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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Fancy Occasion by lyrycsyntyme 3 days 11 hours ago
Or is living the goal, and: Or is living the goal, and survival sometimes the window to celebration, while other times the shut door between us and vibrant joy?
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Still in Love? by msjwh 3 days 11 hours ago
The greatest chains are: The greatest chains are emotional. The lock on them is silence and secrecy. If you've reached suicidal thoughts, things have gone too far. It may be hard, you may feel it's impossibly devastating, but on the other side of it is a better life. Love yourself, you are all the reason you need to be alive, and a magnet to love you will be in your new place. Love will come back to you, perhaps in old forms but certainly in new forms. Life is worth it. Your life is worth it. And, no matter how difficult and how much it may push you to your limits, you'll get there if you open the lock and go.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Rookery by saiom 3 days 11 hours ago
I can feel the sea spray and: I can feel the sea spray and picture foam crawling down the rocks, passing over the webbed feet of a resting, but ever curious, flock of gulls. : )
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: True Democracy by saiom 3 days 11 hours ago
We have always lived in an: We have always lived in an Oligarchal system. It's just become more solidified and intrusive in the last three decades. The famous - though should be primarily infamous - founders intentionally created a system without permission of most of the public (as many people were against the revolution as were for it, and the historical record seems to indicate that it was split about 1/3 between those in favor, against and indifferent), which offered no rights to a huge segment of society and no voting rights to non-land owners, and in some cases banned land owners from voting if they held certain beliefs (ie. catholics in some states) and often if they were female.   Many of the founders were in debt to England and used the revolution to scrub those debts, then took the cash that wasn't truly theirs and used newly gained positions of power to secure huge portions of land during the afterbirth of the new nation. They created their own money, and rendered it valueless when it was in the hands of working class farmers who fought in the war, but then altered the value when it was bought up by bankers such as Hamilton (hence why we had multiple revolutions after the revolution, which were of course defeated without support of the ruling class). The defiling founders also heavily speculated on the land, and persons like George Washington sold the same pieces of land to multiple people, after which the courts protected them from fraud. George Washington didn't become a king because, in America, they lived better than kings.   Republicans being the problem is an oversimplification. Just in reference to this write you've shared, Rutherford Hayes and Benjamin Harrison would be considered Democrats by today's public standard. As you probably know, Republicans and Democrats essentially switched which part of the public they were marketing their campaigns to between the mid-1960's to early 1970's.   Regarding the radio: I don't know if 95 percent of talk radio is right-leaning, but perhaps you are using hyperbole to express your concern (by American standards - truth is that the Democratic Party would be considered a right or even far right party in most of Europe, for example). None the less, ultimately the reason why radio is more right-leaning than, say, television is because radio is much more popular in rural areas and with older people (both of which tend to be more conservative). It wouldn't make much sense for radio stations to broadcast more left-leaning broadcasts when there is little audience for it. So, purely from what the audience seems to desire, it's inevitable. We do still have a problem that radio (and television, and the internet) are highly controlled, but we've seen that control used to manipulate people of all sorts, by both to the "right" and "left".  
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: THE WONDER OF SHOOTING STARS by joy 3 days 11 hours ago
"Life is what happens while: "Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans."   A great line from a John Lennon song, which definitely applies here. There's a learned and reflected beauty (like a moon) and wisdom in these words, gently laid out poetically, recapturing the mood you and your good company perceived. Plan A can be, and surely would have been, wonderful. But being open to Plan B is when we start to live fully, especially in the moments when the universe conjured and offered Plan B to us, if we just look past any disappointment into the wonder. : )
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Shades Of Blue by saiom 3 days 11 hours ago
Here today, this little: Here today, this little mountain lookout reveals 900 shades of grey. ; ) Not to be confused with a certain book : )
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: THIS RETORT by georgeschaefer 3 days 11 hours ago
I hear your sentiments: I'd rather meet the guy or gal who cleaned the bathrooms of the Empire State Building for 35 years than hear a tour guide speak about the funder of the project, who never touched more than a red ribbon or a perhaps fine leather chair in an tower office there.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: OLD POLITICIANS by georgeschaefer 3 days 11 hours ago
Mmm. While young politicians: Mmm. While young politicians train to be old politicians. A camp at our expense, where they perfect to serve their high bidders.
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georgeschaefer commented on: LAST INK by georgeschaefer 3 days 14 hours ago
gracias: gracias
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georgeschaefer commented on: COMPLIANCE by georgeschaefer 3 days 14 hours ago
thank you.  glad someone gets: thank you.  glad someone gets the joke
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georgeschaefer commented on: RIGHTFUL ARREST by georgeschaefer 3 days 14 hours ago
I should be ashamed of what: I should be ashamed of what I've done
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georgeschaefer commented on: HOTEL ROOM TELEVISION by georgeschaefer 3 days 14 hours ago
killing time to make time: killing time to make time
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Stephen commented on: Theocracy by saiom 3 days 16 hours ago
Theocracy: How about the idiots who claim that America is aa Christian nation?
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Starward commented on: Catheter Change by owlcrkbrg 4 days 10 hours ago
This was amazing to read: This was amazing to read because I am in the same situation.  An internal spinal injury in November 2019 caused the original problem.  I used to dread the monthly exchange to such an extent that I actually have an anti-anxiety pill to take for each appointment, but the last several times have been much easier because of desensitization.  Hopefully the consultation I have next month will result in a supra-pubic placement (which will require a bit of surgery) but will remove the physical and psychological discomfort of having that tube where it presently is.  Because my kidneys create a good deal of sediment, my catheter has clogged several times---which is a pain I cannot find sufficient words to describe.  It has required visits to the ER, but now we have the means to flush the catheter which, if successful (which is not always), avoids the ER visit.
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Stephen commented on: Contempt Of Court by saiom 4 days 17 hours ago
The company we keep.: And we have the audacity to complain of civil rights violations of other countries.  Great write.
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