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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 4:57pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 rgio wrote:


 
Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 

You may say to yourself

My God, what have I done?

 

Seems like Charles Koch is singing that tune lately...

Oops, R_P beat me to that story. Yeah, you have to ask what really is motivating Chuck's change of heart. Maybe he finally figured out global warming is real and Trump has dragged/drugged the GOP off to Fantasy Island.



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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 4:01pm



 kurtster wrote:
And all this time I thought it was whoever had the most toys when they died, wins ...
 


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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 3:42pm

And all this time I thought it was whoever had the most toys when they died, wins ...
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:47pm



 Ohmsen wrote:



Beyond meditation practice, there is attitude.
A beginner must learn to cultivate what is called
‘the poise of a dying man.’ What is this poise?
It is the poise of knowing what is important and what is not,
and of being accepting and forgiving.

Anyone who has ever been at the bedside of a dying man will understand this poise.
What would the dying man do if someone were to insult him? Nothing.
What would the dying man do if someone were to strike him? Nothing.
As he lay there, would he scheme to become famous or wealthy? No.
If someone who had once offended him were to ask him for his forgiveness would he not give it?
Of course he would.

A dying man knows the pointlessness of enmity.
Hatred is always such a wretched feeling.
Who wishes to die feeling hatred in his heart? No one.
The dying seek love and peace.


Empty Clouda.k.a. Xu Yun (Chan Master)
 

This nugget of wisdom is echoed in many other places.

One which comes to mind is the Don Juan books by Castaneda (the warrior's technique of using Death as an Advisor). 
Ohmsen

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:26pm



 rgio wrote:
When you realize you'll run out of breath before you could possibly run out of money, you apparently decide you don't want to be remembered as the a$$hole you are.

Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 


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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:20pm



 rgio wrote:


 
Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 

You may say to yourself

My God, what have I done?

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 2:13pm



 rgio wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:
Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake
At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides
 
Yeah, we heard the same BS from Robert McNamara before he died. Funny how folks get religion at the last minute.
c.

 
When you realize you'll run out of breath before you could possibly run out of money, you apparently decide you don't want to be remembered as the a$$hole you are.

Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

 

Beyond meditation practice, there is attitude.
A beginner must learn to cultivate what is called
‘the poise of a dying man.’ What is this poise?
It is the poise of knowing what is important and what is not,
and of being accepting and forgiving.

Anyone who has ever been at the bedside of a dying man will understand this poise.
What would the dying man do if someone were to insult him? Nothing.
What would the dying man do if someone were to strike him? Nothing.
As he lay there, would he scheme to become famous or wealthy? No.
If someone who had once offended him were to ask him for his forgiveness would he not give it?
Of course he would.

A dying man knows the pointlessness of enmity.
Hatred is always such a wretched feeling.
Who wishes to die feeling hatred in his heart? No one.
The dying seek love and peace.


Empty Clouda.k.a. Xu Yun (Chan Master)
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 1:23pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:
Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake
At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides
 
Yeah, we heard the same BS from Robert McNamara before he died. Funny how folks get religion at the last minute.
c.

 
When you realize you'll run out of breath before you could possibly run out of money, you apparently decide you don't want to be remembered as the a$$hole you are.

Even the greedy realize at some point they can't take it with them.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020 - 1:15pm



 R_P wrote:
Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake
At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides
 
Yeah, we heard the same BS from Robert McNamara before he died. Funny how folks get religion at the last minute.
c.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2020 - 10:22am

Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake
At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020 - 7:03pm

U.S. Republicans hint at limited time for Trump to make his post-election case
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Posted: Nov 3, 2020 - 2:23pm

How Greenwich Republicans Learned to Love Trump
In the early years of this century, the economic divisions that would come to define America in the age of Trump became evident on the lush back roads of Greenwich, in a sign so subtle that it was easy to miss. Many of the new estates going up were no longer surrounded by the simple stone walls, stacked to the height of a farmer’s hip, that crossed the New England landscape. Instead, the builders introduced a more imposing barrier: tall, stately walls of chiselled stone, mortared in place.

The fashion for higher walls had little to do with safety; Greenwich has one of the lowest crime rates in America. To Frank Farricker, who served on the town’s planning-and-zoning commission, they symbolized power and seclusion. “Instead of building two or three feet high, people got into six-footers—the ‘Fuck you’ walls,” he said. When nearby municipalities noticed the trend, they treated it like an invasive species; they rewrote zoning rules to prevent the spread of what stonemasons took to calling “Greenwich walls.”

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Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 1:28pm



 cc_rider wrote:
When they become the minority, and they will eventually, they are sure to demand 'bipartisanship' and 'collaboration' and 'compromise', all of which they have absolutely no interest in reciprocating. Mitch proved it with President Obama: anything, ANYTHING the President was for, he was against. Never mattered if it helped anyone, it wasn't (and still isn't for him) the point. 
 

When you're young, you think that maybe you can be friends with the bully, get him to work with you, change him.

After he pants you in public, knocks your books out of your arms, and generally - repeatedly - shows you that he has no intention of changing his ways, you change tactics.

Nuclear warfare, ignoring their pleas for "co-operation" and "bipartisanship" and "equal time."

Done. 



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Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 12:52pm



 R_P wrote:

 

Started watching last night. Lots of really cringey stuff and some laugh out loud parts—usually when he's ad-libbing— but we had to turn it off before they got to Giuliani. I'm still not sure I want to see that. 


But I will because Maria Bakalova is amazing. It's one thing for Borat to get up to his hijinx, but she does it, um, in heels and backwards. Absolutely fearless.


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Posted: Oct 26, 2020 - 2:54pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
There some in the DEM camp who think they need to buckle down and play harder ball. Donnie, Mitch and Co. have stopped at nothing, NOTHING to hold on to power. When they become the minority, and they will eventually, they are sure to demand 'bipartisanship' and 'collaboration' and 'compromise', all of which they have absolutely no interest in reciprocating. Mitch proved it with President Obama: anything, ANYTHING the President was for, he was against. Never mattered if it helped anyone, it wasn't (and still isn't for him) the point. Look at the negotiations over 'rona relief: if Pelosi is 'fer it, he's ag'in it. Full stop. History will not be kind to him and his ilk. Better, if polls mean anything (unlikely), his seat is not safe, and could be handed his walking papers in November. Along with Cornyn and all the other Trump toadies - good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2020 - 7:03am

For Republicans, Hypocrisy is the Point
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Posted: Oct 21, 2020 - 12:39pm


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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 - 2:54pm



 R_P wrote:
 
His opponent is a card-carrying Bad-A$$. She did three tours in Afghanistan, was wounded by enemy fire on the last one. They were rescued, but had to stand on the skids of the choppers all the way out. Under fire. You think the U.S. Senate is going to frighten her?

Cornyn's team made the mistake of criticizing the tattoos on her arm. Went about as bad for him as you'd expect:

"A pro-Cornyn Super PAC is using a photo of my tattoos to make me seem 'radical.' That's pretty funny to me. You think I'm ashamed of them? They cover my shrapnel wounds from when my helicopter was shot down. They're a mark of my service to our country. I'm damn proud of them."

Yes, I already voted.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 - 2:39pm

Good dog!
“What I tried to do is not get into public confrontations and fights with him because, as I’ve observed, those usually don’t end too well.”
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