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by Bjinse on Tue Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:28:34 PM EST
So last April, the DNC served the Trump "campaign", the Russian Federation, and Wikileaks with a lawsuit "alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign".

Friday Wikileaks revealed to the public with its motion to dismiss the lawsuit that

"The DNC does not claim WikiLeaks participated in hacking anyone. The suit claims that the scandalous emails of powerful political operatives are 'trade secrets' and cannot be published. If this precedent is set it will be the end of serious journalism as we know it."
Committee to Protect Journalists quotes Marcy Wheeler's legal opinions in depth, because Greenwald decamped to Brazil, christ Snowden is in Moscow, and neither Assange nor manning were available for comments.

archived Pelosi's free speech
"I don't think we should be having this debate in front of the press."
Will We All Be Limited-Purpose Public Figures?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 12:53:35 AM EST
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(L) photo:WTVR, (R) court sketch

AP | Jury Recommends Life in Prison for Man Who Rammed Crowd

The jury called for a life sentence for first-degree murder in the killing of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal and activist, and also asked for hundreds more years on nine counts involving injuries Fields caused to others and for leaving the scene of the crash.

Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said she was satisfied with the decision.

"The bottom line is justice has him where he needs to be," Bro said. "My daughter is still not here and the other survivors still have their wounds to deal with, so we've all been damaged permanently, but we do survive. We do move forward. We don't stay in that ["]dark["] place."


archived
Charlottesville, Unite the Right, Aug 2017
Exhibit 1
Duly noted sequel to Bredhold


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 02:10:00 PM EST
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not cool
Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism
a string of disclosures suggesting prep by the author to enter US elections 2020, on the coat tails of Varoufakis' shiny NEW! reputation as people's advocate

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 04:06:39 PM EST
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commendable reporting on the sleaziest euphemism for a corporate organizational chart known to man since Drucker picked up a pen: "institutional knowledge"
Term Limits Talks Roil House Democrats
dovetails nicely with "trade secrets" of the DNC, the people's partisans

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 04:20:01 PM EST
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The problem is not so much too many terms, it's too many years. There is something to be said for Congress having some institutional memory held by an older set of members, but when ALL of the leaders of government are in their 70s, it is not a good situation.
by asdf on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 02:04:30 AM EST
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Have you ever heard of continuity plans?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 07:06:37 AM EST
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by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 10:07:11 AM EST
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"Memories" being the persistent trail-marking pheromones.  While ants aren't the total bio-bots of popular imagination neither do they have a whole bunch of spare neurons.  Once a trail is well established it keeps being refreshed thus gaining more longevity.  In humans the equivalent is Hebbian learning where repetition  leads to persistence.  

A neuron uses the rate at which it is stimulated by other neurons to decide whether to fire.

I 'get' the article is written for a general audience ... but ... um ...

Cell Contact signalling is only one method.  There are others, e.g., glial cell paracrine signalling.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 05:41:38 PM EST
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Freedom Rider: Yellow Vests Show the Way
"It is always a good thing when people rise up against neoliberalism and austerity. ... That is not to say that this movement is entirely left wing."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 08:05:27 PM EST
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allocution

[CEO Executive David Pecker] says [he] worked with Trump campaign to pay 2016 hush money illegal campaign finance contribution: prosecutors
People, try to get your story straight.

archived
Team Mueller Victories
Cohen: accepted a plea bargain...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 11:57:24 PM EST
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