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Name: The Midnight Cafe
Description: More serious and philosophical discussion
Type: Parent with 2 Sub Areas   Owner: Appleseed
Created: Sun, Jul 29th 2012   Last Updated: 350d 19h 6m 52s ago.
Archives Allowed: All   Total Archives: 25
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Last Post: 5000 Gods by Appleseed
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Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 1:04:39pm
5000 Gods
There are almost 5,000 gods being worshiped by humanity. But don't worry...
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5000 Gods
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Everyone 10+ | 237 views | Updated 350d 19h 6m 52s ago
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 12:32:14pm
Sticks and Stones
Sticks and stones may break my bones...
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Sticks and Stones
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Everyone 10+ | 215 views | Updated 350d 19h 39m 17s ago
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 11:50:20am
Monday Mornings
I don't like Monday mornings or people who like Monday mornings...
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Monday Mornings
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Everyone 10+ | 206 views | Updated 350d 20h 21m 11s ago
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 11:43:29am
Margaret Thatcher on Socialism
The problem with socialism is eventually you eventually run out of other people's money.
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Margaret Thatcher on Socialism
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Everyone 10+ | 253 views | Updated 350d 20h 28m 2s ago
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 @ 11:19:08am
Is God willing?
Quote by Epicurus
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Is God willing?
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Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is He neither able nor willing? Then why call Him God?

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Everyone 10+ | 208 views | Updated 350d 20h 52m 23s ago
Sun, Oct 5th 2014 @ 3:27:02pm
It's a Small World
Every single action of God in the Bible, The Quran and the Torah took place inside that circle
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It's a Small World
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Everyone 10+ | 902 views | Updated 2y 267d 16h 44m 29s ago
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 @ 8:58:17am
Grammer
I don't mean to sound slutty, but please use me whenever you want.
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Grammer
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Everyone 10+ | 848 views | Updated 2y 276d 23h 13m 14s ago
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 @ 8:44:38am
Second Hand Love
Never get jealous when you see your ex with someone else...
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Second Hand Love
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Everyone 10+ | 700 views | Updated 2y 276d 23h 26m 53s ago
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 @ 1:14:46pm
Look for the helpers
Quote from Mr. Fred Rogers
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Look for the helpers
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Everyone 10+ | 657 views | Updated 2y 297d 18h 56m 45s ago
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 @ 12:02:47pm
Thank You, Dr. Salk
Jonas Salk chose not to patent his 1955 polio vaccine, making it more affordable for millions
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Thank You, Dr. Salk
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When he was asked in a televised interview who owned the patent to the vaccine, Salk replied: "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

Everyone 10+ | 651 views | Updated 2y 297d 20h 8m 44s ago
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 @ 7:56:24pm
Only in America
One child is holding something that's been banned in America to protect them.
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Only in America
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In the United States they won't sell Kinder eggs in the interest of child safety. Why not assault weapons? Moms demand action for gun sense in America.

Website here:
http://momsdemandaction.org/

Everyone 10+ | 1650 views | 2 screenshots | Updated 3y 143d 11h 15m 7s ago
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 @ 7:03:59pm
Monday's aren't so Bad
It's Your Job that Sucks
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Monday's aren't so Bad
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Everyone 10+ | 854 views | Updated 3y 222d 12h 7m 32s ago
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 @ 4:08:40pm
Before I die I want to...
Message posted in The Midnight Cafe by Appleseed

Thought provoking and inspiring video from TED.com I watched recently.

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: "Before I die I want to ___." Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)



For more, check out: http://beforeidie.cc/ or http://candychang.com/

Everyone 10+ | 1051 views | Updated 3y 261d 16h 2m 51s ago
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 @ 3:58:32pm
Free Hugs
The free hugs campaign
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Free Hugs
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Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man who's sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

Over seven years later it seems the Free Hugs Campaign continues. Go to www.youtube.com and do a search for "Free Hugs Campaign" for the proof!

The official website is http://www.freehugscampaign.org/

Everyone 10+ | 825 views | Updated 3y 261d 16h 12m 59s ago
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 @ 3:33:40pm
Not Smart Enough
How I feel...
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Not Smart Enough
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Everyone 10+ | 703 views | Updated 3y 261d 16h 37m 51s ago
Sun, Sep 15th 2013 @ 7:54:12pm
Vision Test Poster
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision
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Vision Test Poster
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Everyone 10+ | 1491 views | Updated 3y 287d 12h 17m 19s ago
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 @ 1:27:52pm
I Will Not Rebel
Anonymous art
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I Will Not Rebel
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I will not rebel or stand up against any authority.
I will keep consuming endlessly.
I will consume even more in a recession that I didn't produce because I am told I need to get the economy back on track.
I will continue to believe everything the media portrays.
I will obide and accept all political regulations even though I didn't vote on them.
I will continue to work longer hours and accept higher domestic bills.
I will continue to be brainwashed by the false needs that advertising presents me.
I will not protest in any form.
I will continue to accept wars and poverty.
I will continue to be governed by a rich minority and will accept corruption.
I will continue to believe that I cannot make a change.
I will continue to suppress true characteristics of myself so that I fit into this materialistic society.
I will not stand up for what I know is right.
I will continue to argue that this is just the way it is.
I will continue to do what I'm told.
Signed: you?

Everyone 10+ | 980 views | Updated 3y 337d 18h 43m 39s ago
Sun, Apr 21st 2013 @ 9:46:27pm
Congratulations
You're what's wrong with the world.
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Congratulations
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Everyone 10+ | 1005 views | Updated 4y 68d 10h 25m 4s ago
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 @ 4:30:16pm
Fiscal Cliff
Comparing the American debt to a regular household
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I'm convinced that global economic collapse is inevitable, but since its never happened before I'm not sure if there is any way to be prepared for it.

Everyone 10+ | 1311 views | 1 comment | Updated 4y 87d 15h 30m 25s ago
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 @ 1:58:56pm
Words of Wisdom
Be someone that makes you happy... and other words of wisdom.
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Words of Wisdom
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Everyone 10+ | 1402 views | 9 comments | Updated 3y 261d 16h 48m 13s ago
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 @ 12:59:50pm
Stop Buying Shit You Don't Need
Typography poster art for Occupy Movement by Stomystranger aka Hajar Moradi.
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Stop Buying Shit You Don't Need
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The Occupy Movement may feel like ancient history and it was by no means perfect, but it's message was important. It's a message that should continue to be said and heard. Social and economic inequality continues to make the world unstable and undermines the principles of democracy.

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Wed, Dec 12th 2012 @ 11:09:44pm
12.12.12
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Today is the century's last sequential date where day, month and year will be the same number. Newspapers all over the world have been reporting about this auspicious date. It seems to carry a wide-range of significance from being considered lucky to doomsdayers marking it as the end of the world. Numerologists and astrologists weren't the only ones getting excited; apparently couples were flooding registration offices to get their marriage certificates dated 12/12/12.

Seeing as it will be another 88 years before all three numericals in the date will be the same, almost every person living today will be gone. I wonder how the people in the 22nd century will react. My guess is some people will find it lucky, others will mark it the end of the world, marriage certificates will see a significant increase while numerologists and astrologists get all excited about it's significance. I'm thinking newspapers will be about as common as scrolls and stone tablets.

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Sun, Jul 29th 2012 @ 7:58:49pm
Pale Blue Dot
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As a young boy I loved Carl Sagan's PBS television series Cosmos. Today Carl still holds a special place in my heart.



In his 1996 speech, scientist and astronomer Carl Sagan related his thoughts on the deeper meaning of a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space.

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

May 11, 1996
Carl Sagan , Astronomer

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Sun, Jul 29th 2012 @ 7:16:58pm
We Got Scared
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I accidentally came across this video and found it so moving that it brought a tear to my eye.



We were born through ingenuity and violence in a world where a brute struggle was encoded in every living being. But we were different. Our sole imagination gave us confidence so we stood up right and we triumphed over our enemies. But we were confused when we opened our eyes. Nature made us masters of survival but didn't give us the tools to understand the world. All we knew about life was death we inflected upon others and it reminded us of our own fate. So we got scared and we told tales about another life - the corner stone of our civilization.

We wandered out into the unknown as proud nomads and the smell of conquer followed our footsteps. We held our chests high and we feared no enemies. But our brute species stumbled into a world full of mysteries ungraspable to our young minds. We started to ask questions but there were no answers to be found. Winds, rains, volcanoes, earthquakes - the rulers of life and death. They seemed to be alive they seemed to have a will of their own. So we got scared and we surrendered the nature to a higher power; a thing to be worshiped.

We settled down in every corner of the world and we declared dominion over the sea and the air and over every living thing that moved upon the earth. We grew in numbers and our natural enemies feared our presence - we demoted them to fairy tales. We ruled and blessed a land we walked upon but our common heritage was a lost memory we are turned into neighbours divided by distance and language. We approached each other through suspicion and we saw the reflection of strangers. So we got scared and we made new enemies.

We raised cities and drew borders and we united proudly under our colours and superstition. Wealth and prosperity became the foundation of our great nations and those less fortunate diminished beyond oblivion. Our survival blood nourished our grabbing hands but the grass was always greener on the other side, we were trapped under the colour of our banner and the sense of fulfilment was nowhere to be found. Our needs never gave us silence and there were no more lands to claim. So we got scared and brother turned against brother.

We mastered the power of thunder and a spark of enlightenment spread throughout the civilized world. We became masters and servants under the force of technology and those who controlled its power claimed to be gods and ruled upon others. Every breath we took smelled the spring of success but we drained the lands and materialized our societies. And we imprisoned ourselves in boxes of ancestral wisdom. We fell down on our knees and pray and we only saw shadows of ghosts. So we got scared and we found new ways to destroy each other.

Look at us now, we are so scared. We surrender our hearts and minds to dogmatic ideologies and we celebrate death and destruction as our greatest masterpiece. We express our greatest achievements through our fears and ignorance and we catalyse our power through our primitive nature. We seek knowledge through ancient wisdom and we live our lives by doomsday prophecies. We are driven by an ever growing hunger and we're always scared of not having enough. And the fact we are not going to live forever scares us so much that we seek salvation from this world and a paradise in another life.

But we haven't always been scared...

Alongside our brute and ignorant nature another force pushed us through the ruthless chain of existence. We have always been an inquiring species and the mystery of nature captured our imagination from the moment we opened our eyes. We gazed at the world and through the night sky and our in inquisitive minds pushed us beyond the boundaries of ignorance. We began to use our tools to reveal the forces of nature and we stripped down the fear that had bounded us throughout the ages. We caressed a world with our consciousness and we evolved intellectually and morally. And we reached insights far beyond what our fearful ancestors could ever have imagined.

We Homo Sapiens, we're all connected to each other by our common heritage and we share the tree of life with every living thing we have changed through time by the laws of nature and we acquired virtues that ensured our survival throughout the generations. We have fought for our existence against our natural enemies and we have endured the greatest ordeals. Our understanding of the world surpassed all of the living beings and nature rewarded our inquisitiveness with the insight of self-consciousness.

We are the only species in the world that became aware of its existence. We are the first to contemplate the nature of reality. We stand alone in understanding the concept of a better world and we have the only minds that can make dreams possible. We have proven time and again that when we put our efforts together we have the power to achieve greatness. Our unprecedented sense of love and compassion has moved us to found societies and freedom and justice and we have manifested our wisdom and ingenuity in great wonders throughout the world.

We have learned the power of sceptical inquiry and we have found new ways to recognize the poetry of reality By climbing on the shoulders of giants we got the courage to leap up from our world and we have touched the surface of our celestial neighbour with our footsteps. We have explored distant worlds with our ingenious tools and we have discovered that the stuff we're made of thrives throughout the cosmos, we have even glanced that the origin of space and time and we are finally beginning to understand our place in the universe.

We have made great progress and we've acquired great knowledge but our civilization is still far from its peak where we can live together in peace and harmony with nature. We still have many rivers to cross and we still have much to learn before we reach our full potential. If we want our civilization to survive and flourish then we need to stop being scared all the time if we need to embrace the nature of reality. And we need to stop pretending that we are a part of a divine purpose and that we're going to be reward with eternal bliss.

Only when we accept that we're not going to live forever will we be able to truly appreciate the short spark of our existence and live our lives fulfilled. Only when we come to terms with our true nature will we be able to divert from our brute heritage and create a society where we can share the world together. Only when we base our knowledge on facts and evidence will we be able to connect with the true wonder of the universe and celebrate the miracle of life. And only when we realize that we are the authors of our own future will we be ready to leap out from our planetary neighbourhood and reach distant worlds and new civilizations.

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Sun, Jul 29th 2012 @ 5:32:21pm
The Barber's Speech
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The words in this speech ring true today as they did in 1940.



Below is the text of The Final Speech of the Great Dictator, delivered by the character, the Jewish Barber, in Chaplin's 1940 film, The Great Dictator. The Jewish Barber was played by Sir Charles Chaplin.

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible- Jew, Gentile, black men, white...

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery ,we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair."

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men-machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate!

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it's written "the kingdom of God is within man", not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.

Let us all unite.

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!

Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!

Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.

Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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