...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Busy wildfire season raises demand for private firefighters
Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism and some previous references to private firefighting here, here.
One of these times there's gonna be some hapless family with their house just catching fire watching a private fire truck roll on by, down the road to protect some richer family's house which isn't burning yet. If it hasn't happened already.
via Wildfire Today

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