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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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3 days 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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9 days 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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16 days 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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19 days 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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19 days 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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21 days 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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23 days 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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25 days 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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26 days 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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29 days 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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29 days ago by andrewheiss
andrewheiss | Keybase
Sticking my PGP stuff here b/c of the Tr*mp regime…
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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Was 2016 especially dangerous for celebrities? An empirical analysis.
In-depth statistical proof that 2016 was a horrible year for celebrity deaths. (based on Wikipedia data)
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? | Motherboard
Solid argument here. "Maybe Anakin is just extremely stupid (an explanation we can’t ignore), but given that we’ve established that Padme never got an ultrasound, it seems more likely that there were no medical options that they could turn to before his thought processes went straight to “Betray The Jedi Order And Everything I Believe In.” In a galaxy of bacta tanks that can heal grievous wounds, and highly advanced cybernetic prosthetics to replace limbs, reproductive health is stuck in the middle ages. At the end of Episode III, Anakin gets three limbs chopped off and then falls into hot lava. He lives. His wife has babies, under medical supervision. She dies."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does
Remember that genie movie "Shazam" with Sinbad in it back in the 90s? Me too. BUT, you actually don't remember it because IT DOESN'T EXIST. This is possibly as earth shattering as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears thing.
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Leaked photos from the Rogue One sequel (Mainly Speculation - Possible Spoilers) - Album on Imgur
These are so good. "Here we can see Vader dueling with an unnamed Jedi, played by Sir Alec Guinness. This might be the Jedi referenced by Mon Mothma and Bail Organa in Rogue one." "This scene depicts the Mark Hamill character still in uniform and probably takes place very early in the movie."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Why I got arrested at the NC General Assembly | News & Observer
Fantastic work by incredible Sanford faculty in the face of the GOP's burn-everything-down-on-the-way-out strategy. "Anyone who knows me will tell you that breaking the rules was not a normal thing for me to do. But these are not normal times. We scholars evenhandedly weigh evidence — but as citizens we should never be “evenhanded” about democracy. We are supposed to protect democracy, within the system if we can but through nonviolent dissent if we must. This is the rule we learn from our history; it is the rule I have always taught my students; it is the rule that, as a scholar second but a citizen first, I will always follow."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Heissatopia: Heiss Holiday Humbug 2016
Behold, the 2016 edition of the Heiss Family Christmas Poem! (yay Nancy!) PDF version here: http://j.mp/2gVFwVy
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
How Trump is paving the way for a revival of the ‘religious left’ - The Washington Post
Excellent article on the rise of the religious left "Still, the United States has a long history of embracing ethical exemplars in times of crisis. As such, the left wing of America’s faithful is well positioned to offer a more progressive religious vision for the millions of Americans dissatisfied with the incoming administration. The precise dimensions of this vision are still being defined, but Barber offered a none-too-subtle hint at its focus in a sermon delivered shortly after the election. “The role of the church is to engage in the dangerous ministry of telling the truth,” he said."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Strong words from McMullin here "As a C.I.A. officer, I saw firsthand authoritarians’ use of these tactics around the world. Their profound appetite for absolute power drives their intolerance for any restraint — whether by people, organizations, the law, cultural norms, principles or even the expectation of consistency. For a despot, all of these checks on power must be ignored, undermined or destroyed so that he is all that matters. Mr. Trump has said that he prefers to be unpredictable because it maximizes his power. During his recent interview with The New York Times, he casually abandoned his fiery calls during the campaign for torture, prosecuting Hillary Clinton and changing libel laws. Mr. Trump’s inconsistencies and provocative proposals are a strategy; they are intended to elevate his importance above all else — and to place him beyond democratic norms, beyond even the Constitution."
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump’s Cabinet assembly instructions - The Washington Post
Alexandra Petri has been spying on Trump "33. Treasury. You know you promised the American people something about the Treasury and Goldman Sachs, but you can’t remember what. 34. Just in case, appoint a former Goldman Sachs executive secretary of the treasury. Okay, great. Progress."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Great Smog of London - Wikipedia
Just learned this was a thing. 12,000 people dead in 4 days. #thanksnetflix
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
‘It’s unprecedented in our history’: Trump’s election inspired millions in nonprofit donations - The Washington Post
Welp, at least the election provided an exogenous shock for future nonprofit studies research designs…
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Donald Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Could Face His Own Conflict-of-Interest Questions - WSJ
Or, for instance, this article, which was published 6 minutes before Trump's flag burning tweet.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
GSA's Trump Hotel Lease Debacle - Promising Practices - Management - GovExec.com
See, for instance, this hugely important story where soon he'll be his own landlord.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, dies at 90 - The Washington Post
One of the authors of The Post’s obituary for Castro is J. Y. Smith, who himself died a decade ago.
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november 2016 by andrewheiss
Post-Election College Paper Grading Rubric - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
"Feels compelled to justify argument with evidence and cited material. Utterly neglects repetition of slogans. Fails to mention lawsuit altogether."
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november 2016 by andrewheiss
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