"Obama's real reform is in its infancy
Obama is a pragmaticist
Most people think he is a pragmatist
They need to understand that Charles Sanders Peirce
Who originated pragmatism
Soon rejected it
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This is where I parted company with Stokely. Not because I disagreed about power, but because power lies in forging unity beyond divisions and community beyond distrust. I essentially gave up a career to work toward "power" in the late 1960s when integration was superseded by Black Power. I watched with sad comprehension as Black Power was used by the white establishment to create the environment of continued racism that ensued. I still feel I am right and that Stokely was wrong. When we have real power it will be because we attained real integration, not because we rejected it. What we have now is some power bought at the sacrifice of the bulk of the Black community along with the whites and Hispanics who are subsisting at 5 percent of the average income and worth of the diminishing white middle-mandarin class.
Flame retardants linked to lower-birth-weight babies: "ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2011) — Exposure during pregnancy to flame retardant chemicals commonly found in the home is linked to lower birthweight babies, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health."
All we need to do is create spaces that are not merely resistant to flame but cannot burn under any circumstance. If we got to the moon we can alter our prehistoric building methods to be coexistent with the present and future.
He also criticized President Barack Obama for failing to pursue charges against Cheney and other Bush-era officials, suggesting that Cheney has repeatedly and openly admitted to “war crimes,” indicating that he fears a potential prosecution."
All this and Cantor too?
But to be fair Obama's logic on this piece is flawed. His ratings would go up, not down, if he prosecuted Cheney.
How the American Dream Subverts Us | Psychology Today: "A recent analysis of the World Database of Happiness, covering the years 1946 to 2006, found rising happiness levels in 19 of 26 countries around the world; the United States was not one of them. As Andrew Oswald, who studies the intersection of economics and happiness at the University of Warwick, in Britain, states, "The U.S.A. has, in aggregate, apparently become more miserable over the last quarter of a century.""
And all current talk of an American dream is referring to a nightmare. We need to get the dream back for sure. But it is not Sprawl America for sure.
The Complete History of Adam Panflick: "On a hot August day, I drove from Manhattan up the Taconic, over to Route 7 and north to to the town where Adam lived after he burnt himself at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968 until the day he concluded it was hopeless to continue trying to repair a marriage he had been instrumental in helping to demolish."
Daryl Hannah Arrested During DC Oil Protest: ""Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom. And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future," Hannah told the celebrity news Web site."
Good for her. The President should heed her. There is every reason to fall on the sword of truth if need be to sustain the truth about fossil fuels and their hellish influence on all of life.
Perry Revives Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Rhetoric : NPR: "Social Security does share one important feature of a Ponzi scheme. The money that today's workers pay into the system goes right back out the door to pay current beneficiaries. That hasn't been a problem for the system so far, but the future presents a challenge. Retirees tend to live a lot longer now than they did in the 1930s. And as Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) told CBS, there are now fewer workers paying into the system for every retiree taking out."
Irene the stimulus package?- MSN Money: "He's talking about the sudden influx of work for the construction industry. There is much to clean and rebuild, and a good portion of that work will be funded by the federal government."
Of course rebuilding will only make it more expensive to relocate away from the water when reason prevails.
Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten - NYTimes.com: "Hurricane Irene will most likely prove to be one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history, and analysts said that much of the damage might not be covered by insurance because it was caused not by winds but by flooding, which is excluded from many standard policies."
Fine, but the real reason for the huge flooding cost is the unreasonable human addiction to to building near water. We should in recreating society build communities of sufficient size that they qualify as cyber-cities or units of cyber-metro areas. These would best be placed along existing interstates at altitudes that render the possibility of flood damage nearly impossible. Make no mistake. Sprawl must go and will no doubt be bulldozed or otherwise eliminated. We are going to have new cities. A new society. New opportunity for real community. It is the key to recovery and future prosperity. We need to discover and celebrate the human in one another.
Commens Peirce Dictionary: Phaneroscopy: "Phaneroscopy is the description of the phaneron; and by the phaneron I mean the collective total of all that is in any way or in any sense present to the mind, quite regardless of whether it corresponds to any real thing or not. "
"S. 627 - Budget Control Act of 2011
Budget Control Act of 2011 - Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. (by CRS)
The bill was voted on in both the House and Senate.
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What Happened When I Went Off The Pill: "But what happens when you go OFF hormonal birth control pills (BCPs)? This is something rarely discussed –- or at least, discussed much less than what to expect when you go ON BCPs. So, let me share my story with you."
Until universal male birth control is the default I am for male vasectomies to stop the bleeding, literally.
intimologies: Dogen and Peirce, phaneroscopy and zazen: "Could it be that the real body of Buddha is what Dogen called One Bright Pearl? and what Peirce called the phaneron? He used this word ‘to denote the total content of any one consciousness (for any one is substantially any other), the sum of all we have in mind in any way whatever, regardless of its cognitive value’ (EP2:362). "
Teen addict chic « I Blame The Patriarchy: "One blamer recently brought up the idea that fashion models are getting younger and more pornulated with each passing moment, with which idea nobody within barfing distance of a keyboard could argue. Following the tangent, someone else noted the increasing ubiquity of a creepy subgroup who sport the “young abused drugged look.”"
Getting it Wrong in Syria | Human Rights Watch: "If Syria refuses to heed the international community, India, together with Brazil and South Africa, should escalate pressure on the recalcitrant government. Concerns about Libya should not come in the way of protecting the rights of the Syrian people. President Bashar al-Assad needs to hear loud and clear that even his friends will not tolerate any contempt for a united call for Syria to change its course."