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Repetition of Love

Posted in Health & Fitness, Spiritual, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2016 by Drogo

Moral Mantras

The best lessons and beliefs in life should be recorded and repeated often; not just because we may forget, but because the words help explain what we want to practice faithfully, whether it is obvious to others or is for whatever reason unclear. Loving reminders help us to ease the pains in life, like medicine, and happiness eases suffering. That being said, Medicine affects people in different was, at various times.

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Lessons of the Great Depression

Posted in Economics, Sustainability, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2016 by Drogo

Causes, Effects, and Importance of the Great Depression 1929-39

The common assumption is that the greatest economic depression in modern history was triggered by the stock market crash of 1929, which caused panic sell-off. However there are other theories which are more fact-based and categorically explain the order of events during that period of time. The Great Depression is vital to remember, for all citizens regardless of economic involvement, because it shows that markets can take a 10 year down turn, and rebound overall; yet many people may lose everything in the process.

Keynesian institutional theory focuses on ‘spending demand’ as the key economic factor. Spending demand is related to consumer confidence. Monetarists believe that the Federal Reserve Bank should print more money, and allow the largest companies to profit MORE during a recession, in hopes that they will hire more I suppose; which is stupid because history shows that they keep profits and reduce work force during a ‘down turn’. Banks and companies tend to ‘hunker down’ during economic down-turn, so propping them up is NOT a solution to democratic economic health of citizens who may starve to death while companies replace their jobs with the cheapest solutions. Central bankers and Corporate CEOs are the new royalty in an oligarchy given power by commercial capitalist greed.

The effects are important to note – DO NOT put all your money into stocks, and then pull them out when their value is low, because people have lost all their savings that way!!! Those that do well, use bonds and diversify assets (cds, mutual funds, safe stocks). If they cash out their investments, they do so only when the amount they remove is MORE than what they put in. If someone invests with a company that goes bankrupt and stocks never go back up, that is a permanent loss.

The importance of the Great Depression is that memory of it shows that government economies may seem to fail over a period of 10 years, but after the 10 years, it can inflate back up at the SAME prices as before the deflation period. This may be due to exponential growth of population, greed of the oligarchy, and general stability of civilization. For civilization to fail significantly enough to cause a greater depression, a global catastrophic event would have to happen, the likes of which would have to at least be closer to the fall of the Roman Empire, if not greater. Debts become greater during monetary deflation. There can be no doubt that any greed driven system like Capitalism will be volatile and hostile to all classes confined within it. The failings of democracy within tyrannical Capitalism, shows that Capitalism has failed us only slightly less, but increasingly more, than the despotic models that crushed the inherent popular good will of Marxism before it (see USSR) even began. However if you can play the system with enough money, invest in environmental companies, because some companies are better for life on the planet than others. There are corporate investment companies waiting to take your order!

Sadly war and borrowing got us out of the Depression. Why can’t peace and saving get us out of the Recession?

Drogo Quotes 4

Posted in Interviews, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Drogo

I was told all my life not to pursue a career in Art or Music because they don’t make money; even my liberal artsy parents told me that… now after having died a few times and been reborn, i have a few things to say about that common statement. Popularity and Finances are only two aspects of the game called LIFE. First off we should not all strive to be Mega-stars who ‘make it big’ because the very concept is based on the framework of oligarchy and i do not want to encourage plutocracy. Secondly in an equal democracy of citizen artists we have the ability to schedule or freely live our own lives and walk out our doors without getting assaulted by pop-art-artsy (capitalist journalism). Thirdly i would rather live in a nut-house with no bills to pay, than not be able to draw or make noise and still be expected to pay bills – and not even get free medicine.

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Treat yourself good, so you can do good for others, or at least be nice to those that deserve it.

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Patience is a key to happiness, influence, and wisdom.  Patience is not always the same thing, sometimes patience means giving way to another; but other times patience is something we teach to others by taking our time in front of them on the road.

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I want to take the time to say thank you to all those that take the time to communicate respectfully as equals; or at least as benevolent overlords; thank you! even when communicating in ‘drill instructor’ mode or ‘silent apathy’ mode, there is either an underlying spirit that cares, or there is not… and with patience you can recognize the pattern of behaviors for what they are. A good actor can play a villain, but check safeties on guns and go out for drinks with the actors they killed on set, to make sure there are no ill feelings left over after the parts are played. I think fear stops people from tending bridges.

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i dont experience time in a strictly linear way; most moments my mind is leaping back and forth between the past, future, and fiction; like a work song or marching cadence – living in the present flow but transcending with memory and imagination. I am sure this is indeed how most minds work.

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In the game of Progress, setbacks remembered become steps forward quite quickly.

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Gonzo architecture means becoming the project; and authority is a mask for violence.

Harpers Ferry Art School

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Education / Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by Drogo

Currently this school exists in an alter-dimensional realm called theory, yet Harpers Ferry Art is very real. Created in 2010.

Principles of the Harpers Ferry Art School

1. Everyone is an Artist

2. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

3. Art is the Result of the Confluence between one’s Self and Others

“A mouse drops a stick, and a bird sees it. That is art. Art exists as an archetype  even if no meaning is applied to an event or object, or the creation of it. Even if the idea is only human, it exists outside individual perception of the physical world. Ideas do not exist in the same way that mortals do.” – Doctor Drogo F. Empedocles

10 Lessons of HFA

1. Abstract Basics

2. Impressionism: Focus on Pointillism- One Dimensional

3. Line Drawing – Two Dimensional

4. Light & Dark – Shading, Blending & Contrast – 3D

5. Sculpture – Three Dimensional

6. Colors & Tones – Light & Pigment

7. Finishing Touches – Cropping, Glazing, Matting, & Framing

8. Art Styles – self-made plans for production

9. Art Business – financial applications

10. Thesis Project – Graduate Level

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Dean: Master Walton D. Stowell II

Faculty Staff: Artists, Architects, and Musicians

Students: Children and Adults with appropriate level of funding

The Complete Spaghetti

Posted in Individuals / Members / Monsters / Creative Writing, Legal / Laws with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by Drogo

Banner School Reading – Grade 7

September 15, 1989

Table of Spaghetti

1. How to deal with sloppy eaters

2. The types of spaghetti

3. Using a fork

4. How to eat spaghetti

5. Using the napkin

Chapter 1: How to deal with sloppy eaters

Spaghetti is a very special kind of food. It requires a certain skill to eat it. If the skill is not applied, the following will happen: pasta and sauce on your lap, the floor, the chandelier, the window, the dog, or your momma’s face. This book should help you to prevent things like that. Should someone else happen to forget the golden rules of spaghetti, do the following:

1. Ignore the incongruent aspect completely (imagine he is the spaghetti and your fork is a harpoon). Switch the subject.

2. If you cant ignore by imagining something else, think positive. “Wow this meal reminds me of that Modern Art exhibit in Baltimore!”

3. Then cut into them! “Yes I also find that exhibiting large portions of tomato sauce on my face is exceedingly charming.”

4. If the first three fail then pretend like you are having a seizure on the floor. This will cause them to either freeze cold and go into shock, or laugh so hard the spaghetti will come out their nose.

Chapter 2. The types of spaghetti

There are many different kinds of spaghetti. Most spaghetti noodles are straight and pale yellow, but some are curly and different colors like green and orange. The noodles are usually long, but can be broken or short. The curly noodles usually store lots of sauce, which can be deadly for white clothing, until bleached. The green ones are packed with spinach iron.

The pasta sauce is usually a tomato base, usually with meatballs. Sometimes hamburger helps. Generally spaghetti is sloppy when served and eaten.

Chapter 3. Using a fork

The most famous utensil for spaghetti is the fork. Then again some people become (in)famous for not using utensils. The famous Architect, Dan Hart, simply applies his face to the plate and his mouth acts like a vacuum. When using a fork, there are two proverbial ways:

1. First swirl or twirl your fork around in the spaghetti so that it wraps around it, then jam it all in your mouth.

2. Secondly, cut up the noodles into bite size pieces

Chapter 4. How to eat spaghetti

If you use the first method of using a fork, then you must open your mouth wide, and when the spaghetti is in your mouth, close it slightly and quietly start chewing. Then suck the spaghetti down your throat. It is easier on your digestive system if you take the time to cut and chew before swallowing.

Chapter 5. Using the napkin

If you happen to get sauce or pasta on your face, quickly apply the napkin to wipe away the mess. Use it swiftly but widely. The napkin is very important; keep it on your lap when not being used. Do not let it fall on the ground.

Thank you for reading these simple instructions, and I hope you fall in love with spaghetti all over again!

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