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The Pledge | 8th February 2018 - YouTube
arguments against violence don't hold up in a perverse violent opressive environment. (see hedges, cornel west, Malcom X, etc) especially if your elite "fellows" sell you down the river (barack Obama eric holder and co). Or see Vietnam, Buddhists burned themselves (self-immolation) up because of the injustice and their beliefs. Or Bobby Sands et al. Indefinite hunger strikes. Or Guantanamo/AbuGhraib if I am not mistaken, people there went on hunger strike. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/womens-rights-100-revolutionary-years - Suffragette //&! the women who chose to sit in protest on the bus in the white section, and the what followed blacks entering white establishments. a knowingly intentional provocation not answered by law and order but by public violence. //&! or the 2011 uk youth riots - debatable, but a grain of salt, violence answered w violence in this case looting ... what else? a bank? which is an impossibility. or looting your neighborhood block of flat Grenfell? // especially institutionalized structural oppression regime against minorities. or institutional disadvantaged.
Identity  Politics  Chris  Hedges  Cornel  West  MalcomX  MLK  BAME  UK  blacklivesmatter  Jim  Crow  post-racial  America  Feminism  violence  sexism  Sexismus  democracy  history  LGBT  minority  No  Representation  discrimination  injustice  justice  USA  Sociology  Psychology  Philosophy  women  rights  gender-based  Pankhurst  #MeToo 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Who is more liberal – May or Gove? | Politics | The Guardian
&! Theresa May [...] pledge to unite country [...] vows to make sure Britain leaves EU, saying there must be no attempts to ‘remain through the back door’ [...] She attempted to woo leave voters by signing up Chris Grayling, a prominent leave campaigner, to chair her campaign and pledging to create a department for Brexit to negotiate the UK leaving the EU. After the meeting, other prominent Conservatives signed up to support May. Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, declared his support after having considered a bid himself. [also said no emergency budget more austerity = no Osborne! and no scrapping of human rights act] [she is moving the centre to centre right right. In language already.][and not sticking zero immigration on her vest] - bit.ly/297hiHu
Michael  Gove  Theresa  May  Chris  Grayling  Jeremy  Hunt  austerity  George  Osborne  Human  Rights  Act  social  mobility  inequality 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Chris Grayling dimisses concerns over economic impact of a Brexit
Yvette Cooper: Brexit won't prevent EU free movement to the UK - LIKE NORWAY CASE! - youtu.be/qa--kXGNhiE //&! IMF downgrade UK over Brexit fears - youtu.be/gfmVP3_TXNk - calling for fiscal stimulus!
Brexit  Chris  Grayling  Yvette  Cooper  liquidity  trap  secular  stagnation  fiscal  stimulus  IMF  OECD  austerity  2016  global  economy  China  credit  bubble  monetary  stimulus  aggregate  demand  aggregate  demand  short-fall  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  British  Pound  Sterling  Pact  Schuldenbremse  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  economic  history  recovery  sovereign  debt  crisis  PIGS  ChristineLagarde  George  Osborne  monetary  policy  Mark  Carney  BOE  ECB  MarioDraghi 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges The Cult Of Celebrity - YouTube
when you spend your life as celebrity, you have no idea of who you are. // hostile takeover of consumer culture to make it a religion. // people see themselves as consumer products. // is a commodity culture, cult of self ... psychopaths. // ethic of Wall Street is same as ethic of consumer celebrity culture.
Chris  Hedges  Fame  celebrity  celebrity  culture  celeb  status  symbol  status  anxiety  Selbstdarstellung  Selfie  Social  Media  gossip  culture  gossip  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  Daily  Mail  Wertegesellschaft  society  consumer  culture  culture  Reality  TV  scripted-reality  television  zombie  consumer  plastic  surgery  beauty  sickness  consumer  debt  consumerist  consumerism  of  You  Newsfeed  Instagram  YouTube  Vlogging  Vlog  sociology  psychology 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times - YouTube
If you care about the truth you eventually run into problems as the journalist who usually manipulates facts for a living. // neoliberalism sold to us through lies and manipulated facts. // 2/3rds of the country in poverty. // mania for hope is a political pacifier even for the liberals, keeping people hopeful - keeps people complacent. // moral imperative for civil disobedience. // but do not use the word hope! // game is fixed. // rebellion led by day class intellectuals. that band together with the underclass. // if you have whole-sale surveillance, you can't have investigative journalism // it's about ratings and money, they don't do journalism. << corporate media. // dismantling BBC by tories is a power play by tories (power elite) // &! redd.it/3x3kw7 - Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably “bullshit” - The internet encourages the spread of information that is emotionally resonant but factually untrue
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris und Hannover: Die Folgen des Terrors - Lobo-Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Das liegt vielleicht daran, dass man eine Gegenbeschwörung für notwendig hält, weil ja schon der Terror als eine Form der Beschwörung erscheint: eine Beschwörung der Angst- und Hasssphären der westlichen Gesellschaften, die radikalisiert werden sollen. Denn Radikale können zur Selbstrechtfertigung, als Existenznarrativ auch Radikale auf der anderen Seite gut gebrauchen. Schwarz-Weiß-Malerei als wichtigstes Geschäft Notfalls erzeugen sie sich welche, das wichtigste Geschäft des Radikalismus ist die Schwarz-Weiß-Malerei, Zivilisation heißt Differenzierung. Ein Verleger fordert in diese Stimmung hinein ernsthaft die "Radikalisierung der Mitte", als definiere sich die Mitte nicht gerade durch die Abwesenheit von Radikalismus. Die Absurdität dieser Beschwörung hat innenministerielle Qualitäten, hilfloser und unverantwortlicher kann man gar nicht in die islamistische Falle tappen, dem Wunsch nach Radikalisierung.
corporate  media  corporate  state  manufactured  consent  War  on  Terror  Polarisation  propaganda  Lügenpresse  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  communication  PR  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  Positioning  radicalism  free  speech  foreign  relations  Russia  NATO  United  Nations  Security  Council  European  Union  USA  Noam  Chomsky  UK  Chris  Hedges  ISIS  al-Qaida  Taliban  Middle  East 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy - YouTube
individualism tends to capitalism (each their own coloured widget) vs individuality of the individual. don't mistake the one for the other and you can't achieve the same happiness and well-being with just individualism because it is also based on constant consumption. // what people leave out of socialism and the pundits decry over it. is democracy. democratic socialism. // Plutocracy is undercutting its ability to survive! Problem, the system will take us down with it. // We got ecological catastrophe on our doorstep. Nuclear catastrophe. And Capitalisms catastrophe. //&! Ceased all power and rendered the citizen powerless. This is no capitalistic democracy. This is crony capitalism. - Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 - youtu.be/iA41ggsdeXE - capitalism has no internal constraints. remove external constraints & it will see & use everything (private free market enterprise) as replaceable & commodity w a price (even the planet): the environment, workers health. &! non-violent revolution!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: #AdamBainIsSoFucked
[ Ego's and no (over) communication what Twitter is, wants to be and can't be. It can't be Facebook or anything else. Twitter can only be Twitter (plus Vine + Persicope + X (say date, business tools) + ads). And no (over) communication how they are going to satisfy Wall Street (profit). No 1-2 year plan. Dick was and is Ops Guy. No obsessive passionate visionary putting it all on the line about the product and its potential yada yada yada that gets listeners hooked and thus can ask for patience, ask for time. Dick was hired to fix the chaos and mess. Get it to IPO. He did that ... ]
Ego  Twitter  IPO  MAU  Dick  Costolo  jackdorsey  Chris  Sacca  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Facebook  Google  Social  Media  communication  vision  mission  Legacy  Ev  Williams  Biz  Stone  Leadership 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Georg Diez über die Berichterstattung zu Griechenland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jeder Artikel, der von der "Rettung" Griechenlands spricht, richtet moralisch. An solcher Berichterstattung zeigt sich, wie manipulativ ein Journalismus agiert, der vor allem von deutschen Interessen handelt. Propaganda, sagt Edward Bernays, der den Begriff geprägt hat, ist die Reduktion der komplexen Wirklichkeit auf einige wenige, leicht zu verstehende Erklärungen, und es ist dabei letztlich egal, ob diese Erklärungen auch stimmen. [...] Denn in seinem Sinn ist zum Beispiel jeder Artikel, der die Euro-Krise darauf reduziert, dass Merkel oder Schäuble oder Brüssel oder sonst irgendjemand Griechenland "rettet", nichts anderes als Propaganda. "Merkel rettet die Banken" Seit Jahren ist "Rettung" das Wort, das viele Journalisten benutzen, um die Geschichte dieser Krise zu erzählen: Mit einem Wort wird etabliert, wer etwas tut & wer nichts tut, wer aktiv ist & wer passiv, wer am Abgrund steht & wer mit der helfenden Hand herbeieilt. [language shapes thoughts, reactionary] & bit.ly/1Htt0IU
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Sacca: Bad Deals Are Being Done in Silicon Valley - Bloomberg Business
min 3 - normal people have been prices out of SV, SF, Palo Alto and around the region. sw engineers with entitelment and very little compassion. // bloom.bg/1I8NCAM &! bloom.bg/1Hzb5za &! bloom.bg/1BaVBji &! bloom.bg/1Fd2zQf (Amazon, Fb, Google, eBay, all had cash flow during its growth past IPO, Twitter ops too expensive compared to scale, living beyond its means. does not need to invest in warehouses (Amazon) nor data centers (Google)) // &! bloom.bg/1e8mFGd &! bloom.bg/1L2Accs &! bloom.bg/1INBZ7N &! bloom.bg/1TgmWqi &! http://lowercasecapital.com/2015/06/03/what-twitter-can-be-2/ &! http://lowercasecapital.com/2015/05/21/i-bleed-aqua/ - Sarah Lacy from pando argues, he bleeds green - pando.com/2015/06/11/the-icahn-was-coming-from-inside-the-house-why-dick-costolos-ouster-changes-the-valley/ &! pando.com/2015/06/12/im-more-similar-to-elon-the-5-silliest-things-chris-sacca-said-yesterday/
Chris  Sacca  Silicon  Valley  ecosystem  Twitter  runway  burn  rate  cash  flow  business  model  San  Francisco  Palo  Alto  hunt  for  yield  distortion  growth  round  SPV  Hedge  Fund  Mutual  Fund  late-stage  funding  Private  Market  Private  Equity  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  cash-is-king  Bill  Gurley  Unicorn  Hype  Cycle  inflation  Venture  Capital  Micro  VC  Angel  Investor  war  for  talent 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Wow, that was fast. UN Women cancels partnership with Uber | PandoDaily
[Update: Pando’s Paul Carr emailed Uber investor, Lowercase Capital’s Chris Sacca to ask if he thought investors might soon run out of excuses for supporting the embattled company. Sacca responded: “Will there ever be a point where Pando runs out of excuses for why nobody reads your site?”] - money has no conscience, he can fund as many water wells in Africa as he wants. makes no difference.
Chris  Sacca  Venture  Capital  Uber 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
A fireside chat with Fred Wilson - YouTube
"We are in the service business, helping them being successful." VC guys - here to help you; council, scale, connect/network help, help where they can be helpful otherwise find the person who can help you with X (ie Chris Sacca seems to have special skill set that some companies can leverage for biz deals and negotiations - ie Uber [ http://youtu.be/iqUG2_cmZ6I ]). See a16z model; Operations Helpers (HR, Marketing, biz Dev.). That is where Angel Investors (single persons) and Seed Rounds lack value; the added value and the scalability (n+1 people behind VC company). In Finance School; the present value of the company is the future cash-flow (not necessarily profits), that is why companies who aimed for revenue growth are much more valuable than companies who aimed for margin. Term 'Investing in the future.' ;-) The future is uncertain by definition. Very uncertain. High risk, high potential returns. With given losers (losses non-leveraged, can't loose more than you've invested).
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Can we Trust the Peloton? | Biking Fitness Plans and Advice | OutsideOnline.com
Overall, the data suggests that the performances on AX3 fell within a range that could be expected for a relatively clean peloton with the exception of Froome. His performance on AX3 is clearly flagged as an outlier and warrants healthy rationale skepticism. Going forward, the progression of his performance should be closely followed over the rest of the Tour.
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Cycling must be whiter than white to avoid yellow stain of suspicion | Sean Ingle | Sport | The Guardian
VO2max of 88ml/kg/min [...] But scientists are forced to play guessing games because teams guard their race data so closely. According to Team Sky's manager, Sir Dave Brailsford, this is because there are "very few people who can properly interpret and understand it. All you're going to do is create a lot of noise for people who are pseudo-scientists." That may be true. But you can understand how those who could put the numbers into context might find his remarks patronising. And the noise he mentions may yet grow into a deeper howl – especially given the recent comments of Tim Kerrison, the head of performance at Team Sky, that "riders, before too long, will surpass performances in the doping era". [Olympic Record in Athletics when Doping was rampant - are still out of reach.]
anti-doping  Team  Sky  UCI  British  Cycling  Chris  Froome  doping  Tour  De  France 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Radsport: Tour-Führender Froome genervt von Doping-Fragen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Journalisten im Teamhotel hakten dennoch weiter nach. Irgendwann reichte es Froome: "Hier sitze ich nach dem größten Sieg meiner Karriere und werde beschuldigt, ein Lügner und Betrüger zu sein. Das ist uncool", sagte er, bevor er die Pressekonferenz pünktlich nach den vereinbarten 15 Minuten verließ. [...] Denn er tue seiner Meinung nach schon alles, sagte Brailsford: Er werde zwar nicht der Öffentlichkeit, dafür aber der Welt-Anti-Doping-Agentur (Wada) alle denkbaren Daten über Training und Gesundheit zur Verfügung seiner Athleten zur Verfügung stellen. Im Zuge des Falls Armstrong und der Situation in der Leichtathletik müsse man den Blickwinkel verändern.
Dave  Brailsford  Team  Sky  British  Cycling  Chris  Froome  Marginal  Gains  WADA 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Tour de France: Froomes Siegeszug auf dem Mont Ventoux - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ist die Tour de France nach Christopher Froomes Siegeszug auf dem Mont Ventoux bereits entschieden? Konkurrent Alberto Contador glaubt zwar noch an seine Chance, allerdings nicht mehr aus eigener Kraft. Zu eindrucksvoll war die Machtdemonstration Froomes auf dem Weg zum Gipfel.
Chris  Froome 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
"Leistung eines Mutanten": Dopingvorwürfe gegen Tour-Spitzenreiter Froome > Kleine Zeitung
Der Gesamtführende der Tour de France, Christopher Froome, ist mit Dopingvorwürfen konfrontiert. Ein Sportwissenschaftler bezweifelt, dass der Brite wegen seiner beeindruckenden Leistungen "sauber" ist. >> Pondering the unanswerable questions at the TDF: Performance as proof of doping? + http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/07/tour-rest-day-pondering-unanswerables.html
Chris  Froome 
july 2013 by asterisk2a

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