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Remembering David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

Russia Just Declassified Footage of The Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Blast in History

https://www.sciencealert.com/russia-declassifies-footage-of-the-most-powerful-nuclear-bomb-in-history

The video is longish and has subtitles and looks remarkably like what was being produced in the US in the Cold War to drum up public support for our bomb testing.

One thing the article failed to mention is that the power of this thing was dialed back from 100 megatons to 50 megatons, and at that they almost lost the planed that dropped the thing.

This is an interesting look at just how nuts the Cold War was, a fascinating piece of history.

As far as I know, the old Soviets didn't make many of these things. They were too big and heavy, delivery was problematic. Also, several smaller bombs in a cluster were even more devastating than one of these monsters. The largest device the US detonated was a quarter the size of the Tsar Bomba.

Patient in Nevada Marks The First US Case of Coronavirus Reinfection, Study Says

A young adult in Nevada was confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus twice, marking the first confirmed case of reinfection in the US, and the fourth in the world.

But according to the new case study, the 25-year-old Nevada patient developed more severe symptoms the second time he was infected. His case was published as a preprint on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and hasn't yet been peer-reviewed.

"It is important to note, that this is a singular finding," study co-author Mark Pandori, the director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said in a statement.

More plus links at https://www.sciencealert.com/lab-confirms-first-case-of-coronavirus-reinfection-in-the-us


Please note the bolded sentence, this is one case out of more than 3 million recovered patients in the US. It is far too soon to panic but it seems there is one actual case after months of fear mongering on Facebook.

Donny walked like he was drunk weeks before his visit to Walter Reed

This video is from November 10, 2018 and has been enhanced with labels and arrows for your delight and edification. Ataxia ($5.00 word for walking drunkenly) has been a longstanding problem, it's why ha needs a golf cart when other world leaders are taking a walk. His walking problems are not new. Neither is his state of denial.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/95uyFk0rSfWI/

Ataxoa can have many causes. In his case, it's not new at all. I'd feel sorry for him but he's done too much to piss me off.

Podcast: Steve Schmidt on "The Bunker" about Republicans past and present

which sounds dull as dishwater but which is both entertaining and informative. My only quibble is that these guys aren't owning their role in promoting what he calls "Gingrich culture" within the party, of winning at all costs, and working to destroy Democratic candidacies in order to promote Republicans who are, to put it mildly, turds.

It's worth a listen in the background while you do other things: https://play.acast.com/s/the-bunker/-aseasonofinsanity-republicansagainsttrump

Second part is "cancel culture," which I found unworthy, but YMMV.

Anonymous Tweets U.S. Hit By Major DDoS Attack on June 15

Following a massive cell phone service outage that affected hundreds of thousands T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers on Monday, that hacktivist group Anonymous tweeted that it was a result of a ďmajor DDoS attack.Ē

DDoS, which is short for Distributed Denial of Service Attack, is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, flooding it with too much information to operate, and forcing a major challenge to customers or people wanting to publish or access important information.

Anonymous tweeted out a digital map that appeared to show the various types of attacks happening between America and the rest of the world on Monday.

https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/anonymous-ddos-attack-cell-service-outage/

Things have been slow and glitchy for the last couple of hours here in NM. This explains a lot.

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and Iíve never felt confident enough to write it. Itís a time in my life Iím ashamed of. Itís a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. Itís a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined peopleís lives but in so doing, made the public no saferÖ so did the family members and close friends of mine who also bore the badge alongside me.

But enough is enough.

The reforms arenít working. Incrementalism isnít happening. Unarmed Black, indigenous, and people of color are being killed by cops in the streets and the police are savagely attacking the people protesting these murders.

American policing is a thick blue tumor strangling the life from our communities and if you donít believe it when the poor and the marginalized say it, if you donít believe it when you see cops across the country shooting journalists with less-lethal bullets and caustic chemicals, maybe youíll believe it when you hear it straight from the pigís mouth.

https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759

Long and brutal examination of what the system is and why it is the way it is. Excellent read. Just be aware you might need a drink or three to get through it.

His recommendations are spot on.

Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything

In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially been thought to largely affect the lungs in the form of pneumonia. Quickly after came reports of young people dying due to coronavirus-related strokes. Next it was Covid toes ó painful red or purple digits.

What do all of these symptoms have in common? An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, and the disease starts to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one.

Months into the pandemic, there is now a growing body of evidence to support the theory that the novel coronavirus can infect blood vessels, which could explain not only the high prevalence of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks, but also provide an answer for the diverse set of head-to-toe symptoms that have emerged.

https://elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-may-be-a-blood-vessel-disease-which-explains-everything-2c4032481ab2

Excellent article which is still highly speculative, but which could very well point the way toward getting more of us to survive this disease. Not much medicalese, easy read.

AKA Jane Roe

The film just finished on FX and will be repeated right now for the west coast audience. If you didn't catch this yet, do watch it.

There were a few surprises on the way. I did remember how she was given the cold shoulder by the largely white suburban pro choice organizers because she was a rotten poster girl--poor, ignorant, dragged up rather than brought up, had her kids taken away due to drugs and alcohol, and so forth, not to mention she was also lesbian, something a lot of early mainstream feminists wanted swept under the rug.

What I didn't expect was a former right to lifer honcho who admitted that she was probably playing them for money, but that the antichoice people were playing her just as hard, that the long lasting conversion in this story seems to be her conversion of him.

She was a complicated person with a messy life. When the story broke last week, I read one poster's opinion that she belonged in hell for damaging the pro choice movement. I answered that I thought she'd already been there. This film proved me right.

She was one of us. She set the record straight before her death. RIP, Norma, you've earned it.

This is how you deal with Orange Blob, piss him off and laugh at him

This is from 4 years ago and is true now as it was then. Pelosi seems to have gotten the point, now we need it to spread around.

**NSFW**NSFW**NSFW**



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