Pretty cool show featuring Jimmy Dore on Joe Rogan.
Essays and Open Threads
Three months ago the International Criminal Court began collecting testimony for prosecuting war crimes that happened in Afghanistan during our 16 years of occupation. They probably didn't expect what would happen.
That didn't take long. It seems that everyone was a Putin Puppet except for establishment candidates.
Today's NY Times headline: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader
This could change the internet as we know it.
Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page. Even worse, the logic of the ruling applies to all in-line linking, not just embedding tweets. If adopted by other courts, this legally and technically misguided decision would threaten millions of ordinary Internet users with infringement liability.
I didn't see gjohsit's essay about Mueller's indictment report. So I redact all of this. Sorry.
Hey there folks. Haven't had much time to get anything together here for a while, though I have loads of drafts sitting around. And don't anticipate that changing much for the near future, with this middle-aged father taking over full-time duties for two babies come the end of March.
Kipling begins "The Ballad of Boh da Thone" as follows:
on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
in cool touches
from hand dug wells.
where the evil Russians and Chinese or any other OPOL powers would hit the US with their nukes first, right?
I am reading through the EB and concluded I have to ask the community the following:
Yup. Twenty years....well, close enough. It began somewhere between my dad's death and my 14th birthday. Since that time I've found it very difficult to see the good in things. It's easy to feel that way when society just keeps punching you down at every turn.
What will it take for a repeat?
The 1% has geared up their military to protect their privileged place in the world and apparently we’re just supposed to sit her quietly and hope things work out for the best I guess. We’re being fed propaganda about Russians screwing with our elections while the military is in a part of the world in which we do NOT belong threatening yet another nuclear superpower with war.
The Intercept was founded several years ago as a bastion of “confrontational journalism” by a distinguished group of contributing editors, including Democracy Now! veteran reporter Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald. It sprang directly out of the work of Greenwald, a lawyer, who helped Edward Snowden survive to publish his groundbreaking 2013 and 2014 exposes of NSA domestic wiretapping.
Well, Mueller has found more stuff Who colluded with whom? None of this crap has anything to do with the "CHARTER". Deep State, in charge.
Indictment says, aside from these bad Russians there is no collusion with US personnel.
They said bad things on the inter webs and social media about the Creature to elect Trump?
So, should every country who’s elections we’ve interfered with do the same?
Special counsel Mueller: Russians conducted 'information warfare' against US during election to help Donald Trump win
•Special counsel Robert Mueller said a grand jury had indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election
Say goodbye to your right to free speech. Say goodbye to your right to protest, or even speak out. Our ‘representatives’ that we elect and pay to be OUR voice are going to make sure that we go to jail (and more) if we get all uppity and even dare trying speaking up for ourselves.
By no stretch of the imagination can this be justified.
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