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An observation. (2)
« on: February 23, 2012, 09:48:52 pm »
If one doesn't drive north of Lambert, east of Pantano, west of I-10, or south of Barrazo-Aviation highway/Broadway or Speedway, one doesn't really understand how close to the essence of Tucson the inhabited portions of The City are.  The Fearful are too busy ignoring their lot, being messy, being normal, being human.  The City's truth gets covered by what might laughingly be called 'civilization.' 

These things, ideas, of being normal, being civilized, they are imaginary in the face of Tucson.  Even inside the perimeter outlined here, Tucson shows through the cracks in humanity. 

During off traffic hours, one might think that the city has been abandoned. Empty roads, cracked and decaying, emanate sullenness and quiet horror, especially when the marks of the sausage creature are present.  Some great travesty might have taken place, robbing thousands of their lives.  Truly, such is the state of being in The Hive sections, very nearly literally.

The very houses themselves look as though they have lost all hope.  Shabby and slumping, they sit dark and gloomy.  The feeling is often magnified when the people who own the things inside the houses come and go, or play in the street with the other children of adults who own the things in the other houses.  The weeds choking these yards give a quaint touch of despondency.  I cannot call them homes.  The Fearful have no homes, because their life in Tucson is only ever temporary.  "Houses," they call their domiciles.  Never "home."  Never home.

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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 05:50:33 am »
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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 02:11:38 am »
This is beautiful in its barrenness. And very true, from what I've seen.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 03:28:07 am »
That's the weirdest thing, Nigel.  I have to drive through that area once every other week or so, and it really is equal parts beautiful and depressing as hell.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 04:06:14 am »
That's the weirdest thing, Nigel.  I have to drive through that area once every other week or so, and it really is equal parts beautiful and depressing as hell.

They all look so much the same. I could never tell where we were; how close or how far from wherever we started or where we were going. And in the medians, prickly pears.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 04:10:40 am »
That's the weirdest thing, Nigel.  I have to drive through that area once every other week or so, and it really is equal parts beautiful and depressing as hell.

They all look so much the same. I could never tell where we were; how close or how far from wherever we started or where we were going. And in the medians, prickly pears.

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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 05:18:22 am »
That's the weirdest thing, Nigel.  I have to drive through that area once every other week or so, and it really is equal parts beautiful and depressing as hell.

They all look so much the same. I could never tell where we were; how close or how far from wherever we started or where we were going. And in the medians, prickly pears.

Our state flower is an ashtray.

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If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 05:21:05 am »
That's the weirdest thing, Nigel.  I have to drive through that area once every other week or so, and it really is equal parts beautiful and depressing as hell.

They all look so much the same. I could never tell where we were; how close or how far from wherever we started or where we were going. And in the medians, prickly pears.

There's a lot of subtle differences in different parts of town.  Mostly the differences are which mountains look how, and can you see the freeway?  And you need a good sense of direction, too.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 05:23:10 am »
I've seen places like this. And felt a subtle pull. You're no better than this. You can try but it doesn't mean anything. You'll never escape, might as well move in. Tucson is an insidious creature.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 05:25:31 am »
It is, and it gets everywhere because it IS everywhere.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: An observation. (2)
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 05:27:01 am »
And spreading farther, deeper every day.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 10:01:49 am »
For most of us, it's do we go outside? For Tucson, it's do I go outside and survive today.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”