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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:18:57 PM EST
by generic on Tue Oct 23rd, 2018 at 01:48:12 PM EST
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EU rejects Italian budget in unprecedented rebuke | Financial Times
Brussels has rejected Italy's draft budget in an unprecedented move that threatens to deepen rifts between the European Commission and the populist government in Rome.
by generic on Tue Oct 23rd, 2018 at 06:05:28 PM EST
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decriminalisation of blasphemy

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 09:42:01 AM EST
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"Balance".

I sort of want to run a referendum mandating paedophilia and child sacrifice, just to see who they trot out to advocate for it as "balance".

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 10:02:38 AM EST
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Don't try that without traveling in PPE, say, a hazmat onesie.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 11:54:00 AM EST
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Another case of vitamin D deficiency: The "Chinese masseur" aided by former councillor had a habit, seeks venue change to accommodate delicate sensibilities of presiding magistrate.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 01:30:58 PM EST
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Italy's leader visits Russia for talks with Putin on trade
That's encouraging!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 02:06:26 PM EST
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France plans to repatriate children of jihadist fighters in Syria
"government policy has been to refuse to take back fighters and their wives"

archived
They are not all going back to where they came from. ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 05:12:26 PM EST
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Germany 'ignoring' ECJ ruling on refugee reunification
"When is integration (not) worth it?"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 05:34:14 PM EST
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"stains" and purity peace palaver
Iraqi minority shuns children born of IS rape, enslavement
They have always rejected mixed marriages and children fathered by non-Yazidis. In this case, the stain is even greater since the fathers were the same Sunni Muslim radicals who sought to wipe out the community. Under Iraqi law, the children are considered Muslims.
[...]
But the Yazidis' spiritual leader, Babashekh Khirto Hadji Ismail, issued an edict in 2015 declaring women enslaved by the militants to be "pure," with their faith intact. The declaration allowed the women to be welcomed back into Yazidi society.

But not the children.
[...]
Back among her community, cut off from her son by borders, traditions and officials, she sees no choice now. She will bury it all. She'll get married, she says. She'll build a new family.

"I'll make it like I never saw anything. I'll try to forget everything and start a new life."




Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 10:11:27 AM EST
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Thousands protest German coal phase-out
so WV hill billy --Gimme my black lung!
And my lead. Never forget the lead.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 05:29:46 PM EST
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neoliberal wage stagnation has been a hidden problem in Germany, because the skilled working classes have continued to enjoy realtively good wages in comparison to their middle manager white cllar brethren.

But the same issues attend displaced well paid workers everywhere; it is impossible to move to similarly well paid jobs. So coal workers are obviously concerned not so much for their current jobs as with their abilitiy to sustain the lifestyle 5 years down the line.

This is a challenge for polticians because neoconservatism demands that these people simply be left to fend for themselves, but we know that this ends with the right wing moving in to organise the disaffected.

So the german govt has to have a plan and it currently seems they don't have one.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:40:45 PM EST
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We'll see how well this keeps working now that Germany has effectively played out the string as far as exporting product to the southern EU, crash-out Brexit is reality, and Der Drumpfenfuehrer is napalming every US trade conduit.
by rifek on Thu Nov 1st, 2018 at 09:38:07 PM EST
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Sarkozy Loses Appeal in Illegal Campaign Financing Case
That's encouraging!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 08:30:39 PM EST
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Bloomberg
The first hearing in Julian Assange's lawsuit against Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Ministry was suspended as the WikiLeaks founder was unable to understand his translator, and the judge called for a replacement fluent in "Australian."
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:59:25 AM EST
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Ballet Dancer Wins Contract Fight at Top EU Court
"This has a strong effect for all temporary workers, not only for those in entertainment but for all temporary workers -- those in schools (there are about 750,000 such people today) and the majority of workers in the public sector (not including those in the armed services)," [Sciotto's attorney Francesco] Andretta said in an email.

archived Art. 153.
After a meeting with European Employment Commissioner ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:13:29 PM EST
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re: affirming subsidarity, rather than perfection
How family law will change our lives: a practical case
The new regulation establishes that where a court of a Member State is seized to rule on an application for divorce, legal separation or marriage annulment pursuant, "the courts of that State shall have jurisdiction to rule on matters of the matrimonial property regime arising in connection with that application."
[...]
However, so far, only 18 out of 28 EU members have expressed their wish to participate: Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland and Cyprus.
referred by Bulgaria, not yet land of the spouses

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 07:33:58 PM EST
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Macron slams calls to halt arms sales to Saudi as populist
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday dismissed as "demagoguery" the calls by several European countries including Germany to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"What's the link between arms sales and Mr Khashoggi's murder? I understand the connection with what's happening in Yemen, but there is no link with Mister Khashoggi," Macron told a news conference in Slovakia.
by generic on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 01:09:25 PM EST
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Macron's tone deafness, exhibit #98527.
by Bernard on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 03:16:29 PM EST
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Well, then he can stop arms sales over Yemen.

But he won't, will he?

by fjallstrom on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 10:48:16 PM EST
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It's the drugs dealer's defence;-

If we didn't sell them weapons, somebody else would. So what can we do?

We're kinda used to hearing in the UK, our Govt do it all the time

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 06:49:37 PM EST
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Not enough for a CDU-Greens coalition.

Headline from DW:

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives eke out win in Hesse election

Despite a large drop in support, the CDU has won the Hesse state regional poll, giving the chancellor some welcome breathing room. But the weakness of the political center in Germany remains glaringly obvious.

There were a couple of points of solace for Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as the first official projections were announced for Sunday's regional election.

The CDU's tally of 27.4 percent may have been down some 11 points compared with the last Hesse vote in 2013, but it was slightly better than pre-election polls had predicted and gives incumbent state premier and Merkel ally Volker Bouffier a mandate to form the next government.

Headline from The Guradian:

Merkel suffers another election setback in key German state of Hesse

Germany's ruling parties are reeling from their second electoral upset in a fortnight, after voters in a key state abandoned them in droves. The result in the central state of Hesse could plunge both parties of Angela Merkel's coalition government into renewed crises.

Early results from a regional election seen as decisive for the future of Germany's increasingly wobbly coalition showed Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) slumping to 28%, the party's worst showing in the state since 1966 and a drop of 10 percentage points since Hesse last went to the polls in 2013.

by Bernard on Sun Oct 28th, 2018 at 11:41:55 PM EST
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According to Wikipedia, CDU got 40 seats, Greens 29, SPD 29, AfD 19, FDP 11 and Linke 9. Total 137, majority 69. So CDU and Greens or SPD would be just enough. So would Greens, FDP and SDP.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hessian_state_election,_2018

by fjallstrom on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 10:43:25 AM EST
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I note that SPD + Greens + Linke are two seats short of a majority.

This is actually irrelevant, because I presume that neither SPD nor Grünen would wand to associate with left wingers.

Actually, it looks like a fine mess. Minority administration?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 11:28:51 AM EST
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Merkel to step down as CDU leader
The end of the Angela Merkel era has begun.

The German chancellor declared on Monday she would stand down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), after the party suffered heavy losses in a regional election in the state of Hesse.

Merkel said she plans to remain chancellor until her term ends in 2021 but will not run for another term as German leader. But giving up the party post will weaken her authority and reinforce the sense that her long reign is coming to an end. It also raises the prospect that her party, or her coalition partners, could push her out of the chancellery sooner.

by Bernard on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 01:52:43 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:19:00 PM EST
Now Playing Everywhere - J. W. Mason
First act: Brash young(ish) hedge fund guy takes over iconic American business, forces through closures and layoffs, makes lots of money for his friends.

From the moment he bought into what was then called Sears, Roebuck & Co., he also maneuvered to protect his financial interests. At times, he even made money. He closed stores, fired employees and ... carved out some choice assets for himself.

All seems to be going well. But now the second act: He gets too attached, and instead of passing the drained but still functioning business onto some other sucker, imagines he can run it himself. But managing a giant retailer is harder than it looks. Getting on a videoconference a couple times a week and telling the executives that they're idiots isn't enough to turn things around.


Would have to quote the whole thing really.
by generic on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 11:44:38 PM EST
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Eddie Lampert should stop reading Ayn Rand

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 09:38:01 PM EST
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Everyone should stop reading Ayn Rand except as a study in How Not To.
by rifek on Thu Nov 1st, 2018 at 09:41:46 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Oct 23rd, 2018 at 08:47:38 AM EST
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playing the numbers
$1.6B jackpot, 23 Oct 2018

DICTION CORNER

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 08:13:42 AM EST
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Ticket holder in SC incognito: Let's hope it isn't Lindsey Graham Cracker and his successors or assignees.

On second thought, let's hope it was someone passing through the state.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 12:03:45 PM EST
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oh, look, convergence. Better fascism, Swift made the donation over the weekend with the message, "Love, Taylor, Meredith and Olivia Swift," through chump change.

Are you one of the deserving few, too?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 01:00:27 PM EST
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US brands spending millions on Facebook political ads
$256.4M spent since May on authentic FB account holders alone

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 01:20:01 PM EST
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Optimize Your Repression - Hmm Daily
The business of "global management consulting" has always existed in a realm of nebulous amorality. In a recent interview with Isaac Chotiner at Slate, Duff McDonald, a financial journalist who wrote a book on McKinsey, spelled it out neatly:

In their typical strategy work, they gave advice and made no representations about implementation. So if a strategy that McKinsey offered someone went horribly wrong on the implementation level, their response was always, "We have nothing to do with this. We simply gave them some ideas."

The genealogy of this attitude--or this affect of having no attitude at all--dates to the birth of management consulting at the start of the last century, to the work of the former engineer, Frederick Winslow Taylor, who dreamed up the idea of "scientific management." Taylor was himself an engineer, and like so many of our own contemporary gee-whiz tech boys, his "scientific" was less about a rigorous method of inquiry than about replacing "Should we?" with "Can we?" in a model universe free of social consequence.

by generic on Sun Oct 28th, 2018 at 09:24:40 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:19:08 PM EST
Oath accepted 6 Oct. So where is Kavanaugh?
2018 calendar

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 08:41:18 AM EST
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'Nothing to Gain,' Kavanaugh Accuser Raises Nearly $1 Million
"It raises new questions that are pretty darn troubling."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 07:54:05 PM EST
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"Women and Minorities" Watch | unity of the human family
1500 is less than a caravan.


"Why is it a women's issue?"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 09:23:09 AM EST
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"Women and Minorities" Watch | Bette Midler Chair of Environmental Sciences

Aurelia Shipworth

The Center for Biodiversity on Tuesday said Skipwith's lack of scientific background "breaks with decades of tradition from presidential administrations of both parties in that she has neither education nor experience in fisheries and wildlife management."

## competition commission report

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 03:40:31 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 11:57:32 AM EST
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Here you go! p 395

We wanted to put these images at the heart of what we were problematising. Since the 19th century and the invention of photography, most symbolic domination has been done through visual domination. And we're convinced that yesterday's stereotypes have very much impacted our contemporary societies.

- neurotics anonymous

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 01:55:25 PM EST
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Here you go!
"I also wouldn't trust her on anything else if she's dishonest about who she is."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 02:18:11 PM EST
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Sleeping with... colonists, as can be said?
by das monde on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 03:28:48 PM EST
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the formerly-correct locution is collaborator

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 03:43:04 PM EST
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If we're doing anachronism, why not simply rape victim?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 04:01:11 PM EST
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hmm, change in status frequently follows this one. Bot control may be advised.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 07:29:07 PM EST
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One more demo of that sensibility, just before the midterm election. Let's see.
by das monde on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 08:32:36 PM EST
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(and "litmus test": Will West Hollywood demand return of the key?)

Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit
in addition to a bankruptcy judgment and lease termination
Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation
letter delivered to DOJ
Judge Dumps Stormy Defamation Suit Against Trump
$1.3M attorneys' fees awarded to Trump
Stormy Daniels writes tell-all book: "Full Disclosure
new details that the public has not already heard

archived
specific
Avenati, Esq
payments
Free Stormy
general
"nature" traps


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 09:41:24 PM EST
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Google CEO Tries to Calm Staff After Report on Misconduct
Voluntary and involuntary separations, parachutes, (un)informed consent, stigmata and liabilities but no civil complaints or sex crime charges reported. Funny, that.
Innocents in the office.

archived justice claims && gag ofrders
Duly noted

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:58:23 PM EST
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status change, 25 Oct
"Many factors are at play."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 01:27:15 AM EST
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m'k: status changes, from FOX flight/NBC start January 3, 2017 to present. Kelly is neither the first nor will she be the last piece of work to ignore the limitations of his or her "role" among US elites. First: Don't announce, "I am not a feminist," amidst a raging sex panic. Settle for More and shut it.

"Rape victim"? GTFO.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 06:18:37 AM EST
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What a pair of Hallowe'en divas. FYI: Luann "Diana Ross for a Day" de Lesseps' classic recording

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 12:13:39 PM EST
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Kelly should never have been as MSNBC, especially as 2 populr black presenters were shunted aside/canned to make room for her.

It's all part of the unfortunate move by the boss of MSNBC to move the channel to the right, as if the US needs another Fox news

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:46:23 PM EST
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I wouldn't argue.

The point I must emphasize though for readers is not the faults of the one person but the function of the crucial role each performs for US americans--perhaps like no other place on earth. That is, in this "media" broadcast trap, to model the moral rectitude of the lonely, self-interested actor.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 05:53:27 PM EST
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A Quara thread on that collaboration.
by das monde on Sun Nov 4th, 2018 at 07:55:09 PM EST
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by das monde on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:41:37 AM EST
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But will he still be called "Black Pete", or will he become "African-Dutch Pete"?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:49:49 AM EST
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I will have to catch up with this. Chimney Pete?

In 2015 the UN stepped in to declare it was a "vestige of slavery".
by das monde on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 08:41:27 AM EST
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Mueller Pushes Back at Russian Firm's Bid to Wriggle Out of Charges
Special Counsel Robert Mueller pushed back against the Russian company in his crosshairs over alleged interference in the 2016 election on Tuesday, telling a federal judge in Washington that the conspiracy charges he filed against the firm aren't dependent on prosecutors proving its ["]election interference["] was a crime.
[...]
"The indictment alleges that a purpose of these manifold acts of deception was to frustrate the lawful government functions of the United States," the filing states. "Those allegations are sufficient to support the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States regardless of  whether the defendants agreed to engage in conduct that violated [the Federal Election Campaign Act] or [the Foreign Agent Registration Act]."
< pick teeth, suck vigorously >
Reckon the last one out of the office gon' title the bill the "Mueller Act of 2019." And other purposes.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 03:26:52 PM EST
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The situation here is pretty psychotic.

Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clinton
"The official said one of the packages had the return address of Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, an ironic reference to the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 04:26:34 PM EST
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Do we know yet whether this was terrorism?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 05:24:59 PM EST
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It's terrorism if you can prove that it's a false-flag operation carried out to smear law-abiding patriots, or if brown people did it. Otherwise, it is something that should not be discussed or remembered at all, because it was clearly a one-time operation by mentally imbalanced lone wolves with no clear or comprehensible motives that has no greater significance for anyone.
by Zwackus on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 04:25:41 AM EST
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AP Style Guide suggests "political violence" to connote historic "deadly incidents motivated by ideology."

This locution juxtaposes "traumatic violence."

Conspicuously absent from exemplars offered is destruction of the WTC.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 04:37:14 PM EST
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Government approved.
"Trump, in his first remarks since Cesar Sayoc, 56, was apprehended in Florida, declared that 'we must never allow political violence take root in America.' "

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 05:23:00 PM EST
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Federal Judge Will Order Georgia Officials to Accept Absentee Ballots
practical application: injunction, in adequate remedy, limited scope and effects

archived
4. Nse Ufot must be new here.
background reporting MIA
Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 08:26:42 PM EST
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Russian interference wit muh democracy!
In North Dakota, tribes scramble to clear voter ID hurdle
Good thing the Dems and DHS are protecting voters with $630M!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 04:47:48 PM EST
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Russians or roaches?

ACLU Sues Kansas County for Voter Suppression
polling location moved outside of the city's southern border, "LOL"
Voter Registration Law Upheld in New Hampshire
evidence of a "verifiable act of domicile" confuses poll workers

archived
because this is America

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 02:01:37 PM EST
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U.S. "democracy"  🔥
America's disintegration before our eyes ... violence Trumps all. Creating chaos across planet Earth leave its mark at home. A disgrace of Internationsl law and Europe's attempt to rise out of the ashes of WWII. Forgetting the goal of peaceful coexistence. WTF

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 06:15:23 PM EST
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Bill Palmer notes that the van was covered with Trump stickers. (See photo at link)

Florida man arrested in bombing investigation

The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump.

Senior law enforcement sources have identified the suspect in the investigation as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida.




"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 05:06:26 PM EST
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Sayoc is a registered Republican who voted in the 2016 election, but who has numerous felony arrests, including one for another pipe bomb incident. Guess it is mostly black Floridians who get their voting rights removed for felonies. Or he was never convicted of any of these offenses. It was his genetic profile from previous cases that led law enforcement to him this time.
 

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 05:19:11 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:19:11 PM EST
Japan Journalist Freed From Syrian Captivity Says He's Safe
Yasuda was kidnapped in 2015 by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known at the time as the Nusra Front, after contact with him was lost in June that year. A war monitoring group said he was most recently held by a Syrian commander with the Turkistan Islamic Party, which mostly comprises Chinese [read: Uighur/Uyghur] jihadis in Syria.
You got jokes about Uighur "terrorists" and "concentration camps"? Obama got jokes.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 04:24:17 PM EST
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that's "vocational training centres", not "concentration camps".

China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 're-education' camps

China's western Xinjiang region has written "vocational training centres" for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.

Xinjiang says the centres will tackle extremism through "thought transformation".

Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith.

In August, China denied allegations that it had locked up a million people.

But officials attending a UN human rights meeting admitted that Uighurs "deceived by religious extremism" were undergoing re-education and resettlement.

by Bernard on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 10:48:03 PM EST
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they need to work out how to do the same sort of accomodation with the govt that the catholics negotiated just recently.

Much as I despise the catholic church, it has survived for so long because it knows when to bend. I think it's a lesson for the uighurs

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:54:25 PM EST
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WhatsApp Bans More Than 100,000 Accounts in Brazil Election
Facebook set up a "war room"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 05:15:15 PM EST
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Facebook hit with UK's maximum fine as EU officials praise privacy efforts
search for a quorum in the EP, possibly the US

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 09:55:15 PM EST
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"Facebook removed 82 Facebook pages, groups and accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that originated in Iran ... Some either directly discussed voting or called on others to vote, The Atlantic Council found."
::
Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague inteview Jamie Fly

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:30:59 PM EST
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According to the UK's left wing skwawkbox it was more than 800 acconts, many of which were well established left wing sites.

Given the level of co-ordination with twitter, this looks less like an attack on foreign interference and more using this as cover to obliterate the left's access to major public fora in the US.

It has been so blatant that a lot of UK left blogs are co-ordinating other means of publicising themselves

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:59:42 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It has been so blatant that a lot of UK left blogs are co-ordinating other means of publicising themselves

Luckily the EU is on the case:

Civilized Societies Don't Call It Censorship, but Copyright | naked capitalism

Article 11: no link without a license. Article 11, otherwise known as the "Linktax" article, has created a new economic "right" for magnates of the written press. This `right', moreover, implies indefinitely restricting the possibility of citing the press online.


Article 13: no uploading content without a license. Platforms - from medium-sized providers of services storing subject material through to the giants of the Internet - will be considered responsible for any copyright infringement committed by their users, and they are bulldozed into taking preventive measures. In other words, this isn't a matter of eliminating content but directly preventing people from uploading it.

by generic on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 01:17:24 PM EST
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by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 11:48:40 AM EST
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That is a gloriously composed image.
It is also going to be a legal shooting when he gets killed - that is a sling, also known as a lethal weapon.
Cleverer would-be martyr than all the suicide bombers? I mean, he has got much better optics...
by Thomas on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 06:25:28 PM EST
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I thought we had already established that there is basically no way for an Israely soldier to kill a Palestinian unlawfully?
And you seem to be somewhat behind the times. They tried suicide bombings somewhere between strikes and the one sided seize-fire. The time line is now after home made ballistic missles and in the middle of marching unarmed into snipers.
by generic on Wed Oct 31st, 2018 at 11:27:12 AM EST
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 They just shot him - but only in the leg.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 08:30:35 AM EST
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Two timely dispatches from Ann Garrison

re: when "good" émigrés don't land in the US
Intel Report on Assassins: "Rwandans are cold ass mofos"
"We don't have any information on this latest attempt [to kill Nyamwasa] aside from the one paragraph RFI article that came in on BBC. This is not on any other news wires. He may be dead for all we know this time."

re: "fighting rape in war," interview
Congo in the Abyss

"The Nobel Peace Prize encourages a global consensus to stop the rapes but continue the war."

BKN:The deeply political discourse imposed by the Nobel Committee is intended to bolster, not disturb, the dominant order. It is part of the Western will to write official history, where the important thing is constructing a discourse on the woman, on the brutalities she has to suffer. It's a discourse wholly accepted in Western societies because of the feminist struggles. In this discourse, Dr. Mukwege is the man of an inter-world, a Black man who is meant to become white. He is like the white man who knows how to defend the rights of women against the barbarism of uncivilized men--Black in this case--who are essentially defined by their savagery.
AG: Male rape is also a weapon of war in Congo and elsewhere. It's rarely reported, though it was given some attention in "The Nobel committee shines a spotlight on rape in conflict ," an October 11 "Economist" report that said it's hard to estimate its frequency because so many men fear to report it because they're so humiliated and may fear being accused of the crime of homosexuality. Uganda's Refugee Law Project explained this profoundly in their film Gender Against Men, which I recommend to anyone reading this. The rape of both men and women as a weapon to destroy community makes it more clear that there is an ongoing genocide against the Congolese people, not just "femicide." Could you talk about how the singular focus on violence against women hides that?

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by Cat on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 05:42:41 PM EST
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Not soybeans: Feature reporter finds "Women* and LGBT" voters endorse the "flirt" Bolsonaro to spite the corrupt Worker's Party candidate Who? Well, it ain't Dilma splitting the logs 28 Oct.
BLOOMBERG | Bolsonaro: Why Many Will Overlook His Homophobic Rants
"Some of my friends drank the Kool-Aid [!] and will vote for Bolsonaro, but most of them fear that minorities [!] like ours are in danger, as well as our own democracy."
Danger, child. Temer left the room. With Macri.

TELASUR | Brazil Decides
The Long Story, campaign 2018 from Sept to Haddad: yeah, Telasur express an editorial agenda.

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by Cat on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 06:27:47 PM EST
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Bolsonaro's pledge to return Brazil to past alarms survivors of dictatorship
Nearly five decades on - and with the country poised to elect a dictatorship-praising, pro-torture populist who plans to stack his administration with generals - those old wounds have been ripped open.

"I never imagined this could happen," said Giannini, now 69, who spent seven years in jail during the 1964-85 dictatorship because of his membership with a communist guerrilla group called National Liberation Action.

"After what I lived through, what I saw, and the time that I served, to have a president that represents everything of that era is unthinkable to me."

by Bernard on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 11:11:22 PM EST
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Far-right Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election
Former army officer Jair Bolsonaro won the second round of Brazil's presidential elections, obtaining 55.5 percent of the vote, with 94 percent of precincts reporting. His leftist challenger Fernando Haddad of the worker's party was far behind him with 44.4 percent.

Final results are expected later on Sunday, in the most contentious and polarized election in decades.

Voting day was largely peaceful, said regional election monitor for the Organization of American States (OAS) Laura Chinchilla, with "with no reports of violence or any other difficulty."

Bolsonaro supporters gathered in front of his home in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, shortly after resutls were announced, waving Brazilian flags and setting off fireworks in celebration.

In his victory speech, the newly elected president said he never had doubts about winning. "We cannot continue flirting with communism," Bolosonaroy said. "We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,"he vowed.

by Bernard on Sun Oct 28th, 2018 at 11:45:43 PM EST
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Latin America's Right-Wing Turn -- The Jacobin
The far right is on the rise not only in Brazil but across Latin America -- driven by the middle class that left-wing governments helped create.
Nice politicians are doing something very wrong.
by das monde on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 12:38:44 PM EST
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IMF will take its pound of flesh, yo. Notice, the women presidents of South American didn't last long. Bachelet's performance despite polling is something of a mystery.

ProPublilca#MeToo#Time'sUp#WhyIDidn'tReport analysis still developing.

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by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 01:36:05 PM EST
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The main cause of the election result was Lula being blocked from running through a US supported selective anti-corruption drive.

https:/www.truthdig.com/articles/hidden-history-u-s-war-corruption-brazil

Don't see what nice has to do with it.

by fjallstrom on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 06:11:29 PM EST
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Always finding an excuse explanation is one of those things. Who trusts power to this weak?
 
by das monde on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 09:16:39 AM EST
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Nah, you're just running with your priors again. May I remind you that quite a lot of PT cadres spent a not inconsiderable time of their youth in the Junta's torture dungeons? The left always looks weak on the fascist's TV. But, interfere with the free™ press and the US brings you democracy™.
by generic on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 11:20:29 AM EST
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What can shake progressive priors? Not the electorate, apparently.

The liberal package is much harder to shake by parts.

Party Animals: Asymmetric Ideological Constraint among Democratic and Republican Party Activists

Existing literature shows that Republicans in the mass public demonstrate greater ideological inconsistency and value conflict than Democrats. That is, despite a commitment to the conservative label and abstract belief in limited government, Republican identifiers' substantive policy attitudes are nonetheless divided. Conversely, Democrats, despite registering lower levels of ideological thinking, maintain relatively consistent liberal issue attitudes. Based on theories of coalition formation and elite opinion leadership, we argue that these differences should extend to Democratic and Republican Party activists. Examining surveys of convention delegates from the years 2000 and 2004, we show that Democratic activists' attitudes are more ideologically constrained than are those of Republican activists. The results support our hypothesis and highlight that some of the inconsistent attitudes evident among mass public party identifiers can be traced to the internal divisions of the major party coalitions themselves.

Ideological Consistency, Political Orientation, and Variability Across Moral Foundations

We conceptualized ideological consistency as the extent to which an individual's attitudes toward diverse political issues are coherent among themselves from an ideological standpoint. Four studies compared the ideological consistency of self-identified liberals and conservatives. Across diverse samples, attitudes, and consistency measures, liberals were more ideologically consistent than conservatives. In other words, conservatives' individual-level attitudes toward diverse political issues (e.g., abortion, gun control, welfare) were more dispersed across the political spectrum than were liberals' attitudes. Study 4 demonstrated that variability across commitments to different moral foundations predicted ideological consistency and mediated the relationship between political orientation and ideological consistency.

This is consistent with the view that the liberals occupy just one level (#6, green) of Graves' levels of existence.

by das monde on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 12:40:14 PM EST
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We're moving pretty far from Brazil, no? Because as stated before the Brazilian Worker's party can hardly be compared with the US democrats. If you want to draw analogues then I recommend Temer's party. Official opposition during the dictatorship, respectable, utterly corrupt.
by generic on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 05:01:49 PM EST
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We might be moving in time beyond the progressive era. Brexit, Trump, Bolsonaro are not blips.

The whole Latin America is turning, and not only. Even with Lula out, could you expect that openly authoritarian, xenophobe, misogynous attitude will win comfortably? Not only social progress is loosing its edge and authority, it is despised more than flirtation with fascism as we knew it in the previous century. Respectable power rather than corruption tally is the real game.

This evolution is related with resource limitations. Ironically, the wrong people will be in power to "solve" it one way or other. Smart progressives won't be wiser than this human nature, this time.

by das monde on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 08:25:25 PM EST
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Discovered this recently:

Oswald Spengler - the Decline of the West

Half wacky nonsense, half... possibly not. Although perhaps more in the sense of philosophy as a covert stand-in for prophecy and supposed manifest destiny than any deep scientific or sociological insight.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 11:12:12 PM EST
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Some time soon I will have to look at Spengler. A much more conventional decline authority is Joseph Tainter.

Pure science is limited in probing this existential question. Like the last family hero in Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude", the last scientist would be figuring it all out exactly at the moment it all collapses, at best. It may be worth to appreciate or create some mythology before long.

by das monde on Wed Oct 31st, 2018 at 10:36:24 AM EST
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Of course they aren't blips. The global trend they are part of can be summed up as empowered billionairs, weakened labor and (upper-)middle class resentment.
The first point needs no explanation, money means power in capitalism, leading to more money. A very obvious runaway feedback loop.
Overly focusing on a slight shift in rethoric would be a mistake. Yes, the dog whistle has been replaced by a bullhorn, slightly scandalising the upper middleclass in the process. Dogwhistling just doesn't work as well as it used to, the deludge is unceasing in the new media environment. No time to colour in the missing parts. And while they value civility, the prospect of having to pay your live-in maid, as former president Rousseff would have it, made them livid. Bolsonaro's VP is literally a general, and a lot of his statements are just things the dictatorship literally did. As an aside, there are two kinds of VPs in these kind of systems. The "small plane insurance", example being Haddad's VP from the communist party and whoever Nixon's VP was. The other version is the representative for the main power in the ruling coalition, see Cheney for the oil conglomerates and Biden for finance.
So yeah, middle class resentment is also obvious. And long lasting, it's still driving southern politics in the US.
Finally, why is labour weaker than it used to be? I hear trade union membership in Brazil is down by half. The Economist would argue robots, but you shouldn't believe anything you read there. A better answer would be finance. For one, you have to pay back your foreign debts or the US will just blatantly steal all your stuff on the high seas. In the best case. Worst case you get Democracy&tade;. For a lot of the rest of the world you got outsourcing. We know that the economic case for that was often rather dubious, but moving production into countries where you can just have the workers shot did wonders for the class war so finding funding for that was never a problem. Look at Uber. You can burn money indefenitely if your buisness is destroying the livelihood of working class people. Or look at Amazon. Probably the company that had the biggest influence on people's daily live in the last few decades. And it barely breaks even on the transformative parts while introducing best praxis third world military dictatorship working conditions to a country near you.
This is already getting too long and rambly and could definitely use another work over, but I'm running out of time.
Obscurantine Lobster psychology will never not get a rise out of me. Some things improved, some got worse, but talking about an overall progressive era is mostly end of history nonsense. We are also still very much in a regime of artificial scarcity (and abundandance). We'll get to the real fun part in due time.
by generic on Thu Nov 1st, 2018 at 03:21:45 PM EST
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Labor histories are among the saddest, discouraging accounts of human civilization one would ever know, were this body of knowledge and experience held to esteem. Leisure histories by contrast are ubiquitous, anachronistic models of human labor: everyone a king or pharoah, a tyrant, philosopher or homeowner, a fat and content spectator of horticulture and blood shed.

When industrial action against Ryanair picked up, I tried to catch up on aggregated numbers. (I did learn a little about the varieties and structures of trade unions' associations in the EU, by comparison to US custom, never mind their places in complementary "black" histories.) In this industry sector, interstate unions' coordinated planning has been a crucial, enforcement tactic in successfully mediating employment relations --in general and specifically.

But to start with mass is only to conceive the political significance --read, "market power"-- of a particular group enterprise, in the sense merely of numbers of "organized labor" members. I was disappointed not only because the usual international suspects (eg. OECD, ILO, etc) and press demons seemed to have abandoned periodic reporting, but what is published enforces an intuition about declining membership. The people in Brazil are not alone. A statistical claim, for example, that Iceland and Ireland represent the greatest ratios of union membership in the world challenges credulity. My cursory appeal to sacred "empirical data" informs me:

Ideology of an individual, the "self-interested actor," has been as wildly successful --in terms of propagation, socialized adoption-- as any money per se representation of extrinsic value in disorganizing political precepts and action against exploitation of human functions. The evidence is all around us. Braced by the anthologies of which I speak, I think, the mass is as responsible as any one person for accepting imagination of "weaker labour." Or no labor. This is a prerequisite for the leisure which people crave: rest without work, product without function, power without responsibility to or responsibility for one another. "Socialism" is a dead-letter in a value system for which "society" contains no properties or functions but anathema.

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by Cat on Thu Nov 1st, 2018 at 05:57:48 PM EST
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11 murdered, 6 injured in US synagogue
Gunman survives to face state and federal criminal charges, of which "ethnic intimidation"[?] and "obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death"[federal hate crime].

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by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 09:52:03 AM EST
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According to Israel, it's not really a synagogue.
Israel's Ashkenazi chief rabbi came under fire [sic!] on Sunday for refusing to acknowledge in a newspaper interview that the massacre in Pittsburgh was carried out in a synagogue.

The country's ultra-Orthodox newspapers, in reporting on the event, have also refused to acknowledge that it took place in a Jewish house of prayer because Tree of Life is a Conservative congregation, and they do not recognize the non-Orthodox movements.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 10:12:18 AM EST
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by Cat on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 01:37:21 PM EST
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Democracy Now
In Connecticut, activists are calling on the University of New Haven to cut ties to King Fahd Security College in Saudi Arabia. According to news reports, the Saudi forensic doctor who allegedly dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's body served on the editorial board of a publication tied to King Fahd Security College

[...]

Then, the university said--and says--"Well, we're proud of what we do. We're improving the justice system of Saudi Arabia." And our response was "Well, what are the facts about this? What evidence? Have you been able to convince the Saudi government to give the remains of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr back to his family? They executed this peaceful activist at the beginning of 2016, and his body has not been returned. Have they canceled the sentence of a thousand lashes against Raif Badawi? What about the women, the women who had been for a long time trying to get the right to drive, these feminist activists? They're in jail. How is the Saudi justice system improved?"

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 07:10:48 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:20:06 PM EST
by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:20:09 PM EST

for your favorite ISP!

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by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 12:07:32 PM EST
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Australian TV banned it, thus ensuring that many more people (such as you) will get to see it.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 07:13:50 AM EST
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'This is Wakanda': the black tech entrepreneurs taking on Silicon Valley
Judge argues that Atlanta is poised to compete with Boston, Los Angeles, and New York to fill out the US's top three tech cities behind Silicon Valley, thanks to its airport ("I can leave here at 10am and be at a lunch meeting in San Francisco," he boasts), bevy of Fortune 500 corporations and concentration of engineering talent - in addition to Georgia Tech, the city is home to Georgia State University, Emory and the historically black colleges and universities Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta.

But in the early 2000s, Judge says, investors would hear that a company was from Atlanta and immediately say, "No." By 2007 or 2008, the investors might take a meeting, but they would demand that the company relocate to California.

"Now they're saying, `We'll come to you.'"

by Bernard on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:03:02 PM EST
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Yeah.
Amusing Disney® update of The Cosby Show "aspirational" PR, placed by Rockefeller Foundation. But let's be real. Here's the money quote:
For startup founders at The Gathering Spot or digitalundivided, that "business model" simply isn't an option. Not only will no one write them those checks, but they usually come from families without the generational wealth to support them through revenue-free explorations.
No.

Notice, there's no vibranium --scale (g)-- for the dilemma posed by this story. Evidently not much has changed in VC funding (cash to burn) for black-owned business pitch (tech sector and others) since I looked into dotcom-dip "opportunities" 15 years ago... although "incubators" are nearly a dime/doz (often est'd. with 503(c) trust funding, possibly seed buyer market) and the pop of "minority" coders has increased significantly, while corp hires hover in low single digits.

Bootstrap [$0 F&F + $0 Angels] + [SELECT FRONT MAN]
(a) white agent, any sex
(b) US fed gov contractor ("affirmative action" bill req'd., any OEM)
(c) US fed gov agency ("affirmative action" bill req'd.)

Carnell did hilarious casts on Being The Next Bill Gates and Kanye's "business model" which neatly illustrate prerequisites in this lottery:"generational wealth to support them". As usual notable exceptions prove the rule.

How does equal opportunity work in France?

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by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 01:04:10 AM EST
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Not much better than in the US, I'm afraid.
by Bernard on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 02:39:47 PM EST
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Agrifood today: One Italian out of two drinks more beer than 5 years ago. Which means that one out of two drinks the same or less - you have to actually read the article to see that the actual amount drunk has gone up.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:54:51 AM EST
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Could be a lucrative network opportunity in this space for the right start-up.

After shooting McCluskey, Rowland was picked up on campus by a woman he met online.

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by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 05:10:09 PM EST
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Ireland to remove crime of blasphemy

...Fock jeezus, is nothing sacred?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 09:43:05 AM EST
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Well, there's still Article 41
In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 10:56:39 AM EST
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Next year.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 01:37:35 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 05:11:14 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 03:17:24 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018 at 08:20:15 PM EST
So yeah. During this 84 hour DOS "attack" on my re-education programming, I went back to squinting at The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World. It is a spiteful, elitist tome of biblical proportion as could only be devised by an Oxbridge polymath -- 504pp, 9pt type on 10pt leading, Latin and Greek alphabets, plus 228pp back matter. Dude adores your boy Aristotle, but the peoples hardly know to whom they owe the honor of "western civilization". One plot, different "narrative" every. day. Cracks me up. Ain't nobody --not even celebrated pubic intellectuals of this "era" -- got time to read Politics.

It is of the greatest interest, and entirely consistent with Aristotle's fundamental principles of sociological classification, that he was able to discriminate between different types of democracy according to the role played in production in each individual case by the majority of the lower classes (the demos), whether as farmers, artisans or wage-laborers, or as some mixture of these elements (see Pol. VI.I. 1317a24-9 and other passages),25 whereas he can draw distinctions only on technical, constitutional grounds in three different passages discussing forms of oligarchy,26 all of which would of course be ruled (as he takes for granted) by landowners (cf, III.iii below).
[Ste. Croix:77, emphasis in original]

Cue Krugman: we accept a system with considerable inequality because ...

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by Cat on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 02:03:37 AM EST
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Sadly, I've begun innerboob research into "Castle" and "self-defense" doctrines. The US case law bodes only ill will -- so much so I cannot help but reason the intent of this jurisprudence has been in fact to justify violence and arrogate to each a privilege of the state -- anarchy in effect. The trajectory is rather dismal.

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by Cat on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:06:04 AM EST
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