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xkcd’s “Time” comic

August 6th, 2013 Comments off

Slate raves about xkcd;  and the actual drawings,

Compiled into one video, about 40 minutes, on YouTube.

 

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A More Perfect Vision

August 2nd, 2013 Comments off

This is well-said a good list.  From a NYTimes letter-writer in North Carolina:

I can imagine an America that has the following values:
1. Single payer healthcare, similar to France or Canada, so that no American need worry about gaining access to affordable healthcare.
2. Education that leaves the student debt free.
3. A living wage premised upon the idea that if a company makes money off the back of your labor, you are able, after 40 hours of toil, to pay for rent, food, transportation, etc.
4. Ample public spaces for people to enjoy.
5. Publicly financed arts unleashing the massive artistic talent in our country, and bringing arts to people who currently cannot afford to attend plays and concerts.
6. A redirection away from militarization to non-military foreign assistance, so people around the world view us as humanitarians, not imperialists.
7. A massive movement away from fossil fuels to renewable resources, so that our children and grandchildren have the chance of surviving.
8. A realization that none of us are more important than the other person, and we are only given one chance at life. Do no harm and leave earth a little better than how you found it.

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