Monday, December 30, 2019

Armed "volunteers" at Fort Worth TX had been well trained, so this limits the reach of the NRA's arguments in practice


CNN and other outlets have reported that the shooter at the West Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth, TX Sunday was stopped by one or more armed security volunteers who had been professionally trained to use weapons to protect the crowd.  In a sense they were like a militia in the wording of the Second Amendment. This is rather unusual in practice. 
  
The NRA has retweeted the story, and the story does reinforce Second Amendment rights and effectiveness for people who have made the effort and taken the proper training to provide security properly. It would not apply to ordinary civilians.

Texas is one of few states that allows armed volunteers in churches (outside of paid security staff in malls and the like).

There was a video of the incident livestream that was made private.  However television station.
WFAA in Dallas has a video with commentary.  (I lived in Dallas 1979-1988.)

  
CNN’s story does have a video of the arrest of the Monsey NY attacker in NYC. 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Campuses start implementing lite versions of social credit systems for students




Chris White of Daily Caller writes that some colleges and universities are implementing social credit systems now.


Timcast presented it today.  But right now the systems comprise apps that students use that tract attendance. 

It’s easy to imagine that it could keep track of volunteer or service work (looking toward a mentality of communism).
  
Pool suggests it would give employers the ability to track where people go and keep them on call all the time, even with minimum wage.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Vox interviews Extinction Rebellion activist, who warns governments could be overthrown


I guess I could put this in my “book review blog” as a book preview,. Because the author Roger Hallam has a book “Common Sense in the 21st Century”.

Sigal Samurl interviews him in an article for Vox, “If our governments want to stop climate change, should we revolt? Extinction Rebellion says, yes”.

What’s even more noteworthy is that Hallam, in the article, talks about overthrowing governments if necessary.


He has an idea that you can force system change by getting civil disobedience from 3.5% of the population.

There is a political science theory that people who just talk and refuse to demonstrate when things get bad enough indirectly invite authoritarianism.  Non-protesters are seen as morally complicit.
   
Hallam talks about “delibertative Citizen’s Assemblies”, and says they were used in Ireland to force legalization of abortion.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Cyclists and e-scooter riders sharing traffic with cars need to wear helmets, even when in their own lanes


It appears that most states don’t uniformly require helmets for bicyclists or, especially, persons riding electric scooters, when sharing roads with cars.


I’ve had a narrow miss with a scooter recently when making a right turn across a bike lane after being stuck in traffic.

Scotters and cyclists should have visible lights, helmets, and slow down to less than 5 mph (close to pedestrian speed) as they approach an intersection even though they have the legal right of way. They need to give drivers time to see them.
  
And both must normally ride in the same direction as traffic (unless the jurisdiction has made special design accommodations in the lane), as drivers do not have time to see them going the wrong way,

Friday, December 20, 2019

Major evangelical publication maintains that Trump should be removed from office


Editor Mark Galli of Christianity Today has called for Trump’s removal from office, Guardian story here
  

The actual op-ed is here  (I couldn’t get the site to come up yesterday).
   
Some observers maintain that evangelicals have a “mission accomplished” with conservative judicial appointments and may hold Trump’s behavior against him in the 2020 election.  Since they are a major part of his base, this could be “devastating”.
  
 Pelosi is trying a risky strategy holding the impeachment until she can manipulate the Senate into calling more witnesses  (WSJ editorial)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Move-on protests go on as Trump is (finally) impeached tonight


Move-On "Impeach and Remove" protests went on in many large cities last night and today, which was cold in Washington.

I was at home watching it on CNN and getting some repairs done, and blogging.

Ford Fischer (News2Share) filmed at the protests outside the Capitol today. There are several videos. 


He also has video of a MAGA rally in Hershey PA recently where protests got violent. He also has videos of 2nd amendment supporters in Dallas feeding the homeless "illegally".
   
Trump was giving a speech to his “base” in Battle Creek, MI today when the official votes for his impeachment finished, around 9 PM EST.  How will Trump behave now? 
    
The House chose to add the charge of contempt of Congress rather than subpoena John Bolton and others and wait for the courts to work.

Update:  Dec 19

Viva Frei analyzes the impeachment here.   He maintains that the issue of Trump's stonewalling the subpoenas is a semantic one, that it still probably amounts to executive privilege.  

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Case in 5th Circuit tests whether an organizer of a protest is personally liable for damage or injuries caused by other protesters


Marissa K. Lang reports in the Washington Post about litigation in New Orleans where a police officer was injured by a rock throwing in a Black Lives Matter protest, and the police officer is suing the organizer of the protest rather than the person who threw the rock.  The protest had occurred on a Louisiana highway. 
    
The Fifth Circuit has allowed the suit to go forward.
  
  
The litigation could make it much harder and riskier to organize protests.
  
The Post article links to another one regarding a National Park Service proposal to make activists pay for the costs of demonstration security.
  
This will be a First Amendment issue, because speech alone is actually supposed to be followed or accompanied by (or bundled with) assembly and petition.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Could Trump declare martial law in a temper tantrum? David Pakman discusses a caller's disturbing question



Today, a caller asked the David Pakman show, how likely is it that Donald Trump will declare martial law in an attempt to weasel out of impeachment or (now more likely) holding the 2020 election or “losing it” (in quote because it is a Pewdiepie-like meme of my own, in music).  InfoWars has been talking about this idea. 


David answers, highly unlikely (my father used that phrase, another meme). Or extremely unlikely. Because of posse comitatus, Congress would have to become complicit. 

Pakman said he thought martial law had been declared during WWII to imprison the Japanese Nisei immigrants, but the only case shown in the New York Times was in 1861 by president Lincoln in Kentucky.
  
But Cornell Law school discusses martial law in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor and discusses “Articles of War” with respect to Nazi saboteurs (like the Hitchcock film), 9/11, and domestic disorder. 
   
Presidents have declared numerous states of emergency (gratuitously), and it is possible to shut down the Internet or many of its capabilities (social media) in an emergency (Books, Jan 5, 2019).

Friday, December 13, 2019

Pakman finds Fox and Friends clip where Trump apparently confesses, and the Democrats overlooked it in the hearings (??)


The Wall Street Journal is indeed pretty responsible with old-fashioned, non-tribal economic and judicial conservatism, so their editorial Thursday “The Incredible Shrinking Impeachment”, a play on a comedy movie, seemed welcome as I sat sipping bitter coffee in a Starbucks reading it.
  
The quid pro quo seems over with. The WSJ maintains that Trump was within his rights to temporarily hold payments to Ukraine and that Obama had done almost the same thing once. The WSJ does consider mention of Biden in a phone-call inappropriate, but it is more like something that gets you fired by cancel culture.
  
The Washington Post 's lame editorial maintains that this was a quasi-bribe to get Ukraine to smear and spread conspiracy theories about Biden (but whether Biden may have violated the law seems to be in dispute still.  Maybe that holds if the material on Biden was knowingly false.
  
More disturbing is the Trump’s not allowing Bolton to testify, and the idea that the courts would take months to decide.  Bolton could make it game over.   No, the courts would rule within hours given the stakes.


I was told I “blurt out things” by my buddies at Fort Eustis in the Army back in 1969.  So David Pakman catches Trump admitting it (“blurting”) on Fox News, on Fox and Friends ("Trump Confesses Everything", see the blog posting here Nov. 25, 2019 for the embedl a similar video from MSNBC is included this time). A bad screenplay, Pakman says. I actually am going to hock the screenplay of my own book soon.  That caught my ear.
   
OK, I don’t recall that this conversation came up during the hearings. Does this conversation answer the Wall Street Journal editorial?  Did the Democrats overlook this video?  Timcast (Tim Pool) has been saying the Democrats have blown the hearings, merely with incompetence.  But did he see this?  

I don't want to give limitless WPost links here, but the reader should look up a Dec 12 article by Jeff Stein and Josh Dawsey about a secret White House memo that tries to get around Trump's potential legal problems (there is a link to a 9-page PDF), and Bloomberg's article by Laurence Arnold and Billy House on "what you need to know about Ukraine..." here, reprinted by the Post. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Major shooting in Jersey City with unclear motive; Trump's impeachment


On a day when two articles of impeachment were announced against Donald Trump, the nation was distracted by a prolonged incident in Jersey City NJ involving snipers that had people trapped in a kosher market.  But it apparently started in a cemetery. 

  
It’s unclear if the market was targeted (and this resembles Pittsburgh or a 2015 incident in France), and what the motives of the deceased suspects were.
  
Trump also announced he would sign an XO declaring Judaism a “nationality” in order to apply certain civil rights laws, but the designation is inappropriate. A nation really does have borders.  Trump actually contradicts himself.

Update: 

More recent evidence suggests that the shooters were associated with the Black Israelites, who taunted the Covington kids -- a bizarre extremist group, but terrorists, yes, if so. 

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Anti-vax protesters try tactics of anti-abortion activists in the streets


Brandy Zadrozny and Erika Ewards report on new activism from the anti-vax crowd, now taking to Yelp to downgrade doctors giving vaccines since Facebook kicked them off platforms.

They are also showing up at clinics and doctors’ officers in the style of anti-abortion protesters.
  
At the same time, CDC predicts that a newer strain of influenza will peak early this season, but it resembles older strains that the elderly may have some immunity to.

Friday, December 06, 2019

MoveOn and other activists want to "conscript" everyone into massive demonstrations right before House impeachment vote



Apparently, activists believe that mass protests on the day of the impeachment vote in the House would pressure the Senate to convict Donald Trump.


I got an email from MoveOn with Nancy Pelosi appearing to speak for them, part of it reproduced below.

Tactically, you wound wonder if this would be more appropriate during the Senate trial if that’s what you want.

David Pakman (TV blog) had called also for “strategic financial defaults” in a bizarre video where he said he was worried about his audience (being na├»ve over the Medicare for All issue).

Yesterday, there were violent protests in France over Macron’s proposed pension changes (similar to Yellow Vest protests filmed by Ford Fischer and News2Share last February). Is that what “Pelosi” wants?  These newer protests were from the Left, however.

There is also the risk of a sudden provocation (to say the least) from North Korea right in the middle of the impeachment process.

I don’t personally march in demonstrations or help organize them, ever, now.  I’ll cover that more soon.

I do think that the House needs to consider the Mueller probe and hear from John Bolton first. This is very critical.

Here is part of the text  (I don't like to be addressed personally when I don't belong to the group): 
  
“That's why, John, we're organizing a massive wave of protests all across the country, in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations, to take place the night before the House vote on impeachment. These protests need to be very big and very loud and get attention everywhere—on TV, on social media, and in the local press around the country that members of Congress pay closest attention to.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Portland OR school system struggles with extreme classroom discipline problems, even in elementary school; social media and left-wing politics to blame?


Station KDW8 in Portland hosts a work session and debate among teachers in Portland, OR regarding the unusual problems teachers are having with disciplining students, especially in elementary schools.
  
   
This session was recorded about six months ago. 
  
The teachers are saying they are badly underfunded and understaffed.  But there is a question as to whether the political and social trauma in Portland (with Antifa) in recent months is contributing to the atmosphere.
  
Teachers do refer to extreme poverty and poorly prepared parents.  They say they have to intervene on “what their deficit was with their behavior.”
  
But social media and the rapid fire of information on smartphones on children too young to have them is an issue. 
  
I worked as a substitute teacher in northern Virginia  2004-2007.  Particularly in the middle school assignments I got cited for “poor classroom management” and discipline problems, some of which I did not even see happen.
   
On the other hand, news reports in the area report on abuse of students by some teachers, for example (WJLA7 story in suburban Maryland).  
   
Wikipedia attribution link for picture of a Portland stadium, CCSA 3.0. 



Update: 

NBC10 in Philadelphia reports a similar problem in Philly, with teachers quitting, Nov. 19. This was about older students and "teaching to a test".   There is a big issue with teachers spending their own money. 

Monday, December 02, 2019

Why did SCOTUS even take a repealed gun law from New York?


Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, argues, on NBC News. that the Supreme Court really should have turned down the case “New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York”, and that Chief Justice Roberts apparently has the ability to do so after oral arguments today. The law would have prohibited NYC residents from carrying their weapons out of the city to other lawful locations. 


The case is essentially moot since New York City repealed the law. A victory for the plaintiff would embolden other plaintiffs to challenge what sound like very reasonable gun control reform, as stated outside the Court today by some speakers, especially Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly  (the NRA is located in his district on I-66 in Fairfax County(. 

Generally (and David Hogg and A March for our Lives have generally concerned) the concepts are to ban assault weapons from most civilian purpose, run thorough background checks, and close the gun show loopholes.

I was there this morning, and have video and a report on what I saw on another site here.

David Hogg makes what sounds like a rather extreme characterization of pro-gun-rights protesters at other demonstrations. I saw no evidence of that myself today.

I have heard the idea that possession of any weapon is a “fundamental right” under Heller.  I don’t see that.  The possession of a smaller weapon reasonably appropriate for home self-defense (or possibly when outside, if with concealed-and-carry permit) sounds covered. For possession or access to larger military-style capable weapons (or bump stocks), it sounds like the militia clause should apply. Someone should have specific training and belong to a group with responsibility for defending other people. (With teachers, the law could get interesting.)

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Some towns in California want to inter homeless people and take conservatorship of them



When I visited San Francisco in Sept. 2018 and walked to a free speech meeting through the Tenderloin, I noted the difference between the rich and the poor in every block like no where else.
  
A couple of towns in California (like Redding) officials want to intern homeless people, take their assets, and take over their lives with conservatorship.


Tim Pool calls these proposals “fascistic”.  Vice news, where Pool once worked and which Pool criticizes now normally, reported on this in detail.

Some conservatives have blamed the California fires on identity politics, and say that fires are natural and that land needs to be kept cleared and that occasional controlled burns, following the normal pace of renewal in nature, would help prevent big fires in the long run.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

US life-expectancy in middle age is declining, with opioids, low wages, diet all contributing


The USA Today Gannett papers Wednesday had a story by Jorge L. Ortiz noting that US workers 25-64 are dying more often have reduced national life expectancy falling behind other advanced nations. 


Poorer worker conditions, contingent gig work, and a lack of paid leave are cited as reasons.  Paid family leave is a standard in most advanced nations but is perceived as disadvantageous for single people or the childless here.  (Eldercare is changing that.)

But alcohol, drugs, and opioid overdose (which can be triggered by work problems) are a big factor. A love for fast or prepared foods is a problem.
   
Yet at the same time, some people are living a long time in extreme disability because technology can keep some people alive longer.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Trump is not a king (and is not the "Duke of Burgundy"): what if Bolton testifies?


US District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled that Don McGahn, former White House Counsel, must testify, overruling Trump’s order that sounds like a “non-compete clause” in the workplace. NPR has a typical story here.  The judge issued a 118 page ruling and said no president is above the law, and presidents are not kings or nobility. (I seem to remember this coming up in ninth grade when I wrote some kind of play about the Duke of Burgundy, the details which I don’t recall very well now, it was a 2-part work like Op. 111.)


The New York Times has the text of the opinion. 

If this gets challenged and goes up the chain thru the federal circuit to SCOTUS, Judge Roberts will become a politician and likely decide the fate of Trump.

If John Bolton testifies, yes, it could be game over.

Jeffrey Toobin of CNN discusses the idea of executive privilege and claims of absolute immunity. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Is Minnesota education going off the rails by enforcing "racial equity"?


I lived in Minneapolis 1997-2003 and today I got an email and press release from the CPL (Child Protection League) about mandatory “race equity training”.
  
  
I went to the state education department and found their policy, and I wonder if the site was hacked.  Are they serious? 
  
You don’t need “race equity adovcates” and “ed camps”.  

There are reports also of penalizing schools that don’t have equal discipline rates by race. 
  
Here is a typical CPL report
   
Some teachers report that they are told that “white privilege” is keeping black students from learning.
I worked as a substitute teacher 2004-2007 in Northern Virginia, and I did have some discipline issues in my own performance (usually middle school).  But race really wasn’t a reason for it.  It may have been coincidental sometimes. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Is Trump on the ropes? Some people say he's in the bottom of the ninth now.


There is a lot of talk now that Trump is facing game over.

  
CNN has an article by attorney Elie Honig at 4:44 PM EDT, based on the testimony of EU Ambassador Gordon Sonadland, that almost all of Trump’s defenses are gone.  
  
Still, GOP congresspersons later this afternoon quibbled, apparently with statements some time later, where Trump said “I said I want no quid pro quo”, as if to move to an alternative universe?
   
The Washington Post had an article earlier this afternoon by Aaron C. Davis and Rachel Bade 

Fox News today reminds us that Sondland’s parents were Holocaust survivors and that Sondland is an advocate of Ayn Rand.  (You can’t link to Fox News from Blogger, you get a 403.  Its seems self-defeating on the part of Fox.)

No one mentioned the name of the “whistleblower” (although they seem to be numerous now), but the mainstream media seems to be trying to defuse the leak last week from Donald Trump Jr. and a few conservative websites.
  
There is a lot attention in the media to Sean Maloney’s questioning of Sondland. The Business Insider article here links to another one claiming that Trump could be impeached (that the vote happens is favored by Las Vegas now) and then removed from office, but run and win in 2020.  Maybe he would have to be an independent? 
       
Tim Pool today tweeted that Trump was facing “game over” yet considered Sondland a poor witness.

Zach Beauchamp of Vox says that Trump is down to his last strike in the bottom of the ninth, down a run. (The strikeout that ended the World Series and gave the Nats the title was on a pitch in the dirt.) 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Utah teachers take tactical training with weapons


Amid considerable controversy, some teachers are armed in Utah schools, some teachers, having volunteered, take combat weapons training.  Gadi Schwartz and Farah Otero-Amad.
Some teachers feel it is their job to keep the kids safe.


Others fear there will be inevitable accidents and mistakes with teachers who are not trained as law enforcement (military excepted).
  
I would not go into teaching now.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Washington Post has a "definitive summary" of how the impeachment hearings got jump-started


Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Paul Sonne have a booklet-length account in the Washington Post of how the “CIA analyst” jump-started the impeachment inquiry that now is going on in hearings. 

It goes on and on.  I was reading it on my phone last night at the Kennedy Center before “Otello” started, an opera which seems politically relevant now.


As far as the “whistleblower” – there seems to be a second one on the first one, and a couple of followup overheard phone calls.

OK, the president is willing to put his own interests ahead of the country. What seems a little unclear is how significant Biden’s activities previously were.  

I have to add that there is a real problem, if major social media platforms want to prevent “independent” content creators from repeating what has been public information (ever since Donald Jr.’s tweet) for several days.  Does the “amplification” by “gratuitous content” actually lead to a threat to life, and who is morally responsible if so?   The dilemma could threaten all “citizen journalism” as jeopardizing somebody.  
  
Is it illegal to rereport what has already been disclosed as public information, and which seems credible according to the circumstances? Is it wrong?  (Is it the old “middle school kids” problem of “spreading rumors”?)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

UK article warns that "insect apocalypse" could wipe out all life on Earth


The Guardian is reporting that “Insect apocalypse” could threaten all life on Earth, as more species disappear.
   

This would seem to be related to climate change, and it reminds one of colony collapse disorder.

But it also has a lot to do with overuse of pesticides, and would seem to require farmers to aggressively do remedial pollination.

When I had my (inherited) house, I allowed wild grape to grow in the garden, and did nothing to change the fauna that grew naturally.  There were plenty of bees and even ground bees.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Superbug infections and death can follow antibiotics for dental infections; Mayo Clinic talks about gut bacteria transplants


Elizabeth Cohen and Nadia Kounang report on the rapid increase of danger to older people prescribed antibiotics, which wipe out good bacteria in the gut as competion, to pave the way for superbugs.


There’s a story of kindergarten teacher in Brooklyn who died of Clostridiodies difficile in the intestines, after becoming ill two days after being prescribed clindamycin for a root canal.

Dentists are right that dental and periodontal problems can open the way to situations where someone gets a superbug. In late 2004, I had a sudden infection in the lower jaw, which caused a swelling on the end of the jawbone.  It went away with clindamycin. But if led to the need for implants, and a granuloma was discovered in the area. Back in the early 1980s I had severe strep throat twice, and the second one was harder to knock out (erythromycin worked). None of these infections recurred later, probably because of my immunity once exposed and cured. But they could come back if I were to ever need chemotherapy for a future cancer.
  
Mayo Clinic talks about microbial transplants.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SCOTUS hears DACA case, but the legal options are very narrow


Vox has a good explanation by Ian Millhiser of the oral arguments today before the Supreme Court concerning DACA, here

The legal question is very narrow, whether the Trump administration gave an adequate explanation of the action it was taking, reversing Obama’s policy.


The practical question is why Congress has been unable to put a reasonable policy solution into law.
   
Activists (especially Dreamers themselves) were sitting outside the Supreme Court this morning in the cold front.  The human cost sounds unthinkable, as young adults and teens who were raised here and have no knowledge of their home country culture and language are forced to return.

It is rather shocking that Congress (at least in the Senate) can’t address this, without tying it to other things (but Trump was tying it to the Wall last winter, as I remember).
  
You can imagine a push for citizen intervention, a sort of supportive sponsorship, comparable to what could be proposed for refugees and asylum seekers, but that would also require Congress.
  
Some observers take a more activist interpretation than Vox and call this a test for Judge Roberts (NY Times).  

There is outdoor video for reporters from C-Span

Transcript of oral arguments is here.

First Baptist Church picture at demonstration. 

Update: 

The Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit against Remington to proceed (in Connecticut state court) by Sandy Hook families, where the manufacturer is accused of marketing a military style weapon to civilians, not necessarily included in a federal downstream liability law.  This sets a precedent for speech cases (CDA230) maybe. (story on NPR by Bill Chappell). 

Saturday, November 09, 2019

PGE bankruptcy and power blackouts will stir up activists


The Wall Street Journal has a major story this weekend by Peg Brickley and Gretchen Morgenson, “Fire victims confront PG&E Bankruptcy”


The subtitle is “Chapter 11 rules essentially put a lid on compensation to California wildfire payouts.”

The story is disturbing.  My parents had heavy investment in utility stocks, especially a few decades ago, as they were very stable and wound up being a major reason that the family was prepared, for example, for mother’s long decline.

I haven’t noticed any overall portfolio fund damage from this, but some mutual funds might be affected.  I do have some Dominion Power.

Shareholders as individuals are not responsible for this (other than through the loss of value of their holdings).  I wonder if activists will try to change all this. You could see much more social pressure in social media with campaigns to support the victims.  
   
You might see push for state takeover of this and some other utilities. 
  
There is a good question to ask, whether PS&G should have anticipated the growth of this fire risk due to climate change over the years.  I can recall a big LA fire in, as I recall, 1978.

By the late 1980s, the media was first starting to pay more attention to western wildfires. 
    
This article in Forbes explains, by the way, why global warming, by warming the arctic, forces cold snaps south and generates the wind events like those in California. The average temperature difference between different latitudes shrinks.

Friday, November 08, 2019

State of Texas seems intransigent on Rodney Reed innocence project case


The Innocence Project has an alarming report of the probable innocence (especially considering the circumstances of the DNA tests) of Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Texas late this month. 

   
Reason has a detailed article by Billy Binion, here

Several facts stand out.  One is that the sexual encounter seems to have been consensual. Another was that a black man was convicted of the crime against a white woman by an all-white jury. Another is that the Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional right to DNA evidence.
  
Andrew Jenks has made films about innocence projects, documented earlier on these blogs.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Making gasoline from carbon dioxide in the air; no more need for fossil fuels???


“TheWeek” reports that technology exists to make gasoline from “thin air”.  Lana Bandoim has the detailed story.

  
The idea is to extract carbon dioxide from the air with solar power, do electrolysis of water to free hydrogen atoms, and use patented chemical processes to make a synthetic hydrocarbon fuel. Then cost right now is too expensive ($9 a gallon) but engineering and widespread use could bring the cost down to under $4 a gallon.  You would do some carbon capture (although returning it to air when driving) and not need to mine fossil fuels. I can imagine where the politics for this could go. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Milo is "back" and seems interested now in exposing and leaking the hidden extremes from the alt-right


Milo Yiannopoulos seems to be recovering himself with a slightly gentler YouTube channel and has leaked some file-tongued video of Richard Spencer from 2017 after Heather Heyer died. 
  
Apparently some people really believe they have a right to dominion over others by racial or ethnic birthright. They think it’s in the Bible. They thought that in Germany around 1933. 


Milo’s tempered article on a free speech blog seems surprising so shortly after he lost his own “dangerous” Internet domain (LGBT blog, Oct. 15, 2019). 
   
Milo’s video refutes the idea that Spencer can make his ideas sound “respectable” by toning things down.