"A look at the recent history of a movement similar to Occupy -- the Spanish indignados or 15M movement -- can shed some light on the opportunities and urgency of the new phase of the Occupy movements in the USA.
There are three key elements that have made the global movements of 2011 so powerful and different:
The extraordinary capacity to include all types of people;
The impulse to move beyond traditional forms of the protest and contention, so as to create solutions for the problems identified;
The horizontal and directly participatory form they take."
Some residents have expressed a desire to move out of the area in the wake of the industrial incident, which occurred just three months after a massive refinery explosion in Huizhou in July. Local media reported that many residents left Huizhou over the weekend because of the spread of unbearable odors."
Some days reason is too onerous to takeYou want to kick the tracesWallow in temptationShake your maneNot reflecting that the truly reasonable soulsSay Socrates or JesusWere indeed the very souls of reasonAnd killed for itLeft for dead The very fabric of this world seems built onThe struggle between reason and perfidyPerfidy turned into form and substanceEnshrining the pathologicalIn Gehry's New YorkRejecting AlexanderGoing the crazy way We ought to stand for reasonSplitting differencesChoosing with Falstaff to lie dead upon the fieldRather than posture for the crowd and die But something in us sees reason As Dostoevsky's key The hell free world of JesusLacks the heady kick Of Satan's jeweled crown Global Online Privacy
The seer’s way defied the holy laws The seer’s healing touch drew multitudes Soon the seer was deemed to be god Though he protested word spread far and wide The seer’s followers were called the twelve And they were likewise set to healing tasks The seer did not come to act alone The seer came to spread the way to all
Pretension and elitism and deals know no bounds. This sets the worst possible notion of the aesthetic that might save this globe, rather than consign it to a hierarchical status quo in which the notion of a rental on the tens of thousands is normal. I see this as a vertical slum in the making.
There are no values that approach Abba;
Before Abba all values are as dross.
And none more dross than those that buttress war:
Strength. Courage. Loyalty. Obedience.
To whom? To Abba? Abba wills no war.
CP 3.428 (The Regenerated Logic, 1896): "When the mathematician deals with facts, they become for him mere “hypotheses”; for with their truth he refuses to concern himself. The whole science of mathematics is a science of hypotheses; so that nothing could be more completely abstracted from concrete reality. Philosophy is not quite so abstract. For though it makes no *special* observations, as every other positive science does, yet it does deal with reality. It confines itself, however, to the universal phenomena of experience; and these are, generally speaking, sufficiently revealed in the ordinary observations of every-day life. I would even grant that philosophy, in the strictest sense, confines itself to such observations as *must* be open to every intelligence which can learn from experience. Here and there, however, metaphysics avails itself of one of the grander generalisations of physics, or more often of psychics, not as a governing principle, but as a mere datum for a st…
Facebook engagement case study: Coca Cola v Pepsi | Social media agency | FreshNetworks London: "Pepsi has an average engagement rate of 0.06% versus Coca-Cola’s 0.04%. What’s more, Pepsi has a total of 180,050 interactions (posts and comments) to Coca-Cola’s 117,964, again proving their higher engagement levels. Part of the reason behind this is that Pepsi used a lot of pictures and images to engage with its audience during October, rather than just links and text, thereby helping to generate a lot of interactions with the page."