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    Hah.

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    Faux Pelini's commencement address:

    https://theathletic.com/367996/2018/...class-of-2018/
    "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Faux Pelini's commencement address:

    https://theathletic.com/367996/2018/...class-of-2018/
    That was great, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Faux Pelini's commencement address:

    https://theathletic.com/367996/2018/...class-of-2018/
    If a person’s justification for doing something is that he has the “right” to do it — like booing college football players because he bought a ticket to the game — don’t be his friend, because his brain is very small.

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    Looks like there has been lots of pushback on the Bloomberg story.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...cro-apple-hack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Faux Pelini's commencement address:

    https://theathletic.com/367996/2018/...class-of-2018/
    Here's another good explanation: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...r-to-congress/
    Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”

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    More of a random stuff worth watching thing, but the article includes some background of an exonerated man. I was unsure about the 360 degree video at first, but at the end I liked the feel of it.

    http://lonelyleap.com/work/send-me-home

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    Why I'm Leaving the Republican Party:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...-party/572419/

    I left many years ago to become an independent, but this article captures my feelings quite well. I've been trying to figure out how to explain why I can't support either party and this column helped me clarify a few things. Worth reading if you're trying to better understand what's wrong with both current political parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    That's a long but very good essay about today's politics in general and Gingrich in particular. McKay Coppins always does a very nice job of research and writing, even if he was ogling women at Mar a Lago, as Trump insisted later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    That's a long but very good essay about today's politics in general and Gingrich in particular. McKay Coppins always does a very nice job of research and writing, even if he was ogling women at Mar a Lago, as Trump insisted later.

    Agree. He usually has an interesting take on things. I like his writing style.

    I missed the Mar a Lago story. Which one was that?

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    Largest living organism is declining:

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/10/...ds-huge-aspen/

    Has anyone been up there?

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    Asian Americans suit against Ivy League. Interesting stuff.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...xi-BqxNUWUHsQ4
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Agree. He usually has an interesting take on things. I like his writing style.

    I missed the Mar a Lago story. Which one was that?
    It's a great story, and grew out of Coppins' fine 2014 Buzzfeed piece about the Donald that (this will shock you) Trump was greatly offended by and went on the attack. Coppins had followed Trump around, including rides on the private jet and a stay at Mar A Lago, resulting in a less-than-flattering presentation.

    On the eve of Trump's formal nomination two years later, Coppins wrote a funny follow-up piece about the earlier article and Trump's reaction. Given that Coppins (like everyone else on the planet) was highly skeptical of a successful Trump candidacy, the second piece is almost an apology for goading Trump into running.

    Among the funny elements is Trump's typically ham-fisted attack on Coppins, backing up his claim that Coppins was sexually harassing the female employees at Mar a Lago with a statement from one of them: “I don’t know how to say it — he was looking at me like I was yummy,” complained one hostess named "Bianka Pop."

    Read both pieces if you enjoy rips on Trump--Trumpophiles shouldn't bother.

    BTW, at last report, Coppins was a faithful member of the Church, and was serving in the bishopric of my daughter's NYC ward. If you know anything about him, or simply look up his Images on Google, you'll probably not believe Trump's lame accusations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Asian Americans suit against Ivy League. Interesting stuff.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...xi-BqxNUWUHsQ4
    Asian Americans should just identify as being black, hispanic, or, like Liz, Native American...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Asian Americans should just identify as being black, hispanic, or, like Liz, Native American...

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    One of the interesting things (to me at least) in the article was the fact that there are consultants who specialize in making an application sound less Asian.
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    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Thanks for those depressing reads. I had missed those when they ran.

    How I wish the last part of this quote would have remained true:

    The purpose of all this posturing is clear; Trump very badly wants to be taken seriously as a potential political candidate and not be written off as a man-boy who cried wolf. But, at the same time, he plainly has no interest in actually running for office.

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    https://medium.com/s/powertrip/how-i...o-47a44ac3b95a

    Interesting story of an undercover ATF agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    https://medium.com/s/powertrip/how-i...o-47a44ac3b95a

    Interesting story of an undercover ATF agent.
    I don't know how they do it. That would be so scary all the time.

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    Default Palm oil was supposed to save the planet. Instead, it unleashed a catastrophe.

    From the New York Times:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/m...tastrophe.html

    Why biofuels don't reduce carbon emissions nearly as much as claimed. If you don't want to read the whole thing, the first section covers the main points.

    The law of unintended consequences.

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    clack. How does one read a video?
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    Interesting article on the Orangeburg massacre, which I had never heard of. Three black students were killed on campus by state troopers after their protest became unruly. The protest was in part due to a still segregated bowling alley.

    I know little of the civil rights movement, but I was surprised at how late open segregation continued to happen. If you had to guess, what was the last year segregation in the south was still sanctioned?

    https://www.postandcourier.com/news/...240bdda75.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Interesting article on the Orangeburg massacre, which I had never heard of. Three black students were killed on campus by state troopers after their protest became unruly. The protest was in part due to a still segregated bowling alley.

    I know little of the civil rights movement, but I was surprised at how late open segregation continued to happen. If you had to guess, what was the last year segregation in the south was still sanctioned?

    https://www.postandcourier.com/news/...240bdda75.html
    I personally can remember black and white restrooms and drinking fountains. I'm guessing mid to late 60's at the earliest
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    I personally can remember black and white restrooms and drinking fountains. I'm guessing mid to late 60's at the earliest
    This was in 1968. Like I said, I am ignorant of the details of the civil rights movement. I just didn't see it growing up in the west. But I thought that was crazy it happened just a couple of years before I was born.

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    I think I shall become a Rick Steves disciple, SU’s anti-socialism’s rants be damned. This is a really well written article about him:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...vel-world.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I think I shall become a Rick Steves disciple, SU’s anti-socialism’s rants be damned. This is a really well written article about him:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...vel-world.html
    Nice article - I guess I'm a ricknick - I'm always dvr his show.

    I may be small, but I'm slow.

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    This is one of my favorite XKCDs"
    https://xkcd.com/1688/

    The church was getting rid of the old globe they had in there, so I snagged it and brought it to work. Using this I was able to determine that the globe was made in 1952-53.


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    Quick interesting multimedia article about a woman from a Mexican tribe descended from runaway slaves during the Civil War:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...gos/?tid=sm_tw

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    Really good story about Popovich, his love of food and wine, and how that helps his teams:

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...-spurs-dynasty

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