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Thursday, 26 April 2018

We're doomed! Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

quote [ The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it ]

I believe his analysis is correct.

[SFW] [history] [+5 Underrated]
[by Kama-Kiri@5:04amGMT] [14 comments]

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Rex Tillerson fired: Trump replaces secretary of state with CIA director

quote [ President tweets CIA director Mike Pompeo will be top diplomat and Gina Haspel named to become first female director of agency ]

Because he named Russia in the attack on Skripal? The timing is certainly ... suspicious.

[SFW] [politics] [+5]
[by Kama-Kiri@2:18pmGMT] [32 comments]

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hope Hicks resigns as White House communications director

quote [ The resignation comes one day after Hicks testified before the House intelligence committee for nine hours as part of the Russia investigation ]

Can someone parse this for me? She was grilled for 9 hours about Russia ... then resigned a from job she was good at, a job she was personally appointed to by a President she was 100% loyal to.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by Kama-Kiri@12:51amGMT] [19 comments]

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Another brick in the wall: Lawyer admits lying to Russia inquiry

quote [ Alex van der Zwaan, the 19th person to be charged, pleads guilty to making false statements.

Who is Alex van der Zwaan?

He works for the New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom based in London.

Last year, he married the art critic Eva Khan, whose father German Khan co-founded the Alfa Group, one of Russia's largest investment groups.

An article on their wedding in the Russian edition of Tatler magazine last year said that Van der Zwaan had Russian roots and worked with Russian oligarchs. ]

While the most recent charges have been related to the Kremlin's active measures ops, this latest announcement that most of Mueller's dominoes have been falling on the Manfort side relating back to the very dodgy work he did for Ukraine a decade or so ago.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by Kama-Kiri@11:33pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 2 February 2018

How WeChat came to rule China

quote [ The multipurpose messaging app is becoming the nation’s ID system ]

Posted because I always wanted to post something under the "dystopian violence" tag, and because this scares more than just about anything else I've read about recently.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by Kama-Kiri@12:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

US 'name-and-shame' list of Russian oligarchs binned by top Trump official – expert

quote [ List of oligarchs who had made money corruptly was withdrawn and replaced with list of wealthy Russians taken from Forbes magazine ]

This one's for you, BBQ!

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Informative]
[by Kama-Kiri@11:02amGMT] [16 comments]

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Roger Waters broadcasts cancelled in Germany over support for Israel boycott

quote [ German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by ex-Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters, citing what they call “accusations of antisemitism against him”. ]

I see this as a pretty blatant example of "antisemitism" being used to bludgeon free and fair criticism.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by Kama-Kiri@3:04amGMT] [15 comments]

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Trump bails out shoplifting ULCA athletes, internet calls him racist for wondering if they'll thank him.

quote [ The shoplifting basketball players, released by China after the US president intervened, apologise. ]

Damn straight they should. Internet is stupid - news at 11.
[SFW] [sports] [+1]
[by Kama-Kiri@11:55pmGMT] [25 comments]

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Terry Richardson pushed fashion over the edge into sleaze

quote [ The industry let him do as he pleased because it believed it needed him ]

Debated about the category, but decided on the neutral "people" over "crime and punishment" or "politics". I posted what I felt was the most clear-eyed and neutral critique I could find and still agree with.

[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Kama-Kiri@12:14amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 8 September 2017

How is this even possible? New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

quote [ The data also identified certain trends, including that gay men had narrower jaws, longer noses and larger foreheads than straight men, and that gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads compared to straight women. ]

The grooming and slightly feminine/masculine appearance is understandable, that's my "gaydar" works so much as it does and it doesn't most of the time - but forehead size!?!? So phrenology is actually a real thing?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Kama-Kiri@12:27amGMT] [14 comments]

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