Loren, I just found again your Dec. 25, comment with your recommended film that so outraged me, the officer lectured his troops to be paid missionaries for Jesus Christ. This was my comment to Facebook today:
Our young service men and women are "ripe as black bananas", Oh! So we hire these fine people to go a foreign land, risk life and limb, come home in a box, or crippled physically and mentally and for what purpose?
"It's great to be a government paid missionary for Jesus Christ!" Is that what their purpose is? Why did the group not stand up and walk out after hearing these first few words. Who are these people? Zombies? Ignorant? Gullible? Weak? Helpless? Sheep to be led into slaughter without even a beep?
I feel sick to my stomach.
U.S. Military being used as Government-Paid Missionaries
A collection of clips showing military chaplains and some of the many fundamentalist parachurch ministries that
Actually what I have is a pair of the 808s from the mid 1980s... I saw them used and almost tore my pants trying to get my wallet out quickly. I'm on a bit more of a budget than you are, so I am driving them with NAD power amps, bridged; works out to 330 watts per channel. I have some lesser B&W model for the other channels in surround sound, but of course that's irrelevant to music.
About that time I did audition the KEFs and they seemed harsh. I would hope that they have improved since then.
Admittedly, Obama said all the "right" things to the vast majority of his audience. It's a given. If "the love of god", etc., was mentioned at Hichens or Carl Sagen's funeral, I'm guessing the secular community would have been outraged. I'm just baffled by the irrationality of rationalities. Crazy.
Read your bio. Sorry you're out of work. It's not all bad if one can afford it! I listen to classical music all the time--Baroque my fave. And traditional jazz--Brubeck, big bands, piano. Some rock. I'll eventually get around to reading more posts.
Loren, I am really aware of your style because the things you write often jolt me, and you change styles in ways that read as spontaneous and genuine. I like that about you. Sometime your humor catches me off guard, or whatever style. And, whatever you do, don't change. Your naturalness feels like you read and understand what I need to read.