A different place these days

“These days the entire first chapter of the Boy Scout handbook is dedicated to child abuse prevention. In it, children and parents are told that although Boy Scout law may emphasize obedience, if an adult asks a scout to do something uncomfortable, that’s a rule that’s OK to break.” [via]

My brothers, and their friends, have not only never seen The Court Jester, but they have no idea who Danny Kaye is; the Robin Williams of a previous age.

“Neoliberalism demands minimal taxes, the dismantling of public services and social security and union busting to make the elite even richer, while leaving everyone else to sink or swim.”