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    I would like to know how many of those have sold....

    I would like to know how many of those have sold. On second thought, perhaps I don't want to know. Wow. :0!
  2. Thank you everyone for your responses and some of...

    Thank you everyone for your responses and some of the details behind the longer history of the forum. It has an interesting backstory.

    It also makes sense that the forum means something a little...
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    I think I would have made a great Canadian, but...

    I think I would have made a great Canadian, but the stork landed a few hundred miles too short.

    Still, I've read a lot about the history of the US, I've read the constitution, visited the...
  4. What does "Simple Living" mean in the forum's title?

    Hello - I couldn't decide on a forum to post this very general question in, so I thought, "ah! Open forum!" Sorry if I chose poorly.

    I'm just curious on the history of philosophy of this forum....
  5. Thread: new music

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    From Mexico, Lila Downs: ...

    From Mexico, Lila Downs:

    https://youtu.be/Ot-JnuliZLA
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    And another one - this is the one she's "famous"...

    And another one - this is the one she's "famous" for because it appeared at the end of a popular anime film

    https://youtu.be/lHWVOfC41L4
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    Yes, The Internet has made it very easy to find...

    Yes, The Internet has made it very easy to find music that once, years ago now, would have taken a trip to another country to find.

    On to Japan: I've followed Tsuji Ayano (つじあやの) for years now....
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    I've been reading too much recently, but I've...

    I've been reading too much recently, but I've rediscovered fiction after years away. Here are a few of the books I've read in the past few months:

    Silence by Shusaku Endo
    The Watcher and Other...
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    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts,...

    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts, the first group of humans to orbit the moon, who on the way back home said that he was shocked that he could cover up the entire Earth with his thumb....
  10. Thread: new music

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    Next, a Slovakian band called Hrdza: ...

    Next, a Slovakian band called Hrdza:


    https://youtu.be/ZALtzTmPz-E
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    I listen to pretty much anything, from opera to...

    I listen to pretty much anything, from opera to death metal and everything in between. My most recent discovery is raucous Slavic folk-rock.

    First, a traditional Russian song by Otava Yo:

    ...
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    Welcome! I'm glad that you're slowly conquering...

    Welcome! I'm glad that you're slowly conquering your debt. I had learned that lesson in the past myself. At least you didn't reach the level of an old friend of mine, who racked up 6 figure debt...
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    Starting around 2017, I've slowly made my way...

    Starting around 2017, I've slowly made my way through every book in the "American Presidents" series and I just finished the 31st book on FDR. Yes, he was the 32nd president, but Grover Cleveland's...
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    I've known plenty of Democrats who have owned...

    I've known plenty of Democrats who have owned guns and plenty of Republicans who haven't. Party stereotypes get old. I don't know the coverage of this particular poll, but many such polls cover such...
  15. I was the last adult that I knew to get a...

    I was the last adult that I knew to get a smartphone of any kind. I waited so long that I became a local legend. People said "I know a guy who doesn't have a mobile at all" and people would...
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    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years....

    I haven't read a physical newspaper in years. Whenever I see one, I'm shocked by how small it looks. Pretty soon they'll be the size of magazines. The local newspapers here were bought out by...
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    I think many people put on a convincing happy...

    I think many people put on a convincing happy face for others. I've noticed that some people seem to have a stigma about not seeming endlessly happy around other people. This can make others feel...
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    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread,...

    This probably doesn't qualify for this thread, but I'm addicted to Fentiman's Curiosity Cola, so I've been drinking that throughout the holiday season.
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    I'll always remember years ago when gasoline...

    I'll always remember years ago when gasoline prices plummeted and I saw lots of SUVs, Hummers and very large vehicles on the road. Then gas prices increased exponentially and I saw almost no such...
  20. Thread: Hello all!

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    Thank you again for all of the welcomes. I'm...

    Thank you again for all of the welcomes. I'm answering this question a little late, but I'm the Midwest in the US.
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    This country needs a solid moderate movement. The...

    This country needs a solid moderate movement. The left and right have both become so extreme that neither side can carry a meaningful conversation with the other. That doesn't bode well for the...
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    I don't remember how I found this forum, but I...

    I don't remember how I found this forum, but I came across it only within the past few months. Having been a forum junkie in the past, I was depressed after social media really took the life out of...
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    I had assumed he passed away years ago, so I was...

    I had assumed he passed away years ago, so I was shocked when my wife told me about this. I knew of him from my readings on flight and the space program and also from Sam Shepard's portrayal of him...
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    For some reason I don't see a picture, sideways...

    For some reason I don't see a picture, sideways or any which way... was it taken down?
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    Many options exist today for aging people who...

    Many options exist today for aging people who don't have children. Of course they cost money, like everything else. My wife's mother lives in a senior housing complex that checks on her daily,...
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