[FairfieldLife] Amma#39;s birthday (report in Finnish, some English too)

2013-10-07 Thread cardemaister













[FairfieldLife] RE: Amma#39;s birthday (report in Finnish, some English too)

2013-10-07 Thread cardemaister













[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: RE: RE: A vision of Fairfield#39;s future?

2013-10-07 Thread iranitea













[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: A vision of Fairfield#39;s future?

2013-10-07 Thread doctordumbass













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2013-10-07 Thread awoelflebater













[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: I miss the days when politicians could still think fast...

2013-10-07 Thread awoelflebater













[FairfieldLife] RE: A vision of Fairfield#39;s future?

2013-10-07 Thread s3raphita













[FairfieldLife] RE: Upward Mobility

2013-10-07 Thread punditster













Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Re: I miss the days when politicians could still think fast...

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams

It didn't take very long for this thread to go down in flames. Go figure.

On 10/7/2013 8:43 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 
wrote:


Anartaxius sez:


 I do not think Barry is talking about the potential
 problem not being serious; rather the players in this
 battle on each side have delusional versions of reality
 running in their skulls, which keeps the house of cards
 of the international financial in a state of dynamic
 turmoil. Since its stability is based on perception
 of how secure it is, we really cannot predict when
 the thing will collapse, or even if it will.

Exactly. Plus, the delusional versions of reality
running in their skulls have to do not only with
economics, but with each other. This whole fiasco
seems to have more to do with long-term grudges
behind held by petty people than with any sense of
reality. The GOPers *hate* Obama and are driven by
a need to try to take away his biggest success (that
is, his biggest success after beating the pants off
of them in the elections).

That's why I see American politics these days as an
extension of the pettiness we see on FFL. Or vice-
versa. It's a mindset of vindictive pettiness in
which the need to get one's enemy rules, and
in which nothing else matters. Certainly not the
welfare of others. It's an almost *entirely*
ego-driven scenario, with the egos so inflamed
and out of control that they have no room in
their tiny brains to contain both the hatred
that consumes them and the ability to care for
or act in the interest of other people at the
same time. It's just constant Orwellian
repetition of a single word: Hate, Hate, Hate! :-)

Once again Barry has insisted on talking about himself ad infinitum as 
if we were interested or didn't already know exactly how he rolls. OK 
Barry, we get it. You are an ego-driven, inflamed out of control tiny 
brain that contains hatred, is consumed by it without the ability to 
care for or act in the interest of other people. You are filled with 
hate, hate, hate! Now, please, tell us something we don't know.






[FairfieldLife] Liberal Utopia

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
Welcome to liberal utopia, where barriers are not erected against 
terrorists or illegal aliens on our nation’s borders, but rather against 
citizens, and where wheelchair-bound veterans enroute to honor their 
comrades face tighter security than terrorists enroute to murder a US 
Ambassador.

'When The Bleeding Heart Becomes The Iron Fist'
http://ricochet.com/main-feed/When-The-Bleeding-Heart-Becomes-The-Iron-Fist




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[FairfieldLife] Re: A vision of Fairfield's future?

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb

s3raphita said:

Talking  about atrocities reminds me that when I was last in Tokyo I
visited the  (controversial) war museum there. In the attached shop I
saw an  English-language book with the title The Nanking Massacre: a
Modern  Myth claiming the 1937 slaughter of 300,000 Chinese civilians
was  groundless enemy propaganda. Imagine walking into a German museum
and  finding a book called The Holocaust Myth Exploded!

Not to perpetuate this depressing topic too much, but your mention of
the Japanese Revisionist History museum reminded me of a memorial that
*doesn't* gloss over past events and pretend they never happened.

Bruce Cockburn wrote a song in 1999 called Postcards From Cambodia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vmAbOBmbA8  , about his visit to
that country and others in Southeast  Asia trying to combat the
still-present-today danger of land mines left over from the war(s). One
of the most poignant images he saw was this tower, in Phnom Penh:



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Phnom_Penh,_Killing_F\
ields_of_Choeung_Ek_(6226142426).jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Phnom_Penh,_Killing_\
Fields_of_Choeung_Ek_(6226142426).jpg

Looks pretty, doesn't it...even serene. Until you get close, and realize
that it is filled with five thousand human skulls from the genocide
perpetrated by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The song/poem at the link
above (and lyrics below) conveys Bruce's reaction, both to that past
horror and its present-day legacy -- seven *million* land mines still
laying wait to kill anyone who steps on them, and none of the countries
who laid them willing to remove them. States that have so far flatly
refused to sign the International Treaty To Ban Land Mines include the
countries that still make (and make money from) them: the United States,
China, Korea, the Russian Federation, India, and Israel.


Bet you won't find this on Global Good News, eh? Only talk about the
glorious Age of Enlightenment that Maharishi created...





Abe Lincoln once turned to somebody and said,
Do you ever find yourself talking with the dead?

There are three tiny deaths heads carved out of mammoth tusk
on the ledge in my bathroom
They grin at me in the morning when I'm taking a leak,
but they say very little.

Outside Phnom Penh there's a tower, glass paneled,
maybe ten meters high
filled with skulls from the killing fields
Most of them lack the lower jaw
so they don't exactly grin
but they whisper, as if from a great distance,
of pain, and of pain left far behind

Eighteen thousand empty eyeholes peering out at the four directions

Electric fly buzz, green moist breeze
Bone-colored Brahma bull grazes wet-eyed,
hobbled in hollow of mass grave
In the neighboring field a small herd
of young boys plays soccer,
their laughter swallowed in expanding silence

This is too big for anger,
it's too big for blame.
We stumble through history so
humanly lame
So I bow down my head
Say a prayer for us all
That we don't fear the spirit
when it comes to call

The sun will soon slide down into the far end of the ancient reservoir.
Orange ball merging with its water-borne twin
below air-brushed edges of cloud.
But first, it spreads itself,

a golden scrim behind fractal sweep of swooping fly catchers.
Silhouetted dark green trees,
blue horizon

The rains are late this year.
The sky has no more tears to shed.
But from the air Cambodia remains
a disc of wet green, bordered by bright haze.
Water-filled bomb craters, sun streaked gleam
stitched in strings across patchwork land and
march west toward the far hills of Thailand.
Macro analog of Ankor Wat's  temple walls
intricate bas-relief of thousand-year-old battles
pitted with AK rounds

And under the sign of the seven headed cobra
the naga who sees in all directions
seven million landmines lie in terraced grass, in paddy, in bush
(Call it a minescape now)

Sally holds the beggar's hand and cries
at his scarred up face and absent eyes
and right leg gone from above the knee

Tears spot the dust on the worn stone causeway
whose sculpted guardians row on row
Half frown, half smile, mysterious, mute.

And this is too big for anger.
It's too big for blame
We stumble through history so
humanly lame.
So I bow down my head,
say a prayer for us all.
That we don't fear the spirit when it comes to call.







Re: [FairfieldLife] Amma's birthday (report in Finnish, some English too)

2013-10-07 Thread Share Long
Card, I think it was Amma's 60th and according to a young Indian fellow I 
worked with, that's a very auspicious birthday in India, as well as the 75th. 
Something to do, he explained, with how many full moons one has experienced.






 From: cardemais...@yahoo.com cardemais...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 1:07 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Amma's birthday (report in Finnish, some English too)
 


  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOWqHB5umz4

Cast: Matti Rajakylä (mutty rah-yah-kue-lae; matt border-village), Finnish 
Olympic swimmer

Mikko von Hertzen (mick-co fon har-tsen; michael from-hearts), guitarist
of von Hertzen Brothers

et al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azfL3IsdWi4



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?

2013-10-07 Thread Share Long
And Doc, let us not forget that the Gita occurs on a battlefield with Lord 
Krishna exhorting Arjuna not only to fight, but to kill! Convinces me even 
further that this planet is designed for mixing light and dark.




 From: doctordumb...@rocketmail.com doctordumb...@rocketmail.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 7:02 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?
 


  
snip

Yes, very ironic that many of the things we enjoy as modern conveniences, like 
the Internet, were originally developed as research projects for the country's 
defense, or war-making capability. Both my grandfather and my dad, collected 
weapons, mostly firearms, and the hand-to-hand stuff from WWI is pretty grisly. 
I have saved a few swords and guns, because although they are used for such a 
desperate purpose, some of the weapons are quite beautiful in their own right, 
for their function and design. 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Re Yeah, I am a big fan of places left to crumble. I saw Devil's Island . . . 
: 
I know where you're coming from. That sounds like a fantastic but disturbing 
place to see. 

The closest I got to such an experience was when when I visited the Channel 
Islands. The islands were the only part of the UK that were occupied by the 
Nazis in WWII and they used slave labour to construct vast underground 
complexes. The sites are open for tourists to visit and I swear that you can 
sense the ghosts of the former inmates who died in the thousands from 
starvation and over-work. I still shudder whenever I remember my visit. That 
people could be so brutal to fellow humans is quite literally incomprehensible 
to me. It was a traumatic onslaught, and it is to this day a nightmarish memory.

It reminds me of my visit to the Imperial War Museum in London. When you enter, 
at first you are quite upbeat: Wow, there's a German Tiger tank just like in 
the movies. And look there! There's a Spitfire fighter, and so-on. But 
eventually the sheer overload of witnessing the various ways man has invented 
to massacre his fellows really starts to wear you down. Oddly, the most 
disturbing exhibits were from a World War One display which had authentic 
home-made (trench-made) knuckle dusters and such-like primitive weapons. It was 
warfare reduced to a close-combat gang fight - primitive, brutal and elemental. 
I was seriously depressed when I left!  


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Yeah, I am a big fan of places left to crumble. I saw Devil's Island (there are 
actually three) that way, in the early '70's when the French would let a few 
tourists visit, but were still pretty embarrassed by the barbaric conditions. 
So they hadn't done anything in the intervening years. Towels still hung, 
rotting, in the tropical heat, in decaying washrooms.  A doctor had drawn step 
by step instructions for a surgery on an inside wall. The infamous two man 
brick cells with a hole above, to ensure ventilation, insects, and rain, were 
being overgrown, though the manacles in the brick walls were still quite 
visible. Very creepy. There is also a large prison from the same era on the 
French Guiana mainland, in a town called St. Laurent, and a few of the old 
trustees could be seen wandering the town.


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Me too.

There's a whole subculture of folks whose hobby is exploring abandoned 
buildings and sites, both above and underground. They call themselves urban 
explorers. See the site at the link below, or Google urban explorers, for 
more. They take lotsa wonderful, creepy photographs. It can be arduous and 
sometimes dangerous to mess around in decaying structures. If I'd known about 
them when I was younger, I might well have joined them.

http://www.urbanexplorers.net/ 

Ann wrote:

I saw the article about the abandoned Land of Oz theme park yesterday. I think 
looking at ruins and crumbling old stuff is often much more interesting than 
seeing it when it was new - especially kitschy theme parks and other structures 
that would never be able to live up to the real thing they are trying to 
represent. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?

2013-10-07 Thread Share Long
Seraphita, there are those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened. And there 
are those, like Eisenhower who would deny the deniers. These are quotes of his 
in wikipedia:


The same day[19] I saw my first horror camp. It was near the town of Gotha. I 
have never been able to describe my emotional reactions when I first 
came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and 
ruthless disregard of every shred of decency. Up to that time I had 
known about it only generally or through secondary sources. I am certain 
however, that I have never at any time experienced an equal sense of 
shock.
I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to
 be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these 
things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that 
the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda. Some members of 
the visiting party were unable to go through with the ordeal. I not only
 did so but as soon as I returned to Patton's headquarters that evening I sent 
communications to both Washington and 
London, urging the two governments to send instantly to Germany a random group 
of newspaper editors and representative groups from the national 
legislatures. I felt that the evidence should be immediately placed 
before the American and the British publics in a fashion that would 
leave no room for cynical doubt.[20]
snip
The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and 
bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, 
where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by 
starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would 
get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a 
position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the 
future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to 
propaganda.[21]



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To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 9:27 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?
 


  


Imagine walking into a German museum and finding a book called The Holocaust 
Myth Exploded!



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2013-10-07 Thread authfriend













Re: [FairfieldLife] Liberal Utopia

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu
So It's all about liberals?

Try, it's all about fascists.

On 10/07/2013 07:48 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:
 Welcome to liberal utopia, where barriers are not erected against
 terrorists or illegal aliens on our nation’s borders, but rather against
 citizens, and where wheelchair-bound veterans enroute to honor their
 comrades face tighter security than terrorists enroute to murder a US
 Ambassador.

 'When The Bleeding Heart Becomes The Iron Fist'
 http://ricochet.com/main-feed/When-The-Bleeding-Heart-Becomes-The-Iron-Fist


 

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Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Jesse Ventura on a new American Revolution

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu

How about a Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern ticket?

On 10/06/2013 11:04 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


That was a great clip.  But can you imagine Jesse Ventura as president 
of the US?




---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

Jesse Ventura talks with Piers Morgan about the US corrupt political
system. Entertaining watch.
http://youtu.be/Atcu5_gZPsk





Re: [FairfieldLife] The Rent is Too Damn High!

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
The local Blue Cross website says that the cheapest bronze plan 
available in Chad Henderson’s county costs more than $225 without 
subsidies, even for a 21-year old.


'Is Obamacare's First Enrollee Bogus?'
Posted by Megan McArdle:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/obamacare 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/is-obamacare-s-first-enrollee-bogus-.html


On 10/5/2013 11:21 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 
wrote:


Yeah, like socialism for the rich (government bailouts) and capitalism 
for the poor (drown in debt).  The right wing doesn't want to pay for 
Obamacare and we progressives don't like it because we want what you 
have in Canada.  I don't know why the latter has to be so difficult to 
do.


I'm on Medicare so I'm actually out of the picture. But for the next 
few weeks starting just the other day when a hefty booklet arrived 
from the guvmint apparently designed to confuse seniors and make 
Medicare more complicated than it needs to be.  Then junk mail pouring 
in from health insurance companies trying to sell me Medicare 
supplemental policies.  I tell you the snake oil salesmen went from 
selling snake oil to pharmaceuticals and health insurance.


I sincerely believe the medical industry, including all the elements 
that comprise it - insurance companies, pharmaceutical conglomerates, 
not to mention doctors themselves, are some of the (if not THE) 
biggest scammers/thieves around. The true cost to do business when it 
comes to applying/practicing and developing medicine is nowhere near 
what we, as consumers, are charged. At the risk of sounding like some 
proselytizer, it is blasphemous and outrageous. Unfortunately all of 
us get sick or injured at some point in our lives.


On 10/04/2013 07:04 PM, awoelflebater@...
mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:

I gotta tell you I do not, for the life of me, understand why 
Americans are belly aching about a new health care set up in the US. 
Nothing could be any more expensive and out of reach for the average 
American than it is now. I think if the damn thing ever passes all 
this fear-mongering and whining will prove unjustified. Christ, I 
hear some people are even afraid the US will become a (gasp) 
socialistic society as a result. I've got news for you guys, you 
already are.


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Most people don't know how much the Obamacare health insurance is 
going to cost them. But, many younger people, who currently have no 
insurance, are going to find out how much real soon. For a guy who is 
healthy, never get sick, and who seldom visits a doctor, the amount 
may come as a shock, even if it's only $150 a month.


The rent is too damn high!

I'm on medicare and Rita is on my group plan - mine costs about $100 
out of my SS check and we send a check for $350 to United Health.


The rent is too damn high!

If you skip the insurance, you’ll pay a penalty. For 2014 the fine 
is $95 for an individual or 1 percent of your income, whichever is 
greater, along with $47.50 per uninsured child, maxing out at $285 
for the year.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/not-planning-buy-health-insurance 
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/not-planning-buy-health-insurance-111054106.html



On 10/4/2013 9:47 AM, Mike Dixon wrote:

Geez William, give these poor businesses a break. They have to pay 
for all that Obamacare now. Premiums are going up, up and up. 
Somebaody's got to pay for all that free healthcare.


*From:* Richard J. Williams punditster@... mailto:punditster@...
*To:* Richard J. Williams FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com

*Sent:* Friday, October 4, 2013 7:27 AM
*Subject:* [FairfieldLife] The Rent is Too Damn High!
So, when I returned the two cable boxes to Time-Warner and to terminate
the HD and DVR service, I asked them how much would it cost just to 
have

basic cable. The guy said they would have to send out a technician to
put a 'trap' on the line to filter out the other channels, so I told
them to close the account. It's Friday and the cable is still active,
but I have powered antennas from the Shack anyway. Go figure.

The rent is too damn high!

This week I took my daughter's PT Cruiser in to the dealership because
she said the front was 'wobbling' at 35-40 mph. The service manager
called back and said one of the front tires had a 'ball' on it. He
recommended getting four new Goodyear Eagles, balanced and a front end
alignment - $950. What!?

Now, why would anyone want to pay close to $1000 to put Goodyear Eagles
back on the same car that already had a Goodyear tire with a ball on it
at 30,000 miles? So, I had the tires rotated, front to back, for $15 on
the south side, sweet!. Maybe I'll buy two new Falken tires at Discount
Tires. Go figure.

The rent is too damn high!









[FairfieldLife] Will Alex Jones be the next TM celebrity?

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu
Alex Jones interview with Russell Brand:
http://youtu.be/aJVbccKJwEw

Conspiracy theorists rule!



[FairfieldLife] Re: Liberal Utopia

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu  wrote:

 So It's all about liberals?

 Try, it's all about fascists.

I think that might be aiming too high up the evolutionary chain.


 
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Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Liberal Utopia

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
It took only a little over an hour for this thread to go down in flames. 
LoL!


On 10/7/2013 11:20 AM, turquoiseb wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote:

 So It's all about liberals?

 Try, it's all about fascists.

I think that might be aiming too high up the evolutionary chain.


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[FairfieldLife] Security, Cigars and FUD

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
So, you just had to hook your PC up to the internet and broadcast your 
IP address. Go figure.

It used to be that the good guy hackers on the internet were supplying 
us with programs and OS for your computer so you could compile your 
data; then the other good guy hackers wrote programs to protect your 
data; and then the bad guy hackers attempted to plant trojans and worms 
on your computer in order to steal your data; and now the NSA is hacking 
your internet surfing handles to social networks like Facebook and Yahoo 
to track your data? Go figure.

'Security, Cigars and FUD'
http://securitycigarsfud.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/a-new-adventure/


[FairfieldLife] Federal Budget Crisis Was Planned

2013-10-07 Thread jr_esq













[FairfieldLife] Ron Burgundy, the rich Corinthian leathers spokesguy for Dodge

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb


I somehow missed Will Ferrell. He appeared too late in the series for me
to have ever seen him on SNL, and scrolling through the list of his
movies on IMDB, I haven't seen a one of them. The glimpses of him I've
stumbled upon online haven't impressed me. But y'know, after seeing
these commercials he did for the Dodge Durango, reprising his Ron
Burgundy role from Anchorman, I might just download that flick and
watch it.

http://jalopnik.com/will-ferrell-shot-70-ads-for-the-dodge-durango-as-ro\
n-b-1441993223
http://jalopnik.com/will-ferrell-shot-70-ads-for-the-dodge-durango-as-r\
on-b-1441993223

Judging from the Ron Burgundy of the commercials, this is neither the
most clueful nor the least chauvinistic guy on earth. The whole routine
is pretty much macho lowbrow humor. But what, I'm thinking, if macho
lowbrow humor were done *well*? And what better way to parody the media
and the world of TV newscasters than to portray the sleaziest possible
example of one onscreen?

I learn from the IMDB that the first lines of the movie, spoken in
voice-over narration, are these: There was a time, a time before cable.
When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed
everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed
to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the
rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere
mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so
fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy
was the balls.

That's funny. Worth a download fersure.




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Liberal Utopia

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu

It was down in flames to begin with. Stop throwing fire bombs.

Here, read and learn:
http://www.gregpalast.com/the-golden-dawn-murder-case-larry-summers-and-the-new-fascism/

And you're planning to run a pot farm in California?

On 10/07/2013 10:46 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:


It took only a little over an hour for this thread to go down in 
flames. LoL!


On 10/7/2013 11:20 AM, turquoiseb wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote:

 So It's all about liberals?

 Try, it's all about fascists.

I think that might be aiming too high up the evolutionary chain.


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Re: [FairfieldLife] Ron Burgundy, the rich Corinthian leathers spokesguy for Dodge

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu
Some of his movies including Ron Burgundy which was a parody on TV 
anchors are pretty good and others pretty dumb.  But then I am a Seth 
Rogen fan because his comedy can get out there and last week I watched 
This is  the End which is a new breed of humor apocalyptic comedy.


I haven't watched SNL in years.  I don't know anyone who does.

On 10/07/2013 10:58 AM, turquoiseb wrote:




I somehow missed Will Ferrell. He appeared too late in the series for 
me to have ever seen him on SNL, and scrolling through the list of his 
movies on IMDB, I haven't seen a one of them. The glimpses of him I've 
stumbled upon online haven't impressed me. But y'know, after seeing 
these commercials he did for the Dodge Durango, reprising his Ron 
Burgundy role from Anchorman, I might just download that flick and 
watch it.


http://jalopnik.com/will-ferrell-shot-70-ads-for-the-dodge-durango-as-ron-b-1441993223 



Judging from the Ron Burgundy of the commercials, this is neither the 
most clueful nor the least chauvinistic guy on earth. The whole 
routine is pretty much macho lowbrow humor. But what, I'm thinking, if 
macho lowbrow humor were done *well*? And what better way to parody 
the media and the world of TV newscasters than to portray the 
sleaziest possible example of one onscreen?


I learn from the IMDB that the first lines of the movie, spoken in 
voice-over narration, are these: There was a time, a time before 
cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed 
everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were 
allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man 
then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking 
amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr 
and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, 
Ron Burgundy was the balls.


That's funny. Worth a download fersure.






[FairfieldLife] An open letter to all those who secretly control the US government

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb
 [Open Letter]

http://xkcd.com/1274/ http://xkcd.com/1274/ 


[FairfieldLife] Re: Ron Burgundy, the rich Corinthian leathers spokesguy for Dodge

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu  wrote:

 Some of his movies including Ron Burgundy which was a parody on TV
 anchors are pretty good and others pretty dumb.  But then I am a Seth
 Rogen fan because his comedy can get out there and last week I
watched
 This is  the End which is a new breed of humor apocalyptic comedy.

 I haven't watched SNL in years.  I don't know anyone who does.

I understand that Robin Williams is an acquired taste, but
I've been a fan of his manic hyperactive mind for years, so
I gave his new series The Crazy Ones a try on the train to
Paris this morning.

It's formula TV comedy, but it's Robin Williams. IMO, if
you like his schtick, it's well worth the 30 minutes (20 in
my case because I watch it without the commercials)
just to see him again.

Heck, it's worth watching just for the last minute, which
consists of outtakes in which Robin cracks everybody up
or just wings it and takes the script off into outer space.

He plays the manic owner of an ad agency, with Sarah
Jessica Parker playing his more uptight daughter, trying
to keep him in line. Good -- and funny -- supporting cast,
too. At a rate of several true LOLs per 20 minutes of
viewing time, I give it a thumbs-up.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6-4rvvhJM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6-4rvvhJM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6-4rvvhJM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6-4rvvhJM 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ron Burgundy, the rich Corinthian leathers spokesguy for Dodge

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu
I haven't watched Williams series and if there is a laugh track I'll 
turn it off.  That is so passe. I do recall the commentary on the 
Richard Matheson film he did where they talked about shooting Annabelle 
Sciorra and different times that then reverses with Williams.  Sciorra 
one required one take and Williams as many as nine.


And old friend of mine with to college with Williams in Marin.

I was going to cut the cable this week (and technically may well be) 
but the U-Verse deal at $50 which is half my Comcast bill for TV is too 
good to pass up and would buy me time to do things like replace my 13 
year old HD set with a new one which can supply more streaming options 
due to HDMI inputs where I can use Roku and Chromecast or maybe just the 
latter (at $35) will be enough.


On 10/07/2013 11:33 AM, turquoiseb wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote:

 Some of his movies including Ron Burgundy which was a parody on TV
 anchors are pretty good and others pretty dumb. But then I am a Seth
 Rogen fan because his comedy can get out there and last week I 
watched

 This is the End which is a new breed of humor apocalyptic comedy.

 I haven't watched SNL in years. I don't know anyone who does.

I understand that Robin Williams is an acquired taste, but
I've been a fan of his manic hyperactive mind for years, so
I gave his new series The Crazy Ones a try on the train to
Paris this morning.

It's formula TV comedy, but it's Robin Williams. IMO, if
you like his schtick, it's well worth the 30 minutes (20 in
my case because I watch it without the commercials)
just to see him again.

Heck, it's worth watching just for the last minute, which
consists of outtakes in which Robin cracks everybody up
or just wings it and takes the script off into outer space.

He plays the manic owner of an ad agency, with Sarah
Jessica Parker playing his more uptight daughter, trying
to keep him in line. Good -- and funny -- supporting cast,
too. At a rate of several true LOLs per 20 minutes of
viewing time, I give it a thumbs-up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6-4rvvhJM






Re: [FairfieldLife] Federal Budget Crisis Was Planned

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
It may still turn out that way, but we’ve been surprised this week at 
the Democrats’ tactical maladroitness. As Josh Jordan quipped yesterday 
on Twitter: 'Since the shutdown began, Obama and [Senate Majority Leader 
Harry] Reid have taken tough stands against the two most villainous 
groups: WWII veterans and kids with cancer.'...


'Could Republicans Be Winning?'
http://online.wsj.com/Opinion 
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304176904579113411163443266.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion


On 10/7/2013 12:55 PM, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


This shows how a small group of people has sabotaged the American 
people for the sole purpose of defunding Obamacare.



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?pagewanted=1amp;ref=generalamp;src=me





[FairfieldLife] MMY and Siddha Tradtions

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
So, where did the meditation of SBS come from?

Meditation is a technique that is common all over India, especially in 
the sect of the Sri Vidya. In that tradition they meditate on the bija 
mantra of Saraswati. It's the same bija mantra given out in TM 
initiation. It's the same technique - it's a meditation using a bija 
mantra of Saraswati.

Let's review what we know about SBS.

Rajaram Mishra, later to become Swami Bramhananda Saraswati, was born on 
Thursday, 21 December, 1868 in village Gana, which is close to the city 
of Ayodhya, in North India. Rajaram was enrolled at the Sanskrit 
Institute at Kashi at the age of eight and later became a student of 
Swami Krishnananda Saraswati of Utter Kashi.

http://www.paulmason.info/gurudev/parampara.html

Are we agreed so far?

So, we can assume that the SBS learned meditation from SKS who was 
initiated by his guru. All the gurus in the Saraswati lineage meditate 
on the bija of Saraswati. Their headquarters is at Sringeri. According 
to the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath, the meditation technique used in TM 
originated with the Vedic sage Naryana. It's the same meditation that is 
used by all the Shankaracharyas in that lineage.

So, the TM bija mantras came from SBS, who was a member of the dasanami 
order of the Saraswati dandi sannyasins, founded by the Adi Shankara.

So, what do we know about the Saraswati Dasanamis?

In addition to twice daily meditation on the bija mantra of Saraswati, 
the dasnamis of the Saraswati Order perform the Saraswati Puja on the 
5th day of month of Magha month, known as Basant Panchami. The Dandi 
sannyasins of the Saraswati Order in the Shankaracharya tradition are 
termed Gyan Yogis, and they all worship the Goddess of Knowledge and 
Learning, Sri Saraswati.

All of the Saraswati dasanamis are adherents of the Sri Vidya sect and 
they follow the teachings contained in the Sound Arya Lahari which was 
composed by the Adi Shankara, containing the fifteen bija mantras. 
According to Vedanta, Saraswati is considered to be the feminine energy, 
or Adi Shakti of Brahman. Sri Vidya - Auspicious Knowledge. In Advaita 
Vedanta, Sri Vidya is considered the symbol of the Transcendental Absolute.

Let's now review what we know about Saraswati:

Saraswati is enthroned at the Sringeri Matha in Karnataka, South India, 
founded by the Adi Shankara in the ninth century AD. At Sringeri, 
Shankara placed the image of Saraswati, which he had brought from 
Kashmere. She is seated on top of the Sri Yantra in a meditative posture 
and depicted as having four arms. In each hand respectively she holds 
the book of Knowledge (Yajur Veda), the mala, symbolising deep 
meditation, a pot, and a vina. Go figure.

During the same period, the dominant Saiva doctrine in Kashmere was the 
Saiva Siddhanta, whose particular dualistic of the SvT was countered by 
later Trika nondualism, in the form of a (later authoritative) 
commentary on the text by Abhinavagupta's pupil Ksemaraja (fk. A.D. 
1000-50). The new nondualism also entered the Srividya's Kaula cult of 
the goddess Tripurasundari, which became popular in Kashmir during the 
eleventh century. By the twelth century, this cult has spread to the 
Tamil country, where it continues to thrive (178-79).

Work cited:

'The Alchemical Body'
Siddha Tradtions in Medieval India
By David Gordon White
University of Chicago Press, 1996


[FairfieldLife] According to the Sage Kapila

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
Apparently the practice of TM is based on the ancient Sankhya philosophy 
established by the Sage Kapila, which translated means the red one.

So, what do we know about the Sage Kapila?

According to the Sage Kapila, creation is impossible, for something 
cannot come out of nothing; change implies something to change; 
whatever is, always is, and whatever is not, never is.

Samkhya pertains to number. What number? The one Purusha and the many 
prakriti - there are three gunas born of nature, five gross elements and 
there are the thirty-two evolutes.

And from the contrast with that which is composed of the three 
constituents, there follows, for the Purusha, the character of Being, a 
witness; freedom from misery, neutrality, percipience, and non-agency.

Let's review what we know about the Samkhya tradition:

In this tradition the phenomenal universe is considered a dynamic order, 
an eternal process unfolding, without beginning or end. In order to 
avoid the fallacy of regressus ad infinitum, which is not consistent 
with rational solutions, Samkhya postulates an Uncaused Cause, termed in 
Sanskrit Purusha, a category which remains undefined, as it is beyond, 
or transcendental to, the intellect. This absolute is beyond time and 
space, without attribute and form, and is forever removed from empirical 
scrutiny.

True evolution, according to Samkhya, exists ONLY in the transformation 
of cosmic consciousness, Purusha, to the physical substance, prakriti, 
and that the manifestations of the physical and biological world, are 
only modifications of only five gross elements. Samkhya views the 
evolutes of matter from its cosmic cause as a process of unfolding, a 
projection of potentialities according to fixed laws that can be 
understood by man.

Works cited:

'Foundations of Hindu Philosophy'
by Theos Bernard, Ph.D.
Author of 'Hatha Yoga', 'Penthouse of the Gods', 'Heaven Lies Within Us' 
etc.
Philosophical Library, 1947 p. 68

'The Samkhyakarika of Isvarakrishna'
Samkhyakarika, XVII
trans. and ed. by Suryanarayana Sastri
U. of Madras, 1935


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Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: MMY and Siddha Tradtions

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
There is a shrine to Shankara at the Sri Vidya temple down in 
Kanchipuram peeth, wherein lies the Sri Cakra or Sri Yantra. And, Swami 
Rama recounted in his book,'Living With the Himalayan Masters', a 
direct, first hand account of Guru Dev having a Sri Yantra in his 
possession.


Apparently the 33rd Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Matha died before he 
could give all the initiations to the 34th, his successor. However, the 
33rd is reputed to have said: Worship of Sri Yantra is a must for the 
Swamis of the peetha.


According to an authority on the subject, normally the Sri Vidya 
mantropadesa would be done by the guru, but Narasimha Bharati had passed 
away before his disciple arrived at Sringeri. Hence the mantropadesa was 
done by Srikanta Sastri. He had been initiated into it by Narasimha 
Bharati Mahaswami the34th. The Pontiff's rein was from 1912 to 1953, so 
he was a contemporary of SBS. The 33rd. was Sri Narasimha Bharati 
Mahaswami, making him a contemporary of SBS's guru, Swami Krishananda 
Saraswati.


So, let's go figure.

It's a fact that the principal deity, Saradambal, the Goddess of 
Learning, is a focus of a mighty spiritual force. According to my 
informant, Saradamba, by all legendary accounts, is a deity of Kashmir 
who was literally brought down to the south of India by Adi Shankara - 
he installed the idol made of sandalwood on a Sri Yantra drawn by himself.


So, here we have Shankara installing an IDOL of a Kashmiri Goddess on a 
Sri Yantra as the MAIN DEITY of the matha!


On 10/7/2013 3:58 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


So if I'm following your post correctly that means Guru Dev's own 
initiation into meditation was essentially an initiation into 
transcendental meditation (before it had that name obviously) - just 
like you and me! Would that have been just a beginner's technique 
which he would later have abandoned? And, if so, are there details of 
what his later practice was?



Are you saying then that Guru Dev was also in the Sri Vidya sect?

Do you remember that paranoid story fed to Earl Kaplan: It is 
believed that Mahesh had Guru Dev poisoned. During the funeral he then 
went back to Jyotir Math and stole the most powerful spiritual 
artifact Guru Dev had created, a gold and jeweled Shri Yantra. If 
Guru Dev was linked to a Sri Vidya sect it's quite likely he would 
have had a Sri Yantra isn't it? And that he would have been conversant 
with Tantric weirdness?




---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote:

So, where did the meditation of SBS come from?

Meditation is a technique that is common all over India, especially in
the sect of the Sri Vidya. In that tradition they meditate on the bija
mantra of Saraswati. It's the same bija mantra given out in TM
initiation. It's the same technique - it's a meditation using a bija
mantra of Saraswati.

Let's review what we know about SBS.

Rajaram Mishra, later to become Swami Bramhananda Saraswati, was born on
Thursday, 21 December, 1868 in village Gana, which is close to the city
of Ayodhya, in North India. Rajaram was enrolled at the Sanskrit
Institute at Kashi at the age of eight and later became a student of
Swami Krishnananda Saraswati of Utter Kashi.

http://www.paulmason.info/gurudev/parampara.html

Are we agreed so far?

So, we can assume that the SBS learned meditation from SKS who was
initiated by his guru. All the gurus in the Saraswati lineage meditate
on the bija of Saraswati. Their headquarters is at Sringeri. According
to the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath, the meditation technique used in TM
originated with the Vedic sage Naryana. It's the same meditation that is
used by all the Shankaracharyas in that lineage.

So, the TM bija mantras came from SBS, who was a member of the dasanami
order of the Saraswati dandi sannyasins, founded by the Adi Shankara.

So, what do we know about the Saraswati Dasanamis?

In addition to twice daily meditation on the bija mantra of Saraswati,
the dasnamis of the Saraswati Order perform the Saraswati Puja on the
5th day of month of Magha month, known as Basant Panchami. The Dandi
sannyasins of the Saraswati Order in the Shankaracharya tradition are
termed Gyan Yogis, and they all worship the Goddess of Knowledge and
Learning, Sri Saraswati.

All of the Saraswati dasanamis are adherents of the Sri Vidya sect and
they follow the teachings contained in the Sound Arya Lahari which was
composed by the Adi Shankara, containing the fifteen bija mantras.
According to Vedanta, Saraswati is considered to be the feminine energy,
or Adi Shakti of Brahman. Sri Vidya - Auspicious Knowledge. In Advaita
Vedanta, Sri Vidya is considered the symbol of the Transcendental 
Absolute.


Let's now review what we know about Saraswati:

Saraswati is enthroned at the Sringeri Matha in Karnataka, South India,
founded by the Adi Shankara in the ninth century AD. At Sringeri,
Shankara placed the image of Saraswati, which he had brought from
Kashmere. She is seated on top of the Sri Yantra in 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: MMY and Siddha Tradtions

2013-10-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
From what I've read, SBS's student Hariharananda Saraswati, otherwise 
known as the Karpatri Swam, was a great Sri Vidya adherent. So, if SBS 
was not a Sri Vidya adherent where do you suppose the Karpatri Swami 
learned the Sri Vidya, if not from SBS? Apparently this information is 
not covered by Domash or Mason. Nobody in the TMO apparently wants to 
talk about where the Saraswati bija mantra came from. Go figure.


http://www.paulmason.info/gurudev/parampara.html

He was also the great expert of Shree Vidya and probably all the 
present day experts in Varanasi have somehow or the other obtained Shree 
vidya from him or his pupils.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Karpatri

On 10/7/2013 4:42 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Seraphita, if you're interested in what Maharishi wanted known about 
the origins of Transcendental Meditation (i.e., the specific technique 
he taught), see here (it's a 1993 post from the Usenet newsgroup 
alt.meditation.transcendental, now archived on Google Groups):



http://tinyurl.com/34bras


The post contains the first half of the introductory essay by Larry 
Domash to the first volume of the Collected Papers (research studies 
on TM, published in 1975). The whole thing (that is, the whole first 
half) is of interest, but Domash gets to the nitty-gritty about the 
origins of TM in the paragraph beginning As an unusually talented 
student... if you want to skip the background.



Rick Archer has said he was present when Domash read the essay to 
Maharishi for his approval, so we can be pretty sure it reflects the 
account Maharishi wanted told. (Whether it's 100 percent accurate is 
anyone's guess.) It doesn't exactly answer your question, but it seems 
clear that Maharishi didn't simply parrot the meditation instructions 
given by Guru Dev (or at least didn't want that to be the story).




Seraphita wrote to Richard:

So if I'm following your post correctly that means Guru Dev's own 
initiation into meditation was essentially an initiation into 
transcendental meditation (before it had that name obviously) - just 
like you and me! Would that have been just a beginner's technique 
which he would later have abandoned? And, if so, are there details of 
what his later practice was?







Re: [FairfieldLife] MMY and Siddha Tradtions

2013-10-07 Thread Bhairitu

On 10/07/2013 01:02 PM, Richard J. Williams wrote:


So, where did the meditation of SBS come from?

Meditation is a technique that is common all over India, especially in
the sect of the Sri Vidya. In that tradition they meditate on the bija
mantra of Saraswati. It's the same bija mantra given out in TM
initiation. It's the same technique - it's a meditation using a bija
mantra of Saraswati.

Let's review what we know about SBS.

Rajaram Mishra, later to become Swami Bramhananda Saraswati, was born on
Thursday, 21 December, 1868 in village Gana, which is close to the city
of Ayodhya, in North India. Rajaram was enrolled at the Sanskrit
Institute at Kashi at the age of eight and later became a student of
Swami Krishnananda Saraswati of Utter Kashi.

http://www.paulmason.info/gurudev/parampara.html

Are we agreed so far?

So, we can assume that the SBS learned meditation from SKS who was
initiated by his guru. All the gurus in the Saraswati lineage meditate
on the bija of Saraswati. Their headquarters is at Sringeri. According
to the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath, the meditation technique used in TM
originated with the Vedic sage Naryana. It's the same meditation that is
used by all the Shankaracharyas in that lineage.

So, the TM bija mantras came from SBS, who was a member of the dasanami
order of the Saraswati dandi sannyasins, founded by the Adi Shankara.



The bijas used in TM have been around for ages.  And they didn't have to 
come from anyone.





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Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?

2013-10-07 Thread Share Long
Doc, I think it's very cool how you've applied this to technology and possible 
futures. And it's fascinating in comparison to Maharishi's 1971 audio tape 
Overcoming Problems in which he explains that the 15 fundamental problems of 
life found in Chapter 2 of the Gita can be generated by combining the 3 gunas 
with the 5 mahabhutas. He actually begins to list them on the tape: a sattvic 
problem in prithivi; a sattvic problem in jala; a sattvic problem in tejas. 
Since prithivi or earth would be considered tamasic, it's interesting that in 
this context he does combine sattwa and tamas. 





 From: doctordumb...@rocketmail.com doctordumb...@rocketmail.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 5:16 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: A vision of Fairfield's future?
 


  
Yes, and also remember in the Gita, that there are just four valid 
combinations, of the three gunas (sattva, rajas, and tamas), out of a possible 
six. From the bottom: TR, RT, RS, and SR, with TS and ST not possible.

So, given that the current trend (last 3,000 years, or so) seems to be 
technical advancement, as a result of war - the TR, and RT combos, there must 
also be a way to advance technically, without war, hence the RS, and SR 
combinations.

That means, theoretically, anyway, killing, even expressed as The Song Of God, 
is not always physically necessary. Tamas, in the RT and TR combinations, is 
like water on the gears of manifestation, Rajas, and begins to slow momentum 
quickly, through rust. Sattva, in the RS and SR combinations, is like oil. It 
lowers friction, and speeds progress.

In terms of here, that means that if human consciousness can be shifted from a 
Tamasic motive force, to a Sattvic one, we can continue to progress, with our 
modern conveniences, and technical advances, without quickly, or slowly, 
blowing ourselves up.



 


---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:


Pretty much guaranteed with that kind of mindset. 

Share wrote:


And Doc, let us not forget that the Gita occurs on a battlefield with Lord 
Krishna exhorting Arjuna not only to fight, but to kill! Convinces me even 
further that this planet is designed for mixing light and dark.




[FairfieldLife] They want your attention because they feed off of you

2013-10-07 Thread turquoiseb
This subject line is a test, written after reading the article at the
link below. Despite what some here might have thought when they clicked
on it, neither the article nor the subject line is a reference to
Fairfield Life or the characters who populate it and often vie for your
attention. But both could be. The subject line is a very literal
description of the Internet and how it works. And the article is about
attention, period, how we live in a world that is nickle-and-dimeing us
to death by stealing tiny slices of our attention, and what the
cumulative cost of pissing away all that attention might be.

It's also a little about people's goals when they desire to attract the
attention of others, and about goals, period. I loved the G.K.
Chesterton story from Tremendous Trifles about the two kids; it finally
made me understand why TMers want to fly.

Anyway, enjoy:

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/does-each-click-of-attention-cos\
t-a-bit-of-ourselves/
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/does-each-click-of-attention-co\
st-a-bit-of-ourselves/