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88 Lines About The 45th President

Democratic lawmakers have filed a "no-confidence" resolution against Donald Trump, listing 88 reasons why he's not fit to be President. Speaking to the New York Times, Trump provides many additional reasons. And speaking of things that no one likes that refuse to go away, Senate Republicans are back to work on a putative health care bill.
posted by murphy slaw to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 6:44 AM
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The tyranny of work

"...we're correcting you. XOXO Science."

Dr. Jen Gunter is an MD who is a board-certified OB/GYN and also an active blogger. She recently took on Gwenyth Paltrow's Goop empire in a blog post where she examined a number of its fraudulent medical claims, citing concern for how, when taken seriously, these claims can negatively affect her patients. In a follow-up post, Gunter has called their response to her science-based criticism "a mansplaining, misogynistic hit job."
posted by mandolin conspiracy to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 11:49 AM
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The philosophy behind the throne

Unfettered capitalism or democracy. You cannot have both.
Six months on and six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US.
This is the playbook, as George Monbiot explains, of James McGill Buchanan - A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy.
Then there are are the men behind the cutain; Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties.
What Is the Far Right’s Endgame? A Society That Suppresses the Majority.
posted by adamvasco to MetaFilter on Jul 19 at 8:36 AM
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Not your usual Getting Things Done.

Interested in productivity but can't relate to the dry managerialness of GTD or the saccharineness of the planner decoration world? Want advice and insight from nerdy, salty, artist types? Check out Productivity Alchemy, a podcast by sysadmin and media producer Kevin Sonney featuring his wife, author, illustrator, and Wombat Test Subject Ursula Vernon, as well as interviews with people from all walks of life who are all convinced that they are not as organised as people think they are.
posted by divabat to MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 6:55 AM
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Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew

The AHA reached out to breweries from across the United States and today released its first compilation of 50 commercial clone recipes, scaled to homebrew-sized batches. Whether you want a legendary IPA, a crisp pilsner, or even a fruity mead, there's something for everybody.
posted by uncleozzy to MetaFilter on Jul 19 at 11:37 AM
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Earth Unplugged

BBC's Planet Earth II team has posted a series of HD "visual soundscapes" on YouTube, pieced together from leftover footage of some of the most beautiful and isolated places in the world. Ten hours of mountains; ten hours of jungle; ten hours of islands; ten hours of desert.
posted by Paragon to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 2:11 AM
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You wanted to know who the 13 Doctor would be... and here she is!

In a YouTube video released today, the BBC announced that the successor to Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in Doctor Who will be actress Jodie Whittaker of Broadchurch and Black Mirror.
posted by DirtyOldTown to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 9:01 AM
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The Medieval Spanish Chef

The Medieval Spanish Chef, written by Susan Lord-Williams, is a comprehensive and ongoing blog covering the cuisine of the Iberian peninsula primarily during the medieval period, with its mixture of Roman, Arabic, North African, and Sephardic Jewish influences. Each post is inspired by a word connected in some way to a recipe, providing some history and etymology to enjoy along with the delicious food.
posted by jedicus to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 9:03 AM
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Mathematical Paintings of Crockett Johnson

From 1965 until his death in 1975 Crockett Johnson painted over 100 works relating to mathematics and mathematical physics. Of these paintings, eighty are found in the collections of the National Museum of American History. We present them here, with related diagrams from the artist’s library and papers.
posted by Wolfdog to MetaFilter on Jul 21 at 6:20 AM
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“Keep these safe. They are my whole life.” Charlotte Salomon

Over a period of less than two years before being murdered by the Nazis, Charlotte Salomon completed Life? or Theater? (Leben? oder Theater?), a massive work in images and writing, to document her life. Before embarking on this project, she had discovered that no fewer than eight of her family members had committed suicide. Shortly before her arrest, she handed Life? or Theater? over to Georges Moridis, who had encouraged her to paint, with the words: “Keep these safe. They are my whole life.” In a new article, Toni Bentley discusses the work in the light of the Salomons' family history and, particularly, Salomon's written and drawn confession that she killed her grandfather.
posted by BibiRose to MetaFilter on Jul 18 at 6:57 AM
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Staying on top of the -ography in a digital age

Why Women Pretended to Be Creepy Rocks and Trees in NYC Parks During WWI

Imagine taking a quiet stroll through the expansive wilderness of Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, New York. You’re surrounded by a forest of oak trees, stony ridges, and a tranquil lake—completely isolated and alone in nature. But in 1918, visitors to the 1,146-acre park were unaware that they were in the company of a group of women hiding among the rocks, trees, and grass.
posted by twilightlost to MetaFilter on Jul 21 at 7:33 AM
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How Checkers Was Solved

From 1950 to 1990, Marion Tinsley had been the world champion of checkers whenever he wanted to be. He’d occasionally retire to work on mathematics or devote himself to religious study, but he’d eventually return, beat everyone and become champion again. In that 40-year span, he lost five total games and never once dropped a match. In 1994, he sat across a game board from a computer, dying.
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter on Jul 19 at 5:36 PM
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Beyond 440

Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) speaks with ex-Korg engineer Tatsuya Takahasi on their collaboration on the monologue, microtuning, geometry and dreams. Plus new Aphex Twin track 'Korg Funk 5' using exclusively Korg synths. Double plus: 'AI Synths'
posted by fearfulsymmetry to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 4:43 AM
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Best vegan entrees good at room temperature

I'm going to a barbecue, and I expect to be the only vegan there. When I google vegan potlucks, most of the entrees I find seem like they're best served warm. I want to bring something that will be good at room temperature and (a) will give me something to eat, (b) will taste good to omnivores, and (c) is not super labor intensive. Also, I really don't want to draw attention to my diet. Further picky details below.
posted by FencingGal to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 5:51 PM
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To become a reality, UBI needs to get detailed and stop being oversold

In a little over a decade, basic income has gone from an idea about as fringe as #FullCommunism to something that could be benefiting 1.2 billion people imminently. It’s an astonishing rise. But the very speed with which basic income took off has led the debate over it to become confused in a deep way. And it’s particularly confused among its proponents, a group in which I include myself. [SLVox]
posted by Chrysostom to MetaFilter on Jul 18 at 8:10 AM
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"an occasional draft will look like a passing cloud"

A demonstration of Schlieren photography, which makes minute changes in air's index of refraction visible, allowing us to see air that is moving or that contains gases that would otherwise be invisible. A segment from a Science Channel program has some additional examples and some explanation.
posted by Copronymus to MetaFilter on Jul 18 at 8:30 AM
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Nuclear waste in St. Louis

"A short version of the story: there’s a landfill, there’s a fire, there’s nuclear waste left over from the Manhattan Project. People are dying of rare cancers."
posted by Lycaste to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 4:49 PM
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folks, all of us here are the kind of people whose favorite thing to do on the internet is hang out on a community weblog designed in the late nineties where image posting is disabled. if the Democrats come up with a slogan that we like, that is probably the worst slogan for them to use. [view]
posted by prize bull octorok to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 11:44 AM
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chris24: "At first, it was 'Well yeah, this is the guy we elected. He'll learn, he'll learn.' And you just don't see that happening." Wait a moment, you have to back up a few months. It's not just "we elected this guy," it's "we backed this guy, or didn't do enough to punch his candidacy full of holes when he ran,... [more]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 7:35 AM
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My favorite was in that NYTimes interview where he impersonates his granddaughter and Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking to each other and LITERALLY does the whole stereotypical "ching chong ching" shit. Unfuckingbelieveable, this guy. Unbelievably, inconcievably, there's even more than that. From the piece: ARABELLA... [more]
posted by penduluum to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 7:14 AM
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My actual point has little to do with whether or not Al Gore invented the internet. Right, but if you're going to fight them on this ground, you can still win, because it's true. Al Gore never claimed he invented the Internet, and two of the computer scientists who arguably did help "invent" the Internet, Vint Cerf and Bob... [more]
posted by biogeo to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 3:07 PM
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posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter on Jul 18 at 1:22 PM
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Regarding Gaz Errant's link to the Nearly half of liberals don’t even like to be around Trump supporters piece, all I have to say is: No Fuckin' Shit. One of the subtexts of this article seemed to be: zomg guys, look how intolerant liberals are, all the while discounting the context of what might lead someone to feel that way.... [more]
posted by Excommunicated Cardinal to MetaFilter on Jul 21 at 11:08 AM
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I was so relieved to get out of that industry. Burn it down This. I'm scheduled for hip surgery Wednesday, after 3 years of pain. After 3 doctors and 2 rounds of PT, I finally got the right diagnosis: torn labrum and hip dysplasia. I'm having "hip preservation" surgery to delay/avoid total hip replacement (a more expensive and... [more]
posted by ImproviseOrDie to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 6:00 AM
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You can tell he went through his talking points very quickly at the beginning of that Times interview. He starts out sounding very reasonable, articulate and calm. He was defensive, but considering that initial topic (health care) and the person that's to be expected. His answers sound exactly as you'd expect someone who had been coached, trained... [more]
posted by zarq to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 7:47 AM
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Crack-pot holistic medicine killed my aunt. She was college educated, funny and caring. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and rather than undergo a mastectomy, chemo and radiation she listened to a loon who instructed her to rub black salve on her breast. Her oncologist begged her to have the mastectomy and she ignored him. She literally... [more]
posted by photoslob to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 12:24 PM
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Eat a bowl of dicks, for-profit health insurance industry. I hope I live long enough to see you die the death you so richly deserve. posted by ImproviseOrDie at 6:00 AM on Ju Surgeon here. I really want to type a lengthy response to this, but I'm on my phone and I don't have time at the moment. Suffice it to say, I agree... [more]
posted by robstercraw to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 7:08 AM
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A young Dalek and his father are in a terrible car accident. The father is killed instantly; the Dalek, very close to death, is rushed to the emergency room. The attending Doctor takes one look at the patient and says, "I can't operate on this Dalek." Why not? (ANSWER: The Doctor is still grappling with her predecessors' memories of... [more]
posted by Iridic to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 9:27 AM
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"Don can’t do any deals, because he’ll be overly scrutinized." TRANSLATION: Donny Junior can't do any deals because he's incapable of completing any transaction which abides by regulatory law [view]
posted by mightygodking to MetaFilter on Jul 20 at 8:51 AM
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I don't understand how banking and finance are so big and so powerful when so much of it so ineptly done. The documentation is the job, the documentation is the business. There isn't anything else. The application, the creditworthiness, the loan, the payments, the repayments, the default - none of it has any underlying physical... [more]
posted by Western Infidels to MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 7:58 PM
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[Hello friends. "Must the Democrats go more lefty", it's a fascinating question, let's imagine now that we have a website with thousands upon thousands of comments going over and over and over this question in exhausting eyewatering detail for the last say 18 months, which you can peruse at your leisure when you feel like re-living those... [more]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter on Jul 18 at 2:56 PM
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This is why police body cams must stream full-time to a network share that's escrowed by civilian authorities. They are fucking useless if the cops control access. If your body cam isn't working, you're not a cop. Period. You're a dude who shot some woman in an alley, and you don't get a police union lawyer, and you don't get to wear... [more]
posted by Etrigan to MetaFilter on Jul 17 at 7:29 AM
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It's a little-known fact that the TARDIS actually runs on the tears of fragile masculinity. [view]
posted by olinerd to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 9:07 AM
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I'm in the East Midlands of England Oh. Oh no! This changes everything. I was assuming you were in the US. If you're in England, this is absolutely part of some complicated murder plot. Do not eat this chocolate and immediately call your local quirky and cantankerous Detective Inspector. You know, the one with the odd hobby or unusual... [more]
posted by Naberius to Ask MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 7:37 AM
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Said it before and I'll say it again, it's very weird and disconcerting to be frequently agreeing with Jennifer Rubin. But if nothing else, Trump has been a filter between relatively sane, comparatively decent Rs and the racist, fascist nutjobs of the majority. The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr. Let me suggest the real... [more]
posted by chris24 to MetaFilter on Jul 15 at 8:01 AM
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@Delta: @AnnCoulter We're sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30. (cont.) @AnnCoulter Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary. [view]
posted by zachlipton to MetaFilter on Jul 16 at 4:08 PM
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@phranqueigh: I feel like every time a Trump employee quits, Oompa Loompas should appear & sing a song to teach us about the perils of gluttony & greed. [view]
posted by numaner to MetaFilter on Jul 21 at 12:51 PM
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