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I know this is old news, but another post brought this to my attention

I know this is old news, but another post brought this to my attention. The problem was caused by Bad User Interface. A dropdown list with two selections, one for test and one for real. WAY too easy to click the wrong one.
UX matters, dammit.

I've signed up for daily alerts from PushBlack and really like what I'm getting

I've signed up for daily alerts from PushBlack and really like what I'm getting. Here's a great little piece about the Parliament/Funkadelic (P-Funk) mothership. Their shows were amazing, even if you were a jaded rock-n-roller!

I think it is imperative that we figure out the motive for this detention of a LEGAL immigrant

I think it is imperative that we figure out the motive for this detention of a LEGAL immigrant. ICE didn’t pick him up at random; someone directed them.
So the question is: Why? To make people afraid? To strike fear into every legal immigrant everywhere?
The undocumented are already living in fear. People of color are already living in fear. The NY Times reports that many legal immigrants are avoiding health care based on the possibility their medical records will guide ICE to undocumented relatives, so many of them are already living in fear.
So once all immigrants are living in fear, it will be the turn of citizens. First, it will be naturalized citizens. Their status and rights will be challenged and stripped, causing all naturalized citizens to live in fear.
And then it will be the turn of the native born. I anticipate the day when there is a policy launched to remove citizenship and turn selected groups into an American Rohingya.
And then we can all live in fear.

Welp

Welp.... this is super personal and maybe a bit overly honest... but if you really want to know the life cycle of crazy-ultra-motivated entrepreneur, it's on the blog... and it's probably not what you are expecting.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️, AZZA & BURIAL, The Khatib family would wish to inform you of the Janaza for Noura Khatib would be...

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
AZZA & BURIAL
The Khatib family would wish to inform you of the Janaza for Noura Khatib would be tomorrow 30th of January 2018 at Duhar Time 1:15pm at Lakemba followed by the burial at Rookwood Cemetery (New Section)
Aza 1st and 2nd
2 Brussel St, Granville both women and men.
(women at the front and men at the back)
3rd (Talet)
98 Auburn Road, Auburn
Bhanine association
Confirmed for Thursday magrib
At Minya association

'This is what happens when you enter the weird world of modern dating: on one side, you have people (men mainly, but women, too) increasingly getting...

'This is what happens when you enter the weird world of modern dating: on one side, you have people (men mainly, but women, too) increasingly getting their moves from internet porn; and on the other, too many people (women mainly, but also men) still thinking it is more important to be amenable than to be themselves.'

"UK supermarkets generate one million tonnes of plastic packaging a year

"UK supermarkets generate one million tonnes of plastic packaging a year.
Most of this is designed to be used once and then thrown away.
But... there are loads of alternatives to this throwaway plastic.
Last week Iceland announced it’s moving to plastic-free packaging,
and starting by introducing paper and pulp trays and paper bags.
Sign and share to protect our oceans from plastic pollution."

It's widely known the NHS is in crisis due to chronic under-funding

It's widely known the NHS is in crisis due to chronic under-funding.
What is less known is the under-funding is the end of a 20-year plan by the Tories to destroy the NHS and bring in an American-type health system.
This fantastic film explains it all:

#TheQueensCourt Docket 1-29-18 with Dishonorable Judges #TsMadison and #KHIA alright Jurors Report to Jury Duty by using Hashtag #TheQueensCourt on...

#TheQueensCourt Docket 1-29-18 with Dishonorable Judges #TsMadison and #KHIA alright Jurors Report to Jury Duty by using Hashtag #TheQueensCourt on Twitter,Facebook ,Instagram AND YouTube
The call in number is 515 604 9300 access code 982884 Jamail Ban is handling the calls! Remember use hashtag #TheQueensCourt

Guys this is HILARIOUS!! My momma Mary Mackens

Guys this is HILARIOUS!! My momma Mary Mackens
#MissMary is up here spilling All the tea on this podcast! Craig TheWriter Stewart But it’s so honest and real! Take a listen

Girl I’m sorry #Monique has let her husband fuck shit up for her! After investigating deeper into this fiasco

Girl I’m sorry #Monique has let her husband fuck shit up for her! After investigating deeper into this fiasco, #Netflix allegedly was willing to give her 3miilion dollars however she had to audition for them because originally she Allegedly CAME TO THEM to do a deal and they told her they would give her a flat 500,000 pay but was willing to give her 3 million if she auditioned
This why i NEVER jump on that race stuff till i have sorted through the details AND I’ve seen a decline in Monique over the past 11 years since she been with that Nicca

Hey my loves welcome to THE QUEENS COURT Podcast

Hey my loves welcome to THE QUEENS COURT Podcast. Tonite is a ALL NEW AfterShow from Docket 1-22-18 entitled CALL YO SON! We had a ton of callers calling in giving their feed back on the Monique vs Netflix and Tia Kemp vs her Sons Father RICK ROSS! If you missed the actual episode visit us on the web at www.TheQueensCourt.com to watch the full length video directly on our page! Also make sure you are subscribed to our podcast and when you engage in social commentary about us please use the hashtag #TheQueenscourt
Love you and see you next week!!!

Can you please please please sign up for our Thunderclap

Can you please please please sign up for our Thunderclap. All it means is you sign up to have a tweet and FB post on your page about the event. Love you!

SAVE THE DATE MUTHAFUCKERS: Have y'all seen this incredible livestream line up for our Lady Parts Justice telethon! OMG look at all these amazing...

SAVE THE DATE MUTHAFUCKERS: Have y'all seen this incredible livestream line up for our Lady Parts Justice telethon! OMG look at all these amazing people gonna be performing in one show! Plus Mark Hamill doing crafts for auction! i am so excited and honored they are helping us raise funds to defend access to abortion and to help us fight to remove some of the shittiest politicians from office! You can stream it at www.ladypartsjustice.com or watch it right here on FB Live.

#ShoutYourAbortion + BUST Magazine teamed up with seven phenomenal women to bring you Spring 2018's hottest abortion fashions!!! THESE MODELS THO:...

#ShoutYourAbortion + BUST Magazine teamed up with seven phenomenal women to bring you Spring 2018's hottest abortion fashions!!! THESE MODELS THO: Lindy West, Poppy Liu, Kierra Johnson, Alejandra Pablos, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Shannon Perry & Lizz Winstead. Is abortion normal? Definitely. Can it be...glamorous? WHY NOT?
<3 ON NEWSSTANDS 1/30 <3 IN MAILBOXES NOW <3

ALARMED BY THE FULL FRONTAL ASSAULT ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN MISSOURI?, More than 20 dangerous anti-women repro bills have been introduced this...

ALARMED BY THE FULL FRONTAL ASSAULT ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN MISSOURI?
More than 20 dangerous anti-women repro bills have been introduced this session and more on the way.
No longer just a book or a TV series. It's real... right here in MO.
Get your tickets now - www.progresswomen.com.
Featuring Lizz Winstead - co-creator of The Daily Show & founder of Lady Parts Justice & a regular on MSNBC with our favorite docs, our favorite faith leaders and Pamela Merritt with Reproaction and more
SAT, FEB 17th, 10am at The Ethical Society in St. Louis.
Don't be a Silent Handmaid.
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri Gateway Women's Access Fund

Hudson came out to help coach this am!! Thanks Courtney Carson for the

Hudson came out to help coach this am!! Thanks Courtney Carson for the
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Baby Hudson came out to make sure his dad was doing a good enough job with Olivia Wall Douglas #cutestfamily #bosschild #babypayne

Yesterday I was still shaken up by the news that Paul Alan Wolman, my friend from grad school, had died of ALS, Lou Gehrig disease

Yesterday I was still shaken up by the news that Paul Alan Wolman, my friend from grad school, had died of ALS, Lou Gehrig disease. He was this skinny kid from the Bronx--or was it Brooklyn?--who went to Rochester as an undergraduate and there discovered Kit Lasch, Gene Genovese, Herb Gutman, and Marty Sklar.
He came to Northern Illinois University to follow up, as it were, still looking for another island in a blood-dark sea of academic idiocy, and he found us, a rag-tag bunch of dickheads who were trying to grow up by understanding--and lecturing--the remains of the New Left, or vice versa, take it as you will, as if we were the last abolitionists standing.
As I have said elsewhere and many times by now, us maroons looked to Sklar for guidance, leadership, grace, call it what you want. He refused the role. He made us rely on ourselves, as he had always done for himself, by himself.
Paul was perfectly cast as the quiet understudy. He was uncomfortable no matter where he found himself, in a seminar or at a party, and he could explain why, even make you laugh because he knew exactly why he didn't want to be where he was.
He had more words than anybody I ever met, and that's saying a lot. He used them easily, pointedly, sometimes cruelly, but always casually, as if exact reference to Baudelaire or Verlaine or Valery was something a guy just did in the course of getting the job of conversation done, as if, like his brother the carpenter, he had already nailed the studs down and was raising the wall, expecting your help.

I've been arguing with colleagues about inquiries we receive from high school students, mostly via email, regarding some topic we're supposed to have...

I've been arguing with colleagues about inquiries we receive from high school students, mostly via email, regarding some topic we're supposed to have mastered. The students are writing papers, they've been encouraged by their teachers to contact us--what is to be done, in response?
Me, I think, what the hell, tell 'em what you got. But then I don't get as many queries as David Greenberg, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jan Ellen Lewis, or Claire Potter. who regularly participate in workshops and events I've barely heard of. I've been recently invited to conduct a seminar at Rutgers for high school teachers, which is all to the good--mostly mine. But yeah, it can be a pain in the ass.
Still, here's what I wrote at a colleague's page:
I'm with Stuart Gold on this rather than Annette Gordon-Reed or Nell Painter or Jan Ellen Lewis or Herb Sloan. I kind of love the idea that instead of the library or the phone, these kids come directly to what they think is the source. They gather information differently than we did, or were were trained to do. I swear, their brains work differently than ours. I don't (yet) know about better or worse, but I'm certain they're wired differently.
Remember how we used to say that journalism was the first draft of history? Well, things move so fast these days that this kind of inquiry could be the last. In any case, these colleagues are admirable because they're pitching in, doing the unsung work that connects us to high school teachers and their students, who will some day be ours.

Here's the first paragraph of Paul Jorion's preface to the Flammarion translation, by Pierre Vesperini, of my not-so-recent book

Here's the first paragraph of Paul Jorion's preface to the Flammarion translation, by Pierre Vesperini, of my not-so-recent book. That fish in the first sentence and the sulking in the second--if you wanted literal translations--are colloquial expressions meant to encourage readers to forge ahead, not get bogged down in my sticky prose. Jorion mentions that he came to the book by way of my essay for Aeon (thanks again, Sam Haselby), and that when he posted a review of the book (see below) by Madeleine Theodore at his blog, it got more than 200 comments. In ending, he asks, "But what is his message?" That sounds like the right question to me.
Le texte que vous allez lire vous donne la pêche.
J’espère que vous ne bouderez pas votre plaisir à
sa lecture, de la même manière que je n’ai pas
boudé le mien. Je l’ai découvert à la faveur de la
lecture de son introduction publiée dans la revue
américaine Aeon en novembre 2016. Je l’avais lu,
beaucoup ri, et cherché quelqu’un qui, malgré sa
longueur, serait prêt à le traduire pour le Blog de
Paul Jorion. Sa publication en septembre 2017,
suivie en décembre par un compte rendu signé de
Madeleine Théodore, avait suscité plus de deux
cents commentaires.
Mais quel est son message ?