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sometimes, uh, i think we are harder on problematic women than we are on problematic men

if you keep recursively zipping a file on macOS, does it add a __MACOSX folder every time, and if so, does the zip gradually get bigger and bigger

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Major Brands’ Advertising Dollars Are Funding Fake News

“Low-quality online outlets are siphoning ad money away from quality ones and the audiences they attract...The result is that there has been—and will continue to be—a sharp drop in revenue to quality news publishers. Not only has the increase in disinformation overwhelmed the spread of high-quality information, it has also made quality journalism less financially viable.”
motherjones.com/politics/2019/

A Student at an Oregon Community College Says Instructors Flunked Her for Being a Porn Actress. She's Suing.
 
If being fired for [a leaked topless photo] is a form of gender discrimination, what about harassment based on having done sex work? Gililland’s suit will test whether the law—especially Title IX—protects sex workers from discrimination.

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Business Musings: Patreon, Copyright, And Personal Choice

And here’s another point: Even though the FAQ and Patreon’s home page contradict the rights grab, the grab is in the Terms of Use. The reassurances aren’t.

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Scientists see a bizarre quantum effect in antimatter for the first time

"Scientists have, for the first time, been able to get positrons to interfere with each other in a classic (if I can use that word in this context) quantum mechanics experiment. That’s the first time antimatter has ever been successfully tested this way."

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reproductive rights 

New Bill Would Ban Most Private Insurance Coverage Of

"“Part of that treatment would be removing that embryo from the fallopian tube and reinserting it in the uterus so that is defined as not an abortion under this bill," Becker explains.

“That doesn’t exist in the realm of treatment for ectopic pregnancy," argues says Jaime Miracle [...] "You can’t just re-implant. It’s not a medical thing.""

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uspol 

The White House revoked my press pass. It's not just me - it's curtailing access for all journalists.
 
"It was part of a mass purge of “hard pass” holders after the White House implemented a new standard that designated as unqualified almost the entire White House press corps, including all six of The Post’s White House correspondents."

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How A Hospital Network Might Make Church Law Your Law

A Dayton, Ohio healthcare network uses the beliefs of one (closed) hospital to justify their stance against abortion while simultaneously proving the law is medically unnecessary and politically motivated.

ideatrash.net/2019/05/how-a-ho

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice announced that mail order abortion pills are now available in the U.S. through the Dutch website AidAcess.org.

AidAccess is a private initiative by a committed team of medical doctors and longterm abortion rights activists. The website is supported by a team of English and Spanish-speaking help-desk members. The goal of AidAccess.org is to assist women who don’t have access to locally available abortion services.

aidaccess.org/en/

reproductive rights 

Satanic Temple Says Abortion Laws Violate Its Religious Rights by Promoting Christian Beliefs

"The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against the state of Missouri on religious grounds, arguing that a statute for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies promotes the Christian viewpoint that life begins with conception."
newsweek.com/satanic-temple-sa

uspol 

Trump invokes executive privilege over entire Mueller report

""I can only conclude that the president now seeks to take a wrecking ball to the Constitution of the United States of America," said Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee."
aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/tru

Experts Aren’t Impressed With Google’s New Privacy Tools

"Some critics, however, say Google’s privacy updates sidestep more substantial changes that could threaten its ad-driven business model."
time.com/5585676/google-new-pr

uspol, homophobic 

Meghan McCain’s husband unleashes homophobic rant on ‘untalented piece of sh*t’ Seth Meyers

"...[McCain's husband, Ben] Domenech’s homophobia is not out of place, as his website is known for vicious anti-LGBTQ content. McCain, ironically, recently received a “diversity” award from Harvey Milk’s nephew for LGBTQ allyship."

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uspol, conspiracy 

How QAnon Ruined A Tiny Earth Day Party By Spreading Rumors Of A Jihad

Police dismissed the threats as “not credible,” but the organizers cancelled the event anyway.

“In the current social and political climate, schools and communities must take into consideration matters never before imagined,” the foundation wrote on the event page, calling the cancellation an “abundance of caution.”
talkingpointsmemo.com/news/qan

India's pollution is killing millions, yet it's not a poll agenda

"India's toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017 - 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded that year in the country, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health. The study said more Indians died due to pollution than cancer, tuberculosis, AIDS and diabetes put together."
aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/ind

uspol, reproductive rights 

Georgia Just Criminalized Abortion. Women Who Terminate Their Pregnancies Would Be Subject to Life in Prison.

"In one sweeping provision, it declares that “unborn children are a class of living, distinct person” that deserves “full legal recognition.” Thus, Georgia law must “recognize unborn children as natural persons”—not just for the purposes of abortion, but as a legal rule."

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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.