Justice has to include people you despise, or it's not justice. If someone can be branded a "sex offender" on the flimsiest of grounds, others can too. https://www.unionleader.com/voices/city_matters/eight-year-ordeal-for-prisoner-misclassified-as-sex-offender/article_a2baa0a6-114c-530c-96a6-2b4fced8a22e.html?block_id=1094741
If you're looking for inspiration for space aliens, forget humans; dinosaurs, birds, and other archosaurs are rich and barely tapped veins.
Read more at my blog: https://www.adamasnemesis.com/2021/09/06/forget-humanoid-aliens-try-dinosaur-aliens/
This post's featured image is "Portrait of Louise-Elisabeth of France with her son" by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1780s).
The death penalty is bad enough in itself. Having a death sentence hanging over one's head for over 20 years goes beyond outrageous, but it's the norm when people are sentenced to die. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/09/04/julius-jones-commutation/
God: Hello, human. I'd like you to repent of your sins so I can forgive you.
Human: Wait, you're God? The one who drowned almost the entire human race, firebombed Sodom and Gomorrah, and ordered the massacre of Canaan's cities?
God: That's Me. Your point?
Human: Oh, I'm just a little confused about who should be asking who for forgiveness.
God: It's simple. I can make you burn in Hell forever. You can't make Me burn for even a minute.
"There are two big reasons why people get hacked. Flaws in software and flaws in human behavior." Although the software is less in a user's control, there are actions people can take to protect themselves online.
@mattburgess1 shares what those are: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-prevent-getting-hacked/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1434513398067302403
Twitter has kept me off for more than a week for joking about the health hazards of Krispy Kreme. That's longer than M.T. Greene got for saying vaccines don't work. This article let me figure out what's happening: Twitter pandering to the mob once again. https://www.mediaite.com/news/krispy-kremes-free-donuts-for-vaccinated-people-sparks-blue-check-twitter-duel-to-the-death/
I'm having trouble submitting my phone number to Minds.com to establish uniqueness. After several tries with the same number, which got a cryptic error message, it locked me out temporarily for too many tries.
I've decided to play on Minds a bit to see where it goes. Subscription recommendations are welcome. Here's my first essay: https://www.minds.com/madfilkentist/blog/the-rise-of-the-illiberal-society-1280890790750457857
If violation of oath of office were a federal crime, all of Congress would be in jail. https://reason.com/2021/09/03/ahmaud-arbery-prosecutor-jackie-johnson-misconduct-criminal-charges-absolute-immunity/
A New Hampshire state representative proposed using deceptive information about immigrants spreading COVID as a tool for promoting secession. Ironically, Rep. Michael Sylvia of Belmont is himself an immigrant to New Hampshire and claims to have come with the Free State Project. https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2021-09-02/nh-michael-sylvia-belmont
The US government never learns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/02/afghanistan-kabul-taliban-live-updates/
A serious concern with Apple's scheme for finding child porn on your iOS device is that Apple, and perhaps others with the right backdoor, can plant files on your device. A few years ago Apple caused outrage when it deposited a U2 album on everyone's device without their consent and at first made it impossible to remove. https://www.eonline.com/news/1071481/remember-when-apple-forced-a-u2-album-on-us-all
John F. Kennedy, hero of the left, was quite a slime bucket. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/01/opinion/jfk-mistress-tells-her-story-prompts-question/
Ah, here's an article that says he "did not say whether he was vaccinated." Declining to answer is an important datum too. https://www.kxan.com/news/national-news/joe-rogan-i-got-covid-says-vaccine-skeptical-podcast-host/
I can't find any news article that says whether Joe Rogan was vaccinated against COVID-19 (which he recently was sick with). You'd think that would be an important datum, whether he was or not. The most I can find is a February article saying he wasn't planning to get the vaccine. Once again, news sites are more interested in their narratives than in reporting.
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