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Gadgets Turning Me Into an Idiot!

August 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/29/gadgets-turning-me-into-an-idiot/

We all know that this is how the ‘market’ works, that this is how ruthless, self-serving ‘entrepreneurship’ is shagging us. We are all bitching about it, but there seems to be nothing that can be done. We have simply become slaves of those vicious, greedy and twisted capitalist companies. We know that they only care about their profits and nothing about the advancement of society and humanity. They are clearly and determinedly robbing creative people, of both time and resources.

Often it feels that we are defenseless and unprotected.

The more time and money we spend playing their games, satisfying their gluttony by buying and buying, continuously learning absolutely useless new concepts about ‘operating systems’ or electronic menus, the less time and resources we have left for thinking and working on the improvement of life on our planet.

Of course that is most likely one of the essential parts of their grand design.

The logical conclusion of thinking people would be, “Let’s get rid of capitalism, corporatism and market fundamentalism,” if they had more time to read, study, concentrate and analyze the world that surrounds them.

Therefore, they should be kept busy and confused with indigestible manuals, forced to give up their old gear, to buy new and newer things, and kept constantly occupied with form, instead of substance.

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LFM changing expectations of a post-marxism

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Toward a new left: the attempt to create a new post-marxism is a hard sell, at first sight, but I think that Last and First Men has changed the debate because a huge number of underground readers of the online text have new expectations with respect to the idea of communism.
The left could greatly increase the appeal of its labors if they recognized the general center of gravity of opinion that no longer recognizes hard-marxism as anything but a road to stalinism.
The best thing would be to start over, but the more realistic approach in LFM is to create a larger framework that can both accept and debate canonical marxism. The latter is filled with liabilities that are unnecessary: take Marx’s views on morality, and the general tenor of scientism that seems so narrow to us now. The issues of communism need to remain intact, and we are talking about evolving to a system beyond capitalism. Given these fundamentals, it is often hard to justify all the extra baggage Marx/Engels brought to the subject. It seems a long shot now, but as the US system deteriorates the mood of radical change will confront an unprecedented crisis. At that point it is necessary to be ready with something that won’t simply repeat the old Bolshevism. The public will balk, and the new opportunity will lost: the ‘new communism’ must have populist appeal and be careful not to make the mistakes of Marx/Engels

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The Interests behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities

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Fearsome Cambrian Predators Became Gentle Giants

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linklog…

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Scroll to end for new links from archive (moving backwards and forwards)

http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/kantian-morality-and-the-noumenal-limits-of-understanding/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/whee-discounted-in-kindle-format/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/harris-hypocrisy-on-the-issue-of-jewish-religion/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/the-double-edge-sword-of-metaphysical-antinomies/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/in-the-wake-of-gaza-the-jewish-legacy-is-dead/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/marxist-darwinism-another-bluff/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/empiricism-our-ignorance-of-human-evolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/kant-and-the-failure-of-empiricism/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/the-darwin-bluff/ [Read more →]

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[rad-green] Washington is committed to its financial and corporate elite to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39540.htm

Undoing Lies in Defense of Russia

“Russian Invasion” – How long is screaming ‘Wolf!’ having an impact of the Western Populations? – Until Full Spectrum Dominance has been attained?

By Peter Koenig

“The separatists are backed, trained, armed, financed by Russia. Russia determined that it had to be a little more overt in what it had already been doing, but it’s not really a shift.” Obama, 29 August 2014.
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UN calls for end to police brutality in US after Ferguson shooting

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/216304-un-condemns-us-police-brutality-after-ferguson-shooting

The Hill August 30, 2014
UN calls for end to police brutality in US after Ferguson shooting
By Timothy Cama
The United Nations’s racism watchdog on Friday urged the U.S. to end police brutality after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer sparked protests in Ferguson, Mo.

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Heavy Metal Songs

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Heavy Metal Songs: Contaminated Songbirds Sing Wrong Tunes
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After extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs. Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before industrialization. Understanding why mercury-contaminated songbirds can’t sing their songs could help scientists learn more about how human brains are damaged by mercury, too.
Helen Fields and Alanna Mitchell
Environmental Health News
August 28, 2014
- See more at: http://portside.org/2014-08-30/heavy-metal-songs-contaminated-songbirds-sing-wrong-tunes#sthash.JKtJhx3d.dpuf

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Are All the “Great Debates” Settled?

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http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/08/larry_morans_lo089491.html

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Neuroscience quackery

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http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/caution-neuroscience-quackery-in-the-boardroom-and-classroom/

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face

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https://richarddawkins.net/2014/08/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-arachnids-that-live-on-your-face/

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DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic

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Prehistoric migrations: DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic
Date:
August 28, 2014
Source:
University of Copenhagen
Summary:
A new DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic. We know people have lived in the New World Arctic for about 5,000 years. Archaeological evidence clearly shows that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate in Alaska, Canada and Greenland for thousands of years. Despite this, there are several unanswered questions about these people
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140828142748.htm

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Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine

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Washington’s “Pivot” hits a Brick Wall
Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine
by MIKE WHITNEY
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/29/obamas-catastrophic-defeat-in-ukraine/
“We are currently witnessing an epic and historic event. The Ukrainian regular army and the punitive battalions are suffering a catastrophic defeat to the south of Donetsk…..It still is not quite clear how the Junta intends to avoid a complete defeat here…. By squandering the most combat-capable brigades in systematic offensive operations, the Junta sustained enormous losses and at the same time suffered a crushing, purely military defeat. The southern front has collapsed.”

– The Southern Front Catastrophe – August 27, 2014?, Colonel Cassad, Military Briefing, Novorossiya, Ukraine

“The reports out of Novorussia (New Russia) are nothing short of incredible… sources are reporting that Novorussian forces have bypassed Mariupol from the north and have entered the Zaporozhie region!”

– News from the Front, Vineyard of the Saker

Barack Obama has pushed Ukraine to the brink of political, economic and social collapse. Now he wants to blame Russia for the damage he’s done. It’s absurd. Moscow is in no way responsible for Ukraine’s descent into anarchy. That’s all Washington’s doing, just as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria were Washington’s doing. If you want to blame someone, blame Obama.

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[Marxism] countdown to the next Gaza slaughter

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http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/countdown-round-gaza.html?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=b12bf00b3c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b86bace129-b12bf00b3c-309258102

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It’s Time To Speak Out for Gaza

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It’s Time To Speak Out for Gaza
Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence?
http://inthesetimes.com/article/17127/its_time_to_speak_out

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The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

August 31st, 2014 · No Comments

The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post
Innocent people’s lives are being ruined. Why isn’t anyone watching the watchlist?
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/us-government-can-brand-you-terrorist-based-facebook-post

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Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?

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Published on
Saturday, August 30, 2014
by
Inequality.org
Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?

America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob last week. Over in Germany, Nobel Prize winners in economics did. But few Americans noticed.
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/30/inequality-and-usa-nation-denial

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Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.thenation.com/article/181388/science-salvation?page=full#

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From yesterday

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Time for a breathere, here are the posts from yesterday

http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/kantian-morality-and-the-noumenal-limits-of-understanding/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/whee-discounted-in-kindle-format/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/harris-hypocrisy-on-the-issue-of-jewish-religion/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/the-double-edge-sword-of-metaphysical-antinomies/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/in-the-wake-of-gaza-the-jewish-legacy-is-dead/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/marxist-darwinism-another-bluff/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/empiricism-our-ignorance-of-human-evolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/kant-and-the-failure-of-empiricism/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/29/the-darwin-bluff/
http://darwiniana.com/2014/08/27/exodus-form-marxist-confusions-dawkins-lets-slip-a-take-on-down-syndrome/

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Greenland Glaciers’ Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects

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Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies

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[rad-green] U.S. Military Bans The Intercept

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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/20/u-s-military-bans-the-intercept/

The Intercept 08/20/2014
U.S. Military Bans The Intercept
By Ryan Gallagher

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Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

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Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says
By Jim Puzzanghera, The Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2014
Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday.
Just 42% of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workdays, Gallup said of findings it released ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
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