01-10-2017

~ TITY ~ This Is The Year

~ TPHTLOTDM ~ The Psychologists Have Their Lists Of These Dysfunctional Motivations ~ George Akerlof + Robert Shiller ~ Phishing For Phools

~ M&M-TWHNICOWEBMP-AUAU-ACTTF ~ More And More – Things We Had No Idea Could Or Would Ever Be Made Public – And Used Against Us – Are Coming To The Fore ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

~ IWABDTITCADC-ATAIT-WGE-THNCOTCPA ~ It Was A Bit Dishonest To Insist That Countries Adopt Democratic Constitutions – And Then Also Insists That – Whoever Gets Elected – They Have No Control Over Their Country Policies Anyway ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ TBMSE-C ~ The Best Marketing Strategy Ever – Care ~ Gary Vaynerchuk ~ Crush It!

~ CWS ~ Celebrity Worship Syndrome ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ TIOIDNFFTCOASD ~ Three Inches Of Ice Does Not Form From The Cold Of A Single Day

~ WAWSC-10,000P-RTPID ~ When A Wall Starts Collapsing – 10,000 People – Rush To Push It Down

~ TMTAPSW-TV-TMMTPS ~ The More Time A Person Spends Watching – TV – The More Money That Person Spends ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ HAASS-WR-BAOTPITG-WAPD-EITCP ~ Humans Are A Social Species – We Reward – By Allowing Others To Participate In The Group – We Also Punish Defectors – Exclusion Is The Corresponding Punishment ~ Bruce Schneier ~ Liars And Outliers

~ MIWTTCNPTWTATS ~ New Institutions Will Try To Create New Problems To Which They Are The Solution ~ Tom Slee ~ What’s Yours Is Mine

~ TLB-CD-A-UOSAPTETPWAFAISA-IATO ~ The Line Between – Chronicling Dissent – And – Using One’s Status As Protester To Enter The Pop World And Further An I’m Special Agenda – Is A Thin One ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ PSI ~ Public Sector Information

~ WRMM ~ Weather Risk Management Market

~ CO ~ Crowding Out

~ WLIACW-EIP-EIC-EIAOITQFS-ETTTAATL(BRCN) ~ We Live In A Culture Where – Everything Is Permissible – Everything Is Celebrated – Everything Is An Option In The Quest For Special – Even Those Things That Are Against The Law (But Relentlessly Celebrated Nevertheless) ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ ATLO-CAAPP-FPFG ~ Appropriating The Language Of – Collective Action And Progressive Politics – For Private Financial Gain ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck

~ ICWLASCAUD-T-TTAI-RTRT ~ In Contexts Were Literacy And Social Capital Are Unevenly Distributed – Technology – Tends To Amplify Inequalities – Rather Than Reduce Them ~ Kentaro Toyama

~ ATHPIICLTTAF-TFI-THAE ~ Among The Highly Placed It Is Considered Low To Talk About Food – The Fact Is – They Have Already Eaten ~ Bertolt Brecht

~ TMM ~ The Missing Middle ~ Matthew Hindman ~ The Myth Of Digital Democracy

~ TPWWTFTIOY-AATPWIATMI ~ The People Who Want To Force Their Ideas On You – Are Always The People Whose Ideas Are The Most Idiotic ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets

~ BTB ~ Believe Then Become ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One

~ BPUAOC-O-MANO-TPCSSAWMOGE ~ By Playing Upon An Old Cliche – Or – Manipulating A New One – The Propagandist Can Sometimes Swing A Whole Mass Of Group Emotions ~ On Dialogue

~ ITT ~ Inspirational Technology Tales ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck

~ WCSJATOPAP-TMWMCWTWSPAP-TMWDOCFJAT-B-AAIOAA-TABAH ~ We Can Serve Justice And Truth Or Privilege And Power – The More We Make Compromises With Those Who Serve Privilege And Power – The More We Diminish Our Capacity For Justice And Truth – Better – As An Intellectual Or An Artist – To Always Be A Heretic ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable

~ TPOLINTBH-BTM-TBP-TBU-THIMSDTYLAA ~ The Purpose Of Life Is Not To Be Happy – But To Matter – To Be Productive – To Be Useful – To Have It Make Some Difference That You Lived At All ~ Leo Rosten

~ OWLHTD-W-M-FOF-F-AW-PAPB-WCLHTL ~ Once We Learn How To Die – Which – Means – Freeing Ourselves From – Fear – Along With – Psychic And Psychological Bondage – We Can Learn How To Live ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable

~ WCT-AAWALOMBI-WOITOTAWIIWABS ~ When Coupled To – An Agenda With A Lot Of Money Behind It – We Owe It To Ourselves To Ask What It Is We Are Being Sold ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck

03-09-2017

~ WH ~ Which Hunt

~ ICBM ~ Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

~ ASTRTWTNCOBHIPBW ~ Any System That Reduces The World To Numbers Can Only Be Held In Place By Weapons ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ FTR ~ Faking The Real ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

~ IDWTWFP-IWTBPFWIW ~ I Didn’t Want To Write For Pay – I Wanted To Be Paid For What I Write ~ Leonard Cohen

~ IDNAWEIS ~ I Don’t Necessarily Agree With Everything I Say ~ Marshall McLuhan

~ AWA ~ Arguing With Algorithms

~ DAW ~ Democracy At Work ~ Richard Wolff

~ WS ~ Wage Slave ~ Karl Marx

~ PCLAPAMAC ~ People Care Less About Privacy And More About Connection ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

~ IOTORCHTFSOFMEPDIWOZ-TTCHNAT-ANW ~ In Order To Obtain Refinancing Countries Have To Follow Some Orthodox Free-Market Economic Policy Designed In Washington Or Zurich – That Their Citizens Had Never Agreed To – And Never Would ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ WMBHEWL-ILIWWHCTE-AWMBMWM-WWHTTDE ~ We May Be Happy Enough With Little – If Little Is What We Have Come To Expect – And We May Be Miserable With Much – When We Have Been Taught To Desire Everything ~ Alain De Botton ~ The Consolations Of Philosophy

~ AMINTT ~ A Map Is Not The Territory ~ Alfred Korzybski ~ Science And Sanity ~ 1973

~ TPTW-IITC-NTB ~ The Power To Win – Is In The Community – Not The Boardroom ~ Jane McAlevey ~ No Shortcuts ~ 2016

~ SAHB-CHS-AIAFOF-OBD-TO ~ Solidarity Among Human Beings – Can Happen Spontaneously – As In A Flood Or Fire – Or By Design – Through Organizing ~ Jane McAlevey ~ No Shortcuts ~ 2016

~ OEOPIAAHODAA ~ Our Enclaves Of Private Individualism Are Also Havens Of Depression And Anxiety ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

~ WSDE ~ Worker’s Self-Directed Enterprises ~ Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work ~ 2012

~ MFM ~ Mine Forged Manacles ~ William Blake

~ BFP ~ Bankruptcy For Profit ~ George Akerlof + Robert Shiller ~ Phishing For Phools

27-06-2017

~ TBPWIID ~ Truth Becomes Political When It Is Denied ~ A

~ WUTWWHEEASM-N-TMIMBPWNBAS ~ What Used To Work Was Hard Effort, Education, And Saving Money – Now – The Money Is Made By People Who Never Break A Sweat ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ JWOBOCFSANBSABFPOCC ~ Jobs We Once Blamed Other Countries For Stealing Are Now Being Snatched Away By Faceless Piles Of Computer Code ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This

~ MD ~ Medial Diagnostics

~ TU ~ Technological Unemployment ~ John Maynard Keynes

~ TATWTBF-OITBWIT-TOITRTBWIT ~ There Are Two Ways To Be Fooled – One Is To Believe What Isn’t True – The Other Is To Refuse To Believe What Is True – Soren Kierkegard

~ AAAE-IITYBTYWDCFEYA-AAHB-IIFYTKTN ~ As An Ambiguous Executive, It’s Important That You Believe That You Will Deserve Credit For Everything You Achieve – As A Human Being – It’s Important For You To Know That’s Nonsense ~ David Brooks ~ 2012

~ ACIWIINLPTAGDIADC ~ A Culture In Which It Is No Longer Possible To Author Genuine Dissent Is A Dying Culture ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ TRWWNGITB ~ The Real War Will Never Get In The Books ~ Walt Whitman

~ BOE ~ Banality Of Evil ~ HANNAH ARENDT ~ EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM ~ 1963

~ RAUTNCOSIAHSTMF ~ Recognizing And Understanding The New Conformity Of Special Is A Huge Step Toward Moving Forward ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ TIINSCABWTPASWLTB ~ The Internet Is Not So Complete A Break With The Past As Some Would Like To Believe ~ Tom Slee ~ What’s Yours Is Mine

~ AWHTPTMYBA-HTPTMYCI ~ Anyone Who Has The Power To Make You Believe Absurdities – Has The Power To Make You Commit Injustices ~ Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) ~ 1765

~ SIIAIIAKOS ~ Society Is Imitation And Imitation Is A Kind Of Somnambulism ~ Gustave Le Bon ~ The Crowd ~ 1895

~ GTS ~ Gaming The System ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This

~ TCM ~ Total Cuck Move ~ Stephen Colbert ~ 06-04-2017

~ MASFWTJTPPOS ~ Millions Are Searching For Ways To Join The Permanent Party Of Special ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ AF ~ Alternative Facts ~ Kellyanne Conway ~ 22-01-2017

~ CUT ~ Coordinated Universal Time

~ GMT ~ Greenwich Mean Time

~ FIV-PAA-RTW-OOTEATIC ~ Fame Is Vapor – Popularity An Accident – Riches Take Wings – Only One Thing Endures And That Is Character ~ Fred Shero

~ IAGDFH ~ It’s A Great Day For Hockey ~ Bob Johnson

~ NAMCT ~ Now A Man Can Think ~ Alexander Graham Bell ~ [after wrapping a towel around his phone]

~ TNAOTNC ~ The New Age Of The New Conformity ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ ITFWDT-PWBO ~ If The Government Was Doing This – People Would Be Outraged

~ ISTTMIPRAHAT-TMPNTPI ~ It Seems That The More Information People Receive And Have Access To – The More People Need To Print It ~ Abigail Sellen + Richard Harper ~ The Myth Of The Paperless Office ~ 2002

~ M-I-S ~ Metadata – IS – Surveillance ~ Bruce Schneier

~ IMS-ETTMTP-NSBGW-BABDTMI-

~ AG ~ Anticipatory Governance

~ WITNMTTS? ~ Why Is There No Monument To The Slaves? ~ Afua Cooper ~ The Hanging Of Angelique

~ RFS ~ Radical Fence-Sitter ~ Eric Peterson ~ Because News

~ WMIPOYI-IHTM ~ When Misogyny Is Part Of Your Ideology – It’s Hard To Muzzle ~ Jessica Valenti

~ TSRF ~ The Self-Reliance Fantasy ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ FTF ~ Fumbled The Future

~ ITTBYCD? ~ Is That The Best You Can Do?

~ TDOTT ~ Total Disregard Of The Truth

~ TL-TW-R-I-R ~ Tradition-Lite – Tradition Without – Responsibility – Involvement – Requirement ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ ICHTYT ~ It-Could-Happen-To-You ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ BW ~ Back Whispperer

~ RT ~ Raw Take

~ LUBFR ~ Lives Unfettered By Financial Restraint

~ WIP-IP ~ What Is Past – Is Prologue ~ William Shakespeare

~ TWWOCEDNNIIEOH ~ The Woolly World Of Consciousness Expansion Does Not Necessarily Include Integrity, Empathy Or Honesty ~ Robert Monroe

~ TIATW ~ Trapped In A Theme World ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ MIMIDFTMOSIOAMSOI-TIODTPOP ~ More Information Means Increased Demand For The Means Of Sorting It Out And Making Sense Of It – This Is Often Done Through Printing On Paper ~ Abigail Sellen + Richard Harper ~ The Myth Of The Paperless Office ~ 2002

~ FOULOATAMDFPC ~ Few Of Us Lack Opinions And Thoughts And Memories Derived From Pop Culture ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ CTPB ~ Contrary To Popular Belief

~ PC ~ Peep Culture ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

~ TOTVWCHIP ~ The Only True Victory We Can Have Is Peace ~ Freyja ~ 04-05-0217

~ RBI ~ Rationing By Income ~ Uwe Reinhardt

~ FNU-LNU ~ First Name Unknown ~ Last Name Unknown

~ TIUNC ~ The Increasingly Ubiquitous Nanny Cam ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries

04-04-2017

~ ALB ~ Alt-Left Bogeyman

~ RATB ~ Read A Third Book

~ N-G ~ Navel-Gazing

~ TISJEETEHOMOEBODIP-B-SNQEETFAITDSMASDIJ ~ There Is Somehow Just Enough Evidence To Extract Hundreds Of Millions Or Even Billions Of Dollars In Penalties – But – Somehow Not Quite Enough Evidence To Force Any Individual To Do So Much As A Day In Jail ~ Matt Taibbi ~ The Divide

~ TMWWTGOSAQAOQAEP-A-OOTIMEHA ~ The Modern World Worships The Gods Of Speed And Quantity And Of Quick And Easy Profit – And – Out Of This Idolatry Monstrous Evils Have Arisen ~ Rachel Carson ~ Lost Woods

~ WMCAV-ATAO40-ISALOE ~ What Most Consider A Virtue – After The Age Of 40 – Is Simply A Loss Of Energy ~ Voltaire

~ TMTOPODHDTEWBACIIUBEA ~ The Modern Theory Of Perpetuation Of Debt Has Drenched The Earth With Blood And Crushed Its Inhabitants Under Burdens Ever Accumulating ~ Thomas Jefferson ~ 1813

~ SK-PM ~ Servi Kaffe – Pereat Mundis ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ TEOPWE ~ The Epoch Of Permanent War Economy ~ Walter Oakes ~ Toward A Permanent War Economy

~ PWE ~ Permanent War Economy ~ Walter Oakes ~ Toward A Permanent War Economy

~ SEM ~ Simpleton’s Economic Model ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ CD-TAMOL-AMBLMG-WDAOI ~ Countless Decisions – That Affect Millions Of Lives – Are Made By Like-Minded Groups – Who Don’t Allow Outside Input ~ Dean Burnett ~ The Idiot Brain

~ PAWTBR-JNTFR ~ People Are Willing To Be Rebels – Just Not The First Rebel ~ Dean Burnett ~ The Idiot Brain

~ TWATWEWNSC-NSBAA-NSA-A-NSD ~ There Was A Time When Economists Were Not So Conceited – Not So Bold And Arrogant – Not So Ambitious – And – Not Such Dumbbells ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ AYWTIWCFDI ~ Anything You Write That Is Worthwhile Comes From Deep Inside ~ Jimi Hendrix ~ 11-09-1970

~ IWOAKOIS ~ I’m Working On A Kind Of Interspace Symphony ~ Jimi Hendrix ~ 11-09-1970

~ BMEHDETAMPTATTFTLOTRW-TGMBDIDBICGFIDDTLY ~ But Modern Economists Have Developed Elaborate Theories And Mathematical Proofs That Allow Them To Flout The Limitations Of The Real World ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ HDJWTBPOAG-TWAHRRII ~ Humans Don’t Just Want To Be Part Of A Group – They Want A High-Ranking Role In It ~ Dean Burnett ~ The Idiot Brain

~ IOSUGITFY-TFAI ~ Instead Of Storing Up Grain In The Fat Years – The Feds Ate It ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon

~ TMPACSLI-THIIFTTATNAIOTWO-B-ALAWDDSSLPTMPPICORC ~ The More Privileged And Comfortable Someone’s Life Is – The Harder It Is For Them To Appreciate The Needs And Issues Of Those Worse Off – But – As Long As We Don’t Do Something Stupid Like Put The Most Pampered People In Charge Of Running Countries – We Should Be OK ~ Dean Burnett ~ The Idiot Brain

27-03-2017

~ NMWCTGCP-TEOTWLTTITS ~ No Matter What Circumstances Trigger Great Collective Persecutions – The Experience Of Those Who Live Through Them Is The Same ~ Rene Girard ~ The Scapegoat

~ TLFWIDTTL ~ Total Liberty For Wolves Is Death To The Lambs ~ Isaiah Berlin

~ TBIMTHD ~ The Brain Is Merely The Heart’s Dupe ~Jean-Baptiste de La Rochefoucauld

~ LISTBAAP-B-WIRAIPE-IBACF-MAAP ~ Libertarianism Is Supposed To Be All About Principles – But – What It’s Really About Is Political Expedience – It’s Basically A Corporate Front – Masked As A Philosophy ~ Thomas Frank ~ What’s The Matter With Kansas?

~ APATTVBTCTDHAIR ~ All Persecutors Attribute To Their Victims Both The Capacity To Do Harm And Its Reverse ~ Rene Girard ~ The Scapegoat

~ TBOR ~ The Barbarism Of Reflection ~ Giambattista Vico

~ TLFPINRISBIW ~ The Lust For Power Is Not Rooted In Strength But In Weakness ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer

~ ARMMAAHAFNBIDAP-B-BTRIOFTABAMOAIE ~ A Rising Mass Movement Attracts And Holds A Following Not By Its Doctrine And Promises – But – By The Refuge It Offers From The Anxieties, Barrenness, And Meaninglessness Of An Individual Existence ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer

~ PABITEOTC-BIR-THWAC ~ Persecutors Always Believe In The Excellence Of Their Cause – But In Reality – They Hate Without A Cause ~ Rene Girard ~ The Scapegoat

~ ECEC ~ Early Childhood Education And Care

~ ACFC ~ A Cure For Cancel ~ Gavin Crawford

~ WOIF ~ Wheel Of Inherited Fortune ~ Gavin Crawford

~ BIRG ~ Basking In Reflected Glory ~ Robert Cialdini

~ IIWTWTC-T-IIWTPFTW ~ If It’s Wrong To Wreak The Climate – Then – It Is Wrong To Profit From That Wreckage ~ Bill Mckibben

A ~ A NAUGHTY SONG THAT COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY U2 ~ NAUGHTY

~ AM&AW ~ A Man And A Woman

~ DD ~ Dirty Day

~ AIWIY ~ All I Want Is You
~ D ~ Desire
~ LRM ~ Love Rescue Me
~ P ~ Please

~ MW ~ Mysterious Ways
~ OL ~ Ordinary Love
~ TGBHF ~ The Ground Beneath Her Feet
~ B ~ Breathe
~ EBTTRT ~ Even Better Than The Real Thing
~ SYCMIOYO ~ Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

~ TIWYCRMN ~ This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
~ THBAO ~ Two Hearts Beat As One
~ OSC ~ One Step Closer

~ MOS ~ Moment Of Surrender
~ EBW ~ Every Breaking Wave
~ ST ~ Sweetest Thing
~ WAS ~ With A Shout

~ M ~ Magnificent
~ R ~ Rejoice

~ S ~ Seconds

A ~ A NAUGHTY SONG THAT COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE KINKS ~ NAUGHTY

~ SA ~ Sunny Afternoon
~ YLF ~ You’re Lookin’ Fine

~ TYH ~ Trust Your Heart
~ INY ~ I Need You
~ IAYM ~ I Am Your Man
~ YMIAW ~ You Make It All Worthwhile

~ GTBF ~ Got To Be Free
~ SMF ~ Set Me Free
~ IAF ~ I Am Free

~ LMTTSS ~ Love Me Till The Sun Shines
~ TWLUTB ~ The Way Love Use To Be
~ TTEOTD ~ Till The End Of The Day

~ PTPOEO ~ People Take Pictures Of Each Other

~ LOL ~ Labour Of Love
~ NG ~ Natural Gift
~ E ~ Education

~ GU ~ Get Up

~ YRGM ~ You Really Got Me
~ S&B ~ Skin And Bone
~ SN ~ Sleepless Night
~ THW ~ The Hard Way
~ BT ~ Better Things
~ R ~ Repetition

~ TH ~ Too Hot
~ CON ~ Come On Now
~ CTTW ~ Close To The Wire
~ NR ~ No Return
~ OTE ~ Over The Edge

~ DY ~ Did Ya

~ DIA ~ Do It Again