A good article about Tumblr from some insiders:
i absolutely adore this paragraph:
According to Brennan, "the key is to look at Tumblr as a creative culture platform versus a tech platform. People don't come to Tumblr because the features are groundbreaking." Automattic can't treat Tumblr like WordPress. "WordPress is a utility, it's easy to use, it gets you up and running," she notes. If Facebook is a phonebook where "you go to connect with people you like, find a handyman, pick an event," and Twitter is a call-in radio show where "you hear all these different opinions, but you can shoot back," then Tumblr is a high school cafeteria. Aesthetics, normies, weird art kids, goths, and musicians all have their place, Brennan says, "and you can be anything you want to be. Sometimes you don't fit into one so you try another. There's eavesdropping. You're always going to learn something, no matter where you are."
"Nothing ever goes wrong when you start talking about re-education. Just ask Chairman Mao. Maybe we can set up some sort of camps."
"Symbols of unity matter. And purposefully fragmenting things by race reinforces a terrible message that we are two nations hopelessly drifting apart from each other. That's not where we were even ten years ago and it's not where we should be now," Maher told his audience, which responded with applause.
"If we have two anthems, why not three? Or five? Why not a women's anthem? A Latino anthem? A gay, trans, Indigenous Peoples, an Asian and Pacific Islander anthem?"
That’s why I always loved Bill Maher!
With that, the last Iowa Class Battleship name has been reassigned. I don't think there was any doubt the navy planned on reactivated any of them after retiring them in the early 1990's. But it also means there's only 2 states names not assigned yet, South Carolina and Kansas.
Kinda interesting they have chosen a Columbia class SSBN sub and not a Virginia Class sub. Especially since the Virginia Block Vs have not been filled up yet and the colombias haven't even begun construction. Probably more of a political move than anything else.
I’m too angry and overwhelmed about this article to not share it. This was published early today (Jan 21st, 2020) after 20 months of investigative journalism by Justin Nobel, and everyone should read this.
Some key points:
But hey, I’m sure it’s fine.
Man, reading this article took me right back to all my tox classes where we talked about the history of things like PCBs, and asbestos, and mercury. Things we now know are deadly, but that we previously used with gleeful abandon wherever we felt like it.
Point of order, tho - as they mention in the article, it isn’t the type of well that dictates how radioactive any given brine is, it’s what geological formation that well is drilled into, and that’s going to vary based on 1) what they’re drilling for, and 2) geography/stratigraphy.
So in the US this is a giant problem in New York and Pennsylvania where they’re drilling into the Marcellus shale, which is loaded with radium. A well drilled into, for example, the Pierre Shale in Colorado will produce minimally-radioactive brine.
That said, it still shouldn’t be SPREAD WILLY-NILLY ON DIRT ROADS.
I just. What even.
As a previous Commercial truck driver with tanker and haz-mat endorsements, and also a citizen of the Earth, this pisses me the fuck off.
This is absolutely horrible and disgusting so where is this waste ending up at.. in our backyards..😡😡😡
Don’t believe the lies they tell you! What that do not tell everyone is we spend Millions of dollars recycling our water to reuse in our operations! Been in oil and gas for many years!