Republican Candidate Says Schools Are Trying To Eliminate “White People”…

Date: December 31, 2021

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“A Republican candidate in Michigan claimed during a Facebook Live event this week that public schools are trying to “eliminate” white people, particularly white males. The candidate, Mellissa Carone, gained the national spotlight last year when she appeared as one of Rudy Giuliani’s “star witnesses” for voter fraud and made a complete fool of herself. Apparently nothing has changed, as Farron Cousins explains.

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https://www.rawstory.com/mellissa-carone/

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What Have We Learned from the Pandemic?: A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis…


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Date: December 31, 2021

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“In this episode, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about the lessons of the COVID pandemic. They discuss our failures to coordinate an effective response, the politics surrounding vaccination, vaccine efficacy, vaccine safety, how to think about scientific controversies, the epidemiology of excess deaths, transmission among the vaccinated, natural immunity, selection pressures and new variants, the failure of institutions, the lab-leak hypothesis, the efficacy of lockdowns, vaccine mandates, boosters, what would happen in a worse pandemic, and other topics.

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2006, the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.

He is the author of several books—Connected: The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, and most recently Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.

Released: December 14, 2021”

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Wasp 3D-prints eco-homes from local raw earth for $1K…


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Date: December 31, 2021

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“After years of creating machines to 3D print rubber, recycled plastics, clay, and geopolymers, the Italian start-up WASP created a 3D-Printer capable of printing a home for the marginal cost (which, they say, leans to 0) of the dirt.

In 2018, the team printed their first home in 10 days using local earth (30% clay, 40% silt, 30% sand), 40% chopped rice straw, 25% rice husk, and 10% lime. “Gaia” cost 900 euros (1,000 dollars) in materials for 30 meters of wall. The round-shaped structure relied on a wooden roof and beams for support.

Three years later, WASP printed an all-earth two-domed home dubbed TECLA (Technology + Clay) using two synchronized printing arms, which were programmed to pick, mix and pump materials into layers. At their headquarters in Massa Lombarda, Italy, it took 200 hours, 7000 machine codes, and 6kw of energy to print the 350 layers of clay.

WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) is the brainchild of father-daughter team Massimo and Francesca Moretti. Launched in 2011 when Francesca, a designer, began tinkering with early 3D printers and introduced her electronic technician father to the tech.

Massimo, inspired by nature – and specifically the mason wasp which builds its own nest with material recovered from the surrounding environment – began designing a 3D printer capable of building houses with local, natural materials “at a cost tending to zero”.

In late 2021, WASP worked with fashion house Dior to print a pop-up store in Dubai covered in their signature Cannage motif (3D printed using clay, sand, and raw fibers). The same year, they used the Crane 3D printer to create the “livable sculpture” titled “House of Dust”; it took 50 hours of 3D printing, 500 G-codes, 165 15mm-layers, 15 kilometers of extrusion, and eight cubic meters of material to print the 16-square-meter habitable structure in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Citation:
https://www.3dwasp.com/en/

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YouTuber Lindsay Ellis CANCELLED Over a Disney Cartoon?!…


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Date: December 31, 2021

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“Lindsay Ellis, a YouTuber with over a million subscribers, has decided to quit social media for backlash over… very mild criticism of Raya and the Last Dragon. Yes, it would appear that toxic cartoon stans have driven Ellis to her breaking point. We wouldn’t know anything about that. You know, she could have just told them to… eff off?”

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Do They WANT GamerGate 2.0 or What?…


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Date: December 30, 2021

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“The media is writing more and more hit pieces on the gaming industry and individual high profile gamers lately. Many seem to be written just to poke the proverbial bear. What’s going on here? Do they actually WANT to reignite GamerGate or what? Who in the hell would actually WANT that… except for Buzzfeed, who is making a comedy movie about it, that is.

A Bloomberg journalist wrote an article debating whether or not Aloy from Horizon should be attractive. Riots Games paid out $100 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Dogs and cats are living together. And the beat goes on.”

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What Was The Worst Christmas Job In History?…


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Date: December 30, 2021

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“Elbow-deep in turkey, ankle-deep in kelp – Tony Robinson goes in search of the not-so-happy holidays spent by those who’ve worked The Worst Christmas Jobs in History.

From the Justice of the Peace shutting down churches and barring Christmas pudding to the Puke Collector cleaning up after the excesses of merriment, Tony bravely tries his hand at the most terrible occupations that have made the festive season what it is, from the Roman feast of Saturnalia to the 19th century Dickensian Christmas. Other unpleasant positions include Yule Logger, Boar Hunter, Gossard, Back End of a Cow and Faggoter – someone responsible for gathering twigs in the snow.”

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