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Kim Kardashian goes "full frontal" and a good portion of mainstream media loses their mind. The truly fascinating aspect is the media once again exactly like politics selling the sizzle terrorized of actual steak. The media wanted in so very badly with articles that included pictures of Kim K with bars and blurring over her umm naughty bits.
The media wants so badly to use sex and sexuality to cash in but they won't own it. They want to be pure and dirty at same time. Your metaphor to the truly egregious reporting of extremist politicians in 2014 mid terms is of course welcome - WarLord
Steven Perez
think-progress: Workers at a Los Angeles Walmart began the first sit-down strike in the company’s history at around 2 p.m. on Thursday. The strike is to protest their low wages and a culture of retaliation at the company. The protestors have been chanting “Stand Up, Live Better! Sit Down, Live Better!” and covering their mouths with tape to... -
Workers at a Los Angeles Walmart began the first sit-down strike in the company’s history at around 2 p.m. on Thursday. The strike is to protest their low wages and a culture of retaliation at the company. The protestors have been chanting “Stand Up, Live Better! Sit Down, Live Better!” and covering their mouths with tape to symbolize efforts to silence protestors, according to a press release from OurWalmart. Community members are also planning to join the protest later in the evening.
Walmart workers stage first-ever sit-in strike | Follow ThinkProgress
Sit down strikes is how low wage easily replaced workers equalize the power structure. Far better than any picket line... #solidarity - WarLord
Todd Hoff
Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism -
Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism
"No one in their wildest imagination, including economists and business people, ever imagined the possibility of a technology revolution so extreme in its productivity that it could actually reduce marginal costs to near zero, making products nearly free, abundant and absolutely no longer subject to market forces" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
The point about this being the biggest change since the industrial revolution is a good one. And where we have experienced the change, in music, there's still no resolution. - Todd Hoff
in as much as most musicians can no longer make a living doing music... - Big Joe Silence
Correct. Though have they ever? - Todd Hoff
At this pong the disruption economy like Uber is a race to bottom for wages with the CEO making much money (at least to begin) - WarLord
yes, we did. many of us. now even many long-time professionals are struggling. - Big Joe Silence
Yep, this is the problem, WarLord - Todd Hoff
Big Joe Silence, What's different now? - Todd Hoff
a combination of things. predatory practices in the business side of things is a big part. publishers and labels and agents/promoters and content delivery middlemen, etc... getting some or all of your merchandise profits snatched away from you is a huge problem, since that's what many artists live on now. do you really want me to write a paper on this for you? we no longer get paid even what's agreed upon in contracts anymore. - Big Joe Silence
Yes, a paper would be a great. I think it would help people really understand what's going on. Though I'm guessing you weren't serious about that. I always thought labels stole, er, got most of the money? How can they take the merch deals? The dream was artists could remove the middlepersons and make money directly from their fans. It seems aggregators are hard to kill. - Todd Hoff
i was joking about writing a paper. duplicated effort, as this has been covered plenty by others over the past 15 years. major labels are on the way out, yes. as for DIY, doing that profitably takes capital that most musicians don't have unless they've already been at it as a successful business for at least 5-7 years. but the fact is even the venues demand a huge cut of merch profits, which is making it difficult to pay the bills, much less make any money. - Big Joe Silence
as for the aggregators, they've increasingly found themselves in a position of power and are abusing it. you can't really sell downloadable music without going through one or more of them and they tack on all kinds of contractual conditions/clauses and fees for the pleasure of letting them take an additional cut when you sell units. i don't remember physical distribution being this abusive back in the 80s or 90s. - Big Joe Silence
I don't really know anything about this, but to be on spotify and other services you can't go directly to them? - Todd Hoff - Taylor Swift Is the Music Industry. Interesting. She had the only album to sell more than a million records. “For a digital download, Taylor Swift will probably take home 50 percent of retail,” says Alice Enders, a London-based music industry analyst. “So that’s 50¢ or 60¢, a lot of money compared to a fraction of a penny,” she says. - Todd Hoff
Dear news organisations. If Kim Kardashian's butt shot gets higher billing than the comet landing, kindly go fuck yourselves.
did her butt become sentient?! - ellbeecee
Did they land a satellite on her butt? - Steve C Team Marina
did the harpoon fire yet? - Big Joe Silence
This should dispel any notion that the "news" is for anything other than stirring up shit and infotainment. - Mo Kargas
News as currently presented is a short interlude between commercials so of course Kim's Butt is umm big news ;) - WarLord
What Mo said. - Jenny H. from Android
"I like big butts and I cannot lie". I also like chocolate. Neither is news. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I like big butts and I cannot lie / unlike the media, my patience they try / when a story walks in with an itty bitty base / and a complicated case / they're sprung / into celebrity dreck - Pete
And there he goes... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
it's my one talent and solace in this vale of sorrow - Pete
And we are comforted. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
it didn't make the news here, at least not the main headlines of BBC reports. - Pete
Atul Arora
RT @mattcutts: " 'Net Neutrality' is Obamacare for the Internet." <--said Ted Cruz, unironically. Wild to see Cruz burn bridges with many tech-savvy folks.
Judging by last election Ted o any other Republican has no worry - nobody who cares about Net neutrality actually you know VOTES!! #epicsiliconvalleyfail - WarLord
J Wynia
If cars were sold like cell phones in the US, they'd be "free" with gas priced at $25/gallon.
Let me tell you about distance caps... - Stephan from iPhone
Not to mention toll roads should have much higher speed limits - WarLord
Isn't that basically the idea behind leasing vehicles? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I've got a great idea for a conference session. It's called "Whiskey with Zamms." You come with me to a bar, and you drink whiskey with me. If you last more than a half-hour of me going on about Swedish satanic metal or whatever, I'll buy you around. I'll only do it if I can get a sponsor.
And I mean, proper sponsorship. None of this mass-produced whiskey that advertises on TV. - Zamms
Or Lagavulin, which probably does advertise on TV, but "works like a depth charge... POW" - Zamms
I have a bottle of Lagavulin at home. Suddenly thirsty. And I would sign up for this conference session in a heartbeat. - Hookuh Tinypants
Do you like Swedish satanic metal? - Zamms
I'm familiar with Bathory. Does that get me in the door at least? :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Oh, wanting whiskey gets you in the door. I'm testing your Zamms Talking Tolerance (ZTT). - Zamms
And interesting take on the Human Library concept ( Call it the Human Barfly Project? - John Dupuis
"Hey, I was wondering if I could borrow an Italian-American with an affinity for whiskey and metal and once met Doug Flutie." - Zamms
Practicing for this conference session tonight. Also: - Zamms
Be a fascinating Kickstarter... "and for $100 you get to actually drink the #whiskey - WarLord
Wait wait wait. I don't remember "liking" this. This is brilliant. - Meg VMeg
It works at any conference! Also, keep in mind that your $100 contribution to my Kickstarter will significantly improve the whiskey we're drinking. - Zamms
Glenn Beck announces he’s been battling rare neurological illness via @Salon. In other news #Karma always balances
If karma were really real, he'd have to afford treating that condition on what SSDI pays out to the avg person... - Spidra Webster
If it truly does feel like someone is pounding glass shards into the bottoms of his feet we are getting close.... #karmatakeshertime - WarLord
Jay Rosen
I think it was mean and careless of NBC to give Luke Russert his unearned place in the news. That's not honoring Tim.
"Born on third base and thinks he hit a triple", as I believe the saying goes. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
And ever after this fan of nullification who carries a gun to protect herself from our government shall be known as Senator Ernst #personalityplusaninemillimeter - WarLord
Steven Perez
Monday again? NOPE. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning from #snowpocalypse - WarLord
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Snowbound WarLord and WarDaughter. :) - Steven Perez
It's been a while bunneh, hope you enjoyed any previous mornings I missed since our last encounter as well. "\o, - Zu from AOD
Good morning, Elijah. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Cubicles Rise in a Brave New World of Publishing - -
Cubicles Rise in a Brave New World of Publishing -
"Michael Pietsch was given his first private office when he became an editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons 30 years ago. He got his first corner office when he was named publisher of Little, Brown and Company in 2001. He moved into an even bigger corner office — with a large living room area — 11 years later, after being promoted to chief executive of Little, Brown’s parent, the Hachette Book Group. Mr. Pietsch still runs Hachette. But last month, he started working in a 6-by-7-foot cubicle. Except for a few family photos, it is identical to the 519 other cubes in his company’s new Midtown headquarters. Or more or less identical. “I gave myself a window cube,” Mr. Pietsch said recently, as he led a visitor into his company’s sprawling new space. Originally conceived in 1950s Germany, the open-plan office has migrated from tech start-ups to advertising agencies, architecture firms and even city governments. Now it has reached what is perhaps its most unlikely frontier yet: book publishing." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Few industries seem as uniquely ill suited to the concept. The process of acquiring, editing and publishing books is rife with moments requiring privacy and quiet concentration. There are the sensitive negotiations with agents; the wooing of prospective authors; the poring over of manuscripts. Quite apart from the practical concerns, there are atmospheric ones. The quintessential... more... - Jessie
"The original plan was to move to a smaller space and simply reduce the number of private offices. Mr. Pietsch considered various permutations, including giving offices to only the 70 or so vice presidents, or the 12 members of the executive management board. But the more spaces Mr. Pietsch visited, the more attracted he became to the idea of going 100 percent open plan. “As I looked at... more... - Jessie
Books as commodity means literary workers are a fungible asset Easily replaceable with little unique skill set... #cubefarms - WarLord
I still don't like open plan offices, but I've been seeing some that look like they work. The one I've been seeing a lot lately: the team leader sits by the windows facing out. Their group has walls surrounding them, but not many dividers between them. They all sit along the wall. That frees up the middle section for a conference table or office machine island. For privacy, conference rooms of various set ups are created. - Anika
William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook via @Salon
"... Could you go into that a little bit more, what you mean by an “endless now”? Fifty years ago, I think now was longer. I think that the cultural and individual concept of the present moment was a year, or two, or six months. It wasn’t measured in clicks. Concepts of the world and of the self couldn’t change as instantly or in some cases as constantly. And I think that has resulted in there being a now that’s so short that in a sense it’s as though it’s eternal. We’re just always in the moment. ..." - WarLord
#shocked Cuomo had a secret re-election 'pact' with Republicans via @nypost
"... The state’s most powerful Republican secretly worked for months to help Democratic Gov. Cuomo win re-election — in exchange for Cuomo’s promise not to aid Senate Democrats in their Long Island races, a top New York GOP leader has charged. ... - WarLord
#deflation Oil Price Slide - No Good Way Out via @gailtheactuary
"... In fact, the two major problems of oil limits are likely to be shrinking debt and shrinking wages. The reason that oil supply will drop is likely to be because customers cannot afford to pay for it; they don’t have jobs that pay well and they can’t get loans. ..." - WarLord
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RT @smikecarter: The case for continuing low #oil prices. "Oil Price Slide - No Good Way Out via @gailtheactuary" #energy #degrowth
RT @smikecarter: The case for continuing low #oil prices. "Oil Price Slide - No Good Way Out  via @gailtheactuary" #energy #degrowth
THIS: "... are facing today, and it is a very difficult issue. We have been hearing for so long that the problem of “peak oil” will be inadequate supply and high prices that we cannot adjust our thinking to the real situation. In fact, the two major problems of oil limits are likely to be shrinking debt and shrinking wages. The reason that oil supply will drop is likely to be because customers cannot afford to pay for it; they don’t have jobs that pay well and they can’t get loans. ..." - WarLord
This Is Not a Drill: Pepsi Confirms Existence of Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew - Eater -
This Is Not a Drill: Pepsi Confirms Existence of Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew - Eater
"The food and beverage corporation, which owns both the Mountain Dew and Dorito brands, confirmed to Quartz this afternoon that it's indeed testing a "Doritos-inspired flavor" of Dew. Thus far, "Dewitos" (which is plural for some reason) is only available at select colleges and universities, where one Redditor says he got a sneak peek of the drink: "It honestly wasn't that disgusting," the drinker reports. "It tasted like orange with a Doritos after taste." Congratulations everyone, the Doritofication of America is already here." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
o.O - Jessie
That's nasty. - Anika
No. No. Also, no. - Mo Kargas
In case Mo didn't mention this: no. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Non. - Julian
Oh HELL NO. - Janet
Ugh. - rönin
i like Doritos, i like Mountain Dew... FSCK NO!! - Big Joe Silence
It's being marketed to colleges. Once they mix it with Admiral Nelson spiced rum, it'll be a hit. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
I'm guessing bacon flavored Vodka would mix with it - WarLord
Filing patent on sour cream onion dip flavored rum. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Ewwwww. - Anne Bouey
Doritos-and-rum-barf-flavoured Mountain Dew will be the next big thing. - Big Joe Silence
Metro Area Forecast: 10 - 16 inches of wet blowing snow predicted to begin at 3am Monday morning... Careful out there. Kids - WarLord
Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Rest well, my old friend. May you find all the bacon, butter and cheese you can eat, and all the tennis balls you can chase on the other side. Isaac 6/1/02-11/6/14.
I'm so sorry, Bren. - Corinne L
I'm sorry, Bren **hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
<3 - Kristin from iPhone
so sorry, bren. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
:( - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm sorry, Bren. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm very sorry, Bren. - bentley
*hugs* - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
(((Bren))) - Jenny H. from Android
So very sad, so very sorry. :( - Janet from BuddyFeed
Sorry, Bren. - Stephan from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Be well - WarLord
So sorry, Bren. I said goodbye to my 17 years old cat just three days ago, I know how you feel. Hugs. - Tricia McMillan from Android
such a sweet face - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I love this picture. - bentley
:* - TaS
love and hugs to you and yours, doll. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Isaac was my first dog. He'd been with me since he was 8 weeks old. He was uniquely awesome. I'll miss him. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Aw, I'm sorry Bren. - Anika
Thanks for the kindness, everyone. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
I'm so sorry. :( - LB's never Kippled
;_; - ani
I'm sorry, Bren. :( Rest in Peace lil man. <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Aw, I'm sorry Bren. Goodbye Good Dog <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Currently reading Pope Demotes Outspoken American Conservative Cardinal
0 in Share . Pope Francis on Saturday demoted an outspoken conservative American cardinal who has been highly critical of the pontiff's reformist leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Raymond Burke, 66, was removed as head of the Vatican's highest court and appointed to the ceremonial post of chaplain of the charity group Knights of Malta - WarLord
laura x
Someone tell me some good news.
I got nothing. no good news in NC. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
but: Scott Brown was defeated by two women. tm Rachel Maddow. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Our choir is sounding good and ready for our concert next week. - Kirsten
Berkeley is the first city in the nation to pass a soda tax. - kendrak from Android
Pippin is peeing in his boss like a champ. - lris from Android
same as Stephanie. Our race was very close but Kay Hagen was up against over a year's worth of negative advertising. just imagine hearing "Kay Hagen just doesn't understand" over and over and over in a southern drawl ad nauseum - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Oakland elected a mayor born & raised here. I've met her, and she's a really nice person. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In my county, ballot questions passed to set up funding for the arts and to increase funding for women's health programs. - John (bird whisperer)
my city just passed funding for new streets and a new main library and new parks. - Big Joe Silence
You're the next contestant on The Price is Right! - Julian
love is a real thing. i consider that good news. - Big Joe Silence
Coke is THE real thing. - Julian
Today is not Monday. - imabonehead
my colon is the size of a zeppelin and just as full of explosive gas. - Big Joe Silence
Thank you, everyone. Stephanie, I feel your pain. - laura x
ALL humans can get married in NC. That is a good thing. Also, apparently Hagan = Obamacare is a bad thing. I thought it was a good thing. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We get to be beatniks now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
NJ doesn't have any Republican Senators. - April Russo
I have "joy" in a bottle - wish I could dab a little on FF for us all. - Jen
100 women in Congress! the 100th from NC! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Autumn finally showed up in South Texas. - Steven Perez
861 words #yayme - WarLord
Cross country is over. Waif is getting the hang of Pre Calculus. My mother is excited about us coming for Thanksgiving. Terry Lynn Land will NOT be my Senator. I think you're the bees knees. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I still live in a blue state (NY). - Elizabeth Brown
Thursday November 6 is National "Men Make Dinner Day" according to my lovely wife and this website #thinkingsteak
Suggested menu not to include: sandwiches from office vending machine - WarLord
RT @TuxcedoCat: If you hate Michele Bachmann, you're really, really gonna hate Joni Ernst! #maddow #GOPDumbEmDownTheyWillVote4U
And yet there she is a believer in Nullification who wild now forevermore be addressed as Senator Ernst and is one of 100 most powerful people in Washington DC - WarLord
RT @TheBaxterBean: States Benefiting Most From Obama’s Health Law Elected Republicans
This: “Born and raised Republican,” Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer who was grateful for new Medicaid coverage, said of herself. “I ain’t planning on changing now.” - WarLord
The fascinating thing that emerges from Tuesday's Democratic Rout (pat pending) is number of liberal issues that were decided by referendum: Minimum wage was raised, Paid sick leave was approved, Marijuana made more strides and in California entire classes of laws were downgraded to misdemeanor. Populist Liberal issues were popular, and Democrats
And Democrats were not. Or at least Faux Democrats running against President Obama and Affordable Care Act were unelectable... as a referendum on how we feel about our Black President and his Affordable Care Act or a Republican Mandate the tea leaves seem murky. As a testament to the utter failure of center right Blue Dog Democrats it seems pretty clear cut - WarLord
Plus of course another example of what happens when Democrats and Republicans BOTH run against the incumbent President - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
RT @karsh: Yo. This is a must read. --> The Other Side of Diversity
RT @karsh: Yo. This is a must read. --> The Other Side of Diversity
Fascinating read - WarLord
Erica used to be on Friendfeed a lot! - Laura Norvig
This is exactly what it's like to work/live in white America. It is stressful having people form ideas about you based on what they see on TV. She mentioned music--and I've mentioned it here several times--how I am supposed to know everything about white musicians, but white people have no problem saying "I don't listen to [black people music]." I've never gone as far as her; losing my... more... - Anika
I worry about these issues with Waif. A lot. And while I've experienced quite a bit of what Erica writes about, I at least had a stable black community to rely on before heading out into the working world. Waif has no such respite. I do not mean to offend anyone but white people often read their life experiences as de facto "normal" and have no conception of or interest in, what is... more... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Brave piece. If you ever get a chance to hang out with Erica, do it. She's a wonderful person. - Stephen Mack
That was a good read indeed. But sometimes, you gotta do something yourself if you want people to respect you and take you serious. I have been a minority in a different country and culture and can relate to what she says, but I also did manage to be more serious than my colleagues. It's a big challenge, requires a lot of stubbornness, but still doable. - الک‌ دخت
again, B nails it. "I owe you the respect to accept your life experience as valid" all the time, to everyone. it stuns me how otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people fail to grasp this essential concept. it is how I endeavor to live and I am never sorry for it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Excellent piece. - Corinne L
Steven Perez
Some of the strange meats I've eaten include:
Dog. - Steven Perez
Cat. - Steven Perez
Squid, - Steven Perez
Octopus. - Steven Perez
Eel. - Steven Perez
Shark. - Steven Perez
Goat. - Steven Perez
Buffalo. - Steven Perez
Rattlesnake. - Steven Perez
Frog. - Steven Perez
Alligator. - Steven Perez
Crocodile. - Steven Perez
Horse. - Steven Perez
Duck. - Steven Perez
That's a lot of meals. - Julian
*hides Plum and Sophie from the bunneh* - Katy S
Cat did not taste good at all. - Steven Perez
Ostrich - WarLord
*hides Sadie and Lateralus for when Bunneh comes to the OC* - Tamara J. B.
WarLord: Haven't had it. Probably won't now, since I've gone pescetarian. - Steven Perez
I have had rabbit. - Katy S
Hey, I'm no cannibal. :) - Steven Perez
Oh, I forgot: Javelina. - Steven Perez
What was your favorite? - Stephen Mack
Kangaroo. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I liked buffalo burgers the best. You have to cook them perfectly, but if you do, they're delicious. - Steven Perez
Mmm, kangaroo ... :) - Steven Perez
Best roo I had was at a tepanyaki restaurant at the Gold Coast on our honeymoon. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Vegemite ? - Lorenzo R v rs
I've tried it. Did not like it. - Steven Perez from Android
Buffalo is very good but lean so yeah need to be coddled on grill but flavorful and high Iron - WarLord
*adds moose, caribou, elk, and mule deer* - Jenny H. from Android
I have not had a bunch of these, but OTOH it would not even have occurred to me to add squid, octopus, or eel to the list. Or duck. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I've had squab and goose. Also, pork stomach (buche), book tripe, honeycomb tripe, gizzards, turkey tails, tongue, beef and pork cheeks, beef lung (tastes like liver. Would not recommend), liver. Oh, and chicken and pig feet. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Iguana - Iván Abrego from Android
Most reptiles taste like chicken. - Steven Perez
Really delicious cooked in salsa verde or chipotle - Iván Abrego
A Halloween night Uber ride cost a woman $362—so she crowdfunded it -
A Halloween night Uber ride cost a woman $362—so she crowdfunded it
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Wow that whole sharing thing is damned expensive - Nine Times SURGE pricing #ripoff #whatthefuckissurgeprocinganyway - WarLord
Steven Perez
Police Admit No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson Was Intended to Keep Media Out
Police Admit No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson Was Intended to Keep Media Out
The sharing economy has a race problem via @Salon
"... I offer no opinion as to whether Airbnb or any other specific business in the sharing economy is affected by implicit bias. But given that implicit bias is pervasive in nearly every other area of life, it would be surprising if the sharing economy bore no trace of such bias. And certain features of the sharing economy raise particular concerns ..." - WarLord
Melly - #TeamMarina
Who is doing NaNoWriMo? Would love to read your stuff at the end of the month if you're willing :o)
I'm expecting drek with a few bright spots, but if I can muster the courage I'll remember this. :) - Heather
I'm doing Nanowrimo this year Welcomed November at a Midnight Write In. I'm open to having you read my stuff let's see how many words I end the month - WarLord
I was going to, but November is oddly filling with weekend social activities and since weekends are my prime writing time, I'm just going to pass this year. Good luck to all of you who are writing! - vicster: hon. canadian
I have an idea in mind, but I don't know if I'll actually get it done. - Steven Perez
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