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On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press - The Washington Post
"Precisely because Finland is worthy of kudos for its protection of free expression over the years, it is all the more interesting what it does not protect."
excerpt from The Soul of the First Amendment
floyd_abrams  washingtonpost  reporting  journalism  freedom  protection  rights  information  finland  america  switzerland  2010s  2017  2016  slovakia  punishment  sweden  1776  1770s  privacy  susan_ruusunen  matti_vanhanen  2000s  2007  jussi_kristian_halla-aho  2012  hate  blog  bill_clinton  donald_trump  speech  legal  op-ed  excerpt 
may 2017 by cluebucket
ada dun goofed at tom moody
tom takes on... Ada the Algorithm: "The best business to be in right now is selling digital snake oil to doctors, lawyers, soldiers, and politicians."
tom_moody  washingtonpost  ada  algorithm  campaign  hillary_clinton  google  eric_schmidt  technology  secret  2016  2010s 
december 2016 by cluebucket
That Putin's Government Spoke to the Trump Campaign Should Be Dominating the News Cycle
RT : "The still needs to deal with the story of Russian influence: via "

WaPo: "'We have just begun to consider ways of building dialogue with the future Donald Trump administration and channels we will be using for those purposes,' Ryabkov was quoted as saying."

Pierce: "Well, kids, the unthinkable already has happened. You might as well cover it as fully as possible."  russia  vladimir_putin  politics  dina_demetrius  charles_p_pierce  donald_trump  influence  secret  sergei_ryabkov  hope_hicks  government  collusion  washingtonpost  media  news  2016  2010s  power  from twitter
november 2016 by cluebucket
WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)
"In arguing that no public interest was served by exposing PRISM, what did the Post editors forget to mention? That the newspaper that (simultaneous with The Guardian) made the choice to expose the PRISM program by spreading its operational details and top-secret manual all over its front page is called … the Washington Post."  washingtonpost  2016  2010s  pulitzer  prize  newspaper  op-ed  glenn_greenwald  edward_snowden  criminal  NSA  prism  screengrab  publishing  leak  journalism  hypocrisy  secret  government  transparency 
september 2016 by cluebucket
How abortion opponents secretly bought a Va. abortion clinic to deceive women - The Washington Post
"Did they consider reporting a sexually active 11-year-old to authorities?
"'Oh no, we don't do that. We're not doctors, so we don't have to,' Lohman said."
petula_dvorak  washingtonpost  virginia  clinic  abortion  rights  anti-choice  deception  amethyst  A-A-A  crisis  pregnancy  manassas  health  women  pat_lohman  real_estate  bvm_foundation  indiana  2015  2016  2010s  alena_yarmosky  lie  truth  news 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Carolyn Hax: A forgotten birthday saddens mom - The Washington Post
"As you know, it’s not about cake, it’s about being treated like wallpaper in the lives of the ones you love most." via the epic mefi emotional labor post

confession: one year I forgot to say hbd to my mom until just before midnight and will never live it down... really feel it now though
carolyn_hax  advice  birthday  mother  parenting  emotion  sad  sadness  quote  2010s  washingtonpost  neglect  forget 
december 2015 by cluebucket
The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again | The Washington Post
"'For four bullets into a tree in Iraq, they could fix this place.'"
"In 1954, the 'Castle Bravo' test... detonated with 1,000 times the force of the Hiroshima explosion. It hurled into the sky a massive plume of pulverized coral that drifted eastward and fell like ashy snowflakes on the people of Rongelap and Utirik atolls. Several days after Bravo, after children had eaten the ash, ..."
"In 2001, an independent nuclear-claims tribunal awarded the RMI $2.3 billion in health and property damages, but there was no mechanism to force the United States to pay it."
"Half the residents of Ebeye are under 20 years old, and a third are unemployed. The island has been called 'the slum of the Pacific.'"
"DeBrum then railed against nations that are modernizing their arsenals, a trend that he and other nations say is a violation of the grand bargain of the treaty... The United States is extending the life of its warheads, shrinking but updating its weapons infrastructure, and planning to construct a new fleet of submarines with nuclear-armed missiles.

"The price tag on this modernization plan? One trillion dollars over the next 30 years... Even though the United States has reduced its stockpile by 86 percent from its Cold War high, this reinvestment in nuclear arms doesn’t sit well with a poor island nation that has actually felt what nuclear war would be like."
1962  1960s  dan_zak  marshall_islands  washingtonpost  island  bomb  nuclear  explosion  crime  1940s  1950s  2015  2010s  america  hypocrisy  death  health  1946  1954  castle_bravo  weapon  atomic_bomb  tony_debrum  jack_niedenthal  bob_hope  bikini_atoll  territory  colonialism  war  resettlement  damage  government  cancer  diabetes  radiation  fallout  military  lawsuit  treaty  nonproliferation  climate_change  global_warming 
november 2015 by cluebucket
What it looks like when a bank goes out of its way to avoid minorities - The Washington Post
via Akira

"Hudson City, unlike several other banks recently accused of discrimination, wasn't charged with denying loans to qualified minorities, or jacking up their interest rates. In a subtle but more insidious claim, the government says it was 'structuring its business so as to avoid majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods.' ... Hudson City, in other words, was set up to ensure that few borrowers in minority neighborhoods ever even applied in the first place, according to prosecutors."
washingtonpost  bank  2015  2010s  data  graph  map  emily_badger  lawsuit  hudson_city_savings_bank  new_york  discrimination  policy  justice  redlining  minority  business  DoJ  2000s  location 
october 2015 by cluebucket
The heartbreaking reason four Chinese siblings drank poison and died - The Washington Post
"Popular outrage has been checked, however, by how widespread the practice is in China of parents leaving their children at home while working in distant cities."
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july 2015 by cluebucket
Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime? - The Washington Post
"under some circumstances, the most sophisticated part of our thought-processing center can be held hostage to a competing memory system, a primitive portion of the brain that is -- by a design as old as the dinosaur's -- inattentive, pigheaded, nonanalytical, stupid."
gene_weingarten  2009  2000s  1990s  washingtonpost  washington_post_magazine  virginia  miles_harrison  crime  accident  baby  hyperthermia  heat  death  infant  car  lyn_balfour  mary_parks  america  parenting  mistake  andrew_culpepper  child  ray_morrogh  earle_mobley  adoption  carol_harrison  r._terence_nay  trial  tragedy  mark_warschauer  david_diamond  memory  driving  brain  autopilot  james_reason  swiss_cheese_model  grief  guilt  anger 
june 2014 by cluebucket
#22 - What Happens When You Tell The Whole Internet Your Password - On The Media
So the moment that defines the movie actually is there’s where Robin Williams is teaching English as a second language to a group of people. He’s talking to an elderly man, and he’s saying to this elderly man “I’m attacking you! I have a spoon and I’m attacking you with my spoon! What do you do?”

So he says, “I’m sitting here. I do nothing.”

And Robin Williams says, “Well I’m coming after you, I’ve got my spoon, I’m going for you, I’m about to kill you!” and the man said something like, “Then I am dying.”

What he’s saying is “I subscribe to peace. So if you truly have the incivility to attack me to the point of death, then what I’m doing is, I’m dying." Real bravery is staying to committed to your principles even if it means your own death. That’s quite extreme. I’m not sure that I’m that far along, but I understand the theory.
tldr  alex_goldman  y._woodman_brown  audio  news  password  internet  security  bravery  transparency  hack  peace  via:cosmic  washingtonpost 
april 2014 by cluebucket
Carolyn Hax: Vulnerability and self-esteem in a relationship - comment from pdianek
don't mind me, just copying this in full!:

"Don't compare yourself to other people, especially whose whom you do not know personally or who are utterly hypothetical.

"Don't compare your SO to other people, especially men who treated you horribly. He's entitled to smudge his own copybook -- or keep it beautifully neat.

"And if he does eventually break up with you, remind yourself that that means he does not value your most fabulous qualities, and that you have therefore dodged a bullet!"
pdianek  tell_me_about_it  relationship  advice  comparison  abuse  breakup  encouragement  2010s  2013  washingtonpost  self-esteem  confidence  vulnerability 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Carolyn Hax: Husband’s online ties to a female employee define ‘emotional affair’ - The Washington Post
from Hax:

"You do need to make clear that this isn’t about whether physical cheating has or hasn’t happened or will happen. It’s about what he fully admits is happening: His time with you is spent talking to her. He’s taking his best self (such as it is, but you can omit that part) outside the marriage. That’s what you’re objecting to.

"Well, that and his utterly loveless response to your concerns.

"I type all this out knowing the chances are slim to zero that he’ll look inward, fall to his knees with remorse over his self-indulgence and recommit himself to your marriage. But, the part where you state your feelings clearly is important."

comment from jalesq:

"Your husband is doing what he wants because he wants to do it. He's aware that its extreme; he's aware this is painful for you. He's aware that it can be 'misunderstood' and that it could open up all sorts of problems.

"He does not care about that ~ not enough to stop. Talking to this woman gives him a rush. A feeling he doesn't feel any other way ~ and that includes you, sadly. Ignore the 'woo him back' remarks. That will simply add to your humiliation ~ and he's humiliating you for his need. He will continue to talk to this woman for has long as *she* allows it: you have no real power over it.

"In short, you have been demoted... He is telling you loud and clear that your feelings are not his priority. His are. And he likes how he feels doing this, no matter how crazy it makes you.

"Do you still want to be married to someone like that?"
carolyn_hax  tell_me_about_it  washingtonpost  advice  marriage  relationship  affair  emotion  cheating  husband  wife  divorce  2013  2010s  gaslight  facebook  reaction  overreaction  tip 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Troubled pop stars’ orbit is something we can escape - The Washington Post
"And the songs don’t feel right. Pop music is the stuff we turn on to make sense out of our biggest, messiest emotions. But his is high-gloss dance fuel that’s become impossible to smile about. Hers is now characterized by a blank-eyed aggression that, in big, repeated doses, becomes a numbing agent."

that picture is perfectly ridic too
chris_richards  washingtonpost  music  writing  grammy  industry  pop  singer  chris_brown  rihanna  2000s  2010s  2013  relationship  domestic_abuse  tabloid  attention  gossip  culture 
february 2013 by cluebucket
Heat and storm damage translate into parental power outages - On Parenting - The Washington Post
for some parents I know ;P

"There are four basic elements in my approach, which support a parent being calmly and confidently in charge. The first is attachment and connection... The second is … parenting from strength, rather than neediness and desperation.. The third is helping kids handle frustration so that it doesn’t turn into anger and aggression... And finally, I teach parents to stay cool and calm, rather than turning on what I affectionately refer to as “Mom TV.” "
2012  2010s  parenting  washingtonpost  susan_stiffelman  janice_d'arcy  summer  child  power  struggle  fight  argument  problem  philosophy  emotion  authority  frustration  advice  how_to  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Gene Weingarten: Farewell to the acerbic poet of the police report - The Washington Post
via my aunt, continued from the link from Harry...

"A citizen called police regarding an individual who had been lying in his front yard for a period of time. Investigation revealed that the homeowner had tripped in a hole and was taking his time getting up."
gene_weingarten  washingtonpost  farewell  police  blotter  vienna  virginia  suburb  america  crime  log  arrest  emergency  2012  report  william_murray  laconic 
july 2012 by cluebucket
Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends -- Daily Intel
"Seriously. Hardly a week goes by without somebody blaming partisan polarization on the lack of proper dinner parties or, in an occasional twist, lunch.
"Quinn’s essay follows the general contours of this genre, but she adds her own uniquely mortifying touches. Her mourning of the decline of the Georgetown dinner party sweeps together such disparate trends as the appearance of a Kardashian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Citizens United, hard times at newspapers, and the appearance on the scene of “25-year-old bloggers.” The result of all these baffling developments is that Quinn now has to have dinner with actual friends and not just people using each other for access to power."
dc  sally_quinn  nymag  daily_intel  posh  class  dinner_party  politics  criticism  jonathan_chait  2012  2010s  washingtonpost  strom_thurmond  kim_kardashian  writer  power  cargo_cult  21st_century 
june 2012 by cluebucket
Hecklers mar Romney’s visit to inner-city charter school in Philadelphia - The Washington Post
every paragraph leads me to think: "what a tool." so glad he thinks that there's no correlation between class size and student performance. do not vote for Romney, for the sake of your children!

via maggie eighteen (of west philly):
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.
“It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) addressed protesters and the media, quipping that Romney “suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia.”
“It’s nice that he decided this late in his [campaign] to see what a city like Philadelphia is about,” Nutter said. But, he added, “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America.”
“You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.”
washingtonpost  mitt_romney  school  philadelphia  city  education  policy  politician  charter_school  money  stupid  2012  election  2010s  universal_bluford  21st_century 
may 2012 by cluebucket
How the ‘war on women’ quashed feminist stereotypes - The Washington Post
"The image of the feminist as a mirthless, hirsute, sex-averse succubus is a friendly-fire casualty of the Republican 'war on women.' It's a grave loss to conservatives, who have used this faithful foot soldier as a comfortably grotesque stand-in for the real people whose liberties they have sought to conscribe: women."
"In activism, an image problem becomes a structural problem: Twisted but resonant stereotypes make women hesitant to identify with the movement to expand their rights. And if women won’t organize and advocate on their own behalf, the work of anti-feminists is done."
"In 2012, the anti-everything platform was occupied not by feminist agitators but the GOP politicians they were battling."
rebecca_traister  washingtonpost  op-ed  phyllis_schlafy  feminism  stereotype  image  rights  women  gender  conservative  citadel  backlash  politics  2010s  activism  america  catherine_mckinnon  comedy  kristen_schaal  sandra_fluke  rush_limbaugh  21st_century 
may 2012 by cluebucket
Book review: ‘The Social Conquest of Earth,’ by Edward O. Wilson - The Washington Post
“Our ancestors were one of only two dozen or so animal lines ever to evolve eusociality, the next major level of biological organization above the organismic,” Wilson writes. “There, group members across two or more generations stay together, cooperate, care for the young, and divide labor in a way favoring reproduction of some individuals over that in others.”
“A good first step for the liberation of humanity from the oppressive forms of tribalism would be to repudiate, respectfully, the claims of those in power who claim they speak for God, are a special representative of God, or have exclusive knowledge of God’s divine will,” he advises, and he includes in that group purveyors of “dogmatic political ideologies based on unchallengeable precepts, left and right.” Rounding out this view, he adds: “Their leaders may mean well. But humanity has suffered enough from grossly inaccurate history told by mistaken prophets.”
edward_o._wilson  colin_woodward  book  review  washingtonpost  2012  2010s  science  social_conquest  earth  society  humanity  selfishness  altruism  survival  tribalism  greater_good  biology  sociology  eusociality  religion  evolution  competition  ant  colony  21st_century 
april 2012 by cluebucket
Hilary Rosen was right. Ann Romney doesn’t speak for women in the workforce. - The Washington Post
"When Ann Romney’s husband, who faces a gender gap in some polls, uses her experience and insight as a megaphone for women’s concern over fewer paid jobs, he mistakenly assumes that all women are fungible. Which was, I take it, Rosen’s original point."
hilary_rosen  ann_romney  linda_hirshman  washingtonpost  op-ed  2012  2010s  politics  women  gaffe  stay-at-home  motherhood  work  job  economy  fallout  mitt_romney  campaign  gender  21st_century 
april 2012 by cluebucket
Gene Weingarten: Soft-boiled detectives - The Washington Post
via Harry: "The subject pointed his finger at the complainant and told him to respect women. He then left."
washingtonpost  gene_weingarten  vienna  virginia  police  crime  record  pithy  funny  log  pizza  confrontation  from twitter_favs
january 2012 by cluebucket

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