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The 67 People As Wealthy As The World's Poorest 3.5 Billion

The 67 People As Wealthy As The World's Poorest 3.5 Billion | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Oxfam International, a poverty fighting organization, made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year with its report that the world's 85 richest people own assets with the same value as those owned by the poorer half of the world's population, or 3.5 billion people (including children). Both [...]
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When Oxfam did their research, it took 85 billionaires to equal the poorest half of the world population. But by the time this blog was published a few months later, it took only 67. And within a few days of the blog being published, it took only 66. Keep an eye on this list which is now updated in real time: you will see the effect of income disparity as it is actually happening. 

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About

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Suddenly Brilliance is a collaboration between Angela Drummond Matthews & Keith Wayne Brown. Two independent scholars who have known and worked with each other for nearly two decades, they are ...
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A Panicked Press Turns Economics Into a Morality Play

A Panicked Press Turns Economics Into a Morality Play | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The ever-changing reasons for a never-changing policy suggest that we aren't really talking about policy analysis.
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The 21st Century Decline #33 By: MICHÆL T. COE

The 21st Century Decline #33 By: MICHÆL T. COE | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The 21st Century Decline #33 By: MICHAEL T. COE
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Gallery for Christopher

Gallery for Christopher | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
From conversations with my buddy-friend-guy, Christopher, a small gallery comparing the work of two contemporary artists in 1973 with a few pieces by an old European master from c. 1500. Enjoy! Rel...
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piercing intension

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the earth shifts even as the waters reach up and outward to the blazing stars themselves shaggy headed snake writhing and heaving holding tightly in its coils the resting sun where all principles a...
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Retaliation Measures Taken at Texas Detention Facility as Detainees Resume Hunger Strike in Tacoma

Retaliation Measures Taken at Texas Detention Facility as Detainees Resume Hunger Strike in Tacoma | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A group claims ICE officers have retaliated against hunger strikers at a private detention center in Conroe, Texas, as detainees at a similar facility in Tacoma, Washington, have resumed their hunger strike.
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Facebook's vision for social VR is misguided (Wired UK)

Facebook's vision for social VR is misguided (Wired UK) | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg envisions a world where you strap on a pair of goggles and, through the wonders of virtual reality, you meet face-to-face with your doctor. Mark Zuckerberg is wrong.
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"This is really a new social platform," Zuckerberg said Tuesday afternoon during a conference call with analysts and reporters. "We're making a long term bet that immersive virtual and augmented reality will become a part of people's daily lives." At one point, he even said that Oculus has the potential to be the "most social platform ever."

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World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum

World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Bonus: it could provide cell service
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3D insect flight

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@BBCNews reports XRay video of flying insect. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Imperial College, and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland have used very intense X-rays to film ins...
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Language will outlive us - By Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

Language will outlive us - By Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
"A poet always knows that what in the vernacular is called the voice of the Muse is, in reality, the dictate of language; that it's not the language that happens to be his instrument, but that he i...
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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...

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Lyn Hogan's curator insight, March 28, 5:51 PM

All models of education are relevant in different contexts . Education 2.0 & 3.0 are models that require a level of cognitive and developmental sophistication and experience that allow individuals to be able to make decisions.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 8:08 PM

I love this graphic I need this on my wall to remind me of how far we have come!

HemsZwier's curator insight, April 9, 3:39 AM

Education  Moving forward!

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The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Your Cherished Beliefs

The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Your Cherished Beliefs | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Is culture just a side effect of the struggle to avoid disease?
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'...Thornhill is confident in the evidence underlying his theory, and relatively untroubled by the implications. “If you increase health then people will become more liberal and happier,” he told me at the zoo. “I don’t think that is a bad idea.”'
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Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected

Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate was told by publisher that 'people will shudder and be puzzled and confused' by reading Echo's Bones
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Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services

Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Presidents Clinton and Bush supported the privatization of public services even when there was no credible evidence that the private sector cost less or delivered superior quality.
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America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted

America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2:29 PM

There is a myth about personal down time. It is not a balance, but an integrative process. Integrate spaces in life that allow those moments of recharging. This will take some doing and rethinking the way we live life and our work, including schools. A key is to find work that fulfills the person. It is less about material wealth, prestige, and money than it is about being a whole person.

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Debt for Master of Arts Degree Increases by Double the National Average - ORDER OF EDUCATION

Debt for Master of Arts Degree Increases by Double the National Average - ORDER OF EDUCATION | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
What on earth could possess a person to borrow $43,000 for a Master of Arts degree? There is no possible way that could be a good idea. Financially speaking, an MA is worth little, if anything, more than a bachelor’s degree.
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Mysterium Magnum

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Another of Jakob Böhme's ciphers of the mysterium magnum appearing in his Theosophische Wercke (1682). The All Seeing Eye beholds the Phoenix Reborn. This is the Psyche/Soul transcending the encirc...
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From Metaphysics to Poetic Dwelling: Heidegger's Task of Thinking

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A forthcoming thinker, who might want to attempt the task to adopt the thinking which I am trying to set up, he will have to cope with an idea written by Heinrich von Kleist. I wrote it down in one...
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Nice essay that lays out some insights about the late Heidegger: 

"...The general contention of this essay is that there is a link between certain themes of Heidegger’s later work that ties them together as helpful means for the task Heidegger assigns to future thinking. The link here is one that in itself requires an open mind: it is the notion of openness, or composure, in experience (Gelassenheit). As I hope to show, this notion characterizes certain themes in Heidegger’s later reflections: those of the Clearing, of Heidegger’s turn against the Subject-centered Humanism behind Metaphysics and, its progeny, technological thinking; of Art and, overall, Heidegger’s notion of a ‘thing’; and, finally, of Poetic Dwelling..."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 1:35 PM

I am always looking for sources about Heidegger's work which is central to my dissertation. He is difficult to read so this might prove helpful.

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March - Exploding stars prove Newton's law of gravity unchanged over cosmic time - Swinburne University of Technology

March - Exploding stars prove Newton's law of gravity unchanged over cosmic time - Swinburne University of Technology | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained unchanged over the last nine billion years.

 
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World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum

World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings

Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Turns out there's way more to art than its aesthetic appeal. New research by Greek and German scientists suggests that some of the world's most celebrated landscape paintings may reveal information about pollution levels in Earth's past that could he...
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...Zerefos and his collaborators noticed that in the three years following the 1815 eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia, landscapes by J.M.W. Turner and other European painters showed sunsets that were characteristically reddish or orangish. Following this eruption, Earth was plunged into a "volcanic winter" that reduced global temperatures by five degrees and brought snow to New England in June...


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Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP?

Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP? | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The U2 frontman wants to save the world. Why shouldn’t he save Republicans, too?
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"...The journey of the celebrity artist or entrepreneur is today the most culturally significant journey people make from low status and high vulnerability to the reverse. Artists and entrepreneurs who become rich and famous are our best guides to the dangerous way that former outcasts can become champions of an all-encompassing economic and political system run by elites who promise total health, total safety, and total control. This tension between outcast and overlord is at the heart of our sweeping change into a tech-driven, spiritually infused economy. The fate of free enterprise—and freedom itself—hangs in the balance..."
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How Did Toast Become the Latest Artisanal Food Craze?

How Did Toast Become the Latest Artisanal Food Craze? | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
How did toast become the latest artisanal food craze? Ask a trivial question, get a profound, heartbreaking answer.
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...' Why all the toast? “Tip of the hipster spear,” he said. I had two reactions to this: First, of course, I rolled my eyes. How silly; how twee; how perfectly San Francisco, this toast. And second, despite myself, I felt a little thrill of discovery. How many weeks would it be, I wondered, before artisanal toast made it to Brooklyn, or Chicago, or Los Angeles? How long before an article appears in Slate telling people all across America that they’re making toast all wrong? How long before the backlash sets in?'
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