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The Suppliant Maidens ( Aeschylus ) - translated by G. M. Cookson

The Suppliant Maidens   Aeschylus  - translated by G. M. Cookson - D R A M A T I S   P E R S O N A E  DANAUS PELASGUS , King of Argos   AN EGYPTIAN HERALD CHORUS OF THE DANAIDES ATTENDANTS Argos. A Hill rises in the foreground, and on the summit of it stand altars and statues of many gods. Enter the fifty DANAIDES , with their slave girls, and DANAUS .  Chorus Zeus, the Suppliant's God, be gracious to us, pitifully behold us, for fugitives are we; where the blown sand-dunes silt the mouths of Nilus, there we took the highway of the blue, salt sea; there looked our last at the land of Zeus, her borders lapsed and lost in the Syrian marches wild, fleeing, not as outlaws banned for blood-guilt lest a people perish, but self-exiled.  No way but this to escape abhorred embraces, marriage rites unholy that true love shuns; better far lands and unfamiliar faces than wedded and bedded with King Ægyptus' sons.  As when hard pressed on the board a cautious player this piece or that from

The Internet is empty

if it's to be seen as means to an end. 

Prison Units 101

Did you know nearly all of apartment blocs are modeled after prison units? People are literally paying to live in prison units. Just because you can interact with other prisoners doesn't mean you are any more free. Stacks of life on top of stacks of life. Flushing comes from above. Messed up water pressure when there is no incentive to get it right.  I have to admire the will to live. You don't hear much about real suicides in prison. Just like people who live in squalor and destitute, people who are literally serving time believe they have much to live for. In nature, the parents often abandon their young when they show little chance of survival. But human parents, nations, society as a whole, don't do that. We more than tolerate all people and in fact encourage everyone to live, and we go out of our way to make all of it sustainable.  I ought to be impressed .

Thoughts on globally popular social media platforms

All social media companies are data-trading hosting companies with different niches. That's it.  They're also auto-catalogs which are the only thing that is of any use to me. However anyone who entertains it must know that advertising on any of the platforms is a total waste of time. And money.