@ekansa I hate typing on my tiny screen. "convicted"

Sheesh.

Manafort and Cohen. Both now covicted felons in the same day.

Something to savor.

(9 of n): Sorry to repeat my uncle's vile responses here.

But this whole exchange made something crystal clear to me. We're in a "pre-genocidal" moment.

My uncle has been sufficiently brainwashed to accept any horror or level of violence that right wing media demands that he accepts.

What can we do about this?

(8 of n): The whole exchange with my uncle ended with my response:

I will be happy to discuss abortion (again) elsewhere.

We must put a sharper point on this:

The federal government has sentenced children to an entire lifetime without their parents...

...for a misdemeanor they didn’t commit.

If you want to block me and break off all contact with me, I can't and won't stop you.

Sorry to bother you, but this whole thing is awful beyond words.

Love,
-Eric

(7 of n): My uncle responded with:

"Please stop

What about all the aborted babies that you demonorats enthusiastically cheer to their death

Selective outrage over ILLEGALS

No outrage over babies RIPPED from a womb - give me a break

Please stop

I don't want to hear your pious ranting while demonorats support abortion

Im just going to delete any more from you until you denounce abortion"

(6 of n): I wrote back to my uncle:

Four year old children are being abducted from their families for the misdemeanor crime of being with parents who crossed the border without documentation?

And that justifies destroying these families forever? Many of these children will never be reunited with their families.

Why are you defending this?

(5 of n): My uncle responded with:

Would you like the definition of ILLEGAL?

"Stay in Mexico and there is no problem right?

Cross into USA and get separated.

Simple

Build a huge wall and no separation.

Cross into USA and mega-separation

Simple

They are ILLEGALS

your bama did catch and release - worthless idiot allowed MS 13 in.

Remember all the angle parents - they are permantly separate by ILLEGALS

No more of this leftist propaganda."

(4 of n) My email closed with:

Please don't be complicit in this. I don't want a life time of memories of you erased by "My uncle supported ethic cleansing and the abduction of children". You are better than this.

Love,
-Eric

(3 of n): I wrote back the following:

Trump siezed the children as hostages. The Red Cross is not allowed access to them. Call the Red Cross yourself, or call different offices involved in border control. It is not a lie.

I'm sorry if this bugs you, but crimes against humanity trump politeness. Trump is now calling immigrants an "infestation" of "vermin". That's the kind of propaganda that leads to genocide.

(2 of n): Below is my uncle's response:

"Send shumer a letter to pass legislation to fix the immigration laws.

All shumer does is RESIST.

Where are his ideas?

BUILD THE WALL AND NO MORE PROBLEMS!

Remember Kate Steinly - she died in Pelosi's district.

Did you write to her for the demonorat solution to immigration?

Please stop send me your leftist propganda emails. I don't wish to read your main stream media lies"

(2 of n): Here's what I wrote in an email yesterday. Family members were BCC'd:

Dear Family,

Please call and email your Congress people, especially if you live in "Red" districts. The American Red Cross is being denied access to the children seized at the border. We have no independent assessment of the conditions that the children face.

See:
texastribune.org/2018/06/18/he

These are crimes against humanity. They won't stop at the border if we do not speak out.

Love,
-Eric

(1 of n): I need to vent about an email exchange I had with my 74 year old uncle over throwing children into concentration camps.

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These days, it somehow feels safer archiving research data far from US shores.

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Ack. Coffee isn't working yet. I can't possibly focus enough to "toot" without error. How am I supposed to code?

Ugh. problem.

I'm in that common and annoying situation where someone else's controlled vocabulary doesn't work for my specific/bespoke needs.

I'm suck in the category "other" for "publication_type" in Zenodo.

developers.zenodo.org/#represe

Ah.

That air-raid / emergency siren going off right now in my part of Berkeley is just in a routine test.

But, damn, given our current government, it really sends a chill down my spine.

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