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  • 5:36 pm on May 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    We could be in the middle of a long con to bring establishment republicans (ryan, etc) to head the executive with widespread bipartisan, broad based support and figures like mcmaster, comey et al are priebus plants to exacerbate the “anyone but trump omg pls” feeling in the public.

    This is such an undesirable looking impeachment

     
  • 2:34 pm on May 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Today i assigned myself to open doors for the polls for the la elections. The idea was to get to bed at 10pm, but as a result of poor planNing (…) I ended up sleeping at 2am, thinking “im so fucked”.

    Still managed to get up at 5:15am, went to office, helped with table layouts, did some housekeeping, and figured instead of working straight from 5am to 9pm like back in the day, given we have support staff for election questions, i should go sleep and round down the work hours to 8. S

    There was a bus stop right innfront kf the office, probably the 204. But i couldnt see it clearly, and started walking, passed under a bridge, went to a bus station but found no posts indiciating tje bus i needed, and walked back, all lost.. till i called an uber, i think.

    Then i woke up, and it suddently dawned on me that no such poll closing had happened. It was still 2pm. Very confusing.

     
  • 12:19 am on April 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Thanks a lot twitter, really considerate of you

     
  • 11:30 pm on April 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    I have zero problem with agents of shield throwing stones at 45th. I will take inspiration from where i can.

     
  • 12:27 pm on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Huh, weird. The difficulties of a service+organizing organization where the non-politicized public views the org as a good thing because of the serivce and is puzzled by its (“useless”) engagement in organizing, could be similar to (I imagine) challenges in more established unions where the union is nicely providing various workplace benefits from the employer to its members, but its nonpoliticized members have a hard time justifying the other side of the union – resources spent in political action and the broader union movement and organizing.

     
  • 12:53 am on April 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Why are Japanese and Koreans obsessed with blood types?

    In the years leading to World War 2, among western innovation Japan brought from Europe was eugenics, the idea that whites were superior to other races and that this was what led to the unparalleled industrial development and military domination of the west through the recent centuries. Japanese thinkers tinkered with it, and some if survives in the form of geodeterminism – many in Korea and Japan are still buying the “blacks and other third world peoples were lazy because they lived in the jungle where food (bananas) was plentiful, at your hand’s reach, but European northerners, specifically British and Germans had to work hard to survive, which led to the Protestant work ethic”. This thought appears unashamedly in popular “educational” quick reads or cartoons, newspaper editorials, and live in the folk lore – 20 to 40 year men share it over drinks as a “wisdom of life that those too politically correct are afraid to tell you”.

    Ultimately however, eugenics put the Yellow Race below whites, so it didn’t serve the rapidly militarizing Japanese empire’s agenda. Blood type theory was Eugenics 2.0, a mainstream-friendly transformation. The basic premise goes: “because ABs can’t donate blood to any other group, they are selfish. Os can donate to everyone, so they are more generous.” Then A and B were each assigned the psychotic and hysteric types (not sure where that came from), and boom a plausible explanation of blood type linked to personality was born. Sure, if you bring up Nazi theory int public discourse it’s scandalous and wrong. But fake science that explains personality types, work colleage compatibility, romantic compatibility in a society that was still not quite convinced on what was exactly wrong with Hitler? A lasting, blockbuster ideological success.

    It’s not an innocent East Asian eccentricism. When Nazism has his ideological revival in East Asia, we’ll look into its roots and I bet somewhere somehow we are going to find the blood personality type theory among the sources of poison. So keep brewing it on, folks, like it’s some innocent fun curiosity. Hitler will be pleased.

     
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