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Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty - The Boston Globe
via Pocket - Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty - Added October 15, 2018 at 06:20AM WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
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How Regents v. Bakke Changed Affirmative Action - The Atlantic
via Pocket - The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action - Added October 13, 2018 at 11:56AM Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell was on the fence in 1978. The court had before it the case of a 35-year-old white man, Allan Bakke, who had twice been denied admission to the medical school at the University of California, Davis.
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The Tech
via Pocket - Evolution of the first-year academic experience - Added October 07, 2018 at 09:48AM This year, freshmen can designate up to three Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SME) General Institute Requirements to be graded on a Pass/No Record basis after their first term.
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7 days ago by peteyreplies
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times
via Pocket - Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - Added October 08, 2018 at 08:36AM Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.
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8 days ago by peteyreplies
NYT Investigation: Trump Engaged In ‘Outright Fraud,’ Helped Parents Evade Taxes – Talking Points Memo
via Pocket - NYT Investigation: Trump Engaged In ‘Outright Fraud,’ Helped Parents Evade Taxes - Added October 04, 2018 at 10:34AM In a lengthy investigation involving tens of thousands of public and confidential documents, including “more than 200 tax returns from Fred Trump, his companies and various Trump partnerships and trusts,” the New York Times reported Tuesday that the President engaged in “dubious tax schemes,
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12 days ago by peteyreplies
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100 - The Washington Post
via Pocket - Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100 - Added September 28, 2018 at 09:26AM Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous seven degrees by the end of this century.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind
via Pocket - Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind - Added September 26, 2018 at 08:01AM hatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, 46, sits in a cafe of the glitzy Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, California, and the only way you’d guess he might be worth $3.6 billion is the $20 tip he briskly leaves for his coffee.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Kavanaugh is pressed on the key July 1 entry in his calendar. But only to a point. - The Washington Post
via Pocket - Kavanaugh is pressed on the key July 1 entry in his calendar. But only to a point. - Added September 29, 2018 at 11:33AM This article has been updated. During Thursday’s dramatic questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he was quizzed repeatedly about the calendars he provided to bolster his case that he didn’t assault Christine Blasey Ford while a high school student in 1982.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Why Haven’t Republicans Abandoned Brett Kavanaugh? | The New Yorker
via Pocket - Why Haven’t Republicans Abandoned Brett Kavanaugh? - Added September 25, 2018 at 09:15PM On Monday, Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, sat for an interview with Martha MacCallum, of Fox News. Kavanaugh appeared to have prepared as one does for a Senate confirmation hearing: he repeated certain phrases many times, with an eye toward running out the clock.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Academics explain David Foster Wallace to me | The Outline
via Pocket - Academics explain David Foster Wallace to me - Added September 23, 2018 at 10:02AM First, the flyers were defaced. Hung in the hallways of Illinois State University’s English department, the message was inked identically on each one: NAH I DON’T LIKE PREDATORS, above the clip-art lobster and below the promise of pizza. This was mid-October 2017 — post-Weinstein, pre-C.K.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing Will Be Remembered as a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment | The New Yorker
via Pocket - The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing Will Be Remembered as a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment - Added September 28, 2018 at 07:37AM Judge Brett Kavanaugh is almost certainly going to be appointed the next member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Mark Judge’s former girlfriend is ready to talk to FBI and Judiciary Committee, her lawyer says - The Washington Post
via Pocket - Mark Judge’s former girlfriend is ready to talk to FBI and Judiciary Committee, her lawyer says - Added September 27, 2018 at 07:14AM By Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer September 26 The onetime girlfriend of Mark Judge, who is alleged by Christine Blasey Ford to have been present while Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, h
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Review: 'Science Fair' is a winner, even in a year of extraordinary documentaries - Los Angeles Times
via Pocket - Review: 'Science Fair' is a winner, even in a year of extraordinary documentaries - Added September 28, 2018 at 07:14PM Even in a year of extraordinary documentaries like “RBG,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “Three Identical Strangers,” “Science Fair” is something special.
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16 days ago by peteyreplies
Alex Jones, the First Amendment, and the Digital Public Square | The New Yorker
via Pocket - Alex Jones, the First Amendment, and the Digital Public Square - Added August 12, 2018 at 11:57AM Alex Jones has drawn millions of people to his Infowars brand by promoting conspiracy theories and noxious bigotry; he monetizes his following by selling survivalist gear and dietary supplements such as the testosterone booster Alpha Power.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Footnotes to Plato | The indefatigable efforts of J. M. Keynes
via Pocket - Footnotes to Plato : The indefatigable efforts of J. M. Keynes - Added August 20, 2018 at 06:27PM
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Twitter
via Pocket - The Guardian on Twitter - Added August 23, 2018 at 08:44PM Don’t kid yourselves, Democrats. Trump’s final hour is not upon us | Ian Samuel
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
With Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea, President Trump Has Been Implicated in a Criminal Conspiracy | The New Yorker
via Pocket - With Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea, President Trump Has Been Implicated in a Criminal Conspiracy - Added August 28, 2018 at 09:47AM The President of the United States is now, formally, implicated in a criminal conspiracy to mislead the American public in order to influence an election. Were he not President, Donald Trump himself would almost certainly be facing charges.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Engineering the climate could cost us the earth
via Pocket - Engineering the climate could cost us the earth - Added August 31, 2018 at 05:11PM Engineering the earth’s climate is nothing new. Capitalists, in coalition with alien overlords from Andromeda, have been at it for years. That is the backstory to John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi classic, They Live. An alien race colonises Earth.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Why Surprise Result In Florida’s Gov Race Matters For Fate Of US Senate – Talking Points Memo
via Pocket - Why Surprise Result In Florida Gov Race Matters For Fate Of US Senate - Added August 31, 2018 at 08:43PM In the country’s most expensive 2018 Senate race, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson just got a boost—free of charge.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
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via Pocket - Cloudflare | Web Performance & Security - Added September 04, 2018 at 12:50PM
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Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward - The Washington Post
via Pocket - Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward - Added September 05, 2018 at 09:10AM Bob Woodward, an associate editor at The Washington Post, sought an interview with President Trump as he was writing “Fear,” a book about Trump’s presidency. Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Emails Suggest Manafort Sought Approval From Putin Ally - The Atlantic
via Pocket - Did Manafort Use Trump to Curry Favor With a Putin Ally? - Added September 15, 2018 at 07:32PM On the evening of April 11, 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump hired the political consultant  Paul Manafort to lead his campaign’s efforts to wrangle Republican delegates, Manafort emailed his old lieutenant Konstantin Kilimnik, who had worked for him for a decade in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Does philosophy still need mathematics and vice versa? | Aeon Essays
via Pocket - Principia - Added September 24, 2018 at 07:31AM When René Descartes was 31 years old, in 1627, he began to write a manifesto on the proper methods of philosophising. He chose the title Regulae ad Directionem Ingenii, or Rules for the Direction of the Mind. It is a curious work.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney | GQ
via Pocket - The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney - Added September 23, 2018 at 10:39AM If it's your own history, you might as well use it. In August 1969, during a brief break from one of their final recording sessions, the four members of the Beatles were photographed in mid-stride on the London crosswalk a few yards from where they were working.
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21 days ago by peteyreplies
Opinion | The Hacking of America - The New York Times
via Pocket - The Hacking of America - Added September 16, 2018 at 06:00PM Every government is a machine, and every machine has its tinkerers — and its jams. From the start, machines have driven American democracy and, just as often, crippled it.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
Platforms Should Become Information Fiduciaries
via Pocket - How to Exercise the Power You Didn’t Ask For - Added September 20, 2018 at 02:38PM I used to be largely indifferent to claims about the use of private data for targeted advertising, even as I worried about privacy more generally.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea - The New York Times
via Pocket - Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea - Added September 09, 2018 at 08:44AM The dead books are on the top floor of Southern Methodist University’s law library. “Antitrust Dilemma.” “The Antitrust Impulse.” “Antitrust in an Expanding Economy.” Shelf after shelf of volumes ignored for decades.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
When Televisions Were Radioactive - The Atlantic
via Pocket - When Televisions Were Radioactive - Added September 23, 2018 at 09:03AM On a recent morning, I indulged one of my worst habits—checking Twitter on my phone immediately upon waking up. When I turned the screen off, I was alarmed to discover that I could no longer see out of my right eye.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
Paul McCartney Just Shared A Bunch Of The Beatles Sex Stories And They Must Be Read To Be Believed
via Pocket - Paul McCartney Opened Up About The Beatles Many Sexcapades And, Holy Heck, I'm Blushing - Added September 12, 2018 at 08:37AM So Paul McCartney is a living legend and the definition of a ROCK STAR. Well, this week McCartney opened up about the MANY sexual escapades of The Beatles during an interview with GQ and, WHEW BUDDY, strap in.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
Why I Still Wear Headphones When I Run (Marathons) – Rodrigo Davies – Medium
via Pocket - Why I Still Wear Headphones When I Run (Marathons) - Added September 14, 2018 at 05:29AM Plenty of people who love running really dislike the sight of other runners wearing headphones. Most large race events discourage headphones. Some see it as unsafe, like on a trail run, or in traffic. Some think it’s antisocial, and breaks the camaraderie of an event.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
The rural South’s invisible public health crisis | Southerly
via Pocket - The rural South’s invisible public health crisis - Added September 14, 2018 at 03:05PM This story is the first in a series on ways communities are addressing the rise of poverty-related tropical diseases related to poor sewage infrastructure in the rural South. On a hot day in mid-May, Rush walked around her yard in rural Lowndes County, Alabama.
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22 days ago by peteyreplies
On Outgrowing David Foster Wallace - Los Angeles Review of Books
via Pocket - On Outgrowing David Foster Wallace - Added September 15, 2018 at 05:49PM IT IS NOT the fashion in literary assessment to admit that we might have thought differently about a book if we’d read it at another time — older or younger, maybe next week instead of last week.
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
Turn Off Push Notifications - Motherboard
via Pocket - Turn Off Push Notifications - Added September 19, 2018 at 09:27AM Earlier this week, I checked my Facebook for the first time in a few days. I had 14 notifications. Only one of them had anything to do with my profile at all (a friend had responded to a comment I made last week.
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
Twitter
via Pocket - Robinson Meyer on Twitter - Added September 20, 2018 at 05:21PM I wrote about academic mega-drama over a mega-drought that started the Meghalayan:
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2018's Cattiest Academic Fight Is Over the ‘Meghalayan’ - The Atlantic
via Pocket - Geologists Are Feuding About the Collapse of Civilization - Added September 23, 2018 at 09:45AM This summer, the decree went out: We are living in a new geological chapter in the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history. For a certain corner of the world, this was big news.
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
via Pocket - How To Kill Your Tech Industry - Added September 20, 2018 at 11:01PM In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the collapse of 2008 and things are much, much worse / Boing Boing
via Pocket - Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the collapse of 2008 and things are much, much worse - Added September 14, 2018 at 02:42PM Nobody covered the Wall Street collapse, bailout, and corrupt resurgence better than Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, from giving Goldman Sachs its unforgettable epithet to covering the hearings on the bailouts to documenting the foreclosure mills, to deep dives into the sweetheart deals the banks go
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
After the Kavanaugh Allegations, Republicans Offer a Shocking Defense: Sexual Assault Isn’t a Big Deal | The New Yorker
via Pocket - After the Kavanaugh Allegations, Republicans Offer a Shocking Defense: Sexual Assault Isn’t a Big Deal - Added September 22, 2018 at 07:43AM Ever since the professor Christine Blasey Ford revealed that she was the woman who had accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, in a previously confidential letter, the conservative attempt to protect Kavanaugh from her story has been, to put it mildly, forceful.
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23 days ago by peteyreplies
Skills Don’t Pay the Bills - The New York Times
via Pocket - Skills Don’t Pay the Bills - Added September 19, 2018 at 08:25PM Earlier this month, hoping to understand the future of the moribund manufacturing job market, I visited the engineering technology program at Queensborough Community College in New York City.
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27 days ago by peteyreplies
Parsing Paul Manafort’s Plea Agreement for How Much Dirt He Has on Trump | The New Yorker
via Pocket - Parsing Paul Manafort’s Plea Agreement for How Much Dirt He Has on Trump - Added September 15, 2018 at 07:30PM On Friday morning, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. As part of the plea, he agreed to coöperate with the special counsel, Robert Mueller.
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4 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Checkmate: The Manafort Cooperation Is Pardon Proof – emptywheel
via Pocket - Checkmate: The Manafort Cooperation Is Pardon Proof - Added September 14, 2018 at 02:56PM I was virtually certain that the plea deal Manafort is pleading to today would include cooperation — and I was correct. Andrew Weissmann told Amy Berman Jackson that the deal does require Manafort cooperation.
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He Wanted His Family to Be Safe – Talking Points Memo
via Pocket - He Wanted His Family to Be Safe - Added September 14, 2018 at 03:01PM The two words “remain safe” in Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing’s comment on his client’s decision this morning says quite a lot. “He wanted to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life.”
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Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
via Pocket - Vermont's Independent Voice - Added September 12, 2018 at 05:55AM Switch to the mobile version of this page. top stories Bite Club Dining on a Dime: Mad Taco in Essex Sally Pollak Off Message Walters: Budget Deal Remains Elusive John Walters Economy How Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector Became a $6.
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David Foster Wallace in the #MeToo Era: A Conversation with Clare Hayes-Brady - Los Angeles Review of Books
via Pocket - David Foster Wallace in the #MeToo Era: A Conversation with Clare Hayes-Brady - Added September 11, 2018 at 05:53AM AFTER YEARS OF ADULATION, David Foster Wallace is now facing a moment of reckoning. As we observe the 10th anniversary of his suicide, his legacy is up for grabs as more stories have surfaced about his abusive treatment of women.
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4 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Where Will the Trump Investigations Go Next? | The New Yorker
via Pocket - Where Will the Trump Investigations Go Next? - Added September 05, 2018 at 05:28PM Like countless other journalists these days, I have been desperately trying to predict where the various investigations into President Trump may turn next. I called a man I know who worked with the Trump Organization during the years before Trump ran for President.
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5 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Bob Woodward's Book and the Soft Coup Against Trump - The Atlantic
via Pocket - We're Watching an Antidemocratic Coup Unfold - Added September 05, 2018 at 07:29PM The title of Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, contains a multitude of meanings. For one thing, it describes the attitude of many of President Trump’s own aides toward his judgment.
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A New York Times Op-Ed Sparks a Crisis - The Atlantic
via Pocket - This Is a Constitutional Crisis - Added September 05, 2018 at 07:29PM Impeachment is a constitutional mechanism. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment is a constitutional mechanism. Mass resignations followed by voluntary testimony to congressional committees are a constitutional mechanism.
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Why Sperm Counts Are Dropping For Men Today | GQ
via Pocket - Sperm Count Zero - Added September 05, 2018 at 02:00PM Men are doomed. Everybody knows this. We're obviously all doomed, the women too, everybody in general, just a waiting game until one or another of the stupid things our stupid species is up to finally gets us. But as it turns out, no surprise: men first.
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I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser. - The Chronicle of Higher Education
via Pocket - I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser. - Added August 31, 2018 at 06:30AM The humanities are ablaze.
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6 weeks ago by peteyreplies
On the Jewish Question - Wikipedia
via Pocket - On the Jewish Question - Added August 11, 2018 at 09:38PM "On the Jewish Question" is a work by Karl Marx, written in 1843, and first published in Paris in 1844 under the German title "Zur Judenfrage" in the Deutsch–Französische Jahrbücher. It was one of Marx's first attempts to develop what would later be called the materialist conception of history.
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8 weeks ago by peteyreplies
The President’s Lawyer and His Cooperation in the Russia Investigation - Lawfare
via Pocket - The President’s Lawyer and His Cooperation in the Russia Investigation - Added August 19, 2018 at 06:48AM The New York Times reports that White House Counsel Don McGahn has interviewed extensively with the special counsel, cooperating with the president’s consent but perhaps more extensively than President Trump may have anticipated.
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Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C | Cities | The Guardian
via Pocket - Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C - Added August 14, 2018 at 05:56AM Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. Nobody with a choice ventures outside during daylight hours.
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Hey, Where’s My Oat Milk? | The New Yorker
via Pocket - Hey, Where’s My Oat Milk? - Added August 19, 2018 at 09:05PM On a recent Tuesday morning, Rod Coligado, a co-founder and sometime barista of the bakeshop and espresso bar Butler, in Williamsburg, informed a regular patron that her cortado’s milk options were limited. “We’ve got almond, soy, coconut, or macadamia,” he said. “But the oat is gone.
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What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? - The New York Times
via Pocket - What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? - Added August 15, 2018 at 08:16AM The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell, a world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University, was found responsible for sexually harassing a male former graduate student, Nimrod Reitman.
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Putting a Face (Mine) to the Risks Posed by GOP Games on Mueller Investigation – emptywheel
via Pocket - Putting a Face (Mine) to the Risks Posed by GOP Games on Mueller Investigation - Added August 08, 2018 at 08:09AM I’d like to put a human face — my own — to the risk posed by GOP gamesmanship on the Mueller investigation. Sometime last year, I went to the FBI and provided information on a person whom I had come to believe had played a significant role in the Russian election attack on the US.
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9 weeks ago by peteyreplies
‘He doesn’t like bullies’: The story of the 37-year-old who took over the New York Times and is taking on Trump - The Washington Post
via Pocket - ‘He doesn’t like bullies’: The story of the 37-year-old who took over the New York Times and is taking on Trump - Added July 31, 2018 at 08:15AM The new reporter was sharp, humble and eager to learn. Arthur had snazzier shoes than his colleagues at the Oregonian, but this was the only hint that he was a Sulzberger, the family that has owned and published the New York Times since 1896.
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10 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Can emotion-regulating tech translate across cultures? | Aeon Essays
via Pocket - The quantified heart - Added July 28, 2018 at 03:42PM In September 2017, a screenshot of a simple conversation went viral on the Russian-speaking segment of the internet.
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11 weeks ago by peteyreplies
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
via Pocket - The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper - Added July 28, 2018 at 07:14AM
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Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium
via Pocket - Survival of the Richest - Added July 24, 2018 at 05:43PM
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Science and Chinese Somatization, or: Do I 'Feel' Like a Chinese Person?
via Pocket - Science and Chinese Somatization - Added July 28, 2018 at 05:45PM Just after lunchtime, on a blistering summer day in Washington D.C., cultural psychologist Yulia Chentsova-Dutton is showing me the stars. They’re on her computer screen at Georgetown University, and labelled disturbingly: insomnia, anhedonia, headache, social withdrawal, chronic pain, and more.
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Swedish student's plane protest stops Afghan man's deportation 'to hell' | World news | The Guardian
via Pocket - Swedish student's plane protest stops Afghan man's deportation 'to hell' - Added July 25, 2018 at 03:41PM Her successful protest, footage of which spread rapidly across the internet, shines a spotlight on domestic opposition to Sweden’s tough asylum regime, at a time when immigration and asylum are topping the agenda of a general election campaign in which the far right is polling strongly.
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11 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Today’s Facebook Stock Drop Is Only the Beginning – Talking Points Memo
via Pocket - Today’s Facebook Stock Drop Is Only the Beginning - Added July 27, 2018 at 06:27AM Surprised about Facebook stock falling almost 20% on disappointing earnings outlook? Investors seemed to be. But they shouldn’t. I hope I’ve been clear that I think Facebook is a bad acting company with a predatory organizational culture.
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11 weeks ago by peteyreplies
The housing market in America's most expensive cities is imploding / Boing Boing
via Pocket - The housing market in America's most expensive cities is imploding - Added July 27, 2018 at 06:55PM From San Jose to Austin to Portland to Seattle (to name just a few), house prices are slumping, inventories are ballooning, and not-a-Nobel-Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller -- famed for spotting bubbles before they burst -- says "This could be the very beginning of a turning point.
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Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History – Talking Points Memo
via Pocket - Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History - Added July 27, 2018 at 06:27AM On March 13, 1902, as the Alabama River began to rise, a black middle-aged postal clerk named Jackson Giles tried to convince three white registrars in Montgomery, Alabama to add his name to the rolls.
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The Rising Pressure of the #MeToo Backlash | The New Yorker
via Pocket - The Rising Pressure of the #MeToo Backlash - Added July 27, 2018 at 09:08PM In the fall of 2016, I started feeling little starburst twinges in the ball of my right foot. A podiatrist told me that I had a fat nerve, a neuroma, and gave me a cortisone injection that made the pain go away.
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11 weeks ago by peteyreplies
Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube | Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
via Pocket - Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube - Added July 20, 2018 at 11:46PM In this powerful work of conceptual and analytical originality, the author argues for the primacy of the material arrangements of the laboratory in the dynamics of modern molecular biology.
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12 weeks ago by peteyreplies
What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?
via Pocket - Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? - Added July 10, 2018 at 11:28AM On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice.
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Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year | US news | The Guardian
via Pocket - Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year - Added July 11, 2018 at 12:44PM The Department of Justice (DoJ) told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be US citizens for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
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A Blueprint for a New Party
via Pocket - A Blueprint for a New Party - Added July 17, 2018 at 08:07AM The new issue of Catalyst is out now. Subscribe today for $10. With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working class.
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Out from Emergency | Dissent Magazine
via Pocket - Out from Emergency - Added July 21, 2018 at 01:19PM Today’s crises call on humanity to act collectively, but this possibility seems more and more remote. How do we break the cycle? A dialogue. In this exchange, Katrina Forrester and Jedediah Purdy develop on the themes laid out in Jedediah Purdy’s “The World We’ve Built.
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Assignment Baghdad: Did a Group of Grad Students Really Help Plan the Gulf War?
via Pocket - Assignment Baghdad: Did a Group of Grad Students Really Help Plan the Gulf War? - Added July 22, 2018 at 06:46PM In the fall of 1990, an unusual grad-school seminar kicked off at a university in Washington D.C. Its students were asked to collect as much information as they could about buildings throughout Iraq, from palaces to warehouses, museums to bunkers.
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AE Interviews Emily Martin | American Ethnological Society
via Pocket - AE Interviews Emily Martin - Added July 16, 2018 at 11:47AM Alison Cool: In “The End of the Body?,” published in American Ethnologist in 1992, [1] you wrote about the immune system, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and massive changes that were taking place in the organization of bodies and labor in the United States at that time.
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In Memoriam - MIT Technology Review
via Pocket - In Memoriam - Added July 16, 2018 at 10:26AM Howard Wesley Johnson, who drew upon his management acumen as MIT’s president during the tumultuous late 1960s, died December 12. He was 87. Johnson became MIT’s 12th president in 1966, after seven years as dean of the Sloan School of Management, and served until 1971.
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Letter from Shenzhen
via Pocket - Letter from Shenzhen - Added July 15, 2018 at 06:09PM Chinese tech isn’t an imitation of its American counterpart. It’s a completely different universe. 山寨 (Shanzhai) translated directly means mountain stronghold, and that’s where my journey appropriately begins.
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Tech community wrestles over working with government - The Boston Globe
via Pocket - Tech community wrestles over working with government - Added July 16, 2018 at 09:06PM Ken Sutton served his country as a US Army Ranger. But these days he’s chief executive of a Boston technology startup, and he is doing a lot of soul-searching about whether to do business with the US intelligence community.
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Welcome to AirSpace | The Verge
via Pocket - Welcome to Airspace - Added July 22, 2018 at 11:23AM Igor Schwarzmann is the German co-founder of Third Wave, a strategy consultancy based in Berlin that works with small-scale industrial manufacturers.
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danah boyd | apophenia » You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You?
via Pocket - You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You? - Added July 22, 2018 at 07:52AM The below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed. Growing up, I took certain truths to be self evident. Democracy is good. War is bad. And of course, all men are created equal.
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Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin - Lawfare
via Pocket - Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin - Added July 16, 2018 at 05:57PM Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Justice Department/FBI team deserve congratulations for doing their job of figuring out in concrete detail what the Russians did in the 2016 election campaign and telling the American people about it—now in an indictment and perhaps later, and in more detail
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You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line - The New York Times
via Pocket - You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line - Added July 19, 2018 at 09:51AM Keith McCurdy, the owner of Bang Bang, has transformed the body-art industry with his diverse hiring and high prices. Of course there’s a wait list. In a city where high-end hairdressers charge upward of $500 an appointment, it was only a matter of time before tattoos ceased to be a bargain.
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Thou Art Godshatter
via Pocket - Thou Art Godshatter - Added July 19, 2018 at 05:54AM Before the 20th century, not a single human being had an explicit concept of "inclusive genetic fitness", the sole and absolute obsession of the blind idiot god. We have no instinctive revulsion of condoms or oral sex.
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