Forum posts made by buz

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 22 Sep 2017 19:20

I obviously didn't. Oh well happy8

We have ways to make you understand. a1089

Posted 22 Sep 2017 18:23

A good point, Damon. I'm willing to wait longer if that's what it takes to create an outstanding last season.

While the dragons are an impressive example of special effects, I actually was drawn to the wolves more. That would've been great to have had them take on a bigger role. I well understand the compromises to stay within budget.

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 22 Sep 2017 11:44

I easily understood what Clum said.

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 22 Sep 2017 08:11

This started when integration into the local culture and society came up. In the discussion that followed, I argued that the colonisation of America differed from most other conquests, that ususally were aimed at gaining power over a territory, either to exploit its resources and its people or for lust for power itself. In stead in America it was aimed at gaining ownership of the land itself and to achieve that the colonists tried to annihilate the indigenous peoples and their cultures and tried to force their European culture, religion and morals upon the remnants.

You joined the discussion by implying that was true for Australia and in a more complex way, for South Africa too. So yes, you did.

The conquest of North America only differed in results because a technologically superior culture of a massive population moved into the territory of a much smaller population. We're talking a Rennaisaince culture on the verge of entering the Industrial Revolution moving into the lands of a culture of a smaller population that hadn't even reached bronze age status. Motives were much the same as any conquests of the past human history.

Native-Americans and their culture still exists. I am part Native-American myself and relish the culture. But like anyone, the Native-Americans adapted to survive. History is a story of human Darwinism, survival of the fittest, which is usually the strongest. The strongest culture will dominate but will glean anything of value from the subjugated culture.

The European colonists adapted Native-Amercian foods and many agricultural methods such as crop rotation. The list of foods and agriculture is staggering: corn, potato, tomato, bell pepper, chili pepper, vanilla, tobacco, beans, pumpkin, cassava root, avocado, peanut, pecan, cashew, pineapple, blueberry, sunflower, petunia, black-eyed susan, dahlia, marigold, quinine, wild rice, cacao (chocolate), gourds, and squash.

Conquerors throughout history around the world have commonly forced their culture, religion, language, and morals upon the conquered. One of the best examples is the Moslem conquests which changed the cultural globe. Even in the UK, you'll find a wealth of legal terms established by the last conquering power, the Normans, as they established their legal rule over the land.

The success at cultural domination has more to do with the size and advancement of the conqueror over the conquered. Motives are generally the same.

And is a Roman-style conquest better or worse? The British Empire became an empire on such. Like conquering India, keeping those people subjected to their rule for 200 hundred years while they pillaged India of its wealth.

PS. Clum was right on in mentioning Australia as another example like the Americas. South Africa was very similar in intention when the Dutch colonists settled there. But you can see that while they dominated, the fact that they were a minority they couldn't quite pull it off as successfully as the Americas and Australia. Motives are the same, results will not be as successful when the invader has much fewer people than the conquered. Look at history, it repeats itself. The patterns are easy to see.

Posted 22 Sep 2017 06:58

Happy Birthday, Sprite!!! May you have a wonderful and blessed day!

I am either playing The Beatles' Happy Birthday or Deliverance's Dualing Banjos for your birthday. haha

Topic Recent hurricanes and earthquakes - North America hit hard
Posted 22 Sep 2017 06:49

We've had Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that have caused massive damage and destruction and loss of life. The Texas region, as well as Florida are still recovering. The northern Caribbean is devastated, those island nations, both the US & British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. And Mexico has had two very strong earthquakes, the last one hitting the Mexico City area with its very large, dense population. I believe the last death count in Mexico is 273.

If you pray, I urge you to do that for the people suffering and without homes and shelter, and who have lost loved ones. If you can, please donate to reputable charities that can help these people with their immediate needs and the following efforts to rebuild.

At this time, Puerto Rico and other places are completely without power and phone service. People are still in danger throughout those devasted areas.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 21 Sep 2017 20:40

How 'bout some toasts to a couple of birthdays... Rupert (WSCLG) and Sprite!

So, join me in hoisting a few ice cold beers with Jaegermeister chasers, followed by Jack Daniels on ice.

Y'all have a good one.

Topic Anyone have a life-motto?
Posted 21 Sep 2017 13:02


What Would Sprite Do

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 20 Sep 2017 14:40

I can't believe someone in Hollywood hasn't made a ridiculously big budget disaster movie based on Planet X aka Nibiri. You know, with amazing special effects and a long list of former A-List movie stars that will take any part they can get.

You can always buy cherry syrup at the grocery store and mix your own Cherry Coke. Not too much cherry though or it starts to taste like cough syrup.

I think if you wear a tin foil hat and get away as far as you can from the coast, you might have a chance to survive Planet X or would that be Planet IX now that Pluto is no longer a planet? You know, this could just be Pluto trying to get even for the lack of respect. I'd be pissed off if I was Pluto.

I'm thinking of an ice cold beer right now. Anyone care to join me? But first get those tin foil hats ready.

Cheers! occasion5

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 19 Sep 2017 20:56

The world is supposed to end this Saturday, Sept. 23, when Planet X aka Nibiru suddenly make its appearance from the way distant reaches of our solar system, wreak havoc and possibly collide with Earth.

I don't know about y'all but I'll be in Athens, GA at the UGA vs Miss. State football game, which I expect to be an intergalactic style epic battle. Hopefully, if it is the end, I'll be numbed really good from Jack Daniels and ice cold beer. And if I am still here after, I'll try and finish up my next Lush story by early next week, then start an arduous proofing and improving process.

In the meantime, I just finished a delicious float: Cherry Coca-Cola and Jack Daniels in a very large frosty glass mug (stored in the freezer), stuffed with a couple of large scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Cheers! And y'all have a great evening.

PS. Get your butts over to Sprite's page and read her latest Butterfly Beach offering. It is a beautifully written work of great erotic creativity. Read the entire series and you'll love it. Sprite is an amazingly talented and brilliant writer and a great inspiration.

Topic Who's good at giving massages?
Posted 18 Sep 2017 20:25

I give a very thorough massage. It's great fun to give pleasure.

Topic Awesome Award 9/18/17: Verbal
Posted 18 Sep 2017 19:30

Congrats to the Verbster on the Awesome Award. toast

Topic Dressing for SEX
Posted 18 Sep 2017 19:23

I've found women get really excited seeing me with sock garters on and silk Daffy Duck boxers.


Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Sep 2017 11:21

I'll raise a glass to birthday girl, Hannah! Cheers! occasion5

Topic new front page banner
Posted 18 Sep 2017 11:19

Have we talked about how awesome the banner looks? It does look really great.

Topic Easter Eggs in your stories?
Posted 18 Sep 2017 11:16

DanielleX made me a character in a story.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Browncoffee!!
Posted 18 Sep 2017 10:38

Happy Birthday, Hannah!!! Hope it's a fabulous day!

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 18 Sep 2017 10:36

Patoki, quite frankly it looks like you just make up stuff as you go. Give it a rest.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Sep 2017 08:04

I had an awesome time yesterday in Athens, GA, The Classic city. An outstanding tailgate party with a big crowd of old friends. The Dawgs rolled to an easy victory Between The Hedges in front of 93,000 of the DawgNation.

So evidently the team we play next week is a lot better than predicted. I'll not say more out of respect for Rump's wishes. But it looks like there will probably be an epic battle Between the Hedges next Saturday. Go Georgia Bulldogs! Dawgs Sic 'em! Woof! Woof!

I've already had a few cups of coffee. It's 11:03 am, hmmm... yeah, I can pop open a cold beer.


Topic Southern Sayings
Posted 17 Sep 2017 07:33

To Honeydipped: To clarify for the others..Shug is pronounced as "Shoog", short for Sugar.

It's just 'shug' down here.

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 17 Sep 2017 07:31

No, it's not. In Eurasia there have been wars and conquests and of course conquerers left a mark on the territories they occupied, but they only rarely managed or even tried to completely suppress native culture and with only a few exceptions, indigenous peoples stayed where they were, even in most of the colonies. The Americas were the great exception.

I suggest you take a closer look at actual history. About the only Asian conqueror not interested in pushing their own culture on the suppressed was the Mongolians who actually adopted cultures of the conquered. The Japanese Empire certainly wasn't interested in conquered people maintaining their culture. Asian conquerors in general certainly did not allow equal status to the subjected either and there were a lot of attempts at mass extermination of urban population centers.

Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 16 Sep 2017 07:05

America is it exists today is founded on the refusal of immigrants to integrate. Instead they almost anihilated the original indigenous culture and tried to force their European culture, religion and morals upon the remnants.

That is pretty much the story of nation building of all countries throughout history.

Topic How do you like to handle comments?
Posted 16 Sep 2017 06:51

I prefer to send the commenter a personal note through private messaging. I like to keep the comment section under my story clean without any of my return comments. I like that we have the option though.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Sep 2017 06:48

The Dawgs play Samford & Son in an evening game today, so we're not leaving for Athens until noon. Well, actually it's just Samford. It's a university in Alabama. The temp is supposed to reach into the 80s with high humidity. So I am glad the game is late. We'll kick back in the shade all afternoon, snack and drink beer and bourbon. I love the tailgating and getting to see a lot of longtime friends that I don't get to see often.

So right now I'm having coffee and thought I'd verify a story or two. And soon, I need to jump on some stories I've saved to read from some of y'all. And Rump, I got your message on the blue site. I plan on getting to your story pretty soon.

At this time I don't feel anything, any ideas and such for a comp story. I do have a couple of other themes I can't get off my mind and will probably write on those. But if something hits me and I feel it, I'll jump on writing something for the comp. But for something to come out right, I have to feel a certain sense of urgency and desire to write it. I'm a bit moody on such. Maybe because in my career I have to satisfy and connect two opposing sides together, making them happy, that in my personal creative life I just want to satisfy whatever whim I have on my mind.

So, join me in a coffee. I'm drinking mine strong and black.

Topic Colin Kaepernick and Nationalist Hypocricy In the NFL
Posted 15 Sep 2017 06:56

Colin Kaepernick and John Rocker are going to be paired like Samuel Jackson and John Travolta in the next Quentin Tarantino movie. dontknow

Topic Deodorant/antiperspirant streaks on shirts
Posted 15 Sep 2017 06:50

Oops, I just reread the OP and realized that Buz was mostly talking about white residues left by the deodorants themselves. I'm tired these days, does it show?

Anyway, I guess my previous contribution might be useful nonetheless.

And I simply use a clear deodorant so I really don't have that specific problem.

Actually, your post is very useful, especially for those of us who have to wear white or pastel blue dress shirts with tie to work. For maybe 3 months, maybe 4, I can wear a white undershirt under those. But living in Atlanta, where it is a very hot, humid, subtropical, becoming more tropical, climate, undershirts are just too damn hot.

I spend a lot of money for tailored dress shirts and really hate for them to get deodorant stains under the arm.

But as soon as I get home, off comes the suit, and it's t-shirt and shorts time.

Topic Deodorant/antiperspirant streaks on shirts
Posted 14 Sep 2017 19:43

Do you ever get those streaks on polo shirts and t-shirts from your stick or roll-on deodorant? When pulling your shirt on if the material contacts the deodorant residue it will leave those ugly white streaks on colored or darker material.

It may be worse for people with larger shoulders, chest, and latissimus dorsi muscles. It can be difficult to pull those on without getting the streaks.

I have discovered that rolling the shirt inside out up to the arm holes for the sleeves and pulling it on will keep the deodorant residue on the inside and not streak up the outside of my shirt.

Topic Accountants
Posted 14 Sep 2017 17:54

One of the horniest girls I knew in college is now a CPA. She was great at sex. I'm sure she still is.

Topic Do you get excited by dangerous situations?
Posted 14 Sep 2017 17:39

Risky sex in public? Why not?

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Sep 2017 17:37

It's time! It's time for an ice cold beer or two.