Monday, December 15, 2014

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«Условия для начала бесконечности существуют практически везде, где на Земле живут люди», Д. Дойч (Начало бесконечности)

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"The conditions for the beginning of infinity exist almost everywhere in the world people live ," D. Deutsch ( Start infinity)


http://justjasmineblog.com/2014/12/09/the-gas-lighting-of-black-america/
The sanity of the victim is at stake because the perpetrator uses misinformation and various nuances to create doubt in the perceptions of the victim. “I don’t think you are remembering correctly,” you might hear a victimizer say to their victim. Distorting the perception of the victim ultimately leads to the victim taking on responsibility for whatever offense that was committed against them by someone else.
Like the battered wife who is told if she would act the way her partner wants her to, she would get hit less we are made to endure debates about how we can be less worthy of being hit.

"Most Influential Books of the Past Decade" 2014: A PATH APPEARS (2014). http://t.co/4lsWjconft We agree; congrats @NickKristof @InsideNGO

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It's kind of amazing, just the public *believing* something different is enough to create significant change.

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Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve http://t.co/zShjbr8M50

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Protesters holding up signs of Eric Gardner's eyes is haunting. #MillionsMarchNYC #BlackLivesMatter http://t.co/86dqTI4T9a

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Y'all, there's more visible security at the #Ferguson PD than at the White House. That. Is. Crazy.

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with 2014 slowly closing, here’s how it looks in context: http://t.co/xT2wZwszuI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jerrymichalski/status/543884051870806016


the comments section of my @guardian piece is truly fascinating (and well moderated). GO WEIGH IN.http://t.co/30QX7L0HbT

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"@marlon_79 @lsarsour @carmenperez21 @NYjusticeleague @TamikaDMallory  @UncleRUSH @PiperAnderson1 @Nas WHOSE STREETS! http://t.co/uGAMeXO7kP

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This TEDx talk by a homeschooled 8-year-old has almost 10,000 views on YouTube.    https://t.co/kyJefuO3x6

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"Christmas Surprise Traffic Stop with Lowell Police" http://t.co/EYCGTx3X4x

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Protest for #BlackLivesMatter in Syria.

Yes, war-torn Syria.

#MillionsMarchNYC #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #Justice4All http://t.co/PUDJSu9qqa

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Timelapse video reveals massive size of New York City protests http://t.co/kkIC6drBZe via @mashable

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good friday night reading: Brown/MIT Bush symposium - the collab and coevolution section-http://t.co/hjxUL4UdpZ#vcualtlab

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http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201412011623-0024387

posted on fb by al jazeera

Former Guantanamo inmate Moazzam Begg says Western countries have it completely wrong when it comes to dealing with ISIL.



post on fb by sandy
A mass hallucination, indeed.
"Earlier this week, the world was subjected to the words that nobody can un-read or un-hear regarding the CIA's torture of captives: "rectal rehydration with hummus and pine nuts." This phrase alone should make everybody who knows the alphabet stop, put their newspaper or reading device down, protest in the streets and demand that everyone involved with this "program" be put in orange jumpsuits. But this is 2014, and the national policy on butts is far from clear.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in regards to government agents putting hummus in your rear-end, said this week that the Constitution does not specifically forbid torture. Now, I am but a French major and do not hold a juris doctorate, and I thought that the Eighth Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment meant you couldn't torture people with chick peas in their gastrointestinal tract. Hell, I'm old enough to remember when we invaded Iraq so we could stop Saddam Hussein from torturing people. But anyhow, Scalia thinks torture, including things in your butt, is not only constitutional but also this weird thing he calls "conservative." ....
....The Honorable Mr. Small Government Antonin Scalia led the way to establish the essential precedent that OF COURSE the government can get in your butt cheeks over a parking ticket because of a ticket you already paid, because there might be a terrorist somewhere on earth with a nuclear bomb in his keister, obviously! .....
......It's 2014. We are actual having to debate the role of the government and your butt with people who think that body cavity searches over parking tickets are totally cool but who think that tyranny is what happens when we expand Medicaid."



http://www.demos.org/blog/12/4/14/social-distance-and-inequality

posted on fb by carol

College does not lead to high economic status; high economic status leads to college. Educational attainment is a marker of high social class, not the cause of it:
The social distance caused by inequality is not solved by having some children from poorer families wind up well off as adults. At best, such a person jumps from one class to another. But that jumping still leaves intact the underlying class differences.

we like to imagine that the poor kid who goes on to be rich has a foot in both classes and acts as some sort of bridge of understanding. In reality, it appears that the very upwardly mobile poor kid becomes alienated at both ends of the class spectrum. They become alienated from their lower class background because their educational and lifestyle differences make it increasingly harder to relate to their past. And they remain alienated from their upper class destination because they never fully fit in. It's one thing to move from one economic class to another. It's quite another to truly move from one social group to another.

Social distance is not likely to be much affected by attempts at making bridges between classes via upwardly mobile poor kids. If you want to reduce the social distance between social groups, you need to reduce the material basis of that distance.



Follow @ruralremnants @JulianHipkins @hyungknam - just some of the rad teachers at the @ZinnEdProject @RethinkSchools #ZEPTCE edu retreat

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sharing economy conundrum: you can’t tax activity without legal & fiscal legitimacy. authority & rules to operate = essential first step.

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Uber price surging in Sydney during hostage siege. Just wow.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/casinclair/status/544334732742242305

During emergencies people respond to calls for help. If rides are needed, @Uber should just try letting its drivers know rides are needed.

Yep, always does. RT @TeachGuz: @Uber I'm pretty sure complete strangers would pick people up. Happened during Boston Marathon bombing.


Escaped hostage runs for safety outside cafe in Sydney https://t.co/mgyFIy4kEr via @BuzzFeedNews

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Alex_Ogle/status/544375835721879552


MILESTONE: $1 TRILLION has been spent on the war in Afghanistan. 80% of that, during the Obama presidency.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alexnklein/status/544488176338096128


Uber: Still generously demonstrating the downside of the "sharing economy" http://t.co/O7KTzhIXDC

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/qui_oui/status/544487999992786944


graphene



.@onthemedia on Liberia is much broader than Ebola, looking at corruption, politics and freedom of speech:http://t.co/5wYutVO46s

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/544490238765436928

In particular, @onthemedia's coverage of @frontpageafrica, particularly editor Rodney Sieh, is spot on:http://t.co/5wYutVO46s

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/544490752873889792


one thing i dig about current analyses is that they dont see 'spontaneous' & having protest 'leaders' as antitheticalhttp://t.co/bH1LqNuVJQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nathanjurgenson/status/544490870238883842

apologies for framing the current events against occupy, but i really don't miss that fetishization of 'leaderless'


Elizabeth Warren (Again): ‘I am Not Running for President’ http://t.co/6iSMxaeSwB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/544503484888788992


a yearning for higher office isn’t what her recent fight against the federal spending bill was about.
“I’m in this fight for working families and I’m in this fight until the end,” she said.



The #SydneySiege is over with 2 people reported dead and 3 in serious condition: http://t.co/QL7EF5DztKhttp://t.co/XNlMl9Knji

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/544522956307968000

"I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste." 
―Marcel Duchamp http://t.co/qPRhR7SIrh

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/thinktiv/status/544543799888723968

"If Salaita had been tweeting instead about supporters of 9/11 attacks as 'awful human beings' no one would...upset."http://t.co/xjLLnneZXw

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