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Nabuquduriuzhur

Member Since: December 30, 2012

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  • September 29, 2014 at 3:37am

    The Lord rebuke you in Jesus’ Name for being dishonest.

  • September 26, 2014 at 11:17pm

    I disagree completely.

  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 10:37pm

    I don’t have a problem with the lady and husband doing whatever they want between them.

    I was concerned when CSN started advertising a movie with Ashley Judd. Not being a movie-watcher I still had heard the name and so googled her. The woman specializes in nude scenes and has done at least one lesbian scene. And so I wrote CSN and said it really didn’t look that good to be advertising a movie with someone in a starring role like that. They gave a flippant reply about not judging.

    That is scary. It doesn’t take much to go from a rationalization like that to active evil. Many of our institutions pooh-poohed stuff like that and the next thing you know, they are pushing gay marriage, etc.

  • September 26, 2014 at 10:33pm

    During the Civil War, it wasn’t uncommon for women to have nude photos of themselves made and they would send them to their husbands.

  • [2] September 26, 2014 at 10:27pm

    The obvious question is: what really happened?

    Given that illegals have no qualms about breaking the law or lying to your face, what actually happened?

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  • [3] September 26, 2014 at 9:01pm

    It’s destroyed our competitiveness. I wouldnt’ care what CEOs make if their salaries wouldn’t pay for a manufacturing plant and 500 workers. No other country does this.

    An example in the 1990s was drills. American ones lasted twice as long as Japanese drills but cost 3x as much. Labor costs were half that of Japan, steel costs were lower, energy costs were lower, etc. The only thing that raised the price of the drills was the CEO and upper two tiers of management. Today, it’s not unusual for a first tier manager to make as much as the total costs of 100 workers and a second tier manager 20 or 30. With that level of compensation, our products just can’t compete with overseas manufacturers. It’s not labor any more. Even by the late 1990s, productivity was at a record high, but wages were half that of Germany or Japan.

  • [3] September 26, 2014 at 8:57pm

    If you can even get that third job. More than half the country’s out of work.

  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 8:56pm

    Those that had to work their way up tend to do things themselves. Those that inherited it (which is most rich) usually are the epitome of the “rich idiot” and have to show it off.

    One thing that strikes me about the commenters is that it matches what I’ve seen for 20+ years: men tend to be very devoted to family, even if they have to work excessive hours, and the women are not, thanks largely to the rebellion of feminism.

    In one of my op-eds I wrote
    “The typical GenX woman will:

    —never know the satisfaction of a job done well.

    —never know the satisfaction of truly having earned something.

    —never know what it’s like to have a real family of her own.

    —never know the satisfaction of looking back at 50 years of marriage.

    —never know the satisfaction of being able to say “I did it right”.

    —never know Salvation, having rejected God in high school.

    —never know Heaven, because drugs, booze, partying, and sleeping around were more “important” to them than getting Saved.

    —never know their baby’s first words, nor her first steps, nor have had much of a hand in raising her kids.

    —never know the satisfaction of being loved by a husband over many years.

    —never know the satisfaction of service to others. (It would have been impossible to not notice that in the late 1980s and 1990s, that churches and service orgs had almost no GenX women doing volunteer work.)

    That is feminism’s legacy.”

  • September 26, 2014 at 8:53pm

    me, too. A nice Unimog.

  • [4] September 26, 2014 at 8:33pm

    Pt. 5

    “—Bend has some weird ideas toward animals. Bend has seven off-leash areas as of this writing, but as a general rule, dog owners let dogs off the leash pretty much in every park and trail, assuming it won’t be “my dog” that attacks someone else or attacks other dogs or eats the local wildlife or gets attacked by a cougar or skunk. ”

    “— The top income earners wanted to stop Walmart from expansion in Bend, which would have helped the other 50% who live at or below the poverty line— those who cannot afford designer clothing and $20/lb coffee at the local shops.”

    “— In 2008 a typical house in the dry pine belt/sagebrush steppe of Bend with its 9 month winters cost ~1/3rd more than an oceanfront house in Oceanside, California, twice that of a home in Fort Lauderdale and several times that of many cities and towns in the country’s midsection. With no local industrial or other economic base to support them to speak of— the typical job was minimum wage. People mainly came to Bend either because it was a party town or because it was the “in” place to move to. You’d think it was “I come here to orgy, drink, and toke, duuuuude.”

    “— Most businesses expect to pay minimum wage despite the local cost of living being far too high for minimum wage earners to live in Bend. The wages for skilled work have typically been much less than average for other cities.”

    etc. etc.

  • [2] September 26, 2014 at 8:31pm

    pt 4

    “— Bend is the only place I’ve ever lived that was truly cavalier about road maintenance…”

    “— The city used to sand the streets during and right after a snowstorm rather than removing most of the snow by plowing— which would limit the amount of ice that needs cinders. (The snow normally packs to glazed snow and ice in short order). Then they apparently decided in 2008 or so to just do nothing, with most streets being uncindered and unplowed even five days after a heavy snowstorm.”

    “—The streets west of Highway 97 normally have streetlights, but the streets est of Highway 97 do not.

    — Many drivers started ignoring stop signs since mid—2004.”

    “—In Bend the typical bicyclist ignores stop signs and stop lights, rides the wrong way or in other interesting ways, and then has the chutzpah to complain about drivers. Day after day, it’s very difficult for drivers to not accidentally run over bicyclists who break the law and put themselves in danger with stupid stunts and actions. ”

    “— Bend has had a rash of non-alcohol DUIIs and head-on collisions from drivers “drifting” into oncoming traffic since 2005 or so, but is still pushing pot.

    — In Bend people buy SUVs for “safety” and then drive 10, 20+ MPH faster than the posted speed in bad conditions and even in snow and ice.”

    “—Bend has a shopping district where most of the town’s people cannot afford the prices.” TBC

  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 8:28pm

    pt 3

    “with a rack on the back filled with “party supplies” such as wine, beer, drugs etc. (Representing the local bicyclist culture.). Have the statue wearing cheesy hiking boots. To fit the politics of local government, put Lenin’s head on the statue. Have the expression blotto from drugs or booze. Make sure the statue has priapism, so as to give the local scrub jays a place to perch and to represent the traditional morals of the party animals of the town. If money permits, have several statues of women dressed in gauzy fluff with bongs and other drug paraphernalia, chasing him on bicycles, to reflect the traditional morals of the town’s women.

    That or perhaps a 100′ statue of Dionysus and Ninkasi locked in a coital embrace, surrounded by empty beer and wine bottles, used prophylactics, bongs, reefers, roach clips, hookas, wads of money, rolled up “straws” of money, vials of cocaine, IV needles, matchbooks, cigarettes, booze, skis, snowboards, bicycles, theatrical scripts, and books like the Kama Sutra. That would give a good idea of Bend’s character from the 1980s on.

    That or a statue of Aphrodite and Dionysus.

    Cough. Cough.

    So, what is it about Bend? Socialism in its leadership and the “habits” of so many locals don’t really translate into some of the ridiculous stuff that’s happened here.

    I’m sure that these characteristics are not unique to Bend, but here are a few things that are characteristic to Bend, Oregon:” TBC

  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 8:27pm

    Pt 2

    “(having lived and worked elsewhere, depending upon the vagaries of the job market) could be the poster child for foolishness.

    While Ashland, Oregon, often makes the news, having lived in both places, I’d have to say that Bend is the flakier place. Party, party, drink, party, drink, drugs, etc. Bend does not have a conservative Medford to balance it out like Ashland does. In fact, some years ago, I suggested changing the name of Bend to Flakes. The skiers and snowboarders would have gone for it and it would have been a perfect double-entendre for a town known for the ski area at Bachelor Butte (Mt. Bachelor), drugs and general stup—… lack of wisdom.

    I keep thinking that statues of Dionysus would be just perfect for Bend. He was both the god of wine and the orgy, but he was also the god of the theater. With some in the area trying to put a thin biofilm of civilization on the town by having theaters, at the same time so many denizens and tourists partying like there’s no tomorrow on the weekends, I’d suggest put up three statues (nude except for a hat and boots), one where each of the major highways enters town. Put skis on him (that would look ridiculous, but it would fit the motif of the ski bum town), put some drug paraphernalia with him along with dreadlocks half hidden under a knitted cap (to fit the snowboarder “culture” and other local drug-using groups), have him sitting on a bicycle with a…” TBC

  • September 26, 2014 at 8:26pm

    Bend is a weird place. In the 1960s the local realtors got control of the town and county. They went to extreme lengths to make the place a tourist trap.

    At college, a fellow from Frisco told me that as long as he could remember, California had had advertisements about “come to the last frontier, Bend, Oregon” as if it was in siberia. Which is why most of the people in Bend by the 1990s were from Califoria. It was a pretty level-headed place until then, but the industries went out (logging, plywood, windows, doors, secondary manufacturing, electronics like Techtronics, etc.) in the 1990s and the freaks moved in.

    Even in the 1980s, you had the ecos, the artsy fartsy types, etc., but they didn’t dominate until the early 2000s.

    When I was a kid in the 1970s, it was mainly a timber town with ranchers to the east and forests to the west. By the time I was in high school in the mid 1980s, it had become a party town.

    Then, in the 2000s, it became a place of the super rich.

    Until the crash, that is. It quit being the “in place” and so businesses catering to the rich fool went out in droves.

    Almost no middle class here. Most of those remaining left in the last 6 years.

    Today, the town is a monument to human lusts and stupidity.

    Here’s some of the stuff I wrote about it in National Wave of Foolishness:

    “45.1 Only in Bend

    The town I grew up in and have spent much of my life in…” TBC

  • September 26, 2014 at 6:53pm

    It was $400,000 for a typical house in Bend, Oregon 4 years ago. It took 2 years for the housing crash to finally get here. It became less than $200, 000 for the first time in years. Bend lost more than 5000 people (wage earners mostly but some of the super rich became poor and left as well) and never has gotten back up to the 80,000 it had been.

    What’s funny is that the local news keeps trying to claim housing is on a rebound. Turns out that a few businesses are buying up large numbers of housing to resell. With more than 60% unemployment nationally, those businesses will go out of business from not being able to sell the houses at the still ridiculously high prices they are at. But to the news people that is a rebound in home sales…

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  • [4] September 26, 2014 at 6:48pm

    That is the classic definition.

    When a legion had disobeyed orders badly and committed crimes, since the Romans couldn’t afford to lose an entire legion, sometimes they would kill 10% of them, hence decimation.

    Unfortunately King David did something like that.

    “David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute.” 2 Sam 8:2.

    Doesn’t say he repented either. One wonders how his conscience was after murdering the defeated that way.

  • [4] September 26, 2014 at 6:45pm

    Another page with no trackers!!

    YES!

    Thank you Blaze!

  • [15] September 26, 2014 at 6:44pm

    The bride hits the groom repeatedly for several months before the groom finally returns the favor.

  • [1] September 26, 2014 at 6:43pm

    Thanks, Blaze for getting rid of the trackers!!!!

    They really messed up the pages. Half the time the comments wouldn’t work, or I had to use IE because Bluedragon/firefox and Opera didn’t work with them.

    Ghostery lists 0 trackers.

    This is the only page I’ve tried, but it works so much better than pages did even a day ago as to be like night and day.

    Bravo, Blaze!

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  • September 26, 2014 at 6:41pm

    Erich Eichmann Holder?

    How about rotten garlic? (Some garlic rotted in the ground some years back in the garden and it was almost exactly like the smell of skunk. PEW)

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