Blame It On Steinski

Chomsky drops real science on the state of things

Is The World Too Big To Fail?

“There was also a sharp change in the U.S. economy in the 1970s, towards financialization and export of production. A variety of factors converged to create a vicious cycle of radical concentration of wealth, primarily in the top fraction of 1% of the population — mostly CEOs, hedge-fund managers, and the like. That leads to the concentration of political…

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Pure self-promotion (and several downloads, gratis)

Kembrew Mcleod – author, teacher, artist, filmmaker, and debonair man-about-town – wrote a book specifically about hiphop sampling called Creative License. It’s a companion piece to his film Copyright Criminals. He asked me to put together a mix of Golden Age hiphop stuff to accompany the book, and you can download the 40 minute piece from Illegal Art, label of the stars.

 

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Pat Robertson couldn’t make it…

…so he sent in a sub.

Breaking it down for you, in case you don’t understand what happened to Japan.

People like this are why I lie awake at night, staring at the…

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The quilt thing; red and white and enormous (now with photos)

If you’re not excited by quilts, then move along, move along. And if you’re not in New York between March 25 – 30, it doesn’t matter if you like quilts or not.

I’ll merely point out that the Museum Of American Folk Art will be taking over the Park Avenue Armory (an awesomely huge space) between the 25th and 30th of March, and is putting on a free free FREE show of 650 – yes, SIX HUNDRED…

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I don’t know who did this…

…but it’s right on target. Spotted on the web by Strictly Kev, ever on the…

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A few examples of mass hysteria in US history (and a new addition)

A few months ago, a friend asked me my opinion as to how the right-wing craziness we’re witnessing in this country came about. Unfortunately, I couldn’t marshal a coherent response at the time, and fell back into pounding on the table, hollering and cursing. It bothered me that I didn’t give him a decent rundown of what I consider the history of mob madness in the US, and I’ve finally…

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Get up off of that thing, and give, and you’ll feel better

WFMU is entering its annual 14-day fundraising marathon, and needs your money as well as your ears. Give it up. For not a lot of money, you get to support the station, and also receive – depending on your generosity, sport – much excellent swag.

Truly the best radio station in the world, available over the air and online, with absolutely no support whatsoever from anyone except the…

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A little bit of logrolling

Logrolling, defined as “pumping the stuff your friends do,” is this today’s theme.

1) My man Craig Bevan is a superfine recording engineer/musician/mastering engineer/composer/label head, and, as well, sells some exceptionally boss t-shirts and other items aimed at the media community from his multifaceted website. The meter visual above is one of many attractive designs that will – if it…

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George Lakoff on “What Conservatives Really Want”

Dr. Lakoff lays it out in this short piece.

Excerpt from the Huffington Post:

“In conservative family life, the strict father rules. Fathers and husbands should have control over reproduction; hence, parental and spousal notification laws and opposition to abortion. In conservative religion, God is seen as the strict father, the Lord, who rewards and punishes according to individual…

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And don’t forget: less than half the people in the US believe in evolution

The results of a recent Harris poll, as mentioned in the text of a long, excellent speech by Bill Moyers, called “Facts Still Matter”:

In a Harris survey last spring, 67 percent of Republicans said Obama is a socialist; 57 percent believed him to be a Muslim; 45 percent refused to believe he was born in America; and 24 percent said he “may be the…

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