SCRAPINGS OF THE DAY – 11/29/22

Herein is a fascinating tale of how the extremely wealthy work to keep public lands away from the public, how some hunters found a way around it, and a rick guy trying to close that door with a law suit.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/11/29/2139026/-A-phama-millionaire-is-suing-four-hunters-for-7-million-and-the-results-will-have-a-huge-impact

Don’t look for COVID-19 information on Twitter anymore (If you ever did). Fact checking on that subject is over.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/covid-19-misinformation-is-allowed-on-twitter-now-apparently_n_6386294ce4b006c42d42e9a8

They spent years cozying up to conservative SCOTUS justices to encourage them to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Rules in various states are very different on the subject of teaching sex-ed, and some states are changing the rules. So, where is a kid to turn to try to get the real scoop?

It turns out that the bacteria that causes Leprosy has other peculiar talents which if it can be understood how it does them, could point the way to medical breakthroughs.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63626239

over the river & through the woods

EMJE – Holidays

Quixotic Mama

to candice, thanksgiving had become a torturous holiday of infighting, smoke filled rooms, droning televisions, & overcast skies inside & out.
food the color of the carpeting in her maternal grandmother’s sad apartment.
uncomfortable silences and meals that sat heavy long after thankfulness was forgotten.
all her boyfriends took it personally that she would not follow them on their annual treks to the houses of relatives who would make jokes at someone else’s expense causing candice to flinch from her invisible corner as some of the barbs (i’m just joking! can’t you take a joke?) hit a little too close to home.
candice dreamed of a day that the third week of november would blend seamlessly into the rest of late fall, no longer poking at the scars of her so-far survival.

so i have some thanksgiving baggage. i stopped going to my family thanksgivings as soon as i was…

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SCRAPINGS OF THE DAY – 11/28/22

The basic fact is easy to understand and known since the invention of money. If poor people get more money, they become less poor and their lives are improved. That it would, in a modern economy, result in less homelessness follows logically.

https://www.npr.org/2022/11/28/1139544131/closing-the-gender-pay-gap-could-be-critical-in-reducing-california-homelessness

If you are living online in the Appleverse, you probably know Airdrop, Apple’s messaging app. It has been used around the world to help organize protests of all sorts, but not the current ones in China.

https://qz.com/apple-airdrop-china-protest-tool-1849824435

Treatment of depression generally focuses on the low feelings and keeps watch for suicidal thinking. In my training (way back when), dissociative symptoms in depression (except very extreme cases) were not mentioned. This study says they are common and need attention.

One of my rules in dealing with robo calls (mostly avoidance) has been not to trust the caller ID and the displayed phone number because of spoofing (email addresses can also be spoofed). A company in the business of selling spoofing services has been taken down.

It was generally assumed that the record breaking heat event in the Pacific Northwest in 2021 was caused by climate change. The details of how different trends and interacting effects brought it about are the subject of this report.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/11/28/2138654/-A-new-study-reveals-the-back-story-of-the-deadly-2021-western-N-America-heat-dome

The places where coffee grows are being hit by climate change. Is one of the world’s favorite drinks in danger?

https://www.salon.com/2022/11/28/will-wild-coffee-go-extinct-from-climate-change/

a fairy tale life

EMJE – new tricks for new insights

Quixotic Mama

i am searching
for a way
to tell a story with my art
as the true story of me
unwinds in my heart
& head
retold
with a new voice
i try to find
the best path
forward

my process for this one (& for “escape”) is to stain a piece of watercolor paper, find an image in the stain, and bring that image/story to life with pencils, oil pastels, ink, & acrylics.
i like what is happening.
& it is kind of a blend of techniques i have used as well as new approaches to art.
maybe i should throw in some collage?
i guess as i figure out who i am…i figure out how to express what i need to express.

9X12 ink, oil pastel, pencil & acrylic on watercolor paper…suggested price of $75

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