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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 08:27:11 am »
+1
it's march first, b.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 02:41:55 pm »
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it's march first, b.

yeah that was yesterday's reading 8|

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 01:01:48 am »
+1
it's march first, b.

yeah that was yesterday's reading 8|

there was no february 29th this year, not a leap year.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 02:57:20 am »
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it's march first, b.

yeah that was yesterday's reading 8|

there was no february 29th this year, not a leap year.

wrecked.

also, +100 for LEAP year.

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 03:21:02 am »
+1
02/30/2017

:trollface:

03/01/2017


X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/intercepted-podcast-donald-in-wonderland/

^^ The first segment is worth listening to.. EX-CIA and EX-FBI discussing the current state of Trump, with Scahill. Some great viewpoints/discussion.



X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/trumps-use-of-navy-seals-wife-highlights-all-the-key-ingredients-of-u-s-war-propaganda/

^^ great read



X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/trumps-moderate-defense-secretary-has-already-brought-us-to-the-brink-of-war/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/in-confirmation-lovefest-senators-tell-future-spy-chief-he-may-be-too-nice-for-the-trump-administration/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/new-bill-would-force-nypd-to-disclose-its-surveillance-tech-playbook/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/01/trump-wants-you-to-think-all-the-immigrants-hell-deport-are-criminals-theyre-not/

X. http://gulfbusiness.com/uaes-darkmatter-launches-new-secure-smartphone/

X. http://www.motherjones.com/media/2017/02/tressie-mcmillan-cottom-rise-profit-college-lower-ed

^^ "Lower Ed", one of my new favorite terms.

X. http://www.voanews.com/a/islamic-state-financial-collapse/3743364.html

^^ interesting

X. https://www.wired.com/2017/02/3-years-gmails-end-end-encryption-still-vapor/

X. http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/321643-fbi-agreed-to-pay-former-british-spy-responsible-for-russia-dossier

X. http://m.motherjones.com/media/2017/03/men-taking-credit-women-history

X. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-campaign-violations-down-1488224951-htmlstory.html

X. https://t.co/MtxspTKz3W - betsy devos is a disgrace

X. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html

^^ JEFF SESSIONS PERJURY. Another Russia-related domino.

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/politics/obama-trump-russia-election-hacking.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

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But what was going on in the meetings was unclear to the officials, and the intercepted communications did little to clarify matters — the Russians, it appeared, were arguing about how far to go in interfering in the presidential election. What intensified the alarm at the Obama White House was a campaign of cyberattacks on state electoral systems in September, which led the administration to deliver a public accusation against the Russians in October.

That is so nuts..

X. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/cloudpets_database_leak/

^^ damn idiots.. core backend services exposed to the public.

X. http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-trump-spoke-under-condition-of-anonymity-in-meeting-with-anchors/

X. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a-glimpse-into-how-much-google-knows-about-russian-government-hackers


read alot during my walk today.

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 04:38:15 am »
+1
03/02/2017

brain was tired today, so coded just a bit & read alot.



X. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/afghanistan-war-troop-surge-mick-nicholson-vietnam-graveyard-empires/

^^ Great read


X. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3461560-Google-Aquarium-Clean.html

some tech reading. some of the stuff X-Agent does seems dramatically over engineered. lol.


X. http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162103368/how-politicians-get-away-with-dodging-the-question

^^ politicians and their stupid pivot techniques.


X. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/02/heres-proof-republicans-are-done-with-democracy_partner-2/

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In 1999, John Ehrlichman, Nixon’s former domestic policy chief,  told Dan Baum in an interview with Baum about Nixon’s war on drugs:

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”


X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/world/middleeast/saudi-king-indonesia-wealth.html

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The royal family’s fortunes are tied to vast reserves of petroleum and other assets estimated to total more than $1.4 trillion.


X. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/why-do-the-big-stories-keep-breaking-at-night/518409/?utm_source=atltw

X. http://thehill.com/homenews/news/322028-trump-jr-likely-paid-for-russia-ally-event-report

X. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322093-michael-flynn-and-jared-kushner-met-with-russian-ambassador-before

X. https://www.thenation.com/article/jeff-sessions-is-a-disgrace-to-the-justice-department/

X. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/02/mike-pence-private-email/98637782/

^ lol.


X. http://www.ibtimes.com/jeff-sessions-net-worth-how-much-attorney-general-who-spoke-russian-officials-worth-2500940

^^ all of these dirty fucks and their inheritances.


X. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/03/02/this-beauty-queen-was-the-face-of-a-fake-news-website-she-says-she-had-no-idea

^^ nuts


X. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/02/donald-trump-and-andrew-jackson-more-in-common-than-just-populism_partner/


X. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/01/donald-trumps-claim-that-education-is-the-civil-rights-issue-of-our-time-gets-an-f/#.WLduvMhqzRg.twitter


X. https://qz.com/884403/donald-trumps-press-conference-was-a-circus-but-vladimir-putins-is-way-worse-for-journalists/

^^ i know a few trump supporters who love putin.. they are so impressed by him. They don't actually know why though, other than "he's strong", "he's a tough leader" etc..


X. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/drones-invisible-fence-president/518361/?utm_source=atltw

^^ geofencing. the notam stuff is interesting.



X. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/02/so-is-it-ever-appropriate-for-a-senator-to-meet-with-the-russian-ambassador

X. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/02/the-jeff-sessions-saga-proves-the-trump-administration-is-amateur-hour-at-best

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/crony-capitalism-at-work-trump-adviser-carl-icahn-strong-arms-ethanol-lobby-to-save-his-company-millions/

^^ uhhg..

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/homeland-security-sees-anger-at-trump-as-a-driver-of-domestic-terrorist-violence/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/palantir-provides-the-engine-for-donald-trumps-deportation-machine/

^^ our intelligence agencies won't even know how to operate without palantir, in a few years.. that's odd.. such a dependency on a private entity.



jacobin mag has some nice articles. The afghan war one was great, linked that above @ the top.


X. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-labor-party-ackerman/

^^ Great read.

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One lesson from this history is clear: We have to stop approaching our task as if the problems we face were akin to those faced by the organizers of, say, the British Labour Party in 1900 or Canada’s New Democratic Party in 1961. Instead, we need to realize that our situation is more like that facing opposition parties in soft-authoritarian systems, like those of Russia or Singapore. Rather than yet another suicidal frontal assault, we need to mount the electoral equivalent of guerrilla insurgency. In short, we need to think about electoral strategy more creatively.

In a genuinely democratic party, the organization’s membership, program, and leadership are bound together tightly by a powerful, mutually reinforcing connection. The party’s members are its sovereign power; they come together through a sense of shared interest or principle. Through deliberation, the members establish a program to advance those interests. The party educates the public around the program, and it serves, in effect, as the lodestar by which the party is guided. Finally, the members choose a party leadership — including electoral candidates — who are accountable to the membership and bound by the program.
It might seem obvious that those are the characteristics of a truly democratic party. Yet the Democratic Party has none of them.

Eek:

It’s true, of course, that in a constitutional democracy there’s never anything stopping an elected representative, once elected, from doing the opposite of what he or she had promised. And in the history of left-wing party politics it’s not hard to find instances where elected politicians have gone turncoat. One famous example was Ramsay MacDonald, a founder of the British Labour Party, who betrayed his party after becoming prime minister by joining with the Conservatives and pushing through drastic public spending cuts in the midst of the Depression.

X. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/what-happened-to-keith-ellison/

X. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/uber-harassment-susan-fowler-hr-sexism/

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Re: Daily Wrap-up
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 05:59:00 am »
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03/03/2017 - yesterday.



X. https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/

^^ EXCELLENT READ .. crazy. Beautiful writing too, that guy can write. I am at least somewhat happy that there were apparently so many seals that were repulsed by war crimes/abuses committed by their fellow seals. The very end is a bit depressing though.. ;/



X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/climate-change-trump.html

^^ good read. Tillerson & Ivanka are the only things standing in the way of Trump destroying any idea that the US is a role model on climate change measures.

X. http://foreignpolicy.com/2011/01/28/this-week-at-war-lessons-from-cyberwar-i/

^^ old, when russia wrecked georgia with military power AND cyber war.

X. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a35397/bush-cheney-war-crimes/

X. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/17/facebook-posts/are-george-w-bush-dick-cheney-unable-visit-europe-/

X. http://www.poynter.org/2017/former-nbc-news-reporter-says-seal-team-6-story-was-shelved-after-williams-scandal/450891/

X. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322155-trump-teams-push-to-stop-leaks-quickly-leaks-to-press

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/us/politics/trump-vehicle-emissions-regulation.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/03/the-governments-privacy-watchdog-is-basically-dead-emails-reveal/

X. https://news.vice.com/article/the-cia-just-declassified-the-document-that-supposedly-justified-the-iraq-invasion

^^ old. bastards.

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/world/middleeast/mosul-battle-isis.html

X. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-rights-idUSKBN16A2K8?

X. https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/judge-white-house-statements-on-travel-ban-plans-seem-to-con

X. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-un-torture-idUSKBN16A1MI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content

X. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/02/13/abramovitch-putin-keystone-xl-steel

^^ US STEEL huh? Ridiculous :0

X. http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/a-brief-history-of-russian-fuckery-1792402349

X. http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/if-the-trump-white-house-wasnt-compromised-by-russia-be-1792341748

X. https://www.thenation.com/article/after-the-fumble/

^^ alot of stuff Mutumbo was talking about in his recent post.

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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 06:09:03 am »
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03/04/2017



X. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/06/the-desperate-battle-to-destroy-isis

^^ EXCELLENT READ. man.. that article is depressing. Iraq sounds so damn apocalyptic - I imagine the same for much of Syria.

Very well written. It's pretty much a non-stop account of death, destruction, small victories, repeat. Also, it's an absolute disgrace what we (US) did to Iraq, articles like that are good reminders.

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I found Bilal in an electrically reclining bed. The air in the room smelled mildly of rot. His left hand was splinted and bandaged; long metal pins protruded from it. His thumb, his ring finger, and his little finger were black. I asked the obvious question. When would the fingers be amputated? “They were supposed to do it three days ago,” Bilal said. “The problem is, I don’t have the money because our salaries are late.” I’d heard the same complaint from other swat-team members. Nobody had been paid for two months. Some blamed the politicians in Baghdad; some blamed the commanders in Hamdaniya. Everyone blamed corruption. Downstairs, I found the hospital’s chief administrator, who told me, “The fingers need to be removed today. The doctor said it must be done as soon as possible. But the patient has to pay what he owes first.”

Jesus fucking christ:

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Like the video showing the beheading of Bashar’s brother Salem, it opens with footage of the aftermath of an air strike. Several men, among them Ahmed, confess to working with Lieutenant Basam. “I was hired by Lieutenant Basam, who works with my brother Mahmoud, in the swat,” Ahmed says. The video cuts to isis fighters placing four men inside a maroon Opel Vectra. Ahmed is not among them, but Mahmoud told me that one of them belonged to his resistance cell. The wrists of each man are zip-tied to a grab handle. A militant launches an R.P.G. into the dirt beneath the engine, and the Opel is engulfed in flames. Ahmed is then shown inside a small cage, along with two of Lieutenant Basam’s uncles and one of his cousins. A crane submerges the cage in an emerald-green swimming pool. Underwater cameras capture the men drowning. The final sequence in the video shows rope being looped around the necks of seven more men connected to Lieutenant Basam, including his father. The rope is an explosive; when it detonates, the men are simultaneously decapitated.

^^ :(

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That afternoon, an isis drone circled above us, and, minutes later, another mortar landed a block beyond the house that Rayyan and I were in.

Souhel said that, after Hussein died, the swat team bombarded the house relentlessly until two in the morning, killing all three militants inside. Then the policemen chained the corpses to the backs of their Humvees and dragged them through the streets of Aden.




X. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war

^^ EXCELLENT READ. I see why this article got alot of fanfare.

some random quotes, for who knows what reason.

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The level of tension has alarmed experienced hands on both sides. “What we have is a situation in which the strong leader of a relatively weak state is acting in opposition to weak leaders of relatively strong states,” General Sir Richard Shirreff, the former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of nato, said. “And that strong leader is Putin. He is calling the shots at the moment.”

Putin absorbed the death of Qaddafi as an object lesson: weakness and compromise were impermissible. “When he was a pariah, no one touched him,” Zygar wrote. “But as soon as he opened up he was not only overthrown but killed in the street like a mangy old cur.”

” Later in the documentary, the host asks Putin if he thinks that the West fears Russia, because a “once failing state” is now “suddenly a powerful political player.” He calls Putin “the leader, if I may say, of the conservative part of both European and American society.”

Gerasimov is sixty-one years old, and is always photographed in a stiff, forest-green military uniform and with a perpetually sagging frown. He trained as a tank commander, and then climbed the military hierarchy; he led the Fifty-eighth Army during the Second Chechen War. In the article for Military-Industrial Courier, Gerasimov suggested that, in the future, wars will be fought with a four-to-one ratio of nonmilitary to military measures. The former, he wrote, should include efforts to shape the political and social landscape of the adversary through subversion, espionage, propaganda, and cyberattacks.

A post-election study by two economists, Matthew Gentzkow, of Stanford, and Hunt Allcott, of New York University, found that, in the final three months of the campaign, fabricated pro-Trump stories were shared four times as often as fabricated pro-Clinton stories. The researchers also found that roughly half the readers of a fake-news story believed it. A study led by Philip N. Howard, a specialist in Internet studies at Oxford University, found that, during the second debate of the general election, automated Twitter accounts, known as “bots,” generated four tweets in favor of Trump for every one in favor of Clinton, driving Trump’s messages to the top of trending topics, which mold media priorities. Internet researchers and political operatives believe that a substantial number of these bots were aligned with individuals and organizations supported, and sometimes funded, by the Kremlin.

Der Spiegel published a startling editorial recently that reflected the general dismay in Europe, and the decline of American prestige since Trump’s election. The new President, it said, is becoming “a danger to the world” that Germany must stand up in opposition to.

Andrei Kozyrev, who served as foreign minister in the Yeltsin government, now lives in Washington, D.C. He left Russia as it became increasingly authoritarian; he now sees a disturbingly similar pattern in his adopted country. “I am very concerned,” he said. “My fear is that this is probably the first time in my memory that it seems we have the same kind of people on both sides—in the Kremlin and in the White House. The same people. It’s probably why they like each other. It’s not a matter of policy, but it’s that they feel that they are alike. They care less for democracy and values, and more for personal success, however that is defined.”

Konstantin von Eggert, a political commentator and host on Russian television, heard from a friend at a state-owned media holding that an edict had arrived that, he said, “boiled down to one phrase: no more Trump.” The implicit message, von Eggert explained, “is not that there now should be negative coverage but that there should be much less, and more balanced.” The Kremlin has apparently decided, he said, that Russian state media risked looking “overly fawning in their attitude to Trump, that all this toasting and champagne drinking made us look silly, and so let’s forget about Trump for some time, lowering expectations as necessary, and then reinvent his image according to new realities.”

Alexey Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, and a figure with deep contacts inside the Russian political élite, said, “Trump was attractive to people in Russia’s political establishment as a disturber of the peace for their counterparts in the American political establishment.” Venediktov suggested that, for Putin and those closest to him, any support that the Russian state provided to Trump’s candidacy was a move in a long-standing rivalry with the West; in Putin’s eyes, it is Russia’s most pressing strategic concern, one that predates Trump and will outlast him. Putin’s Russia has to come up with ways to make up for its economic and geopolitical weakness; its traditional levers of influence are limited, and, were it not for a formidable nuclear arsenal, it’s unclear how important a world power it would be. “So, well then, we have to create turbulence inside America itself,” Venediktov said. “A country that is beset by turbulence closes up on itself—and Russia’s hands are freed.” ♦




X. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

^^ Great read.. I want to eventually check out some of those books they referenced, I enjoy that stuff.

This is great, hah:
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Sloman and Fernbach cite a survey conducted in 2014, not long after Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Respondents were asked how they thought the U.S. should react, and also whether they could identify Ukraine on a map. The farther off base they were about the geography, the more likely they were to favor military intervention.

Surveys on many other issues have yielded similarly dismaying results. “As a rule, strong feelings about issues do not emerge from deep understanding,” Sloman and Fernbach write. And here our dependence on other minds reinforces the problem

They cite research suggesting that people experience genuine pleasure—a rush of dopamine—when processing information that supports their beliefs. “It feels good to ‘stick to our guns’ even if we are wrong,” they observe.

“The challenge that remains,” they write toward the end of their book, “is to figure out how to address the tendencies that lead to false scientific belief.”
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X. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/what-isis-fighters-think-of-trump-214843

^^ ignorant Trump, such a reckless, dangerous, fool.

X. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/02/is-sweden-reintroducing-conscription-because-of-refugees-no-its-russia

X. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trumps-early-morning-tweets

X. http://fortune.com/2017/03/04/trump-wiretapping-fbi-warrent/

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/politics/trump-obama-tap-phones.html

X. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article136304538.html

X. https://www.justsecurity.org/38347/tapping-trump/

^^ justsecurity has some nice articles.

X. https://heatst.com/world/exclusive-fbi-granted-fisa-warrant-covering-trump-camps-ties-to-russia/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/04/if-trump-tower-was-wiretapped-trump-can-declassify-that-right-now/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/04/trump-wants-nsa-program-reauthorized-but-wont-tell-congress-how-many-americans-it-spies-on/

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2017, 05:54:27 am »
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03/05/2017

not too much reading, .. spent more time coding today.



X. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/what-calling-congress-achieves

^^ Good read.. LBSS would probably enjoy that.

Soom random quotes:

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By the middle of the twentieth century, that number had increased to sixty thousand, or almost twenty-two million calls a year, and the telephone staff had grown in tandem. By the time Daley retired, in 1945, she oversaw fifty other operators, colloquially known as Hello Girls. Also by then, she could reputedly recognize some ninety-six senators, three hundred and ninety-four representatives, and three hundred journalists by the sound of their voices.

No matter how a message comes in—by phone, e-mail, post, fax, carrier pigeon—it is entered into a software program known as a constituent-management system. Owing to stringent security requirements, only a few of these systems are authorized by Congress, and many members use one called Intranet Quorum, made by Leidos, a Virginia-based defense contractor and technology company.

Everything is read, every call and voice mail is listened to,” Isaiah Akin, the deputy legislative director for Oregon’s Senator Ron Wyden, told me. “We don’t discriminate when it comes to phone versus e-mail versus letter.”

According to a 2015 C.M.F. survey of almost two hundred senior congressional staffers, when it comes to influencing a lawmaker’s opinion, personalized e-mails, personalized letters, and editorials in local newspapers all beat out the telephone.

That kind of policy change isn’t impossible, and it isn’t unprecedented, but it is extremely rare. When I asked past and present Congress members and high-level staffers if constituent input mattered, all of them emphasized that it absolutely does. But when I asked them to name a time that a legislator had changed his or her vote on the basis of such input, I got, in every instance, a laugh, and then a very long pause.

Edmund Burke said roughly the same thing more than two centuries ago, while describing the relationship between a legislator and his constituents: “Their wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinion, high respect; their business, unremitted attention.” You can almost hear the “but” coming, and then it does. “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

Kristina Miler, a political scientist at the University of Maryland and the author of the book “Constituency Representation in Congress,” has argued that activism works in part simply by making previously hidden segments of the population more visible to legislators.

That language is vivid but hardly precise, so I asked Carter Moore how he might quantify a flood. “If you start seeing tweets or Facebook posts saying, ‘Tried to call but got a busy signal,’ that’s one sign,” he said. “If everybody in your office has been pulled off their regular duties to answer calls but the line is still clogged, that’s usually a sign, too.” In terms of actual call volume, he noted that flood levels depend, as they do in real life, on terrain; at baseline, representatives of populous districts with major media centers get more calls than those from Idaho or Wyoming. “Still, if the calls are coming in at forty an hour,” Moore said, “something interesting is happening. If a member of Congress is presented at the end of the day with around six hundred to a thousand unique calls, I’d call that a flood.”



X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-twitter-talk-radio-conspiracy-theory.html



X. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/state-department-trump/517965/

^^ Good read... about how the State Department is like "hospice".

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“They really want to blow this place up,” said the mid-level State Department officer. “I don’t think this administration thinks the State Department needs to exist. They think Jared [Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law] can do everything. It’s reminiscent of the developing countries where I’ve served. The family rules everything, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs knows nothing.”

crazy





X. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-seeks-inquiry-into-allegations-that-obama-tapped-his-phones.html

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Pressed to elaborate on “Meet the Press,” Mr. Rubio said, “I’m not going to be a part of a witch hunt, but I’m also not going to be a part of a cover-up.”

X. https://apnews.com/aed1d3988bdb4275a4ff56515cbf2cff

weird.

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nice!

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cool. I need to turn that into a "near-daily activity" like that girl on her way to work. need to make that a good downtime killer.

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forgot to click "save" on this last night:



03/06/2017

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/world/asia/north-korea-missile-program-sabotage.htm

^^ Good read.

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/world/asia/left-of-launch-missile-defense.html

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Left-of-launch

Archer M. Macy Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral, said the Defense Department was developing ways not only of preventing successful missile launches but of interfering in their flights and navigation.

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/insider/a-eureka-moment-for-two-times-reporters-north-koreas-missile-launches-were-failing-too-often.html

^^ Stuxnet for NK

X. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/01/trump-twitter-north-korea/512450/

X. http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=AEN20170307001051315&utm_content=buffer8cdf6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&site=0400000000&mobile

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/06/democrats-now-demonize-the-same-russia-policies-that-obama-long-championed/

X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/06/intent-of-trumps-new-executive-order-is-basically-identical-to-his-original-muslim-ban/



X. https://theintercept.com/2017/03/06/facts-are-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-says-roger-stone-trump-confidante-in-exclusive-interview/

^^ Great interview with Roger Stone Jr.

One takeaway .. Many of Trump's cabinet picks & people he surrounds himself with (GOP insiders), apparently don't sit well with Stone. Hopefully Stone starts writing negative Breitbart articles about Trump in the near future.  :derp:



X. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-camp-of-the-saints-immigration_us_58b75206e4b0284854b3dc03

^^ Great read. Fuck that book sounds disgusting. Literally sounds like vomit inducing material.



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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kcna-idUSKBN16D2MC

X. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-06/what-trump-should-have-tweeted-about-obama-and-eavesdropping

X. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/sucks-for-us-why-barack-and-michelle-obamas-60-million-book-deal-is-the-last-thing-we-need/

X. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322615-dhs-head-trump-has-convincing-wiretap-proof

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-deregulation-guns-wall-st-climate.html

X. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/03/06/under_proposed_dhs_policy_detained_immigrant_mothers_would_be_separated.html

Disgusting wtf

X. http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/322555-fbi-head-incredulous-at-trump-tweets-report

X. https://qz.com/386166/how-successful-people-work-less-and-get-more-done/

X. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/06/french_election_beset_by_criminal_investigations_and_fake_news.html

^^ what a wreck.. i'd be we're getting Le Pen.

X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/nyregion/airbnb-trump-tower.html

X. https://qz.com/925709/russias-spear-phishing-tactics-in-the-2016-election-are-boring-compared-to-its-2008-hack-of-the-us-military/

X. https://qz.com/925449/the-case-against-calling-it-a-bitcoin-btc-bubble/



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not much today either, too much programming

3/8



X. https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/06/the-plot-against-europe

^^ EXCELLENT Read. Some not-so-distant futurism based on our current political reality.

obviously i'm not able to grasp "all of it" - lots of references i'm clueless about.. but the overall theme is pretty apparent.



X. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/opinion/how-trump-undermines-intelligence-gathering.html

^^ Good read.. Hayden weighs in on Trump.



X. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/08/jason_chaffetz_donors_might_pay_for_iphone_data_plan.html

^^ WTF LOL