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The Democratic party of Minnesota is running a half-day of training tomorrow for pro-choice Democratic women who are interested in running for office.
And if you're a pro-choice woman in Minnesota, I ask that you go. We need more perspectives in politics than a bunch of old, white guys.
If you don't live in MN, check here for more training locations and events:
Ex-creationist confesses their dishonest debate strategies.
So WEIRD! I looked through that emoji list three times to make sure the atom had actually gone, but after I finally gave up and changed it to something else it reappeared in the list!
William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias:
Big data + private health insurance = game over
I love my job, but sometimes working in an academic/medical library can provide unfortunate reminders that my fellow human beings have weird, and apparently painful predilections: https://octodon.social/media/dufa8bqM6UkvesuNvCY
Another indictment of the American system of public K-12 education?
Very interesting read:
"Why So Many Top Hackers Hail from Russia"
a great article discussing how we perceive time and how that relates to our experiences interacting with user interfaces
"When Neurology Becomes Theology
A neurologist’s perspective on research into consciousness."
"Amazon, Mozilla, Kickstarter, and Reddit Are Staging a Net Neutrality Online Protest"
Just reading this made my palms sweat (but then again, I have some problems with heights):
"Alex Honnold Scales El Capitan Without Ropes, And The Climbing World Reels"
An interesting read:
"What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race"
"Do Stars Fall Quietly into Black Holes?"
Live in a small town in the Pacific NW. Work in a big town in the Pacific NW in an academic library.
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