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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    If USA would give the Fed the heave-ho and execute all its officers, then return to minted gold currency, the dollar would remain supreme indefinitely. That, of course, will not happen
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    As I am oft to quip, words are important. Remove effective language skills and you are left with what are effectively brooding Moorlocks. Behold, the Land of the Moorlock.
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    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    PS: This is barking insanity.
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    More like "Big Titty".
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Gee, NYC... who would have thought... Some humans.
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Yet another anecdotal notch indicating a further nudge toward eventual civil war or similar bloodshed. These people are megalomaniacal ignorants who, if they actually manage to get something enacted (which probably won't happen), they will place in direct jeopardy the lives of millions of Americans. This would be a cataclysmic cluster copulation. But make no mistake, those folks are plenty insane enough to keep doubling down on their foist no matter how many people were damaged or destroyed by it. It is what they do.
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    This is a somewhat silly, yet endearing film. Why endearing? Because of the decency and level of intelligence and the manners in which the characters comport themselves. I remember when people were commonly as portrayed and it saddens me terribly that such people are now as rare as lips on chickens. I grew up with people like this and they are all gone and I miss them terribly. I consider myself to have failed significantly in my efforts to emulate their goodness and grace and intellect, and yet I stand head and shoulders above today's meaner, most especially so-called "millennials" and younger. That we have been beaten down into a race of cretinous brutes is about the saddest thing I can imagine. Thousands of years of cultivation lost in a mere two generations. The other thing I like about it is that it's about the love of two people for one another, which is about the most beautiful thing of which I can conceive. Enjoy it, I think it is worth the watching. Hey, Cary Grant.
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    There are a few problems here. I will address one or two. First issue, and it is a big one: You employ "money" where you should be using "currency". There is literally no such a thing as printed money. Paper, most especially when it is irredeemable, cannot by definition be "money". It is only currency. The two are not the same. All money may be currency, but not all currency is money.
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    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    Inflation is the bit that makes it sustainable. Were there no inflation, naturally it would come crashing down once REAL and ACTUAL money ran out. This bullshit currency, ones and zeros resident on a disk somewhere, is what makes the current system infinitely sustainable in principle. Issue more money, inflate prices. Rinse and repeat. So long as conditions hold sufficiently, one may inflate his way to infinity and beyond with no overly negative impact on economies and so forth. People with savings, of course, will likely take it in the neck in the absence of interest dividends commensurate with inflation. So long as purchasing power remains within some vaguely defined ballpark, the system trudges on, intact. This is what electronic, debt-instrument currency has brought to our lives.
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    MAAAAAAAAAAAAAHM... BILLY'S STROKING HIS EGO AGAIN!!!! WILLIAM RUTHERFORD JOHNSON! What have I told you about that?!! You stop that this instant!! No son of mine is going around with a cane and palms need shavin', dammit.
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    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    IIRC, all female intake are tested.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Why are they shackling pregnant women? Because they can. Can't pass up any opportunity to remind folks who's boss, after all. It's the "you inna heep 'o trouble, boy" mentality. It is the mindset of monsters.
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    11-16-2018, 08:17 PM
    The mind is the most important place. It is the first place, especially in a world as screwed up as it now happens to be. Point taken.
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    11-16-2018, 08:09 PM
    Sounds like a Manchurian candidate.
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    11-16-2018, 08:08 PM
    I understand that. My point was that the players are whining about the tax on something the importance of which is just this side of zero. It appears all they can do it whine about the nasty taxes but will not suck it up like cowboys and deny that den of iniquity its revenue stream by refusing to play. They behave as despicable addicts and on that account I have no sympathy for them. Yeah, the überdouches in Chicago have no authority to do what they have done and to that point players' complaints are valid. But they can do something about it, yet apparently aren't doing it because it would seem their games are more important than the fact that they're being put over the wood. Once again, corruption of the affluent wins out over doing what is right. FAIL.
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    11-16-2018, 07:56 PM
    Doc, you cannot be serious. Until atoms were discovered, are you saying they did not exist? Our failure to discover X, it follows not that X doesn't exist. OK, but I will point out that whatever your point was, you did not make it clearly. Then again, I'm not very bright, so perhaps it's all just me.
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    11-16-2018, 07:32 PM
    I'm so clueless on those fronts, I have no idea who that is. All taxes are immoral. Sadly, in this überscrewed world, it seems that at least some of them are necessary if a people is to defend itself against the predations of other populations. Then again, there's nothing to say that "government" is somehow better at managing national defense. I dunno... this crap all makes my head hurt anymore, and it's been hurting a lot lately, what with my new bad habit of elevated blood pressure. Then there's my other daughter who's decided to move to Barcelona to be near her sister and two niece/nephews.
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    11-16-2018, 02:19 PM
    I am afraid this is a gross non sequitur, similar to: Slow down thar, cowboy... your fingers are getting ahead of your reason. Results MAY be an end... I'd have to think about that more than I wish to at the moment. Theory may be an element of the means, but there's more to it. Action and active defense of one's claims are where the rubber meets the road. Conceptual frameworks are important, but mean nothing without the material capacity and a sufficient bent to put it into effective action.
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    11-16-2018, 02:08 PM
    They're calling those things "ego" now? Land sakes.
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    11-16-2018, 02:05 PM
    Cry me a river. For one thing, who gives a poo about stupid ass video games? Yeah, they can be fun, but so what? There is nothing important in them. Not a whit. So either stop playing if the taxes are so offensive, or STFU and go on like the junkies most of those people are. I see little difference in principle between video addicts and the crack ho' who puts penises of questionable provenance into their mouths for token sums. If you have no self-respect, that's fine. Just don't try to make it the John's fault. Nobody's got a gun to your head. Humans.
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    11-16-2018, 06:43 AM
    OK, I've started and immediately came to the old Sam Adams quote: I'm on page one and it may take me 41.3 years to finish, as I read slowly, but I thought I would point out for the sake of conversation and perhaps some clarity that an equally true version of that quote could go like this: The latter is precisely what Theye and their useful idiots have been doing. Lately, BLM and Antifa come to mind, along with the rest of the "leftist" progressive weaklings who have been praying to the god of tyranny their entire lives. They may be despicable for their cowardice, ignorance, and blind avarice, but we must give credit even unto such creatures when they show virtue, however little and misapplied it may be: they get out there and ACT. They act abhorrently, but they act, which is a whole lot more than most of the rest of us do. And that is why they stand a good chance of leading those for whom they serve as useful idiots to eventual victory over the vast remainder. It's a sad thought, but there you have it. Those who would lord over you are winning in a big way as the rest of us sit idly, moaning about it while doing nothing of substance to stop it.
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    11-16-2018, 06:26 AM
    /thread and repworthily so. Humans.
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    11-15-2018, 12:35 PM
    Well well... another Hungarian ushering humanity yet one more step toward the abyss. How surprising. Teller and Szilard brought us the hydrogen bomb... Bolyai, non-euclidean geometry... Now this. I'd laugh at the irony that the things we thought would save us, actually accounted for our extinction. It'd serve us right I suppose. Humans.
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    11-15-2018, 12:30 PM
    Well lessee... I've been contemplating my death virtually every day since I was about 14 or 15. I do so a lot more than 5x daily. Guess what! It doesn't help in the least.
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    11-15-2018, 12:24 PM
    I've been under lots of stress for a very long time. Decades. My so-called "career" was filled with it. Try being buck-stops-here responsible for $500 million of someone else's money and you will come to know what soft stress is all about. Lately, the stresses of having zero market value have made themselves felt, particularly in the context of feeling pretty guilty even eating the food my good wife's diligent and tiring labor provide me. People tell me to relax. Uh huh. Step into my shoes and then tell me. On top of it all, I've been modifying the house. As some of you know, between 2012 and 2015 I excavated under half of the structure and put in a basement. Since two years ago, I began excavating behind the house for the sake of a kitchen for the boss, who loves cooking and baking, and a greenhouse by which to keep ourselves in fresh produce year-round. After two years spent removing about 800 yards of evil WV red shale clay by hand with nothing more than a shovel, wheelbarrow, my as yet strong back, and a determination that sprang from a place I cannot name, I was ready to pour the 1500 square-foot floor. Stress is high, mind you, as I worry that I will not be able to find anyone who will actually show up as promised to do the work of pouring and finishing.
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    11-15-2018, 11:55 AM
    We have apples, cherries, walnuts, apricots, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, jostaberries, and miscellaneous others. We have one fruit-bearing pear. The rest are years off as pear do not bear fruit until the are about 18 years old. Most of the rest are also maturing, some of them having had setbacks due to the escape of the goats who subsequently made a beeline for the orchard and raped the pants off some of the stock. That aside, we are in decent shape.
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Global War On Terrorism: Are We Winning?

by osan on 03-25-2017 at 07:19 AM
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Short answer: If you are still fighting it you are losing it.
After 26 years, I'd have to agree.
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by osan on 01-02-2017 at 08:51 AM
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"castle doctrine," which permits homeowners to use deadly force against intruders. The revised law will allow invited guests, such as babysitters, to use lethal force.
I find it amazing to consider just how hopelessly corrupt a land we are, and have been for so very long a time when I read things like this. To think not only that some people would dare usurp the authority to remove those which are the most obvious prerogatives of free men, but also that we as a people would

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Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
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The number of people out there who are putting their asses on the line is vanishingly small. My statistical assessment therefore stands. To wit...

The fact is this: we failed from the earliest days.

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And it has its problems. It is a partial answer at best.


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