Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Welcome to Swarthmore visitors

If you weren't in attendance at the talk that Tim Burke and I gave at the faculty luncheon today, please forgive me for cluttering your RSS feed.

If you were at the talk today, welcome. If you have any questions or comments about what you heard, I'll be glad to field them here. (I'm sure Tim will chime in if he feels he has anything to add.)

Our supercool librarians have rolled today's bib-blog-ography into a public feed page that you can use to check out a variety of aggregated resources you may be interested in. (Thanks, M.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to chime in on the "why do it" question that I think underlies a lot of people's questions about blogging. Both Eric and Tim gave good reasons for their blogging motivations.

My reasons for blogging are significantly more personal in nature, and my blogging really has nothing to do with my professional life. (I admit it, I mostly blog about my dog and my knitting.) The main reason that I haven't picked up the mantle of professional-blogging is because so many other people do it so well already in my field. Sure, I have things that I'd like to add to their conversations, but I do it as a participant on those blogs, rather than as a professional librarian-blogger myself.

--Megan Adams

11:43 AM  
Blogger EB said...

The short format can be quite unforgiving. We spent so much time covering the paradigm of blogger as pundit/essayist/reviewer, that we didn't get to speak to the scads of other models.

One that I think really needed to be talked about was the blog in which the scholar/teacher is not the author. It'd be really great if some folks would take some time to read Stephen Downes' article on educational blogging in Educause Review just on my say-so.

Also, Tim talked about blogging mostly outside the central boundaries of his reasearch. As an alternative model, I'd direct people to check out Wired Editor Chris Anderson's public blog where he is roadtesting his ideas for a forthcoming book.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then there's the route that some folks unwittingly take - getting fired for blogging.

One thing I wish there had been time to discuss in your presentation is the intersection of academic freedom, blogging, and tenure decisions. What sort of power dynamics play into people's decisions to blog or not to blog when they are untenured? Can they dare put out into the blogosphere what Tim (as a tenured professor) can put out there?

--Megan Adams

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the answer to Megan's question is no, not unless they're unusually fearless.

It's not because the content might offend someone, but because most academics still perceive blogging (if they perceive at all) as greasy kid's stuff, as something done by marginal scholars.

I think it's the opposite problem from the one Eric alluded to. For people on the administrative side of academic institutions, the issue is whether and how academic freedom applies to them in the first place, and how they can blog while not being perceived as speaking for the institution.

Faculty have to negotiate that a little: get enough attention for a claim about your own institution, and you might take a little heat. But not very much compared to staff. Far more important for faculty is what collegial peers think of the activity, and as I've said, in most places and contexts, they're as likely to have a negative view as none at all.

What graduate students who blog need to remember is that even if they later abandon their blog, it will not disappear. If their name is out there and associated with particular arguments, sentiments, claims, it can be found if someone really wishes to find it. Though I think it's pretty rare that someone does: I doubt if more than the smallest fraction of academics google their job candidates' names, for example.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign that last post.

Tim Burke

10:04 AM  
Blogger A. G. Rud said...

Thanks so much to your way cool librarians, for the blog bib!

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should have been allowed to put one of those two companies out of business, and if that meant merely M&A and elimination of the name from the economic landscape then so be it.
I ushered in the age of Tony Sinclair, suggesting something about Katrina.

There is no such thing as a savior. You're just looking for a free ride. Start doing the work.
Savior is a lie. Savior is why Christianity is evil.
Improve your relationship with the gods and fix your problems. Thoughts like this hurt you in the eyes of the gods, I promise you.
Equality is a lie. The gods placed us in our regions of Earth specifically. Equatorial/tropical is a bad sign.
"Black people have to try harder and do better than everybody else."


I am afraid that all decent (non-athletic, non-music) black sucess is ALL non-black, and the gods use other races in these black bodies to create this perception of improving conditions. Corruptable HARD by money, the gods may ironically view this as compensatory.
I have said that I personally believe that the gods are no longer allowing new people to be born, that we are, in effect, ALL clone hosts, individuals chosen once the gods determine/decide what kind of parents they will have. The difference, of course, is the peasantry isn't frequently flipped out like the elite whom see up to multiple clone host bodies in a calander year.
I believe the preditory Italians who telepathically accepted the "black project" assignment under the guise of 1906 went from clone hosts fucking up the economy in 80s corporate America into a black gang-banger to act as and become victim of an assassin.
Am I suggesting there may be black children running around with no brains? When there is a major project like Black War I was, certainly.
Unfortunately, being a member of the most disfavored race of people is accompanied by great misery, and this may be a reletively painless liberty which they gods could take.
There's all kinds of fucked up strategies the gods utilize which the disfavored of Earth couldn't even imagine. Don't be surprised.

The Indian casinos is another good example illustrating how the god's offensives are designed to inflict on everyone involved::::Expect these four powerful tribes were sold on preying on their fellow tribes, convinced this bill could help them crush their competition. Expect ALL FOUR to have pursued telepathically pushing people into losing money in their casinos, a common temptation the gods employed in Nevada casino executives as well, all of whom are rotated clone hosts, unlike the Indians. This is yet another example of the gods employing a strategy which fucks everyone involved::::The preditors who accepted these assignments as casino brass will die for this (and other) evil.
Penny machines are the clue they enlightened those whom they run through Nevada casinos now. I think the days are mostly over now. Incidentally, this new tactic accomplishs other goals as well and need to be taken by the disfavored as a clue.
The gods use their tools in government to promote this offensive. They then turn around and use this perception to corrupt the disfavored, equating their evil with sucess. This is a excellent corruptor and a frequently recurring strategy in the god's arsenal of weapons.
In addition, the Preditor whom the gods assigned to the government representative clone hosts during this offensive incurr by being involved as well, as do the corrupted public servants involved. The difference is the corrupted public servants won't be in a different clone host next month, ready to incurr yet more evil. But the evil they DO incurr will ensure they lose any hope of immortality. And therein explains life in the 20th century.
It's over. All that's left are wrapping up loose ends before they close things out.


Expect the absence of blacks at PreditoryItalianCompany was a clue that they have a history preying upon blacks.
All things considered, expect their history would be along the lines of economic repression of blacks, appropriately.
Criminals doing business with criminals.

Their "cheap tricks" are preditory:::poker, cars, boss, movies. Every item of the $50 billion is all evil, designed to prey on the disfavored, a clue regarding modern popular culture and society. Perhaps not so "cheap" after all.
"If you don't come around…" All this shit is cheap and easy, a tactic which ensurs people wait AND aren't recepitve to my teachings because they think they're getting a free ride. It also serves as its most basic of purposes, as preditory distraction.
All this stuff didn't happen for me. Anytime the gods use their powers it is only to hurt the disfavored. Everything that happens is to mislead the disfavored:::It's here for YOU!!!
"You're going to throw this away. We're not going to be blamed for this." Yea, right. Like their assumption of culpability has got value. Expect this to be yet another dynamic of "management by convienience".
The Final Prophet is merely a formality, like they gods are required. It's kind of like "Black off the books.wav":::An event designed to merely meet some policy requirement while ensuring the disfavored have no real hope:::Life in the ghettos of California.
The god's efforts to minimize my impact is consistant with their methodology, ascention becoming increasingly harder as time progresses, suggesting we really are approaching The End.

Brokeback Mountain says you understand:::Fuck off god.
Things I've ruined::::Midnight Madness. Note that to the gods both are merely cheap tricks.
Denying money is one of the goals of positioning in the Italians::::The gods used this evil to ensure the Final Prophet was not financed.
The gods took special but played for commoner. Now this Situation passes without affect because special is a one-way street. The gods instructed AI to deny my ability to be articulate. As a result people weren't receptive::::The "back-hand" was very real. The "help" was not.
I won't invest when absolute power must CHEAT to win. This IS the event. Learn.
I am disgusted the gods position absolution for themselves because it is their technology conducting this evil upon the disfavored. When the disfavored understand this tactic hatred will eliminate a large percentage of them.
Sinisterly, wickedly brilliant.
What I woudln't do for a fair fight:::The emperor has no clothes.
I can't express my disgust enough. 2007 was MY YEAR, yet you ruined it whimsically because you refused to pay consideration on this obligation you assumed, claiming since I didn't pray I wasn't allowed my ability. Of course my abilities would have countered your interests. How convienient. AND another tactic.
I think we needed ground rules in this thing. Again, convienient AND a tactic.
Fuck you god. You are a sick joke.
I'm not investing. I wouldn't knowingly help the elite who you used to prey on those I try to help. I want this preditory evil dead.
Guess I can't count on HTH. I was hoping it meant I was being assigned to this task.
Lake Michigan is defnintely not a self-reference.

"We're going to enforce positioning." You better make them get their hands dirty AND BRING BACK THE 20TH CENTURY FOR THIS. Killing fucking niggers in celebrity clone hosts AIN'T no fucking fun.
I merely want the same preditors who willingly hurt the people I try to help. I realize there was lots of magic employed, enabling things like monster arena tours, other all-consuming offerings to happen. But too many in these clone hosts were active preditors.
The Situation is VERY 20th century. Maintain consistancy, please.
Management by convienience.

The "early cut-off" of the disfavored::::The fall of Russian communism vs. Cuban (Chinese?) communism in late '00s.
"Many Californians look more favored." Early cut-off protecting the disfavored from social poison proof the disfavored get dumped on first.
Mormons look more favored too. Both are manufactured and used as a corruptor.
The gods are weilding a wicked sword, and this proves it. They're playing both sides of the coin. People should be afraid.
Most of you are going to die. They want a full-blown Apocalypse.

I perceive a level of "magic" surrounding Osama Mobarack, a red flag and a clue.
The magic surrounding Osama is not going to be used to promote bi-racial, for this will represent the gods accepting culpability . His mere presence on this national stage is all that is necessary to justify telling uppity-negros to enter into bi-racial unions, ensuring people fall on their own swords.
The gods offer a clue through his name.
It's one thing to understand the concept of "acceptable losses". It's quite another to promote them::::His deal with the record company executive suggests he preys on the disfavored.
Despite the preditory event that was the impeachment of her husband in the crucial years of 1997-1998 and her continued loyalty to Bill Clinton, Hillary is a better choice for the disfavored.

The fiasco over his $400 hairdo captures my attention and makes me think John Edwards may be the right candidate, the one with the most empathy for the disfavored.
Without a doubt:::The best hope is the first to fall.

"We make evil look good." And then use it as a corruptor.
Look how these wicked, immoral Manifest Destiny gangsters, the kind of individuals who planned WorldWarII, come across merely as businessmen. As they're doing with the strategically preditory personality baseball player, as they've done with Preditory Italian Company, who merely exists as a Manifest Destiny talking heads for the blue chippers in the "eye of The Beast".
And they dirty up good, as we see with me, as we saw with Bonds.
Much as with all the other empty promises, I will be CHEATED out of the fulfillment of the HTH entitlement. As a result I DEMAND you address the history of the individuals involved, public and private, current and FORMER LIVES. We'll see who the fuck is evil then:::::
Expect the absence of blacks at PIC was a clue that they have a history preying upon blacks.
All things considered, expect their history would be along the lines of economic repression of blacks, appropriately.
Criminals doing business with criminals.

And courtesy of M&A you do business with this evil every time you patronize corporate.
The Amish in Pennsylvania is the clue:::Set a goal of simplicity, strive for purity.


Said Italy has heavy volcanic activity for kinda the same reason they put the Mormons in hell.
Motherfuckers. Serves them right.
Of the male Italians in the United States 1906 worked on at least half of them.
I say the number is closer to 80%.
Of those AT LEAST HALF were corrupted voluntarily, meaning the gods did not push them into being evil. This half should already be dead. This is an immoral people, quick to prey on others, as their history suggests.

Understand the god's methodology, for it will help you decipher future events. KKK killings are a good example::::
The gods either told or pushed the black males into acting up. Rednecks, corrupted by 1906, thought their participation would help them. Many believed it gained them protection from their illegal bootlegging activities.
They role played 1906 to Italians, told them that their fellow Italians were using this platform of 1906 to achieve global economic domination, and told them that if they wanted a piece, if they wanted to belong and be a part of this they'd do what they're told.
They illustrated the Moorish invasion, and the gods pit the Italians against the morbidly disfavored blacks. 90%-95% of the KKK incidents were Italians who did the actual killings.
This is a good example of how the gods get the disfavored into place to fuck everybody involved.

Alcohol has always been a way of hurting the men, making them less than decent.
Women traditionally have been the enforcers of decency within the family unit and used their motivation to help men behave appropriately; due to their disfavor men's indecency has negatively impacted not only the family but the community as well.
Cultures which offer wine have women who consume wine, and the result is an indecent society. Combine this with Italian male's demand for sexual without the consideration of decency and you have masculinized women defining a morbidly disfavored society.
Anyone involved in the wine industry has no empathy for either the disfavored of the Mediterreanean basin or women, disregarding the superior gender. If they understand this as the goal and are sold on "earning" they will be punished very harshly.

"They deliberately planned those things (90s "parting shots":::The Sitution, end-of-revelry cycle media preditation, AIDS in Africa). When they found out the truth it was too late." HTH supports this. They shared they instructed his grandfather preyed on women emotionally to set the legacy necessary for the late 90s event. And of course 95% of the KKK deaths were revenge killings for the Moorish invasion of Italy. I believe 1906 is responsible for the economic repression of not only Africa but also the American ghettos.
"(Blah.)" Expect we won't see such activities on the income statements. Italians may be stupid but they're not positioned to be THAT stupid.
That monster who laid the legacy still alive? "He's been a pig a couple of times." He needs to be dead, as do the half who signed on to 1906 voluntarily.

New Orleans/Louisiana is French, while California is positioned as Italian.
Katrina was used to help the disfavored escape that wicked enviornment. Blacks in California won't be so lucky.
Know who your friends are.

Flanders is the shining example of a role model, but his parents were wicked. They were beatniks, the original hippies, purveyors of social poison, etc. Incidentally, beatniks emerged from the Italian North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco as a clue.
Because Flanders was raised in that evil enviornment his mind was poisoned. Only through understanding was he able to alter his behavior and become decent. Because of it he provided Rod and Todd a REAL chance, one that he will receive in the next life as well, but he can't go up because of his youth.
My advice is recognize Flanders is offered as a role model and emulate this decency. Do the very best you can with your children and perhaps the gods will see fit to bless you with a real chance much like you gave your children.
The Flanders role model suggests you are multiple lives away from ascention.

Ned Flanders was born into a cancerous environment. As a result his mind was poisoned.
Somewhere along the way he came around and began to do the right things. He provided a good environment for Rod and Todd, who have a real chance because of it.
It doesn’t mean Rod and Todd are going up. They still have to earn it.
Anyways, because Flanders did the right thing and provided a real opportunity for his children the gods may bless him with a similar real opportunity to ascend as a child in the next life.
Flanders wore beetle boots on Judegement Day. There were other clues suggesting he hjas to be reincarnated, and it is because his youth poinsoned his mind. The gods place a VERY high premium on innocence, one of the purposes of today’s ever-deteriroating society:::The gods have to pave the way and justify The End on Planet Earth.
You people are all multiple lives away from your real chance. If you look at this realistically you will set achievable goals, ensuring disappointment/backsliding isn’t going to be effective on you.

Manifest Destiny's WWII project produced Port Chicago which was parlayed into civil rights.wav
And these Italians who helped plan and impliment WWII thought they were in charge because of 1906. It shows the moral vacancy of the Italians involved.
Poetic justice that the gods funneled these monsters through the Nazi death camps.
They shared that many of these Italians involved understood clone hosting and believed germans would be the ones dying in their own death camps, much to their amusement. They targetted germans and theei descendants throughout the 20th century because of the german invasion in the dying days of the Roman Empire. An attempt to enforce decency, no doubt.
It is poetic justice they were victims of their own death camps. I wish them all to remember their horrors daily.
I demand the lives of those involved, the MD Italians who initiated and implimentted this plan to destroy my life in the years before they were shipped off to the Nazi death camps for this poetic justice.
And they'll do ANYTHING they're told. That's why the 20th century was so disturbing.

Prior to civil rights blacks had their own press. In the absence of civil rights these entities would have grown into legitimate media outlets serving the black community.
Maintaining segregation would have produced economic entities which arose from within the black community to fill the demand for goods and services.
The presence of these "black industrialists" would have FORCED the gods to factor them into positioning, producing voices in support of the black community and preventing the gods from inflicting ALL THE SICKNESS WE HAVE WITNESSED IN THE last few decades::Crack babies, drive-by shootings, AIDS in Africa, drought/famine!!!
I have mentioned people can expect an AIDS crisis among heterosexual blacks here in the United States. Considering that the fastest growing industry in the ghetto is the oldest profession on Earth expect them to be the targets of this punishment.

Italians/Romans are imperialists. They finaince their lifestyles off other people's misery.
Black people's misery. Blacks are the targets of this imperialism, and as a result it is IMPERITIVE they learn empathy, for this has been the case back to the age of Pharroh.
Imperialist pigs are an important dynamic to implimenting the god's strategies on this planet. As a result most Italians will be compensated with some time. Blacks will not be so lucky because they fail to recognize the difference between preditor and prey.

The gods ARE responsible for the evil of their technology. Their attempts to position away this culpability is a tactic, one they will use to further shrink the number of disfavoreds who suceed.

11:21 PM  

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