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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Gold & Silver News
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 09:23:07 AM »
Gold getting hammered even more now.
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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Gold & Silver News
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 08:39:55 AM »
Gold got hit again early this morning. The Masters of the Universe don't want the dollar to fall much faster. It's hard to keep a lid on gold price when NKorea is threatening a massive first strike. That kind of rhetoric just naturally moves gold up and the USD down. For the first time in a long time, dollar safe-haven buying seems to be easing off, too.  I don't expect any tectonic shifts, but we might see the first cracks in the facade of USD hegemony, sometime soon.

They couldn't smash gold hard enough during daylight hours to drive it down last week, so they resorted to a major short, looks like, during the overnight last night. The Masters of the Universe are shorting the hell out of gold to keep the USD from going into freefall around the war stories, imho. The dollar is still falling.
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A man has to have a purpose. This much I believe very strongly.

For one thing, a man with no purpose can't maintain a marriage or a long term partnership. Lacking it, eventually he will self-sabotage himself and do something to make his partner reject him. It's a huge reason for failed relationships, something that isn't well understood by most people. A woman needs a man who has a purpose. She will lose respect for her man if he doesn't have  a purpose.

FWIW, I think you are completely on purpose. Don't doubt yourself.
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What could be more important for a healthy psychology than a sense of purpose?  Without purpose what type of a life can be lived?  Purpose is not something that you can fool yourself into either.  I'm not referring to the purpose of family life.  If you are married, your purpose can be to be a good spouse, and if you have kids, your purpose can be to be a good parent to your children.  Those things are purpose with a lower case "p."  They are important, but we all have our own unique purpose for being here.  Or do we?

That statement is one of belief.  I want to believe that there is a purpose for me and everybody else on Earth.  To believe otherwise seems to be the germination of Nihilism.  If there is no purpose to my life than there is no purpose to anything else. 

The things that I am advocating for in my life are important.  Specifically I'm referring to Bamboo and Permaculture.  For me the two go hand in hand.  Both are fringe topics.  Permaculture comes from the margins of society.  My favorite principle is the 11th one: use edges and value the marginal.  Permaculture itself is marginal in our society, and within that margin, on the margin of Permaculture, bamboo is there.  Even in the Permaculture community bamboo is seen mostly as just another invasive.  It's the most useful plant to our species that grows on this planet.  How is it that it is such a hatted plant?  I believe this hatred goes directly to the root of our anti-cultures dysfunction.  That dysfunction begins with privacy fences on property lines.  Property lines being the main dysfunction (closely tied up with money of course).  Bamboo does not respect property lines.  It goes right under fences, and with enough time will cross a road bed.  It's also the most useful plant to our species!  Yet in our anti-culture it is the most hated!  Why!!!  Are we ultimately an anti-culture composed of sadist and masochist? 

Then there is Permaculture itself.  It's antithetical to the conventional suburban landscape of monocultured grass and shrubbery, just as bamboo is. 

My purpose is to advance bamboo and Permaculture into our anti-culture in an effort to do what needs to be done for a life of lower per capita energy.  Because we will eventually get that life, if they don't blow us all up with the "mother of all bombs" first.  Yet, holding that purpose I go forth with small engines to make money managing the typical suburban landscape.  The "greatest misallocation of wealth in the history of the world." 

I'm all the time fighting to advance the usefulness of bamboo and permaculture all while pouring gasoline into my hemi and mower and plethora of other small engines.  I burn gasoline everyday to make money.  We all do this in the working first world.  We have to.  I have no choice.  But why?  You never end up with enough money either.  Everybody works because they need money, and we all come up short and use credit.  Extend and pretend goes all the way to the lowest level of poverty that's just above mailbox money.  Many times in the recent past I have said "what's the fucking point in working so hard?"  My efforts are met by more financial obligations, and there is never enough money no matter how much I make.  Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up and just being a shitbag in line for some mailbox money. 

I'm told that what I am doing is of the utmost importance.  "The world needs you," my mentor says.  The world needs me because of my unique understanding and knowledge on bamboo.  Apparently the world is hungry for bamboo experts.  It's a similar story with permaculture.  The world needs me for that as well...to advance that sanity.  This must be a tired old story that has always been throughout all of the ages.  That which is most important gets pushed to the margins, and hated...or at the very least ignored.  Money is repelled by importance.  The more important something is the less money is available for it. 

I'm struck lately by how this works.  What I'm doing is so important and yet I have to spend the majority of my time worried about acquiring money.  It seems to me that if what I'm doing is so important then I should not be worried about money.  If it's so important then where is all of the money that should be helping to advance these causes?  It makes my life feel like a delusion. 

I have been struggling lately to maintain a belief in purpose.  My destiny is bamboo, and I'm starting to wonder if that's a good thing?  My destiny is hated by the majority of our anti-culture.  Out here on the furthest reaches of the margins, where even the marginal argue my cause...it is lonely.  I've begin developing a hatred for my species and it's ignorance and stupidity.  My vital energy has been declining.  I'm growing tired of the fight. 
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New book argues their ‘sociopathic’ tendencies are to blame for climate change, and that’s just for starters



Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, self-absorbed and lazy, but a new book argues that their parents are actually a bigger danger to society.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/baby-boomers-ruined-america-according-to-this-generation-x-author-2017-03-10?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

Of course they are. Another boomer-blaming screed penned by a thirty-something on the make, and looking for someone to blame for their reduced circumstances. By all means, anything to avert our gaze from the obscene rich and their overweening consumption. And, oh yes, the political power to thwart the popular will and to force ever single meaningul decision in public life to favor priovate hands. Or maybe I've misread the last 80 years?

Paging Jim Fucking Quinn.

I'm having another deju-vu...



Still, Gibney, a venture capitalist, argues there is something inherently different about the boomers from the generations that preceded them and those that followed: a sense of entitlement that comes from growing up in a time of economic prosperity.

A venture capitalist? I'm sure he's added a lot of value to.....what?
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New book argues their ‘sociopathic’ tendencies are to blame for climate change, and that’s just for starters



Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, self-absorbed and lazy, but a new book argues that their parents are actually a bigger danger to society.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/baby-boomers-ruined-america-according-to-this-generation-x-author-2017-03-10?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

Of course they are. Another boomer-blaming screed penned by a thirty-something on the make, and looking for someone to blame for their reduced circumstances. By all means, anything to avert our gaze from the obscene rich and their overweening consumption. And, oh yes, the political power to thwart the popular will and to force ever single meaningul decision in public life to favor priovate hands. Or maybe I've misread the last 80 years?

Paging Jim Fucking Quinn.

I'm having another deju-vu...


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Geopolitics / Re: Damage in the Wake of ‘No Drama Obama’
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 07:03:38 AM »
I don't know which is more pathetic, the attempt to keep blaming Obama (and Hillary Clinton) for everything wrong in the world, or the obvious attempts by a lot of liberal media outlets to make the ex-Prez look like Mr. Cool, and paint him as some kind of great President, which he was not.

Neither narrative is correct, but such things are not important, just how many times the story is repeated.
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Geopolitics / Re: Damage in the Wake of ‘No Drama Obama’
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 06:52:58 AM »

Spineless leadership, fake red lines, and pompous arrogance all have one thing in common: Barack Obama. If only Obama had pursued a career in Hollywood rather than Washington, he’d still have his feckless followers, but the world would be safer.

FFS. Really?

You have President* Stoopid in the White House and it's all still Obama's fault? Jesus Christ, what are these retards huffing?
No health care plan. No "repeal and replace." No wall. No budget. One stolen SCOTUS pick.

From Jim Acosta: WH blasting out new email this morning listing first 100 days accomplishments--



It's to laugh. I'm old enough to remember when conservatives and GOPers derided Obama for using executive orders as dictatorial. Yes, I can remember as far back as eight years ago.



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Marathon Man Newz / Re: hello to all
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 06:37:23 AM »
Again, my spideysenses are tingling......

Nigerians lurking about...

Haven't nailed down the country yet, but he appears to be a Hare Krishna.  I'm cutting him some slack to see if he has any interest in Collapse topics.

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The only reason I'm sticking to my guns on this one is when I was in real estate,
I used to do a lot of web marketing on my mines up for sale. Boy did that bring out the Nigerians from the woodwork.
The broken English was spot on similar. We'll see RE. My vegas baby odds are on Nigerians.  :icon_scratch:

Definitely some kind of come-on. Too many posts with no content.
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Erin Moran "Joanie" Happy Days - Dead at 56
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 06:35:19 AM »
Not everyone in Hollywood retires rich and lives on residuals. It's a very nepotistic culture that seems to find unlimited second (and third, and fourth....) chances for some actors, while  outsider kids hired for one role that turns out to be successful often don't seem to leverage that into an adult career.
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