So, anybody want to start with, "First they came for the criminal illegal aliens…"?
What could be the problem with less ice in the Arctic? "Tens of thousands of reindeer in Arctic Russia starved to death in 2006 and 2013 because of unusual weather linked to global warming. The same conditions in the first half of November led to both famines, which killed 20,000 deer in 2006 and 61,000 in 2013."
"But the heaviest weight in our (mental load) backpack is the beliefs about ourselves. And when it comes to setting the stage for depression, a 2009 study in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research found there are two biggies that are particularly devious."
College professor's tweet storm on being sent for psychiatric evaluation by police because of statements on burning the American Flag and questioning 2nd Amendment stances. I'm sure this isn't the entire story, but that's still fucking chilling. (Grokked from lots of people, this time from Jim Wright)
"Minibrains are highly organized structures that actually start out as human skin cells. They are then coaxed in the lab to become neural stem cells, then to differentiate into some of the different types of cells found in a real brain." And then researchers can use these minibrains to conduct experiments on development and disease. Vat grown brains (okay, yes, they're very, very mini and aren't considered organized or developed enough to have any consciousness).
"Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity." I'm sure everything will be fine.
"The ('Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men') fliers located at SMU appear to be similar to ones that appeared on the campus of the University of Michigan earlier this year. They were recently spotted again at the University of Oklahoma, according to that school’s student newspaper." Oh look, it's the 1930s again. (Grokked from Jim Wright)
Why a Trump presidency is bad for the gun industry. Gee, it's almost like the NRA and conservatives manufactured anger and fear to sell more guns. I guess they're not concerned about the gun shop jobs.
"According to Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Donald Trump’s Twitter tirades are just his way of kicking back." Well, that makes sense then… if the president-elect were a sociopath that is.
"'The government should not be investigating its citizens simply because they've raised their voices in dissent, whether it's against government or corporate policy,' Hetznecker told The Associated Press on Tuesday." A judge orders FBI, CIA, and NSA to comply with orders to turn over documents relating to any spying on the Philly Occupy movement. This should be interesting.
"'I had never revealed to her any of the things that Donald Trump had done. But she’s five and she hears things in this world. And one of the lowest points was when she came home and asked me what a bimbo was,' (Megyn) Kelly said." Children will listen.
"Vice President-elect Mike Pence has ordered the removal of all lobbyists from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday night." We'll see how true that is, and how long that will last. I expect to hear defenses this weekend that will parse just what the meaning of "lobbyist" is. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)
Tweet of my heart: @O_Waite Have you eaten today? Done something pleasant just for you? Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. You aren't alone. (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horne)