Anti Homeless Architecture

“Anti-homeless” hostile architecture, a thread. Toronto. These devices (left) keep homeless people from sleeping on the grates to avoid freezing to death (right). Los Angeles. The city calls these “arm-rests”. More homeless people die from hypothermia in Los Angeles than in New York or San Francisco. Tokyo. This tubular bench (left) gets burning hot in […]

A big con

If you are not feeling well why would you stand up straight and then fall flat on your I think the government Chinese government killing people in China because of all the Troubles was just had in the last few months they know they can’t do it blatantly so now they want to say there’s […]

Thread on the impeachment trial

Welcome to my daily behind-the-scenes thread on the impeachment trial. 1/ I have a vague recollection that my day started w a meeting w the Amtrak CEO (my work on other stuff doesn’t stop) but my memory is hazy after 8 hours and 100 questions. 2/ It’s now day 8 and habits are loosening up […]

China coronavirus ‘spreads before symptoms show’

A new coronavirus that has spread to more than 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period – before symptoms show – making it harder to contain, Chinese officials say. Fifty-six people have died from the virus. Health minister Ma Xiaowei told reporters the ability of the virus to spread appeared to be strengthening. “There’s […]

Coronavirus; Big issue is virality and transmissibility

A corona virus is a virus which has little appendages on top looking like a crown, hence the name. The big issue is the rapidity of the illness. Your body will form antibodies against it. The question is, can you live long enough for this to happen. Big issue is virality and transmissibility. When virus […]

China Concentration Camps

Data leak reveals how China ‘brainwashes’ Uighurs in prison camps Leaked documents detail for the first time China’s systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps. The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training. But official documents, […]

What is war?

I’ve been to war, twice. Iraq in ‘09 and Afghanistan in 2011. I am just a fucking ER doc. But it was there, in the deserts far,far from home, that I made my bones as a newly board certified ER doc. It is around that time, I think that I lost my capacity to feel […]

Iranian lives are not less valuable than American lives!

I don’t talk about this on Twitter—ever—but my husband is from Iran and all his family is there, and they lead good stable lives and are the best people I know. and I’m terrified. Iranian lives are not less valuable than American lives. We’re not even talking about the travel ban any more—it’s disappeared into […]

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles.

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles. My educated guess: The US will hit selected Iranian targets in Iranian territory such as military facilities, possibly air force bases, oil production facilities, oil refineries, uranium enrichment facilities, highways etc. The reaction of the US will depend on whether the Iranian attacks killed any US […]

Qasem Soleimani

There are unconfirmed reports that Qasem Soleimani commander of Qods Force (Iran’s external security agency) has been killed in drone strikes. If true, this will be a major moment in US-Iran relations & Supreme Leader will undoubtedly see this as a major provocation/act of war I can’t understate how major this is. Not just a […]

US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike; Qassem Soleimani

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite […]

“We have to beat Trump”

Earlier this fall, I had a convo that’s kept me up nearly every night since: A supporter told me that while they loved @runforsomething , they simply couldn’t make us a priority going into 2020. “We have to beat Trump,” they said. “Everything else is on hold.” Let’s be clear: That mentality — that winning […]

Torture in Turkey

Inside Erdogan’s torture chambers Cafer Topkaya fled Turkey, via Greece, back to Belgium, where he had previously worked at Nato (Photo: Leighann Spencer) Nato’s Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a “scathing” report on Turkey. Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country’s deterioration in human rights and rule of […]

Dictator Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey’s pugnacious president From humble beginnings Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown into a political giant, reshaping Turkey more than any leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the revered father of the modern republic. But in the past year the economy has deteriorated, with inflation rising to some 20%, a weaker Turkish lira and […]


TW: rape. (Thread) I was raped in an apartment by 2, or maybe more, men. I know there were 2 because I saw their faces. The rape lasted several hours. There were more men in the room. They laughed. I don’t know if they raped me too. I shifted between consciousness and sleep. When I […]

Was the 2016 election legitimate?

Barr must resign bc his views of the law (unitary executive gibberish) are constructed backward fr/his politics (Trumpist extremist). He sounds fancy bc he’s a sophist. Here the “connotion” (?) that the gov is illegitimate is much less dangerous than an illegitimate government. After 2000, Scalia couldn’t brook even a *question* abt Bush v Gore. […]


Donald J. Trump; We are getting MS-13 gang members, and many other people that shouldn’t be here, out of our Country! Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history, prosecutors announced Friday. […]

Hong Kong Protests; Open Meeting

Seems all local media outlets in Hong Kong have sent at least one to this open meeting of police watchdog IPCC, first since its international experts decided to “stand aside” from its studies of police handling of #HKProtests Police PR SP Ko Chun-pong told IPCC that police were facing unprecedented presence of media in past […]