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Silenced Hearts (Sacred)

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"Murke's Collected Silences" (Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen) is a short story by Heinrich Böll, first published in the Frankfurter Hefte in 1955 and in English in 1963. The story examines the relationship between the generations in post-war Germany and the country's post-war surge in religious belief. Synopsis  The Murke of the title is a psychology graduate whose first job is as editor for the Cultural Department at Broadcasting House. Everything irritates him about the building:…

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Gardening in the Asphalt, Reprised

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(Photo courtesy ynefesh.com.) I borrowed the title, format and questions used in this post from Jo Bucklin's 2013 post "Gardening in the Asphalt."  The answers are mine, informed by many conversations with Sara Cromwell and Sarah Owens.  -- Michael   Your chapter recently completed a project that took a lot of work and ended abruptly. What was the project? From January 2015 until November 2018, we worked as volunteers at KMUZ, a local non-profit community radio station.  We manned…

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Re: FU5ER.D0S

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CULTURE +++ KINSHIP +++ INTERNATIONALISM +++[AVIUM]  "The general population doesn't know what's happening; and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." -#Noamsayn  "Because this is where shit gets absurd. The future; Will; Turn us ALL; into Miley Cyrus." -#PunxOutNutsDef    "Well, shit, Newtopia's here; [oder so]; Mankind won; [oder so]; Let's just stop reading and listening and-and-and-and-end here and go celebrate; Motherfucker; [oder so]" -[SPOILER]#ChrisDiesAtTheEnd …

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Change Team and Same Team

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This is for those who think there is something wrong with the way we live, believe it can be fixed, and are doing what they can to fix it. For these, this is something to consider. In the name of simplicity, let’s pretend there are two teams. There is the change team and there is the same team. The change team wants change. The same team wants to keep things the same. Let’s also assume at eighteen years of age you get to choose a team. And yes, if you decide not to choose you are defaulted…

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Reparations are misleading

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I recently shared an idea on facebook that I thought I would share here.  There has recently been a lot more talk in the US about reparations for brown people. (Yes, I use the terms brown and peach instead of black and white as black and white immediately conjours up diametrical imagery in the mind and fosters division). The reparations argument is another way of misleading...their money means their system. Usage of their money represents their ownership. Demanding more of their money only…

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IOPS Salem Chapter Meeting #40

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In attendance on March 23: Cheri Tebeau, Michael Tom, Michael Livingston, Sarah Owens, Sara Cromwell Absent: Jaqui Eicher, Elliott Lapinel Discussed: the usual plus Julia's course of study in marine biology. Dues were collected.  Next meeting May 18 (not March 23, as was initially reported). 

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AI | 42

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FFF#42 +++ CULTURE +++ ECONOMY +++ POLITICS +++ OPINION +++ DISCUSSION +++   “Never confuse people with how you are doing it, when you can confuse them with what you are doing.” +++      HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED)  AI | Artificial Intelligence  ### Intro “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk // –“I'm the operator with my pocket calculator; I am adding; and subtracting; I'm controlling; and composing. By pressing…

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