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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Linkee-poo just can't

The NaNoWriMo portable writing studio.

The mysteries of the pyramids have deepened with the discovery of what appears to be a giant void within the Khufu, or Cheops, monument in Egypt." Ah, something new has been added.

The Note to Self podcast on the Russian interference in our 2016 election. Recommended on what happened, how they did it, what they exploited to do it. "The goal is confusion." And "We have to impose rigor and discipline on our own thought. We have to question what we've received and not just stop at questioning… this a test… as a country of our maturity." We're failing at Toys.

"Sen. Richard Burr wasted no time on Wednesday connecting the abstract and amorphous story that is Russian election interference to strife in the real world."

In case I'm not being clear about this, this ongoing Russian assault is as important to our political future as 9-11 was. I know I can be flippant, but this is serious shit. And our government isn't prepared to handle it, the leadership has been compromised, and (within government) nobody else can initiate the response.

"In a call Tuesday to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Trump put blame on Kushner for the part he took in choices to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI director James Comey, Vanity Fair reported." Because it's never Trump's fault. And I thought Trump trusted the advice his son-in-law gave him, which is why Kushner was a "valued asset"? It's almost like Trump's loyalties (his strongest character trait) are fickle and he'll throw anyone under the bus. Plus, um, you know there's a "cooling down" period for people who worked in government (and the White House) before they can have direct contact with people in government (and the White House), right?

"Americans are getting our first glimpse of how we got played." "Of course, you didn’t have to click on these posts, or believe what they were pitching. But social media tech is particularly good at making messages irresistible. The Russian trolls didn’t have to spend much money on these marketing techniques to have an impact thanks to precision targeting—and free promotion for buzzy content."

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