Friday, July 16, 2021

America’s Obsession With Self-Help

 they have no idea what it is like

to lose home at the risk of
never finding home again
to have your entire life
split between two lands and
become the bridge between two countries

Cryptocurrency is an inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic technology built primarily to amplify the wealth of its proponents through a combination of tax avoidance, diminished regulatory oversight and artificially enforced scarcity."

  Machine-learning algorithms used to detect Alzheimer’s during phone conversations.

Anxiety Is in Your Body, Not Your Mind

ON MONDAY, LI Yang, China’s consul general in Rio de Janeiro,  took to Twitter to mock the rescue efforts following the Surfside, Florida, building collapse. “American-style rescue: very layman in saving people, but too expert in blasting!!!” Li wrote, including side-by-side pictures of the partially collapsed condominium and its demolition with explosives.

In other recent tweets, Li called Adrian Zenz, a researcher who has written extensively about internment camps in Xinjiang, a liar. Li also referred to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau as “boy” and branded him “a running dog of the U.S.” Such outbursts have helped Li rack up nearly 27,000 followers on Twitter—even though the platform is blocked in China.

China's Nationalistic Wolf Warriors Blast Foes on Twitter

The Australian Government is trying to bring back the fear. All the fear. Beware! Covid is gonna get you if you insist on being free.

We dont like bullies, egomaniacs or jerks: Allen West crashes Texas governors race - POLITICO

We Got The Phone The FBI Secretly Sold To Criminals

“On April 22, 2021, the IDE hosted The Social Media Summit @ MIT (#SMSMIT), which attracted more than 20,000 virtual attendees to learn about the most-pressing topics of the day. The event brought together business, policy, and academic experts to discuss social media trends and to offer actionable solutions that—as moderator Sinan Aral pointed out—can help “steer us toward the promise of digital technologies and away from the perils.” This special report offers a six-point roadmap for platform reform–from rescuing truth, to restoring free speech; ensuring transparency to humanizing design. “We need all of these oars rowing in the same direction at once for substantive change to occur,” said Aral.”

The plants that change our consciousness New Statesman


America’s Obsession With Self-Help The New Republic

In the Footsteps of Garibaldi: Tim Parks Traverses Italy—and Two Centuries of History Literary Hub. Tim Parks, born in England, resident in Italy since the early ‘80s, has written several acclaimed books about his adopted home.

The Medici as Artists Saw Them New Yorker