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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:41 am

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You can thank the peace treaty of Westphalen in 1648 for the invention of nation states. That's how young the concept really is. You might as well fight a genocidal war over who has the better table manners. It's completely man made, completely irrational and completely obsolete. Feudalism was invented as an improvement over what went before, I would say nationalism (call it patriotism, it's the same thing) is in for junk yard and a replacement by something better.
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:28 pm

Feeling like literal shit, fucking annoying. Health...again! Why do you hate me. ;(

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:50 pm

Mate, you need to get away from that dark and creepy place. Sweden is no place to live. You don't have to move 20000km away like some of us did, but Portugal and Sicily are supposedly nice places, nice weather and a relaxed life style.
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:52 pm

My friend is coming to town tonight, so we are going out and seeing a local singer/songwriter/comedian. Looking forward to it :)
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:42 am

I agree with Gorth. Find a way to move to a warmer climate in southern Europe. Malmo is not a good place to be.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Warm climate tends to fudge with me. So my options are not many...Greenland, Iceland, Russia...Canada. Rest of Scandinavia/Nordics.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by majestic » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:33 pm

I think after five years it kind of is a random event. New Salad Fingers episode! Yay!

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:04 am

I had never heard of Salad Fingers before, but damn, that was a nice little movie :haksthumbsup:
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:45 pm

Performed my first ever bridge swap (replacement) on one of my guitars yesterday.

I've been playing for just over 30 years but used to think adjustments and setups were some kind of wizardly magic. It's only been in the last year or so I've started doing my own work and... it's not that hard. Some things are beyond me, like rewiring pickups and pots, but I can handle the basics. Yay me. :)

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Gorth » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:31 pm

Looks like Esmeralda and the Hunchback have joined the ranks of the homeless. The old cathedral (Notre Dame) went up in flames. No reports of human casualties, but still a sad moment when something built in 1260 comes crashing down.
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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 am

While part of me says "yes, it's terrible, the history, the architecture" the other part of me looks all the hundreds of millions of dollars pledged from around the world to rebuild it and just thinks about all the homeless and hungry that could be helped.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:45 pm

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While part of me says "yes, it's terrible, the history, the architecture" the other part of me looks all the hundreds of millions of dollars pledged from around the world to rebuild it and just thinks about all the homeless and hungry that could be helped.
Problem is, I support that people pledge millions. But the homeless are on a bigger level. It used to be in Sweden, drug addicts and such. But now its often poor retired people and people who lost everything in divorces. So called "socialism" is supposed to protect us from that but it doesn't anymore. I see those hundreds of millions as tax money going back inside the country for projects that will bring more jobs. The issue yet again, is the corperations and politicians.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Well, as an intelligent individual I also can't help but see churches and temples and such as part pretty architecture and part monument to human ignorance. Morality and ethics exist without religion and it saddens me than in the 21st century people still think fairy tales are truths. Again, I'd rather see those millions go to helping people, not rebuilding a cathedral no matter how old and historic it is.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Marcus » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:08 pm

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Well, as an intelligent individual I also can't help but see churches and temples and such as part pretty architecture and part monument to human ignorance. Morality and ethics exist without religion and it saddens me than in the 21st century people still think fairy tales are truths. Again, I'd rather see those millions go to helping people, not rebuilding a cathedral no matter how old and historic it is.
Being callous (for a bit), history and culture is more important that Humans enmasse, We are an overpopulated world. It be a extreme loss of culture, history and knowledge if we lost every relic and script tomorrow but we all got "food" and a "room" on a big space station.

Humans who speak about "Equal value" are all liers, In the end, they would save family and friend before criminals or even strangers.

I think it is our political leaders that is the problem. I think the rich, they are not all the same by the way, some of them do not want to give money to the state to help out cause they know the politicians will screw it up or it will simply just extend a time with money for a bit before it turns the same again. Our political leaders need to solve it.

It is like how we toss money on Africa. It do not solve the issue. It is better to teach a man to Fish than to hand him a Fish.

But then I do agree that some corperations are way to powerful and wealthy. But I seen to many crazy people who want to murder people cause they are rich? That is plain insane.

We cannot afford losing our culture and history. As a race, there is nothing more important together with technological breakthroughs.

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Re: Random events of the day

Post by Joseph » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:22 am

I see little value in anything with religious connotations. It speaks to nothing more than ignorance and intellectual deficiencies in my view.

Are we overpopulated and taxing the planet's resources? Hell, yes, we are. And part of the problem is religion and what you call culture. Overpopulation is not a problem the western world has. It's a problem in the parts of the world than cling to antiquated fairy tale beliefs. You're quite right in that tossing money at certain segments of the world solves nothing. But sadly, we can't enforce a global education. We have to allow them to mess things up even though the entire world feels the consequences to some degree.

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