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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:25 am

Davros wrote:Japs > Poms > Brazzers
Japs mostly only surf well in small waves.

Poms are typically poostancing kooks.

Brazzos need to think outside the JS/DHD/Al Merrick box a little more and perhaps tame their froth levels a little ( you don't need to paddle for every-single-wave-that-comes-thru dude)
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:30 am

“the industrial problem arises from the base forcing of all human energy into a competition of mere acquisition.” Human concerns, in other words, are narrowed to economics.

It is unsurprising to see people concerned solely with making a living if they face starvation. But, for Lawrence, what is queer about modern Europeans—including the working classes—is that actual starvation is seldom a danger for any man, yet they behave as if it is. Indeed, he begins his lengthy philosophical essay “The Education of the People” with exactly this issue: “Curious that when the toothless old sphinx croaks ‘How are you going to get your living?’ our knees give way beneath us. . . . The fear of penury is very curious, in our age. In really poor ages men did not fear penury. They didn’t care. But we are abjectly terrified of it. Why?” Whoever has wits (and guts), Lawrence points out, doesn’t starve, nor does he care about starving. But today the only thing that seems to really move people is a threat to their safety and security. We are all, it seems, Nietzsche’s Last Man.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:35 am

In Sydney's eastern suburbs, selecting the wrong type of Italian marble benchtop is akin to cultural starvation.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:10 pm

Rifle fast overhead pits in about waist deep water.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:24 pm

steve shearer wrote:hell yeah, because Sydney doesn't have anywhere near enough pommy shysters stinking up the lineups already.
Am sure plenty of New South Welshman say the same thing about feral Qlders trying to kill their sharks.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:27 pm

see if you can find one......otherwise
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by bobjs » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:49 pm

steve shearer wrote:“the industrial problem arises from the base forcing of all human energy into a competition of mere acquisition.” Human concerns, in other words, are narrowed to economics.

It is unsurprising to see people concerned solely with making a living if they face starvation. But, for Lawrence, what is queer about modern Europeans—including the working classes—is that actual starvation is seldom a danger for any man, yet they behave as if it is. Indeed, he begins his lengthy philosophical essay “The Education of the People” with exactly this issue: “Curious that when the toothless old sphinx croaks ‘How are you going to get your living?’ our knees give way beneath us. . . . The fear of penury is very curious, in our age. In really poor ages men did not fear penury. They didn’t care. But we are abjectly terrified of it. Why?” Whoever has wits (and guts), Lawrence points out, doesn’t starve, nor does he care about starving. But today the only thing that seems to really move people is a threat to their safety and security. We are all, it seems, Nietzsche’s Last Man.
Around 1930, Keynes predicted that in 100 years we would all be working just 15 hours per week as we would earn enough due to economic growth and therefore would choose to have more leisure time. A bit of media lately about this and why it has not happened despite the economic growth. Some suggest it is because the more you earn, the greater the incentive to work. i.e. you forego more by not working if you can earn more. What daily rate would make realsurfers give up the best day of the year?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by tootr » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:54 pm

Frederic Bastiat had it all over Keynes.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:15 pm

Braithy wrote:Rifle fast overhead pits in about waist deep water.

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Pretty much like that at Happy Valley, too.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:16 pm

high Tide shifting peaks
Offshore but wobbly
Rainy Grey and unsatisfying

No sign of the dangerously strong swell warned about on the morning radio
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:20 pm

no, it seems to have faded.

I was going to take my daughter to the pass this morning but the rain and uninspiring cam kept us tucked up.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:21 pm

bobjs wrote:
steve shearer wrote:“the industrial problem arises from the base forcing of all human energy into a competition of mere acquisition.” Human concerns, in other words, are narrowed to economics.

It is unsurprising to see people concerned solely with making a living if they face starvation. But, for Lawrence, what is queer about modern Europeans—including the working classes—is that actual starvation is seldom a danger for any man, yet they behave as if it is. Indeed, he begins his lengthy philosophical essay “The Education of the People” with exactly this issue: “Curious that when the toothless old sphinx croaks ‘How are you going to get your living?’ our knees give way beneath us. . . . The fear of penury is very curious, in our age. In really poor ages men did not fear penury. They didn’t care. But we are abjectly terrified of it. Why?” Whoever has wits (and guts), Lawrence points out, doesn’t starve, nor does he care about starving. But today the only thing that seems to really move people is a threat to their safety and security. We are all, it seems, Nietzsche’s Last Man.
Around 1930, Keynes predicted that in 100 years we would all be working just 15 hours per week as we would earn enough due to economic growth and therefore would choose to have more leisure time. A bit of media lately about this and why it has not happened despite the economic growth. Some suggest it is because the more you earn, the greater the incentive to work. i.e. you forego more by not working if you can earn more. What daily rate would make realsurfers give up the best day of the year?
We have a Keynesian taxation policy operating within a Freidman system - I speculate it's the the only way to maintain public health care without deficits impacting bond ratings, I'd take it over the U.S.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:24 pm

saltman wrote:high Tide shifting peaks
Offshore but wobbly
Rainy Grey and unsatisfying

No sign of the dangerously strong swell warned about on the morning radio
Those warnings are automatically generated by BOM based on period and amplitude thresholds, they are targeted at rockfishers.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:25 pm

It's ironic, because a reduction in working hours is being forced upon us by the twin phenomena of robotics/ai and the power of techno-corporatism.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 pm

Aborigines reportedly worked 2-5 hours a day, but supposedly they are a less advanced civilisation.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 pm

Technology is a little like the industrial revolution in that it's created a lot of jobs but instead of freeing slaves as the industrial revolution did the technical revolution has created slaves but in a different form.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:56 pm

I wish everyone would read Galarrwuy Yunupingus essay in the Monthly; it's one of the greatest pieces of prose this country has ever produced.

"What Aboriginal people ask is that the modern world now makes the sacrifices necessary to give us a real future. To relax its grip on us. To let us breathe, to let us be free of the determined control exerted on us to make us like you. And you should take that a step further and recognise us for who we are, and not who you want us to be. Let us be who we are – Aboriginal people in a modern world – and be proud of us. Acknowledge that we have survived the worst that the past had thrown at us, and we are here with our songs, our ceremonies, our land, our language and our people – our full identity. What a gift this is that we can give you, if you choose to accept us in a meaningful way."

Now when I am at Dhanaya, my most special place, I see the future running above the water, down the blue skyline and through the horizon, as if it were on a projector screen revealing to me a portrait of the future.

At other times I see a beautiful painting, created by the hands of masters, now broken into a thousand pieces. Those pieces are split up and thrown about, and I am seeking always to put them back together, to refit the pieces, to re-create the picture as it should be and then to hang it again on the wall – a beautiful picture for all to see.

In these moments I tune myself up so high that sometimes I can’t even hear myself think. I wonder, then, who understands me, who could understand?"
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:58 pm

I don't think we know how to

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