Category Archives: Community, creativity, corpocracy

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Suit seeks a Supreme Court Order (Mandamus) to review FISA order

  Suit seeks a Supreme Court Order (Mandamus) to review FISA order Silicon Law! An extraordinary proceeding has been initiated in the Supreme Court. The petitioners are seeking a Mandamus directed to the FISA court. Portions of  the petition are … Continue reading

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Brother, can you spare a dime?

Corpocracy Watch! Consider these staggering numbers and the power they represent. Similar numbers exist for nations worldwide. John Lanchester · Let’s consider Kate: Can we tame the banks? · LRB 18 July 2013 John Lanchester asks what is to be … Continue reading

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Dürer’s world and use of talent

Dürer’s world and use of talent Creativity Watch! The person of talent gives to the world around him when he applies that talent. Car mechanics, carpenters, hair stylists–all who work and apply. Magnificently gifts come from those with great talent. … Continue reading

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Leaked Pakistani Report on U.S. Drone War

From Democracy Now! Leaked Pakistani Report on U.S. Drone War Undermines Claims of Low Civilian Toll | Democracy Now! A leaked Pakistani government report has bolstered claims that civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes are far higher than the Obama … Continue reading

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Deepa Kumar–American Liberalism and the national security state

CW! Extract from an opinion and analysis by Professor Deepa Kumar in Al Jazeera American Liberalism and the national security state Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of Media Studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University. The Obama administration’s … Continue reading

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Compassion and civic rationality

Compassion and civic rationality From 900 to 200 BCE humanity experienced an “axial age ” of promise, advance, and defeat. The advances of that age were knowledge and understanding of humanity and how it works collectively.  The defeats were dished … Continue reading

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Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey

Corpocracy Watch! picked this up from the Guardian …Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday [emphasis added]: Mr. Snowden, Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent, … Continue reading

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The Greeks in the Axial Age

Culture Watch! The Greeks in the Axial Age The Axial Age. Karen Armstrong introduces us to the powerful concept of an Axial Age extending roughly seven centuries. “From about 900 to 200 BCE, in four distinct regions, the great world … Continue reading

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Police state

  Police State    We took a brief vacation to the coast for two days this week. One by-product was looking at two hard copy newspapers each morning over coffee, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I … Continue reading

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Bach’s musical mobius strip: The Musical Offering

CW! received the following wonderful musical note from a friend in Philmont, NY. WE hope the link continues to operate. The Musical Offering has an interesting origin and history: “The Musical Offering (German title Musikalisches Opfer or Das Musikalische Opfer), … Continue reading

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