I am delighted that the U.S. will be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan no later than 11 September this year. This decision is long overdue.

God bless America. Now let's get to work.

I tried to post a link to 's web page on Facebook, and Facebook blocked it, saying it's spam.

I am trying out , an open source, secure messaging app that uses email: delta.chat/en/

If you would also like to try it and need someone to test it with, you can add me as a contact using the attached QR code.

Oh. This is cool. Open-source, E2E optional, messaging using email as the back-end.


via jlelse.blog/posts/email-messen

Proponents of polygraph screening make a variety of foolish arguments, but perhaps the most asinine of these is the oft-heard claim that it's "just another tool in the toolbox."

Donald Trump has become the first president in American history to twice be impeached.

Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice | TechCrunch, Apple's big announcement wasn't about vaccines. ( techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/appl)

I am glad that members of Congress (even the most assholish of them) are keeping their masks on while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives.

If it pleases you that Parler, a social media platform favored by Trump supporters, has been effectively removed from the internet, this commentary by Glenn Greenwald might change your mind: : greenwald.substack.com/p/how-s

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that Al-Qaeda has an operational base in needs proof to be credible. He did not provide any such proof in his remarks today at the National Press Club.

The flag is flying at half-mast at the U.S. embassy in Wassenaar, The Netherlands today.

This ban weakens user security, intentionally dismembers infrastructure that keeps the Internet running, and emulates the very authoritarian tactics the U.S. government claims to deplore. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/wech

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