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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Pearl Who? 7 December 1941, + 70




HAT TIP: DOUG

147 comments:

  1. Yes, the USS Arizona is still leaking 'Bunker-C' oil. I just looked it up.


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  2. Interesting and ironic ending to the previous post.

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  3. Allen, sweetie, how many DD-214s do you have?

    allen ?

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/11644900839344295354

    OR allen?

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/15605114251615293411

    Having a Peter Boston moment?

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  4. One of those profiles will disappear by morning.

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  5. Just another fucking loser.

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  6. oppositionresearchWed Dec 07, 12:52:00 AM EST

    Jenny, If I have ever offened you, I am so, so sorry. Whoooeee!!

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  7. :)

    I hope I haven't offended either.
    ------

    Here we go - this is western individualism -

    There is a passage in the Old French "Queste del Saint Graal" that epitomizes the true spirit of Western man. It tells of a day when the Knights of Arthur's court gathered in the banquet hall waiting for dinner to be served. It was a custom of that court that no meal should be served until an adventure had come to pass. Adventures came to pass in those days frequently so there was no danger of Arthur's people going hungry. On the present occasion the Grail appeared, covered with a samite cloth, hung in the air a moment, and withdrew. Everyone was exalted, and Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, rose and suggested a vow. "I propose," he said, "that we all now set forth in quest to behold the Grail unveiled." And so it was that they agreed. Then there comes a line that, when I read it, burned itself into my mind. "They thought it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group. Each entered the forest at the point that he himself had chosen, where it was darkest, and there was no way or path."

    from J. Campbell "Thou Art That" published after he died

    No synagogue, no church, no mosque, just the individual and the chosen open road, there where the forest is darkest.


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  8. So there is an allen from November 2006 and an allen from September 2011. What does that prove?

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  9. I was Rufus, before I was Rufus II.

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  10. I never did understand just why you became Rufus II when Rufus still seemed fully functioning, but, really, 'tis none of my business.

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  11. No, it wasn't. I lost my password. (and, my old computer was shooting craps.) Anyway, it was easier to become Rufus II than to mess with it.

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  12. It's a fitting profile, as it gives no information about the 'person' whatsoever.

    That is because, as a member of a group, in his case that of the Jews, which he emphasizes o so much, there is no person and he really has no identity outside that group.


    There is no 'allen', so, the profile is accurate.

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  13. You know I have my tongue in my cheek a bit.

    One trouble about a truly pure western individual, which never did nor can exist, certainly doesn't today, is it disregards the human need and desire for some sort of community.

    I suppose the best that can be hoped for is a rhythm between solitude and society.

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  14. I can now report that large quantities of Old Charter do Not cure the flu.

    It does, however, make it more bearable.

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  15. We're rembering Rufus I, anon0, you dolt.

    III was recently christened, remember?

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  16. I forget which boat Uncle Rufus was on...

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  17. :)

    Some things Never change, Doug. It's Still the West Virginia.

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  18. There's something almost preternatural about the birth of Rufus III, something almost miraculous.

    And I don't recall Rufus even telling us he was preggers, and it all happened so quickly, such a rapid gestation.....

    I've often wondered who the father is.....


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  19. Color Footage of Tokyo Firebombings

    LeMay had them take out all the guns except the tailgunner, reduce fuel to minimum, fly at 7,000 feet, all to maximize the bomb load.

    Pieces of houses were seen at 7,000 feet, carried by the updrafts from the firestorm, 17 sq miles and 84,000 killed in one night.

    Bombs would come apart at 1,000 feet, resulting in 31 mini firebombs.

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  20. LeMay figured 7,000 was too high for automatic weapons, and too low for AA fuses to be set...

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  21. Japanese started depopulating cities, and Japanese Fighters were hoarded to be used in the expected battle for the Japanese mainland.

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  22. Doug, I added you link topside.

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  23. What is a "Peter Boston" moment?

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  24. RIP to the "Greatest Generation"

    Gosh, I just looked and I'm still alive. Does that mean the prophetic jenny/Trish isn't? We can but hope :-)

    The deal is still on until the close of business Friday, etc. Today, I will be in my office until 13:00 EST, as I expect Carl will be in his. Give us a call and place that bid. :-)

    Jenny is Trish, as any fool would know. Her ignorance of all things military is truly amazing for one supposedly married to a Marine colonel. I have heard of SEAL wannabes, but scumbag wannabes...Wow!

    I'll write this slowly for jenny and T: The "DD-214" is a package having PAGES, each with its own message (think of a book...hmm...OK...forget the book...). You can only have one, although pages can be filled in over many years (they are not like purses or shoes). On discharge, unless specifically requested, only a brief cover page is supplied the veteran.

    "The wrath of the loin is the wisdom of God."
    ___Blake

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  25. jenny said...
    Allen, sweetie, how many DD-214s do you have?

    allen ?

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/11644900839344295354

    OR allen?

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/15605114251615293411

    Having a Peter Boston moment?

    Wed Dec 07, 12:33:00 AM EST



    Yes, this is Trish.

    ...still haven't gotten the hang of that link thingee have ya, Girlie?

    The only thing certain about your post is that Google is as incompetent as you.

    Now, I really must hit the road.

    You have a blessed day, as we Southerners are wont to say :-))))

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  26. Yes, this is Trish.

    ...still haven't gotten the hang of that link thingee have ya, Girlie?

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    Roger that

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  27. What's up with the Toy Dog BBQ?

    Practice for the Joos?

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  28. Doug, Roger this:

    Fuck you!

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  29. I'd rather fuck her, thank you.

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  30. I too want to know what a Peter Boston moment is.

    It ain't Trish.

    Only three sundowns till the Sabbath, thank G-d.

    Then allen can go group up again, away from the loneliness of the shaman's roar.

    Maybe he can ask his rebbe to explain the 'Jewish' outlook on slander to him. Before he chews his own tongue.

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  31. Deuce said...
    So there is an allen from November 2006 and an allen from September 2011. What does that prove?

    Wed Dec 07, 01:11:00 AM EST



    You have had your moments with those folks who administer platforms, I am sure. Some years ago, they just up and wiped out thousands of posts on my record. About everyother year, now, I discover that I just started blogging and have 22 posts.

    The question remains, as you pointed out: so what? Moreover, I have NEVER bothered to do a user profile. Like past life experiences, profiles tend to inflate, e.g. everyone seems to have been Napoleon in a past life. Oh, well...

    One of Trish's great weaknesses is her inability to find a thesis and systematically develop it. She writes as she texts, in all probability. Unlike T, Trish has not cultivated the vacuous cut and paste technique of annoyance. Neither are original but, then, who is? I guess it is the degree of disingenuity and the obliviousness to how stupid that looks that is troubling.

    It is amuzing that jenny uses "sweetie" and "hon" as pejuratives. I'm from DEEP in Dixie. That means I get called those things one hundred times a day. Sometimes, I am flattered :-)

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  32. Doug,

    Thanks for the tribute to this anniversary.

    Wake Island: Dec 7-23, 1941

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  33. Allen: Unlike T, Trish has not cultivated the vacuous cut and paste technique of annoyance.

    On the eve of Rosh Hoshana, 2012, G-d willing, you will ask forgiveness for that remark, and you are already forgiven.

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  34. Deuce,

    apropos


    ...unrelated...Watch Gorbachev, today. He may be a genuine hero, after all. Putin has some hard choices to make - a new election at the top of the list.

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  35. Allen: I'll write this slowly for jenny and T: The "DD-214" is a package having PAGES...

    Allen, we already moved on to other things about five seconds after the first time you dumped the results of your search engine query:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=dd-214+format

    Maybe in the afterlife we'll have time to do this, but in this world, the clock is ticking.

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  36. The character that allen is writing is having a meltdown.

    Lost in the cul-de-sac.

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  37. PHOENIX (KPHO) -

    A suspected human smuggler who has been deported 14 times was among a group of illegal immigrants arrested Monday night in Arizona, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

    Juan Ramos-Alegria was most recently arrested one week ago in Colorado, MCSO said.

    Five suspected illegal immigrants, including Ramos-Alegria, were apprehended without incident.

    Sheriff's investigators said the immigrants had paid anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 each to be smuggled into the U.S. Those arrested reported to be heading to Arkansas and Georgia as their final destination, MCSO said.

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  38. Other Targets on December 7

    Attack at Pearl Harbor, 1941
    The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan.
    Behind them they left chaos, 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships. In one stroke the Japanese action silenced the debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Nazi terror.

    Approximately three hours later, Japanese planes began a day-long attack on American facilities in the Philippines. (Because the islands are located across the International Dateline, the local Philippine time was just after 5 AM on December 8.)
    Farther to the west, the Japanese struck at Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand
    in a coordinated attempt to use surprise in order inflict as much damage as quickly as possible to strategic targets.

    Although stunned by the attack at Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Fleet's aircraft carriers, submarines and, most importantly, its fuel oil storage facilities emerged unscathed. These assets formed the foundation for the American response that led to victory at the Battle of Midway the following June and ultimately to the total destruction of the Japanese Empire four years later.

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  39. Teresita said...
    Allen: Unlike T, Trish has not cultivated the vacuous cut and paste technique of annoyance.

    On the eve of Rosh Hoshana, 2012, G-d willing, you will ask forgiveness for that remark, and you are already forgiven.



    Your constant display of lack of any real knowledge of anything Jewish is a reminder of why we all know what you really are...

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  42. Same can be said of your knowledge of the Islamic, PR man for Allah.

    Your peoples share so many cultural treats that false assumptions are running rampant amongst the Christian whirled.

    Which is why I always reference the opinions of people on the ground, in the Levant, or in Europe, when discussing Zionism and Israel.

    Passing on the religious dogma discussions, focusing upon the policies presented by the politicos in the target areas, instead.

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  43. Since, for me, religion is not the issue.

    Actions trump rhetoric or beliefs dearly held, but hypocritically applied.

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  44. Ms Schultz, a spokesperson for Mr Obama, and a Congresswomen from Florida, is telling US that no administration in US history has ever provided so much direct aid, to Israel.

    The US funding the Iron Dome defense system, at a cost of hundreds of millions.

    Over $3 billion per year in direct aid.

    She tells US that the GOP is lying about Mr Obama and the support for Israel that the US has provided during his tenure.

    Imagine that Ms Schultz believes Ms Glick's claims, mentioned just yesterday, are without foundation.

    I do think, from what she said and the way she said it, that Ms Schultz is a self identifying member of US Jewry.

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  45. DR and the "character allen"

    ...sorry to disappoint...I've never needed an avatar or a stage name. I am, in fact, allen...

    Allen is readily reached, day or night. He has served on legislative committees and on the board of his synagogue, among other things. Allen has no fear of vermin - virtual or on two-four legs.

    Now, if you should hatch some "Ranger-lite" clever plot, ala former Captain Lisa Nowak, USN, I have to tell you that I am, during the work day, never more than 1/4" from help - at night, 18".

    Bond Arms

    current Sweetie

    You, too have a blessed day, whoever you are.

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  46. What you write, is either a characterization, or you're really nuts.

    Giving you the benefit of doubt, I assumed it a character.

    Sorry.

    ;-)

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  47. I'd hate to think that it is a real soul, lost in that cul de sac.

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  48. Protesters across Russia march against Vladimir Putin's ruling party following allegations of official vote-rigging in last weekend's Duma elections.


    By Fred Weir,

    Moscow was uncommonly tense Wednesday, with tens of thousands of riot police patrolling the streets and helicopters buzzing overhead, while opposition leaders promised more flash-mob-type demonstrations to protest alleged official vote-rigging in last weekend's bitterly contested Duma elections.

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  49. The US, through Mrs Clinton's rhetoric, leading the charge of election fraud, in Russia.

    Will we have to resort to ...

    ... Sabotage and Sanctions?

    Would that be sufficient, against Russia?

    Will the Afghan heroin trade need to be further subsidized?

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  50. We could always subsidize the Russian rebels, those Islamic freedom fighters, in Chechnya.

    Surely there are other ethnic or religious subsets, as well, others that would use subterfuge and sabotage to destabilize Putin's regime in Russia.

    Creating a civil war in Russia, similar to that in Syria?

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  51. The neo-con wave of democratization spreading further across the globe than many, of them, would have honestly thought possible.

    The Russian Spring ...
    ... could be coming early this winter.

    Beating down the KGB elements running Russia, now that would a feather in Mr Obama's cap.

    From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the further dismantling of the remnants of Soviet Nomenklatura, in today's Russia.

    The US may just ...

    Stay the Course!

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  52. Pakistan is in turmoil, Afghanistan, too.

    Syria and Egypt, Libya and Yemen, all bubbling in social strife.

    Bahrain, foreign troops were utilized to maintain the politicos, there.

    The Saudis, moving ever so slowly towards liberalization of their society, but without US military aid they could lose control of the oil fields. To the people living on top of it. ...

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  53. Mr Hitchens well describing an old truth.


    A Time to Live, A Time to Die

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

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  54. Mexico, not all that porous, when it comes right down to it, aye?


    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico said Wednesday it has broken up an international plot to smuggle a son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and his family into Mexico under false names and with false Mexican documents

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  55. desert rat said...
    Same can be said of your knowledge of the Islamic, PR man for Allah.


    Your basis of knowledge, as compared with mine, is that I AM a Jew.

    Are you now admitting you are the Moslem that we always thought?

    Otherwise, your real knowledge of Islamic culture and practice is not relevant as you glean all there is to know by the internet and not by actual facts...

    Unless of course, you are the islamist that we always thought you were.

    then you are just practicing the islamic tradition of lying to the infidel ie "Taqiyya: The Islamic doctrine allowing fundamentalist. Muslims to deceive non-Muslims in order to advance Islam"

    Nice try....

    Now go back to your Jew hating, Israel bashing, Zionist loathing breakfast...

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  56. Funny thing, on the Joe Starbucks Show, this very morn, the talking heads were going on about Occupying K Street and the Capital.

    As part of the “Take Back the Capitol” movement that has descended upon the city this week, the protesters stood outside a tony restaurant in D.C., giving the business to lawmakers and lobbyists who tried to enter and chanting “We are the 99%!”

    They also crashed a steakhouse fundraiser for GOP Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas.
    (Watch videos below.)

    The week-long protest, a variant of the Occupy movement, Tuesday involved sit-ins at congressional offices and rallies on the National Mall. The goal of the protesters, who are backed by labor unions, is legislative action on jobs.

    On Wednesday, the protesters plan to return to the Capitol and then march on the lobbying offices of companies in D.C. such as Verizon and General Electric.


    Chi-town Tribune

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  57. You are getting ever more sophomoric as well as petulant, PR man for Allah.

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  58. Re: Hitchens

    Yes, indeed, thank you very much, Deuce.

    Unsurprisingly, I never understood his love affair with Trotsky. After some life changing moments, he abandoned that and some other things.

    For instance, he discovered in 1987 that he was/is Jewish.

    While I don't remember when, he has addressed the general topic and may share this particular thought:

    "Liberalism is a self-liquidating proposition, and there are no liberals like Jewish liberals, who are a soon-to-be-endangered species. The sad thing is not that the liberal leadership of American Jewish organizations is complaining about Israel, but that they won't be around much longer to complain about anything."

    link

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  59. Golly, in the United States, the great cultural melting pot, there is a loss of "tribal" identity.

    The tribe almost assuredly assimilated into American society, in just a few generations.

    Much to the consternation of those that attempt to gain from factional ethnic politics.

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  60. This American story, well told in a cinematic effort ...

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) -


    A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural...

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  61. Three sundowns till the Sabbath, and the old slanderer will slip off to pray with his group.


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  62. The cultural transformation having little to do with being Liberal or conservative, but a lot to do with individuals being treated as a free agents capable of making their own life decisions.

    A situation that the more puritanical Islamoids find themselves in, here in the United States. Where the tribal standards are so far removed from the American norm, that violence stemming from intolerance sometimes erupts.

    But then in Seal Beach, CA that fellow shot a half dozen folks, because of his pending divorce.

    Domestic violence is certainly not limited to the Islamoid honor killings.



    There are multiple motives for violent social dysfunction.

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  63. One of the most interesting things about the Bible is that every one of the major Old Testament mythological themes has been found by our modern scholars in the earlier Sumero-Babylonian complex: the serpent-god, the tree in the garden of immortal life, the fashioning of mankind from clay, the deluge, and many others. I think, however, of what has happened as a result: Myths that originally had pointed to the goddess as the ultimate source are now pointing to a god!




    blah,blah.....then...All of our religious symbols are thus speaking to us in double-talk. Since;, as even Saint Thomas states in his Summa "Then alone do we know God truly, when we believe that He is far above all that men can possibly think of God," it can surely not be proper to think of that which surpasses all human thought either as a male or female. In our tradition, the problem is further compounded by the image of a male God minus a wife, so that we cannot even think of divinity as transcending and subsuming sexual opposites.


    J. Campbell Thou Art That

    No wonder allen is so fucked up. Thinking the Jews are special, with his special relationship to G-d, as he does.(And, think of it, on the Board of Directors of the Synagogue, too!!!)


    Three sunsets till Sabbath, it can't come too soon....


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  64. Marshall McLuhand nailed it in 1964.

    McLuhan understood "medium" in a broad sense. He identified the light bulb as a clear demonstration of the concept of “the medium is the message”. A light bulb does not have content in the way that a newspaper has articles or a television has programs, yet it is a medium that has a social effect; that is, a light bulb enables people to create spaces during nighttime that would otherwise be enveloped by darkness. He describes the light bulb as a medium without any content. McLuhan states that "a light bulb creates an environment by its mere presence."


    The light bulb didn't go off in my head until sometime late in the 80's as to exactly how important it was what he had said.

    I was sitting in a little honkey-tonk bar in Portageville, Mo when I looked up at the tv in the corner, and realized that villagers in China, Africa, the Middle East, and S. America were getting the same messages from it that I was. (Yeah, I know; I was a dullard.)

    Regardless of how slow I was on the up-tick, it was my moment of epiphany. The realization that television was changing, and, going to change, the entire world.

    The old WWI tune popped into my head: "How ya goin' to keep'em down on the farm, After they've seen Paree?"

    An informed populace is hard to control, and, now, with satellite tv, the internet, smartphones, ipads, etc., it's harder, and harder for the elites to keep'em uninformed.

    Let's face it folks; a whole lot of folks have now seen, "Paree."

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  65. desert rat said...
    You are getting ever more sophomoric as well as petulant, PR man for Allah.


    By pointing out that you in fact are either a islamist or a liar?

    or both?

    hardly childish or sophomoric.

    But one thing is true.

    You are no friend of mine. I and quite honestly? I do believe you are no friend of America.

    You may now resume your ever continuing posting of hatred, bullying and self esteem building comments...

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  66. Come on, think of it, a male God minus a wife, really that's a most pitiful God, or as Huck Finn just possibly might say, if he were interested in the subject, that 'taint hardly no God atall.

    It takes, I think, ten male Jews, to call a proper meeting, to even discuss these deep problems, there in the Synagogue.

    b

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  67. Serpent Mound, Ohio, Is Kinda Neat


    I'm being driven to the Mall by a slaver to exercise my hip.

    Later...

    b

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  68. Well, sure.

    I certainly do not ascribe to masochistic self-loathing.
    Don't talk much of other folk's feelings, either.

    And I do not deny history, tambien.

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  69. Though it can be said, the Catholics at least, seem to recognize, perhaps unconsciously, this lopsided divine division of labor, up there in the Trinity, with their urge to divinize mother Mary.

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  70. That Catholic trinity, boobie, not very monotheistic, almost by definition.

    More of a pagan adaptation, some say.

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  71. Developed in the effort to gain converts to Catholicism, in Europe.

    Or so I've read, in the past.

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  72. bob said...

    It takes, I think, ten male Jews, to call a proper meeting, to even discuss these deep problems, there in the Synagogue.

    b

    Wed Dec 07, 01:11:00 PM EST




    aahhh...WRONG...But that's never stopped you before. No poetry, if you please.

    I will make to Shabbat just fine. Will you?

    :-D))))

    This brought you to mind:

    Paranoid

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  73. It is so easy to overlook the importance of This. Automobiles (cars, and light trucks) sold last month are 12.3% More Fuel Efficient than those sold in Oct of '07.

    Chart

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  74. "We don’t kill our people. No government in the world kills its people, unless it’s led by a crazy person." -- Crazy Bashir Assad, to Baba Wawa.

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  75. Rufus: ....12.3% More Fuel Efficient than those sold in Oct of '07

    Stock up on those hunnert watt incandescents, patriots. The New World Order stops making them 1/1/2012.

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  76. .


    It's so easy to overlook the importance of this.

    Liberals like John Stewart Conservatives like The Batchelor.

    Survey Libs vs Conservatives

    .

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  77. Early on I realized I was a WASP and as Andrew Young once called me, a SAWB.

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  78. Blago gets 14 years in the Big House for trying to sell Obama's vacated Senate seat.

    There's a bit of a row over the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William, or Flt. Lt. "Wales") being posted to the Falklands. The underlying reason for the ill will on the part of Argentina is...you guessed it...oil!

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  79. Gag Reflex said...

    Early on I realized I was a WASP and as Andrew Young once called me, a SAWB.

    Brown Asian Romanist Filipina (BARF)

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  80. During approx the same time span we went from a small % (one, or two) of ethanol in our fuel to slightly over 10%.

    Now, add in a 12.3% increase in mpg efficiency, and we're doing a little less driving on a LOT LESS Gasoline/Oil.

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  81. White House classifies Fort Hood terror attack as “workplace violence”…

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  82. After a few more months of China's bubble popping and global demand will peak too, comfortably before supply peaks.

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  84. Demand is at its Peak, now, T. At $110.00/bbl, that is.

    If there was more demand Oil would be $111.00/bbl.


    You Can Not discuss "Demand" except in context of PRICE.

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  85. We use, approx. 10 times more oil/per capita than does China.

    I'm afraid it's going to take one hell of a price to keep demand from rising in China.

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  86. Europe is pretty well screwed. They are already driving very efficient vehicles (no low-hanging fruit to be had,) and they have very high taxes on fuel.

    We're in better shape than Europe, because we have a lot of low-hanging fruit to harvest. We can pick up large gains in vehicle efficiency, and, unlike Europe, we have a Lot of potential to raise, and utilize, biofuels.

    Asia is somewhat a question mark.

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  87. It would be a Really Good Thing if Obama could pull off this Asia/Pacific Trade Deal.

    If there's going to be growth, it's going to be here, and in Asia.

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  88. Rowe rushed into the operating room to prepare his patients for evacuation. The flight deck was ablaze, and Dr. Rowe made a number of trips back and forth through the sick bay, forming his group for evacuation and picking up first aid gear. Rowe's group grew to 15 men, including the ships' damage control officer, Lt. Cmdr. Welles W. 'Buzz' Carroll, who refused Rowe's offer to dress his wounds, and Liscome Bay's chaplain, Lt. j.g. Robert H. Carley.

    Carroll, although weakening due to blood loss from his injuries, paced up and down the flight deck giving orders and helping men to abandon ship.

    Carroll refused to leave the ship until Seaman Hunt (who had come up from below after giving up his firefighting efforts) told him that he would not leave without him. Medical officer Rowe, Carroll and Hunt all went over the side together. Once they were in the water, Hunt swam off to find a raft for the injured Carroll, while Rowe held his head out of the water. Hunt returned with a raft a short time later and asked how the commander was. Rowe looked down at the man he was holding. 'He's dead,' he said and let Carroll's body slip beneath the water.

    Twenty-three minutes after the torpedo hit, Liscome Bay sank stern first, still burning furiously. 'Looking like a gigantic Fourth of July display,' said one survivor.

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  89. Oerlikon to produce panels for $0.47/Watt by 2014


    That's a nickel cheaper than First Solar's $0.52/Watt.


    This stuff is getting amazing.

    There are areas in the U.S. that will yield between five, and six kilowatt hrs/annually from a Watt of installed capacity.

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  90. It's time for Blago to have a born again experience.


    b

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  91. Eh, scratch that; I don't think even the Mojave Desert can get that high. Prolly more like 4.5 to 5.0 kwhrs/annually.

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  92. Rufus II said...
    Eh, scratch that; I don't think even the Mojave Desert can get that high. Prolly more like 4.5 to 5.0 kwhrs/annually.

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    Linky Dink, please, or at least a formula showing what (watt) multiplied by what.

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  93. (Prolly looking for that almost empty bottle of Ethanol)

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  94. Doug, this isn't ezzackly what you asked for, but while I try to remember where I found that, I'm putting up this chart because some of it is very surprising (like the Mojave is up to 5 times better for solar than either Houston, or even MacAllen, Tx.

    Chart

    Hell, according to this char "Memphis" is better than a large part of Hawaii, or the coast of Texas. It all has to do with clouds, I guess.

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  95. Jewish Teachings On Slander

    allen, head and shoulders above us all, needs to join some anti-defamation league somewhere.

    And it's odd, he is so super sensitive to whatever he considers slander against his blessed religion, which he was born into, and never freely chose himself.

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  96. And, yes, I had four stiff shots of ethanol last night, and two Zyrtec. I don' know which done it, but I feel 100% better, today.

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  97. Come to think of it, I've gotta make a run down to the first aid station. No use taking any chances on it coming back, you know. :)

    later.

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  98. In brainstorming notes unearthed in the 1997 House Ethics investigation of Gingrich, he had scribbled: “Gingrich—primary mission: advocate of civilization, definer of civilization, teacher of the rules of civilization, arouser of those who fan civilization, organizer of the pro-civilization activists, leader (possibly) of the civilizing forces.”

    Can anything less possibly be said about allen, head and shoulders above us all???

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  99. Anonymous said...
    Jewish Teachings On Slander

    allen, head and shoulders above us all, needs to join some anti-defamation league somewhere.

    And it's odd, he is so super sensitive to whatever he considers slander against his blessed religion, which he was born into, and never freely chose himself.

    b


    Dumb and dumber...

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  100. "Hell, according to this char "Memphis" is better than a large part of Hawaii, or the coast of Texas. It all has to do with clouds, I guess."

    Yeah, but where we live on Maui is an exception, in the rain shadow of Haleakala, (The Sun God and Provider of Son's Employment!)

    The West Maui Mountains, at only half the Height of Haleakala, have some of the wettest spots on Earth, (300 plus inches, I think) due to the winds steering around Haleakala.

    Here, in Kihei, the Inferno by the Sea, we average about 6 inches, I think.

    (We live down South right next to the Super-Rich in Wailea, where we get cloud cover coming around the south end of Haleakala just enough to temper the inferno to comfortable levels.)

    Honolulu gets showers almost daily, leaving it greener and cleaner, but only Manoa Valley is as lush as my Phillipine Revolutionary link above.

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  101. ...and that's the way it is,
    December 7, 2011

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  102. "Both Romney and Gingrich suck."

    ...but not nearly as much as BHO !

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  103. "I knew she was thinking about it," he continued, adding that Chelsea is teaching at Columbia University and is still involved in helping set up a New York University campus in the Middle East.

    The 31-year-old will make her primetime debut on "Rock Center" December 12, reporting on a non-profit organization in her native Arkansas.

    "I'm just plugging my kid," Clinton joked about his pride over his daughter's venture into journalism.

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  104. Even as he surges ahead in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is struggling to get out from under a mountain of debt from luxury jets and other pricey expenses racked up in the early weeks of his campaign.

    ...

    Nearly half of what Gingrich owed at the end of the third quarter was due to Moby Dick Airways, a private jet broker, which has been waiting since June for more than $451,000 from the campaign. The company arranges private charter flights for Republican politicians, speechmakers and other public figures, and it earned more than $6.6 million in business from Gingrich’s now-defunct nonprofit group, American Solutions for Winning the Future.

    ...

    Gingrich and his aides say he has cut back on spending dramatically since the campaign’s near-collapse in June, always flying commercial and sometimes driving himself to appearances. He often stayed with friends, such as former Iowa congressman Greg Ganske, though he has recently gone back to lodging in name-brand hotels.

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  105. "Both Romney and Gingrich suck."

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  106. Doug: The West Maui Mountains, at only half the Height of Haleakala, have some of the wettest spots on Earth, (300 plus inches, I think) due to the winds steering around Haleakala.

    Lake Quinault Lodge only gets 12 feet (184 inches) of rain a year, but you can drive there, you don't have to fly or float.

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  107. On the other hand, Gingrich says he'll appoint Bolton Secretary of State.

    I'd rather have Bolton President and Gingrich SofS, but.....

    I'll vote for him, obviously, if he's the nominee. ABO.

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  108. Pearl who?

    Pearl Jam

    American youths.

    Is America lost?

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  109. Deuce said...

    So there is an allen from November 2006 and an allen from September 2011. What does that prove?


    Noah: "Easy on the bait, boys...we only got two worms."

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  110. From the video of the fire bombing of Tokyo -one B-29 lost it's wings because of the updraft. Jeez.
    84,000 dead.

    James Dickey in To The White Sea has some good descriptions of what it's like to be in the midst of a fire bombing.

    (it's not fun)


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  111. "Let's face it. Jesus would be part of the occupy movement."

    Archbullshitter Rowan Williams

    But, would he shit in the cathedral?


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  112. Anonobob: But, would he shit in the cathedral?

    No, but if he drove Lewiston Hill he better bring a second pair of shorts.

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  113. He'd be ok on the Lewiston Hill, Miss T, but the Rattlesnake Grade might be another thing.

    That's Bogan's Oasis at the bottom, where the Grand Ronde flows. It was there we stopped and listened to the radio for a few minutes, when Mt. St. Helens blew.


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  114. You try handling a Murphy wagon and oxen down Big Hill!

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  115. bob said...

    Can anything less possibly be said about allen, head and shoulders above us all???

    b

    Wed Dec 07, 05:13:00 PM EST


    Only if you try little fellow.

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  116. bob,

    ...sorry - :-D)))

    In this song, substitute "jenny" for "Carol". I thought about you.

    Oh Carol

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  117. allen, honestly, Melody was right.

    As a shining example of a Jew, orthodox too, and a director of the synagogue, and a Marine, head and shoulders above us all, and a Realtor too, really you ought to have something better to do than hang around this gentile shithole.

    Her question bears repeating "why are you here, allen" if you can't stand the place, and the people are all sinners, bound for the lower reaches of hell, as you said the other day?

    Whether you were a Marine or not I don't know and could care less, as a human being you suck gas.

    That's all for me tonight. I give allen the great standard of the universe the last shot.

    Two sunsets to the sabbath and some peace.



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  118. The Switch has been Flipped


    Boeing S.C. Plant is now 100% Renewable Energy powered.

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  119. Truckers don't much like Cabbage Hill out of Pendelton.

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  120. bob said...

    allen" if you can't stand the place, and the people are all sinners, bound for the lower reaches of hell, as you said the other day?

    bob, bob, bob,

    allen parodied Dante, who postulated levels of Hell etc.

    Jews do not believe in Hell.

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  121. The Judeo/Christian as pathological --


    The main thrust of the Old Testament tradition is clearly and specifically the struggle of Yahweh, one tribal deity, against all the other gods of the world -- the nature gods and all the other national gods. Many, indeed most, of the Old Testament kings, one after another, left the ways of righteousness to worship on the mountaintops, the deities of the great nature world whom everybody else was worshiping, and the priestly scribes of Yahweh's cause railed against them for this reason. Nature is a difficult power to resist. And within ourselves, as well, nature - Mother Nature - ;is a difficult power to resist. Nor is she an inferior guide to virtue and to the glory of life.

    What I think history has proven is that these local social laws set against the laws of nature no longer hold as a guide to conduct, if, indeed, they ever did hold. Their whole history is of fanatic violence. In the biblical religions' unrelenting thrust against the laws of the nature religions, a tension was so built up that nature was indeed imaginatively corrupted. What a pleasure it was to live in Japan for a season where no one had heard of the Fall in the Garden!

    ....This brings into our religious life a type of agony that I think is peculiar to our tradition and distinctly pathological. Only in rare periods, of which the Renaissance was one, and in certain rare spiritual geniuses, do we find people within the fold of this tradition who have found a way to pass, often through fire, to a reconciliation of its jejune spiritual lore with the glories of the world of life.....
    Gods suppressed become demons...the power that has been chiefly supprressed in the main thrust of our tradition is that which in most of the world is represented in the image of the great Goddess. Called in the Bible the 'abomination'.


    J. Campbell (who didn't like the idea of a split between creature and creator) Thou Art That


    con't


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  122. But the very imagery of the Bible is itself derived from an earlier mythological context in which the Goddess is supreme. Her imagery and that of the nature deities, he children, have been appropriated and transformed to accord with a strictly and ruthlessly patriarchal, male dominated tradition, (this is the reason you have to have 10 Jewish males to have a meeting) all the symbols of which consequently are turned topsy-turvy.

    Who, for example, wants Abraham's bosom? Who ever heard of man giving birth to a woman, as Adam to Eve? There is in all of this symbol making and storytelling a deliberate campaign of seduction, turning the mind and heart from the female to the male - that is to say, from the laws of nature to the laws of the local tribe....

    Meanwhile in the Christian fold it has surely been a great triumph for Mary that in spite of the bibliolatrous Protestant community - for whom Mariolatry has pretty much the same meaning as the "Abomination" had for Elijah - she has been able to advance further and further into the orbit of true divinity.


    Well, let's hope that Mary finally attains her proper place in things. And that the women in the orthodox areas of Jerusalem no longer need to ride at the back of the bus.

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  123. .

    allen parodied Dante, who postulated levels of Hell etc.


    The last time I heard some pompous asshole refer to himself in the third person it was Bob Dole being parodied on Saturday Night Live.

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  124. The imagery of rebirth is of two main orders. The moon which dies and is resurrected is the chief symbol of this miracle of rebirth in time. The moon sheds its shadow as the serpent does its skin. The serpent also plays a role as the symbol of this same principle of the life that is reborn from its own death. In traditional mythologies, the sacrificial bull, too, is associated with this symbolism of death and rebirth. The horns of the moon are rendered in the horns of the bull. The sacrifice of the bull is symbolic of the sacrifice of that mortal part in us which leads to the release of the eternal.

    The sun is our second symbol of rebirth, evoking that idea of not coming back at all, of not being reborn here but of passing beyond the spheres of rebirth altogether to a transcendent light. The typical image for this is the sun. The moon carries darkness within it but wherever the sun goes there is no darkness. There are only the shadows of those forces that do not open themselves to its light. The image of the sun-door speaks of yet another kind of rebirth, that of the return of the lost one - that is, the one who is lost in the spheres of shadows and time, who returns to that eternal root which is his own great root.


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  125. As the bull is symbolic of the moon, so the lion, with his great radiant solar face, is the symbolic animal of the sun. As the rising sun quenches the moon and the stars, so the lion's roar scatters the grazing animals, just as the lion's pouncing on the bull symbolizes the sun's extinguishing the moon. If we recall the serpent, we recognize the eagle, the solar bird, as its counterpoint. So we have these parallels: eagle against serpent, lion against bull, sun against moon.

    When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die; that is the insight rendered in terms of the solar mystery, the solar light.

    In contrast to ours, the whole aim of the Oriental religions is to bring about in us an experience of our identity with that void which is no-void. The goal of these religions is to bring about a realization of this your identity with that which flows to you as experience.

    To set the normal way of the west against this, we say God created the world and God and the world are not the same, Creator and creature are not the same, so our religions do not strive for the experience of identity. Our religions intend the rendition off a relationship of that which is not God to God achieved through participation in what is taken to be God's society, the synagogue, the founded church, the mosque. In the Hebrew tradition, God has a covenant with a certain people and the relationship to God is through membership in that group. In the Christian tradition, Christ is true God and true Man, which is regarded as a mystery at the center of the Church's claims.


    J. Campbell Thou Art That

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  126. Can we see this kind of symbolism in the bullfight, where the horned bull is the moon, and the bullfighter in his suit of lights is the transcendent sun? I only ask.

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  127. Quirk said...
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    allen parodied Dante, who postulated levels of Hell etc.


    The last time I heard some pompous asshole refer to himself in the third person it was Bob Dole being parodied on Saturday Night Live.

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    ...glad to help you expand your horizons...

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