American politicians love to stand on the edges of important problems by insisting that the market will find a solution. And that’s mostly right; we don’t need the government meddling in places where smart companies can create their own answers. But you can’t depend on the market to do anything when the market doesn’t exist. “We can either have competition, which would solve a lot of these problems, or we can have regulation,” says Aaron. ‘What Comcast is trying is to have neither.” It’s insanity, and we keep lying to ourselves about it. It’s time to start thinking about ways to actually do something.
So ridiculous when you compare what we allow to go on in the US to other developed countries.
You’re broke in graduate school, basically, and I was flexible from having danced and I was pretty cut from having wrestled, and I also rode and so on the dance team; there were some fellow male dancers who told me about this club, these ladies’ clubs but there are these male dancers, and they said they danced moves we do just in the normal training for our dance performances … and they invited me because I needed more money, I was broke.
So I went just to observe it [to see] if it was something I could do and they came out with jockstraps having been soaked in lighter fluid, asbestos jockstraps, ignited, coming out dancing to Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire.”
I said, “Nope. Not for me.” I’m embarrassed to say that it wasn’t until that moment when I said to myself, “Maybe I should be a math tutor.” I don’t know why I didn’t think of that first.
NdGT is the best.
There’s been a lot of speculation involving the business and technical details surrounding the recent deal between Comcast and Netflix and plenty of wrong numbers and information being used. I thought it would be helpful to detail what’s really taking place behind the scenes, highlight some important publicly available data in the market, talk about the deal size, and debunk quite a few myths that people are spouting as facts. It’s time we cut through a lot of the misconceptions of the deal, from both a business and technical level, and focus on what’s really happening. This is a long post, but if you really want to know what’s happening, I’ve tried to make it really detailed.
Really informative, if you care about this sort of thing. Removes a lot of the FUD surrounding the issue.
The mere fact that Menlo Park and Facebook think private sponsorship of a cop is a good idea betrays a social order in which the notion that we all pay taxes to provide public services to everyone has completely broken down. Silicon Valley corporations aren’t paying their fair share and neither are the wealthiest Americans.
Ridiculous. It’s not just SV companies though. Was Robocop really that prescient?
The religion of nigger-cleansing is desperation, a mythology adopted in the shadow of seemingly unerring inequality. It awards a sense of power, a belief that the parishioner might be rendered Christ-like and impeccable. But the actual record of nigger-cleansing is dubious.
Booker T. Washington could not stop the Red Summers. That is because racism neither needs, nor seeks, black people’s permission. That is because wolf does not care if the sheep is respectable.
God damn I wish I could write well enough to get my thoughts out like this.
You don’t know what others are going through, remember that. If you found out, you might feel a lot different about how you’re treating them, what you’re expecting from them and things like that. Try not to be hard on folks, they could be walking around with fire inside, trying to keep it together…
This is a philosophy I try to embrace. Wise words from a decent man.
Source: Truths You Won’t Believe
Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
This coupled with the recent realization that black women are the most educated group…
It seems like there is this always present “when is the ‘black community’ going to pull themselves up from the bootstraps” question that floats around everywhere I go. Yet on micro and macro levels black excellence and success is only growing exponentially with each year - despite racism, institutional barriers, lack of privilege, colorblind ideologies and rampant gentrification.
Now imagine the gains we’d be able to make if people were willing to have these conversations and actually think critically about our society and culture
there’s actually a saying among the wealthier i’ve known—“i’m too poor to buy cheap things.” they spend more up front for shit that actually LASTS. where the rest of us can’t afford the up-front costs of quality, and end up paying much more, buying the same objects over and over.