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I just posted this in the politics section... as I look into the future (which happens to be my profession) I'm not seeing much light... not hereabouts anyway... there is light - Canada, the Pope, some Scandinavian countries, Holland's use of microfarming, Iceland's environmentalism, and so forth - really there is a lot of good and even just ordinary places and people, and my...
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thebeliever:
I agree with a lot of this, unfortunately. It's hard not to feel like we're a country in decline when Trump not only wins, he clearly represents a lot of people who "think" just like him. But... a lot can change in 25 years; and this negativity (Trumpism) will invite its own reaction; stay tuned. And have a happy New Year!
oldernow:
@thebeliever I sure hope it does spark more than a RE-action -- what is needed is for a PRO-active left.  I am aware that there are problems with pure socialism as well--there are always problems with any system because it has to dehumanize individuals in order to impose some general sense of order or cultural identity.  Even so, when the Left has been pro-active (e.g. the Wobblies, and later the SDS) then it has made the Right re-active, and since that orientation is re-actionary to begin with, it tends to neutralize the extremes.  We almost tipped the balance in the 60s but there was too much unacknowledged personal ass-saving in the Vietnam anti-war movement and that selfishness eventually eroded the movement.  The civil rights movement fared a little better, but--since I had the honor to know many of the major players--there was a lot of infighting and selfishness there as well--otherwise there would have been a clear successor to King, which would have held the course.  // so yeah, I think that a lot can happen in 25 years--but as to whether it leads to unification or a schism remains to be seen. 
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a modern Appalachian hobo, 'in for the winter'... this woman has seen some hard, hard times... but she's found a life and hopefully it won't kill her

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--the two women are Lucius-- check 'em out... their version of Uncle John's Band is legit

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ferkixlll:
Such is Life.
lidryem:
hahahaha
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Yesterday I had the occasion to share this with a young friend. For those of you who remember Michael Jackson's "Thriller" you may recognize these moves. Bob Fosse did this in 1974; Thriller etc. happened in 1982...

ferkixlll:
Did he get credit in the Thriller credits?
oldernow:
@ferkixlll I wouldn't know, never been able to watch it for that long...
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ferkixlll:
Well at least I'm well marinated for a good vindaloo.
lidryem:
S2
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now chil'ren, THIS is how to play the blues:

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oldernow:
https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6414013696/h8C82EC3B/
oldernow:
@panther289 testify - even hearing a very young Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady absolutely *kill* Hesitation Blues does not show that music has improved these many decades... but then before the blues there was.... military band music and banjos ... 
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I see that's the (a?) topic ... calls to mind the worse thing i never bought... many years ago my wife had just entered grad school and we were on break down in New York City. As we walked past a gallery window there was a little crappy painting in the window, and this voice in my head started shouting "buy it! buy it!!" Now...
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griffxx:
Oh wow....
ferkixlll:
Bummer. Like when I was a kid: one could have bought most towns around here for a case of rum. When you had to scape to get a 6 pack of cheap beer.
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our two semi-feral cats seem oddly cautious around her...

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oldernow:
@wizard0 yikes! the rest of that story could be pretty ... breathless... (I've been sprayed once and I don't think my body was wiling to breathe in for two days... i mostly stood in the shower ....
wizard0:
It never sprayed her.  Weirdest thing.
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Shall man, whose soul is set in the royalty of discernment and resolve, deny his rank and say, I am an onlooker, ask no choice or purpose of me? That is the blasphemy of this time. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. Let us contradict the blasphemy, and help to will our own better future and the better future of...
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ferkixlll:
Why does the old National Lampoon song "Deteriorata" keep running through my brain?