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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 AM
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Is anyone else having just awful feelings lately or this morning?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 AM by shadowknows69
"By the pricking of my thumbs; something wicked this way comes"
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:51 AM
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1. I'm a little gassy
...but that's been wholly unreliable as a forecasting tool for anything. However, it can be a tipoff as to what I ate the night before.

Anything specific that you're worried about?
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:51 AM
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2. My thoughts exactly, I thought it was the fish salad.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:52 AM by Angela Shelley
:-)
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:52 PM
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39. We need a Democrat who can save this country ...
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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41. Ummm... actually we need millions of people like US to save this country:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

This is not something I wrote. It's by a writer named Sara Robinson, that I found on Truthout - that enlarges, in detail, upon the hijacking of the American policy infrastructure, and how we should take it back - although no quick fixes are offered. Mainly because this is no quick-fix job. This is an "in-it-for-the-long-haul" affair. But it just spoke to me as perhaps the ONLY way we can really repair and rehabilitate America - by turning it AWAY from the CONservative direction in which it's been steered.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:57 AM
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7. True if I went by my gas cycle
Every day would be armageddon. There has to be a profitable angle in it somewhere. People pay psychics to read tea leaves for fuck's sake.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:00 AM
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10. Maybe feelings of disaster, personal or public I don't know
Convoluted feelings of dread, and horrible dreams of late.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:11 AM
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14. Well, it IS a bit Stephen King-ish out there
I wouldn't be surprised to run into Randall Flagg at the grocery, frankly. So, there is some justification for unease generally. Tough times ahead. Prepare as best you can.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:14 AM
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17. Do you know me or are you just psychic too?
"The Stand" is only about my all time favorite book.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:22 AM
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21. Well, I DO make my own biscuits. lol
The Stand pissed me off. 1,000+ pages and he NUKED the bad guy!! ARGGGGH! Other than the ending, though, it was a good story. Fantastic characters, as usual for King. I'm kind of lukewarm on him overall, but my wife gets everything he writes...which means that I read a lot more of him than I would if left to my own devices.

I'm considering tagging some of the local buildings with "ALL HAIL THE CRIMSON KING" just to see who I scare the hell out of. lol
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 AM
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22. Heh
It was one of my first major novels. Can't argue about King's endings. It's always more about the journey.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:30 AM
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25. I actually grieve over the ending of the Gunslinger series
I really thought that that series was going to give King a great place in literature. Then he sort of petered out around the fourth or fifth book (I forget which). The ending was so disappointing. But there were some great moments and great characters along the way.

But, seriously, isn't there a sort of general feeling out there that would be very much at home in the Stand or the Gunslinger series? It's interesting.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:34 AM
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27. I gave up on gunsling about book 3 or 4 i think
I will read it all someday but I heard about the ending and yeah, I can see where that would piss some fans off.

I agree with you about the general feeling of people. This feels like an old and warn out world. On the brink of utter doom, or salvation. A crossroads of space and time. There's a signpost up ahead.......
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:38 AM
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30. The sign probably says...
..."If you can read this, you have gone too far." :)
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:42 AM
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32. I think you and I have locked horns in GD:P
But you're all right Birthy B-) See folks. Still same team. Learn from us.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:12 PM
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34. Yes, we have.
And I enjoyed it. I take almost nothing personally. Some believe that that is my only redeeming feature. Their wives frequently disagree with them on that point. :evilgrin:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:28 PM
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35. Bada bum!
B-)
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:35 PM
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42. I have read all SEVEN Gunslinger books. King did finish.
He did quit writing them for awhile, but I strongly advise you to read the final installments. I was really satisified with how he finished the series... one of my favorites.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:52 AM
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3. yep, 7 1/2 long years I have and yes it is getting more and more so with each passing day
hows your stopping smoking coming along. I'm hoping it coming along good but if not so be it there is always another time. It took me many tries before I finally hit on a process that allowed me to quit.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:58 AM
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9. losing the smoking battle currently
but we're trying a new strategy on monday. Thanks for asking.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:14 AM
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16. Peace. Thats what I'm here for is to offer encouragement
I tried many strategies before I finally hit on one that worked for me so I am glad you haven't given up yet as its easy to do, give up. The fact that food taste so much better, the house smells cleaner, car too, no early morning coughs except'n of course if I happen to take a toke, then all bets on that one is off. But seriously when you do and trust me you will, you will look back and thank yourself for having done that very thing. That I can promise you.
aug. 14 8:05am '77 waiting on a train to pass so I could get on my way to a late morning start at work I lit my last cigarette. I remember it well as it was a life changing moment.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:15 AM
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18. At this point if I give up giving up.
I die a lot quicker. So it's a no brainer.
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
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45. Wishing you luck! I quit last summer after smoking for 46 years...
I just got pissed off one day and said "that's it, I quit", gave away 3 cartons and stopped. Bought a nice
HDTV with the money I saved! :-)
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:53 AM
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4. i actually dreamed last night
that there was a run on the banks.

you know how dreams are, anything makes sense.

but people were LITERALLY running to their banks to try to get their money.

the dream didn't last long enough for me to find out if they were successful or not...
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:54 AM
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5. Dream interpretation time: Were you running too?
:-)
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El Pinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:20 AM
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20. That HAD to be a dream. Most Americans are net debtors, not savers.
NT
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:54 AM
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6. I feel like I've been hanging on to the edge of a cliff by my fingertips
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:56 AM by notadmblnd
for many years now with absolutely no hope of anyone throwing me a rope to pull my self up by. I guess I forgot to wear my boots with the straps that day, so now I must suffer. As I hang here from the edge, one of the things I have noticed recently, is that, others are joining me in droves.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:58 AM
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8. Good luck to you
I wish I had something better...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:04 AM
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11. Yeah! I just had a couple of crack dealers move next door to me.
:P
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:07 AM
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13. Maybe they are the ones who just moved out
from my neighborhood! Good Luck! :-)
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:13 AM
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15. Or the ones who just got busted above my apartment yesterday
I kid you not. It was like an action movie here yesterday. Guns, dogs, undercover detectives (who I now know what they look like heh), battering rams, big imposing white vehicles. Fun fun fun.
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:07 AM
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12. So be here now
Living in feelings of dread, real or imagined, is not a good place to be. Knocks your immunity, keeps us unconscious. Let it go. Spend some time in nature, with a child or another innocent being who is immune to the ills that plague the world. Enjoy the moment... breathe
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:16 AM
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19. Yes
but then you know that. My very best to you, my dear Shadow! :hug:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:26 AM
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23. No...
As I've said before the most awful has already happened.

On a side note, my grandmother once had massive feelings of foreboding and it ended up being overloaded circuits in her house. They can produce that feeling.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:27 AM
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24. That wouldn't surprise me Mrs. Grumpy
Not to mention I sit staring into this CRT all day baking my eyes.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:31 AM
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26. Every time I get my Dean Witter investment statement I get ill.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:35 AM
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28. That' why I just gamble in a casino
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:35 AM by shadowknows69
The pain is so much quicker; Less torturous.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:39 AM
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31. It's when you STOP getting them that you should worry.
:)
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:43 AM
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33. My 401k is down -28% Why the fuck am I putting money in there?
I could be using that money for other things.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:59 PM
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38. If I had gone with my first instinct when Bush first entered office and
got out of the stock market, I would be thousands of dollars ahead.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:47 PM
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44. Maybe you should look up dollar cost averaging n/t
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:37 AM
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29. I've had them all along, with a big increase since
the end of January.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:26 PM
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36. I've been having them for 1 1/2 years now
I look around and see what looks to be normal outside , that is what's visable on the surface .

There is something very different in how things feel , like a disconnect and a hollow empty space .

It reminds me of how Malloy described a red oak tree he had cut down on his friday show . It was old and tall and looked alive on the outside but when they cut into the base the inside was hollow .

I walk around where I live or drive the streets but nothing feels the same and it is not me . Sometimes i get the feeling that people are just waiting to be marched into the furnace and don't know what to do about it . They do not talk or look others in the eye , they just go on with some sort of surreal purpose .
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:57 PM
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37. I hate to be the bearer of bad news
but I feel an ominous foreboding too. The global economy is on the verge of collapse; contagion spreading from the US to Europe, Asia... and onward ho!

I don't know what people are talking about when they say they're buying silver and gold. In coins or by the bucket load? Because gold & mining stocks will also be worthless paper soon?

Who wants to survive in a society that has completely collapsed with marauding thugs running the show?




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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:39 PM
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43. you'd be surprised
you ask: Who wants to survive in a society that has completely collapsed with marauding thugs running the show?




well, i do, for one, but considering i'm from new orleans, your future is probably indistinguishable from my past and present -- a "society" completely collapsed with marauding thugs running the show, yeah, check, the thing is you can get used to anything and the will to survive is pretty strong!
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:16 PM
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47. I'm sorry to hear that, pitohui. My heart goes out to you and everyone else
suffering from this organized bestiality that is now just realizing it is fucking itself to death too!

:grouphug:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:53 PM
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40. I -usually- do. Which is why I am cultivating detachment and positive energy.
Staying out of GDP is one of the finest spiritual acheivements of my life. ;)
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 PM
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46. i've been feeling uneasy too
for the past two months. can't seem to shake it either. i was waiting to see if anyone would make a post like this :scared:
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:34 PM
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48. i'm feeling spiffy and delightful, even though there's much work to do, thanks for asking.
which usually means impending disaster in my experience. i find i get totally exhilarated whenever utter doom is about to crash down upon all our heads. kinda like the wonderful anticipation and rush of a roller coaster's first big dip. so yes, we are forsaken and great horrors are a'comin.

wheeeeee! doom doom doom, doom de doom de doom, doom doom doom, DOOM!



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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:57 PM
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49. I just saw "Treehouse of Horror VII" but I voted for Kodos! n/t
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