10/25/11

Good stuff from I Blame

The Beauty Ultimatum « I Blame The Patriarchy: " Certainly by the time women age out of the system, although one hopes well before then, it will have dawned on them that femininity isn’t just a matter of personal choice, but is in fact a major element on the continuum of global misogyny that begins with “choosing” to wear lipstick for fun and ends with violence and murder."

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Current metrosprawl densities are impossible economically

Evolving a Neighborhood Society - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Scale is the key. Current metrosprawl densities are impossible economically. We need to evolve into a world of intelligible neighborhoods. "

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We are already living in ecumenopolis

C. A. Doxiodis' Ecumenopolis and Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "We need these terms to move beyond metrosprawl and the strip city to ecumenopolis built on pattern language principles.Ecumenopolis is the late C. A. Doxiadis' term for the world as city. We are already living in ecumenopolis but we have not yet caught up with it. Many of our problems stem from ignorance of what ecumenopolis means. Or what ecumenopolis is. "

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Obama Diary - A Victory Strategy Feb 7th, 2008

Obama Diary - A Victory Strategy Feb 7th, 2008 at 5:12 pm EST | Obama's Way: "Only if he vanquishes Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming battle for delegates. Fully half of the delegates remain to be determined and Barack and Hillary are in an essential tie now, because the superdelegates are free to vote any way they choose and they will go for the clear winner of the remaining primaries."

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There is No More Creative Time

Early Rising Enables Laser like Concentration - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

There is No More Creative Time Than the Silent Hours of Early Morning

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Through contests we will let new freedom ring

Contests: Notes Toward a New Politics - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

The glorious thing that this poem says to us
Is that the answer is a simple thing
That simple thing is contests contests yes
Through contests we will let new freedom ring

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He lives within each human heart

Hallowed and Holy is Your Name - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Hallowed and holy is your name
Abba is hallowed set apart
Abba is holy heaven's flame
He lives within each human heart

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Daily Meditation to Many Melodies

Abba's Way Version of the Lord's Prayer Song - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

This Lyric was
First Published in the
Guided Text of "Abba's Way" and
Now Serves as the Basis for
Daily Meditation to Many Melodies
Including Those Made Up by the Person



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Whoops - Jesus was universal

So What is Gospel AKA Good News? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Whoops -- Jesus was universal
Why

See above

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Separate People and Cars

Let Cars Give Way to Walking Feet - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Recovering Our Lost Community Requires Separation Between People and Cars

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When we are gone so too is all we've got

In the End Our Stuff Just as Dust as Us - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Why I Imagine Shakespeare laughs a lot
At scholars' books that say what he was not
But getting back to thee and thee and me
When we are gone so too is all we've got

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True Then True Now

Haiti as Always is Short-Changed - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "The World Could Have Done in Haiti What it Needs to Do Universally -- Build a World Beyond the Internal Combustion Engine"

Haiti exemplifies the sad state of humanitarian efforts. Such efforts merely delay the creation of better government universally.

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Norton Intrusiveness is Tacky

So Norton sneaks onto my PC as part of an upgrade of RealPlayer. Then it uses various means to prevent me from zapping it. I finally go in and accomplish it. Assume there are many RealPlayer owners who are in the same boat. In order to defeat Norton, you will have to click uninstall on its intrusive message in Change Remove programs. I do not want Norton messing with my existing protections. Enough said. RealPlayer should not be inflicting this on its users.

GOP Out-Tweets Dems

The G.O.P.’s Very Rapid Response Team - NYTimes.com: "Republican House members have more than twice as many followers as their Democratic counterparts — about 1.3 million versus roughly 600,000 — and are far more active on Twitter with more than 157,000 individual Twitter messages, versus roughly 62,000 for Democrats."



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Perry Falls Flat

Obama Attacks Perry on Flat Tax - NYTimes.com: "Under a flat tax, Mr. Kvaal says, the progressive nature of the current tax code would be lost, with everyone paying the same rate. That would lead to drastically lower tax rates for the wealthy, he says, and higher taxes for the middle class, which might lose deductions for their homes or child care."

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Media waking up?

Newsvine - Thanks To The 99 Percent Movement, Media Finally Covering Jobs Crisis And Marginalizing Deficit Hysteria: " A ThinkProgress review of the media coverage of the last week of July found that the word “debt” was mentioned more than 7,000 times on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, and “unemployed” was only mentioned 75 times:"

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Shut Down Fox News?

Anonymous Vows to Shut Down Fox News - Digg: "politicususa.com — The collective activist group Anonymous has made a clear and concise statement after citing Fox News’ propaganda efforts against the Occupy Wall Street movement, to shut the station down. Anonymous, in a YouTube video specifically points out the talking points Fox repeatedly uses to denounce the movement in sweeping stereotypical generalizations such as, “filthy, disgusting and dirty” to describe the protesters."

FOX is doing a pretty good job of making a fool of itself without being shut down. Meanwhile Occupy is as popular as the Obama jobs plan which is hitting in the 80 percentile for approval. The tide may be turning. It will be interesting to watch the retreat as once-secure Congress folk are threatened.

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I have two competing visions of the future

The Secret of Not Spilling is Not Drilling - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

I have two competing visions of the future. One, the world we have now running down. The other the world we could have, being born. The happy thing is that these two worlds do not actually compete. Just as a scab simply diminishes as it heals, so too I believe this world of ours will gradually disappear as a new one takes its place. (Continue at the link above.)

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We've all had fixed ideas once or twice

There Are No Fixed Ideas, Just Balky Minds - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

There are no fixed ideas just balky minds
Use your head was always good advice
I know whereof I speak the will is weak
We've all had fixed ideas once or twice

More above.

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A meditation on holiness

Holiness Lies in the Simplest Things - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Religion Makes a Sham of Holiness when Creeds Cancel Out Simple Deeds

Read this at the link above.

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Jesus did not seek religion in his name.

Jesus's Miracles Were of Healing and Feeding -- Things We Can Do If We so Choose - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Jesus did not seek religion in his name. That was the doing of the man St. Paul.

More at the link above.

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Google Docs now accepts MP3s

I was Able to Upload MP3s to Google Docs - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

I wondered if I might upload these to the Cloud. And, happily, it turns out that Google Docs now accepts MP3s as well as -- it says -- any other type of file.

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Did Jesus Know the Whole Truth as a Child

Did Jesus Know the Whole Truth as a Child - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

There is Some Sense that
Jesus was Independent and
Deep in Thought as a
Preadolescent

More at the link above.

A cone's a cone a cone as someone said

How Gullible the Lady Gaga Public -- a Cone Bra and the Web Will Do the Trick - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Some people think it's sexy I object though
A cone's a cone a cone as someone said
It makes the mammaries much less appealing
Would you prefer a cone girl in your bed

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Everybody skirting 'round the after oil issue

President Obama's Missing Link -- It's a Vision Problem - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Everybody skirting 'round the issue
Of what the world will look like after oil
David Brooks has theories that are simple
We all might do better with tin foil

Considerably more at the link above.


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Small Acts that Make for Progress

Is Progress More Than a False Dream? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

The Church Should Take Credit
Not for Crying the End but for
Inspiring the Small Acts
that Make for Progress

Jesus' way was to resist

Jesus No Pacifist - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Jesus was no pacifist
Jesus' way was to resist
All that of division speaks
All that human evil wreaks

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Walking com Unity

E -- Not Haiku - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Walking com
Unity
Maybe
Please

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Zon Ing is Anathem A

Zon -- Not Haiku - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Seg Mented Disciplines

Seg -- Not Haiku - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

This new communit Y

Sign -- Not Haiku - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Stretch Your Mind Forward

Va -- Not Haiku - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Stretch Your Mind Forward

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"I've come for the Panflick archives," I said.

Good Exegesis - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "It was almost noon when I entered the library. I immediately experienced a happy drop in the temperature. Two ladies sat primly behind a polished wood desk.

"I've come for the Panflick archives," I said.

"Archives? If you mean what's down there -" the elder of the two said, pointing to a door that led to the basement, "you're welcome to them. You're the literary fellow from the city, right?""

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President is so much smarter than the GOP

It as if the GOP had contracted to make a fool of itself

Cap tip to James for the following

Now that each and every Senate Republican has vowed to block measures that would create jobs, President Obama is not going to wait for them to rebuild the economy and bring financial security back to the middle class.

Today, he announced new rules on federal mortgages to prevent more families from losing their homes to foreclosure. And that's just the beginning -- the President said he would continue to make the changes he can by executive action, while continuing to urge Congress to act on legislation to strengthen the economy and create jobs. 

If Congress doesn't act, he will -- because millions of Americans can't just wait for Congress to do their jobs. That's why thousands of you have been calling and tweeting your representatives over the past month, joining the President in sending a message to lawmakers in Washington that they need to act now.

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Understanding Derrida, Deconstruction & Of Grammatology

The Slow as Molasses Press