What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo is late as usual

Best. Writing. Advice. Evar. It's hard work that creates change. (Grokked from Janiece)

A series of podcast on the Short Story Masterclass. I haven't listened to them, yet. But I intend to. I wanted to post the link before I forgot where I got them.

"What most people don’t understand is that passion is the result of action, not the cause of it." An article with seven questions to help you define your life purpose. (Grokked from Janiece)

Six gifs that demonstrate the drought in California. Note most of those first images were from 2011, when California had already been in drought for a few years. In case you think this won't affect you, guess where a lot of your food is grown (and the food given to the animals that become our food). (Grokked from Rae Carson)

"Ipas estimates that 47,000 women still die each year around the world from complications related to bungled, illicit abortions." An NPR story about abortion and how the advent of the "illicit trade in misoprostol has cut the rate of maternal deaths in El Salvador significantly". Just in case you're wondering just where our country is going. And it looks like the world wide conservative movement is switching to social conservatism over fiscal conservatism. Great.

Fox's Bolling calls first female UAE pilot that bombed Islamic State "Boobs On The Ground". Nothing sexist and demeaning about that. (But then they've been apologizing for that comment) (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)

Hey, remember when the military just hated the media? Now they run their own YouTube channels. Good times, good times. (Grokked from Chia Evers)

Tweet of my heart: (this was multiple tweets, I've brought them together here) ‏@AlexSteffen We should deeply mistrust asymmetrical secrecy (where someone can see our secrets, but we can't see theirs): it's core to 21st C oppression. Reducing us to isolated individualism—believing we are on our own & if we fall no one will help us or care—is how oppression takes root. A tyrant does not care if he is hated, as Machiavelli noted, so long as his subjects do not love one another. Think of that, the next time you hear some rich white guy explain how it's your lazy neighbors who are keeping you down.


Elizabeth said...

That first link is great. It just became one of my favorite Zen Pencils comics.

Steve Buchheit said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. I totally agree.