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Deb Haaland confirmed as first Indigenous US cabinet secretary

Source: The Guardian

Deb Haaland has been confirmed as the secretary of the interior, making her the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in US history.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/15/deb-haaland-interior-secretary-first-indigenous-native-american-cabinet

Wonder if all those high-tech companies still want to move to TX?

I mean, don’t they sort of require a stable supply of electricity? Won’t their employees expect electrical service to be, you know, available?

Thank you for the hearts, dear hearts

You have gotten me through many years with your humor (looking especially at you, The Ferret) and insights. Thanks to the Admins for this incredible community.

YouTube's lo-fi music streams are all about the euphoria of less

Dion Lewis was trying to make the best out of a difficult situation. Last August, when a storm left his Chicago neighborhood without electricity for a week, he improvised. Lewis had recently created a YouTube page for tutorials about the various aspects of computer programming called Code Pioneers, and that first night, unable to record, he decided to gather his wife and daughter for some quality time. Together in their living room surrounded by flickering candles, the three of them sat listening to songs Lewis “previously downloaded to use as background music” in his video tutorials. They included tracks like RalphReal’s “Mix It Up” and “Wallflowers” by the Portland experimentalist musician Bad Snacks.

Article: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/youtubes-lo-fi-music-streams-are-all-about-the-euphoria-of-less

I debated whether to post this in Music Appreciation, but put it here in GD because there may be others besides me who can’t listen to music with words while working. The compilations on YouTube are remarkable (like this one):

Everyday People -- Sly and the Family Stone

Flying Balalaika Brothers (live, Austin TX)

"Lady" is not equal to "Woman"

Women have asked us to stop saying “lady” when we mean “woman.” Can we please be respectful enough of women to honor that request?

I know it's Day 1, but is there any word about the kids in cages?

Everything about the nightmare reign hurt, but this one hurt more than almost all the others. Has Biden's team announced any actions to release the kids and others in cages?

"Ding dong, the witch is dead"

Set all the public airwaves and public address systems in DC to play this at top volume beginning the moment he exits the White House until he leaves DC airspace.

Atlanta Journal Constitution has nearly instant results

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