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Why don't cars sound like music? 
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Well, I was wondering why machinery sounds don't appeal to most people in the same sense that natural sounds do (rivers, wind, rain, etc.), but rather are stress inducing. Though in broad sense machines are part of nature.
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It could be a sign of the times – or something more lasting – but far more Americans today feel like their side is losing more often than winning in politics.
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Stop! don't tell me self-hatred is the highest achievement of mass capitalism!
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#Thinking is not only problem-solving, but the creation of meaning.
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Oh yes! Thoughts are modeling the world for the purposes of the thinker. Especially when new thoughts work better than previous ones, we have improved understanding - meaning.
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So, I am back to #Cicero, mainly de officiis and On the Ends of Good and Evil, listening to the excellent audioeditions on librivox.
I think it is impossible to understand the western system and world, if you don't know Cicero
https://librivox.org/on-duties-by-marcus-tullius-cicero/ 
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+Massimo Pigliucci has been developing stoic thought for the modern world here: https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/massimo-on-stoicism/

It has spawned quite a bit of discussion on stoicism in my social networks. 
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An eviction in Milwaukee in December. Often, landlords turn to informal methods to get families to leave. Credit Photograph by Philip Montgomery for The New Yorker
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A majority of U.S. adults continue to say the major U.S. political parties do such a poor job representing Americans that a third party is needed. The 58% wanting a third party is little changed from last year.
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the Federalist's intended only one
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What if, with simplifying explanations one is happier?
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Always :-)
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This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference.
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So, we have this very convenient messaging system, say, facebook (or, for that matter, gmail) and the only price we pay, is that the postman reads our messages, files them into dossiers, and sells the info to anyone who cares.
But because of scales, if we want to reach out to our friends conveniently, we don't have much of immediate choice, do we?
#privacy
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"If winter comes,
can spring be far behind?"
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Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders — and wrongdoing galore
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