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the face of white privilege starts here

(Updated to include interview of Phillips, the Native American being harassed.) The strangest thing is that fotohgirl@twitter circulated this picture and I honest to god thought it was part of that 10/20 year challenge thing, having missed the context in … Continue reading

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best time travel fic…

You HAVE to read this…   Wikihistory Wikihistory Wikihistory by Desmond Warzel Source: www.tor.com/2011/08/31/wikihistory/ Like 0

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Authoritarianism: Jan 13–19

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. –Susan Sontag   <Prev | Next> By the way, I strongly encourage you to browse … Continue reading

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brexit summed up

I’ve been bookmarking (see “brexit” in the bookmarks to the right). The main big problem with whatever form the Brexit takes — given that there’s no planning at all at this poing — are over the treaties that cease to … Continue reading

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Why is California ranked 41st in per student funding?

Food for thought. Why does California spend so little per student? Proposition 13 is of course one factor (and it could easily be ameliorated by disallowing commercial property to take advantage of Prop 13 and apply it only to residential … Continue reading

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what sparks joy?

You might be puzzled as to why a post about the current trend #konmari is categorized in Fighting Bigotry. But I think this article lays out the case quite well. Confession time for me: Yes I do spend time reorganizing … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks to the Brexit Cliff

Dang, y’all have less than ten weeks to avoid falling off the Hard Brexit scenario. I know you do your national elections in like six weeks, but do  y’all have enough time here to agree to another referendum or what? … Continue reading

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Dump Lasseter; hire five women for each complaint against him

I’m actually quite serious about that. Fuck him. He blew his chances and he torched other women’s careers with his bullshit. Let other women shine. Give other animators a chance to show their stuff. No one is irreplaceable. Don’t do … Continue reading

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Brexit vote, Jan 15

I am so confused. I mean, I’ve been following news of Brexit as best as I can this side of the pond, and I’m sure Трамп baffles people equally on the other, but…holy hell you guys, what’s going on over … Continue reading

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whoa! 10.0 floor routine

Spotted on twitter. I tracked it down to this youtube clip for better and larger viewing: UCLA Gymnastics on Twitter UCLA Gymnastics on Twitter “A 🔟 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi. 🔥 https://t.co/pqUzl7AlUA” Source: twitter.com/uclagymnastics/status/1084325320935657472 Like 0

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some fun stuff

So one of the things about getting the boot from ol’ Google Plus is exploring some of the other stuff out there, in an attempt to keep up with people I’ve met there. No matter what, we’re going to disperse … Continue reading

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dragonflies are so cool…

I love dragonflies for many reasons: they’re fast, quick, probably pound for pound the best arial predator. They are also deaf. Apparently, when they migrate, it’s a multi-generational project. I can’t quite wrap my head around this idea. Can you … Continue reading

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2018 in quick review

Definitely worth a read. From pop culture to politics, there were a lot of firsts. Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to be nominated for an Emmy. Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella. Rashida Tlaib became … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 6–12

The government of the United States is not a bargaining chip. A president cannot close the government when he doesn’t get his way, and then offer to open it as a concession when he does. That would not be a … Continue reading

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Pick one! Pick several! Just…something!

But seriously, read through. It also gives you an idea of the “state of the union”… where we are online. And there are some really good tips in here.  Plus they do start off with a top ten and then … Continue reading

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