Factober

I knew that a historian (or a journalist, or anyone telling a story) was forced to choose, out of an infinite number of facts, what to present, what to omit. And that decision inevitably would reflect, whether consciously or not, the interests of the historian.

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I like work/life separation, not work/life balance. What I mean by that is,

I like work/life separation, not work/life balance. What I mean by that is, if I'm on, I want to be on and maximally productive. If I'm off, I don't want to think about work. When people strive for work/life balance, they end up blending them. That's how
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Although I am unconvinced that I desire life, I am not yet ready to embrace

Although I am unconvinced that I desire life, I am not yet ready to embrace death.
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I love science fiction - always have.

I love science fiction - always have.
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If we are going to conduct espionage in the future, we are going to have to

If we are going to conduct espionage in the future, we are going to have to make some changes in the relationship between the intelligence community and the public it serves.
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When the sun touched the earth, it spread out along the horizon like a gian

When the sun touched the earth, it spread out along the horizon like a giant yolk oozing free of its skin.
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There's a lot of interest from the medical community on how things develop

There's a lot of interest from the medical community on how things develop in microgravity, and the hope, later, that is expected to apply to what the changes are in humans as well.
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but even if true belief about matters of importance is of intrinsic value,

but even if true belief about matters of importance is of intrinsic value, it does not follow that the value of truth should always trump every other value with which it might compete.
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Does any (MFA) program really improve anybody, as much as simply identifyin

Does any (MFA) program really improve anybody, as much as simply identifying them? And, after identifying them, not ruining them?
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To apply Kim Jong Il's patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the Gener

To apply Kim Jong Il's patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the General's intentions and desires for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of all generations to come and to carry on all work for achieving the prosperity of the country in t
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Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about 40 million seniors and d

Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about 40 million seniors and disabled individuals each year. The number is only expected to grow as the baby boomers begin retiring.
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If a woman defined herself solely by the man she was with—and vice versa—th

If a woman defined herself solely by the man she was with—and vice versa—the world would be a very shallow and insipid place, indeed.
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We’ (the Gnani Purush, the enlightened one) have only one desire, and that

We’ (the Gnani Purush, the enlightened one) have only one desire, and that too is a discharging desire of doing ‘Jagat kalyan’ (world’s salvation).
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