Breaking Point Blog
- August 03
- I believe that personal and social change must sometimes come from reaching a breaking point, where the weight of awareness, numbers, or emotion can no longer be sustained by the status quo. Here I present some of the breaking points I'm looking forward to.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Horses, Lambs, Children, and
March 09, 2012 07:07PM
- Watch More! Do Less!
March 07, 2012 01:44PM
- Immorality of and for Children
March 05, 2012 02:18PM
- More Death; Bullying Still
February 29, 2012 01:58PM
- UPI Exploits Death Again -
This Time it's a Little Girl
February 28, 2012 10:08AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hmm. Belinda, you must
come from a much better
than I. Cussing
March 06, 2012 01:11PM
- “Thanks for the comment,
February 10, 2012 09:14AM
- “I heartily agree.
Unfortunately, ingrained in
our culture is
January 25, 2012 05:41PM
- “"Feeling sad is better
than feeling nothing at
January 04, 2012 02:33PM
understand your sentiment, but
I think that seems harmful,
January 04, 2012 01:51PM
Edward Carney's Links
Given some recent comments and maneuvers made by his campaign, I’m finding that lately I like Mitt Romney less with every passing day. The latest example of impetus for my diminished opinion of him: the State of the Union Pre-buttal.
First of all, the very notion of… Read full post »
Itâ€™s good to know that even the chief executive of Twitter uses Twitter to say stupid things.
Fortunately, the mass of public support for the internet blackout in opposition to SOPA built until Wikipediaâ€™s awareness of it hit a breaking point and Jimmy Wales saw fit to make… Read full post »
Iâ€™m a little bit late with this topic, but I was offline for several days, so why donâ€™t you give me a break?
It seems that Friday was Matt Zoller Seitzâ€™s last column for Salon.com before he became television critic for New York Magazine. As a finale slideshow, Seitz chose the/… Read full post »
I donâ€™t expect anybody to really read this. Itâ€™s just my petty effort to make a record of all the myriad frustrations I had with Verizon during the years I was a customer of theirs. Itâ€™s nothing important, except in the sense that itâ€™s meant to discourage anyone from/… Read full post »
Jacques Berlinerblau, writing recently for the Washington Post, provided a list of topics worth watching by those interested in the interplay of religion and politics. While it is an insightful list and the authorâ€™s knowledge of religious trends canâ€™t be disputed, his first item seems to rely on/… Read full post »
According to the Wall Street Journal, there is an increasing trend among collection agencies and U.S. banks, of pairing credit card offers with debt repayment agreements as a way of re-aging debts that have passed the statute of limitations. Some of these offers are becoming subject to legal scrutin/… Read full post »
Having had no plans for celebration on New Yearâ€™s Eve and no genuine cause for celebration, I undertook a long and meandering walk late that evening, stretching from my home to downtown Buffalo some six miles away. Holidays like that one are not at all my scene, and in observing/… Read full post »
I always find myself inching towards a breaking point in my patience for political double-talk when I hear someone who has benefited from extraordinary material and social advantages preaching about the evils of â€œentitlement societyâ€ and how they undercut the meritocracy in which we are supposedl… Read full post »
I saw a television advertisement for Google yesterday. Not for any particular service offered by Google, just for the Google brand as a whole. I find it kind of strange that a powerful company with virtually no competition for its major services would run advertisements in the popular media/… Read full post »
I would like to see a breaking point in our perception of suburban and rural crime. This is one of those things that I realize Iâ€™ve been observing all my life, but that I only notice the real significance of once I encounter an example of it that cannot be/… Read full post »
Yesterday was Boxing Day. Virtually no Americans know the meaning or origin of that holiday, but it is so strongly associated with returning Christmas gifts that many people actually assume that it refers to placing merchandise back into boxes and taking them back to the stores. Worse still, retail/… Read full post »
I still rent movies in the form of physical DVDs, because I like to feel personally engaged with the media that I consume. When I decide to watch a film, I settle myself in front of the television, usually with dinner on my coffee table. As it is now/… Read full post »
Itâ€™s always a risk to engage in commentary that might be viewed as trivializing suicide or untimely death, but I have something to say that I worry some will construe that way, and still I think it is worth saying.
Sometimes my eye catches sight of top trending… Read full post »
Recent research in child psychology provides new insight into the development of moral judgments. The proximity to the topic of ethics reminds me of how discussions in college philosophy classes very frequently turned to the subject of child psychology at one time or another. The results of the new/… Read full post »
I was pleased to see that Stephen Colbert levied brilliant criticisms against CNNâ€™s iReport social network on his Monday night show:
Itâ€™s wonderful to see a satirist or critic taking on… Read full post »
While I was at my motherâ€™s home on Thanksgiving, I caught a new Kindle advertisement on television. In previous weeks, Iâ€™d seen the other installments in the same campaign, where a man holding a Kindle passive-aggressively debates its merit over paper books with a woman whom we are evidently sup/… Read full post »
I heard a recent clip from Rush Limbaughâ€™s broadcast, in which he commented upon Michelle Obama and Jill Biden serving as Grand Marshals at a NASCAR event over the weekend. Evidently, a portion of the crowd responded quite negatively to them. Limbaugh took it upon himself to explain that/… Read full post »
As I have a friend who has a modicum of disposable income and Iâ€™m sometimes able to afford bus fare, the time I spend with her allows me to go places I would not go on my own, like shopping malls. Of course, I donâ€™t much care for the places,/… Read full post »
Well, I didnâ€™t vote on Tuesday, but between then and now Iâ€™ve actually managed to gather enough information on the former and incoming Erie County executives to know that I should probably feel pretty good about the result. Even though Iâ€™ve still seen no evidence that Poloncarz has an actionab/… Read full post »
My lack of enthusiasm about Election Day belies my faith in the electoral process. I hesitate to say this, but I may actually waive my right to participate in democracy this time around. Uninformed people are better off avoiding the polls, and frankly uninformed is just what I am/… Read full post »