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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle October 26 2020 #64866

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    What an absolutely fantastic commentariat today; well done all of you…
    🙂

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2020 #64844

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    But this is the seasonal flu vaccine, not a vaccine against coronavirus.

    Thanks for that: the shit news I get (why I asked you) missed that whole situation…
    Gods be good…news is no longer news… one can only pray the intertubes stay free enough for these communications…………….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2020 #64833

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    @ Boogaloo

    I have read some reports regarding 48 deaths attributed to a CV vaccine in SK.
    What can you tell me about that, anything?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2020 #64831

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    Boogaloo
    Thanks for that.

    The problem is that the vast majority of the people no longer believe in truth. And as they say at the end of the Social Dilemma, once you throw truth out the window, it becomes impossible to have a real conversation, and it becomes impossible to solve real problems.

    There you go; no argument there…
    It’s generally acknowledged it seems, across the world, that the U.S. is in serious decline. Yet nothing changes; full speed ahead into the coming collapse…
    Do those in power/control think they are insulated against the fallout from that looming disaster?
    May the gods help us if that is the case…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2020 #64827

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    @ John Day

    Good vid, Kennedy is of course spot on.
    I’ve been railing for decades about fear; its promulgation by governments; particularly the U.S..
    9/11 was the penultimate master stroke for consolidating a fear based society and government in the U.S.; signed, sealed, and delivered…
    I’ve said, more than once; I have a saying; fear is a thief; do not let it steal from you.
    Never received even one mention about that.
    My view askew from 10,000+ kilometers away is: the U.S. population appears to be mentally ill and impotent against the ruling class (whom, by the way, are not elites), but rather the vilest form of scum…
    The passivity of the majority is stunning under the circumstances, IMO…
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 25 2020 #64807

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    @ Kimo
    “Was I molested. I think so.”

    That’s quite a post; however, I’m not jumping on the band wagon…
    Is it true?
    That is certainly the #1 question; I think Biden is scum; but, lets be careful here…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 24 2020 #64806

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    Why Biden won’t get elected: his daughter, Ashley, says she took “not appropriate showers” with him as a child. There goes the women vote. Many red flags, just ask Tara Reade.

    Okay, very titilating, but is it true?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 24 2020 #64791

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    The following article is very well written and hits on many of the points that I have been making and proposes an explanation for what is going on but be warned it is very unsettling.

    It is an interesting read, as it gives an overview not often seen/written about.
    I found it not to be unsettling because there is nothing really new; its power lies in putting it all together under one roof, so-to-speak.
    Fear is the real boogy man; the main power weilded by those in power…
    I have a saying: Fear is a thief, don’t let it steal from you.
    Thanks for that article…..

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 22 2020 #64692

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    For those who feel compelled to post on the most shallow and insidious of events; do you even understand or consider, the impact of even one such comment in answer to this garbage?
    There is niether time nor space left, to keep this mindless garbage alive……………
    IMHO….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 22 2020 #64690

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    Banksy Show me the Monet 2005

    Banksy is brilliant; his art is a psychological statement of us and our times…
    Of course there are those who can only see worth in $ signs…all the sadder for them…they are always to be on the outside looking in…never to be in

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 20 2020 #64615

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    Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1965

    So, he was an old duffer @ 84yo…
    That explains much about this painting…
    I don’t find it particularly attractive; but then at 75, I’m not either…
    …it’s probably a good look at him; I can’t imagine the life he lived; and how it influenced his view of the world; but surely, vastly different than the life I’ve lived, up to this moment…and my view askew……….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 19 2020 #64613

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    Does anyone know of a -truly- successful contact tracing scheme? Did it work in New Zealand? The problem is obvious here: people don’t remember what they did for the past 14 days.

    Yes. Here in Thailand it has been diligently used as a tool to track down spreaders and their victims. It works; just look at the numbers. Every time we go into a Tesco type store it is required to sign in and give contact information…no problem for us…
    We’re pretty confident it is safe to go out for normal needs and the occasional lunch or diner…
    Most shops are very open to fresh air; unless one opts for an air-con restaurant…we generally don’t…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 19 2020 #64588

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    René Magritte The seducer 1953
    Yesterdays art; I had no idea how to speak to it.
    Magritte is amazing and The Seducer just adds to his intrigue….
    Predictable he’s not…

    Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1907

    …an evolving series it seems…
    Todays compilation is an awesome effort…and very well done, to a very good effect…
    Though I can barely stand to follow the daily torture, delivered daily, across the intertubes………….
    😉

    in reply to: FBI = Disinformation #64576

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    @ V. Arnold
    Stay safe. Don’t step into anything soft.

    Thanks zero; we’re good to go here…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 17 2020 #64558

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    @ zerosum
    Hope that answered your question, which was a good question.
    The situation here is not resolved; the anti-monarch movement is not a new phenomenon, just not previously in the public view;
    normally, only discussed in private…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 17 2020 #64545

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    @ V. Arnold
    Are you hearing anything that we don’t hear?

    I’ve been here through 2 coups, red shirt/yellow shirt demonstrations and violence, and various less serious student demonstrations.
    Plus, one must look at Thailands long history of uphevals. There have been 18(?) coups since the 1932 constitution declaring Thailand a constitutional monarchy.
    To put some context to the present and recent past; most of this happens in Bangkok. Without the news, most of us living outside of BKK would have no idea what, if anything is going on.
    Situation normal; all fouled up…SNAFU
    😉
    I would add that the open (public) challenge to the monarchy is a disturbing, new twist, and may portend future trouble. Neither my wife or myself have seen this before…
    We’ll see…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 16 2020 #64484

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    Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1896

    Bloody hell; he was 15 yo when he painted that!
    As I recall, Rembrandt was another child prodigy creating master works in his teens…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2020 #64474

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    @ Boogaloo

    You (Korea), Tony (Japan) and I (Thailand), all know what we’ve seen work, for more than 200 million of our fellow humans.
    I will not engage in a mask discussion with the naysayers; it’s pointless…
    One observation, regarding masks and mental health issues, seems to be a wholly western problem. Which seems logical given what’s going on in the western sphere; especially in the U.S., France & the U.K.
    It seems there is a collective psychosis sweeping that part of the planet.
    I can’t help but wonder just how much, the failed healthcare systems in the west, have contributed to the overall results…or lack therein…
    Keep on keeping on… 😉

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2020 #64442

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    Looks like we will be in for quite the ride on the downward side of the energy/resource curve.

    Indeed, what a ride…
    Sorry Oxy for my rude response to your post…I do have my moments…fewer and fewer thank the gods…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2020 #64439

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    Va

    For the next 19 days, do pay attention. It’ll be a spectacle unlike anything we know.

    Ya sure; I believe you and will expend a mighty effort to do so…at worst, it will be very bad theatre of the absurd…methinks…but, it’s not easy, watching my country melting down for the last 2 decades, to a violent clown show, in its last throes of existence… 🙁

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2020 #64437

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    What a completely crazy morning that was, going through all this stuff.

    …better thee than me…but thanks for your work… 😉
    I recently cut my news program viewing to twice a day. Reading only trusted authors and always on the look for new ones…

    Jan van Eyck Saint Barbara 1437

    Fascinating work by van Eyck; reminds me of the Tall Book of Fairytales and some of the art/illustrations…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 11 2020 #64320

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    And a video of Abbey Martin speaking with the author:

    Thanks for that MR; very edifying, but my observations of Usians is that they are utterly lost…
    Kept distracted by debt and the entertainment news machine.
    I see no mass understanding or self awareness in operation: just mindless self pity and anger…
    What is frightening is their vulnerability to the man on the white horse…
    As I’ve said before, it’s one of many reasons I left…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 11 2020 #64318

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    Looks like a Hanomag 2/10 PS “Kommissbrot”.

    Great. Thanks Doc; I want one…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 11 2020 #64311

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    Paul Wolff Frankfurt Opera House 1934

    Great photograph; love that little convertable Coupe in the foreground……….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 10 2020 #64285

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    So Facebook is anti – real world harm hey. OMG the temerity of these arseholes. Are these people really coming up with this or have we actually finally lost the battle to machine-learning?

    Facebook? Really?
    Have you no common sense? Common man, get a grip…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 10 2020 #64281

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    Did you notice that the leaf looks kind of dead in this one?

    Damn, forgot that; yes, I did indeed notice…
    Also, your Debt Rattle October 8 2020 featuring Magritte’s Memories, the woman’s eyes look to be open and looking left as well; a view askew is also required…Then there are the 3 eggs in a nest…
    A storey wrapped in an enigmatic mystery, and clues to a ???
    This is kinda fun….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 10 2020 #64279

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    Rene Magritte Memory 1948

    I swear, when I look from a distance, her right eye looks to be open, facing left…
    …and the left eye, spooky, glowing redish…

    The rest of today’s Debt Rattle? A godawful bloody mess; both literally and figuratively…
    I have no idea how you do it Ilargi; but thanks and keep on, keeping on…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 9 2020 #64271

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    This is straight out of the Sermon on the Mount and Krishnamurti.

    I was going to mention Krishnamurti also; he speaks to this often.
    That’s one reason I was so taken by that quote…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 9 2020 #64257

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    Rene Magritte Memory 1948

    Another in the Magritte series; this one 4 years later…1948…
    The green leaf seems the only living object; the woman seems a bleeding statue…
    Even not understanding this series, I’m drawn to it……..

    We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.
    – Louise Glück (2020 Nobel Prize for Literature)

    That’s a pretty powerful statement; I was quite taken by it. It feels to be essentially true…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 8 2020 #64215

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    There are more than two versions

    Son of a gun; had no idea….
    Maybe make a series here; could be very interesting….
    Were they all done during the war years?

    I did poke around but not that much… 🙁

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 8 2020 #64213

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    Rene Magritte Memory 1944

    I won’t pretend to unerstand this painting; I don’t…
    …but the date(1944) stands out as the war years…
    …there are also two versions of this painting…
    …again, I have no idea…
    …fascinating……………..

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 7 2020 #64182

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    Leonardo da Vinci Head of a Woman 1475-80

    I just couldn’t let that da Vinci go unremarked; sublime fits nicely, IMO…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 6 2020 #64137

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    Thailand Rain rates…
    The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain; but here in Thailand it falls wherever, whenever, and however it pleases…….sort of……….
    So, I came up with a rain-o-meter; gauging the degree/rate of rainfall.
    Monk rain = a monk blessing with a whisk doused in holy water…intermittent sprinkles…
    2 monk rain = 2 monks holy water blessing…more sprinkles…
    3 monk rain = 3 monks holy water blessing…almost rain…
    Rain – drops falling that one can hear…
    Cats and dogs…yeah, here too… 😉
    Elephants and tigers…classical tropical rain/downpour…flooding imminent…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 6 2020 #64134

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    Rembrandt van Rijn Old Man Sitting 1631

    …that painting leaves me in awe of human’s potential abilities…
    Rembrandt rules………..we should strive for our own personal excellence…whatever that may be…..
    Should is a caution word; coulda, shoulda, woulda……
    The story of our lives…………….

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2020 #64125

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    I believe it was the Hopi who had a word for a beauty, which defied description; Zot.
    At the time it was applied to a piece of Turquoise…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2020 #64122

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    @V.Arnold: “Dwarf” refers to height, in this context.

    Thanks for the clarification Doc…happy trails…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2020 #64120

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    @ John Day
    Shout out to V.Arnold for useful banana context.

    Thanks. I doubt dwarf is correct for Nam Wah; Nam Wah is a small (half the size [length] of Cavandish) banana; but sweet and full of flavor. My favorite after Hok Mok…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2020 #64096

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    Leonardo da Vinci A Copse of Trees 1508

    How fascinating; and unspeakably beautiful…

    in reply to: How Not To Do Corona #64082

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    It’s interesting how Trump seems to make a mockery of just about everything…

    …and then there is this…

    Science and technocracy will be the death of our society. It’s not a great society on many fronts, but no society is a recipe for a shite-load worse outcomes..

    …indeed…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 3 2020 #64030

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    René Magritte Le Cri du Coeur 1960

    Wow, just wow! I love that Magritte (and many others) but that one just awes me…
    I do hope the best for Trump; mayhaps kharma had a hand in this turn of events…
    😉

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