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I just wanted to express heartfelt gratitude for all the folks at Scot's Forums.

You folks have made my life interesting and at times sustained me through

difficult times- at least three such periods in my life come readily to mind.

 

Scot's is probably a pretty diverse community, representing nearly all 'sides'

of the many political divides presently consuming our republic. OTOH it is

probably a boomer-leaning demographic in terms of average age. It is not,

thank goodness, the 'wide open spaces' of the social media with their

incessant warring and scorched earth. I really couldn't handle that, don't

intend any late starts there, either. I have been more than content with

our little oasis...

 

Others here have shown patience and forbearance with me as I transit

through yet another crisis in my life, probably the fourth or so for me in

the past decade. This one is a big crisis as well, profoundly affecting us all.

I am grateful for that forbearance.

 

I am sad that the one venue   I have had for blowing off steam has been

shuttered. In the past I have seen members here get angry and storm

off, taking their marbles with them. I came close to doing that myself

back in the mid-2000's ( Iraq war/Bush Jr. years). There was a good

bit of gloating and rubbing of salt in wounds, etc. But I stuck it out and

I will continue to...

 

Our deeply divided society has become quite intolerant of views

contrary to the main narratives. We are quite clearly a sick society,

and indeed that sickness is world wide, not just confined to America.

The sickness I refer to here is a soul-sickness, not a virus. We are in

deep trouble. I hope we survive what is coming. I'm not a deeply

religious person, but I will try to say a few constructive prayers for

us all, from time to time. We need help. I don't see any on the

horizon, only devastation. But I haven't given up and I won't, either!

I still find life interesting and intriguing. I will fight the good fight

and never give up my principles, as so many around me apparently

have. So long as there is life, there is hope!

 

I am grateful, too, for having been given a keen mind and a

reasonably good sense of humor. I will honor those gifts and

remain dedicated to truth over fear, love over hatred, and above

all, science. Real science, which is experimental in nature and

often asks embarrassing questions, never being truly 'settled

science' (an oxymoron)- not the beaten down, illegitimate

step child kind of science that serves corporate interests,

not humanity.

 

I honor you all, even those of you who violently disagree

with me. You are all brothers and sisters. I wish you peace.

 

Cluttermagnet

 

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securitybreach

Well said :thumbsup:

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Cluttermagnet

 

 

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Caption later...

 

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securitybreach

Wild picture.

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Cluttermagnet

I haven't the slightest idea what the album sounds like. I just found it online.

The cover art speaks to me...

 

Clutter

 

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3 minutes ago, Cluttermagnet said:

I haven't the slightest idea what the album sounds like. I just found it online.

The cover art speaks to me...

 

Clutter

 

 

Nice :thumbsup:

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Cluttermagnet
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It's dark, but that's pretty much where I am right now. It's like a cross between Sadam

Hussein's intentionally set oil rig fires during Desert Shield- and Lady Liberty going

down fighting to the bitter end... with undertones of all the greedy oil barons of

the past century and the amazingly widespread destruction and devastation they

have wreaked on mankind and the world. One surprising connection between that

particularly odd type of (ostensibly) human beings and current events I may develop

later... but Clutter is feeling way too negative as it is. I don't need to go there right now...

 

Things usually feel much better in the morning. Clutter is feeling very much abandoned,

unloved, rejected, and unappreciated. And something I don't often experience, day to

day- a very strong sense of aloneness, isolation, and alienation. It will pass...

 

rettulC

 

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Cluttermagnet

I am trying hard to awaken, intellectually and spiritually, while so many slumber...

False fear grips the world powerfully while things that we truly should fear escape notice.

 

Viewed positively, I'm glad that occasional glimpses of sunlight do at times sneak

past the dense clouds gathering over us. My self confidence, self love, and my strong

convictions remain intact- as well as my sense of humor, all important in such distressing

times. I'm grateful that I have been able to avoid either being paralyzed by fear or

gripped by overwhelming obsession over the wrongness that has descended upon us.

 

I'm still functional, still working steadily at identifying problems and figuring how to

live with them or overcome them. History will reflect that these were exceptionally dark

times. I hope that I pass this test. While immersed in an exceptionally powerful

disinformation field, one is forced to work especially hard to tease out the truth, but

it can be done. That's what I labor at , day by day. I unearth an occasional gem as

my understanding grows...

 

I thought I sensed a momentary disturbance in the Force, but it was just someone

down the hall expressing flatulence... Never mind...

 

Clutter

 

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Cluttermagnet
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'Quote with (almost) no comment...'

 

WmOEL12.jpg

 

This is a real thing, not a joke photo. Happens in the state of Maine. Human beings wearing 'dog collars'.

You ain't seen nothing yet, folks... it's still just getting started... Can you say "cognitive dissonance"?

 

Clutter

 

 

Oh, OK- you don't believe me?

https://thebright.com/governor-of-maine-orders-servers-to-wear-visors-akin-to-cone-of-shame-to-protect-from-infection/

 

 

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securitybreach

Hahaha :hysterical: :hysterical:

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The only thing that dog collar will do is stop her from licking her bum. The human race is doomed.

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Cluttermagnet

'Quote with (almost) no comment...'

 

 

 

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;

if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may

come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against

you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse

case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is

better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill

 

 

 

Things come full circle. There are many in contemporary society whose

resemblance to Neville Chamberlain is striking- and appalling.

 

Clutter

 

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Cluttermagnet

1. Keep your head up.

2. Duck!

3. Not necessarily in that order...

 

Clutter

 

There. Bet you didn't know I was a famous obscure writer, did you?

 

(scroll ~40 percent down the page to see the relevant quote- bold text)

 

https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?/topic/3077-further-tales-of-the-tiki-lounge/&tab=comments#comment-28062

 

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V.T. Eric Layton

WOW! A thread from 2003. I was still using MS Win XP at that time. I didn't even know this forum existed back then. ;)

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6 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

WOW! A thread from 2003. I was still using MS Win XP at that time. I didn't even know this forum existed back then. ;)

 

I did not even have a computer or any interest in them at that time 🤓

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Cluttermagnet
On 10/14/2020 at 11:19 PM, V.T. Eric Layton said:

WOW! A thread from 2003. I was still using MS Win XP at that time. I didn't even know this forum existed back then. ;)

 

Hi, Eric-

 

I think 2003 was the first year for Scot's Forums. They used to have member numbers

I had one in the seven hundreds- and I joined within the first week or two... Those

numbers eventually went up into the high thousands...

 

Clutter

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Cluttermagnet
18 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

I did not even have a computer or any interest in them at that time 🤓

 

I was still using an abacus when my mentor dragged me into the world

of desktop computers around '96 or so. I started with a used 486-66

with Win95 on it. But it was still wonderful...:sorcerer::bangin:

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V.T. Eric Layton

My first computer experiences were at a pal's house with his Commodore VIC 20 in around 1983. He was definitely a newly-hatched computer wienee. In a few months, we were cruising local dial-in BBSes and reading USENET (text only) newsgroups. Later, he upgraded to a Commodore 64, then the fun really started... Infocom text games like Zork and 2D graphic games like Castle Wolfenstein, etc.

 

We'd sit around his house all weekend and eat pizza, drink, smoke and play on that ****** computer. He was good with it, though. Taught himself Networking, Coding, the whole nine yards. With nothing but a high school diploma and an ability to demonstrate his vast computer knowledge, he got a job at 20 years old with the local county IT department. He's currently in the upper level of management in that department right now, making $90K+ a year. He's about to retire, but loves his job so much that he may just stay and continue. He's now a permanent work-from-home administrator, too.

 

Luck had something to do with it; being in the right place at the right time, etc., but in truth, this fellow earned everything he's accomplished. Unfortunately for me, I never pursued anything in the computer field. I was always dead set on my career in electronics service. Sadly, I couldn't foresee that entire career field shriveling up and disappearing from this country by the late 90s. Sad. I should have learned Mandarin Chinese instead of electronics. ;)

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V.T. Eric Layton
11 hours ago, Cluttermagnet said:

I joined within the first week or two...

 

Yup...

 

Cluttermagnet -->

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I was dragged to this place by a fellow called Urmas. ;)

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JOINED

August 31, 2004

 

B) 

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ebrke

April 19, 2003. Cripes!

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V.T. Eric Layton
5 hours ago, ebrke said:

April 19, 2003. Cripes!

 

Been here a while, huh? ;)

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