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There is a particular type of rage, the fury of those attempting to resist the pain of humiliation, that is seen among those who were promised much and realized it was all a lie. It is most apparent on Tumblr among the bloggers who grieve for the fortunes of the young white Millennials, who were promised prosperity and found none; it arises as well among the young men of a country who feel a great ethnic or national pride and see their land influenced or totally taken over by a foreign force, and they become terrorists as much to assuage themselves as to achieve a goal.

A promise pulled out from under you like a rug. It is a hard feeling to endure, and to think of it clearly enough after the fact to decide whether such a promise would have been worth it, or not. The fellows who shoot up public places because they can’t get a girlfriend fall victim to the humiliation without ever managing to judge the plausibility…

Do ghosts legally exist? The 1991 Supreme Court of New York State case Stambovsky v. Ackley was a court case over the existence of ghosts, and it concluded that for legal purposes, they can.

The actual matter and legal decisions found in Stambovsky v. Ackley were a bit more dry, as legal matters tend to be. Helen Ackley had owned a house in Nyack, New York for over a decade, and had widely publicized that the house was haunted, including in articles in Reader's Digest.…

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October 1: Please join us in celebrating The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.



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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

October 1: get ready for The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest!


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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2019 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.


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June 4: SciFiQuest 3019: My Robot Made Me Do It ends. Rewards will be announced shortly.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

June 30: Get ready for Brevity Quest 2019, coming soon to a website near you!


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