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"Martin Buber and Martin Heidegger in Dialogue" by  Paul Mendes-Flohr. Source: The Journal of Religion , Vol. 94, No. 1 (January 2014), pp. 2-25. Published by: The University of Chicago Press Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/
Topics: Buber, Heidegger, Paul Mendes-Flohr, religion
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"Buber on Nietzsche" by Ulrich Baer, NYRB , 
Topics: Ulrich Baer, Friedrich Nietsche, Beyond Good and Evil
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Nov 17, 2022
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Teachers Notes for This All Come Back Now (2022), University of Queensland Press, edited by Mykaela Saunders.
Topics: Aboriginal people, speculative fiction, teaching plans
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Nov 11, 2022
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Is Islam Hostile to Science? Nat Geo piece in which Newton is ridiculed for  SPOILER
Topics: Newton, Leibniz, Hooke, Scienc, gravity
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A LA Times interview with Mike Davis that illuinates his thinking and life.
Topics: Mike Davis, politics, activism
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TV Script: The Old Man (2022), Season 1, Episode 6.
Topics: The Old Man, Jeff Bridges, CIA, Afghnistan
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Oct 29, 2022
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The Old Man by Thomas Perry. Source of the streaming series starring Jeff Bridges.
Topics: Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
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Oct 26, 2022
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This Book Will Blow Your Mind by New Scientist.  This is a collection of sci-tech breakthroughs and amazing info that read together will wow you.
Topics: sci-tech, inventions
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Oct 16, 2022
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excerpt from The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg.  In Chapter 11 and 12 he owns up to a certain degree of culpability for, as he puts it, " greasing the skids" toward the Crisis.
Topics: Ellsberg, Cuban Missile Crisis
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Oct 12, 2022
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NYer article where the writer reports from the streets of protesting groups.
Topics: antofa, cops
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Sep 28, 2022
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Tom and Viv (1994). Starring Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson. One take on the doomed marriage of TS Eliot and his bride, Vivienne.
Topics: TS Eliot, The Waste Land
LRB Richard Poirier, "In the Hyacinth Garden," a review of Painted Shadow: A Life of Vivienne Eliot by Carole Seymour-Jones. Constable, 702 pp., £9.99, September 2002, 1 84119 636 3
Topics: Vivienne Eliot, TS Eliot
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TS Eliot's The Wasteland (Norton Annotated, 2001).Excellent resource for understanding the many collage-like allusions in the legendary poem.
Topics: TS Eliot, modernism, objective correleative
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In These Times: How To Tell Stories That Change The World. An Hour and a Half of excellent discussion about the state of the world and the journalism that covers it. 46 Anniversary and Celebration. See accompanying transcript.
Topics: In These Times, Journalism
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NYT "ISIS Is a Disgrace to True Fundamentalism" (9/3/2014).  Zizek softly dealt with after charges of self-plagiarism were issued by "the paper of record."  HIs stuff came from a book he wrote, so the exclusive op-ed blurb from a philosopher's mind was not exclusive, as they thought they were paying for. Twofer plagiarism -- paid by the book publisher AND the NYT for the same material.  Like at school if you turn in an A paper for Biology for anther course in Anatomy,...
Topics: Zizek, NYT, ISIS
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Journalist Craig Unger writes in a new TMI book about Trump that not only was he a Russian spy, and an Epstein 'friend', but that also he was a notorious pre-mature ejaculator when ogling the pre-mature.
Topics: Trump, Unger, ejaculation
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September Haaretz piece revealing Israel's secret erasure of the Green Line they agreed upon in 1949 that, after the the Six Day war in 1967, the Israelis ignored and began expanding -- perhaps as a present to themselves for winning the short war. 
Topics: Green Line, Israel, Palestine, Mandatory Palestine
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The much anticipated housing bust appears to be coming on the horizon, although this one, unlike in 2008, seems to be worrying established homeowners who are on tight budgets and could break with rate hikes, rather than the outright fraud that brought the US to its knees just as Obama entered the White House in time to save the day with the TARP bail out.
Topics: housing, mortgages, Wall Street
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Sep 11, 2022
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The biopic of TS Eliot and his wife Vivien Haigh, who suffered "women's problems" and was relegated to  mental asylum where she spent 11 years before dying of a heart attack. The film explores (kinda) the tragedy of the situation and how it nay have affected his literary career.  Stars Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson.
Topics: TS Eliot, Vivienne Haigh, poetry Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson
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Aug 19, 2022
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excerpt from Gideon Defoe's An Atlas of Extinct Countries (2020). Fun read, but also disturbing, the come and go, I mean.
Topics: Formosa, Chnea, Taiwan
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Aug 19, 2022
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Countries live and die. Cultures, too, if you are not caredul. Gideon Defoe describes how in this nifty little read of countries that have disappeared and why.
Topics: Gideon Defoe, extinction
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Aug 18, 2022
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STAT report on Longevity.
Topic: longevity
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Aug 13, 2022
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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  The one page summary of the 700 page tome. The nitty grits.
Topics: inflation reduction, Biden, climate change
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Aug 10, 2022
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excerpt from G ough Whitlam : His Time by Jenny Hocking, page 55.  Here Hocking discusses Whitlam's dismay at US Christmas bombing of North Vietnam and its immoral and criminal intent.
Topics: Jenny Hcking, Whitlam, war
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excerpt from Gough Whitlam: His Time (2012).by Jenny Hocking.  The author explains how Whitlam's distaste for perceived CIA influence in the Aussie government and the mission at Pine Gap bothered him, and there is an implication that it may have influenced the decision by the Governor-General John Kerr to dissolve parliament and hold new elections.
Topics: Whitlam, NIxon, CIA
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Aug 9, 2022
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MIT Press.  Tomorrow's Parties by Jonathan Strahan (2022)
Topics: MIT Press, Strahan, science fiicton
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Aug 9, 2022
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Lapham's Quarterly VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 4 JUNE / JULY 2022: EDUCATION.
Topics: Lewis Lapham, education
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Aug 9, 2022
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STAT Report  on Longevity.  Science is looking into how some of us can live longer.  What population growth problem.
Topics: aging, longevity, rich people
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Aug 7, 2022
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Daniel Ellsberg describes, in The Doomsday Machine, the US plan to nuke China when/if it nukes Russia -- even if it's not at war with them.
Topics: Ellsberg, China, Russia, murder, war crime
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Aug 7, 2022
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David Rosenberg in Haaretz makes the case that China is the real problem. America knows it cannot compete with its system.
Topics: China, USA, economics
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Aug 7, 2022
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Ruchir Sharma, investor and columnist for the Financial Times. Excerpted from Has Chna Won> by the former Singapore ambassador to the UN, and president of the UN Security Council from 2001-2, Kishore Mahbubani. 
Topics: US, China, global reserve currency
The story of the incredible rivalry between the best defending center in the NBA, Bill Russell, and the best offensive player, Wilt Chamberlain.
Topics: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain
NYT piece skeptically reviewing the Trump claim that a vaccine for Covid-19 would be available within months.
Topics: Covid-19, Trump, NYT
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Jun 30, 2022
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George Carlin's bestselling book filled with his gags and anecdotes and deconstructive philosophy.
Topics: comedy, love, humanity
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Article by Patrick Radden Keefe that relays the alleged dodgy motivation of thee CIA agent who stole terabytes of data known as Vault 7 and submitted them to Wikileaks, where they were published to great outrage by the CIA.
Topics: CIA, Vault 7, Keefe
Julian Assange lays out his ethics here.  Cypherpunks. 
Topics: Assange, ethical hacking
Elon Musk's Tesla is on a downward spiral and it has meaning for the electric car industry as a whole.
Topics: Musk, electric cars, tesla
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Jun 9, 2022
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Johnny the Walrus (2021) by Matt Walsh.  The author, a religious-oriented conservative, takes umbrage at the imposition of legal staus of transgender people at the expense of people who don't want to change their family values.
Topics: matt walsh, sex, gender
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Jun 9, 2022
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What Is A Woman? (2022).  Matt Walsh asks. How far, he wants to know, should we go to protect trans lives over the mainsteam?  Shuld we allow men who identify as women to go naked in female locker rooms, even if the "women" there are uncomfortable with dealing with a male's dangling ganglia?  Are trans people fantasists who've taken moral relativism too far and now want to protection under the law.... Matt asks...no me... I hate Putin.
Topics: transgender, sex, gender, Kinsley, Money
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Apr 24, 2022
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Chinese production of thee Buddha's life (1961)
Topics: China, Buddha
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BBC production. The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha (2010)
Topics: Buddha, Siddhartha, documentary
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Apr 24, 2022
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Wayfarers Songs for Buddhist vibing.
Topics: Buddhist songs, wayfarers
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Apr 24, 2022
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ThoughtAudio text of Siddhartha t accompany audiobook. Full Text. Modern translation.
Topics: audiobook, ThoughtAudio, Hesse, Siddhartha, Buddha
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Apr 24, 2022
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Thought Audio production of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
Topics: Hesse, audiobook, Siddhartha
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Apr 24, 2022
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922). This Penguin Edition 2008, with Paul Coelho introduction.
Topics: Hesse, Siddhartha, Buddha
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Apr 24, 2022
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Alternative musical western version of Siddhartha  (1971) with Don Johnson in a starring role.
Topics: Siddhartha, Don Johnson, Buddhism
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Apr 24, 2022
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Film version of Siddhartha (1972). Weak on lyricism but a good way to pick on the actual environment Siddhartha (and the Buddha) would have traversed in the lifetime.
Topics: Buddha, Siddhartha, Ganges, Kamala, Govinda
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Apr 24, 2022
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Hermann Hesse paper written to express his dismay at the prevailing attitude toward war, which led to his being rebuked by fellow Germans who saw nationalistic fervor as the only state of character for a good German.
Topics: Hesse, O Freunde, world war I
Haaretz artcle dated March 21, 2022. "Ukrainians Saved Jews in the Holocaust? Fact-checking Zelenskyy's Knesset Speech Zelenskyy, in his address to Israeli lawmakers, made a number of claims about Ukraine and the Holocaust — but some of them are not quite accurate"
Topics: Israel, Zelensky, Ukraine
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Mar 30, 2022
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Global Trends 2040. Think tank summary of things to come. Acknowledges that democracy is kaput but may be reborn by 2040, America leading the way. The shape of things to come. But HG said to find an opiate for the end in his last book just before the drop of the Bomb on Hiroshima.
Topics: democracy, aitocracy, changes ahead
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CBS Report "Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power' during speech in Poland" By Kathryn Watson, Sophie Reardon.
Topics: CBS, Putin, Biden
Biden speech to 82 Airborne on March 25, 2022. Rzeszów, Poland. 
Topics: regime change, Biden
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Politico. "‘The President Was Not Encouraging’: What Obama Really Thought About Biden." August 14, 2020.
Topics: Obama, Buden
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Mar 24, 2022
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Hulu TV series, The Great (2020 -). Season 1, Ep. 1 script. from The Script Lab. 
Topics: The Great, Catherine the Great, Peter III
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Mar 15, 2022
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Haaretz op-ed that argues that China, not Russia is the real competition for the US.  3/15/22. "Ukraine War: Putin Is Dangerous, but China Is the West's Real Enemy" by David Rosenberg.
Topics: USA, Russia, China
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Donald Trump interview with Maggie Haberman and David Sanger. NYT. March 27, 2016.
Topics: Trump. NYT, NATO, Europe, Foreign Policy
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Mar 14, 2022
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Overextending and Unbalancing Russia , a 2019 RAND brief summary of a report.
Topics: RAND, Russia, USA, Cold War, cost-imposing options
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Mar 6, 2022
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Feb 27, 2022
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6 G White Paper.. 1 Thz.
Topics: 6G, internet, quantum, AI
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MIT Review looks at alleged Russian hacking. Probably as a way to deflect from their own.
Topics: Russia, hacking, CIA hacking, NSA hacking
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Feb 21, 2022
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Excerpt from the 9/11 Commission Report, Chapter 8, "The System Was Blinking Red." pp. 256-265
Topics: 9/11, Commission Report, CIA, FBI
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Feb 15, 2022
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Introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Oxford Edition (1996).
Topics: Twain, Morrison, race, word
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Feb 13, 2022
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Lapham's Quarterly Summer 2018. WATER.
Topics: water, lapham's
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Feb 10, 2022
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Lapham's Quarterly. Summer 2018. WATER Issue.
Topics: water, lapham, histiry, culture
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Feb 10, 2022
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This is an audio excerpt from the memoir N. by JH Harris. It is 5 minutes long. The narrator is Terence Kidd. The full audiobook is available at Audible.com (30 days free trial subscription: so you can download the book and cancel before 30 days are up).
Topics: CRT, the N word, James Henry Harris
3 U.S. Code § 15 - Counting electoral votes in Congress. This is a sticking point of interpretation -- a loophole -- ripe for exploitation.
Topics: loophole, electoral vote
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How the presidential election can be stolen through reassigning electoral college votes, and how it might work in 2024.  The NYT goes back to the origins of the 1887 law and how badly it is written.
Topics: Electoral College, 1887, Democracy
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Feb 7, 2022
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On 16 December 2021, eleven organisation from four Nordic countries issued a joint appeal—the Nordic Appeal— calling for protection from the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation. The Appeal states: In recent years, human exposure to pulsed microwave radiation from wireless technology has increased exponentially. The increase is mainly a result of the expansion of 4G + and 5G as well as an increased amount of consumer products based on technology that emits microwave radiation. In...
Topics: 5G, electromagnetic radiation poisoning, microwaves
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Feb 6, 2022
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Excerpt from Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden.
Topics: Hunter Biden, memoir
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Feb 6, 2022
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Excerpt from page 161 of The Bidens by Ben Schreckinger. 
Topics: Schreckinger, The Bidens, biography
DNA recognition. Oh, the quantum era's gonna be fun. 
Topics: quantum, dna facial recognition, dystopia
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The Water Issue from Lapham's Quarterly Summer 2018.
Topics: water, Lapham's Quarterly, paen, climate change
How Congress gave away social security funds to wealthy investors and re-defined Trust Fund.
Topics: Trust Fund, Social Security, privatization
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Full Science magazine report on the DARPA's modification program, Insect Ally, which would use synthetic viruses to "treat" agro. The article questions the efficacy of the plan.
Topics: agro, synthetic viruses, DARPA
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abstract from Science magazine detailing DARPA plans to seed ago with modified synthetic viruses.
Topics: darpa, agro, synthetic viruses
DARPA inspired plant spraying. Why?
Topics: synthetic viruses, DARPA, agriculture
A remembrance of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism.  One more thing we could use to boost our spirits in the omg fight ahead.
Topics: Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalism, 60s
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Jan 30, 2022
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NLR 132 November-December 2021.
Topics: NLR, politics, progressivism, democracy
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Jan 30, 2022
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The AI   Sublime by Julian Stallabrass in the New Left Review. November-December 2021.
Topics: New Left, Stallabrass, sublime, AI
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Jan 29, 2022
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Greek and Armenians living in peace when the Ottomans come along and fuck things up, oppressing the Greeks, but annihilating the Armenians.
Topics: Kazan, America America, emigration
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One of the most beautifully written (even if  a bit over the top) observations of the porno element of capitalist desire.
Topics: Nabakov, Lolita, Humbert Humbert
100 years of censorship.
Topics: Ulysses, James Joyce, censorship
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Jan 27, 2022
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The SSA Trust fund explained briefly by WSJ.
Topics: SSA, payroll tax, trust fund, obama
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A brief account of the so-called Social Security Trust funds -- what makes them "trust funds" and how such funds can be depleted by other government agencies if they are earmarked for retirement and disability pensions paid for by citizens through payroll deductions over the years.  STILL RELEVANT SUBJECT
Topics: SSA, Trust Funds
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Humans are to blame for eveything. It's official.
Topics: viruses, spillovers, disease, sixth extinction
This NYT piece describes the feedback loop that occurs when humans infect animals with viruses and it circulates and becomes more virile and when it inevitably spills over again back into the human population its novel and almost unsolvable. Scary, as the author contends.
Topics: spillover, viruses, infection loops
The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner. Asner will be missed for his right at 'em political confrontationalism against the moronic Right.
Topics: Asner, democracy, bill of rights
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"Russia and Iran Sign Military Cooperation Agreement" by Haaretz and AP.  Russian and Iran sign a military agreement that will allow Iran to purchase military equipment and arms. This is definitely a posture hostile to US and Israeli interests in the region.
Topics: Haaretz, Israel, US, Iran, WWIII
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MIT Technology Review details how alleged recent Russian hacking activities could spread to the US and UK.  1/20/22
Topics: MIT Technolgy Review, cyberwarfare, Russians, Ukraine, NATO
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"US Allows Baltic NATO Members To Send Arms To Ukraine" by Michael R. Gordan.  WSJ, 1/20/22
Topics: NATO, Ukraine, BIden, WWIII
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Jan 22, 2022
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The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg. 
Topics: Ellsberg, Doomsday, WWIII
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Jan 22, 2022
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The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg. Excerpt regarding what Ellsberg saw as the real desire of war planners and generals after WWII.
Topics: Ellsberg, WWII, nukes, Japan, LeMay
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Jan 22, 2022
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The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg (2019). Excerpt pp.185-195.
Topics: Ellsberg, Russia, USA, nukes
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Jan 20, 2022
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Global Trends 2040.
Topics: global trends, future studies
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Amir Oren. Opinion piece. Haaretz 1/20/22. America’s Wild 'World War III' Plan for Iran, and Israel’s Part in It
Topics: Amir Oren, Haaretz, Israel, Iran, WWIII
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Jan 19, 2022
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The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson, The screenplay.
Topics: The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson, screenplays
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Jan 17, 2022
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MIT Technology Review January-February 2022. The Water Edition.
Topics: water, technology, crisis
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Jan 16, 2022
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excerpt from The New Digital Age (2013) by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. Originally this tome was titled The Empire of the Mind .
Topics: digital stim, eric schmidt, Joel Cohen, holograph
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Jan 14, 2022
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Roman Polanki's film version of Ariel Dorfman's play, Death and the Maiden (1994).
Topics: Polanski, Death of a Maiden, Cervantes, Ariel Dorfman
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Jan 12, 2022
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Death and the Maiden (199) by Ariel Dorfman. A Play.
Topics: Ariel Dorfman, Play, fascism, freedom, democracy