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Review: Le Montreur D’Etincelles & Social Empathy to Reconcile Peoples

C’est l’histoire d’un jeunne homme qui doit trouver la façon de unir, à la longue, les deux peuples de sa planète. L’un ne mange pas de viande, l’autre si. Les deux doivent coopérer.

(Date Ethique: 20.8 12014 ere Holocene)

Le montreur d’étincelles”  MontrEtincl(‘The Spark Displayer’), by Christian Grenier is the story of a young man who must find a way to unite, over the long term, the two peoples of his planet.  One eats meat, the other does not. Both must cooperate.

And unite them, he does, with the help of a perpetual calendar!  Nice example in the story of having to use one, and how easy it is to learn quickly.  Also great example of culture-shock, and cooperation, and how a calendar shapes our ways of thinking, and can help build social empathy.

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French Empathy Fridays, Connâitre ses Droits et éviter les Proces… Know Your Rights & Avoid Trial…

How can empathy help avoid trial?  By helping to make sure that everyone knows the basics of the legal system, their rights, and local facts about Pre-Trial Interventions/Diversions, for starters.

The common good, or the general welfare, is also tied up with Lupin (!), and with on-going legal & financial pro-bono education (aka Adulting Education), which must become more fully inclusive for all of us.

Click here for English…

“ -C’est quoi ça?
-Votre côte sur le marché de l’art: 11.000 euros”

Mais si Driss n’avait-t-il pas d’argent ? Et s’ils lui avaient arrêtaient dans la misère ? Aux États-Unis il y à une moyen d’éviter les procès mais qui coute cher, selon l’état dans on aura le procès. C’est mon espoir qu’on peut avoir des changements de cette politique, avec l’aide des citoyens Américains, et aussi ce de nos amis.

“ -What’s this?
-That’s what you’re worth on the art market: 11,000 Euros.”

But what about before Driss had that money? What if he’d been arrested utterly poor?

In many states, programs exist to help first time offenders avoid trial and charges. But, Pre-trial Diversion or Intervention programs, as they are known, are often unfair to the poor, as in MD and many other states: perpetrating the cruelty of charging money that some people simply do not have in order to avoid jail. My emphatic immediate-term policy recommendation is that all States emulate “Cook County … in Chicago, where defendants are not charged a fee ” for Pre-Trial service programs. And my long-term policy recommendation is that we strengthen our freely available legal services and Pro-Bono Legal Aide availability drastically, perhaps requiring ALL lawyers and law firms to offer 20% of their time or services free to lower income people, and that states and counties offer free continuing education in financial and consumer education, including the all too rarely taught rights in each state regarding debt, housing, health care and also criminal law. Both short-term and long-term approaches are needed, immediately.

Toward “…justice for all.”

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure
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11 April, 12018 HE (Holocene/Human Era)

So, it turns out that knowing what bits of legal information change from state to state is also important, as is knowing that one must actively defend against an expired medical or other type of debt, even if it is time-barred (or past the SoL), illogical as that may seem…

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources giving the different Statutes of Limitations (SoL) for your state, or District,

2.) Share your thoughts on how changing those SoLs might help, or hinder,  allowing people to climb out of debt,

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses that information and your thoughts. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

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           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

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Shira

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Two Thought Thursday Lessons from La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) p2e5, ep. 18 on Belief

1.)  Why are women almost never believed?

2.)  People do illogical things when they know, or believe, that they will not be believed…

—     cap 18, p2:e5

101 horas de atraco

Arturito still being an idiot, the Professor in the hospital, and the press defending Berlin!

   Las desgracias de tres mujeres syncronizados.   Yup, the pain of all three women at the same instant.

They finally believe her, once it’s almost too late!

And why does her ex have the name Noah tattooed on his arm?

Yuck, Berlin!!

 

    Last week’s review was Two Lessons On Empathy from La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) p2e4, ep. 17:

Next weeks will be ep. 19, aka part 2, episode 6:  …

  “Somos la resistencia.”   -Umm, no de todo…

   We are the Resistance.   -Um, not quite…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

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Shira

Two Lessons On Empathy from La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) p2e4, ep. 17:

       My reaction this week tries not to spoil the episode, so I give random reactions in the original Spanish, and nonspoilers in English, for the majority of my current readers:

—          

cap 17, p2:e4

1.)  Empathy has to include everybody,

and

2.)  Never trust a person who clearly lacks empathy or compassion for others.

Es cierto, Tokyo, el Plan ya pertenece a todos, no es solo al profesor.

 

Y Arturito, otra vez, empujando los demàs a tomar los riesgos.

 

Que es ese obsesion que tiene Berlin por el sexo, con su desprecio por las mujeres.

 

La cidra como metaforo para El gran atraco.

 

Pero, que està haciendo el profe?

 

Espectaculo antes de liberar los rehenes?  Y claro que la prensa serà impaciente de enviar periodistas a ver dentro de La Fabrica de Moneda y Timbre!   Y muchos!

 

No estoy segura de que los seres humanos siempre quieren que los debiles ganan.

 

Pero Berlin nunca ha sentido ni pena ni dolor, Nairobi tiene razon!  Pero si

 

Por que hay tanta escazez de agentes?  No pueden prestar ayuda, la Guardia Civil?

 

Berlin, mostrandose amable?  Que ridiculo!   Que buen actor!  Pero ya saben que  es un psicopata.

 

Buen trabajo manipulando el publico.

 

Pero ahora, la inspectora va a manipular el profe…

 

Pero como ha pasado toda su enfancia en hospital, ya sabe donde empezar….

 

🙂

 

  “Somos la resistencia.”  ??   -Tal vez…

   We are the Resistance.  ??  –Maybe…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

Turkish Tuesday: Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin)

What do we not learn from this beautiful film?  babasi

Lessons:
1.)  Things are not always as they seem, even when it looks like your big brother has abandoned you.
2.)  Even when the struggle seems hopeless, imagine how that kid has survived, and keep going.
       This film starts off with a father, clearly suffering from TB, caring for his young daughter Özlem, and teaching her, through music, about life and the people in the world.  Sadly, she doesn’t get much time to learn with him, as the TB finished him off.  Fortunately, she did learn enough to show her bombastic uncle that she is also a violin virtuoso, once he learns to listen.  Along the way, we learn how he turned to this bombastic defense mechanism, and how some family history, passed by his niece to him from his defunct brother, changes his views.  Also, we see some of the distinctions in Turkish society between upper and lower class Istanbul’luler (residents of The City), and a bit of the bureaucracy inherited from Byzantium.
     An incredibly beautiful film that I didn’t mind watching 3 times to catch some of the rapid fire Turkish!

Shira

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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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Review: La Malédiction des Tévennec

I read this book long ago, in Brittany, and this book goes well with the islands like that of Sein. It was a relatively interesting treasure hunt, as I recall, with “une fille formidable” who gets kidnapped at the start of the book, and has an important role at the finish. That “impressive girl” was the most impressive part of the book, sorry, I’ve forgotten most of the plot. Just don’t read it if you are afraid of rats!

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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Two Thought Thursday, La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P2, ep. 3, & Real Empathy Requires Knowing…

     1.)  To have empathy, one must know the Other Person’s side of the story, and

     2.)  To know someone else’s story, it generally helps to ask, rather than to assume, Inspectora…

—           

cap. 16

cap 16, p2:e3

Interrogando a Tokyo en bragas, y ella no aceptô la disculpa.

81 horas de atraco.

Clase de como ganar tiempo con la policia, y luego Rio instalando las electronicas.  Deja de joder al profe, Riito!!

 

Ese chaval!

Pero, si fuera yo, escojeria la voz del otro sexo, para despistar a la policia.

No, yo estoy con el profe, el chaval es muy inmaduro.

 

Pero los genios son raros.  Y el profe, si, es un tipo raro, pero la bomba, Tokyo, tb es muy inmadura!  Y si, hay una diferencia entre el origami y los videojuegos:  el origami es un util para calmarse, pero los videojuegos hacen una persona aun màs inmadura!!

 

 

Pero si, Tokyo!  Es verdad:  empezo todo en la primaria!  Y asi es con toda la gente que acaban en la carcel: empieza en la ninez!

 

Por fin, Berlin a perdido la cabeza, preguntando si Nairobi “ha sinchronizado la regla con la de Tokyo!”

 

🙂

!!

 

Pero ahi està la clave!  Que la inspectora no tiene ni idea de como es o era la vida de Tokyo:  no ha tenido nunca un lugar bonita donde se sentîa feliz.

La inspectora veiene de la clase media, y asi ni puede imaginar lo que es de estar sola las noches sin nadia por que tu mamà te deja sola, a los ocho anyos!

 

Y el muy estupido chaval de Rio, creyendo que Nairobi puede simplemente tener otro hijo para reemplazar el que le extranya!

 

Gracias, chaval!  Por una vez, Rio se da cuenta de que a dicho algo muy estupido!  Y orale, Nairobi:  buscando la manera de joder a Berlin que no termina entregandose!

 

Y que agrado ver la inspectora tan enojada y actuando con decision!

Asi es porqué los criminales intentan colocarse en las investigaciones.

 

 

Yo misma tendrîa que pegar un tiro a ese imbecile de Arturito.

 

4 segundos si, basta, por que te matan a tiros, chavala!

 

Y, el profe llamando justo en el buen momento!

 

Vaya, que tension!!

 

Gracias Nairobi!  This must be one of the best episode endings in all of TV history:   

Empieza el Matriarcado!

   EmpMatrNairobi  Orale!!

 
 

  “Somos la resistencia.”   ?De Véras?   –Ahora, tal véz…

   We are the Resistance.     Really?   –Now, maybe…

Shira

 

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

Review: La Nuit Des Temps & Social Empathy?

I recall (having read this book NuitTemps   when I was teaching myself French, so definitely needs a re-read) that I did not like the criteria for choosing the lady, and also didn’t really like the plot, but I did love the message: Let’s not ruin our planet, again…

Je me souviens que je n’avais pas aimait les critères pour avoir choisi la femme, ni le scénario, mais, le message, si, j’aime: ne gachent pas la planète, autre fois…

So, my question is this: how can a leader build enough empathy to get people to want to help provide housing for every person, even those not seen as “deserving” yet/anymore?

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

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Shira

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Two Thought Thursday, La Casa de Papel (Money Heist): “E se io muoio da partigiano” -Really “The Resistance?”

      1.)  Ok, so does marking a point or two against an abusive person, or system, really make you part of The Resistance?

      2.)  If your followers do not learn to follow your principles, are they really your students, after all?

        Finally:  Bella ciao, and Partisans:  The song came from Italy via the Labor Movement…

—          

Y, por fin, Berlin ya no està al mando!  Gracias, Tokyo!

Que valentia, Profe:  fingir un mal del estomago, quemar algo en vez de ‘irse al bano’ y entonces, provokar a un hombre armado mientras tus alumnos pelean entre si, amenazando al Berlin, quien no siente nada de todos modos, asi que no sirve intentar torturarlo para que cuente el plan Chernobyl!   Solo él es capaz de reir cuando juegan a la Ruleta Ruso.  Y el Profe ha estudiado muy bien su Aikido…

Pero si matan a Berlin, no podrian salir, ya que solo èl sabe todo del Plan.  Gracias Nairobi!  Tokyo si es una descerebrada de mierda.  Y es cierto, ella es una tonta, provokando a alguien armada que no puedes ver!  Estupida!  Al menos el Profe tiene la cabeza fria y en plena funcionimiento!

No se a ido todo a la mierda!

Si, Nairobi!  Tiene valor, e inteligencia!

Y despues de haber perdido una lucha justa, el exMarido detiene al Profe injustamente!  Que sorpresa!

Helsinki, no, no lo mates, oops, era Berlin!  Aun peor! No la va a torturar, va a hacer aun peor: entregarla a la policia, y de ahi, la carcel segura, penal permanente por asesinato, que ya estaba en busca y captura ante del atraco.

Hasta se siente pena por ella, y aun màs odio por Berlin!  Sabîa que la iban  a humilar!  Y en publico!

  Ganar Tiempo…

 Y, en claro que Tokyo espiaba al Profe, aunque “los angeles de la guarda no mienten.”  Cierto, que ella tiene la sangre mas caliente…  y…  perdio la cabeza, pero Berlin quiere que se toman las manos!

Gracia, Rio!  Berlin si es un psicopata de mierda!   Pero es cierto, no pueden tener una bomba como a Tokyo ahi dentro con ellos.

Nunca accepta un abrazo de Berlin!

Asi es: matar a Berlin!  Yo lo haria tb!

Y no la dan nada para cubrirse!

Orale, Profe!  La verdad!  y entretenarlos a la vez!

Al menos la inspectora ha rectificado  la falta de ropa!

Claro, por en seguida preguntar “Quien es el profesor?”

y lo malo es que Tokyo  sabe!

Ayyyyyy!!!   “La Resistencia” -seguro?

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    Ellos no!

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  “Somos la resistencia.”

   We are the Resistance.

Shira 

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

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Loup: Nicolas Vanier

Loup(English is below…)

Cette histoire de devenir adulte faisait plaisir à lire. (J’aimerais voir le film de 2009.) Vanier a réussi très tôt de faire sentir l’empathie pour un prédateur qu’il montre tel comme il est, et avec des détails. Il m’a réussi d’étonner, aussi, côte émotionnelle chez les hommes, en montrant qu’il est bien possible qu’an homme aussi peut se sentir abusé sexuellement par une femme, même après avoir fait l’amour volontairement. Jamais trop douce, on sent la dureté des deux mondes, humain tant que lupin, en sentant aussi (pour moi, au moins) connecté avec tous les deux. Du bon boulot émotionnelle et aussi d’un point de vue écolo.
(Si vous avez, les Amies, des corrections pour mon français, j’accepte volontiers…)

This was a very interesting and well-written coming-of-age story. (I’d like to see the 2009 film version.) Vanier manages early on to build reader sympathy for a predator which he show as such, in detail. He also surprised me by showing the shame of a man being willingly taken advantage of sexually by a woman (something I will grudgingly admit to never having believed possible). Never mincing his words, you feel the harshness of both worlds, human and wolf, while also feeling (for me, at least) connected to both. An excellent job emotionally and also from an ecology standpoint.

Originally posted 21 November, 12015 HE

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