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Both Sides Do It, The Unshakeable Script—Lawyers, Guns
>Here is a comprehensive list of Republican senators who support the bill (to end the policy of placing children in concentration camps):
In case the quotation is unclear, that's zero Republican Senators.
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5 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
driftglass: Why Does The New York Times Keep Handing Columns To Conservative Nitwits: S.E. Cupp Edition
>Except there is one, little problem:
Ms. Mauer is not, in fact, a persuadable swing voter who might be susceptible to the charms of the Democratic party if only Democrats weren't such
condescending coastal elite Hollywood Kenyan abortion-on-demand, flag-hating social justice warriors.
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6 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRIFT—Gin and Tacos
>As a teacher, literally nothing could be less important than what the students prefer to be called. Steve. Mary. Cipher. Iron Man. Ming the Merciless. Question Q. Mysterio. My Little Pony. Like, there is no conceivable reality in which what a student asks me to call them (whether it is a proper name or some infantile nickname) matters. We just work together. I am paid to do a job, and that makes some things about the students my problem – whether they do the assigned work, behaviors they may engage in during our brief time together in class that violate school policy, assigning them a grade, and that's pretty much it.
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6 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
'This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate ...'
>If you buy any of that, at all — if you think Sessions or Sanders is making anything even remotely like a credible argument about what “the Bible” has to say about Trump’s policies on refugees, asylum-seekers, immigrants, aliens, and strangers — then you’re wrong. You’ve gone wrong. You’re doing wrong, becoming wrong, being wrong. >Because your deeds are evil.
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6 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents—The Washington Post
>Some Republican immigration hard-liners, however, continue to hold out, saying they will not support any path to citizenship and **do not support any accommodations to keep families together**. “I don’t see a reason to spend the money doing that,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said in an interview Friday. “And I don’t see how you do that without having a suite for every self-described family unit.” (Emphasis added)
Abusing children is evil. Abusing children to score a political win is soulless.
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6 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
SMALT-The smart home device that elevates your dining experience
I don't know if I'm ready for the world's first interactive centerpiece and smart salt dispenser to enhance my dining experience.
h/t [Do By Friday](http://dobyfriday.com/83)
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7 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Who could jump higher on a trampoline, LeBron James or Simone Biles?
>The only real way to settle this is clear: let’s get James and Biles together at a trampoline park and have them go at it.
I'd pay hard, cold cash to see this in person!
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9 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Bex Taylor-Klaus Bends Gender, Blends Styles in This Hot Photoshoot—Autostraddle
As we've been talking about gender expression.
>No matter how femininely I’m dressed I can still bring the masculine, and vise versa.
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10 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Donald Trump Abandons South Korea—Kevin Drum
>>Kim, it seems, got at least one benefit up front. **Trump announced that he will order an end to regular “war games”** that the United States conducts with ally South Korea, a reference to annual joint military exercises that are an irritant to North Korea. Trump called the exercises “very provocative” and “inappropriate” in light of the optimistic opening he sees with North Korea. **Ending the exercises would also save money**, Trump said.
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10 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights—Ars Technica
>The [official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga](https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/06/12/spains-la-liga-app-phones-detect-illegal/) was recently updated to seek access to users’ microphone and GPS settings. When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license.
Because people's privacy is nothing compared to the importance of catching small businesses "pirating" your games.
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10 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth—The New Yorker
>Gravity, too, is just another theory; flat-Earthers believe that objects simply fall. (“ ‘Gravity,’ they love that one,” Marble said, using air quotes. “Grabbity—with two ‘B’s.”)
How can you not believe in gravity? It's successfully explained some many phenomena. The mind reels.
h/t [Gruber](https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/06/11/flat-earther-derpers) @gruber
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
On paying for software | Seth's Blog
>I spend most of my day working with tools that weren’t even in science fiction novels twenty-five years ago, and the money I spend on software is a bargain–doing this work without it is impossible.
Why I'm ambivalent about subscription software. With the major changes in the market (consumers not wanting to pay), especially on mobile, it may be the only viable model in the future.
I do strongly prefer the subscriptions that are for support and ongoing updates. If you stop paying, you can still use the app, you just don't benefit from further development.
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child’s parents by Newfoundland judge—Financial Post
>In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child.
>[From the opinion's introduction]: None of the partners in this relationship is married and, while the identity of the mother is clear, the biological father of the child is unknown.
For me, this is the most surprising part: *no* legal marriages are involved.
h/t
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Prosecutorial immunity - Wikipedia
>the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 ruled in Imbler v. Pachtman that prosecutors cannot face civil lawsuits for prosecutorial abuses, no matter how severe.
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Even Government Prosecutors Think They Bullied Monica Lewinsky – Mother Jones
>>Lewinsky was told repeatedly that she could speak with whomever she wished **but was then warned that her cooperation would become less valuable if she consulted with anyone**, including Carter, before agreeing to assist prosecutors, the report says.
Law Enforcement is allowed to lie to you, but it's a crime to "lie" to them even if you just misspoke or misremembered.
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Listen to [Popehat](https://www.popehat.com/2007/10/26/shutupshutupshutupshutup/):
>With all respect, you probably suck at answering questions. You have not been trained yet to recognize the tactics cops use to put you ill at ease during an interview. You are probably nervous. You are probably going to be answering questions off of the top of your heard.
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP | Popehat
>With all respect, you probably suck at answering questions. You have not been trained yet to recognize the tactics cops use to put you ill at ease during an interview. You are probably nervous. You are probably going to be answering questions off of the top of your heard.
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Backsies on Brexit? – Mother Jones
>The first was the recent G7 meeting, which put a very definitive cherry on top of Donald Trump’s campaign to wreck Europe. This has been building for months, of course, but after Trump’s performance this weekend there could be a real belief on both sides that this is a time for a united front against the US, not for squabbling over EU rules on the size of bananas.
This isn't Drum's main point, but it would be deliciously ironic if Trump's assholery helped keep Britain in the EU.
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11 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox
Not everyone is happy with the founder of Craigslist
Ah, technological wishful thinking and sex hysteria in the same article. The internet *was destined* to kill off local classified. And sites like Craigslist made life safer for sex workers and made traffickers easier to catch. Blargh.
h/t [Dave Winer](http://scripting.com/)
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12 days ago by ReadingGeorgeFox

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