UKpol, Government loses Bedroom Tax case
Tories lose Supreme Court Bedroom Tax fight. This judgement affects a few hundred people. The whole evil policy should be scrapped.
RT 🔐: Survey on Social Camouflaging and Mental Wellbeing in Autism, by a researcher in a group I'm a member of - needs another 100 participants and is particularly short of men: https://keelepsych.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5QGVeWyQKRm8o5?fbclid=IwAR1cVMSqn0x81T4yIGAPNJBzxcPQoKK150-6SjcR1R4HeeDg1P_8_4nRKMY
LGBT scenes circa 2011: Use 'they' UNTIL you know what someone's pronouns are, either by asking them directly in private or by talking to their savvy friend about it. Give your own pronouns with introductions. Don't out people or pressure them to divulge pronouns where that might out them. Correct yourself if you use the wrong pronoun.
[long-ass game of cultural telephone later]
cishet liberals: call people by the pronouns that go with what kinda junk I think they have unless I don't know them and I've clocked them as a trans woman, then use "they" and ask for specifically their pronouns in public in front of other people who may not have clocked them. Got it, seems easy enough
I'm still thinking about the Publick Universal Friend because like,
I 100% believe they had a vision of their own death, meeting angels, and being reborn with a genderless spirit,
and I also 100% believe that's a metaphor about getting so sick you confront your own mortality and resolve that if you survive this you're gonna live your truth and do what you want with your life and fuck anybody who stands in yr way
probably both of those things are true, religious visions are like that
pol (uk context but not specific), 145 words
rules i would like to see on political campaigns:
1. prohibit candidates and campaigns from talking about their opponents' policies or persons. that's what the press is for. when a tory says "but labour want to", or vice versa, they face being disqualified from the election
1a. media share co-liability for the above; specifically, if an interview baits a candidate into discussing their opponents, the interview bears the responsibility, up to and including permanent loss of broadcasting licence
2. reintroduce a strict objectivity requirement across all media during election campaigns
2a. make fact checking compulsory, and require that it's given at least as much prominence as the claims being checked
3. include favourable press coverage in the advertising spend of the candidate, or party, so favoured - in every determinable factor, including salary of the columnist, total wealth of the proprietor, daily profit of the paper, etc
ukpol boris bbc funny cringe
BBC showed Boris Johnson laying a wreath on Remembrance Day
but they "accidentally" showed footage from 2016
on an unrelated note, Boris Johnson laid a wreath upside down yesterday
some employees of BBC have since said that you can't accidentally dig a tape out of the archive and accidentally play it in place of current footage
True story time: Just as i was selling in to Birmingham to start my PhD, i got a very long distance phone call. It was Google. They wanted to fly me from England to Palo Alto to do a job interview.
I'm just starting my PhD, i said.
Well, can you come in next week? They asked.
But I'm busy for the next three years, i said.
How about the week after next? They asked.
I cannot take a job with you, i said.
But we're Google, they replied, completely confused.
ukpol, Jeremy Corbyn, humourous
If I didn't know better, I'd swear the UK media coverage of Corbyn was precision designed to turn me into a frothing Corbyn supporter.
Basically, if you take something I like, but am sensibly critical of, and start talking bollocks about it, my immediate response is *stanning intensifies.*
Take a hardworking, lefty politician and constantly smear him for years, while making out he's the second coming of Marx for policies that were pretty much standard Labour...