And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Linkee-poo don't know where I'm a gonna go when the volcano blow

"If you're losing sleep over the blue light coming from your phone, there's an app for that… But how well do these apps work?"

"The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single day record, the bureau reported Saturday." Good to know that now Obama is out of office the paranoid people of the country are still buying guns. For some reason.

"On Monday, Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, brought in doughnuts. Around the same time, Leandra English, the agency’s other acting director, sent an all-staff email thanking employees for their service… Awkward." But did he bring donuts for everybody and were they they crappy "what was left behind after the morning rush sampler" set? And say, doesn't Mick have another government job? Why yes.

And in other news, dictionaries continue to troll the president "Dictionary.com has selected 'complicit' as its word of the year for 2017, citing the term's renewed relevance in U.S. culture and politics — and noting that a refusal to be complicit has also been 'a grounding force of 2017.'"

"This week on Hidden Brain, we explore an "open secret": that from the time Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World until the year 1900, there were as many as five million Native people enslaved in America. We'll talk about this history, and the psychological reasons it was left unexamined for so long." Our history.

"'Man wearing Roy Moore sticker physically attacked a cameraman attempting to film Moore's arrival outside campaign rally a few minutes ago here in Henagar, Alabama. Another man w/ Moore sticker verbally assaulted a second cameraman,' Sheets wrote." Hey, remember when some other asshole conservative knocked over a reporter, but still got elected? (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with (Project Veritas) an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets." What happens when a fake reporter takes on people who actually are reporters. "James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2010 for using a fake identity to enter a federal building during a previous sting, declined to answer questions about the woman outside the Project Veritas office, a storefront in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on Monday morning shortly after the woman walked inside." Asshole. Oh, and by the way, great way to verify the earlier Post reporting on Roy Moore.

"But then Trump continued with a reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — 'Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her "Pocahontas."'" Oh fuckstockings.

"Nearly 80 interviews with Americans targeted by Fancy Bear, a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage group, turned up only two cases in which the FBI had provided a heads-up. Even senior policymakers discovered they were targets only when the AP told them, a situation some described as bizarre and dispiriting." (Grokked from Laura J Mixon)

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