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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Homina Homina

Reading the news when you're not even fully awake may be the best way to take it. Rarely is there good. And a really excellent piece, like Noam Chomsky's analysis of the decline and fall of the US Empire
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/15/imperial-way-american-decline-noam-chomsky
can sink in without your mind rattling down the tracks on its own. Or Maya Angelou's, a woman who's seen a lot, talking about Obama, the upcoming election and the Repos "pulling the sheets off"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/15/maya-angelou-barack-obama-remarkable-job

Zelda Kaplan has died with her heels on
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/york-nightlife-fixture-zelda-kaplan-dies-a-fashion-week-article-1.1023306

GM has posted record profits. Guess those horrific unions aren't so bad, eh?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/16/general-motors-posts-record-profit

We can call off the Steve Jobs worship:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/hell-is-cheap-china-apple_b_1280852.html?ref=business

God forbid we have gun control:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hero-kevin-brennan-interview-shot-brooklyn-housing-project-article-1.1023419

Walmart is planning to direct-buy Monsanto's GMO corn. I signed a petition to tell Waldemort to not buy it, and not sell it- unlabeled of course- to unsuspecting eaters:
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/walmart_gmo_corn/?r_by=35134-2068912-6Wlbpsx&rc=confemail


Okay, I'm awake now. Lots to do today.

Wait! Had to add this, just got it from Dodododedo: made me cry:
http://www.wimp.com/dadscar/

5 comments:

CarrieBoo said...

Enjoyed the Angelou article, and recently signed a petition about Apple exploiting Chinese factory workers. Jobs may have been brilliant, but a "good" person, an ethical one? I don't think so.

And that's about all my poor brain can handle at the moment. ;)

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Oh Gosh...never mind all the news...that last article was da bomb...I am still leaking at the eyes.

Austan said...

Carrie- you're much too awake for all of it.

Lawless- that's something that really hits our generation, I think. We remember being in love with cars. And Dads.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good stuff! I especially like the Angelou quote about history.

Austan said...

Susan- isn't Angelou a legend already? An amazing woman.

Did you watch the Dad's car vid? It about killed me.