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    during a sky burial we let another animal eat our corpses, but they are always scavenging birds (e.g. vultures), never a potential predator. See also Dakhma for the Zoroastrian tradition.
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    Cooperation was indeed our biggest advantage, and our early ancestors refined it, quite literally, to a high art.
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    Frances Gerety, a female copywriter (unmarried) captured precisely the sentiment De Beers needed when she penned the line “a diamond is forever,”and rewrote the history of American advertising. In four words, Gerety evoked the totemic weight of a diamond, and the old-as-the-stars wonder of its natural origins.
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    it would be best if it was bombed. If it was bombed back to a radioactive desert. Then who would want it? But then I think, they would come here and collect the radioactive dust that might contain atoms of the Dome of the Rock, or of the Temple, or a wall that Christ leaned against on his way to the Cross. People would fight over who owns a poisonous desert, if that desert was Jerusalem.”
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    “The people come. The people believe. Then they kill each other, to prove that God loves them.”
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    This was after Old Gao himself had vanished, you understand, and before his son came back from Lijiang to take over the beehives on the hill.
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    I built an igloo out of books in my backyard.
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    New Yorkers received tainted water for decades, despite persistent protests over the foul taste. The city only bowed when a group of beer brewers began complaining that unpleasant water was undermining their product.

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