“Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and Haiti” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and Haiti [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when you hear Apple fan boys/girls whoo-ing that’s an American thing: the Rebel Yell, a racist tradition [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] watch how “the world” will overlook Steve Jobs’ babymomma on welfare while he was a millionaire -that’s thug life [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Experian hack affects 15 million T-Mobile customers [wmpoweruser.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] US puts more trash in landfills than the EPA knew about [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Facebook reaches deal to beam internet to Africa from space [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Air France manager pisses off workers, literally loses shirt [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nigeria’s ex-petroleum minister has been arrested in London for money laundering [qz.com] via @qzafrica

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Legionnaires’ Bacteria Reemerges In Previously Disinfected Cooling Towers [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Gut bacteria could be key in preventing asthma in children [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NYC Construction Industry’s Shame: Black Workers Earn $5.74 Less Hourly Than Whites [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Florida Teen Arrested for Science Experiment Never Offered Same Support as Ahmed Mohamed [miaminewtimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Houston’s Gifted Education Program Biased Against Blacks and Latinos [news.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] First Latino US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Migrant Farmworkers, the Border and Ayotzinapa [democracynow.org]

Media Diversified [WritersofColour] Epicdermis – By Khairani Barokka It strikes me; the analogy Of woman to country Recurs in part Becau … [mediadiversified.tumblr.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rita Dove first American to win Chinese poetry award | Shanghai Daily: [shanghaidaily.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Svetlana Alexievich Gets Nobel Prize in Literature [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when your superfine Indonesian wife steals your kid [youtube.com] @MaronzioVance @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sam Greenlee / When Desoree Danced [weblog.liberatormagazine.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brilliantly-Designed Inuit Fish Hook That Allows the Halibut Population to Replenish Itself [core77.com]

The Root [TheRoot] Texas mom calls out publisher McGraw-Hill for rewriting slave history in student textbook: [theroot.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Education: Families Can Request For Testing For Gifted And Talented Exam [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools [everydayfeminism.com] via @evrydayfeminism

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the Wolfenstein series (with my commentary) has taught my 12 year old son more about white supremacy history than any PBS kids bullshit

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Then | This Man Was Nicknamed “The Negro Einstein” At Harvard University. Here’s Why [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Despite His Skill & Flourishing Practice, This Doctor Was Shut Down & Disappeared In 1802.. [blackthen.com] via @@4blackthen

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wealth Without Health for Some African Americans in OC [voiceofoc.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 things you’re bound to see at a West African wedding [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Peak sex: relationships lose passion after just one year [what’s wrong kids?][telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Money mistakes to avoid in your 40s [getrichslowly.org]

The Economist [EconBizFin] Nearly half of US households must sell or borrow something to cover an unexpected $400 expense [economist.com] [twitter.com]

Dave Winer [davewiner] What If We Made Gun Culture Uncool Like We Did Cigarettes? [talkingpointsmemo.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Charles Woods (a.k.a The Professor) on Black Love in the Movies [youtube.com] @megafunkmega @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Night Josephine Baker Never Got Her Steak [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Noah Purifoy, Joshua Tree [youtube.com] @JuneCarol_E @mikemassenburg @vernissagetv @another_africa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Omar Victor Diop: ‘I want to reinvent the heritage of African studio photography’ [theguardian.com] @another_africa @megafunkmega

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] ‘Afro-Saxons’ – Acclaimed British Doc About Rival Black Hairdressers, Revived in UK Theaters [blogs.indiewire.com] [twitter.com]

mariinukai [mariinukai] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 4 at JANM!! OPENING PARTY ON SATURDAY 10/10 /15 7PM!! [facebook.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] I’m no expert, but holy crap the hacking on Homeland was bad [arstechnica.com] @megafunkmega

megafunk visual [megafunkmega]@KinteSpace The solution is climbing aboard the @whoismrrobot train to the last exit.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] most Kung Fu movies made by people from China provide *no* insight into Shaolin monasticism; most “black” movies are of the same way @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 4 the record: THE MARTIAN (the book) had *no* Black males (that I recall) in it; THE MARTIAN (the movie) had no Indian males in it @anildash

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the phrase “let’s think about the positive side of having recessive genes” is not funny -but it *will* be @MaronzioVance @ComedienneMsPat

the kinte space [KinteSpace] saw MOON (#bowie); #2, never (#squidbillies); #3, for my daughter; #4, nah (I’m actually from L.A.) [youtube.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Get ’em, Bill! “Bill Gross Sues PIMCO Over Forced Exit” [I very, very much understand why Bill would use such words] [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] there *will* be an eno-esque ambient music album called “recurring slope lineae” dropping soon [spaceflightnow.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack [amazon.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] a young Mariah Carey played The Feral Kid in Mad Max 2: the Road Warrior @MaronzioVance -bad joke?

Year in review…

My 2011 Prius outside My Pasadena Studio

In essence I prayed that 2009 would be my worst year of not just the decade but of my whole life. The audacity! 2010 was better (especially from a financial point of view)—but the imperial year 2011 was the worst of the three. The world is in turmoil and that sheltered child, Bryan, must remember that he has not been sheltered for over two decades—and that child no longer exists.

2011 was a year of survival—like reggae-music-lyrics of survival—even like Blues lyrics of survival. I can only sit here and write this because the year has ended with a positive twist (especially from a financial point of view). But the twisting is only around promises. Any serious reconstruction (especially from a financial point of view) begins next week. “The eagle flies on Friday” as the Blues lyrics say—and next Friday promises reconstruction. But the “civil war” is just beginning.

Just in case your life is as sweet and fuzzy as Georgia peaches here are a few links from around the world to put my words into not the rasx() context but your context:

“Gosling blows lid off Jobs Java nonsense” and other Google Starred Items

 Cade Metz: “Steve Jobs has apparently weighed into the debate over Apple’s decision to deprecate Java on the Mac, and his terse explanation was promptly deprecated by Java founder James Gosling. According to MacRumors.com, a concerned Java developer emailed the Apple cult leader on Thursday to ask about Apple’s plans for the platform, and as he’s been known to do from time to time, Jobs responded.”

“Ubuntu moves away from GNOME”

Joe Brockmeier: “The big news at the Ubuntu Developer Summit? Moving to Unity as the default interface for Ubuntu Desktop with Natty Narwhal (11.04), rather than GNOME Shell. Earlier this year, Canonical representatives had to deny that they were forking GNOME with the work on the Unity interface.”

“F# Goes Open Source”

Miguel de Icaza: “F# is a fascinating language, but I had not really spent much time with it as we could not really distribute it as an open source compiler limiting its usefulness in the Linux and Mac worlds. Now F# can become just another language that developers can use.”

“Netflix finally brings ‘Watch Instantly’ to Macs via Silverlight” and other links…

Netflix: Game Over Joshua Topolsky: “Netflix claims that the new implementation in Silverlight provides ‘breakthrough navigation for fast-forward and rewind,’ though fails to indicate exactly when this is all being rolled out (we assume immediately). Unfortunately for super-duper late adopters, the software will only work with Intel-based Macs, so if you’ve been holding onto a G3 for dear life, here’s one more reason to finally can it, along with your Xbox 360 HD DVD player, Von Dutch trucker cap, and gas-guzzling Escalade. Full PR after the break.”

“Steve Jobs explains why FireWire is dead”

Charles Arthur: “There’s been plenty of outrage and despondency from would-be Apple MacBook buyers over the fact that the latest versions of the low-end laptops don’t have FireWire, the high-speed data transfer system invented by Apple and Sony that basically kicks USB’s bum (even USB2.0). It’s being taken out the back and getting an icepick in the neck.” USB comes from the Intel camp so it appears that Steve Jobs is responding to ‘pressure’ from the Intel-based gift horse rolling out his new line of products.

“Silverlight 2 Released”

Scott Guthrie: “Silverlight 2 is small in size (4.6MB) and takes only 4–10 seconds to install on a machine that doesn’t already have it. It does not require the .NET Framework to be installed on a computer to run—the Silverlight setup download includes everything necessary to play video or run applications.” Yes, great Scott, but has the install experience improved?

“Mono 2.0 is out!”

Miguel de Icaza: “As the project matured, developers started taking advantage of Mono’s open source nature: essentially .NET on their own terms. A platform that could be adapted, morphed, ported and modified to suit many different uses. Today Mono is embedded in portable mp3 players and powers Unity3D’s game engine on the Apple iPhone, the Nintendo Wii, MacOS X and Windows (Some folks at Novell are working with Unity on bringing Unity3d to Linux!).”