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Oct 8, 2018 • 43 tweets • 22 min read
1. I just saw the footage that’s being spread around from a protest in Portland on Saturday that people are claiming shows antifa directing traffic and yelling a drivers who won’t comply.
2. I spent 5 minutes Googling and reading news articles to find out that the protesters seem to have been part of a protest following a fatal police shooting on 9/30/18 in which some claim the man was unarmed. Police say he was armed.
1. Kept my friend company in line at the #HelloKitty Cafe Truck East today. It’s basically a store on wheels. 2. My friend got in line around 9:45. We still had to wait more than an hour to get to the front. When we left the line was to the end of the building. #HelloKitty
Sep 27, 2018 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
1. A friend was on a jury that tried to convict people who may or may not have been guilty (a doctor and nurse practitioner). She was the lone hold out that resulted in a hung jury despite tremendous pressure from fellow jurors to change her vote.
2. But she’s a mathematician and highly analytical and said the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they were guilty of the charges. At a 2nd trial they were acquitted. If my friend had been more susceptible to peer pressure they would be in jail.
Sep 20, 2018 • 18 tweets • 5 min read
1. I saw an old tweet from a white feminist today that said something to the effect that she was totally willing for “some” men who haven’t done anything to go down in pursuit of dismantling the patriarchy.
2. I am not linking or screencapping since I want to discuss this idea, not encourage harassment of her. She is far from the first/last/only feminist to express this idea.
Sep 20, 2018 • 90 tweets • 31 min read
1. A bunch of people have asked me if I’ve taken a look at the Data & Society report, “Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube”. datasociety.net/output/alterna…2. People familiar with the work of some of the YouTubers included in the infographic are calling foul, as are some of the “influencers" who have been included.
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
1. Poll has closed! Thanks to everyone who voted & participated in the discussion. I found it really interesting. I'm actually a little surprised by how close the yes & no results are.
2. Of the people I heard from it seemed like there were some who felt that belief in ghosts was incompatible with reason & skepticism and therefore incompatible with atheism, which should have skepticism at its root.
"Where there is a sense of access to special knowledge of the intentions or thoughts of others."
Sep 17, 2018 • 45 tweets • 13 min read
1. I wonder how many of the people railing against The New York Review of Books for publishing Jian Ghomeshi’s essay are so perfect as to have never made a mistake? nybooks.com/articles/2018/…2. It’s certainly hard to know how to read the essay—are these the deep realizations of a man who has truly reflected on the ways in which he had dysfunctional relationships with women or the polished words of an expert manipulator?
Sep 15, 2018 • 54 tweets • 23 min read
1. I recently talked about churnalism that resulted from a Reddit AMA but I didn’t share all the articles that it generated or track exactly how the story spread en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churnalism
2. In this thread I will trace the path that the story of Evergreen’s abysmal enrollment projections took after Heterodox Academy posted a blog post written by Evergreen faculty member, Mike Paros.
Sep 15, 2018 • 21 tweets • 4 min read
1. A short story about treating strangers like crap. 💩📖
Yesterday I went to a hospital in downtown Boston for a physical therapy appointment. It was my first time going there in the morning.
2. I arrived at the parking garage on time to still be on time for my appointment but to my dismay, when I entered the ramp for the subterranean garage I discovered that traffic was backed up almost to the entrance. I was going to be late.
Sep 10, 2018 • 26 tweets • 17 min read
1. @BenjaminABoyce has been prolific in documenting the aftermath of the 2016–2017 protests at his alma mater, The Evergreen State College, with his #ExposéEvergreen series, a play on the protesters’ hashtag, ExposeEvergreen.
@BenjaminABoyce 2. In his latest student interview he talks with Thomas Hadley about problems in the Fall 2018 Mediaworks program (what Evergreen calls classes), around which there had been social media drama that kicked off the massive May 2017 protests… evergreen.edu/catalog/offeri…
I’m doing this thread so I can link to it in another thread. This is a list of Tim Pool (@timcast) & Emily Molli’s (@momesmolli) coverage from their February–March 2017 Sweden trip in response to President Trump’s “last night in Sweden” remarks. Dates are upload dates.
The playlist is here but it’s not in chronological order. My list is chronological.
Sep 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
1. Six Evergreen State faculty used school vehicles (state resources) to transport students to a farm protest in 2017. A complaint was filed with Evergreen and the faculty were "strongly reprimanded".
1. So I’ve been wondering for over a year whatever happened to Robert Kerekes, the then 53-year-old NJ man who phoned in a massacre threat to Evergreen State College on Thursday, 6/1/17 after the protests went viral online & were reported on by MSM. kiro7.com/news/local/thr…2. I haven’t been able to find any media coverage of Kerekes’ case since July 2017 when a judge sent him for a mental health evaluation. He had no criminal record but had been found incompetent in a 1984 trespassing case. dailyrecord.com/story/news/cri…
Sep 2, 2018 • 90 tweets • 31 min read
1. This thread examines Andy Ngo’s piece in the WSJ about his recent trip to the UK where he visited Muslim majority neighborhoods in London (Tower Hamlets, Leyton) & Luton (probably Bury Park) and the ensuing outrage. archive.is/5dP1h
1. The Verge, Sarah Jeong's current employer, has published an "interim edition" of "The Internet of Garbage" because it's "gone out of print". It's been available at the Internet Archive. I read it earlier this month and live tweeted my reading.
1. A couple of people sent me @meghan_daum's latest (h/t @kittypurrzog). It's a 28 minute read but I finally got through it and although I haven't been through a divorce in the past few years, so much of what she wrote is familiar.
2. If you missed the story:
- Young woman tweets about getting NASA internship using the phrase “EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP”.
- Homer Hickham, who trained the first Japanese astronauts, sees tweets, comments on use of language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Hic…