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    Shibboleth. A good word for these times.

    Forums argue over them.

    Definition of shibboleth
    1a: a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning
    the old shibboleths come rolling off their lips
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    b: a widely held belief
    today this book publishing shibboleth is a myth
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    Greetings.

    A band I played with this past weekend at an outdoor party got recorded. Well, most of it.

    I do not know by what fortune, or won't admit to knowing, why the cameraperson, chose to end the video with a close up of me and a grand finale kind of ending, but he did. Last three minutes of video with me singing is heavy focus on me. Rest of the 42 minutes is comprised of the whole band in the scene/picture.

    I get no billing in the title and that suits me. I own the last three minutes.

    Lighthawk is the guitar player and the one who got us into the party.

    We had a good time and it shows. Especially our lady back-up singers.

    I sing the opening song and songs at: 10:00, 18:00, 29;30, 36:45 and 43:00.

    BTW. The audio is great!

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    The same person who recorded the video also took some stills.

    He is a real photographer.

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    Xlent stuff Moddy, just took them 43 minutes to wake up to your style and dudeness with wizard talent.

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    Quote Originally posted by Aianawa View Post
    Xlent stuff Moddy, just took them 43 minutes to wake up to your style and dudeness with wizard talent.
    Thank you for taking a listen. For a throw together band, I was happy with the results.
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    This one is for Lord Sidious.

    Black Sabbath first album. My favorite album of theirs.

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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    This one is for Lord Sidious.

    Black Sabbath first album. My favorite album of theirs.
    It says "Video unavailable".
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    It says "Video unavailable".
    Maybe that's just outside the States? I don't know, it's good here.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    It says "Video unavailable".
    Maybe that's just outside the States? I don't know, it's good here.
    Well, normally it would then say "The uploader has not made this video available in your country", but it simply says "Video unavailable" instead.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Well, normally it would then say "The uploader has not made this video available in your country", but it simply says "Video unavailable" instead.
    Normally yes. It says the same thing here too so maybe it's just some restriction for us Europeans.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
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    It says "Video unavailable".
    Maybe that's just outside the States? I don't know, it's good here.
    Well, normally it would then say "The uploader has not made this video available in your country", but it simply says "Video unavailable" instead.
    Normally yes. It says the same thing here too so maybe it's just some restriction for us Europeans.
    Or maybe the Google employee in charge of the digital restrictions management for this particular video was having a bad day...


    "Video unavailable! Go away, you dirty communist European with your anti-tracking and ad-blocking browser plugins!"

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    Let me riff a little about climate change.

    Geo-political climate change.

    The gp-world is heating up with rumors of nuclear war.

    Economies are receding like Al Gore's oceans.

    The winds of new strategic/political alignments blow fiercely.

    Oh yeah. This climate change is no joke.
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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    Let me riff a little about climate change.

    Geo-political climate change.

    The gp-world is heating up with rumors of nuclear war.

    Economies are receding like Al Gore's oceans.

    The winds of new strategic/political alignments blow fiercely.

    Oh yeah. This climate change is no joke.
    One of the things that bothers me — not "worries" but "bothers" — is the lack of any moderation. Everything is extreme nowadays — and has been for about three decades already. It's like there's no neutral ground anymore, no introspection, no contemplation of options, no nuance. Values have lost their significance and have become merely trigger words and war cries.

    It's all one or the other now, with nothing left in between. And as such — no scaremongering intended — it's as if the whole of humanity is actively pining for confrontation, like a gigantic silo, filled to the brim with a highly explosive gas and begging for a spark.

    I'm not scared. Death does not scare me — in a manner of speaking, I'm already long packed and ready to go. I am however annoyed with the blindness, the stupidity and the lack of responsibility and respect. Mankind doesn't even respect itself, so how could it possibly respect anything else on this planet, or for that matter, the planet itself?


    "When the power of love has overcome the love of power, mankind will know peace."

    (Jimi Hendrix)


    But it doesn't look like that's ever going to happen. As long as there are power structures — whether they be socio-political, geopolitical, financial-economic, religious or whatever — depraved minorities of all kinds will rule over the benevolent majority and use the great unwashed masses — deliberately kept in ignorance and polarized through propaganda and emotional manipulation — as weapons in their vain and meaningless chess game against each other.

    The human psyche has become rotten to the core.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post

    The human psyche has become rotten to the core.
    Or, has the fruit rotted away to reveal that which always was?
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

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    I enjoy listening to the philosopher, Jason Reza Jorjani.

    I especially enjoyed the early part of this video where Jason explains the philosophy 'tree'. With ontology or creation story is the root of the tree.

    Ethics derives from ontology.

    Thanks to Chester/Sam for posting this a PA so I could find it.

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