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Joel Sparks
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As per your email
Dear Internet Archive & Wayback Machine, I am the author of the website in the subject heading. It is my understanding that your website currently holds 5 saved caches of my blog. Respectfully, I would like you to remove these from your website, please. It ...

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Important Conversations
22 February 2011. I set up a blog. When you set up a blog, no matter how you paint it, you have to have a certain level of conceit. You have to believe that people are interested in what you have to say. Therefore, what you have to say has to be interesting...

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It's Okay...
A lot of people will tell you to be different. In the 21st century, that's quite startling. Supposedly, we are in an era of unprecedented social progress. It's a lie. Certain agendas are being furthered, mostly off the back of anecdotal whining, while other...

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Why Did ISIL Attack Islam?
28 June 2016: Ataturk Airport in Istanbul endures bombings and shootings, exceeding the lethality of a similar incident at Brussels Airport. 3 July 2016: Baghdad endures a terrorist assault that makes the Paris attacks pale in comparison. ISIL claimed respo...

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The Death of Democracy
Robert M. Hutchins said "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." He was wrong. Democracy is in its final throes and it is dying in the most noisy...

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LGBT & Islam - The Test of Tolerance
When news of the Orlando shooting came, it shook the world. To put it into context, it was the 136th mass shooting incident in the USA in 2016, a fact that I worry we've become desensitised to. What made it stand out was the horrifying body count: 50 dead, ...

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I am tired of being told what I need to do to live a full life. Every life is full. It is time we stopped devaluing people's experiences within this mortality, good or bad, because every human story is unique, special and important.

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Is this the best Marvel movie ever made?

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Happiness is sold as a one-size-fits-all pinnacle of the human emotional state that we must seek at any cost. It isn't. It's okay to be sad.

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23 June 2016 is the day of decision for the UK. I've chosen my side. This is why.
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