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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle June 9 2024 #160873
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    maybe consider, Međugorska Gospa

    Americans butcher that word, so the ear hurts listening to them trying to pronounce it, but are capable to argue to death with the people of Medjugorje as how they should conduct their daily affairs.
    Me (me) dju (as Julie) gor (gor) je (yes)

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    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2024 #160509
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    Kevin O’Leary – an epitome of a D-bag living large.
    When in hotel, for me the “Shark tank” would be the choice when the TV is on. People with even the most lame invention were more lively to me than “panel” of moneyed assholes who were making the process as a soft version of “longest dance contest” during the Depression era, being forced to go through insulting loops in order to promote the product.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 2 2024 #160229
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    I think that four years of JFK J’s voice would drive me nuts, while it would not be, at all, about the sound of his voice.
    Similarly, I am pretty close to that with Trump’s rearranging of a few dozen words that he’s got in his library.

    Time to raise banana flag indeed.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 15 2024 #150449
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 22 2023 #148977
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    Art today
    Dora just realized that another woman in rascal’s life is not going away.
    Her face is disintegrating in utter anguish, and soon to expand into last remnants of her dignity – carefully combed hair and the fancy hat. I newer knew that eyes rendered “like that” can express state of emotion so powerfully.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148946
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    Oh, and one more thing

    Why have I read about Communists/Marxists working on infiltrating and guiding labor groups into communist lines of thinking?

    Coming from one constantly whining how he felt unappreciated and, I suspect, exploited at his work. Pure Marx. His message is that “job creator” is not your friend. One that is, as I pointed earlier, “drives the same car as you do” and is considered a colossal looser as defined by the “system”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148944
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    Marxists wait standing right at the finish line for the people who have done the work to hand them the baton.

    Now, have you read my comment way above re “International brigades” in Spanish civil war and who organized independent resistance to Nazi occupation in WWII?
    Who was killed in the battles, by the millions, defending Soviet Union against German occupation. As a matter of fact, do you quietly chuckle in joy knowing that so many of “them” were disappeared?
    That looks like waiting at the end of the line to you?
    Now…… I am talking about the people with mind set and world view understanding of eighty years ago.
    Just like mind set of a GI who landed in Normandy is not the same of GI in Afghanistan or Syria. To help you out, you know.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148932
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    Communism/socialism.
    Failed experiments.
    But why the elite so so still afraid of it?
    Because, even failed idea is still an idea – idea, in simplest term, that handful of people can not own everything.
    And that is what that handful wants to eradicate. Forever.
    Workers willingly “forgot” the heroes of the past who gifted them 8 hour work day and free weekend. Because to remember them was too “hammer and sickle” for their refined souls while there is a possibility that “a $million” is waiting for each of them just around the corner.
    So… no effort for the elite to “help even further”. Thus corrupted unions allowed and for mostly government workers with exuberant salaries compared to private sector. Envy and divide.
    Economical success of the post war American capitalism led easily to lot of “free and idle time” for many of young of that era. Disguised as “freedom” it was really lifestyle of laziness and immature ideas, hastily based on Marx (movie “Zabriskie point” comes to mind), which all came as a god given to elite’s effort to declare: “See, that’s your fucking Marx!”, while in reality it was: “Keep your hands of my loot!”
    That “freedom” in passing years transformed itself into all kinds “movements” each one outdoing the other in idiocy and stupidity, but again god given to be labeled as “Left” just because some idiots wear the T-shirts with Che, hammer and sickle or Red Star image. Even if we agree, OK, that may be the real new Left , message created was clear, for those who want to look between the lines: “Do not question that country is turning into oligarchy and that you’re being robbed blind, unless you want those lunatics in our place”.
    Notice how in South America, some botched form of socialism and nationalization is put in place as the only way to keep the greedy hands from the North to loot the country’s resources. Those countries are endlessly vilified in the media and had a willing recipients in gen pop of the USA. Talking about indoctrination!

    And, that is the story behind “Marx”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148924
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    Sharpie is Shorpy

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148923
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    Yemen to send soldiers to Gaza.
    Which brings thoughts to “international brigades” in Spain’s civil war.
    Almost all of them mobilized, organized and staffed by the communists.
    Good number of them were the sons from wealthy families of the region. Youth that went to Vienna to study, just to return home with “new ideas” aside from the degree in chosen field. They left comfortable life of luxury, great careers and exchange that for the smell of gun smoke on barricaded streets.
    Few years later hose who survived were, almost exclusively, organizers of independent resistance movements against the Nazis.
    But hurt? Of course you are.
    Bear in mind that over eight decades ago an idea of communism/socialism was a view on Marxism as a real antidote to brutal world that Sharpie lived in (visit the site that TAE introduced me to and check on the “kid”), C. Dickens written about in his fiction stories and Marx expressed through scientific method and charts. Some of the charts show a “family income” contributions from parents down to the six years old child. Later offered great and correct criticism of the brutal system but, alas, could not offer the solution that nobody could.
    I have written before, the Left, real Left, fought in those turbulent times so you can today sit on your comfortable chair and write shit about them. In return the elite obliged to your wishes engineered and served you the “Left” of your imagination that you apparently love – you know, LGB…degenerates, antifa and what-nots.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148922
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    @JSR
    Croatians that live at coastal part of the country won a jack-pot after the establishment as independent country. Tourism and skyrocketing property values makes that part of the land as true western Europe that they joined. Inland, with the exception of the capital Zagreb, not so much where living lingers on borderline despair.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148916
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    Quotation symbol got switched.
    Ahh, well….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 21 2023 #148915
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    …re. olive oil; evoo can indeed be used to saute/brown onions and other veggies…

    Absolutely true.
    Not sure how are you confident if the oil that you purchase/use where you live is true evoo. I was to write a long story, but “Food industry commercials” X-clip above came to my rescue. Sense of regret is a daily feature in shopping, knowing that what one gets is not the real thing despite paying the high price for it. According to Dr D, not to worry, Invisible hand of market lends its justice to cheaters. After all there is FDA to protect us!
    Small trivia:
    Novak Djokovic exclusively purchase his olive oil from the producer on Croatian island Brach (h added to help the proximate pronunciation). The type of oil similar or the same that I remember as real evoo.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148888
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    ….extra virgin is the oil from the first pressing

    True, but also “funny”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148881
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    Jimmy Dore’s sad fatherly eyes just by listening to this lunatic, who would not stop talking BTW, –priceless.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148875
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    ….it’s not butter”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148874
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    @WES and others interested.

    The processing of vegetable oil in commercial applications is commonly done by chemical extraction, using solvent extracts, which produces higher yields and is quicker and less expensive. The most common solvent is petroleum-derived hexane.

    As JSR pointed out, olive oil is cold pressed and that’s it. Unrefined coconut.oil too and is solid at the room temperature. Avocado oil is extracted under slightly higher temperature but is still considered cold pressed.
    Lard and real butter are also good for cooking.
    Avoid oils featured above and “I can’t believe it’s a butter”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148851
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    Art today.
    In many of his paintings Hopper feature, still, sexually attractive women but those assets hardly gets utilized – either by them being alone or by the presence of a unsuitable partner, like in this one. People in his work exist as in some Kafkaesque world of detachment and loneliness.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148846
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    @ VP
    Blah…blah…………
    Me:
    Oh-oh.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148845
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    Cashew of Pirangi photo.
    Aside from the majestic tree, worth noticing is triangular plot right above it. From what I can see given the open paths between the structures, it contains shops and small businesses. Absence of a large parking lot to serve it and very little car accommodations elsewhere on the photo tells me that those people are “preped”, living low key and in better position than “homeless living in the car” that is becoming a feature lifestyle to stay in here..
    But………..Boo-hoo, poor slobs living in 15 minute city.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 20 2023 #148840
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    From yesterday.
    John Day posts X-clip with

    Pfizer completes $43 Billion acquisition of Seagen on Dec.14, 2023 – becomes largest oncology company to treat most TURBO CANCERS caused by mRNA Vaccines – deep dive into the sinister aspects of this very bizarre deal.

    Bit after, Veracious Poet comes with:

    Maybe there’s hope, after all…

    Chick broke with her boyfriend of 5 years, world shattering moment, after finding out that he is a commie!

    Hoooh, thanks God!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 19 2023 #148798
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    @John Day
    Interesting how our “after-hours” activities, meditation club in your case, “affects” some of our perceptions.
    Your recent recommendation to incorporate Tibetan chant into rap beat and now seeing the painted figure as in self-composed meditative stance are small samples.
    Not a biggie, just a harmless observation.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 18 2023 #148747
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    @John Day
    No amount of sunlight can jolt the lady out of state of nothingness and lonely despair. Far away from the “feeling refreshed”, but not because holding cup of coffee or energetic arms stretch, as in some commercials, is missing .

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 17 2023 #148673
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    If only that simple.
    More impressionable than the book it is even more hart-warming than “Scrooge” for this year’s festive season.
    The “device” design, with that 50’s mind set, was exactly what I expected.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 16 2023 #148612
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    Art today.
    Hopper’s masterpiece, treasure trove to study. Characters in the painting are in the waiting room where the hotel clerk is momentarily absent (but look as if forever) and pictorially replaced by the ghostly spot on the wall by the light of non-descriptive e source.
    Older, well dressed couple convey unease about them. Gentlemen, while presenting a features of someone from the portrait paintings hanging in the city halls, still looks so “ordinary” in this painting, while wife appears to be tad as sub-servant to him as her body language demonstrates.
    Young attractive woman (Hopper’s wife as a model) will spend the night by herself.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 15 2023 #148504
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    @John Day – from yesterday.
    What I meant was: We are doomed as a country. Individual paths that each of us may take is a different story.
    I am fully aware that my thoughts are not congruent with many of those on the TAE panel, but one thing that I am sure of – we all know blatant criminality when we see it. Staunch partisanship blinded my bro-in-law.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 14 2023 #148474
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    That X-video clip above; “If the Trump wins……..”
    Last night we had family get together. Brother-in-law that came from another state is everything that “good America” is all about – non-cheater business-intelligent, genuinely hard working and deservedly successful.
    He’s got just all the vacc- boosters required due to extensive travelling. He voted for Biden-Kamla ticket in 2020, but by now I thought that he must have figured out the error of his judgement. No way. He started to parrot exact the same words as in the video clip. It was restaurant setting to argue, but even in the privacy of home I figured out that he’s lost case.
    With tens or even hundreds of thousands like him across the country I realized that we’re doomed.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 14 2023 #148449
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    Not sure if somebody had posted this before. Worth of repeating if so.
    Scroll down to video link, David Webb’s gift to us.
    Humanity is, kind of, circling around the drain hole.

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2023/12/12/the-great-taking-documentary-exposes-the-greatest-crime-ever-contemplated/#more-323233

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 13 2023 #148397
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    Arthur Berman: “Shale Oil and the Slurping Sound”
    Could have been, as easily, a giant meteorite hurling toward the Earth.

    jb-hb: Arthur Berman hates the humanity!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 12 2023 #148317
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    Art today.
    Compositional dynamic of the building curve acts a reverse Zoom-in bringing the viewer to inspect the space where nothing extraordinary ever happened. Draft that moved the curtain is the only other presence in the room.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 10 2023 #148181
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    Art today.
    Dali observed that humans have bones under the skin, unlike on Dec 6 piece.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 10 2023 #148180
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    @WES – from yesterday.

    The Russians were good people trying to survive in a brutally rotten system.
    And the system was rotten to the core.

    True, but that system that you’ve experienced was at the other side of the globe and long gone. I am not downgrading your observation but I may say people many times “see what they like to see”, given that 80’s were special with exceptional anti-Soviet propaganda – rendered in so many movies. Solzhenitsyn, badly needed to aid the frenzy, was “discovered” in that decade, as lack would have it.
    What brought that system down, for the most part, was method of employment that was based on quota and ranking in the waiting list in the unemployment office – aka next in line gets the job and seniority status later on while employed.
    Key industries were immune to that method – AK47 was not invented by “the first in line”
    What I am baffled about most of you is your absolute refusal to recognize huge faults in the system that you live in.
    Ever been south of the border? Seen that poverty? Five year old kids in whee hours at the border crossing washing your windshields and selling chewing gums? About to be replicated in here, but please do not tell me that their “communist system” (that you would love to be so, with the glee) is being transferred to our shores.
    Can we agree that the system is custom tailored for the psychopaths to ultimately “make it”, not only money-wise but also to become policy makers? Sure there are small mom-and-pop enterprises but their owners drive the “same car as their employees” – to use ultimate unit of measure of human worth so ingrained in the country. What happened to those businesses compared to the big guys during the Covid madness?
    System is not only about “my business is good so life is good” but “how can I destroy my competitor?”, and grow for the sake of growth. Entire factories unbolted and moved to third world countries for even more growth.
    Somebody’s misfortune is someones gain became prevalent business model. Remember the “real estate bus tours” during the recent housing crash? Occupants were blind to the scattered furniture at the front lawn but had the keen eye on their potential prize. How that can be healthy society?
    Society where anywhere where one wants to venture into there is a middle man check point with extended hand, despite “the fact” that we live in a “free market society”?
    Society when car salesman calls you his best friend and is taken without cringe.
    Dr D’s world is full of rainbow win-win hand shakes and smiles with true merit winning in the angel-singing glory, and yet,
    Nikola Tesla ended destitute in a NY hotel room. And many others. How is that possible? Was he “stupid” and not cunning enough?
    I could go on….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 9 2023 #148156
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    @WES
    Garden plots in as another example on “why socialism doesn’t work”.

    Your “story” is bit of a stretch hinting that majority of people are really lazy – not that some do not exist.
    Most likely scenario is that slacker(s) would be scolded by the group. Most of the food if not all comes from those plots
    and there is no luxury for fooling around.
    Just in case and to “make you happy”, people in the Soviet Union had their own dacha sand plot of land.
    Not once, on occasional TV watching, I had seen report that some unused plot of land, here in the US, was cultivated by the neighborhood and all sun burn participants looked rather happy in front of camera.
    Also while ago I’ve read somewhere, that any small successful company (approximate quote) “has a proverbial guy who wears brown pants bit short, white sneakers and light blue shirt who does all the key work but is kept unseen while Newsom-like flashy presents the product to the public for double the salary.
    How about the “socialism” arrangement between soldiers waiting in the trenches for enemy assault?
    Speaking of war, Russian weapon production is not in the private hands but rather a State enterprise.
    Even the most hart-warming company success story often starts with: “OK, I am gonna start my dream so the first order of things to find some chumps whom I am gonna pay next to nothing…and continue doing that as long as can” or “I am gonna partner with this guy and figure out how to fuck him up later when things starts to happen…”. All with plenty real life samples and not like your “story”.

    How the humanity survived all those thousands of years?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 9 2023 #148127
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    Kultsommer: I don’t understand.

    That’s what I think too.
    You do have admiring audience, so keep writing your nonsense.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 8 2023 #148081
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    Sifting through comments on Kunstler’s blog today.

    Here is the one by ugly stupid American:

    Many many moons ago I was traveling in the Soviet Union. They had bread stores in the USSR. To compare one such to a boulangerie in France would be a mistake, of course, and the name of a bread store in Russia is not near as melifluous as boulangerie; it fact, it sounds more like clearing your throat (seriously).

    Some good observations re post-Soviet collapse

    They had a lower standard of living, no suburbia. They “fell” from 5 feet, not 35 feet.
    Also, without understating the degree of the “disaster” that afflicted Russia and the former USSR in the mid/late 1990s, which was probably as bad or worse than the Great Depression in the US, the “fall” of Soviet Russian citizens was from a much lower point than it would have been for Americans in 1993 or 2023.

    They had a lower standard of living, no suburbia. They “fell” from 5 feet, not 35 feet.

    Dimitry Orlov points out that even after the USSR was destroyed, Russians still had a right to housing (although the mobs took to killing babushkas for their apartments), they still had public transportation, and they still had their dachas to grow food in the summer. We now know from this SMO that the Soviet legacy also provided them with electricity and railroads.

    Americans have none of that.

    Ponder.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 8 2023 #148074
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    If Dr D had been born in Soviet union he would have been unquestionable apparatchik and promoter of the system. Parroting the theoretical definition of the system is not the debate. That’s what apparatchiks do.
    jb-hb. Get of the Marx’s dick.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 8 2023 #148070
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    tboc – from yesterday:

    “…………..he that knows enough is enough will always have enough”. ………….

    Vintage lady with the side glance sly smile while holding the cup of coffee:
    That runs contrary to anything that capitalism (that we know it) is all about. But you guys know that already. Right?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 7 2023 #148001
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    If one feel like throwing up a bit today:

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    @WES
    – from yesterday’s comment
    I know all of that.
    The thing is that twat is neither old nor poor.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 6 2023 #147999
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    @WES – from yesterday’s comment
    I know all of that.
    The thing is that twat is neither old nor poor.

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