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by Ego
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 860
Views: 126472

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Cafeteria Catholics. Eclectic ERE. Some cafeteria Catholics pick and choose the parts that work for them and ignore the rest. Some eclectic EREists pick and choose the parts that work for them and ignore the rest. Some cafeteria Catholics don't actually believe in God. Some eclectic EREists don't ac...
by Ego
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@davtheram12, I have to admit, I would have never guessed that those old TVs have any value. Nice! Among the bags of clothing from the weekend Mrs. Ego found a small gold gift box. She keeps a selection of trash-picked gift boxes, gift bags, wrapping paper, bows and other clutter (my opinion) in one...
by Ego
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 699
Views: 178941

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Does the purchase of the house at a discount make you somehow more obliged than others to care for your aunt? Does it change the dynamic so that others would feel okay about leaving the entire burden on you because you are after all living in her house?
by Ego
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Three massive trash bags full of clothing and other stuff in the trash today. Mrs. Ego went through it with a fine tooth comb. She sorted a few piles. Rags. Keep. Give to the cleaner. Sell. A box full of costume jewelry had these gems. Silver, diamonds and a ruby (I believe). I will take them to the...
by Ego
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Woodworking Skillz Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3416

Re: Woodworking Skills and Tools Thread

I found a Porta Shop today at the swap meet. It is about the size of a regular toolbox and can transform into a bunch of woodworking tools. One of those ingenious post-war inventions made to last forever. Mine is about 55 years old and runs as if it were new. https://www.shiawasseehistory.com/portas...
by Ego
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Christie's and Sotheby's decline my submissions. Oh well.
by Ego
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1807

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

Understood. I sympathize. I've said in other threads on several occasions that a tool is only as good as how the user uses it. If most people inexplicably bashed themselves in the forehead with a hammer whenever they picked one up then we might reconsider handing out hammers. Myers-Briggs comes to m...
by Ego
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1807

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

As someone who uses a wrench as a hammer more than he uses a hammer as a hammer simply because I have more wrenches at hand than hammers, I'd say that if the idea of using a wrench as a hammer hurts you deeply then you probably shouldn't use a wrench as a hammer.
by Ego
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Thanks @davtheram12. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think maybe your neighborhood has beaten my apartment building for the best junk. A young woman had a very dramatic breakup this weekend. She dumped a box full of pink fluffy hearts, trinkets, an empty bottle of Moet and a ceramic unicorn that must hav...
by Ego
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 844
Views: 55306

Re: COVID topic vol 2

CDC Identifies Small Group of Covid-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients This proportion seems very favorable to me! Agreed.... somewhat. The older and less heathy one is, the more it makes sense to vaccinate. OTOH, considering so many of the decisions made during the pandemic used the bel...
by Ego
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1112
Views: 312582

Re: C40's Journal

Wow! Spectacular. C40 turns his attention to something and it blooms. Nice.
by Ego
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 844
Views: 55306

Re: COVID topic vol 2

What narrative ? I could post a thousand examples where the media framed a person espousing thoughtful, mild criticism of our covid response as a Trump supporting, tobacco chewing, capitol invading, inbred, idiot. It is no surprise that.... Frita: Teen, wearing a mask over just one’s chin is a “chi...
by Ego
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 91825

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

I really enjoy living. I do not have a death wish. But if I have to go some time, I'd want it to be something similar to how Aleksander Doba went. It is before 4AM here and I'm getting ready to start my workout. Nonetheless, I propose a toast to Doba. Aleksander “Olek” Doba https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Ego
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Deagel.com Country forescast
Replies: 15
Views: 4121

Re: Deagel.com Country forescast

The rich will not give up their power if they don't have to, and they don't have to given modern military technology. Do you believe the rich are feeling there is a legitimate threat to their power? If Covid showed us anything it showed us just how correct Huxley was though perhaps he didn't realiz...
by Ego
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 7036

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Alphaville wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:17 pm
can the discussion of system integration solve this problem? and if so how?
Can a system that is (meant to be) descriptive of a process solve a problem?
by Ego
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 844
Views: 55306

Re: COVID topic vol 2

You left out the most important.

Think
by Ego
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 844
Views: 55306

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Yes, this is what happens when the people welcome without question the narrative being intubated down the throat of society.
They can't help but to regurgitate it.
by Ego
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@davtheram12, truth be told, I am more of an enthusiast than someone who is knowledgeable. A few of my swap meet friends have encyclopedic knowledge of the mid-level artists that we might find among the piles of junk and can judge at a glance what something is worth. I would be useless without the a...
by Ego
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 685
Views: 176503

Re: Something From Nothing Log

BTW, the reason for my sudden interest in Christies and Sotheby's. I've known Roger for years. He lives in SoCal in the winter and Wisconsin in the summer. Just this weekend he gave a few more hints that allowed me to figure out who he really is..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8T8DrYYEXQ -----...
by Ego
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 844
Views: 55306

Re: COVID topic vol 2

70 is a big number, especially since comparing deaths to serious hospitalizations. Dunno what the current survival rate is in ICU. 78% of all those hospitalized with Covid-19 are obese or overweight. That is all-age hospitalization. What percentage of the younger cohort you mention are obese or ove...