Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Links and Thinks - Feb 20

On temporarily deactivating Facebook and Twitter

So far, I like it. I hadn't realized that I felt a bit obliged to be on social media, and that included an obligation to interact with everyone who was officially part of my community, so it's an unexpected relief in some ways. But I also miss it—I've always loved venting with friends, and suspect that's on the short list of things I would count as human nature.

I can't say I've broken my online habit, though. I've redirected it today by focusing on Quora, where I asked Should Black Lives Matter change its name to Poor Lives Matter?

Miscellaneous thoughts

The world would be a much nicer place if everyone remembered that other people are real.

Anything that claims to be the only thing you need to read about a subject is propaganda.

links

I'm a Sanders supporter, but I like Basic Income as a way to help people until we have socialism, so I'm noting this as a useful resource: The Freedom Dividend - Andrew Yang for President

Remember: Guns don't kill people. Dogs with guns kill people. German hunter shot by dog refused gun license | News | DW | 19.02.2019 (Other cases mentioned in the article.)

DONALD HARRIS SLAMS HIS DAUGHTER SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS FOR FRAUDULENTLY STEREOTYPING JAMAICANS AND ACCUSES HER OF PLAYING IDENTITY POLITICS - Jamaica Global Online

United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote - Wikipedia

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