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Of Manners and Culture

In Rudyard Kipling’s book Kim, there is an episode where Kim quickly talks his way out of some trouble through a series of creative fictions and taradiddles, and Kipling concludes his description by saying Kim could lie like an Oriental.  This is most disturbing to the modern ear.  There are other similar episodes, but I still […]

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News Links

Struggle sessions, self criticism, and ‘Unlearning workshops.’  Because re-education is so old-fashioned.   Everything is just lovely in Sweden: Sweden will ‘never go back’ to the days of mass immigration after failed asylum seeker launched Friday’s truck attack in Stockholm, says the country’s shell-shocked PM Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396224/Sweden-never-mass-immigration-PM-says.html#ixzz4dqtNVHNA Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail […]

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Re-accomodate is the newest buzzword

United badly overbooked their flight, as per usual. Then they needed four seats for their own staff (not sure how that works, don’t staff have their own seating?) and they had already allowed everybody to board and be seated. They asked for volunteers to leave for 400 dollars and an overnight stay in a hotel. […]

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Bug- if you’re squeamish about bugs don’t look.

I found this wandering down the same road I was on as I was on my way home from language lessons. It glittered under the glow of a streetlamp.   Tessaratomidae family, or shield bugs because they are shaped like shields. It’s a large family with members all over the world.  Stink bugs and harlequin […]

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Culturally Bullied into Silence

This story is worth reading.   Note that I disagree with her on gender and transgender issues that what I mostly would say to her is, “Good grief, what did you expect?  Your side brought this down on all of us, and it’s not going to get better until you wake up and realize cultural bullying, […]

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