NASA Has Been Visiting Strange, New Worlds for 60 Years by Nechama in space

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I love the illustration Deep Space Missions

Autumn Sunset on Belle Isle - Richmond Virginia by EndlessSunflowers in pics

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x-post from /r/rva - because I've been getting lost in this photo for 2 weeks now, full credit to OP:

https://old.reddit.com/r/rva/comments/9qjdnk/fall_af_on_belle_isle_today/

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Powerful Noam Chomsky

"Remember, Remember, the 5th of November, The Gunpowder Treason and plot. I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot." Guy Fawkes by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I like this excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

Gathering wood for the bonfire increasingly became the province of working-class children, who solicited combustible materials, money, food and drink from wealthier neighbours, often with the aid of songs. Most opened with the familiar "Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot". The earliest recorded rhyme, from 1742, is reproduced below alongside one bearing similarities to most Guy Fawkes Night ditties, recorded in 1903 at Charlton on Otmoor:

Don't you Remember, The Fifth of November, 'Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,

I let off my gun, And made'em all run. And Stole all their Bonfire away. (1742)

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I agree with you completely and in my more extreme moments I go so far as to think that the alcohol haze and football worship are by design to keep people too miserable and dumb so that they don't even care what's really going on, they just dismiss it all as crazy conspiracy theories. They don't even know which way is up. Damn. Those poor fools : ) Thanks again for saidit, it's been going well

"If US Politics Were Real" Caitlin Johnstone by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I love her:

"I haven’t been writing about the US midterms much, because I don’t care about that nonsense anymore. The whole thing’s a fake pro wrestling performance staged every couple of years to give a heavily armed populace the illusory sense that they have some degree of control over the things their government does.

By this I do not mean that the votes aren’t real or that the outcomes are predetermined, I simply mean that both mainstream parties are controlled by plutocrats who benefit from the status quo and are only interested in their own power and profit. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the wars are guaranteed to continue, the oligarchs are guaranteed to keep siphoning more and more money out of the pockets of ordinary Americans, opaque and unaccountable intelligence agencies are guaranteed to continue expanding intrusive surveillance practices and narrative control psyops in collaboration with powerful Silicon Valley corporations, and we’re guaranteed to keep hurtling toward climate catastrophe on the back of an economic system which requires infinite growth on a finite planet. The only thing that might change a tiny bit is America maybe temporarily having a government which pretends to care about oppressed minorities sometimes."