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Thank you all for the heart


A new exhibit in Austin, Texas examines a little-known chapter in the state's history, a time when Texas Rangers and white, civilian vigilantes massacred hundreds—if not thousands—of Mexican Americans or Tejanos between 1915 and 1919 in what historians have called some of the worst state-sanctioned racial violence in the U.S.

The exhibit, called “Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920,” opened January 21 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum thanks to a group of college professors and community members working together through a project called "Refusing To Forget." It will run through April 3, 2016.

The exhibit marks the first time a state entity has publicly acknowledged the role Texas played in sanctioned violence so pervasive that scholars behind "Refusing To Forget" say it prompted a struggle for justice and civil rights that continues to shape relationships in Texas today. “A public dialogue on this period of violence is timely and necessary to appropriately reflect on the lasting consequences of this period,” its website says.



My Fringe Cactus endorses the Fringe Candidate

Trump - Lost in Translation


Peachy Cool Arrow

As in Pinche Culero

As in goddamned rat fucker.

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a cup of coffee

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Quick action by a convenience store clerk helped stop a robbery.

The man used a cup of coffee as his weapon.

Remnants of a coffee flung across the room remain on paperwork near the front register, though most of it ended on the face of a would-be-robber.


MSMBC Is giving the stage to 3rd rank, 3rd place winner Marco Rubio?

What in the FUCKING HELL is WRONG with these people?!!!!!!!!!

WaPo - Democrats would be insane to nominate Bernie Sanders



Tonight in Iowa Republican Caucuses it's Con$ervatives against Conserva†ives #cybilwar nt

I’m Suing Civis Analytics

My PhD is in machine learning. Politics is my hobby. Civis Analytics is a politically-connected machine learning tech-startup. I was very excited to work there.

After an awkward conversation with a friend and colleague, I came to find out I was being paid 20% less than the PhD physicist that I had to train in machine learning. Civis is a machine learning startup. Civis is not SpaceX. When we discussed our salaries, he apologized to me and said I should be senior to him. Were his 9 years of doing academic research in a tangentially-related field 25% more valuable than my 8 years of research in the relevant field?

There was another physicist with some machine learning knowledge and some industry experience. I showed him more advanced material and coached him through complicated algorithms. He advocated for me to an almost embarrassing degree… circling by my desk when the executives were around, heaping praise in a loud voice. He also apologized to me when I told him my salary.


You might think this has nothing to do race or ethnicity. After all, I’m only half-Mexican and I frequently pass for white. This is why I’m occasionally put in awkward positions:

Acquaintance: The damn spics are ruining this country!

Me: What!? I’m Mexican you f$#!# @$$#%^&!

Acquaintance: Oh, uh… Sorry, I wasn’t talking about you.

Me: Who were you talking about? My dad? My grandfather, the WWII vet?

This even happens with people who know I’m Mexican. I am just so Assimilation: Mission Accomplished that they forget.


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