Avenatti tweets "chip in for Beto now" with an ActBlue link. But unless his followers click on that link in the text, they might not realize that only half of their donation is actually going to Beto. The other half goes to Avenatti's PAC. pic.twitter.com/dNA1enZR7G— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 11, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Ford Fairlane is superior to A Star is Born and Andrew Dice Clay's performance was better back then. Remember that unforgettable line about Sting? https://t.co/lowvX1wd6B— armond white (@3xchair) October 11, 2018
Ford Fairlane is superior to A Star is Born and Andrew Dice Clay's performance was better back then. Remember that unforgettable line about Sting? --Armond White (@3xchair), Twitter, 11 October 2018
[To wit: "Is Sting really an a--hole?"]
Monday, October 08, 2018
Filling a city with an inadequate public transport system with speed cameras and doubling the fines after 2 weeks is one more thing @MayorBowser does to make DC uninhabitable for the working poor. Now she wants to quintuple fines & lower speed limits to 15 mph in some areas. https://t.co/uJKiMlrKIp— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) October 8, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
The #KavanaughHearings offer an unsettling look at a particularly Catholic realm of elite DC suburban preppy culture. So many layers of damage there, all the way down to Kavanaugh and Judge's marriage & sex counselor, who also taught Neal Gorsuch. https://t.co/CqK9isSKKq pic.twitter.com/h8Tw5C6nfF— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) September 27, 2018
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Enjoying @edroso's new newsletter, incl this LOL moment: "The Federalist isn't some fringe operation -- it's run by Ben Domenech, former celebrity plagiarist and husband of Meghan McCain, sort of a Richie Aprile of the conservative movement." Subscribe! https://t.co/htTx5eAwTt— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) September 14, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
1. Re @RuleandRuin’s grumpy piece on the historiography of conservatism (https://t.co/G3ols3owF1), @TomSugrue offers the full-throated defense of the discipline’s honor: https://t.co/20TalVTsja. I have a more specific point, undeniably motivated by some “presentist” concerns.— Sam Rosenfeld (@sam_rosenfeld) September 10, 2018
Monday, September 03, 2018
And so the sun seems to stand still this last day before the resumption of business-as-usual, and whatever remains of labor in this sclerotic republic takes its ease in the ominous late summer heat, and the people across this land marinate in anxious uncertainty. What can be done?
Some kind of epic national restructuring is in the works. It will either happen consciously and deliberately or it will be forced on us by circumstance. One side wants to magically reenact the 1950s; the other wants a Gnostic transhuman utopia. Neither of these is a plausible outcome. Most of the arguments ranging around them are what Jordan Peterson calls “pseudo issues.” Let’s try to take stock of what the real issues might be.
Energy: The shale oil “miracle” was a stunt enabled by supernaturally low interest rates, i.e. Federal Reserve policy. Even The New York Times said so yesterday (The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground). For all that, the shale oil producers still couldn’t make money at it. If interest rates go up, the industry will choke on the debt it has already accumulated and lose access to new loans. If the Fed reverses its current course — say, to rescue the stock and bond markets — then the shale oil industry has perhaps three more years before it collapses on a geological basis, maybe less. After that, we’re out of tricks. It will affect everything.
The perceived solution is to run all our stuff on electricity, with the electricity produced by other means than fossil fuels, so-called alt energy. This will only happen on the most limited basis and perhaps not at all. (And it is apart from the question of the decrepit electric grid itself.) What’s required is a political conversation about how we inhabit the landscape, how we do business, and what kind of business we do. The prospect of dismantling suburbia — or at least moving out of it — is evidently unthinkable. But it’s going to happen whether we make plans and policies, or we’re dragged kicking and screaming away from it.
Corporate tyranny: The nation is groaning under despotic corporate rule. The fragility of these operations is moving toward criticality. As with shale oil, they depend largely on dishonest financial legerdemain. They are also threatened by the crack-up of globalism, and its 12,000-mile supply lines, now well underway. Get ready for business at a much smaller scale.
Hard as this sounds, it presents great opportunities for making Americans useful again, that is, giving them something to do, a meaningful place in society, and livelihoods. The implosion of national chain retail is already underway. Amazon is not the answer, because each Amazon sales item requires a separate truck trip to its destination, and that just doesn’t square with our energy predicament. We’ve got to rebuild main street economies and the layers of local and regional distribution that support them. That’s where many jobs and careers are.
Climate change is most immediately affecting farming. 2018 will be a year of bad harvests in many parts of the world. Agri-biz style farming, based on oil-and-gas plus bank loans is a ruinous practice, and will not continue in any case. Can we make choices and policies to promote a return to smaller scale farming with intelligent methods rather than just brute industrial force plus debt? If we don’t, a lot of people will starve to death. By the way, here is the useful work for a large number of citizens currently regarded as unemployable for one reason or another.
Pervasive racketeering rules because we allow it to, especially in education and medicine. Both are self-destructing under the weight of their own money-grubbing schemes. Both are destined to be severely downscaled. A lot of colleges will go out of business [Note: I'll keep track of colleges going defunct.--P.Z.]. Most college loans will never be paid back (and the derivatives based on them will blow up). We need millions of small farmers more than we need millions of communications majors with a public relations minor. It may be too late for a single-payer medical system. A collapsing oil-based industrial economy means a lack of capital, and fiscal hocus-pocus is just another form of racketeering. Medicine will have to get smaller and less complex and that means local clinic-based health care. Lots of careers there, and that is where things are going, so get ready.
Government over-reach: the leviathan state is too large, too reckless, and too corrupt. Insolvency will eventually reduce its scope and scale. Most immediately, the giant matrix of domestic spying agencies has turned on American citizens. It will resist at all costs being dismantled or even reined in. One task at hand is to prosecute the people in the Department of Justice and the FBI who ran illegal political operations in and around the 2016 election. These are agencies which use their considerable power to destroy the lives of individual citizens. Their officers must answer to grand juries.
As with everything else on the table for debate, the reach and scope of US imperial arrangements has to be reduced. It’s happening already, whether we like it or not, as geopolitical relations shift drastically and the other nations on the planet scramble for survival in a post-industrial world that will be a good deal harsher than the robotic paradise of digitally “creative” economies that the credulous expect. This country has enough to do within its own boundaries to prepare for survival without making extra trouble for itself and other people around the world. As a practical matter, this means close as many overseas bases as possible, as soon as possible.
As we get back to business tomorrow, ask yourself where you stand in the blather-storm of false issues and foolish ideas, in contrast to the things that actually matter.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Oh god: A guy just walked by with two squash racquets sticking out of his bag. And Rick Astley is playing on the video screens. If it weren’t for the smartphones, I’d think I walked into an ‘80s time warp.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) August 30, 2018
With this site, maybe the bar could be located, or at least guessed at.
1 September update: This list of the top fifteen squash courts and clubs in Toronto would be helpful too.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Wait. @Madonna aka Madge can open schools, hospitals and raise almost a million dollars for underprivileged kids and Twitter judges are silent..but let her tell a story about how Aretha influenced her and she is trending. It's not Madonna with screwed up priorities it's you.— Don (@DonWayneHair1) August 21, 2018
Madonna getting embalmed pic.twitter.com/vrznTKV2Vn— Christian (@christianismad) August 21, 2018
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Another instance of New York slowly becoming like a theme park, according to Jeremiah Moss.
Two things that occur to me:
I keep thinking about that fake stoop. The stoop, so utterly urban, normally brings the inside out; facing the street, it engages residents with the sidewalk ballet.
Lately, I've been watching reruns of Hey Arnold! on Teen Nick. One of the minor characters is named Stoop Kid. He doesn't just hang out on the stoop but lives on it, and apparently never leaves it. And not only doesn't he "engage with the sidewalk ballet" he actively rejects it, shouting at passersby who seem to get too close to his stoop, not unlike the stereotypical old man yelling at people to get off his lawn.
CBGB was never an abbreviation but an acronym: "Its full name of CBGB & OMFUG stands for 'Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers'."--Wikipedia
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
modern prehistoric housing— Thy Svid (@okolikon) July 28, 2018
(the photo by Prokudin-Gorskii) pic.twitter.com/JYq7E7N767
I don't get to The Ave that much, so forgot how big & independent @ubookstorereads actually is. I picked up this interesting book by @annebyrn (@rodaleinc) because Lady Baltimore Cake! pic.twitter.com/vZK1Htkjd3— Entre Rios Books (@EntreRiosBooks) July 15, 2018
Homemade Lady Baltimore cake, cappuccino; Vivaldi Gloria on the radio; light rain, rabbit in the backyard. Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/DpWKZeTIyu— Bill Thayer 🎗️ LacusCurtius (@LacusCurtius) May 20, 2018
Curious about the history of cake in America? Join us today @amhistorymuseum at 1:00 PM to learn about one of America's most beloved cake pairings: Lord and Lady Baltimore cakes. One features figs, the other cherries -- how fanciful! #SmithsonianFood INFO: https://t.co/grTipb5VRl— Dr. Ashley Rose Young (@AshleyRoseYoung) April 6, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Today @niasknaw hosted a successful workshop “Decolonizing knowledge”, on the development of knowledge cultures in Indonesia, India and Africa after independence. On the intersection of history of science, book history, and political history pic.twitter.com/Y4RVB2hCwL— Remco Raben (@RemcoRaben) May 28, 2018
New post on our blog! Georg Gangl discusses the "Theses on Theory and History" by Wild On Collective (@ekleinberg) in the disciplinary context of the philosophy of history: https://t.co/P1KOiQ56ce#TheoryRevolt— Centre for Philosophical Studies of History (@CpshOulu) May 28, 2018
So I've been working on this for a while - and it's now live. A website stuffed full of rare programme archives, unseen interviews, documents, and photos, all exploring the long history of the BBC's attempts to embrace a diverse, multicultural worldhttps://t.co/a6HY13X5jB pic.twitter.com/jSPSUxbCKQ— David Hendy (@DavidjHendy) July 18, 2018
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Dr. Elizabeth Scott from WDM/ @wdmtweets discusses using microhistory for #Sask history/stories; emphasizes that we can ask new questions of old sources to find new understandings of both artifact and nonartifact histories #shfs2018 #masconf18 pic.twitter.com/IPqGTsnqD1— Laura Larsen (@triticum_red) June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
I am saddened to see Mother Jones turn into a haven of neocon Cold War conspiracism with backing from a right-wing Silicon Valley billionaire https://t.co/iP9PPFtJM8 Also, Corn doesn’t challenge a single fact in @aaronjmate’s entirely accurate piece. https://t.co/ya0xIbdHwZ— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) June 14, 2018
I am saddened to see my old home, The Nation, publish apologia for Trump and Russia. https://t.co/2n8nhffqhD— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 14, 2018
Neither magazine is what it used to be. And it occurred to me recently that The Smoking Gun isn't discussed much anymore.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
1. Pay off credit card each month.— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) June 3, 2018
2. Don’t drink (save hundred$/ month - donate to a good cause instead)
3. Don’t buy or lease a vehicle.
4. Live close enough to work to walk to it.
5. Don’t get cable.
6. Eat out sparingly.
7. Save 20% of your paycheck.
8. Become a minimalist. https://t.co/FDPM9LITvs
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Excellent blog by @richardheinberg on why in 2005 peak oil advocates like us couldn't see the shale boom coming, and will struggle to get our message that it is in fact a giant Ponzi scheme out before the bubble bursts https://t.co/mZLXBQLDtT Meanwhile: pic.twitter.com/6GSXUw7K0d— Jeremy Leggett (@JeremyLeggett) March 7, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Baltimorean who is 41 with zero retirement savings who has never had a six-figure government job with a pension says people who have to go to work all fucking day and still make time to do whatever they can to “fix” Baltimore are sick of these rich fucking scolds.— Snazzy! Snazzi! Snazzé! (@disnazzio) May 24, 2018
New rule, if you were born before 1970 or if you have ever made 100k or more in a year, you don’t get to use the word “whining” anymore. We heard you the first 500 fucking trillion times you tiresome dicks.— Snazzy! Snazzi! Snazzé! (@disnazzio) May 24, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
I'm-a gonna watch at least part of the royal wedding tomorrow, I'm-a enjoy it, and none of you wet blankets, dweebs and won't-someone-think-of-the-poor-of-England hand-wringers are going to harsh my mellow. Life contains both misery and celebrations, and this one has great hats.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) May 18, 2018
My two cents on whatever it was that happened yesterday https://t.co/7Yzm52yTIB— William Whiteman (@willmwhiteman) May 20, 2018
No they’re inbred parasitical morons. https://t.co/ksCZPXkU1o— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) May 20, 2018
To which @ljhickey24 says:
We’ll take the Royals off ur hands in exchange for Trump & Family— maryjane ☘️ (@ljhickey24) May 20, 2018
Hey media companies: “in case I missed the royal wedding”? I didn’t miss it. I skipped it. That was on purpose. Quit reminding me of something I was intentionally avoiding.— Ted Rall (@TedRall) May 20, 2018
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MayDay: Saving Our Archives! On May 1-this year & every year-you can do something that will make a difference when & if an emergency occurs. That’s the purpose of MayDay-a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives. See @archivists_org MayDay https://t.co/6Witu7TbjM pic.twitter.com/9DZNGl1koF— SAA Preservation (@SAApreservation) April 25, 2018
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Before his assassination in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. started to realize his "dream" had become a nightmare. MLK then started working on the #PoorPeoplesCampaign so we can get our "check." It's no surprise mainstream media won't play this footage even on this day. #MLK50 pic.twitter.com/k6S3izFyKZ— The Black Detour (@theblackdetour) April 4, 2018
He was complicated.
Monday, April 02, 2018
Save the UT Libraries! -- A library without books is NOT a library.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Mother and her two teenagers pass this pop-art piece depicting Reagan at the Hirshhorn. “Who is that?” she asks the daughter, who doesn’t know. Distressed, she then asks her son: “Who is that?” He doesn’t know. The look on her face... pic.twitter.com/HhNo4rN3k8— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) March 31, 2018
They probably think Paul Newman is the old dude who makes salad dressing.
Because my ability to keep up with good stuff that I should be reading is barely adequate I missed this superb tribute to "adequacy" as a concept & a standard for most people most of the time. One does something well enough to contribute &/or to enjoy. https://t.co/DgRMfY9qQ0— Jim Grossman (@JimGrossmanAHA) March 22, 2018
How historians @jmjafrx and @marthasjones_ extended the reach of their graduate seminar far beyond @JohnsHopkins . Any historian can do this: #EverythinghasaHistory & all histories have people who are interested. https://t.co/aWjkG4bIRm— Jim Grossman (@JimGrossmanAHA) March 22, 2018
A single computer failure can wipe out an entire digital photo collection, destroying years of a family's carefully curated memories.— Facet Publishing (@facetpublishing) March 22, 2018
How can library and information professionals help? https://t.co/jVMYn3Hwci#digitalarchive #archiving #digitalpreservation #digitalmemory pic.twitter.com/Ha7w5DSAFj
Just in time for #NEAARTSP18! JCAS volume 5, article 1 has been published: https://t.co/UcIMQC1it3— Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (@JCASonline) March 22, 2018
Meghan Rinn of @BarnumMuseum discusses gaps in subject headings related to disabilities.@NEarchivists @ArchivistsRT pic.twitter.com/5IVfU5m7El
Friday, March 30, 2018
On another note, this is interesting: U.S. Utilities Look To Electric Cars As Their Savior Amid Decline In Demand.
Jan Adams makes a dystopian prediction re: driverless cars.
31 March update:
bumping this again after reading the @nytimes story on the recent Model X crash, which it incorrectly called the “second fatal crash in which the Autopilot system.” https://t.co/i9jExgMOM6 https://t.co/KOIsZkVest— Ryan Felton (@ryanfelton) March 31, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Federation of American Scientists link to CRS Reports
Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports
The Congressional Research Service, a component of the Library of Congress, conducts research and analysis for Congress on a broad range of national policy issues. While many CRS memoranda are generated in response to individual Member or staff inquiries and are confidential, most CRS reports are available to anyone who has access to a congressional intranet.
Yet at the direction of Congress, CRS does not make even its non-confidential publications directly available to the public online. In order to help overcome this unnecessary barrier, the Federation of American Scientists endeavors to provide current, regularly updated public access to as many non-confidential CRS reports as possible. These reports are provided without congressional or CRS authorization as a public service.
Max Blumenthal opines:
.@ABC rewarding #Roseanne's long record of industrial level racism and anti-Palestinian incitement with a sitcom reboot is just another instance of corporate media fueling right-wing Trump culture https://t.co/pih8HpGcb0— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) March 28, 2018
The interesting thing to me is when something is revisited after many years, and seeing what changes and what stays the same. Imperial Bedrooms, the Bret Easton Ellis novel from 2010 is an example. Set twenty-five years after Less Than Zero, Imperial Bedrooms is current, but its characters haven't changed much. Rip may be constantly texting and watching CNN on a laptop, but he's still malevolent.
Then there's the new YouTube Red series, Cobra Kai. From what I can tell from the trailer h
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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REGION: CLOWN POLITICIANS PLAY-IN MATCH— WorstTweetAllTime (@WorstDamnTweet) March 22, 2018
Lieu's "Prison labor is good..."
King's "American babies..."
Whose tweet was worse?
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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That said, I'm just a simple, country 20th-century historian. Let me tag in some 19th-century folks who actually work on these issues. @Ed_Baptist @arothmanhistory @HC_Richardson @rothmanistan @TheTattooedProf @KevinLevin @karpmj— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 7, 2018
Friday, March 02, 2018
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Lent is coming, and the Anglican Church in North America has launched an internet resource, https://t.co/OmP9j3Flfl, to support the Church in the Lenten disciplines of prayer and almsgiving. Learn more here: https://t.co/PXrnUCnCsV @anglicanaid @Matthew25i #Lent2018 #Anglican pic.twitter.com/Eq37xvGuJa— ACNA (@The_ACNA) February 13, 2018
Fellow Orthodox Christians: We all dread all the beans we have to eat during Lent. I made a crazy delicious pot of cannellini beans using loads of Bavarian seasoning mix from @TheSpiceHouse. You gotta try it! https://t.co/C128fdV1lP— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) March 1, 2018
Does anybody want to buy a computer collection I have been gathering since 1993? This is less than half of it. I am considering a move, and I'm not sure these can go with me to the new place. Would love to keep them all together somehow. Want to start a museum? pic.twitter.com/lG7b3PuDUg— Benj Edwards (@benjedwards) February 26, 2018
Tucker hosted a college kid who tried to press charges against fellow students who handed him a box of crackers and photoshopped him as a cracker. Tucker called him brave. pic.twitter.com/obj4Mwysv6— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 1, 2018
Maddow still appropriating Glenn Beck's act https://t.co/fIiNqNjWYE— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) February 21, 2018
Rachel Maddow got emotional as she said that the indictments of 13 Russians are proof that finally, someone is defending us from the Russian threat to the United States. https://t.co/F6aINirMGt #maddow #Russians pic.twitter.com/1EEpXI5Ajc— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 17, 2018
Rachel should listen to Yo-Yo.
And this guy.
Friday, February 23, 2018
This may be the pluperfect Dreher post, @edroso -- quotes Wendell Berry, pimps homeschooling, has reader-comment edit on transgenderism, blames large schools, etc. All suffused w/ fear. Missing? A pic of him feeding his face. So maybe just a contender.https://t.co/EVvXykU83M— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) February 22, 2018
My prejudice: I went to a *huge* high school, where one could take four years of Russian, a million different lit classes, etc. So my enthusiasm for the kountry klassrooms of Fritters is perhaps not quite at his level.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) February 22, 2018
Excellent point. And you could have little schools because no one was expected to know much more than readin’, writin’ and cipherin’. The reader comment he added is particularly dickish, btw.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) February 22, 2018
Edroso is the master of Rod-haters, especially here.
4 March update: I found this.
Look at it this way: It's a break from the endless, multi-thousand-word posts about people with the wrong takeaway about the Benedict Option.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) December 13, 2017
I was in 10th grade when I learned that communication is a loop, and if someone misunderstands what you said/wrote, you should consider that maybe you weren't clear. Rod...takes a different approach.— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) December 13, 2017
I think it's worse. He's constantly calling for people to withdraw from modern life (schools, telecommunications, culture), then saying "of course BO is not about withdrawing from modern life, didn't you see in chapter 1 where I said it wasn't?"— Roy Edroso (@edroso) December 13, 2017
"Form close communities of like-minded Christians! Care for one another's children! Homeschool together! I'll be inside reading, blogging and otherwise ignoring you."— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) December 13, 2017
6 March update: What exactly is she accusing him of? A kind of sock-puppeting?
Why do all of Dreher's "reader letters" read like they were written by the same person? The voice, word choice, hand-wringing attitude, all of it. I'm not the world's most experienced editor, but I know writing styles are highly individual. These aren't. https://t.co/kaiP3QpBib— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) March 6, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
ICYMI on the Mueller indictment: "At the heart of the Russian fraud is an essential, embarrassing insight into American life: large numbers of Americans are ill-equipped to assess the credibility of the things they read." (by me) https://t.co/bpUWVqZoPl— Evan Osnos (@eosnos) February 17, 2018
(The New Yorker, "Reading the Mueller Indictment: A Russian-American Fraud" by Evan Osnos, February 16, 2018.)
Yes they are.
I had classes in media literacy in high school. Alas, now here we are. https://t.co/YtYBRNHokT— Nancy Nall Derringer (@nnall) February 19, 2018
"At the heart of the Russian fraud is an essential, embarrassing insight into American life: large numbers of Americans are ill-equipped to assess the credibility of the things they read." https://t.co/qwfMfPVvoB— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 19, 2018
Maybe they are, but so is the chattering class.
This statement is also true when applied to well educated coastal liberals. Their uncritical, almost faith based acceptance of the Russiagate narrative has revealed them to be just as suggestible and easily duped as the red state rubes they disdain. https://t.co/PcUWfd3MCw— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) February 18, 2018
Maybe the dupes aren't regular people after all.
One facet of elite political culture that Russiagate lays bare is the contempt our top minds have for average voters. Here is 1 of multiple suggestions that Russian ads/bots changed minds/outcome. Look up the total for Russian FB Nov election ads in MI & WI - it’s less than $1k. https://t.co/mM7Z6P95oh— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 19, 2018
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We've heard many times about Soviet troops raping German women. Not so much about American, British and French troops doing the same thing. Looks like an interesting book. High time something like this was written.https://t.co/a2m9BAq1gA— Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) February 7, 2018
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no one will understand this but julia is in poland and discovered disco polo and i just CANT BREATHE pic.twitter.com/c9a2VcK308— 𝒶𝓃𝒾𝒶 (@jksjmin) February 1, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Published on Nov 22, 2013
more at http://news.quickfound.net/journalism...
3rd part of "From Trees to Tribunes" covers the newspaper printing process including linotype machines, stereotyping, matrix, letterpress, etc. Shows the longest single newspaper press in the world."
Trees to Tribunes Part 1 (Logging & Papermaking):
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The film was silent. I have added music created by myself using the Reaper Digital Audio Workstation and the Independence and Proteus VX VST instrument plugins.
Winner of the Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus Award at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards. From the 1990 album So Much 2 Say.
PsyNews.org: "Neogoa on CD?"
< href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/nov/13/vhs-music-format-war-ty-segall">The Guardian: "How VHS Belatedly Re-entered Music's Format War."
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Different people get jazzed by different things.
I've been listening to this lately.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Current members who voted against MLK day:— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) January 15, 2018
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
Hal Rogers (R-KY)
John Culberson (R-TX)
Steve Scalise (R-LA)https://t.co/jz4OOSmbqe
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Kunstler: Forecast 2018 — What Could Go Wrong?
Russia can only benefit from steering clear of war, though its recent offer to act as an intermediary between Kim and Trump was a smart move. (Maybe they remember how Teddy Roosevelt negotiated a peace settlement in the Russo-Japanese War of 1907.) They have little to lose and prestige to gain. Despite what you hear about the unholy thuggery of Vladimir Putin, it seems to me that what he wants most of all for his country is to attain the condition of a politically and economically normal nation — after the 75-year-long misadventure with communism. I suspect Putin and others in Russia would have liked the country to become more fully Europeanized in tone and style than it has been allowed to be, with NATO playing war games on Russia’s border, and US monkeyshines in Ukraine, and sanctions against it for really no good reason. So, Russia has been shoved back into its cubbyhole as a nation not quite of Europe, with sinister Byzantine overtones and ancient exotic Mongol influences.
This quasi-isolation has some benefits for Russia, for one, the imperative to develop businesses and industries for import-replacement, that is, for becoming more self-sufficient. Russia has a lot to work worth, with the world’s highest oil production, lots of ores and minerals, untold hydropower, and endless timber. It can make its own stuff, and Russian citizens are free to try starting businesses. The country may even benefit from climate change with expanded croplands. Russia is already approaching food self-sufficiency after the long catastrophe of soviet farm collectivization.
Meanwhile, Europe desperately needs Russia’s oil and natural gas, so they must know that using NATO troops and armor to make threats is a hollow gesture. Notice that Russia is stockpiling gold reserves, where the USA is just selling the stuff off. (China is stockpiling, too. Like mad.) When other currencies implode, there is reason to believe the world will be introduced to a gold-backed Ruble and Yuan, “money” backed by money. They’ll be able to buy stuff they need. Will we? Will a gold-backed currency shove aside the US dollar as world reserve currency? The precursor to that will be China’s effort to establish oil trade in its Yuan.
Europe has stumbled along economically for several years on Mario Draghi’s promise to “do whatever it takes” to keep the EU’s member nations from falling into the black hole of debt deflation, namely, buying every bond that the sovereign governments and corporations issue. That kept the game going, but the structural imbalances in EU banking are now so extreme that it is hard to see a way out besides an EU crackup. The Merkel-led immigration-and-refugee policy looked like a bad bet from the get-go and is liable to get worse when the whatever-it-takes liquidity dries up and the EU member countries fall into recession (or depression) and there’s no more money to pay for all those refugee settlement centers and the social services that have been provided. There won’t be enough gainful employment for Germans, Belgians, Frenchmen, and Swedes, let alone for immigrants and refugees.
As it happens, higher education is approaching its own state of implosion, since college has become, most of all, a money-grubbing racket tuned to the flow of exorbitant student loans for exorbitant college costs. Higher Ed’s fate is tied to the financial sector, especially the bond market, since college loans are lately being bundled into janky bonds just like the NINJA mortgages of 2007 were. The entire US college industry has been in a hypertrophic blow-off for decades, and the gross expansion of facilities, programs, and costs has developedan inverse relationship to the value of a college education. I predict that a shocking number of small four-year colleges will go out of business this year. Students who had not completed their degree requirements will just be shit out of luck.
[Note: See the Wikipedia category Educational institutions by year of disestablishment. E.g., St. Gregory's University.--P.Z.]
2018 will be a tumultuous year of shake-outs and loss. The watchword for the year should be “lean.” Individuals will be shoved into leaner modes of living. Companies will suffer despite the new lower tax. Financial rewards will be lean. Nations will have to seriously start planning to get by on less, to downscale, and jettison programs that don’t jibe with the mandates of reality. 2018 is the year that the world comes un-stuck from the past ten years of pretending that it’s possible to get something for nothing. For 2018, it’s full speed ahead into the long emergency.