Caturday at my local rescue group. Kitten rug.
Ce la vie, idiots abound.
Gotta love seeing someone give a blank check to stop performing all aspects of work on a whim. Great process design.
"“I expect all agencies under my direction to prioritize compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Article I of the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. All state agency heads should ensure that no one acting on behalf of their agency takes any adverse action against any person, as defined in Chapter 311 of the Texas Government Code, on account of the person’s act or refusal to act that is substantially motivated by sincere religious belief. This order applies to any agency decision, including but not limited to granting or denying benefits, managing agency employees, entering or enforcing agency contracts, licensing and permitting decisions, or enforcing state laws and regulations.”"
One of the things you'll see in the news today to keep you from noticing that #fasttrack authority passed both houses.
Debt driven action and resource wars to feed our poorly conceived consumerist global economy. With no thought to sustainability and externalities. Beginning to think the hundred year outlook on the human species might be spot on if we don't see some miracles that obviate the need for fossil fuels. However, that seems too techno-utopian to be true.
Fun thing for
Wonderful article from my friend's feed on th, horrible title.
"So it's not just that students refuse to countenance uncomfortable ideas — they refuse to engage them, period. Engagement is considered unnecessary, as the immediate, emotional reactions of students contain all the analysis and judgment that sensitive issues demand. As Judith Shulevitz wrote in the New York Times, these refusals can shut down discussion in genuinely contentious areas, such as whenOxford canceled an abortion debate. More often, they affect surprisingly minor matters, as whenHamsphire College disinvited an Afrobeat band because their lineup had too many white people in it."
Good on them for establishing the endowment.