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And I always get a little teary listening to 'Saturday Night Waltz.'


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That is exquisite -- as are all the musical pieces you post! (I still listen to Mean Mary & brother occasionally.) At first I thought it was incongruous with other Copland compositions, but listening more it is not at all...

Did you notice it was recorded near Quilcene, WA? That's close to Dabob Bay, where I have spent good times for many decades.

Late edit: I went off looking for more by the same two musicians, and came upon this Vivaldi!


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Yes, Virginia, I did notice Quilcene, and thought you must have been there at one time or another. :)

And yes, Anderson and Roe have a lot of perfectly lovely performances online.

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Tink, do you watch Tucker Carlson regularly? Have you already seen this? 


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Yes, I do watch Tucker regularly, but I hadn't seen that segment. Yes, the deep state would very much like to get its hands on Assange after all the damage he caused the deep state, not to mention their candidate Hillary. But the question of Assange's sources remains murky.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/assange-offered-pardon-if-he-helped-resolve-speculation-about-russian-n1240424

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Yes, and Tink I have done some looking into that...not enough for certainty of course, but this is what I am going with for now:

Wm. Binney (whistleblower) says he can tell that the information was transferred on a flash drive, which indicates a leak rather than a hack. Well, I am sure you have heard of Seth Rich...soon killed in a robbery, perpetrator(s) of which never apprehended. DNC truly creepy, imo...and I am confident RNC no better.

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Well, Virginia, I can't really agree that the RNC is no better than the DNC at this point in history.

The proven high-level deep-state liars, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, etc, were all in the pocket of the DNC, working against Trump to the benefit of Hillary. It's also quite clear that Mueller and his investigators knew within a few months that there was no evidence of collusion/conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians, yet they kept it going for over two years, much to the benefit of the Democrats in the 2018 elections.

And I can't think of any mysterious unsolved murders that seem to have benefited the RNC. :ermm:

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All I can say there Tink is that I hope I am wrong and you are correct, that one party still has a bit more integrity than the other...and I am concerned that you are most probably not (correct).

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I'm not saying the RNC wouldn't under any circumstances do what the DNC is/has been doing.

BUT, what worries me is that the DNC holds most of the corrupt cards at the present time, and is dangerously close to establishing a permanent CCP-style one-party national government.

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Yes I do know, you do have some belief/hope that has not already taken place, has not already happened...

...the CCP-style one-party national government, I am very concerned that has already happened here, under the camouflage of all the illusory trappings of democracy still in place -- votes, choice between two parties (Real Diametric Differences!!!), flag patriotism American exceptionalism, We-the-people.

I want to be as realistic as I can, work from that, not get disheartened not give up -- but things have gone very far. 

So while I hope you are correct, I still work from what I am seeing. Part of that is being old, Tink; I never dreamed elders were treated like this...I am very glad I made the choices I did to end up low-income, I never would have known...and I think what we endure is coming to all Americans.

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Virginia, I don't disagree that both parties permit the kind of abuses you have experienced, but I fear you haven't seen anything yet, if the Marxist left wing of the Democrats establishes its CCP-style state.

"...and I think what we endure is coming to all Americans."

All Americans, that is, except a permanent ruling Nomenklatura.

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Yes Tink, and the difference I would have with your comment is that I don't think the Republicans offer a way out, they do not offer a way forward, they take us deeper toward the left-wing drama you describe. I remember one of our conversations, your observation I believe to be correct, something about the extreme left wing and the right wing meeting around behind at the back door.

All those problems you (accurately) pointed out with the Dem? What if the only difference is that the Republicans have not yet been caught out? I think so, don't have any real doubt.

So, I see the way forward as coming from below...adversarial political partisanship a dead end...instead, something basic and essential happening through you and me and my cousin us the Great Unwashed, with all our diverging views it happens through the foundation of our good hearts. Not sure what that will look like, but it's not the Republican Party that will bring it off, I feel quite sure.

Here is one point I hope we can start: Apparently, what I read, there are already attempts to get rid of cash -- digital currency only, with its immense potential for completing control of the populace. Maybe we can take a stand there, as a place to start. 

The First Amendment also hugely watershed, but the Nomenklatura has been able to polarize us against Assange, creating hatred of him, then using that hatred to sneak through dismantling the First...however, I am still hoping enough will see through that...begin to create a momentum toward freedom...sooner rather than later now, non-violence no bloodbath.

Well, it's a lovely morning here on the Pacific raincoast...hope you are too...I truly tend to imagine LI as harboring wooded glens and creeks where fairies play...is Long Island kinda ritzy some parts? I saw that the Vanderbilts had a summer house there...Consuelo loved it as a child...I was about to dash over and take a look...but it burned down. She lived to age 87, that was 1964 -- eventually married the love of her life, hurrah for her!

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"Yes Tink, and the difference I would have with your comment is that I don't think the Republicans offer a way out, they do not offer a way forward, they take us deeper toward the left-wing drama you describe. I remember one of our conversations, your observation I believe to be correct, something about the extreme left wing and the right wing meeting around behind at the back door."

Yes, but at this point I don't see the Republicans covering up for large gangs of thugs looting and burning and killing, doing hundreds of millions in damages in major US cities, so the Republicans, unlike the left wing of the Democrats, have not yet  reached the back door.

".I truly tend to imagine LI as harboring wooded glens and creeks where fairies play..."

Yes, there are some, but nothing like the grand western forests. :)

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Well...dark Tink does indeed appear to be frolicking in one of our raincoast forests, here...oh, and have you been to California? I lived there three years, and I am convinced that Monterey Bay is one dwelling place of the slithy toves, who Actually Do gyre and gimble in its wabe(s). Along with mimsy borogoves and lots of mome raths out there grabing.

As for Republican comparative virtues? (deep breath, blunt observation)...I truly think you are projecting your own integrity onto a group of people where, by and large, that integrity is absent, it does not exist.

(Qualification; the integrity is absent in the leaders and hidden powerful, it is present in the rank and file.)

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"As for Republican comparative virtues? (deep breath, blunt observation)...I truly think you are projecting your own integrity onto a group of people where, by and large, that integrity is absent, it does not exist."

Well, you may be right about Republican integrity, but with the radical Democrats, I see their shock troops on the streets of many cities (like the communist Red Front Fighters' League in Weimar Germany). I don't yet see any significant equivalent of the brownshirts here.

Yes, I have been in California several times, but only as a tourist. Drove from San Francisco to Anaheim (Disneyland) via the Pacific Palisades. Didn't get to see the redwoods and sequoias though.


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N'kay Tink, here goes...them radical-Democrats-shock-troops? You just can't paint those folks with one brush...must take them one-by-one, inductive thinking to characterize a whole category does not work here. 

Recent conversation with my cousin, I (mis)used the term 'skinheads' to paint a general class of extremist folks who are arming...she bristled, and I finally figured out that skinheads are considered conservative and she sees our current radicals as left-wing liberals! Nope got to figure out the nut cases individually, imo.

My Quora friend in California, he and I talk once a week by phone which happened this morning. I myself was not in politics until recently, but he mentioned that the term 'liberal' now is applied very different from what he remembers from decades ago...that today's "liberal" would be considered as ultra-rightwing-conservative back in the day (he is 78).

I was much encouraged by our talk; he has hopes for a kind of coup that will expose Biden, and leading to his removal, and it might come through established channels -- enough people of integrity remaining in the halls of power to accomplish that...I hope so. (He sees the coup attempt against Trump as specious, and I agree.)

Oh...you may enjoy this; I asked him if he were in front of a firing squad with choices of voting Trump, Biden, or shoot -- without hesitation he would choose shoot! :D

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Do keep the redwoods/sequoias on your bucket list -- I have gotten totally entranced there several times...dark Tink will love those, the redwoods can reproduce by fairy rings! (True story; the parent sends out runners, and its offspring come up in a circle as the parent ages.) I have spent days and days and even weeks traveling, hiking, camping there.

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