Novak Djokovic issued a statement regarding his #immigration status to #Australia to play #tennis in @AustralianOpen. instagram.com/p/CYnO7cDqbdj/…
How many poor people are in jails because of "administrative mistakes?" How many migrants are languishing in detention facilities or have been deported because of "administrative mistakes?" How many migrants can't actually practice their professions & instead perform much less
This is an excerpt from a report supportive of Chinese government actions in #Xinjiang#EastTurkestan. It points to an expanded #China#PRC understanding of #CT#counterterrorism#GWOT, namely "cultural security." eurispes.eu/wp-content/upl…
The 2015 Anti-Terrorism Law specifies the government’s opposition "to the use of any form of 'distorted religious doctrines' or other ideologies that incite hatred or discrimination and/or promote violence and other forms of extremism, with the aim of eradicating the ideological
Nov 15, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Convince me that artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) r the right choice for society & individuals to pursue rather than reducing environmental & other risk factors for #infertility & promotion of ethical #fostering & #adoption. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vide…
Convince me that having biological issue is worth ART's tremendous expense & medical risks.
Was watching #CLEvsKC#KCvsCLE & realized that there's more accountability in sports broadcasting for athletes who make mistakes than for politicians who led #USA into criminal, brutal wars in #Afghanistan#Iraq & elsewhere.
The @Browns punter mishandled a snap, & @Chiefs got ball deep in Cleveland territory & scored a touchdown. Immediately, broadcast feed focused on the punter, I assume so that angry Browns fans could see if he felt sufficient shame that his mistake cost his team dearly.
Sep 7, 2021 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
I'm as big a hater as the next hater, but even I want @DjokerNole to win @usopen#tennis championship & complete the calendar grand slam.
#1, no man has accomplished this for more than 5 decades. Rooting against Novak at this point is like rooting against the next interplanetary rover just because you don't like the nation which launched it. This is an amazing, inspirational feat. Let's hope Djokovic can do it.
Apr 4, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Just watched @BreakingBad for 2nd time. In no particular order, some things I don't understand.
Why does Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin? Couldn't she then get treatment?
Is ricin poisoning untreatable?
Or would Lydia rather die than face scrutiny of an investigation into her attempted murder?
Seminario Virtual de Voces Comunitarias con el equipo TU APOYO del Departamento de Salud Mental de Carolina del Sur este jueves 11 de febrero. Sesión en inglés a las 12:00 PM. Sesión en español a las 12:30 PM. Moderadores: Andrea Flores y Alex Tovar, de la Comisión para Asuntos
Minoritarios de Carolina del Sur. Para algunas personas, la pandemia del coronavirus ha hecho mella en su salud mental. Esa es una de las razones por las que el Departamento de Salud Mental de Carolina del Sur y el Departamento de Servicios de Abuso de Alcohol y Otras Drogas de
Feb 7, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Going through a stack of DVDs I've accumulated in the course of a decade which I haven't watched. I just finished the pilot episode of "The Cleaner. imdb.com/title/tt110397…
I caught the last set & a half of Marat Safin's victory over Roger Federer in 2005 Australian Open semifinal on @TennisChannel. Unbelievable #tennis & drama. Full match here
My impression is that nobody has lost more Grand Slam matches having had match points than Federer. Is that true?
What songs describe social media? When you first use @Facebook, it feels like @billyjoel "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant (1977)"
Then you get in political arguments & it feels like @FinalLevel's "Colors"
Jan 14, 2021 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
The way #OrangeFungus drop-kicked Rudy Giuliani reminded me of some passages from the Quran describing how both those who lead people to evil and those who follow share in the consequences theguardian.com/us-news/2021/j…
Jan 13, 2021 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Star Trek S1E02 "Who Mourns for Adonais?" #TOS#StarTrekimdb.com/title/tt070848… has interesting features 1) sexism tempered by female crew members' competence, (2) advancement of Ancient Aliens theory & 3) use of Pre-Modern anti-Muslim slur 4) appearance of Walter Koenig: Chekov
For the 1st time, Michelle Nichols as Uhura performs a technical task. In previous episodes, she basically was a receptionist or a switchboard operator.
Dec 23, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
I am glad some people are upset that #45Regime#OrangeFungus pardoned #Blackwater perps of #NisourSquare massacre in #Iraq. I ask those people to think about Obama's (& Biden's) decision not to pursue any criminal investigations of Bush era crimes, including the ultimate crime as
described in #Nuremberg trials, "aggressive war." If you're angry at Trump for pardoning people at the bottom of the criminal enterprise, how angry should you be at Obama & Biden for failing to investigate those at the top of enterprise which carried out one of the largest crimes
Dec 20, 2020 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
A misguided friend sent me a document supporting #45Regime allegations that he won reelection in November. Among the allegations is that in #Nevada "in an effort orchestrated by the Biden campaign, Native Americans appear to have traded their votes not for pieces of silver but
rather for Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other 'swag.'"
Here's the link to the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in response to the Biden delegates' request for the Court to expedite a squashing of the Trump delegates' attempts to forbid them from voting democracydocket.com/wp-content/upl…