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Anyway, I'm going to start posting about current US legislation on a dedicated account. The idea is to give followers the heads up about issues/solutions moving through US Congress so they can contact their elected officials. Follow @contactCongress if you're interested.

I can't help but wonder how much of the modern conservative's mental association of radicalism with Jewish ethnicity can be traced back to the fact that Richard Price preached self-rule in a meeting-house in the Jewish quarter of London, and Burke used Old Jewry as a synecdoche for French-influenced London radicalism.

Started Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, often cited as one of the philosophical bases of modern conservatism, and hoo boy, it certainly is A Document.

Opened a new(ish) category on my personal site and seeded it with some older posts that have been offline for awhile, mostly about videogames and digital art: lrhodes.net/readings-workings

More soon, maybe.

If that other place is birdsite, how come I see so many more pictures of birds on this one?

"I want people to have as many interactions with them as they can." Indie bookstore as hands-on cultural archive. Very cool to see For Keeps getting national exposure.
nytimes.com/2019/02/08/books/a

Seems counterintuitive that there's no single-volume edition of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France /and/ Further Reflections currently in print.

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Facebook splits up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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again, we should be careful when we criticize a facial recognition algorithm for identifying race and gender "wrong" and instead consider criticizing it for tracking that stuff in the first place. for instance, asking, "what's it used for?"

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openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

It would behoove one of you to buy the goodlooking.horse domain.

Also available: AllAboard.me

No judgments.

I assume that CrystalSpa.de was the webpage of a spa in Germany, but it's probably worth picking up if you've been mulling over an idea for a fantasy-themed gardening sim/RPG and haven't settled on a name yet.

funeral.fm is also available, for all your goth and/or metal needs.

Seems like the sort of thing Mastodon would be interested in: anti-fascist books are 40% off at Verso right now. versobooks.com/lists/4215-anti

If you're in the market, the cuti.es domain is available.

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Opposition to S 1 centers on . The ACLU says the bill's anti-BDS provision "violates the core principle of the First Amendment — that the government cannot dictate to its citizens which causes they can and can’t support." aclu.org/blog/free-speech/cong

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Currently in House Committee, HJRes 8 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would prevent US Presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their family, administrations or election campaigns.
congress.gov/bill/116th-congre

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so thanks to @hierarchon

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