"But this is the first time that the global health system has seen Ebola on this scale, and the first time Western health systems have seen it at all. Caring for people with Ebola in a modern health-care system, in other words, is a novel human experience, and it is subject to human uncertainty and error. The key question to ask turns out not to be whether the CDC can say what procedures nurses need to take to keep themselves from contracting the virus, but whether nurses with minimal special training will actually be able to take them, and whether a hospital that the virus chose to visit at random will be able to concisely explain it to them. The key question turns out not to be whether nurses will ask a new febrile patient in the ER whether he has traveled to West Africa recently, but whether — under the routine stress of life in a hospital — nurses and doctors will be able to accurately weigh the importance of that information. Human systems like this are more complicated than they look."
Blythe Baird - “Girl Code 101” (NPS 2014)
"See, freedom in America is different from freedom elsewhere.
In America, freedom means rights without responsibility.
In America, freedom means the right to the most vile of hate speech without consequence or penalty.
In America, freedom means the right to publish provable falsehoods and gibbering panic and drooling conspiracy theories as fact for profit.
In America, freedom means the right to utterly ignore science and just substitute in whatever magic fairy dust you like regardless of the consequences to future generations.
In America, freedom means the right to violent religious extremism without restriction of any kind, tax free in fact.
In America, freedom means the right to beat the drums of war without having to go yourself, or send your children.
In America, freedom means the right to gather together under the guise of political assembly and openly plot to take away the freedoms and the liberty of those with different political beliefs, or religions, or skin colors, or sexual orientations.
In America, freedom means the right to profit hugely without taxation, to take without return, to destroy entire industries without a second thought, to pollute the environment without personal consequence, to grow wealthy beyond dreams while impoverishing millions of your fellows, to benefit enormously from the nation’s protection and prestige without having to give back in any way.
Why, here in America we are so free that we can openly engage in war against our own nation.”
Typical morning commute music…
If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.
Edward Bernays, Propaganda (via hoomanao)
This is *not* news - and, if you watch the “news,” you are being manipulated by these very same forces…
The finished product - *still* rocks yer socks off, chirrens…
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Logic so inflexible
Yet nothing is invincible.