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Sunday, 13 October 2019

What?s Happening In Sweden?

quote [ There is a ?Computer says no!? quality to Swedish society, a sense that for anything to work at all, it must fit within the categories and fields of bureaucratic forms. What is striking to me, as an incomer, is how natural this seems to everyone else. It?s a testament to how well the system mostly works that it is not treated as a joke, in the way bureaucracies very often are. Instead, Sweden is exceptional for the level of trust that people have in institutions. ]

This is a very long read and a bit dry, but a good introduction into nuances of European/Scandinavian politics and their perception.
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:16amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Our Masterpiece Is the Private Life: In Pursuit of the ?Real? Chateaubriand

quote [ While nowadays he might be best known for the cut of meat that bears his name, François-René de Chateaubriand was once one of the most famous men in France ? a giant of the literary scene and idolised by such future greats as Alphonse de Lamartine and Victor Hugo. Alex Andriesse explores Chateaubriand's celebrity and the glimpse behind the public mask we are given in his epic autobiography Memoirs From Beyond the Grave. ]

Der Drei-Sterne-Koch serviert Miami Yacine ein Chateaubriand
[SFW] [people] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:41pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 6 October 2019

When Vegetarians were considered so Radical, they only Belonged in Isolated Utopian Communes

quote [ No kings. No priests. No aristocracies. Only a society whose residents believed they should ?grow together ? not by competition, but by united action.? It may sound like a Bob Dylan lyric, but it?s a 104-yr-old excerpt from Herland, the science fiction novel by suffragist Charlotte Perkins Gillman in which a money free, farming heavy, all-female utopia thrives in South America. And as wild as it must?ve been for a petticoated society to read about naked, self-sufficient women swinging from the vines, the book wasn?t that far fetched in terms of what was actually happening in turn-of-the-century America. Communes were everywhere. ]

Vegetarian dishes from the concierge
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:52amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 4 October 2019

How Profit and Prejudice Built a Family's Human Skull Collection

quote [ Fowler & Wells created a "Phrenological Cabinet" on the racist belief that skulls held secrets about human nature. ]

We are gathered around a throne of human skulls
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:34amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

'Bees, not refugees': the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry

quote [ Anti-immigrant ideology has been part and parcel of the whole of American conservationism since the first national park was founded, in part to protect wild yet white-owned nature from Mexicans and Native Americans. National purity and natural purity were inextricably linked. ]

That was interesting. Not only linked in US history, of course.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:53pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 21 September 2019

California?s Forage Wars

quote [ In Mendocino County, these ?guerilla gatherers? risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive. ]

We forage to eat
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Hypoxia City

quote [ At 5100 meters above sea level, one in four residents suffers from chronic mountain sickness ]

Speaking's hard when air is running out
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Fursona Non Grata

quote [ Milo Yiannopoulos announced that he has adopted a ?fursona? as a snow leopard and that he purchased tickets to a furry convention; in response, organizers rescinded his event registration.
...
Yiannopoulos also claimed on Telegram that he had submitted a form to suggest he host a panel called ?The Politics of Fur.? ]

Millions in debt, deplatformed, and desperate for a new grift, I'm not all that surprised Milo made a cynical attempt to reach out to the furry community.

[SFW] [people] [+8 Good]
[by mego@11:30pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Missing man?s remains found in car on Google Maps

quote [ William Moldt went missing in mysterious circumstances 22 years ago after a night out in Florida. ]

might get lost, need Google Maps
[SFW] [people] [+2 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 8 September 2019

The Vanishing Stories of the Bullard Brothers

quote [ As Eugene Bullard fought for freedom for all Americans, his older brother disappeared in the Jim Crow South. ]

'Cause I joined the foreign legion
[SFW] [people] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:22amGMT] [0 comments]

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