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Hope

hope and faith. News and views to sustain a positive outlook.


Themes related to Hope include freedom,
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recent Hope posts

US cities determined to be 100% renewable energy users

Despite Trump's resolve to take the world back to the dark ages (yep, even darker than now!) many cities in the USA with Republican mayors are dedicated to becoming 100% renewable energy based (mostly solar) as soon as possible. p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Renewables 100 Policy Institute assists municipalities, regions and other stakeholders with mapping their

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poem of hope

 Trump and Brexit protest votes half unconscious lemmings' jokes  disconnected toxic mess seize the moment start afresh tags: poems, hope, psychology, wisdom

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idollartry political satire - money infects democracy

idollartry Of course, no one knew this was about to happen, but a critical mass of people – all ages, both genders, from all countries, some rich, many poor, and most completely indifferent – were carrying the image of a sane, creative, empathic future society. Then there was one more. Suppose the critical mass was one million people (and, for all we know, non human mammals). The million

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awakening, denial, fiction, hope, idollartry, pathological wealth, politics, revolution, satire,
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The Cranberries - Zombie terrorism as projection of internal conflict

It's a long while since Planet Earth's most depraved species invented terrorism. The history of terrorism is a controversial subject, since those accused of it inevitably think either they are maiming 'guilty' targets, or the opposition are the terrorists, or, of course, both. Following the post of Soprano Joyce DiDonato raising the emotional horrors of orchestrated violence with her music

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consciousness, female vocals, guitar, hope, music, peace, projection, psychology, rock music, singing,
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The Way Between - peace activism as fantasy story

The Middle Way, between fighting and fleeing ... The Way Between by Rivera Sun Everybody loves a good story ... and together, we bring them into the world!  The Way Between blends fun, action, adventure, and fantasy while delivering an uplifting message of waging peace and active nonviolence for a new generation of readers.  Join a creative team of Community Publishers in launching . .

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books, bullying, empathy, fantasy, fiction, freedom, harmony, hope, peace, video,
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Protest votes in politics - best outcome: sociology psychology education

Given that Trump and Clinton both serve the pathologically wealthy, who chose, in effect, both candidates, the best possible outcome to the protest votes, which have made Donald Duck the president of USA and exited Little England from the civilising and cooperative possibilities of Europe, is that the protest voters become a little more conscious. My 'sociological research' (listening to

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Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don't stop!)

I'm always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive consumer.  But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product - when one's hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive - and this is when the best insights, ideas, resolutions rise mysteriously to the surface. Making your own clothes, food, whatever reduces alienation,

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Fear, aggression,hope and trust - excellent video

Please watch (and listen) Ted talks video  "Summer, 2016: amid populist revolts, clashing resentments and fear, writer Anand Giridharadas doesn't give a talk but reads a letter. It's from those who have won in this era of change, to those who have, or feel, lost.  It confesses to ignoring pain until it became anger.  It chides an idealistic yet remote elite for its behind-closed-doors

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A Guide for the Perplexed - corporate matrix v freedom

A work in progress. And as the goal is wholeness, let's hope that the work never completes ... Click on the image for full size Tags: corporations, freedom, matrix, wisdom

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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light

Nicholas Merryweather, bass, sings "The people that walked in darkness I woke this morning with this going through my mind. It's surprising since it isn't exactly my regular fare! The sky is black, it is pouring with rain and threatens to do so all day, and despite allegations on BBC weather and the news media that this is summer, it is hard to believe. The UK have voted to abandon Europe

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Abide With Me Kings College choir

Abide With Me with lyrics words by Henry Francis Lyte The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, with treble solo by Bruce Blyth. According to the traditional story given in the Remains, Henry Francis Lyte wrote it a few hours after conducting the final service at his church, which was probably 5 September 1847. tags: choral, hope, music, singing, spirit, video, lyrics

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fiction - career choices on leaving school

Ivor and Paul were chatting in the barn, out of the (rather unusual) blazing sun, when Ivor's grandson arrived. Ivor made a big deal of greeting him, very warmly, and Paul raised an eyebrow. Alex looked up now and then and smiled, but mostly frowned, his gaze downcast. Ivor caught Paul's quizzical expression and gave the tiniest nod, which Paul had learned to interpret as "trust me, I’ll

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banking, capital, debt, fiction, freedom, funny, hope, housing, politics, satire,
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Capital for 21st Century

An excellent book, and I hope it gives me a complete picture of what is really going on in the world of money and business, and the bloody corporate matrix. I refer of course to Thomas Piketty -Capital in the Twenty-First Century  a book based on facts, to counter the nonsense spoken by vested interests. Very recently I was subjected to 2 supposedly educated, supposedly adult people ranting

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Obesity and Arithmetic

An acquaintance of mine drinks semi-skimmed cows' milk rather than unsweetened soya "because of the fat"!! She believes that she is making a choice that improves her health. I've tried to start a fact-based conversation, several times, but her response is patronising, overbearing and admits no discussion (power complex, bullying, denial, ... ?). A sad state of affairs, but not uncommon. An

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bullying, denial, diet, health, hope, obesity, psychology, wellbeing,
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slowest lessons to learn

psychology/sociology - from the point of view of a 360 year old non-feeding vampire. What are the slowest lessons to learn? The answer is easy, the details aren't! Patience and wisdom. A 360 year old non-feeding vampire is still on the journey, and probably will never 'arrive' at this desirable destination ... For example, the most annoying and inconsiderate people will believe absolute,

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denial, fiction, hope, psychology, sociology, symbolic, TibestianUndead, wisdom,
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escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness

The Tibestian Book of the Undead  The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire  part 6 Turkey, ~1850 'How do you get the first post to stand upright?' asked Ibil. 'Anlamiyorum,' quoth I. I haven't a clue. We were helping a neighbour (Ibil was another of my neighbours). The plan was to tall wooden posts to stand upright, and then thatch a roof on top to keep their straw dry in the

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fantasy, fiction, freedom, hope, housing, reinventing slavery, satire, TibestianUndead,
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Consciousness - The World in ones Head

Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people's world is almost entirely in their minds. I'd known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I'd spent many months rebuilding a barn, as well as having a full time job. I finished making the roof

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consciousness, featured, fiction, funny, hope, satire, Social media, TibestianUndead, updated, wisdom,
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The Second Book of Job - poem

The Second Book of Job Darkness Past F is for fear the steps lead down through cobwebs and damp to a tomb underground through memories lost embedded in ice trials and torments from lovers of vice all that destroy you those icons of lethargy feed their projections on unconscious envy all that control you say love is too dear and build domination on unconscious fear

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alchemy, empathy, gardens, hope, humanism, institutional mind, meaningful poems, poems, politics, psychology, sociology, spirit, wisdom,
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Your Baby and Child - Penelope Leach

Highly recommended by my sister, in the vain hope that the resolutely ignorant might read it ... or read anything. The average review on Amazon is well over 4 (out of 5) and there's a 36% reduction in price at present (July 2013). In the 21st century we know a child's psychological development and well-being is just as important as any physical need. Here Penelope Leach brings together

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books, children, education, hope, psychology,
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