“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

HOROSCOPE – SCORPIO (October 23 – November 22)

Blogger Quirk said...

HOROSCOPE – SCORPIO (October 23 – November 22)

Origin – The Scorpion, is the slayer of Orion, The Hunter. Orion bragged to the gods that he could destroy any creature on earth. To punish his hubris, Artemis summoned Scorpio from the underworld and had him kill Orion.

[Before the 12 month calendar was invented, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio were all viewed as one sign. Later when they were divided, they came to represent part of the creation myth. Leo was considered Adam, Virgo Eve, and Libra the ‘Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil’. Scorpio was the serpent and represented rebirth, both physical and spiritual. Likewise, in the Tarot, the card representing Scorpio is Death. Again, this card ruled by Pluto represents pending change and regeneration.]

Scorpio (Chantal Duros)

Controlling Body – Pluto (primary)/Mars (secondary – Pluto was discovered in 1930.)

Lucky Day – Tuesday
Color – Red (Black)
Element – Water
Symbol – Scorpion (Phoenix, Eagle)
Lucky Number - Six
Compatible Signs – Taurus, Cancer, Libra
Incompatible Signs – Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius

Famous Scorpios – George Patton, Charles Manson, Bill Gates, Sam, Teddy Roosevelt, Bob, P.J. Goebbels, Billy Graham, Carl Sagan, Leon Trotsky, Robert Kennedy, F. Dostoevsky, August Rodin, Neil Young, Voltaire, Marie Antoinette, Larry Flint, Dylan Thomas, Mata Hari

Scorpio Quote (Male) – John Adams: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Scorpio Quote (Male) – Dennis Miller: “What's so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It's like a shock and aw shucks campaign.”

Scorpio Quote (Male) – Erwin Rommel: “Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.”

Scorpio Quote (Male) – Charles DeGaulle: “Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses: they last while they last.”

Scorpio Quote (Male) – Rodney Dangerfield: “If it wasn't for pick-pockets I'd have no sex life at all.”

Scorpio Quote (Female) – Indira Gandhi: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

Scorpio Quote (Female) – Dana Plato: “Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers and there are times when we need to be nurtured.”

Scorpio Quote (Female) – Margaret Mitchell: “Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.”

AttributesIntuitive, powerful, emotional, passionate, sensual, determined, creative, inventive, likable, observant, focused, jealous, resentful, suspicious, judgmental, secretive, obstinate, compulsive, immoderate, introverted, obsessive

Many consider Scorpio to be the absolute best sign of the Zodiac. Admittedly, most of those people are Scorpios themselves; however, Scorpio is undoubtedly one of the most popular signs of the Zodiac. Unscientific studies indicate that a full one-twelve of the entire Zodiac consists of Scorpios. The Most Interesting Man in the World is a Scorpio.

When the Scorpio is good he is very, very good; but when he is bad, he is horrid.

Scorpios are typically conservative some would even say old-fashioned in their views. However, they are not middle-of-the-road types and are rarely open to compromise. They usually have strong opinions that are unlikely to change and are often subject to rapid mood swings. This can often get them in trouble. They are curious and anxious to learn everything they can about others. They can be good leaders but prefer to quietly manipulate events from in the background. They are highly intuitive and are drawn to the arcane and psychic. They are intense. They are hard-workers and rarely give up once they have set themselves a task. They are intelligent. They can use the word ‘want’ as both a noun and a verb in the same sentence. They know how to divide by zero and most understand the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

On the other hand, they worry about being humiliated or being made to look foolish so they limit themselves to those tasks they know they can accomplish and excel at. They are suspicious and are constantly looking for hidden motives, flaws, and vulnerabilities in others. They are suspicious of flattery. They refuse to accept superficial arguments and are constantly pressuring to get the full story.

Scorpios are obstinate and stubborn. They are rarely willing to compromise. It is usually their way or the highway. They tend towards jealousy and can be manipulative and vindictive when they feel they have been wronged. They are not prone to forgiving and forgetting and are patient enough to wait to exact revenge. They have to struggle to control their emotions and their tempers.

It is in personal relations where the dual nature of the Scorpio is evident. Scorpios are normally highly committed to their long-term relationships. They are loyal and devoted mates. On the other hand, they can be flirtatious. This tendency is driven by ego, the desire to manipulate situations, a genuine curiosity about others, and an effort to explore motivations. It is another instance of the Scorpio trying to shake things up. When push comes to shove; however, they are typically committed and loyal to their partners.

Scorpios have strong sex drives. They are intense and uninhibited. They are also enthusiastic and inventive. The Kama Sutra was ghost-written by a Scorpio. It was also a Scorpio who first introduced the radical concept that sordid, distasteful, and abusive sexual relations did not necessarily have to involve other people. They are patient lovers. They don’t mind letting their lovers continue to talk after sex even when the toll charges really start adding up. Scorpios are disgusted by the shallowness and lies that surround them; however, their manipulative nature also recognizes that this actually helps them in getting a little now and then.

Scorpios tend to use sex as an excuse to grab an extra smoke.

Physically, Scorpios are typically average in height and built, wiry when young but stockier as they grow older. Some retain their wiry physiques but most have to work to keep the weight off. Scorpios are physical but not necessarily athletic. They tend to be lovers rather than fighters. Scorpios are often hairy, and while some Scorpios are into metrosexual grooming most consider their hair a sign of their virility. This is especially true of female Scorpios. Scorpios also tend to be prone to extremes. They need to try to avoid potential excesses in the areas of food, drugs, alcohol, and sex. Scorpios tend to use sex as an excuse to grab an extra smoke.

Your 2010-2011 Horoscope (Scorpio)

This year is expected to offer a mixed bag for the typical Scorpio.

• You will continue to receive those midnight phone calls from that ranch-hand up around Coeur d’Alene warning you to quit coming around sniffing after his woman.

• Your addiction to Mezcal grubs will result in a near-death experience that will completely change your outlook on life. You will immediately become heavily involved with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll as well as the occasional round of autoerotic asphyxiation.

• Within a few months, the attorney for the City of Moscow will be bringing a lawsuit against you for felony misnaming of side streets in a proposed development. Various Indian tribes will join the lawsuit alleging discrimination in that the spelling of the names requires a Japanese dialect in order to pronounce them. The city attorney will be relentless and convincing in exposing your crimes; however, you will take a certain wry satisfaction in the fact that at certain times during the trial you are able to see right down her blouse.

• Most economist and pundits know that the recent economic downturn was caused by a low savings rate, a housing bubble, overextended credit, excess risk taken by the banks, poor government oversight, and obscure and opaque derivatives packages; however, in spite of that, they still can’t shake the gut feeling that you are somehow to blame for the whole damn mess even though you are now living in Australia.

• Later this year, you will laugh at the lachrymation of the Moscow city lawyer as she laments the loss of her lousy and libelous lawsuit. But don’t lambaste or lampoon her as that would be a little too much alliteration.

Appropriate Scorpio Pets – Appropriate pets for Scorpios would include wolves, spiders, moray eels, and owls. Bats and badgers would also be acceptable.

Next Month: Sagittarius (monthly personalized horoscopes available by request)

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Sun Oct 24, 03:45:00 AM EDT


  1. My daughter--god how she has loved Dali--myself, I like John Deere---we have one original Dali--and a brunch of prints--but I would sell for a Deere.

    Kinda guy I am.

    The only Dali that impressed me was of some grass--that was TRULY beautiful, and resonated.

    Other than that, I'd take my Royal Coachman.

    Let him paint that.


    Which has some worldly meaning.

    Let's stick with that.

    And Cezanne

    or bob's camera

    Leave the other world to what it may be.

    I want someone who will paint it out of Wells, but that's too much.

    One of my friends was Remington, who got killed on a Harley. His unce was the artist.

  2. The way I look at that dead woman, and the tree, he should have put one leaf on, otherwise---it's a bunch of crap.

    The formula mystic is--

    Birth is a sleep and forgetting. Death, the antidote, is an awaking and remembering.

    I don't like Dali.

    Want to argue? Cause I may be wrong.

  3. Fuck it, Quirker.

    I've already beat 'em.



  4. Out of many, one. That could well be the motto of this ambitious exhibition. It focuses on “the three Abrahamic religions” — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — each of which takes as a forebear an “itinerant herdsman” of the Middle East, Abraham, who affirmed belief in a single God. As the show puts it, Abraham rejected “the religions of antiquity with their plethora of gods, each imbued with a particular attribute, purpose and power,” replacing the many with the one.

    The Abrahamic religions share other characteristics as well. Each believes that God has made himself known to his prophets through acts of revelation. And such revelations shape groups of believers by being incorporated in canonical written texts: the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Gospels, the Islamic Koran.

    Though the exhibition does not point this out, the connection between monotheism and such texts is no accident. Once multiple divinities are discarded, along with their rivalries and conflicting powers, religion is concerned with just two poles: the human and the divine. Religious events take place not on Mount Olympus or in some imagined godly castle, but in the earthly realm. Religious history becomes fully part of human history. And the telling of that history, along with commentary and reinterpretation, becomes an aspect of the religion itself. These faiths are historical faiths.

    Abraham’s Progeny, and Their Texts

  5. While the French President is less popular there, than President Obama is, here.

    PARIS (AP) — A new poll suggests French President Nicolas Sarkozy's approval rating has dropped to its lowest level yet amid pension protests that have sparked gas shortages, travel chaos and school closures.

    The poll, published Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, showed that only 29 percent of those surveyed were satisfied with Sarkozy's performance.

    Sarkozy trying to emulate Mr Christie in NJ and the British Government, by cutting government spending. Not gaining popularity from the pursuit of those policy measures.

  6. The Way We Treat Our Troops

    I would bring back the draft in a heartbeat. Then you wouldn’t have these wars that last a lifetime.

    And you wouldn’t get mind-bending tragedies like the death of Sgt. First Class Lance Vogeler, a 29-year-old who was killed a few weeks ago while serving in the Army in his 12th combat tour.

    That’s right, his 12th — four in Iraq and eight in Afghanistan.

    Twelve tours may be unusual, but multiple tours — three, four, five — are absolutely normal. We don’t have enough volunteers to fight these endless wars. Americans are big on bumper stickers, and they like to go to sports events and demonstrate their patriotism by chanting, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” But actually putting on a uniform and going into harm’s way? No thanks.

    Sergeant Vogeler was married and the father of two children, and his wife was expecting their third.

  7. The Spendthrift:

    To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants.

    Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.

    The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

    Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. “There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels , patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance,” the officer said.

  8. Why it was just a day or two ago that I read, right here at the EB, that Mr Obama was ignoring the Indians.

    That could not be further from the truth, as exemplified by doug's post, above.

    Mr Obama is fully engaged with the Indians.

  9. He's just not going to visit the place where he would have to don Sikh headress.

    ...damn populace assumed to be so dumb as to conclude Hussein IS a Muslim

    Towelhead in cheif.

  10. Suspected Somali pirates have seized a vessel with 17 crew members off the coast of Kenya.

    The European Union's anti-piracy force says the MV York was hijacked Saturday about 90 kilometers east of the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

    It says a helicopter sent by a Turkish warship flew over the vessel and confirmed that pirates with weapons were on board.

    Voice of America reporting

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  12. Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships ...

    The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast

    The correlation is striking.

  13. Okay, so maybe 'ignoring' was a bad choice words but,

    Walker's World: Obama is losing India

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is trying to play catch-up in its relations with the country that could become its most important long-term ally. But it may be leaving it too late, after India last week agreed a $7 billion deal in arms, nuclear reactors and space technology with Russia.

    India's strategic importance can hardly be exaggerated. More than just the other Asian economic giant after China, India is a democracy where English is an official language. It shares with Washington the same love-hate attitude toward China, hopeful but deeply suspicious at the same time. And with a much healthier demographic profile than China, most extrapolations of long-term trend suggest that India's economy will outgrow China's by the second half of this century.

    U.S. President Barack Obama himself seems to have understood this. The first state dinner he hosted was for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. And then were strong foundations on which to build. His Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton had started the courtship of India in the 1990s and President George W. Bush's commitment to India was one of the few successes of his troubled foreign policy.

    Bush's legacy was a nuclear cooperation agreement, which allowed India to escape the nuclear isolation into which it was plunged after testing a nuclear weapon outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Bush's deal also opened the way for the United States to sell nuclear power stations, fuel and other technology to India and to forge a lasting strategic partnership.

    But for a host of reasons the Obama administration has let India slip down the list of its priorities. Not all of these reasons relate to Islamic terrorism, the war in Afghanistan and consequent urge to focus on Pakistan.

    I heard it said that compared to the Bush Administration, the Indians feel ignored by Obama.

  14. Especially if the Somali pirates were to kill those 17 crew members.

    Then the death toll would be as equivalent as the distance off shore that the piracy occurred.

  15. The correlation is striking.


  16. That may be why Mr Obama and staff are making such a big showing there, in India, on 6NOV10.

  17. When we had the draft, every family had a realistic view about what the military was and the military had a more realistic view of what they were about.

    Military service is a necessary evil. It is also a duty to one's country.

    Military service is not heroic. Very, very few achieve hero status and when it comes, it is with a fearful cost.

    If a recruit completes his obligation without being killed or maimed, it is a great experience.

    The basic need for a military is a permanently imperfect world, a dangerous world with permanent adversaries, because human being are adversarial.

    The impetus to perfect the world must come from below. It will never come from the elites that rule.

    Military service should not be based on careers. It should be a temporary duty with a small cadre of career officers and NCO's.

    The enlisted corps should be universally composed of draftees, male, unmarried and with a minimal amount of dependents. They should be well trained, underpaid and the majority encouraged to leave after four years of service.

    No family benefits should be made available to anyone under an E-5. And anyone not recommended to being promoted to an E-5 should be made to leave after four years.

  18. On topic, Quirk does one hell of a job with his horoscopes. Anyone would envy his writing skills, humor and creativity.

    I enjoy publishing them.

    They get better all the time Q. Thanks.


  19. Ditto that and kudos to Q. He has a gift and is much appreciated here at the EB.

  20. desert rat said...
    Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships ...

    The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast

    The correlation is striking.

    To a Jew hating nazi ass fuck like you? Yep..

    To anyone else besides a Hamas cock sucker like YOU?

    Complete nonsense...

    the garbage that spews from you about Israel is nonstop and total crap...

    Last week you accused Israel of being no better than the murderers of Leon Klinghoffer since bot attacks were on a SHIP...

    You should be in a jail somewhere being someone's bitch you sick fuck...

    You are a self admitted murderer or you are a liar

    which is it Rat?

    Full of shit? Or are you the black hearted criminal you claim to be?

    Either way?

    I would crack open a nice bottle of scotch the day you leave this planet...

    Hope you make that trip SOONER than LATER

  21. Ok, you got your shots in, now let's move it on.

  22. Quirk put a lot of work in his post. Respect it.

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  24. Dali-esque.

    I admit I had to look into it since I thought the graphics were photoshopped by Deuce but I did find Dali's 12 Signs of the Zodiac lithographs.

    Q doesn't know this but I'm a marketing affiliate for the Souls R Us franchise. I'll link your work for free if you and Deuce ever decide to produce a collaborative eBook for on-line sale and distribution. Mainstream exposure all the way, baby. You're just a point and click away.

    (But I will have to insist on 5% commission for every vote that brings in Farmer Bob's development dream one step closer to reality. Only fair.)

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  26. .
    Thanks Deuce and Whit.

    However, "Respect it".

    That's probably going a little too far.


    Merely, posted to solicit a smile.
    No one should take them seriously and no one does.

    (Except, possibly, Bob sometimes. But who would ever know if he does or doesn't? The damn guy is a Scorpio you know.)


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  28. The Cleaning Lady said...

    I admit I had to look into it since I thought the graphics were photoshopped by Deuce but I did find Dali's 12 Signs of the Zodiac lithographs.

    I actually have on of the signs (litho ya know) 101/250 the goat...

    Got it in NYC in 1984...

  29. Respect might be a little strong but I am awed by Q's wit, which is well on the right side of the bell curve. I always assume that one does very well in life with that particularly valued talent, unless of course, the mouth gets out of control on a regular basis. Then you're fucked like the rest of us.

    (apologies to Rufus for bringing this up again, but it seems many of us make that same 6-yr old mistake - over and over and over. Never learning. I can't decide if that's good or bad but it just is. Not all the wit in the world was gonna get Rufus out of that one. Reminds me of those "Need a Moment?" commercials to correct a mis-step. Modern Life: One Big Commercial Course Correction.)

  30. Attack the argument and not the pundit and we will all enjoy the blogger more.

  31. WiO: a signed litho, not a reproduction? Very cool.

  32. Oh reading skills - 101/250. Very nice.

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  34. Has the litho been appraised (if that's not too nosey)?

    Is it an investment or an aesthetic purchase?

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  37. The Cleaning Lady said...
    Has the litho been appraised (if that's not too nosey)?

    Is it an investment or an aesthetic purchase?

    Both, it's not the capricorn shown on your link, it's a real lithograph and the series had limits of 250 for each.

    Haven had it appraised in about 10 years, most like a couple grand at most...

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  39. Wonderful work, Q. Great artwork, Deuce. Makes me proud to be an E.B.'er. :)


    Count votes?

    I thought you said you 'sell' votes.

    Wasn't that why you said you were a Republican the other day?


  41. .

    It pains me to agree with you, but when you're right you're right.


  42. .
    I don't like Dali.

    Goya is great, but how long can you sit and absorb his images?

    Sometimes you need a break.

    I sat for the better part of an hour one day looking at The Nut Gatherers and listening to the background music playing at the DIA.

    Very pleasant.


  43. Course I like Q's horoscopes, I just like to tickle him.

    He's wrong about using sex for a smoke, though.

  44. Dali was an arse though. He'd push old people over in the street. Or so I read. He shoulda been jailed for a while.

  45. He claimed to be the reincarnation of ..... can't recall.....St John of the Cross? or something

    He'd be on welfare here in the US.

  46. "On topic, Quirk does one hell of a job with his horoscopes. Anyone would envy his writing skills, humor and creativity."

    Yeah, it's easy to copy and paste.

    ; )

  47. Really though, there is no painter like God. All you got to do is cast a little of your own divinity out there to the world and you basically tap in.

  48. From wretchard's All Your Base Belong to Us thread (pretty fascinating for those who aren't focused enough already):

    The Wobbly Guy:

    The amazing thing that I think perplexes the Chinese and Russians, and just about everybody else, about the current world hegemony, if you can call it that, has been the relatively lack of will of the US government to use its immense power to gain deals favorable to itself. October 23, 2010 - 8:39 am

    It's thinking like this - and I lean in this direction - that opens the door wide to the conspiracy context articulated most noticeably within the smaller confines of the political blog space by buddy larsen.

    I am not learned enough to compare historical imperative with post modern mistakes, let alone isolate the globalist dreams of one-world dominion, but I can observe intellectual dust on the policy imperatives that inform the current crop of Washington elites. Modernity needs an upgrade.

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  50. I can't decide if our foreign policy needs more subtlety or more aggression. I guess it depends on our tolerance or preference for fruits over nuts.

  51. .
    Yeah, it's easy to copy and paste.

    Time for a guest psychic. You can do Sagittarius Mel.


    (Did you like the You-Tube link I dropped in at the top with the Scorpio slide-show? A little music, a little multi-media pizzazz. Capricorn has a nice one too.)


  52. Yeah, it's easy to copy and paste

    And Mel comes out swinging!

  53. Or should I say "comes out with the jab?"

  54. 4:37 Left in the game Miami leads by two.

    Pittsburgh third and five at the 43.

    Miami blitzs and Pittsburgh makes them pay with a huge gain.

  55. Yes, but Quirk if you've noticed I didn't oppose anything you wrote…or they wrote.

  56. Pittsburgh 1 and 10 at 14 moves to ten and dolphins draw a personal foul.
    half the distance to goal

    First down Steelers inside the 5.

  57. Pittsburgh runs 1st down. gets to 4 yard line of dolphins.


  58. Steelers in one back look. Moore moves into left flat..

    the 3

    the 2...

    3rd and goal from 2.

    Another Miami timeout.

  59. 2:37 left in game.

    Pittsburgh 3 and goal at the two.

    in ht e shotgun. Moore to his rihgt long count.

    Rothelisberger runs for TD.

  60. Miami has challenges as Ben lost the ball before crossing the goal line.

    Touchdown may be reversed. Rothelesberg fumbled before crossing and Miami recovered in the endzone.

  61. It looks like it will be Miami's ball on their twenty.

  62. Play is still under review. Long review.

  63. Here it comes...

    wait for it.

  64. After review,

    He fumbled however after review there is no video record of Miami recovering the ball in the endzone, therefore the Steelers retain the ball.

  65. The Steelers are lining up to kick a fieldgoal.

    Miami has called final timeout.

  66. 4th down, ball at one yard line.

  67. The kick is up...

    the kick is good.

    2:26 remaining. Steelers retake the lead.

  68. Steelers 23
    Miami 22

    2:26 No Miami timeouts

    Miami returns KO to 29

  69. Miami 1 and 10;

    2:19 run to 31

    2nd down, pass, incomplete

    1:58 left

  70. Dolphins 3 and 8 at their own 31.

    Henne back, Stealers make tackle at 33.

    4 and 8 - This is it for the Dolphins.

    Henne throws an interception.

    turn out the lights.

  71. Steelers 1 and 10 at Miami 32.

    0:45 left.

    Steeler Fans are twirling the towels.

    Steelers 23 Miami 22 - Final.

  72. Was that "Ash," copping the smoke?

  73. Hm…Sagittarius? The beloved charmer. The sign of the Archer always looking for that chase.

    The video was an excellent addition to your work. Yes, I enjoyed it.

  74. .
    Yes, I enjoyed it.



    You know I only live for your approbation Mel.


  75. I don't know much about the painted arts, it's not my gig, but I've, and people like me, had a great affect on it.

    I can tell you this---it was when people, now named farmers----that's ME---learned how to get a grip that the first cities bloomed.

    With the cities came specialization, the first cubism---am I right Quirk--a complex situation---and then---the rock art vanished---we have that out here, you wouldn't believe how much all up and down the rivers---but then all this meaningful scribbling was replaced by --- the bounded form--which is what we now think of as art--a representation of an individual--or a situation--that was never really thought of before--or if not, the means of the idea were lacking before.

    If you like art, thank bob, who doesn't know art in the visual form from his ass.

    Lit's my gig.

  76. Put simply, there was a change over when the farmers got a grip.


    Hell if I know.

    Some rock art up the Snake is really interesting.

  77. There is a magnificent piece from Rhodesia Zimbabwe now called the the Moon King and His People showing a reclining man, sperm spewing, turning into the people of earth.

    Art tries to express the inexpresable.

  78. I only live for your mental masterbation, Quirk.

  79. b said...
    Really though, there is no painter like God. All you got to do is cast a little of your own divinity out there to the world and you basically tap in.


    like dropping acid.

  80. Art tries to express the inexpresable.


    Similar to Piss Christ in this example.

  81. Perhaps more pornographic than Piss Christ.

  82. You could have something pure and natural and uplifting, like Haleakala mythology.

  83. Or is it Haleakalalin Mythology?

  84. Many laughs were had over 'Rat's "correlation " and responses to same.

  85. Melody, honesty, you need an amicable divorce.

    Then, you'd be


    No more of this I don't want to lose what I've got crap.

    Go for it, girl.

  86. Bobo,
    (b-o for short)

    You should peruse this and give us you feedback/insights.

    Oil Sands Effort Turns on a Fight Over a Road

    Amazing operation.

  87. Was that Ash copping a smoke? Funny as hell!

    Pic on Drudge of Our Sunni President with the Teamster sign in the fore ground says it all. Losers supporting a loser.

  88. Do Women Sweat Differently Than Men?

    Does a hard-working woman sweat like a man? That question, which has figured in many an antiperspirant commercial, has received surprisingly little scientific scrutiny. But a new study published this month in the journal Experimental Physiology provides persuasive evidence that women do sweat copiously during exercise. (Did anyone really believe they misted?) But fit women seem to sweat differently than unfit people of either sex, and quite differently than fit men, a fact that has implications for sports performance. It also may have some bearing on what it has meant, since prehistory, to be female.

    For the study, researchers at Osaka International University and Kobe University in Japan recruited a pool of trained athletes, male and female, as well as an age- and gender-matched group of untrained volunteers. The men and women in the two groups were similar in terms of weight. All of the volunteers rode stationary bikes in a physiology lab heated to a balmy 86 degrees...

  89. Censoring the truth will not make it go away.

    It just poisons the pond

  90. The Nazi were big on burning books.

    Look at where that got them

  91. The Chinese try to control content on the internet.

    Welcome to whit's version of Hong Kong.

  92. I equate it with Singapore.
    More upscale, educated, and somewhat liberated.

  93. 44. visitor
    re #2 Josh

    A bit off topic, but $440,000 for a Medical License (the education to earn one) does not sound like a crazy expense. It’s about the cost of a midrange grain harvester, or a bull dozer and dump truck. The key difference is the Lic. is not a transferable asset. On the plus side it (the knowledge) can’t be stolen.

    October 24, 2010 - 10:29 am Link to this Comment 45. blert
    A medical education of that scope is functionally provided and financed by the government:

    Student loans are Federalized — rather completely, by now.

    Obama has us going to single payor — government — which will kick in enough $$$ to permit the loans to be paid back to itself.

    Obamacare thus is more towards communism than socialism: the regs are professionally totalitarian.

    Hence, the scope of work and payment thereon is going to be by dictat.

    This template is sure to be re-employed for other politicized professions: nurses, dentists, etc.

  94. EB, the Echo Bar, which is much more descriptive of the management's current policy.

  95. .
    I can tell you this---it was when people, now named farmers----that's ME---learned how to get a grip that the first cities bloomed.

    And don't think we are not grateful Bob.

    You farmers are just super.


  96. Body parts r us

    This is ever more fun.

    The party never stops at the Echo Bar

  97. .
    I only live for your mental masterbation, Quirk.

    And I want you to know I've reported it to the authorities.


  98. I see that management's new posting ID policy has locked out bob from moscow.

    Good thing, that.

    Did not need his input here at the Echo Bar, anyway.

  99. Your body and its' parts are property of the State.
    Especially in those countries that favor authoritarianism.

    I read here at the Echo Bar that the US will soon implement this most civilized of social policies

    Ain't that just grand.

  100. Dr Schiess I presume?

  101. My mistake, you sounded like Schiess from AZ.

  102. "You know I only live for your approbation Mel."

    Don't forget my charming disposition, my witty sense of humor, my enchanting personality and the mysterious aura that surrounds me.

  103. Censorship will bring a whole new cast of characters, to the Echo Bar.

    I build them out of Palestinian and Israeli body parts. Even some Irish hearts thrown in, for extra spice.

  104. .
    ...But fit women seem to sweat differently than unfit people of either sex, and quite differently than fit men, a fact that has implications for sports performance...

    That's it?

    No link?

    What the hell are the implications?

    You get me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and then move on to another subject.


  105. .
    and the mysterious aura that surrounds me.

    I've been meaning to talk to you about that.

    Would you consider yourself a "fit women"?


  106. Arizona, that's a desert, just like northern Arabia.

    To little water, to many people.

  107. Fit for a King.

    Herod suits the bill. He amassed a large fortune, while rendering unto Caesar. To bad later generations of Israelis squandered his legacy.

    Losing both the Temple he built and the fortune he amassed, through extremely poor management of their foreign and domestic policies.

  108. "I've been meaning to talk to you about that."

    Well, pull up a bar stool and I'll tell you everything I think you need to know.

  109. That Doc Hiss, he is one savy surgeon.

  110. Who is going to explain to bob how to open a blogger account?

  111. That bob, is not that savy a dirt farmer. Not up to the task of finagling the Inet and blogger.

    At least not since his breakdown.

  112. blogger accounts, all one needs is an e-mail address.

    They are readily available, for free. Some are available for a fee.

    I'd set one up for bob, if the price was right.

    Maybe the bartenders, here at the Echo Bar, will set him up.

    Or leave him out in the cold.
    Twisting in the wind.

  113. Fantastic!

    Thanks, Quirk. I've been looking forward to this. I think Hillary's a Scorpio, also.

  114. The assistant prosecutor from Versailles, Odile Faivre, told reporters the incident began in the early hours when a group of 13 people were watching television in an apartment and the naked man heard the baby cry.


    Seven of those who jumped were taken to hospital, some with multiple injuries.

    "A number of points remain to be cleared up," Faivre said.

    Escaping Devil

  115. Spitting is banned in Singapore and first-time violators may be fined ... Yes, in many country it is illegal to spit on the sidewalk. ... -

    Decorum, that's what they'll tell you authoritarianism is all about.

  116. .
    ...Student loans are Federalized — rather completely, by now.

    Obama has us going to single payor — government — which will kick in enough $$$ to permit the loans to be paid back to itself.

    Obamacare thus is more towards communism than socialism: the regs are professionally totalitarian.

    Hence, the scope of work and payment thereon is going to be by dictat..."

    I view the current 'student loan' imbroglio as a mixed bag. First, from what I know of the situation, I'm glad to see the government pulled the administration of student loans in-house.

    First, they had some government agencies doing the same work already. From what I read it seemed like the additional workload would be absorbed without hiring additional people.

    Second why pay the banks for pushing paper? That's all they were doing. A payoff from the GOP. Allowing them to dip their beaks. Maybe it's my contempt for everything associated with bankers and banking right now but I'm inordinately happy to see them lose at least one small leg of the free ride.

    However, that's where my support for the program ends. Doctors? Hell, the administration was pushing to allow for the cancellation of the loans to those who went into service (cops, firemen, etc.) and government jobs. I assume the provisions passed.

    These sweet heart deals to the unions must be (at a minimum, should be) illegal. This is were there should be some lawsuits started.

    You can't call this anything else but what it is, an 'industial policy'. The problem is that it is misguided. Any advantage you might possibly gain in aditional doctors is more than offset by the additional government workers.

    Felix Frankfurter wrote, "It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    A great point. But an equally pertinant one is that there is no greater evil than to provide unequal benefits to equals to gain political advantage.


  117. .
    Well, pull up a bar stool and I'll tell you everything I think you need to know.


    Thanks. Be right back. I think Bob was guarding my seat.


  118. When what it is really about is thought control.

    Attempts to regulate thinking to inside the box, only.

    Tat way the echo resonates as if it were truth. When it can be anything but the truth. Though, sometimes, the truth can be found within the echo.

    A lot like Hate Crimes.

    Making things that are illegal to begin with, extra illegal if the thoughts and motives behind the crime considered to be extra bad. Even though the crime is the same, despite the motivation for it.

    Hitting a black man is a crime
    Hitting one while calling him a "nigger", well that is even more criminal than just hitting him.

    As if the "hate speach makes a difference to the severity of his broken nose.

  119. .
    Decorum, that's what they'll tell you authoritarianism is all about.

    Could just be about spit.


  120. .
    Thanks, Quirk. I've been looking forward to this. I think Hillary's a Scorpio, also...

    Hillary is in fact a Scorpio. However, there is just so much room for listing 'famous or infamous' characters.

    You and Bob made the cut. Unfortunately, Hillary didn't.

    An editor's life is not easy.


  121. .
    "A number of points remain to be cleared up," Faivre said.

    I should think so.


  122. .

    Hey, Sam. What is it you do for a living over there?

    I know the signs of about half the people here. The more I know the easier it is to turn the 'scope' more into a 'roast'.


  123. You're just a regular Rona Barrett sitting there.

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  125. please delete rat/panama ed/dr hiss/abraham already..

    he is poison...


  126. I am not sure why Bob has not reset his blogger account.

  127. "That's it?

    No link?

    What the hell are the implications?

    You get me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and then move on to another subject.


    I sensed you were missing Trish.

    I am an Aries, ya know.

    Adventurous and energetic
    Pioneering and courageous
    Enthusiastic and confident
    Dynamic and quick-witted


    Selfish and quick-tempered
    Impulsive and impatient
    Foolhardy and daredevil

  128. .
    I am not sure why Bob has not reset his blogger account.

    His daughter is probably out on a date.

    He is more a computer illiterate than I am.


  129. .
    I sensed you were missing Trish.


    Well, that's true enough.

    And don't tell me you're not.


  130. Trish seemed to have been going through her own crisis.

  131. .
    You're just a regular Rona Barrett sitting there.

    You make that sound like a bad thing.

    Actually, Souls-R-Us gets some of their aromatherapy supplies from her company.

    You should feel at least a minor affinity to the lady as her company specialized in lavender products for many years.


  132. The Story of "o", afraid of ideas, afraid of the debate.

    His position is so weak that without authoritative measures that limit freedom his ideology cannot survive.

    Just like the country he claims to represent. 43 years of International Crime, murder and piracy on the high seas. While he claims that I hold Israel to a different standard.

    When the truth is it is he that holds Israel to a different standard.
    One where Israel can do no wrong.

    While the truth, the most anti-Islamic countries in the Middle East, other than Israel, were Syria and Saddam's Iraq.

    The Baathist dictatorships.
    One we destroyed, the other we vilify. As both were enemies of Israel. The other staunchly anti-Wahhabi regime, in Iran, is also vilified because of Israeli fears.

    While the Wahhabi continue to be enriched, by US and the Israeli seek to partner with them, in their "war" with Iran.

    The perpetrators of the attacks of 11SEP01, in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, now our allies.

    Neo-conservative strategies at work.

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  135. 46. Marty
    This is all of a piece with the demented reaction of NPR to Juan Williams, the LWV ex-ACORNite and ***teh Pledge of Allegians at teh*** IL-8 forum, and a zillion other things.

    The common thread is that reality is finally and belatedly starting to assert itself, and we have produced and empowered a generation of political and cultural leaders who simply have never dealt with reality and cannot do so, now.

    In their world, to state something, as long as it is approved by ***teh right people, is to make it so. They said, “Pass the health care bill and everyone will love it before the election,” for which there was zero evidence and plenty of evidence to teh contrary, buyt the votes fell in line.

    “Pass the stimulus bill and unemployment won’t exceed 8%,” even tho it was obvious to anyone with eyes that (a) unemployment was going to get really bad, and (b) teh ARRA was a joke even if you accept Keynes.

    Now, Geithner goes to the G-20 and tells everyone thay have to control their trade balances, as if (a) the US isn’t the main culprit because of our own policies, and (b) a country can do that on its own without setting hard quotas that would violate the WTO treaty. And, everyone snickered at him, as he deserved.

    On and on… a bunch of isiot 3-year olds who think tehy can have whatever they want by wishing for it, and maybe throwing a tantrum.

    The toughest thig is that at least as regards domestic economics, the solutions are simple and blindingly obvious, with a relatively narrow range of uncertainty where political give and take should occur. Stop spending monney on things that cannot be proven to work, esp those that after years of increased effort are manifest failures (e.g., most urban school districts; Head Start; the current structure of ag subsidies; NPR, NEH, NEA, CPB, and so on). Reform entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, TANF) to make them affordable, long-term, by a combination of means testing, strong incentives for the beneficiaries to act responsibly, and benefit reductions (in that order). Tax reform to make US corporations competitive and provide incentives for the most economically productive people to work more and to stop discouraging the hiring of people near the bottom who need a leg up. Plenty of details and there will be some pain, but
    ***this isn’t rocket surgery.***

    It is so far beyond disgusting, but “we the people” kept electing these clowns, year after year, decade after decade.

  136. Where do ya think Marty comes from?

  137. .
    Where do ya think Marty comes from?

    I've been trying to figure it out myself.

    I'm thinking somewhere out west. Maybe the northwest. Yea, probably the northweast. Not all the way to the coast but pretty close.


  138. Calls for defunding the networks began after Williams, who also serves as a Fox News contributor, said that he sometimes gets “worried” in airports when he sees people who “first and foremost identify as Muslims.” Although he was making a larger point about how he wants Americans to move beyond prejudices against Muslims, NPR ended his contract two days later.

    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint announced Friday he would introduce a bill to gut public funding of news media outlets like NPR. In the House, Colorado Republican
    Rep. Doug Lamborn put forth a similar bill in June that stalled in committee under Democratic leadership.

    With the midterm elections just days away, Republicans are looking to make major gains in both chambers, which could turn the rhetoric over defunding such a longstanding institution a possible reality in 2011.

    Funding for NPR

  139. Ex-NPR analyst Juan Williams said Sunday that his firing over a comment about Muslims amounts to "censorship," adding that it was "despicable" for an NPR executive to later suggest he was "unstable."

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