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November 03 2017

Over the course of my career, I have shrugged off things that horrify me now. I learned to push through the routine humiliation. As an ambitious woman, I often ran an internal calculation about how much “trouble” I was willing to make. Should I fight about the story I want to do or the unwelcome remark about my legs? Time and time again, I went with the former. If I hadn’t, I don’t know if I would have been as successful. I’m not ashamed about wanting a career, but I can’t look back at some of my actions without wincing.
Lizzie O’Leary Describes Sexual Harassment in Journalism

November 02 2017

My dad works for Lockheed Martin, and they want to essentially let Trump’s transition team know that they’re ready, available, and happy to provide info about defense acquisition and sustainment. So to discuss policy. But they can’t reach out to Trump’s team — the team would have to reach out to them. So I’ve got an email with info that would be amazing if passed on to the right people. Again — if this is not your cup of tea, totally forget I asked. I’m only asking bc it’s my dad.
Paul Manafort’s Daughter Texted Friends About How Tight Her Dad Was With Trump | HuffPost
You do wonder,” Ms. Crooks said, “how can the country forget about us?
Trump’s Female Accusers Feel Forgotten. A Lawsuit May Change That. - The New York Times
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ericgeller:

not-all-the-prayers:

The West Wing + tumblr text posts (38/?)

i identify with josh on a level deeper than words can express

November 01 2017

tikkunolamorgtfo:

tariqah:

Not to be that gal but Winona (you know which one) has been someone who has been constantly vilified by Hollywood int he past 1 and a half decade to see her rise in limelight again with Stranger Things is like exhilarating after everything but also I wanna point out the fact that before all these leaks and all Winona very openly spoke about people like Johnny Depp being abusive assholes and Mel Gibson being an anti Semitic and homophobic bastard so like, half of the people who are now writing reports on Hollywood abuse scandals made fun of her claims or belittled her before

‘I was with my friend, who’s gay. [Mel Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about “oven dodgers,” but I didn’t get it [right away],’ Ryder admits of the slur, an ugly reference to the gas chambers employed to murder millions of Jewish prisoners at the camps during the Holocaust. “I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, “He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.” No one believed me!’

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With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

Like the United States, Germany is grappling with fake news and hate speech and what to do about it. For decades, it has banned incitement, defamation, and phrases and symbols from the Nazi era.

But the lines have been a lot murkier when the offenses in question are on the Internet.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition tried to address the discrepancy this year with a controversial “Network Enforcement Law,” which the German parliament passed on June 30, and which quietly went into effect on Oct. 1.

Under the measure — touted by many as the toughest law of its kind in the Western world — social media companies that have at least 2 million users in Germany, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, can be fined as much as 50 million euros ($58.3 million) if they fail to delete comments and posts that are deemed to violate German law. In clear-cut cases, the time that the platforms have to remove the offending material can be as little as 24 hours.

Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

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Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort's daughter discuss 'blood money' and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain

“He is a sick f—ing tyrant,” Andrea appears to have said to Bond about her father. “And we keep showing up and dancing for him. … We just keep showing up and eating the lobster. Nothing changes.”

 I’m with her

October 30 2017

I understand the discomfort with what some people perceive to be perhaps an uninformed celebrity pontificating,” Whitford said. “But, you know, we have a profoundly uninformed celebrity as president of the United States, so if you voted for him, you can’t say that.
Bradley Whitford embraces ObamaCare outreach after Trump cuts | TheHill
n the past year, I decreased my usage of the apps fairly significantly. A dear friend of mine and fellow tech-centric writer and creative, Lori, coined the term “appstinence,” for when we go through spurts of either deleting the dating apps or not using them at all.
How swiping ruined online dating - Vox

October 29 2017

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R to L: Kurt Cobain, informed consent, meow Ze Dong (not pictured, george zorros)

October 27 2017

The whipped cream is lavender and it’s heartbreakingly beautiful.
Starbucks’ Zombie Frappuccino Review - Zombie Frap Why

October 26 2017

We found that approximately 15% of the users active in the political conversation one month prior to the 2016 election were likely bots,” Ferrara said, “and they were responsible to about one in five such political tweets (nearly 20%).
This new Twitter account hunts for bots that push political opinions — Quartz

While discussing proposed amendments to the Agricultural Guest Worker Act of 2017, which would would cap the number of guest workers at 450,000, Issa said: “Amendments have consequences, and what I find a little bit frightening about this amendment is the naïveté of the gentle lady from Washington.”

Later, Jayapal responded: “If that is naive, as my distinguished colleague from California suggests, then perhaps we should all go back to being naïve and actually fight for our constituents and fight for the rights that make this country great.”

Dem Lawmaker Calls Out GOP Congressman for ‘Mansplaining’

October 25 2017

The men are gone, women are in charge, and they are not to be reckoned with.
‘Godless’ Trailer: Netflix Welcomes Viewers To ‘No Man’s Land’
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But what he hadn’t considered was that he was presenting something he’d done as a side project to a room full of engineers who considered this their life’s work.

This Former Tesla Recruiter’s Most Revealing Interview | Fast Company


and what that room full of engineers didn’t realize is that not everyone gets to do their life’s work from the jump

October 24 2017

this year they crack the top-20, edging out storied families like the Busches, Mellons and Rockefellers.

How did the Sacklers build the 16th-largest fortune in the country? The short answer: making the most popular and controversial opioid of the 21st century – OxyContin.

Purdue, 100% owned by the Sacklers, has generated estimated sales of more than $35 billion since releasing its time-released, supposedly addiction-proof version of the painkiller oxycodone back in 1995. Its annual revenues are about $3 billion, still mostly from OxyContin.

The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families


awesome. these folks totally deserve a tax cut

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