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I've seen some posts lately where folks want to talk about a group of people.

This is an odd space, because it is possible that other people here on permies have already stated somewhere that they are part of a group.  Or maybe they enjoy the idea of being part of a group. 

So then if somebody bashes the group, then, are you bashing people on permies?  And I've said several times that I don't want anybody to suggest that anybody on permies is anything less than perfect.

I recently put up a podcast about "grasshoppers".  More recently, I have heard that a big name in permaculture refers to a similar group as "purple breathers".  Of course, both of these were not on permies.  My podcast is on richsoil (a site where I feel free to say anything i want - I created permies.com to be more of a community and I will attempt to speak in a way that is more toward my idea of community building).

I suspect that I might post something here on permies that is contrary to the wish in this post, and if I do, I hope that somebody will click on "report to moderator" and I will attempt to clean up that post.




 
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    From now on I'll only hint at demographic references in order to avoid the wrath of our glorious leader.

  When I'm  talking with friends about things that bother me outside of the forums, I prefer vaugley discriptive words like layabout,  idle dreamer,  nincumpoop, kleptos,  less than productive,  silly,  idle genius, sissies,  lazy overlords...since it makes them think and draw their own conclusions.

  Of corse I would never think of using any of these terms in negative reference to anyone here. It would cause too much friction.  Just immagine the complaints    "Dale is poking fun at idle dreamers again and I'm an............Oh never mind ,he bugs me,can't you do something about it?"
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:
    I prefer vaugley discriptive words like layabout,  idle dreamer,  nincumpoop, kleptos,  less than productive,  silly,  idle genius, sissies,  lazy overlords..



Some of those look like something I aspire to be.  If I work hard enough now, perhaps I can be an idle dreamer later in life. 
 
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H Ludi Tyler wrote:
Some of those look like something I aspire to be.  If I work hard enough now, perhaps I can be an idle dreamer later in life. 



I plan to join you.
 
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H Ludi Tyler wrote:
Some of those look like something I aspire to be.  If I work hard enough now, perhaps I can be an idle dreamer later in life. 


      Everybody, see how Ludy was able to squeeze a positive from "idle dreamer". Of course that's how I meant it.    In fact that's how I mean every single thing I write on this forum.

        All you need to do is frame everything in the best possible light. If you think something is negative, reconsider it and try to see how you might aspire to the most generous meaning of the word. It can be a fun game. It sometimes helps if you picture the speaker as an old naked guy with a ciggarette beard and long toenails.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:
        It sometimes helps if you picture the speaker as an old naked guy with a ciggarette beard and long toenails.



I always do!   

But I'd prefer you picture me as a hot chick in a catsuit. 

 
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                               Well I'm glad you're picturing me naked!

    I was thinking that we should have one of those calendars like the firemen do. I'd like to volunteer to be Mr. July so that all the ladies on the forum will have something more pleasant to picture.

     When Seger sings  "like a rock", I assume he's talking about me although I'm 47 and he's 18 in the song and in his prime.
 
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