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While watching the evening pass by A bystander saw the moon fall Into an open manhole but no one Else seemed to have noticed at all. A few minutes later a motorbike With two masked riders passed by Slowly before … Continue reading

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faculty center fire

ninotchka rosca posted this on facebook in reply to a query regarding the fire that razed UP’s FC building early this morning. I did think about that — how coincidental that the UP Faculty Center burns down after UP history … Continue reading

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Misuse of ‘vox populi’ doctrine

If, as suggested, the Constitution should be disregarded to suit Poe’s case, what’s to stop the Constitution from getting similar treatment in the future using “vox populi” as justification for the action? Bad precedents have an uncanny way of repeating … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, why

charleston too quick to forgive

“We have no room for hate so we have to forgive.” i couldn’t quite believe that the victims’ families were already talking forgiveness.  i can understand eschewing hate, but what about the hurt and the anger?  so soon after the … Continue reading

Posted in america, crime, why

A Bewildering Crash

By Philip Gourevitch  Flying time from Barcelona to Dusseldorf is an hour and fifty-six minutes—not a long haul—so there’s no reason to imagine that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, could have anticipated that his commander, Captain Patrick … Continue reading

Why I am not Charlie

A Paper Bird There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist … Continue reading

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