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Oakland Marijuana Equity Program | News One
"Oaklanders who were put behind bars for offenses related to marijuana possession over the last decade will be the first individuals to receive legal weed permits under a new program launched last year by the city."
7 hours ago
Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say
YAY! We've found a way to mitigate some of humanity's awfulness!
8 hours ago
weekly_food_challenge | Goth Flapjack
In which I reveal <em>exactly</em> how anal I am about handwashing in the kitchen.
8 hours ago
YouTube restores 'wrongly blocked' LGBT videos
Scare quotes absolutely justified in this case, IMHO
10 hours ago
Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman to get a job
"Male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. At the same time, female evaluators are not significantly more favorable toward female candidates."
11 hours ago
Britain lurches ever rightwards
A non-exhaustive list of some of the horrible things the solo tory government has done, and suggestions for things to do about it
12 hours ago
Social media gets a bad press, but it was a lifeline for me
And me (especially if you count LJ/DW as social media)
12 hours ago
Why Don’t All Jobs Matter? - The New York Times
tl;dr - the ones that are done by white men matter way more than the ones done by women and/or PoC.
Hands up who is surprised?
12 hours ago
Suzy Lamplugh Trust | National Stalking Awareness Week
CN: lots and lots of horrible triggering things discussed here.
15 hours ago
Allow me to womansplain the problem with gendered language
OfC the bit about hurricanes turned out to be EXACTLY wrong - research shows that ppl take female-named storms LESS seriously because they must be feeble and girly *rolleyes*
15 hours ago
Zac Goldsmith is a glutton for punishment, isn't he?
After 6 months of having an MP who actually works for them, I feel it unlikely the people of Richmond Park will go back.
16 hours ago
miss_s_b | The Blood is the Life for 24-04-2017
I posted The Blood is the Life for 24-04-2017 to my dreamwidth blog
from twitter
16 hours ago
gallifrey_times | GT for Monday the 24th of April 2017
Lots of new fandom challenge announcements today :)
16 hours ago
Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve
"It turns out that Steve is actually remarkably common, but we hadn't noticed it before."
yesterday
Books That Literally All White Men Own: The Definitive List
I've read 16 of these, although I don't think I currently own them. This makes me whiter and manlier than AndrewDucker, who has read a mere 11.
yesterday
'Everything's on fire' - the scramble to organise an election
"When asked to sum up how things were going, a fretful Conservative source said: 'Everything is basically on fire.'
A Labour campaigner replied with a series of distressed crying and screaming emojis."
yesterday
Smart Gay Life: A Surprising Look at LGBT Income Disparity
This is USian, but I suspect it will be reasonably similar in the UK.
yesterday
St George's Day: Six reasons why St George is the perfect symbol of multiculturalism
"He was a soldier for a multicultural European super-state" being just one
yesterday
gallifrey_times | GT for Sunday the 23rd of April 2017
Today's mammoth GT has LOTS of reviews of and reactions to last night's episode
yesterday
On the changes in genre media since we were young
In which <user name="beccaelizabeth"> says <em>exactly</em> how I feel about things.
yesterday
politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Why a 1997 style landslide or even a 1983 style landslide might not happen, but maybe a 2005 style majority of 66 could
tl;dr : nobody knows what the fuck is going to happen in this election, but they're still all frantically postulating.
yesterday
Rest In Peace, Sir Terry Pratchett: A Guide To Escape From Escapism
I was reminded of this by Nick Spencer's comments on twitter recently.
(If you don't know who Nick Spencer is, he's the one who has made Captain America a nazi)
yesterday
DW assistance: ironymaiden's homemade push notifications
This post gives you instructions on how to get app-style push notifications for DW, should you want such horrors to occur
yesterday
DW Assistance: siderea: Welcome Back to Social Journaling
A very long and detailed post about how to make the most of Dreamwidth when you're used to Facebook
yesterday
A hasty election before Britain sees the hard truth of Brexit
This appears to be the prevailing theory about why May called the election. I'm sticking to "before the CPS wiped out her majority", personally.
yesterday
miss_s_b | New Twitter Muting Policy
I posted New Twitter Muting Policy to my dreamwidth blog
from twitter
2 days ago
Tim Farron’s pledge to voters: Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals
I think he's grasped the mood of the party, bless him, and how unlikely we are to vote for anything short of no brexit, STV for all elections, and a libby bird on every house.

Still, saying we won't do a deal under ANY circumstances leaves us a BIT of a hostage to fortune...
2 days ago
Chechnya’s president ‘vows to eliminate gay population by the end of May’
You know those gay (and bi) people he said didn't exist only a couple of weeks ago? Well, he's going to eliminate them anyway.
2 days ago
Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack - BBC News
Copying <user name="andrewducker">'s comment on this: "Now, I'm not saying all capitalists are to blame, but why have the leaders of the capitalist community not condemned this action by one of their members?"
2 days ago
Eric Pickles to stand down as an MP
Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
2 days ago
cjwatson | Liberal Democrat coalition rules
In which CJWatson explains in very clear terms exactly how unlikely a Tory/LD coalition is in the event of a hung parliament
2 days ago
Instagram
Instagram photo: Believe it or not, this is a sleeping face. Spike says night night.
from twitter
3 days ago
10+ Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Pets With Kids
I nearly hurt myself laughing at the one that looks like Roxy cosplaying Christina Aguilera
3 days ago
Twitter
I read Bound (Alex Verus, ) - here's my review on Goodreads
from twitter
3 days ago
Yvette Cooper moves into favourite slot as Corbyn’s successor
Yvette Cooper... who mostly came across my radar when she was shadow home sec by saying (and I paraphrase) "Theresa May's horrific authoritarianism is bad and wrong because it's not horrific and authoritarian enough!"
3 days ago
The Government Is Issuing New Guidelines To Tackle "Damaging" Dress Codes
This is most welcome. A sign that even a solo tory government can do good things.
3 days ago
Selfies could make election voting 'more accessible', app makers say
As the people who know about voting tech say: "Secure, anonymous, verifiable: pick two"
I'm as techloving as anyone, and I'm glad we still have paper ballots in the UK.
3 days ago
Gay men detained in Chechnya give accounts of abuse, electrocution
CN up the wazoo for this one. There's a video as well as text, if you can stomach it. Am glad my leader has been unequivocal in his condemnation of this
3 days ago
It's saddening that gay men will unnecessarily endure suffering because of delays in making PrEP available
Srsly, this is one of the biggest stains on Hunt's stewardship of the NHS - and I say this despite knowing about lots and lots of other Hunt cock-ups and cruelties.
3 days ago
Why Theresa May should scare you
This is a blogged version of a tweet thread, and it shows in the formatting. HOWEVER, the points made in it are extremely important.
3 days ago
miss_s_b | Right, fellow Who fans
I posted Right, fellow Who fans to my dreamwidth blog
from twitter
3 days ago
gallifrey_times | GT for Friday the 21st of April 2017
I think the stuff about record store day is the most exciting news today :)
3 days ago
Instagram Photo: Doggies, snuggling, one under duvet, one on top.
Instagram photo: Doggies, snuggling, one under duvet, one on top.
3 days ago
miss_s_b | So, yeah, I was on the radio earlier...
In which I report back on having been on BBC radio 5 Live Drive
3 days ago
Twitter
Instagram photo: Doggies, snuggling, one under duvet, one on top.
from twitter
3 days ago
Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria - The Atlantic
JFC intellectual property law is sometimes entirely counterproductive
3 days ago
Who should I vote for? There’s (not) an app for that.
An old post, but still very much applicable. For one thing, I've never tried a single one of these that doesn't get several lib dem policies dead wrong, and it's not like our policies are nebulous and unknown.
3 days ago
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