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Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Frostbite Falls Daily Rant
« Last post by RE on September 19, 2018, 04:16:20 PM »
Of all the people to wonder.

Az, you just got a new drivers license.  Just call the State Patrol next time you can't find it.  Have them punch up the layout of your place on their front seat computer and the blinkie red dot will be where your wallet is.  That won't work with your phone of course.  To find that you will have to ask someone in person.  Where is your closest fusion center?  Better to ask Homeland Security about your phone.  They will know where it is.

Shhhheeeesh, our expert on all things conspiratorial and alien can't find his wallet.  We are DOOMED!

Update:

I'm even affected, I don't even know who lost their wallet.  I guess the truth is we are geezers who figured out the world is a mad mad place and the equations which operate the place will not and are not going to balance.  An observation which should be obvious to anyone with a decent brain who has been here long enough.  We probably all share a gene where we reach a certain age and a part of the brain that always quashes sense and logic to suck up to authority suddenly goes, no more of this you are old enough now.  You don't have to follow the herd because you are old enough to lead now.


I don't carry a wallet.
I use a money clip with a St. Gaudin's  soldered to the clip.

I do need a new drivers license, toooo many times thru the spin cycle.

I'm usually down there, MVD, every couple of months anyway. Drop a car off active status & using another.
As a matter of fact I'm swappin' cars at the end of the month.
I'm going to drive junior's A6 Avant until he gets back from Kuwait in Feb. '19.
I'm putting the old girl in rehab. Da' bus needs a break. Ran her all summer so now that the weather is chamber of commerce
gorgeous again, it's time to get busy.

As for the original question. Re-pop DL's around here are 12 bucks.
They used to be good for 25 years, until I reached old fart status. Now I think it's 5 ?

If I didn't have a wallet, I would DEFINITELY lose my D/L.  I would also have a jumble of bank cards.  I can't imagine functioning without a wallet.

Here in AK, they are good only for 5 years before you have to renew.  Cost is $25.  If you lose it, it also costs $25.  I lost my last one once, although it turned up later (after I got a new one) at 3 Bears.

The main issue though in replacing or renewing is the waiting time before your new one comes.  Nowadays they send your picture to the FBI to run through their facial recognition database, so you don't get it right away at the DMV.  It gets sent to you in the mail, and I am notoriously bad with going through my snail mail.

You also have an even longer wait for your Passport, 4-6 weeks normal processing time.  You can pay extra to have it expedited, but it almost doubles the price.  Passport lasts 10 years though.  I have less opportunity to lose my passport since I use it so rarely.  It just sits in a drawer most of the time.  I have never lost a passport.  I have had one continuously since the age of 5 when we took off for Brazil.

RE
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Almost every aspect of the global economic downturn, which started ostensibly in 2007-2008 and is still ongoing to this day, can be traced back to the actions and policies of central banks. The Federal Reserve, for example, used artificially low interest rates and easy money to create a supposedly no-risk loan environment. This translated into a vast amount of toxic mortgage debt along with a web of derivatives (Mortgage Backed Securities) attached to that debt.

The Fed ignored all the signs and all the alternative analyst warnings. Agencies like S&P backed the Fed narrative that all was well as they gave AAA ratings to endless toxic market products. The mainstream media backed the Fed by attacking anyone that argued the notion that the U.S. economy was unstable and ready to falter. In that era of economics, the truth was effectively hidden from the public by the system through relatively standard means. Today, things have changed slightly.



https://www.activistpost.com/2018/09/how-the-trade-war-helps-hide-central-bank-sabotage-of-the-economy.html
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History / Re: 🌍 How did Stalin become a monster? Gute frage!
« Last post by K-Dog on September 19, 2018, 10:54:57 AM »
Quote
My point on our assholes vs Stalin is just that (supposedly) we have a constitution and a bill of rights that were meant to protect us from assholes, and it worked well for a long time, including taking down Nixon.

The years leading up to Stalin's takeover had not been peaceful and dissent had been crushed with an iron hand because the country was in an ongoing state of civil war with White Russians counter-revolutionaries.  Famine stalked the land.  The machinery of a terror state had been put in place and Stalin seized it.  Do we have the machinery of a terror state in place?  Yes we do.  Is Trump smart enough to seize it?



Lets hope not.  But somebody will.  It is only a matter of time and the republic falls.
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History / Re: 🌍 How did Stalin become a monster? Gute frage!
« Last post by K-Dog on September 19, 2018, 10:41:24 AM »
My point on our assholes vs Stalin is just that (supposedly) we have a constitution and a bill of rights that were meant to protect us from assholes, and it worked well for a long time, including taking down Nixon.

We have (or rather had) checks and balances provided by having 3 branches of government.

Now, we're seeing a guy not that different than Stalin (Trump) managing to put all that to the test, and the independent judiciary doesn't look very independent, and the legislative branch is bought an sold like a commodity, and locked up solid with partisan bickering.

It's our institutions and traditions that have heretofore given us some small degree of protection against the Reagans and Nixons and Trumps, and PREVENTED them from ruling like divine right kings and presidents-for-life.

The Soviets never got any real protective institutions in place before Stalin took power.

And the other thing we had going for us (although it was never near perfect) was enough freedom of the press for really glaring misconduct to become public knowledge, so that people could get mad enough to get off their asses and DO something.

We're seeing all these things being eroded now, while most citizens are about as informed about what's really going on as the average moron.

Yes, history leading up to Stalin's power grab is unknown in America and even more so in Russia.  Considering the vast majority of people have been fed a false history or are simply totally ignorant of history puts people who even know pre-Stalin history and who Trotsky was in a minority which will in time fade away.  Bleached to nothing by the momentum of common belief.  Stalin was able to pull off being the Hero of the Great Patriotic War.  That he murdered the Heros of the October Revolution, all of them, will be forgotten if his attempt to rewrite history succeeds.  That it has not is not certain.  If Russian is the language of the world in fifty years Stalin will have succeeded in doing his,



job on history.
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History / Re: 🌍 How did Stalin become a monster? Gute frage!
« Last post by K-Dog on September 19, 2018, 10:21:17 AM »
Here's a good one for you.

We are having an Election for POTUS, Nixon vs Stalin.  Who do you vote for?

RE

Tricky Dick, no competition.  Stalin's Retirement Plan would was to have people disappeared.



This guy TOTALLY deserved it though, he was the terror of the secret police for a few years I believe.  Somebody obsessive could write more about who he is.  It would be welcomed. 

T. Dick would have you at least going to bingo and a baseball game here and there while your star winks out.  Hell, T.D. was born Quaker which means he could only get so twisted, I think.  Twisted within limits, Stalin however was a man without limits who could justify everything he did with common JSP rationalizations and common cognitive deception.  There was no end to how twisted Stalin could be.  No limits, the Nietzsche nightmare anti-Übermensch.  An average man with too much talent and power.
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History / Re: 🌍 How did Stalin become a monster? Gute frage!
« Last post by Eddie on September 19, 2018, 10:20:44 AM »
My point on our assholes vs Stalin is just that (supposedly) we have a constitution and a bill of rights that were meant to protect us from assholes, and it worked well for a long time, including taking down Nixon.

We have (or rather had) checks and balances provided by having 3 branches of government.

Now, we're seeing a guy not that different than Stalin (Trump) managing to put all that to the test, and the independent judiciary doesn't look very independent, and the legislative branch is bought an sold like a commodity, and locked up solid with partisan bickering.

It's our institutions and traditions that have heretofore given us some small degree of protection against the Reagans and Nixons and Trumps, and PREVENTED them from ruling like divine right kings and presidents-for-life.

The Soviets never got any real protective institutions in place before Stalin took power.

And the other thing we had going for us (although it was never near perfect) was enough freedom of the press for really glaring misconduct to become public knowledge, so that people could get mad enough to get off their asses and DO something.

We're seeing all these things being eroded now, while most citizens are about as informed about what's really going on as the average moron.

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Science, Inventions & Techology / Re: 🌕 Billionaires to the MOON, Alice!
« Last post by azozeo on September 19, 2018, 10:15:05 AM »
I'm not buying into anymore of this antiquated bottle rocket nonsense.

Where we are headed, we won't need no stinkin' bottle rockets.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uQEca7mh-IY&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/uQEca7mh-IY&fs=1</a>
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Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Frostbite Falls Daily Rant
« Last post by azozeo on September 19, 2018, 10:07:52 AM »
Of all the people to wonder.

Az, you just got a new drivers license.  Just call the State Patrol next time you can't find it.  Have them punch up the layout of your place on their front seat computer and the blinkie red dot will be where your wallet is.  That won't work with your phone of course.  To find that you will have to ask someone in person.  Where is your closest fusion center?  Better to ask Homeland Security about your phone.  They will know where it is.

Shhhheeeesh, our expert on all things conspiratorial and alien can't find his wallet.  We are DOOMED!

Update:

I'm even affected, I don't even know who lost their wallet.  I guess the truth is we are geezers who figured out the world is a mad mad place and the equations which operate the place will not and are not going to balance.  An observation which should be obvious to anyone with a decent brain who has been here long enough.  We probably all share a gene where we reach a certain age and a part of the brain that always quashes sense and logic to suck up to authority suddenly goes, no more of this you are old enough now.  You don't have to follow the herd because you are old enough to lead now.


I don't carry a wallet.
I use a money clip with a St. Gaudin's  soldered to the clip.

I do need a new drivers license, toooo many times thru the spin cycle.

I'm usually down there, MVD, every couple of months anyway. Drop a car off active status & using another.
As a matter of fact I'm swappin' cars at the end of the month.
I'm going to drive junior's A6 Avant until he gets back from Kuwait in Feb. '19.
I'm putting the old girl in rehab. Da' bus needs a break. Ran her all summer so now that the weather is chamber of commerce
gorgeous again, it's time to get busy.

As for the original question. Re-pop DL's around here are 12 bucks.
They used to be good for 25 years, until I reached old fart status. Now I think it's 5 ?
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Science, Inventions & Techology / Big Wireless isn’t willing to take no for an answer.
« Last post by azozeo on September 19, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »


Take Back Your Power
Originally posted on ActivistPost here. Reposted with permission.

According to pro-industry publication, Smart Cities Dive:

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) said in a statement that it would sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) if the commission does not change a proposed policy that would preempt local control in a bid to streamline installation of 5G wireless infrastructure.
    The National Association of Counties is also opposing the proposal, telling POLITICO it would “effectively prevent local governments from properly examining the impact that construction, modification or installation of broadcasting facilities may have on public health, safety and welfare of the local community.”
    The proposal from FCC commissioner Brendan Carr would bar municipal laws prohibiting deployment of 5G small cells and would set deadlines for municipalities to approve or disapprove applications to install small cells or build new poles. The plan is set for a vote on Sept. 26.


https://www.activistpost.com/2018/09/us-conference-of-mayors-sue-fcc-eliminate-local-control-over-5g-small-cell-tower-infrastructure-installation.html
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History / Re: 🌍 How did Stalin become a monster? Gute frage!
« Last post by RE on September 19, 2018, 09:46:02 AM »
Here's a good one for you.

We are having an Election for POTUS, Nixon vs Stalin.  Who do you vote for?

RE
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