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Like you I've been running into a lot of historical revanchism concerning the Confederate Flag, the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the Southern Strategy. Easily disproven but still embraced by racists. 

Here's another kind of racism that is suffering from the whitewash of politically motivated historical revisions proved wrong by an eighth grader in high style. Worth reading every word of the article. 

via +Robyn Miller 
 
It took an eighth grader to counter the growing belief that "no Irish need apply" was a myth.
The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong.
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Most restaurants should offer something like this: an affordable meal option that is offered free to those in need. It could be a basic pizza slice, a bean/rice burrito, a rice bowl with tofu, rice/dahl/raita or whatever the base option is for the cuisine offered. If needed they could limit it: "we serve 20/day and we've done 18; check the pizza place down the block."

Really, the government should fund this kind of program via SNAP or Social Security. I know people who really can't cook for themselves due to one sort of disability or another. Or people who shouldn't cook for themselves because they forget to turn the damn stove off: me when my chronic pain is flaring up. Then there are people who simply need an excuse to leave the house every day like my elderly uncle. 
 
I was just ordering from a local restaurant here in Seattle called Chaco Canyon, and stumbled onto this nice little surprise in their menu:

The Community Bowl
Suggested Donation $8
The bowl with the goal to provide nutrient dense foods to everyone. Brown rice, black beans, mixed vegetables, garlic tahini sauce, spiced sunflower seeds with choice of orange or banana. Payment is determined by you; we accept any amount you can offer. All profits collected from this bowl are given back to the community by way of free meals, or donations to local food banks. limit of one free community bowl per day.

When businesses do things like this, I think it deserves to be recognized. This is a company that knows it's part of a greater community. 

http://chacocanyoncafe.com/

#stakeholders  
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I wouldn't mind throwing in a few extra dollars on a meal out towards a program like this.  I mean if you think about it, a busy, popular place could pay for a bunch of meals at just one dollar donation per patron.

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Needs a big slice of "you are asleep at 3 am and the smoke detector is feeling lonely." 
 
The only problem with this chart is the amount of orange.
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Just bought new smoke detectors today. They are supposed to be "smarter" about cooking mishaps than the old ones. We'll see.

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+John Scalzi installs Windows 10. Its final form will soon be upon us.
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When you point out that republican, Southern, States are the poorest in the nation measured by median income the standard republican response is to attack cities notable for having large black populations. 

This demonstrates why the conservative argument is bullshit. Cities that attempt to make effective laws are overruled by government at the state level. 
 
Texas Supreme Court Suspends Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the city of Houston must either repeal their city’s equal rights ordinance or put it to a vote on the November 2015 ballot. The July 24th ruling overturns a lower trial court ruling in April, that found that opponents of the Houston ordinance did not gather enough valid signatures to put a measure on the ballot to repeal the law.The trial court found that opponents of the law had gathered just 16, 684 valid signatures, putting them over 500 signatures short of the 17,249 required.

#Houston #EqualRights  #Texass
The Texas Supreme Court argued that "The legislative power reserved to the people of Houston is not being honored."
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Climate change deniers just got a kick in the teeth. In case anybody claims there has been no global warming since 1998 show them this. There has been an enormous amount of arctic warming since 2006 and that warming will trigger the release of massive new sources of greenhouse gasses as permafrost and methane clathrates thaw. 

Image source: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/arctic.sea.ice.interactive.html

#climatechange   #ArcticIceWatch  
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+Kimberly Chapman It's useful to remember that we are never trying to convince deniers but shore up lurkers. Sad as it may be there really are people who think that if we're not willing to defend our arguments they can't be worthwhile: and they get to vote. 

Until we can fine and/or jail climate change deniers for harmful frauds/crimes against humanity we'll have to continue to push back against them. Just like we're still pushing back on deniers of evolution and racism. 

Sad as it may be it seems that it takes centuries to kill a bad idea. 

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A true gentle man, kind, helpful, caring and a scholar. He will be missed. 
 
Rest In Peace dear Kent, you will be greatly missed.

It is with great sadness that I can inform you that
+Kent Oldhøj
the father of my sisters two children, is dead.
Kent was a loving father, and his very early death is a great loss for his children, and for my sister.
I have known Kent for many years, and I have always appreciated his company. Kent was highly intelligent and very knowledgeable, and therefore a great communicator, something many of us have benefited from, here on Google+ 

The funeral takes place the 4th of August at 10 am
Allehelgens Kirke 
Ungarnsgade 43, Amagerbro
2300 København S.

Fell free to share this, I find that it is important that his cirkles is getting this information.
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This is a great demonstration of a small, modular, home composting system suitable for apartments and patio gardens. Be sure to watch the video. 
 
My Indoor Composting Small Leave It Pot( 24x19x30 inches) from http://dailydump.org is almost full of my homemade compost ready to use for my season starting August 2015 here in Mumbai, India.

I use this leave it pot to transfer cooled down or almost ready compost from the 3 tier active composting systems( also called kambhas) that you see lined up in the corner, so that I have ample free pots to add fresh scraps and brown ingredients .

Here is a link to the video on how I use these terracotta pots to compost indoors in my apartment in Mumbai city.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmd5dGU913A

#indoorcomposter   #recyling   #kitchenwastecomposter   #leaveitcomposter   #dailydump   #kambhacomposter   #compostinginapartment   #leaveitpot   #compostathome   #citycomposting   #recyclewastesathome  #indoorcompostingsystem 
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I love street theatre. Yeah, I'm that guy. 

via +Suzanne Catty 
 
I would have done it in a heartbeat.
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that's hysterical!

on the other hand . . .


Just Like Shoes

When people don't act normal
it can really jar the nerves
Especially if you're nervous . . .

Just like your shoes
when your shoes are on your feet
you barely ever notice

But get a stone down in your sock
you notice
bet you even stop

to set it straight.

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Neo-confederates driving round with the roads blocked off still manage to run into each other. Language NSFW. Goodies at 1:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ygSGRyG5FY

(Sorry, first post coded wrong) 
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The sad thing is that that number is the average across america. There are certain, Southern, republican, states where the incarceration rate is much, much, higher. Louisiana I'm talking about you.
 
Were number 1 , Were number 1!! Freedom loving people? Really?..
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If you just added me to your circles and are wondering why I'm not circling you back right away.... It's because I can't have 4,000 people in my stream. If you're brilliant in comments and don't post I'll still circle you. If I've circled you and you're not much interested in my posts no biggie; leave me out of your stream.

I am a pessimist. If your world-view is unicorns-shitting-rainbows block me now. 

Anybody left? Good, we can get to work because optimists don't seem able to make a roof that doesn't leak or a foundation that sits above the water table instead of under it. Optimists build cruise ships that flop over and sink when holed. Optimists design economic structures that collapse like a house of cards in a slight breeze. 

We have to build a better world than the optimists will let us build. A world that expects that rain falls at inconvenient times and deals with it. A world that deals with climate change and ecological overshoot. A world that deals with people as we find them instead of as we wish them to be. 

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This is an area of Bidwell Park where people hold weddings, parties and outdoor festivals of various sorts. Parking is extremely limited so if there is a larger event you may want to consider bicycling or car pooling. There is a large lawn area, picnic benches, plenty of shade trees, a botanical trail, cork grove, redwood trees and a wading area in Big Chico Creek. Public bathrooms are adjacent to Cedar Grove lawn and the bridge. Upsides: lots of interesting things to see within a short walk of the parking area. Good shade in the summer. Downsides: Poison oak!! Stay on the trails/paths in wooded areas with underbrush. Limited parking for events like the Endangered Species Faire. Ride your bike if you can.
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reviewed a year ago
I actually really enjoy shopping at this particular Trader Joe's. I've been in other TJs locations but this particular store has a great staff plus I run into my friends here. I really love a few of the items I can only get here. In particular I enjoy the Pain Pauline wheat bread and the TJs brand Mediterranean Hummus. Those two items are just better quality than I can get anywhere else. I would also suggest Puttanesca pasta sauce; it's pretty good. Good quality at a great price.
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Don't. Just. Don't. A had a bacon cheeseburger $6.69, regular fries $2.99 and regular drink $2.19 for $12.88 all told with tax. The burger was small, expensive, and the guy who wrapped it smashed it. The cheese on the burger had to be the worst cheese I've ever had in my life including soy cheese. The bacon on the burger was miniscule. The onions cut into 1/2 inch squares instead of thin sliced. The order of fries was pretty big but not crisp at all. Served in a brown paper bag with a paper cup for some inexplicable reason. I was one of eight customers in the place at 8 pm on a Saturday night and the service was still surly. The music was too loud and the patio tables where I retreated to try and escape the music were dirty. All eight or ten empty patio tables; dirty. I drove past five good taco joints and a pizza place because I wanted a burger and some clown posted a good review the rat. I will never, ever, set foot in a Five Guys burger place again.
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reviewed a year ago
I eat here a few times a year. The food is good and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is warm and friendly like a neighborhood place instead of upscale and artsy which I tire of at sushi places. I always get a chirashi sushi which is always a bit different but generous and very good. I don't even know if it's on the menu; I just ask for it. The people I go with tend to get various salads and rolls which I've tried which are well made and presented. Great place.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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I drop by Cyclesport once in a while when I'm searching for a part that I don't want to order online. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Prices on items I've purchased were always good.
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My last visit was with a party of 9 relatives. The food was fantastic. The service staff had no problem with our large party and easily handled a few special requests. The beer, of course, was great. This was the first time I've been seated on the patio at the Sierra Nevada taproom and I really enjoyed it. As long as the weather is co-operating this seating option is good enough that a special request or patio reservation might be a great option on a warm afternoon.
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reviewed 2 years ago
Simply the cheapest, fastest way to get a good meal in downtown Chico. You'll get a better sandwich than Subway for less and you'll get it faster.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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