Profile of BitterCrank
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Birthdate: November 1, 1946 (69 years old)
Interests: Music, movies, books, food, dogs, politics, people (they're kind of required for the rest of it).
Biography: Bear type old gay guy. The fires of the heart cool as we head towards the October, November or December of our lives.
I am no longer working and I am much happier than I have been in years. I miss very little of the non-profit sector I labored in for 40 years. Now I can be the highly influential, much-sought-after intellectual I always wanted to be -- provided I think of a highly influential much-sought-after idea. Ah well, one of the tasks of old age is recognizing that some things one wanted are not going to happen and other things one didn't want are.
On many days I feel like a young man (other days, not so much) and on most days I prefer to think of myself as at least a fairly radical person.
BitterCrank's Membership Status
Last seen: Feb 8, 2016 - 9:23 AM
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2008
Topics Submitted: 192 topics
Total Posts: 10271 (4 per day)
Replies Received: 2304
Total Time Online: 94 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes
Most recent topics:
- Blast Techno Optimism
- The Crimes of the British Empire: Ready to pay reparations?
- Nagasaki and Hiroshima
- Greek bankruptcy, deadbeat, bailout, grexit, etcetrix.
- Society does not exist. Neither do institutions.
Most recent posts:
- One needs to make a distinction between information that is inherently public and information that is inherently not public One's telephone numbe...
- The situation you have set up here really doesn't have anything to do with puppies -- that's just an emotional distraction. Your situatio...
- BitterCrank wrote: Oh, I don't think the fracturing technology is "revolutionary" -- maybe it's innovative, maybe its an evol...
- I am in no way against technology. The idea I picked up from Krugman's review of Gordon's book, The Rise and the Fall of American Growth, at ...
- Penicillin was in use in 1945. Sulfa drugs were available in the 1930s. Prontosil, a coal tar derivative, was manufactured by Bayer, and was eff...
Most recent shouts:
- BitterCrank [Nov 2, 2015 - 12:22 AM]: thank you for your birthday well wishes. Happy birthday, Nagase!
- BitterCrank [Oct 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM]: Meanwhile, back in the agora... New demands for our boundless knowledge... "What is a good introductory book on Heidegger's Being and Time?" Can we just tell him there aren't any. Read something else, kid. How about Medieval French Poetry?
- BitterCrank [Oct 20, 2015 - 6:20 PM]: As for Eric's criminal history, some of us could have been accused and were not. Some of us were accused but were innocent. Some of us may have been guilty -- we weren't sure -- and neither was the jury. Good thing for us.
- BitterCrank [Oct 19, 2015 - 12:50 AM]: Amazon may be Moloch but it hasn't eaten everyone. Barnes and Noble -- both brick and on-line -- is still out there, and a few indy book stores are still there. Try used book web sites; good source for less expensive and older books.
- BitterCrank [Oct 18, 2015 - 8:10 PM]: The Hungry Mind was much loved, but it was no longer financially sustainable. Maybe that happened here.