Well, the police moved in and cleared off the Occupy protesters, as everyone knew they would, eventually. I do hope the movement keeps up its steam, though – there are a lot of real issues to be confronted here, and the idea of letting the banks go back to their fuckup ways without protest is […]
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http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1 *Grabs protest sign, heads for Wall Street*
http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/elevator.jpg Seriously? Don’t be a prick. Think hard about that whole do unto others thing, and remember how karma works when some other prick bypasses your floor one morning when you’re in a rush.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-religion-survey,0,7375137.story I want to take this survey, mainly out of curiosity as to how a lifelong atheist, with absolutely no exposure to the Bible beyond the scenes depicted in the museums I so love, would fare. Given the first few questions mentioned in this article, I’m well on the way to 100%. So why would […]
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2010/10/sarah-palin-201010?currentPage=all I thought Sarah Palin was creepy before reading this Vanity Fair piece, but she now seems ripe for a sectioning. Maybe she and Glenn Beck can get a two-for-one-deal.
“Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?”: Americas misguided culture of overwork – Nonfiction – Salon.com
http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2010/08/25/german_usa_working_life_ext2010/index.html Interesting article that basically sums up “work smarter, not harder” in an international economic sense. It also made me realise that Americans – who can’t stand the thought of paying taxes – happily shell out from their own pockets for expensive health insurance, expensive university tuition and (presumably expensive) child care. So much of […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Harvest I stumbled across this documentary tonight, and wound up watching the entire thing from the very edge of my seat. It’s “face” is a very personal Australian ex-soldier who works in Laos, training crews on dismantling the unexploded ordinance that has littered the country since the Vietnam War. (I found it both puzzling and […]
http://www.pamil-visions.net/stumbleupon-alienating-users-2/27378/comment-page-1 An interesting development: An argument against the SU upgrades quotes me at length, but is written for, and commented upon by, SEO types. When the author complains of quality Stumblers leaving the system, is she referring to the ones I miss, or the SEO quasi-spammers who were the topic of a previous complaint I […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyaluronan One of the big beauty brands is pitching an expensive skin creme with hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient. I’d never heard of it, and a quick WikiLook reveals this: …hyaluronan contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and may also be involved in the progression of some malignant tumors. Beauty is only skin […]
http://torontoist.com/2009/10/evolutionary_psychology.php Richard Dawkins is the Michael Moore of the evolution argument: He’s entirely in the right, but such a smug asshole with such a childish attitude that he makes me cringe. Taking an approach that is as alienating and dogmatic as any religious doctrine is not going to win him new followers; it’s just going […]