Oops, I mean Justin “Bieber”, …guess that’s what you’d call a Freudian slip.
The quote is from Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Minister at the beginning of World War 1. Lord Grey of Fallodon said, "The lights are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time." How very interesting tat you would think of him during the 100th anniversary year of the outbreak of World War 1. Thanks for reminding me of this remarkable man. Paul Hand
This is a remarkable documentary about a remarkable man, Wilbur Ramirez. Somehow this man reminds me of Thom. You have to watch all the way to the end to see why. The end reminds me of what Thom always says at the end of his programs. While I was watching, I thought of how the poorest people do the most important work, yet they are deprived of the right to even charge a fee for their services. It doesn't occur to them to band together to bargain collectively -- and thus their horrible living conditions.
I had an amazing realization today while designing a role playing game mechanic.
While there is a lot of talk about Billionaires buying and bribing elected officials, let’s not forget about the other big bribes in the room.
Racists are being bought out with the promise that conservatives will keep the minorities as underdogs.
The religious right is being bought out with the promise that conservatives will suppress other religious minorities and impose their beliefs on the rest of society.
Might these death bets even result in great profits from the destruction of population areas, or deaths hitting certain demographics? Where might this gambling/profiteering stop?
Conservatism is credited with being a political ideology and perhaps that designation is understandable as its development is, in fact, used to further political ends but, in the philosophical sense of what constitutes an ideology, modern conservativim does not properly fit the category. As there are actually no altrustic ends to be achieved by the fulfillment of its tenets but only selfish and self-serving gains for some at the expense of others it more aptly can be described as a device than an ideology.
when it comes to racists murdering black kids the idea that racism could not be considered a 'motive', rather than fear of black folk in general, is absurd, especially when the 'motive' is to violently oppose the thuggish black people who infringe upon white people's right to the 'ground' (supposeddly common) upon which they alone intend to stand. nuff said.
Amazon now has the means, motive and opportunity to provide huge amounts of customer information to its new business partner -- the CIA.
Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world. And the company has signed a $600 million contract to provide “cloud computing” services to the Central Intelligence Agency.
“We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA,” Amazon says.
What is more, aren’t American corporations sitting on over $2 Trillion in cash?
Won't the benefactors of the TPP be the same 1% that have concentrated wealth so bad in America that it boggles the mind!?!