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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. canary

    Thanks noyzakr. I winged it and got it correct. Caucasian is a race and an ethnic.

    First I googled “Caucasian ethnicity” and first hit came up from wiki-pedia labeled “Caucasian race” with the explanation (in part below). But, note they gave the word’s birth in the1700 century.

    “Caucasian or Caucasoid.” I’m guessing Caucasoid is pronounced “cock k soid” (pretty star war sounding)

    So, then I googled “ethnicity” and wiki-pedia did not even give me a hit! But, Merriam Dictionary is on top of it, and you will see that a race is an ethnicity. Birth

    Merriam Dictionary is on top of it, so I don’t feel so bewildered, though now I’ve forgot which the government has incorrectly, if not politically incorrect, have ordered Mexicans are no longer a race but an ethnic. Or it’s the Spanish and Latinos that are no longer a race, but an ethnic.

    This is freaking job creation coming up with this bull of political correctness and to think so many of these idiots went to law school.

    When you have a foreign educated leader it can be very counterproductive with such culture and diversity that’s for sure.

    According to Merriam-Webster/ http://www.merriam-webster.com...../ethnicity

    Definition of ETHNICITY

    1
    : ethnic quality or affiliation
    2
    : a particular ethnic affiliation or group
    Examples of ETHNICITY


    First Known Use of ETHNICITY

    1950
    Related to ETHNICITY

    Synonyms
    NATIONALITY, NATION, RACE

    Related Words
    MINORITY, CLAN, FAMILY, FOLK, HOUSE, KINDRED, TRIBE

    Other Anthropology Terms
    ECTOMORPH, ETHNOGRAPHY, PREHISTORY, YURT.

    I don’t see how anyone can go wrong in claiming they are Caucasian race, American race, Mexico race, Caucasian light or Mongolian (dirty whites)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race

    Like, be creative. Like, reinvent yourself. You can be anything you want in this country, but it’s going to get worse.

    • canary

      The Ethnicity of Yurk is an excellent choice because the Merriam Dictionary says it can be any SKINS stretched over a domed tent. I’ve got all weekend to learn this stuff.

      Yurk: a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also : a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design.

  2. A skin over a collapsible framework. Hmm. You have my attention. Maybe I can write a short story about a President-impostor, who is a collection of skins stretched over a highly advanced framework of neural-metal alloys capable of using tachyons for an energy source in order to appear to the sequence of bio-electrical stimuli we call vision as something utterly different than what he is. Hmm …

    • canary

      GBJ, “skins” plural. That’s how you can be any skin of ethnicity you choose.

      This really works and will only take you about ten seconds!!!

      Amazing it really works this is my all-time favorite movie.

      I am very good at math, so I did it in my head, then on paper, and finally on a calculator just to confirm my numerical capabilities.

      Each time I got the same answer, and sure enough it IS my very favorite movie EVER!

      DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results to the list of movies at the bottom

      You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is.
      ———-

      1. Pick a number from 1-9.

      2. Multiply that number by 3.

      3. Add 3.

      4. Multiply by 3 again.

      5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:
      ———

      Movie List:

      1. Gone With the Wind
      2. E.T.
      3. Blazing Saddles
      4. Star Wars
      5. Forrest Gump
      6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
      7. Jaws
      8. Grease
      9. The Obama Farewell Speech
      10. Casablanca
      11. Jurassic Park
      12. Shrek
      13. Pirates of the Caribbean
      14. Titanic
      15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
      16. Home Alone
      17. Mrs. Doubtfire

      Now, isn’t that something? ..

    • Oops. First time in I can’t remember we disagree.

      1.Outlaw Josey Wales
      2. Red Dawn

  3. captstubby

    amazing!

    this is the exact formula the Man Made Global Warming Scientist use!

  4. It doesn’t matter what number you choose, in the end the answer will always be 9.

    9. The Obama Farewell Speech

    Many card tricks and mathematical games are based on this ‘false choice’ model. Come to think of it, so have our last 7 presidential elections.

    • captstubby

      No. 9?
      i came up with 14. Titanic
      ????
      oh now i see
      i forgot to use Fingers AND toes.

      and add to list;
      1 .Rio Bravo ( just about everything .)

      2.McLintock (the objectivism parts. )

      3. Major Dundee ( Peckinpah)

      and these two will be sure to get a reply.

      4.Bride of Frankenstien
      (to this day it would be difficult to find anything better in a Black and White movie with its lighting, shadows, and exellent music score.)
      5. Forbidden Planet
      ( the Granddaddy of the modern sci movies.)

      better start making popcorn(the old fashion way).
      it maybe a long night.

    • I’m not really a Westerns type guy, although the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns are all awesome, and ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ with Henry Fonda as a very evil ‘bad guy’ are a few of my favorites, but your last two choices are great classics and a must on any list.

      ‘Demolition Man’ makes my list every time. Funny, futuristic with excellent prophetic technological and cultural examples and packed full of action. Sandra Bullock is good in this movie and it was made before she turned into an air-head liberal. She went to college at East Carolina University, about 45 minutes away from me. I hung around Greenville, NC in those days , but never met her, that I remember.

      For some odd reason I also like the ‘chick-flick’ ‘Spanglish’. I’m not really an Adam Sandler fan, but he’s actually good in this movie, maybe because he isn’t trying to be a comedian. Paz Vega is a seriously beautiful woman, and is sympathetic in this role as an illegal trying to make it in America. Like I say, I’m not sure why I like this movie, but it brings a tear to my eye every time I see it. Maybe because it portrays the truth that, in America, anyone who really tries can succeed, and the next generation can surpass their parents. As it always has been. Until the age of Obama, that is.

  5. captstubby

    they are on your list because they have what you want in a movie.
    good acting, scipt, and most of all,FUN.
    They don’t make ‘em like that anymore has never been truer.

    Last night i saw on Caller I D, “Nilson Ratings”

    well i rarely get to actually participate in Statistic gathering Polls , so i picked it up.

    a very nice woman voice briefly asked a few questions on age groups at this residence,

    and when she asked ;

    “and how many times in the last 12 months those over 55 went to the movies?”

    answer;

    “once”

    crickets.

    “and thank you for time,and you have a good evening.”

    but she was real nice about it.

    • Last year I got a letter from Nielsen Company. It contained several pages of forms and a brand new crisp $1 bill. I promptly placed the bill in my wallet and read through the forms. As you might imagine, the forms were long with many questions. The very first question was “What is your favorite TV show?” I don’t have one. I like to watch NASCAR, Football, Fox News and old movies and TV shows. None of which were in the multiple choice answers. I got up out of my chair and threw the whole pack in the trash, thus earning my $1 fee. :0)

    • Capitalism at its finest. Yea, Nozy!

    • Hey, it ain’t everyday that somebody sends me money. I’ll take it.

      Now, if that crowd would have put a $100 bill in that envelope, I’d still be filling out their surveys. I’m cheap, but not that cheap.

    • Dolly Parton – “You wouldn’t believe how much it costs to look this cheap ..”

    • captstubby

      my Wife just got this Facebook post from my oldest sons Mother in law;
      “we’re a Nielsen family for a week, haha! I have to keep a diary of what shows we watch, and they sent us $30. Pretty sweet!”

      imagine that.
      getting paid for not turning on your TV.

  6. captstubby

    you got a buck?
    i didn’t get a buck!
    i got jipped!

    i have a good mind to ring their doorbell and run away.

    • canary

      McLintock (the objectivism parts.) Just saw it again by accident and loved it more. Don’t recall it being so violent. And then a longtime cowboy friend of mine sent me this a few weeks ago. I can’t pass John Wayne.

      John Wayne on liberals in the 70;s
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btvSE6tVHzQ

      Plus, thanks to all of you. I found I get TV Land too. There was Gun Smoke’s Festus in the desert with some bad guy he was bringing in. Pretty good acting with sweat and dirt on his face. And then a commercial with Bonanza coming up next. Saw little Joe’s Pinto horse and Big Hoss. It ended there, but at least I know there’s a decent channel to escape from today’s entertainment.

    • There’s also Antenna TV (old TV shows and movies) , Retro TV (old TV shows and movies), THIS Network (mainly 70’s & 80’s movies), Me TV (Memorial TV – old TV shows), Bounce (urban films), GET Network (30’s & 40’s movies), and I’ve probably missed a couple. All these are available all over the country by antenna.

  7. captstubby

    glad you re discovered it. canary .

    i just got a Bluray to dvd rip of McLintock the other day,
    ( from a” friend of a friend away at collage,”)
    who’s name i forget.
    wink.
    makes my old dvd look like a VHS.
    have not seen all of it yet, my Wife and I have a handfull of movies we watch together at seasonal times of the year,
    this is one of the Summer ones.
    your turn,
    what favorite would you like to share with us ?

    • canary

      Can’t think right off the bat. Liked war movies and westerns; John Wayne and James Stewart.
      I liked Forrest Gump. Secondhand Lions with Robert Duvall was pretty good movie for all ages. Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore, the golf one was pretty funny. Napolian Dynamite was cute.

  8. canary

    Fox is saying the obama care health site crashed again, and since the White House is denying it, they challenged people to go to the site and check for themselves. heh heh.

    Oh a long with TV Land, watched Comedy Central and two shows in a row did spoofs on Obama that were hilarious. SNL should be ashamed.

    So, I think not having cable and getting FOX news isn’t only starving Americans, but apparently these late night comedians who are too busy inviting Obama are lame, compared to cable comedians playing news anchors and making fun of Obama. One was a Jon Stewart show and a Colbert show.

    • canary

      Capstubby/ Here are 5 movies John Wayne made with Maureen O’hara. Big Jake was a another western The Wings of Eagles a war move. And The Quiet Man was a beautiful classic about fighting in Ireland. And the two you’ve seen McLintock and Rio Grande.

      A western Maureen O’hara and James Stewart movie “The Rare Breed” was good since I like horses, cows and all animals. Get Back Jack might like it. Here’s a teaser

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqb9-f8jac8

      And the man who Shot Liberty Valance was a western with both John Wayne and James Stewart. Kids today don’t know how good we had it.

      .

  9. captstubby

    when i was just a boy in school, there was a program on Chicago WGN TV every Sunday afternoon at 5:00.
    possibly the finest collection of Family Movies you could find.

    view the list and see real “Family Classics .”

    This list is likely incomplete;
    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad;
    The 39 Steps (1959, Dir. Ralph Thomas, Starring Kenneth More).
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938).
    The Black Shield of Falworth (Tony Curtis) (based on the book “Men of Iron” available for free);
    Boys Town.
    The Canterville Ghost;
    Captain Blood;
    Captains Courageous (1937);
    Charge of the Light Brigade;
    A Christmas Carol (Reginald Owen);
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court* (1949) (Bing Crosby).
    The Day the Earth Stood Still.
    Gulliver’s Travels.
    Hans Christian Anderson;
    Heidi (Shirley Temple);
    Houdini* (1953).
    John Paul Jones (1959) (Robert Stack);
    Journey to the Center of the Earth;
    The Jungle Book (1942).
    Kidnapped (1938).
    Lassie Come Home (1943);
    The Little Princess (Shirley Temple);
    The Lost World.
    The Mark of Zorro (1940) (Tyrone Power);
    Miracle on 34th Street;
    Moby Dick;
    My Friend Flicka;
    Mysterious Island.
    National Velvet;
    A Night to Remember;
    Northwest Passage.
    The Prince and the Pauper.
    Robin Hood (1938).
    The Seahawks;
    Sink the Bismarck;
    Snowfire;
    The Song of Bernadette.
    The Time Machine (1960) (Directed George Pal);
    Tobor the Great;
    Treasure Island (1934) (Wallace Berry and Jackie Cooper).
    Union Pacific (1939).
    When Worlds Collide (1951).
    Yankee Doodle Dandy (James Cagney);
    Young Tom Edison (1940) (Mickey Rooney).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402640/

  10. canary

    School Test Teaches Kids: “Commands Of Government Officials Must Be Obeyed By All”

    Papers produced by global education corporation; Part of ‘No Child Left Behind’ program
    Steve Watson – Infowars.com

    A parent of a ten year old was shocked to discover a grammar and writing test paper that their child brought home from school reads more like document from an authoritarian country such as China.

    The parent sent a portion of the test paper to Infowars, revealing that it contains sentences such as “The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.”

    The paper uses such sentences and asks school children to replace certain words in order to make the sentence contain a possessive noun.

    Others within the paper include:

    “The job of a president is not easy.”

    “He makes sure the laws of the country are fair”

    “The wants of an individual are less important than the needs of a nation”

    Upon further investigation it appears that the paper is part of a set produced by Pearson Education, a global corporation that provides education publishing and assessment services to schools in the US and the rest of the world.

    Pearson is the world’s largest for-profit education business.

    The particular sentence about everyone obeying government commends[sic] appears in other Pearson papers, such as this fifth grade grammar test.

    In 2010, Pearson also negotiated a 5 year, $32 million, contract with the New York State Department of Education to design tests for students in grades 4-8.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.c.....DB4IiHy.99

    Just below the rewriting of sentences on the test, the next set of Directions tell the students to write a paragraph on traits of family members.

    My mom thinks the government laws are bad.

  11. canary

    I had so much fun Halloween. I dressed like an Acorn worker doing a survey on young adults who signed up for Obama Care. I started in a supermarket parking lot, with my black faux leather trench coat, black bag and black notebook and pen. The young men were a little hostile.
    Then after coming home cars from everywhere stormed the block to new neighbors down the block. So, I dropped in and managed to get the woman who lived there and explained I worked for Acorn, and only needed ten more signatures for people who had signed up. It was so fun. I was offered free drinks, but explained I was technically on the clock. . It was a multi-racial party which came me the fuzzies of warmth. The smart one black young man followed me with a camera in my face the entire pitch. I explained I needed only ten more signatures (on my black faux leather book) and got to go around and ask everyone at the party. When they told me they had not signed up, I gave their consolation prize. Pumpkin and Bloodshot Eyeballs that were really bubble wands, and balloons. The young man who kept his cell in my face the entire time said he was a felon and couldn’t enroll. I comforted him that he was entitled as every citizen.
    Many asked if I liked Obama and I honeslty answered in the mixed crowd, that I did not, but was getting paid good to do the survey and attempting to give our youth aid in signing up. I got a little worried since I wasn’t a coward, and I danced the bump and then I was cool. I did my best to make my fingers do the rock on, to fit it, and the peace sign. And I everyone wanted to know more about my job. And finally I told the young man following me around with the camera that I was going to let him finish handing out the prizes. I explained the bubbles and balloons was ordered by Obama for Acorn workers to hand out to compensate for the computer cliches. Those that were very hostile towards me, as I was working for our leader, I had to spend more time explaining, they would be first to get the prizes. I had so much fun. People asking me if I could guess what their costume was. Then a man in a suit showed up, and I asked him to do my survey and he told me he worked for the government. I squealed so do I, and introduced my self as an Acorn worker. He became hostile, and I told him not to mess with me, because my boss was Obama. Then someone on a cell phone asked to speak to me, and I couldn’t make since of what he made he up he just said all these terrible things about Obama, and I told him “bring it on” and :”talk is cheap” and I dared him to come to the party. He just went on and on, and I told him I had prizes for him for not signing up. Then I was asked by a fine young man if I would help him sign up, and I said sure. He said that he would give his number and to call anytime he was ready for me to fuck with him. I asked you want to fuck with me? And he explained it’s just slain normal slain jive talk, and I said I’d be glad to take his number and aid him with signing up and working through the computer glitches. Anyways, as earlier I learned the girls were much nicer and laughed more. They all loved my dancing so I gave them a final dance about and got a great applause. I asked the young man who followed me around with the cell, if I could have a copy and prove to Obama that I was working, and did try more than anyone could be expected to get signatures.

    I have faith in our youth and once again, feel this racial division is not as Obama and Sharpton insist, and that we are a united country, and our youth are our future. I have renewed faith in
    our youth of the future.

    I even had people willing to sign my petition they had signed up for Obama Care even when they hadn’t to help me get the ten more signatures I needed.

    Raggedy Ann was so sweet.

  12. captstubby

    and i hear Jay Carny was SOOO cute in his Ghostbuster outfit,
    trick or treating at the WH.


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