August 14th, 2014

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Live Feed for riot and protest in Ferguson, MO. Scanner reports, news links

http://www.reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn/

This is a live feed for the riots and protests that occurred Sunday Aug 10th through Wed Aug 13.
Protests turn riot every night Sun-Wed.
For an interactive google map of the incidents so far, go here: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/embed?mid=zQXCU9jTCWt8.k_AxWZwk4ODM
St. Louis County Police 10 codes (for scanner listeners)
http://mundotopiaxxi.blogspot.com/2004/11/saint-louis-county-police-department.html
Scanner feed set up special for this Live Feed:
Ferguson PD, RIOT-A, RIOT-C, RIOT-D, RIOT-E, County Mutual Aid, and County Precincts 1 & 2.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/st-louis-county-police-scanner

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recently read the original Pinocchio.

The Adventures of Pinocchio - That kid was beyond horrible, and had a lot of nasty folks nearby.

Notably -

The Talking Cricket (il Grillo parlante) – The Talking Cricket is a cricket whom Pinocchio kills after it tries to give him some advice. The Cricket comes back as a ghost to continue advising the puppet.

The Master (il Padrone) – A man who wants to make Pinocchio’s hide into a drum.

See Also - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101413512

Gepetto isn’t a kindly old man — he’s hot-tempered and grindingly poor. There is a talking cricket, but it’s not named Jiminy, doesn’t wear a top hat, and gets squished by Pinocchio 12 pages in when it tries to give him advice. This lack of sentimentality runs through the book, whose sense of reality reflects the harshness of life in Collodi’s Tuscany. This is a place driven by hunger, brutality, greed and social injustice.

Which isn’t to say that the book is depressing. In fact, it’s filled with wonderful surreal touches, many involving animals, like the huge snail that offers to let Pinocchio into his house then takes nine hours to reach the front door. A similar anarchic spirit infuses Pinocchio himself, who’s not the cute, anodyne figure we remember from the movie. He’s a selfish, unruly, sometimes cruel puppet — the very soul of childhood.

 

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Kind words.

Nicest thing said to me this week.

really happy to see you two with the silly/lovey banter! You are my oldest friend, ya big hippie, glad you found her.

Thank you. I’m glad, too. I’m happy and lucky to have friends to shine light on the good stuff.

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