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We wonder how these terrorists can commit such barbarous atrocities as we see in Brussels — even while most of us happily countenance, even celebrate, far more extensive and continuous atrocities committed by our leaders in pursuit of domination. Then we pretend that the former has no connection to the latter. Yet the targets of these foreign policies live through a hundred Brussels attacks, a dozen 9/11s every year. We teach violence to the world — brutal destruction of individual lives, of societies and communities, of entire nations — yet are shocked when the world responds in kind.

_I will say it again: there is absolutely no justification for the murder of innocent people such as we saw in Brussels today. None. But crimes of equal horror — killing innocent people, disrupting the lives of millions of others, and filling them with fear — are being carried out, routinely, and on a much larger scale, by the leaders of our Western nations and their allies. This is too is equally unjustifiable, and is worthy of the same level of rejection and outrage we rightly apply to the Brussels atrocity._
The atrocities in Brussels — and they are horrific, criminal atrocities — are not occurring in a vacuum. They are not springing from some unfathomable abyss of motiveless malevolence. T…
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And we protested those wars in our millions. Our ruling class is out of step with us. Even then, our military actions do not deliberately target civilians. This is a false equivalence, a near-masturbatory spasm of unnecessary and misdirected white guilt that seems to emerge with every atrocity. I'm with Harris on this, intent matters.

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Really enjoyed listening to this thoughtful and sensitive piece about Japan's tsunami dead, five years ago today.

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Five years after Japan's Tsunami, some survivors report seeing the ghosts of the dead.

Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor of the Times, has lived in Japan for 20 years. After the 2011 Tsunami he began to hear strange stories from the survivors. One woman said she was possessed by 25 different spirits, including a chained dog which had starved within the Fukushima fallout zone. A young builder saw people, plastered in mud, walking endlessly past his house. A cab driver's fare disappeared from the back seat, as soon as the car arrived at the abandoned address.

Now, Richard revisits the region to talk to those who claim to have seen ghosts.

Their stories - sometimes frightening, sometimes beautiful - reveal deeply-held elements of Japanese faith and spirituality, such as the cult of the ancestors, and Richard quickly comes to understand the role the dead play in the lives of the living.

Almost 20,000 people died in the disaster and for many survivors it felt selfish to express their personal grief. We hear how, for those trying to help people struck by the tragedy, part of the challenge has been to prompt them to express how they feel. Perhaps this is what the ghosts are doing.

So, as well as those directly affected, Richard talks those who try to comfort them - such as publisher Masashi Hijikata, who has revived an old literary tradition of Kaidankai or weird tale parties, bringing people together to tell their ghost tales in a kind of group therapy. There's also Reverend Kaneta, a charismatic Zen priest who has performed exorcisms on the 'possessed' and travelled the coastline, encouraging people to talk about their trauma while drinking coffee and listening to the dissonant jazz of Thelonius Monk records.
Five years after Japan's Tsunami, some survivors report seeing the ghosts of the dead.Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor of the Times, has lived in Japan for 20 years. After the 2011 Tsunami he began to hear strange stories from the survivors. One woman said she was possessed by 25 different spirits, including a chained dog which had starved within the Fukushima fallout zone. A young builder saw people, plastered in mud, walking endlessly past his ...
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Dropped some acid I scored off Much Maas, now too paranoid to leave the house, so I'm reading Pynchon in private. Happy 79th birthday Tom. #pynchoninpublic  
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In less than 8 hours, 1 post has already surpassed the most shared post in the history of Facebook (the previous record was held by King Israel, posted on March 26th, 2015 – it’s now been shared 623,042 times). One of Facebook’s biggest pages, “Humans of New York“, with over 17 million likes (Donald Trump ...
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Some real howlers here.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a smart phone may not be in want of your dick pic."

~Jane Austen, reimagined
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This is part 2 of my Bunhill Fields Blog. Part 1 can be found here: GWMs, Dead Psychogeographers and Funerary Enclaves Bunhill Fields Cemetery is under renovation at the moment, as you can see from the above image. There are ...
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    Intern, 2008 - 2008
  • Due South magazine
    Rock Music Reviewer/Feature Writer, 1989 - 1990
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    Semi-pro musician, 1982 - 1998
  • Dean & Dyball
    Labourer, 1988 - 1989
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    Insurance Clerk, Admin Assistant, 1986 - 1999
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    1999 - 2004
  • Hill College, Southampton
    1978 - 1979
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