December 31, 2013
I had a lot of migraines this year. If you add them all up, I lost 172 days. I actually lost more. A medication I took late last year and early this year (amitriptylene) had me so sleepy that I … Continue reading
December 30, 2013
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. . . . Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is, that you may see a file of soldiers . . . marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences . . .
1846. From Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience” in Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States
Really great resource from the migraine trust: Supplements and Herbs for Migraine – The Evidence
December 28, 2013
When someone gets really into a particular science topic for the first time and speaks almost solely in incredibly excited jargon for a year. Yay science! Yay confidence! Yay joy of specialized knowledge!
The Next Mass Extinction
Atlanta Deploys Urine Detectors To Curb Scourge Of Peed-In Elevators
Or they could install some public restrooms
Very Serious Populists
The Corporation Invasion
Only corporations have rights
This is what the other America is like
Room to Despair
None of us are fit enough to work in this godawful, exploitative system
Contemporary Scottish Friction
For economic stimulus, pensions beat stadiums and server farms.
Let me reiterate: “reducing the average municipal retiree’s $19,000-a-year subsistence stipend to preserve corporate subsidies and to give sports teams gleaming new palaces is grotesque.”
Macarena by Taos
Shoes to wear while drinking hot cocoa and admiring the Christmas lights.
December 23, 2013
There were defenders of the Indians. Perhaps the most eloquent was Senator Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, who told the Senate, debating removal:
“We have crowded the tribes upon a few miserable acres on our southern frontier; it is all that is left to them of their once boundless forest: and still, like the horse-leech, our insatiated cupidity cries, give! give! … Sir … Do the obligations of justice change with the color of the skin?”
1830. From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States