Adam Curtis – Oh Dearism

I am easy prey for this cry.  But for Google and FB I might not follow the news at all.  Nonetheless and despite the truths in this vid the world continues to get less violent, kinder and more embracing of difference.  What ameliorates “Oh Dearism”?

One sentence that perfectly explains why the middle class has to care about inequality

summers

Larry Summers sums up the cost of rising inequality to the typical American household: “If the US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80 per cent of the population would have $1 trillion — or $11,000 per family — more. The top 1 per cent $1 trillion — or $750,000 — less.”

http://go.shr.lc/1Govtn7

The Geospatial Revolution

This vid is from a fascinating Coursera.org class I’m taking.  Geospatial Intelligence (geoint) uses information about people in places at a given time and location to “decision advantage”. Our ever-expanding network of satellites and sensors (especially our cell phones) facilitate everything from our finding the nearest coffee shop to Obama’s ability to locate targets for drone assassination. Geoint is wonderful and creepy. Not necessarily in that order.

Luke 16:19-31 – The Rich Man and Lazarus – “There was – Bible Gateway

The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+16:19-31

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” – The Washington Post

“WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children.”

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” - The Washington Post

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” – The Washington Post.