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James Clarke

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Greetings TZM, As we are looking to pick back up the momentum of The Zeitgeist Movement Syracuse NY Chapter, I will be hosting a webinar to reintroduce the movement to the region on September 30th... Check out the events page on our new site for additional information http://tzmsyracuseny.jimdo.com/events/ please note that the new chapter website is still under construction and pages may change frequently so check back often for updates, or sign up for our newsletter and get monthly updates on events, progress, and other TZM news. Please feel free to share this post to get the word out. The webinar is only able to hold 50 participants including myself so get your seat early.
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TerraRubicon
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+TerraRubicon Totally concur but I would go a stage further. I feel this whole façade of what we call democracy has continually let people down. It has never really delivered except what the powers that should not be wants. It relies on the monetary system and anywhere money is involved there will always be haves and have nots and greed.
I has rarely served humanity for the greater good.
I feel that humanity needs to get rid of money, Greatly improve education for every one. It is only through this horrible monetary system that the 1% survive 
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Refuse to Cooperate

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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/end-drug-war-now.html

End The Drug War Now

Credit: Seven, RTC Correspondent

The time has come for some people to change their minds about the marijuana plant. It's time to admit you were lied to, so that other people could make a quick buck. You were used as a puppet to denounce this plant and anyone who uses it, and you were complicit in the imprisonment of millions of people, for nothing. If you still won't believe the truth, when at this point it's difficult to avoid it, then, I and most other people in the modern world, would prefer you just stowe it, so that the rest of the world can move forward without you.

Cower in your homes as the "marijuana addicts" finally win, and in a few years, feel incredibly stupid when nothing happens. Colorado is in the middle of an economic boom because of decriminalization, while traffic accidents and crime, across the board, have dropped. If you're still standing in the way of progress, it's not the plant that gets people bug-eyed. It's you.

You were bought, back in 1934, when William Randolph Hearst first learned that hemp made better paper than wood. You believed the racist lies he invented and lobbied congress with. You were convinced that black people smoked the "devil's weed" and raped white women. You watched the movies he funded like "The Devil Weed" and "Reefer Madness," and you believed the propaganda. You agreed that millions should be jailed like common criminals, and you helped ONE man continue his printing empire while the rest of the country descended into a drug war that stole our wealth, our children, our trust in the police, and our integrity. It was also just so ONE man could make a profit.

#refusetocooperate, #rebelstronghold, #kentallenhalliburton, #bud, #sevenrtc, #drugwar, #government, #getyourhouseinorder, #jail, #wearewatching, #powertothepeople, #deathbeforedishonor, #hell, #infinitediversityininfinitecombinations, #marijuana
The time has come for some people to change their minds about the marijuana plant. It's time to admit you were lied to, so that other people could make a quick buck. You were used as a puppet to denounce this plant and anyone...
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Beneficial Technology  - 
 
SolarWindow has announced that they are working on transparent veneers that can be placed on regular windows and panels, turning them into electricity-generating solar cells.
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Refuse to Cooperate

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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/chelsea-manning-deserves-medal.html

“Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath. This is a kingdom of conscience, or nothing. What man is a man who does not make the world better” - Lord Balian, Defender of Jerusalem, 1187 A.D.

"I wrote this piece for the news section of the website of the Texas Communist Party when I was still the State Organizer for the Texas Young Communist League. It is just as true, now, as it was then." - Kent Allen Halliburton

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee PFC Bradley Manning, now Chelsea Manning, is a former Army intelligence analyst who was accused of releasing the Collateral Murder video, which shows the killing of unarmed civilians, as well as, two Reuters journalists by an Army Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. She was also accused of sharing the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and a series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables. These documents were published by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and they have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses committed by U.S. funded contractors and foreign militaries. It has also shown the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy. It has since been confirmed that PFC Manning did release these documents. Given the war crimes and criminal acts that these documents exposed, she should be given the Medal of Honor. Trying her for treason is just one more criminal act in a long line of criminal misdeeds conducted by this government.

Chelsea Manning is a fine example of a person that possess impenetrable moral courage. If you would like to join what is now Refuse to Cooperate, in showing her support, you can do so at, https://www.chelseamanning.org/.

#refusetocooperate, #chelseamanning, #whistleblower, #integrity, #corruption, #governmentlies, #bribery, #powertothepeople, #kill, #medalofhonor, #wearewatching, #getyourhouseinorder, #truth, #deathbeforedishonor, #infinitediversityininfinitecombinations
“Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath. This is a kingdom ...
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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/an-exploration-of-sovereignty-on-us.html

An Exploration of Sovereignty on The U.S. Border with Mexico

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition." - John Acton

"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves; therefore, are its only safe depositories." - Thomas Jefferson

"The United States, not Iran, poses the greatest threat to world peace." - Noam Chomsky

"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?" - Saint Augustine

TAKE NOTE THAT THIS PIECE DOES NOT GIVE CREDENCE TO DONALD TRUMP'S RECENT RAMBLINGS ABOUT HIS USELESS WALL.

In doing the research for this project, there were a few questions that needed to be answered. What is Sovereignty? Who can exercise sovereignty? Can individuals and corporations exercise sovereignty alongside nations? Of the texts used for the basis of this discussion, it was in Imaginary Lines that a real definition of the word began to take shape. In chapter three of this text, the definition came out of Supreme Court case, Chae Chan Ping v. United States, 130 U.S. 581 (1889), in which the court, ruling in an immigration case, ruled that any independent nation should have the right to exercise “jurisdiction over its own territory,” which included the power to determine who it will or will not admit into its territory. This same case was mentioned in Luibheid's, Entry Denied. Luibheid referenced the case, which she quoted from Chang’s “A Meditation on Borders,” which is a chapter in Immigration Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-immigrant Impulse in the United States, edited by Juan Perea, to make the same point as Ettinger. She also quoted Foucault’s History of Sexuality, where it was stated, “Sovereign power came to assume not the right to kill but to foster and expand life.”

Related to this, she offered another quote, “The calculated management of life represented a break from earlier rationalities of state that were driven by concepts of divine ordering or the power of monarchs to take life or let live,” which is from Foucault’s “On Governmentality,” a chapter in the book, The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, edited by Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, and Peter Miller. Utilizing this as a starting point for one's thought process, in conjunction with Semblances of Sovereignty, it would not be difficult to reason out a definition of sovereignty that answers all three questions here. It should go a little something like this, “Sovereignty is the ability of a nation-state entity to exercise control over a vast geographical region or territory, the ability to control the actions of the people within that region or territory, the ability to determine who can and cannot enter that region or territory, the ability to define who is or is not eligible to enjoy the rights of citizenship within that region or territory, the ability to retain control of the resources within that region or territory for the profit of the nation-state, and the ability to do these things in an organized and coherent manner over a sustained period of time.”

#refusetocooperate, #borderlands, #kentallenhalliburton, #resist #revolution, #powertothepeople, #getyourhouseinorder, #state, #wearewatching, #deathbeforedishonor, #borderpatrol, #death, #immigration, #undocumented, #corporations, #environment, #war, #infinitediversityininfinitecombinations, #sovereignty, #persecution, #panchovilla, #mexicanrevolution, #WWI, #emmatenayuca, #bath
"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of l...
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Refuse to Cooperate

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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/why-mainstream-media-isnt-covering.html

Why The Mainstream Media Isn't Covering (Insert Topic)

Credit: Seven, RTC Correspondent

I've been hearing a lot of news about the pipeline protests, and yes, I've seen the video. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then chances are, you're watching NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX or some other large corporate media entity to get your news. You may even listen to talk radio or watch some comedy "news" broadcasts to stay informed. The problem is, their money all comes from the same place.

That's exactly what it's become, too. It's not news anymore, and it hasn't been for a long time. News doesn't make money anymore. It's a real eye opener when you come to that realization. What we're watching is just another form of entertainment on the hypnotic rectangle we all keep in our living rooms, and ratings rule reality.

#refusetocooperate, #rebelstronghold, #sevenrtc, #socialmedia, #kentallenhalliburton, #printmedia, #tvnews, #internet, #money, #propaganda, #getyourhouseinorder, #deathbeforedishonor, #fire, #wearewatching, #powertothepeople, #NBC, #FOX, #CNN, #ABC, #CBS, #infinitediversityininfinitecombinations, #freethoughtproject, #occupy, #antimedia, #trueactivist
I've been hearing a lot of news about the pipeline protests, and yes, I've seen the video. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then chances are, you're watching NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX or some other large corporate medi...
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TerraRubicon
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TZM General Discussion  - 
 
New York City Meeting, September 3.

#TZM   #NLRBE   #ZeitgeistMovement   #NewYork  
We will meet this Saturday to discuss and plan for an important Zeitgeist-Libertarian debate that will be coming up in October. Foto's van The Zeitgeist Movement NYC. foto van Mike Z. Geist. 'What if we did a Solemn Commemoration ***fully nude***. foto van Mike Z. Geist.
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Welcome to the "TZM" Community. Keep all of the Discussions in the proper categories and try to stay on topic. Please keep the Discussions Civil. Enjoy each others company and be as helpful as possible.

Refuse to Cooperate

TZM General Discussion  - 
 
http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/anonymous-videos.html

Anonymous Videos

Credit: Seven, RTC Correspondent

Anonymous videos. We've all seen them. The crash of suspenseful music, some crazy-cool newscast-style graphics and then the familiar masked and hooded figure sitting at a desk threatening the world with a modulated voice.

But how effective are they? To be honest, I used to watch every one of them after the Snowden incident and get excited. "Oh man, they're gonna take out Capital One!" and "Holy shit! The world government is going to fall!?". "10 MILLION people showing up for a rally? I'm there, man!" But then nothing happens. That rally? The Million Mask March? Maybe 100 people showed up at the biggest location, and what about the imminent government collapses? It doesn't take long to recover from a DDOS, and a defaced website can be loaded from backup in under a minute after it's spotted. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the governments of Israel, Syria, Russia, France, etc can manage to function while their websites are down. They've operated for hundreds of years without websites and email.

So, I pass over these videos now. They can be made by one person with some video editing software and don't even have to come close to representing the general consensus. I've actually seen one video directly threaten the makers of a different video before. The whole thing is just crying wolf. When you make empty threats constantly, nobody respects them, and after a while, people just ignore them. The creators of these videos need to understand that with each new video they put out, they are taking away just a little bit of respect for the movement.

#refusetocooperate, #rebelstronghold, #anonymous, #sevenrtc, #kentallenhalliburton, #getyourhouseinorder, #powertothepeople, #deathbeforedishonor, #wearewatching, #networksecurity, #computers, #hacking, #servers, #DDOS, #keyboardcowboys
Anonymous videos. We've all seen them. The crash of suspenseful music, some crazy-cool newscast-style graphics and then the familiar masked and hooded figure sitting at a desk threatening the world with a modulated voice. But...
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TerraRubicon
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TZM General Discussion  - 
A forensic psychologist says in some sectors, the prevalence of people with psychopathic traits is almost the same as in prison.
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Eric Dubay

TZM General Discussion  - 
 
Jesus Christ Never Existed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-k2glNuwLI Please don't be turned off by the title! The following documentary sheds light on the deepest esoteric teachings of Christianity hidden from the masses for millennia, exposes the real Bible code, and shows the enlightening truth of who Jesus the Christ truly was and is. For Christians and non-Christians alike, this unique documentary helps bring a fuller understanding of the origins and mysteries of the Abrahamic faiths. Please watch and share this most important and transformative feature with your friends and family to help spread the good word! 
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Refuse to Cooperate

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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/community-members-stand-up-for-soldiers.html

Community Members Stand Up for Soldiers’ Right to Heal

"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership." - Colin Powell

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death." - Sun Tzu

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed." - Allen Boyd

"I would like everyone to know that this piece was written Leslie S. Robinson back in 2012. It was then, and still a great piece of work. Though I have I have not heard from him in while, I still consider Leslie to be a very good friend of mine. His dedication to cause of my fellow veterans was both an inspiration and an honor to behold." - Kent Allen Halliburton

A demonstration was held on May 24, 2012, outside the Fort Hood main gate in Killeen, Texas. It honored soldiers who have committed suicide due to trauma inflicted in combat, and asked General Campbell, then Commanding General of III Corps at Fort Hood, to enforce policies which would improve service members’ access to behavioral healthcare. A group of veterans and civilian supporters identifying as Operation Recovery passed out flyers for a memorial day BBQ along with copies of command policies MEDCEN01 and SURG1 to vehicles entering and exiting the gate.

MEDCEN01 and SURG1 were enacted on Fort Hood to give soldiers the access their appropriate treatment plans. The weight of the Uniform Code of Military Justice was supposed to cover them, so that, despite, the disruption in operational readiness, they would be allowed to seek care without fear of retaliation from their unit. Unfortunately, they are not always enforced at the company or battalion level, for the sake of expediency, and further, due to a culture of silence around these issues.

#refusetocooperate, #lesliesrobinson, #PTSD,#kentallenhalliburton, #cultofsilence, #braininjury, #shellshock, #combatfatigue, #combat, #getyourhouseinorder, #powertothepeople, #wearewatching, #infinitediversityininfintecombinations, #vietnam, #iraq, #suckitup, #afghanistan, #medicalbenefits, #protest, #activism
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a fa...
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Refuse to Cooperate

TZM General Discussion  - 
 
http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/09/marxism-made-easy-part-5-revolution.html

Marxism Made Easy - Part 5: Revolution

Credit: Brother Apostate, RTC Correspondent

"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." - Marx and Engels, "The Communist Manifesto"

Disclaimer: In places like first world countries, such as the US, at the time of this writing, revolutionary conditions do not exist, and it would be the height of stupidity to push for revolution when there are no revolutionary conditions and no mass movement to carry them out.

In the last article, we identified the main features that lead capitalism into constant crisis and pointed out the grim future unchecked capitalism will lead us to. Now, we need to look at how we get rid of the problem.

The term revolution is thrown around a lot these days. Every day marketing firms tell us of new products the will "revolutionize" every aspect of our lives; they paint us as revolutionaries in order to get us to buy these new products, as though buying a product were a great act of rebellion.

Populist politicians cheapen the term in much the same way, trying to get us to buy their agendas of reform with slogans of "political revolution." With these slogans, they imply that their policies will somehow destroy existing power structures.

The term revolution, however, has a specific meaning in politics. It is. very plainly, the forcible overthrow of a government or social order for a new way of doing things. It isn't pretty, it isn't a dinner party, it isn't just a fashion statement or a bought product, it isn't anti-authoritarian, nor can it be achieved or defended after the fact without authority. Engels put it this way:

"A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon — authoritarian means, if such there be at all; and if the victorious party does not want to have fought in vain, it must maintain this rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionists. Would the Paris Commune have lasted a single day if it had not made use of this authority of the armed people against the bourgeois? Should we not, on the contrary, reproach it for not having used it freely enough?"

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"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." - Marx and Engels, "The Communist Manifesto" Disclaimer: In places like first world countries, such as the US, at the time of this writin...
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TZM General Discussion  - 
 
#TZM   #NLRBE   #ZeitgeistMovement   #London  
Saturday 10 September.
NEW VENUE - THE PRINCE OF WALES FEATHERS The purpose of these meetings (and hence why the movement even exists) is to combine efforts for transitioning to a more humane and sustainable social system. This involves planning and organisation for community based activism and awareness actions.
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Bruce Bjørkhaug

TZM General Discussion  - 
 
An international trade deal being negotiated in secret is a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” that poses a threat to democratic sovereignty and “the very concept of public services”, campaigners have warned.
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Refuse to Cooperate

TZM General Discussion  - 
 
http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/08/fifa-world-cup-2022-qatar-slavery-and.html

FIFA World Cup, 2022: Qatar - Slavery and Bribery

Credit: Lexa Moon, RTC Youth Editor

Qatar has placed its bid for, and won, the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the premier global event for professional football/soccer. The bid has since been placed under extreme scrutiny, and is under investigation by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations on charges of suspected bribery and corruption. So far, the investigation has led to the resignation of FIFA President, Sepp Blatter. With a population of almost 2 million people, Qatar will be the first Arab state to host the World Cup. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, son of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the then Emir of Qatar, was the chairman of the bid committee. Qatar promoted their hosting of the tournament as representing the Arab World, and have drawn support from member states of the Arab League from around the Middle East. They had also hoped to position their bid as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the Arab World and the West.

Qatari officials denied any impropriety and insist that the corruption allegations are being driven by envy and mistrust on the part of those people who do not want the World Cup staged in such a country, a possible reference to the Islamic culture and religion of Qatar. Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, gave an interview to German media in June of 2014, stating, "the country is not getting the respect it deserves over its efforts to hold the World Cup" and the, "Qatari Emir strictly punishes and forbids instances of corruption and bribery with a zero-tolerance policy." The question still remains, though, as to whether Qatar is going to be punished for using what amounts to modern day slave labor. Given these circumstances, is the FIFA committee still going to allow the 2022 FIFA World cup to take place in Qatar? In my personal opinion the FIFA committee should take action and punish Qatar for cheating its way into hosting the event. They should also ban Qatar from future consideration for allowing their central stadium to be built on the backs of unpaid, starved, and physically trapped migrant workers, aka slaves. Let me know what your opinion is in the comments.

#refusetocooperate, #missionkeepyoursmile, #lexamoon, #FIFA, #kentallenhalliburton, #football, #soccer, #worldcup, #qatar, #slavery, #bribery, #getyourhouseinorder, #deathbeforedishonor, #wearewatching, #powertothepeople, #corruption, #migrants, #infinitediversityininfinitecombinations, #friendship, #islam
“It’s modern day slavery. It’s a modern day apartheid when people here are being used for their work, and they have no rights whatsoever.” – Paul Lopez Qatar has placed its bid for, and won, the right to host the 2022 FIFA ...
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Refuse to Cooperate

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http://refusetocooperate3.blogspot.com/2016/08/marxism-and-religion.html

Credit: John Griffin, RTC Foreign Correspondent

The question of religion is a complex one, and can be approached from a number of different standpoints: historical, philosophical, political, etc. Marxism began as a philosophy: dialectical materialism. A very good explanation of this philosophy can be found in works such as Engels' Anti-During and Ludwig Feuerbach's, Reason in Revolt, Marxist philosophy and Modern Science provides a comprehensive modern account of the same ideas. This is the starting-point for a clarification of the philosophical position of Marxism on religion.

The results of the human genome project show conclusively that we share our genes with other species - that ancient genes helped to make us who we are. Humans share their genes with other species going far back into the mists of time. In fact, a small part of this common genetic inheritance can be traced back to primitive organisms such as bacteria. In many cases, humans have exactly the same genes as rats, mice, cats, dogs and even fruit flies. Indeed, scientists have now found some 200 genes that humans share with bacteria. In this way, the final proof of evolution has been established. In a fundamental way, no divine intervention is required.

The knowledge that this life is fleeting, that we and our loved ones will not always be here, far from being a cause for dismay, should inspire us with a passionate love of life, and a burning desire to make it better for all. We know that every flower is born only to wither, and in some sense the transience of the bloom lends it a tragic beauty. But we also know that nature blossoms afresh each spring, and that the eternal cycle of birth and death that is the essence of every living thing is what gives life its bittersweet flavour. That comedy and tragedy, the laughter and the tears, these are what makes life the rich mosaic of human sensations that it is. This is our inescapable destiny as human beings.

#refusetocooperate, #religion, #marxism, #materialism, #science, #evolution, #opiateofthemasses, #karlmarx, #powertothepeople, #getyourhouseinorder, #deathbeforedishonor, #genomeproject, #wearewatching, #infinitediversityininfintecombinations, #afterlife

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