One thing thy didn’t mention was that it is a big help to have a low population.
Anyone who’d spent more than fifteen minutes near the man in the days before he’d experienced his first sym…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Weight Loss Surgery and the Unbearable Thinness of Being in the forum General Discussion 20 hours ago
For me, as a fat woman, these were not just breaths of fresh air, but indicators that more might be possible. That people who look like me could find their way into places we weren’t expected and often weren’t welcomed. That people who looked lik…[Read more]
I’m doing as well as can be expected. Obviously, the campaign ending is a personal difficulty for all of us, who were so committed to the ideologies that were represented, and which unfortunately don’t have a lot of other homes in our mainstream political sphere, but…[Read more]
Confederate statues in Birmingham and Richmond. A former slave market in North Carolina. The national headquarters for a Civil War revisionist group.
These were just some of the monuments and…[Read more]
On Sunday, K-pop fan accounts on social media targeted the Dallas Police’s iWatch Dallas app, which allows users to submit videos of alleged crimes. The Dallas police began promoting the app on Twitter during the escalating protests over the police killings of G…[Read more]
eridani started the topic This Tool Makes Blurring Protesters' Faces Incredibly Easy in the forum General Discussion 20 hours ago
“Image Scrubber,” developed by software artist Everest Pipkin, works on both mobile devices and laptops in a web browser, and in Motherboard’s tests can blur an image in a few seconds if needed.
“This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests,” Pipkin writes on the…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Covid-19 has given us the chance to build a low-carbon future in the forum Science and Environment 20 hours ago
The case for rebuilding our economies in line with environmental targets has broad public support. A recent poll from Ipsos Mori shows that 71% of the global population understands that climate change is as at least as serious a crisis as…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Americans Have Long Ignored Iraqis—Now Is the Perfect Time to Connect With Their Stories in the forum Foreign Affairs 20 hours ago
One way Americans can inhabit this crossroads in the weeks and months to come is by reading Iraqi occupation literature — that is, literature by Iraqis about life between 2003 to 2011, when the U.S.-led Coalition Forces o…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Global Protests Erupt in Solidarity With Racial Justice Defenders in US in the forum General Discussion 20 hours ago
People in a number of international cities violated bans on large gatherings over the weekend to show solidarity with protests against police brutality that have exploded in at least 140 cities across the United States.
Political leaders…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Wild new ‘lickable screen’ can synthesize any flavor with gels and electricity in the forum Science and Environment 20 hours ago
Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs famously said about the bulbous and colorful iMac G3 that he wanted a computer that looked good enough to lick. But he probably didn’t mean it quite as literally as Homei Miyashita, a researcher at Japan’s Meiji University. Miyas…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Why no reporting on Flint, Michigan? (letter to the Seattle Times) in the forum General Discussion 20 hours ago
In the city of Flint MI (and alsoa number of smaller cities nationwide), police joined protesters in marching, and the city remained quiet. In Grand Rapids, MI, police responded with force, and all hell broke lose. Do you think that our society could learn a lesson from this?
‘Let’s walk’: Sheriff joins Flint protesters in show of…[Read more]
eridani replied to the topic Cornel West Lights Up CNN With Uncomfortable Truths! – ST in the forum General Discussion 20 hours ago
NERMEEN SHAIKH: Dr. Cornel West, could you respond to what professor Yamahtta Taylor said? You agree that, of course, the murder of George Floyd was a lynching. You’ve also said that h…[Read more]
eridani started the topic With Over 100,000 Dead and Depression-Level Unemployment, Sanders Calls McConnell's Sandbagging of Covid-19 Relief 'Incomprehensible' in the forum All Things Bernie / Our Revolution 1 day ago
“Let’s be clear. We are in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” Sanders declared in a statement on Saturday. “More than 100,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus, 40 million Americans have…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Coronavirus Put Millions Out of Work. A 21st-Century Climate Corps Could Be the Answer. in the forum Science and Environment 1 day ago
The concept is hardly original: Putting jobless Americans back to work with projects that need to be done was the goal of dozens of public works programs that were part of the New Deal of the 1930s,…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control in the forum Science and Environment 1 day ago
Hawaii’s rugged terrain and dense jungle make ants almost impossible for people to eliminate from the ground. Now, scientists are unleashing a new tool: helicopters dropping ant birth control. It’s the first time c…[Read more]
eridani started the topic The universe's 'missing matter' problem has finally been solved in the forum Science and Environment 1 day ago
Macquart, an astronomer at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia, and his team have been searching the cosmos for fast radio bursts, or FRBs, using a huge telescope array in the Australian outback known as the Australian Square…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Fake News About Mark Zuckerberg Goes Viral After Anti-Fact Checking Comments in the forum General Discussion 1 day ago
Now, two satirical articles by websites with Australian domain names are going viral on Facebook, spreading misinformation about Zuckerberg and calling attention to his stance against fact checking by social media companies.
Graduate student workers, who often run labs, assist professors, and even teach their own courses on campus, often receive very low pay, are not guaranteed housing, and do not have benefits such as paid sick leave. As universities enact austerity measures such as…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Bald Eagle Nest With Eggs Spotted in Cape Cod for First Time Since 1905 in the forum Science and Environment 1 day ago
On its website, Mass Wildlife said the population of bald eagles is soaring this season. The birds are currently in the middle of their nesting season, according to CBS News.
The return of bald eagles is a testament…[Read more]
Shelton doesn’t do the Internet, so I can’t post the comic that goes with this.
I’m Fat Freddy’s cat and I’m mean and tough
And I take no guff when I strut my stuff
I’m so ornery and so full of piss
If I don’t like your looks I’ll hit you with this! (hissss—pffftt)
If you see me coming better…[Read more]
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