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  •  You need to spend more time playing Risk! (0+ / 0-)

    and less on explicating the phony geopolitics of the ones who got us to punch this Tar Baby, and then hit it with the other fist, and then kick it with both feet.

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 06:18:40 PM PST

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    •  and perhaps you should spend more time (1+ / 0-)
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      reading recent history.

      East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet ... Kipling

      by truong son traveler on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 10:46:40 PM PST

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      •  History is bunk -- isn't that (0+ / 0-)

        what Henry Ford said, back in 1916?

        "History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today."

        I do spend a lot of time "reading history," and even "current events." Looks like your reading list and mine have very different titles on them. But hey, as I am sure you know, there is no truth or objective reality that can be identified as "the history of" anything, there is only power and relative levels of violence. And of course the bits of the great story that resonate with your particular vibes.

        Humans are a dead-end species; keep doing your part to push us along faster. And keep reading your selections of the selective stuff you call "history." It's like grease on the axles of the Juggernaut. And keep up with the Risk! skills -- you're right in line with "the forces of history." Oops -- isn't that something out of Karl Marx?

        "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

        by jm214 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 04:30:07 AM PST

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