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"The upper class: keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class: pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there...just to scare the shit out of the middle class."
~George Carlin

#Economy #Capitalism #EconomicSystem #ModernSociety #GeorgeCarlin 
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@gravbeast @EwaSR so good - although I had to explain about Ackbar's catchphrase & Ted Cruz to colleagues for them to 'get' the joke. Markus Sagebiel · 4h4 hours ago. Markus Sagebiel @msgbi. @gravbeast @NewYorker @charles_consult @N8rB3rt @MTaege. John Harris. 4h4 hours ago ...
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Yes, this is what I have been hoping to find time to say, and am very grateful to +A.V. Flox for doing it so eloquently and well.

"There has been much talk about "open marriage" and "open relationships" in recent years, with some even paradoxically dubbing non-monogamy 'the new monogamy.' In this open-marriage conception of non-monogamous relationships, there is still a central, committed (often legally married) couple, who allow one another to engage in purely sexual (or at least quite casual) outside relationships. Generally, any discussion about the benefits of such practice revolves around how it strengthens and/or reinvigorates the central couple in question. I want to be perfectly clear that I don't see anything wrong with strictly sexual non-monogamy so long as it's genuinely fulfilling and consensual for all involved, including the outside partners. But for those of us living in polyamorous families, it can be incredibly frustrating when people use those concepts of open marriage to make assumptions about the structure of our relationships."

Thank you, +A.V. Flox.

#nonmonogamy #polyamory
 
There has been much talk about "open marriage" and "open relationships" in recent years, with some even paradoxically dubbing non-monogamy "the new monogamy." In this open-marriage conception of non-monogamous relationships, there is still a central, committed (often legally married) couple, who allow one another to engage in purely sexual (or at least quite casual) outside relationships. Generally, any discussion about the benefits of such practice revolves around how it strengthens and/or reinvigorates the central couple in question. I want to be perfectly clear that I don't see anything wrong with strictly sexual non-monogamy so long as it's genuinely fulfilling and consensual for all involved, including the outside partners. But for those of us living in polyamorous families, it can be incredibly frustrating when people use those concepts of open marriage to make assumptions about the structure of our relationships.

Because we live in such a monogamy-centered society, it makes sense that many people can only conceive of non-monogamy in what ultimately still amounts to monogamous terms. There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word "polyamory," by definition, means loving more than one. Many of us have deeply committed relationships with more than one partner, with no hierarchy among them and no core "couple" at the heart of it all. To me, this notion that there must be one more important relationship, one true love, feels a lot like people looking at same-sex couples and thinking that one person must be the "man" in the relationship and the other must be the "woman." After all, both of these misunderstandings result from people trying to graft their normative conceptions of love and relationships onto people who are partnering in non-normative ways. It seems that it is somewhat easy for many people to acknowledge that humans are capable of loving one person and still enjoying sex with others (assuming, of course, that the terms of their relationship make such behavior acceptable). But it is much harder for people to think outside the fairy-tale notion of "the one" and imagine that it might be possible to actually romantically love more than one person simultaneously.

The unfortunate result of this is that, for those of us in more than one serious and meaningful relationship, the world around us insists on viewing one of those relationships as less valid than the other, especially when one relationship happens to predate others. I have been with my husband for 17 years, legally married for 11. But I am also deeply in love with and committed to my boyfriend of two and a half years, and it hurts that people make assumptions about that relationship simply being something frivolous and recreational outside my marriage.


Over the past few years, polyamory has become a more widely known term and practice. And perhaps inevitably, certain misconceptions and misunderstandings about what "polyamory" means have become wi...
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US government deal would also require polce to record all actions with body cameras, after report found questionable policing practices in Missouri city
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Has it really been 30 years since the first meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force? So it seems.

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The IETF turns 30! As we work on the day-to-day tasks needed to make the Internet work better, or even as we look back over last year and gaze ahead to the year to come, from time-to-time it is useful to consider our work on timescales that are a bit larger. This week marks the 30th anniversary ...
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I am just going to have to scrape together enough money to get a Tesla.

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Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 
- First baby step in Tesla Summon capability now downloading over-the-air with V7.1
- Tap your phone or key and your car will open the garage door, exit, close the door and come to you. Will do same in reverse for unsummon.
-  In ~2 years, summon should work anywhere connected by land & not blocked by borders, eg you're in LA and the car is in NY
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/686277508212330496
Last Fall, Tesla Version 7.0 software introduced a range of new Autopilot active safety and convenience features to give you more confidence behind the wheel, increase your safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable. The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software continues our improvements to self-driving technology. This release expands Autopilot functionality and introduces the first iteration of Summon.
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I agree with +Jonah Safar that I'd want to see more before having an opinion.
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There is so so much they don't teach in American History class.

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#BAMF for #BlackHistoryMonth  Now THIS is a cat I'd love to see a biopic about!

From Wikipedia: As a politician, Smalls authored state legislation providing for South Carolina to have the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, and founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.
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Chris Savage: “This finger-pointing at local officials is quite laughable, quite frankly, because these people really had no power.”

#ft #blacklivesmatter #flint

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MP3 Link. ******. JANINE JACKSON: Representing some of the insult added to the grievous injury inflicted on the people of Flint, Michigan, whose water was poisoned with lead: a video explaining how to install a lead-reducing filter that pointed out that those filters were distributed “at no ...
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An epic poem involving battles, sunlight, sibling rivalry and, of course, kittens. With pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/01/28/the-battle-of-the-scamperbeasts-an-epic-poem-translated-from-the-cat-tongue/
Once upon a time. There was a kitten on a stairwell. Basking in the light of the sun. As kittens are known to do. And all was peaceful in the land of kittens. Or so it seemed. But then another kitten. Jealous of her sister's place in the light. Decided that the light should be hers alone ...
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The Challenger disaster was 30 years ago this week. I was living in (at that time, West) Germany, and as an ex-pat, it affected me deeply. As others have said, it was one of those "where were you moments."

As both an engineer and engineer's son, I am very aware that that was a tragedy that could have been averted. Some six months earlier, a courageous engineer wrote to his VP with a very specific warning about this very problem.

"Just 73 seconds after launch on January 28th, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle broke apart over the coast of Florida and ended the lives of all seven crew members. A subsequent investigation determined that an O-ring failure on one of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters, coupled with extremely cold weather around the time of launch, caused the accident. 6 months prior to the launch, the following memo was sent by Roger Boisjoly — an engineer working at Morton Thiokol, the manufacturers of the solid rocket boosters — to the company's Vice President, in which he predicted the problem and warned of a potential 'catastrophe of the highest order.'"

Great website. I am indebted to a friend for this reference.

#ft #tdih #challenger #engineering #risks #nasa #tragedy
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.
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I felt like this was the "where were you" moment for my generation who were too young or born after Kennedy's assassination.  Then other things happened, and it was kind of eclipsed, but it's still one of those moments.  I had the day off school, and was at my grandmother's house when the news interrupted whatever game show or soap opera my grandmother was watching.
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Mind. Blown.

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Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe’s Foundation

In 2012, Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph, both physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia, laid out a procedure to encrypt data so that it can be decrypted only at a specific moment in the future. Their scheme exploits quantum entanglement, a phenomenon in which particles or points in a field, such as the electromagnetic field, shed their separate identities and assume a shared existence, their properties becoming correlated with one another’s. Normally physicists think of these correlations as spanning space, linking far-flung locations in a phenomenon that Albert Einstein famously described as “spooky action at a distance.” But a growing body of research is investigating how these correlations can span time as well. What happens now can be correlated with what happens later, in ways that elude a simple mechanistic explanation. In effect, you can have spooky action at a delay.
Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links—not space-time—constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.
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Sanders draws 20k people and hardly anybody notices, but Trump draws 8k people, in the same venue, and the WaPo goes nuts.

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The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is gobsmacked, apparently. “This Crowd Shot From Donald Trump's Massachusetts Rally Is Absolutely Mind-Boggling,” the headline over Cillizza's The Fix blog post reads (12/5/16), highlighting a photo that Post correspondent Jenna Johnson posted on Twitter: ...
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Makes sense to me. Bernie is worth seeing and hearing. Trump is not, so for him to get anyone is amazing. 
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