The dehumanizing bigotries that fall from the lips of “faithful...– Dan Savage (via standardgrey) The only thing I can add is that growing up in such a “faithful Christian” home put me at war with myself for years and forced me to hide who I was from everyone I knew. While I never experienced anything reaching “suicidal despair,” it’s...
Insurgencies Motivated By Foreign Soldiers, Not... →
alexanderpf: selva: The idea that suicide bombers around the world are motivated by religious zealotry is wrong, writes a University of Chicago researcher, who says their main motivation is to drive out foreign troops. Robert Pape and his colleagues analyzed the approximately 2,200 suicide attacks on which records exist since 1980 and concluded that it’s misguided to blame them on religious...
Oh DADT! You rascal. →
xanderpiper: Well DADT is back in place, we better be careful, not only can we not have openly gay members of our military destroying unit cohesion, neither can we risk alliances with nations that could potentially have our troops working side by side their horribly demoralizing gay troops. Therefore we must end our alliances with Albania, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark,...
No one makes 15 minutes last an hour quite like you, @sfmta_muni
I can’t help but feel “San Francisco Values” are overrated when Peaches kills the dance floor.
Seth's Blog: N-1 →
minimalmac: There are tons of things on your to do list, in your portfolio, on your desk. They clamor for attention and so perhaps you compromise things to get them all done. What would happen if you did one fewer thing? What if leaving that off the agenda allowed you to do a world-class job on the rest? I love the spirit of what Seth is putting across here. This is a great read. A very fast...
Malcolm Gladwell on Income Inequality at the New Yorker Festival