Category Archives: politics

Ideology Club

Nevada Family Alliance: That Body Cams for Teachers Group (curmudgucation.blogspot.com) The first rule of Ideology Club is anyone who claims someone else is pushing their ideology on others is trying to push their own ideology without admitting it’s an ideology. The second rule of Ideology Club is anyone who claims someone else is pushing their ideology on others is trying to push their own ideology without admitting it’s an ideology. Yeah, I know it’s not as catchy as the source material, but that doesn’t make…

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Owned

How YouTube Screws Small Creators (slippedisc.com)Victory Over False Copyright Claim! (The Piano Keys on youtube.com) I’ve been wanting to do more on my Twitch channel than just play video games for a while now. Some of the streamers I support on there do “chill streams,” where they write or craft or work on other things, while creating a welcoming atmosphere for others to do the same through music and casual conversation. That feels like something more suited to my skills (and desires) than playing video…

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America’s Summer of Discontent

To twist an old joke, what’s worse than a year with a US presidential election? A year with two US presidential elections. On the one hand, thinking about going through two national-level election days in a single calendar year is somewhat mitigated by the fact that our political and infotainment spheres have wrenched us to a point where we’re perpetually in a national election cycle all the time now, as can be easily seen by the cornucopia of news stories about who might run for…

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Loss Upon Loss

Is Learning “Lost” When Kids Are Out of School? (alfiekohn.org) One of the most infuriating aspects of American big business is its seemingly deliberate ignorance of how much better well-rested employees work. Case study after case study in Europe shows how employees who aren’t forced to work as long as Americans in a given week, and who get much more vacation time than what is typical here, not only get a lot more done per hour on the job, but even a lot more done…

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The Thaw

Although last month’s polar vortex wasn’t as difficult to get through as the spell of beyond-frigid weather we had here a couple of years ago, having to deal with a prolonged period of super-cold temperatures was still incredibly difficult. What makes matters worse is that because of the pandemic, I didn’t have to leave my apartment at all during that time, so the cold weather really wasn’t a burden to me on a practical level. Psychologically, though, I couldn’t wait for the polar vortex to…

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