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PARTICIPATORY RAPTURE ::: ParBaff® (Participatory Bafflegab*) ::: ParGobb® (Participatory Gobbledygook*) ::: ParKaud® (Partizipatorisches Kauderwelsch*) :::   Jabberwocky  by Lewis Carroll 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.   "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"   He took his…

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Kind Slave Master

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Once upon a time in the Confederacy, a benevolent slave owner named Orrin noticed some of his property acting...restless. When I say benevolent I mean he recognized that a well-fed slave, one with decent housing and a mattress would be more productive. So Orrin went the extra mile to provide certain amenities, certainly more than his neighbor the Cruel Slave Master, who had a different business philosophy. This Cruel man starved his chattel and then whipped them to extract as much labor as possible…

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HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (AGES 4+)

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::: IOPS International Geographic Inquirer KIDS ::: by the Gnome Knights of the Ontological Tab-*1337* and President Destiny Hope Cyrus-Montana #1 What is global warming? #2 Dada2025 Interview  #3 Copin' with Lie$ | Weather Forecast #4 (?!?)    #1  What is global warming? We investigate… We've all heard of it, but what is global warming and what is it doing to our planet? So, what is global warming? Global warming (or climate change), is the process of our planet heating…

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Politics of Rupture

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Politics of Rupture      We start with ecological crisis; both its current unfolding and its immanently exponential threat. Things are bad but we know soon, barring what the IPCC refers to as “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes”, they will grow worse, much worse. “Rapid” also describes the rate at which each passing moment diminishes available options. It is this tragic reality which conditions any possibility for change or maneuver. Therefore, we…

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Dreams

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2: "You should be more careful what you write. You never know when a future employer might read it." 1: "When did we forget our dreams?" 2: "What?" 1: "The infinite possibilities each day holds should stagger the mind. The sheer number of experiences I could have is uncountable, breathtaking, and I'm sitting here refreshing my inbox. We lived trapped in loops, reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond…

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CALM | CONTENT

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We will never be able to perfectly share with others how we perceive or experience life. We may forever remain little islands adrift through consciousness, fading in and out on the horizon. Know this: if you do feel alone or forsaken, out there somewhere, at some time in the past there is a person in this abyss who has shared those feelings. I hope others stand up for you if that time comes when you need them too and if they don't then I hope you'll believe me when I say that you can make it through…

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Question mark (?)

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  (?)   When should you use a question mark? The answer isn't quite as simple as 'when a question is involved' A question mark can also be used in brackets to show that the writer is unconvinced by a statement: "I'm about to get started on the new project, which is apparently quite straightforward (?)."      

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GO | GOAT

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"Goats in the Burbclaves?" - A Radical Urban Imaginary by Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Irie Zen Nessuno-Raskolnikov explores the prospects of turning the current crisis into an opportunity by unpacking a vision of 'Goats in the Burbclaves' offers a new perspective concerning the relationship between globaloney capitalism/industrialism/whatabout/ism-isms (or agriculturalism) and brutal slavery (or freedom)  offers batsy contributions to current debates about degrowth, which up to now have had very…

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