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    Let's say a world central banker's cabal, who...

    Let's say a world central banker's cabal, who look out for "me, myself, and I".

    Why do they control interest rates instead of letting the market decide where rates should be. Why are they...
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    One reason are short assertions or statements...

    One reason are short assertions or statements that stick with you. Such as:

    "Age is unnecessary" -- Lear
    "Who can control his fate?" -- Othello
    "Boy!" -- Coriolanus
    "We are such stuff as dreams...
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    No sure, but perhaps Steinbeck's The Red Pony,...

    No sure, but perhaps Steinbeck's The Red Pony, about father's relation with child. Or a ranch hand's.
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    Conrad George Eliot W. Shakespeare plus 4th:...

    Conrad
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    plus 4th: Chekhov
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    Suffragette -- superb film! Brooklyn -- fine...

    Suffragette -- superb film!
    Brooklyn -- fine film.
    t.v. Miss Fisher (private detective in Australia) on Netflix -- spunky.
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    Post #4 beat me to the punch -- leave it to Orson Wells to answer this query.
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    Would have to put "Liberty Valance" in top 100 --...

    Would have to put "Liberty Valance" in top 100 -- super-evil vs. innocence and courage, courage to the point of foolhardiness. But, he risked his life. Plus the Duke controlling events so smoothly....
  8. Anybody a "Blue Bloods" fanatic (on Netflix)? or "Madam Secretary"?

    Can't get enough of Blue Bloods. How about you? You like the family with all their "issues"?

    Likewise, Madam Secretary is fun too. What's your take on it's first year available on Netflix?
  9. The Q&A method is best. Ask them questions and...

    The Q&A method is best. Ask them questions and then don't answer them. Wait and give them time to respond. Coax discussion out of them. Once it starts rolling, you may find that many will enjoy...
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    Yes, you should enjoy "The Pearl". Also,...

    Yes, you should enjoy "The Pearl". Also, Faulkner's "The Bear".
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    Wikipedia says "meta" is Greek "after" or...

    Wikipedia says "meta" is Greek "after" or "beyond". Therefore after-physics or beyond-physics. I've been told, and it makes sense, meta as "above", therefore, above-physics. Above or higher than the...
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    Advanced quantum physicists have gotten past...

    Advanced quantum physicists have gotten past matter, including Einstein and Heisenberg and others. So, saying that Elohim(Spirit) is even conscious of matter is very debatable, let alone that Elohim...
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    Phoenix, German film. Praised by critics. A...

    Phoenix, German film. Praised by critics. A little slow in the beginning. Some say it's like Hitch's Vertigo, well, not exactly. Must see again to fully appreciate. Excellent acting. Don't think...
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    Very tough and serious film -- '71, as in...

    Very tough and serious film -- '71, as in Belfast, Ireland in 1971. Very involved and suspenseful. Exceptional directing, fine acting.
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    A Most Wanted Man -- excellent Phillip Seymour...

    A Most Wanted Man -- excellent Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Whiplash -- excellent J.K. Simmons
    The Sapphires -- fascinating, recommend it, on Netflix
  16. Last year read Jerimiah which was full of drama....

    Last year read Jerimiah which was full of drama. Jerimiah had guts and courage, and was not afraid to speak his mind, irrespective of how dangerous that was.
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    Jesus: "If a man keep my sayings, he shall never...

    Jesus: "If a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death." -- very deep, comprehensive and all-encompassing statement.

    paraphrase, Jesus: "I am not come to destroy the law and the prophets, but...
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    Thanks for tip. Didn't know he actually wrote,...

    Thanks for tip. Didn't know he actually wrote, except for spontaneous poetry -- once played him in Rostand's play and am still foggy about knowing that he actually existed as a real person and that...
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    Winner -- Oregon or Ohio State?

    I say Oregon becomes uncontested #1 -- via versatility and speed.
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    One of my top 3-4 films of all times. Could...

    One of my top 3-4 films of all times. Could watch it once a week and always find new stuff. Favorite line: "I cannot form an opinion" in Viennese accent of course -- Dr. Vinkle.
  21. Thread: The Beatles

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    The question is: how many Beatles songs have...

    The question is: how many Beatles songs have orchestras recorded vs. how many Rolling Stones songs have orchestras recorded? I would guess about 50x1, but have no idea.

    The Beatles had such...
  22. "cultural milieu"?

    "cultural milieu"?
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    Another view would be that Jesus' saw his healing...

    Another view would be that Jesus' saw his healing of the man as a natural process, ie. that healing should be and is a natural phenomenon. And that the man should view the healing in that domain...
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    Not exactly self-help, but the test with...

    Not exactly self-help, but the test with StrengthFinders 2.0 of the Gallop company is pretty accurate. Can save a person from going down wrong career paths that they are not really naturally suited...
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    If you want a really good read, and a short one:...

    If you want a really good read, and a short one: "Zen in the Art of Archery" -- little man able to handle a powerful bow and effortlessly get bullseyes. And studying archery by a German I think for...
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