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Kickstarter employees want to unionize under OPEIU and have formed Kickstarter United to make that happen

Kickstarter United is organizing Kickstarter employees under the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, joining other tech startups like Gimlet and Vox in a bid to unionize. The employees say they're unionizing to "promote our collective values: inclusion and solidarity, transparency and accountability; a seat at the table," adding that "Kickstarter’s efforts are incomplete, and these values [of democratizing access] have failed to manifest in our workplace...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, Vox, Class War, Department for Business, If There Is Hope It Is In The Proles, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Bijan Stephen The Verge

Farewell To The Resistance?

Anyone can be startled by a yelping dog. The true detective, as Sherlock Holmes taught us, is the one who notices dogs that don’t bark and asks why they remained silent. Over at Vox, Matthew Yglesias points out that the Resistance, the guard dog whose vigilance played such a crucial role as a check against Donald Trump, has gone quiet since the Democrats won the House in the 2018 midterms. “The resistance has demobilized,” Yglesias notes. “There was no mass mobilization to call senators in ad...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, House, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Pelosi, Vox, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Jeet Heer, Editor’s Blog

Virginia Woolf & Friends Name Their Favorite and Least Favorite Writers in a Newly Unearthed 1923 Survey

Celebrity Twitter can be fun… sometimes…. Tabloids still have mass appeal, albeit mainly on the web. But for those who want to see the introverted and bookish caught off-guard and off the cuff, times are a little tough. Writers can more easily control their image than actors or pop stars, naturally. Most aren’t nearly as recognizable and subject to constant pop culture surveillance. Literary scandals rarely go beyond plagiarism or politics. Sometimes one might wish—as in the days of mean drunks...
Tags: Google, College, Virginia, West, Literature, Vox, James Joyce, Henry James, Kennedy, Virginia Woolf, Thompson, Marcel Proust, Facebook Twitter, Virgil, Joyce, Dostoevsky

The Morning Watch: The History of The Tesseract in the MCU, The Comedy Layers of ‘Broad City’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, follow the history of the Tesseract (the Cosmic Cube which contains an Infinity Stone) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, take a deep dive into the world of Broad City to see how jokes you might have mi...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Broad City, Thor, Vox, Avengers, Oscar Isaac, Triple Frontier, Pedro Pascal, MCU, Tesseract, Video Of The Day, Captain Marvel, Captain-America, The Morning Watch

A detailed analysis of American ER bills reveals rampant, impossible-to-avoid price-gouging

For more than a year, Vox's Sarah Kliff has been investigating hospital price-gouging in America, collecting hospital bills from her readers and comparing them, chasing up anomalies and pulling on threads, producing a stream of outstanding reports on her findings. In her latest installment, Kliff digs deep into the famously bizarre world of ER bills and points out some of the most egregious ways in which these are rigged. For example, if you are injured and also financially precarious, yo...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, News, America, Seattle, Vox, ACA, Kliff, Sarah Kliff, Late Stage Capitalism, Emergency Rooms, Medicare For All, Single-payer Healthcare, Sarah Kliff Vox, Grifter Capitalism

A Last Lesson: Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s Return Home To Vietnam

Thich Nhat Hanh became a Buddhist monk in Vietnam in 1942 and became known over the next few decades as a teacher and peace activist during the Vietnam War, at one point urging Martin Luther King Jr. to publicly denounce the war. For his activism, Nhat Hanh was denied entry back into Vietnam for nearly 40 years. Now 92 years old, world-renowned as a spiritual leader, and ailing from the aftermath of a stroke he suffered in 2014, Nhat Hanh has returned to his original temple in Vietnam to liv...
Tags: China, India, Vietnam, Vox, Martin Luther King Jr, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason Kottke, Phap Dung, Nhat Hanh, Thich Chan Phap An, Eliza Barclay, Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnam

Why An ER Visit Can Cost So Much — Even For Those With Health Insurance

Vox reporter Sarah Kliff spent over a year reading thousands of ER bills and investigating the reasons behind the costs, including hidden fees, overpriced supplies and out-of-network doctors.
Tags: News, Health Insurance, Vox, Sarah Kliff

I'm reading "Tucker Carlson unapologetic over ‘misogynistic’ comments on statutory rape, insults against women."

In WaPo.Carlson was widely criticized on Sunday following a report from the nonprofit Media Matters for America that compiled and transcribed more than a dozen instances of the host appearing on the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” a popular radio program broadcast from Tampa [recorded between 2006 and 2011]...On at least two separate occasions, Carlson voiced opinions on underage marriage and Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Journalism, Howard Stern, Vox, Tampa, Apologies, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters, SJW, Carlson, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Warren Jeffs, Jeffs

Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Beverly Hills, Warren

Democrat Furor over Utah School Perimeter Gun Law Ignores Reality and Motives

“Time to act”? How? And he presents Vox as a reliable source? Who thinks Joel Briscoe will stop with a 500-foot open carry prohibition around schools? U.S.A. – -( “A bill that would prohibit people from openly carrying a gun within 500 feet of any K-12 school in Utah was defeated in committee Wednesday after complaints from gun lobbyists and Republican lawmakers,” The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “HB217 was rejected with a vote that fell along party lines. Six GOP members of the H...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Guns, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Resistance, Republican, Vox, Open Carry, Nra, Legislature, The Salt Lake Tribune, Briscoe, David Codrea

Spain's far-right Vox party suspends member after sex offence arrest

José Antonio Ortiz Cambray arrested on suspicion of sex offences as party deletes references to him on social mediaSpain’s far-right Vox party has suspended one of its senior regional members and apparently set about deleting references to him on social media after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.Officers from the Catalan police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, arrested José Antonio Ortiz Cambray, 53, on Tuesday afternoon in the city of Lleida after receiving information that prompt...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Vox, Lleida, José Antonio Ortiz Cambray

A new study found that self-driving vehicles may have a harder time detecting people with dark skin, and it could point to a bigger issue with how the technology is tested

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests autonomous driving systems may have more difficulty detecting pedestrians with dark skin than those with light skin. The researchers analyzed how effective image-detection systems were at identifying light-skinned and dark-skinned pedestrians. On average, the image-detection systems were 5% less accurate at detecting dark-skinned pedestrians. The researchers suggested that the difference could result from not having enough dark-ski...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Vox, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fitzpatrick

Animated video shows staggering wealth inequality

This Vox video shows the incredible amount of extreme wealth held by a tiny handful of people. Taxing the top 0.05% of Americans between 2% to 3% of their wealth would pay for many public services, including free public college.
Tags: Video, News, Vox, The Superultrarich

Front-paged at the NYT: How to eat lunch at your "luxurious" company.

In case this has never occurred to you, snack items can be lunch. Inside, the article is "How to Make Meals From Office Snacks/At start-ups and luxurious companies, the free lunch is for the taking, if you’re bold enough." I look forward to more NYT articles about things that are "free... for the taking, if you’re bold enough."How to Stock Your Home Office... supplies are free, if you're bold enough! For Shoppers at Department Stores: The clothes and makeup you need for your big date are free fo...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Law, Steve Jobs, Ethics, Philosophy, Nyt, Tumblr, Shame, Vox, Vox Media, Michael, Department Stores, Jennings, Fisher, Georgetown University

Spain's Far-Right Party Prompts A Wave Of Spanish Nationalism

Spain used to be one of the few European countries that didn't have a far-right party, but Vox is gaining support. Polls say it could win more than 6 percent of the vote in next month's election.
Tags: News, Spain, Vox

The Austinpreneur’s Guide to SXSW 2019

The newest mural at Capital Factory’s Center for Defense Innovation with Army Futures Command and Booz Allen Hamilton. Can you figure out what the binary says? The biggest weekend in Austin is coming up! South by Southwest (SXSW) descends upon the city from March 8–16 and somehow keeps getting bigger and bigger. There is so much to do it can be hard to navigate so I like to make lists. Here are some of my picks that might stand out from the crowd — both official and unofficial. Did I miss som...
Tags: Startups, Hbo, Texas, Abc, Entrepreneur, Startup, Austin, House, Sony, Red Cross, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Bose, Anker, Vox Media, Booz Allen Hamilton

2019 No Nonsense General Class Study Guide: Operating Procedures, part I

Phone operating procedures, USB/LSB utilization conventions, procedural signals, breaking into a QSO in progress, VOX operation On the HF bands, the most common mode used for voice communications is single sideband, or SSB. SSB is a type of amplitude modulation, or AM. In the process of amplitude modulation, a transmitter generates an upper sideband and a lower sideband, in addition to the carrier signal. Back in the early days of radio, a smart guy figured out all of the information in a voice...
Tags: Fcc, Radio, Federal Communications Commission, Vox, LSB, Cw, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Morse, PTT, ALC, SSB, Classes/Testing/Licensing, KN, Books and Magazines, Study Guides, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

Washington Governor Announces Presidential Bid With Focus on Climate Change

Washington governor Jay Inslee announced Friday that he will enter the already crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field, citing the "existential threat" of climate change as the primary motivation for his run.Inslee, who represented Washington in Congress for 20 years before becoming governor in 2012, sought to differentiate himself from the eleven other Democrats in the field by emphasizing his commitment to addressing climate change.“I'm Jay Inslee and I'm running for president becau...
Tags: Science, Congress, Abc, Washington, America, Vox, George Stephanopoulos, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Focus on Climate Change

When Amy Klobuchar Talks About Being A Tough Boss, Her Body Language Is Revealing

Stories about Amy Klobuchar's mistreatment of her staff have dominated headlines since the Minnesota senator announced her run for president earlier this month.Ex-staffers say Klobuchar emails at all hours of the night berating them for minor mistakes in all caps, humiliates them verbally, and has even hurled objects, once accidentally hitting an aide with a flying binder, as BuzzFeed News reported. In multiple news reports, they describe an atmosphere of constant anxiety and fear that contrast...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Congress, America, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Vox, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Wood, BuzzFeed News, Klobuchar, Charisma, Patti Wood, Ivanka TrumpA

2019 No Nonsense General Class Study Guide: Amateur Radio Practices, part I

Station operation and set up Modern HF transceivers have features that make operating a breeze, but to use them properly, you have to know when to use them and how to use them. The notch filter is a good example. The notch filter actually introduces a notch into a receiver’s passband to block interfering signals. QUESTION: What is the purpose of the “notch filter” found on many HF transceivers? (G4A01) ANSWER: To reduce interference from carriers in the receiver passband Another feature that he...
Tags: Radio, Vox, Cw, Voltmeters, ALC, SSB, Classes/Testing/Licensing, Test Equipment, Gear/Gadgets, Books and Magazines, Study Guides, Amateur Radio Practices, AFSK

Vox Lawyers Briefly Censored YouTubers Who Mocked the Verge's Bad PC Build Video

An anonymous reader writes: In case you missed the latest drama to take place in the YouTube tech community, Ars Technica reports how Vox Media attempted to copyright strike two reaction videos that mocked The Verge's terrible PC build guide video that could have ruined a $2,000 system for a beginner PC builder. That effort failed when the tech community sounded the alarms; YouTube removed the copyright strikes and Vox Media had to retract their takedown notice. From the report: "Last week, The ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Ars Technica, Vox, Vox Media, Patel, Nilay Patel, Sottek

How the Mona Lisa Went From Being Barely Known, to Suddenly the Most Famous Painting in the World (1911)

Is the Mona Lisa really “ten times better than every other painting”? No one seriously believes this, and how would anyone measure such a thing? There may be no such critical scale, but there is a popular one. The Louvre, where the famous Leonardo da Vinci—maybe the most famous painting of all time—hangs, says that 80 percent of its visitors come just to see the Mona Lisa. Her enigmatic smile adorns merchandise the world wide. Books, essays, documentaries, songs, coffee mugs—hers may be ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Smithsonian, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Npr, Vox, Napoleon, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, Paducah, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones

CNN hires former Jeff Sessions GOP operative as political editor

The television news network CNN made a really bad decision this week in hiring Sarah Isgur Flores, a former spokesmouth for racist grandpappy and former Trump AG Jeff Sessions, as CNN's new politics editor. The 2020 elections are around the corner, and this is the direction they're going? The only 3 words that should be coming out of Donald Trump's mouth this week are: "Clinton" "foundation" "emails" — Sarah Isgur (@whignewtons) August 23, 2016 Yes, that's right, @whignewtons won'...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Digital, US, Cnn, Gop, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Vox, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Jeff Zucker, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump

The Verge briefly censored YouTubers who mocked its bad PC building advice (ars technica)

Enlarge / We think copyright's fair use doctrine allows us to show you this screenshot from The Verge's video. (credit: The Verge) Last week, The Verge got a reminder about the power of the Streisand effect after its lawyers issued copyright takedown requests for two YouTube videos that criticized—and heavily excerpted—a video by The Verge. Each takedown came with a copyright "strike." It was a big deal for the creators of the videos, because three "strikes" in a 90-day period are enough to ge...
Tags: News, Vox, Timothy B Lee, Nilay Patel

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Opinion Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland Fairfax, VA – -( Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed. But a new   b...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Senate, America, Cnn, Fbi, Gun Control, Vox, Gallup, Nra, Marist, House Judiciary Committee, NICS, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA

Vox lawyers censored YouTubers who criticized The Verge's PC build videos

Vox's lawyers convinced YouTube to issue dreaded copyright strikes against two reaction videos that made fun of bad advice given by The Verge (owned by Vox Media) on how to build gaming PCs. The resulting backlash convinced The Verge's editor to ask YouTube to rescind the strikes. From Ars Technica: Last week, The Verge's lawyers suddenly asked YouTube to remove two reaction videos that had been online since September. Both videos reproduced the vast majority of the original Verge video, i...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Streisand Effect, Vox, Vox Media, Patel, Nilay Patel

In Spain, Far-Right Populists Rise On Anti-Separatist Sentiment

The country had been a holdout from a trend already sweeping other parts of Europe and beyond. Now the right-wing Vox party shares power in Spain's largest region.(Image credit: Paul White/AP)
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, Vox

Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats

Why Autocrats Are Replacing Democrats U.S.A. –-( “If you look at Trump in America or Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people now want politicians who are tough enough to do what they promise,” said Spanish businessman Juan Carlos Perez Carreno. The Spaniard was explaining to The New York Times what lay behind the rise of Vox, which the Times calls “Spain's first far-right party since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.” Indeed, the growing impatience of peoples with ele...
Tags: South Korea, Florida, Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, North Korea, White House, America, Spain, Colombia, Democrats, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Serbia

Quiet is a sign of success

When I was looking at apartments I didn’t notice the incredibly noisy construction right outside our windows. I attribute this oversight to the same phenomena that happens in the video where you count basketball passes – if you have never seen the video stop everything and go watch it. Quiet = money Vox did a video on how quiet has become a sign of quality.  And people sell quiet. Bose has become a noise reduction company, and so has Miele. LH And CEOs establish themselves as quality leaders by ...
Tags: Careers, Graham, Vox, Bose, Blogroll, Amelia, John Cage, Miele LH, Melissa Amelia

A quiet environment is a sign of success

When I was looking at apartments I didn’t notice the incredibly noisy construction right outside our windows. I attribute this oversight to the same phenomena that happens in the video where you count basketball passes – if you have never seen the video stop everything and go watch it. Quiet = money Vox did a video on how quiet has become a sign of quality.  And people sell quiet. Bose has become a noise reduction company, and so has Miele. And CEOs establish themselves as quality leaders by ...
Tags: Careers, Graham, Vox, Bose, Amelia, John Cage, Melissa Amelia, Promoting yourself