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by duszek
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Irish Pub
Replies: 26
Views: 410

Re: Irish Pub

Thanks for your nice contributions, attofishpi and commonsense. :D

gaffo
Some good solution needs to be found somehow.
I don´t have one but if well-intentioned people relax and forward peace maybe a solution will occurr to someone.
by duszek
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Irish Pub
Replies: 26
Views: 410

Re: Irish Pub

There was a stranger who preferred to let go of acquaintance he considered a foe. A quaint miser was much not to argue as such but to look at from above and below. What is magical about limericks is that you compose rhyming words and then try to find some sense in them. It can be very intellectually...
by duszek
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Irish Pub
Replies: 26
Views: 410

Re: Irish Pub

There was a plague that was roaming at large
and some people tried to hide on a barge.
Then they saw the bargee
and they asked for some tea
but he served them milk, muffins and marge.

A good recording a day keeps misery away.
by duszek
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Irish Pub
Replies: 26
Views: 410

Irish Pub

There was a nice neighbour close by whose presence felt natural, that´s why he was never a bother and I felt in green clover when his face would appear in the sky. How about having a good time on this thread ? While waiting for the plague to pass. A limerick a day keeps depression away, I would say....
by duszek
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How about voice samples ?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

How about voice samples ?

I discovered librivox.org and I am married to my mp3 player at the moment. A voice can express so much. How about some of you making a recording of their succinct wisdom and posting it here as an mp3 file ? Then we could download such a file and listen to the words of wisdom while walking in the woo...
by duszek
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is Wrong with me (my malfunction)????
Replies: 84
Views: 5788

Re: What is Wrong with me (my malfunction)????

Some of us don´t watch films often. I haven´t seen any of those you listed.

James Cameron is an incredible man. I read his biography. He risked his life personally many times so that people in the cinema say "WOW".
His life would be a nice film for me, but nobody has made it yet.
by duszek
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Free ebooks and copyright ?
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Free ebooks and copyright ?

50 would be even better. I would not like to steal from a writer who tries hard to survive. But if a writer is dead for a long time and doesn´t have any earthly needs any more he will enjoy attention posthumously. So the copyright makes sense to me. But why is pdf free and other fonts not ? On an It...
by duszek
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Free ebooks and copyright ?
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Free ebooks and copyright ?

There are free e-books on the internet, for example in the PDF format. So it seems everybody can download them and read, the works are of writers who are dead and the works were published 100 years ago or earlier. And yet the website with these e-books quotes a "copyright". How can it be ? I wouldn´...
by duszek
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Replies: 116
Views: 12845

Re: Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

It could be the feeling of a small partial victory.

You manage to roll a heavy stone for just one meter.
Or you manage to achieve something small in your simple life, like cooking a nice meal, making a nice cup of tea or coffee.
by duszek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 43
Views: 4100

Re: Coronavirus

What´s the worst case scenario ? If everybody in the world gets the virus not everybody will die. Only 2 per cent die, it seems to me. Mainly people with asthma and heavy smokers probably. I am sorry for the Chinese and don´t cast stones at them. They also eat locusts and other tiny animals and we c...
by duszek
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is your 20 20 Vision?
Replies: 55
Views: 5757

Re: What is your 20 20 Vision?

People will grow more and more weary of smart phones and a new wave of non digital life will begin.
by duszek
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do we hate our benefector ?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Do we hate our benefector ?

In the novel Avenger a CIA man wants to know why so many people hate the US. A British spy explains to him: because they hate people who help them. They cannot forgive the US that they are rich and powerful and thus able to help. So the motive behind the hate is mainly envy. Do you agree ? A possibl...
by duszek
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it o.k. to chase a murderer in a foreign country ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Is it o.k. to chase a murderer in a foreign country ?

In the novel in question a young American man went to Bosnia to help refugees and got murdered by a Serbian criminal who just disappeared when Milosevic was removed from power. The grand father of the young man asked a senator for help but the 16 intelligence services in the US (CIA, NSA and all the...
by duszek
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it o.k. to chase a murderer in a foreign country ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Is it o.k. to chase a murderer in a foreign country ?

In the highly instructive novel by Frederick Forsych "Avenger" I was told that the US had passed a law that they could chase a murderer of a US citizen also in a foreign country if this country was not cooperating. To do this they would use secret agents, many of them experienced war veterans. It do...
by duszek
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you tell lie to yourself?
Replies: 78
Views: 3008

Re: Can you tell lie to yourself?

Is telling a lie to oneself the same as avoiding admitting some obvious and unpleasant truth ?

That your boyfriend is a jerk, for instance.