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💭 Thought by azeem 16 days ago. | Public

Academia is usually used as a tool by the powerful to deny or censor truth. How else did big tobacco get their counterstudies to deny cancer causation? How else does Aipac reach corrupt researchers in need of funds? hence my distaste.


Democracy Now!

Meet the Palestinian Lawyer Censored by Columbia and Harvard

The website of the Columbia Law Review was taken down by its board of directors on Monday after student editors refused a request from the board to halt the publication of an academic article written by Palestinian human rights lawyer Rabea Eghbariah titled “Toward Nakba as a Legal Concept.” The article argues for the Nakba to be developed as a unique legal framework, related to but distinct from other processes defined under modern international law, including apartheid and genocide. This is not the first time that Eghbariah’s legal scholarship has been censored by an Ivy League institution. The Harvard Law Review last year refused to publish a similar, shorter article it had solicited from Eghbariah even after it was initially accepted, fully edited and fact-checked. Eghbariah calls the abrupt rejection of his work “offensive,” “unprofessional” and “discriminatory,” and says “it is really unfortunate to see how this is playing out and the extent to which the board of directors is willing to go to shut down and silence Palestinian scholarship. … What are they afraid of? Of Palestinians narrating their own reality, speaking their own truth?”

HTTP://WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG/2024/6/5/HARVARD_COLUMBIA_LAW_SCHOOL_NAKBA_CENSORSHIP


Tags: ivy league = colonizer league, degrees of miseducation, loss of intellectual freedom, Thought Policing, conform to falsehood or die, i guess we fighting to the death, i cant stand evil ass colonizers, bootlicker academy, this isn't stupidity or ignorance it's malice, with crt being blocked and basic truth censored we see the rise of authoritarianism



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💭 Thought by azeem 16 days ago. | Public

settler colonialists will always censor truth regarding colonial land theft to block anticolonial justice & reparations.


Democracy Now!

Meet the Palestinian Lawyer Censored by Columbia and Harvard

The website of the Columbia Law Review was taken down by its board of directors on Monday after student editors refused a request from the board to halt the publication of an academic article written by Palestinian human rights lawyer Rabea Eghbariah titled “Toward Nakba as a Legal Concept.” The article argues for the Nakba to be developed as a unique legal framework, related to but distinct from other processes defined under modern international law, including apartheid and genocide. This is not the first time that Eghbariah’s legal scholarship has been censored by an Ivy League institution. The Harvard Law Review last year refused to publish a similar, shorter article it had solicited from Eghbariah even after it was initially accepted, fully edited and fact-checked. Eghbariah calls the abrupt rejection of his work “offensive,” “unprofessional” and “discriminatory,” and says “it is really unfortunate to see how this is playing out and the extent to which the board of directors is willing to go to shut down and silence Palestinian scholarship. … What are they afraid of? Of Palestinians narrating their own reality, speaking their own truth?”

HTTP://WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG/2024/6/5/HARVARD_COLUMBIA_LAW_SCHOOL_NAKBA_CENSORSHIP


Tags: Settler Colonialism



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💭 Thought by azeem 16 days ago. | Public

"There is no safe place in Gaza." We should make it unsafe for perpetrators of genocide to exist in DC. We need to enforce the Leahy Laws.


Democracy Now!

“My Journey of Loss”: Gaza Twin on Death of Mom, 14 Relatives

Israeli forces began an escalated offensive in central Gaza today, with at least 75 people killed by airstrikes in the past 24 hours, as Israeli bombardment and shelling continue in the north and south, as well. “There is no safe place in Gaza,” says 19-year-old Helmi Hirez, who has been repeatedly displaced since October. Hirez was forced to flee from the north, where 14 members of his family were killed in an airstrike on his home in Gaza City. When he and his parents and siblings moved to Rafah, they were bombed and buried beneath the rubble, and his mother was killed. “Now we are just squeezed in the middle,” Hirez tells Democracy Now! as he recounts his story from where he is currently sheltering. “This is just my continuous journey of displacement from one place to another, my continuous journey of loss.”

HTTP://WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG/2024/6/5/GAZA_HELMI_HIREZ


Tags: Free Palestine



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💭 Thought by azeem 17 days ago. | Public

this inspires thoughts about a Presidential Library and what I'd build.


Dezeen

MAB3 and Zénite create forest of books for a Brazilian library

Brazilian companies MAB3 and Zénite teamed up to install a wood-wrapped library in a school in São Paulo.

HTTPS://WWW.DEZEEN.COM/2024/06/04/MAB3-AND-ZENITE-CREATE-FOREST-OF-BOOKS-FOR-A-BRAZILIAN-LIBRARY/


Tags: library, design



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💭 Thought by azeem 17 days ago. | Public

! "Neurotechnologies that can read our mind could undermine international norms on freedom of thought"


HTTPS://WWW.NATURE.COM/ARTICLES/D41586-024-01666-5


Tags: neurosurveillance



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💭 Thought by azeem 17 days ago. | Public

nice


Physicists coax molecules into exotic quantum state — ending decades-long quest

Molecular Bose–Einstein condensates could help to provide the answers to fundamental questions, or form the basis of new quantum computers.

HTTPS://WWW.NATURE.COM/ARTICLES/D41586-024-01662-9




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💭 Thought by z 18 days ago. | Public

all these b!tche$ give me lust, all i want is your love...

Tags: love vs lust, do you know the difference?



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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

We finally convicted trump for his fraud. Now to convict biden for violating the Leahy laws and aiding genocide. This was brought up since last year but now with the ICJ actions and everything we have seen upto now, the case is even stronger.


Vox

The US may be flouting its own laws by sending unrestricted aid to Israel

US law limits aid to countries that violate human rights. Here’s why it isn’t applied to Israel.

HTTPS://WWW.VOX.COM/WORLD-POLITICS/24011316/US-AID-ISRAEL-BIDEN-HUMAN-RIGHTS-LEAHY-LAW


Tags: If I was President, We would stop genocides not perpetrate them, justice, humanity



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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

there is no red line for biden in rafah & trump is convicted, so we can't be gaslit into voting against trump for genocide joe joe's gonna lose dems better organize a primary - better late than never otherwise it signals approval of genocide


Democracy Now!

Will Israel Agree to the “Israeli” Ceasefire Proposal? Confusion Reigns After Biden Presents New Plan

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday outlined what he described as an Israeli ceasefire proposal to end the war in Gaza, nearly eight months after Israel began its invasion in response to the October 7 attack by Hamas. Biden described three phases to release captives held by both sides, allow residents to return to the north of the Gaza Strip and begin reconstruction of the devastated territory after the full withdrawal of Israeli troops. Hamas said it looked positively on the proposal and previously accepted similar terms, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to agree to it publicly amid pressure from far-right members of his governing coalition to continue the war indefinitely. Former Israeli peace negotiator Daniel Levy says Biden may have employed “constructive ambiguity” about Israel’s position in order to bring the two sides closer to a deal, but that the most important goal is to end the “horrors” in Gaza with a permanent ceasefire. “What are the maximal guarantees that can be given that this is not just a 42-day hiatus followed by yet further death, killing, destruction that we still now see every day?” asks Levy, who is now president of the U.S./Middle East Project.

HTTP://WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG/2024/6/3/CEASEFIRE_PROPOSAL




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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

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ProPublica

Multiple Trump Witnesses Have Received Significant Financial Benefits From His Businesses, Campaign

Witnesses in the various criminal cases against the former president have gotten pay raises, new jobs and more. If any benefits were intended to influence testimony, that could be a crime.

HTTPS://WWW.PROPUBLICA.ORG/ARTICLE/DONALD-TRUMP-CRIMINAL-CASES-WITNESSES-FINANCIAL-BENEFITS


Tags: corruption



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Big Tech has a rapist mentality.
azeem published 🧠 18 days ago. | Public

IEEE Spectrum

How Online Privacy Is Like Fishing

In the wake of a Microsoft spying controversy, it's time for an ecosystem perspective

HTTPS://SPECTRUM.IEEE.ORG/ONLINE-PRIVACY


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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

cafe del mar


HTTPS://WWW.MIXCLOUD.COM/LIVE/CAFEDELMARMUSIC/


Tags: cafe del mar, chill vibes

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azeem 18 days ago

i originally posted this for friends and followers but decided to make it public so everyone else can enjoy good music.

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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

was trying to catch up on cyanide and happiness and I ran into this.


HTTPS://EXPLOSM.NET/COMICS/POLY-COP-2#COMIC


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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

sounds like a job for orcrist...


ArcaMax

Hagar the Horrible for 6/2/2024

Created by Chris Browne, Hagar the Horrible is a funny look at Viking and medieval Scandinavian life.

HTTPS://WWW.ARCAMAX.COM/THEFUNNIES/HAGARTHEHORRIBLE/S-3263715


Tags: LOTR, iykyk



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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

werd


The Big Picture

10 Sunday Reads - The Big Picture

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • The Global Loss of the U-Shaped Curve of Happiness: Happiness used to be U-shaped by age, with middle age the least happy. Not anymore. Young people are now the least happy.. (After Babel) • Netflix Is Broken Beyond Repair. This Streaming Platform Shows…Read More

HTTPS://RITHOLTZ.COM/2024/06/10-SUNDAY-READS-168/




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💭 Thought by azeem 18 days ago. | Public

lol


GoComics

Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II for June 02, 2024 | GoComics.com

HTTPS://WWW.GOCOMICS.COM/ZIGGY/2024/06/02




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💭 Thought by azeem 19 days ago. | Public

A lot of people focus on making things look good, but fail to *be* good. js front ends that look "ok" but work badly. games with nice graphics but shitty gameplay/control products with low quality cars with bad reliability boeing etc


HTTPS://WWW.REDDIT.COM/R/GHOSTOFTSUSHIMA/COMMENTS/I6FP2C/RECENTLY_STARTED_GOT_THE_CONTROLS_AND_CAMERA_ARE/


Tags: looks can be deceiving, appearance vs reality, if a game can ignore your button presses it can ignore your consent for purchases and lootboxes as well, if the game is programmed to cheat the game isn't fair, america is alot like a game and is just as badly designed, we need a fair game

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azeem 18 days ago

also if you want to be a pro gamer go into game development. Games make alot of money. If you want to be a competitive gamer get your degree and make a name for yourself at college tournaments. you'll meet alot of people there too.


if you can program games and play games as a gamer you'll have a better appreciation for the final product. same with any product really -- you can only make something as good as what you know or have experienced. 



so kids, have fun, play games, but also make fair games with fair rules. one day you'll grow up and have to be responsible and you'll be the ones making the game instead of just playing it.



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azeem 19 days ago

TripMission's Comment really stood out. I want the game to be harder because the AI are more skilled, not because the AI cheats and ignores my input of a winning strategy to force a loss. I want my dodges & parries, movements, etc, to actually execute.

It also insidiously messes with gamers who don't have prior experience, as other gamers mention in the thread.

This is a game that gaslights you.

In terms of sportsmanship or gamesmanship, there's no fairness.
It could never become an e-sport like other top tier games because there's no guarantee or reliability of fairness that other game engines preserve.




If America is a game, it sure as hell can't be coded by people who think like these game devs.

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💭 Thought by azeem 19 days ago. | Public

imagine what intelligence agencies do with access to this technology...


Monkey business: primates’ social life tracked with wireless neuronal recording

Recoding the activity of individual neurons in freely moving macaques uncovers a neural population that encodes social behaviours.

HTTPS://WWW.NATURE.COM/ARTICLES/D41586-024-00467-0


Tags: neurosurveillance, wireless neuronal recording



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💭 Thought by azeem 19 days ago. | Public

i like quidnet's wellhead that stores energy with pressurized water and emergy's hydrokinetic turbines.


IEEE Spectrum

Five Cool Tech Demos from ARPA-E Energy Summit

New batteries and mining techniques shine at the annual energy showcase

HTTPS://SPECTRUM.IEEE.ORG/ARPA-E-SUMMIT-2024


Tags: going green



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💭 Thought by azeem 19 days ago. | Public

the vent feature is actually thoughtful and incredibly useful for spaces that don't have overhead vent support.


Design Milk

Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktop Subtracts Need for Vent Hoods

Say goodbye to bulky kitchen hoods with Fisher & Paykel's minimalist integrated cooking surface with a vent built right into its surface.

HTTPS://DESIGN-MILK.COM/FISHER-PAYKEL-INDUCTION-COOKTOP/?UTM_SOURCE=FEEDLY&UTM_MEDIUM=RSS&UTM_CAMPAIGN=FISHER-PAYKEL-INDUCTION-COOKTOP


Tags: design



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