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From Newspeak to Nonspeak

General elections don’t happen very often so it’s odd that this one should be so dull. The campaign has slipped from the headlines and radio presenters have even taken to reassuring listeners it will soon be over. 584 more words

Thinking

Is Capital Punishment the Ultimate Form of Justice?

“For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they would greet me with cries of hate.” 2,426 more words

Philosophy

"Thought for Food" / Memorable Fancies #1188

[“Tribes of dogs assemble in the city and eat away at the ideas.” – Albert Camus]

     Inspired by what we caught our dogs doing, we now create meals of ideas, main courses, desserts – we gobble them down so they will no longer exist except as something we’ve voided long ago, ideas we found troubling, indigestible. 45 more words

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Om-norm-norm

Hey everyone! Let’s pretend that we want to open up a shop in a mall, shall we? The most important question is what do we want to sell? 1,681 more words

English

April Bi-Weekly Wrap-Up #2

As I mentioned in my previous bi-weekly wrap-up, I’m considering posting about the books I read every two weeks instead of every month. Let’s face it, people are less likely to read a monstrous wrap-up post! 686 more words

Quarantined Soul: A Look at Captivity, Rebellion, and Absurdity in Albert Camus’ The Plague

Griffin Suber, May 7, 2014

There’s a saying, actually more of a butchered quote, in the United States that goes, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.” It serves as a reminder that certain intrinsic human rights, such as freedom and independence, are not worth forfeiting to any threat. 3,213 more words

Quarantine

NaPoWriMo Days 27-30....finished!

And with this post the month-long poetry challenge is finished. Finals are still not over, but after Tuesday they will be. What a month.

For Day 27: 567 more words

Poetry