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Trump's playbook is the playbook of a tyrant and a bully.

Some of his maneuvers include:

Impunity. Commits crimes in the open, and dares anyone to call him on it.

Smashmouth. Learned from Roy Cohn. Accuse the other guy of whatever you are accused of.

Double walkback. Says something outrageous, then denies he said it. Then says it again. This moves the Overton window.

Kick downs. If attacked, strikes out at someone else perceived as being lower status.

Schoolyard nicknames and insults.

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On the phone filling out some forms for my Social Security disability:

Do you have any problem with authority, issues with authority?

Me (!) No, Examiner, no problems with authority.

No issues with the police?

None at all. No issues with the police. I am a Loyal Citizen of the State.



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One group of Oglino and 4chan trolls make offensive and exclusionary statements while pretending to be Bernie supporters while another group raises the meme "Bernie Bros."

One group makes exclusionary statements on behalf of Warren, and another group falsely accuses her of racism and being trans-exclusionary.

If you see a "Bernie supporter" attacking Warren, or attacking minorities and women, or if you see a "Warren supporter" being racist and/or exclusionary, block them. They are trolls.

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The Palmer Raids of 1919.

During the Palmer raids, hundreds of naturalized US citizens such as Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman were stripped of their citizenship and put on a troop transport and sent to Russia.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drummin'
Four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?


"As President Trump approaches his 1,000th day in office Wednesday, he has significantly stepped up his pace of spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods.

As of Oct. 9, his 993rd day in office, he had made 13,435 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. That’s an average of almost 22 claims a day since our last update 65 days ago."

Cryptographer Matthew Green on a change Apple made in iOS13: "Apple is sharing some portion of your web browsing history with the Chinese conglomerate Tencent. This is being done as part of Apple’s “Fraudulent Website Warning”, which uses the Google-developed Safe Browsing technology as the back end."

#Privacy #Security #Encryption #Google #Apple #Tencent #Malware #WebBrowsers


Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, a Black woman was shot dead in her own home in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday night by a white male police officer.

"Donald Trump: xenophobe in public, international mobster in private"
Robert Reich
"The founding fathers said betraying America to foreign powers was an impeachable offense. The president must go"

Yet another sad consequence of Pres. Trump's vile attitude towards legal immigration:

Iranian students barred from US: lost money, broken dreams, no answers.

They had been accepted to prestigious postgraduate programs, many in California, but they got no further than the airport.

"Terrible as Always, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Mad He Wasn’t Allowed to Crash an Impeachment Deposition"

Cannot possibly be right; this is another version of a perpetual motion machine.

Still... interesting.

The fundamental freedom to fork and the ability to federate are complementary.

Forking establishes a divide, federation is the set of techniques for communication, collaboration, and navigation across divides to create a whole that is distinct from and often greater than the sum of the parts.

"The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president.

Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK."

The professors argue that any "option" against it fails either by mistakes from within but "mostly due to criminal economic blockades coming from the world's superpower." #EcuadorSOS #EcuadorEnCrisis

I miss the days when "hackathon" meant "come hack with us on any project of your choosing, just come and chill and hack" not "exploitive free labor."

i support a movement to delete your facebook account en mass, with all your friends

Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.

Heinrich Heine

"Students burn Latina author's book after she discusses white privilege"

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