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Cats naps

tcr! · Mar 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Cats Naps

#photos #cats #napsarespiritual

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This little banana pepper is like my new best friend

tcr! · Mar 12, 2017 at 11:37 am

This little banana pepper

👋🌶 #photos #peppers

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Mar 12th, 2017 at 9:34:05 am

tcr! · Mar 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

Why do I have so many clocks? And why can’t they all be self-correcting??

#daylightsavings

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Mar 11th, 2017 at 6:13:12 pm

tcr! · Mar 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm

I swear…when I’m trying to get somewhere, nobody in the world knows how to speed. Everybody wants to go the speed limit or below. 🙄

#trafficnews

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Firebird by Galantis

tcr! · Mar 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Peeps, here’s your hot-blooded-like-a-harlequin Friday afternoon jam.

I absolutely loves these guys.

#musicvideos #galantis

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Sen. Ron Johnson and his Net Neutrality bridge 🙄

tcr! · Mar 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Net neutrality hurts health care and helps porn, Republican senator claims

Net neutrality hurts health care and helps porn, Republican senator claims

“Chairman Pai, I would encourage you and the commission to revisit that order and to rescind it in its entirety,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said during an FCC oversight hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday. “I believe you would have the support of a majority of this committee and substantial support in Congress.”

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) agreed that net neutrality rules harm ISP investment and offered a lengthy analogy to explain why.

Johnson said he wants to cut through the “rhetoric, slogans, and buzzwords,” before saying that enforcing net neutrality rules is like letting too many people use a bridge and ruin people’s lawns. Net neutrality rules, he said, also give pornography the same level of network access as remote medical services.

If you’re not sure what Net Neutrality is or why it’s important, this will help.

Spoiler: it’s not hurting health care or helping porn.

#netneutrality

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 15, 2017 at 3:26 am

Thank you, Reverend.

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Republicans want to give employers (and their friends) your genetic test results

tcr! · Mar 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

House GOP would let employers demand workers' genetic test results

House GOP would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.

Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill gets around that landmark law by stating explicitly that GINA and other protections do not apply when genetic tests are part of a “workplace wellness” program.

The bill, HR 1313, was approved by a House committee on Wednesday, with all 22 Republicans supporting it and all 17 Democrats opposed. It has been overshadowed by the debate over the House GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but the genetic testing bill is expected to be folded into a second ACA-related measure containing a grab-bag of provisions that do not affect federal spending, as the main bill does.

LOVE IT. Genetics are all fun and games until your boss finds out your momma was a leper.

Elsewhere:

New bill would let companies force workers to get genetic tests, share results

Despite the heavy financial pressure, employee participation is still considered voluntary. Under HR 1313, GINA wouldn’t apply to anything voluntarily collected through wellness programs, and companies would have access to genetic data. That information would be stripped of identifiers, but in small companies, it could be fairly easy to match certain genetic profiles to specific employees.

Moreover, employers tend to hire third parties to collect and manage health data. These companies are not heavily regulated and can review genetic and other health data with identifiers. Some of the companies even sell health information to advertisers, STAT notes.

Read the HR 1313 bill on congress.gov →

#politics #healthnews #worknews

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 15, 2017 at 3:39 am

I have to apply an EEG setup to every patient I see for a sleep test. The more redneck and backward, the more I love ‘em, of course, but sometimes I’m in no mood. Some people are naturally suspicious of anything they don’t understand and want to know if I can tell what they’re thinking or dreaming. (We can tell if you’re asleep, and if you’re dreaming. We don’t know what the dream is about, but sometimes we can assume. :})
I have been so tempted to tell people that I can tell they love negroes or clown porn.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

I was talking to someone recently on how it’s okay to say “white trash” and also not okay to say the N word.

What’s jimi’s take on “black trash” as a socially acceptable stand in for the latter?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 16, 2017 at 1:30 am

I wrote all of the following very quickly and then had a good laugh at myself. I replied as if I were an expert and you had consulted me. LMAO. Suffice to say, my opinion is worth spit.
Original reply:
Yeah, it’s not necessary to say what color trash we’re talking about. It becomes complicated but only because we make it so. When we talk about “white trash” that’s completely cool because we’re white. We shouldn’t comment on other races until it’s necessary, and the necessity then transcends the rule and we can comment but we don’t have to say “black trash” because it’ll be inplicit (sp?) by context. Does that make sense?
White people can always say white trash.
White people rarely need to comment on black people’s shortcomings, but when we do we shouldn’t “colorize” it because then it can sound like we’re saying “only” black people. The context almost always makes it clear. If we purposefully don’t say what race we might be trying to make a (slightly) different point.
Black people can say the N word. (BTW, Gay people can say the Q word too, same difference.)
Just like white people shouldn’t use the N word, black people shouldn’t use “white” trash.
When white people talk about other white people and call ‘em white trash they risk offending them. Some exceptions apply.
When black people use the N word about other black people, they risk offending them. Some exceptions apply.
WHEW!
I think if it’s absolutely necessary to make a disparaging judgement call when we’re describing a group, “trash” is stand alone useful and prudent, making the color unnecessary.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 16, 2017 at 1:39 am

Same topic, different example. White trash is kind of tricky to define. It’s not necessarily a poverty or education thing. Example?
Donald Trump. Epitome of white trash. He should be so far above and removed from almost all of the stuff he puts himself in the middle of. He’s the President of the US for cryin’ out loud. He’s drawn to gossipy slander like a welfare mother to Nat’l Enquirer.
Some examples work the best. The whole Nat’l Enquirer aura is what we’re talking about when we talk about Trump. His supporters, being eyeball deep in it, don’t understand or appreciate that it’s them we’re describing when we talk about the problem. They got what they voted for and I will accept zero excuses. It won’t be long now and people that you know damn well voted for Trump are going to start back-pedaling. I usually stop myself before going this far. I think it’s going to be painfully obvious before it’s through, and it’s heartbreaking.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 16, 2017 at 9:06 am

Your opinion is worth more than spit — White people rarely need to comment on black people’s shortcomings, but when we do we shouldn’t “colorize” it

In all seriousness that bit is from a socially sound scholar.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

Speaking of Trump and white trash…

Been banned from an Applebees

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

they were only banned due to a health code restriction on the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” clause. they’ve since been shod and found a clean shirt but that manager bears a grudge. i think there were cousins involved.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

Also: “they got what they voted for” is pure gold. Accept no excuses.

New this morning is that I will continue to listen to them (it’s important to listen to the other side) but when I hear any hint of back pedaling or “had no choice” or “aw shucks” or “damn, I didn’t know he was mentally ill” or “damn i didn’t know he was a criminal” or “damn i didn’t know he was retarded” or damn “i didn’t know…” I am going to be so fucking smug it will kill them.

Also new this morning, and it deserves it’s own bleat: Have you ever seen such a group of “sore winners”? It’s hard to tell they won, listening to most of ‘em. Already.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

Wes president now

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Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

tcr! · Mar 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

Peeps, here’s your I’m-winking-at-you Friday jam.

I heard this driving to work a few minutes ago and the “got new skank, it’s so reet” line always makes me wonder what Chrissie Hynde meant by that.

Regardless, Chrissie Hynde’s the best.

#musicvideos #thepretenders

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 15, 2017 at 3:41 am

So I looked up the “new skank, reet” stuff. It’s slang from Northern England, where Chrissie was visiting. I still like Van Morrisson’s quote, “Jackie Wilson said, It was reet petite!”

tcr! tcr! · Mar 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

Yep, it’s a good one!

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Peeps, the sunset was double plus awesome tonight

tcr! · Mar 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Peeps the sunset was double plus awesome tonight

#photos #sunsets #forsale

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Photo of rush hour traffic and the man

tcr! · Mar 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Photo of rush hour traffic and the man

Peeps, here’s a photo I took of rush hour traffic yesterday while driving home.

I also inadvertently took a photo of a police SUV WATCHING MY EVERY MOVE.

#photos #trafficnews #thepolice

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