I’m still surprised at people’s ability to delude themselves to justify their hatred. This phenomenon appears far more common on the right, but
#NeverBernie partisans like this show the left is also capable of deluding themselves to justify their worldview.
Mary Oliver died Thursday, 17 January 2019. It’s worth knowing her. The New Yorker piece below will introduce you to her world and the YouTube video features her reading one of her most popular poems.
I live in the violence and litigation loving United States and have a job that would frown on me getting arrested for fighting or damaging someone’s car, so I try to refrain from putting papers on people’s poorly parked vehicles or otherwise calling them out for being assholes, but I love the idea and support others doing it. My wife is crazy enough to do this and has done even crazier things to ass-hats in the past, and I sometimes worry I’ll have to pick her up from a police station or visit her in the hospital because she really got into it with one of the ass-hats.
Here are some of my favorite bad parking notes.
I’ll add more as I find them. Please feel free to steal these. I stole all of them from other sites, choosing the best version I could find. If you have a new one or a better version of one of these you’d like me to add, please send it my way.
Students at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have created a wrist oximeter that monitors blood oxygen levels and can warn the wearer and others of an impending opioid overdose. Opioids such as heroin depress the central nervous system, including respiration, and an overdose kills by suppressing respiration to the point that a person’s heart and brain dies from insufficient oxygen. The CMU wrist oximeter continuously monitors oxygen levels and when low blood oxygen is detected, it will warn the wearer and can also send a text message to an emergency contact.
The Harm Reduction Coalition has a set of web pages explaining the principles behind an overdose and how the drug Naloxone (Narcan®) works to quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent death by restoring the central nervous system to normal operation and thereby restoring normal respiration.
For those interested in a more in depth exploration of the effect of heroin on mammals (rats are used in this experiment), I found the study Intravenous Heroin Induces Rapid Brain Hypoxia and Hyperglycemia that Precede Brain Metabolic Response helpful.
It’s worth noting that Naloxone is relatively easy to administer (with training available) and can be purchased without a prescription. This Time article has details on the legality and availability of Naloxone. If you’re around someone who uses opioids, having Naloxone available could save their life.
CNN has a brief discussion of how and why to delete Facebook (or not) and why government regulation is the only thing that will change Facebook’s behavior.
Redditor jwords wrote a very insightful comment on this post about a recent Trump atrocity. In it, he provides a concise and reasonable explanation for why Trump won and what motivates his supporters.
You can go to Reddit to see the comment/question jwords is responding to, but I’ll paste it in here to make this an easier read.
KidKilobyte: “Just saw this on his twitter feed and got a pit in my stomach. How can his base tolerate such bad timing and bad taste in what he posts? Other than fringe lunatics, what do educated Trump supporters say about his constant stream of garbage. Why does goosing the economy trump (pun intended) good taste and excuse such an unrelenting stream of garbage from his mouth? And as to the “great” economy, seems the deficit is ballooning and this train is headed for a bridge that is out.”
The Bad Girls Bible is an online guide to sexuality, primarily geared toward women but valuable for men as well. It’s worth a look whether you’re looking to improve some aspect of your sex life, explore sex techniques, or are just curious.
Fire these cops. A suspension and loss of a week’s pay is nothing. They’ve proven they’re unfit for public service. Their continued employment is a statement by their superiors that they accept hatred and white supremacy in their ranks. A non-racist government would go back through their cases and look for evidence of police misconduct.
Found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BB160/status/1041160593313595393