Hanson's Razor - Never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by (unconscious) malice or selfishness.
As I write this, it's roughly a week before my 40th birthday. I'm sitting in a hospital waiting room tapping away on Windbringer while Lyssa undergoes surgery to remove a cataract from her left (and only working) eye.* When this post goes live on the day of my actual 40th birthday, more things will undoubtedly have happened. I don't know how much time I'm going to have in the next few days, so I guess I'd best take advantage of the spare time I have due to how busy I've been lately.
A lot's happened in this past year that …
Originally downloaded from here.
You may or may not have noticed amongst the blizzard of other stuff that's happened in the last two weeks that Donald Trump appointed Ajit Pai to the chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai has a history of being something of a contrarian; during his time as one of the five commissioners of the FCC, he repeatedly spoke against regulations that protected the consumer and was against diverse media ownership (since the 1980's, we went from 50 media companies to just six). Time and again Pai's said that he was going to tear down regulation after regulation that the …
Due to extenuating circumstances, I don't think I can keep updating this entry. For the sake of my mental, emotional, and physical health I'm going to let it go. Lifeline, Edison, and other parts of me are going to continue monitoring and archiving the USian political situation but I, the organic core of everything, need to step back and do other things.
In response to reading this tweet, I thought I'd type up the following list, and add links to some stuff I've observed. I'll update it as necessary. List beneath the cut.
1. They will …
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I very much want to be wrong.
Within 180 days of 0000 hours UTC, Friday, 27 January 2017, the United States of
America will declare war once again. That puts it at Wednesday, 26 July 2017
at 0000 hours UTC. I do not know for sure, but countries in the Middle East
seem the most likely targets.
This seems due, in part, that the USA seems to be trying to start the Crusades
again (George W. Bush tried once). The Trump administrations' public and
flagrant distrust, disapproval, and seeming pants-shitting-fear of Muslims
around the …
So, there's this guy named James O'Keefe.
He's got this problem: He likes trying to play Mission: Impossible and wreck the careers and lives of people he doesn't like by pulling scams, editing videos in interesting ways to set people up, and generally being the sort of person you'd eject from the party for being such a huge asshole that the Alpha Betas would throw him out on his ear. He spent all of Election Day in 2016 tailing buses taking people to the polls in an attempt to intimidate them into not voting. He's cost a couple of people …
Supposedly, the man speaking is Matthew Ramsey, COO of Energy Transfer Partners.
The interesting bit is around the 6:30 mark.
Just in case, I've put up a local mirror of the recording.
The thread talking about it starts here.
Remember to pick this the hell apart and run every last detail to ground.
My attorney has advised me to not to make a post consisting of the word 'FUCK' 1000 times.