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Jul 12 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review.
Would it surprise you, Raindrop, to know that the military have used photography to document their actions for as as there's been photography? Sketch artists and painters too. A big part of their use of these mediums is to try to capture iconic images such as this, images to stir emotion and create an image of great heroism. Why should the people who protest against the militarization of the police not do this as well? Why should people who want to hold public servants to account not also be allowed that power?
Jul 11 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review.
As a former art history major I can't tell you how much I love this post. On a pop culture note I thought her perfectly level chin and dress flowing out behind her made her look like Superman. A hero facing down mere mortals.
Jun 14 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on The Morning News: More on Orlando, How Seattle Can Protect Hospitality Workers, and a History of Oysters.
@9 - the Palm Beach Post has an interview with the Imam at the mosque the shooter attended in which he expresses both horror at the shootings and an anti-ISIS viewpoint for his teachings. While it's certainly true that all three of the Abrahamic religions have anti-LGBTQ factions, the Imam sounds more moderate than, say, Ted Cruz.…
Jun 12 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on Invitation Declined.
Explaining LGBTQ to kids is the simplest damn thing in the world. "Different people like different things." "Different people look different ways." There. We're done. See how easy that was? But how the fuck am I supposed to explain why people who were minding their own goddamn business were slaughtered where they stood? How do I explain that fucking shit? How do I tell a little kid that innocent people can be taken from their friends and families in the blink of an eye? THAT is the fucked up shit I can't explain. THAT is the obscenity.
Jun 8 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on One of Muhammed Ali's Most Curious Pronouncements.
"It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it." - Carl Sagan
May 26 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on Smart Meter Companies Sue Local Activist and City to Block Disclosure of Security Audits.
@1 - here is an entertaining and terrifying article that will give you an idea of how badly companies are bungling security for the Internet of Things, and how most of them would rather attack researchers than deal with their own problems. I have no fear whatsoever of smart meters as objects, but poor security on wireless devices is going to lead to trouble sooner or later.…
May 23 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on Tony Perkins' Youth Pastor Watch.
Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, dude, but at least it's an ethos. An ethos against boating regulations.
Mar 29 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on The Morning News: Sound Transit 3 Gets a Signal Boost, West Seattle Tree Cutters Turn Themselves In.
Some years ago here in Vancouver a lady was convicted of poisoning a number of large trees to force their removal and thus improve her view. She had to pay a fine, and she also had to pay a very large amount to purchase a bunch of fairly mature trees to replace the ones she'd ruined. Plus of course the public humiliation. Seemed an appropriate punishment to me.
Mar 25 teamcanada'sforgottenpassword commented on Good Morning! Everyone Is Talking About Where Ted Cruz's Penis Has Been!.
@20, she was also a staffer on Cruz's Senate campaign. There are some good photos of her looking at Cruz adoringly.