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58   Ironworker   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 6, 5:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Thank you! Great info! I love Portugal. And it's still an option for me. Great surfing too!
59   Ironworker   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 6, 5:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Thank you Bay area observer. I'm getting tired of Bay Area.

Are you thinking Portugal too?
60   Ironworker   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 8, 8:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Thank you. Yes please pass it along.
61   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 8, 1:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anonymous says
Portugal has always been on my radar as well as numerous locations in Asia


@anonymous:
Can you receive social security and live OCONUS?

What do you do when you need medical attention in Portugal?
62   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 8, 2:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

anonymous says
Can you receive social security and live OCONUS.


This should be disallowed or subject to additional taxes, btw. One of Long's main pillars for his social security program was that retirees would spend the money locally.
63   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 8, 6:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@anonymous thank you for your kind reply. My wife discussed this and mentioned that she thinks you can't do it unless you come back periodically (period of months) to an American address which to me would be an undesirable situation.

I would appreciate your email addy. I might send something since I enjoy reading your comments and posts.

TPB is and has been on my ignore list, I burned out on his miserable carping long ago as Captain Shaddup
64   Sniper   ignore (11)   2017 Oct 8, 8:10pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote        

anonymous says
will be taking a hiatus from here for awhile


Yes, there is a god.
65   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Oct 30, 9:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

WookieMan says
@curious2, I've actually wanted to ask this for a while and I'm sure it may have been asked of you already. Why do you make entire paragraphs and like in the case above, the entire comment a link? I'm not sure I've ever really seen someone do it and just wondering if you have a reason for doing it.

Note: This is why I hate text/written words. I'm not trying to be an ass here if it seems like it. No pun intended, but I'm genuinely curious.


@WookieMan, if you want to ask questions that are off topic, or make comments that are off topic, I encourage you to use this reply thread.

Nobody else has asked me that question. I don't even really understand the purpose of the question.

I link to enable readers to click or tap on the excerpt read the whole story. When I make a whole paragraph or comment a link, the purpose is to show clearly that the words come from an external source, and to encourage reading the whole story.

If you hate written words, then some people might wonder why you spend time in a forum that consists mostly of text, which you hate. Patrick is always trying to grow the site, so if you can bring some other way of communicating online that might draw people who hate words, go ahead. One caveat: I like written words, and I dislike videos that launch by themselves, so if you post random videos auto-playing, I might have to ignore you in order to keep my screen stable.
66   curious2   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 1, 6:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Rew says
the Russian government isn't looking to form.... Putin seeks....


@Rew, you might really like PBS Frontline's latest report on that topic, but contrast it with Oliver Stone's interviews if you have time.

Rew says
You think suddenly the Navy forgot how to steer the boats?


Since you have asked me a direct question, here is what I think:

"USS FITZGERALD

The collision between Fitzgerald and Crystal was avoidable and resulted from an accumulation of smaller errors over time, ultimately resulting in a lack of adherence to sound navigational practices. Specifically, Fitzgerald's watch teams disregarded established norms of basic contact management and, more importantly, leadership failed to adhere to well-established protocols put in place to prevent collisions. In addition, the ship's triad was absent during an evolution where their experience, guidance and example would have greatly benefited the ship.

USS JOHN S. MCCAIN

The collision between John S. McCain and Alnic MC was also avoidable and resulted primarily from complacency, over-confidence and lack of procedural compliance. A major contributing factor to the collision was sub-standard level of knowledge regarding the operation of the ship control console. In particular, McCain's commanding officer disregarded recommendations from his executive officer, navigator and senior watch officer to set sea and anchor watch teams in a timely fashion to ensure the safe and effective operation of the ship. With regard to procedures, no one on the Bridge watch team, to include the commanding officer and executive officer, were properly trained on how to correctly operate the ship control console during a steering casualty.
"

In addition, I think it would be prudent to avoid asking direct questions when you might not like the answers.
67   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 1, 6:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_d327c says
I link to enable readers to click or tap on the excerpt read the whole story. When I make a whole paragraph or comment a link, the purpose is to show clearly that the words come from an external source, and to encourage reading the whole story.

I had no intention of coming across as a jerk. So please don't take it that way. Linking all the text in a paragraph doesn't accomplish that though in my opinion. If I'm using words from an article in my post or comment I'll just do a quote from another user and then copy and paste the content I'm copying from another site, of course deleting the original quote material, and placing the content in between the
tags. That way the content has the typical quote (indented) format that you'd see on most sites. And then just link the source at the beginning or end.

Again, for me this was just a stylistic question. Not saying you're doing it wrong by any means. Your explanation make sense, I'll just be honest that I wouldn't do it that way, but now that you've explained it, I will understand your posts better. Thanks.
68   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 1, 6:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ha! LOL.

Forgot about that.
69   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2017 Dec 28, 6:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anonymous @ 92
Great link!
“I cannot imagine what you are referring to.”
That cracked me up.
I'll be using that when I do something stupid,which is often.

I'll be 69,12/30/2017. I feel like a child most of the time.
That's what happens when one enter their second childhood.
There are 5 to 10 dear? that come to a salt block that are almost pets & a
covey of quail that are getting use to my wife & I.The quail feed at the chicken coop everyday.
They have taken the place of "Miss Piggy".
70   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2017 Dec 28, 6:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anonymous says
Tips for overcoming and neutralizing your confirmation bias


Confirming one's bias is a virtue.
DIE! Democrats & Republicans! DIE NOW!
71   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 28, 6:22pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HEYYOU says
Confirming one's bias is a virtue.
DIE! Democrats & Republicans! DIE NOW!


You really do need a dog. You are losing it. At 69 you will almost certainly outlive even a puppy. Happy Birthday.
73   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 4, 8:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I don't know, lol! I don't use Windows myself so it's hard to even test on it.
74   someone else   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 9, 3:56pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Hi @anonymous I did remove that thread. Insulting the site is insulting me, therefore out of bounds.

If you have constructive comments, I'd love to see them, but simply hating on the site is not doing anyone any good.

Maybe you could try to reach people and figure out why they feel the way they do. Joe Simitian did this brilliantly in his interviews with people who voted for Obama and then for Trump. The answer was that they really didn't want Hillary, especially after she knifed Bernie, and all other considerations were secondary. Simitian was kind of surprised, but it seems pretty obvious to me now.
75   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 20, 11:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@justme and Fivelbsbrowntrout

Thanks for the comments on the following thread: http://patrick.net/post/1314555/2018-03-19-what-caused-fiu-s-bridge-to-fall-more-clues-come-to-light-this-is-the-to-inform-and-to-educate-thread-on-the-subject

Should there be any other of my threads and or comments containing resource links you find useful, it would be prudent to copy and paste those links to your own device for future reference/use.

Such links are based in "ephemerality" due to the nature of the things and I suspect you will be able to figure this all out without me having to spell it out.
76   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 22, 7:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@Patrick. If debt is slavery, we are all slaves given the national and ever expanding debt and we will never know freedom until we either declare national bankruptcy or the country implodes and rises anew like the Phoenix, albeit as something less than a first tier nation.
77   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 22, 8:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
If debt is slavery, we are all slaves given the national and ever expanding debt


Yes, we are all slaves to the national debt.

Even if you won't borrow money yourself, they borrow it in your name and tax you to pay the interest.
78   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 22, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

France defaulted multiple times in the 18th and 19th Century and contested the top 3 spots until WW1, and still is a G8 country today.

It'll hurt the Chinese pretty bad though, all those Treasuries they hold.
79   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 5, 12:50pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This is provided a public service for someone.

How to Remove Urine Stains and Odors from Concrete Floors.

https://bedwettingstore.com/buyers-guide-stain-removers-concrete.html

This should work equally as well to get rid of those stubborn stains and odors on parking slots. Don't have the problem personally but it seems this is a problem in some locales west of the Mississippi.
80   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 May 14, 2:09pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Yes, we are all slaves to the national debt.

Even if you won't borrow money yourself, they borrow it in your name and tax you to pay the interest.


81   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2018 May 14, 3:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Even if you won't borrow money yourself, they borrow it in your name and tax you to pay the interest.


This "they" you speak of, are any Democrats & Republicans that the brilliant electorate choose.
Those that vote against their own best interest get what they deserve. It sad that they are only capable of one of two decision,because there are no others.
Watching FOX,following breitbart & Trump rallies/ CNN,MSNBC & Democratic Underground gives one some great examples of brainwashing.

I do respect ~126,000,000 voters determination to defend their brainwashing.
I'm always looking for the best out of the clever ape.
82   curious2   ignore (1)   2018 May 20, 4:39pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Steve Jobs was a Republican


Actually, all of his political donations were to Democrats, and Apple employees tend to favor Democrats by a huge margin.
83   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 May 20, 5:14pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Patrick says
they borrow it in your name and tax you to pay the interest.

Hence the SOLE reasons (from the bankster's point of view) for the Fed and the income tax. It is no coincidence that both were enacted at the same time.

Pay attention to the bold part below, kiddies. Cause there will be a test later on this.

The Fed exists to create money its owners don't have to loan the money to America to put it into hock. The income tax exists to PAY THE INTEREST (not principle!) on that debt.

It didn't happen over night and those pesky politicians paid down the vast debt the nation built up during WWII. BUT, after dumping the gold standard unleashed the Monster of Usury, the plan kicked into high gear and we have been living under it ever since.
84   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 May 20, 5:20pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It's all about forcing people to labor for the benefit of the top 0.001%.

The British were having a hard time getting East African pastoralists to be obedient servants in the 1800's until they imposed a tax on all of them, payable in British silver coins only. Where were cow herders going to get British silver coins? Only by working for their British masters.

We basically have the same thing today. Everyone needs Federal Reserve Notes to pay taxes of various kinds. The only source of these Notes is the Fed. Therefore, everyone indirectly works for the Fed, which is a private corporation, not the government.
85   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 May 20, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Patrick says
It's all about forcing people to labor for the benefit of the top 0.001%.

The British were having a hard time getting East African pastoralists to be obedient servants in the 1800's until they imposed a tax on all of them, payable in British silver coins only. Where were cow herders going to get British silver coins? Only by working for their British masters.

We basically have the same thing today. Everyone needs Federal Reserve Notes to pay taxes of various kinds. The only source of these Notes is the Fed. Therefore, everyone indirectly works for the Fed, which is a private corporation, not the government.


Yup. Stefan Molyneux first became a big name on the internet because of his Youtube lecture The Story of Your Enslavement.



This is why the plantation owners actually came out ahead after the slaves were freed and the sharecropping system was implemented.

And why future tech that allows people to become more autarkic -- either in small groups or individually -- will NOT be popular with the PTB. Because more individual ownership/control of the means of production = less monetization of economic activity. Less monetization of economic activity means less revenue from 'human farming'...both private and governmental.

So, the ability for a small group of people to GO GALT! via bootstrapping up an Atomically Precise Manufacturing facility that could produce everything one would need for food, power, clothing, transportation, housing and even -- eventually -- most health care, will not go down well with the Big Boys. Oh they could care less about the less valuable human slaves (welfare recipients, for example). Let them live in favellas under the freeway overpasses for all they care. But the productive folks who decide to stop being good, hardworking debt/tax slaves....no way, Jose!
87   curious2   ignore (1)   2018 May 31, 1:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says
online ugliness promoted by Russian trolls some of which possibly occur as comments here on Patrick.net by people (I ignore) posing as programmers.


Here is a partial list of examples of online ugliness promoted on PatNet by a person posing as a math teacher. Is that a Russian troll?
89   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 6, 2:47am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

curious2 says
The term "narrow" applies to the opinion itself, not the vote count:


Of course one has to "assume" the readers actually read beyond the headlines which as this forum confirms on a daily basis is far from the case.

Read headlines, jump to conclusions and proclaim MAGA and Winning !
90   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 12, 5:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@Patrick - how come I am unable to log in right now unless I ask for my password and then get a link sent to my email ?
91   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 12, 7:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Huh, that should never happen.

It does set a new password when you get that link set and display a message like this:

Your password is ${ password } and you are now logged in

Did you use the new password?
92   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 2:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
It does set a new password when you get that link set and display a message like this:

Your password is ${ password } and you are now logged in

Did you use the new password?


@Patrick. I am getting logged in however I am not seeing anything to indicate what the new password is and no way to check it on the profile details as well.
93   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 17, 11:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@Patrick. If you can somehow go in and alter the title of the thread on house flipping, that would be good. There are now more than 3 articles on the entire. thread.

The real estate news on Seoul I put on the flying below the radar thread is telling but not because of any Trump-Kim effect.

This has been something that has been a long time coming and is going to ripple out across the region and has been in parts of Singapore, Malaysia etc...
94   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 17, 11:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Which thread do you mean? You should be able to edit the title of any thread you created.
96   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 17, 12:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Progressive Insurance is owned by a "commie" because someone donates to the ACLU but a Sharia Saudi Prince with a stake in Faux news is okay - go figure. The home of Hannity etc. and the only non-fake news out there.
97   curious2   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 20, 2:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says

My politics have already been hijacked by reality. I used to be a leftist true believer who just could not understand how the right was so easily manipulated. Then I started understanding the fundamental self-interest and fears which drive the surface rationalizations on both sides


#MeToo. I remember even signaling virtue by approving of Red Ken's Muslim schools in London, mainly because Margaret Thatcher opposed them. I see now she was right about them.

Many years ago, there was a saying that the further a person is from events, the more likely he is to believe the press coverage; conversely, the nearer to events, the more likely he is to see the errors in the press coverage. I tried to find the exact quotation, but it is buried now under a haystack of recent articles about fake news. BTW, Scott Adams had a really good comment on fake news, balancing outright falsehoods that fool small audiences vs mainstream presentations that are cherry-picked and spun to mislead mass audiences.

In the USA, major parties function similarly to TV networks, aggregating audiences and selling them to corporate sponsors. If you watch the evening "news," you can see a series of misleading stories promoted by public relations firms, interspersed with advertisements for products that would probably make you worse off.

An interesting documentary on the global arms industry included an interview with an arms dealer who said politicians are mostly mid-level sales executives for arms manufacturers. During the Obama administration, a commerce department official proclaimed himself proud that America had 60% of the global arms export market.

Personally, I am either blessed or cursed with a sharp memory. I remember candidate Obama campaigning against "Hillary's Plan," now called Obamacare. I remember Democrats voting against that plan, and voting for him instead. Then, I remember seeing Democrats spin 180 degrees to embrace "Hillary's Plan," now called Obamacare, or Obamneycare, since even President Obama admitted it was the same thing as Romneycare. The Romneycare data disproved all the Democrats' promises about what Obamacare would do: Democrats promised insurance premiums would go down due to fewer emergency hospitalizations, but Romneycare showed both premiums and emergency hospitalizations went up. (Medicare data show most of Medicare's emergency hospitalizations result from Rx drugs, and a PatNet user recounted his own experience going to a hospital emergency room due to a prescribed SSRI.) As I saw Democrats spin 180 degrees, saying the opposite of what they had said just a year before, I saw partisan identity persuaded people much more than obective reality, no matter how thoroughly proved.

Scott Adams wrote about that too, predicting President Trump would change people's perceptions of reality itself. He wrote that people are not evolved to perceive objective reality; people are evolved to believe whatever illusions enable them to survive and reproduce, and those tend to involve agreeing with the tribe.

After seeing through the Democrats' suddenly changed position on health care, I started to see other problems too, e.g. Democrats' support for Islam. Hillary Clinton started the "tradition" of White House iftar dinners, around the same time the Clinton administration bombed America's Serbian allies on behalf of KSA and other Petrodollar states. Russians tried to point out that the Serbians had been allies of the USA during WWII, while the Bozniaks had joined the Nazi SS, but Petrodollars talk louder than history. The Serbs got bombed and prosecuted as war criminals, Islam retained its European territory, and the Clintons and their foundation received tens of million$ of Petrodollars from KSA. Spreading Islam is 180 degrees opposite to everything "liberal" Democrats claim to believe in, and yet it is the policy of the Democratic party.

But now even President Trump, possibly the first President to speak candidly about Islam since John Quincy Adams, celebrated an iftar dinner.

In 1968, at the height of the illegal war in Viet Nam, Gore Vidal said there was no difference between the two major parties because they both get their money from the same sources. At this point, Democrats are more likely to identify as "liberal", and Republicans are more likely to identify as "conservative", but both parties seem neither liberal nor conservative. Two Presidents in a row have doubled the national debt, and the current incumbent seems likely to do the same if he can. Republicans increased federal power with the "Patriot Act", and Democrats went even further with Obamacare. Both parties agree on what matters most to them: consolidate their own power, including especially in the form of revenue/spending.

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