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Read at grade level or you could get held back. Those are the options for Michigan third graders starting next year. That's thanks to a 2016 law aimed at boosting the state's educational performance. It makes Michigan one of 16 states with similar laws that hold students back if they aren't reading by the third grade.
          EU lauds Taiwan's efforts to push for talks on data transfer deal      Cache   Translate Page      
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) The European Union has praised Taiwan's efforts to bring its data protection laws more into line with EU standards to facilitate talks on bilateral data transfers, according to a letter issued earlier this month to Taiwan's Cabinet-level National Development Council (NDC).
          Majority backs planned phasing out of plastic straws: EPA      Cache   Translate Page      
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) The majority of people in Taiwan support the government's plan to phase out the use of plastic straws over the next 12 years, as part of an effort to protect the environment, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Monday.
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At the heart of Chrono Aviation is a group of people passionate about aviation. Founded by a pilot of the country's largest airline, Chrono draws on the...
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WASHINGTON, March 12- Democratic and Republican lawmakers pressed Wells Fargo& Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan for proof that the bank has moved past a string of customer abuse scandals at a tense hearing in Congress on Tuesday. A nervous Wall Street is keen to see how hostile the panel will be towards the industry. Fellow rookie Katie Porter likewise built her...
          Muslims, Jews, and Patriotism      Cache   Translate Page      
Judge Jeanine Pirro (Rolling Stone)
I have no clue who Judge Jeanine Pirro is except that she is a conservative political commentator for Fox News. But she was way off base in attacking Ilhan Omar.

That may shock many people who know of my own criticism of Ms.Omar. I believe she is an antisemite.  But that does not mean that anyone can hurl any criticism they choose at her  when it isn’t warranted. That only undermines the legitimate criticism she deserves.

The issue here in Pirro’s suggestion that Omar’s religious practices should be seen as traitorous. Pirro has basically done to devout Muslims what Omar did to Jews that support Israel. From Ha’artez
On her show, Pirro noted that the Minnesota representative wears a hijab in apparent conformity to a directive in the Quran. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is in itself antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?” she asked. 
Pirro defended her comments by claiming she only asked the question to start a debate and did not claim Omar was un-American. That in my view is disingenuous. It would be like asking the question about whether an Orthodox Jew is traitorous by wearing a Kipa and thereby suggesting that Torah law (Halacha) is antithetical to the constitution. Putting those comments in the form of a question has the same negative connotation.

Wearing Hijab or a Kipa is not un-American.

The law in this country is that people are free to express themselves in any way they choose as long as it does not deny the freedom of others. That law has the constitutional guarantee of the 1stAmendment. Questioning Omar’s religious practices in effect questions the very constitution itself! And it is hurtful to anyone whose religious practices are not seen as the norm. Am I un-American by lighting a Menorah on Chankah during the height of the Christmas season when just about everyone else is putting up Christmas trees?

Fox was right to condemn Pirro’s comments. As do I.

It might make some people feel good to disparage devout Muslims while at the same time extolling devout Christians. But feeling good about putting others down is not the Torah’s way. The ways of the Torah are pleasant. And every Jew is obligated to follow the ways of the Torah.

The truth of the matter is that Judaism has a lot more in common with Islam that it does with Christianity. It would be wise for the Islam bashers to recognize that and treat it accordingly.

While it is true that Christians today are far more favorably inclined to support the Jewish state (the more devout – the stronger the support) and it is true as well that we share a bible with them (i.e. ttheir old testament) their theology is considered a form of idolatry for us. While some Rishonim say that non Jews are permitted to believe in more than one deity as long as one of them is God, (which is called  Shituf) that is not the case for us.

Muslims on the other hand believe only in one God. The same one we believe in. And neither of us believes in any other god.

It is also true that much of Islamic law is similar to Jewish law. For example they believe that an animal must be ritually slaughtered (Halal or Zabiha) in order to be permitted to eat it. They even rely on Jewish ritual slaughter (Shechita) if they do not have a Muslim trained in their own version of ritual slaughter. Their modesty laws are similar to ours if not more stringent. Even to the extent of a woman covering their hair. Which is what the hijab is all about. While the details of modesty laws between Judaism and Islam are a bit different, the idea behind them is the same.

There are other similarities.  Islam ought to be respected at least as much as Christianity is. So that when a Muslim is denied their right to practice their religion in any way, we need to protest it. If they go to court to fight an unjust law that somehow denies their freedom to practice their religion, we ought to join them.

The one thing we should never do is vilify Islam. This is not to say that all forms of Islam should be supported. Certainly the type of Jihadist Islamism that ISIS practices needs to be vigorously fought. But mainstream Islam is not Jihadist. And if their way of life were to be more closely examined, we would find more similarities of Judaism than dissimilarities. And a desire for peaceful and respectful co-existence in the brotherhood of man.

I find it all too common for Orthodox Jews to vilify Islam as though all Muslims want to take over the world and establish Sharia Law. Sure - anyone that believes in the laws of their religion believes that is the way God wants all of us to live. It is no different than Jews believing that Torah laws for Jews and the seven Noahide laws for gentiles is what God wants. The difference is in whether either of our religions would force those views upon the rest of the world. And whether those beliefs entail any means necessary towards achieving it. Including war, torture, mass murder, or suicide bombings.

That is what we should all oppose no matter what religion is behind it. In our day, it is Islam that is behind it and when expressed in that form it is not only un-American - it should be fought until it is obliterated. But we must differentiate on the one hand between Jihadist countries like Iran;  Islamists like ISIS and Al Qiada; Hamas and Hezbollah… and on the other hand mainstream Muslims that are nothing like them. They are as different from each other as black is from white.

It is true that most of even the peaceful Muslims are opposed to Israel. Some of that opposition is religion based. Some of it is based on misguided notions of what the real cause of Palestinian  misfortune is. But most Muslims would not hurt anyone anymore than most Jews or Christians would.

I believe that - if not for the Jihadists  that are currently calling the shots in the Middle East - in their heart of hearts, most Palestinian Muslims are realists and would rather just make peace with Israel and get on with their lives - even though they would prefer if we were not there in the first place.  

The prosperity that would likely follow would be good for everyone. I would be thrilled if Israel no longer had to treat  every Muslim that wants to cross into Israel with suspicion that they want to hurt us. Wouldn’t it be great if Israel ended up having the same relationship with Palestinians on the West Bank that America has with Canada?

At the moment, that is a distant dream for both sides. Like it or not (and I don’t) Israel must be cautious in ways that places hardships on Palestinians. But at the same time - what should be absolutely clear is that any unfair treatment or criticism of a Muslim just because they are Muslim ought to be rejected. It is wrong and does not do anyone any good.


          How Should I Fund Annual Retirement Needs?      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi All,



I am in the process of unwinding my (previously advisor managed) Fidelity account and moving it into Vanguard. I've bumped up against a couple questions I can not seem to find answers for during my internet research and would like to reach out to you.



I'd like to know the answers to these questions:

1) Is it a good idea to use VWIUX to fund my living expenses using monthly withdraws - and then rebalance at the end of the year?



The second question needs a bit of background.



First, my wife (45) and I (55) are retired and have no pension. We own our home and have been living comfortably $60K + prop taxes ($3K/yr) + income taxes. My portfolio consists of $1.4 in stocks and the rest in annuities that look like this:

A) An annuity that I purchased to act like a pension. It will pay out $31,579 per year for life starting when I am 60.

B) A $1.2MM fixed income annuity that pays 50% of the S&P (as taxable interest) and guaranteed against loss. I can access these funds (in order to reinvest them) at age 62.

C) An annuity in my wife's name that will payout approx $60K per year when she is 60.

D) Social security for me is expected to be $22K per year at age 62.



My question:

What percentage of bonds do you recommend I use with the $1.4 I can invest now, considering the safety I already have in my annuities?

I wondered if it might be better to be more heavily weighted in stocks with about 10% of the portfolio ($140,000) in VWIUX while using that to draw out $70K per year living expenses on a monthly basis - and then rebalance back to 10% with capital gain sales at end of year.



Thank you to all who respond - and I will happily answer any questions.
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          Afghan Horse      Cache   Translate Page      





In the mid-1980s, the Iran–Contra affair was a United States political scandal that happened during the Reagan administration. Senior Reagan administration officials, aided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the proceeds of which were intended to fund the Nicaraguan Contras, in defiance of the Boland Amendment which prohibited the funding of Nicaraguan government rebels. At the time, Iran was under an arms embargo by the U.S., but officials hoped that the illegal arms sales would secure the release of American hostages being held in Iran, while at the same time, allow the CIA to fund the Nicaraguan Contras surreptitiously.

To pull off this clandestine feat, the CIA conspired with the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, to sell cocaine in the United States, especially southern California. The money raised was used to covertly buy the illegal arms for the Iranian sale. One man, an investigative reporter named Gary Webb, discovered evidence of the plot and began to report on the existence of the operation in the mid-1990s. In 2004, he was found dead with two bullet holes in his skull which the coroner declared a suicide. Gary Webb apparently offed himself by shooting himself in the head… twice. Or so the coroner’s report ruled.

In 2003, the United States invaded Afghanistan, purportedly in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 911 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. At the time of the American invasion, most of the poppy fields in Afghanistan had been destroyed by the Afghan government and the Taliban. But over a decade and a half later, Afghanistan, today, exports nearly 80 percent of the world’s heroin and opium, and poppy fields again litter the country’s landscape, guarded by U.S. troops overseen by the Central Intelligence Agency. These are facts, not fiction, and their truth is undisputed.

With this backdrop, our fictional story begins in 2016, in Tampa, Florida, where the younger brother of a U.S. Senator has overdosed on heroin. The tragic and untimely death of his brother motivates Senator Gavin Manson to write legislation to reform the antiquated drug laws in the U.S. and put an end to what he sees as the dangerous and destructive War on Drugs begun during the Nixon Administration. To that end, he hires a brilliant and beautiful researcher named Alexandra Katsaros. 

Together, Gavin and Alex begin to collect data on every facet of the drug world from big pharma to drug cartels to the heroin crisis in America. But when Alex uncovers a secret government plot to smuggle heroin into the United States from Afghanistan, a modern-day Iran-Contra operation, everything changes. Like Gary Webb, they now know too much, and the directors of the CIA’s black operation deem it imperative to silence them, forever.

If you are a fan of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown, this novel is right up your alley. The journey is a fast-paced ride halfway around the world as Gavin and Alex do their best to stay one step ahead of their determined pursuers. The novel’s seamless blend of fact and fiction will have you guessing what is real and what is made up. And all the while you’ll wonder, could this really happen? Could it actually be happening? The answer you will eventually be forced to admit is… yes. It is absolutely possible. Sometimes conspiracy theory isn’t theory at all. 









          When Journalists Accept Confusion      Cache   Translate Page      

As regular readers here know, I have Palestinian in-laws and grandchildren, for my oldest daughter is Muslim (of which, I highly approve) and is married to a man who was born in Palestine but was forced to relocate to Jordan in the wake of the six-day “war” in his homeland. This has forced me to […]

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          'Yellow Book' Released as Sunshine Week Begins      Cache   Translate Page      
Attorney General Dave Yost kicked off Sunshine Week Monday by releasing the 2019 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, a one-stop resource for information on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.
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          I Am The Night S:1 Aloha; Queen’s Gambit, Accepted E:5 & E:6 Review      Cache   Translate Page      

I Am The Night concludes with shocking reveals. Join hosts Jim Alexander @thejimalexander, Anna-Kay Thomas @annakaythomas, and Joshua E Wright @cleverlyclad as they break down the secrets, lies, and conclusions about Jay, Fauna, and Dr. Hodel; all that and a lot more. #Iamthenight #ChrisPine #tntdrama Chris Pine draws you in this new mini series on […]

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          March 11: Numbers 7; Psalm 66; John 6       Cache   Translate Page      

Old Testament: Numbers 7

Numbers 7 (Listen)

Offerings at the Tabernacle's Consecration

On the day when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle and had anointed and consecrated it with all its furnishings and had anointed and consecrated the altar with all its utensils, the chiefs of Israel, heads of their fathers' houses, who were the chiefs of the tribes, who were over those who were listed, approached and brought their offerings before the LORD, six wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for every two of the chiefs, and for each one an ox. They brought them before the tabernacle. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Accept these from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service.” So Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service. And four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because they were charged with the service of the holy things that had to be carried on the shoulder. 10 And the chiefs offered offerings for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed; and the chiefs offered their offering before the altar. 11 And the LORD said to Moses, “They shall offer their offerings, one chief each day, for the dedication of the altar.”

12 He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah. 13 And his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels,1 one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 14 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 15 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 16 one male goat for a sin offering; 17 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

18 On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, the chief of Issachar, made an offering. 19 He offered for his offering one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 20 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 21 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 22 one male goat for a sin offering; 23 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, the chief of the people of Zebulun: 25 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 26 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 27 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 28 one male goat for a sin offering; 29 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

30 On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, the chief of the people of Reuben: 31 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 32 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 33 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 34 one male goat for a sin offering; 35 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, the chief of the people of Simeon: 37 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 38 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 39 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 40 one male goat for a sin offering; 41 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, the chief of the people of Gad: 43 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 44 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 45 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 46 one male goat for a sin offering; 47 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, the chief of the people of Ephraim: 49 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 50 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 51 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 52 one male goat for a sin offering; 53 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, the chief of the people of Manasseh: 55 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 56 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 57 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 58 one male goat for a sin offering; 59 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, the chief of the people of Benjamin: 61 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 62 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 63 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 64 one male goat for a sin offering; 65 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, the chief of the people of Dan: 67 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 68 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 69 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 70 one male goat for a sin offering; 71 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, the chief of the people of Asher: 73 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 74 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 75 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 76 one male goat for a sin offering; 77 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, the chief of the people of Naphtali: 79 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 80 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 81 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 82 one male goat for a sin offering; 83 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

84 This was the dedication offering for the altar on the day when it was anointed, from the chiefs of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes, 85 each silver plate weighing 130 shekels and each basin 70, all the silver of the vessels 2,400 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, 86 the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels; 87 all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering; 88 and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.

89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him.

Footnotes

[1] 7:13 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

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Psalm: Psalm 66

Psalm 66 (Listen)

How Awesome Are Your Deeds

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.

66   Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
    sing the glory of his name;
    give to him glorious praise!
  Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
    So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
  All the earth worships you
    and sings praises to you;
    they sing praises to your name.” Selah
  Come and see what God has done:
    he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
  He turned the sea into dry land;
    they passed through the river on foot.
  There did we rejoice in him,
    who rules by his might forever,
  whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
    let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
  Bless our God, O peoples;
    let the sound of his praise be heard,
  who has kept our soul among the living
    and has not let our feet slip.
10   For you, O God, have tested us;
    you have tried us as silver is tried.
11   You brought us into the net;
    you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12   you let men ride over our heads;
    we went through fire and through water;
  yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
13   I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
    I will perform my vows to you,
14   that which my lips uttered
    and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
15   I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
    with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
  I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah
16   Come and hear, all you who fear God,
    and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17   I cried to him with my mouth,
    and high praise was on1 my tongue.2
18   If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
    the Lord would not have listened.
19   But truly God has listened;
    he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20   Blessed be God,
    because he has not rejected my prayer
    or removed his steadfast love from me!

Footnotes

[1] 66:17 Hebrew under
[2] 66:17 Or and he was exalted with my tongue

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New Testament: John 6

John 6 (Listen)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii1 worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!”

15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

Jesus Walks on Water

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,2 they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

I Am the Bread of Life

22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me—46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread3 the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus4 said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

The Words of Eternal Life

60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray him.

Footnotes

[1] 6:7 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
[2] 6:19 Greek twenty-five or thirty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
[3] 6:58 Greek lacks the bread
[4] 6:59 Greek He

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19-007-02 Alpha Purchase And Installation Of Communication Equipment For Francisco B. Reyes (Busuanga) Airport
19-007-02 ALPHA
Implementing Rules and Regulations
Public Bidding

Description
1. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), through the CAAP Corporate Budget CY2019 intends to apply the sum of Php 21,778,000.00 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Purchase/Installation of Communications Equipment for Francisco B. Reyes (Busuanga) Airport. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
Airport/Site VHF AM Tx VHF AM Rx Antenna Systems & Other Accessories HF Tx/Rx Radios VCS with ATC Console Binocular Air Traffic Signal Light Gun Training & FAT Busuanga Airport
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2. The CAAP now invites bids for the Supply, Delivery, Installation/Integration, Training and Testing of Purchase/Installation of Communications Equipment for Francisco B. Reyes (Busuanga) Airport. Delivery of the goods is required within 360 calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within five (5) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.
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4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from CAAP and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given during 8:00am to 5:00pm at the BAC Office Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), MIA Road, Pasay City, 1300.
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on First Men in the Moon (1964)

Ray Harryhausen Goes to Heaven

Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) approaches the lunar staircase
in First Men in the Moon (1964).

“I had always intended the meeting with the Grand Lunar to be a spectacular scene and decided that a huge, almost never-ending staircase would give the scene a grandeur that would only be rivaled by A Matter of Life and Death (1946) in the history of film.”
Ray Harryhausen
An Animated Life

The celestial staircase in A Matter
of Life and Death
(1946).
As the praise from Harryhausen would indicate, the production design of A Matter of Life and Death—particularly the celestial staircase—is sublime.  In A Matter of Life and Death, the moving staircase is the connecting link between the worlds of life and death.  It is a vast escalator in constant stately motion, lined by the statues of famous men.  In the film’s design, where the afterlife is black-and-white and the earthly scenes are in Technicolor, the stairs are black-and-white when ascending and color when descending.  Thus, this Jacob’s Ladder exists on the cusp of life and death.

Harryhausen’s challenge to himself was to create a lunar staircase for First Men in the Moon to rival the grand design that legendary producers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger brought to A Matter of Life and Death.  The result is formidable—Harryhausen’s lunar staircase is not as ethereal as the Life and Death staircase but entirely appropriate for an alien monarchy.  Lined by impressive lunar crystals, the moons staircase proceeds upward in a series of four flights, cleverly combining miniatures and tricks of perspective to make the scale look enormous.

Lionel Jeffries as the brilliant Victorian scientist Joseph Cavor ascends the stairs alone, his character so delightfully delineated by the actor that he completely anchors the scene.  From beginning to end, Jeffries’ performance is witty and unpredictable.  His phrasing is deliciously staccato, swinging wildly between loveable insecurity and manic explosions.  And it’s not just a verbal performance but a physical one, too, that allows Jeffries to use the awkwardness of his gangly frame to eccentric advantage.

Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) inside the sphere in First Men in the Moon.

As the movie proceeds, it gradually becomes apparent that Cavor is our real hero.  He’s the heart and soul of the movie.

Above: Lionel Jeffries as
Joseph Cavor in First Men in the
Moon
.  Below: Ray Harryhausen.
So let’s look at him.  His bald head disguises his real age, which is surprisingly young—Jeffries was 38 in 1964, two years younger than Martha Hyer who was playing the heroine.  His smiles and guffaws are contagious, his delight expressed in unsuppressable childlike glee.  He radiates eccentric amiability, quirky and British to the core.

Did it occur to anyone during casting that this prematurely balding actor looks a bit like Ray Harryhausen?  They share the long forehead, the narrow face, and the intense gaze of the consummate professional practicing his craft.  And there’s something childlike about both of them, too, as if they’ve somehow managed to retain the enthusiasm of their youths.  Why, Jeffries is the British doppelganger of the beloved animator!

When Cavor ascends the staircase in First Men in the Moon, he is surrounded by one of the richest of Harryhausen’s dream landscapes, a Neverland of the artist’s imagination fueled by memories of the staircase to heaven in A Matter of Life and Death.  Now squint at the screen, look sideways, out of the corner of your eye, and discreetly replace Cavor with Harryhausen, ascending to sublimity surrounded by an awe-inspiring world of his imagination.

The look on Cavor’s face, dazzled and humbled and awestruck, reminds me of the recurring looks of wonderment in the movies of Steven Spielberg that filmmaker and critic Kevin B. Lee celebrated in his video essay The Spielberg Face.


In the video, the Spielberg Face is described as:

“Eyes open, staring in wordless wonder, in a moment where time stands still, but above all a childlike surrender in the act of watching, both theirs and ours.”
Kevin Lee
The Spielberg Face

When you’re climbing the staircase of unfettered imagination, it is the only appropriate face.  The Spielberg Face is the Cavor Face is the Harryhausen Face.

The moment exceeds every expectation.  Freeze frame on the Harryhausen Face.

Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and
Lionel Jeffries in First Men in the Moon.

OR…

Picture Ray on the grand staircase, ascending higher and higher, until he at last arrives at the celestial courtroom where he will be judged by a jury of his peers, among them Georges Melies, Wladyslaw Starewicz, John P. Fulton, Les Bowie, George Pal, Carlo Rambaldi, Stan Winston, Peter Ellenshaw, and Marcel Delgado.  As he enters, the deafening applause washes across heaven like waves as his friends and fans stand to welcome him.  Ray Bradbury smiles.  And his old friend and mentor Willis O’Brien, animator of King Kong, rushes forward to greet him.

The courtroom travels to earth via the celestial
staircase in A Matter of Life and Death.

Reference Sources
Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale by Andy Murray
Film Fantasy Scrapbook by Ray Harryhausen
Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton

... and a special thank you to the hosts of For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon: Ferdy on FilmsThis Island Rod, and Wonders in the Dark.

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This free download includes complete replacement spell lists for the various character classes customized for use with the bestselling Noble Wild “Animal Player’s Handbook,” which was nominated for an ENnie award in the “Best Monster or Adversary” category. In addition to old spells that function as normal, the lists in this supplement also include both existing spells that have been added to a particular spellcaster list or had their levels adjusted for noble animal characters, and the new spells that are fully described in The Noble Wild chapter on Magic and Spells.  This free supplement has been created for use with the OGL edition of the Noble Wild but can also be easily used in conjunction with the Pathfind...

Nuisances: Director's Cut
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FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY Nuisances: Director’s Cut is unlike any other fantasy RPG sourcebook! It is a tribute to the early years of fantasy roleplaying games, a parody of the current state of the genre, a guide to an alternate and more fun style of play, a manual for keeping cocky and annoying players off balance, and a poignant philosophical expression of the post-modern, 21st century worldview. It includes: * Hundreds of aggravating and awful and things that can happen to players! * Scores of defective items! * Unfortunate NPC personality traits! * Many, many random d100, d12, and other Random Tables! * 49 unsavory Feats, as well as a section on Subtypes! * 59 character Defects! * Rules on glasses and problems associated with wearing them! * 31 cursed and ...

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This download contains free bonus content for the "The Noble Wild," Skirmisher Publishing's Ennie Award-nominated "Animal Player's Handbook," including two new player character species/classes, the Hedgehog and Porcupine, a new deed tree, and a new spell!  This material has been formatted specifically for use with the Pathfinder edition of The Noble Wild but is also easily used with the OGL edition of The Noble Wild. ...

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With his second law, that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Arthur C. Clarke articulated a concept that could have been a shadowy undercurrent in the wider consciousness for centuries, possibly even millennia. All the items in this book were designed with two ideas in mind: they were created using Ancient technology so advanced that it seems like magic and they’ve gone through Hell since the apocalypse. Damaged, jury-rigged, infested with nanites and parasites, warped by energy, rebuilt by insane machines — these are the kinds of changes that make these artifacts dangerous, unpredictable, and, above all, unique. Quantum Flux contains 86 unique superscience artifacts suitable for use in any modern, sci-fi, or post-apoca...

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This title contains six spells related to festivities, celebrations, and holidays! They are formatted so as to be compatible with any games using the sorts of basic fantasy role-playing game rules developed starting in the 1970s. They can be used as-is with games like Goblinoid Games’ Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future and can be easily modified and expanded for use with successor systems like OGL or other games altogether. ...

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Many games focus solely on the combat aspects of magic, but in a fantasy world such powers can do almost anything. Spellcasters from more peaceful magical traditions might specialize in promoting health and the social good, often using the six spells described in this publication to enliven harvest festivals and other celebrations (but crafty players could, of course, use them in many situations). "Six Spells: Festivities" is stat'ed for the "Basic version of the d20/OGL game system and can be used as-is or easily adapted for any RPGs using the same core rules. ...

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Lizardfolk are a primitive swamp-dwelling people that are considered to be more in touch with nature than most of the other humanoid races. Their shamans have, accordingly, developed a number of useful spells to help them survive and thrive in an environment that most consider hostile. This title contains six spells formatted so as to be compatible with any games using the sorts of basic fantasy role-playing game rules developed starting in the 1970s. They can be used as-is with games like Goblinoid Games’ Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future and can be easily modified and expanded for use with successor systems like OGL or other games altogether. ...

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This title contains six spells related to studying, altering, and creating creatures. They are formatted so as to be compatible with any games using the sorts of basic fantasy role-playing game rules developed starting in the 1970s. They can be used as-is with games like Goblinoid Games’ Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future and can be easily modified and expanded for use with successor systems like OGL or other games altogether. ...

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Spontaneous generation, the idea that life can arise from non-living matter, is one of several obsolete biological concepts that can be used in fantasy games to provide a storyteller with more options for monster and setting design. This concept can include living creatures that, by modern definition, are not biological, such as those made of glass or metal. There are at least three forms of spontaneous generation and these are all covered in this mini-sourcebook. Happenstance due to magical laws is the first and the most similar to the historical definition of spontaneous generation. Alchemy is the use of natural laws to create creatures through spontaneous generation by mortals. Divine intervention involves creation of monsters when circumstances fit the requirements dictated by a god...

Tests of Skill v.3.5: An OGL Adventure and Sourcebook
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Tests of Skill v.3.5 is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded version of the innovative OGL adventure module and sourcebook originally released as a version 3.0 publication and intended as a companion volume to Experts v.3.5. This edition has been expanded by 24 pages, had its character and monster stats corrected and revised, and had added to it one new encounter, one new scenario, one new scenario outline, a section on Defects and how to use them in the game, and numerous other elements. It is intended to be enjoyed both by people familiar with the previous version and those completely new to it. Tests of Skill v.3.5 is designed to entertain and challenge players through scenarios and encounters that can be overcome optimally through role-playing, skill use, a...

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Even as characters can have Feats that give them particular aptitudes and enhance their various skills and capabilities, so too can they suffer from Defects that negatively affect their ability to function. Such Defects can be used to make games more fun and unpredictable, and even more plausible. The Jester Dragon’s Guide to Defects is a complete sourcebook that details hundreds of character flaws, mental disorders, physical abnormalities, medical conditions, and outright quirks that DMs and players can use to liven up their characters and campaigns. This book contains: * More than 230 Defects, from minor faults to fatal flaws. * Defects appropriate for any genre, including High Fantasy, Swords-and-Sorcery, and Space Opera. * Innovative “Metagame” Defects...

Updated Animal Familiars: An OGL Supplement Inspired by ‘The Noble Wild’ Animal Player’s Handbook
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This booklet is dedicated to expanding the options for familiars available to arcane spellcasters like Sorcerors and Wizards and is inspired by a number of the concepts introduced in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s ENnie-nominated The Noble Wild. This book, an “Animal Player’s Handbook,” presents a detailed system for incorporating viable animal characters into a either traditional or animal-oriented OGL campaign. Some of the material in this publication was developed as addenda to The Noble Wild and some of it appears in the current edition of that book. Collectively, however, this material has applications that can be applied outside of the system presented in The Noble Wild. And so, we have created Updated Animal Familiars as a means bo...

Warriors: A Comprehensive OGL Sourcebook for Fantasy Role-Playing Games
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Warriors is a comprehensive OGL sourcebook for fantasy role-playing games that expands upon the description of the Warrior class in the Dungeon Master’s Guide. It is an invaluable resource both for game masters who want to expand the variety and realism of combat encounters and martial non-player characters and for players who want to enhance the military and combat capabilities of their own characters. Features include: 16 military prestige classes, including the Aerial Cavalryman, Charioteer, Combat Engineer, Executioner, Marine, Mechanist Infantry, Mountaineer, and Sheriff. More than 30 military subtypes, including archers, artillerists, cavalrymen, beast handlers, infantrymen, medics, pathfinders, peasant levies, and templars. Nine non-military subtypes, ...

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          Past Misdeeds: The Guardian (1990)      Cache   Translate Page      
Through the transformation of the glorious WTF-Films into the even more glorious Exploder Button and the ensuing server changes, some of my old columns for the site have gone the way of all things internet. I’m going to repost them here in irregular intervals in addition to my usual ramblings.

Please keep in mind these are the old posts presented with only  basic re-writes and improvements. Furthermore, many of these pieces were written years ago, so if you feel offended or need to violently disagree with me in the comments, you can be pretty sure I won’t know why I wrote what I wrote anymore anyhow.

Chicago Marketing guy Phil (Dwier Brown) and his interior architect wife Kate (Carey Lowell) are on their way up, living the bourgeois dream, such as it is. Phil has just scored a choice new position in Los Angeles, and Kate's pregnant with their first child.

The couple's son Jake is born shortly after they move to LA into a fine house in some kind of comparatively rural looking suburb (any LA experts reading this may hit me, if necessary), and now they're looking for a nanny to take care of the child while Phil's out marketinging (that's the technical term) and Kate decorates interiors. They find a British woman named Camilla (Jenny Seagrove) who seems perfectly suited to the job. Camilla's not even the couple's first choice, but their initial candidate (Theresa Randle) dies in a curious and unfortunate accident.

Outwardly, things go well with Camilla. In truth, strangeness enters the house with her: Phil feels attracted to her in a way that - to his honour - rather seems to creep him out, and he begins to develop insomnia and peculiar dreams circling around babies, a tree and Camilla. Which is only fitting, seeing as Camilla is an evil tree spirit's supernatural druid guardian out to offer little Jake to her tree, like she did many times before with other babies. These generally unspoken of dangers of parenthood really are enough to disabuse one of the thought of ever having children of one's own.

For my tastes, William Friedkin's The Guardian has a reputation among many horror film fans that is decidedly too low. I believe it's The Exorcist's fault. That certified classic is generally seen as the best of the director's few horror films, if not as his best film, period, and any other genre film he directed always will have to compete with it; which is of course patently unfair, but then such is life. To me, The Exorcist never mattered much. I can appreciate the film as a technical achievement but I have no emotional connection to its plot, nor do I find it particularly interesting or frightening, so I'm in a great position to not judge a movie for not being The Exorcist.

However, The Guardian has to jump a different hurdle with me, for it belongs to that dreaded group of movies from the late 80s and early 90s that shows educated rich people living the good life getting betrayed (and hopefully murdered) by the hired help who never heard of the sanctity of family and so on and so forth. I do enjoy some films in this particular sub-genre, but in general, I find its mixture of classism and reactionary thought particularly distasteful.

In this particular case, there's not too much for me to hate about the film's politics, though. Friedkin's approach doesn't seem interested in class as a concept at all, and doesn't do much of the "sacred family" nonsense either; we are rather in the "most parents want to protect their babies" territory that is as innocent as these things go. Additionally, it is rather difficult to feel any actual loathing towards this film's rich couple, or get annoyed at them, for Phil and Kate may be two of the blandest people alive, barely showing themselves able to scratch together enough character traits of any kind for even one person between the two of them. They're also the kind of people progressive enough to hire a nanny who is as coldly creepy as Seagrove's Camilla, so they may be difficult to love but they're not the kind of horror film main characters I'd enjoy seeing suffer.

All this - and I haven't even mentioned how uninspired the film's plotting is - rather sounds as if I am actually sharing the general opinion about The Guardian, but there's one major thing the film does so very well I feel bound to forgive it for any and all flaws it has. The film does weird (or even Weird) just wonderfully right, treating Camilla as a force from an Outside that opens doors to that Outside for everyone she touches. Plus, there's even the suggestion of tree sex.

Where too many US mainstream horror movies (then and now) absolutely try to avoid anything supernatural that can't be systematized and explained, Friedkin's film – I very much suspect thanks to its very British screenwriter, the great Stephen Volk - is very much in the spirit of European horror, thriving on certain elements being illogical, treating its supernatural threat as something turning the rational, sunny world of its protagonists into something stranger and more ambiguous.

Friedkin (and Volk) particularly use images and ideas out of fairy tale and myth here - from the wolf pack that protects the tree and Camilla, to the doom of our heroes' architect neighbour beginning with him watching Camilla bathing in a brook in the woods. The woods themselves (are there even such woods in real-world LA?) do of course belong into the realm of the same kind of imagery, particularly the way even a small detour from a road leads the film's characters from civilization and the rational world they know into the realm of nightmare and fairy-tale.


To use this kind of approach to horror in a film does naturally carry some specific risks beyond just annoying the people who like their attacks of the irrational on the rational more logical. It is, in particular, very easy to land in the realm of the unintentionally funny when one goes for the capital-W Weird. The Guardian's climax with its body painted Camilla with an effects-laden voice, and its heroic fight against a bleeding tree is probably a moment where a lot of people will start to giggle or roll their eyes, and I really can't blame anyone for that; I, on the other hand, am much too delighted by a film actually going to such a peculiar place in its finale to laugh at it
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          Comment on Congressman: Abolish Filibuster and Electoral College by Kathy      Cache   Translate Page      
I'm not sure about getting rid of the Senate filibuster. It does prevent a slim majority, which may not represent a majority of the citizenry, from imposing its will. Besides, what would Mr. Smith think? (I have to see that movie someday). What I would do is change Senate and House rules so that the Majority Leader and Speaker, respectively, have to schedule a vote for a) any bill passed by the other house, and b) any nomination submitted by the president (no more hanging Garlands). As it is, pretty much both these people wield a veto power they shouldn't have. Hmm.. I'd add a provision that all laws must be scheduled for a vote within a reasonable time. Sure, either party could slow-walk the other part's pet initiatives. But they'd also be prevented from rushing their pet initiatives through. 24 hours for legislators to evaluate a 500+ page monster is not reasonable.
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It is very important to familiarize ourselves with what is written in the Holy Scriptures. As a people we have been so far removed that the laws seem to us as something strange. Hosea 8:12 “I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.” As this scripture pointed out, the …
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Shalam (Peace) Brothers and Sisters, An interesting phrase that comes up in the Bible is the “Law of Moses”. But what does it exactly mean? Did Moses make up these laws himself? How do we know the difference between what is God’s law and those that belong to Moses? These questions are important to explore. Hopefully this lesson could establish …
          Avengers: Endgame Magazine Cover Brings Back The Dusted Characters      Cache   Translate Page      
The finale of Avengers: Infinity War had jaws hitting the floor all around the world last April. Prior to the film's release people had been debating which heroes would bite the big one, with most reckoning at least one or two wouldn't make it to the credits. But if you'd have told them that the casualty list would include Nick Fury, Doctor Strange, Starlord, Drax, Black Panther, the Winter Soldier and.. *gasp* Spider-Man, they'd have laughed in your face. But, approximately 20 seconds after leaving the theatre, many immediately assumed that these heroes would be back in Avengers: Endgame - if only because many of them have MCU films in development.
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The draws for the second edition of The FUFA Drum tournament have been held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at Jevine Hotel, Rubaga in Kampala. The federation was represented with the top brass officials led by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, Exco Members Hamid Juma, Chis Kalibbala, Ronnie Kalema,...

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  2. Watch Juventus Vs. Atlético Madrid UEFA Champions League Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, Round Of 16, Leg 2  The Inquisitr News
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  4. Cristiano Ronaldo eliminates Atletico Madrid one more time  MARCA.com
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          Datanauts 139: Getting AWS Security Right      Cache   Translate Page      

Today the Datanauts explore how to lock down AWS services to ensure they aren't publicly exposed--and it's not just S3 buckets. Our guest is Scott Piper, who'll share tips and open-source tools.

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The Datanauts parse the meanings of automation, infrastructure as code, and DevOps; explore new AWS services; and talk security best practices on today's cloudy episode. Our guest in Ken Hui.

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          Datanauts 127: Found On The Internet Series 4      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts crack open our cabinet of curiosities to explore a variety of ideas found on the Internet including SREs, AWS vs. Amazon for a cloud career, the ups and downs of industry certifications & more.

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VMware Cloud on AWS lets you run a native VMware environment on bare metal AWS servers. The Datanauts delve into service details, use cases, and nerd knob options with episode sponsor VMware.

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The Datanauts explore how to control cloud costs with guest Corey Quinn, a consultant and Amazon observer who shares his insights and experience on understanding and managing your cloud spend.

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          Datanauts 090: AWS Networking Deep Dive      Cache   Translate Page      

AWS and public cloud networking is not just VLANs. The Datanauts and guest Anthony Miloslavsky explore essential network constructs and architectural choices

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          Datanauts 086: AWS Identity & Access Management Policies      Cache   Translate Page      

Today's Datanauts episode explores how to set up Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies in AWS. Our guest is Cole Morrison.

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          Datanauts 076: Understanding AWS Vs. Azure      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts talk with Eric Shanks about the differences between AWS and Azure, how organizations choose a public cloud provider, the reasons application architecture are so critical, and how to deal with worries about cloud lock-in.

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The Datanauts and guest Alex Galbraith examine the gotchas of storage, networking, and scaling in AWS so you can get the best design for the least amount of money.

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I have a feeling you'll love it this time! The characters are tortured human beings struggling with their flaws and insecurities, and it all makes sense in the end in a rather tragic way.
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  2. Dr M says no laws broken in release of Indonesian accused of Jong Nam murder  Free Malaysia Today
  3. Tun M: Prosecution's right to drop charge against Siti Aisyah  New Straits Times
  4. Malaysian court frees Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder case  South China Morning Post
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What draws someone into an extremist movement? Is it about ideology? Race? Politics? So many of our discussions about extremism try to explain away the problem by reducing its complexity, but that brings us further and further away from actually solving it.
Deeyah Khan is a British documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. She’s the creator of two extraordinary films airing on Netflix right now, White Right: Meeting the Enemy and Jihad: A Story of the Others. The films do a remarkable job of showing why these opposing brands of extremism are both similar and reciprocal, and why the people they attract mirror each other in so many ways.
Khan spent hours with the most extreme figures she could find, and made a real effort to understand what’s motivating them. She sat down with Vox’s interviews writer, Sean Illing, for a conversation about what she discovered, why the roots of fanaticism are much deeper than we suppose, and what we have to do win the battle against hatred.
Recommended reading:
It's Not About the Burqa by Mariam Khan
From Fatwa to Jihad by Kenan Malik
Faith and Feminism in Pakistan by Afiya S. Zia


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          David Horowitz Exposes the Left's Dark Agenda      Cache   Translate Page      

This article was originally posted at American Thinker

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David Horowitz has always been a writer whose work I've appreciated since his compelling political biography, Radical Son, which related the author's break from his communist upbringing after Black Panther associates murdered his bookkeeper friend Betty Van Patter.  But brevity and crisp linkage of multiple intellectual threads were never characteristic of Horowitz's brilliant, often voluminous, exposés of leftist thought and practice.  By contrast, Dark Agenda is a concise, chilling book brimming with evidence that links numerous cultural depredations to one overriding theme:  The left's attack on Christian America's founding in the name of "cultural Marxism." 

"Christian America" is the novel component in Horowitz's analysis, a term that acknowledges the historical fact that America, at its founding, was 98 percent Protestant.  Protestantism, in turn, was intimately linked to the doctrine of "the priesthood of all believers" and to the more broadly Christian idea that all people are created by God.  In view of these beliefs and the fact that Protestant groups were living side by side, it followed that in America there would be no institutional or governmental mediator between the individual and God.  It also meant that each individual's rights were endowed solely by their Creator and that freedom of conscience and speech would be hallmarks of the new republic. 

"Cultural Marxism," by contrast, represents the application of its "oppressor versus oppressed" vision of society to various victim groups:  blacks, "people of color," women, native Americans, homosexuals, transsexuals, and any other group claiming victimhood.  For Marxists what stands between these oppressed groups and a world in which "social justice" and equality is fully realized are the oppressors, those who supposedly establish the laws and mores that keep them in power.  Thus, failure or success isn't the result of individual choices but the inevitable outcome of a system designed to unfairly help one group (white, Christian, males) and harm the others.  Accordingly, what matters politically is destroying the patriarchal Christian system itself with its emphasis on individual moral and economic choices and replacing it with a group-focused system that, in my own words, oppresses the oppressors.  Put quite simply, "Christian doctrines were foundational to the American Republic, which the left despises."

After reading the last two paragraphs, one might think Dark Agenda is highly philosophical and abstract.  This impression couldn't be further from the truth, as these core ideas are given clear expression and development via an array of examples, many of which are doubtless unknown to even the most politically-astute readers.  Who knew, for example, that the $621 million U.S. Capitol Visitor Center that opened in 2008 "is less a monument to the nation's founding and institutions than it is to the antireligious left's vision for America.  When it opened, all references to God and faith had been carefully, deliberately edited out of its photos and historical displays."  For example, the national motto was said to be "E Pluribus Unum" when, in fact, it is "In God We Trust."  Among other historical travesties, a large "image of the Constitution was photoshopped to remove the worlds 'in the Year of our Lord' above the signatures of the signers." Similarly, the "table on which President Lincoln placed his Bible during his second inauguration is on display — just the table, not the Bible."

These examples are picayune compared to the spiteful governmental coercion that's been employed to force The Little Sisters of the Poor, among others, to violate their consciences thanks to Obamacare abortion provisions.  The Supreme Court has been the giant secular lever employed by leftists to fundamentally transform "Christian America" into a state hostile even to a school-girl who joined hands with classmates to give thanks for her food. These politically-motivated  "lawyers," as Horowitz contemptuously labels the high court, began their anti-Christian, anti-Constitutional mission with the expulsion of prayer from public schools in 1962 (Engel v. Vitale).  That assault on the free exercise of religion now extends beyond commencement ceremonies and football fields to a bakery that was  embroiled in legal battles for years for refusing to provide a celebratory cake for a gay ceremony billed as a wedding — a "crime" made possible by Court rulings against the Defense of Marriage Act and in favor of redefining marriage.  

The case of Roe v. Wade (1972), which awakened religious conservatives to the fundamental attack on Christian America, is cogently dissected in Dark Agenda, both from a constitutional perspective as well as through the eyes of Norma McCorvey, the anonymous "Jane Roe" who was intentionally deceived and reduced to a legal prop to secure the Supreme Court's "right to privacy" abortion ruling.  (As Horowitz notes, in Marxist thought it's the grand arc of history and oppressed groups that matter, not mere individuals.)  That ruling officially brought about the cultural civil war that for the anti-Christian left involves not simply a virulent hatred of President Trump but also hatred directed toward his supporters who are regularly vilified as Nazis, sexists, racists, homophobes, and "deplorables" who are rightly denied freedom of speech and conscience.  Trump's Oval Office predecessor did his best to stoke these emotions as Horowitz's litany of anti-Christian comments and actions by President Obama illustrate — from avoiding religious references during a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony to pursuit of a foreign policy that led to the annihilation of the ancient Christian community in Syria.

Among the sidebars accompanying Horowitz's central narrative are insights into the abusive and mendacious character of atheist Madelyn Murray.  For example, in 1960 Murray "set out with her two sons . . . intending to renounce her American citizenship and defect to the Soviet Union." Her repeated attempts at emigration were rebuffed by the Soviets who were probably aware of her emotional instability and violent outbursts.  Murray's revolutionary predecessor, Margaret Sanger, was also a communist sympathizer and racist.  A 1930 article in The New Yorker about Ms. Sanger noted that her monthly newspaper, Woman Rebel, "mixed its birth-control propaganda with a good deal of red-flag-waving, and perorations of the 'Workers of the World, Arise!' variety." The author also observed that she "composed an editorial declaring: 'Even if dynamite were to serve no other purpose than to call forth the spirit of revolutionary solidarity and loyalty, it would prove its great value.'"  

Horowitz ends Dark Agenda with this chilling paragraph reminiscent of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "A nation divided by such fundamental ideas — individual freedom on one side and group identity on the other — cannot long endure, any more than could a nation that was half slave and half free.  The urgency that drew the religious right into politics fifty years ago is now an urgency of the nation itself."  Even individuals well aware of the cultural Civil War that now rages in America would do well do arm themselves with the insights in this book — insights that both explain the ideological roots of the conflict and document a host of grievous wounds that "Christian America" has already suffered.  Horowitz, an honest agnostic, is doing his best to prevent those wounds from becoming mortal.

Richard Kirk is a freelance writer living in Southern California whose book Moral Illiteracy: "Who's to Say?" is available on Kindle.

Photo from U.S. Capitol from Wikimedia Commons


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          2019 SWAC Basketball Tournament Brackets Set      Cache   Translate Page      

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has released its men’s and women’s bracket for the 2019 Toyota SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.2019 swac bkb trn logo

The action is set to begin at campus sites with the quarterfinal rounds held on March 12, with the higher seed hosting the lower seed. The semifinals and finals occur March 15-16 in Bill Harris Arena. All semifinal contests will be available live on ESPN3.

The women’s championship game will also be shown live on ESPN3 with a tip-off time of 1:30 p.m. CST and the men’s championship will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 5 p.m. CST.

2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament Women’s Bracket
For the second-straight year, the Southern Jaguars (14-4 SWAC) enter the tournament as the top seed, clinching the regular season title outright on Saturday. They will face No. 8 seed Mississippi Valley State, who punched its ticket to the tournament with an 82-63 win over UAPB. Southern swept the regular season meetings between the teams.

Prairie View A&M (13-5 SWAC) earned the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 seed Alabama A&M. The Lady Panthers won both of the regular-season matchups over the Lady Bulldogs.

Perhaps the league’s hottest team at this point in the season, Jackson State (12-6 SWAC) comes in as the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 6 seed Alabama State (10-8). JSU defeated Alabama State 78-58 on March 9 to clinch home-court advantage in the quarterfinals. Jackson State has won 11 of its past 12 games, but Alabama State split the season series with the Lady Tigers, as both sides won on their respective home floors.

Defending tournament champion Grambling State (10-8) earned the No. 4 seed with a win over Alabama A&M and draws No. 5 seed Texas Southern (11-7 SWAC). Grambling State and Texas Southern are no strangers to each other this time of year, as TSU defeated Grambling State to win the 2017 SWAC Tournament Championship, and GSU avenged that loss during the semifinals of the 2018 tournament on its way to the title.

2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament Men’s Bracket
After winning their first SWAC regular season title since 2003, the Prairie View A&M Panthers head into the tournament as the No. 1 seed following a 17-1 record in conference play. PVAMU will host eighth-seeded Alcorn State (6-12). The Panthers swept the regular-season series between the teams, including a 98-64 win over the Braves this past Saturday.

Saturday rematches will be a theme of the opening round on the men’s side, as No. 2 seed Texas Southern (14-4 SWAC) will host No. 7 seed Southern (6-12 SWAC), who moved to its current seeding thanks to an 87-77 victory over the defending tournament champions in the teams’ regular-season finale.

Jackson State (10-8 SWAC) earned the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 6 seed Alabama State (9-9). JSU defeated Alabama State 82-70 on Saturday to clinch the third seed.

Rounding out the opening round on the men’s side will be No. 4 seed Grambling State (10-8) taking on No. 5 seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff (10-8 SWAC). Grambling State, the 2018 SWAC regular season champion, swept the season series against last year’s tournament runner-up.

Women's Quarterfinals Games

Tuesday, March 12
#1 Southern hosts #8 Miss. Valley State
7:00 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.


#2 Prairie View A&M hosts #7 Alabama A&M
5:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas


#3 Jackson State hosts #6 Alabama State
6:00 p.m./Jackson, Miss.


#4 Grambling State hosts #5 Texas Southern
5:30 p.m./Grambling, La.

Men's Quarterfinals Games

Tuesday, March 12
#1 Prairie View A&M hosts #8 Alcorn State
7:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas

#2 Texas Southern hosts #7 Southern
7:30 p.m./Houston, Texas

#3 Jackson State hosts #6 Alabama State
8:00 p.m./Jackson, Miss.

#4 Grambling State hosts #5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7:30 p.m./Grambling, La.


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To anyone reading this: I don't want to upset anyone's conscience. I sort of regret even leaving a comment up on the board about eating pork. To those who do not eat pork due to the dietary laws of God, please keep going strong! God's law does not change and he put it there for a reason. I thought about it a lot and I'm called to be like Jesus and I'm pretty sure Jesus and even Paul did not eat pork or any "unclean" food. Whatever it takes for me to grow closer to God, I want to do. I don't want anything to hinder my relationship with God. It's better safe than sorry. Although I believe there might be spiritual consequences to eating unclean food I still do not believe it is a salvation issue. (It will be if it is hindering your conscience and you decide to go against it.) However, giving up your favorite food shouldn't be something holding you back from seeking the Lord with all your heart, as we are all called to take our cross and follow Him.
          American Minute for March 13th      Cache   Translate Page      
In the U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a sculpture of women suffrage leaders Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. Lucretia Mott was a noted Quaker minister praised by Frederick Douglass. She spoke at a Women's Rights Convention in Philadelphia, October 18, 1854, in front of a large audience which included supporters William Lloyd Garrison and her husband, Quaker leader James Mott, who founded the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Lucretia Mott stated: "On the occasion of the first miracle which it is said Christ wrought, a woman went before Him and said, 'Whatsoever he biddeth you do, that do.' The woman of Samaria said, 'Come and see the man who told me all the things that ever I did' ... The very first act of note that is mentioned when the disciples and apostles went forth after Jesus was removed from them, was the bringing up of an ancient prophecy to prove that they were right in the position they assumed on that occasion, when men and women were gathered together on the holy day of Pentecost, when every man heard and saw those wonderful works which are recorded. Then Peter stood forth--some one has said that Peter made a great mistake in quoting the prophet Joel--but he stated that 'the time is come, this day is fulfilled the prophecy, when it is said, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,' etc.--the language of the Bible is beautiful in its repetition--'upon my servants and my handmaidens I will pour out my spirit and they shall prophesy.' Now can anything be clearer than that?" Lucretia Mott, who is featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp, advocated for women suffrage, stating December 17, 1849: "The laws given on Mount Sinai for the government of man and woman were equal, the precepts of Jesus make no distinction. Those who read the Scriptures, and judge for themselves, not resting satisfied with the perverted application of the text, do not find the distinction, that theology and ecclesiastical authorities have made, in the condition of the sexes." Susan B. Anthony is depicted on a U.S. dollar coin, and on a 3-cent stamp. Susan B. Anthony was raised a Quaker. Her father owned a cotton mill and refused to buy cotton from farmers who owned slaves. Susan B. Anthony's religious upbringing instilled in her the concept that every one is equal before God and motivated her to crusade for freedom for slaves. After the Civil War, Susan B. Anthony worked hard for the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. Opposing liquor, drunkenness and abortion, Susan encountered mobs, armed threats, objects thrown at her and was hung in effigy. Her efforts helped bring about the 18th Amendment (Prohibition), ratified in 1919. She succeeded in having women admitted to the University of Rochester, and campaigned for a woman's right to vote. Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the 1872 Presidential Election, saying she "positively voted the Republican ticket-straight." Fourteen years after her death, women won the right to vote with the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920. After learning her sister-in-law had had an abortion, Susan B. Anthony wrote in her diary: "She will rue the day she forces nature." Susan B. Anthony was quoted in The Revolution, July 1869: "I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder ... No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh! Thrice guilty is he who ... drove her to the desperation which impels her to the crime." In a speech she gave repeatedly in the 1870s, Susan B. Anthony stated: "The prosecutions on our courts for breach of promise, divorce, adultery, bigamy, seduction, rape; the newspaper reports every day of every year of scandals and outrages, of wife murders and paramour shooting, of abortions and infanticides, are perpetual reminders of men's incapacity to cope successfully with this monster evil of society." Susan B. Anthony, who died MARCH 13, 1906, wrote in 1889 to Frances Willard, the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union: "Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so that their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them." Francis Willard was the first woman college president in the United States. She advocated for the passage of the 18th Amendment, prohibiting alcohol, and the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote. Her statue is the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building. Frances Willard, whose family changed from Congregational Christian to Methodist, wrote in A White Life for Two (Chicago: Women's Temperance Publishing Association, 1890): "God sets male and female side by side throughout his realm of law." Frances Willard's older cousin was Emma Willard (1787-1870), who was an American educator and historian. Emma was born in Berlin, Connecticut and began teaching at the age of sixteen. Emma was married to John Willard in 1809, and with his help she established a girl's boarding school in Middlebury, Vermont. She founded Troy Female Seminary in 1821, which was the first school in the United States to offer higher education for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton graduated from Troy Female Seminary in 1832. Regarding abortion, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote: "There must be a remedy for such a crying evil as this ... Let woman assert herself ... and end this wholesale suffering and murder of helpless children." In 1895, seminary was renamed the Emma Willard School. Emma wrote many successful books and later built a school for women in Athens, Greece. In 1843, Emma Willard wrote: "The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained for many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced. The rulers must govern in the fear of God, and the people obey the laws." In commenting on the United States, Emma Willard stated: "In observing the United States, there is much to convince us, that an Almighty, Overruling Providence, designed from the first, to place here a great, united people." In 1857, Emma Willard published a book for children titled, Morals for the Young: or, Good Principles Instilling Wisdom, in which she wrote: My Dear Children and Youth:- Since, then, wisdom teaches us to rate everything at its just value, it is wise to seek the favor and fear the frown of God, rather than to seek the favor,and fear the frown of men ... Look upon a Savior's cross ... ask pardon ... and the Holy Spirit's guidance ... receive the Christian's armor."
          170 Years Of German Publishers Demanding Special Copyrights For The Press Because Of New Technology      Cache   Translate Page      

While much of the focus on the debate over the EU Copyright Directive has focused on the upload filters of Article 13, we should be equally worried about the snippet taxes of Article 11, which journalists have already made clear will be used to enrich publishers at the expense of actual journalism (that is, if it leads to any money at all -- since attempts to pass basically the same law in both Germany and Spain failed to produce the expected revenue windfall).

Former Icelandic Parliament member Asta Helgadottir recently put together quite an amazing Twitter thread detailing 170 years of German news publishers demanding special extra copyrights just for their industry -- each time insisting that without it, new technologies would kill journalism. You can also read the whole thing on a single page at Threader, but here's a (lightly edited) snippet:

1850: German Press publishers want #copyright of news because the newly arrived technology of the telegram is ruining their business model. It is rejected.

1886: German Press Publishers want news to be covered by copyright in the Berne convention. It is rejected, and copyright exception for news is established.

1908: German Press Publishers want to limit the possibility of reproduction of news by #copyright in the Berlin meeting for the Berne convention. It is rejected, as copyright is intended for inherently creative production.

1908: The Berlin conference thus reiterates their 1886 distinction of creative production and non-creative information and news with regards to #copyright protection.

1925: The conference of industrial property in the Hague rejects a proposal to make news industrial property, citing the decision of the Berne convention.

Seventy-five years of trying to make some intellectual property protection of news had failed. Trying to cover news by #copyright seemed to be hopeless.

1920s: The wireless technology threatens the established German Press Publishers. The fact that any owner of a wireless could listen to the news! Blasphemy.

1920s: "News Theft" explodes in Germany. The big press publishers are astonished by the fact that people are not willing to pay a hefty fee to buy their printed material.

1927: The Germans lobby for a resolution within League of Nations giving unpublished news #copyright protection, governmental news in the public domain, but published news were up to each national authority.

1928: The German ministry propose a law to protect news of the day and miscellaneous information with intellectual property at home. "vermischte Nachrichten tatsächlichen Inhalts und Tagesneuigkeiten"

1928: The emergence of the radio was one of the biggest reasons in the German's new News law as it undermined the news industry.

1928-1933: The debate of the new German press law continues but is never realized because the ascension of the Nazi government and new press control laws made it redundant.

It goes on from there into modern times, and the story is always the same. German publishers demanding special extra copyrights on factual reporting, and whining over and over again about new technology upsetting its business model and threatening the "future of journalism" or whatever. And every single time they were wrong. They didn't get the special copyrights and journalism survived (and in some cases thrived).

Given this background, why is it that EU bureaucrats are now suddenly taking those very same German publishers at their word when they insist that the internet is destroying their business, and they need these special copyrights (with the friendly name of "neighboring rights") that serve no purpose other than as a wealth transfer from internet companies to legacy publishers who have failed to innovate?



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So a few things...
My sister and her husband are away on their honeymoon. Since my sister works for my dad and there is no one to cover for her, I had to or else she couldn't really go at this time. I am also watching her house and puppy. My boyfriend moved in with me there for the 2 weeks and together we now have 4 dogs... kill me!! We have my Minpin, my sisters Yorkie, his yellow lab and his big black dog. I am working about 60 hours this week and next week, my sisters job and mine. It has been fun playing house but I realize that when we are both working so much, we are not going to have much time to spend together even if we live together. Some nights he finished working and came to bed at like 5 in the morning when I was already sleeping for hours. And then I left at 8 am while he remained sleeping.
I got very irritated with my ex. He called me to tell me about his business idea. He decided to quit his job in Europe a year early. The same job that he told me he couldn't quit because he was on contract with them for 3 years and I would have to move there to be with him until his contract was up. Then he tell me that he knows of a place about an hour from where I live where he thinks we can start a camp type wilderness program for teens. An hour from where I live!!!! A year ago I would have begged him on my hands and knees to quit his job and move here!!! Now that I am with someone else and happy, he does everything that I had wanted him to do a year ago. The real kick in the ass was when he told me that if it had felt more right then he would convert. I was wanting him to say that there was some hope of conversion for the entire time we were together and now he says it?!?!?
Anyway, I listened to his idea about the camp and then told him that besides the fact that I would need to see numbers to see if it actually made sense.... How would I explain to my bf that I am going to be spending three weeks every other month alone in the forest with my ex.
The next day I got a message saying "My mom says to just tell him that I am not Jewish". WOAH!!!! Passive agressive much?? Why dont you tell me how your mom really feels??? I was so angry and upset that he would say that to me. Like what a stab for no reason. Just tell him I am not Jewish and then he wont worry about us hanging out... as if he is telling me that I think he is dirt or less then or I view myself as above him. And as if my bf gives a crap about his religion and would want me alone in the woods with any guy, period. It was an ignorant comment and there was no reason to go there and bring up Judaism again. I felt very attacked and was surprised that he went there. These little things that he is doing just helps me realize that i have made the right decision. And that the issue of Judaism would have eventually come up with his family and they would resent me if he ever converted or even if I wanted to raise my children Jewsih.

I also have been having a pretty sad week. I'm not sure if everyone heard the news but last friday in Israel there was a crazy fire. They lost millions of trees and had to evacuate thousands of people. And there was a bus with about 40 students studying to be Generals in the police that were going to help evacuate a prison. The bus caught on fire and my cousin was one of the students that was literally burned alive on the bus. She is the one that i just spent the summer with. She was newly married and planned to have a baby next year. She just wanted to finsih this course and then wanted to start her family. Our hearts are all broken from this loss. We have decided to plant a forest in Israel in her memory. My dad is going to buy the first 180 trees and friends and family will donate to buy the other 820 trees to compleate the forest in her memory. I spoke to her husband. He is broken. She was his universe. He really loved her so much. I watched them interat when I stayed with them this summer and he was crazy about her. After talking to him and crying with him. I realized two things. One is that I need to be as in love as they were with the person I marry and second, I am way too scared to love another person that much because what if they are taken from you or leave. I have been having all kinds of crazy thoughts and bad dreams this week and I hope she is in a better place cause we all miss her terribly.

I am getting ready to go to Florida with my bf. He has a house there and will be staying there for most of the winter. We are driving down so that he can have his car and dogs there and then both our moms are flying down to meet us a few days later. I think the plan is that they will babysit thedogs so that we can get away for a few days on a crusie or something :)
Although I am starting to learn some of his flaws and see that he is not perfect, I really like him and I am happy with him. We have tons of fun together and laugh like crazy. And he sometimes really surprises me with how sweet and romantic he can be! For Hannukah he got me a beautiful black pearl necklace and he is always thinking of me with flowers and chocolates and sweetness. I am a lucky girl.
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Things with my bf continue to be great! This past week was tons of fun. We introduced our mothers and the four of us spent the day together downtown. We went for lunch and saw a play and the moms really hit it off! I had lunch with his sister and her beautiful baby. A woman at the restaurant asked me if the baby was my niece and I said yes :) hopefully one day she really will be!
Friday night I brought him over to the rabbis house for Shabbat dinner. This was very interesting to say the least. He is Jewish but has issues with the hypocrisy of orthodox Judaism. I made him promise to behave and to keep his thoughts to himself and to just enjoy the meal. He promised he would and dinner was going great.... Until the rabbi leaned over and asked him "so what intrigues you about Judaism?" I jumped in and in what felt like slow motion yelled noooooooooooooooooooo! That was it! The can of worms was opened! And there was nothing I could do about it! He started a huge debate about religion and the laws and rules and the hypocrisy etc. Everyone joined in, the rabbi, his kids and the other guests. I had to go to the other room because I did not want to get involved and try to manage what he was saying like I normally do in past relationships. I let him just say whatever he wanted and knew it was not a reflection of who I was or what I believe. I let him be his own person and own his own thoughts feelings and beliefs. I know that doesn't sound like a big deal but for me it was HUGE! Turns out that it was the best shabbat dinner everyone has had in a very long time. The kids loved the debate, the rabbi thought my bf was brilliant and his arguments were fantastic. He was so impressed with how knowledgeable he was about all the rules and laws to even be able to argue them as well as he did. And my bf had a fantastic time getting to argue things that he has been dying to say to a rabbi! So it was a hit! It also meant a lot to me that the rabbi liked my bf and that my bf liked the rabbi!

Saturday we babysat his niece. We took her to the mall then to a toy store. He bought her such cute toys that I picked out ;) It was so much fun playing house together. He loves her so much and I can see that he will be an amazing father one day.

A few people have written some concerns about me talking to my ex. This week we maybe messaged back and forth for a short few minutes and nothing important was really said. I honestly don't think of him. If he messages me I answer but I really couldn't care less if I speak to him. I was asked yesterday by a friend what would happen if me and my bf break up, would I go back with my ex? My honest answer was no. I know that I am able to find happiness with another man and I know that it feels so wonderful to love without a heavy and unsure heart. I know how I feel about Judaism and about my family and I would not compromise that, especially not after all that I have been through this year.
In fact, I am trying to start a group for Jewish women to raise awareness of the importance of having a Jewish home and keeping secular Judaism alive. It is obviously a topic close to my heart.

So to sum up... I am super happy in my relationship. I love his family and they love me. He loves my family and they love him and even our moms like each other! He likes the rabbi and the rabbi likes him! Oh, and I love him and he loves me, lol!

Its his birthday next week.. any ideas of what I should do? I want it to be very special! I already got him an iPad but I want to do something nice the day of.... :)



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          Seeing London in A New Light      Cache   Translate Page      
(NewsUSA) - "People are looking for magic in their lives and to experience something that stays with them forever," says Helen Marriage, the director of Artichoke, the producers and creators of the Lumiere London festival."People respond to light in a special way," Marriage continues. "and in the middle of winter, when night falls early, it's just so wonderful and uplifting."In January 2018, London's most iconic buildings, streets and landmarks will again be illuminated artistically for the British capital's largest night-time festival, Lumiere London.Lumiere last lit up London in 2016, when millions of people visited the city to interact with the art installations. In January, the festival returns to London much bigger and bolder than before.More than 40 international artists will work to transform the city into a vast, nocturnal exhibition space, offering dazzling new perspectives on London's iconic landmarks and historic architecture with beautiful, thought-provoking installations.As an example, Westminster Abbey, which has stood at the heart of London for hundreds of years, has been the setting for every coronation in the British monarchy since 1066 and has hosted 16 royal weddings, will be one of the key festival locations again.It will be illuminated by the French digital artist, Patrice Warrener, who will present the second installment of The Light of the Spirit for Westminster Abbey, one of the most popular installations at Lumiere London in 2016.Other installations include: Love, a Matisse-inspired animation of two paper-cut figures who spend the evening kissing and dancing to a bespoke soundtrack at the Royal Academy of Arts; interactive illuminated singing see-saws in Mayfair and, at Kings Cross, an immersive work that imagines a world underwater.The artists will create bespoke light installations for each selected building in London, turning the capital into a gallery without walls. Lumiere London is about more than the art: it's about people sharing public space and re-discovering the city."Lumiere London offers the chance for visitors and Londoners alike to see the city in a totally new light, explore new areas, and see a familiar city in different ways," says Helen Marriage."Our mission from the start," Marriage continues, "was to make great art accessible to everyone and to bring back the joy of experiencing it. Lumiere London is about reclaiming the streets and bringing a new dimension to the daily life of our city."Lumiere London will take place on closed roads over four nights between 18 and 21 January 2018 at locations around the city, including: London's West End, Mayfair, Westminster, Piccadilly, St James's, Fitzrovia and Kings Cross.To find out more about the festival and to plan your trip to London, see https://www.visitlondon.com/lumiere#7kk8D0owMHHw6OqU.97
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HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” is heading up the charts. The unsparing documentary about Michael Jackson and his alleged sexual abuse is already the third most-watched documentary of the past decade at the prime cable network, which takes pride in its documentary schedule. It’s likely to surpass “Bright...

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Spontaneous Generation MonstersPublisher: Skirmisher Publishing

Spontaneous generation, the idea that life can arise from non-living matter, is one of several obsolete biological concepts that can be used in fantasy games to provide a storyteller with more options for monster and setting design. This concept can include living creatures that, by modern definition, are not biological, such as those made of glass or metal.

There are at least three forms of spontaneous generation and these are all covered in this mini-sourcebook. Happenstance due to magical laws is the first and the most similar to the historical definition of spontaneous generation. Alchemy is the use of natural laws to create creatures through spontaneous generation by mortals. Divine intervention involves creation of monsters when circumstances fit the requirements dictated by a god. and nbsp;

and ldquo;Spontaneous Generation Monsters and rdquo; includes guidelines on how to create, use, and incorporate into games the title sorts of creatures; descriptions of the three distinct sorts of spontaneous generation; and 17 sample monsters, two of which include variants. and nbsp;

Material in this publication was written specifically for the "Basic" version of the OGL/d20 system and can be used as-is or easily adapted for other games using the same core rules. It was written by noted game developer Derek Holland and includes illustraions by artist Andy Hopp. and nbsp;


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          Pvt. John Hoover, Co. C      Cache   Translate Page      
John Hoover was born in 1844 in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA to Samuel and Martha Hoover. According to the 1850 Federal Census, Samuel provided for his family by working as a sawyer, or someone who saws wood in the logging industry.

John was mustered into the Army of the Potomac on August 25, 1862 when he joined Co. C 142nd PA Infantry. During Gen. Grant's first campaign as Commander of all Federal Forces, Pvt. Hoover was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. He was discharged from the service by General Order on June 2, 1865.

After the war, John and his wife Harriet moved west and settled in Kansas. John Hoover lived to be one hundred years old when he passed away in 1944. He and Harriet are buried together in Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas.



          The Worst Nautical Disaster Since Titanic Won The Oscar.      Cache   Translate Page      
Poseidon
2006, USA
Wolfgang Peterson
DVD

In this remake of 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure, a luxury cruise liner is capsized by a rogue wave, drowning most of the passengers, crew, and apparently the screenwriter right in the middle of his first draft. If I were to guess, I would say that he died with an outline, four scenes, and some sketches of at least three characters complete. After his untimely demise, probably as a result of either a flash fire from the ship's galleys or a computer generated fall down an elevator shaft, the script was probably taken over by one of the animators in charge of the CGI wave effects, clearly under the impression that since he works on computers, he can probably type fairly quickly and finish up the script before shooting ends.

How to save a drowning screenwriter. Provided you want to see Poseidon 2.

And finish up quickly the film does, like a bad one-night stand, racing from idiotic situation to improbable resolution so fast I barely had time to throw anything at the screen before the end credits ran. It was like dropping cinderblocks off the overpass into traffic; you have to time it just right if want to brain the shithead in the Cadillac Escalade right through the windshield. Sadly, I didn't hit the TV in time, and I had to watch this film go from a dumb action movie to a cataclysmic failure right before my eyes. Poseidon stars a host of talented actors, from Richard Dreyfuss to Josh Lucas, and even throws in Kurt Russell in case you want to bring your father along, but nothing, nothing, can save it from a fully retarded script. What makes it worse, is that some interesting plot points and ideas are brought up, only to be dropped in favor of another explosion, one that destroys not only part of the ship, but most of the laws of physics and all of my patience. No one in this movie is even trying to make a good film. It looks good, to be sure, but no effort whatsoever has been put into making this anything more than a frustrating exercise in rote action. Poseidon is like watching an obstacle course being completed by the retarded, with our only pleasure coming from them bumping their heads on the covered slide, or slipping on the tire field. Granted, these retards are prettier than most, their eyes properly spaced and their foreheads only mildly sloped, but they still muck around and bumble, saved by a combination of divine providence, deux ex machina, and lazy screenwriting.


Kurt Russell is an ex-firefighter on the cruise with his daughter and her boyfriend, Richard Dreyfuss is a aged gay man suffering from a broken heart and a cheap stereotype, and Josh Lucas is a professional gambler with a knowledge of the ship so precise I wouldn’t be surprised if he were the poor sap hired to finish off the script. Together with some expendable bodies and a cute kid to tug at heartstrings when the violin score isn't cutting it, they navigate through fire, water, and air to make it off the ship alive. And not only do they live through that, they dodged my cinderblock, as well.

Underage? Read a PG-13 review at The Comic Book Bin. Then come over to my house and let me watch you touch yourself. Girls and effeminate boys only need apply.


          Fear of the Black.      Cache   Translate Page      
Dreamgirls
2006, USA
Bill Condon
35mm

If there were enough sun to tan where I lived, I would be a redneck. As it stands, the frigid northern climes have left me more of an intolerant, bug-eyed cavefish. I've got the same amount of guns and prejudices as rednecks, but I just don't look the part. But despite the particular shade of white trash my skin happens to me, I still approached Dreamgirls, the story of the birth of the Supremes, sort of, with as much trepidation as a trucker at a 50 Cent show. Every other guy gets to complain that they don’t like musicals because they’re gay, so I’m going to bitch about Dreamgirls because it’s got black people in it. But it turns out, the fact that the film is comprised off an all-negro cast wasn't as off-putting as I'd imagined. Rather, what's distancing about the film is that they break out in song as abruptly and suddenly as a drunk girl throws up at a party.

My film school was a drive-in.

It's not that I'm inherently against musicals. Sure, they're gayer than lesions and swollen lymph nodes, but I'm tolerant enough for that. But there needs to be some sort of motivation to the musical numbers, other than an attempt to win a Golden Globe in a category that's easier to dominate than Best Drama. In a film like Chicago, all of the numbers were clearly established as fantasy sequences; in Rent, hallucinogenic reactions to anti-virals. However, in Dreamgirls, while many of the musical bits are diegetic, in that they take place within the context of the film, as performances or whatnot, there are about 3 or 4 scenes that are just characters bursting into song seemingly at random. As this occurs only a limited number of times, as opposed to consistently throughout the film, it always seems jarring, confusing, and uncalled for, like someone spitting in your face during sex after whispering sweet nothings in your ear.

So, Dreamgirls is weirdly incoherent and full of black people, so I probably should hate it. But I don't. Firstly, I'm not convinced that Beyonce is black. I think she's a Barbie-based robot covered in chocolate, the ultimate product for pre-teen girls and middle-aged men with early stage jungle fever. Plus, while the story is clichéd and as predictable as the last minute of a porn film, there are some great performances and some well-written roles. Every character is flawed, realistically, believably, and in some cases dramatically. Except, of course, for the chocolate robot, because the multi-national cybernetics conglomerate won't allow her to sully her image, and therefore impede Skynet's plan to become self-aware. Eddie Murphy's rising and falling soul singer is both well written and well played, and the numerous accolades Jennifer Hudson is receiving as the brassy, self-destructively arrogant yet supremely talented Effie are fully deserved. The music, if you're into that sort of that thing, is loud and ebullient, full of wildly ululating tones and jaws flapping like a marionette with a cut string. The costumes are glittery, the hair is big, and the set design and theatrical staging is enough to straighten even the limpest wrist in to a clapping position. Except for mine, because I'm busy grabbing my gun.

Underage? Read a PG-13 review at The Comic Book Bin. Then come over to my house and let me watch you touch yourself. Girls and effeminate boys only need apply.


          Re Anderson, 2019 ABASC 51 (CanLII)      Cache   Translate Page      
shares — securities laws — trading — acknowledges — incorporation
          Is America really the Land of the 'Free'?      Cache   Translate Page      

The 4 images below demonstrate how ironic it is that America claims to be the land of the ‘free’, yet has the highest prison population in the world.


  





"I Miss My Friends and Family." Self Deprecate. Jason Parker, 29 Sept. 2013.
    Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://selfdeprecate.com/politics-articles/
    us-incarceration-rate-prison/>.

This cartoon supports the ironic fact that America, the land of the ‘free’ has the highest prison population in the world by showing a family member/friend missing someone who has gone to prison, and a person replying that they will be together again soon. The accompanying frame includes his friends and family who have ‘joined’ him in prison implying that the American incarceration rate is on the rise. As of December 31st, 2013 there were 1.57 million inmates who sat behind bars in federal state, and county prisons. Per 100,000 people in America, 707 are incarcerated. Tone is used in this image by the illustrator to demonstrate the ridiculous increase of prisoners in America.


Arnold Abbott, head of the group Love Thy Neighbor, was back to handing out food
    to the needy Wednesday, undeterred by his arrest for feeding the homeless
    over the weekend. Washington Times. Jessica Chasmar, 6 Nov. 2014. Web. 12
    Jan. 2015.

This is an image of a 90 year named Arnold Abbott, a Florida man who was arrested for feeding the homeless. The new city’s (Florida) ordinance forbids people to feed the homeless in public. It is ironic that America, the land of the ‘free’ incarcerates people for their actions caused by good intentions. These meaningless laws are contributing to why America has the most populated prisons in the world. This image reflects conflict because Arnold needs to decide between continuing to feed the homeless or facing possible jail time.


Kwame Ajamu, right, formerly known as Ronnie Bridgeman, is comforted by attorney
    Terry Gilbert on Tuesday. Washington Post. Elahe Izadi, 9 Dec. 2014. Web.
    12 Jan. 2015.

This is an image of Kwame Ajamu, a 57 year old man who at 17 years old was convicted of murder in the killing of a Cleveland salesman. On Tuesday December 8th, Ohio man Kwame wept after a judge cleared all charges against him at age 57. This demonstrates complication because an innocent man had spent 27 years of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit while the person who did commit the crime was running free. Further proving that America is not necessarily a land of the ‘free’ if someone has to spend a great portion of their life in prison for something they did not commit.


"1 More Strike Zone." Incarcerated Voices. Jaime Stankowitz, n.d. Web. 12 Jan.
    2015.

This cartoon image demonstrates the 3 strike law which is currently found in 28 states. The 3 strike law increases the prison sentences of someone who has previously been convicted of two or more felonies. A person with 2 previous, less spiteful charges, such as stealing a bike and littering can go to jail for 25 years to life if they are convicted of a third felony, no matter how severe. This clashes against the perception America has as being known as the land of the ‘free’ and contributes to the increasing  prison population. Irony is demonstrated throughout this law and image because the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Someone who has committed these lesser felonies should be sentenced to probation and rehabilitation not added to the already overpopulated prison system that America has created by enforcing these absurd laws.  

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          Capital Punishment: should it be legal in Canada?      Cache   Translate Page      
Capital punishment, otherwise known as "the death penalty" is a hot topic for today's media with new developments coming from all across the globe because of its nature being a large moral debate. Although the death penalty was abolished in 1976 there have been talks recently about bringing it out of "retirement" for extreme crimes. Hearing of this I decided to look into capital punishment for myself and came to the conclusion that the death penalty is far too absolute for the fallible court system of north america. Here is proof:

At first glance you notice that this is set in a court room and is about the death penalty, as shown by the coffin and the book on the judge's stand. The next thing I noticed is the name "Larry Griffin" written on the coffin, I had to look him up and I assume that most of you will too so I will save you the trouble: Larry Griffin was a 19-year old African American who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1995 but was later found innocent when the case was re-opened in 2005. The cartoon is sarcastically poking fun at the situation with the words "the good news is you've got a new trial..." as (to be blatantly obvious) he is dead and it does not matter. In the background there is a book on the stand with the title "death penalty" as it is the only book on the stand it gives the message that the court is too quick to give the death penalty. The main idea of the photo is that the man was proven innocent after the case, the author used a coffin to portray him to highlight the fact that he is dead. This brings up the point that if he was given a prison sentence that the case could be overturned, however since he is dead this is irrelevant. Showing that the death penalty is too absolute for our court systems.




This next photo is a much more graphic and much more literal depiction of the "one small problem with the death penalty. The image shows a sloppy looking overweight man with an over sized axe who has been labeled "the state" trying to kill a man on a chopping block labeled the guilty, but instead ends up killing the innocent then shrugging it off as a mistake. This cartoon is very obviously saying that the death penalty is too often killing innocent people. Strangely enough there are no exact numbers to how many innocent people have been killed by capital punishment, and looking online I have found statistics anywhere from 79% of executed people being innocent to 4% being innocent. Believe whichever statistic you want but the cartoon still raises the valid point that it is not just criminals being killed by the death penalty. The other interesting theme worth noting is the colors of the characters. Usually in cartoons the darker a character is made to be, the more evil he is depicted as in the cartoon. In this cartoon the executioner is almost the exact color if not darker, and more evil than the guilty. The next thing in the cartoon is the body language of the characters. The guilty man doesn't seem to have much going on, almost seeming accepting of the whole thing. The state has his head turned over his shoulder but is made not to seem at all concerned or apologetic towards  the innocent as he is still in position to kill the guilty and not paying much attention. The innocent is the most important, the look on his face and in his body is shock, he is surprised to find out that he is the one being killed, and the cartoonist uses this to show how the innocent thought the execution was to protect them but is instead killing them. This cartoon does a great job using texts, shading, and the positions of the characters to depict that the death penalty is too absolute of a punishment for our fallible court system.


This image is possibly my favorite image with a blunt delivery and easily understandable slogan that is effective in what is was set out to do. The center of the image is of a mans neck that appears to be stitched back on and just below that is in bold letters "Death has no appeal". The image then talks about how "almost 70 states worldwide still apply the death penalty. The European Union is fighting to put an end to this practice. This simple yet powerful theme is an exaggeration meaning that "you can release an innocent man from prison, but you can't bring an innocent man back from the dead" or in this case stitch his head back on. This idea is backed up by the words "death has no appeal" and for those of you who don't know an appeal is when a convicted criminal requests a higher court of law to reverse the decision made by a lower court. This phrase is a reinforcement of the idea of not being able to raise the dead after the death penalty has been administered. This image reinforces the thesis I came up with by saying that courts sometimes convict the wrong person, and when this happens it can be solved through an appeal, but with the death penalty it is irreversible. Showing once again that the death penalty is too absolute of a punishment for our fallible court system.




This image is the most powerful one I could find, it may not make sense without the headline so here it is:

New York man wrongfully convicted of murder freed after 29 years in prison


This man is David McCallum this is a photograph of the liberating moment of which he was reunited with his wife for the first time in 29 years. This image is a prime example of how the justice system can be fallible. It will never be 100% correct and there will always be human error and bias. This photo uses the happiness and joy shown in the people to portray the fault in the death penalty. If this man was sentenced to death there would be no reunion. The main idea of this photo is that although the justice system makes mistakes, they can be corrected, but the death penalty cannot be overturned through appeal or withdrawn like the life sentence Mr. McCallum received. Thus proving that the death penalty is too absolute of a punishment for our fallible court system.

All of these images share the common theme that sometimes the wrong people get convicted, and they point out the flaws in the court system. Three of these images show that the innocent man often gets killed and blatantly point out through coffins and stitches that these people are gone and cannot be brought back, however one image goes about this in a different way by showing the happiness and joy that comes when a man is finally given what he deserves and is able to resume his life once again. The fourth story is the story that could have happened in the case of Larry griffin and many others who "couldn't appeal from death". Finally proving that the death sentence is too absolute of a punishment for our fallible court system and should never be brought back into Canada.


Sources:

"Political Cartoon." Political Cartoon. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
Yaniv, Oren. "Innocent Brooklyn Man Finally Free after 29 Years." NY Daily News. New York Daily News, 17 Oct. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.
"EU Marks European and World Day Against the Death Penalty – 10 October 2011." EU@UN -. European Union, 10 Oct. 2011. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.
Death Penalty - ESL Resources - Humour - Lesson Plans - Webquests - Interactive Quizzes - Glossary." Death Penalty - ESL Resources - Humour - Lesson Plans - Webquests - Interactive Quizzes - Glossary. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

          Banksy's Hidden Messages       Cache   Translate Page      
Banksy’s Hidden Messages


Banksy is famous for his style of graffiti that reveal hidden messages about current world issues. Banksy’s art desperately tries to make people that live in first world societies think about limitations, restrictions placed on us that we ignore on a daily basis.




Banksy. “If Graffiti Changed Anything.” Stencil Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr. 2011. <http://www.stencilrevolution.com/banksy-art-prints/if-graffiti-changed-anything/>.

Banksy’s street art If Graffiti Changed Anything shows the words “if graffiti changed anything it would be illegal” written in bright red dripping paint. Banksy’s signature rat is looking back at the words with his one paw covered in red paint. The rat represents people that feel misunderstood and powerless in society. Banksy uses sarcasm to help capture his viewers attention, graffiti is illegal which reveals the hidden message that graffiti can change something. It shows how one person expressing themselves can lead to other people realizing the problems we have within our society. This painting is demonstrating how our laws restrict us from seeing the real issues. This is what I believe Banksy wants us to think about when we see his painting, he hopes it lights a spark in all of us to stand up for what we believe and that change is misunderstood. Banksy addresses our cruel laws and restricted freedom that we choose to ignore. For example, graffiti is vandalism and therefore our freedom of expression is limited.




Banksy. “Government’s Property.” Tumblr. N.p., n.d. Web. 2011. <http://40.media.tumblr.com/c09bf7201d6eee849da6613d27467a87/tumblr_n9ntj6kHR51sn7rcoo1_500.jpg>.

Banksy’s street art Government’s Property shows a girl in black and white that has just commit suicide by shooting herself in the head. Where her head is supposed to be there is a splash of red paint to look like blood.This red paint then turns into red butterflies. Next to the girl the words “Suicide is illegal because its a crime to destroy government property” are written in red. The butterflies symbolize freedom from the government. This is because Bansky clearly believes that the government considers people its property. This picture symbolizes that laws and government of her society once owned her life and by destroying herself she became free from limitations. Bansky again makes us realize an issue we've been ignoring and that issue is how controlled our society is by politics.


Banksy. “Follow Your Dreams.” Stencil Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 2010. <http://www.stencilrevolution.com/banksy-art-prints/follow-your-dreams/>.

Banksy’s piece of street art Follow Your Dreams involves a male painter that looks worn down and tired, he is standing beside the words “FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS” that are written in black uppercase letters. Over top of those words are the words “CANCELLED”  written in white, all uppercase lettering in a rectangle box with a red background. This picture signifies that the desire of one’s dreams has been cancelled. The viewer is subjected to a harsh reality that the limitations within society can have a large impact on one’s decisions, future, and life. I think Banksy meant this piece to be controversial. This shows how the realization that your dreams can not be fulfilled is very disappointing and abrupt.  
Banksy offers a challenging view and makes you question if the people in charge of our society are a threat rather than our shield. Personally, I find it interesting that Banksy doesn't sign his work. In a way this art becomes the public’s art. Banksy is inspiring us to realize the reality that we are no longer free to follow our dreams. If the public, us, take some ownership of this piece, it gives us the power to remove the cancelled sign on our lives and create a new reality.




Banksy. “If At First You Don’t Succeed.” Stencil Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 2015. <http://www.stencilrevolution.com/banksy-art-prints/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-call-airstike/>.

Banksy’s graffiti If At First You Don't Succeed shows a boy with a gas mask and beside him the words “If at first you don’t succeed - call an airstrike” written in red. This image is criticizing the way our government handles many issues. It seems as though the first world countries are always trying to dominate the others and intimidate them with weapons. Banksy is demonstrating that most conflicts the government is faced with are solved with threats and violence. This image is directed at the United states because political parties as well as some citizens are best known for being in love with the idea of war. Banksy has revealed how blind we are to the horror within our societies through graffiti. It also comments on how, although not all people agree with the way that our government handles things, we blindly follow the government as this is another example of how we are powerless in society.
In conclusion, all four images demonstrate that Banksy’s art desperately tries to make people that live in first world societies think about limitations, restrictions placed on us that we ignore on a daily basis.





          Hammered Silver Ring, Engraved Pure Silver, 8mm Wide, Unisex, Rutledge Jewelers by RutledgeJewelers      Cache   Translate Page      

118.00 USD

Hammered Silver Ring, Engraved Pure Silver, 8mm Wide, Unisex, Rutledge Jewelers

Customize this weighty 8mm Pure Silver ring with your initials, anniversary date, child's birthday, favorite quote, or inside joke/message. Hand forged and made to order in your ring size by David Rutledge in the USA.

RING SIZE: 3-12 US (larger sizes available)
MATERIAL: .999 Pure Silver (aka Fine Silver)
DIMENSIONS: 8mm wide by 2mm thick approx.
TEXTURE/FINISH: hammered/polished (pictured) choose any texture/finish at this listed price.
---> choose the amount of engraved characters from the drop down, or contact us for longer quotes

*please note that this is a wide band and you may need to order 1/8th or 1/4 size larger to accommodate.

All metals used to hand forge our rings come from RECYCLED /RECLAIMED sources. Our rings are handmade in our workshop in an Eco-Friendly environment using mostly hand tools such as a hammer and torch. We offer three textures (hammered, faceted, smooth) and two finishes (polished, matte). Many of our rings can be made in any combination of these options at no additional charge. If you prefer a different texture/finish than what is listed you may leave us a message in the “notes section” during checkout.

We are able to make many of our rings in 14K Yellow Gold, 14K Rose Gold, 14K Palladium White Gold, 14K Green Gold, 18K Yellow Gold, 18K Rose Gold, 18K Palladium White Gold, and rings 3mm or wider in 22K Rose or 22K Yellow Gold. Pricing varies. Convo us for a quote.

We strongly suggest getting sized by a professional jeweler when ordering a ring. They will be able to provide a more exact size to get you a better fit. You may leave your ring size(s) in the notes section during checkout. We offer 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8th sizing. We are able to convert International ring sizes.

Feel free to use the “contact shop owner” link below if you have any other questions, or you may visit our shop policies. We would be happy to provide a quote for you if you would like something made in a different type/karat of gold, wider/thicker/more narrow dimensions, or if you would like a set of rings.

Each ring is made to order and will arrive in a recycled paper gift box. Please allow 4 weeks from order to ship date. We can often accommodate a rush order, or use upgraded shipping to get something to you sooner. Please contact us to confirm if you are on a timeline.

US orders will ship via USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. International orders will ship via USPS First Class mail with insurance. International First Class is the least expensive option for outside US shipping, but mail may take 3-4 weeks in transit. If you prefer to upgrade to a quicker method, contact us and we can discuss your best option. If you would like to order and your country is not listed in the shipping options, please contact us and we will provide a shipping quote for you.

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If we will be shipping to an address outside of the US, there could be an import duty or tax charged on your purchase. Please note that this is determined by your country’s laws and as we do not assess the tax, are therefore not responsible financially if this occurs.

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We look forward to working with you!
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          Revenge of the English Majors      Cache   Translate Page      
I don't think the English language is robust or thorough enough for me to convey my hatred, despisement, and loathing of English majors.  They are first and foremost lazy people who decide to major in a language they're already fluent in by the age of 4.  They are intellectual inferiors who think studying a subject to the point of atomic levels of anal retentive detail is a legitimate endeavor.  And worst of all they are fascist tyrants who lord their technical, but impractical, knowledge of petty rules and laws of a "language" over the rest of us who use the language to live our lives, not make it our lives, because we have lives...unlike English majors.

I cannot overstate how inferior English majors are or how much I hate their loathesome and laughably inferior selves.

But they are getting their revenge.  And in a way most of you have no clue about.

Normally and in the past English majors got their revenge upon society by torturing young children in the public schools.  Completely unemployable and worthless elsewhere, America's English majors taught "English" to 100% conversant and fluent English speaking kids.  Having no real value they focused on technicalities like the difference between adverbs and adjectives (I, as a professional author, still don't know the difference) and would likely masturbate themselves as they awarded C's and D's to young 10 year old children who were smarter and superior to them but still couldn't identify "dangling participles" or other truly irrelevant and pointless shit nobody ever cared about.  Most of these teachers were females and spinsters because to be something of worth in society takes effort, and ergo it's no shock the majority of English teachers were fat, bloated, middled aged women because to be comely and attractive takes effort.  But still, they got their retaliatory pound of flesh by essentially abusing the children of those who managed to breed, grating their skin over the pointless minutiae of the rules of English.

It wasn't fair, but these (predominantly) women ended up paying for their laziness and sloth.  They were fat.  They were miserable.  No man loved them.  No man wanted them.  All students hated them.  And truly, what society appreciates a nag, constantly pointing out your technical incorrectnesses?  These women died lonely, alone, and unloved, and I cannot think of a better prison sentence than that.  But do not think just because the last baby boomer English teacher spinster may be breathing her last breath at an unvisited government funded nursing home that the scourge of English majors has left us.  They are coming back in force.  And in an area you, I, and everybody else never asked for.

Social media.

I was first tipped off to the return of the English majors when nearly every book I wrote was flagged as having "errors" when KDP (aka "Kindle") was merged with Createspace (AKA "Amazon").  Never mind some of these books have been published for over a decade.  Thoroughly and adequately gone over by my wonderful staff of editors and friends.  And never mind nobody who purchased the books had an actual complaint.  No, some nitwit got a burr in their saddle and decided to go over ALL of my books and point out, via constant e-mail reminder, that there was a missing word, a missing comma, an errant "the" in my books.  And so I had to waste precious amounts of my time going online and correcting these minor typos that nobody ever complained about except Amazon.

But then it dawned on me.  It wasn't Amazon per se.  It certainly wasn't my readers.  But the anal retentive details, the complaining and nagging had the distinct genetic mark of my most loathed and detested enemy - english teachers.  It hasn't been for 30 years I got so much lecturing, nagging, and sermoning that it dawned on me a horrific reality that Amazon is hiring English majors to go over every nook and cranny, every sentence and word, every punctuation mark and hyphen of my decade-and-change worth of literary work all to catch a mere fucking typo.  And this, sadly, is an English major's wet dream come true.

Because if every book I've ever written is now getting the 3rd degree, where will it end?  It's already well known that social media companies like Facebook and YouTube use "censors" to edit and audit nearly ALL social media posts (which I think is a pointless endeavor).  Amazon is obviously hiring people to go over every word I've published with a fine comb.  But my main concern is the caliber and type of people who they're employing and I'm afraid I have my answer. Because it isn't cool libertarian economics majors letting authors be to write what they want when they want.  It isn't engineering majors who don't care about the details as long as the logic, message, and purpose of the book is right.  It's the worst, most vile, most evil, and tyrannical group of anti-thinking people you could even put in charge of a Department of Censorship

English Majors.

And heaven help us.

Much as I appreciate Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media giants being private companies, I also am aware of the damaging effects of monopolies.  And while I'm quite libertarian in allowing them to ban, prohibited or do pretty much whatever they want with their platforms, the concept of employing CENSORS is appalling and I think gives right to the government to break them up.  But when you make those censors NOT freedom-loving-libertarians who value disagreement over accord, who are usually prone to letting people say what they want to say, but put the veritable antithesis of "social-nazis" in the form of English Majors as your censors, then go straight to hell.  Because that is where your platform and company are going - straight to hell.

I would have liked to have seen nearly all English majors get what they deserve - unemployment.  Miserable unemployment while working at a cafe or bar.  Egomanics who are lazy on top of it deserve no better.  But now there is an entire industry that will gainfully employ English majors and that is the social media "Censor Industry."  The modern day STASI.  The modern day Gestapo.  You have a bunch of lazy ego maniacs who are now going to burden the rest of us productive adults, who are trying to convey concepts, ideas, thoughts, and visions, with their pointless technical knowledge of linguistic law.  Us real adults who are producing real thoughts and production now have to be burdened and bothered with our adjectives, adverbs, dangling participles and "wrong-think."  And what was once the truly great and truly open environment of the internet, self-publishing, authoring, and social media NOW we have to contend with a gestapo agent in our midst lest we have a minor typo in our book or speak something that is wrong-think and caused some precious snowflake to be "offended."

I hated my English teachers before in my K-12 education. They were truly evil women whose evil was only outdone by their worthlessness.  I'm glad most of them are dead and I'm glad most of them were never happy.  But you fucking English majoring nazis who are nothing more than modern day STASI are not only worthless, but evil on a whole new level.  At best you put your English-majoring-egos ahead of ideas and value nitpicking irrelevant typos in true genuises' works.  At worst you're anti-free speech nazis who comb over people's posts and comments on social media, eliminating them because you lack the intelligence to merely disagree with another person's opinion.  In the end though that's all you'll ever be - English majors.

Worthless, lazy, pieces of shit who could never write a book, never come up with an original idea, and can only get off by pointing out the irrelevant mistakes of others.
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          Poll finds strong support for tenant protection law      Cache   Translate Page      
Sponsors will try again in committee tomorrow to pass legislation that would provide a guarantee of habitability in rental housing. Arkansas is the only state without such protection and the bill failed in its first outing on account of continuing opposition from the Arkansas Realtors and other landlords. If the people mattered, it should be a slam dunk, based on a recent poll.

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel, a grassroots lobby, commissioned a poll on legislative topics including the landlord-tenant bill. The results on this one were overwhelming: Every congressional district, every age group, men, women, Democrats and Republicans: All answered the posed question strongly in favor of the proposal.

We already know by its actions that the legislature doesn't think much of voters. It wants to limit popular initiatives. Many want to roll back the minimum wage increase approved by voters. It couldn't wait to carve gaping loopholes in an ethics amendment. It favors permissive gun laws and more restrictive abortion laws despite polling that suggests a difference in majority opinion.

Nonetheless, here's the polling report.

From a Policy Panel release:

A poll conducted this week on behalf of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Arkansas Citizens First Congress showed that nearly 91 percent of likely Arkansas voters would favor the enactment of a law that would create minimum housing standards for renters.

House Bill 1410, filed by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R-Paragould) requires minimum standards for health and safety in rental properties, allows tenants to either terminate their lease or sue for repairs if they are not made, and prevents landlords from retaliating against
tenants who seek repairs. Arkansas is the only state that does not offer these protections to renters. ...

Bill Kopsky, executive director of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel. "It's time for Arkansas to protect our families from being forced to pay for unsafe living conditions by passing House Bill 1410."

          Sen. Warren misses mark with antitrust screed      Cache   Translate Page      

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is right to call for more aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws in our new digital era. Google and Facebook particularly deserve greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Washington voters should follow closely, however, because the tech giants Warren called out — Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook — are responsible for a large share […]
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          Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Says It Made A "Mistake"      Cache   Translate Page      

It has been a strange 24 hours.

On Monday, we first learned that for the previous two days, Facebook had banned all Zero Hedge content across its various mediums, as it went against Facebook's "Community Standards" (which to the best of our knowledge, neither we not anyone else has any idea what they are), a decision which - as we noted yesterday - surprised us for two reasons: not only do we not have an official Facebook account, but Facebook did not approach us even once with a warning or even notification.

While we were in the dark about what had triggered Facebook, or what was the company's motive, we were humbled and delighted not only with the media coverage this event received, but far more so with the outpouring of support we received from readers and across social media, where Zero Hedge had not been yet banned, like Twitter, where figures from various industries and across the political spectrum voiced support and came to our defense, with many condemning what we felt was an arbitrary decision.

Among those who spoke up were President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., Nigel Farage, Peter Thiel's liberal foil at Thiel Capital, Eric Weinstein, Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson and many others.

To them, and to everyone else who reached out - either to us or to Facebook, or "said something" in private or on the Interweb - our sincerest gratitude.

And then on Tuesday morning, everything had suddenly returned to normal, and whether due to the unexpectedly widespread support we received, or because Facebook had made a sincere error, the ban was reversed.

While Facebook has yet to contact us directly, they did comment with a Facebook spokesman saying that "This was a mistake with our automation to detect spam and we worked to fix it yesterday." He added that "we use a combination of human review and automation to enforce our policies around spam and in this case, our automation incorrectly blocked this link. As soon as we identified the issue, we worked quickly to fix it."

We still have no insight into which article(s) Facebook decided was sufficiently "spammy" to block everyone's access to our content, or on what basis Facebook's "automation and human review" had made the decision to quarantine our small website from the rest of Facebook's 2.3 billion monthly users.

But we are heartened by this development, not so much because it means a rebound in our traffic - as we observed yesterday, we are lucky in that Facebook represents a tiny source of our inbound referral traffic - but because it means nothing changes: we can and will continue as before, with zero adjustments to our writing style, and we will certainly continue with our highly critical coverage of all things Facebook. And best of all: it will be read on Facebook, allowing users of the world's biggest media company to escape an informational echo chamber, and be presented with contrasting opinions, which even if wrong, will allow countless readers to make more informed opinions than if served with preapproved, uniform, and ideologically palatable content.

And since some may read this as a quasi-official press release, we leave the "about us" part to the money-losing media venture of billionaire Mike Bloomberg's business empire (funded since day one by the procyclical $25,000/year Bloomberg terminal business), which yesterday described our little adventure as follows: "Since being founded in the depths of the financial crisis, Zero Hedge has built a dedicated following by serving up a mix of hardcore financial analysis and populist political commentary. Both the ‘Tyler Durden’ name and the site’s tagline -- "On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero” -- are borrowed from the anarchic cult classic ’Fight Club.’


          Father Of The World Wide Web Warns "Perverse Incentives" Have Made The Internet "Dysfunctional"      Cache   Translate Page      

British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee - known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says that the internet has become a cesspool of "clickbait and the viral spread of misinformation," which needs to be "changed for the better," reports CNBC

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Image via Wikimedia Commons

In a Monday letter marking 30 years since he created a blueprint for the WWW in March 1989, the 63-year-old Oxford/MIT professor outlined three "sources of dysfunction" affecting the internet today; malicious behavior such as state-sponsored hacking and online harassment, "perverse" incentives driving misinformation, and unintended negative consequences such as polarizing, unhealthy conversations. 

"Governments must translate laws and regulations for the digital age," said Berners-Lee. "They must ensure markets remain competitive, innovative and open."

Berners-Lee singled out Google and Facebook for rewarding clickbait and misinformation. He has previously knocked the tech giants for exploiting people's personal data. 

"Companies must do more to ensure their pursuit of short-term profit is not at the expense of human rights, democracy, scientific fact or public safety," reads the Monday letter. 

Last October, Berners-Lee's World Wide Web foundation released a new blueprint in order to help put the web back on its original course. Known as the "Contract for the Web," the plan calls for governments to ensure that everyone can connect to the internet - which is kept "available, all of the time," and respects people's "fundamental right to privacy." It also calls on businesses to make the internet affordable to everyone as well as respect data privacy rights. 

One pillar of the contract is treating the web as a basic right for everyone, an idea that is far from reality today. The World Bank estimates roughly half of the world's population still does not have access to the internet. In a report published Monday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found more than four in 10 rural households in OECD countries don't have access to the fast fixed broadband needed to support the Internet of Things, whereas nearly nine in 10 households in urban areas have fast connections. -CNBC

Berners-Lee told Vanity Fair last year that he was "devastated" over what the web had become, and had launched a new online platform and company, Inrupt - described as a "personal online data store," or pod, where everything from messages, music, contacts or other personal data will be stored in one place overseen by the user instead of an array of platforms and apps run by corporations seeking to profit off personal information. The project seeks “personal empowerment through data” and aims to "take back" the web, according to company statements. 

At MIT Berners-Lee has for years led a team on designing and building a decentralized web platform called 'Solid' — which will underlie the Inrupt platform. The Inrupt venture will serve as users' first access to the new Solid decentralized web:

If all goes as planned, Inrupt will be to Solid what Netscape once was for many first-time users of the web: an easy way in. And like with Netscape, Berners-Lee hopes Inrupt will be just the first of many companies to emerge from Solid.

“I have been imagining this for a very long time,” says Berners-Lee.

As described on the Solid and Inrupt websites the new platform will allow users to have complete control over their information 'pods' (an acronym for "personal online data store") — it is only they who will decide whether outside apps and sites will be granted access to it, and to what extent. 

In short, unlike Facebook or Twitter where all user information ultimately resides in centralized data centers and servers under control of the companies, applications on Inrupt will compete for users based on the services they can offer, and only the users can grant these apps "views" into their data, making personal data instantly portable between similar applications.

"The main enhancement is that the web becomes a collaborative read-write space, passing control from owners of a server, to the users of that system. The Solid specification provides this functionality," reads the website. 

Asked whether his plans could impact billion-dollar business models that profit off of controlling user data, Berners-Lee shot back: 

"We are not talking to Facebook and Google about whether or not to introduce a complete change where all their business models are completely upended overnight. We are not asking their permission." 


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As CEO Tim Sloan laid out his efforts to clean up the mess left from the bank’s scandals, lawmakers suggested regulators and other authorities should be harder on the firm, potentially forcing out more executives or bringing criminal charges.
          Чайная :: RE: Актуальность тантризма @AG Condor †      Cache   Translate Page      
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AG Condor
за десятилетия, проведенные в буддийской тусовке, я научился видеть подобных вам насквозь. Никакого уважения и соблюдения правил вы не заслуживаете. Вы пишите о неких "популярных" книжках, и противопоставляете мнению Рингу тулку свою нелепую отсебятину про свиней. А чтоб придать своим речам лоск и видимость своих знаний - вставляете к месту и не к месту транслит Вайли (которым не умеете пользоваться, иначе писали б по-другому) и отдельные санскритские словечки.

Хотите статью - пожалуйста:

The Tibetan "Wheel of Life": Iconography and Doxography by Geshe Sopa // THE JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
BUDDHIST STUDIES, Volume 7, 1984, Number 1.

Цитата:
This use accords with the prescriptions of the Vinaya concerning the use of paintings in a Buddhist monastery. Here, the Vinaya-sutra of Gunaprabha, one of the most authorative works dealing with the Vinaya of the Sarvastivadins, the school which the provides the canon for Tibetan monasticism, says:

In the vestibule make a wheel of samsara./Make its five parts/In the upper the gods and men./The four continents./Like unto a waterwheel also the death, passage, and rebirth of apparitionally born (i.e., in the intermediate state, or bardo,) sentient beings./Attachment, hatred, and ignorance in the form of a pigeon, a snake, and a pig at the center./Ignorance gnaws on the two former./At tne rim the twelve components of dependent origination and everything held by impermanence./At the top the Buddha points to the full moon of nirvana./At the bottom the two Slokas saying, "Gather up . . . (etc.)"

Таким образом, Бхавачакра имеет источником Винаю муласарвастивады и описана в этом разделе. К тантрам это изображение не относится, а свинья, сообразно Виная-сутре Гунапрабхи, символизирует авидью. Вы, неуважаемый, не того человека пытаетесь троллить. Я геморрой высидел в ламаитских богомольях.
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          As GOP Attacks Women's Reproductive Freedoms, 'Testicular Bill of Rights' Would Restrict Men's Access to Viagra and Porn      Cache   Translate Page      
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In a direct rebuke to laws designed to take away a woman's right to control her own body, Democratic Georgia state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick has proposed new "Testicular Bill of Rights" legislation that would, among other things, require men to get permission from their sexual partners before obtaining erectile dysfunction medication and institute a 24-hour "waiting period" for men who want to buy porn or sex toys.
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          2019 INDIAN WELLS: Serena Withdraws After Losing 7 Consecutive Games Against Muguruza      Cache   Translate Page      

Bad news from Indian Wells! After playing brilliantly to win in straight sets against Victoria Azarenka on Friday night, Serena Wiliams had her 3rd round match against Garbine Muguruza on Sunday and while she started off well, winning the first 3 games (1 break). she ended up retiring. Something went horribly wrong around the 5th game and she started having difficulty keeping a ball in the court and was side-arming her serve into the court. She ended up losing 7 consecutive games and abandoned the match and the court down 3-6 0-1 when it became clear it was unlikely she was going to win another game.

This is sad because I will be spending all day Wednesday at the tournament and had hoped to see her in action. Oh well, it is still a great tournament, and I look forward to visiting again.
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This report should spark the beginning of a larger conversation in Orange County and the state of California about what we can do to end the mass incarceration of immigrants.
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This morning, Pickathon added several acts to its 2019 lineup, and it's quite a mixed bag. The biggest announcement is that Phil Lesh—the Grateful Dead's now-septuagenarian bass player—and his Terrapin Family Band will headline Thursday at the Mount Hood Stage, and will play again Friday at the Woods Stage. Bringing in a jam band god like Lesh and the Deadhead crowd he draws could slightly alter the flavor of Pickathon this year.

Additions I'm excited about: Portland rapper Karma Rivera, the psych-pop weirdos of Reptaliens, and Canadian folksinger Ora Cogan, whose voice channels Hope Sandoval and Karen Dalton over shrieking, orchestral strings on her latest album, 2017's Crickets. Also, the Richard Swift Hex Band—a tribute to the late Oregon musician and his final album, The Hex, released posthumously last September. A press release says the band will include "Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick, and Portland's very own Pure Bathing Culture," as well as other special guests.

Names I didn't recognize but, after some Googling, am excited to see: Self-described "beat scientist" Makaya McCraven, whose 2018 record Universal Beings is like a waking dream (especially the track "Mantra," which conjures '50s jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby); Altin Gün, a Turkish psychedelic funk band; straightforward Austin country-bluegrass band the Tender Things; Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Mangan; Ibibio Sound Machine, a London-based disco-pop group led by the enigmatic Eno Williams, who sings in both English and the Nigerian language of Ibibio; and Appalachian folk duo Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno.

A name I didn't recognize and was honestly pretty afraid to Google: Viagra Boys, a Swedish punk band with a song called "Sports" that lists a few sports, as well as some things that most certainly are not sports (example: "Baseball/Basketball/Wiener dog/Short-shorts/Cigarette").

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The best thing that can be done is provide a list of lawyers in each state to the churches who they should call when/if something happens and offer to pay for the consultations. No way/no how should the executive committee be involved in investigating these sorts of matters. Particularly matters from the past that were handled either properly or improperly when the church has moved on such as is the case with most of the ten churches put listed by Greear. If they weren't currently harboring a child molestor what were they going to be judged for? Having poor policies and procedures re sexual abuse/sin? Not having repented of mishandling to the satisfaction of the critics? Would we really disfellowship a church for that? Does anyone really believe that the critics and victim activists will be consistently satisfied with the findings of such investigations? Investigating theological matters is a whole different animal and are typically black and white. Taking Greear's bait was/is/will be a terrible mistake. The churches wrongly implicated were defamed and harmed by that action. The by laws committee should have put that hot potato back in his lap. I would encourage the executive committee to decline any participation in such an endeavor and leave actions against churches up to associations and exclude any churches from participation in the SBC and its work who is not in good standing with its local association.
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The Breastplate of St. Patrick -- a morning prayer

The original of this is a kind of rhymed or half rhymed utterance. The language of the poem is very old Gaelic. (This is one of three of Patrick’s writings that we still have – this, his Confession, and a letter requesting the release of a slave.) It is called the “Lorica” and also “The Deer’s Cry.” According to tradition, St. Patrick uttered it while on his way to Tara, where he was for the first time to confront the power of the Pagan High-King of Ireland. Assassins were in wait for him and his companions, but as he chanted the hymn it seemed to the hidden band that a herd of deer went by.
stanzas I-X are Gaelic; XI Latin

I
I bind to myself today
The strong power of an invocation of the Trinity
the faith of the Trinity in Unity
the Creator of the universe

II
I bind to my self today
the might of the incarnation of Christ with that of his baptism
the might of his crucifixion with that of his burial
the might of his resurrection with that of his ascension
the might of his coming on the judgement day

III
I bind to myself today
the power in the love of the seraphim
in the obedience of the angels
in the ministration of the archangels
in the hope of the resurrection unto reward
in the prayers of the patriarchs
in the predictions of the prophets
in the preaching of the apostles
in the faith of the confessors
in the deeds of righteous men

IV
I bind to myself today
the power of heaven
the brightness of the sun
the whiteness of the snow
the splendor of fire
the speed of lightning
the swiftness of wind
the depth of the sea
the stability of the earth
the firmness of rocks

V
I bind to myself today
God's power to pilot me
God's might to uphold me
God's wisdom to teach me
God's eye to watch over me
God's ear to hear me
God's word to give me speech
God's hand to guide me
God's way to lie before me
God's shield to shelter me
God's host to secure me
against the snares of demons
against the seductions of vices
against the lusts of nature
against everyone who meditates injury to me
whether far or near
whether few or with many

VI
I invoke today all these virtues
against every hostile merciless power
which may assail my body and my soul
against the incantations of false prophets
against the black laws of heathenism
against the false laws of heresy
against the deceits of idolatry
against the spells of women and smiths and druids every power of the enemy
against every knowledge that blinds the soul of man

VII
Christ protect me today
against poison, against burning
against drowning against wounding
that I may receive abundant reward

VIII
Christ with me, Christ before me
Christ behind me, Christ within me
Christ under me, Christ above me
Christ at my right, Christ at my left
Christ in lying down, Christ in sitting
Christ in rising up

IX
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me

X
I bind to myself today
the strong power of an invocation of the Trinity
the faith of the Trinity in Unity
the creator of the universe

XI
Salvation is of the Lord
Salvation is of the Lord
Salvation is of Christ
May Thy salvation, O Lord, be with us forever.

Domini est salus, domini est salus, Christi est salus ;
salus tua, domine, sit semper nobiscum.


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Morning Wonketariat! Here's some of the things we may be talking about today.


There's so much fuckery in Trump's $4.75 trillion budget, we don't have nearly enough time to go through everything. Politico has a list of some of the winners and losers, the former being his golf buddies and Betsy DeVos, and the latter being poor people, the sick, and the elderly (thanks to massive cuts in Medicare and Medicaid previously sold as TrumpCare). WaPo notes that the administration is living in a complete fantasy believing that the economy is doing fine, counter to the analysis from every math geek who's ever used an abacus. Yesterday, OMB Director Russ Vought told reporters that it wasn't actually the Trump tax cuts (for the super rich) that ballooned the national debt, it was Obama. Earlier in the day, Vought appeared on CNBC to bitch and moan about the Mexican-Muslim taco truck invasion of the southern border, arguing that WALL was more important than sick, old, and/or poor people, and stated, "We're tired of being right." US TOO, BUDDY. Meanwhile, the GOP revolt over Trump's border wall has flipped Congress on its head as members consider measures ranging from overriding Trump's national emergency declaration, to limiting the presidential power to declare national emergencies.

In a bigass profile in WaPo, Nancy Pelosi finally said what's been hinted at for two years -- that she doesn't want to impeach Trump "unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan ... because it divides the country. And he's just not worth it." Some Democrats pushed back strongly on Pelosi's remarks, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noting Trump met "the Lindsey Graham standard" for impeachment "multiple times." In speaking with Politico, House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings called impeachment a "political process," and added, "You've got to have bipartisanship. Right now you've got 40 something percent of the country pleased, I guess, with what the president's doing. I think Pelosi realizes this."

Dick Cheney ripped Mike Pence a new asshole at a private meeting in Georgia over the weekend at a forum for a conservative think tank, according to a leaked transcript of the event. The war hawk criticized the Trump administration's foreign policy as being more limpwristed than Obama, complaining that Trump's idea to demand protection money from allies "sounded like a new York state real estate deal." Pence responded by reportedly asking, "Who wrote these softball questions?"

In a rare showing of bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have invited the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Washington to address a joint session of Congress later this spring. The invite comes as Trump moves to charge US allies protection money to the tune of "cost plus 50."

Massachusetts Democratic Senator and 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren suddenly found her ads calling for Facebook to be broken up taken down by Facebook. Facebook issued a statement saying the ads violated their policy of using its logos in advertising. Though the ads were later restored, they kind of proved Warren's point that Facebook is too goddamn big. Politico is stirring the pot this morning with a story about Warren taking money from Silicon Valley employees and selling her books on Amazon ... over the last decade.

Senators Ed Markey and Josh Hawley say they plan introduce a bill to amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The bill would reportedly extend protections of children up to 15-years-old, and bar platforms from targeting ads at kids under 13. Roll Call notes it's unlikely to become a law even though multiple states and the EU have already moved forward with strict data privacy regulations aimed at keeping companies from fiddling with kids' heads. Here's an example of COPPA laws in action.

Democrats have chosen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for their 2020 nominating convention. In a tweet, the party stated Milwaukee was "more than equipped."

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says her office was "thorough and professional" when it "thoroughly and appropriately" investigated sexual harassment allegations from a female staffer against Gillibrand's longtime driver and military adviser. In a brief scrum with reporters, Gillibrand said she has full confidence about the "professional and thorough" investigation that was now "thorough and complete." He must be a good man, and thorough.

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is headed to Iowa to help state Senate candidate Eric Giddens in a special election while simultaneously reaching out to former Obama people and courting activists. Beto hasn't announced #HesRunning (yet), but political wizards think it's just a matter of time.

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams clarified remarks she made at SXSW stating she hadn't decided if #ShesRunning in 2020, and said the possibility was "on the table." Abrams's initial remarks were that she kept a spreadsheet with gigs she wanted, and 2028 would have been the earliest she would run for president.

According to court records, a Roy Moore supporter pleaded the Fifth 65 TIMES when asked if he had tried to bribe the lawyer representing one of Moore's accusers to drop the client and issue a damning statement to Breitbart. What initially started as a defamation suit has grown to engulf Steve Bannon's rightwing shit rag. SCANDAL!

Those rascally radicals in antifa have dug up racist and anti-Semitic chat logs from from Bennet Bressman, the statewide field director for Nebraska's uber rich Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. The 22-year-old Bressman says the logs, which date back to last year, were from a long time ago and no longer reflect who he is as a person, though screenshots of Bressman's social media accounts show him teaching people about "chad nationalism," joking about running down Black Lives Matter activists with his white car, dropping n-bombs and racial stereotypes, as well as old fashioned gay-hatin'. [Logs]

Current Florida man and former Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage started cold calling radio shows (again) to say those damn dirty Democrats get all their money from the JEEWWZZ, and that Rep. Ilhan Omar "completely vindicated" his long history of hate mongering. [Audio]

As British Prime Minister Theresa May faces the rapidly approaching zero for a "no-deal" Brexit scenario, the EU and UK agreed to a changes over the Irish backstop and permanent customs union. HOWEVER, the EU signaled the changes are by no means an end to negotiations just as a number of British MPs sounded off about their reluctance to support May's deal. If you're confused, don't worry, so is everyone else.

A new UN report says North Korea is cleverly avoiding oil, coal, and weapons sanctions, and hacking foreign banks to make some quick cash -- and that's on top of all the shady weapons testing programs they've quietly started back up. The report even includes photos of North Korean ships disguised as trading vessels illegally transferring energy and materials on the high seas, as well as the regime's smuggling of weapons to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, possible gold-mining in the Republic of Congo, and supplying Uganda with military training and weapons.

Lawyers for Roger Stone say they "clumsily" tried to tell the court about Roger Stone's book, and that they'd like to "move ahead without further ado," HOWEVER emails from Stone to his publisher show Stone bitching about a gag order interfering with his book sales, arguing for more money, and demanding fewer copies of the book be printed.

The Senate Intel Committee met with Simona Mangiante, the wife of George Papadopoulos, to ask about her old boss, ALLEGED Russian spy Joseph Mifsud. Mangiante told WaPo that she was "happy to provide information," emphatically adding, "Definitely not because I am a Russian spy." [No, she said that!]

Tucker Carlson refused to apologize for sexist and misogynist comments made to a shock jock's radio show unearthed by Media Matters. Tucker likened the campaign to have him and Jeanine Pirro "You're Fired" to a "mob" in a defiant monologue, and stated he planned to "fight it" while crying on the shoulder of Sean Hannity. Media Matters later released MORE damning audio of Tucker where he claims "white men" were responsible for "creating civilization," waxes philosophical about THE BLACKNESS of the Obamas, and whines that Iraqi people aren't "human beings" because they "don't use toilet paper or forks," and that they're actually, "semiliterate primitive monkeys," Shortly after Tucker's monologue, Fox News host Brit Hume tweeted, "Doing well is the best revenge," and linked to Tucker's TV ratings. Meanwhile, Variety's Brian Steinberg noted Tucker didn't have many ads during his show, and that's not a good sign (for him).

Two of the most prominent NRA board members tell the New York Times that NRATV's hard-right turn into fear mongering of apocalyptic race riots, ALLEGED grift, and shady Russian fuckery has forced them to reconsider what the hell they're all doing. Apparently Dana Loesch putting Thomas the Tank in a KKK hood was a little too much, even for gun fetishists chumming red meat.

After the Westboro Baptist Church decided to take a field trip to the Virginia state capitol and protest the state's first and only openly transgender lawmaker, Del. Danica Roem, the lead singer of heavy metal band Lamb of God organized a counter-protest with free kazoos. Several hundred people turned out in support of Roem, who herself fronts a local heavy metal band, and chased out the hate group out within 30 minutes.

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77. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [c. 26 December 1793] ⁠* 


Tis come. een now the eternal course of Time
For ever round-revolving ends the year
Now to Existence dead
The year but lives to Fame.

Yet Grosvenor even now the merry bells
Ring round to welcome in the newborn day
Een now is heard the song
Een now the feast is spread.

Fond foolish man — whilst Pleasures bounteous hand
Fills even to the brim the cup of bliss
Whilst Fortunes cloudless sun
Illumes thy summer day

Whilst all around but wear one face of joy,
Canst thou rejoice — rejoice that Time flies fast
That swift the stream of years
Rolls to eternity?

If thou hast wealth high-heapd in endless store
To gratify each wish — if power be thine
Reflect that power must cease
That wealth be thine no more

Hast thou known Love? does Beauty bless <thy soul?>
Beam oer thy house in each domestic charm
And heighten every joy
And chear the wintry hour?

Remember that as fades the lovely rose
As falls the forest from the autumnal gale
So Times relentless hand
Must wither Beautys flower.

Remember Age must chill the palsied frame
That Love the friend of youth with youth expires
That soon thy pious grief
May wail a widowed bed.

Bedford does Fancy paint the future scene
In hues too dark? does sage Reflection wear
The fearful frowning form
That awes the shrinking soul?

Dost thou dislike the sable-vested maid?
Would Nature rather view the fairy form
In many colourd robe
Of rich etherial hue?

Shall Fancy sport in Hopes enlivening beam
Till the clear ray illumes her inmost soul
And turn the reckless eye
From Lifes bedarkend scenes?

Ah vainly does the Pilgrim whose long way
Leads oer the storm vext mountains barren height
With anxious gaze survey
The fruitful far off vale.

Yet hopeless sorrow hails the lapse of time
Rejoices when the fading orb of day
Is sunk in nights dull mists
That one day more is gone.

Yet calm Philosophy whose eagle eye
Look on intrepid to the future scene
Shall love the new-born year
And give to thought the hour.

And Friendship now shall spread the social board
Wear on his open face the honest smile
And prompt the earnest prayer
And pour the votive lay.

Shall pray for length of happiness & years
That Death may pierce ere Misery wound the heart
And Virtue welcome Death —
Such fate my friend be thine. [1] 

—————

I take Milton to have introduced this kind of alcaics into the English language in his translation of Quis multa gracilis te puer in rosa &c. [2]  it is since used most elegantly by Collins [3]  Mrs Barbauld [4]  — in the gent. of Devon & Cornwalls poems [5]  — & by my favourite Dr Sayers [6]  — so here I have strong authority.

It is no less strange than true my dear Grosvenor that our disputes have more frequently been owing to a difference in terms than in opinion. when you speak of the mercenary motives to action you are but one step from the ground on which I build my principles. if virtue be sought for in the present system of things it must be for its own sake & its reward as being most pure is likewise abstract. riches titles places & pensions are the baubles that attract attention & “man being gregarious” [7]  & adopting the manners of the herd he associates with, is more likely to be pleased with the admiration of a wondering crowd who wonder at his equipage & envy his wealth than with the applause of that still small recompence <voice> the sole recompense of virtue upon earth. this lamentable prejudice is early inculcated & strongly supported. as you observe gain is the chief engine of education, & pride the first sentiment taught. my own experience tells me this. I was early warned not to play with dirty little boys & caressed & corrected with equal injustice. the catechise has given me many a weary hour. forgive egotism if I mention one circumstance which happened above twelve years ago. I was struck with the apparent falshood in “I believe in the holy catholic church” [8]  when my sixpenny history of England taught me I was a protestant. I mentioned it & was severely reprimanded for impiety, but the passage was never explained & I was silenced instead of convinced till Greek gave the information. fortunately I escaped utter ruin from such an education of which more particulars would be as tedious in recital as they were injudicious & unpleasant to me. but xxxxxxxxx the principles of present instruction are widely dfferent from the laws of Nature & <from> our maxim Be just & fear not. justice would teach us to pay respect only to merit — society to pay homage to superior rank & riches. do not thinking I am running out, when I object to the maxim Fear God. it is impious to fear him who is himself Love. the confused manner in which my sentiments are expressed is of great disadvantage I wish you could look into my mind & read it thro. perhaps you little think that what you say of laws is the echo of Tom Paine — but had you known that, I will do you the justice to believe you had still said it. “government is a necessary evil.” [9]  let me stop here. the master spring is touchd & my mind is filld with a thousand ideas which I cannot clearly express — could you but feel their force I would cut off a limb with pleasure. you must be struck as well as myself with the superiority of antient Greece over the rest of the world. perhaps this may in some measure be imputed to the philosophers but more I believe to the conscious dignity of independance. where abilities command more respect than wealth or titles — & virtue is more honourd than a long pedigree, it is morally impossible that the mercenary motives should prevail. Socrates did he live now would be treated as an itinerant field preacher & Plato would be transported for sedition. Athens as yet is unrivalld in the history of the world for astonishing virtue & as astonishing folly — yet it may be doubted whether its advantages did not counterbalance its defects.

Physiognomy oftener gives me pain than pleasure. I mingle in a crowd & behold a compound of vice & folly whose dress denotes affluence — the next bears a countenance which Lavater [10]  might love but has a leathern apron on. now for the soul of me cannot I but wish these men might exchange situation & had they been born in a country where merit was the standard of respect the one must have risen & the other as inevitably sunk. this is the inequality of Nature but we reverse it. but never does this pleasing study <give me> more pain than when I look at the women of the town — the momentary glance is worth a thousand sermons & gives me a stronger argument against the present state of things than all the republican writers from Moses [11]  down to Mackintosh. [12]  by the by is not Lovells face something like Hookes? I was hurt at first glance but I soon discovered something different from that compound of abilities & consummate libertinism, in short all the sense without the vice. shame to say I physiognomoze at church more than I can apply to the uniformity of prayer. oh Grosvenor I am ill-qualified to take orders — a sad weight presses on my heart when I give way to reflection upon the subject. where Edmund Seward is incapable of comprehending he imputes it to his own dullness — I am less diffident perhaps here it were right to follow him Grosvenor — but your maxim must be mine Nullus addictus &c. [13] 

perhaps few people spend the Xmas evening in this manner. to me all days are alike in this place. I have to make my own amusements & this is at least innocent. CC wrote to me very lately. he had no news & therefore was silent. this struck at our system of letter writing & I replied rather at large. he invited me to Maize Hill but I am from Bristol to Bath & Bath to Bristol till I see Balliol once again. & most gladly shall I see it. my recreations I always carry with me & society will add to these. Edmund Seward resides six months longer than he expected. much to my satisfaction you may suppose. poor George Burnett is alone there, mal-treated for his temperance.

How Rousseau would have exulted in the history of Pelew. [14]  Bedford if the death of Lee Boo [15]  was fortunate how must you execrate the new colony founding there when they have our luxuries, our creeds, our arts & distinctions, they will no longer preserve their characteristic excellencies — artificial vices will be introduced among them & the Xtianity we may teach will be worse than their present atheism — many a man would start at this assertion. but as no man would contract a distemper for the sake of being cured by an excellent physician — I am apt to think the virtuous irreligion of Pelew far above the degenerate Xtianity of Europe.

You may take this for a new years letter. as such I wrote the verses this evening to pass a heavy hour. at least antedating is preferable to a certain friend of ours who honourd St David [16]  always on the 2nd of March. you have plenty of time to send me a new years ode in return & your purposd visit to Ealing need not prevent you. has Lovell shown you any of his verses? I speak impartially when I say that they equal anythings production that have fallen under my judgement for elegance & delicacy. I will go to Bath for a few on his return chiefly to meet him. Sewards married sister is there now & Combe. direct however here as usual my stay will be short & my departure is uncertain. your friends I hope are all well. remember me to them kindly & respectfully. send me Tom Paine & believe me yours sincerely.

RS.

is not Elmsley a fellow of Oriel? if so I fear we are not destined to be friends. you know I am barely acquainted with Peter. [17] 


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* Address: Grosvenor Charles Bedford Esqr/ New Palace Yard/ Westminster/ Single
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Endorsement: Recd. Decr. 27 1793
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[1] Tis come ... be thine: Verse written in double columns. BACK

[2] John Milton (1608–1674; DNB), translation of Horace (65–8 BC), Odes, Book 1, no. 5, line 1 as ‘The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. I’ (1654). The Latin translates as ‘what slender youth [courts] thee amid so many roses?’ BACK

[3] William Collins (1721–1759; DNB), whose most famous experiment with alcaics was ‘Ode to Evening’ (1746). BACK

[4] Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825; DNB), whose ‘Ode to Spring’ (1773) is written in alcaics. BACK

[5] For example see, ‘Ode to Fancy’ in Poems Chiefly by Gentlemen of Devonshire and Cornwall, 2 vols (Bath, 1792), I, pp. 71–77. Contributors to the collection included Richard Polwhele (1760–1838; DNB). BACK

[6] Frank Sayers (1763–1817; DNB), ‘Ode to Aurora’, in his Poems (Norwich, 1792), pp. 167–170. BACK

[7] Joseph Townsend (1739–1816; DNB), A Journey Through Spain in the Years 1786 and 1787, 2nd edn, 3 vols (London, 1792), I, p. 252. BACK

[8] English translation of part of the Apostles Creed of c. AD 300. ‘Catholic’ is a translation of the Greek word ‘Katholikos’, and refers to all Christians rather than the Roman Catholic Church. BACK

[9] A paraphrase of Thomas Paine (1737–1809; DNB), Common Sense (London, 1776), p. [1]. BACK

[10] Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741–1801), Swiss theologian, poet and physiognomist. BACK

[11] Leader of the Israelites, and believed to be author of the first five books of the Old Testament. After his death, Israel was ruled by judges rather than kings. BACK

[12] James Mackintosh (1765–1832; DNB), author of Vindiciæ Gallicæ: A Defence of the French Revolution and its English Admirers (1791). BACK

[13] Horace (65–8 BC), Epistles, Book 1, no. 1, line 14. The Latin can be translated as ‘I am not bound over’. BACK

[14] Probably The Interesting and Affecting History of Prince Lee Boo, a Native of the Pelew Islands, Brought to England by Capt. Wilson (1789). BACK

[15] Prince Lee Boo (c.1764–1784; DNB), first visitor to Britain from the Pelew Islands, became something of a celebrity. He died of smallpox during his visit and is buried at Rotherhithe, Kent. BACK

[16] Patron saint of Wales; his feast day is 1 March. BACK

[17] is not Elmsley...Peter: Written upside down on fol. 2 v. BACK

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Anecdotes and Observations, Reflections and Critical Remarks* 

March 12th, 1801. — About sixteen years ago, a relation (who I think had a daughter) of Daniel de Foe, the author of Crusoe, lived in Broker Row, Moorfields. He was an old man, and kept a small shoemaker's shop, and had done many years; but I am not quite sure that the relationship was on his side; it might be on his wife's.

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The notices commonly put upon walls, for bill-stickers to read and tremble, are generally worded with a threat of their being prosecuted, &c. I noticed a board affixed to the Tabernacle of G. Whitfield, [1]  worded thus — 'Please to take notice, if any Bills are put against this building, they will immediately be taken down.'

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Providence has a very difficult task to please the creature MAN; the latter neglects his proper avocation, Agriculture, to go in search of black eyes and bloody noses, commonly called military glory, and then blames his Maker for not sending him a proper supply of food. — Publican's Newspaper. [2] 

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I think a small kind of carriage to hold one person might be made to go on the ice with great velocity, if the whole strength of the rider could be exerted for that purpose. By the help of a sharp spike, or a pole with three or more spikes, to strike or lay hold on the ice, a great weight might be put in motion. Perhaps some such childish contrivance as this may be in use, though unknown to me. I should like to try it, and convince myself of its practicability. As to the material point, guiding the carriage, I can conceive no method; I like to see skaiting, and I should like to see this. Such a light thing on wheels might be tried on land; but I doubt the labour would be too much. This nonsense makes me think (as indeed I have always done) what a pleasure it must be, to be able to draw.

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I never see a fine prospect but I wish to bring it away with me. The house and grounds at Wakefield, I have in the storehouse of memory; but I should like to have them on paper. I should extremely like to have a view of Honington Green, as it was till the Inclosing Act took place. Wakefield I may (though unlikely) see again; but my native Green, with its daisies, I never shall. To take such a small bit of ground and divide it into three, was hardly worth while. What man, with a sack of wheat on his back, would stoop for one grain?

Inclosing Acts! I do not much like the rage for them. They cut down the solemn, the venerable tree, and sometimes plant another, — not always; like a mercenary soldier, who kills more than he begets. Resolved — As shepherds are thus going out of fashion, and smiths, &c., coming in: could I not make the old steeple lament the destruction of shades as old as itself, and make a shepherd reply? &c. &c. But it grows near 'witching time of night,' and I perceive I am writing nonsense. If I had had a critic here at my elbow, he would have found it out long ago.

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Remarks on the Garden Spider.

August 14, 1801. — This morning observed a garden spider, who had one of his own species in durance, holding him suspended, but without much appearance of a web. The prisoner was alive, but a mere skeleton. After a while he was suffered to fall, or the wind forced him from his captivity; but, in falling, he unfortunately struck against a half-formed web, the architect of which I had just been watching, and observed, that all the lines leading from the centre to the extremities were finished; and he was busy, going a continued circle, and joining each with a fresh web, which he drew from his posteriors, at regular strokes, by an extension of his longest legs behind. The beforementioned prisoner fell against his web, and he immediately left work to secure him, being still alive, and having legs not at all diminished, though his body was wasted. His new conqueror seized him, and, rolling him up in a strong web, dragged him to the centre, and there left him secure, and returned to his work, which he soon completed. I had observed him about a quarter of an hour previous to this adventure, and remarked that he caught a number of very small flies, which abounded on every weed, after much rain in the night; and I was not a little surprised that these minute creatures did not stop his progress, but were instantly devoured; not as I expected, by sucking their bodies dry: he took them up very orderly, and very distinctly, and devoured them, wings and all, without leaving the smallest appearance of a fragment. He had eaten seven of these flies before the spider fell in his way.

August 20, 1801. — A spider of this kind, of an enormous size, has now a web, of about a foot in diameter, hung with spoils, against a wooden fence in the yard. I have repeatedly seen them working their webs, but never could see them begin. The insect, here mentioned, has attached his work on one side to the fence, from which it projects obliquely, and is suspended to a branch of a vine, at the distance of five feet from the circle of the web. As the suspending lines are very strong, and run exactly horizontally, without any intermediate support, it is wonderful to me, to think how they could have been carried so far. A double five foot line, which leaves the fence in this direction, must have been a curious work for him.

In the outline here given, the upper sketch is looking down on the work; the under one is looking horizontally.

The body of the spider being nearly half an inch in length, he has more than twenty-four times his length in one foot, and, consequently, one hundred and twenty times in his suspending lines. Now, taking the standard of a man at five feet six inches, one hundred and twenty times his length, will be six hundred and sixty feet, or two hundred and twenty yards; about three times the height of the Monument. [3]  If we were set to tie the tops of the steeples of London together with a cord, without scaffolding, should not we be puzzled to contrive it? We should go to school to spiders, and ants, and bees; but of all these — the spider does his work alone.

September 9, 1801. — This morning, extricated a bee from a web, but without any signs of life. Another web contained a bee larger than the common honey bee; he appeared completely enveloped in a winding-sheet of the web, of a very large spider, whose premises he had unfortunately trespassed upon. Thus it is evident that this tiger of an insect devours creatures larger than itself. If the means by which he is enabled to do so were common to the beasts of the forest, how dreadful would be a net spun by the lion or the tiger, from which the horse and his rider could not disentangle themselves, no more than a strong bee can from this pest of the garden.

September 14th, 1801. — Having expressed surprise at the work of a spider, I can now trace with certainty his operations and his power, so as to satisfy myself entirely. Often wondering how came all the long; webs that tickle our noses and glitter in the sun, reaching from one tree to another, and often floating loose in the air; I, a few days past, broke down the web of a garden spider, which was suspended from a building to a fence across a pathway of about five feet, and much the same height from the ground. When his suspending lines were broke, himself and his web fell flat against the building. An hour or two after, I observed him in motion, and wished to know how he would contrive a communication with the fence as before.

He seemed, for a while, as if taking a general survey of the distance and bearings of the objects around; and then letting himself down from a spout to the distance of about six inches, hung suspended, not in their usual position, head downwards, but with one side downwards, and all his legs greatly extended. In this posture I found that, without the help of his legs, he possessed a power of ejecting a web to what length he pleased, and with surprising swiftness. It had exactly the appearance of smoke issuing through a pin hole; only, in this case, the stream instead of dissipating, became a lengthening line, that floated with the action of the wind, and visibly extended from its source, as fast, or faster than the nimblest black beetle can run. He emitted thus, about seven or eight feet of web, and then ascended to the spout, and waited the event. The line was carried by the wind cornerways, and lodged against the building, and consequently became useless. He did the same again, with the same want of success, and repeated his work a fourth time, when I caught hold of his floating line, at about four feet long, and when extended to five, I drew it over the leaf of a bean, and it became fast; but he, still lengthening it, the line was very slack. After a few minutes he applied himself to drawing the rope tight, which, when done, he travelled upon it to the opposite side, and made my fastening secure; then back again, emitting a new web as he went, and joining it to the other to strengthen it, till it became visibly improved.

Next, starting from one end, he proceeded, without splicing a new strengthener, to the centre of the horizontal line, exactly to the centre, and there lowered himself down to the ground, and drew this perpendicular line very tight, or else it was his weight that did it. The ground beneath was a gravel path; he there fastened this line to the gravel, at E (see sketch), by pressing it down with a motion peculiar to themselves, and then ascended again: at which time he had formed an obtuse angle, by drawing down the horizontal line; then, forwarding his work, he drew the line D, to which the lines from the centre were to be fastened. To form the line D, he traversed the lines B C, bearing the line D in his claw detached, and, fastening it at the upper end of B, proceeded to draw the lines from A to C and B in the same manner. From this outline, the formation of the lines from the centre to the extremities appeared easy.

I have sometimes broken down a part of their work, and have observed that they will carefully gather up the fragments of the web, and either leave it in white knots, or appear entirely to swallow it.

A small spider had fastened a line of his work, to the outermost lines of a web, belonging to a very large one; the latter hastened to the confines of his premises, and cut asunder the stranger's holdfast, something like cutting a boat adrift. I find it a common opinion, that the spider, when he catches a fly, destroys him by poison; it may be so; — but I see, by close observation, that his strong dependence is placed in folding him rapidly up in a web, which he draws from himself abundantly for the purpose.

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I wonder whether I shall hereafter think these moments mispent in watching a spider? — At present I think their nature and properties strange, and not yet entirely known, even to naturalists; their whole proceedings amazingly curious; their degree of instinctive contrivance, and their exactness of figure in their squares and angles, and visible use of every line, truly astonishing.

The spider, while descending by his web, was baited by the flies, in the same manner as we see a hawk baited by the smaller birds*.

October 4th, 1802. — Found last week a letter in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1759 (I think), by a Mr. Masser, 'on the Gossimer,' [4]  wherein he has been correct in his account of the spider having an ejecting power, as to the formation of his web. I found this by observation last summer, and was pleased at the discovery, for to me it was such. But his account of flying spiders is not clear and comprehensive. Does he mean spiders with wings? or, spiders with a power of unlimited elevation, by an ejectment of web?

* It is now known, that the spider sometimes exhausts the material from which his web is formed; in which case, he is in imminent danger of starvation. I once saw a spider reduced to this extremity, running wildly about on a sunny board. Several large flies, who seemed to enjoy his distress, tormented him, by settling within an inch of his nose; and when the spider made a rush to seize one, he would take a short flight, and settle down again at about the same distance. This game lasted nearly two hours; when the spider's strength and patience appearing to be quite worn out, he retired to a hole. —

Ed. [Note by Joseph Weston, editor of The Remains]

Spiders again.

Proved, by observing a spider with a small microscope, that when I had broken down a web in the garden, he carefully gathered up the fragments, and moistening the accumulated web in its approach to his mouth, swallowed it all again.

General Observations.

In addition to the foregoing extracts, I now wish to say a word or two in farther explanation. The nests of this kind of spider are generally attached fast to woodwork, in a dry situation, in size not exceeding an hazel-nut, appearing like a knot of raw silk, of an exceeding close texture. I put one of these into an unstopped bottle, and, forgetting to watch it minutely, I at length found it as follows: From the mouth of the bottle to a shelf above, was about eighteen inches; and I found the eggs hatched, and not less than several hundreds of connecting lines of communication between the bottle and the shelf, covered in every direction with the infant swarm, entirely yellow. From this I think it evident, that the power of ejecting the web is exercised at an early stage of life. I think too, from every consideration, that their preying on each other is a matter beyond a doubt.

I have somewhere read, that the garden spider uniformly makes his web of great or small dimensions, according to the approaching degree of sunshine or rain, and thus, with the utmost precision, foretels the weather. This I have not yet proved, but am much inclined to give credit to the assertion.

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Custom not only imposes on us modes of dress, and sometimes of conduct, which our reason does not approve, but prevents us from adopting many a useful practice or improvement. I have read somewhere, of the northern nations, wearing a contrivance of wood, to screen the sight, from the reflection of sunbeams from the snow, which, unobstructed, is injurious to the sight. Custom there, does not forbid them to preserve their eyes; but here, where in the summer months, the sunbeams are reflected from the gravel of the roads, and from the pavement of the streets, in almost an intolerable manner; — where the evil of too much light is evident in every one's face, and every eye is half-closed to exclude it; — where thousands, in their walks of pleasure, would gladly gaze on the distant objects before them — the hills, the villages, and the woods, if the quivering of the sun's rays, and his flood of light would permit them; where thousands (myself amongst them) come home with the anguish and languor of a headach, and with eye-balls parched and painful, from having been forced to meet a light ten times stronger than they could bear; if a person, I say, was to put a crape over his eyes, or any contrivance to remedy the evil, the novelty of his appearance would be a real trouble to him, by subjecting him to the scoffs and insults of fools: and yet the pleasure of walking with ease to one's self, is a thing which no one will contemn, when he consults reason only. The prevalence of too much light is to me a serious evil, and I am convinced is hurtful to the sight. Our mothers tell us not to gaze on the sun, and not to read or work by a bad light, thus warning us that extremes are to be avoided; and our feelings tell us to double our clothes in winter, and to strip in summer; to eat our broth when it is cool enough, and not scald our throats; and many other good things would our feelings tell us, if they were properly attended to.

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What a wide difference may be seen between the manner of bringing up children, as to the chance they have of seeing in their youth, what we call the beauties of Nature. If I had been placed in my infancy in the situation of one of the boys who worked in the same garret with me, — had I possessed the power of writing poetry to please the world, — I must have wanted materials at least, to have written what I have. Poor Jem Bailey, was, with four others, left motherless; his father turned them over to the workhouse, situated somewhere in Southwark. When Jem became old enough, he was sent out as errand-boy, to any one who might want such a boy, for which he got nothing but food. He lived with a Doctor, and carried nostrums from morning till night: his master giving him a livery-coat, to raise his own consequence with those he attended. (This was his best coat when he came as an apprentice to the boot-trade.) Another of his masters kept a fishing-tackle shop, in Crooked-lane, and of course part of his trade was to have maggots or gentles to sell to those, who had patience enough to angle in the New River. To obtain this bait, a quantity of bullocks' lights was exposed to the flies on the leads, of the house; and often have I heard the poor boy express the abhorrence he felt, when called from his dinner to serve a ha'p'orth of gentles, which was done by shaking the lights, and picking up the fruit.

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Lord Kenyon's [5]  integrity, as stated in the accounts of trials in the newspapers, (for I never saw him), gives me the highest idea of the character of a Judge, which I have ever found. His office, arms him with power: but the exertion of power is marked with the peculiarity of the possessor. The determined and pithy reproofs he gives to notorious guilt, are the most shining examples of honesty to be found in the language.

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At the time the Albion Mills were burned, [6]  I never saw the newspapers; and led so recluse a life, that three days elapsed before I heard of it, though I lived in Chiswell-street; a proof that there may be now living in Paris, persons, who saw little or nothing of the great events which have taken place there. Again — when five hundred houses were burning at Ratcliffe, [7]  some years ago, I did not know it till the next night! A man's mind may be travelling half over the globe, and yet know little of what is doing next door.

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'Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
'The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.' [8] 

The sovereign contempt with which too many of the wealthy, and (I fear also) of the learned, look upon what are termed 'the dregs of the people,' has often raised an equal contempt on my side, for that wealth, which engenders such thoughts of the immense distance, which those 'dregs are from the surface.' The distance is not so great as the vain man flatters himself it is; I have known mechanics, who in general information, and in powers of intellect, have stood decidedly before thousands of their own rank. Is it not decidedly so among gentlemen — one clever fellow to a great many dull ones? I have heard more sense and truth in a tap-room, than I have sometimes heard in better company; and there is nothing more striking to me, (and I have been placed so as to observe it,) than that total ignorance of the manner of living among the poor — that superficial and vague idea of who and what they are — of what they talk, and of what they think! Nothing to me has appeared more strange or more disgusting, than finding amongst those ranks, raised above the mechanic and labourer, such a mean opinion of the poor! Gentlemen, 'tis true, seldom enter alleys, or see the domestic habits of those nests of human wretchedness: and they think, perhaps, that poverty must of necessity be accompanied with ignorance ; but I find that a man who works for his living, and reads whatever he can catch——————! His whole soul is bent to that point; and if nature has given him a talent for observation, no situation can make him contemptible. If a great and noble mind is granted by nature to only one in a thousand — does she order that that one, shall not be born in an alley? That he must be rich, or great? Does nature, when she makes an orator, provide him a seat in the House of Commons? — A poor man with a strong mind will make himself respected in his circle, and make useful remarks on every occurrence. A rich man, with great native powers, will do the same. A poor man, with a moderate understanding, will remain at the bottom of his class. A rich man of inferior powers will do the same, in spite of all that can be done for him.

'Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow.' [9] 

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A short time ago, the publicans' paper, [10]  after stating that the price of corn and flour did not fall in consequence of an abundant harvest, added — 'Let our avaricious tyrants blush! Let them dread the vengeance of parliament! The guardians of the people!' By placing certain words in italics, I suppose it to be wholly ironical; if not, the joke is better still: for what dreadful punishment will a man inflict on himself?

In their paper of to-day they finish a paragraph of the same sort thus:— 'How long these plans of extortion are to continue, Heaven only knows — for to Heaven only can the people look for relief.'

Now by this last sentence, one would think they had found out, that the dealers in corn were not likely to blush, or to tremble; and that many of them were among the guardians of the people.

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This moment heard the heart-cheering, glorious news of peace!

Halt! ye legions, sheath your steel.
Blood grows precious! shed no more —
Cease your toils. [11] 

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Walker's Gazetteer [12]  describes Stone-henge, and says that one of the stones measures, according to Doctor Hales, twenty-five feet long, seven feet broad, three and a half feet thick, and says, that no mechanical power now known, could raise such a weight. Guthrie's Grammar, [13]  describes the Pagoda of Chillambrune, near Porto-Nova, on the Coromandal Coast; its entrance beneath a pyramid a hundred and twenty-two feet high, built with large stones above forty feet long, and more than five feet square.

And of the Pagoda of Seringham, the outer wall of which makes a circumference of four miles; its southern gates are supported by pillars composed of single stones, thirty-three feet long, and nearly five in diameter. This wall encloses six others at equal distances, twenty-five feet high, and four thick!*

*Orme's History of Hindostan vol. i. page 178. [14] 

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Dined lately in company with Mr. Peel [15]  and his brother, who have brought the skeleton of the Mammoth from America: both clever fellows, and masters of their study.

Dimensions of the Skeleton now exhibiting in Pall

Mall, November 25, 1802.

Ft. In.
Height over the shoulders 11   0
Length from the chin to the rump 15   0
Width of the hips and body   5   0
Length of the under jaw   2 10
Weight of the same, 63 1/2lbs.
Width of the head   3   2
Length of the thigh bone   3   7
Ditto of the large bone of the fore leg   2 10
Largest circumference of the same   3 2 1/2
Length of shoulder blade   3   1
Longest rib without cartilage   4   7
Length of the tusks, defences, or horns 10   7
Circumference of one tooth or grinder   1 6 1/2
Weight of the same, 4lb. 10 oz.
The whole weighs about 1000 lbs.

This skeleton was dug up almost entire, but the tusks were rotten, so that artificial tusks (made in imitation of a real one, which now lies in the room in a decayed state), are put to this skeleton; but the use of these tusks appears doubtful; and perhaps were not placed as they are here. His teeth, prove most clearly, that he did not feed on vegetable food, and yet his swallow appears much straitened, for so immense a creature.

This skeleton was found lying at the bottom of a bog, several feet from the surface. Parts of the bones of this kind of animal have been found on the banks of the Ohio, and in various other parts of America, to the number, it is supposed, of fifty; so that the animal, though now an extinct race, has been numerous; and as remains of shell-fish are found with the bones, it is conjectured that an inundation destroyed the race, and left us to wonder at what must have lived, though so much larger than any animal now known to exist — not excepting the elephant. Bones of this creature are found vastly much larger than the skeleton. A thigh bone now lies in the room, some inches longer than those in the skeleton, and a tooth of seven pounds weight is now at Philadelphia.

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Miss Johnson, with whom I dined at the White Hart Inn, Fetter-lane, was personally acquainted with Burns; who, breakfasting with her, drank a large tumbler of beer previous to taking either eatables or tea, saying that he had been up till three in the morning, and had drank too much wine. On Miss J.'s remonstrating with him as to the injury to which he exposed his health, he replied, 'Madam, they would not thank me for my company, if I did not drink with them. I must give them a slice of my constitution.' I wish Burns had given them thinner slices of his constitution, that it might have lasted longer; [16]  I then might possibly have had the pleasure of seeing him. He died but two months after I began composing The Farmer's Boy! though at that time, and long after, his death and history were unknown to me.

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Amongst the glory of England (her unparalleled Charitable Institutions), one more, I think, might be added. A fund to purchase beds for new married couples, under proper regulations, and with the accustomed recommendations as to character, and deserts. This heavy expense (to the poor) is a serious affair, and if not accomplished before the fruits of marriage smile them in the face, it then (when most wanted) becomes more difficult still. I have said of Walter and Jane —

Give love and honest industry their way,
Clear but the sun-rise of life's little day. [17] 

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Lumping of ages together, as is sometimes done in the newspapers, I cannot relish. It means nothing. I remember seeing six or seven men of great age mentioned, with the common observation of their united ages making so many hundred years. Amongst them were John Wesley, Macklin, [18]  and the late Lord Mansfield. [19]  They were all old men: but the wonder was not increased by the adding into one total, the age of many contemporaries, any more than if we were to say— In the parish of Hackney have seven men, whose perpendicular height when placed on each others' heads, amounts to the surprising total of forty-three feet!

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I have seen it regretted, that Dr. Young [20]  burnt his loose papers before his death.

I have seen it regretted, that Dr. Johnson did not burn his loose papers before his death!!!

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At the time of the illuminations for Nelson's victory, [21]  I thought if I had had the means to have sported a transparency, I might have quibbled thus:—

Duncan, Jervis, and Howe, [22] 
What say you all now —
(For by you were our triumphs begun:)
In the midst of alarms.
You fought well with both arms—
But Nelson has beat them with one!

I remember, too, beginning a song on that subject:—

Old Nile lately cried from his seven-mouth'd bed,
'Can such echoes proceed from a cloud?
For ages I've roll'd, and my banks overspread,
But never heard thunder so loud,' &c. [23] 

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The great Oak in Euston Park. — Myself, my wife, and my daughter Hannah, (then nine years and a half old), embraced his rough rind at arms length, touching our fingers; and could thus encompass it all but about half a yard. By observation afterwards, I found the girth of this tree to be fifteen feet, in May, 1801.

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'Children, like tender oziers, take the bow;
And as they first are fashion'd, always grow.'

So says Mr. Gay. [24]  I was fifteen years old, when I first thought the last line untrue. I have more than doubled that age; and I think so still. It will not do for a maxim.

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Joseph Condit, jun. of Bloomfield, New Jersey, has obtained a patent from the United States, securing to him the benefit of a discovery which he has made in manufacturing paper from the shavings of tanned leather, commonly called curriers' shavings.

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One half-acre of land, opposite the Prince of Wales's at Brighton, sold for 3500 guineas. My old shopmate, Charles Jones, states, that between twenty and thirty years ago, the Duke of Athol, speaking on the subject of the land-tax in the House of Peers, offered to sell a thousand acres of land, right and title for ever, for a thousand half-crowns!

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Charles Jones's brother lent a shopmate his great coat, on a particular occasion. On his return home, this shoemaker declared that he never walked the streets so uncomfortably in his life. Wherever he went, the beggars were after him at every corner; and he concluded by protesting that he would not wear a good coat upon any account whatever. He most likely kept his word; for he was a terrible drunkard.

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Could not the great features, of the history of the world, be represented by something like a firework? Suppose a number of fixed lights to represent the rise and fall of empires. Carthage might brighten to its zenith; and then Rome might arise in all its glories, and decline likewise. The Ottoman power, and the caliphs of Arabia; the blazing of the butchers of the East; the Tartar princes, and all the principal transactions recorded in history. If this could be done on a sufficient scale, and the ground-work be a map of the world, and the lights be made governable, as in Walker's orrery [25]  ——But this is dreaming! — dreaming!

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It is very natural that the working poor should, in their endeavour to finish their work, and to add a few shillings to their day's or week's reckoning, sometimes transgress against the time allowed by masters for the taking in, and paying for their work; and it is just as natural for them, when reproved, to attempt some excuse. Mr. Chamberlain, who employed many hands (my brother and self amongst them), used to have an answer ready for one common excuse. — The journeymen or their wives would plead that 'they had made all possible haste to shop.' 'That's saying nothing,' says Chamberlain; 'you should have set out sooner.'

This answer might be applied in several other cases with equal justice:—

To the worldling, who has lately become such, and who grumbles that he has saved no more;

To the sailor, who loiters away a fair wind, and loses his market;

And, perhaps, to the man who marries at forty, and gets a young family — 'You should have set out sooner.'

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Dr. Walker, [26]  who is just returned from Egypt, where he spread the vaccine inoculation in the army and navy, relates the following anecdote of the author of 'The Rights of Man,' which Paine himself had given in a company at Paris, where Dr. Walker was present. When a boy, he (Paine) went, in company with his sister — I think it was — to Fakenham wood, in search of nuts; and being by themselves, they wandered out of their knowledge, and knew not the way out again. In this dilemma, Tom, proposed that his sister should stand at a certain spot, while he went a short distance to climb some tree, to see his way out of the wood. He climbed the tree, and missing his hold, fell to the ground, and remembers reviving at the foot of the tree, and finding his sister supporting him. He was bruised, but with whole bones. They were belated and frightened; and both agreed to keep it a secret from their father: and Tom, knowing that his father made a practice of taking pills, thought that pills might do him good too. He took them accordingly, and luckily without producing any bad effect. He got well, and all was secret.

In relating this story of Tom Paine, Dr. W. remarked, that there are many thousands who will probably exclaim, 'What a pity that he had not broke his neck!' But, on the other hand, continued he, when I heard him relate it at Paris, one exclaimed, 'The guardian angel of liberty was near thee, Thomas.' Dr. W. is a warm republican. I think him an intelligent, a good, and an honest man.

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Memorandum of Folly. — My good old aunt Austin had many sickly children; burying nine under three years old. With one of them, which was very ailing and fretful, a superstitious cure was attempted. I remember an old woman (Mrs. Osborne, of Honington) being employed to 'cut the child for the spleen.' The child's ear was cut so as to bleed, and the blood applied on the temples in the form of a cross, and, I believe, with something repeated by way of charm; for she had charms for the ague, &c. — The child died.

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Remember having my fancy set to work by a strange and ridiculous song, about a child going to school and meeting the devil, and having a long conversation with him, and showing him a great deal of wit and repartee:—

'What have you in your basket?'
Says the false, false knight.
'Bread and butter for my dinner,'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Whose sheep are those in the pasture?'
Says the false black knight.
'Some of them are my father's,'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Which of them are your father's?'
Says the false, false knight.
'All those that have tails behind'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Whose stacks of corn are those?'
Says the coal-black knight.
'My father's,' &c.

'I wish they were all on fire,'
Says the false, false knight.
'And you all in the middle on 't'
Says the pretty little baby, &c. [27] 

Thus it proceeds for about twenty verses, and I doubt I forget the best of it — what would more certainly have determined its origin, whether from monks or old women, or from some village bard, when the hero of the ballad, the coal-black knight, was in high repute. If this is an ancient ballad, and of no uncommon sort, in English villages, how does it happen that ancient Scotch ballads possess so many beauties? Or are they only sifted from heaps of rubbish like the above? If so, perhaps a collection of English might be formed by the same means. This ditty, sung to the thrum of the spinning-wheel, had its attractions; and this girl (now named Thompson), and one of the Whiteheads — I think, Sarah — when a girl, were the only persons who ever sung the ballad to my fancy.

Another song, which my brother Isaac knew when a boy, begins —

'There was an old ewe, who had but one horn,
Chronomo no no none;

—— could never keep her out of the corn.
Turn round the wheel, my Bunny.

The butcher came in, with his sharp knife,
Chronomo, &c.
And scared the old ewe almost out of her life.
Turn, &c.

She ground her teeth, and she mumbled her pegs,
Chronomo, &c.
And she ran at the butcher, and broke both his legs.
Turn, &c.' [28] 

This is evidently a spinning-wheel song; but perhaps of later date than the former.

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The last Sunday in March breakfasted with Mr. Rogers; visited Mr. Stothard; and having to see the Duke of Grafton at five, spent the intermediate hours in Kensington-gardens: and recollecting that a razor was to pass my chin before I went there, I sought, and found a little shop in Kensington. The barber was gone half a mile from home, to shave a gentleman. He presently came in, and throwing of his hat and wig, gave vent to his perspiration and his anger both together. The person was gone out when he got there, and he had his walk for nothing! — How abominably these things plague a poor man, and disconcert his week's work; and he has no remedy — no action for damages ! — The bald-pated, angry old man began his operations upon me; and I was not quite free from apprehensions on account of his perturbation and appearance — but trust not appearances! When he had nearly finished, he ordered his girl to wet the corner of a cloth — I wondered what he wanted with it. It was instantly applied to my face ; and though this was the first time I had had my face washed by a barber, it appeared to be his custom. These scenes remind me of 'Roderick' and his friend 'Strap.' [29]  Smollett would have made something out of it. Observed, while refreshing myself at Kensington, a tradesman's board, inscribed

NEVERS,

Corn Dealer; Malt, Hops, &c; Coals,

wholesale and retail;

Charcoal, Cheesemongery, &c.

The proximity of charcoal and cheesemongery, looks rather whimsical.

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In our trade, when any one reads the newspapers or a book, by the neighbourly custom of sitting all in one room, and by that great privilege, of its not hindering the progress of our work, we have nothing to do, but to discuss the subject. Commumty, is perhaps the point, to which those who say that 'shoemakers are politicians,' might trace the solution of their wonder. But even a newspaper is not all politics. No one can read the daily prints without either learning, or feeling, his want of geographical knowledge. This must lead him to maps; and maps to reflection: and this reflection, unless it can be proved that it leads him to discontent, is praiseworthy, and full of pleasure to himself.

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The highest ground in London is about Newgate-street. A stone, with an old inscription, is fixed on the wall of a baker's house, in a passage leading into Paternoster-row. [30]  I was lately led, from a kind of inadvertent curiosity, to look up to see who had the honour of living on the highest ground, and found the name James Bloomfield — Wonder, if from my country?

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The brig Deane, Captain W. D. which arrived at Liverpool on Thursday, from Kentucky, with a cargo of cotton, was built on the Allegany river, in Pennsylvania, and came down the river Ohio into the Mississippi, having passed the great falls of the Ohio, and sailed a distance of nearly three thousand miles within the land. She is the first vessel, which ever came to Europe, from the western waters of the United States.— British Press, July 12, 1803. [31] 

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August 4, 1804. — State of the Nation (prophetical). — We shall have one out of three; namely, either

A sudden peace;

A powerful continental diversion*; or,

A tremendous attack, and war on our own shores.

* A powerful continental diversion took place a year after writing the above: but Napoleon has now, at the battle of Austerlitz, compelled them to be quiet, and will return upon us again. I write this upon New Year's Day, 1806.

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The senseless scurrility, of the public papers, is a disgrace to the country, and to every thing like what I understand by the liberty of the press.

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Mackintosh on the Revolution of France, p. 23. [32]  — 'The deficit, or inferiority of the revenue to the expenditure, at length arose to the enormous sum of 115 millions of livres, or about 4,750,000l. annually.'

Introduction, page 18. — 'The Revolution, whether it be beneficial or injurious, was produced only by general causes, where the conspicuous individual produced little real effect.'

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March, 1810. — Mr. Arnold, painter, of Buckingham-place, near Fitzroy-square, has an extract from the parish register of Bowes, or Brows, in Yorkshire, which records the burial of Robert Rightson and Mary Railton. The former died in a fever; the latter almost instantly, on hearing the bell toll for her lover. To this we owe the beautiful ballad of 'Edwin and Emma,' [33]  as appears likewise from the first edition of the ballad now in his hands.

REFLECTIONS.

I almost repine that I know nothing of astronomy. Mr. Lofft often mentions to me things relating thereto, in his letters; I wish I could understand him — 'Past one o'clock: a cloudy morning!' Thus comes in the 15th of March, 1801. That poor man, perhaps, has but eighteen-pence a night for being in the cold — to bed! to bed!

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When I think on Egyptian architecture, it seems an oak in a forest of shrubs. Time sweeps away the habitations of men — the under-works of art — as man sweeps away the underwood of a forest: but the pyramid and the oak remain. If London should sink into oblivion, or at least dwindle into a village, what will be the most imperishable thing in the ruin? The foundations of the bridges would stand a good tug against the assaults of time, and the proud cathedral would hold its elevated ruins full of owls and ivy; still to be wondered at, when the dwellings should be no more. The greatest undertakings that I know of, now going on, are the Wet Docks at the Isle of Dogs. [34]  Thirty acres of land sunk to so great a depth seems a huge attempt; but it is only digging a hole after all! If it could be possible for London to become a Babylon, the chafings and surgings of old Father Thames — for HE would not stop –– would leave no traces of labour or art in the docks; nature would soon blot out the boast of a nation, and the strong arm of the invariable tide . . . . But I was going to say, that I could almost wish for some edifice, in or near the capital, that should perpetuate the site of the city. And yet if the walls of Babylon were indeed as substantial as they are said to have been, where are they gone?

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When London-people walk out of town, like bees from a hive (only seldom on so good an errand), how entirely unacquainted they appear to be, with the warning which the rising clouds give of the approach of a shower. It looks strange, if not laughable, to see a number of well-dressed people, sauntering with the utmost composure from their homes, full in the face of a black and threatening cloud, which in ten minutes is to involve them in trouble and vexation. But though the countryman keeps his eyes on the heavens, and preserves a dry coat, he could not turn a corner, or escape a hackney coach, with the dexterity of a Londoner. Every one to his trade!

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A brother-tradesman in the City-road has inscribed over his stall,

'MASON,

Shoemaker and Repairer in general.'

Well done, shopmate! 'Shoes neatly mended,' the common sign for a cobbler, you, no doubt, objected to: but you are a cobbler at last, and why should you be ashamed of it?

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I think that ambition, courage, and sensibility may 'run in the blood,' as we term it. Should any one of these qualities, or any conspicuous vice or virtue, actually belong to a family, which happens to govern a nation, such inherent quality ought to be expected in any of its branches; even if the party is not known to be of the family, or is in disguise, as is frequently represented in novels and plays. But that a hidden something, an innate nobility, a royalty by nature, should be looked for in every great personage, or person raised accidentally to power, is nonsense in itself, and it is almost criminal to propagate it as a doctrine. Mr. Home has made Norval a true Douglas, [35]  possessing his forefathers' courage; but I have read several things, which I could not now name, which, in this unnatural distortion of character, were shamefully disgusting. Perhaps this is only saying that they were not written by such men as Home, who knows what belongs to character and what to accident.

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Could not I, as a shoemaker, gather all possible accounts relating to those who have figured in the world from our trade? Was not Secretary Craggs [36]  a chip of leather? Suppose I verify the old story of Crispin? I wonder nobody has yet ridiculed me and my garret poetry: perhaps a

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The Politics of Waiting and the Spectacle of Investigation

For almost two years now, faithful Democrats have waited for special counsel Robert Mueller to file his report about collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian attempts to interfere in the US election, not to mention Trump’s involvement in obstruction of justice. Whenever Trump’s activity provokes them or a subterranean rumbling within the Justice Department emboldens them, the faithful take to the streets and social media with hand-held cardboard signs and internet memes to proclaim that Mueller Time is close at hand. Yet even if the Mueller investigation concludes with Trump’s impeachment, the spectacle of the investigation has served to immobilize millions who have a stake in systemic social change, ensuring that what comes next in the United States will be politics as usual—not liberation.

When you’ve fallen on the highway
And you’re lying in the rain,
And they ask you how you’re doing
Of course you’ll say you can’t complain
If you’re squeezed for information,
That’s when you’ve got to play it dumb
You just say you’re out there waiting
For the miracle, for the miracle to come

-The 20th century’s greatest messianic thinker, Leonard Cohen

Within weeks of the beginning of the investigation, there were already think pieces and t-shirts proclaiming “It’s Mueller Time.” Let’s take the t-shirts at their word: maybe it’s been Mueller Time all along. Maybe Mueller Time is not a specific date that is about to arrive, but the era we’ve been experiencing these past two years.

In that case, Mueller Time is not an hour on the clock, but a way of experiencing time, a kind of time—like crunch time or quality time or go time, but the opposite of all of them. It is not a scale of time, like geologic time, or a time zone, like Eastern Standard Time—Mueller Time is more like the End Times, perpetually anticipated.

To be precise, Mueller Time is the political suspended animation in which the Democrats have waited for a repeatedly deferred deus ex machina to deliver them from this unbearable pres(id)ent. This condition of waiting, itself, rather than any of the grievous injustices that have taken place during it, is the very essence of hell.

Dante, the Marco Polo of the Abyss, located Limbo, the residence of those who wait, in Inferno, not in Purgatory. Waiting is not transformative or redemptive—it is the sort of sin for which the punishment is the crime. “Limbo” shares a Latin root with liminal—it is homeland of those who tarry on the threshold, those who are on the fence.

If you can get people used to waiting, you can get them used to anything.

To understand Mueller Time better, we can begin with its namesake. “Miller time” is a time to take a load off, to ease our pain by drugging ourselves into oblivion. It’s a profound expression of despair—“I can only relax in this world by deadening my senses”—disguised not just as relief but as celebration. What is the glee with which Democrats invoke Mueller Time if not an admission of their own abject powerlessness and dependence? “Rejoice,” says the Democrat, “Justice will be done! And thank goodness, as usual, the FBI will take care of everything.”

Miller Time and Mueller Time are both chronotopes, to use the term popularized by literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin: they are specific relationships to time. You cannot understand a group of people without understanding how they experience the passing of time. Peering between chronotopes produces strange refractions, like looking through a glass of water. How different the world appears to a person whose activism consists chiefly of waiting, in contrast to how it appears to those for whom waiting and acting are opposites! It is the difference between spectator and athlete, between the consumer and the inventor, between those who suffer history as if it were weather and those who make history as a side effect of understanding themselves as the protagonists of their time.

And Miller Time and Mueller Time are both marketed chronotopes. Miller Time is the “5 o’clock somewhere” that unites wage labor and intoxication in a mutually reinforcing false opposition—but even more importantly, it is the branded colonization of that time. Likewise, Mueller Time is not just the “he’ll get his” which all people of conscience wish for Trump, but a particular deferral of responsibility. Both are successful advertising campaigns that concentrate capital in certain hands precisely by inducing people not to take their problems into their own hands.

“The politicians’ stubborn faith in progress, their confidence in their ‘mass basis,’ and, finally, their servile integration in an uncontrollable apparatus have been three aspects of the same thing.”

-Walter Benjamin on how Social Democrats permitted the Third Reich to come to power in Germany

All this is familiar to those who were raised as Adventists, believing that the outrageous sinfulness of the prevailing world order indicates the imminence of the Resurrection and the necessity of repentance before authority. Mueller Time is the redemption, the arrival of the Millennium, when the legitimate authorities will reassert their dominion and the obedient will be rewarded for their patience. Good Christians have awaited this for two thousand years; they have made a religion out of waiting. You’ll get pie in the sky when you die.

To keep people waiting for salvation indefinitely, it helps to shift every once in a while from one source of dramatic tension to another. Some hoped Trump would run the country “like a business.” Now that the signature forms of evil associated with capitalism—nepotism, profiteering, corruption, race baiting, sexual harassment, misinformation—characterize the presidency, Democrats are proposing to return to the good-old-fashioned signature forms of evil previously associated with government: bureaucracy, clientelism, experts deciding the fates of millions behind closed doors. All the things that helped Trump come to office.

For the purposes of relegitimizing government, it is ideal that Robert Mueller is not just a “good” authority figure, but specifically, a white male Republican—an FBI director who first made a name for himself overseeing the killing of Vietnamese people. He is everything the average Democrat would oppose if Trump had not moved the goal posts by pursuing the same Republican agenda by potentially extra-legal means. Mueller represents the same FBI that attempted to make Martin Luther King, Jr. commit suicide, that set out to destroy the Occupy movement. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI determined that the number one domestic terror threat in the United States was environmental activism.

Mueller Time is a way of inhabiting the eternally renewed amnesia that is America. This is the real “deep state”—the part of each Democrat’s heart that will accept any amount of senseless violence and murder and oppression, as long as it adheres to the letter of the law.

“Definitions of basic historical concepts: Catastrophe—to have missed the opportunity. Critical moment—the status quo threatens to preserve itself. Progress—the first revolutionary measure taken.”

-Walter Benjamin

What will be the fruits of Mueller’s labors?

Rank-and-file Democrats still don’t understand how power works. Crime is not the violation of the rules, but the stigma attached to those who break rules without the power to make them. (As they say, steal $25, go to jail; steal $25 million, go to Congress.) At the height of Genghis Khan’s reign, it would have been pointless to accuse the famous tyrant of breaking the laws of the Mongol Empire; as long as Trump has enough of Washington behind him, the same goes for him. Laws don’t exist in some transcendent realm. They are simply the product of power struggles among the elite—not to mention the passivity of the governed—and they are enforced according to the prevailing balance of power. To fetishize the law is to accept that might makes right. It means abdicating the responsibility to do what is ethical regardless of what the laws happen to be.

In the struggle to control the law-making and law-enforcing apparatus of the US government, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have secured a solid majority. They remain at an impasse. The most likely explanation for Mueller’s delays is that he has been biding his time, waiting to see if the balance of power in the US government would shift enough that there could be some consequences to his report.

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

-Killing Joke, “The Wait”

Ironically, the only thing that could guarantee that Mueller’s report will have an effect would be if this impasse were disturbed by forces outside the halls of power—for example, by a real social movement utilizing direct action. If millions of people were in the streets preventing the Trump administration from accomplishing its agenda, then the power brokers in Washington would consider sacrificing Donald Trump to preserve business as usual.

In standing back and waiting, affirming the authority of the FBI and Congress to take care of matters, Mueller’s fans make it less likely that his investigation will pose a serious threat to the administration. The rank and file Democrats are left gazing at their screens, watching the bureaucratic equivalent of the spinning wheel of death.

In this case, the more you clap your hands, the less Tinkerbell exists.

I’m in the waiting room
I don’t want the news—I cannot use it
I don’t want the news—I won’t live by it

But I don’t sit idly by
I’m planning a big surprise
I’m gonna fight for what I wanna be
And I won’t make the same mistakes
Because I know how much time that wastes

-Fugazi “Waiting Room”

The arc of history is long, but it curves towards—death. There is no excuse to delay. Tomorrow will use you the way we use today.

What would it mean to stop waiting?

It would mean to stop looking to others to solve our problems, no longer permitting a series of presidents, Speakers of the House, FBI directors, presidential candidates, and other bullies and hucksters to play good cop/bad cop with us.

It would mean figuring out how to deal with the catastrophes that Trump’s presidency is causing directly, rather than through the mediation of other authority figures. It would mean building up social movements powerful enough to block the construction of a border wall, to liberate children from migrant detention facilities and reunite them with their families, to feed the hungry and care for the sick without waiting for legislators to give us permission to make use of the resources that we and others like us maintain on a daily basis.

Remember when we shut down the airports immediately after Trump took office? It would mean doing more of that, and less sitting around waiting on politicians and bureaucrats. That was our proudest moment. Since then, we have only grown weaker, distracted by the array of champions competing to represent us—the various media outlets and Democratic presidential candidates—all surrogates for our own agency.

Let’s stop killing time. Or rather—let’s stop permitting it to kill us.

“We live the whole of our lives provisionally,” he said. “We think that for the time being things are bad, that for the time being we must make the best of them and adapt or humiliate ourselves, but that it’s all only provisional and that one day real life will begin. We prepare for death complaining that we have never lived. Of all the people I know, not one lives in the present. No one gets any pleasure from what he does every day. No one is in a condition to say On that day, at that moment, my life began. Believe me, even those who have power and take advantage of it are plagued with anxieties and disgusted at the dominant stupidity. They too live provisionally and spend their whole lives waiting.”

“Those who flee the country also spend their lives waiting,” Pietro said. “That’s the trouble. But one mustn’t wait, one must act. One must say Enough, from this very day.”

“But if you do not have the freedom to act?” Nunzio said.

“Freedom is not a thing you can receive as a gift,” Pietro said. “You can be free even under a dictatorship on the simple condition that you struggle against it. A person who thinks with his own mind and remains uncorrupted is free. A person who struggles for what she believes to be right is free. You might live in the most democratic country in the world, but if you are lazy, callous, and servile, you are not free—in spite of the absence of violence and coercion, you are a slave. Freedom is not a thing that can be begged from others. You must take it for yourself, in whatever share you can.”

-Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine


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In their latest attempt to roll back abortion access, conservatives have seized on later abortions as a moral outrage. The only problem? New research suggests restrictions on abortion actually push women to get them later in pregnancy.

A new study from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project found that the number of second-trimester abortions in Texas increased after implementation of a restrictive abortion law in 2013—even as the number of abortions overall decreased. On average, patients received abortion care one week later following the implementation of the law.

The finding suggests that restrictions on abortion have the opposite effect of what many conservatives say they want, lead author Kari White told The Daily Beast.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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          Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi sticks to position that cap on total interest and fees will be most effective way to combat 'unscrupulous' lenders      Cache   Translate Page      
Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the Government’s still plans to cap the total amount of interest and fees that can be charged on loans at 100%.

That’s despite recent criticism from FinCap and Community Law Canterbury calling for a maximum interest rate that can be charged per annum by lenders. FinCap is an umbrella organisation for a number of financial capability and budget advisory groups from around the country. Community Law Canterbury is a non-profit organisation which provides free legal advice to people facing barriers in accessing justice. 

Faafoi announced in October changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) which he said were designed to crack down on predatory lending practices. It followed a review of the consumer credit laws by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).  

The proposed changes include the introduction of limits on the amount of interest and fees that can be charged on high-cost loans to prevent people from accumulating large debts, as well as tougher penalties for those who break the law, including irresponsible lending.

And Faafoi remains committed to the proposed legislative changes he’s planning to introduce to Parliament next month.

“The Government has announced a cap on total interest and fees of 100% of the amount borrowed. This means that, for example, if someone borrows $500 they won’t have to pay back more than $1,000 over the lifetime of the loan. I believe this is the most effective way to stop those who would prey on vulnerable borrowers.”

This will only apply to "high-cost lenders" with the aim being to prevent unmanageable debt and financial hardship from accumulating large debts from a small loan.

Faafoi says he looked at the feasibility of having a maximum interest rate and fees that could be charged per annum by lenders in interest and fees as suggested by FinCap and Community Law Canterbury.

But he says international experience suggests it would be counter-productive and instead having a maximum total amount that can be charged in interest and fees on a single loan is more practical.

“My position has remained consistent that we will not sit by as people get dragged into debt spirals, where a small loan grows into large debt, due to accumulating interest and fees,” Faafoi says.

“I believe the cap on total interest and fees will be most effective in combating the unscrupulous lenders. I think when you’re making any change it’s important to consider the whole effect. International experience shows that moving towards an interest rate cap would make things worse for people – I cannot in all conscience advocate for measures that could do that.

“We know from the experience in the UK and Australia that interest rate caps can move people towards high-cost lenders charging this maximum interest rate and to bigger loans. This can have a higher cost of credit as well as trapping people into bigger loans for longer periods.”

It follows the release late last month of survey results looking at credit and high-cost debt by FinCap and Community Law Canterbury. The survey was carried out between December 10 and December 26 last year.

In the survey report they call for the introduction of a per annum maximum interest rate and tougher measures to fight the spread of non-bank and high cost lending.

“There needs to be limits on total interest that can be charged on borrowing. There should also be a maximum interest rate [that can be charged] per annum."

They say the Government isn’t going far enough with its proposed amendments, even though the actual legislation hasn’t even been introduced to Parliament.

“The CCCFA is still not reaching far enough into NZ's lending culture to protect the most vulnerable members of society. Need a lower interest option and limit access to clients of how many loans they can have at a time. There should be much stricter controls on loan sharks offering high-interest loans and a cap on interest rates. Finance companies should be audited rigorously and frequently. They should be made to conform to the ethical requirements laid down by the ministry which should have greater powers to hold companies to account. Consumer credit should be based on your ability to comfortably repay the loan. If the loan is going to affect your core necessities in life, impact on the care and nurturing of your children, than the loan should not be offered.”

Faafoi says despite the criticism he welcomes the debate.

“We may disagree on the best measures to take but I will work with anyone who has the aim of helping families avoid crippling debt. On the weight of evidence and in particular learning from where interest rate caps have been tried overseas, I firmly believe the better solution is to cap total interest and fees paid. The measures we have proposed are the best option to stop the unscrupulous lenders," he says.

“We must be careful our good intent, in practice doesn’t force vulnerable families into larger debt and cause more harm. That is why our focus is on ensuring the spiral of debt is addressed via a cap on interest rates and fees.”

The release of the Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report last month highlighted the growing effects of fringe and non-bank lending.

The paper’s author, Salvation Army social policy analyst Alan Johnson, says the data it collected shows the industry is continuing to grow.

“Over the most recent year of available data (to 30 September 2018) consumer lending by non-bank lending institutions grew by almost 10% in inflation-adjusted terms to $4.54 billion. Over the past five years, this type of lending has expanded almost 39% in inflation-adjusted terms and by almost $1.5 billion in nominal terms.”

Johnson says the Salvation Army decided to broaden the focus of this year's report to include debt and fringe lending under the social hazards section, which also includes alcohol consumption, drug taking and gambling.


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          ESCALATION FEARS GROW IN VENEZEULA AS GUAIDÓ SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN INTERVENTION AND US WITHDRAWS DIPLOMATS      Cache   Translate Page      

Concerns over the Trump administration's increasingly hostile policy in Venezuela grew Tuesday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the U.S. was withdrawing all diplomatic personnel from the country.

Pompeo cited the "deteriorating situation" in Venezuela that escalated in January after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "interim president," rebuking President Nicolas Maduro and coordinating efforts to overthrow the elected government.

Pompeo announces US pulling out all diplomats from #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/LAev9qtyqR

— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) March 12, 2019
The presence of embassy staff in Venezuela is a "constraint" on US policy? That sounds very regime changey to me. Buckle up just in case. pic.twitter.com/y1ckutYKG2

— Hawaii Delilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) March 12, 2019
The US *intentionally created* that "deteriorating situation" in Venezuela, which is why it is withdrawing its embassy staff. This is a criminal US war of aggression, suffocating and strangling Venezuela and its people to try to make their country collapsehttps://t.co/zsieeaJh4U

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Guaidó told Fox News on Monday that he plans to invoke Venezuela's constitutional Article 187, which he claimed "allows for an outside country to cooperate or to assist Venezuela in this sense."


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High speed broadband internet is obtaining to be much more accessible to more internet customers in Malaysia with a lot more organizations jumping on the bandwagon to offer this service. I’ve already talked about a couple items you can do from the settings menu – adjust the theme, for instance – but it is worth going over the other choices at your disposal. It is by far the largest radio network with millions of listeners with best stars on the platform regularly talking about politics, tech, entertainment, games, cash, overall health and a lot more. The Amazon Prime service now not only gives 2 day totally free shipping on Amazon things but also provides a huge collection of movies, tv shows and now music streaming. I in fact genuinely like the tagging method on ao3, even though it is difficult to filter out items you never want to see. Naturally, the more variables in play, the a lot more complex selecting an Internet speed gets.

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In the fall of 1789, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales, a dense, persistent fog enshrouds the village of Ingleton. Shadowed spirits hide in the mist and bedevil the townsfolk, heralding a tragedy that has befallen one of their own.

Edmond continues to search for Alexandra, his fiancée, who disappeared the same night that the mist set upon their town. Presumed dead by all others, he visits Alexandra's empty grave, desperate for any hint of what has become of her. Weary from the sleepless nights on his quest, no longer able to stay awake, Edmond falls into a dream before her headstone and there obtains clues from Alexandra as to her whereabouts.

Haunted all the while by a malevolent spirit, Edmond follows the trail that Alexandra left for him and enters the underworld, only to learn that he has been there before, and in fact, quite often. But more, he discovers how he is to blame for Alexandra's disappearance.

A dark literary novel rich in imagery, Discussion of a Decent Dream unearths the consequences of a child's decision to surrender his heart in exchange for unholy power and transcendent knowledge.

Discussion of a Decent Dream is a Finalist in Britain's Wishing Self Book Awards in the Adult category.



Excerpt

I had seen in dream that which appeared before me, a gloriously lined whirlwind of black. It exhibited itself as odd, twitchy, yet with cohesion, both beautiful and horrible at once, as if the core of this being eclipsed an otherwise unseen dawn. The vapor then solidified and took the form of a man, though its feet made no impression in the sand.

It warmed to me, expressing in that charred face such familiarity and delight. Even for my instinctive recoil, I made no real retreat, for I again wanted to hear it speak.

Interview

Do you ever wish you were someone else?

I don’t, because I don’t much care for other people. I think it would be odd not being me. There’s already enough confusion in my mind, and suddenly being someone else would promote a dissociative crisis that I and they would probably never recover from. It’s best to deal with your own issues and avoid placing on one’s self the mess of the life of another.

What did you do on your last birthday? 

I am a bit of a foodie, so I cooked for friends.

What part of the writing process do you dread?

I used to dread editing but was taught by my line editor that this is where the magic happens, and this is true. The change that took place with Discussion from the first draft to the second was mind-blowing. Editing notes challenged me to elevate each piece of the work. Now I only dread the marketing that follows, answering questions like this, and shouting out to strangers to look at my work.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

I either don’t have this problem at all, or I have it all the time. My process is a little different than the prescribed norm. I do a lot of work in my head, settling into scene and character, processing the visions/daydreams that take over. So, I am not a writer who writes some minimum word count every day. I do think about the work each day, but I only write when I am totally immersed. Some would say that this is writers block, but I consider it part of the process. Instead of lamenting a lack of process, I see it as necessary for my style.

Tell us about your latest release.

Discussion of a Decent Dream was released in April of 2018. It’s my first novel. It was inspired by a dream I had about a girl I was dating at the time. She had died, and through a series of paintings, her sister explained to me what had happened. The paintings depicted a demon chasing her through her dreams as a lion, and when it caught her, it ate her and was able to take her soul into hell.

One night, around the same time, as I wandered through my mind as I was falling asleep, I explored some great thoughts that I told myself I should write down, lest I forget them. But I didn’t get up, and of course, the next morning I had forgotten all of them. I sat on the couch with my coffee and legal pad and pen and brainstormed for any hint of what the thoughts were about. The result was the introduction of Vigil, originally in Chapter One, now moved to Chapter Two, with him in exile in the underworld for some, as yet, unknown transgressions. 

I label the work as Dark Literary. When I say Dark Fantasy people get mad, expecting brain candy that they can consume in a few hours. Discussion has a depth and a truth, it is a story that compels one to think, and this can make some genre readers uncomfortable. Some try to read it too quickly, as one would a genre novel, and this doesn’t work. Discussion is meant to be savored at a conversational pace. At about 250 pages, it’s on the shorter side for a novel, so taking your time isn’t a major commitment, and this will aid the reader in grasping all of the subtleties, which would be missed with a pan-and-scan speed-reading session. I warn potential readers that a speed-read will result in literary brain freeze. I am not long winded, rather the opposite. The story is quite lean, and it is a story that can’t be guided by the reader, as some try to do. Let it take you where it wants to, and you will be rewarded.

Thanks...

About the Author


E. Curtis draws on personal experiences of the otherworldly for his writing. Through dreams, visions, and waking encounters, his exposure to darkness has motivated him to detail what he has come to know of the preternatural. While a few short pieces have been published on an online literary magazine, Discussion of a Decent Dream is his first novel.






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THE FINNISH PARLIAMENT has unanimously approved the last of the bills for overhauling civilian and military intelligence laws in Finland.

The legislative reform has been under preparation since the start of the electoral term in 2015. The Parliament approved the constitutional amendments needed to fast-track the reform at the end of last year and the bills for supervising intelligence operations in February 2019.


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Osahon Scott, who posed as one United States, US military officer to perpetrate online fraud.

Scott was arraigned today March 12th, before Justice Umar Bature of a Federal Capital High, FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, on an amended one-count charge bordering on cheating.
The count reads
"That you, Osahon Scott (aka Gen. Sgt. Major John Rossi) sometime in 2018 in Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, did attempt to commit cheating by posing as United States Gen. Sgt. Major John Rossi an American soldier deployed to Afghanistan on peace keeping mission and fraudulently induced one Li Sufung to deliver the sum of 20, 000 Yuan (Twenty Thousand Yuan), that the money is payment for cost of non inspection of certificate, a claim which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320(a) of the Penal Code Law Cap 532 Laws of the Federation (1990) Abuja and punishable under Section 95 of the same Act."
Based on a plea bargain document signed with the prosecution on March 4th and brought to court, pursuant to Section 270 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA 2015, he pleaded "guilty" to the charge.
Prosecuting counsel, Deborah Ademu-Eteh, thereafter, urged the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, while considering the plea bargain.
Defence counsel, Ochumba Kingsley, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, appealing to the court to "put into consideration that the defendant has been consistent with his custody terms; his health status of being a peptic ulcer patient; a surviving son of a single mother, an aging grandfather and a young man with a bright future ahead who is remorseful of his actions".
While adjourning to March 19, 2019 for sentencing, Justice Bature ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kuje Prison.
Ochumba applied for administrative bail for his client, but it was not granted by the court.

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By Moses Jefferson

Brooklyn Paper

We did it for the kids!

Indeed, local youngsters were the through line in this week’s all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio, on which co-hosts Anthony Rotunno and Johnny Kunen took a deeper dive into stories unfolding across the borough that put children front and center.

Our co-hosts first welcomed reporter Kevin Duggan, who zipped to the studio straight from an event hosted by District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, where he laid out his so-called Justice 2020 initiative that aims to eliminate the trend of incarceration-as-first-resort in Kings County.

The scheme in part calls for a reduction in prosecution of so-called school-based offenses in order to divert young people from the criminal-justice system — which Gonzalez said for too long encouraged the jailing of individuals who could be appropriately punished without spending time behind bars, according to Duggan.

“The main thing was to avoid people being sent to jail,” Duggan said. “It’s basically what he calls a progressive approach to criminal justice.”

Reporter Colin Mixon then joined the hosts to remind listeners of officials’ call to vaccinate their children, after 21 new victims contracted the measles virus when leaders of a Williamsburg yeshiva allowed a sick, pre-symptomatic kid to attend class.

“Within the past month or two, a single yeshiva has been home to more than twenty cases alone,” he said.

Mixon then pivoted to another developing saga on his beat — residents’ growing chorus of calls for a dominatrix to flee the sexual-education space she operates inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant residential unit, one neighbor of which claimed draws “creepy” clientele who could simply snatch a hapless child from the street one day.

“I always thought the worst kind of neighbor would be a drummer,” Johnny mused after hearing of the Bdsm battle waged by the dom’s neighbors.

Reporter Julianne McShane closed the broadcast’s hard-news segment by joining the hosts to discuss a new bill up in Albany that would bring 750 school-zone speed cameras to city streets if passed. The legislation, proposed by Bay Ridge state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, would preserve and massively expand the speed-camera program — which briefly powered down last summer when state pols failed to pass legislation to extend it beyond its original expiration date — that proponents claim saves lives, and opponents blast as another way for lawmakers to take cash from taxpayers’ pockets.

“The bill would authorize the city to install up to 750 cameras, and would also change the scope of how they operate — cameras would be on longer, from 6am to 10am, and could be placed within a quarter-mile radius around the school, instead of just on the block,” McShane said.

To wrap it all up, Arts Editor Bill Roundy again visited the studio to share his list of can’t-miss events — for all ages! — coming up in the borough of Kings.

Tune in now to hear it all — and don’t forget to stream the latest episode of our sister Power Women podcast when you’re done.

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          Podcast Ubuntu Portugal: S01E25 – Descentralização!      Cache   Translate Page      

Neste episódio falamos sobre as habituais noticias sobre o Universo Ubuntu e temos como tema principal o software descentralizado e o fediverso, o que é, como utilizar e quais as suas vantagens. Já sabes, ouve, subscreve e partilha!

  • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/16.04.6
  • https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/03/ubuntu-19-04-mascot-disco-dingo-art
  • https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/03/linux-kernel-5-0-released-this-is-whats-new
  • https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-tweak-tool-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux
  • https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/call-for-testing-ubuntu-touch-ota-8-206
  • https://snyk.io/blog/top-ten-most-popular-docker-images-each-contain-at-least-30-vulnerabilities/
  • https://docs.ubuntu.com/security-certs/en/fips-faq
  • https://joinmastodon.org/
  • https://diasporafoundation.org/
  • https://matrix.org/blog/home/
  • https://nextcloud.com/
  • https://joinpeertube.org/en/
  • https://disroot.org/en
  • https://framasoft.org/en/
  • https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/02/26/ubuntu-eal2-certified
  • https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/
  • https://capsule8.com/blog/millions-of-binaries-later-a-look-into-linux-hardening-in-the-wild/
  • https://dot.kde.org/2019/02/20/kde-adding-matrix-its-im-framework
  • https://matrix.org/blog/2019/02/20/welcome-to-matrix-kde/
  • https://www.sylvia-ritter.com/
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          Elina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of THE THINGS WE DO      Cache   Translate Page      

Bill falls for Sarah, but she is married to Ted. Ted might be a good match for Alice - who is married to Bill. Elina de Santos directs a painfully funny look at modern relationships by former attorney general-turned-playwright Grant Woods. The world premiere of The Things We Do, presented by Never Dark Productions as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, opens on April 6, with performances continuing through May 12.

Once trust is broken, how do you get it back?

"The play has a light, comic, sexy feel at the beginning, which draws you in," says de Santos. "But then, because of the things people do, it gets darker and more real. It's fresh and surprising."

According to Woods, "I wanted to explore the situation a lot of couples find themselves in when they reach a certain point in life - people who are in their 40s or 50s and have many years invested in their relationships, but who now must decide whether to go forward or make a change."

One of Arizona's premier attorneys, Woods served as Arizona's Attorney General from 1991-1999. He was the first chief of staff to the late Senator John McCain and delivered the first eulogy at the Senator's memorial services.

"When I was an undergraduate at Occidental College, I knew I would become either a writer or a lawyer," Woods says. "About ten years ago, I realized that if I was ever going to do the writing thing, it was now or never."

Since then, Woods has penned a crime novel and two plays. His other play, Dear Senator, about a traditional conservative politician who strikes up a friendship with a progressive Latino activist, received a production in 2018 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. As a songwriter, Woods' songs have been recorded and performed by award-winning artists such as Francine Reed, Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Lawrence Zubia, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and E Street Band member Nils Lofgren. His columns and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, and he has been recognized by the Associated Press as Arizona's top radio show host. Mr. Woods is the founder of the Mesa Boys & Girls Club, the Mesa Education Foundation and the Mesa Arts Academy, one of Arizona's first successful charter schools. He has won top awards from the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Salvation Army, Children's Action Alliance and Chicanos Por La Causa. He was one of the lead negotiators in the states' lawsuit against Big Tobacco resulting in the largest civil settlement in history.

The production stars Blake Boyd (You Love That I'm Not Your Wife at The Players Theatre, NYC; upcoming film Lost Girls: Angie's Story) as Bill; Marlene Galan (Hostage and Church and State at iTheatre Collaborative, Phoenix; Dead Man's Cell Phone at Long Beach Playhouse; former newscaster at KCBS, KPNX and KSAZ) as Sarah; Liesel Kopp (recently seen at the Odyssey in Arsenic and Old Lace and in several Hollywood Fringe Festival productions including the award-winning Katy and Jennifer) as Alice; and Stephen Rockwell (former resident artist at A Noise Within, numerous productions at Actors Co-op, International City Theatre, Antaeus, Theatricum Botanicum and more) as Ted.

The creative team includes set designer Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, lighting designer Brian Gale, sound designer Christopher Moscatiello, costume designer Kate Bergh and casting director Michael Donovan. The production stage manager is Tempest Rockbell. Susan Segal produces and Seth Sulka is executive producer.

The Things We Do opens on Saturday, April 6, with performances thereafter taking place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 12. On Sunday, April 7 only, the performance will be at 5 p.m. with no 2 p.m. matinee. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, both at 8 p.m. All tickets are $35 (reserved seating) except opening night, which is $40. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and members of Actors Equity, SAG and AFTRA; call theater for details. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025. For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 x2 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com.


          Madrid, Milan, Manchester and... Marseille? Liverpool's 7 best Champions League away performances      Cache   Translate Page      
Liverpool head to Munich this week needing at least a score draw to progress past Bayern and into the Champions League quarter finals – and a change to their recent away formin Europe.Jurgen Klopp’s side have actually lost their last five Champions League games away from Anfield, including all three away group games this season, last season’s final in Kiev and the semi-final in Rome.Last season, Liverpool may have been stifled to draws in Moscow and Seville, but also enjoyed wins at Manchester City, Porto, Mariborand in the play-offs at Hoffenheim – so it’s not like Klopp’s side don’t know how to win away from home in Europe.Liverpool and famous European nights go hand in hand, but often the memories are of those under the lights on Merseyside. There have, though, been plenty of impressive results and performances away from Anfield in Europe for the Reds in the Champions League era...Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool (2008/09)One of the most memorable results for travelling Reds was their trip to Madrid in 2009 –a first-leg played out among rumours that Benitez was set to quitas manager after the game due to internal politics with owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. High up in the Bernabeu heavens, the travelling Kopites sang Rafa’s name incessantly during the second half.On the pitch, it was Yossi Benayoun who headed the only goal of the game with eight minutes remaining to inflict defeat on the Spanish champions. Buoyed from that victory, Benitez’s boys secured a comprehensive 4-0 win back at Anfield. He signed a new contract later that month.Inter Milan 0-1 Liverpool (2007/08)Entering the first knockout stage, Benitez’s side won 2-0 at home againstthe mighty Inter Milan – but faced a very different challenge against the Italian champions at San Siro.Yet Liverpool, having been to two of the last three finals in the competition, were determined to push on. The 1-0 victory arrived courtesy of Fernando Torres, and it felt as though Liverpool were unbeatable in Europe. It was these games that showed Benitez at his very best as a tactician.Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Liverpool (2004/05)When Liverpool visited Leverkusen in 2005, they had a ghost from their recent past to put to rest. In 2002, they crashed out of the Champions League quarter-finals at the Bay Arena, despite winning the home leg 1-0 and securing two away goals on the night.Gerard Houllier had famously said pre-match that his side were “10 games from greatness”. Instead, they went out 4-3 on aggregate.So when Rafa Benitez’s side returned to Leverkusen three years later, there were haunting memories for Reds fans. Thankfullythere were no further nightmares, and two goals from Luis Garcia in the first half were added to by Milan Baros in the second. Liverpool progressed comfortably, 6-2 on aggregate, on a night that helpedthe squad believethey could be a force in Europe under Benitez.This was also a tripmemorable for Rafa’s trip to a Cologne pub the night before the game, looking for somewhere to watch Chelsea’s match on television in a town swarming with Liverpool supporters. As the Reds gaffer explained: ”We tried to sneak in without anyone noticing, and I said to the first fan, 'Ssshhhhh be quiet'. But next thing the whole place erupted and everyone was singing ‘Rafa, Rafa Benitez'."Juventus 0-0 Liverpool (2004/05)Having won the quarter-final first leg 2-1 at Anfield, Liverpool needed a defensive performance of real quality to keep out a Juve side featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved.Despite having no Steven Gerrard due to suspension, Liverpool got the job done with a superb showing from centre-back duo Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher. Benitez’s tactics were perfect, and the wily Spaniard secured a clean sheet with a side containing Igor Biscan, Antonio Nunez and Djimi Traore – players who would go on to win the Champions League in Istanbul that season.PSV Eindhoven 0-3 Liverpool (2006/07)The season after the Reds’ Miracle of Istanbul, no such divine intervention was needed at the Philips Stadion, as a 3-0 victory was delivered in an efficient, composed manner that summed up Benitez’s management in Europe.Goals from Steven Gerrard, John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch made for an extremely comfortable quarter-final second leg back at Anfield a fortnight later against Ronald Koeman’s side.Marseille 0-4 Liverpool (2007/08)A similarly assured away performance arrived the following season in Marseille, when Benitez’s side needed a win in their final group game to progress from the group stage. The pressure was on, but Redsneedn’t have worried: in Europe at this time, Rafa’s sides delivered time after time.A stunning Steven Gerrard goal after just four minutes silenced a raucous French crowd at the Stade Velodrome, before Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel made it 4-0 on the night. A third Champions League semi-final in four seasons was to follow.Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (2017/18)Having disposed of champions-elect Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield, Klopp’s side were heavy favourites to progress from this quarter-final.But that didn’t mean the pressure wasn’t on, not leastafter Gabriel Jesus’s second-minute goal at the Etihad.Liverpool, though, produced arguably their best away performance under Klopp to come from behind and win 2-1 on the night – making it a cool 5-1 on aggregate. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were the scorers, with Salah’s a particular highlight: a team move cut apart the home side, ending with the Egyptian’s composed finish over Ederson in front of the travelling Reds.Tactically, Klopp got it spot on: switching Firmino to the left and Salah into a central role, and deploying Gini Wijnaldum as the holding midfielder. It'sa performance that Klopp will be reminding his players of again this week.NOW READ… Ranked! The 20 greatest Premier League sides by points totalNew features you’d love on FourFourTwo.com
          Dreaming Of The Ware      Cache   Translate Page      

"Carp Diem does not mean "fish of the day"- Author Unknown



My client and I were about to take our first step into the Ware River that afternoon in early May when we saw/heard this other angler leaving the water. "Be careful. I'm covered with ticks" was the warning. Weird, I saw him in the river a half hour before so how could he be covered with ticks? The Answer: Those weren't ticks crawling on him but a few dozen Quill Gordon nymphs!!!

Welcome to the Ware River!

This is a fly fishing river,period. To earn that label you must have great flows (dry fly and swinging soft hackles does it for me, bouncing heavy nymphs "not so much"), great great insect hatches and plenty of trout. The Ware is a fertile river by evidence of it's hatches and two hatches that you don't want to miss are the above mentioned Quill Gordon hatch and of course, the Hendricksons.

The Quill Gordon is similar to the Hendrickson but is a size smaller (think a size 12 compared to a size 14), doesn't swim to the surface before it sheds its skin and then flies away. It sheds its skin on the stream bottom and then rises to the surface as a mature insect. That may be why wet flies work so well during QG time!! It only has 2 tails  instead of 3 tails as compared to the Hendrickson and most other mayflies and that's the true give-a-way.
 


The Hendrickson follows the rules for emergence. Prime time for these insects is dependent on water temperatures but look for low 50's for the QG and mid 50's for it's bigger cousin.

There are a million imitations for these insects which is almost a million too many. A Quill Gordon soft hackle may be all that you need for the QC and that would include the spinner fall.  Take your pick for your Hendrickson flies. Remember, both insects get active in the morning, emerge by mid day or so and swarm by late afternoon and early evening.



                                                                                 photo by Thomas Ames Jr.

March Browns call the Ware home and you will see them by mid May right into early July. BWO say hello in September right through November especially on cloudy, cool days.

BTW, you will not run into any real crowds on this river and most of the time you will be fishing alone. That is because the Swift River is just down the road and that draws many away from the Ware. Maybe the river is too "rural" for some and they feel more comfortable and safe in a park-like setting such as the Swift or the Farmington. ( I say that because I was told that!!)

My experience is that the Ware will provide the first GOOD, reliable surface activity of any central/western Ma river!!!  Go fish it!

Spring Is Here

Ok, well almost!! This week should really kick off severe cases of cabin fever as the temperatures kiss 50 degrees. The Swift is very fishable above route 9 at 343 cfs.  That may change by Friday. Even the Millers is starting to behave at 452cfs. I bet those Fall stockers are really hungry by now!!!

Ken









          Long-term effects of ‘youthquake’ in spotlight      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Lincoln University As the 10-year anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes draws near, a Lincoln University academic is conducting the first in-depth study of the legacies of the spontaneous collective student action that took place in the aftermath of the disasters.13 March 2019 As the 10-year anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes draws near, […]
          AWS Architect - ACME Projects Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
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          3/13/2019: National News: Timeline for NZ tax changes may soften      Cache   Translate Page      
The timeline to change New Zealand’s tax laws before the election may be softening, as the Labour branch of the coalition Government tries to align with a set of ‘‘non-negotiables’’ laid out by NZ First leader Winston Peters. The Government is yet to...
          New Mexico Weighs America's First Government-Run Pot Shops      Cache   Translate Page      
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New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales and consumption.
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          Nagaland foresters undergo two-day training programme      Cache   Translate Page      
DIMAPUR, March 12 - State foresters underwent a two-day training course on enforcement of wildlife laws in Nagaland. They also received training to tackle wildlife crimes and trade, and on the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and simulation exercises in investigating crime scenes and drafting wildlife offence reports.
          Why the slow death of the value small car has begun      Cache   Translate Page      
City cars are about to be hit by huge changes in emissions regulations - and it could mean no more simple, cheap new cars

Contrary to what you may think, most motoring journalists don’t turn up an event like the Geneva motor show and just ask random questions that pop into their heads.

Alright, sometimes we might do that, but most of the time there’s some semblance of thought and research involved in deciding what to ask the industry's big cheeses.

A big topic on our agenda this year, alongside the usual electrification/autonomy/ 'don’t say the B-word' Brexit talk, was the future of small cars. I don’t mean small cars priced like bigger ones, such the Audi A1 and upcoming Honda Urban EV, I mean proper small cars: honest, simple, not over-endowed with technology or performance and, above all, cheap.

Industry figures have talked about the ever-slimming profit margins of such models for a few years now, and the exodus has already begun. Vauxhall won’t directly replace the Adam and Viva, the Renault Twingo has been axed from the UK and the future of the Toyota Aygo/Peugeot 108/Citroën C1 trio isn’t looking good.

But it was Volkswagen’s sales and marketing boss, Jürgen Stackmann, who said what many execs won't admit: emissions laws will kill off city cars as we know them.

By next year all volume car makers must have a range CO2 emission average of below 95g/km. The VW Up already exceeds that under the new WLTP regime, so it’s either go all-electric (and significantly up the price) or send in the executioner.

That will be a crying shame. Cars like the Up are what most people should be driving: ingenious packaging means small exterior dimensions and yet genuine space for four inside, crash safety is now as good as anything else and they’re nowhere near as noisy, tinny and basic as they were even a decade ago. And some can still be bought on monthly payments costing less than a high-end phone contract.

They’re also huge fun at normal speeds. I recently spent time behind the wheel of the newly turbocharged Kia Picanto and found it far more enjoyable to drive than something like a performance SUV. It’s got enough power to entertain but not too much that you can’t wring it out without fear for your licence, and the size makes it perfect to chuck down even the narrowest of B-roads without fear for your door mirrors. 

Cars like the Up and Picanto make you stop and think: do we really need anything else? I certainly don’t, when all is said and done. 

But if city cars become high-end, battery-laden fashion accessories with the price tag to match, what’s the point? No young driver will be able to insure one, for starters. And why would your aunt spend £30k on something in which she'll drive four miles to the supermarket once a week? Small, light and simple was said to be the future of the motor car, but we’re suddenly moving away from that. 

Read more:

Geneva motor show 2019

Volkswagen Up review

Why Volkswagen wants firms to produce their own electric buggies

 

 


          Wells Fargo CEO draws bipartisan rebuke at tough House hearing      Cache   Translate Page      

As CEO Tim Sloan laid out his efforts to clean up the mess left from the bank’s scandals, lawmakers suggested regulators and other authorities should be harder on the firm, potentially forcing out more executives or bringing criminal charges.
          Applications are invited for Project Assistant at SGPGIMS      Cache   Translate Page      

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, is a Super-Speciality teaching and training Medical Institution, situated to the Southeast of Lucknow city on Lucknow-Raebareli Road, and is nearly 12 Km from the main (Charbagh) railway station, Lucknow Airport and city center (Hazratganj). From the railway station, private buses (route 3) run to the Institute at short intervals. Alternatively, pre-paid auto-rickshaws taxis are also available for travel to the Institute. The hospital is located nearly 1 Km from the Institute main gate and a regular free shuttle bus makes a to-and-fro trip every 10-15 minutes. The Institute has 1050 beds, including 146 intensive/high dependency beds. It has 24 operationtheaters with state of art facilities. It runs 115outpatient clinics of different specialties every week.

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          Is there even a case for Everton keeping Marco Silva now? The jury's out      Cache   Translate Page      
“In this business, you have to hold your nerve.” One of the most influential men on Merseyside football was talking. It wasn’t a reference to so-called bottlers or the stress that Liverpool’s title challenge confers. It was Farhad Moshiri, speaking last month. Or, to put it another way, a month after he said Everton’s league position was “just not good enough”. They were 11th then. They are 11th now.There are different types of pressure. Everton’s comes from mid-table underachievement. They have four remaining home games, three of which are against the top six. They have four wins in 17 league matches; in that time, 17 teams have more and only the doomed duo of Fulham and Huddersfield have fewer.Moshiri sacked Ronald Koeman after a run of one win in eight top-flight outings, and when his team had finished seventh five months earlier. His nerve is now being tested by Marco Silva.Blue educationEverton don’t want a reputation as the club who went from School of Science to School of Panic. They hoped their days as knee-jerk reactionaries ended when the increasingly reactionary Sam Allardyce was sacked.“Marco Silva is a talented coach but he's planning long-term,” Moshiri stated recently.Silva ticked boxes: young, ambitious, with an attacking style of football. He was a coach Everton wanted so much that they sacrificed last season with Allardyce’s caretaker reign, and paid Watford £4 million in compensation.Everton need continuity, not a hire-and-fire culture; a squad forged and finessed over several years of careful planning, not an expensive hotchpotch of a group cobbled together by different managers and powerbrokers.Yet the circumstances feel damning. Saturday felt very much like the end of Roberto Martinez’s reign, of the way his Everton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against West Ham in 2016. Once again, a 2-0 lead was transformed into a 3-2 loss. Everton’s summer decision threatens to be more awkward and more agonising.What now?Because the worst-case scenario is that Everton limp on before, amid more crowd unrest, they have another October sacking and another wasted year. And so an assessment beckons.It’s undeniable that Silva has made Everton more entertaining, more attack-minded and more prolific. There is a comparatively recent example of an undistinguished first year on Merseyside giving way to an infinitely superior second: Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. There is the example that Estoril progressed in Silva’s second and third campaigns, even if it has to be set against the fact that he hasn’t lasted into a sophomore season anywhere else; the long-term plans are in the hands of a short-term specialist.There would be reputational and financial damage from sacking Silva, with another pay-off and another manager wanting to sign his own players.But there’s a cost even to keep the current squad, given that Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma are only on loan and their purchase prices could amount to £50 million. It feels harder to justify when perhaps only Richarlison of Silva’s signings qualifies as a success; even then, though very gifted, he is an expensive, inconsistent and has just two goals against top-half opponents since the opening day.Bernard and Gomes have flattered to deceive, Lucas Digne has fared better going forward than in his own half, and the reality that Zouma has outperformed the £28 million Yerry Mina is worrying in itself.Soft centreThat remodelled rearguard has been breached far too often; that Everton have conceded the most set-piece goals in the division speaks to a failure of their zonal-marking system; that Gomes leaves the back four unprotected and Idrissa Gueye overworked is a recurring problem.Everton kept successive clean sheets when the stylish Portuguese was benched. He was recalled at Newcastle and they conceded three. Style has been prioritised over substance and solidity.Tom Davies has been sidelined in the process. Silva has made noises about trusting young players, and such faith does tend to offer reason for reciprocation in a coach. But Davies figured more for Allardyce, Mason Holgate has been dispatched on loan to West Brom, Ademola Lookman has only been granted three Premier League starts and Dominic Calvert-Lewin feels underused for a player averaging a goal every 194 minutes (and the older Cenk Tosun overused for one every 467).Tosun’s underwhelming return is a theme. Theo Walcott has used his speed to regress rapidly. Jordan Pickford has had a troubled time after a stellar year. Seamus Coleman has fought admirably for fitness, but has rarely reached the levels he touched before injury. Gueye hasn’t recaptured the form he displayed in his first season at Goodison Park.It would be wrong to blame Silva for all of that but, coupled with Mina and Digne’s defensive difficulties and Bernard and Gomes’s lack of productivity, there’s scarcely a pattern of improvement an admired coach would want just as Everton, eighth last season, are in the bottom half now.Silva can point to players who have delivered more this season than last: Michael Keane, though not back to the standard he showed under Sean Dyche; Gylfi Sigurdsson, producing more goals after being installed in his best position, even if his performances were arguably consistently better under Swansea’s unholy trinity of Francesco Guidolin, Bob Bradley and Paul Clement; Richarlison, who didn’t score for Watford after his mentor’s dismissal.Future promise?Yet Everton offer the sense of untapped potential and of expenditure not being reflected in results. That doesn’t help a manager’s cause; it offers the question if someone else could extract more, much as Javi Gracia has done at Vicarage Road.Silva’s past can be held against him, and not merely by Hornets fans. His spells at Hull, Watford and Everton have had common denominators, of fine starts followed by relapses in results, albeit in wildly different circumstances.So the evidence may be unflattering. Managers can be sustained by a promise of progress in transitional seasons and Silva has to offer a brighter future when, by the owner’s own admission, the present is unsatisfactory.There is no doubt that, unlike with Allardyce, Everton’s preference is to stick with him. But if the truism is that managers need time, Moshiri has been reluctant to give it to those he has deemed the wrong choices. And while Silva could be championed or condemned, there are reasons to argue either case. It’s not just about Moshiri’s nerve, but his judgement.New features you’d love on FourFourTwo.com
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Two gay men are running for Congress in the country of Guatemala.

General elections are happening in Guatemala this year, and the political race is rampant with conversation about corruption in the executive branch. In addition, rampant poverty has forced several citizens to emigrate out of the country.

Plus, a new bill called Initiative 5272 was introduced to the country’s Congress in an attempt to “protect the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, freedom of conscience and expression and the right of parents to guide their children in the area of sexuality.” 

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