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  2. Aug 2021
  3. Jun 2021
    1. "Courageous conversation is a strategy for breaking down racial tensions and raising racism as a topic of discussion that allows those who possess knowledge on particular topics to have the opportunity to share it, and those who do not have the knowledge to learn and grow from the experience." Singleton and Hays

  4. Jan 2021
    1. while Fascism died in 1945 with the collapse of the Axis powers

      I would (not) like to introduce you to Francisco Franco and Spain until the 1970s.

    2. that first began in the United States

      Oh. Hell. No.

      Aside from the British example above, the authors seem to have forgotten that "movements to abolish slavery" included movements not run by White abolitionists, such as rebellions by enslaved people. One modest example roughly contemporaneous with the creation of the Bill of Rights: the Haitian Revolution. Or if you're hung up on White people abolitionists, Bartolome de las Casas (late in life). Who the hell even thinks the US invented abolitionism? WTF?

    3. But the people do not directly exercise their sovereignty, for instance, by voting directly in popular assemblies.

      False. In New England states, they actually do. And there's this little thing called the referendum...

      (Y'know, it's not like they're wrong about representative institutions. It's that they insist on putting in stupid false shit when they didn't even need to.)

    4. The first was the sundering of civil from religious law with the advent and widespread adoption of Christianity.

      WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUUUUUCK??

      HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA Hang on I gotta roll on the floor for a minute HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Ahem.

      MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM? THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE? EMPEROR CONSTANTINE? THE POPE? ALL THE POPES? INCLUDING THE TIME THERE WERE TWO POPES?

      The sundering of--

      Children. Sit down and let the adults do history.

      Needless to say:

    5. to write the document which we have today.

      Incorrect. They came up with what we have today minus twenty-seven important bits of it that comprise most of what the United States has spent the last 240 or whatever years fighting over. The Bill of Rights--the "but mah freedoms" part of the Constitution--didn't come along for four more years.

    6. The second momentous change was the emergence of multiple denominations within Christianity that undid Christian unity and in turn greatly undermined political unity.

      OK wait. So...civil law was sundered from religious law because of Christianity in the last sentence, but in this sentence, schisms in Christianity (which, remember, had sundered political and religious law) undermined political unity?

      (I mean, there were a lot of wars because of the various reformations and counter-reformations, but

      • there was no prior Christian unity, as I'm sure the Orthodox would like to remind us, to say nothing of the heretics the Inquisition enjoyed killing all over western Europe
      • political unity? Really? Like Europeans weren't over there killing each other even if they were all at least nominally Catholic?

      Look, it's like somebody thinks the multi-national, polyglot monastery in The Name of the Rose was representative of pre-Reformation Europe and forgot that The Name of the Rose is a murder mystery.

      (They didn't think that. These people wouldn't make it ten pages in anything by Eco. Bear with my nerd analogies.)

  5. Apr 2020
    1. Le syndrome de la dispersion est un mal universellement partagé dans de nombreux secteurs de travail, particulièrement dans les activités d’encadrement.

      Nous avons ici, la thèse de cet article, qui sera étayée par divers arguments.

    1. On pointe souvent le fait que les manuels scolaires alourdissent les cartables des élèves. Ils pèsent aussi sur les budgets et ne sont pas simples à renouveler quand les changements de programme scolaire s’accélèrent – en témoignent les débats dans les régions au sujet de l’achat des prochains ouvrages pour le lycée, en phase avec la réforme du bac.

      Thèse négative de l'auteur à l'encontre des manuels scolaires. L'auteur utilise le poids physique et financier des manuels comme règle. La conclusion qui est de dire que les lycées débattent au sujet de l'achat des manuels scolaires découle de la prémisse. Je suis convaincue par cet argument, je comprends que les changements réguliers, de programmes et de réformes scolaires ont un impact sur la réflexion des établissements scolaires à acheter de nouveaux manuels. Je ne pense cependant pas, que le poids physique des manuels soient un argument utilisé par les établissements dans cette réflexion autour des manuels scolaires.

  6. Apr 2019
    1. Comment ces images symboliques dévoilent-elles alors de la pensée dans le sensible et inversement donnent-elles à penser?

      reformulation plus précise de la question.

    2. loin d'être cantonnée sur les marges de la raison, ne serait-\ elle pas à déplacer en son centre?

      La tension est peut-être la suivante : l'imagerie ne peut pas mener directement et/ou unanimement à des savoirs vraies sur le monde, pour autant les images et leurs études portent en elles des vérités sur notre appréhension du monde.

    3. Dans quelle mesure l'image-rie, sous toutes ses formes, intervient-elle donc dans les activités de connaissance et de pensée?
  7. Jan 2019
  8. Dec 2017
    1. Irwin Consulting Services Review - Keep your home and family safe against wildfires with these tips

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      But despite this, local authorities and various organizations from many places around the globe are committed to keeping the public safe from the threats of natural calamities. Irwin Consulting Services also belong to those who work hard for the public safety. This post was specifically prepared by them to help every household in keeping their home safe from wildfires.

      Make adjustments to your roofs

      Think about having rated “A” fire-resistant roofs to further protect your home. Roofs are undeniably the weak-spot of a house when it comes to fires so you must begin making better adjustments on it first. You must also clean the roof on a regular basis to avoid a lot of dead leaves piling up the place and being a fuel to fires.

      Create changes to your windows

      To better protect your home, your windows should be upgraded to become stronger against fires as well. Choose heat-resistant materials in doing upgrades to your windows. A wildfire that is not yet reaching your home can already show its effects through its extreme heat. That heat can enter the windows and create a fire on drapes and nearby furniture already. Irwin Consulting Services would like you to have fire-rated glasses on your windows and non-combustible shutters too.

      Settle on a good location

      Choose a convenient location to spend the rest of your lives with your family. Make sure that it is a safe neighborhood and is not prone to frequent fires. You are advised to conduct a thorough research to determine the best location for your family.

      Put some modifications on the site layout

      Ensure at least 30 meters of distance and incombustible material between the green lands and your home by having wider driveways, patios and low-growing fire-retardant plants. This way, you’re also helping firefighters in bringing their heavy and big equipment near your house in case of fire emergencies.

      Maintain a clean surrounding around the green areas

      Gather dead and decaying wood and put them away because such can fuel a fire. Get rid of fallen and dead branches too. Think about cutting the branches that were too close to your roof or overhangs it. Make cleaning around the green areas around your home a habit.

      Be wary of embers

      Eaves and vents openings were the most susceptible parts to flying embers. Once the embers entered through those parts, it could start a fire inside your home. In order to better protect your house, screen those openings and make sure they were properly maintained. Do not forget about cleaning the gutters as well.

      Protect your home and your family to the best of your ability and always be prepared for immediate dangers of natural calamities. Trust organizations such as Irwin Consulting Group in helping local authorities in making sure of a safe neighborhood. But aside from their expertise, self-preparation and readiness could save and protect your entire family as well.

  9. Oct 2017
  10. Jan 2017
    1. Whose stories are taught and told? Whose suffering is recognized? Whose dead are mourned?

      HIStory. What is being erased?

  11. Sep 2015
    1. younger people who are benefitting from several generations now of queer social activism by people in their 40s and 50s
    2. let’s acknowledge that being queer no longer automatically means being brutalized
    3. These younger folks, with their gay-straight alliances, their supportive parents and their new right to marry regularly issue calls for “safe space.”
    4. youth internalize narratives of damage that they themselves may or may not have actually experienced
    5. and some students, accustomed to trotting out stories of painful events in their childhoods (dead pets/parrots, a bad injury in sports) in college applications and other such venues
    6. newer generations of queers seem only to have heard part of this story
    7. the triggered generation