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September 30th, 2016
03:51 pm

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CEO (Re) Discovers Shabbat
Shameless religious propaganda :-)

24 hours offline every week has made a world of difference for my health, sanity, and happiness
Roy Hessel, Contributor

Roy Hessel is president and CEO of Clearly and Coastal.

"...taking a cue from my family's heritage, from sundown on Friday to sunset on Saturday, I completely go offline. No emails, no calls, no Tweets, no tech, no matter what. For anyone who's struggling with finding time for self and family, I'd like to share what I've learned. For health, sanity, and happiness, I think it can make all the difference."

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10:16 am

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Из ушедшего лета
Бельмонтский вокзал. Памятник жителям Бельмонта, павшим в Первой Мировой Войне. Всем девятерым.

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September 27th, 2016
04:00 pm

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Вот всегда так

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02:34 pm

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"IYI – Intellectual Yet Idiot"
This has been making rounds:

"What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for. [...]

"The IYI pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited. He thinks people should act according to their best interests and he knows their interests, particularly if they are “red necks” or English non-crisp-vowel class who voted for Brexit. When plebeians do something that makes sense to them, but not to him, the IYI uses the term “uneducated”. What we generally call participation in the political process, he calls by two distinct designations: “democracy” when it fits the IYI, and “populism” when the plebeians dare voting in a way that contradicts his preferences."

https://medium.com/@nntaleb/the-intellectual-yet-idiot-13211e2d0577

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10:39 am

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ДневноЗлобно

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August 17th, 2016
11:59 am

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Не всё ж о серьёзном

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August 12th, 2016
12:10 pm

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The More Things Change..
We heard just a day or so ago of a young teacher who had been trained to believe that learning was a process that belonged to the pupil rather than the teacher and who conducted her class on that basis. It was a living school. The pupils asked more questions than the teacher. Comprehension rather than pagination was the text of work. Subjects rather than textbooks were studied. What was done was done by the pupils and what was undertaken was undertaken because the pupils could live in it, not in spite of it. Their minds worked. It was the best class in the school. But when it was promoted the teacher of the next grade found that these pupils did not understand her method of sitting still and conning a book until its words had been memorized, and then repeating them parrot fashion in the recitation. The system of the school had been sadly disarranged. The course of study had been flouted. She consulted the principal and he immediately checked the unauthorized activity of the only good teacher in the school and set her to marking time with the others.

If the experience of this teacher were unique it would not be recounted here. [...] Why do we spend so many years in teaching reading and yet do not succeed in teaching our pupils that reading is not a thing for an idle hour, a luxury, but an indispensable aid in accomplishing whatever they seriously undertake? Why do we teach writing in such a way that the generations take their pens in hand with pain? Why do we teach history to every boy and girl in the land and not get a better return in terms of citizenship? Why do we teach literature without greatly affecting the moral tone of the people? Why has our devotion to nature study resulted so largely in dulled observation and lack of interest on the part of children? [...]

What are you going to do about it? One schoolmaster to whom this question was put replied: "I am going to give it up. I am going into a business in which improvement is possible. I am not going to devote my life to vain and profitless things."

Care to guess the provenance of the above text?

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August 10th, 2016
04:06 pm

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За Мусар
Был такой рабби Натан Цви Финкель (известный также как Нота-Хирш Финкель и Альтер из Слободки), видный мусарист и основатель известной Слободской йешивы. Про него рассказывают, что по пятницам после Кабалат Шабат он садился проповедовать своим ученикам ("шмуз"), и заканчивал с наступлением темноты, перейдя к Маариву.

Однажды он заговорился; уже стемнело, а он всё говорил. В конце концов к нему подошла его ребецин (из кухни, по-видимому) и сказала: "У них тоже есть жёны". Р' Финкель тут же сказал: "Переходим к Маариву!" Один из учеников заметил: "Наши жёны не возражают." Р' Финкель ответил: "Во-первых, не говори за всех. Во-вторых, даже если не возражают, они же голодны, и нельзя на это соглашаться."

О нём же рассказывал один из его учеников, что вскоре после свадьбы Р' Финкель спросил его, помогает ли он жене готовиться к шабату. "Конечно!" – ответил тот, "ведь сказано в Талмуде Шабат 119а, что даже великие мудрецы что-то делали в честь шабата." "И это всё?" – удивился Р' Финкель. "Но ведь сказано в Торе (Шмот 23:5): "неужели откажешь помочь ему?" И это о помощи тому, кто тебя ненавидит; насколько же больше ты обязан помогать жене, особенно в пятницу. Прекрасная возможность исполнить заповедь доброты к ближнему! Об обязательствах перед Богом помни, но и об обязательствах перед женой не забывай."

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August 8th, 2016
10:48 am

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Cool Site, Comrade!

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August 5th, 2016
04:22 pm

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Дожились
Совсем охренели – сельтерскую водкой разводить!

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