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Shiver Me Timbers

Metoo is fine as far as it goes, but it doesn't truly "get down/to what is really wrong," as Van Morrison would say. Which is that boys just don't know how to behave. At all.

I'm not talking here about actual criminal animals like The Hairball or The Clenis or Burnt Kadaver, who will physically hurl their bulbous blubbery forms on women who don't want them. But instead the general mooncalf run-of-the-mill boy, who likes a woman, who doesn't like him back, but refuses to accept that Reality, even when it is delivered in skywriting.

A problem of the women is that boys don't know how to take "no" for an answer. Women must needs develop and deploy a thousand and one ways to signal and say I'm just not into you, but the boys so often remain inert, thick as a brick, failing to get the message. Even when a woman goes to Defcon 1, and shouts "NO! GO AWAY!" straight into a boy face, too often the boy decides this declaration is operative only in that moment, and so he is free to press again his unwanted suit, come dawn the next morn.

State Department provided 'clearly false' statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, 'shocked' federal judge says

It’s all unraveling now.

State Department provided 'clearly false' statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, 'shocked' federal judge says

Whitney Webb’s ‘Edward Snowden to Address Select Audience in Israel: Will He Take On Israel’s Surveillance State?’

It’s subtitled: ‘Since having gained prominence as a whistleblower, Snowden has been a vocal advocate for free speech, freedom of the press, and privacy. However, the Israeli government routinely violates these rights for Palestinians as well as Israelis’, Oct. 10, 2018

As everything at MintPressNews is listed as Creative Commons, I’ll paste in a lot of the most illuminating parts of it.  She covers a lot as per her subtitle, but those aren’t the parts I’m really interested in, nor am I sure it’s the same for Webb. What I’d like to know is whether or not you see what I see.  Some of her internal links made me wish I’d known of her years ago, as she’s shorthanded so many of the diaries I’d gone to great pains to produce, as I’d started writing about the Intercept in 2013, and of course WikiLeaks before that.