NASA releases time-lapse of the disappearing Arctic polar ice cap
From the article: NASA posted this video to YouTube with this description, “Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. In this animation, where the ice cover almost looks gelatinous as it pulses through the seasons, cryospheric scientist Dr…

I’ve been shot in combat. And as a veteran, I’m telling you: allowing teachers to be armed is an asinine idea

Please read.

No, really. Please read it. I can’t even beleive we’re having this ridiculous conversation.
From the article: After the most recent school shooting, NC State Rep. Larry Pittman said he wanted to work with police to train teachers and allow them to carry weapons at school. As an Army veteran, I’ve been in close quarter combat and can tell you this is not the answer. It will only cause more death and destruct…

Trump wants to cut back on food stamps for the poor and substitute with packaged food deliveries

I would like to point out that, in addition to all of the logistical, nutritional, economic, and social issues this presents, this is precisely the opposite of “small government”.

And this is being proposed by a “Republican” administration. So, y’know. First they did away with truth. Now they’re just throwing all pretense of ideology out the window as well.

Please file under #precursertotyrannny
From the article: The food delivery program would replace about half of food stamp benefits for households that qualify for the boxes.

Episode: Don’t Let Him Wipe or Flush | Harmontown

MEN OF FACEBOOK. will you spare 7 minutes to listen to Dan Harmon be real and human and apologize like he means it?

18:39. it will make you a better person. i promise.

(women, it’s definitely worth listening to. possibly triggering. but it may give you some hope.)
From the article: Episode: Don’t Let Him Wipe or Flush 01.10.2018Podcasts play pause stop mute unmute Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. We hear about the drunk driver that hit Dan’s house, plus Jeff’s trip to India. Ev…

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter – The Everywhereist

Read me.
From the article: I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter Posted on Jan 10, 2018 47 Posted in: Nothing to Do With Travel, Personal Essay Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s se…

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

merry christmas eve eve!

did you buy presents from china this year? i’m not one for condemning whole countries, but maybe let’s try not feed this particular beast next year, eh? not that that will stop it. yikes. this madness is TOO REAL.

#blackmirrorIRL #socialscoring #bigbrotherisjudgingyou
From the article: The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents