“Donald Trump would always run back to his daddy when he ran out of money.
President Trump on Wednesday accused The New York Times of writing a “hit piece” against him for publishing a bombshell report about “dubious” tax practices he used in the 1990s.
In a tweet, Trump called the story an “old, boring and often told hit piece on me” but stopped short of denying its claims.
“The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. They used the concept of ‘time value of money’ in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me,” the president wrote.
01) Brett Kavanaugh Vote Will Drive Political Backlash If History Is Guide – Rachel Maddow – MSNBC
“Rachel Maddow looks back at the political fallout from the treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas confirmation process when a wave of women candidates were inspired to improve their representation in the Senate.”
“Author, Virginia Eubanks, explains to Chris Hedges how the goals of Victorian-era poorhouses have evolved with 21st Century high-tech to exert control and surveillance of needy, poor and homeless people. Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor.”
01) Robert Sapolsky on Life and Free Will, interviewed by Pau Guinart
“Many books are just a proverb extended 300 pages. With that idea in mind, the PAU talks intend to offer a window for the Stanford intellectual community to express ideas in a nutshell. Simplex sigillum veri.
“The aphorism, the apothegm, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book”
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols”
It can be hard, warding off existential despair…especially when you believe you are just trapped, and have no meaning…or your meaning is robbed from you…
I live by the philosophy…that life is what you make of it…or what you comprehend it to be…
…and maybe this part of my life philosophy, is a product of many factors [social, natural and biological] which fall outside of my control…Maybe I don’t control, arriving at this conclusion…Maybe I just think that I’ve logically concluded this…
…But, I think it’s a good place to be at, no matter how I got here.
You cant control most things in life…if anything at all…
…If you arrive at a place where you sense personal control, however…you can at least gain some type of satisfaction in life.
01) The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay
“The ruling elites are creating a world where the majority of people suffer the consequences of the climate crisis and massive unemployment while the super-rich use artificial intelligence to save themselves – a commentary by TRNN’s Senior Editor”
01) The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
“On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms”