Compassion for myself
is a slow growing crop,
however carefully tended
it yields an unreliable harvest.
The press still thinks [global warming] is controversial. So they find the 1% of the scientists and put them up as if they’re 50% of the research results. You in the public would have no idea that this is basically a done deal and that we’re on to other problems, because the journalists are trying to give it a 50/50 story. It’s not a 50/50 story. It’s not. Period.
They’re going to compile a massive mosaic of self-portraits using selfies shot on April 22nd and posted to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr that include the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. Participants also need to include their location in their photo, so NASA has created a handy little sign you can print, fill out and use in your selfie (see second image).
Visit the #GlobalSelfie website for more details and a full-resolution version of the location ID sign, which they’ve made available in over a dozen languages.
Photo via Archie McPhee on Instagram
Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this.