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Thought Control - Dick Begin forwarded message: From: Dick < Dick S. May 19, 2015 11:01 PM
Socrates Café -[masked] - One version of recent history covering several aspects of questions posited this evening, moral intention and trust of gov't. https://consortiumnews.com/201­5/05/11/failing-to-hide-israel­-iran-iraq-secrets/ Dick Dick S. May 12, 2015 8:10 PM
Growing up black video interviews - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05­/07/opinion/a-conversation-abo­ut-growing-u Jon A. May 8, 2015 9:49 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ From One Climatologists Point of View - Andrew, can you give me that article and also your doctor's name? Unbeknownst to me, my wife has actually fought with our paediatrician three times over fully pulling back the foreskin on our (now) 4-year-old son. It'd be nic Jordan Lane P. Apr 29, 2015 8:44 AM
From One Climatologists Point of View - I may have sent this link ( 1 of 5 ) with 4 embedded accompanying links before, but since climate has entered the discussion once again, here we go starting with #1 of 5: http://therealnews.com/t2/inde­x.php?option=com_content&task=­view&id=31&Itemid=74& Dick S. Apr 28, 2015 11:06 PM
Conspiracy Theories Redux - More on last Tuesdays question of the night. Watching this one clip, #5 of 8, it being the most recent release, points out the danger of conspiracy theories contributing a diversion away from a far greater problem Dick S. Apr 24, 2015 4:40 PM
6 Things Not to Say to a Mixed-Race Person | Alternet - A bit more on race & feminism, again, as it pertains to last nights discussion. You shouldn't say, "Where are you from?", unless that person has a "funny" kind of English … then it's okay. 😝 http://www.alternet.org/cultur­e/6-things-not-say-mi Dick S. Apr 15, 2015 8:19 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Re: last Nights Question - Very good article. Thank you for sharing, Dick. I stand by my assertion that we are more sexist than racist. Luke M. Apr 15, 2015 12:56 PM
Re: last Nights Question - Re: Ting's question last night and The discussion that followed. Dick S. Apr 15, 2015 9:27 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ The next two Tuesdays - We want to see pics of the trip posted, too :) On 4/12/15, Jerry Kruse wrote: > You lucky stiff!!! Sounds wonderful ­ have a great time! > > From: Jon Anderson > Reply-To: Andrusela Apr 13, 2015 10:46 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ The next two Tuesdays - You lucky stiff!!! Sounds wonderful – have a Jerry K. Apr 12, 2015 9:33 AM
The next two Tuesdays - Forgot to tell everyone last Tuesday -- piper and I are traveling the next two weeks with her parents for a river cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp and back. Hope you're conversations are great! See y'all in three weeks. Jon A. Apr 11, 2015 12:20 PM
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Criticizes Solidarity of Latin American Countries for Venezuela - More on S.A. http://therealnews.com/t2/inde­x.php?option=com_content&task=­view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=1­3614 Dick Dick S. Apr 9, 2015 9:38 PM
U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Marines going to Honduras » peoplesworld - As was mentioned by me Tuesday, re: our foreign meddling. We act as though S.A. is our garden and we need to protect it from the "resident pests." And we'd like to think of Venezuela as OUR nearest oil reserve. Drug Wars, my ass! A war that was neve Dick S. Apr 9, 2015 9:15 PM
Question -[masked] - Pertinent link: http://thehumanist.com/magazin­e/january-february-2015/featur­es/is-dying-a-pro-choice-issue­ Dick S. Mar 4, 2015 1:57 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ DNA Data Storage - Jerry, Which of your genetic details do you want kept secret? Is it true you're in New York? Jon A. Mar 2, 2015 9:32 AM
DNA Data Storage - DNA Data Storage Jerry K. Mar 1, 2015 5:45 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ He's gone - get over it. - Oh ye of little faith! Ha!! Jon ==============================­================= Jon A. Dec 30, 2014 6:03 AM
He's gone - get over it. - An answer t Dick S. Dec 29, 2014 10:35 PM
Ah-ha! -- Found it. - Fitting into our discussion, is this other thing I was seeking to reference this evening. Gina sent it to me earlier today. http://whyevolutionistrue.word­press.com/2014/11/17/where-did­-life-come-from-god-or-natural­ism-the-data-from-the-u-s-vs-t­he-u Dick S. Nov 18, 2014 11:23 PM
Americans sorting themselves into politically similar counties -- ScienceDaily - Relative to this evenings discussion: http://www.sciencedaily.com/re­leases/2014/11/141117110706.ht­m?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me­dium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3­A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Scien­ce+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 Dick Dick S. Nov 18, 2014 8:33 PM
Interstellar link - Don't know why this link didn't come with the previous email. It had appeared in the original draft text prior to 'send' but here's the retry: http://www.monbiot.com/2014/11­/11/better-dead-than-different­/ Dick Dick S. Nov 12, 2014 10:04 AM
Conspiracy Theories - See #3 - What triggers beliefs. http://www.skeptic.com/downloa­ds/conspiracy-theories-who-why­-and-how.pdf Dick S. Nov 12, 2014 9:59 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ More AI and a bit of Consciousness - Also, this xkcd comic covers most philosophy/technology concerns quite handily: http://xkcd.com/1289/ Jordan Lane P. Oct 30, 2014 3:42 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ More AI and a bit of Consciousness - Steve Yegge (I think he's an engineer at Amazon) has an interesting blog post about living vs. dead programs: "If we ever wake up a real AI, I think it should be named Pinocchio." Jordan Lane P. Oct 30, 2014 3:17 PM
More AI and a bit of Consciousness - Jerry K. Oct 29, 2014 10:22 PM
Some Additional Thots on Tues Oct 28 Topic(s) Artificial Intelligence and Humans vs Technology - Jerry K. Oct 29, 2014 9:49 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Comment on Consciousness - So funny. I was just thinking about this today. How we are our flesh, really. Dualism is so firmly entrenched that this is heresy to most people. I am over simplifying a bit, for sure, but I am liking this guy's article so far... On 10/5/14, Dick S. Andrusela Oct 14, 2014 12:14 AM
Re: Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Comment on Consciousness - Consciousness of consciousness of consciousness. Do we have it? -- Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity. &quo Michael D. Oct 12, 2014 8:21 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Comment on Consciousness - I'm in that camp with Desimone & Baldauf. Contrary to what the writer, Lightman wishes, of leaving some stones unturned, I say, Dick S. Oct 11, 2014 10:27 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Comment on Consciousness - Here;s another take on consciousness and attention Jerry K. Oct 11, 2014 9:23 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Nancy Kanwisher on TED.com - Very interesting, Jerry! Jon ============================ If there is a problem and y Jon A. Oct 6, 2014 6:57 AM
Comment on Consciousness - I'm only a jerk with a bachelors degree in bullshit but I totally agree with Jim Kent, Phd in bullshit and writer of this article: Dick S. Oct 5, 2014 10:25 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Nancy Kanwisher on TED.com - Jerry K. Oct 5, 2014 5:34 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Nancy Kanwisher on TED.com - Information integration theory of consciousness Jerry K. Oct 5, 2014 5:31 PM
Nancy Kanwisher on TED.com - Hey Soc-rats, Here's a TED Talk, an addendum, pertinent to last Tuesdays discussion. Check out this amazing TED Talk: Dick S. Oct 3, 2014 11:12 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Meetup and money - Between work and grandkids I can't seem to find the time to attend these days. I think about the group often, and hope to be back some day to contribute to the kitty. :) On 7/15/14, Jon Anderson wrote: > Socratic friends! Well, Andrusela Jul 24, 2014 5:47 AM
Meetup and money - Socratic friends! Well, the bill has come again for our Meetup subscription. No one is required to pay, of course. But I am willing and happy to accept donations to help pay this bill. It's $72 every six months. It comes to about $.25 per participant, per Jon A. Jul 15, 2014 7:08 AM
Roller found God's Equation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=fqe-HZlQPeQ Making games too at http://www.incrediforce.com/Ro­cknRollerApp/PaintTogether.htm­l Ya'll were in the presence of the Almighty... Then used him to wipe your butt. Shame on you... It's unbelievable the nu Jon A. May 2, 2014 11:22 PM
Fwd: Outrage: FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality - Begin forwarded message: From: RootsAction Team < Dick S. Apr 24, 2014 9:22 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Two ideas I just found related to last night's discussion on the source of our "rights" - Interesting quote, and I like that book, but if you have a leader "strong" enough, historically that is not the case. It was not a question of kill or trade with the Roman Empire, with the Soviet Union, and all montims Apr 16, 2014 10:32 AM
Two ideas I just found related to last night's discussion on the source of our "rights" - As technology accumulates and people in more parts of the planet become interdependent, the hatred between them tends to decrease, for the simple reason that you can’t kill someone and trade with him too. That provides an incentive to develop techn Jon A. Apr 16, 2014 4:51 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Meetup details changed: The Burnsville Socrates Cafe Meetup - Thank you Jon for the update. Byerly's will be a great meeting place, I think. Gina, yo margarete l. Apr 6, 2014 4:59 PM
Meetup details changed: The Burnsville Socrates Cafe Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Burn­sville-Socrates-Cafe/events/17­4903262/ When Jon A. Apr 5, 2014 7:39 AM
Hot Topic - Blue Man Group on Global Warming - YouTube Dick S. Mar 26, 2014 9:37 PM
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Response To Petition Request - Dick S. Mar 26, 2014 11:23 AM
Petition | Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia: Create and enforce new policies that allow for true scientific discourse about holistic approaches to healing. · Change.org - Somewhat related to last nights after Meetup discussion. What to do about obtaining true scientific discourse on the Internet. Dick S. Mar 26, 2014 11:03 AM
Tonight - I must work late tonight so will miss our meeting. Jon Jon A. Mar 25, 2014 3:10 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on TED.com - Very good, Dick. Go Reason, go! Jon ============================ Jon A. Mar 18, 2014 1:14 PM
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on TED.com - Check out this amazing TED Talk: Dick S. Mar 17, 2014 9:14 PM
(no subject) - Hello David Zimmer, I may be able to pick you up Tuesday nights so you can share the evening with us margarete l. Feb 12, 2014 7:18 PM
Help a member? - Dear all, We have a new member who is hoping one of us can give him a ride to our meeting from Apple Valley. His name is David Zimmer. If you can help, send him a message! Jon Jon A. Feb 12, 2014 6:43 PM
Restore ex-felons’ vote, Holder says - Another article in today's Star Tribune paper related to last nights question, 'voting - right/privilege' issue, that was raised in the discussion. View "Restore ex-felons’ vote, Holder says" article at http://tablet.olivesoftware.co­m/Olive/Tablet/St Dick S. Feb 12, 2014 8:31 AM
Daily Kos :: Bill Maher's controversial New Rule on seniors (literally) screwing us over - As to tonight's question, [ should voting age window parameters be set at something like age lowered to 16 and age cut- off at 76? ] which started out with reference to Bill Mahar's HBO Show, Monday. See below, transcript, video and commentary. http:// Dick S. Feb 11, 2014 11:32 PM
Dirty Sox Worshipers - There's more of 'em than you'd like to think. Dick S. Jan 29, 2014 8:57 AM
Tonight - Not sure my ride will be available tonight, so not sure I can join our fun at Davanni's. Have fun anyway! Jon A. Jan 14, 2014 4:23 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates Financial Disparity - Preview not available Andrusela Dec 31, 2013 6:17 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ socrates - Apology - Preview not available Andrusela Dec 31, 2013 6:11 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Holiday break - Happy New Year everyone! In other news I have a new grandson on the way, due July 11, 2014! On 12/23/13, Vivian Mittelstaedt wrote: > Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all see you in the New Year. > > Vivian and Don > > Andrusela Dec 31, 2013 6:10 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ reminder - Dag nabbit. I get most people have something better to do, but I was actually thinking of coming tonight. :( On 12/30/13, Jon Anderson wrote: > Please remember we will not meet tomorrow, New Year's Eve! > > > > See everyone Andrusela Dec 31, 2013 6:08 PM
reminder - Please remember we will not meet tomorrow, New Year's Eve!   See everyone next year!   Jon Jon A. Dec 30, 2013 6:51 PM
RE: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Holiday break - Vivian M. Dec 23, 2013 7:50 AM
Holiday break - We aren't going to meet the weeks of X-mas or New Year's Day. I hope you all have happy holidays, and I look forward to seeing you again next year. Jon Jon A. Dec 22, 2013 9:30 AM
RE: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ socrates - Apology - Preview not available Joe b. Dec 19, 2013 8:26 AM
socrates - Apology - Preview not available Dick S. Dec 18, 2013 7:45 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Preview not available Siva Dec 18, 2013 4:43 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Preview not available Erik M. Dec 9, 2013 4:55 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Siva, Would you elaborate on "If you don't have enough $, it IS is your own fault.? Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, why be upset? If there is a problem and you can do something about i Jon A. Dec 9, 2013 11:44 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates Financial Disparity - Preview not available Siva Dec 7, 2013 10:31 AM
RE: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Preview not available Alex A. Dec 6, 2013 10:46 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Preview not available Siva Dec 6, 2013 5:50 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Socrates – Financial Disparity - Preview not available Andrusela Dec 6, 2013 6:34 AM
Socrates - Info Sites - If you would like more info on last Tuesdays discussion, Google "how are TTIP & TPP different" There you Dick S. Dec 5, 2013 9:53 AM
Socrates - tonight's question - This link was the inspiration for the question I posed, "It maybe wise to fear some things but do we fear the right things?" Citing Geo. Monbiot on TTIP: http://www.monbiot.com/2013/12­/02/managing-transparency/ I brought up TTIP as an example Dick S. Dec 3, 2013 9:48 PM
Socrates – Financial Disparity - Re: This past Tuesdays question on World Fi Dick S. Nov 27, 2013 11:18 PM
I promise never to treat Chris Roller wrong again.... - Jon A. Nov 24, 2013 6:04 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Letter of the Day (Nov. 23): Antiquated laws - Interesting!!! Thank you Luda L. Nov 23, 2013 10:48 AM
Letter of the Day (Nov. 23): Antiquated laws - Two letters made the "Letters of the Day" in this Saturdays Star Tribune. The second letter in this link is by Jon Anderson's m Dick S. Nov 23, 2013 7:58 AM
Unions -- Supreme Courts - Update on discussion, one week ago. Dick S. Nov 13, 2013 11:28 AM
How the NSA may be the USA downfall. - And, US democracy! Check out this amazing TED Talk: Dick S. Nov 12, 2013 12:22 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ U.S. Senate must act on pharmacy safeguards - ken b. Nov 9, 2013 2:02 AM
U.S. Senate must act on pharmacy safeguards - Last Tuesdays group, An editorial in today's newspaper associated with last Tuesday's question & disc Dick S. Nov 8, 2013 8:22 AM
Info pertinent to last nights discussion - Closed/ open shop states. Minnesota: http://www.canmybossdothat.com­/category.php?id=227&state=MN Dick S. Sent from my iPhone 4S. Dick S. Nov 6, 2013 6:02 PM
Socrates Cafè - Some history - Burnsville Tuesday Group, Lately, a lot of our weekly discussions have been on privacy, last Tuesday's discussion as well. Here's a bit of historical background on the NSA, if you care to watch. > > http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R­z6rd_q2SYM&desktop_ Dick S. Nov 1, 2013 11:39 AM
Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers - Move on. Nothing to see here, folks! The National Security Agency has secretly Dick S. Oct 31, 2013 8:34 AM
Fwd: eSkeptic: Neuroscience and its Discontents - Dick S. Sent from my iPhone 4S. Begin forwarded message: As a follow-up to last n Dick S. Oct 23, 2013 10:25 PM
I'll be gone . . . - I leave today for a vacation (Morocco!), returning 11/5. See you, enjoy yourselves. Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, why be upset? If there is a problem and you can do something about Jon A. Oct 23, 2013 9:50 AM
THIS IS WATER David Foster Wallace - Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/6z5TIFr5XMo Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, why be upset? If there is a problem and you can do something about it, why be upset? Jon A. Oct 18, 2013 9:57 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 10/9/13 questions and discussion - It'll be the week after, Margarete. I'm still at the fishing grounds. As always, fishing is good … it's the catching that varies. Dick S. Oct 13, 2013 9:14 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 10/9/13 questions and discussion - Hi Dick, you must be back from fishing. Hope you caught the "BIG ONE". Thanks for sending all this info. I will be s margarete l. Oct 13, 2013 6:25 PM
10/9/13 questions and discussion - 10/9/13 questions and discussion Mike: as one who's older than all else here, I remember being shown junior high school those movies about sex, venereal disease etc., emphasizing conformity, nice manners, ideals of behavior. I've read a bit on this sub Jon A. Oct 13, 2013 7:13 AM
(The St. Paul SC) 10/2/13 questions and discussion - 10/2/13 questions and discussion 1-what should we be worried about?3/2 2-have we sown the seeds of our own downfall?3/3/2 3-can we cooperate or have we created a system where cooperation is no longer necessary?2/0 4-when do you know who you are?3/3/ Jon A. Oct 13, 2013 6:36 AM
10/1/13 questions and discussion - 10/1/13 1-given the decrease in living wage employment, why work hard?4 2-what will the world look like in 200 years?5 3-have we lost our republic, have we become an oligarchy?7/3 4-what's the relationship between fact, reality, and truth?7/7 5-wh Jon A. Oct 10, 2013 6:46 AM
9/14/13 questions and discussion - 9/24/13 questions and discussion 1-where is the tyranny?5 2-should blind people be allowed to own and operate guns?5 3-is racial profiling ever warranted?6 4-do we give too much credibility to the wealthy and powerful, and too quickly?7 5-what is n Jon A. Sep 30, 2013 11:19 AM
Tomorrow night - Whoa! I have no idea when I work TOMORROW! Please forgive my error, see ya Tuesday. Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, why be upset? If there is a problem and you can do something abo Jon A. Sep 23, 2013 8:47 AM
Tonight - Reminder: tonight we'll meet at Caribou Coffee, near Nicollet and Hwy 13 . . . Except for me -- I work later than usual. I will miss talking with you. Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, w Jon A. Sep 23, 2013 7:29 AM
9/17/13 questions and discussion - 9/17/13 questions and discussion 1-what might be better than the Protestant Work Ethic?4 2-which is more difficult to change: a long held belief or a long held habit?6 3-should we outlaw American football?3 4-do we own our kids or do we owe our kids Jon A. Sep 21, 2013 4:53 PM
Re: Socrates Café question[masked] - From the Monday Star Tribune comes this Katherine Anne Porter quote: Dick S. Sep 17, 2013 9:32 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Apology - Jon: I didn't know if you knew that the room wasn't reserved. I did receive the apology. Jim On Sep 17, 2013, at 2:09 PM, Jon Anderson wrote: > Jim, > > Sorry about last week! (did my email apology via Meetup not arrive?). > > Gina assure user 1. Sep 17, 2013 2:11 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Apology - Jim, Sorry about last week! (did my email apology via Meetup not arrive?). Gina assures me we do have the room tonight. Jon ============================ If there is a problem and you can't do anything about it, why be upset? If there is a Jon A. Sep 17, 2013 2:09 PM

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