• Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Also from the Tribune article (bold emphasis added): IANAL, but I don't understand this quixotic and doomed attempt to prevent extradition. If I understand correctly, interstate extradition in the US can only be challenged on a few narrow bases (for example, when the charge is not a crime in the state from which extradition is being requested), none of which really apply here. All this business about "self-defense" and "Fourth amendment right" and such are the kind of matters that are supposed to be addressed at trial, or at pre-trial hearings. Robert Barnes is a lawyer - and he doesn't understand it either: https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1322296179799982080 1322296179799982080
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I suspect the NY Times reporter was just phoning this one in. The Tribune article is longer, more detailed, and doesn't indulge in irrelevant asides such as "In the weeks following his arrest, Mr. Rittenhouse has become a minor hero within the most conservative elements of the Republican Party."
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    According to the Tribune article I linked to in my previous post: Rittenhouse sat flanked by several police officers a few feet from his mother, Wendy Rittenhouse,
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    According to the Chicago Tribune, he is already there: Kyle Rittenhouse sent to Wisconsin to face charges in Kenosha protest shootings https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-kyle-rittenhouse-hearing-20201030-cuzzzn6nsvgmve75ygnhqydvo4-story.html Dan Hinkel (30 October 2020) Lake County authorities on Friday afternoon handed off Kyle Rittenhouse to police in Wisconsin, where he faces charges stemming from the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during August protests in Kenosha, officials said. Shortly after a judge ruled the Antioch 17-year-old should be extradited, Lake County sheriff’s deputies drove him to the border and passed him to deputies from the Kenosha County sheriff’s department, said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County sheriff’s office.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    The Aftermath Of My Move Back To Independent Journalism https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-aftermath-of-my-move-back-to Glenn Greenwald (30 October 2020) Interviews Discussing My Departure, Media Culture, the Need For Trans-Ideological Dialogue, and Intelligence Community Propaganda The last twenty-hours] have been exhilarating. I had no idea what to expect when I decided to leave The Intercept and move my journalism here, but the outpouring of support — both words of encouragement from readers and those subscribing and supporting my work here — has been beyond what I can describe and it is incredibly gratifying and appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and reached out. This morning I discussed various aspects of my resignation from The Intercept on the outstanding YouTube program Rising with Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti. We discussed more in-depth my rationale for leaving, my response to various criticism and accusations from former colleagues and other assorted journalists, why I speak to both conservative and liberal media outlets, and what this episode reflects about broader media pathologies:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Apparently, email marketing company Mailchimp will now be vetting and "fact checking" its customers' email messages for whatever content it deems to be problematic ... https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/1322343814581776384 1322343814581776384
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    And this is relevant to the content of my previous post: @wokal_distance on "Discourses" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1321695379742621696 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1321695379742621696.html 1/ AOC is on the cover of Vanity Fair and no one says a word.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    I, for one, welcome our new artificially intelligent pollster overlords.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Yeah, well, I just wrote a Bash script that says Ron Paul is gonna win ... :rolleyes: Garbage In, Garbage Out
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    What can one say, except "Freedom ain't popular" ... ? *sigh* That's because, outside of jail cells and self-congratulatory press releases, Theye haven't got any use for such people. The Bolshies, on the other hand ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Speaking of which ... @ConceptualJames on "Critical Theory's path to power" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1316049115701108736 Thread compiled @ threader.app: https://threader.app/thread/1316049115701108736 As I keep trying to tell you: Critical Theories don't take over at the level of leadership, they take over at the level of administrative bureaucracies. This is true in our schools, and it will be true in our government. Biden's and Harris's views are irrelevant except on this.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Speaking of which ... @wokal_distance on "Academy v. Wokeness" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1277467083542913025 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1277467083542913025.html 1/ It's time to discuss a point academics do not understand when dealing with woke professors. STEM people listen up:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    Pretty much this. But I don't think it's so much a socialist movement as it is a totalitarian movement with the (typical) ambition of maximizing its influence, wealth and power. To whatever extent it is socialist, it is only incidentally so (e.g., for purposes of appealing to the "dolphin-kin-entit on the street" - a.k.a. "useful idiots"). As examined previously in this thread, apart from Marxist "conflict theory," the domain of Critical Theory actually has little use for socialism qua socialism (as evidenced by the fact that old-school material Marxists are among its vehement critics). Paradoxically, it is CT's rejection of reason and reality that makes it so potent. It appeals, rather, to things such as emotion, entitlement and ressentiment, which (unlike reason) are much easier to indulge and promote. This is why it has been so effective at sinking its hooks so deeply into academia over the course of the past few decades . CT was tolerated by rational/realist left-liberal academics (who really ought to have known better) by virtue of CT's stances in (supposed) opposition to "racism" and other forms of intersectionalized "oppression" - stances with which otherwise sane left-liberals (who predominantly composed the academy) strongly sympathized, even though they fastidiously wrinkled their noses at the irrationality of it all. Now that it's too late, they are learning that their charitable indulgence was a grave error. I suspect that this success may mark the beginning of the end of the "long march through the institutions" which as a result might now be in the homestretch, as we are now seeing CT (especially in the form of Critical Race Theory) making significant inroads in public and private institutions outside of ivory towers.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Bumping for the live author presentation.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    +rep. I'll be tuning in to listen in on that.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    You could say the same thing about the atmosphere ... or the gravity well ... or etc. ... :confused: No one talked about mining asteroids except me. In fact, the sources cited in the article explicitly disavowed it as a motive. Of course there isn't. No one said otherwise.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    That whole thing reads like an exercise in "accuse your opponent of what you are doing." ... "the need to move 'faster than the pace of trust'" ... :rolleyes: ... IOW: the need to stop thinking and questioning, and to just fall in line and do as you are told ... And every vicious authoritarian thug in the history of forever "recognize that certain styles and forms of leadership are needed 'not because it is right, but because it is necessary to win" ...
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    10-29-2020, 03:59 PM
    Brown privilege.
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    10-29-2020, 02:47 PM
    Greenwald just posted this: Emails With Intercept Editors Showing Censorship of My Joe Biden Article https://greenwald.substack.com/p/emails-with-intercept-editors-showing Glenn Greenwald (29 October 2020) Given The Intercept's vehement denials, readers are entitled to see for themselves what the truth is Following are the communications I had over the last week with Intercept editors regarding my article on Joe and Hunter Biden, which they refused to publish absent the removal of all sections critical of the front-running Democratic presidential candidate whom they uniformly and enthusiastically favor. This is the final exchange that precipitated my resignation from The Intercept and First Look Media, though, as I set out in my article of early today, by no means the sole or primary reason for leaving.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 02:27 PM
    The Scottish National Socialist Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2nk_wvdfSY Well ... he's kinda got a point, you know. Really ... After all, if you have already criminalized speech at the pub, then how do you justify not criminalizing it at the dinner table, too?
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 01:55 PM
    He's a lefty, but despite any disagreements I might have with his politics, Glenn Greenwald is one of the few journalists (along with Ben Swann) that I am inclined to trust by default, unless and until I am given a good reason to do otherwise.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 01:41 PM
    LOL! This is why you are one of my favorite forum members- we can disagree, discuss, & still have fun! You're awesome, Bro!
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 01:38 PM
    All of which is what I meant when I said, "Mining the asteroids is certainly not yet within our capabilities." Trying to interpret the $10,000 quadrillion figure as anything other than "there's a whole honkin' lotta useful stuff out there" is futile at present. Traveling across the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans was once an extremely expensive proposition, but not so much anymore, relatively speaking. Economies of scale, technological advancement and other factors will mitigate the expenses. The point I was getting at was not specifically that we should "bring any of this material back " - that is merely how it was phrased in the quote from the article, It is that the "feel good" justifications for space exploration/colonization that are so often offered by space "boosterism" simply won't cut it by themselves. We have to get something for our trouble that will make it economically "worth it" (and, yes, even humble iron/nickel cores will be some part of that).
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 01:11 PM
    I was just about to post this story. jct74 beat me to it. For the time being, he will be self-publishing his own stuff (including the Biden article) at his Substack account. Apparently, they tried to intimidate him with lawyer-speak into not releasing his Biden article elsewhere, even though he is contractually permitted to publish any of his stories elsewhere if the The Intercept doesn't accept them. Here's his public announcement of his resignation:
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    10-29-2020, 12:36 PM
    So- did you lose your phone or not? :speaknoevil:
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    10-29-2020, 12:34 PM
    Agree 1000%- thanks!
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