Berufsflaneur und Berufssonnenbrillenträger Friedrich Liechtenstein sorgte im Februar 2014 mit seiner medialen Walze ‘Supergeil’ für Aufsehen. Leider flachte der Hype um den Edeka-Werbespot des vollbärtigen Charmebolzens und ‘Deutschlands berühmtesten Schmuckeremits’ viel zu schnell ab, ein angekündigtes…
Sono diversi anni che vorrei scrivere un post sulla musica italiana che non esiste, ma che è frutto solo della fervida immaginazione di qualcuno e dalla totale mancanza della stessa di tanti altri. Una “scena”, se così vogliamo chiamarla secondo un modo di dire oramai consolidato, che non è mai…
"Shara Worden, the operatically trained singer at the core of My Brightest Diamond, has a feeling for both the grandeur and the grain, building every sweeping gesture in her music out of a swarm of small details…”
“A deconstruction of pop songcraft that doubles as a slanted celebration of it, the album signals a new level of ambition for People, which until recently was a duo of heavy improvisers, the guitarist and vocalist Mary Halvorson and the drummer Kevin Shea. Joining them on bass and acoustic guitar is Kyle Forester, of Crystal Stilts; “
“Jesus was a radical, non-violent revolutionary who hung around with lepers, hookers and crooks; wasn’t American and never spoke English; was anti-wealth, anti-death penalty, anti-public prayer (M 6:5), but was never anti-gay; never mentioned abortion or birth control; never called the poor ‘lazy’; never justified torture; never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes; never asked a leper for a co-pay; and was a long-haired, brown-skinned, homeless, community-organizing, anti-slut-shaming, Middle Eastern Jew.”—John Fugelsang (via kateoplis)
Over 7,000 schoolrooms collapsed in the course of the earthquake, mostly in rural areas, reportedly leading to the death of nearly 5,000 students (though some parents believe the real figure is twice that officially cited) and the injury of over 15,000 students.The total death toll of the quake was around 70,000 people, with some 375,000 injuries. A month after the quake, nearly 20,000 people remained missing, while five million were rendered homeless.
In July 2008, local governments in the Sichuan Province coordinated a campaign to silence angry parents whose children died during the earthquake through monetary contracts. If the parents refused, officials threatened that they would receive nothing. Although Chinese officials have advocated a policy of openness in time before the Olympic Games, the pressure on parents to sign demonstrates that officials are determined to create an appearance of public harmony rather than investigate into the corruption or negligence of the construction of schools. The payment amounts vary by school but are roughly the same. In Hanwang, parents were offered a package valued at 8,800 USD in cash and a per-parent pension of nearly 5,600 USD. Many parents said they signed the contract, even if no real investigation ensues. Furthermore, officials have continued to use traditional methods of silencing: riot police officers have broken up protests by parents; the authorities have set up cordons around the schools; and officials have ordered the Chinese news media to stop reporting on school collapses.
“Uber, like Amazon, has allowed a small number of people to become extremely rich by evading regulations and/or taxes that apply to their middle class competitors. Amazon and other Internet-based retailers have used their tax advantage to put tens of thousands brick and mortar stores out of business”—
current technolibertarianism: taxes, regulation, government, institutions themselves as merely a momentary impediment, “middlemen” heavy and solid with history to be inevitably washed away by the fast, fluid efficiency of “high tech”