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The Real Scandal of That Brutal United Video – The Atlantic

In this way, the United video serves as a stark metaphor, one where the quiet brutalization of consumers is rendered in shocking, literal form. The first thought that I had watching the outrageous footage of a passenger being dragged through an aisle like a bag of trash was that this should never happen. But fundamentally, this is an old story: Companies in concentrated industries, like the airlines, have legal cover to break the most basic promise to consumers without legally breaking their contracts. The

Source: The Real Scandal of That Brutal United Video – The Atlantic

Easter’s End |

Read the whole thing and understand why I would rather err towards the environment. We are parts of a complex system we do not understand. Mining people are only a small part of that complex system. When they profess science speaking I remember the scientists who used to dismiss dietary fiber as not necessary in human diet. Thread lightly, mine if you must. but do things with care.

I suspect, though, that the disaster happened not with a bang but with a whimper. After all, there are those hundreds of abandoned statues to consider. The forest the islanders depended on for rollers and rope didn’t simply disappear one day–it vanished slowly, over decades. Perhaps war interrupted the moving teams; perhaps by the time the carvers had finished their work, the last rope snapped. In the meantime, any islander who tried to warn about the dangers of progressive deforestation would have been overridden by vested interests of carvers, bureaucrats, and chiefs, whose jobs depended on continued deforestation. Our Pacific Northwest loggers are only the latest in a long line of loggers to cry, Jobs over trees! The changes in forest cover from year to year would have been hard to detect: yes, this year we cleared those woods over there, but trees are starting to grow back again on this abandoned garden site here. Only older people, recollecting their childhoods decades earlier, could have recognized a difference. Their children could no more have comprehended their parents’ tales than my eight-year-old sons today can comprehend my wife’s and my tales of what Los Angeles was like 30 years ago.

Source: Easter’s End |

Surgical sieve – Wikipedia

Although there are several versions around the world with slight variations, the surgical sieve usually consist of the following types of process in the human body in any particular order:

  • Congenital
  • Acquired
  • Vascular
  • Infective
  • Traumatic
  • Autoimmune
  • Metabolic
  • Inflammatory
  • Neurological
  • Neoplastic
  • Degenerative
  • Environmental
  • Unknown

A more extensive, and perhaps more concise mechanism of employing the surgical sieve is using the mnemonic MEDIC HAT PINE:

  • Metabolic (conditions relating to metabolism, biochemistry, and the like)
  • Endocrinological (conditions relating to the various secretory systems within the body)
  • Degenerative (conditions relating to age-related destruction of tissue, or stress-related destruction of tissue)
  • Inflammatory/Infective (conditions that primarily present in a way that involves the profane activation of the immune system)
  • Congenital (conditions present at birth)
  • Haematological (conditions relating to the blood system, in one way or another)
  • Autoimmune (conditions relating to the inappropriate activation of the immune system, in one of many ways)
  • Traumatic (conditions relating to a physical response between two or more objects)
  • Psychological/Neurological (conditions relating to the nervous system, in one way or another – whether that be the CNS or the PNS)
  • Idiopathic/iatrogenic (conditions without a known cause, or without a known cause outside of medical intervention)
  • Neoplastic (conditions relating to cancers)
  • Environmental (conditions relating to exposures, and dose-response relationships thereof)

Source: Surgical sieve – Wikipedia

rePost:A Call To Patriots | Development templates for Guinarona

Pinapaalalahan ko ang pangulo na kung meron mang isang tao na unang tatayo at dedepensahan ang bansa iyon ay wala nang iba kundi siya at hindi magturo sa kanino man. Ngunit sa halip na gawin ito mistulang binasura niya ang Hague Ruling na paborable sa atin kapalit ng ilang bilyon na investments at loans sa bansa. Tayo ay pumasok sa bitag ng Tsina na kung saan kinagat natin ang option na magaan at may pera pa pero at the expense naman ng ating claims sa WPS sa ngayon and in the future. Lingid sa kaalaman ng

Source: A Call To Patriots | Development templates for Guinarona

rePost :: Transom » Ira Glass

This is something of a notes to friends from my generation. We can’t seem to accept how slow things can be. How slow it is to finally be good at something enough for you to enjoy it immensely. How slow it is to get to the point where you have a sliver of feeling that you are in control of your life.

I bring all of this up to say that if you’re someone who wants to make radio stories (or do any kind of creative work), you’re probably going to have a period when things might not come too easily. For some people, that’s just a year. For others, like me, it’s eight years. You might feel completely alone and lost during this period — God knows I did — and I hope it’s reassuring in some small way to hear that what you’re going through is completely normal. Most people go through it. And there are things you can do during this period of mediocrity that will get you to the next step, that will drive you toward skill and competence.

via Transom » Ira Glass.

Roger Ebert on Twitter: “”Never marry someone who doesn’t love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you.” (Roger Ebert)”

“Never marry someone who doesn’t love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you.” (Roger Ebert)