Mini-Festival of Antidotes

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:

She added:

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:

His missive:

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:

She added:

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!

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9 comments

  1. The Rev Kev

    The Antidote du Jours are always worth looking forward to. Especially the ones that other readers have sent in as they have a personal touch to them if not a story.

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    1. Jerri-Lynn Scofield

      I agree! I always enjoying posting bird antidotes that readers send along. Those often remind me of birding trips I’ve taken.

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  2. Dr. John Carpenter

    I always appreciate the Antidote du Jour. I often times send them along to people I know as a trojan horse hoping they might stay a while and read some other posts.

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    1. Robert Hahl

      I took a picture of a friend’s cat that got published as an Antidote. She didn’t know about NC before but was delighted by this, and sent the link to her Facebook friends, and a few weeks later told me she reads NC everyday.

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  3. Paul Whittaker

    we have had bears, deer, turkeys, fox, coyote’s and rabbits in our yard, but walking our sons dog in the fields a few days back: I was on one side of some fence posts and dog on the other looking away, when a large weasel stuck its nose out from under the logs. Dog never saw it and apparently never caught its scent either. It looked up at me and at the dog and scooted across and gone. I have seen a Fisher crossing the road with a fish still flapping in its mouth, but to have the weasel a few feet away look up at me ……….Most of the articles here are USA based, being Canadian (Ex pat Limey) who did live in Florida for a year, Canada is a bit player dragged into the morass by your MIC and Wall Street, now Big Pharma.

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  4. Paul Whittaker

    we have had bears, deer, turkeys, fox, coyote’s and rabbits in our yard, but walking our sons dog in the fields a few days back: I was on one side of some fence posts and dog on the other looking away, when a large weasel stuck its nose out from under the logs. Dog never saw it and apparently never caught its scent either. It looked up at me and at the dog and scooted across and gone. I have seen a Fisher crossing the road with a fish still flapping in its mouth, lots of lakes locally, but to have the weasel a few feet away look up at me ……….Most of the articles here are USA based, being Canadian (Ex pat Limey) who did live in Florida for a year, Canada is a bit player dragged into the morass by your MIC and Wall Street, now Big Pharma.

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