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by sweetbthescrivener
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Current Fad?
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: A Current Fad?

Impossible. Fads are temporary by definition.
by sweetbthescrivener
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 54
Views: 4320

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

Even if you get a second passport, everyone you know and love is still left behind. Will new life abroad be that rosy with this knowledge?
by sweetbthescrivener
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 78
Views: 2636

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

This thread needs to be retitled:

Who still supports Starbucks after this?
by sweetbthescrivener
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 78
Views: 2636

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Most people who support black lives matter are supporting a movement and not an organization, or rather conflating the two. Whenever I see a black lives matter sign I want to pull out a Sharpie and amend it:

"Don't sign on till you have read their mission statement."
by sweetbthescrivener
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Simple, Healthy, Delish Recipes
Replies: 74
Views: 5307

Re: Simple, Healthy, Delish Recipes

This is a great butternut squash soup recipe which has a secret ingredient which makes this soup epic and indescribable. (The secret ingredient is tart green apples, which, it turns out, is something that butternut squash needs.) I don't follow this recipe exactly, as I like to roast everything at t...
by sweetbthescrivener
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Too bad George Orwell isn't around to see this
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: Too bad George Orwell isn't around to see this

I think Vinny was just having fun with Newspeak. No. It's a phrase it seems I've recently frequently heard. Vinny Of course you have heard that in the Democrat party media. Maybe you should stop watching, listening to, or reading such propaganda. I stand corrected. Meanwhile. Look, a crazy man. htt...
by sweetbthescrivener
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Too bad George Orwell isn't around to see this
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: Too bad George Orwell isn't around to see this

I think Vinny was just having fun with Newspeak.
by sweetbthescrivener
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Amazon medical transcriptions
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Amazon medical transcriptions

So, I'm working on a book, and for the first time, I am dictating it to my phone and transcribing it, and was recently pretty bummed about how long it was going to take, until I figured out how to get Google Docs to convert a voice file to a document. Mostly it works really well, and the assumption ...
by sweetbthescrivener
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: More Fascinating Connections (Manson and the CIA)
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: More Fascinating Connections (Manson and the CIA)

It certainly changes your world view in a way that doesn't allow you to go back. But as of this year, even a head-in-the-sand-type person would be hard pressed to avoid seeing that something seriously nefarious has been going on. True enough. You might like this interview with Tom O'Neill on a pret...
by sweetbthescrivener
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Which camp?
Replies: 38
Views: 2916

Re: Which camp?

the citing of Alex and Hannah be the epitome of anecdotal "proof" and entirely un-scientific? And, am I an outlier since I don't use a cell phone for talking, keep my wired phone unplugged at home, hardly ever use my office phone, preferring either email or face-to-face communications? It would be ...
by sweetbthescrivener
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Which camp?
Replies: 38
Views: 2916

Re: Which camp?

A counterpoint to her ideas might be the work of Simon Baron Cohen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEYy1GXaNNY https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/may/17/featuresreviews.guardianreview6 Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat? Why do so many women love talki...
by sweetbthescrivener
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: More Fascinating Connections (Manson and the CIA)
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: More Fascinating Connections (Manson and the CIA)

I heard a recent rebroadcast of an interview with McGowan in which he said that in the past, he thought the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' was generally a putdown, and that after all the years of studying the things he has studied, he was beginning to rethink that assumption. He wondered out loud wheth...