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#11712 A.I. Godhead - Religions of the Future

Posted by RottenApples on 29 September 2017 - 05:30 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion


Don't worry. You'll be hooked into god at all times. 
All hail god in a box...



Are you going to type all your thoughts into this box? What about your pictures, your videos, the inside of your homes? How about metering your energy intake, keeping track of all the products you buy, watching you travel from place to place? Will your 'guardian angel' from above direct your daily moviements too? Will it be able to anticipate the next movement in the song of your life? or will it repeat the same poppy chorus over and over again. A wriggling ear wurm implanted into the apple of your mind.

#11672 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 26 September 2017 - 11:57 AM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

Caricatures are a great way to exaggerate features within a subject. It's best at using visual representations to portray provocative expressions. What is base? What is noble? These are the questions caricature likes to draw out. Distorting features and characteristics bring out the hidden contrasts. It's not merely an imitation but an outright exaggeration. The allusion is powerful as it brings out elaborate meanings within the text and images portrayed. Hyperbole is used to great effect for caricature creation. Sometimes it's easier to recognize the caricature than a portrait.   

#11260 Processing American Chicken In China

Posted by RottenApples on 20 August 2017 - 01:55 PM in Politics, News, and Hypocrisy

That's a lot of chicken

#11259 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 20 August 2017 - 01:50 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion





Sometimes personification gets confused with a pathetic fallacy. This is a kind of personification that provides emotional life into natural inanimate objects. For example, they reflect the nature of moods and desires into the features of the wind.



Throw more anthropomorphism into this mix. This is when people give human traits and mannerisms to animals or everyday objects. It's a bit different from personification; that just creates an image from a set of characteristics. Anthropomorphism seeks to make an animal behave as an actual human being. Stories and fables of all kinds use them for their allegorical value. Animal Farm is a good example. It provides a sense of imagery that is attractive to larger audiences and serves as an outlet for intense political satire. Younger audiences respond well to this technique. Disney can attest to that!

#11199 Orientating the Stars...

Posted by RottenApples on 13 August 2017 - 02:11 PM in The Divine Comedy


Ah, a beautiful battle of thought. The medium must know itself in the unfolding of the poetic voice. Yes, Cato points the way up, but you are wrong in that he will stay where he is! After all, purgatory gives everyone redemption. Cato will move on, eventually! He has been forgiven his sin. For at this pathway to the mountain, Cato is urging Moral purification. He is saying to begin again...in forgiveness!
Appreciate what the good must be...
Love too much?
Love too little?
Love the wrong thing?
How do we measure?





What is the symbolic significance of Cato being the general guardian at the foot of the mountain?
I was thinking about the Roman virtues to look into this question. Because I figure Cato, being a Roman of strict values would have adhered to these virtues as a means to climb the mountain of vices ahead.
Auctoritas--"Spiritual Authority": The sense of one's social standing, built up through experience, Pietas, and Industria.
Comitas--"Humor": Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.
Clementia--"Mercy": Mildness and gentleness.
Dignitas--"Dignity": A sense of self-worth, personal pride.
Firmitas--"Tenacity": Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.
Frugalitas--"Frugalness": Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.
Gravitas--"Gravity": A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.
Honestas--"Respectibility": The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.
Humanitas--"Humanity": Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.
Industria--"Industriousness": Hard work.
Pietas--"Dutifulness": More than religious piety; a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.
Prudentia--"Prudence": Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.
Salubritas--"Wholesomeness": Health and cleanliness.
Severitas--"Sternness": Gravity, self-control.
Veritas--"Truthfulness": Honesty in dealing with others. 

#11198 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 13 August 2017 - 01:19 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion



Don't cha just love the sound of this word? It's so sharp and snakey. Always good with an exclamation point! This word means a snide and sarcastic comment. They can be both wildly stupid or incredibly clever. Depending on the point of view. It combines cynicisms with blended wit. They'r usually quick little quips to tease someone into an emotional response. Derisive in nature they can and will at times cut deep into the psyche. It can be used as a defensive device to cut away at an individual like an ad hominem attack. Most of the time snarks are used to mask points of view.







A really effective rhetorical device we hear a lot in todays world is sarcasm. Most people know what it is, what it feels like, where to direct it; both on the sending and receiving end of things. It can be used as a witty comeback or an avoidance to an uncomfortable situation. It deflects attention away from embarrassing moments and can be used to hide uncomfortable feelings.
They are used to express a mocking attitude towards an object, person or an idea. They can be used in a satirical comment with the specific purpose of destroying another's opinion. Sarcasm can be cruel, amusing, pointed, and biting. It is used to dig into anothers emotional center of being. An attack on the spirit.
Delivery of Sarcasm is key.
There are 7 basic types of tone to consider when employing its biting commentary:
Self-Deprecating Sarcasm - Inferior, worthless
Brooding Sarcasm - Polite bitterness
Deadpan Sarcasm - Without emotion
Polite Sarcasm - Delayed effect; listener must think about it to get it.
Obnoxious Sarcasm - The kind that makes a listener wanna crack a skull.
Manic Sarcasm - Delivered with an unnaturally happy mood
Raging Sarcasm - exaggerated violent threats
Here's a decent link I've found describing these tones in more detail:

#11127 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 05 August 2017 - 02:58 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

Ever hear someone say a common term wrong? Yes, everyone has! Saying something similiar to another word or phrase is malapropism. Usually it produces a humorous effect. They are usually unintentional errors in speech that accent a particular figure of speech. Archie Bunker comes to mind:
The Archie Bunker Malapropism Dictionary of Mangled English!
Not to be confused with a spooner; these are devices that rearrange the first letters in words to produce a forky effect:
Another one would be an eggcorn. These are misplaced words that sound the same as the original and with similiar meanings.
Here is an alphabetical list of all eggcorns:

#11124 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 05 August 2017 - 01:59 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

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Posted by RottenApples on 05 August 2017 - 01:48 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

The ALL CAPS NAME FICTION in fact represents a physical embodiment of eternal essence – you may refer to this as soul.
as we shift - it's not about money
There’s a court case happening right now in Washington, DC.  Follow this blog (click here) and this man, Neil, (here), for up to the minute updates.  Google “The Strawman” and # HATJ. Read this article (click here). This “identity hearing” is being called one of the most important cases, worldwide, of this century. It’s being referred to as a pivotal moment, equal to the day that Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat on that bus in 1955 (click here). You’ll want to be informed.
It’s been aptly named (“identity hearing”).  Here’s why you should care:
We all begin the same. We are bits of eternal essence, birthed into physical form.  You may refer to this as “soul”. From this point on, we enter life as we’ve constructed it, into whichever society our mother was a part of.
Now physical, we are declared property, and given a number. That number is what “allows” us to operate commercially within the society we’ve entered. It is necessary in today’s society, in order to conduct any “legal” enterprise, or to be considered for employment; to “earn a living”.
Realize in which circumstances that number is demanded/required. You do not need it before breathing, moving, skipping, climbing, swimming, running, jumping, dancing, making love, eating, drinking, sleeping, singing or loving. These activities can only be performed by one who is alive. You do not need to “earn” them. They are a function of you, in physical form.
We all end the same. We leave our physical form and return our focus once again to eternal essence. You may refer to this as soul. From this point on, we continue life as we’ve constructed it. This will vary individually, according to our beliefs, as all constructs do.
As you are reading this or hearing this, your current focus is Earth. The story you’ve entered was already happening before you arrived. This may be before Rosa Parks got on that bus, or after, it matters not. You are here now because you wanted to see how it ends; not your life or Earth’s, but the story.
So, you have a number. Those that decided to number you, are not human. They look human, but instead they perceive themselves to be “humanities owners”. It turns out that George Carlin, and many others before and after him, were right (click here). They don’t give a damn about you.
They are the International Banking family bloodlines, 6 or 8 families I believe, and they own the planet. They’ve been told many times to give it up and move elsewhere, yet they won’t let go because of greed. We find ourselves here today, at the doorstep of not just financial freedom, but actual freedom. You’ve never experienced that, regardless of what you’ve been told.
These families consider you to be property. They are not the faces and names plastered all over your media. You do not see them. Their only interest is in holding on to the planet and a few humans, to keep them comfortable while they are on it.
This is a great deal to take in (if you haven’t already been following it). There are many truths that will elucidate this.

#10887 I'm Back!

Posted by RottenApples on 22 July 2017 - 12:14 PM in Introduce Yourself Or Are You Chicken?


I just lurk most of the time.
Your site is small so it's easy to keep up with.
I made one thread and that one turned into something from the great unknown.





I saw it too.



#10884 Esoteric Teachings in Churches & Cathedrals

Posted by RottenApples on 22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion




#10800 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 18 July 2017 - 03:51 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Yeah, that's a big word. Too big for general use. Still, it's nice to know there is a word that describes the fear of using long words. 
These are Big, long words with many, many syllables. This type of word helps to emphasize attention. They have a tendency to slow down the pacing of sentences within a structured paragraph. Giving the audience pause to consider the meaning of the word. 
Word hobbyists love to concoct new words by adding multiple prefixes and suffixes to common terms extending the meaning or even creating a new one. A hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianist is anyone who enjoys using really long words, and anyone who uses them regularly is a sesquipedalianist.

#10631 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 11 July 2017 - 10:14 AM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

Exemplum: Figure of amplification using an example, brief or extended, real or fictitious, to illustrate a point; an example.
"All this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. Now, I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed."
One of the widest devices used in rhetoric is the use of telling short stories to describe an idea that has a moral point to it. All those little legends and folktales you heard as a kid are good examples of what can be defined as EXEMPLUM. These little stories focus the attention on a characters good or bad features. Preachers employ this method as well as using a parable to make a moral point. The moral lessons in Exempla are told at the outset of story. While a parable the lesson usually comes at the end.

#10443 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 02 July 2017 - 11:43 AM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion


Alliteration is a great technique to add style in speech. It occurs when words are strung together using the same consonant sound close together. They can be can quite fancy and interesting because it requires more emphasis on the sounds produced. They add a musical and poetic essence to phrasing and they're rhythmic in nature. Making them easy to learn because it creates a flow in the sentence structure. 
Alliteration is used extensively in the marketing industry because they make the brand names pop with clarity and are easy to remember. It's best to use them sparely as they tend to get monotonous. Stringing 2 words together in this way can strengthen an idea for some short sharp shocks.
When it's really well done they really add some kick....



Playing with morphemes for their sound effects can be either harsh sounding or sweet. Using words and phrases with soothing sounds can create a pleasing effect to the listener. Let's look at the use of sounds in language.
One example is Euphony: This uses pleasing vowels and nasal consonants to create harmony. Using it combined with Alliteration creates a wider range of melodic effects. Poetry and prose are good mediums to uses these devices in. The use of long vowels builds on the melody. Pleasing pronunciations produce poetic harmony. They sooth the speech and carry the language forward with effective commentary. 
Cacophony, on the other hand, is harsh and explosive in its delivery. Words that hiss, crack, and screech using heavy consonants bend the ear with unpleasant discord. Its use is usually for descriptions of unpleasant situations. 

#10226 How political rhetoric is making us crazy...

Posted by RottenApples on 20 June 2017 - 12:41 PM in Politics, News, and Hypocrisy


#10225 Improve Your Memory with Mnemonic Devices

Posted by RottenApples on 20 June 2017 - 12:34 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

Using mnemonics is one of the best learning methods out there. If you know how to make mnemonics, you can go from repeatedly forgetting material to instantly remembering it and never encountering problems again.
The power of making mnemonics lies in converting dull, inert and uninspiring information into something vibrant and interesting that sticks out in your mind.
However, it’s often not very easy to actually make mnemonics. Here’s a handy list to give you some inspiration. Use them to remember anything - from hiragana to hanzi to names and places.

#10224 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 20 June 2017 - 12:16 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion


Today, I'll start off with the ad hominem attack. This one is used constantly. It's a favorite technique because it causes lots of discord among the arguers. It's so much easier to question an individuals personal associations rather than paying attention to the validity of the main argument. Ad hominems can be mistaken as a personal insult when the subtle nature is a different distinction. Blatant and clever insults against somebody make it hard for people to believe it isn't true. If you look at this rationally such techniques never provide a valid reason to disregard decent criticism. 
Ad hominem has great power to persuade as it leaves a large impression on the mind of the audience. It somehow causes bias from the audience. This is a flawed arguing technique as it causes judgments to made without evaluation of facts on logical grounds.



More Insults...
Dysphemism is a common rhetorical device used everywhere in the media. 
It is used to kill reputations and insult the character. 
Basically, it is the use of offensive language as opposed to an inoffensive one. 
Taking the positive and turning it into a negative is the goal. 
It can be non verbal as well. 
The purpose of dysphemism is to insult a group and create more social distance. 
Flaring up the emotions to action. 
Motivations to use this form of speech are to incite fear and anger.
Prevalent in politics and hate speech.
They are opposite to Euphemisms. 
Which are positive expressions in place of negative ones.

#9738 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 24 May 2017 - 04:16 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion

The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.
Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication.  It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.
I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution.  This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!

#9650 Escaping the Laboratory

Posted by RottenApples on 20 May 2017 - 03:17 PM in Psychology of Mind Control




#9629 Why is China building a New Silk Road?

Posted by RottenApples on 19 May 2017 - 01:27 PM in Politics, News, and Hypocrisy

I suppose all the island building in the pacific is part of their maritime road of commerce too.

#9628 Can You Own an Asteroid?

Posted by RottenApples on 19 May 2017 - 01:19 PM in Politics, News, and Hypocrisy

It is expensive to send out ships to mine outer space. Financing could be got from conglomerates of speculators. Like they did in the old days when heavy ventures of this sort where sent across the oceans to trade for treasure and spice.

#9627 blacklisted has arrived

Posted by RottenApples on 19 May 2017 - 01:13 PM in Introduce Yourself Or Are You Chicken?

I'm too lazy to log in most times.  It's got a slow vibe here. Laid back and kind of thoughtful. 


#8251 Diamond Rhodes to Destiny

Posted by RottenApples on 24 November 2016 - 01:17 PM in Learning From The Past




People like this are kind of like the old Greek gods of old. Playing with ordinary peoples lives. Do men like this deserve the glory they have received in history? Is this really a civilized and noble behavior to endow on the primitives. Are these 'gods' good examples to look up to as heroes? No matter how they are symbolized? Is the glorious worship they receive in history a deserved perception?



The hubris of great men who think they know better than anyone else how the world should work? Absolutely not! They're just men who have power and used it to build something evil to feed their own greed and purpose for living. Killing millions in the name of Empire Building. They have much to be thankful for....


I like your Greek god metaphor. It's quite apt. Only thing is who is their god? By the actions we've seen history it doesn't seem like a benevolent god to common man. The gods only look out for themselves.

#8250 How Easy it is to Dupe the World with Disinfo

Posted by RottenApples on 24 November 2016 - 01:09 PM in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion



Thanksgiving lies through the ages. 




Yes, yes, yes...the stories we learn as kids from our parents and the trash they teach in school. Who's to blame for the mismanagement of public education. Telling stories only to gain profit for those who rule above us.

#8249 Re-writing Thanksgiving History

Posted by RottenApples on 24 November 2016 - 01:02 PM in Learning From The Past

More Re-Writing Of History: The Aftermath Of The First American "Thanksgiving" 
This is the time of the year when we are inundated with propaganda about the U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving. Recently, the History Channel showed its rendition. The same old story: weary Pilgrims were taught how to plant crops in the new land of America by some savvy Native Americans. Then, to thank the Indians and God, the Pilgrims held a celebration in Plymouth,Massachusetts. Everybody had a great time. This was brotherhood among human beings at its best. Then, the documentary went forward in time to the 18th century. What happened between 1621 and 1675 was completely ignored. Most U.S. history books rarely mention the fate of the Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive.
“Wait, we can not break bread with you. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They said do not trust the pilgrims. And especially do not trust Sarah Miller. For all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.”

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