Tuesday January 19th, 2021

Listening to Switched on Pop

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Listening to Switched on Pop: 39 Good Music, Bad People, and they're using Lohengrin to semi-redeem Wagner, and I'm thinking about the impacts of traditional marriage and thinking that check needs to go on the negative side...

Listening to Switched on Pop

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Listening to Switched on Pop: 39 Good Music, Bad People, and they're using Lohengrin to semi-redeem Wagner, and I'm thinking about the impacts of traditional marriage and thinking that check needs to go on the negative side...

COVID-19 and hospital readmittance

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More to counter the "COVID-19 deaths are over-counted" FUD (as if excess mortality stats weren't enough): Almost 30% of Covid patients in England readmitted to hospital after discharge – study

Readmission rate for Covid patients 3.5 times greater, and death rate seven times higher, than for other hospital patients

Preprint: Epidemiology of post-COVID syndrome following hospitalisation with coronavirus: a retrospective cohort study Daniel Ayoubkhani, Kamlesh Khunti, Vahé Nafilyan, Thomas Maddox, Ben Humberstone, Sir Ian Diamond, Amitava Banerjee doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.15.21249885

Conclusions Individuals discharged from hospital following COVID-19 face elevated rates of multi-organ dysfunction compared with background levels, and the increase in risk is neither confined to the elderly nor uniform across ethnicities. The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of PCS require integrated rather than organ- or disease-specific approaches. Urgent research is required to establish risk factors for PCS.

Micro PDP-11

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Tiny 3D-Printed DEC VT-102 Hides a Fully-Functional, ESP32-Powered PDP-11 Minicomputer

A tiny screen and a 3D-printed chassis brings some of Digital's fondest-remembered hardware up to date — and down in scale.

Conversation on a private channel about

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Conversation on a private channel about exercise equipment, and... it's so refreshing to have discussion of dumbbells mean "weights" again...

Sex work through the ages

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The Wellcome Collection: Sex work through the ages

Historically, prostitution has been punished, sometimes tolerated and only rarely accepted in society. The stories around sex work have been told mostly by researchers, artists and other academics. But today, mapping the different ways in which sex work has been perceived helps us to understand, and to look beyond stigma.

Natural Remedies

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Natural and unnatural — ‘Natural’ remedies are metaphysically inconsistent and unscientific. Yet they offer something that modern medicine cannot

By design, modern medical science refuses to offer existential answers. To the question Why me?, the only honest answer is often We don’t know. Even when there is a clear answer – ‘The lung cancer was caused by smoking’ – patients will still wonder why they were stricken when so many other smokers are not. To broaden the answer with an appeal to genetics or environment is no help, since even together these variables can’t explain their own existence. I can still wonder why I ended up with these lousy genes in this lousy environment.

Likewise, answers to the question What can be done? often prove unsatisfactory because modern medical science limits itself to the illness itself, not the rupture of trust. ...

RT Laurie Voss @seldo

"Boolean" but pronounced like "Jolene" and you sing the song every time you assign one.

Rest of the thread has lyrics...

Sure, most of you have eye bolts in the ceiling of your rec room, but we put them in the kitchen. The size of the house means we're fitting exercise equipment where we can. In other news, I finally broke down and bought a couple pairs of sweat pants.

Monday January 18th, 2021

2020 — The Game

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2020 — The Game. Content Warning: Contains reminders of 2020.

PPP loans fighting the vaccine

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More reason the COVID-19 stimulus bill should have just been larger flat cash payments (with no means testing, and just recover the money from higher income earners with tax). The PPP program has been a disaster: The Trump administration bailed out prominent anti-vaccine groups during a pandemic

Several of the Facebook pages of these organizations have been penalized by the social network, including being prohibited from buying advertising, for pushing misinformation about the coronavirus.

Sunday January 17th, 2021

panel is going to be cut into sliding

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This panel is going to be cut into sliding doors for the headboard. All one piece now to make the grain matching easier to track.

Doors glued up

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Doors glued up

Don't HAM your sedition

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FCC Enforcement Advisory DA-21-73: Amateur & Personal Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes

The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities. The Bureau recognizes that these services can be used for a wide range of permitted purposes, including speech that is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Amateur and Personal Radio Services, however, may not be used to commit or facilitate crimes.

Coup tab dump du jour

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Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects

Federal law enforcement hasn't had to use significant legal and technical resources at its disposal because of online documentation.

Women Use Dating Apps To Get Capitol Rioters To Confess And Turn Them In, talking about some of the follow-up to this tweet

I know a friend of a friend who changed her preference on Bumble to Conservative. She’s matching with MAGA bros and they’re bragging and sending her pics and videos of them in the Capitol. She’s sending them to the FBI.

A number of people are pointing to someone who's been known as "John Sullivan" and his involvement in Capitol storming as evidence that there were "antifa" agitators. Tweet thread from November 26 of last year about how this asshole had been kicked out of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest communities in Salt Lake City and Portland

... due to alarming behaviors including grifting/profiteering, self-promotion/clout chasing, sabotage of community actions, threats of violence, and — maybe most disturbingly — ties to the far-right.

A Few More Thoughts On The Total Deplatforming Of Parler & Infrastructure Content Moderation

The "too long, didn't read" version of this argument (and again, please try to understand the nuance) is that even though Parler is currently down, it's not due to a single company having total control over the market. There are alternatives. And while it appears that Parler is having difficulty finding any such alternative to work with it, that's the nature of a free market. If you are so toxic that companies don't want to do business with you, that's on you. Not them.

RT the apocalypse, but make it fashion.✨ @ElleArmageddon

IDK who needs to hear this, but antifa/BLM doesn’t organize the same way the MAGA crowd does because their objectives are entirely predicated on community defense and protecting vulnerable people, rather than actively seizing power.


Saturday January 16th, 2021

LA cops abducting and terrorizing

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RT Otto Von Biz Markie @Passionweiss

This is an insane but all too believable story about the dirty cops who killed Andres Guardado -- and how two months prior, they abducted a guy from a Compton skate park who tried to stop them from harassing teenagers, and framed him for being on meth.

A wild ride, a crash, a cover-up: Skateboarder alleges abuse by deputies involved in Guardado shooting

Do you know how fast?

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RT Portland Police Disrespecter @SoundsnColor

Officer: Do you know how fast you were going?

Me: where were you the evening of January 6th?

Friday January 15th, 2021

Product I want

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Product I want: Box with XLR mic input, headphone jack, Ethernet, Jamulus, and *just* enough UI to tell it what server to connect to. Optimize for low latency from ADC/DACs and the network jack. I would buy one for me, one for my voice teacher.

DHS & MAGA moles

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When the moles are so deeply entrenched: Why DHS Failed To Warn The Country About Jan. 6

“Nobody wanted to write a formal intelligence report about this, in part out of fear that such a report would be very poorly received by the MAGA folks within DHS,” one former DHS official who served in the Trump administration told TPM, on condition of anonymity to speak freely.

Impact on US life expectancy from COVID-19

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Reductions in 2020 US life expectancy due to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on the Black and Latino populations

In addition, we estimate that the pandemic will result in reductions in life expectancy for the Black (2.10 y) and Latino (3.05 y) populations that are 3 to 4 times as large as the reduction for Whites (0.68 y). The greater toll for the Black and Latino populations arises because of both higher COVID-19 mortality rates and greater susceptibility to COVID-19 at younger ages among these groups compared with Whites. In both of the alternative mortality scenarios, the disparities would remain immense.

PNAS February 2, 2021 118 (5) e2014746118; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2014746118

lack of new episodes of This Kaiju I've

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The lack of new episodes of This Kaiju I've suggests that not nearly enough of you are fans yet. Go. Listen. Make Nobilis and Grig so famous that they make this a priority. https://kaiju.libsyn.com/

Sitting by the river

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Sitting by the river, enjoying the sunshine while I decompress a little bit.

Fuck you for being there

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Dustin Volz @dnvolz

D.C. police officer Michael Fanone: “A lot of people have asked me my about thoughts on the people that helped me. And now that I have kind of processed it all I will say, thank you. But fuck you for being there.”

(With attached video)

Morning Coup Tab Dump

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Doom scrolling so you don't ha... oh, who the fuck am I kidding? Of course we're all doom scrolling...

I love this because whether it's Ali Alexander who's lying, or legislators Biggs, Brooks, and Gosar, it's still schadenfreude seeing them turn on each other: A ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his D.C. rally.

I am shocked, shocked, that there are fascists in the ranks of the Sacramento Sheriff's Depuputies: Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Says Some Local Deputies Attended D.C. Trump Rally

U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' officials - filing:

The detention memo, written by Justice Department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.”

“Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,” prosecutors wrote.

Jacob Chansley is the horns and fur guy (as opposed to the various other horns guys).

'You're Scared Now': Watch Parler Videos Rioters Filmed Inside the Capitol

Videos taken by the pro-Trump mob and originally uploaded to Parler are being re-shared and categorized online to help identity people who invaded the Capitol.

making dildos, fictionalized

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This thread: RT Funkit Toys @FunkitToys

ask me a question about making dildos and i will tell you a funny lie

Thursday January 14th, 2021

Bad lighting

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Bad lighting, but a very pretty large piece of floating wooden furniture going under the bridge.

Washtenaw County decriminalizes sex work

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Washtenaw County Michigan decriminalizes sex work

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is well aware that sex work carries an increased risk for violence, human trafficking, and coercion. Data and experience, however, have shown that criminalizing sex work does little to alleviate those harms. Indeed (as outlined in further detail below) the criminalization of sex work actually increases the risk of sex work-adjacent harm. Accordingly, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office will henceforth decline to bring charges related to consensual sex work per se. The Prosecutor’s Office, however, will continue to charge sex work-adjacent crime—including human trafficking, violence, and offenses involving children—that directly harm County residents.

Coup News OTD

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Coup tab dump of the morning:

Twitter thread from a Washington local of various videos from outside the storming, including some talk about message boards in the run-up to the speech, and how weird the crowd dynamics were.

“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.

Twitter thread from Bellingcat sorting through the Parler video dump

GW Program on Extremism list of those charged with crimes related to the Capitol Hill assault

Underground Papers

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Pirate Bay on Parler

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Pirate Bay Founder Thinks Parler’s Inability to Stay Online Is ‘Embarrassing’ — Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi calls Parler’s face plant in the wake of its deplatforming 'embarrassing,' driven by 'egotism.'

RT Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi @brokep

The pirate bay, the most censored website in the world, started by kids, run by people with problems with alcohol, drugs and money, still is up after almost 2 decades. Parlor and gab etc have all the money around but no skills or mindset. Embarrassing.

Wednesday January 13th, 2021

Doesn't need one, in a car

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RT Richard Masoner 🚴‍♂️ @cyclelicious

Today's random encounter with a helpful member of the motoring public (HMOTMP):

HMOTMP: "Wear a helmet!"
ME: "Why?"
HMOTMP: "For your brain!"
ME: "What about your brain?"
HMOTMP: "I don't need one, I'm in a car."
ME: "..."

Cops at the Capitol

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The Cops at the Capitol

As of today, at least 26 sworn members of U.S. law enforcement agencies from at least 11 states have been identified by law enforcement agencies and local reporting as attendees of the Jan. 6 rally in support of President Trump that sparked a riot at the U.S. Capitol. Beyond that tally, several former law enforcement agents attended the rally, and still more current law enforcement officials are under investigation for making statements in support of the rally.

the spreadsheet

Muppets 1984

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Told you so

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Rep Richmond voices support for Trump's second impeachment (video)

From NBC's live blog of the proceedings":

“In the first impeachment, Republicans said we didn’t need to impeach him because he learned his lesson," he said as he was reminded he was out of time. "Well, we said, if we didn’t remove him, he would do it again. Simply put, we told you so. Richmond out.”

Pearls before Swine predicts the coup

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’Pearls Before Swine’ comic strips about military coup pulled from newspapers by syndicate

“I think that the bottom line is that when you do a series of comic strips about an insurrection in the United States government, you never think there will be an actual insurrection in the United States government,” he added. “Or, maybe it’s just that in the last couple years, if you do strips that assume the worst, you will generally be proven right.”

Just wants to terrorize, but "I am not a terrorist"

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I am not a terrorist': Retired Navy SEAL speaks after Capitol siege — The Navy veteran said he wanted lawmakers to be left "shaking in their shoes."

"I would like to express to you just a cry for clemency, as you understand that my life now has been absolutely turned upside-down," Newbold told ABC News. "I am not a terrorist. I am not a traitor."

Dude doesn't seem to have a clear grasp of what a terrorist is.

Treason tab dump of the morning

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Treason Strava: Interactive map of Parler video locations via https://mobile.twitter.com/joe...field/status/1349209609982992386

RT Patrick Skinner @SkinnerPm

Remember when all those armed congress people rushed out to the western side of the Capitol and used their personal freedom guns to save Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick and everyone else during the murderous riot? Yeah. Me, too. That was awesome.

Twitter thread on the Parler/Amazon litigation, with highlights from Amazon. Good stuff.

Nicely stating the obvious: RT Hans Noel @ProfHansNoel

Everyone tweeting "1776" and "1984" is really tweeting "1861."

A Proud Boy in Disguise Helped Lead the Insurrection at the Capitol

The man caught on video breaking a window at the Capitol with a riot shield is a member of the Proud Boys who goes by the alias “Spazzo.”

Via https://mobile.twitter.com/mis...sowen/status/1349141288923365377 which has some summarization

Later additions: ‘It was like looking at evil’: The Capitol attack through the eyes of the Massachusetts delegation

“Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit,” she said, though they could come up with no rationale as to why. She had used them before and hadn’t switched offices since then. As they were escorted to several different secure locations, Groh and Pressley and her husband tried to remain calm and vigilant — not only of rioters but of officers they did not know or trust, she said.

C.S. Lewis was a kinky furry into BDSM

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Twitter thread about the kink of C. S. Lewis. If you thought that maybe Aslan was symbolic for furry tendencies well, you may have been right.

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Sexually excited at terrifying people

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When I described Parler as "snuff porn", I wasn't kidding: RT Angie Nickamin ✡️ @nickamin20

Lady screaming at Senator Schumer "I actually got sexually excited seeing you hide under your desk...that's how much I loathe you"...
She seems nice.

Has attached video.

Orwellian in 2020

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Here’s what I think happens in Orwell’s books based on how I’ve heard ‘Orwellian’ used

Julia smiled at Winston and loosened her red chastity sash. “We must go somewhere secret where we can express our views freely,” she said. She led him upstairs over Mr. Charrington’s shop and into a small room with a picture, an old-fashioned clock and a glass paperweight.

“Here,” she said. “My cable news show.”

Rap Lyrics as evidence

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Ted Cruz claims "hang Pence" needs context. Meanwhile: Rap Lyrics Now Admissible as Court Evidence: A Dangerous Precedent (Guest Column)

"This blatantly racist decision is a travesty," writes veteran attorney Dina LaPolt.

Take our leave and go

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Tom Jones — Cry To Me

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So I can show this to Charlene: Tom Jones delivering "Cry To Me" on The Voice UK, at 79 years old, sitting in a damned recliner.

Not helping her case

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Staten Island politician apologizes for shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ at heated lockdown protest. She clarified that she actually meant to say "Mein Fuhrer"...

Relevant to some conversations we've been having. Gonna see if this is available from Copperfield's: #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing

PicPedant Profile

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Halifax Examiner: Debunking fake supermoons and other internet garbage

The Internet is full of fake and misleading imagery, and for the last six years Paulo Ordoveza, aka Pic Pedant, has been assiduously debunking some of the more egregious examples on Twitter. Ordoveza, who moved to Dartmouth from Washington, DC in 2018, is a web designer and developer working for a local independent production company. (His debunking work is completely separate from what he does for his employers, and he didn’t want to name them.) He started Pic Pedant back in 2014, when he was working on contract with NASA, and was appalled by some of the images shared online. ...

How a Special Forces meme ended up on Pelosi's office the day prior to the Capitol Hill riot. A little history of the GoldCorps. Not sure I buy some of the self-proclaimed innocence in the article, but it's a meme I wasn't aware of.

Coup news: we're kinda into post-analysis

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Morning coup tab dump:

Twitter thread of the names and faces of various participants in the coup attempt

US Department of the Treasury: Treasury Takes Further Action Against Russian-linked Actors

Kulyk, a former prosecutor for the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, formed an alliance with Derkach to spread false accusations of international corruption. Onyshchenko, a fugitive from Ukrainian justice due to charges of corruption, provided edited audio tape copies of purported audio recordings of conversations between former Ukrainian and U.S. officials, which Derkach released between May and July 2020 to discredit U.S. officials and influence the U.S. elections. Telizhenko, a former low-level Ukrainian diplomat, orchestrated meetings between Derkach and U.S. persons to help propagate false claims concerning corruption in Ukraine. Dubinsky, who serves alongside Derkach in Ukraine’s parliament, joined Derkach in press conferences designed to perpetuate these and other false narratives and denigrate U.S. presidential candidates and their families.

Via https://mobile.twitter.com/eri...rland/status/1348657841201172482

Only one person showed up to the pro-Trump protest outside Twitter’s San Francisco HQ — 30 police officers were there to monitor the scene

Poynter: Telling it like it is &mdash when writing news requires distance from neutrality:

The song played in my head as I read a Washington Post story about the attack on the Capitol written by John Woodrow Cox, based on the work of a team of reporters. I have known Cox’s work from his days at the Tampa Bay Times.

In a tweet, Cox shared a four-paragraph lead about what some have called an “attempted coup.” He characterized that lead as “the most astonishing four paragraphs I’ve ever written.”

RT Jack Murphy @JackMurphyRGR

Amazing interview today w/ @_Shan_Martinez_ discussing extremism in the military. Shannon became a neo-Nazi as a teenager near a military base and knew over 30 soldiers involved before she left the movement. The interview will be on @starsandstripes but I wanted to share this 🧵

For the love of all that is holy do not

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For the love of all that is holy do not install the Google Drive sync app unless you have carefully curated your documents directory and know exactly what it will be syncing.

Coup Snark OTD

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RT Monica Maalouf, MD @MaaloufMD

Censorship is when the government bans implicit bias trainings and the teaching of critical race theory.

Banning fascists from twitter is just the free market being the free market.

RT retroCRUSH @retrocrush

Crying because they can't get organic food in prison? Licking the boots of a dude who called your wife ugly? Refusing to stand up to a bully who rewarded 4 years of ass-kissing by encouraging a crowd to kill you? This is the same party that calls us simps, cucks, and snowflakes?

Paul Musgrave @profmusgrave

It actually takes two impeachments to vaccinate against Trump

RT soul nate @MNateShyamalan

look. no matter what we do, conservatives are gonna say this is like 1984. at this point we should go all in. make ted cruz wear the rat helmet

RT David Adrian @davidcadrian

Fellas, I'm starting to think it wasn't really about ethics in game journalism.

The party of the "free market". Kentucky House Bill 175: AN ACT relating to unlawful discriminatory practices. Sponsors: S. Maddox, M. Hart, R. Goforth, P. Pratt, F. Rabourn, B. Reed

(1)It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for a financial institution or government entity to:
(a)Refuse to engage in the trade of any goods or services with;
(b)Refrain from continuing an existing business relationship with;
(c)Terminate an existing business relationship with; or
(d)Otherwise discriminate against a manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition; a shooting range; or a trade association because the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, shooting range, or trade association supports or is engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition products.

I have no idea

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Because a lot of writing about abuse is ringing really solidly these days: "I have no idea what I've done wrong." Why I distrust parents of estranged children.

Coup news yet again

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Today's coup tab dump:

Just Security — Incitement Timeline: Year of Trump’s Actions Leading to the Attack on the Capitol

Looks like the DOD has quietly 404d that "First Amendment Protests" timeline PDF.

The Nation: Madness on Capitol Hill

“This is not America,” a woman said to a small group, her voice shaking. She was crying, hysterical. “They’re shooting at us. They’re supposed to shoot BLM, but they’re shooting the patriots.”

A reminder that New York Times columnists are morons and should be fired. From October: Ross Douthat: There Will Be No Trump Coup — A final pre-election case for understanding the president as a noisy weakling, not a budding autocrat.

RT A.R. Moxon @JuliusGoat

Republicans appear to be finished with the “trying to kill us while blackout drunk” phase of their abuse cycle and into the “crying at us to unlock the door while asking us why we’re being such a bitch about this” part of their abuse cycle.

2 Capitol Police officers suspended and at least 10 more under investigation for alleged roles in riot.

The Philly detective reassigned for going to Trump’s D.C. rally called Pence a ‘traitor’ after he condemned the violence and an officer’s death

The Philadelphia police detective reassigned after attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington — which ended with the president inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol — called Vice President Mike Pence a “traitor and a cabal operative” after he condemned the violence and publicly lamented an officer’s death.

“You’re a swap creature and fooled us all!” Detective Jennifer Gugger posted on Twitter on Friday, according to a screenshot reviewed by The Inquirer before it was taken down.


Monday January 11th, 2021

Added Details

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Ethics in Game Journalism

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RT David Adrian @davidcadrian

Fellas, I'm starting to think it wasn't really about ethics in game journalism.

BART to hire social workers

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BART to hire social workers instead of filling police officer vacancies to deal with social problems

BART plans to use nearly $2 million budgeted to fill six vacant police officer positions to hire social work-trained civilians to respond to homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction that plague the train system.

The plan introduced Friday adds a supervisor and 20 crisis intervention specialists to connect people in need with services ...

Emphasis mine. I mean, I don't know if it's actually cheaper to deal with mental health crises than shoot those people in the back, but you mean to tell me that for every cop we can hire 3½ social workers?

Anti-Discrimination Chief

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NYPD Anti-Discrimination Chief Suspended Without Pay Over ‘Vile, Racist' Messages

The allegations against Kobel were detailed in a report that a City Council oversight panel will make public. City Council investigators linked the messages to Kobel by matching information in the “Clouseau” messages to publicly available details about Kobel's life and career, including: that both allegedly joined the NYPD at the same time, held the rank of captain or higher in 2019; both allegedly where on the job in February 2020; both allegedly served in the NYPD Housing Bureau under former Chief Joanne Jaffe; both allegedly had fathers who died in the same year at the same age after serving in the NYPD; both of their mothers allegedly died on the same day; and both are allegedly the youngest of seven children and have at least two brothers who were NYPD officers, among other shared specific personal and family characteristics.

News 4 has obtained a copy of the report and is not publishing the alleged comments verbatim due to their offensive nature.


Parler, Archived

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Today in "don't collect data you don't want leaked": Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users' Location Data, Has Been Archived

Operating on little sleep, @donk_enby began the work of archiving all of Parler’s posts, ultimately capturing around 99.9 percent of its content. In a tweet early Sunday, @donk_enby said she was crawling some 1.1 million Parler video URLs. “These are the original, unprocessed, raw files as uploaded to Parler with all associated metadata,” she said. Included in this tranche of data, now more than 56 terabytes in size, @donk_enby confirmed the raw video includes GPS coordinates, which point to the locations of users when the videos were filmed.

via https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1348642963803557890

saw this coming

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Sunday January 10th, 2021


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From back in June: 'They saved me': How Breonna Taylor protesters protected a lone cop, a moment captured in powerful photos

For De La Cruz, a local businessman, the moment was about accountability.

“If I can hold my brothers accountable, if I can march with my brothers and turn against them to say, 'This isn’t right,' that’s where the accountability comes in,” he said.

“In the end, that’s all that we are asking for," said De La Cruz, whose uncle is a police officer. "What we need is for those great cops to hold their brothers and sisters accountable at all times.”

Madames built the world

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The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

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As we see action towards a violent police state, I think it's important to look at Mao and Stalin and Suharto and the CIA to see what we're trying to avoid: The Atlantic reviews "The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution"

WhatsApp unencrypts

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Seed Investments in Insurrection

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Charlie O'Donnell: Seed Investments in Insurrection:

I suggested it might be worth creating a worker protection statement now, before they were tempted by a big Facebook contract in the future, that limits this kind of exposure or provides some kind of mental health options.

“No other VC asked questions like this.”

They had raised nearly $2 million of venture capital money to hire an army of workers whose job it was to mindlessly stare at images all day and no one asked about working conditions or if the existence of this company and others like it had costly societal consequences.

Close the Fusion centers

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Coup related tab dump

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These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist Ass Terrorists". You can kinda see the light bulbs in some of these descriptions of the attackers:

The officer even described coming face to face with police officers from across the country in the mob. He said some of them flashed their badges, telling him to let them through, and trying to explain that this was all part of a movement that was supposed to help.

“You have the nerve to be holding a blue lives matter flag, and you are out there fucking us up,” he told one group of protestors he encountered inside the Capitol. “[One guy] pulled out his badge and he said, ‘we’re doing this for you.’ Another guy had his badge. So I was like, ‘well, you gotta be kidding.’”

CNN: There have always been two Americas. The Capitol Hill riot proved it

These Black Americans are not surprised by what they saw at the Capitol this week. They reflect on how a mostly White mob could trash the Capitol and go home, when they would be arrested or worse.

Probably deserves its own link and commentary, but Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service

Seattle Police Department investigating officers involvement in the coup attempt.

Defense Department timeline for the National Guard's involvement in the January 6, 2021 First Amendment Protests in Washington DC (Emphasis mine, though I'm not the first person to point out this revisionist bullshit).

Tampa Bay man seen carrying lectern at U.S. Capitol riot arrested in Pinellas County. Tampa Bay area Trump supporters connected to U.S. Capitol riot.

Feds say police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol insurrection as wide-ranging investigation unfurls

Republicans Are Calling For “Unity” After They Voted To Try To Overturn The Election Following The Deadly Capitol Attack.

Here Are The Republicans Who Objected To The Electoral College Count

RT 🇺🇸 eekamax 🇺🇸 @eekamax

The people in Congress who would have been safe if the rioters had gotten to them are calling for unity from the people who would have been killed if the rioters had gotten to them.

An example of one of the gormless traitors calling for "unity", last month: GOP Congressman: We Need The Senate To Investigate Hunter Biden — Rep. Ken Buck told a rally in Georgia that an investigation of Hunter Biden is “plan B” if Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election fail.

Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot. Ya think?

For every one of those "but have you read 1984 or Animal Crossing Farm?" tweets or Facebook comments: RT Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) @IwriteOK

For the record, George Orwell suggested every decent person kill one fascist. And then he went to Spain and threw grenades at fascists.

Daughter Publicly Shames Mother For Getting Punched While Attending Pro-Trump Protest

Helena Duke, 18, identified her mom in viral video footage from a fight which broke out near the Capitol during the insurrection, telling Newsweek she was "disappointed to be related to her".

"Hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn't go to BLM protests bc they could get violent ... this you?," Helena Duke wrote on Twitter in response to the video.

Between her and Claudia Conway, I think the kids are alright.

Finally: Hate on display: A guide to the symbols and signs on display at the Capitol insurrection

Amazing how many people have suddenly

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Amazing how many people have suddenly become free speech fans now that it's about sedition.

things I'm seeing come out of Parler

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The things I'm seeing come out of Parler look like violent snuff porn. It's pretty amazing that the party that's fought the First Amendment on anything remotely sexual is now complaining that private business doesn't want them to jack off to violent treason fantasies.

I'm kindof shocked with the way that

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I'm kind-of shocked with the way that so many on the right are equating the Conservative movement and Republicans with violent overthrow of the US Government and the imposition of a brutal police state. You'd think they'd claim a "party of ideas", but they're doubling down.

Being super cautious with some test and

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Being super cautious with some test and isolation around these parts, so it's going to be a while in between grocery store runs. Letting things rise...

Trying to stretch this Olive as far as

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Trying to stretch this Olive as far as I can, for door panels for various bits of furniture for the bedroom.