Monday, December 27, 2010

On almost all accounts, interpersonal forgiveness is closely tied to vengeful anger and revenge. This linkage was brought to the fore by Bishop Joseph Butler (1692-1752) in his insightful sermons on resentment (his word for what is often now called vengeful anger) and forgiveness. These sermons are the touchstone of modern philosophical discussions of the topic. Butler is often interpreted as saying that forgiveness requires forswearing resentment, but what he actually says is that it requires tempering resentment and forswearing revenge

Saturday, June 5, 2010


NewsweekSHENZHEN, China - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., one of Apple's Chinese manufacturers, is asking its employees to sign a pledge that they will not kill themselves as the company tries to control the damage from a spate of suicides among its work force.

The normally secretive Taiwanese company opened its sprawling factory complex in the southern city of Shenzhen to reporters Wednesday after a 19-year-old worker jumped to his death from a building, the ninth apparent suicide this year at the factory that makes iPods and iPhones

Monday, May 17, 2010

Capitalism's Makeover Economist - The Daily Beast

Capitalism's Makeover Economist - The Daily Beast

.” A social business is a “cause-driven” business devoted to helping vulnerable communities in which investors/owners may slowly recoup money invested, but do not earn any dividend

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Taoist Center for Living - Home

The Taoist Center for Living - Home

"“Sometimes you have to lose everything to appreciate anything”

-attributed to THE BUDDHA

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Local: In Oakland : Homeless and misunderstood#commentslistpos

Local: In Oakland : Homeless and misunderstood#commentslistpos

People who hate the homeless hate themselves. They feel that you have to be mean if you're going to be successful in this life. They hate their lives, and they need someone to blame it on. They hate the government. They hate the poor. They hate minorities. Hate keeps them going. By hating other people they feel better about themselves. They just love to hate.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Left Coast Oracle: Bumper Sticker Philosopher At Work

Left Coast Oracle: Bumper Sticker Philosopher At Work: "know that I know nothing ~ Socrates

Don't Worry. Be Happy ~ Bobby McFerrin

Don't Worry. Be. ~ Jack Brown, SF Chronicle, Sunday, March 28, 2010

I (heart) NY ~ whoever it was should be ostracized

I (brain) you ~ Riiight

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy? ~ anonymous

The most violent element in society is ignorance ~ Plato

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity ~ Martin Luther King. (OK so it's too long for a bumper sticker. It's still pretty smart)

This sticker no verb ~ huh?

If God dwells within, I hope s/he like enchiladas ~ anonymous

If god doesn't dwell, you're an atheist ~ me

What if the 'Hokey Pokey' is what it's all about? ~ unknown

Dissent is patriotic ~ unknown but hard to argue with

Coexist ~ '60s hippies?

Imagine world peace ~ '60s hippies again?

Imagine whirled peas ~ '60s hippies with a sense of humor?"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"They don't call the vampire with math fetish monster, and me pretty sure he undead and drinks blood." | MetaFilter

"They don't call the vampire with math fetish monster, and me pretty sure he undead and drinks blood." | MetaFilter: "They are all monsters, that's the point. The show is for children, don't forget. They are monsters the kids don't have to fear. The show's message for kids was 'We know you're sometimes afraid of monsters, but not all monsters are bad.

Sometimes monsters can be cute and cuddly and quirky and funny. Elmo's a monster and he has such a cute giggle!. These are the good monsters.

Not like the monster sitting next to you on the sofa, watching the TV. Not like the monster WHO TOLD YOU FOR THE LAST TIME TO STOP CRYING.

Not like the monsters who kick your toys and curse under their breath. Not like the monsters who say you stole their youth and take pills because YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY. Not like the monsters who meet strange men at the door and leave you home alone. Not like the monsters who hit with their hands, or their words. Not like the monsters who come into your room at night stinking of whiskey and sweat, with madness in their eyes and a belt in their hands.

On Sesame Street, the monsters have not HAD ENOUGH, and they aren't doing it FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

Your monsters are not brought to you by the number 4 or the letter M. Your monsters don't want you to come and play, they want you to LEAVE THEM ALONE.

Cookie monster is safe, and so are Elmo and the Count. Even Oscar and Bert are your friends even if they are bit grouchy or fussy. Your monsters think our monsters are harmless.

To them.

Your monsters bought you a Tickle-Me Elmo doll, didn't they? They bought it to JUST SHUT YOU UP ALREADY. So they let you play with Elmo and make him laugh and giggle. But Elmo doesn't just laugh and giggle. Elmo loves you, and he listens.

And he records.

And soon, Elmo is going to tell you exactly what to do.
posted by Pastabagel at 11:58 AM on May 7, 2008 [25 favorites]