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October 17th, 2018


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[galaxies]
07:08 pm
G A L A X I E S
a space/sci-fi gpsl
NAVIGATION

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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"They [Russia] learned what anyone watching 20th century U.S. history would have learned: that while working through left wing and nonwhites activists will get you under permanent FBI surveillance and hostility, working with banksters and right wing supremacists will leave you literally getting away with murder." -- CP, Lawyers, Guns, and Money, comments [thanks to [info] realinterrobang for quoting this earlier]


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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"I wish I knew how to fold an origami construction crane. I'd fold my thousand and look on in blank incomprehension when someone told me I was doing it wrong." -- Helmut Monotreme, Alicublog, comments [thanks to [info] realinterrobang for quoting this earlier]


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October 16th, 2018


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03:23 pm - Supernatural High School RP
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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

Not all immigrants are treated equally or being targeted by immigration agents. For example, there are approximately 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the U.S., as CNN reported, yet they are not facing the threat of police raids and deportations. 'If this was about immigration, then the undocumented Irish and European folks would be a part of the roundups,' Oso said. 'The people being deported are from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. So, this is about keeping America white, not making America great.'

"She also said that 'the roots of the anti-immigration movement are directly rooted to white nationalism and the white citizens councils, and are related to maintaining the white power structure in narrowly defining who is American and is free to live in the country.'"

-- David Love, quoting Tia Oso, national organizer for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, in the Atlanta Black Star, 2017-03-20 [I'm pretty sure I got the link to this from someone else on Dreamwidth, but it took me so long to get around to reading it and copying the bit I wanted to quote, that now I can't find the link to it that I followed to get there.]


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October 15th, 2018


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"There are some things that are as basic and as structural in history, and if we don't know these things, we are in danger of destroying ourselves and our world. Discerning the signs of history, will tell us first that evil carries the seed of its own destruction. That is just as true as the rising and setting of the sun." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1929-01-15, d. 1968-04-04), "Discerning the Signs of History", 1964-11-15


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October 14th, 2018


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"When you believe 'boys will be boys,' you raise men that are boys." -- wife of BallsOut (@bjcreigh), 2018-09-25

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October 11th, 2018


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[innkeepers]
08:09 pm
[info]innkeepers! Holds open on October 13th! Feel free to chat on our chatter post.

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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Rereading Lord of the Rings 10 years later, only to realize that the Ring is my smartphone." [photo of an ebook reader follows, displaying the following snippet from Tolkein]

Bilbo drew his hand over his eyes. 'I am sorry,' he said. 'But I felt so queer. And yet it would be a relief in a way not to be bothered with it any more. It has been so growing on my mind lately. Sometimes I have felt it was like an eye looking at me. And I am always wanting to put it on and disappear, dom't you know; or wondering if it is safe, and pulling it out to make sure. I tried locking it up, but I found I couldn't rest without it in my pocket. I don't know why. And I don't seem able to make up my mind.'

-- the artistic side of Somesanity (@flysanityfly), 2018-09-22

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dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"Rapists, sexual assaulters, and those who protect them will tell us that they are not unique, that all men act like they do -- with violence. They tell us that to try to convince us it's true, and unfortunately, sometimes, they succeed.

"They are wrong. They are lying. They are trying to normalize something that is not normal, because if they can normalize it, they can't be held accountable for their terrible acts. Choosing to rape isn't normal. Assault is not an inherent quality of being a man. It is vital that we identify this behavior and never de-stigmatize it, never accept those who want us to believe it's the status quo."

-- Maura Quint, 2018-10-04 [thanks to [info] - personal osewalrus for linking to this.]


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dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"In a perfect world, I don't think it [one's sexual orientation] is anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted." -- Anderson Cooper

[Today is National Coming Out Day. Coming out seems to be less of a big deal nowadays in a general, abstract sense, but it can still be a huge thing personally, and not everyone can afford to, or feels they can afford to come out. There's been progress; there's room for more. Visibility is still important. Me, I'm a trans woman who loves women. People don't assiciate me with closets, but not everyone has been kept up to date on shifts in my identity, status, and presentation, so here I am: this is me, Daphne-who-was-d'Glenn. I'm not above using Coming-Out Day as catching-up day. :-) ]


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October 10th, 2018


dglenn
05:33 am - QotD

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood. The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific, and religious freedom have always been nonconformists. In any cause that concerns the progress of mankind, put your faith in the nonconformist!" -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1929-01-15, d. 1968-04-04), Strength to Love, 1963


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October 9th, 2018


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Those who can, do. Those who understand, teach." -- Lee S. Shulman, "Those who understand: Knowledge growth in teaching", Educational Researcher vol. 15, no. 2, February 1986 (pp. 4-14)

additional context and a longer form of the quotation, for the curious )

Wikiquote notes that the short form is often attributed to Aristotle -- and that's how I first saw it, but it didn't sound right, so I went to Qikiquote to check, and found there a helpful link to the paper it's from.


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October 8th, 2018


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"The court's strength as an institution of American governance depends on people believing it has a certain kind of legitimacy -- on people believing it's not simply just an extension of politics, that its decision making has a kind of integrity to it. If people don't believe that, they have no reason to accept what the court does." -- US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, 2018-09-27

[Sorry I don't have a Thanksgiving quote for my Canadian friends today.]


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October 7th, 2018


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

Skin Horse, 2018-10-01:

Dr. Virginia Lee:  You're a very bad man.
Dr. Ao[*] Oh, no, I'm really a very good man. But in reality, good men must make hard choices.

Selected comments

adam:  There are no hard choices. There are merely choices that make good men into bad men with excuses.
 
awgiedawgie:  I disagree. Truly good men face hard choices every day. Wrong choices can turn one into a bad man. Right choices can also turn one into a good man who looks bad to the casual onlooker. But if one continues to be a good man, one will continue to face hard choices.

But in this case, I am with Dr. Lee. He is a very bad man. He may have objectives that might appear to be good on their own -- such as world peace, and a date with Virginia -- but his methods for achieving those goals are evil.
 
Bruce A Munro:  The thing is, people who talk about needing to make "hard choices" usually mean choices that will be hard on other people.

(Additional context for Dr. Ao being a very bad man here, in the 2018-09-29 strip.)

[*] Character has several identities / aliases, some of which would be spoilers for anyone who hasn't read recent strips, but in this scene he is appearing as Dr. Ao.


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October 6th, 2018


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"I can't believe it's October, and I'm still writing, 'Oh God, oh God, I'm so tired and this nightmare keeps going, Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn,' on my checks." -- K.B. Spangler, 2018-10-01 (comment is dated 2018-09-30 but is attached to the A Girl And Her Fed strip posted 2018-10-01)


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October 5th, 2018


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"The continued existence of straight women in 2018 should utterly disprove the idea that homosexuality is a choice." -- Abby Spice, Mama (@clapifyoulikeme), 2018-01-09


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