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  2. Dec 2021
    1. esearch shows that CBG can also have therapeutic effects.

      what kind of therapeutic effects?

    1. I truly long for the days of schoolyard fistfights,”

      thank "zero tolerance" policies for that

    2. As he did in sentencing another young man for murder last week, Rosenbaum labeled as “ridiculous” the Legislature’s mandate that an extra 25 years to life be tacked on to a murder sentence of 20 to 60 years for someone who personally discharges a gun.

      that's good at least

    3. began using cannabis at the age of 12, the prosecutor said.


    4. Although he will have to serve 100 percent of his sentence, Williams may be considered for parole after serving 20 years

      How does he have to serve 100% of his sentence if he could get out on parole after less than 50% of his sentence?

    5. “I have to send a message to him and the community. We can’t keep committing murder with firearms,” Rosenbaum said.

      Is Rosenbaum up for re-election?

    1. Dr. John Witcher, an emergency room physician, said he was let go from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City, Mississippi, for taking three COVID-19 patients off Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the virus, and instead trying to put them on ivermectin. That violated the hospital's policy on ivermectin, which is not approved by the FDA for COVID-19.

      Sounds like someone should get his medical license revoked.

  3. Nov 2021
  4. www.womenslaw.org www.womenslaw.org
    1. To watch brief videos about divorce in Spanish with English sub-titles, go to our Videos page

      this should probably be written in Spanish. And pulled out on its own.

  5. Oct 2021
    1. And finally, “something blue” is a symbol of fidelity and constancy. This custom began in ancient Israel, where brides wore a blue ribbon in their hair to symbolize this promise to their new husbands.

      I'd like to see the source on that

    2. Although arranged marriages are no longer common

      *in mainstream Western European cultures

    3. During the time when arranged marriages were custom, the betrothed couple wasn’t allowed to see each other before the wedding at all.

      Um in which culture??

    1. A Spectrum spokesperson confirmed the letter’s authenticity and called it “an opportunity to reconnect” with the cable company

      Uh, WTAF????

    1. Xiaoming Xu of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and eight co-authors, allocates this impact among 171 crops and 16 animal products

      citation please??

    1. those vaccinated gain this protection without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19.

      This is kind of misleading when you consider that people get break through cases? Or is it saying you can't get COVID-19 form the vaccine

    1. I see progressive calls to add seats to the Supreme Court as transparent retaliation for the confirmations of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett—and the non-confirmation of then-Judge Garland—and I grimace.

      Retaliation? Or a desperate attempt to preserve our rights?

    2. Sen. John Cornyn, for instance, accused the court’s critics of overtly seeking to undermine its legitimacy

      y'all are doing that just fine on your own

  6. Sep 2021
    1. to more affordable areas on the outskirts

      which is, of course, contributing to the gentrification of those outskirts

    2. Cook sent a memo condemning employees who leak, saying that they “do not belong at Apple” — and that memo was then leaked to The Verge.


    3. n an open office


    1. Doctors agree with DeSantis that the treatment, when delivered soon after infection, is effective.

      You got a reference for that claim?

    2. Like DeSantis, Dr. Joseph Ladapo said he doesn’t believe in school closures, lockdowns or vaccine mandates.


  7. Aug 2021
    1. researchers won't study the toxic livestock-deworming drug ivermectin as a potential COVID treatment because of their dislike for former President Donald Trump. 

      Tell me you're not a researcher without telling me you're not a researcher

    1. never let a large amount of kids fall between the cracks


    2. after board members decried the program’s potential to produce an “addiction” to the service — a stigma that some experts have disproved

      Again. What. The. Fuck.

    3. when the Waukesha School District board decided to opt out of a federally funded program that would give free meals to all students regardless of family income.

      What. The. Fuck.

    1. following  last week’s passage of a law in Poland that limits the ability of Jews and others to claim property stolen from them during World War II and thereafter.

      FFS Poland

    1. And this would address a separate problem writers and publishers highlight, the rise of online piracy that the Authors Guild estimates may be eroding book sales by as much as 28 percent

      Netflix drastically cut down on the amount of piracy. Maybe publishers could learn a thing or two.

    2. the National Endowment for Humanities distribute payments to authors for each book borrowed from a library. 

      With the associated funding increase I hope

    1. His tenure has overlapped, too, with a national reckoning over race that has been felt acutely at Chapel Hill

      Yeah, why are they backing this guy up? To try and prevent someone worse from being appointed?

    1. as of yesterday, you’ve just gifted the rights to that content to Ancestry, forever.


    1. "This is not going to lead to mass incarceration," alledged State Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston).


    2. Texas lawmakers are trying to thwart charitable organizations that bail people out of jail.

      What the fuck

  8. Jul 2021
    1. on the basis that it unconstitutionally gives preference to applicants who are military veterans

      Veterans are a protected class tho? Like read literally any EEO statement

    1. Generally, the data categories lack the width representing the equal increments of the underlying attribute.


    1. UT quietly adopted a “Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity” that is truly chilling.

      oh ffs

    2. went off the deep end of all things “woke” and politically correct.

      uh huh

    1. virtuous citizenship

      wtf is "virtuous citizenship"??

    2. That robust diversity, however, must be anchored in respect for the abiding ideals of the pursuit of the truth and the cultivation of virtuous citizenship.

      uh huh

    1. The lack of diversity in the drug industry's CEO ranks costs women an estimated $532 million a year.

      Why not link to the source article for this? Or like an article delving deeper into this statistic?

    1. Scientific analyses of the Farmers’ Almanac have shown that its forecast has panned out at a rate closer to 50 percent accuracy.

      Citations plz?

    2. It’s methods of weather prediction remain a secret. The Farmers’ Almanac even gives a pseudonym for its official forecaster, Caleb Weatherbee. The pseudonym has been passed down to forecasters for years.


    1. its inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism this summer, alongside celebrated author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who will be a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.

      Oh so the Knight Chair endowment goes with her?? Interesting.

    2. by her own alma mater

      Damn, I didn't know that it was her alma mater

    3. southerners risking their lives standing up for the rights of blacks were winning Pulitzer prizes, too," he wrote in another email, according to the Assembly.


  9. Jun 2021
    1. see that the way the cards are stacked in the education system, is toward the left and toward the liberal ideology and also secularism — and those were not the values that our country was founded on.

      Ummmm. Who wants to tell him?

    2. "I think the problem isn't just in higher ed. The truth of the matter is that kids are being indoctrinated from an early age," he said.

      The hypocrisy is astounding.

    3. Barney Bishop, one of the top lobbyists pushing the bill in Florida's state legislature over the past year, shone a light on the justifications behind such measures — which he said were less about "intellectual diversity" and more concerned with maintaining the country's conservative Christian identity in the face of younger, more diverse generations that share a dimmer view of religious right-wing orthodoxy.

      pretends to be shocked

    4. he bill also prevents officials from limiting campus speech that "may be uncomfortable, disagreeable or offensive" — a measure that, as Democrats in the state Legislature pointed out, will also make it easier for groups like the KKK or the Proud Boys to hold events on campus

      isn't this already covered by the 1st amendment

    5. "Unfortunately, now the norm is, these are more intellectually repressive environments. You have orthodoxies that are promoted, and other viewpoints are shunned or even suppressed."

      Clearly you haven't been to a college campus

    6. come via a passage over its purpose, to discover "the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented" at public universities, and whether students "feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom."

      This is absolutely meant to target left leaning and liberal beliefs because it's unnecessary. Do they not know how many surveys ALREADY ask these questions on college campuses? A LOT

    7. with the institutions at risk of losing their funding if the responses are not satisfactory to the state's Republican-led legislature.

      This has got to be unconstitutional

    1. but she pulled her endorsement this year, blaming the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ advocacy organizations for endorsing her 2020 election opponent, Sara Gideon.

      Oh. So you're only for LGBTQ rights when it benefits you politically

    2. In fact, Manchin himself is already on the record opposing the bill, in 2019, saying he had concerns about the “lack of clarity” on trans school bathroom access

      wtf does this mean Manchin?

    1. He is pro-free market and pledged to break up “big unions”.


    2. where he lives with his secular wife

      This is such an interesting phrase.

    3. always from a position of ultimate Israeli control over Palestinians


    1. after previously being promised by prosecutors that they wouldn't bring criminal charges against him.

      um, don't prosecutors do this all the time??

    1. In publications, "crunk" can be traced back to 1972 in the Dr. Seuss book Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!. He uses the term "Crunk-Car" without any given definition

      I love this

    1. colleges teach students that drowning out, shouting down, and assaulting those expressing differing opinions is an acceptable response to speech that they find offensive

      Shouting down Nazis is a moral obligation

    1. trash

    2. SCV last year rededicated removed statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest at its National Confederate Museum in Columbia, Tennessee.


    1. a case involving five black men who refused to leave a public library

      Good reminder for white librarians who think that libraries have always been open to all.

    2. (Syracuse remains remarkably hostile to free expression.

      And FIRE remains remarkably chill with racist speech

    3. UNT must protect speakers from being disrupted by ideological opponents. 

      Mmm, I'm going to need more to back this up then "your esteemed colleague's" word for it. Are there court cases?

    4. disruption of YCT-UNT’s lawful expression

      disruption by protesting maybe?

    1. which replaced its “widely criticized” and “failing” prior approach and which take important steps to protect all students’ ability to receive an education.

      And y'all think the ones set into place under Betsy DeVos are good? Chile

    1. Sixty-plus years later, it is reassuring that the Court’s commitment has not wavered

      Nice to know that they care about precedent sometimes

    2. That is plainly inapplicable to students in universities and colleges, where “good taste” and “conventions of decency” pose no barrier to student and faculty expression.

      It's really confusing to keep referening higher ed students when this case was about a high school student.

    3. identifying three institutional “interests” in regulating speech and “three features” of off-campus speech that merit skepticism of schools’ assertions that their interests are implicated by the speech

      I have no idea what this sentence is saying in reality

    1. But without anything left to pay for her treatment, Devi was discharged from the private hospital and sent home. On 7 May, she died too.

      wtf. How can any hospital do this?!

  10. May 2021
    1. You should also include people from outside of the library on the search committee from the get-go.

      For every librarian position? Or only subject liaisons? Or is everyone a liaison of some sort at this library?

    1. a fully open access model (when 75% of articles are being published OA).

      75% is not 100%. This should say "mostly OA".

    1. Give the last name and first/middle initials for all authors of a particular work up to and including 20 authors (this is a new rule, as APA 6 only required the first six authors).

      Uh, what the heck APA?????

    1. Libraries can in this process become a community mobiliser, data agent and information driver.

      why aren't they a stakeholder?

    2. IIHCC is one of the five DAs identified to date. Having commitment from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Engineering and College of Science, together with multiple leading institutes and centres, a stakeholder committee was organised in September 2016 to provide collaborative leadership for achieving the IIHCC deliverables

      What about the library??

  11. Apr 2021
    1. Shinkai said he tried to remove “deep messages about global warming or climate change or politics” from Weathering With You, his story about a flooded Tokyo.


    1. “This is why large dinosaurs were all at least partially endothermic (warm-blooded).”

      did not know that, #themoreyouknow

  12. Mar 2021
    1. All tables and figures should be imbedded in the manuscript in their logical locations for reference.

      This directly contradicts the directions in the "Illistrations, figures & tables above.

    2. Illustrations, figures & tables

      this doesn't say all that much about tables. What to do with non-"complicated or long tables"?

  13. Feb 2021
    1. He grades these exams with students during 15- to 20-minute one-on-one meetings.


    2. Pitts said UIUC has long used another program, Proctor U, for some of its fully online degrees.

      Interesting. I'd like to see a comparison of their TOS with Proctarios

  14. Jan 2021
    1. Warnock, fresh off a historic victory in Georgia, will have to run again in a year.

      Which is some BS!!

    2. (Salmon unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2002, before the state became more politically competitive.)

      My high school Speech teacher was convinced he'd be governor

    1. Yet, many journals do not allow or discourage to use preprints in the references as they are not considered as credible sources.

      did not know this

    1. He did not clarify how they could be sure ICE was not using their tools to deport people who did not pose a criminal threat. (In 2018, NBC reported that Steve Rubley, CEO of a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, was on the board of the ICE Foundation, which “supports the men and women of ICE.”)


    2. Privately run databases like CLEAR are particularly attractive to government agencies like ICE because the agencies face legal restrictions on what information they can themselves collect and how long they can retain such data.

      CLEAR like the airport CLEAR thing?

    1. Between 2012 and November 2015, about 15,391 scientists signed The Cost of Knowledge boycott. In 2016, Elsevier received 1.5 million article submissions.

      wasn't just scientists. Also librarians, academics, and other types of researchers

    1. Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $1,000. She also said if he came up with the money, he would be prohibited from returning to the airport, AP reported.

      Didn't Illinois just ban cash bail?

    1. the namespace paired with the current one.

      what is a paired namespace?

    2. returns the value of the namespace the page is in.

      where do you type this magic word to get this information??

    3. Linking directly to a page in this namespace instead

      instead of linking to the file in the Media namespace?

    4. Each file has a corresponding page in the “File” namespace, which is often used to hold licensing data

      in addition to other types of metadata?

    5. Project talk

      Why is this separate from the Project namespace?

    1. Interestingly, Proxima Centauri became our nearest star around the same time when Homo sapiens appeared on Earth. Is that a mere coincidence?

      What was the nearest star before that?

    2. Stars enter and leave the immediate neighborhood of the solar system because of their random motions

      stars have random motions?

    1. Hawley has said that he only objected to the Electoral College vote count because he wanted an opportunity to highlight that "some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws" by expanding voting options during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

      uh that's a straight up lie

    1. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made clear that, compared to the effort spent pursuing middle-ground measures, “I’m going to fight even harder to make sure this progressive socialist movement ends this term, never to be discussed again.”

      I got some bad news for you about Millennials and Gen Z

    2. Some, like Mary Miller of Illinois, said they see their role as (literally) changing the face of the Republican Party

      Yeah, until she complimented Hitler

    1. “We remain committed to conducting the business of the Senate in accordance with the rules and without displays of partisanship and disrespect that we saw today,” Ms. Kocher said.

      what rules did he violate?

    1. The Bristles

      What about the treatment of the animals these bristles come from? Are they taken only from living animals? As part of a butchery agreement?

  15. Dec 2020
    1. Johnson argued that spending money on direct checks would increase the deficit, and amount to "mortgaging our kids' future."

      Are you fucking kidding me. They're not going to have a future if they FUCKING STARVE

    2. Republicans had told her and Schumer that they would be unwilling to accept direct payments above $600.

      that's so freaking low. What's wrong with them?

    3. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will try to pass the bill by unanimous consent — meaning that only one Republican member opposing the proposal needs to be present in order to block the bill


    4. with $4,000 for a couple

      hell yeah!

    1. while the University of Michigan’s president argued that testing students widely would offer a “false sense of security.”


    1. Creative Commons has updated its Master Terms of Service and Master Privacy Policy, effective November 7, 2017. Before continuing on our websites or using our services, please review.

      Why is this still up here 3 years after the fact?

    1. popular belief, America is not, nor was it meant to be, a pure democracy

      This is not a popular belief. We literally learn in elementary school that America is a Democratic Republic and not a pure democracy. But we don't claim to invade other countries for the sake of "democratic republicanism".

    2. Egalitarianism threatens our republic by undermining the social, familial, religious, and economic distinctions and inequalities that undergird our liberty.

      so...y'all want to preserve the white supremacist, patriarchal, oppressive system. Got it.

    3. not a pure democracy

      The title to this "article" is deliberately misleading

  16. Nov 2020
    1. The state estimates there are about 10,000 mail-in ballots at stake. Biden currently leads by about 50,000 votes.


    2. Republican secretary of state over what they say are “too many failures in Georgia elections this year.” But their statement didn’t specify what failures they had seen beyond “mismanagement and lack of transparency.”

      funny how they didn't have a problem in 2018

    1. In the meantime, at the request of Ms Spears, financial company Bessemer Trust has been appointed as a co-conservator.


    1. Gender played a role in the, statistical differences in the responses of the participants about the usability of the Saudi Digital Library interface based on in these criteria; these differences were in favor of the male sample.


    1. In September, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton said that if the measure failed, state lawmakers might have to balance the budget by raising taxes on everyone “by at least 20% regardless of their level of income,” something she said would “only serve to deepen the dramatic inequities that we already see across the state.”


    2. The ballot measure itself did not have the power to impose higher income tax rates on higher earners; instead it gives the state the ability to do so. The state was already prepared to do that—in June of 2019, Pritzker signed a bill that would have allowed for the adoption of a graduated income tax on January 1, 2021 if voters had approved the ballot measure.


  17. Oct 2020
    1. If we didn’t take these steps, individuals would be more inclined to donate their papers to private institutions, where FOIA doesn’t apply and where there is no guarantee that the public ever would have access

      important point

    2. If it doesn't appeal, the case will be sent back to the Michigan Court of Claims, where a judge dismissed the lawsuit. 

      why? Would it be re-tried?

    3. In addition, there are nine folders among the sealed boxes labeled 'Pioneer Fund,' a group that funds studies of race, intelligence and genetics that promote white superiority.

      why would UM even want this guy's records?

    1. LIS has no sound, theoretically‐informed basis for describing or discussing elements of format

      Really? Even with this info being recorded in MARC records forever?

    1. Computer software, for example, can be protected by copyright, patent, trade secret and trademark.

      did not know that

    1. has engaged in mass copyright infringement in order to make research accessible.

      speaking of presenting facts

    2. (I recently gave up on trying to access a scholarly article because I could not find a way to get it for less than $39.95, though in that case the article was garbage rather than gold.)

      dude have you heard of inter-library loan?

  18. Sep 2020
    1. In January 2007, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, announced that he would drop an earlier proposal to alter the Imperial Household Law so as to allow females to inherit the throne. The proposal had been made on the basis of the fact that the two sons of Emperor Akihito had, at the time, no sons of their own

      eff you Shinzo Abe

    1. However, according to the Imperial Household Law of 1947, female members of the family have no succession rights to the Chrysanthemum Throne and must renounce to their titles, membership of the Imperial Family and allowance from the State.

      this is such bullshit. They should toss out this law

  19. Aug 2020
    1. Headline of the article.


  20. Jul 2020
    1. Why? In addition to inviting legal challenges, a rule also risks pushing the issue to state legal systems. Herbert noted that New York State, for instance, recently changed its laws to allow farm workers to unionize, even though these agricultural workers are exempt from collective bargaining under the national labor act.

      interesting, why are agricultural workers exempt?

    2. The board’s basis for the proposed rule is its preliminary position that the relationship between students and institutions is predominantly educational, not economic.


    3. graduate students at private institutions can’t form unions.

      wouldn't that be outside of their juristiction?

    1. As many as 52,000 students could return to the campus because the university is not limiting the number of students allowed to live in its residence halls

      UHHH WHAT? I suppose that could present a burden on lower-income students

    2. “We can’t say categorically, ‘Sign here, this is absolutely required.' But the expectation is that every member of our community will take it,” Killeen said, standing outside the tent after submitting his own sample. “It’s very noninvasive. You walk in. ... It’s simple.”

      why can't we require it?

    1. The highly regarded end-to-end encrypted chat app Signal announced at the beginning of April that it would be forced to exit the US market if the EARN IT Act becomes law.

      UM WHAT

    2. The spyware/ransomware combo is being distributed through pirated software, so stick to legitimate app purveyors and you'll avoid it.

      what about FOSS software?

    1. What aren’t all that common in idol groups, though, are non-Japanese performers. While it is true that some groups include members from foreign countries (Canadian Tia Ell from P.IDL, for example), it is still far from common in Japan. In contrast, a number of K-pop groups have non-Korean members in their lineup.

      interesting, I didn't realize that re: K-Pop

    1. The middle character, Ze, is a generational name, and is common to all his siblings (such as his brothers and sister, 毛泽民 (Mao Ze Min), 毛泽覃 (Mao Ze Tan), and 毛泽紅 (Mao Ze Hong)).

      interesting, did not know that. How are these generational characters determined?

  21. Jun 2020
    1. The chief justice explained that he continues to think the Texas case was wrongly decided, but believes it’s important for the court to stand by its prior decisions.


    1. Certain fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peaches and pears can diminish the thyroid’s production of thyroxin.

      I can't win

    2. The majority of people who have an underactive thyroid

      huh, really?

    1. she also a "Sho Kannon" due to the lotus bud in one hand and her other hand empty and outstretched?

    1. scientific research showing that other non-live vaccines—such as the diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis (DTP) vaccine—are associated with an increased rate of childhood mortality. The WHO, however, has dismissed this evidence and continues to recommend the DTP vaccine for routine use in children in developing countries.

      what about in developed countries?

    1. Stephens died last month.

      this is so sad. I hope she knows that she received justice for her firing.

    2. adversarial testing about the meaning of their terms

      what is this?

    3. Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas dissented.

      shocking no one