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Living in extraordinary times in history

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tomoko, May 5, 2016.

  1. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    This song (or interlude) Is what I call, the very soundtrack of the days we are living. I do believe that is John Walsh's voice at the beginning from America's Most Wanted. We are living in a time in history where, it could very well be the last chapter to the beginning of the end. We are living in precarious times. This is why I don't watch TV. You turn it on all you see are death and despair. Or biased reporting as a whole. This was from Scarface's The Diary album from over 23 years ago. Every time I hear this I get goosebumps on my back. It'll raise the hair on the back of your
    neck.

    https://www.song365.name/track/scarface-one-time-470990.html
     
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  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    no, it won't.
     
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  3. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Prove it then. Instead of a failed and rude attempt to belittle my thoughts. That is something I do not take kindly. You do not want to be on my bad side. Instead using a lame ad hominem attack. That's a fallacy and a cowardly weak response, If I ever heard one. Why am I not surprised.....?

    Now....where was I?
     
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  4. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    I'm waiting...
     
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  5. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    I get and agree with your sentiment, Tomoko, and I just can't relate to, or appreciate the music choice. I think though we all could choose a song or lyric that would express a similar frustration and angst with the world; it would probably be a different song for everyone, as music can be such a personal thing. I wouldn't take Doc's comment too seriously.;)

    How are you feeling?
     
  6. Tomoko

    Tomoko Leavenworth, WA Active Member

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    Indeed, each and everyone of us has our own "celestial" song, whether we know it or not that God gave. Can we just try to focus on my message at hand, please? Instead of making excuses for Doc's childish response. I wil take his comment seriously. This is a forum for adults. Not for people who act childish. Do not try and change the subject. I get very annoyed by this. It's behavior like this I am not very tolerant of, and rightly so.

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  7. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    yikes . . . the thread is all yours o_O
     
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  8. Gaazoak

    Gaazoak Tacoma New Member

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    Knock it off
    Act right tomoko
     
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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    When all the doom and gloom from the news or other media gets too much , one song I like to listen to is Brian Setzer's cover of Glenn Miller's In The Mood.
    'Course the folks who heard it when Glenn Miller was around and playing it were living in extraordinary times ...
    Andy
     
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  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looking over this thread a couple of times, I'm not sure of a few things:

    First, I'm not sure what commentary, if any, you're looking for in your OP. Are you asking a question? Or just making a statement? I've read it a few times and I'm not clear on the intent. What kind of responses were you hoping for?

    Second, I didn't read Doc's comment as meaning to insult you in some way, I saw him simply express an opinion, and did so with few words. That's pretty common on this forum - I see it all the time. You both obviously have a different view, but I don't see that he was attacking you - just my 2 cents on that matter.

    But to the discussion in your OP. I'm not a huge music guy myself, but going back to my teens and twenties, I did have some songs that resonated with me and with my view of the world. Much of that came from hard rock and heavy metal, though some also came from more new age tracks that had similar tones to the one you posted. Occasionally those songs do come back to mind and take me back to a different time. The song you posted also reminds me of songs from my past like Crossfire, One and Cult of Personality, where clips or soundbites of news events (usually negative) were worked into the music - definitely a strong impact when blended with the right music.

    As to the world today. Yes, it's messed up, that is abundantly clear. Is it the beginning of the end? I don't think anyone can say for certain that it is or it isn't. Bad news, even in increasing amounts, doesn't mean the world can't turn around. We've already survived two world wars, changed as a result of them, but still survived. History is filled with entire empires that have collapsed, while the rest of the world went on. And while I have no great optimism at this time for where we're headed, I have a feeling perhaps we're not at the end just yet. But then again, who of us can possible predict what the future may hold. I will note that my worldview includes the fact that I'm a Christian, so my view of the end is very much informed by that belief. But even with that, I don't know if this is it - yet.

    Regardless of the current direction of this country and of the world in general, I do try to hold some level of hope that we will once again turn a corner and find a way to get better again. I honestly don't know if that will happen, but I prefer to hope, so long as I'm capable of it. And with the election BS that's going on in this country right now, hope seems harder and harder to hold onto.
     
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  11. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Doc shaves his neck.

    That should clear up things a bit.

    :)
     
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  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Imma chock it up to pain and tiredness. Otherwise I'd have just hit the ignore button and left it at that.
     
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  13. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    This thread maka no sense and it sounds like the OP is looking for a fight! Peace out:confused:
     
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  14. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for your thoughts.

    On current course with humanity there will be a point of no return of the path stays the same.

    Doesn't raise hair on my neck, though sometimes I take a look where and who said something to see if it's agenda driven (album sales).

    The crux of it is that people actually do have goodwill inside them and given the chance and will resist what was spoken about.
     
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  15. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Hmmm, "you do not want to be on my bad side" always seems like a threat to me. I know you are going through some health issues, and I can appreciate that. Being in a hospital sucks. But Doc was neither rude or belittling in his simple 3 word comment. Your posts and threads up to this point have been tactful and thoughtful. And its ok for other members here to disagree with you and post their thoughts just like you have.

    And if I may take the white gloves off for just one second....I'm game to be on anyone's bad side. So get to feeling better. And realize that your opinion is just that. YOURS.
     
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  16. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is not going to end well.
     
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  17. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    And if I may get even more on your bad side.....

    Listen to: (on GOOD headphones)



    "Goosebumps" got nothin on this.
     
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  18. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WWI
    The Flu pandemic
    the depression
    WWII
    The McCarthy Hearings
    Korea
    The Cold War
    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    Vietnam and the anti war movement
    The Clinton's
    Eboli
    Zeka
    The Clintons
    etc.

    Every generation has their "this is the end of the world thing" and yet if you ignore the majority of it and just keep on it all works out until the next thing to end the world.
     
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  19. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I was reading it as a bald joke sort of thing myself.
     
  20. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    some body ran out of there MEDS.