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Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically - The New York Times
“Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi, who serves in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and later became a United States citizen. He speaks four languages, has a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and is a highly decorated career foreign service officer. He must now explain Mr. Trump’s insistence that people with similar origins should not be allowed to visit the United States because they would “never go back to their huts” in Africa. Mr. Mushingi did not respond to requests for comment for this article.”
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
A Whole New World With Realistic Audio - YouTube
Here's the video you didn't know you needed to watch this Thursday morning.
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting - The Washington Post
"“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday."
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
The Evolution of Religious Iconography in Star Wars | Tor.com
Important article on Jedi theology, space Jesuits, and NiJedha as Jerusalem and Mecca
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Judith Kelley Named New Dean of the Sanford School | Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Heyyy! My delightful wonderful PhD adviser is the new dean of Duke's Sanford School!
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
Advantage of 9 AM church is that we've reinstituted mandatory rest time for the kids. None of them napped (hahahahahahaaha), but the Rachel and Miriam had an essay writing competition about Team Peeta vs. Team Gale and now Rachel has been coding with Khan Academy for an hour. What have we created?
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
media0.giphy.com
Maximum Derek! Your regular PSA that The Good Place is the best show on TV and the current season has started again and you should watch it the end.
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
MPA 612: Public Management Economics
Woohoo my MPA public+micro econ syllabus is now live!
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
😱😱😱 I worked on this project for 6 years and typeset 11 volumes. This is a big important move and the project will be awesome at Brill.
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23 days ago by andrewheiss
Google Maps’s Moat
This is the most enthralling article about Google Maps that you will read all year.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
302 Found
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Childrens Health Insurance Funding Nears End in Colorado / Public News Service
“Pregnant women with due dates in February have been told unless CHIP funding is restored, their health coverage will expire before they give birth”
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Designing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Part 1: How Porgs Were Hatched | StarWars.com
It was too hard to digitally remove a ton of real-life puffins, so porgs were invented instead.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Head of Pentagon’s secret ‘UFO’ office sought to make evidence public - The Washington Post
YOU GUYS. “The videos, all taken from cockpit cameras, show pilots struggling to lock their radars on oval-shaped vessels that, on screen, look vaguely like giant flying Tic Tacs. The strange aircraft — no claims are made about their possible origins or makeup — appear to hover briefly before sprinting away at speeds that elicit gasps and shouts from the pilots. Elizondo, in an internal Pentagon memo requesting that the videos be cleared for public viewing, argued that the images could help educate pilots and improve aviation safety. But in interviews, he said his ultimate intention was to shed light on a little-known program Elizondo himself ran for seven years: a low-key Defense Department operation to collect and analyze reported UFO sightings. ”
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up - YouTube
In preparation for Episode VIII tomorrow. (via John D. Martin III)
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They're Nazis - The Atlantic
Response to the NYT's Nazi-coddling piece yesterday "“He’s a nice enough guy,” said the local grocer, Butch Tarmac, a registered Democrat. “He buys apples and pancake mix. I also like those things. But I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on the bit about the one true race cleansing the soil and commanding what is rightfully theirs.”
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act - The Washington Post
Where we are as a country “Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at risk by the end of the year.”
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
lolz in the haze of new job + baby #5 I totally forgot to register for this conference. Hooray for on-site registration
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Alabama state auditor defends Roy Moore against sexual allegations, invokes Mary and Joseph
ummmm "“Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.” “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”"
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Exclusive: Lebanon believes Saudi holds Hariri, demands return | Reuters
In other underreported news stories, Saudi Arabia is holding the Lebanese PM hostage.
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department - Vox
The slow implosion of State continues :( "The new AFSA data focuses on the top-ranking career officials — meaning people who have spent their lives in the State Department. This includes minister counselors (the equivalent of two-star generals), career ministers (the three-star equivalent), and career ambassadors (the four-star equivalent). The number of people in each of those posts has declined dramatically since President Trump took office in January. The number of minister counselors in the State Department has gone down by 15 percent, career ministers by 42 percent, and career ambassadors by a whopping 60 percent. … The number of people who took the Foreign Service exam, the main requirement to become a foreign service officer, dropped by more than half between 2016 and 2017."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Can Ásatrú Be Rescued from the Racists? - The Atlantic
"As white supremacists marched through Charlottesville, the high priest of a pagan religion looked on with horror from Reykjavik, Iceland. It wasn’t just their racist message that bothered him. It was that their banners bore the symbols of his religion: Ásatrú, also known as heathenry. “I think it’s obscene,” the high priest, Hilmar Hilmarsson, said of the way white supremacists are coopting Norse symbols like Thor’s hammer because they believe the Vikings were a pure white race. This appropriation has been underway for a few years—not only in the United States, but also in Sweden, Germany, Canada, and elsewhere—and it’s rattling many of those who practice the Ásatrú faith in its birthplace. “We are absolutely horrified,” Hilmarsson told me."
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
media1.tenor.co
Love waiting until the last minute to reserve flights and hotels for conferences and needlessly overpaying. It's the best.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Embedded : NPR
This Trump-focused season of Embedded is horrifying and revealing.
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11 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trump teases Halloween trick-or-treaters - BBC News
“You have no weight problems, that's the good news,” he says to a group of little kids.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
BUS M 491R: Telling Stories with Data
And we’re live! Check out my new 2nd term class on stories and science communication, starting tomorrow
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
BURGER KING | Bullying Jr. - YouTube
Surprisingly good and powerful A+ Burger King commercial
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code - The Verge
This is the greatest long profile of a judge you’ll read all year.
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
BYU Women's Faculty Flag Football Team "A Lot" - YouTube
This BYU female faculty flag football team is fantastic!
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
www.decisionproblem.com
This is an astounding game and I'm totally using it my econ class next semester
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
Alienate GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY
5 years ago, right before we moved to Durham, Rachel got to be an extra in an indy movie: *Alienate*, now on Netflix (http://j.mp/2xqQSOI). I have no idea how good it is or whatever, but her 90 seconds of fame start at 50:19
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
Nine Rounds a Second: Why the Las Vegas Shooting Was Different - The New York Times
Gut-wrenching data visualization. The audio-based visual in the link is painful.
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october 2017 by andrewheiss
U.S. to Collect Social Media Data on All Immigrants Entering Country - The New York Times
Ridiculous. "The department published the new requirement in the Federal Register last week, saying it would collect “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results,” which would be included in an applicant’s immigration file. It said the data would come from “publicly available information obtained from the internet, public records, public institutions, interviewees, commercial data providers.”"
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
“I was troubled but I didn’t know what to say”: How to respond when someone brings up the “curse of Cain” in church or at home | Shoulder to the Wheel
Check out this list of helpful resources for responding to outdated LDS folk teachings on race (which will be especially important for the upcoming OD2 lesson in Sunday School)
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
Lore - Official Trailer [HD] | Amazon Video - YouTube
Oh man, so excited for this TV version of Lore Podcast. It even has the awful terrifying Robert doll story.
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia - Radiolab
Listen to this incredible story by Rough Translation and Radiolab Podcast about Tolstoy and Somalia
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
Holst's "Jupiter" - YouTube
Stop what you're doing and watch/listen to Holst's *Jupiter* on melodicas
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
MPA 635: Data visualization
Phew. First class done Phew. (With final-ish website finished 30 minutes before 😱 )
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
Ask Not for Whom the Doorbell Tolls. They Won’t Answer It. - WSJ
Millennials have now killed the doorbell. We won't stop our murderous rampage until we kill every industry.
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september 2017 by andrewheiss
NBC News on Twitter: "Trump on pardoning Arpaio during Harvey: "I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally." https://t.co/4tMNoDKN4E"
He pardoned Arpaio during a hurricane because he "assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally" since everyone was watching storm coverage. The man is unhinged.
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august 2017 by andrewheiss
Why Joe Arpaio was found guilty
Reminder: Joe Arpaio is a convicted criminal who has blatantly violated the civil rights of Latinos & attacked the rule of law
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august 2017 by andrewheiss
Trump’s ‘God whisperer’ says resisting him is an affront to God – ThinkProgress
Cool cool. FYI, resisting Trump = fighting against God's plan = fighting against God. "In other words, he is authentically — whether people like it or not — has been raised up by God. Because God says that He raises up and places all people in places of authority. It is God who raises up a king. It is God that sets one down. When you fight against the plan of God, you are fighting against the hand of God."
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august 2017 by andrewheiss
Andrew Kirell on Twitter: "Tucker: Trump looking at eclipse w/out eyewear was "perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done." https://t.co/en2CdUs859 https://t.co/kL5i6L9X7I"
Oh man, serious case of Poe's Law here. Tucker Carlson on Fox News: "Even the president saw it, but in a move that is not a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun without any glasses. Perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done."
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august 2017 by andrewheiss
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