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Postby Nordic » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:59 pm

"If we could read the secret history of those we would like to punish, we would find in each life, a sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all our hostility." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"He who wounds the ecosphere literally wounds God" -- Philip K. Dick
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Postby MinM » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:06 pm

Truth is as beautiful as poetry ...





and people fucking hate poetry.

the big short
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Postby Cordelia » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:58 am

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald ~
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Postby Cordelia » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:20 pm

" I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself."

~ D. H. Lawrence ~

"Men! The only animal in the world to fear."

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Postby Elihu » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:36 am

Our civilized world is nothing but a great masquerade. You encounter knights, parsons, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, priests, philosophers and a thousand more: but they are not what they appear - they are merely masks.... Usually, as I say, there is nothing but industrialists, businessmen and speculators concealed behind all these masks. - jwells

25Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because we are members one of another; 26be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath, 27neither give place to the devil; 28whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
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Postby Cordelia » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:52 pm

The moon an ungripped scythe

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Postby Cordelia » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:22 pm

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past."
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"The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new."

~ Samuel Beckett ~
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:19 am

Seven percent. Imagine it.

Trevor Bastard 2000 ‏@OhMyDecades 2 hours ago.

Pre-Thatcher the average council housing rent was 7% of UK average income.

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Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:48 pm

The crocuses and the larch turning green every year a week before the others and the pastures red with uneaten sheep's placentas and the long summer days and the new-mown hay and the wood-pigeon in the morning and the cuckoo in the afternoon and the corncrake in the evening and the wasps in the jam and the smell of the gorse and the look of the gorse and the apples falling and the children walking in the dead leaves and the larch turning brown a week before the others and the chestnuts falling and the howling winds and the sea breaking over the pier and the first fires and the hooves on the road and the consumptive postman whistling The Roses Are Blooming in Picardy and the standard oil-lamp and of course the snow and to be sure the sleet and bless your heart the slush and every fourth year the February debacle and the endless April showers and the crocuses and then the whole bloody business starting over again.

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Postby Freitag » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:22 am

"It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn't drink the water in Mexico. Now cars are made in Mexico and you can't drink the water in Flint"

Donald Trump, speech in Flint, MI
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Postby Nordic » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:50 pm

"Electoral process in the US is a highly sophisticated tool to herd good people with good intentions into imperial framework of nefarious schemes."

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Postby Cordelia » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:14 pm

"It has been a long time since I believed in Reality. I prefer the loveliness and the terror of my subjective experiences to those coldly scientific explanations which in the long run turn out to be no more real, and far less fun, than my own fantasies and musings."

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Postby Nordic » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:40 am

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

A meme on Instagram.
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:45 pm

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- John Aubrey (in his Brief Life of Edward de Vere).
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Postby identity » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:27 pm

At Passy, the king’s investigators knew they had glimpsed a phenomenon
that went beyond debunking Mesmer, even beyond the
healing arts. Their report lingered on imagination as an “active
and terrible power,” with otherworldly and spooky overtones.
“The effects strike all the world,” they wrote of it, while “the cause
is enveloped in the shades of obscurity.”

Ironically, these learned men balanced their aversion to imagination
with a hearty appetite for speculation. Imagination was
not just the enemy of reason, they concluded, but a fomenter of rebellion.
“The multitude are governed by the imagination,” they
wrote to the king. “It has been usual to forbid numerous assemblies
in seditious towns as a means of stopping a contagion so
easily communicated.”*

*If the specter of a wild-eyed, imagination-addled citizenry wasn’t enough to scare the king
of a restive nation, the commissioners had a second, secret report guaranteed to unsettle
him as the husband of a restive wife. This secret report suggested that mesmerists were
bringing women to orgasm, which the commissioners considered a grave threat to
France’s moral fiber. Much like the threat of imagination- kindled rebellion, they warned,
“there is nothing to prevent the convulsions in this case from becoming habitual, from producing
an epidemic transmitted to future generations.”

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