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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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27. Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer a man defined by his role in Bladerunner, directed by Ridley Scott died this week. He played roles in action films and low budget films. He rarely accepted roles for money: only roles where he was interested in the … Continue reading

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26. Rip Torn

Rip Torn. The name, the man, the behaviour. He looked like he behaved. He didn’t care. Was it really him or just part of his mystique? You almost expected him to be living his life in a dumpster. He was … Continue reading

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25. Carole Kaye

Carole Kaye is a white female bass player who played on thousands of music recordings over her 50 year career. She worked for producers such as Phil Spector and Brian Wilson. She played bass on many recording sessions. Including Frank … Continue reading

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24. Populism

Populism is a political movement that favours the common person usually against an elite. It has no leaning to left or right but is usually anti business and its supporting institutions. In modern history it is linked with an authoritarian … Continue reading

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23. Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax made a life of recording and archiving american folk music in the United States. He promotde the world’s folk music, for over 60 years. He completed his degree at the University of Texas in 1936. He said “The main point … Continue reading

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22. Disappointment

Disappointment is a common emotion when people let us down. Family and friends are supposed to alleviate our suffering. Before we know what our suffering is. As children our parents have to guess our likes and dislikes without us being … Continue reading

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21. Indifference

Indifference – so you’re not important. Millenials born in the 1980s/1990s depending on who you believe. In the 1990s the West created a generation of children who were told they were special, unique. The self esteem movement peddled ‘mollycoddling’ encouraging emotionally fragile … Continue reading

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20. Emotional Pain

Scientists discover that humans feel no difference between a broken bone and an aching heart. In this experiment social emotional pain is collected by the experience of social rejection by others. Peer rejection was felt the most keenly, then academic and … Continue reading

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