Chris George

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Date registered: December 10, 2010

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  1. You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding — November 16, 2014
  2. In old times, when it was asked, ‘‘How can we abolish slavery?’’ the answer was ‘‘Quit stealing — November 4, 2014
  3. Although we believe that public education should equip students with skills to enter the workplace, it should also educate them to contest workplace inequalities, imagine democratically organized forms of work, and identify and challenge those injustices that contradict and undercut the most fundamental principles of freedom, equality, and respect for all people who make up the global public sphere — October 30, 2014
  4. First, liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity — October 29, 2014
  5. Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence — those are the three pillars of Western prosperity — August 28, 2014

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  1. Simple game, type a plus, then each letter of the alphabet and select the first name… — 121 comments
  2. This guy has the right response. — 74 comments
  3. Eliminate all taxes except for one, simple, fair tax — 47 comments
  4. This is why democracy and capitalism are incompatible — 40 comments
  5. It looks like NATO is almost ready — 40 comments

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Nov
16

You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding

You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding. – Terence McKenna

Nov
04

In old times, when it was asked, ‘‘How can we abolish slavery?’’ the answer was ‘‘Quit stealing

In old times, when it was asked, ‘‘How can we abolish slavery?’’ the answer was ‘‘Quit stealing." – Frederick Douglass, 1894.

Oct
30

Although we believe that public education should equip students with skills to enter the workplace, it should also educate them to contest workplace inequalities, imagine democratically organized forms of work, and identify and challenge those injustices that contradict and undercut the most fundamental principles of freedom, equality, and respect for all people who make up the global public sphere

Although we believe that public education should equip students with skills to enter the workplace, it should also educate them to contest workplace inequalities, imagine democratically organized forms of work, and identify and challenge those injustices that contradict and undercut the most fundamental principles of freedom, equality, and respect for all people who make up… Continue reading »

Oct
29

First, liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity

First, liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary, it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism . . . . How long can we accept the fact that what is needed for running water, schools, hospitals, and food enough for all humanity is a sum that corresponds to the… Continue reading »

Aug
28

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence — those are the three pillars…

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence — those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. — Aldous Huxley View this post on Google+

Aug
28

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence — those are the three pillars of Western prosperity

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence — those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. — Aldous Huxley

Aug
28

“Some people never go crazy

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Aug
27

“The natural conversion of sunlight to electric charge that occurs in all green-plant photosynthesis after 1 billion years of natural selection may already be the highest net emergy possible

“The natural conversion of sunlight to electric charge that occurs in all green-plant photosynthesis after 1 billion years of natural selection may already be the highest net emergy possible.” – Howard T. Odum

Aug
10

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Jul
09

To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truly seemed incredible because of the natural endowments

To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truly seemed incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues out. The men of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon… Continue reading »

Jun
07

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that they view existing society from outside, with hostility towards its institutions

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that they view existing society from outside, with hostility towards its institutions. Although, for the most part, they have more belief than their neighbors in human nature's inherent capacity for a good life, they are so conscious of the cruelty and oppression resulting from… Continue reading »

Apr
06

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Apr
05

Reality overtaking the ability to deny

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.… Continue reading »

Apr
05

Reality overtaking the ability to deny

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.… Continue reading »

Apr
01

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Mar
21

It is only painful if you were paying attention in the first place

What “used to be” is painful to remember. Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie Smith There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words. Is that surprising? People in mourning tend to use euphemism; likewise the guilty and ashamed. The most melancholy… Continue reading »

Mar
21

It is only painful if you were paying attention in the first place

What “used to be” is painful to remember. Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie SmithThere is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words. Is that surprising? People in mourning tend to use euphemism; likewise the guilty and ashamed. The most melancholy of… Continue reading »

Mar
13

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches of rainfall. This is nearly 30 times the average yearly rainfall for this desert land, which it received in just one day. Global Warming and a Mangled Jet Stream: Germany Breaks All-Time Record Highs for Early March, Aswan Egypt… Continue reading »

Mar
13

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches…

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches of rainfall. This is nearly 30 times the average yearly rainfall for this desert land, which it received in just one day. Global Warming and a Mangled Jet Stream: Germany Breaks All-Time Record Highs for Early March, Aswan Egypt… Continue reading »

Mar
12

Reality denied comes back to haunt

Reality denied comes back to haunt. – Philip K. Dick

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