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The Hard Right’s A Cult

Informative and chilling article over on BuzzFeedNews this month, A Former Alt-Right Member’s Message: Get Out While You Still Can by Rosie Gray. In it, Gray tells the story of Katie McHugh, a former darling of the Alt-Right scene known for her explosive tweets and other comments guaranteed to infuriate liberal opinion at every opportunity.…

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Flynn Fires Lawyers

In a curious development, Michael Flynn has been allowed to fire his lawyers. According to The Hill, “A federal judge has granted Michael Flynn’s former attorneys permission to withdraw from the legal case surrounding President Trump’s onetime national security adviser.” Flynn is to be sentenced later this year for lying to the FBI about his…

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Ninja Bomb Kills Terrorists

One interesting development in the world of unconventional warfare: the US Government has constructed the R9X, a variant on the Hellfire missile that does not carry explosives. Rather, it has six, large, razor-sharp blades that deploy just before it impacts its target. If you’re unlucky enough to be that target, you are sliced to pieces.…

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Dowd Tried To Influence Flynn

Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, is on tape offering Michael Flynn a pardon if he won’t testify against their mutual boss, Donald Trump. The Week, in fact, has reported that the audio has been released to the public on orders of a Federal Judge dealing the Flynn’s upcoming sentencing. The AP has posted the recording to…

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Dogs Of War…in UAE

A short while back we did a piece on Erik Prince, Donald Trump’s favorite condottiere, who is currently using his connections with the Orange regime to rebuild his business as the mercenary captain par excellence. But it turns out the story keeps getting better. One of Prince’s first and best customers was the United Arab…

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How Much Did Russia Manipulate Twitter?

That’s the question that has been on  everyone’s mind since 2016. The answer may be, A Whole Hell Of A Lot. Politico is reporting that Internet security firm Symantic has determined that Russian agents basically flooded Twitter with misleading posts during the election. Notes Politico writer Tim Starks, “Their research analyzed a massive data set…

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Are We Doomed?

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Scary article over on the Intelligencer website, Jared Diamond: There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050, by David Wallace-Wells. In it, Wallace-Wells interviews Diamond, who is remembered as the award winning author of such books as Guns, Germs, and Steel, and Collapse. Most recent, Diamond has become…

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US To Demand Social Media History Of Visitors

Coming under the heading of YIKES… The BBC is reporting that the US State Department will demand social media history and other details from anyone applying for a visa. “The [new] State Department regulations say,” notes the BBC, “people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone…

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End Of The World?

Vice says that a new study suggests that the end of the world is coming, and quick — by no later than 2050 — unless we get serious about stopping global warming. In New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050, Nafeez Ahmed notes that a report published…

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And Steel Collar Dogs…

The other day we wrote about the rise of “steel collar workers,” and how neither the GOP nor mainstream Democrats seem to understand how rapidly robots are taking over most jobs. That’s scary, in that it means the people who are running the country appear unaware of its most pressing social and economic issues. Indeed,…

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