@BrianmcLaren: “humanity must make a choice between seeking to overcome human violence by violence and seeking to overcome human violence by peace
on .@UpWithChris absolutely hilarious how this guy just outright ignores Chris’ insistent single question: “How many economists do you have on staff?”
.@DSearls: “The new carrier-based Net will work in the same asymmetrical few-to-many, top-down pyramidal way made familiar by TV, radio, newspapers, books, magazines and other Industrial Age media now being sucked into Information Age pipes.
Doc Searls Weblog · Same old blog, brand new place
This has pretty much been the Carrier’s problem from the start. Old media, “channels” and “packages” (read “tiers”). Of course, they don’t see it as a problem. It’s a winner for them. But as Doc has long said, the loser is innovation and the customer. The winners are the monopolies who are able to buy political advocacy. Really sad and infuriating.
Hilarious and very true point on austerity from PK
@MartyKaplan: “if you, as a journalist covered climate change by saying, well, some say this and some say that, you’re not being a journalist. You’re being a tool of the people who want to intimidate journalism from covering evidence and the truth.
our sacred stories include some classic tales of economic and political struggle. Unfortunately these stories are often ignored as they sit nestled among many other stories that obscure their truth. The rich and powerful are hiding the truth contained in our stories, using a distorted narrative to move us in the opposite direction than was intended by their original authors.
At its best atheism cultivates a sober, clear-eyed scientific view of the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be, while seeking to improve the fortunes of people, individually and collectively, through the propagation of rationality, tolerance, altruism, personal freedoms, and social responsibility. At its less stellar, atheism inspires smug, self-righteous bombast and cliquish chauvinism.
Give to the working poor a living wage, benefits and job security and the reach of this movement will diminish. Refuse to ameliorate the suffering of the poor and working class and you ensure the ascendancy of a Christian fascism.
.@JeffJarvis: “Today I see a nation that is not upholding the principles of freedom but is instead still using 9/11 as an excuse to threaten speech and assembly, to isolate ourselves from the world, and to build closed fortresses rather than the open square.
BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis
I also like this : ” I’m not saying we should attack Syria — I have learned that lesson. But I do wish we would first discuss what our obligation is to these people and then discuss means.”
I can’t wait to get into this book.