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37. Laziness

Make Laziness work for you! Neo Liberalism would have us believe that Laziness produces failure and poverty. In effect if you are poor you are lazy. Christianity encourages busyness & industry to keep society going.     Yet to be lazy … Continue reading

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36. Ginger Baker 1939-2019

Another musician dies. Ginger Baker drummer with Cream created a new style of drumming most famous in the super group Cream. Ginger became a keen cyclist in his teens growing strong leg muscles which gave him the ability to play … Continue reading

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35. Ric Ocasek 1944-2019

Ric Ocasek of the band The Cars merged new wave guitars and synthesiser to brilliant effect.   Rythm guitarist and songwriter for the band he created songs of love and yearning. Having 3 wives with two sons each – he must have … Continue reading

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34. Cum-ex Scandal

While Brexit transfixes the UK, the “cum ex” scandal is creating an equally powerful vision of the UK in Europe. A group of men in the City of London defrauded 60bn euros from EU Nation states. The name cum-ex apparently describes … Continue reading

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33. Batty Man

Batty Man a phrase created in Jamaican Patois to denote a gay or effeminate man. A wider use of the word is to describe a man who does not fit the male cultural norms. The term batty refers to buttocks … Continue reading

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32. Exploitation

In the 21st Century we are exploited. Modern capitalism runs on exploitation and we have to make a choice about our own exploitation to survive. Can we choose our own exploitation? Even the word exploit has a mixed meaning. A … Continue reading

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31. Friendship

There are many types of friendships. Some that last for life, some that last for the time you were in a job, on a  course, or even shorter. The word expresses something so big and so varied that more words  … Continue reading

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30. Lies and Shame

Big Willie was an ex vietnam vet who used drag racing to calm violence and racial unrest in South Central Los Angeles in the 1970s. He helped create the Brotherhood Raceway Park on Terminal Island in LA Harbor’s. After the 1968 Watts … Continue reading

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29. Opiate Man

Middle aged Opiate man is dying of accidental overdose beating suicide into second place for the first time. Middle aged women are dying mostly of breast cancer. Apparently opiate users are aging and their bodies cannot  take the strength of … Continue reading

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28. Power Death

Power Death. Is this the ability to choose when you die by a lethal overdose? In this documentary three people’s stories are followed. A man and a woman with a terminal illness, and a severely disabled woman. The tension is clear … Continue reading

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