It's always good to run into someone who appreciates "Children Of Men." Great 
movie, as was his previous "Y tu mamá también."

But I'm not likely to ever head over to Vlodrop. Cults are easier to appreciate 
at a distance.

 From: " [FairfieldLife]" <>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 3:16 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Birth of the Hippies

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, <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 Cuarón'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]" <>
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, <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]" <>
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, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :
this site: 

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