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RT : Who cares about strategy or foreign policy or American interests or nuclear holocaust? WE ARE TOTALLY OWNING HILLAR…
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10 days ago by theory
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The dumb timeline is mentally exhausting
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10 days ago by jakemcgraw
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A few thoughts on the state of digital service groups like & as we gather a few of them here…
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10 days ago by hillary
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This. Administration. Hates. Women. The incel administration.
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10 days ago by Michael.Massing
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'When we do something that grows, it makes sense to pay attention to it:' Publishers are seeing huge traffic spikes…
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10 days ago by mathewi
An ammonia leak at a Lexington business was first detected by employees
Employees smelled an ammonia leak Monday at a Lexington business off Old Frankfort Pike and called firefighters for help, police said.

3M Ceradyne on Laco Drive also has alarms that go off when chemicals are detected, and the alarms worked properly, said plant manager Rob Hoffman and Maj. Rob Larkin, Lexington police special operations commander. Employees evacuated the affected building.

Several fire department units, including hazardous materials specialists, responded.

The leak was found and shut off and the building was ventilated, Larkin said.
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10 days ago by dchas
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My mind is blown. I always thought the Phaistos Disc was the size of a side plate, MAXIMUM.
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10 days ago by jtth
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RT : "I've never, ever been to the Russian Embassy" - (37:10)

PRESS RELEASE, May 2013: "Ambassador of the…
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10 days ago by mrchrisadams
Thorton man loses entire business in van fire
THORTON, Colo. -- A man is devastated after he lost his entire flooring business when his work van caught fire Saturday morning, torching all his tools and supplies inside.

Mark James Villafuerte owns Home Sweet Hardwood, a small flooring business he started 14 years ago.

"Just trying to build something I could leave for my family, finally getting my business to the level it needs to be," said Villafuerte.

On Saturday morning, he went outside to head to work. He noticed smoke inside his van and as soon as he opened the back door, he was greeted by a "fire ball." Villafuerte raced trying to pull out tools and supplies and move the van away from other cars, but it was too late. He was hospitalized for severe burns on his right hand and left leg.

"Just woke up to the unimaginable. I am at a loss for words now," said Villafuerte.

He estimates he had $40,000 to $50,000 of tools and supplies stacked inside the van. While his tools are insured, he said the process replace everything is already proving to be difficult.

"You know how it is with insurance companies. You pay them all year long and then trying to get money back from them is like squeezing blood from a rock," said Villafuerta.

Thorton Police said Saturday they believed chemical-soaked rags ignited in the van, but Villafuerta said that's not true. He said his team takes meticulous steps to clean rags after projects and believes instead, the heat inside the van peaked under the blazing sun.

"I have been in this industry for 14 years. Learning how to take care of rags and combustibles is day one stuff you learn. I am totally knowledge in all that area. The only thing I can think of is the heat, how hot that was in there," said Villafuerte.
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10 days ago by dchas
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RT : this is a great thread about how easy it is to make affirmative consent a part of your everyday professional life a…
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10 days ago by Iko
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Bad news, folks: You’re gonna have to learn how to read.
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10 days ago by andriak
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RT : Really enjoyed chairing the’Digitising Deviance’ panel conference this morning. Two excellent papers…
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RT : Lovely takedown of frontpage nonsense and some common sense on how and why Britain is better when it is ope…
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10 days ago by 1stvamp
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4/7 Trump on trade, fact checked.
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10 days ago by jkerrison
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I almost don’t want it to ever be a real game. Right now it’s just Kojima using a AAA game budget to make…
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(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1006258655300182017
RT : Adam is so awesome and helped us design some cool rainbow logos! will turn them int…
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10 days ago by dshaw
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Didn't know there was a distinction between Tough Mudders.
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RT : Trawling through and it's truly bizarre some of the stuff people took with them to the pub: Elizab…
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10 days ago by sharon_howard
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TIL

🏃‍♀️When you move a quartz crystal around
⚡ It generates a voltage (according to Newton's second law of moti…
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10 days ago by oliver.turner
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RT : "Monumental doesn't fully cover the importance of this discovery. This is easily the best-preserved of the Native A…
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10 days ago by jonvoss
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RT : Totally agree w/ Andrew. 10K opaque, unappealable black-box AI “little tyrants” denying bail, bank loans, education…
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10 days ago by patrick
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Doubtless many Brexiteer MPs will be citing the Will of the People during today’s debates. Here’s a reminder of how…
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10 days ago by robwall
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RT : Only last month, David Davis assured the UK that the European Court of Justice would not have the final say on the…
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10 days ago by kcarruthers
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Fulham reportedly interested in Calum Chambers. 🗣️📰

Good move for both clubs. 👍

Arsenal get a decent fee to bolst…
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10 days ago by aphillipo
Rand's Ramaphosa Honeymoon Ends as Investors Take Bearish Turn - Bloomberg
Rand's Ramaphosa Honeymoon Ends as Investors Take Bearish Turn June 12, 2018 at 07:33AM https://ift.tt/2LHfANc

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10 days ago by leconeyc
Film critics are mostly white men, according to a new study — Quartzy
It’s not just directors and actors. Film critics are overwhelmingly white and male, too June 12, 2018 at 07:31AM https://ift.tt/2l2Jm3F

White men dominate Hollywood productions both on-screen and off. The same is true for critics reviewing the films.

A recent analysis by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative looked at the gender and race of the authors behind every Rotten Tomatoes review of 2017’s 100 highest-grossing films. Of the 19,559 reviews, the report found that 77.8% were written by men and 82% by white critics.

Overall, nearly two-thirds (63.9%) of all film reviews for the top 100 movies that year were written by white male critics. White women wrote 18.1% of the reviews, while men of color penned 13.8%, and women of color wrote just 4.1%.

Researchers found a similar disparity when they focused on reviewers whom Rotten Tomatoes had designated as “top critics.” Of the 3,359 reviews by top critics, 76% were written by men and 24% by women. People of color wrote 11.2% of the reviews, compared to the 88.8% that were written by white critics. Among top critics, the ratio of white male reviewers to women of color was nearly 27 to 1.

“The consequences of this skewed representation must be considered—what are the ramifications of having cultural storytelling produced and evaluated largely by individuals from the same demographic group?” the researchers ask in their report. “How does this perpetuate a worldview that may not be shared by the more diverse ticket-buying audience at the box office?”

Even for women-focused films, there was no gender parity among reviewers. The study found that of the 36 female-driven stories in the sample of 100 movies, not one featured proportional representation of women across all reviews. The same was true for films with people of color in the leads; for the 24 films in this category, 80% of the reviews were written by white critics.

The lack of diversity among film critics points to a wider issue for journalists. Across the US, for example, newsrooms are struggling to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

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10 days ago by leconeyc
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Here is the exact quote from Trump on ABC: "His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a…
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10 days ago by kaitlen
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Here is the exact quote from Trump on ABC: "His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a…
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To listen to the panels and watch their faces this morning...It’s just like election night all over again. T…
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Trump at his news conference: "As an example, they have great beaches. You see that whenever they're exploding thei…
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10 days ago by andriak
GitHub Pages Getting Started - YouTube
GitHub Pages are free, public websites hosted and published directly from your GitHub repository. They can be used to communicate information about users, organizations, or projects. By the end of this one hour course, you will have a GitHub Pages website set up and ready for your content. Along the way, we will discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for your GitHub Pages project. We will also view some inspiring examples of GitHub Pages in the wild.
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10 days ago by researchknowledge
Untitled (https://www.meetup.com/php-sw/events/251000309/)
Tomorrow, will be telling us how to build our own Neural Networks in PHP -
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10 days ago by kskillett
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I signed up to give blood despite having been turned down for low iron some 20xs before and now it's a game of how…
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RT : Unless they are separated by ICE agents carrying out policy directives from people you confirmed
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RT : West Hollywood developed as an LGBTQ enclave specifically because it was outside the jurisdiction of the bigoted LA…
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RT : Just two alpacas smiling for a photo.
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10 days ago by codepo8
Donald Trump: Kim Jong Un will denuclearize North Korea; no specifics
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RT : Llamadme raro pero yo prefiero acoger y mantener con mis impuestos a tantos refugiados como haga falta antes que a…
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