Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #society

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""The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" When the Anti-Choice Choose" #abortion #hypocrisy #Horrible #sad #politics #society #religion #pub
"Most people are happy with restrictions on free speech, as restrictions on free speech nearly always criminalize unpopular speech. I would LOVE to be able to throw people in prison whenever I disagree with them." #politics #freedom #free_speech #society #comment #insightful #pub
"George Orwell's Prelude on Politics Is The Mind Killer" #politics #essay #George_Orwell #nationalism #circlejerk #society #pub
" In particular, prosecutors have reported feeling pressured to provide DNA evidence even when eyewitness testimony is available.[10]" Have to check the citation but why not mention how unreliable eyewitness accounts can be and the devastating consequences (people wrongly being found guilty and general perception that human memory and testimony is reliable) #justice_system #society #pub
"What is happening in this primary is just a distillation of what’s been happening inside their party for more than a decade. I mean, the reason that many of their voters are responding is because this is what’s been fed through the messages they’ve been sending for a long time — that you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal. That the other side isn’t simply wrong, or we just disagree, we want to take a different approach, but the other side is destroying the country, or treasonous. I mean, that’s — look it up. That’s what they’ve been saying. So they can’t be surprised when somebody suddenly looks and says, you know what, I can do that even better. I can make stuff up better than that. I can be more outrageous than that. I can insult people even better than that. I can be even more uncivil. I mean, conservative outlets have been feeding their base constantly the notion that everything is a disaster, that everybody else is to blame, that Obamacare is destroying the country. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. It’s not, we disagree with this program, we think we can do it better — it’s, oh, this is a crisis! So if you don’t care about the facts, or the evidence, or civility, in general in making your arguments, you will end up with candidates who will say just about anything and do just about anything. And when your answer to every proposal that I make, or Democrats make is no, it means that you’ve got to become more and more unreasonable because that’s the only way you can say no to some pretty reasonable stuff. And then you shouldn’t be surprised when your party ultimately has no ideas to offer at all." #politics #culture #society #best_of #quotes #pub
"Consider actress Anna Kendrick, who has publicly bemoaned the effect of RBF on her life. “When she was younger, directors would say, ‘Why don’t you smile more, you need to smile more, you don’t seem like you’re very happy,’” Macbeth said. “That’s something that’s expected from women far more than it’s expected from men, and there’s a lot of anecdotal articles and scientific literature on that. So RBF isn’t necessarily something that occurs more in women, but we’re more attuned to notice it in women because women have more pressure on them to be happy and smiley and to get along with others.” #gender_equality #gender_roles #interesting #quirky #sociology #society #culture #norms #pub
"The cache of emails shared with Newsweek date between 2014 and 2016, and included 67 sent from Microsoft, 63 sent from Amazon email accounts and dozens more sent from some of Seattle’s premier tech companies and others based elsewhere but with offices in Seattle, including T-Mobile and Oracle, as well as many local, smaller tech firms. The men who sent the emails have not been charged, and Newsweek is not identifying them. Authorities have seized records from only a fraction of the area’s hundreds of brothels and illicit massage parlors. A law enforcement source familiar with the cases says the emails reflect just a tiny percentage of the business tech sector men bring to brothels with names like Golden Blossom, AsianCandy777 and 7HeavenofAsia. Authorities also say that trafficked Asian women service hundreds of men each day in Seattle." #@@bman #silicon_valley #culture #society #fucked_up #sex_trade #pub