Category: General

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 […]

Rape

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 […]

New Quinnipiac poll: 2020 Dems

New Quinnipiac poll: 2020 Dems Biden 30% (+1 since one week ago) Warren 17% (+2) Sanders 16% (-1) Buttigieg 9% (-) Bloomberg 7% (+2) Klobuchar 3% (-) Yang 3% (-1) Booker 2% (+1) [everyone else 1% or less] The Democrats’ generational divide persists in the new Q poll —> Biden and Buttigieg lead among voters […]

Based on rules of impeachment trials, Chief Justice Roberts, who will preside over any impeachment trial of Trump,

Based on rules of impeachment trials, Chief Justice Roberts, who will preside over any impeachment trial of Trump, must exclude both @senatemajldr McConnell and @LindseyGrahamSC from playing any role in the proceedings. Or demolish the credibility of @Scotus forever… .this is not even a close call. The only way any other decision can be made […]

Some of the positions (not all I grant you) are consonant with intellectual honesty;

Bryan A. Garner; I’ve always called myself Republican. I keep my Twitter feed generally apolitical & will continue to do so. Generally. But as of today, I’m switching parties. Over impeachment. The Republican positions aren’t consonant with intellectual honesty. As of today, I’m an Independent. 1. ALL politicians use their official position to advantage themselves […]

Former Gov. Matt Bevin’s total disregard for the victims and their families in pardoning murderers and a child rapist is sickening.

Former Gov. Matt Bevin’s total disregard for the victims and their families in pardoning murderers and a child rapist is sickening. Beyond inappropriate, the actions are heartless and vindictive, and in cases of alleged political gain, warrant investigation. Our political system must work to give victims of crime a voice and not silence them. I’m […]

Some quick thoughts from Celtics/Sixers?

1. Boston is going to be really good. Duh. 2. Philly is too. Wait until they get Chandler & Muscala back before judging. 3. Philly does need someone else to attack off the bounce besides Simmons and McConnell. Can it be Fultz? 4. Can’t imagine many guys give Embiid more trouble than Baynes. He just […]

The thing I always wonder is:

The thing I always wonder is: How many projects have been tougher to finish, how many bugs left unfixed, how many games made worse because a studio couldn’t find enough veteran developers, because so many of them had burned out and left the industry because of crunch?

why is fascism on the rise?

why is fascism on the rise? maybe 1 reason is bcs certain elements of the left have adopted philosophies, tactics & sensibilities (from extreme nationalism to trolling) once universally rejected because of their historic association w fascism & normalised them. Just a thought.

we want to acknowledge the lasting contributions George Wright made to Yosemite and the entire National Park Service

In honor of#HispanicHeritageMonth, we want to acknowledge the lasting contributions George Wright made to Yosemite and the entire National Park Service. Follow this thread to learn more. George Wright worked as an assistant naturalist here in the 1920s where he became concerned with wildlife issues in the park. He funded a groundbreaking survey of wildlife […]

Jonathan Allen; Feinstein doesn’t have a law degree, either.

1) Feinstein doesn’t have a law degree, either. 2) Did you know there are no qualifications – not even a law degree – for serving on the Supreme Court? 2) If the laws are so difficult to comprehend that you need a law degree to understand them, the country is failing. — Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) October […]

All true but not just the Trump WH. How many people in DC were spoon fed Saudi / UAE views of the Middle East for years and took them as received wisdom?

The White House empowered Saudi crown prince MBS as he confronted Qatar, as he kidnapped Lebanon’s prime minister, as he starved Yemenis, as he crushed dissent. Will it continue to sell him weapons if it’s confirmed that he murdered a brave journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? — Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 7, 2018 All true but not […]