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Is our world real?


Or is it generally imagined/fantasy oriented?

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I think the jury is still out on that one. After all, you can never really prove anything. All you can do is fail to disprove it.



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"I Am the FBI."

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So real then, right?

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I tend to lean towards that idea, but there's no way we can prove it.



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"Fruitcake anyone?"

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Or not.



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"I Am the FBI."

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A supercomputer creates our reality. We do not exist. The supercomputer runs everything. It is a game. The supercomputer can make you feel happy or sad. It can give you the illusion of pleasure or pain.

But make no mistake about it. It is all an illusion. It just seems real. When the supercomputer gets bored with one of its creations it gives us the illusion of death. But how can there be death when you never existed? There can't. It is all part of the supercomputers game.

Now you know the truth. But don't be sad. Just go on about your business. When the supercomputer gets bored with you, you die. Or at least your so called family and friends think so.

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Well okay then. Thanks for the heads up.



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But I left out one important fact. When the supercomputer gets tired of playing this game it will just shut us all down. Like turning off a light switch. But why worry because this is all an illusion. We are not real.

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Whew! Well that's certainly a relief! Thanks!



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Glad I could help. But sadly I found out the supercomputer is getting bored. It can and will just shut us all down at some point. And I think that time is getting close. Hopefully it will let you all have the illusion of one last Christmas. I give it a 50/50 chance.

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I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.



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Even though I know it is all an illusion it is kind of sad it is all coming to an end soon. The Supercomputer has given me the illusion of hunting, biking, camping, fishing and boating. Those are all fun illusions. But our end time is quickly approaching.

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Well then I'm glad I did scuba diving, sky diving, hang gliding, parasailing, paragliding, karate, and ultralight. I'm also glad I've visited all 50 states, 27 foreign countries, and five continents. My latest trip was to Kenya and Tanzania. In Feb. I'm going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.



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Well then I'm glad I did scuba diving, sky diving, hang gliding, parasailing, paragliding, karate, and ultralight. I'm also glad I've visited all 50 states, 27 foreign countries, and five continents. My latest trip was to Kenya and Tanzania. In Feb. I'm going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Are you serious?

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Uh yeah. Why?



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With all the stuff you listed I just thought you were joking. Plus for someone who is retired this is quite an undertaking.

In Feb. I'm going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

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Nope, totally serious. I compiled my list of "wild and crazy things" when I was a teenager, and I've accomplished most of them. The trip to SE Asia won't really be hard. I'm taking a group tour. Those are usually pretty easy.

BTW, I forgot to mention that I've been on four storm chasing trips, and have witnessed 30 tornadoes with my naked eye. They are a really amazing weather phenomenon! I've also done my share of boating, fishing, wave running and camping.
I also witnessed the Aurora at Coldfoot Camp (60 miles north of the Arctic Circle) in Alaska in December. The temperature at night dropped as low as 40 below 0, but the Aurora was worth it.

I've also flown in an old biplane, and a powered parachute. I've also done a Jetavator (I wasn't very good at that), Zip Lining and Rappelling. I've also driven a dune buggy and a razor in the desert near Las Vegas.

The trip to SE Asia was inspired by Ken Burns' excellent series on The Vietnam War.
I was in the army from 1972 to 1978, but fortunately never got sent to the war. Now
I will see the country. I'm also looking forward to seeing the ancient temple complex of Angkor in Cambodia, including Angkor Wat, the most famous one. Bangkok should be fun also (Cue the music for "One Night in Bangkok!")

This is all true, and I'm not bragging, okay well maybe a little





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Sounds like you have lived quite a life. And by the sound of it you are far from done. Good for you. I too have seen and done a lot. Was in the Navy. But no where near what you have experienced.

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Yes it has been and thanks Sandman. And I'm nowhere near done. I'll keep doing stuff until I can't do it anymore. I still have things on my bucket list, like Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in Bucket List.

When you get old you won't regret what you did in life. You'll regret what you didn't do. That's kind of my philosophy. I've been very fortunate in having the opportunity to do all these things.

Thank you for your service, and thanks for teaching me how to make clickable links. That knowledge has come in very handy.



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You are welcome. But keep in mind all your experiences are illusions. The supercomputer has been kind to you and me. But to many it has not. Like the people the supercomputer gives the illusion they have cancer or diabetes. Why the supercomputer gives some great illusions and others terrible illusions I have no idea.

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Neither do I. Who is controlling the super computer? Are they mice like in HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

BTW, keep in mind that some of these things I've only done once, such as skydiving, powered parachute, rappelling, parasailing and paragliding.


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Who is controlling the super computer

It was built by aliens. Why the aliens built it I am not sure. But when I find out I will report it here. That is unless the supercomputer just shut us all down first. Like I said they are becoming bored with this game they are playing.

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You aren't by any chance a Douglas Adams fan, are you?



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A fan? Not really. But I can see why you might think so. He was more of a humorist. What I said earlier is not humor. It is the truth. I am close to finding the date of the supercomputer shutdown. Once I have pinpointed the date I will tell all.

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Actually he was a humorous novelist, one of the best of all time imho. And you sound a lot like him.

Okay. When you find out, please let us know. I'd like to be prepared. Thanks.


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I'd like to be prepared

Cin2 I don't know what you can do to prepare. I guess you can say your goodbyes to loved ones. But if you have been paying attention you would know your loved ones are just an illusion. As are you.

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Illusion or not, that is exactly what I'd like to so, sort of like the ending of the Nick Cage movie "Knowing".


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OK. As I said before: I am close to finding the date of the supercomputer shutdown. Once I have pinpointed the date I will tell all.

The only reason I am sad is for whatever reason the supercomputer gave me good illusions. I know all my hunting, fishing, camping, biking and boating were all illusions but they were fun illusions.

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Mine were fun also. Please keep me posted.


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Please keep me posted.


OK I have been working and calculating very hard these past months. From all my data I have collected my best guess is the Supercomputer will begin shutting everyone down in June or July of 2020. I wish I could be more specific but that is my best guess.

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Thanks. I'll start making plans for that. BTW is there any chance that we can dodge this?


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BTW is there any chance that we can dodge this?


Slim to none. But I am in contact with some of the powers to be and am working feverishly to do everything in my power to put a stop to this. Keep your:

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Crossed.

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Damn.


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I have not given up trying to have the Super computers leave us up and running. But as the Borg would say. Resistance is futile. But I will die trying. (or I should say I will be shut down trying)

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For all or ys, hang in there, Bro!


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As I said the Supercomputer will begin shutting everyone down in June or July of 2020. Well I have an update. I along with a few others have found out they will not shut us down before Labor day. That's the good news. The bad news is we have all seen our last Christmas. So even though its all an illusion take some money and go on that vacation you have always dreamed of. No since in saving your money for Christmas.

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I guess this means I can close my Christmas Club Account at my friendly local bank.

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Might as well. June or July of 2020 and its all over. I am going to miss my illusions of fishing, hunting, camping, biking, boating and eating great food. Plus I am going to miss the illusions of beautiful women. So I am going to make the most of my illusions till June or July.

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Sounds like a plan to me.

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Nesting??

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Is that what this is?

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How are you doing? June & July 2020 are fast approaching. Hope you are making the best of your last months on earth.

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OMG! A BLAST FROM THE PAST! I'm doing fine, thanks. How bout you?

Your comments are ironic considering the situation we find ourselves in.

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I'm doing good. So far the virus has not affected me much because all the things I like to do are allowed. Bike ride, fish, shoot guns, boat and hike.

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Excellent! TV, movies and chat boards for me. And sleeping!

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Good news. The supercomputer is having so much fun with the illusion of this virus it had extened the turn off date till September.

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I'm real but you're not. I invented you, actually.

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Consciousness is a design flaw in the human brain. Your existential questions are just God messing with your mind.

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real

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