I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Linkee-poo specifically asked for French hens

"… NBC News reported that the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey sent letters to more than 3,700 patients… According to the letter… an investigation by the New Jersey Department found that HealthPlus staff often failed to properly sterilize surgical tools between uses or otherwise neglected infection control procedures, raising the risk that patients could have gotten bloodborne infections." JFC peoples. There are safeguards for this kind of thing. This is just sloppy work (or an attempt to keep costs down to maximize profits).

"(Mike Pompeo), America's chief diplomat, said 'We will continue to fight these battles, it is a never ending struggle... until the Rapture.' Holy shit." (Grokked from Jim Wright)

Why is asking a citizenship question on the census a bad idea? "'The most important single source of information prior to the evacuation was the 1940 Census of Population,' wrote U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John DeWitt, who advocated for and directed the mass removal of Japanese-Americans from the West Coast, in a 1943 report for the War Department." I worked for the 2010 Census and I can tell you this this reverberates through the organization. They took great pains to say they will never share unanonymized or unaggregated information ever again. This is a wound that is still bleeding. One way to make sure it doesn't happen again is to not collect information that could be used against the people being surveyed.

He look, our president finally visited troops in a combat zone. Well, good for him. I mean the worst thing that can happen are jokes about his bone spurs (which was a recent NYTs article, which might have spurred the trip… intentional). :: puts finger to ear :: Oh FFS. "President Donald Trump and the White House communications team revealed that a U.S. Navy SEAL team was deployed to Iraq after the president secretly traveled to the region to meet with American forces serving in a combat zone for the first time since being elected to office." (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

"Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, incorrectly claimed on his resume and on government documents that he was named an Academic All-American… Kowal told the newspaper that Whitaker was actually a '1992 GTE District VII Academic All-District selection.' She added that the organization was less organized in the 1990s and that 'people over time use terms interchangeably and innocently.'" Ah yeah, nope. (Grokked from Michele)

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