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"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

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“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

- Bertrand Russell (via syntheticphilosophy)
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'The Trump Kids Go to Work with Dad: A White House Storybook.'

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Meet the Trump kids: Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. ...

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...their friend Jared...

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...and their dad Donald.

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Donald has a very important job.

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He's the president of the United States of America.

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April 27, 2017, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

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The Trump kids and Jared are going to work with Donald.

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Most kids would be excited.

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But not the Trumps. The Trumps are luckier than most kids.

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They get to go to work with their dad every day!

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Donald doesn't really seem to like to do work.

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He likes to watch TV and yell at strangers on the internet.

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So the Trump kids have a lot of responsibility...

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...even though Eric is only 33, Ivanka is only 35, Jared is only 36, and Donald Jr. is only 39.

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Jared and Ivanka do a lot of important jobs for Donald — jobs that most people don't get to do without years and years of experience.

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But they can do them — no sweat!

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Ivanka meets with foreign leaders.

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And gives speeches.

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And goes to important meetings with important people.

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Jared is in charge of fixing the whole government.

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And making peace in the Middle East.

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And fighting ISIS in Iraq.

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He has to dress up like a big boy, but that's OK. Jared doesn't mind.

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Then there's Donald Jr. and Eric. They run their dad’s old company, so they’re not supposed to come to his new job with him. That would be a conflict of interest.

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But sometimes they do anyway. Oops!

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They even let their dad give them business advice.

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Even though they're not supposed to. Talking to the president would give their company an unfair advantage over other companies.

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Double oops!

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Leaders of other countries know how much Donald loves his kids, so they like to do nice things for them.

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They think if they help the Trump kids out, Donald might do nice things for their countries in return.

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They listen when Ivanka asks them to give money to her new foundation.

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And they let her build hotels in their countries.

Some countries help Jared build tall buildings too.

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Donald was going to get tough on China.

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But then a Chinese company invested in one of the buildings Jared builds.

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Lately, Donald hasn't been so tough on China at all.

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It might seem strange how much the Trumps love Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

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But by going to work with their dad, Ivanka, Jared, Donald Jr., and Eric are learning all about what it’s like to be a grown-up.

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They're getting hands-on experience at a real-life job.

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And, best of all, they’re all making their own money!

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Maybe lots and lots of it. Maybe not.

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Maybe even money from some of the countries that do nice things for them. Maybe not.

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We don't know because Donald hasn't released his tax returns.

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What a good deal for the Trumps!

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Donald smiles. He's just happy his kids are happy.

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And he's happy he can keep on watching TV and yelling at people on the internet.

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"I'm so glad every day is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in our family," he probably thinks to himself.

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And so it was.

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(To be continued.)

(For four freaking years.)

(At least.)

(Unless you call your representatives and demand they, you know, do their jobs and start asking questions about all this. Like yesterday.)

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Pet Adoption Posters Find Creative Way to Use White Space

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To help raise awareness for pet adoption in Mumbai, NGO World For All tasked their creative agency McCann Worldgroup to come up with a print campaign to, “inspire co-existence between stray animals and the people of Mumbai, by finding loving homes for the helpless ones and creating compassion, tolerance and humanity for those on the streets.”

Apart from adoptions, the Mumbai-based animal welfare organisation also conducts rescues and sterilisations of the stray animal population. In the series of posters below, McCann found a creative way to use white space and generate awareness for the campaign.

[via Behance]

 

 

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The Seasons After Winter

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I think you want to say, “You might fall in love, is that the worst thing that could happen?”

And I want to ask you if you've ever noticed the way Christmas lights reflected in a window at night look like stars exploding.

And I want to ask you if you had a garden growing up.

I want to ask you if you had to listen to one thing forever, what would it be.

And I think I want you to say, “A river. Why are we hiding what’s happening here?”

And I think I want to say, "Falling in love is not the worst thing that could happen."

But I don’t know.

Because when you’ve been waiting for someone else for so long, you can become a stranger even to yourself.
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United Airlines Reports Man For Suspected Child Trafficking Because His Skin is Darker Than Daughter’s

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Obviously, Osvaldo Maciel might be a child trafficker, as he’s male, Mexican, and with a child, muses United Airlines flight attendants.

It was a tough choice between the title above and, “United Airlines Hits Bottom, Digs.”  A week after losing close to a billion dollars in share value after forcing a ticketed, seated passenger to get off a plane such that one of their own staff could take his seat, via police who caused enough injury to require hospitalization in the process, and 2 weeks after they denied 2 middle school girls boarding under a sexist dress code policy they apply to family members of United employees, you might think that United would be on their best behavior.

“Hold my beer,” United CEO Oscar Munoz can metaphorically (if not literally) be heard shouting across the terminal.

Earlier this week, a New York mom reported that she was required to go to the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol office at Newark Airport to pick up her husband and young daughter, on vacation in Mexico for a week, because a passenger presenting no reason other than the daughter’s skin color was lighter than the father’s told a United flight attendant that she found the pair to be suspicious, and United, apparently agreeing, had federal law enforcement meet the plane.  Mom is of Irish descent, and dad, Mexican, and this by itself is enough to get dragged off the flight upon arrival, assuming you were allowed to fly in your own seat in the first place:

After our 3-year-old snoozed on her father’s lap for most of the flight, the plane landed. He texted me to tell me they had arrived. When the plane taxied to the gate, however, a number of officers from the Port Authority and Customs and Border Patrol boarded the plane, approached my husband and instructed him to grab his carry-ons and follow them. He and our daughter were escorted out of the plane before anyone else could get off.

The passenger who shared her “concern” with the flight attendants had been sitting next to my husband. According to him, she had been friendly throughout the flight, but my husband noticed her strange obsession with our daughter, sometimes throwing her body over his to try to engage my daughter.

As compensation for this “re-accommodation,” as surely Mr. Munoz would call it, United offered the family a $100 travel voucher.

I think what is even more surprising to me is that the commentary on even the strongly left-leaning Huffington Post, who appears to have broke the story, contained a plethora of comments defending the actions of the passenger, flight attendants, and CBP, because it’s always “better to be safe than sorry” (just as they would assuredly dismiss the TSA touching your genitals with “anything to keep us safer”).  (Click the little thought bubble on the left to read)

Alexis Nola, for example, is a fan of “see something, say something…”

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…and pay no mind to the fact that she was sitting peacefully with her father for the whole flight, because she may have been too drugged to express her situation, even though she could walk on and off the plane…

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Kimberly Ziegelheafer wants us to know that child trafficking is “running rampant” and, apparently, stopping every adult/child pair who does not look alike (er, let’s be real here, it’s only a father/child pair who would encounter this form of discrimination), dragging them into the back room of a CBP office, and not releasing them until someone female alleges that she is the mother and all is well…

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Carolyn Sue Greig alleges she would have baked cookies for these assholes, had it been her husband and child…

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But I assume the white woman from Texas with 2 first names has probably never experienced discrimination in her life and does not understand that yes, this is a big deal.  There are millions of children in this country with step-parents who look nothing like their child, and they don’t deserve to be dragged off of flights.  It’s traumatizing to the child and, frankly, to the adult as well.  It also doesn’t take more than a cursory search of the Internet to find that fathers alone with child are regularly given extra scrutiny, whether it’s at the playground or, apparently, simply traveling home.

United Airlines had no business reporting this incident to the police absent the suspecting passenger being able to articulate some reason for her suspicion beyond the color of their skin (the same goes for Muslim-looking men who are dragged off of planes after purely imagined suspicious behavior).  This family is owed much more than a $100 voucher, and I, for one, hope to see Mr. Munoz given the boot after another billion gets wiped off their market cap.














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minderella
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And yet I was mocked for "seeing something saying something" when I pointed out to the airline customer service rep that there was a man waiting to board my plane with a 200' roll of cling wrap hanging out of his carryon --- complete with the 12" serrated blade for cutting the wrap. The stewardess laughed at me... said the man couldn't *possibly* be a terrorist because he was wearing a NY firefighters t-shirt. I had had my fingernail clippers confiscated 20 minutes earlier, but a man wearing a freaking t-shirt that said NY firefighter on it was allowed to carry on a 12" serrated blade because... safety?
satadru
5 days ago
That's when you call an officer to the scene... that's above the airline rep's pay grade.
MaryEllenCG
6 days ago
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Greater Bostonia
satadru
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New York, NY
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superiphi
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Strange racism at united. *sigh*
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
sirshannon
7 days ago
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Just in case, please report all traveling children to authorities.

What a tangled web they weave

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…when neural nets are recursive:

Some other recursively induced hallucinations —

ュース repeated gives successively:

Juice
News
Auspicious
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Yu Susui Suu Suu Su
Yu Susui Suu Suu Suu Su
Susui Suu Suu Suu Suu Su
Susui Suu Suu Suu Suu Suu Su
Susui Suu Suu Suu Suu Suu Suu Su
Susuue with the airport
It is a good thing to see and do.
It is a good idea to have a good view of the surrounding area.
It is a good thing for you to do.
It is good to know the things you do not do.
It is good to know the things you do not mind.
It is a good idea to have a good view of the surrounding area.

Clearly a new genre of poetry is born. From ャス:

Us
Chasus
Chasuasu
Chanusasuasu
Jurasurus
Jurasurasusu
Jurasurasususu
Jurasurasususu
Jurasurasusususu
The sky chase supernatural
Worth seeing is not good. Jasusturus swasher
Soundtracks of the sun
It 's a good thing.
It 's a sort of a sweet sun.
It is a surprisingly good thing.
It is a surreptitious one,
It is a photograph of the photograph taken by a photograph
It is a photograph of the photograph taken by the photographer.
It is a photograph of the photograph taken by a photograph
It is a photograph of the photograph taken by a photograph
It is a photograph taken on the next page
This is a series of photographs of a series of photographs
This is a series of photographs of a series of photographs
This is a series of photographs of a series of photographs
This is a series of photographs of a series of photographs
This is a series of photographs of a series of photographs of a series of photographs

Not all of the poems are equally good. From には:

To
To
To
To
To the HA is to
in order to be on
in order to be on
in order to be on
in order to be on To To
To the ones To have on To To
To the ones To have on To To is not
To the ones To have on To To is not to
To the ones To have on To To is not available to
To To has no way To On To To On To To To To To To To
To To has no way To To To To To To To To To To To To
To the ones To the ones To the ones To the ones To the ones to the ones for
To the ones To the ones To the ones To the ones To the ones To the ones To
To To have no way To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no items in to which you are in To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no items on to To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no items on to To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no sessions on to To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no sessions on to To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To

There are no sessions to visit To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no items on to To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
To Ha to Ha To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
There are no sectors to visit To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To

To Hawaii is not to Hawaii To Hawaii To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To
To Hawaii To Hawaii To Hawaii To Hawaii To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To To

Though maybe chanted with the right background…

Update #2 — It works with Korean as well. Thus successive repetitions of 민심은 yield:

Public mind
The
The public mind is the public mind is the public mind
The public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind
The public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind,
The public mind is the public mind, the public mind is the public mind, the public mind is the public mind.
The public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind,
The public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind
The public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind
The people are the people, the people, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts,
The people are the people, the people, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts, the hearts,
There is no need to worry about the people.
In the case of public opinion, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind, the public mind,
It is not the case that the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is the public mind is
In the case of public opinion, public mind is public mind, public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is
In the case of public service, the public service is called public service, while the public service is public service.
I think that it is a good idea to have a lot of people.
In the case of public opinion, public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind is public mind
I am a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen, a citizen,
I think that it is a good idea to have a lot of people in your life.
I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen,
I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen,
I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen,
In addition, there is no need to worry about the fact that the government is not responsible for the actions of the public.
I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen, I am a citizen,

Update — more here.

 

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Soundtracks of the sun
It 's a good thing.
It 's a sort of a sweet sun.
It is a surprisingly good thing.
It is a surreptitious one,
It is a photograph of the photograph taken by a photograph
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