Whether you personally have something to hide, it’s hard to imagine anyone feeling completely comfortable with the NSA’s unblinking eye running over their correspondence and phone records. As a patriotic red-blooded American, you might think one of two things. Either Edward Snowden is a hero who’s blown the lid off a villainous security state, or Snowden is a snivelling crook. And why would you entrust your personal correspondence to an organization known to employ traitors and petty criminals like Edward Snowden?
1. The Chunnel does not actually look like the Deeprun Tram.
Alas, dear traveller, no. It is something more like twenty minutes of darkness, and then you’re in France. Which I suppose is something like a metaphor, though for what I’m not entirely sure.
“We have no language for democracy. We have no language for compassion. Neoliberalism collapses public issues into private troubles and in doing so not only destroys democratic values and forms of solidarity, but also extends a continuity of cruelty, misery, and exploitation into every sphere of everyday life–from schools and the work place to the workings of a state that now thrives on punishing rather than nourishing the welfare state. We view any form of dependency, any form of regard for the other as humiliating and worthy of scorn.” From a TruthOut interview with Henry A Giroux
Tom Waits’ new video just gave me chills.
According to the internet, “Hell Broke Luce” was inspired by a real person; “Nearly a year after coming home from the war, Jeff Lucey hanged himself with a garden hose in his family’s basement.”