[FairfieldLife] RE: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread cardemaister
I'm sorry, ditto!


[FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard Williams  wrote:

 George Strait, etc.

Anticipating a flood of posts from people who consider themselves
too...uh...too...well, just TOO to appreciate country music, I pass
along a timely article from Salon.com:

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/14/14_amazing_country_songs_for_people_who_\
hate_country/
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/14/14_amazing_country_songs_for_people_who\
_hate_country/





[FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Thanks, great article for context. But I still won't listen much to radio 
country music stuff that is so ignorant and down. It does nothing good for the 
subtle system spiritually. I play the local campus station for my horses to 
listen to in their paddocks. http://www.khoe.org/ http://www.khoe.org/ KHOE, 
 [K Heaven On Earth radio] is much more spiritually uplifting than the damned 
local country music stations. I actually pity and pray for the poor shop 
workers at the local farm stores who have to listen to that country canned 
music stuff piped in to their stores all day long. That circumstance would be 
enough to make anyone a drug user. Jeezus.  As cultural backdrop it is all 
right out there with a lot of movie making today too.  I'll listen to Christian 
radio before staying dialed on a Country radio station for long.  -Buck in 
the Dome  


[FairfieldLife] RE: Like Custer like Kilpatrick like M

2013-12-15 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Epilogue, a small command of a few of old TM teachers quietly live on in the 
meditating community of Fairfield, Iowa. Some few still are important or in 
active duty in the TM movement. Mostly they were spun out and dis-charged of 
the movement from a wholesale re-organization then and by design or accident of 
M's generalship heard less and less from since.
 

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
turq, great list, except it's missing Patsy Cline. Here's one of her lesser 
known works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWeCdxZlU5E





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:17 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com 
dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Thanks, great article
for context.  But I still won't listen much to radio country music
stuff that is so ignorant and down.  It does nothing good for the
subtle system spiritually.   I play the local campus station for my
horses to listen to in their paddocks. http://www.khoe.org/ KHOE, 
[K Heaven On Earth radio] is much more
spiritually uplifting than the damned local country music stations. 
I actually pity and pray for the poor shop workers at the local farm
stores who have to listen to that country canned music stuff piped in
to their stores all day long.  That circumstance would be enough to
make anyone a drug user.  Jeezus.  As cultural backdrop it is all right out 
there with a lot of movie making today too.  I'll listen to Christian radio 
before staying dialed on a Country radio station for long.      -Buck in the 
Dome  


Re: [FairfieldLife] Ice Krispies

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
You might try getting your messages via email using Thunderbird; It's 
free from Mozilla and it makes a very good news-reader. Also you might 
consider using Edipad Lite from Soft32 to compose your messages; that 
way, you can save them and re-post if you need to - both tools are free.


If, you're serious about posting to a discussion group, using these 
tools can really be helpful. If you're only interested in sending a few 
one-liner comments, it's no big deal - you can just retype them and 
re-send later.


EditPad Lite - soft32:
http://editpad-lite.soft32.com/free-download/ 
http://editpad-lite.soft32.com/free-download/?lp=dsatg=uskw=_cat:soft32.commt=bad=35354358678pl=ds=sgclid=CP6Cl-aXsrsCFahj7AodARAAKw


Mozilla Thunderbird:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

On 12/14/2013 2:31 PM, anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:


It is really the Neo interface. I lose messages all the time. After 
you hit reply, the Reply button is still there, up at the top, and the 
Send button down at a location near the bottom where it is less likely 
to be seen, so it is easy to accidentally hit Reply and erase the 
message. After all replying is what one is doing. I think the Yahoo 
team should gray out the reply button after you first hit it, or 
replace it with Send. There are other stupid ways to destroy a nice 
long message such as closing the browser rather than minimising it if 
you want to use another program whose window is open underneath.



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

Oh, shoot, Emily, I loved your comments and was almost finished with a 
response, but I stupidly lost it. I'm not up to recreating it right 
now; I'll tackle it later today or this evening sometime. Grr. 
HATE it when that happens.



Emily wrote:


 Judy, comments inserted below (I hope).  Tonight was more listening 
pleasure.  Thank you. 









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

Thank you! I hope he's still in good health.


I've never quite understood Pollini's reputation in some
circles for coolness. I like his straightforwardness and
lack of sentimentality. He lets you dig the music on your--and
its--own terms without, as it were, telling you how to feel
about it, but his brilliant technique brings out everything
the composer put into it. (IMHO.)


Change of pace, a movement from a simple Bach keyboard piece
that never fails to lift my spirits:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-GnAGwjXnM


Yep, I've bookmarked it.


Schubert's last piano sonata, composed shortly before his
death. This (the first movement) takes me places:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok9tofNmqNY


Faboulous, and I love the video of Alfred Brendal playing it -
view from the side; he is so immersed *in* the piece.  From
Wikipedia on Schubert [which you probably know, I'm guessing :)]


The works of his last two years reveal a composer
increasingly meditating on the darker side of the human psyche
and human relationships, and with a deeper sense of spiritual
awareness and conception of the 'beyond'.


Beethoven's Waldstein piano sonata (Pollini again):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OM70p3Jd0


My father used to play this at home (or try to play it; he was
a talented amateur, but this is a tough piece--he enjoyed the
challenge, would practice it for hours).


Love that - what a dad.  Yes, this is some piece. Pollini! The
feeling that comes through the intensity and precision of what
he plays is astounding.  I just re-read the article; this is
what I am trying to say: his uncanny ability to manipulate
dynamics, as well as a deft rhythmic sense - Mr. Pollini
thinks a lot about sound. He does bring out the inner
quality of the music. I liked what Pollini said here:


Certainly I'm not for a cool approach to music. This would
limit the power of a musical creation. Objectivity I can
understand in a certain way. I want the music to speak for
itself, but music played coolly is not enough. It would be
wrong to be detached.

Interestingly, compare how Gilels interprets/plays this.  This
is part 3 and corresponds to 16 minutes into the link you
posted. Tonight, I like Pollini's version better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Yn96G16Og

In my stash of some classical CD's inherited from my
grandparents, I found Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and his
faithful accompanist, Hartmut Holl.  I am going to listen to
them all; it is time. Accompanists don't get the credit they
deserve.  This transports me too. Smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Dw9tFpZAc

“In the early 1980s Holl was taken on as 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

So, it's all about willytex. LoL!

On 12/13/2013 6:53 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:


167 posts for Richard and his brother Richard J.

And the reason ...? Because I could.

This is what happens when someone posts to validate themselves.
Not even Judy comes close.






[FairfieldLife] Let us, quot;Give Peace a Chancequot;

2013-12-15 Thread dhamiltony2k5

 Friends; Check your old internal software with its bits and old fragmented 
love, tough broken bits of love fragmented in it. Time now for a defrag of the 
old testaments. A new download of love is available, an update of love, as a 
newer testament borne even of modern science in our experience. A lot more 
meditation is being called for as mediation in the world now. We know so much 
more. A new download is happening even now. The new download is freely 
available like receiving a free grace. You just have to ask for it. It is time 
to come to meditation. It is timely for a new love of regeneration. All we are 
saying is, Give Peace a Chance. Take the time to make the time to join in 
groups meditating to mediate peace in the world everywhere. Science says, Come 
to Meditation. 
  -Buck, in the Dome  
   
 

 Updating love, the descent of old Christmas love can't come fast enough to 
that area. Love needs to be updated fast in that whole East China Sea region 
right now. People everywhere should come to meditation now. Tonite. Tomorrow 
morning. That whole region needs a major download of love as a vector of shakti 
from the Unified Field right now. 
 Sincerely, -Buck 
 

 
 I am feeling Bush II was quite right in his way, we got the vibration of an 
axis of evil going there. Very un-spiritual in excitation. Not much love at 
all. This is coming a time where people now who know better should come back to 
meditation around this.
 -Buck in the Dome  
 


 “States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, 
arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass 
destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide 
these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They 
could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of 
these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.” -President 
Bush II 
 


 North Korea announced on Thursday that it had executed Chang Song-thaek, the 
uncle of leader Kim Jong-un, for acts of treachery.
 The move has raised concerns of instability in the secretive and repressive 
nuclear-armed country.
 

 A Platform for World Peace-making:
 “One of the now disputed areas is a submerged rock on which a South Korean 
maritime research base is perched”
 


 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25288268 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25288268
 


 
 Come to a group Mediation Meditation for Peace near you. Join with the 
widespread deployment of groups in meditation near you for peace now.
 -Buck in the Dome
 

 With reference to DEFENCE, Heaven on Earth will be characterized by 'victory 
before war' -lack of the need to prepare for defense, because everything and 
everyone will be on the path of evolution, and as a result, coherence in every 
country will be so strong that invincibility will be a natural feature of 
national life -no negativity will arise, and no enemy will be born for any 
nation. 

 Let's hear it for Heaven On Earth. 

I know it's difficult in our times to conceive of a world so perfect that 
negativity and violence and war cannot arise. That's why we look to the holy 
scriptures for inspiration, because they portray life as it was in more pure, 
more holy times. So go read your Bhagavad-Gita for a glimpse of such no 
violence can arise times. 

Ignore the part about it all taking place on a battlefield during a war, and 
the personification of God telling the lead character to go out and waste as 
many of his fellow human beings as possible, and that that's his dharma. :-)











[FairfieldLife] Interesting statements about the nature of life and the universe

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
And so here's the test. How many can read through the list of quotes and
decide whether they like them or not, identify with them or not, and
feel positively or negatively about the person or persons who wrote them
*without* Googling first? I think we all know that there are many here
who are so concerned with their self image and how people perceive
*them* that they won't be able to do it. This set of quotes is for the
others, the ones who can think for themselves, without caring which
so-called authority is being invoked.


This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know 
so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't
grasp  it.


What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems 
we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear
fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born.


No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a
sea  of mystery. You see there's no beginning or end, you can go
back as far  as you want, forward as far as you want, but you never got
to it, it's  like the essence, it's that right, it remains. This
is the greatest damn  thing about the universe. That we can know so
much, recognize so much,  dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp
it. And it's meant to be that  way, do y'know. And there's
where our reverence should come in. Before  everything, the littlest
thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the  horseshit, as well as
the angels, do y'know what I mean. It's all  mystery. All
impenetrable, as it were, right?





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: What I Did Today

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Richard, what I did yesterday is shovel snow, sweep snow and push snow! It felt 
good! PS I like this wabi sabi place you all visited last year. Nice plot of 
land too. Any snow possible? (-:





On Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:30 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
We looked at this place last year:





On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  
I think you need to get out into the country more. These strip mall chain 
stores are bad for the soul. I liked seeing those ramshackle houses you were 
posting, they have so much more character. Michael's would have all those 
garlands and wreaths and hobby-making stuff you need at this time of year 
though.



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else posting 
too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp the 
moderator or owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't like 
what a person is saying or they don't like a persons political or 
religious opinions. Go figure.


Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain 
group of people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth 
circumstances. Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or in 
some extreme cases, outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers wanting 
to wreck the place. Based on what I've read in this thread, it looks 
like there's a little of each going on here these days.


I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including 
Google Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced a 
lot of and seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes with 
the territory when you're trying to dialog with anonymous informants.


Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect with 
people and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when they have 
someone to talk to.


On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to 
give a thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's 
like saying Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation. 
 With post limits in place everyone will keep their powder dry for a 
lengthy dissertation in response to someone's comment. Let's keep it 
natural.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

So, it's all about Share.

On 12/13/2013 11:40 PM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:


Yes, it can take me up to three posts to get out one full thought, so 
I'm in favor of no posting limits.  Although Share's first week with 
no limits almost did me in. It allows for greater freedom of 
expression; I dumped the emails, which relieved the stress of 
managing the volume.







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Can't resist sending this because Brenda Lee is fabulous. The medley of Patsy 
Cline tunes begins at 4:50

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




On Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:00 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
turq, great list, except it's missing Patsy Cline. Here's one of her lesser 
known works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWeCdxZlU5E




On Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:17 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com 
dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Thanks, great article
for context.  But I still won't listen much to radio country music
stuff that is so ignorant and down.  It does nothing good for the
subtle system spiritually.   I play the local campus station for my
horses to listen to in their paddocks. http://www.khoe.org/ KHOE, 
[K Heaven On Earth radio] is much more
spiritually uplifting than the damned local country music stations. 
I actually pity and pray for the poor shop workers at the local farm
stores who have to listen to that country canned music stuff piped in
to their stores all day long.  That circumstance would be enough to
make anyone a drug user.  Jeezus.  As cultural backdrop it is all right out 
there with a lot of movie making today too.  I'll listen to Christian radio 
before staying dialed on a Country radio station for long.      -Buck in the 
Dome  




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Just speaking for myself, compared to Judy's snarky posts, Share's 
messages seem like a breath of fresh air! If Judy was in a social 
situation around here, she'd probably be asked to leave and go see Ms 
Manners. Judy's behavior might be the norm in NYC but out here in the 
Midwest, she sometimes acts as if she were a classroom bully, trying to 
boss everyone around. Go figure.


On 12/14/2013 10:59 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Share protested:


 Judy, I don't think anyone *needs* a thumbs up reply. 

Right. The need to post such replies is yours.

 I express appreciation as I feel it and often have nothing further 
to say. 


We've noticed.

 As for being selective, I'm exactly the right amount of selective 
for me, and you're the right amount of selective for you. 


You and I aren't the only posters here, Share.

It really isn't necessary to indulge every impulse you have on a 
public forum. Nobody else makes anywhere near as many thumbs-up 
posts as you do, and I seriously doubt that's because they appreciate 
far fewer posts.



As I've said before, I like the buffet that is FFL, both in terms of 
content and style and amount of participation. I wish Xeno posted 
more. But I'm also glad that he has his own unique voice, that there 
is only one of him, just as I'm glad there's only one of me and you 
and noozguru and John, etc.




On Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:26 AM, authfriend@... 
authfriend@... wrote:
A few thumbs-up posts aren't a problem. It's when someone seems to 
feel that a large percentage of the posts need a thumbs-up, without 
adding much else, that it begins to become tiresome. Folks need to be 
at least somewhat selective.


In any case, while I don't want to go back to posting limits, the 
current situation, in which one particular poster has gone completely 
out of control, really is disruptive and unpleasant, especially when 
so many of his posts are meaningless trolls. That does not qualify as 
natural, IMHO.


Seraphita wrote:

 This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a 
week bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just 
want to give a thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. 
It's like saying Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life 
conversation.  With post limits in place everyone will keep their 
powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in response to someone's 
comment. Let's keep it natural. 









Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
This post was sent out to all country TMers - why would you be reading 
a post meant for TMers? Maybe you didn't read the lyrics? And, second, 
why would you feel compelled to respond? Something tells me there's more 
to this than you're telling us. Lot's of people really like progressive 
country music. Are you a city-slicker or what? I'm beginning to think 
you're prejudiced against country folk. Go figure.


On 12/14/2013 10:53 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:



Oh dear, if there is something I simply can't stomach it is country. 
If I had to choose I would pick a year of listening to the Dead over 
any amount of country. Geez, I'm strikin' out with on all music fronts 
with you.


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

To all you country TMers out there!

Inline image 1

George Strait, From the album- Ocean Front Property 1987
George Strait, born in Pleasanton, Texas, 32 miles south of San Antonio

All My Ex's Live In Texas
http://youtu.be/RNWF6eJr81k

All my ex's live in Texas
And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
But all my ex's live in Texas
And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee

Rosanna's down in Texarkana
Wanted me to push her broom
Sweet Eileen's in Abilene
She forgot I hung the moon
And Allison's in Galveston
Somehow lost her sanity
And Dimple's who now lives in Temple's
Got the law looking for me

Chorus

I remember that old Frio River
Where I learned to swim
But it brings to mind another time
Where I wore my welcome thin
By transcendental meditation
I go there each night
But I always come back to myself
Long before daylight

All my ex's live in Texas
And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
But all my ex's live in Texas
Therefore I reside in Tennessee

Some folks think I'm hidin'
It's been rumored that I died
But I'm alive and well in Tennessee


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM, Richard Williams punditster@...
mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Ace in the Hole by George Strait

George Strait and his band, all local boys, are known for
performing songs that sound just like the record album. A very
tight band, great voice, and simple songs with great lyrics.
This is an example of modern country, not honky-tonk corn. One
of my favorites:

George Strait - Ace In The Hole - Live From Tucson
http://youtu.be/5bWWGFOYaN4

George Strait - Ace In The Hole Band Introduction - Live in
Houston, 1996
http://youtu.be/DW1SGnsk8Ms


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Richard Williams
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Marty Robbins

Inline image 1

Marty Robbins Devil Woman 1978 Live in Holland
http://youtu.be/_zhHpsMezkA


On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Richard Williams
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Tear Jerk Song

Inline image 1

George Strait - Give It Away
http://youtu.be/qYNcR44qKds

 She was stormin' through the house that day
 And I could tell she was leavin'
 And I thought, 'aw, she'll be back.'
 Until we turned around and pointed at the wall and said

 That picture from out honeymoon
 That night in 'Frisco Bay
 Just give it away
 She said give it away

 That big four poster king sized bed
 Where so much love was made
 Just give it away
 She said just give it away

 [Chorus]
 Just give it away
 There ain't nothing in this house worth fightin' over
 Oh, we're both tired of fightin' anyway
 Just give it away

 Oh, I tried to move on
 But I found that each woman I held
 Just reminded me of that day

 When that front door swung wide open
 She flung her diamond ring
 Said, give it away
 Just give it away

 And I said, now honey
 Don't you even want your half of everything
 She said give it away
 Just give it away

 [Chorus]

 So, I'm still right here where she left me
 Along with all the other things that she don't care
about anymore
 Hmm

 Like that picture from our honeymoon
 That night in 'Frisco Bay
 She said give it away
 Well, I can't give it away
 That big four poster king sized bed
 Where all our love was made
 She said give it away
 Well, I can't give it away

 I've got furnished house
 A diamond ring
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Thank you Richard, I think it's human nature to have preferences. And 
everybody's doing their best imo. Good to be as compassionate as possible and 
pretty easy to not dwell on the posts and or posters we don't enjoy. Isn't it?!





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:06 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Just speaking for myself, compared to Judy's snarky posts, Share's messages 
seem like a breath of fresh air! If Judy was in a social situation around here, 
she'd probably be asked to leave and go see Ms Manners. Judy's behavior might 
be the norm in NYC but out here in the Midwest, she sometimes acts as if she 
were a classroom bully, trying to boss everyone around. Go figure.

On 12/14/2013 10:59 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
Share protested:



 Judy, I don't think anyone *needs* a thumbs up reply. 


Right. The need to post such replies is yours.


 I express appreciation as I feel it and often have nothing further to say. 



We've noticed.


 As for being selective, I'm exactly the right amount of selective for me, 
and you're the right amount of selective for you. 


You and I aren't the only posters here, Share.


It really isn't necessary to indulge every impulse you have on a public forum. 
Nobody else makes anywhere near as many thumbs-up posts as you do, and I 
seriously doubt that's because they appreciate far fewer posts.


As I've said before, I like the buffet that is FFL, both in terms of content 
and style and amount of participation. I wish Xeno posted more. But I'm also 
glad that he has his own unique voice, that there is only one of him, just as 
I'm glad there's only one of me and you and noozguru and John, etc.
 





On Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:26 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... 
wrote:
 
  
A few thumbs-up posts aren't a problem. It's when someone seems to feel that 
a large percentage of the posts need a thumbs-up, without adding much else, 
that it begins to become tiresome. Folks need to be at least somewhat 
selective.


In any case, while I don't want to go back to posting limits, the current 
situation, in which one particular poster has gone completely out of control, 
really is disruptive and unpleasant, especially when so many of his posts are 
meaningless trolls. That does not qualify as natural, IMHO.


Seraphita wrote:


 This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to give a 
thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's like saying 
Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation.  With post limits 
in place everyone will keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in 
response to someone's comment. Let's keep it natural. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] Interesting statements about the nature of life and the universe

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
turq, I love that phrase sea of mystery. It resonates with me. I promise I did 
not google. But I will as soon as I hit Send. I guess it's Bruce Cockburn...





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:33 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
And so here's the test. How many can read through the list of quotes and decide 
whether they like them or not, identify with them or not, and feel positively 
or negatively about the person or persons who wrote them *without* Googling 
first? I think we all know that there are many here who are so concerned with 
their self image and how people perceive *them* that they won't be able to do 
it. This set of quotes is for the others, the ones who can think for 
themselves, without caring which so-called authority is being invoked.


This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, 
recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp 
it.


What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems 
we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear 
fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born.


No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a sea of 
mystery. You see there's no beginning or end, you can go back as far as you 
want, forward as far as you want, but you never got to it, it's 
like the essence, it's that right, it remains. This is the greatest damn thing 
about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, 
dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp it. And it's meant to be that way, 
do y'know. And there's where our reverence should come in. Before 
everything, the littlest thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the 
horseshit, as well as the angels, do y'know what I mean. It's all 
mystery. All impenetrable, as it were, right?


 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Maybe so, but it's not really about who is cuter - it's about the 
music and the playing. Most of the time I don't even know what the 
players look like until years later when I see  them live, on TV or read 
about them. Listening to the radio I've no idea what they really look 
like - I just like the tunes or the melody. For me, it's just not about 
the personalities. Having said that, Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood are 
pretty easy on the eyes. LoL!


On 12/14/2013 11:31 PM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:


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

Oh dear, if there is something I simply can't stomach it is country. 
If I had to choose I would pick a year of listening to the Dead over 
any amount of country. Geez, I'm strikin' out with on all music fronts 
with you.


I think I'd choose country over the Dead - the men are cuter.

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

To all you country TMers out there!

Inline image 1

George Strait, From the album- Ocean Front Property 1987
George Strait, born in Pleasanton, Texas, 32 miles south of San
Antonio

All My Ex's Live In Texas
http://youtu.be/RNWF6eJr81k

All my ex's live in Texas
And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
But all my ex's live in Texas
And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee

Rosanna's down in Texarkana
Wanted me to push her broom
Sweet Eileen's in Abilene
She forgot I hung the moon
And Allison's in Galveston
Somehow lost her sanity
And Dimple's who now lives in Temple's
Got the law looking for me

Chorus

I remember that old Frio River
Where I learned to swim
But it brings to mind another time
Where I wore my welcome thin
By transcendental meditation
I go there each night
But I always come back to myself
Long before daylight

All my ex's live in Texas
And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be
But all my ex's live in Texas
Therefore I reside in Tennessee

Some folks think I'm hidin'
It's been rumored that I died
But I'm alive and well in Tennessee


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM, Richard Williams
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Ace in the Hole by George Strait

George Strait and his band, all local boys, are known for
performing songs that sound just like the record album. A
very tight band, great voice, and simple songs with great
lyrics. This is an example of modern country, not
honky-tonk corn. One of my favorites:

George Strait - Ace In The Hole - Live From Tucson
http://youtu.be/5bWWGFOYaN4

George Strait - Ace In The Hole Band Introduction - Live
in Houston, 1996
http://youtu.be/DW1SGnsk8Ms


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Richard Williams
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Marty Robbins

Inline image 1

Marty Robbins Devil Woman 1978 Live in Holland
http://youtu.be/_zhHpsMezkA


On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Richard Williams
punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote:

Tear Jerk Song

Inline image 1

George Strait - Give It Away
http://youtu.be/qYNcR44qKds

 She was stormin' through the house that day
 And I could tell she was leavin'
 And I thought, 'aw, she'll be back.'
 Until we turned around and pointed at the wall
and said

 That picture from out honeymoon
 That night in 'Frisco Bay
 Just give it away
 She said give it away

 That big four poster king sized bed
 Where so much love was made
 Just give it away
 She said just give it away

 [Chorus]
 Just give it away
 There ain't nothing in this house worth fightin' over
 Oh, we're both tired of fightin' anyway
 Just give it away

 Oh, I tried to move on
 But I found that each woman I held
 Just reminded me of that day

 When that front door swung wide open
 She flung her diamond ring
 Said, give it away
 Just give it away

 And I said, now honey
 Don't you even want your half of everything
 She said give it away
 Just give it away

 [Chorus]

 So, I'm still right here where she left me
 Along 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Interesting statements about the nature of life and the universe

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
ah, close enough (-:





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:27 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
turq, I love that phrase sea of mystery. It resonates with me. I promise I did 
not google. But I will as soon as I hit Send. I guess it's Bruce Cockburn...





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:33 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
And so here's the test. How many can read through the list of quotes and decide 
whether they like them or not, identify with them or not, and feel positively 
or negatively about the person or persons who wrote them *without* Googling 
first? I think we all know that there are many here who are so concerned with 
their self image and how people perceive *them* that they won't be able to do 
it. This set of quotes is for the others, the ones who can think for 
themselves, without caring which so-called authority is being invoked.


This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, 
recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp 
it.


What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems 
we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear 
fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born.


No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a sea of 
mystery. You see there's no beginning or end, you can go back as far as you 
want, forward as far as you want, but you never got to it, it's 
like the essence, it's that right, it remains. This is the greatest damn thing 
about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, 
dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp it. And it's meant to be that way, 
do y'know. And there's where our reverence should come in. Before 
everything, the littlest thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the 
horseshit, as well as the angels, do y'know what I mean. It's all 
mystery. All impenetrable, as it were, right?


 




[FairfieldLife] Re: Interesting statements about the nature of life and the universe

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
The quotes are, of course, from the kinda guy who lived in a place like
this:



And who looked like this when he wrote there:




Thanks to the friend who forwarded these quotes to me today, and thus
got me to pull a few volumes of Henry Miller off my bookshelves, and
read through them again. Guy could write like a sumbitch.

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

 And so here's the test. How many can read through the list of quotes
and
 decide whether they like them or not, identify with them or not, and
 feel positively or negatively about the person or persons who wrote
them
 *without* Googling first? I think we all know that there are many here
 who are so concerned with their self image and how people perceive
 *them* that they won't be able to do it. This set of quotes is for the
 others, the ones who can think for themselves, without caring which
 so-called authority is being invoked.


 This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know
 so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't
 grasp  it.


 What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what
problems
 we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this
dear
 fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born.


 No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a
 sea  of mystery. You see there's no beginning or end, you can go
 back as far  as you want, forward as far as you want, but you never
got
 to it, it's  like the essence, it's that right, it remains. This
 is the greatest damn  thing about the universe. That we can know so
 much, recognize so much,  dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp
 it. And it's meant to be that  way, do y'know. And there's
 where our reverence should come in. Before  everything, the littlest
 thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the  horseshit, as well as
 the angels, do y'know what I mean. It's all  mystery. All
 impenetrable, as it were, right?




[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 Thank you Richard, I think it's human nature to have preferences. And 
everybody's doing their best imo. Good to be as compassionate as possible and 
pretty easy to not dwell on the posts and or posters we don't enjoy. Isn't it?!
 

 If you want an example of Ricky's compassion and ability not to dwell on 
the posts and or posters we don't enjoy then don't read his three earlier 
posts here right on this thread. Just because he likes your inanities doesn't 
mean he's compassionate - it might mean he lacks simplicity in his life and 
welcomes it when he can get it.
 

 
 
 On Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:06 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
wrote:
 
   
 Just speaking for myself, compared to Judy's snarky posts, Share's messages 
seem like a breath of fresh air! If Judy was in a social situation around here, 
she'd probably be asked to leave and go see Ms Manners. Judy's behavior might 
be the norm in NYC but out here in the Midwest, she sometimes acts as if she 
were a classroom bully, trying to boss everyone around. Go figure.
 
 On 12/14/2013 10:59 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Share protested:
 
 
  Judy, I don't think anyone *needs* a thumbs up reply. 
 
 
 Right. The need to post such replies is yours.
 
 
  I express appreciation as I feel it and often have nothing further to say. 

 
 
 We've noticed.
 
 
  As for being selective, I'm exactly the right amount of selective for me, 
and you're the right amount of selective for you. 
 
 
 You and I aren't the only posters here, Share.
 
 
 It really isn't necessary to indulge every impulse you have on a public forum. 
Nobody else makes anywhere near as many thumbs-up posts as you do, and I 
seriously doubt that's because they appreciate far fewer posts.
 
 
 As I've said before, I like the buffet that is FFL, both in terms of content 
and style and amount of participation. I wish Xeno posted more. But I'm also 
glad that he has his own unique voice, that there is only one of him, just as 
I'm glad there's only one of me and you and noozguru and John, etc.
 
 
 
 
 On Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:26 AM, authfriend@... 
mailto:authfriend@... authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   A few thumbs-up posts aren't a problem. It's when someone seems to feel 
that a large percentage of the posts need a thumbs-up, without adding much 
else, that it begins to become tiresome. Folks need to be at least somewhat 
selective.
 
 
 In any case, while I don't want to go back to posting limits, the current 
situation, in which one particular poster has gone completely out of control, 
really is disruptive and unpleasant, especially when so many of his posts are 
meaningless trolls. That does not qualify as natural, IMHO.
 
 
 Seraphita wrote:
 
  This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to give a 
thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's like saying 
Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation.  With post limits in 
place everyone will keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in 
response to someone's comment. Let's keep it natural. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 





 
 
 
 






 


[FairfieldLife] Bad Habits, for good

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
From my corner cafe table, I raise a glass of Really Good Beer (for a
change), and toast the cafes of Paris. You have served me well for the
last nine months, and I thank you for your efforts, if not for your
taste in beer. I only found five cafes in Paris that served Westmalle
Tripel. That alone is reason to leave the place. :-)

But being at home, and feeling at home there, is a better reason.

It's really nice here in Leiden. Right now, the temperatures are higher
and more comfortable than in Paris, and the women are just as
attractive. Down the road we've got art (including an exhibition of
modern art I saw yesterday 5 minutes from my house that outshown
anything I saw in Paris), culture (a world-class botanical garden and
natural history museum, and all sorts of excellent classical music), and
great cafes of its own. Besides, the beer is cheaper here. I could order
two bottles of Westmalle Tripel here at Bad Habits for what I used to
pay for one glass of Ordinary Tap Beer in Paris.

And I probably will, because I'm home.

For Road Trippers such as myself, the concept of home is a little
illusory. It has a tendency to travel with us. As Lord John Wharfin said
in Buckaroo Banzai, Home-a is-a where you hang-a you hat.

But some places feel a little more like home when I'm there than
others. That's probably a failure of perception on my part, because I'm
pretty sure they're all equal in every way that matters, and thus
equally eligible for the description of home.

But still, be it my failing or not, this place feels more like home than
Paris did. And it's good to home, so I'm glad that I am again.




[FairfieldLife] The Three Wise Guys

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
The server figured out that I'm trying to view this video from outside
the US and won't let me see it. But I pass it along anyway, because just
the *idea* of casting Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, and John
Goodman as the Three Wise Men is funny:

http://digg.com/video/robert-de-niro-sylvester-stallone-and-john-goodman\
-are-the-three-wise-guys-on-snl
http://digg.com/video/robert-de-niro-sylvester-stallone-and-john-goodma\
n-are-the-three-wise-guys-on-snl





[FairfieldLife] Re: Interesting statements about the nature of life and the universe

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
How carefully did you (and your friend) read these three quotes, Barry? Because 
the first one is actually taken (verbatim) from the third one:
 
snip
  This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know 
 so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't
 grasp it.
 
 
 What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems 
 we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear
 fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born.
 
 
 No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a
 sea of mystery. You see there's no beginning or end, you can go
 back as far as you want, forward as far as you want, but you never got
 to it, it's like the essence, it's that right, it remains. This
 is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so
 much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can't grasp
 it. And it's meant to be that way, do y'know. And there's
 where our reverence should come in. Before everything, the littlest
 thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the horseshit, as well as
 the angels, do y'know what I mean. It's all mystery. All
 impenetrable, as it were, right?

 
 As for whether I agreed with or liked them or not, they seem unobjectionable 
but awfully banal and rather clunky. And no, I didn't Google them.



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. Share 
continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good humor, but she is 
too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn from it. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, Feste.
 

 Feste pandered:
 
  You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. Share 
continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good humor, but she is 
too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn from it. 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Or it might mean he's doing the enemy of my enemy is my friend thing. Or 
maybe both of them are, come to think of it.
 Share wrote:
  Thank you Richard, I think it's human nature to have preferences. And 
everybody's doing their best imo. Good to be as compassionate as possible and 
pretty easy to not dwell on the posts and or posters we don't enjoy. Isn't it?! 

 

 Ann wrote:
  If you want an example of Ricky's compassion and ability not to dwell on 
the posts and or posters we don't enjoy then don't read his three earlier 
posts here right on this thread. Just because he likes your inanities doesn't 
mean he's compassionate - it might mean he lacks simplicity in his life and 
welcomes it when he can get it. 
 






 




[FairfieldLife] Re: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model,
Feste.


May we presume that you are offering yourself as a better role model?
The woman who was voted by her high school graduating class Most likely
to die alone in her New Jersey apartment, partially eaten by her own
cats, and discovered only by neighbors investigating the smell?

Share's absence in this world, when it arrives, will be both noticed and
lamented when it occurs. Will yours?


  Feste pandered:

   You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's
boots. Share continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good
humor, but she is too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn
from it. 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
You mean, Barry's been trying to censor me all this time? Gee, what a surprise. 
I guess it was just too subtle for me to pick up on.
 
Richard trolled:

  Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else posting 
too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp the moderator or 
owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't like what a person is 
saying or they don't like a persons political or religious opinions. Go figure.
 
 Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain group of 
people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth circumstances. 
Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or in some extreme cases, 
outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers wanting to wreck the place. Based 
on what I've read in this thread, it looks like there's a little of each going 
on here these days. 
 
 I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including Google 
Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced a lot of and 
seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes with the territory when 
you're trying to dialog with anonymous informants.
 
 Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect with people 
and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when they have someone to 
talk to. 
 
 On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:
 
   This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to give a 
thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's like saying 
Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation.  With post limits in 
place everyone will keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in 
response to someone's comment. Let's keep it natural.
 
 
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
 ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, Feste. 


 May we presume that you are offering yourself as a better role model? The 
woman who was voted by her high school graduating class Most likely to die 
alone in her New Jersey apartment, partially eaten by her own cats, and 
discovered only by neighbors investigating the smell?
 

 Awww, Bawwy, I think perhaps that second strong Dutch beer has made you turn 
the corner from boring to mean. I suggest you put the computer away now.

Share's absence in this world, when it arrives, will be both noticed and 
lamented when it occurs. Will yours? 
 

 Who cares when you're dead whether ten people mourn you or two hundred? I 
wouldn't have thought this would be something you would give a flying f--- 
about.


  Feste pandered: 
 
  You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. Share 
 continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good humor, but she is 
 too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn from it. 

 
 


[FairfieldLife] Re: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Barry's so pissed off about his FAILS yesterday, he's incoherent:
 

 (BTW, I don't have any cats.)
 
Barry fulminated:
 

  May we presume that you are offering yourself as a better role model? The 
woman who was voted by her high school graduating class Most likely to die 
alone in her New Jersey apartment, partially eaten by her own cats, and 
discovered only by neighbors investigating the smell?
  ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, Feste. 

Share's absence in this world, when it arrives, will be both noticed and 
lamented when it occurs. Will yours? 


  Feste pandered: 
 
  You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. Share 
 continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good humor, but she is 
 too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn from it. 

 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
You know, just about any music genre has at least a few exceptionally good 
examples. But if most of it is bland, conservative music for aging white 
fuddy-duddies, those who are turned off by those qualities may never listen to 
enough of it to discover those examples. That doesn't mean they won't 
appreciate the good ones if their attention is called to them by someone who 
likes country music generally and has therefore heard a wider sampling of it.
 

 I would imagine this principle holds true even for folks who consider 
themselves just, well, too to appreciate serious classical music. In fact, I'd 
suggest that anyone who can't appreciate the outstanding examples of any genre 
of music, even if they don't like it generally, is not really all that musical 
to begin with.
 

 Barry sniffed:
 

  Anticipating a flood of posts from people who consider themselves 
too...uh...too...well, just TOO to appreciate country music, I pass along a 
timely article from Salon.com:
 
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/14/14_amazing_country_songs_for_people_who_hate_country/
 
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/14/14_amazing_country_songs_for_people_who_hate_country/
  

So Barry, how long should we wait for this anticipated flood of posts?
 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
Oh auth, don’t make me laugh. You remind me of a perp who has a rap sheet a 
mile long. Then one day she gets hauled into court on a misdemeanour charge and 
because the case is not airtight, she gets off. But instead of slinking off and 
thanking her good fortune, she yells at the prosecutor and demands an apology. 
She just won’t shut up. But everyone just laughs because they know what a 
serial offender she is, and her courtroom antics merely bring attention to it. 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Heroic Fairfield Meditators, THANKS Doug from Col. Leed in Buffalo re: this, I learn a lot from Ur hands

2013-12-15 Thread wleed3
THANKS so great to read Ur posts here I learn a lot inn joys from Ur posts here 
 so very glad too become a slightly better person from such. Very happy to 
have shared the DARSHON of your home recently  with Jennifer's healing as 
well. THANKS to U both. Some of U both is a balm to the body as well as the 
spirit most up lifting,  for the beauty of the speech U both so kindly share 
to the world by such  the dome.
JGD, Bill Leed




In a message dated 12/15/13 09:30:42 Eastern Standard Time, 
dhamiltony...@yahoo.com writes:



Commemorating Communal Courage and Valor:


[paste from mail:]


TAPS ...The Last Post
A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and 
Memorial in the village of Margraten, about six miles from Maastricht. There 
lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in 
the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion, Company C (of Band of 
Brothers fame) is buried there. He was killed in the battle of The Crossroads 
in northern Holland.
The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery 
to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market 
Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland. Sgt. 
Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was adopted by a Dutch family. Dukeman's 
family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site 
decorated each year by his Dutch family. They keep his portrait in their 
home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their 
sons in Holland. This version of the original taps music is played by a 13 
year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is 
Andre Rieu from Holland . 

Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety . The original 
version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 
1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 
1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. 
Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a 
bugle. 

Watch at this site. 

http://www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm







In paraphrase: Spiritual work in civic virtue is like a load placed before us, 
challenging us to shoulder it. Some loads are light, some heavy. Some people 
prefer the light to the heavy; they pick the light and shove the heavy on to 
others. That is not a good attitude. Some meditators are different; they leave 
ease and comfort to others and take the heavy loads themselves; they are the 
first to bear hardships, the last to enjoy comforts. They are good community 
meditators. We should all learn from their spiritual spirit.
-Buck in the Dome


 
 The inspiration of a noble cause involving human interests wide and far, 
 enables people to do things they did not dream themselves capable of before, 
 and which they were not capable of alone. The consciousness of belonging, 
 vitally, to something beyond individuality; of being part of a personality 
 that reaches we know not where, in space and time, greatens the heart to the 
 limit of the soul's ideal, and builds out the supreme of character.
 
  
  Those who will may raise monuments of marble to perpetuate the fame of 
  heroes. Those who will may build memorial halls to remind those who shall 
  gather there in after times what manhood could do and dare for right, and 
  what high examples of virtue and valor have gone before them. But let us 
  make our offering to the ever-living soul. Let us build our benefactions in 
  the ever-growing heart, that they shall live and rise and spread in 
  blessing beyond our sight, beyond the ken of man and beyond the touch of 
  time.
   
   May all their gallant souls rest in the end in peace, and be honored and 
   glorified, to the last pulse of existence!
   
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Buck wrote:
   
Theirs is a sublime amalgam of patriotism, duty, devotion, acceptance 
of self-sacrifice, and idealism—above all, idealism. They were of the 
least apathetic people in our Nation's history. Those who persisting to 
the finish, or to their deaths, out of a sense of idealism—devotion to 
ideals they cherish more than life itself, their devotion was a 
Transcendence of Self. I bless and revere them -heroes to me forever. 

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

 Heroism is latent in every human soul However humble or unknown, 
 as they came to Fairfield they have renounced what are accounted 
 pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, 
 toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts 
 and losses, death itself—For some great good, dimly seen but dearly 
 held.
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Buck wrote:
  
  

Fwd: [FairfieldLife] Re: Heroic Fairfield Meditators, THANKS Doug from Col. Leed in Buffalo re: this, I learn a lot from Ur hands

2013-12-15 Thread wleed3











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THANKS so great to read Ur posts here I learn a lot inn joys from Ur posts here 
 so very glad too become a slightly better person from such. Very happy to 
have shared the DARSHON of your home recently  with Jennifer's healing as 
well. THANKS to U both. Some of U both is a balm to the body as well as the 
spirit most up lifting,  for the beauty of the speech U both so kindly share 
to the world by such  the dome.
JGD, Bill Leed




In a message dated 12/15/13 09:30:42 Eastern Standard Time, 
dhamiltony...@yahoo.com writes:



Commemorating Communal Courage and Valor:


[paste from mail:]


TAPS ...The Last Post
A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and 
Memorial in the village of Margraten, about six miles from Maastricht. There 
lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in 
the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion, Company C (of Band of 
Brothers fame) is buried there. He was killed in the battle of The Crossroads 
in northern Holland.
The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery 
to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market 
Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland. Sgt. 
Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was adopted by a Dutch family. Dukeman's 
family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site 
decorated each year by his Dutch family. They keep his portrait in their 
home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their 
sons in Holland. This version of the original taps music is played by a 13 
year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is 
Andre Rieu from Holland . 

Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety . The original 
version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 
1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 
1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. 
Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a 
bugle. 

Watch at this site. 

http://www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm







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least apathetic people in our Nation's history. Those who persisting to 
the finish, or to their deaths, out of a sense of idealism—devotion to 
ideals they cherish more than life itself, their devotion was a 
Transcendence of Self. I bless and revere them -heroes to me forever. 

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

 Heroism is latent in every human soul However humble or unknown, 
 as they came to Fairfield they have renounced what are accounted 
 pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, 
 toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts 
 and losses, death itself—For some great good, dimly seen but dearly 
 held.
 
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Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
I don't think you could be suggesting that I have a rap sheet a mile long of 
falsehoods, Feste. Because that would be one unholy whopper of a falsehood.
 

 I think you've got your metaphor a little confused too. It was Share who was 
hauled into court, and if she can be said to have gotten off, it wasn't 
because her case was airtight, but because the judge and the defense attorneys 
were corrupt and ignored the unimpeachable evidence.
 
Feste attempted a comeback:

  Oh auth, don’t make me laugh. You remind me of a perp who has a rap sheet a 
mile long. Then one day she gets hauled into court on a misdemeanour charge and 
because the case is not airtight, she gets off. But instead of slinking off and 
thanking her good fortune, she yells at the prosecutor and demands an apology. 
She just won’t shut up. But everyone just laughs because they know what a 
serial offender she is, and her courtroom antics merely bring attention to it. 

 





[FairfieldLife] Tsakli

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB

The image: A person sits alone in front of a computer screen, waiting
desperately for someone -- anyone -- to reply to their previous post and
acknowledge their existence.

In the book I wrote a while back to get the Rama-monkey off my back, I
included a couple of sections devoted to an obscure artform inspired by
a Tibetan one, but absconded with for my own purposes, by moi.

As for what tsakli are and why I like them, I rely on the description of
them I wrote in that original rap:

http://www.ramalila.net/RoadTripMind/rtm09.html
http://www.ramalila.net/RoadTripMind/rtm09.html

Tsakli struck me as a wonderful visual way to capture cool moments
from one's life. Or imagination, because some of the subject matter of
Tibetan tsakli can be legitimately attributed to either. They're an
attempt to capture as much as possible of isolated moments in time, and
what made them special or memorable to the artist trying to capture
them.

The monks of Tibetan tradition did it visually, via miniature painting.
I tried to do it in words. The attempts -- not to mention the supposed
value of them -- were vastly different in terms of culture and subject
matter and tone. But I think that the intent was similar.

To try to record or share something meaningful, to others who may or may
not find it meaningful themselves, and without giving much of a shit
whether they do or not. The primary intent of the exercise is to
re-access the moments themselves, to replay them in your mind and
senses, and thus to shift into the mindstate you were in when you first
experienced or imagined them.

Anyway, I found myself thinking about tsakli today after seeing an
exhibition of Tibetan art here in Leiden. And I found myself thanking
the gods of luck for providing me with enough such moments to want to
capture myself, in the limited ways in which I was able.

Shortly afterwards, I felt a similar wave of compassion for those who
don't -- judging from their output on the Internet -- to have *ever*
experienced enough similar cool moments in their lives that they
wanted to even try to re-capture them.

Try to imagine how SAD that is. A whole lifetime without adventures that
you yourself experienced, and didn't just read about or hear about. A
whole lifetime thinking about or following spiritual teachers, without
ever meeting them or getting to spend time in their auras. A real-time,
here-and-now life in which *nothing* in your life inspires you enough
that you want to share it.

Now *that* is sad. It almost deserves a tsakli of its own.





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread emilymaenot
Richard, you got me.  I make all of my listening choices based on physical 
appeal of the musician.  Keep it to yourself.  Here's a little harmonica for 
ya.  
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtRxJDb3vlw 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtRxJDb3vlw



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
My metaphor is good. You were accused of something and you beat the rap. But 
your many other sins remain unpunished, although not unnoticed.

[FairfieldLife] RE: Tsakli

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 

 Barry unwittingly describes himself while attempting a put down:
 

 The image: A person sits alone in front of a computer screen, waiting 
desperately for someone -- anyone -- to reply to their previous post and 
acknowledge their existence.






 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater


 

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

 My metaphor is good. You were accused of something and you beat the rap. But 
your many other sins remain unpunished, although not unnoticed.
 

 Sins, punishment. Oh, I get it - it's the Sunday sermon! But who are you?! 
What role do you play? Are you the guy who is the proverbial first stone caster 
or just the one pretends they are morally outraged? Where's the love, man?
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread doctordumbass
Do Penance, ALL Ye Sinners!

FYI, the first step towards wearing that hair shirt - I am purchasing three, 
and gluing them together as a vest. Oooo. itchy! - Happy Holidays!

http://www.amazon.com/Uber-Macho-Fake-Chest-Hair/dp/B0013NDDHU 
http://www.amazon.com/Uber-Macho-Fake-Chest-Hair/dp/B0013NDDHU

[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
I'm sorry to disappoint you, wolf, but there is no love.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Well, let's see, now. Share accused me of something; I beat the rap  because 
her accusation was found to be false. She was accused of the falsehood and 
didn't beat the rap, but she refuses to admit it and has thought up all kinds 
of ways to wiggle out of it, all unsuccessful. (Hardly the only time this has 
occurred, I might add.)
 

 But your sweet spot for Share leads you to give her a pass on her rotten 
ethics and go after me instead. Says something about your ethics as well.
 
Feste wrote:
 
  My metaphor is good. You were accused of something and you beat the rap. 
But your many other sins remain unpunished, although not unnoticed. 
 

 You're more than welcome to attempt to punish me for my many other sins, but 
the fact that you won't acknowledge Share's suggests you have a bit of a 
problem with double standards.
 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater
I don't think I've told you I love you for a while Doc. Apparently Feste needs 
more of that lovin' feelin'.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread awoelflebater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuPJxx-oRQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuPJxx-oRQ



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
turq and Richard and feste, thanks, and speaking of my death, here's the 
Bellamy Bros. singing one of the songs I'd like played at my memorial service 
(-:

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




On Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:01 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com 
awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuPJxx-oRQ



Re: [FairfieldLife] Ice Krispies

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Finally...
 

   Schubert's last piano sonata, composed shortly before his death. 
   This (the first movement) takes me places:
   
 URL snipped
 
  Faboulous, and I love the video of Alfred Brendal playing it - 
  view from the side; he is so immersed *in* the piece.
 

 Yes, he's *inside* the piece, or it's inside him. He isn't playing 
 it; rather, it's coming out of him through his fingers into the 
 piano. (I love his formality and dignity; he doesn't weave around 
 and mug to show how moved he is by the music as some artists
 tend to do.)
 

   From 
  Wikipedia on Schubert [which you probably know, I'm guessing :)]
 
  The works of his last two years reveal a composer increasingly 
  meditating on the darker side of the human psyche and human 
  relationships, and with a deeper sense of spiritual awareness and 
  conception of the 'beyond'.
 

 I wonder whether he knew when he wrote this that he was dying. He
 was quite ill, so he must have been thinking about mortality. Such 
 an incredible range of reflections, one blending into the next and
 all illuminating each other.
 

   Beethoven's Waldstein piano sonata (Pollini again):
  
 URL snipped
   
   My father used to play this at home (or try to play it; he was a 
   talented amateur, but this is a tough piece--he enjoyed the 

   challenge, would practice it for hours).

 
  Love that - what a dad.  Yes, this is some piece. Pollini! The 
  feeling that comes through the intensity and precision of what he 
  plays is astounding.  I just re-read the article; this is what I 
  am trying to say: his uncanny ability to manipulate dynamics, as 
  well as a deft rhythmic sense - Mr. Pollini thinks a lot about 
  sound. He does bring out the inner quality of the music. I 
  liked what Pollini said here:
 
  Certainly I'm not for a cool approach to music. This would limit 
  the power of a musical creation. Objectivity I can understand in a 
  certain way. I want the music to speak for itself, but music 
  played coolly is not enough. It would be wrong to be detached.
 

 I have the sneaking suspicion that some commentators are used to 
 a goodly dose of sentimentality, and he just has too much artistic 
 integrity to give it to them.
 

  Interestingly, compare how Gilels interprets/plays this.  This is 
  part 3 and corresponds to 16 minutes into the link you posted. 
  Tonight, I like Pollini's version better.  
 
 URL snipped
 

 Fascinating contrast. Jeez, they're both so good. Gilels seems to 
 take the more lyrical parts at face value, whereas Pollini infuses 
 them with the same tension as the more energetic parts; won't give
 us a rest. That makes more sense to me.
 

  In my stash of some classical CD's inherited from my grandparents, 
  I found Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and his faithful accompanist, 
  Hartmut Holl.  I am going to listen to them all; it is time.
 

 I don't mean to go on about my father; I've told this story here 
 before (I think to Nabby, also a Lieder aficionado), but briefly:
 My father taught a course in art song at Columbia many decades ago.
 A few times a year, he'd invite the students over for an evening of
 Lieder. The wife of a colleague in the German Department was a very 
 talented singer; she could have been a professional but gave it up 
 when she had kids (this was in the late '40s). My father accompanied 
 her in song cycles like Shubert's Die Schoene Mullerin and 
 Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben. My bedroom was right next to the 
 living room, so I'd go to sleep listening.
 

  Accompanists don't get the credit they deserve.  This transports 
  me too. Smile.  
 
 URL snipped
 

 Gorgeous. I'm not all that familiar with Mendelssohn's songs; I'll 
 have to fix that.
 

 Nor have I ever paid as much attention as I should to the artistry of 
 the accompanists (including my father!).
 

  “In the early 1980s Holl was taken on as official accompanist for 
  the famous baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the most recorded 
  singer in history, with over one thousand LP-length recordings to 
  his credit. For 14 years, Holl accompanied Fischer-Dieskau in what 
  many see now as an Indian summer of Fischer-Dieskau’s long career. 
  He was sometimes tempted to perform and record with pianists who 
  were not full masters of the accompanist’s art, like Alfred 
  Brendel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and most disastrously Vladimir 
  Horowitz. But for the most part, it was Holl’s combination of 
  musical sensitivity with a capacity for drama and spiky 
  originality when the song called for it, that grace the baritone’s 
  last recordings.” - Valerie Kampmeier
 

 Here's a couple of songs from Brahms's Magelone-Lieder, Fischer- 
 Dieskau with Barenboim (which were also performed on those Lieder 
 evenings in our apartment). I tried to listen more closely to the 
 accompaniment and found I didn't like Barenboim's playing much, but 
 couldn't find any versions with Holl. In any case, I think you'll 
 like the music. Some 

Re: [FairfieldLife] The Three Wise Guys

2013-12-15 Thread Bhairitu

Try this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QZgoH9bfQ

On 12/15/2013 06:39 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


/*The server figured out that I'm trying to view this video from 
outside the US and won't let me see it. But I pass it along anyway, 
because just the *idea* of casting Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, 
and John Goodman as the Three Wise Men is funny:


http://digg.com/video/robert-de-niro-sylvester-stallone-and-john-goodman-are-the-three-wise-guys-on-snl 




*/






[FairfieldLife] It's that Bob Rivers time of year

2013-12-15 Thread Bhairitu
Twisted Tunes for all your holiday cheer!  Let's start off with a recent 
one, The 12 Pains of Christmas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4NlR5KQLQ8

I'm digging around to see if he has something more recent like Have 
Yourself an NSA Christmas or Obamacare is Coming to Town. Actually 
there is an ad out there for a privacy product that parodies Santa 
Claus is Coming to Town as Privacy is Leaving Your Town.'



[FairfieldLife] NSA is Coming to Town

2013-12-15 Thread Bhairitu
Not exactly Bob Rivers but heres is an ACLU musical offering for the 
holidaze:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=8pcWlyUu8U4



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Bhairitu
Part of the history of pop music was the ASCAP strike and the rise of 
BMI.  Since radio stations had nothing to play during the strike they 
went out and found unsigned country and folk artists and formed BMI.  
Some of the acts weren't that good so gave country music a bad name.


On 12/15/2013 02:30 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 George Strait, etc.

/*Anticipating a flood of posts from people who consider themselves 
too...uh...too...well, just TOO to appreciate country music, I pass 
along a timely article from Salon.com:


http://www.salon.com/2013/12/14/14_amazing_country_songs_for_people_who_hate_country/ 




*/






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
And here's what Barry, Richard, and Feste want played at my memorial service:
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c

 

 turq and Richard and feste, thanks, and speaking of my death, here's the 
Bellamy Bros. singing one of the songs I'd like played at my memorial service 
(-:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKSNHcsqqKM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKSNHcsqqKM

 

 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
Nice try, kid, but it's a fail. Try this instead. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0-Dwlfrt6s

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Three Wise Guys

2013-12-15 Thread TurquoiseB
That didn't work, either, but thanks for the try.

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

 Try this link:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QZgoH9bfQ

 On 12/15/2013 06:39 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  /*The server figured out that I'm trying to view this video from
  outside the US and won't let me see it. But I pass it along anyway,
  because just the *idea* of casting Robert De Niro, Sylvester
Stallone,
  and John Goodman as the Three Wise Men is funny:
 
 
http://digg.com/video/robert-de-niro-sylvester-stallone-and-john-goodman\
-are-the-three-wise-guys-on-snl
 
 
 
  */
 
 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
I don't think so, auth. Try this instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
You mean you aren't going to be singing Hallelujah! when you've finally 
gotten rid of me? Isn't that a little inconsistent?
 
Feste trips himself up:

  Nice try, kid, but it's a fail. Try this instead. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0-Dwlfrt6s 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Hate to tell you this, Feste, but both your posts came through. You didn't 
delete the first one fast enough. Unfortunately, this one still doesn't remedy 
your mistake in the first one.
 
Feste scrambled:

  I don't think so, auth. Try this instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Wow - I didn't realize you Jimi Hendrix fans had such sophisticated 
taste in music. LoL!


But, don't be sorry. There are many European rock music fans that don't 
quite get country music. Many don't realize the genesis of rock - it's 
just uptempo folk and country music, with rockabilly and blues added in 
for good measure. When I was a teenager, I was really into Elvis Presley 
- I had all his records and we used to spend hours listening to his 
songs and going to dances in High School. I still have at least six 
Elvis vinyl disks. It didn't take me long to realize that Elvis was pure 
country with a beat. I mean, you don't get much more country that 
Memphis, TN!


I'm pretty selective in my country music tastes. But, having come of age 
listening to Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, and then CSNY, I've come to 
appreciate folk and country music more and more over the years.


Rockabilly has it's roots in North Texas and spread out from there to 
become rock and roll. Almost all the great rock musicians have cited 
country artists as their inspiration. Country music and rock is mostly 
about heartbreak, falling in love, and  music you can dance to.


And, don't forget Lonnie Donegan and his skiffle band in the UK - they 
were huge back in day - 1955!


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


 On 12/15/2013 3:55 AM, cardemais...@yahoo.com wrote:


I'm sorry, ditto!






Re: [FairfieldLife] Ice Krispies

2013-12-15 Thread emilymaenot
Judy, thank you!  Yes, this was fun.  Of the two Fischer-Dieskau pieces, I 
prefer the second, although the first is fascinating with respect to the number 
of modulations - gives the ear a little jolt and says pay attention. (I had 
to look that word up to know what to listen for.  Smile.)  I didn't care for 
the accompaniment much either in the first piece; didn't bring out the song 
properly, but the second accompaniment was wonderful. IMO, German, as a 
language, is best sung.  
 

 I am thrilled you included more piano and will listen to them all today (it 
will help prepare me for a visit tonight with *my* father, who could probably 
have learned a lot from your father.)  Em


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Three Wise Guys

2013-12-15 Thread Bhairitu
NBC/Universal (aka Comcast) jealously guarding their properties.  Don't 
worry it'll be posted and re-uploaded all over the place by the end of 
the day.  Not a bad little skit.


On 12/15/2013 09:42 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


/*That didn't work, either, but thanks for the try. */

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

 Try this link:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QZgoH9bfQ

 On 12/15/2013 06:39 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  /*The server figured out that I'm trying to view this video from
  outside the US and won't let me see it. But I pass it along anyway,
  because just the *idea* of casting Robert De Niro, Sylvester 
Stallone,

  and John Goodman as the Three Wise Men is funny:
 
  
http://digg.com/video/robert-de-niro-sylvester-stallone-and-john-goodman-are-the-three-wise-guys-on-snl 


 
 
 
  */
 
 







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Great Country Classics

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
George Strait probably can't hold a candle to popular music played on 
the radio up in Iowa these days - Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Brittany, Madonna, 
and those new fellers, who are all going in One Direction. LoL!


On 12/15/2013 5:17 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Thanks, great article for context. But I still won't listen much to 
radio country music stuff that is so ignorant and down. It does 
nothing good for the subtle system spiritually. I play the local 
campus station for my horses to listen to in their paddocks. 
*http://www.khoe.org/ *KHOE, *


*[K Heaven On Earth radio] is much more spiritually uplifting than the 
damned local country music stations. I actually pity and pray for the 
poor shop workers at the local farm stores who have to listen to that 
country canned music stuff piped in to their stores all day long. That 
circumstance would be enough to make anyone a drug user. Jeezus.  As 
cultural backdrop it is all right out there with a lot of movie making 
today too.  I'll listen to Christian radio before staying dialed on a 
Country radio station for long. **-Buck in the Dome *







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Just for some holiday spirit, Libera singing Carol of the Bells: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTiNEKxlgUE





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:24 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
And here's what Barry, Richard, and Feste want played at my memorial service:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c




turq and Richard and feste, thanks, and speaking of my death, here's the 
Bellamy Bros. singing one of the songs I'd like played at my memorial service 
(-:

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




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
My favorite from Libera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2O5540WjuE





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:12 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Just for some holiday spirit, Libera singing Carol of the Bells: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTiNEKxlgUE





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:24 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
And here's what Barry, Richard, and Feste want played at my memorial service:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c




turq and Richard and feste, thanks, and speaking of my death, here's the 
Bellamy Bros. singing one of the songs I'd like played at my memorial service 
(-:

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






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: What I Did Today

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 12/15/2013 6:39 AM, Share Long wrote:
 Richard, what I did yesterday is shovel snow, sweep snow and push snow!
It's that time of year!  So, I wonder what everyone else is doing these 
days? Let's review what we know:

Share flew back east to the big city for a few days.
Barry is still having fun visiting cafes and art museums over in Paris 
and Amsterdam.
The other Barry drives in to Oakland every few days for coffee at Starbucks.
Emily seems to get out and go to some interesting places.
Doc lives in San Francisco, probably up on Nob Hill.

This is pretty impressive!

Then, there's Buck who goes into town to the dome and does lambing on a 
farm.
Empty probably goes into work every day with jerks who want him to bow 
and scrape.
Card in Finland, has a Nokia phone and a drum set to play with.
Judy works out of a home office in Jersey and once went by bus to a 
Whole Foods Market.
Ann works with horses up in Canada and likes to post to the internet.

Not so impressive.

Does anyone else posting here ever DO anything? I mean, ANYTHING? Just 
curious.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Good advice. But it's tricky responding to a thread dedicated to 
Professor Post - that's me I guess. Go figure.


But, I'm making progress - Judy refers to me by my name now, instead of 
calling me willytex. Coming from her, this is a huge, revolutionary 
change in direction. I'm still ROTFLMAO about that corn-based ethenol 
thread and the Snopes mixed report Judy sent us to read. LoL!


On 12/15/2013 7:23 AM, Share Long wrote:
Thank you Richard, I think it's human nature to have preferences. And 
everybody's doing their best imo. Good to be as compassionate as 
possible and pretty easy to not dwell on the posts and or posters we 
don't enjoy. Isn't it?!




On Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:06 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
Just speaking for myself, compared to Judy's snarky posts, Share's 
messages seem like a breath of fresh air! If Judy was in a social 
situation around here, she'd probably be asked to leave and go see Ms 
Manners. Judy's behavior might be the norm in NYC but out here in the 
Midwest, she sometimes acts as if she were a classroom bully, trying 
to boss everyone around. Go figure.


On 12/14/2013 10:59 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
mailto:authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

Share protested:

 Judy, I don't think anyone *needs* a thumbs up reply. 

Right. The need to post such replies is yours.

 I express appreciation as I feel it and often have nothing further 
to say. 


We've noticed.

 As for being selective, I'm exactly the right amount of selective 
for me, and you're the right amount of selective for you. 


You and I aren't the only posters here, Share.

It really isn't necessary to indulge every impulse you have on a 
public forum. Nobody else makes anywhere near as many thumbs-up 
posts as you do, and I seriously doubt that's because they appreciate 
far fewer posts.



As I've said before, I like the buffet that is FFL, both in terms of 
content and style and amount of participation. I wish Xeno posted 
more. But I'm also glad that he has his own unique voice, that there 
is only one of him, just as I'm glad there's only one of me and you 
and noozguru and John, etc.




On Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:26 AM, authfriend@... 
mailto:authfriend@... authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
A few thumbs-up posts aren't a problem. It's when someone seems to 
feel that a large percentage of the posts need a thumbs-up, without 
adding much else, that it begins to become tiresome. Folks need to be 
at least somewhat selective.


In any case, while I don't want to go back to posting limits, the 
current situation, in which one particular poster has gone completely 
out of control, really is disruptive and unpleasant, especially when 
so many of his posts are meaningless trolls. That does not qualify as 
natural, IMHO.


Seraphita wrote:

 This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a 
week bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just 
want to give a thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular 
comment. It's like saying Absolutely! or Well said! in a 
real-life conversation.  With post limits in place everyone will keep 
their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in response to someone's 
comment. Let's keep it natural. 













Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/15/2013 8:10 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
If you want an example of Ricky's compassion and ability not to 
dwell on the posts and or posters we don't enjoy then don't read his 
three earlier posts here right on this thread. Just because he likes 
your inanities doesn't mean he's compassionate - it might mean he 
lacks simplicity in his life and welcomes it when he can get it.
Thanks, Ann - I couldn't have posted a better snark. Now, if I can just 
learn some of that ankle-biting technique. LoL!


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
We have a name around here for ankle-biters like Judy, but I can't post 
it here or I might get banned by Rick or Alex. LoL!


On 12/15/2013 8:43 AM, feste37 wrote:


You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. 
Share continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good 
humor, but she is too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn 
from it.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
You didn't take very long to post a reply to Feste - you must be sitting 
at your computer desk, trying to get some work done this Sunday. It 
doesn't take very much to to get you to post the liar meme these days, 
does it? Go figure.


On 12/15/2013 8:51 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, Feste.*

*
*

*Feste pandered:*


 You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's boots. 
Share continually presents her with a model of courtesy and good 
humor, but she is too entrenched in her negative obsessions to learn 
from it. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

Or, it might mean he's just testing you to see how snarky you can get. LoL!

snark·y

adjective
informal

adjective: snarky; comparative adjective: snarkier; superlative 
adjective: snarkiest


1. (of a person, words, or a mood) sharply critical; cutting; snide.

the kid who makes snarky remarks in class


On 12/15/2013 8:56 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Or it might mean he's doing the enemy of my enemy is my friend 
thing. Or maybe both of them are, come to think of it.


Share wrote:
 Thank you Richard, I think it's human nature to have
preferences. And everybody's doing their best imo. Good to be as
compassionate as possible and pretty easy to not dwell on the
posts and or posters we don't enjoy. Isn't it?! 

Ann wrote:
 If you want an example of Ricky's compassion and ability not
to dwell on the posts and or posters we don't enjoy then don't
read his three earlier posts here right on this thread. Just
because he likes your inanities doesn't mean he's compassionate -
it might mean he lacks simplicity in his life and welcomes it when
he can get it. 






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread feste37
Hate to tell you this, auth, but I didn't try to delete anything. I didn't need 
to. My first of my two posts with YouTube links was directed to Ann, not you.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
And, The Author's Friend is calling Feste a panderer. This is just 
too funny!!!


On 12/15/2013 9:00 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


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

 ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, 
Feste.



*/May we presume that you are offering yourself as a better role 
model? The woman who was voted by her high school graduating class 
Most likely to die alone in her New Jersey apartment, partially eaten 
by her own cats, and discovered only by neighbors investigating the 
smell?


Share's absence in this world, when it arrives, will be both noticed 
and lamented when it occurs. Will yours? /*



 Feste pandered:

  You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's 
boots. Share continually presents her with a model of courtesy and 
good humor, but she is too entrenched in her negative obsessions to 
learn from it. 








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Read my post again, Poopsie, it's not subtle at all. You're am 
ankle-biting bigot. Is that clear? Or, should I spell it out for you?


ankle-biter:

A little kid; small dog.

A catch-all term for small dogs who tend, as a group, to be tough, 
feisty little beasts and are often touchy and quarrelsome.




On 12/15/2013 9:01 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*You mean, Barry's been trying to /censor/ me all this time? Gee, what 
a surprise. I guess it was just too subtle for me to pick up on.*



*Richard trolled:*

 Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else 
posting too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp 
the moderator or owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't 
like what a person is saying or they don't like a persons political or 
religious opinions. Go figure.


Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain 
group of people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth 
circumstances. Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or in 
some extreme cases, outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers 
wanting to wreck the place. Based on what I've read in this thread, it 
looks like there's a little of each going on here these days.


I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including 
Google Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced 
a lot of and seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes 
with the territory when you're trying to dialog with anonymous informants.


Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect with 
people and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when they 
have someone to talk to. 


On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:

This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to 
give a thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's 
like saying Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life 
conversation.  With post limits in place everyone will keep their 
powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in response to someone's 
comment. Let's keep it natural.









Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

STFU about Barry and Share - this thread is about ME!

On 12/15/2013 9:28 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Barry's so pissed off about his FAILS yesterday, he's incoherent:


(BTW, I don't have any cats.)


Barry fulminated:

*/ May we presume that you are offering yourself as a better role 
model? The woman who was voted by her high school graduating class 
Most likely to die alone in her New Jersey apartment, partially eaten 
by her own cats, and discovered only by neighbors investigating the 
smell?/*


 ROTFL. Courtesy, good humor, and nasty falsehoods. Quite a model, Feste.
*/
/*

*/Share's absence in this world, when it arrives, will be both noticed 
and lamented when it occurs. Will yours? /*



 Feste pandered:

  You got that right, Richard. Judy is not fit to lick Share's
boots. Share continually presents her with a model of courtesy and
good humor, but she is too entrenched in her negative obsessions
to learn from it. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Judy has a rap sheet that goes back nineteen years and so everyone on 
the internet knows by now that she's a bossy little dog-type 
ankle-biter. She's been hauled before the court of newsgroup opinion 
more times than I can count. Apparently she's got one single defender 
left on this discussion board. it looks like everyone else knows that in 
fact, she is the troll. Go figure.


On 12/15/2013 9:51 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


I don't think you could be suggesting that I have a rap sheet a mile 
long of falsehoods, Feste. Because that would be one unholy whopper 
of a falsehood.



I think you've got your metaphor a little confused too. It was Share 
who was hauled into court, and if she can be said to have gotten 
off, it wasn't because her case was airtight, but because the judge 
and the defense attorneys were corrupt and ignored the unimpeachable 
evidence.



Feste attempted a comeback:

 Oh auth, don’t make me laugh. You remind me of a perp who has a rap 
sheet a mile long. Then one day she gets hauled into court on a 
misdemeanour charge and because the case is not airtight, she gets 
off. But instead of slinking off and thanking her good fortune, she 
yells at the prosecutor and demands an apology. She just won’t shut 
up. But everyone just laughs because they know what a serial offender 
she is, and her courtroom antics merely bring attention to it. 








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Oh, I guess what misled me was the very similar structure and wording in both 
posts and that you didn't bother to quote any of what you were commenting on or 
mention who you were commenting to in either post that misled me. The fact 
remains that you completely mistook the intention of my own post.
 

 Unless, of course, you just wanted  us all to know that you prefer movie music 
to Handel?
 

 (Have I ever told you you're not too swift at this ankle-biting business?)
 

 Feste mumbled:

 Hate to tell you this, auth, but I didn't try to delete anything. I didn't 
need to. My first of my two posts with YouTube links was directed to Ann, not 
you.
 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Well, let's see now. Share alerted us to the corn-based ethenol scam, 
but Judy tried to insinuate that Share was watching Fox News on TV, and 
so Judy sent us to Scope's to read a mixed report, but the Snope's 
report supported Share. And, Judy beat the rap because she refused to 
admit it she was wrong. Judy tried to bite Share's ankle, but Judy bit 
herself on the ass. LOL!


There's a simple reason that ethanol is popular with politicians: 
money. Substituting corn ethanol for a large fraction of the gasoline we 
burn will mean sluicing gushers of cash from more populated states to 
politically powerful farm states. And a lot of that cash will wind up in 
the pockets of the big agribusinesses, like Archer Daniels Midland, that 
dominate ethanol processing—and whose fat checkbooks wield enormous 
influence in Washington.


'The Ethanol Fallacy'
Popular Mechanics Op-Ed:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/biofuels/4237539

On 12/15/2013 10:56 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Well, let's see, now. Share accused me of something; I beat the rap 
 because her accusation was found to be false. She was accused of the 
falsehood and didn't beat the rap, but she refuses to admit it and has 
thought up all kinds of ways to wiggle out of it, all unsuccessful. 
(Hardly the only time this has occurred, I might add.)



But your sweet spot for Share leads you to give her a pass on her 
rotten ethics and go after me instead. Says something about your 
ethics as well.



Feste wrote:

 My metaphor is good. You were accused of something and you beat the 
rap. But your many other sins remain unpunished, although not 
unnoticed. 


You're more than welcome to attempt to punish me for my many other 
sins, but the fact that you won't acknowledge Share's suggests you 
have a bit of a problem with double standards.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
Um, I didn't mean your post was subtle. I meant Barry's attempts at censorship 
were subtle. And in any case, I was being sarcastic. Too subtle for you, I 
guess. LOL.
 

 Not sure what you're referring to when you call me a bigot. Would you care 
to elaborate? Careful, now. You don't want to be labeled a liar again.
 
Richard trolled:


  Read my post again, Poopsie, it's not subtle at all. You're am ankle-biting 
bigot. Is that clear? Or, should I spell it out for you?
 
 ankle-biter:
 
 A little kid; small dog.
 
 A catch-all term for small dogs who tend, as a group, to be tough, feisty 
little beasts and are often touchy and quarrelsome. 
 
 I wrote:

 You mean, Barry's been trying to censor me all this time? Gee, what a 
surprise. I guess it was just too subtle for me to pick up on.
 
 Richard trolled:
 
  Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else posting 
too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp the moderator or 
owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't like what a person is 
saying or they don't like a persons political or religious opinions. Go figure.
 
 Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain group of 
people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth circumstances. 
Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or in some extreme cases, 
outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers wanting to wreck the place. Based 
on what I've read in this thread, it looks like there's a little of each going 
on here these days. 
 
 I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including Google 
Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced a lot of and 
seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes with the territory when 
you're trying to dialog with anonymous informants.
 
 Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect with people 
and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when they have someone to 
talk to. 
 
 On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:
 
   This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to give a 
thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's like saying 
Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation.  With post limits in 
place everyone will keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in 
response to someone's comment. Let's keep it natural.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread doctordumbass
Maybe because I was born in the Chinese year of the horse (they export 
everything these days) - though I vastly prefer apples, over carrots, 
especially those little fetal ones, that always come in a salad, with about 
fifteen different types of lettuce, drenched in balsamic vinegar. 

Cheers, Happy Trails, and Happy Holidays, Ann!

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
Probably what misled you was you trying to do two things at once - doing 
work for a client and trying to ankle-bite Share at the same time. Try 
to concentrate, Judy, and get some work done. We know you've got work to 
do, but I'm off today - I can keep this up for hours since I'm retired 
now. LoL!


On 12/15/2013 1:14 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Oh, I guess what misled me was the very similar structure and wording 
in both posts and that you didn't bother to quote any of what you were 
commenting on or mention who you were commenting /to/ in either 
post//that misled me. The fact remains that you completely mistook the 
intention of my own post.*


*
*

*Unless, of course, you just wanted  us all to know that you prefer 
movie music to Handel?*


*
*

*(Have I ever told you you're not too swift at this ankle-biting 
business?)*


*
*

*Feste mumbled:*

Hate to tell you this, auth, but I didn't try to delete anything. I 
didn't need to. My first of my two posts with YouTube links was 
directed to Ann, not you.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
This is all trolling, stuff Richard made up. If anyone here (except Xeno) takes 
Richard seriously enough to want a detailed refutation, let me know.
 

 (Some folks here simply can't tolerate having their ankles bitten. Go figure.) 
 

 Richard trolled:

  Judy has a rap sheet that goes back nineteen years and so everyone on the 
internet knows by now that she's a bossy little dog-type ankle-biter. She's 
been hauled before the court of newsgroup opinion more times than I can count. 
Apparently she's got one single defender left on this discussion board. it 
looks like everyone else knows that in fact, she is the troll. Go figure. 
 
 On 12/15/2013 9:51 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   I don't think you could be suggesting that I have a rap sheet a mile long 
of falsehoods, Feste. Because that would be one unholy whopper of a falsehood.
 
 
 I think you've got your metaphor a little confused too. It was Share who was 
hauled into court, and if she can be said to have gotten off, it wasn't 
because her case was airtight, but because the judge and the defense attorneys 
were corrupt and ignored the unimpeachable evidence.
 
 Feste attempted a comeback:
 
  Oh auth, don’t make me laugh. You remind me of a perp who has a rap sheet a 
mile long. Then one day she gets hauled into court on a misdemeanour charge and 
because the case is not airtight, she gets off. But instead of slinking off and 
thanking her good fortune, she yells at the prosecutor and demands an apology. 
She just won’t shut up. But everyone just laughs because they know what a 
serial offender she is, and her courtroom antics merely bring attention to it. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread doctordumbass
A-HA, a first sighting of, The Xeno Caveat!

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
It sure looks like Judy told a fib about Feste. Let's see if Judy owns 
up to it.


P.S. Thanks to Judy and Ann for keeping this thread alive. I couldn't 
have done it without you two. LoL!


On 12/15/2013 12:49 PM, feste37 wrote:


Hate to tell you this, auth, but I didn't try to delete anything. I 
didn't need to. My first of my two posts with YouTube links was 
directed to Ann, not you.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
This is all trolling, stuff Richard made up. If anyone here except Xeno) takes 
Richard seriously enough to want a detailed refutation, let me know.
 

 Looks like Richard's double standards are as bad as Feste's. But I doubt that 
surprised anybody.
 

 Richard trolled:
 
  Well, let's see now. Share alerted us to the corn-based ethenol scam, but 
Judy tried to insinuate that Share was watching Fox News on TV, and so Judy 
sent us to Scope's to read a mixed report, but the Snope's report supported 
Share. And, Judy beat the rap because she refused to admit it she was wrong. 
Judy tried to bite Share's ankle, but Judy bit herself on the ass. LOL! 
 
 There's a simple reason that ethanol is popular with politicians: money. 
Substituting corn ethanol for a large fraction of the gasoline we burn will 
mean sluicing gushers of cash from more populated states to politically 
powerful farm states. And a lot of that cash will wind up in the pockets of the 
big agribusinesses, like Archer Daniels Midland, that dominate ethanol 
processing—and whose fat checkbooks wield enormous influence in Washington. 
 
 'The Ethanol Fallacy'
 Popular Mechanics Op-Ed:
 http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/biofuels/4237539 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/biofuels/4237539
 
 On 12/15/2013 10:56 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Well, let's see, now. Share accused me of something; I beat the rap  
because her accusation was found to be false. She was accused of the falsehood 
and didn't beat the rap, but she refuses to admit it and has thought up all 
kinds of ways to wiggle out of it, all unsuccessful. (Hardly the only time this 
has occurred, I might add.)
 
 
 But your sweet spot for Share leads you to give her a pass on her rotten 
ethics and go after me instead. Says something about your ethics as well.
 
 Feste wrote:
 
  My metaphor is good. You were accused of something and you beat the rap. 
But your many other sins remain unpunished, although not unnoticed. 
 
 
 You're more than welcome to attempt to punish me for my many other sins, but 
the fact that you won't acknowledge Share's suggests you have a bit of a 
problem with double standards.
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
This is all trolling, stuff Richard made up. If anyone here except Xeno) takes 
Richard seriously enough to want a detailed refutation, let me know.
 

 Richard trolled:
 
  Probably what misled you was you trying to do two things at once - doing 
work for a client and trying to ankle-bite Share at the same time. Try to 
concentrate, Judy, and get some work done. We know you've got work to do, but 
I'm off today - I can keep this up for hours since I'm retired now. LoL! 
 
 On 12/15/2013 1:14 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Oh, I guess what misled me was the very similar structure and wording in 
both posts and that you didn't bother to quote any of what you were commenting 
on or mention who you were commenting to in either post that misled me. The 
fact remains that you completely mistook the intention of my own post.
 
 
 Unless, of course, you just wanted  us all to know that you prefer movie music 
to Handel?
 
 
 (Have I ever told you you're not too swift at this ankle-biting business?)
 
 
 Feste mumbled:
 
 Hate to tell you this, auth, but I didn't try to delete anything. I didn't 
need to. My first of my two posts with YouTube links was directed to Ann, not 
you.
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
You haven't been paying attention. There have been at least a dozen by now.
 
DoctorDumbass reported:

 A-HA, a first sighting of, The Xeno Caveat!



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
*This is all just Judy trolling and making stuff up - I caught her in 
three big whopper fibs this month alone. If anyone want a full report, 
just contact me.*


 On 12/15/2013 1:18 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Um, I didn't mean your post was subtle. I meant Barry's attempts at 
censorship were subtle. And in any case, I was being sarcastic. Too 
subtle for you, I guess. LOL.*


*
*

*Not sure what you're referring to when you call me a bigot. Would 
you care to elaborate? Careful, now. You don't want to be labeled a 
liar again.*


*
Richard trolled:
*

 Read my post again, Poopsie, it's not subtle at all. You're am 
ankle-biting bigot. Is that clear? Or, should I spell it out for you?


ankle-biter:

A little kid; small dog.

A catch-all term for small dogs who tend, as a group, to be tough, 
feisty little beasts and are often touchy and quarrelsome. 


I wrote:


*You mean, Barry's been trying to /censor/ me all this time? Gee, 
what a surprise. I guess it was just too subtle for me to pick up on.*



*Richard trolled:*

 Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else 
posting too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp 
the moderator or owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't 
like what a person is saying or they don't like a persons political 
or religious opinions. Go figure.


Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain 
group of people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth 
circumstances. Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or 
in some extreme cases, outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers 
wanting to wreck the place. Based on what I've read in this thread, 
it looks like there's a little of each going on here these days.


I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including 
Google Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced 
a lot of and seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes 
with the territory when you're trying to dialog with anonymous 
informants.


Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect 
with people and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when 
they have someone to talk to. 


On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:

This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a 
week bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just 
want to give a thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular 
comment. It's like saying Absolutely! or Well said! in a 
real-life conversation.  With post limits in place everyone will 
keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in response to 
someone's comment. Let's keep it natural.











[FairfieldLife] RIP Peter O#39;Toole

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
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 BREAKING NEWS Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:02 PM EST Peter O'Toole, 'Lawrence 
of Arabia' Star, Dies at 81 Peter O’Toole, an Irish bookmaker’s son with a 
hell-raising streak whose magnetic performance in the 1962 epic film “Lawrence 
of Arabia” earned him overnight fame and put him on the road to becoming one of 
his generation’s most accomplished and charismatic actors, died on Saturday, 
according to a statement from his agent, Steve Kenis. He was 81. A blond, 
blue-eyed six-footer, Mr. O’Toole had the dashing good looks and high spirits 
befitting a leading man, and he did not disappoint in “Lawrence,” David Lean’s 
wide-screen, almost-four-hour homage to T.E. Lawrence, the daring British 
soldier and adventurer who led an Arab rebellion against the Turks in the 
Middle East during World War I. READ MORE 
»http://www.nytimes.com?emc=edit_na_20131215 
http://www.nytimes.com?emc=edit_na_20131215



[FairfieldLife] Potentially good news from FDA

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
From December 11, a good explainer:
 

 This morning, the US Food and Drug Administration dropped some 
long-awaited-but-still-big news regarding the use of antibiotics in meat 
production. Tl;dr: The FDA asked (but did not compel) the livestock industry to 
stop using the micro-dose “growth promoter” antibiotics that are widely 
believed to contribute to increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria in animals, 
food and humans.
 

 Read more:
 

 http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/fda-213-vfd/ 
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/fda-213-vfd/



Re: [FairfieldLife] NSA is Coming to Town

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Funny, noozguru, and clever, thanks for posting. I like the word holidaze too 
(-:





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:15 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
  
Not exactly Bob Rivers but heres is an ACLU musical offering for the 
holidaze:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=8pcWlyUu8U4




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
You are a liar, Richard.
 

 Richard lied:
 
  This is all just Judy trolling and making stuff up - I caught her in three 
big whopper fibs this month alone. If anyone want a full report, just contact 
me. 
 
  On 12/15/2013 1:18 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Um, I didn't mean your post was subtle. I meant Barry's attempts at 
censorship were subtle. And in any case, I was being sarcastic. Too subtle for 
you, I guess. LOL.
 
 
 Not sure what you're referring to when you call me a bigot. Would you care 
to elaborate? Careful, now. You don't want to be labeled a liar again.
 
 Richard trolled:
 
 
  Read my post again, Poopsie, it's not subtle at all. You're am ankle-biting 
bigot. Is that clear? Or, should I spell it out for you?
 
 ankle-biter:
 
 A little kid; small dog.
 
 A catch-all term for small dogs who tend, as a group, to be tough, feisty 
little beasts and are often touchy and quarrelsome. 
 
 I wrote:
 
 You mean, Barry's been trying to censor me all this time? Gee, what a 
surprise. I guess it was just too subtle for me to pick up on.
 
 Richard trolled:
 
  Anytime somebody posts to a discussion forum about somebody else posting 
too much it is a subtle form of censorship, trying to usurp the moderator or 
owner of the site. Usually, it's because they don't like what a person is 
saying or they don't like a persons political or religious opinions. Go figure.
 
 Sometimes they object because they are prejudiced against a certain group of 
people; and sometimes it's an objection based on your birth circumstances. 
Sometimes it's just plain old jealousy, meanness, or in some extreme cases, 
outright hatred. Sometimes it's just hackers wanting to wreck the place. Based 
on what I've read in this thread, it looks like there's a little of each going 
on here these days. 
 
 I've been on various discussion groups for about ten years, including Google 
Groups and Yahoo Groups, and during that time I've experienced a lot of and 
seen a lot of ankle-biting. Bad behavior kind of goes with the territory when 
you're trying to dialog with anonymous informants.
 
 Anyway, thanks for your comments - it's a good feeling to connect with people 
and talk about stuff. Some people just feel better when they have someone to 
talk to. 
 
 On 12/13/2013 9:55 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... wrote:
 
   This worrying about the amount of posts an individual sends in a week 
bemuses me. There are many conversations on FFL when you just want to give a 
thumbs up to show you appreciated a particular comment. It's like saying 
Absolutely! or Well said! in a real-life conversation.  With post limits in 
place everyone will keep their powder dry for a lengthy dissertation in 
response to someone's comment. Let's keep it natural.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Richard J. Williams

This is kind of fun, getting all this attention from Judy.

For over five years she posted zero replies to any of my on-topic posts 
over on Usenet, until one day I took up for President Bush when Judy 
called him a liar. Ever since then, she's been trying to ankle-bite me 
almost every day. Judy can hold a grudge for years!! Now, she can't seem 
to get enough of me. Go figure.


I'm starting to feel guilty though, taking her attention away from her 
professional work. But, I can't seem to help myself - she keeps feeding 
it. Anybody else with less of an ego would probably have continued to 
ignore me. LoL!


Maybe it's time to review the Troll FAQ:

Trolls are sometimes caricatured as socially inept. This is often due
to the fundamental attribution error, as it is impossible to know the
real traits of an individual solely from their online discourse.
Indeed, since intentional trolls are alleged to knowingly flout social
boundaries, it is difficult to typecast them as socially inept since
they have arguably proven adept at their goal.

http://www.rwilliams.us/troll_faq.htm

On 12/15/2013 1:28 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*You haven't been paying attention. There have been at least a dozen 
by now.*


*
DoctorDumbass reported:*

A-HA, a first sighting of, The Xeno Caveat!





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Anyone, what the heck is a Xeno Caveat?!





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:47 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
This is kind of fun, getting all this attention from Judy. 

For over five years she posted zero replies to any of my on-topic
  posts over on Usenet, until one day I took up for President Bush
  when Judy called him a liar. Ever since then, she's been trying to
  ankle-bite me almost every day. Judy can hold a grudge for years!!
  Now, she can't seem to get enough of me. Go figure.

I'm starting to feel guilty though, taking her attention away from
  her professional work. But, I can't seem to help myself - she
  keeps feeding it. Anybody else with less of an ego would probably
  have continued to ignore me. LoL!

Maybe it's time to review the Troll FAQ:

Trolls are sometimes caricatured as socially inept. This is often
  due
to the fundamental attribution error, as it is impossible to know
  the
real traits of an individual solely from their online discourse.
Indeed, since intentional trolls are alleged to knowingly flout
  social
boundaries, it is difficult to typecast them as socially inept
  since
they have arguably proven adept at their goal.

http://www.rwilliams.us/troll_faq.htm

On 12/15/2013 1:28 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
You haven't been paying attention. There have been at least a dozen by now.

DoctorDumbass reported:


A-HA, a first sighting of, The Xeno Caveat!



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
This is all trolling, stuff Richard made up. If anyone here except Xeno) takes 
Richard seriously enough to want a detailed refutation, let me know. 

 

 Richard trolled:
 
  This is kind of fun, getting all this attention from Judy. 
 
 For over five years she posted zero replies to any of my on-topic posts over 
on Usenet, until one day I took up for President Bush when Judy called him a 
liar. Ever since then, she's been trying to ankle-bite me almost every day. 
Judy can hold a grudge for years!! Now, she can't seem to get enough of me. Go 
figure.
 
 I'm starting to feel guilty though, taking her attention away from her 
professional work. But, I can't seem to help myself - she keeps feeding it. 
Anybody else with less of an ego would probably have continued to ignore me. 
LoL! 
 
 Maybe it's time to review the Troll FAQ:
 
 Trolls are sometimes caricatured as socially inept. This is often due
 to the fundamental attribution error, as it is impossible to know the
 real traits of an individual solely from their online discourse.
 Indeed, since intentional trolls are alleged to knowingly flout social
 boundaries, it is difficult to typecast them as socially inept since
 they have arguably proven adept at their goal.
 
 http://www.rwilliams.us/troll_faq.htm http://www.rwilliams.us/troll_faq.htm
 
 On 12/15/2013 1:28 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
   You haven't been paying attention. There have been at least a dozen by now.
 
 DoctorDumbass reported:
 
 A-HA, a first sighting of, The Xeno Caveat!
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread anartaxius
Hey, I'm going out to shovel snow. You need to do some research Share. The 
remainder of you can remain and shovel whatever Judy is dishing out.
 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Anyone, what the heck is a Xeno Caveat?!
 
 

 
 
 
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Professor Post

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Xeno, Doc brought up Xeno Caveat and Judy said there had already been dozens. 
So I'm really curious.  Especially since you had not been involved in the 
Professor Post thread! Anyway, hope you had a little fun shoveling snow and 
will have wonderful holidays.





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:43 PM, anartax...@yahoo.com 
anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Hey, I'm going out to shovel snow. You need to do some research Share. The 
remainder of you can remain and shovel whatever Judy is dishing out.

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


Anyone, what the heck is a Xeno Caveat?!




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: What I Did Today

2013-12-15 Thread Share Long
Richard, speaking of that time of year, I've also been Christmas shopping and 
sending out Christmas cards. Even though it feels like I already had Christmas 
when I visited my family for Thanksgiving! My circuits are all discomboomerated!

Though it is obvious I'll say it anyway: it's very different living in a small 
town in the middle of the prairie than living in a big city on the east coast. 
But much as I love cities, small town living seems to suit me more as I get 
older. I think it helps me appreciate the small and quiet joys of life.





On Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:28 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
On 12/15/2013 6:39 AM, Share Long wrote:
 Richard, what I did yesterday is shovel snow, sweep snow and push snow!
It's that time of year!  So, I wonder what everyone else is doing these 
days? Let's review what we know:

Share flew back east to the big city for a few days.
Barry is still having fun visiting cafes and art museums over in Paris 
and Amsterdam.
The other Barry drives in to Oakland every few days for coffee at Starbucks.
Emily seems to get out and go to some interesting places.
Doc lives in San Francisco, probably up on Nob Hill.

This is pretty impressive!

Then, there's Buck who goes into town to the dome and does lambing on a 
farm.
Empty probably goes into work every day with jerks who want him to bow 
and scrape.
Card in Finland, has a Nokia phone and a drum set to play with.
Judy works out of a home office in Jersey and once went by bus to a 
Whole Foods Market.
Ann works with horses up in Canada and likes to post to the internet.

Not so impressive.

Does anyone else posting here ever DO anything? I mean, ANYTHING? Just 
curious.



Re: [FairfieldLife] Ice Krispies

2013-12-15 Thread authfriend
The second is my favorite of the whole cycle. So lovely and warm and yearning.
 

 You know, I listened to the first one again, and I have to say I don't think 
Fischer-Dieskau was in good voice when he recorded it. It's terrifically 
difficult to sing, though, so angular. Maybe it's really not right for his 
vocal range, too high in spots. I do love all those key changes, and the main 
theme is beautiful.
 

 Enjoy the other pieces, and your father's visit.
 
Emily wrote:
  Judy, thank you!  Yes, this was fun.  Of the two Fischer-Dieskau pieces, I 
prefer the second, although the first is fascinating with respect to the number 
of modulations - gives the ear a little jolt and says pay attention. (I had 
to look that word up to know what to listen for.  Smile.)  I didn't care for 
the accompaniment much either in the first piece; didn't bring out the song 
properly, but the second accompaniment was wonderful. IMO, German, as a 
language, is best sung.  

 

 I am thrilled you included more piano and will listen to them all today (it 
will help prepare me for a visit tonight with *my* father, who could probably 
have learned a lot from your father.)  Em 




[FairfieldLife] Rumi - Spokesman For The Religion Of Love

2013-12-15 Thread martin.quickman
found his talk here 
http://sathyasaimemories.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/rumi-as-the-spokesman-for-the-religion-of-love-rumi/

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