more burnout

Eileen and I went to Best Buy and bought a new laptop. For some reason the fucking thing will not load websites like Facebook and Comedy Central on Chrome. This morning I got up and used Explorer and the Facebook log in came right up. I simultaneously opened Chrome and it refuses to load. I suspect the security software it came with (McAfe) is fucking up Chrome. But Windows 8.1 makes it so difficult to get to panels where one can adjust such things.

To add insult to injury the laptop keeps automatically loading programs that start blathering away, talking!

Ay yi yi.

I am experiencing burnout again. I am sparing anyone kind enough to read this and just deleted most of a whiny blog post.

1. The Limits of Armchair Warfare –

Did you know our idiot government tried to create a new award that purported to be more prestigious than the purple heart for cyberwarriors who run drones. There was an understandable outcry. What were people thinking?

2. Springtime for Bankers –

Further evidence that the USA is an oligarchy which protects monied interests and ignores families.

3. Poverty Is Not a State of Mind –

Blaming poor people for being poor is the result of lack of imagination and compassion.

4. The Republican War on Workers’ Rights –

This article quotes the darling of the right, Adam Smith, who wrote in his Wealth of Nations: “Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. When the regulation, therefore, is in favour of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favour of the masters.””

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