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originally posted by: pfishy
The elves in that they believe themselves to be far superior to the other inhabitants of Middle Earth, or that they know their time is ending? The elves were really pretty dark folk. Maybe not the best thing to compare yourself and your fellow Swedes to.
Maybe the Halflings are a better example.
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: Aazadan
No, no.... Dwarfs are not one bit jewish, they're as Celtic and Nordic as Elves. The affinity for gold is simply because they're based off of Earth elementals.
Also, Orcs are obviously Middle Easterners and maybe a little Russian/Eastern European because there already are Easterlings and they're East Asian/Dark Elf like. Have you been in Turkey? You should see some of the mountains there, looks like Mordor.
Don't forget that Tolkien was a Christian. There is no jewry(is saying that racist?) in Middle Earth.
(Halflings are Dutch by the way)
Elves are based off of Northern and Western European paganism with a minor Far East Asian influence: because some of those Asian girls be looking like androids.. they even approach the uncanny valley which is also a definite Elf trait.
If someone had had the 33 degrees of initiation and were really a Master Mason then they would understand that Middle Earth was real and not in some symbolic archetypal way.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
Ive got giant sunchoke plants going. Jerusalem artichokes. They are over 12 feet tall.You let the plants die at the end of the season, and pull up the tubers only as you need them. Someone said something about knives. I have a knife collection. All kinds. I do have an important knife called a Ghurka Kukri. It is a new version made by Cold Steel. It was probably in the $120-130 range. Its is styled after the Ghurkas famopus weapon that wasted the English envaders, but made of stainless. It is very heavy and large. It can easily out chop a katana.
If bad times come, be prepared to not only exist, but to have a semi good time. Put away some gourmet foods. Be prepared to help your neighbors. Feed them and calm them. Give them safe haven as needed. Be a leader, and do what you can to secure your small portion of the planet. Let good morals and love be your compass. Let compassion and knowledge steer your decisions
I have 25-20 lbs of green unroasted raw coffee beans from around the world. I roast the beans as I need them so they stay fresh. I have probably 70 lbs of sugar. Plenty of Peak dried whole milk, lots of frozen cream, pounds of ghirardelli chocolate powder. I will be serving fresh tasty cappuccinos every morning to neighbors and friends. Keep spirits high! Take care of others who have needs.
There are Black forrest hams and Turkey breasts. Lots of grains and pastas so neighbors can have at least one big meal a day. That is enough to keep them from starving. I can always live off the land, but my first job is to make sure others who cant, will still be provided for. Many here on ATS are highly intelligent. It is our job to care for and provide for those who cant do that. It is our moral values that should dictate that