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    Jean-Paul Sartre and friend
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    The Philosophy of Cats and the Cats of Philosophy

    Michel de Montaigne, in An Apology for Raymond Sebond (1580), captured this uncertainty eloquently. When I play with my cat, he mused, how do I know that she is not playing with me rather than I with her?

    Wood points out that Foucault named his cat Insanity, and Derrida named his Logos, names which he takes to signify how "to experience the animal looking back at us challenges the confidence of our own gazewe lose our unquestioned privilege in the universe."

    Ethicist For Hire: The Philosophy of Cats and the Cats of Philosophy

    Foucault and Insanity

    Derrida and Logos
    Updated 10-14-18 at 06:08 PM by Angel
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    Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the musical Cats.

    Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren. They were collected and published in 1939, with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Po...Practical_Cats
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    Ernest and friend
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    Jean and friend
    Updated 10-13-18 at 08:01 AM by Angel
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    Vlad and friend
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    Angel Trismegistus, "Catness", acrylic on butcher paper, 10' x 10', Museum of Mammalian Art
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linc
    Thanx as always. Please feel free to do Two more updates

    say 11.05/06 just before Ballots and 10/23, aka mole day. 10 to the 23rd power. 6.02 x 1023 particles = one mole. (etc)

    So some Governor talk I mentiond to do. 9 states have Governor/Senator combos in opposite parties, with FL the obvious Titan. Then its OH, MI, WI, NM, ME, MD, MA and AK, with AK a true Indy.

    AK-Indy is behind the R with D-Begich also in it. In ME, theyve gone to ranked-choice voting (RCV) for mayors, state-wide offices, and federal CDs. That could become more of a thing. ME is a toss-up for Governor, with LePage termed out.

    The other 9 states in the Northeast/East 10 states have incumbent Rs favored in VT, NH, MA, and MD. Rs are close but behind in CT and RI. NJ flipped last year, NY is safe and DE is on a potus year.

    More later on the other groups of states, with plenty of media overlap within groups and between some groups. PA/NJ/VA from the Midwest/East/Southeast could tell the story early in the House, which I have 219 to 216 for the Rs right now, along with Rs up 53-47 in the Senate atm.

    Eastern results could affect turnout in AZ, NV, CA, OR, and WA, which have plenty of CDs at stake. 4 weeks
    Unless I see a huge change brewing, I'll stick with the monthly forecasts. Kavanaugh could have an effect, but we'll not know that for certain, one way or the other for about a week. I think in the House, Kavanaugh is meaningless. But the way some senators voted could be enough to swing that state the other direction. Again, we'll know better in a week.

    No predictions on that without hard numbers to go by.
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    Thanx as always. Please feel free to do Two more updates

    say 11.05/06 just before Ballots and 10/23, aka mole day. 10 to the 23rd power. 6.02 x 1023 particles = one mole. (etc)

    So some Governor talk I mentiond to do. 9 states have Governor/Senator combos in opposite parties, with FL the obvious Titan. Then its OH, MI, WI, NM, ME, MD, MA and AK, with AK a true Indy.

    AK-Indy is behind the R with D-Begich also in it. In ME, theyve gone to ranked-choice voting (RCV) for mayors, state-wide offices, and federal CDs. That could become more of a thing. ME is a toss-up for Governor, with LePage termed out.

    The other 9 states in the Northeast/East 10 states have incumbent Rs favored in VT, NH, MA, and MD. Rs are close but behind in CT and RI. NJ flipped last year, NY is safe and DE is on a potus year.

    More later on the other groups of states, with plenty of media overlap within groups and between some groups. PA/NJ/VA from the Midwest/East/Southeast could tell the story early in the House, which I have 219 to 216 for the Rs right now, along with Rs up 53-47 in the Senate atm.

    Eastern results could affect turnout in AZ, NV, CA, OR, and WA, which have plenty of CDs at stake. 4 weeks
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    Septic tanks cause extreme problems to fresh water around here, serious environmental damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen
    Thanks as always for your well done analysis. I tend to think your conclusions regarding how the House and Senate might wind up sorting out numerically make sense.

    Note from loony-land Florida : I went on vacation for 8 days and kind of did a "go off the grid" as far as political news goes. We got back last night, and I noticed that Nelson (or his surrogates) are finally attacking Scott, hard, over his former life as essentially a white collar criminal. I wonder if that stuff is having an effect on the race?

    I hate seeing big money from out of state flood into state races, but that's been the reality since even before Citizens United made it epidemic.
    Yeah, I've seen all sorts of money flood into my senate races, especially from California. And yes, that was happening long before Citizen United. Two years ago, nearly 80% of one's party senate candidate money came from out of state.

    If I had my way, there would be a law that simply states if you can't vote for a candidate, you can't donate to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10
    538 in the space of 5 days changed the R's chances of controlling the Senate from 68.1% to 77.7%, things are moving fast.
    In the five deep red states, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and West Virginia the nay votes on Kavanaugh could be enough to to swing them the other way. All five incumbent Democrats relied on Republican leaning independents to win their seats six years ago. The possibility of those voters changing the way they vote this year is real with that nay vote. But let's wait a week to see if the polls back this up or not. But I've been talking about these seats ever since the Kavanaugh hearings began and of exactly the possibility of a nay vote changing the current dynamics of them.
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    Most human waste does not go into the ocean. Most of the US isn't near close enough to do so. In comes waste treatment plants which purifies and cleans up human waste. Wiki ~ Sewage Treatment

    Also something to consider is that septic tanks simply are not doable in high population areas. Imagine how big a septic tank would have to be in order to service 100 people living in an apartment building. All of them taking showers, doing dishes, taking a dump/pissing every single day. Any septic tank for such a group of people would have to be so large that it would cost an inordinate amount of money and time just to place it, much less do what is necessary for the upkeep.
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