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The amount of credit I am getting for my stumbling, mealy-mouthed French speaks volumes about the low expectations of Anglos when it comes to learning any foreign language at all.

"You Are My Sunshine" has a lesser known, very sad second verse:

"You told me once, dear/
You really loved me/
and no one else could come between
But now you've left me/
And loved another/
You have shattered all my dreams"

Teach that to the kids.

turn of the year thoughts 


uspol (~-) 

uspol (~-) 

fascists that might be in your area, PSA (UK) 

split decisions
still have
an impact
on the workings
of the world


pol adjacent 

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 

More counting of what we have left from spaaaaaaaaace: (I had nothing to do with this one, just think it's cool)

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Algorithmic racism: quick easy request 

Antisemitic gun violence and Parshat Vayera, 3/? 

fax the HHS / us pol 

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 

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