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Getting rich off of schoolchildren - Salon.com

Getting rich off of schoolchildren - Salon.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Thanks as always to John F. for pointing out a piece that I missed. Sirota delivers some good insights... standard operating procedure with him. It simply strains credulity to insist that pedagogue...
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The Bullshit Machine — Medium

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Here’s a tiny confession. I’m bored.

Yes; I know.
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"To be bored isn’t to be indifferent. It is to be fatigued. Because one is exhausted."

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Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are… Conservative | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are… Conservative | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today, it's becoming hard not to.
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"...All of this matters, of course, because we still operate in politics and in media as if minds can be changed by the best honed arguments, the most compelling facts. And yet if our political opponents are simply perceiving the world differently, that idea starts to crumble..." 

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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 16, 9:36 PM

The digital divide grows. Poverty may not be the only reason.

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American Jails Are Becoming Last-Resort Psychiatric Wards. The Result Is Brutality.

American Jails Are Becoming Last-Resort Psychiatric Wards. The Result Is Brutality. | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
As correctional facilities in the U.S. struggle to address a long-term surge in inmates with mental health issues, a New York Times exposé on the city's Rikers Island jail demonstrates in brutal and specific detail what happens when corrections officers are given a job that might better be handled by...
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75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
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Henry A. Giroux | Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Political Betrayal

Henry A. Giroux | Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Political Betrayal | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
At a time when anti-intellectualism runs rampant throughout popular culture and politics, it seems imperative to remember how important critical thought can be as a resource and critical tool.
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"Thinking has become dangerous in the United States."

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Literary Review - John Gray on Michael Oakeshott

Literary Review - John Gray on Michael Oakeshott | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

Review of a new edited edition of Michael Oakshott's Notebooks. 

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Soul Spelunker » Treasure of the Unfathomable

Soul Spelunker » Treasure of the Unfathomable | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

Everything we empirically experience is myth and metaphor. All that we experience with the senses points to a parallel archetypal reality. As above, so below. The universe we experience everyday hints at the universe within. This is why, say in Zen Buddhism, for example, one can learn more about Truth by pondering a flower than by taking all the psychology courses in the world. There is more Truth in a tree than in all the science textbooks in all the universities in the world. But we must remember. The Ars Memoriae provides us with a methodology whereby we can do just that.


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"Everything we empirically experience is myth and metaphor. All that we experience with the senses points to a parallel archetypal reality. As above, so below. The universe we experience everyday hints at the universe within. This is why, say in Zen Buddhism, for example, one can learn more about truth by pondering a flower than by taking all the psychology courses in the world. There is more truth in a tree than in all the science textbooks in all the universities in the world. But we must remember. The Ars Memoriae provides us with a methodology whereby we can do just that.

The psyche is a vast universe populated with innumerable images, just as the universe we gaze out upon everyday holds innumerable planets, stars, and galaxies. The ancients called this thesaurus inscrutabilis, or “treasure of the unfathomable.”"

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GDP and the Public Sector

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The reality is that the government and the economy are so thoroughly integrated it is impossible to separate the two.
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GDP is telling us the value of goods and services the economy produced. It is not telling us whether the pollution that results is killing us, whether it all went to produce weapons and prisons, or whether Bill Gates and his kids pocket it all. We need other measures to evaluate such things, and we have them, but they are not GDP.

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Texas Republicans Are Now the Craziest in America

Texas Republicans Are Now the Craziest in America | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If you want to see the clearest symptoms of the prion disease that has devoured the brain of the Republican party, the state Republican party is your Patient Zero. And, before a whole bunch of people in the Beltway media playpen  begin minimizin...
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We allow ourselves only two major political parties. One of them is completely out of its fcking mind. This is a national problem.

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Three Steps We Can Take to Solve Poverty, From Someone Who Knows Firsthand | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Three Steps We Can Take to Solve Poverty, From Someone Who Knows Firsthand | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Tianna Gaines-Turner has been struggling to feed her family for years. She testified before Congress this week.
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The Big Other Interview # 23: Oliver Harris on William S. Burroughs' Queer

The Big Other Interview # 23: Oliver Harris on William S. Burroughs' Queer | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If you meet Oliver Harris someday, tip your fedora. The co-mastermind along with Ian McFadyen behind 2009’s Naked Lunch @50: Anniversary Essays and commemorative conference in Paris, Harris has com...
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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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Wanted: A Future for Philosophy – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wanted: A Future for Philosophy – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

Something is out of joint: Overworked and underpaid graduate students are taking on major teaching responsibilities, apparently at least in part so that parents can get a discount on tuition, and professors can produce books and articles of dubious societal value.

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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

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UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gar
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Full Show: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Following several high-profile, controversial decisions, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the agenda of the Roberts court.
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It's hard for anybody looking at the Roberts SCOTUS objectively to come away not thinking that it’s a court in pursuit of an agenda.

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How To Supercharge Your Coffee To Give You Even More Energy In The Morning

How To Supercharge Your Coffee To Give You Even More Energy In The Morning | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

The old world tradition of adding butter to coffee has recently re-emerged as a performance enhancer embraced by the likes of Bulletproof Executive founder Dave Asprey and holistic health guru Andrew Weil.


Weil asserts that the often demonized saturated fat poses no risk for increased heart disease and may actually help "stimulate the body's fat-burning potential" in addition to boosting creativity and productivity.


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Yes... add butter to your coffee to make the caffeine last longer and to have less jitteryness. Again... I said #butter.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 5:11 PM

Inquiring minds? Turns out adding butter to coffee is all the rage - here's a recipe for butter blended coffee. Coffee with your creativity anyone? LOL. 

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 28, 8:08 AM

I'll try this today.

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Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it... | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Puritans, Goths, avant-garde artists, hell-raising poets and fashion icon Coco Chanel all saw something special in it. Now black, that most enigmatic of colours, has become even darker and more mysterious.
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Why A Texas City May Ban Fracking

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Denton, Texas, is considering a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and a new study links this process of energy extraction with earthquakes. NPR's Arun Rath considers the risks with science writer Abrahm Lustgarten.
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Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle - Telegraph

Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle  - Telegraph | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The cumulative blitz on energy exploration and production over the past six years has been $5.4 trillion, yet little has come of it

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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 13, 8:45 PM

Right Livelihood is a key point. If we enjoy and find joy in our work, that is what makes it profitable. I found the points about "experts and specialists' interesting. I am reading Wendell Berry and he makes similar points. I wondered how this fits with teaching? Do we make teachers into specialists in ways that it becomes difficult to build relationships with students, families, colleagues, and the subject matter they teach? In the specialization, do we succumb to instrumental ways of teaching which create problems in learning? I am not sure instrumental and teaching fit that way.

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Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice. For the past few minutes, I have been paying my...
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Basically, dogs are wolves that adapted to eat rice and be nice.

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William Morris, Art and Labor

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William Morris, the influential nineteenth century British designer, artist, writer, craftsman and political activist, generated ideas in regard to the connection between labor and the production o...
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Would not art be more profound and meaningful if there was no economic value or market for it that in many ways dictates what one will create? If all art was generated out of love, would not this have a direct benefit on society as a whole? Could we not see ourselves for who we truly are?  This self expression could have a transformative effect because we could willingly look in the mirror and see the state of ourselves and the world. Why not? Yes, why not try something like this.

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Rafal T. Prinke - Hunting the Blacke Toade

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“The opposites and their symbols are so common in the texts that it is superfluous to cite evidence from the sources. On the other hand, in view of the ambiguity of the alchemists’ language, which is “tam ethice quam physice” (as much ethical as physical), it is worth while to go rather more closely into the manner in which the texts treat of the opposites. Very often the masculine-feminine opposition is personified as King and Queen (in the Rosarium philosophorum also as Emperor and Empress), or as servus (slave) or vir rubeus (red man) and mulier candida (white woman);5 in the “Visio Arislei” they appear as Gabricus (or Thabritius) and Beya, the King’s son and daughter.6 Theriomorphic symbols are equally common and are often found in the illustrations.7 I would mention the eagle and toad (“the eagle flying through the air and the toad crawling on the ground”), which are the “emblem” of Avicenna in Michael Maier,8 the eagle representing Luna “or Juno, Venus, Beya, who is fugitive and winged like the eagle, which flies up to the clouds and receives the rays of the sun in his eyes.” The toad “is the opposite[…]”


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C. G. Jung. “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung: Complete Digital Edition.” Princeton University Press, 2014-03-01T05:00:00+00:00. iBooks. 

This material may be protected by copyright.

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