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To be totally clear, it wasn't easy learning about these things. It took 10 years just to have my first sign deciphered. And, after 26+ years I still don't know it all. Anyway, back to the topic.
Originally posted by ofNight
What a wonderful waste of time.
Seriously? Do you honestly believe your own drivel?
1. (Psychiatry) Psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
2. a persistent preoccupation, idea, or feeling
3. the act of obsessing or the state of being obsessed
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
have a bee in one’s bonnet To be obsessed by a delusive notion or fantasy; to be preoccupied by a whimsical or perverse fancy; to be eccentric or crotchety. Variants of this phrase, such as bees in the head or brains, and maggots in the head or brains, were used as early as the beginning of the 16th century, although bee in one’s bonnet is heard almost exclusively today. As for its origin, it seems evident that anyone with a live bee buzzing inside his hat would be preoccupied indeed. Perhaps the use of alliteration accounts for its currency.
one-track mind A mind completely obsessed with a single thought, idea, or desire; an extremely narrow point of view. This common expression alludes to a single set of railroad tracks on which trains can move in only one direction. As used today, the phrase often carries the disparaging implication that the possessor of such a mind stubbornly resists any consideration of alternative viewpoints.
The persons with the one-track mind are the ones who usually have the most collisions. (Kansas City Times, May, 1932)
ride a hobbyhorse To pursue a favorite project or idea relentlessly and unceasingly; to be obsessed with a single notion or scheme. A hobbyhorse was the term given to a wickerwork horselike frame used in the old Morris dances, as well as to the stick toy with a horse’s head ridden in mock fashion by children. The expression originally meant to play an infantile game of which one soon tired, since riding such a hobbyhorse involved little more than monotonous repetition of unvaried movements. In the 1700s John Wesley referred to hobbyhorse as “the cant term of the day.”
Originally posted by Getsmart
Well, might I add that obsession is what has often led mankind to great discoveries. It is actually something which motivates many researchers in various scientific fields, the urge to learn and to discover which occupies one's mind up to the time it is finally discovered!
As for Conspiracy Theories, it is likely that to survive in the disinformation jungle populated with shills and spin artists, cover-up professionals and counterintelligence propagandists, one would have to be obsessed to keep at it with such static noise and malevolent interference. Good job sticking with it for decades, I wish all here could claim likewise. If so we might find fewer hecklers, who take time to see that tough problems aren't solved easily, but require resolve and perseverance. The naysayers here probably have summary reading skills associated with attention deficit, given they mock those who are tenacious in solving the unknown.
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Originally posted by no1smootha
reply to post by dign4it
My former Lodge was No. 13, and it was in fact formed by miners who built their first Temple in Bingham Canyon. This building, indeed the entire town was bought by a large copper mining operation in order to expand their mine many years back. So in a way, there was a repository beneath it. But none of this is secret, the history is published on their website.
Originally posted by no1smootha
reply to post by freewestray
Hat would be "our" history, written by us and for us. Really, who else would be interested?
Originally posted by Sauron
I was in our treasure room this morning where we keep the jewels.
Only we disguise it with a sign on the door that says closetedit on 24/3/2012 by Sauron because: (no reason given)