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Random Note — Values 

This reference and retreat to “values” or “our core values” is something worth a bit more thought. It triggers and touches on something that makes me bridle whenever I hear it. As I wrote on Saturday: — 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 “𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬” 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲...

Random Note — Values, Schmalues

“…𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬…’ Notice how “core values” has become the latest set of haughty default smug and supercilious weasel words deployed in an attempt to virtue...

Climate: The Movie (The Cold Truth)

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” ― H.L. Mencken Since the late 80’s, early 90’s when climate change became an issue I’ve read...