Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rebecca Watson:What the Media Gets Wrong About Children Dying of Gunshots

Shorter Watson: We're not addressing the underlying issues resulting in juvenile gun deaths.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

xkcd does it again: Existence Proof

Existence Proof by xkcd:
Real analysis is way realer than I expected.

Scrolling through these: "Wow, she really nailed it!" [repeat]

Amazing cosplay by Alyson Tabbitha.

My favorite: Vincent Valentine from Final Fantasy VII:

Shaving porcelain greenware for texturing

Does the potter make his own tools? (I suspect so?)
From Colossal

Who you gonna suck up to?

Ophelia Benson's sharp eyes spotted this gem of information:

ProPublica: A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook’s censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions. For instance, Higgins’ incitement to violence passed muster because it targeted a specific sub-group of Muslims — those that are “radicalized” — while Delgado’s post was deleted for attacking whites in general.
Ophelia: "Who ya gonna suck up to? Established power, or rebels?
The question answers itself, doesn’t it."

A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook’s censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions. For instance, Higgins’ incitement to violence passed muster because it targeted a specific sub-group of Muslims — those that are “radicalized” — while Delgado’s post was deleted for attacking whites in general.

The Mark of Cain: Paul Ryan


The Mark of Cain: Mitch McConnell

It's as plain as a pikestaff.

The Bottom Line of a Spreadsheet

I flat-out cannot understand how a person can stare at the bottom line of a spreadsheet and come to the conclusion that denying healthcare for millions of people is a good thing. Such thinking is alien to any humanistic outlook, revealing the mindset of someone inhuman, a true monster. Worse, proponents of this cruel and needless process attempt to cloak it in a twisted form of reason, whipping up mass hysteria among their supporters, fed on mythology and bigotry, who call it patriotism. All concealing the stark fact that someone in power sentenced many, many people to die, all for the sake of ideological revenge against a nation that dared elect a man of color into the White House.

Rebecca Watson:What the Media Gets Wrong About Children Dying of Gunshots

Shorter Watson: We're not addressing the underlying issues resulting in juvenile gun deaths.