PICTURES of THINGS

Here are some things I saw

“The problems stem from how Congress drafted the Affordable Care Act, including the territories in some provisions but not others. New insurance regulations—like the requirement to sell to all shoppers, cover a larger suite of benefits, and limits on premiums—were included as amendments to the Public Health Service Act. American territories do fall under that law, and must comply with its requirements. The individual mandate and insurance subsides, however, are not amendments to the PHS Act. They’re just part of the new health care law, which defines states differently, as “each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.” As such, territories are also barred from using the federal health exchange but did have the opportunity to build their own marketplaces.”

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

tnelms:

Aaaaaand to bring things full circle, here’s this. If only it had something about the history of monetary theory …

jkottke:

From a pair of science historians, Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, comes The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, a book of science fiction about the consequences of climate change.

The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People’s Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored. What ensues when soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and economic regimes? The Great Collapse of 2093.

Historian of science (geophysics!) Naomi Oreskes is kicking it with sf these days.

Where it all starts
Escandón, MX DF

amnhnyc:

Today’s peek into the archives shows the arrival of the Willamette Meteorite to the Museum in 1906. 

Weighing 15.5 tons, this iron meteorite is the largest ever found in the United States and the sixth-largest in the world. The smooth surface melted during its blazing entry into the atmosphere, while the pits formed on the Earth’s surface.

The Willamette Meteorite was originally located within the Upper Willamette Valley of Oregon. It was revered as a spiritual being that has healed and empowered the people of the valley by the Clackamas Indians who occupied the region. 

Learn more about the formation of the Willamette Meteorite, and about its cultural significance

AMNH/2A9703 and AMNH/31498 from the Museum’s Online Digital Special Collections.

(via ffactory)

thenearsightedmonkey:

The ghostly lips of summer are now calling you! Love! Marlys!

Talking generations in Mexican intellectual space w/ a cultural historian today. Guess who could not keep herself from shoehorning kinship and heredity into the convo?

sincecombahee:

APARTHEID IN DETROIT: WATER FOR CORPORATIONS, NOT FOR PEOPLE

Source: 

  1. Carl Gibson, is a spokesman and organizer for US Uncut, a nonviolent, creative direct-action movement to stop budget cuts by getting corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. Contact Carl on the Commons or read his other articles on www.occupy.com
  2. Citizen Radio
  3. Vocativ
  4. Detroit Water Brigade
  5. Detroit Water Brigade

(via ethiopienne)

rapuvdayear:

Leikeli47 - “Fuck The Summer Up” (No Label)

As he usually does, Noz already said it best—“These ladies are straight running hamster wheels on the zeitgeist with the ASAP-vision video and the pastels and the cutesy gunplay and the careful anonymity via Spring Breakers balaclavas”—but none of that matters because this beat is unfuckwitable. And I love the sentiment. This is is the musical equivalent of a Stephensonian nam-shub, or the indigenous eels of Ceti Alpha V, or whatever.

inspiration

What-bol? The Fondo has Buck-Morss en español!

A cutie supports the Tri in La Roma, Mexico DF