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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #525 on: September 25, 2018, 10:21:31 am »
It is easy to see the one underlying distinction of everything you pointed out, class warfare. Marxist thought lays all your ills at the feet of some 'other'. These 'others' are already in the process of war against you. So you are entitled to self defense. Therefore any violent action you take is justified.

bourgeois, usurpers of the will of the 'Great Masses', or the white patriarchy are all names used to describe this nebulous 'other'. Once you add the Maoism that the 'Great Masses' need education to correct their 'petty bourgeois tendency'. Then you get a well-formed weaponized societal virus to infect individuals.

I would put Marxism-Leninism-Maoism ideology as one of the most destructive products of the human mind up to this point in our history.
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    « Reply #526 on: September 25, 2018, 12:10:37 pm »
    It is easy to see the one underlying distinction of everything you pointed out, class warfare. Marxist thought lays all your ills at the feet of some 'other'. These 'others' are already in the process of war against you. So you are entitled to self defense. Therefore any violent action you take is justified.

    bourgeois, usurpers of the will of the 'Great Masses', or the white patriarchy are all names used to describe this nebulous 'other'. Once you add the Maoism that the 'Great Masses' need education to correct their 'petty bourgeois tendency'. Then you get a well-formed weaponized societal virus to infect individuals.

    I would put Marxism-Leninism-Maoism ideology as one of the most destructive products of the human mind up to this point in our history.

    No doubt about it. Biggest killer of humans in the 20th century was democide. How many of those government enforced killings were linked to this ideology and class warfare?
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    « Reply #527 on: September 25, 2018, 05:19:03 pm »
    I haven't researched it but my guess would be most of them. 
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #528 on: October 21, 2018, 06:36:36 am »
    Destination Star Trek was in Birmingham this weekend so I headed down with my bamboo cannon that shoots diamonds. Got lots of autographs, including one from this man who has never been in Star Trek at all but was a priority for me:



    That's Fred Haise. One of the astronauts from Apollo 13.

    Also got autographs from:
    Gates McFadden, William Shatner, Jeffery Combs, Walter Koenig, Nicole De Boer, Andrew Robinson, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan, Alexander Siddig, Michael Dorn, Vaughn Armstrong,Kate Mulgrew, Rene Auberjonis (plus a drawing of a bucket), Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, Alice Krige, Robert O'Reilly, Chase Masterson.
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    « Reply #529 on: October 21, 2018, 11:42:48 am »
    Squired two events for the local 501st Garrison yesterday. Was up at 5:00 AM local time, didn't get home until after 10:00 PM. Slept until about 10:30 this morning.

    One of the members offered to sew patches onto my suit for me (I haven't touched a needle, thread, or sewing machine since 6th Grade), and I was able to get my stuff to her at the first event yesterday. I should have everything I need for my costume within the week (last component should ship out on Monday), so hopefully I'll be able to actually troop next time instead of squire.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #530 on: October 21, 2018, 12:44:52 pm »
    Destination Star Trek was in Birmingham this weekend so I headed down with my bamboo cannon that shoots diamonds. Got lots of autographs, including one from this man who has never been in Star Trek at all but was a priority for me:



    That's Fred Haise. One of the astronauts from Apollo 13.

    Also got autographs from:
    Gates McFadden, William Shatner, Jeffery Combs, Walter Koenig, Nicole De Boer, Andrew Robinson, Marina Sirtis, Jeri Ryan, Alexander Siddig, Michael Dorn, Vaughn Armstrong,Kate Mulgrew, Rene Auberjonis (plus a drawing of a bucket), Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, Alice Krige, Robert O'Reilly, Chase Masterson.

    Great collection of autographs!    Can you actually read Shatner's?   I managed to get his in 1970 on a playbill  after watching a play he'd starred in.   He came out on stage after,   answered a load of questions (mostly on STAR TREK,  but some on a tv movie he'd done, THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL)  and signed all the playbills.   
    Somewhere I also have James Doohan's autograph --- which is  legible!
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    « Reply #531 on: October 21, 2018, 01:32:01 pm »
    Great collection of autographs!    Can you actually read Shatner's?   I managed to get his in 1970 on a playbill  after watching a play he'd starred in.   He came out on stage after,   answered a load of questions (mostly on STAR TREK,  but some on a tv movie he'd done, THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL)  and signed all the playbills.   
    Somewhere I also have James Doohan's autograph --- which is  legible!

    A lot of the autographs, including Shatner's can't really be read. You can pick out the odd letter here and there, but that's it. I managed to get this autograph from him dedicated and the dedication is readable. Walter Koenig's is much easier to read.
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    « Reply #532 on: October 21, 2018, 03:15:36 pm »
    Fixing the fence that came with the house we just moved into.  Currently taking a break before making a run over to Lowes to buy some more pickets. 
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    « Reply #533 on: October 21, 2018, 08:58:34 pm »
    Went to GA to help my Mom with her house after the hurricane passed 30 miles west of her town.  Other than the top half of a pine tree laying on the roof, almost no damage.  Got her to fly here until power & water is restored to her house.  Closest motels were 90 miles away from her home and availability was spotty at best.
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    « Reply #534 on: October 22, 2018, 08:49:46 am »
    RG - I'm sure you know this, but when you take her home, make sure to check the ceilings for water damage.  Vent boots get knocked easily in such events, and water is insidious stuff.  Glad your mother's safe, though.

    Last weekend, I chased out the second crack in my foundation wall, and this past weekend, I filled with hydraulic cement.

    There's one more spot I'm worried about filling in, then I need to get started on filling in drywall cracks that opened up during raising the floor joist, so I can finish the interior painting by Christmas.

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    « Reply #535 on: October 23, 2018, 07:06:15 pm »
    With all due respect to your considerable progress, you will never - ever be finished.   Ask me how I know.   :facepalm
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    « Reply #536 on: October 23, 2018, 11:49:57 pm »
    *sigh* I know.

    I've got a spreadsheet that proves it...  :facepalm

    It's called "25-year-flip.xlsx" and details all the work that needs to be done to bring the house up to date, while still allowing us to pay off credit cards, and send my son to college (in 14 years, should he so choose).

    Which means that, about the time I finish, it'll be time to start over.  :banghead

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    « Reply #537 on: October 24, 2018, 04:40:22 pm »
    No good deed goes unpunished.  :cool
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    « Reply #538 on: October 24, 2018, 08:02:28 pm »
    Sometimes it is a rough weekend.

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    « Reply #539 on: October 24, 2018, 11:27:34 pm »
     :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #540 on: October 25, 2018, 09:17:36 am »
    You poor bastard.

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    « Reply #541 on: October 25, 2018, 05:40:09 pm »
    Sometimes it is a rough weekend.

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    « Reply #542 on: October 25, 2018, 06:11:48 pm »
    I hate you so much right now. Had to scrape frost off my car this morning.
    We are on the big island at Kona. I am sweating my butt off when not in the water. It is like porn for field biologist here. There was an Indian mongoose running about when I was eating breakfast this morning.

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    « Reply #543 on: October 25, 2018, 06:13:12 pm »
    I hate you so much right now. Had to scrape frost off my car this morning.
    Cut him some slack.  He had to scrape some frost off today as well.


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    « Reply #544 on: October 25, 2018, 06:41:54 pm »
     :rotfl   Its a dirty job but somebody has to do it.   :cool
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #545 on: October 26, 2018, 08:41:55 am »
     :clap

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #546 on: November 08, 2018, 05:47:35 pm »
    Not a weekend, but this morning I helped rescue two kittens from the left shoulder of I-75S, on the way into work.

    With the help of the first guy to stop, a State Patrol unit, a Cobb County cop, and a HERO unit, we got 'em collected (including fishing one out of the front right wheel well of the State Patrol SUV), they're currently in quarantine in my master bathroom.

    Yeah, those videos where the rescued animal instantly turn into bundles of thankful love? That only works with dogs...

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    « Reply #547 on: November 08, 2018, 06:59:11 pm »
    Not a weekend, but this morning I helped rescue two kittens from the left shoulder of I-75S, on the way into work.

    With the help of the first guy to stop, a State Patrol unit, a Cobb County cop, and a HERO unit, we got 'em collected (including fishing one out of the front right wheel well of the State Patrol SUV), they're currently in quarantine in my master bathroom.

    Yeah, those videos where the rescued animal instantly turn into bundles of thankful love? That only works with dogs...

     :rotfl

    I've always had a soft spot for cats. They might not be loveable all the time, but outdoor cats are quite useful where pests are concerned  :thumbup1 .
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    « Reply #548 on: November 08, 2018, 09:51:22 pm »
    Or not.   :coffee 
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    « Reply #549 on: November 09, 2018, 12:58:37 am »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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