[FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 I admit that I am fascinated by Atlantis subject matter.  I tend to
gobble up books on the subject.  And yes,  pretty much the tales end up
the same - evil overcoming good and the place gets destroyed.

I, on the other hand, am fascinated mainly by the fascination with it. I
have seen this fascination act itself out in several spiritual trips,
and it's always the same.

The myth, all springing from one tiny, never verified mention in Greek
history, is *perfect* to project one's fantasies onto, because there is
no detail and no facts (even claimed facts) to get in the way. It's a
blank slate, onto which supposed seers and spiritual teachers have
been projecting *their* fantasies for centuries.

See the world in terms of duality, and a constant struggle between
good and evil, and *of course* that's what Atlantis was all about.
And even though there is no mention of *how* the mythical Atlantis sunk
beneath the waves, or *why*, again *of course* it's because the people
of Atlantis were being punished for somehow straying from the path of
good and into the world of evil.

What's most fascinating is to sit in a room full of people who are
already committed to some spiritual teacher or guru or cult leader of
some kind, and see that person spin made-up tales of Old Atlantis and
watch the followers nod their heads and say, Yeah, I remember that.
Yeah, right. They just want to believe that if these events took place,
that *they* -- being so important and all -- were right there, right
then, right in the center of the action.

On the whole, I'm more comfortable with truly fictional fantasy like the
Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones than the same thing pretending to
be seeing. There is an honesty about real fiction that you just don't
find in fiction being presented as if it were fact.




[FairfieldLife] Bruce learned his lesson!

2013-12-06 Thread cardemaister
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-1288628994762.html

[FairfieldLife] RE: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Well, good morning to you too. The chinese wont have much to shoot at after the 
sea-level changes soon coming from anthropocentric global climate change. If we 
can just put off this attack long enough they wont have Seattle or LA to shoot 
at.
 -Buck  


[FairfieldLife] RE: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread dhamiltony2k5
In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying current on our 
payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us tighten the belt, spend a 
lot more time meditating and a lot less time and credit on frivolous consumer 
goods.
 -Buck 
 


 Buck wrote:

 Well, good morning to you too. The chinese wont have much to shoot at after 
the sea-level changes soon coming from anthropocentric global climate change. 
If we can just put off this attack long enough they wont have Seattle or LA to 
shoot at.
 -Buck  




[FairfieldLife] RE: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Fall-out from Red Chinese sneak attack on USA:
 

 

 

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

 Well, good morning to you too. The chinese wont have much to shoot at after 
the sea-level changes soon coming from anthropocentric global climate change. 
If we can just put off this attack long enough they wont have Seattle or LA to 
shoot at.
 -Buck  




[FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying current
on our payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us tighten the
belt, spend a lot more time meditating and a lot less time and credit on
frivolous consumer goods.

I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230 billion a year on
New Age products:

http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-\
features/new_age_products/
 
http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product\
-features/new_age_products/
And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year market in
seminars and self-improvement programs.

http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Impro\
vement-Products-Services-7284574/
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Impr\
ovement-Products-Services-7284574/

There's a sucker reborn every minute.  - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva
Barnum





[FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Right.  Sometimes there's no explaining why a subject matter captures ones 
interest.  
  
 And it could be the same reason that I found Star Wars, (especially the early 
installments), Avatar, and Lord of the Rings so enjoyable - that element of 
fantasy.  
  
 And also, for me, likely a form of escape.
  
 I can't say that I would be singled out as a proponent of the existence of 
Atlantis.  I just enjoy reading about it.
  
 But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to see James Cameron 
dedicate the funds he spent going to the bottom of the ocean (and not fining 
much) spent on some research to see if there was any evidence of the fabled 
civilization
  


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Wow, Steve, I think Neo just sent 2 posts before I even hit Send button! More 
later.





On Friday, December 6, 2013 6:47 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Right.  Sometimes there's no explaining why a subject matter captures ones 
interest.  
 
And it could be the same reason that I found Star Wars, (especially the early 
installments), Avatar, and Lord of the Rings so enjoyable - that element of 
fantasy.  
 
And also, for me, likely a form of escape.
 
I can't say that I would be singled out as a proponent of the existence of 
Atlantis.  I just enjoy reading about it.
 
But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to see James Cameron dedicate 
the funds he spent going to the bottom of the ocean (and not fining much) spent 
on some research to see if there was any evidence of the fabled civilization
 


[FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Right.  Sometimes there's no explaining why a subject matter captures
ones interest.

  And it could be the same reason that I found Star Wars, (especially
the early installments), Avatar, and Lord of the Rings so enjoyable -
that element of fantasy.

  And also, for me, likely a form of escape.

  I can't say that I would be singled out as a proponent of the
existence of Atlantis.  I just enjoy reading about it.

  But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to see James
Cameron dedicate the funds he spent going to the bottom of the ocean
(and not fining much) spent on some research to see if there was any
evidence of the fabled civilization

I would tend to agree. I have no opinion one way or another on the
existence of a large civilization now covered by ocean, but it does seem
odd that no one has really found traces of one. Or at least not one that
can be carbon-dated to have existed before the age of our modern
recorded history.

I feel about tales of Atlantis sorta the same way I feel about the
tales told by Carlos Castaneda and T. Lobsong Rampa. They're great
tales, often told well. If they had been presented as what they were --
fiction -- no one would ever have had any problems with them. But they
weren't; they were presented as if they were fact. So that kinda
taints a good story and removes some of its interest, at least for me.

Since my instantaneous reaction to almost *anyone* saying things that
they have seen or cognized using their super-secret paranormal
powers is, Yeah, right, I tend to feel that way about anyone talking
about Atlantis as if what they said was in any way authoritative. :-)

Still, if this latest BBC America offering had been entertaining and
even halfway intelligent, I'd probably continue watching it, just to see
what they came up with. Sadly, it was neither.






[FairfieldLife] Congress holds hearing on ET life

2013-12-06 Thread authfriend
The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to 
discuss the search for extraterrestrial life. Because the House has just seven 
days of work left before the end of the year, this hearing idea has generated 
some pretty harsh criticism. But laments about an unproductive Congress finding 
time to look for aliens of all things are sadly misguided. Today's hearing is a 
great idea, and it's doing something remarkable: getting the Republican-led, 
scientifically challenged committee to seriously discuss an important field of 
research — and the funding needed to keep it going. So stop making fun of it.
 

 Read more:
 

 
http://www.thewire.com/technology/2013/12/alien-hearing-best-thing-congress-has-done-months/355784/
 
http://www.thewire.com/technology/2013/12/alien-hearing-best-thing-congress-has-done-months/355784/



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What People Wear

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
Today I am wearing a Hanes sweat suit, shirt and pants, grey; with Nike
running shoes, white. If I go out to the Roadhouse, I may wear some brown
corduroy pants, a red and black checkered flannel shirt, and a black
leather jacket and a wooly cap, pulled down over my ears.


On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:



 People in Annapolis dress nautically, even in the winter, dockers,
 windbreakers, etc. It's a watery place featuring the Chesapeake Bay, the
 Severn and South Rivers, Weems Creek. It's a haven for boating people, home
 of US Naval Academy. I'm not a boating person. If I'm near the water, I
 want to be in it not on it!  But on this blustery, rainy day I found myself
 reveling in the elements, sailing on land, leaving my umbrella in the car.
 The power of the group consciousness of the town.




   On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:53 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

   Today at the mall, I saw a teenager gal wearing a pair of Converse
 All-Star lace-up knee-high boots, lime green tennis shoes. Do those
 things have a zipper in back? Otherwise, you'd have to add at least fifteen
 minutes onto your dressing time just to get your feet ready to go out. Go
 figure.


 On 11/26/2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

 Denims are durable - you can wash them hundreds of times and they just get
 more and more comfy. But, you're right about wearing them in the heat and
 the cold. There's nothing like soft cords for comfort and warmth! I used to
 have a nice brown cord sports coat with leather on the elbows, but I wore
 it out and so I left it in a Goodwill donation box back in 1995.

 Another thing that is real popular around here are Wrangler denim shirts
 with snaps instead of buttons, available at Shepler's Western Store.

 Maybe I should get a new hat to wear - one of the most popular places to
 get hats of all kinds is at 'Paris Hatters' in downtown San Antonio -
 Stetson, Panama, and Resitol, (family owned and operated since 1917).

 http://www.yelp.com/biz/paris-hatters-san-antonio

 I'm thinking about getting a hat like Jack Hannah wears at the Columbus
 Zoo and on TV - an Indy Jones type hat and some khaki cargo pants and
 shirts (with the shoulder flaps for carrying a camera) at Banana Republic.


  On 11/26/2013 11:21 AM, Share Long wrote:


 My Mom bought me a real stretchy pair of jeans to wear during my sojourn
 in the big bad city of Annapolis (-:
 I tend to cords in Fairfield. IMH experience jeans are NOT at all warm in
 winter. And in the summer they're too hot! How the heck are they so
 popular?! Asking the important questions LOL.



   On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:44 AM, Richard J. Williams
 pundits...@gmail.com pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

   One of the most talked about subjects in conversation is fashion, or
 lack of it. It's taken some adjustment for me to dress down every day,
 not that I used to really dress up, much anyway. But, compared to some
 others, I'm usually over-dressed, even at Starbucks.

 One of the geeks I worked with used to have a pocket protector in his
 shirt pocket filled with assorted cheap ball-point pens he bought at the
 Dollar Store or Walmart. But, I like to have just one pen in my pocket -
 maybe a Cross felt-tip or a fake Mont Blanc fountain pen.

 One time the Director of my department threw a Christmas party at her
 mansion up in the hills. Naturally she was dressed up in a stunning outfit,
 and most of the others looked real fine too. But one geek guy showed up
 dressed in cut-offs and a tank-top with rubber thongs on his feet. Go
 figure.

 These days, I'm fond of wearing Levi's and T-shirts or a sweat shirt and
 Nike running shoes. Some of the denims I bought were kinda baggy looking,
 so I got me a pair of Levi's skinny jeans at Cavender's Boot City. They
 look pretty good, but I can hardly get my hands in the pockets to fetch my
 cell phone! So, I went to the Gap and bought some pocket T-shirts. Sweet!

 But, I passed on buying the new faded Wrangler jeans with the ragged holes
 built in. LoL!

 This is really funny! Thanks for the tip.

 'The Seven Things You're Not Supposed to Talk About'
 http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/511/transcript

 On 11/25/2013 8:06 PM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:


 There was a This American Life episode a few weeks back that was pretty
 humorous: the 7 things you are not supposed to talk about in
 conversation.  Clothes wasn't on that list, and you've got a good start
 here on some good dinner conversation, for sure.


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

  In the summer, people around here like to wear short pants, cargo style,
 T-shirts and boots. Up around Austin, people like to wear denim pants and
 black T-shirts when they go out. Some people just don't like to dress up
 anymore, unless maybe they are going to church, a wedding, or a funeral. Go
 figure.

  When I used to work at the community 

[FairfieldLife] How Thin?

2013-12-06 Thread awoelflebater
http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8 
http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8 

 There is really nothing new in this short segment but the visuals are useful 
in adding impact to the message - which we have all heard. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: The Vivid and Present Threat of Hooliganism on Fairfield Life.

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams

Or, does the real Toby know you're posting here under his name?

On 12/5/2013 7:53 PM, Toby Walker wrote:

maybe?


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com mailto:pundits...@gmail.com wrote:


Are you the famous Toby Walker?


On 12/5/2013 2:08 PM, Toby Walker wrote:

Oh this is great! lol!


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com
mailto:awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:




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

See Barry. See Barry stalk Judy. Stalk, stalk, stalk. Nothing
new here; move along, folks.


I wrote:

 Buck, reflect a minute. What makes you think I stalk?


Barry replied:


 You mean, other than the fact that you're doing it right
now?  :-)


 When you go out of your way to write a post dumping on the
person you've been dumping on consistently for nearly twenty
years, about whom you've written literally thousands of posts
dumping on him, you're stalking.


You mean, the way you've gone out of your way to write posts
dumping on me and have done relentlessly for nearly twenty
years over thousands of posts, and are doing right now?
That's what you mean by stalking, what you've been spending
most of your time on the Web doing to me and many others ever
since I've known you?


 Get over your self-delusions, honey...you're a stalker.


Well, that's an interesting definition. Trouble is, it
applies to you far more than it does to me. You da
talker-in-chief, sweet cheeks.


I didn't go out of my way to write the post, BTW. As you
know, I was responding to Buck.


If I'm a stalker according to your new definition, at least
I'm an honest stalker. You are a viciously malicious,
profoundly and consistently dishonest stalker. That was (as
you know) my point to Buck. We'll see a demonstration in the
very next paragraphs:


 You even stalked Curtis recently when one of your former
minions said he liked him, and he hasn't been here since August:


You mean, after Dr. Dumbass responded to one of your long
dump-on-Judy rants that fawned over Curtis? In which he said
he liked Curtis but found him emotionally duplicitous, and
I agreed? Because that's the post of mine you're quoting,
along with my follow-up:


Curtis, in stark contrast, went to considerable lengths to
hide his emotional duplicity.


To be a little more specific, if I may: Curtis pretended to
be comfortable with who he was, as Barry puts it. But that
was a carefully constructed facade, and it took very little
in the way of chipping to expose the real Curtis underneath. 


*You went on to stalk Dr. Dumbass for what he had said about
Curtis, and in that post added Robin to your list of stalkees
for the day--Robin, who hadn't been here since early April.*

*
*

*Did you think I wasn't going to provide the context you
dishonestly left out? (And it was obviously deliberate
dishonesty, folks, since he had actually looked up the posts
in question.)*

*
*

*If anybody would like to verify what I just wrote, let me
know and I'll provide the URLs to the posts.*

*
*

*As I said in a post a couple of days ago, Barry doesn't have
the wherewithal to make an honest case. He'd have to refrain
from stalking if he had to be honest, because he'd have
nothing to say.*


 Stalking is just what you DO, Judy. Everyone here knows
this but you.


*Says the Master Stalker of FFL.*

*
*

*Your hypocrisy is unparalleled. It's stupefying. And that's
giving you the benefit of the doubt, because if you really
believe what you're saying, you're insane, completely out of
touch with reality.*

*
*

*Now, how do you explain your claim that I have stalked you
from forum to forum?*

*
*

*(See, Barry has switched definitions. Before, he meant
stalking in the standard sense of following someone around,
as in his claim above. But now he's using it as a synonym for
dumping on.)*

*
*

*How about explaining the fact that you were stalking me on
FFL before I even arrived here?*

*
*

*I can find the URLs for those posts as well if anyone is
interested.*

*
*

*I swear to God, interacting with Barry is like being in a
hall of funhouse mirrors. Everything he says is warped,
twisted, turned 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Jesuit Trained Pope Trashes Capitalism in Call for Worldwide Socialism

2013-12-06 Thread Mike Dixon
So , what was your point?




On Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:05 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
  
  
I think we got a barbell situation right here on FFL!




On Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:02 PM, Jason jedi_sp...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  

You don't understand. It's called the barbell strategy. You 
create a system which has some positives and drawbacks. You 
again create another reverse mirror image system. The two 
systems balance each other out.

A 'socialistic political system' will balance out a 
'capitalistic economic system'.

Political subsidies for political parties will ease the 
pressure off the parties and prevent them from playing to 
the gallery.  They will stop worrying about funds and start 
focussing on real policies for growth.

It also prevents crony capitalism and promotes real 
pro-market capitalism.


---  s3raphita@...
 wrote:

 Re At least, 3% of the total budget should be allocated to political parties 
 as subsidies.:
  
 
  WTF! I don't want one cent of my money to go to a political party. Let them 
pay for their own propaganda. 
  Extremist parties wouldn't arise if mainstream parties actually pursued 
policies that were in the interests of the voters. How hard can it be?


   ---  s3raphita@ wrote:
   
   Re Capitalist governments shouldn't be bailing anybody out . . . If
   the government takes the risk out of the equation by offering a bailout,
   any fool could run a business and risk everyone's investments in
 it with
   no lessons learned.:
   
   
   
   Precisely my point. You can argue that we should move towards a more
   Ayn Rand set-up and get governments off our backs. It's states offering
   bailouts that has encouraged the banks to take idiotic risks.
   
   
   You could argue the opposite though - financial institutions should
   come under more strenuous oversight from financial regulators with the
   state limiting bonuses and having a veto on risky investments.
   
   
    It's the current mixed-economy model that isn't fit
 for purpose.
   Bankers socialism pisses off everyone.
   
   
  ---  Jason jedi_spock@... wrote:
  
  The 'capitalistic political system' is the greatest dogma of
  the 20th century.
  
  The 'socialistic economic system' is the second greatest
  dogma of the 20th century.
 
  A 'capitalistic political system' is tantamount to
  'corporate dictatorship'.
  
  Atleast, 3% percent of the total budget money should be
  allocated to political parties as political subsidies.
  These political subsidies should be distributed to
 parties
  on vote proportion basis.  This will force political parties
  to take a more centrist position and prevent extreme fringe
  ideologies from arising.
  

   

  
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Go Out and Radiate!

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
Maybe you are confusing a personality with practice. And, it may be that 
you never practiced TM - you were and still are practicing Guru Yoga. 
In fact, MMY has nothing to do with your transcending, or not.


Complain; shift blame; be bitter.

On 12/5/2013 10:48 PM, Michael Jackson wrote:



I know that there is still the mind set that no matter what M may have 
done that wasn't ethical, the effect of TM and TMSP is so good and so 
powerful, it is best to ignore or rationalize that the negative or 
dark side of M and the Movement is outweighed by the vast positive 
benefit to the individual and the world.


I know there is that mind set but I don't agree with it. I do not see 
any evidence the group practice of TMSP is having any kind of effect 
of offsetting the negative energy around the world. If you take the 
current state of the world as evidence of Marshy effect then it is 
clear the Marshy Effect is either non-existent or a colossal failure.


I have come to feel that TM itself seems to work well for a couple 
years and then for some reason the positive benefits seem to fade 
away. I mean even old timers like Rick don't just strictly do TM - 
they do other stuff. If TM is so fabulous, people would not step away 
from it.


There have been too many suicides, too many mental breakdowns and too 
many high ups in the Movement whose behavior is the opposite of what 
you would expect from folks practicing daily the royal technique for 
enlightenment. That last is of great importance to me. I don't feel 
you can make the grandiose claims for a mental technique and have the 
actual results be totally off base or totally different than what is 
promised and still legitimately believe the technique will do what is 
claimed for it.


When the people who have been doing TMSP the longest behave in the 
arrogant, elitist, unethical manner I have seen in people like 
Hagelin, Morris, Greg Wilson, Susan Humphries, Chris Crowell, Neal 
Patterson, Bill Sands, Reed Martin and so on and so forth I see that 
the TMSP has had the OPPOSITE effect on their behavior that it should 
have had.


So while I admire your desire to change the world, it won't change 
through folks doing TM and TMSP - if it was going to do so, it would 
already have done it.


The state to the world today is a testament to Marshy's monumental 
failure to make significant changes in world consciousness through his 
programs. Of course, I believe his real program was to make himself 
into a demigod in people's minds, make tons of money for himself and 
his family and get laid a whole bunch while he was still young enough 
to enjoy it, so he actually did have the effect he wanted to have, it 
just wasn't the effect he promoted in public.






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
Maybe number one and number two son should consider attending a local 
community college for the first two years. That way, you save tons of 
money and you could tell based on their attendance and grades whether or 
not they are ready to attend college in the first place.


It's sometimes isn't much fun living in a dorm with strangers, eating 
cafeteria food, doing your own laundry, working as a fast food server or 
cook and having no car or any money for even a date! LoL!


It could be that one or both might do better learning a vocation or 
trade that pays money when they graduate. One gal I know went to a 
two-year LVN vocational nursing school and landed a job before one year 
was over at $12.00 an hour.


Then she saved up some money and went to a two-year nursing school to be 
an RN. Before she graduated she got a job paying $24 an hour, and was 
offered a $10.000 incentive to work at the M.D. Anderson medical center 
in Houston. Go figure.


One guy I know got a degree in Pshychology from Trinity U., not 
realizing that with a mere B.S. in psycholgy, he would only qualify for 
a job as an aide at the State School. Another guy I know got a B.A. in 
German literature, and he's still working at an Exxon Tiger Mart in Austin.


On 12/5/2013 10:51 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:


Yes, number one son in the midst of his junior year, trying to get his 
bearings to some extent.  But this year he has had to take on a job to 
help meet his living expenses.  I think, that was part of the problem 
last year - too much time on his hands.


Wife and number two son are in Milwaukee right now visiting some 
colleges.  He was not accepted into Madison, but there are other 
colleges in the area he is considering.  Not that he would have gone 
to Madison.  There were many other considerations, not the least of 
which was financial and the large size of the university.


But about those lobster tails.  I had been wanting lobster tails for 
about the last five years, (at least), but never could bring myself to 
shell out the cheddar for them.  But on Saturday, I had it in my mind 
that was what I was going to get.  As I was going through the menu, 
and seeing the ultra high prices on things, I said to myself, (before 
I got to the lobster tails), that as long as they were in the $40.00 
range, I would get them.  Well, turns out they were $50.00 and some 
odd cents, and I got them anyway, and thoroughly enjoyed them.


But you know what's bad?  Now I want them again!  So much for 
impressions.


Cold and snowy here!






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Pretty Stunning

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
If you do that, I'd probably say wup? But, that's the number to my 
old Virgin Mobile phone - the one with the extended texting keyboard - 
the one that doesn't ring anymore and can't be locked, resulting in 
numerous butt calls. So, I'll probably just get a $10 top-up card for it 
and keep it at my bedside table so I don't miss any calls from all my 
followers. LoL!


About a month ago I got a Nokia Windows 8 phone with T-Mobile prepaid at 
Walmart for $99, and it's working great so far. It has 4.7 inch screen 
with gorilla glass, a mini-USB port and a micro-SD card slot. Sweet! 
Thanks for the post.


On 12/5/2013 10:59 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:


Share, you've brought out a different side of Richard, if you don't 
mind me saying. A much more enjoyable to read side.


Hell, I was tempted to call  him on his cell phone the other day just 
to say, hey







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Jesuit Trained Pope Trashes Capitalism in Call for Worldwide Socialism

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Mike, my point was and is: it's all pretty funny so I hope you can just enjoy 
the humor of it all (-:






On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:52 AM, Mike Dixon mdixon.6...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
So , what was your point?



On Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:05 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
I think we got a barbell situation right here on FFL!




On Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:02 PM, Jason jedi_sp...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  

You don't understand. It's called the barbell strategy. You 
create a system which has some positives and drawbacks. You 
again create another reverse mirror image system. The two 
systems balance each other out.

A 'socialistic political system' will balance out a 
'capitalistic economic system'.

Political subsidies for political parties will ease the 
pressure off the parties and prevent them from playing to 
the gallery.  They will stop worrying about funds and start 
focussing on real policies for growth.

It also prevents crony capitalism and promotes real 
pro-market capitalism.


---  s3raphita@...
 wrote:

 Re At least, 3% of the total budget should be allocated to political parties 
 as subsidies.:
  
 
  WTF! I don't want one cent of my money to go to a political party. Let them 
pay for their own propaganda. 
  Extremist parties wouldn't arise if mainstream parties actually pursued 
policies that were in the interests of the voters. How hard can it be?


   ---  s3raphita@ wrote:
   
   Re Capitalist governments shouldn't be bailing anybody out . . . If
   the government takes the risk out of the equation by offering a bailout,
   any fool could run a business and risk everyone's investments in
 it with
   no lessons learned.:
   
   
   
   Precisely my point. You can argue that we should move towards a more
   Ayn Rand set-up and get governments off our backs. It's states offering
   bailouts that has encouraged the banks to take idiotic risks.
   
   
   You could argue the opposite though - financial institutions should
   come under more strenuous oversight from financial regulators with the
   state limiting bonuses and having a veto on risky investments.
   
   
    It's the current mixed-economy model that isn't fit
 for purpose.
   Bankers socialism pisses off everyone.
   
   
  ---  Jason jedi_spock@... wrote:
  
  The 'capitalistic political system' is the greatest dogma of
  the 20th century.
  
  The 'socialistic economic system' is the second greatest
  dogma of the 20th century.
 
  A 'capitalistic political system' is tantamount to
  'corporate dictatorship'.
  
  Atleast, 3% percent of the total budget money should be
  allocated to political parties as political subsidies.
  These political subsidies should be distributed to
 parties
  on vote proportion basis.  This will force political parties
  to take a more centrist position and prevent extreme fringe
  ideologies from arising.
  








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Pretty Stunning

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Steve, I just saw Richard's fun side and commented on it. Like when he says 
that someone got to the office early this morning. Or I say something dumb and 
he says keep up the good work. I like that gentle chiding and humor combo. 
Maybe it has to do with being a grandfather. I can tell that for my sister and 
brother in law, it's a lot easier to be a grandparent than a parent!





On Friday, December 6, 2013 9:16 AM, Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
If you do that, I'd probably say wup? But, that's the number to my old 
Virgin Mobile phone - the one with the extended texting keyboard - the one that 
doesn't ring anymore and can't be locked, resulting in numerous butt calls. So, 
I'll probably just get a $10 top-up card for it and keep it at my bedside table 
so I don't miss any calls from all my followers. LoL!

About a month ago I got a Nokia Windows 8 phone with T-Mobile
  prepaid at Walmart for $99, and it's working great so far. It has
  4.7 inch screen with gorilla glass, a mini-USB port and a micro-SD
  card slot. Sweet! Thanks for the post.

On 12/5/2013 10:59 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Share, you've brought out a different side of Richard, if you don't mind me 
saying.  A much more enjoyable to read side.
 
Hell, I was tempted to call  him on his cell phone the other day just to say, 
hey  



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What People Wear

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Richard, we're twins as I'm wearing brown cords too! But with a pink hoody 
because it's fleece and my warmest. You probably shouldn't wear pink to the 
Roadhouse imho! I'm also wearing 2 pairs of socks, wool on the outside. My toes 
are still cold. Poor circulation!

When I went to the Dome I wore my long, blue, hooded down coat which makes me 
look like a blue elongated marshmallow. But who cares?! It was 12 degrees when 
I left the Dome and 11 when I got home! Vanity flies out the window!





On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:48 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
Today I am wearing a Hanes sweat suit, shirt and pants, grey; with Nike running 
shoes, white. If I go out to the Roadhouse, I may wear some brown corduroy 
pants, a red and black checkered flannel shirt, and a black leather jacket and 
a wooly cap, pulled down over my ears.



On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  
People in Annapolis dress nautically, even in the winter, dockers, 
windbreakers, etc. It's a watery place featuring the Chesapeake Bay, the 
Severn and South Rivers, Weems Creek. It's a haven for boating people, home of 
US Naval Academy. I'm not a boating person. If I'm near the water, I want to 
be in it not on it!  But on this blustery, rainy day I found myself reveling 
in the elements, sailing on land, leaving my umbrella in the car. The power of 
the group consciousness of the town.







On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:53 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Today at the mall, I saw a teenager gal wearing a pair of Converse All-Star 
lace-up knee-high boots, lime green tennis shoes. Do those things have a 
zipper in back? Otherwise, you'd have to add at least fifteen minutes onto 
your dressing time just to get your feet ready to go out. Go figure.


On 11/26/2013 11:56 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:

Denims are durable - you can wash them hundreds of times and they just get 
more and more comfy. But, you're right about wearing them in the heat and the 
cold. There's nothing like soft cords for comfort and warmth! I used to have a 
nice brown cord sports coat with leather on the elbows, but I wore it out and 
so I left it in a Goodwill donation box back in 1995. 

Another thing that is real popular around here are Wrangler
denim shirts with snaps instead of buttons, available at
Shepler's Western Store. 

Maybe I should get a new hat to wear - one of the most popular
places to get hats of all kinds is at 'Paris Hatters' in
downtown San Antonio - Stetson, Panama, and Resitol, (family
owned and operated since 1917).

http://www.yelp.com/biz/paris-hatters-san-antonio

I'm thinking about getting a hat like Jack Hannah wears at the
Columbus Zoo and on TV - an Indy Jones type hat and some khaki
cargo pants and shirts (with the shoulder flaps for carrying a
camera) at Banana Republic.


 On 11/26/2013 11:21 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
My Mom bought me a real stretchy pair of jeans to wear during my sojourn in 
the big bad city of Annapolis (-: 
I tend to cords in Fairfield. IMH experience jeans are
NOT at all warm in winter. And in the summer they're too
hot! How the heck are they so popular?! Asking the
important questions LOL.






On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:44 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
One of the most talked about subjects in conversation is fashion, or lack of 
it. It's taken some adjustment for me to dress down every day, not that I 
used to really dress up, much anyway. But, compared to some others, I'm 
usually over-dressed, even at Starbucks. 

One of the geeks I worked with used
to have a pocket protector in his
shirt pocket filled with assorted
cheap ball-point pens he bought at
the Dollar Store or Walmart. But, I
like to have just one pen in my
pocket - maybe a Cross felt-tip or a
fake Mont Blanc fountain pen.

One time the Director of my
department threw a Christmas party
at her mansion up in the hills.
Naturally she was dressed up in a
stunning outfit, and most of the
others looked real fine too. But one
geek guy showed up dressed in
cut-offs and a tank-top with rubber
thongs on his feet. Go figure. 

These days, I'm fond of wearing
Levi's and T-shirts or a sweat shirt
and Nike running shoes. 

[FairfieldLife] MMY's Vedic Vibration

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
MMY taught a meditation (dhyana) technique (yoga) using sound vibrations 
(mantras) as a means for going beyond (transcending) the normal states 
of consciousness to a transcendental state that is beyond the senses. A 
mantra is a sound vibration whose effects are known, assigned to the 
practitioner to be used in their meditation. Mantras are non-ideational, 
non semantic sounds that provide the ideal opportunity to transcend to 
altered states of consciousness.

The idea being that every thing, substance or entity in that exists has 
a vibration of some kind; from this vibration come consciousness, mind, 
ideas, name and form (nama-rupa). Thus everything is sound vibration - 
no matter how gross or fine.The Indian philosophy that supports this 
practice is Yoga. In this philosophy of sound the supreme (para) subtle 
vibration is the first cause, which set in motion the myriad other 
sounds and hence other sounds - the whole phenomenological universe is 
sound vibration starting with a single primordial vibration which set 
the cosmos in motion.

So, the whole creation is made up of sound currents; from the original 
subtle sound vibration down to objects and hence to human speech. The 
original vibration did not contain any grossness but when entering the 
plane of relativity takes on a coarseness, experienced as the human word 
arranged in speech. MMY called this the science of subtle sounds, 
which produced Vac, the Goddess of Speech and Chit universal 
consciousness, as Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowldege, which is one 
and includes the whole: Shiva - creation, dissolution, and maintenance.

The spiritual exercises of yoga meditation includes silent repetition, 
simran on a seed (bija) by means of repetition (bhajan) and meditation 
given in intiation by a guru. Bija mantras are not words but subtle 
vibrations, the most subtle of which are the imperishable letters of the 
Sanskrit alphabet, which were cognized by the ancient rishis and are 
revealed to us as devine sounds and words.

According to Swami Sivananda Radha, in order to attain 
single-pointedness of mind, a mantra can be used in the following ways: 
by chanting (japa) speaking (vaikhari japa), whispering or humming 
(upamsu japa) or by writing (likhita japa), or by silent mental 
repetition (dhyana).

Universal Consciousness and subtle vibration theory is called spanda 
in the Trika philosophy of Kashmere. Trika refers to the three states: 
waking, sleeping, and dreaming; and a fourth state (turyia) which is 
beyond the three cities - Transcendental Wisdom (srividya). Turiya, 
pure consciousness, is the fundamental, basic component of the universe.

The spanda system is described as the vibration/movement of 
consciousness, a kind of throb, which is the essence of some sort of 
movement; a vibration that is charterized as an ecstatic self-recurrent 
universal consciousness.

As a yoga system, Trika draws teachings from the scriptures, such as the 
monist Bhairava Tantra by Abhinava Gupta and the Sound Arya Lahari by 
the Adi Shankara. The Absolute universal consciousness is the Purusha, 
the Transcendtal Person, which does not change - it is the world itself 
that changes; the 'world' being composed of the interplay of the three 
gunas born of nature. Purusha, the absolute, which is unchanging is, 
according to the Trika and Sri Vidya, the source of a subtle science of 
sound vibrations (shabd).

Shabd never disappears and the sound current is always present as subtle 
asideas or thought. For our practice a TMer does not concentrate on a 
particular sound, but instead just becomes aware of the seed sound, not 
by concentration but by just sitting quietly with eyes closed, with 
purpose in mind, and a spontaneous awareness occurs when the bija is 
cognized as a thought.

Thus a TMer's meditation is not stressful, but an awareness followed by 
an arrangement in intelligent and coherent impulse to activity. If a 
tree falls and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound? 
A stone thrown into a pond produces ripples all around. So, every 
thought and action produces a reaction; a cause produces an effect 
somewhere in the cosmos.

Yoga, as explained by Patanjali, is concerned with mental activity, and 
as every sadhak knows means that yoga is mental activity cessation 
yogash chittavritti nirodha,or as Charles Johnston translates: 
Spiritual conciousness is gained through the use of the versatile 
psychic nature. Varenne writes that the idea being conveyed is that the 
mind consists of an uninterrupted succession of thoughts all linked to 
one another like the circle of fire traced in the air by Sri Nata-raja.

The mind (manas) can never be at rest belonging as it does to the world 
of existence, and is thus a permanent dynamism, multiplying and 
diversifying its activity to infinity. According to Varenne, It goes 
without saying that this mental agitation is in the highest degree 
distracting; the din it sets up within us is 

[FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread sharelong60
Steve, good luck to J with his search for the right university. I've been 
enjoying as my great nieces go about this process. Two are really into soccer 
and that's how they choose their colleges!

Hope you all are holding at snow with no ice.

FWIW, if I paid $50 for a meal, it had better pop me at least into GC! (-:

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread sharelong60
Steve, D told me it's the hum of the universe. I guess that could change 
perception (-:

[FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread sharelong60
Steve, it's great to have you back at the Funny Farm Lounge! Speaking of 
fantasy, my sister and brother in law have convinced me to see Hunger Games 
which I thought was and is for teens. They're pretty picky so it must be 
worthwhile. 

As for Atlantis, it makes sense to me just in context of how the continents 
were connected and then drifted apart, that some land masses were completely 
lost.

Has hockey started up yet?

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

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Richard, my electric bill was $11 last month. In summer it can be as high as 
$90, depending on how much I run the window air conditioners. 

Are you all in a drought area? I've heard that much of the west gets its water 
from the Rocky mountains and that's why water is so expensive. Water wars 
around the corner!





On Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:28 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
In September our water bill was $90; so we cut back; then in October the bill 
was $40.




We tried to use less water by:

1. Only doing full loads of wash using cold water once a week. 
2. Filling the sink with water for dish washing, instead of leaving the water 
running.
3. Taking quick showers and low tub fills for bathing.
4. Stopped watering the front lawn and half of the back yard.

Then, the November water bill came in at $110. This is just outrageous!!!

Who are you going to call? So, I called the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to 
complain, to no avail. The water company is a monopoly! One guy's bill was over 
$500 for one month, and he was out of town for ten days. Go figure. They found 
a leak at his place - in the concrete foundation pipe!

So, I've started to monitor the water meter. Do they actually read those 
meters, or is it just a guestimate? 

The rent is too damned high!





On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

The rent is too damn high!



Now we're going to have to pay higher taxes in order to get heath insurance. 
You can't keep your plan or your doctor and you can't sign up at the exchange. 
And now I'm finding out  there's a marriage penalty.It's just outrageous!


The rent is too damn high!










On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  
Not only has it already been passed long since, it's survived a Supreme Court 
challenge. The Republicans--a minority of the most conservative--aren't 
trying to keep it from passing, they're trying to get it repealed, defunded. 
It's just insane. That's why the government is shut down and why the debt 
limit increase is in jeopardy, threatening default. This small group of House 
members is holding the country hostage.


Once Obamacare is fully in effect, unless things go badly wrong somehow, a 
lot of people will change their tune. Folks are bellyaching, generally 
speaking, because they're either misinformed (by the Republicans) or 
uninformed.


Somebody took a poll the other day asking people if they approved of 
Obamacare; then asking them if they approved of the Affordable Care Act. A 
sizeable percentage approved of the latter but not the former. In fact, 
Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act. Just different ways of referring to the 
same exact thing.


The new government Web site where people can find out about and apply for 
Obamacare has been mobbed the past few days. That's the good news. The bad 
news is that it wasn't prepared for such a huge onslaught and has been 
malfunctioning rather seriously. You just want to tear your hair out.


Ann 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. 






[FairfieldLife] Early Holiday Spirit -- new Walk off the Earth song

2013-12-06 Thread TurquoiseB
Does anyone remember a group called Walk off the Earth? I think I posted
their video cover version of Someone I Used To Know here a while back.
Since then it has gained 155,337,705 views on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M

Well, they've got a Christmas video, adding a couple of new members to
do their version of Little Drummer Boy. Enjoy, and Merry Woofness...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5v07eIFfNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5v07eIFfNY





Re: [FairfieldLife] How Thin?

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Thanks for posting this, Ann. Powerful stuff! I really like this woman and 
kudos to Kate Winslet too. I bet all this obsession with thinness is 
contributing also to the obesity epidemic! 





On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:49 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com 
awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8

There is really nothing new in this short segment but the visuals are useful in 
adding impact to the message - which we have all heard.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Go Out and Radiate!

2013-12-06 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 Maybe you are confusing a personality with practice. And, it may be that you 
never practiced TM - you were and still are practicing Guru Yoga. In fact, 
MMY has nothing to do with your transcending, or not. 
 
 Complain; shift blame; be bitter.
 
 On 12/5/2013 10:48 PM, Michael Jackson wrote:
 
   
 I know that there is still the mind set that no matter what M may have done 
that wasn't ethical, the effect of TM and TMSP is so good and so powerful, it 
is best to ignore or rationalize that the negative or dark side of M and the 
Movement is outweighed by the vast positive benefit to the individual and the 
world.
 
 I know there is that mind set but I don't agree with it. I do not see any 
evidence the group practice of TMSP is having any kind of effect of offsetting 
the negative energy around the world. If you take the current state of the 
world as evidence of Marshy effect then it is clear the Marshy Effect is either 
non-existent or a colossal failure. 
 
 I have come to feel that TM itself seems to work well for a couple years and 
then for some reason the positive benefits seem to fade away. I mean even old 
timers like Rick don't just strictly do TM - they do other stuff. If TM is so 
fabulous, people would not step away from it.
 
 There have been too many suicides, too many mental breakdowns and too many 
high ups in the Movement whose behavior is the opposite of what you would 
expect from folks practicing daily the royal technique for enlightenment. That 
last is of great importance to me. I don't feel you can make the grandiose 
claims for a mental technique and have the actual results be totally off base 
or totally different than what is promised and still legitimately believe the 
technique will do what is claimed for it.
 
 When the people who have been doing TMSP the longest behave in the arrogant, 
elitist, unethical manner I have seen in people like Hagelin, Morris, Greg 
Wilson, Susan Humphries, Chris Crowell, Neal Patterson, Bill Sands, Reed Martin 
and so on and so forth I see that the TMSP has had the OPPOSITE effect on their 
behavior that it should have had. 
 
 So while I admire your desire to change the world, it won't change through 
folks doing TM and TMSP - if it was going to do so, it would already have done 
it. 
 
 The state to the world today is a testament to Marshy's monumental failure to 
make significant changes in world consciousness through his programs. Of 
course, I believe his real program was to make himself into a demigod in 
people's minds, make tons of money for himself and his family and get laid a 
whole bunch while he was still young enough to enjoy it, so he actually did 
have the effect he wanted to have, it just wasn't the effect he promoted in 
public.
 
 
 
 
 I think one can only be so disappointed in a result or outcome of something if 
one has put one's full belief in it. I just never totally fell for or 
believed all of the things that the Movement and MMY promised. The ME, the 
flying all of that I took with a shaker of salt because I know that life rarely 
delivers, in full, what is promised by human beings. I am not an idealist and I 
never have been - so far. Idealists are those who are in danger of falling the 
hardest when circumstances don't pan out as promised. There is nothing wrong 
with being an idealist but there are probably more bitter and cynical idealists 
out there than there are bitter, cynical skeptics.


 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread Michael Jackson
 frivolous consumer goods= Amrit kalash
 frivolous consumer goods = pictures of vedic observatory
 frivolous consumer goods = plastic model made in China of a vedic observatory
 frivolous consumer goods = yagyas that don't do shit
 frivolous consumer goods = expensive sthapatya veda makeover of your home and 
office
 frivolous consumer goods = TM adjuncts of every shape and description

On Fri, 12/6/13, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of 
widespread attack on U.S.
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Friday, December 6, 2013, 12:22 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:
 
  In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off
 by staying current on our payments of consumer debt to them.
 Prudently let us tighten the belt, spend a lot more time
 meditating and a lot less time and credit on frivolous
 consumer goods.
 
 
 I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230
 billion a year on New Age products:
 
 
http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-features/new_age_products/
  
 And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year
 market in seminars and self-improvement programs.
 
 
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/
 
 
 There's a sucker reborn every minute. 
 - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva Barnum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: How Thin?

2013-12-06 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Thanks for posting this, Ann. Powerful stuff! I really like this woman and 
kudos to Kate Winslet too. I bet all this obsession with thinness is 
contributing also to the obesity epidemic! 
 

 I would be curious to know what percentage of male model photographs are as 
highly photoshopped. I would say pretty much just as high a percentage. If it 
isn't perfecting the chest hair or lack of it, it would include pumping up 
certain muscle groups or refining others. Perhaps some of the men require a 
heftier addition of that two-day-old beard growth look if the follicles are 
coming in less than robustly.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:49 AM, awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
wrote:
 
   http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8 
http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8
 

 There is really nothing new in this short segment but the visuals are useful 
in adding impact to the message - which we have all heard.
 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 


 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Michael Jackson
Well, now see heah, the real deal is that accordin' to all the new agey 
channels and what not, the Atlantean civilization was of such a much more high 
vibration, that it existed beyond the current visible physical vibration, so 
when it vanished, it literally vanished - convenient excuse that LOTS of folk 
swallow for why no physical evidence exists.

On Fri, 12/6/13, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:08 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:
 
  Right.  Sometimes there's no explaining why a
 subject matter captures ones interest.  
 

 
   And it could be the same reason that I found Star
 Wars, (especially the early installments), Avatar, and Lord
 of the Rings so enjoyable - that element of fantasy.  
 

 
   And also, for me, likely a form of escape.
 

 
   I can't say that I would be singled out as a
 proponent of the existence of Atlantis.  I just enjoy
 reading about it.
 

 
   But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to
 see James Cameron dedicate the funds he spent going to the
 bottom of the ocean (and not fining much) spent on some
 research to see if there was any evidence of the fabled
 civilization
 
 I would tend to agree. I have no
 opinion one way or another on the existence of a large
 civilization now covered by ocean, but it does seem odd that
 no one has really found traces of one. Or at least not one
 that can be carbon-dated to have existed before the age of
 our modern recorded history. 
 
 I feel about tales of Atlantis sorta the same
 way I feel about the tales told by Carlos Castaneda and T.
 Lobsong Rampa. They're great tales, often told
 well. If they had been presented as what they were --
 fiction -- no one would ever have had any problems with
 them. But they weren't; they were presented as if they
 were fact. So that kinda taints a good story and
 removes some of its interest, at least for me. 
 
 Since my instantaneous reaction to almost *anyone* saying
 things that they have seen or
 cognized using their super-secret paranormal
 powers is, Yeah, right, I tend to feel that way
 about anyone talking about Atlantis as if what they said was
 in any way authoritative. :-)
 
 Still, if this latest BBC America offering had been
 entertaining and even halfway intelligent, I'd probably
 continue watching it, just to see what they came up with.
 Sadly, it was neither. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: How Thin?

2013-12-06 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 

 

 ---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Thanks for posting this, Ann. Powerful stuff! I really like this woman and 
kudos to Kate Winslet too. I bet all this obsession with thinness is 
contributing also to the obesity epidemic! 
 

 Oops, forgot to do my usual purple highlight of my response:
 I would be curious to know what percentage of male model photographs are as 
highly photoshopped. I would say pretty much just as high a percentage. If it 
isn't perfecting the chest hair or lack of it, it would include pumping up 
certain muscle groups or refining others. Perhaps some of the men require a 
heftier addition of that two-day-old beard growth look if the follicles are 
coming in less than robustly.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:49 AM, awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
wrote:
 
   http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8 
http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8
 

 There is really nothing new in this short segment but the visuals are useful 
in adding impact to the message - which we have all heard.
 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 


 

 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread anartaxius
This situation is nicely summed up by a story told by Carl Sagan:
 A fire-breathing dragon lives in my garage 
 

 Suppose I seriously make such an assertion to you. Surely you'd want to check 
it out, see for yourself. There have been innumerable stories of dragons over 
the centuries, but no real evidence. What an opportunity! 
 

 Show me, you say. I lead you to my garage. You look inside and see a ladder, 
empty paint cans, an old tricycle--but no dragon. 
 

 Where's the dragon? you ask. 
 

 Oh, she's right here, I reply, waving vaguely. I neglected to mention that 
she's an invisible dragon. 
 

 You propose spreading flour on the floor of the garage to capture the dragon's 
footprints. 
 

 Good idea, I say, but this dragon floats in the air. 
 

 Then you'll use an infrared sensor to detect the invisible fire. 
 

 Good idea, but the invisible fire is also heatless. 
 

 You'll spray-paint the dragon and make her visible. 
 

 Good idea, but she's an incorporeal dragon and the paint won't stick. And so 
on. I counter every physical test you propose with a special explanation of why 
it won't work. 
 

 Now, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon 
who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If there's no way to disprove my 
contention, no conceivable experiment that would count against it, what does it 
mean to say that my dragon exists? Your inability to invalidate my hypothesis 
is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that cannot be tested, 
assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they 
may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder. What I'm asking 
you to do comes down to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:

 
 Well, now see heah, the real deal is that accordin' to all the new agey 
channels and what not, the Atlantean civilization was of such a much more high 
vibration, that it existed beyond the current visible physical vibration, so 
when it vanished, it literally vanished - convenient excuse that LOTS of folk 
swallow for why no physical evidence exists.



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Bhairitu
I watched the BBC America version last night and it seemed to be 
targeted at teen audiences. It was a about a cut above some of the 
Asylum films that are on Syfy.


On 12/06/2013 06:08 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 Right. Sometimes there's no explaining why a subject matter captures 
ones interest.


 And it could be the same reason that I found Star Wars, (especially 
the early installments), Avatar, and Lord of the Rings so enjoyable - 
that element of fantasy.


 And also, for me, likely a form of escape.

 I can't say that I would be singled out as a proponent of the 
existence of Atlantis. I just enjoy reading about it.


 But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to see James 
Cameron dedicate the funds he spent going to the bottom of the ocean 
(and not fining much) spent on some research to see if there was any 
evidence of the fabled civilization


/I would tend to agree. I have no opinion one way or another on the 
existence of a large civilization now covered by ocean, but it does 
seem odd that no one has really found traces of one. Or at least not 
one that can be carbon-dated to have existed before the age of our 
modern recorded history.


I feel about tales of Atlantis sorta the same way I feel about the 
tales told by Carlos Castaneda and T. Lobsong Rampa. They're _great_ 
tales, often told well. If they had been presented as what they were 
-- fiction -- no one would ever have had any problems with them. But 
they weren't; they were presented as if they were fact. So that kinda 
taints a good story and removes some of its interest, at least for me.


Since my instantaneous reaction to almost *anyone* saying things that 
they have seen or cognized using their super-secret paranormal 
powers is, Yeah, right, I tend to feel that way about anyone talking 
about Atlantis as if what they said was in any way authoritative. :-)


Still, if this latest BBC America offering had been entertaining and 
even halfway intelligent, I'd probably continue watching it, just to 
see what they came up with. Sadly, it was neither.




/






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread Bhairitu
I think that $230 billion a year is globally not the US.  Otherwise 
there would new age shops on every corner.  Many in this area have 
closed up since the 1990s. And also I think they are folding not 
necessarily new age in to their count such as environmental items.


On 12/06/2013 04:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying current 
on our payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us tighten the 
belt, spend a lot more time meditating and a lot less time and credit 
on frivolous consumer goods.


I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230 billion a year 
on New Age products:


http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-features/new_age_products/

And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year market in 
seminars and self-improvement programs.


http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/ 



There's a sucker reborn every minute.  - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva 
Barnum








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

2013-12-06 Thread Bhairitu
My electric bill through the summer and up until November is usually 
around $45.  California homes are built for cooling not heating.  My 
November bill is $20 more.  I'm not looking forward to the bill now that 
the furnace has kicked in.  The new roof I had added in 2007 improved 
cooling quite a bit so AC seldom needs to be run but that December was 
very cold so at the first of the year I had more insulation put in.  The 
old shake roof was actually better for heating and not so good for cooling.


On 12/06/2013 07:50 AM, Share Long wrote:
Richard, my electric bill was $11 last month. In summer it can be as 
high as $90, depending on how much I run the window air conditioners.


Are you all in a drought area? I've heard that much of the west gets 
its water from the Rocky mountains and that's why water is so 
expensive. Water wars around the corner!




On Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:28 PM, Richard Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
In September our water bill was $90; so we cut back; then in October 
the bill was $40.


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We tried to use less water by:

1. Only doing full loads of wash using cold water once a week.
2. Filling the sink with water for dish washing, instead of leaving 
the water running.

3. Taking quick showers and low tub fills for bathing.
4. Stopped watering the front lawn and half of the back yard.

Then, the November water bill came in at $110. This is just outrageous!!!

Who are you going to call? So, I called the San Antonio Water System 
(SAWS) to complain, to no avail. The water company is a monopoly! One 
guy's bill was over $500 for one month, and he was out of town for ten 
days. Go figure. They found a leak at his place - in the concrete 
foundation pipe!


So, I've started to monitor the water meter. Do they actually read 
those meters, or is it just a guestimate?


The rent is too damned high!

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On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Richard Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com mailto:pundits...@gmail.com wrote:


The rentistoo damn high!

Now we're going to have to pay higher taxes in order to get heath
insurance. You can't keep your plan or your doctor and you can't
sign up at the exchange. And now I'm finding out  there's a
marriage penalty.It's just outrageous!

The rentistoo damn high!

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On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com
mailto:authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

Not only has it already been passed long since, it's survived
a Supreme Court challenge. The Republicans--a minority of the
most conservative--aren't trying to keep it from passing,
they're trying to get it repealed, defunded. It's just insane.
That's why the government is shut down and why the debt limit
increase is in jeopardy, threatening default. This small group
of House members is holding the country hostage.

Once Obamacare is fully in effect, unless things go badly
wrong somehow, a lot of people will change their tune. Folks
are bellyaching, generally speaking, because they're either
misinformed (by the Republicans) or uninformed.

Somebody took a poll the other day asking people if they
approved of Obamacare; then asking them if they approved of
the Affordable Care Act. A sizeable percentage approved of the
latter but not the former. In fact, Obamacare IS the
Affordable Care Act. Just different ways of referring to the
same exact thing.

The new government Web site where people can find out about
and apply for Obamacare has been mobbed the past few days.
That's the good news. The bad news is that it wasn't prepared
for such a huge onslaught and has been malfunctioning rather
seriously. You just want to tear your hair out.

Ann 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.










[FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Hi Share,
 

 Just checking in for a minute.  But had to offer a second opinion abut Hunger 
Games II.  Luckily we saw it at a matinee, when it was only $5.00.  I found it 
boring, with uninspired acting.  IMO, you won't be missing anything if you skip 
it.
 

 That goes for Gravity as well.  Another boring ass movie IMHO.
 

 Yes, I always like some new insight into Atlantis.  I don't know if it 
existed, but if I had to make a wager on it, I would say it did exist.
 

 Hockey is off to a great start, and we've able to go to many games.
 

 Theresa is such a conscientious student that she sometimes is not able to go.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Oh, okay.  I'm not sure if it's something so grand as that, but it generally 
seems to be a pleasant sensation.


[FairfieldLife] RE: How Thin?

2013-12-06 Thread j_alexander_stanley
Even fitness models are photoshopped to make them look even more fit than they 
already are. And, when they do photo shoots, the models dehydrate themselves to 
make the skin tighten up in order to better show off the rippling musculature 
beneath. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Jesuit Trained Pope Trashes Capitalism in Call for Worldwide Socialism

2013-12-06 Thread Mike Dixon
Share I was asking Bharitu what his point was,regarding that court case he was 
sighting.



On Friday, December 6, 2013 7:18 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  
Mike, my point was and is: it's all pretty funny so I hope you can just enjoy 
the humor of it all (-:






On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:52 AM, Mike Dixon mdixon.6...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  
So , what was your point?



On Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:05 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
  
  
I think we got a barbell situation right here on FFL!




On Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:02 PM, Jason jedi_sp...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  

You don't understand. It's called the barbell strategy. You 
create a system which has some positives and drawbacks. You 
again create another reverse mirror image system. The two 
systems balance each other out.

A 'socialistic political system' will balance out a 
'capitalistic economic system'.

Political subsidies for political parties will ease the 
pressure off the parties and prevent them from playing to 
the gallery.  They will stop worrying about funds and start 
focussing on real policies for growth.

It also prevents crony capitalism and promotes real 
pro-market capitalism.


---  s3raphita@...
 wrote:

 Re At least, 3% of the total budget should be allocated to political parties 
 as subsidies.:
  
 
  WTF! I don't want one cent of my money to go to a political party. Let them 
pay for their own propaganda. 
  Extremist parties wouldn't arise if mainstream parties actually pursued 
policies that were in the interests of the voters. How hard can it be?


   ---  s3raphita@ wrote:
   
   Re Capitalist governments shouldn't be bailing anybody out . . . If
   the government takes the risk out of the equation by offering a bailout,
   any fool could run a business and risk everyone's investments in
 it with
   no lessons learned.:
   
   
   
   Precisely my point. You can argue that we should move towards a more
   Ayn Rand set-up and get governments off our backs. It's states offering
   bailouts that has encouraged the banks to take idiotic risks.
   
   
   You could argue the opposite though - financial institutions should
   come under more strenuous oversight from financial regulators with the
   state limiting bonuses and having a veto on risky investments.
   
   
    It's the current mixed-economy model that isn't fit
 for purpose.
   Bankers socialism pisses off everyone.
   
   
  ---  Jason jedi_spock@... wrote:
  
  The 'capitalistic political system' is the greatest dogma of
  the 20th century.
  
  The 'socialistic economic system' is the second greatest
  dogma of the 20th century.
 
  A 'capitalistic political system' is tantamount to
  'corporate dictatorship'.
  
  Atleast, 3% percent of the total budget money should be
  allocated to political parties as political subsidies.
  These political subsidies should be distributed to
 parties
  on vote proportion basis.  This will force political parties
  to take a more centrist position and prevent extreme fringe
  ideologies from arising.
  

   

   

   

  
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Go Out and Radiate!

2013-12-06 Thread anartaxius
What were the forces in your life that led to your being deceived so badly? 
Having found yourself in that situation, and then realising that you needed to 
extract yourself from it, it would seem reasonable to ask what factors resulted 
in such gullibility in the first place.
 

 Parents, educational systems contribute to this. Politicians certainly do not 
want you to be able to think clearly. It is harder to control people who have 
mental tools to see through deceptions, but it also takes a bit of learning to 
develop them; we do not seem to be born with them intact, we seem to have an 
innate capacity for self-deception right from the start.
 
It does not seem there have been many studies of TM and the TMSP that have been 
designed to determine if they are effective in specific ways of social 
interaction. The movement does not seem to care for studies that show how many 
people stop praciticing its techniques. We all have personal accounts of some 
people becoming somewhat 'better' after learning TM but is that because of TM 
or the effect of peer pressure and belief that TM is doing this? And there is 
the opposite, people that seemed fairly 'normal' becoming total assholes after 
learning these things. The same things happen in other movements. So what is at 
work here? Do we really know anything to an extent that we can determine a 
cause?
 

 If you got burned in the TM movement, one can postulate many antecedent causes 
leading up to that. How do you choose which one to blame and why is that choice 
the correct one, what sort of criterion or criteria makes that choice probably 
right? Do you have a choice? - Do those thought about how bad it all was just 
come streaming out on their own, effortlessly, spontaneously? 
 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:

 I know that there is still the mind set that no matter what M may have done 
that wasn't ethical, the effect of TM and TMSP is so good and so powerful, it 
is best to ignore or rationalize that the negative or dark side of M and the 
Movement is outweighed by the vast positive benefit to the individual and the 
world.
 
 I know there is that mind set but I don't agree with it. I do not see any 
evidence the group practice of TMSP is having any kind of effect of offsetting 
the negative energy around the world. If you take the current state of the 
world as evidence of Marshy effect then it is clear the Marshy Effect is either 
non-existent or a colossal failure. 
 
 I have come to feel that TM itself seems to work well for a couple years and 
then for some reason the positive benefits seem to fade away. I mean even old 
timers like Rick don't just strictly do TM - they do other stuff. If TM is so 
fabulous, people would not step away from it.
 
 There have been too many suicides, too many mental breakdowns and too many 
high ups in the Movement whose behavior is the opposite of what you would 
expect from folks practicing daily the royal technique for enlightenment. That 
last is of great importance to me. I don't feel you can make the grandiose 
claims for a mental technique and have the actual results be totally off base 
or totally different than what is promised and still legitimately believe the 
technique will do what is claimed for it.
 
 When the people who have been doing TMSP the longest behave in the arrogant, 
elitist, unethical manner I have seen in people like Hagelin, Morris, Greg 
Wilson, Susan Humphries, Chris Crowell, Neal Patterson, Bill Sands, Reed Martin 
and so on and so forth I see that the TMSP has had the OPPOSITE effect on their 
behavior that it should have had. 
 
 So while I admire your desire to change the world, it won't change through 
folks doing TM and TMSP - if it was going to do so, it would already have done 
it. 
 
 The state to the world today is a testament to Marshy's monumental failure to 
make significant changes in world consciousness through his programs. Of 
course, I believe his real program was to make himself into a demigod in 
people's minds, make tons of money for himself and his family and get laid a 
whole bunch while he was still young enough to enjoy it, so he actually did 
have the effect he wanted to have, it just wasn't the effect he promoted in 
public.
 
 On Thu, 12/5/13, dhamiltony2k5@... mailto:dhamiltony2k5@... dhamiltony2k5@... 
mailto:dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:
 
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Go Out and Radiate!
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 3:15 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MJ,
 did you miss that this was a spiritual revival movement in a
 muddy
 world filled with vasana? I feel you are being too hard on
 how he
 did it and what all we did.  Like, was Christ perfect
 in everything?  Never stubbed his toe?  We could
 surely use some help changing
 the world to a better place. Give up this negativistic POV
 

[FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Well as regards the meal.  It sounds like our expectations are similar.  And in 
this case I think they were met.  At least for the moment!


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Yes,  Bhairitu is entirely right, it clearly is not just some new-agers 
consuming some spiritual trinkets.  It is a much larger problem.  However, we 
do know from the example of the Meissner Effect [ME] that just a few of us can 
change things; even the course of history. 
 Yep, frivolous consumerism is seriously perilous in so many ways.  We 
evidently all just need more Self-discipline around both our incessant 
materialism and then actually taking the time for meditation.  Taking quiet 
time twice a day at the least to practice a transcending meditation.   -Buck  
 

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

 I think that $230 billion a year is globally not the US.  Otherwise there 
would new age shops on every corner.  Many in this area have closed up since 
the 1990s.  And also I think they are folding not necessarily new age in to 
their count such as environmental items.
 
 On 12/06/2013 04:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying current on our 
  payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us tighten the belt, spend 
  a lot more time meditating and a lot less time and credit on frivolous 
  consumer goods. 
 
 I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230 billion a year on New 
Age products:
 
 
http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-features/new_age_products/
  
 And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year market in seminars 
and self-improvement programs.
 
 
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/
 
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/
 
 
 There's a sucker reborn every minute.  - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva Barnum
 
 
 
 
 
 



[FairfieldLife] For all romantics out there

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
There are a few things you guys or gals can do to be romantic to your
significant other this time of year. One thing you can do is tell him or
her: I'm setting up speed-dialing on my cell phone - and you're number
one.

Or, you could play this song in front of a blazing fireplace curled up on a
bear-skin rug:

[image: Inline image 1]

Suzi Quatro  Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
http://youtu.be/iGaF4tKUl0o

This a very romantic song by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman. Suzi Quatro was
born in Detroit, MI, USA and grew up there - her father worked for General
Motors. Rita is from Detroit and Suzi was one her contemporaries and an
inspiration to start her own band. I'm re-posting this song because I like
it so much in case you missed it. Back when people could sing and play for
real. You old timers may remember Suzi from Happy Days where she guest
starred as Leather Tuscadero.


[FairfieldLife] Re: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
Today, I went to this place to see Manny, Moe, and Jack about an oil change
for one of my cars.

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On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Last night we went to this place for a beer:

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 On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Alright, I'm back on the discussion board; sorry for the delay but I had
 to go here::

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Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread dhamiltony2k5
To repulse the chinese we just need way more discipline in the way we live our 
lives. We must repent the materialism of our ostentatious ways and come back to 
practice and live a simple meditation in life. 
 

 
 
 Have you heard about the absolute theory of defense?   
 


 Yes,  Bhairitu is entirely right, it clearly is not just some new-agers 
consuming some spiritual trinkets.  It is a much larger problem.  However, we 
do know from the example of the Meissner Effect [ME] that just a few of us can 
change things; even the course of history. 
 Yep, frivolous consumerism is seriously perilous in so many ways.  We 
evidently all just need more Self-discipline around both our incessant 
materialism and then actually taking the time for meditation.  Taking quiet 
time twice a day at the least to practice a transcending meditation.   -Buck  
 

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

 I think that $230 billion a year is globally not the US.  Otherwise there 
would new age shops on every corner.  Many in this area have closed up since 
the 1990s.  And also I think they are folding not necessarily new age in to 
their count such as environmental items.
 
 On 12/06/2013 04:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
wrote:
 
  In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying current on our 
  payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us tighten the belt, spend 
  a lot more time meditating and a lot less time and credit on frivolous 
  consumer goods. 
 
 I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230 billion a year on New 
Age products:
 
 
http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-features/new_age_products/
  
 And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year market in seminars 
and self-improvement programs.
 
 
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/
 
http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/
 
 
 There's a sucker reborn every minute.  - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva Barnum
 
 
 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] NASA Employee Talks On UFOs On The Moon. December 6th, 2013

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://www.anonymousfo.com/AFOStream/NewsStories/December2013/NASAScintistTalksOnUFOsOnTheMoon.html
 
http://www.anonymousfo.com/AFOStream/NewsStories/December2013/NASAScintistTalksOnUFOsOnTheMoon.html

[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY's Vedic Vibration

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
According to John Hughes, a TM teacher (Rishikesh TTC 1968), Kashmere
Tantracsm agrees with many of MMY's teachings concerning transcendental
meditation using bija mantra sound vibration, and siddha yoga.

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MMY and Swami Laksmanjoo in Kashmere 1968

My wife and I first journeyed to Kashmir in the spring of 1969, along with
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and a group of his Western students. During our stay
Swami Lakshmanjoo gave a discourse to our group on Kashmir Saivism. As a
graduate student of Indian philosophy and religious studies, I was
intrigued by this impressive speaker and the relatively unknown philosophy
he spoke about. In 1971 returned to Kashmir along with my wife Denise and
daughter Shanna to learn from Swamiji the philosophy and practical
teachings of Kashmir Saivism.

Although I still knew very little about Kashmir Saivism I knew it was a
tradition that emphasized realizing and experiencing the supreme truth in
the context of one's own life. Furthermore, I knew deep down that if I
wanted to learn the secrets of Kashmir Saivism I needed to study with a
teacher who not only understood the tradition, but had practically
experienced its fruit and truth in his own life and being.

My research convinced me that Swami Lakshmanjoo was such a man. He was, at
the time, the last living master of the Kashmir Saivaite tradition; that
is, he was the last in a line of masters/disciples whose spiritual
genealogy was marked by direct oral transmission of the secrets of Saivism.
Being the last living guru of Kashmir Saivism meant that Swamiji held the
pure distillation of a rich spiritual tradition - John Hughes

Read more:

'Self Realization in Kashmere Shaivism'
The oral teachings of Swami Laksmanjoo.
By John Hughes
SUNY, 1994
p. 3

'Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme'
by Swami Lakshmanjoo, John Hughes
Authorhouse, 2000


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 MMY taught a meditation (dhyana) technique (yoga) using sound vibrations
 (mantras) as a means for going beyond (transcending) the normal states of
 consciousness to a transcendental state that is beyond the senses. A mantra
 is a sound vibration whose effects are known, assigned to the practitioner
 to be used in their meditation. Mantras are non-ideational, non semantic
 sounds that provide the ideal opportunity to transcend to altered states of
 consciousness.

 The idea being that every thing, substance or entity in that exists has a
 vibration of some kind; from this vibration come consciousness, mind,
 ideas, name and form (nama-rupa). Thus everything is sound vibration - no
 matter how gross or fine.The Indian philosophy that supports this practice
 is Yoga. In this philosophy of sound the supreme (para) subtle vibration is
 the first cause, which set in motion the myriad other sounds and hence
 other sounds - the whole phenomenological universe is sound vibration
 starting with a single primordial vibration which set the cosmos in motion.

 So, the whole creation is made up of sound currents; from the original
 subtle sound vibration down to objects and hence to human speech. The
 original vibration did not contain any grossness but when entering the
 plane of relativity takes on a coarseness, experienced as the human word
 arranged in speech. MMY called this the science of subtle sounds, which
 produced Vac, the Goddess of Speech and Chit universal consciousness,
 as Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowldege, which is one and includes the
 whole: Shiva - creation, dissolution, and maintenance.

 The spiritual exercises of yoga meditation includes silent repetition,
 simran on a seed (bija) by means of repetition (bhajan) and meditation
 given in intiation by a guru. Bija mantras are not words but subtle
 vibrations, the most subtle of which are the imperishable letters of the
 Sanskrit alphabet, which were cognized by the ancient rishis and are
 revealed to us as devine sounds and words.

 According to Swami Sivananda Radha, in order to attain single-pointedness
 of mind, a mantra can be used in the following ways: by chanting (japa)
 speaking (vaikhari japa), whispering or humming (upamsu japa) or by writing
 (likhita japa), or by silent mental repetition (dhyana).

 Universal Consciousness and subtle vibration theory is called spanda in
 the Trika philosophy of Kashmere. Trika refers to the three states: waking,
 sleeping, and dreaming; and a fourth state (turyia) which is beyond the
 three cities - Transcendental Wisdom (srividya). Turiya, pure
 consciousness, is the fundamental, basic component of the universe.

 The spanda system is described as the vibration/movement of
 consciousness, a kind of throb, which is the essence of some sort of
 movement; a vibration that is charterized as an ecstatic self-recurrent
 universal consciousness.

 As a yoga system, Trika draws teachings from the scriptures, such as the
 monist Bhairava Tantra by Abhinava Gupta and the Sound Arya Lahari by 

[FairfieldLife] Spacehog Friends: Liv Tyler, Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008
The English rock band Spacehog will host “Live on Earth,” a special live stream 
benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation, featuring Liv Tyler, Sean 
Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The event will be streamed via online concert 
venue StageIt.com. When you watch Spacehog, with special guests Liv Tyler, Sean 
Lennon, and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, the cost of your ticket will support DLF 
programs nationwide. - See more at: 
http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/david_lynch_foundation/support/sean_lennon#sthash.mZThzcvu.dpuf
 
http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/david_lynch_foundation/support/sean_lennon#sthash.mZThzcvu.dpuf
 See more at: 
http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/david_lynch_foundation/support/sean_lennon#sthash.mZThzcvu.dpuf
 
http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/david_lynch_foundation/support/sean_lennon#sthash.mZThzcvu.dpuf


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

2013-12-06 Thread Bhairitu
I would think 2.3 billion would be a bit of a large number for the US 
and then that would probably take rolling in things like yoga classes 
offered at fitness centers. And if global, India would really skew the 
numbers. :-D


It's like their looking for a next big thing.

On 12/06/2013 10:51 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Yes,  Bhairitu is entirely right, it clearly is not just some 
new-agers consuming some spiritual trinkets.  It is a much larger 
problem.  However, we do know from the example of the Meissner Effect 
[ME] that just a few of us can change things; even the course of 
history. *


*Yep, frivolous consumerism is seriously perilous in so many ways. 
**We evidently all just need more Self-discipline around both our 
incessant materialism and then actually taking the time for 
meditation.  Taking quiet time twice a day at the least to practice a 
transcending meditation.   -Buck *




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

I think that $230 billion a year is globally not the US. Otherwise 
there would new age shops on every corner.  Many in this area have 
closed up since the 1990s.  And also I think they are folding not 
necessarily new age in to their count such as environmental items.


On 12/06/2013 04:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:

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


 In the meanwhile, let's hold the chinese reds off by staying 
current on our payments of consumer debt to them. Prudently let us 
tighten the belt, spend a lot more time meditating and a lot less 
time and credit on frivolous consumer goods.


I wouldn't hold your breath. Americans spend over $230 billion a year 
on New Age products:


http://specialtyretail.com/issue/2003/10/retail-products/retail-product-features/new_age_products/

And that doesn't even include the $10.4 billion per year market in 
seminars and self-improvement programs.


http://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Self-Improvement-Products-Services-7284574/ 



There's a sucker reborn every minute.  - Sri Parmahansa Boddhisatva 
Barnum










[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY#39;s Vedic Vibration

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gUzlm3is2o 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gUzlm3is2o
 

 Your organs are Gods:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srV1bdQ68RM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srV1bdQ68RM


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

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
Our car dealer says we should be changing the oil in our new car every
3,000 miles, in order to insure the warranty. We can do this by driving out
to the dealership, waiting in line, and either leaving the car, or wait in
the waiting room, and then pay $55. It usually takes more than an hour, if
you get there real early during the week.

The last time I had the oil changed at 10,000 miles, I took the car to
Jiffy Lube - it took only about twenty minutes and I paid them $65. They
talked me into getting synthetic oil - Royal Purple. They tried to sell me
an air filter for $18 - but I declined.

According to Click  Clack, The Tappit Brothers, you can go over 6,000
miles between oil changes. I've always been fond of Texaco oil. I get
almost all of my oil from either Spindletop or from the Permian Basin. Dad
goes 5,000, because it's easy to remember the numbers. One guy, a car
mechanic, once told me that oil never breaks down - all you have to do is
change the oil filter and add a quart of oil. Go figure.

So, this time I took the car to Pep Boys for the oil change: $19.95 for
Pennzoil, with a discount coupon, and half an hour waiting. And, I bought
my own filter for $12.95 and put it on myself.

The rent is too damn high!


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 My electric bill through the summer and up until November is usually
 around $45.  California homes are built for cooling not heating.  My
 November bill is $20 more.  I'm not looking forward to the bill now that
 the furnace has kicked in.  The new roof I had added in 2007 improved
 cooling quite a bit so AC seldom needs to be run but that December was very
 cold so at the first of the year I had more insulation put in.  The old
 shake roof was actually better for heating and not so good for cooling.


 On 12/06/2013 07:50 AM, Share Long wrote:


 Richard, my electric bill was $11 last month. In summer it can be as high
 as $90, depending on how much I run the window air conditioners.

 Are you all in a drought area? I've heard that much of the west gets its
 water from the Rocky mountains and that's why water is so expensive. Water
 wars around the corner!



   On Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:28 PM, Richard Williams
 pundits...@gmail.com pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

   In September our water bill was $90; so we cut back; then in October
 the bill was $40.

  [image: Inline image 1]

  We tried to use less water by:

  1. Only doing full loads of wash using cold water once a week.
 2. Filling the sink with water for dish washing, instead of leaving the
 water running.
 3. Taking quick showers and low tub fills for bathing.
 4. Stopped watering the front lawn and half of the back yard.

  Then, the November water bill came in at $110. This is just outrageous!!!

  Who are you going to call? So, I called the San Antonio Water System
 (SAWS) to complain, to no avail. The water company is a monopoly! One guy's
 bill was over $500 for one month, and he was out of town for ten days. Go
 figure. They found a leak at his place - in the concrete foundation pipe!

  So, I've started to monitor the water meter. Do they actually read those
 meters, or is it just a guestimate?

  The rent is too damned high!

  [image: Inline image 2]


 On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

  The rent is too damn high!

  Now we're going to have to pay higher taxes in order to get heath
 insurance. You can't keep your plan or your doctor and you can't sign up at
 the exchange. And now I'm finding out  there's a marriage penalty.It's just
 outrageous!

  The rent is too damn high!

  [image: Inline image 1]



 On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


  Not only has it already been passed long since, it's survived a Supreme
 Court challenge. The Republicans--a minority of the most
 conservative--aren't trying to keep it from passing, they're trying to get
 it repealed, defunded. It's just insane. That's why the government is shut
 down and why the debt limit increase is in jeopardy, threatening default.
 This small group of House members is holding the country hostage.

  Once Obamacare is fully in effect, unless things go badly wrong somehow,
 a lot of people will change their tune. Folks are bellyaching, generally
 speaking, because they're either misinformed (by the Republicans) or
 uninformed.

  Somebody took a poll the other day asking people if they approved of
 Obamacare; then asking them if they approved of the Affordable Care Act. A
 sizeable percentage approved of the latter but not the former. In fact,
 Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act. Just different ways of referring to
 the same exact thing.

  The new government Web site where people can find out about and apply
 for Obamacare has been mobbed the past few days. That's the good news. The
 bad news is that it wasn't prepared for such a huge onslaught and has been
 malfunctioning rather seriously. You just want to 

[FairfieldLife] Agent Orange, Monsanto, GMO Hurting Generations of Americans

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

[FairfieldLife] America now uses 1 Billion Pounds of Toxic Pesticides - Annually !

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/


[FairfieldLife] Highlights of David Lynch Foundation’s Night of Comedy Honoring George Shapiro

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2013/highlights-of-david-lynch-foundations-night-of-comedy-honoring-george-shapiro/
 
http://dlf.tv/2013/highlights-of-david-lynch-foundations-night-of-comedy-honoring-george-shapiro/

[FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2009/change-begins-within-benefit-concert-highlights/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/change-begins-within-benefit-concert-highlights/

[FairfieldLife] Our National Emblem being slaughtered by wind turbines.

2013-12-06 Thread wgm4u
How sad, the Bald Eagle, our National Emblem is being cut down by Wind 
Turbines, kind of symbolic of what Obama is doing to this Country!, IMO. 
  
 That is, undermining and distorting it's free market principles (Obama care is 
NOT a free market, that's a perversion of what free market capitalism is) and 
lowering our standard of living by imposing socialism on us all! ;-( 
  
 You'll be happy, if you like mediocrity.
  
 
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/05/Obama-to-Sign-Rule-Allowing-Death-of-Eagles
 
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/05/Obama-to-Sign-Rule-Allowing-Death-of-Eagles
  
  


[FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Praise of David Lynch and the DLF

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2009/paul-mccartney/ http://dlf.tv/2009/paul-mccartney/

[FairfieldLife] Transforming Lives At A Girls School In Thailand

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2013/transforming-lives-at-a-girls-school-in-thailand/ 
http://dlf.tv/2013/transforming-lives-at-a-girls-school-in-thailand/

[FairfieldLife] Transcendental Meditation in Arizona Schools

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2010/transcendental-meditation-in-arizona-schools/ 
http://dlf.tv/2010/transcendental-meditation-in-arizona-schools/

[FairfieldLife] Ohm for All

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

 OHM turned into OMG when Hugh Jackman took the stage at Tuesday night's gala 
in honor of David Lynch's foundation for meditation. 
 Mr. Jackman, a lifelong meditator (who is only slightly better known for his 
role as Wolverine in the X-Men movie franchise,) appeared with his wife, 
Deborra-Lee Furness, to accept the Lifetime of Giving Award. 
 

 
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303997604579240480637732804 
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303997604579240480637732804


[FairfieldLife] David speaks on Art, Meditation

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

 

 Beyond the Beyond: http://dlf.tv/2009/beyond-the-beyond/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/beyond-the-beyond/
 

 The Role of Art in the World: http://dlf.tv/2009/the-role-of-art-in-the-world/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/the-role-of-art-in-the-world/
 

 His First Meditation: http://dlf.tv/2009/his-first-meditation/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/his-first-meditation/
 

 The Future of Cinema: http://dlf.tv/2009/the-future-of-cinema/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/the-future-of-cinema/
 

 His Films and the Social Enviornment: 
http://dlf.tv/2009/his-films-and-the-social-environment/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/his-films-and-the-social-environment/


[FairfieldLife] Dark Night of the Soul - Still Photographs by David Lynch

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://dlf.tv/2009/dark-night-of-the-soul/ 
http://dlf.tv/2009/dark-night-of-the-soul/

[FairfieldLife] How the World#39;s Papers Reacted to Nelson Mandela#39;s Death

2013-12-06 Thread merudanda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKbpqv-4Ku0 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKbpqv-4Ku0
The world responded to the qualities it perceived in the man, as well as to the 
scale of his achievement. the Madiba magic at work:
“Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the 
time, vision with action can change the world” 
~ Nelson Mandela RIP- Rest in peace Mantiba

http://www.thewire.com/culture/2013/12/how-worlds-papers-reacted-nelson-mandelas-death/355863/#disqus_thread
 
http://www.thewire.com/culture/2013/12/how-worlds-papers-reacted-nelson-mandelas-death/355863/#disqus_thread
The guardian's Nelson Mandela obituary
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-obituary 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-obituary

 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-dies-aged-95-live-updates
 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-dies-aged-95-live-updates

Rick Archer's Nelson Mandela, his energy 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/350098 
 The day Tiger Woods met Nelson Mandela 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/350098 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/350098

South Africans in Houghton, Johannesburg, celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela 
with singing and dance outside his home.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KOb_qKTjQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KOb_qKTjQ

[FairfieldLife] Pandora's Promise

2013-12-06 Thread Rick Archer
Very effective propaganda. I’m sure it makes valid points, but it makes no 
attempt to be objective. Here are some rebuttals. 

 

 
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/pandoras-false-promises/Pandora_Two-Pager_Handout_July2013.pdf#page=1
 

 
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/pandoras-false-promises/Pandora_Two-Pager_Handout_July2013.pdf#page=2
 

 

PANDORA’S FALSE PROMISES

BUSTING THE PRO-NUCLEAR PROPAGANDA

A Beyond Nuclear Report 

❒

www.BeyondNuclear.org

(Full report available on the Beyond Nuclear website)

The impetus for this two-page summary document and the full report referenced 
above, was 

the release in July 2013 of the pro-nuclear propaganda film, Pandora’s Promise. 
The film, like 

the nuclear industry propaganda in circulation generally, both omits and 
misrepresents key facts 

in order to cover up the very real dangers and detriments of nuclear energy. 
These documents 

serve to rebut the misleading messaging about dirty, dangerous and expensive 
nuclear power.

TWO-PAGE SUMMARY

❒

Nuclear power, no matter the reactor design, cannot address climate change in 

time. In order to displace a significant amount of carbon-emitting fossil-fuel 

generation, another 1,000 to 1,500 new 1,000+ Megawatt reactors would need to 

come on line worldwide by 2050, a completely prohibitive proposition. 

❒

So-called “Generation IV” reactor designs, including 

“fast” or “small modular 

reactors,” are the last gasp of a failing industry. Earlier versions of the 
fast 

breeder reactor were commercial failures and safety disasters. 

The ever soaring 

costs make nuclear power a financial quagmire for investors, and expensive new 

prototypes commercially unattractive. 

❒

Proponents of the Integral Fast Reactor, such as those in

Pandora’s Promise

, 

overlook the exorbitant costs; proliferation risks; that it is decades away 
from 

deployment; that it would not so much consume radioactive waste as 

theoretically transmute it; and that its use of sodium as a coolant can lead to 
fires 

and explosions. 

❒

The continued daily use of nuclear energy means continued risk of radiation 

exposure to surrounding populations. Ionizing radiation released by nuclear 

power plants, either routinely or in large amounts after an accident, causes 

cellular damage and mutations in DNA, which in turn can lead to cancers and 

other illnesses. Children are particularly vulnerable and their leukemia rates 
have 

been shown to rise the closer they live to an operating nuclear power reactor.

❒

Low-ball health predictions after nuclear accidents are not reliable. The 2005 

IAEA/WHO Chernobyl report has been discredited for suppressing key data to 

justify low death predictions that do not stand up to scientific scrutiny. IAEA 
has 

a conflict of interest with a mandate to promote nuclear technology. Given the 

latency period of cancers caused by radiation exposure, it is too soon to 
predict 

the long-term health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, although some 

health effects are already being observed. 

→

❒

The alleged “failure” of renewable energy sources to supplant coal, oil, 
nuclear 

and natural gas in the US is less a technological defect than a result of the 

enormous lobbying power of the traditional energy industries. In 2008, the 

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) spent $2,360,000 lobbying Congress, their 
highest 

tally to date. This political barrier flies in the face of numerous studies 
that show 

wind and solar energy alone could produce orders of magnitude more electricity 

than currently used by US consumers and industry.

❒

The example of Germany — and numerous studies — demonstrate that both 

coal and nuclear can be phased out in favor of renewable energy. The German 

renewable energy sector already employs 380,000 people compared to 30,000 in 

the nuclear energy sector.

❒

The argument that only nuclear provides “carbon-free,” base load energy is out 

of date. Geothermal and offshore wind energy are capable of delivering reliable 

base load power with a smaller carbon footprint than nuclear energy. Energy 

efficiency is also an essential component in displacing nuclear and coal.

❒

Myths about the French nuclear program abound. Only 4% of the country’s 

high-level radioactive waste has been vitrified and stored. Given its 80% 
dependency on nuclear power, when droughts and heat waves force reactors to 

power down or close, France has no other options and is forced to import 

electricity. France has an enormous, unsolved waste problem with no repository; 

a huge extra expense due to its misadventure with fast breeder reactors; and a 

radiological legacy from its 210 abandoned uranium mines which continue to 

pollute the environment today. 

❒

There is no such thing as a “pro-nuclear environmentalist.” Environmentalists 

do not support extractive, non-sustainable industries like nuclear energy, 
which 

poisons the environment; releases 

[FairfieldLife] RE: How the World#39;s Papers Reacted to Nelson Mandela#39;s Death

2013-12-06 Thread merudanda
Nelson Mandela (Madiba)  was inspired by the poem,  'Invictus' (Unconquered, 
Undefeated) by William Henley and had it written on a scrap of paper on his 
prison cell while he was incarcerated for 27 years on Robben Island.
 I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
 Out of the night that covers me,
 Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
 I thank whatever gods may be
 For my unconquerable soul.
  
 In the fell clutch of circumstance
 I have not winced nor cried aloud.
 Under the bludgeonings of chance
 My head is bloody, but unbowed.
 
 Beyond this place of wrath and tears
 Looms but the Horror of the shade,
 And yet the menace of the years
 Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
 
 It matters not how strait the gate,
 How charged with punishments the scroll, 
 
 I am the master of my fate:
 I am the captain of my soul.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Pandora#39;s Promise

2013-12-06 Thread wgm4u
I'm glad you at least watched it Rick (to your credit), it is a compelling 
movie.
 

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

 Very effective propaganda. I’m sure it makes valid points, but it makes no 
attempt to be objective. Here are some rebuttals. 
  
 
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/pandoras-false-promises/Pandora_Two-Pager_Handout_July2013.pdf#page=1
 
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/pandoras-false-promises/Pandora_Two-Pager_Handout_July2013.pdf#page=2
  
 PANDORA’S FALSE PROMISES
 BUSTING THE PRO-NUCLEAR PROPAGANDA
 A Beyond Nuclear Report 
 ❒
 www.BeyondNuclear.org
 (Full report available on the Beyond Nuclear website)
 The impetus for this two-page summary document and the full report referenced 
above, was 
 the release in July 2013 of the pro-nuclear propaganda film, Pandora’s 
Promise. The film, like 
 the nuclear industry propaganda in circulation generally, both omits and 
misrepresents key facts 
 in order to cover up the very real dangers and detriments of nuclear energy. 
These documents 
 serve to rebut the misleading messaging about dirty, dangerous and expensive 
nuclear power.
 TWO-PAGE SUMMARY
 ❒
 Nuclear power, no matter the reactor design, cannot address climate change in 
 time. In order to displace a significant amount of carbon-emitting fossil-fuel 
 generation, another 1,000 to 1,500 new 1,000+ Megawatt reactors would need to 
 come on line worldwide by 2050, a completely prohibitive proposition. 
 ❒
 So-called “Generation IV” reactor designs, including 
 “fast” or “small modular 
 reactors,” are the last gasp of a failing industry. Earlier versions of the 
fast 
 breeder reactor were commercial failures and safety disasters. 
 The ever soaring 
 costs make nuclear power a financial quagmire for investors, and expensive new 
 prototypes commercially unattractive. 
 ❒
 Proponents of the Integral Fast Reactor, such as those in
 Pandora’s Promise
 , 
 overlook the exorbitant costs; proliferation risks; that it is decades away 
from 
 deployment; that it would not so much consume radioactive waste as 
 theoretically transmute it; and that its use of sodium as a coolant can lead 
to fires 
 and explosions. 
 ❒
 The continued daily use of nuclear energy means continued risk of radiation 
 exposure to surrounding populations. Ionizing radiation released by nuclear 
 power plants, either routinely or in large amounts after an accident, causes 
 cellular damage and mutations in DNA, which in turn can lead to cancers and 
 other illnesses. Children are particularly vulnerable and their leukemia rates 
have 
 been shown to rise the closer they live to an operating nuclear power reactor.
 ❒
 Low-ball health predictions after nuclear accidents are not reliable. The 2005 
 IAEA/WHO Chernobyl report has been discredited for suppressing key data to 
 justify low death predictions that do not stand up to scientific scrutiny. 
IAEA has 
 a conflict of interest with a mandate to promote nuclear technology. Given the 
 latency period of cancers caused by radiation exposure, it is too soon to 
predict 
 the long-term health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, although some 
 health effects are already being observed. 
 →
 ❒
 The alleged “failure” of renewable energy sources to supplant coal, oil, 
nuclear 
 and natural gas in the US is less a technological defect than a result of the 
 enormous lobbying power of the traditional energy industries. In 2008, the 
 Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) spent $2,360,000 lobbying Congress, their 
highest 
 tally to date. This political barrier flies in the face of numerous studies 
that show 
 wind and solar energy alone could produce orders of magnitude more electricity 
 than currently used by US consumers and industry.
 ❒
 The example of Germany — and numerous studies — demonstrate that both 
 coal and nuclear can be phased out in favor of renewable energy. The German 
 renewable energy sector already employs 380,000 people compared to 30,000 in 
 the nuclear energy sector.
 ❒
 The argument that only nuclear provides “carbon-free,” base load energy is out 
 of date. Geothermal and offshore wind energy are capable of delivering 
reliable 
 base load power with a smaller carbon footprint than nuclear energy. Energy 
 efficiency is also an essential component in displacing nuclear and coal.
 ❒
 Myths about the French nuclear program abound. Only 4% of the country’s 
 high-level radioactive waste has been vitrified and stored. Given its 80% 
dependency on nuclear power, when droughts and heat waves force reactors to 
 power down or close, France has no other options and is forced to import 
 electricity. France has an enormous, unsolved waste problem with no 
repository; 
 a huge extra expense due to its misadventure with fast breeder reactors; and a 
 radiological legacy from its 210 abandoned uranium mines which continue to 
 pollute the environment today. 
 ❒
 There is no such thing as a “pro-nuclear environmentalist.” 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread Michael Jackson
all this blah blah blah about D Lynch and celebrities is exactly like 
Scientology, with about as much change in world consciousness.

On Fri, 12/6/13, nablusoss1008 no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney  Ringo Starr Concert Highlights
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:58 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   http://dlf.tv/2009/change-begins-within-benefit-concert-highlights/
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] The American Mastadon, the New Cream Crimson ?

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAihDAJX8Ow 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAihDAJX8Ow

Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008
You're living in deep tamas Michael. Noone cares about your rants. Get over it.
 



[FairfieldLife] Post Count Sat 07-Dec-13 00:15:05 UTC

2013-12-06 Thread FFL PostCount
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885 messages as of (UTC) 12/06/13 23:55:31

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111 Richard J. Williams 
 71 emilymaenot
 70 awoelflebater
 55 Share Long 
 46 TurquoiseB 
 44 s3raphita
 43 Bhairitu 
 42 dhamiltony2k5
 40 Richard Williams 
 27 jr_esq
 23 emptybill
 22 feste37 
 19 salyavin808 
 16 nablusoss1008 
 15 steve.sundur
 15 Mike Dixon 
 14 sharelong60
 14 doctordumbass
 13 wgm4u 
 11 cardemaister
  9 Michael Jackson 
  7 anartaxius
  6 yifuxero
  6 Toby Walker 
  4 merudanda 
  4 Rick Archer 
  4 Jason 
  2 waspaligap 
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Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread Michael Jackson
Only intelligent people who are not weighed down by the onus and sepulchral 
shroud of slavish addiction and identification to an unethical scam are those 
who care about what I say. 

But I'll throw you a bone:

http://bigislandnow.com/2013/12/05/kenoi-signs-anti-gmo-bill-into-law/

Kenoi Signs Anti-GMO Bill Into Law

 East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

by Dave Smith

Mayor Billy Kenoi today signed into law a bill that bans any new uses of 
genetically modified crops on the Big Island.

Kenoi announced his decision to sign Bill 113 in a letter to the County Council.

The council passed the measure on Nov. 19 on a 6-3 vote.

The bill prohibits new open-air growing of genetically modified organisms, also 
known as GMOs.

Kenoi’s letter said he signed the bill “after careful deliberation and 
discussions with members of my administration and the public ….”

“Our community has a deep connection and respect for our land, and we all 
understand we must protect our island and preserve our precious natural 
resources,” Kenoi said. “We are determined to do what is right for the land 
because this place is unlike any other in the world.”

Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, those already growing GMO 
crops will be permitted to continue that practice, but must register with the 
county Department of Research and Development the area where that is occurring 
and pay a $100 annual fee for each location.
Hawai`i County Council members listened to countless hours of testimony on the 
subject of GMOs over a period of seven months. File photo.

Hawai`i County Council members listened to countless hours of testimony on the 
subject of GMOs over a period of seven months. File photo.

Farmers of GMO papayas may expand or relocate their crops to new areas as long 
as the registration condition is met.

However, those growing other transgenic crops, including Big Island Dairy which 
grows GMO corn on the Hamakua coast for cattle feed, must restrict those crops 
to where they have “customarily” been grown.

Those who break the law are subject to fines of up to $1,000 per day for each 
location in violation and also would be responsible for “all costs of 
investigation, as well as for court and legal costs.” They would also be 
responsible for “resulting damages to other non-genetically engineered crops, 
plants, neighboring properties, or water sources.”

The council has been wrestling with the matter for the past seven months, 
during which time it heard from hundreds of people both in favor and opposed to 
the bill over at least nine days of contentious testimony.

Kenoi’s letter acknowledged the strong differences of opinion.

“The debate over this bill has at times been divisive and hurtful, and some of 
our hard-working farmers who produce food for our community have been treated 
disrespectfully,” it said.

“It is time to end the angry rhetoric and reach out to our neighbors,” Kenoi 
said. “Our farmers are essential to creating a wholesome and sustainable food 
supply on this island, and they deserve to be treated with respect and aloha.”
Demonstrations were staged by those on both sides of the debate, including 
those, picture above, who maintained the a GMO ban would unnecessarily handcuff 
farmers. File photo.

Demonstrations were staged by those on both sides of the debate, including 
those, pictured above, who maintained that a GMO ban would unnecessarily 
handcuff farmers. File photo.

Kenoi’s letter said that Big Island residents “must turn now to a meaningful, 
factual dialogue with one another.”

“With my approval of this bill, our administration will launch a year of 
research and data collection to investigate factual claims and to seek out new 
directions that farming in our community should take,” Kenoi said.

He said that will include analysis of the locations of both organic and 
conventional farms, the types of crops grown and estimates of their revenues, 
and of “the challenges our farmers face in meeting food safety and organic 
certification requirements.”

“We will work with our farmers and our ranchers to carefully monitor the 
impacts of this bill over the next year to separate speculation and guesswork 
from the facts,” the letter said.

Bill 113, which was introduced by Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, was 
actually the third GMO-restricting measure taken up by the council.

The first was introduced by Wille in April but withdrawn in August for 
fine-tuning.

Wille and Ka`u Councilwoman Brenda Ford both introduced new bills in September.

Ford’s measure, which would have banned all GMO crops including transgenic 
papaya, failed to get out committee.

Testimony in support of Bill 113 took several forms, including opposition to 
GMO foods in general as well as condemnation of large bio-technology firms such 
as Monsanto which promote their usage.

Those in opposition included scientists and virtually all agricultural groups 
on the Big 

[FairfieldLife] The Cream of Pop Music, with Jimi Hendrix

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becWr0vc6cA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becWr0vc6cA
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIKfECOE7GI 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIKfECOE7GI
 

 The Master meets the new world: Jimi Hendrix:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPJgtQwtVVA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPJgtQwtVVA
 

 Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix live:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jgAdeWK9mU 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jgAdeWK9mU
 

 Eric Clapton; Cocaine:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYS732zyYfU 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYS732zyYfU 
 This has been shown 30 millions times on youtube and shows why Eric Clapton is 
considered the God of Guitarists
 

 Eric Clapton's main student:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdvkgWt-uew 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdvkgWt-uew
 

 Regarding this rare American Genius it hurts to pick a favorite but here it is:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAWtuxhdUDE 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAWtuxhdUDE
 

 

 



[FairfieldLife] Jimi Hendrix in Stockholm

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008

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

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams

Is there a rhinoceros in the room? Everything is not as it appears.

Ludwig Hieronymus Kashmir Wittgenstein is widely thought to be the 
greatest philosopher of the 20th century and his philosophical insights 
have a profound and incalculable significance for many different areas 
of human endeavor. Wittgenstein's entire work is predicated on the 
question of the nature of language.


He argued that the true meaning of all words is not to be found in any 
dictionary but in a golden casket kept in an underground vault somewhere 
in County Cork, Ireland by highly-evolved little green people from the 
Canis Major dwarf galaxy.


Read more:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein

On 12/6/2013 10:53 AM, anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:


This situation is nicely summed up by a story told by Carl Sagan:

A fire-breathing dragon lives in my garage


Suppose I seriously make such an assertion to you. Surely you'd
want to check it out, see for yourself. There have been
innumerable stories of dragons over the centuries, but no real
evidence. What an opportunity!


Show me, you say. I lead you to my garage. You look inside and
see a ladder, empty paint cans, an old tricycle--but no dragon.


Where's the dragon? you ask.


Oh, she's right here, I reply, waving vaguely. I neglected to
mention that she's an invisible dragon.


You propose spreading flour on the floor of the garage to capture
the dragon's footprints.


Good idea, I say, but this dragon floats in the air.


Then you'll use an infrared sensor to detect the invisible fire.


Good idea, but the invisible fire is also heatless.


You'll spray-paint the dragon and make her visible.


Good idea, but she's an incorporeal dragon and the paint won't
stick. And so on. I counter every physical test you propose with
a special explanation of why it won't work.


Now, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal,
floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If
there's no way to disprove my contention, no conceivable
experiment that would count against it, what does it mean to say
that my dragon exists? Your inability to invalidate my hypothesis
is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that
cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically
worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in
exciting our sense of wonder. What I'm asking you to do comes down
to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:


Well, now see heah, the real deal is that accordin' to all the new 
agey channels and what not, the Atlantean civilization was of such a 
much more high vibration, that it existed beyond the current visible 
physical vibration, so when it vanished, it literally vanished - 
convenient excuse that LOTS of folk swallow for why no physical 
evidence exists.






Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread nablusoss1008
Do have a cheching of your meditation



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams

Any relation? LoL!

An Iowa attorney, Robert Allan Wright, got one his clients, Linda Putz, 
to put up money in order to get another client some Nigerian 
inheritance money. It just doesn't get any funnier than this!


Please, people, refrain from the Iowa jokes. Lawyers in Iowa aren't the 
only ones who fall for Nigerian email scams; it's more common than you 
might think among attorneys.


Really? Really? Good grief. What a moron. Everyone knows Nigeria isn't 
ruled by a president; it has a prince! LoL!


Read more:

'Lawyer Falls For Nigerian Inheritance Scam, Gets Suspended'
http://abovethelaw.com/2013/12/lawyer-falls-for-nigerian-inheritance-scam-gets-suspended/

On 12/6/2013 8:08 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 Right. Sometimes there's no explaining why a subject matter captures 
ones interest.


 And it could be the same reason that I found Star Wars, (especially 
the early installments), Avatar, and Lord of the Rings so enjoyable - 
that element of fantasy.


 And also, for me, likely a form of escape.

 I can't say that I would be singled out as a proponent of the 
existence of Atlantis. I just enjoy reading about it.


 But I must admit, I think it would have been neat to see James 
Cameron dedicate the funds he spent going to the bottom of the ocean 
(and not fining much) spent on some research to see if there was any 
evidence of the fabled civilization


/I would tend to agree. I have no opinion one way or another on the 
existence of a large civilization now covered by ocean, but it does 
seem odd that no one has really found traces of one. Or at least not 
one that can be carbon-dated to have existed before the age of our 
modern recorded history.


I feel about tales of Atlantis sorta the same way I feel about the 
tales told by Carlos Castaneda and T. Lobsong Rampa. They're _great_ 
tales, often told well. If they had been presented as what they were 
-- fiction -- no one would ever have had any problems with them. But 
they weren't; they were presented as if they were fact. So that kinda 
taints a good story and removes some of its interest, at least for me.


Since my instantaneous reaction to almost *anyone* saying things that 
they have seen or cognized using their super-secret paranormal 
powers is, Yeah, right, I tend to feel that way about anyone talking 
about Atlantis as if what they said was in any way authoritative. :-)


Still, if this latest BBC America offering had been entertaining and 
even halfway intelligent, I'd probably continue watching it, just to 
see what they came up with. Sadly, it was neither.




/






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What I Did Today

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Good suggestions Richard.  Thank you.  The closest they might come to that 
would be to attend the St. Louis branch of the state college.  In this case 
UMSL.
  
 But I will be honest about it, at the high school graduation ceremony where 
both sons went, and which happens to have the highest average ACT scores in the 
city, when they announce for each student, which college or university they 
will be attending, no would dare indicate community college.  Or even probably 
technical school. That is not to say, that some might not end up going that 
route, (I know for a fact that many of them do) but at least initially that 
would not be a generally accepted option.  And I'm not saying that it makes any 
sense, but that is the way it is.
  
 Now the scenario you describe above, fits my oldest son perfectly.  He would 
have been far better going the community college route. He could have stayed at 
home, had a part time job, a car, and income. Instead we (and he) have spent a 
lot of money for tuition, room and board for what appears to be a pretty 
mediocre result.
  
 My wife grew up without a father for most of her life, worked very hard in 
high school and always had part time jobs. She attended UMSL for most of her 
college career, then transferred to Middlebury where she got her undergrad 
degree, then back to UMSL for Master's degree, before she got snatched up by 
IBM where she worked for 13 years.
  
 The daughter seems to have inherited her work ethic.  I guess they boys take 
more after me.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Go Out and Radiate!

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
The real question might be re-phrased this way: Why would anyone take 
the word of a guy dressed in a white bed sheet, looking just like a 
flower salesman, to leave home to work for free as kitchen help and live 
in a pod for two cold winters at a religious school up in Iowa and never 
even attempt a single course?


I mean, come on! There's got to be more to this story than the guy was 
just real dumb. This story has all the earmarks of someone who got fired 
for being a bad baker, or worse.


He didn't even know where the mantras come from; what they meant; or 
even what to do with one when he got it. If he didn't even know where 
the secret word came from, he could have been invoking Beezlebub for two 
or more years!


Come to think of it, maybe that's his problem. LoL!

Face it - it's not everyday that you get someone to pay you money and 
work you butt off for a non-sense gibberish syllable and then get you to 
repeat it religiously hour on hour for three years, when you don't even 
know what the hell you're mumbling to yourself. By any definition this 
would amount to brainwashing. or at least a trance induction state.


Go figure.

On 12/6/2013 12:34 PM, anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:


What were the forces in your life that led to your being deceived so 
badly? Having found yourself in that situation, and then realising 
that you needed to extract yourself from it, it would seem reasonable 
to ask what factors resulted in such gullibility in the first place.



Parents, educational systems contribute to this. Politicians certainly 
do not want you to be able to think clearly. It is harder to control 
people who have mental tools to see through deceptions, but it also 
takes a bit of learning to develop them; we do not seem to be born 
with them intact, we seem to have an innate capacity for 
self-deception right from the start.



It does not seem there have been many studies of TM and the TMSP that 
have been designed to determine if they are effective in specific ways 
of social interaction. The movement does not seem to care for studies 
that show how many people stop praciticing its techniques. We all have 
personal accounts of some people becoming somewhat 'better' after 
learning TM but is that because of TM or the effect of peer pressure 
and belief that TM is doing this? And there is the opposite, people 
that seemed fairly 'normal' becoming total assholes after learning 
these things. The same things happen in other movements. So what is at 
work here? Do we really know anything to an extent that we can 
determine a cause?


If you got burned in the TM movement, one can postulate many 
antecedent causes leading up to that. How do you choose which one to 
blame and why is that choice the correct one, what sort of criterion 
or criteria makes that choice probably right? Do you have a choice? - 
Do those thought about how bad it all was just come streaming out on 
their own, effortlessly, spontaneously?


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:

I know that there is still the mind set that no matter what M may have 
done that wasn't ethical, the effect of TM and TMSP is so good and so 
powerful, it is best to ignore or rationalize that the negative or 
dark side of M and the Movement is outweighed by the vast positive 
benefit to the individual and the world.


I know there is that mind set but I don't agree with it. I do not see 
any evidence the group practice of TMSP is having any kind of effect 
of offsetting the negative energy around the world. If you take the 
current state of the world as evidence of Marshy effect then it is 
clear the Marshy Effect is either non-existent or a colossal failure.


I have come to feel that TM itself seems to work well for a couple 
years and then for some reason the positive benefits seem to fade 
away. I mean even old timers like Rick don't just strictly do TM - 
they do other stuff. If TM is so fabulous, people would not step away 
from it.


There have been too many suicides, too many mental breakdowns and too 
many high ups in the Movement whose behavior is the opposite of what 
you would expect from folks practicing daily the royal technique for 
enlightenment. That last is of great importance to me. I don't feel 
you can make the grandiose claims for a mental technique and have the 
actual results be totally off base or totally different than what is 
promised and still legitimately believe the technique will do what is 
claimed for it.


When the people who have been doing TMSP the longest behave in the 
arrogant, elitist, unethical manner I have seen in people like 
Hagelin, Morris, Greg Wilson, Susan Humphries, Chris Crowell, Neal 
Patterson, Bill Sands, Reed Martin and so on and so forth I see that 
the TMSP has had the OPPOSITE effect on their behavior that it should 
have had.


So while I admire your desire to change the world, it won't change 
through folks doing TM and TMSP - if it was going to do so, it would 
already 

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

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams
Today we went to the grocery store to get a few things and return about 
a hundred plastic bags. In the parking lot I turned left to find a 
parking slot and there was this yahoo in a big truck heading toward me, 
GOING THE WRONG WAY, driving a Ford F-350 with dual wheels on back.


At first I said You **fukin **#@*^^!!!#@*%$#%@ SOB!

Then, I realized the poor guy was not only real dumb and half blind and 
confused, but he was probably driving the only vehicle he owned and 
paying $600 a month in payments, just to go get a six-pack of beer and a 
carton of cigarettes at the store. Go figure.


So then, in the Christmas spirit, I said:  you **fukin 
**#@*^^!!!#@*%$#%@ poor bastard! and backed up, causing a traffic jam 
in front of the store.


Then, on the way home at a stop light, a guy dressed in overalls with a 
styrofoam cup in his hand  tried to hit us up for some spare change. So, 
still in the Christmas spirit, I rolled down the window and said real 
nice: We don't have any cash - we're living on credit cards. Sorry we 
can't donate anything - I know it looks like I'm rich because I'm 
driving a shiny new car, but this where all our money is going, just so 
we can get to the store to buy some beer and a few canned goods! LoL!


When we got home, the Salvation Army called on the telephone to ask if 
we could donate anything and to leave it on the front porch FRIDAY THE 
13th. You can't make this stuff up!


The rent is too damn high!

On 12/6/2013 3:10 PM, Bhairitu wrote:


I used to change the oil myself on my '77 Subaru wagon.  But it is a 
messy job and required a custom oil filter.  Current oil changes at 
the local shop up the street who now do my Subaru maintenance is $40.  
How much time depends on how busy they are but the longest wait would 
be about an hour.  I watch the oil to see how dirty it is.  However I 
have yet to reach the miles they put on the sticker a year ago.  
Everything I need is a short trip around here so I don't rack up miles 
and they always kid me about all the driving I do.


I heard a report the other day on why car prices have exceeded 
inflation over the years and the bottom line was.. you got it... 
profit.  Adding air bags do not add much to the price though companies 
use safety features as a reason.  In 1973 I bought a new Datsun wagon 
for a mere $1800.  I put the figure for my '77 Subaru wagon in an 
inflation calculator and my $2800 '77 should only cost around $11K 
these days adjusted for inflation.


OTOH, the other day I ordered a new keyless remote for the '98 Subaru 
since the second of the original pair was beginning to fall apart.  A 
few years back I looked online and found that the price for a remote 
was around $70. This time I found one online for my year and model for 
only $15 including shipping.  It was easy to setup and works great.


On 12/06/2013 11:40 AM, Richard Williams wrote:
Our car dealer says we should be changing the oil in our new car 
every 3,000 miles, in order to insure the warranty. We can do this by 
driving out to the dealership, waiting in line, and either leaving 
the car, or wait in the waiting room, and then pay $55. It usually 
takes more than an hour, if you get there real early during the week.


The last time I had the oil changed at 10,000 miles, I took the car 
to Jiffy Lube - it took only about twenty minutes and I paid them 
$65. They talked me into getting synthetic oil - Royal Purple. They 
tried to sell me an air filter for $18 - but I declined.


According to Click  Clack, The Tappit Brothers, you can go over 
6,000 miles between oil changes. I've always been fond of Texaco oil. 
I get almost all of my oil from either Spindletop or from the Permian 
Basin. Dad goes 5,000, because it's easy to remember the numbers. One 
guy, a car mechanic, once told me that oil never breaks down - all 
you have to do is change the oil filter and add a quart of oil. Go 
figure.


So, this time I took the car to Pep Boys for the oil change: $19.95 
for Pennzoil, with a discount coupon, and half an hour waiting. And, 
I bought my own filter for $12.95 and put it on myself.


The rent is too damn high!




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Steve, when I'm replying to your posts, a spinning thingie appears and my reply 
disappears!





On Friday, December 6, 2013 11:10 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Hi Share,

Just checking in for a minute.  But had to offer a second opinion abut Hunger 
Games II.  Luckily we saw it at a matinee, when it was only $5.00.  I found it 
boring, with uninspired acting.  IMO, you won't be missing anything if you skip 
it.

That goes for Gravity as well.  Another boring ass movie IMHO.

Yes, I always like some new insight into Atlantis.  I don't know if it existed, 
but if I had to make a wager on it, I would say it did exist.

Hockey is off to a great start, and we've able to go to many games.

Theresa is such a conscientious student that she sometimes is not able to go.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Steve, my sister was in a head on collision today and I've been focused on 
that. She's ok but it was scary. 





On Friday, December 6, 2013 11:10 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Hi Share,

Just checking in for a minute.  But had to offer a second opinion abut Hunger 
Games II.  Luckily we saw it at a matinee, when it was only $5.00.  I found it 
boring, with uninspired acting.  IMO, you won't be missing anything if you skip 
it.

That goes for Gravity as well.  Another boring ass movie IMHO.

Yes, I always like some new insight into Atlantis.  I don't know if it existed, 
but if I had to make a wager on it, I would say it did exist.

Hockey is off to a great start, and we've able to go to many games.

Theresa is such a conscientious student that she sometimes is not able to go.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
Oh my, I'm sorry to hear that.  I hope she recovers fully.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don#39;t bother with BBC America#39;s Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread steve.sundur
I wonder what that could be.  I'll have to pay closer attention to what happens 
when I post.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
It's ok, Steve. it just means I have to type fast and keep the posts short.





On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:14 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
I wonder what that could be.  I'll have to pay closer attention to what happens 
when I post.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: BTW, don't bother with BBC America's Atlantis

2013-12-06 Thread Share Long
Steve, they've released her from the hospital so she must be ok. Left eye 
bruised shut with a cut above it. Her left hand needed stitches too. In a 
smaller car, she'd be lots worse off.  





On Friday, December 6, 2013 8:13 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Oh my, I'm sorry to hear that.  I hope she recovers fully.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
Genesis

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My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is among
the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150
million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo in
San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide,
Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more than its
share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad albums? None
to speak of.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

'The Book of Genesis'
by Hugh Fielder, 1984


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

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 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

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

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got all their old albums on vinyl.
 Thanks for the reply!


 On 12/4/2013 7:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Nice selection Richard. But re Pink Floyd: it's their pre-Dark Sidealbums 
 that appeal to me. The track
 Echoes on their Meddle album is the pinnacle of rock as art.


  You've missed out one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Doors:


  http://tinyurl.com/o27gqfq
  






Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams

You remind me of a guy farting inside a crowded elevator. Go figure.

On 12/6/2013 4:41 PM, Michael Jackson wrote:


all this blah blah blah about D Lynch and celebrities is exactly like 
Scientology, with about as much change in world consciousness.






Re: [FairfieldLife] Jimi Hendrix in Stockholm

2013-12-06 Thread Richard J. Williams

This is great - thanks for posting, Nabs.

On 12/6/2013 6:39 PM, nablusoss1008 wrote:

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





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
The Police

[image: Inline image 1]

Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

The Police - Roxanne
http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

Read more:

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


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

 [image: Inline image 1]

 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is among
 the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150
 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll
 Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo in
 San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide,
 Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more than its
 share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad albums? None
 to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
 by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

 [image: Inline image 1]

 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

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

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com
  wrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got all their old albums on vinyl.
 Thanks for the reply!


 On 12/4/2013 7:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Nice selection Richard. But re Pink Floyd: it's their pre-Dark Sidealbums 
 that appeal to me. The track
 Echoes on their Meddle album is the pinnacle of rock as art.


  You've missed out one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The
 Doors:


  http://tinyurl.com/o27gqfq
  







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
/Mark Knopfler

[image: Inline image 1]

Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Sting  Phil Collins- Money for Nothing
http://youtu.be/6D6cw8Ob2sk

Mark Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling
Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Dire
Straits' most popular studio album was their fifth, Brothers in Arms, the
fourth best selling album in UK chart history - a blockbuster in the USA.
The first compact disc to sell a million copies according to Guinness Book
of World Records. According to Buckley Dire Straits was formed by Mark and
David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers in 1977. Terry Williams,
formerly of Rockpile, also joned the band for the fourth studio album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231/mark-knopfler-20101202

A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison
Award and the Steiger Award, and holds three honorary doctorate degrees in
music from universities in the United Kingdom. Knopfler also has a
collection of classic cars which he races and exhibits at shows, including
a Maserati 300S and an Austin-Healey 100S. My kind of guy!

Work cited:

'The Rough Guide to Rock'
by Peter Buckley
p. 297

Read more:

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

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


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Police

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

 One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

 The Police - Roxanne
 http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

 Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
 Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
 hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

 Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
 Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
 The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
 British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
 bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

 Read more:

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


 On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

 [image: Inline image 1]

 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is
 among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately
 150 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and
 Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo
 in San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album
 Guide, Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more
 than its share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad
 albums? None to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
  by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

 [image: Inline image 1]

 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

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

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got 

[FairfieldLife] Yogic Flying Competition

2013-12-06 Thread jr_esq
Did any of our members witness this event? 
 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlw8CxTkyxA 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlw8CxTkyxA



Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread Michael Jackson
I told you I will, but only if Barry is the checker

On Sat, 12/7/13, nablusoss1008 no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote:

 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Paul McCartney  Ringo Starr Concert Highlights
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12:47 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   Do have a cheching of your meditation
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: [FairfieldLife] The Rent is Too Damn HIGH ...no ITS JUST RIGHT NOT 2 HIGH ITS THE MARKET PRICE EXACTLY

2013-12-06 Thread William Leed
BUILD A HOME  RENT IT OR BUY OIL STOCKS, SAVE SOME $$  THEN BECOME AN OWNER! 
wITH PROFITS IF U CHOOSE TO MAKE THEM BE HAPPY IN THE DOME!
ENJOY THE RIDE  BE MORE HAPPY  POSITIVE LOOK 4 THE SUN  THE PROFITS


-Original Message-
From: Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com
To: FairfieldLife FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] The Rent is Too Damn High!


  



Today we went to the grocery store to  get a few things and return about a 
hundred plastic bags. In the  parking lot I turned left to find a parking 
slot and there was  this yahoo in a big truck heading toward me, GOING THE 
WRONG WAY,  driving a Ford F-350 with dual wheels on back.
  
  At first I said You **fukin **#@*^^!!!#@*%$#%@ SOB! 
  
  Then, I realized the poor guy was not only real dumb and half  blind 
and confused, but he was probably driving the only vehicle  he owned and 
paying $600 a month in payments, just to go get a  six-pack of beer and a 
carton of cigarettes at the store. Go  figure.
  
  So then, in the Christmas spirit, I said:  you **fukin  
**#@*^^!!!#@*%$#%@ poor bastard! and backed up, causing  a traffic jam 
in front of the store.
  
  Then, on the way home at a stop light, a guy dressed in overalls  
with a styrofoam cup in his hand  tried to hit us up for some  spare 
change. So, still in the Christmas spirit, I rolled down the  window and 
said real nice: We don't have any cash - we're living  on credit cards. 
Sorry we can't donate anything - I know it looks  like I'm rich because I'm 
driving a shiny new car, but this where  all our money is going, just so we 
can get to the store to buy  some beer and a few canned goods! LoL!
  
  When we got home, the Salvation Army called on the telephone to  ask 
if we could donate anything and to leave it on the front porch  FRIDAY THE 
13th. You can't make this stuff up!
  
  The rent is too damn high! 
  
  On 12/6/2013 3:10 PM, Bhairitu wrote:


  

 

I used to change the oil myself  on my '77 Subaru wagon.  But it is 
a messy job and  required a custom oil filter.  Current oil changes 
at the  local shop up the street who now do my Subaru maintenance   
   is $40.  How much time depends on how busy they are but  
the longest wait would be about an hour.  I watch the oil  to see 
how dirty it is.  However I have yet to reach the  miles they put 
on the sticker a year ago.  Everything I  need is a short trip 
around here so I don't rack up miles  and they always kid me about 
all the driving I do.
  
  I heard a report the other day on why car prices have 
 exceeded inflation over the years and the bottom line  was.. 
you got it... profit.  Adding air bags do not  add much to the 
price though companies use safety features  as a reason.  In 1973 I 
bought a new Datsun wagon for a  mere $1800.  I put the figure for 
my '77 Subaru wagon in  an inflation calculator and my $2800 '77 
should only cost  around $11K these days adjusted for inflation.
  
  OTOH, the other day I ordered a new keyless remote for the
  '98 Subaru since the second of the original pair was  
beginning to fall apart.  A few years back I looked online  and 
found that the price for a remote was around $70.   This time I 
found one online for my year and model for  only $15 including 
shipping.  It was easy to setup and  works great.
  
  On 12/06/2013 11:40 AM, Richard Williams wrote:




  
Our car dealer says we should be changing the oilin our new 
car every 3,000 miles, in order to insurethe warranty. We 
can do this by driving out to thedealership, waiting in 
line, and either leaving thecar, or wait in the waiting 
room, and then pay $55.It usually takes more than an hour, 
if you get therereal early during the week.
  

  
  
The last time I had the oil changed at 10,000miles, I took 
the car to Jiffy Lube - it took onlyabout twenty minutes 
and I paid them $65. Theytalked me into getting synthetic 
oil - Royal Purple.They tried to sell me an air filter for 
$18 - but Ideclined.
  

  
  
According to Click  Clack, The Tappit  

[FairfieldLife] RE: Yogic Flying Competition

2013-12-06 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 Did any of our members witness this event? 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlw8CxTkyxA 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlw8CxTkyxA

 

 No, if you don't count watching this embarrassing recording. Nothing has 
changed in the last 30 years since I last hopped around myself. No one is going 
any further or higher but at least they're quiet about it. That's an 
improvement. Flying? Heh.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Concert Highlights

2013-12-06 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson  wrote:

 all this blah blah blah about D Lynch and celebrities is exactly like
Scientology, with about as much change in world consciousness.

I have to admit that I agree. I simply don't understand how so many can
cling to the olde You should learn TM and buy our products because a
few famous people do marketing approach. I think it must be because the
idea originally came from Maharishi and so If Maharishi thought it up,
it must be good.

Seriously, folks...can you *imagine* anyone so lame as to want to spend
money on Scientology because Tom Cruise and John Travolta do it? Well,
now think of someone so lame as to fall for *David Lynch* as poster-pimp
for TM.

Here's how it must work in their minds.

Wow. David Fucking *Lynch* does TM. I've seen his movies, and
appreciated the strong, spiritual depth of his being as he portrayed
rape, torture, misogyny, violence, lesbianism, deformity and murder
onscreen. I just can't WAIT to have that level of consciousness workin'
for me in *my* life!

Think I'm over the top here? That IS how Nabby thinks. He's the one who
keeps touting Lynch as a great artist just because he once spent a
million bucks to hang with Maharishi for a month, and then only got to
see him over video. I can't help imagining the ad/PR campaign that Nabby
and the TMO would trot out if it turned out that Bryan Cranston was a
TMer. You'd have TV ads with him wearing his signature porkpie hat,
staring out at audience and saying:


Heisenberg your mind, people. *I* am the one who knocks.

:-)