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NY Times: The Blog That Disappeared.

If you use a service, be warned. Back up your stuff locally! Before using any new service, make sure you can get out what you so carefully put in.

07/29/16 • 09:52 PM • GoogleHuman RightsInternetLawWeblogs • No Comments

Foreign Policy: This Bikini-Wearing Swedish Cop Tackled a Thief — Then Instagrammed It.

Maybe I’m strange. I imagine this kind of thing happens frequently. And I never saw “Baywatch”.

07/29/16 • 09:18 PM • LawTravel • No Comments

c|net: Dems hit by another hack.

Hmmm. Timing’s fishy. This hurts Trump more than Hillary, after his recent ‘supposed sarcasm.’

07/29/16 • 04:59 PM • PoliticsSecurity1 Comment

NY Mag: Fmr. Fox Booker: Harassed by Ailes for 20 Years.

He’s a predator” Speechless. Just speechless. You’d see this stuff in NYC in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, and having moved to NM I never really ever saw it again. Seems it hasn’t died, this behavior.

07/29/16 • 03:21 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsLaw • No Comments

Mashable: Watch Shonda Rhimes’s video honoring Hillary Clinton, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

As I said, the video is brilliant. It did half the work for her. It humanized her in a way that her rhetorical skills never could. I only hope she has shorter versions to run before EVERY speech she gives across the US. She has enough money for such a thing - I’d recommend it in a Hollywood second. It gets her over the ‘hump’, and you ignore her performance and hear her message after.

Just reinforces the power of well-shot, tightly-edited video. With a fantastic, charismatic narrator, of course.

07/29/16 • 02:52 PM • Politics • No Comments

TechDirt: DNC Claims That Wikileaks Has ‘Malware Embedded Throughout The Site’.

We’ve seen various organizations impacted by Wikileaks come up with all sorts of excuses and claims about why people shouldn’t use the site, but “the site is embedded with malware” is a new one. It also seems hellishly unlikely.

07/29/16 • 02:44 PM • Human RightsInternetPoliticsProgrammingSecurity • No Comments

TPM: The Reviews Are In = Conservatives Say The DNC Was ‘Disaster’ For The GOP

I referenced Martin Seligman’s “Learned Optimism” before. You should take it out of the library, borrow it, read the chapter on predicting Presidential election outcomes. I believe the observation was the candidate with the more optimistic rhetorical style wins, every time. A change in tone - even at the last minute - can tank a candidate. Makes the upcoming contest even more interesting.

07/29/16 • 02:06 PM • PoliticsPsychology • No Comments

New Scientist: Autoimmune diseases may be side effect of a strong immune system.

So healthy, you’re sick.

07/29/16 • 02:01 PM • HealthScience • No Comments

Autoweek: The best of the Monterey auctions

Here’s your car, Emmett. Not exactly perfectly art-deco, but close enough. Gorgeous.

07/29/16 • 02:00 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles1 Comment

PS Mag: A New Analysis Suggests Hillary Clinton’s Economic Plan Will Boost Employment and GDP.

And on the flip side, a non-economist view.

07/29/16 • 01:48 PM • EconomicsHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

NakedCap/Michael Hudson: Obama Said Hillary Will Continue his Legacy – and Indeed She Will!

*Sigh*. Hillary supporters, wait until the laughing gas wears off before reading. Michael Hudson’s Wiki entry.

07/29/16 • 01:41 PM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

Electralube Light Bulb Lubricant.

File under “things I never knew I needed.”

07/29/16 • 01:24 PM • Consumption1 Comment

ArtDaily: Whey to go - 17th-century cheese found in Baltic wreck

But in the Kronan’s case, the blast was so powerful that pieces of the ship were scattered over a wide area of seabed. Fishing nets, minesweeping and the forces of the sea have added to the dispersal.” Given the fact it’s a bit ripe, maybe someone ... cut the cheese. Explosively.

07/29/16 • 01:20 PM • HistoryScienceVehicles • No Comments

Italian Ways: The imposing Castle of Catajo.

There are mighty staircases built for the passage of horses, and huge gardens with redwoods from America.” And not a single photo of a staircase? Come ON!

07/29/16 • 01:15 PM • PhotographyTravel • No Comments

Meeting this morning.

A biggie. With y’all later. Run along, read all about the end of the DNC. It’ll take three days for the glow to wear off. Then it gets real.

07/29/16 • 09:03 AM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Vox: 9 prominent feminists on what Hillary Clinton’s historic candidacy really means.

Of interest.

07/28/16 • 06:37 PM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

NY Times: Russia, Suspected in Hacking, Has Uneasy History With Hillary Clinton.

And the Times wonders why we think they’re shills. Not a peep about this (linked before), about the uranium deal from ‘09 to ‘13. Reported in their own newspaper! And ignored.

07/28/16 • 01:43 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

The Nation: Can Hillary Clinton Convince America That She’ll Fight the Rigged System?

She needs a ‘corker.’ I’m sure she can hire great speechwriters. Question is, delivery.

07/28/16 • 01:39 PM • Politics(2) Comments

Slate: The Democrats court GOP defectors.

It is time. Time to move center from here, to court as many Repubs as possible. I will critique her shift in stances only if they directly affect causes I believe in (moral, ethical). Otherwise, go for it, Hill.

[I remain concerned about the Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation issue, and the DNC emails. Haven’t forgotten.]

07/28/16 • 01:36 PM • Politics • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Tim Kaine to Republicans: ‘We have a home for you in the Democratic party.’

Even more ‘yuk-yuk’ than Biden. I sincerely hope this isn’t an upcoming fashion for VPs. I really liked Biden. This won’t come hard, but it’ll be a tax on my patience.

07/28/16 • 10:02 AM • EntertainmentPolitics • No Comments

CNN: Trump urges viewers to skip Clinton speech as Democrats rack up ratings wins.

Overnight Nielsen ratings indicate that Wednesday night’s DNC viewership was about 15% higher than last Wednesday night’s coverage of the RNC.” Next weeks polls become even more interesting.

07/28/16 • 09:59 AM • EntertainmentPoliticsPsychology • No Comments

BillMoyers: Patriot Games.

Echoes of Tricky Dick.

07/28/16 • 09:52 AM • HistoryLawPolitics • No Comments

Economist.UK: Defend me maybe.

Mr Trump is right that many European countries spend too little on defence. But to suggest ignoring treaty obligations is reckless.” See the chart. Countries that can easily afford it, don’t. Even Greece is paid up.

07/28/16 • 09:52 AM • EconomicsGeneralPolitics • No Comments

Vox: Bernie-or-Busters are nothing like PUMAs.

... a lot of Sanders’s delegates don’t really come from the Democratic Party. Some are brand new to politics. Many, Yglesias notes, come from the world of political activism. Their loyalty is not necessarily to the party or even to Sen. Sanders, but to an issue or an agenda. They will support a candidate or a party only to the extent that it is a way to advance the agenda.” See Emmett’s comment on this post here.

In Santa Fe, the leftover ‘60’s hippies came out in force for Bernie. ‘60’s wannabees followed (new voters). They started with the candidate, but the candidate was ‘issues bundled.’ Now they don’t need the candidate.

07/28/16 • 09:48 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

HuffPo: Clinton Campaign - Trump Needs To Guarantee He Won’t Leak Before Getting Briefed.

This isn’t a normal political story, and it’s not funny.” I hate linking HuffPo these days, but this was important.

07/28/16 • 09:46 AM • LawPolitics • No Comments

Whiteker: Suicide Squad debut on track to shatter Box Office record for August.

Of course it will. First, the whole premise is fun, not weighted down with backstory (except perhaps Leto’s Joker). And every young hormonal male in America wants to see Margot Robbie play Harley Quinn. The tragedy of her circumstances is lost on them - they’ll probably even get their girlfriends to come, to “larn sometin’”.

07/28/16 • 09:45 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentHuman Rights • No Comments

Political Wire: First Gentleman?

As close to a confession as he’s ever come? You have to laugh.

07/28/16 • 09:36 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Hyperallergic: Photog Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images.

In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge.” This is why I never listed anything on Flickr as Creative Commons. You ever see my photos used, let me know. I give personal permission, not blanket permission.

07/28/16 • 09:24 AM • LawPhotography • No Comments

SERoundtable: Google Releases AdWords Editor 11.5 To Support Expanded Text Ads & More.

They change the interfaces so often.

07/28/16 • 09:22 AM • Google • No Comments

naked cap: Oil Industry About To Be Burned Again By Fall In Oil Prices.

This repeating process qualifies under the standard definition of insanity – namely, continuing to do the same thing that got you in trouble before.” Couldn’t happen to nicer people (being facetious, relax).

07/28/16 • 09:18 AM • EconomicsEnvironmental • No Comments
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