The Tyranny of Stuctureless For everyone to have the opportunity to be involved in a given group and to participate in its activities the structure must be explicit, not implicit. The rules of decision-making must be open and available to everyone, and this can happen only if they are formalized. This is not to say that formalization of a structure of a group will destroy the informal structure. It usually doesn't. But it does hinder the informal structure from having predominant control and make available some means of attacking it if the people involved are not at least responsible to the needs of the group at large. U.S. Army Corps Gives Eviction Notice to Dakota Access Protest Camp The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given a evacuation order to those protesting at the Dakota Access Pipeline camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. In a statement Friday evening, the Corps said it would close the Oceti Sakowin Camp, which sits on approximately 50 acres of Corps land, on Feb. 22 due to the "high potential for flooding" in the low-lying area.
Richard Burr: Michael Flynn won't comply with Russia subpoena May 18 (UPI) -- Ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn may not cooperate with the U.S. Senate's investigation into reputed Russian electoral interference, a top congressional Republican said Thursday. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr told news media late Thursday morning that Flynn's attorneys told him the former adviser won't obey a subpoena to cooperate as part of the panel's Russia probe. Flynn, among others, is a primary focus of three simultaneous U.S. investigations into the matter. "Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee," the North Carolina senator and chair of the committee said. "But we will figure out on Gen.
I was poor, but a GOP die-hard: How I finally left the politics of shame I was a 20-year-old college dropout with no more than $100 in the bank the day my son was born in 1994. I’d been in the Coast Guard just over six months. Joining the service was my solution to a lot of problems, not the least of which was being married to a pregnant, 19-year-old fellow dropout. We were poor, and my overwhelming response to poverty was a profound shame that drove me into the arms of the people least willing to help — conservatives.
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In strategy is spectacularly mismatched to a President Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Sheryl Sandberg, I’ve been known to observe, is the ultimate conciliator. Her 2013 cri de coeur Lean In was less feminist jeremiad than soothing you-go-girl manual, offering an explanation of corporate etiquette for the woman who wants to get ahead. One anecdote from Lean In is particularly telling. Late in the book, she tells the tale of a male CEO she knows, “enormously dedicated to hiring and promoting women,” she assures her reader. One day a woman came to him, demanding a promotion, immediately claiming the company “undervalued” her because she was female. Nixon predicts Donald Trump’s election (1987) Learn how to manage large-scale system infrastructure If you are an aspiring developer who wants to learn how services are deployed and maintained in production environments, this collection of online courses will help you get a grip on the fundamentals of systems administration. Over the 95 hours of included content, you’ll learn how to manage Windows and Linux servers, explore powerful new software deployment […] Trim back the wire clutter on your desk with a charge and sync dock Keep your desktop clean and free of excess cables with a Charge & Sync dock, available now in the Boing Boing Store. This unassuming design features an s-shaped profile for maximum stability, non-slip feet, and a sturdy mounting point for your phone.
Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity by Maria Popova “Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.” Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create wealth for people — for humanity — as opposed to money for governments and corporations? That’s precisely what the influential German-born British economist, statistician, Rhodes Scholar, and economic theorist E. F.
Five things Americans can do to beat Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The last weeks have brought some cheering news: Many Americans are determined to defend their democracy against Donald Trump. But even as protesters gear up to do battle for the republic, there has been a lot of debate about just how to wage the good fight. Should we focus on opposing particular policies or on standing up for democratic norms? And should we keep pointing out how abnormal Trump is or treat him like an ordinary political opponent?
Special counsel appointed to oversee Trump-Russia investigation – politics live An important difference between the FBI director and a special counsel, according to CBS: the special counsel cannot be fired by Trump. Looks like it wasn’t just the White House that was kept out of the loop on the special counsel, per CNN’s Jim Acosta. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has a more measured response to the appointment of a special counsel. “A special prosecutor is the first step, but it cannot be the last,” the congresswoman said in a statement, pointing out that Mueller “will still be in the chain of command” of the justice department. Mueller “cannot take the place of a truly independent outside commission that is completely free from the Trump Administration’s meddling,” she said.