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Re: “Open line and Civil War update

How's this for hubris?

Bentonville -- aka the D.C. of the private sector -- is the hottest mess town in America.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mat Ram on 08/20/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “A psychological profile of the alt-right; authors include new UA prof

NWA could always use a good social psychologist -- let's see if he picks up on any of the groupthink, hubris and radicalization indoctrinated within the endless supply chain of Never Yielding corporate drones er Uncommon human capital feeding into It's-Hard-to-be-Humble Vendorville!

Perhaps he can redefine what an insidious radical domestic terrorist organization actually is...

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mat Ram on 08/18/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Arkansas a haven for refugees who slipped under Trump's ban

Hear hear. What ultimately bothers me is that Northwest Arkansas really needs to clean up its own messes -- be it child/senior hunger/poverty, adultery/divorce, homelessness/income inequality, etc -- if it's going to keep playing the global saviour of human capital.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mat Ram on 07/14/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Arkansas a haven for refugees who slipped under Trump's ban

I respect your perspective, mountaingirl, but let's not forget about local historical context -- there is clearly a pattern of this in NWA/SWMO among the Marshallese, Latinos and Sudanese. Many of these blue collar refugee types have been here far longer than these new arrivals, and yet they are still just as disenfranchised to the behest of the NWA Christian Corporati.

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Posted by Mat Ram on 07/14/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Arkansas a haven for refugees who slipped under Trump's ban

"They hope to soon find work, in the poultry, food service, construction or retail sectors."

Sounds like the NWA Christian Corporati have found that refugees are the ideal disenfranchised blue collar complement to their endless supply chain of yes-men white collar corporate drones er human capital coming out of the University of Arkansas and John Brown University. Wake up, Max.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mat Ram on 07/14/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “More tangles in the church-state scandal at Ecclesia College

Slight tangent: It's kind of ironic/dumbfounding that boutique K-12 schools like New School, Haas Hall, Thaden School, and NWA Classical Academy seem more reputable, forward-thinking and liberal-artsy than any of the corporate/yes-men prosperity theology factories (John Brown, Harding-NWA, Ecclesia) and Vendorville feeder colleges (UT-Fayetteville and NWACC) in Northwest Arkansas. Under his eye.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mat Ram on 05/18/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “UA punishes disinvitation of speaker critical of Muslims UPDATES GALORE

How ironic that the University is hosting candidates for its Bureaucrat er Vice-Provost of Diversity and Inclusion this week!

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Posted by Mat Ram on 05/04/2017 at 10:45 AM

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