Eric Garland

@ericgarland

Strategic analyst for businesses and government agencies. Linguist. Bassist.

USA
Joined October 2008

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  1. These debates are the Plutocracy's technique for making the people dread democratic governance and long for a military junta.

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    RIP Maurice White's spirit will continue to live on through the music he brought us w/ Earth, Wind & Fire. RIP

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    Crash: auto sales plunge 31.8% in year to January

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    NPR: Activist DeRay Mckesson Enters Baltimore Mayoral Race; Donations Flood In

  5. Oh, Canada: I love you guys, and totally adore that your deadly obsessions aren't gun massacres.

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      CSR, IoT, Trade. Dir., Exec Comm, UPS. Former BusinessWeek writer, editor. Ranked #5 Supply Chain Influencer on Twitter (WEFT) and Top 12 Procurement (Visibl).

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      OFFICIAL Don Cheadle - It takes a long time to learn how to play like yourself. - Miles Davis

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    Presidential candidates: Do the country a favor and end the ethanol mandate via

  8. My name is Eric Garland, and I approve this fashion statement.

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  9. Dutch police have found the obvious method of dealing with rogue drones: BALD EAGLES.

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    "How do you make poor people feel wealthy when wages are stagnant? You give them cheap loans." - The Big Short

  11. It's not like patriarchy is America's future, but we can't underestimate the loss of that myth as our politicians try to seduce us.

  12. In US politics, it's like Dad is just yelling conspiracy theories at Jeopardy while Mom is trying to figure out how to do an oil change.

  13. We've got a mental frame for that, too: most of us have seen Dad get liquored up at some point in life. But then the bender goes too long.

  14. The maternal side has been increasingly deaf, standoffish, while the paternal side is, frankly, drunk and crazy, ranting at squirrels.

  15. In reality, we're just watching a single system play both sides of our parental mythologies. But that's been rupturing of late.

  16. One party sets up on the maternal, nurturing side of our brains, the other on the paternal, firm, scolding side. We think we're choosing.

  17. Two parties carrying a frequently similar strategic bent (mass incarceration, outsourcing, Fed policy) capture voters through framing.

  18. America maintains a moronic two-party system, mostly through procedural winner-take-all rules, but through a binary Mommy-Daddy framework.

  19. Watching the political horserace, both sides, I increasingly see America as a patriarchy with no father figure. We thus feel adrift.

  20. America's conservatives have no Nixon, and for that matter probably wouldn't welcome a Reagan, who would be a former-unionist RINO.

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