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Back from travels!  Check in next week to see if there are new posts… I have hope…and also things to talk about… but we’ll see…

Pickup Truck Barrels Into Jewish Activists At ICE Detention Center In Rhode Island

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Still traveling!  Still no time to write posts.  You are missed!  Yes, all of you.

Script to protest

There’s still a lot of really horrible stuff going on, so please call your senators to ask for sensible gun control legislation.  Expand background checksBan assault weapons at the federal level.

Check out 5calls for more things to call about.  Like impeachment.   Write postcards to votersDonate to Amy McGrath to get rid of Mitch McConnell.  He has been retweeting what are essentially death threats against her.

Texas officials illegally throwing out mail-in ballots.

https://www.actuary.org/content/try-your-hand-social-security-reform

30-50 hog poems

what is a book doctor?

How “Gourmet Makes” teaches the lesson of failure (this had a much more click-baity title on the huffpo link, but I can’t remember what it was– something like how a cooking youtube show changed how I handle my career)

A Zarf is a cup for your coffee cup

I’m really loving these Ozy memes

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What happened when a woman tried to help her friends detained by ICE

This explains a lot about NYTimes coverage

Paired action for election security

math logic maternal deaths

I find microbiome research fascinating.  (Though what I really want is a probiotic for under-arm odor that actually works…)

RBOC

  • The other SIL also decided to stay at home from this summer’s vacation.
  • I found out when DC2 brought home all hir school stuff that zie had written an essay on “my Christmas vacation” that had me staying at home.  I did not stay at home for that!  I only stay at home for the summer vacation!  What must her teachers have thought?
  • As DC2 gets into the terrible 7s, I have more and more sympathy for Mrs. Bennett and her Poor Nerves.
  • We’re replacing the fan in our 17 year old refrigerator again.  $83.43.  I asked DH if he wouldn’t rather have a newer fridge and he said no.  (In terms of environmental concerns, we have a low-end energy star fridge and we would probably replace it with a higher end one.  The last time I ran the efficiency numbers switching wasn’t helping much in terms of day-to-day, so we didn’t think it worth the costs of creating a new fridge.  We could replace with another low-end fridge, but I didn’t run those numbers.  I think that was a couple of years ago though, and the numbers may have changed.)
  • After having been especially trying at daycamp dropoff and having privileges rescinded (a very rare occurrence!), DC2 came home (after enjoying hirself fully at daycamp), remembered the lost privileges, shut hirself in hir bedroom, and started sadly playing hir new harmonica.
  • UGH, stupid HR sending me an email that I didn’t have the stupid wellness credit stuff done so I had to login and look up my stupid password and check even though I’ve had it done since forever and it doesn’t expire until after the school year starts.  Don’t send me incorrect information!
  • I feel like Hannah B would have benefited from watching Frozen prior to this season of the bachelor.
  • Anna rhymes with Hannah and is also a palindrome.
  • DC2 passed the test to skip 2nd grade and now we need to decide whether to do that even though hir Spanish isn’t great yet, or to wait another year.  (More people skip 3rd grade and the test is supposed to be easier.)

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McConnell blocks two bipartisan election security bills.  (See #2 and #3 here for action:  https://twitter.com/Celeste_pewter/status/1155329994224099328 ) Related:

All Sonesta brand hotels are showing Fox News in their lobbies.  I asked at the desk and they said it was a decision from corporate and they were not allowed to change the channel.  Tripadvisor has complaints from all over the country about this.

Recommendations for how to organize code and data

On break

Nothing’s wrong– just traveling and out of backlog!  (If you’d like a grumpy hit, check out our back list– 2011 had some especially entertaining posts, for example.)

How’s your summer going?

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When ICE raids homes

#neveragainisnow 

1000 Jewish protesters block entrance to ICE HQ.  Why Jews are getting themselves arrested at ICE centers around the country.  A Jewish doctor talks about his experiences “here I am in Texas at the gates of a refugee camp” Catholics also getting arrested protesting concentration camps for migrant children.

To recap

What is the connection between farmers markets and fascists?

FaceApp claims ownership of your personal photos and… has Russian ties.

An epidemic of disbelief.

How a taxable account can be as good as a Roth

moon doodle

Keep reading this thread on kodak... you think you’re done and then there’s another story…

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