Link soup 2/7/17

FCC makes it harder for poor people to get subsidized broadband aka taking away one’s bootstraps

Seven real stories about the state of abortion in America

USDA records deleted what we stand to lose As a Class C Wildlife Exhibitor, my inspsection records and name used to be publicly available, which was fine – didn’t give out my address or phone number, but if someone wanted to double check that the mammals used in my programs were being cared for humanely, they could do so. Exploring the nationalistic and christian right influences on trump women who persisted

Malcolm X on progress: “I will never say that progress is being made. If you stick a knife in my back 9 inches and pull it out 6 inches there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out, that’s not progress. The progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t even begun to pull the knife out, much less try and heal the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there.

Kirk Johnson served in Iraq – his rundown on how the refugee ban has undercut the fight against ISIS

It’s ok to have a hate crimes bill as long as it protect the gays

trumps nightmare women opposing himMy favorite quote: “To suggest that women’s leadership is inherently more righteous than men’s is both essentialist and wrong, but the female will to resist is pretty poetic: Trump may have vanquished one powerful female foe in the election, but now a million more women have sprouted in her place.” We are the hydra, muahahahaha!

The backfire effect and river analogy of belief systems applied to today’s political climate

One of those “did you know” things that many people don’t know – disability benefits actively penalize the disabled person if they try to save money. ABLE accounts look like a good step in the right direction

California farmers backed trump but now fear losing field workers‘I never thought leopards would eat MY face,’ sobs woman who voted for the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party. fascism watch update for Feb 9th “‘Empowering Patients’ would allow insurers to cut whatever benefits they no longer want to cover — they could stop covering maternity benefits, for example…” the beautiful activist heart of JesusHey guess who else was a social justice warrior? Mad libs for calling congress who prays for satan? an excerpt from a kid’s book on wizards systemic racism link rundown

the pencilsword on a plate comicprivilege and bootstraps

You Are Not So Smart podcast – The Backfire Effect Part 3


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