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Book Review: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Book Review: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Guilty Remnant Protest

The Leftovers Guilty Remnant

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished?  Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?

That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as…

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Portraying humanity as the uniquely destructive ravager of nature, after all, is just as anthropocentric as portraying it as the uniquely creative conqueror of nature. The resemblance between the concepts is not accidental; like a spoiled child who misbehaves to get the attention good behaviour won’t bring, we’re willing to see ourselves in any role, even the villain’s, as long as we get to occupy centre stage.

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From 'The Falling Years: An Inhumanist Vision' by John Michael Greer, first published in Dark Mountain: Issue 1.

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Why People are Choosing to Rent - The New American Dream

Why People are Choosing to Rent – The New American Dream

The following “shareslide” discusses why renting is more popular than buying, at the moment. The statistics and “facts” based on these statistics seem to have a lot of  assumptions built into it that will be addressed in a future article.  However, it is still an interesting glance/read-through to flip through when you have the time. It is also wise to know what the propaganda says of denial of…

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The Last of Us: One Night Live Video

The Last of Us: One Night Live Video

The Playstation 3’s “The Last of Us” has to be one of my top favorite games of all time. I played the heck out of this game from its launch up until September when my PS3 broke beyond repair. This game was a hard game, not just in the actual play through content (Arrrr Bloaters!), but also the story line that the writers built into the game. It left you with the questions of “Was that the right…

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