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Having read lots of diary entires from Alice (not Susie) Salmon in "What she left" by T.R. Richmond (which I listened to first and felt the need to buy after. Twice.) and before that from Lilia Kirsch in the first of the diary series by Mara Andeck (someone I once knew before any of us was 21) and after my younger one found one of my chinese paper diaries in the drawer where she had hoped to find an old camera of mine (which she wanted to borrow for the two weeks camping challenge for school she started today) ...I felt like updating my LJ again.

Starting with the song stuck in my head while reading Rainbow Rowell's "Attachments". So here it is:


From "Closer", which I loved when I saw it, some longer time ago, which I am not. A closer, that is.

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Bernie talks about the campaign what we have to do going into the last few weeks before the Democratic Convention. He has a strong message for Super Delegates.




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Maybe I do my own lists another day... f-locked probably... but this is a start.

Aktuelle Stimmung: melancholy melancholy
Aktuelle Musik: Scala - Exit music (for a film) - Radiohead | Powered by Last.fm

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Aktuelle Musik: Chameleon Circuit - The Doctor is Dying | Powered by Last.fm

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When coming back from a business visit to Munich, where I re-met two lovely female employees of the Business Plan Competition (one now not just married but with two small kids) and two lovely elder male colleagues as coaches for the entrepreneurs, where I barely caught the night train going to Paris (France, not Texas) on my way home... when arriving at my desk where just a pot of lukewarm tea awaited me, I could not help but think of the question that other man with a moustache once asked, a long time ago:
"I've seen all your qualifications... but where do you go to, my lovely, when you're alone in your bed?"




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I haven't met the Aga Khan (but several previous heads of my own government), I do not own a racehorse unlike the Romney style (but I've been and been betting and winning at the horse races not just on howrse, also in Bad Harzburg or Iffezheim or Paris) - but for the life of me I still can not answer that question, and I suppose she can't either.

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But then I thought: Old friend, why are you so shy? I wish nothing but the best for you...


You know how the time flies... and now it's time for a short moment of bed.

Hopw to read from you, sometime soon. Nevermind...

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Aktuelle Stimmung: lonely lonely

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http://tuebinger-tolkien-tage.de - Eine ganze Woche Märchen - Mittelalter - Fantasy - Schreibwerkstätten für Stories, fürs Weltenschaffen, für Sachbuchautoren, fürs Buchverlegen...

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 Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what authors my friends choose. (To do this, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks behind the cut, and tag people in the note.)
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The answer from the man:


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I suppose some of you reading this can relate to this song somehow, sometimes. http://youtu.be/VjcdbofQNRc Maybe from time to time it makes sense to consider this simple truth stated below. Like this week.

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A certain LJ-friend of mine (named after a water-bourne mythical creature) recently posted about the first lines of books, how they can make a difference and get you hooked. That got me hooked and I checked some of the books closest to me at that moment for their first line - and will give them to you.

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I dare you to tell me you've read any of these (and which ones). :-)

Plus, if you put up something of the kind, I'll give you my answers.

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Just to show that I'm not addicted to facebook, I'll post this to LiveJournal instead.

How Addicted to Facebook Are You?

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One of the best who quotes from one of the least brilliant who episodes:

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This international womens day - eecard

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Creative Commons CC by hypergenesb/FlickR10 Titles in my Audio Archives on or including "Moon"
  1. Under the Moonlight - Clelia Felix
  2. Mr.Moonlight - The Beatles
  3. Blame it on the Moon - Katie Melua
  4. The Rising o' the Moon - Tri Yann
  5. Honeymoon Child - Emilia Torrini
  6. Moondance - Nightwish
  7. Moonglow - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  8. As long as the Moon Can Shine - Mike Batt (From: The Hunting of the Snark)
  9. The Moon Her Majesty - Jack Kerouac
  10. Under a Violet Moon - Blackmore's Night
If you search yours, what moons do you find?

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Aktuelle Musik: Judy Garland - Moon River | Powered by Last.fm

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The last film I saw (well, besides "We Feed The World", sadly a nonfiction docu-pic) was "Das Mädchen, das die Seiten Umblättert (The Page Turner, La Tourneuse de pages)", a french film from 2006/2007.
And I so agree with the review at KinoCritics.com (Your Guide in English to Movies showing in Germany) that I just give you the link: http://www.kinocritics.com/film_review.php?f=450

And to also give you some music, I select the official video for "Arrow" from Kathryn Calder's "Are you my Mother?": http://www.last.fm/music/Kathryn+Calder/+videos/+1-ocETjssgpXw

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For the picture: Imagine a beautifully illuminated Eiffel tower in the heart of Paris, with some lighthouse beams going out, for the celebration of Armistice day, a national holiday in France.

For the athmosphere: Imagine a pleasant Paris evening, me strolling from the cocktail bar where I just spent the later part of the evening talking about politics (and struggeling to get a piece of cheese to accompany my drinks), warm enough so you do not need a coat here along the Seine.

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Current Location: France, Paris
Aktuelle Musik: System Of A Down - Toxicity - piano cover

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Maybe it took The Rachel Maddow Show to show me that the Cain Campaign, dear friends, is nothing but an art projekt: Pokemon as inspirational poet, Sim City as economics plan, Beckybeckystanstan and no idea about the right of return as foreign policy (with a 1 page nearly every day update), no idea what a neocon is or what life from conception has to do with choice, the "nice chicken" campaign video... and now Cain as Chris Tucker from Rush-Hour 3? Really? http://cassandra-chronicles.blogspot.com/2011/11/cain-punks-america-brilliantly.html

Enjoy:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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As for the rest: Don't bother watching. Spoilers...
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Want an example for "Desaster waiting to happen"? Since Fukushima the NRC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Reaktorsicherheitskomission) of the USA, has prolonged the licenses of no less than 5 old nuclear clunker plants with decaying nuts&bolts, for another 20 years (after their previous 40), without demanding any safety measures being taken or new safety rules met from lessons of the the Fukushima desaster, and in several cases without inspecting the plants on their own... Desaster waiting to happen, indeed! (Quelle: Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Commitee) Download his report here: http://markey.house.gov/docs/05-12-11reportfinalsmall.pdf

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No Joke - Caroline Lucas:

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Following the truth&dare challenge by John Scalzi in his blog and the great and wild responses in the 170 comments there and here and elsewhere, I decided to have a go at this as well.

Feel free to take up the challenge and answer here or post your list in your LJ oder Blog or Facebook Notes.

  • 1) special compliment: been told by an active head of government that I will be a great politician one day

  • 2) special drinks: have shared wine with a) a former SS officer and b) a former KZ (concentration camp) prisoner, and c) with the former head of German-US relations (when he wasn't yet), while sharing a tea with a former cellmate of a convicted terrorist and drinking a root beer with a decorated Vietnam veteran.

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(Some of these might not be news to avid readers of my LJ, but then: who is, nowadays?)

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Why, oh why... does the inner voice of the as-yet-unnamed main character in my NaNoWriMo fantasy novel ...

...seem to have a Raimond-Queneau-Tourette syndrom, spawning surreal ideas, visions and quotes like from the million poems book?

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Facebook Fotoalbum with comments - click here or on the picture

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Current Location: United Kingdom, Brighton

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Source: Deborah Beale

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To quote the site on which I made this formula:
The Inverse Graphing Calculator (version beta-1) is like a backwards graphing calculator. Normally, you enter an equation into your calculator and then get a graph of the curve. The way the IGC works is, you type something you'd like as your curve, like 'Hello World' or 'I love you'. The IGC produces an *equation* which has this phrase as its graph!


So what does the above formula look like?
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So what will your fomula look like?

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The world is full of refugees
They're just like you and just like me
But as people we have a choice
To end the void with all its force
So don't forget or don't pretend
It's all the same now in the end
It was set in a different life
Destroys my days and haunts my nights?

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Kennt Ihr das auch? Man wählt eine linke Mehrheit und immer erscheintdie Fehlermeldung "Diese Politik ist in deinem Land nicht verfügbar."

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By Mary Rizzo • Jan 22nd, 2009 at 13:47 • Category: Artwork, Cartoon of the day, Children's Corner, Counter-terrorism, No thanks!, War

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“Poetry, if it’s genuine, is not a racing car rushing senselesslyaround and around a closed track; it is an ambulance rushing to savesomeone.”
   
- Semyón Isaåkovich Kirsánov (Source)

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Vampires and werewolves, dragons and princesses, fighters and jesters, babies and demons... All author names are clickable and lead to BC-journals of the books. Some of these are already out, bookcrossed over to Switzerland, to a cousin, and to a LJer, a new BCer. Books want to be read, of course.

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We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology.They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state.They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesaledefections and ridicule by liberals and progressives. 
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But isn't carneval supposed to be fun?

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Shadow Elite: How the World"s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market  
 Found this and wanted to share it: "My first HuffPost Book Club selection of 2010 is Janine Wedel's Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market.It's a gripping, disquieting book that exposes and explains why it'sbeen so hard to bring about any real change in our country -- whyWashington no longer seems capable of addressing the problems ournation faces. Fingers have been pointed at everything fromgerrymandering to partisan polarization to the misuse of thefilibuster. But, according to Wedel, the real problem is much deeper --and more disturbing -- than any of these.

 

As she writes in Shadow Elite, a new "transnational" classof elites has taken over our country: "The mover and shaker who servesat one and the same time as business consultant, think-tanker, TVpundit, and government adviser glides in and around the organizationsthat enlist his services. It is not just his time that is divided. Hisloyalties, too, are often flexible."

Read inside the book

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...or who did you want to be as a kid? That's the question ilona_andrews asks and before I give my answer let me say that I very much would like to read yours.
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Nach ermutigenden Schritten der türkischen Regierung was eine Annäherung an die Kurden und eine Lockerung der bestehenden Regelungen angeht, hat sich die Stimmung im Land immer mehr dagegen verdichtet - ein mögliches Verbot der demokratischen Kurden-Partei DTP (Partei der Demokratischen Gesellschaft) bedroht nun endgültig den ohnehin fragilen Friedensprozess. Für eine europäische Öffnung der Türkei, die ich wie viele Grüne immer begrüsst habe, ist aber nicht nur eine Erklärung zu Armenien notwendig sondern auch eine andere "Lösung der Kurdenfrage" als sie das türkische Militär viele Jahre wenn nicht Jahrzehnte lang auch mit Hilfe deutscher Waffen angestrebt hat. Dazu braucht es einen legitimen Gesprächspartner auf Seite der Kurden, den man nicht radikalisieren und in die Arme ohnehin radikaler Kräfte treiben, sondern als Gegenüber achten sollte - so wie übrigens die Menschenrechte der Kurden, um die es in der Türkei durchaus nicht zum Besten bestellt ist.

Die EU sollte, wie einzelne Politiker das bereits tun, in ihren Gesprächen mit der Türkei auf eine weitere Öffnung gegenüber den Kurden hinwirken und sich gegen eine Blockade kurdischer Gesprächspartner aussprechen. (Das obige Bild zeigt übrigens mich als Grünen Europapolitiker bei Gesprächen mit einem DTP-Vertreter beim "Mitreden über Europa" in Karlsruhe 2008.)

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Via someone who soesn't want to be linked to and -sadly- only in German. All the others: try this rough translation into english by google instead.

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