This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed
group photo everyone
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"The right has all the advantages, just as the devil has all the best tunes. Conservatism appeals to our selfishness and fear, our desire and self-interest; they neatly nurture and then harvest the inherent and incubating individualism.
I imagine that neurologically the pathway travelled by a fearful or selfish impulse is more expedient and well travelled than the route of the altruistic pang. In simple terms of circuitry I suspect it is easier to connect these selfish inclinations.”
"Capitalism is not real; it is an idea. America is not real; it is an idea that someone had ages ago. Britain, Christianity, Islam, karate, Wednesdays are all just ideas that we choose to believe in and very nice ideas they are, too, when they serve a purpose. These concepts, though, cannot be served to the detriment of actual reality."
Such a quotable piece.
A new study finds that even how you solve a difficult math problem can depend on your politics.
So this is a prety interesting study. It’s especially depressing in that the observations seem to conflict with the idea that an informed public will make the right choice.
"It’s not a bastardization of the series, it’s the series in its purest form, holding up a dark mirror to the muddled excesses of late capitalism."
- the cruel subversiveness of ‘Monopoly Empire’ - The Verge
When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
—Sarah Kendzior, A government shutdown, a social breakdown (via randomactsofchaos)
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