The People need art, music and literature and indeed, their once was a time when artists, musicians and writers were in the revolutionary vanguard and indeed, with you and others .. they still are. + fyi :
ars gratia artis ...
''I'm not what I used to be'' either but I still hope to ''seize the day*'' too !!! I do agree with your premise !! I think that there is a quickening to a reckoning for us all ! Less portentously, please also try to consider :
multum in parvo ...
Right ! Yep - ''one can't side with wrong'' !! True that - all day and everyday !!! Try that Yves Smith article about 'Student Loans'. ''Intentionally misleading'' re 'Interest' - is another very good and true observation.
fiat lux ...
Had ta tweet on this as well.
DKAtoday @DKAtoday · 1m 1 minute ago
Rather than fix the problems in this country - is this what is happening? https://occupywallst.org/forum/water-privatization-coming-to-a-century-old-system/#comment-1049201 …
I never knew Mario Savio had a stammer but I did know smooth, soul voiced Bill Withers had a stammer because I'd watched an awesome documentary about the man & despite being a li'l off-topic, I am going append links to that documentary here, as it is such an exceptional piece of work :
''Still Bill'' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1skuZ4Lz3E
An alt link = http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/still_bill & ...
Another alternate link : http://www.hulu.com/watch/337439 .
Thanx for your kind words & in solidarity and more in keeping with the OP, I submit for your attention, the following by the ever excellent Yves Smith :
fiat lux et fiat justitia ...
intentionally misleading interest term are just that
one can't side with wrong
another robot troll attack on twitter social media
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Had ta tweet that.
DKAtoday @DKAtoday · 39s 39 seconds ago
Trillions for War
Next to Nothing for the struggling poverty stricken in the USA
Some Pretty Fucked-up Priorities - Hey?
Talk about fucked up priorities by our beloved government that "cares" so much for it's population/society/economy/environment/world/health - Hey?
Re. Compound Interest ~ A = P x (1 + r) to the power og 't' .. where - A = amount of money [Debt] accumulated after n years, including interest ; P = principal amount (the initial amount you borrow or deposit) ; r = annual rate of interest (as a decimal) & t = number of years the amount is deposited or borrowed for. I like your simpler form of the equation by disregarding n but my point re interest being 'calculated and compounded' on a daily basis by the Banksters & money lenders - still applies, ergo ''how disappointing'' - is also applicable, I suppose. Furthermore, re. the OP .. please also consider :
radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...
(love of money is the root of all evil) ..
[ edit ] People should read Shock Doctrine as well as other good food for thought publications. Long past time the sheltered education/life public wakes up to the facts of how they ( we ) are being manipulated and otherwise used.
edit -> ooooooooooooooooooooo required reading beginning in like 7th grade? Part of Social Studies ( social sciences ) ? Revisit every year through graduation from High School and make it a college level extension course?
The entire country is a sacrifice zone at this point.
One look at the amount of trash on the sides of the roads might make one think the people have declared it as much as well.
You made some good points here.
That was a comment by a diner, not a small business owner, and fails to understand the economics involved.
Go ahead, raise it all the way up. I'm sure economic boom will be so plentiful we will just wonder why we dont do the same thing every year, right?
FYI- large corporations can leverage their profits through large scales, so they dont really have to raise their profits, especially if mom and pop have to make noticable jumps.
The dumb american consumers will simply go to the corporations place even more, to save some more money.
Raise wages all you want. Without a conscious awakening, its not going to do anything because the underlying behavior is still the same.
"and no interest in actually doing anything that would or even could change things."
Is that why the politicians you clamor for shut the entire thing down?
You are one delusional old goat, thats for sure.
Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose
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The evil Bastards in office and running for office ( and their sponsors ) - seem to be trying their best at committing political as well as social suicide.
The Parade of disease fear manipulation continues marching forth.
To what end?
Apparently not in improving the Health Care system.
Apparently only to tighten border security = Land Sea & Air.
Some Might Think So. Especially if they have had a sheltered education/life.
[ edit ] It does look to be a test ground. Sacrifice zones? Perhaps. How thoroughly/completely can a USA population be stomped upon without triggering massive armed riot? - would also be a likely test parameter.
edit-> How well can the militarized police hold off the rioting mobs prior to calling in the actual military - another test parameter?
How fast and efficient and effective a military response to massive public rioting - another test parameter?
Not too long ago ( couple of weeks ) the military did some unannounced training Helicopter flights through the downtown areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The HK protestors = China's Best and Brightest
China's Best and Brightest = Fully educated to compete in the world market place
China's Best and Brightest = Put in a quarantined ( from the rest of China ) environment to take full advantage of capitalism for China's PTB to reap/siphon-off the profits.
China's Best and Brightest = are tired of being used.
Tell you what people. If Ebola kills one out of every FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND Americans over the next six months, I will change my user ID to 'FuckingMoron' and post a full page apology to all those above who I accuse of spreading more commercially motivated hypochondriac fear. That's a promise.
Wondering if Detroit is a test run, for the development of Sacrifice Zones and other Persecution Methods.
& extremism has served corps interests by facilitating blockage of any progressive action.
And many other issues.
Retire anti student relief pols,
Thank you elf3, for excellent post----It says so much. Everything has been Weaponized. Corporations (extreme terrorists) are killing Earth.
Activisms future IS Arisleyda Tapia!!
Solidarity with the front line activists!
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