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the use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one's eyes ), either as a fault of style or for emphasis.

Choose Wisely

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From Parable of the Talents:

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.

To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.

To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.

To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.

To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.

To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

 

 

Korean Buffalo WIngs

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Via: All Things BBQ ..... Tom Jackson

Ingredients

 

Korean Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Gochujang fermented chile paste
  • 1/4 cup Cattleman’s Grill Pit Fire Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, fine grated on microplane
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, fine grated on microplane
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 3/4 cup unsalted Butter

 

Kimchi Ranch:

  • 1/2 cup kimchi
  • 1/2 cup Kewpie mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup tbsp green onion, minced

Dick

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What attracted you so much to Dick?

 

CARRÈRE

 

For me, he’s the Dostoyevsky of the twentieth century, the guy who understood it all. Actually, I am struck by his posthumous life—not only all the movies based on his books, but all the movies that aren’t, like The Matrix, The Truman Show, and Inception, that show reality disappearing behind its representation. It used to bother me that all these people didn’t admit their debt to Dick. But in the end, I think it’s great. What twenty years ago we called the world of Philip K. Dick is now just the world. We don’t need to cite him anymore. He’s won

Appiah urges readers to see the multiplicities of our identities, which both define our individuality and describe a commonality.

adumbration

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noun.

a shadow or faint image of something:In the south, where the Tibetan plateau begins its gradual rise, we can just glimpse the hazy adumbration of its mountains above the undulating horizon

Portuguese cheese lingo.

curado: aged
queijo: cheese
queijo fresco: fresh cheese


https://delishably.com/dairy/Portuguese-Cheese
cabra: goat
ovelha: sheep
leite: milk
vaca: cow

We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life,” EO Wilson

Obloquy & a long list of synonyms

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ob·lo·quy

/ˈäbləkwē/

noun

strong public criticism or verbal abuse.

"he endured years of contempt and obloquy"

Similar:

vilification

opprobrium

vituperation

condemnation

castigation

denunciation

abuse

criticism

censure

flak

defamation

denigration

disparagement

derogation

slander

revilement

reviling

calumny

calumniation

execration

excoriation

lambasting

upbraiding

bad press

character assassination

attack

invective

libel

insults

aspersions

mudslinging

bad-mouthing

tongue-lashing

stick

verbal

slagging off

contumely

animadversion

objurgation

Opposite:

praise

disgrace, especially that brought about by public abuse.

“A Punishing American Zeitgeist”​ | An Interview with Nikhil Pal Singh

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Link to a reprise of the Trumpian phenomenon and a caution to us all against apathy and under estamating the peril we are still in.

Another figure who rises in that moment, and who remains central within Trump’s orbit, is Rudy Giuliani, who became mayor of New York in the 1990s after, interestingly enough, leading a riot of mostly off-duty New York policemen on the steps of City Hall to protest the Dinkins administration’s plans for an all-civilian police review board. Talk about an echo. The police riot at City Hall launched Giuliani into the NYC Mayor’s office. There he was again before the riot at the Capitol on stage with Trump calling for a “trial by combat.”

 

Karl Polanyi’s Great Transformation and the Counter Movement to Capitalism

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From:  Karl Polanyi’s Great Transformation and the Countermovement to Capitalism

The outright abolition of democracy was the fascist project. In Polanyi’s view, it aimed to overcome society’s division into economic and political spheres by subordinating politics (democracy) to the unconstrained rule of capital. 

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Polanyi argued that democracy was not a political regime of capitalist society. Rather, democracy and capitalism were separate systems, pulling in opposite directions.