Friday, June 5, 2015

Via Mental Floss: What the iPhone Would Look Like if it Had Been Created in 1987

Today Apple products are so ubiquitous, their sleek designs barely register when we see one in an advertisement, or pull out our iPhone to text a friend. But what if the technology we know and love had been introduced back when gadgets that streamlined weren't a possibility?

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A Miniature Bohemian World

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Via Worley Dervish / FB:


Molly Ivins was prescient in 1994 when she wrote this. Now our politicians less and less frequently treat each other as colleagues across the aisle or even as political opponents. Rather they treat opponents and their supporters as "enemies." This is as true in state legislatures as it is in Congress, if not more so.

Perhaps the "stir of alertness" now needs to be not so quiet. Politicians and media pundits need to be challenged when they characterize Americans with views different from theirs as "enemies."

~ Worley Dervish

Monday, June 1, 2015

Via JMG: SCOTUS Rules Against Abercrombie In Hijab Employment Denial Case

CNN reports:
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who has sued retailer Abercrombie & Fitch when the store failed to hire her because she wore a head scarf in observance of her religion. The court ruled 8-1 that the company failed to accommodate Samantha Elauf's religious needs when she was not hired on the basis that her hijab violated company dress policy. The retailer had argued that Elauf couldn't succeed without first showing that the employer had "actual knowledge" of her need for a religious accommodation. But the Court disagreed and sent the case back to the lower court for further consideration. "An applicant need show only that his need for an accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer's decision, not that the employer had knowledge of his need," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority.
RELATED: No word from SCOTUS on marriage today.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Albert Einstein & Rabindranath Tagore on the Nature of Reality

Albert Einstein in Conversation with Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore visited Einstein’s house in Caputh, near Berlin, on July 14, 1930. The discussion between the two great men was recorded, and was subsequently published in the January, 1931 issue of Modern Review.

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Via HOPE not hate / FB:

Via Occupy Democrats / FB:

The sell-off is an impressive new low in Republican congressional corruption, unworthy of our country’s ideals no matter what side of the aisle you’re on. 

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What is Wrong With Our Culture [Alan Watts]

Pátria Minas

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