Derek And The Dominos – Layla
Thor’s enabler, or Welcome back to Shop Class.
Mightier than fruit and glass!
Euforquestra ~ Soup
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
The CLASH ‘Train in Vain’ live 1980
Talking Heads – “Road To Nowhere”
I know how that feels.
Come on Jack,,,,your young!,,,and your whole life is ahead of you!,,,Take Charge!!
Get a grip man!! 😆
I wish I was your age!
Well if I do I may turn into a grab everything, gimme moar, screw the gubbermint, fox news fan, man card carrying tea publican cuz they are the ones winning.
grip man ? Aren’t they part of a film crew ?
Anything by David Byrne is cool with me.
Caller!!!!!!!!!!!! are you off from work or stealing time from the man?
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Sneak Peek [HD]
I have not yet watched any of their movies.
I for one am a big fan!
Have read a lot of what Tolkien wrote,,,and not just The Hobbit & LOTR’s
well if my nieces and nephews hear about this they would do what they did when they learned that I had not seen any Harry Potter movies—they had a marathon and made me watch every movie.
Oh and they were dressed in costume. Arrrrrgh!
Jack, that makes me like the guy in ‘I am Legend’ – the only human on the planet not turned into a zombie by reading and/or seeing ANY of the Harry Potter stories.
(Although I’m not pure – I will cop to reading the first few pages of one of the books that a well-intentioned friend pushed on my long ago. It just didn’t take…)
i normally don’t like elfs and trolls—i get my fair share online.
yeah, there is something odd about a group of 12 bearded dwarves taking a little furry Hobbit off into the dark woods…
Oh Pffff!! 🙂
Present company excepted, of course! 😉
Nice drum line. Just over a month – has it already been nearly a year since the first one?
Wow, I really gotta do something about that Time Throttle invention…
A good early evening to ya RF!
I know,,,time is just flitting on by us….
Greetings, Major. We’re off to Trivia Night for our weekly chance to have the bar-tab paid by the establishment.
Nothing beats having your bar tab paid in full!! 🙂
Since it’s just the two of us, we can stretch it for a couple of weeks as long as we don’t order any food (which is inedible anyway. And Rolling Rock is _cheep_ 😉 )
Cold Rolling Rocks!
A good thing!
A great thing!! 😆
Hi major! – Thank you for your note to me. I can’t find it now – any way to pull up all replies or is it limited? – will take a bit to find everything and explore.
Evening Aquarius!!,,,it’s on the last page..
go to homepage,,,click on previous page to find
on my way out the door,,,but will be back,,,sorry,,,,rushing!! 🙂
Thanks, Major! 🙂
11 places besides “North Colorado” where activists want to secede from their state
The real question is why anyone bothers. As the Post’s Michael Rosenwald reported in September, it’s “virtually impossible” to break away from an existing state. Even after a successful referendum, the state legislature and Congress still have to approve it. And that is, well, not going to happen.
read more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/11/05/11-places-besides-north-colorado-where-activists-want-to-secede-from-their-state/
They have guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they’ll take my gun from my cold dead body—-send in the drones 😯
The baggers out in E. Colorado haven’t a clue about forming a separate state beyond “We don’t want to send our hard-earned money to those Liburul Pot Smoking Denverites!”
Chuckleheads, all of ’em.
Greetings! How is everyone doing on this wonderful day?
Good Evening Neb!!!!
Greetings, Majorwiblit! Thanks for posting that link above about the Pussy Riot. It helped me rant about something that has been on my mind for some time, I posted it below.
Nebular! How goes it my friend?
Greetings, RF! I’m doing great, just getting ready to make some Chinese food. Cold and damp day outside, but I like it. How is the weather where you are? How is your day going?
Pretty good. A little work, a little wrenching on the computer, watching the world go by…
And may it be said of us, both in dark passages and in bright days, in the words of Tennyson that my brothers quoted and loved, and that have special meaning for me now:
“I am a part of all that I have met
To [Tho] much is taken, much abides
That which we are, we are —
One equal temper of heroic hearts
Strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end.
For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.
Excellent Tennyson and Kennedy quotes, Major.
The Outward Bound school uses the last line of that Tennyson poem as their motto.
Altho’ after a long day spent bushwacking with a 50lb pack, we tended to morph it into stuff like, ” To grunt, to strain, to sunburn, and not to hurl”… 😀
Hi RF Dude! – Nice to meet you! – Just landed in this remarkable realm last night. Finally navigated my way through cyberspace and away from the shackles of HP!
I have to get this off my chest. I haven’t made a political comment in quite sometime, mostly because I have been trying to avoid the news, but in response to a comment Majorwiblit posted earlier about that member of the Pussy Riot being sent off to Siberia, I’m compelled to write the following:
Nice choice Snowden! Go to a country that is ass-backwards when it comes to individual rights to set up shop in your global desire to bring transparency to the world. Gain a job in that country and then start bitching about how the U.S. should offer you clemency. Why all of a sudden do you wanna get back into the good graces of the country you sold out? Are you worried that once you’re used up they’ll ship your ass off to Siberia too?
Smooth move, Edward. Sorry but I could care less about the shit you leaked, sorry my man, but if you are going to try to paint the U.S. as having an intrusive security structure, then run off to a country that has a fucking disgraceful past when it comes to their government intruding into the lives of it’s people. I can only say that perhaps some perspective is in order.
Please explain to me Edward how the intrusiveness of the government watching communications and spying on other countries is out of the norm? Also explain to me why the U.S. is different in comparison to the countries you’ve sought asylum in? So your dumb ass seeks asylum in most of the old-guard Soviet Bloc and from there try to call out the U.S. and how it treats its citizens? What a complete tool you’re Eddie.
Bitching about the U.S. spying, which every country does. Why don’t you elaborate on how Russia is the proper place to go global in the desire to show transparency. How many years did the Russians cover up the what happened in the 1930’s in the Ukraine? How about the almost 50 million killed by Comrade Stalin? Oh, I could extend this to every country the Soviets occupied. Also, what about Germany?
Edward Snowden is a petaQ, without honor.
Sorry about the curse words, but It just pisses me off. Brb.
And cursing is fine as long as it isn’ gratuitous. Yours was not.
I try not to do it but sometimes it better captures the feeling. I usually use the Battlestar Galactica substitution “Frakk.” I think I should come up with a substitution of my own instead of giving a nod to BSG. Though, I can’t find the perfect Klingon word to use in its stead, but soon I will.
“There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”
Vlad (The Impaler) Putin…Last lines of his Op-Ed in the NYT’s
What a crock of Sh*t..He rules his country with an iron fist,,,and his people
have long suffered for it,,fk’ em!
It is amazing to read some of the stuff they were saying at the time of their oppression. To be a citizen and offer transparency under their regime would have been rewarded with at least a ten year sentence in a mine, if not death, which ultimately was the fate of many.
Hi Neb! – No apology needed. Have not seen this so well said – too many hero worshipers around. – Including my one daughter! Tried to explain, but well twenty-somethings can be obstinate. Interesting as she has a history degree, among other things. We usually agree, but not on this one.
I think there are some positives though about seeing someones deeds in a heroic light, but there needs to be perspective included in the discussion. With Snowden I get the impression that it is obvious that his deeds will be seen as a positive by young people, even older people, but the older people aren’t as naive as the younger ones are. Yes, the U.S. has done questionable things, but as it stands there are no brownshirts patrolling the streets of every neighborhood in the U.S.
I agree that there is police brutality; it happens here, but it doesn’t compare to the type of police state behavior perpetuated by most of the governments he sought asylum from. Though making that comparison doesn’t resolve the serious issue it is when it happens here.
It seems that most off the youth are seeing only the negative things about the U.S. And that there is no move to compare the U.S. to another country. When people talk about the threat of Communism back in the 60’s. The threat was real in the sense that the governments they took over, countries, the things they did to those people were horrible, which is why so many left and sought asylum here. I’m certain that there were more people fleeing communist countries to the U.S. in search of a just system than there were American citizens fleeing to any country in the old Soviet Bloc.
Good point, Neb. I guess if we are going to live in a Watchdog World under the Eye of the State we might as well not travel half-way around the world to do it.
Of course, having said that Edward Snowden decided he would rather be able to go for a walk in the (frozen) park with his handlers than be locked in a Supermax 6×10′ cell for 23 hours a day for the rest of his life.
Seems like he had no choice, once he got off the plane in Moscow and realized there were no flights to Uruguay that wouldn’t be brought down…
I’m not sure I can articulate my position re: surveillance,
but if everyone is spied on, then really no one is. I think it is much more frightening when specific groups of people are singled out; activist groups for example.
I remember at a prior job, we had a system for flagging parts that were behind schedule. Once a job became “hot” it was flagged in the computer and an orange card was attached to it’s work order paperwork, that travelled with the job from department to department. Well, at one point, there were so many jobs with orange cards floating around, that no one knew which “hot” job to work on first. It was counter-productive.
This may be a silly analogy, but I hope you get my point.
Greetings, Termgirl! How are you this evening? How is your Football team doing?
Julio Jones – Gone
Reggie Wayne – Gone
Aaron Rodgers ?????
Hope, you’re having better luck, neb.
See ya later, hopefully.
The injury bug 😦
I’ve been hampered but not as severely as you have been. Hopefully, Julio and Rodgers can get back in time for the playoff push (Though Atlanta may be virtually out of it right now) Do you have a playoff format?
I hope to see you later.
If he was really as altruistic as he proclaims himself to be he would have followed the civil disobedience notion that Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about: (Paraphrase) ‘If you live in an unjust society, perhaps the soundest place to remain to stand against the unjust behavior is to accept being behind bars.’ In that if the cause is noble and just, the example being set to the public in staying locked up would have the added effect of
exposing the unjust behavior.
He prefers to want his freedom, though I don’t blame him for not wanting to be locked up, but to go somewhere that has the track record it has considering its past behavior and then point the finger at the U.S. and say that he doesn’t want to live in a society in which surveillance happens is the height of folly in my opinion.
He damaged his own cause when he let Julian Assange and Wikileaks act as his spokesman. If he would have distanced himself from them at the outset, perhaps the situation would be a lot different, knowing that both Assange and Wikileaks are basically at war with the U.S. really doesn’t help him at all.
Hi Neb, good to see you here today. Nice rant by the way. Take for a moment to consider what you are saying:
“Please explain to me Edward how the intrusiveness of the government watching communications and spying on other countries is out of the norm?”
By your words, I take it that you believe “spying on other countries” is pretty much the norm. But of course, I couldn’t agree with you more. I think all major global players engage in some form of foreign espionage. That being said do you think it possible for Booz Allen Hamilton to have been infiltrated by foreign spies ? Like say, maybe from the former Soviet Union ? Perhaps one of Putin’s comrades was in there and said to Vlad I got all this evidence of massive world wide data collecting being done by these damn Americans. Whaddya wanna do about it ?
Putin says, I’ll tell ya what we’re gonna do. Nuthin’, that’s right, absolutely nuthin’. You’re gonna find some stupid idealist young schmuck and convince him that he should take all this info and absconded with it. So he can inform the American public and become some kinda glorious super-hero whistle-blower. We’ll make him think he’s going to some sunny beach in Portugal but we’ll make sure he lands here, heh heh heh. Poor dumb bastard.
Ask yourself this: what would Putin have to gain ? Only exposure to the world of the NSA spy tactics which he knows is going to enrage the American public and piss off other world leaders like Angela Merkel. So Putin “harbors” the kid for a year. He got the whole world pissed off at the US which most certainly is going to put a big crimp on any current NSA projects due to hyper-vigilance now not only by other countries but within the US itself. And he’s sitting pretty over there smoking his big fat cigar knowing that he got away with humiliating our President with no fingers pointing back to him.
Here is something interesting I found about Booz Allen Hamilton that speaks to what you wrote: “That being said do you think it possible for Booz Allen Hamilton to have been infiltrated by foreign spies ?”
“Carlyle’s acquisition of Booz-Allen’s government business, which held $1.2 billion in Department of Defense contracts last year, raises the question if foreign governments could potentially gain access to sensitive national security information through their stakes in private equity firms.
The stakes are becoming alarmingly high, as the Carlyle Group announced its intention to invest billions in developing U.S. infrastructure such as toll roads, water and sewer systems, bridges, tunnels, highways and airports.”
It is known that there was a concern prior to Snowden’s employment there (That link is from 2008.)
As to Putin’s motives: I’m not certain what he is up to, but I cannot begin to favor the arguments coming from his side because as you mention having Snowden and that information there is a boon to him in the means of propaganda, messaging. It certainly paints the U.S. rightfully so as being overbearing in its security, but the trade-off must then be what is the U.S. doing to its own citizens with that information? That is a valid question. I’m no fan of knowing that some building can store mostly everything I’ve written on the internet in the last 10 years. But the difference is that the U.S. government is not using that information to persecute people, though it may happen in some cases which I cannot say doesn’t happen, because after all those that collect that information have their own agenda to follow. But in general the people are willing in most cases to freely put that information out there, but having said that there shouldn’t be a data collection center. Or, in other words, knowing how vast the NSA is with their ability to scour for all types of information, consider the voter registration systems already in place by both parties. Obama’s catalog, I’m certain has a lot of bits of information that if people were to know about in full detail, that it may alarm them. No doubt Hillary and Joe Biden will be fighting over getting that information for the next election.
Hey, Carlye bought our water company.
From what I have read about them they seem to be a shady group that has ties to things that in some cases may actually be working against our interests.
I believe the Carlye Group has long been associated with “Illuminati” type activities.
With the recent airport shooting, and the teen mentioning something about the “NWO,” I’m certain that it is a hot-word now and that I wrote it is being noted down somewhere.
Yeah, you and me both.
Yeah, the city is trying to buy the water company back. We live in one of the biggest cities in the nation that doesn’t actually own its own water.
Hopefully you can get it back.
Pfft .. $15 million starting price…
Darn. That is a hefty starting price.
Neb, my point was that I think people give Snowden too much credit for what he did. (Wasn’t he a high-school drop out ?) I think he was a terribly naive tool that was easily manipulated into doing what he did. Of course they made him THINK it was his idea.
On that note: I completely agree. Though he may have been a drop-out, his understanding of computers in some ways can explain how he got the job to begin with, since computers and most technology is manipulated easier and understood better by younger people.
They do give him too much credit, but it plays to the civil liberties aspect and the youth in this country are more informed I would say about that now than they have been in the past, generally everyone is better informed about that angle.
My major grievance comes from Julian Assange and Wikileaks, whom I feel Snowden was a political tool for throughout this whole situation. But then again technology is the key thing now for the youth; they have been born into the way things are now, not knowing really how different it was in the past. They see in Manning and Snowden Cyber heroes fighting for everyone’s freedom when it comes to technology. To some extent they are, but they are unfairly painting the U.S. in some cases, because the actions of Government isn’t nor has it ever been a pretty and strictly honest profession. No one is obligated to trust fully the government. The men who wrote the Constitution weren’t, but try explaining something like this to a crowd that knows how to manipulate computers to the extent of cheating at online video games, spending the majority of their time playing mine-craft or some other soul-sucking game. I will say that to an extent most of the young are already desensitized to violence, but they don’t understand that the violence in of itself in most cases happens when a group mentality over powers the individual.
Recently I was thinking about that: individuality. Yes, we have a great freedom now with that, everyone can express themselves, but then you see how political debates are fought and a majority of people have their own opinion, only certain opinions are considered valid and legitimate, in most cases simply because it follows a tract to winning a mini-debate about some issues.
What you say ? “computers and most technology is manipulated easier and understood better by younger people” What, what, what ???
Let’s back that techno train up for just a second here.
I don’t think some kid today by virtue of being able to cheat at online video games gives them any special leg-up when it comes to computer technology.
That is a good point. I was just showing a small example of their ability to understand how it works better than most of the older people in the country. I see it as an educational gap between the youth and the older generation, they are introduced it at an earlier age and become more comfortable understanding how it works than older people and since it is always changing they can embrace the change a lot easier.
I myself would most assuredly be considered “an old fart”. However, I AM a huge software geek. My colleagues write and sell gaming software on the side for a hobby. (It’s either that or they watch Netflix in the evening with the kids.) Personally I have absolutely no interest in gaming.
Gaming is really something parents should take a closer look at now because of how much larger the gaming world is. Youtube has videos of people playing a video game and talking while they are playing them and so many young people check those things out, and if you watch a couple of them you will hear the most foul language and stupid behavior by the people making them, sort of like Adult Swim. I think it is cheap to hide vulgarity in a cartoon. I could go on for hours about this, this really gets on my nerves because it is something my nephew and a few of my friends kids are all about now.
Food…..be back later!!
Per press freedom in Russia:
Enough of that though. Time to move on to more important issues facing us.
Important news: http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/11/03/star-trek-online-dev-blog-on-building-the-perfect-worf/
The perfect Worf!!
Greetings, Mr. Island!
Pope Francis’ latest surprise: a survey on the modern family
Hows it goin’, poet warrior?
It is going wonderful! How are things on your end of the line?
Pleasant past two days, but a few chores ahead for my workweek. Happy to see ya.
It is always a treat to see you and your many wonderful AVI’s! Have you seen any good movies lately?
No, but Berkeley is a freaky holodeck program all its own.
I’ve read a few things about that. I can see it actually being used in homes, like changing a wall into scenery.
Yeah, well Putin’s afraid of Pussy Riot so, in my book he’s a weenie.
Good evening, Caller. Was just reading your Pope link.
It’s an interesting development for the Church.
The Klingon Empire will step in if something like what has happened to that girl happens to a Suicide Girl. Perhaps Rura Penthe needs to be closed for good?
It is sad how nothing seems to have changed in Russia over all these years. With these political punishment prisons. Seems so 20th century.
What is interesting about it is if they are a country that is really trying to change, I find it ironic perhaps disturbing that they would go all-out to make a political expression in a church, which started this whole situation, when for years the country saw the church as a major enemy because it didn’t bow to the commands of the state, thus they practically outlawed all expressions of religion.
Happy Thanksgiving! Do not adjust your set … this was actually real. https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1459745_545696608855322_395746084_n.jpg
How to put turkey in the smoker.
I think it would be a neat project to find as many ads from pharmaceutical companies that have created drugs that harmed people. Just as tobacco was in the 50’s / 60’s as illustrated in the link you posted. Eventually tobacco will be phased out (Though that will take still a long time) but just as they have been advertised as non harmful, imagine a list of the drugs and other devices green-lighted over the years.
I do too Neb, seeing as how I have two sisters that have built careers around working for Big-Pharma.
My brother and I are in no way trusting of Big Pharma but we dare not say anything to our siblings.
Somethings you have to keep close to the vest.
Oh, you mean like ACCUTANE? Don’t get me going on @#$%ing ACCUTANE! It’s a damn outrage what happened with that. I’m part of the class-action billion-dollar lawsuit.
That stuff I’m certain, along with other drugs has had some influence on outbursts of mass violence by those taking it. I’m not certain, but I think every recent shooting done by a youth involves a prescription drug in their life.
ACCUTANE was giving kids Crohn’s and making them depressed and the FDA and the drug companies knew it, but it worked so well to clear up skin problems, they looked the other way.
Misi Nggak Mungkin ~ Mission Impossible Theme
I like the percussion.
Gamelan is a kick.
I like the U2 version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pO2vLRrMWc
Amon Tobin & Kid Koala ~ Untitled
Jem ~ Save Me
Fever Ray ~ Mercy Street
For informational purposes:
American Exceptionalism, removing the “American,” leaving us only Exceptionalism, finally Exceptional.
The United States is indeed “Exceptional,” this cannot be argued. We are exceptional in our form of government, our rule of law, our social conditions, and our institutions are unique, they are not the same as the institutions of the governments in Europe.
The term “American Exceptionalism,” was coined by none other than Comrade Stalin
So, please stick to the definition of “Exceptional” instead of “American Exceptionalism.”
I say this because the term “American Exceptionalism” is being floated around mostly by the crowd who introduced the counter-argument to Stalin: The John Birch Society, per the Historian Max Lerner in his book “America: As a Civilization.” The usage of the term is simply a Republican ‘bear-baiting’ strategy, in other words to drive home their belief that Obama is a Marxist.
The term is a non-starter for debate because the term itself is loaded.
Good points, Nebdem. Hadn’t really thought about the origins of this.
I’ll find the book and quote what Lerner said about it.
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