“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Just watched Hamburger Hill for the first time. Great movie.ReplyDelete
Carlin, who never was funny, just disgusting, deserves to be shot, along with all those in 'marketing'.ReplyDelete
Carlin was a poet and a social critic. It is too late to shoot him as he is dead. He disturbs because he has no sacred cows. For me to even mention “s acred cows”is probably offensive to someone.ReplyDelete
To his point about bullshit: The last election was all about the message and political spending. Why should anyone’s vote be affected by a 30 second commercial? They were? Did any of the candidates lie, distort or bullshit? Did the voters buy the bullshit?
The first video shows what Hollywood celebrities say about guns juxtaposed against film clips showing how they make their money glorifying gun violence. Any contradiction there?
All of Washington and the media are in a tizzy over a financial fact that is obvious to just about everyone and has been so for years: The government spends too much money that it does not have. Every dime is necessary. Does that have a whiff of eau d’turd?ReplyDelete
US Budget for Dummies
posted at 5:12 pm on December 28, 2012 by Jazz Shaw
From my inbox, submitted without comment.
* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
Make sense now?
In light of the fact that those numbers are, what, 3 years old?Delete
To a dummie, maybe.
And haven't things gotten worse?Delete
Carlin made his money off profanity. I'm just getting old and don't appreciate that kind of humor. Not good for the kids.ReplyDelete
Contradictions all over the place with the 'celebrities'.
You must, not mentioning it, agree with the sentiments expressed about those in marketing.
Agree about the sound bites, though they seem to be a necessary evil these days.Delete
I read Romney considered and rejected an idea to make an hour long infomericial in the waning days of the campaign on the grounds that nobody but those already decided for him would watch it, the others switching over to a football game or 'Days of Our Lives'.
DRAMA: Clinton in hospital with blood clot...ReplyDelete
DOCTOR: Danger 'depends on where it is'...
Worried about 'other issues associated with concussion'...
NBC reporter: 'Clots from concussions can't be treated with blood thinners'...
Has not been seen in public for 3 weeks...
Conspiracy theories abound...drudge
Maybe somebody slipped some coagulation factor into her gin and tonic leading to a coagulation cascade.
Only Putin does that kind of thing, and he likes incompetence in high office in the United States.Delete
To be clear, I do not only post things that I agree with. If I agree, I will usually comment on that point. More often than not, I agree with some or most, not always.ReplyDelete
2020.05.17酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容因應新冠肺炎疫情，為了確保我在酒店上班的日子能在出現確診者後快速聯絡到接觸者，部分縣市政府開始要求八大行業酒店小姐一定有S？須採實名制，中央是否也有硬性要求 八大行業是哪八種行業呢?對此今天中央流行疫期指揮中心記者會上，指揮官陳時中表示，中央職場須知 【酒店PT 】不是強制規定一定要實名制，只要能確保可以快速聯絡到人就可。另外對於高雄市政府詢問，酒店打工、舞廳是由中央統一宣布復業，還是地方政府自行規劃復業期程？陳時中表示，只要能保持社交距離、梅花座，或有隔板，並落實個人健康衛生防護，戴口罩，量體溫，入口提供洗手清潔用品，確保能聯絡到人，地方能做到就可以開放，請大家配合規定，讓員工與出入人員都能安全。ReplyDelete
梁曉尊 為你劃出3個重點我在酒店上班的日子 (想賺錢、需要賺錢、必須賺錢)
有小姐常問職場須知 【酒店PT 】:
＂上班地點好遠喔 ＂、＂下班時間好晚喔，我都不能出去找朋友 ＂這些問題嗎？
當然! 我們也看過條件很好、但是不缺錢的小姐上班沒多久就放棄了、因為她沒有壓力、其實不缺這份工作 只是心存幻想。
那你呢？妳想解除妳的經濟壓力嗎～？這些話是入行多年的我梁曉尊想告訴剛入行的女孩們的心理話。其實寫這篇文章 是要讓姐妹們知道 自己清楚所做的決定 而非一時衝動。