The painting that inspired Finnish independence | Spectator Life

I didn't know how to automatically select the painting to show up in the (old) bookmarklet. So I did it manually, just for you.


#painting #arts #freedom

Article serves to remind that US was not supposed to be a majority-voting democracy. The Electoral College is a buffer against it. The scholar's proposal sounds far-fetched, but does highlight the function of this body of electors.


#USA #freedom #society

Did the presidential candidate on the Equal Rights ticket not receive any EC votes? She was actually the first female prez candidate. Hillary is the first from a "major" party, but not the first.
I guess that would be Victoria Woodhull. I see no EC votes for her in the years she ran.
Sounds right. I read it somewhere, but forgot details.

On sites galore (but not on Twitter),
I spread my verse and rhythmic litter,
But I, to be honest, decline to stoop
To post on a Facebook status or group.

I much prefer, when said and done,
To post my poems and words upon
My own domains and, matter of course,
The social web of open source.

If you prefer the commercial tent,
Where you become the coin that’s spent,
Your life for sale — for you, that's fine —
But as for me, my content's mine.

#poetry #social media #freedom

I seldom tweet directly on Twitter anymore. I still get some of my news there, but am even weaning away from that. I keep my accounts, retweet some, do the auto-tweets from #Wordpress and #Hubzilla. (So most of my tweets start elsewhere—like this one.) Like FB, #Twitter is squeezing the user, making choices for him and imposing viewpoints. Sorry, I choose to go elsewhere.

(This is true also for one host of an open-source social medium, so I'm backing off from it, too.)

#social media #freedom