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06-04-2017, 06:26 PM - 1 Like   #36946
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Let's have a lament so not to forget all the innocent lives taken in terrorist attacks.

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At the present time we are suffering losses. But I grew up with the history. One hundred years ago when the army attacked they would lose 10,000 men , or more, on the first day of a battle. Now the news treats it as a national disaster when one soldier is killed. 75 years ago fleets of up to 1,000 planes delivered bombs to cities targeting factories. The collateral damage and deaths were great. Since then all our wars have been in someone else's country so we have seen war as something conducted by the professionals, probably not our own relatives, and we do not see ourselves as potential targets of war. Driving here is still much more dangerous than the threat of being a victim of these things.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
At the present time we are suffering losses. But I grew up with the history. One hundred years ago when the army attacked they would lose 10,000 men , or more, on the first day of a battle. Now the news treats it as a national disaster when one soldier is killed. 75 years ago fleets of up to 1,000 planes delivered bombs to cities targeting factories. The collateral damage and deaths were great. Since then all our wars have been in someone else's country so we have seen war as something conducted by the professionals, probably not our own relatives, and we do not see ourselves as potential targets of war. Driving here is still much more dangerous than the threat of being a victim of these things.
Very true. The world has never been a safer place than it is now - we just get news of what goes on in graphic detail into our homes in a way never seen before in history, and that makes all the bad stuff feel closer than before. E.g. the number of terrorist attacks in Europe was much higher in the 70ies and 80ies than it is now.

Not that that is much comfort to those harmed by despicable and cowardly killings, nor make those killings any less serious.
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Got an email in my spam folder this morning with a heading of:
Senior Hosing
The unclicked link in the email said something about Senior Housing.
Pretty sure the header was more correct.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Senior Hosing
The unclicked link in the email said something about Senior Housing.
Pretty sure the header was more correct.
That's what I got in my hiney last week...a senior hosing. That damn needle was the size of a garden hose, and my butt is still sore.

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That's what I got in my hiney last week...a senior hosing. That damn needle was the size of a garden hose, and my butt is still sore.
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That's what I got in my hiney last week...a senior hosing. That damn needle was the size of a garden hose, and my butt is still sore.

Regards!
not trying to stimulate tawdry digressions, I must ask..didn't they tell you to rub the knot until the swelling subsided?
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...I didn't listen to it...
well then listen to this it will cure what ails ya!

while looking for term for "fear of bagpipes" that wasn't merely derisory. I found this...


since they are german perhaps he's playing a dudelsack
you can't hate a dudelsack in a metal band...can you?

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I think Otis needs to have a little talk with his army.

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I like resonator guitars, though to many it is an acquired taste (like bagpipes?)

my first was a used regal I picked up in shop in north Carolina
it has a nice enough voice that it covers up my crap playing

when I saw my first chrome-plated bell brass resonator my inner magpie kicked in and I was in lust
then I read an interview with a bluesman who said he used metal guitars because in the inevitable bar fight he had a reliable instrument/weapon that wouldn't fail him at an inconvenient moment

frankly...I was hooked

one Christmas I got a very heavy and very large box full of joy...
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well then listen to this it will cure what ails ya!

while looking for term for "fear of bagpipes" that wasn't merely derisory. I found this...

Ragnaröek - Spielmann - YouTube

since they are german perhaps he's playing a dudelsack
you can't hate a dudelsack in a metal band...can you?
Post of the day.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
well then listen to this it will cure what ails ya!

while looking for term for "fear of bagpipes" that wasn't merely derisory. I found this...

Ragnaröek - Spielmann - YouTube

since they are german perhaps he's playing a dudelsack
you can't hate a dudelsack in a metal band...can you?


Those pipes are different than Bert's.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
I like resonator guitars, though to many it is an acquired taste (like bagpipes?)

my first was a used regal I picked up in shop in north Carolina
it has a nice enough voice that it covers up my crap playing

when I saw my first chrome-plated bell brass resonator my inner magpie kicked in and I was in lust
then I read an interview with a bluesman who said he used metal guitars because in the inevitable bar fight he had a reliable instrument/weapon that wouldn't fail him at an inconvenient moment

frankly...I was hooked

one Christmas I got a very heavy and very large box full of joy...
That looks similar to the one on the Dire Straits album cover.
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That looks similar to the one on the Dire Straits album cover.
I almost posted the same thing.
Money for nothing is a favorite, but strangely I don't care for much of their other stuff.

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well then listen to this it will cure what ails ya!

while looking for term for "fear of bagpipes" that wasn't merely derisory. I found this...
I tried a bit of that, instant headache and feel like kicking the dog.
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