Antidote du Jour Posted on September 27, 2009 by Yves Smith Links return September 30. Post navigation ← Guest Post: Why Concentration in the Banking Industry Threatens Our Economy Guest Post: How Well Has The Federal Reserve Performed for America? → Subscribe to Post Comments 7 comments Richard Kline September 27, 2009 at 7:52 am I’m sure that’s what the book’s got you looking like Yves; if only you felt that good. Soon done. Josh September 27, 2009 at 9:27 am Hey everyone, I made a G20 police brutality greatest hits compilation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-D5Dys4Q_U That’s right, you get all your favorite hits: Sonic Weapon, Tear Gasing a CNN Reporter, Absurd Military Abduction and many more! Check out our video to let all these hits be yours today. Or we’ll detain and brutalize you. Thanks! LeeAnne September 27, 2009 at 11:25 am Thanks for the link to an excellent video Josh. This is a link to an article accompaniment for the video<a href="http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090925/D9AUJCS01.html" including a description of how police used tear gas on the staircase shown in your video and trapped students. LeeAnne September 27, 2009 at 11:26 am Sorry -link <a href="http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090925/D9AUJCS01.html" LeeAnne September 27, 2009 at 11:33 am will try again Civil liberties groups: Police overreacted at G-20 CB September 27, 2009 at 11:54 am Very cool video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICNaSah5bAs Alan Alda’s new PBS series “The Human Spark.” This 3:55min video (“Running=Big Brains?”) is about how ‘our’ ability to run (control breathing, sweat) made upright apes able to outrun prey at low intensity over long distances. The lump kill, gave apes the protein (and I suspect the extra time to sleep, socialize, and observe/’experiment’), which helped them/us grow bigger brains. It works with the aquatic ape theory too. It’s not hard to imagine apes waiting by a narrow riverbed or watering hole, to chase an exhausted dehydrated deer. Maybe some stones were thrown (early tool use), maybe multiple apes led uncoordinated chase (beginning of codependence/cooperative effort.) Bigger brains meant better decisions making, which meant better food selection and the ability to focus and delay gratification (chase the deer and ignore the lizard.) Those smart enough to delay gratification kept evolving, the lizard eaters didn’t. Think of the child studies where the ability to delay gratification in return for double the reward (two candies instead of the one) predicted higher IQ and financial success in life. A TED Talk on Aquatic Ape theory (supported by Sir Richard Attenborough) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwPoM7lGYHw dcortex September 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm Now I know how you get these pictures: THIS ANIMAL is obviously SELF-MEDICATED! What do you do? Injections? Doped Feed? C’mon fess up..that squirrel is high! Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!