July 22, 2014

quickhits:

eutonymeows:

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

"This Land is Mine"

Brilliant.

July 21, 2014
azspot:


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

azspot:

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

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June 28, 2014

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

—  Mark Twain (via ybb55)

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June 26, 2014

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June 20, 2014
"We didn’t “lose” the war because we didn’t commit enough troops or stay long enough. That kind of reasoning alleviates too much culpability. It’s more accurate to say that, through a series of amoral policy decisions, on both a macro and micro level, we wasted billions of dollars on a boondoggle that destabilized an entire region, promoted a giant sectarian war, and undercut our moral standing on the world stage. Our failure in Iraq was epic. But to dismiss it as a single stupid misstep, or to pretend there’s one thing we could have done better that would have made it all turn out differently, is the worst sort of evasion by oversimplification. The problem with McCain’s narrative of what went wrong in Iraq isn’t only that it’s self-serving. You’d expect that of any politician. The problem is that it ignores the entire history of our involvement in Iraq."

ISIS, Blackwater, and the Billion-dollar Boondoggle (via azspot)

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June 20, 2014
"In order to save the world, we must have a plan. But no plan will work unless we meditate."

the Dalai Lama (via azspot)

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June 19, 2014
"It is often said that if politicians had to fight in wars, there would be no more war. By the same measure, if the CEO of a company polluting a water source was forced to drink that water daily, he or she would presumably be much less likely to dismiss concerns about water pollution. A key issue is accountability. Under our present system, our “leaders” have none. Indeed, we have managed to create a system whereby we begrudgingly elect the most depraved, venal individuals in society to rule over us."

Anarchy and Near Term Extinction (via azspot)

that’s cause all the other options are SOCIALISTS!!!!  : rather set the world on fire then have a ding-dang socialist runnin amok purtien the place up :/

—cbg

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