Two sexes or ? Gender as a non-binary concept - R_P - Apr 25, 2018 - 8:07pm
 
Trump - kcar - Apr 25, 2018 - 7:18pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - kcar - Apr 25, 2018 - 7:11pm
 
More reggae, less Marley please - R_P - Apr 25, 2018 - 6:59pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Apr 25, 2018 - 4:38pm
 
DARWIN AWARDS! - POST YOUR NOMINATION! - ScottFromWyoming - Apr 25, 2018 - 4:37pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Apr 25, 2018 - 3:44pm
 
Anti-War - R_P - Apr 25, 2018 - 2:32pm
 
Radio Paradise Comments - n4ku - Apr 25, 2018 - 2:06pm
 
RP App for Android - TheKing2 - Apr 25, 2018 - 2:05pm
 
(Big) Media Watch - R_P - Apr 25, 2018 - 12:57pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - sirdroseph - Apr 25, 2018 - 11:41am
 
::it's a dress thing:: - Antigone - Apr 25, 2018 - 11:07am
 
NASA & other news from space - Red_Dragon - Apr 25, 2018 - 10:29am
 
North Korea - kurtster - Apr 25, 2018 - 9:45am
 
Tech & Science - miamizsun - Apr 25, 2018 - 9:41am
 
punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - rhahl - Apr 25, 2018 - 8:24am
 
Music Lessons - rhahl - Apr 25, 2018 - 8:19am
 
Things You Thought Today - ScottFromWyoming - Apr 25, 2018 - 8:10am
 
Annoying stuff. not things that piss you off, just annoyi... - ScottFromWyoming - Apr 25, 2018 - 7:38am
 
Prog Rockers Anonymous - rhahl - Apr 25, 2018 - 7:12am
 
New Music - meower - Apr 25, 2018 - 5:29am
 
Heroes - sirdroseph - Apr 25, 2018 - 4:06am
 
The war on funk is over! - miamizsun - Apr 25, 2018 - 3:57am
 
Live Music - R_P - Apr 24, 2018 - 10:58pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - oppositelock - Apr 24, 2018 - 9:15pm
 
Unusual News - ScottFromWyoming - Apr 24, 2018 - 8:43pm
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos; Please Limit to 510 ... - fractalv - Apr 24, 2018 - 8:21pm
 
Baseball, anyone? - Red_Dragon - Apr 24, 2018 - 7:52pm
 
Private messages in a public forum - haresfur - Apr 24, 2018 - 7:11pm
 
OUR CATS!! - haresfur - Apr 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
RP Daily Trivia Challenge - katzendogs - Apr 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
 
Favorite Quotes - Proclivities - Apr 24, 2018 - 1:35pm
 
Race in America - meower - Apr 24, 2018 - 11:43am
 
songs that ROCK! - ptooey - Apr 24, 2018 - 10:37am
 
The Image Post - kctomato - Apr 24, 2018 - 9:51am
 
Jazz - rhahl - Apr 24, 2018 - 8:12am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - maryte - Apr 24, 2018 - 5:55am
 
Error: Could not retrieve offline list - alvaro - Apr 24, 2018 - 5:21am
 
FLAC Roll Out - marco79cgn - Apr 24, 2018 - 4:16am
 
Counting with Pictures - ScottN - Apr 23, 2018 - 8:49pm
 
TV shows you watch - FourFortyEight - Apr 23, 2018 - 8:21pm
 
Those Lovable Policemen - FourFortyEight - Apr 23, 2018 - 7:53pm
 
One Partying State - Wyoming News - ptooey - Apr 23, 2018 - 5:17pm
 
Permanently twinkling eyes - haresfur - Apr 23, 2018 - 3:44pm
 
Freedom of speech? - Steely_D - Apr 23, 2018 - 3:16pm
 
Celebrity Face Recognition - lily34 - Apr 23, 2018 - 11:17am
 
Humane mouse trap? - miamizsun - Apr 23, 2018 - 5:40am
 
What's Your Dream Job? - haresfur - Apr 22, 2018 - 6:33pm
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - helenofjoy - Apr 22, 2018 - 2:23pm
 
NETFLIX - Alexandra - Apr 22, 2018 - 1:39pm
 
Country Up The Bumpkin - sirdroseph - Apr 22, 2018 - 12:06pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - oldviolin - Apr 22, 2018 - 10:48am
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Apr 22, 2018 - 10:43am
 
What are you listening to now? - SeriousLee - Apr 22, 2018 - 9:22am
 
Celebrity Deaths - islander - Apr 22, 2018 - 7:42am
 
Poetry Forum - Antigone - Apr 22, 2018 - 6:53am
 
Outstanding Covers - rhahl - Apr 22, 2018 - 5:10am
 
The Prince topic - Steely_D - Apr 22, 2018 - 12:00am
 
Syria - R_P - Apr 21, 2018 - 10:54pm
 
Beer - ScottFromWyoming - Apr 21, 2018 - 9:54pm
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - sirdroseph - Apr 21, 2018 - 9:10pm
 
Military Matters - R_P - Apr 21, 2018 - 8:27pm
 
Show Us Your Tats! - Red_Dragon - Apr 21, 2018 - 6:39pm
 
Republican Party - R_P - Apr 21, 2018 - 6:10pm
 
Electronic Music - R_P - Apr 21, 2018 - 5:52pm
 
260,000 Posts in one thread? - SeriousLee - Apr 21, 2018 - 5:34pm
 
RP Oasis...the bar is open. - chagas.carla - Apr 21, 2018 - 2:01pm
 
Back to the 10's - rhahl - Apr 21, 2018 - 8:25am
 
RPeep News You Should Know - islander - Apr 21, 2018 - 8:06am
 
New storage Cache feature - BillG - Apr 21, 2018 - 6:55am
 
Guns - Lazy8 - Apr 20, 2018 - 8:41pm
 
Is the system down? - haresfur - Apr 20, 2018 - 6:36pm
 
Protest Songs - rhahl - Apr 20, 2018 - 4:20pm
 
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Posted: Apr 14, 2018 - 9:56pm

Pahrump-based radio host Art Bell dies at 72 on Friday the 13th, 2018

A big sad.  Listened to him from the mid 90's until his retirement.  I know that he is held in low regard by most here, but a noteworthy passing to some.

An interview by Larry King, another one of my favorite overnight radio talk show hosts, who I listened to for the entire stint of his syndicated run from when there were only 28 stations carrying his show until his retirement from radio.


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Posted: Mar 16, 2018 - 6:32am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
{#Hug}
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 5:49pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overh{#Meditate}ead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
My condolences to you all.
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 4:46pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.

 
{#Meditate}
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018 - 4:35pm

Whenever I hear a champagne cork pop, or have friends over to make a feast together, or see a small plane fly overhead, I will think of you. Godspeed on your next adventure. Much love! Rest in peace, Brice.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 10:16am

 R_P wrote: 


RIP and thank you for all you've done in the world
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 6:45am

I do wish there was a way to embed this, but the track's just not available anywhere else. Click here, and select the song titled Zero G (Flash is required). It's a fun tribute, good tune, and specTACular fretwork.
 
 
Can't play baseball
Can't clean fish
Can't sing opera
But none of us will ever know
The things that Stephen Hawking knows

 
Edit: Should've checked Jalan's FB page first. D'oh!



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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 6:20am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

the thing I took from the book was that it was possible to attain immortality by jumping into a black hole and screaming for help... your cries will be heard for ever.

 

the big red shift

you will eventually meld with the cosmos and recycle at the quarkian level

lol

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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:27am

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i am a form of matter that does not emit light, absorb light, or scatter light

my only interactions are gravitational

obviously that was my dark feeble attempt at word play

but did i? no, but i do look up a lot

heck, i'm lucky to make it out of bed and drag a comb across my head
{#Biggrin}   {#Wave}

 
the thing I took from the book was that it was possible to attain immortality by jumping into a black hole and screaming for help... your cries will be heard for ever.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:22am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:



Did you completely understand the subject matter?

 

i am a form of matter that does not emit light, absorb light, or scatter light

my only interactions are gravitational

obviously that was my dark feeble attempt at word play

but did i? no, but i do look up a lot

heck, i'm lucky to make it out of bed and drag a comb across my head
{#Biggrin}   {#Wave}


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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 5:04am

 miamizsun wrote:

rip stephen

the book, a brief history of time, was a rec by a fellow book club geek

one of the more interesting books that i have read (and re-read)
 


Did you completely understand the subject matter?
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018 - 4:24am

 R_P wrote: 
rip stephen

the book, a brief history of time, was a rec by a fellow book club geek

one of the more interesting books that i have read (and re-read)

don't ask me if completely understood the subject matter 


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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 - 8:52pm

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Obituary 1 - 2
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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 - 12:01pm

Nokie Edwards, influential lead guitarist for the Ventures, dies at 82.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2018 - 6:37pm

 kurtster wrote: 
Respect for a man who had core beliefs and stuck to them, but he wasn't my pastor and I'm an American.
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Posted: Feb 21, 2018 - 5:35pm


Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died
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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 7:49am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have some reading ahead of me.

 
an alternative to violence and war?

that's crazy talk

rip gene 
edit:

watch this and be impressed...


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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 7:29pm

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Gene Sharp, RIP: The Man Who Tried to Take the Violence Out of War

He was one of the world's greatest theorists of nonviolent revolution. But don't call him a pacifist.

The first interview I did with Gene Sharp was for a foreign-policy roundtableback in 2003. He wrote afterward to say he mostly liked the piece but I should please not call him a pacifist again.

This took me by surprise. Sharp, who died last week at age 90, had been a draft resister during the Korean War and an editor of Peace News. He had studied Gandhi's life and work for strategic insights, and he had dedicated his career to showing how dictatorships could be overthrown and invaders repelled nonviolently. That all sounded pretty pacifist to me. What I didn't appreciate was how much Sharp associated the term pacifism with a purely ethical position, and how frustrated he had gotten with so many of the people who embraced the p-word. "I don't condemn people who believe in nonviolence as a way of life," he told me in one of our later interviews, this one conducted as the Arab Spring was surging. "For them, that may be the best they can do. And there are other people who have been witnessing and protesting and being true to their beliefs, who want to know how they can do this most effectively. But they don't always grasp the importance of doing more than that. Not just to witness against the wickedness of the world, but how to change the world."

Meanwhile, most of the people he was learning from weren't pacifists at all. He had searched the historical record for empirical examples of civic resistance, ranging from "rude gestures" to nonviolent strikes and mutinies, even the creation of parallel grassroots systems of governance. He discovered countless case studies all over the globe. The vast majority of people conducting these protests and revolts, he noted, were not ideological pacifists; they were figuring out tactics and strategies on the fly. Sharp, in turn, focused more on how they were fighting than what they were fighting for. In the battle over Jim Crow, his sympathies were with the civil rights movement—he had taken part in a sit-in himself—but when the segregationists used a nonviolent tactic, he made sure to examine that too. After all, someone else might find it useful.

Sharp compiled a long list of those methods, and he developed a theory of power to explain why they worked (and why they sometimes didn't). It's a remarkable body of writing: Sharp is, I think, one of the most essential and underappreciated political thinkers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. No mere armchair theorist, he then set about sharing his findings with dissidents everywhere from Burma to the West Bank. When the next generation of nonviolent rebels came along, they were deeply in his debt. (After the Baltic states gained their independence, one Lithuanian defense minister said of Sharp's Civilian-Based Defense, "I would rather have this book than the nuclear bomb.")



 
I have some reading ahead of me.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 3:16pm

Gene Sharp, RIP: The Man Who Tried to Take the Violence Out of War

He was one of the world's greatest theorists of nonviolent revolution. But don't call him a pacifist.

The first interview I did with Gene Sharp was for a foreign-policy roundtableback in 2003. He wrote afterward to say he mostly liked the piece but I should please not call him a pacifist again.

This took me by surprise. Sharp, who died last week at age 90, had been a draft resister during the Korean War and an editor of Peace News. He had studied Gandhi's life and work for strategic insights, and he had dedicated his career to showing how dictatorships could be overthrown and invaders repelled nonviolently. That all sounded pretty pacifist to me. What I didn't appreciate was how much Sharp associated the term pacifism with a purely ethical position, and how frustrated he had gotten with so many of the people who embraced the p-word. "I don't condemn people who believe in nonviolence as a way of life," he told me in one of our later interviews, this one conducted as the Arab Spring was surging. "For them, that may be the best they can do. And there are other people who have been witnessing and protesting and being true to their beliefs, who want to know how they can do this most effectively. But they don't always grasp the importance of doing more than that. Not just to witness against the wickedness of the world, but how to change the world."

Meanwhile, most of the people he was learning from weren't pacifists at all. He had searched the historical record for empirical examples of civic resistance, ranging from "rude gestures" to nonviolent strikes and mutinies, even the creation of parallel grassroots systems of governance. He discovered countless case studies all over the globe. The vast majority of people conducting these protests and revolts, he noted, were not ideological pacifists; they were figuring out tactics and strategies on the fly. Sharp, in turn, focused more on how they were fighting than what they were fighting for. In the battle over Jim Crow, his sympathies were with the civil rights movement—he had taken part in a sit-in himself—but when the segregationists used a nonviolent tactic, he made sure to examine that too. After all, someone else might find it useful.

Sharp compiled a long list of those methods, and he developed a theory of power to explain why they worked (and why they sometimes didn't). It's a remarkable body of writing: Sharp is, I think, one of the most essential and underappreciated political thinkers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. No mere armchair theorist, he then set about sharing his findings with dissidents everywhere from Burma to the West Bank. When the next generation of nonviolent rebels came along, they were deeply in his debt. (After the Baltic states gained their independence, one Lithuanian defense minister said of Sharp's Civilian-Based Defense, "I would rather have this book than the nuclear bomb.")




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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 - 7:49am

 ptooey wrote:
Mickey Jones

Now, I'd always enjoyed him as an actor, but I had no idea about the drumming. Amazing -



 
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