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Bad, Community, and Facebook: jazmyne sharee @jazzyphats_ Use it as a homeless shelter. ELLE DECOR@ELLEDECOR No One Wants To Buy This 55-Bed, 55-Bath, $3.5 Million House In Texas bit.ly/2903cui 0 6/2/17, 12:06 PM from Charlotte, NC 72.2K RETWEETS 164K LIKES vbatheflyinghead: kindaundead: likehercoffee: itsalburton: weavemama: I HIGHY AGREE WITH THIS What rich fucker needs 55 beds and bathrooms to himself or a small family? that makes too much sense so it won’t happen Hey. I live right down the street from this and theyre looking to turn it into a facility for veterans. Theres unfortunately some backlash from the surrounding community, and its hard to see from the pictures but the building sits next to a neighborhood. Its also across the street from an elementary school. Some people in the neighborhoods are UPSET that this facility will be offering mental health care for veterans. Theyre upset that mentally ill people are going to be coming and going near a school. Most of this is being voiced on the neighborhood forums so I dont have links for it, apologies.  The nonprofit that is leasing the space for their project still needs donations because the building is vandalized on the inside. Mostly from kids from the surrounding neighborhoods breaking into it. Which I know because I went to school with them. Anyways. Good news, this space is being used to help people who need it. Bad news, people are ableist assholes. Sources: x x x  MAKE DONATIONS HERE MAKE DONATIONS HERE MAKE DONATIONS HERE
Bad, Community, and Facebook: jazmyne sharee
 @jazzyphats_
 Use it as a homeless shelter.
 ELLE DECOR@ELLEDECOR
 No One Wants To Buy This 55-Bed, 55-Bath,
 $3.5 Million House In Texas bit.ly/2903cui
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 6/2/17, 12:06 PM from Charlotte, NC
 72.2K RETWEETS 164K LIKES
vbatheflyinghead:
kindaundead:

likehercoffee:

itsalburton:


weavemama:
I HIGHY AGREE WITH THIS
What rich fucker needs 55 beds and bathrooms to himself or a small family?


that makes too much sense so it won’t happen

Hey. I live right down the street from this and theyre looking to turn it into a facility for veterans. Theres unfortunately some backlash from the surrounding community, and its hard to see from the pictures but the building sits next to a neighborhood. Its also across the street from an elementary school.
Some people in the neighborhoods are UPSET that this facility will be offering mental health care for veterans. Theyre upset that mentally ill people are going to be coming and going near a school. Most of this is being voiced on the neighborhood forums so I dont have links for it, apologies. 
The nonprofit that is leasing the space for their project still needs donations because the building is vandalized on the inside. Mostly from kids from the surrounding neighborhoods breaking into it. Which I know because I went to school with them. Anyways. Good news, this space is being used to help people who need it. Bad news, people are ableist assholes.
Sources: x x x 

MAKE DONATIONS HERE
MAKE DONATIONS HERE
MAKE DONATIONS HERE

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Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH 'CONVERSATION HEALTH' July 30 |Twitter partners with academic researchers to study user interactions and discourse on the social platform. Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___
Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH
 'CONVERSATION HEALTH'
 July 30 |Twitter partners with academic
 researchers to study user interactions and
 discourse on the social platform.
Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___

Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its use...

Beer, Shoes, and Tumblr: diversity "When you look at craft beer, it's really white and it's really male. Women are starting to get in there, but it's white women, too. When I go into a bar, and I look around, everyone's there...it's like, why aren't you represented in the peo- ple who make the beer?" she explained. "My push with the website] is that it's a conversation. It's not just me showing up yelling at people that you need more people of colour, you need more wom en, you need more queer [people]. Let's just talk about it." beer industry This project, however, wasn't just an overnight decision. As a queer woman of colour, Navarro has always been trying to make space for everyone in the Ontario craft beer industry, with a specific focus on gender identity, race, sexuality, etc. Beer is not a guy's thing anymore There's a tone of female sales reps, there's a tone of female brewers," Na- varro said JULY 2018 II @THECOMMUNITYED HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR BEER? FORMER KW BASED BEER REP EMBARKS ON NEW PROJECT <p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarian-gamer</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://unaffiliatedpangolin.tumblr.com/post/175600733132/feminismisahatemovement-yes-even-beer-is-sexist" class="tumblr_blog">unaffiliatedpangolin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175599904628/yes-even-beer-is-sexist-and-racist-now-next" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Yes, <i>even </i>beer is sexist and racist now.</p> <h2>“NEXT WEEK:<i> </i>ARE YOUR TOWELS TRANSPHOBIC?”<br/></h2> </blockquote> <p>“How LGBTAAIOPQQ Friendly Is Your Stamp Collection?”</p> <p>“Does Your Lawn Show That You Are A Feminist Ally?”</p> <p>“Does Your Brand Of Canned Soup Challenge The Gender Binary?”<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“Are your shoes Nazis?”</p> <p>“Is your toilet paper cisgendered and white?”</p> <p>“Is your spaghetti sauce homophobic?”</p> <p>“Do your cleaning supplies break heteronormative gender roles?”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Is your couch gender fluid?”</p><p>“How queer is your refrigerator?”</p><p>“Is your cat litter socially conscious?”</p>
Beer, Shoes, and Tumblr: diversity
 "When you look at craft beer, it's really
 white and it's really male. Women are
 starting to get in there, but it's white
 women, too. When I go into a bar, and I
 look around, everyone's there...it's like,
 why aren't you represented in the peo-
 ple who make the beer?" she explained.
 "My push with the website] is that it's
 a conversation. It's not just me showing
 up yelling at people that you need more
 people of colour, you need more wom
 en, you need more queer [people]. Let's
 just talk about it."

 beer industry
 This project, however, wasn't just an
 overnight decision. As a queer woman
 of colour, Navarro has always been
 trying to make space for everyone in
 the Ontario craft beer industry, with a
 specific focus on gender identity, race,
 sexuality, etc.
 Beer is not a guy's thing anymore
 There's a tone of female sales reps,
 there's a tone of female brewers," Na-
 varro said

 JULY 2018 II @THECOMMUNITYED
 HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR BEER?
 FORMER KW BASED BEER REP EMBARKS ON NEW PROJECT
<p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarian-gamer</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://unaffiliatedpangolin.tumblr.com/post/175600733132/feminismisahatemovement-yes-even-beer-is-sexist" class="tumblr_blog">unaffiliatedpangolin</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175599904628/yes-even-beer-is-sexist-and-racist-now-next" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>Yes, <i>even </i>beer is sexist and racist now.</p>
<h2>“NEXT WEEK:<i> </i>ARE YOUR TOWELS TRANSPHOBIC?”<br/></h2>
</blockquote>
<p>“How LGBTAAIOPQQ Friendly Is Your Stamp Collection?”</p>
<p>“Does Your Lawn Show That You Are A Feminist Ally?”</p>
<p>“Does Your Brand Of Canned Soup Challenge The Gender Binary?”<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“Are your shoes Nazis?”</p>
<p>“Is your toilet paper cisgendered and white?”</p>
<p>“Is your spaghetti sauce homophobic?”</p>
<p>“Do your cleaning supplies break heteronormative gender roles?”</p>
</blockquote>

<p>“Is your couch gender fluid?”</p><p>“How queer is your refrigerator?”</p><p>“Is your cat litter socially conscious?”</p>

<p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalita...

Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
 on Reason
<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2>

Plastic Straw Myths

</h2><blockquote><p>

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedam...

Complex, Life, and Memes: SCIENCE LIFE ON SATURN'S MOON? Jun 28 | NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds complex organic compounds expelled from Saturn's moon that contain ingredients for life A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows jets of ice and saltwater that contain complex organic compounds gushing from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists believe icy plumes coming out of Saturn’s ice-covered moon could contain the essential building blocks of living beings. ___ The Cassini spaceship used its Cosmic Dust Analyzer and its Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer to gather data while flying through Saturn’s outermost ring and moon (Enceladus). Cassini’s Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (IMS) found small organic molecules such as methane, as well as molecular hydrogen - a chemical characteristic of hydrothermal activity that provides important fuel for microbes living around seafloor vents on Earth. ___ The spaceship’s Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) also found molecules too large for analysis, which suggests there are larger compounds that went undetected. Scientists think they could be polymers, which make up DNA and proteins. ___ Astrochemist Morgan Cable, the deputy project scientist for a concept called Enceladus Life Finder, said: - “Enceladus is screaming at us that it has all the ingredients for life as we know it: water, chemistry, organics. We have to go back.” ___ Photo: NASA
Complex, Life, and Memes: SCIENCE
 LIFE ON SATURN'S MOON?
 Jun 28 | NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds
 complex organic compounds expelled from
 Saturn's moon that contain ingredients for
 life
A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows jets of ice and saltwater that contain complex organic compounds gushing from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists believe icy plumes coming out of Saturn’s ice-covered moon could contain the essential building blocks of living beings. ___ The Cassini spaceship used its Cosmic Dust Analyzer and its Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer to gather data while flying through Saturn’s outermost ring and moon (Enceladus). Cassini’s Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (IMS) found small organic molecules such as methane, as well as molecular hydrogen - a chemical characteristic of hydrothermal activity that provides important fuel for microbes living around seafloor vents on Earth. ___ The spaceship’s Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) also found molecules too large for analysis, which suggests there are larger compounds that went undetected. Scientists think they could be polymers, which make up DNA and proteins. ___ Astrochemist Morgan Cable, the deputy project scientist for a concept called Enceladus Life Finder, said: - “Enceladus is screaming at us that it has all the ingredients for life as we know it: water, chemistry, organics. We have to go back.” ___ Photo: NASA

A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows jets of ice and saltwater that contain complex organic compounds gushing...