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how about InspiroBot? http://inspirobot.me

it makes memes that may or may not be inspiring.

Honestly, because it's Costco and they have built up some good name capital, i think this might be a good deal for these farmers.

Unless you're in the agriculture industry, or in the food industry, you might not know that a lot of chicken (especially things like wings) is coming from Brazil. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if Costco can get some American farmers on board, and get them making money, and get them producing a good product, they could probably get some really good business out of it.

I'm always suspicious, but this sounds pretty win-win.

My brother has a few friends who are or were spec ops. Wild dudes.

Fun fact: Canadian Forces train at a civilian shooting range, instead of having their own. Just one of my country's many "we have no money so we need to be smart" solutions, Like the Diefenbunker or the fact that our DND building is literally across the street from a mall in the middle of downtown. Hide in plain sight, I guess?

There's a beer from Great Lakes Brewing company called "Burning RIiver" which commemorates the event. In addition to being delicious.

The transport sector is so cutthroat, and so is the warehouse work. They force you to compete with your colleagues, and it's not in a "fun" way, it's a "whomever does the worst will get fired at the end of the week, or told by the employment agency that we don't need you." People end up sabotaging each other because they need the job.

But it's because they're forcing humans to try to compete with automation, on a broad scale. All of the companies who have the money are moving in the direction of automation because it's cheaper and better than labour, and all the companies who don't are bleeding their workforce dry trying to keep up.

And this isn't new either, it's just exacerbating an old problem.

This started when all the big marts started artificially lowering prices to attract consumers. What started as loss-leading became "let's see how we can have this price all the time." To do that, they have to tie their manufacturers into contracts where they will pay less than what it costs to make the item, but promise to buy in bulk. Then they tie the shippers into contracts where they will pay them less than what the mileage will cost, but promise to be exclusive.

Then, when those contracts come up, they refuse to pay more than their previous contract. Indeed, they usually offer less. If the shipper or manufacturer refuses, they just find somebody else who will take the old contract price and start again.

They squeeze blood from the stone to get more people in their doors, and that blood comes from the people on the bottom end of the totem pole - drivers, loaders, order pickers. All in the name of getting cheap consumer goods.

We're our own worst enemies.

dude that sounds cool as fuck.

I don't think we have to find the same things poetic

I think you're railing less against poetry and more against the prevailing culture of how we teach art. I don't disagree with you either, that what academics see as "good" versus what is often actually good (or perceived as good by modern taste) can be quite different, or that academics can be unnecessarily exclusive. Spoiler alert, they are, because most academics can't survive without an air of exclusivity. Universities can be gross about exclusivity and I say this as someone who's got two degrees and is heading back for another diploma.

    poetry is a vestigial remnant of an era of illiteracy where the majority of the public was incapable of creating or consuming the written word, so words written with particular artistry were elevated to a new art form through their sheer rarity

This is actually a decent explanation of the beginning of written poetry. I totally agree. We went on to do other things with poetry after this, but this is exactly where it came from.

Or even to go further, Poetry came from when we used rhythm and rhyming to remember long stories, such as the Sagas, or Beowulf, or the works of Homer, or the Epic of Gilgamesh. But how did we decide what was good enough to write down? the words that were written with, as you say " particular artistry". It's not like Beowulf was the only story being told, but it was one of the ones that someone thought was good enough to write down, and the one that someone thought was good enough to save from a fire, and the one that people thought was good enough to keep preserved for almost 1000 years.

Most poetry ever written probably follows that percentage, and that definition.

I'm going to make what might be a bold statement here:

Most art is garbage, even the educated stuff (sometimes especially the educated stuff). Take classical music for an example (as it's my main focus). There are thousands of composers writing music right now. Maybe one of them will be remembered in 100 years. Even of the people we think of "Great 20th century composers", Copland, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Shoenberg, Ellington, and others, perhaps two or three will be remembered and celebrated in the way that we remember and celebrate people like Bach and Mozart. Even then, not everything the "Masters" wrote was great- Beethoven's "Wellington's Victory" has generally been seen as awful from the moment it premiered.

You have to run under the assumption that most of the art you will ever see created in your lifetime with be crap, and even the stuff that will be good will be forgotten, just like every other age. Museums can make this deceptive, showcasing the greatest art from 500 years and more, but it's not that those people didn't have to deal with crap. It's that the crap has dried up and blown away, leaving (mostly) the good stuff.

So what i'm saying is that your statement is correct, but it is also correct for every other era of poetry, and every other kind of art.

if only to be contrarian, i would say that I do find this poetic, even in its single line form as you recreated it.

now, that gets into an argument of what is poetic and what is poetry and where do the two intersect, but I don't think it's unfair to say that the feeling you get from reading something that is poetic and the feeling you get from reading poetry is similar, if not the same.

personally I think the DNC doing everything they could to shove Clinton down the left of america's throats as opposed to even entertaining the possibility of Sanders (or anyone else for that matter) is the real problem, even though they knew she had a ton of baggage with the public. They lied to themselves about her electability, sold her as new even though she was same-old same-old, then were suddenly surprised when they lost.

if you're playing to a metronome (which I recommend), then a bpm would be great. Key and basic progression are good too. If you're doing a chord where it's like "idunno what this is???" (which happens sometimes with weird chords), then just leave it and I'll figure it out. :D

i'm down for bass.

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