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Alvin Ailey has a Robert Battle Look

Just back from my annual pilgrimage to see the great dance companyFounded by the great Alvin AileyIt was a cultural awakening and I think Alvin would have been happyInstead of looking back at a time of suffering and overcomingThis was present with a bit of futureGlobal seemingToday's suffering ant today's overcomingThe high point was when the audience and the dancers literally merged on stageRobert Battle and the company he now directs Be praised.
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Cops Mess Up Big Time at OWS (Keep Your Mitts off Judges)

Police Slam Supreme Court Judge Against a Wall at #OWS – FreakOutNation: "New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith (ret) as reported here is the newest notable American whose presence at Occupy Wall Street’s demonstration resulted in police force.

To sooth the sensitivities of the people/entities opposing this new movement which is still in its genesis stage can simply deem her as a ‘dirty hippie.’

Smith expressed concern over the mistreatment of a protester which resulted in the police pushing her into a wall."

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In fact cops should not interfere period.


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From Charles Sanders Peirce, "Evolutionary Love"

Charles Peirce, "Evolutionary Love", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY: "Undoubtedly the external circumstance, which more than all others at first inclined men to accept Christianity in its loveliness and tenderness, was the fearful extent to which society was broken up into units by the unmitigated greed and hard-heartedness into which the Romans had seduced the world. And yet it was that very same fact, more than any other external circumstance, that fostered that bitterness against the wicked world of which the primitive gospel of Mark contains not a single trace."

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Charles Sanders Peirce on A Definition of Logic

From C.S. Peirce, 'Chronological Edition', CE 1, pp. 169-170. Charles Sanders Peirce, "Harvard Lectures 'On the Logic of Science'", (1865),'Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 1, 1857-1866', Peirce Edition Project, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 1982.


"Some reasons having now been given for adopting the unpsychological conception of the science, let us now seek to make this conception sufficiently distinct to serve for a definition of logic. For this purpose we must bring our 'logos' from the abstract to the concrete, from the absolute to the dependent. There is no science of absolutes. The metaphysical logos is no more to us than the metaphysical soul or the metaphysical matter. To the absolute Idea or Logos, the dependent or relative 'word' corresponds. The word 'horse', is thought of as being a word though it be unwritten, unsaid, and unthought. It is true, it must be consider…

Wheels within wheels deeper down where the oil is

Boehner Blasts Obama On Keystone XL, Despite White House Acceptance Of Deal: "Obama had vowed to veto any bill that required the Keystone XL pipeline to be approved; Sperling noted Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" program that the deal only requires Obama to make a decision on the pipeline's permit within 60 days -- not to actually implement the pipeline."

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Tweedle what?


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Spreading the incendiary word

Bible translation not an easy mission (OneNewsNow.com): "“One of things that's not told and can't really be told behind those stories is that in those very same locations, Bible translation is taking place and God's Word is getting into the local languages for the first time,” says Smith. “These are changing times and windows of opportunities for God's Word to impact these communities and nations in ways that they haven't in the past.”"

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All depends on how you understand it.

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Tom Waits is holding on (Video)

Tom Waits is holding onBetter advice than you can find in ego-bolstering literature

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There is no victory in this, only profound failure

Extension of Payroll Tax Cut Passes Senate - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — Capping a year of last-minute, half-loaf legislation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to extend a payroll tax cut for only two months, with the chamber’s leaders and the White House proclaiming victory, even as they punted into the new year the issue of how to further extend the tax cut and unemployment benefits."

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Whenever the GOP pushes us around it is profound failure. It can only be altered at the ballot box. Penitence for 2010. A decent majority so we do not have to eat crow daily because the GOP functions with impunity and Democrats call it victory. Read that as anger.

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Bruce Cockburn Tokyo with Slides Video

My favorite Bruce song.
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If Coulter Likes Romney, I'm for Gingrich

Ann Coulter’s Change of Heart about Mitt Romney - Fox News: "Conservative author Ann Coulter stands behind her change of heart over Mitt Romney.

At one time, Coulter, known for her brash take on politics, thought that Romney could not win in an election versus President Barack Obama. But now the firebrand politico insists the former Massachusetts governor is the most conservative GOP candidate-- with the best chance of beating Obama next fall."

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They're clearly afraid Gingrich might be bipartisan and beyond their control. They would rather manipulate Mitt.


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Gender disorder is normal, the government Manning case is what is abnormal

Bradley Manning Defense Reveals Alter Ego Named ‘Breanna Manning’ - ABC News:

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We all have gender issues if we are honest. Big deal. It comes with the territory. What is really a disorder is what we have been through the last decade courtesy of Bush and Cheney and the proof is in the wreckage of our soldiers not to mention their needless deaths. The Manning case is sick, but it isn't Bradley who is ill. It is our fevered government and that will not change until the President wakes up and pardons Bradley.


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Manning Case Should Reduce Government Position to Absurdity

Private has 1st appearance in Wikileaks case - Nation - The Boston Globe: "The lawyer, David Coombs, said Lieutenant Colonel Paul Almanza, the investigating officer who works as a Justice Department prosecutor in civilian life, was preventing the defense from calling witnesses to show little harm was done by the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of confidential documents provided to WikiLeaks.

“All this stuff has been leaked,’’ Coombs said. “A year and a half later, where’s the danger? Where’s the harm?’’"

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How Much Is That Kindle in The Window?

Yep I am gadgeted for realA Kindle Fire came yesterdayAnd now my thumb prints are all over its pristine surfaceI did manage to wireless enable and registerIt is now Steve's Kindle2But it will be a work of some skill to master itI tried reading my Herodotus and lost my place But it did enable me to get my books from my initial KindleI feel like one of those NYT reviewers inundated with gadgetsThe Fire is clearly a work in progressIn about a year it will probably function so a reasonably intuitive soul will not besmirch it with thumbprints
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