I forgot! Vlodrop, Holland, is the former residence of Maharishi and is a 
capital of the Global Country of World Peace. Of course, nothing but peace and 
love can emanate from the Netherlands . . . 

 Please, please, please, drop in on Vlodrop and let the residents there know, 
in no uncertain terms, what you think of the current state of the TMO. Then 
report back to us on how the true believers received you.
 

 PS: Children of Men is a great movie. The two scenes where Clive Owen and co 
are in danger and try to escape by car are masterpieces of heart-thumping film.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :

 No, because I do not consider it at all likely that a race war will actually 
erupt here. I am very attuned to the "immigration issue" wherever it takes 
place in Europe, and my assessment is that the Netherlands does the best job of 
any country I've been in so far in terms of helping immigrants to "fit in" and, 
more important, *feel like* they're "fitting in." I would imagine race wars to 
be more an issue all over the UK and in France rather than here.
 

 I remember being in Dublin with my brother and we went to see Alfonso CuarĂ³n 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190859/'s "Children Of Men" in a theater there, and 
realizing about halfway through the movie (which is a dystopian view of 
immigrants being rounded up all over the UK and "sent back where they came 
from") that we were sitting in an abnormally quiet theater. I looked around, 
and found that most of the people in the theater were immigrants. They were 
quiet because they realized that in Ireland they were possibly looking at their 
"near future," not some faraway "scifi future."
 

 I could be all wrong about this, of course. But I live and interact with 
immigrants every day. In my current Dutch class, I'm the only person from the 
US. The others are from all over the globe. Many are originally from Islamic 
countries. All feel Dutch. Go figure. 

 

 From: "s3raphita@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 7:12 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Birth of the Hippies
 
 
   Re "But if you know Amsterdam at all, can you imagine what *it* will be like 
in the future?  I can. ":
 

 As Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn were both murdered for expressing robust 
views about Islam will your projected novel feature a race war?
 

 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :

 Having finished one big project recently and looking for another, I am toying 
with taking advantage of where I live and writing a scifi story set in a Blade 
Runner-ish future...but in Amsterdam. 

 

 We got to see what L.A. had evolved (or devolved) into in "Blade Runner." But 
if you know Amsterdam at all, can you imagine what *it* will be like in the 
future?  I can.  :-) 

 

 From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:09 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Birth of the Hippies
 
 
   
 If you were writing science fiction what would you be writing these days?
 
 On 11/08/2014 11:51 PM, salyavin808 wrote:
 
   

 Cheers, there's a lot of my faves there and a few new ones that I haven't 
tried. And a couple of those are now on the way to me! 
 
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
<turquoiseb@...> mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote :
 
 Try this site: 
 http://bestsciencefictionbooks.com/top-25-best-science-fiction-books.php 
http://bestsciencefictionbooks.com/top-25-best-science-fiction-books.php
 
 







 

 














 


 










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