September 14, 2004
in da newts
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Congrats on having a means of support
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 02:37 PM
If I get one of the $6 a month blogs will I have a means of support too
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 02:38 PM
Don't hold your breath.
I had them on my site and got rid of them.
You make less then 30 cents a click. It takes months to get the check. And if they think your users are hammering the ads for your benefit, they drop you and stop paying.
I put up a Paypal donation box and make more then I
did with ads. I'm up to $20 a month now.
I notice BoingBoing doesn't use G either.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted by: Little Nemo at September 14, 2004 02:55 PM
Thanks LN, and I was being facitous (sp, but I treid to make money off the web when my back was out. I failed misserably and I worked like a bitch at it. Usually when I put my mind to it I do what I set out to do.
It is why I think computers are such a dead end for fame and fortune, love and lust, or anything real, except as a tool for already established businesses.
Don't get me wrong there are things about the computer I like... alot. Like this blog and others like it, the amazing ability to research anything with having to page through musty old books, and a time waster par excellance.
But the computer world ain't gonna change nothin. If you listen to computer people the way computers work will change the way the mind works and if computers can be the place where the enlightened work under enlightened circumstance, then we can change the brains of the world for the better.
Its a cold dead machine enlivened by the spark of life given to it by us. If we choose computers to filter reality we are missing a component of life that ties us to who we are.
The tourist goes to place never knows it or feels it, just consumes it, takes pictures of it and goes home and posses those picture, and thinks the possesion is the experience.
The travelor takes their time and intertwines with the place, experincing it. they put nothing in between themselves and where they are. The experince is the ethereal thing they take away. Life changing real sensation, but not very marketable, not something you can show people. BUt in the totality itcreates a major thread in who you are.
The tourist keep himself away from reality, the traveler dives right in.
THe computer is a really nice toolfor somethings, and a spawn of hell for others. But it is always and ever shal be something that is in the way of what is. Something that shows you the moment but keeps you from feeling it.
And that includes the ability to make money in a non socially constructed way (with a small few of notable exceptions)
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 05:03 PM
Ffejjy please do not take that the wrong way. I am glad you have some income stream. I was expressing the fact that I embasasing did every fool trick in the book and came up short very short.
You are blogging and that come form your heart, and I enjoy reading heart. The computer is the medium that I get to feel that heart. It is not like sitting with you and talking. but this blog is a nice substitue seeing as I have no other way to really do communicate with youse guys on any kind of regular basis.
My point is that the computer is a tool and thats all it is. It is not part of our brain or our senses and never will be. It like a car it takes us from place to place but we do not experience wahts on the road just whats in the car.
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 05:12 PM
and its my screed against post modernist like Jerry who think that the barrie to experience is the reality. Ha
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 05:17 PM
There goes Oakey talking his shit again, I don't see how I put up with him.
BUt about that first part of your post if george Bush got arrested more than a coupel of times he is one bimbo.
My daddy was a simple low level politician, and I know I could party that w guy undr the table. I had my run in with cops but most always got away. I wonder how a man who daddy ran the cia could ever have a run in with the cop where the cop did not appolgize before letting him go. I wish we could bring back the practical country club rebulicans who knew how to do things. Not these Jesus freaks who would screw up a one car funeral.
Posted by: Buffy Van Houghten at September 14, 2004 05:30 PM
Well, I actually half-agreed with you.
Until you got to the part about me being a post-modernist (true), and subscribing to the notion that the barrier is the experience (not true.)
I'm the one who doesn't take pictures, and doesn't keep them (geez -- even when they're hot nudies.)
I'm the one who believes you don't have to move your legs at all in order to travel to the limits of reality.
I'm the one who prefers direct experience to mediated encounters.
I've never been a fan of barriers. I do hang around them, because they fascinate me. But they fascinate me because they are so easy to cross, and it's kinda interesting to watch other people hesitate.
Posted by: GS at September 14, 2004 05:39 PM
Sorry jer, I have alwys considered you a traveler, but we differ in where we travel many times. I do think the image and menatl gymnastics of post modernism sublimates the experience. You seem to have escaped that, but I disagree that you do not have to use your legs to get to the Ultimate reality, we are sentiant creatures, if we do not sense we do not percieve if we do not percieve we do not think.
Life is blood sweat and tears, we need are legs to produce those things
Posted by: Oakey at September 14, 2004 06:06 PM
I refer you all to the Vedas
Posted by: little Richard...the younger at September 15, 2004 09:38 AM
Posted by: GS at September 15, 2004 02:13 PM
You know, I've been thinking about those cameras Daley is going to put out on the street. I still think they are bad policy.
But, let's look at the silver lining:
Those cameras will film everything the cops do too.
Hmmm. . .
Maybe the PD's office needs to start issuing subpoenas for the tapes in "dropsy" cases, i.e.:
Officer: "As I approached the subject, he dropped a small foil packet onto the sidewalk which, upon testing, proved to contain crack cocaine."
PD: "Officer, showing you what's been marked as Defendant's Exhibit 1 (roll video,) my client didn't exactly "drop" anything on the sidewalk, did he?"
Officer: "Uh, not exactly."
PD: "In fact, you tackled my client from behind without warning, punched him in the stomach, and forcibly emptied the contents of his pockets, didn't you?"
Officer: "It looks like that."
PD: "And then you stuck your hand down his pants, didn't you?"
Officer: "Er, um. . . "
PD: "I'll withdraw that question."
ASA: "Uh, your Honor, motion State SOL"
The Court: "Motion granted."
Posted by: Jerry at September 15, 2004 05:29 PM
ya know in most places squad cars are equipped with cameras. Most cops are smart enough to keep brutality off camera, but there will always be lots who are not. As the Fox classic Cops demonstrates
Posted by: oakey at September 15, 2004 06:07 PM
this is sad, as with most things percived as wrong, the basic causitive problems are not addressed, and the layers of band-aids are quickly falling off.
notice how the most basic of needs, a place to live and food to eat are delt with. sorry to the owner of this blog, but bandwith is not first on the list of human needs .
Posted by: little Richard...the younger at September 16, 2004 09:01 AM
Jer, if you would expand your meditation you would find reality has no limits.
I am have practiced the type of meditation that is strickly inside yourself and takes you here and there.
I still do it, but i usually use some kind of alter (vortex)
But my favorite mediataions are the ones I hunt, which I call epiphannies. Essentailly by being intuned with the earth and its myriad of inhabitants and allies, I get to places that are much cooler than sitting meditations. Plus I have other spirits verifying my expereince. Such as the vison I told Katheryn about when I was coming home from Portland, or the epihinay that happened at Rob's wedding. They are so profoundly altering and wonderful but nothing that changes much immediately in this plane.
Yes pulling these epinainies into the garbage of the system is gonna be much much harder. Although it is what I would like to do. It hurts me when I hear people downgrade the world in which I hunt. Nature is so brutal nature is so harsh, nature does not give you anything. All I can do is laugh, nature is what we expereince, its what we are.
Its a harsh mistress, but when you listen the world that is openned is not to be believed. It takes blood sweat and tears though. Ya you might need seated mediatation to give you the strengh to give out those blood sweat and tears, but seated mediation is not the core of things.
We exist in a world that believes like Judeo Christions and hipped up by post modernism, the ultimate is not here and now, it is somewhere empherail and in god's space.
Like a monkey ain't gonna write shakespear, we do not percieve even the edges of eternity.
So we ignore to our peril the natural world around us. We heat up the world with our gases until hurricanes have to release the heat. We lose our bodily senses as more and more we just use our reason and disconnect from that which gives us life.
We detroy that which keeps us alive. Sorry babe its the eartth that feeds you not Jesus not computers, not rationality. Most cultures have made a fetish out of what feeds them the salmon , here, the buffulo in the west, ect ect
Our culture feeds off humans who are allowed to destroy the natural world, like cows destoy the pasture they are let in. We think abortion is murder and we keep corpes breathing at $100,000 per day while children starve and ecosystems die. But we congradulate ourselves on our morality.
Morality shit that is cowardice.
Posted by: Oakey at September 16, 2004 03:16 PM
ande please so not think in any way shape or form I think ffej or Jerry are cowards or come anywhere close. Ffej is like me whines like crazy but puts himeself out there, he has more courage in his little finger than the entire Bush cabinet.
Jerry does not have the flashy kind of courage but his long term and continual struggle with all that is noraml and wrong adds up to mucho balls
Posted by: Oakey at September 16, 2004 03:56 PM