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China’s Belt And Road Plan To Reshape The International Order: …the West may find itself out-competed in three different areas: First, it may find itself displaced in terms of the norms of international relations and development. Second, the economic infrastructure of development itself may be increasingly under Chinese political control. Finally, the sorts of deals

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LINKS Into the Empty: Designer Realities: Coming To A Life Near You! With UFO’s and other things which officially ‘do not exist’ for large segments of the population, there’s no need to wonder ‘where they are from’ if you aren’t seeing them: You’re simply not part of the club of people who are. Witnesses are

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DAVID LYNCH Great, weird David Lynch interview from 1992. Have you ever had a religious experience? Yes I have. Several years ago I was at the LA County Museum of Art and they had this show of sandstone carvings from India. I was there with my first wife and our daughter Jennifer and I wandered

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EGO People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study: According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and meditation. But

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fuguewave loop 0000006 by brett van donsel “Each of them would soon literally be an island in an archipelago drained of time.”#JGBallard #TheDrought pic.twitter.com/WcqaSLEKBu — is.Ballardian (@TerminalBeach_) May 15, 2018 ..Soleil inversé de la nuit /Giovanna Garzoni (1600–1670) pic.twitter.com/JicMa16Kzw — Laetitia Wilfert (@LaetitiaWilfert) May 25, 2018 pic.twitter.com/uSwxOBdaQe — Archillect (@archillect) May 25, 2018 pic.twitter.com/q5WiOVyzPr —

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MUSIC Music as a repellant — Bach at the Burger King: Baroque music seems to make the most potent repellant. “[D]espite a few assertive, late-Romantic exceptions like Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff,” notes critic Scott Timberg, “the music used to scatter hoodlums is pre-Romantic, by Baroque or Classical-era composers such as Vivaldi or Mozart.” Public administrators seldom

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CRYPTO Matthew Pirkowski on the concept of “Distributed Valerism“: Distributed Valerism shifts economic focus away from concerns regarding the centralized management of ownership and toward the long-tail dynamics of value representation, storage, and transaction within a behavioral landscape adapted to the novel physical and game theoretic constraints of an information economy. Where possible, I seek

You May Remember…

You may remember these 1980s tracks, or you may not. They probably charted respectably at one point but have been lost to obscurity over the years. These are the kind of semi-popular but not hugely popular AOR-style cuts that dominated my interest in the mid-80s. Thank you, WAPL.

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AMERICA “U.S. secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest and undermine government: USAid started ZunZuneo, a social network built on texts, in hope it could be used to organize ‘smart mobs’ to trigger Cuban spring”: According to documents obtained by the Associated Press and multiple interviews with people involved in the project, the plan was

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ANIMALS “Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake”: …a political leader in the town of Nysa, Czeslaw Bilobran, has reportedly said the cow will live out its life in peace. Politician and former singer, Pawel Kukiz,