here's a fox thinking white sheets are snow
uspol (~-) Show more
On balance, yesterday's election result is still getting me down.
Don't get me wrong: there are plenty of bright spots. And it's a relief to even have some nuance to discuss. But it's nothing like the kind of decisive repudiation of P45 and his racist politics that I wanted to see. And he'll still get to install whoever he likes if another Supreme Court seat opens up. And we still aren't getting a carbon tax here. And so on....
fascists that might be in your area, PSA (UK) Show more
Btw, if you see groups like Generation Identity, EDL and the like perform any action in your area (like activism, stickering, reading groups, etc.) Take a picture and drop Hope Not Hate an email. They are an anti-fascist organisation that likes to keep tabs on what these people are up to and the more data points, the better!
I gave them evidence of GI stickers in my neighbourhood a few months ago and they appreciated it!
Me just now:
* Brews tea
* Brings teapot and mug to desk
* Takes basket out of teapot and puts it on a saucer
* [oops what was supposed to go here?]
* Attempts to sip a cold mugful of air.
help uspol Show more
I have a personal favor to ask of you netizens.
This is the last time I'll ask.
If you are refraining from voting tomorrow, please don't. We're going to need each and every one of you to stop the bleeding from the massive headwound that is the Trump administration.
I know the options may not be what you wish they were, but as a favor to me, if you could spare it, please do.
More counting of what we have left from spaaaaaaaaace: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46046264 (I had nothing to do with this one, just think it's cool)
🛰️ 🐋 🌏 💙
Algorithmic racism: quick easy request Show more
Thanks, friends. I am reassured to learn from a bunch of you that this isn't a US- or world-wide issue. Either Siri has profiled me as potential fodder for Jews for Jesus (lol), or more likely I'd already searched for them at some previous time in this phone's life, because they creep me out so much and... well... I've been feeling a lot of identity threat this year.
Antisemitic gun violence and Parshat Vayera, 3/? Show more
How many people in how many communities are talking about this week’s torah portion, Vayera, and don’t know, yet, about the shooting? How many panicked phone calls are waiting until havdalah?
fax the HHS / us pol Show more
You can find the fax number o your regional office of the civil rights division of the Department of Health and Human Services here: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/about-us/contact-us/index.html
Faxing or sending snail mail is better than emailing because it leaves physical traces and it can be seen piling up.
You can fax them for free by uploading a pdf to https://faxzero.com/
Here's a great demonstration of the value of randomised controlled trials and the limits of observational studies:
It also shows no benefit from workplace wellness programs. In an ideal world this would make them mostly go away, but I fear capitalism's ability to cause the worst possible outcome from any given thing. In this instance, I could easily see employers responding to this data by finding excuses to lay off employees who don't sign up.
Fundraising appeal Show more
Hey weirdos! There are 6 days left to donate to the giving project I'm working on (thread up from this toot for context). If you are moved to contribute, the easiest way is to go to https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SocialJusticeFund/donate.html and put "Criminal Justice 2018" in the giving project designation, and my name in the comment box.
This will be my last nag about it, and as always @ me if you have any questions about the project.
uspol, techpol, Microsoft, concentration camps Show more
US to withdraw from UN Human Rights body Show more
A US withdrawal from the #UN #HumanRights Council is said to be imminent. A strong defense of Human Rights is inconsistent with US policy goals https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-usa/u-s-expected-to-retreat-from-main-u-n-rights-forum-activists-diplomats-idUSKBN1JA2ZA?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29