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Comments for The Mysterious Edwin Drood http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com Opinions, Incisions, Dissections & Visions Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:31:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.4 Comment on The King’s donkey, part 1 by nemoDreamer http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2012/05/the-king%e2%80%99s-donkey-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-242 nemoDreamer Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:31:44 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=327#comment-242 Can't wait for the continuation...! Can’t wait for the continuation…!

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Comment on The oddness of God by Eufemia Tasson http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2011/12/the-oddness-of-god/comment-page-1/#comment-236 Eufemia Tasson Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:04:57 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=251#comment-236 I always was interested in this subject and stock still am, regards for putting up. I always was interested in this subject and stock still am, regards for putting up.

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Comment on The tale of BlackSheep & SheepWolf, part two by Philip Blyth http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2011/10/the-tale-of-blacksheep-sheepwolf-part-two/comment-page-1/#comment-231 Philip Blyth Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:39:20 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=238#comment-231 Mr Drood, every now and then, I get to catch up on your writings on my iPhone, and even though protecting my blood pressure and rising welt angst from dubious anniversaries makes me one of the sheep, the account of SheepWolf has moved me deeply. Thank you for that. Mr Drood, every now and then, I get to catch up on your writings on my iPhone, and even though protecting my blood pressure and rising welt angst from dubious anniversaries makes me one of the sheep, the account of SheepWolf has moved me deeply.
Thank you for that.

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Comment on And a cold back, too by nemoDreamer http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2011/01/and-a-cold-back-too/comment-page-1/#comment-114 nemoDreamer Sat, 08 Jan 2011 22:14:12 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=138#comment-114 Dear Edwin, I came across this advertisement that I imagine could very well be depicting your uncle Haviland? http://bibliophemera.blogspot.com/2010/06/picky-smokers-and-their-first-editions.html Dear Edwin,
I came across this advertisement that I imagine could very well be depicting your uncle Haviland?
http://bibliophemera.blogspot.com/2010/06/picky-smokers-and-their-first-editions.html

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Comment on In extremis Deo by nemoDreamer http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2010/10/in-extremis-deo/comment-page-1/#comment-58 nemoDreamer Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:10:04 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=83#comment-58 The last bit on "paraphernalia worship" reminds me of a tiny cast-iron skillet i lovingly lather in olive oil before putting it to sleep in a warm oven after every gentle wash... The last bit on “paraphernalia worship” reminds me of a tiny cast-iron skillet i lovingly lather in olive oil before putting it to sleep in a warm oven after every gentle wash…

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Comment on Schengen in the rain by nemoDreamer http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2010/06/schengen-in-the-rain/comment-page-1/#comment-5 nemoDreamer Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:40:30 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=49#comment-5 loved it... God bless Dr. Gates' Magical Crashing Quills for saving us from potentially pompous drizzle and helping us channel frustration into clear-flowing exposition. loved it…

God bless Dr. Gates’ Magical Crashing Quills for saving us from potentially pompous drizzle and helping us channel frustration into clear-flowing exposition.

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Comment on I’ve had it with the Greeks by edrood http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2010/05/i%e2%80%99ve-had-it-with-the-greeks/comment-page-1/#comment-4 edrood Sun, 23 May 2010 13:56:25 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=4#comment-4 thanx for writing, arvid. i think what irks me the most about the greek saga is the lying and cheating on euro entry standards. if the greeks had told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about their economy when lining up for entry, they would not have been admitted in the first place. however, two things were at odds here: the financial question (do we let in the greeks even though their economy is weak?) and the european question (can there possibly be a "europe" without the people who invented the word as well as providing us with a philosophical basis for BEING european?). in other words, idealism won over reason. the commissioners half-closed one eye (at least) when reviewing euro compatibility in order to have a financial europe that was also representative of core values and history. the threshold was lowered and this is the result. the major difference between big nation debt and small nation debt is just that: size. big nations are actively encouraged to get into debt because so many actors in the system stand to make a profit out of it, whereas small nations are faced, sooner or later, with the impossibility of borrowing any more legitimately and must be bailed out instead. i think it was mark twain who wrote a short story called the "million dollar bill" about a man who, having a million dollar bank draft in his pocket, never had to pay for anything because everyone was only too happy to sign him up as a customer on terms of credit or even as a freebie. i'm just glad you all got some compulsory coverage after all. it looked a bit tawdry, the world's greatest nation not being able to provide for its sick and ailing. it will do wonders for the overseas image of the US. thanx for writing, arvid. i think what irks me the most about the greek saga is the lying and cheating on euro entry standards. if the greeks had told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about their economy when lining up for entry, they would not have been admitted in the first place. however, two things were at odds here: the financial question (do we let in the greeks even though their economy is weak?) and the european question (can there possibly be a “europe” without the people who invented the word as well as providing us with a philosophical basis for BEING european?). in other words, idealism won over reason. the commissioners half-closed one eye (at least) when reviewing euro compatibility in order to have a financial europe that was also representative of core values and history. the threshold was lowered and this is the result.

the major difference between big nation debt and small nation debt is just that: size. big nations are actively encouraged to get into debt because so many actors in the system stand to make a profit out of it, whereas small nations are faced, sooner or later, with the impossibility of borrowing any more legitimately and must be bailed out instead. i think it was mark twain who wrote a short story called the “million dollar bill” about a man who, having a million dollar bank draft in his pocket, never had to pay for anything because everyone was only too happy to sign him up as a customer on terms of credit or even as a freebie.

i’m just glad you all got some compulsory coverage after all. it looked a bit tawdry, the world’s greatest nation not being able to provide for its sick and ailing. it will do wonders for the overseas image of the US.

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Comment on I’ve had it with the Greeks by Arvid Nelson http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/2010/05/i%e2%80%99ve-had-it-with-the-greeks/comment-page-1/#comment-2 Arvid Nelson Sat, 15 May 2010 00:01:54 +0000 http://the-mysterious-edwin-drood.com/?p=4#comment-2 Over here, in the Former British Colonies, Republicans and red-types (not the commie red, the "new" red, the "real America" red) are trying to convince everyone the new health care legislation will "make us like Europe" and therefore "make us like Greece". So silly! First of all, like you mentioned, the Germans are doing just fine. So well, they can bail out Greece, in fact. Like you, I wonder if Greece will still be a Eurozone nation after all's said and done. But the argument "European 'green' socialism is evil, we'll have none of it!!!' " has been popular over here for a long time. Long before the Greek sovereign debt crisis. And that's the second point -- Greece's problem is a sovereign debt crisis. Not a health care crisis. We DO have hideously high deficits over here, but the total amount of our debt is much lower than Greece's. So we've got more time to fix it. Of course we won't, until it's too late -- but it has nothing to do with health care! Over here, in the Former British Colonies, Republicans and red-types (not the commie red, the “new” red, the “real America” red) are trying to convince everyone the new health care legislation will “make us like Europe” and therefore “make us like Greece”.

So silly! First of all, like you mentioned, the Germans are doing just fine. So well, they can bail out Greece, in fact. Like you, I wonder if Greece will still be a Eurozone nation after all’s said and done.

But the argument “European ‘green’ socialism is evil, we’ll have none of it!!!’ ” has been popular over here for a long time. Long before the Greek sovereign debt crisis.

And that’s the second point — Greece’s problem is a sovereign debt crisis. Not a health care crisis. We DO have hideously high deficits over here, but the total amount of our debt is much lower than Greece’s. So we’ve got more time to fix it.

Of course we won’t, until it’s too late — but it has nothing to do with health care!

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