10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance →
Amend the U.S. Constitution. [Corporations are NOT people] Require shareholders to approve to approve political spending by their corporations. Pass the Fair Elections Now Act. Give qualified candidates equal amounts of free broadcast air time. Ban political advertising by corporations that receive government money. Impose a 500% excise tax on corporation contributions. Prohibit companies...
In retrospect, I still can't believe Howard Zinn...
(Vintage Zinn, looks like he was still “struggling” in Spelman in this photo. Nonetheless, you can’t help but notice the strength in his eyes.] “…we must not accept the memory of our states as our own.” (From “A People’s History of the United States”) Long live the struggle.
Patel-isms (Notes from Raj Patel's book, "The...
“The profit was privatized, but the risk was socialized.” (On the financial crisis in the US - the financiers’ system and profits became untouchable.) “Anyone concerned with democracy should be worried that the seam between Wall Street and the government is almost invisible.” (And to paraphrase Nassim Taleb: People who were driving a school bus (blind-folded) and...
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.– Oscar Wilde
Satan Writes a Letter to Pat Robertson →
Dear Pat Robertson, I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves...
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King (via julie911) (via quote-book)
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis speaks the truth and brings it out. • Lewis also disses Rupert Murdoch, rightfully, I would say, for prioritizing sensationalism (which equals profits) over facts. • Well, what’s new? That’s Fox News for you. (Please spread the word out)
"Any psychiatrist will tell you that it's a...
Words from “GIRL FRIEND” in Table Settings by James Lapine had me thinking about Proposition 8 again, which is currently in trial in San Francisco. Don’t you wish the quote above could be used as a legit argument for the case against equality? I have been following the case closely, ears and eyes and heart tuned to the latest witness stands. The arguments that have been reported...
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We are always getting ready to live, but never living.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life, As I Live It
Monday: I paused to take a picture somewhere in San Francisco, and remembered a reminder. Tuesday: On my way downstairs, when I captured this image of light through the window. Wednesday: Sauteed beans with broccoli on the stove, and baked pork chops topped with leeks & apples in the oven. Thursday: I rearranged pieces briefly, when Spring (2010) came to mind. Hello, Zac Posen. ...
De-Stress in 8 Ways →
Massage your ears. Finger paint. Strip down your living room. Try laughing yoga. Procrastinate. Be brutally honest. Dance in the rain. Enjoy a staycation. (I’m really good at doing no. 5.)
Filipinos, and Haiti
I talked to Michelle Capobres, Program Officer of the World Affairs Council today, for about 30 minutes regarding the situation in Haiti. We talked about aid, the obstacles in getting food and medical supplies to the country, the destabilizing economic policies that Clinton has imposed making it worse for the country’s conditions, faulty buildings infrastructures and the amazing influx of...
You must structure your world so you are constantly reminded of who you are.– Dr. Na’im Akbar