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laripu

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    Beer, mead, and kvass brewing. Making sausages, fresh cheese, lox, limoncello, Scotch eggs.

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  1. The nature of a thing is determined by what it does, not by its name. We all know that the National Socialist party of the 30s and 40s in Germany, the Nazis, were not socialists. Despite their name, they acted like and were a right wing fascist dictatorship. This collection of forums isn't a liberal forum, despite the name. Judge by the tiny volume of posts by liberals in LO, compared to the huge volume of trash by those you can't when dignify as conservatives. Comparing volume, this is a "trash liberals" forum. In NHB, the poster "laton", is "WillFranklin" by his own a
  2. Republicans have realized something. Most people don't reason. Most people go with what sounds good. What sounds good to people who don't reason? Whatever you hear touted over and over. It's the basic rationale behind advertising to people who don't think. Most people are only marginally smarter than houseplants and Republicans have "got what plants crave".
  3. Sure. But it's like any other tech that's been overtaken by advances. People still collect LPs, muskets, antique cars, coins stamps, whatever. The worth isn't in what it does, because time measurement had moved on. The worth is partly in the look of it, as decoration, and partly in the nostalgia if people with money. But you can't buy back your childhood.
  4. It's halftime at the Sooperbole, where it's San Francisco Sourdough Loaves against the Kansas City Pulled Porkers. Whichever team moves in a way that most resembles the gyrations of Shakira's butt, wins. Boy, is it ever boring. 😒
  5. Sounds like with some garlic, salt, and cayenne it would be really tasty. I'm led to believe that the draw isn't the fruit. But I'm 63, and my testosterone has become a memory, so ... the fruit is looking awfully good. Here's her video:
  6. Yep. 🥺 But the clever and quiet know what to do, when disruption wreaks hell on the lives of the poor. The clever and quiet know where to seek shelter when the blizzard of change blows cold on grandeur. When extremists at all ends are afraid for their lives, those with middle-class values will continue to thrive. - Ignatz Laripu
  7. Since quoting poets is an acceptable means of communication: "Now you can say that I've grown bitter but of this you may be sure The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor" - Leonard Cohen.
  8. It doesn't make you a more attractive human being. It makes you a target for cheaters and thieves. It takes a worthy person to discern a worthy person. It only takes users to discern a rich fool. I see from this that the thread was misnamed. It should have been "10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being to worthy people".
  9. Elly May was a beautiful dog. Gorgeous ears. I'm sure she loved you.
  10. For the sake of the country and the world, I hope that's true.
  11. First, I don't think we need to define it. We can know immorality when we see it. Taking children away form refugee parents and housing them, caged, in camps: I have no quibble with calling that immoral. Secondly, if the left abandons talk of morality, it will only be talked about by the right, and then, what they say about it, goes. I'm not ready to give up that field of battle.
  12. I think you may have misunderstood me. What I meant was that there were two different things going on in the 50s and 60s. One was unions + meaningful taxes (and consequently middle class prosperity) and the other was violent racial discrimination. The MAGA crowd seems to want to return to the discrimination part of the 50s and 60s. They are certainly not clamoring for unions and higher taxes on the ultra rich. But I didn't express it very well. In my defense, I probably wasn't completely awake yet.
  13. NHB is No Holds Barred forum. Very little of merit happens there. It's about people insulting each other. As I recall, they're fond of "shît-stain" as an insult.
  14. Right. So in the coming election, that's the position that must be hung around their necks: that the president is corrupt like a mobster and the Senate Republicans are enablers of that corruption. The election should sweep them out of Congress and Trump out of the White House.
  15. I'm not sure whether this happened, but it would be pretty funny. Story here.
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