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Ariella Brown
As Georges S Patton said: "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
As Georges S Patton said: "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

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"Gaiman also points out the importance of public libraries for our future. Not only do they offer literature to anyone, but they also provide internet service and the greater freedom of education. All people have a right to information, a thing with Gaiman says is "always important, and always worth having." He also emphasizes that reading is not just for gaining knowledge; it offers entertainment. He says: "I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing." It is our current duty to support libraries and librarians, which could entail protesting library closures. In short, we must be active and supportive readers- and not succumb to the easy, lazy route. Our future really depends on it!" from

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How about any of these for your morning cup of coffee?


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"In a judgment that will delight Oxford comma enthusiasts everywhere, a US court of appeals sided with delivery drivers for Oakhurst Dairy because the lack of a comma made part of Maine’s overtime laws too ambiguous."

Do you ever think about these expressions we use that make it sound like there's a kind of perfect past that never really existed? I thought of that when I saw this Tweet: Aylee Nielsen‏ @AyleeNielsen 9m9 minutes ago
Will Smith takes the stage at #IBMInterConnect to discuss innovation and how tech is putting power back into the hands of the people

Seriously, consider what's implied by that little word "back." It posits a norm of power having been in the hands of people that has since been lost. So we should see this not as a change but as a restoration. But really when has "power" really been in the hand of people? That might hold for the hands of select few who typically were born into that position of power. But for the majority of people on the planet, power to control more than their own rather small sphere of influence was not in their hands at all. And what the advance of technology actually does is give access to information, which is useful and potentially powerful. However, most of that power is concentrated in the major brokers of that information, big companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. who have the means of capitalizing on all that data they amass from users. As for the rest of us ... well, I don't think innovation is really designed for our collective increase of power.

I thought after the debacle of pens for her, that brands had learned their lesson. Apparently not. LIpston has put out a tea variety it calls "irresistible Lady Lipton." . I did get a kick out this review:
"Is this a tea or a cheap romance novel?
3 out of 5 stars submitted by Lonelyheart — 7 months ago
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"The delicately feminine box and even the individually wrapped teabags are singularly fulfilling my dreams as a lovelorn woman. I clamor for an 'aromatic affair' to spice up my days, and this tea is here for me. My heart pitter patters so loudly and effusively over the steam that apparently forms in the shape of a rose that all of my colleagues must surely hear it. To ' flirt with more flavor', I can just steep the tea a little longer! Swoon. I can instantly recognize this tea as mine and not my ruffian colleagues’ by the bright pink packaging recalling the color of my lady parts- just in case my mind should wander off its delicate track and think about something other than passion and romance. I pine, I perish, I drink Irresistible Lady Lipton!"

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"When the report was issued it was highlighted as a landmark, with little attention paid to the provenance of the report: two anti-Israel authors, using anti-Israel sources to write a report for an anti-Israel agency, which is part an organization known for its anti-Israel bias."
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