No one controls my day. If I waste it, so what, it was mine to waste. — Joseph Roth, ‘The White Cities’. (via zenmarxist)
Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown from AASP Science.
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-came-first-chicken-or-egg

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown from AASP Science.

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-came-first-chicken-or-egg

A key item of the regular BBC TV News news on the 26th July 2014 seems to have necessitated sending a reporter to stand outside the MoD to tell me that a 42 year old single woman might have had a relationship with a work colleague which, although not illegal, may or may not conform with her employers’ code of conduct. And that she’s now on holiday. 
Really?! That’s more important than the 000s of people demonstrating against Israel in London, around the UK, and around the world?
FFS.

A key item of the regular BBC TV News news on the 26th July 2014 seems to have necessitated sending a reporter to stand outside the MoD to tell me that a 42 year old single woman might have had a relationship with a work colleague which, although not illegal, may or may not conform with her employers’ code of conduct. And that she’s now on holiday.

Really?! That’s more important than the 000s of people demonstrating against Israel in London, around the UK, and around the world?

FFS.

The Mission did not find any evidence to support the allegations that hospital facilities were used by the Gaza authorities or by Palestinian armed groups to shield military activities or that ambulances were used to transport combatants or for other military purposes.

Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, section 36, Oct 2009.

http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/2f86ce183126001f85256cef0073ccce/7762c5ef0b1dea24852576650053d1aa?OpenDocument

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r>g
Thomas Piketty, Capital In The 21st Century.

ie the return on capital (r) over time  has been consistently greater than the rate of growth of capitalist economies (g), so the wealthy gain a disproportionately higher share of economic output, in turn resulting in a continuing concentration of wealth and inequality. 

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https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/photos/a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035/880250591995953/?type=1&theater

Apparently the original post developed a life of its own (http://www.buzzfeed.com/…/no-internet-steven-spielberg…) - including this one (second pic):  ”Folks, we need your help identifying the vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey. Sharks are essential to the ecosystem and their waters are protected off the coast of California. If you have any knowledge of this fiend’s identity or whereabouts, please contact authorities immediately.”

Unintended consequences

FB tells me a friend commented on an article claiming that “Amanda Knox is planning to accuse Raffaele of murder anytime”.

So I read the article.

Then I scroll through 77 comments.

To find his words “The article is a work of fiction. There is no point discussing it.”

An FB law of unintended consequences I guess.

I find that question pretty offensive, when people start speculating about my death, so fuck you to those people. — George RR Martin, author of ‘Game of Thrones’, when asked if he would live long enough to finish book 6 in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. (Evening  Standard, 11th Jul ‘14)
zenmarxist:

Something to share…
It appears that Stan O’Neil wants to be forgotten. Or at least a BBC blog article about his failures as chairman of Merrill Lynch. Using EU rules on search engines.
Robert Peston’s article about his earlier article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28130581
The article Google has almost forgotten:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/thereporters/robertpeston/2007/10/merrills_mess.html

zenmarxist:

Something to share…

It appears that Stan O’Neil wants to be forgotten. Or at least a BBC blog article about his failures as chairman of Merrill Lynch. Using EU rules on search engines.

Robert Peston’s article about his earlier article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28130581

The article Google has almost forgotten:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/thereporters/robertpeston/2007/10/merrills_mess.html