As part of this fundraiser, we thought we’d thank the many readers who send us photos for our Antidote du Jour. We have asked some of our most prolific contributors who send their own images to provide some additional ones for our fundraiser. Contributing via sending links, antidotes and plantidotes are important to us, as are your financial donations. So if you haven’t had a chance to give yet but intended to, the donations page is calling your name!
I hope those of you who weren’t asked to participate in this year’s roundup aren’t offended; we value all submissions! Readers are particularly moved by memorials of recently departed pets, so if you want to remember your friend through Naked Capitalism, we would be honored.
From Tracie H:
My husband, Don, and I like Naked Capitalism because the bloggers have long and vast experience in the subjects they cover; articles are educational, objective, well researched and authoritative and cover issues that don’t get much press elsewhere.
Robert H sends his Betsy being silly:
The reason I support Naked Capitalism and read it every day is because it fills the void left by newspapers like the New York Times and magazines like The New Yorker as sources of trusted information.
From Arizona Slim:
Do you enjoy birdwatching? Well, come to my place, where the birds will be watching you.
This is a white winged dove fledgling that began life in an ironwood tree nest. After departing from my front yard tree, this fledgling is practicing its adult bird skills. Today’s lesson: Perching.
I took this photo on a rainy July afternoon, and this fledgling wouldn’t budge. Did it need to learn other skills, like taking off from an unstable base like a utility wire? Or was it just enjoying a shower? I couldn’t figure out what was going on, and, since I’m not a bird, I can’t make assumptions.
Here on Naked Capitalism, we get daily practice in critical thinking. Simply put, it’s the kind of thinking that requires a whole lot more than assumptions. It’s argumentation while citing your sources, not making assertions. We go well beyond comprehending words on a page or screen. We asking why the information was presented in a certain way. Who was quoted? And who was omitted? Why this story? And why now?
I’d like to conclude by thanking Yves for asking me to write this post. I’ve made my gift to the annual fundraiser, and I encourage you to do the same (follow the link to the Tip Jar).
And last but not least, from CV:
So if you like Naked Capitalism that much too, please visit our Tip Jar. Help us keep you well supplied with antidotes, coverage and analysis you won’t find anywhere else, plus sharp takes, repartee and cooking tips from our discerning commentariat for another year!