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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby noddy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:39 am

It is brutal, brutal, brutal. Though probably not the worst thing I've been apart of- that will always belong to this couple who hired me to write with/record for them. I have hours of them having very uncomfortable marital arguments and proselytizing me to become some sort of neopagan vegan. I cut thing off and gave them back their money, just to get away from the crazy.
It's a shame 'cause the wife could really sing- like a once in a lifetime voice you come across that isn't already a professional singer in some capacity.


several lifetimes ago (aka the early 1990's) i was in an original punk-funk-jazz band thing that played the local pubs and recorded a few dodgy albums.

too much crazy, too many egotistical psychos, too much struggling, tho i do miss writing music, its amazing when you are in the zone.

as for news from me, australia is pretty much in full recession now, i live week to week expecting my main contract to go away and when it does ill be dropping all the expenses out of my life like internet.
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Hoping this bypasses you........

Postby monster_gardener » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:22 am

noddy wrote:
It is brutal, brutal, brutal. Though probably not the worst thing I've been apart of- that will always belong to this couple who hired me to write with/record for them. I have hours of them having very uncomfortable marital arguments and proselytizing me to become some sort of neopagan vegan. I cut thing off and gave them back their money, just to get away from the crazy.
It's a shame 'cause the wife could really sing- like a once in a lifetime voice you come across that isn't already a professional singer in some capacity.


several lifetimes ago (aka the early 1990's) i was in an original punk-funk-jazz band thing that played the local pubs and recorded a few dodgy albums.

too much crazy, too many egotistical psychos, too much struggling, tho i do miss writing music, its amazing when you are in the zone.

as for news from me, australia is pretty much in full recession now, i live week to week expecting my main contract to go away and when it does ill be dropping all the expenses out of my life like internet.


Thank You VERY Much for your Post,

And for your posts........

VERY sorry to hear this news.......

Hope this does not come to pass.......

Your posts are greatly appreciated.......

Your friend,
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby noddy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:58 am

nar, be happy for me because it means i finally got out of the fire economy middle class rat race and got a stable foothold in the middle of nowhere :)
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Re: Hoping this bypasses you........

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:26 am

monster_gardener wrote:
noddy wrote:
It is brutal, brutal, brutal. Though probably not the worst thing I've been apart of- that will always belong to this couple who hired me to write with/record for them. I have hours of them having very uncomfortable marital arguments and proselytizing me to become some sort of neopagan vegan. I cut thing off and gave them back their money, just to get away from the crazy.
It's a shame 'cause the wife could really sing- like a once in a lifetime voice you come across that isn't already a professional singer in some capacity.


several lifetimes ago (aka the early 1990's) i was in an original punk-funk-jazz band thing that played the local pubs and recorded a few dodgy albums.

too much crazy, too many egotistical psychos, too much struggling, tho i do miss writing music, its amazing when you are in the zone.

as for news from me, australia is pretty much in full recession now, i live week to week expecting my main contract to go away and when it does ill be dropping all the expenses out of my life like internet.


Thank You VERY Much for your Post,

And for your posts........

VERY sorry to hear this news.......

Hope this does not come to pass.......

Your posts are greatly appreciated.......

Your friend,

MG



Seconded, noddy, seconded

In Canada there is so many places that have open WiFi, many coffee shops (Starbuck, London Drug, etc) and many hot spots, Am sure in Australia too have many

pls stay with us

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:48 pm

.

Anybody heard of "Monster" lately ?

Interesting to know what he says about Trump election

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Typhoon » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:48 pm

Back in the US.
Back in the US.
Back in the US of A.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:32 pm

Typhoon wrote:Back in the US.
Back in the US.
Back in the US of A.

Welcome back! Do we seem any different? One thing you might notice is that almost all prepackaged food sizes were reduced in 1Q 2016. 16 oz pkg were reduced to 12 oz, etc. The US does not count food in inflation figures, so this appears as growth in GDP. Thanks, Obama.

Keep up with bitcoin. It's up about 40 % this year. Assuming you want to gift/endow relatives, this is a serious option to consider.

Anyway, knowing we are on common soil makes me happy. With luck you will see what happens with the Stein recount and if Hillary triumphs over Trump! Better than any Superbowl!
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Typhoon » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:
Typhoon wrote:Back in the US.
Back in the US.
Back in the US of A.

Welcome back! Do we seem any different? One thing you might notice is that almost all prepackaged food sizes were reduced in 1Q 2016. 16 oz pkg were reduced to 12 oz, etc.


ただいま | Tadaima. Thank you. A pleasure to be back.

In principle, I'd welcome smaller food portions, as it is always a challenge for me to not over eat when I'm here*.
Although I'm sure what was done was the sizes were reduced and the prices left the same or raised.
The one the order of a 25% increase in price. Stagflation?

*I'm like Gulliver in the land of the Brobdingnagians.
Everything is larger here, the food portions are massive, even the chocolate bars are yuuuge.

Nonc Hilaire wrote:The US does not count food in inflation figures, so this appears as growth in GDP. Thanks, Obama.


"Let them eat junk food." Lots of tricks done with the GDP; fuel excluded, inventory buildup counted as a positive, hedonic deflation.

Nonc Hilaire wrote:[Keep up with bitcoin. It's up about 40 % this year. Assuming you want to gift/endow relatives, this is a serious option to consider.


That is an interesting thought. Thank you for the heads up. Probably a better gain than most markets.

Nonc Hilaire wrote:Anyway, knowing we are on common soil makes me happy.


And me. Always enjoy returning back in the Midwest. Not so cold this year.

Nonc Hilaire wrote:With luck you will see what happens with the Stein recount and if Hillary triumphs over Trump! Better than any Superbowl!


If there was a recount and it went to Harridan Hillary, then certainly beat the Superbowl* for entertainment.

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:48 pm

Bitcoin is sketchy for investing, but tailor made for low or no cost international currency transfer and exchange. No more travelex or bank fees.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Typhoon » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:10 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:Bitcoin is sketchy for investing, but tailor made for low or no cost international currency transfer and exchange. No more travelex or bank fees.


An interesting idea. Thank you. Will investigate.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Typhoon » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:32 am

Lots of people out on the streets in downtown Chicago shopping.
Very crowded, felt right at home :wink:

Walked by the Trump Tower by the Chicago River.
Looks as though protesters have taken a break from protesting to go shopping.

Michigan Avenue is picturesque as always this time of year.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Simple Minded » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:08 am

Welcome back Sensei!

If you get in the VA area, send me a PM, if close enough, maybe I'll buy you lunch. :)
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:11 am

Typhoon wrote:.

Lots of people out on the streets in downtown Chicago shopping.

Very crowded, felt right at home :wink:

Walked by the Trump Tower by the Chicago River.
Looks as though protesters have taken a break from protesting to go shopping.

Michigan Avenue is picturesque as always this time of year.

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Am often in Chicago

Like Chicago more than NY .. true, Michigan Avenue now picturesque, people much friendlier than NY.

Try Vietnamese Restaurant Le Colonial, 937 N Rush St, Chicago .. Am sure you would like it

Sure you know Twin Anchors, Frank Sinatra's favorite rib spot

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Typhoon » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:38 am

Simple Minded wrote:Welcome back Sensei!



Thank you.

Simple Minded wrote:If you get in the VA area, send me a PM, if close enough, maybe I'll buy you lunch. :)


Unfortunately I'll only be in Chicago for a week. Nonetheless, thank you for your kind offer.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:27 am

I guess I was supposed to be Lauren Southern or somebody, but discovered that Monster Factory apparently tweaked my sliders all to hell........

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Simple Minded » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Welcome back MFF.

Hmmm... Carrie Fisher passes away and suddenly you re-surface? Changing secret identities?
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby manolo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:43 am

Folks,

I'm back after a sabbatical from the tumult of recent politics.

Hope everyone is well and fired up for the New Year. :)

Haven't been able to find the old AT forum? Any news?

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby YMix » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:24 am

manolo wrote:Folks,

I'm back after a sabbatical from the tumult of recent politics.

Hope everyone is well and fired up for the New Year. :)

Haven't been able to find the old AT forum? Any news?

Alex.


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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby noddy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:59 am

why would you miss the excitement of the brexit and trump triumphalism, its right up your alley ? :)
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby manolo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 am

noddy wrote:why would you miss the excitement of the brexit and trump triumphalism, its right up your alley ? :)


nod,

Thanks for the welcome back. ;)

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby kmich » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Have decided to retire from my practice in the US this year. It was time to move on and face up to growing older.

Headed in March to Gaziantep, Turkey to provide training to medical personnel working with the flood of refugees as well as providing direct trauma surgery services as needed. Since I no longer will have obligations to my practice patients and partners, doing this will be much easier. My wife is actually supportive and encouraging with this. She had a career as a critical care nurse and retired a few years ago. She has done work over the years in a Red Cross medical team serving communities suffering disasters stateside. She will travel with me and start work in a medical mission in Adana about 2 hours away from Gaziantep.

Yes, I know, there has been recent security challenges in Turkey in the news, but frankly we don’t care. Don’t know when we will return. Looking into selling our house. This is very different country from the one who took in my parents as refugees from Stalin or even the one I entered military service for during Vietnam. Don't know if we belong here anymore.

My deepest motives for leaving though have really been spiritual and not political. When I stand before my Creator, I want to be counted with the sheep and not a goats: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:35-40)

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Simple Minded » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:39 pm

Kmich,

It has been good "knowing" you and bantering with you. Good luck with the next phase of your life. I wish you and yours all the best!
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby YMix » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:06 pm

Hope you'll keep in touch. I would appreciate hearing from you.
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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:23 pm

kmich wrote:.

This is very different country from the one who took in my parents as refugees from Stalin or even the one I entered military service for during Vietnam. Don't know if we belong here anymore.

Best to all - kmich

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Asked many times, who did this to our beloved America ? ? who did it ?

Why things have to come to this ?

Joe must step back and reflect who ruined him, his country and his life.

Sad , very sad indeed

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Re: News from Forum Participants

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:26 pm

May God bless you, kmitch!
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