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WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)


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November 19, 2005
Inokashira Park: People of Japan...
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Inokoshira Park is a place where the presence of people really compliments the views of the place - perhaps it is just the sheer joy of their experience as they enjoy the beautiful setting...

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There are street musicians - this guy was singing American blues music and playing the bridges with his harmonica.

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Out for a paddle - and a snapshot or two with the cell phone ...

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Kichijoji is kind of a college town and the kids love to come to the park just to sit and chat ...

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This young artist comes to capture the beauty ...

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With his kids (and maybe mother-in-law?) in tow...

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There are vendors of all kinds that have set up shop in the park ...

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And they all seem to have at least one customer ...

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to sell some of their wares to.

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This man brought his Kokyu to the park - and played Bacharach tunes...

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For whoever wanted to listen.

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Another artist continued what looked like a lifetime effort ...

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His work apparently consists of capturing every bit of bark on every tree in the park on a fractal basis - or something like that. A few people stopped by to watch him and most walked away with a worried look. Prophets are never understood.

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What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.



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Weather there is obviously better than it is here! Nice place to people watch looks like, and you caught some more good autumn color. I just got a new lens yesterday, so if it clear off a little, I'm hitting the mountains again. Keep your fingers crossed!
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Posted by: jan at Nov 19, 2005 8:45:19 AM

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