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« Reply #1470 on: October 26, 2011, 09:50:10 PM »
 
    What strikes me about the "Occupy Boston" crowd is the age disparity. I walk by this crowd every day, and 2/3 appear to be college age, and Boston has no shortage of idealists who have all the answers. Of the remaining third, at least half of them are obviously over 50 and many of them are transparently trying recapture their youth, all that's missing are McGovern signs and "No Nukes" stickers.

    My age group(36) is completely underepresented. Probably less than 15% overall. I largely sympathize with OWS goals and demands...that said, they are achieving nothing in the big picture. Solipsistic and naive. These pawns will continue to elect Wall Street friendly pols, and anybody who thinks the Democratic Party isn't beholden to Wall Street is fooling themself. Matt Taibbi has published many article about Obama's endless connections and ties. And the biggest Dem donors, like a Bill Gates, have sent as many jobs overseas as any crooked Republican fatcat.

     

     

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« Reply #1471 on: October 26, 2011, 10:11:48 PM »

    .....These pawns will continue to elect Wall Street friendly pols, and anybody who thinks the Democratic Party isn't beholden to Wall Street is fooling themself. Matt Taibbi has published many article about Obama's endless connections and ties. And the biggest Dem donors, like a Bill Gates, have sent as many jobs overseas as any crooked Republican fatcat.

The fix is certainly in, isn't it? 
Republicans, Democrats.  It's all just one big party.  And by PARTY I mean hookers and coke.

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« Reply #1472 on: October 26, 2011, 10:28:31 PM »
The fix is certainly in, isn't it? 
Republicans, Democrats.  It's all just one big party.  And by PARTY I mean hookers and coke.
   A party finished with a collective circle jerk, no less. And we're expected to be the housekeeping staff that is supposed to clean their mess, an egg drop soup like substance spewed all over the floor.
     

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« Reply #1473 on: October 26, 2011, 11:08:24 PM »
These pawns will continue to elect Wall Street friendly pols, and anybody who thinks the Democratic Party isn't beholden to Wall Street is fooling themself. Matt Taibbi has published many article about Obama's endless connections and ties. And the biggest Dem donors, like a Bill Gates, have sent as many jobs overseas as any crooked Republican fatcat.

Yes, I was referring to the Democrats as the "right-moderate poolitical machine," which is how they appear to me as an outside observer, and which I must not have conveyed. Certainly, they are as guilty as the Republican machine - maybe more, because they pretend to be something they're not. What is weird to me, too, as an outside observer, is the way in which politics here is framed as a Puritan morality play. In most other countries, politics is seen as a dirty but necessary business. If compromise is required, as it always is in parliamentary systems, it isn't the end of the world. Here, compromise is treated like an evil: "We're all going to go over the cliff! Aaaah!" People believe in their side of the phony divide with abject sincerity and conviction.

Americans tell me that they see what I'm describing, but they've become too cynical to care. Most, as we know, don't even bother to vote. Sadly, turn-out for local elections, which have the most direct effect on our lives, are minimal. Cynicism, however, takes the place of action, whatever our beliefs.


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« Reply #1474 on: October 26, 2011, 11:19:24 PM »
my dreams actually COULD be fulfilled.




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« Reply #1475 on: October 26, 2011, 11:29:47 PM »
Yes, I was referring to the Democrats as the "right-moderate poolitical machine," which is how they appear to me as an outside observer, and which I must not have conveyed. Certainly, they are as guilty as the Republican machine - maybe more, because they pretend to be something they're not. What is weird to me, too, as an outside observer, is the way in which politics here is framed as a Puritan morality play. In most other countries, politics is seen as a dirty but necessary business. If compromise is required, as it always is in parliamentary systems, it isn't the end of the world. Here, compromise is treated like an evil: "We're all going to go over the cliff! Aaaah!" People believe in their side of the phony divide with abject sincerity and conviction.

Americans tell me that they see what I'm describing, but they've become too cynical to care. Most, as we know, don't even bother to vote. Sadly, turn-out for local elections, which have the most direct effect on our lives, are minimal. Cynicism, however, takes the place of action, whatever our beliefs.

     I completely agree and will confess to being pathologically cynical...but I do care, and hold my nose and vote. I've been fascinated by politics since I was young, and I'm the scion of the two most frighteningly apolitical parents imaginable. But I admit, I'm drawn to morbidity, some of my earliest memories are of serial killings(Atlanta Child Murders) international crisis(Iranian Hostage/USSR invading Afghanistan) Terrorism (Mountbatten's murder, Moro's murder)...and politics falls into that dark realm in my purview-and the 1980 Presidential Election is a great place to start.

    Your point about local involvement couldn't be more right. I'm from an area notorious for producing pols...and even here, King Apathy has begun to rule. Roughly a 15% turnout for a local election...and the polling place was desolation row.

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« Reply #1476 on: October 27, 2011, 12:41:40 AM »
     I completely agree and will confess to being pathologically cynical...but I do care, and hold my nose and vote. I've been fascinated by politics since I was young, and I'm the scion of the two most frighteningly apolitical parents imaginable. But I admit, I'm drawn to morbidity, some of my earliest memories are of serial killings(Atlanta Child Murders) international crisis(Iranian Hostage/USSR invading Afghanistan) Terrorism (Mountbatten's murder, Moro's murder)...and politics falls into that dark realm in my purview-and the 1980 Presidential Election is a great place to start.

    Your point about local involvement couldn't be more right. I'm from an area notorious for producing pols...and even here, King Apathy has begun to rule. Roughly a 15% turnout for a local election...and the polling place was desolation row.

Yeah, but is your prostate house in order?

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« Reply #1477 on: October 27, 2011, 01:10:21 AM »
Yeah, but is your prostate house in order?
    Yes...but I expect it to go at any min...whoops.

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« Reply #1478 on: October 27, 2011, 01:51:06 AM »
Saw palmetto futures, man. Forget gold.

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« Reply #1479 on: October 27, 2011, 12:46:28 PM »
anyone interested in co-hosting my podcast with me from time to time?  it would be best if you're someone who doesn't agree with me on much.  send me some audio of your voice. 


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« Reply #1480 on: October 27, 2011, 04:43:46 PM »
MV's avatar!
Where the hell is HAL? Why did he mess with the site?! or did he at all? I hope he's OK.

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« Reply #1481 on: October 27, 2011, 04:57:16 PM »
Where the hell is HAL? Why did he mess with the site?! or did he at all? I hope he's OK.


hal messed with what site?  i'm confused here.

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« Reply #1482 on: October 27, 2011, 05:52:33 PM »
Huh?

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« Reply #1483 on: October 27, 2011, 06:18:27 PM »
Here are 2 complaints (I'm in a whiny mood today).  Why does C2C website always list Friday guest as TBA?  Surely they would have someone booked in advance that they could advertise.  Also, I don't see why we have to wait until Friday to see the next week's lineup of shows.  Can't they do refresh the future lineup more often?   Thanks for letting me air my gripes, insignificant that they are.

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« Reply #1484 on: October 27, 2011, 08:04:11 PM »
Huh?
allow me to explain. when i tried to log into the site on the weekend, it said "women of CG" with a bunch of fat women hugging lol. then your avatar/headshot came up. It didn't make any sense but I didn't see anyone mention it. Now I see MV's avatar with your headshot and I thought it was related.

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« Reply #1485 on: October 27, 2011, 08:34:02 PM »
Here are 2 complaints (I'm in a whiny mood today).  Why does C2C website always list Friday guest as TBA?  Surely they would have someone booked in advance that they could advertise.  Also, I don't see why we have to wait until Friday to see the next week's lineup of shows.  Can't they do refresh the future lineup more often?   Thanks for letting me air my gripes, insignificant that they are.

TBA - 'Tedious Bullshit Anyway'

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« Reply #1486 on: October 27, 2011, 09:02:28 PM »
Here are 2 complaints (I'm in a whiny mood today).  Why does C2C website always list Friday guest as TBA?  Surely they would have someone booked in advance that they could advertise. 
nah, its hard to get guests booked for noory nowadays.
they have to resort to dragging somebody off the street at the last minute on Fridays pretty often...  :P

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« Reply #1487 on: October 28, 2011, 07:29:13 AM »
my dreams actually COULD be fulfilled.


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« Reply #1488 on: October 28, 2011, 03:44:59 PM »
allow me to explain. when i tried to log into the site on the weekend, it said "women of CG" with a bunch of fat women hugging lol. then your avatar/headshot came up. It didn't make any sense but I didn't see anyone mention it. Now I see MV's avatar with your headshot and I thought it was related.
Women of CG?  With a bunch of fat women hugging? 
I'm more confused than I was before. 

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« Reply #1489 on: October 28, 2011, 07:01:38 PM »
Women of CG?  With a bunch of fat women hugging? 
I'm more confused than I was before.

Maybe it was a preview of Leonard Nimoy's new book.  :P

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« Reply #1490 on: October 29, 2011, 04:53:47 PM »
allow me to explain. when i tried to log into the site on the weekend, it said "women of CG" with a bunch of fat women hugging lol. then your avatar/headshot came up. It didn't make any sense but I didn't see anyone mention it. Now I see MV's avatar with your headshot and I thought it was related.

Frys Girl may be Coastgab's version of the town crazy lady with a shotgun ( ;)), but I SAW IT TOO, and I don't drink. 

I don't remember exactly what it looked like, but there were two alternating images flashing on the page.  The first was the one labeled "Women of Coastgab" and had several cut-out photos of large women.  I don't think they were hugging, just haphazardly cut and pasted near each other. 

The second image was the face that used to be in Fort Rock's avatar, which HAL used for awhile, and is now in MV's avatar.  I think there was some odd text at the bottom of the page, that looked like it came from an IM session or something, but it didn't make enough sense to be memorable. 

I'm sure there's some sort of back story to all this.  I just concluded that the site had been hacked by Fort Rock, and judging by only a few of us seeing it, and it not being discussed, it couldn't have been down for more than a few minutes.


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« Reply #1491 on: October 29, 2011, 09:00:19 PM »
I don't remember exactly what it looked like, but there were two alternating images flashing on the page.  The first was the one labeled "Women of Coastgab" and had several cut-out photos of large women.  I don't think they were hugging, just haphazardly cut and pasted near each other. 

Yeah, my harem always hates it when they get outed like that.

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« Reply #1492 on: October 29, 2011, 11:08:08 PM »
I love apple cider ! ! !
no added sugar, preservatives or additives of course ;D

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« Reply #1493 on: October 30, 2011, 09:37:05 PM »
hal didn't do anything.


curtis and i were doing some maintenance work on the forum the other night, and we decided to hack the forum ourselves.  yes, i think i'm probably the only website administrator in the world who does these things deliberately to his own website.  sometimes i'm bored.


if you'd like to see a video capture of the hack, view the attached video clip.




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« Reply #1494 on: October 30, 2011, 09:37:24 PM »
 
     These "freak" snowstorms in the Northeast are CLEARLY the work of CIA/Gov't trying to disrupt the OWS movement. They're using weather-altering machines, like the Chineseses did for the 2008 Olympics...man.

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« Reply #1495 on: October 30, 2011, 09:46:37 PM »
These "freak" snowstorms in the Northeast are CLEARLY the work of CIA/Gov't trying to disrupt the OWS movement. They're using weather-altering machines, like the Chineseses did for the 2008 Olympics...man.

So that was you on C2C last night!

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« Reply #1496 on: October 30, 2011, 10:35:54 PM »
So that was you on C2C last night!
     Far out man..and they did it on the 40th anniversary of Duane Allman's murder via the CIA as an extra kick in the nuts.
     The Man killed all of our rock stars,man...even John Denver, man.

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« Reply #1497 on: October 30, 2011, 10:46:12 PM »
hal didn't do anything.


curtis and i were doing some maintenance work on the forum the other night, and we decided to hack the forum ourselves.  yes, i think i'm probably the only website administrator in the world who does these things deliberately to his own website.  sometimes i'm bored.


if you'd like to see a video capture of the hack, view the attached video clip.
nice work.

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« Reply #1498 on: October 31, 2011, 04:22:54 AM »
nice work.
Thanks. We were very pleased with ourselves.

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« Reply #1499 on: October 31, 2011, 04:29:14 AM »
     Far out man..and they did it on the 40th anniversary of Duane Allman's murder via the CIA as an extra kick in the nuts.
     The Man killed all of our rock stars,man...even John Denver, man.
I thought John Denver was high and didn't fill up the gastank before he took off? His death was a hit or is this sarcasm E.C.? :D