Submitted by athena1 on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 7:11pm
Submitted by athena1 on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 5:14pm
Surprisingly positive response from the most well respected forum members.
The Jref was where I first started trying to figure out politics and economics, and the thinking in the economics subforum over there has changed a lot over the past few years. The most annoying of the Austrians have been chased off, too. lol.
I've been saying for a while that our goal should be to convince the scientific community, and I think we might be getting there. Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 8:53pm
Public Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Should be Prerequisites for Economics.
Public health people tend to get on my nerves. Their science tends to reflect the bigotries of the era, they are often control-freaks, and they often have massive egos. They should get along great with the economists! Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 2:04am
Submitted by athena1 on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 11:24pm
They're going to vote and sign (?) on New Years Eve, late at night. (Just like the NDAA). It might or might not include:
1) unchaining social security benefits from inflation
2) Medicare cuts to PCP (primary care provider) docs (aka, hurry up and die.)
3) the virtual abolition of Medicaid via more cuts to payments for providers (It's not a rightwing myth that docs will literally go bankrupt seeing some/too many medicaid patients.)
4) cutting unemployment insurance
5) little if any cuts will be made to the MIC or Big Ag. Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 6:55am
Submitted by athena1 on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 1:00am
Flags, red and white, white and blue—all along the curb. Used Cars. Good Used Cars.
Today's bargain—up on the platform. Never sell it. Makes folks come in, though. If we sold that bargain at that price we'd hardly make a dime.
- The Grapes of Wrath
As soon as I got the internet in 2003, I immediately found out that everything I thought was true about politics was wrong. I live in Redneckville, USA. We folks just weren't exposed to people from other parts of the world before the web. Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:00am
Nevermind grammar, capitalization, etc.
grandma got runover by a debt deal
walking home from our house christmas eve
you could say there's no such thing as SATAN
but as for me and grandpa
we can see
she'd been drinking too much fox news
and we begged her not to not to watch the shows
and she couldn't afford her medication
and she staggered out the door
into the snow Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:54am
[note: please donate to corrente if you're not already as fucked as I am and living in bank-account seized hell over medical bills. This is not a game. This is a war.]
I'm reading the Grapes of Wrath for the first time ever.
"what land's outside the door? How if you wake up in the night and know — and know the willow tree's not there? Can you live without the willow tree? Well, no, you can't. The willow tree is you. The pain on that mattress there — that dreadful pain — that's you." - The Grapes of Wrath Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:16pm
Submitted by athena1 on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 6:24pm
The first thing you need to know about natural selection is that it's everywhere. Reality's most powerful tool of precision is like a great Grim Reaper wrapped around the face of the internet, relentlessly jamming its truth into anything that smells like bigotry. In fact, the history of the recent elevator-gate scandal, which doubles as a history of the skepticism movement, reads like a what's what of ideas.
h/t, of course, to the Mighty Taibbi. Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 4:30pm
Submitted by athena1 on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 6:50pm
Submitted by athena1 on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 6:56pm
Coming soon to a North American continent Near You.
Fucking Objectivist voodoo Satanic bullshit European banksters.
I used to think Objectivism was codeword for Social Darwinism. Now I think it had to go back undreground and pop back out as neoliberal economics. Read below the fold...
Submitted by athena1 on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:56pm
The 1% really does just win because they're "better".
Better at tricking the rest of us, more than anything.
They really don't have normal morals, but we assume they must, because they fake it, and people tend to assume other people think like them. Whatever is going on in the heads of these sociopaths would appear as a really alien landscape if we could really peak inside.
Check out this fascinating article:
Popularity is not viewed as Read below the fold...
an indicator of liking by peers but rather is seen as a reputational
construct involving power and status in the group (Lease,
Kennedy, & Axelrod, 2002; Xie, Cairns, & Cairns, 1999). Conceptualized