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  1. Jun 2022
    1. It’s the story of millions of American Christians who, after a lifetime spent considering their political affiliations in the context of their faith, are now considering their faith affiliations in the context of their politics.

      an interesting twist to American cultural life

  2. Feb 2022
    1. Our brains work not that differently in terms of interconnectedness.Psychologists used to think of the brain as a limited storage spacethat slowly fills up and makes it more difficult to learn late in life. Butwe know today that the more connected information we alreadyhave, the easier it is to learn, because new information can dock tothat information. Yes, our ability to learn isolated facts is indeedlimited and probably decreases with age. But if facts are not kept

      isolated nor learned in an isolated fashion, but hang together in a network of ideas, or “latticework of mental models” (Munger, 1994), it becomes easier to make sense of new information. That makes it easier not only to learn and remember, but also to retrieve the information later in the moment and context it is needed.

      Our natural memories are limited in their capacities, but it becomes easier to remember facts when they've got an association to other things in our minds. The building of mental models makes it easier to acquire and remember new information. The down side is that it may make it harder to dramatically change those mental models and re-associate knowledge to them without additional amounts of work.


      The mental work involved here may be one of the reasons for some cognitive biases and the reason why people are more apt to stay stuck in their mental ruts. An example would be not changing their minds about ideas of racism and inequality, both because it's easier to keep their pre-existing ideas and biases than to do the necessary work to change their minds. Similar things come into play with respect to tribalism and political party identifications as well.

      This could be an interesting area to explore more deeply. Connect with George Lakoff.

  3. Nov 2021
  4. Oct 2021
    1. The big difference between the political right, centre ground and left in economic terms comes down to how they think markets work. They are either true believers, naive optimists or non-believers. That’s all you really need to remember.
  5. Jun 2021
    1. I don't like to be high because I used to fight a lot. I would always see that when I would smoke, I would always get beat up. This is an everyday thing fighting, because you have to. You are in the wrong hood, you're wearing the wrong color, you're going to get beat up.

      Time in US - drugs - taking drugs - affiliation with gangs - fights

    2. One time I remember my friend went into a gas station and stole some cigarettes, which is—how do you grab the cigarettes in the back counter? And I was with that guy. Fights. I also loved fighting. It's just a way of me just getting my anger out.

      Time in US - crime - fights - theft - gang affiliation - comradery - arrests - time in the US

    3. I didn't really have a relationship with my family. When there was a family events or anything, I felt like an outcast. I would never go to them. Christmas, I was always in my room. Every little... It's just weird man. Everything messed me up. I feel like traumatic. Just the trauma of everything.

      Time in US - homelife - family - mental health

    4. It was gang members. I used to hang out with people that they didn't care for themselves. I remember walking into my friend's house and the house was just like, "Oh my God." It was like a tornado went in and I usually don't hang out with people like this.

      Time in US - Gang affiliation

    5. It kind of messed me up, got me depressed a little bit. I started hanging out with bad people, doing the wrong things, and I dropped out my senior year.

      Time in the US - Immigration status - being secretive - lost opportunities - sadness, disillusionment

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  10. Dec 2019
    1. St John's Medical College and St John's Research Institute

      As far as I can tell, the two are (nowadays at least) separate entities, so why are they listed under the same affiliation?

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  15. Feb 2018
    1. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players during the term of this Agreement, with regard to all terms and conditions ofemployment, provided that an individual Player shall be entitled to negotiate inaccordance with the provisions set forth in this Agreement (1) an individual salary over and above the minimum requirements established by this Agreement and (2) Special Covenants to be included in an individual Uniform Player’s Contract, which actually or potentially provide additional benefits to the Player.

      Establishing the MLBPA as the union for Major League players and players who might become Major League players during a CBA's term limits the ability of minor league players to form their own union.

    1. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collec-tive bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players during the term of this Agree-ment, with regard to all terms and conditions of employment, pro-vided that an individual Player shall be entitled to negotiate in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Agreement (I) an individual salary over and above the minimum requirements estab-lished by this Agreement and (2) Special Covenants to be included in an individual Uniform Player's Contract, which actually or poten-tially provide• additional benefits to the Player.

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    1. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collec-tive bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players during the term of this Agreement, with regard to all terms and conditions of employment except ( 1) individual salaries over and above the minimum require-ments established by this Agreement and ( 2) Special Covenants to be included in individual Uniform Player's Contracts, which actually or potentially provide additional benefits to the Player.

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    1. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collec-tive bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players during the term of this Agreement, with regard to all terms and conditions of employment except ( 1) individual salaries over and above the minimum require-ments established by this Agreement and ( 2) Special Covenants to be included in individual Uniform Player's Contracts, which actually or potentially provide additional benefits to the Playe

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    1. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players during the term of this Agree-ment, with regard to all terms and conditions of employment except ( 1) individual salaries over and above the minimum requirements established by this Agreement and ( 2) Special Covenants to be included in individual Uniform Players Contracts, which actually or potentially provide additional benefits to the Player

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    1. The Parties recognize that there are existing agreements between a Major League Club or Clubs and the Players or the Association, and between either of the Major Leagues sepa-rately and the Players or the Association. The Parties reaffirm such agreements and in-corporate them as part of this Agreement insofar as they are not inconsistent with this Agreement. Such agreements shall be considered agreements between the Association and the Clubs or any of them for the purpose of the Grievance Procedure provided for in Article X here

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    2. The Clubs recognize the Association as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining agent for all Major League Players, and individuals who may become Major League Players dur-ing the term of this Agreement, with regard to all terms and conditions of employment except (1) individual salaries over and above the minimum requirements established by this Agreement and (2) Special Covenants to be included in individual Uniform Player's Contracts, which actually or potentially provide additional benefits to the Player.

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

    1. The parties recognize that there are existing agreements between a Major League Club or Clubs and the players or the Players Association, and between either of the Major Leagues separately and the players or the Players Association. The parties reaffirm such agreements and incorporate them as part of this Agreement insofar as they are not incon-sistent with this Agreement. Such agreements shall be considered agreements between the Players Association and the twenty Major League Clubs or any of them for the pur-pose of the Grievance Procedure provided for in Article IV hereof.

      No contingency is made for the reality that Minor League clubs and leagues also enter into agreements with Major League teams, allowing informal or unregulated procedures to continue influencing and shaping minor league baseball by setting the precedent that CBAs would not explicitly address the status or relationship of minor league teams.

  16. Sep 2016