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Kee Hinckley

Kee Hinckley 

Fascinated by the boundaries of technology and social behavior.

Occupation: I create things using code, words, and ideas. (TiVo, Inc.)

Location: La Conner, WA

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2016-05-02 02:11:32 (31 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.

Most reshares: 5

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2016-05-02 05:29:51 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 23:22:27 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian

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2016-05-06 12:49:54 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The most comprehensive summary of sex work politics you'll ever read. It discusses the difference between legalization and decriminalization, details the different approaches in various countries, explains how criminalizing clients (the Nordic or Swedish model) fails, and examines how Western feminism is placing the concerns of professional women over those of poor, vulnerable people and youth, who tend to be "rescued" by being thrown in jail, detained or deported. Read the whole thing. Twice.

The most comprehensive summary of sex work politics you'll ever read. It discusses the difference between legalization and decriminalization, details the different approaches in various countries, explains how criminalizing clients (the Nordic or Swedish model) fails, and examines how Western feminism is placing the concerns of professional women over those of poor, vulnerable people and youth, who tend to be "rescued" by being thrown in jail, detained or deported. Read the whole thing. Twice.___

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2016-05-06 12:40:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

When Jefferson and Madison Banned Guns on Campus http://trib.al/ctfUrWB

When Jefferson and Madison Banned Guns on Campus http://trib.al/ctfUrWB___

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2016-05-06 03:24:27 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), the exchange of sexual services for money is not illegal, but a number of related activities are. For example, benefiting from the proceeds of a sex worker (pimping) isn't allowed, and neither is it acceptable for two or more sex workers to be in a single place, even if one is only there to ensure the safety of the other (brothel-keeping).

As the Nordic or Swedish model sweeps across Europe, countries that had legalized or decriminalized various aspects of sex work are beginning to question their approach. Northern Ireland, which previously had similar laws to Great Britain, made paying for sex illegal last June. Now Great Britain is considering following suit, despite vocal opposition from sex workers who have seen the way the Nordic model exposes their counterparts in other countries to greater risk from costumers and police alike.... more »

In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), the exchange of sexual services for money is not illegal, but a number of related activities are. For example, benefiting from the proceeds of a sex worker (pimping) isn't allowed, and neither is it acceptable for two or more sex workers to be in a single place, even if one is only there to ensure the safety of the other (brothel-keeping).

As the Nordic or Swedish model sweeps across Europe, countries that had legalized or decriminalized various aspects of sex work are beginning to question their approach. Northern Ireland, which previously had similar laws to Great Britain, made paying for sex illegal last June. Now Great Britain is considering following suit, despite vocal opposition from sex workers who have seen the way the Nordic model exposes their counterparts in other countries to greater risk from costumers and police alike.

In this piece, Alex Feis-Bryce, director of services for National Ugly Mugs (a harm-reduction campaign that seeks to end violence against sex workers and winner of the Guardian's charity award in 2014), discusses his dissatisfaction with the Labour Party. (The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the UK that grew out of the trade union movement and socialist parties of the nineteenth century. It's a mixed bag as far as ideologies go, with members ranging from the staunchly socialist to mildly social democratic.)

"Last week, the Scottish Labour party announced their support for criminalising the purchase of sex. For many Labour members and activists, such as myself, it is hard to fathom why a political party formed to stand up for workers' rights and advocate for the most marginalised members of society so spectacularly fails a group who are routinely abused by the state and forced underground," Feis-Bryce writes.

He continues: Sex workers were filled with a sense of relief and hope when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently signalled his evidence-based support for decriminalisation. It didn’t take long for senior Labour figures to line-up and express their outrage. [ ... ] The comments made by the predominantly white, middle-class, cisgender feminists such as Harriet Harman, Caroline Flint, Stella Creasy and Fiona McTaggart revealed a genuine or wilful ignorance about the experiences of sex workers. The fact that Corbyn, a man, had an opinion on what they saw as purely a women’s issue seemed to inflame their anger further.

But then that’s part of the problem the Labour party has with this issue. Not only does it demonstrate a lack understanding of the diversity of sex workers, but it’s also based on a conservative, heteronormative view of gender which casts women as passive victims and men as aggressors. It is unflattering to both but most importantly it infantilises women and denies their agency.

He recounts how National Ugly Mugs and sex workers themselves attempted to engage with established feminists in the Labour Party via social media only to be dismissed and blocked.

"The message, as ever, was clear: We know what’s best for you and don’t really care what you think," he notes.___

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2016-05-05 19:24:07 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

When the doctors ignore broken bones because they think it's just because you're overweight.

So. Much. This.

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/taught-to-be-good-fatty/

Some of you have heard this before, but for those who haven't...part of the reason I have screws holding my foot together is because of the way the medical industry treats fat people, particularly fat women.

Sometime when Peo was a baby I started having severe foot pain. I went to a podiatrist. I was asked if I'd ever considered losing weight. It was so awesome that this podiatrist informed me that I was fat, because up until that point I was buying size 3 dresses and just really confused about how seams worked.

OF COURSE I'VE CONSIDERED LOSING WEIGHT YOU INSENSITIVE PRICK, I'VE HAD ALL OF SOCIETY NAGGING ME ABOUT MY WEIGHT SINCE I WAS A PRE-TEEN GROWING BREASTS EARLIER THAN AVERAGE. <--- what I should have said, but didn't, because I had a small baby and was tired and in pain

So he told me that I must have plantar fasciitis and that I needed to stretch and lose weight.

Time goes on, pain still there, Corran's job changed so our doctor list changed (that's US health care for you!) so I tried another podiatrist on the new plan. Same deal: you're overweight, go lose weight and stretch, it's plantar fasciitis. But stretching wasn't working and the pain was getting worse so I went back and got the same thing.

So I stopped going to the doctor about it and just suffered.

Then we moved to Austin and, unlike Las Vegas, it was pleasant to walk around the place in the daytime without feeling like you really understand how that Nazi guy must've felt when they opened the Ark of the Covenant, except instead of thinking, "Aiiiie I'm mellllting I shouldn't have been a Nazi diiiiick!" you'd be thinking, "Aiiiiee I'm melllllting, why the fuck does anyone live in Las Vegas on purrrrrpose?" So I was trying to walk with Peo to the library in Austin a lot and the pain in my foot was SO BAD I was crying in bed every night. So Corran made me to go to another podiatrist.

With this new guy I laid it out at the start that everyone keeps saying it's plantar fasciitis but stretching is not working. So he did an MRI and said I had some tendon damage and he wanted to do surgery, but the earliest surgery booking was several months away. So he put me in the Big Black Boot of Doom (aka Mr. Stinky because fun fact, you're not allowed to wash a pump-inflated medical boot!).

Two months later I went back in for a checkup with him and he says, "Hey, how come you've lost a bunch of weight?" And I said, "This boot is AWESOME because I can walk around all day with my kid without pain, so we're walking everywhere and apparently that's helping me lose weight!"

Annnnd then he's all, "NO. This is a TEMPORARY device. You should NOT be walking that much."

So...we've gone from "hey did you know you were fat" to "zomg stop trying to lose the weight we keep telling you to lose!". Sigh.

Okay so then the week before the surgery I go into his office for a pre-op x-ray. He calls me that afternoon and I want to emphasize this...in the US, a doctor called me himself personally on non-paid time. He says, "Kim...when did you break your heel and why didn't you tell me about it?"

OHHHHH SEE WHAT HAPPENED WAS WAY BACK WHEN THIS STARTED MY HEEL WAS FUCKING BROKEN AND ALL OF THESE GOD-DAMNED ASSHOLE FATPHOBIC DOCTORS DIDN'T EVEN THINK OF X-RAYING MY FOOT WHEN I SAID IT HURT BECAUSE IT TURNS OUT IT'S A REAL THING THAT WHEN FAT WOMEN COMPLAIN ABOUT FOOT PAIN THEY AUTO-DIAGNOSE "PLANTAR FASCIITIS".

So I had no idea I'd been walking around for over two years at that point on a broken heel, and a little bone that's supposed to go like ----- that in your heel instead on me was all ^^^^^^ and stabbing me internally on every step. And that bone had fused that way after so long.

New doc changed the planned surgery, and instead went in there and rebroke the heel and stuck it in place with two screws. He said 10 months to one year to full recovery. Let's see...I saw the Wolverine: Origins movie the week before the surgery, and I still limp. That's a wee bit more than a year ago. And I don't have regenerative superpowers. Stupid reality. Fsh.

Later on I even said to him, "Hey, isn't it funny how many other doctors just assumed I had plantar fasciitis because I was fat? And how I've been reading up that that's actually a common diagnosis podiatrists jump to for fat women? Like there are actual studies showing this is a problem?"

He sighed and me and said, "Oh come on, that's not fair."

I said, "I know. It really isn't."

Because it isn't.

My body isn't for your gaze. My body is not for you to evaluate for fuckability. My body is not your business. My food is not your business. My clothing style is not your business. If you don't like seeing my flab on a hot summer day, stop staring at it.

I am not a Good Fatty. I have been, in the past, but fuck that noise. I'm just a person getting through my day and I don't need your judgement.




ALL FAT SHAMING COMMENTS - ESPECIALLY HEALTH CONCERN TROLLS - WILL MEET MY BANHAMMER. My fucking fat, curvy, voluptuous, enboobified, cake-eating banhammer.

Also dudes: do NOT tell us how you like a curvier woman anyway. Guess what? That's still creepy and objectifying. That doesn't make you an ally. WE ARE NOT HERE FOR YOU.___When the doctors ignore broken bones because they think it's just because you're overweight.

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2016-05-05 19:21:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-05 12:34:49 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

I'd say "art", not "science" ❝ programming today is “More like science. You grab this piece of library and you poke at it. You write programs that poke it and see what it does. And you say, ‘Can I tweak it to do the thing I want?'”. ❞

So. Depressing.___I'd say "art", not "science" ❝ programming today is “More like science. You grab this piece of library and you poke at it. You write programs that poke it and see what it does. And you say, ‘Can I tweak it to do the thing I want?'”. ❞

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2016-05-05 12:20:16 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Good to know I wasn't the only person who got called by the dog's name!

___Good to know I wasn't the only person who got called by the dog's name!

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2016-05-05 12:12:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/magazine/the-amateur-cloud-society-that-sort-of-rattled-the-scientific-community.html

The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/magazine/the-amateur-cloud-society-that-sort-of-rattled-the-scientific-community.html___

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2016-05-05 02:39:42 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

How do people group ryes and bourbons by smell? Largely by brand, it turns out.

How do people group ryes and bourbons by smell? Largely by brand, it turns out.___

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2016-05-05 01:18:22 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 21:32:35 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 11:20:26 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

How Chris McCandless Died (no, not the first theory, or the second, or the third...but probably the final one)

How Chris McCandless Died (no, not the first theory, or the second, or the third...but probably the final one)___

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2016-05-04 10:53:05 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 09:37:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Dana Millbank, at the WaPo, wrote a column way back saying if Trump made nominee, he'd eat the newsprint his column was printed on. He's calling for recipes on Twitter tonight, cc one of the chefs who does a column for the paper. I suggested ersatzbrot, the bread made with sawdust powder the Nazis fed prisoners in the camps. Feels like eating bread, but no nutrition -- it's why they were starving before they hit the gas chambers. It seems an appropriate tie in to me on several levels.

Dana Millbank, at the WaPo, wrote a column way back saying if Trump made nominee, he'd eat the newsprint his column was printed on. He's calling for recipes on Twitter tonight, cc one of the chefs who does a column for the paper. I suggested ersatzbrot, the bread made with sawdust powder the Nazis fed prisoners in the camps. Feels like eating bread, but no nutrition -- it's why they were starving before they hit the gas chambers. It seems an appropriate tie in to me on several levels.___

2016-05-04 02:53:12 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

“You posted a scantily clad photo to your instagram account," her manager told her. "I don’t care what you do after work. But those types of photos tarnish our company brand.”

She hadn't put her company name or other personally-identifying information on that account. But it didn't matter. She was fired anyway.

For anyone who thinks that sex work stigma doesn't exist, that porn stars or anyone else who got naked for a living (or for fun) can just get a real job and no one will care about their past, here's a wake up call. As more of our lives move online, employees are increasingly expected to behave according to "company guidelines," even when they're simply being social on non-corporate accounts online.

As a result of this expectation, even people using semi-anonymous accounts are at risk of running afoul of employerexpec... more »

“You posted a scantily clad photo to your instagram account," her manager told her. "I don’t care what you do after work. But those types of photos tarnish our company brand.”

She hadn't put her company name or other personally-identifying information on that account. But it didn't matter. She was fired anyway.

For anyone who thinks that sex work stigma doesn't exist, that porn stars or anyone else who got naked for a living (or for fun) can just get a real job and no one will care about their past, here's a wake up call. As more of our lives move online, employees are increasingly expected to behave according to "company guidelines," even when they're simply being social on non-corporate accounts online.

As a result of this expectation, even people using semi-anonymous accounts are at risk of running afoul of employer expectations.

Are we running out of space to be ourselves?___

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2016-05-04 02:51:54 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Is Trump's support really the working class?

Who knew the media would parrot Trump?
his support appears upper middle class not working class

Median income figures from exit polls show that Trump's support, perhaps outside of his rally attendence, has to be considerably higher income than working stiffs.

So, this may indicate populist rallies fronting a far more elite base who see a charismatic, sociopathic, racist, trangressive billionaire carrying their water. Shocked, I tell you.___Is Trump's support really the working class?

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2016-05-03 23:40:02 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

What's the world coming to? D120s? In the New Yorker‽

This is a New Yorker piece.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow nerds... We have won.

Via +Chris Kutalik​___What's the world coming to? D120s? In the New Yorker‽

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2016-05-03 21:51:47 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Boston Home Prices by T Stop.

h/t +Blake Ulmer 

Boston Home Prices by T Stop.

h/t +Blake Ulmer ___

2016-05-03 16:18:14 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Zappa and Zappa threaten Zappa over Zappa plays Zappa.

#CopyWrong  ___Zappa and Zappa threaten Zappa over Zappa plays Zappa.

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2016-05-03 12:48:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

A recording of "Sink the Cheerio"! I never had a son, so I didn't have to use this technique, but I know the boy this was written for (who by now is quite old enough to probably wish it hadn't been. :)

A recording of "Sink the Cheerio"! I never had a son, so I didn't have to use this technique, but I know the boy this was written for (who by now is quite old enough to probably wish it hadn't been. :)___

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2016-05-03 12:45:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I'm going to dedicate this one to +Paul Ferguson, whose photos of hiking in Washington are inspiring me for my own adventures when I move there. This is definitely a song for the mountain hikers.

Nightingale is a wonderful band. The guitar player, Keith Murphy , is an amazing arranger, and Becky Tracy is an incredible fiddle player. I had the great pleasure of having both as instructors at music camp for a number of years. http://www.nightingalevt.org/, http://blackislemusic.com/

I'm going to dedicate this one to +Paul Ferguson, whose photos of hiking in Washington are inspiring me for my own adventures when I move there. This is definitely a song for the mountain hikers.

Nightingale is a wonderful band. The guitar player, Keith Murphy , is an amazing arranger, and Becky Tracy is an incredible fiddle player. I had the great pleasure of having both as instructors at music camp for a number of years. http://www.nightingalevt.org/, http://blackislemusic.com/___

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2016-05-03 11:53:40 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Some good tips for using G+ collections. I particularly like the pinned survey idea.

My Tips For Using Google+ Collections

Google+'s new focus, ever since its recent 'Material Design Makeover', has been squarely on two areas of the network: Collections and Communities. It has now become far easier to connect with Followers along a particular topic or theme than to attract Followers to your Profile. (By all accounts, including +CircleCount's extensive data about Google+ users and trends, Profile and Page growth has virtually flattened as the emphasis has changed to Collections and Communities.)

It is no longer optional, if your goal is to build a large and engaged audience on Google+, to place your focus on these areas. Admittedly, I've never been very good at running a Community of my own (though I do moderate a few), but when it comes to Collections, I've had several of my Collections Featured by the network, three of which have over 100K Followers, with one Collection achieving over 300K Followers since debuting last year.

In the following article, I offer a few basic tips for creating and getting the most traction from your Google+ Collections.

#SocialMediaTips #SocialMediaMarketing #NewGooglePlus___Some good tips for using G+ collections. I particularly like the pinned survey idea.

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2016-05-03 11:35:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

"the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone"

Another example of culture preserved against all odds.

h/t +Michael Verona

"the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone"

Another example of culture preserved against all odds.

h/t +Michael Verona___

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2016-05-03 11:31:03 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

If French socialists could literally wear clothespins on their nose and vote Chirac to defeat Le Pen, I think Bernie supporters can manage to vote Hillary for the present and then keep working for the future we want. Revolutions are great in theory, but in practice you've got to be in it for the long haul. It's not about instant gratification.

I was going to flame some jackass in a thread here on G+, but I decided to do it as a rant right here instead.

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As an early and ardent Sanders supporter, the whole "Bernie Or Bust" mentality seems utterly stupid. Divisive and stupid. Not vote? Stupid. Stupid, stupid stupid.. Vote for Trump instead of Hillary? Supremely stupid. Hang yourself first. I have some rope you can borrow, too.

Me, I think Sanders still has a chance, as long as we California Sanderista can get and keep our ducks in order. Many seem to have taken their eyes off the prize because they're too damned thin-skinned, like they were expecting softball play in what is essentially a hardball game. Put your protective gear on and get out on the field. Time to join the Big Leagues. If you're not already walking precincts and working phone banks, you're missing out on a great opportunity to try to build the kind of future that you're hoping for. Win or lose, you can at least say you tried.

What is it we want to accomplish? Taking the country in a different direction than it has been for the past four decades, or just seeing your Own Personal Savior in the White House? The latter seems pretty cultish, don't you think? We're talking a long game here, not some magical change that's going to miraculously occur when St. Bernie of the Birds fulfills some prophecy people have created in their heads. Voting down ticket to get the RWNJs out of local government and getting more Dems into both Houses is of utmost importance this election, regardless of who the Democratic nominee is; and this is especially more so during future midterms, when most voters on our side can't even seem to make it to the polls. Why do you think the GOP was so successful in stymying President Obama's efforts anyway? Because every liberal non-vote is a vote for the conservative candidate. By not showing up down-ticket and in the midterms, we are responsible for filling the House and Senate with Republican jerks.
Focus, people, focus. Get the vote out.

And frankly, hearing other Sanderistas calling people things like turncoats, brainwashed, and delusional isn't winning any points in my book. They come off sounding like paid GOP Trolls playing Divide and Conquer with our side. Or maybe they're the type of ideological purists that Heller warned about. I can't wait til those folks start purging the "unfaithful" from Sanders' ranks.

The man's message is "Not me, US," remember?

I've seen this "Left Eats Its Children" nonsense far too many times before. It gave us Nixon, Reagan and Bush II. You folks seriously want to go around that block again? Seriously? And you're calling other people delusional because they cite polls and facts? Oh, right, it's us being turncoats, delusional, or brainwashed by the MSM.

Get a grip. Start working toward some political solidarity. Help us build the kind of consensus that can't be stopped or divided. For that you need earn and create long-term allies. Not more enemies.

 And don't even try to argue with me about my opinion. For all I care, you can go pound sand. Block button is my Mjölnir, and I'm like Thor at the ready.
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https://twitter.com/Kalarlis/status/709462033918341121___If French socialists could literally wear clothespins on their nose and vote Chirac to defeat Le Pen, I think Bernie supporters can manage to vote Hillary for the present and then keep working for the future we want. Revolutions are great in theory, but in practice you've got to be in it for the long haul. It's not about instant gratification.

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2016-05-03 11:06:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

A Nickname for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? There’s No Short Answer - NYTimes.com

A Nickname for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? There’s No Short Answer - NYTimes.com___

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2016-05-03 03:53:22 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

"They are we". A fascinating link between an Afro-Cuban community that preserved Sierra Leone song and dance for 100's of years.

Wow, what a story and what a connection made!___ "They are we". A fascinating link between an Afro-Cuban community that preserved Sierra Leone song and dance for 100's of years.

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2016-05-03 00:43:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 23:22:27 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian___

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2016-05-02 20:13:48 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

You need a proofreader http://bit.ly/1O9DSKx

You need a proofreader http://bit.ly/1O9DSKx___

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2016-05-02 20:12:36 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 17:00:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 12:40:06 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

❝ It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight ❞

❝ It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight ❞___

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2016-05-02 05:29:51 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 05:20:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!
Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.com: Liavek 4 Barnes & Noble :  Liavek 4 Smashwords – Lia...

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!
Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.com: Liavek 4 Barnes & Noble :  Liavek 4 Smashwords – Lia...___

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2016-05-02 04:48:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

❝ The situation in South Dakota highlights the insanity of this. South Dakota charges a defendant $92 an hour for his public defender, owed no matter the outcome of the case. If a public defender spends 10 hours proving that her client is innocent, the defendant still owes the lawyer $920, even though he committed no crime and his arrest was a mistake. ❞

And not paying that money is a crime. For which you can be convicted.

A Mockery of Justice for the Poor http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/opinion/a-mockery-of-justice-for-the-poor.html -via Flynx___❝ The situation in South Dakota highlights the insanity of this. South Dakota charges a defendant $92 an hour for his public defender, owed no matter the outcome of the case. If a public defender spends 10 hours proving that her client is innocent, the defendant still owes the lawyer $920, even though he committed no crime and his arrest was a mistake. ❞

And not paying that money is a crime. For which you can be convicted.

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2016-05-02 02:11:32 (31 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.___

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2016-05-02 00:16:43 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Quoth the raven, "Donald Trump".

If you haven't seen Garrison Keillor's update to Edgar Allan Poe's masterpiece, take a moment to appreciate this new modern classic.___Quoth the raven, "Donald Trump".

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2016-05-01 23:09:32 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

A Babymetal video I hadn't seen yet!

#Japan #Cute #Metal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvD3CHA48pA
More: BBC "Babymetal: Wembley to Tokyo"
Dev heads to Tokyo to investigate the phenomenal rise of Japanese rock band Babymetal and to uncover the pop-culture scene that gave rise to the group. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03pl75v/babymetal-wembley-to-tokyo (in UK or via VPN)___A Babymetal video I hadn't seen yet!

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2016-05-01 17:36:06 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 17:32:20 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 17:02:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

It's been nearly 50 years since Stonewall.

How far we have come, and how far we haven't moved at all.

As a lesbian, I'm now legally recognized in my marriage, my wife and kid are on my VA benefits. Those are huge moves forward in progress.

But we have always left out our trans brothers and sisters. They're even left out of the official history of Stonewall in many places. http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html doesn't even once make note of the law that started the riots. Every word referring to the movement is gay. Trans doesn't even make an appearance (neither does lesbian, but yeah.)

There was a law in place that reminds me of today's bathroom bullshit. Under NY law at the time, every person had to be wearing at least 3 pieces of "sex correct clothing". It was that law that led police to raid the... more »

It's been nearly 50 years since Stonewall.

How far we have come, and how far we haven't moved at all.

As a lesbian, I'm now legally recognized in my marriage, my wife and kid are on my VA benefits. Those are huge moves forward in progress.

But we have always left out our trans brothers and sisters. They're even left out of the official history of Stonewall in many places. http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html doesn't even once make note of the law that started the riots. Every word referring to the movement is gay. Trans doesn't even make an appearance (neither does lesbian, but yeah.)

There was a law in place that reminds me of today's bathroom bullshit. Under NY law at the time, every person had to be wearing at least 3 pieces of "sex correct clothing". It was that law that led police to raid the bars.

The trans men and women (back then just called butches and drag queens) were the main targets. They would be arrested, jailed, and intentionally punitively raped by police or put into cells with those the police knew would sexually abuse them. They suffered every day, knowing a single whim from a police officer could result in their beating and rape at any time.

Stonewall started like any other raid. The butches and queens were arrested, handcuffed, and brought outside to await transportation to jail. By all accounts, those are the people who finally decided enough was enough. Some accounts have the first person fighting back as a butch, some as a trans woman, but most gay men and lesbians didn't join in until the second day.

That first day, it was the trans people fighting back who began the liberation of all of us. But when push came to shove, groups like HRC turned their back on our trans allies over and over.

I'm a woman, but even at this moment I wouldn't pass the 3 items of clothing requirement. I get looked at questioningly in women's restrooms. I get called Sir on a daily basis.

This fight isn't just about our trans friends and allies, it's about righting the wrongs we have done them for the last 50 years. Let's make sure everyone knows the history, knows who the real heroes and heroines are in this fight. ___

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2016-05-01 16:46:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 16:21:36 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

The high cost of being poor. This article only begins to touch on the issues.

These are crucial challenges that anyone who cares about income inequality must think about when considering ways to improve things for low income household.___The high cost of being poor. This article only begins to touch on the issues.

2016-05-01 16:13:13 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Is there some reason that the number and content of things that I see under my alerts differs from iOS, to mobile, to the web app? (And on top of that, I swear I sometimes get notifications via email that never showed up in any of the other apps.)

For instance. I just went and marked everything read in iOS. Went to the web and there were a bunch of old notifications and replies that hadn't appeared on mobile.

And then sometimes on mobile, a bunch of very old notifications (generally +1s) will suddenly appear many many pages down.

Eventually consistency is being a bit too eventual.

#ns

Is there some reason that the number and content of things that I see under my alerts differs from iOS, to mobile, to the web app? (And on top of that, I swear I sometimes get notifications via email that never showed up in any of the other apps.)

For instance. I just went and marked everything read in iOS. Went to the web and there were a bunch of old notifications and replies that hadn't appeared on mobile.

And then sometimes on mobile, a bunch of very old notifications (generally +1s) will suddenly appear many many pages down.

Eventually consistency is being a bit too eventual.

#ns___

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2016-05-01 15:38:49 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 15:14:40 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Airbnb, an app that helps travelers find places to stay, has a discrimination problem. As NPR details here, users with black-sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted than their white-sounding counterparts. But this isn't the only demographic that has had issues with the site -- gay lodgers often also encounter discriminatory behavior from hosts.

Though Airbnb has tried to crack down on instances of blatant discrimination this has been limited to instances where, a host agrees to the stay and then kicks a lodger out when they see the lodger is black or gay. But there little Airbnb can do about discrimination that happens before lodgers make an arrangement at all.

The solution for many lodgers has been to draft profiles and exchange messages that don't let on. But the risk still exists of being turned away in a foreign country with nowhere to go, should... more »

Airbnb, an app that helps travelers find places to stay, has a discrimination problem. As NPR details here, users with black-sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted than their white-sounding counterparts. But this isn't the only demographic that has had issues with the site -- gay lodgers often also encounter discriminatory behavior from hosts.

Though Airbnb has tried to crack down on instances of blatant discrimination this has been limited to instances where, a host agrees to the stay and then kicks a lodger out when they see the lodger is black or gay. But there little Airbnb can do about discrimination that happens before lodgers make an arrangement at all.

The solution for many lodgers has been to draft profiles and exchange messages that don't let on. But the risk still exists of being turned away in a foreign country with nowhere to go, should racist or homophobic hosts turn a lodger away at the last moment.

This is what led Matthieu Jost to create the gay-friendly alternative, Misterbnb in 2013. After a trip to Barcelona during which Jost and his boyfriend got turned away by a homomorphic host, Jost knew the market needed a change. Since then, Misterbnb has grown into a thriving community that enables gay travelers not only to find lodging, but create a sort of international support system for the LGBTQ crowd.

If the experiences of black travelers are any indication, the market is ready for a racially-inclusive alternative to the lodging app as well.___

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2016-05-01 01:45:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Please sign this petition and share it with others.

Nearly two years after the state of Massachusetts allocated $40M to help build last mile fiber to the home networks in unserved communities, and a year after dozens of towns voted in town meetings to authorize nearly $80 million in additional borrowing, the state's pseudo-public paeudo-corporate MBI organization has blocked any progress on the project and has actually retreated from their earlier promises.

Now, the towns want the governor to release that state funding and help us build the future-proof network that our communities need in order to create jobs and educate our children.

Will you sign this petition or share it with others? Even if you are not in Western Massachusetts, some of your friends might be.

This municipal cooperative broadband project (wiredwest.net) is important far beyond the borders... more »

Please sign this petition and share it with others.

Nearly two years after the state of Massachusetts allocated $40M to help build last mile fiber to the home networks in unserved communities, and a year after dozens of towns voted in town meetings to authorize nearly $80 million in additional borrowing, the state's pseudo-public paeudo-corporate MBI organization has blocked any progress on the project and has actually retreated from their earlier promises.

Now, the towns want the governor to release that state funding and help us build the future-proof network that our communities need in order to create jobs and educate our children.

Will you sign this petition or share it with others? Even if you are not in Western Massachusetts, some of your friends might be.

This municipal cooperative broadband project (wiredwest.net) is important far beyond the borders of our area.___

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2016-04-30 16:06:39 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

This article has a really accurate depiction of what goes on inside my brain all the time.

___This article has a really accurate depiction of what goes on inside my brain all the time.

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2016-04-30 15:32:07 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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