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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle May 3 2022 #107233
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    R.I.M.
    Once aeons ago the information about abortions was only available by whisper; who, where, when, etc. Being one of sufficient ‘orbits’ to recall that time little in the way of sexual education was available in the educational system and that which was available was loaded with moral judgment.

    The issue of abortion has only two participants with standing; the woman and her physician, both addressing the facts before them. The physician with the medical facts presented, and the woman with the facts of her life to consider. No other interest has any standing in that decision process; no priest, no lawyer, no bureaucrat, no politician, nobody has a right for even an opinion; close friends and family are on thin ice when carrying an opinion about the condition and must exercise great caution. There are indeed two lives involved, one existing, the other potential. Nature has its ways of deciding which pregnancy will proceed or not according to its own measures. Ultimately it is the decision of the woman alone that decides the social continuation of the condition given the medical opinion of her doctor for guidance. The responsible partner involved may in favourable circumstances offer their opinion and support to the woman but that is the limit their standing. Few are faced with greater responsibility for their decisions than a just pregnant woman.
    Few now have recall of stories of back room abortions, attempts of self-aborting via wire coat-hanger and other damaging attempts to self-abort and the gore and bloody results many ending the ability to conceive again. Keeping medical facilities open and available carries a higher moral duty than realised by the moral opponents of abortion.
    This unique divulging of Supreme Court (SC) deliberations is troublesome and extremely disquieting in that external agendas are politically manipulating the heretofore sanctum sanctorum of the adjudicating deliberations of the SC just prior to politically crucial mid-term Congressional elections. The act itself indicates extreme political panic of a party faced with political extinction after losing their mandate from heaven to rule. Could be either political party knowing current course of behaviour – a political false flag attack on the opposition to discredit (fake news). Those responsible must be publicly crucified.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 23 2022 #106666
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    V. A. x 2

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    Never Mind …

    What? You have been introduced to cubism, Art nouveau, classic abstraction, expressionism, modernism among R.I.M.’s offerings and have drawn a blank with Jackson Pollock Number 31 1949? Did you see abstract expressionism without planes, cubes and lines but by use of colour forms alone, how they interact with other colour forms within the frame? The artist working with your imagination is still art, is it not?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 22 2022 #106582
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    Seems today the somewhere good ol’ U.S.ofA. has banned all Russian vessels from U.S. ports following the lead of its E.U. quislings. One wonders how that will work out when Russia will only ship fertiliser on Russian flagged, owned and operated ships. Anyone have a guess? Mine is: “I predict a diet in everyone’s future”. Yours?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 20 2022 #106477
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    RT is reporting U. S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and the British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have boycotted any G-20 ministerial meetings that the Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov is present. Say by-by to the G-20 as an international forum. How infantile can U.S. get; third graders have matured well beyond Yellen and her British lap dog. This stupidity will sever most trust from other leading economies with U.S., U.K. and E.U. leadership for a long time to come.
    (remove spaces either side rt)

    https://www. rt .com/news/554236-g20-summit-boycott-russia/

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 20 2022 #106463
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    Mr. House,
    Probably not. Little current evidence available. May be at point of extinction now.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 20 2022 #106461
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    Warning: Minority Report

    I do not “do” social media in any form at any time.
    TAE of late is reading like social media.
    Once some time ago the site subsisted to large extent on factual exchange and considered opinions.
    Facts are facts only if they can be proven or disproved.
    Beliefs, faith, religion, doctrine, theology, ideology, creeds, cults and cannon all cannot be disproved or proved – they are not factual although they may be fact in they exist.
    Please refrain from making judgments about others based on your non-factual mindset (or anything you learned or remember from MBA Econ 101).
    There are probably other sites available for your opinions, please express them there and allow R.I.M. to conduct HIS site as he deems fit, the presentation of newsworthy flotsam and jetsam from various media in aggregation.
    Many thanks.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 20 2022 #106441
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    R.I.M. @ #106437

    Goes to show the British Judiciary are nothing but a¢¢holes, everything that comes out of them smells like sh*t. Defenestrate the whole establishment all together; after a thousand years it’s time for a change, the public is too inured and apathetic to pull their faces from their porridge.troughs – sheeple indeed.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 20 2022 #106432
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    @ V.Arnold

    Wake the fuck up!!!

    Are they then woke?
    Careful for what you wish – take better aim – know your foe!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 3 2022 #105405
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    On the vast tracks of Nullarbor even an arbusto has stature. Likewise on the wastelands wrought by an artificially educated thought collective that first engulfed the traditional conservative and made neocon wastage , then engulfed the traditional liberal producing neoliberal artefacts and from this base has attacked and subverted a constituted republic leaving nothing but an empty shell of that edifice first erected to counter the wrongs of autocrats; first by subverting the exercise of legal enforcement, tainting the regulators of industry, gaining control of the appointive process to fill judicial office, destroying the associative protections of labour, subverting political policies through bribery and graft and controlling the executive administration through election fraud and ultimately eviscerating the constitution itself but not the image of its existence. A Hollywood movie set has been made of history, replete with actors mouthing their scripts – an illusion, a delusion all in one. The audience has been endlessly informed of the veracity and quality of the production and the professionalism of the leading actors, their performances perfected beyond criticism, what is not to like. This is a snapshot of the ‘Empire Productions’ whist backstage pickpockets are storing their take from the audience watching the performance and preparing to go back for more. The box office safe is long bare of cash. Your world?
    The ‘B’ team has followed the same plot in the European Union and its economic union heart and are now presenting the European version of the original. Would this be your world?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 3 2022 #105400
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    New views are beginning to emerge with the Ukrainian episode: One is the leadership of the West are not much more than sheeple and secondly President Vladimir Putin has joined the ranks of those entitled to the appendage “the Great”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 3 2022 #105399
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    New views is beginning to emerge with the Ukrainian episode: One is the leadership of the West are not much more than sheeple and secondly President Vladimir Putin has joined the ranks of those entitled to the appendage “the Great”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2022 #105387
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    Addendum to V.A:,
    Oh Hell, given the ephemerality of memory today that should be inscribed over every door lintel as well.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2022 #105386
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    V.A.
    Above is a note re most powerful weapon, information, who controls it and what it controls. This should be engraved on every mirror made and carved into every headstone and memorial.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2022 #104211
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    More news from those who are cancelled:

    A drone bearing no markings was discovered by a farmer in northern Romania, not far from the border with Ukraine. The NATO member country’s officials are now investigating the incident, which follows last week’s drone crash in nearby Croatia.

    Police and prosecutors descended on Bistrita-Nasaud county in Transylvania on Monday, after a villager found the aircraft in a field near his house, local media reported.

    Needless to say but anyway: This could be the attack on OTAN that lose the God’s of War. Are you prepared for Armageddon yet? Only one false motion and it starts. Get limber so you can kiss your ass g-by.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2022 #104210
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    The UK Supreme Court on Monday rejected Julian Assange’s appeal of the decision to extradite him to the US, where the WikiLeaks co-founder faces espionage charges. It is now up to Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition.

    Third time posting w/o url. Nice freedom of speech you got there.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2022 #104186
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    Oxymoron at # 104169
    John Pilger wrote a revealing book of Oz; “The Secret Country, The Hidden Australia” ISBN 0-394-57462-1 (Knopf) (and has lived in London ever since). Also, Robert Hughes’ “The Fatal Shore, The Epic of Australia’s Founding” ISBN 0-394-50668-5 (Knopf) narrates the ‘founding’ of the British presence on the continent (supposedly empty at that). It is not hard to conclude today’s Oz is an aggregation of lies. I have offended some readers by stating that the finest Australians descended from people not worth a rope and are ruled by the spawn of their warders; still standing by my words having spent a month traversing the continent and working with a number of sound transplants in the U.S. The books are old but their content is still sterling.

    All the best in contending with inbred authoritarians (numbering about 1 in 20) and whinging limeys (ubiquitous). I have experienced the Oz government and am still at boycott things Australian, do not will not support 3rd Reich British National Socialists.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104115
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    It is probably a sign of the indoctrination passed off as MBA Econ 101 that forms the slander regarding everything John Maynard Keynes that the commentariat seem driven to use. JMK was the great master of economic theory of his era. There were only about six such masters in western economic history; this generation seems hell bent on demeaning, destroying in its entirety what was produced by the master in response to HIS era AS HE LIVED IT, and in doing so destroys a significant part of economic history and the doorway of understanding our own economic era and any possibility of rectifying what is amiss. If you do not actually know your history, you will never know where you have been, where you are now and how you got there or ever have the capacity to plot your future course. Keep to your YT, twits, FB’s and conspiracy theories and as the saying concludes: ‘… or open your mouth and remove all doubt’. If Michael Hudson and Steve Keen ,with their superior abilities, can only orbit MBA Econ 101, your capacity could hardly produce a ballistic trajectory in economics, you have not had an original economic thought of your own and parrot drivel you have been fed. For the most part conversing economics with you is rarely worth the candle. (/rant)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104077
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    @ John Day at # 104071
    My bad, the eyesight missed that. Fully agree Keynesians, particularly of the North American sort mostly missed understanding what Keynes had written. Some troubling stories on how Keynes’ teachings arrived to Harvard to be compounded by later economic advocates who had not understood him themselves but taught their opinions of what Keynesianism was. An economic cluster f**k, beginning to end. N. America never experienced (academically) anything Keynes. I would recommend finding Keynes’ reports and letters regarding the establishment of his ‘World Bank’ and ‘International Monetary Fund’ as it was proposed and not the form emerging from Breton Woods. It would be an eye opener. Probably the source for Churchill’s “Americans get things right, after they’ve tried everything else”
    Keynes’ first book reports on currency flows as related to production in India – “Indian Currency and Finance” (1913)when he worked India Office inWhitehall, predating Hudson nearly half a century with similar observations as you report.
    Thanks for the interesting conversation.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104069
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    @ Oroboros
    Though numerous figures have been given at numerous times, it is speculation and guesswork what may be (or not be) in storage and where that storage is. I have no idea and decline to speculate least it feed some conspiracy theory; it’s the best I can answer.
    During the Great Depression, J.M. Keynes noted the U.S. buying most of the world’s production over some period and the Treasury had an estimated 8-9,000 tons at that time IIRC. How much more went in and when is anyone’s guess given the ‘sanctuary’ given throughout the war years and after.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104064
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    John Day at # 104046
    I’d be sort of careful of assigning ‘one trick pony’ on John M. Keynes. His collected life opus has thirty volumes (including index); I’ve read 28 of the 29 others, (his book on probability will likely not be attempted at this point). I do not have quite the same esteem for Dr.Michael Hudson although he has drawn up some heterodox conclusions, many of which I agree and some that I don’t but like Dr. Steve Keen, another of high calibre scholarship, both have not broken the gravity of BMA Econ 101 and are still in orbit of that ersatz economic theorem.
    I was stationed inEurope when Lindon Johnson pushed ‘Buy American’ and save our gold. Richard Nixon later cut the Gordian’s knot tying gold to currency, avoiding foreign exchange deficit to drain gold reserves. By this time the dollar had become firmly established as the international currency used in valuation, trade and contract, nothing else filled the economic need, or at that point could. No inventory has ever been taken of the U.S. gold reserve; what is there is pure speculation but it has for many years been insufficient to back the U.S. dollar volume at its historic prescribed level. To return to gold as currency or basis of currency restores barter as economic exchange and 3,000 years of economic experience will be back at square one. Your choice, that.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104051
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    Fattigmann at # 104041
    gold and precious metals are wonderful natural checks on unsustainable human growth.
    How? Please give historical examples of your argument.

    The idea is that, as new territories are opened up and explored, new sources of precious metals are found.
    Just where might these ‘new territories’ be?

    This idea underlies the gold rush mentality of the 19th century.
    The gold rush of the 19th Century was unique in history and can not be repeated.

    Of course, the modern mind does not accept limits even on a finite planet.
    The ‘modern mind’ IS a limit on a finite planet.

    A much more stable (and smaller), more beautiful, natural order would be in place without unbacked paper money.
    Go ahead and destroy ‘unbacked paper money’ and find out what will happen. How will you heat your house, even have that house, put food on the table in that house, find clothes in the closet in that house, or have any of the communication devices that adorn your house to entertain and pass the time. And forget having any vehicle to transport your better parts to where ever you wish to go. You have no ability to accomplish any part of your life without ‘unbacked paper money’. Open your eyes!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104038
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    John Day at # 104034,
    Following WW II the dollar gained reserve currency due to its exchangeability with gold, basically a bartering currency that could be used instead of gold. As with all things, the kids got into the cookie jar and that no longer has cookies. The problem with gold is the very limited amount available that cannot underwrite the world’s economic growth without having its value becoming quite fluid to meet those needs and loosing its store of value properties or becoming too valuable for normal commerce. There is a reason John Maynard Keynes called it a barbaric relic; he would know. There is also a reason that gold is taken from the ground to be put back into the ground for safekeeping; having it loose in general exchange has a significant loss factor. There are few good answers and no correct answers to the problem.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2022 #104031
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    All out economic war has been declared upon Russia by the axis of evil. Nothing will effect the Ruble internally within Russia greatly regardless of its foreign exchange fortunes other that what Russia obtains through foreign exchange, autarky can assuage those costs. Russia has given notice it will respond, maybe not tit for tat but asymmetrically as they see fit, when they see fit. The Eurasia Economic Association have contingency arrangements to avoid dollar reserve currency use that will be put into use and may cause the deterioration of the dollar as universal exchange medium. However great care must be taken in doing so as the dollar has become the universal measure of exchange value and may be the only use it retains; the cost of replacing that function will be enormous but doesn’t require dollars as a medium of exchange, only the principle of dollars and that does not need any U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve products, printed or digital.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2022 #103750
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    Bet this will bolster imonies:

    Cryptocurrency platform blocks 25,000 Russian accounts
    Coinbase says it shared addresses of the blocked “Russian” accounts with the US government

    https://www.rt.com/russia/551449-cryptocurrency-platform-blocks-russians/

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2022 #103729
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    Somewhat interesting report from Sputnik:

    https://sputniknews.com/20220307/study-suggests-possible-genetic-disposition-to-severe-covid-19-cases-1093670738.html

    Study Suggests Possible Genetic Disposition to Severe COVID-19 Cases

    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists suggested the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be so deadly because it provokes an immune system overreaction called a “cytokine storm.” However, they now believe a number of factors could cause severe infections, including autoantibodies present in the blood due to autoimmune disorders.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 6 2022 #103631
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    willem at # 103629
    Reading at either RT.com or Sputnik the other day, was informed that Russian and Ukrainian military were jointly guarding the Chernobyl plant. One way to invade I suppose.

    Long time ago had an encounter with a nuclear engineer working construction of a new plant. The take-away statement was:
    “Making a nuclear reactor fool proof was easy; making that reactor PhD proof was the hard part”. Is that so?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 3 2022 #103431
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    chooch at # 103430

    I see this more and more. When I pull up articles online for stories I have read 10+ years ago they seem lite on content/context per my memory.

    Amen to that. Have personally not trusted any media from M-TV to Youtube and that alphabet company. FB and twits are for USA-Today readers, sugary full of empty intelligence calories, leading to memory loss on a grand scale. Without memory, the result is loss of personhood, what Alzheimers dementia does. A candy-store of distractions, deceptions and diversions to entertain unwary minds looking for cheap entertainments to pass the time. Maybe I’d be somewhat ‘old fashioned’ but I’d rather a hardcopy book to keep and form a small library that provides access to review. YMMV

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 3 2022 #103420
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    chris_gee at # 103408
    It certainly does look truncated now I looked. There may be an additional page not included in the link. At that time TNYr would continue a longer report in the subsequent magazine if an index can be found, looking for the author’s name or article title. I just recalled that Crimea was appended to Ukraine for facility providing water and power access, etc. and the USSR retained their Black Sea fleet facilities and the military forces need to protect them. When the Maidan coup threatened to disavow that contract, that was when the referendum was called and the vote to return to the Russian Federation was made and accepted, after the legal Ukrainian administration supporting that contract was violently overthrown. It is useful to see what historical investigative reporting was like prior to the slow motion corporate coup de état of the U.S. Republic no one noticed while it happened.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 3 2022 #103373
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    Some time ago, when The New Yorker (YNYr) was a high class legitimate news source, they ran a report on Ukraine and how and why Crimea was appended to Ukraine by Khrushchev. Like most TNY investigative journalism of that long ago era, the report is lengthy and of great depth but informative to the highest degree. The New York Public Library (NYPL) found it in their digital archives, saying:

    The lengthy “Report from Ukraine” by Robert Cullen published in the January 27, 1992 issue of the New Yorker (pp 37 – 57) mentions that Khrushchev transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine in 1954.

    There are two links to the report at NYPL but may be behind a ‘library card wall’. I recalled this 3 decades later and can vouch its memorability for any who wish to take the effort to read. Once upon a time these were the first drafts of recognisable history. TNYr has profoundly fallen from their standards of those days. Not likely to be found on any twitter, facebook, YT or even that alphabet company.

    Viva Russia!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 1 2022 #103235
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    This was on RT.com:

    YouTube has blocked the channels of RT and Sputnik for all European users, the platform, owned by Google parent company Alphabet Inc., announced on Tuesday. The block came with immediate effect, the statement said, citing the “ongoing war in Ukraine.”

    RT International is among the most popular news services on YouTube and currently has 4.66 million subscribers. Its content remains available on alternative platforms like Odysee and Rumble.

    Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced it will restrict European users from accessing RT and Sputnik on its platforms after receiving “requests from a number of governments.”

    US-based tech platforms previously banned the Russian news organizations from monetizing their content. RT and Sputnik broadcasts were banned by some EU nations, with a bloc-wide ban currently in the pipeline.

    Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine last Thursday, claiming it was necessary to demilitarize the country and put a stop to threats posed by NATO’s creeping expansion into Ukraine.

    Western nations retaliated with massive economic sanctions and other restrictions. The goal, according to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, is to “wage a total economic and financial war” against Moscow and to “cause the collapse of the Russian economy.”

    Figures an alphabet company was behind ‘Information Deprivation’; You Are Not Allowed. The question now is: Will adults ever regain control of governance?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 1 2022 #103208
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    RT news (streaming) is gone, inaccessible in the country. Looks like Von den Leyen (however it’s spelled, f-en spellcheck) got a case of Turdeauism. She and the rest of the leadership sheeple need go to the political abattoir including that senile, stunted at 7 year three months of mouldering maturity and bully occupying the WH. Not one should ever see public office as long as they live, and their spawn as well. Incumbency must be stopped at the voting booth before it further metastasises; no political entity or candidate exempt.

    Shells or missis were falling on Rostov as people were fleeing Donbass BEFORE the events Thursday.
    Unlike U.S. war crimes against all and sundry wedding parties, the policing action targets only military targets away fro civilian congested areas.
    Commerce has been destroyed, autarky will result reducing if not eliminating future commerce.
    Trust will not recover for generations if at all.
    Diplomacy, a completely lost art in the west, may never recover.
    The cesspool of lies and lawyers will not self correct, nor relinquish power until a greater force prevails.
    Failure to accomplish any of the above opens the door to a dark age like the world has never experienced that would be just short of a nuclear WWIII.
    Your choice.
    (/rant)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 27 2022 #103139
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    No food colour like for easter eggs?

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    V. Arnold
    Use cranberries and dye them blue. Save the J. Beam for war wounds and the like.

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    Susmarie108 at # 103001
    I imagine it depends on what adjective one attaches to the noun opinion on how one would treat an opinion.There are considered opinions involving reason, professional opinions having base on education, judicial opinions, political opinions, off the cuff opinions, reaction based opinions, ignorant opinions, a fool’s opinion and even ‘just’ an opinion; each will have some valuation attached so giving my answer would only be an opinion and that would be it. Maybe this will assist your search.

    Agree, good art can titillate the imagination, take one to unexperienced worlds, unexpected places and other times; much like a good book. (smiley© thing)

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    V. Arnold at # 102863 (yesterday) and # 102643 on 23/02/2022

    Pablo Picasso Le pigeon aux petits pois (Pigeon with Peas) – stolen May 20 2010 1911

    I can’t help but to wonder if Picassos’ art is meant to intimidate the viewer….
    …thereby mitigating serious critiques of his works…
    Sorry (not really) but I’m just not impressed…
    Next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and:

    Lame…an incredibly shallow dive, IMO…

    Almost everything you see can be described in a plane which is the ides about ‘Cubism’, the artist using these planes to compose an image on another plane surface of the drawing or painting. How the artist fills the space and uses line, colour, texture, light/dark, positive and negative space within the frame is what art is – a visual message to those who are open to seeing it. Liking or not liking have their parallels in understanding or not understanding that message.

    Art appreciation is unlike engineering where there are right or wrong answers, rather better answers or not so good answers and all the shades of grey that happen between black and white; the exercise of using such qualities to suggest an image within the frame like in today’s offering – an analytical abstraction suggesting an object, movement and if carefully perceived, even sound. These things are always somewhere in successful art, it is up to the viewer to appreciate or not, there are no correct or incorrect answers to be had. Keep on looking, a universe of art awaits your valuable opinion of it.

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    World’s first trillionairs will be the law partners in those firms making first few class action suits, their secretaries the first billionair of that class. May even see the first lawyer in heaven as well. Who knows?

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    R.I.M.
    Maybe lay down the parameters: 1) germane to subject(s) of your postings. 2) informative. 3) comprehensive no ‘flow of consciousness/sequential postings’. 4) for general readership – not for personal or private communication. 5) blather, inanity, profanity, ad hominem free. There may be other bugbears that can be added. Violators will be asked to create their own forum (and see how they fare in their comments) as they will be blocked at your site with further transgression.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 20 2022 #102304
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    Thanks for the chance to give voice to my opinion in conversation, not speaking at but talking with, an art sadly disappearing from current discourse, now given to eye caca provided all to easily by the social medias, fb, twits, YT, etc., all displacing the capacity to effectively communicate. YMMV

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    @ V.Arnold
    Not me, I’m not the one seeing these things for the first time, you are. It just happens the Arnolfini portrait is a moment in time and place, the “Shamrock Tea” is a journey through time, space and perspective from a master storyteller. One augments the other but that is only my conclusion from my interpretation from my unique experience with these artists. It applies to no other and may limit another’s appreciation if given authority. Would prefer not going there if possible; leave that to those who know all about everything.

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