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  1. Subscriberrookie54
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    09 May '20 15:20
    a fifteen minute read

    https://tinyurl.com/yb9kzh3z
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    09 May '20 18:33
    @rookie54 said
    a fifteen minute read

    https://tinyurl.com/yb9kzh3z
    If only I had fifteen minutes. 🙁
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    09 May '20 18:361 edit
    @rookie54 said
    a fifteen minute read

    https://tinyurl.com/yb9kzh3z
    Excellent story in so many ways. A story of hope about people's positive qualities.

    I couldn't help thinking that perhaps 'The Lord of the Flies' should be viewed more as the fantasy/day dream of a school teacher which perhaps speaks more to what that job can feel like for some than to the core of human beings.

    In a similar vein I remember somebody once talking of the extreme physical bullying that it was believed George Orwell had suffered in his life. He suggested rereading 1984 from the perspective of the fantasy of somebody with that experience.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    09 May '20 18:51
    @rookie54

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story about six boys so different from those in the novel 'Lord of the Flies'. I never liked that novel, depressing.
    But these six boys and their involuntary adventure is a happy story - and true.

    Thank you very much, worth reading.
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    09 May '20 22:54
    Very good story. And so was the story as to how the author put it all together.
  6. Subscriberhakima
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    09 May '20 23:10
    Thank you for sharing this, rookie. Stories like this are why I continue to have hope and faith in humanity, in spite of this nutty world.
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    10 May '20 05:47
    @rookie54 said
    a fifteen minute read
    15 minutes well used.

    Thanks.
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    10 May '20 08:44
    Thank you for a more optimistic view, we surely can use that.
  9. Subscriberrookie54
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    23 May '20 20:44
    how to build a solar charged battery generator
    33 minutes long
    YouTube
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    23 May '20 20:49
    @rookie54 said
    how to build a solar charged battery generator
    33 minutes long
    [youtube]PVnQ87Fvsk4[/youtube]
    🙂
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    25 May '20 17:35
    @rookie54 said
    a fifteen minute read

    https://tinyurl.com/yb9kzh3z
    Real link?
  12. SubscriberPonderable
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    25 May '20 17:36
    @shallow-blue said
    Real link?
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months
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    25 May '20 17:40
    @petewxyz said
    In a similar vein I remember somebody once talking of the extreme physical bullying that it was believed George Orwell had suffered in his life. He suggested rereading 1984 from the perspective of the fantasy of somebody with that experience.
    Hm. That somebody almost certainly had some serious issues of his own; and he definitely missed the point of 1984 by a country mile. Because, y'know, Orwell actually spoke about his intentions.
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    @ponderable said
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months
    Oh.

    Seen it a week ago, thought it very irrelevant to Lord Of The Flies. Which I've never rated very highly, by the way. Typical man-hating toxicity - a perfect example of how the English public school system turns boys into slaves and brutes, and then pretends that it is the fault of the men rather than their matrons.
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @great-big-stees said
    If only I had fifteen minutes. 🙁
    LOL.....I can only spare 10 minutes right now! 😉

    -VR
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