Daily Archives: 08/12/2011

If You Pray Will It All Get Better?

(Community Matters) “An anti-Keynesian, budget-balancing immediacy imparts a constrictive noose around whatever demand remains alive and kicking,” he wrote. “Washington hassles over debt ceilings instead of job creation in the mistaken belief that a balanced budget will produce a balanced economy. It will not.” NYTimes

and, Let’s hope Warren Buffett doesn’t have to resign as “the Oracle” in favor of Paul Krugman (nope, not wrong posting. Meant to link to Stewart)

Presidents and Debt

(Community Matters) Viable Opposition

I don’t know this site or its author. It was in a comment on this Economist article about today’s debt and the S&P rating (graph from Economist)


I do think there should be some context and that we should also be looking at the US level of debt relative to two wars

The Doctor

(Community Matters)

I have a patient at the clinic, she’s a dancer. . . . Maybe we don’t want to heal her.  That’s all I can figure.  Maybe there’s a cost we don’t talk about – . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ……….Steven Tomlinson

He’s performing his 4 short pieces written for People’s Community Clinic again today

© Steven Tomlinson 2011

I have a patient at the clinic, she’s a dancer.

She invites me, so I go to see her dance.  What I see on stage is more than courageous, it is wholehearted.

I see what it looks like to be unafraid.

Every step is graceful, every gesture has purpose.  But beneath the choreography, you see something else.  Something more primal than an artist could imagine — a truth that is part of her body.

She has kidney stones.  On x-rays you see crystal spikes cutting into her flesh.  You see obstruction and inflammation.  You can see why she is in constant pain.

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Neo Nazis Punked

(Community Matters) Love this story about tshirts anonymously donated to a neo nazi concert, and already imagining several alternative settings

when washed the message changed from “Hard Core Rebels” to “If your T-shirt can do it, you can do it too – we’ll help you get away from right-wing extremism,” reads the slogan (below) on the shirts after their first washing.

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. . . . . .  hat tip: towleroad