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COVID-19
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News & Links
Jun 14Jun 14

Posted by JackPedigo
NPR announced the death of the cowboy poet, philosopher and former large animal vet Baxter Black. In the posting is a link ‘Why Not a court of average people (SCOTUS). ” There is a terrible tendency among the verbose to ...
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News & Links
Jun 7Jun 7

Posted by Lorajay
It seems that the more constraining a society the more heroes and heroines emerge. Several of my friends were able to attend the release of the Wilma Mankiller quarter. This quarter honoring the Cherokee chieftain is the third quarter honoring and ...
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All Things Asia
May 28May 28

Posted by Boomtarat03
Hey, I've been busy today 🥴 but it is alright 😆 anyway, sideways! 😁 Dragon boat Festival 🇭🇰 (holiday here, woooohoooo) 🥂🍷 • The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday which occurs on the fifth day of the fifth ...
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Silly, Random & Fun
May 4May 4

Posted by snytiger6
LINKLiberal Redneck - SCOTUS Overturning Roe v Wade - YouTube
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General Topics
Apr 29Apr 29

Posted by Jolanta
William Wordsworth, poet laureate.
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Music Fans
Apr 29Apr 29

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - Beautiful ones ( lyrics on screen)
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Just for Laughs
Apr 24Apr 24

Posted by St-Sinner
Russian Orthodox Church
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Health & Happiness
Apr 20Apr 20

Posted by Jolanta
There are types of friends; those like food; without which you cannot live, those like medicine; which you need occasionally, and those like illness; which you never want. Solomon Gabriol (21 - 58) Hebrew poet.
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Posts
Apr 1Apr 1

Posted by bobwjr
Sure they do lmao
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World Music
Mar 29Mar 29

Posted by Marionville
Today another post of Finnish band Poets Of The Fall…this one from a live gig in Moscow in 2017, something the Russian audiences will not be able to enjoy again for the foreseeable future I expect….Late Goodbye.
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News & Links
Mar 14Mar 14

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKHere's what experts say could lie ahead for the third year of the pandemic
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Health & Happiness
Mar 4Mar 4

Posted by xenoview
Could mRNA make us superhuman?
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Music Fans
Mar 2Mar 2

Posted by Marionville
Joseph Brodsky was a Russian poet, author and Nobel laureate..a dissident who fell foul of the Soviet authorities and was expelled from Russia 1972. With the help of friend W.H. Auden and other supporters he settled in the USA and obtained US ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Feb 26Feb 26

Posted by Organist1
RIP Gary Brooker :'(
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General & Hellos
Feb 22Feb 22

Posted by MichaelSanchuk
I Teach School Anonymous I write no poem men's hearts to thrill, No song I sing to lift men's souls; To battle front, no soldiers lead; In halls of state I boast no skill; I just teach school. I just teach school. But poet's thrill, And singer's joy,...
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Just for Laughs
Feb 17Feb 17

Posted by MaryChristmas
You've heard of the freshman 15? I've packed on the COVID 15...I've gained 15 pounds from isolating and eating everything in sight.
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Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dance, Punk, Alternative, Rock and Roll.
Jan 26Jan 26

Posted by Buttercup
Really catches the spirit of beat poetry and it's funny( not Tom Waits but he even surpassed the OG poets)
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Food Glorious Food
Jan 19Jan 19

Posted by Austin-Cambridge
I don't know about you guys but when I see the phrase "Sun dried" on food I just think......covered in flies for hours on end, YUK!!! :-)
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General & Hellos
Jan 6Jan 6

Posted by St-Sinner
Hi, I am Covid but with a K. My name comes from an ancient language. In Sanskrit, the literal meaning of Kovid is intelligent or poet.
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General & Hellos
Jan 3Jan 3

Posted by SpikeTalon
Japan's Kane Tanaka, who was born a year before the Russo-Japanese War began and is the world's oldest person, celebrated her 119th birthday in Fukuoka Prefecture on Sunday. Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, in the prefecture, has lived during Japan's ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Dec 27, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by JackPedigo
tau·tol·o·gy noun 1. Saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession). Heard this on a video. He - going by your past history. She - that’s ...
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Quotes
Dec 24, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by AnonySchmoose
Aberjhani - American historian, columnist, novelist, poet, artist, and editor.
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World Music
Dec 19, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Marionville
I’ve been watching a TV series from Finland on Netflix and it’s got me thinking about music from there. I’ve already posted a Poets Of The Fall song in the Music Fans group, so here’s another great Finnish band I like …Nightwish. - ...
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This Day In History
Dec 12, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Marionville
12th December - a random selection of notable events and happenings during the 19th and start of 20th centuries…… . 1822. - 🇲🇽 Mexico is officially recognised as an independent nation by the USA. 1863. - 🇳🇴 The birth of Norwegian...
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Posts
Dec 4, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Spinliesel
I had two choices for birthday honors: Rainer Maria Rilke, the German poet, and Jay-Z, the American rapper. Since I spent many years translating Rilke's work from his time in Worpswede, the artist colony near my hometown, and Jay-Z did nothing of ...
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Music Fans
Dec 1, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by Marionville
Last week my son Neil saw the Stereophonics live in Leicester during their 20th anniversary tour….he said it was a great gig. They performed their first album J.E.E.P. (Just Enough Education to Perform) in its entirety …including this one ...
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Music Fans
Nov 29, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by Garf
Posted this song before but this time it's sung live... Poets of the fall - Carnival of rust ( live)
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General & Hellos
Nov 20, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by anglophone
This is what happens when the rich and powerful become greedy: They ruin people's lives.
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Silly, Random & Fun
Nov 7, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by Ryo1
Do you enjoy creative writing? Maybe you are a blogger, a columnist, a novelist or a poet. Maybe you have favourite writers who have distinctive literary styles. This new web tool gets rid of everything but punctuation—so you can see your hidden ...
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Posts
Oct 30, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
I just discovered Joan Jett did Rocky Horror on Broadway in 2001 as Columbia. Posted a live piece on music, movies, books. Here is here album cut the radio played. More her punk style.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 25, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by Barnie2years
This seems very pertinent in today’s political atmosphere!
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General & Hellos
Oct 12, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
China’s noisy ‘dancing grannies’ silenced by device that disables speakers Many people are too scared to confront the groups of middle-aged and older women who take over public parks and sports grounds to exercise along to music ...
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Scientists
Oct 11, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by yvilletom
Ghada Chehada — Cosmology Beyond Science, 22 min. Writer, poet, and discourse analyst, Ghada Chehade, illustrates why cosmology matters beyond science—and how it has precipitated tectonic cultural and ideological shifts that have ...
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World Music
Oct 2, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by Marionville
It’s not much of a secret that I adore the voice of Morten Harket…in fact it’s common knowledge to all who know me. Here Morten, who is also the lead vocalist with a-ha, sings a song in Norwegian from his 1993 solo album Poetenes Evangelium ...
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Wordsmith
Sep 20, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by Tomfoolery33
Poets Boy I sure hate poets, Don't never wanna be one. They got beady little squinty eyes, So shoot 'em, if you see one. Poets, they talk all the time, Don't never wanna listen; They don't even try to rhyme— I think their brains is missin'. ...
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
Sep 19, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by BirdMan1
Talk Sweetly To Me:
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World Music
Sep 14, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by Marionville
I’ve posted in my other music groups today about it being Morten Harket’s 62nd birthday today and so I’m going to post a couple of his songs here too..but as this is the World Group they’ll have a more international flavour by my posting ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Sep 9, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by Marionville
CRAIC. - Noun…(pronounced crak) enjoyable social activity, a good time, lively conversation in agreeable company “the craic was great, we loved every minute”. Synonyms; news, fun, gossip, entertainment, enjoyable conversation. Irish ...
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Silly, Random & Fun
Aug 30, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by GeorgeRocheleau
Today's new word...
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Health & Happiness
Aug 25, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by waitingforgodo
POLLCOVID -19 is an increasingly popular subject.

Where are you on the COVID-19 vaccination spectrum?

  • 40 votes
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  • 3 votes
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Music Fans
Aug 22, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
It’s that time of the night when I say goodnight to you and leave you with a music post…tonight it’s my favourite band…from their very first album Hunting High and Low, and the fourth single released from it with a video using the same ...
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Music Fans
Aug 18, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Ello
John Butler : OCEAN
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World Music
Aug 15, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
I’m just back home after leaving my son Neil to the airport…I’ve had a wonderful weekend with him over here on a visit. We packed quite a lot into the two days…yesterday it was the Mourne Mountains in Co.Down, today The Sperrin Mountains ...
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Music Fans
Aug 15, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
Hi again…I’m just back home from another great day out with Neil…the rugged outdoor stuff this morning and after lunch a bit of local history and culture with a visit to the Seamus Heaney Homeplace at Bellaghy, Co.Derry the visitor centre and ...
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Music Fans
Aug 12, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
It’s almost 5pm again here…time for my teatime treat and as I’ve been listening to great Finnish band Poets Of The Fall as I tackled a pile of ironing this afternoon…here they are with Dancing On Broken Glass…one of my favourites by ...
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World Music
Aug 12, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
I’ve posted their music before but you can never have enough of a good thing can you? .…so today we’re back in Finland with Poets Of The Fall and …Love Will Come To You.
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Online Dating: The Reality
Aug 11, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by UrsiMajor
I'm at a loss on more of these dating profiles. This has to be fake, right? "I'm looking for a young white healthy female between the ages of 29 and 40. To help me in my home improvement contracting business and become a full partner... I'm not ...
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Music Fans
Aug 9, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - Rebirth
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Just for Laughs
Jul 18, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Lizard_of_Ahaz
But I like offending them so....
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Health & Happiness
Jul 17, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by HeAdAkE
Lean creates a feeling of euphoria and relaxation that makes you feel dreamy, almost like you're floating away from your body. It acts on your central nervous system (CNS) and slows your brain activity for a sedating effect. cant it be said that is ...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jul 16, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
I thought I would throw out a poem I wrote a couple decades ago. I think it describes a lot of people; hopefully, I've done better. self inspection as evil touches evil, i am a white man's poet. unaggressive advocate of rights. i weep for - ...
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COVID-19
Jul 9, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by BDair
A renowned microbiologist gives a video presentation.
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World Music
Jun 18, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Marionville
I know I keep going on about how talented Scandinavian artists and bands are and how they don’t get enough recognition in the rest of the world…USA & U.K. in particular. The Finnish band Poets Of The Fall are a good case in point…here they ...
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Music Fans
Jun 18, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - The sweet escape
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jun 18, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Marionville
NAMBY-PAMBY. - Adjective…lacking energy, , strength, or courage; weak and ineffectual “ he rejected any affection as namby-pamby nonsense”. Synonyms; weak, feeble, spineless, effeminate. NANBY-PAMBY. - Noun…a weak or ineffectual ...
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Politics
Jun 15, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by HelenRoseBuck
LINK‘He’s screwed over so many publishers’: Trump confronts a skeptical book industry - POLITICO
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Memes R Us
Jun 15, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by mistymoon77
umm.... nope.. not good.
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Jun 12, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by bobwjr
Yes she does
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Health & Happiness
Jun 6, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by LiterateHiker
The personal pronoun, "They, Them, Themselves," takes brain retraining.
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Quotes
May 11, 2021May 2021

Posted by Fernapple
A local person must have pinned this quote, from the Agnostic poet E. Fitzgerald, on to a public seat way out in the country, where only walkers pass.
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WTF
May 5, 2021May 2021

Posted by holdenc98
THE END IS NIGH ! says old English rhyme: Tweedledum and Tweedledee are characters in an English nursery rhyme and in Lewis Carroll's 1871 book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Their names may have originally come from an ...
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Posts
Apr 25, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by phxbillcee
I'm such a poet...
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This Day In History
Apr 23, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by Marionville
23rd April 1616...Death of “The Bard of Avon”, poet, actor and playwright William Shakespeare aged 52. 23rd April 1661...English King Charles II crowned in London. 23rd April 1702...Queen Anne is crowned English monarch at Westminster Abbey, ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Apr 15, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by JackPedigo
Uncommon words agitprop: political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature. From another instructive article in the “Atlantic” (Annie Applebaum) . ”The internet is not the first promising ...
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Bookwurmz
Apr 13, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by Spinliesel
Two of my favorite literary figures would celebrate a birthday today: Eudora Welty whose stories from the South intrigued me and Seamus Haney, the excellent Irish poet, whose writings were almost required reading when I was in that scene.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Apr 8, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by Healthydoc70
The British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy in his verse called "God's Funeral" And, tricked by our own early dream And need of solace, we grew self-deceived, Our making soon our maker did we deem, And what we had imagined we believed.
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Politics
Apr 7, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by WilliamCharles
LINKThomas Friedman ignores ‘apartheid’ label, says Israel is ‘idealistic’ just like the U.S. – Mondoweiss
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Wordsmith
Apr 1, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by fishline79
Here are a couple of short poems, translated from 18th century Slavic Poet, Ignacy Krasicki. They all relate to the issue of human rights or the exploitation of the weak by the strong. The first seems pertinent to me of the current Minnesota murder ...
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Posts
Mar 30, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by NostraDumbass
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." Thomas Jefferson
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General & Hellos
Mar 13, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Sierra4
As a third grade teacher Shel Silverstein was my favorite poet. I usually started a new school year with this one at the entrance to my classroom.
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Music Fans
Mar 6, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Somnium
Must be listened to at the highest volume possible... addiction metal rage Pantera - Drag The Waters (Official Music Video) A smack on the wrists is the words from the mouth of the outsiders, lawyers, police A small price to pay for ...
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Foreign Film Fans
Feb 10, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Ray13
This 1946 French fantasy was the movie that got me interested in foreign films when I was still in high school: La Belle et la Bete - Beauty and the Beast. Made by French poet Jean Cocteau, who only made a total of 6 feature films from 1930-1960, and...
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Wordsmith
Feb 4, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Tomfoolery33
Beard I am still swimming in dreamland. Over, under, down through this little wave and that, the clear and the murk, the dark and the light. Twenty years ago I had my powers (ha!) as I do again now. I have been my own Delilah, purposely shearing, ...
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Passions
Jan 31, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by FrayedBear
Just used in reply to a post but worth repeatingin its own right here: If all the "ifs" & "ands" were pots and pans there would be no need for tinkers: Read screenshot from Google Books ( and "printed in 1821, an excerpt ...
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Trump Pinata
Jan 29, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by BirdMan1
An Interesting New Book?
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Health & Happiness
Jan 26, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by LiterateHiker
Amanda Gorman Overheard The Obamas Having A Feisty Inauguration Chat
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Music Fans
Jan 25, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Marionville
Good morning all...this Monday 25th January it is the anniversary of our Scottish National poet’s birth in 1759. Robert Burns wrote the words for Auld Lang Syne of course and he also wrote the words of the most beautiful love song ever written..in...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jan 22, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Theresa_N
Good news for immigrants: 19:49 Joanna Walters Joanna Walters Texas today moved to stop Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration. In rushing to court not even...
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Politics
Jan 21, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by LiterateHiker
22-year old poet Amanda Gorman reacts to her inauguration invite: "I was honestly shocked."
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Politics
Jan 20, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by LiterateHiker
Amanda Gorman Was the Light of the Inauguration.
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jan 15, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by JackPedigo
synesthesia: neurological condition in which information meant to stimulate one of your senses stimulates several of your senses. People who have synesthesia are called synesthetes. Some examples from “The Geography of Genius:” Beethoven was said...
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Quotes
Jan 12, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Mcflewster
Scientist and poet Miroslav Holub, wrote a wonderful poem called ’ The Test-tube ’, for when we explore the world through science ultimately we are in the test-tube! Does this scare you?
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Music Fans
Jan 11, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - Sleep
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Posts
Jan 10, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by QuidamOutrepont
Riots on Capitol Hill in Washington. That kind of stuff would never happen in Canada right? The Montreal Parliament was burned down to the ground thousands of Orangist mobsters in 49.
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Posts
Jan 2, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by johnnyrobish
Militias and Evangelicals Planning Jericho March to Keep Trump in Power January 6th is the day Congress formally counts the electoral college votes, but evangelicals, militia groups, and various other Trump loyalists, are busy ...
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This Day In History
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by altschmerz
December 26, 1991 The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
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Love & Relationships
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Jolanta
Dying without dying, is the madness called love. Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet
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Sex, Love, and Kinky Things, What's Your Pleasure?
Dec 20, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by VineetHonkan
In my search for understanding sex (I know I'm going to be a virgin forever bc not many people are interested in people who like different things) both the physical and the psychological aspects, I have come across new words...sapphic is the first ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Dec 10, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Fred_Snerd
Hanson - Where's The Love
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Simple Thoughts
Nov 26, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
This 'Balancing rock' found in Nova Scotia. 30 odd foot high spire of columnar basalt that has gradually eroded out from the cliff face over the years.
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Music Fans
Nov 17, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
Its the time of the afternoon for my teatime treat...today it’s Shouldn’t Need To Be Like That by Norwegian group Fra Lippo Lippi...who took their name from an 1855 poem by English poet Robert Browning. And to think people thought a-ha were the...
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Music Fans
Nov 5, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - carnival of rust
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World Music
Nov 2, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
I’m taking you to Brazil today and a very successful and popular singer/songwriter and poet, who has managed to blend folk music from the northeast region of Brazil around Pernambuco where he was born, and a broad range of electronic and pop ...
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Politics
Oct 16, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Hages
LINKPOLITICAL THEORY - John Maynard Keynes - YouTube
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Liberal/Progressive Party
Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LuvLayne
Debate 2020
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Cheesy Jokes
Sep 14, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
Lawyer: "Is it a crime to throw sodium in your enemy's eyes?" Judge: "Yes, that's assault." Lawyer: "I know it's a salt but is it a crime?"
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World Music
Sep 6, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Marionville
I’ve been away to the land of poets and scholars in the west of Ireland for most of the week and thought I’d post this song from the pen of the great Percy French...Phil The Fluter’s Ball. Percy French was born in Co.Roscommon...right in the ...
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CLASSIC ROCK RULES
Aug 27, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Marionville
The Verve. - Bittersweet Symphony live at Glastonbury in 2008. Glad that last year Richard Ashcroft finally got paid back the millions in royalties the Rolling Stones stole for this song. The Stones blamed their late manager Allen Klein for the ...
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