Open Thread WE 12 JAN 22 ~ Coexistence


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For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

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Beautiful Coexistence

Half of the morning sky holds the night,
as the moon in the semi-darkness still gives its light.
But on the other side of the heavens,
dawn is awakening.
With a glorious pink and orange sunrise.
What a delight to my eyes!
Night and day in the same sky.
Coexisting.
For all to see.
Darkness and light are sharing the canopy.

Coexisting.

Like the winter moon in the dark,
and the sunrise awakening the dawn.
Coexisting.
In the same sky.
At the same time.

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Being able to coexist in a diverse society doesn't seem like a difficult proposal. What is it going to take for us to pull together as a species to wrestle down the difficulties of the world? Seems the solutions the PTB are pushing: war, resource scalping, financial strangulation etc. are not working out so well. Drop your ideas in the suggestion box below.

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Open Thread so no need to limit your comments to the above topic. Please save the Covid discussions for the Dose. Thanks.

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Credits ~

sculpture by Kang Dong Hyun Forest of Coexistence
stainless steel and urethane paint; Korea
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/animal-sculptures-by-kang-dong-hyun/

edited poem by The Faithful Dreamer; Canada

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Lookout's picture

Coexistence sounds like a good idea. TPTB are not interested and their megaphone constantly divide with Russia, China, the unvaxed, ...BAD!

I'm with John...blow up your TV.

I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve.

It is easy to coexist with nature.
Thanks for the OT!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout

and plant the pits!
Coexisting with nature is easy
compared to some species.
Enjoy your day LO.

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@QMS

a favorite band, and a favorite track:

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

Went down to 9 degrees F last night. Brrrr.

the halcyon daze of Obummer Wink

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@QMS @QMS @QMS @QMS Los Lobos playing on the WH Lawn.

John Hodgman qizzing Obama at the WH Correspondents Dinner about his knowledge of Dune.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW7OPByRGDY

The yearly Book recommendations. The highlighting of music movies American Entertainment industry . Do you remember the Inaugural Concert? The oratorical skills. The vast displayed level of info and the ability to answer the most complicated questions with grace and precision.

No wonder I was starry-eyed and utterly besotted for so long. Clearly that was the Plan and it sure worked on me.

That was then and this is now.

All that Obama razz ma tazz left us with very little that is lasting and positive for our country. Unless you manufacture weapons and profit from war. All that is stronger than ever.

The Corporations consolidated their power while I was sleeping.

Trump brought us Kid Rock and Matt Gaetz and Biden is shouting at a public who has no interest in what he is screaming about.

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NYCVG

@NYCVG

shaking his fist at the clouds?
The tired bit is he hasn't the where with all
to self reflect enough to realize he is being used
like toilet paper by the PTB while they defecate on
the rest of us. I guess it is coexistence in a (not very good) way.

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@QMS during the speech yesterday but found out this morning that he was pounding the podium.

Senile old man entirely out-of-touch with reality? Yes, I think so.

When the 4 most prominent people who worked to register and get out the vote in Georgia to elect Ossof and Warnock do not join you for a Voting Rights speech are notably Absent, it would be time for a functioning adult to reconsider whether that speech should be happening.

Which four? Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossof, Raphael Warnock and Andrew Yang who spent 6 weeks living in Georgia registering Asians and encouraging them to come out for Biden. whcih they did in big numbers. (Not that Yang would be welcome anywhere by Biden or here, either, for that matter.)

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NYCVG

and behind a pay wall, mostly, but if the Wall Street Journal thinks this is possible, I need to shoot myself, twice.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-2024-comeback-president-bid...

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@Snode

I'll downright enjoy watching the republican (almost certain to be Trump, of course) win. And I say that as a non-republican.

And then I'll probably join you in the ballistic initiation into the choir invisible. Three times, maybe... (;-)

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

@Snode . For sure. How can the voting citizenry see this as anything but a huge joke and/or a form of torture. The non-voters can bring out the popcorn and watch the whole idiot show.

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Obama fooled a lot of people, me included. You have to put it in perspective. After Bush, who could barely put three words together, and that old crone, Hillary scolding us like children, Obama seemed like a reasonable alternative.

I also watched that senile, old man screaming yesterday. As someone who used to work for a non-profit which had a contract to provide services to the elderly to keep them in their homes, I have met a lot of seniors. I do not claim to be an expert but no one will ever convince me that doesn't need to be in an old folks home.

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@Enchantress

Dave Mason ..

nothing personal ..

just a great tune

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Suggestions? I don't have any for anyone else because I really don't know what to say. For myself though, I have many suggestions....I'll go with one... 'do your best (which isn't very good), with what ya got (which isn't very much).

But sersly, thanks for the OT (and the dose) all this is on my mind. Seems we are winding down to a place where things are really going to get interesting and bumpy.

Hope you are well up there in the North Country. I know you're staying warm 'cause you have that cool wood oven and you know some good jambalaya recipes. Smile

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@randtntx

do the best with what ya got
sounds about as reasonable as anything

Yeah, going to light a fire and let the good times smoke.
The whole rhetorical question of best ways to approach a
reasonably sane coexistence is just brain candy. Think what
you want, what you can do, what works and go from there.

Good luck!

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@QMS , that sort of brain candy. It is far superior to most things (especially the sugary stuff) and certainly a necessary prerequisite to helpful solutions.

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@randtntx

take a load off

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@QMS , to tie this song in with your dark/light theme...but it kinda goes. Plus it's just good.

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@randtntx

Ain't no stretch ..
Fun music!

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enhydra lutris's picture

continuum. Thanks for being --

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

zed2's picture

+ video, this is beautifully done, Enjoy

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zed2's picture

God Damn, Lets dig the Dems grave deeper than ever. You see their scheme is so "NASTY" as Trump put it that they cant tell ANYBODY about it, they can only trust a few people to be evil enough to actually follow it. That leaves a very short list of potential candidates. Really its VERY short! It must be.

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