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WFHB’s Interchange: A Targeted Divide: Gunning Down the Bill of Rights

AUDIO: Gunning Down the Bill of Rights Today we begin a series of three programs on Guns in the USA we’re calling a A Targeted Divide. Our first show is “Gunning Down the Bill of Rights,” how the 2nd Amendment trumps the 1st. After a Supreme Court decision in 2008, the most ambiguous and poorly […]

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Assume Forever-War: Thoughts After Viewing Wounds of Waziristan

There is some contention that in particular cases of cancer, removing tumors, often the only treatment that can extend life by reducing the burden of carrying the disease (thus reducing its effects), actually speeds metastatic action. Especially if the surgery fails to be thorough. It is as if you open a seething sack of baby […]

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Islam and the Free Market of Privatized Education: “Friending” the Gülen Charter Schools

[Sit back and feast on this cornucopia of “insider-trading” in Indiana Education.  Is it just me or is there just an odd linguistic “reality” called forth in this partnership?  “Indian(a)” and “Turkey” equals an (immigrant) Pilgrim conquest of the “free market” in education?  Which group is instructing which in the use of a fish to […]

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Indiana Rape Statistics

Yesterday our local paper printed a piece on the fact that the CDC discovered that nearly 1 in 5 high school females in Indiana have been raped. “I was shocked at the 9-through-12 rate,” Heiman said. “And this is an area where the data are really clear. The (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have […]

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Girls Do Science!

Or, Learning Meaningless Utilities Today, via the local newspaper (Bloomington’s The Herald-Times), comes an illustration of the modern mind “on science.”  My friend Monkeywrench is in my ear…slow down, find some common ground. It’s not easy, Wrench. We are given an incomplete presentation (as our apperceptions always are) and asked to believe in it as […]

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“Can ponwyi”–The Grace of Gods by Force

In Acholi, a language of the Acholi people of Northern Uganda, “can ponwyi” literally translates as “disaster and poverty teach you.” (Allen, “Postscript: a kind of peace and an exported war,” 283)* This might put one in mind, in the Western tradition of literature, of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon: Zeus sets men on the path of wisdom, […]

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Antipodal Responses to Authority

Recall this from Kropotkin: throughout the history of our civilization, two traditions, two opposing tendencies have confronted each other: the Roman and the Popular; the imperial and the federalist; the authoritarian and the libertarian. Now, regarding a local protest of a recruiting visit at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business by a representative of J.P. […]

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Higher Ed Privileges and Rewards Business Ed

piggy bank on calculator

I was looking at the HT database of salaries for Indiana University employees and discovered something interesting: a lot of people at IU make a lot of money. Nearly 1,000 employees make over $100,000.00 per year. This is in no way thorough but I simply went in and choose 2011 as a parameter and then […]

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The Game of Life: IU’s Newest HR Consultant

game of life boardgame

This morning, as I was reading the front page of the HT I overheard my kids and a friend playing “Life.” Someone landed on “you learn CPR,” and I grumbled to myself about just going through CPR training as a requirement to be certified by the state to teach in secondary schools. Where was my token […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]