What you think you know, you don't. I've been checking photographs I admire (lighting, pose, composition) on 500px. Perhaps I've been deceived as to lens/camera. I suppose I'm back to ... rent the bloody thing and actually SEE.
I've told the story in the past of my encounter with a mail robot at Upjohn Headquarters in Kalamazoo. I saw it rolling, thought it had gotten away from someone (the fact the carpeted floor was level should have tipped me off). I ran and tackled it, trying to stop it from rolling ... every secretary and administrative assistant came out to start hitting me with folders, binders ...
My only excuse is, I'd never seen one in my life before. So I'm a yokel. What else is new? No damage done, thankfully.
Yes, it is. For now. Understanding the Constitution is a good thing. Harboring convenient fantasies, when pushed too far, isn't healthy. Better to be spending time defending your local (threatened) issues. Seriously, people. Apply that anger and rhetoric somewhere it will actually DO something.
White House and Hill GOP leaders discussed the possibility of forgoing the painful budget process during last weekend’s Camp David legislative summit, according to four sources familiar with the talks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has argued that he cannot pass controversial deficit-reduction legislation using powerful budget procedures with his new 51-vote majority — and wasn’t even sure he could find the votes for a fiscal blueprint in the first place.
#fearof18 #dontwetyourpantsrepubs #runningscared #divisadero
You go now, and honestly, if you have white hair, you’re over the hill. They don’t believe that you can even understand the kind of movies that they like. It’s very true. I don’t understand. I mean, they’re voting for James Franco. How more absurd can life get than that?
And another quote: "I think people are intimidated by people with opinions."
Mr Reed, people don't fully understand what an 'opinion' actually is anymore. As my late friend Denise McCluggage repeatedly emphasized, the past is completely different. Fewer people! You moved in much smaller circles. Security was not necessary. You could walk up to the famous. We cannot fathom the ease of earlier eras. Indeed, noone is trying.
In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950.
We are well and truly screwed if we cannot turn this around.
You know, and not necessarily related to the above pullquote, I'm getting worried about 'revisionist interpretation.' Maybe this is a disease of age, but I see more and more 'definitive opinions' expressed that give no footnotes, no references, no proof of factuality. Also, the tendency to view the past through today's blinders (or color filter). Just as all science seems to be looking backwards through a global warming lens, today we're looking at everything through a me-too lens.
What we see today may be fact, but it may not be true. There's a difference.
Here lies our willful ignorance. Underneath it is the belief that we can—must—have the best of both worlds when giving our favorite writers a second life: the authentic, unaltered voice of the writer and a clean resulting work, no matter its state at the time of their death.
One life is all you get - likewise, any given body of work. The virtual mummy of Tolkein's work is too often propped up, new face painted on, and another fantasy series is born. None ever equal the original - how could they?
Foucault’s central claim is that such monitoring is worrisome, not just because of what corporations and states might do with our data, but because the act of watching is itself a devastating exercise of power. It has the capacity to influence behaviour and compel conformity and complicity, without our fully realising it.
Not convinced. I thought kids are no longer allowed to 'win' in school sports, that "everyone" is supposed to be a winner? Then they get dumped in the marketplace, and find that competition is very cutthroat, very real.
I suspect the glazed look on 18 and 21 year old faces is the result of "what happened to everyone winning?"
I would argue that a certain amount of 'social anxiety' is normal, and kids must learn to handle it in constructive ways. As I like to say, "make better mistakes FASTER in order to learn."