February 26, 2022 at 12:38 am #102943
“A planet ever more battered by climate change, one in which neither an American nor a Chinese “century” will have any meaning, will certainly need a newly empowered world order that can supersede national sovereignty to protect the most fundamental and transcendent of all human rights: survival.
Not the WEF global cooling/global warming/climate change fairy tale again. Was it the Davos crowd’s cut back on private jet/yacht/cars/jet skis etc carbon emissions that persuaded you? Maybe the Davos crowd selling off all their seaside properties persuaded you? The massive rise in seaside property insurance that persuaded you? Maybe it was the Davos crowd’s fleecing of the tax payer to fund new sources of energy provided by the Davos crowd that persuaded you?
The aversion to critical thinking is the problem, not climate.February 26, 2022 at 12:46 am #102944
What upsets me about Ed Down and his follow hedge fund buddies is that his ‘revelation’ about the vaccines causing injury and death comes a year or so after anyone paying attention with the slightest curiosity figured it out.
They are only doing it now because their clients have given the all clear …. they have sold their Pfizer shares, have taken their profits and will not pay any of the injury costs … classic reason why modern markets will always encourage corporate corruption.
Of course, the system could be easily changed so that the share holders at the time of the offence were also liable, but then the elite criminal billionaires would not get so much corporate profit based on crime … nobody is interested in that.February 26, 2022 at 12:59 am #102945
you know what’s supercrazy?
if they had just let trump do what he wanted – even though he really didn’t understand it – covid would have been over a long time ago..February 26, 2022 at 1:09 am #102946
vp: shave and a haircut..
two bits! (i.e., two pieces of eight)February 26, 2022 at 1:10 am #102947
Art is a journey, for both the artist and for their viewers. In the end, though, art is about the heart, not the brain.
It enriches our lives, how we receive those riches will differ, and some of those riches will not be appreciated as riches at all but as junk … such as Tracey Emin’s Bed. The great thing about art is that we are all entitled to appreciate it, or not appreciate it, in our own way, there is no right or wrong or way it should be done or any necessity to educate yourself with respect to art.
When I look at a Rembrandt portrait I very rarely get any emotional reward but I am in awe of his talent and often wonder about the painting process, such as how much time was spent on painting the clothing versus the face. His technical ability was incredible and his physical painting talent is a revelation of the craftsmanship of which humans are capable. It doesn’t do much for my heart.February 26, 2022 at 1:20 am #102948
Right of anybody to have an (uneducated) opinion about anything cheapens that field of human endeavour
You imply an uneducated opinion but retain the primary meaning of any opinion cheapens a field of endeavour. How can a positive (uneducated) opinion cheapen a field of endeavour? As with many art critics, much of what you say comes out the wrong end.February 26, 2022 at 2:08 am #102949
While Canadian, I worked quite a few years in the American west. Loved it too! I have always been interested in history and geography.
Your comment about northern California’s dry soil reminded me of what happened to the Myans in Mexico. When I visited their capital city, I was told the Myans had to abandoned it due to drought. The cause was likely a massive volcano to the west in Indonesia.
The same volcano was also likely the cause for Ganghis Kahn being forced to move westward towards Europe and out of Mongolia. His people were horse herders and the climate changed, eliminating a type of grass that horses could eat, to that which only cattle could eat. The cattle herders began pushing them out.
I remember in 1970s visiting a Pueblo ruins in south-west New Mexico, near the Arizona border, being excavated/studied by a professor. He thought the village had been abandoned due to drought as there were no signs of war or flash floods.
I also visited another Pueblo village in south-west Colorado and again was told the cave protected village was likely abandoned due to drought.
I think the entire south-western part of the US and prairies has always been prone to drought off and on throughout the ages. During my time out west, all I ever seem to hear was either no rain or too much rain!
The song “It never rains in Southern California” comes to mind!February 26, 2022 at 2:11 am #102950
Right of anybody to have an (uneducated) opinion about anything cheapens that field of human endeavour
Regardless of intent; Kultsommers comment was unkind, to say the least…
Ilargi posts art every day for our appreciation; besides myself, it’s rare for anyone else to comment.
I’ll continue to comment as is my wont…
Much thanks to Apnaz for his spot on reply…February 26, 2022 at 2:17 am #102951
When it comes to anything in 3D, whether art, drawings, maps, requires use of the brain imho.
2D the heart can handle!
3D the brain is required!
For love, the heart needs the brain to malfunction!February 26, 2022 at 2:19 am #102952
I knew a university art professor: we were at an art showing (at his university) and I asked him, what is art?
His reply was: Art is whatever I say it is…
I thought that pretty well summed it up…February 26, 2022 at 2:30 am #102953
Being an engineer, I am just too logical and practical to readily grasp the true meanings of most art. I either like it or I don’t. I rarely get it! I have none-the-less visited every major art museum in western Europe. Now Greece and Rome I got it!
I had the same problem grasping the true meanings of Shakespeare, despite being waxxed philosophically to great heights by my English Literature teachers! I just figured they must have smoked a joint, before class, as I could never see it for the life of me!
Now a robot I understand!February 26, 2022 at 2:57 am #102954
Now a robot I understand!
Lol; most of my working life has been as a machinist and a CAD engineer…
…I got introduced to art early on; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and the Guggenheim Museum…parents very much into the arts…
…so, I just muddle through as best as I can…February 26, 2022 at 3:04 am #102955
Yeah, so she called the ambulance straight away. Luckily, The ambulance was there within a few minutes. They hooked him up to the ECG and they said in all of their years they had never seen anything like it. They had to record it as they didn’t think the consultants in the hospital would believe it. Because it was so, so, extreme and they considered it life threatening. His heart rate was at over 220 beats per minute.February 26, 2022 at 3:15 am #102956Susmarie108Participant
@WES: no doubt, drought has been a consistent feature over the ages here in the West/South-west. My commenting on now it is in response to the “in-real-time” experience in motion. I never thought that watching a large scale die off of Conifer trees would have such a great impact on my Heart. It feels like a slow motion disaster because it is a slow motion disaster everywhere you look. Am outside every day; there is no un-seeing or un-doing it. Just gotta work with it, like buying a highly efficient outdoor furnace (that utilizes wood) to power my boiler/radiant floor heated home. This is a practical and efficient way way to move the fuels from the ground into a productive purpose. Plus save $ on propane.
Adapting. Accepting. Grieving. Letting go. Gratitude. Grace.
@Dr. D: PERMACULTURE!February 26, 2022 at 3:23 am #102957Susmarie108Participant
Hey V. Arnold:
it’s rare for anyone else to comment.
Are you sure?
When I look at a Rembrandt portrait I very rarely get any emotional reward but I am in awe of his talent and often wonder about the painting process, such as how much time was spent on painting the clothing…
Me too on the clothing part. In awe of the artist’s translation of fabric, expressed on canvas is remarkable.February 26, 2022 at 3:27 am #102958
I was trying to save you from looking like the “guy from the symphony lobby” that I created as a visual of what does it mean when somebody ventures into something that is beyond his or hers grasp. Do you think that is good to be like (ignorant) “him”? Remember, I did not use foul language, or course at you. If you want to be like “him” is up to you.
Do not feel bad. There are academy educated artists who are lost when it comes to art work that is non-realistic. In your case I see that you are trying hard, so that’s good on your part.
My reaction is no different than those of, say, passionate and knowledgeable stamp collector, car mechanic, baseball fan, nuclear physicist.. upon hearing an “opinion”.February 26, 2022 at 3:35 am #102959
That’s right attitude of a person who is comfortable with in what he’s good at (and artists or art lovers are not).February 26, 2022 at 3:43 am #102960
Unless you have comfortable understanding:
Do you argue with an expert of economy of Bosnia between 1918 an 1945, and have your opinion?
Or with quantum physicist who is telling you that you’re nothing but vibrating particles?
Or….?February 26, 2022 at 4:27 am #102961
raúl: here’s some art for tomorrow’s rattle ;•]February 26, 2022 at 4:28 am #102962
hmmmm,February 26, 2022 at 4:30 am #102963
I don’t know if I am just a “vibrating particle” or not!
But I am definately a “shivering particle” up here in Canada!
Does that count?February 26, 2022 at 4:33 am #102964
Very nice western mountain scene that I can personally relate to!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming!
And many other western locations too!February 26, 2022 at 4:53 am #102965
Quantum physics at work ?
That I do not know nothing about and, God forbid, comment further.February 26, 2022 at 4:54 am #102966
You are taking a page out from Michael Reid in Newfoundland!February 26, 2022 at 4:55 am #102967
For April’s fool day I suggest Kinkade or Bob Ross.February 26, 2022 at 5:01 am #102968
Double negative at my reply – no good on my part.
Glad to see some action and comments dedicated to the FIRST thing of each daily.February 26, 2022 at 8:44 am #102969Veracious PoetParticipant
Raul, check the server logs for sock puppets 😉February 26, 2022 at 11:07 am #102979Dr. DParticipant
AU/AG may not have great fluctuations in Crypto terms, but has terrible volatility in relation to anything else – stocks, tech stocks, penny stocks, commodities, to say nothing of bonds. Not describing why, or that you could make as much as you lose on it, but it’s only stable in +year-chart terms.
Worse than that, it’s a dead-loser vs inflation over MULTI-year times. Yes, in the 10-20 year horizon (or maybe the RIGHT 10-20 year picking start and endpoints) it is or has been better than the Dow, here we have two years just now with a dead loss. That’s IN inflation, and apparently IN a world war. So with inflation at 10%, gold is arguably losing money every day for years when you need to cash in a little for groceries, as your savings. It should be $20k and it’s not even $2k. Year after year, decade after decade.
Note, with a 50% collapse, AND 6 years at the bottom of that collapse, gold is only where it was in 2011, 11 years ago. What’s inflation since then? 50%? I’m not against gold but you have to know what it can do and what it can’t. Cash wasn’t much better, simply losing 50% without the volatility, but this is the point to FORCE all humans, all human activity, and all human wealth into a giant casino, where professional gamblers can take a new crack at it every day. And the casino itself is crooked. That’s why I make a big deal out of it.
Now, as by full force of government there is no value to money (i.e. interest rates) there is no value to human beings, as “money” is human work, human life, human ‘slavery’ in a sense, condensed to solid form. This means humans have no value to the system. That is true as humans, not only clearly being treated that way, but having no value in their work, have stopped selling it, and done a great walkaway, a very slow-gathering general strike. It’s amazing this signaling from one end actually causes real mirroring to the next side, down in human lives, but clearly it does. A cancer in the system, as lies are, spreading everywhere.
With no human work, no human profit, there is no longer wages or sales either. The only industries are monopolies and government and financial money-printing, at least from what I can see. Or selling to the very wealthy and not working, wealthy from stock and housing gains, which are deeply unstable. And what do the very wealthy need to buy? Not much. They already own a boat and have a mowing service.
But actual work? Mowing lawns, planting trees? Hahahaha. You’d make more money in 6 hours online trading. As long as it’s not work, you can make money. If it IS honest work, there’s no money.
Trump did really understand this Covid. I’m not saying it’s genius; 1) he just calls in the weapons experts from Ft. Detrick and asks them about SARS and Covid. 2) Detrick and Army Doctors read him Fauci’s published paper from 2007 saying IVM/HCQ cures SARS, the closest cousin of Covid. 3) Then he gets on camera to test the waters and says we have like 4-5 potential cures maybe sorta mighta look into. 4) Media shouts down every and all cures/known therapies though written by Fauci himself, without looking into them, killing 100,000 from pure hate and partisanship, claiming Trump is no genius and no doctor. He’s not. He’s a manager who calls the talent into the room and asks their professional opinions. Note: the media is STILL screaming from that 1st day 2 years ago. Still. I’ve never seen anything like it, with any person, on any subject, ever. Never-ever. It makes the “3rd rail” of social security or racism look like a static shock from a doorknob. And the shouting and denial of Fauci’s published cure may have killed 90% of those Covid deaths, which Fauci says were all voluntary and preventable.
It’s strange we have to qualify every statement with “I don’t like Trump, but” or “ He really didn’t know, it was a total accident (facts you/we couldn’t possibly know and never add concerning any other person), but” Why? Just be normal. Maybe he knew, maybe he didn’t. But it’s nearly impossible to belief he wouldn’t know and wouldn’t ask. Like impossible-level. I don’t say, “Well Trudeau is a jerk, but he likes bacon”. We just say the statement: “Trudeau likes bacon.” Not hard. Is this what makes Trump the sole special and unique person on planet earth right now? That every rule is more different for him than if he were the Pope or Emperor? Why? He’s just some Billionaire that was installed in an election.
Neither good nor evil. Neither genius nor fool. Just a guy like you are.February 26, 2022 at 12:07 pm #102983
“Just a guy like you are. ”
no way! i’ll never, ever be in the wwe hall of fame (class of 2013).February 26, 2022 at 12:08 pm #102984
kurtsommer: that is a bob ross classic.
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