Monthly Archives: June 2020

Vimeo: Black Lives Matter – Alameda Protest and Car March

Black Lives Matter – Alameda Protest and Car March Maurice Ramirez

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You're about to spend the next 25 minutes watching a guy solve a Sudoku. Not only that, but it's going to be the highlight of your day. — Ben Orlin (@benorlin) May 17, 2020 via

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I read somewhere that people with anxiety LOVE rewatching old tv shows and movies they have seen millions of times bc there is no ounce of anxiety in wondering what the end result is. Now I know why I prefer to rewatch than start something new😅 — ☕️ (@overlyorganic) May 7, 2020 via

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When Sweden play Denmark the scoreboard says SWE-DEN and the unused letters from both teams spell out Denmark — Ben (@CitysEra) May 5, 2020 via

50 years off-grid: architect-maker paradise amid NorCal redwoods

50 years off-grid: architect-maker paradise amid NorCal redwoods April 26, 2020 at 06:57AM

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I've been reflecting on what the most surprising learnings I've had, working at well-known tech "unicorns" like Skype, Skyscanner, Uber. Here is a list, as I'm writing up these reflections in more detail. — Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz) April 26, 2020 via

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Basketball as therapy for Parkinson's disease. Why does this work? Nobody really knows. All of our best answers to date fall short. Hey @NBA or @nbacares, wanna help us figure this out? — Benjamin Stecher (@Neuronologist1) April 25, 2020 via

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Within the first sentence of “The Stranger,” two subtle and seemingly minor translation decisions have the power to change the way we read everything that follows. — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 8, 2020 via

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We just launched #8cantwait, a campaign to get Mayors across the country to immediately adopt these 8 use of force policy restrictions that can reduce police violence by to 72%. Check it out at Let’s talk about why this matters. (1/x) — Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) June 3, 2020 via

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It is empty when politicians call for healing and peace without stating antiracist policies they want to institute. Words bring momentary healing and peace. Policy change brings lasting healing and peace by rooting out the racism suffocating so many people. We want to breathe. — Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) June 3, 2020 via

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How to Actually Fix America's Police In a long op-ed in @TheAtlantic, my co-authors and I provide an extensive roadmap for police reform at the federal, state, and local level. — Seth Stoughton (@PoliceLawProf) June 3, 2020 via

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Race science is not just a pseudoscience, it is the intellectual framework upon which our modern-day racial categories are built. It underpins the structural racism of our institutions. It is the toxin inside our minds, and the minds of too many of our leaders. — Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) June 3, 2020 via

Tweet by No_Little_Plans

There are known strategies to reduce police violence. In the past, the federal government has been empowered to investigate local departments and force them to adopt these strategies and reform. It works: when they do, police shootings go way down. — Rob Arthur (@No_Little_Plans) June 1, 2020 via

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For more information about so-called “Slave Bibles” this is a helpful place to start: — Eireann Dolan (@EireannDolan) June 2, 2020 via

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As a consequence, ultra-processed information is even more difficult to resist than ultra-processed food, because the reward comes from the pleasure of consuming the information *and* the pleasure of being praised for making and sharing it. — Alan Levinovitz (@AlanLevinovitz) June 9, 2020 via

On National Anthem Protests

On National Anthem Protests from Ken Arneson

What Trait Affects Income the Most? Hierarchical Rank.

What Trait Affects Income the Most? Hierarchical Rank. “Neoclassical economists will have none of this. The idea that hierarchical rank most strongly affects income, I’ve been told, is ‘foolish and absurd’. Why? Because it explicitly contradicts neoclassical scripture. Income, scripture says, must stem from productivity. So behind hierarchical rank, there must lurk some unmeasured skill. […]

This is an Us Problem

This is an Us Problem “Democrats seem fundamentally unable to conceive of themselves as a big part of the problem. At best there is an argument about the Republicans being worse – which is true, and is almost universally true – that is used to deflect criticism. It is necessary to face up to the […]