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by Bjinse Mon Aug 5th, 2019 at 09:52:06 PM EST

Summer is only the unfulfilled thread of spring


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by generic on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 08:30:43 AM EST
A methodology that can prove anything actually can prove nothing.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 09:57:54 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 08:15:40 AM EST

I'll post this here because it is too weird to just rely on memory.

by generic on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 08:20:27 AM EST
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by generic on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 10:45:37 AM EST
I saw a piece on the Amazon rain forest that included a clip showing what the Amazon will look like with a 70 meter rise in sea levels. Most of it is a shallow sea with islands towards where the northern coast of South America is today. Someone should do a proper map showing just what happens to the Amazon at 10 meters, 20 meters, 40 meters and 70 meters. It might bring some sobriety to some in Brazil.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 10:03:06 PM EST
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by generic on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 10:30:34 AM EST
You wouldn't understand. It's a Reagan Democrat thing.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 03:16:59 PM EST
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Outstanding

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 05:45:46 PM EST
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by generic on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 at 09:11:53 AM EST
Volume measurements of the craniums of homo sapiens is a pointless Nothing Burger.  Women's brains are, on average, smaller than men's brains yet women, on average, are better when processing along the mesocortical and mesolimbic pathways.  When it comes to the salient and sentient detection and processing of odors men aren't even in the running; the lowest scoring  women are demonstrably better then the highest scoring men.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 at 05:36:21 PM EST
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Les Wexner Accuses Jeffrey Epstein Of Misappropriating 'Vast Sums Of Money'

Jewish Charities Took Epstein's Money For Years. So What Should They Do Now?

Jeffrey Epstein Found Unconscious In Jail Cell With Neck Injuries

Epstein on suicide watch ...

CreepyDershowitz? Dersh Defends Lowering Age of Consent -- Amid Epstein Outcry

Yesterday's publication ...

Prince Andrew groped young woman's breast at Epstein house, court files allege  

Jeffrey Epstein ordered teen girl to have sex with powerful men, accuser says

What We Know About Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Madam

Mind you, speak nothing but kindness of the dead. Thank you. ;-)

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Aug 10th, 2019 at 04:04:01 PM EST
Wealth ... you can't take it with ... just a reminder!

    The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton,
    [Bill Richardson, Alan Dershowitz] and Prince Andrew before his July arrest.

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein's circle? | The Guardian - 1 hr ago |

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose apparent suicide in jail has stunned the US, courted many rich, powerful and famous people over his lifetime as a mover and shaker on the party circuits of New York and Florida.

Many of them distanced themselves from him in the wake of his recent arrest on charges of sex trafficking, but they included politicians, socialites, royals and top business figures.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has called Epstein a "terrific guy" and "a lot of fun to be with". Epstein paid two visits to the president's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1997 and 2000, posing for photos with Trump on both occasions. Epstein's personal address book, leaked in 2009, contained 14 phone numbers for Trump and members of his staff, according to reports.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton has praised Epstein for his intellect and charitable work in magazine interviews. Flight logs have revealed the former US president took trips on Epstein's private plane, reportedly nicknamed the "Lolita Express". Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world.

Prince Andrew

A longtime friend of Epstein, their relationship dated back to the early 1990s. The pair were reportedly seen partying together in St Tropez and Thailand. Buckingham Palace has issued outright denials of all allegations against the Duke of York for any improper behavior.

[...]

[Prince Andrew became involved in the scandal surrounding his former friend Jeffrey Epstein in 2015 when he was named by victim Virginia Roberts (pictured with the Prince) in a civil court claim.]

Trump has a long list of close "terrific guys" ...

Moralist Ken Starr Explains His Help For Billionaire Pervert Jeffrey Epstein

The British Royal Court in denial ...

Prince Andrew: Buckingham Palace issues second denial that Duke of York had sex with underage girl

Donald Trump loses Acosta caught up in sweet deal for Jeffrey Epstein ...

Trump labor secretary out of running for attorney general after Miami Herald report | McClatchy - Nov. 2018 |
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned amid the fallout over his handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein | NY Post - July 2019 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Aug 10th, 2019 at 04:50:10 PM EST
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by generic on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 11:32:23 AM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 01:55:35 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Aug 13th, 2019 at 06:56:10 AM EST
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Grapevine
An American tourist stormed out of Hallgrímskirkja on August 11th after taking offence to the display of rainbow flags in the church. It seems American Evangelical exclusivity takes no rest, even on holiday. Before storming out, the unnamed delicate flower had a heated discussion with a church attendant.

"Excuse me. Is that a rainbow flag in the church?" The tourist asked. It's a fair question. The bright colours don't always give it away.

"Yes, it is," responded the attendant, confirming that the tourist's eyes did not deceive.

"Why would a church have that?" Another fair question. Churches have historically been in favour of executing gay people and not flying rainbow flags.

"Because we believe that God's love is inclusive for all people, irrespective of their sexuality or background." This church aims to rectify history's transgressions. Nice.

"Jesus would never accept that."

"Yes, he would."

"No, he would not."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 08:53:51 AM EST
U-G-L-Y! YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI!
YO' UGLY! YO' UGLY!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 12:15:22 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 12:42:57 PM EST
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Don't they know that Jesus only endorses the Confederate Flag as an official product in his churches?

He will tolerate the Stars and Stripes, but he don't trust that yankee shit

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 06:39:09 PM EST
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Send him back.  Who would want people from a shithole country like the US?
by rifek on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 at 02:27:20 AM EST
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A key point buried in this story, perhaps not obvious to some readers, is that American evangelical fundamentalists have appropriated the term "Christian" to mean "evangelical fundamentalist."

Roman Catholics are not "Christian," under this definition. Nor are Episcopalians (Anglicans), who frequently adorn their churches with rainbow flags. This redefinition causes confusion in some contexts.

The statement by the tourist in this case, "This is not a Christian church! Shame!" is not surprising.

by asdf on Sun Aug 18th, 2019 at 04:05:37 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 at 10:33:16 AM EST
cracker

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 at 06:08:41 PM EST
NB. detailed computational notes and "haplogroup" distributions, institutional authorities, range of US Census citation viz. "self-report" identification; none of these resemble my recollection of presentations (data visualization, narrative) initially released by 23 & Me research group report. I've yet to sift my offline storage to compare. The company's contentious collaboration with consumers, institutional funders, and gov regulators since is noteworthy.
---
The genetic ancestry of African, Latino, and European Americans across the United States.,
Sep 2014, pre-print license, not peer reviewed

The Genetic Ancestry of African Americans, Latinos, and European Americans across the United States, Dec 2014, v2

The Genetic Ancestry of African Americans, Latinos,and European Americans across the United States, Jan 2015, v3

archived US racist relations, 2000-2010
Political demographic
23&Me DNA population report, iirc, 2014, 2015 ...
Racial Reorganization and the United States Census 1850-1930
NCBI retiring HapMap Resource

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Aug 18th, 2019 at 03:40:55 AM EST
about dubious distinctions--"Mayflower" pilgrims and, yes, There was just one problem. The "Pocahontas exception" of 1924.

See The Beginning, Progress, and Conclusion of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, In the Years 1675 and 1676, edited by Tho. Jefferson

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Aug 18th, 2019 at 03:56:08 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 12:58:04 PM EST
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Who Gets to Speak Freely? | The New Republic

And while I am less sympathetic than Moskowitz to campus deplatforming at elite universities and liberal arts institutions, because--as a product of one myself--I cannot help but find the pretensions of student activists in these privileged enclaves to a shared subaltern status with America's poor and oppressed to be weirdly self-congratulatory, I am also increasingly convinced that both student activists and the newspaper columnists who despise them are right to identify campuses as vanguards of contested space, precisely because they function, in Moskowitz's formulation, as microcosms of the broader society and testing grounds for social change. The Case Against Free Speech does these students a good service by taking their complaints--and their deliberations--as seriously as it does, because it demonstrates that many of them have arrived at one central, penetrating observation: Campuses are critical not because they are where the population is the most oppressed and most vulnerable; campuses are critical because they are where dangerous, racist, even genocidal ideas go to be washed clean. They provide an imprimatur of respectability. There is a reason why reactionary conservatives, their interlocutors in the legacy media, and the billionaire backers of both, are so eager to get into colleges in the first place.

by generic on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 01:06:56 PM EST
by generic on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 03:46:19 PM EST
by generic on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 10:16:32 PM EST
by generic on Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 at 09:42:54 AM EST
by generic on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 01:24:22 PM EST
by generic on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 02:14:05 PM EST
yes, Bret really Steisand-ed himself.

The pomposity and privilege of the media classes simply oozed out of both him and the interviewer who was outraged that a non-important person might criticize them.

But nothing will change cos the media are incapable of loooking in mirrors

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 07:05:59 PM EST
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I think it is safe to say, "We live in interesting times."


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 10:11:35 PM EST
I'm certainly feeling cursed right now

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 07:06:54 PM EST
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Things always look worse up close. Remember when W was comparable to Hitler? Remember when oil was going to cost $100 per barrel?

Right now we are in a booming global economy that even completely stupid policies by the US have not been able to destabilize. The number of people being killed in wars is at a historical minimum. There is widespread awareness of social issues, and even a small bit of movement to fix some of them. The number of actual dictatorships in operation is minimal. Life expectancies are increasing (excluding the US and UK). Famine and widespread disease are fairly rare.

Other than the imminent utter and complete and catastrophic collapse of the climate, as a result of which there will be a humanitarian disaster that makes previous disasters look like hiccups, things are about as good right now as they have ever been, for most people in most places. It is the calm before the storm. The eating and drinking and being merry phase.

by asdf on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 04:34:41 PM EST
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Shakesville's unravelling and the not-so-golden age of blogging | The Outline
n August 16, in a dusty corner of the Internet, a 15-year-old blog coughed out one final post and went defunct. That post, the resignation of the founder and self-described "blogmistress" Melissa McEwan of the website Shakesville, came after a month-long hiatus and years-long decline.

If you recognize McEwan's name, it's probably because of her impressive ability to get roasted on Twitter, often by people who have been making fun of her since the Internet was only on computers. Maybe she counted every word in the Captain Marvel trailer, concluded that Samuel L. Jackson had more lines than Brie Larson, and charged it with sexism. Or she saw Bernie Sanders' phrase "person of color or working-class person" as evidence that he believes those groups are mutually exclusive. No matter the day's offense, the discussion inevitably turned to Shakesville: a PC nightmare, a cult, a joke.

by generic on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 08:55:47 AM EST

Crying on the TV

Getting owned by Trump:

"The infestation of bedbugs at The New York Times office" @OANN  was perhaps brought in by lightweight journalist Bret Stephens, a Conservative who does anything that his bosses at the paper tell him to do! He is now quitting Twitter after being called a "bedbug." Tough guy!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 28. August 2019

And Eli Valley

Deleting the account:

Literally genocide:

I'm screaming


by generic on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 02:32:01 AM EST
I bit too much honor for Bret to be noticed by the Boss himself!

Bret will find another gutter to hide 😊

From my diaries ...

Murdoch's WSJ Editorial Board Going Bats**t

Bret Stephens, WSJ/Murdoch Are Inseparable

Excerpt:

If there is still some escapism to the true colors of neoconphile Bret Stephens [RightWeb], this presentation must convert all doubters ...

    Bret Stephens: The next US president may not be pro-Israel | JPost - Feb. 11, 2016 |

    Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens talks on 9/5/12 about the threat of Iran organized into "moral categories" of self deception, deception, clarity, friendship and courage. He's one the most brilliant foreign policy minds of our time. It's one thing to read his extraordinary columns but even more powerful to hear him speak about the Iranian nuclear program and the threat it means to the world.

    Bret Stephens speaks on Iran and Israel at Stand With Us San Diego event (2012)

○ WSJ Editor Tells Israel to Ignore World after Obama Betrayal | Arutz Sheva |
○ APN, J Street, NIF respond to Bret Stephens' characterization of President Obama on Israel | J Street - April 2012 |

○ Bret Stephens: Stance on Climate Change | DeSmog |

Bret Stephens Promises More Controversial New York Times Columns | The Daily Beast - May 2, 2017 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 07:11:27 AM EST
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when did world war 2 start?

In Europe, if we say that the annexation of austria was consensual, then it ws on 1st October 1938 if you lived in Czechoslovakia, cos that was when the Germans invaded.

Britain and France declared war on 3rd September 1939, 2 days after Germany invaded Poland.

Germany declares war on USSR on 22nd June 1941

Germany declared war on the USA on Dec 7th 1941.

As for the war in the Pacific, well, Japan invaded china in 1937.

So, depends on your perspective really.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 07:38:18 AM EST
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 ‎17 July 1936 -- the Fascist coup causing the Spanish Civil War.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 03:43:08 PM EST
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In American popular opinion, 7 December 1941. Nothing happened before that.
by asdf on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 04:41:29 PM EST
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I glanced at that (different source). Nominated NY Yella Cake columnist and all "followers" for a 2020 Fredo Award.

Individual or team division? You be the judge.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 12:10:20 PM EST
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gets a new star:

I remember reading Die Zeit 10ish years ago until I couldn't stomache the incredible insincere Atlanticism any more.

by generic on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:13:16 AM EST
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Along with their ignorance of America. I was already reading them less and less when I stopped completely in disgust, when they made the claim that Al Gore claimed to have invented the internet, long after this had been exposed as a lie.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:21:57 AM EST
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For me it was an article that praised the Greens for being the only ones actually debating the morality and merrits of the Afghan war. (As long as the answer isn't "no" of course.)
by generic on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:29:00 AM EST
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It is a good fit however:

Urteil des Bundesgerichtshofs: ,,Die Zeit" verliert gegen ZDF-Satire - taz.de

Das Landgericht Hamburg kam beim Nachzählen auf sieben Organisationen, erklärte den Unterschied aber für irrelevant. Schließlich gehe es hier um eine Satire-Sendung. Das Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamburg gab im September 2015 dagegen Joffe Recht. Bei etwas strengerer Auslegung seien es nämlich nur sechs transatlantische Organisationen, mit denen Joffe verbandelt sei. Wenn es aber um nur sechs statt acht Organisationen gehe, dann sei die ,,verfälschende Abweichung" so groß, dass sie ,,geeignet wäre, den sozialen Geltungsanspruch des Klägers zu beeinträchtigen."

When the satire show die Anstalt showed a picture that had die Zeit publisher Joffe as a member of eight transatlantic lobby organisations he sued them (the number is actually six though the first court of law counted seven).

by generic on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:23:16 AM EST
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I had completely forgotten that Bittner, the guy who triumphantly announces the Setphens gig, also was part case. He also lost.
by generic on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:26:21 AM EST
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They started preparing the ground 2 years ago. Here is their article on bedbugs.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 07:28:27 AM EST
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I've screened Netflix's headline "controversial" acts for the month--American Factory and Sticks and Stones (D. Chapelle, comedic monologue)--and then some, including but not limited to O. Stone's ridiculous documentary, The Untold History of the United States, which immediately reminded me of the beard pasted onto T. Cruise's face through much of Born on the Fourth of July. Very distracting. This I sat through, annoyed, at a theatrical venue the year of it's release. C'mon, now.

Similarly, I allude to the first season of "Pose", a fictional drama purporting to represent the cultural and political aspirations of GBQT residents of NYC. The plot unfolds from 1988 --the end of the Raygun Democrat ray-geem in the USA-- and to its credit, as REVEALED by its award-winning creator/producer and principal writer/muse (ELEKTRA-lite, b. 1984) in a NYT interview, "gives voice" to a multiracial cast of amateur actors. I am relieved I hadn't read that ... before I screened the series. My associate had cryptically recommended it to me expecting that, at least, I would enjoy the soundtrack.

This production is not "binge-worthy." As it turns out, I reported to her, ELEKTRA's patent, seedy, and domineering aggression  in the first episode is repulsive I mistook the script for another CW network ensemble "project." I could have immediately abandoned it. But I did not.

I discovered, I didn't much care for the soundtrack. After all, I danced through the '80s. Instead what was not recalled by chansons de gestes evoked many memories of that period, my age, and my part in it. I appreciated the complicated stories of the characters' struggles to satisfy a profound desire to realize union in their selves, anomie, and with others. Some call that animus/anima "family" as well they ought to. Some don't, because they don't know any better.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 03:00:53 PM EST
## Ancestor worship is not well understood.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 03:21:18 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 08:07:40 PM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:12:54 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:16:34 PM EST
< checks watch >

This was a tough question for the CA Cohort, too.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 03:00:04 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:27:09 PM EST
I'm not aware of any mobs storming an Apple store and lynching the iMacs.  

Perhaps I lead a too sheltered life?

(where in the world do they get this stuff?)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 09:17:18 PM EST
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I guess, the "movement" in France didn't impress you much, huh?
Attac

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 02:49:27 PM EST
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Further down the thread Ghislaine pulls some "diversity" data points out of little respected Silicon Valley employment reporting which arose from, then died, James Damore's employment discrmination law suit against Google.

Where were you?

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by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 02:57:17 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:30:24 PM EST
Google, YouTube to pay RECORD FINE over privacy protections
$170 million in a national settlement, $34 million of which will go to New York, for violating the children's online protection.
[...]
"Google and YouTube knowingly and illegally monitored, tracked, and served targeted ads to young children just to keep advertising dollars rolling in," James said in a statement.
[...]
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was enacted by Congress in 2000 to protect the online privacy of young children.
Meanwhile MSFT Windows 10 notification just reminded me to save all my important files on One Drive.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 05:04:46 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 06:51:01 PM EST
Boris and his first sword

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 08:15:52 PM EST
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label Y axis fee for service ($)
label X axis licensed population (Q)


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 06:59:29 PM EST
Jonathan Power offers a very different explanation of Hong Kong unrest. The British gave China too good a deal "in accepting limits on Hong Kong's democracy." Indeed, they should have given Hong Kongers more self-role before departing as they did in India and Nigeria.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 7th, 2019 at 10:45:38 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 7th, 2019 at 10:55:11 PM EST
the article in the Telegraph was illustrated with a picture of fish and chips. Many ridiculted the selection pointing out that eating the fish would have saved his sight.

But science and nutrition aren't really Conservative values these days

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 11:42:02 AM EST
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Seems doubtful
by asdf on Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 05:36:37 PM EST
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needs more Chips, possibly Brittanies



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 09:27:58 PM EST
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OpEd | Watch out for Joshua Wong's new-found friends in Washington

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 09:25:21 PM EST
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Torygraph, quoted in the New Statesman
"Nigel Farage is the Brexit Icarus. Here's how he can see us fly out of the EU to freedom"
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:04:28 AM EST
They're not very good with classical education, I guess an Eton/Oxford education ain't quite what they say it is.

Varadker cleaned their clock with that Athena reference

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 09:07:43 PM EST
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The word sensitive merits scare quotes.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 06:53:39 PM EST
MIT Media Lab is a joke.  A waste of money and space.  A center for people with no accomplishments to sit around and tell each other how wonderful they are.  One of the founders, Marvin Minsky, effectively said it has been brain dead since the mid 1970s.  

Would we miss the Media Lab if it was gone?

Maybe if it hadn't been a "plutocratic friendocracy," to quote former Media Lab faculty, and it had actually systemically favored the best and brightest and most innovative, regardless of background or personal connection -- maybe then things would have been very different. Maybe it would actually have been what it pretended to be for all this time.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 07:31:12 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 07:37:57 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 07:26:27 PM EST
Apparently, in China, you don't have to issue another blood panel to find out your blood type. American healthcare is a scam. I am officially O+.

My blood test results are funny to interpret, since I was sick that day (I didn't need to tell the doctors, since I didn't have a fever). My neutrophil and lymphocyte numbers are all out of whack, because my body was fighting an infection.

I still have a cardiac arrhythmia though. Didn't say if it was bradycardia or tachycardia. I assume the former, because that was the result of my last ECG.

I am healthy though. With a nice stamp on my health report to prove that I won't give anyone serious diseases like AIDS or Hepatitis B. Good to know. Haha.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 07:31:08 PM EST

That must be a euphemism for USD/mo billed, because this house is no way energy efficient.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 12th, 2019 at 07:58:55 PM EST
by Cat on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 12:26:35 AM EST
I would call this a rant against modern society in general, not particularly unique to Sweden.

Also there is some pretty strong misogyny expressed.

by asdf on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 07:03:06 PM EST
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filed in autodidacts/libertarian/capitalist/homo sapiens

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by Cat on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 08:42:40 PM EST
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by das monde on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 08:32:55 AM EST
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(no relation to *Athena)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 12:30:20 AM EST
abstract: Believing in climate change, but not behaving sustainably: Evidence from a one-year longitudinal study
design: stat model (C), duration (B), sample size (F)
publisher (1): Journal of Environmental Psychology (2018), USD 39.95
publisher (2): Development of Mathematical Cognition (2016)
public knowledge mgmt n(TCO/T): C


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 03:13:00 AM EST

file in bi-partisan/"shrinking middle-class"


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 11:40:29 PM EST
Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as 'very decent and very smart'

What now, crazy people?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 02:13:43 AM EST
oh dear

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:09:05 PM EST
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Jacobin
America has already witnessed the largest UBI experiment known to history -- the postwar middle-class housewife. And she was utterly miserable.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 06:08:36 PM EST
misogyny!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 06:14:21 PM EST
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The first is that the condition of the postwar middle-class housewives cannot represent a UBI sample size merely by dint of them all being women. For this to be true, you would have to construct a model of gender that supposes women are (somehow) completely different from men in their desires and sense of fulfillment. So unless one is willing to make the argument that what is bad for the goose is somehow good for the gander, or that a swath of miserable men and women is somehow preferable to or more politically defensible than a swath of miserable women, you have to arrive at the conclusion that Friedan's subjects were the shock troops of UBI. As there is no good argument as to how UBI for women would be different from UBI for all, it's clear that gender is a feature, but not a factor in the psychologically corrosive results of Housewife UBI.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 06:15:50 PM EST
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Yes, but feminism had to start with the middle classes. ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 07:06:22 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:03:35 PM EST
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Looks like a self-parody, or a backhanded compliment to non-feminism. So UBI would be utterly miserable because people would waste their free time by not writing poetry or novels, not composing music, nor studying STEM sciences. They would only grumble much more about accountability of oppressors.

there is something fundamentally different about being "kept" by a husband than being "kept" by the state

Nah, any male could be just a lowly beta - no match to the state, the market, science, technology, and social media.

ladies love a workin' man

A man needs a job or a status like a fisherman needs a bicycle.

Broke men are hurting American women's marriage prospects

There's a devastating shortage of men who have their act together, according to a new study that may not be so surprising to all the single ladies out there.

Research now suggests that the reason for recent years' decline in the marriage rate could have something to do with the lack of "economically attractive" male spouses who can bring home the bacon, according to the paper [published] in the Journal of Family and Marriage.

by das monde on Thu Sep 19th, 2019 at 10:16:55 AM EST
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About the author:

Meet the anti-woke left

She raises Margaret Thatcher: 'You [Brits] had a girl boss - she showed those bro miners!'

The woke Guardian: Why Ivanka Trump's new haircut should make us very afraid

by das monde on Thu Sep 19th, 2019 at 12:54:07 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 09:53:53 PM EST
ouch
In 1984 she contributed a recipe to a Native American cookbook, identifying herself as Cherokee. Her 1986 Texas bar registration card lists her as Native American. The University of Pennsylvania in its faculty directory in the 1980s, and Harvard Law School in its directory in the 1990s, listed Warren as a Native American. She was listed among minority faculty to emphasize the schools' ethnic diversity.

This was all before Warren left the Republican Party and became a Democrat at age 40 in 1996. She had been a traditional Republican: an advocate for less regulation of public utilities (Notre Dame Law Review, 1980), an opponent of the "European socialist model," a Sunday school teacher. Gradually she morphed into a Progressive Democrat, and (for the DNC and MSNBC) the Great White Hope to defeat "socialist" Bernie if the self-injured "front-runner" Biden falters.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 19th, 2019 at 07:26:06 PM EST
Back in May, this was satire.
John Bolton: `An Attack On Two Saudi Oil Tankers Is An Attack On All Americans'
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 21st, 2019 at 09:59:44 PM EST
"fight me" is the traditional Philly greeting, this guy is legit

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 21st, 2019 at 11:27:10 PM EST
I am reminded of another story by a telanovela premiering on Netflix this past week, "Unbelievable." In the new story two female detectives, after doggedly pursuing evidence of serial rapist, vindicate a young girl's report of being raped. I not going to watch this. The story I heard before, also "based on a true story," conveys an uncanny similar plot by subversive moral agents. At the time I was thoroughly disgusted by #MeToo dangerous, simple-minded misanthropy.

The podcast story is Anatomy of Doubt. The prologue to the interviews gingerly profiles the covert antagonist of a sex crime.

IRA GLASS, EXEC. PRODUCER: ... This was back in August, 2008, a woman named Shannon was sitting on her balcony, Seattle suburb, when she got the phone call. It was from an eighteen-year-old she knew, named Marie. She told her, she'd been woken up at night by a stranger who raped her.
SHANNON: And I asked her, 'Are you OK?' And she said, you know, she was OK, and that she was going to be staying, I think, with a friend that night. And when my husband got home I told him what had happened. But I said, 'I don't know that it happened.' There's something about how she said it that just made me question that she'd actually been raped. It was the tone of her voice. There was just no emotion. It was just like she was telling me that she'd made a sandwich. 'I just made myself a chicken sandwich.'
GLASS: Shannon felt awful doubting Marie. She'd known Marie for years. Marie was a foster child who had stayed with Shannon and her husband very briefly, just a couple weeks when she was younger, and they all hit it off. And she stayed close with Marie even when Marie went to live in another foster home. They'd hang out together, cook together. They gave up carbs together for a few weeks. Shannon loved Marie. She saw herself in Marie. They were alike in lots of ways. That's actually part of her doubt. Marie was emotional. She did cry like Shannon.
SHANNON: If I had been raped, I would have been hysterical. I would have been crying, really upset, 'cause I was sexually abused as a child, and I was sexually assaulted as an adult, and I have never told anyone for years and years. And when I did tell someone, I was hysterical, emotionally crying and shamed.
GLASS: But Shannon was wrong about Marie. Marie had been raped. It was proven later beyond a shadow of a doubt.
As the tale unfolds on discovers how Shannon sabotaged Marie's testimony and police searches for the perp. I leave you to work out what compelled Shannon to confess to producers of a radio show and millions of strangers...since "we" are all so good at reading minds these days.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 01:28:57 AM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 04:24:42 PM EST
Style news: Trump's overly-long neckties have taken the establishment by storm. BoJo was sporting a tie down to his crotch in Belgium recently, and Corbyn has a nice one today. It is pathetic.
by asdf on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 05:34:53 PM EST
The real tragedy is that even the jam man has sold out to the buisness-burqa lobby.
by generic on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 07:12:10 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 08:01:32 PM EST
NEW! deck chairs
Among the proposals in the book are that employees should have 50% of the seats on company boards; that the voting power of even the largest shareholders should be capped at 10%; much higher taxes on property, rising to 90% for the largest estates; a lump sum capital allocation of €120,000 (just over £107,000) to everyone when they reach 25; and an individualised carbon tax calculated by a personalised card that would track each person's contribution to global heating.

In an interview with the French weekly news magazine L'Obs, Piketty made no apologies for the impact his ideas would have on the stock market. He said: "[Yes], it will also affect the price of real estate that is crazy in Paris, and it will allow new social groups to become owners and shareholders."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 08:11:19 PM EST
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by generic on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 08:23:06 PM EST
My favorites are the Vietnam Vet hats worn by 40 year olds. Because they were -20 years old when they were in the army.
by asdf on Sun Sep 22nd, 2019 at 08:52:10 PM EST
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Zimbabwe
Australia

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 02:02:26 AM EST
President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
as obits go

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 04:35:31 PM EST
Former French president Chirac dies, world leaders pay tribute
as far as branding ges

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:40:02 PM EST
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discrete/discreet
History and Etymology

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 07:44:35 PM EST
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Former French president Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86
as role models go

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 01:32:21 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 04:41:03 AM EST
There's one missing on touch-down, there, y'all.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 06:41:34 AM EST
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"Liberal" is not the word I'd have chosen.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 05:07:00 PM EST


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