Monthly Archives: September 2012

Aggression “natural” dominance “human nature” blah blah blah yadder yadder yadder

I am so unbelievably sick of the “just-so” stories that are propagated as means of justifying the crappy things we either do or allow to be done.  From the Catholic Church and its “original sin” to the lunatic right and … Continue reading

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JK Rowling on taxes – magic!!

Never read the Harry Potter books – might read the new one, for adults.

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Cat on lap, wife on train, projects afoot, weekend ahead…

Be grateful, for once in your whiny life, Dwight, be grateful.

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Twenty years of boredom, for trying to change the system from within

Or it the alternative – being a Voice in the Wilderness – so much self-indulgent farce?  Answers on a postcard to the normal address… (As in, can you Join the System to Change It without it just swallowing you whole.  … Continue reading

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Go with the flowchart…

I feel consulted already…

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Interactive feminist bingo! Oh yes!!!

ROFLMAO. Hat-tip to Ms AA

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Applauding life – a repost

If you have a roof over your head, if you know where the next meal is coming from, if you have meaningful work (paid or unpaid), if the Americans aren’t dropping bombs on your head, and there is some kind … Continue reading

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What a species!! Tax breaks for oil and gas exploration

Yes, I know it’s been going on since the year dot. I know that’s how the game is played.  Yet it still shocks me – terminal naivete about our terminal stupidity and cupidity…  

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Sidney J Harris quotes for your edification

I found these on  I forget how/why. Harris was a hack for the Chicago Daily News. An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done … Continue reading

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And we can’t help falling in love with… us. #smugosphere

From “Devoke the Apocalypse” “At Liberty Square we had created a feeling of utopianism. Utopianism as a feeling is hardly about the future; it is something that is felt—often overwhelmingly so—here and now. At Occupy I began to wonder whether … Continue reading

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