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Lisa Jain Thompson
Attended California State University, Sacramento
Lives in Fairfax, VA USA
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So It Was
The sun has its sky,
The waves have their ocean,
The earth has four winds,
The stars have their heavens:
But Einstein only had Einstein
And a universe to play in.
-- Lisa Jain Thompson (2016)
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Homo naledi, discovered in a cave near Johannesburg, is a human ancestor unlike any species previously known. The find is arguably one of the most important discoveries in human origins research in half a century. It’s also the most perplexing.
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Here on King Street
by Lisa Jain Thompson
 
Here on King Street,
The footprints of the slain linger,
Several pastors, state senators,
A librarian who studied the Bible,
The ache of poverty and the Old Confederacy
Have their foot on the neck of Charleston;
Buildings all around being torn downed and demolished,
Decades of wedding receptions, graduation parties and crab cracks
Gone in an instant and the wrecking ball: just pray
And South Carolina will be O.K. but not really, not ever
As long as the battle flag of the confederacy flies in the dark hearts of men.

Lisa Jain Thompson​ (2015) #news #lisajain #poetry #starpoet #civilwar #war #memory #language #literature
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Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the question. My answer, verbatim, was always, "I honestly don't know, because I'm not in those meetings with the coaches and administrative ...
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"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

High Flight by John Magee
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two hook and ladders with the cherry pickers touching each other in the middle #RorschachDoodle I see...
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I thought y'all might as well  be as ill at ease as I am with this.
The idea of these early humans being plant-eating, self-medicating sophisticates has been brought into question by the findings of researchers at London's Natural History Museum
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A wonderful bit of anti-capitalist, anti-individual success, progressively correct click bait trash.
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Politics Are Irrelevant 
by Lisa Jain Thompson 

Peace is the time it takes
To reload your rifle.
— Bob Dylan, June 1984, RS Magazine 

The bikers have arrived,
      The Rolling Thunder veterans,
Patches from battles no one remembers,
Medals once given now long forgotten,
Names on a wall that few ever glance at
From a war many choose freely to disremember.

Still the bikers, on Memorial Day, come
Less their brothers in arms died in vain,
When the last biker is gone,
      The last engine turned,
Who shall honor our fallen comrades?
Who will ride for those who can no longer
Or will we abandon them once more to the ages?

LJT: 2015
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interesting.  I doubt we would be able to do such a survey in the United States without a lot of name calling  and the application of political correctness and the progressive narrative.
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"I am not Orpheus nor even Psappho,
And while I may share some of my genes 
With Dante, I am not he nor ever would be,
This shoreline I walk grows more rugged
As the night air grows close;
But having no gods to command me
And faithful only to my art,
My only guide are fellow poets
Who have traveled this wandering path,
Stumbling, at times, as I do."

Lisa Jain Thompson
Excerpt from a work in progress
Copyright 2013  
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words fail me
Pope Francis's embrace of a man with severe facial disfigurement was the image worth a thousand words Wednesday, with the scene from St. Peter's square soaring through social media.
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  • California State University, Sacramento
    English & Psychology, 1966
  • California State University, Sacramento
    Classical Rhetoric, 1972
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Lisa Jain Thompson was born in the Sacramento River Delta of Northern California where the Sacramento, American, and San Joaquin Rivers meet and riverboats carried gold and gamblers down river to San Francisco. 
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Fairfax, VA USA
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Sacramento, CA, USA - Texarkana, TX, USA - Stockton, CA, USA - Long Pond, PA, USA - Chambersburg, PA, USA - Arlington, VA, USA
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Brothers in War | National Geographic Channel
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Through gripping first-person accounts and digitally remastered archival footage, including the soldiers' own home movies and personal audio

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A new paper by physicist Stephen Hawking argues that event horizons, the eerie boundaries surrounding black holes, may not exist.

The WikiLeaks Mole
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How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange's deepest secrets - only to betray him

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Lindsey Stirling plays violin while dancing in outlandish costumes on YouTube. And it's great. The internet has given creative types new way

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Jon Dore Stand-Up 12/17/12
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Jon Dore presents a Dadaist experiment in stand-up comedy.

"Scientists" uncover global league of mythical creatures
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Lack of peer review makes findings less credible, more awesome.

Apple v. Samsung: Federal judge dissolves injunction against Galaxy 10.1...
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Citing jury verdict in Apple case, judge finds no reason to continue to block sales of Samsungs Galaxy tablet

Alabama Police Easing Into Immigration Checks
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Clanton, AL, USA. The State of Alabama is off to a slow start in rolling out its law requiring police to check the immigration status of sus

Sun dominates space weather concerns for next decade
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A new report based on input from the science community outlines the most pressing objectives over the next decade for studying the sun and t

iPad Is for Internet Surfing, Some Business Tasks Says New Report - Mobi...
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How do people use iPads? A new report found that Internet access is the primary use for the iPad while other new owners are more inclined to

Arise Sir Peter: Give Professor Higgs a knighthood, say colleagues - Tel...
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Professor Peter Higgs, the British scientist who first suggested the existence of the “God particle”, should be knighted and awarded a Nobel

Higgs boson rumours fly as Cern prepares to announce latest results
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Even if Cern physicists declare a firm discovery on Wednesday, it might not be the Higgs boson but something even more exotic

German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac N...
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16-year-old German boy is the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Newton more than 300 years ago.

UFO spaceship orbiting the sun, or a camera glitch?
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UFO hunters have spotted a curious object near the sun in a new NASA image. It is, in the words of a blogger for the website Gather, what lo