The event will feature a speech by a xenophobic US president who's mocked a POW, feuds with allies, and would likely have rejected the Allied cause back then ("good people on both sides", ja?).
"It's unfortunate we have to be even concerned that this historic commemoration will be overly politicized, but this is the command climate he's created and the reality we have," said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and former head of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "We have to send our president. You go with the president we've got, and this is the president we've got. So we're rightfully holding our breath for an event like this."
We are diminished. Despite so much wealth, it's hard to believe we could marshall the will or resources today to stage such a massive, complex operation (much less to tackle carbon and climate change).
TIL that now there's a 1.0 MWp solar power plant operating there.
I get hypnagogic auditory hallucinations too, which are more annoying because they wake me up.
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I fell hard for this show as a tween, along with The Prisoner (and Red Dwarf to a lesser extent). My best friend and I watched its reruns on WNET and debated it passionately. Avon is still a fantastic antihero. I saw each episode 4-5 times at least, but I'm reluctant to watch any of it again in case it doesn't hold up (not the FX, which were laughable even for the era, but its characterization and 40-yo mores).
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Orwell wrote about fascism in 1936: “If you pretend that it is merely an aberration which will presently pass off of its own accord, you are dreaming a dream from which you will awake when somebody coshes you with a rubber truncheon.” Nineteen Eighty-Four is a book designed to wake you up.
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"That's the first sentence of David Wallace-Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, and it's all downhill from there. Wallace-Wells sets out to knock down an entire mythology about climate change that has helped make people feel safe insulated from it. It's not happening slowly, there's nowhere to hide from it, there's no part of how we live our lives as humans that will be left untouched, and it's not even something that's barreling down on us—it's already here."