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Vox Ex Machina - 99% Invisible
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

99% Invisible started as a project of KALW public radio and the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco.
usa  culture  technology  society  podcast 
4 weeks ago by insertrealname
The media's language about killers in mass shootings analyzed — Quartz
Are there ingrained racial biases that surface when TV news outlets report these tragedies? Is this double standard persistent, or merely anecdotal?
Keen to answer these questions, Quartz reviewed the language used to describe the killers of 27 mass shootings in the US, beginning with the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.

To do this, we used a list of mass shootings maintained by Mother Jones and included only those killers where the race was ultimately identified. We then looked at transcripts from six cables news stations related to these shootings in immediate two-day period after the news broke.
news  usa 
march 2018 by insertrealname
Steph🦅 on Twitter: (Witnees accounts of MSD School shooting)
While Officer Peterson kept 500 feet of distance and told others to do the same, this was my experience as a senior on the first floor of the 1200 building that day. Thank you for absolutely nothing. #NeverAgain
march 2018 by insertrealname
Trumpocracy: Tracking the Creeping Authoritarianism of the 45th President – Mother Jones
Is Donald Trump a threat to democracy? From his executive orders targeting immigrants, to his personal attacks on federal judges (and many others), to his demonization of the media as the “enemy of the American people,” the 45th president’s actions and behavior have alarmed political observers of all stripes. Below is a running timeline tracking Trump’s numerous displays of authoritarian tendencies, beginning from the day he was sworn in. Check back regularly for updates, posted from the top down.
politics  usa  Trump  update 
november 2017 by insertrealname
Understanding Trump « George Lakoff
There is a lot being written and spoken about Trump by intelligent and articulate commentators whose insights I respect. But as a longtime researcher in cognitive science and linguistics, I bring a perspective from these sciences to an understanding of the Trump phenomenon.
politics  usa  Trump 
october 2017 by insertrealname
We should have seen Trump coming | Ta-Nehisi Coates | News | The Guardian
I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just that I shouldn’t have put it past us. It was tough to keep track of the currents of politics and pageantry swirling at once. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong?
usa  politics  society  Trump 
september 2017 by insertrealname
Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Global Warming and Hurricane Harvey
This blog will provide a careful analysis of the possible impacts of global warming on Hurricane Harvey. And the results are clear: human-induced global warming played an inconsequential role in this disaster.
climate  weather  hurricane  attribution  extreme  event  usa 
september 2017 by insertrealname
Local calling guide: Main
This site contains local calling, area code, and prefix information for Canada, the United States of America, and other countries which are part of the North American Numbering Plan.
canada  usa  telephone  number  reference 
june 2017 by insertrealname
UPDATE: (2012) Global Warming: A Research Guide to the U.S. Approach to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol - GlobaLex
Approach & Sources: This is not a traditional research guide. It is a continuously updated narrative of the efforts of the U.S. government and 50 states to follow much of the rest of the world and enact greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions controls. However, the U.S. Congress can’t decide whether global warming is happening at all; if it is, whether it is a natural or an anthropogenic phenomenon; and if the latter, whether the consequences of maintaining the status quo will be sufficiently devastating to justify the effort and expense of change.
climate  usa  legislation  international  negotiations 
may 2017 by insertrealname
If these Canadians lived in the United States, how would they protect their privacy? (Bennett, 2017)
This paper contributes to the debate about the adequacy of the United States’ fragmented, networked, federal system of privacy protection, an outlier among modern industrialized Western democracies, by taking the perspective of an individual seeking redress for privacy invasions. We analyze five actual privacy cases from the Canadian private sector, investigated by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and examine whether the privacy “wrong” experienced by Canadian complainants would be illegal in the U.S., how an individual would proceed with a complaint and what the outcome might be.
canada  usa  privacy  legislation  law 
may 2017 by insertrealname
Dérives de la psychologie américaine
Résumé : La collaboration de psychologues dans la guerre contre le terrorisme menée par l’administration Bush a soulevé l’indignation, notamment du fait de leur implication dans les tortures d’Abu Ghraib ou de Guantánamo. Pourtant, les spécialistes du comportement ont longtemps été applaudis pour leurs recherches parfois douteuses visant à conditionner le cerveau humain. Cette obsession de contrôle prend naissance dans les premières souffrances de la séparation, infligées aux nourrissons de façon routinière et exploitées plus tard par leurs éducateurs. Le rôle de premier plan joué par les comportementalistes après 11 Septembre 2001 doit nous rendre attentifs aux conséquences de ces formes de maltraitance.
psychology  torture  USA  malpractice  psychologists 
august 2015 by insertrealname
Avoid the UPS Canadian Brokerage Fee: My Story
Complete description of the process to "self-clear" shipments via UPS from outside the country.
ups  cost  usa  canada  shipping  ship  from delicious
december 2012 by insertrealname
This Election Is All About Health Care - Bloomberg []
The most important fact of the
2012 election is that the Affordable Care Act was passed in
2010; it just hasn’t been fully implemented yet. If President
Barack Obama is re-elected, the bulk of it will roll out on
schedule in 2014.
politics  health  usa  from delicious
november 2012 by insertrealname
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s Economic Plan -- New York Magazine []
"...shortly after the next Inaugural Ball—perhaps very, very shortly after—the great stalemate between socialism and social Darwinism will break open and likely turn decisively in one direction or the other."
economy  politics  usa  from delicious
november 2012 by insertrealname
Cable Viewer
The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs", the world's previously largest classified information release).<br />
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The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.
wikileaks  cablegate  activism  usa  foreign  policy  resources  from delicious
may 2011 by insertrealname
It's What We Do | The American Prospect
The administration says the terrorists hate us for who we are. But that isn't what the terrorists say -- or what the record shows.
USA  politics  policy 
october 2009 by insertrealname
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USA  blog  politics  society 
june 2008 by insertrealname
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