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|Aug-09-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Hi <morf> - you still around? I am monitoring my forum...|
|Aug-09-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: No jumping of the line here, <tga> :)|
|Aug-09-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: LOL fair enough...
I have to make dinner now anyway, so some other time!
|Aug-09-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <tga> Seems like <morf>'s not here at the moment anyway, so I guess we'll both have to do it at a later time.|
Things would have been so much easier if this site had some form of Private Messaging, but I acknowledge that there may be some good reasons for not having a PM option available as well.
|Aug-09-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Count Wedgemore: <tga> Seems like <morf>'s not here at the moment anyway, so I guess we'll both have to do it at a later time.>|
Yes, it looks that way. Anyway, wouldn't you know it, no one ever comes to the door... Until I was trying to monitor my forum.
Then someone rang the bell, wanting to talk politics! My prayers answered! :)
Young kid, canvassing for a candidate who is on the ballot in November.
Plus, I am trying to cook dinner! When it rains, it pours. So I closed my forum to make sure <morf> doesn't post when I'm not there.
|Aug-09-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Thats a brilliant post! |
|Aug-09-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: I'm monitoring my forum now, <morf>.|
|Aug-10-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Thats a brilliant post!|
Now if I could just convince you to follow me around cg.com, writing this same message after all of my posts, well that could be something! :)
|Aug-10-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: Okay. This is my review of England's World Cup performance, I'll expand on the tournament as a whole in the last part. |
Part 1 of 5... (Don't laugh lol)
This is my attempt at journalism. I've written it from the perspective of as if you were reading a newspaper... a bad one, lol.
<1.England. World Cup 2018 semi finalists. A team who made their county proud. Harry Kane wins the golden boot, no penalty losses, the curses of old were lifted. They played their very best and gave it everything they had. A nation respected once again. The best England performance at a World Cup since Gascoigne made us cry that night in Turin 1990.
2. England. They let us down again, we're sick of these overpaid footballers playing like Lionel Messi for their clubs and playing like a one legged Lionel Richie for their country. None of these players should pull on an England shirt again... Ever.>
<<If an Englishman was asked which paragraph he'd most likely see in a newspaper before the World Cup he'd choose #2 but dream of #1.... Let me tell you a story about England and how they *really did* bring football home in 2018 - maybe not the World Cup trophy itself, but they brought it home. England, when they do well in a tournament start slowly, usually losing/drawing their first game, plodding their way through the 2nd group game, and having to rely on winning their 3rd group game to qualify for the KO stage. Not this time. As we boiled back home in England during one of the hottest summers of recent memory the 3 Lions didn't start with a whimper... they started with a roar. (I like that line - Me) Tunisia were beaten comprehensively by a team who hadn't even hit 2nd gear, Harry Kane did what he does for his club and gets picked to do for England Scored goals! As an out and out striker, scrappy goals are a predatory #9's meal and Kane started with a feast. Not quite Gary Lineker and not quite Alan Shearer, Kane proved he could be as valuable - and as classy - to this English team as the two English legends were to previous English sides. We all expected disappointment - we're English after all - but after this Tunisia game we started saying it, those 3 magical words that we never really believe, but boy do we dream about...... Football's coming home.>
I'm just finishing it off Morf, I'm busy but I did promise I'd do this so as I said above. This is an attempt at journalism, trust me it gets better :)
|Aug-10-18|| ||morfishine: <Dr Winston OBoogie> Very good, I look forward to your finished product, segment by segment! I hope you had read my posts on the World Cup. I wanted you to know that my pick for England to win was based on real research conducted over 3 months and not some flim-flam designed to appease your interest in UK football|
I really thought they were the team to win it all
At least 1 of my predictions came true: Kane won the Boot! :)
|Aug-10-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: part 1 of <Winston>'s World Cup review certainly looks promising. But we will have to see the finished product for a more proper assessment!|
<At least 1 of my predictions came true: Kane won the Boot! :)>
That was a good call, <morf>. Kane was not among the bookmakers' top choices beforehand.
Well, I didn't do so badly either: I picked Belgium's Lukaku, and he (along with a couple others) ended up as runner-up to the Golden Boot.
|Aug-10-18|| ||morfishine: <Count Wedgemore> Likaku was an excellent choice for the boot along with Mbappe. Your choice displays superior acuity! |
One thing I always enjoy about the World Cup is I get to re-familiarize myself with the current world class players (I don't follow World football closely on an annual basis like I used to in the 1980's - 1990's). The World Cup is always a great opportunity to see the "up and coming" stars along with the established stars!
|Aug-11-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: You two had some great picks, I was very impressed. I picked my predictions in a rush - and with my heart not my head - but still, that's no excuse. Mbappe was a class act but the press got carried away with themselves saying he's as strong and skillful as Brazilian Ronaldo and he'll have a career to match Portuguese Ronaldo. I know no matter what that boy does he can't really go up.... He won the World Cup <aged 19> and he's no Pele. Is he a fantastic footballer? Absolutely! But I know football well enough to say he's nowhere near as good as Brazilian Ronaldo and never will be. I hate it when the press put so much pressure on young lads. |
Wedgie. I'd like to apologise to you for mistakenly thinking you were the psychotic Big pawn. One day I'll tell you why I thought that but for now I just want to apologize to you because I was purposefully obnoxious towards you. I'll be back soon and we'll have a good chat.
Take care fellas :)
|Aug-11-18|| ||morfishine: <Dr Winston OBoogie> And on Maguire's header, the deafening roar was heard all the way back to England|
|Aug-12-18|| ||Richard Taylor: <morfishine: <Richard Taylor> Thank you sir for dropping in! Its always a pleasure to have you onboard! On your comment: <... We are losing on the earth 10 billion trees a year. The planet is not in a good state. What to do?> Find the sustainable number, then go from there>|
A good point. It seems that the depletion of forests is affecting bird life and reducing the numbers of birds.
Also plastic in the sea is a massive issue.
In NZ the Government has now banned plastic bags from all shops. This is to be phased in.
Also they have introduced extra payments for poor people or retired persons during the winter months.
Also there is a push to address the pollution caused by over-farming and excessive fertilization use etc. Dealing with introduced pests is also a problem. There are still a lot of issues in NZ and of course the world.
Perhaps the man made destruction of the environment and the large pollution world wide can be offset; but populations continue to rise so maybe it is the 'ending time'. Or maybe we can "muddle through" despite such as Trump and so on.
The fires seem terrible from here I feel for those people in the US and Portugal etc.
Here in the tail end of winter the weather is quite beautiful.
Meanwhile we await developments on this site. I hope all goes well.
|Aug-12-18|| ||morfishine: <Richard Taylor> I think from a worldwide human population perspective, we are beyond the sustainable number. This is evidenced by the pressing need for enough food to feed everybody resulting in Hormones & steroids introduced over the decades, radically shortening the growth periods (while also decreasing the quality of the finished product). GMO's are now the norm allowing countries with short growing seasons to maximize output while also reducing nutritional value.
Even if these measures are avoided, we find the farmer trying to cut costs by using unnatural feed. So on the shelves are "corn fed" beef even if cows much prefer grass, (which is their natural staple). Sure, grass-fed beef is available, at 2-3 times the price of corn-fed!|
There are other examples of people trying to address food shortage issues with salmon farming, shrimp farming, talapia farming, etc. In the vast majority of these 'fish farms' the fish are fed unnatural feed, like corn. Fish do not eat corn! And on a side note, poorly managed "fish farms" not only feed their fish unnatural food, but their water raising environment is sub-standard resulting in poor quality meat.
Admittedly, some fish farms make a determined effort to replicate the fishes natural food and also maintain a clean healthy water environment, but these are in the vast minority
"Wild Caught" is the best way to go, but again this can become cost prohibitive, but not always. I've found, from time-to-time, good deals on "Wild Caught" fish, shrimp, scallops, etc., and its at this time, I load the freezer!
|Aug-12-18|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Nice postings over at the chessgames.com forum. |
I would've posted this in your forum but I see you closed it. I hope its temporary
|Aug-14-18|| ||morfishine: Sinquefield Cup 2018
Round 1, Saturday, August 18, 1:00 PM
Aronian - Karjakin
Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen
Nakamura - Anand
Mamedyarov - So
Caruana - Grischuk
Round 2, Sunday, August 19, 1:00 PM
Caruana - Aronian
Grischuk - Mamedyarov
So - Nakamura
Anand - Vachier-Lagrave
Carlsen - Karjakin
Round 3, Monday, August 20, 1:00 PM
Aronian - Carlsen
Karjakin - Anand
Vachier-Lagrave - So
Nakamura - Grischuk
Mamedyarov - Caruana
Round 4, Tuesday, August 21, 1:00 PM
Mamedyarov - Aronian
Caruana - Nakamura
Grischuk - Vachier-Lagrave
So - Karjakin
Anand - Carlsen
Round 5, Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 PM
Aronian - Anand
Carlsen - So
Karjakin - Grischuk
Vachier-Lagrave - Caruana
Nakamura - Mamedyarov
Rest day, Thursday, August 23, 1:00 PM
Round 6, Friday, August 24, 1:00 PM
Nakamura - Aronian
Mamedyarov - Vachier-Lagrave
Caruana - Karjakin
Grischuk - Carlsen
So - Anand
Round 7, Saturday, August 25, 1:00 PM
Aronian - So
Anand - Grischuk
Carlsen - Caruana
Karjakin - Mamedyarov
Vachier-Lagrave - Nakamura
Round 8, Sunday, August 26, 1:00 PM
Vachier-Lagrave - Aronian,
Nakamura - Karjakin
Mamedyarov - Carlsen
Caruana - Anand
Grischuk - So
Round 9, Monday, August 27, 1:00 PM
Aronian - Grischuk
So - Caruana
Anand - Mamedyarov
Carlsen - Nakamura
Karjakin - Vachier-Lagrave
|Aug-14-18|| ||Golden Executive: Hi <morf>, your predictions for Round 1 are incomplete (you missed Aronian - Karjakin):|
<morfishine: Round 1 Picks: 8/18 1:00 PM
Aronian - Karjakin
Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 1/2
Nakamura - Anand 1/2
Mamedyarov - So 1/2
Caruana - Grischuk 1/2>
Please re-submit all of your predictions for round 1 (even if you are only adding a prediction for the missed game). Have a nice day.
|Aug-14-18|| ||WinKing: Hi <morfishine>,|
<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>
Less than 4 days to go!
Countdown to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup:
♘St. Louis♘2018 Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗
This tournament will run from August 18th thru August 27th 2018. (9 Rounds)
Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand,
Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nakamura & So
Average rating: 2788 (as of 8/6/18) - Category XXII
<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>
Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...
Round 1 is Saturday, August 18th & it starts @ 13:00hrs (1pm) St. Louis, USA
time(2pm chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 13:00hrs (1pm).
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
(FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish.
Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)
User: Golden Executive -
(The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run &
hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)
This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 -
11 years running)
(Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number
of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> &
hosted by <OhioChessFan>.
Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
She(He) can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Aug-15-18|| ||morfishine: <Winking> Thanks!|
|Aug-15-18|| ||Richard Taylor: <morfishine: <Richard Taylor> I think from a worldwide human population perspective, we are beyond the sustainable number. This is evidenced by the pressing need for enough food to feed everybody resulting in Hormones & steroids introduced over the decades, radically shortening the growth periods (while also decreasing the quality of the finished product). ....
"Wild Caught" is the best way to go, but again this can become cost prohibitive, but not always. I've found, from time-to-time, good deals on "Wild Caught" fish, shrimp, scallops, etc., and its at this time, I load the freezer!>|
I don't eat fresh fish. Fish, unless they are those frozen ones in batter, make me feel ill. (I know you are keen on fishing etc).
But I like steak. I think there is still enough food. In fact Capitalism always overproduces. In fact humans have since 10,000 years ago at the time of the agricultural revolution.
The question is whether humans will survive the climate changes, rising populations, and wars. Oxygen might run out...The US needs to realize that it cannot be a huge Island in the middle of the world. Trump had to address pollution and other issues.
I recall the optimism people felt (in the 50s to 60s) for science and productivity, and indeed the National Geographic from the US and Life were some of the reading I did. I was fascinated by developments in science and read some great books from the Scientific Book Club, but nowadays I realise that it is and was an illusion this idea of "progress". We are merely twigs on the tree of chance. Either we march toward some utopia on earth or in heaven depending. But I think both are the strange hubris of humans. We are simply too successful. Thus we will or may be supplanted by ants and even viruses. Or whatever can adapt to the hell.
If you believe in God you have to also assume that that being is benificent. He may indeed be Descartes' 'Evil Genius'...
I was reading some of a book by Rachel Carson the other day. She wrote beautifully.
But if you want to get into things I recommend J G Ballard of 'The Drowned World', 'The Empire of the Sun', 'Crash' and so on...
Oh well, it seems that chessgames is surviving for now...
|Aug-15-18|| ||morfishine: <Richard Taylor> My mother made a needlework with a quote by Suquamish Chief Seattle. Its quite beautiful with Indian artifacts recreated around the quote. I read it almost every day:|
Humankind has not woven the web of life
We are but one thread within it
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves
All things are bound together
All things connect
This quote has been interpreted in a number of similar versions, for example:
Man does not weave this web of life
He is merely a strand of it
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints
All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man
The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports
|Aug-16-18|| ||morfishine: Dear <Richard Taylor> This is a very accurate and succint point: <In fact, Capitalism always overproduces>|
*Thats for sell-off
|Aug-16-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <In fact, Capitalism always overproduces>|
While Socialism always underproduces..
Anyway, <morf>. I saw your request for recipes, and I will post some for you tomorrow. You've come to the right place, we Norwegians know our fish!
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