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quotation: You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

today’s birthday: Norbert Wiener (1894)

Norbert Wiener (1894)

A child prodigy, Wiener graduated college at age 14 and earned his PhD at 18. Several years later, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of mathematics. He made significant contributions to a number of areas in the field, but he is best known for his theory of cybernetics—the comparative study of control and communication in humans and machines. In an article titled “A Scientist Rebels,” Wiener urged his fellow scientists to do what? More… Discuss

this pressed for our reeducation: ObamaCare architect mouths off again, as videos cause problems for Dems

According to Watchdog.org, Gruber is currently being paid to advise the state of Vermont on a new health care plan. Watchdog.org also spoke with the man who wrote the comment that drew Gruber’s snarky rebuke, former state senator and Reagan adviser John McClaughry.

“No one should trust this man,” McClaughry told Watchdog.org. “Based on the rest of the stuff that’s come out on the videos, nobody can trust this guy.”

Even though Pelosi claimed she wasn’t familiar with Gruber, other Democrats have made clear they know him — and are not happy with him.

On CNN, former White House press secretary Jay Carney said of the tapes, “It’s not good” and acknowledged he helped write ObamaCare and the Massachusetts law.

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Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012

Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012

this pressed- for your right to know: United Nations|Noam Chomsky Addresses the Press Ahead of Lecture at UN

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Noam Chomsky Addresses the Press Ahead of Lecture at UN

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), addresses a press conference before his lecture on the prospects for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

14 October 2014

United Nations, New York

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Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?


Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?

Published on May 11, 2014

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Noam Chomsky talks about: What is the Meaning of the Term National Interests as it refers to those who have impacted and created United States domestic policies? Secondarily, Chomsky talks about how these interests;are often of those who are economically the most advantaged who have impact also on our foreign policies in the Middle Eastern in countries such as Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia and other countries like Cuba since 1945.

This was part of a larger program that Noam Chomsky gave “Prospects for Palestine” that was held at MIT in Boston, Ma. on May 5, 2014 which was sponsored at MIT by the Palestine@MIT group pal_exec@mit.edu & http://palestine.mit.edu/ and https://www.facebook.com/palestineatmit and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEpn6…

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Noam Chomsky “Vietnam War Remembered” [FULL TALK + Q&A]


Noam ChomskyVietnam War Remembered” [FULL TALK + Q&A]

Published on May 2, 2014

MUST WATCH Talk by Prof. Noam Chomsky Remembering the Vietnam War.

Date – 2005

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Investors Favor Handsome Pitchmen

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but investors, it seems, prefer handsome men. Researchers have found that investors are more likely to back a business if it is pitched to them by a man rather than a woman. Furthermore, physical attractiveness seems to also play a role in swaying investors, but only when the entrepreneurs are male; handsome pitchmen were more likely than their less attractive counterparts to persuade potential investors to back their ventures, whereas attractiveness was not a determining factor when it came to female entrepreneurs. More… Discuss


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Noam Chomsky “A People Centered Society” (2013)

Bridgewater, MANoam Chomsky will talk about social justice and a people-centered movements when he speaks on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church.”

Organiser Michael Louis Ippolito of Bridgewater hopes Thursday’s talk also raises awareness of a movement to amend the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would abolish the legal personhood of corporate entities.

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One Year Later, Web Legends Honor Aaron Swartz | Underwire | Wired.com

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A data visualization of Wikipedia as part of the World Wide Web, demonstrating hyperlinks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Picture of Aaron Swartz

Picture of Aaron Swartz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aaron Swartz at a Boston Wikipedia Meetup

Aaron Swartz at a Boston Wikipedia Meetup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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One Year Later, Web Legends Honor Aaron Swartz | Underwire | Wired.com.

nternet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life one year ago today. He was 26 years old and facing federal hacking and fraud charges for downloading millions of academic articles using MIT’s network. Before his passing, he was on outspoken advocate for freedom of information and a founder of Demand Progress, the nonprofit that invigorated a successful grassroots effort to fight the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2012.

Swartz was, as WIRED’s Kevin Poulsen wrote a “coder with a conscience,” and in a clip premiering today on WIRED from director Brian Knappenberger’s forthcoming documentary The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, more than a few web visionaries remember him for the important work he did and the legacy he created.

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Ellen Richards (1842)

A Vassar graduate and the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—”it being understood that her admission did not establish a precedent for the general admission of females”—chemist Ellen Richards was one of the US’s foremost female chemists of her time and the founder of the country’s home economics movement. Yet, perhaps her greatest contributions were the advances she made in opening up science education and professions to women. What were some of her notable firsts? More…Discuss

Education For Whom and For What? (University of Arizona – Noam Chomsky’s Lecture) Restore preservation of the Commons)

Noam Chomsky, a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist, spoke at the University of Arizona on Feb. 8, 2012. His lecture, “Education: For Whom and For What?” featured a talk on the state of higher education, followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Chomsky, an Institute Professor and a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked for more than 50 years, has been concerned with a range of education-related issues in recent years. Among them: How do we characterize the contemporary state of the American education system? What happens to the quality of education when public universities become more privatized? Are public universities in danger of being converted into facilities that produce graduates-as-commodities for the job market? What is the role of activism in education? With unprecedented tuition increases and budget struggles occurring across American campuses, these are questions that are more relevant than ever.