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Jason Toney
RT @jamilsmith: Only four police shootings in the UK in the last two years. No one died. @ShaunKing wonders why we can't do better:
RT @jamilsmith: Only four police shootings in the UK in the last two years. No one died. @ShaunKing wonders why we can't do better:
Ken Morley
It's Friday, Friday, Friday!!
Those the happiest dogs ever! - bentley
Betsy +1 - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Because he's DRIVING!! ... oh, hold on. maybe not. - Ken Morley
And they are happy happy ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Switching from Chrome to Safari for awhile. We’ll see how it goes.
When your tactics are harassment, intimidation, and silencing your opponents, it doesn’t bode well for your ideological position.
So not joining the Republican party? - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Hazmat Worker Sees No Reason To Throw Away All This Perfectly Good Food | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Hazmat Worker Sees No Reason To Throw Away All This Perfectly Good Food | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Sarah G.
Going offline until Monday the 27th. 🚢 Don't do anything I wouldn't do, Internet. 🐢
But... but.. that's 10 whole days. - lris
:( - Anne Bouey
Victor Ganata
The western model is broken - Guardian
"The west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image – as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?" - Victor Ganata
"'So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,' according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity and stability through western prescriptions." - Victor Ganata
"It almost obscures the fact that the 20th century was blighted by the same pathologies that today make the western model seem unworkable, and render its fervent advocates a bit lost. The most violent century in human history, it was hardly the best advertisement for the 'bland fanatics of western civilisation', as the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr called them at the height of the cold war, 'who regard the highly contingent achievements of our culture as the final form and norm of human existence'." - Victor Ganata
If by non-western lines is meant that women should be kept basically slaves? And what unproven pet model do they see as a replacement? - Todd Hoff
"Such diehard believers in the west’s capacity to shape global events and congratulate itself eternally were afflicted with an obsolete assumption even in 1989: that the 20th century was defined by the battles between liberal democracy and totalitarian ideologies, such as fascism and communism." - Victor Ganata
"Their obsession with a largely intra-western dispute obscured the fact that the most significant event of the 20th century was decolonisation, and the emergence of new nation-states across Asia and Africa. They barely registered the fact that liberal democracies were experienced as ruthlessly imperialist by their colonial subjects." - Victor Ganata
I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all paradigm. I think invoking non-Western barbarism is a grotesque strawman. But it seems fairly obvious that decolonized countries have been evolving over the past century or so along different paths than what the hegemonic West would prefer. - Victor Ganata
Then what does it mean Victor? It's easy to bitch, but be specific. ISIS is non-western. - Todd Hoff
Like, there are other potentially successful paradigms than cookie cutter neoliberalism that don't involve treating women as subhuman or beheading people capriciously? I think there's a lot of ideological headspace between the Third Way and ISIS. - Victor Ganata
For example? - Todd Hoff
The People's Republic of China? Not saying that we should emulate it, but I think it's ridiculous to claim they're doomed to failure if they don't adopt neoliberal norms. - Victor Ganata
Any non-war torn former colonial possession on any continent, really. - Victor Ganata
Not to say that these other paradigms don't have significant problems either, but to claim there's only one right way to build a successful nation-state seems prima facie absurd. - Victor Ganata
I mean, I don't think it's a stretch to say any form of ideological fundamentalism—whether religious fanaticism and extremism or strict adherence to the tenets of neoliberalism—that is increasingly at odds with in-real-world events is not going to do very well. - Victor Ganata
So you are advocating a system that doesn't recognize individual rights and freedoms? That's your alternative? Wow. - Todd Hoff
"But then western ideologues during the cold war absurdly prettified the rise of the 'democratic' west. The long struggle against communism, which claimed superior moral virtue, required many expedient feints. And so the centuries of civil war, imperial conquest, brutal exploitation, and genocide were suppressed in accounts that showed how westerners made the modern world, and became with their liberal democracies the superior people everyone else ought to catch up with." - Victor Ganata
Where did I advocate that, Todd? - Victor Ganata
China - Todd Hoff
Is it really too much to demand that the West acknowledge that colonialism and imperialism was pretty fucked up? - Victor Ganata
Great, it was fucked up. Now what? - Todd Hoff
Like I said, I don't think we should emulate it. But I don't think it's doomed to failure simply because they're not following neoliberal prescriptions. - Victor Ganata
Maybe advocate a paradigm that doesn't require centuries of slavery, colonialism, and imperialism to attain "success"? I don't know. - Victor Ganata
Not doomed to failure is hardly a prescription for emulation. And if individuals don't have rights or some of those other pesky western ideals, then yah, that's a failure to me. - Todd Hoff
For example? - Todd Hoff
A paradigm that doesn't require widespread displacement or genocide of indigenous people in order to exploit natural resources and sell them for massive profit on the free market? - Victor Ganata
For example? - Todd Hoff
Well, there are a lot of governments that do honor the rights of the indigenous and try to make reparations and governments that have strict environmental protections. This usually doesn't sit too well with the multinational corporations that run things, though. - Victor Ganata
I mean, let's not pretend we live in world where everyone in the hegemonic West agrees that slavery, genocide, colonialism, and imperialism are evil. The thrust of this opinion piece is that most people in the West believe neoliberalism is great, and doing anything that deviates from its tenets means you are doing it very wrong and you are very stupid. - Victor Ganata
"Thus the editors of the Economist elide in The Fourth Revolution the history of mass slaughter in the west itself that led to the modern nation-state: the religious wars of the 17th century, the terror of French revolutions, the Napoleonic wars, the Franco-Prussian war and the wars of Italian unification, among others." - Victor Ganata
"Mainstream Anglo-American writers who vend popular explanations of how the west made the modern world veer between intellectual equivocation and insouciance about the west’s comparative advantage of colonialism, slavery and indentured labour." - Victor Ganata
"But obscuring the monstrous costs of the west’s own 'progress' destroys any possibility of explaining the proliferation of large-scale violence in the world today, let along finding a way to contain it." - Victor Ganata
The reason we have laws is precisely because such a system does not require everyone believe X. If that is your requirement then you have few system options. So again, give me an alternative? We have several thousand years of philosophy and practice in the are of political systems. If there's something better it would be great to here about it. But I suspect by better they simply mean it behaves in the way we prefer, so it's less messy, and we don't like messy. - Todd Hoff
So far, the thesis of the opinion piece is that most people—Westerners and non-Westerners aspiring to Western ideals—don't particularly know or care about the centuries of atrocities committed in the name of neoliberal progress. But without the centuries of unjust exploitation that fueled the economic prosperity of the West, I'm not sure neoliberalism really works all that well. - Victor Ganata
The 20th century paradigm of "installing" democracy and free markets seems to have been fairly counterproductive, too. - Victor Ganata
Few in the present ever care about what happened in the past. If we did we would spend the present crying. So now what? - Todd Hoff
Let former colonies do their own thing and not force them to adhere strictly to the neoliberal ideal? - Victor Ganata
"'No European country,' Aron pointed out, 'ever went through the phase of economic development which India and China are now experiencing, under a regime that was representative and democratic.'" - Victor Ganata
"Nowhere in Europe, he wrote in The Opium of Intellectuals, 'during the long years when industrial populations were growing rapidly, factory chimneys looming up over the suburbs and railways and bridges being constructed, were personal liberties, universal suffrage and the parliamentary system combined'." - Victor Ganata
"American individualism, the product of a short history of unrepeatable national success, in his view, 'spreads unlimited optimism, denigrates the past, and encourages the adoption of institutions which are in themselves destructive of the collective unity'" - Victor Ganata
I think multinational corporations *prefer* authoritarian regimes. Historically, economic prosperity has *always* been attained via grossly exploitative means that have no respect for the mechanisms of democracy and no respect for human rights. Human rights protections and representative government undoubtedly slow down economic exploitation. So I think most developing countries end up having to choose between economic prosperity and a free society. And free societies often make stock holders unhappy. - Victor Ganata
"After its most severe global crisis in the 1930s, capitalism had suffered a decline in legitimacy, and in much of the non-western world, planned and protected economic growth had become the chosen means to such ends as social justice and gender equality." - Victor Ganata
"Many formally democratic nation-states, such as India, Indonesia, and South Africa, have struggled to maintain their national consensus in the face of the imperative to privatise basic services such as water, health and education." - Victor Ganata
"Identified with elite or sectarian interests, the unrepresentative central state in many countries struggles to compete with offers of stability and order from non-state actors. Not surprisingly, even the vicious Isis claims to offer better governance to Sunnis angry with the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad. So do Maoist insurgents who control large territories in Central India, and even drug-traffickers in Myanmar and Mexico." - Victor Ganata
"It would require an admission that Iraq can achieve a modicum of stability not by reviving the doomed project of nation-state but through a return to Ottoman-style confederal institutions that devolve power and guarantee minority rights." - Victor Ganata
"Addressing the splinters leaves no scope for vacuous moralising against 'Islamic extremism': in their puritanical and utopian zeal, the Islamic revolutionaries brutally advancing across Syria and Iraq resemble the fanatically secular Khmer Rouge more than anything in the long history of Islam." - Victor Ganata
Lots of quotes. Lots of complaining. Not lots of alternatives. - Todd Hoff
There's no silver bullet, man. This is just framework stuff that most people don't really care about. But not grokking this historical framework just guarantees we will continue to blunder headlong into failure and eventual collapse. - Victor Ganata
"But, following Geertz’s insistence on differences and variations, the ressentiment of the west articulated by nationalists in Russia, China, and India cannot be conflated with the resistance to a predatory form of modernisation – ruthless dispossession by a profit-driven nexus of the state and business – mounted by indigenous peoples in Tibet, India, Peru and Bolivia." - Victor Ganata
If collapse is eventual then how can it be avoided? - Todd Hoff
I mean, we're all trying to postpone rather than hasten eventual collapse, no? - Victor Ganata
Let's face it, most Westerners and non-Westerners aspiring to Western ideals can't even fathom the idea that there might actually be alternatives to neoliberalism. And if you're locked into the idea that there's only one right way, then there's no way you're going to be receptive to any alternatives even if there are feasible possibilities. - Victor Ganata
So what are your alternatives? - Todd Hoff
Well, my personal preference is a liberal democracy that prioritizes human rights over material prosperity, but it doesn't seem like most people aren't big fans of that. - Victor Ganata
The venn diagram of that and neoliberalism is a pretty huge intersection. - Todd Hoff
Of course, but neoliberalism prioritizes free market solutions and prefers laissez faire policies. I think that's a pretty big distinction. - Victor Ganata
But you would still have a democracy? So people will disagree? So you will get a might mish mash of different policies? Or would you force people into your mold? - Todd Hoff
Well, as much coercion as there is in a typical nation-state with a representative government. I think utopian anarchy with zero coercion is impossible. So I think it's really a question of whose rights the state prioritizes. And I don't think multinational corporations should really be at the top of that list. - Victor Ganata
Yes, of course, but how would structure need to change to make it happen? - Todd Hoff
"In any case, the doubters of western-style progress today include more than just marginal communities and some angry environmental activists. No less than the World Bank admitted last month that emerging economies – or the 'large part of humanity' that Bayly called the 'long-term losers' of history – might have to wait for three centuries in order to catch up with the west." - Victor Ganata
"In the Economist’s assessment, which pitilessly annuls the upbeat projections beloved of consultants and investors, the last decade of rapid growth was an 'aberration' and 'billions of people will be poorer for a lot longer than they might have expected just a few years ago'." - Victor Ganata
"The implications are sobering: the non-west not only finds itself replicating the west’s violence and trauma on an infinitely larger scale. While helping inflict the profoundest damage yet on the environment – manifest today in rising sea levels, erratic rainfall, drought, declining harvests, and devastating floods – the non-west also has no real prospect of catching up with the west." - Victor Ganata
"His own discovery of the tragically insuperable contradictions of westernisation led Aron into the odd company of the many thinkers in the east and the west who questioned the exalting of economic growth as an end in itself. Of course, other ways of conceiving of the good life have existed long before a crudely utilitarian calculus – which institutionalises greed, credits slavery with economic value and confuses individual freedom with consumer choice – replaced thinking in our most prominent minds." - Victor Ganata
I don't really want to barge in on this conversation, but I really enjoyed reading it. Just wanted to let you two know :) - Lo
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama: "I believe that a political system resting on a balance among state, law, and accountability is both a practical and a moral necessity for all societies. All societies need states that can generate sufficient power to defend themselves externally and internally, and... more... - Todd Hoff
The current "Western model" isn't something that can be implemented in a nation state. It's a global model, and it is absolutely dependent on there being a huge non-Western part. There are two really ingenious solutions that I think this current implementation is relying heavily on, and they're both totally dependent on this dichotomy. The first is the outsourcing of the proletariat by... more... - Morgan Fugel
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry -
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
رونوشت به نرگس, اینو میگفتم که برنج رو توش درست میکنند. - Mahdi
"Traditional DevOps tools are often not up for the job of running large scale infrastructure in a highly dynamic environment. How do you handle hockey-stick growth? How do you let dozens of engineers deploy dozens of apps, dozens of times per day? What do you do when something goes wrong? In this talk, Tobi Knaup will answer these questions and demonstrate tools that can help ops teams deliver on the promises of Mesos." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Been looking into this more from your link. Mesos and Marathon looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it. - Me
Also thought I'd share this as it explains more about Mesos and Mesosphere: - Me
Me, that video is definitely a good overview! - imabonehead
Corinne L
It's pretty much official, so I can announce it now: I've been asked to be on a panel on book marketing at the inaugural California Capital Book Festival later this month. I'm quite excited & hope it leads to more clients, as I really enjoy working with writers & authors.
What's funny is that the festival is geared more toward readers than writers, but the organizers had so many local authors & writers asking about what was at the event for them, so they added panel discussions related to writing. From what the organizer told me this afternoon, I'll get to work with the other panel participants to decide what we'll discuss. Should be fun. - Corinne L
That's awesome! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Congratulations! Yay! - vicster: full-bodied
Congrats :) - Brent Schaus
Thanks everyone! - Corinne L
Boom! *high fives* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Looks like it's just me and one other person on the panel. I guess that makes it a conversation, then? (Saturday at 2 pm) - Corinne L
I think that can totally work. - Brent Schaus
Me too, Brent. I contacted the other person this morning and we're going to chat tomorrow. She's got quite the resume so I think between the two of us it will be a good time. - Corinne L
holly #ravingfangirl
.@thefoodlab will be the death of me | Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza
.@thefoodlab will be the death of me | Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza
see also: the linked english muffin pizza - holly #ravingfangirl
I forgot to take the pizza dough out of the freezer this morning! - Zamms
nooooooooooooo - holly #ravingfangirl
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious -
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
به به - جواد
این آناناس خیلی خوشمزه میکنه این غذا رو. تایلندی ها اینو زیاد درست میکنند. البته تو چین هم این غذا رو دیدم. - Mahdi
اناناس سرخ میکنن؟ - NαrgeS
هوس آناناس کردم - تلخک
بله نرگس :) - Mahdi
تلخک من روزی یک نصفه و بعضی روزها هم یک آناناس کامل میخورم :) - Mahdi
با برنج؟ :| - NαrgeS
خیلی وقته نخوردم برم یه کمپوتش رو بگیرم لا اقل - تلخک
با برنج دیگه, برنج رو با آناناس تفت میدند. باور کن اگر امتحان کنی خیلی خوشمزه است. یک مدل یگه هم هست که برنج رو تو قالب آناناس (اناس رو خالی میکنند) دم میکنند. اون که عالیه. - Mahdi
تصورشم نمس تونم بکنم میوه ی شیرین و تو روغن سرخ کنم با برنج بخورم - NαrgeS
تلخک, این آناناس یک آنزیمی داره که خیلی برای بدن مفیده . اسم آنزیمش برومولین هست. - Mahdi
من هم اولش فکر نمیکردم بتونم بخورم اما وقتی خوردم خوشم آمد :) - Mahdi
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @buzzfeedoz: 25 Secrets Night People Won’t Tell You via @Javi386
RT @buzzfeedoz: 25 Secrets Night People Won’t Tell You via @Javi386
Every single one of these is 100% true. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Victor Ganata
The panic over Ebola is probably going to cause more harm and even kill more people than Ebola itself will.
Agreed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
#inquiringminds Is Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals as Seen. Elizabeth Warren is to the US Senate?
Andrew C (✔)
RT @spacekatgal: This is actor @AdamBaldwin and the standards he holds himself to.
RT @spacekatgal: This is actor @AdamBaldwin and the standards he holds himself to.
nutjob of the highest order, man. - holly #ravingfangirl
I wish I could find a good summary of this stuff to date. Anyone know of one? - Spidra Webster
I posted this earlier, but: - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Thanks. As I don't game, it's been hard to keep up on things. I don't often know the context. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
The Bay Guardian shuts down - 48 hills -
Tim Redmond (former executive editor of SFBG, but he quit/was fired a while ago) wrote about the shutdown. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Hey Texas How's that whole low taxes, no services, small government working for you now? #EbolaDallas #Ebola
They reduced government staff numbers? Where is that extra money going? - Halil
I'm guessing any "extra" loose money is going to Rick "smart glasses" Perry's rich cronys - WarLord
It's TEXAS isn't incompetence at science a given? #prayitaway - WarLord
Sarah G.
I swear to God, the hardest part of working remotely, with remote co-workers around the country, is dealing with the G.D. time zones.
preach. try whole other continents. - MoTO: Team Marina
Andy Bakun
Docker on Windows... Can Windows be contained?
Things I have made so far warming up to work in a kitchen again: brown butter ice cream, chocolate truffle pie, gorgonzola ice cream (to go with maple caramel pears? if you like the cheese, I do recommend the ice cream). Suggestions for what to cook next? I can post pictures, if not mail you the actual food. Trying to get back on my feet!
What produce is in season where you are right now? - Spidra Webster
I just made some pear cake. Other really late-season stuff. - Lo
And chocolate is always in season! - Lo
Brown butter ice cream? Oh myyyy. - Jenny H. from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
Steele Lawman
My first try at a "no monsters allowed" poster.
Oooh! I like it! And it has a Lego person! - laura x
This is awesome. - Yolanda from Android
Want. - Bruce Lewis
Love it! - Janet
Will Letter for Lunch: One Woman’s Plan to Hand-Write Menus in Exchange for Food -- Grub Street -
Will Letter for Lunch: One Woman’s Plan to Hand-Write Menus in Exchange for Food -- Grub Street
"Hom is currently working on her sixth project in Clinton Hill — and some places, like Docklands, have requested that she hand-write their entire menus. "I go in, I letter, and then everything I write, I get to eat," she explains. "It's a complete fair barter. So if I write the entire menu, sometimes I'll have to go back multiple times and bring friends to feast. It's amazing!"" - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Graphic designer Lauren Hom started noticing that many handsome restaurants overlooked a detail that, in her mind, was critical: the hand-writing on their chalkboard signs. "I noticed that it's common for a restaurant to have a menu board that's written by, like, a hung-over hostess," she says. "And it's totally not a diss on anyone's handwriting, but I thought, I could do that and... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Kevin C. Tofel
Nexus 9, Nexus 6 reportedly launching tomorrow without any event fanfare -
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - It's My Thing
Hoping my leg is better tomorrow so I can at least walk on my birthday.
Terrible fucking time to be immobilized, birthday or no. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
No lie. I hope you're feeling much better tomorrow. - Jennifer Dittrich
*sends healing leg vibes* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
*hugs* and sends all the healing prayers and juju I can muster. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I hope so, too, Starmama! *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I hope so, too! - Spidra Webster
It started feeling a bit better yesterday, today a lil more. If I can take a shower without it getting worse again, I might actually get stuff done today. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I hope the leg feels even better as the day goes on. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Hugs and healing and Happy Birthday - Janet from FFHound!
Thank you, my loves <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
With so much going on I hope you get a few minutes of peace if not joy on your birthday. you deserve it. - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Monique Judge
Happy birthday to someone who has been in my life for 14 years sprinkling her special brand of realness, wit, and love. I love you Mandy. I hope your day is good.
<3 my ace boon <3 thank you baby!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
MoTO: Team Marina
All of you criminals have inspired me at one time or another. But Mandy gets the gold star in that territory. She keeps it moving, she keeps trying. I admire the hell out of her for it. Hoping and Praying this next turn around the sun gets you more of what you need and some of what you want, sugar.
Also, she probably knows more about Parliament Funkadelic than I do. What is not to love there? - MoTO: Team Marina
Mandy's strength is such an inspiration. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Sugar is the perfect endearment for her. She's a sweet lady even when times are tough. Big smooches to you today, Mandy. - Corinne L
The P-funk is strong with that one. Much respect. - SAM
Leave it to my big brother to hit me right in the feels. I cries, guys <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I luh you, girl. Hang in there. - MoTO: Team Marina
Jason Toney
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building
Is that a real-life sighting of Derrick in the wild? :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
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