It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.
— G. K. Chesterton, born in 1874
Clips from around the globe, web and Hundred Flowers Campaigns
MEdia Dragon, Tom Wolfe, was the great statustician, exposing the pretensions, hypocrisies, fraudulence, and anxieties of others. He was ruthless to sad social climbers and intellectuals alike ALIKE
Democratic thinkers are divided between two goals: preserving norms and combating runaway corporate power.
↩︎ New York Magazine
— HOW EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET BECAME CLICKBAIT — THE “LAUREL OR YANNY?” PHENOMENON WAS THE LOGICAL ENDPOINT OF 300 YEARS OF AMERICAN MEDIA.
Google, Facebook and Snap challenge governance standards FT. Because they’re crooks. And where’s that Oxford comma?
Dilbert of Latitudional Fame
Modern Bank Heists: Cybersecurity Threats Facing the Financial Sector - Carbon Black: “Despite investing heavily in security, financial institutions continue to experience cyber attacks at a rapid pace. Conducted primarily for the purpose of yielding illicit financial gain, cyber attacks against the financial services industry are increasing in sophistication and are often undetectable, global and instantaneous. This will be one of the themes of this year’s FS-ISAC Annual Summit, taking place in Boca Raton this week. To better understand how cybercriminals remain undetected in their attacks against the financial services industry, Carbon Black recently collected responses from CISOs at 40 major financial institutions, including six of the top 10 global banks. In the report, Modern Bank Heists: Cyberattacks & Lateral Movement in the Financial Sector, survey respondents revealed trends in lateral movement, counter incident response, integrity attacks and the most concerning threat actors financial institutions are currently facing…”
On Friday, British free-speech activist and Islam critic Tommy Robinson was acting as a responsible citizen journalist -- reporting live on camera from outside a Leeds courtroom where several Muslims were being tried for child rape -- when he was set upon by several police officers. In the space of the next few hours, a judge tried, convicted, and sentenced him to 13 months in jail -- and also issued a gag order, demanding a total news blackout on the case in the British news media. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was immediately taken to Hull Prison.