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So, where are these 2.4 billion people going to live that is not within the coastline? I call it the re-settling of the planet. In the streets near you in 35 years.

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Yes I resemble that remark. :)

I'll show you where I got that here:

Myself quoting myself remembering about memory.

But via The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

By Jonathan D. Spence.

That's a wonderful book, wonderfully written.

In my mind it pairs nicely with The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T'ang Exotics
by Edward H. Schafer

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But this will be essential — again and again to run over rapidly in the mind all the original backgrounds in order to refresh the images.

anon (attr. Cicero)

Ad Herennium
c. 80 BCE

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or soiled with mud or smeared with red paint, so that its form is more striking, or by assigning certain comic effects to our images, for that, too, will ensure our remembering them more readily. The things we easily remember when they are real we likewise remember without difficulty when they are figments, if they have been carefully delineated.

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We ought, then, to set up images of a kind that can adhere longest in the memory. And we shall do so if we establish likenesses as striking as possible; if we set up images that are not many or vague, but doing something; if we assign to them exceptional beauty or singular ugliness; if we dress some of them with crowns or purple cloaks, for example, so that the likeness may be more distinct to us; or if we somehow disfigure them, as by introducing one stained with blood

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At a workshop he did at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

It was based on "Iron John" and about some kind of reclaiming masculinity to be protectors rather than rulers, basically. And when you are going berserk, go away from society, so you don't hurt anyone.

There was this Italian storyteller with him who was some kind of wonderful.

She told Beauty and the Beast and lapsed into Italian and everyone understood perfectly. Pentecost for Unitarians.
Gioia Timpanelli. ✔️

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Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside
There behind a glass stands a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass. Move along, move along

Come inside, the show's about to start!
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
Greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Karn Evil 9


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Many scripts I've written run stable in production. Services are running because I have read texts and docs, installed servers and maintained software and hardware but I still feel I'm not an expert at anything.

Maybe because the more I know about a subject, the more I realise how much more I could know. And that will always be more than I already know.

We don't look back at how much we've already learned, but look forward at how big the mountain still is and always will be.

#sysadmin #foss

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The #GreatGreenWall aims to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land, sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million jobs in rural areas. (by 2030)

👉 46% of African land is degraded, jeopardizing the livelihoods of nearly two-thirds of the Continent’s population.

👉 20 million people in the Horn of Africa in 2017 declared on the verge of starvation following severe drought and food crises.

👉 Millions are expected to migrate from degraded parts of Africa in the next two decades

👉 100 million population of the Sahel is expected to grow to 340 million by 2050

👉 200 million of the 375 million young people entering the job market over the next 15 years will be living in rural areas.

Results so far:

🌴 12 million drought resistant trees were planted in Senegal

🌵 15 million hectare of degraded land were restored in Ethiopia; 5 million in Nigeria

🌳 5 million hectares of land have been restored in Niger, delivering 500.000 tonnes of grain per year. enough to feed 2.5 million people

🌱 3 million hectares in Burkina Faso have been rehabilitated through local practice used by communities called Zaï

#reforestation #ClimateMitigation #ClimateCrisis #ClimateJustice

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Kenyan MPs Refuse to Sign Kenya-UK Trade Pact

Members of Parliament are accusing unknown officials of "sneaking in" documents that had not been tabled in parliament. They said that until they are fully aware of the details of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and the UK, they will not ratify the agreement. Some of the annexures missing from the report


I heartily recommend you don't wait for graduation to start job hunting. A quick learning & trustworthy prospect is needed everywhere. The first job & especially a recruit gets paid practically nothing. What's important is you can't get a job without a job. No employer wants to be first. Checkout this Gambia ad, perfect for a young unmarried man.

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I didn't expect to discover a druid tree beside the Gulf of Guinea on the Gold Coast!

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LoL really? what kind of figurine is that?

To imagine you get an artifact from some deserted Island.

Btw you also reminds me of kind of trends nowadays, this dude is also sailing over thousands of island in Indonesia :

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@MangoMamba You'll need a Gemini client, like Elpher on Emacs, or see the "Clients" heading on

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@MangoMamba I find that I want to write more if I don't have to worry about HTML, static site generators, and all that. And definitely no Wordpress. Just me, my text, and directories. No website to have to manage my posts from, just... simple directness. That's what I like.


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"Retired N.Y.P.D. Officer Who Guarded City Hall Charged in Capitol Riot

Thomas Webster turned himself in on charges that he assaulted a Washington police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6 attack on Congress."

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I never understood Twitter until now but now I see that Twitter is for high non-neurotypicalz.

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