Category Archives: How the World Really Works

Bird Stories

Bowen Island causeway — photo by my friend Judi Gedye in the Undercurrent Monday has become my day for what I am calling “mindless wandering”. The term is a bit of a spoof on the absurdity of “mindfulness”. My objective … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2021

Well, what can we say? Biden continues to bomb and starve millions of women and children in Yemen, through its corrupt Saudi proxies. Israel tries to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, again, to try to foment a US-Iran war. Biden sabre-rattles … Continue reading

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Gaslit at Every Turn

from GapingVoid.com by Hugh Macleod   In his comment on this cartoon, Venkatesh Rao wrote: “Organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs. Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt 1

subdivision in Cathedral City CA; aerial photo by Damon Winter in the NYT An Imagined Letter from COVID-19 to Humans (by Kristin Flyntz) Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. … Continue reading

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Borderline Madness

Pity the poor futurists, especially those who make population forecasts. Nothing like seeing your colossal mistakes saved in internet amber for all time, attracting the derision of those with 20-20 hindsight. In 1990 (that’s just 30 years ago), the US … Continue reading

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Completely Irresponsible

photo: CC0, from pixabay The greatest challenge in shrugging off the belief that humans have free will, is how to reconcile that with the feelings of responsibility and blaming that are so deeply conditioned in us. The cognitive dissonance is … Continue reading

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Our Post-CoVid-19 Behaviours

The Vlogbrothers, John & Hank Green, have to be two of the smartest and most creative people on the planet. They’re both extraordinary authors, and world-class science and culture journalists. They can also be disarmingly funny, and even outrageous. Hank … Continue reading

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First, Unlearn

two children of deaf adults (CODAs) teach each other ASL; photo by daveynin on flickr CC-BY-2.0 There’s a reason it’s so much easier for young children to learn things like new languages. They haven’t already “learned” the one best way … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: March 2021

And when everyone’s racing and you join in If you can, try running with a smile Because there is a danger in going too fast Getting too far ahead can set you back — Ellis Delaney, Right on Time CIVILIZATION’S … Continue reading

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Nostalgic for 2019

You know all that stuff that’s being written about the “return to normal” after CoVid-19? You know, the mainstream media’s endless blather about stock market indices and the “return to growth” (that indicates they still don’t appreciate that our all-for-the-1% … Continue reading

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