San Francisco clouds

Rare that we get clouds like this in San Francisco:

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There are a handful of reasons I want to visit Ireland some day soon, but right up near the top is the language.

Name your towns right, countries, and I will tour you.

ireland map

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Jon Hopkins – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Thanks to Mike for the tip.

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shine by lee (asano+ryuhei)

What you should be listening to:

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An introduction to the political views of Thomas Hobbes

Taking a break from modern day analysis for some deeper cuts. Reflecting on some Hobbes via lecturer Steven B. Smith:

“Conflict and war are primary, peace is derivative.”

And also “The will to contend” and how we’re basically always at war, even when we’re not.

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Lecture 12 – The Sovereign State: Hobbes, Leviathan – Steven B. Smith

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Christopher Hitchens – The Axis of Evil – 2005

Wish I had had this parcel of knowledge dropped on my doorstep in 2005.

The original video is sourced to TVO, of which I’m a proud supporter.

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