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Goddess-centric Pagan, student of Hermetics, Socialist Democrat before it became cool.

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Movie: Hell or High Water

This is a true to life movie, especially if a person is very very smart. I'm not going to out any spoilers but if you sit back (you've got 2 hours) and watch and think about it, a person could do the same as Toby. He's quite brilliant actually in how he thinks out on saving the family land.

One thing that struck me is how the cinematographer and director captured the America we (rural) live in: dying, dusty towns that have been left behind, with only the Debt Relief mafia's left, with railroad tracks running through the middle.

So when you watch film, watch the background too of each shot. That's where we are. We've been left out since the 1970s and there are no start-up funds bailing out our downtowns. No money in it.

Jeff Bridges chews up the scenery because he was given that free hand to do so. He is any cop USA.

Good film which gives you lots to think on, which is what a good movie does.

(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online

(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online
By Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith June 01, 2016

In the early days of the social web, putting someone's name in multiple parentheses was meant to give that person a cute virtual hug. Today, it's something far more sinister.

Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname — for instance, (((Fleishman))) — to identify and target Jews for harassment on blogs and major social media sites like Twitter. As one white supremacist tweeted, "It's closed captioning for the Jew-blind."

Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for the New York Times, wrote about his experience as a victim of this harassment in a May 26 story.

"Hello ((Weisman))" it began after Weisman tweeted a Washington Post article about Donald Drumpf titled "This Is How Fascism Comes to America."

Weisman asked his harasser, @CyberTrump, to explain the symbol. "It's a dog whistle, fool," the user responded. "Belling the cat for my fellow goyim."


(If this has been posted earlier, let me know and I'll delete this post.)

Interesting blog -- he equates technology as making a deal with Lucifer

(though, it seems, Lucifer is a title, like Christ is a title, not actual names). If being true, then you could go either way on Lucifer & Technology/Science.

The blog does deal a little with CT, which I haven't read in years, but also makes the posts more enlightening because I am familiar with it.


Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved

Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved
By Bill Bowden
This article was published January 25, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.


WINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas.

The 3.87-mile segment of Arkansas 220 goes from Devil’s Den State Park south about a mile into Crawford County.

Arkansas has 16,411 miles of highways.

“Paving these last few miles is highly symbolic for a state which has traditionally had a reputation as hopelessly backward,” said Tom Dillard, an Arkansas historian.

Dillard cited the story of the Arkansas Traveler and the 1903 book On a Slow Train Through Arkansaw, which became the best-selling joke book in American history.

more at link

Technically, all highways were paved and the Highway Dept. inherited this road from the Nat'l Forestry Service.
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