February 14th, 2020

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Yet another story I had to check for satire

If all the emphasis is on what's wrong with the US and the west, and oddly, there's nothing wrong with Russia, yes, it's propaganda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/us/russian-propaganda-radio.html?fbclid=IwAR3DoNWysRsD1e5YsHxghKsvVHYsp5mgLibZ6xun72vv-5W7Pq6emlkCCiU

"In January, Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian government, started broadcasting on three Kansas City-area radio stations during prime drive times, even sharing one frequency with a station rooted in the city’s historic jazz district."

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On not forcing yourself, or "posture" is a bad idea

People have an innate ability to move and live well, but it can be important to learn how to stop interfering with it.

"Posture" and correction are oversimplication of a complex and sensitive process.

https://peacefulbodyschool.com/2020/02/11/the-top-ten-myths-about-the-alexander-technique/?fbclid=IwAR3iTEwGMaqnHe713m0qQHKtdlgeXn6KS1Oay2lnslZP1OmNokyJBMgnJNs

"Reality. The Alexander Technique has nothing to do with standing up straight. There is not one straight line in the body, or in the universe for that matter. The Alexander Technique has nothing to do with doing anything right, or correctly. It is about doing what we do well, efficiently, effectively, fluidly, comfortably, and pleasurably."

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Another false conviction finally reversed

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/us/california-dna-exoneration-ricky-davis/index.html

This kind of thing is why I'm opposed to bad practice in the justice system. Racism isn't the only problem, though racism amplifies bad practice.

"The case went cold until 1999, when investigators reopened the case. Police interrogated Davis' girlfriend several times and she ultimately changed her story, implicating Davis and herself in Hylton's death, the NCIP said."

Excessive interrogation and plea deals are part of the problem.

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Share-cropping continued for a long time, probably still going on

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/437573/blacks-were-enslaved-well-into-the-1960s?fbclid=IwAR3JQ-Cl70jII88TKN1u13PIBENo_PeSPqmePXn5Wbcqx_cobTm9LwgP0mY

When I read about share-cropping, it didn't look like it was ever thoroughly ended. It wasn't.

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