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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-15 05:29
Subject: [links] Link salad goes back to work
Security: Public
Tags:art, cool, culture, links, occupy wall street, personal, politics, science
Detroit evolving into a haven for artists — Bad weather? High crime? Urban blight? Sounds perfect!

Bronze artifact found on Alaska's Seward Peninsula

NASA working on nuclear rocket for manned Mars trips

Why Americans won't do dirty jobsCrackdown on immigrants leaves business owners struggling with shortages. Wow. What a shock. A logical, fact-based outcome to a simple "answer" to a complex social problem. Welcome to Tea Party nation, also known as the idiocracy.

New York Police Clear Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Park — I guess the plutocrats were sufficiently embarrassed.

NYPD Attack on OWS and the End of the First AmendmentOne of the ways that the First Amendment has been constrained is that fewer and fewer public spaces are still considered “public” (Zucotti Park is privately owned even though it is a park in a city). In contrast, our emails, bank transfers, and our automobiles parked in our driveways have all been declared “public.”

?otD: Are you at your labors today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (fitful)
Weight: 213.6
Currently (re)reading: Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2011-11-15 13:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nice to read that about Detroit - my godson is thinking about going to college there, so any improvement in the city's economic climate would make me and his parents a little less nervous ...
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mlerules: Safe Travels
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-11-15 14:39 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Keyword:Safe Travels
There's lotsa driving ahead for me today since I stopped earlier than orig planned last night (Wolf Creek Inn). Then public transporting over to the city aka S.F. for dinner & o-nite w/M&G, which'll be quite nice.
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oaksylph: red
User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-11-15 21:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Point to Cole for noticing the decline of public space and the invasion of privacy. I also notice that the OWS public library was placed in a Dumpster(TM) and that public funds have been used to evict protestors and destroy their personal property.

It would appear that the definitions of public and private are being changed: public is now anything that can be entered into the risk calculations of insurance companies, and private is the companies' property and rights. Therefore, of course, anything in the public that might increase risk must be reduced. Bulldozed, arrested, chucked in the bins, and paid for by the taxpaying citizens, a group that does not include the private powers at the heads of the insurance companies.
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