When I take on too many things at once
whatshouldwecallme: could a gif be any more relevant to my life?
Treppin' on Education
Education is a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation…said no one ever. Well, until recently. Over the past year, MOOCs have promised a revolution in how we learn; and yet they fail to deliver. As broad and intriguing as Coursera’s catalog is, as sleek and sexy as edX’s user interface looks, it seems these MOOC providers have only extended the capacity of colleges without...
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this...– Hugh Laurie (via silkandmarble)
British Prisoner Shaker Aamer May Die in... →
His hunger strike is approaching its seventieth day. He is beyond the point where experts say “irreversible cognitive impairment and psychological damage” can result yet British prisoner Shaker Aamer, who has been detained without charge or trial in the Guantanamo Bay prison camps for eleven years, remains committed to resistance. The Observer in the United Kingdom has published an op-ed he...
Using white phosphorus on civilian populations is terrorism. Infesting the soil...– Remi Kanazi (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of...– Francis Bacon (via evocativesynthesis)
Since 9/11, Muslim American terrorism has killed 33 people, while politically...– Boston Marathon bombings: Breaking the pattern - Opinion - Al Jazeera English (via socialismartnature)
You will be one day exactly what you are. I took...
Your world is limited to your language.– Joe White (via absoul-ute)
Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic... →
Consider the opposite of augmented reality: “deletive reality.” If pedestrians...– Welcome to the Hybrid Age by Ayesha Khanna and Parag Khanna. For reference. (via betaknowledge) // brave new world (via futurescope)
Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘The illegal...– — Former Secretary of State (and complete schmuck) Henry Kissinger, in a 1975 conversation with a U.S. ambassador and two diplomats The quote was unearthed by Wikileaks, when they published the world’s largest searchable collection of U.S. diplomatic communications late last night. (h/t...
Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central... →
Portugal successfully decriminalized drugs AND...
Faith in humanity restored. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/12/10/portuguese-drug-policy-alex-stevens/ http://ideas.repec.org/p/ise/isegwp/wp92004.html#author
Computers Can Detect Emotions →
Build Skynet: step 32 completed.
What I hear when people dispute universal...
Drone War: Every Attack in Pakistan Visualised →
mehreenkasana: If I had to sum the viewing of this up, I’d use one word: Chilling. If I had to talk about America’s knowledge and consensus on these attacks in Pakistan, I’d use one word: Typical. Initially when I would discuss drone strikes within Pakistan, I would often receive very angry emails and messages highlighting (wrongly) how America “cares” about these lives but later on as polls...
Hugo Chavez rules (Affirmative)
Hugo Chavez has received an overwhelming amount of negative criticism from American politicians and media outlets. But why? Is this criticism justified? Let’s not be distracted by exaggerated opinions and partisan journalism — what are the facts? And before we talk about what made him such a popular candidate, let’s dispel some myths about some favorite criticisms: Venezuela’s rising crime...
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researching Hugo Chavez for a friendly debate
I’m starting to think there might be something wrong with me — why is it whenever I research America’s enemies I fall in love with them? First Qaddafi, now Chavez — I’d better stay away from Ahmadinejad…
The genius of racism and its succubus twin fascism—that genius is that any...– Toni Morrison (The Anti-Intellect Blog put me on!)