SOCRATES FROM “CRITO”

RARE QUOTES

SOCRATES: But why, my dear Crito, should we care about the opinion of the many? Good men, and they are the only persons who are worth considering, will think of these things truly as they occurred.

CRITO: But you see, Socrates, that the opinion of the many must be regarded, for what is now happening shows that they can do the greatest evil to any one who has lost their good opinion.

SOCRATES: I only wish it were so, Crito; and that the many could do the greatest evil; for then they would also be able to do the greatest good– and what a fine thing this would be! But in reality they can do neither; for they cannot make a man either wise or foolish; and whatever they do is the result of chance.

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Brian Blazejack, Undisputed Troll King.

Epic Troll

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There are trolls and then there are trolls. Some trolls have no technique and no code of ethics.  I don’t consider myself a troll thought I know how to do it.  I feel that I am considered a troll because of guild by association.  I didn’t really get to know Blazejack until the troll exodus from Myspace.  I was mainly associated with the Faps at that time though I don’t think that I could ever have been considered to be one of them.  A social climbingAustralian troll by the name of Lilu was hob knobbing with some of the major trolls and she was trying to bridge the gap between her lamer fap trolls and the L33t trolls on Myspace.  She failed miserably, I think she was trying to set herself up as some kind of Mary Mother of Trolls or something.  She has since been trolled off…

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PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST

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It is that time of year again for panettone.  I always like to make mine into a french toast.  That is pretty much it.  The bread is sweater than most so don’t add things that are too sweet to it.  I would suggest maybe steaming some apple slices and putting them on top, not red apples, something tangy, honey crisps or pink ladies.  Once a year I like to impress my lady friends with this little treat.  Panettone isn’t like fruit cake, it is like a croissant with fruit baked into it.  Light, flakey, buttery.  Yummers, have fun!

Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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Dodeca

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ICONOGRAPHIC ART OF JOXUA MOURNINGSTAR http://iconographicart.wordpress.com/

 

This is one of my best self portraits and photoshops, imho.  I was inspired by the art in one of my most prized possessions, a copy of the essays of Michel de Montaigne by none other than Salvador Dali.  And yes that is me,  I took the gratuitous buttshot motif from Kevin Costner, my idol.

Below is the piece that inspired my original.

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I was particularly predisposed to understand this piece because of my love and understanding of Plato.   What Dali is here illustrating is the epiphany of the universe to Plato.   Plato of course made the platonic solids and the dodecahedron represented the universe seeing as it had 12 sides and there are 12 houses in the zodiac.  You remember that Plato came up with the metaphor of the cave to represent his concept of the causal world in which the monads, or ideal forms, from which all phenomena originate.  He believed the ideas were immortal and that they pre existed things.  First there was the idea of the thing and then the thing made in the image of the idea.

Dali obviously agreed with Plato as we see that he is showing him vindicated in his piece.

The Organic Movement and the Volkish Movement

Organicly Groan

 

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One of the things that has concerned me since the beginning of the Organic movement is the similarity to the Volkish movement in Germany.  When Hitler was a youth he wore a cornflower in his cap to show that he was for a “Pure” Germany.  Not to mention, besides the return to grass roots there was this return to the occult and spirituality.  Hitler was a vegetarian, as was Ghandi.  Ghandi was so dogmatic about not eating life that his daughter almost died from malnutrition, lack of protein.  It wasn’t until someone explained to him that unfertilized eggs are not going to turn into chickens that he allowed her to supplement her diet with eggs.

This movement was inspired by the Theosophical Society and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  promoting an Indian diet, based on the 3 gunas and what people of the Sattvic caste should eat.  It…

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Hot Dogs, Nitrates, and Leukemia

Organicly Groan

 

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THIS IS HOW HOT DOGS ARE MADE FOR THE MOST PART VVVVV

 

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Besides that fact, they are rendered “safe” with massive amounts of nitrates.  Which is why there is a direct correlation between children under a certain age eating hot dogs and instances of leukemia.

 

Nitrates preserve the fleshy look of fruit and meat, but in my opinion they are worse than sulfites, which can be naturally occuring.  If it can be helped no preservatives should be eaten unless they are natural preservatives like vitamin C or acetic acid or something to that effect.

This is not to say that all hot dogs are bad for you or all lunch meats, you just have to be an observant shopper.  Hebrew Nationals are decent for the most part.  It is the cheap dogs and the ones at the ball parks, fast food,  and…

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Pink Slime

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I stopped eating fast food burgers several years ago because I could tell that they were putting something new into the meat to prevent people from getting e coli bacteria and dying.  It wasn’t like fast food “beef” didn’t already have enough preservatives in it.  I am more sensitive than most people and after eating it my bowels would stop moving and when I eventually did have a movement the smell was atrocious and not a healthy movement at all.  It just wasn’t worth eating it anymore.  I knew instinctively that they were putting a new preservative in the meat and it was bad news.

Interestingly, Ammonia is one of the chemicals that Dr. Oz says you shouldn’t even have in your house because it causes cells to prematurely age. It has gotten to the point where it is not even food.  It doesn’t nourish you, it kills you.  It is…

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