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  • in reply to: David Holmgren: A Baby Boomers’ Apology #46037

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    “What ever happened to that peace, love, hippie shit anyway?” -Pete Townsend
    I have no apologies as a baby boomer. I retired over 25 years ago, bought the farm/homestead, and have been commuting by bicycle for over 35 years year round. I can set an example, but these kids don’t want to contemplate it.
    The young don’t have any idea that it is not climate change that will screw them, although it will give them a big dope slap. Fiat currencies will screw them, someday there will be a realization that the growth that keeps those currencies afloat is massive debt, their debt.
    I have no children, I could not imagine bringing one into a world that is hell bent, never near as good as I had as a child, or a young adult.
    For so long I’ve wondered why the young do not revolt, but they don’t want that peace, love hippie shit, they want all the shit, and sorry they are not going to get it. A young guy said to me, (because of my outlook) life must suck for you.
    I bit my tongue, thinking that no it hasn’t sucked for me, but it will for you.
    My nephew just got a perfect score on his SAT’s, every fourth word out of his mouth is technology. And what is the essence of technology? Finite energy.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 3 2019 #45743

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    I stopped at a small store (Northern Vermont) hearing a conversation in Spanish, I asked if she was from Venezuela.
    Yes, so Guiado or Maduro? She said oh, Guiado. She said that it is the Maduro government that has caused the crisis. I said well isn’t it the American sanctions that are the cause? She said no, Maduro is stealing all the money, so the US is just preventing Maduro government from stealing it.
    I said, well won’t the US steal all the oil? She said, it doesn’t matter, Maduro steals it now, but if his government is gone it will be better for Venezuela and US.
    I wanted to ask her if this is the white minority wanting power back from the brown majority? But I knew I was going to get nowhere. (thanks Greg Palast)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 11 2019 #44804

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    “A retired general and chief of staff has warned that the US’ missile defense systems are “simply incapable” of stopping the latest generation of Russian hypersonic missiles”
    Why not declare piece?
    “Squandering trillions on “defense” (from whom?) and stealing most of that money without anyone going to jail is an amazing bit of sleight of hand, but in the end you end up with a load of useless military hardware while upstarts like Russia and China run circles around it and humiliate you at their leisure.” -D. Orlov

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 3 2018 #41566

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    The American revolution was not. It was a coup. The proletariat did not overthrow the elites, the elites overthrew the elites. George Washington was the richest man in America, by way of land speculation.
    The Proclamation of 1763 demanded an end to western expansion.
    In 1706 England ruled that any black that made it to England would be a free man.
    In 1772 England freed all slaves.
    It never was about taxation and representation, it was about power and wealth.
    The constitution gave the vote to only white male landowners, 14% of the population.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 12 2018 #41153

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    “Our evolutionary ancestors were pack animals, and the ability to rise in social standing in one’s pack determined crucial matters like whether one got first or last dibs on food or got to reproduce.”
    I like CJ, but this is wrong, 90% of human history has been the gift economy, and is possibly the only economy that could be described as humane.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2018 #41107

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    “United States starts unjust wars constantly and spends soldiers’ lives like pennies”
    I didn’t go to my nephew’s wedding yesterday because he is in the army. He got married in uniform, I knew if I was there I would just be seething that all in uniforms are war criminals, as everything the US military is involved in is criminal.
    Perhaps Trump is the best for the world, no diplomacy, just a kick in the teeth. The whole world is trying to figure out how to marginalize the US.

    in reply to: Live it Up and Love it Up #40321

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    I don’t buy it that Trump had anything to do with the good that is happening in Korea. Moon and Un were on this trajectory long before Trump. The US is checkmated by North Korea. Any move by the US military against the North would end in disaster.
    When Kissinger and Obama get the Nobel, is it even relevant anymore?

    in reply to: About That Interview #17706

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    “Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s “The Interview” so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea
    The emails also reveal that a RAND corporation senior defense analyst who consulted on the film went beyond “blessing” and outright influenced the end of the film, encouraging the CEO of Sony Entertainment to leave the assassination scene as it was (in spite of misgivings at Sony) for the sake of encouraging North Koreans to actually assassinate Kim Jong-Un and depose his regime when the movie eventually leaks into that country.”
    This quote is from https://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/ which is referencing https://antiwar.com/blog/2014/12/18/state-dept-the-interview/, this site is unavailble right now other wise I would give more details.

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