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"the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind."
See also: Acedia, Angst, Dukkha, Lacrimae rerum, Mal du siècle, Mean world syndrome, Melancholia, Mono no aware, Nihilism, Pathos, Saudade, Sehnsucht, Social alienation, Sturm und Drang, Suffering, Theory of mind, World view
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october 2014 by cluebucket
Elemental | Cultural Slagheap
"I’d been talking to my folks ever since the spill at Freedom Industries on Thursday morning. Here’s what we know so far: The spill dumped 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) into the Elk River, a mile and a half upstream from the intake pipes for West Virginia-American Water, a company that serves nine counties. The spill was caused, according to the most reliable reports we’ve been seeing to this point, because of deterioration of Freedom Industries’ storage and transfer materials for chemicals used in coal processing. We’re talking here about your basic rusted pipes and breached concrete containment walls. Freedom Industries hadn’t been inspected by the Department of Environmental Protection in over 20 years. There was, we’re being told, no plan—no plan—on the books for procedure and protocol, should one of those containment tanks happen to be breached."
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january 2014 by cluebucket

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