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  1. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    22 May '14 18:38
    Check out #1. Who will perpetrate the evil that achieving that requires?


    LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON"

    the message of the Georgia Guidestones






    1. MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE


    2. GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY - IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY

    3. UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIVING NEW LANGUAGE

    4. RULE PASSION - FAITH - TRADITION - AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON

    5. PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS

    6. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT


    7. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS


    8. BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES


    9. PRIZE TRUTH - BEAUTY - LOVE- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE

    10. BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE
  2. 22 May '14 18:54
    Some loony with a wad of cash commissions a stone with loony stuff on it.

    What's there to discuss?
  3. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    22 May '14 19:46
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Some loony with a wad of cash commissions a stone with loony stuff on it.

    What's there to discuss?
    Because people like you are electing the politicians who actually believe that this is a good idea, and are working to bring this about.
  4. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    22 May '14 22:00
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Because people like you are electing the politicians who actually believe that this is a good idea, and are working to bring this about.
    .....Round the next corner they met Turkey Lurkey. “Where are you all going on this fine day?” she called out to them.

    “It won’t be a fine day for long,” replied Henny Penny. “The sky is falling down, and we are hurrying to tell the king.”

    “I will come with you,” said Turkey Lurkey. So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey all went on towards the king’s palace. Now on their way they met Foxy Loxy who asked, “Where are you going in such a hurry?”

    “We are going to the king’s palace to tell him the sky is falling down,” replied Henny Penny.....
    Anyone who has read bedtime stories will appreciate how important it is to repeat the exact same story night after night, which helps the child to feel safe and fall asleep. Sometimes it is amusing to say something in the wrong order - they spot the error at once and demand correction.

    I wonder if anyone ever read to sasquatch672 ? He seems sad.
  5. 22 May '14 22:14
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Some loony with a wad of cash commissions a stone with loony stuff on it.

    What's there to discuss?
    Among the variety of loony ideas are a few good ones.
  6. 22 May '14 22:50
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Check out #1. Who will perpetrate the evil that achieving that requires?


    LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON"

    the message of the Georgia Guidestones






    1. MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE


    2. GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY - IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY

    3. UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIV ...[text shortened]... HE INFINITE

    10. BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE
    These pipe dreams remind me of the following from Wikipedia, ironically also connected to Georgia:

    "[Governor of Georgia Lester] Maddox's often self-deprecating humor and off-the-cuff manner stood in contrast to the fiery rhetoric of other Southern politicians such as George Wallace and Strom Thurmond. When he was asked what might be done to improve the abysmal conditions in Georgia prisons, Maddox replied that what was really needed was a better class of prisoner."

    What we'd need, Sasq, is a better class of humans.
  7. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    22 May '14 22:55
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Among the variety of loony ideas are a few good ones.
    Are you implying that there is a reason to take this seriously then? Or that you take it seriously?
  8. 22 May '14 23:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Are you implying that there is a reason to take this seriously then? Or that you take it seriously?
    Not in its entirety. But do you throw the baby out with the bathwater? The conflict between 2 and 3 with 7 is funny.
  9. 22 May '14 23:18
    Originally posted by finnegan to sasquatch672
    [quote].....Round the next corner they met Turkey Lurkey. “Where are you all going on this fine day?” she called out to them.

    “It won’t be a fine day for long,” replied Henny Penny. “The sky is falling down, and we are hurrying to tell the king.”

    “I will come with you,” said Turkey Lurkey. So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Go ...[text shortened]... at once and demand correction.

    I wonder if anyone ever read to sasquatch672 ? He seems sad.
    'Anyone who has read bedtime stories...which helps the child to feel safe..'
    --Finnegan

    I don't recall anyone ever reading 'bedtime stories' to me as a child.
    One reason was that no printed children's books in my parents' native
    tongue(s) were available. So if I heard any 'bedtime stories', they must
    have been something made up or recited as part of an oral tradition.

    I also doubt that my parents attached importance to making me feel safe,
    given that their own childhoods had been filled with perils. I was told that
    children had to grow up faster in wartime. I was told that 13 year old boys
    were considered ready to fight, and some of them were killed in action.
    And as for what often happened to 13 year old girls in wartime, I would
    have to wait until I was older before that reality could be explained to me.
    Yet children often are more adaptable and resilient than adults assume.
    Children can learn to recognize the noises of battle and, for instance, not
    bother to take cover because they expect a shell will land far enough away.

    When Paris was besieged during the Franco-Prussian War, some French
    mothers were overheard telling their children, "If you don't behave yourselves,
    you're not going to allowed to stay up late and watch the bombardment!"
    (referring to the artillery firing upon Paris).
  10. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    23 May '14 23:16
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    'Anyone who has read bedtime stories...which helps the child to feel safe..'
    --Finnegan

    I don't recall anyone ever reading 'bedtime stories' to me as a child.
    One reason was that no printed children's books in my parents' native
    tongue(s) were available. So if I heard any 'bedtime stories', they must
    have been something made up or recited as part ...[text shortened]... wed to stay up late and watch the bombardment!"
    (referring to the artillery firing upon Paris).
    I'm sorry for the child who missed out on stories.

    A story like that of Henny Penny not only makes me feel more safe but also enables me to make sense of someone like sasquatch672 who possibly also had unhappy experiences to explain his curmudgeonly manner.
  11. 23 May '14 23:51
    Originally posted by finnegan
    I'm sorry for the child who missed out on stories.

    A story like that of Henny Penny not only makes me feel more safe but also enables me to make sense of someone like sasquatch672 who possibly also had unhappy experiences to explain his curmudgeonly manner.
    Actually, I had little or no sense of having a 'deprived childhood' because
    I did not know enough children with whom to compare my experiences.
    And my parents often were telling how fortunate I was to be a child.
    At least I was not sent to work in a coal mine, sweatshop, or brothel,
    though my parents did not object to the principle of forced child labour.

    I have no doubt that many hungry children in the DPRK (North Korea)
    are being told how fortunate they are too.
  12. 24 May '14 02:20
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Actually, I had little or no sense of having a 'deprived childhood' because
    I did not know enough children with whom to compare my experiences.
    And my parents often were telling how fortunate I was to be a child.
    At least I was not sent to work in a coal mine, sweatshop, or brothel,
    though my parents did not object to the principle of forced child labo ...[text shortened]... that many hungry children in the DPRK (North Korea)
    are being told how fortunate they are too.
    What is now considered a "deprived childhood" may have been better for children, than the relatively privileged existence many have today. Learning to value work, and what it produces is more than all the trinkets privileged kids get.
  13. 24 May '14 05:31
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Because people like you are electing the politicians who actually believe that this is a good idea, and are working to bring this about.
    Which politician I have voted for has said this [idea #1] is a good idea? How are the people who do think it is a good idea "like me"?
  14. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    24 May '14 09:01
    Originally posted by finnegan
    I'm sorry for the child who missed out on stories.

    A story like that of Henny Penny not only makes me feel more safe but also enables me to make sense of someone like sasquatch672 who possibly also had unhappy experiences to explain his curmudgeonly manner.
    I'm actually quite happy, but thank you for your concern. I do agree with you - I'm a curmudgeon. And young to be called such, which someday, as I grow greyer and fatter, I will look back upon with a bit of vanity.
  15. 27 May '14 23:39
    Originally posted by normbenign
    What is now considered a "deprived childhood" may have been better for children, than the relatively privileged existence many have today. Learning to value work, and what it produces is more than all the trinkets privileged kids get.
    "What is now considered a 'deprived childhood' may have been better for
    children, than the relatively privilege existence many have today.
    Learning to value work..."
    --Normbenign

    (Normbenign's still ignorant of when to use commas.)
    This seems *partly* like the argument that black Americans might have
    been better off as slaves because then they really had to 'value work'.

    Does Normbenign believe that his own children would have been better off
    by being put to work in a coal mine, sweatshop, or brothel?