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Re: The Human Story

Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Mar 2016 8:11 pm

Hehehe... :)

p.s. A friend of mine down in South Africa sleeps with a Llama 9mm under her pillow. There was a lot of comedic mileage after she first revealed that.
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Re: The Human Story

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Mar 2016 9:11 pm

PNGMK wrote:I feel very macho when I hold my pink pistol though JR8.,


Even with such a small caliber? :devil:

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Re: The Human Story

Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:53 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
PNGMK wrote:I feel very macho when I hold my pink pistol though JR8.,

Even with such a small caliber? :devil:


A pick of some pink plinkers out there... :o :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4144PF8zJgE
'Are you man enough to shoot a pink gun?'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ADcEwH7ck
SCCY CPX-1 9mm PINK PISTOL - A Review from Big 3 East
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9jK94aCLc
'Taurus 738 TCP .380 Pocket Pistol Review Pink'

p.s. Nothing 'Big-cal', but plinking with those can give you bruised palms :wink: :lol: :roll:
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Re: The Human Story

Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:54 pm

- reminds me of ladies who dive with pink SCUBA gear, never quite figured it out.
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Re: The Human Story

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:13 am

I was in the Big Box Sporting goods store Bass Pro in Tampa back in Oct last year, the have a full range of colorful pistols, rifles, semi's and shotguns.

They might be packing. Have special purses for that. Also buckles to let you know as well......

http://www.sheplers.com/Girls-With-Guns ... /41056.pro

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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 4:49 am

We are more than just the labels that other people use on us. Each one of us has our own little story. Told or untold.

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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 04 Aug 2016 1:43 am

I am drawn to these illustration. The insidiousness. Is that even the right word for it? At first, I felt a little downcast but soon enough, the realization that this is all part and parcel of "living". Human civilization goes thru trends and cycles. Not too sure if we need to beat ourselves too much over it. And also for this artist ~ "Cutts makes videos and images that criticize modern life – he states that insanity of humanity is an endless pool of inspiration. " We can still continue to draw inspirations, regardless of our circumstances. Not saying you must, you don't need to. Not trying to tell you what to do.



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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 05 Aug 2016 2:18 pm

Ditto! He said it better than I could. No pain, no gain. It is tough to achieve that balance / equilibrium in life. The Yin and Yang.


THE BEST PART OF A COUNTRY OR CULTURE IS ALSO USUALLY THE WORST.........

Today, Singapore is one of the richest countries in the world. The island is more or less devoid of crime and poverty. When I visit Singapore, I always feel like I’m visiting the future, like what Manhattan should have become. The city is modern, spotless and perfect.

But this appearance of perfection came at a cost. The country is a bit soulless. Everything is designed and catered for financial gain. There’s no history, no identity, no deeper values, no deeper respect for individuals beyond money and productivity.

And so, ironically, what is most impressive and admirable about Singapore, is also what is most depressing about it. It was so driven by necessity to become financially indispensable that it sacrificed its cultural identity in the process.

Each cultural trait has advantages and disadvantages. And the more extreme the cultural trait, the more extreme the advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it’s often the most apparent and obvious aspects of each country’s culture that is both the best and the worst about that country.

For instance, Brazilians often speak proudly of o jeito brasileiro, or “the Brazilian way.” It refers to a typical attitude of being able to cut corners and find the simplest route to success so that one can spend more time relaxing, batting footballs around on the beach, and sipping caipirinhas in the sun. Brazilians take pride in their leisurely ways.

It’s this jeito that gives Brazilians the relaxed and fun attitude that is so attractive to foreigners who visit — nobody parties quite like Brazilians party, and nobody vacations quite like Brazilians vacation.

But this jeito is the same reason why Brazil, as a country, is a freak mess. Nothing works the way it’s supposed to. The government is completely corrupt and the infrastructure is still stuck in the 1970s. It’s both the best and worst thing about Brazilian culture.

The same could be said for Japanese politeness, for Russian bluntness, for German orderliness, and for American consumerism. They’re both the best and worst things about these countries and cultures. And whenever you take on one, you must be prepared and willing to take on the other.



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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 13 Aug 2016 1:41 am

One man's definition of democracy. From the World's Poorest President, lol!

I’m not suggesting we go back to living in caves or straw huts. Not at all. That’s not the idea. What I do recommend is that we stop wasting resources on useless things, on luxurious houses that require six servants to maintain. . . . We can live much more modestly. We can spend our resources on things that are really important for everyone. That’s the real meaning of democracy, the meaning that politicians have lost. . . . In Germany, they escorted me with 25 BMW motorcycles, they put me in a Mercedes-Benz, with doors that weighted 3 tons because of the armoring. What good is any of that?”




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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 22 Aug 2016 1:17 pm

I was googling with search words "best place to visit down to earth community not materialistic" and this came up on the result. Hey Google, are you playing tricks on me?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/arti ... s-suburbs/

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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 14 Nov 2016 8:42 am

A Singaporean who sets up chicken farm in Rwanda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLJgqAukNl0

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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:08 am

The notion of "efficiency" and the obsession with it. Quality and depth vs quantity? And the concept of "being" vs "gaining". A deeply-moving piece of writing.

And this is not merely an intellectual debate. It is the story of human development and history. The story of "us".

And it bothers me when we allow one dominant group to decide and define what is best for the rest of us. It used to be the west and European. I fret as much if China should ascend and impose its hegemony on the rest of the world.

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Re: The Human Story

Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 17 May 2017 1:21 am

Life............


Sometimes, when Lola was young, she’d felt so lonely that all she could do was cry. I knew there were years when she’d dreamed of being with a man. I saw it in the way she wrapped herself around one large pillow at night. But what she told me in her old age was that living with Mom’s husbands made her think being alone wasn’t so bad. She didn’t miss those two at all. Maybe her life would have been better if she’d stayed in Mayantoc, gotten married, and had a family like her siblings. But maybe it would have been worse. Two younger sisters, Francisca and Zepriana, got sick and died. A brother, Claudio, was killed. What’s the point of wondering about it now? she asked. Bahala na was her guiding principle. Come what may. What came her way was another kind of family. In that family, she had eight children: Mom, my four siblings and me, and now my two daughters. The eight of us, she said, made her life worth living.



https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ry/524490/

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Re: The Human Story

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Re: The Human Story

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 17 May 2017 8:23 am

earthfriendly wrote:Life............


Sometimes, when Lola was young, she’d felt so lonely that all she could do was cry. I knew there were years when she’d dreamed of being with a man. I saw it in the way she wrapped herself around one large pillow at night. But what she told me in her old age was that living with Mom’s husbands made her think being alone wasn’t so bad. She didn’t miss those two at all. Maybe her life would have been better if she’d stayed in Mayantoc, gotten married, and had a family like her siblings. But maybe it would have been worse. Two younger sisters, Francisca and Zepriana, got sick and died. A brother, Claudio, was killed. What’s the point of wondering about it now? she asked. Bahala na was her guiding principle. Come what may. What came her way was another kind of family. In that family, she had eight children: Mom, my four siblings and me, and now my two daughters. The eight of us, she said, made her life worth living.



https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ry/524490/


And we perpetuate it today.
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