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If the US is a dysfunctional family, the media often plays the peacemaker, whose fear of confrontation derails necessary but uncomfortable discussion.

Example: allowing the Right to browbeat us into accepting extremist judges.

My latest for @RDispatches

religiondispatches.org/why-the-media-…
I suggest reading this alongside Catholic scholar @MassimoFaggioli's commentary on why the specifics of Judge Amy Coney Barret's religious beliefs are not off limits for public discussion and Senate questioning:

politico.com/news/magazine/…

#SCOTUS #FridayThoughts
I also suggest reading @AndrewLSeidel's argument for why any judge willing to accept an illegitimate nomination process is unfit to serve. Even as the GOP pushes ahead with their power grab, we must not forget that this is a coup.

religiondispatches.org/trumps-nominee…

#FridayReads #Resist
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Macaulay Culkin blows whistle on French Radio in 2017 - Internet scrubbed all evidence.
We obtained full PDF - RT & download before it's scrubbed again.

“I was like ‘Dude, I’m 11!’ and he said ‘You’re a man now."
bit.ly/2L9ldpT
#PEDOGATE #hollywoodsbleeding #FridayReads
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A thread about Gary Bettman, the NHL & how the league of denial used Todd Ewen’s case to cast doubt on a link between repeated brain injuries and CTE

Thank you to @rwesthead for covering the concussion hearing in depth

#NHL #FridayReads #CTE

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2/ The widow of Todd Ewen sued the National Hockey League on Tuesday, claiming the #NHL cynically exploited a botched analysis of her husband’s brain, which later tested positive for #CTE

Even in death, former players are not safe

#FridayFeeIing #TBI

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3/ “Unbeknownst to Kelli Ewen, Dr Lili-Naz Hazrati served as an expert witness for the #NHL in multidistrict litigation...”

"Had [Dr. Hazrati] disclosed her conflicts of interest, Kelli would never have sent Todd's brain to her” Ewen said

#Concussion

nytimes.com/2018/11/30/spo…
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#ratometer #happycustomer
#FridayFeeling #Friyay #weekend
#FridayReads

Your Responsibility as a Consumer

1. Be Aware
Gather all the information and facts available about a product or service, as well as keep abreast of changes in innovation and technology.

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2. Beware
Be alert to the quality and safety of products and services before you purchase.

3. Think Independently
Make decisions about well-considered needs and wants.

4. Speak Out
Inform manufacturers and government of your needs and expectations.

5. Be an Ethical Consumer
Be fair and never engage in dishonest practices which affect other consumers negatively.

6. Complain
Inform businesses and appropriate regulatory authorities about your dissatisfaction with a product or service, in a fair and honest manner

7. Share Experience
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From Crazy Rich Asians to Cherry, our #FridayReads:
.@jafreenmu is re-reading Tahmina Anam (@tahmima)’s novel The Bones of Grace, “a story that draws you in so deeply into the world of its characters, I'm as captivated the second time around as I was when first reading it!”
.@MLRStrategy is reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, “a light beach read that’s been perfect for summer; a love story spanning socioeconomic and class divides that plays out amongst the uber-wealth of Singaporean high society. Will see the movie next!”
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Some recommendations and recent reads from our staff: #FridayReads
.@NadxiNieto is reading Fruit of the Drunken Tree by @ingrid_rojas_c, a "stunning debut novel about violence and mythmaking that follows the lives of two women in Escobar-era Bogotá."
Julie Trebault is reading @ArmisteadMaupin's Tales of the City, a “strongly addictive saga that intertwines stories of men and women looking for sex, love, and themselves in the rousing, tolerant, and cozy atmosphere of San Francisco in the 1970s.”
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📚 It's #FridayReads time! 📚
.@fletchlivesaf is reading Dreamland by @samquinones7, an "exploration of how heroin was able to take hold of middle class America and how Purdue Pharma helped that happen."
.@SuzanneNossel is reading Mike @McFaul's Cold War Hot Peace, "a vivid insider account of his time managing US-Russia relations during the Obama Administration that offers a critical foundation for understanding how ties have further deteriorated since."
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Monday 7/9 in #NYC: Our celebration of Nelson #Mandela at 100 will feature @dolabunny @IshmaelBeah @stengel @Moore_Darnell @HISHAMTAWFIQ @AtandwaKani @LieslTommy and more. Details and tickets: symphonyspace.org/events/nelson-… via @SymphonySpace
"Mr. Mandela’s prison letters, particularly those to his family, reveal that even the most righteous cause cannot inoculate anyone from the agony of separation," writes @tayari Jones nytimes.com/2018/07/06/opi… via @nytimes
‘I Do Not Know, My Darlings, When I Will Return’: excerpts from a new volume of #Mandela's previously unpublished prison letters nytimes.com/2018/07/06/opi… #FridayReads
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Virginia Hall had a gift for languages, a sense of adventure, & wanted to join the Foreign Service.
1.usa.gov/1L2wUHw
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After attending @RPCSTweets, @BarnardCollege & pursuing additional studies in Europe, Virginia became a clerk at @USEmbassyWarsaw.
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@RPCSTweets @BarnardCollege @USEmbassyWarsaw While in Turkey, Virginia was involved in a serious hunting accident & lost her left leg below the knee.
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New Anthology:
CIA & the Wars in Southeast Asia, 1947-75
bit.ly/2dN8xEZ
#HISTINT
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Anthology discusses CIA activities in SE Asia (1947-1975) as part of @DeptofDefense 50-year commemoration of #VietnamWar
CC: @vietnamwar50th
Among the 53,000+ Americans who gave their lives, 18 were CIA officers; their sacrifices are marked by stars carved into CIA’s Memorial Wall Image
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