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by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the biggest examples of my thinking (and probably influenced it). One of his core beliefs as an architect is that structures are living entities and that like life itself, they are meant to die . People preserving his stuff will even tell you he'd be shocked, and possib...
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I've only read Atlas Shrugged and I couldn't get through it. I didn't mind the philosophical undertones she was aiming for, but the writing itself was complete garbage. Atlas Shrugged is a great book, but it's too **** long. Rand was crushing the uppers and it shows. She was tweaking like a muhfuh....
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

You’re a better Libertarian than I am. ;) I find Ayn Rand’s prose dense and occasionally unintelligible. Haven’t completed a chapter of any of her books. I guess that makes me an LP apostate. But I hear she **** like a bunny, so there’s that. I wanted to read Ayn Rand's books...then I decided to ju...
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

It'll be a better cathedral because of this, and hopefully last even longer. And the history will still be there; if anything, the fire adds to it. The best thing here is that no one died. God’s getting rusty in his old age. He used to take out whole parishes when he dropped these things. My favori...
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Good God, so much talk. The thing burned. They failed to install a proper retrofitted fire suppression system. If it was really the end of the world if it burned, they would have planned better. It's 2019. Yeah, it sucks to lose historical artifacts, but jeez, some basic planning would have averted...
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I did not understand the distinction. Those are gorgeous buildings, but if society's slated for their destruction for whatever's necessary, it's their choice. I'm not sure why the Cathedral would be destroyed unless its outgrown the parish, but I'm sure there's no separation of church and state in V...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I do genuinely get that it's a connection between past and present; on the other hand, the engineer in me sees it for what it is: a building. I don't like to get emotionally connected to physical structures because they don't have infinite lifespans and it's just a matter of who'll witness each str...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1
Replies: 427
Views: 37307

Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Just reading up on sports viewership and ratings. Apparently a rise of 3% in NASCAR viewership this year, which somewhat coincides with the 4% increase in motor sport fans in the US last year. It might not be the numbers at the height of the series, but perhaps it's finally found the right market sh...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the biggest examples of my thinking (and probably influenced it). One of his core beliefs as an architect is that structures are living entities and that like life itself, they are meant to die. People preserving his stuff will even tell you he'd be shocked, and possibl...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Oh I really like Notre Dame. I think it's a marvel of architecture for its period.

But I don't get (easily) attached to physical structures.
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I remember 9/11 seeing that NYFD had literally dozens and dozens of firetrucks, and hundreds and hundreds of firefighters, that were on scene in a relatively short period of time. I got the impression the French response didn’t appear to have been as rapid. The Seine River runs right beside the Cat...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Maybe we should tear down all the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and build more modern, green homes in their place. Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the biggest examples of my thinking (and probably influenced it). One of his core beliefs as an architect is that structures are living entities and that like l...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Sure, plenty working buildings are past their useful lives or society's outgrown them, but we keep them around because they're old. The White House is a good example. :suspicious: We can do infinitely better than the White House, especially for a structure that's still in use. It's not even that im...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I do genuinely get that it's a connection between past and present; on the other hand, the engineer in me sees it for what it is: a building. I don't like to get emotionally connected to physical structures because they don't have infinite lifespans and it's just a matter of who'll witness each str...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I do genuinely get that it's a connection between past and present; on the other hand, the engineer in me sees it for what it is: a building. I don't like to get emotionally connected to physical structures because they don't have infinite lifespans and it's just a matter of who'll witness each str...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Such is the life of buildings, even the great ones. Build a better Cathedral and move on. :roll: :ohno: I do genuinely get that it's a connection between past and present; on the other hand, the engineer in me sees it for what it is: a building. I don't like to get emotionally connected to physical...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Such is the life of buildings, even the great ones.

Build a better Cathedral and move on.
by ∞∞∞
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1
Replies: 427
Views: 37307

Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

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by ∞∞∞
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: **** Trump Says
Replies: 120
Views: 10554

Re: **** Trump Says

Washington believed in the ideal; Trump believes in the idol.

History will not be kind to the latter.
by ∞∞∞
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 3878
Views: 210689

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

I like Trump's idea and hope he follows through with it.

Most of the illegal immigrants I know are awesome and productive members of the community.
by ∞∞∞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 2808
Views: 166425

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

I'm with CID here. Maybe a slap on the wrist but he doesn't deserve the book thrown at him.

Now if he sexually assaulted those Swedes, that's a separate matter.
by ∞∞∞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1
Replies: 427
Views: 37307

Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

93henfan wrote:There is a God! Darrell "Boogity Boogity Boogity" Waltrip is going to retire from broadcasting after this season. Can't happen soon enough. :clap:

It's the stupidest catchphrase uttered on television.

I also fear it's become so ingrained in NASCAR it'll never die.
by ∞∞∞
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Do you believe Trump is really under IRS audit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1733

Re: RE: Re: Do you believe Trump is really under IRS audit?

Privacy Trumps everything. The President is a servant, not a sovereign. And the People are his superior while Congress is its vessel. Myself and others want our representatives to do what's necessary to get his tax returns, as allowed under their subpoena powers. I'd like to make sure the President...
by ∞∞∞
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: President Trump's Cabinet
Replies: 571
Views: 36885

Re: President Trump's Cabinet

The solution is to let more people into the US. Obviously there's an economic demand for workers that isn't being fulfilled by the current population, so just make it easier for others to legally get in. This idea that we should only let "skilled" workers in is ridiculous. A strong economy...
by ∞∞∞
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: President Trump's Cabinet
Replies: 571
Views: 36885

Re: President Trump's Cabinet

AOC is a member of Congress as elected by her district. Miller is a shadow-cabinet member that's now running the DHS without being vetted by the Senate. Trump and company have essentially found a way to circumvent the Constitutional duties of the Senate (and the GOP is allowing it).

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