Sunday, July 26, 2015

Run like the philosophical cold river

I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am recycled teenager now, it is taxing on me ...

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains"
Jean-Jacque R

Philosophy via Facebook

Public servants of devil - who remain nameless on this blog

On his gravestone is an inscription from his poem Under Ben Bulben, which became his epitaph: “Cast a cold eye / On life, on death / Horseman, pass by”.
Like that Cold Bloody and Cursed River ,,,“Everything flows; nothing remains. [Everything moves; nothing is still. Everything passes away; nothing lasts.]” 
Untrustworthy faces are more likely to get the death sentence
Action James Bond films have plenty to answer for after three boys attempted to cross the Iron Curtain and two failed miserably...

My grandson has been suspended five times. He’s 3...

The New York Times An important note was appended to a New York Times storyWednesday that examines the celebrities of online video.
An earlier version of this article misstated the number of times that Justin Bieber’s Vine videos have been watched. They have been watched 800 million times, not 800,000.
Even still, as The Times notes, that number pales in comparison the views generated by Media Dragon's Vine star KingBach (4.5 billion, by the paper’s reckoning). Read more

Art cuts protesters are photoshopping George Brandis into classic art and its beautiful ;-)

Let’s Get Real About Gold: It’s a Pet Rock Wall Street Journal. Or trading sardines. 

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain New York Times. Aargh. I hate to be a critic, but this is junk science. One group walked in a park while the other “strolled for the same amount of time near heavy traffic.” Heavy traffic is noisy and disagreeable! To see if the “walking in the park” effect is valid, you’d need to construct a no-stress alternative. Walking on a treadmill? Walking in a quiet but no-nature setting ...

Enough, my study is complete.
Some trade: rhyme oneself to the end! . . .
A matter of habits that repeat!

“No: poetry is: to live on, while
Time away still, and suffer breath
For you, love; for my book and style.
There, look, it sleeps.
--No: it’s death!

“To feel your last of kisses chafe
Itself on my impoverished lip,
Death in your arms cradling me safe. . .
Undressing me of life, to kip . . .”

Between heaven and hell Macropolis

Capitalism: Morality and the money motive FT

It’s not just Fox News: How liberal apologists torpedoed change, helped make the Democrats safe for Wall Street Salon

“Conscious Capitalism” Icon Whole Foods Exploits Prison Labor Counterpunch

“William Carlos Williams: brilliant modernist, producer of snackable content, Twitter visionary before his time. Gah. Forgive me.”
New York Magazine

The authors are Nobel Laureates George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller and the subtitle is The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.  It’s a popular take on how markets trap you and your preferences in places you don’t want to be.