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Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life| Reuters
hahahahahahah :( --- "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." … Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map. "Here, you can take that, that's the final map of the numbers," the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. "It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us." He had copies for each of the three Reuters reporters in the room.
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Senate ID Cards Use A Photo Of A Chip Rather Than An Actual Smart Chip | Techdirt
🎉🎊Security!🎊🎉 Senate staffers issued ID cards whose "security chips" turn out to be just pictures of a chip.
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Scorecard Diplomacy
My adviser's new amazing book is about to come out and it has a shiny fancy companion website
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED - Every Day Should Be Saturday
WHAT AN INSPIRING DIET. --- "The local weatherman loves viewer-submitted photos of interesting clouds, I chuckled to myself. The weatherman is dead. Turmeric can add a lovely bright color to your eggs, and is a natural anti-inflammatory."
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5 days ago by andrewheiss
Mormon History Shows the Dangers of Targeting Muslims
19 Mormon scholars file an amici curiae brief to the Ninth Circuit regarding Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, using the story of government attacks on Mormon immigration in the 19th century to show the court the need to carefully examine the ramifications of the EO. Awesome stuff.
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat? | Chart Party - YouTube
Even if you're not a huge fan of baseball (🙋‍♂️), this is absolutely fascinating.
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
Audiobook readers obsessed with multitasking are driving America's biggest new reading trend — Quartz
Oh man, this and podcasts. This article is spot on. "Audiobook listening is growing rapidly specifically with 25- to 34-year-olds, thanks to a pernicious “sleep when you’re dead” mindset reflective of the young, aspirational, educated American: We are fearful of mono-tasking, find downtime distasteful, and feel anxious around idleness. Even when picking socks from a drawer, young workers feel better if information’s somehow flowing into their brains. And this is exactly the restless market that book publishers need."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
seven_last_words.md · GitHub
Injected some liturgical tradition into my Easter sacrament meeting talk today.
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Indiana Jones Is The Avatar Of Mormonism’s Intellectual Golden Age – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
I am convinced. "Thesis: We would like to remind you all that Indiana Jones is definitely Mormon. Probably a jack-Mormon, but definitely a Mormon. In fact, to understand Indiana Jones is to understand post-Brigham Young, pre-David O. McKay Mormonism: the era sometimes called the golden age of Mormon intellectual life."
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17 days ago by andrewheiss
Every Parent Who Does This One Thing Is a Terrible Parent - Los Angeles Magazine
Oof. Hard truths here. "There is a thing all parents do. Our grandparents did it. Our parents did it. We do it, too. Everyone accepts it, as if parents always parented this way. There is even a cultural touchstone—that one scene from the movie we all loved, with that quote all parents say to each other ironically. Yes, some parents agonize over whether or not to do it, and Lord knows kids don’t always like it. This ongoing tension seems to have reached a tipping point, as evidenced by that funny video everyone shared recently."
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
Netflix Live | Netflix
I need Will Arnett to narrate my life.
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account
This is incredibly fascinating investigative journalism.
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29 days ago by andrewheiss
Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year - The Washington Post
oh "Or, for a slightly more disturbing comparison: The total biomass of all adult humans on Earth is estimated to be 287 million tons. Even if you tack on another 70 million-ish tons to account for the weight of kids, it's still not equal to the total amount of food eaten by spiders in a given year, exceeding the total weight of humanity. In other words, spiders could eat all of us and still be hungry."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
time.com
"If you'd read the original novel you'd know Han Solo is actually the name of the doctor, not the monster he creates."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Germany slams ‘intimidating’ £300bn White House bill | World | The Times & The Sunday Times
I hate this darkest timeline. --- "Donald Trump handed the German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” Nato for defending it when they met last weekend, German government sources have revealed. The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations,” the minister said."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
media.tenor.co
me dissertating in the age of trump
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5 weeks 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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5 weeks 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 weeks 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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5 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Hacking
This is unreasonably hilarious.
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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Focus Knob
also life rn: rapid oscillations from one extreme to the other
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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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12 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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12 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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12 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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january 2017 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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january 2017 by andrewheiss
andrewheiss | Keybase
Sticking my PGP stuff here b/c of the Tr*mp regime…
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january 2017 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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january 2017 by andrewheiss
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