11/21/11

UC Davis Needs A Name


Head bent
Nazified
Horrible
Bullying
Torturing
Instructive
Revealing
Corporate
Anti-students
Unwell
Criminal

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Tahrir Two - Serial Revolution



This is the century of serial revolution
It will not happen this year or next
It will happen every year like ripples moving on water
Propelled by a wind not of change but of resolution
The resolution to have life for all on equal terms
Women men children all
Young old with none so rich that there are poor
No dictators no armies no rule
The second revolution globally will be end
Of military rule 
Whether it is overt as in Egypt 
Or covert as in the US
In Egypt bullets
Here pepper spray

We are all in this
We are winning
We will win

The reign of the dictators is over
So to the reign of the corporations
So too the reign of the military
This is the century of serial revolution
Of eyes opening daily 
If redemption within the immanent frame

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Part of a Scene from Markman: A Film About Jesus

Markman: A Film About Jesus:

TIGER: Ask Reverend Calmus Jones. Markman used to work for the Reverend.

    MAYOR: Oh? Worked for him, really? Huh.

    TIGER: Troublemaker, so I've heard. But nothing that can't be handled.

    MAYOR: I don't think you understand. I met with Rizzoli and the others just now. They weren't too happy about the WATTERS publicity.

    TIGER: Ah. The wise guys are upset. They ain't seen nothing yet.

    MAYOR: They said don't make waves.

    TIGER: We're gonna make waves like this town has never seen, And when it's all over all the assholes and bleeding heart agitators are gonna be twisting in the wind. And all the coupon clipping fags with their fat bottom lines will be twisting in the wind, gonzo. What do you think I'm about, fucking penny ante?"

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The wall of the future in car-free communities



Specifications
It will be mass-produced as cars were
It will be thin requiring no insulation 
It will have fold-out elements 
What we once called furniture
It will be cyberfied with capacities for
light and sound and communications
It will combine strength with lightness
It will combine stability with malleability
It will slot into a matrix which will take the place 
of what we once called plumbing
The matrix will supply energy, sanitation and recycling 
To an entire community of
Up to 10,000

Walls will be an element of spaces
All manner of democratically determined spaces can be
Created in a car free community 
Where people are able to walk safely
From one end to the other 
In all directions
Where children can play
Where people can meet and talk in little squares
Where shops are cyber-kiosks curated by experts

Something there is that will come
To love a wall

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The Occupy agenda is right here

ShortFormContent at Blogger: At times, horizontalism can feel like utopian theatre.

You see I have merely suggested the parameters. All depends on people deciding what they want. But it does involve the most tactile reality. What we called houses. What we called transportation. What we called plumbing. What we called education. Occupy knows with me that we need to build an entirely new world. That we will build such. All I am doing is stating the obvious. That it be car free where we are living. That it be open to anyone and affordable to all. That it be chosen. That it be universal. Of course the fact that this solves global warming is incidental. I have reached my shortform limit.


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At times, horizontalism can feel like utopian theatre.

Kalle Lasn and Micah White, the Creators of Occupy Wall Street : The New Yorker: "At times, horizontalism can feel like utopian theatre. Its greatest invention is the “people’s mike,” which starts when someone shouts, “Mike check!” Then the crowd shouts, “Mike check!,” and then phrases (phrases!) are transmitted (are transmitted!) through mass chanting (through mass chanting!). In the same way that poker ritualizes capitalism and North Korea’s mass games ritualize totalitarianism, the people’s mike ritualizes horizontalism. The problem, though, comes when multiple people try to summon the mike simultaneously. Then it can feel a lot like anarchy."

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More from the New Yorker Occupy Article

Kalle Lasn and Micah White, the Creators of Occupy Wall Street : The New Yorker: "“Micah, this is a wonderful draft,” Holmes replied on September 22nd, when White e-mailed her Adbusters’ proposed letter. “However, the General Assembly is going through this very process of drafting a statement. It should be ready this afternoon.” A week later, the General Assembly adopted a “Declaration of the Occupation,” which is more a world view than a list of demands. “We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. . . . No true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.” The rest of the six-hundred-word declaration is taken up mainly by “grievances,” which place the blame for everything from poison in the food supply to cruelty to animals on these corporate forces, also known as “they.” What should be done to remedy these grievances? “Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face; and generate solutions accessible to everyone.”"

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Best Occupy Piece of The Week Thus Far

Kalle Lasn and Micah White, the Creators of Occupy Wall Street : The New Yorker: "Lasn and White quickly hammered out a post-Zuccotti plan. White would draft a new memorandum, suggesting that Phase I—signs, meetings, camps, marches—was now over. Phase II would involve a swarming strategy of “surprise attacks against business as usual,” with the potential to be “more intense and visceral, depending on how the Bloombergs of the world react.” White could hear the excitement in Lasn’s voice. Even as Lasn vented about the morning’s counterrevolution, he was doing what he could not to splash."

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Resolving abortion once and for all

Helping Trafficking Victims Isn’t Biased » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union: "The “conscience protections” he mentions are really a license for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, powerful lobbyists whose political agenda differs from lay Catholics sitting in the pews, who contracted with the government to provide services to victims of trafficking, to refuse to provide access to one set of critical services—the full range of reproductive health care, which includes contraception and abortion."

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Those who understand that contraception amounts to abortion are correct, but all this recognition should do is to legitimize abortion for any and all reasons. Human beings are meant to exercise responsibility when it comes to children including the newborn. That they do not is the product of religion as much as anything else. Religion should espouse the values of tolerance, democracy, helpfulness and non-idolatry. Instead some religions practice outright idolatry and regard human beings as marks in the same way that corporations tend to do. That's sad. That said some of the most wonderful people have been the result of "mistakes". Sometimes Abba gets involved.
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Liberals sometimes avoid hard Bible truths

Windows on The Bible: Fifty Nine Unite!:

"Liberal Christians who read the Bible selectively and apply basically secular understandings to interpreting it, are rightly criticized for avoiding the harder understandings of the faith."

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The Grass Roots Church

The Grass Roots Church: "The denominations of the Church, while diminishing in strength and influence, are still formidable. They command great financial resources, including almost unbelievable investments in corporations and real estate. It is highly unrealistic to assume that the power inherent in the current denominational enterprise will not be used in some way, and it is highly irresponsible to forfeit at least the possibility of some influence on how this power is used. "

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The Tao is in all things and in nothing

The Tao is in all things and in nothing
The power of the Tao is effortless
The purpose of the Tao beyond all ken
Beyond all dreams of doom or holiness 

One Minute Christian is the successor to The Grass Roots Church

One Minute Christian: "The One Minute Christian is a short book which explains exactly what is involved in moving from a dying local church structure to a vibrant and intentional local community that embodies both the simplicity and the transforming power of the way of living that Jesus preached and embodied."

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The dead were soon eaten. Their bones dried by the sun.

Herodotus meets Ellroy:

"Both sides continue to test the waters. Battles are costly. Every time a blade does its appointed work, a sorry subject falls. Such sorry subjects pile up on both sides. Pteria is filled with nameless corpses, Cyrus and Croesus called it even and retired with boasts of victory. The dead were soon eaten. Their bones dried by the sun."

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The teacher had a firm grip on a substantial tuft of Adam’s longish hair.

Manhattan Bully Wars:

"Adam's head exploded. He felt the searing, crystalline pain of a vintage Maldbar tweak.

"Owwww!" he yelled.

"That'll teach you," Maldbar said.

The teacher had a firm grip on a substantial tuft of Adam’s longish hair."

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Your spirit and your body, they are one

Abba's Way:

Your spirit and your body, they are one;
Despisers of the body will not hear.
Still Abba speaks. Good news. A new day comes.
One day our wholeness will be crystal clear.

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Holding with Nietzsche on this.
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Alex Rodriguez had a point but baseball writers are not the swiftest of sorts

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi misses out on AL Manager of Year Award honors | yankees.com: News: ""For me, he's obviously the Manager of the Year," third baseman Alex Rodriguez said in September."

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Fifth place is pretty shabby for the guy who  propelled a weird aggregation to first place in the most difficult division in baseball.

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Perry Never Lacks for Another Way to Lose

Perry Stands By Ad, Calls Obama A 'Socialist' - Politics News Story - KESQ Palm Springs: "(CNN) -- In defending his latest television ad, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday continued his attack strategy against President Barack Obama and emphatically called him a "socialist."
"Absolutely," Perry said in an interview on Fox News. "I think Barack Obama is a socialist."
Conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly was the latest to question the presidential candidate over the validity of his new TV ad, which claims Obama believes Americans are lazy."

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Anyone wanna bet on the next Internet bubble?

Is Unprofitable Yelp Ready for their $100 Million IPO? - Digg: "hothardware.com — Are they ready? They aren't turning a profit, yet, with losses of $7.4 million in the first 3 quarters of 2011. Traffic is up 63% over last year with 61 million monthly visitors, but they are still behind other less-known social sites like myYearbook and Tagged.com in terms of pure visits. Some critics are pointing to their reliance on Google traffic as a flaw in their business model. 1 day 3 hr ago"

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Too Bad Dickens and Gingrich Never Knew One Another

Gingrich: Child Labor Laws Are 'Truly Stupid' - Topix: "Newt Gingrich proposed a plan Friday that would allow poor children to clean their schools for money, saying such a setup would both allow students to earn income and endow them with a strong work ethic."

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Will a Conservative victory send Spain toward the cliff?

Spain election: Conservatives set to win landslide victory, exit polls show. - Digg: "telegraph.co.uk — Spain’s conservative party were set to win an overwhelming victory as the nation went to the polls to choose a government to steer the country through a looming debt crisis. Initial exit polls suggested the Popular Party had secured between 181 and 185 seats, compared to 154 in the last legislature and that the socialists could only hope to win between 115 and 119 seats. The final results were not expected until late into Sunday night. Mariano Rajoy, leader of the centre-right Popular Party (PP) was on course to win an absolute majority, as voters punished the ruling Socialists for their perceived mishandling of the economy. But the 56-year old will have little time to savour his victory as fears grow that the debt laden nation may yet need to seek a bail-out after borrowing costs last week edged towards an unsustainable level. "

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You do not disappear someone no matter what the NYT or HRW says


I'm drawing a line
It is evidently OK to now say
James disappeared Mary
or
Tunisia disappeared five terrorists
You can cause someone to disappear
But you cannot disappear someone
Zapped would be a more appropriate term
Or killed
Or concealed
I do not expect to prevail
Merely to point out that language suffers slings and arrows
From those who should know better

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Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm.

Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm. To be delivered from evil  is to be  free from receiving or inflicting abuse.  Bully...