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odinsblog:Mike Bloomberg is a racist, paternalistic, Islamophobic, oligarch. And that’s without...

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Mike Bloomberg is a racist, paternalistic, Islamophobic, oligarch. And that’s without mentioning that Bloomberg has even more sexual harassment allegations against him than Trump does.

Don’t anybody dare @ me or tell me to “vote blue no matter who,” not when this billionaire racist isn’t even a Democrat. As a BLACK man, I shouldn’t have to pick between the racist Republican who wants to use the police to racially profile me, or the other racist Republican who also wants to use the police to racially profile me. That’s not even a false choice - it’s no choice at all.

My Bloomberg story isn’t nearly as horrific as those in the tweets above. My relatives living under Bloomberg’s racist regime simply instructed me to stay out of NYC if I didn’t want to risk being arrested and harassed and possibly inserted into the criminal justice system. And I listened to them.

Mike Bloomberg is an authoritarian who wants use big government to crack down on poor people and black people, but wants less taxes on the wealthy, and deregulation for billionaires. It is not hyperbole to say that Bloomberg is an existential threat to democracy.

Please don’t let him buy the White House.

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shanel
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THIS
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The One Rent Reform That Could Change The Lives Of Millions Of NYC Tenants Gets A Second Chance

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Dropped last year for insufficient support, the "good cause" eviction bill is showing promising signs of support in Albany. [ more › ]

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shanel
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So this would be awesome if it happened. The problem is that tenants will likely have to go to court to protest their eviction. They almost certainly have less time/money to do this than the landlords.
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Yikes, that's an enormous change.

Using Baking Soda and Superglue to Reconstruct Broken Plastic Parts

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One of the best and most popular DIY tips I shared in my newsletter last year was this one. In this video on Tech Tangents, AkBkukU shows how you can use CA/Superglue and baking soda to reconstruct and repair broken plastic hinges, pins, and other parts on old computers and consumer electronics.

You basically use the glue and soda to build up material that you can then sand and file down into the shapes you desire. The resulting material is surprisingly workable, strong, and durable.

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shanel
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Interesting
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jprodgers
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Ok, haven't seen this before, and it seems fairly effective. Like Bondo for plastic.
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Connecticut School Board Reinstates Mascot Native Americans Called Demeaning

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The high school sports teams in Killingly, Conn., are the Redmen again.

That name – and "Redgals," the nickname for the school's girls' teams — was replaced last year at the urging of students and local Native Americans.

But now, at a time when many American schools are moving away from Native American mascots, Killingly is choosing a different direction.

"I'm even, like, embarrassed that I have Redmen on my gym floor right now," said sophomore Jessica Long, referencing a big school decal stuck to the hardwood of Killingly High School. "It's embarrassing to be connected to a school that, even though they did the right thing before, they went back to the wrong thing."

Killingly's school board voted last summer to replace Redmen on the recommendation of the Nipmuc Nation, a tribe indigenous to central Massachusetts, northeastern Connecticut and northwestern Rhode Island. The student body then chose a new name in the fall. It wanted to be called the Red Hawks.

But this year, the board had new members, and they wanted Redmen restored. They reversed the decision on Jan. 8.

Norm Ferron was one of five board members to vote yes in a 5-4 decision. He was so frustrated over the previous decision to get rid of the mascot that he ran for a school board seat last fall.

"I felt like the whole thing was rushed and a lot of misinformation was put out and a lot of emotional knee-jerk reactions were looked at instead of basically looking at the facts," Ferron said.

He believes the mascot honors Native Americans.

But the Nipmuc Nation doesn't agree. The tribe told the board back in July that any logo or nickname intended to depict Native Americans is offensive.

"The Nipmuc Nation Tribal Council has very publicly decried the use of Native American mascots, even when the organization using said mascots believes that they are in some way flattering or used as a means of honoring Native Americans," wrote Nipmuc Nation Tribal Council Chairman Kenneth Gould Sr. in a letter to the board. "Native American mascots, often portrayed as caricatures or cartoons, are demeaning to Native Americans and it is our opinion that they should not be used."

That statement from the Nipmuc Nation is what prompted the mascot change in the first place.

The move was consistent with how schools were acting across the U.S. — high schools such as Menomonee Falls in Wisconsin and Teton High School in Idaho, which shed Native American mascot names.

Barbi Gardiner, who graduated from Killingly High almost 30 years ago, has been outspoken about the need to ditch the mascot. She's a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck Indians.

"You can't honor someone who just doesn't feel honored by that," Gardiner said. "Naming a team a skin color in 2020 is just ridiculous really."

Even though many students agree with Gardiner's position, Killingly High School senior Justin Maiato said he's not one of them.

"I think it should stay as the Redmen because, since I was born, this place has been the Redmen — it's been a Redmen family and it shouldn't change," Maiato said.

Now that Redmen is back, Jessica Long, 15, worries she'll be forced to wear something with that name on it in the spring. She plays tennis. She has Redgals sweatshirts from last year that she won't wear.

"I'm embarrassed to wear them outside of my house to school or anything like that because I don't want to represent that," Long said.

Long said she's writing a letter to state lawmakers to urge them to ban Native American mascots, something Maine did last May. The speaker of Connecticut's House of Representatives said Wednesday that a proposal to enact a ban will soon be up for debate.

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shanel
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WTF
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acdha
14 days ago
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Imagine being so racist that you run for office to rollback a change which has no impact on your life and then having the chutzpah to say you’re honoring the groups whose work you reversed.
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shanel
14 days ago
Seriously.

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shanel
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Keeping this in my back pocket...
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awilchak
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filing this one away for later
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Article XII is very clear on this point

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Seems like some people are getting the message from the week’s events:

A Billings Republican legislator said Saturday he believes the U.S. Constitution calls for the shooting or jailing of those who identify as socialists.

State Rep. Rodney Garcia, from House District 52 on the South Side, first made a statement in the form of an unprompted question at a state party gathering in Helena Friday meant to kick off election season and offer training for party members and candidates. 

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On Saturday, a reporter asked Garcia to clarify his remarks.

“So actually in the Constitution of the United States (if) they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot,” Garcia said.

Garcia could not to point to where in the Constitution it says socialists could be shot or jailed.

Asked to clarify if he thought it was fair to shoot or jail a socialist, including those who live in Montana, Garcia said yes.

“They’re enemies of the free state,” Garcia said. “What do we do with our enemies in war? In Vietnam, (Afghanistan), all those. What did we do?”

Asked if that was an appropriate response to his opponent from the last election cycle, Garcia said “according to the Constitution, I’m telling you.”

I’m sure the Dersh would be available to argue that his new theory that if the President does it in service of ratfucking elections it’s not illegal extends to state legislative backbenchers.

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