"But the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame -
The killing, the dying - it was all done in vain
For Willie McBride, it's all happened again
And again, and again, and again, and again"

RT @AP@twitter.com
President Donald Trump has approved deployment of U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after attack on oil facilities. apne.ws/HNEnHN1

I need a general news source that is not utterly leftish and pro-government. NPR's reporting of the fake statistics about rape is the last straw for them; I just can't justify giving them further mindspace. Suggestions?

No libertarian news sources, please; I have plenty.

Comedy has been in the news of late. Here's some, and still topical after all these years.... youtube.com/watch?v=EjmtSkl53h

All too true.

And one reason I am not into criminal justice reform. Our legal system needs to be burned to the ground, not simply reformed.
RT @ConLawWarrior@twitter.com
What they don't tell you when you get into criminal justice reform: The system is so broken, so utterly rotten, and the stakes are so high, that the more you understand the reality of it, the more unhinged you seem to people who don't.

No person is a total failure.

They can always serve as a bad example.
RT @ConceptualJames@twitter.com
The most valuable lesson Trump has taught us is that if the outrage mob comes for you, and you just stare it down, it eventually turns its attention on something else. twitter.com/jamiekilstein/stat

RT @BillBlake2018@twitter.com
@datavortex@twitter.com @ExportedFromMI@twitter.com @DLoesch@twitter.com Everybody has something to lose. That is why there will be no revolution. Only when we have made things so bad that a large minority of us feel there is nothing to lose will there be a fight....by which time it will be far too late for *anyone* to win that fight.

I just had the "joy" of witnessing an SJW hate-mobbing-in-absentia of a well known person in the software development community. I just muted the lot of them; I have no use the irrational.

This is utterly misleading. 41% is not even close to "doubled". And, it is a *survey result*, which could reflect any number of things. But a 41% increase in sexual assaults is not one of them, as that would require a breakdown in society that is plainly not happening.
RT @NPR@twitter.com
A new Justice Department report finds that the rate at which surveyed Americans experienced rape or sexual assault nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018 — …

Unpopular opinion:

We need to learn the lessons of 9/11--but stop rubbing salt in that wound. This morbid national remembrance mostly serves those in power, who wish to keep us eternally afraid and therefore dependent.

Holy cow. Fuzzy-brained academia, well one academic, understands why the world is going to hell in a handbasket. In brief, it's We The People, who refuse the effort of thinking for ourselves. politico.com/magazine/story/20

When a court can issue a ruling like this one, it's clear that whatever principles it once had were long since abandoned.

A government without principles is nothing but the biggest and most violent gang.
RT @bradheath@twitter.com
9th Cir.: Although it's "morally wrong" for police officers to steal more than $200,000 from someone's house while conducting a search, it wasn't clearly established that stealing during a search violates …

RT @violetblue@twitter.com
If more people substituted the word "clown" for "cloud" they might exercise the appropriate caution.

"storing data in the clown"
"clown security"
"the clown is just a computer"
"clown as a service"
"the clown marketplace"
"premium clown provider"
"Verizon Clown" twitter.com/PragmaticAndy/stat

Another antidote to today, a reminder that we need not blindly surrender to tribalism.


RT @BillBlake2018@twitter.com
@RakestrawJeff@twitter.com This is not even close to the first example I have seen of a woman in a jail being forced to give birth with no medical attention whatsoever. My contempt for prison staff knows no bounds. washingtonpost.com/nation/2019

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead...."
RT @sfmnemonic@twitter.com
Remember how we used to worry that the future might descend into dystopian science-fiction tropes? Now we have to worry about the descent into *satirical* dystopian science-fiction tropes.

I do not participate in witch hunts or pogroms. Not even when they're--especially when they're--perpetrated by people I otherwise respect.

In the middle of a thread. Worth reading:
RT @AlexandraErin@twitter.com
There's no libertarian position that allows abuse of immigrants, there's no conservative position that allows for conditional rights, there's no Constitutional position that allows for due process to be suspended based on a status decided by the body required to provide it.

Politics follows culture. A libertarian polity whose denizens believe in vigilante justice, punishment for holding certain beliefs, and an unlimited right to harm anyone who has ever violated somebody's rights will soon become a totalitarian nightmare.

And some people call our government legitimate.

Our Founders understood that a government like ours is not legitimate; it is an offense to reason and to decency, and should be opposed as the obscenity it is.

RT @matt_cam@twitter.com
"I can't go back," my client told me as soon as he sat down at the table in ICE detention.

"They will kill me."

I believed him.

The judge agreed that they probably would kill him, just before…

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