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  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Just pulled a batch of cornbread from the oven, and while it cools I see a new Crib Sheet. Hurrah! BTW, Charlie, do not worry about the story being set in the so called near future of 2020. "Empire Games"...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I was debating getting _The Great Wall_. I was concerned that it was just more building the modern Myth of "Ancient China" as they try to build up their PR campaign justifying their resurgent Nationalism. I don't know if the...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Wow, this is a gift that keeps on giving. This is the final part. Steve Bannon part 5 https://charlierose.com/videos/30974 After watching over 2.5 hours I am deeply disturbed by Charlie's questions and behavior. They used maybe ten minutes from the...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I thought that they were done with the sequence. Here is part four. Steve Bannon part 4 https://charlierose.com/videos/30969...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    This is interesting This is the Steve Bannon interview sequence. This is the 60 Minute preview by Stephen Colbert. Once I saw the whole interview, I was disturbed by what Colbert said. The Worst Part Of Steve Bannon's First Interview:...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Anemônê Duraþrór @453 said: (You'll need some heavy doses of cultural understanding to parse 'The Lure' beyond the obvious levels: start with Soviet Occupation of Poland, head into the introduction of Capitalism and the now Far-Right National resurgence - all,...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    This puts the North Korea stuff going on now in context with the region. RICHARD MCGREGOR A look at inter-Asian relationships with the author of "Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in the Asian Century." https://charlierose.com/videos/30937...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Greg Tingey @425 said: What surprises me is the openness & blatancy with which they are pursuing this obviously-wrong move. I have not read the book yet, but FANTASYLAND by Kurt Andersen may explain how America was built on...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Anemônê Duraþrór @421 said: UK Film recommendation: The Girl with All the Gifts. I collect ELE films like that. Thanks... The Polish film "Lure" isn't available yet here in the US, but I will put it on my list. I...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Greg Tingey @386 McCarthy, anyone? Sorry, Greg, but this is an old tactic of control, and to be expected. They have this down to a science. RAND corporation, anybody? I won't start that rant, nobody listens. In America, it is...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    SFreader @308 said: 'Dr. Ivor van Heerden - The inside story from one Louisiana scientist (1:11:49) Beautiful. I need to get his book. Thanks... Here's the documentary that he mentioned. The Big Uneasy (official) Harry Shearer's full-length 2010 documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVS6pZBQ9c4...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I can never remember the Professor's name who got fired for speaking truth to power, so I tracked down the NOVA episode and looked at the transcript. Ivor van Heerden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_van_Heerden The NOVA episode is on YouTube: The Storm that...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    This was an episode of the Newshour this evening that makes my point about Houston. They only mention a few storms in the past couple of decades, failing to mention Carla in 1961 that scared everybody. They voted down zoning...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I came late to this thread, so I'll just make a comment and post some links. The Founding Fathers set up a system of government that would function even if every single elected official was a criminal, because most of...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    No one has mentioned _Fire on the Mountain_ by Terry Bisson. Wiki - Fire on the Mountain (Bisson novel) Fire on the Mountain is a 1988 novel by the American author Terry Bisson. It is an alternate history describing the...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    He made it to 92. Well done....
  • Commented on Radio silence
    I pulled out the DVD to watch the special features. I went online to see if there was a link to post. I came across this New Yorker mention in February where the film was brought back because of Trump...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    There was a mockumentary from 2004 about the South winning the war. The film is wonderfully subversive. This is the trailer. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) Official Trailer #1 - Mockumentary Movie HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqxBn1oLAY This is the video...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Yes, thank you for posting that. People do not want to talk about this stuff. Here is an example of what you are talking about here in New Mexico. Our home prices are a fraction of most parts of the...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Another way to look at what Damian @199 was alluding to: "Something very unpleasant and strange happened..." Is it just me, or is that a much more disturbing thought than it should be? Looking at it through the lens of...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Here you go, this is the actual documentary. Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News Tonight on HBO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIrcB1sAN8I...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Here is more synchronicity with an article about negotiation by Kris. Love when this stuff happens. Business Musings: My Day in Negotiation http://kriswrites.com/2017/08/16/business-musings-my-day-in-negotiation/...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Watch the video I linked to above. "Don't be a Sucker." Ever since I was a little kid, I saw the world was filled with "Con Men" and "Believers". This was pre-school so I didn't have those words, but looking...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    whitroth @81: For decades, I would have dreams based on the story. I'd be the old man in the black suit with the cane. It was only when I saw the video the other day that I remembered where that...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    I always saw "Mhari" as a form of "M Hari" as in "Mata Hari". wiki - Mata Hari...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    I remember seeing this as a kid. I grew up with this concept so deeply embedded in me that I forgot that it was a video until I saw it again the other day. Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don't...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Here is more synchronicity with another podcast with Dean. Your Magic Bakery Of Intellectual Property Rights With Dean Wesley Smith https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/07/31/intellectual-property-rights-dean-wesley-smith/...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    I love doing book design, and studying interesting ways to do stuff. Jeff VanderMeer did a book where the actual story occurred in the footnotes. I think that it was _City of Saints and Madmen_? I'll have to pull it...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Here's a great podcast. Love the synchronicity. Episode #33: Dean Wesley Smith on the Myths of Writing and Publishing https://www.theprolificwriter.net/episode-33-dean-wesley-smith-on-the-myths-of-writing-and-publishing/...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    But! I love lemonade! HA!...
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