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A few days ago, Taylor Huckaby, manning the Twitter account for BART (the Bay Area Rapid Transit system) during a major outage, got especially candid about the real problems going on and why they were hard to fix. The story, and his tweets, went (deservedly) viral: #ThisIsOurReality  became the hashtag.

Today, he's following up with a short article about the broader realities of running a public transit system, and its real costs and benefits. And by being straightforward and up-front about it, he makes the best possible case for investing in its maintenance. When the $3.5B bond measure he describes comes up this November, I'll be voting for it now.

Sometimes, a bit of simple honesty is worth more than a ton of political campaigning.

Via +Kee Hinckley.
Faced with a flood of complaints during a messy commute, the official Twitter account of BART got frank about the system's woes. ​
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Cannot believe the ignorance of people thinking that lifting weights during pregnancy is a problem. I was doing weighted back squats at 26 weeks, had no idea that the concept was so controversial.
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Pretty much, +Jelena Pjesivac-Grbovic​.
I had to stop at 30 weeks because my body was just like "NO."
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Great album, good for work time concentration.
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Wut?
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Write a program for this group of signs. In FORTRAN.
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One of the most infuriating things about pregnancy is the complete lack of data on common medications and their risks when taken during pregnancy. The data that you get about almost everything is a giant shrug, "This probably isn't terrible, but we really have no idea," leaving you to perform your own risk calculations based on how much you're suffering and the potential side effects of not treating a condition that comes up. Here is a case for why it is unethical not to test drugs on pregnant women.
Traditionally, expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials, but could this practice be doing more harm than good? Emily Anthes investigates.
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"The way that you would give credence or emphasis to one verse as opposed to the other has everything to do with who you are. That’s why they have to sort of constantly go back to this notion of an almost comical lack of sophistication in the conversations that we are having about religion...there’s a shocking inability to understand...that religions are neither peaceful nor violent, neither pluralistic nor misogynistic — people are peaceful, violent, pluralistic, or misogynistic, and you bring to your religion what you yourself already believe."
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Thought-provoking read. I do think it's a bit unfair to ascribe the tendency to interpret text literally to non-believers. When believers in power use literal text to justify public actions, it's only natural for non-believers to develop the habit of looking for inconsistencies in said text. How do you argue against someone citing a reference material you don't agree with? You have to attack their reference material. I do think people get too entrenched in this habit, though, and it makes them just as insufferable as their counterparts.
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This primary is actually making me miss George W. Bush a little bit.
He's back, Amer'ca! Will Ferrell returned to NBC's Saturday Night Live on Saturday to reprise the...
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Me too...I might have said this here before, so I hope I am not repeating myself, but I think for people in 2015, it is hard to remember how triumphal the 1990s were, how inevitable total Westernization seemed to be, and how surprising that made 9/11.

There is a list of statements made by Douglas Coupland in 1995 that would be shocking to people in 1975 (which was a copypasted node on E2, many years ago), One of them was:

"Iranian field hands plan their
days around the satellite
broadcast of a mediocre
American TV show about
lifeguards in bikinis ·"

I think that it was a pretty widespread attitude that most of the Middle East was an area that was almost comically ripe to accept all of the bangles of Western culture. People in the US didn't see them as rivals, as an existential threat, because big sections of the country were more wrapped up in the internal movements of US culture. And even after 9/11, for a long time, there was the idea that this was just a roadbump, and that Westernization was still inevitable. That didn't really start to go away until...the IED campaign of 2006? Or so.

But people have kind of anachronized the whole thing where they are remembering the entire "clash of civilizations" narrative going back further than it does.
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It is 2015 and things like this are still happening whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
 
Scientist disinvited from speaking at conference because of her pregnancy
Researchers expressed outrage on social media, and conference organizer, the European Commission, apologized. http://ow.ly/VvydT
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Nobody should show up for the conference. Cancel all conference hotel reservations. That'll hit the organizers in the pocket book (they have to pay for all unfilled rooms).
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And why the one you chose always seem to move the slowest
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