Category Archives: Politics

Even If It’s ‘Bonkers,’ Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories

By | January 1, 2021

Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll. Source: Even If It’s ‘Bonkers,’ Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories The poll results add to mounting evidence that misinformation is gaining a foothold in American society and that conspiracy theories… Read More »

Extract or Die – Pirate Wires

By | December 29, 2020

Among many things, including talent, opportunity, and soft power, the technology industry has brought tremendous tax revenue to the Bay Area. The budget of San Francisco literally doubled this decade, from around six billion to over twelve billion dollars. With our government’s incredible, historic abundance of wealth, the Board of Supervisors has presided over: a… Read More »

Dominion Machine Statistical Problems

By | December 21, 2020

This whole Twitter thread. It’s another, completely-independent way of looking at the voting data, like The 2020 Election, Benford’s Law, and Twitter, and it’s another smoking gun that indicates that the voting machines — in precisely the places that needed help — have been tampered with. Again — and I can’t stress this enough — the… Read More »

Trump’s “Plan” to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Is a Predictable Clusterf–k | Vanity Fair

By | December 1, 2020

According to Politico, the Trump administration has basically decided to pass the gargantuan, daunting task of getting vaccines to people to individual states, a strategy it used to address the pandemic this spring that led to disastrous results. While state and federal officials agree that the country’s 21 million health care workers should be the… Read More »

Major shift at Supreme Court on Covid-19 orders – POLITICO

By | November 26, 2020

The Supreme Court signaled a major shift in its approach to coronavirus-related restrictions late Wednesday, voting 5-4 to bar New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings. The emergency rulings, issued just before midnight, were the first significant indication of a rightward shift in the court since President Donald Trump’s newest appointee — Justice… Read More »

The 2020 Election, Benford’s Law, and Twitter

By | November 9, 2020

In response to allegations of rampant voter fraud, and subsequently digging into the details of the voting, Scott Adams tweeted (and I’m embedding static images, for reasons which will become clear): Knowing what he was talking about, I laughed, and bookmarked the link. Sure enough, this post went viral on Reddit. In it, someone demonstrates… Read More »

Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal – The Verge

By | October 18, 2020

FEC documents show that Ellison made the $250,000 donation to the Security is Strength PAC on September 14th. The Security is Strength PAC has bought ads exclusively in support of Graham’s political ambitions, including his 2015 presidential campaign and his current reelection bid for the US Senate. Source: Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC… Read More »

Politics Dominates as Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings Begin in Senate – WSJ

By | October 12, 2020

Senate Republicans will be pushing full force for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee at the start of hearings to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, while Democrats will try to make Republicans pay a political price for speeding toward her confirmation before Election Day and in the midst of a pandemic. Politics Dominates as Amy Coney Barrett’s… Read More »

Big Tech to face its Ma Bell moment? US House Dems demand break-up of ‘monopolists’ Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google • The Register

By | October 7, 2020

Of course, there is still a long way to go before any of the report’s recommendations become a reality. Even within the committee, there is not unanimity, with some Republican members expressing concerns over breaking up companies in particular. Republicans will also be more ideologically opposed to adding regulations or removing companies’ ability to arbitrate… Read More »