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alexaoztparticipatory · 2 days ago
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“To think of the Midwest as a whole as anything other than beautiful is to ignore the extraordinary power of the land. The lushness of the grass and trees in August, the roll of the hills (far less of the Midwest is flat than outsiders seem to imagine), the rich smell of soil, the evening sunlight over a field of wheat, or the crickets chirping at dusk on a residential street: All of it, it has always made me feel at peace. There is room to breathe, there is a realness of place. The seasons are extreme, but they pass and return, pass and return, and the world seems far steadier than it does from the vantage point of a coastal city. Certainly picturesque towns can be found in New England or California or the Pacific Northwest, but I can't shake the sense that they're too picturesque. On the East Coast, especially, these places seem to me aggressively quaint, unbecomingly smug, and even xenophobic, downright paranoid in their wariness of those who might somehow infringe upon the local charm. I suspect this wariness is tied to the high cost of real estate, the fear that there might not be enough space or money and what there is of both must be clung to and defended. The West Coast, I think, has a similar self-regard...and a beauty that I can't help seeing as show-offy. But the Midwest: It is quietly lovely, not preening with the need to have its attributes remarked on. It is the place I am calmest and most myself.”
Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
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Finally, someone gets it.
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theperksofbeing-alone · a day ago
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Definitely already ready for bed tonight… and it’s not even noon. 😅🥲
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mysharona1987 · 3 months ago
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saywhat-politics · 4 months ago
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would strip “woke corporations like Disney” of special protections enabling companies to hold copyright material for decades.
The Copyright Clause Restoration Act would limit copyrighted material to 56 years and apply the new rule retroactively, meaning Disney and other companies could immediately lose some copyright protections if the law were passed.
The measure is the latest Republican attack on Disney, which last month was stripped of its self-governing status at its amusement park in Orlando, Fla., after Gov. Ron DeSantis took issue with the media company for speaking out against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, which prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade.
Hawley’s bill goes after Disney’s long-running list of iconic characters stretching from Mickey Mouse to Marvel superheroes.
Hawley said in a press release that “the age of Republican handouts to Big Business is over.”
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yesterdaysprint · a month ago
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, August 18, 1895
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auroraluciferi · a year ago
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Osage Nation, the American Indian tribe whose ancestral domain included much of Oklahoma, said in a statement that the sale was “truly heartbreaking”.
“Our ancestors lived in this area for 1,300 years,” the statement read. “This was our land. We have hundreds of thousands of our ancestors buried throughout Missouri and Illinois, including Picture Cave.”
The bidder, who sought anonymity, bought the Picture Cave along with 43 acres of hilly property surrounding it near the town of Warrenton in Missouri, said Bryan Laughlin, the director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers.
Carol Diaz-Granados and her husband James Duncan, who spent 20 years researching the cave and wrote a book about it, also opposed the auction.
“Auctioning off a sacred American Indian site truly sends the wrong message,” Ms Diaz-Granados, a research associate at Washington University in St Louis said. “It’s like auctioning off the Sistine Chapel.”
if this was Hobby Lobby, the Mormon church, or some weird libertarian ghoul treating this like the newest addition to their private collection, there should be fucking bodies
how exactly do you auction off priceless cultural heritage and it just ends up going to some random guy
who actually benefits from this
absolute travesty
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caswarrenart · a year ago
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My favorite time of year is when the sunflowers bloom in the wildlife reserve 🌻
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saucetell · 9 days ago
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some skies look like they were painted
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mywitchcultblr · 5 months ago
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Another example of 'defending free speech' bullshit being used to oppress and hurt LGBTQA+ people
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Once again if your argument is that 'We HaVe To DeFeND AnD SuPPoRT FREe SpEech INcLuding tHe RiGhTS TO OppRess MInOrity AnD tHe OppResseD' you are not a good person, you are not moral nor you are an intellectual.
It's not actually about free speech, you just want to use it as an excuse to be a bigot.
Imagine having the audacity to claim that you are for inclusivity but then removing a safe fucking space sticker for LGBT people. That school is not and never strive for inclusivity, it's just pr speak bullshit and at the end of the day they still defending oppression
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beautifulgardens · 4 months ago
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Shoenberg Temperate House at Missouri Botanical Garden- x x x x x x
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theperksofbeing-alone · 2 days ago
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She’s just the flavor of the week. 🎶
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mysharona1987 · 2 months ago
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saywhat-politics · 28 days ago
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yesterdaysprint · a year ago
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St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Missouri, October 31, 1918
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frenchcurious · 3 months ago
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Ouvriers installant une colonne architecturale néo-grecque sur le bâtiment des tribunaux civils à St. Louis, Missouri, 1928. source J-Arts.
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contac · 2 months ago
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