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David Jones
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Google Play Music and Sonos. We’re about to make beautiful music together: http://www.sonos.com/googleplaymusic

#googleplay   #music   #sonos  
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We’re spending 3 weeks this summer on holiday in China. As soon as Helen suggested it we both immediately agreed it would be China this year. Plans are firming up – we’ll fly into Beijing, then move on down to Xi’ian, then a round trip ending up in Shanghai that’ll see us taking bus trips, one sleeper train and two internal flights.

Of course we know hardly anything about the country and we don’t speak the language. I’m trying to remedy this...
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Alright photographer friends, I need some legal advice. I recently found my image of Ely Cathedral (pictured below) printed on a large canvas and displayed for sale (and as commercial advertisement) in the window of a local design and print shop. I have never licensed this image privately or as stock, and I never gave my permission to the shop owners to use this image. When I approached the shop owner about the photo, he told me that "someone" had given him the digital file for free. I told him I am the photographer, and reminded him that he cannot sell my image without my permission. His response to me was, "Well, you can't prove this is your photo".

Regretfully, I have not registered this photo with the US copyright office yet. Also, I am a US citizen living the United Kingdom and I'm not certain my US copyright would apply over here anyway?

How would you advise I approach this situation? Any help is appreciated!
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Nussbaum murders Butler and disposes of the body

Judith Butler's hip quietism is a comprehensible response to the difficulty of realizing justice in America. But it is a bad response. It collaborates with evil. Feminism demands more and women deserve better
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Very interesting. :) I'm wondering if one reason for Butler's political "quietism" is that she is ( unconsciously? ) exploring/struggling with the social construct of "contra-causal free will". Is it possible that she still believes in it the same way that some people believe in the social construct of God, ( as if it were simply a country that they have heard a lot about, like India, that they simply haven't visited/set foot in, yet, definitely "real" ), ie. mistakes the map for the territory; that in examining how our behaviour is created/produced by our upbringing/environment/society ( and genes ) etc she is having trouble finding a "space" for us to do anything at all which is not programmed/determined by one or the other ( alone or in combination as in epigenetics )?
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'When I was six I had a chicken that walked backward and was in the Pathé News. I was in it too with the chicken. I was just there to assist the chicken but it was the high point in my life. Everything since has been an anticlimax'

- Flannery O'Connor
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:) Brilliant.
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As a sales gimmick I wonder if a book of poems nominated by men - specifically men - as tear-jerkers isn't a bit of a non-starter. 

Without thinking about the subject for too long I dismissed Larkin - brilliant but too analytical to move you to tears - and thought straight away of Douglas Dunn's 'Elegies' which were dedicated to his wife, who died of cancer. Already streets ahead with the story of its origin, eh? The poem, 'Reincarnations', I remember, written about the empty house still redolent of his dead wife:

'...She waits for me at home
Tonight, in the house shadows. And I must mourn
Until Equator crawls to Capricorn...'

but I think finally I'd go with Craig Raine. I notice someone else went for Craig Raine too. This is from, 'How Snow Falls'.

In the poem, 'On The Slopes', Raine describes a family skiing outing. He  takes a tumble in the snow then has to climb back up the long, steep, slope on the high mountain to rejoin his children. As he struggles upwards, gasping, he's struck by the thought that this is what his death will be like - fighting for breath, his children willing him on but unable to help:

'...They will listen to amplified breathing,
rasping like a tracheotomy,

as their father tries and tries
for the top of this small hill,
this impossible, trivial distance,
to where his lungs can rest,
to where it will be impossible to stop,

Nothing they can do. Nothing they can say.
They can only watch.
There will be no rescue.
My children will be patient, patient,
waiting for the last breath quiet as the creak of snow.'
Anthony Holden's new anthology celebrates the poems that move men – with revealing contributions from the likes of Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie
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A Castle in the Desert Gorge

After making out of the deep desert, I ended up in a beautiful gorge and found this amazing castle right in the middle of it!  This is where I slept for the night, inside one of the cozy spires.  This is in the Todra Gorge, which is still well into the desert side of the Atlas Mountains.  

I've taken so many photos... so... many... photos... only had a chance to process a very few, but thought you'd like to see a random sampling of the latest! :)   This place is called the Auberge de Festival. 
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I was getting a bit exasperated  by the #banbossy campaign. First world problems, weird focus on the marginal and trivial in the face of say -ooh - the denigration of women in rap.

Then  +Helen Rickard     mentioned the way the girls in her debating teams have almost routinely been ticked off by judges for being too assertive while boys in the competitions haven't been challenged for identical behaviour.

So it looks like I'm probably wrong on this one. Perhaps it's really not trivial. Who'da thunk it?
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Word of the day: Enargeia (Gr. ἐνάργεια). Derived via Plato as a criterion of truth by Hellenistic philosophers, it means in Homer the brilliant, bright, immediate, terrifying aspect of the gods when they present themselves to humans in their true forms and so later, by extension, an intensely vivid apprehension of a situation or fact.

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I moan when I have bad experiences in the jungle of the NHS so I should in fairness celebrate when the opposite happens.

Annual checkup at the hospital for my RA  and I have the long wait and the exorbitant parking fees and all that. Then one or two pleasant interactions with other patients, including one ancient and wrinkled old cove who was chuckling about the number of blood tests and x-rays he had to have, settled me into a good mood.

Then I'm seen not by the consultant but by one of his factotums.

She was excellent. Friendly, respectful, thoughtful, polite, solicitous, and cheerful. She examined my joints more thoroughly than anyone else has, was concerned about the nausea I experience from methotrexate, suggested some ways to lessen it and upped the level of one drug that can combat it, and even offered the possibility of an injected alternative.  We mused together whether the rain and cold can worsen symptoms or whether it's just confirmation bias. She congratulated me on my blood results and gently suggested a bit of exercise mightn't be a bad thing.

A very positive experience. More like her please.
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Stopped for one night. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the hotel was completely quiet through the night and the restaurant we ate at (there are 2 in the hotel, I understand) trying for a bit more than your average hotel restaurant. Very highly recommended.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food indifferent but the real problem was the length of time they took to make 3 simple sandwiches (45 minutes) and the half-hearted apologies. I would never, ever eat there again. Take a look around for other reviews - this seems to be a common experience.
Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fantastically rude staff. I asked for a medium- sized coffee and was admonished for not calling it a 12oz coffee. Bizarre behaviour, can only assume it survives because some masochists expect or enjoy rudeness from people employed to make coffee. There are other cafes and other bookshops in Boulder. Use them instead.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Phoned him to clear a blocked drain. He accepted the job, I took time off work, he didn't turn up. I called his number and the person who answered gave me two other numbers to call, both of which didn't work. He let me down. Don't bother - phone someone else. I did.
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Larry and Lynne couldn't have been more welcoming as hosts, the house and location are beautiful and the dogs the friendliest dogs I've ever met. An excellent place to stay if you're in the area.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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Our first room's sink was blocked and the staff took 4 hours to relocate us. Our night was disrupted completely - we got about 3 hrs sleep - by noisy occupants who spent all night thumping on our ceiling. We told the staff about the problem several times throughout the night; they did nothing about the noise. I would never stay in this place again and as there's plenty of choice nearby I recommend you try anywhere else.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Arranged for a visit to clear a blocked drain (residential). They arrived on time, did a thorough job quickly, were very friendly, were professional in declining other work that they did not usually take on, they were very reasonable priced. I will certainly use them again if i have a similar problem. Highly recommended.
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