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Playing Games for Control

I play a lot of games. Video games mainly but overall, if it’s a game I’ll try it. This goes back many, many, years to when I was a kid and fascinated by the old brick of a GameBoy I got at a flea market for $5. 648 more words

Culture

Politics As Spectator Sport In A Nation That Would Call Its Dictator 'Coach'

It had to come to this: a ‘presidential debate’ would become as television-friendly as sports, that shadow-boxing encounters replete with campaign trail inanities and evasions would be reckoned the political-show equivalent of a honest-to-goodness fifteen-round heavyweight championship bout (with figurative seconds and blood buckets close at hand.) These allusions and analogies which have retained their air of metaphor became just a little more hardened last night: the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate was expected to attain ‘Super-Bowl-sized’ ratings, even as television executives rubbed their hands with glee. 420 more words

Politics

Live Longer Now

It’s funny how your mind takes vast jumps, transcending time and space, hurling you into the past or thrusting you into the future. It’s happening to me now. 732 more words

Reflections

2016: The year of nicknames & hope for the supernatural to save the day

The year 2016 will be one for the history books. The United States will finally get a President from the state of New York. Yes, ok. 951 more words

Psychology

Profit from Pity (Discussion).

Anyone would do it.
Everyone has.

“Okay,” he says.

So
hell fucking yes
I would,
and with fully
conscious deliberation.

“Without a hint of hesitation?” 105 more words

Back in Time

Today I happened to be driving past the elementary school I attended back in the early 70’s.  I saw a the tiny children walking about on the playground.   388 more words

Observation

Why do more men than women commit suicide?

Why do more men die when they attempt suicide than women? The answer could lie in four traits, finds scientists. There are over 6,000 British lives lost to suicide each year, and nearly 75 per cent of those are male. 339 more words

Science