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Why Davos?

Post by SteveFoerster » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:51 pm

Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?
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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Doc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:16 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?
Not Davos, Davosman. A human species once thought extinct. At the turn of the 20th century they were known as the Robber Barons. Today they are known as Davos man. So named by the follower of Oswald Spengler, Samuel P. Huntington. Who also came up with the term "Clash of Civilizations. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington

Anyway it seems an appropriate forum theme and for our times.
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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Hockey Dad » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:40 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees living it up at public expense?

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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Doc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:54 pm

Hockey Dad wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees lording it up at public expense?
Correct as far as I know they did not have private get aways in remote places to avoid the TV cameras to avoid angry crowds of people carrying pitch forks. They did not have to. But they did in fact share a lot of very bad ideas. The basic idea is this The Robber Barons thought themselves superior in nearly every way over the "Common Man" They were really big on Eugenics, plus pseudo science in general, and did not really care whose lives got "disrupted"

Exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaH0Ws8RtSc

(I just noticed we are missing a Youtube button)

Exhibit B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

They say History repeats and it does but it is never exactly the same. More like similar ideas from the past getting rehashed in modern terms.
The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way {..} They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust --Karl Marx

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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Hocketing Dad » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:08 pm

Hockey Dad wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees lording it up at public expense?
You're thinking of 'Quango', Hockey Mutt. But it means a quasi-governmental organization, not junket.
Doc wrote:Correct as far as I know they did not have private get aways in remote places to avoid the TV cameras to avoid angry crowds of people carrying pitch forks. They did not have to. But they did in fact share a lot of very bad ideas. The basic idea is this The Robber Barons thought themselves superior in nearly every way over the "Common Man" They were really big on Eugenics, plus pseudo science in general, and did not really care whose lives got "disrupted"

Exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaH0Ws8RtSc

(I just noticed we are missing a Youtube button)

Exhibit B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

They say History repeats and it does but it is never exactly the same. More like similar ideas from the past getting rehashed in modern terms.
Doc I have never, ever heard this additional vile slander of the Robber Barons before, and I don't believe for a minute that they had anything to do with eugenics.

It's just something you're inventing out of thin air, to have an excuse to post those videos for the umpteenth time!

:lol:

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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Doc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:12 am

Hocketing Dad wrote:
Hockey Dad wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees lording it up at public expense?
You're thinking of 'Quango', Hockey Mutt. But it means a quasi-governmental organization, not junket.
Doc wrote:Correct as far as I know they did not have private get aways in remote places to avoid the TV cameras to avoid angry crowds of people carrying pitch forks. They did not have to. But they did in fact share a lot of very bad ideas. The basic idea is this The Robber Barons thought themselves superior in nearly every way over the "Common Man" They were really big on Eugenics, plus pseudo science in general, and did not really care whose lives got "disrupted"

Exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaH0Ws8RtSc

(I just noticed we are missing a Youtube button)

Exhibit B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

They say History repeats and it does but it is never exactly the same. More like similar ideas from the past getting rehashed in modern terms.
Doc I have never, ever heard this additional vile slander of the Robber Barons before, and I don't believe for a minute that they had anything to do with eugenics.

It's just something you're inventing out of thin air, to have an excuse to post those videos for the umpteenth time!

:lol:
Can you be more specific?
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Re: Why Davos?

Post by Hocketing Dad » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:09 pm

Doc wrote:
Hocketing Dad wrote:
Hockey Dad wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees lording it up at public expense?
You're thinking of 'Quango', Hockey Mutt. But it means a quasi-governmental organization, not junket.
Doc wrote:Correct as far as I know they did not have private get aways in remote places to avoid the TV cameras to avoid angry crowds of people carrying pitch forks. They did not have to. But they did in fact share a lot of very bad ideas. The basic idea is this The Robber Barons thought themselves superior in nearly every way over the "Common Man" They were really big on Eugenics, plus pseudo science in general, and did not really care whose lives got "disrupted"

Exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaH0Ws8RtSc

(I just noticed we are missing a Youtube button)

Exhibit B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

They say History repeats and it does but it is never exactly the same. More like similar ideas from the past getting rehashed in modern terms.
Doc I have never, ever heard this additional vile slander of the Robber Barons before, and I don't believe for a minute that they had anything to do with eugenics.

It's just something you're inventing out of thin air, to have an excuse to post those videos for the umpteenth time!

:lol:
Can you be more specific?

:roll:

... For the seventh, or eighth time?

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Re: Why Davos?

Post by SteveFoerster » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:48 pm

Doc wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?
Not Davos, Davosman. A human species once thought extinct. At the turn of the 20th century they were known as the Robber Barons. Today they are known as Davos man. So named by the follower of Oswald Spengler, Samuel P. Huntington. Who also came up with the term "Clash of Civilizations. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington

Anyway it seems an appropriate forum theme and for our times.
Got it, thanks!
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Re: Why Davos?

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:15 pm

Hockey Dad wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:Hi mods,

I'll bite: why "Davos"? Is the idea that this forum is akin to importance as the annual gathering of elites at the WEF?

:?

Nooo...

It's much better!


@Doc: the Robber Barons didn't come together in an elaborate, expensed junket to the Alps every year
to congratulate each other on their political correctness
- joined by hundreds -if not thousands- of lifetime government bureaucrats and politicians.

What's that British word again, they use instead of 'junket', precisely for government employees living it up at public expense?
Davosman did leave one enduring document:

Image

It delimned the pinnacle of his age, western liberal democracy. It disappeared suddenly for some reason and wreckage from that catastrophe is still floating about..........

I think the word you're looking for is "slumming"........'>...........

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Re: Why Davos?

Post by DavAdmin » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:46 pm

Doc wrote:
Exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaH0Ws8RtSc

(I just noticed we are missing a Youtube button)
Fixed.



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