1. "I don’t agitate unless it’s clearly getting in the way of reality"

    "Fucking nationalism man, everyone is about it"

    Andrew quotes of the night

     

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  3. Phones, drones and genomes, that’s what we do here in San Diego and La Jolla. In addition to the other insanely great things these technologies do, they are the basis of NSA spying, flying robots killing people, and the wholesale privatisation of biological life itself. That’s also what we do.

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  5. Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other.
    — Ayn Rand of all people
     


  6. A case in point: after the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, a police presence, including surveillance cameras and metal detectors, was ratcheted up at schools around the country, particularly in urban areas with largely working-class black and Latino student bodies. It was all to “protect” the kids, of course. At Columbine itself, however, no metal detector was installed and no heavy police presence intruded. The reason was simple. At that school in the Colorado suburb of Littleton, the mostly well-heeled white families did not want their kids treated like potential felons, and they had the status and political power to get their way. But communities without such clout are less able to push back against the encroachments of police power.

     

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  8. people are so simple sometimes it hurts

    our motivations 

     

  9. rhamphotheca:

    Lizard ID:

    Hey Paxon, any idea what this is?

    Paxon:

    Of course I do ;) Its the Western Three-Toed Skink (Chalcides striatus), found on the Iberian Peninsula, Southern France, and a sliver of NW Italy. Here’s what one looks like on top:

    (photo: Benny Trapp)

     

  10. spencerkward:

    Mogollon Rim
    Arizona
    November 2013