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by Bjinse on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 at 10:30:36 PM EST
Ursula K Le Guin - 1929-2018
The writer Ursula K Le Guin, who has died aged 88, presided over American science fiction for nearly half a century. Her reputation as an author of the first rank, and her role as ambassador for the genres of the fantastic, began in 1968 with her fourth novel, A Wizard of Earthsea. It has not been out of print since.

A few months later, Le Guin published The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), which won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards for its year, and which soon became the novel most heavily taught in universities during the first flourishing of scholarly interest in science fiction as a form of writing peculiarly well adapted to make arguments about the changing world. The book, a quietly revolutionary study in gender, has become a central feminist text.

by Bernard on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 07:49:40 PM EST
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This episode of The Truth Hurts crosses my mind frequently, now that I understand how many females and women suffered in silent desperation until the "coordinated sexual assaults" of New Year 2015 revealed the enemy in thei midst of the Republic. And of course AfD.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 03:10:06 AM EST
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Happens to the best of Islamophobes .... In The Hague with Arnoud van Doorn, a city council member of Geert Wilders' PVV populist anti-immigration party.

German far-right AfD politician resigns after converting to Islam | DW |

The far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party confirmed reports in the German media that one of its politicians, Arthur Wagner, has converted to Islam.

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Wagner, a German of Russian origin, had been a representative of the AfD since 2015. He was a member of the state committee with responsibility for churches and religious communities



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 08:09:49 PM EST
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Is he also joining Al-Qaeda or Isis? I remember a story of a neo-Nazi who converted to Judaism and became a West Bank settler....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 08:12:09 PM EST
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That's the sort of thing people with limited Critical Thinking Skills* do.

* defined as: the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jan 26th, 2018 at 05:16:56 PM EST
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< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jan 27th, 2018 at 04:01:39 AM EST
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$20M buys a pulpit for all females and women, right?


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jan 26th, 2018 at 11:45:31 PM EST
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