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Sylvia Caras
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Truth is red-tagged
If the first casualty of war is truth, and since truth is red-tagged, even though it's a logically inaccurate conclusion, I'd say we are a war - Donald Trump v [    ].  Even more disturbing is wondering why I am surprised.
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Obituaries
My
college classmates have a project, to draft our own obituaries and
share them with each other now, online, while we are still here.  The
obits of others that I read seem of a piece, reflecting lives with a
consistency and focus. And maybe after I'm dead...
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Balance
Global warming is self-organizing's response to human over-population.
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Bidding on the wall
There's a report on
Facebook that Granite Rock Construction, based in Watsonville, CA, is bidding on the anti-immigration wall that
has been proposed. Please don't. We hope Santa Cruz will have sanctuary cities and
a sanctuary county, in deed even if not ...
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Street feeding
Public spaces are
public places. Displacing those who are less entitled and
restricting access for some to public places enables the haves while
the have-nots stay lonely and go hungry
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About enshrining values in law
Utilitarian cost-benefit analyses bend and stretch ethics until they obscure the values of our community, elide our relationships with each other, and dissolve the social bonds on which concepts of state and governance are built. Yes, you are responsible fo...
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Equity
Inequality has been written into the DNA of civilization ever since humans first settled down to farm the land. Throughout history, only massive, violent shocks that upended the established order proved powerful enough to flatten disparities in income and w...
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Hyperbolic space
Underwater
self-organizing is hyperbolic. When water hits air,
ocean wave interval patterns are a Fibonacci series. Some land
self-organizing follows Fibonacci patterns (sunflower). Some land
self-organizing is fractal. Might there be a
parallel in physics...
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Call 911
Call 911  Be afraid.       So you will turn to me      To PD Be afraid.      So that you forget your own strength      So that you forget how to create agreements      So that you lose discernment      So that you become helpless without me
PD
Be afraid   ...
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On diagnosing mental illness
It used to be that diagnosing illness was the responsibility of medical professionals.

But now anyone can call public difference illness and delegate quick removal to conformity enforcement services.

Now we have a more bland mix in our melting pot.
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