Archive for May, 2022

Graduation Advice:  Transcend:  Maintain FL 44; Make A Few Discrete Dives And Diversions To TPA (Traffic Pattern Altitude) (May 16, 2022)

Posted in Graduation Advice on May 16, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Transcend.”

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K          “Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’22 . . . transcend. . . .  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, . . . transcend.  You have been studying and partying and extracurricularing at a frantic and frenetic pace.  Now is the time to learn to. . . . transcend.  Maintain Flight Level 44 [44,000]; make a few discrete dives and diversions to TPA (Traffic Pattern Altitude) to participate with other members of the community.  Try with all your might to take flight from the Möbius Loop of stupidity, dishonesty, hypocrisy, incompetence, indifference and arrogance when you can.”

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K          “And eschew fear and wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps.  Eat dessert: First.  Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  And . . . transcend.”

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J          “Go East, young person.  Go to Rome, D.C. and get in on the looting before it is too late.”

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[See the original “Sunscreen Column”, the Wikipedia article “Wear Sunscreen” and listen to “Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.]

[See the e-commentary at The Möbius Loop Of Stupidity, Dishonesty, Hypocrisy, Incompetence, Indifference, Arrogance, . . .  Oh, And Happy Thanksgiving! (November 25, 2019), Graduation Advice: Eschew Fear (May 10, 2021), Graduation Advice:  Stop, Pause, Think (May 18, 2020), Graduation Advice:  Learn To Tie a Bowline (And A Bow Tie) (May 13, 2019), Graduation Advice:  Eat Dessert.  First. (May 14, 2018), Graduation Advice:  Wear Chainsaw Safety Chaps; Cut With Care (May 15, 2017), Graduation Advice:  Wear Hearing Protection; Listen Attentively (May 16, 2016) and the advice to youth at Go East, Young Person (August 25, 2014).] 

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And eschew fear and wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps.  Eat dessert: First.  Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).  Stop, pause, think.  And . . . transcend.

Transcend

Flee the Mobius Loop

Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022 (May 9, 2022)

Posted in Economics, Journalism, Pushitzer Prize In Commentary on May 9, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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            “The envelope please.  . . .  This year’s Pushitzer Prize in Commentary is awarded to . . . Yves Smith (Susan Webber) with Naked Capitalism . . . for stirring the pot, asking hard questions, demanding answers, rejecting lies, spotlighting uncomfortable truths, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.  And being a journalist.  And choreographing a collective of journalists who comment with insight and integrity on finance, economics, politics, power and life.”

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[See the e-commentary on the ongoing international crime at The Persecution Of Assange And The Feckless MSM (September 21, 2020).]

[See the e-commentary on the Commentary Award at Sixth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2021 (June 7, 2021), Fifth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2020 (May 4, 2020), Fourth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2019 (April 15, 2019), Third Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2018 (April 16, 2018), Second Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2017 (April 10, 2017), First Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2016 (April 18, 2016), Pulitzers Are Pro-War?  Pressing The Pushitzers (April 22, 2013) and Economics And Finance:  Girls v. Boys (June 4, 2018).]

[Please send nominations for the Pushitzer Prize in Commentary for 2023 and a supporting letter by January 21, 2023 to e-ssay@gci.net and send the entry fee to your favorite charity.]

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“The purpose of arresting Julian Assange is to send a message to the people, especially journalists, to be quiet and don’t get out of line.  If we, the people, allow the government to control us through fear, we are no longer free, we are no longer America.”  Tulsi Gabbard

Disinformation Governance Board / Ministry Of Truth (May 2, 2022)

Posted in Censorship, Information / Disinformation, Internet, Newspapers, Press/Media on May 2, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Information should be unfiltered.”

J          “Information should be curated.”

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K          “Almost all of our current problems spring from information interference.”

J          “Almost all of our current problems spring from a failure to interfere with misinformation.”

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K          “The people must be obligated to filter information.”

J          “The government must be obligated to curate information.”

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Bumper sticker of the week:

DGB = KGB?