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A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Aug 11th, 2008 at 02:23:03 PM EST
howdy stranger

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 11th, 2008 at 02:27:33 PM EST
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Thanks.  I was hesitant to.  There is SO much demonizing of Russia in the news right now, and it was even worse when I posted this Sat. morning.  I really did not want to add to the noise of those pretending to be for peace and condemning Russia's violence (often by the same people who continue to support the war in Iraq!)

But I was just really deeply sad.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Aug 11th, 2008 at 02:30:07 PM EST
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I for one completely missed your 2006 posting - I missed that entire war episode because of my traipsing in Sweden and was too lazy to catch up with old diaries when I got back to the intertubes.

You speak for many with this post. Except that I do care, too much, and feel inclined to rip out the wiring of the televisions to prevent the news feed from upsetting me.

by Nomad on Mon Aug 11th, 2008 at 04:05:53 PM EST
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and feel inclined to rip out the wiring of the televisions to prevent the news feed from upsetting me.

I share your pain.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Aug 11th, 2008 at 04:14:58 PM EST
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