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sharing this as a way to remind myself to read the links in this post (most likely so that I can either agree or disagree with interesting/annoying people at fancy soirées which is ironic. i know.)
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To the people who keep dismissing Occupy Wall Street for "not having a clear message" and "not providing a list of demands/objectives":

Saying you don't know what they're protesting when there is a plethora of information out there about this movement and what it stands for/against, but you just didn't bother to research it, doesn't make them misdirected and aimless. It just makes you lazy and uninformed.

[For example, if you want to know why a list of demands right now isn't necessary, and, in fact, may actually be counterproductive, read this insightful post:]

http://hilobrow.com/2011/10/07/rushkoff-vs-the-1/

"That’s because, unlike a political campaign designed to get some person in office and then close up shop (as in the election of Obama), this is not a movement with a traditional narrative arc. As the product of the decentralized networked-era culture, it is less about victory than sustainability. It is not about one-pointedness, but inclusion and groping toward consensus. It is not like a book; it is like the Internet.

"Occupy Wall Street is meant more as a way of life that spreads through contagion, creates as many questions as it answers, aims to force a reconsideration of the way the nation does business and offers hope to those of us who previously felt alone in our belief that the current economic system is broken."


[If you want to know about some of the challenges of creating a cohesive voice, as is being demanded of the movement, check out this commentary on the shame put upon struggling citizens and why they need to overcome that first:]

http://weeklysift.com/2011/10/10/turn-the-shame-around/

"I didn’t get OWS because (like a lot of other people) I kept trying to fit it into the wrong model. It’s not the 20th-century labor movement, marching for a minimum wage and a 40-hour week. It’s not Rosa Parks demanding her seat on the bus. It’s not last spring’s occupation of the state capitol in Madison, demanding the restoration of collective bargaining rights, a reversal of education cuts, and maybe even the recall of Gov. Walker.

"Those were fine movements, but they’re not this movement. This is more like feminism in the late 60s or gay rights in the 80s. Specific demands will play their role eventually, but consciousness-raising has to come first.

"Remember what we were told in those days? Feminists were women who had to work because they were too ugly to get a man. Gays were perverts too limp-wristed to defend themselves. They were losers. If you resembled them or sympathized with them, you were supposed to be ashamed.

"Somebody had to be the first to go out in public and absorb that scorn. I remember my shock the first time I saw Dykes on Bikes, or a troop of guys in drag chanting “We’re here. We’re queer.” I remember trying to imagine how much courage that took, and what else must be possible if this was possible.

"But other than a vague sense that they ought to be treated more like human beings, I don’t remember their demands. I wonder if they remember."

[And if you would like to know what action the OWS movement is taking despite all of this, and what their objectives are, take a look at the NYC General Assembly minutes:]

https://plus.google.com/u/0/


[Or if charts and numbers are more your thing, here is a breakdown of just some of what's gone wrong in the last number of years:]

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1


Ad this is just a start. There is a a wide array of resources out there readily available, including the OWS sit-ins themselves. Go down and talk with your fellow citizen who is protesting. Ask them why they're sacrificing their comfort to camp out in the cold and rain without security to fight for what they believe in. Turn off your TV. Find out from the source. Educate yourselves. Don't rely on others to spoon-feed you. You have two hands and a brain. Use them. Don't condemn others for starving you when you can reach out and feed yourself.
Browbeating; Codebreaking; Fiction; Generations; Haw-Haw; HiLo Heroes; Kudos; Most Popular; Radium Age SF; Read-outs; Spectacles; Uncanny. print this page Print this page. 10.07.2011. Rushkoff vs. the...
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in my case, more like joining the rebel alliance :)
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A friend, on the choice to quit Microsoft and join Google: "I don't think of it as jumping ship, more like switching Death Stars."
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sharing as a personal reminder to download most of the other books mentioned in the footnotes.
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i really wish i could share just the animated gif :D
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New users - one cool thing about Google+ is that you can "mute" posts. What that means, is if a post keeps showing up at the top of your stream because people are commenting on it, you can make it disappear so you'll never see it again. This comes in handy when a user like me (with lots of friends on my list) posts something... you've seen it, read it, good. You don't want to see people comment on it all day long after that? Just mute the post!

This .GIF I'm sharing is funny and if your mind is open, it'll reinforce one of the great philosophical lessons -- truth is not as "objective" as we might assume, everything we see & understand comes from a certain perspective. That said, you probably won't find an interesting discussion about Nietzsche's perspectivism under the .GIF. So if the discussion is boring you, MUTE AWAY!

To mute, mouse over the circle with the arrow in it (to the right of the post header) and click the "Mute this post". If for some reason you should want to Unmute, just return to my profile, find the post, and mouseover the little circle / arrow header again. There's an Unmute option. If I'd had known this in the beginning of my G+ experience it would have saved me a lot of time... Enjoy :)
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It's been about 6 months, so I guess I should type something into G+...  anyone out here?
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so, i can see a list of things that i've +1'ed on other websites, or in google reader, but i can't see a list of things that i've +1'ed on google plus? seems kinda odd? am i doing it wrong?
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the ability to +1 things from google reader might finally lead to me being something close to nearly active on G+.
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this video is quickly becoming the canonical reference for the new Windows 8 "Metro-Style" UI. Ya know, if you're interested in that sort of thing.
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That was my brother's death you were cheering

I cannot find where in the stream I found this, so I apologize, please let me know you were the original so I can give credit
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  • New Classroms
    Director of Architecture, 2011 - present
  • Microsoft
    2001 - 2011
  • Bolt Media, Inc
    developer, 1998 - 2001
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What if you could teach each student, exactly what they needed to learn, in the way that would work best for them?  These are the kind of problems that we're tackling at New Classrooms. We're focusing on developing new educational models that are personalized to the needs of students, the strengths of teachers, and the getting the best value out of technology in the classroom.

Before joining New Classrooms, I worked as a consultant with Microsoft for over ten years.  During that time, I  helped government agencies and education districts make the most of their investments in technology.  

I focus on solving real business problems first, and figuring out how technology fits in second. 
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