As I see it, the election this coming November is between Hannibal Lector and Ed Gein.
Two awful choices.

I am in one of those "I Uate Technology" moods. So I will be gone for a bit.

Something to think about. Not too serious. Nothing like watching University recruiting videos.

"the outpouring of misplaced online sentimentality for Cuba’s international medical brigades is further evidence that the Left is too busy cosplaying the Cold War to formulate a serious alternative to the status quo. "

An interesting piece by David Cole titled "LGBTQ and the Ancient Celtic Church"

"It may surprise you to know that it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that any bible translated arsenokoites into the English word ‘homosexual’."

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Borderlands is more than a store, it's a community hub for readers and writers, and has done so much to support the sf writers you love. It's where we launched my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

The shelter-in-place order's exemption for "essential businesses" has meant that for many of us, Amazon is the only way to get books during the lockdown. Here's a way to fight that monopolization of our culture. Please consider supporting them and other indie booksellers.


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Bad news – The CDC believes my type of beard is a threat.
Good news – The CDC has given me an excuse to live out my dream of looking like Frank Zappa.

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If you ever feel sad just remember that when the British invaded India and wanted to get rid of all the snakes so they gave money to people to bring them a dead cobra and then people started to breed cobras to get money and once the government realized , they dropped the reward so everyone just released their cobras so basically they ended up with way more cobras than they started with

Off into the world of panic and fear. Back later.

Good Morning all. It is a balmy 26F, clear skies and 92% humidity. A gentle east wind at 3mph, and 30.06inHg. The high today is forecasted to be 45F with a 70% chance of rain tonight. The snow is melting quickly, so spring is getting close as the ground begins to thaw.

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Good dads don’t have to be fictional. We can make them real if we teach men to be compassionate and emotionally open sometimes.

I do believe that bad dad-ness is a product of toxic masculinity and it can be solved, like most (if not all) men’s issues, with feminism.

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Today, we need companies to step up by providing repair instructions, specifications, and technical aid to the global volunteer corps of makers and fixers who have given themselves over to helping us all weather this calamity.

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Rather than seeing himself as human because he could make economic calculations, the hunter insisted that being truly human meant refusing to make such calculations, refusing to measure or remember who had given what to whom, for the precise reason that doing so would inevitably create a world where we began "comparing power with power, measuring, calculating" and reducing each other to slaves or dogs through debt.

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The last line is something of an anthropological classic, and similar statements about the refusal to calculate credits and debits can be found through the anthropological literature on egalitarian hunting societies.

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"Up in our country we are human!" said the hunter. "And since we are human we help each other. We don't like to hear anybody say thanks for that. What I get today you may get tomorrow. Up here we say that by gifts one makes slaves and by whips one makes dogs."

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From Debt: The First 5000 Years, p.79
David Graeber, Melville House Publishing:Brooklyn, NY, 2011

[I]n the Danish writer Peter Freuchen's _Book of the Eskimo_. Freuchen tells how one day, after coming home hungry from an unsuccessful walrus-hunting expedition, he found one of the successful hunters dropping off several hundred pounds of meat. He thanked him profusely. The man objected indignantly:

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