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Salidzināt ar Asānža procesu [Jan. 20th, 2017|09:58 am]
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/rogue-scientists-race-save-climate-data-trump/?mbid=social_cp_fb_tny
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[Jan. 19th, 2017|09:54 pm]
The pleasure is all mine to get to be the generous one
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"terrible tendency toward “[p]olarizations within various micro-worlds—us versus the inferior them.” [Jan. 18th, 2017|08:28 am]
[music |Björk - Medúlla]

"But with a situation like this you also need a large mind which is capable of distinguishing, which is capable of plodding [its] way through, the nuances of this violent, oppositional situation, not somebody who will use the excuse of the solidarity of hatred for these religious extremists as an opportunity to rope in, to have a blanket attitude"
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Redze_validēt. [Jan. 17th, 2017|09:35 am]
Man patīk Binošas un Ipēras filmas. Divas aktrises, kuru pēdējā laika filmas, lai arī ne vienmēr augsti mākslinieciskas, tomēr patīkami, ka par sievietēm un sievietēm pieaugušā vecumā. Gaidu gan to brīdi, kad stāsti par sievietēm pieaugušā un vecā vecumā būs lielākoties ar pozitīvu (pēc satura interesantu, nevis eksistenciāli traģisku) vēstījumu.
Tāpat gribētu meinstrīma kultūrā vairāk vecu sieviešu. Grumbainas sejas, sirmus matus, salīkušus ķermeņus ar artrītu locītavās. Veca miesa kā maska, kuras mīmiku mēs - ne tik vecie - nesaprotam, tāpēc nemaz nelasām, atmetam kā nesaistošu. Līdzīgi kā par "dzīvību" neapgrūtināmies domāt par formām, ko neredzam ar neapbruņotu aci.
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foxes are in charge of the henhouse [Jan. 14th, 2017|09:25 pm]
- "When we get to the point of sorting this all out, we will recognize the historical irony that the family similarities (as well as whatever actual affinities or ties there may be, but that is irrelevant to this observation, really) linking Donald Trump’s beliefs and practice of politics with Russian models are the fruits of the post-Cold-War transformation of the world that America, more than any other state, engineered. The flaws of Russian society are an expression, in hypertrophied form, of the worst aspects of the neoliberal order. Now we get to experience them ourselves. In other words, this is the moment when the neoliberal chickens come home to roost in Washington."
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- "And its instructive that Trump's win was not just about money (Clinton outspent him). Its about the relationships between money, power and the horizon of possibility in a world in which there is no future except the zero-sum game of competitive accumulation. I'm a hopeless idealist, of course, but I think that the reason Trump won is that, in an ideological dead-end campaign in which neither he nor Clinton offered a vision of the future as a hopeful and shared project for humanity, Trump chose the alternative in a far more emphatic manner than Clinton, telling voters that the only thing they needed to worry about was themselves, at the expense of all others."

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- " Neoliberal, in my book: deregulation of transnational finance and multinational corporations, combined with a dampening of progressive tax codes and commitments to social welfare, combined with transparent borders for money and trade, but for labor only under special circumstances and not for migration, all supporting a winner-takes-all ideology of capital accumulation by elites and corporations, backed up by a global security regime enforced by a powerful state that is imbricated in the corporate elites. This is the world that the USA invented in the 1980s and which has grown more and more extreme in its basic features since then, with only some minor corrections under Obama. Russian society is a parody of this world, but it is one that the hegemonic powers helped to come into being because it looked more or less right to them, especially in its general willingness to play the geopolitical and economic games by our rules, until it no longer did."
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-"or it just started winning. Putin's idea all along was that he must be allowed to do what the Americans do. Like, we can invade Georgia and Ukraine because they invaded Kosovo (he is on the record saying that)"
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"I'm not convinced. The idea and the institutions of the common market which then evolved into EU were a reaction to WWII and earlier yet to the dominant position US assumed in world economy after WWI. Hitler's Arian Europe was the same idea - creation of a powerful European empire to counter the Anglo-am world (this is what attracted the French Right to the Nazis). Yes, there has been growing inequality and privileging of capital over labor (Pickety) but Obama has done a lot to reverse the trend. ACA is just one extraordinary example. I don't deny systemic problems that the critique of neoliberalism points out, but there is also Chance, as in Comey's letter, or the self-emasculation of Labour Party in UK, and, of course, there is culture, including race, identity politics, new social media, etc. The cultural factor is enormous: essentially many trump voters cut their noses to spite their face. Finally, there is Technology and the speeding up of everything. Big cities are doing ok. Small and rural are left behind, culturally, technologically, economically. So, I prefer a multi-causal situational explanation that includes culture and chance (shit happens) to an overarching political economic theory. In any case, this is better discussed over dinner - in the old liberal democratic tradition. Let's make a date!"
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[Jan. 14th, 2017|09:03 pm]
- kā saucas dibenā putniem?
- tu domā: aste?
- jā, aste!
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parliament of things [Dec. 30th, 2016|10:33 am]
ziņu un ziņiņu apkopojums )

Patīkamā daļa: Sun Ra
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Kādam tas bija jāizdara [Dec. 28th, 2016|10:49 pm]
Poll #20914 Mīļie mirušie
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Visžēlāk man ir par šiem trijiem:

View Answers

Ali, Muhammad
4 (8.7%)

Boutros-Ghali, Boutros
0 (0.0%)

Bowie, David
34 (73.9%)

Castro, Fidel
3 (6.5%)

Cohen, Leonard
28 (60.9%)

Fisher, Carrie
9 (19.6%)

Gabor, Zsa Zsa
0 (0.0%)

Lee, Harper
5 (10.9%)

Michael, George
4 (8.7%)

Peres, Shimon
2 (4.3%)

Prince
5 (10.9%)

Reagan, Nancy
0 (0.0%)

Rickman, Alan
22 (47.8%)

Wiesel, Elie
1 (2.2%)

Wilder, Gene
3 (6.5%)

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Džei-zī no Kongo [Dec. 28th, 2016|10:27 am]
Ja amerikas pamatiedzīvotājiem tas ir pašsaprotami, tad man ir jautājums, vai arī afroamerikāņi mēģina noskaidrot savas "izcelsmes ciltis"? Vai arī tas viss jau zināms, nu, tur džons smits-srančo šits veda no reģiona tāda un tāda, cilts, kopienas tādas un tādas?
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reza <3 draws [Dec. 27th, 2016|11:47 am]
smieklīgi komiksi 8 gab. )
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[Dec. 22nd, 2016|08:22 am]
Vēl es domāju par kaunu. Cik nejēdzīgs un politiski nīks ir šis jēdziens, ko pēdējā laikā sanāk pulka dzirdēt apkārt. un kāpēc to vispār lieto? Jūs redzējāt ASV sūtni Apvienotajās Nācijās Samantu Paueru, kura ar izjustām, dramatiskām pauzēm piesauca kaunu Alepo bombardēšanas sakarā? Diemžēl skatoties šo materiālu, ko FB ar aplausiem un asarām acīs dalīja ne viens vien saprātīgs cilvēks, man sanāca ironiski sasmieties. Jo brīdī, kad persona saka "Are you truly incapable of shame? Is there literally nothing that can shame you? Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin?" pat es varēju pateikti "Nope" bez mazākās sašūpošanās dvēselē, un es neesmu Asads vai Putins, kam šī uzruna tika adresēta, un kura " barbarism against civilians" slieksnis noteikti ir augstāks... Kaunināšana kā politiskais rīks, metode ir pilnīgi impotenta, ir jābūt argumentiem, ticamiem. Bet, ko es gribēju teikt, te, pie brokastu kafijas, sīks, virtuozs kriksītis Sure, “post-truth” is a big problem, but what about “post-shame”? How to challenge a politician who cannot be embarrassed? Or to protest a leader who thrives on the absurd? How to out-dada a dada president?
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atkal nedaudz ru ziņas [Dec. 21st, 2016|12:50 pm]
es par to pēdējā laikā domāju. No vienas puses it kā skaidrs, kāpēc nscenāriji, kuru ietvaros tiek sašaurinātas "vienlīdzīgas iespējas visiem", piemēram, nepotisms u.tml., degradē profesionālo vidi un kāpēc tie būtu apkarojami. Krievijā īsina mediķu dinastijas. No otras puses - ASV prezidentam pie labās un kreisās rokas sēž ģimenes locekļi un vispār aktuālās tendences kādreiz "vienlīdzīgas iespējas visiem" pasaulē ir atgriezties pie feodālisma, meitas izdevīgas izprecināšanas un dēla iekārtošanas sev blakus dienestā, šāds gājiens izskatās tikpat bezspēcīgs kā Merkeles aicinājumi.
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vajadzēs nopūst putekļus no skaņu celiņa [Dec. 20th, 2016|10:24 am]
Poll #20904 Blade Runner 2049
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Blade Runner jaunā versija (2017)

View Answers

nēēēē!
3 (23.1%)

khem, nevajag pārsteigties..
7 (53.8%)

jāāāā!
3 (23.1%)

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pie brokastu kafijas: [Dec. 19th, 2016|09:09 am]
Gabriels Garsija Markess par komunismu: KLIK

Gabriels Garsija Markess un komunisms: KLIK.
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[Dec. 19th, 2016|08:54 am]
hā, hā, episki:

"An official notification was sent to your home address on the 31st August 2016 ,If you have not receive it, notify immediately. The letter was to officially inform you that ATM Card Valued $2,500.000.00 usd (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) has been issued as a compensation payment for all the short listed 2015/2016 scam victims whose email address was recovered during the recent internet probing and investigation process. [..]"
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[Dec. 18th, 2016|09:46 am]
tējkanna uzvārījusies švelpj, kafija arī tikusi līdz espresso kannas malām, kāpj pāri un šņāc, izlijusi uz sakarsušās plīts, no tostera lec laukā sagrauzdētās maizītes un pāri malām pārskalojas piens. Labrīt.
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[Dec. 17th, 2016|11:08 am]
Arvo Pērta muzīka psrs multenēs
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es ceru, ka jau saites nosaukums ir brīdinājums [Dec. 16th, 2016|02:37 pm]
Tematisko kalendāru faniem: http://www.fromsyriawithlove.ru/
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Starp reklāmu un raidījuma materiālu [Dec. 16th, 2016|01:04 pm]
"Veidojam stāstu, kuram piešķiram pievienoto vērtību (nevis pliku reklāmu) ar raidījuma vadītājām, kuras pirms Jūsu sižetu izspēlēs skeču saistībā ar uzņēmuma nozari. Nav noslēpums, ka Jūsu potenciālais klients ir gatavs maksāt par labu stāstu, ideju, pievienoto vērtību!"
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Baltars mūsu sirdī [Dec. 11th, 2016|11:20 pm]
Iedomājieties - par visādiem Džo, Džoņiem, Niklāviem, u.c. Parīzē, Bagdādē, Berlīnē, Romā u.tml. iznāk biezumbiezi sējumi, ko tad viņi tur darīja, kā viņiem tur bija, ko satika, ēda, lasīja, ar ko sarunājās un kurp skatījas. Bet tagad, tagad, skaties, plejāde ārtistu raksta ziņas no Bolīvijas, Čīles, Meksikas, Tibetas, Islandes, Turcijas, Ēģiptes, Šveices, Vācijas, ASV, Indijas, Krievijas u.t.t., u.t.jp. postē bildes, komentē, ziņo privāti un publiski; vājums piemetas, iedomājoties par nabaga vēsturniekiem, kam visu šito nākotnē vajadzēs atšifrēt; Nē, nu, droši vien nevajadzēs - pietiks ar programmēšanas prasmēm kādu softiņu sadiegt, lai tas automātiski izrāpo netus un sagrafē datubāzes. Un arī tas pie nosacījuma, ka ārtisti, to pētīšana un pētnieki vispār eksistēs veidos un būs vajadzīgi formātos, kādos tie ir tagad. Līdz tam turpinu domāt par LV simtgadi, un to, kā visu varētu darīt citādāk.
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