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What do you love besides bickering, and what are your plans?

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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:23 AM
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My attempt at making ATS great again.

I love mechanics. I've been in something of a slump. I love my Ural, Torino, and Subaru. My Ural is under the weather, so I need to replace the clutch cable, give it a fluid change, air up some tires, and get back to being me.

The Torino has a saggy door, so I've been climbing in and out of the driver side window to keep from adding to the damage. It needs to go to the shop and have the door and some quarter panel cancer repair.

The Subaru is new, and I want to change the tires and add some skid plates and additional lighting. Luggage rack, full sized spare, and hopefully a TcTeardrop camper are in the near (within two years) future.

I also love beer. Used my day to clean out my car port, dig out the Ural, refurbish a donated grill as my charcoal BMF was stolen last year.

I just need to get my sh!T together again. I have three out of four vehicles running.

I'm kinda sorry I get sucked into the political nonsense, but that likely won't change.

I do promise to diversify my chatting interests.

Anybody else just want to get back to small victories that matter? Tell me about them. Let's make some plans and get them done.

To the future.




posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

I get so tired of the bickering and the drama. Cant everyone just shutup and watch tv.

ETA... To answser the question what do I love besides bickering.. Peace and quiet.
edit on 27-2-2017 by Shangralah because: (no reason given)

edit on 27-2-2017 by Shangralah because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Just get in the Subaru,
full throttle it over the edge,
and get it over with.
HooHaa



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Shangralah

Peace and quiet is nice, but is it fun?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

There are no edges where I live. I'd likely lose interest before finding something airtime worthy.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Well then, go for hop, skip, and a jump.
It is all the same in the end.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 03:24 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Plenty of cliff edges where I live, plenty of jumpers too tragically, ten or so in the last year.
Please don't drive your Subaru off though, it's the local council taxpayers who end up paying for the expensive removal afterwards.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 04:04 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

I love my family, my son, my sister, my mother. I love my friends. I love animals, plants, natural places full of colour, the smell of woodland in the rain, the sound of rushing water through a brook, the feel of weather against my skin, whether it be howling gales, violent thunderstorms and their bass impact, snow, hail, sleet. I love walking. I love ridiculously, outrageously, stupendously heavy metal music. I love being sat around a fire with friends and drinking beer in the evenings, after a day of hard and rewarding work. I love making something from nothing. I love gaining and using knowledge, reading, writing, thinking, discerning. I love poetry, I love science and I like them especially when a rare moment makes you unsure as to which a thing you are seeing, most accurately resembles.

I love the feeling of having someone I care about in my arms, and being in theirs, holding hands, closeness. In fact, the only thing I dislike about that is the fact that the memory of it gets harder to grasp every time I try. I love knowing myself well enough to know whats missing, even if I am unable to do anything about it. I love knowing history well enough to see its repetition as folly, rather than as acceptable. I love seeing the universe unfold behind my eyelids, building and obliterating galaxies in my mind, meditating on the complexities and synergy involved in the physical existence of the universe and the way these things relate to my place within it. I love potential, that we all have it and that some of us at least, may realise it, for ourselves and for the species, rather than selfishly or with hubris and avaricious intent.

My plans?

Survive, adapt, compromise only the unimportant things, so that principle may remain inviolate. Stand always beneath the banner which most resembles and promotes the sort of freedom demanded by history and the examples it sets. Stand always against that which threatens that freedom even slightly, and in this and this alone, accept NO compromise.
edit on 27-2-2017 by TrueBrit because: grammatical error removed.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Wonderful thread idea! I've always envied mechanics. Being able to fix something so ubiquitous in our daily lives must be rewarding. I used to repair PC/Apples but it just wasn't the same. I like the steampunk motif over the cyberpunk, if that makes sense.

What do I love and what are my plans? I guess it sort of melds together for me.

My plans are to launch my first franchise model for my directory sites and then diversify into agent work for a specific writer and then maybe others. And always love. Love as much as I can. Family, friends, partners, pets, strangers, etc. And to continue advocating for the underrepresented and misunderstood.

And to drink Sake and get into shenanigans wherever I can.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

As always, you knock me back a little bit when you throw your mind into a post. What a noble and wonderful way to live and love.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 04:49 AM
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Any information circumpolar
learning about Indigenous cultures
Paleo-anything
Geology
Science blogs, medical blogs

Nature news, weather, astrology, palmistry, UFO's, Paranormal, cryptozoology. I'll delve into anything new to me just because it's a sin to die stupid, altho I will freely admit the fine points of electrical stuff, aircraft mechanics and other advanced topics tend to go over my head altho I DO struggle to understand what Members are discussing in those subjects. I find pushing my boundaries to be worthwhile, YMMV.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:33 AM
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I love video games, art and painting/illustrating, comic books, welding and machines. I like getting laid by girls with a great set of blank and blank, beer and woodford reserve whiskey. I love being out doors and my friends and family, and guns. My neighbors are ok too I guess but I still think my dog can kick their dogs ass so thats up in the air, TrueBrit is okay too =D



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Plans suck, people get sick and die. Why should anyone give a crap about about life when you're here living to die. Life is messed up.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:40 AM
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a reply to: Brotherman

Have you ever welded cheese to your friends Mom's head or Dads? Probably not. Live a little.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

I can't stand 'bickering'.
I enjoy (watching from afar) reasoned debate except when it (typically) devolves into ad hominem or ad ignorantiam type of posts. Unfortunately, the premise of the OP is, usually, quite lost among the subsequent pages and interest wanes and the thread becomes buried at the bottom of the pile.

When I think of bickering, I picture something like this:

Pointless and solves nothing, IMO.


Anybody else just want to get back to small victories that matter? Tell me about them. Let's make some plans and get them done.

I've found myself entering a new chapter in life, one filled with ideas, dreams and freedom. It's fun learning how to adjust. I've still got two children at home so, raising good humans is important to me and the biggest victory I could ever achieve.
I love exploring new places. Sometimes, I just sit on a rock or a fallen tree (in the woods clearing my mind) and contemplate the future...
what will I do? where will I go?
I want to explore the music that I like, read books that I think are interesting, try to help the world somehow and make people happy.
I want to laugh and write crappy poetry.

And of course, think about and consider the unusual, sometimes wild and crazy theories and ideas out there in the big world and here on ATS.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: luckskywatcher

You can't weld cheese to someone, I tried, it always falls off unfortunately



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

It's always the day after yesterday. What is it to be living in the now, always knowing you will eventually exist in the day after tomorrow? Abraham Lincoln said, "The best way to predict the future is to create it." Each choice then hammers the new image to your future wall. You can't hammer a nail into an empty space. Maslow said, "if the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." My future plans are now. From this, I simply wait for the fruit to grow. No weeds today means more fruit tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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I love art. So anything I can turn into an art, i enjoy.

- photoshop, an obvious outlet. Takes less skill and practice than hard arts like painting, masonry, etc.
- cooking. I see it as painting the palette. I love food, and love making great food
- Excel. I am extremely proficient with excel and the mindset used to operate it (boolean logic, etc). I love making workbooks to perorm complex functions using minimal user interaction.
- small crafts like making fairy garden stuff for my wife

I see art and beauty in creating efficiency. It pleases me greatly to see systems run efficiently. I find great pleasure out of performing tasks in extremely efficient ways. Like eliminating body movements and keystrokes while doing data entry, etc.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Brotherman

Damn, then my graduation annual is all crap. I feel a bit more human now, thank you.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: Bobaganoosh

Great idea for a thread. This is definitely something I've given heavy thought to the last several days. Especially the "planning for the future" part. See, my 47 year old brother was diagnosed with brain cancer this last week. They took out a 2cm tumor from his right termporal lobe on Friday but there are 3 others that they couldn't safely perform surgery on and this makes his current long term prognosis rather grim unfortunately.

So this whole thing has put me in a weird spot mentally where I've realized I've spent far too much time putting off until tomorrow that which I can do today. Because even at 43,mentally I still feel and act like I'm 20 which is ironic considering that the damage I did to my body serving my country has left me with a ridiculous amount of arthritis riddled throughout my body and I've already had one full hip replacement with another one pending as well as procedures needed to fuse seem real vertebrae in my neck. But that's enough bitching... This is about what we love and our plans for the future.

I love my wife, I love my son, my daughter and my step-daughter. I love my friends because when I had no family, we created our own and had each other's backs no matter what. I love playing bass, I love writing music, I love performing live more than most other things in this world of ours. There really is no feeling that it can be compared to when you walk out on stage and the drummer counts off the first song of the set... It doesn't matter if there are 30 people are 1300 people watching.

I love a lot of pretty benign and boring things like taking the Akitas and the Newfoundland for walks on the bike trail, hanging out in my back yard with a fire and some friends, enjoying being able to see the stars and planets devoid of light pollution because I'm not in a city. I love going to the beach with a good book and feeling the sun on my face. I love going to the movies with my kids, especially my son who can sit down and have a discussion about what we had seen. I love that when I built my last rifle that he wanted to sit there and learn about every aspect of the rifle and how they were all interconnected and how they tied together to make it work. Like
I said, it's pretty boring and benign stuff but it's stuff my parents never did with me. My mom was more of an "I'll I've you the beating now and ask questions afterward" kind of lady Haha.

I still love learning new things and even though I no longer do any work related to my degree, I still love keeping up with new finds and discoveries related to paleoanthropology. I love that my 9 year old is always going through my books pertaining to evolution and already understands the differences between various hominids and she wants to study science when she gets older. I love that we just bought a nice chunk of property in Maine and I can stop being a tax slave to NY State while being deprived of my second amendment rights or the ability to decide which medicines work best for my 24/7 pain. While we do have medical cannabis here, finding a doctor to prescribe it is almost impossible. In Maine however, they have a much better medical program and have just passed recreational use there as well which will drastically reduce the amount of prescription pain medication I have to take in order to function and obtain a modicum of mobility.

So current plans include getting my current home ready to sell while getting everything in place to build on our property in Maine. More near term plans include getting ready to record a new album in the next couple of months so that we can release it this summer. Once the new product is ready, then it's on to designing and pressing up a batch of T-Shirts, hoodies etc... And then back to booming more shows after a temporary hiatus. Other short term plans include spending as much time as I can with my brother. Because if I learned anything this week, it's stop putting things off because y never know when there won't be a tomorrow so tell those you care about that you love them, let them know why they're important in your life and don't just assume you'll be able to say it next time you see them because you never know when the # storm will rain down on you because in addition to my brothers diagnosis, my drummers dad was also diagnosed w stage 3 lung cancer that's already metastasized in his lymphatic system so his prognosis isn't much better than my brothers.



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