World Views and moving forward

Please try to avoid religious or political subjects in this forum.
Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:33 pm

:roll About tasty bitcoin hash ...

Re: https://blockgeeks.com/guides/what-is-hashing/

"Each block contains thousands and thousands of transactions. It will be very time inefficient to store all the data inside each block as a series. Doing so will make finding any particular transaction extremely cumbersome and time-consuming. If you use a Merkle tree, however, you will greatly cut down the time required to find out whether a particular transaction belongs in that block or not."

:idea: Now methinks ...

Since each block contains transactions in series (with faster in-block searching facilitated by Merkle tree structure), but many blocks in the primary blockchain must still be searched to find the desired transactions*, a separate Merkle tree blockchain should be created to complement the primary blockchain. This Greater Index Merkle (GIM) would be searched to get the pointer for a block in the primary blockchain; the GIM would be recreated periodically** using the primary blockchain as input. 8)

* consider an early bitcoin purchased then held until years later.
** blocks not yet indexed by the GIM would be searched before the GIM is accessed.

This might be called MMT - Merkle Mass Transit for bitcoins. ;)
... but what the hash do I know :?: :!:

:idea: A GIM, rather than one huge Merkle tree file, would be much smaller
and permit faster processing (blocksizes are limited by technology).

Rod ... :bike: ... (still cruisin' with personal MT)

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Re: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -scam.html

"In the tulip bubble the beginning of the end was when they started trading futures on tulips,
that was another move up and then all of a sudden it collapses and it's over."

:idea: Since bitcoin futures start trading soon, "the writing is on the wall" ... perhaps.
However, blockchain technology will remain and keep improving (IMO) ...
and will be used for other data as well as financial transactions. ;)

:scratch: How to prepare for the anticipated collapse of the bubble? (IMO)
Sell soon to recover capital plus non-greed profit, then let
remaining bitcoins enjoy the ride as long as you dare. ;)

Rod

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:46 am

Re: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-10- ... rency.html

OMG! :shock: Bitcoins "here today - gone tomorrow", and inspiring
creation of another new bitcoin: BitQuick (Bitcoin Quicksand) :lol:

Analysis: Learn about the technology but know your egg baskets well. ;)

Rod :meds:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am

Re: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-10- ... rency.html
My comment several days ago seems to align with the "normalization" conjecture in this article:

:roll: Downside (IMO): the keys are worthless if the bitcoins somehow disappear (or are stolen, etc.). "Smoke and mirrors" comes to mind ... since it may be easy to "disappear" digital numbers ... when the time is right. In contrast, physical investments in your possession (gold, silver, land, artwork, - even physical currency) cannot disappear as easily as this digital stuff. ;)

:idea: Analogy: You receive the key to an RV that you purchased as an investment. You may sell the RV, but the RV always stays on other property ... and might not be there when you decide to sell it some day. Not to worry - your unique key proves that you own an RV ... wherever it is. :roll:

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:02 pm

About the RV "bitcoin" ...

:lol: LOL1: Now for the reality of bitcoins ...
The RV is just a digital picture, having value according to rarity and popularity
... but you still get a key to the picture! :roll:

:lol: LOL2: "What's in your wallet?" (current advertising for a credit card,
now applicable to bitcoin wallets). ;)

:lol: LOL3: The bitcoin key is a digital picture. :duh

... now get the picture? :hithere

Rod ... :bike: ...

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-hott ... indblower/

"The only thing buyers in this ICO got was the hope that the price of the token, given the current cryptocurrency mania, would surge by thousands of percent in the shortest time span – on the principle that the less people get, the more they’re willing to pay for it, and if they got nothing at all, they’d be willing to pay the most." :roll:

:bana: On a positive note ...
The bitcoin mania will have at least two benefits: :roll

- Teach new investors about evaluating risk and how to invest relative to that risk.

- Concentrate money from the world's economies into the hands of fewer people*
(investment manias never end well for most of the investors; and like a lottery
sometimes called "pyramid scheme", we only hear about the winners ...
never about the greater majority of losers). ;)

* "benefit" if the owners are benevolent when using their funds. :finger:

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 am

:roll: Bitcoin hsyterics (humor - not mania) ...

Despite warnings that you can lose bitcoins via private key misplacement (aka "loss"),
those same bitcoins always remain in the blockchain ... but can no longer be located.

The humor: bitcoins are never lost - just cannot be found! :lol:
(technology might recover them some day for new ownership)

:idea: BTW (not a bitcoin ticker symbol):
Owner/operators of bitcoin xchanges plan for gradual loss of bitcoins (various reasons),
but this planning highlights an investment issue: supply of a fixed asset decreases ;)
... relative to that bitcoin's mining progress.

Rod :duh

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 am

:roll: About bitcoin hsyterics ...

These recent weeks of bitcoin research keep inspiring
"There's something wrong with this picture!" A blockchain
is a growing list of transactions, starting from Day 1
... and continuing after all bitcoins are mined
(buying/selling still occur). ;)

Until recent years, currency serial number was unimportant -
just its tradeable value at the time of the transaction.
Admittedly, for bitcoin investment (aka "speculation"),
a blockchain audit trail seems important since bitcoin
is the product bought and sold :!:

Customer transaction audit trails for fixed periods
have been financial protocol for centuries ... but not
audit trails of the currency used (the serial numbers).
These massive blockchains - by design - seem intended
to provide greater value to "the system" - not customer.

:lol: Amazon.com's (for example) customer audit trail
of one's purchases can be useful, but I find it stressful
to finally see "where all the money went" for the year!
"Was the purchase really necessary? Or at that price?"

I'll keep researching, but the trend seems certain:
blockchain technology is a dysfunctional marriage
of currency value and currency serial number*.
On the other hand, it provides value for "the system"
that would like to know how we spend our money
... every day ... from birth to death. :roll:

* actually, currency serial number is that which
is being tracked - value is passed in the payment
records for real products and services since value
is determined at the time of the transaction.

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:56 am

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/big-bank ... lockchain/

"In other words, in the mother of all ironies, a technology that has so far been geared at guaranteeing anonymity in transactions,
or at least has been marketed on that basis, could soon be used by banks to keep much closer track of, and share data on identities,
money flows, transactions, and spending habits." ;) ;)

"Ironic" only if anonymity guarantee was the actual plan - fast-moving events suggest otherwise (IMO). :o

:shock: Undoubtedly, the "mark of the beast" era is now arriving!
Pick a number, any number ... they're all good! and trackable. :roll:

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:33 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/three-cr ... urrencies/

"But when it comes to crypto assets, make no mistake ... the responsibility is well and truly yours." :!:

However, full cryptocurrency protection is difficult to achieve ... :duh
since owners can only protect private keys to coins that are stored online in a blockchain
... which means that anyone with only knowledge of the key(s) can take the coins. :shock:

:lol: A crypto hardware wallet, encased in cement and dropped into a secret part of the ocean,
offers no protection if the keys encased therein are known to a thief. :roll:

Today's best guess about protection:
distribute investment across multiple cryptocurrencies and use multiple wallets
... for "fewer eggs in one basket" protection. ;)

Or maybe crypto insurance will become a crypto add-on product. :roll:
(keep evidence that you're the true owner of the stolen keys)

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:39 pm

Re: https://news.bitcoin.com/a-guide-to-wha ... ey-happen/

:idea: It doesn't take much extrapolation to realize that, going forward technologically,
there will be no limit to the number of bitcoin hard and soft forks that can occur,
forks that reflect changes to network rules for processing a bitcoin blockchain.

Suddenly, physical currency seems less manipulated and less vulnerable. :roll:

... but a neighborhood octogenarian widow once advised my 30-ish soul:
"The only good thing is somethin' to eat." ... which now translates to:
"Eat well today, for tomorrow you may get forked." ;)

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:57 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/us-banks ... urrencies/

"It appears that the crackdown on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has begun,
with US banks closing down accounts of anybody caught using them."

:scratch: Who can tell if this is the beginning of a "crackdown" ...
but news to keep in mind if not using cash to buy bitcoins. ;)

Rod

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:37 pm

:roll: About those GNU gifts (Gently Not Used) ...

With such "doom & gloom" being forecast in financial circles,
especially because of massive worldwide debt, gifting in 2018
may soon permit the sharing of GNU (pronounced "new") gifts.
These are those items, whether "regifting" or never used,
that will be socially acceptable in the new year. :finger:

Who can tell :!: :?: GNU greeting cards (really new) and gift wrap
might be created to help many survive financial stress in 2018.

Rod :D

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:45 am

Re: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/health/vi ... index.html

"Hartl said that 'use of the internet, computers, smartphones and other electronic devices has dramatically increased over recent decades,' and while there are clear benefits, 'health problems as a result of excessive use have also been documented.'" :!:

"In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes 'gaming disorder' in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a 'persistent or recurrent' behavior pattern of 'sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.'" :(

:cheers: Entrepreneur Alert: A new version of FitBits* might help explain your DICS' ED
(Daily Internet, Computers, Smartphones and other Electronic Dysfunction).

* https://www.fitbit.com/home

Rod :D

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-cent ... -doing-it/

Note the comments about bitcoins (central banks may be buying cryptocurrencies,
thus forcing the prices higher for a later controlled collapse of the crypto market). :shock:

:idea: Bottom line (IMO): "Buy low! - Sell high!"
before others sell their digital Monopoly Money. ;)

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:06 am

Re: http://strategiccoin.com/the-thousand-y ... urrency-2/

"Although bitcoin and ethereum dominate the ecosystem right now, it’s entirely possible that
they will be disrupted by other cryptocurrencies in the future. This may not happen for years
— or decades — but the fact remains that it could happen." :shock:

Obvious "bottom line" of this newest bitcoin technology:
Bitcoin technology will keep improving - blockchains may come and go
... as will investments therein. :(

:hithere Bottom line of the bottom line:
Bitcoins are still volatile trading devices* ("buy low - sell high")
more than widely used digital money. :o

* sometimes "Pyramid Of Occasional Popularity" schemes. :roll:

Rod :rambo:

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:46 pm

Re: http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/25/faceb ... eferences/

"The social media company often asks people to provide more basic personal information ...
asks some users to finish the statement 'I usually sleep with…' "

:idea: Good mind exercise! - even party game material!
Guests write responses then everyone tries to guess who wrote them.
"Who can tell?" Winner might get to sleep with ... ? :roll:

Think of possible responses, such as ...
- two pillows.
- the lights off.
- the door closed.
- whoever pays for it.
- no clothes except socks.
- 4-legged people.

Rod :D

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:55 pm

:roll: Last night's U.S. State of the Union (SOTU) speech exemplifies (IMO) what's wrong with the U.S. two-party system: the symbolic sit down of the Democrats for the majority of applause opportunities (this also occurs when Republicans stay seated for a Democrat's SOTU speech). After all, the SOTU speech is not supposed to be a political event that highlights the childishness of a nation's leaders. That this SOTU childishness continues from administration to administration may explain why civil discourse is a worsening problem in the U.S. and in other countries:

:idea: Apparently, Amy Wax (and Op-Ed co-author Larry Alexander, professor at University of San Diego School of Law) has become the focus of this heated discussion (below) which should continue - not be silenced by opposition. Well worth reading ... and timely, considering deteriorating civil discourse in modern societies. The obvious and intended focus of Amy's Op-Ed is that civil discourse in the U.S. needs much improvement, but her opponents seize the opportunity to attack the fine points of the Op-Ed (Amy's opinions) - not the primary focus:

Re: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/co ... 70809.html
(also click on link to view Amy's comments about subsequent response to her August 9, 2017 Op-Ed)

Re: https://heterodoxacademy.org/2017/09/02 ... is-values/

"Since 2015 we've seen an increase in petitions and movements to denounce professors. Typically a professor says or writes something, then a group of students protests. The students demand that the professor be censured or renounced by the university administration, or by his or her colleagues. The event is amplified by social media and by secondary, agenda-driven news outlets, pressuring other professors to take sides and declare themselves publicly." :shock:

;) Methinks that "protest" has become a national habit, exercised at every opportunity ... tantamount to a baby's every whimper for discomfort or complaint ... and often exaggerated when reported/promoted by the all-too-willing media. In a truly civil society, should not civil discourse precede protest ... and only after serious discourse fails to achieve a goal?

If this social cart must always precede the horse, then civil discourse should be the anticipated next step. :finger:

Rod :rambo:

User avatar
Sandy
Staff
Posts: 16790
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 1111
Location: Illawarra District, New South Wales, Australia
Contact:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Sandy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:03 am

Frankly, though I see your point, Rod and normally do feel better for a "polite atmosphere, ... I cannot blame the democrats for sitting through anything and everything this pres has to say.
If you want respect, you must earn it...and standing up and showing applause just because others in the "crowd do" despite the fact that you think what is being said is" horse hockey" is NOT being truthful to yourself or anybody else. LOL I suppose DT should be thankful they were there at all.

It's all theatrics anyway... a once a year night, showcasing "political theater and pageantry." :roll:
Yeah, I am seriously disillusioned right now. ;) :(
hugs,
Sandy
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:47 am

Re: U.S. State of the Union (SOTU) speech ...

:roll: The "theatrics" continue from administration to administration with the current one (and its supporters) often retaliating for what happened during the previous administration. We should keep in mind that, in most elections, at least half of the country voted for the leaders in office. So, to disagree with the President, for example, is to disagree with half of the country ... most likely relatives, friends, and neighbors - even 1111angels members. ;)

:idea: But if we respect the office that's held by the leaders, then the country should keep moving forward in civility. Besides, the tide always turns, giving the opposition time to do their number on (or for) "the people."

Incidentally, what besides civility will keep even a portion of major nuclear weapons from being used and rendering much of the planet uninhabitable for centuries (or millennia)? I understand that the Midwayers are not permitted to interfere directly, but keep trying to guide us to greater civility, especially when confrontation is popular habit and seriously detrimental to the long-term health of the planet.

Rod :rambo:

User avatar
Sandy
Staff
Posts: 16790
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 1111
Location: Illawarra District, New South Wales, Australia
Contact:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Sandy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:18 pm

:roll: The "theatrics" continue from administration to administration with the current one (and its supporters) often retaliating for what happened during the previous administration. We should keep in mind that, in most elections, at least half of the country voted for the leaders in office. So, to disagree with the President, for example, is to disagree with half of the country ... most likely relatives, friends, and neighbors - even 1111angels members. ;)
There's nothing wrong with disagreeing. If we weren't filled with our own ideas of how best the country would be served there would be no need for parties at all as every one would be on the same page. Making your voice heard and even peaceful protest to allow the government to really understand the strength of your determination is a right all citizens have had in the past and hopefully always will have.

I understand what you are saying, Rod and in fact this is no place to discuss politics.

So I'll try to take a deep breath... to be good... and keep my mouth shut (on the board anyway) ;) :)
xxSandy
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:55 pm

Sandy,
Making your voice heard and even peaceful protest to allow the government
to really understand the strength of your determination is a right all citizens have
:idea: Exactly the major focus of Amy Wax's Op-Ed, but her opponents seized on her
argument's supporting facts/opinions and ignored the major focus (that civility
requires civil interaction and venue/decorum appropriate for that interaction. ;)

Confrontational protest at a SOTU speech (or kneeling during a national athem in sports)
is not considered civility for the kind of discourse that promotes a nation's well-being.

Rod

User avatar
Sandy
Staff
Posts: 16790
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 1111
Location: Illawarra District, New South Wales, Australia
Contact:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Sandy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:35 am

I do see what your saying, Rod. Honest, I do, but who is going to decide what is civil and what isn't? As moors around us change and words I considered filthy growing up are used in public by just about everyone... I wonder who decides???

Civility has often changed its' guise over the centuries...for instance,
The civility of battle was changed by our own rebel colonials as at one time it was considered polite etiquette to take turns firing shots at each other from across a field. :scratch: Hding behind trees and ambushing the "British enemies" probably gave us an edge at least in the beginning. :)

I guess I see civility as something that changes and is subject to the people and the times they live in.
Confrontational protest at a SOTU speech (or kneeling during a national athem in sports)
is not considered civility for the kind of discourse that promotes a nation's well-being.
Such a shame that so many people missed the most important message of that kneeling protest. and even considered that this seemingly rude gesture was more important then the reason behind it.
Wrapped up in our National Anthem, our symbol of American unity, are basic human rights, rights to express and give voice to wrongs even possible atrocities being waged against our own people. I do not think for a minute the kneeling was a trivial matter, nor one that the "kneelers" enjoyed. But they were trying to draw attention to something very wrong happening over and over again in our beloved country. Something that civil actions seemed to have little effect upon. I am thinking that our flag, our anthem, after all, are mere symbols of something much greater, much more potent, ... the people who occupy our great land. And these symbols are only as strong as the people who represent these symbols. If some of our innocents bleed shouldn't we all hang our head in sorrow?
So I wonder, what is civil and what is outrageous grandstanding????

xxSandy
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

Amigoo
Family
Posts: 4155
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 0
Please type in these numbers:91294: 0
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:17 am

what is civil and what is outrageous grandstanding????
Well ...

:cheers: the NFL has suffered significant financial loss and good will by permitting the kneeling, because a significant number of fans do not agree with the message of that protest, do not understand the message, or simply do not want a non-political event (major sports competition) to permit such distraction; and the world usually condemns such political protest during the Olympic games. Similar protest at a church service (especially church celebration)? "God forbid!" :roll:

the polls are indicating that Trump is still gaining support (including reaction to the SOTU), so the Democrat leaders are appearing stubborn - even childish - with their continual sitting protest during the SOTU. Certainly, mention of the loss of lives of military men and women and their bravery would have been an appreciated interlude in that sitting protest :!:

and how can a major protest at an outdoor funeral for a gay man (by those opposed to that lifestyle) not be "outrageous grandstanding"? After all, the man is dead - must the parents, friends, et al., now atone for that man's behavior while living :?:

:idea: Such a list easily grows longer when considering that there is a time and place for protest. Perhaps, the better lesson would be that we try harder to determine the public's response to a potential protest ... in addition to anticipating sublime satisfaction in making bold protest ... regardless of its unfolding.

Alas, I think I've protested enough about protest. ;)

Rod

User avatar
Sandy
Staff
Posts: 16790
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Please type in these numbers: 46373: 1111
Location: Illawarra District, New South Wales, Australia
Contact:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Post by Sandy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:00 am

:roll: I can see we are most likely polar opposites where our government is concerned, Rod...so I will say no more. But lord knows... I could. ;) :lol:
Have a great week end. :hithere
xxSandy
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

Post Reply