A few more reputable places you can donate to:
Red cross - https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/
Save the children - https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/where-we-work/africa/mozambique
Thank you all.
Hey y'all. As you probably may have read / heard, central Mozambique (where I live, but 600km away from my city), got hit really hard by a Class 4 Cyclone - the Iday Cyclone. Death toll is in the hundreds, likely to climb to thousands. Tens of thousands displaced. If you're the type, prayers are welcome. Cash is even more welcome. Prayers+cash is the perfect combo. If you can, please consider donating to the relief effort. Thanks!
Fascism; far-right in Brazil
and now the far-right Brazilian president Bolsonaro - a former military captain - gave the order for the army to celebrate the military coup d'etat that installed a brutal dictatorship in Brazil from 1964 to 85.
Hello there! For all the #music fans searching for new songs to hear, in this week we had
- new Andrew Bird album;
- new Lucy Rose album;
- new Jenny Lewis album;
- (Brazil stuff) finally they put the Tim Maia 'Racional' phase albuns on streaming!
Musically speaking, today will be a good day.
I really hope that @evicoso is safe and sound. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique really hard.
As I researched something in the bread chemistry literature (yes, we study such things), the ciabatta relies on a higher-than-average gluten ratio in the flour so the dough can rise and "hold" inside that trademark carbon dioxide large bubbles that arise from the fermentation process. Brazilian wheat flour is light on protein (around 8-9%) and I needed at least 15% to make it work.
So I made a few calculations, added some extra gluten to the recipe and voilá!
In a matter of two days, the U.S. government will recieve the facist, far right-wing presdent of Brazil for a reception.
Of the people scheduled to be in this reception, there is the self-appointed philosopher Olavo de Carvaho (who believes that Pepsi-cola is made of aborted fetuses cells). Ah, and Steve Bannon as well.
Don't you dare to tell me that the U.S. government care for Human rights after that.
The Liturgists #fear episode... Wow...
sex, Twitter and Brazil
Or the New York Times take on it (which is so well written that makes me laugh while I cry): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/world/americas/bolsonaro-golden-shower-brazil.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesworld
He/Him. Brazilian professor (organic/medicinal chemistry). Science, music, random musings.
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