10/26/11

Obama Speeds Up Student Loan Reform (Video)

Reducing Your Student Loan Debt: Barack Obama's plan to help College Student Loan Borrowers - YouTube: "Reducing Your Student Loan Debt: Barack Obama's plan to help College Student Loan Borrowers"

The Prez is rocking now. Shaming the McConnells of the world. Meanwhile Occupy will be turning a corner as police inflict near lethal or lethal damage on war veterans. This is not going away.

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Come on Andrew

Obama Is Bad At Politics? - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast: "Obama never had to fight for and win the votes of people who don’t agree with him. "

You mean like the middle of the country in 2008? He is the best politician we have had in my lifetime and I was born in 1936. All the Andrew Sullivan arguments could be applied to FDR. Pretty good company for Obama to be in. I have downgraded Clinton some (Bill) because he caved where Obama is not caving. Andrew will sing a different song twelve months hence.

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Dems Will Likely Control House Come 2012

A Fierce Battle Ahead for the House - NYTimes.com: "More than 100 Democratic candidates from more than 60 districts in 36 states will gather in Washington on Wednesday for a day of in-house discussions, training and boosterism.

Democratic officials say the gathering is evidence of the enthusiastic response they have gotten as they recruit candidates. They say the sheer number of candidates gives them a better than even chance of winning a net gain of 25 seats to take back control."

How 'bout certainty. If polls showing about 90 percent approval for Dem ideas are accurate, it's bye bye wingnuts, hello sanity. Someone should knock Cantor out for good measure. Supercilious we do not need going forward.

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Occupy Compendium

My Ongoing Occupy Compendium from ShortFormContent - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

A little review never hurt anyone.

This retro NYT piece flags the apex of visionlessness


Russia's aesthetic revolution: How Soviet building still influences today's architects - Architecture, Arts & Entertainment - The Independent: "In the courtyard of London's Royal Academy of Arts stands the 20th century's most avant-garde strand of architectural genetics. The veering red spiral, intersected by a girder jutting through it like a rocket launcher, is a copy of the original model of the Monument to the Third International, designed by Vladimir Tatlin in 1920. Had it been built to its intended scale as the headquarters of the Communist party, it would have dwarfed the Eiffel Tower. In a world awash with "iconic" architecture, nothing comes even close to radiating the raw potency of this truly revolutionary form."

Nobody is designing for a time when roads and oil and cars will all be part of the history we want to forget. And if function really does follow form, this retro NYT piece flags the apex of visionlessness, hardly an influence one would wish to emulate.

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Understanding Occupy Power

Don't Diss The Drum Circles: Why Hippie Culture Is Still Important to Our Protests | Activism & Vision | AlterNet: "It is precisely the mystical utopian energy that most professional progressives so smugly dismiss that has aroused a salient, mass political consciousness on economic issues."

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1 % 40+% of wealth, near 25% of income

It Wasn’t Always This Way: America’s 99 Percent Used To Have A Much Greater Share Of The Nation’s Riches - Digg: "thinkprogress.org — The 99 Percent Movement was born out of the fact that the country has grown incredibly unequal and millions of Americans are struggling to get by. The richest 1 percent of the country now owns more than 40 percent of the wealth and takes home nearly a quarter of national income"

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The Republicans’ war on science and reason - Digg

The Republicans’ war on science and reason - Digg: "washingtonpost.com — Last month, Washington Post columnist Steve Pearlstein wrote that if you wanted to come up with a bumper sticker that defined the Republican Party’s platform it would be this: “Repeal the 20th century. Vote GOP."

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Patriot Shame 10 Years Later

The Patriot Act, 10 Years Later » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union:

"This week marks 10 years since the Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The ACLU is hosting a blog series that will address some of the sweeping changes to surveillance laws over the past decade. To learn more about the Patriot Act, visit www.aclu.org/patriot."

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Paracelsus on Thoughts

Union with Abba - Abba's Way - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Thoughts Create a New Heaven, a New Firmament, a New Source of Energy, from Which New Arts Flow."

- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus (1493 - 1541)

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Mildred Purse's Forgiveness Festival John Boehner


I forgive John Boehner for being so hypocrtical and nasty to our President and beseech the Almighty to grant him absolution in the life to come. 

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Blessed are you who mourn

Abba's Way - Music - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Blessed are you who mourn
Blessed are you who mourn
Blessed are you who mourn
You shall be comforted

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Idolatry is the Root Sin.

Types of Idolatry - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Idolatry is the Root Sin. It is Valuing Other Other G-ds Instead of Abba Alone. Abba is the Nameless One Who Said I Am Who I Am to Moses. Jesus is the Bearer of Abba's Values"

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How Nonviolence Works

Dumb Wars - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Nonviolence helped create the most auspicious change in America since the Civil War. No one is saying we do not need a good war now and then. Like the one against Hitler. That was the last good one we fought. The rest were and remain dumb."

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Most Bedrock Value

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Fallibility is Our Default

Fallibility - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Fallibility is Our Default. Each Try We Make is Never the Final One. There is No End. Fallibility is Our Admission that We Live by Hope, Experiment and Gradual Progress

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Sprawl and Decline Are Synonymous

Sprawl Apocalypse - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Sprawl and Decline Are Synonymous Because Density is Required for a Viable Future Economy and Urban Trumps Sprawl and the Economic Burdens of Home Ownership and Commuting Will Be Unbearable

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The Automobile Has Not Changed in a Century

Cars Toast - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

The Automobile Has Not Changed in a Century. It is a Drain on All Elements of Society and the Economy as Well as a Cause of War

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Characterization

Characterization - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Characterization -- a PentEssay" Suggests that Characterization Falls Within the Pale of What Jesus was Aiming at when He Counseled, Do Not Judge

Lights

Lights - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

Lights -- a QuadPome Evokes Ken Wilber's Classic Description of Us as a Spectrum of Consciousness"

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The Stupidity of Violence April 22, 2018

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