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me dissertating in the age of trump
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
The US Is Banning Laptops And Tablets On Flights From Major Middle Eastern Airports - BuzzFeed News
What the crap?! "The ban was revealed Monday after two Middle Eastern airlines began telling passengers about the new restrictions. A representative of Saudi Arabian Airlines, based at JFK International Airport in New York, told BuzzFeed News that the ban begins immediately, and covers all electronic devices, excluding cell phones. The airline said the ban applies on flights headed to the US. The representative declined to answer further questions and said inquiries should be directed to the Transportation Security Administration. The ban will hit every major air travel hub in the Middle East, including the home airports of global airline industry giants like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. A US official told the Associated Press that the ban covers all direct flights to to the US from Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates."
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
Alexander and the V Bad, FML Day - The New Yorker
"At breakfast Anthony watched ESPN on his tablet and Nick watched “Zootopia” on his tablet but on my tablet the video kept freezing. I think I’ll move to Australia, where hybrid fibre-coaxial cable networks run at up to thirty megabits per second in major metro areas."
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5 days ago by andrewheiss
Sorry for the Delayed Response - The New Yorker
Every one of these is perfect. "Oof, I really didn’t mean to take twelve days to respond to your e-mail. Does it ever feel like time is passing way too fast and you never have enough hours in the day to accomplish anything? Like, the sands of time have eroded the midpoint of the hourglass and it’s all just freely falling through now? Anyway, to answer your question: Yes, I can do 3 p.m."
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why - The Washington Post
Alexandra Petri on Trump's budget. "All schoolchildren will be taught by an F-35 wearing a Make America Great Again hat. They will also have new school choice options including the choice not to afford any school at all, because at school you are taught things like grammar and pronouns and spelling and history, and these are all potentially inimical to future we are trying to build. We will also be cutting Meals on Wheels programs to feed children, because they are not improving performance as we would like. Feed children just to feed them? What are we, SOFT? No. No we are not. AMERICA WILL BE STRONGER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN! Anyone who survives will be a gun covered in the fur of a rare mammal, capable of fighting disease with a single muscular flex. RAW POWER! HARD RAW POWER GRRRRRR HISSS POW! It will be great."
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Trump Haters Spent Millions Making Protest Signs - Bloomberg
:) "Sales of poster boards, markers and other sign-making supplies jumped more than 30 percent in the week before Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Jan. 21 Women’s March, according to data from the NPD Group, which tracks sales of consumer goods. That week, Americans spent an estimated $6 million on supplies—not insignificant considering that many of the individual items cost $1 or less. Sales of foam boards rose 42 percent. Poster board sales grew 33 percent, and in the week before the inauguration, stores sold roughly one-third of the 6.8 million poster boards sold in January."
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Trump budget cuts: U.S. federal funding 2018 - Washington Post
holy crap RIP government The funding for Meals on Wheels is gone. As are all these agencies: African Development Foundation Appalachian Regional Commission Chemical Safety Board Corporation for National and Community Service Corporation for Public Broadcasting Delta Regional Authority Denali Commission Institute of Museum and Library Services Inter-American Foundation U.S. Trade and Development Agency Legal Services Corporation National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Northern Border Regional Commission Overseas Private Investment Corporation U.S. Institute of Peace U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
Satan Scourges Us With It: A Brief History Of Carpeted Mormon Basketball
The most engrossing article about carpeted LDS gyms you'll read all month. "Carpeted gyms achieved their real zenith of peculiarity when they weren’t actually being used for basketball at all. Cash-hoarding misers that we are, Mormons frequently hold wedding receptions in church gyms, carpeted or otherwise. A few years ago, I attended the wedding reception of a friend on the same carpeted gym floor where we had played basketball nearly a decade before. As with gold plates and stringent restrictions on coffee, I couldn’t imagine explaining the irreducible weirdness of the experience to a non-Mormon, nor its moving appeal."
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Fantastic follow-up interview from that video "My real life punched through the fake cover I had created on television" --- Also, "Contrary to speculation on the internet, Professor Kelly said, he and Ms. Kim did not fight after the interview ended. And he shot down a widely circulated theory for why he had not gotten up from his chair. “I was wearing pants,” he said."
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
Scott Pruitt denies basic climate science. But most of the outrage is missing the point. - Vox
"Allow me an analogy. Imagine you’re playing a basketball game. A member of the other team travels. The referee calls the travel, but the opposing player just shrugs and says, “I don’t care.” He refuses to surrender the ball and just keeps going. Then his team starts putting extra players on the court, fouling at will, and pelting your team with refuse. The referee continues calling violations, but the other team simply disregards him. They start appealing to their own referees, friends of theirs in the stands. “Bob says there was no foul.” At that point, the dispute is no longer about what happened in this play or that play. The facts are not at issue. The dispute is over the authority of the referee. The question is whether both teams will honor the referee’s calls, and if not, how the game can be played at all and what “winning” means under the circumstances. If it’s not obvious, the referee in this analogy is science."
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13 days ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Hacking
This is unreasonably hilarious.
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
CNN - “Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone”...
“Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone” Americans “should invest in their own healthcare.” Hard to believe, but it's true! The average family health insurance plan was just over $18,000 in 2016[1]. So if you simply cut back on two and a half iPhones a month, you and your family could afford to pay for health insurance without adding a dime to your budget. [1]: http://j.mp/2lTy6og (via Walker Frahm)
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18 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
How serious is Europe about preparing for the day when it can no longer count on America? Nuclear weapons serious.
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19 days ago by andrewheiss
Sikh man in Kent says he was told ‘Go back to your own country’ before he was shot | The Seattle Times
It continues. "The victim, a 39-year-old Sikh man, was working on his vehicle in his driveway in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood about 8 p.m. Friday when he was approached by an unknown man, Kent police said, after talking with the victim. An altercation followed, with the victim saying the suspect made statements to the effect of “go back to your own country.” He was shot in the arm. The victim described the shooter as a 6-foot-tall white man with a stocky build. He was wearing a mask covering the lower half of his face, the victim said."
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20 days ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Focus Knob
also life rn: rapid oscillations from one extreme to the other
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
The case for going to bed at 2:30 am - Vox
More of my people! "Ultimately, learning about delayed sleep helped me sleep easier. My late-night writing inspiration, marathon sleep-in sessions on weekends, and Garfield-like distaste for mornings all had an explanation that went all the way down to the cellular level. I wasn’t resisting the world’s sleep schedule; I was conforming to my own. Deep down I always believed that staying up late wasn’t the result of some moral deficiency — now I felt like I had the proof. For years, every time I discovered someone else who stayed up past midnight, I felt less like an anomaly and more like a part of a clandestine, late-night club. Some stayed up with medical issues, new babies, and looming deadlines, but others simply preferred to work after dark. These are my people."
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24 days ago by andrewheiss
Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent – Arizona Capitol Times
See also Egypt's 2013 anti-protest law. "SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others. But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated. And what’s worse, said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
PRRI
When people claim to be Christian and commit violence in the name of Christianity 75 percent of Americans say that person wasn’t really Christian. But when people claim to be Muslim and commit violence in the name of Islam, 50 percent of Americans said that person isn’t really Muslim.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Chaffetz says out-of-state 'radicals' hijacked town hall meeting | KSL.com
Mubarak, Morsi, and Sisi have all said this too :) #foreignhands
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
White House rattled by McCarthy's spoof of Spicer - POLITICO
This is amazing. "More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
She had something to say about Betsy DeVos. So she sent her senator a pizza — with a message. - The Washington Post
THIS IS SO COOL! My attempt to send edible cookie dough to the senate a week ago failed, but it led to Julia Smith Silge sending a pizza to Orrin Hatch, who also rejected the food. But the pizza got national press coverage!
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Golden Plates to Book of Mormon - Friend February 2017 - friend
Your Sunday read: normalization of the seer stones (kind of ahead of the U and T even) in The Friend (see step 6). Neato.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Regina Spektor - YouTube
Take your mind off the memory of the Bowling Green Massacre with your Friday listen.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Detroit family caught in Iraq travel ban, mom dies waiting for approval to come home | WJBK
This is barbaric. 75-year-old Iraqi woman with green card dies after being refused entry into the U.S. for medical treatment.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Sean Spicer is right. That five-year-old refugee has diabolical plans. - The Washington Post
"He has plans to carry his sinister associate Bear Bear with him everywhere, to bed and to the dinner table and even to school, and we know how Betsy DeVos feels about bears in schools. Besides, Bear Bear is a foreign operative with a missing eye and almost none of his original fur, always silent, and his motives cannot be adequately discerned."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Federal court halts Trump’s immigration ban - The Verge
Nationwide emergency stay granted in federal court following ACLU suit
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
On Moral Issues and Trump – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
"Trump’s mistreatment of refugees is easily the most pressing moral matter in the United States at this moment. It deserves nothing more than our scorn and our opposition. And if ever there was a moment for the church to use its moral soapbox, now is that moment."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
andrewheiss | Keybase
Sticking my PGP stuff here b/c of the Tr*mp regime…
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Danny Gold on Twitter: "High up overview of the massive protest crowd at JFK terminal 4 https://t.co/iuMeoVNuO9"
Massive protests outside JFK, Newark, Dulles (ongoing list of current and future airport protests here https://twitter.com/sarahjeong/status/825484776459083777) NYC taxi union on a work stoppage, with no pickups or dropoffs at JFK: https://twitter.com/KatrinaNation/status/825470818129936384 Detained travelers at LAX not given access to lawyers, including Iranian who was due for citizenship in two weeks: http://j.mp/2jCnlc9 Justice Department had no input into the EO; confusion all around https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/825444703516651523 Clemson researcher blocked from entry: https://twitter.com/NNNICKKK/status/825450376845332480
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Yesterday's abhorrent EO is already having significant effects, not just for refugees, but for immigrants with green cards—people being turned away at airports, both before takeoff and at landing. --- The Trump administration issued its order in a way that ensured maximum confusion and hardship: "People who were still in the air as of 10:30 p.m. likely face being blocked at the airport when their planes land, he said. “If they are already on the plane, they will not be able to enter,” he said. "We had a few folks land who landed right around the time the order was issued, who were permitted to go through. I guess it was the luck of the draw.”" (http://j.mp/2k3a8ro) An Iraqi Facebook engineer in the US is suddenly cutoff from his family in nearby Vancouver: http://j.mp/2jgyIYE US Border patrol appears to decide reentry for green card holders on case by case basis - incl questions re political views: https://twitter.com/tparsi/status/825271502861955072 "One of the Iraqis detained at Kennedy Airport, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, had worked on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq for 10 years. Darweesh worked as an interpreter for the Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Baghdad and Mosul starting shortly after the invasion of Iraq.": http://j.mp/2k337ag “He gave his package and his passport to an airport officer, and they didn’t talk to him, they just put him in a room,” she said. “He told me that they forced him to get back to Iraq. He asked for his lawyer and to apply for an asylum case. And they told him you can’t do that, you need to go back to your country.”: http://j.mp/2k337ag Lufthansa, Qatar, Emirates aren't taking any Iranian passport holders to the U.S., also those with Green Cards, airline official says.: https://twitter.com/ThomasErdbrink/status/825327203323879429 - update, though: Emirates will take Iranians with green card, visa holders need pre-clearance. Qatar and Lufthansa banned all Iranians for US routes: https://twitter.com/ThomasErdbrink/status/825327203323879429
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Sign up for a free IFTTT account - IFTTT
This is astounding. Explore thousands and thousands of radio stations around the world.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
“I was a stranger and you did not... - Fr. James Martin, SJ | Facebook
"Maybe you think that you have a right to refuse a person in need. And that you have the right to protect yourself. Well, we do have the right of self-protection. But refusing the one in need because you want to protect yourself, especially when the other is in desperate need and obvious danger, is not what Christianity is about. It’s about the opposite. It’s about helping the stranger, even if it carries some risk. That’s the Parable of the Good Samaritan in a nutshell."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned - The Washington Post
“It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,” said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under Secretary of State John Kerry. “Department expertise in security, management, administrative and consular positions in particular are very difficult to replicate and particularly difficult to find in the private sector.”
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Refuge from the Storm - By Elder Patrick Kearon
"Being a refugee may be a defining moment in the lives of those who are refugees, but being a refugee does not define them. Like countless thousands before them, this will be a period—we hope a short period—in their lives. Some of them will go on to be Nobel laureates, public servants, physicians, scientists, musicians, artists, religious leaders, and contributors in other fields. Indeed, many of them were these things before they lost everything. This moment does not define them, but our response will help define us."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
EPA and USDA under media blackout now. No research, data, press releases, or even tweets are allowed from anyone in the agencies. 😱
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Why I unapologetically support the Trump Presidency. | Turtle Writes
I struggled with this at first, but they make a good argument and I might be convinced.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Reid: No group is harder on me than fellow Mormons | The Salt Lake Tribune
Your Sunday read: "I've had a lot of opposition in my 50 years in politics, but no group has been more difficult and hard on me than [LDS] church members — sending letters to my bishop saying I shouldn't get a recommend. There came a time in Las Vegas where the church encouraged kids not to go trick or treating for Halloween for fear of violence or crime but to go trunk or treating. One member of the church had in his trunk a picture of Harry Reid and the devil. My children and grandchildren saw them. It was not funny. I've tried to teach my children by example that's not who we are. Even though some people choose to put their politics above the church, that doesn't mean we are going to."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.yahoo.com
For this final Sunday during Obama's presidency. "But a look back through eight years of Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speeches, his remarks at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast that began as a new tradition during his first term, and the heartbreaking number of eulogies he has delivered following mass shootings reveals a president who has spoken about faith not only with great frequency but also with uncommon depth. “This is a president who is very comfortable with deep reflection and discussion around the theological implications of faith.”"
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
We Are on the Verge of Darkness | Foreign Policy
Crucial reading from Human Rights Watch… "The global rise of populists poses a dangerous threat to human rights — which exist to protect people from governments. Yet today, a new generation of populists is reversing that role. Claiming to speak for “the people,” they treat rights as an impediment to their conception of the majority will, a needless obstacle to defending the nation from perceived threats and evils. Instead of accepting that rights protect everyone, they encourage people to adopt the dangerous belief that they will never need their rights against an overreaching government claiming to act in their name. … Values are fragile. Because the values of human rights depend foremost on the ability to empathize with others — to recognize the importance of treating others the way we would want to be treated — they are especially vulnerable to the demagogue’s exclusionary appeal. A society’s culture of respect for human rights needs regular tending, lest the fears of the moment sweep away the wisdom that built democratic rule. We all have a duty, and we must not delay in getting to work."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers) | Motherboard
Sarah Jeong killing it with Star Wars analysis. Data storage mediums vs. data access ports in Rogue One and the rest of the canon movies. "What on earth is being stored on that magnetic tape cassette? Is it 5000 .bmp images loaded into slides in Powerpoint with accompanying animations? Why is DEATH_STAR_final_final__FINAL.dwg.doc.gif.pdf so big?"
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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