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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Most things may never happen: this one will
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Most things may never happen: this one will

Aubade BY PHILIP LARKIN I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the curtain-edges will grow light. Till then I see what’s really always there: Unresting death, a whole day nearer now, Making all thought impossible but how And where and when I s...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47181

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The pressure to get China back to work after the coronavirus shutdown is resurrecting an old temptation: doctoring data so it shows senior officials what they want to see. This phenomenon is playing out in Zhejiang province, an industrial hub on the east coast, in the form of electricity usage. At ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

For examination, left-wing post-modern theorists can be divided into two schools of thought. The first school consists of scholars who understand post-modernism as an epoch in Western history. Most are self-identified Marxists or post-Marxists. Representative thinkers include Frederic Jameson, Davi...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47181

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Bern scientists claim coronavirus breakthrough Researchers at the University of Bern have perfected a technique to produce synthetic clones of the new coronavirus strain much faster. The method should allow researchers to deactivate individual genes of the Covid-19 virus and to study the effects. Th...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47181

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Gates-funded program will soon offer home-testing kits for new coronavirus.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... ronavirus/
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47181

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Interesting. You are correct it is no longer the case, since March 6, when new confirmed cases outweighed new recovered cases. Since then, we are seeing another mini-spike.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47181

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Coronavirus Recoveries Have Overtaken New Cases

https://www.statista.com/chart/20943/ne ... ecoveries/
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

The anarchist FAQ?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

Tyvm again. Is there a good online resource which discusses the kind of Marxist critique of capitalism while avoiding all of this critical theory kind of thing?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Foucault's "discourse"

Ty for your response. Just so I understand - you mean that this kind of thing is not really Marxist?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

... the head of the line in Starbucks Speaking of Starbucks. So, yes, the Starbucks manager in Philadelphia screwed up. And the Starbucks response to that lapse in judgment is a classic case study in responsible crisis communications. Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson apologized and flew to...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Foucault's "discourse"
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Foucault's "discourse"

Foucault explores the many “discourse-formations” that structure our negotiation of knowledge and power in a given society at a given time. Each discourse has its own specific history of emergence and entails a certain set of rules that govern what objects may be spoken of within the discourse, wha...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Caoimhghín wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Like the Buddhadharma, one wonders?
Who knows. As religions go it does seem to be pretty miserable.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:39 pm
soy latte and a soy mocha latte
I prefer venti pike with half and half.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

This is the authors' prognosis for "centrism", by the way: To counter existential polarization, a solution calling for a collaboration in the name of centrism has been held out. On the surface, this seems precisely the kind of compromise and rejection of extremism that is needed, inviting, as it doe...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

I think it's worth defending and expanding on the ideas that arose with Liberal Democracies. Freedom of speech, human rights, individual dignity etc. However, there's a lot that goes along with "modernity" that doesn't fit in those categories, and I think most of his definition is bunk. It sounds l...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

I'm really tired of "the progressive left" being equated with a bunch of twitter identity politics crusaders. This article is silly, it's easy to argue against someone else's ideology when you just make it up and caricature it. What I would be interested in is whether you agree with the authors' ch...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

The reason I like the essay is that it is certainly centrism, but it is not tepid. Between the "ludicrous choices" of Postmodern Utopia and the lost Golden Age what else is there except a growing realization, that is perhaps tragic, that all we can do is merely do our best with the cards we have bee...

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