[AFRICA - it's an entire continent & we don't pay enough attention]

    [Trump/Jan6/GOP/SC kray-kray] Circle of Corrupt Lawyers

    Woke and Cancel Culture Gone Wild, Chapter II

    Chapter I is here: Woke & cancel culture gone wild. It got mysteriously locked to new comments, so I am starting a second thread.

    When predictions don't meet the hype

    Is it a political thing, a tech thing, an issue of expectations?

    And then sometimes peeps be making shit up.

    How to balance it all?

    Can we stop with the narrative about how it's all about fueling the anger of white right-wingers now?

    It's about mentally ill people, mostly men, acting out their anger, whatever it is, using wmd's. And it comes in many varieties. All Trumpies do not do mass shootings, most just scream at rallies and post nasty words on social media. Same for neo-Nazis! All of them don't drive through crowds with their cars. Just as all people with black skin do not shoot other people with black skin because of their irrational anger at those they work with, or those with Asian features, for that matter. I will admit only to: sticks, stones,knives and guns will break bones BUT words, they mostly inspire only the mentally ill to violent action. Most Walmart managers (of any color skin) do not crack and shoot up their store >

    Truthiness Jumps the Shark

    Starting with a post-op on Bennett's poor response to a NYT op-ed calling for a full military response to George Floyd/police brutality protesters (with the editor *not reading the op-ed before publishing*).

    But also noting that up to *12%* of the nation participated in these *mostly peaceful* protests, so say 30 million. Imagine if the 3000 Jan6 protesters were 30 million, what destruction would have happened.

    https://theracket.news/p/james-bennet-and-the-rewriting-of

    [Ukraine War] Bellingcat opens it up

    [Trump/Russia/GOP/Mediagate] Unraveling conspiracies

    Third (or fourth?) in a series of long threads as investigations unfold, now in Mar-a-Lago's stolen docs, Tom Barrack's trial, Maggie's book tour to make herself feel journalistic vs deceptive & opportunistic, waiting for Durham to blow another Trumped -up perjury-only case, and of course watching The Donald face the NY & Georgia AG's along with his other meltdowns.

    Previous threads here:

    http://dagblog.com/reader-blogs/trumprussiagopgate-sock-puppet-org-buste...

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    What If ...

    Google has informed me that this is a unsecured site and that I should not provide personal information of any kind. While I note that the copyright is 2018 and that the format is a bit jiggly, I am still quite disappointed that I can't give Michael my credit card and banking information. I only hope that he understands (the fact that he never wanted any of it is beside the point). 

    "Here be humans"

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    War

    Back in 2016, the Pulse nightclub in Florida was attacked by a gunman. I was staying with a gay roommate in Portland who became hysterical and verbally abusive. It wasn't fun but I took my lumps. I could understand and feel how he felt. He sat me down and asked me a few questions.

    "Michael, come here."

    "What is it, Gene?" I replied.

    "Do you think that we are in some kind of a social war?" He asked me.

    Woke & cancel culture gone wild

    I got "news" for Reuters that's not really news: at an "army war college", the faculty study and teach the techniques and strategies of military leaders of the past without regard for which "side" they were on,

    [Trump/Russia/GOPgate] sock puppet org busted

    Previous 5-month long thread here:

    http://dagblog.com/reader-blogs/barr-trumps-soiled-reputations-35202

    New charges may signal a more expansive effort to weed out Russian sockpuppet orgs for influencing elections & public opinion, right and left. ["failure to register as a foreign agent"]

    13 Russians charged by Mueller in absentia 4 years ago, but this one seems to point higher up the RU food chain plus charges Americans as well.

    [Health Care] death watch in private nursing homes

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    SSRIs, Once Again

    I'm going to start off with an old example from back in 2001: 

    MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) _ Apple orchards are blossoming just down the road. But there is one student in Michelle Hansen’s honors English class who is not there to see it.

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    Remember Our Hearts

    I'm just .... going to start with this: 

    Uvalde student laid on top of dying classmate to avoid being shot by gunman, video shows cops preventing parents from entering school during shooting.

    It is okay to cry:

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    Reassessing Violence

    During a conversation, Artappraiser took note of the fact that everything going on in Ukraine reinforces the need for people to have firearms in order to defend themselves or a community. I retorted by saying that the weapons there are only accessible by militia members, who get them after an application process.

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    Full Circle on the Soviet Union

    I had to post about this.

    [Media] Tribute vs Obit - what's its role?

    Marketing by any other name?

    Partisan swag?

    A public service?

    Kinda depends who's holding.

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    The Fall of Seattle

    Artappraiser inspired this with her post about "the fall of Seattle" and how the George Floyd protests made them especially harmful for the Pacific Northwest.

    Barr & Trump's soiled reputations

    Elie Honing leads with Barr's embarrassing, corrupt and revealing texts:

    https://cafe.com/elies-note/note-from-elie-bill-barrs-revisionist-bs/

    And then there's Barr's dishonest book promotion tour:

     

    First, as a warmup, here's a piece I wrote last week about Barr's image rehab effort. /2https://t.co/W9qgqMIcdf

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    Foreboding In The Ukraine Crisis

    They say that history doesn't repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. As I've seen Volodymir Zelensky be venerated by various liberals of the world for standing up against Russia, I kept thinking of another prominent Jewish Ukrainian who took a similar stand over a century ago:

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    More Updates On The Trucking Industry

    I posted a while back about a push to get more people recruited in to the trucking industry. Here is some more about it. I didn't post it in "In The News" because it involves multiple links:

     

     

     

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