Using my nickname here because I don't want Google search picking up everything I post on AofM.
Old as the Fire, would-be shaman -philosopher -writer -poet, lover of nature -psychedelic experiences, neurotic product of dysfunctional home -still trying to work it all out. Into: Backpacking -camping -wilderness hiking, Writing -poetry -short stories -essays -journal keeping -someday maybe a novel or play, Movies, Reading -books -magazines -poetry, Music -all kinds (latest love -African ethnic), Social Concerns -peace and justice issues -ending homelessness -ending corporate dominance, Physical Fitness, Busting Spammers, Spirituality -cosmology -theories of consciousness.
Some of my favorites over the years:
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
The Words (2012)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
In Time (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Source Code (2011)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Even the Rain (2010)
In a Better World (2010)
The Way (2010)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Across the Universe (2007)
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Secondhand Lions (2003)
The Matrix (1999)
Men with Guns (1997/II)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Secret Garden (1949)
So Dear to My Heart (1948)
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Thank you for the welcome to the left handers group I hope to contribute a bit, and also see what is posted. I am very busy with my masters degree so contribution may be limited. But my grandma, father, and I were all left handers. When I was a kid my kindergarten teacher was still from the left is sin category and in class forced me to use my right hand and then at home my parents forced me to write left handed, from this my handwriting has become atrocious. But my grandma, and I wish I knew what it was belonged to a left handed society, they would send out a magazine or newspaper with left handed facts and stuff of that nature from it she told me that there was only one left handed president to serve more than one term in office and I do believe that is or was Bill Clinton.
Again thanks for the welcome and I cant wait till I get more time to check it out.
"Because GDP is not a proper metric for economic health when running a nation. It's the same situation there as it is here. The bankers are getting rich while middle class jobs are off shored, and what isn't offshored is being soaked up by…"
"A few years ago The Economist did an article comparing the number of new business start ups and growth in the USA vs the EU countries and it was not good for Europe. It showed most new innovative companies (Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, etc) were…"
"I'll list a few arguments, without commenting on how they match up to counterarguments.
Nick's point: EU's not doing well.
UK will now be free to drop trade barriers with nations outside the EU.
EU will hurt itself by putting up…"
"Well, this was my big concern after the vote: that the people would speak, and the government would ignore them.
Good thing here is that the Lib Dems are generally way behind on voting day. I just hope Labour and Conservative don't…"
"I don't have a full-blown economic analysis to offer. But I have seen and read a number of stories about small and mid-sized UK business having a hell of a time operating at desired profits under EU regulations."
"Can someone explain to me how this benefits Britain in the long run economically? In an ever shrinking world where the market knows no borders I am just left shaking my head trying to find a good reason to do this other than short term…"