Monday, December 22, 2014


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1. This delightful video: All About That Space.

2. Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With #IllRideWithYou (posted December 15) "If you wear religious attire, & need to get from #Adelaide's west suburbs to the city on Tues but don't want to travel alone #illridewithyou"

3. Cleveland police say they’re opposed to justice, find it offensive. These boys are in the wrong line of work. Fire them all. (posted December 15) "'Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford' is not an insult directed at the Cleveland police. It is a summary of their job description."

4. Browns Player Offers Thoughtful Rebuke After Police Union Slams T-Shirt Protest (posted December 15) "And the No. 1 reason for me wearing the T-shirt was the thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my little Austin scares the living hell out of me."

5. well, at least the Old Testament has one thing going for it (posted December 16) "But a key dimension of Israel’s tradition is the observation that the 'rules of the game' that God insists on can’t be counted on."

6. Five things we should demand from the Cleveland Police Department regarding Tamir Rice (posted December 15) "We demand to get basic answers for these clear and obvious lies that do not match up at all with the video from the community center."

7. The Slaughter of the Innocents of Sandy Hook (posted December 12) "God did not enter the world of our nostalgic silent-night, snow-blanketed peace-on-earth sugar cookie suspended-reality of Christmas. God slipped into the vulnerability of skin and entered a world as violent and disturbing as our own. Here in this Christmas story, the story of Herod, there simply is no mistletoe and reindeer."

8. 美国想打谁就打谁 (America hits whoever it wants): versatile Chinese question words (posted 2013) To say "whoever" in Chinese, you use the word for "who" and set up the sentence in a way that really reminds me of algebra. Cool stuff.

9. ‘God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot (posted December 16) "Knox said that many of his colleagues decided to get involved with RCRC after witnessing 'a complete lack of compassion' in today’s conversations about abortion among people of faith." Well, yeah.

10. 3D-printed legs make disabled dog learn joy of running (VIDEO) (posted December 21) Adorable.

11. In case you were wondering, this is how you gift wrap a cat. (posted December 19) So useful!

12.  North Korea: Not Funny (posted December 18) "It serves to buffer and obscure the sheer evil of a regime that enslaves children and sentences entire families to death for crimes of thought, while building ski resorts, dolphinariums, and other luxury escapes for elites with funds that could feed its malnourished people for several years."

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