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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Friday, March 18, 2005

Request for Reporter and Random Reads

From Corpus Callosum:

I got the following e-mail from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
I will not be able to go to the meeting, but I would appreciate it if one or more bloggers in the Ann Arbor area could go and report on it.

Roundtable on Scientific Integrity in Public Policy Making
Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the University of Michigan Science, Technology, and Society Program.

Date and time: March 21, 2005 (Monday), 4-6 pm
Location: International Institute, 1636 SSWB (corner of South University and East University)
Anyone?? I won't be able to go either.


I had to play earlier, hence the Hare Daemon below, a humourous, probably inaccurate portrayal, but the distraction was appreciated. The links I'm including in this post don't bode well for any sense of tranquility. I think I'll play some more tomorrow. No matter how much I want to bury my head this week I can't.

Rigorous Intuition asks "How high's the water, Mama?" a distressing inspiration. Thanks to Rajiv for the pointer.

Will Pitt with The Darkness Drops Again... and that was just yesterday.

The New PC Crybaby Conservatives by Russell Jacoby in The Nation

Wolfowitz Nomination Shocks, Worries Europeans as it should everyone.

Good News About the Economy, Democracy? In what year?

Outscourcing Innovation...And Everything Else
America's Has-Been Economy by Paul Craig Roberts

The US is No Longer the Land of Dreams by Mathilde Soyer

Democracy Dying behind closed doors by Jack Lessenberry


A tree too has body and spirit; even rocks which appear to be dead contain their spirit. There is no dichotomy, no dualism, no separation between matter and spirit.

The problem is not matter but materialism. Similarly there is no problem with spirit, but spiritualism is problematic. The moment we encapsulate an idea or a thought into an 'ism' we lay the foundations of dualistic thought. The universe is uni-verse, one song, one poem, one verse.

...] Even if there were no problem of global warming, of resource shortage, of pollution and waste we would still need to choose a more simple lifestyle which is conducive to and congruent with spirituality, because a simple lifestyle, a lifestyle uncluttered with the burden of unnecessary possessions, is the lifestyle which can offer the opportunity to explore the universe of the imagination and to find boundless joy in that universe.


I do want to pass along the names of the 43 Representatives who voted against another $81.4 billion for continued US occupation in Iraq. Thank them.

Abercrombie (D-HI), Baldwin (D-MN), Blumenauer (D-OR), Capuano (D-MA), Clay (D-MO), Coble (R-NC), Danny Davis (D-IL), Duncan (R-TN), Farr (D-CA), Filner (D-CA), Frank (D-MA), Grijalva (D-AZ), Hastings (D-FL), Hinchey (D-NY), Holt (D-NJ), Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Kucinich (D-OH), Lee (D-CA), Lewis (D-GA), Maloney (D-NY), Markey (D-MA), McCollum (D-MN), McDermott (D-WA), McGovern (D-MA), McKinney (D-GA), Meehan (D-MA), George Miller (D-CA), Owens (D-NY), Pallone (D-NJ), Paul (R-TX), Payne (D-NJ), Rangel (D-NY), Sanders (I-VT), Schakowsky (D-IL), Serrano (D-NY), Stark (D-CA), Thompson (D-CA), Tierney (D-MA), Towns (D-NY), Velázquez (D-NY), Waters (D-CA), Weiner (D-NY) and Woolsey (D-CA).
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