One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning...– Jon Lovett’s commencement address to Pitzer College. (via theatlantic)
Maligned as a bunch of shiftless, tech-addled children raised to think they’d...– Matt Bors, Millenials Aren’t Lazy: They’re Fucked (via stoweboyd)
Along with all of the other rising inequalities we’ve become so familiar with —...– Chris Hayes, quoted by Ta-Nehisi Coates (via ayjay)
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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.– Henry David Thoreau (via azspot)
Historians have pointed out the bias against the need for change: there are always clear beneficiaries of the current state of affairs but the benefits of a changed world in contrast will look vague and uncertain to the likely beneficiaries. That is always the case. What is less common, although not unique in history, is what we have today: the near complete control of government by the powerful...
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When you have enough construction, you get filtering rather than gentrification....– Matthew Yglesias (via secretrepublic)
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nevver: All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider) Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. (Dandemis) Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. (Francis Bacon) Never fall in love with your hypothesis. (Peter...
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24 Beer Facts in Infographic Form: The word cenosillicaphobia means the fear of an empty beer glass. The most expensive beer in the world is $1,000 per bottle. Women who drink moderately have better cognitive function that those who don’t. Like these random beer facts and want more? Take a gander at this infographic from Gizmodo and brush up on your brew history. via americastestkitchen
If, as Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “the degree of civilization in a society can be...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
A map says to you, “Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not.” It...– Beryl Markha, from Cartographica, v. 26, n. 2 (Spring 1989), 1-20 (via susannathinks)
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The children of the wealthy will never, ever be subject to MOOC-based education,...– Massive On-Line Open Course (MOOC)-Based Higher Education Is A Class-Warfare Scam (via azspot)