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Seven Earth-sized Planets Discovered

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.



NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

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Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

"The world that gave birth to Stoicism was a parochial, often xenophobic place: most people held fast to age-old divisions of nationality, religion, and status. If openly embracing those divisions sounds strange to us, we have Stoicism to thank. It was perhaps the first Western philosophy to preach universal brotherhood. Epictetus said that each of us is a citizen of our own land, but “also a member of the great city of gods and men.” The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, history’s best-known Stoic, reminded himself daily to love the world as much as he loved his native city.

If the key to happiness is really in our own wills, then even the biggest social divides start to look trivial. The Roman Stoic Seneca lived in a society built on slavery, but he also urged his fellow Romans to “remember that he whom you call your slave sprang from the same stock, is smiled upon by the same skies, and on equal terms with yourself breathes, lives, and dies.”

This embrace of cosmopolitanism (a word invented by Stoics, which literally means world-city) made Stoicism the ideal philosophy for the Roman Empire, which brought an unprecedented range of races and religions into contact. Stoicism made sense for a globalized world–and it still does."



Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today
For all the press that Bill Clinton has gotten for his epic, seemingly-half-improvised convention stem-winder, one of the most revealing lines has barely earned a mention at all. We were surprised to hear Clinton called Barack Obama “a man cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside.”.

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Rome’s Last Citizen

A great read! It's one of those hard to out down books; even though you already know the story. While respecting Cato's Stoic persuit of virtue, one can't help seeing his unwillingness to compromise or build coalitions as partly responsible for the fall of Roman Republic.

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Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
Cato, history’s most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our …

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Trump Can't Have That – Greg Brown – Nashville – 2.3.17



Trump Can’t Have That – Greg Brown – Nashvile – 2.3.17 by Songpoets Sound
Greg asked me to get this posted online as he’s had so many requests from people that want and need to hear it. Hope you enjoy….

TRUMP CAN’T HAVE THAT
TRUMP CAN’T HAVE THAT
TRUMP CAN’T HAVE THAT
ain’t gonna give it up

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