The key takeaway here: “That could lead some people to say, “Let’s lock ’em up and throw away the key.” But you suggest our criminal justice system should focus less on punishment and more on changing attitudes”
I support food regulation and such. I think its obvious why. Companies have been proven too willing to experiment on humans in the free market without some friendly regulatory nudging keeping them in check. But at this point, I think it is safe to say the FDA should be blown up, and new, smarter and leaner regulation should be written.
It doesn’t matter how many people say money in politics is free speech. It isn’t, and it certainly isn’t democratic. And as the link above shows, its terrible for democracy. Thankfully, unlike so many problems highlighted here, there is also a solution at hand! But it isn’t a silver bullet.
An indigenous group in Brazil is winning its campaign to defend its sovereign land against the claims of big oil. This is an existential fight for the Sarayaku, who face all but extinction. As Chomsky will show further down, this isn’t the goal of big Chevron, or Shell of G.G.C, they just want the oil. They need the oil, and the destruction of the people is of no consequence if they can face legal/PR considerations below the market value of the oil.
A primer, for one of the internet’s prime communities. It was more fun back in the day to be honest. If you know all of this, you’re read for all of the internet that isn’t on a number based chan system. Stay away from those places anyway
This is a great paper. Even republicans have gotten on the inequality issue, and they are trying to use it as a cudgel to hit Obama with. Using unique ways of looking at the data, they show that income inequality hasn’t been rising like we’re told, because of Obama’s policies, which they show has had some good effects on the middle class. They also show that the talking points of most political parties are bunk. Good stuff!
Yes, yes it did. It is a very cool story. They use a partial min-come policy, so more fuel for the fire baby!
I need to figure this one out, haha. Actually I have fount that the key is to have a girl friend who demands that you take selfies from the gym every day.
Clayton M. Christensen, in 1995, wrote this paper that still is relevant to the way businesses are innovating today. He is an all around great thinker.
Read Nassim Taleb (author of The Black Swan, and Anti-Fragile)
And this article will appear as a work of wonder. It challenges perceived notions of risk, exposure and tolerance to adversity.
Seriously, tell the world. This guy is a dick. He is lying about his experiences as a reporter in Argentina and in El Salvador to boost his credibility. If Williams is going down for this, which is whatever in my mind, then Bill should too!
THINK AGAIN! There is latent radiation that can last something like 8 hours after initial exposure. They have found an anti-oxidant that blacks nefarious lose electrons, but no medicine is online yet.
I want to write a broader article about sexual morality, and what I think is and isn’t ok. This article does a good job of dealing with everything that is wrong about parent-child sexual relations, and tackles the term “genetic sexual attraction.” Think about it this way, the parent is always going to be the one responsible, because they are always the parent, and some things wont change with age. This will not change, unless the parent looses lucidity, and which point anything sexual would constitute elder abuse.
“All of this is imminent. And at this very moment the logic of our institutions is driving it forward. So Exxon Mobil, which is the biggest energy producer, has announced — and you can’t really criticize them for it; this is the nature of the state capitalist system, its logic — that they are going to direct all of their efforts to lifting fossil fuels, because that’s profitable. In effect, that’s exactly what they should be doing, given the institutional framework. They’re supposed to make profits. And if that wipes out the possibility of a decent life for the grandchildren, it’s not their problem.”
Evaluations of heterodox claims. These professional scientists went and studied the weird crazy stuff that needed to be tested.
gender and humor:
The reward for reading down this far:
Poetry (listen to this, seriously!)