Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to steven crawford,

    Empathy

    doesnt seem to be dealt out equally among us all. Probably a reason why we ended up with this fucked up system called capitalism as a default here in westworld.
    When we come out of lockdown there will be a scramble to kick start it up again those with the most to lose/most invested will be the Cheer Squad.The cracks have been showing for a while now, they will just be papered over. Cosmetic appearance is all important in a society with little in the way of durability. NZ being away from the centre is a better place to be than in the middle of it.
    We are long due a change, it wont come easily tho

    Just some random thoughts

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore Listening Lounge 2020:…, in reply to steven crawford,

    Cannabis is for children.

    I used to hear the same statement from junkies, delivered in a condescending tone as they heated their spoon

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: MUSIC: Lockdown Grooves,

    Dollar Brand is a goody & Miles did a few film scores which are worth listening too..

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2020: The Listening Lounge, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The act of making tea is quite different in English and Japanese cultures. The meditative zen mastery of the act is usually done in complete silence with the aim of stilling the mind through total concentration on the physical acts performed with the hope the stillness achieved has flow on effects thru ones life.
    Very different from having a bit of a natter, chewing the fat if you will over a cuppa, sorry shared activity
    Book looks good tho
    Bill Mollison a co-founder of Permaculture warned of water becoming a source of conflict 50 years ago, Climate change hadnt hit high gear back then, nor had neo liberalism, which brought on water being sold in plastic bottles. A double disaster.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2020: The Listening Lounge,

    churches foster community.

    Thats one way of putting it and I am quite chill, thanks for your concern, always have been. My greatest happiness is helping others deal with all their life problems

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2020: The Listening Lounge,

    god like creature who have developed spacetime engineering technology

    Whatever!
    We are incapable of taking responsibility for our own actions and will find any reason however fanciful to carry on what we are doing, is the human trait I find least endearing.

    I was hoping tea was some kind of euphemism, before I write the guy off as another dick selling snake oil.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2020: The Listening Lounge,

    Im sure he's a lovely chap, and maybe there is a meditative quality to tea making I dont have any experience in that.
    Theres two broad categories when it comes to making societies "better" not the world please, individual and communal.
    We're pretty much fucked at present communally (in the global sense, and the problems we now face are global) because most of the people in the upper echelons of our societies are "spiritually dead' I put it in scare quotes because it needs much explanation, more than I can be bothered with here.
    And that includes, I would say, all practitioners in the dark arts of the god/worship business.
    And as individuals we are still scared because we still havent found a way to live with " the existential angst of a conscious being aware of its own death" a subject we engage in many activities and spend much money to avoid.
    Or have just forgotten how to live with it and not be arseholes.
    Yeah so the qualities of tea doesnt quite cut it for me. Sorry.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2020: The Listening Lounge,

    pastor and “worship curator”
    As long as he pays tax he can anoint himself with whatever fancy title he wants to

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Cannabis Legalisation and…,

    (assuming retail prices are set around those in the current black market) of $150 to $200

    I hope its lower than that!
    $100 for 14g seems more reasonable to me

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who are the medicinal…, in reply to Craig Young,

    So thats McCoskrie in person? Looks and sounds like your average kiwi bloke type, and then the paranoid, scare mongering spouts forth.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

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