“Pa Kent: Remember! Remember this one thing!
Young Clark: I will, Dad!
Pa Kent: KEEP… MURDERING… CHILDRENNNnnnnnnnnnnnnn! (Pa Kent is carried away — flashback ends)”
A cool promotional item for a new book. Apparently I specialize in Defense Poetry – shying away from risk, but striking at logically optimal moments.
I really love this blog. It’s helping me to stop thinking of people on the “other” side as idiots and fascists and more like people similar to me who have started with different assumptions and come to reasonable conclusions based on what they have to work with. Hoping they can see me that way too.
These are shining examples of what I used to see (and do) all the time.
“Intern” shouldn’t be used as an excuse to make a non-paying position. It’s a good first step.
Lawsuit alleging “Happy Birthday” should be in the public domain. And Warner should pay it back with *interest*
Hooray for more transparency! Let us know what They know.
Fight Clubs are a major factor in Turkey’s uprising? This is kinda awesome.
Remember when Fred Clarke did his EPIC page-by-page analysis/take-down of Left Behind? Adam Lee is doing a similar thing for Atlas Shrugged. Less exhaustive, and a bit less awesome IMHO, but still good times. It’s been so long since I read the book that this is really a great refresher. Totally fun if you haven’t read it, and since the series is just started, it’s still easy to catch up to the current post!
Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rape Case Could Spend More Time Behind Bars Than The Rapists If you’re against rape and have a few bucks to spare, consider donating to his defense fund.
On Consequences. Gotta ask those questions *before* :)
Portland is controlled by Birchers! /dramaticmusic
The Laffer Curve is everywhere misundestood (even I think by Art Laffer himself) “Thus the real Laffer Curve effect to watch for is not the change in revenue, but the change in productive output.”
An interesting economic model – Mondragon – where the workers are owners, and hire/fire the CEOs. People who are laid off from industries that don’t need them any more are transferred to other industries within the Co-op that do need people. Fully 45% of all corporate profits are returned to the members. It’s been working and growing for over 50 years.
“I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don’t “get raped” and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of “don’t rape.”
Not once did his parents talk to him about invading another person’s space and claiming for his own purposes something that was not his to claim. Respect for her and her work and words was not something he was learning.”
A great episode of Planet Money that highlights what I consider three system failures. I found this episode insanely amusing. I think my troll-side is starting to take more enjoyment in basic failures in human systems. I’m starting to worry this is a bad thing.