Uncertainty

Jul. 30th, 2014 05:30 am
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That "uncertainty" is the key. It is how you erode inconvenient freedoms and the institutions designed to protect them from within.
--Charles Pierce

Fundraising while female

Jul. 29th, 2014 07:54 am
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Dorothy Parker said, “If you wonder what the Lord thinks of money, look who He gives it to.” As horrible example, consider what happens when women need money from venture capitalists.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Babu Science

Jul. 27th, 2014 05:30 am
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The success of mathematical physics led the social scientist to be jealous of its power without quite understanding the intellectual attitudes that had contributed to this power. The use of mathematical formulae had accompanied the development of the natural sciences and become the mode in the social sciences. Just as primitive peoples adopt the Western modes of denationalized clothing and of parliamentarianism out of a vague feeling that these magic rites and vestments will at once put them abreast of modern culture and technique, so the economists have developed the habit of dressing up their rather imprecise ideas in the language of the infinitesimal calculus--Norbert Weiner, God & Golem, Inc.
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Charles Pierce returns to the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver:
One must never forget when discussing anything Paul Ryan says about economics that he fundamentally does not believe that the care of the poor and the sick is a legitimate function of government. This belief is theological. It is the basis for his entire political career. And it has not changed. This is a philosophy he developed while going to high school and college on my dime and yours through Social Security survivor benefits, and you're welcome again, dickhead. Anybody who thinks Paul Ryan has "changed" in any substantive way should not be allowed out in public without a minder. In this recent scam, the tells are scattered everywhere, and they are obvious, and you don't even have to know that the more "compassionate" of his proposals don't have fk all chance of getting through the monkeyhouse Congress in which he is a leader. He knows that, too.

Violence

Jul. 25th, 2014 07:41 pm
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A graphic graphic. The young & impressionable should be protected from this stuff.

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Jul. 25th, 2014 03:57 pm
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I could be quite happy never again reading about The Blablabla That Changed Blablabla Forever, but this one fills in the blanks with books and science fiction and quotes me,* and I pretty much agree with it, except I hope they turn out to be wrong in including The Hunger Games and The Wind-Up Girl

*Saying something I went on to argue was wrong, but that happens.

Thanx to Moshe Feder

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