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Gaah. I'm working on stuff for #AW2e and I don't want to stop for lunch, but if I don't it's going to need re-writing anyway.
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+Meguey Baker​ was sandwich highlighted? If so I would consider advancing the sandwich move. On a 12+ you get a pannini.
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SCOTUS just keeps nailing it down. Notorious RBG stops gerrymandering in AZ, and she and her allies on the bench put an emergency stop to TX laws restricting access to legal abortion.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/06/supreme-court-redistricting-case-arizona

http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/2015/06/29/supreme-court-has-one-last-surprise-this-one-on-abortion/
Supreme Court conservatives attack RBG's opinion as "outrageously wrong."
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What's happened to the Supreme Court? They're on a roll this week.

As for the money, I've always wondered why FDR is still not on any money. Isn't he generally seen as one of the 3 best/most important presidents? And instead, Jackson is still there.
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Hey +Google+, what happened to "View Ripples'? I kinda dig being able to see who's sharing stuff I post. I find new folks to connect with through that web and my circles of conversation are more varied and less homogenous.  Why the change and any plans to return this function to users?

Long shot, but +Sage LaTorra and +Dana Fried, do you have inside info here?
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The arc of Nux is great. Witness what self-realization, agency, and shift in attitude and behavior a man can make.
 
Pretty much this. Witness him.
Slight spoilers ahead based on Nux's arc. I don't think they're a particularly big deal, the value's in the execution. Furiosa's awesome, right? Right? Of course she is. I don't think I need to explain why. Max's awesome, right? Of course he is. He doesn't put the women of the movie through the ...
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Check this out:  Max bears the life-giving elixir that saves the hero in the last act, yeah? Nice sneaky bit of metaphorical gender role reversal.

So Nux is the only bad guy to consume the elixir.
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#caturday Lazy afternoon with Jane Piglet and Periwinkle. They've been keeping me company while I read the papers and watch Time Team.
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Yay!
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Yep. Sometimes the consequences of our actions are long. Thinking decades or generations ahead is not what we are used to, but it does matter.
 
Very Important, Please give this a read and make the most of every opportunity you have to vote

Particularly my US friends, reposted from fb

Bryan Anderton
"(Apologies: Very long history nerd post ahead.)

We often hear the adage, "elections have consequences." And with regards to today's news, it's certainly not difficult to go back in time to 2008 and imagine a world in which John McCain wins the presidency instead of Barack Obama. In this parallel universe:

* Don't Ask, Don't Tell is not repealed.
* Federal hate crimes laws protecting LGBT people are not enacted.
* The President and Vice President of the United States never come out in favor of marriage equality.
* The Justice Department never abandons its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act, which leads us down a path in which DOMA is never invalidated by the Supreme Court and today's victory never happens.

But today's victory--and the Lawrence and Windsor victories--actually relies on the outcome of an election nearly 30 years ago.

In 1987, in the second half of his second term, Ronald Reagan needed to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell. His nominee was a D.C. Circuit Court judge and former Solicitor General named Robert Bork. Bork was a judicial and academic colleague of Antonin Scalia, who himself had been unanimously confirmed to the highest court in the land the previous year by a Republican-led Senate. Like Scalia, Bork was an "originalist," meaning: If it wasn't explicitly listed as a right in the Constitution by the original founders, then it was basically hogwash, in his opinion. And he had demonstrated this ideology many times over during his time on the D.C. Circuit Court, in rulings that were often co-signed by Scalia.

But between Scalia's confirmation to the Supreme Court and Bork's nomination, a midterm election had taken place, and Democrats had won control of the Senate for the first time since 1980. And they were not about to let Reagan put yet another hardline conservative on the court. With an opposition led by Ted Kennedy, the Senate rejected Bork's nomination.

In his place--after the brief nomination of a second judge who removed himself from consideration after his marijuana use came to light in the press (‪#‎myhowtimeshavechanged‬)--Reagan nominated the much more moderate Anthony Kennedy, who was unanimously confirmed.

So, again: If the Democrats hadn't won the 1986 Senate elections, Bork sits on the court instead of Kennedy. Lawrence v. Texas might still happen (it was a 6-3 decision), but Windsor and Obergefell almost certainly do not.

Remember this the next time you sit out a midterm election."

also, well done scotus, 2 for 2 this week
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We might also benefit from seeing things like this as the inherent weaknesses of our system, and therefore work to refine them beyond such pitfalls. Just sayin.
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The last bit, about not still trying the wear the clothes we wore as children? I love that. We all know Jefferson had some problems, but this is good.
 
Scalia: When the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868, every State limited marriage to one man and one woman, and no one doubted the constitutionality of doing so.

Jefferson: I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.
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Aww, now I miss my boy-coat.
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+Sebastian Baker r, if you click through the link, you can see the Tesla and Curie figures! Great minds think alike :)
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It's that time of year at the Baker house.
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The blackcaps in the alley on my way home from work have been ripe for about a week and a half, so only another few days here.
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I admit to a certain pride in seeing my state be first to follow the arc of history.
 
A nice little timeline of how this recent historic event unrolled in America, how long did it take YOUR state ?
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Today's paper was worth buying :)

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Something similar is going on in Mexico, but it's not a reality yet. — http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias/2015/06/150623_mexico_matrimonio_homosexual_suprema_corte_silencio_jp
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This is majorly cool.
 
First Aid Advance for Serious Trauma
Researchers are reporting a new sprayable foam that can stop major internal or external bleeding without needing to compress the wound, a first-aid advance desperately needed by first responders and trauma surgeons. 

Whether a person suffers a major injury in an auto accident or on the battlefield, one of the leading causes of death is blood loss.
 
Bioengineers and scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and Massachusetts General Hospital say they have created a polymer-based foam that causes blood cells to clump together.

The active ingredient in the foam is a biopolymer called hydrophobically modified chitosan, which is derived from the shells of shrimp and other crustaceans. It works by turning blood into a “self-supporting gel.” Its mode of action is different from the body’s natural clotting factors, so it can be used even on a patient who has received blood-thinning drugs.

Since it doesn’t require compression to work, it could potentially be used on major injuries to the trunk of the body–like a gunshot wound to the abdomen–which are difficult to stop from bleeding. It could also be used in emergency surgical situations where major internal bleeding is occurring. In tests on pigs, the foam reduced blood loss from a liver injury without compression by 90 percent compared to control animals. It continued to work for an hour.

Paper:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00067

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http://txchnologist.com/post/122443822705/first-aid-advance-for-serious-trauma-researchers

#trauma   #surgery   #bleeding   #research  
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I restore, conserve, or complete vintage textiles, as well as create new ones. I also write and play role-playing games,
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I'm fairly confident I'm the only Meguey Baker. Having an odd spelling of an unusual Spanish flower name makes me pretty distinctive. Also, I'm basically friendly, so even if you were not looking for me, chances are I won't mind you asking to make sure. Textile conservationist, quilter, game designer, sex ed teacher, mother of three.

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Things I'm proud of: Raising three thoughtful and compassionate sons, each of whom I had on purpose. Writing 1001 Nights: A Game of Enticing Stories. Writing Psi*Run. Holding two one-woman shows of my quilts. Using fiberglass fabric to repair a car door. 12 years of working with new mothers to address post-partum stress and depression, and prevent child abuse. Designing games for girls in Ethiopia as part of a major project for social change with The Girl Effect.
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    American History, 1989 - 1993
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