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What I read last month. In this edition... Geometry, by Rene Descartes The Harvard Classics "Voyages and Travels" volume Scientific treatises, by Blaise Pascal Hadrian the Seventh, by ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 11:38 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Back in November, a friend of mine showed a promo for a new documentary he is shooting at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for Autism event. Several hundred people showed up including some former members of ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
George Orwell once wrote about a perfect society where no one was a thought criminal, we were in a permanent state of war, and everyone loved Big Brother. Well, I read his book and it didn't ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 74 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM PST with 215 Recommends
I stumbled onto a story recently completely by accident, I am sure it is too little for MMFA or any other group on the lookout for proto-fascism in our midst. However, it is just one little tile in ...
by The Kraken1
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 07:05 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The recent elections represent a defeat for not only the Democratic Party, but also the American people, particularly the middle and working classes. Here's how it happened...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 05:19 PM PST with 2 Recommends
George Orwell, my favorite writer and intellectual hero, died in 1950. But he had much to say that seems awfully relevant this morning. The energy that actually shapes the world springs from ...
by HeyMikey
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 05:20 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I accuse certain elements in our mainstream media of deliberately creating mass confusion concerning what is true and what is not, through broadcasting some shows that have reasonable credibility, ...
by ej heinemann
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In a classic case off double speak, almost right out of 1984, leaders in Bath County Virginia spoke with the local newspaper today about problems in the hospital and what they are doing to address ...
by Jerry Nelson
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The most compelling socialist message is how we live our lives. In many places, such as the so-called "free" U.S., repression against socialists often effectively prevents us from coming out of the ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
The CBS 2 news just ran a story about ISIS recruiting teenage girls to support their cause. It discussed how some of the girls were caught by their parents before they left; how for some girls the ...
by StopMotionsolo
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Wikipedia: A euphemism is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.[1] Some euphemisms are intended to amuse; while ...
by jamess
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 10:05 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Our language as used in the media and other public domains has failed us totally. There are so many phoney "debates" out there and so much new speak and double speak that communicate ceased a long ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
In December of 1936, George Orwell left England and traveled to Spain in to fight in the Spanish Civil War. If we want to understand Orwell's classic novel _1984_, if we want to know what he ...
by Azazello
Comment Count 88 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 05:00 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
I return to this phrase by George Orwell from time to time: It is integral to the conclusion of a piece by George Orwell "Politics and the English Language," 1946 [it is well worth reading, it is ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 157 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 12:17 AM PDT with 233 Recommends
Fair warning to readers: This news story from Tuesday’s Guardian , excerpted below, is—for a variety of reasons--going to upset the hell out of at least a few people. And, on that ominous note, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 343 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM PDT with 259 Recommends
I first posted an abbreviated version of this diary on Independence Day in July 2007. As the years go by, it seems to me that we should be paying more attention to the writings of these ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
( h/t to Kossack joe shikspack ) Easily and hands-down, one of the most stunning pieces of investigative journalism I've ever read. My dear, fellow "social contagions," you simply cannot make this ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 452 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT with 412 Recommends
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXIu4MzXI5I Al Gore at Southland], earlier today... http://youtu.be/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 179 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT with 159 Recommends
Back on March 11th, I published this post: “[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/11/1284003/-NYT-Breaking-Snowden-Docs-Raw-Take-Rampant-Sharing-of-Domestic-Unminimized-Wiretap-Content NYT (...
by bobswern
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:12 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
I don't want to give them the kiss of death or be in any way offensive to my allies of various creeds and backgrounds, but I, as a Christian, learn so much about "Christianity," as it should be ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 17, 2014 at 05:11 AM PDT with 9 Recommends