Thursday 28 February, 02008
Tuesday 26 February, 02008
Monday 25 February, 02008
Saturday 23 February, 02008
Friday 22 February, 02008
Thursday 21 February, 02008
The date for last submissions on the Ngauranga to Airport Corridor study has been extended a week, to 29 February.
Staircase bookcase [via K]
Wednesday 20 February, 02008
Do you think the USA could fall over as quickly as the USSR did?
Monday 18 February, 02008
Saturday 16 February, 02008
Friday 15 February, 02008
from second episode of the best documentary in the world, The Century of the Self:
My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness. When in fact possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people’s suffering. The problem is not to undo suffering, or to wipe it off the face of the earth, but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to ‘cure’ ourselves of it constantly, and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call ‘happiness’. There’s too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him – of defining him, rather than letting him go. It’s part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.
Thursday 14 February, 02008
My notes from last nights public meeting on the Wellington transport study
Excellent meeting. Loads of people. Very tightly run. No waffling.
Petition to ban cluster bombs
NZ-made recycled billboard laptop satchels
Wednesday 13 February, 02008
Jeanette Fitzsimons on swapping water with China
BBC4 documentary on Freud’s nephew inventing consumer culture
a. what a bastard. b. why did everyone dive straight in?
Monday 11 February, 02008
Saturday 09 February, 02008
Friday 08 February, 02008
From an interview with Martha McCaughey [via K]:
My goal in The Caveman Mystique is to encourage the average non-academic person to question the authority of science, particularly the “scientific” claims of evolutionary psychologists talking about human behavior and sexual desire and especially such claims discussed in the popular press. We must understand that those claims are loaded with values and are far from neutral and objective.