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Stephen Colbert mocks Fox News for obsessing over the kind of boots on the ground

September 20, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

Colbert hilarious look at Fox News’s obsession over “exactly what kind of boots will be on the ground” in the Middle East

via Stephen Colbert brutally mocks Fox News for obsessing over the kind of boots on the ground.

 


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The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? via @FastCompany @FastCoDesign

September 16, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Facebook, Theoblogical

“Apple making software that anyone can connect to is a very Google play, while Google developing beautiful hardware with Nest is a very Apple play,”

via The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? | Co.Design | business + design.

This sounds exciting.  The above quote also refers to the kindof integration/collaboration/cooperation I have bemoaned as missing from the “The Big 5″ Internet companies (Twitter, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook) I’ve spent the late spring and all summer reading about.  If these companies could start deciding to draw on each other’s strengths,  some big things could happen.  I guess it takes independent moves like this to get the others to begin realizing it.

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS

September 16, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

#1e2430; font-family: source-sans-pro; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">“People often start multi-tasking because they believe it will help them get more done. Those gains never materialize; instead, efficiency is degraded. “

and the above has been constantly verified by actual tests.  Before these tests were done,  I often felt a sense of iadequacy that I didnt seem to experience that up-tick in productivity that the “multi-taskers” claimed.  Often they claim that “I’m just made that way”;  “it’s how I roll”.  Studies on precisely those people proved otherwiase.

via Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS.

ISIS, Syria, Israel, 9/11, Ray Rice, Pistorius, Ferguson: Stanley Hauerwas & the Freedom to Hope

September 12, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

“I am tempted to despair…. must be time for some Hauerwas.” – from @Tim_Suttle

via ISIS, Syria, Israel, 9/11, Ray Rice, Pistorius, Ferguson: Stanley Hauerwas & the Freedom to Hope

“To hope in the midst of despair is an act of profound freedom. Hope is performed in defiance of the powers of the world who want us to hate each other because it’s good for business (if your business is war).”

Yes, indeed,  Hauerwas often serves me as one who calls us back to attention to the hope we are to embody.

Chomsky: Today, it is humans who are the asteroid, condemning much of life to extinction..

September 12, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Theoblogical

http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/09/noam-chomsky-are-we-approaching-the-end-of-human-history/#.VA8zhi89NiI.twitter