“The world didn’t seem like a dark place. It seemed like a simple place. It felt like everyone else was living in a dream world, and I wasn’t. Even though it was the other way around.” …
Every single conspiracy theory you’ve ever heard — including some you’ve never heard — are somehow part of the Q movement,” he added, citing the beliefs that the Earth is flat and that some celebrities are actual shape-shifting reptilian aliens from space.
This would all be ridiculous, except QAnon is calling for violent suppression of people it identifies as predators.
San Diego academics are organizing to deter potential ‘historic civil unrest” after Election Day (Times of San Diego) – “Normally you could take this email and put it in your ‘crazy sky is falling’ spam folder. We really wish this were the case this year, but it simply is not…. “
5 things that could change fast if Trump loses (Yahoo Finance) – The two biggies here: Biden will be more likely to push for a $2.4 trillion stimulus, and save the Affordable Care Act.
How Foxconn played Trump and the Wisconsin GOP for suckers, walking off with billions of dollars in subsidies and convincing the state to expropriate and bulldoze homes that had been in the same families for generations. Foxconn made big money destroying lives and careers, and Trump and the Wisconsin GOP were accomplices. (Cory Doctorow/Pluralistic)
I am, once again, concluding my experiment in queuing up blog posts in a daily digest.
I seem to need to do that every few months, to get it out of my system. Then I remember it adds no value for readers, and just makes more work for me.
Similarly, I’m going back to mirroring the full content of my posts on Tumblr. Every few months I need to remind myself that there’s really no point in not doing that.
Student loans are dischargeable (Cory Doctorow/Pluralistic) – Banks have made billions of dollars on the backs of students, on the legal principle that student loan debts cannot be canceled – in other words, are not “dischargeable” – in bankruptcy. But that theory is wrong, and a small law firm is clawing back money for broke grads.
Redactions in Ghislaine Maxwell’s unsealed testimony turn out to be easy to crack, by cross-referencing with the document index. (Cory) For example: Identify a prominent person who’s been linked with Epstein whose name falls between “client” and “clock” in an alphabetical list.
Key to Epstein’s scam was that he mixed legitimate business – including funding valuable scientific research – with underage sex trafficking. So if someone’s name is linked with his, it’s very difficult to know whether they had legitimate business with Epstein, they were fellow sexual predators, or both.
The is related to the way that the Russians spread misinformation. They’ll find a big cache of legitimate documents, and then toss in a few incendiary forgeries.
It suddenly occurred to me that this show was the original “The Office.”
How the pandemic will end. (Axios) – Nothing in here about when.
I bought two more masks Wednesday night. Looks like we’re gonna need ’em a while for COVID-10 – and probably even afterward, it’ll be a good idea to do like the Chinese and Japanese and wear a mask when you go out if you’ve got the sniffles.
SOME PIG: A Startup Is Making Thousands of Gene-Edited Pigs Because Humans Need Their Organs (Emily Mullin/Future Human)
Me: *skips a rock perfectly across a pond*
Fred Flintstone: OH NO MY CELL PHONE
A group of 14 elephants broke into village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden. via
I thought about taking a voting selfie but I was in a rush to get back to work and so I didn’t hassle with it.
And then I thought about driving over and doing a historical re-enactment, but that would be awkward and I’ve got other things to do so just fuhgedaboutit.
Holly crap, that’s the guy from Medium as the bad guy on “Star Trek: Discovery!”
He had a major Al Pacino vibe.