Here’s what I learned from Christopher Hitchens in the 25 years I knew him....– Christopher Hitchens’ death: His generosity to young people was amazing. - Slate Magazine @jacobwe nails Hitch’s awe-inspiring integrity (via felixsalmon)
How to Set Smart Daily Goals →
What are you doing in this moment? (Leo Babauta) Are you scheduling time daily to focus without interruption? (Tony Schwartz) What’s the ONE BIG THING you want to accomplish today? (Mark McGuinness) Why do you do this every single day? (Chris Guillebeau) Is what I’m about to do (or say) moving the ball forward? (Scott Belsky) What is your training regime for increasing your...
What I Learned from the 2004 Presidential Election... →
bostonreview.net “The deliberate disenfranchisement of Ohio voters in 2004 is an example of how democratic accountability is undermined by manipulating which blocks of the population are over- or underrepresented among voters. Policies that make it difficult for members of certain groups to vote, whether they be college students, the poor, ethnic minorities, or ex-felons, reduce the need...
Press TV Mobile: I uploaded a @YouTube vide ... →
twitter.com I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/7g7BcS86 Nationwide anti-election protests sweep Russia - Press TV Protests in Russia.
the laws of tab mechanics
abbyjean: if i have a tab open for more than 2 days, there should be some mechanism by which i automatically know or understand the material on that tab. leaving tabs open should have some effect other than cluttering my desktop to the point of unuseability. I eventually realize I’m not going to read or watch old tab contents and secretly wish for my browser to crash and forget...
Finals Season Battle Cry: Reclaim the Library! →
Erik Hayden, theatlanticwire.com Today in academia: commencement buzz, a finals season library protest, the skinny jeans ban, the latest ROTC on-campus arrival and mixing fake drinks for credit. New Occupy-style battle cry: Reclaim the library! Yes, it’s… Quote: At Socal’s UCSD it got more so: the main library apparently got so crammed that students held a protest to...
Spot the differences: New York Times on Russia and... →
“Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” ~ Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent (1988) Consider this rather dramatic contrast: when 300 liberals are arrested during an anti-Putin protest in faraway Moscow, the New York Times splashes the news onto its front page. But when 700 radicals are arrested in an anti-Wall Street rally in New York itself, the Times...
Wherein Michele Bachmann is confronted by an...
daedria101: cognitivedissonance: And it’s just as fantastic as it sounds: Watch the video: The look of shock on her face is incredible. Elijah is brave little man, and I commend him. Give this kid an award!! One thing I saw in YouTube comments, and has probably also been written on Tumblr, is people calling this staged. I, along with most other people, cannot definitively say...
Sound of the wind in my room. You might have to...