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10 October 2007

Still more quotations with links


"...the fundamental structure of a market economy--reliable information."--David Mulholland


"...you do not win ARGUMENTS against Fascists, you must win WARS against them."--Woody


"You either want a single-payer system in this country [Canada] or you want an American-style system. And don't kid yourself that there's anything in between."--Shirley Douglas


"To all the precarious workers, both natives and migrants, men and women. To the contortionists of flexibility and the acrobats of everyday life. To the temporary workers and contractors, ..."--Mayday Milan Call


"It's a very uniting thing to see different people from the same generation working their 9-to-5 placeholder gigs, waiting for their real lives to begin." ~ Joe Reid


"Among other things, the Terms and Conditions forbid the practice of science (e.g. trying to understand how a program works, its underlying operational principles, etc.)."--Steve Mann


"The worker who takes home the paycheck and typically buys "toys" and has a commute is contributing to global ecocide and corporate domination. It's almost counter-intuitive that a non-worker or welfare recipient is living as the better planetary citizen, even if by happenstance."--Jan Lundberg


"When we complain about the targeted market junk mail we receive because someone has discovered personal information about us, it is like complaining about the bad smell from our gas stove, rather than complaining about the fact that our stove is leaking."--Steve Mann


"Ecological economics pioneer Robert Costanza likens conventional economics to a bucket full of water that's ready to tip. All it needs is one sharp jolt. So, let's kick it over"--adbusters


"If Oliver Twist has no money to buy a crust of bread, his zero allotment is 'efficient.'"--Max Sawicky


"If capitalists are not happy with things, they make it clear that it
is their ball and unless you follow their rules they are
taking their ball home and then no one can play."--Eric Nilsson


"We need to go beyond market freedom into human freedom."--Anarcho


"It's hard to be functional when you have to spend all your time and energy focusing on making eye contact and not tapping your feet..."--Jennifer McIlwee Myers


"...the problem with pounding a square peg in a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you are destroying the peg."--Paul Collins


"All paid employments absorb and degrade the mind."--Aristotle


"Where the Danes provide their unemployed with up to 80 percent of their previous salary and the Germans provide them with 60 percent, America has deregulated the rich while throwing a growing portion of its working class in jail."--Daniel Lazare


"Whereas the common modern word for labour, work and worker in the Latin based languages like French, Spanish, Italian, etc. is trabajo and travail (from the Latin tripalium, or 'instrument of torture')"--Michael Seidman


"information wants to be free and the resolution wants to be high."--Ryan Singel

Blogging meme



By way of Asperger Square 8



1. Is there a regular time of day when you compose your posts?



No, although my most creative writing occurs during the hours when everything is possible; after midnight.



2. Do you prefer to write a certain number of posts per week (or per month)?



No. My output is very sporadic.



3. Are you more likely to write a post when you're happy about the topic, or do you mainly blog when you feel like ranting?



Mainly ranting. But I strive for conflict-free language, a project very much facilitated by the fact that I do all my composing offline.



4. Do you write from notes or an outline, or are your posts mostly spontaneous?



Most of my longer posts start as a "bulleted list", with paragraph text filled in. Most recent example in this form is Time for the mitten to bite the hand



I rarely post anything spontaneously, although I did in a more innocent time.



5. Do you try to maintain a central theme for your blog and avoid random topics that don't fit the theme?



No. I started the blog as a "containment bucket" so as to avoid posting overly-opinionated content at my "ecumenical" projects (both of which are really hurting for read/write participants other than myself, BTW), pubwan scratchpad and vagrant netizen tribe. It has evolved to include both opinionated and unopinionated essays on any subject that isn't clearly apropos to the other two venues.



State-level Michigan politics is a frequent topic, and another is speculative microeconomics. Recently I have begun to blog my "web to-do lists," and "quotation compilations." More about this under "rituals" (#6)



6. Are there any interesting rituals associated with your blogging?



Yes! All of my online activity, including blogging, is highly ritualized. This is an adaptation to the fact that I have no residential internet access, so all of my online activity is at the public library. My online and offline methodology is described in considerable detail at vagrant netizen (linked to above, #5)

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