As usual we have a word in German that perfectly describes what we witnessed tonight.
It's called "Fremdschämen" and it's the vicarious embarrassment you get when you see something so deeply mortifying, you feel embarrassed just watching it.
US net worth + pol
Part of me is extremely angry that so many people have been continually tricked, manipulated, lied to. But whose fault is that? The world is full of con artists, and the vast majority of adults should understand that.
US net worth + pol
For the life of me, I don't understand how so many people continue to vote for this. I know very few people who do so knowingly. I ... continue to fail to understand.
blink. "eat hot chip and lie" makes me... super old I guess. Crazy kids are running amok on those Inter-tubes! https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/eat-hot-chip-and-lie
USA now 9th in deaths per million people
eep. Israel, Chile, Peru, Brazil have passed USA in cases per million people. https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/
Confused about marijuana legality in Nebraska / Iowa. https://www.facebook.com/50shadesofgreencbd/ says they're selling THC "our gummies are 25 mg each and our carts are 85% or 850mg"
ha! Surprised this wasn't a @carami toot :)
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church abuse (FLDS)
oh man... The FLDS... 😢 children growing up in that... awful in so many ways https://omny.fm/shows/unfinished/short-creek-e1-the-why-child?in_playlist=unfinished!podcast
(I was raised in the very loving, not at all gross / destructive / abusive RLDS church.)
The UK's principal of "policing by consent" https://pca.st/episode/503410a5-9388-4810-8b72-434a2e807bdc
covid-19 & cell phone mobility data
Oh interesting. I never noticed the bottom graph before -- Social distancing stats as measured by cell phone mobility data. So in Nebraska apparently we lowered our movement 38% in April. Nowadays we're only down 6% from the "start" of covid. Hit the Compare tab to see all 50 states. (SD was UP 14% in August.) Presumably movement trends seasonally, I don't know what our normative seasonal curve looks like. https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/nebraska?view=social-distancing&tab=trend
White Widow, still making sick jams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zBf2V4SKaY
Nebraska's Poetry Out Loud: Forgetfullness, by Billy Collins
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