Name My Band - oldviolin - May 25, 2018 - 11:36am
 
Freedom of speech? - R_P - May 25, 2018 - 11:30am
 
That's a terrible idea. Let's do it! - DownHomeGirl - May 25, 2018 - 11:26am
 
What Did You Do Today? - SeriousLee - May 25, 2018 - 11:09am
 
Baseball, anyone? - SeriousLee - May 25, 2018 - 11:03am
 
deleting/editing comments function gone - sirdroseph - May 25, 2018 - 10:51am
 
Counting with Pictures - SeriousLee - May 25, 2018 - 10:49am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Chwkbud - May 25, 2018 - 10:48am
 
Trump - VV - May 25, 2018 - 10:42am
 
What Makes You Laugh? - DownHomeGirl - May 25, 2018 - 10:03am
 
North Korea - cc_rider - May 25, 2018 - 9:17am
 
Nature's Creatures - Proclivities - May 25, 2018 - 9:14am
 
Way Cool Video - Coaxial - May 25, 2018 - 8:41am
 
Memorial Day - cc_rider - May 25, 2018 - 8:14am
 
songs that ROCK! - sirdroseph - May 25, 2018 - 2:23am
 
Would you drive this car for dating with ur girl? - haresfur - May 24, 2018 - 10:17pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - haresfur - May 24, 2018 - 9:23pm
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - haresfur - May 24, 2018 - 9:22pm
 
Positive Thoughts and Prayer Requests - AliGator - May 24, 2018 - 9:06pm
 
Race in America - R_P - May 24, 2018 - 6:33pm
 
Live Music - kurtster - May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - R_P - May 24, 2018 - 4:13pm
 
Things that piss me off - Antigone - May 24, 2018 - 2:59pm
 
New Music - ptooey - May 24, 2018 - 2:02pm
 
Art Show - oldviolin - May 24, 2018 - 1:16pm
 
Animal Resistance - Proclivities - May 24, 2018 - 1:10pm
 
Military Matters - R_P - May 24, 2018 - 1:03pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - k_trout - May 24, 2018 - 12:21pm
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - sirdroseph - May 24, 2018 - 11:37am
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - SeriousLee - May 24, 2018 - 11:17am
 
Afghanistan - R_P - May 24, 2018 - 10:28am
 
Photos you haven't taken of yourself - Antigone - May 24, 2018 - 10:19am
 
Books read recently - islander - May 24, 2018 - 9:48am
 
illegal immigrants - meower - May 24, 2018 - 7:16am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - kurtster - May 24, 2018 - 5:45am
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - May 23, 2018 - 6:51pm
 
The Truth Unfolds - Red_Dragon - May 23, 2018 - 6:15pm
 
Breaking News - R_P - May 23, 2018 - 10:49am
 
Celebrity Deaths - GeneP59 - May 23, 2018 - 9:16am
 
Celebrity Face Recognition - Proclivities - May 23, 2018 - 6:56am
 
Environmental, Brilliance or Stupidity - miamizsun - May 23, 2018 - 5:04am
 
World Music - R_P - May 23, 2018 - 12:34am
 
Latin Music - R_P - May 23, 2018 - 12:24am
 
The Obituary Page - ScottN - May 22, 2018 - 8:54pm
 
BACK TO THE 80's - R_P - May 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
 
Guns - kcar - May 22, 2018 - 7:12pm
 
TV shows you watch - kcar - May 22, 2018 - 6:12pm
 
How To Be Politically Correct, A Primer - R_P - May 22, 2018 - 4:09pm
 
oh boy CAKE! - haresfur - May 22, 2018 - 2:49pm
 
what about those emo kids? - Proclivities - May 22, 2018 - 11:27am
 
What makes you smile? - Steely_D - May 22, 2018 - 10:56am
 
When are you too old to drive? - meower - May 22, 2018 - 10:27am
 
Back to the 00's - rhahl - May 22, 2018 - 10:21am
 
XPRIZE & Singularity University - miamizsun - May 22, 2018 - 4:12am
 
Milk squirting in Turkey??? - miamizsun - May 22, 2018 - 4:06am
 
Your Current Crush - Alexandra - May 21, 2018 - 11:12pm
 
Immigration - haresfur - May 21, 2018 - 11:11pm
 
Ridiculous or Funny Spam - R_P - May 21, 2018 - 10:50pm
 
Those Silly FBI Guys! - ScottFromWyoming - May 21, 2018 - 10:21pm
 
"Everybody Must Get Stoned" actually not about drugs - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 8:44pm
 
International Year of Rumi - 2007 - oldviolin - May 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
Evolution! - R_P - May 21, 2018 - 6:07pm
 
Fake News*  ?  ! - R_P - May 21, 2018 - 5:34pm
 
Coffee - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 5:33pm
 
The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro America - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 5:28pm
 
Toodledo and/or OpenID - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 5:18pm
 
Fun For Fingers - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 5:12pm
 
• • • Lost and Found • • •  - Manbird - May 21, 2018 - 5:09pm
 
PANTS ON FIRE! - miamizsun - May 21, 2018 - 3:53pm
 
The Dragons' Roost - haresfur - May 21, 2018 - 2:36pm
 
Bad Poetry - oldviolin - May 21, 2018 - 8:46am
 
What are you reading now? - rhahl - May 21, 2018 - 7:12am
 
What are you listening to now? - SeriousLee - May 21, 2018 - 6:32am
 
Classical Music - R_P - May 20, 2018 - 9:01pm
 
Buying a Car - SeriousLee - May 20, 2018 - 6:58pm
 
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Posted: May 22, 2018 - 8:54pm

Philip Roth, author of the scandalous ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ who was seen as ‘the voice of his generation,’


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Posted: May 21, 2018 - 1:40pm

Do not weep for Bernard Lewis, high priest of war in the Middle East
For decades, Bernard Lewis, who has just died, provided the intellectual and moral justification for bigotry and war in the Middle East
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Posted: Apr 14, 2018 - 9:56pm

Pahrump-based radio host Art Bell dies at 72 on Friday the 13th, 2018

A big sad.  Listened to him from the mid 90's until his retirement.  I know that he is held in low regard by most here, but a noteworthy passing to some.

An interview by Larry King, another one of my favorite overnight radio talk show hosts, who I listened to for the entire stint of his syndicated run from when there were only 28 stations carrying his show until his retirement from radio.


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Posted: Mar 16, 2018 - 6:32am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
{#Hug}
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 5:49pm

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Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overh{#Meditate}ead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
My condolences to you all.
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 4:46pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
{#Meditate}
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 4:35pm

Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 10:16am

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RIP and thank you for all you've done in the world
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 6:45am

I do wish there was a way to embed this, but the track's just not available anywhere else. Click here, and select the song titled Zero G (Flash is required). It's a fun tribute, good tune, and specTACular fretwork.
 
 
Can't play baseball
Can't clean fish
Can't sing opera
But none of us will ever know
The things that Stephen Hawking knows

 
Edit: Should've checked Jalan's FB page first. D'oh!



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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 6:20am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

the thing I took from the book was that it was possible to attain immortality by jumping into a black hole and screaming for help... your cries will be heard for ever.

 

the big red shift

you will eventually meld with the cosmos and recycle at the quarkian level

lol

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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:27am

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i am a form of matter that does not emit light, absorb light, or scatter light

my only interactions are gravitational

obviously that was my dark feeble attempt at word play

but did i? no, but i do look up a lot

heck, i'm lucky to make it out of bed and drag a comb across my head
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the thing I took from the book was that it was possible to attain immortality by jumping into a black hole and screaming for help... your cries will be heard for ever.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:22am

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Did you completely understand the subject matter?

 

i am a form of matter that does not emit light, absorb light, or scatter light

my only interactions are gravitational

obviously that was my dark feeble attempt at word play

but did i? no, but i do look up a lot

heck, i'm lucky to make it out of bed and drag a comb across my head
{#Biggrin}   {#Wave}


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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:04am

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rip stephen

the book, a brief history of time, was a rec by a fellow book club geek

one of the more interesting books that i have read (and re-read)
 


Did you completely understand the subject matter?
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 4:24am

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rip stephen

the book, a brief history of time, was a rec by a fellow book club geek

one of the more interesting books that i have read (and re-read)

don't ask me if completely understood the subject matter 


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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 - 8:52pm

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Obituary 1 - 2
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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 - 12:01pm

Nokie Edwards, influential lead guitarist for the Ventures, dies at 82.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2018 - 6:37pm

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Respect for a man who had core beliefs and stuck to them, but he wasn't my pastor and I'm an American.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2018 - 5:35pm


Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died
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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 7:49am

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I have some reading ahead of me.

 
an alternative to violence and war?

that's crazy talk

rip gene 
edit:

watch this and be impressed...


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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 7:29pm

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Gene Sharp, RIP: The Man Who Tried to Take the Violence Out of War

He was one of the world's greatest theorists of nonviolent revolution. But don't call him a pacifist.

The first interview I did with Gene Sharp was for a foreign-policy roundtableback in 2003. He wrote afterward to say he mostly liked the piece but I should please not call him a pacifist again.

This took me by surprise. Sharp, who died last week at age 90, had been a draft resister during the Korean War and an editor of Peace News. He had studied Gandhi's life and work for strategic insights, and he had dedicated his career to showing how dictatorships could be overthrown and invaders repelled nonviolently. That all sounded pretty pacifist to me. What I didn't appreciate was how much Sharp associated the term pacifism with a purely ethical position, and how frustrated he had gotten with so many of the people who embraced the p-word. "I don't condemn people who believe in nonviolence as a way of life," he told me in one of our later interviews, this one conducted as the Arab Spring was surging. "For them, that may be the best they can do. And there are other people who have been witnessing and protesting and being true to their beliefs, who want to know how they can do this most effectively. But they don't always grasp the importance of doing more than that. Not just to witness against the wickedness of the world, but how to change the world."

Meanwhile, most of the people he was learning from weren't pacifists at all. He had searched the historical record for empirical examples of civic resistance, ranging from "rude gestures" to nonviolent strikes and mutinies, even the creation of parallel grassroots systems of governance. He discovered countless case studies all over the globe. The vast majority of people conducting these protests and revolts, he noted, were not ideological pacifists; they were figuring out tactics and strategies on the fly. Sharp, in turn, focused more on how they were fighting than what they were fighting for. In the battle over Jim Crow, his sympathies were with the civil rights movement—he had taken part in a sit-in himself—but when the segregationists used a nonviolent tactic, he made sure to examine that too. After all, someone else might find it useful.

Sharp compiled a long list of those methods, and he developed a theory of power to explain why they worked (and why they sometimes didn't). It's a remarkable body of writing: Sharp is, I think, one of the most essential and underappreciated political thinkers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. No mere armchair theorist, he then set about sharing his findings with dissidents everywhere from Burma to the West Bank. When the next generation of nonviolent rebels came along, they were deeply in his debt. (After the Baltic states gained their independence, one Lithuanian defense minister said of Sharp's Civilian-Based Defense, "I would rather have this book than the nuclear bomb.")



 
I have some reading ahead of me.
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