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AC Fick
Angelo Fick; books reads writes thinks; Mr Robinson/Havisham; self-ironising Don of North Jozi & Czar of All Tolstoyan Russian Multiverses; anarcho-syndicalist.
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seth borenstein Feb 20
January global temperature 5th highest on record; Arctic sea ice lowest on record for January; Antarctic sea ice No. 2 lowest for January, NOAA says.
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The Paris Review 5h
“I like reading my own work, and often do it. I go gently over the bits I think are bad.” —E. M. Forster
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The Paris Review 3h
“You should never believe an author if he tells you why he has certain recurring themes.” —Kazuo Ishiguro
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Paul Holdengraber Jan 4
'Insomnia is when both sides of the pillow feel hot.' ~ Anna Akhmatova
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Joshua Frank 10h
US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest and undermine government
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Nature is Amazing 🌿 Feb 20
This video is a beautiful reminder of how we should treat ALL animals 🐾 💞.
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NPR 8h
"Dear Congress: How can you claim to stand for the people but let your kids get slaughtered like animals in their own schools?" said Sheryl Acquarola, a survivor of the shooting in Parkland, Fla.
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The Paris Review 12h
“Slumming,” a short story by Ottessa Moshfegh
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Harry Carr Feb 20
Average polling errors in UK elections: Feb 1974: 2% Oct 1974: 6% 1979: 1% 1983: 5% 1987: 4% 1992: 9% 1997: 5% 2001: 5% 2005: 3% 2010: 1% 2015: 6% EUref: 4% 2017: 5% Unfortunately, as with many other things, suggestions of a previous golden age aren’t backed up by evidence
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The Root 8h
What we know as rock 'n' roll did not exist before Sister Rosetta Tharpe, yet she was erased from the history of music:
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Verso Books 11h
Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff is 50% off for the duration of the Winter Olympics (through Sunday, February 25)
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Erik Hoekstra Feb 17
Herkenbaar voor iedere boekenliefhebber, deze van
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The Paris Review 14h
“Autobiography reverses the positions because normally it’s parents who tell children the stories, not children who tell the story to their parents.” —Jeanette Winterson
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AC Fick 15h
Replying to @murraycraib
Indeed. Are the impoverished majority to be confined to merely existing as potential labour units, only able to afford the basic resources to keep them alive enough to work but nothing else? When the phrase 'pro-poor' is used to describe this indecency: .
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AC Fick 15h
Replying to @acfick72
Speaker Mbete says the motion did not affect the sitting, and so she did not allow it, and the matter may be pursued as she outlined via the rules as she adjourns the to conclude .
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AC Fick 15h
Replying to @acfick72
Speaker Mbete quotes subsection 2 of in support of her conduct earlier in relation to DA MP Steenhuisen's concern around the issue of privilege. She cites subsection 3, then outlines how Steenhuisen can go about handling the matter.
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AC Fick 15h
concludes with applause, and President Cyril Ramaphosa shakes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's hand before a brief hug. Speaker Baleka Mbete now rules on the issue of privilege raised by DA MP Steenhuisen via .
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AC Fick 15h
'I would like to thank South Africans who listened to this Budget Speech, for their kind attention, and for their constructive criticism that often helps us to become better at what we are doing. Ngiyabonga. Kea leboha. Na Khensa. Ndi a livhuwa. Ngiyathokoza'.
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AC Fick 15h
Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Finance for the Republic of South Africa, concludes with a list of thanks to various officials and institutions who contributed to the processes by which it was drafted.
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AC Fick 15h
I am grateful to my Cabinet colleagues, who share with me collective responsibility for the shaping and implementing .
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