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December 04, 2015


Thank you for this continued timely reporting from Paris. It will drop out of the news cycle soon enough be we need to be reminded of the evil in this world and how it is no longer an abstraction.

Yeah. It's important to keep in mind that things like "news cycle" don't reflect anything but the need to keep sales up. If you live in the east of Paris, the life cycle keeps reminding you of that.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
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