- Strawmanny Questions About Genital Preference, Part One | Thing of Things
“I recently stumbled across this set of questions for trans people about sexual orientation and genital preferences. Since there is nothing I enjoy more than answering strawmanny questions, I decided to help…”
- A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion – The New York Times
This is a really enjoyable article about a 1830 woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai: “Ejiri in Suruga Province.” But what’s really amazing about it, for me, is the format; as you scroll down the article, the view of the print changes, zooming in on details the article is highlighting. An impressive use of web design to improve content.
- The Attack on Voting in the 2020 Elections – The New York Times (And an alternate link.)
“As we approach an election in which the threat of voter fraud is being used as a justification for unprecedented legal and political interventions in our democratic process, it is important to understand what this claim actually represents: It is nothing short of a decades-long disinformation campaign…”
- A man’s journey from dismissing to getting sick and spreading coronavirus – The Washington PostHow a conservative’s covid denial destroyed his family.
- The Supreme Court will hear a case that could destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act – Vox
- Trump’s New Supreme Court Is Coming for the Next Elections
- “Lovers make the easiest marks”: Profile of a romance scammer
- Does Call of Duty Believe in Anything? – YouTube
A 25-minute video about how ridiculous it is to insist, as the creators do, that this hugely successful video game series is “not political.”
- US democracy is broken: How to fix voting rights, elections, the Senate, and the Electoral College – Vox
Humanitarian Camp Raided by Border Patrol and BORTAC, 30+ People Arrested – UNICORN RIOT
Because God forbid that any unauthorized migrant fail to suffer an incredibly awful death. These people would have 100% been on the concentration camp side during the Holocaust, while making similar excuses.
- Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal – The New York Times (Alternate link.)
Who knew Ebay had what was, in effect, a dirty ops team? And an incompetent one, at that.
- Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You — ProPublica
- The Monkeys You Ordered: New Yorker cartoons with literal captions.
- The Mythical Taboo on Race and Intelligence – John P. Jackson, Andrew S. Winston, 2020
“There are two rival explanations for why hereditarian research is not widely accepted outside their small circle of researchers. The first is the banal explanation is that they are not, in fact, producing reliable and empirically robust, scientifically meaningful conclusions; an explanation clearly unacceptable to hereditarians. Thus, they offer their rival explanation: there is an unacceptable political dogma preventing discussing the scientific truth of racial differences.”
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