Started by Baruch, January 15, 2019, 07:59:33 PM
Quote from: Cavebear on August 27, 2019, 02:29:45 AMI'll support a Primal Scream from time to time. Just say it is before and I'll accept it. Sometimes I want to scream too. Both history and current events deserve screams of frustration and objections to stupidity.
Quote from: Baruch on August 27, 2019, 02:34:32 AMSee, convergent personal development, if not convergent evolution (I don't hibernate).
Quote from: Cavebear on August 27, 2019, 02:38:06 AMWell, I tend to think you are gradually coming around to my way of thinking, but OK...
Quote from: Baruch on August 27, 2019, 07:49:32 AMWe are both advancing to equal corpse state. But I am in no hurry ;-)
Quote from: Cavebear on August 28, 2019, 12:18:32 AMRegardless of age, one never knows when anyone will reach corpsehood...
Quote from: Baruch on August 28, 2019, 01:30:45 AMI prefer it to be a surprise too. Any day now, given my health. But I intend to fight back anew, now that I am out of the rat race.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 28, 2019, 01:39:43 AMSurprise can be good. Both my parents struggled through Parkinson's and Dementia (1 each) and I don't desire to go either way. The problem is that when you get there, there isn't much you are able to do about it. You can check out a d iay before or wait a day too late.
Quote from: Baruch on August 28, 2019, 02:00:30 AMWisdom is always a day late and a dollar short. My dad checked out. My mother did not. Tragedy either way. Speaking of relations, I just studied some public record on one of my great grandfathers. He was a latter rancher pioneer. Founded his horse/mule/cattle ranch in 1906 in the almost tame West. Come post WW II, the Army declared the area around his ranch, to be eminent domain. Think Ponderosa for real. For range safety. GGpap refused. Held the marshals off at gun point. Held the Army off at gun point. My grandfather talked him down eventually. They gave him a check for one million dollars in today's money. GGpap never cashed it. He was 82 at the time. Grandfather and wife provided assisted living at the ranch (they let him keep the house and a few acres temporarily). A few years later he developed pneumonia and had to leave the ranch. Two years after that he died at 91. Perhaps when the will was probated, the million dollars (in today's money) was cashed.I respect all of your ancestors in that situation. He came by wagon, 1000 miles, to homestead. Built a successful ranch and family. In the end, due to nothing that could be forseen, he lost it all. Couldn't even die on his ranch like he wanted. The Army did let him be buried there. Then they destroyed what was left of the ranch buildings. Count no man happy until he is dead - ancient Athenian saying.
Quote from: Baruch on August 28, 2019, 02:19:51 AMAsk any of my grandfathers, or their fathers before them. There are no real men in America. Toxic masculinity. Even my own father was wild in his youth, but not longer, after he got married, he was tamed ;-) Intellectually, I am way ahead of any of them, partially because of better technology (Internet). I would have had a son, a brain in a jar, but they were out of jars.My daughter was on the way to being way smart, but puberty destroyed her mind. Otherwise a probably brain surgeon. Biology is very clear on what girls are for.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 28, 2019, 02:29:42 AMYou make my heart speed up. In anger. If I spoke honestly, I would probably be banned...
Quote from: Baruch on August 28, 2019, 03:06:47 AMMe too. And I don't want to see an old bear in spandex flying around. I will get out my German 88 mm anti-aircraft gun. Ah â€¦ fine German engineering.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on August 29, 2019, 06:23:42 AMNot to bring the subject back to the subject (in violation of informal forum rules) but forum.axishistory.com folks say the map is accurate if you follow Hitler, not so much if you believe his generals. And the implication of a contiguous front got a chuckle or two.