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Did I give everyone the day off?

Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by Daniel~, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. cloasters

    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    I'm very glad that you are back on-line, and you get enough band width for movies too? Yaay! DSL has improved greatly since I tried it long ago, very good!

    Quoting Einstein danrok? Why not, he was one smart guy. Supposedly my phone co sports large bandspread for a reasonable charge. But with them it's always been "up to." Never "here is how slow reality is." Which is far more honest.
    What, I want honesty from money handling "people?" Good luck!

    Looks like Casey found the right place, very glad to hear it. Thank goodness I haven't touched booze and all illegal drugs for more than a quarter century(pot's legal now) but I want it not one bit. YMMV, I had it easy in South East Asia compared to many, many former GI's. Glad that at least some of them can get good help! I've received a lot of help from the VA, but unfortunately it is getting worse. And the monster in the Gold House will make it much worse. Can't believe a friend voted for it, err, I mean him. Too many Americans love punishment---well they're getting it now!

    Hope you are always safe from any flooding, Daniel. And all other Members too!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Sure he was good at numbers, but could he do this!!?? upload_2017-10-25_9-10-25.jpeg

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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Power is a chancy thing out here. We seem to o dark around once a day. But as they are still out there at the pole coming in to our campground, I feel we can hope for better in the near future...

    I came on-line, saw Danrok's post and had to wait a hour for power to come back up to post my terribly witty reply! ":O}

    My advice for near future generations, Get mobile and stay mobile there will be lots of things you will want to avoid coming your way. Try not to think to badly of us who sent those things your way.

    Try to remember that:

    "We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    "Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
    Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
    Dien Bien Phu Falls, "Rock Around the Clock"
    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai
    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkweather Homicide, Children of Thalidomide
    Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
    Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
    U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
    Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
    Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
    Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
    Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
    Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
    J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
    Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
    Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
    Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
    Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
    Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
    Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
    Rock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    But when we are gone
    It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on...
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning

    Written by Billy Joel • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    To which my darker side responds


    "Hey hey Joe where you going with those matches in your hand."
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    That's probably more than he made in his lifetime...
    Here's one of my favorite E quotes.

    "God doesn't play dice with the Universe."
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Glad to see you are back Daniel!
    I prayed for you and Patti and for your safety many times! Its great to hear those prayers were answered!
    I'm also thankful that your new trailer wasn't burned down because of heroic fire-fighters! I rarely ever get to meet on in person, but I do thank police men/women when I stop at Quick Trip. They get free drinks so I find them there often.

    Keep in touch!
    Did you notice we finally hit 300 guides!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    300!!!?
    I should give you the summer off more often!

    I thank you for your prayers and your remembrance of Patti and me.
    all of you were kept close to me by way of my own prayers

    This has been a very rough patch for Patti and she's come thought for us like a champ.
    As I feel a calling to contemplation, for the most part, for me, this was just something new to look into.

    These short periods of difficulty and transition allow us to test ourselves and seek for new resolve in maintaining our own equanimity. As the I Ching is always telling me:

    "He who allows his spirit to be broken by adversity certainly has no success."

    My God how my broken spirit use to hate being told that! LOL

    But after decades of struggle this simple truth has become something for me to look into.":O}

    Thank you Boo and give my best to your wife and family.



    Lyrics
    Oh won't you stay
    Stay a while with your own ones
    Don't ever stray
    Stray so far from your own ones
    Cause the world is so cold
    Don't care nothing for your soul
    That you share with your own ones

    Don't rush away
    Rush away from your own ones
    Just one more day
    One more day with your own ones
    Cause the world is so cold
    Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
    That you share with your own ones

    There's a stranger
    And he's standing at your door
    Might be your best friend, might be your brother
    You may never know

    I'm going back
    Going back to my own ones
    Come back to talk
    Talk a while with my own ones
    Cause the world is so cold
    Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
    You share with your own ones

    Oh won't you stay
    One more day with your own ones
    Don't rush away
    Rush away from your own ones
    This old world is so cold,
    Don't care nothing for your soul
    You share with your own ones

    Written by Van Morrison • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I've loved his music since "Brown eyed girl"
    Van looks exactly like I have pictured Irish butchers. Yet is fit to sing with the angles. Want proof?






    Lyrics
    Beside the garden walls,
    We walk in haunts of ancient peace.
    At night we rest and go to sleep
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    The love and light we seek,
    The words we do not need to speak,
    Here in this wondrous way we keep
    These haunts of ancient peace.
    Let us go there again
    When we need some relief
    Oh, when I can't find my feet
    When I need rest and sleep.
    The Sunday bells they chime
    Around the countryside and towns
    A song of harmony and rhyme
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    The holy grail we seek
    On down by haunts of ancient peace.
    We see the new Jerusalem
    In haunts of ancient peace.
    Oh, when I can't find my feet
    Oh, when I need some relief
    One more time again.
    You know I want to go there one more time again.
    Be still in haunts of ancient peace.
    (Be still)

    Written by Van Morrison • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group
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    We live in a sacred world.
    we are touched by sacred hands
    are praised by sacred words.

    What is sacred
    leads us in our longings
    and sacred feet follow in our foot steps.

    the ten thousand thoughts
    can shut us away like a lock upon a door.
    Enter the sacred now!
    be whole in God once more.
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    booman posted 300 guides? Great thanks to a very impressive man! Very valuable posts, thank you Daniel! Dan is back under full steam, Yaaay!
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry. Between work, general family stuff, and issues with Sue, life has conspired to keep me from suffering boredom.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    You have never been stingy with your time when you had time to spend. We all know that!
    i just really missed having someone to berate while I was away.".


    For fathers things can never be easy. But your a warrior born. You can trust that. Your on a a sacrificial path, you can trust that.

    Stay centered in the now and dwell in the mist of troubles as if they did not exist.

    When you first arrived here, the oceans were awaiting you.
    Air sought out your tiny lungs.
    Grains upon their stocks awaited your harvest.


    you grew without effort before you learned to make an effort....

    Since before you arrived you've been in God's hands and the Great maker does not make mistakes.

    Once you realize that you quickly run out of things to pray for.

    As for what can be said at that point...the best I've heard thus far:
    "Make me worthy!"
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    A prayer that is on my lips every single day....

    Side note, I know that an ellipsis is generally considered to be 3 dots. I generally use 4.

    So, a single dot is a period, and 3 dots is an ellipsis.

    What is 2? A wannabe? Or, rather than an inferior ellipsis, maybe it is a superior period?

    But what about 4 dots? Is 4 then arrogant?
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    I admit--I don't know what an ellipsis is. The shame of it!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I share fully in Georges flawed education, I didn't know either . What a fancy name for a run on period!
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    Looks like three dots (...) is necessary at times. Signifying and end of an idea, perhaps? Or saying that "I am moving on from one statement ... to another?" Oh the shame. I'm not truly certain what an "ellipsis" means. Herb Caen--a San Francisco columnist in the Chronicle was extremely fond of what he called three dot journalism.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I've always felt that an ... should have as many dot's as I want it to and mean whatever I want it to in the moment... In my view it's the only punctuation that liberates rather than confines the rules of punctuation.

    The ellipsis was thought by Patti to be a perfect triangle. I prefer as stated to leave it's exact meaning undefined. Sometimes I use it instead of stuttering, easier to type.
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    Liberate the dots?!

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