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Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
Victor Ganata
wack (n.) "crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s. - Online Etymology Dictionary
whack (v.) "to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer. To have (or take) a whack at something "make an attempt" is from 1891. Related: Whacked; whacking. Whacked out is from 1969. - Victor Ganata
So, yeah, homophonous, but totally different etymologies. - Victor Ganata
In some accents, they're not even homophones - Victor Ganata
#whiggity-whiggity - SAM
And now I'm imagining 17th century British politicians trying to flow over breakbeats from the 1990s. - Victor Ganata
Oliver "Ironside" Cromwell ft. 'Black Tom' Fairfax - Pete
Depends on how you look at it. "Out of whack" or "whacked out" could possibly be the inspiration behind saying someone or something is "whack" as opposed to saying they're "wack" based on the former definition. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"The Commonwealth will make you… jump! jump! The Lord Protector will make you… jump! jump!" - Victor Ganata
"they see me rulin' / they hatin'" - Pete
OK, maybe they're not that divergent: wacky (adj.) "crazy, eccentric," 1935, variant of whacky (n.) "fool," late 1800s British slang, probably ultimately from whack "a blow, stroke," from the notion of being whacked on the head one too many times. - Victor Ganata
Even still, it seems more likely that wack (adj.) is derived from wack (n.) rather than directly from whack (v.) - Victor Ganata
From a totally unscientific survey (i.e., Googling "whack vs wack"), it seems like wack ≠ whack is the current consensus, but maybe I can find some blog posts arguing that wack = whack if I dig deeper…. - Victor Ganata
I'm also thinking that it makes more sense that wack (adj.) is from wacky (adj.) simply because adjectiving a verb (instead of using the gerundive form of a verb) isn't that common. - Victor Ganata
Sean McBride
Americans Don’t See Ukraine as Their Cause | The American Conservative - http://www.theamericanconserva...
Americans Don’t See Ukraine as Their Cause | The American Conservative
"Today, two courses of action are being hotly pressed upon the Obama White House by the War Party. Both appear likely to lead to disaster. The first is to arm the Ukrainians. This would likely provoke a war with Russia that Kiev could not win, and lead Ukrainians to believe the Americans will be there beside them, which is not in the cards. The second option is the sanctions road. But Europe, dependent on Russian oil and gas, is not going to vote itself a recession. And should the West sanction Russia, Moscow would sanction Ukraine and sink what the Washington Post calls that “black hole of corruption and waste that is the Ukrainian economy.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Undeniably, President Obama and John Kerry have egg all over their faces today, as they did in the Syrian “red line” episode. Yet they continue to meddle where we do not belong, issue warnings and threats they have no power to enforce, and bluster and bluff about what they are going to do, when the American people are telling them, “This is not our quarrel.”" - Sean McBride
Where is Hillary Clinton on these issues? Is she afraid to speak up? - Sean McBride
Ken Morley
How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion | MIT Technology Review -
How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion | MIT Technology Review
Victor Ganata
Calling out your racism or bigotry or anti-Semitism or generalized assholery is not silencing or a violation of free speech. It's also free speech. - Victor Ganata
[The only problem I have with the alt-text is that I feel like it trivializes the primacy of that right - unpopular doesn't mean unjustified, especially given the biases in our power structures.] - Jennifer Dittrich
Agreed that unpopular doesn't mean unjustified, but I still think that anything that isn't trivial or said simply for the shock value is going to have a lot stronger justification to it than "well, it's not illegal!" - Victor Ganata
Well, that's my point - it rarely IS the only thing being argued. It is often the point of last resort, when you've exhausted any other arguments you have. And whether that's because your opposition is wholly irrational, completely justified, or some mix of both, shouldn't be inferred by your rights being invoked. That said, as they detail in the comic (which I love,) we're talking about government enforced, not just someone disagreeing with you. - Jennifer Dittrich
I suppose when you get right down to it, the only place it makes sense to invoke the First Amendment is if you're in front of a judge. But the way I'm reading the alt text is that if the first justification for something said is "it's free speech" in response to withering criticism and opprobrium, then it's quite possible that whoever spoke hasn't really thought through the importance of what they said in the first place. - Victor Ganata
I mean, I guess if someone says "I'm calling the FBI" or "You can expect a call from my lawyer", then it's also a totally appropriate response. - Victor Ganata
I'm just always giving dismissal the side eye - if the position is truly foul and offensive, mentioning free speech won't make it more or less so. If the position is defensible, mentioning free speech shouldn't make it any more or less so. - Jennifer Dittrich
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Our very first wedding anniversary gift, and it is beautiful! Thank you, Helen & Pete, for remembering! This is going in a place of honor (honour?) on our wall :)
All Helen's work :-) - Pete
Yay! I'm glad it got there, and hope it cheered you up following all your trials and tribulations these past few weeks. I did get the right date, didn't I? Didn't have time last year since you eloped ;-) - Heleninstitches
The date is correct! It's perfect! Thanks so much! :) - Jed
neat - Steve C
Those Smith's are really something. As are you two! xx - Melly
Michael W. May
Extended Birthday weekend extravaganzas, a few days before my birthday, with my Beloved *snoopydance* I love her. so. much. #luckyboy
*nosekiss* - Pixie
get a room, you two. oh wait ... - MoTO Moca Blend
Sepi ⌘ سپی
The XX - Together ... Together, to be ... Together and be ...
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The XX - Together ... Together, to be ...
Together and be ...
I know to be there ... When and where, Ill be there ... You know whats to be said ... We said out loud, we never said ... My premonition of the world comes to me ... A sun in your hands from the middle life ... Says I'm alright ... You said you don't have to speak ... I can hear you ... I cant feel all the things you've ever felt before ... I said its been a long time ... Since someone looked at me that way ... Its like you knew me ... And all the things I could'nt say ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Listening to the guitar, and the tempo, you can feel the influence of the Cure's Disintegration. - Adriano
Oh la la, regarde qui est là. Bises :) :*** ♥ - Nano
سپی سپی..الان بهرام گفتم که یه سر اومده بودی /// دلم برات یه ذره شده دختر جان - هانا
Sepi, my old friend, we expect more from you. :)) - Koleksiyoner Ali
Welcome back! - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
Victor Ganata
The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt - 2014 Mar 6 - The Nation
"Svoboda is hardly a fringe organization. In the 2012 election won by the now deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, the party took 10.45 percent of the vote and over 40 percent in parts of the western Ukraine." - Victor Ganata
"Svoboda—which currently has thirty-six deputies in the 450-member Ukrainian parliament—began life in the mid-1990s as the Social National Party of the Ukraine, but its roots lie in World War II, when Ukrainian nationalists and Nazis found common ground in the ideology of anti-communism and anti-Semitism." - Victor Ganata
take pound of salt when you read all of these... "the common ground" is somewhat shaky, didn't hold in Nuremberg tribunal and there are other... issues. - непростые коротышки
ukrainians are no angels either (I'm one of them, at least for half), yet the story above looks somewhat... sung by Kremlin boys and/or their clout on payroll. - непростые коротышки
w: «The Nation… is self-described as "the flagship of the left."» Expect some bias. - 9000
Sure, everyone in the press has an agenda and The Nation is very likely to push for the U.S. not to get involved at all, but it also seems that ultranationalist parties in whatever country all tend to have the same common ground of xenophobic prejudice (and the U.S. is certainly no exception with the Tea Party) so the existence of some of these groups doesn't really surprise me. - Victor Ganata
to give you better light at level of controversy/contradiction - непростые коротышки
Being totally non-left, I'm all for US not getting involved, at least materially. Regarding anti-stalinist movements — well, yes, both Ukrainian rebels and Nazi invaders wanted Stalin dead and Soviet regime dismantled, but for completely different reasons. - 9000
@aswang what I wanted to say - stories of antisemitism over there are complex, heavily intertwined with history and propaganda uses them so often, that one should be extremely careful by default, just from feeling of controversy. - непростые коротышки
Sure, I don't think any of this is cut-and-dried. I certainly don't understand all the nuances. Really, I'm mostly reacting to the American reaction to the recent story of people passing out flyers demanding all Jews in eastern Ukraine register with the pro-Russian self-proclaimed independent gov't. in Donetsk, as if this is clearly Putin's doing, and that it should be an obvious casus belli and we should send troops now. - Victor Ganata
It's that bad. Don't be fooled by previous comments. The article is a great piece of analysis of nazi aspect of Ukrainian revolution. - Предварительные сказки
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
To our loved ones, for helping us up over our troubles: Thank you. Thank you. So many weepy thank yous. Otto adds his kisses to our gratitude :)
Yes, thank you so much. :) - Jed
Louis Gray
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort -
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort
"This morning, my Nexus 5 chirped with a notification I hadn't seen before. While I was at the office, my Nest application was telling me, in no uncertain terms, that there was an Emergency in the kitchen at home. There was smoke, and the alarm from our Nest Protect smoke alarm was sounding. I called home quickly, and my wife told me, embarrassed, there was simply a small issue with the microwave, and all was fine." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I really did tweet first and then call home. :) - Louis Gray
Ah, Louis. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I figured my wife had it under control and didn't want to answer the phone while waving her hands at the device. :) - Louis Gray
So, you get notified every time someone makes the toast a little too dark? As paranoid as I am about fire, I'm not sure I'd like that. It would drive me bonkers to be carrying around a device that notifies me every time my hubby cooks something, without telling me what he is actually cooking. - April Russo
April, it's the first time I've ever been notified. As my home is appropriately smokey, it was a good call. - Louis Gray
Louis, I think you might have miss the humor in my statement. - April Russo
Oh yeah. I have zero sense of humor. Zero. :) - Louis Gray
Why do you have a smoke detector in your kitchen? - Brian Johns
In the event of smoke? It's actually in our dining area to be more precise. But it's by the kitchen. - Louis Gray
How long did you give her to answer the tweet before you called? - Bruce Lewis
There's so much not-buring-the-house-down smoke in the kitchen that most fire peeps recommend NOT putting a smoke detector in the kitchen, exactly because of the false-positive situation you are encountering. - Brian Johns
This wasn't a false positive. My house still smells like smoke. The smoke detector is in the dining area next to the kitchen. You'd approve of its placement, even if not its name. - Louis Gray
Victor Ganata
So I guess it's only now that Americans are aware that neo-Nazism is big in the Ukraine.
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1) Lizard (one of 3) I found in my artichoke. 2) Cilantro 3) Sunflower 4) Artichoke bud (finally!) - Anika
The sunflower is amusing me. It's a volunteer and was growing inside my onion/dill box. I left it alone, but then realized that 1) it was much bigger than I thought and 2) it was growing sideways. A couple of days ago, I fixed it by tying it to the fence. It's nearly 5' tall, which meant I let it go longer than I probably should've. When I tied it up, there was no indication that flower buds would start. Am I blind? - Anika
Sean McBride
‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette -
‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette
For E.O. Wilson, wonders never cease - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Watched Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2 last night: didn't see that one coming! :-o
Victor Ganata
Menstruation: What is the evolutionary or biological purpose of having periods? - Quora (via vicster )
On first glance, the question seems absurd, but the answer is quite fascinating. - Victor Ganata
That is brilliant. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My daughter blames this Quora answer for the final validation of her decision to never have kids. - April Russo
So... if genetic information is transferred via cells that can pass from the fetus to the mother through the placental-endometrial linkage, and since the fetus also has genetic information from the father, the mother receives genetic material from the father, albeit indirectly? And, furthermore, those cells can distribute throughout her body even into her brain? Whoa... that boggles my mind. #MyExWillBeUpsetWhenSheFindsOut! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
"Uteri do not fossilize well." Hahaha! I love that line. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"What this means is that the growing fetus now has direct, unrestricted access to its mother's blood supply. It can manufacture hormones and use them to manipulate her." I KNEW IT! - Spidra Webster
So when momma says "the baby wants enormous quantities of spinach, right now", she isn't lying. - April Russo
▶ Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G (full) - YouTube -
▶ Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G (full) - YouTube
Sarah G.
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
That's rather disgusting. - Greg GuitarBuster
I would fuck that up in a heartbeat. - Hookuh Tinypants
Lol - Sarah G. from iPhone
(I would probably regret it later, but in the moment? Oh yeahhhhhh...) - Hookuh Tinypants
o patatesleri kızartırken domuz yağı mı ne kullanıyolar öğkkk...nası bi kokudur o? çok fena valla:)) cıkk...cıkk...hiç hoş deil.) - neferteti
At least it isn't Miracle Whip. But still, ewwww. - sglassme
Maybe they have some with cilantro sauce. - Sarah G.
Chimichurri FTW!! - sglassme
ah yes, Amsterdam chips and mayo... good times. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Except formal the free thinking people amd bicyclists, I think Mr 43 would appreciate Amsterdam and it's "French Fries in a cone store on every block" ways. - Sarah G.
If only there were crab cakes. He would probably even grow to appreciate the bicyclists. - sglassme
OMG SO GOOD! - Eric - Watch Me Now
i cannot say what came to mind when i saw that photo. too many have blocked me already. - Big Joe Silence
Victor Ganata
I still like buying physical copies of things because I'm backwards like that, but I figure if media companies purposefully don't let you buy their product, people are much more likely to pirate it.
It's basically rent-seeking and even Adam Smith thought rent-seeking was evil and destructive to capitalist economies. - Victor Ganata
I'd be hard-pressed to consider entertainment as rent-seeking, at least not in the pure sense of the term (nor is it truly profit-seeking either). - Hookuh Tinypants
Hollywood and IP law in general is *all* about rent-seeking. It's difficult to see life of author + 70 years any other way. It seems clearly a perversion of what the copyright system is supposed to be about. - Victor Ganata
For a book, yes. For a TV production? Not sure it's the same thing. Regardless, if it were, how would that justify torrenting? Answer theft with theft? I'm not sure that equates. If it were a resource for survival, I could almost justify it. But to watch a show? C'mon. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's not theft. Theft is taking something from someone so they can't use it or derive any benefits from it anymore. Just because someone doesn't make as much profit as they'd like doesn't mean someone is stealing from them. I'm not a fan of equating tangible benefits with opportunity cost. And piracy—regardless of the morality—is an opportunity cost. - Victor Ganata
So piracy and torrenting is OK because people should be able to have what they want when they want regardless of the fact that they didn't pay for it, because they shouldn't have to pay for it. - Hookuh Tinypants
I never said it was OK. But it's reality. Even Hollywood recognizes it. - Victor Ganata
At the same time, how is torrenting different from going over to somebody's house and watching "Game of Thrones" without paying for it. Is it just the volume that makes one more immoral than the other? The means? - Victor Ganata
That people want on-demand entertainment, that the technology exists *right now* to deliver it and people are willing to pay for it, but that it's generally not available really does seem to be a resource misallocation problem caused by rent-seeking behavior. - Victor Ganata
(That's not my own idea, that was a talking point from a Hollywood insider discussing that illicit streaming service Popcorn Time.) - Victor Ganata
At least if someone's coming to my house to watch a show, they're bringing me beer or food to compensate me. :D Yeah, the money isn't going to HBO, but at least it's a recognition by someone that another person has paid $50/month out of their own pocket to have the service so they'd have the ability to watch a show. For me it's not about what HBO gets. It's about the social... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Well, that's on them. If they can pay to stream an episode but they'd rather screw around with malware infested sites where it might take hours to download an episode, then they just don't value their time. I realize GoT doesn't fit in this category, but there are a lot of films/shows that aren't at all available for purchase and I can't really blame anyone for resorting to torrenting it instead of fighting to convince the studios to release it on DVD or Blu-Ray. - Victor Ganata
Now THAT I can actually understand, and I actually do consider that a different ball of wax - it's not available in print, people on eBay want to basically jack you out of far more than it's worth just to get it on VHS, and you find a nice clean copy on a torrent site. But unfortunately for the most part, the people I know who live by torrent and filesharing basically do it with all the new stuff. It's...disappointing. - Hookuh Tinypants
If I could just pay for HBO alone, that would be ideal. I bet HBO would even like it if they were able to sell subscriptions to HBO Go alone. They'd probably make a lot more money. But there's no way the cable companies are going to let that happen without a big, long, drawn-out fight. And when Time Warner-Comcast owns the lion's share of set-top boxes and Internet connections and they have exclusive rights to large areas of territory, the whole situation just reeks of rent-seeking. - Victor Ganata
Time Warner is a fucking nightmare. It must be nice to have that many politicians and regulators in your pocket. - Hookuh Tinypants
At some point, HBO will say to themselves, "If we just sell GOT directly for $2 an episode and cut out every middle man, we can make about $1 billion per episode." - Stephen Mack
And yet people will still find a reason to torrent. OMG I NEED THOSE TWO BUCKS FOR A LATTE, YO. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Opportunity cost, I guess. I mean, if the time you spend finding a clean torrent that will download fast on a site that won't infect your machine with malware is worth less than $2 to you, you're probably having a rough time with life in general. - Victor Ganata
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Igor, winking and smiling. One in a million phone camera shot. Spread the happy :)
Jarolim Gayri
he oldu he. - ciliney
hah geldi ütterbbii fiydi, zaten 6 aydır bekliyorduk - Alfonker Tapir
bazen misal sabah uyanıorum ve bugün ciddi friendfeed kullancam, endonezyada gay haklarıyla ilgili feed açıcam, çeviri sorcam, kitap emcem, kitap vercem, iktisatçılara giydircem, bask tarihinden örnekler vercem falan diorum; ama sonra sürekli gece gördüğüm kabustan görüntüler gözümün önüne gelyor -insan beyni pek acayip fotomaşin gibi- doğumgünü feedleri dev olmuş battaniyemi yırtıyor,... more... - Jarolim Gayri
doğumgünü feedleri dev olmuş battaniyemi yırtıyor, burç feedleri penceremi taşlıyor. - Jarolim Gayri aehahae #jarolimçilesi - ciliney
hayır çok da faydalanıyorum, şu anda handbooka bakıyordum be abi. bende güzel firikfet kullanımı kaybolmaz u__u - Alfonker Tapir
iahaihaoha - Jarolim Gayri
abi söylemesi ayıp ben bu kitabın bi sürü makalesini okumuşum 5 yıl önce filan, hani konuştuğumuz nunorsk vs buchmal mevzuları ve danca ilişkisi yüzünden ;__; - Alfonker Tapir
aha ama kitaba ulaşman Kaizers Orchestra üzerinden oldu değ mi! - Jarolim Gayri
yok be abi, türk dil sikko devrimi bakarken yapay çakması devlet dilleri mevzuuna bakarken nunorsk-buchmal meselesine baktıydım. kitapta bi de dil-arkeoloji sikleri vardı, onlar - Alfonker Tapir
kuş dili - walter
"bazen misal sabah uyanıorum ve bugün ciddi friendfeed kullancam, endonezyada gay haklarıyla ilgili feed açıcam" pfpfpfpfpfprprpfff - kotak
"bazen misal sabah uyanıorum ve bugün ciddi friendfeed kullancam, endonezyada gay haklarıyla ilgili feed açıcam" pfpfpfpfpfprprpfff - kotak AHASHASH - Alfonker Tapir
HÖHÖHLHÖHÖLÖLÖL biri şunları okusun bana annatsın ya ^^ - hia
okuyanı var hiya evet hadi konuşalım - Jarolim Gayri
vikingsleri izliyorum nordÇA öğreniyorum ^^ almancayla ne çok ortak yönü var ^^ birbirleri için yaratılmışlar. - hia
damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Betty Write
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Ken Morley
A sense of scale... (source file:
LOL - Eivind
Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world | Books | The Observer -
Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world | Books | The Observer
Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world | Books | The Observer
"This is a huge book, more than 700 pages long, dense with footnotes, graphs and mathematical formulae. At first sight it is unashamedly an academic tome and seems both daunting and incomprehensible. In recent weeks and months the book has however set off fierce debates in the United States about the dynamics of capitalism, and especially the apparently unstoppable rise of the tiny elite that controls more and more of the world's wealth. In non-specialist blogs and websites across America, it has ignited arguments about power and money, questioning the myth at the very heart of American life – that capitalism improves the quality of life for everyone. This is just not so, says Piketty, and he makes his case in a clear and rigorous manner that debunks everything that capitalists believe about the ethical status of making money." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
""One of the great divisive forces at work today," he says, "is what I call meritocratic extremism. This is the conflict between billionaires, whose income comes from property and assets, such as a Saudi prince, and super-managers. Neither of these categories makes or produces anything but their wealth, which is really a super-wealth that has broken away from the everyday reality of the... more... - Eivind
"Some people claim that the takeoff at the very top reflects the emergence of a new class of “superstars”—entrepreneurs, entertainers, sports stars, authors, and the like—who have exploited new technologies, such as the Internet, to enlarge their earnings at the expense of others in their field. If this is true, high rates of inequality may reflect a harsh and unalterable reality:... more... - Eivind
Mary Carmen
Trying to encourage M to crawl so I put her toy just out of reach. She pulls the blanket till she can grab it :-/
Smart girl! - Katy S
She keeps foiling my plan! - Mary Carmen
But she is mastering tool use! - Katy S
FOILING I SAY! - Mary Carmen
The question is: Which of you is the superhero and which of you is the villain? - Katy S
I'm starting to believe that she is an evil genius. - Mary Carmen
I remember trying to get mine to crawl. I arranged a circle of toys around her thinking she would have to crawl to get to them...but no, she just rolled over & over till she got to what she wanted. - April Russo
Clever girl that one! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Sean McBride
These Sites Tell Which Of Your Accounts Have Been Hacked -
Neoliberalism, the Revolution in Reverse | Chris Lehmann | The Baffler -
Neoliberalism, the Revolution in Reverse | Chris Lehmann | The Baffler
"The world of neoliberal market consensus that we now inhabit would likely strike many of the movement’s founders as a grotesque parody of their own aims and intentions. But because it is a fable of intellectual overreach, as opposed to narrow economic self-interest, the neoliberal saga also bears an oddly hopeful moral. The seemingly impermeable armature of terrible social and economic thought that has bequeathed to us our present state of ruin is really a flimsy and jury-rigged set of market superstitions, and could readily be discarded for sturdier wares." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"Bangladeshi workers can either be more safe or starve more rapidly. But according to Epstein, they assuredly aren’t entitled to earn a living wage without the threat of being crushed or burned to death at any given moment. The pertinent market trade-offs simply won’t permit it. Indeed, if you want to know the truth, Epstein claims, “labor agitation was . . . one of the contributing... more... - Eivind
Victor Ganata
I think because of my preoccupation with fantasy worlds, when I first learned about the history of the Jesuits at my Jesuit-run high school, I imagined that St. Ignatius had founded an actual order of paladins.
I think it's mainly because of Ignatius's military training that I developed a sense that the Jesuits were kind of a quasimilitary arm of the Roman Catholic Church. - Victor Ganata
The head of the Jesuit order is called the Superior General. - Victor Ganata
I realize that I probably misinterpreted what "Church Militant" actually means. (More so than "crusader", it seems to be the Christian equivalent of "mujahid" which also seems to be similarly frequently misinterpreted.) - Victor Ganata
The founding document does make the quasimilitary nature of the Society of Jesus evident, though: "Whoever desires to serve as a soldier of God beneath the banner of the Cross in our Society, which we desire to be designated by the Name of Jesus, and to serve the Lord alone and the Church, his spouse, under the Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Christ on earth, should, after a solemn vow of... more... - Victor Ganata
My impression of Spanish history was very hazy when I was 11-13. It's like they probably explained it in class at some point but I missed it? and then I got mixed up about the expulsion of the Jews in 1492 and the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767 and I wasn't sure who was which and which was who and was there more than one expulsion and what are jesuits anyway and are they related to... more... - Betsy
(And that's what goes through my mind any time anyone mentions Jesuits.) - Betsy
Yeah, I'm not really sure what faction exactly shot Ignatius with a cannonball, or even what army Ignatius was serving with at the time. #TooManyWars - Victor Ganata
You are RUINING Assassin's Creed for me! (or you would be if I'd ever played those games... stupid backlog.) - Andrew C (✔)
Dang! I was just going to DM a longstanding FFer to thank them for some quality features they've made available as enhancements to FF. I believe we've been connected almost since I first came here regularly almost 6 years ago. (Can it be that long?) Anyway, he's apparently blocked me. Why does errbody hate me all of a sudden!?!
I honestly don't recall any "spats" here, or even any recent exchanges of any sort. Despite my best efforts (not that great, I grant you) I guess I've become more annoying than I thought. Dang. But, well, I shall forge ahead, for I yam what I yam. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
And to all of you who are still my friends, this isn't a ploy to "fish" for compliments. Just a statement of self-reflection at the discovery of this unfortunate turn of events. So don't feel compelled to post the nice things that many of you have in the recent past. The increasing frequency of these developments renders those kindly gestures unnecessary, 'cuz I remember them well... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I know, I know... I should just let these things go. And I have for most of the last 5 years. But in all of that time I was only aware of one time when I was blocked, and it was due to an unfortunate misundertanding for which I take full responsibility. Understandable. But now it's on another level. So I am obsessing just a bit, because this is FriendFeed. I don't care about this stuff... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I luh my FF buds. Even those who sever ties. I'll turn the other cheek, people! (It might not be the one you're expecting, though. Oh wait, you know me, so you probably will be expecting that one.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Mary Carmen
Happy Monday!
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Good morning, MC and Mariella. :) - Steven Perez
That child is going to take over the world. Put a good word in for Unca Barry? - MoTO Moca Blend
دختر مری کارمن هم به دنیا آمد و تو نیامدی - alireza6211
حالت چطوره مری ؟ - alireza6211
Hey Ali! I'm really well. How are you? What's new and exciting? - Mary Carmen
Dear Mary ! please kiss your cute baby from me :* no new news I am still alive unfortunately :) - alireza6211
Will, do! And it is fortunate that you are alive! - Mary Carmen
Thanks ! you are kind . I like to smell top of babies head .. infallible babies ! the whole of world is for babies - alireza6211
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