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The “deep” or “steady” or “state within the” state

The New York Times today published an opinion piece from an allegedly anonymous public servant in the Trump administration, sub-headed “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his … Continue reading

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So some guy rams his car into the barriers in front of parliament, no weapons or explosives are found, yet the thing is designated a “terrorist act”. Maybe because according to the NYT: Declaring the episode a “terrorist incident” allows … Continue reading

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Potential Democratic presidential candidates in 2020

In the Democratic Party, there are currently three people of color that are being hyped as potential contenders as presidential candidates in 2020: Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Neera Tanden. Those members of the party who supported Bernie Sanders are … Continue reading

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Alienation

Ars Technica has a series on the history of the Amiga right now, and part 3 contained this: Why was everybody willing to work so hard, to put in tons of late (and sometimes sleepless) nights just to build a … Continue reading

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Merkel on Trump

Angela Merkel has called on Trump to respect “democratic values”: “She stressed that “the partnership with the USA is and will remain the foundation of German foreign policy so that we can meet the great challenges of our times”. These … Continue reading

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FUCK the Eurocup

I don’t care much about soccer but if people get excited about the Eurocup – sure why not. But all those exhortations in the last days to enjoy the Eurocup in spite of everything: Let’s put aside for a moment … Continue reading

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Importing poor sexy foreigners

NFL (and other US) cheerleaders are paid pretty badly: “You get this prestigious job dancing for the Warriors and you go home, and think: Hey, I’m making $10 an hour! It’s like working at Wendy’s,” said Lisa Murray, 28, a … Continue reading

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