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am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nine years

We're gonna meet up in Melbourne someday, mark my words :).

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded

Today, Trump started in on leveraging the QAnon pedophile angle:

    The tweet Trump shared reads, "We can beat them at their game .. #PedoBiden" and includes a gif of Biden leaning in to whisper into an adult woman's ear with his hands resting on her shoulders.

There is no question in my mind that QAnon is now one of the primary vectors used by Russian (and likely other) state-sponsored actors to spread disinformation in the hopes of undermining trust in our institutions. We already knew that the Trump admin suppressed reports that Russia's disinformation campaign aligns eerily closely to Trump's own messaging. Case #3920 in a pattern of Trump et al. expecting to never be held accountable. He has no intention of leaving the White House, representative democracy be damned.

Sidenote: hey mk, would you prefer if we wrote it like "QA---" or whatever, to avoid potential influxes of unwanted idiots? I know of another website that does this. At least, I think that's why they do it.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

It's simply a reflection of urgent scientific concern at an institutional level in the U.S.

It's pretty absurd to me that anyone could read this headline/story and think something like "stupid scientists, so political, just shutup". Scientists have been shut up. It's time to speak out.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19

Update on Caputo:

    Mr. Caputo, who has faced criticism for leading efforts to warp C.D.C. weekly bulletins to fit Mr. Trump’s pandemic narrative, suggested that he personally could be in danger.

    “You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a video he hosted live on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Caputo has 5,000 Facebook friends, and the video has been viewed more than 850 times. It has been shared by 44 followers.

Dawg, I don't want you to die. Hopefully no one wants that. But accusing all scientists working at the CDC, or wherever, of conspiring to undermine the president through their work is lunacy. They are making science-based recommendations to help save lives, and you are ignoring and disparaging them, because yeah, it's a depressing reality, partly because of your refusal to accept it. C'mon.

edit: Update #2, Caputo just deleted his twitter. Here's his wikipedia page, and, you're gonna love this:

    Caputo was employed by a Moscow-headquartered subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom-Media.[15][13][12] He was contracted by Gazprom in 2000 to work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.[11][13] His task was to increase Putin's public relations standing, specifically his support level in the U.S.[15][13][12] He moved back from Russia to the U.S. in the year 2000.[8]

    After returning to the U.S., Caputo was called by his former mentor Roger Stone, who convinced him to move to Miami Beach, Florida, and then Caputo founded his media advising company Michael Caputo Public Relations.[8] Caputo moved back to Europe in 2007 while advising a politician's campaign for parliament in the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[8]

Not sure how I'd never heard of this guy until recently.

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

Next Saturday works for me! Can't do tonight, need some time to recharge. I'm flexible on the time, too.

am_Unition  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dawn of the topological age?

works for me on mobile

am_Unition  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Blade Runner: San Francisco