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Re: A dog's obeyed in office sigismund

Posted by Beckett2 on October 31, 2019, at 1:50:26

In reply to A dog's obeyed in office beckett2, posted by sigismund on October 30, 2019, at 23:08:41

> Ooooh, King Lear! Yes yes.
>
> If that the heavens do not their visible spirits
> Send quickly down to tame these vile offenses,
> It will come:
> Humanity must perforce prey on itself
> Like monsters of the deep.
>
> The great thing about Lear is that it is every second speech. Shakespeare's treatment of Albany's innocence is funny and cruel.
> As in
> 'But oh poor Gloucester, lost he his other eye?' '
> 'Both, my Lord, both'.
>
> There is no good news in Lear. And some of the most moving poetry I have read.
>
> Poor naked wretches, whereso'er you are,
> That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,
> How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,
> Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you
> From seasons such as these? Oh, I have ta'en
> Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp.
> Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
> That thou mayst shake the superflux to them
> And show the heavens more just.
>
> I was 14 when I started on it. The world feels like it has moved on as it does at the end of the day, but there is nowhere left.
>
> An interesting conversation on social media which took place in an opshop. The indue card is to supervise the spending of welfare recipients (Coles, Woolworths) One woman is looking through the 50c bin for something...
>
> 'Why are you doing that?'
> I'm on the indue card'
> 'It's a good idea.'
> 'They'll be gassing us next.'
> 'It was good enough for the jews'
>
> The charitable way of seeing this is as an example of the dry Australian sense of humour.
>

There are refugees centers in Ireland run by a US conglomerate, Aramark, which contracts private prison management. I was listening to a podcast discussing, for instance, how the more people that fit into a center, the lower the cost per head and the greater the profit, etc. You know these places are travesties. Just the thought that Ireland had them, too. I believe California has agreed to stop private contracts. Anyways, what a dismal place the world has become. I wanted to hide my head.

What's an 'opshop'? I take it to be a thrift store (second hand store).

I've wanted to ask you. The polar vortex we experience in our midwest, is that something like the cold from melting ice being expelled from the north?


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