~ Paulo Coelho
IMPORTANT NEWS: Sarah Hoyt: I Really Am Not Dead.
HE’LL PROBABLY BE BANNED FROM THE NEXT DEBATES: Andrew Yang becomes first Democratic candidate to condemn antifa attack on conservative journalist.
“Stick with Beer”: Why Counterfeit Booze Might Be Killing People in the Dominican Republic.
Zdeněk Hřib: the Czech mayor who defied China
ANDY NGO’S ASSAULT BY ANTIFA IS PART OF AN EPIDEMIC OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE: Leftist Street Violence Isn’t New, and It’s Not Going Away
First Monday – Volume 24, Number 7 – 1 July 2019 > Ruck “In 2016, the Internet Research Agency (IRA) deployed thousands of Twitter bots that released hundreds of thousands of English language tweets. It has been hypothesized that this affected public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Identity in the Decentralized Web - Internet Archives Blog – “In July of 2018, more than 1000 people gathered at theDecentralized Web Summit to share the latest decentralized protocols for the Web. Over three days, groups took deep dives into the “roadblock” issues we must surmount to reach scale, including identity. The following report by Jim Nelson explains what identity might look like in a decentralized world…”
Stelter writes the book on the media —
CNN’s top media analyst is writing a book about cable news’ top
primetime network. And, no, it’s not about CNN. It’s about Fox News. Axios
first broke the story that Brian Stelter has already begun a book about Fox
News in the age of Donald Trump. The book, as of yet untitled, is due out next
The publisher, One Signal, says the book will go “behind the
scenes of a TV network and a White House merging in unprecedented fashion.”
New Yorker: On May 13, 1943, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The Allies suddenly found themselves saddled with nearly three hundred thousand prisoners of war, including the bulk of General Erwin Rommel’s famed Afrika Korps. Unable to feed or house their share, the British asked their American comrades to relieve them of the burden. And so, by the tens of thousands, German soldiers were loaded aboard Liberty Ships, which had carried American troops across the Atlantic. Eventually, some five hundred P.O.W. camps, scattered across forty-five of the forty-eight United States, housed some four hundred thousand men. In every one of those camps, the Geneva conventions were adhered to so scrupulously that, after the war, not a few of the inmates decided to stick around and become Americans themselves. That was extraordinary rendition, Greatest Generation style.That’s the opening to a piece by Hendrik Hertzberg from 2011 and thus the piece is motivated neither by President Trump nor about separating children from their parents on the border. For that reason it is perhaps more relevant to these issues than otherwise. We can and have been worse but let no one say that we have not and cannot be better.
National Press Club, via ABC
National Press Club Address by ABC Managing Director David Anderson.
Rob Manwaring, via The Conversation
Across the advanced industrial world, the centre-left largely remains in opposition. If it’s a story of decline, what’s driving it?
Evan Selinger, via Medium
Ethics boards must be guided by universal human rights and resist bad faith arguments about diversity and free speech.
Kelly Konya, via Grammarly
The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer ~ Thomas J. Watson