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» Power = Energy Deposited Per Unit Time

In physics, ENERGY is defined as the » ability to do work .. to perform work (on something).

[ You know about energy .. I've been teaching you.

There are many kinds of energy .. but I like yours best. ]

In your case, you might say that the "work" you are performing in Manchester is of an emotional and psychic nature. Certainly your effort there is therapeutic.

Ariana back in Manchester ahead of tomorrow's emotional charity concert

[ Girly, I cant help but wonder why the folks at GMA chose this particular image of you. You look very self-possessed in this image. Very confident. You seem to be saying, "Do I look scared? I think not."

I remember when I first saw that performance .. I was all kinds of impressed. I could hear the clicking sound of your stilettos echoing quietly through the marble corridors of my soul.

I remember thinking, "Oh, this girl is so doing it for me." If I were there, you wouldve been cleaning pebbles out of your hair. It's not usually a good thing when girls make me feel aggressive.

Notice how the definition of the word 'concert' aptly applies here .. to your charity benefit there. ]

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» World-Class Huggers

Oh, this is very cool. Look at the look on this girl's face. Priceless.

Ariana with 8-year-old Lily Harrison at Manchester Children's hospital June 3, 2017

You are obviously a good hugger, girly. World-class.

» Lily Looks So Happy

Here's another. This is precious. This makes my heart sing. I can hear it singing.

Ariana with 8-year-old Lily Harrison at Manchester Children's hospital June 3, 2017

This girl looks so happy. You can see it all over her face. Who can blame her? They didnt even look this happy when Queen Elizabeth herself stopped by.

Kids are so honest. Whether they are happy or not .. is always plainly evident. They have not yet learned how to be deceptive.

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Such a Drastic Contrast in Manchester

My heart sank when I saw the news yesterday. It seemed so surreal. The effect of the images that accompanied the story felt like they cut me off at the knees.

New York Times homepage May 23, 2017 Manchester suicide bombing

The consequences of this attack are profoundly sad on so many levels .. that they seem impossible to fathom. This is why there is mind-blowing aspect to such things.

» Truly Remarkable Responses

Denise Evans wrote a wonderful piece on » Manchester's Resilience

And Natalie Shutler wrote another titled » What an Attack at an Ariana Grande Show Means for Teen Girls.

» Hard-Pressed to Find

James Corden said about Manchester that "A more tight-knit group of people you would be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people."

James Corden's message to Manchester

Who does not want to grow up in, and call home, a place like that?

This article contains a telling statement:

As graffiti on a disused rail depot not far from Piccadilly train station has it, Manchester sees itself as "a haven for heathens, hoodies and hipsters, hijabis and Hebrews, highbrow intellectuals and however-you-sexuals ... it's home to all."

That sounds like my kind of town .. where they live and let live .. absent the mental illnesses typically associated with repression.

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Bad for America - Page Two

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» The Mother-of-All Understatements

Bret says that » Hannity in No William F. Buckley.

Made For Little HandsNow there's an understatement .. if ever I heard one.

» Difficult to Respect

A part of me finds it difficult to respect people who are not able to possess their souls.

I had a boss once who told me, "He who angers you, controls you."

He was talking about himself .. because, once he got upset, he would lose it.

He could see how out-of-control he was.

And he could see how this tendency put him at a disadvantage.

He would still lose his shit from time to time, but he tried hard not to.

He once told me, "I have to bite my tongue so much that it has callouses on it."

At t=4:50 in this video, Mika said, "I knew the president would be tweaked by that. It's alarming how easily this president is played."

I know exactly what she means.

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Bad for America - Page One

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» Ted Koppel tells Hannity that He's Bad for America

Ted Koppel said to Hannity (on his own show) » "You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts."

Sean reacts to Ted Koppel telling him that he's bad for America

His statement has been speaking to me. Ted fucking Koppel.

I do not really want to get into right now what his statement has been saying to me .. but I can assure you that it's not pretty. Not hardly.

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What a Ninja

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Speaking of a lot happening .. I want to mention, ever so briefly, this article by Egan.

I had opened that page in a separate browser tab, but I got distracted and called away before I had a chance to read it.

Some time later, I clicked on the tab and started to scan the text there.

I normally browse the web with a separate dedicated browser with Javascript disabled .. because so many sites go crazy with Javascript, which can consume system resources for no good reason.

The effect of browsing with Javascript disabled .. is that the text sits well below the page title at the top .. separated by a large (un-sized) version of the photo they use.

After reading a few sentences, I was so impressed that I wondered, "Who is writing this?" .. and I scrolled up to the top of the page.

When I saw that it was Egan, I said (out loud), "You are such a ninja."

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When Justice Comes Out Perverted

At t=3:50 in this video, Joy asks, "How can it be .. that someone can spend three years in Rikers without being convicted of anything?"

She asks a valid question, no?

A long time ago, a dude named Habakkuk posed a similar question. It seems that some things never change. (You know.)

Julia Willoughby Nason, pictured here below, responds to Joy's question by saying,

"Working on this project I learned that Kalief's story is not unusual. The mass incarceration system in this country is a form of social and economic control .. and it's doing exactly what it's designed to do."

You might want to read that again .. or better yet, listen to her say it herself (at t=4:00).

Notice that she didnt say that incarceration in America was about justice, or that it was about preventing crime .. or even about law and order.

Rather she said that the mass incarceration system in America is about » social and economic control.

If jails and prisons and incarceration were really about justice and law-n-order and preventing crime ..

.. then a bunch of those Wall street fraudsters would be sitting in jail right now .. having wrecked the American economy in order to enrich themselves, and who did so much damage to so many hard-working American families.

But they aint. Why do you think this is? Go ahead and take a guess. I dare you.

Perhaps somebody should ask Larry Summers. I bet that he knows why justice in America comes out perverted.

A poor, black teenager does nothing wrong and he spends 3 years in jail (( with most of that time spent in solitary confinement )) which fucked him up so badly that he eventually killed himself.

While rich, old, white men commit fraud on a scale so vast that it brings the entire economy to the brink of collapse, and ruins the lives of millions of Americans .. and our government runs to their aid with truckloads of money and sympathy.

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» When Justice Comes Out Perverted

But notice how the context of where God told the prophet Habakkuk to "Write the vision, and make it plain." is that Habakkuk had first cried out and complained to God that » "The law is being ignored. Justice is never upheld. The wicked surround the righteous, and justice » comes out perverted."

I do not know exactly what kind of society Habakkuk found himself in there, but I bet that the wealthy and the powerful of his day could do whatever the fuck they liked ..

.. no matter how much harm and pain and suffering they caused for so many people, and the "Justice" of his day did nothing to punish them, nothing to hold them accountable for their actions.

Au contraire .. you gave them billions and billions of dollars. You actually rewarded them. You rewarded their bad behavior. You made up excuses for them and you used these excuses to reward their bad behavior.

Now, are you really somehow not expecting them to do it again? After you have classically conditioned them to do exactly that?

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Are We Really Doing This? - Part B

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» How to Reboot Civilization After the Apocalypse

This guy here, Lewis Darnell, his whole gig is to research what we, as a civilization, will need, to get things going again .. after the apocalypse.

Lewis Dartnell - How to Reboot Civilization after an Apocalypse

Does this fact not strike you as curious? I mean, in an existential sort of way.

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Are We Really Doing This? - Part A

[ This entry continues from » here. I simply could not resist breaking out this page with such a cool title. I am very much into cool titles. ]

See, I am just writing this thing .. this dangerous thing .. this crazy thing, this dangerously crazy thing .. as it comes.

And sometimes I will say to the writer in me, "Are we really doing this? I see where you are going with this thing. How far are you planning to take this? You really fixin' to wrap this rodeo? You're right .. I never wouldve believed such a thing. Not in a million years. This is indeed a fearful thing. You werent joking."

Maybe it means nothing. Maybe this is not really the end of all things. Let's hope. Let's hope he's bluffing. Let's hope I'm wrong.

North Korea warns that thermonuclear war could break out at any minute

Because my experience has been that he doesnt bluff. He's not a bluffer (.. like the Donald).

Isaiah knows what I'm talking about.

Peter says that we can "hasten the day." I wonder how we do that.

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