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    If part five is anything to go by the American ninja films got increasingly ridiculous and day time in their content from about the second feature onwards.

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    I learned it gets easier; but you gotta do it every day.

    "An upsidedown wire heart
    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"


    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
    - David Bohm

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    Today I learned that Alice Roosevelt buried a voodoo doll of the next First Lady in the White House yard when her father's term was over.

    Geez, I wouldn't mess with this lady.
    CHOOSE THE PATH THEY'LL NEVER TAKE

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    That when you know things pretty well from actually studying, tests go extremely quick.
    Why you looking for a harmony?
    There is harmony in everything
    It's a butterfly who waits for wind
    To fly away

    If you're looking for a dream girl
    I'll never be your dream girl
    Living in the real world
    Looking for a dream girl


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    We wear neckties (la cravate) because Louis XIII liked the look of Croatian mercenary uniforms which included a cloth around the neck. That bastard; I hate ties.
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    The Finns pride themselves on their tolerance for hot saunas; they have a Sauna World Championship where the contestants compete to see who lasts the longest at the highest temperature. There are also more saunas than cars in Finland, approximately 2.5 million saunas or 1 for every 2 Finns.

    There are 219 folk-dancing clubs in Denmark; over a third of the Danes belong to a sporting club or association.

    From: The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
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    Sweden has a Child Welfare Board that removes children from their homes to prevent them from receiving a privileged upbringing.

    "This is a country where the authorities can forcibly separate a child from its parents to prevent them from giving it a privileged upbringing." journalist, Brita Sundberg-Weitman (quoted from The Almost Nearly Perfect People)

    Swedish law currently requires sterilization of transgendered people.

    In 1947, the Swedish government forcibly sterilized 2,264 "inferior" women and juvenile delinquents.

    "The two regimes shared the same goal: the purification of a race of tall, blond, blue-eyed people." (The Almost Nearly Perfect People)
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ed...of_Little_Tree

    The Education of Little Tree

    The Education of Little Tree is a memoir-style novel written by Asa Earl Carter under the pseudonym Forrest Carter.[1] First published in 1976 by Delacorte Press, it was initially promoted as an authentic autobiography recounting Forrest Carter's youth experiences with his Cherokee grandparents in the Appalachian mountains. However, the book was later shown to be a literary hoax perpetrated by Asa Earl Carter, a white political activist from Alabama heavily involved in white supremacist causes before he launched his career as a novelist.

    The book was a modest success at its publication, attracting readers with its message of environmentalism and simple living and its mystical Native American theme. It became a bigger popular success when the University of New Mexico Press reissued it in paperback, and saw another resurgence in interest in 1991, entering the New York Times Best Seller list and receiving the first ever American Booksellers Association Book of the Year (ABBY) award. It also became the subject of controversy the same year when historian Dan T. Carter definitively demonstrated that Forrest Carter was Asa Earl Carter,[2] spurring several additional investigations into his biography. These investigations revealed that Carter had no Cherokee grandparents and had been a Ku Klux Klan member and segregationist political figure in Alabama who wrote speeches for George Wallace.

    Carter was planning a sequel titled The Wanderings of Little Tree at the time of his death in 1979. A film adaptation was released in 1997. The book has been the subject of a number of scholarly articles, many focusing on the hoax and on the impact of the author's white supremacist background on the work.

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