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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

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Stacy Abrams is a certified badass

I absolutely love this pic of Stacy. Art by ett.designs.


I am thrilled that the results in Georgia allow Biden and his team to name Merrick Garland to be Attorney General, though I would still love to see him on the Supreme Court one day if we get the opportunity.

Donald Trump suspended from Facebook indefinitely, says Mark Zuckerberg (theguardian.com)

As I work I've had this idea in the back of my head all morning, that one of the biggest issues for disinformation in this day all build on the challenge of proving a negative.

Black & Brown Skin by Malone Mukwende (blackandbrownskin.co.uk)

Found this link on Reddit, it's a growing resource meant for doctors that shows examples of skin diseases and afflictions due to the lack of resources and examples for learning doctors. Most medical textbooks use examples on caucasian skins.

It was not long after my arrival at medical school that I became acutely aware of the lack of clinical teaching provided about conditions as they appear on patients of darker skin. As a black man I found it perplexing that I was being shown images of clinical signs exclusively on Caucasian patients and wondered how I would identify these signs on my own skin as well as any non-white patients I would be treating in the future.

Pelosi and Schumer have said that Trump should be removed. Elaine Chao (Mitch McConnell's wife) has resigned, as well as a number of other individuals. Yep, this is a healthy government right now.

Glad to see charges are beginning to roll out following yesterday's chaos (twitter.com)


Rioters destroy John Lewis commemorating display yesterday (thehill.com)

This makes my blood boil


Oh... Oh no. Those poor poor rat-faced bootlickers.

One of the big weapons I see used in modern propaganda, whether political, commercial or personal, is the weaponizing of people's difficulty in overcoming claims which require proof of the negative.

Spending this evening in my recliner, coding on Turk my Lubuntu laptop. I just did some work on Github, updating the repo for my Glowbug codebase, and also doing some digital hygiene updating my Github profile. Then, as I go to make this post, I realize I actually wrote bad code and my first commit in several months is broken.

But, that said, I am reminded how nice it is to be able to spend an evening like this and not be watching the news as the survival of the country feels as if it hangs in the balance. I could get used to living like this. Again. Hopefully.

Punishment

I was just reminded of my childhood. I was home with my younger sister while our parents were out and because I was a young dumb kid, I struck a match and immediately blew it out. And because fate is a bitch, as I did that my dad came home. He walked back to my room and he smelled the extinguished match. I lied and said I had no idea what he smelled, but soon recanted and admitted my wrong doing. He grounded me for a week. He made me look at pictures of people burned alive. He made me call and talk to a firefighter. There was other stuff at work here, it was a heavy punishment for such a small infraction. But imagine if I had dropped the match and set the house on fire. Nothing bad happened because of the match. But I still got grounded.

This is the correct mentality for punishing and dissuading future behavior. Does it always work? No. But you know what works even less? Not punishing people for dangerous behavior.

People who rioted in the Capitol building should be charged.

An investigation should be made to find wrongdoing amongst police, other law enforcement agencies, as well as congress and every government employee who might be involved with egging this "protest" that became a riot. Including the President.

We went through a deep investigation over Benghazi for weeks. This was on our own soil and destroyed government property, threatened lives, etc.

But you say, some of these people didn't know they broke the law? Guess what happens when you get pulled over for speeding without knowing you're doing it? You get a fucking ticket. Get out of here with the "But they are upstanding citizens" / "They have families" / "This will negatively impact their lives." Miss me with any of those takes.

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