Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bruce Sterling NEXT13 - Fantasy prototypes and real disruption

“In the startup world, you work hard and you move fast to make other people rich. Other people. You’re a small elite of very smart young people who are working hard for an even smaller elite of mostly baby boomer financiers. So they can buy national governments, shut the governments down, destroy the middle class and the nation state… That will be the judgement of history for your startup culture… It was a tacit allegiance between the hacker space favelas of the startups and offshored capital and tax avoidance money laundries. We’re all auto colonialised by the austerity”

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bill Moyers Essay: Shutdown Showdown

At least let’s name this for what it is, sabotage of the democratic process. Secession by another means.

"Dance of the Honey Bee"

Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Also this week the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bees and Bill Moyers shares his frustrations on the government shutdown.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mehdi Hasan | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

The question here is not whether or not Islam is a peaceful religion but a push-back on those who claim that it's a violent one. All religion can foster violence - but a majority of the followers typically do not commit violence. He puts forward a few facts regarding history and the misinformation arguing against Islam that I feel are worth listening to ...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Daily Show 07/25/13 Inflating Aluminium

A Conversation with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow - SXSW Interactive 2013


A Conversation with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow - SXSW Interactive 2013 from SXSW on Vimeo.
The critically acclaimed host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and one of America’s leading progressive voices makes her SXSW debut. The cable news star brings her signature wit and intelligence to this wide-ranging discussion on politics, pop culture, and news of the day. She’ll also address her New York Times bestselling book Drift and the role of the military in modern American society.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Why are Trayvon & Zimmerman Held to Different Standards of Justice?

Here is the actual jury instruction read to Florida juries prior to the legislature's enactment of Stand Your Ground.

"The defendant cannot justify the use of force likely to cause death or great bodily harm unless he used every reasonable means within his power and consistent with his own safety to avoid the danger before resorting to that force.
The fact that the defendant was wrongfully attacked cannot justify his use of force likely to cause death or great bodily harm if by retreating he could have avoided the need to use that force."

Michael Hastings Cremated, Family Never Requested It

The Subtlety of Racism

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Paula Deen's Blatant Racism - 60 Year-Olds Can Use Slurs??

They do realize that they are reading court testimony and not an interview about something that occurred yesterday - right?