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Sarawr Queen of Kings

Sarawr Queen of Kings 

Wife, Mother, Father's Rights Advocate, Systems Administrator, Geek, Writer, Dungeon Master, basically, all-around awesome

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2017-08-14 20:57:18 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Freedom of speech does not include the right:

To incite actions that would harm others (e.g., “[S]hout[ing] ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.”).
Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).

To make or distribute obscene materials.
Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
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Basically, freedom of speech does not include white supremacists shouting incitements of violence. When a specific symbol is tied to that violence, it too, is not freedom of speech. It is incitement of violence.

All those inciting violence in Charlottesville, should be arrested. Bottom-line. Done.

But that will never happen. Why? Because the current president of the United States is known for inciting violence in his rallies, and to police officers against the public. He also knowingly employs white supremacists in the White House. Make no mistake, thisman doe... more »

Most reshares: 24

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2017-07-24 16:47:51 (0 comments; 24 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

You guys! https://www.gofundme.com/savesnopes

Most plusones: 10

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2017-07-11 00:33:47 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

🎶 Raking up is hard to do... 🎶

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2017-08-14 20:57:18 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Freedom of speech does not include the right:

To incite actions that would harm others (e.g., “[S]hout[ing] ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.”).
Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).

To make or distribute obscene materials.
Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
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Basically, freedom of speech does not include white supremacists shouting incitements of violence. When a specific symbol is tied to that violence, it too, is not freedom of speech. It is incitement of violence.

All those inciting violence in Charlottesville, should be arrested. Bottom-line. Done.

But that will never happen. Why? Because the current president of the United States is known for inciting violence in his rallies, and to police officers against the public. He also knowingly employs white supremacists in the White House. Make no mistake, thisman doe... more »

Freedom of speech does not include the right:

To incite actions that would harm others (e.g., “[S]hout[ing] ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.”).
Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).

To make or distribute obscene materials.
Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
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Basically, freedom of speech does not include white supremacists shouting incitements of violence. When a specific symbol is tied to that violence, it too, is not freedom of speech. It is incitement of violence.

All those inciting violence in Charlottesville, should be arrested. Bottom-line. Done.

But that will never happen. Why? Because the current president of the United States is known for inciting violence in his rallies, and to police officers against the public. He also knowingly employs white supremacists in the White House. Make no mistake, this man does not stand by his words today. He will not pursue these domestic terrorists. He will not take action against these groups inciting violence. He will say the words (days late), but his actions will prove his true intentions.
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2017-08-08 21:34:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

H/t +Sarah Rios

What do you think? http://pin.it/9n2PCwA___H/t +Sarah Rios

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2017-07-28 12:15:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Wonder if they're ready to try that compromise thing yet.

Wonder if they're ready to try that compromise thing yet.___

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2017-07-28 02:46:04 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Hey everyone,

The kids and I are in deep trouble. If there's anything you can donate, please do. If not, please share with your friends and families. I'm hoping even if we can't get the money we need, maybe we can help someone else know they don't have to fight alone.

XOXO
Catherine and the kids

Hey everyone,

The kids and I are in deep trouble. If there's anything you can donate, please do. If not, please share with your friends and families. I'm hoping even if we can't get the money we need, maybe we can help someone else know they don't have to fight alone.

XOXO
Catherine and the kids___

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2017-07-27 17:09:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Alex Gordon is one of my favorite +Kansas City Royals players :)

Alex Gordon is one of my favorite +Kansas City Royals players :)___

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2017-07-26 03:39:17 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Hey!! +Sarah Rios

you're welcome

Hey!! +Sarah Rios

you're welcome___

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2017-07-24 16:47:51 (0 comments; 24 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

You guys! https://www.gofundme.com/savesnopes

You guys! https://www.gofundme.com/savesnopes___

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2017-07-18 12:11:32 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977 - 2017

She died yesterday, a mathematician who had not yet reached the height of her powers: the first Fields medalist from Iran, and also the first woman to win that honor. Here's what I wrote when she won:

As a child in Tehran, she didn't intend to become a mathematician - she just wanted to read every book she could find! She also watched television biographies of famous women like Marie Curie and Helen Keller. She started wanting to do something great... maybe become a writer.

She finished elementary school while the Iran-Iraq war was ending, and took a test that got her into a special middle school for girls. She did poorly in math her first year, and it undermined her confidence. “I lost my interest in math," she said.

But the next year she had a better teacher, and she fell in love with the subject. Shea... more »

Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977 - 2017

She died yesterday, a mathematician who had not yet reached the height of her powers: the first Fields medalist from Iran, and also the first woman to win that honor. Here's what I wrote when she won:

As a child in Tehran, she didn't intend to become a mathematician - she just wanted to read every book she could find! She also watched television biographies of famous women like Marie Curie and Helen Keller. She started wanting to do something great... maybe become a writer.

She finished elementary school while the Iran-Iraq war was ending, and took a test that got her into a special middle school for girls. She did poorly in math her first year, and it undermined her confidence. “I lost my interest in math," she said.

But the next year she had a better teacher, and she fell in love with the subject. She and a friend became the first women on Iranian math Olympiad team. She won a gold medal the first year, and got a perfect score the next year.

After getting finishing her undergraduate work at Sharif University in Tehran in 1999, she went on to grad school at Harvard. There she met Curtis McMullen, a Fields medalist who works on hyperbolic geometry and related topics.

Hyperbolic geometry is about curved surfaces where the angles of a triangle add up to less than 180 degrees, like the surface of a saddle. It's more interesting than Euclidean geometry, or the geometry of a sphere. One reason is that if you have a doughnut-shaped thing with 2 or more holes, there are many ways to give it a hyperbolic geometry where its curvature is the same at each point. These shapes stand at the meeting-point of many roads in math. They are simple enough that we can understand them in amazing detail - yet complicated enough to provoke endless study.

Maryam Mirzakhani took a course from McMullen and started asking him lots of questions. “She had a sort of daring imagination,” he later said. “She would formulate in her mind an imaginary picture of what must be going on, then come to my office and describe it. At the end, she would turn to me and say, ‘Is it right?’ I was always very flattered that she thought I would know.”

Here's a question nobody knew the answer to. If an ant walks on a flat Euclidean plane never turning right or left, it'll move along a straight line and never get back where it started. If it does this on a sphere, it will get back where it started: it will go around a circle. If it does this on a hyperbolic surface, it may or may not get back where it started. If it gets back to where it started, facing the same direction, the curve it moves along is called a closed geodesic.

The ant can go around a closed geodesic over and over. But say we let it go around just once: then we call its path a simple closed geodesic. We can measure the length of this curve. And we can ask: how many simple closed geodesics are there with length less than some number L?

There are always only finitely many - unlike on the sphere, where the ant can march off in any direction and get back where it started after a certain distance. But how many?

In her Ph.D. thesis, Mirzakhani figured out a formula for how many. It's not an exact formula, just an 'asymptotic' one, an approximation that becomes good when L becomes large. She showed the number of simple closed geodesics of length less than L is asymptotic to some number times L to the power 6g-6, where g is the number of holes in your doughnut.

She boiled her proof down to a 29-page argument, which was published in one of the most prestigious math journals:

• Maryam Mirzakhani, Growth of the number of simple closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces, Annals of Mathematics 168 (2008), 97–125, http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v168-n1-p03.pdf.

This is a classic piece of math: simple yet deep. The statement is simple, but the proof uses many branches of math that meet at this crossroads.

What matters is not just knowing that the statement is true: it's the new view of reality you gain by understanding why it's true. I don't understand why this particular result is true, but I know that's how it works. For example, her ideas also gave here a new proof of a conjecture by the physicist Edward Witten, which came up in his work on string theory!

This is just one of the first things Mirzakhani did. She's now a professor at Stanford.

"I don't have any particular recipe," she said. "It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out."

She has a lot left to think about. There are problems she has been thinking about for more than a decade. "And still there’s not much I can do about them," she said.

"I can see that without being excited mathematics can look pointless and cold. The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers."

I got some of my quotes from here:

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140812-a-tenacious-explorer-of-abstract-surfaces/

and some from here:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/13/interview-maryam-mirzakhani-fields-medal-winner-mathematician

They're both good to read. For a mathematically informed obituary, see this by Terry Tao:

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/maryam-mirzakhani/

The animated gif is a clip from this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swLWqlKMl5M

#geometry
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2017-07-12 07:48:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Guys... we can teleport things? WE CAN TELEPORT THINGS !!

Guys... we can teleport things? WE CAN TELEPORT THINGS !!___

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2017-07-11 20:30:56 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Yeah, still being defended in the "so what" column...

Wtaf???

Yeah, still being defended in the "so what" column...

Wtaf???___

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2017-07-11 17:34:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

H/t +Sarah Rios

___H/t +Sarah Rios

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2017-07-11 14:51:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

H/t +Sarah Rios

It's not just about Russia. Bush stood up for the press, too.

"We need an independent media to hold people like me to account,” Bush said. “Power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive. And it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”___H/t +Sarah Rios

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2017-07-11 03:34:08 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Interesting

Interesting___

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2017-07-11 00:33:47 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

🎶 Raking up is hard to do... 🎶

🎶 Raking up is hard to do... 🎶 ___

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2017-07-08 15:49:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

A horrifying reminder that the political climate of our nation is not that of the world. And that our fellow Americans are not our only brothers and sisters.

These mind-blowing photos from Mosul reveal the horror of the Islamic State war___A horrifying reminder that the political climate of our nation is not that of the world. And that our fellow Americans are not our only brothers and sisters.

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2017-07-08 15:40:13 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

One of the things I have found recently is that I have been holding bias toward the parties. I often find myself trying to excuse the actions of the more left-leaning politicians. Because of Trump's presidency and what I expect from my fellow Americans, I have become more critical of both parties and elected officials. I will condemn the immoral, hateful, and harmful actions, no matter the party affiliation and or how often I have agreed with an action in the past. Weighing rights and wrongs is not a reason to overlook the wrongs when you feel there are more rights.

I also have found that while I disagree with many actions in the Trump presidency, I can't completely discredit every action, as some have been for the better. While I struggle with whatever reasoning is behind the decisions he makes, that I support, I will at least acknowledge when something is in agreement with my own ideas... more »

So consider carefully what you think is meant by “honor the king” (1 Peter 2:17). Take as long as you need to work it out. But whatever you come up with, be prepared to apply your conclusions consistently, regardless of which party the current “king” comes from. If you feel that “honoring the king” means we should cut Donald Trump a lot of slack, give him the benefit of the doubt, and help him to succeed, then I hope you did that with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. If, on the other hand, you feel that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama should have been held to a very strict moral standard, then you cannot apply a more lenient standard to Donald Trump without compromising your credibility.

This is a lot of fallout from some ugly controversy in my (very small) circles. +Gary Henry spoke straightforwardly, and was criticized. This is his reasoned defense.

I'm posting this publicly because it needs to be heard.___One of the things I have found recently is that I have been holding bias toward the parties. I often find myself trying to excuse the actions of the more left-leaning politicians. Because of Trump's presidency and what I expect from my fellow Americans, I have become more critical of both parties and elected officials. I will condemn the immoral, hateful, and harmful actions, no matter the party affiliation and or how often I have agreed with an action in the past. Weighing rights and wrongs is not a reason to overlook the wrongs when you feel there are more rights.

I also have found that while I disagree with many actions in the Trump presidency, I can't completely discredit every action, as some have been for the better. While I struggle with whatever reasoning is behind the decisions he makes, that I support, I will at least acknowledge when something is in agreement with my own ideas and opinions on the subject.

Either way, one thing this presidency has taught me, is that party doesn't matter. What matters to me, are the rights of the people, who this, and every administration is hired/elected to serve. And I will support or condemn the actions of any political leader who helps or hurts the rights, livelihood, and liberties of my fellow Americans, regardless of how many times I have agreed with actions in the past, and regardless of party affiliation.

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2017-07-07 22:58:38 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

It is hard to overstate the significance of this agreement between Trump and Putin. "Agreeing not to meddle in each other's domestic affairs" is a code-phrase used by Russia and China for decades - one that every US president has told them to go to hell about.

For those unfamiliar with the term: that includes executing journalists, persecuting people for sexual orientation, race, and religion, and of course, invading other countries, if that land has "historically been a part of (Russia, China, etc)." Putin considers Crimea and eastern Ukraine to be Russian domestic affairs, in much the same way that Xi considers Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to be Chinese domestic affairs.

For decades, Russia and China have been building their own international alliances, both using this as a key selling point. The basic pitch is "Come do business with us; unlike the... more »

It is hard to overstate the significance of this agreement between Trump and Putin. "Agreeing not to meddle in each other's domestic affairs" is a code-phrase used by Russia and China for decades - one that every US president has told them to go to hell about.

For those unfamiliar with the term: that includes executing journalists, persecuting people for sexual orientation, race, and religion, and of course, invading other countries, if that land has "historically been a part of (Russia, China, etc)." Putin considers Crimea and eastern Ukraine to be Russian domestic affairs, in much the same way that Xi considers Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to be Chinese domestic affairs.

For decades, Russia and China have been building their own international alliances, both using this as a key selling point. The basic pitch is "Come do business with us; unlike the Americans, we'll never interfere in your domestic affairs." This doesn't mean "domestic affairs" that might affect local markets, exports, or relations with the controlling country, of course; a country's currency policy is clearly an international matter. It means "you can engage in all the repression and corruption you want; we will in fact bribe you handsomely."

As a result, both countries have been building up "alliances" of dictatorships. Trump has just agreed to the #1 rule of being a member of the Russia Club.

And having joined that club, by implication, we are no longer running our own. Certainly anyone considering joining up with us will now know that we won't really act to protect them from Russian interference - and given that this interference is a major threat for a lot of countries (Russia has been quite expansionist lately, and has no trouble making demands of its clients), this makes the value proposition of an American alliance a lot less compelling. Basically, we have just moved from being a clear leader of the largest alliance of nations in the world, to being a tier-2 member of the dictators' club.

Let nobody say that Trump hasn't achieved anything. I think he just ended the Cold War - with a surrender. ___

2017-06-20 04:08:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Remember to #VoteYourOssoff, GA!

Remember to #VoteYourOssoff, GA!___

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2017-04-03 16:35:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-03-31 21:41:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Meet #GoogleGnome. The smart yard is finally here → goo.gl/c2lC27

Meet #GoogleGnome. The smart yard is finally here → goo.gl/c2lC27___

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2017-03-28 16:36:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Official site for the Rally: http://www.marchforsciencekc.com/

Official site for the Rally: http://www.marchforsciencekc.com/___

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2017-03-19 03:46:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Just a reminder that this is the official tee for the March of Science- Kansas City

[Admin] Unless you're buying your shirt here, your money is going to a for-profit company. Support your march here in KC! (Children's shirts coming soon.) And YES, enough have been ordered that this will be funded.___Just a reminder that this is the official tee for the March of Science- Kansas City

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2017-03-12 03:10:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Ok kids, it's ridiculously stupid how easily we can fix this, so please click the link and follow the directions.

#SaveTheBears

Ok kids, it's ridiculously stupid how easily we can fix this, so please click the link and follow the directions.

#SaveTheBears___

2017-03-10 21:48:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

March for Science - Kansas City
This is the official Kansas City - March for Science event!

WELCOME!

FAQ

The March

In the lovely Washington Square Park, on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day!) we will gather to protest the current administration’s policies by listening to our impressive and ever-growing list of speakers (see below), experiencing various booths and teach-in interactive lessons for children and grownups alike!

When is the March?
Where - Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO 64108
Date - April 22, 2017
Time - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Post-March After Party
Announcement coming March 17! Stay tuned!

Who are you?

Everyone who is organizing this event is a volunteer. They have donated their time and talents. We are incredibly grateful to have an amazing community in Kansas City fromm... more »

March for Science - Kansas City
This is the official Kansas City - March for Science event!

WELCOME!

FAQ

The March

In the lovely Washington Square Park, on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day!) we will gather to protest the current administration’s policies by listening to our impressive and ever-growing list of speakers (see below), experiencing various booths and teach-in interactive lessons for children and grownups alike!

When is the March?
Where - Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO 64108
Date - April 22, 2017
Time - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Post-March After Party
Announcement coming March 17! Stay tuned!

Who are you?

Everyone who is organizing this event is a volunteer. They have donated their time and talents. We are incredibly grateful to have an amazing community in Kansas City from moderators of our social media pages to local business owners who provided us with resources and venues!

The group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412735065725833/

See bios of the KC March for Science Admins below.

What do you stand for?

We want the KC March to be an educational, enjoyable and peaceful gathering of science-loving minds.
We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy-makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

Why aren’t we marching?

We are unable to purchase the permits to be a parade which is the only legal way to walk in the streets, so we decided to focus less on the marching and more on the science itself. We will have teach-ins, educational booths, voter registration booths and interactive activities for children. But if you happen to organize as groups and march in as your signs, there’s nothing we can do to stop you.

Who will be speaking?

We have blocked out 4 hours for speeches. In-between our invited guest speakers, we will invite members of the audience to join us on the stage and share their Why I March story.

Current confirmed speakers (subject to change).

Roy Jansen, PhD - Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Sci Babe - Yvette d’Entremont, http://scibabe.com
Kenneth Peterson, PhD - Director, Center for Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

Where can I donate?

You can donate money to the KC March for Science Chapter at https://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC.

Or buy a shirt here:
https://www.bonfire.com/march-for-science-kansas-city/ (Locally-made shirts to come.)

Why do you need donations?
With support from the National D.C. March for Science organizers and other various Kansas City local organizations (Indivisible, Women’s March) and have assessed the following necessary purchases in order to put on a family friendly, safe and enjoyable event.

We need money to purchase the necessary health and safety equipment (port-o-potties, EMTs, police), city permits, etc.
What will you do with money left over after the organization of the March is done?

All of the leftover donations will go directly back into Kansas City! We intend to divide the remaining funds and donate to local science supporting organizations (TBD).

Can I bring my child?
Of course! This will be a safe environment for children, and we hope they learn something too! Children’s activities are planned.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you may bring your furry science supporters but they are required to be on leash and you must clean up after any messes your pet makes.

Why I March:

Make a sign with the words Why I March and tell us why you’re going to be marching for science! It can be a picture, video, or poem, basically anything you can think of and tweet it at @marchforscienceKC or email it to kcsciencemarch@gmail.com. We will choose the 25 submissions and invite you onto the stage on April 22 and ask you to share your opinion/story. This march is about making our voices heard and we mean to do so!

Administrators:

Jessie Blakeborough works as a virtual college adviser for low-income, underrepresented students across America. In addition to personalized counseling, she also conducts college access-based experiments to analyze successful outreach practices and student behaviors. She has spent several years as a Freelance Journalist in the Kansas City area after graduating with a BSc in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Kansas in 2013. An explorer at heart, Jessie has also lived in Scotland, England, Japan, and South Korea. She currently resides in the KC area with her adorable ginger pup Dobby.

Kenny Lee, PhD, still needs to tell you all about himself. But Jen worked with Kenny at the Stowers Institute and Kenny is now working toward being a high school teacher.

Jennifer Pace has 12 years of research experience in developmental biology. She has worked at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City and the IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, and is currently employed as a Research Associate at KU Med. Her passions are food, wine, animals, and travel, and she currently resides in midtown KC with her two crazy pups, Darwin and Barley.

Why I March: I march to reverse the culture of anti-intellectualism, fear of fact, and censorship of the scientific community.

Ian Shea-Cahir runs social media recruiting and employment experience and YRC Freight outside Kansas City. He spent 13 years as a newspaper journalist and editor, then spent a decade in social media and communications for major universities including UC Davis, the University of Kansas and Princeton University. He is married to an engineer with four children. He loves, soccer, Star Wars and early 1990s Britpop.

Why I march:
My wife is an engineer, as are 6 other members of my family. We live in a world where science is what brings us everything that we value in this world of convenience. As a father with two sons and two daughters, I can only hope that they have the tools and the skills to be able to take the world even farther. Ignoring the value and need for science is contrary to the idea that parents want a better world for their kids. We can't let that happen.___

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2017-03-07 14:25:38 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Science sites ranked!

Science sites ranked!___

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2017-03-02 17:06:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

From Facebook:
[Admin] BOOM! Porta Potties reserved! 35 lovely stalls, 5 ADA stalls and hand-washing stations.

DOUBLE BOOM! Insurance obtained! It's happening, people.

We got a number of donations yesterday. THANK YOU! Now it's time for more. We still need to hit our budget to be able to put on the best event possible.

http://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC

From Facebook:
[Admin] BOOM! Porta Potties reserved! 35 lovely stalls, 5 ADA stalls and hand-washing stations.

DOUBLE BOOM! Insurance obtained! It's happening, people.

We got a number of donations yesterday. THANK YOU! Now it's time for more. We still need to hit our budget to be able to put on the best event possible.

http://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC___

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2017-02-22 15:28:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

[Admin] Unless you're buying your shirt here, your money is going to a for-profit company. Support your march here in KC! (Children's shirts coming soon.) And YES, enough have been ordered that this will be funded.

[Admin] Unless you're buying your shirt here, your money is going to a for-profit company. Support your march here in KC! (Children's shirts coming soon.) And YES, enough have been ordered that this will be funded.___

2017-02-19 00:10:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

From the Facebook page:

[Admin] We had a great meeting this morning! Good things are coming! If you filled out the google doc, expect an email soon. If you didn't and you're seriously interested in volunteering in any capacity, shoot us an email with your interests/talents - kcmarchforscience@gmail.com. If you're interested in having a booth at the teach in (including children's activities) we'll get out a new google doc soon to collect that info.

The city has approved our request to use Washington Square Park (more details coming!) This is where the money drain begins. So please join us for our fundraiser at Up-Down on Monday! We'd love to chat with you and answer questions there.

Tweet tweet tweet! We need you to be tweeting about #marchforsciencekc! Tweet at local politicians, news, and celebrities too!

Thank you so much for your... more »

From the Facebook page:

[Admin] We had a great meeting this morning! Good things are coming! If you filled out the google doc, expect an email soon. If you didn't and you're seriously interested in volunteering in any capacity, shoot us an email with your interests/talents - kcmarchforscience@gmail.com. If you're interested in having a booth at the teach in (including children's activities) we'll get out a new google doc soon to collect that info.

The city has approved our request to use Washington Square Park (more details coming!) This is where the money drain begins. So please join us for our fundraiser at Up-Down on Monday! We'd love to chat with you and answer questions there.

Tweet tweet tweet! We need you to be tweeting about #marchforsciencekc! Tweet at local politicians, news, and celebrities too!

Thank you so much for your patience, your passion, and most of all, for using your minds along with your hearts.___

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2017-02-13 17:22:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

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2017-02-13 01:27:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Oh snap. If you're in or around Orville Dam, get out now. Any where near the Feather River up there. Go now, get in the car and go.

Oh snap. If you're in or around Orville Dam, get out now. Any where near the Feather River up there. Go now, get in the car and go. ___

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2017-02-12 04:05:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

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2017-02-09 19:07:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

[Admin] From DC:

"Good morning! A bit of Merch for Science news:

A Facebook page posing as the Women's March is selling March for Science shirts on teechip (and using promoted ads for them on facebook), claiming to donate all funds to the March for Science. They are not associated with us and have, at this point, probably raised more than $15,000 for their own use. Our official store is at http://store.marchforscience.com/ -- the shirt we sell is identical. We have tried multiple times to have this taken down, but teechip has been unresponsive.

If you were misled to purchase from them thinking that you were supporting the March for Science, we encourage you to reach out to https://teechip.com/contact and ask for a full refund.

We would obviously be thrilled if you choose to purchase the shirt from our site, but that is up to you! We just wanted to notify... more »

[Admin] From DC:

"Good morning! A bit of Merch for Science news:

A Facebook page posing as the Women's March is selling March for Science shirts on teechip (and using promoted ads for them on facebook), claiming to donate all funds to the March for Science. They are not associated with us and have, at this point, probably raised more than $15,000 for their own use. Our official store is at http://store.marchforscience.com/ -- the shirt we sell is identical. We have tried multiple times to have this taken down, but teechip has been unresponsive.

If you were misled to purchase from them thinking that you were supporting the March for Science, we encourage you to reach out to https://teechip.com/contact and ask for a full refund.

We would obviously be thrilled if you choose to purchase the shirt from our site, but that is up to you! We just wanted to notify you of this scam and give you the option to get your money back from whoever it is that is pretending to be a charity."

KC NOTE: They haven't put up individual city shirts yet - locally, we will only profit from our own city shirt.___

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2017-02-03 15:26:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198056343644230/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198056343644230/___

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2017-02-03 15:25:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Update from the Admins at the FB page:

[Admin] WEEKLY UPDATE -- A look at where we are and where the process is. We want this to be transparent as possible, so here we go...

1. We have added a group of moderators to the group. They will be there to help guide conversation, post interesting articles that are germane to the conversation, and keep out any trolls. They will post with [Mod] in the content.

2. We have discussed march routes and reached out to the city and other necessary agencies. We expect some details to be firmed up within the next week to 10 days.

3. We are committed to this being an educational as well as a political (not partisan) event. We are looking at how we can do booths, teach-ins and the like. We will ask your help on this front in the coming days.

4. We are in the process of merging our Twitter account with the other one that... more »

Update from the Admins at the FB page:

[Admin] WEEKLY UPDATE -- A look at where we are and where the process is. We want this to be transparent as possible, so here we go...

1. We have added a group of moderators to the group. They will be there to help guide conversation, post interesting articles that are germane to the conversation, and keep out any trolls. They will post with [Mod] in the content.

2. We have discussed march routes and reached out to the city and other necessary agencies. We expect some details to be firmed up within the next week to 10 days.

3. We are committed to this being an educational as well as a political (not partisan) event. We are looking at how we can do booths, teach-ins and the like. We will ask your help on this front in the coming days.

4. We are in the process of merging our Twitter account with the other one that was created. We will keep both alive for the short term. Follow and tweet @ScienceMarchKC or @ScienceforKC. We also are on Instagram as @ScienceMarchKC. We will be adding Mods for those platforms next week.

5. A REQUEST: Please send us your story. One of the things we want to see on this page is WHY you're marching for science. Post your story with a photo or video! Or send it to us at kcsciencemarch@gmail.com

6. FUNDING UPDATE: We have raised more than $1,250. This is excellent. This will cover the permits we need. However, we are still asking that you donate because we need items such as bathrooms, police presence, stage setups, etc. We have no desire to ask for money, but it's part of the process. Please share the URL: http://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC

7. FINALLY: We have the public page for the event itself. Please share it with all, and invite everyone you know! Our goal is to have at least 2,500 people out there marching. We know we can do it!

We have been overwhelmed by the participation and support. The folks who started this page are just regular people like you. Scientists and people who love science (I horned in later). Show your support, keep the momentum going, and let's show this country what science means to us here in the Heartland.___

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2017-02-02 16:46:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

This was posted late last night so just wanted to report it for anyone who may not have seen it. Thanks all!

The GoFundMe page is up for raising money for the March. This will go toward permits and safety. Any leftover funds will go to a science-base charity.

https://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC___This was posted late last night so just wanted to report it for anyone who may not have seen it. Thanks all!

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2017-02-02 03:35:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The GoFundMe page is up for raising money for the March. This will go toward permits and safety. Any leftover funds will go to a science-base charity.

https://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC

The GoFundMe page is up for raising money for the March. This will go toward permits and safety. Any leftover funds will go to a science-base charity.

https://www.gofundme.com/sciencemarchKC___

2017-02-01 16:38:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The March has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. More details and location to come.

The March has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. More details and location to come.___

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2017-01-31 16:59:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This year marks 50 years since the fatal Apollo 1 fire. We remember its crew and all the members of the NASA family who have lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/2jr09yZ

This year marks 50 years since the fatal Apollo 1 fire. We remember its crew and all the members of the NASA family who have lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/2jr09yZ___

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2017-01-30 17:46:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

From the associated Facebook page an hour ago:

[Admin] Happy Monday everyone!

Updates: We still haven't received a date for the march but are hoping to get more information with regards to that today.

Shout-outs to all who went in support of the protest yesterday at the airport! No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!

As for everyone else, if you haven't already and are interested in jumping into action please fill out the survey we have as the top pinned post on this group. It helps us know who you are and what skills and passions you bring to the table!

In the meantime I hope you're as inspired by David Slack's post as I am. We are the difference and the fight. We are the resistance.

#resist #kcsciencemarch #scienceforthepeople #scienceforall

From the associated Facebook page an hour ago:

[Admin] Happy Monday everyone!

Updates: We still haven't received a date for the march but are hoping to get more information with regards to that today.

Shout-outs to all who went in support of the protest yesterday at the airport! No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!

As for everyone else, if you haven't already and are interested in jumping into action please fill out the survey we have as the top pinned post on this group. It helps us know who you are and what skills and passions you bring to the table!

In the meantime I hope you're as inspired by David Slack's post as I am. We are the difference and the fight. We are the resistance.

#resist #kcsciencemarch #scienceforthepeople #scienceforall___

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2017-01-30 16:41:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-30 16:41:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-30 03:13:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Given recent news, this is a point that's worth making again. It's great to do what you can, as I think everyone should -- especially now -- but pushing yourself past what you're capable of does nothing good.

Given recent news, this is a point that's worth making again. It's great to do what you can, as I think everyone should -- especially now -- but pushing yourself past what you're capable of does nothing good.___

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2017-01-30 03:07:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I cannot even begin to explain how terrifying this is starting to become. What's on the outside is just a piece of the overall picture. And worse, many Americans (myself included through much of this), have no idea what the actual endgame could become. And even worse, some don't care to find out. It's not just about taking care of our own right now, because our own lives and humanity could soon be challenged.

The news continues to develop almost faster than I can type analyses. But I've tried to round up the most critical updates from the past few hours, together with a discussion of what they mean.

The short version is this: we're seeing the formation of an "inner circle" of government, including Trump, Bannon, Miller, Kushner, Priebus, and possibly Flynn and Conway, who have been taking deliberate steps to hobble the ability of all other parts of government – the rest of the Executive branch, Congress, and most especially the courts – from controlling them. Somewhat unexpectedly, they went straight for an attempt to grab extraordinary physical powers over people (yesterday's Muslim ban), rather than trying to boil the frog slowly; in the context of other moves taken over the past week, this starts to look like a coherent strategy.

Power, including the power to execute every one of the things that Trump promised to do during the campaign, is the primary goal; money, in large, untraceable quantities, appears to be the secondary.___I cannot even begin to explain how terrifying this is starting to become. What's on the outside is just a piece of the overall picture. And worse, many Americans (myself included through much of this), have no idea what the actual endgame could become. And even worse, some don't care to find out. It's not just about taking care of our own right now, because our own lives and humanity could soon be challenged.

2017-01-28 15:52:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining the G+ community for the March for Science in Kansas City.

I am NOT on the official committee (I am working with the people who are so it's not a rogue page) so I will either become a part of it, or will hand over control soon to someone who is on the committee. In the meantime I am VERY glad we are getting this page started and I will keep you up to date with information as it becomes available to me.

If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks!

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining the G+ community for the March for Science in Kansas City.

I am NOT on the official committee (I am working with the people who are so it's not a rogue page) so I will either become a part of it, or will hand over control soon to someone who is on the committee. In the meantime I am VERY glad we are getting this page started and I will keep you up to date with information as it becomes available to me.

If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks!___

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2017-01-28 13:08:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Today, Donald Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an order against refugees, and a statement that pointedly didn't mention Jews. It talks about horror inflicted on "innocent people;" it makes no reference to how those people were chosen, or why.

And given the executive order of the day, that omission seems far clearer of a message. Among other things, it bans all refugees for the next 90 days (at which point it may be renewed); bans all Syrian refugees indefinitely; and most significantly, bars all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States, regardless of their visa status, for the next 90 days – the time required for the DHS to make a longer-term decision about this.

To clarify what this means, it means that anyone from one of those countries who is living in the US legally, even as a permanent resident, whowa... more »

Today, Donald Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an order against refugees, and a statement that pointedly didn't mention Jews. It talks about horror inflicted on "innocent people;" it makes no reference to how those people were chosen, or why.

And given the executive order of the day, that omission seems far clearer of a message. Among other things, it bans all refugees for the next 90 days (at which point it may be renewed); bans all Syrian refugees indefinitely; and most significantly, bars all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States, regardless of their visa status, for the next 90 days – the time required for the DHS to make a longer-term decision about this.

To clarify what this means, it means that anyone from one of those countries who is living in the US legally, even as a permanent resident, who was outside the country today cannot return for an as-yet indefinite period. (It may also apply to dual citizens, or to US citizens who were born in those countries; the text of the order is very unclear) I am personally aware of a few hundred people who are directly affected by this, at this stage: people who were out of town for one reason or another and are now separated from their homes and families. From some back-of-the-envelope guessing, I would say that there are at least 5,000 people who were affected today, possibly much more.

Rather impressively, even Dick Cheney described this as "[going] against everything we stand for and believe in."

On the radio today, they were talking about how Muslim communities are concerned about possible "civil rights issues" going forward, but they were rather limited in the concerns they raised. Korematsu is still the law of the land; never overturned, it held that the Japanese internment camps of the 1940's were legitimate exercises of executive power. Those won't happen tomorrow, because there's no extra PR vim in it, and it's still too soon; many people would remember and object. But two years from now, or three, when elections are starting to come up? Internment of nationals of various countries doesn't seem so far-fetched.

After all, Wednesday's orders around building a wall between us and Mexico included provisions to build and staff large detention centers next to them.

And both today's order and Wednesday's instruct the DHS to publish regular reports of crimes committed by immigrants, to remind us all of what we're being protected from. If you haven't read a report like this before, and your German is OK, look up back issues of "Der Jude Kriminell;" I added a scan of one below, although it's grainy.


Oh, the other picture? Those are eyeglasses. You can still see some of that pile at Auschwitz-Birkenau; they didn't keep all of it, they didn't have room. It's next to the giant pile of human hair, and the giant pile of baby shoes.

I just want you to remember what this day remembers.
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2017-01-27 22:44:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

For the afternoon/evening crowd.

Know anyone in Kansas City the loves or cares for science? The March for Science sister march page for Kansas City is now available. Facebook already has almost 5000 people following the march just for Kansas City, and I've been asked to assist in setting up a G+ community for it. I will keep this as updated as possible as new information comes in. Please spread the word. Thank you!___For the afternoon/evening crowd.

2017-01-27 18:49:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Remember to spread the word to your fellow Kansas Citians! I want to see an awesome following here for those who may not use FB for their updates for this march. Thanks all!

Remember to spread the word to your fellow Kansas Citians! I want to see an awesome following here for those who may not use FB for their updates for this march. Thanks all!___

2017-01-27 16:34:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Here is a set of information on what we have right now:

- No date or location is set yet. We're waiting on D.C. to set a date, then we'll set our location.

- We will be in contact with the city.

- Yes! We'll need your help. We're working on committees. We'll need leaders and volunteers. We're getting things organized in preparation for news from D.C., but we're also on a bit of a holding pattern until we have updates.

- ANYONE is welcome. You don't have to be a scientist and this group is totally nonpartisan (we figure people from all over the spectrum will find POTUS' and Congress' actions objectionable, but don't get us wrong - this is very much a response to our new government's actions ). Please refrain from making disparaging remarks about particular parties or groups.

- This page is maintained by... more »

Here is a set of information on what we have right now:

- No date or location is set yet. We're waiting on D.C. to set a date, then we'll set our location.

- We will be in contact with the city.

- Yes! We'll need your help. We're working on committees. We'll need leaders and volunteers. We're getting things organized in preparation for news from D.C., but we're also on a bit of a holding pattern until we have updates.

- ANYONE is welcome. You don't have to be a scientist and this group is totally nonpartisan (we figure people from all over the spectrum will find POTUS' and Congress' actions objectionable, but don't get us wrong - this is very much a response to our new government's actions ). Please refrain from making disparaging remarks about particular parties or groups.

- This page is maintained by just humans with regular jobs trying to do our best. (So far- just me) Constructive criticism is always welcome.

- Speaking of, if you're trying to reach me, please tag me or send me a direct message. I can't see every message that's posted here.

- Don't forget to fill out the document in the pinned post!___

2017-01-27 16:20:29 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Know anyone in Kansas City the loves or cares for science? The March for Science sister march page for Kansas City is now available. Facebook already has almost 5000 people following the march just for Kansas City, and I've been asked to assist in setting up a G+ community for it. I will keep this as updated as possible as new information comes in. Please spread the word. Thank you!

Know anyone in Kansas City the loves or cares for science? The March for Science sister march page for Kansas City is now available. Facebook already has almost 5000 people following the march just for Kansas City, and I've been asked to assist in setting up a G+ community for it. I will keep this as updated as possible as new information comes in. Please spread the word. Thank you!___

2017-01-27 15:34:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

This is a first draft of a non-partisan community space for Kansas City area people who love science and are interested in a sister march to the DC March for Science. We support the dissemination of knowledge, facts, and learning.
The censorship of science is dangerous and unethical.

We will march with the rest of the country when it's time to let the world know that we will be heard. After the march, we will continue to educate and support science in schools, in media, and in every day life.

Stay tuned and pitch in!

*UPDATE* We'll be getting more info from the National chapter, Monday 1/30!
When you join, please fill out the following survey so we can figure out who we all are! https://goo.gl/forms/raYzQx13OxgfWsUn2

Additionally you'll find a poll below. As we begin planning for a sister march in Kansas City, please check all of... more »

This is a first draft of a non-partisan community space for Kansas City area people who love science and are interested in a sister march to the DC March for Science. We support the dissemination of knowledge, facts, and learning.
The censorship of science is dangerous and unethical.

We will march with the rest of the country when it's time to let the world know that we will be heard. After the march, we will continue to educate and support science in schools, in media, and in every day life.

Stay tuned and pitch in!

*UPDATE* We'll be getting more info from the National chapter, Monday 1/30!
When you join, please fill out the following survey so we can figure out who we all are! https://goo.gl/forms/raYzQx13OxgfWsUn2

Additionally you'll find a poll below. As we begin planning for a sister march in Kansas City, please check all of the following skills which you have and would like to contribute! Please feel free to add options we have left out.

The Facebook Page for the Kansas City March for Science can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412735065725833/

The National page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/marchforscience/

Follow: @ScienceMarchDC on twitter (https://twitter.com/ScienceMarchDC)

We will have more sites/ways to connect soon.___

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