Archive for October, 2012

The Conservative Gene

October 26, 2012

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Selling Free Enterprise: The Business Assault on Labor and Liberalism, 1945-60
The Koch’s legacy
Property rights vs. human rights
The Power Elite by C.Wright Mills

Who Rules America
Neil Barofsky on the Need to Tackle Banking Reform
Before the Election was Over, Wall Street won
The Seventeen Solutions

Infrastructure Report Card
‘Lagarde List’ ~ Kostas Vaxevanis

Requiem for a Dinosaur

October 22, 2012

 

The Referendum – October 20, 2012 Yes No
Do you wish the Constitution Council’s proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? 66,3% 33,7%
In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property? 82,9% 17,1%
Would you like to see provisions in the new Constitution on an established (national) church in Iceland? 57,1% 42,9%
Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution authorising the election of particular individuals to the Althingi more than is the case at present? 78,4% 21,6%
Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution giving equal weight to votes cast in all parts of the country? 66,5% 33,5%
Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution stating that a certain proportion of the electorate is able to demand that issues are put to a referendum? 73,3% 26,7%

Final figures  (is)

You’re always, a day, a way!

October 19, 2012

“So there is a battle going on. The battle of Iceland. A battle between the old castle, now out of power, but full of money, and the people in the square, the people who have some power for the time being, but are deadly afraid it won’t last more than this coming winter. To safeguard themselves they want to write a new set of rules before the Gonna Fail Game starts again. This is why the referendum on Saturday is quite important.”

The Battle Of Iceland
Who are the plebs?  (is)

Fly-by-wire

October 13, 2012

“..it is a tale. Told by an idiot..”

The Law of Jante

The ten rules state:

  1. You are not to think you’re anything special.
  2. You are not to think you’re as good as us.
  3. You are not to think you’re smarter than us.
  4. You are not to convince yourself that you’re better than us.
  5. You are not to think you know more than us.
  6. You are not to think you are more important than us.
  7. You are not to think you are good at anything.
  8. You are not to laugh at us.
  9. You are not to think anyone cares about you.
  10. You are not to think you can teach us anything.

An eleventh rule recognized in the novel is:
11. You are not to think that there aren’t a few things we know about you.

The Formation of Men’s Attitudes   (Notes..)
Perception management
Ecstatic over SFO failings
The Lonely Crowd

Escape from Freedom
The Medium is the Massage
MediaGoblin!

Trauma

October 12, 2012

Not even Terror can subjugate the Unspoken Voice.

The history is littered with cocaine induced drivel from Vienna’s society and “cognition” modification dictates by old hippies, this may still linger because human suffering is such a fabulous business, – not forgetting Big Parma and cohorts.

The “simple” idea of a lock-down escapes even todays Nobel laureates, but when war criminals get Peace Prizes and Economists get prizes at all, this is not unexpected.

When Shock is the Doctrine of the day and Dragons are a foot, the Tiger is most welcome.

Peter A. Levine