BBC. Happiness is a bad idea, particularly in its American embodiment of bouncy smiling people selling consumer products on TV. Frankly, that looks more like “giddiness”. The ancients sought contentment. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi argues that “happiness” is actually absorption in an activity, meaning being engrossed. If you accept his view, modern technology is making people unhappy on a mass scale to make their brains less capable of that type of focus.
Wall Street Journal. Li: “Drone etiquette”.
Courthouse News (Pando)
NPR (David L)
France 24. Nikki: “The big idea (in this interview) seems to be the artificiality of national borders, and the implications of this – ‘a coming back to real history’.”
DW (Nikki). A colleague who reads the German press, read the underlying article in German, and has good s says this is posturing to influence the Greek elections.
Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
International Business Times (furzy mouse)
Two Minute Hate
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Vocativ. A must read. Chuck L highlights this part:
. . we asked Hong to highlight four permissions that he thought were potentially the most alarming. Across the top, we list those four: s, text messages, call log and microphone. All of these are pretty straightforward, but the microphone permission is especially eerie. Imagine all the audio around you being recorded by some app, without your knowledge.
BTW, I was told by an expert that iPads after the first gen record audio and you can’t turn it off. So, for instance, every conference is pretty much guaranteed to be recorded by the surveillance state
New York Times
Bernie Sanders (RR)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Huffington Post (Li)
New York Times. I’ve cited this resume study often. Please see our article for The Conference Board Review on the depth and extent of bias in hiring and promotion, and how it comes up in ways the perps don’t recognize.
s New York Times.
NYPD Soft Coup
Karl Denninger (RR)
New York Times. The wealthier areas of Birmingham, Alabama are lousy with them. Contrast with: Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times
Antidote du jour. We’ve run one of these pix before…and yes,