Girls Gone Mad: the Wild-Eyed Lunacy of Bachmann, Palin, Pelosi, Clinton . . . Etc. — BagNews: "Attacking female politicians by making them look crazy is bad politics and bad strategy. It levies an argument every bit as specious as the positions the images are designed to critique, and it does so in a way that perpetuates outdated stereotypes about political women." You have to be old enough to remember the names of Margaret Chase Smith and Maurine Neuberger. Some women like Bachmann and Palin court the crazy label and in my view are as fair game as Richard Nixon and LBJ were, no more no less.
Irony on irony. The talk of recovery. What is lost will not be recovered. And that is a happy thing. When I was a teen we talked about built-in obsolescence as something new. An era of craft had petered out and was succeeded by mass produced products that were destined to need replacement, so we were told. Now I see the shoppers in Macy's and wonder if i am wrong. I don't think so. The figures back me up. Everything points to the fact that we are not spending money because we no longer want a new model every year, a new fashion every season, a new generation of product every year. This means that we are miles ahead of the business schools. We will spearhead the sunset of the corporate world with its no-liability perks and its affluent exploit class. Within five years the talk of big bonuses will have receded. We may even be beyond the market as we know it. The economy of the future will value human beings not as corpses to be manipulated from birth to death but as thinking, fr…
The Pros and Cons of Taking Citalopram - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Recently, it has been reported that 118 million prescriptions of antidepressants are written annually. There has been a sharp 48% rise in prescribing mental health medications since 1995. Though this seems outrageous, the grim reminder that at least 50% of African-Americans don't seek psychiatric help points out the ever-present social stigma and lack of political attention to those disadvantaged Americans."
An Alarming New Stimulant, Sold Legally in Many States - NYTimes.com: "“There were some who were admitted overnight for treatment and subsequently admitted to the psych floor upstairs,” Dr. Narmi said. “These people were completely disconnected from reality and in a very bad place.”" The NYT has found another alarm to sound. The NYT rarely says anything about car carnage. Or the evils of our War on Drugs. Or the fact that drinking creates vastly more rage and psychotic behavior than we acknowledge. Most of it hidden under a domestic cloud. The NYT likes the illegality solution evidently. It works so well you know. Dr, Narmi is now our info-channel for what we ought to fear. After Iraq, that makes sense. The NYT blew that one too. Hunter, wherever you are, we'll save some for you.
So I got my Spotify invite. Not sure if it was because I complained or resubmitted my address after failing the first time. But you will find the requisite information here. Be my guest and complain here is you do not get your free invite. I am listening to Tangled Up in Blue. Wasn't too hard to find, but I sense that I will not find every Dylan song on this or any other cloud - least not for free. I will probably pay because I believe in this kind of thing. I actually believe I should be paid too, but that won't happen for a while. We have work to do. Global Online Privacy
Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley : The New Yorker: "By 2010, a company that was bleeding cash when Sandberg arrived had become profitable. Within three years, Facebook grew from a hundred and thirty employees to twenty-five hundred, and from seventy million worldwide users to nearly seven hundred million"
Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley : The New Yorker: "Later, Sandberg would tell people that Facebook was a company driven by instinct and human relationships. The point, implicitly, was that Google was not. Sandberg seemed to have insulted some of her former colleagues. “She could have handled her departure more crisply,” a senior Google official says."
Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley : The New Yorker: "“It was like dating,” says Dave Goldberg, Sandberg’s husband and the C.E.O. of the online company SurveyMonkey. Sandberg says they asked each other, “What do you believe? What do you care about? What’s the mission? It was very philosophical.”" The New Yorker is in the business of giving us a world that can support both corporations and - what? I have forgotten if I ever knew. Nonetheless texts find their way here and if you are curious this may help bring you up to speed.
3quarksdaily: "They argue that it’s time to delve into our olfactory past, trying harder to understand how people experienced the world with their noses - and even save scents for posterity." Sure I want to smell the past. And that is as far as I will go. There are limits to public disclosure and smells are intensely private. I will say that I do love the smell of a box hedge and leave it at that. I hate the smell, sight and knowledge of the detritus of muggy smog-filled oil-saturated carbonified automobile excrescence. No more well-being in that realm.
The Image that Will Never Appear - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com There was a time when buildings had no more than four levels and where streets were not filled with cars. And when a city did not have to be millions sprawled about for the convenience of a car culture if not for human beings. This was not necessarily any better than our time except that it made sense for the creation of communities. And creating community is a necessity in any society that cherishes depth, vibrancy - a sense of life. In the future we will need to look back and recover elements of the past we have lost and integrate them with technological capacity to build new four level communities where people can walk to what they need to get to. Since that is now possible, it is what will be.
The Vampire Takeover that Failed - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com All vampire stuff should fail along with everything that depends on ignorance of how things actually are. We spend millions on vampire stuff and nothing on remaking our communities so they work for children and the elderly. The same goes for Tolkein, Harry Potter, the racist Lion King and the king of all erroneous cultural suppositions Jesus Christ Superstar.
Rebuilding Means Starting Over from Scratch - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com It is not Luddite but the heart of an entrepreneurial inventiveness to affirm the headline of this piece. We need to abolish the corporation because it is an excuse for inhumanity that we do not need. We should make liability universal and behavior accountable. We need a new world understanding. And we are people so we have the power to make it so. That is what global democratic revolution is about.