News Briefs 05-07-2012

"Bah! screw those Europeeners and their Higgs titties.
Look what we here can do with 'em rockets!! "

An octoquadragintillion bosons of thanks to Kat.

Quote of the Day:

"On the day we reserve to tell ourselves America is great - July 4 - Europe reminds us that we suck at science."

~Neil deGrasse Tyson

"I've got 99.9999% problems, but a Higgs ain't one."

~Phil Plait

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I really have a hard time believing that the parasite is the soul reason these individuals killed themselves. Granted there are a lot of parasites you can absorb from any kind of pet, but i would assume that until this becomes an epidemic, we can't really call it conclusive enough to say this is caused by the cat parasite. And it won't stop an even greater problem of cat hoarding, which I unfortunately see a lot of where I live. It will be used however by strong, overbearing dog-lovers to knock down the cat-lovers more. Most "cat-ladies" have other psychological issues that would eventually lead to suicide if they do not get help. It's sad.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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From what I can gather, it seems there's a predominance of artistic inclinations among cat lovers, and it's a known fact that Creativity and Depression are often paired together.

So maybe a melancholy-prone individual is at a higher risk to suffer a more acute clinical depression caused by this infamous Toxoplasmosis parasite; but I agree trying to find a direct correlation is a bit silly.

Plus, I have friends who suffer from depression, and they confess that it's the love for their cats that which has prevented them from hurting themselves. Having a pet in your life is a great therapy :)

God, I miss owning one.

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C'mon RPG get out there and save a life! LOL

But seriously my brother had 2 cats when he was in deep, deep depression, half the time I don't think he noticed they were there, or that he was there, because he was on Jupiter :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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I've always been a dog person myself. Before all you cat-owned Grailers start yamming at yer keyboards, I think cats are awesome too.

But I can't have a dog in my life. I'm just too busy and it wouldn't be fair to it.

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God, I miss owning being owned by one.

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My bad :P

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You've really got to get a handle on your Astral Travel ability, m'dear...there has been an increase in cat-loving inmates complaining of 'slavering dream wolves'...;3

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If they're complaining about a 6'-4" tall werewolf with glasses and a bad back, then I'll start preparing my apologies ;)

BTW I love it when I dream about dogs.

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red pill junkie wrote:

If they're complaining about a 6'-4" tall werewolf with glasses and a bad back, then I'll start preparing my apologies ;)

BTW I love it when I dream about dogs.

Have you ever watched the movie The Big Blue (1988)? It's one of my favs...

The main character, Jean Reno, dreams always aboot dolphins and I think is uncomfortable with being a human/in the human world...

See video

Do you feel that way aboot dogs? Are dogs your 'spirit animal'?

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Jean Reno plays in that movie the role of the Italian friend (and adversary) of Jacques Mayol, played by Jean-Marc Barr. He's the one who acts like a dolphin stranded on the land ;)

And it's definitely a superb movie. the ending gives me shivers.

I don't know if dogs are my spirit animal or not. I just know that I've always liked them, and I've never been afraid of them.

And I don't think I've ever found a dog who didn't like me ;)

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;3
don't make me bite you...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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who need's cryptids?

:3

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Who needs Godzilla ;)

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Warren Ellis did a neat homage to Godzilla in his fine tour of the Imagination, "Planetary"

He even invented a new profession that is totally cool :3

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rpj,

your 2nd link from the top of your series is broken...

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Good thing I don't work at the HLC, right? :P

PS: On second thought, if I did, I would have at least ensured that Comic Sans would never be used in any of their presentations. EVER!!

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Red Pill

Compared to the U.S. economy, the Greek economy is in very good condition! The U.S. economy won't last for another 236 days!

What do you think?

cnnek

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I've told you once, I've told you a Million times —don't exaggerate! ;)

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The only reason that people haven't wised up about the U.S. is that they are being distracted by Europe, Syria, and Iran! But when the Europe and the Euro collapses, the U.S. and the Dollar will collapse in 7 to 10 days, maybe faster. And if people wise up, the U.S. and the Dollar will collapse before Europe and the Euro collapses.

Since June 1, 2012, the Japanese Yen has been directly exchangeable with the Chinese Yuan. So, the dollar doesn't matter to Japan anymore. The Bank of Japan is buying gold, silver, etc. with its U.S. Dollars; because, we don't need U.S. Dollar reserves!

What do you think?

cnnek

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It's not like the collapse of the US economy wouldn't affect you, you know.

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We are already making the transition. In fact all of Asia is making the trasition. For example, China has been getting rid of U.S. Dollars since 2011. The Chinese are buying gold, silver, etc. with their dollars. In Asia, Oceania, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, and Northen Europe, we have a potential market of over 5,000,000,000 people. This is a market in which companies can think in terms of 100,000,000 sales or more. It is a market that is larger than the U.S. and Europe combined. So, who needs the U.S. and Europe! Mexico has a potential market of over 5,000,000,000 people. So, who needs the Anglosphere!

What do you think?

cnnek

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Global economy is too interconnected. The Nikkei feels the influence of the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq.

It's really not about dollars, it's about electrons flying around between exchange market computers.

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The fat cats in the equity markets and bankers will get hurt very badly! Unfortunately, the elite will try to impliment the traditional solution and start WWIII.

The average person has very little to lose. Whereas, the average elite will be rendered helpless; because, the average elite needs things done for them. And considering the problems that the elite have caused, the average person isn't going to help them. In Asia, we have made practical infrastructure adjustments and Asia is the land of savers! Japan and Asia will survive in the new socio-economic order! The world is going to radically change!

What do you think?

cnnek

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I'm sure that people who are self-sufficient in providing their own food will manage if the economic markets went into a meltdown. But I can honestly say that I, and all the people I know, would find it very difficult to survive.

Yes, the fat cats will end up in the same place as us —fraked— but right now many of us live in a Services economy, so there definitely would be a major ripple effect.

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Everybody gets the shaft. Having lots of money just postpones it for some. The only way it could be survived in a reasonable manner is by imposition of a rigid police state which is why there is one now waiting in the wings to be implemented if necessary. That is no excuse for the police state. The willful destruction of the American economy was staged to justify a police state, but we will all gladly and readily acquiesce if the stuff hits the fan. Economic collapse is like a big hurricane. The victims will take whatever they can get.

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Most of us have been getting the shaft for a very long time. So, we are used to the shaft and we will recover fast. When things come down, fiat money will become worthless. In Asia, most of the money will be backed by gold, silver, or another metal. The rich will get hurt much worse unless they own physical gold and silver; because, the rich don't know how to live without money. If the rich can't buy it, the rich are screwed.

When things come down, there will be between 100,000,000 and 200,000,000 armed people ready to fight the police state in the U.S.. Atleast half of them will be veterans of the armed forces. So, the police state isn't a done deal!

What do you think?

cnnek

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Red PIll

The countries in Asia have many differences and disagreements. But, for the most part, we can work together for our common good and we don't need a police state to maintain order!

I understand that things are different in a service economy! This in going to hurt common people in the short run; but, they will recover within a year or so! When the sh!t hits the fan, the country will be the best place to live; because, you can live off of the land in the country.

What do you think?

cnnek

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Now you tellin' me...

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So, you can go to the mountains or somewhere else! Get yourself a book on edible flora and fauna. For example, worms are loaded with protein and most tree bark is good, too!

What do you think?

cnnek

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I really don't see myself living in a post-meltdown scenario. It's not like my life would have no meaning without material comforts, but I guess I envision myself as one of those Roman senators who would rather die by their own hand rather than witnessing the fall of everything they hold dear —the idea of the Classic civilization and its achievements.

I'll try to live my life, and when the time comes, I hope I have few regrets nagging me. That way, even a life of a single year would look like a great feat :)

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When this is over, there will be much rebuilding to do!. We need to help rebuild!

What do you think?

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I don't know if I could be of much help.

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I think that eveybody can be of help! Don't be so negative. Our best years are in our future!

What do you think?

cnnek

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So, you're actually looking forward to the collapse?

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I don't think that the collapse can be avoided. I'm trying to be positive about the future in the long run!

What do you think?

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Fair enough :)

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What does a Right wing Japanese have for breakfast, anyway?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIVlM435...

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Inannawhimsey

An average Japanese breakfast is regional; but, rice is always part of it. For example, in the Kansai region they don't eat natto. So, in the Kansai region, natto depravation is common!:)

I live in the Kanto region. The average breakfast consists of natto, tofu, mozuku(kelp marinated in vinigar), miso soup, rice, a meat(fish/chicken/etc.), a salad, a glass of fruit juice, a glass of cold coco, and tea. Actually, that's my favorite breakfast; but, it's an average an breakfast in the Kanto region of Japan.

What do you think?

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mmm, sounds healthy and tasty

what's the secret of a good miso soup?

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Inannawhimsey,

There are different types of miso. Dark Miso isn't very salty and lite miso is salty. The liter the miso, the saltier it is. I like dark miso. Get a good quality of the type of miso that you like and mix it with water, kelp, onions, etc.. Miso is easy to make.

What do you think?

cnnek

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Can you make miso from scratch, or do you need to buy miso soup mix first?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=end...

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Inannawhimsey

I've got a recipe somewhere and I have made miso; but, you can't just make miso and eat it. You have to let miso cure. It less expensive and easier to buy miso in a store.

What do you think?

cnnek

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May I just say that I love Japanese cuisine. I'd definitely go for some Miso soup right now!

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I LOVE miso soup. Hard to find good stuff here, unless you pay for it at a decent Japanese restaurant. I remember when I first discovered miso, I was eating teriyaki chicken at a cheap restaurant a Japanese friend was a sushi chef for, and he plonked down a bowl of brown stuff in front of me. I had no idea what it was, and didn't get to ask as my friend went back to work. So I sat there wondering what the heck I should do with this bowl of brown stuff. Eventually my brain figured out the spoon meant it was a soup, and so I tentatively sipped...

It changed my life.

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To whom It May Concern

Most areas with non-native ethnic populations, i.e. Asian, Middle Eastern, etc., have a store or two that sells ethnic foods. This store will sell very good Miso.

I'm happy to hear that both of you like Miso!

What do you think?

cnnek

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Inannawhimsey

I've got a recipe somewhere and I have made miso; but, you can't just make miso and eat it. You have to let miso cure. It less expensive and easier to buy miso in a store.

The miso that I get at local Canadian-Japanese restaurants is some yellowish-floating gunk in a transparent broth with perhaps a bit of tofu chunks and some green onion...what kind is that called?

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Inannawhimsey

You can mix miso with many things. Sometimes I like putting natto in my miso. Based on your discription, it is probably salty.

What do you think?

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I really don't think it is possible to predict what will happen. One likely scenario though is a world war started by the US to distract from the mess and mobilize people behind the flag. Imposition of martial law and shortages of resources are easier to accomplish in a war setting. War or something like it has always been employed to paper over financial debacles. 911 was used to distract the US from impending collapse of the stock market in September of 2001 when the Asian Tigers had gutted the manufacturing base of the US.. The false flag attack and its effect on the market was invoked as an excuse to open the floodgates of cheap credit. Opening such floodgates would have been harder to do as a palliative for market collapse that was structural, but in a declared "national emergency" the excuse was more honorable. We then created a giant credit bubble that allowed the US to kick the can further down the road until 2008 when the system could no longer Ponzi the scheme. Some thing like that will probably be staged again when the markets really begin to unravel. They are unraveling as we speak.

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Hopefully this whole kerfuffle (like I keep saying, universe has a wicked sense of humour and always wants to play with us) will get people to adopt agape, like this empiricist member of an ancient empiricist science of mind and what arises from mind (society, philosophy, science, art, economics, etc etc etc) groks

See video

and stop relying on 'lucky' or 'unconscious' kindness or even living...

again and again reality shows us humans the importance of living in agape...

and you learn how to do this BEFORE the insane stress happens...

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