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@JaneSeymourFonda in the Alberta tar sands: with @barbarawilliam_, @UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and ACFN (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Chief Allan Adam on January 11, 2017 (UBCIC Instagram)
This post is about a logical fallacy that for a decade has been popping up all over social media and comment streams on news stories.
Someone has uploaded a copy of the film Requiem for the American Dream. In it Noam Chomsky explains the process by which wealth inequality destroys democracy, how fantastic riches are not just intense concentration of wealth but of power, which then further speeds up the cycle of returning ever greater wealth to the rich through the deregulation of the economy that the rich demand.
Back row standing: Suzannah Norstrand, Melba Moore, Marjorie LiPari, Lynn Kellogg, Emmeretta Marks. Middle row: Natalie Mosco, Lorrie Davis, Diane Keaton. Front row sitting: Shelley Plimpton, Leata Galloway
Progress isn’t a straight line, so feminism isn’t on a straight line either. There is something in this photograph that now seems entirely lost.
Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and the other very excited nerds at the Windows 95 launch.
Fitting because I was helping my mother with her work PC earlier and it was really was like going back in time.
Bill’s little hop.
I like the comments:
“Gates is flapping his hands like a seal.