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This week in Darwinism

Shooting range instructor killed while trying to teach a 9-year old how to fire an automatic weapon. Read below the fold...

I suppose nine months from now we'll be seeing lots of Maine babies named Skyler

NYT-Spin of War Crimes; Israel to Holocaust Survivors: STFU

Israel continues to slaughter Palestinian civilians. It continues to destroy homes, hospitals, mosques. It continues to damage basic infrastructures that provide water, electricity and sanitation.

The Washington DC government and US corporate mainstream media continue to support the Israeli slaughter. Read below the fold...

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The Terrorists Get a Win

Terrorists win a round. Congratulations assholes, it took a while, but you finally shut a woman up on the internet.

What a glorious accomplishment, and all it took was a little "what, who, me? Whatever do you mean?" doxxing dogwhistle. You should be so proud of yourselves, improving the internets like that. Read below the fold...

Breaking: Israel Hamas something or other

Check the wild variation in the headlines:

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Syria is a self-licking ice cream cone, just like Libya

Arm one side, then go to war against them; we cash in on both sides of the deal! Glenn Greenwald explains this exercise in conflict investment:

It was not even a year ago when we were bombarded with messaging that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a Supreme Evil and Grave Threat, and that military action against his regime was both a moral and strategic imperative. The standard cast of “liberal interventionists” –  Tony BlairAnne-Marie SlaughterNicholas Kristof and Samantha Power - issued stirring sermons on the duties of war against Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry actually compared Assad to (guess who?) Hitler, instructing the nation that “this is our Munich moment.” Striking Assad, he argued, “is a matter of national security. It’s a matter of the credibility of the United States of America. It’s a matter of upholding the interests of our allies and friends in the region.”

U.S. military action against the Assad regime was thwarted only by overwhelming American public opinion which opposed it and by a resounding rejection by the UK Parliament of Prime Minister David Cameron’s desire to assume the usual subservient British role in support of American wars.

Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years. Read below the fold...

In the garden: Masses of color

This is a shot from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, ME:

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Tweet of the day

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The nicest thing I ever heard about Tim Kaine

The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence?

At one point, Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, asked about conservative trends in Israel, a participant recalled. “He said that he supports Israel, but he’s concerned that Israel is headed toward a one-state solution—and that would be so damaging and dangerous for everyone involved.”

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Twitter embed glitches

For reasons I do not understand, if you have embedded a tweet, you must must MUST do two things, or the site may crash. This was the cause of the outage in the last hour, and nothing far worse, thank heavens!

1) Position the cursor after the embed code, and click the Break icon (A/B) on the toolbar icon.

2) Look for "Text Format" below the box where you are typing the post, and into which you pasted the Twitter embed code, and select Full HTML (use for tweets) from the dropdown. Read below the fold...

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Life in Gaza

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Campaign promises Obama broke

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I think it is important to document that Obama ran as a liberal, that he deliberately misled voters.

2007: Barack Obama promised to "walk on that picket line" if workers are denied the right to bargain Read below the fold...

Tiny homes

Typical HuffPo clickbait headline:

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than $15,000 A Year
Another American city is embracing the idea of small homes that'll make a big difference.

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Good news for co-ops in New York with the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative

In These Times:

That company was a worker cooperative called Sí Se Puede—“Yes, We Can” in Spanish. The women started the co-op with the help of the SCO Family of Services’ Center for Family Life, a social-service agency and advocacy group for families. They marketed their business in this low-tech way for months, slowly building up a clientele until they could afford a website.

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Flexian watch: The CIA uses the Amazon Cloud

FCW (the business of Federal Technology):

Gus Hunt, former technology head at the CIA, has been named to Stateless Networks' board of advisors.

As CTO, Hunt was instrumental in the CIA's move to Amazon's AWS cloud platform, as well as piloting network virtualization and software-defined networking products, according to a statement by Stateless Networks.

"Gus played a key role in bringing the most innovative technologies, including Amazon's public cloud deployment, to the CIA," Stateless Networks CEO Kelly Wanser, said. "He understands first-hand how the cloud has evolved and is shaping the future of networking."

Stateless Networks is planning to leverage Hunt's expertise in cloud networking on its Stateless Network Director product, among others.

How cozy. Read below the fold...

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