24 June, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com/news/as-told-to/a-physician-in-south-texas-on-an-unnerving-encounter-with-an-eight-year-old-boy-in-immigration-detention

https://www.newyorker.com/news/as-told-to/a-physician-in-south-texas-on-an-unnerving-encounter-with-an-eight-year-old-boy-in-immigration-detention:



“The population I’ve been starting to see is younger, and it scares me,” Hart said. “These are little people, little babies. And they are ill-equipped to fend for themselves. They’re so totally traumatized. They don’t cry like normal kids. They don’t interact like normal kids.”



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22 June, 2018

Jogger who accidentally crossed U.S. border from B.C. detained for 2 weeks | CBC News

Jogger who accidentally crossed U.S. border from B.C. detained for 2 weeks | CBC News:

Roman was held in custody for two weeks before immigration officials on both sides of the border confirmed she was allowed back into Canada. Then she was transferred back into B.C.
"It was just unfair that there was nothing, no sign at the border," said Ferne, who visited her daughter several times while she was detained. "It's like a trap … anybody can be caught at the border like this."


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21 June, 2018

WE_Coyote73 comments on Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies

WE_Coyote73 comments on Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies: "The whole system of dealing with trouble makers is broken and unfortunately a lot of it is the courts fault for creating legal precedents that schools are requires to abide by. This could easily be remedied with state level legislation but then that will end up being challenged in court by lawyers looking to protect whoever they think they are protecting and that's just more wasted money on dealing with a case that will likely be lost due to the previous court precedents, not to mention state legislatures tend to have more pressing issues to deal with, so something like school discipline reform is a very low priority.

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20 June, 2018

Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective | WIRED

Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective | WIRED: "Pham points out that there were problematic policies under President Barack Obama, too. She remembers when she worked at USDS that her team had to write Obama a letter explaining why a security improvement he wanted to make was a very bad idea."



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Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try. - The New York Times

Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try. - The New York Times:

The web has reached a new low. It has become an annoying, often toxic and occasionally unsafe place to hang out. More important, it has become an unfair trade: You give up your privacy online, and what you get in return are somewhat convenient services and hyper-targeted ads.
That’s why it may be time to try a different browser. Remember Firefox? 


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The Leader’s Calendar

The Leader’s Calendar: "That’s why setting proper expectations and norms for what e-mails the CEO needs to receive—and when he or she will respond—is essential. Norms are necessary for the others in the organization as well, to prevent e-mail from having a cascading effect on everyone, wasting precious hours and intruding on personal time. One way for the CEO to stay ahead of the digital avalanche is to have an adept EA filter messages and delegate many of them to others before the CEO even sees them. In the end, though, there is no substitute for being disciplined about resisting the siren call of electronic communications. This is a topic our CEOs were often animated about, and best practices in this area are still emerging.

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19 June, 2018

First Person: Opioid Withdrawal – Quinn Norton – Medium

First Person: Opioid Withdrawal – Quinn Norton – Medium: "ello, I’m Quinn, and I’m documenting my experience of opioid withdrawal to help others who are facing the same process. It’s just one person’s experience, but I hope it can help others out there get through withdrawal safely and successfully, and put physical dependency behind them.

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16 June, 2018

My dad didn't step out of a sitcom (opinion) - CNN

My dad didn't step out of a sitcom (opinion) - CNN:

Ron Drucker was a passionate, emotional man. Even when he didn't yell, his booming baritone voice spoke with such definitive authority that he might as well have been yelling, as far as I was concerned.
He wasn't the easiest man to live with, to say the least. I didn't agree with everything he did. I didn't like everything he did, and our relationship could be contentious. As I grew into adulthood, that meant that when he yelled, I yelled right back.
But my father lived his life with integrity.


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I Went To A Conference Full Of Conservatives Who Hated My Guts — And Told Me So

I Went To A Conference Full Of Conservatives Who Hated My Guts — And Told Me So: "A number of attendees asked me not to make any conclusions about the group by the acts of a few, to “judge on the individual, not on the group.” They all demurred when I suggested that instead of telling me they didn’t like the rhetoric, to tell the organizers, or Levant himself, who was circulating throughout the audience during the day. By having it on the record that they felt bad, they had fulfilled their social obligation: Getting too personal is unfair, but trying to hold people accountable for it was more than they were willing to do. No one at The Rebel Live wanted to admit that they had laughed the first few times Levant or Hopkins or Menzies made comments about me.

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Put the Kids to Bed | by Kasper Schmeichel

Put the Kids to Bed | by Kasper Schmeichel: "Coming in from the playoffs, I think we’re a bit under-the-radar in this World Cup. As Danes, that suits us quite well, actually. But we’re all just excited to get on the plane and get it started. It has been a very long wait for many of us players to play in a World Cup.

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