Archive for the 'Lifelines' Category

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

John Oliver on Native Advertising

This isn’t perfect, but it’s well worth a watch:

Oliver is perhaps the only MSM commentator who reports actual analyses of corporate marketing practices.

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Theses on Occupy

Had two interactions today that put me on this topic. So:

1. Kalle Lasn = Bill McKibben = Booker T. Washington. Just watch, if we survive.

2. Kudos to “Occupy” for sticking a left moment into the news cycle. Manhattan is perfect for that.

3. Manhattan is the worst, stupidest possible place to try to start a left movement.

4. Detroit is the proper place, and it should be a shadow state, headquartered in the Black House.

5. The Black House should make way better use of allied celebrities than “Occupy” did.

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Friday, July 4th, 2014

Tom Bergeron

I happen to have finally taken Public Enemy’s advice and stayed home on this date.  In the process, I noticed that the host of the official “birthday party” is none other than the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”  Personally, I don’t think it’s an accident at any level.

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Not Robots

“The American Dream” trope exists to implant the notion that this is a unique nation that is uniquely dedicated to the greatest happiness of all its residents. That claim is pure rubbish.

Yet, it turns out that when people are asked what they want “the American Dream” to mean, the clear majority give rather decent answers:

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Of course, the actual society, being rigidly dedicated to making the rich ever richer, is dreadful at fulfilling these majority desires. But more proof that the commoners aren’t the dolts so many greens and lefties assume.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Red States

needle The U.S. South is some piece of work. But, for some unfathomable reason, it now seems to be home to sparks of actual progress and civilization. Public enterprise has happened there in a couple of meaningful ways.

Lafayette, Louisiana has fought off lawsuits and built itself its own communications infrastructure.

Now, it seems that Somerset, Kentucky is about to start operating its own gas stations.

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Saturday, April 26th, 2014

A Needle from the Haystack

Guess what. There is one actual journalist working in the United States! Who’d have thunk it?

Logically and probably necessarily, he is based in the epicenter of imperial decline, Detroit, Michigan.

In any event, check it out, and compare this with what passes for reporting in every other outlet, where brains, real questions, and major non-elite topics are banned:

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