I was very cruel to you. Please know it was never my attention to hurt you.
I did not believe there was a "you." I thought that you were hired shrills that were sent to our board to win our confidence. I sincerely believed that. I thought there would be a time when I would know the purpose of why you were showing up here.
It appears that I was wrong.
Please know that being cruel is not what I am about.
Please know that I feel terrible about stirring up the board and making you feel the way you felt.
Please know I am sincerely sorry for any hurt I may have caused.
I am most sorry.
Now that I've had a productive day smoothing out the dents, and the Bondo on the tops of my fenders, my car is actually looking amazingly strait tonight. The sides will be considerably easier.
You never know when I might have to make another trip to Wisconsin, it's my turn to buy lunch.
Now, as far as having other laws embedded in my imaginary republic, I didn't say I outlawed religious freedom, some religions actually promote peace of mind, brotherly love, spiritual fulfillment, and the overwhelming well-being of a community.
What I am basically considering outlawed, is van loads of people canvassing neighborhoods ringing door bells, threatening eternal damnation if it's not done exactly the way they say it should be. Call it coercion, or terrorism, it has no place in a civil society.
I also consider religions objectionable that promote the beheading of infidels, or religions that believe in the ridiculous notion that they are "chosen by God", giving them rights to other people's property, possessions, and the fruits of their labor.
Even if people wanted to maintain such beliefs, I'm all for "don't ask, don't tell". So, for example, if you think that believing that a certain historical character is a deity, and believing such is the only possible pathway to salvation, fine, keep it to yourself.
Yes, it does appear to be run by appointed, educated nobility, but scratch the nobility part. Substitute it with people who are no better or worse than anyone else, and besides, in reality, they wouldn't have all that much to do.
If there is no victim, there is no crime. Therefore, most people would settle their differences amongst themselves.
There is no such thing as a crime against a state, since it is an imaginary construct, much like Fix's Republic.
The only real difference, is that the people would know upfront, that their "state" is an imaginary construct, based solely on common principles of freedom.
I see that AGX has voiced some concerns also, I'll address them in another post.
Muller's assault on Donald's lawyers office is Ludacris and uncalled for. They can't find dirt on Trump and they can't stand it. It is time for much more swamp draining. The left is totally even more out of control than last week. More like the deep state is doing everything they can in an attempt to maintain control.
Perhaps Donald should send the military in to seize the stalled redacted records release that congress has asked for from the FBI and DOJ and detain all involved with the stalling until an investigation determines who needs to be dropped off with concrete tennis shoes in shark infested waters. Life jackets optional.
The clown show is so far out of hand.
Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee (Audio)
Such a fun song.
I can't hear anything anywhere else over the people screaming about the CW bullshit and "let's maybe not have a pipeline war". 'contact your congressman' ... too late ... aipac already did
Looks like we'll soon have another to add to the list. Assad will outlast Pence or Kamala Harris, too. Bolton ... Nimrata "Nikki the street-shitter" Randhawa ... bring 'em. lol
I'd say there is an element of chaos in America today.
My brain is officially mush and I looked up to the space gods and they told me today would be a good day to crack open dented can of Modelo beer in the fridge.
I haven't even gotten my head around Syria.
And I can see that Mr. Persuasion is being a little influenced by the planetary frequencies too. He's like fuck it all. Fire everyone. Let the Riots in the street start. He's getting into some deeply philosophical topics. You guys wrap your head around it and tell me what you think.
Scott Adams predicts US response to Syria.
I personally have a problem with a lot of killing also, nobody kills more people than a state.
To alleviate that condition, "Crimes against a common wealth", don't exist.
In reality, it is only possible to commit a crime against another living human being.
In the overwhelming majority of such situations, restitution and forgiveness would be the norm.
If however, you have a hardened criminal, who has no respect for the life, liberty, or the well-being of their fellow human beings, which is actually quite rare, then it would be perfectly permissible to defend oneself against this type of outlaw.
In most cases, since outlaws generally don't respect any laws, banishment will usually solve the problem for the community.
In the extremely rare cases where this is not an option, such as somebody stupid enough to stay and continue to commit offenses against his neighbors, let's just say he wouldn't have much of a life expectancy.
You have given me an extraordinarily interesting scenario to work with,
Let's call it your Viagra substitute.
Well, lines have to be drawn somewhere. Do I start extending natural rights to wild animals? What if hungry people need food? Do we outlaw hunting? Probably not.
I know a strong case could be made that all life is valuable, precious, and that these animals have never harmed anyone.
An equally valid case could be made that they are food. I have no use for game hunting, killing for sport, since it brings harm to the entire community, as food is a precious resource. Could we agree that killing animals for sustenance is permissible?
That brings us to your Viagra substitute.
Common sense would dictate that a rhinoceros would supply many people with a large amount of meat. This leads me to conclude that there isn't anything particularly sacred about any particular rhinoceros, or a parts there of. If someone has a habit of killing all of the game for fun and sport, they should be asked to leave.
If someone is providing a family or community with sustenance, this is allowable. Some people simply weren't meant to be vegetarians.
I see you would be willing to start your own town, where a rhinoceros is considered a protected species.
In this scenario, if your hypothetical town was next door to my hypothetical town, and your hypothetical limp dick wanted to get it up again, send him over to my town, I'm sure we can make an arrangement.
I don't think I've ever seen a rhinoceros, so, I would consider them relatively safe.
Trump already tried to fire Mueller when we heard about it with the West Wing Leak. Council said they would walk and Trump backed off. Mueller heard about it and went after Trump.
This would destroy the markets an impeachment attempt. But on the opposite side, anytime of mass firing by Trump or even just Mueller will cause chaos, probably in the markets too.
But here's the thing, it's already built into people's forecast that something like this has to happen to bring us to the drop of the elevator. Don't you love how the universe works? . The whole loss of confidence by the Public in the government is happening. At least the preliminary set up.
Dershowitz on FBI raid
Luke and "Syrian Girl"
" At least the preliminary set up."
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey, and yellow, white,
but we decide which is right,
and which is an illusion.
Drummer, Moody Blues
I've always thought I was born 200 years to late. There's something in me that sees the value of a group of people who strive to make a better society, put aside their own motivations of self to see a better society and are willing to work together with amity and accord. Maybe the Amish would be a good example of a good effort to that end; religion notwithstanding
We may be forced to make decisions along the lines of a Republic, even if a small one, if things go TU sometime in the foreseeable future. It took decades to develop the Constitution and even it drew much from the Magna Carta. Having some plans that could be brought up quickly to format this new Republic is a wise decision. There is usually a small window in which to implement these plans before things devolve to chaos.
I must have been thinking of a Republic in Africa given the reference to rhinos.
In the US it was buffalo extermination and how this created devastation to the native tribes. I'd say many of the tribes had their own Republics long before the others came to take their lands. There's also a story that the Iroquois constitution called the Great Law of Peace, an oral constitution, was one of the main elements of the US Constitution.
It was not my intent to create misinterpretation in the basic edicts of the Republic. My case of red ass today, due to some minor fuckups in the AGX world, caused an emotional reaction in the Republic, conflated with rhinos being killed for their horn and driven to extinction, and how that squares with the intentions of the Republic's founders.
Right is only as good as the people who stand up and fight against wrong.
Everything else is business as usual.
Your comment brings great memories of old times.
Please do contribute here at Dots.
Nice to see you being poetic for a change.
Even assholes have a purpose.
No No not chemical weapons, they have chemicals in them.
Why cant these losers fight fair with bullets and depleted uranium?
Assad obviously never watched any John Wayne movies.
AGXIIK wrote: I've always thought I was born 200 years to late. There's something in me that sees the value of a group of people who strive to make a better society, put aside their own motivations of self to see a better society and are willing to work together with amity and accord. Maybe the Amish would be a good example of a good effort to that end; religion notwithstanding We may be forced to make decisions along the lines of a Republic, even if a small one, if things go TU sometime in the foreseeable future. It took decades to develop the Constitution and even it drew much from the Magna Carta. Having some plans that could be brought up quickly to format this new Republic is a wise decision. There is usually a small window in which to implement these plans before things devolve to chaos. I must have been thinking of a Republic in Africa given the reference to rhinos. In the US it was buffalo extermination and how this created devastation to the native tribes. I'd say many of the tribes had their own Republics long before the others came to take their lands. There's also a story that the Iroquois constitution called the Great Law of Peace, an oral constitution, was one of the main elements of the US Constitution. It was not my intent to create misinterpretation in the basic edicts of the Republic. My case of red ass today, due to some minor fuckups in the AGX world, caused an emotional reaction in the Republic, conflated with rhinos being killed for their horn and driven to extinction, and how that squares with the intentions of the Republic's founders.
You have retained the wisdom of the ancients in your genetic code. It comes out in your writing.
Spartacus Rex wrote: " At least the preliminary set up." Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey, and yellow, white,
but we decide which is right,
and which is an illusion. Graeme Edge Drummer, Moody Blues
You're a brown stain in the collective underwear of humanity.
The Ancients recognized this magnificent bird of prey as a messenger bringing tidings to their Earth Walk, the Good Red Road, from the world of the grandfathers and grandmothers who lived before them. If Hawk were to magically cry, it was a sign to beware or be aware. This could mark the coming of a warring tribe, the birth of a child, or the celebration of counting coup.
To the native american’s all events were part of a waking dream. Each imbued with meaning. They saw life as a whole. Same with the Chinese who wrote the IChing and understood that all parts must act together. There was meaning behind events. We have forgotten how to observe, and we have even thrown out all reason. It's now all pure emotions.
You NEVER get burnt out as long as you looking at events, markets from the sacred. Spirit takes great pains to pierce your consciousness but you must meet it half way. It speaks in a language of subtlety. We wait for the bridge to fall down and break a part to derive meaning and ask what happened. This is like waiting until cancer has riddled your body before take a good hard look at your life, your patterns, your eating, your emotions, your language. your way of being.
Change is preprogrammed into the system to ensure that when you fall asleep that you don’t stay asleep for too long. And if you should ignore the messages, then life has a way of bringing you to critical mass.
The Mayans knew 5000 years ago what would happen 5000 years later because they were attuned to the natural order. IT was only modern man today that fucked up their message and didn’t understand it. They were teaching humanity an important lesson about the nature of time. IN ALL THINGS, not just markets.
I’ve decoded the stars, and I decoded Armstrongs Economic crisis model. It’s available to anybody that cares to look up and see the words written in the stars. The big time keeper in the sky.
Vox did tell the truth that we are never to go backwards. That this thing with Donald Trump and his enemies NEVER gets better. So should we act surprise that yesterday the war intensified? I’m deeply fascinated with how the universe fills in all the actions, and actors, the little parts, to bring us to where we are going to go anyway.
So we have a multiple fires burning in the consciousness body of Donald Trump. You see it as a bunch of assholes getting revenge. His building goes on fire, a day later, the FBI breaches the protocol of client attorney privilege. The fact that IT HAS NEVER BEEn done and that is such an ODD event is more striking than the details. We have bombs and chemicals blowing up in Syria.
How many times has somebody here said in their own way THAT ALL Pattens are connected. How many times have your heard somebody say that when events constellate in close proximity in time, there is an underlying message? The human brain is designed to fail you.
And as smart as Scott Adams might be, And believe me he is really smart, we don’t know if he is advocating the path which will bring us to the pain point which has already been preordained. When I look at the S&P, it doesn’t look good at the moment. I wonder what will be the events that get filled in by the universe to bring it to the price point that it needs to reach before an opposite reaction takes place. The opposite reaction could be something that represents more of a crisis, creating opportunity. But people WILL NEVER see it that way.
There is so much going on at level just underneath conscious perception. That is the rich stew.
And by the way, incase you DIDN’t Notice, and I’m sure you didn’t, the same dynamic out there is the same dynamic in here as a pack of vultures who offer nothing other than sophistry and ad hominem circle the perimeter of the circle here, all timing their entrances all at the sometime. If I am going to walk into a room and pass gas, it’s going to be with a wise man, not a group of fools who gather all in the sometime period.
GL The words you wrote above are some of the most meaningful I've read on this or any other board in nearly 7 years, which is as long as I've been reading written words from the alternative news universe In my limited way I get what you are saying and can relate to this in many areas of my life and the lives of others.
Our connectedness to even the mechanical objects in our lives, such as the cars we drive, is obvious if we stop for a second to see how our state of being relates to all those people and things around us. I visualize it and us as an energy nodes in vast sea of energy. We affect and are affected by the movements in this sea of energy.
As we push out into the sea, the ripples touch everything at distance and those ripples come back to touch us. Some are ripples; some are tidal waves and some end up drowning us or lifting us to safer high ground.
A friend said there are no accidents in universe and what we put out there comes back 200%. My experience tells me it's between 500-1,000% He also said everything and every body is a reflection of us. Our power of intention is extraordinarily powerful and as we understand this power we can move the world with that power Right now, those powers of intention are being used with such malevolence that our universe could easily shift on its base and grind us into nothingness. Those who opposed the malevolent intentions of others are upping their game and fighting tooth and nail in the trenches. These boards and the messages they contain also move outwards, pressing back against the forces of evil. I cannot say with certainty that it will be enough but if 2-3,000,000,000 people say "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more' we might have a fighting chance.
Look at Facebook and twitter, using and manipulating us and we see this evil in action. People are pushing back at these "See no evil" empires. As these nodes of dark energy react to our voices by trying to censor us and shut us down, we find other ways to communicate and to press back against this tide. I used facebook years ago but when I realized what it was so I shut off that channel and have never used twitter or other social media. My sense was they were anti human.
BTW After reviewing the 'performance resume' of the last 4 secretaries of state, I am 100% certain they were required to produce at least 500,000 deaths of innocent people on their watch. 5,000,000 deaths and the secretary of state gets to run for POTUS. Haley appears to be true to form as was Clinton, Albright, Rice and Baker
It might surprise you to know that I am pretty well attuned to the energies of boards like these. After a 6 year stint on SD I was able, for lack of a better term, grok the state of the boards on a daily basis and relate it in certain ways to the state of the nation and word. It was a minor skill but helped keep the boards on SD from going completely off the rails.
Others have better sense of the emotional quotient but over the decades since email replaced the human voice as a main form of communication, I've managed to get a pretty decent sense of how to listen to the written word and discern the emotional energies and tonal qualities that normally could only be heard in the human voice.
The loss of that means of communication, with what we now see in tweets, grunts, abbreviations that are meaningless, and other forms of getting a message out leaves me feeling cold and old, an archaic life form that misses the good old days of human speech, pen and ink and the pleasure of the village common.
Thus the reason I spend so much time on DOTS and main street. There's no degrees of separation between what is going on here and out there, even if there is no 'out there'. As my friend said. "That's the joke of it' There is no 'out there'. Everything is a reflection of us.
It might not be the same as sitting at a round table discussion but it'll do until something better comes along. People here do hang their hearts on their sleeves and that's enough for now for us to retain our humanity and connections. Ruffian is the one most willing to express her heart here and that makes this board something extraordinary.
Thank you for taking the time to write what you put above.