Representative (now Senator) Chuck Grassley called my mother when I was 18 years old. Why? I had just graduated from the Capitol Page School, with the nation’s highest-paid teachers in terms of money per student, with a 99.999999% graduation rate not just from high school but from some of the best universities in our nation. I ratted the school out for the inferior instruction it … Continue reading Chuck (Grassley) called my mom……
* So long Silicon Valley. So long sexual harassers and non-diverse SLAMs — who live or work in the 50-mile radius Time Well Spent blogger Tristan Harris is talking about — in San Francisco. Tristan is now a social-media design ethicist who is outing how social media unaccountably design our local/global lives. And so long auto traffic. This is the new Silicon Alley — Cornell … Continue reading A Higher Education Way to Stop Keeping the Damned Women Out* of TECH Too?
Heretical Thought To buy ADVANCE copy click here Thought is heretical when it threatens our idea of universality, or our notion of the self or selves. Such threats can occur in the face of advances in science, human science, governance, or media. Regardless of purpose or intent, heretical ideas shape and determine our bodies and our consciousness and/or the ways we communicate about them. … Continue reading assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
Take a look at Renee Ellmers’s opposition. Kay Ryon Daly is running against the Honorable Renee Ellmers in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district. Not only is she pro-gun (obviously, and undoubtedly not an issue that divides their two candidacies), but Kay is also pro-fidelity (surprise, surprise), whereas Renee is in theory but perhaps not in practice. Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch’s shop (the New York Post) is, … Continue reading Gun-Toting Rivals + Is HC a Feminist but Not an Intersectionalist? Or is HC Not Really Human?
As a Monday-morning experiment, I clicked a lot of buttons that supposedly indicated my advertising preferences, so I got to edit “out” the most annoying aspects of global capitalism — tracking advertising. We will see what ads follow me, since my preferences are largely political non-profits and politics. So it’s not like I won’t be asked for anything. I figured it was worth experimenting with the newly … Continue reading My New Facebook Settings Decoupling Experiment- — Can Online Capitalism be Reformed, Given My Preferences?