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Saturday, 24 June 2017

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves single-payer healthcare bill, calling it 'woefully incomplete'

quote [ A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.

Rendon announced late Friday afternoon that the bill, Senate Bill 562 by state Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), would not advance to a policy hearing in his house, making it all but certain the measure will not be acted upon this year. ]

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Sad]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:56pmGMT] [5 comments]

New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material

quote [ The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the sensitivity of our reading choices, this raises privacy concerns. ]

A misleading headline, as, this is more about the academy-award winners that man the TSA checkpoints being unable to distinguish between a book and a c4-explosive pack, and requiring that people take their books out of their carry-ons to keep the lines moving. Never mind that we have microphones that can hear a mouse fart in Panama, but can't seem to develop xray-scanning tech that can tell the diff.

Sucks - because now I may have to leave my paper copies of "enjoying the gift of surprise buttsex" and "Me, a gerbil, and Richard Gere" at home now.
[SFW] [Big Brother]
[by knumbknutz@2:13pmGMT] [7 comments]

Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.

quote [ Mathematical near misses show the power and playfulness of the human touch in mathematics. Johnson, Kaplan, and others made their discoveries by trial and error—by exploring, like biologists trudging through the rainforest to look for new species. But with mathematics it can be easier to search systematically. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by midden@2:07pmGMT] [3 comments]

The Poor People’s Campaign

quote [ Dr. King said the only transformative force that could really, fully transform America would be for poor whites and blacks and brown people and working people to come together. ]

This is the right direction. Transcript in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by 7@11:51amGMT] [28 comments]

The 1920s Soviet Experiments That Showed Dogs Can Receive Telepathic Orders

quote [ In the 1920s, USSR scientists investigated “biological radio communications,” more popularly known as telepathy. ]
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT] [2 comments]

California adds 4 states to travel ban for laws it says discriminate against LGBTQ community

quote [ California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.
Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas all recently passed legislation that could prevent LGBT parents from adopting or fostering children and Kentucky passed a religious freedom bill that would allow students to exclude LGBTQ classmates from campus groups.
The law bans state-funded or state-sponsored travel by employees of state agencies and departments as well as members of boards, authorities, and commissions. ]

California is clearly out of touch with heartland Christian values in Real America.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by HoZay@6:17amGMT] [7 comments]

It comes down to this...

quote [ Senator Chris Murphy talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican tactic to try to quickly push their health bill through hoping Americans won't notice, and the importance of public feedback, particularly to persuadable Republicans. ]

It takes three GOP no votes to stop this.
There is one definite no, Two leaning no, and a few worried about their own survival in states where they have taken the medicaid expansion.
It will come to a vote. It will either pass by 1 or lose by 6 to 8.

[SFW] [politics]
[by bbqkink@1:12amGMT] [14 comments]

Jennie and Amber play a game of strip basketball shootout

quote [ Categories: Amateur, Hardcore, Striptease, HD
Production: Homemade
Tags: teasing, lostbetsgames ]

Oh, the weak puns. Get that shit out of my house! 😂 Enjoy! 💋
[NSFW] [pr0n]
[by juiceboxxx@12:55amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Guardian view on al-Jazeera: muzzling journalism

quote [ Editorial: In the Arab world, freedom of speech is being curbed to stop old and new media from raising questions about the way in which countries are run. This is wrong ]
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by arrowhen@9:29pmGMT] [11 comments]

For Alt-Right Trolls, “Star Trek: Discovery” Is an Unsafe Space

quote [ The show, which stars two women of color, won’t début until the fall, but already its trailer is raising nativist hackles. ]

Previous post about the trailer that has the alt-white so riled up.
George Takei responds.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Underrated]
[by sanepride@7:40pmGMT] [19 comments]

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