but we are actually all winds
ever more than before
even ever more than before 
gaining 
speeding 
booming
towards future 
speeding
and redeeming laughters
and happiest laughters
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“If you want to free a society, just give them internet access. Because people, the young guys, you know, are all going to go out and see biased media, see the truth about other nations and their own nation and they’re going to be able to contribute and collaborate together.”
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I am sort of still stunned and probably bit disgusted that 

some Hollywood types thought about - imagined future of place like LA

January 14, 2014, 1:52am   0 notes
theatlantic:

Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free

A mere $62.6 billion dollars!
According to new Department of Education data, that’s how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2012 in the entire United States. And I’m not being facetious with the word mere, either. The New America Foundation says that the federal government spent a whole $69 billion in 2013 on its hodgepodge of financial aid programs, such as Pell Grants for low-income students, tax breaks, work study funding. And that doesn’t even include loans.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free

A mere $62.6 billion dollars!

According to new Department of Education data, that’s how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2012 in the entire United States. And I’m not being facetious with the word mere, either. The New America Foundation says that the federal government spent a whole $69 billion in 2013 on its hodgepodge of financial aid programs, such as Pell Grants for low-income students, tax breaks, work study funding. And that doesn’t even include loans.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The Intelligent Plant

newyorker:

Now Unlocked: Michael Pollan investigates the field of plant neurobiology, and the case for plant intelligence: http://nyr.kr/192x1kz

Construction by Stephen Doyle.

December 23, 2013, 12:01pm   158 notes

Log, Aug 14th 2013, Egypt

There are actually more posts re:Egypt on this Aug 14 Rabaa attack than Jan25 Tahrir - in Tumblr. Way more. Little personal notes or acts. Note counts are nil or low, but there are more and more.

There are more to be logged but I should wait for a while, first, how much IR expert and journalism types will offer to (well, global) public - analysis, what are the ingredients here, and why they matter - could matter so much - or otherwise. (esp re: how poltical Islam would react - MB etc from now on. Could become a real long new chapter. Or reality might offer more unexpected course of developments.)

So there are more personal posts. Then, how much of good, meaningful, guiding materials would be offered by experts and journalist types in coming days n weeks (not for, ofc, mob making and mob mobilization, like used to.)

Political Tumblrs are not reacting yet, there are just bunch of photos mostly, but ingredients of current crisis in Egypt are real thing.

How much real analysis and articulations, and prospects and perspectives will be there - publicly, or - otherwise.

Gotta see.

August 15, 2013, 3:03am   1 note
▸ Israel bristles at EU measure as Kerry arrives in Amman to push peace talks, Laura Rozen

The directive, which is non-binding on the EU’s 28 member states, “is financially inconsequential,” said Daniel Levy, head of Middle East programs at the European Council on Foreign Relations. “It matters because liberal Israel, liberal Zionists, one of the main crutches of their argument for the two state solution, is the world won’t accept it otherwise.”

Israeli politicians such as Justice Minister Tzipi Livni have warned that Israel could face boycotts if it doesn’t curb settlements and the occupation of the West Bank, Levy said.

Israeli officials said the European move was unhelpful, however.

“They’re going to cause chaos with two results: we’re going to be pissed as hell when euro projects we participate in come to a grinding halt and the Palestinians see even less reason to ever return to negotiations,” an Israeli diplomat, speaking not for attribution, said by email Tuesday.

“People can mock Kerry as much as they want but we’ve actually been trying to work with him and smooth the way forward,” the official said. “The real picture is negotiations. Nothing else really matters and the EU is getting in the way.”

Verbally jabbing back is fine. But - what about next few more steps, reported by some as, next in pipeline? (boycott-sanctions against Israel etc.) 

What EU could do next, further. Is the thing. 



Jul 16, 2013, 9:30pm  0 notes      

And …

July 01, 2013, 6:59pm   1 note
▸ Syria: Israeli Attacks on Syria Fuel Debate Over U.S.-Led Airstrikes, NYTimes



Source: The New York Times

May 05, 2013, 9:12pm  0 notes      

▸ Syrian Blood Tests Positive for Sarin Gas, U.S. Spies Say, Danger Room, Wired



Apr 25, 2013, 1:38pm  2 notes      

 
“Science fiction helps scientists imagine what might be possible. We need a social fiction to do the same for society.”
Muhammad Yunus, at Skoll World Forum 

April 11, 2013, 9:19pm  13 notes

▸ The Economic Story of the Year: The Stock Market vs. the Labor Market, Derek Thomspon, Atlantic

No matter how you want to break down the schism — 99% vs. 1%; wages vs. wealth; labor vs. capital; local vs. global — this is big economic story, now



Apr 07, 2013, 2:44pm  1 note      

 
“When asked to comment more broadly on the problem of homegrown terrorism in the country, [John] Baird [FM] said it is a challenge common to many parts of the West, adding: “It’s obviously something that deeply concerns us.””

April 02, 2013, 1:38pm  0 notes

Source: twitter.com
March 21, 2013, 8:30pm   0 notes