litany against fear


I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Bene Gesserit “Litany Against Fear” from Dune by¬†Frank Herbert

you don’t need us to tell you that gas prices are back on the rise

I miss Conan. Since his move to TBS I never catch him anymore.

In any case, this video is a beautiful example of how lazy the media has become. I got this from r/conspiracy, one of my favorite sources for alternative viewpoints on current events. Usually batshit viewpoints, but it gets me thinking in other directions, anyway.

The conspiracy people would have you believe, as they do, that this is a symptom of some kind of government scripting going on, or something. Some New World Order Illuminati shit. I think it’s a lot simpler than that, as is usually the case.

I don’t know this for a fact, but I imagine that there are national companies that write copy for local news. They send off a little package every day. “Here are a few graphics you could use for the story, some suggested titles, a compilation of stock footage, and here’s the tagline: ‘If you’ve been at the gas pumps lately then you don’t need us to tell you that gas prices are back on the rise.’ That’ll be $2000, thanks.”

It’s laziness, and it’s bullshit, and it’s one of the reasons that local news is failing hard. My local newspaper is nothing but republished AP articles that I could have read online the day before. The local news articles are really bad and uninformative. Every service that the newspaper provides could be replaced. There’s a reason that small news outlets are in trouble, and it’s shit like this. It shows.

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Creative title +10 points.

I’ve recently added “Babes” to my stumbleupon category, for no real reason other than I have a penis and I saw it there in the list. So those might pop up. I switched some stuff up, too.

“Accounting” turned out to be filled with garbage. I was hoping to glean some info on my chosen career path, but it’s all irrelevant to the practice of accounting, the links being focused instead on things I’d throw in the business category and a massive amount of spam. I must have reported 9/10 links in that category.

That said, on with the trip…

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