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"Gentle and giving—all the rest is treason." - Kenneth Patchen
"Gentle and giving—all the rest is treason." - Kenneth Patchen

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I just want to get this right, 12 FOREIGN AGENTS were just indicted for CRIMES against our electoral system and Republicans in the US House of Representatives are ignoring that and holding hearings about private, constitutionally protected, speech by an FBI agent?

Russia has already won.
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There is this myth held by Republicans that all government employees are corrupt, lazy and on the take. I believe that Scott Pruitt believed this myth to such a degree that when he got a federal post, he tried to live into what he thought was normal. I honestly believed he was surprised to find that every little thing in the federal government is watched very carefully. There is some corruption, of course, but it wouldn't be any more (and I would bet is actually less, due to the scrutiny) than what goes on in the corporate world. In Scott's mind "everyone else does it, why am I the only one getting in trouble for it" needed to be replaced with "wow, no one else does it." But the myth is so deeply engrained that he never let reality correct his beliefs. So... YOU'RE FIRED.

Can we let go of the lie that all government employees are corrupt now? There is nothing fundamentally different about a person working in the private sector than one working in the public. There is nothing fundamentally more efficient about either. Both are simply humans working together, some anti-social, most about average, and a few virtuous people populate both groups. Government is not worse than business, the lie has been exposed. Can we get back to working on having a world for our children to inhabit now?

Side note: the exact same is true for non-profit and church worlds too. Some bad, most good, some excellent people in each camp. That's reality. Tares in the wheat, get over it.
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Musings on my recent song; thoughts on prayer, hatred and the Psalms
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+Liminal Continuum let me remix one of their songs... It came out more ambient than I had intended. But I like the finished product.
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Very good overview
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Chillest op ever. We just ate BBQ and watched intel...
Shamrockin' The Suburbs Op #AAR

March 17, 2018 was St Patrick's Day and we decided to celebrate by making some green triangles! We covered the city of Denton and surrounding areas in 22 layers of beautiful Green and captured a total of 4,376,035 Mind Units. Sadly, we had a few more layers planned, but the RES decided to throw a link to block from inside a closed cemetery. Regardless, fun times were had by all. Thanks to everyone who participated!

MU Captured: 4,376,035
Illuminator badges obtained: 2 Bronze, 2 Silver, 5 Gold, 1 Onyx

These are the agents that participated in the op:

AgentJoe44
Box543
chariset
deviousness
FeatherCuffs
FleurDuSoleil
Mariettagecko
MayaTheSiren
Orlieanna
Robely
StolenBases
StuieMac
Sykotikgith
TheSned

Intel timelapse: https://youtu.be/SnI6i4GF7Ck

+Ingress #Ingress #AfterActionReport #Sitrep #Enligtened
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My 6-week grief seminar just wrapped up. Losing a child is a wound that never completely heals. But, this shows that there is hope. Healing does take place, even if the scar never fades.
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And now... for something completely different...
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