July 26, 2014


Mankind’s greatest invention. [video]


July 25, 2014
Washington's Military Aid to Israel

We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid. Recent polls show that, on average, we believe 28% of the federal budget is eaten up by it, and that, in a time of austerity, this gigantic bite of the budget should be cut back to 10%. In actual fact, barely 1% of the federal budget goes to foreign aid of any kind.

In this case, however, truth is at least as strange as fiction. Consider that the top recipient of U.S. foreign aid over the past three decades isn’t some impoverished land filled with starving kids, but a wealthy nation with a per-head gross domestic product on par with the European Union average, and higher than that of Italy, Spain, or South Korea.

Consider also that this top recipient of such aid — nearly all of it military since 2008 — has been busily engaged in what looks like a nineteenth-century-style colonization project. In the late 1940s, our beneficiary expelled some 700,000 indigenous people from the land it was claiming. In 1967, our client seized some contiguous pieces of real estate and ever since has been colonizing these territories with nearly 650,000 of its own people. It has divided the conquered lands with myriad checkpoints and roads accessible only to the colonizers and is building a 440-mile wall around (and cutting into) the conquered territory, creating a geography of control that violates international law.

“Ethnic cleansing” is a harsh term, but apt for a situation in which people are driven out of their homes and lands because they are not of the right tribe. Though many will balk at leveling this charge against Israel — for that country is, of course, the top recipient of American aid and especially military largesse — who would hesitate to use the term if, in a mirror-image world, all of this were being inflicted on Israeli Jews?

and all from a people still reeling from the very systematic persecution they are now inflicting.  

— cbg

(Source: azspot)

July 24, 2014
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new."

— Socrates

July 23, 2014

well hot damn

July 22, 2014



One Of The Most Beautiful, Accurate And True Cartoons Ever! A Masterpiece! 

"This Land is Mine"


July 21, 2014

Quote of the Day: The Cause and Cure of Miserable People


Quote of the Day: The Cause and Cure of Miserable People

July 14, 2014
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt."

Richard Feynman

(via scienceisbeauty)

June 28, 2014
"If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when."

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats (via azspot)

most important, well-put argument regarding inequality of the decade.  real-world methodologies to implementing capital controls like “the transportation system, with its speed limits and stop signs” — minimum wages for the purpose of middle-class support..  ”middle-out” economics.  

he may not be a genius, but the guy seems like a prophet for figuring 2 and 2 on this one.  

— cbg

(via azspot)

June 28, 2014

(Source: 1984welcomesyou, via 5window)

June 26, 2014
"Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty."

—  Mark Twain (via ybb55)

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