Kind of a new high (or low), depending on how you look at it, in the never-ending quest to establish just who is most awesome of them all via the construction of mega-prosthetic penises masquerading as real-estate. So let us all collectively get this straight… 30% of these back massagers are useless tip rubbing against an un-fillable, indifferent firmament. Perhaps the real achievement is in constructing so perfect a metaphor for the apparently irresistible futility of the masculine ego.
CBS stands to lose more than Time Warner in this ongoing battle between the entertainment juggernauts. CBS stands to lose lots of regular viewers to piracy because they can only dam up their own channels, not the entire internet, so the content is going to leak out to whoever really wants to see it. Meanwhile, Time Warner still sells the pipes delivering the content, whether it’s legal or not.
via The Verge
I’m always trying to justify my individual existence against the suffering and benefit my existence extends to others. It’s always a trade-off. For every smile I engender, I am also the cause of something else’s death if for no other reason I have an immune system, big feet to step on little things, and am an omnivore.
It would be convenient to simply elevate the value of my life above anything that might be a threat, obstacle, or food. I mean, I talk and read. I shop and make things. I’m valuable to the world… at least the human part. Of course we don’t live in a vacuum, we live in a totally interconnected universe of living dominoes where the fall of one inevitably means the fall of another, and human beings have proven over and over again to have exceptionally clumsy fingers.
The bees that spread the pollen that helps germinate our food are dying off and we are likely the primary cause. Now the dolphins are dropping dead in spades and it’s likely to have something to do with us as well. All those books and lovely made things that cost the environment so much.
via The Verge
Anyone with better than 3rd grade math can figure out that the “minimum wage” is a joke and bears absolutely not at all on whether a person can actually live on it and everything about the minimum amount an employer can pay someone without being called a slave owner.
It’s a reminder that unions exist for a reason. Everyone is looking out for their personal interest but the owning class has the government backing it–only today POTUS offered the GOP corporate tax cuts in exchange for infrastructure dollars to stimulate the job market. It’s as if the GOP can’t recognize humanity without a logo haloing them.
The working classes need unions to amplify their voices. That or food riots. Our choice.
Recent study links selfish happiness and long-term health issues. The solution: concentrate on working on something bigger than yourself.