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Medicine & Health / Re: 🦠 Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by K-Dog on Today at 12:52:59 PM »

Those testimonials were acquired when you made the effort to write, which you don't anymore. They are dated.

That is a Fake Fact on several levels.  First off, I still do write, just not at such length usually in a single Blog.  I still have a higher Word Count than you per month on the Blog, and here in the Forum as well.

Second, many of those Testimonials come from my Audio Rants on Soundcloud, not from my Blogs.

Lying only reduces your already low credibility on this subject.

RE

Fake fact is exactly what you have to worry about.  People hear what they want to hear.  Humor if not done artfully and with clarity will backfire.  Combine that possibility with the odds of a low common denominator cretin being in any particular audience and it you have a no win situation.
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Medicine & Health / Re: 🦠 Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by RE on Today at 12:30:03 PM »

Those testimonials were acquired when you made the effort to write, which you don't anymore. They are dated.

That is a Fake Fact on several levels.  First off, I still do write, just not at such length usually in a single Blog.  I still have a higher Word Count than you per month on the Blog, and here in the Forum as well.

Second, many of those Testimonials come from my Audio Rants on Soundcloud, not from my Blogs.

Lying only reduces your already low credibility on this subject.

RE
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Medicine & Health / Re: 🦠 Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by K-Dog on Today at 12:27:54 PM »
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They are the last resort of the threatened white man.

Sometimes assholes are just assholes, threatened or not.  And threatened white men don't joke, they get mean.  The danger is when joking stops, which it must always do.

Since the joking always stops it is best to stay away from it altogether.  That is what I have learned.  You don't know who has a thick skin and can tolerate that kind of dark humor and who can't.  With certain kinds of assholes dark humor will flow into hate quickly.

I had a personal epiphany recently.  I had a falling out with someone who would rant about about his 'Mexican' neighbors.  When this person was my friend I dismissed his attitude as joking.  After our falling out revulsion came to me which I had suppressed.  It was absolutely there all along but I had turned it off because I was friendly to this asshole who happens to live in Texas down by Eddie's neck of the woods.

Now that this good old boy can kiss my ass (because he lost his shit, his elevator stopped going to the top floor, he blew off his friends) I see him for what I did not want to see the first time the evidence was put in front of my face.

Live and learn, next time something like this happens I'll be saying goodbye and not making allowances for hurtful bullshit.  Life is too short.  I'll try and not let myself be charmed by friendly manipulation again.
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Medicine & Health / Re: 🦠 Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 12:00:38 PM »

I object, with the defense being that truth is an absolute defense.


It is controvertible.  I have hundreds of Testimonials that controvert it.  The weight of evidence supports my case.  You lose.

On this topic, you also lack a funny bone.

Your opinion also Duly Noted & Filed.



RE

Those testimonials were acquired when you made the effort to write, which you don't anymore. They are dated.
And I am funny AF, especially with a couple pops in me.

But you are correct in this regard: I find nothing funny about casual racism, sexism or other kinds of oppression. They are the last resort of the threatened white man. Call it the prerogative of the overseer: Think of the Irish the owners put in charge of Jamaican slaves, with the promise, "No matter how little we think of you, or how badly we treat you, at least you're not them."

And you'll never be an owner, either.

Since you have no stake in the system, and have demonstrated in the past that you've seen through it, I find it remarkable that you are obtuse on this point. Shit ain't funny. It's lazy, tired and dated.

As I said earlier, check your audience: nobody's laughing.

https://youtu.be/TMUJpec6Bdc?t=64
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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Re: Cult Leader News
« Last post by K-Dog on Today at 11:50:21 AM »
That's why it's never good to foment revolution on the internet.

I have a different view of Kunstler and his politics......but I agree about the honeypot part.

Much of what the Diner regulars view about Kunstler as racist or just generally conservative...has to do with him calling out the liberal side of our American politics...which he once supported...but has now come to realize is deeply flawed....and that the lunatics in liberal policy at the grassroots level are in charge of the asylum these days.

Progressive liberals have been totally screwed for decades and they are not in charge of the asylum at all.  We all understand the concept of 'useful idiot' in the Diner.  The Chris Hedges video gets to this issue in spades.  Who is actually what is a walk down a hall of mirrors.  Things are often not what they seem and deep pockets pay for a lot of theatre. 

The neoliberal class is in charge and they are the good cop side of tyranny.  Nowhere are true 'liberals' in charge of anything.  My point is that taking the point of view you say Kunstler comes from only pisses people off.  And for good reason.  It comes off as pure elitist bullshit and it is dismissive.  As moniker says:

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Kuntsler grew up a block away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art but saw the error of his ways and is now working to bring them down. Huh?

Fair or not that is the way it comes off.

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 "Woke Culture" and legislated pronouns and dishwashers at Harvard being heroes for smashing stained glass windows that offend them. It's a load of Marxist crap.

The people you talk about are not Marxists.  Marxists actually work for a living and don't put down a video game one day and decide they are Marxist.  Being a college professor and just talking shit is also an insufficient qualification IMHO.  Real Marxists are not about screwing people over.
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I don't think any of you have (yet) directly experienced the very real negative consequences of a system that blames all social injustice on blissfully unaware privileged white people.  You're all a bunch of iconoclasts who root for the oppressed. You're also Marxists, by your own proud admission. I'm not.


I am totally aware of what you are talking about.  The people you mention don't stop talking just because there is only one white cracker in the room and I have been in plenty such rooms where I'm the .  What you are talking about is reverse racism and it is no different than walking into a welding store after a black man has left the store to hear white nimrods talking about what the difference between a truckload of tires and a truckload of niggers is.  I have been in those rooms too.

Racism is ugly no matter where it comes from.  And I'll never cross the threshold of an Airgas store again as long as I live.
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To me it's just one more brand of political theater.

I'm not saying that oppression isn't real. I'm saying that a false narrative is being built around the concept of social justice by people with an agenda I don't support and don't particularly like.

To me privilege is like porn.....I might not be able to define it perfectly, but I know it when I see it. There are a lot of privileged people in the world, and many of them aren't white. Privilege is about power and money and who gets to run the show.

You say you know it when you see it but things are not always what they seem.  I don't think you would know a real Marxist if you met one Eddie.  I hope that does not offend you and I am not trying to piss you off but that is the way it is. 

Our common ground is we can likely agree that what we see 'out there' is mostly theatre of some kind or other.

An observation I make is privileged white people get very upset when it comes their way but if you are on the short end of the stick and have to live with it all the time, every day, then you generally find less vitriolic ways to handle the madness.

Or die young.
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Medicine & Health / Re: 🦠 Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by RE on Today at 10:53:45 AM »

I object, with the defense being that truth is an absolute defense.


It is controvertible.  I have hundreds of Testimonials that controvert it.  The weight of evidence supports my case.  You lose.

On this topic, you also lack a funny bone.

Your opinion also Duly Noted & Filed.



RE
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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Urban Permaculture
« Last post by JRM on Today at 10:35:15 AM »
I planted a bunch of (indoor) starts today.

I LOVE seeds. They are so magical and wondrous! 

Most of my seed packages recommend planting without doing the start / indoor routine. So I did what I could. But I have a start!

I've grown oregano before, but from store-bought starts, only. I opened the oregano seed package today and was astonished at how outrageously tiny those seeds were. They were the size of dust mites on the legs of a dust mite. Good thing I didn't sneeze!

My mom said the same when she planted her herb bed. Other than dill, most herb seeds are like grains of sand.

Oregano seeds are actually smaller than grains of sand.  If you crush a grain of sand into a hundred pieces, these pieces would be about the size of an oregano seed.  They are much smaller than freshly ground pepper, table salt... and are closer to the size of a fine dust.

Achoo!

This is getting me wondering now...why are seeds different sizes in the first place? Spinach seeds are about the size of a peppercorn, peas are seeds in of themselves, banana seeds are pretty darn small, cucumber seeds are about the size of a match head, pumpkin seeds are pretty sizeable. I get they're from different plant families and whatnot but I'm trying to think of why a smaller seed works better in a certain scenario or a larger seed works better in a different situation. Maybe smaller seeds grow better in finer soil? Who knows. I'm sure someone out there does but it isn't me.

For me, seeds are pure magic and condensed love-joy, containing sunlight.

And, for me, evolutionary biology will provide a partial answer to your question about why seeds are so diverse in nature. 

And, for me, magic and evolutionary biology are the same kind of magic and radiant wonder.

Everything asks us questions we can never answer completely. That's just how the universe is.  I love it this way!
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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Urban Permaculture
« Last post by Nearingsfault on Today at 10:30:21 AM »
I planted a bunch of (indoor) starts today.

I LOVE seeds. They are so magical and wondrous! 

Most of my seed packages recommend planting without doing the start / indoor routine. So I did what I could. But I have a start!

I've grown oregano before, but from store-bought starts, only. I opened the oregano seed package today and was astonished at how outrageously tiny those seeds were. They were the size of dust mites on the legs of a dust mite. Good thing I didn't sneeze!

My mom said the same when she planted her herb bed. Other than dill, most herb seeds are like grains of sand.

Oregano seeds are actually smaller than grains of sand.  If you crush a grain of sand into a hundred pieces, these pieces would be about the size of an oregano seed.  They are much smaller than freshly ground pepper, table salt... and are closer to the size of a fine dust.

Achoo!

This is getting me wondering now...why are seeds different sizes in the first place? Spinach seeds are about the size of a peppercorn, peas are seeds in of themselves, banana seeds are pretty darn small, cucumber seeds are about the size of a match head, pumpkin seeds are pretty sizeable. I get they're from different plant families and whatnot but I'm trying to think of why a smaller seed works better in a certain scenario or a larger seed works better in a different situation. Maybe smaller seeds grow better in finer soil? Who knows. I'm sure someone out there does but it isn't me.
I would say seed size is a function of how the plant usually distributes its seeds. Some plant seeds are sown on the wind so they make a light airborne seed; onions, letuces,. Most plants want an animal to eat the fruit and have the seed pass through the animal in its waste. Other seeds want to be collected and some of them burried and forgotten Corn, squash, sunflower, nuts...
my two cents...
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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Urban Permaculture
« Last post by Nearingsfault on Today at 10:21:48 AM »
One more thing about potatoes if you want to do the potato barrel with many layers of sets you need to choose seed stock that supports several settings. Typically yukon or kennebec yellow potatoes only set one row of potatoes so would not work on a layered type of potato planting. Usually the white fleshed one are used like russets or idaho...
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The Kitchen Sink / Re: Urban Permaculture
« Last post by Cam on Today at 10:21:07 AM »
I planted a bunch of (indoor) starts today.

I LOVE seeds. They are so magical and wondrous! 

Most of my seed packages recommend planting without doing the start / indoor routine. So I did what I could. But I have a start!

I've grown oregano before, but from store-bought starts, only. I opened the oregano seed package today and was astonished at how outrageously tiny those seeds were. They were the size of dust mites on the legs of a dust mite. Good thing I didn't sneeze!

My mom said the same when she planted her herb bed. Other than dill, most herb seeds are like grains of sand.

Oregano seeds are actually smaller than grains of sand.  If you crush a grain of sand into a hundred pieces, these pieces would be about the size of an oregano seed.  They are much smaller than freshly ground pepper, table salt... and are closer to the size of a fine dust.

Achoo!

This is getting me wondering now...why are seeds different sizes in the first place? Spinach seeds are about the size of a peppercorn, peas are seeds in of themselves, banana seeds are pretty darn small, cucumber seeds are about the size of a match head, pumpkin seeds are pretty sizeable. I get they're from different plant families and whatnot but I'm trying to think of why a smaller seed works better in a certain scenario or a larger seed works better in a different situation. Maybe smaller seeds grow better in finer soil? Who knows. I'm sure someone out there does but it isn't me.
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