Monthly Archives: August 2011

Some universal topics for the spread of scientific and technical knowledge

Some universal topics for the spread of scientific and technical knowledge

air pressure (and gasses),
microscopic magnification and germs and viruses,
map reading,
clocks – geology and nuclear clocks (not to mention the physics of
nuclear phenomena such as bombs, radiaton etc.) and the age of
earth and the evolution of species,
bases or accepting and understanding the existence of genes                and genetic processes,                                                               history – societies – and history of technology.

Abstract words such as reason and science often miss the very basic
nature of the problems involved in what is missing in scientific
education at home or abroad.

For example:

1.   What percentage of people in particular parts of the world have a
general concept of air pressure?
How many combine the wind made by a fast moving hand with – if they have experienced it – the pressure used in filling a tire,
or with an explanation of why the water in a glass inverted in a bowl of
water keeps a different level from the water in the bowl, and thus the
notion of a barometer?
Without such notions how can they understand notions necessary to explain the weather (let alone predict it), or processes in other gasses, altitude and atmospherics etc.?

2.  What percentage of people in different parts of the world have an
understanding of microscopic magnification (and how many have any
concrete experience of looking through a microscope)?  Without such understanding or experience how can they have a convinced notion of the existence of germs, or believe or operate logically with a germ theory of disease?
Q. If you train a nurse who has no basis for accepting a germ theory of disease, can they do their job adequately? How can you train them – since in fact just looking through a microscope won’t do it – it requires a reorientation of world view?
(Those who know enough people working in scientific or medical contexts in different parts of the world may be able to get some creative answers to these questions. My experience has been of the number of times people have misfunctioned because of problems like these.)

3. How many people in different parts of the world can read a flat map and relate it to an environment they know?  (My experience teaching geography in the United States leads me to say, not many.)
How many can relate the direction of their right and left sides to the
east and west given by rising and setting sun?

4. How many understand geological time or the physical basis for accepting the notion of a nuclear clock?  Or even accept that there is a physical explanation of for the phenomena of nuclear energy: bombs, radiation etc.
So how many are in a position to understand the measurements of the age of the earth (let alone the universe)?
If they do accept the age of the earth in some kind of solid way, can
they relate this to evidence for the evolution of species one from another?
Can they go further and understand the notions of natural selection and mutation as explanations for the process of evolution – regardless of what particular ‘theory’ of that process may be involved?

5. What do people need to know to have a sufficient basis for accepting the existence and functioning of genes?

6. Do people have – or can they – a basis for an understanding of real
as opposed to mythical history? Do they have a sense of the kinds and range of differences in human societies? And of the history of
technologies in the development of human societies – gathering and
hunting, agriculture, rivers and cities, reading, steam, electricity, radio and television, digital technologies.
Of the role of economy and classes and power and politics and cultural traditions?
and so on.

Are these some elements in a necessary universal scientific education in the modern world?
Should basic grounding in such matters be required of ALL teachers in the United States and wherever such training can be afforded?
Should educational media, expressed in basic terms, and in many languages, be prepared for wide distribution to try to give people an equal basis for beginning to cope with the technological world around them?

Should such teaching be extended to Texas, and the followers of Rick Perry?

Some twit Aug27

Old age is when you don’t try for permanence anymore.
“I don’t like hoodlums.” “That’s just a word, Marlowe. We have that kind of world . . . and we are going to keep it.” Raymond Chandler
Kaputt By Curzio Malaparte t.co/xk2Kxv8
Old age is when you tell yourself ‘I am kaputt’.
Letting a hundred flowers bloom is letting the crazies terrorize us.
@ezraklein “What Bernanke would say. . . a few shots of Beam” We NEED a vacation.
“But despite the scientists’ best efforts, their report is unlikely to have any impact on the frustrating debate” We NEED a vacation.
“The etymological root of the word vacation is the Latin vacare, to be empty, to be free” John Berger
BryllarsJBryllars

Chapter1 of Robert Browning’s 1976 The Emperor Julian has a description of that Govt adrift amid change and inflation bit.ly/mTDGQR
“FREEDOM Defined By Cash Back Rewards”’those six crass words,to a 16-year-old, sum up exactly what has gone wrong with America’@AlanGrayson

LHC results put supersymmetry theory ‘on the spot’

More Facebook Aug 24

response to a comment on the culture of France disappearing

Jane Kramer once wrote a piece about a family farm in Perigord where the men had all gone and it was nothing but struggle.

The computer mechanized world we are facing may turn out to have wonders and be wonderful – look at the joys of modern rich New Yorkers compared to the 18th century
or even 1850 London – but I can’t make myself believe it.

Like all old people, our problem is the young, who are all vulgar media hypnotized (think of someone from 1900 contemplating the 1920’s – but then I think of Anna Akhmatova and the heroism necessary to face any of life’s real storms – her world DID dissappear – and her life became a nightmare that she fought through by believing, at least for public consumption, in her ideals of art and life.)

Is this just normal?   Or IS this a time of crisis?
Would we care if someone from the court of Louis XVI started crying about the loss of manners and elegance?

The comment included this piece repr by DelanceyPlace

Steven Shapin in the London Review of Books, French cuisine is declining in its creativity and influence: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=yo7g7qbab&v=001IP2wby2XJMLhGQHkwLkmYMlOwNGJVO6LZKmKLrZUtBqdDFw_XXn0ZoY4j0qYvzRjXKkPtrsQhMZDj88YQ0gWAHkKYo7-TqraqUdJ5DW6nt3bwshaXjYn4zKV9ZUHBNLFlHMblnjFDhYPThqYgytxOA%3D%3D

 

DENMARK

 

Denmark is the opposite of Rick Perry’s Texas or Romney’s  superficialism – a place where
“where few have too much and fewer still too little”

Denmark-Where ‘sensible’ is a praise word, where intelligence and skill are valued but stars don’t get too much attention.

Denmark-Where care for health and the aged have been part of society throughout the 20th century.

Denmark-where a sense of humor is part of daily life.

During the eighty years of my life while wars and chaos have reigned around Denmark has been a beacon of sanity and kindness.

Denmark is not an ideology-and when others have looked to it they seem not to have understood it.

Denmark Perhaps its decency and kindness are not exportable, but we could try.

@rachelm22

Aug 22 2011 Facebook

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      • Bob RobertsonKarl, have you seen the stats on the so-called “economic miracle” that is Texas? Perry’s state may have created more jobs in recent years, but Texas also leads with the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the nation and the educational system is one of the worst. If this is America’s future, I’m not very thrilled.

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      • Bob RobertsonSecession is also a very interesting angle. I’ve always thought that the open, hostile advocacy of secession from the Federal government was treason, in light of the “great unpleasantness” of 1861-65. What’s that about “one nation…indivisible” in the Pledge of Allegiance? How can such a person run for President under those circumstances?

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  • I’m trying to work out the numbers. 3 million own the same as 270 million do. That leaves 30 million in the ‘middle’-How much do they own?

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      • Gregor Shapiro ‎1% (3 million) own 45%; 90% (270 million) own another 45% so the remaining 9% (30 million) own the remaining 10%.
        Or it could be 33% for each group buy I doubt it. It could be 20 – 20 – 60 too, there is not enough information to make an unambiguous choice of ownership percentages.

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Twitter home page Aug 18

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Video: Actually, churros are fried, not baked: Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, … on.msnbc.com/nzJYqF
Keith Olbermann
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ShowPlugLast: Worsts: the unbelievable comment about being armed on the Senate floor that should cost a Senator his job.
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ShowPlug3: What? A Jobs Bill with actual jobs, in an actual bill? @RepRaulGrijalva on his bill that would boost jobs, infrastructure
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ShowPlug1: GOP, the modern Know-Nothings: Perry denies evolution, planet history. Tonight Bachmann warns of the “rise of the Soviet Union”
JBryllars
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If only the rich move the economy-that is not Capitalism.The Cure?If not Socialism what should we be doing? @KeithOlbermannKO @ariannahuff
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MT @maiasz: crazy cat love caused by parasites? my latest @TIME.com ti.me/oVq7yi CZ: I don’t like the cat lady hook. Zero evidence.
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LGBT families live in every county and every city of Florida. US Census Bureau Equality Florida
carlzimmer
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Loom: Science writers: You have great powers. bit.ly/ne37q8
JBryllars
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Let’s find a way to give money not to banks but to low income people defaulting on their mortgages. Should have long ago. @DylanRatigan
Keith Olbermann
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by CountdownKO
This is kind of sweet RT @ezraklein Show plug #1: What Washington could do to stop the market from crashing
Markos Moulitsas
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RT @ppppolls: Kasich remains most unpopular Governor in country we’ve polled this year other than Rick Scott: tinyurl.com/3w9ltvw
Markos Moulitsas
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Republicans desperately wish the Soviet Union would return. is.gd/Zo7CU6
Octavia Nasr
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“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. ” ~ Rudyard Kipling #quote v @Catalyst303
Steve Martin
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Tonight, about to break Alec Baldwin’s record for playing Costa Mesa, CA. 1-0.
Octavia Nasr
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Thinking #Zumba followed by #Yoga sounds nice this evening.. Should make this Happy person even Happier!! 🙂
Octavia Nasr
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10 risky default settings in social media that you need to check RT @kim: thenextweb.com/socialmedia/20… via @tnwsocialmedia #SM
Markos Moulitsas
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They prefer to do it in person? RT @daveweigel: @markos Actually it’s not. They can and do block his recess appointments.
Markos Moulitsas
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Oh, I get why they’re so pissed: It’s hard to obstruct Obama’s agenda when he’s not in DC.
Markos Moulitsas
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So how is Texas a “miracle” again? is.gd/xzOUhG
Octavia Nasr
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‘The Dynamic and Charitable @Lotay Yang’ ~ By @2morrowknight http://ow.ly/66SNr via @arkarthick
Arianna Huffington
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Laura Stampler: Co-sleeping Bad For Kids? huff.to/n7RJXX
Markos Moulitsas
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RT @NiemanLab: HP is now out of the tablet business, altogether ditching webOS-powered hardware nie.mn/r85hGv
JBryllars
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The argument with the Creationists should NOT be about Evolution. It should be about PHYSICS and Nuclear dating.@carlzimmer@KeithOlbermannKO
Markos Moulitsas
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RT @pandagon: Just realized: if McCain had been elected, Palin would be quitting right about now.
JBryllars
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REPEAL”Citizens United”-Write LAW that says a Corporation is not a Person. Stop acting as if Congress couldn’t do anything. Make them do it.
Arianna Huffington
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Obama’s gov-as-family metaphor keeps getting worse. Maybe it’s time to retire it: bit.ly/pZdOex
JBryllars
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What does it mean “out there”?Evolution-a theory – Let’s talk about HOW OLD IS THE UNIVERSE HOW OLD IS THE EARTH? Rick Perry-Answer That!
Nouriel Roubini
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by ariannahuff
Fine to disagree with Fed & QE as money cant solve insolvency probs; but worrying about inflation when we have deflationary debt deflation?
Arianna Huffington
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David Stockman: GOP Candidates “Checked Out of Reality” yhoo.it/pL10rG
Arianna Huffington
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Great news: the “push for more stimulus is now shaping the debate” / less than great news: only in the UK bloom.bg/nnYeGy
carlzimmer
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Rick Perry says Texas schools teach creationism. gawker.com/5832243/rick-p…
Markos Moulitsas
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If the national health care law is “job killing”, how come Massachusetts has a lower unemployment rate than Texas? is.gd/hogT8C
Markos Moulitsas
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Compared to Massachusetts, Texas doesn’t look so hot. is.gd/VWbiQa
JBryllars
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@DylanRatigan Wouldn’t the necesary 1st step be Congress should OVERRIDE the last Supreme Court money decision. Why not talk about that?
JBryllars
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“They are inveterate hedgers. They think everything has two sides, which is nonsense.”
Octavia Nasr
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#Syria: #UK, #France & #Germany issue joint statement calling on President #Assad to “step aside” RT @AlecJRoss: bit.ly/qn8HoX
Markos Moulitsas
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The markets aren’t worried about debt (see bond market), they’re worried about the economy and lack of stimulus.
Markos Moulitsas
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What a concept! RT @jedlewison: @markos Maybe we ought to use those low rates to create jobs? is.gd/3Ctn3P
Markos Moulitsas
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Only Republican presidents (and Majority Leaders) can go on vacation is.gd/yZtQ1G
Markos Moulitsas
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The GOP primary has devolved, as expected, into a battle over who is most ignorant.
Markos Moulitsas
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RT @TPM: Rick Perry says evolution is a “theory that’s out there,” claims TX teaches creationism, too. tpm.ly/oDt04F
Markos Moulitsas
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Investors continue to flock toward US debt — the same debt supposedly downgraded by S&P. is.gd/zjdgFU
Jon Huntsman
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by carlzimmer
I wonder if a tweet where I admit how much I like Captain Beefheart will make the followers skyrocket even more! youtube.com/watch?v=HE32tc…
Octavia Nasr
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President #Obama, #SecClinton call for the President of #Syria, Bashar #Assad, to step aside RT @StateDept go.usa.gov/kbp
Markos Moulitsas
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Interesting to see GOP running on an anti-vacation platform.
Arianna Huffington
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QOTD: “I feel very, very badly for the children there” – Ed Sec Arne Duncan on kids in Perry’s TX bit.ly/nFcFbA
Arianna Huffington
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Elizabeth Warren launches an exploratory committee for Senate run: huff.to/peW7HL
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“S&P Faces Inquiry Over Mortgage Security Ratings” n.pr/rnEaGU
Arianna Huffington
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Too bad our infrastructure is perfect, otherwise we could really do something with interest rates like this: reut.rs/ooUKpf
Steve Martin
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Alec Baldwin might be about to break my SNL hosting record, but regarding International Bluegrass Music nominations, he’s behind 11-0.
Markos Moulitsas
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If she were president Palin wouldn’t go on vacation right now. She’d quit.
Mark Knoller
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by markos
If she were President, Palin says, she wouldn’t go on vacation at a time like this: “especially not to Martha’s Vineyard.”
JBryllars
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@TamronHall Our education problems not just a matter of schools and technology – the anti-intellectualism of US Culture leads to ignorance.
openDemocracy
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Commenting policy, openDemocracy goo.gl/fb/nuki2
carlzimmer
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Somniloquy! If, like me, you were previously unaware of Sleep Talkin Man, do check it out: sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com
Michael Moore
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Actually, 2 things I’ve always wanted 2 do is visit every MLB ballpark and get a pic in front of every State Capitol. Figured I’d start 2day
Michael Moore
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But first, a stop at the State Capitol of Indiana to straighten a few things out! yfrog.com/kkp42uhj
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I’m here 2 sign books 2 b shipped 2 100s of indie bookstores round the country. Especially those who r never on the route of the book tour.
Jon Huntsman
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by carlzimmer
To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
Octavia Nasr
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Entrepreneur Vs Business person – By @arkarthick http://j.mp/p87pBb
Michael Moore
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Just arrived in Indianapolis to visit the book printing plant and this was the omen next to my gate yfrog.com/kknk3tgj
openDemocracy
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The dog days of the Soviet Union: the coup, Rodric Braithwaite goo.gl/fb/iRt6Z
Ezra Klein
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Whoa, Tom Coburn. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. bit.ly/rl0yB6
Gary Schwitzer
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by carlzimmer
NBC urges women >40 to ask about CRP test – something not supported by evidence – http://ht.ly/66I2C
Ezra Klein
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The thing people don’t realize about the Post Office is they *want* to cut costs but Congress won’t let them: slate.me/oHyYP0
Ezra Klein
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Show is @Bashirlive, at 3pm ET
Ezra Klein
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Show plug #3: What Seinfeld has to tell us about the GOP’s primary field, with Michael Steel. (hint: think spongeworthiness)
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Show plug #2: The House and Senate could flip in 2012, with @fivethirtyeight
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Show plug #1: What Washington could do to stop the market from crashing, with @econjared and Mark Zandi
The Content Farm
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by carlzimmer
HOW TO DO SCIENCE: 1. Look at what creationists are doing. 2. Don’t do that.
openDemocracy
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Will Iraq play to the US tune in Syria?, James Denselow goo.gl/fb/NFr2H
JBryllars
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@
@ezraklein closer than ever — and how close is that?
JBryllars
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To those that have it shall be given, from those that have not it shall be taken away – says Loving Christ. Oh God.
Ezra Klein
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“IBM has developed a microprocessor which it claims comes closer than ever to replicating the human brain.” bbc.in/oCcehq
Peter Rasmussen
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@DavidCornDC as a lawyer who struggled toward but didn’t get to a PhD, I consider the “Dr.” use for a J.D. to be absurd and disgusting.
@MSNBC Idiot young people yelling about Gerard Depardieu – Anyone with prostate problems tried waiting 10 minutes? Grow up, stop preaching.
Ezra Klein
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Okay, I unironically think Anne Hathaway’s rap is awesome: bit.ly/qdqRUO
David Corn
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Michele Bachmann’s not a Dr. But she used to call herself one: bit.ly/pXeUAi
Stylelist
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Take an exclusive look inside Jenna Lyons’ J.Crew offices! aol.it/o3rDaQ
Arianna Huffington
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From the editors: Introducing the New Stylelist stylelist.com/anya-strzemien… @Stylelist
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Check out the re-launch of our fabulous Stylelist! http://www.stylelist.com @Stylelist
openDemocracy
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Carnival in the Capital: how England’s riots recall a history stretching back to Dionysius… goo.gl/fb/gdGrk
Longreads
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Recent #longreads picks from @LaphamsQuart‘s @michellelegro: Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril, Caleb Crain, @Deadspin bit.ly/n6ar8n
Steph Yiu
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@MailChimp + @longreads Figures two of my favorite internet services would like each other, too. :p bit.ly/oaOiXP
Richard Engel
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#libya US sources say revolt seems to have ‘certainly turned a corner’
Richard Engel
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#libya with rebels and people leaving into tunisia. They say qaddafi’s has ‘a week.’
Ezra Klein
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JP Morgan says they now expect a “policy-induced slowdown.” That means it doesn’t have to be happening: wapo.st/nLF6x9
JBryllars
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“22 and 29 percent of all jobs in the United States had the potential to be moved overseas” bit.ly/qgmWhi
JBryllars
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“Computer software can now do boilerplate legal work and make a first pass at reading X-rays and other medical scans” bit.ly/qgmWhi
Richard Engel
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#libya.. Crossed into libya.
JBryllars
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“in US some jpbs overpaid relative to cost of labor overseas or tech substitution “are being wiped out” bit.ly/qgmWhi
JBryllars
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“The rich seem to be on the road to recovery,” says Emmanuel Saez, bit.ly/qgmWhi
JBryllars
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In our plutonomy, Kapur&his co-authors wrote, “economic growth is powered by and largely consumed by the wealthy few.” bit.ly/qgmWhi
JBryllars
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the richest 1 percent of households . . . possessed as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent bit.ly/qgmWhi Don Peck Atlantic
carlzimmer
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For the am crowd: a parasite that switches off fear & turns on sexual desire. Mr. Cronenberg, please check yr messages.. blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/08/1…
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Rick Perlstein: “How Democrats Win: Defending the Social Safety Net” swampland.time.com/2011/08/18/how…
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Read of the Day 2: “The Great Recession and the Middle Class: Four Experts Debate What’s Next for America” bit.ly/pWZKRm
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
I guess the glass half full take would be that child poverty didn’t surge in 12 states: huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/chi…
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Read of the Day: Don Peck: “Can the Middle Class Be Saved?” theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Nice to see Governor Perry believes in direct job creation by the government: jaredbernsteinblog.com/texas-and-the-…
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
US President Barack #Obama to call on #Syrian President Bashar #Assad to step down – AFP v @khaladk
Longreads
longreadsLongreads
“Brazil’s Girl Power.” @NatGeo on female empowerment and a dropping fertility rate bit.ly/qYB29D v. @tmnheadlines #longreads
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
Magnifier is a #music discovery service – The latest #Google offering RT @NiemanLab: nie.mn/pl1eW2
David Kowalski
ReEnergizeBfloDavid Kowalski

by VanJones68
@VanJones68 #NYS Sen. Liz Krueger echoes Buffett’s call for Feds to tax the $uper-rich and wants us to make some NOISE! tinyurl.com/3t8zqct
Ann Wilkens
awilkensAnn Wilkens

by MMFlint

@
@MMFlint count me in!
jarrettmeyer
jarrettmeyerjarrettmeyer

by MMFlint
@MMFlint Which is why the lower and middle classes must be put down NOW! We cannot wait! Our very way of life is at risk!
Michael Moore
MMFlintMichael Moore
Forbes-yes, Forbes-warns of a growing “global class war that threatens to undermine capitalism itself.” mmflint.me/n8tnSS
openDemocracy
openDemocracyopenDemocracy
The UK’s largest Traveller community faces imminent eviction, Semanur Karaman goo.gl/fb/HNQdn
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
Life on the run with #Syria‘s army defectors – RT @TIME: ti.me/rfgHVX #SyriaBleeds
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
#Israel MT @rachshabi: Army radio now reports defence minister Barak blames attack on #Egypt‘s ‘total loss of control’ of security in Sinai
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
Multiple attacks reported in southern #Israel near #Egypt border; several people dead [VIDEO] RT @AP: apne.ws/oqc22a #breakingnews
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
South Israel attack RT @rachshabi: #Israel army radio says scale + orchestration more like jihadi attacks in other parts of Mid East
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
Reuters FLASH: At least six dead in attacks in southern #Israel – Ambulance service // via @Reuters
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
BREAKING: Three-pronged attack in southern #Israel leaves 20 injured. RT @Storyful: stryfl.com/864 #IDF #Egypt
Paul Krugman
NYTimeskrugmanPaul Krugman
Wag the Dalek nyti.ms/rlVxP8
Joe Kernen Fan
ilovejoekernenJoe Kernen Fan

by andrewrsorkin
Good morning Joe Kernen, I love your tie, and your stature #SquawkBox @andrewrsorkin @MCaruso_Cabrera ow.ly/i/fVpc
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
a choice-a village brought to life by Cezanne or the complexities of light cloud mountain field village-your photo from Caux @octavianasr
Paul Krugman
NYTimeskrugmanPaul Krugman
Bearded American Economists to the Rescue nyti.ms/oBcAuh
openDemocracy
openDemocracyopenDemocracy
PR.ocess or PR.opaganda: a battle for the truth , James Rose goo.gl/fb/UhOlN
Stephanie Dloniak
StephDloniakStephanie Dloniak
The spotted hyena can count to 3! Ah, the benefits of social complexity…. nature.com/news/2011/1108…
Paul Krugman
NYTimeskrugmanPaul Krugman
Lake Wobegon Economics nyti.ms/oy1HxY
Paul Krugman
NYTimeskrugmanPaul Krugman
Hippie Punching nyti.ms/phusHU
Paul Krugman
NYTimeskrugmanPaul Krugman
Fishnet Markets Hypothesis nyti.ms/pj7h1P
Michelle Watson
CopyEditor4HireMichelle Watson

by MMFlint
Gave me chills. RT @MMFlint: Bono & The Edge on Letterman just moments ago performing a stunning version of “Stuck in a Moment.”
James Trusty
tjtrustyJames Trusty

by MMFlint

@
@MMFlint “Bono & The Edge on Letterman” It’s probably the coolest thing I have ever seen on late night!
carlzimmer
carlzimmercarlzimmer
Oh, Leeuwenhoek, no matter how hard you hide in Google Books, I will find you out. books.google.com/books?pg=PA118…
Nancy Rutman
NRutmanNancy Rutman

by VanJones68
“It is a huge mistake to underestimate the creative capacity of progressives.” @VanJones68 bit.ly/ocaGJG
Van Jones
VanJones68Van Jones
Agreed! RT @sandyknauer: @BenWest @yesmagazine @RebuildDream Let’s use the same contract to BUILD an American Dream that includes everyone.
Michael Moore
MMFlintMichael Moore
Bono & The Edge on Letterman just moments ago performing a stunning version of “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.”
CountdownKO
CountdownKOCountdownKO
Now online: Janeane Garofalo on racism in politics, what might be motivating Herman Cain, female Republicans and more – bit.ly/p09D17
Stephen Colbert
StephenAtHomeStephen Colbert
Glad I drank that lead paint. I’d been meaning to repaint my intestinal walls. It’ll ensure I get my security deposit back.
carlzimmer
carlzimmercarlzimmer
Loom: Fatal Attraction: Sex, Death, Parasites, and Cats bit.ly/oWeMaY
CountdownKO
CountdownKOCountdownKO
Now online: @Markos on the problems facing @GovernorPerry & the chances of @GovChristie or @SarahPalinUSA running- bit.ly/rlh8CF
carlzimmer
carlzimmercarlzimmer
Toxoplasma, could you get any cooler? My new Loom post on sex-crazed kamikaze rats. blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/08/1…
Rachel Maddow Show
MaddowAuxRachel Maddow Show
Video: Success of WI recall sparks second thoughts in Ohio GOP: Ohio State Representative Armond Budish, g… on.msnbc.com/peuRGD
openDemocracy
openDemocracyopenDemocracy
America’s lost wars: the choice in 2012, Paul Rogers goo.gl/fb/GrV54
CountdownKO
CountdownKOCountdownKO
Live at Countdown Online: Find out why @MicheleBachmann, Doug Lamborn and Peter Thiel are the Worst Persons today- bit.ly/o3mCAd
Rachel Maddow Show
MaddowAuxRachel Maddow Show
Video: Vacations, superheroes and robocalls: Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, sh… on.msnbc.com/pqWY0E
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars

@
@KeithOlbermann ShowPlugLast: Janeane Garofalo Give us a link. And give us LINKS
carlzimmer
carlzimmercarlzimmer
Here’s the epic history of Mabus, which has ended with his arrest. skeptools.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/cas… (I’ve been flooded with his hate mail since 2007)
Keith Olbermann
KeithOlbermannKeith Olbermann

by CountdownKO
ShowPlug2: @NiaWaPo Nia-Malika Henderson on Perry, @Markos Moulitsas on report Chris Christie using Pres. campaign focus groups
Keith Olbermann
KeithOlbermannKeith Olbermann

by CountdownKO
ShowPlugLast: Janeane Garofalo on West’s one-word letter confirming what he is: “Nuts.” And her daring theory on the Herman Cain candidacy
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
+1 ^_^ RT @Murtazhinioo: Visca El Barca RT @octavianasr: #Barça ❤ RT @RafizalRahman: Congratz to #barcelona – Campeon all over again!!
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
@rd1776 I hate to say you sound like you live in a fantasy land, but you do.
Octavia Nasr
octavianasrOctavia Nasr
#Barça ❤ RT @RafizalRahman: Congratz to #barcelona – Campeon all over again!!
Steve Martin
SteveMartinToGoSteve Martin
.@steepcanyon and I nominated for 5 IBMA awards for Rare Bird Alert including Entertainer of the year! We’re proud!
Keith Olbermann
KeithOlbermannKeith Olbermann

by CountdownKO
Keith Olbermann will sit in for Keith Olbermann tonight on @CountdownKO on @Current …Hey, WAIT a minute….
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
The GOP search for a savior continues is.gd/m5W5TT
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
Perry might have worded it poorly, but he’s certainly not alone in Fed skepticism. He’s in the GOP consensus: wapo.st/n8uYcI
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
More facts on Texas debt from @tylercowen here: bit.ly/p9GcuR This seems like the place to start in understanding their success.
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
Feel like the relevant question on “the Texas miracle” is what is household debt in Texas vs. household debt nationally? Anyone seen that #?
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
A nutrition label for health insurance: wapo.st/qZoSQ9
Sara Libby
SaraLibbySara Libby

by ezraklein
DECIDED: Instead of actually paying attention to Ron Paul, we’re all just gonna talk about how no one pays attention to Ron Paul.
YES! Magazine
yesmagazineYES! Magazine

by VanJones68
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream — new interview with Van Jones (@VanJones68) j.mp/qzCsk0 #AmericanDream #jobs
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
RT @kmarkhoover: How like a con$ervative mongrel to think “in the closet” is the worse possible insult they can deliver. #GOPhomophobia
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. RT @aacole: @markos Just curious, who is KBH?
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
Rick Perry’s ‘Texas Miracle’ consisted of 125,000 new government jobs. Communism! is.gd/QZiho6
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
Why are you coming at me with a knife just because I told you I had cancer = TeaParty cure @DylanRatigan
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Planning our Oasis at the New York Wine and Food Festival yfrog.com/kieb4kej
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
@AARP Why does AARP support companies with deceptive advertising?
Arianna Huffington
ariannahuffArianna Huffington
Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi: “Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?” rollingstone.com/politics/news/…
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
@ezraklein “to high OF an expectation” Let’s kill this seeping of OF into every phrase that begins with TOO !!!
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
@ezraklein If Perry took power in Texas by going right, do the US numbers show a similar result to be possible?
JBryllars
BryllarsJBryllars
So(re Putnam&Campbell)are we to become Fundamentalistanti-abortionGod in Govt, anti-gay, racist etc country, OR! @ezraklein in Post+MSNBC
Van Jones
VanJones68Van Jones
Honored to have an intro piece on #AmericanDream mvmt included in @wearewibook, a new collection about #wiunion. bit.ly/p4ZBQA #p2
carlzimmer
carlzimmercarlzimmer
Memetastic! MT @Comprendia: @carlzimmer wow #greenfieldism has 1300+ tweets!
Lou Woodley
LouWoodleyLou Woodley

by carlzimmer

@
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
Topics tease: what Obama can learn from fdr, what perry can learn from Obama, and what Americans will learn about the tea party.
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
Actually, KBH did. And liberals don’t need closets. RT @Coondawg68: Closeted homosexual @Markos claims Rick Perry is gay, cites nothing
Markos Moulitsas
markosMarkos Moulitsas
If we “lose” nationally in 2012 like we did in Wisconsin this year, we’ll have Speaker Pelosi back. is.gd/SrkmRc!
Ezra Klein
ezrakleinEzra Klein
Hosting @BashirLive in about 20 minutes. Guests include Christina Romer, @alex_wags, @DanaGoldstein, EJ Dionne, and more!