September 17, 2012

there's no easy way to be free

Natasha Drewnicki, 2010

* From Harper's October 2012:

-- Years it out take the average American family to spend a billion dollars: 20,786

-- amount by which the average Canadian household is richer than the average American one: $43,232

-- Percentage increase since 1976 in the portion of Americans living at or below half the poverty line: 100

-- Percentage of Americans who believe Obama would handle an extraterrestrial invasion better than Romney: 65

* Last Suppers, what inmates ate prior to execution.

* "We are bored when we don't know what we are waiting for. That we do know, or think we know, is nearly always the expression of our superficiality of inattention. Boredom is the threshold to great deeds. -- Now, it would be important to know: What is the dialectical antithesis to boredom." -- Walter Benjamin


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