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About 11again

Used to be an academic... now I'm a washed up academic. I like cooking, blues music, black writers, and morally compromised people of all persuasions.

Debunking “Lost City” Debunking

“Mysterious underwater ‘lost city’ made by microbes, not ancient civilization” This strikes me as a somewhat curious attempt to explain away quite startling images. If these “formations” supposedly took 5 million years underwater to form, given their shallow depth, one … Continue reading

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Meditation to End the Drug War — 12/21/15

The beginning is near. The low hanging light of the winter solstice reaches the Northern Hemisphere at an ideal angle for transforming the power of the sun into a transdimensional rainbow hologram. The tree of life builds information deliberately, sequentially, … Continue reading

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Never Forgive, Never Forget the War Crimes of George W. Bush

Yesterday, George W. Bush was paid $175,000 to speak about leadership to various Riverside County public officials at Casino Morongo in Cabazon. Occupy Riverside, Occupy Coachella Valley, Answer LA, Veterans for Peace, and various other community organizations and members came … Continue reading

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On the falling rate of profit…

It’s the falling rate of profit… my thoughts for the past few days exactly… but it gets complicated… at present, the govt is essentially bankrolling the maintenance of corporate america, esp. through the fed’s quantitative easing and perpetually low interest … Continue reading

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On the logic of standardization: a response to Jeff Bliss

If you haven’t seen the viral video of Duncanville, TX high school student Jeff Bliss eloquently condemning the endless procession of worksheets that counts as education today, what’s keeping you? I can’t think of a better way to spend 87 … Continue reading

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If we fix the violence, the social networks will fix themselves

Some of my commenters have informed me that I haven’t been clear enough about just why I got so incensed over Nancy DiTomaso’s recent op-ed “How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment.” I apologize if in my disdain for white liberal obfuscation … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Nancy DiTomaso

Dear Prof. DiTomaso, I was deeply disheartened to read your op-ed in The New York Times. I very much wish that you would reconsider the fundamental perspective of the work that you are doing. I feel that, as it stands, … Continue reading

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