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Guns, Not Video Games, Cause Mass Shootings

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From Psychology Today: The Evidence that Video Games Lead to Violence Is Weak Republicans and the NRA (National Russia Association) would like you to blame video games for mass shootings. In fact, the evidence is for lack is lacking. Frankly, guns do kill people…

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How To Lose Money On Tumblr

So this is amusing. You recall how Tumblr shut down all its “adult oriented” sites? Well, guess what. It was a huge mistake. Users scattered to the winds and now Verizon, which bought Yahoo, which had bought Tumblr, has had to sell the blogging site at fire sale prices. Specifically, Verizon has just passed it…

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Trump Property Investigated?

We know that Trump properties are regularly using undocumented workers, the very people Trump and his enablers are making public enemy number one. But there haven’t been too many raids on Trump worksites by ICE folks. So, how come border control people aren’t making more of an effort to enforce the law? Well, according to…

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Fox News: Tucker Carlson is a Racist

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VirtualReality2 host and commentator Marc Keyser President Trump is responsible for the growing, racially motivated, violent extremism leading to these acts of terror threatening the day-to-day safety of Americans; and Carlson Tucker is on Fox News spreading it. Tucker Carlson is a racist peddling President Trump’s racist, white nationalist propaganda, which is spawning Trump true…

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Putin’s At It Again…and worse.

From New York Magazine: Russian Election Hacking in 2020 Could Easily Be Much Worse Than 2016 Yep. We sort of had that one figured. Particularly now that Trump and MoscowMitch are working so hard to help their pal Putin.

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Open Source Voting

From Motherboard: DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System, “The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.” Open source and secure?…

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Hong Kong: Something horrible?

Is something horrible about to happen in Hong Kong? Chinese troops are massed on the border, and when/if they’ll cross over, and what they will do when they arrive, is unclear. The following video is one of many circulating on the web.   Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something…

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Stupidity Is Its Own Reward

From GQ: 72 Percent of All Rural Hospital Closures Are in States That Rejected the Medicaid Expansion “States that refused Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are hemorrhaging hospitals in rural areas.” Something about cutting off your nose to spite your face comes to mind…

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Oil Subsidies Could Fuel Green Revolution

Fascinating article from The Guardian: Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash ‘could pay for green transition’  People forget that the oil industry is hugely supported by governments. But, Damian Carrington notes that recent a recent study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) shows that even a tiny portion of those subsidies could…

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