Elsewhere for June 18, 2017

You should read this for 6/18/2017:

Culprit hidden in plain sight in Alzheimer disease development“A new study by researchers at the University of Montana, Universidad del Valle de México, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Boise State, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental short- and long-term impact of airborne iron-rich strongly magnetic combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) present in young urbanites’ brains.”

Panel moderator mansplains physics to an actual physicist. This audience member couldn’t take it anymore. This is what it’s like, and why women especially need to look out for each other.

Nursing homes have complete control over some of the most vulnerable and fragile people in the entire country: people who are gravely ill, who are often cognitively impaired in ways that make it hard for them to protect themselves, are completely at the mercy of these institutions.

Now, rather than working to give those patients some small measure of protection and security, the Trump Administration is poised to give them the shaft. It’s unconscionable back-pedaling that would leave millions with little recourse when they, or their loved ones, are mistreated or abused.

A ‘Pillar’ of Hawaii’s Coffee Industry Is Being Deported“President Trump’s immigration officials have another “bad hombre” in their sights: Andrés Magaña Ortiz, a successful, law-abiding farmer who’s been called a “pillar” of Hawaii’s coffee industry.”

Via NPR: Q And A With The ‘Sassy’ Teacher Of The Year About That Fan And Going Viral “I have been visibly gay my entire life; I was more feminine than a lot of boys and I carried myself in a non-traditional gender expression. And I got a lot of flak for it. As a boy, I think I internalized that and didn’t embrace that part of me. Now, as an adult, I adjusted to my queer identity. So the fan represents self-acceptance and being unabashedly myself in a society that’s not always ready to accept that.”

The Clever Stunt Four Professors Just Pulled to Expose the Outrageous Pay Gap in Academia “The current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, is leaving next summer. This means that her job, which pays at least 400,000 Canadian dollars (about $368,500), is up for grabs. I’m sure the search committee expected a lot of top talent in the application pool—but they probably didn’t expect 56 Canadian academics, fed up with a highly paid administration in the face of country-wide “austerity” measures, applying for Samarasekera’s job in groups of four. ”

Magic custard cake I’m in trigued by this recipe, which purports to create a sheet cake with a custard layer. A friend hasn’t had much luck with the recipe; it made a wonderful cake, but the custard part was solid, rather than custard-like in texture.

 

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Via NPR: Next Week, Will The Russia Story Actually Be About Russia? “The marathon of high-profile congressional hearings continues Tuesday with a session scheduled by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s panel on crime and terrorism. It appears aimed squarely at the ongoing imbroglio over Trump associates’ possible connections to last year’s Russian election meddling.”

Via The Washington Post: Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice according to unnamed officials. “The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.”

Via NPR: Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry “”I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” he wrote.

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