We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Just as a gratuitous side note I have several pieces of furniture purchased in Jakarta in the early 1970's that I paid very few rupiah for that are now (the dining room set) valued at over $25,000 dollars. It was a great country for bargains back then. My brother in law was the US Ambassadors pilot and that helped a wee bit.
You are welcome Habu. Should give a h/t but already forgot where I stumbled across the link. It reads like propaganda (just like the NYT, haha) but heard good propaganda always has some truth.
Do not know much about Indonesia. Know one woman who has her clothing designs manufactured there and did hear her say that doing business there was becoming more and more challenging and difficult for her. What kind of wood is your dining room set? Guessing mahogany.
The furniture is made from Rosewood which is a beautiful, deeply hued wood, and very heavy. I would guess the host and hostess' chairs probably weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 60 pounds..they are heavy.
I just want to go on record as stating that any office pools now forming around the country as to which day on the calendar Barack Hussein Obamas' Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Boothe will materialize are in marginally bad taste.
Farrakhan is a cancer on society with his hate filled, racist, anti-Semitic view of the world.
Obama "denounces" him, but then gets a free pass - in part (dare I say) because there are so many out there that share the racist views of Farrakhan.
And the press is never going to take on Farrakhan, Sharpton or any of the other victimologists who depend on keep the oppressed oppressed so they can have their stature as leaders of the victim class. It is quite perverse.
NOI believes in a mothership? Or mothership? If the former, that's the first interesting thing I've ever heard about them. Is it triangular, by any chance. Art Bell swears up and down one floated over himself and his then wife Ramona in Pahrumps, Nevada quite some time ago. Silent as a sleeping snake. Low down, so low you could almost hit it with a rock, it moved like triangular doom. It may have been from Area 51, but it may have been from Pleides, too. Habu, if you have any more information on this important subject, please post.
I saw a triangular formation in the sky once too. This though was quite high in the night sky. Three 'stars' in perfect triangular formation, drifting over the farm. I watched closely, and the stars that would have been behind it as it passed did not blink out. Later I learned it was three Navy satellites in formation, out on some experiment or other.
If you are not pulling my leg, Habu, belief in a mothership explains alot about the NOI, and, indeed, may be true.
Well I be darned, Habu is right. From a site selected at random through google--
Black people are descended from the 'Shabazz', an alien race which arrived on earth sixty-six trillion(
Trillion!) years ago, and white peole are the result of genetic experiments conducted seven thousand years ago by a misguided scientist called 'Yakub'. Furthermore, gorillas and monkeys were created as a result of genetic engineeing carried out by white people in an attempt to make themselves black again. As on might expect, a Shabazz mothership orbits the Earth at a height of forty miles, and at the time of armageddon, the mothership will obliterate all cities and thus purge the world of the white plague.