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Started Aug-10 by WALTER784; 8607 views.
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Aug-15

It all comes down to common sense.  People must learn to budget and spend wisely, and not follow the examples of DC politicians. Both sides are addicted to spending.

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Aug-15

Oh, interesting!

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Aug-15

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Actually basket weaving is done with wet wicker

Yep... I did that in the Boy Scouts too. Ratan furniture and many of the things Japanese make with bamboo, etc. do the same... they use water to soften it up so that it can easily bend... and once dried, it hardens again. You know the large Taiko drums the Japanese use in many festivities... well, the outer wood they use for them is also softened and curved by soaking them in water too. And don't forget all the old wine and whiskey casks/barrels that they stored their distilled goods in were also created similarly too.

FWIW

Showtalk said:

Moral of that story - stay off social media or don’t post politics.

However - the tech giants assume if you have no social media presence, then you must have something to hide.

WALTER784

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Aug-15

Showtalk said...

Moral of that story - stay off social media or don’t post politics.

For kids who want to work for big tech... yep.

But what about the woke professors and CEOs who drag their companies through the political mud? They've all got degrees and their the head of their company, but they still foolishly talk politics from their position of authority.

They're supposed to be smart and everything, but I just think they're all stupid a$$holes for doing such!

FWIW

Yep. And it's one of the skillsets that could be a life saver if you're lucky enough to be among the small percentage still standing after the apocalyptic catastrophe that wipes out more than 70% of the global population, especially those in the cities. Whatever the trigger event is, won't actually kill many directly but the loss of enough critical cogs in the global machine will hit a tipping point where things can't be maintained or repaired any more due to too many specialists and not enough generalists.

This will be exacerbated by the ticking time bomb of growing urbanization and an ongoing loss of being truly in touch with the land and nature.

Because dense urban centers have been unsustainable without high speed motorized transportation and a heck of a lot of electricity.

Let the grid go down for a couple of weeks in enough cities simultaneously, and those who don't bake in the hot climate high rises whose windows won't open, or who get heart attacks trying to climb 48 flights of stairs while the elevators are out; or like we saw all over Texas from February 14th through 18th when the grid failed partially, "only" 110 officially died from freezing to death or from carbon monoxide poisoning in a desperate attempt to burn stuff indoors to just get warm.

Let that kind of calamity continue for, say, 2 weeks, and gas stations are out of fuel, cars won't run.

But wait till they foist electric cars on everyone. They might use the battery in the cars for power for a little while, but with no grid they can't be charged.

Oh, and places like Tucson and Phoenix are outright uninhabitable in the summer without air conditioning. Same for Houston and New Orleans, Pensacola, Mobile, Jacksonville, Tallahassee.

All we need is an encore of the 1859 Carrington Event to crispy critter several years' production of transformers, and it's game over.

WALTER784

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Aug-15

Showtalk said...

It all comes down to common sense.  People must learn to budget and spend wisely, and not follow the examples of DC politicians. Both sides are addicted to spending.

Well, if you think about it... if anybody had any common sense... they wouldn't have become a politician! (* CHUCKLE *)

D.C. has no common sense. 

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Aug-16

Yes they do have something to hide. Their private lives.

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Aug-16

When politics became enmired in daily lives, it became a popular trend.  That may change as people turn on their own. ask Cuomo how happy he is with the left right now.

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Aug-16

How many politicians have ever held a job outside of their offices?  The older ones have not done much else.  Biden is an example. His entire adult life has been politics.

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