Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bird Car

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Someone else who finds Marcy Kaptur a Worthy Dem

“Toledo, Ohio, where I reside, is an old Rust Belt city with bragging rights over very little. Two exceptions are: this is the city that produced the greatest jazz pianist – hell the greatest pianist – who ever lived, Art … Continue reading

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CEO Compensation Bubble

Like many things, compensating CEOs and managers on the success of the stock seemed like a good idea, but it doesn’t take into account performance and luck and is inherently unfair, so it has to go. Unfortunately, it rewards the … Continue reading

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The perils of the unprepared

She might not be a Moonie, but she’s definitely an idiot. “Reporter: No, actually, because when Reagan came in later on, things actually changed. “Brown: No, Reagan came before me. Reagan came after my father and then I came after … Continue reading

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Statues

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Wikipedia: the sorrow and the pity

“For the past 10 years I’ve immersed myself in the details of one of the most famous events in American labor history, the Haymarket riot and trial of 1886. Along the way I’ve written two books and a couple of … Continue reading

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Diptych 8

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Slaves of Facebook

“Me (Adrienne Jeffries): I’m looking for… like, whether this is a privacy issue? “Mr. Moglen: I don’t understand what that means. “The data is a privacy issue because we have an enormous ecological disaster created by badly-designed social media now … Continue reading

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Nobody uses social media, and nobody wastes time

“Like many, I’ve been slowly rewatching Deep Space Nine ever since it popped up on Netflix. It’s been fascinating. On the one hand: Oh 90s! YOU WERE THE BEST! With your adorable WE ARE SO DARK plots that seem like … Continue reading

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‘Tuba Raids’ Plague Schools in California

“BELL, Calif. — When thieves broke into the high school music room here this week, they cut through the bolts on all the storage lockers and ripped two doors off their frames. But they didn’t touch the computer or the … Continue reading

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Dickmania (I didn’t make that up)

My favorite Brit blogger did: “Some lucky bastard would have got one of the two most mature and devastating of Dickens’s novels – namely Little Dorrit and Bleak House. Each concerns itself with the corruption inherent in the material world, … Continue reading

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Death, Taxes, Facebook, y’know…

“WHEN Facebook goes public later this year, Mark Zuckerberg plans to exercise stock options worth $5 billion of the $28 billion that his ownership stake will be worth. The $5 billion he will receive upon exercising those options will be … Continue reading

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TS Eliot’s day job

Makes me feel better about mine. “Even after he published, Prufrock and The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot continued to work his day job at a bank. The new volume of his letters reveals his financial anxieties and his unexpected attitude … Continue reading

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Diptych 7

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Welcome, Europe, to the 3rd World Debt Model

Understanding the European Debt Crisis because it matters: Punk Economics, Lesson 1, by David McWilliams This will make you feel all puffed up and glad to be an American…for about five minutes. (via, oh, I can’t remember, EconoSpeak, I think)

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How to do good in the world and have fun at the same time

“You can make a difference. You can save a life. You can change the world. “charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Over the past five years, charity: water has … Continue reading

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Art pays sometimes

Although crime still pays better, or so I’m told. “The graffiti artist who took Facebook stock instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network’s first headquarters made a smart bet. The shares owned by the artist, David … Continue reading

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Diptych 6

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