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Catoptromancy - Wikipedia
(Gk. κάτοπτρον, katoptron, "mirror," and μαντεία, manteia, "divination"), also known as captromancy or enoptromancy
catoptromancy  mirror  greek  vision  fortune  occult  divination  rome  russia  spirit  wiki  wikipedia 
october 2017 by cluebucket
The deviousness of dementia | Dasha Kiper | Society | The Guardian
"I was angry at him for the perpetual stress, the perverse logic, the incapacity to understand who I was and what I was doing for him. But mostly I was angry at myself for being cruel. As I sat sulking and reprimanding myself, he returned to the kitchen. He wanted a snack, but finding me on the floor, he stopped and broke into his wide, sweet smile. Then he noticed my tearful face and was dumbfounded and genuinely moved.

"'Are you alright?' he asked. 'Who should I punish for upsetting you?'"
dasha_kiper  dementia  guardian  society  mental_health  aging  elderly  2015  2010s  memory  2010  holocaust  nyc  bronx  poland  russia  consciousness  shock  confusion  sundowners  caregiver  emotion  psychology  cognition 
january 2017 by cluebucket
What Makes Languages Change? How Culture Shapes Our Words
Q: When you say it doesn’t “borrow,” do you have an example?
A: The word they use for automobile means “that it has wrinkled feet,” which is, incidentally, an example of how the words you have reflect your culture. If you’re a tracker, you’re going to be noticing the tire tracks—the focus of that particular word. And the word for telephone means “you whisper into it.”
sally_thomason  interview  2016  2010s  theparisreview.org  language  ryan_bradley  montana  america  salish  linguist  linguistics  change  word  loanword  neologism  susquehannock  iroquois  genocide  killing  hebrew  jargon  society  slang  papua_new_guinea  dialect  phrase  translation  north_dakota  canada  cree  algonquin  native  french  michif  russia  multilingualism  aleut  trade  buin  gender  māori  hawaii  new_zealand 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Foes of Russia Say Child Pornography Is Planted to Ruin Them - NYTimes.com
Getting someone labeled a suspected pedophile has the added benefit of fitting “perfectly with the Kremlin’s line that human rights activists are all just degenerates,” said Vytis Jurkonis, a Lithuanian human rights activist who works with Russian exiles.

Russia has denied any involvement in all of these incidents. “Of course they do,” scoffed Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania’s foreign minister. “They never have anything to do with anything that is going on in the world,” he said, describing Russian hackers, whether working directly for the state or as freelance vandals, “as part of their weapons system.”
nytimes  2016  2010s  russia  vladimir_putin  kgb  hacking  crime  framing  fake  cyberwarfare  government  kompromat  andrew_higgins  vladimir_bukovsky  england  u.k.  ukraine  lithuania  yoann_barbereau  konstantin_rubakhin  alexander_litvinenko  estonia  spy  pedophile  propaganda 
december 2016 by cluebucket
Lou Andreas-Salomé - Wikipedia
"The neutrality of this article is disputed."

can't tell if I'd have really enjoyed her company or been irked? guess I'd better read!
salomé  lou_andreas-salomé  writer  psychology  psychoanalysis  sigmund_freud  rainer_maria_rilke  germany  history  biography  wiki  wikipedia  friedrich_nietzsche  russia 
december 2016 by cluebucket
That Putin's Government Spoke to the Trump Campaign Should Be Dominating the News Cycle
RT : "The still needs to deal with the story of Russian influence: via "

WaPo: "'We have just begun to consider ways of building dialogue with the future Donald Trump administration and channels we will be using for those purposes,' Ryabkov was quoted as saying."

Pierce: "Well, kids, the unthinkable already has happened. You might as well cover it as fully as possible."
esquire.com  russia  vladimir_putin  politics  dina_demetrius  charles_p_pierce  donald_trump  influence  secret  sergei_ryabkov  hope_hicks  government  collusion  washingtonpost  media  news  2016  2010s  power  from twitter
november 2016 by cluebucket
Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
"One of the falsehoods in the Clinton speech was the implied equivalency between civil resistance and insurgency. This is an autocrat’s favorite con, the explanation for the violent suppression of peaceful protests the world over."

Rule #1: Believe the autocrat.
Rule #2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule #3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule #4: Be outraged.
Rule #5: Don’t make compromises.
Rule #6: Remember the future.
masha_gessen  nybooks  russia  autocracy  president  warning  america  hillary_clinton  politics  authoritarianism  election  tip  how_to  2016  2010s  dictatorship  survival  rule  donald_trump  dmitry_peskov  vladimir_putin  ted_cruz  journalism 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Interviews: Robert Wyatt | Features | Pitchfork
"
'Culture is pudding. It’s lovely and I’ll always eat one,' he says in the biography, talking about his take on the worlds of art and politics. 'But on its own, it’s not a full life’s diet for the brain. And the politics, to me, is indeed the protein.'
...
'There's the folky thing of: "Poor me, I'm a sensitive person in a cruel world." Or the pop thing of: "Hey, look at me, I'm sexy." I did that myself for a while... [b]ut then I thought, “I'd never sing ‘hey baby’ to my girlfriend, because she'd just laugh at me and think I was a complete idiot. I've got to start again and try to be honest with this.”'
...
'It may be an English thing, in a way, laughing it off at a distance and using that as self-protection. I mean, I don't want to be a professional cripple. And I don't see the suicide stuff as tragic. Basically, at that age, I looked at what adults were doing and how they wanted to earn money, and I really didn't want to do that. I wanted to go away. I have my moods like that a lot. I'm not a fighter in that sense at all.

'I don't think losing things—in my case, the use of my legs—really damages or hurts you. What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation. A lot of the wars going on right now in the Middle East aren't about poverty and exploitation. They’re about humiliation. For a long time, certainly the British and French have been humiliating and dismissing the people of the Middle East, and encouraging people like Israel to do the same. Israel started out as a socialist state, but we always encouraged them to become rather racist and look down on the local inhabitants, which they now do. It's sad that's happened.'
...
'I just don't think I write the kind of music that I can see crowds of people singing in football stadiums. Some of us are simply witnesses, and I hope there's a value in that.'
...
'America reinvented how to be a group, a people, that hasn't got a race, but nevertheless has a national identity. Potentially, America is really the greatest, but it's not yet, I don't think. It's still too much like an old-fashioned empire, waving the stick and dropping too many bombs on too many people.'
"
robert_wyatt  interview  pitchfork.com  ryan_dombal  2014  2010s  musician  communism  politics  artist  biography  art  1980s  england  u.k.  sadness  suicide  accident  war  humiliation  empire  1960s  1970s  counterculture  police  violence  culture  capitalism  america  russia  ukraine  nyc  vladimir_putin  china  napoleon_bonaparte  relationship  aging  alcohol 
november 2014 by cluebucket
Voina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In Russian, the word musor (literally: 'garbage') is derogatory slang for "police officer", and the action consisted of female activists approaching and kissing, without warning or consent, policewomen in the stations"
voina  Война  wiki  wikipedia  performance  art  street-art  group  artist  punk  pussy_riot  2010s  russia  collective  faction  split  phallus  sex  police  fugitive  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket

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