27-07-2018

~ KBN ~ Klaatu Barada Nikto ~ Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) ~ Edmund North ~ The Day The Earth Stood Still ~ 1951

~ TRWNBT ~ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Small Talk At 125th And Lenox ~ 1970

~ FAST-A-WMB-OW-OI-OTDOOP-TCATSOFAE ~ Facts Are Stubborn Things – And – Whatever May Be – Our Wishes – Our Inclinations – Or The Dictates Of Our Passion – They Cannot Alter The State Of Facts And Evidence ~ John Adams ~ 01-4-12-1770

~ ASMR ~ Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

~ PRAE ~ Proper Rejections And Exclusions ~ Francis Bacon ~ Noavum Organum ~ 1620

~ BTTNOTP-IIY-OS-DNUSVH-WATVFOOF!-OSL-TPOCI-STNOCB-C-C-O-EC ~ By The Ten Noses Of The Phoo – I Implore You – O Stranger – Do Not Utter Such Vile Heresy – Which Attacks The Very Foundations Of Our Freedom! – Our Supreme Law – The Principle Of Civic Initiative – States That No One Can Be – Compelled – Constrained – Or – Even Coaxed ~ Stanislaw Lem ~ Memoirs Of A Space Traveller ~ 1981

~ WARA-R-B-A-M-S-AD-E-TINTTSITN-E-TMIAAW-TINTTSITN-E ~ Women Are Regularly Assaulted – Raped – Beaten – Abused – Murdered – Sold – And Disappeared – Everywhere – That Means In America As Well – This Is Not The Top Story In The News – Ever ~ Greg Proops ~ The Smartest Book In The World ~ 2015

~ WFBO-TCPPOD-BD-TIAGTO-L-D-A-O-UBDFCE ~ When Facts Become Opinions – The Collective Policymaking Process Of Democracy – Breaks Down – There Is A Growing Tolerance Of – Lies – Distortions – And – Obfuscation – Unbalanced By Demands For Concrete Evidence ~ John Adams ~ 01-4-12-1770

~ UP&UA ~ Unexamined Privilege And Unquestioned Authority ~ A

~ T-W-CP-CSITW ~ The – White-Collar People – Crept Silently Into This World ~ Charles Wright Mills ~ White Collar ~ 1951

~ IHKTISOP ~ I Have Known The Inexorable Sadness Of Pencils ~ Theodore Roethke ~ Dolor ~ 1948

~ FEFF ~ Form Ever Follows Function ~ Louis Sullivan ~ The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered ~ 1896

~ SHNET ~ Screen-Harvested Narsisticatively-Engineered Trollope ~ A

~ C-PW ~ Conspiracy-Propagating Websites ~ Kate Starbird ~ Seattle Times ~ 29-03-2017

~ PF ~ Paid Friend

~ PFTTPF ~ Paid Friend To The Paid Friend

~ TIWDLL ~ This Is What Democracy Looks Like ~ 1999

~ COAT-OATD-A-DAWTMYPW-VP ~ Crack Out A Thesaurus – Or Any Tiny Dinosaur – And – Discover A Word That Makes Your Point With – Vigorous Precision

~ BCD ~ Broadband Cortical Desynchronization ~ Suresh Muthukumaraswamy ~ 08-09-2013

~ CMB ~ Cosmic Microwave Background

~ AWCIB-B-LOO-B-UMC-B-P-A-NT-B-ISAR ~ A Woman’s Career Is Blocked – By – Lack Of Opening – By – Unjust Male Competition – By – Prejudice – And – Not Least – By – Inadequate Salary And Recognition ~ Katharine Gibbs

~ T-GB-THAG-GR-TTAMATPC-IAWTTCGI-LOO ~ They – Genuinely Believe – They Have A God-Given Right – To Take As Much As They Possibly Can – In Any Way That They Cant Get It – Legal Or Otherwise ~ 28-04-2013 ~ Jeffrey Sachs ~ [David Graeber ~ Bullshit Jobs ~ 2018]

~ ISYN ~ I Shit You Not

~ FFF ~ Form Follows Finance ~ Carol Willis ~ Form Follows Finance ~ 1995

~ NAHO-TMO-WHBW ~ No Adequate History Of – The Meanings Of Work – Has Been Written ~ Charles Wright Mills ~ White Collar ~ 1951

~ AHPFTF ~ A Homeless Person From The Future

~ FUM-P-FOBRIOOE-ITGS ~ For Us Moderns – Perhaps – Fear Of Being Ridiculous In Our Own Eyes – Is The Greatest Shame ~ Dorothee Soell ~ Death By Bread Alone ~ 01-09-1978

~ DBD-IEW-IA-GBAB ~ Day By Day – In Every Way – I Am – Getting Better And Better ~ Emile Coue ~ Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion ~ 1922

~ L-HM&S-HW ~ Long-Haired Men And Short-Haired Women ~ Robert Ingersoll

~ L-HM&S-HW ~ Long-Haired Men And Short-Haired Women ~ Billy Sunday

~ MRE ~ Meals Ready To Eat ~ 1975 ~ United States Of America

~ NIAWOT-IYUTEW ~ Nothing Is A Waste Of Time – If You Use The Experience Wisely ~ Auguste Rodin ~ [Malvina Hoffman ~ Heads And Tales ~ 1936]

~ WSOHA-AMM-EUA-AR-AC-O-AC ~ What Starts Out Here – As A Mass Movement – Ends Up As – A Racket – A Cult – Or – A Corporation ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The Temper Of Our Times ~ 1967

~ P-M ~ Professional-Managerials ~ David Graeber ~ Bullshit Jobs ~ 2018

~ TBLAC-WTWAFOPI ~ The Best Lack All Conviction – While The Worst Are Full Of Passionate Intensity ~ William Butler Yeats ~ The Second Coming ~ 1919

~ MFTS ~ Medicine For The Soul ~ Albert Hoffmann ~ LSD: My Problem Child ~ 1979

~ A!-EII! ~ Astonishing! – Everything Is Intelligent! ~ Pythagoras

~ T-T-OABCOVIA-BTTLPIWII-CAP-O-DAT ~ To – Truth – Only A Brief Celebration Of Victory Is Allowed – Between The Two Long Periods In Which It Is – Condemned As Paradoxical – Or – Disparaged As Trivial ~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ The World As Will And Representation ~ 1881

~ TBNIAOOO ~ The Best New Ideas Are Often Old Ones ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ CRISPR ~ Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats

~ FFTE ~ Freedom From The Economy ~ Herbert Marcuse ~ One-Dimensional Man ~ 1964

~ UBI ~ Universal Basic Income

~ CD ~ Citizen’s Dividend

~ SD ~ Social Dividend

~ SW ~ Social Wage

~ GLI ~ Guaranteed Livable Income

~ SS ~ Shakespeare’s Sister ~ Virginia Woolf ~ A Room Of One’s Own ~ 1929

~ SIL ~ Single-Issue Legislatures ~ Alexander Guerrero

~ LTTOTSITHTD-OITEHAH ~ Let’s Test The Owners To See If They Have Taken Drugs – Or If They Even Have A Heart ~ Greg Proops ~ The Smartest Book In The World ~ 2015

~ JBWDKHSWDMTIDW ~ Just Because We Don’t Know How Something Works Doesn’t Mean That It Doesn’t Work

~ DWTBF ~ Disinformation Wants To Be Free ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ PNE ~ Peaceful Nuclear Explosion

~ PED ~ Performance Enhancing Drugs

~ WTBO-TCE?-W-IA-OM-I-OT-FTA-WOTQ ~ Want To Be On – The Cutting Edge? – Well – It’s All – Or Mostly – Ignorance – Out There – Forget The Answers – Work On The Questions ~ Stuart Firestein ~ Ignorance ~ 2012

~ IBTTITPUWI-AB-SFOTM-DITHL-IISTKTTBTT ~ I Believe That This Instinct To Perpetuate Useless Work Is – At Bottom – Simply Fear Of The Mob – Dangerous If They Had Leisure – It Is Safer To Keep Them Too Busy To Think ~ George Orwell ~ Down And Out In Paris And London ~ 1933

~ TFIAH-IJNVED ~ The Future Is Already Here – It’s Just Not Very Evenly Distributed ~ William Gibson ~ 31-08-1993

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ 1864 ~ The Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ YBLSWYA ~ Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are ~ Amy Cuddy ~ ?-06-2012

~ PP ~ Power Posing ~ Amy Cuddy ~ Presence ~ 2015

~ SS ~ Shakespeare’s Sister ~ Virginia Woolf ~ A Room Of One’s Own ~ 1929

~ TIAIOTCO ~ The Intolerance And Ignorance Of The Chosen Ones

~ TOTA ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ Martin Esslin ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ 1962

~ TOTA ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ Wolfgang Bauer ~ The Feverhead ~ 1967

~ S-I-R-WTSDHS-D ~ Sometimes – Ideas – Return – When They Should Definitely Have Stayed – Dead ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ YTI-D-ITS-ITJ-AOKURTTCRIB ~ You’re Television Incarnate – Diana – Indifferent To Suffering – Insensitive To Joy – All Of Life Is Reduced To The Common Rubble Of Banality ~ Max Schumacher (William Holden) ~ Paddy Chayefsky ~ Network ~ 1976

~ WDTALLUR? ~ Why Do They Always Look Like Unhappy Rabbits? ~ Miss Casswell (Marilyn Monroe) ~ Joseph Mankiewicz ~ All About Eve ~ 1950

(Marilyn Monroe) ~ Joseph L. Mankiewicz ~ All About Eve ~ 1950

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~ NTOOD-ITNTOL ~ Not To Think Of Dying – Is To Not Think Of Living ~ Jann Arden

~ R-ATROTG-TEC-TPA-TPTTCPT ~ Regulations – Are The Rules Of The Game – To Ensure Competition – To Prevent Abuses – To Protect Those That Cannot Protect Themselves ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ WLTPUMGCFTEOLWHNCOP ~ We’ve Learned That Piling Up Material Goods Cannot Fill The Emptiness Of Lives Which Have No Confidence Or Purpose ~ Jimmy Carter ~ 15-07-1979

~ RADCBLACS:IYTILE-IWTYAYWTK ~ Risk Assessment Data Can Be Like A Captured Spy: If You Torture It Long Enough – It Will Tell You Anything You Want To Know ~ William Ruckelshaus ~ Risk In A Free Society ~ 1984

~ WHTRTCBTAETTCFB-PEBB-NWIGTHTTIALAAROTE?-WSDK-B-WNBHTKOE ~ We Have To Remember The Children Born Today Are Exposed To These Chemicals From Birth – Perhaps Even Before Birth – Now What Is Going To Happen To Them In Adult Life As A Result Of That Exposure? – We Simply Don’t Know – Because – We’ve Never Before Had This Kind Of Experience ~ Rachel Carson

~ NPLDIRL ~ Naked People Look Different In Real Life ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ IDKAAM-IML-YDHT ~ I Don’t Know Anything About Music – In My Line – You Don’t Have To ~ Elvis Presley

~ A-OTAC-CSC ~ And – One Thing About Clowns – Clowns Sell Copy ~ Charlie Leduff ~ Detroit ~ 2013

~ OFICTTA ~ Our Fate Is Connected To The Animals ~ Rachel Carson

~ RHIOR ~ Rot Has Its Own Rationale ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ MIC-ICBBIBBPCA-TSMETAADTLT ~ Money Is Credit – It Can Be Brought Into Being By Private Contractual Agreements – The State Merely Enforces The Agreement And Dictates The Legal Terms ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ DWYAMYIOWYWTB? ~ Does Who You Are Match Your Idea Of Who You Want To Be? ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ ANT ~ Automatic Negative Thoughts

~ H-ITTTVPTV ~ Hypocrisy – Is The Tribute That Vice Pays To Virtue ~ Francois La Rochefoucauld ~ Maxims ~ 1959

~ IW-UTMAMOTGM-IINPTCARTM-ATOW-WTKAI? ~ If We Understand – The Mechanism And Motives Of The Group Mind – Is It Not Possible To Control And Regiment The Masses – According To Our Will – Without Their Knowing About It? ~ Edward Bernays ~ The Engineering Of Consent ~ 1946

~ BONSAAT ~ Bunch Of Narcissists Sitting Around A Table

~ T[S]H-WTTDO-WSHALH ~ That [S]He – Who Throws The Dice Often – Will Sometimes Have A Lucky Hit ~ Thomas More ~ Utopia ~ 1516

~ IISC-AST-AL-HMLWIH?-F-N-OF-FMC-TTAL-WNMIS ~ If I Should Call – A Sheep’s Tail – A Leg – How Many Legs Would It Have? – Five – No – Only Four – For My Calling – The Tail A Leg – Would Not Make It So ~ The Weekly Standard ~ Raleigh ~ North Carolina ~ 29-10-1862

~ TPIWTFRI ~ The Periphery Is Where The Future Reveals Itself ~ James Ballard

~ TMMND ~ Too Many Millionaires Next Door ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ IDNKWWW-WWIII-WBF-B-WWIV-WBFWSAS I Do Not Know With What Weapons – World War III – Will Be Fought – But – World War IV – Will Be Fought With Sticks And Stones ~ Albert Einstein

~ WWGTG ~ Who Will Guard The Guards? ~ Juvenal

~ SSP ~ Si Se Puede ~ Delores Huerta ~ 1972

~ ITTINDBTAP-PTI ~ In Theory There Is No Difference Between Theory And Practice – In Practice There Is ~ Yogi Berra

~ BTPB ~ Beware The Philosopher Bureaucrat ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ TWIFOOTWBBACEO ~ The World Is Full Of Obvious Things Which Nobody By Any Chance Ever Observes ~ Sherlock Holmes ~ The Hound Of The Baskervilles ~ Arthur Doyle

~ DPATPEPMDS ~ Decision Plus Action Times Planning Equals Productivity Minus Delay Squared ~ Armando Iannucci

~ ZLOR:AR-MNHH-O-BI-AHTCTH ~ Zeroth Law Of Robotics: A Robot – May Not Harm Humanity – Or – By Inaction – Allow Humanity To Come To Harm ~ Isaac Asimov ~ Robots And Empire ~ 1985

~ WDTFOOEGATVOWIILID-A-FIAOTVNTTVWWATTME-CAAPOTGAS-FAIOAR-LOAP… ~ We Direct The Fashionable Outcry Of Each Generation Against Those Vices Of Which It Is Least In Danger – And – Fix Its Approval On The Virtues Nearest To That Vice Which We Are Trying To Make Endemic – Cruel Ages Are Put On Their Guard Against Sentimentality – Feckless And Idle Ones Against Respectability – Lecherous Ones Against Puritanism… ~ Clive Lewis ~ The Screwtape Letters ~ 1942

~ LTMWIM-F-O-N-B-O ~ Let The Market Work Its Magic – Fail-Out – Not – Bail-Out

~ WTD-KTOSTYTNNT-AIUH-EFTMEOE ~ Writing Things Down – Keeping Track Of Steps That You Think Need No Tracking – An Incredibly Useful Habit – Even For The Most Expert Of Experts ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ AOT-CEAC-D-G-S-S-A-E ~ All Of This – Click, Eyeball And Cursor – Data – Gets – Strained – Sifted – And – Examined ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This ~ 2012

~ TMLTABT-TMBT ~ The More Leveraged Takeovers And Buyouts Today – The More Bankruptcies Tomorrow ~ John Shad ~ ?-06-1984

~ TSWTASMIGTGTGYO ~ The Simplest Way To A Sustainable Monopoly Is Getting The Government To Give You One ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ DTAWB ~ Don’t Take Any Wooden Bitcoins ~ Norah Young ~ 2018

~ WBOI-OLT ~ Words Betray One’s Influence – Or Lack Thereof ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This ~ 2012

~ TFWF-Z-I-R ~ The French Word For – Zombie – Is – Rentier ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ TBBSAM-BGAM-INITTHC ~ The Battle Between State And Market – Between Governments And Merchants – Is Not Inherent To The Human Condition ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ O-T-B-L-S ~ Outside-The-Box Lip-Service ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ ‘F’-CTRAATRFTEOD ~ “Freedom” – Came To Refer Above All To Release From The Effects Of Debt ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ OT1%-FT1%-BT1% ~ Of The 1% – For The 1% – By The 1%

~ TRESI-AVCOI-ITABO-I-ATCTTSI-F-ATT-RTCTE-‘LC’ ~ The Reigning Economic System Is – A Vicious Circle Of Isolation – Its Technologies Are Based On – Isolation – And They Contribute To That Same Isolation – From – Automobiles To Television – Reinforcing The Conditions That Engender – “Lonely Crowds” ~ Guy Debord ~ The Society Of The Spectacle

~ TSOTS-WTCCIIAWOIOM ~ The Society Of The Spectacle – Where The Commodity Contemplates Itself In A World Of Its Own Making ~ Guy Debord ~ The Society Of The Spectacle

~ N-ITHOTP-HSM-GSM-TSF-WWSR-WAAIR ~ Never – In The History Of The Planet – Had So Many – Given So Much – To So Few – Who Were So Rich – Without Asking Anything In Return ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ APAP ~ Ancient Prejudices And Prescriptions ~ Edmund Burke

~ ME ~ Media Elite ~ Spiro Agnew ~ 13-11-1969

~ AECOIS ~ An Effete Corps Of Impudent Snobs ~ Spiro Agnew ~ 19-10-1969

~ SM ~ Silent Majority ~ Richard Nixon ~ 03-11-1969

~ IE ~ Involuntary Entrepreneurship ~ Jared Bernstein ~ 2003

~ BOATS ~ Based On A True Story

~ AWIP ~ Another World Is Possible ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ EB-C-LTLOT-C-TMTLOT-C ~ Even Before – Children Learn The Language Of The Classroom They Mimic The Language Of The Commercial ~ David Riesman ~ The Lonely Crowd ~ 1950

~ TOCOD ~ The Organized Creation Of Dissatisfaction~ Charles Kettering

~ VI ~ Vested Interests ~ Charles Beard ~ 1913

~ GP&RD ~ Greasy Palms & Revolving Doors ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ CGC ~ Create Great Content ~ Gary Vaynerchuk ~ Crush It! ~ 2009

~ SDD ~ Shared Delusion Disorder

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~ WAT99% ~ We Are The – 99 Percent ~ 08-2011

~ WAT99.9% ~ We Are The – 99.9 Percent ~ Paul Krugman ~ 24-11-2011

~ GI ~ Got It ~ Werner Erhard ~ 1971

~ SCAD ~ Stay Calm And Decolonize ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie

~ TCOR-EIYBBIOBTATIAFLNOP-DNATMTTCCO-S&D ~ The Cost Of Reading – Even If You Buy Books Instead Of Borrowing Them And Take In A Fairly Large Number Of Periodicals – Does Not Amount To More Than The Combined Cost Of – Smoking And Drinking ~ George Orwell ~ Books Versus Cigarettes

~ TFTASOTPITT-USSEATP ~ The Fascinating Thing About Stories Of The Past Is That They – Usually Say Something Enlightening About The Present ~ Thomas Moore ~ A Life At Work ~ 2008

~ TFPMFFTF:R/CI/SR/WACC/E ~ The Five Perennial Methods For Fixing The Future: Regulation / Competitive Innovation / Social Responsibility / Worker And Consumer Choice / Education ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ TDB-SPAVSP-ITVSP-S-‘N’-TAE ~ The Difference Between – Successful People And Very Successful People – Is That Very Successful People – Say – ‘No’ – To Almost Everything ~ Warren Buffett

~ D-D-D ~ Do – Delete – Delegate ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ TWS ~ Traumatized Worker Syndrome ~ Alan Greenspan

~ L(N)L ~ Lessons (Not) Learned ~ James Rickards ~ The Road To Ruin ~ 2016

~ MOPAROTFASTATRWNMTTCC:TICTOPOROF ~ Millions Of Peasants Are Robbed Of Their Farms And Sent Trudging Along The Roads With No More Than They Can Carry: This Is Called Transfer Of Population Or Rectification Of Frontiers ~ George Orwell ~ Politics And The English Language ~ 1946

~ TWCOTLITTFSACF-MAM-TANCBTCN-MIS-A-S-E-S-E-S-TCAEOARP ~ The Whole Compass Of The Language Is Tried To Find Sinonimies And Circumlocutions For Massacre And Murder – Things Are Never Called By Their Common Names – Massacre Is Sometimes – Agitation – Sometimes – Effervescence – Sometimes – Excess – Sometimes – Too Continued An Exercise Of A Revolutionary Power ~ Edmund Burke ~ 1792

~ AGPOTMTVTWAFW-PSFTM-BTIATPR ~ A Very Great Part Of The Mischiefs That Vex The World Arise From Words – People Soon Forget The Meaning – But The Impression And The Passion Remain ~ Edmund Burke ~ Letter To Richard Burke ~ 1793

~ NESCAA ~ Not Every Snowflake Causes An Avalanche ~ James Rickards ~ The Road To Ruin ~ 2016

~ S-A-S-T ~ Short-Attention-Span-Theatre

~ WDLIT-IA-WLIT-IOA ~ We Don’t Live In The – Information Age – We Live In The – Information Overload Age ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ CH ~ Consensual Hallucinations ~ William Gibson ~ Neuromancer ~ 1984

~ S-CLM ~ So-Called-Liberal-Media ~ Eric Alterman ~ What Liberal Media? ~ 2003

~ HYNSOD-S-ALL?-HYNSODL ~ Have You No Sense Of Decency – Sir – At Long Last? – Have You No Sense Of Decency Left? ~ Joseph Welch ~ 09-06-1954

~ AYGRY? ~ Are Your Goals Really Yours? ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ WAYTT-P-P-O-P?~ Who Are You Trying To – Protect – Punish – Or – Please? ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ TTSTS:FSTIPL/TEAI/R ~ The Three Steps To Success: Find Something That Improves People’s Lives / Tell Everyone About It / Repeat ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ BL-MBHPF-ITPS-WBEB-NTACB-E-TWNLTATCOAFB-TWTATCOEC ~ Bad Loans – Made By Highly Paid Financers – In The Private Sector – Were Being Eaten By – National Treasuries And Central Banks – Everywhere – They Were No Longer Talking About The Collapse Of A Few Bonds – They Were Talking About The Collapse Of Entire Countries ~ Michael Lewis ~ Boomerang ~ 2011

~ TRFM ~ The Required Founding Myth ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ FDB ~ Fin De Bubble ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ HTMWD? ~ How’s the Median Worker Doing? ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ ALM ~ Acceptable Level Magicians ~ Ulrich Beck ~ Risk Society

~ TUHBWHTFSOPTGASETD ~ The Unnecessary Human Beings Will Have To Find Some Other Place To Go And Something Else To Do ~ Charlie Leduff ~ Detroit ~ 2013

~ IVOTLIOSOTIP-CITBPOBASACOR ~ In View Of The Likely Irreversibility Of Some Of The Initiated Processes – Caution Is The Better Part Of Bravery And Surely A Command Of Responsibility ~ Hand Jonas

~ ANSTDNT-IOED ~ A New Scientific Truth Does Not Triumph – Its Opponents Eventually Die ~ Max Planck

~ WHBUGPIOOVE ~ We Have Become Unwitting Guinea Pigs In Our Own Vast Experiment ~ Theo Colborn

~ TFAITUOP ~ The Future Appears In The Unlikeliest Of Places ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ TPCIARR ~ The Present Chaos Is A Rich Resource ~ Thomas Moore ~ A Life At Work ~ 2008

~ TNAWGAVAI:WNWTADY ~ Treat Nature Aggressively With Greed And Violence And Incomprehension: Wounded Nature Will Turn And Destroy You ~ Aldous Huxley

~ WTPIATAA-‘S’-T-MTOTTBED ~ What The Public Is Asked To Accept As – Safe – Today – May Turn Out Tomorrow To Be Extremely Dangerous ~ Rachel Carson

~ BOGSAAT ~ Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around A Table ~ Bob Shipman

~ IYWTPTBDFTP-STP ~ If You Want The Present To Be Different From The Past – Study The Past ~ Baruch Spinoza

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~ MCAOTBDMTS ~ Most Consumers Are Obliged To Be Debtors Merely To Survive ~ Michael Hudson ~ J Is For Junk Economics ~ 2017

~ C-B ~ Color-Blind ~ John Marshall Harlan ~ Plessy Versus Ferguson ~ 1896

~ ON-IOWTOE-TSCBLUT ~ One Notices – If One Will Trust One’s Eyes – The Shadow Cast By Language Upon Truth ~ Wystan Hugh Auden ~ Kairos And Logos

~ TSOPMB-OG-ATOW-FTWPWTRBTHC ~ The Student Of Politics Must Be – On Guard – Against The Old Words – For The Words Persist When The Reality Behind Them Has Changed ~ Aneurin Bevan ~ In Place Of Fear ~ 1952

~ DBTH ~ Don’t Believe The Hype ~ Public Enemy ~ 05-04-1988

~ SITAAWMYBTYNTSAII ~ School Is The Advertising Agency Which Makes You Believe That You Need The Society As It Is ~ Ivan Illich

~ OWS ~ Occupy Wall Street ~ 17-09-2010

~ CAFO ~ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

~ TLISTBAUEABTSC ~ The Law Isn’t Supposed To Be About Unspoken Excuses And Behind-The-Scenes Calculations ~ David Bohm ~ On Dialogue ~ 1996

~ TPOLAIU ~ The Power Of Learned Associations Is Ubiquitous ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IWTTPTPTWTATS ~ Institutions Will Try To Preserve The Problem To Which They Are The Solution ~ Clay Shirky ~ Cognitive Surplus ~ 2010

~ OIWI-EITAIDAA-K-IASW ~ Overconfidence Increases With Information – Even If The Additional Information Doesn’t Actually Add – Knowledge – In A Significant Way ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ O2O ~ Online To Offline ~ Andrew Ng

~ COC ~ Clash Of Civilizations ~ Samuel Huntington ~ 1992

~ TUTBACGABT-AB-SBIWB-STBGAG-WANCTSTBTMBVBAM ~ There Used To Be A Certain Glamour About Big Things – Anything Big – Simply Because It Was Big – Seemed To Be Good And Great – We Are Now Coming To See That Big Things May Be Very Bad And Mean ~ Louis Brandeis ~ 1911

~ TTOBEIITOTGHOSI-IBNITPPTAT ~ The Tragedy Of Bad Economic Ideas Is That Once They Grab Hold Of Society’s Imagination – It Becomes Nearly Impossible To Persuade People To Abandon Them ~ Thomas Palley ~ From Financial Crisis To Stagnation ~ 2012

~ TSMTMOTFWUTCHMM-INA-FMA-CS-ATCBDABAOT-ATOCS ~ The Standard Model That Most Of The Finance World Uses To Calculate How Markets Move – Is Not Accurate – Financial Markets Are – Complex Systems – And They Cannot Be Described Accurately By Anything Other Than – A Theory Of Complex Systems ~ Neil Johnson

~ EP-ICS-MT ~ Economic Progress – In Capitalist Society – Means Turmoil ~ Joseph Schumpeter ~ 1942

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ POPW ~ Psychosis Of Permanent War ~ Dwight Macdonald

~ TFOAIETMF ~ The Freedom Of All Is Essential To My Freedom ~ Mikhail Bakunin ~ 1871

~ TMYNA-YF ~ The Moment You Need Adulation – You’re Finished ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ IM ~ Improvisational Millennialism ~ Michael Barkun

~ EECOEATTW ~ Eating Experiences Condition Our Entire Attitude Toward The World ~ Bruno Bettelheim

~ TPORSIAM ~ The Promise Of Reputation Systems Is A Mirage ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ ICB-M-P-S-WAAESBI ~ It Can Be – Money – Power – Status – We Are All Easily Seduced By Idols ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ TIND-WSOD ~ Technology Is Not Destiny – We Shape Our Destiny ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ ACD ~ A Complete Denial

~ TWOBAIISTTW-W-TO-T ~ The Way Our Brains Act Is Infinitely Sensitive To The Way – We – Their Owners – Think ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IPDKHITA ~ Ignorant People Don’t Know How Ignorant They Are ~ Steven Sloman + Philip Fernbach ~ The Knowledge Illusion ~ 2017

~ TID ~ Toxic Immersion Dilemma ~ Edward Castronova

~ AASS-TATF-EK-ATTATRO ~ About Almost Any Subject – There Are The Facts – “Everyone Knows” – And Then There Are The Real Ones ~ Ernest Ross

~ THU-WIHOAAO-EABTROOABATI-DATETSAAWI ~ The Human Understanding – When It Has Once Adopted An Opinion – Either As Being The Received Opinion Or As Being Agreeable To Itself – Draws All Things Else To Support And Agree With It ~ Francis Bacon

~ TROTWSIMDAELOS ~ The Result Of This Whole System Is Massive Debt At Every Level Of Society ~ William Bramley

~ TSSMT ~ The Space-Ship Moon Theory

~ FS ~ Flying Saucer ~ John Martin ~ 1878

~ PD ~ Plausible Deniability

~ TSSUTDAINC ~ The Sun Shineth Upon The Dunghill And Is Not Corrupted ~ John Lyly ~ Euphues ~ 1578

~ TINMTTTLOTS ~ There Is Nothing More Theoretical Than The Language Of The Street ~ Paul de Man

~ TATRTS-F-AYTATRTS-FTG ~ Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck – And You Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck The Government ~ Lenny Bruce

~ TQGIOWTMRDMTP ~ The Quiet Gathering Is Often Where The Most Radical Decision Making Takes Place ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ EIAWAG-BIN-P-OAOAO-LIBTGD ~ Education Is All Well And Good – But It Needs – Practice – Over And Over And Over – Lest It Begin To Gather Dust ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ TRU-TOKHTSTS-TCCIOCI-TWMTSAAC ~ Technocrats Rule Us – They Only Know How To Serve The System – They Cannot Critique It Or Challenge It – They Will Maintain The System At All Costs ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ HBAAMCTTTATAF ~ Human Beings Are Always More Complicated Than The Theories About Them Allow For ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ PBND ~ Platitudes But No Data ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ OTMOTD ~ Offending The Memory Of The Dead

~ ISWTPT-TFOLIT-PML-NMF ~ I Start With The Premise That – The Function Of Leadership Is To – Produce More Leaders – Not More Followers ~ Ralph Nader

~ EQ=TRQ ~ Empowering Questions = The Right Questions ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ CREEP ~ Committee To Re-Elect The President ~ 09-09-1971

~ BG ~ Big Government ~ Wendell Willkie ~ 1940

~ BBCB ~ Burdened By Conventional Belief

~ MOK ~ Merchants Of Knowledge ~ Plato ~ Sophist ~ 363 BCE

~ BLM ~ Black Lives Matter ~ Alicia Garza + Patrisse Cullors + Opal Tometi ~ 13-07-2013

~ SCLM ~ So-Called Liberal Media ~ Eric Alterman ~ What Liberal Media ~ 2003

~ FE ~ Free Enterprise ~ Alfred Marshall ~ Principles Of Economics ~ 1890

~ INAC ~ I’m Not A Crook ~ Richard Nixon ~ 17-11-1973

~ WTWWT-BR-I-E-WW ~ We Think We Want Things – But Really – It’s – EXPERIENCES – We Want ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ SPECTRE ~ Special Executive For Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism Revenge And Extortion ~ Ian Fleming ~ Thunderball ~ 1961

~ AWOSSIT-OTBAE-IWIHIOBAB-A-PAKRIOHAWB ~ A Wealth Of Scientific Studies Indicate That – Our Thoughts, Beliefs, And Emotions – Influence What Is Happening In Our Brains And Bodies – And – Play A Key Role In Our Health And Well-Being ~ Mario Beauregard ~ Brain Wars ~ 2012

08-02-2018

~ TGCTMWENTP ~ The Great Conversation That Many Were Expecting Never Took Place ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ SPE ~ Solar Particle Events

~ AIBRAPITOAMFAOAR ~ An Imbalance Between Rich And Poor Is The Oldest And Most Fatal Ailment Of All Republics ~ Plutarch

~ G&TS ~ Gradually And Then Suddenly ~ Ernest Hemmingway ~ The Sun Also Rises

~ FDNH ~ First Do Not Harm ~ Hippocrates [Attributed] – 1860

~ SAOFAAT ~ Science Advances One Funeral At A Time ~ Max Planck

~ NCBH ~ Non-Carbon-Based Human

~ LNT-BTAC-EFTTLSOOC ~ Let Not Things – Because They Are Common – Enjoy For That The Less Share Of Our Consideration ~ Pliny The Elder ~ Historia Naturalis – XIX-59

~ TPSARTGTLNO-E-TMADACI-P ~ To Plunder, Slaughter And Robbery They Give The Lying Name Of – Empire – They Make A Desert And Call It – Peace ~ Calgacus ~ Tacitus ~ Agricola

~ B-IAMCSFADOTHWCBCOWG ~ Because – I And My Companions Suffer From A Disease Of The Heart Which Can Be Cured Only With Gold ~ Hernan Cortes ~ Francisco Gomara ~ Historia De La Conquistqa De Mexico

~ FTBWOS ~ Feed Two Birds With One Scone

~ THBGOFALT ~ This Has Been Going On For A Long Time

~ CPA ~ Continuous Partial Attention ~ Linda Stone ~ 1998

~ KLCOTLFU ~ Kiss Leonard Cohen On The Lips For Us ~ Gavin Crawford

~ RBJ ~ Robotic Bank Job

~ IWLTMWWY ~ I Would Love To Make Work With You

~ LIIW ~ Low Intensity Irregular Warfare

~ WCTWEBWCNLIAATWBEW ~ We Cling To What Exists Because We Can No Longer Imagine An Alternative That Wouldn’t Be Even Worse ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ TNCATEOAEAWI-A-REAOTTPAATB ~ The Negative Consequences At The End Of An Effort At World Improvement – Are – Roughly Equal And Opposite To The Positive Aspirations At The Beginning ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets

~ ACAP-UTC ~ As Canadian As Possible – Under The Circumstances

~ EFTTP ~ Escape From The Theme Park ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ RSANSFR ~ Reputation Systems Are Not Substitutes For Regulation ~ Tom Slee ~ What’s Yours Is Mine

~ EOSTS-ITDN-TAR ~ Elected Officials Serve The System – If They Do Not – They Are Replaced ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable

~ RFOH ~ Revealed From On High

~ FIC ~ Fantasy-Industrial Complex ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland

~ SWCITSP ~ Science Without Conscience Is The Soul’s Perdition ~ Rabelais

~ WBTPWMANTH ~ We Believe The Products We Make Are Not Injurious To Health

~ THOTINJTHOC-IIATOAMODTBACM ~ The History Of Tobacco Is Not Just The History Of Cigarettes – It Is Also That Of A Model Of Deception That Benefits All Chemical Manufacturers ~ Devra Davis ~ 15-10-2009

~ HCINSAHBTAP ~ Humanitarianism Consist In Never Sacrificing A Human Being To A Purpose ~ Albert Schweitzer

~ CABIIPTLDSABOPOTSOTEWMIUFAL? ~ Can Anyone Believe It Is Possible To Lay Down Such A Barrage Of Poisons On The Surface Of The Earth Without Making It Unfit For All Life? ~ Rachel Carson

~ TWBNFPFMIIKS ~ There Would Be No Future Peace For Me If I Kept Silent ~ Rachel Carson

~ TOTE-GUTRTK ~ The Obligation To Endure – Give Us The Right To Know ~ Jean Rostand

~ SOL-TRACUWTWPOPFT ~ Sooner Of Later – The Risks Also Catch Up With Those Who Produce Or Profit From Them ~ Ulrich Beck ~ Risk Society

~ NTIMCTTWIPITSOTLAWTTOJ ~ No Tyranny Is More Cruel Than That Which Is Practiced In The Shadow Of The Law And With The Trappings Of Justice ~ Montesquieu

~ WTIUTMOTDOOTHFITMITMSM-BMTPRTBR? ~ Who Then Is Unaware That Most Of The Doctors Of Our Time Have Failed In Their Mission In The Most Shameful Manner – By Making Their Patients Run The Biggest Risks? ~ Paracelsus ~ Liber Paragrahorum ~ 1527

~ WGYTWSKYT-MLTYTTNL ~ What Got You There Will Seldom Keep You There – Much Less Take You To The Next Level ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One

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~ FTGTC ~ Facts Too Good To Check

~ AOS ~ An Open Secret

~ NN ~ Net Neutrality ~ Tim Wu ~ The Master Switch ~ 2010

~ JOD ~ Join Or Die ~ Franklin ~ 09-05-1754

~ VOD ~ Vote Or Die ~ Sean Combs ~ 2004

~ OITA ~ One Impulsive Tantrum Away ~ Beatrice Fihn ~ 10-12-2017

~ PDNS ~ Please Do Not Scream

~ NNON ~ Nattering Nabobs Of Negativism ~ Spiro Agnew ~ 11-09-1970

~ TU ~ Time’s Up ~ 01-01-2018

~ MT ~ Me Too ~ Tarana Burke ~ 2006

~ SIS-TINAD ~ Seek Immediate Shelter – This Is Not A Drill ~ 13-01-2018

~ PTWB ~ Pushed The Wrong Button ~ David Ige ~ 13-01-2018

~ TPS ~ Temporary Protective Status

~ BC ~ Bomb Cyclone

~ YCCOR ~ You Can’t Comb Over Racism

~ NP ~ News Poverty

~ GIH ~ Granma Is Home

~ PC ~ Proactively Cooperative

~ TINAC ~ This Is Not A Coup

~ MYLIIT ~ May You Live In Interesting Times

~ INHAWD ~ I’ve Never Had Any Work Done

~ JADSP ~ Just Another Deep State Puppet

~ WPFDBS? ~ Who Profits From Doing Bad Science? ~ Steven Sloman + Philip Fernbach ~ The Knowledge Illusion ~ 2017

~ BI2015 ~ Because It’s 2015 ~ Justin Trudeau ~ 04-11-2015

~ TT ~ Tickle Trunk ~ Ernie Coombs ~ Mr. Dressup ~ 1967

~ E&R ~ Erase And Replace

~ DU ~ Dark Underbelly

~ STFH ~ Somebody Text For Help

~ PS ~ Post-Shame

~ PT ~ Post-Truth

~ CE ~ Close Encounters ~ John Hynek ~ The UFO Experience – A Scientific Inquiry ~ 1972

~ TDOTR ~ The Disease Of The Remedy

~ KIP ~ Knowledge Is Power ~ Francis Bacon ~ New Instrument ~ 1620

~ S-Q-COS-IGIAF ~ Short – Quick – Confronts One Suddenly – Is Gone In A Flash ~ Frederick Kurtz

~ DPAATWTWAY-JMIII ~ Don’t Pay Any Attention To What They Write About You – Just Measure It In Inches ~ Andy Warhol

~ C-OE-HNRBIA ~ Crime – Once Exposed – Has No Refuge But In Audacity ~ Cornelius Tacitus ~ The Histories ~ 10?

24-10-2017

~ DRM ~ Dispute Resolution Mechanism

~ CCC ~ Casting Couch Culture

~ TNC-TSFTWI ~ The New Conformity – The Search For The Way In ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ A-TFRWF-’F’-IAKHL-LM-’RTM’ ~ Amargi – The First Recorded Word For – “Freedom” – In Any Known Human Language – Literally Means – “Return To Mother” ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ TVISASMINPAFTBAKUC ~ The Vast Internal Security And Surveillance Machine Is Not Primarily About Fighting Terrorism But About Keeping Us Contained ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable

~ SMYKWUTW ~ Success Means You Know What Used To Work ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One

~ RISTOW-OMWFOD-NTOWA ~ Reason Is Slave To Our Wishes – Our Minds Work For Our Desires – Not The Other Way Around ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets

~ T-C-A-A-TGSED ~ They’re – Cheap – Accurate – And – They Get Smarter Every Day ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This

~ YCFYBAPYPADL-BIYNVGAI-OITNMFI-IWW ~ You Can Follow Your Bliss And Pursue Your Passion All Day Long – But If You’re Not Very Good At It – Or If There’s No Market For It – It Won’t Work ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One

~ PCPRC-EHWAPIETLTAAS ~ People’s Core Personalities Rarely Change – Exceptions Happen When A Person Is Exposed To Long-Term Abuse And Stress ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This

Customers?

~ WIEO-OTLFTY-MHBE-ACOTS ~ Whatever Its Earliest Origins – Of The Last Four Thousand Years – Money Has Been Effectively – A Creature Of The State ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ NHCTOMCHW ~ Novelty Has Charms That Our Mind Can Hardly Withstand ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

~ IYWTHGI-YMHMI ~ If You Want To Have Good Ideas – You Must Have Many Ideas ~ Linus Pauling

~ WDITTBAGPIAMA? ~ What Does It Take To Be A Good Person In A Monstrous Age? ~ Todd Gitlin

~ ITPC-TJBFBASG-HASC-TS ~ In Today’s Popular Culture – The Journey Between Fast Buck And Sheer Greed – Has A Stopover Called – The Sequel ~ Martin Arnold

~ IYGTC-C-WNPAOT-VDM? ~ If You’re Going To Colorize – Casablanca – Why Not Put Arms On The – Venus De Milo? ~ Stephen Bogart

~ SDF ~ Spectacular Dumpster Fire

~ ITLSOT-JANOHTRTTUOTV-NOHTRTTUWWTO ~ In The Largest Scheme Of Things – Just As No One Has The Right To Tell Us Our True Value – No One Has The Right To Tell Us What We Truly Owe ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ MNIO-KOK:LOMWYMAD! ~ My Name Is – Ozymandias – King Of Kings: Look On My Works Ye Mighty – And Despair! ~ Percy Shelley ~ Ozymandias

~ CL ~ Cunning Linguist

~ WIW ~ Wild Ideas Welcomed ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age

~ DTDLA-TTEOSAMASO-THRITETOITC-SSTATBWM ~ Despite The Dogged Liberal Assumption – That The Existence Of States And Markets Are Somehow Opposed – The Historical Record Implies That Exactly The Opposite Is The Case – Stateless Societies Tend Also To Be Without Markets ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ ITCITL-EWOWTCC-YAITGWTS ~ If You Can Influence The Leaders – Either With Or Without Their Conscious Cooperation – You Automatically Influence The Group Which They Sway ~ On Dialogue

~ IBTIITROAE-ATNOKTT ~ I Believe That Ignorance Is The Root Of All Evil – And That No One Knows The Truth ~ Molly Ivins

~ SDG ~ Sustainable Development Goals

~ NAUWU ~ Nothing About Us Without Us

~ FIOTDRITW ~ Fierce Ideological Objection To Democratic Representation In The Workplace

~ PC ~ Platform Capitalism ~ Sascha Lobo

~ OOTWTATPOTL30YITTRHFTBAOTP ~ One Of The Worst Things About The Politics Of The Last 30 Years Is That The Rich Have Forgotten To Be Afraid Of The Poor ~ Eric Hobsbawm

~ ADFTW ~ Airplanes Don’t Flap Their Wings ~ Frederick Jelinek

~ NETCCBC-A-NETCBC-C ~ Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted – And – Not Everything That Can Be Counted – Counts ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age