Romney said the phrase (“binders full of women”) while answering a question that...– SUZI PARKER, writing in today’s Washington Post, “Mitt Romney’s ‘Binders Full Of Women.’” (via inothernews)
poeticallyundead: Drifting into the alternate reality of a thousand page nightmare still will not rattle you from my bones. Your ghostly fingerprint glows on my skull while my heart is still damp from your kiss. It was utter bliss in your gaze as I waded in the dazed haze of perpetuated love. But lust is only skin deep, no matter how desperately I wanted to fuck your mind, all passion fades with...
We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and...– Carson McCullers (via pigmenting)
The libido leaves the inner self when the inner self has become too full. In...– J.H. Van de Berg From “Hard Blows” by Natasha Vargas-Cooper (via thenewinquiry)
Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code... →
infoneer-pulse: On the heels of reports that some students on online course platform Coursera have copied content from other sources, the education startup this week started rolling out what co-founder Daphne Koller called their ‘first line of defense’ against plagiarism: honor code reminders that students must acknowledge reading before submitting some assignments. The new addition comes after...
Feds Expand Domain Seizures to Mobile-App Pirate... →
infoneer-pulse: The U.S. government for the first time has seized internet domains of online sites accused of selling pirated mobile applications, in this instance, Android apps. Seizing domains is nothing new under the President Barack Obama administration. Usually, however, sites are shuttered for offering gambling, hawking counterfeit goods, or providing links to or streaming unauthorized...
U.S. intelligence tests crowd-sourcing against its... →
By Ken Dilanian, latimes.com NATION Might large groups be better predictors of wars and terrorism than analysts in government spy services? WASHINGTON — Nine years ago, Congress blocked a Pentagon agency from setting up a website that would have allowed anyone wit…
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The people want movies. None of Hollywood’s baffling legal constructs will stop...– How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy: Scientific American (via infoneer-pulse)
How to be an academic failure? Let me count the ways. You can become a...– Carl Elliott - How to be an Academic Failure: A Guide for Beginners (via michaelzimmer)
ProducerMatthew.com: Morning Report: August 21,... →
producermatthew: A digest of the stories worth following this morning: Akin staying in race, launches new fundraising campaign: The new campaign, complete with a TV ad called “Forgiveness,” comes a few days after his controversial ‘legitimate rape’ comment. (Talking Points Memo) Russia reacts to…
I’m at the war of my life. At the core of my life. I’ve got no choice but to...– John Mayer (via e-mc)
Judge rejects Facebook settlement over users... →
infoneer-pulse: A U.S. judge rejected Facebook Inc’s proposed legal settlement to resolve allegations that the social networking company violated its members’ rights through the its ‘Sponsored Stories’ advertising feature. In an order on Friday, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco listed several concerns with the proposed settlement, including a request for more information on...
We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together...– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via talular)
Positively Persistent Teach: Help my students get... →
revolutionizeed: I’ve been trying all summer to scrounge around for used books to supplement units on the Holocaust and the Vietnam War. I teach high schoolers and I would love for my students to read a book that would actually interest them and help them learn about history at the same…
When a child first catches adults out—when it first walks into his grave little...– John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via darkcanuck)
Dear You: August 15, 2012 →
writeletters-dearyou: We had a promise once, do you remember? It echoed through the streets when we first vowed, wrist to wrist, in utter silence. We only spoke before and after, never during the splice. I can barely remember how it started, that we carved this out of the water, but I will never forget what the…
…the new government has adopted more of the vocabulary of freedom than the...– Evan Osnos on censorship in Burma: an Orwellian flashback - http://nyr.kr/PZaOpk (via newyorker)
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.– Paulo Coelho, Alchemist (via kari-shma)
Despite ample proof, Obama’s citizenship continues to be challenged. The...– Jonathan Capeheart at The Washington Post. (via thesmithian)
We must embrace the reality that we are at the beginning of a global shift from...– MediaFuturist: The future of media: re-boot and enjoy. (via futuristgerd)
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the moment you realize that you’re currently happy—consciously trying to savor the feeling—which prompts your intellect to identify it, pick it apart and put it in context, where it will slowly dissolve until it’s little more than an aftertaste.