Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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  1. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I distinctly remembering the phrase, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." when I was still in elementary school, not later than fourth grade, probably earlier. It didn't sound unreasonable to an 8 year old but that was before I'd developed a full awareness of socialism, communism, and of course, the corrupted poison spewed from the ass of Karl Marks. But at that time I had some notion of capitalism, freedom, democracy, etc.

    Communism (and socialism, its little brother) both rely heavily on nice sounding platitudes that serve as a coat of paint over some very ugly and destructive ideas.

    Yes, it appears there was some attempt on the part of SOMEBODY to indoctrinate me to form a favorable viewpoint toward socialism and communism. But it absolutely did not take.

    Even at that age, the left-leaning preachings of Dr. Seuss seemed every bit as silly to me as the rhymes and the pictures. I saw all those books as entertaining fiction, and dismissed the socialist messages they taught as being idealistic nonsense that only works in a fantasy world.

    Yes, we should tolerate other people. But in the real world, it's not stars on our bellies that make us different. The differences can be much more fundamental regarding the way we think.

    This is why I don't get along with hardcore leftists. Not at all. We have no common ground once we get past basic needs and wants. It's also why political discussions are a bad idea on the internet.
     
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    Are the rails bending?
     
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    Apparently.
    seems to be an epidemic lately.

    Simple sh!t often gets miscontrued.
    Perhaps the season change.
     
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    Well, Sunday I went to the Tobacco Root mountains to shoot muzzleloading rifles and pistolas.

    I saw some beautiful mountains, a beautiful valley, some prickly pear cactus, and a few deer. Hit about half the targets.

    Fun day! :D
     
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    That's a good start, but like what about all the stuff from when you were 7 up until now so far? Tell us about that.

    I always wanted one of those 9' tall Arizona desert prickly cacti in my house. But I live in New York and I'm afraid there's only 28 or 36 minutes of sunlight a year here.
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    Definitely not Mars
    and not even the moon
    cause the belt will kill you like a goon
     
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    Would you launch with a rooster?
    Would you travel with a crow?
    Would you venture out in rain or sleet or snow?
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    I would not launch with a rooster. [​IMG]
    I would not travel with a crow. [​IMG]
    Though every inner child loves to play in the rain or sleet or snow. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm planning a book about that! :lol:

    I think the cacti you're referring to is a Sauguero, like the ones at Organ Pipe National Monument, they are the tall ones..Prickly pear is pretty short by comparison, also a LOT pricklier! Ya DON'T want to step on one! :shock:

    Also, since prickly pear clumps are a preferred place for rodents to make their nests, rattlesnakes like to lie in wait around them, hoping to ambush a meal.

    Ya don't want desert rats and rattlers moving into your home! :nono:

    "I don't want rattlers in my home,
    I'd rather have a garden gnome."
     
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    I've always been a Fox in Sox guy.

    The places I will go?
    Recently I went to my outdoor toilet and saw a beetle in a bottle.

    If I had ready access to a poodle and some noodles I could have staged a scene from Fox in Sox.
     
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