Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 494-498
From Wall Street to Skank Street
Poking the frog at Gunther's Garage
By Joe Bageant
Money is human happiness "in abstracto." Consequently he who is no longer capable of happiness "in concreto" sets his whole heart on money.
And you, too, for whom life is furious work and unrest-- are you not very weary of life? Are you not very ripe for the preaching of death? All of you to whom furious work is dear, and whatever is fast, new, and strange-- you find it hard to bear yourselves; your industry is escape and the will to forget yourselves. If you believed more in life you would fling yourselves less to the moment. But you do not have contents enough in yourself for waiting--- and not even for idleness.
Thus Spake Zarathustra
I will go to my run-out social mind
And be as unsocial with it as I can.
The thought I have, and my first impulse is
To take to market—I will turn it under.
The thought from that thought,
I will turn it under
And so on to the limit of my nature.
Some are "industrious" and appear to love labor for its own sake, or perhaps because it keeps them out of worse mischief; to such I have at present nothing to say. Those who would not know what to do with more leisure than they now enjoy, I might advise to work twice as hard as they do-- work til they pay for themselves, and get their free papers.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 491-493
Round Midnight: Tortillas and the Corporate State
February 24, 2010
RE: WELFARE - Does it still exist for those who need it?ELIGIBILITY
Posted by: djnoll on Dec 4, 2009 11:00 AM
A Tragic Mistake
By BOB HERBERT
New York Times
Published: November 30, 2009
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 489-490
Association for the
Advancement of Science,
78 percent of all malnourished
children aged under five live in countries with food surpluses.
It is a myth that world hunger is due to scarcity of food
…studies have found that children in low-income families may have a higher rate of mental health problems — perhaps two to one — compared with children in better-off families. But that still does not explain the four-to-one disparity in prescribing antipsychotics.
…children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance.
…Professor Crystal said he did not have clear evidence to form an opinion on whether or not children on Medicaid were being overtreated.
“Medicaid kids are subject to a lot of stresses that lead to behavior issues which can be hard to distinguish from more serious psychiatric conditions,” he said. “It’s very hard to pin down.”
Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics
By DUFF WILSON
New York Times
Published: December 11, 2009
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 486-488
I was a single parent who often worked two jobs as child support wasn't a given in the "good old days." I certainly wasn't handed a house by my parents or helped to acquire one. I have watched as the unions in this province were dissolved one by one, all in the name of profit. We worked the jobs two and three people used to, all in the name of survival. A lot of my group are distanced from this "spoiled" life.
I work to this day through the pain of arthritis caused by wearing out my body by hard work. In a few years I can look forward to retiring in abject poverty after working all these years as my pension will be worth nothing with rising costs and taxes.
Victoria Times Colonist
March 2, 2010
London: You mentioned Goethe earlier. He remarked that our greatest happiness lies in practicing a talent that we were meant to use. Are we so miserable, as a culture, because we're dissociated from our inborn talents, our soul's code.
Hillman: I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god, and that's economics. Economics is a slave-driver. No one has free time; no one has any leisure. The whole culture is under terrible pressure and fraught with worry. It's hard to get out of that box. That's the dominant situation all over the world.
On soul, character, and calling: an Interview with James Hillman
By Scott London
The creation of freedom for oneself and a sacred "No" even to duty-- for that, my brothers [sic], the lion is needed.