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This story just enrages me, maybe because I have a kid the same age, and I know that "inconsistent information" is a predictable outcome when you subject a child to interrogation without parents present. And I can't even follow the crap they pulled on the girl's older brother, coercing him into signing a false statement, threatening him with trafficking charges.
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Preparing for Bible study this morning. This really resonated: “The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45
Finns are ranked the happiest people on earth for the second year in a row, while the US keeps slipping in the rankings. There is a lot to be said for public policy that aims at promoting “lovely, ordinary life.”
municipal politics Show more
The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was simultaneously recalled and re-elected last night. Maybe next time do instant runoff voting instead?
Further vertical cons: when you play your 1080x1920 video on my 1080p TV, you end up using only 31% of the pixels, with the rest pitch black.
Just got back from an anti-racism training event run by CrossRoads. If your organization is looking to reflect on how it interfaces with (and wittingly or unwittingly abets) white supremacy, and how it can change to become part of the struggle against it, I can offer a strong recommendation for their intensive 2½ day workshop.
CrossRoads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training - Dismantling Racism, Building Racial Justice in Institutions
Religion Show more
“For clouds and smoke and flame (Deut. 4:11), although they were symbols of heavenly glory, restrained the minds of all, like a bridle placed on them, from attempting to penetrate too deeply.” — John Calvin, Institutes, 1.11.3