If you think it’s just sweet and fine for women to earn on average about 30% less than men, then you can leave this website and never come back. Good, glad you’re still here. In Kamloops, this Thursday night you have the opportunity to be inspired, motivated and empowered by someone with passion and great […]
Do you look up to the 1%? How could you?
Come, children, let’s take a look!
The world’s 85 richest people hold the same amount of wealth as its 3.5 billion poorest.
“It’s fantastic, and this is a great thing because it inspires everybody, gets them motivation to look up to the one per cent and say, ‘I want to become one of those people, I’m going to fight hard to get up to the top.
via Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary says 3.5 billion people in comparative poverty is ‘fantastic news’ – Americas – World – (Read more…)
Whenever I read stories about corporations wanting to do the right thing, I never hold my breath. Clothing corporations, the sector where “sweatshops” originates, want us to believe they care. They don’t.
Read what nonsense they are trying to peddle to get us off their back for exploiting people so we can have cheap t-shirts. Then, hold your breath for this, scroll all the way to the bottom to see how it comes all the way back to keeping Stephen Harper in power.
Shortly before Black Friday, H&M announced that it also plans to start paying 850,000 workers (Read more…)
Every day of our lives, there is the potential for us to learn new and wonderful things. Today I learned that there is such an invention as fart spray. I also learned that I can use it to manipulate people!Read more…
There is no question: this generation will be held responsible for our actions, and even more, for our inaction. Apathy, complacency and denial are morally unacceptable. In fact, at this time in human history, they are nothing less than complicity in the worst of collective atrocities. We must act now. There are no more excuses. […]
Anti-Citizen X lays waste to the idea that morality is divinely inspired. Shorter video – God is unnecessary for moral behaviour.
Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Anti-Citizen X, Morality, Religion, The Immorality of Christianity
Monday, September 23, 2013
It should be clear now that there is a substantive case against Stephen Harper and that a trial for crimes against humanity would…
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We are all morally accountable for our changing climate and we should dole out justice according to a spectrum of responsibility….
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We have discussed here whether rock musicians are leftist: no. We have discussed whether rock music is immoral: no. But are rock musicians immoral?
This is the common perception. “Sex, drugs, and rock and roll.” Is it correct?
Concerning drugs, Keith Richards explains this quite simply: musicians feel they need them to keep going. Without them, performing on a stage and he fishbowl life of being famous can be too intimidating and too emotionally exhausting. You take one drug to get the energy for the performance, then you need another drug to calm down afterwards and get some sleep. So drugs are everywhere. Then, of course, many get hooked.
Is this sinful? No, perhaps just foolish. Perhaps just unfortunate.
Then there’s the sex. Here, I think it is difficult for a non-performer to cast stones, because we face nothing like the same temptations. it is just the way of things that women will throw themselves at anyone they see on stage. How many of us could say no every time?
Nothing like a good ten, fifteen minutes of pubescent female shrieking to cover up all your mistakes. Or three thousand teenage chicks throwing themselves at you. Or being carried out on stretchers. All the bouffants awry, skirts up to their waists, sweating, red, eyes rolling.
,,, And I remember walking back out onto the stage after the show, and they’d cleaned up all of the underwear and everything, and there was one old janitor, night watchman, and he said, “Very good show. Not a dry seat in the house.”
… You stand as much chance as in a pool full of piranhas.
On the other hand, there is something else quite noticeable about rock stars once you start to read the autobiographies. They are, almost invariably, models of the virtue of forgiveness. Somebody will have messed them over pretty badly, and they will not seem to hold it against them. They will be back playing with them a couple of years later.
Keith Richards, in his autobiography, revealed affairs with the paramours of Mick Jagger, claiming that they preferred him because Jagger’s penis was too small. Hard to imagine anything more perfectly calculated to break up a friendship. Yet two years later, they are back on a big tour together, giving joint interviews.
Ian Tyson has absolutely nothing bad to say about his ex-wife and ex-partner Sylvia. Neil Young and Steve Stills reputedly fought endlessly in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; Young has walked out on Stills, at great financial cost, at least twice. Yet they still are best friends, and Stills says he still trusts Young more than anyone in the world. They still perform together often. Eric Clapton famously stole George Harrison’s wife. Still best of friends. Half of the Byrds sued the other half over use of the name. Careers were at stake. Still best of friends. Bob Dylan slept with Liam Clancy’s wife while he was on tour. Still best of friends. There seems to be no guile there, and no grudges.
What virtue is more important than the virtue of forgiveness?
I think that music—art in general—fosters that virtue.
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Workplace justice: a pipe dream, or something to build solidarity to fight for?
I had the distinct, and creepy, pleasure of sitting in front of a group of fellows yesterday in, ironically, the cheap seats at the Seattle Mariners game. They were discussing business.
One fellow, who of course may have been speaking out of his butt, detailed a list of business exploits, while the other fellows basked in his glow:
Helping a fellow buy a company from someone later to do time for sideways business practices. That company making a tidy sum through that company from the US Treasury, (Read more…)
A bawdy production at the Star Theatre gets Rev. R.B. St. Clair hot under the collar.
By the early decades of the 20th century, Torontonians had the choice of several theatres where they might enjoy some evening entertainment. The Royal Alexandra and the Princess Theatre were considered more highbrow and generally catered to the more sophisticated crowds. Shea’s Hippodrome was the city’s vaudeville theatre. And, catering primarily to the working class, [...]
Those who know me on Facebook may have noticed that I changed my profile picture this morning. I am participating in “‘A’ Week on Facebook”, a campaign to raise consciousness about living a moral life without god. The object is not to offend or to chal…