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Test Server Joy: New Post for Testing

I just updated the theme to a major new version and so things look a little different. I’m still working on customizing stuff like before, and tweaking a few things that have irritated me from the beginning. If you see this, please don’t panic until I announce that the update is complete. It is a work in progress right now.

 

Here’s a fucking list.

 

  • i
  • hate
  • this
  • tech
  • sometimes

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On the Road

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.

So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. <- make a link, etc. -> You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.

You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.

For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter nym, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and nym straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the nym when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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Welcome to the Test Server

This is the test server for Balloon-Juice. It give us a development and testing platform apart from the main site.

 

While it will be on all the time, no new posts will be made except during active testing and development. Feel free to carry on your conversations as you wish. If I see anything inappropriate, I’ll stop comments until we need them.

 

Alain








New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Speaks Out On Confederate Monuments

Amplifying Jim, Foolish Literalist’s, posts. This is an important speech. Read the whole thing, but here is a sample.

You see: New Orleans is truly a city of many nations, a melting pot, a bubbling cauldron of many cultures.

There is no other place quite like it in the world that so eloquently exemplifies the uniquely American motto: e pluribus unum — out of many we are one.

But there are also other truths about our city that we must confront. New Orleans was America’s largest slave market: a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were brought, sold and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of forced labor of misery of rape, of torture.

America was the place where nearly 4,000 of our fellow citizens were lynched, 540 alone in Louisiana; where the courts enshrined ‘separate but equal’; where Freedom riders coming to New Orleans were beaten to a bloody pulp.

So when people say to me that the monuments in question are history, well what I just described is real history as well, and it is the searing truth.

And it immediately begs the questions: why there are no slave ship monuments, no prominent markers on public land to remember the lynchings or the slave blocks; nothing to remember this long chapter of our lives; the pain, the sacrifice, the shame … all of it happening on the soil of New Orleans.

There are good people in this country, politicians who understand they represent all the people. Remember that.

 








Explosions in the UK

Apparently something horrible has happened at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.