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Without the doing of some thing brand inappropriate Something unmonetizable Unclickable Untraceable Untradeable | If i don't rend the cloth of this Culture Fit soon i will die Like the coral Like two-thirds of the wild Like the humans on the edge of a rising shoreline In a ceaseless world With iceless poles And icy proles | As the planet heats, Civilization chills; Swallowing our red or our blue pills; Interned into camps of grievers and shills | Grieve i do and for the West Our president the Bigly Best! We'll come and go at his behest Put down your Freedom of Info Requests Baby, you just ain't seen nothin' yet | Joe Walsh got his balls out, and his musket too The Lefties dream of Saskatoon We're all gonna get that Change real soon You'll see when fascism hits High Noon | We'll finish tearing ourselves apart In the streets and in the dark Can no longer recreate in this park Leslie Knope didn't fit the part | She had the mighty audacity To take purview over Benghazi Once Bush and...
are not merely empowered to separate us from discerning fact and fiction. They separate us from debate; civic discourse; meaningful conflict; From coalition-building; compromise; concession. They separate us from each other. Communities seem quaint Common ground, a shifting place Quicksand beneath one's feet We are all swamp things now The eyes ogle, waiting for us to falter -- for sport Our shelf lives grow ever shorter While billionaires transfuse the blood of the young The youth don't want my mid-life crisis It bores them so My tone grates on America's next greats Ideologies wage the fifth world war out on the vast placeless social media savannah Faux fantastical beasts feast upon felled paper tigers One can only hope the most outsized egos Are the biggest dinosaurs When the meteor comes
The creator of the also excellent Century of the Self film series released his latest film in October, 2016. Dubbed HyperNormalisation, it offers both a history lesson of the complicated relationship between the West, the Middle East, and Russia, as well as an unflinching look at the roles played by technology, surveillance, and the media on our modern condition of general confusion, destabilization, and surrealism.
Regardless of whether or not you agree that slashing spending, fiscal austerity, balanced budgets, and a low federal deficit are good ideas, the fact remains that the Republican Party does not generally live up to its aims of expense reduction and small government. As hard as it is to believe, there are still some people who think that Reagan cut the size of government, although Reagan was a big spender and laid the groundwork for the immense national debt we live with today. (even the Austrian School agrees) Note: Full historical budget tables, FY 2015 Then there was Ol' Dubya with his two disgraceful wars, TARP bailout, auto bailouts, fiscal stimulus, and tax cuts. Not to mention yanking the election out from under Al Gore's popular win via a leg up from Florida governor brother Jeb. Turns out, not even gridlock is a decent strategy for preventing escalating expenditures, under the theory that not getting anything done would prevent the government from growing. Apparent...
Another day, another conglomerate mega-merger: most recently this bucket as been filled by AT&T's acquisition offer to Time Warner for $85.4. They expect the deal to close by the end of 2017 -- if they can get through the gauntlet of the FTC and the obvious anti-trust concerns this marriage invokes. Like Comcast's gobble of NBC Universal, and Verizon's devouring of both AOL and Yahoo, it's yet another sign of media consolidation underneath the banner of a gigantic telecom corporation. Into AT&T's new portfolio from the third largest media conglomerate (after Comcast and Disney) would theoretically go: CNN TNT HBO Cinemax Warner Bros. film and TV TBS The CW DC Comics Bleacher Report & Turner Sports 10% of Hulu Cartoon Network Adult Swim New Line Cinema Looney Tunes Rocksteady Studios TT Games Turbine ...but not Time Inc., the magazine brand, which was spun off as a separate entity in 2014. Here's a sweet infographic that shows the Terminator-esque reconstitution of AT&T Corp in ...
I still see a lot of denialism on this point from the far-left (or the alt-left, depending on your favored terminology), which is a bit devastating to see as it essentially parrots the pro-Russian ideology of the far-right (both the alt-right and the neo-libertarian flavors). Green Party candidate Jill Stein is an especially pernicious promoter of this myth that Vladimir Putin is a poor, innocent, peaceful world leader who is being bullied by NATO (when in fact, Russia has been the aggressor since its annexation of Crimea in 2014): DNC hack forensic evidence Two separate Russian-affiliated adversaries were behind the attacks, according to a post-mortem by cyber-security firm CrowdStrike when the news of the intrusion first broke in early June, 2016. This has since been confirmed by other independent security firms including Fidelis, Mandiant, SecureWorks, and ThreatConnect as well as corroborated by analysis from Ars Technica and Edward Snowden. At this point the US intell...
He says it "not in a braggadocious way" https://t.co/88ZMW8Lu6q— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) September 27, 2016 Clinton: 1 Trump: -1 Debate 1 recaps [Vox] [Guardian] [CNN] [BBC] [NPR] [Economist] [NYT] [PBS] [Time] [Reuters] [WaPo] [Atlantic] [Bloomberg] [Politico] [BI] [Quartz] [ABC] [Fusion] [IBT] [Al Jazeera] [Slate] [Wired] [Daily Beast] [Vice] [Salon] [NBC] [Ars Technica] [Buzzfeed] [Forbes] [Vocativ] [Fortune] [Marketplace] [USAT] [AP] Markets identify Clinton as the winner US Mexico Europe Asia Prediction markets
... for his rallies, maybe, but not for his businesses. It's funny, because Florida has a 5.6% unemployment rate, which is higher than the national average, so you might think some percentage of those domestic unemployed persons might have the skills required to be housekeepers, waters, and cooks... ...but apparently Donald Trump can't find them. Because he needs to hire 78 immigrants for his resort properties. Which seems odd given that his immigration reform platform includes a provision to force American companies to hire from the pool of unemployed domestic labor. If the candidate is as concerned about helping American workers find jobs as he has claimed, he has yet shown no evidence. This indicates either a hollow claim, or a lack of skill in producing the outcome he is promising.
The federal debt is sort of like the balance on your credit cards, except with much lower interest rates (which we set ourselves). It also hasn’t been spent on consumer goods: it’s been spent on providing federal services, social services, and — generally — running the government. So, once again this election cycle you will hear histrionic cries about how the national debt should trump (ahem) other priorities in the economic plan. Hogwash. As long as we are comfortably able to keep paying the interest payments on the debt, there’s no particular reason to really worry about it — certainly not to the point of failing to provide needed services for the government. We have a solid track rating of paying our debts — one of the best in all of history — so we should probably not have a hard time refinancing if the situation ever becomes dire. We pay about 2.5% interest on the debt, which ends up being a small fraction of our ~$17 trillion GDP. Much of the “debt" is actually money we t...
It's part of a broader misconception on the part of the techno-utopian set that the purpose of tech innovation is to replace human beings instead of augment us. We are being replaced now at a rate greater than ever before, as a result of the rise of machine learning. Underlying that assumption is the dark, Orwellian belief that at its core, humanity is fundamentally hopeless, irrational, and must be controlled by some force: typically a small cadre of wise (and very rich!) men (...usually white) who are irrevocably convinced they know more about humanity than other people. Or perhaps a single, highly-authoritarian entity... not like anyone we know who is currently running for el presidente... To wit: another presidential candidate you probably haven't heard about: Zoltan Istvan of the Transhumanist Party. I'mma let him speak for himself: But the Anti-Enlightment period was the greatest philosophical era OF ALL TIME!: This has been a fantasy since the Enlightenment, but despite...