Leo

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In June 1979, a man using the pseudonym R. C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of "a small group of loyal Americans", and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of "withstanding catastrophic events". Joe Fendley of Elberton Granite assumed that Christian was "a nut" and attempted to discourage him by providing a quote for the commission which was several times higher than any project the company had previously taken, explaining that the guidestones would require additional tools and consultants. To Fendley's surprise, Christian accepted the quote.[2]
 

Leo

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it's good to be familiar with the storylines i think.

does value come from determining if a storyline is true, or simply that the storyline exists? the former requires evaluation, critical thought and decision making, whereas the latter is a collector mentality, like a record nerd completist who needs to own all the different versions of that Ian Dury wallpaper album cover. knowing for knowing's sake.
 

luka

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does value come from determining if a storyline is true, or simply that the storyline exists? the former requires evaluation, critical thought and decision making, whereas the latter is a collector mentality, like a record nerd completist who needs to own all the different versions of that Ian Dury wallpaper album cover. knowing for knowing's sake.
No, that's a silly thing to say. It's about understanding context
 

Leo

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it's not silly at all. what's the value of the information-collector mentality if it then does nothing with the "context" it's acquired? it's just another form of hoarding, which is fine in and or itself but does nothing to push the conversation forward.
 

Leo

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you seem to place great value on the mere fact of knowing all the storylines. wouldn't it be more interesting to use that knowledge in some way to develop an opinion?
 

Leo

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I may not agree with HMG and mixed on some things, but i respect that they know lots of "storylines" and use that knowledge to form positions and beliefs. it's easier to not take a position, then you never have to defend it or potentially be proven wrong at some point.
 

luka

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eh? how hard is that to work out? dont try and suck me into some dreary 'debate' please.
 
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