How drag queen story hours became a target of right-wing attacks - Los Angeles Times
Via: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 17 Comments • 5 Likes • 5 days ago
“Drag queens are more mainstream than ever, as are LGBTQ rights. Yet, story hours, where drag queens read to kids, have become a point of...”
Some people can't just let other people be... unless those others remain in the closet.
She lost her trans son to suicide. Can a Kentucky lawmaker make her colleagues care?
Via: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 18 Comments • 4 Likes • 5 days ago
“Eight weeks after the death of Karen Berg’s son, Henry, she’s fighting a flood of anti-transgender bills in the Kentucky Senate”
To some people, the government is structured to protect the morals of the majority of voters in the last election instead of the rights of all human beings. It is kind of long, so if you care to listen please go to the article itself.
Opinion: Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?
Via: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 183 Comments • 4 Likes • 7 months ago
““I want the meanest, toughest SOB I can find to protect this nation,” Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress explained in his 2016 defense of Trump.”
An interesting essay, along the lines of the quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi : “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries Is Easy. Why Is Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries Hard? - CleanTechnica
Via: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 7 Comments • 5 Likes • 8 months ago
“The lithium-ion batteries in today's electric vehicles outperform older lead-acid batteries Lead-acid batteries”
The rise in lithium products with their associated heavy metals begs the question, "What do we do when the battery loses its capacity? "
Cities: How a 'lens of care' can transform US neighborhoods - CSMonitor.com
Via: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 11 Comments • 2 Likes • 9 months ago
“How do you interrupt the social and historical patterns leading to segregated neighborhoods and "opportunity hoarding"? One answer is an "ethic of...”
Who is your neighbor?
A Question For All
By: Thomas • Broliver Stagnasty's Hat Stand • 350 Comments • 13 Likes • last year
“Quotes? Who Needs Quotes? This is not the question”
Recently, I was having a conversation in which I was trying to explain to one of my friends why another of my friends was feeling personally attacked. Basically, the conversation boiled down to the following; Member 1 expressed support for political policies that would, if codified into law,...
Did the First Americans Arrive via Land Bridge? This Geneticist Says No.
Via: Thomas • Anthropology & Archeology • 64 Comments • 11 Likes • last year
“Given the fast and furious pace of discovery in this field, Raff is clear that not everyone will agree with her interpretations of the data. “All...”
On my list to read.....
Early Civilizations Had It All Figured Out A contrarian account of our prehistory argues that cities once flourished without rulers and rules—and still could.
Via: Thomas • History & Sociology • 15 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“As a stab at grandeur stripped of grandiosity, the book rejects the logic of technological or ecological determinism, structuring its narrative...”
This will be on my reading list.
Actors in space: Russians, Capt. Kirk lift off to new heights
Via: Thomas • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 1 Like • 2 years ago
“Some actors are ready to go beyond green screens for intergalactic movies. On Tuesday, a Russian actress blasts off to film the first ever movie in...”
Heard about this on the way to work.... Had to wonder, "How much does that cost...?"
Can America save its national dish? Americans invented the dessert we call pie. Why are we letting it die?
Via: Thomas • Wine & Food • 54 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“For a lot of people, pie is all about the filling; the crust is an afterthought. Without the crust, though, you are eating a mousse, a custard or a...”
An excellent article on the history of pies and why good things take time and practice.