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George Orwell on Writing, How to Counter the Mindless Momentum of Language, and the Four Questions a Great Writer Must Ask Herself | Brain Pickings

Always worthwhile reading Orwell on writing now and then, and realize just how much of our discourse suffers from the flaws he so cuttingly points out. 171 more words

Government

Scotland Stays in the UK: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

I am delighted that the Scots have decided to continue to be a part of the United Kingdom, creating a single political unity together with England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. 1,217 more words

Government

A Stink in the Tale

Published 15 October

http://www.telos.co.uk

THE BOOK THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO BAN BUT DIDN’T SUCCEED!

Art

258. Joining the People's March on Climate Change

Tomorrow I’ll be travelling to London to take part in the People’s march on Climate Change.

http://www.campaigncc.org/climatemarchlondon

This’ll be a first for me – I’ve never taken to the streets for anything – and I’m a little bit worried I’ll stand out as a ‘tourist’ at the event! 56 more words

Environmental Action

White House intruder arrested after entering front doors

An intruder scaled a White House fence and made it all the way into the building Friday evening before he was caught and wrestled to the ground by security officers, the Secret Service said. 190 more words

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