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Gavin Gaskins

Dear Elaine,

I am so glad you wrote this about Santa Claus. I remember you writing about this in the past. For the last 15 years, I've tried to make this point to my family, but they never send to understand. Each year, we (I get sucked into it as well)purchase way too many things. I should have them read this posting. You make the case very clear and interesting.

Take care,

GMG

CK

What Next? Will you be telling us that Robin Hood actually stole from the tax collectors and kept most of the takings for his own self? That the Trooth fairey no longer leaves real silver quarters but is hoarding them instead?, that the easter bunny has a substance dependecy on phenylethylamine and that dependency is why all bunnies are sex addicts?
Is nothing sacred? alas alack

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Ah, Robin Hood! Brings up many interesting things from the very vital period of 1200 AD and the Crusades. The madcap, gay King Richard the Lionhearted and his bizarre need to insult the Duke of Austria who was known to be one of the most handsome Dukes in all of Europe! HAHAHA.

Funny, how Robin Hood who longed to free Richard from the prison the outraged Duke tossed him into...Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men...and the Duke of Austria's youngest son who became the heir to the throne was a gay blade, himself, and he longed for King Richard's fame!

A very strange story indeed.....


And yes, Easter Bunnies are very much all about sex. The business with the eggs and all that. Time for orgies, eh? Christmas was also time for orgies, quite frankly. Do note that pagan Europe loved orgies. Funny, isn't that?

GK

I cannot wait to read your take on Ron Paul's 'Something Big is Going On'.


http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog/?p=115

"This bubble is different and bigger for another reason. The central banks of the world secretly collude to centrally plan the world economy. I’m convinced that agreements among central banks to “monetize” U.S. debt these past 15 years have existed, although secretly and out of the reach of any oversight of anyone—especially the U.S. Congress that doesn’t care, or just flat doesn’t understand. As this “gift” to us comes to an end, our problems worsen. The central banks and the various governments are very powerful, but eventually the markets overwhelm when the people who get stuck holding the bag (of bad dollars) catch on and spend the dollars into the economy with emotional zeal, thus igniting inflationary fever."

JSmith

About the best that can be said for 19th century German Romanticism is that there certainly is a lot of it. Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche... the list goes on and on.

Progress finally occurred once Frege, Russell, et al. decided that the Romantics didn't know what the the hell they were talking about.

Paul S

Elaine: next on your list should be a "remake" of "A Christmas Carol". You will have a tough choice deciding whom to cast in the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge.HAHA

Elaine Meinel Supkis

I believe that the Blackadder crew did an anti-scrooge TV show some years ago. I recall, Blackadder was a kindly, generous Scrooge. But everyone ripped him off. He keeps trying to impress Queen Victoria who was played by the actress who was Queen Elizabeth in the earlier Blackadder series.

She confiscates all the remaining wealth so Blackadder/Scrooge tells Baldrick he is now going to be totally evil so he kicks Tiny Tim, beats up Cratchit, steals from a blind beggar and attacks the Queen.


I wish I could find it somewhere. It was many years ago when I saw it.

Buffalo Ken

that is such an incredible video at the end of this piece. Thanks.

Ken

PLovering

European central bankers have been looting this country with their boom, bust, and war cycles for well over two hundred years.

These same central bankers have engineered our coming Depression. It will be a Big Event, as Ron Paul suggests.

Out of chaos comes opportunity.

Elaine: I'm not aware of GM splitting its regular stock in the last 50 years.

Buffalo Ken

PLovering - what is it? The P. The Love. Or, the ring?

Regardless, GM is going to get its due.

Peace,
Ken

Buffalo Ken

and in my humble opinion, GM's due should be that GM belong to the communites and the workers located in said communities.

These workers each own the factories.

They could turn each one into something of value.

Just an idea from a crazy Buffalo-born, Charlotte-living fella.

Buffalo Ken

make that "belongs" -- but the possessive should be obvious -- didn't the supreme court of some country discuss this?

Buffalo Ken

i'm tired of playing - what about u?

Buffalo Ken

Question of the day (7/3/8): What is the ultimate irony?

Buffalo Ken

Later,

Ken

that makes five twice....

Buffalo Ken

so maybe it was sixxxxxxxxx --- who knows.

Buffalo Ken

Losers.

Buffalo Ken

I apologize if I offended anyone. I have no harmful intent. This is my last post for awhile. Sorry again. I was just talking.

Peace,
Ken

PLovering

Ken: Lovering means 'lion's ring' in Danish.

You were close.

Buffalo Ken

thanks,

ken

Buffalo Ken

hey plovering do you think the whole tulip thing had anything do with the thing we find ourselves in now? do you?

Buffalo Ken

326 236 two and threes sixes and such. Numbers don't mean nothing in the mind.

Numbers are secondary to say the least.

Buffalo Ken

secondary

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Lion's ring? Love it!

Ken, I was very busy working on my little Scrooge McDuck story. Heh. I love cartoons a lot. Am rather addicted to them. Glad you liked the goofy song appended here. Every time I watch it, I laugh. My son grew up loving the Triforce and all that...

Buffalo Ken

My daughter has convinced me that slow cooking is the way to go. She didn't think so, but she helped me figure it out.

Rings. I lost one in the ocean. It was in florida.

Elaine - what is there to say?

Buffalo Ken

Peace is what I have in mind.

Peace,
Ken

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Oh, the many fairy tales of rings lost to the Ocean!

Buffalo Ken

yes, it goes on forever....

Buffalo Ken

right Elaine. You are mainly the ONE who tells the stories here...but the story itself goes on and on and on and on forever....

Hey agree or not, concur or not, you know what you know. I'm glad to have met you. Even if it was just imagainary. At least up till now.

Peace,
Ken

Buffalo Ken

My table is real. And the invite is out there. Come here if you really want to sense it. Sense it with all your senses...

taste,,smell,,hear,,feel,,see.....plus the many more of the subconcious...really....i agree...there is so much irrational...peace.

Phil

Ken: Yep, tulip mania was engineered by money changers, the same bunch who were making huge profits in the slave trade.

Guernsey Island has a wonderful banking system. Guernsey mints its own coins and prints/issues its own banknotes, same as we did in winning the American Revolution.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Guernsey cows are very marvelous. Like the Brown Swiss, very sweet tempered and produce milk with while eating scantily.

Richard

You write: Last July, I was deeply disturbed by international events rapidly moving towards an end of the Japanese carry trade cycle.

Well, the Yen Carry Trade is unwinding once again as investors traded out of stocks for commodities on Wednesday July 2nd, 2008, to complement two others that occurred on June 6, 2008, and June 20, 2008, which can be seen in the BRICs, EEB, falling 3.8% on July 2nd.


Gary

This all gives new meaning to the phrase, "Ho ho ho"

We have all become ho's to the Santa Machine. And Santa's
Workshop's "elves" are half starved 3rd world peasants blown
off their land by corporate agriculture and NAFTA type "trade"
proclamations,er "agreements".

Much like clowns, a lot of cartoonish once funny and sentimental
figures become sinister and evil with over use.

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