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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Bless » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:18 pm

Anybody else read the recent article about Larry and Obama in the New Yorker (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/1l9j4GC
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby BBadger » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:38 pm

It'd be nice if you linked to a non-subscription article.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:41 pm

Yes
clear proof of the way it is working

and it is available to all

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Bless » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 pm

The New Yorker is very fussy about its online accounts. Should I retype it? Is that against any ePlaya rules?
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:50 pm

Eplayans are even/ever more fussy

you did it just fine ..Bless

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 pm

are you doing the dcnot camp this year

awesome structure and peeps last year

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Bless » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:04 pm

Probably not, I have my own crew from Sonoma. But I spent a lot of time at DCnW and 88 last year and know a lot of the camp members. Are you part of DCnW? Are you from DC?
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby aserendipity » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:46 am

Anats love camp for many years ...they have different hours so I always wonder if maybe
live in Marin still hoping for local

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:48 am

this just in.

friday Jan 10th:

"The first person in North America to die from the rare H5N1 virus was a woman in her late 20s, the World Health Organization says. The victim of the avian or bird flu died a week after returning from visiting family in China, according to Public Health Agency of Canada officials, who refused to release the patient’s age, gender or hometown, other than saying she was not from Edmonton. The woman was in her late 20s, a WHO spokeswoman confirmed Thursday afternoon. The victim was suffering from “fever, malaise and headache” aboard two Dec. 27 flights from Beijing to Vancouver and Vancouver to Edmonton. She checked into hospital on New Year’s Day, then died Jan. 3 in an intensive care unit in an Edmonton hospital. She had a severe inflammation of the brain and linings. Based on an interview with a WHO medical officer, CTV News reported that the woman went to hospital on Dec. 28, only to be sent home the next day because she didn’t have a cough. Of the 649 confirmed cases of H5N1 worldwide in the past decade, the majority have been in Asia."
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:50 am

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Bless » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:03 pm

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:55 pm

he's got moves, like jagger...
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:50 pm

Once I noticed I was on fire, I decided to relax and enjoy the fall™
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:02 pm

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/worl ... 767952.cms

A man in the Central African Republic (CAR) ate another man's flesh to seek
"revenge" for the murder of his family.

The man who called himself Mad Dog was a member of a Christian mob who attacked
a Muslim man in the capital Bengui, according to the BBC. Mad Dog explained he
was angry because Muslims killed his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her
baby.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl ... r/4462913/

DUBLIN (AP) — An Italian man allegedly cut open his Dublin landlord's chest and
tried to eat his heart following a fight over a chess match.

Saverio Bellante, 34, was charged Monday with murder. Police say he admitted his
guilt after being arrested Sunday at the home he shared with Tom O'Gorman, a
policy researcher for a conservative Catholic think tank in Ireland.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby tatonka » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:32 am

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winners never quit , quitters never win

4 wheels move the body , two wheels moves the soul

Music is the great healer of the soul
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:14 am

How about that X cop that went out to his car and got a gun into a popcorn fight in FA.

I got a gun.. I got to kill some one..
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Bless » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:36 pm

The New Yorker
January 13, 2014
Principled
by Lizzie Widdic

As 2013 wound to a close and dismal year-end assessments poured in on the performance of the Obama Administration—the N.S.A. surveillance scandal, the botched Obamacare rollout—the President was looking for idea men. His move was to fly in a cadre of brainy Silicon Valley types. But he might have also dropped by Harlem, where a fund-raiser for the Burning Man Project, the nonprofit spinoff of the annual arts festival and bacchanal in the Nevada desert, had taken on a chin-stroking air. “You know what I’m really interested in?” Larry Harvey, the festival’s founder, said, in his remarks onstage. “Governance.”

Burning Man is no Model U.N., but as a congregation of self-appointed outliers in silly hats it was a forerunner of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. The festival began in 1986, when Harvey and friends burned a generic human-shaped effigy on the beach in San Fransisco, but in recent years it has acquired an establishment vibe, in part because of its role as a laboratory for social organization. This year, it attracted sixty-eight thousand people, who lived for a week in a tent-trailer-and-motor-home civilization, which has its own gift economy (there is no money allowed, except for buying coffee and ice), airport, law enforcement, emergency services, and electric grid.

Harvey spoke about the festival's global ambitions. Burning Man is guided by what initiates call the Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy. These ideas, Harvey suggested, might one day form the basis of a new world order: Burners have helped revitalize downtown Las Vegas and met with members of the Australian government. "We're planning for a hundred years," Harvey told the crowd. "If we can govern the way we want, then what we've all experienced"—at Burning Man—"will become a very common experience." He concluded that "when the world comes to a crisis—and we know it's coming"—that's when the Burner knowledge will come in handy.

But what wisdom could our government take from Burning Man right now? The fund-raiser was held at a swanky converted church owned by a man named Michel Madie. "I'm a healer," said Madie, who had a white goatee and wore a top hat with a peacock feather. "My work is soul boxing." He is also a successful real-estate broker, whose firm handles hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. Madie said he would not advise the federal government to adopt a gift economy. "The idea that Burning Man is anti-capitalist is totally incorrect," he said. "You have to have a pretty hefty amount of money to go there and enjoy it. I think capitalism is promotion of self, and so is Burning Man."

Marceau Guerin, a Ph.D. student researching tree physiology at Columbia, said, "To Obama, I would say, 'Come have a look.' It's about the crazy hidden part of people." Matt Goldberg, the former C.E.O. of Lonely Planet, said, "It's about change. I first went out in 2003—he was working in corporate development at the Wall Street Journal. "I came back with renewed energy about how to innovate." A man named Earth offered Obama reflections he'd picked up on the playa: "Talk more to strangers. Truly think that anything is possible." He explained that Earth is his given name—Earth Bennett—and that by day he's a pharmaceutical-ad salesman. When it came to Obamacare, the writer Julia Allison offered a bit of advice: "If people took self-reliance"—one of the Ten Principles—"as a central tenet of health, we'd have people taking really good care of themselves. Since I've been to Burning Man, I haven't gotten sick."

Nina Urban, a psychiatrist at Columbia, does brain experiments on what she calls "party drugs." She said, "I divide the Burning Man population into five subgroups: hippies, raver kids, true artists who want to build something they could not build otherwise, and the technologists who roll in for a few days from the Bay Area. The last group is the one I belong to: the costumers, who want to express themselves by dressing up. Her boyfriend, Jim Glaser, who goes by the name Costume Jim, is the head of Kostume Kult, a group that is a leading participant in SantaCon—the annual parade of drunk people in Santa outfits. Costume Jim shook his head and said, "It grew beyond what we could control."

This served as a reminder: Burning Man doesn't have all the answers when it comes to social organization. The festival is plagued by the same problems that plague American society. In recent years, regulars have complained about the influx of rich celebrities—Sean (Diddy) Combs—and tech-world fat cats: the Winklevoss twins attended, and Mark Zuckerberg choppered in for a day.

An artist named Eric (Knuckles) Forman said that he was over Burning Man. "I'm someone who goes and loves it and then hates it," he said. "And every time I think I'm done with it, it pulls me back."
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:20 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:26 pm

tatonka wrote:
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:27 pm

That cactus grows everywhere here!
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:19 pm

"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:22 pm

At 80 letters, the longest word ever composed in German is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, the "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services".
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Canoe » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:50 am

It was named by the guy with the job title Second Janitorial Assistant - Trainee.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Canoe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:53 am

An oldie, but interesting.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/banan ... 83219.html
Man buys, then gives away 942 lbs. of bananas - and makes a profit:
* "At one stage my living room was stacked from floor to ceiling with 25 cases containing around 3,000 bananas." Mr Calcott then set about giving away the fruits of his labour
* "All I have left are two bunches of bananas for my own consumption"
* "Some people were dreadfully suspicious because they couldn't conceive of anybody giving something away"
* I'm waiting for a special offer on pine-apples
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:35 am

The number one cause of eye damage to dogs is letting them ride in the car with their head out the window, so get em some goggles!
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:46 am

The average person farts 14 times a day releasing a one pint volume of gas.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:57 am

Nice to know I'm above average at something.
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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:08 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: "It's news to me!"

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:52 am

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