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metoo 

Louis C.K. tells Israeli crowd 'I'd rather be in Auschwitz than New York City' - New York Daily News

"Barf. Just fucking barf. His "apology" was crappy and the joke he made about it at this gig is shit. There are good examples of apologies and contrition (Aziz Ansari comes to mind); Louis CK hasn't even come close. "

nzzl.us/msEGTkM

blogging 

Inequality In The Work Week
The work week was a great progressive triumph. It's also an example of structural inequality.
ideatrash.net/2019/11/103467.h

blogging 

Inequality In The Work Week
The work week was a great progressive triumph. It's also an example of structural inequality.
ideatrash.net/2019/11/103467.h

A small iceberg peeks out from frigid Antarctica waters. The smooth surface of the sea ice indicates that it is topped w/ ample snow. This image was taken during a flight for Operation IceBridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/imag 

Prosperity Theology: Things To NOT Be Thankful For

Prosperity theology is entirely made up of dupes and the greedy who prey upon them. BAR NONE.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

ideatrash.net/2019/11/prosperi

Dad of my gf's kids accused me of putting a "secret" VPN on the ten year old's kid's PC (which I haven't touched before today). Meanwhile, same fartwaffle puts HIS Steam account on there (with MA titles) without telling their mom and gives the kid unfettered and totally unsupervised access to the internet and apps.

Yeah, I'm the most likely suspect here.

Reminder: please do not further the "edgyness" of your argument by using misogynistic, trans- or gayhating, ableist, fat-hating etc. language.

blogging 

16 Quick Movie Reviews!
Sixteen movies! One paragraph reviews! What do you think about these picks and pans?
ideatrash.net/2019/11/16-quick

Reminder: I want to know what songs you want for a movie soundtrack. You don't have to answer every question!

Fill out my survey at stevensaus.com/s/soundtrk

Websites should work without JavaScript. If you disable JavaScript and your site becomes unusable, you need a redesign. It doesn't have to work as well as with JavaScript (if that were the case, you wouldn't use JS at all, right?), but it should still function well enough to read or use.

The world finally has an approved vaccine against Ebola

"Regulators in Europe have granted the world's first approval of a vaccine against Ebola—and health officials are wasting no time in rolling it out."

arstechnica.com/?p=1601141

blogging 

Are We People or Parts?: Chronic Illness and Employer Wellness Programs
The corporate focus on "wellness choices" is a shiny polish on a toxic attitude.
ideatrash.net/2019/11/are-we-p
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RIAA Delists YouTube Rippers From Google Using Rare Anti-Circumvention Notices

"Unlike regular DMCA takedown notices filed with Google, these notices do not appear in Google’s Transparency report. However, Google has acted on them by delisting the homepages of all five platforms from its search results. Other URLs for the platforms still appear, but their homepages are all gone."

torrentfreak.com/riaa-delists-

Sci-Hub & Libgen Blocked By Austrian ISPs Following Elsevier Complaint

"Late last week, Austrian ISP T-Mobile revealed that it had begun blocking several Sci-Hub and Libgen related domains following a supervisory procedure carried out by local telecoms regulator TKK."

torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-libge

YouTube says it can delete your account if you're not 'commercially viable - Mashable

"In its most basic terms: if YouTube isn’t making money off you, the company can delete your account. The platform’s current terms of service do not include this language."

nzzl.us/zPnPsF8

uspol 

Just in time for Veterans Day, Donald Trump Jr compares himself to dead soldiers in his new book

"So he's comparing his monetary sacrifice to dying in armed combat and didn't even lose any money."

boingboing.net/2019/11/11/just

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.