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Saturday, 6 June 2020

Nazis on meth, army vets on ecstasy: how drugs shape warfare | CBC Radio

quote [ According to Marlantes, the experience of warfare as a kind of drug in itself. He described the intoxicating feeling of being a 23-year-old with the power to call in napalm attacks and artillery bombardment. ]

War ?on drugs. An insightful collection of anecdotes.
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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA

quote [ Police asked the public to upload videos of protesters via its iWatch Dallas mobile app. Instead, netizens flooded the service with videos of South Korean K-Pop performers. Police were forced to take down the app. ]

"On Saturday night, a mischief-maker broadcast over the frequency Chicago police were using for communications, blaring out the classic NWA track F*ck the police." I think some Sting would have been a funnier choice.
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Sunday, 10 May 2020

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

quote [ Although the full picture remains unclear, researchers have found that disproportionately black counties ?account for more than half of coronavirus cases and nearly 60 percent of deaths.?* The disproportionate burden that black and Latino Americans are bearing is in part a direct result of their overrepresentation in professions where they risk exposure... ]

Another feel good article! Atlantic has a paywall, so article in extended.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The Invasion of Venezuela, Brought To You By Silvercorp USA

quote [ The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder. The man introduces Goudreau in a stern tone. Goudreau begins to speak with the terseness of a battle-hardened warrior as he confirms that an amphibious operation into Venezuela is underway. ]

So plan a trip to Venezuela
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Bodycam videos show 6-year-old sobbing, pleading with officers during arrest

quote [ The police body camera videos are disturbing. They show two Orlando police officersarresting 6-year-old Kaia Rolleas she pleads with officers for a "second chance." ]

I'm not part of the ACAB camp, but shit like this makes my blood boil...
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

quote [ ?It?s creepy what they?re doing, but there will be many more of these companies. There is no monopoly on math,? said Al Gidari, a privacy professor at Stanford Law School. ?Absent a very strong federal privacy law, we?re all screwed.? ]

Uuuh, the spying game is on and onner.

Read in extended.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Las Vegas man, 93, opens fire on apartment maintenance worker

quote [ Senior citizen suspect Robert Thomas was upset about flooding in his unit, so he pulled out a gun.

After allowing the female employee to leave, Thomas allegedly shot the male worker in the lower body at point-blank range. The victim was sitting in a chair and crumpled to the ground, in the disturbing footage. ]

Ahh, the old well regulated militia just getting a little practice in...
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Monday, 6 January 2020

Government website altered to show pro-Iran message and photo of bloodied Trump in apparent hack: report

quote [ A government website was reportedly altered on Saturday to depict an image of President Trump bleeding from his mouth while getting punched in the face by a person wearing an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps symbol. ]

This is kind of funny...but it?s also a message.
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Friday, 3 January 2020

Afghan Papers Inadvertently Document WaPo’s Role in Spreading Official Lies

quote [ If the Post is now publishing material demonstrating that US officials have been ?following the same talking points for 18 years,? emphasizing how they are ?making progress,? ?especially? when the war is ?going badly,? shouldn?t the paper acknowledge that it has been cheerleading this same line for all of those 18 years? Doesn?t it have a responsibility to examine how it served as a primary vehicle for those officials to spread these same ?talking points? to spin the coverage in the desired fashion? ]

After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent "Suffering"

Already seeing plenty of headlines, social media posts, and memes trying to demonize Iran in the same way we do every other country the US sticks their nose into. Even saw a WMD style accusation floating around. I should hope those on the "left" remember that we're against war because it's wrong, not because Trump didn't get authorization or some legalese bullshit... but I don't have my hopes up.

#madprideWasRight

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