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Mike Edwards's picture
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Bumper, Car, Discourse

I saw an interesting pairing of political statements on the back bumper of a vehicle the other day; on the left side was a sticker that read Socialism Sucks, while on the right was a sticker thick with flags that read Freedom Isn't Free. Besides the bumper that they were affixed to, I was able to unify these stickers under the idea of contemporary conservative politics; even the side-by-side placement of the two stickers seemed to mirror our left versus right division. But more fascinating to me is the thinking that went into the selection of these contradictory sentiments; on one side, there's a clear acknowledgement that our political system comes at a cost, while on the other side, there's a denial of that cost. I really didn't have a point in posting this bit, it was just a strange little thing that I noticed, but now I'm wishing that I had a bumper sticker with me that day to affix in the middle: If you get confused, listen to the music play...

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....or as someone once said

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I was just thinking of bacon and
wanted to drop in and sher the moment.

But do not confuse bacon with the bacon
I speak of.

Bacon is just an example.

I love you ALL so much.
I read and watch and listen
all the time. Like bacon wafting
in the morning air. I love you, All.

just poking around...

A loving and sensual day to ya, ALL.
xo

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must you coment,mean

pullarity from a center point, expainsion, oposit of compression.

jonapi (not verified)
maternal health

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I'm relatively moved

Stillness, another one of those illusions that fools so many humans. Everything in the universe is constantly in motion, in absolute terms. Things only appear to be motionless because they are moving at the same rate and in the same direction as we are, so relative to us they seem still. Unpropelled things on the surface of the Earth are moving at about 3,272 miles per hour relative to the center of the Earth, except that the Earth itself is moving about 33,314 miles per hour relative to the Sun. And the Sun appears to be spiraling in towards the black hole at the center of the Milky Way at about 559,234 miles per hour. I'm not up to speed enough on my astrophysics to calculate how fast the Milky Way is hurtling away from the locus of the Big Bang or to defend any such calculation against the other potentially valid schools of thought on the subject, but I am prepared to assert that there is a preponderance of evidence supporting the notion that the universe is expanding at some rate.

So what does all that mean? Well, the next time you're tempted to skip over Space when listening to a show, consider that (relatively speaking) it will be over in the blink of an eye, so why not just enjoy the ride?

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Label,catorgize,distingusih,seperate. hippie. disunband.

such compresion, particule dust has no motion.
so,na na na, I choose to inore you.

jonapi (not verified)
indeed

quite so mr. edwards!
that's a wonderful quote.

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So It Still Goes

"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is."

Mark Vonnegut, quoted in Kurt Vonnegut's last novel, Timequake.

jonapi (not verified)
visions of the future

the intelligence revolution.

the quantum revolution.

the biotech revolution.

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