brilliant! – Viva la Différence! – kiley

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SLITHERING
by kiley

We look for reasons
Where there are none

We categorize people
When it makes no difference

Not one thing makes someone kill
They are not mentally ill

Violence is a whole different thing
It isn’t one chime with one single ring

A soul makes a deal with rules
Others forced to join him on his kill

Innocents must die as a…

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Understanding Dragons….

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Game of Thrones is many things, not least of which is infuriating.

I nearly threw things at my TV when Dany – Mother of Dragons – dared chain her children in the dark. This is not how one treats Dragons!

Imagine my delight when Tyrion released them. (Ok, they’re still not flying free but it’s a start.) And his words to them cannot help but touch every Dragon-lover’s heart. Here is a man who truly understands Dragons.

Well done, Tyrion!

Google Censorship

Something is phishy at Google.

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It has come to our attention here at Off the Rails, that one of our contributors, Jennifer Kiley, is having her blog censored by Google/Chrome.

Trying to access her blog the other day, we were met, out of the blue, by a “Stop: Dangerous Site Ahead” warning which blocked access. After much research and hair-pulling, Jennifer discovered that Google was cherry-picking words from her blogs, words related to psychiatric conditions and drugs and big pharma, to human sexuality, and what might be considered radical politics, etc, even words and phrases taken totally out of context in poems, for Christ’s sake!

To all who believe in the first amendment and freedom of expression, beware! You could be next. Time to fight back.

Big Brother Google is watching.

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Year of the Fire Monkey

Time for pot-stickers and Dragon dancing.

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According to the Chinese Calendar

it is 4713.

The year of the Fire Monkey.

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It is a time to be curious, energetic – to shake things up and create the change

we so often talk about but seldom shape ourselves.

Be bold and generous. Take chances.

Dance to the music you hear and don’t let anyone step on your toes.

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Happy New Year!

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Alan Rickman 1946-2016

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It has been a very rough start to the new year, losing so many incredible people so suddenly. Today. a small tribute to Alan Rickman, an actor and director of wit and humor and  great intensity. Alan-Rickman-Wallpaper-alan-rickman-6979161-1024-768

Most young people know him from the Harry Potter films. though one of my favorites has always been “Truly, Madly, Deeply.”

And for fans of Severus Snape, a little something to remind us of the hero he was.

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Alan Rickman will be sorely missed.

David Bowie. 1947-2016

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I grew up on the genius of David Bowie. Indeed, I played my cassette of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars so often it wound up spliced and respliced until it finally wore through. In music, film, fashion, life, he was as if from another realm entirely. His chiseled androgyny served as both lure and challenge, as he capered across the cultural landscape, forever reinventing himself, pushing boundaries with an eerie prescience.

Many words far better than mine will be written about Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane/The Thin White Duke/Regular Dude, et al., and his profound influence on the creative world of the past 50 years. So I won’t ramble. For now, let David Bowie’s work speak.

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Fly high and thank you. What gifts you gave us all.

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