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Diner TV / DD Juke Box V2.0: Aldo Nova - Fantasy
« on: November 22, 2015, 10:48:48 AM »
One hit wonder -

Aldo Nova - Fantasy
 
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Geopolitics / Re: There Are No Safe Spaces
« on: November 22, 2015, 05:26:26 AM »
Well said GO. RE is a fine writer if your preference is somewhat GONZO.  In my estimation, RE's writing compares to a 40 oz bottle of Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull and JHK's writing compares to a 2010 Duckhorn Merlot.

Thanks JP!  :icon_sunny:

RE

RE prepping to write one his masterpieces:

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Geopolitics / Re: There Are No Safe Spaces
« on: November 21, 2015, 04:33:56 PM »

Have made my point and can understand yours. It's about what we relate to, and how we interpret what we read differently, because we all are different.


Well said GO. RE is a fine writer if your preference is somewhat GONZO.  In my estimation, RE's writing compares to a 40 oz bottle of Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull and JHK's writing compares to a 2010 Duckhorn Merlot. The only reason I did not mention a more expensive wine is there is no subscription fee to read JHK.


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Geopolitics / Re: There Are No Safe Spaces
« on: November 21, 2015, 03:25:30 PM »

Have made my point and can understand yours. It's about what we relate to, and how we interpret what we read differently, because we all are different.


Well said GO. RE is a fine writer if your preference is somewhat GONZO.  In my estimation, RE's writing compares to a 40 oz bottle of Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull and JHK's writing compares to a 2010 Duckhorn Merlot. The only reason I did not mention a more expensive wine is there is no subscription fee to read JHK.
 

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Geopolitics / Re: There Are No Safe Spaces
« on: November 18, 2015, 12:25:20 PM »
JHK has an entertaining style and almost the vocabulary of William F. Buckley Jr., but his content is for shit.  Denninger is a one trick pony capitalista pigman.  These guys are lower on the blogger Totem Pole than Dmitry and Mr. Wizard, and I don't think their stuff is very good.

You have remarkably poor taste GO.

RE

Dude. You might well, and do criticize GO for a number of things- gold fetishism, libertarianism, support for Trump et al. IMO you would be foolish to do so in matters of taste. GO daily demonstrates a discerning eye for the apt photo, as well as a track record for taste and discrimination in matters of art, philately, coins, design, certain poetry and prose.

When he starts preaching too much libertarianism, or too much Austrian economics, or too much reflexive right-wingery, you can join me in breaking a chair over his head. But to criticize him for poor taste for enjoying JHK as a stylist? I'm calling bullshit.

Guess I would since I am the one posting him up most weeks, and I generally (but not always) post up even the articles I don't fully agree with. He certainly has a gift for the apt observation and well-turned phrase.And, like Orlov and JMG, he is taken seriously by thousands of people who, unlike you, think their stuff is worth reading every week.

As I learned in HS Latin, De gustibus non est disputandum or "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes."

Pretty obvious to me that RE is simply jealous of JHK's writing talent. 
   
 

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Geopolitics / Re: The Official Refugee Thread
« on: November 14, 2015, 05:09:08 PM »

And even if you are living through the times and witness the events in question, there is the "Rashomon effect." The classic Kurosawa film about the nature of truth... how the same events can be viewed in completely different ways by different people with different backgrounds, expectations, and experiences. Which we see in spades these days.

Good point and I agree Surly. This also applies to biblical accounts in spades...the “Rashomon effect” basically makes a person's preference of biblical reading material somewhat worthless.

We were taught in catholic schools that Rome collapsed from debauchery. That they ate and drank and screwed themselves into oblivion. We were taught they were using lead vessels to booze out of and that killed many of them off and made them looney.

Imagine entering an orgy on a Friday night and leaving eight or nine years later if you want to know why they went down we were told. :exp-grin: :exp-grin:

Talk about the "Rashomon Effect"   ::)

What a way to collapse though, sure beats resource scarcity.  :laugh: :laugh: ;D

Eating, drinking and fornicating sounds like a very comfortable and enjoyable way to enter collapse.  What is that saying - "If it seems too good to be true, it…".  I suppose we’re both more concerned with the present collapse in comparison to thinking about how it was then.  I know you care so much for your children and grandkids.   :icon_sunny:
 
 

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Geopolitics / Re: The Official Refugee Thread
« on: November 13, 2015, 02:44:23 PM »

And even if you are living through the times and witness the events in question, there is the "Rashomon effect." The classic Kurosawa film about the nature of truth... how the same events can be viewed in completely different ways by different people with different backgrounds, expectations, and experiences. Which we see in spades these days.

Good point and I agree Surly. This also applies to biblical accounts in spades...the “Rashomon effect” basically makes a person's preference of biblical reading material somewhat worthless.
 
 

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Energy / Re: Oil Price Crash: Who Cooda Node?
« on: November 07, 2015, 03:08:24 PM »
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Crude-Sinks-As-Jobs-Report-Propels-Dollar-Even-Higher.html

Crude Sinks As Jobs Report Propels Dollar Even Higher


We have reached a point where one cannot accept one word from the government as being true.

This is the industry that was doing all the hiring and paying well.

We have Diner Roamer as an example of this total bull shit. A disgrace. A dumbed down populace, and a lying government, what a combo.

When 2 and 2 = 4 again, it's going to be a real horror show. The country of  fiat paper castles and make believe economic numbers, and political leaders in a two party system that make upright citizens PUKE.  :-\

Yep. I fully expect the attorney general of New York to get the "caught with a call girl" treatment now that he wants to investigate the ExxonMobil decision to fund a climate change denial disinformation campaign despite having hard scientific knowledge that fossil fuels must remain in the ground in order to avoid a global warming catastrophe.  :evil4:

ExxonMobil will eventually go down by the weight of their own buy em' or bop em' track record of pissing people off in addition to the fact that their product never really was competitive with clean energy in the real world of  energy return on investment.

But they will fight to their last fossil fuel government dollar. They are helping destroy everything vital to the biosphere and our place in it. If they aren't evil incarnate, I don't know what is.

Indeed. To use a wine tasting metaphor, after "swishing around" GO's comment in my brain a while - I fully believe he is correct with his assessment. I think Roamer is a great guy and I am glad he is currently involved in solar energy - I think? 
 



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Podcasts / Re: Riffing Collapse Newz 2
« on: November 06, 2015, 03:23:23 PM »
The guacamole and tacos are really good at this local joint I go to...can walk to it if need be.  Have no idea how healthy their food is but local is usually better IMO.

At least Taco Bell is somewhat "honest" -

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 31, 2015, 04:21:23 PM »
Strikes me as being quite IRONIC. I'm glad you noticed this - it made me laugh.   :D

Your sense of irony is as poorly developed as your sense of humor.

RE

"Pursuing a Life" from NBL is not ironic to you? Aren't they pretty much doing the opposite at NBL?  Maybe our definitions of irony are different.

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 31, 2015, 03:09:00 PM »
There has been a lot of excellent points brought up in this thread recently, especially points that explain how our species can actually be resilient against the upcoming challenges that we face. The main issue with Guy McPherson though is the statement that people have been making that links him to possible inaction. This is incorrect as he is trying to persuade people to shy away from the logic that it's all party now and fuck the future, he is encouraging people to live a life of love, be one with nature and to extract as many happy memories as possible, as short as those memories will be.

"Passionately Pursue a Life of Excellence" so the tag line says.

Except that's not what anybody on NBL DOES, unless by Passionately Pursuing a Life of Excellence you mean wallowing in Grief, which I think Guy has now extended to 7 Stages from Kubler-Ross' original 5.

You can't paper over what is clearly a nihilistic philosophy with a tag line.

RE

Strikes me as being quite IRONIC. I'm glad you noticed this - it made me laugh.   :D
 

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:40:24 PM »

Joe P,

Glad to know you are doing a little better and are back pissing in the corners here.
Percocet with a Manhattan chaser generally does it for me. Good luck...  :icon_mrgreen:

Thanks and I catch your drift Surly, I have a vial of hydrocodone that I only tap for special occasions - like a visit to the dentist or periodontist. 



 

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:15:33 PM »
Eddie, thanks and I’ve noticed.  I especially liked this part of your remarks (from the Stead Thread):

On a day like today, my mind is flooded with the memories of family life and a childhood that flew by very quickly, and I’m amazed now to see these two young people grown and fully adult, and ready to undertake one of life’s greatest steps, marriage, and to start  their own narrative as husband and wife.

Well said.  :emthup:

GO, The back is a little better.  As a matter of fact, I just had a Radiofrequency Ablation procedure done this AM. Treatment 2 Of 2. I got some relief from the first (left side) treatment and hopefully I'll get more from this one.  Feeling no pain now cuz they use a heavy duty anesthetic in the injections and they give me a  sedative before it all starts.  Napped a few hours this afternoon.  Then I watched a stupid funny movie - I like Snoop Dog.  Just popped open a bottle of red and washed down a muscle relaxer…should be a nice evening.
 

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 29, 2015, 01:57:37 PM »

Now my Dear Lads, If we are going to quarrel, let's make it over a subject of substance and importance.  Gold for instance. :exp-grin: :exp-laugh:

Keep GO and his divine courtly manners in mind as an example of proper behavior and Diner decorum.

Learn from one of the Diner's Wise Elders.  Courtesy, respect, understanding, constructive instructive criticism presented politely and with a gentle friendly smile. Bury those ego's and remember we are all on the Titanic together.

                                                 
                                           
GO  Mr Wonderful
GO  Mr Wonderful

How about a Fucking compromise, if you won't put the quote up then name who the fuck you are talking to in the first sentence Eddie.

As for you JoeP, kindly make your requests in a more cordial manner in the future, without peppering it with nasty shit like "I don't read your  unreadable posts on account of it dumb dumb addenda."

I'm here, just follow my example. Peace fellow Diners Peace. 
                                                 

You're right GO. I'm good with the compromise you came up with. Eddie, I'm sorry I got bent out of shape over such a small thing.  Believe it or not, I was trying to help.

As for you GO, as of late, your comments have certainly been presented politely and with a gentle friendly smile...BUT I remember a time when you went for the throat...it had something to do with a Hog.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Environment / Re: Guy McPherson
« on: October 28, 2015, 05:18:17 PM »
I respond to particular statements that I feel I have something to say about.

As far as you ignoring my posts, I hadn't noticed. Feel free to continue.

You must have missed my suggestion to simply remove the excess - it's a remarkable way to isolate PARTICULAR STATEMENTS. I guess this is an area that you're just remedial in. Don't worry 'bout the ignoring.  I'll continue ignoring as long as you continue being a remedial poster.

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