Brant Gaede

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    Brant Gaede
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    Born in 1944 in Tucson, AZ. SF Aidman Vietnam combat veteran. Autodidact. Can drive the big rig. Hike and fly. Weep and write. Shoot and scoot.
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    Rand novels, The David, Shane, The Ox-Bow Incident, Forbidden Planet, Things to Come, The Wild Bunch, Oliver, Star Wars, Charade, North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Red River, Empire of the Sun, etc. Music: only the good stuff--e.g., Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
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  1. How can any of them recover from being themselves? --Brant
  2. Peter, enforced "civility" will kill this place. Civility like cleanlines is next to nothing. (The Miracle Worker) It is up to you to keep Jon in his place vis-a-vis you, not Michael et al. When the owner steps in it's with some newcomers or the really bad like Victor Pross or when Philip Coats went generally toxic. Your problem is you don't know how to handle Jon, expecting help in what is a personal endeavor. I handle Jon by not handling him. I handle you by writing this post (and such). I didn't ask Michael to write it. If Jon were to call me names I'd be perplexed and amused. I'd think my way through the perplexedness while keeping the amused. That's because people used to shoot at me with real bullets. I admit words can be more powerful than bullets: "A truth told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent." (William Blake) Thank you for supporting OL. I hope to be able to too, soon. --Brant
  3. I'm letting this one hang. --Brant
  4. That's not what Rand said. --Brant
  5. Not a gang? You must think they aren't a gang like the gangs of South LA. --Brant the Nazis weren't a gang nor were the brown shirts because they wore uniforms?
  6. State to state economic coercion ranging from mild to over the top de facto trying for a major policy change stated or not. This is prior to any shooting. If your idea of war is shooting we can call it "pre war war dynamics." Is somebody shooting? --Brant semantics can be tiresome
  7. You cannot ideologically think your way--the US way--out of the Mideast quagmire for no matter how right and brilliant your analysis the quagmire will remain. If some Yokel President tried to apply that to it it'll be worse than if he hadn't. As for trade, sanctions are acts of war. That's why Japan attacked us. We pretended they weren't so we got caught with our pants down. But Roosevelt and Churchill were delighted. --Brant
  8. It's to create the illusion of moral efficacy by the left from the left. The ostensible target is next to irrelevant. It's bathing in one's own sauce. --Brant
  9. I'd agree with you except she didn't spend any of it on me. --Brant disgruntled
  10. Thus Jimmy destroyed the unique culture of the old Atlantis today unrepeatable and inimitable and, frankly, unimaginable to anyone who hadn't experienced it. If it isn't broke don't fix it. At least he went on to better things and we went to Yahoo Groups, AtlantisII. ---Brant it seems only Peter has this stuff archived
  11. I don't think you understand. You're supposed to do that in Billy's cosmology. It's called division of labor. Get on the team. --Brant if you fail to do so you fail and are refuted, autonatically--and he keeps on trucking
  12. The New York Times is their guru. --Brant or that rag in DC
  13. But take Obama out of the equation what would change? --Brant