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Simone Oech
Attended University of California, Santa Cruz
Lived in Philadelphia, PA


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My nephew (17) sent this to his mom (my sister). She said- "pass it on".
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Yes, long article. Worthwhile read.

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"Micah," the email read, "I'm a friend. I need to get information securely to Laura Poitras."
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I have watched this 3 times now. My Goodness, Christopher Walken...  I never expected something like this from him. I find it awesome......
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I felt really weird reading this. (me- female)
I didn't do the princess thing, in some ways having a Mom that was seriously not connected to the social circles was a positive thing, but of course it had its negative sides. But... this gives me another perspective.
Who has kids, and what do you think?

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I'll put this, right here... it's the last line in this splendidly written article: " I now return you to the world you know, the one that needs changing." I'm the father of four girls... so if you read this article you'll understand why I think it compelling. 

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good....
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Not my dog, but, yes, feed the dog!

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A priest was asked to dinner by one of his parishoners who he knew as being an unkempt housekeeper. When he sat down at the table, he noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest that he had ever seen in his life. "Were these dishes ever washed?" he asked his hostess, running his fingers over the grit and grime. She replied, "They're as clean as soap and water could get them". He felt a bit apprehensive but blessed the food anyway and started eating. It was really delicious and he said so, despite the dirty dishes. When dinner was over, the hostess took the dishes outside and barked "Here Soap! Here Water!"
Would somebody f e e d   t h e   d o g!
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This is so horrifying.  Why. Simply....why?
Liberated from a private share.

ISIS doing what it does best and playing its role as the anathema of civilized, thinking folk around the world.
“Not enough to burn thousands of books and rare manuscripts, now ISIS destroys the museum of Mosul v @MohammedASalih”
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True. Somewhat redacted so that it fits, but it does reflect what Truman said on 13 October 1948, when President Harry Truman made an appearance in St. Paul, Minnesota. He spoke at the city's Municipal Auditorium and the speech was carried on a nationwide radio broadcast.

Fact checked this:

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the more things change ...
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To put "it" into relation.....

find a charity, Kiva, is a favorite one of mine,  or "GiveDirectly" and put it in relation.

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More awareness about the basic needs of human beings and the monetary value of it all...

Mehr Bewusstsein für die Grundbedürfnisse der Menschen und den Geldwert des Ganzen...

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I miss Mister Nimoy, and he will always be a part of my makeup. I grew up with Spock and Star Trek. As a teenie I was all hot and bothered about him... and later, that is where I realized I was "sapiosexual" (someone who is attracted to intelligent people.....) and you , sir, will always be my first love.

Mister Nimoy, you are missed, and appreciated to have been.

"... yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most ... human."
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I hadn't known he was dead. that's so sad, I really respected Mr Nimoy 
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I absolutely love this mans voice. And NPR Tiny Desk concerts are jewels. i don't like all the artists, and that is a joy too, because their choices are so wide, that many people can find their jewels there.
Hozier's voice is full of so much pain, suffering and nuance, I did not expect to look like a hipster with a bun in his hair. Regardless, dude has talent. 
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Cool! Another glimpse of some the ones that changed what we think we know of the world.

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Ed, Laura and Glenn answered people's questions on Reddit after winning the Oscar. Very interesting! Thank you Ed, Laura and Glenn for your activism and your fight against mass surveillance!
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Yay! Yay! YaY1 Net Neutrality!!!!!!!!!! To each and every one who did anything to support this and make this vote happen.... Thank you! Then Net is precious! This is the first time in the history of Mankind where many can communicate with many. Where creativity can stretch across communities and countries. Where information is available if searched for thoughtfully and at the touch of a button. Where across all boundaries people can make themselves heard. it MUST be kept open.
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WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision, defying vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill. Democratic Comm...
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Yay!!!!! We won!!
I was driving home from the store this evening when I heard this announced on the news radio. I seriously considered stopping the car to do a little jig on the side of the road. Ultimately decided against it, but it was a close decision.

Of course, now the second-guessing begins. Were we somehow duped? Will this make things worse? I don't think so, but it's politics - you never really know until it's too late...

The one thing to bear in mind is that this legislation won't actually make things better. It just prevents things from getting worse. But it also allows the FCC to pass future resolutions that will make things better. So now, we must hope that they agree and do so.
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Philadelphia, PA - Boston, Ma - Butzbach, Germany - Santa Cruz, Ca - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tugging on the tail of something bigger, trying to be true and practicing joy
I am deeply passionate about ideas and people. I do my best to respect different viewpoints and retain the right to say mine is different or even "I don't like yours".
I look for people who are not just of the genus "Homosapiens", I look for "someone home".
I love google+ because I can find people of shared viewpoint and different viewpoints. People who show me funny, tender, silly, beautiful things. People who share of themselves and who are really there. From all over the world.
I had the fortune to find and study a subject I was fascinated by- computer science. After graduating I took the chance to move from the US of A to Germany for a year to see where my family roots came from... somehow that year has turned into much, much longer. Life happens while you aren't watching.
Now I look with concern at what is happening in the States, in the whole world. It is as if the world is going crazy and sane at the same time. There are such wonderful things happening... and such scary/horrid things.
In reference to my home country,  NDAA legislation, for instance, and the brutality with which Occupy protesters were/are gone after. The US of A that I knew, and honored.... I want it back!
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Eine super Terrasse! Insbesondere eine einmalig "Kompass-Rose" das die Terrasse schmückt. Danke an die "Künstler" - ich freue mich jedes mal das ich auf der Terrasse stehe und schlepp jeden neuen Gast heraus die stolz zu zeigen. Professionell, und von dem was ich beurteilen kann, gute Materialien sauber verarbeitet. Aufgeräumt zurückgelassen. Ich ürde die Firma jederzeit weitermpfelen.
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