This is somewhat reminiscent of Russell Cameron’s work [stderr] and it gives me a similar delicious frisson of discomfort.
I’ve never understood anti-vaxxers, except as a phenomenon driven by ignorance and fear; I’ve always been content to stand back and assume, “it’s something we don’t understand, yet, let’s let science crunch away at it.”
By now several of the FtB have commented on the bomb threats emailed regarding Concordia University.
When the tuba player is not on your side
“People want to de-legitimize my American-ness, and then April 15 rolls around and suddenly I’m American.” – Roxane Gay
A little salad with a sort of miso/ginger dressing is a typical Japanese restaurant amuse bouche. I liked it so much that, a few years ago, I decided to come up with my own version.
Military ‘exercises’ are a form of imperial messaging. Right now, the US has troops in Poland in what is being described with Orwellian irony as “anti-Russian aggression NATO exercises”
The troops will rotate training in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia for the next nine months. The regional training exercises are also designed to test how U.S. forces respond on short notice to a possible conflict with Russia.
It is said that truth is generally revealed by dying lips.
Lately, my travels have taken me to Seattle a few times. Amazingly, I find I am terrified of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. I know, intellectually, that the odds it’ll rip loose while I’m there are maybe 20,000:1 or thereabouts – but that’s actually a whole lot higher than I like!
If you’re interested in the swirling scrimmage around attributing the “Russia” cyberattacks on the US 2016 election, there’s another fun bit of analysis dropped today: