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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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2016-04-25 15:35:39 (48 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Do you converse with yourself? The discussion of aphantasia has me wondering about how people's thought processes differ in other ways.

In other words, do you literally have a back and forth conversation in your mind?

"Well Kee, we could do such and such."
To which a Kee responds,
"But then we'd have to do X and y."

My earliest memories of those conversations are between myself and my teddy bear (even if he wasn't always physically present) during long car trips. And for a long time the two voices were myself and my teddy bear (although they didn't have distinct personalities). At some point I realized it was just me, but the conversations continued. And I still frequently refer to myself by name in them.

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2016-04-28 00:11:35 (0 comments; 20 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 04:27:09 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

I'm going to tell you something I don't talk about much, involving the bathroom issue I've been talking about a lot lately.  Something I'm not happy to talk about, but goes towards why I'm so passionate about this.

Unless I specifically trust where I am (home, work, certain LGBT friendly venues), I use the men's room.  I rush in, and rush right out.  Not because I think I should.  But because I'm terrified by the actions of people around me after I'm outted.  And why would I, a 275 pound, 5 foot seven transwoman, who lives in Washington State, where I have the right to be who I identify with, be afraid?

Because at a Fire Bowl Cafe in Austin, a child screamed out "There was a man in the bathroom!" to a crowded dining room full of people.  And suddenly, the dinner I'd been waiting to be served was in a to-go box, with a suggestion thatI mov... more »

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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; 9 +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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2016-04-30 15:29:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 05:45:37 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 05:23:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions about Silicon Valley

From a friend.

A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions about Silicon Valley

From a friend.___

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2016-04-30 05:16:24 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"Marketing and advertising are practices dating back to medieval times and we encounter them even in the world of books. While rare, surviving book advertisements are fascinating because they highlight what salesmen thought potential buyers deemed important about their products. Advertisements form, in an unusual way, a unique keyhole view into the hearts and minds of readers that lived a thousand years ago."

"Marketing and advertising are practices dating back to medieval times and we encounter them even in the world of books. While rare, surviving book advertisements are fascinating because they highlight what salesmen thought potential buyers deemed important about their products. Advertisements form, in an unusual way, a unique keyhole view into the hearts and minds of readers that lived a thousand years ago."___

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2016-04-30 04:59:49 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 04:59:04 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 04:48:56 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

❝ the same Icelandic search team that was dispatched more than four decades ago to try and rescue the crew at the crash site is now being dispatched every single day to rescue tourists trying to find the crash site. ❞

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Thanks to one of the most volatile weather patterns on the planet and primitive navigational beacons, more US military planes have crashed on this tiny, Kentucky-sized island than almost anywhere else on Earth.

According to public military records from the Air Force and Navy, from 1941 to 1973 when the plane went down on Einar’s farm, there were 385 US military aviation accidents in Iceland. That’s roughly one accident every 31 days for 33 straight years. 
"""___❝ the same Icelandic search team that was dispatched more than four decades ago to try and rescue the crew at the crash site is now being dispatched every single day to rescue tourists trying to find the crash site. ❞

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2016-04-30 04:39:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

You want to know who's going to get hurt by bathroom laws? Women who men mistake for men. This is insane.

As previously mentioned...___You want to know who's going to get hurt by bathroom laws? Women who men mistake for men. This is insane.

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2016-04-30 04:37:29 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The Incredible Shrinking Universe

The Universe is getting smaller. Not the observable universe, which is currently a sphere about 93 billion light years across and increasing all the time, but the much smaller portion that we could ever hope to reach. Since the Universe is expanding, our cosmic playground is shrinking all the time.

If the Universe weren’t expanding, then the size of the observable universe would simply depend on its age. As the years go by, ever more distant light would be able to reach us. Likewise, we would be able to travel anywhere in the Universe given enough time. Even at speeds approaching that of light it might take billions of years, but the only limiting factor is time. But the Universe is expanding. It’s not that galaxies are racing away from some point in space, but rather that space itself is expanding, and that makes a big difference.
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The Incredible Shrinking Universe

The Universe is getting smaller. Not the observable universe, which is currently a sphere about 93 billion light years across and increasing all the time, but the much smaller portion that we could ever hope to reach. Since the Universe is expanding, our cosmic playground is shrinking all the time.

If the Universe weren’t expanding, then the size of the observable universe would simply depend on its age. As the years go by, ever more distant light would be able to reach us. Likewise, we would be able to travel anywhere in the Universe given enough time. Even at speeds approaching that of light it might take billions of years, but the only limiting factor is time. But the Universe is expanding. It’s not that galaxies are racing away from some point in space, but rather that space itself is expanding, and that makes a big difference.

Since space itself is expanding, the more distant an object, the faster it seems to be moving away from us. We measure cosmic expansion in terms of the Hubble parameter, which is about 20 km/s per million light years. This means that two points in space a million light years apart are moving away from each other at 20 kilometers each second. Two points 10 million light years apart are moving away at 200 km/s, and so on. Because of this, if you consider two points far enough apart, they will be moving away from each other faster than the speed of light. The speed of light is about 300,000 km/s, which, given our current Hubble constant is the separation speed for two points 15 billion light years apart. This is known as the Hubble radius. Anything outside that radius is impossible for us to reach, even if we could travel toward it at the speed of light.

Some of you might protest, since you’ve been told numerous times that nothing can travel faster than light. The catch is that a galaxy 16 billion light years away isn’t actually traveling faster than light. What’s happening is that the expansion of space between us and the distant galaxy is increasing the distance between us faster than the speed of light. That subtle difference is also why we can see things that are farther away than 15 billion light years.

Because of cosmic expansion, the whole idea of galactic distance depends on your definition. As light leaves a galaxy to travel in our direction, space is expanding all along its journey. This not only causes the light to redden (known as the cosmological redshift) it makes the journey longer. All the while, the galaxy is moving even farther away. For light from the most distant galaxies, the light we observe has traveled for more than 13 billion years. When the light began its journey, its galaxy was only 3.4 billion light years away. Now the galaxy is 29 billion light years away. We can see such distant galaxy even though we’ll never reach them.

Since the observable universe is about 42 billion light years in radius, and the Hubble radius is about 15 billion light years, that means about 97% of the observable universe is beyond our reach. Furthermore, since space continues to expand, galaxies that are currently within reach will eventually move beyond the Hubble radius. Our galaxy is part of a cluster of galaxies known as the local group. It is about 10 million light years across and contains about 50 galaxies. Together they are close enough that their gravity will cause them to collapse toward each other despite cosmic expansion. But more distant clusters are so far away that cosmic expansion will win in the end. In perhaps a hundred billion years our local group will have collapsed into a single large galaxy, and the rest of the Universe will have moved forever out of reach.
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2016-04-30 04:34:53 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

In scientific as well as political circles, it has been maintained, since the 1980s, that the reasons for Africa’s particularly high HIV rates are to be found in African sexual behavior.

Whether this situation is attributed to prostitution, sexual transactions, or concurrent partnerships, it is the same idea of Africa’s sexual peculiarities, though presented in different forms, that is invoked. This is troubling when one recalls the history of medicine in Africa and the great interest that medical discourse of the colonial period took in African sexuality. 

The current issues are, of course, very different from what they once were: previously, the main concern was to explain racial and sexual difference, whereas now, it is with accounting for the scale of an epidemic caused by a sexually transmittable virus.

And while some studies have made their own the idea ofAfri... more »

In scientific as well as political circles, it has been maintained, since the 1980s, that the reasons for Africa’s particularly high HIV rates are to be found in African sexual behavior.

Whether this situation is attributed to prostitution, sexual transactions, or concurrent partnerships, it is the same idea of Africa’s sexual peculiarities, though presented in different forms, that is invoked. This is troubling when one recalls the history of medicine in Africa and the great interest that medical discourse of the colonial period took in African sexuality. 

The current issues are, of course, very different from what they once were: previously, the main concern was to explain racial and sexual difference, whereas now, it is with accounting for the scale of an epidemic caused by a sexually transmittable virus.

And while some studies have made their own the idea of Africa’s radical otherness that borders on racism, the idea that Africa exhibits distinctive sexual behavior seems primarily to function as a ready-made explanation, which can be invoked at different times and as a function of the different realities Africans face.___

2016-04-30 04:27:09 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Folks. This "protecting women and children" thing is bullshit. And it's hurting real people. A lot. If you care about anyone other than youself, please care about this.

I'm going to tell you something I don't talk about much, involving the bathroom issue I've been talking about a lot lately.  Something I'm not happy to talk about, but goes towards why I'm so passionate about this.

Unless I specifically trust where I am (home, work, certain LGBT friendly venues), I use the men's room.  I rush in, and rush right out.  Not because I think I should.  But because I'm terrified by the actions of people around me after I'm outted.  And why would I, a 275 pound, 5 foot seven transwoman, who lives in Washington State, where I have the right to be who I identify with, be afraid?

Because at a Fire Bowl Cafe in Austin, a child screamed out "There was a man in the bathroom!" to a crowded dining room full of people.  And suddenly, the dinner I'd been waiting to be served was in a to-go box, with a suggestion that I move along.

Because the Texas Department of Transportation fired me from a job four hours into it because I used a woman's restroom.  I was then told by the recruiter that I should have disclosed "you were a man" when I was interviewed, sight unseen, over EMail.

Because XBox Live support fired me from a job for standing up for myself, when a woman complained "I was doing something wierd in the bathroom" (which was peeing, thank you very much.)

Because a woman tried to have me arrested at a Cinemark movie theater for no other reason than I was in there at the same time with her.  And I ran as fast my legs could take me.

I'm terrified because I've always been chased out of bathrooms.  Denied services because of bathrooms.  Had jobs ended because of bathrooms.  
I live in Washington State, now, where I'm (currently) protected from these things by law AND I AM STILL TERRIFIED.  But if defeating these bathroom bills makes others even a little less terrified, gives them a little more protection from frivolous claims, and allows us to keep some of the dignity that people keep thinking we do not deserve, then, by god, I'm going to keep talking about it.

We are not scapegoats.  Not stepping stones to an easy political victory because your party is having a bad year.  We are flesh and blood people, deserving of kindness and dignity.___Folks. This "protecting women and children" thing is bullshit. And it's hurting real people. A lot. If you care about anyone other than youself, please care about this.

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2016-04-29 22:08:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Good news on civil forfeitures in Nebraska.

Apparently a Republican governor did something sensible. Is this maybe an election-year thing?___Good news on civil forfeitures in Nebraska.

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2016-04-29 19:02:47 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Would *you* reply to aliens who sent you unsolicited dick pics?

___Would *you* reply to aliens who sent you unsolicited dick pics?

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2016-04-29 19:01:12 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

You can tell how much we as a society value women’s safety based on what we’re willing to sacrifice for it. When we talk about anything that might inconvenience men, the cost of women’s safety is always too high. But when it comes to infringing on trans women’s security and freedom, all of a sudden we’re told we should be willing to pay any price.

You can tell how much we as a society value women’s safety based on what we’re willing to sacrifice for it. When we talk about anything that might inconvenience men, the cost of women’s safety is always too high. But when it comes to infringing on trans women’s security and freedom, all of a sudden we’re told we should be willing to pay any price.___

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2016-04-29 12:30:38 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 06:49:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 06:46:41 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 06:44:14 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 06:29:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Popsicle.
http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2016/04/28/1321-popsicle/

Popsicle.
http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2016/04/28/1321-popsicle/___

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2016-04-29 06:27:11 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Get your own "I'll go with you" button to show that you are available as a restroom/locker room/changing room escort for safety for gender nonconforming people.
#IllGoWithYou

Get your own "I'll go with you" button to show that you are available as a restroom/locker room/changing room escort for safety for gender nonconforming people.
#IllGoWithYou___

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2016-04-29 06:13:23 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

❝ If your work concerns sexuality, you will be made a body. You will be reminded — by the media, even if you are part of it, and by the people who make laws for you — that your body constitutes the limits of your contributions. ❞

Something to think about...___❝ If your work concerns sexuality, you will be made a body. You will be reminded — by the media, even if you are part of it, and by the people who make laws for you — that your body constitutes the limits of your contributions. ❞

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2016-04-29 06:10:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-29 06:08:46 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Ironic that the draft for women may pass the same way women's non-discrimination did--proposed by someone who thought it would stop the bill.

It says a lot about how out of touch with reality people on the backside of history are.

"I do want to correct my colleague from California as he painted the pictures that the only reason for the draft is to go into front line combat. That is not true. We all know many people who were drafted in World War II, Korea, Vietnam who served in other positions, not the infantry," McSally said. "We don't need to turn this into an emotional discussion. We want to make it be fact based."

Those emotional men...aw snap
___Ironic that the draft for women may pass the same way women's non-discrimination did--proposed by someone who thought it would stop the bill.

It says a lot about how out of touch with reality people on the backside of history are.

2016-04-28 22:58:18 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

California would be the perfect place for a candidate game show.

It looks like candidates will campaign heavily in California since no one on the Republican side can lock up the nomination without it. A lot of people are excited. Since California is one of the last states, it rarely matters to the results. 

We should change that.

Sadly, we can hold neither the first primary nor the first caucus. The first two states have clauses in their constitutions which automatically reschedule their nominating contests. While it might be fun to force Iowa or New Hampshire to schedule their contest before the beginning of time, Nobelists with the University of California warn that it's a dangerous proposition.

Fine.

California will just hold "The Big One", a unique three-week nominating contest with no holds barred, no privacy, and no quitting.

Week one will begin in sunny Los Angeles, California with a grueling gauntlet of game shows. Candidates must show their knowledge of Federal programs in a special edition of The Price Is Right, general trivia mastery on Jeopardy!, compete in an epic rap battle, and vie to become America's Next Top Candidate. Throughout this, and all the other contests, the candidates will be subject to the whims of you, the voting public. Enter your vote at any time, change your vote at any time! In every competition there will be chances to win immunity, gain bonus delegates, and obtain one of the three coveted Vote Thief Medallions.

For week two, it's the physical competition. In stunning Santa Monica, the candidates will face off in a beach volleyball showdown before mounting bikes and riding north. In world-famous Malibu, they will compete in a surfing competition before speeding off into the mountains. Somewhere in the Transverse Ranges they will complete an obstacle course designed by California firefighters to ensure they are physically capable of dealing with any emergency. Then it's down into the Central Valley where they must work a farm from dawn to dusk.

The candidates will now pull into the heart of tech country for the mental challenge. Here they will be paired up and placed in an intensive coding bootcamp, working 'round the clock to build a product. At the end of the week, they will gather to present their proposals to a room of California's most skeptical tech voters. Once more, you, the voting public, will be able to signal your favorites and even submit video questions, criticisms, or general trolling to the candidates as they sweat it out in The Demon Round.

Finally, the candidates will gather at the San Andreas Fault where The Big One will be announced. It is at this moment that candidates will be able to steal delegates from each other as they see their national approval numbers updated live. Any candidate who wins (or steals) two of three nominating contests while still holding immunity can take it all and raise the ire of voters nationwide as they steal an election and become The Big One.

It will be simultaneously the most and least democratic nominating contest in the United States.___California would be the perfect place for a candidate game show.

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2016-04-28 20:59:37 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

For those of you asking for a TiVo with no monthly fees and more storage...

#tivoemp  

For those of you asking for a TiVo with no monthly fees and more storage...

#tivoemp  ___

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2016-04-28 02:04:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Myanmar's Mr Clean Says He Takes 'Red Tape Road' to Profit - NYTimes.com

Myanmar's Mr Clean Says He Takes 'Red Tape Road' to Profit - NYTimes.com___

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2016-04-28 00:11:35 (0 comments; 20 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-28 00:01:59 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

❝ Conspiracy theories are a big business. Alex Jones makes $10 million a year, enough to keep him in only the finest bottled-water-filled fallout shelters for life. It's easy to find overpriced books promising to tell you the "truth" about Sandy Hook, and it's just as easy to find sections within them dedicated to spreading lies about Pozner and Noah. Meanwhile, the fundraiser for Pozner's HONR Network is sitting at 235 dollars (sorry to disappoint you, crazy man who accused Pozner of making millions). ❞

Want to lose your faith in humanity a bit more? +Cracked (yes, the listicle company) does actual journalism these days. In this case, it's genuinely tragic… both for the families of murdered children, and the sanity of these 'truthers'.___❝ Conspiracy theories are a big business. Alex Jones makes $10 million a year, enough to keep him in only the finest bottled-water-filled fallout shelters for life. It's easy to find overpriced books promising to tell you the "truth" about Sandy Hook, and it's just as easy to find sections within them dedicated to spreading lies about Pozner and Noah. Meanwhile, the fundraiser for Pozner's HONR Network is sitting at 235 dollars (sorry to disappoint you, crazy man who accused Pozner of making millions). ❞

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2016-04-27 21:44:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Some wonderful examples of letters, recipes, and more in cuneiform.

___Some wonderful examples of letters, recipes, and more in cuneiform.

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2016-04-27 13:58:01 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-27 07:04:50 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

I'm so disappointed. I got my first "we need to fix your PC" call and I didn't have time to lead them on!

I told them how much I'd been looking forward to getting one of those calls, FU, and hung up. Oh well.

I felt a little sorry for her. She was clearly working in a very large, and very noisy, boiler shop in India.

I'm so disappointed. I got my first "we need to fix your PC" call and I didn't have time to lead them on!

I told them how much I'd been looking forward to getting one of those calls, FU, and hung up. Oh well.

I felt a little sorry for her. She was clearly working in a very large, and very noisy, boiler shop in India.___

2016-04-27 01:16:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Why is it that every time a prominent GOP leader gets caught molesting kids, suddenly GLBTQ people are the problem?

Hastert finally gets busted. Since he did most of his molestations in the bathroom and locker room, now we have to protect kids from trans people using the gender correct bathroom.

Umm, sorry, but statistics prove pretty conclusively that straight men make up almost all pedophiles. I'm betting there are at least 5 more in the House and a couple in the Senate who have raped a child and/or regularly view child pornography.

Now we have crazy people talking about shooting and beating up people who don't look like they fit going into the bathroom.

If I went out with any 3 of my women friends who weren't born that way, and we all went to the loo, I'm the most likely to be hassled. They all do the feminine thing so much better... more »

Why is it that every time a prominent GOP leader gets caught molesting kids, suddenly GLBTQ people are the problem?

Hastert finally gets busted. Since he did most of his molestations in the bathroom and locker room, now we have to protect kids from trans people using the gender correct bathroom.

Umm, sorry, but statistics prove pretty conclusively that straight men make up almost all pedophiles. I'm betting there are at least 5 more in the House and a couple in the Senate who have raped a child and/or regularly view child pornography.

Now we have crazy people talking about shooting and beating up people who don't look like they fit going into the bathroom.

If I went out with any 3 of my women friends who weren't born that way, and we all went to the loo, I'm the most likely to be hassled. They all do the feminine thing so much better than I.

I refuse to be afraid. I will do as I've always done, hold my head high and slightly tilted to make it easier to see what's coming behind. I'm lucky, I live in a place where no one really cares, although I do sometimes get questioning looks. To my friends (and ex-lovers)in the South, stay strong. This is the final storm before the calm. We have been in this fight too long to let them believe they have any moral right in this argument.

Because see, that's the thing. The right wing paints this as a morality fight. They think that we live immoral lives, because we live differently than they do. I happen to think the most immoral thing one person can do to another is to condemn them as evil without knowing them. That they are immoral, angry, fearful, hateful, and intentionally violent just goes along with having dehumanized someone.

Of course, I'm not the only one who has ever thought that way. There might have been a guy called Jesus. Some of the GOP may have heard of him, they talk a lot about his gun toting American cousin, but this guy looked Palestinian. Middle Eastern. Suspect here to those same American Jesus fans.

But this guy supposedly said some pretty cool stuff. About not judging others, or risk being judged in the afterlife. About pulling the 2x4 stuck so deep through your eye you can't think while you busily cuss out someone because they're ignoring the splinter in theirs.

Controlling the bathrooms is their last gasp at segregation. Their last chance at "proving" that they'll all be murdered or plagued out or something if people have equal rights as humans.

And to be perfectly honest, is there anything more egalitarian than the need to take a piss when nature demands? ___

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2016-04-27 01:13:58 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Nice. "On a recent March day, researcher Mi Yeon Kim was watching a pod of about 55 dolphins off the South Korean island of Jeju (map) when she noticed a female dolphin with a small calf. 

This wasn't just any calf, nor was its mother just any dolphin. 

The mother's markings and fins confirmed to Kim and her colleague Soojin Jang that the female is a formerly captive Indo-Pacific dolphin called Sampal, which was released back into the wild in June 2013, along with two others.

The female, believed to be between 13 and 15 years old, had spent four years at the Jungman Pacific Land Marine Park in Jeju. She was also featured in a National Geographic magazine story about whether it's possible to successfully release captive dolphins."

Nice. "On a recent March day, researcher Mi Yeon Kim was watching a pod of about 55 dolphins off the South Korean island of Jeju (map) when she noticed a female dolphin with a small calf. 

This wasn't just any calf, nor was its mother just any dolphin. 

The mother's markings and fins confirmed to Kim and her colleague Soojin Jang that the female is a formerly captive Indo-Pacific dolphin called Sampal, which was released back into the wild in June 2013, along with two others.

The female, believed to be between 13 and 15 years old, had spent four years at the Jungman Pacific Land Marine Park in Jeju. She was also featured in a National Geographic magazine story about whether it's possible to successfully release captive dolphins."___

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2016-04-27 00:45:36 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Miles of copper mine tunnels in Britain from 3500 years ago.

"In the 1980s and 1990s, you went from no #BronzeAge mines being known in #Britain at all, to – suddenly – a lot of small #mines being discovered," says Alan Williams of the University of Liverpool's Department of #Archaeology in the UK, whose PhD research focuses on the #GreatOrme. "And then the star in the crown was basically the Great Orme, which grew to be much bigger than all of the others and, in fact, is one of the biggest in all of Europe. It turned out to be the Stonehenge of #copper #mining."___Miles of copper mine tunnels in Britain from 3500 years ago.

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2016-04-26 18:25:51 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-25 19:40:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Watch carefully. This killer whale literally puts out bait to catch a bird.

Clever girl...

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfbHZRO54cE)___Watch carefully. This killer whale literally puts out bait to catch a bird.

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2016-04-25 16:09:15 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

❝ Ashkenazic (European) Jews don’t belongs to the so-called Semite (Israelite) tribes from the Middle East but originated from ancient Iranian, Turkish and Greek lands – and converted to Judaism after the fall of Khazarian empire. ❞

from a private share.. interesting. ___❝ Ashkenazic (European) Jews don’t belongs to the so-called Semite (Israelite) tribes from the Middle East but originated from ancient Iranian, Turkish and Greek lands – and converted to Judaism after the fall of Khazarian empire. ❞

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2016-04-25 15:45:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The issue isn't just apps to facilitate the sex trade. In the US even an app to make the sex trade safer (call for help) can be illegal.

The issue isn't just apps to facilitate the sex trade. In the US even an app to make the sex trade safer (call for help) can be illegal.___

2016-04-25 15:35:39 (48 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Do you converse with yourself? The discussion of aphantasia has me wondering about how people's thought processes differ in other ways.

In other words, do you literally have a back and forth conversation in your mind?

"Well Kee, we could do such and such."
To which a Kee responds,
"But then we'd have to do X and y."

My earliest memories of those conversations are between myself and my teddy bear (even if he wasn't always physically present) during long car trips. And for a long time the two voices were myself and my teddy bear (although they didn't have distinct personalities). At some point I realized it was just me, but the conversations continued. And I still frequently refer to myself by name in them.

Do you converse with yourself? The discussion of aphantasia has me wondering about how people's thought processes differ in other ways.

In other words, do you literally have a back and forth conversation in your mind?

"Well Kee, we could do such and such."
To which a Kee responds,
"But then we'd have to do X and y."

My earliest memories of those conversations are between myself and my teddy bear (even if he wasn't always physically present) during long car trips. And for a long time the two voices were myself and my teddy bear (although they didn't have distinct personalities). At some point I realized it was just me, but the conversations continued. And I still frequently refer to myself by name in them.___

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2016-04-25 12:24:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Where Love Is Illegal is a project documenting the stories of LGBT[Q]I people around the world in their own words in the hopes of contributing toward building a better, more accepting and loving and safe world for all.
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http://whereloveisillegal.com
Behind Where Love Is Illegal is a group of people that believe human rights are universal and that persecution based on sexuality or gender identity must end.

That group of people also believes that stories have the ability to connect people, transform opinions, open minds, and change policies.

Where Love Is Illegal started as a photo based project by award-winning photographer and human rights activist Robin Hammond. For a decade Robin has traveled through sub-Saharan Africa to document human rights and development issues. During that same time, he has been shocked to see the rise of... more »

Where Love Is Illegal is a project documenting the stories of LGBT[Q]I people around the world in their own words in the hopes of contributing toward building a better, more accepting and loving and safe world for all.
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http://whereloveisillegal.com
Behind Where Love Is Illegal is a group of people that believe human rights are universal and that persecution based on sexuality or gender identity must end.

That group of people also believes that stories have the ability to connect people, transform opinions, open minds, and change policies.

Where Love Is Illegal started as a photo based project by award-winning photographer and human rights activist Robin Hammond. For a decade Robin has traveled through sub-Saharan Africa to document human rights and development issues. During that same time, he has been shocked to see the rise of intolerance towards LGBTI communities in some countries.

In mid-2014 while on assignment for National Geographic Magazine in Nigeria Robin learned of five young men in the north of the country who had been arrested and flogged in court because they were gay. A few days later, he sat with the young men. They were homeless and in hiding, facing a frightened and uncertain future.

A few weeks later, he made a second trip to see them.

With the images he took of them and the stories he collected, he applied for the Getty Grant for Good, which provides funding to a designer and a photographer to work together to create a worthy awareness raising campaign. Designer Erin Joy joined him, and together, they were awarded US$20,000 to create Where Love Is Illegal.

Robin traveled to Uganda, South Africa, and Cameroon to continue this project, but he realized that the issue expanded beyond Africa. LGBTI rights activist Harold Smith-Franzen helped Robin to continue the project in Malaysia, Russia and Lebanon. Others joined in the campaign along the way offering their support.

In each country Robin worked with grass-roots LGBTI groups fighting for the rights and welfare of a people persecuted for who they are.

For many of the people Robin met, it was the first time they had told their story. Many of the stories were devastating, while others were empowering. The entire Where Love is Illegal team was profoundly impacted. They all knew about the laws that discriminated, but had never heard the personal stories. Intellectually, they understood the injustice, but in the reading of the stories, they felt it.

Many of the grass-roots organizations that collaborated in the making of this project are struggling to provide the desperately needed services they offer. So Where Love is Illegal became about more than raising awareness; it became a drive to support these organizations financially. The team behind the project believes the best way to support LGBTI people in these countries is to support the groups who are from those communities.

So this space was born, a space where people can share stories of discrimination and survival. It is a stand against discrimination, persecution, and violence, by a people who cannot and will not be anything other than the way they were born–a people who refuse to be silenced.___

2016-04-25 11:43:11 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-25 03:31:10 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

"At age 90, I am lucky to be in an era where the Supreme Court has strengthened what President Obama calls 'the dignity of marriage' by recognizing that matrimony is not based on anyone's sexual nature, choices or dreams. It is based on love."

Via +Jason ON​

"At age 90, I am lucky to be in an era where the Supreme Court has strengthened what President Obama calls 'the dignity of marriage' by recognizing that matrimony is not based on anyone's sexual nature, choices or dreams. It is based on love."

Via +Jason ON​___

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