Category Archives: Politics

Police pull guns on and spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says

By | April 13, 2021

Two Virginia police officers have been sued for drawing their guns on a uniformed Army officer during a traffic stop and pepper spraying him. Source: Police pull guns on and spray Black-Latino Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says Is U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario a “good enough” person for Candace Owens to “support” as… Read More »

Congress, in a Five-Hour Hearing, Demands Tech CEOs Censor the Internet Even More Aggressively – Glenn Greenwald

By | March 29, 2021

We are taught from childhood that a defining hallmark of repressive regimes is that political officials wield power to silence ideas and people they dislike, and that, conversely, what makes the U.S. a “free” society is the guarantee that American leaders are barred from doing so. It is impossible to reconcile that claim with what… Read More »

I Like That The Boat Is Stuck

By | March 26, 2021

I know it’s bad that the boat is stuck, but I like that the boat is stuck. … Unsticking the boat will require making the boat not be stuck. It won’t take a year or more of isolation, or new heights of handwashing, or phone calls to legislators. It won’t require the courage to face… Read More »

Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles.

By | March 25, 2021

“You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?” Amazon tweeted. Drivers say they’re being gaslit. Source: Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles. This is America, where the biggest, richest companies on the planet can’t even pay workers enough to let them take proper bathroom breaks. It would… Read More »

Institutions | No Mercy / No Malice

By | March 13, 2021

I grew up on stories of the second world war. During the aerial bombardment of London known as the Blitz, my mother, aged seven, had to sleep in tube stations for protection. She was given a mask against poison gas. It was difficult to put on, and frightening to wear, so a thoughtful designer had… Read More »

Harry and Meghan: The union of two great houses, the Windsors and the Celebrities, is complete

By | March 10, 2021

Having a monarchy next door is a little like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and has daubed their house with clown murals, displays clown dolls in each window and has an insatiable desire to hear about and discuss clown-related news stories. More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbour who’s really… Read More »

Why I Did Not Go To Jail – Andreessen Horowitz

By | March 8, 2021

Jordan came back with an answer that I did not expect: “Ben, I’ve gone over the law six times and there’s no way that this practice is strictly within the bounds of the law. I’m not sure how PwC justified it, but I recommend against it.” I told Michelle that we were not going to… Read More »

When did writing in major newspapers become so bad? – Machine Learning Everything

By | March 8, 2021

Maybe the convoluted writing with indiscernible insider nods is intentional to keep people like me out. Source: When did writing in major newspapers become so bad? – Machine Learning Everything I think he’s onto something here. Like the way spam is actually intentionally poorly written, in order to weed out people who are too smart… Read More »