Psycho-Babble Politics Thread 1105562

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sorry

Posted by alexandra_k on August 1, 2019, at 19:00:33

i'm sorry i broke the 3 post rule.

i have been feeling badly, lately, about having broken it so much.

it did start from a place of meltdown.

and perhaps also a place of personal diary. on writing, or whatever.

but what started as an 'exception to the rule' became the social norm or custom or whatever.

and the boards are worse off for it. because i am 100 per cent certain that at least some posters and / or lurkers simply cannot stand me personally because of some personality clash or whatever and they left because of me. and the boards are worse off for their having left.

and i didn't mean for that to happen. but whether i meant it or not is of little consequence when it comes to the effect.

and the effect on me hasn't been good, either. because i tend to do a similar thing by email. which isn't good. maybe leads me to be spam filtered.

i don't know.

the passport thing turned out to be 5 years not 2 like i said. those 5 years flew by.

just one more year...
just one more year...
just one more year, alex, next year is the year...
just one more year...
one more year...

my life is circling round the drain

i detest this horrible horrible nation.

by the private sector claiming me i just mean...

i used to have faith / trust in government. that rules / laws were for the good of the people, primarily. that government employees like doctors and teachers and the like were working for the good of the people.

i simply don't believe / see that anymore. maybe i was delusional when younger or maybe things are more perverted / corrupt than they used to be.

people want to work for private companies. insurance organisations if you can do statistics. pharmaceutical companies or whatever if you can do biochemistry.

private companies where they want smart and hardworking people.

somewhere you get in with a good group.

my past supervisor used to say these things. used to say things such as these. but he did not sign his students off in a timely fashion. he scaffolded himself up on the backs of their labor. he thought that was acceptable... part of the job... part of the perk at being at the top. part of working your way up from the bottom.

i...

no...

my nieces and nephews all came into money. fathers died young and they got money. they invested in property. their own homes. big enough for them to have boarders / flatmates. so... the boarders / flatmates pay the bulk (all?) of the mortgage on the house. so they have free rent and an asset that accumulates in value. yes they pay rates and maintenene. don't know to be honest wheher the rent from flatmates / boarders covers all of that...

but that's how things work, here.

eat others or be eaten by others. start out being eaten by others. you give them all your stuff and they profit. then you... grow up. come into money of your own. invet that in the start-up costs so you get to rinse and repeat the situation for the next generation. they 'made it in life'. they are landlords not tenants.

if i came into money i wouldn't do that. i would invest in something more modest for just myself and live in it for just myself.

i am not like them.


 

Re: sorry alexandra_k

Posted by sigismund on August 2, 2019, at 14:01:51

In reply to sorry, posted by alexandra_k on August 1, 2019, at 19:00:33

Alex, I don't have much energy and am more or less obsessed with the crisis in making. And since NZ is out and away the least bad country in the anglosphere I find it hard to sympathise.

Of course we could live a country that is not prefascist like, idk, Finland, Germany or somewhere in South America, where they do not have to double down on the lies and lose sight of reality in the process.

I'll be talking about Murdoch next :)

 

Re: sorry alexandra_k

Posted by Beckett2 on August 3, 2019, at 19:27:30

In reply to sorry, posted by alexandra_k on August 1, 2019, at 19:00:33

The world is unjust, and it hurts. Thats a healthy response. The three post rule, I break it all the time. I do agree w sigi, tho, about NZ looking pretty good from where I am. The
US may not be a backwater, but its brutal and anxiety plagued. We have the same issues, making money off the backs of everyone possible. If you dont, youre leaving money on the table.

Today there was talk of a shooting. I assumed this was last weekends shooting in an area not far from me. Instead, it was a new one, less than a week apart, in El Paso. You guys learned your lesson from one.

Youre a really good person Alex :)

 

Re: sorry

Posted by alexandra_k on August 4, 2019, at 5:01:22

In reply to Re: sorry alexandra_k, posted by sigismund on August 2, 2019, at 14:01:51

> Alex, I don't have much energy and am more or less obsessed with the crisis in making.

I wonder if the former is a consequence of the later.

> And since NZ is out and away the least bad country in the anglosphere I find it hard to sympathise.

I don't know.

I guess I am more focused on little pockets of co-operativity / sustainable growth / excellence that arise and persist for a time.

I see more of those well away from here.

Here... I feel mired in a quicksand of swampiness of everything pull pull pulling us back to black mold in the lungs, cold houses, wondering how one will heat ones home and buy food from week to week to week to week...


 

Re: sorry Beckett2

Posted by alexandra_k on August 4, 2019, at 5:05:40

In reply to Re: sorry alexandra_k, posted by Beckett2 on August 3, 2019, at 19:27:30

> The world is unjust, and it hurts. Thats a healthy response.

I think that is probably true.

> I do agree w sigi, tho, about NZ looking pretty good from where I am.

Perhaps it is fair to say that the further away something is, the better it looks. The grass is always greener on the other side of the world, or something like that.

> Today there was talk of a shooting. I assumed this was last weekends shooting in an area not far from me. Instead, it was a new one, less than a week apart, in El Paso. You guys learned your lesson from one.

You probably need to look at shootings per capita.

We do very badly indeed for shootings arising from domestic violence. One of my previous flatmates was murdered (shot in the head) in a murder-suicide from an ex boyfriend. I think... Everyone in this country would know (personally) of at least one.

> Youre a really good person Alex :)

Thankyou. You guys are pretty terrific, yourselves :-)

 

Re: sorry alexandra_k

Posted by beckett2 on August 9, 2019, at 17:56:46

In reply to Re: sorry Beckett2, posted by alexandra_k on August 4, 2019, at 5:05:40

>Perhaps it is fair to say that the further away something is, the better it looks. The grass is always greener on the other side of the world, or something like that

Point taken. In addition, there is what Id like, at my age, in a country. Id like a backwater with a decent amount of tourist influx to keep it leavened. There is also, I think, a good amount of hippie/health culture in NZ. Less pollution. Less cars.

I ran across this article on gun violence in the US. I dont know how accurate it isthere seems to be a disagreement as to data manipulation.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2019/08/06/el-paso-texas-dayton-ohio-shooting-victims-mass-killings-by-numbers/1922454001/

This might explain the current mood here. You only need to watch the first minute or so.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tLYsLfIoegg

 

Re: sorry

Posted by alexandra_k on August 14, 2019, at 0:23:37

In reply to Re: sorry alexandra_k, posted by beckett2 on August 9, 2019, at 17:56:46

Hey,

I watched some of that. I see that people are freaked out, yeah.

I don't see anything good in this world.

I am tired of the officials of this country taking me for a fool and treating me like garbage.

These awful people who don't produce anything but focus their lives on take take take take taking more than their fair share from others.

I f*ck*ng hate this f*ck*ng nasty country.

We don't even have an ideology. We just have a bunch of slavers.


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