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===03 (Sun)===
 
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* https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/01/31/university-farmington-arrests/2733751002/ "Federal immigration agents arrested 130 foreign students in cities across the U.S. who were enrolled at University of Farmington, created by ICE."
 
* https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/01/31/university-farmington-arrests/2733751002/ "Federal immigration agents arrested 130 foreign students in cities across the U.S. who were enrolled at University of Farmington, created by ICE."
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** https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/11/27/ice-arrested-250-foreign-students-fake-university-metro-detroit/4277686002/ - apparently they are still at it in November
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*** https://twitter.com/LisPower1/status/1199705445792931840
 
* https://www.rferl.org/a/your-turn-to-lie-former-russian-state-tv-cameraman-describes-the-business-of-misinforming-viewers-/29726481.html
 
* https://www.rferl.org/a/your-turn-to-lie-former-russian-state-tv-cameraman-describes-the-business-of-misinforming-viewers-/29726481.html
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===04 (Mon)===
 
===04 (Mon)===
 
* https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1091833011262423040.html - weaponized AI
 
* https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1091833011262423040.html - weaponized AI
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* https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47227937 - YouTube weaponized copyright
 
* https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47227937 - YouTube weaponized copyright
 
** https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44726296
 
** https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44726296
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* http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2017/10/11/academic-politics-of-silencing/#david-graeber - [[academic freedom]], [[Yale University]]
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===15 (Fri)===
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* https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/sporting-goods-store-nike-kaepernick-794773/ - popular (mis)understanding of Colin Kapaernik's position
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxLRPN5RjY - Sean Hannity vs. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
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===17 (Sun)===
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* https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/14/18221913/fascism-warning-madeleine-albright-book-trump
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* https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/15/18224717/california-high-speed-rail-canceled - how politics makes bad decisions
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* https://www.theregreview.org/2018/07/19/schriever-rise-arbitration-fall-employment-claims/
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* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/magazine/climeworks-business-climate-change.html
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* https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html?module=inline
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===18 (Mon)===
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* https://www.bpas.org/get-involved/campaigns/briefings/the-two-child-limit-on-welfare-supports
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** https://sunbeam.city/@griffinkate/101613206846561767
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===19 (Tue)===
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* https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/18/politics/donald-trump-emergency-declaration-wall/index.html
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===20 (Wed)===
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* https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/02/18/100232/goldman-sachs-asks-is-curing-patients-a-sustainable-business-model
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/GenderCynical/comments/asfcnp/a_simple_gc_trick_to_stopping_transphobia_just/ - veiled transphobia
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** RobinRose's paraphrase: "we stop transphobia by no longer believing we are our respective genders and no longer seeing transphobia as real?"
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*** ...and black people can stop racism by being color-blind
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* https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/youtube-brings-new-life-to-flat-earthers-161595
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* https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2019-02-19/outcome-of-review-of-proposed-mermaids-grant
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===23 (Sat)===
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* https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/02/22/0039208/google-will-end-forced-arbitration-for-employees
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* https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/02/21/2227234/experts-find-serious-problems-with-switzerlands-online-voting-system
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* https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/02/23/0022238/frontier-demands-4300-cancellation-fee-despite-horribly-slow-internet
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* https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/supreme-court-rules-against-civil-forfeitures-rbg-timbs.html
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===26 (Tue)===
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* http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/future-transgender-rights-kavanaugh.html
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===27 (Wed)===
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* https://kottke.org/19/02/flat-earther-proves-in-simple-experiment-that-the-earth-is-round
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==March==
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===3 (Sun)===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/28/1838385/-Rep-Ilhan-Omar-sums-up-Republican-hypocrisy-during-Cohen-hearing-with-a-single-tweet
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/1/1838587/-Trump-biographer-says-he-has-lifestyle-of-a-billionaire-without-any-kind-of-wealth
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/28/1838480/-Fordham-confirms-it-received-a-letter-demanding-the-university-keep-Trump-s-grades-secret
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===4 (Mon)===
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* https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/03/01/how-black-man-outsmarted-neo-nazi-group-became-their-new-leader/
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** https://mastodon.social/@wrenpile/101683081604836831
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* https://www.boredpanda.com/actual-engineer-wall-explanation-amy-patrick/
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** https://plus.google.com/+AlisonMarlowe/posts/1MfhKEuAYMc
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* '''2018-06-13''' https://twitter.com/trumpstudents/status/1013102783925510146 "Today Democrats are calling to abolish ICE. Tomorrow, they will be calling to abolish the police. Soon, they will be calling to abolish the military. Let’s defeat them in November."
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* https://splinternews.com/this-video-of-an-arizona-republicans-failed-fake-commun-1829702206?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=fridayAM
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* https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/12/21/trump-signs-farm-bill-making-cbd-and-hemp-federally-legal/2385540002/
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/02/21/i-had-no-idea-how-sleazy-manafort-was/
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101630503186412583
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* https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09/considerations-on-cost-disease/
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* https://www.wired.co.uk/article/independent-group-labour-chuka-umunna
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* https://www.wired.co.uk/article/techforuk-techuk-startups-brexit-eloise-todd-gina-miller-nodeal
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* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/16/donald-trump-support-2020-oostburg-wisconsin-chevy-chase-maryland-225161 - not sure how much sense this makes
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* http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/un-says-climate-genocide-coming-but-its-worse-than-that.html
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** https://playvicious.social/@jalcine/100884197356280103
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* https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/12/cens-o12.html
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** https://anticapitalist.party/@gcupc/100884439882552820 "Facebook carries out massive purge of oppositional pages"
 
* http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2017/10/11/academic-politics-of-silencing/#david-graeber
 
* http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2017/10/11/academic-politics-of-silencing/#david-graeber
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* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/04/the-insurgents-behind-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-224542
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* https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-a-thirteen-year-old-girl-smashed-the-gender-divide-in-american-high-schools
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* https://eand.co/americas-collapsing-into-fascism-because-americans-still-don-t-understand-fascism-e82a2e7cce79?gi=3020292c5386
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* https://ask.slashdot.org/story/19/01/29/232200/ask-slashdot-what-could-go-wrong-in-tech-that-hasnt-already-gone-wrong
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/GCdebatesQT/comments/9siyxa/name_one_positive_thing_youve_learned_from_the/ - [[TERF]] ideology
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/01/women-men-bathroom-lines-wait/580993/
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/wiki/faq
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===5 (Tue)===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/25/1837456/-Trump-s-attorney-general-wants-god-s-moral-order-enforced-by-government
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* https://www.occrp.org/en/troikalaundromat/
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** https://mastodon.cloud/@OCCRP/101693118483045077
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===6 (Wed)===
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* https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/why-content-moderators-fall-for-conspiracy-theories-164076 - [[conspiracy theory]], [[Facebook]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/5/1839680/-Is-Jared-Kushner-responsible-for-the-dismemberment-and-death-of-reporter-Jamal-Khashoggi
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* https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-glasses-lenscrafters-luxottica-monopoly-20190305-story.html - monopoly, competition
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===7 (Thu)===
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* https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/ZiQqsgGX6a42Sfpii/the-apologist-and-the-revolutionary - another possible mechanism to explain [[denialism]]
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* https://everythingstudies.com/2019/03/01/the-tilted-political-compass-part-1-left-and-right/ - [[political spectra]]
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* https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/03/04/fox-news-guest-co-host-claims-fdrs-new-deal-created-great-depression/223039 - [[errorism]]
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** https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2011/12/18/will-continues-his-crusade-against-the-new-deal/185484
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** lots of related links on those two pages
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* Palestine-related links for debate pages:
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** {{l/wp|Murder of Hallel Yaffa Ariel}}
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** {{l/rw|Media Research Center}} -- [[CNS News]]
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** [[2016/07/01/The Palestinian Incentive Program for Killing Jews]]
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** {{l/wp|Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund}}
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** {{l/wp|Mahmoud Abbas}}
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** '''2016-08-23''' [https://forward.com/news/israel/348017/exclusive-does-aid-to-palestinians-subsidize-the-families-of-terrorists/ EXCLUSIVE: Does Aid to Palestinians Subsidize the Families of Terrorists?]
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===8 (Fri)===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/7/1840286/-State-Dept-rescinds-prestigious-award-after-discovering-the-recipient-is-no-fan-of-Trump
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===9 (Sat)===
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* https://theintercept.com/2019/03/07/nick-estes-our-history-is-the-future-indigenous-resistance/
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* https://therealnews.com/stories/chelsea-manning-jailed-for-refusing-to-cooperate-with-wikileaks-grand-jury
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** https://gizmodo.com/chelsea-manning-has-been-released-from-jail-1834656732?rev=1557446391304
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* https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/uber-and-lyft-are-losing-money-at-some-point-well-pay-for-it/2019/03/05/addd607c-3f95-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html
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===10 (Sun)===
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/6/1840057/-A-Mar-a-Lago-dentist-scribbled-up-a-new-government-proposal-Trump-forwarded-it-to-the-VA
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* https://earther.gizmodo.com/bill-nye-turned-up-at-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-talk-at-1833190763
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===12 (Tue)===
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* https://www.thenational.scot/news/17472564.they-do-not-speak-for-us-feminists-hit-back-at-trans-exclusionary-activists-in-open-letter/ - riposte to [[TERF]]ism
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/04/ive-always-liked-emma-thompson/
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*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101692640449146641
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* https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101731964621643933
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/11/we-on-the-left-sam-harris-joe-rogan-and-tucker-carlson/ - Sam Harris claims to be lefty but isn't
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/az1hbk/i_think_the_lgbtq_movement_is_a_travesty_not/ei5kyxw/ - comment explains why the LGBT+ movement is needed
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===13 (Wed)===
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* https://freedom.horse/@maggotboy/101743484255889436 - LGBT people are not the ones enforcing gender tropes
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* college admissions scandal:
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/13/puncturing-the-myth-of-the-elite-college/
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*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101743571964936632
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*** https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admissions-cheating-scandal.html
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**** https://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1105543849181618176
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***** https://pluspora.com/posts/4c84fcf0281f0137cfc5005056264835 ([https://hub.toot.cat/display/4c84fcf0281f0137cfc5005056264835 HubCat])
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*** https://twitter.com/SonjaMcDaniel94/status/1105868081597952000 [https://hub.toot.cat/display/b64.ZDMzMjMxYTAyODIwMDEzN2NmYzkwMDUwNTYyNjQ4MzU HubCat]
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*** https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-college-admissions-scandal-and-the-banality-of-scamming
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* http://www.mezzacotta.net/100proofs/ - 100 proofs that the Earth is a globe
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===14 (Thu)===
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmNnNKIMxQg - the need for #MeToo, and how it came about
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* https://therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-update-massive-blackout-us-unconventional-warfare
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* https://therealnews.com/stories/uk-parliament-rejects-latest-brexit-deal-corbyn-calls-for-new-elections
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===15 (Fri)===
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* https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47536752 - LGBT lessons ok
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* https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/14/birmingham-primary-school-suspends-lgbt-lessons-indefinitely-parkfield-protest-parents
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** https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/b12i3b/birmingham_primary_school_suspends_lgbt_lessons/
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* https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-interview
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* https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/facebook-s-news-feed-era-comes-to-an-end-164757
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* http://about.zenodo.org/ - open science
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* NZ Massacre:
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/15/the-worst-take-on-the-christchurch-mass-murder/
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/15/fraser-anning-says-hold-my-beer/
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** https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/2019/03/15/making-me-safer/
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/03/14/nazi-terrorist-on-murder-spree-in-new-zealand/
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** 3/17:
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*** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/15/1842406/-The-dumbest-man-in-Congress-responds-to-the-New-Zealand-shooting
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*** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/15/1842441/-Evangelical-pastor-and-Trump-ally-calls-New-Zealand-terror-attack-a-false-flag
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*** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/15/1842432/-Limbaugh-suggests-New-Zealand-attack-may-have-been-leftist-false-flag
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* https://pluspora.com/posts/9c41092029ac0137cfdd005056264835 - Trump and Nazi [[inductive terrorism]]
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* https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-03-10/ocasio-cortez-blasts-capitalism-as-an-irredeemable-system
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===18 (Mon)===
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-cartoon-explains-how-the-rich-got-rich-and-the-poor-got-poor - [[economic disparity]]
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* https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nature-destruction-climate-change-world-biodiversity_n_5c49e78ce4b06ba6d3bb2d44
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===19 (Tue)===
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* https://www.quora.com/Do-you-admire-Donald-Trump-for-heroically-promising-I-really-believe-Id-run-in-there-Parkland-High-School-even-if-I-did-not-have-a-weapon#ans125142322
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* https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/03/hate-groups-come-unhinged-equality-act-wont-believe-theyre-saying/
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** https://pluspora.com/posts/678a6b302cb801370374005056264835
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* https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/19/americas-corruption-problem-is-a-national-security-threat/
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** https://pluspora.com/posts/973617
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* https://www.alternet.org/2019/03/leftists-were-called-paranoid-for-seeing-the-ok-sign-as-a-coded-white-nationalist-signal-turns-out-they-were-right/
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** https://hub.toot.cat/display/b64.NWJmNTUwODAyYzg1MDEzNzAzNzIwMDUwNTYyNjQ4MzU
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===20 (Wed)===
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* [[Pope Francis]] on [[gender]] (in ''Amoris Laetitia''):
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** "Yet another challenge is posed by the various forms of an ideology of gender that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family. This ideology leads to educational programmes and legislative enactments that promote a personal identity and emotional intimacy radically separated from the biological difference between male and female. Consequently, human identity becomes the choice of the individual, one which can also change over time”[15]. It is a source of concern that some ideologies of this sort, which seek to respond to what are at times understandable aspirations, manage to assert themselves as absolute and unquestionable, even dictating how children should be raised. It needs to be emphasized that “biological sex and the socio-cultural role of sex (gender) can be distinguished but not separated”. On the other hand, “the technological revolution in the field of human procreation has introduced the ability to manipulate the reproductive act, making it independent of the sexual relationship between a man and a woman. In this way, human life and parenthood have become modular and separable realities, subject mainly to the wishes of individuals or couples”. It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent. Creation is prior to us and must be received as a gift. At the same time, we are called to protect our humanity, and this means, in the first place, accepting it and respecting it as it was created."
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===23 (Sat)===
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/3-ways-senior-leaders-create-a-toxic-culture - behavior norms in the business world
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* https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/10/23/christian-right-tips-fight-transgender-rights-separate-t-lgb "transgender rights were depicted as anti-feminist, hostile to minorities and even disrespectful to LGB individuals. This seems to be part of a larger strategy, meant to weaken transgender rights advocates by attempting to separate them from their allies, feminists and LGBT rights advocates."
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** https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-trump-uses-religious-liberty-to-attack-lgbt-rights
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** https://qz.com/807743/conservatives-have-created-a-fake-ideology-to-combat-the-global-movement-for-lgbti-rights/
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===26 (Tue)===
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* literal [[demonizing]]:
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** https://www.out.com/news-opinion/2018/12/26/catholic-priest-claims-pride-flag-was-designed-satan
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** https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/12/25/catholic-priest-pride-flag-satan/
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** https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/community/116885/catholic-priest-tells-children-that-the-pride-flag-was-designed-by-satan/
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** https://sputniknews.com/world/201812271071045335-priest-gay-flag-satan/
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** https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/12/unhinged-catholic-priest-said-satan-created-rainbow-flag/
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/exmuslim/comments/b5alvb/hotd_139_muhammad_stones_to_death_a_new_mom/ - bad thing about Islam (was it actually [[Muhammad]] who ordered the stoning?)
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===27 (Wed)===
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* https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eus-parliament-signs-disastrous-internet-law-what-happens-next
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===29 (Fri)===
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* {{l/wp|Sophie Wilson}}: trans woman who invented a key piece of technology necessary for smartphones
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/MtF/comments/6hfo74/historical_and_theoretical_origins_of_transphobia/
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===30 (Sat)===
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* https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/17/the-guardian-view-on-the-gender-recognition-act-where-rights-collide
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** https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/02/guardian-editorial-response-transgender-rights-uk
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*** https://twitter.com/farbandish/status/1111022274197389318
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* https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-47696409
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* https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/trump-statements-of-financial-condition/?utm_term=.403adde10229 - Trump lies
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==April==
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===5 (Fri)===
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* https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101875483124996927
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/04/05/how-did-we-wind-up-with-a-country-in-which-republicans-are-allowed-to-interfere-with-science/
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*** https://www.steynonline.com/9271/the-girliness-of-saving-the-planet
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**** https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/04/steyn-reacts-climate-change-toxic-masculinity/
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***** https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolyncenteno/2019/04/03/what-if-toxic-masculinity-is-the-reason-for-climate-change/#248c0c8837e4
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****** "They report data from seven experiments that included over 2,000 participants from the US and China. What they found was [...] that both men and women associated doing something good for the environment with being “more feminine.” And when men’s gender identity was threatened, they tried to reassert their masculinity through environmentally damaging choices."
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* https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cities-homeless-sleeping-streets-ruling_n_5ca2b41fe4b04693a94643b7
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===7 (Sun)===
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* https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/101885343131211210
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** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/04/07/thats-just-how-capitalism-works/
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* https://theoutline.com/post/5721/racism-free-speech-evergreen-state-college
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** https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/30/escalating-debate-race-evergreen-state-students-demand-firing-professor
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** https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/when-the-left-turns-on-its-own.html
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** https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9722
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** https://nypost.com/2017/05/31/college-melts-down-over-plan-for-white-people-free-day-on-campus/
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 +
===9 (Tue)===
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* https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-just-assume-Trump-supporters-are-ignorant#ans132416137
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/7/1848359/-Jonah-Goldberg-and-the-fascism-fraud-that-will-not-die-a-decade-later - on the "Nazis were leftists" meme
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* https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/04/09/tax-withholding-irs-release-new-more-complex-w-4-form-year/3401811002/
 +
** https://www.propublica.org/article/congress-is-about-to-ban-the-government-from-offering-free-online-tax-filing-thank-turbotax
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** https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/04/congress-is-about-to-ban-the-government-from-offering-free-online-tax-filing/
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 +
===10 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/8/1848699/-Sen-Grassley-inadvertently-admits-Congress-has-right-to-see-Trump-s-tax-returns
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===11 (Thu)===
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/04/adjunct-professors-higher-education-thea-hunter/586168/
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-poverty-is-like-a-disease
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===13 (Sat)===
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* https://www.gq.com/story/the-hippies-won - what hippies contributed to American culture
 +
** https://hub.toot.cat/display/43ea07503fa6013794d9005056264835
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UMyTnlaMY&t=59s - hierarchy and alpha-male-ism in baboons
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===14 (Sun)===
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* https://hub.libranet.de/wiki/paulfree14/The(20)critical(20)EUnomia(20)FAQ/Home?f=&owt=59c7a503acc6de14501fa26a7fbf6f01 - EUnomia, an attempt to counter fake news
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** https://hub.libranet.de/channel/paulfree14/?f=&mid=b64.aHR0cHM6Ly9odWIubGlicmFuZXQuZGUvaXRlbS85OTEzOGFiZi1lMWIzLTQ5YzEtYjZkNC0wMDRiMTI4OTAxY2Y&zid=woozle%40hub.toot.cat (private post)
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* https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tax-refunds-down-84-percent-twitter-complaints_us_5c5e4576e4b0eec79b2379e4
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/722603
 +
* https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/after-a-14-billion-upgrade-new-orleans-levees-are-sinking/ -- the walls we actually need; effects of global warming
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/1133617
 +
* https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/06/new-study-says-graduate-students-mental-health-crisis
 +
===15 (Mon)===
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* https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/4/4/housing-markets-should-be-more-like-supermarkets - tentatively, libertarian BS
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===18 (Thu)===
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* https://www.scribd.com/document/406729844/Mueller-Report (also downloaded, but it's 148 MB)
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===20 (Sat)===
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* https://www.quora.com/I-feel-no-sympathy-for-the-homeless-because-I-feel-like-it-is-their-own-fault-Are-there-examples-of-seemingly-normal-and-respectable-people-becoming-homeless#ans127949477 -- attitudes towards [[homelessness]]
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===21 (Sun)===
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* https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-hate-being-right-2.html
 +
** https://mastodon.social/@StephenJudge/101961192396760792 "After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations."
 +
* https://medium.com/@herf/why-standard-time-is-better-e586b500923 - finally, a scientific argument against DST (permanent or semiannual)
 +
===22 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/22/1852135/-The-Amazon-Rainforest-has-reached-the-tipping-point - effects of global warming
 +
===23 (Tue)===
 +
* https://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/jonathan-kirshner-whistling-past-graveyard "A decade after the financial crisis, economists still have not rethought macroeconomics. A new history takes on the field's unrepentant hubris."
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* https://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/nan-enstad-debunking-capitalist-cowboy "Business schools fetishize entrepreneurial innovation, but their most prominent heroes succeeded because they manipulated corporate law, not because of personal brilliance." The 14th amendment, which was supposed to protect freed slaves, was misappropriated as a protection for [[corporate personhood]].
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* https://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/peter-james-hudson-slavery-capitalism "Unearthing the economy of bondage"
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* https://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/melinda-cooper-all-family-debt - how Khan-like family-responsibility laws ("poor laws") in the 16th century became the means by which the wealthy now avoid responsibility for ensuring social justice.
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* https://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/robert-homan-think-different "Apple—now worth a trillion dollars—redistributes more wealth upward than any country or corporation on the planet."
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===26 (Fri)===
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* https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/25/18516004/amazon-warehouse-fulfillment-centers-productivity-firing-terminations
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* https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amazon-delivery-drivers-say-they-speed-urinate-in-bottles-2018-9
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* https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/4/26/18512213/climate-change-republicans-conservatives - right-wingers aren't interested in changing their minds
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* https://politics.slashdot.org/story/19/04/25/1637217/why-wont-twitter-treat-white-supremacy-like-isis-because-it-would-mean-banning-some-republican-politicians-too
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===27 (Sat)===
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* https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/tillis-coons-patent-bill-will-be-disaster-innovation
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** https://mastodon.social/@eff/101999640845220649
 +
===28 (Sun)===
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* https://devoelmoorecenter.com/2018/02/28/why-the-u-s-should-adopt-the-nordic-approach-to-private-roads/
 +
* https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/04/26/trans-woman-objects-to-contract-requiring-her-to-act-female-to-stay-in-bc-womens-prison.html
 +
* https://twitter.com/JuliaSerano/status/1121871834201243648 - anti-trans sentiment has gone stealth
 +
===30 (Tue)===
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* https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/04/looping-created-insulin-pump-underground-market/588091/ -- why can't they make more of these? The "security hole" units sound clearly superior to the newer "safer" ones.
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==May==
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===01 (Wed)===
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* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/05/01/wow-jacob-wohl-is-really-working-hard-to-be-the-poster-boy-for-dunning-krueger/ - errorists
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** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102020989766168773
 +
* https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48126677 - Parliament declares climate emergency'
 +
** https://icosahedron.website/@bstacey/102023019358568499
 +
===03 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/asia/malaysia-plastic-recycle-intl/index.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab
 +
* https://genius.com/Pewdiepie-roomie-and-boyinaband-congratulations-lyrics - racist lyrics by PewDiePie, in case there was any doubt
 +
===04 (Sat)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/05/04/a-litany-of-bad-science/ - ambient racism
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102038062742150464
 +
* https://vulpine.club/@rey/102027369832198975 - more ambient racism
 +
===06 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/percent-worried-190505112051522.html - if even Jamie Dimon admits there's a problem...
 +
* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/katie-mchugh - former right-winger
 +
===07 (Tue)===
 +
* https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/06/woman-declares-lgbt-community-homophobic-lesbians-transwomen-sleeping-rape-culture-live-tv-9419025/ - [[TERF]]ism
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===11 (Sat)===
 +
* https://radioinsight.com/headlines/176719/wdrc-rebrands-as-trump-103-3-with-translator-launch/ Trump people think they're thinking
 +
** https://wandering.shop/@iona/102079099819282600
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===14 (Tue)===
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* http://jnblack.com/7485.html - has some connection with Sophia
 +
===15 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2524-im-liberal-ex-muslim-this-my-life.html
 +
* https://twitter.com/lyman_brian/status/1128413792801521664?s=21 "This proves that the aim of this legislation is control of women, NOT protection of fertilized eggs. There is no difference between an egg fertilized in a lab and one fertilized the old fashioned way. The law is clearly aimed at removing women's sovereignty over their bodies."
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===18 (Sat)===
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* https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/German-Bundestag-rules-BDS-is-antisemitic-589999
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===19 (Sun)===
 +
* https://jezebel.com/female-gymnasts-used-to-compete-on-the-rings-but-the-g-5932478 - gender discrimination
 +
===20 (Mon)===
 +
* http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/maybe-its-time-for-america-to-split-up.html
 +
===21 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/protestors-pelted-eggs-put-up-16299503
 +
* https://humanism.org.uk/2019/05/20/600-pupils-reportedly-withdrawn-from-birmingham-school-as-protestors-announce-god-created-women-for-mens-pleasure/
 +
===22 (Wed)===
 +
* https://slate.com/business/2019/05/socialist-manifesto-bhaskar-sunkara-socialism-bernie-sanders.html - a questionable book with a questionable analysis
 +
===25 (Sat)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/iAmTheWarax/status/1132060229418541056 -- dude utterly fails to tear up an anti-fascism sign
 +
===26 (Sun)===
 +
* https://veni.com/articles/firsttheycameforme.html - some background about "first they came for the communists", and an opinion that it was not written by Niemoller
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/05/26/comrades-to-the-barricadeserrm-the-dairy-queen/ - privileged comments on protest
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102162505543078704
 +
** https://babylonbee.com/news/conservative-man-ok-with-black-people-protesting-as-long-as-they-do-so-quietly-in-their-homes - satire
 +
===28 (Tue)===
 +
* https://medium.com/@SJHolloway/this-is-everything-i-discovered-about-all-of-the-brexit-party-mep-candidates-2a59f8f850c5
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/d382510062fc01374200005056264835
 +
* https://fee.org/articles/reject-the-ritual-human-sacrifice-that-is-war/
 +
** https://hub.toot.cat/display/b64.MjVhNDFkNzA2MzZkMDEzNzQyMTQwMDUwNTYyNjQ4MzU (private) - in a comment, I suggest there is a [[spectrum of political understanding]]:
 +
<blockquote>I think the problem here is that there is... a Spectrum of Understanding, when it comes to political matters like war.
 +
 +
At one end, there are those of us who understand how incredibly wasteful and stupid it is. We have ''always'' rejected it. Most of us are probably even aware that modern warfare is really just a tool that the powerful use in their efforts to collect and retain power, and not something that benefits us at all.
 +
 +
At the other end, of course, are people who respond positively on a gut level to words like "America", "freedom", "patriotism", "soldier", and so on -- and these are the people who buy into the "protect our freedom"-style of emotional appeal.
 +
 +
I suppose it's possible that an argument like the one in that article might get through to a few of them, but (a) it seems aimed more at people like us who question our beliefs, and (b) will it sway enough, even if all of them were somehow exposed to it? </blockquote>
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/05/28/egnorance-political-propaganda-and-transphobia/ - creationists are still at it; Hope Hicks and the ''[[New York Times]]''; Rationality Rules anti-trans BS
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102173684068329855
 +
* https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45825838 - yes, trans women ''can be'' dangerous; we shouldn't deny that.
 +
===29 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.quora.com/What-was-really-the-problem-with-communism - not sure if this argument makes any sense, but it seems like a good source for how people define [[capitalism]], [[socialism]], and [[communism]]
 +
* https://kottke.org/19/05/the-women-who-helped-pioneer-chaos-theory -- [[erasure of women]]: [[Margaret Hamilton]] gets erased again
 +
===31 (Fri)===
 +
* fossil fuel fights back:
 +
** https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/05/29/198245/us-department-of-energy-is-now-referring-to-fossil-fuels-as-freedom-gas
 +
** https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/05/29/1936217/chevron-exec-is-secretly-pushing-anti-electric-car-effort-in-arizona
 +
==June==
 +
===1 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/31/1846173/-The-Trump-slump-is-coming-It-may-be-here-already - tax-cuts-for-the-rich as a sugar high
 +
* https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/05/31/2121240/facebook-reportedly-thinks-theres-no-expectation-of-privacy-on-social-media
 +
===3 (Mon)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/06/03/the-indian-wars-never-ended-they-just-changed-tactics/ [[indigenous genocide]]? ''actual'' murderers and rapists crossing borders...
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102207584798125712
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/06/03/it-always-sounds-fancier-in-latin/ - [[Steve Bannon]]
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102207810154811005
 +
===4 (Tue)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/1135760076202020864 - Russian review of an episode of HBO series about [[Chernobyl]]
 +
===5 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/4/1862749/-Trump-State-Department-now-demanding-social-media-information-from-all-visa-applicants -- the stupid rides again (if you leave out the accounts where you say negative stuff, how would they ever know?)
 +
===6 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/5/1862961/-American-woman-s-viral-Twitter-thread-exposes-the-nightmare-of-European-style-socialized-medicine
 +
===8 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/7/1863263/-Just-saying-one-image-sums-up-who-Trump-really-is
 +
* https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-why-do-rich-people-lie-cheat-and-steal-more-than-those-on-low-incomes-4647197-May2019/
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/1464996
 +
===10 (Mon)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/mimmymum/status/1137775391538651138?s=21 - how anti-trans trolls get what they want on Twitter
 +
===13 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.theroot.com/the-fbi-admits-black-lives-matter-was-never-a-threat-i-1835417043 - the threat of international terrorism pales compared to [[US domestic terrorism]]; [[Black Lives Matter]] has never killed anyone
 +
** https://toot.cat/@ruby/102264266315360323
 +
** https://timeline.com/black-justice-fbi-scared-ebcf2986515c -- [[Black Panthers]] history; should be curriculum
 +
* https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/08/08/30459308/the-fact-is-nothing-is-going-to-done-about-climate-change-until-it-kills-lots-of-white-people - border paranoia is driven by global warming elitism
 +
** https://playvicious.social/@ash/102263220155941408
 +
===16 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/appstate/comments/c16jox/psa_for_people_ordering_delivery/ - where tips go
 +
===17 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/16/chernobyl-was-even-worse-than-tv-series-kim-willsher
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/06/14/arctic-ocean-greenland-ice-sheet-have-seen-record-june-ice-loss/
 +
===19 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/14/eye-popping-analysis-shows-top-1-gained-21-trillion-wealth-1989-while-bottom-half - [[economic disparity]]
 +
* https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/meet-your-new-public-editors.php - decline of [[mainstream media]]
 +
** https://kottke.org/19/06/big-news-orgs-get-new-public-editors-against-their-wishes
 +
* https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/04/15/fox-straight-news-guest-art-laffer-says-bernie-sanders-being-elected-president-would-cause-total/223452 - right-wing myth: "It’s just plain economics, whenever you redistribute income you reduce total income" - Art Laffer
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/1522357
 +
* https://boingboing.net/2019/06/19/no-americas-anti-vaccine-hy.html
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/11d6ef6074ee013714c3005056264835
 +
* https://reason.com/2019/06/19/josh-hawley-introduces-bill-to-put-washington-in-charge-of-internet-speech/ - Republicans are against government regulation, except when they're for it
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/c36039e074dd013714c3005056264835
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/06/18/mastercard-launching-true-name-its-transgender-nonbinary-cardholders/
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-plot-against-the-principality-of-sealand -- the problems that come with successfully establishing sovreignty
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/19/1865847/-CNN-fact-checks-Trump-s-big-Orlando-rally-and-it-s-a-gigantic-bag-of-lies
 +
* https://secondnexus.com/news/ta-nehisi-coates-reparations-mitch-mcconnell/
 +
===20 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48696126
 +
===21 (Fri)===
 +
* https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/danger-attacks-electoral-college/ - haven't read all the way through... but if the Right supports the EC, then it's probably a power-tool. I suspect this is because it pushes the voting process towards [[wikipedia:Rotten and pocket boroughs|pocket districts]].
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===24 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/23/opinions/amazon-jeff-bezos-tax-rate-unacceptable-mccaffery/index.html - Amazon paid no income tax in 2018.
 +
===27 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.vox.com/2016/2/3/10899790/single-payer-americare
 +
* https://www.vox.com/2018/12/13/18103087/medicare-for-all-explained-single-payer-health-care-sanders-jayapal
 +
* https://medium.com/@Jernfrost/how-to-pay-for-universal-health-care-7a092ca99b26
 +
* https://www.verywellhealth.com/difference-between-universal-coverage-and-single-payer-system-1738546
 +
===29 (Sat)===
 +
* http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190617-the-light-triad-that-can-make-you-a-good-person - this seems closely related to the MtG [[color pie]].
 +
* https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/houses-of-hospitality - interesting bits of philosophy
 +
* http://www.openculture.com/2016/12/when-ayn-rand-collected-social-security-medicare.html
 +
** https://tooot.im/@OpenCulture/102355934633512984
 +
** https://books.google.com/books?id=oJVLHvEPdrQC&pg=PT61&lpg=PT61&dq=%E2%80%9Chas+no+practical+purpose+except+to+promote+the+economic+interests+of+the+people+bankrolling+it%22&source=bl&ots=WBOe23nFqz&sig=ACfU3U3xMGLk0LrK60AeK4bomIOwy3RmWQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb--2HmI_jAhUlU98KHT7tDSIQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9Chas%20no%20practical%20purpose%20except%20to%20promote%20the%20economic%20interests%20of%20the%20people%20bankrolling%20it%22&f=false
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* https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/05/the-worlds-most-annoying-man - [[Steven Pinker]]
 +
===30 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/06/portland-mayor-police-come-under-fire-after-right-wing-writer-attacked-at-protest.html -- compare and contrast with the reaction when left-wingers are beaten by right-wingers
 +
==July==
 +
===02 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/adversarial-interoperability-reviving-elegant-weapon-more-civilized-age-slay
 +
* https://www.splicetoday.com/pop-culture/lgbtq-rights-still-have-a-long-way-to-go
 +
** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/07/02/the-struggle-for-equality-never-ends-dont-let-anyone-tell-you-otherwise/
 +
*** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/102372254660423738
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/opinion/lgbt-rights-pride-corporations.html - corporate hypocrisy on LGBT rights
 +
* https://twitter.com/adamjohnsonNYC/status/865055182652100608 - old clip in which Dennis Kucinich is more politically aware than Jon Stewart, oops
 +
===04 (Thu)===
 +
* https://hackaday.com/2019/07/02/mary-sherman-morgan-rocket-fuel-mixologist/ -- [[erasure of women]]
 +
** https://botsin.space/@hackaday/102372944890029780
 +
* https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/gop-used-two-santa-clauses-tactic-con-america-nearly-40-years/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
 +
** https://twitter.com/MarlaCaldwell/status/1008552932009234432
 +
===07 (Sun)===
 +
* https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer
 +
** https://mastodon.technology/@marsroverdriver/101979878350675827
 +
===08 (Mon)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/PewReligion/status/1148014840939782144 - religion vs. responsibility to accept refugees
 +
===09 (Tue)===
 +
* https://emsenn.net/essays/curated-thoughts-on-fosstodon/ - yes, "gimp" is sometimes used in a hateful way
 +
* https://elekk.xyz/@magicalmilly/102413691013015130 - Nazis in Bloomington, IN
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===10 (Wed)===
 +
* Strong Towns:
 +
** '''2017-01-10''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1/9/the-real-reason-your-city-has-no-money The Real Reason Your City Has No Money]
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** '''2017-01-11''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1/10/poor-neighborhoods-make-the-best-investment Poor Neighborhoods Make the Best Investments]
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** '''2016-04-20''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/4/19/the-sprawl-conversation The sprawl conversation]: why "sprawl" isn't really the problem
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** '''2017-03-28''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/3/24/going-down-the-rabbit-hole-of-sprawl-repair Going down the rabbit hole of sprawl repair]
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** '''2015-12-10''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/curbside-chat-1/2015/12/14/americas-suburban-experiment America's Suburban Experiment]
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** '''2019-07-01''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/7/1/my-journey-from-free-market-ideologue-to-strong-towns-advocate My Journey from Free Market Ideologue to Strong Towns Advocate]
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** '''2019-07-02''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/7/2/my-journey-from-free-market-ideologue-part-2-pequot-lakes-bypass My Journey from Free Market Ideologue, Part 2: Pequot Lakes Bypass]
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** '''2018-04-23''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/4/23/bon-ton-gone The Real Reason Your Local Mall is Failing]
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** '''2018-12-03''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/8/22/the-more-we-grow-the-poorer-we-become-td9nw Best of 2018: The More We Grow, the Poorer We Become]
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** '''2018-05-07''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/5/7/the-more-we-build-the-poorer-we-get The more we build, the poorer we get.]
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** '''2017-01-03''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1/2/five-ways-federal-infrastructure-spending-makes-cities-poorer Five Ways Federal Infrastructure Spending Makes Cities Poorer]
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** '''2017-01-04''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1/3/five-low-cost-ideas-to-make-your-city-wealthier Five Low Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier]
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** '''2016-04-09''' [https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/4/18/this-time-is-different This time is different]
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*** https://web.archive.org/web/20180612095820/http://blogs.lclark.edu/hart-landsberg/files/2012/01/shiller-housing-bubble-graph.jpg
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* https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/10/female-journalist-told-she-needs-male-chaperone-to-cover-politicians-campaign
 +
** https://toot.cat/@ruby/102419025961329547
 +
* https://boingboing.net/2019/03/05/walmart-without-capitalism.html
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===12 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2017/sep/27/homelessness-young-people-centrepoint
 +
* THIS IS RIGHT-WING DISINFORMATION: https://i.redd.it/2q7gn1qoz9a31.png
 +
** also "RWDS" is apparently a neofascist acronym https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-keeps-retweeting-white-supremacist-account
 +
* https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2424667040927495&id=671796032881280
 +
** https://newsbots.eu/@itsgoingdown/102442016910258923
 +
*** https://social.wxcafe.net/@amphetamine/102442089785004548
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===15 (Mon)===
 +
* https://sheisraging.tumblr.com/post/178821095194/this - [[civility]]
 +
* https://truthout.org/articles/far-right-group-patriot-prayer-is-declining-thank-anti-fascists/
 +
* https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ice-agents-turned-away-by-families-amid-resistance-protests-in-nyc/ar-AAEhvYu?fbclid=IwAR2co8SYI0YiUAAjnALrOkqEicAD-htGW_IF1mVsCv4pX_X4jvxZRfp6SWM
 +
===17 (Wed)===
 +
* [[Willem Van Spronsen]] aka [[Emma Durutti]] (pen name, not trans)
 +
** https://heavy.com/news/2019/07/willem-van-spronsen-emma-durutti/
 +
** https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/ice-detention-attack-killed-washington-antifa-manifesto
 +
** http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/letters/rules-on-rainwater-make-no-sense-letter-to-the-editor/ - piece he wrote in 2011
 +
* [https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/master/us_atrocities.md List of Atrocities committed by US authorities] -- for [[American dishonor]]
 +
** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ETe31IeOXBgLaRnd_iS1wPiVDSy_Tug8yDBY-iILG1Q/edit
 +
 +
===18 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/10/female-journalist-told-she-needs-male-chaperone-to-cover-politicians-campaign
 +
===19 (Fri)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/07/18/so-thats-what-a-philosophy-degree-is-good-for/ - [[Colin McGinn]]
 +
* https://story.californiasunday.com/cosmic-crisp-apple-launch?utm_source=pocket-newtab - how trademarks and marketing dominate the apple industry
 +
===23 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/23/the-new-party-leaders-cant-be-trusted-on-anything-except-fighting-jeremy-corbyn/
 +
** https://twitter.com/TheCanaryUK/status/1153760443489386496
 +
===24 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/21/great-thunberg-you-ask-the-questions-see-us-as-a-threat - [[OPEC]]
 +
===25 (Thu)===
 +
* '''2019-07-24''' [https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736 Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months]
 +
===28 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/21/great-thunberg-you-ask-the-questions-see-us-as-a-threat
 +
* https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kansas-terror-plot-trump-fbi_n_5c4b1d86e4b06ba6d3bc4088
 +
* https://medium.com/basic-income/wouldnt-unconditional-basic-income-just-cause-massive-inflation-fe71d69f15e7
 +
** UBI is not printing money
 +
** question is equivalent to "if money is distributed more fairly, won't things always be too expensive for the less wealthy?"
 +
** https://twitter.com/mekkitymek/status/1153756642866974720
 +
* https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/percent-worried-190505112051522.html - even the [[one percent]] recognizes that [[economic disparity]] is out of control
 +
===29 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.thedailybeast.com/dilbert-creator-scott-adams-tries-to-sell-interviews-with-gilroy-garlic-festival-shooting-survivors - [[Scott Adams]]
 +
===30 (Tue)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/SarahKSilverman/status/1155977475391799296 - Sarah Silverman makes a good point. Why do we react tyrannically against perceived "terrorist" threats but do nothing about actual massacres?
 +
* https://www.gq.com/story/border-patrol-detained-9-year-old-american-girl
 +
==August==
 +
===01 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/technology/facebook-military-scam.html
 +
===03 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/8/1863530/-A-close-family-member-votes-Republican-Now-I-understand-why-The-core-isn-t-bigotry-It-s-worse - the intersection of Republicanism and selfishness
 +
===05 (Mon)===
 +
* https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1158125636562456576.html - Myth: 500 deaths every two days in the us due to medical errors
 +
** https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/upshot/death-by-medical-error-adding-context-to-some-scary-numbers.html
 +
===06 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/4/20726427/raj-chetty-segregation-moving-opportunity-seattle-experiment
 +
===08 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.wsj.com/articles/workplace-advice-i-wish-i-had-known-1524841495?shareToken=std34b03d832a14aefbb7fe08e9c49d5e3 - workplace sexism
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/6/1877182/-Florida-Republican-is-finished-with-his-party-tells-voters-to-Beat-every-single-one-of-them -- even Republicans can see their party is messed up. ([[David Jolly]])
 +
===09 (Fri)===
 +
* https://truthout.org/articles/why-misogynists-make-great-informants/
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/europe/finland-fake-news-intl/ - [[antiepistemics]]
 +
* https://www.commondreams.org/views/2012/01/26/how-swedes-and-norwegians-broke-power-1-percent - the [[one percent]]; [[economic disparity]]
 +
===10 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/fewer-than-half-of-young-americans-are-positive-about-capitalism.html
 +
* https://news.gallup.com/poll/240725/democrats-positive-socialism-capitalism.aspx
 +
* https://extranewsfeed.com/un-qualified-immunity-88a2b65eaa38
 +
===11 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/23/sunday-review/human-contact-luxury-screens.html - haven't had time to read this
 +
* https://www.mstbrazil.org/video/story-mst-part-i - landless movement in Brazil
 +
* https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/john-bolton-ally-suggests-leftists-sent-mail-bombs-deflect-attention-lefts-mobs/
 +
* http://www.openculture.com/2018/08/the-matilda-effect.html - [[erasure of women]]
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/post-work-the-radical-idea-of-a-world-without-jobs
 +
* https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06876-2
 +
** https://icosahedron.website/@bstacey/100884504240750733 "The previous IPCC assessment, released in 2014, estimated that the world would breach 1.5 °C by the early 2020s at the current rate of emissions. The latest report extends that timeline to 2030 or 2040"
 +
* https://hub.toot.cat/display/b64.NDkzZGEzNDBiNWViMDEzNmI3YzMwMDUwNTYwOGY5ZmU - a personal account involving [[Diebold]] voting machines and state officials
 +
* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-facebook-elections "On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done."
 +
** https://anticapitalist.party/@Angle/101200612991351061
 +
* https://www.propublica.org/article/an-atomwaffen-member-sketched-a-map-to-take-the-neo-nazis-down-what-path-officials-took-is-a-mystery
 +
** https://toot.cat/@ruby/101105700746901859
 +
===12 (Mon)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/buttpraxis/status/1145492112177156097 - police brutality at SF Pride
 +
* To be filed:
 +
** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/12/1878401/-Proud-Boys-plan-to-terrorize-Portland-behind-phony-rubric-of-rally-protesting-far-left-terrorism
 +
*** Daily Kos
 +
*** David Neiwert
 +
*** Proud Boys plan to terrorize Portland behind phony rubric of rally protesting far-left terrorism
 +
*** [[topic::Proud Boys]] [[topic::US/OR/Portland]] [[topic::right-wing violence]] [[topic::2019/08/17]]
 +
*** "The [[Proud Boys]] are coming to [[US/OR/Portland|Portland, Oregon]], [[2019/08/17|this Saturday]], and they're planning on bringing the heavy-duty violence. Or they simply are [[Free speech trolling|exercising their free speech]] and will only engage in self-defense. It depends on which side of their mouth they're talking out of."
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/11/1878347/-OUTRAGEOUS-News-About-the-House-Race-in-NC-9-and-the-Right-Wing-s-THUG-Candidate - [[Dan Bishop]], author of HB2
 +
===13 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/08/05/heres-how-hottest-month-recorded-history-unfolded-around-globe/ - [[global warming]]
 +
* {{l/wp|Georgism}} -- land-use tax idea
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/12/1878578/-Right-wing-political-cartoon-gets-posted-to-the-internets-and-the-responses-are-glorious - [[the future the left wants]]
 +
===15 (Thu)===
 +
* Amazon Twitterbots:
 +
** https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/1161948573627494400
 +
** https://twitter.com/damnyouwillis/status/1162000953538748417
 +
** https://twitter.com/damnyouwillis/status/1162001059063173120
 +
===16 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.vox.com/2019/8/12/20801941/us-labor-shortage-workers-quit
 +
===17 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/12/1878524/-Trump-s-biggest-supporter-Dinesh-D-Souza-tweets-out-arguably-the-single-stupidest-thing-ever - [[Dinesh D'Souza]] [[global warming]]
 +
** https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/11627405668635975688/17
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/16/1879511/-Largest-doctors-group-leaves-anti-Medicare-for-All-coalition
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/16/1879526/-The-Propaganda-Pact-Between-FOX-News-and-Trump-Revealed-in-Disturbing-New-Emails
 +
===19 (Mon)===
 +
* http://www.ethicalmarkets.com/
 +
===21 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/09/meritocracys-miserable-winners/594760/
 +
** https://hub.toot.cat/channel/woozle/?f=&mid=3cdb688c8a162d9151006751cde47a8b57346f8f5a2b4cff2c3bf0c96deac39b@hub.toot.cat
 +
===23 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.npr.org/2011/03/29/134956180/criminals-see-their-victims-as-less-than-human - psychology of [[othering]]/[[dehumanizing]]
 +
* https://therealnews.com/stories/dnc-rejects-call-for-a-climate-debate
 +
** https://hub.toot.cat/channel/woozle/?f=&mid=39f3bce4c9e5e37bd03ff8578a12db9a853da8c16c31b64d4971fb52c58b96e3@hub.toot.cat
 +
===24 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/john-bolton-ally-suggests-leftists-sent-mail-bombs-deflect-attention-lefts-mobs/ - [[Frank Gaffney]]
 +
** https://octodon.social/@cripdyke/100952330052717520
 +
* https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/tracking-online-hate-groups-reveals-why-theyre-resilient-to-bans/
 +
** https://todon.nl/@Galdrakinn/102672824279195136
 +
* https://theweek.com/articles/858586/why-indigenous-land-rights-are-key-slowing-climate-change
 +
** https://mastodon.at/@tuxom/102673325632685337
 +
===26 (Mon)===
 +
* [https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/ethnicity/ethnic_5.htm World Diversity Patterns]
 +
===27 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/26/1881532/-CNN-media-critic-on-Trump-s-mental-decline-We-can-t-tip-toe-around-it-anymore
 +
===28 (Wed)===
 +
* https://spinster.xyz/@mk/posts/102685073881332644 - [[TERF]] equivocating
 +
* https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius/102692489007287313 - good Morbius thread on libertarianism
 +
===29 (Thu)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-meaning-of-life-in-a-world-without-work - [[jobsolescence]]
 +
===30 (Fri)===
 +
* https://kottke.org/19/08/why-do-chinese-people-like-their-government (link to longer piece, with synopsis): sometimes [[authoritarianism]] works better, or at least is seen that way
 +
==September==
 +
===04 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.facebook.com/sgi.info/?ref=br_rs - [[Soka Gakkai]], a Buddhist cult operating internationally
 +
===07 (Sat)===
 +
* Want to do a page about [[giant radioactive cats]] in reference to the Gilliam cartoon, but need to find the TV version of that. Should also refer to ''The King, the Mice and the Cheese''
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JghxPP1ovP0 Richard Wolff on a Conservative Argument Against Free Education] argument is "we learned our lesson" that giving students loans resulted in colleges raising tuition
 +
* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/05/911-oral-history-flight-93-book-excerpt-228001 - 9/11 official account
 +
* https://www.dailyxtra.com/its-september-and-the-homophobes-are-busy-spreading-hate-161644 - current forms of [[homophobia]]
 +
===08 (Sun)===
 +
* '''2019-09-07''' [https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49615771 Fake news: BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation]
 +
** What happens when the powers-that-be decide they want to suppress a particular news item, and configure the algorithms to designate it "fake"?
 +
** (or, more generally: what is the process by which "fake" is decided?)
 +
* https://www.dailyxtra.com/why-are-queer-people-so-mean-to-each-other-160978 "traumatized communities struggle so profoundly with loving one another."
 +
===09 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/9/5/20849020/alaska-permanent-fund-universal-basic-income - Republicans doing what they do ''yet again and even more obviously'', and ''still getting away with it''
 +
* https://news.avclub.com/john-oliver-filibusters-the-filibuster-on-last-week-ton-1837976722?fbclid=IwAR2gUTwZEVFTnhKB_M9gIHcopagZxKMIO_EdgVBAFh97m2HcbzdoD8SVpGw - addresses myths about the [[filibuster]]
 +
===11 (Wed)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/is-the-modern-mass-extinction-overrated - any rebuttals?
 +
** Like... it takes a long, long time for a new species to really evolve. A hybrid is not quite the same thing.
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/upshot/why-euthanasia-rates-at-animal-shelters-have-plummeted.html
 +
===12 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.outsideonline.com/2401446/norway-adventure-travel-overtourism
 +
* http://proxy.espn.com/espn/page2/story?id=1250751 - Hunter S. Thompson on 9/11
 +
** https://radical.town/@bulkington/102774307934882547
 +
* https://www.newsweek.com/ice-hyper-realistic-training-facility-homes-chicago-arizona-1458721
 +
** https://anarchism.space/@blkstarseed/102776222637710483
 +
** https://toot.cat/@woozle/102779494176427639
 +
===14 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.freightwaves.com/news/us-to-leave-global-postal-union-next-month
 +
** https://mastodon.social/@thomasfuchs/102791384742702035
 +
===15 (Sun)===
 +
* https://theintercept.com/2019/09/12/anti-immigrant-groups-mainstream-media/ - way to go, [[mass media]]
 +
* http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/bari-weiss-book-party.html - so much [[elitism]]
 +
** https://twitter.com/MoiraDonegan/status/1172499634859716608
 +
* https://www.propublica.org/article/we-asked-prosecutors-if-health-insurance-companies-care-about-fraud-they-laughed-at-us
 +
** https://pluspora.com/posts/7b5e9e80b9ae01370968005056264835 (private?)
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2gO4DKVpa8 - 2014: Nick Hanauer explains why capitalism is in trouble but also what he thinks is good about it
 +
===16 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-09-09/a-manufacturing-recession-could-cost-trump-a-second-term
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/15/1885616/-We-need-to-flip-the-script-on-the-how-will-you-pay-for-health-care-question
 +
===17 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/09/jerry-falwell-liberty-university-loans-227914 -- [[Liberty University]]
 +
===21 (Sat)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/where-oil-rigs-go-to-die - story of another rig owned by [[Transocean]], the same company that owned the [[Deepwater Horizon]]
 +
===22 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/us/ice-judge-new-york-city/index.html - ICE used as a threat
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nemy4TD4I3A - sounds like scaremongering about wind turbines
 +
** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL6uB1z95gA "renewable energy is a scam"
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w - what happened to passenger rail in the US
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/the-climate-crisis-explained-in-10-charts
 +
===24 (Tue)===
 +
* Trump impeachment:
 +
** https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/politics/democrats-impeachment-trump.html
 +
** https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/trump-impeachment-democrats-march-to-impeachment-speeds-up-over-trump-ukraine-call-live-updates-2019/
 +
===25 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/25/transgender-man-loses-court-battle-to-be-registered-as-father-freddy-mcconnell
 +
** https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/d93ezs/transgender_man_loses_court_battle_to_be/
 +
===26 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-7ZMSY6bQ - [[Richard Wolff]] debunks some myths about markets and capitalism
 +
** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W0723KubVA - full episode, lots of good stuff
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAkzzoQGifE - [[Richard Wolff]] with an alternative to UBI (it has issues too, tho)
 +
===27 (Fri)===
 +
* https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/09/26/216202/uber-stopped-its-own-investigators-from-reporting-crimes-to-the-police - [[Uber]]
 +
* https://www.thenation.com/article/steve-bannon-foreign-policy-crusade-china/ - [[Steve Bannon]] and [[China]]
 +
** https://mastodon.social/@natecull/102867244182930227
 +
** https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3003283/cold-war-back-steve-bannon-helps-revive-us-committee-target
 +
===28 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-25/why-is-health-insurance-so-expensive-20-000-a-year-for-coverage
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuHSQXxsjM - Mark Blyth (Brown U prof) on why austerity is BS. Gives a lot of conceptual overview on the 2008 crash.
 +
* http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190513-it-only-takes-35-of-people-to-change-the-world - of significance for InstaGov
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* NC GOP corruption:
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** https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article235540347.html
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** https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/ex-gop-chair-north-carolina-plead-guilty-lying-fbi-bribery-n1059726
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** [[Greg Lindberg]]:
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*** "one of the Republican Party's biggest campaign contributors" -- N&O
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*** owns Durham-based [[Eli Global LLC]] and also [[Global Bankers Insurance Group]]
 +
* [[Progress for America]]: "conservative" political action committee
 +
* https://blog.bgcarlisle.com/2019/06/05/on-techbros-in-healthcare-and-medical-research/
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** https://scholar.social/@bgcarlisle/102870627652514559
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===29 (Sun)===
 +
* https://longreads.com/2019/09/26/what-should-universal-basic-income-look-like/ - looks anti-UBI, from the first bits of the counterargument
 +
** claims that jobs aren't actually disappering
 +
* https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/thomas-homan-ice-meltdown-pramila-jayapal.html - the ''real'' system is accidentally revealed just a bit
 +
* https://cybre.space/@rum_and_tea/102853088962528180 - what the Indonesia student protests are actually about
 +
==October==
 +
===1 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/30/1889160/-Dan-Rather-Breathe-See-all-for-what-it-is-Fairly-uncover-right-from-wrong-truth-from-fiction
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===2 (Wed)===
 +
* https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-singular-they/
 +
* https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/pay-for-play-how-labels-pay-songs-radio-871457/ - why GnuMusiq is needed
 +
===3 (Thu)===
 +
* https://science.slashdot.org/story/19/10/02/2356229/government-plans-to-collect-dna-from-detained-immigrants
 +
* https://ejuice.deals/blogs/news/national-save-vaping-day
 +
* https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/10/03/facebook-truth-legum - [[Facebook]] now allows politicians (most notably [[Donald Trump]]) to lie in advertisements
 +
===4 (Fri)===
 +
From someone who for now prefers anonymity:
 +
<blockquote>There's a standard order of operations for asserting a new norm in a culture. First, you craft your hiijack, your initial argument (for the sake of using personal knowledge, this hijack is "[[all lives matter]]" applied to the culture of liberalism). You use it to create something that ostensibly agrees with what the culture currently holds to be true, and will be accepted but in truth is a hook for a line of thought that lines up with what you want the culture to hold true, then you go full-bore saturation fire with it. You ensure everyone in the culture you want to alter has heard it. Those who agree and accept it can be ignored, those who argue are to be moved on from immediately to new pastures, but noted for later.
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 +
Once you have your initial spread of agree and disagree, you profile the groups who disagree, and label them all as one group. (In the example of all lives matter, they were profiled as "dangerous radicals" and "boatrockers" or "black supremacists" towards the end). You create a false camaraderie between them as surely as you push the rest of the culture into rejecting them by labeling them as what the culture hates, then once you have them all in one place, you constantly barrage them with memetic hijacks, small arguments, and incidents designed to frustrate them into violating some arbitrary standard of conduct, which you use to widen the gap between them and the culture you intend to hijack.
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 +
At the same time, you explore tensions within the groups you have herded together and plant infiltrators to play up existing tensions by acting out parts (virtual blackface was part of this) and use it to cause infighting, seeing which groups you can push back towards the hiijacked culture and which groups you can isolate entirely. Once they're infighting and dwindling, no-one in the hijacked culture will really care anymore, having been saturated with misrepresentations and caricatures of the discourse that present the groups you pushed out who objected to your hijack as totally unreasonable, and will have been softened into agreeing with you entirely.
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 +
FYI, twitter is literally perfect for this kind of culture hijack operation.
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</blockquote>
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* https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oE2avtfGQRuSI1-gltcIw-AazA3ov3dEoX-sTbPI6Jw/edit?fbclid=IwAR1T3ttg8PBZ2Ppi5w2J2R1UfUtF6h3eYUM6u7u6xIte9qdtHUz6T12unIc#gid=0
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** https://glammr.us/@platypus/102899737477544269 "Philly baristas adding their wages to a spreadsheet to share how different employers treat them. One column includes whether they need to use govt assistance."
 +
* https://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/748387407/video-games-are-still-blamed-for-gun-violence-despite-studies-showing-no-connect
 +
** https://quey.org/@brianyesh/102566733153835036
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-connected-car-of-the-future-could-kill-off-the-local-auto-repair-shop - yet another way in which technology centralizes/creates power
 +
* https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2019/09/24/tech-reflects-values/ (removed trackers: ?utm_source=desktop-snippet&utm_medium=snippet&utm_campaign=p100-demand-better-business-practices&utm_term=21368&utm_content=REL)
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w82aNHhbwVI - Richard Wolff responds to Fox News criticisms of the Warren wealth tax plan
 +
===5 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.5280.com/2019/09/the-balloon-boy-hoax-solved/ - questionable things that families do when trying to escape from poverty
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-new-york-city-stopped-building-subways - another corner of the train-to-auto transition story
 +
* https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-largest-landowners-in-us/
 +
===6 (Sun)===
 +
* https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/10/outrage-budget-wealthy-article-struggling.html - I agree that context (in this case, cost-of-living) is important, but still: why $400/month on clothes?
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/1/1889299/-Response-to-the-Amber-Guyger-verdict-offers-painful-glimpse-into-white-supremacy-s-widespread-impact
 +
===7 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/6/1890403/-Trump-is-about-to-become-the-Right-wing-smear-machine-s-biggest-unintended-casualty-of-all-time
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/5/1890311/-Trump-is-destroying-an-irreplaceable-world-treasure-in-an-effort-to-speed-up-building-his-wall
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/6/1890074/-Visiting-foreign-journalists-call-out-Trump-s-increasingly-erratic-behavior-Why-won-t-D-C-press
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/7/1890765/-Warren-has-a-plan-to-impose-accountability-on-unethical-judges
 +
===9 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7553127/Even-death-Uighurs-feel-long-reach-Chinese-state.html
 +
* California power outages:
 +
** https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1182047040932470784.html
 +
** https://abc7news.com/weather/2nd-round-of-pg-e-outages-delayed-in-bay-area/5604876/
 +
** https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Shut-offs-begin-PG-E-imposes-mass-blackouts-on-14503033.php
 +
*** https://anticapitalist.party/@shoutcacophony/102933893356717222
 +
===10 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/letter-from-github-employees-to-ceo-about-the-company-s-ice-contract/fb280de9-2bc3-40d5-b1a5-e3b954bf0d25/
 +
** https://anticapitalist.party/@sifr/102939559532748274
 +
===11 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/07/zombie-debt-how-collectors-trick-consumers-into-reviving-dead-debts/
 +
* https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/10/montgomery-real-estate-agent-fired-after-ad-election-black-mayor/3937758002/ - there are still strong pockets of racism, but even in Alabama they are no longer tolerated by the establishment... at least, not openly.
 +
===12 (Sat)===
 +
* https://social.coop/@tbeckett/102946016586612651 - apparently Richard Wolff was against co-ops before he was for them, and may have done some appropriation
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/11/1891793/-Trump-s-disastrous-polling-sends-shockwaves-through-GOP - what matters to Republicans, of course, is the polling -- not the question of whether he did anything wrong
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/11/1891763/-Forget-the-whistleblower-officials-were-screaming-within-minutes-of-Trump-s-call-to-Ukraine
 +
* https://therealnews.com/stories/trump-alters-us-impeachment - imperial presidency
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/8/1891118/-The-Kavanaugh-impeachment-payoff-Watergate-tapes-decision-may-have-been-wrong
 +
* https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/11/07/trump-is-right-about-one-thing-the-economy-does-better-under-the-democrats/#2220bbfa6786
 +
* https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2019/10/12/a-patron-was-hit-by-an-suv-last-night-near-cider-riot-believed-dead/
 +
** https://todon.nl/@showerpickles/102951722789140357
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/9/1890781/-The-boat-on-gradual-change-has-sailed - [[global warming]]
 +
===13 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1890153/-The-fatal-chokehold-funded-by-GoFundMe
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/GenderDifficult/comments/dhho2z/understanding/ - trying to interact with [[TERF]]s
 +
===16 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LR6EA91zLo - Donald Trump's manipulative verbal tactics
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-fbi-agent-who-can-t-stop-thinking-about-waco
 +
* https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/gitlab_employees_gagged/ ([http://reg.cx/2WMc short])
 +
** https://twitter.com/luisbruno/status/1184576038157897729
 +
* https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/10/trump-organization-tax-fraud ([http://vntyfr.com/kHswyLg short])
 +
** https://twitter.com/Martina0169/status/1184552375534653441
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/11/google-contributions-climate-change-deniers
 +
** https://twitter.com/jasonhickel/status/1184393544389165056
 +
===18 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/14/colleges-quietly-rank-prospective-students-based-their-personal-data/
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/10/18/why-arent-we-marching-on-washington-because-we-deserve-this-evil-clown/
 +
** https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/10/18/too-little-too-late-too-florida/
 +
===19 (Sat)===
 +
* https://theintercept.com/2019/01/05/tulsi-gabbard-2020-hindu-nationalist-modi/ - Tulsi Gabbard, Hindu nationalism
 +
* https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/trumps-betrayal-of-rojava
 +
** https://mastodon.cc/@info_activism/102983577860150698
 +
* https://medium.com/@juliaserano/making-sense-of-autogynephilia-debates-73d9051e88d3 - often used in [[TERF]] arguments
 +
===20 (Sun)===
 +
* https://crimethinc.com/2019/10/19/the-ceasefire-is-a-deadly-fraud-a-message-from-a-comrade-in-rojava
 +
** https://newsbots.eu/@itsgoingdown/102992322510007430
 +
===21 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/21/california-city-returns-island-taken-from-native-tribe-in-1860-massacre - reparations
 +
* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-subscription-trap-free-trial-scam-ads-inc - [[Facebook]]-enabled scam
 +
* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/10/13/america-cultural-divide-red-state-blue-state-228111 - this is either [[sensible centrist]] propaganda or legit evidence that even right-wingers use reason to arrive at their views (even if they get a lot of the facts wrong) (displayed title: What Teaching Ethics in Appalachia Taught Me About Bridging America’s Partisan Divide)
 +
 +
===22 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/21/1894178/-The-New-York-Times-somehow-manages-to-disgrace-itself-even-further
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/21/1894084/-Trump-lies-about-Obama-book-and-Netflix-deals-watch-CNN-fact-check-him-in-real-time
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/21/1894068/-Leaked-empowerment-seminar-at-Ernst-Young-compared-women-s-brains-to-soggy-pancakes [[sexism]]
 +
===23 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/8z8yab/everyone_needs_to_stop_saying_homophobic_and/ - perhaps [[homomisia]] is a better word than [[homophobia]]?
 +
* http://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2019/investigations/scientology-clearwater-real-estate/
 +
===24 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/feb/01/nestle-slavery-thailand-fighting-child-labour-lawsuit-ivory-coast
 +
* http://energyjusticenc.org/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f2311b65-3132-4dd0-ab7b-b47dddfdbd88 -- [[Duke Energy]] [[monopoly]]
 +
* https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/twitter-aoc-mark-zuckerberg_us_5db0d79ae4b01ca2a857300f - AOC vs. Facebook
 +
** https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/1187378244150005762
 +
===26 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-23/trump-s-claim-he-boosted-incomes-7-000-differs-from-actual-data
 +
* https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/eight-hours-airport-detention-wanting-talk-about-course-welcome-uk - [[UK/border protection]]
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/bullcity/comments/dmi7ck/nc_senate_just_did_another_big_corporate_tax_cut/
 +
===27 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/weakening-our-system-patent-challenges-will-hurt-consumers-unions-and-health-care
 +
** https://mastodon.social/@eff/103036354819793622
 +
===28 (Mon)===
 +
* https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.4.20191023a/full/ - actual deleterious effects of the telescope
 +
** https://icosahedron.website/@bstacey/103041649520263841
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/25/1895023/-Matt-Bevin-s-dictionary - Republican doublespeak
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/28/1895563/-Facebook-pulls-Green-New-Deal-ad-designed-to-test-its-policy-on-fact-checking-and-lies
 +
===29 (Tue)===
 +
* https://lithub.com/on-discovering-a-multimillion-dollar-trove-of-hitlers-looted-art-in-a-berlin-apartment/ - German government secrecy around Nazi art theft
 +
===30 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/
 +
* https://popular.info/p/facebook-allows-prominent-right-wing - [[Daily Wire]] [[Ben Shapiro]] [[right wing/media machine]]
 +
** https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1189216741836107776
 +
* https://www.theringer.com/2019/10/28/20935390/hong-kong-protest-movement-china-nba
 +
* https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952 - Twitter bans all paid political ads!
 +
** https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-30/twitter-to-ban-political-advertising-globally-ceo-dorsey-says
 +
* https://uni.news/no-gender-neutral-sanitary-pads-are-not-eliminating-women/ - a corporation actually comes down against TERF ideology
 +
==November==
 +
===01 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.oregonlive.com/beer/2019/11/portlands-cider-riot-bar-to-close-nov-10.html
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/31/1896505/--Floridian-Trump-may-not-qualify-and-his-NY-audit-just-got-more-interesting-and-personal - Trump's KKK draft-dodging family history
 +
* https://www.thenation.com/article/college-hunger-homelessness/
 +
===02 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/1/1896591/-New-ABC-Washington-Post-poll-full-of-troubling-signs-for-Trump
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/1/1896684/-GOP-Senators-admit-reality-Quid-pro-Quo-is-real-Trump-committed-extortion
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/1/1896586/-Court-won-t-block-Mississippi-Jim-Crow-law-but-sends-strong-signal-it-may-after-Election-Day
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/bullcity/comments/dq9uki/regarding_the_budget_veto_override_the_majority/
 +
** https://www.reddit.com/r/bullcity/comments/dprlsk/watch_the_budget_vote_keeps_getting_canceled/
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/1/1896713/-Danish-millionaire-slams-Donny-Deutsch-for-F-ing-Denmark-comment-discussing-Medicare-for-All
 +
* https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/10/david-letterman-conversation-with-nell-scovell - David Letterman, sexism, consent/[[coercion]]
 +
* https://www.fastcompany.com/90422553/the-first-map-of-americas-food-supply-chain-is-mind-boggling
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/29/the-fight-over-water-how-nestle-dries-up-us-creeks-to-sell-water-in-plastic-bottles
 +
* https://www.propublica.org/article/the-irs-tried-to-hide-emails-that-show-tax-industry-influence-over-free-file-program
 +
===03 (Sun)===
 +
* http://owedunpaidwages.com/wp-content/uploads/report/wage-theft-2017-report/phone/index.html (sources at end)
 +
===04 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/25/773138356/behind-the-scenes-of-cdcs-vaping-investigation
 +
** https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease/need-to-know/index.html#symptoms - relevant info
 +
** https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/health/vaping-illnesses.html
 +
** https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1911995 - why they're focusing on flavored products: "Unlike traditional cigarettes, ENDS use solvents to heat and aerosolize the flavorants (known as “juices”),4 which consist of various aldehydes and alcohols, and complications can arise as the mixing and aerosolization of these components create new compounds. Moreover, ENDS are increasingly used to deliver cannabis oils and concentrates."
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-work-has-failed-us-because-it-s-making-it-impossible-to-start-a-family
 +
===05 (Tue)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan-s-rules-for-bullshit-busting-and-critical-thinking
 +
===06 (Wed)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/11/06/phillip-johnson-is-dead/
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103091230527622524
 +
** https://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2011/12/phillip-johnson-one-of-very-best.html
 +
* https://humanparts.medium.com/laziness-does-not-exist-3af27e312d01 (HTYP crossover) [[laziness]] [[homelessness]]
 +
* https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/03/greensboro-massacre-white-nationalism-klan-229873
 +
* https://medium.com/@jeffhanton/dismantling-the-b-slur-how-ok-boomer-is-a-victory-for-russia-d52769b4ab55 - satire
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/11/05/ok-boomer-year-old-lawmaker-shuts-down-heckler-during-climate-change-speech/
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/well/family/adventure-playgrounds-junk-playgrounds.html
 +
===07 (Thu)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-work-has-failed-us-because-it-s-making-it-impossible-to-start-a-family
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===09 (Sat)===
 +
* {{l/wp|Public Universal Friend}}: nonbinary person in the 1700s
 +
===11 (Mon)===
 +
* https://nypost.com/2019/11/02/stanford-professor-who-changed-america-with-just-one-study-was-also-a-liar/
 +
** https://twitter.com/HelenHsuPsyD/status/1193800670148608000?s=07
 +
* http://www.dicksmithfairgo.com.au/ - [[economic disparity]] in [[Australia]] has similar causes as that in the US
 +
===12 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vb58zj/atandt-gets-a-wrist-slap-for-lying-about-its-unlimited-data-plans
 +
* https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/when-will-someone-go-jail-new-report-shows-google-secretly-storing-health-data
 +
** https://radical.town/@CyclopsCaveman/103125007136423536
 +
===13 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/01/louisianas-disappearing-coast - The problem is that the area is sustained by periodic flooding, but people keep trying to stop the floods. If people are going to live there in the long term, they need to be able to let the floods happen. ...but instead all the big money is being spent on artificially recreating the sedimentation that used to be done naturally by the floods, which is very expensive.
 +
* https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/fighting-crime-with-san-diegos-real-life-superhero-squad - more [[Real Life Superheroes]]
 +
* https://hinessight.blogs.com/salempoliticalsnark/2019/11/homelessness-is-a-problem-thats-too-big-for-salem-to-solve.html
 +
** "economic expansion is 11 years old and '''unemployment is very low'''" (emphasis mine) -- I keep hearing this, but I am highly suspicious of it.
 +
** It doesn't make sense that there are more homeless people when jobs are plentiful.
 +
** The article seems to be ascribing it to "[[income inequality]]", but if there are enough jobs to go around, the only thing I can read into that is that they're assigning it to low minimum wage (confirmed-ish: article adds "many people are employed at low-paying jobs...") -- people have jobs, but the jobs aren't enough to live on.
 +
** This is belied, however, by homeless people on street corners. They're often explicitly asking for work, but even if they weren't: if they had a job, they wouldn't have time to stand around on a street corner all day, would they?
 +
** The article doesn't seem to mention the rising cost of housing, which is in part due to income inequality (the housing market tends to aim high, for some reason, so a wider spread leaves housing out of reach for more people).
 +
** "Yes, conservatives have a role to play in combatting homelessness" -- mainly, causing it. -.-
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* https://io9.gizmodo.com/gay-marriage-in-the-year-100-ad-951140108
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===14 (Thu)===
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* https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jul/18/alexandria-ocasio-cortez/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-wrong-several-counts-abou/
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** https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2018/07/22/more-people-probably-work-multiple-jobs-than-the-government-realizes/#587f2d232a21 - she wasn't as wrong as all that
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===17 (Sun)===
 +
* do {{l/wp|Ergophobia}} and {{l/wp|Drapetomania}} have the same underlying cause? They don't call it [[wage slavery]] for nothing... (h/t: sophia kara)
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/against-big-philanthropy
 +
* https://aeon.co/essays/the-little-ice-age-is-a-history-of-resilience-and-surprises
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===18 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.durham.police.uk/news-and-events/Pages/News%20Articles/Honest-residents-.aspx
 +
* https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/man-charged-with-theft-for-removing-police-gps-tracker-from-his-car/ - this one is a bit complicated
 +
===19 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.theblaze.com/news/puberty-blocking-drugs-used-to-treat-gender-dysphoria-in-kids-linked-to-thousands-of-deaths - transphobic BS
 +
** https://twitter.com/theblaze/status/1177326980200566788 - lots of transphobia here
 +
** https://twitter.com/kyledellenbaugh/status/1177621249872273412 - juniper links to a debunking
 +
* https://onezero.medium.com/the-utah-statement-reviving-antimonopoly-traditions-for-the-era-of-big-tech-e6be198012d7
 +
===20 (Wed)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/speaking-truth-to-the-powerful -- another level where politically-motivated [[disinformation]] operates
 +
===21 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/20/1900896/-Maine-group-incites-violence-against-Muslims-yet-Facebook-won-t-remove-them-Here-s-why
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/20/1900703/-Schiff-Republicans-aren-t-bothered-by-Trump-s-wrongdoing-but-upset-that-he-got-caught - to the Right, anything is ok as long as it works, and referees are the problem
 +
===22 (Fri)===
 +
* https://jezebel.com/former-employees-say-bosses-at-national-center-for-tran-1839929520
 +
* https://jezebel.com/georgia-school-district-reverses-trans-inclusive-bathro-1839161624
 +
* https://jezebel.com/hilary-clinton-and-the-terf-trap-1839034429
 +
* https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/ - ice melt ([[global warming/effects]])
 +
===23 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.quantamagazine.org/barbara-liskov-is-the-architect-of-modern-algorithms-20191120/ - [[sexism]]
 +
===25 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a29875104/ufo-research-evolution/ - ok, so now can they give 9/11 research the same benefit?
 +
* https://www.stopusingfacebook.co/
 +
* https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Missing_stair
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-our-intuition-about-sea-level-rise-is-wrong - missing gravity has local effects
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/24/1901708/-SecNav-s-Letter-of-Resignation
 +
===26 (Tue)===
 +
* https://reason.com/2019/10/14/how-two-seasteaders-wound-up-marked-for-death/
 +
===27 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/russia-troll-2020-election-interference-twitter-916482/ - disinformation
 +
* https://tech.lgbt/@rantingsteve/103209907092554479 - "cis" is not a slur
 +
* http://www.openculture.com/2019/11/prisons-around-the-u-s-are-banning-and-restricting-access-to-books.html
 +
** https://tooot.im/@OpenCulture/103211185569556169
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/opinion/military-right-to-repair.html
 +
===29 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.revealnews.org/article/behind-the-smiles/ - [[Amazon.com]]
 +
===30 (Sat)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/11/30/what-is-2-2/
 +
** https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/08/20/540965889/in-turkey-schools-will-stop-teaching-evolution-this-fall
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103226901205756342
 +
* https://freedomnews.org.uk/the-revolt-in-iran/
 +
** https://sunbeam.city/@GreenandBlack/103227759659578002
 +
==December==
 +
===02 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/30/facebook-labels-post-as-false-for-singapore/
 +
** https://twitter.com/Liberationtech/status/1201516656939405314
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/6/1832592/-Red-MAGA-hats-are-actually-the-new-Red-Shirts-and-their-defenders-the-new-Confederate-revisionists
 +
** https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/1201516880101617666
 +
* https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1199779549803794432.html - The Red Summer
 +
** https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius/103238438632223977
 +
===03 (Tue)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/it-s-a-miracle-helsinki-s-radical-solution-to-homelessness
 +
** https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/03/its-a-miracle-helsinkis-radical-solution-to-homelessness
 +
*** [https://getpocket.com/explore/item/it-s-a-miracle-helsinki-s-radical-solution-to-homelessness reprint]
 +
* https://story.californiasunday.com/homeless-families
 +
* https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/tag/the-fight-to-reduce-homelessness
 +
 +
===04 (Wed)===
 +
* https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/man-dies-while-queuing-at-job-centre-months-after-being-declared-fit-for-work-1274778
 +
* https://www.politwoops.com/countries - all deleted tweets from politicians, by country
 +
===05 (Thu)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/12/05/the-perfect-social-medium/
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/12/03/that-a-zygote-is-human-does-not-imply-that-it-is-a-person/ - deliberate ambiguation
 +
* https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/find-out-how-this-canadian-city-has-eliminated-homelessness/
 +
** https://mastodon.sdf.org/@salixlucida/103255495722225454
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/4/1903509/-Climate-science-denier-Happer-says-he-resigned-from-White-House-post-because-officials-brainwashed
 +
* https://www.seventeen.com/life/school/news/a42844/utah-cheerleaders-uniforms-shamed-impure-thoughts/
 +
===06 (Fri)===
 +
* https://jezebel.com/this-is-most-definitely-the-way-to-prevent-cyberbullyin-1840254474
 +
===07 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.boredpanda.com/sia-pays-strangers-groceries-bills/ - kindness exists
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-2-year-study-of-more-than-5-000-people-shows-this-1-activity-destroys-your-emotional-and-physical - [[Facebook]] is bad for your mental health
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/5/1903741/-Crazy-Stupid-Republican-of-the-Day-Mike-Pence-2019-Update
 +
===08 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/03/what-would-happen-if-we-randomly-gave-poor-families-now-we-know/ - more UBI evidence
 +
* http://www.ainfos.ca/en/ainfos40994.html - Process begins for an Anarchist Congress in Chile -- Call to a pro-Federal Assembly
 +
* https://time.com/5745364/wealth-tax-constitution/
 +
* https://www.instagram.com/p/B5s94a5B8sY/ - protest against Portland's anti-poor policies
 +
* https://www.liberationnews.org/bronx-speakout-demands-closure-of-fake-abortion-clinic/
 +
** https://mastodon.social/@Y3WTREE/103274356670003056
 +
* https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tory-manifesto-pledges-to-scrap-fixed-term-parliaments-act-after-mps-repeatedly-blocked-his-election-plan_uk_5ddaa081e4b00149f71e56e9
 +
===09 (Mon)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/12/09/the-police-could-always-use-horoscopes-dowsing-and-psychics-to-find-culprits/
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103278270470108098
 +
* https://twitter.com/SuzanneWTweets/status/1202988274584817669 - NHS in seriously bad shape
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/9/1904447/-CNN-has-yet-another-GOP-problem
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/9/1904457/-Warren-discloses-pay-for-decades-of-legal-work-and-the-media-s-double-standard-goes-into-overdrive
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/9/1904463/-Republicans-throw-tantrum-over-criticism-of-Trump-during-impeachment-hearing - the "criticism" was eyewitness testimony
 +
===10 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/03/what-would-happen-if-we-randomly-gave-poor-families-now-we-know/ - UBI evidence
 +
* https://www.ecowatch.com/siberia-sea-boiling-methane-2640900862.html
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103283532831937393
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/peter-hotez-vs-measles-and-the-anti-vaccination-movement
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/9/1904449/-Same-protestor-yelling-Trump-is-innocent-at-impeachment-hearing-called-for-Obama-to-be-lynched - InfoWars spreading disinformation again
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/9/1904491/-Supreme-Court-allows-Kentucky-law-mandating-abortion-harassment-to-go-into-effect - the [[War on Women]] again
 +
* {{l/wp|Gibbard's theorem}} needs to be taken into account when designing voting systems. cf InstaGov
 +
===11 (Wed)===
 +
* https://twitter.com/NeverAgainActn/status/1204535728564293634 - Army arresting doctors wanting access to sick children in detainment camps
 +
** https://twitter.com/IwriteOK/status/1204561392621281280
 +
* https://twitter.com/digiwonk/status/1204582608828608513 - Autism Speaks and "curing" autism
 +
* https://twitter.com/workingdog_/status/1204623955346243586 - being fired for asking questions
 +
* https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2019-greta-thunberg/
 +
===12 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.themarysue.com/republican-lies-in-the-senate/
 +
* https://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/greeks-set-to-face-heavy-fines-if-they-don-t-spend-30-per-cent-of-their-income-electronically-20191209-p53i14.html
 +
===13 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50779766 "Was it a Facebook election?"
 +
* https://twitter.com/air_intel/status/1205558791422566400 - protests against the election results
 +
** https://twitter.com/vapidvas/status/1205573139100504065 - "protests tonight in london getting violent and getting very little news coverage"
 +
** https://twitter.com/Alison1mackITV/status/1205578390557863937
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/12/1905165/-After-73-year-old-Trump-bullied-16-year-old-Thunberg-on-Twitter-she-once-again-made-a-fool-of-him
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/11/1905075/-Anti-Semitic-attack-in-Jersey-City-apparently-fueled-by-black-nationalist-sect-s-hatemongering
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/12/1905203/-Fox-News-Chris-Wallace-says-Trump-done-damage-with-his-historic-assault-on-Freedom-of-the-Press
 +
* https://eand.co/this-is-how-a-society-dies-35bdc3c0b854
 +
** https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/13/1905388/-A-Must-Read
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/12/1905203/-Fox-News-Chris-Wallace-says-Trump-done-damage-with-his-historic-assault-on-Freedom-of-the-Press
 +
 +
===15 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.propublica.org/article/why-are-cops-around-the-world-using-this-outlandish-mindreading-tool
 +
* https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/millennials-are-leaving-religion-and-not-coming-back/
 +
* https://jezebel.com/harvard-geneticist-making-genetics-based-dating-app-thi-1840445359
 +
===16 (Mon)===
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/12/16/but-i-thought-they-were-the-law-and-order-party/ - GOP: not really law-and-order
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103317557573278921
 +
** https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/conservative-evangelicals-arent-hypocrites-theyre-sadists/ - white evangelical "Christians" are sadists
 +
* https://represent.us/divided-we-fall/
 +
* https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/nebraska-farmers-vote-overwhelmingly-right-repair# [[right to repair]]
 +
===17 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-16/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-that-protects-homeless-who-sleep-on-sidewalk "Los Angeles officials expressed disappointment with the court’s decision not to hear the case, saying that the lower court ruling had left the law unclear about what local officials could do." -- seems fair, since a ruling the other way would have left homeless people in a similarly "unclear" situation, to say the least.
 +
* https://twitter.com/TheRaDR/status/935325803163930625 - Judaism and [trans]gender
 +
* https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-proposes-social-security-rule-changes-that-could-cut-off-thousands-of-disabled-recipients/ar-AAK3h8B
 +
* https://twitter.com/mer__edith/status/1206989263449010177 -- Google upping their evil
 +
** https://twitter.com/Moonalice/status/1206943391445143554
 +
** [[:File:2019-12-17.Twitter.@aprilaser.jpg]] - from https://twitter.com/aprilaser/status/1206948537948200960
 +
*** https://twitter.com/aprilaser/status/1207046584468299776 - related
 +
** https://twitter.com/mcmillen/status/1088441108768714752 - Google lobbied the NLRB to remove worker protections for organizing
 +
===18 (Wed)===
 +
* https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/12/inside-roger-ailes-twisted-game-of-mind-control-fox-news-bombshell-movie (includes autoplay videos)
 +
** “They need rich people! Rich people pay the taxes for schools and roads. Rich people create jobs. Rich people give to charity.”
 +
** "Can you ever remember a time, EVER, when the government actually FIXED a problem? They just charge higher and higher taxes and come up with more and more problems. You’re too young, but I remember when this country was great, when earning an honest buck meant something. Come back after you make some of these points on air.”
 +
* https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/
 +
* https://monsterpit.cloud/s/4XJAdJzcod7CLiH#pdfviewer - an anti-TERF judgement
 +
** https://monsterpit.net/@xaphania/103330879925965929
 +
* https://therealnews.com/stories/protests-paralyze-india-racist-anti-muslim-law-passed
 +
* https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-boris-johnsons-brexit-won
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/17/1906253/-The-Space-Patrol-finds-massive-methane-release-visible-from-space-and-it-s-not-from-cow-farts
 +
===19 (Thu)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/18/judge-rules-against-charity-worker-who-lost-job-over-transgender-tweets
 +
** https://www.fastcompany.com/90445934/is-j-k-rowling-transphobic-who-is-maya-forstater-your-questions-about-the-uk-scandal-answered
 +
** https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50858919
 +
** https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/12/19/rachel-mckinnon-jk-rowling-maya-forstate-opinion/
 +
** https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/12/20/mara-wilson-child-star-matilda-movie-jk-rowling-trans-tweet/
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-cell-phone.html
 +
* https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/hundreds-of-pink-slime-local-news-outlets-are-distributing-algorithmic-stories-conservative-talking-points.php - actual fake news
 +
* https://theintercept.com/2019/12/19/a-z-trump-impeachment/ - things he ''should'' have been impeached for
 +
* https://jezebel.com/the-terfs-have-gotten-to-j-k-rowling-1840530692
 +
** https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/12/19/21029874/jk-rowling-transgender-tweet-terf
 +
*** https://twitter.com/transscribe/status/1207756548321284097?s=09
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/18/1906402/-It-s-on-Susan-Collins-launches-centrist-bipartisan-commonsense-2020-re-election-bid
 +
* https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/politics/lindsey-graham-trump-impeachment-trial/index.html?link_id=3&can_id=30eca577cc7f42e330e97c750df22d78
 +
 +
===20 (Fri)===
 +
* https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/british-transgender-woman-given-residency-in-safer-new-zealand
 +
* https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/12/20/the-2019-election-was-won-on-the-back-of-lies-and-facebook-helped/
 +
* https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-rep-matt-shea-engaged-in-domestic-terrorism-against-the-u-s-says-state-house-inquiry/
 +
** https://twitter.com/EmilyGorcenski/status/1207895405398233089
 +
** https://web.archive.org/web/20191220125454/https://www.facebook.com/mattsheawa/posts/10220865721578991 - archive of post
 +
** [[:File:2019-12-20.screenshot.Facebook.Matthew Shea - MY INITIAL RESPONSE.png]] - screenshot when logged in
 +
*** I also saved the text but don't yet have a good way of presenting raw HTML
 +
** http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/matt-shea-christian-terrorism-washington-report-ammon-bundy.html
 +
* http://www.florianfoos.net/resources/Foos_Bischof_Hillsborough.pdf - the influence of right-wing media on public discourse
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/people-with-extreme-political-views-have-trouble-thinking-about-their-own-thinking
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time]
 +
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl39KHS07Xc Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI]
 +
 +
===21 (Sat)===
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/technology/amazon-sellers.html
 +
* https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/transgender-truscum-tucutes-kelpselves/ - a word from the deplorables
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/16/1906109/--I-want-to-talk-to-the-white-people-out-there-Donny-Deutsch-unloads-on-Trump-supporters
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/12/1905250/-Nikki-Haley-whines-that-your-outrage-culture-won-t-let-her-both-sides-the-Confederate-flag
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/22/1886450/-The-Republican-Party-is-a-climate-crisis
 +
* '''2013-05-15''' [https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024 Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature]
 +
* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/17/1906247/-Mike-Pence-deep-sixed-his-aide-s-impeachment-testimony-Schiff-says-it-raises-profound-questions
 +
* https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/beauty-pageant-tells-transgender-woman-allow-natural-woman-contestants/
 +
* [https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)31420-9 Metacognitive Failure as a Feature of Those Holding Radical Beliefs]
 +
===22 (Sun)===
 +
* https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/17/21011079/senate-bias-2020-data-for-progress - the history of disproportionate representation in the US
 +
===23 (Mon)===
 +
* https://www.quora.com/I-was-an-intruder-What-is-it-like-to-be-your-parents-least-favourite-child/answer/Jane-Marsee - an example of why someone might not have any sympathy for "welfare moochers"
 +
* https://e621.net/post/show/2090986 - comments repeat some popular attacks on trans rights
 +
** [https://web.archive.org/web/20191223145028/https://e621.net/post/show/2090986 archive.org]
 +
* https://features.propublica.org/navy-uss-mccain-crash/navy-installed-touch-screen-steering-ten-sailors-paid-with-their-lives/
 +
===24 (Tue)===
 +
* https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-wins-sixth-term-in-us-senate.html?fbclid=IwAR1PusZplRJ8PSx8efW6NJNsMmwOGNMuvs7CslvczO-jWHIFarnRHs1rphQ - some [[Mitch McConnell]] history
 +
* https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/12/24/highly-on-brand-for-a-billionaire/ - prison labor vs. immigrant labor
 +
** https://octodon.social/@pzmyers/103364270466549257
 +
* https://www.newsweek.com/trump-committing-felony-bribery-giving-fundraising-cash-gop-senators-ahead-impeachment-trial-1468946
 +
* https://aeon.co/ideas/we-have-the-tools-and-technology-to-work-less-and-live-better
 +
===25 (Wed)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/grandma-s-dementia-made-her-forget-her-homophobia - includes some of the "reasoning" around anti-gay ideology
 +
===26 (Thu)===
 +
* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-woman-who-smashed-codes-the-untold-story-of-cryptography-pioneer-elizebeth-friedman - [[erasure of women]]
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* https://www.justfacts.com/ - looks pretty seriously biased; not sure who runs it, but "president and cofounder" is [[James D. Agresti]]:
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** [https://acton.org/node/8974 Action Institute]
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** [https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/james-agresti Heartland Institute] policy advosor
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** [https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/users/james-d-agresti Intellectual Takeout]
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** [https://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/james-d-agresti/ Washington Times] lists him as a "topic"
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** [https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/just-facts/ Media Bias / Fact Check]
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*** [https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/just-facts-daily/ MB/FC of Just Facts Daily] "slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation."
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** [https://www.cnsnews.com/author/james-agresti CNSNews]
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** [https://www.crisismagazine.com/author/james-agresti Crisis Magazine]
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** [http://www.jerseyconservative.com/Profiles/AgrestiJames1.html Jersey Conservative] (contributor)
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** author of ''[[Rational Conclusions]]'' ([https://books.google.com/books/about/Rational_Conclusions.html?id=Q9J-swEACAAJ&source=kp_author_description Google Books]) "James D. Agresti is a former atheist who became a Christian after reading the Bible over the course of a year and finding objective evidence for its accuracy." "Rational Conclusions explains how a broad array of academic disciplines such as history, archaeology, physics, microbiology, and many other sciences support Biblical texts."
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* https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/26/russia-starts-testing-its-own-internal-internet/
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** https://twitter.com/maddow/status/1210306796491071496
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*** https://twitter.com/Woozalia/status/1210314886808506368
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* https://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/27/business/job-insecurity-of-workers-is-a-big-factor-in-fed-policy.html - Greenspan, the Fed, and the link between inflation and [[job insecurity]]
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1907945/-Biden-campaign-s-dangerous-steaming-pile-of-crap-theory - Republicans are done with democracy
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/26/1906015/-You-know-that-trainload-of-hundreds-of-bills-Senate-Republicans-have-blocked-Here-s-a-linked-list
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* https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/plant-based-burgers-will-make-men-grow-boobs-livestock-news-reports/
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* https://www.wral.com/federal-court-to-block-nc-s-voter-id-requirement-before-2020-elections/18855017/
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* https://yiff.life/@Anarchist_Mallrat/103381653385018639 - racist coup at the [[Romance Writers of America]]
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* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/danvergano/5g-is-going-to-screw-up-weather-forecasts-meteorologists - problems with [[5G]]
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** https://mastodon.social/@Y3WTREE/103382276136331347
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* https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/23/787403509/for-her-head-cold-insurer-coughed-up-25-865
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/1/1868767/-Dozens-of-Jews-arrested-protesting-detention-center-When-we-say-never-again-we-fucking-mean-it - ICE
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/if-you-re-so-smart-why-aren-t-you-rich-turns-out-it-s-just-chance - extreme wealth is mostly luck
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** https://getpocket.com/explore/item/want-to-be-super-successful-science-says-do-any-1-of-these-10-things -- while ''Inc.'' is claiming that the opposite is "science"
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* http://www.drroyspencer.com/2017/09/uah-global-temperature-update-for-august-2017-0-41-deg-c/ comment: "fake news on tv. fake government stats on temps. fake news on hurricanes, Irma does not have a eyewall. cat 1 at best."
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** {{l/wp|Hurricane Irma}} "was an extremely powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path in September 2017. Irma was the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the Leeward Islands on record, followed by Maria two weeks later. [...] Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime [...]. It was also the most intense hurricane to strike the continental United States since Katrina in 2005 [...]. The word Irmageddon was coined soon after the hurricane to describe the damage caused by the hurricane."
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** article links to JERS's [[John Locke Foundation]] lecture [https://www.carolinajournal.com/video/dukes-staddon-explains-how-flawed-science-skews-public-policy-debates/ Duke’s Staddon explains how flawed science skews public policy debates]
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* http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/climate-change-worst-case-scenario-now-looks-unrealistic.html - but still not wrong
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** {{l/wp|David Wallace-Wells}}
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* https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-27/immigration-opponents-enforcement-detention - ICE
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/27/1908111/-GOP-Senate-Whip-John-Cornyn-inadevertently-reveals-the-entire-story-on-Republican-health-care-policy - Republicans are aware of the problem, but attack any potential solution and don't offer their own
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* https://stopevictions.network/ ([https://web.archive.org/web/20191228192101/https://stopevictions.network/ archive.org])
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/12/27/1908085/-NYT-obtains-shocking-testimony-against-SEAL-Trump-pardoned-The-guy-is-freaking-evil - sadism in the military, supported by the Trumpist Right
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* https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/12/college-dreams-say-no-avoid-student-debt.html
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* https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a30338692/y2k-panic/ "Twenty years ago, we were all pretty sure the world was going to end on January 1, 2000—or, if not the world, then at least civilization." ...uhh, no, nobody seriously thought that was likely. Experts believed it was ''possible'', which is why so much effort went into y2k remediation, but the worst-case scenario was barely more than a joke.
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* https://indyweek.com/news/voices/how-i-became-part-of-the-silent-sam-story/
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** https://www.facebook.com/MelvinFrankOrrIII/posts/10100126814949270?__cft__[0]=AZUgwy1PgeqIeT-IFY-L6QWW0XBG0fKXy3hUZO8B9ks4lvFkm96sVl5jB0_OhhC-xq6uZzqO3fFm49NI7nl7eDh_65quY7kwIcu80xswaLpBPHUr9TdhFVkeUQbygwddT5neEeYXAg5mN8S98uNuFwk9NuIV3Mbb388n310WAl8UYQ&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R
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Excerpts:
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<blockquote>About a half-dozen news stories in, trying to find the text of this judgment, I read through The [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/us/unc-silent-sam.html ''New York Times''' write-up] on the settlement. Still no documents, but also a curious entry in the story: the head of the SCV, a Chatham County probation officer named R. Kevin Stone, "did not know specifically when his group had sued the university."
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Now, I've litigated cases where one party or the other is a bit clueless about what's going on. I don't expect a plaintiff to know the day, hour, and minute when their attorney filed a lawsuit. But I certainly expect them to have at least a ballpark idea when they're a law enforcement officer talking with a national news outlet about a multimillion-dollar settlement that dwarfs the group's annual budget by a couple of orders of magnitude.
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So I decided to find out for Stone. The courts were still closed for the holiday weekend, but, like many litigators, I also have remote access to the civil lawsuit information system. And it turned out the lawsuit was filed, served, answered, and settled on the same day. (When the court reopened, we learned it was even faster: Everything was done in seven minutes.)
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[...]
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Meanwhile, so many people have discovered problems with the case that it looks like the legal equivalent of a recursive dumpster fire. The [[Sons of Confederate Veterans|SCV]]? Never had standing to sue in the first place. The [[United Daughters of the Confederacy]], which had "assigned" its "rights" to SCV to bring the lawsuit? Never owned the statue. That assignment of UDC's rights? Violated state law.
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UNC's president? He signed the settlement the day before it was voted on. The Board of Governors chairman? He signed it five days before the vote &ndash; and a day before the UDC assigned its rights to the SCV. The lawsuit the plaintiff filed? A former general counsel at UNC told me he's certain it was drafted by [[Womble Bond Dickinson]], the firm representing UNC.
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And that’s not even getting into the connections between the judge and that law firm, or reports of the SCV's leadership being involved in embezzlement, gang activity, and pulling guns on dissenters when questions were asked.
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This is all just a toe-in-the-water of the chicanery that's been unearthed in the #SilentSham scandal so far.
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</blockquote>
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* https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-virginia-poverty-gets-worse-under-trump-economy-not-better/ -- [[errorism]] (Trump lied about this)
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* https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/12/27/trans-woman-died-toronto-canada-julie-berman/ -- [[errorism]]: lies spread about trangenderity fuel stochastic terrorism
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* https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/united-states-spend-ten-times-more-on-fossil-fuel-subsidies-than-education/ -- [[errorism]]: money diverted from education prevents voters from understanding what's being done to them, destroys the environment
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* https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-bears-insomnia-hibernation-warm-winter-1479038 - a global warming effect
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* https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/30/you-have-utterly-no-clue-why-climate-emergency-is-australias-ultimate-outrage-trigger
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** &ldquo;The term 'climate emergancy' ''(sic)'' [...] is very misleading to my residents of Wollondilly. I respect your view to have an opinion on the theory that man is causing catastrophic global warming. I would like you to respect my view that there is none, and I won’t be deviating from a stance thats is filled with so may (sic) flaws and misconceptions.&rdquo; &ndash; Simon Landow, a former [https://www.wollondillyadvertiser.com.au/story/5500324/wollondilly-liberal-candidate-named/ candidate for Liberal preselection]
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* {{l/wp|Unicorn Riot}}: ruled by consensus
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/18/1893465/-Let-s-get-real-about-Tulsi-Gabbard
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* https://sunbeam.city/@queerdomcjewface/103394082262667991 "if voting changed anything, they would make it illegal" -- but yes, they do this
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* https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1210662988828442624.html - [[Sonos]] "sustainability" feature prevents reuse
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** https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/30/21042871/sonos-recycle-mode-trade-up-program-controversy
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/1/1861979/-FL-HS-valedictorian-barred-from-giving-speech-honoring-her-immigrant-parents
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/9/1856583/-Chobani-Yogurt-announces-it-will-pay-off-all-of-Rhode-Island-district-s-school-lunch-debt
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/8/1840559/-This-Arkansas-state-senator-smacks-the-GOP-gun-lobby-down-so-hard-she-has-to-stop-for-a-smoke-break
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/16/1864985/-Sharia-court-orders-jail-for-rape-victim-unless-kids-handed-to-rapist-Wait-I-meant-Alabama
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/18/1865667/-I-am-sick-of-non-Jews-telling-us-what-s-anti-Semitic
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/7/1897871/-Bill-Gates-challenges-Elizabeth-Warren-to-discuss-wealth-tax-and-she-calls-his-bluff
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/16/1885852/-Muslim-American-mayor-was-wrongfully-detained-at-JFK-for-hours-asked-if-he-knew-any-terrorists - egads but CBP sucks
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* https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/25/1887897/-MSNBC-cuts-away-from-Trump-We-hate-to-do-this-but-the-president-isn-t-telling-the-truth
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* https://getpocket.com/explore/item/unlike-most-millennials-norway-s-are-rich
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* https://www.vox.com/2019/12/27/21039043/ibrahim-samirah-virginia-single-family-zoning - Democrat proposes deregulation, Republican doesn't like it
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* https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/21/facebook-posts/social-media-meme-says-alan-greenspan-said-insecur/ - Alan Greenspan never actually said worker insecurity is good for society, at least not directly. It's not clear whether he actually had a position on whether it was good for society; all of his statements regarded its objective economic effects.
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* https://blob.jortage.com/blobs/3/3c4/33c4712d78eb3959a9c45921d1ec65bdbc13c687f3263b8d8c324559a7190ce994e86923a814151a69f798be386be9123b2ffecb342b5e6e91c2d117a5b19e73 - another explanation of why many American "Christians" don't actually want to help the poor
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** https://mst3k.interlinked.me/@Elizafox/103377015869857732
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* https://archpaper.com/2017/07/trees-sequester-carbon-myth/ - until further evidence comes to light, urban tree-planting does not create any significant amount of carbon sequestration.
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** Some quick chatroom figuring:
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*** How much carbon does a tree sequester?
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**** [https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2016-2-march-april/ask-mr-green/how-much-carbon-do-trees-really-store Sierra Club] says "Plant, say, one silver maple today, and in 25 years &ndash; assuming it survives &ndash; it will have sequestered about 400 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration" -- which comes to 16 pounds/year
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**** ncsu.edu ([https://web.archive.org/web/20191112073434/https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/treesofstrength/treefact.htm archive.org]: "A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old."
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*** How much CO2 do we currently emit?
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**** [https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/co2-emissions-will-break-another-record-in-2019/ SciAm]: "By the end of the year [2019], emissions from industrial activities and the burning of fossil fuels will pump an estimated 36.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere." This is a forecast, and apparently record-breaking; I can't quickly find what last year's number was...
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**** If everyone on earth planted a tree, how many trees would that be?
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***** "Earth's human population reached approximately seven billion on 31 October 2011."
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***** If every individual on earth somehow had the ability to plant a tree (or to have one planted for them) that would be 7 billion new trees, each sequestering ~48 pounds per year, for a total of 336 billion pounds, that comes to 152407036.32 metric tons, call it 152 million metric tons.
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*** by how much do we need to reduce carbon emissions in order to reverse global warming?
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**** The [https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/we-must-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-net-zero-or-face-more-floods IPCC says we need to go to zero (net)] by 2050.
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**** The UN is a bit vaguer, but [https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/carbon-emissions-must-be-cut-significantly-by-2020-says-un-report says] "In order to avoid this scenario, the report recommends that emissions should reach a maximum of 44 gigatonnes of CO2 by 2020, falling to 40 gigatonnes by 2025 and further to 22 gigatonnes by 2050."
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**** So, let's take the optimistic one -- 22 gT -- and look at that. 22,000,000,000 T, at 152,000,000 T per new tree means we'd need 144 new trees per human being, by 2050... Which, I suppose, could be done economically, IF there was a huge global push to support the labor and seedling-production... but '''where would you put them'''.
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*** Conclusion: planting trees is neither politically realistic nor practical as a method of fighting global warming.
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* ''[[Unlucky Strike]]'' ([https://www.amazon.com/Unlucky-Strike-Private-Science-Politics/dp/1908684372 Amazon], [https://www.cato.org/events/unlucky-strike-private-health-science-law-politics-smoking Cato Institute])
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** published by [[University of Buckingham]] [https://ubpl.buckingham.ac.uk/ Press]
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*** {{wikipedia|University of Buckingham}}
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*** {{sourcewatch|University of Buckingham}}
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* https://therealnews.com/stories/fossil-fuel-industry-shifts-from-climate-denial-to-youthwashing
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* "[[personal responsibility]]" is often used as a way of avoiding personal responsibility.
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** The individuals irresponsibly throwing disposable stuff out the window are not the same as the ones who want to regulate disposability.
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** There will always be irresponsible consumers; we need to regulate consumer products in order to limit the harm from irresponsible behavior.
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** Generally, the ''only'' way large problems ever get fixed is through systemic change. The people who benefit from the system not changing will spend amazing amounts of money trying to convince people to look away from that option.
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* http://www.startribune.com/dhs-adds-medicaid-drug-coverage-for-transgender-teens/566519802/
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* https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/06/the-ultra-wealthy-who-argue-that-they-should-be-paying-higher-taxes
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* https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/decade-celebrity-gossip-tabloids-paparazzi-social-media - celebs use social media to make "paparazzi" photogaphy unprofitable
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* https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/12/27/21030090/straw-ban-environmental-regulation-plastic-ocean
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** "In a world where, according to the Carbon Majors Database, 71 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to just 100 fossil fuel companies, "personal responsibility" is a frustrating concept. It’s a message most often directed at human beings with no institutional power..."
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** "This is exactly what the fossil fuel industry wants us to talk about. ... They want to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around your lightbulbs, around your straws, and around your cheeseburgers, when 70 percent of the pollution, of the carbon that we’re throwing into the air, comes from three industries." &ndash; [[Elizabeth Warren]]
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** "Expecting a critical mass of people to keep the fall of life on Earth top of mind when deciding which of the 24 options of area rug to buy is arduous and, frankly, unlikely."
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* https://www.propublica.org/article/marines-hornet-squadron-242-crash-pacific-resilard - another story of problematic logistics in the military

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    • comment: "First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look and act like females because they are trying to get close enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish, bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes (slime mold, some mushrooms.) Oh, did you mean humans? Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X's HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don't use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit."

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I think the problem here is that there is... a Spectrum of Understanding, when it comes to political matters like war.

At one end, there are those of us who understand how incredibly wasteful and stupid it is. We have always rejected it. Most of us are probably even aware that modern warfare is really just a tool that the powerful use in their efforts to collect and retain power, and not something that benefits us at all.

At the other end, of course, are people who respond positively on a gut level to words like "America", "freedom", "patriotism", "soldier", and so on -- and these are the people who buy into the "protect our freedom"-style of emotional appeal.

I suppose it's possible that an argument like the one in that article might get through to a few of them, but (a) it seems aimed more at people like us who question our beliefs, and (b) will it sway enough, even if all of them were somehow exposed to it?

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From someone who for now prefers anonymity:

There's a standard order of operations for asserting a new norm in a culture. First, you craft your hiijack, your initial argument (for the sake of using personal knowledge, this hijack is "all lives matter" applied to the culture of liberalism). You use it to create something that ostensibly agrees with what the culture currently holds to be true, and will be accepted but in truth is a hook for a line of thought that lines up with what you want the culture to hold true, then you go full-bore saturation fire with it. You ensure everyone in the culture you want to alter has heard it. Those who agree and accept it can be ignored, those who argue are to be moved on from immediately to new pastures, but noted for later.

Once you have your initial spread of agree and disagree, you profile the groups who disagree, and label them all as one group. (In the example of all lives matter, they were profiled as "dangerous radicals" and "boatrockers" or "black supremacists" towards the end). You create a false camaraderie between them as surely as you push the rest of the culture into rejecting them by labeling them as what the culture hates, then once you have them all in one place, you constantly barrage them with memetic hijacks, small arguments, and incidents designed to frustrate them into violating some arbitrary standard of conduct, which you use to widen the gap between them and the culture you intend to hijack.

At the same time, you explore tensions within the groups you have herded together and plant infiltrators to play up existing tensions by acting out parts (virtual blackface was part of this) and use it to cause infighting, seeing which groups you can push back towards the hiijacked culture and which groups you can isolate entirely. Once they're infighting and dwindling, no-one in the hijacked culture will really care anymore, having been saturated with misrepresentations and caricatures of the discourse that present the groups you pushed out who objected to your hijack as totally unreasonable, and will have been softened into agreeing with you entirely.

FYI, twitter is literally perfect for this kind of culture hijack operation.

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Excerpts:

About a half-dozen news stories in, trying to find the text of this judgment, I read through The New York Times' write-up on the settlement. Still no documents, but also a curious entry in the story: the head of the SCV, a Chatham County probation officer named R. Kevin Stone, "did not know specifically when his group had sued the university."

Now, I've litigated cases where one party or the other is a bit clueless about what's going on. I don't expect a plaintiff to know the day, hour, and minute when their attorney filed a lawsuit. But I certainly expect them to have at least a ballpark idea when they're a law enforcement officer talking with a national news outlet about a multimillion-dollar settlement that dwarfs the group's annual budget by a couple of orders of magnitude.

So I decided to find out for Stone. The courts were still closed for the holiday weekend, but, like many litigators, I also have remote access to the civil lawsuit information system. And it turned out the lawsuit was filed, served, answered, and settled on the same day. (When the court reopened, we learned it was even faster: Everything was done in seven minutes.)

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Meanwhile, so many people have discovered problems with the case that it looks like the legal equivalent of a recursive dumpster fire. The SCV? Never had standing to sue in the first place. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, which had "assigned" its "rights" to SCV to bring the lawsuit? Never owned the statue. That assignment of UDC's rights? Violated state law.

UNC's president? He signed the settlement the day before it was voted on. The Board of Governors chairman? He signed it five days before the vote – and a day before the UDC assigned its rights to the SCV. The lawsuit the plaintiff filed? A former general counsel at UNC told me he's certain it was drafted by Womble Bond Dickinson, the firm representing UNC.

And that’s not even getting into the connections between the judge and that law firm, or reports of the SCV's leadership being involved in embezzlement, gang activity, and pulling guns on dissenters when questions were asked.

This is all just a toe-in-the-water of the chicanery that's been unearthed in the #SilentSham scandal so far.

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