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Donate here to help victims of the Turkey/Syria quake.
It's tough being a snowman.
Eventually the cats got tired of this bullshit.
Syzygy, chatbot, Cylons, and harvesting that isn't.
He's so fashionable.
They struggle to operate unfamiliar technology.
There's such a thing as too slow for lunch.
See juggling from overhead.
Lady M has some spooky valentines.
Unusual balcony concept.
We're safe here because it's so dangerous.
Nice visualization here of Nena Kerner's 99 Luftballons song.
Find the owls.
He cleans up after litterbugs.
Hell has pretty decent music, apparently.
A graphic novel recalls life in Beirut during the years of religious war.
Quick action saved the puppies.
Ride the cable cars of Iztapalapa, Mexico.
Ancient Greco-Roman statues were painted, but not how you probably think.
Introverts have better brains.
Striking astronomy photos here.
JRR Tolkien now has a frog named after him.
Hackwhackers observes Darwin Day.
Pompeii has a lot to teach us.
Explore space through NASA's Eyes (found via Miss Cellania).
Graphs illustrate a century of profound change.
Stay out of that jacuzzi.
See how many satellites there are.
Some autistic behaviors are harmless.
It's a book for kids.
$9.28 for seventy hours of work.
What kind of man goes around hurting little girls?
An atheist explains why she supports the death penalty (scroll down to Athenawasamerf).
This nutball claims the Turkish earthquake was divine punishment for the Grammy awards. No, really.
Some interesting quotes from Karl Marx here.
The Portland area is planning to impose freeway tolls. This is going to be a mess, pushing a lot of commuter traffic onto regular streets.
Submitting to fake pronouns and Orwellian redefinitions of words starts you down a dangerous slippery slope.
Wean yourself away from doing everything via smartphone.
Some don't observe Valentine's Day.
78% of voters support the Sanders-Warren plan to strengthen Social Security, including 72% of Republican voters. It should be possible to pass this.
The Supreme Court is about to hear a case that could increase internet censorship by making platforms (like YouTube) liable, in certain cases, for content posted by their users. If the ruling is really bad, it could force a lot of content onto platforms based outside the US.
Elon Musk's fragile ego just keeps getting funnier.
Fox News stars and execs knew the rigged/stolen election stuff was bullshit, even as they kept pushing it. Lies have consequences (found via Hackwhackers).
Looks like somebody got fed up with assholes blocking traffic.
Unionization is rising, but millions who want to join a union still can't.
Taking away words is a tactic to restrict thinking.
The total state extends its tentacles -- Virginia is opening the way for police to seize information on women's menstrual cycles.
It very much matters who the next labor secretary will be.
Religion promotes abuse.
Political influence corrupts universities.
Deregulation and corruption played a role in the Ohio rail disaster. More details here. Buttigieg has been scandalously passive. The administration needs to act but is bogged down in bureaucratic fiddle-faddling and excuse-making -- but don't expect Republicans to do anything constructive. The affected area is starting to look like an American Chernobyl; people and animals are already suffering health effects.
Dragging work-from-home employees back to the office is causing a drop in productivity. What did they expect, with the stress and wasted time of commuting added to the burdens of work?
Covid death rates are still substantially higher in Republican areas due to lower vaccination rates.
A new book is coming out about the Tavistock scandal.
Tesla is firing workers for trying to unionize. Starbucks has just been given a federal order to stop doing the same.
A racist attack on children in Ohio is being ignored by the media.
Healthcare pricing is a scam.
Kroger stands accused of widespread wage theft.
Republicans have a long history of attacks on Social Security and Medicare. Even Rick Scott is now backing down in the face of mass public uproar, but given the party's history, we'd be fools to trust him.
Is it really a surprise when Christians express hate?
Here's an early look at the 2024 Electoral College.
Richard Dawkins takes a stand against Newspeak.
The country is finally pushing back against election-denialist bullshit and threats.
Rent inflation is out of control; the market is not working and the government won't act.
If you're worried about presidential family corruption, focus on Jared Kushner.
An ex-employee's recent exposé of a pediatric gender clinic in Missouri has provoked an official investigation.
Lamar Johnson spent almost thirty years in prison for a crime that he almost certainly didn't commit.
Half of Republicans are sympathetic to Christian nationalism.
Hiring managers are getting a dose of their own medicine.
Trump hired an independent research firm to seek evidence of fraud in the 2020 election. When they found none, he suppressed the results.
"Wright watched as the man tried to peer under the stall and into the one her daughter was using....." Now guess who got threatened with arrest.
Canada has a new official religion, and heresy will be punished.
Rent inflation is driving the non-wealthy out of London.
Britain is a lot less racist than many countries.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon leaves office as an utter failure, ending a shameful career.
All across France, resistance to president Macron's scheme to raise the retirement age continues.
Hundreds of thousands marched in Madrid this week against health care privatization.
Europe has easily shrugged off Putin's energy embargo.
The tiny nation of Estonia is going all out to help Ukraine.
Here's where some of the weapons for Ukraine have come from (found via Hackwhackers).
Apparently chronic dongwilt is a growing problem in Russia.
The Putin regime has abducted over six thousand Ukrainian children and is holding them in camps to Russianize them. Russia's atrocities in Ukraine are systematic crimes against humanity.
Why is an oil company building its own private army?
A medical college in Columbia endorsed using comatose women to gestate fetuses, then backed down after a public backlash.
Overcoming long-standing divisions, Iran unites against the theocracy.
Here's what it's like being an ex-Muslim in Egypt.
The tinpot gangster-regime in Beijing begs the West not to utterly humiliate the tinpot gangster-regime in Moscow. Sorry, but Putin needs to be made an example of, to deter other potential aggressors. Any concessions to Russia will just mean more of the same. Putin is already trying to subvert and destabilize yet another country.
Inter-religious marriage is still controversial in India, apparently.
The Chinese regime is cutting health insurance for the masses, while the elite continues to get full coverage.
The regime is exploiting the Turkish earthquake for propaganda purposes.
The Afghan Taliban have banned contraception. Afghanistan has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.
More links at WAHF and Elder of Ziyon.
My own posts this week: a video on dating, the "exhausted majority" in politics, and an image round-up.
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Today marks eighty days since railway workers were robbed of their right to strike for paid sick leave. Issue the executive order, Biden!