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1979 Total Solar Eclipse TV News Report on Vimeo
"It was the last total eclipse of the sun for North America until the year 2017" Stay for the pagans too.
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Erin Blakemore on Twitter: "Hi! Let's talk about the Jefferson Davis Highway. You may recognize the name from your own city or state. 1/many"
Suuuper fascinating thread on the Jefferson Davis highway system, conceived as a pre-Eisenhower interstate road network that doubled as revisionist Confederate propaganda
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yesterday by andrewheiss
The Eclipse Conspiracy - The Atlantic
"You’d think there would be a balanced look at even considering the idea that the eclipse isn’t going to happen. It’s like no one is even thinking to question this. Where are their voices? Why does Google give so few results that say the eclipse is fake? I would start by looking at Mark Zuckerberg and Charles “Chuck” Schumer. I am not saying the eclipse isn’t going to happen. I’m just saying there are two sides to every story."
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
It is time to stop using the term ‘alt right’ - Columbia Journalism Review
CJR comes out against "alt right" label. "Until we get real answers, it’s time to stop calling the president’s favored political zealots by their favored self-identifying term. Journalists can’t allow agents of hatred to set how they are defined. Their rebrand is little more than a cover-up for white supremacists to continue to commit foul acts of disrespect, intimidation, and violence."
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5 days ago by andrewheiss
PS22 Chorus "Blue Bucket of Gold" Sufjan Stevens - YouTube
Have a happy Friday afternoon with this school chorus cover of Sufjan
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Exploring Minard’s 1812 plot with ggplot2 | Andrew Heiss
In geekier news, here's how you can use R to do fancy things with Minard's famous plot of Napoleon's 1812 retreat from 🇷🇺
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Nukes - Radiolab
‪Apropos of nothing in particular, here's a fascinating look at the nuclear chain of command and POTUS's absolute power in it. Happy Tuesday!
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
You Are My Sunshine : Paul Ric...sticker : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
WHOA. The Internet Archive has put up *25,000* professionally digitized 78rpm records, like this one.
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe - WSJ
Advantage of not living in the East is that News O'Clock™ happens two hours earlier!
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
media.giphy.com
We'll always have moose lambs. #byespicey
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29 days ago by andrewheiss
Trump’s lawyers seek to undercut Mueller’s Russia investigation - The Washington Post
Um. "Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Not a tweet storm, but a real storm coincidentally named Don
This is amazing. "The hurricane center’s forecast discussion calls [tropical storm Don] “small,” ″not particularly well organized”" Storm was pre-named in 2006. Excellent timing.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Save the Census - The New York Times
Kinda stinks that this has to be an opinion, when it's, like, you know, article I section 2 clause 3 of the constitution
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Quand l'armée française joue Daft Punk #14juillet bit.ly/2t9WPxc - YouTube
The French military band performed a Daft Punk medley and it is glorious.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began - WSJ
Is it 2017? Is it a weekday afternoon? It's exciting news time! "U.S. intelligence agencies starting in the spring of 2015 detected conversations in which Russian government officials discussed associates of Donald Trump, several months before he declared his candidacy for president, according to current and former U.S. officials. In some cases, the Russians in the overheard conversations talked about meetings held outside the U.S. involving Russian government officials and Trump business associates or advisers, these people said."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump Jr. Reviews Famous Works of Literature - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The last review is the kicker. But also "Pride and Prejudice is a classic human-merger story about rich people overcoming a series of terrible obstacles to triumph in the end by marrying their own kind. This book was written by a girl."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said - The New York Times
waaaaaaaaat IF IT'S WHAT YOU SAY I LOVE IT --- "The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read the email, written by a trusted intermediary, who added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” If the future president’s elder son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material — or the notion that it was part of an ongoing effort by the Russian government to aid his father’s campaign — he gave no indication. He replied within minutes: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”"
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Facebook
Ukulele at the library
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.c-span.org
Including parts of this speech in my introduction. Holy crap I miss complete sentences.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake. - The Washington Post
He literally makes his own fake news! This makes me so happy :) "This cover — dated March 1, 2009 — looks like an impressive memento from Trump’s pre-presidential career. To club members eating lunch, or golfers waiting for a pro-shop purchase, it seemed to be a signal that Trump had always been a man who mattered. Even when he was just a reality-TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in Time. But that wasn’t true. The Time cover is a fake. There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time Magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867–1940  | Thomas W. Simpson | University of North Carolina Press
PSA for all LDS-inclined academics: Tom Simpson's *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism* is a fantastic, eminently accessible (short, even!) book about the role of higher education in incorporating Mormonism into mainstream American society. It also won the Mormon History Association's Best Book Award this year. So so good.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
A Muslim Teen Was Kidnapped And Murdered Outside A Virginia Mosque
Horrific. "People who attend the center identified the missing teen as Nabra, and said she and her friends were coming back from eating during a break from Ramadan prayers when a car pulled up and two men with baseball bats jumped out and started swinging at the group."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Theaters that perform Shakespeare are getting death threats - The Boston Globe
😂😂😐😭 Theaters around the country are getting death threats for performing Shakespeare, and not just Julius Caesar. "But the e-mails went to the wrong place — Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., one of several Shakespeare companies around the country that have been inundated with a flood of venomous e-mails, phone messages, and social media posts condemning them for the Central Park production."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows - The Washington Post
Yes, the 7% is hilarious. But the rest of the article is sobering. "By the time uniformity, hygiene and brand loyalty became modern ideals — the latter frequently encouraged by emerging food companies in well-funded ad campaigns — many Americans couldn’t imagine the origins of the boxed cereals or shrink-wrapped hot dogs in their kitchens. Today, many Americans only experience food as an industrial product that doesn’t look much like the original animal or plant: The USDA says orange juice is the most popular “fruit” in America, and processed potatoes — in the form of french fries and chips — rank among the top vegetables."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Venomous snake bites man, man bites wife so they could die together – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
I love Nancy, but not this much. "A venomous snake bit a man as he slept in India. When he awoke, he realized he wouldn’t survive for long, and bit his wife’s arm in an attempt to spread the venom so they could die together."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
thumbs.gfycat.com
me working on my dissertation rn
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Good essay on ❄️❄️❄️ "Today’s tough-guy posturing seems rooted, paradoxically, in threat and fear: fear of defeat, fear of lost status and fear that society is growing increasingly ill suited to tough-guy posturing in the first place. The narrator of “Fight Club,” source of that “snowflake” mantra, was a delusional man coping with modernity by inventing a hypermasculine alter-ego, imagining himself as the man-cult leader Tyler Durden. But making an entire alternate masculine identity is a lot of work. It’s always much easier to just call other people wimps and snowflakes — and hope they’ll be intimidated enough to melt away."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding - Bloomberg
Nearly 50% of the $2 billion raised on GoFundMe in 2016-2017 was for medical expenses
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Your Sunday read for today. Excellent reporting by the NYT. --- "Across the country, religious leaders whose politics fall to the left of center, and who used to shun the political arena, are getting involved — and even recruiting political candidates — to fight back against President Trump’s policies on immigration, health care, poverty and the environment. … Frustrated by Christian conservatives’ focus on reversing liberal successes in legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage, those on the religious left want to turn instead to what they see as truly fundamental biblical imperatives — caring for the poor, welcoming strangers and protecting the earth — and maybe even change some minds about what it means to be a believer. … Loath to be labeled left-leaning or liberal, Dr. Barber cites the Constitution and the common good as freely as the Bible. “We use the words that progressives have thrown away — morality, welfare, poor, faith — because those are soul words,” he says. He calls himself an evangelical “who takes seriously the Old Testament and Jesus.” Yet he has fully embraced gay and transgender rights — and in North Carolina, home of the law restricting bathroom use by transgender people. The Bible, he notes, says far more about caring for the needy than it does about homosexuality or abortion. “How do you take two or three Scriptures and make a theology out of it, and claim it is the moral perspective, and leave 2,000 on the table?” he said. “That is a form of theological malpractice.”"
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
France offering US scientists 4-year grant to research climate change - Business Insider
brb changing my research agenda "Researchers, teachers, and students can apply for a four-year grant that allows them to continue their studies or instruction, fully financed. The site also provides information on how to move to France by obtaining a work visa and residency permit. The website explains: "You will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband / wife working in France. If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and 'grandes écoles' are very low compared to the American system.""
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Spotify Web Player - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition) - The Beatles
Not Comey-related, but this new Deluxe Edition Remix of Sgt. Pepper is glorious.
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
lawfareblog.com | 502: Bad gateway
Hoo boy. "It recounts, in spare and simple prose, a set of facts to which Comey is prepared to testify under oath tomorrow. Despite this sparseness, or maybe I should say because of it, it is the most shocking single document compiled about the official conduct of the public duties of any President since the release of the Watergate tapes."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
english.alarabiya.net
😱😱 "Qatari citizens have 14 days to leave Bahraini territories while Qatari diplomats were given 48 hours to leave the country after being expelled."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
God and the Don
This exchange is amazing. ""I did very, very well with evangelicals in the polls," Trump interjected in the middle of the conversation -- previously unreported comments that were described to me by both pastors. They gently reminded Trump that neither of them was an evangelical. "Well, what are you then?" Trump asked. They explained they were mainline Protestants, the same Christian tradition in which Trump, a self-described Presbyterian, was raised and claims membership. Like many mainline pastors, they told the President-elect, they lead diverse congregations. Trump nodded along, then posed another question to the two men: "But you're all Christians?" "Yes, we're all Christians.""
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Writer’s Process - The New Yorker
Same. Totally the same. "I don’t need to disable my Internet connection, because—honestly?—I’m not even tempted. I understand that social media does not hold the answers I seek, and that looking at it will only make me feel terrible. And, what’s more, my understanding of this fact translates seamlessly into my actual behavior."
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Emotions : Invisibilia : NPR
This new season of Invisibilia is astounding, but each episode (so far) is devastating.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Reporters burst into laughter as Sean Spicer insists Trump didn't misspell 'covfefe' tweet - YouTube
FYI, y'all. "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant"
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
fortune.com
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Here's What We Know About The Suspect In The Portland Train Stabbing Attack
Terroist attack in Portland. Two killed by white supremacist after trying intervene and stop him from harassing two Muslim women.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong | Ars Technica
The palette for my next project will consist of Light of Blast, Classic Fug, Dope, Ronching Blue, and Turdly
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may 2017 by andrewheiss
Kimmy Schmidt GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
This show. "I'm gonna get up at morning, or however you say it."
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may 2017 by andrewheiss
Is Donald Trump a witch? - The Washington Post
🎊 Alexandra Petri 🎊 "Since he has taken office, Americans have begun aging 300 years in the course of a week. Time is out of joint. A ghastly specter has risen up from a vile mist and might be offered a position at the Department of Homeland Security. The world is a mist of illusion. Is this not witchcraft?"
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may 2017 by andrewheiss
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Amazing journalism from ProPublica and Gizmodo here.
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may 2017 by andrewheiss
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