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    Music and culture: Places I'd like to visit, people I'd like to meet . .



































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    And I always loved goats

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    Great sense for analogies, bluegreen.











    Quote from Obama’s Speech in Hiroshima, Japan, 2016:

    "Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not-so-distant past."

    "Artifacts tell us that violent conflict appeared with the very first man. Our early ancestors having learned to make blades from flint and spears from wood used these tools not just for hunting but against their own kind."





    The same picture was propagated in all wars. The falseness, the deceit, the cold-blooded, calculated big lie, that war is a kind of terrible fate that strikes countries and people. War has always been depicted as an impersonal and anonymous force, that hits unexpectedly and unpredictably. The lie, that violence and war are an integral part of the human condition and unfortunately nothing can be done about it (except to wipe out the whole species).

    Especially the Germans during the Third Reich were masters in that field. In the US it might be different: There, officially, it's about being the good guy, fighting the good war to liberate the world and to show who's boss (to put it simply). Though the combination of both narratives, depending on which situation is referred to, seems to work best.

    . . and they all lived happily ever after.
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    Greetings to beautiful, winterly Trondheim.

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    Dance!




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    Would aliens ever ride bicycles? Would they laugh, dance, cry?
    Would they look at their nightskies and wonder why ?



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    "I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . .
    because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting" (R. Heinlein)
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    Boarding the iron ore train from Nouadhibou to Choum, Mauritania, West Africa

    -one of the world's longest, heaviest trains, a 220-car colossus that ferries iron ore 675 kilometers through the Sahara

    -although not meant for passengers, it pulls one or two token, ramshackle passenger cars at the end - but the ride in the iron wagons is free and the railway is the only way to get across the desert, to visit family and friends in distant places or to find work. For others it is a good business proposition to transport their goods for free, or to provide supplies along the route.
















































    - Mauritania is a strange country, one of the world's poorest
    - bridging the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa
    - sovereign, independant from France in 1960
    - population density is 4 people per km2 (10 per mi2)
    - nearly twice the size of France (or 1.5 times as big as Texas) and 90% desert
    - nearly 100% Muslim country, member state of the League of Arab States
    - influenced by its pagan past, it is the men who cover their faces, not the women
    - one of thirteen countries in the world which punishes atheism by death
    - an estimated 4% of the country's (black) population are enslaved
    - although slavery was abolished in 1981, it was not illegal to own slaves until 2007
    - heavy ethnic tensions between the black minority and the dominant Arab-Berber populace

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    Let your eyes rest for a minute on this peaceful scene.



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    Good news:





























    Two is better than one . .









    . . and a large pot of soup is better than none
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    Good news:








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    I woke up feeling kind of blah, then looked at these amazing pics! Thanks!

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    I have hope, man. Birdie lived in the tree, they broke my nest,
    now I'm in the street. But I'll take off and make another nest.





    That one impressed me most. Though it doesn't take away from Karollyne who lives in the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, together with 12 dogs in an abandoned mansion occupied by other formerly homeless people . .

    . . or from Mister Yukio Shige: a retired police detective who dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan’s suicide cliffs, providing emergency assistance and counseling even as tourists flock to the site, attracted by its notoriety as a popular suicide destination.

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    Desert towns Atar and Chinguetti, Mauritania
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