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Blue Heron in flight

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Tuesday weld...

How 3M concealed the dangers of forever chemicals.

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The case for eating at Italian Gas Stations.

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What's the old saying? What's a conservative? A liberal who has been mugged.

Here's a good one; a progressive district attorney is fighting for his job in Portland. Apparently liberals aren't so keen any more on rampant homelessness and being soft on the criminals who are making their life hell.

“All of my lefty neighbors who want to do right thing are like, fuck it, this is not working,” Dwight Holton, a Democrat and former U.S. attorney.

Here, here. Rational democrats around the country need to wake up to the fact that liberal district atorneys like you have in New York, Alameda, Oakland and Los Angeles will drive a lot of good people (and merchants) out of their party. You can't baby violent criminals and try to rationalize their behavior. You need to put them in jail. Or in the hospital, like this Albuquerque woman did. I liked this comment:

Her fault was firing only once.

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Jill Crawford sent this from Monocle, should be a wake up call:

The new nine-to-five: missile building

One obviously doffs one’s cap to the intelligence services of North Korea only reluctantly: nevertheless, it has to be conceded that one enterprising spook has earned a bonus turnip. The US State Department has acknowledged that North Korean IT workers, borrowing the identities of US citizens, have been securing remote working contracts with hundreds of American companies – earning millions of dollars, which have been ploughed into North Korea’s missile programmes. Five people have now been arrested in the US, accused of facilitating the undeniably ingenious scheme.

The scam has partly been possible due to a shortage of technology workers (weird, considering the six-figure salaries that the North Koreans were reportedly earning). But it’s also a lesson in the laziness and sloppiness that can be encouraged by technology itself: in-person job interviews would have forestalled this swindle. During the remote-working boom, employers often complained that they didn’t know whether their employees were working. They should now be concerned about who their employees are.

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Sieg Heil! And how about a third term?

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Lawyers found classified docs in Trump’s bedroom 4 months after Mar-a-Lago search - Politico

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