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By LaoGui 老鬼的博客
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#2019-10-21 15:33:22 by oldghost @oldghost

The words I use are each and every one easily justified.

rant:speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way.

I see this in the TV news and online every day.

nonsense; a long sequence of baseless unmeetable demands and untrue claims

The protesters and their support in Australia silence opposition by any means possible, legal or not, whilst claiming peaceful and entitled protest

The Australian press heavily supports and sympathises with the protesters, regardless of weapons, violent or destructive acts.  This is evident in a stream of articles published by the mainstream media here  over the last 4 months. The Australian public likewise accepts without balance what they are fed.  As expected of course you skirt around the actual argument

I avoid speaking of the basis of protest, but focus on the Western media promotion thereof.

#2019-10-21 21:14:56 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@oldghost

HK 'protesters' ? Don't make me laugh......

#2019-10-21 21:20:25 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@oldghost

On September 11 2001, a plane that (didn't) hit the pentagon just happened to be American Airlines AA flight 77

(AA = 11)

The 77-foot high pentagon that sits on the 77th meridian was hit by flight 77 just 77 minutes after take-off.

If you bothered to take a look at Gematria (words coded into numbers), you'd see that....

World Trade Centre = 77

Secret Societies (JFK was 'killed' for talking about them) = 77

Power = 77

Washington DC = 77

United States = 77

September eleven = 77

There's more, but I'll leave you to do your own research.......or don't !

#2019-10-21 22:16:49 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@JohnAbbot

Thank you. @OldGhost is a fool, IMHO. I don't mean that disrespectfully, but he is the epitome of 97% of the world's population, who are totally 'asleep'.

A day never goes by without some 'zombie' asking me to explain this 'fake reality' we all live in. The truth is, I can't.

The closest I can come to is this......

Go to the Nike store and pay $200 for a pair of trainers.

Then go to the market and pay $20 for a pair of 'fake' Nike trainers.

Are the $20 ones comfortable? Can you wear them? Do they do the same job as the 'real' ones?

If the answer is 'Yes', then how can the fake ones be 'fake'?

They're 'real', aren't they?

People such as @OldGhost, (and @Melcyan), are delsuional.

We are all forced to live in a world in which we are all 'slaves' to a system of debt.

'Money' is as fake as Kim Kardashian's tits. That's why we use a 'Promise-sorry' note.

All an IOU backed by nothing other than a beLIEf system

Just like the religious fools beLIEve that some dead-guy-on-a-stick is coming to 'save' them.

Really?

Is 'Jesus' (He's Us) such a picky bastard insofar as millions upon millions of Asian people are not awaiting a 'return'?

Well you just sit there watching Ellen De-Generate while eating your MacDeath and drinking your Diet-Joke, (2 billion coke drinkers can't be wrong), while getting your flu-shot, (that will give you cancer), and wait for 'Jesus' to pop over, or maybe wait for Chump, (Israel's bitch) to 'save' you.

Come on @OldGhost.....give us some more of your statistics......

In the meantime maybe you'd like to enlighten us on Elon Musk (anagram of 'Lone Skum'), and his plan to send you to Mars.....(Oh how wonderful THAT would be)

Maybe, just maybe, you'll have the opportunity to put some wet clothes in the spin-dryer and see what happens. Maybe you'll understand that birds have 2 'wings' (Right 'wing' and Left 'wing')

Maybe.....just maybe....you'll one-day understand that the so-called 'Great Wall of China' was actually completed in 1620

Maybe, just maybe, one day you'll realise that the end of WWI happened on the same date that was portrayed on Arch-Duke Ferdinand's car registration.

Maybe one day you'll realise that 'his-story' is a lie.... not just SOME oif it, but ALL of it.....

Maybe, just MAYBE, one day you'll realise that at LEAST 1000 years has been added to our 'his-story'

Maybe, just maybe, as a so-called 'English teacher', you'll realise that English is a deeply occulted language.....

Or maybe you will choose to remain in your comatosed state

I don't care either way....but if you open your mind, I'll happily 'blow it'

#2019-10-24 08:22:51 by oldghost @oldghost

@paulf An idiom I would likely introduce to my so-called students as a so-called teacher is 'to have a bee in one's bonnet'.  Bonnet is somewhat anachronistic perhaps, and might take explanation.  However I have a mental image of an old-fashioned beehive adorned with your face, someone standing over it scalpel in hand executing a craniotomy.  A cloud of bees is emerging - no not bees, European wasps! :D:o. 
Some comments on your latest long-winded 'rant' or raving.  Rant may be inaccurate because I am not sure whether anger is involved. 
IMHO - what on earth does the 'honest' part mean in this cliche phrase?
Fool, Zombie, Nike, Fake ... Kardashian, 1620 GreatWall blahblah blah ... where is the relevance to the celebration and the Western coverage thereof?

What in particular is 'occulted' in the English language that one needs to be aware of?

What gives elsewhere with the 7's and the weird irrelevant statistics of Jewish population in 1938?  Logic is never to be found in your words.

Zany, demented, obsessed, too too silly!

Stick to the topics and stay off your hobby horse, or storm off in high dudgeon for all I care! :D.
 

#2019-10-24 22:19:48 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@oldghost

If you used my CLM name (@Paulfox) then at least I'd get a notification and could reply sooner.

You ask what is 'occulted' in the English language? The answer is

EVERYTHING !

The word 'occult' just means 'hidden' - and where is the best place to hide something? Right under your nose.....

So allow me to enlighten you with about 2% of what I know about English occultism....

We learn to spell and a spell is a curse. A curse is to swear and to swear is a promise. We learn to write using cursive writing, and a rite is a ritual - which is a spell.

We have vowels (VOW -El)

A vow is a promise, and EL is 'god', The grapheme AE can be written both ways, so A E I O U Y = 'God, I owe you, why?'

A ship berths and provides a manifest. A manifest is a certificate, and in the form of a verb means to appear.

We are given a birth (berth) certificate when we are birthed (berthed) from the waters of our mother's birth (berth) canal.

From then on we are on a ship. Citizenship, relationship, fellowship....................

You commit a crime and you are arrested and charged

Have a heart attack and you have a cardiac ARREST and you are 'charged' with 'paddles'.

Paddles are related to water. We put our money (moon-ey) in a bank. A river has a bank. We have cash flow, frozen or liquid assets and we float our company.

Our company is afloat or it goes under when the loan sharks come.

You charge your phone; you charge a purchase to your credit card; you are dis-charged from hospital after the 'docked-ore' has performed his SURGEry.

You are re-LEASED into the community where you can sell yourself (lease yourself) to someone who wants to hire (higher) you............

Don't get me started, bro...............this is just a snippet !

 

 

#2019-10-25 09:46:43 by oldghost @oldghost

@paulfox1 normally we use occult in adj or noun form and this is perhaps the first time i had seen it written in verb form - knowing your predilections you dabble much more often in material likely to feature the occult and occulting - so my eye saw it and read it as 'occlude', thus my mental set occluded your occulted.  Mental sets can be very useful at times, it would appear.

Verbal games and puns rarely succeed with students of a second lenguage in my experience, my occasional efforts usually like bouncers going through to the keeper.  Humour and games are strangers to PTE and IELTS.

 

#2019-10-25 17:50:02 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


@oldghost

You're correct insofar as verbal games and puns don't work well with ESL students, but I have designed a few that teat their brains. One you might like is this;

Firstly I write this statement on the board - 'Let's go together'

Then I ask the question, 'Who is she?'

People have no idea how occulted the English language is, nor how much it all revolves around water, power (energy), and commerce.

We happily accept the fact that the word 'mortgage' comes from the French 'mort' (death), and 'gage' (pledge). This makes the linguistic meaning of 'mortgage' a 'death-pledge'. Yet if it comes from French why does French have its own word for 'mortgage'? (hypotheque)

Since this is a dating site and John often bemoans the fact we seldom talk about dating, allow me to give you some insight that you may not be aware of....

You, me, and all other Western people are a 'company'. This is why our name is written in all capitals (Cap It All), on passports etc.

This is why, if I saw you with a 'bad guy', I might say, 'You're in bad COMPANY'

Your reply might be, 'It's none of your BUSINESS'

If you and I went into business together, we'd be PARTNERS, and people come here to find a PARTNER.

It's all about COMMERCE. The etymology of 'commerce' is 'intercourse'.

In order to have sex with our partner we need a marriage LICENCE, and this word comes from 'licentious', which means 'morally unrestrained'.

Don't even get me STARTED on the connections to water and power.....we'll be here all day, lol.

Anyway, don't forget the question above - 'Who is 'she'?'

#2019-10-26 15:59:49 by oldghost @oldghost

We won't! You might, but I'll have hoofed it long ago!

#2019-10-27 09:47:02 by oldghost @oldghost

@paulfox1 The 'she' makes me recall with a grimace the 'may I be pun-i-shed for every pun I shed' which I first heard in the kitchen in Deewhy circa 1952.  As puns go that one was so horrendous as to stick with me 67 years later.

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