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Having enjoyed my trip to last year's meet-up, I will miss you all this time around. Unfortunately there were some scheduling conflicts keeping me away.  Have a great time, and perhaps I will see many of you again at some other time. Any major initiatives hoped for arising out of this meet-up?  Keep me posted....

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 08:20:34 AM EST
Sorry you are not able to join in this year, but I am sure there will be diaries about the meetup. :-)
by Fran on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 09:53:59 AM EST
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I want hard evidence - pictures - videos - sound bites - position papers....

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 11:15:15 AM EST
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That's what I've been afraid of. :-D
by Fran on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 11:23:39 AM EST
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Yup. Good luck one and all.

I hope the weather's as good as it was last year.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Sep 9th, 2009 at 09:46:42 PM EST
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We'll be sorry to miss you and Solveig.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:07:30 AM EST
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Ditto dvx.

Was really hoping to meet you and Solveig this time.

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.

by marco on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 07:42:51 AM EST
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Ditto Frank.  The Crazy Horse will not be attending this year's meetup.

Having just lost a consulting job due to something i blogged several years ago in the run-up to Iraq escalation, for a case i cared about where Mitsubishi was challenging GE's variable speed patents, i am not able to associate with bloggers anymore.  (That's a joke, that's a joke, but how did those shit lawyers find that thing?)

for comparison, i also will not be in Stockholm next week for the EWEA offshore wind meetup.  And to squelch the tin hat brigade, i am also not in Regensburg Germany for the Group games of the Baseball World Cup this weekend.  (opening game Deutschland 14 China 1.  Now we have to go up against USA and Venezuela!  Talk about mountain climbing.)

Goes without saying i wish you all a time of joy and wonder.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:09:04 PM EST
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That's lousy news! I am sorry you can't make it.

About your job, that is even lousier news and somehow amazing. And do I understand correctly you will not be around ET (associating with bloggers) anymore? that would be bad news too. :-(

by Fran on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:19:21 PM EST
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That was a joke for the opposing lawyers, i will never leave ET, for all that i learn, for the breadth of political, economic and social vision i gain here.

(and for the anonymity hah!)

That you all know how sad i am not to be there is important.  I spend a fair amount of time here, and it's due to the quality of the community and its insights.

(It's worse not being at the Baseball World Cup.)  (No, that's a joke) (No, that's a joke.)  (I wanted to support my teammates and the rest of Deutschland against the USA profis.  Asi es la vida.)  But i will try to make significant steps in readying the new Wohnung.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 04:00:11 PM EST
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What??? I had grand plans to mine your brain on how to get a job in the wind industry. Damn it.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 06:42:30 PM EST
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On your way to Berlin, you can stay at hostel Townside in Bremen, around the corner.  (This means i am open to personal brain picking.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 07:28:52 PM EST
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excellent...it shall be done.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Sep 11th, 2009 at 06:34:38 PM EST
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Scheisse; that's too bad.

We'll miss you. Heck, we miss you already.
Time to start plotting a meetup in Bremen.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Sep 12th, 2009 at 04:38:28 AM EST
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