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The Texas blizzard nightmare is Republican governance in a nutshell. The United States is still in the middle of a murderous pandemic, and Texas has been suffering its worst power blackout in at least a decade, during a brutally cold winter storm.

The Texas blizzard nightmare is Republican governance in a nutshell

Proud Boys "Cell Leader" William Chrestman Says He's Not Organized Crime, Was Just Acting on Orders. I’m working towards posts on how DOJ is treating the different members of the Proud Boys charged with crimes relating to January 6 and how DOJ’s past history with the group makes their failure to warn about January 6 all the more damning.

Proud Boys "Cell Leader" William Chrestman Says He's Not Organized Crime, Was Just Acting on Orders

But first, I want to look at what William Chrestman’s lawyers said in a memo arguing he should not be detained pre-trial. As a reminder, Chrestman was charged with conspiring with four other people, all wearing orange tape, both to obstruct the counting of the electoral vote, and to impede law enforcement officers during a civil disorder. Game theory. The study of mathematical models of strategic interaction between rational decision-makers Game theory is the study of mathematical models of strategic interaction among rational decision-makers.[1] It has applications in all fields of social science, as well as in logic, systems science and computer science.

Game theory

Originally, it addressed zero-sum games, in which each participant's gains or losses are exactly balanced by those of the other participants. In the 21st century, game theory applies to a wide range of behavioral relations, and is now an umbrella term for the science of logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers. Modern game theory began with the idea of mixed-strategy equilibria in two-person zero-sum games and its proof by John von Neumann. Von Neumann's original proof used the Brouwer fixed-point theorem on continuous mappings into compact convex sets, which became a standard method in game theory and mathematical economics. Raskolnikov’s Dream Come True. By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain “Something is happening here, But you don’t know what it is, Do you, Mr.

Raskolnikov’s Dream Come True

Jones?” — Bob Dylan, Ballad of A Thin Man It’s hard. You Never Know. David Perez The other day I called my homie, Big Danny, and asked what he thought was gonna make all this COVID madness go away.

You Never Know

“A comet hitting the earth, and the human race starting all over again,” he said. And then the Strangest Thing Happened. When Adam Curtis’s new documentary HyperNormalisation premiered on the BBC’s online iPlayer service last fall, the journalist Chris Applegate compiled an Adam Curtis Bingo card that circulated widely on Twitter and Facebook.

And then the Strangest Thing Happened

The card contained many of the tropes that have become extremely familiar in the documentary filmmaker’s work over the last twenty years. With this simple game, you could have a drink whenever Curtis’s distinctive, slightly harsh Received Pronunciation narration—what used to be called BBC English—would begin with “this is the story of . . .” or “but one man . . .”; when he would assert that so-and-so “was convinced that . . .” over “electronic bleeps and bloops” and footage that would include “grainy film of oil sheiks” or “footage of old-timey computers and reel-to-reel tapes.”

The Hidden Coastal Culture of the Ancient Maya. Article body copy.

The Hidden Coastal Culture of the Ancient Maya

Stepping Off Shore and into Sea Country. Article body copy When one-third of the Australian continent was submerged, ancestors of the world’s oldest living cultures were there to see it.

Stepping Off Shore and into Sea Country

Scientists Taught Spinach to Send Emails About Hazmat in the Soil. While it’s unlikely that your email inbox would contain a message sent by spinach, it’s not impossible.

Scientists Taught Spinach to Send Emails About Hazmat in the Soil

In late 2016, engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published a study [PDF] in the journal Nature Materials detailing how they taught spinach plants to transmit automatic emails. The news recently re-circulated, due in part to an updated article from Euronews, and social media users wasted no time in churning out all their best spinach-related jokes. Comical though it seems, the study wasn’t just done for fun. 'MI6 collusion' video: Like many Americans believe Trump colluded with Moscow, plenty in Russia see Navalny team as Western agents — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union. By Paul Robinson, a professor at the University of Ottawa.

'MI6 collusion' video: Like many Americans believe Trump colluded with Moscow, plenty in Russia see Navalny team as Western agents — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

He writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history, and military ethics, and is author of the Irrussianality blog The release of a video showing a close Alexey Navalny associate asking for help from a British government official, who the FSB claims is a spy, will only make more Russians believe the opposition figure serves Western interests. In June 2016, Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya because she suggested that she had compromising material about Hillary Clinton, who at the time was challenging Trump Jr.’s father for the US presidency.

When news of the meeting emerged, the outrage was enormous. It “borders on treason,” claimed former White House ethics lawyer Richard W. Also on Top Navalny aide asked alleged British spy for millions in funding, intelligence video released by Russia's FSB claims to reveal. A Fascinating Sign That You Are Wise. Wise people are humble, recognise that the world is in flux and that people have different views that need to be integrated.

Using the emotions in a balanced way helps people to be wise, research finds. People who were more wise also reported higher ’emodiversity’, a wider range of emotions. People reasoned more wisely about their relationships, everyday challenges and even political conflicts when they drew on a wide range of emotions. ‘Damn Ya Ass Fat/What’s Ya Pronouns’ Is a Statement of Queer Joy. You don’t need a gender studies degree to sling thirsty, respectful game in the DMs The claim that “cellar door” is the most beautiful phrase in the English language is routinely disproven, knocked down yet another peg whenever some new meme circulates and permanently embeds itself in the brains of everyone who reads it. The expression “30-50 feral hogs” was so powerful it overshadowed the discussion from which it sprung, and “I will face god and walk backwards into hell” has evolved from a meme to an idiom, divorced from the initial Dril tweet the way “Hallelujah” exploded beyond Leonard Cohen’s original recording.

IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL— wint (@dril) May 22, 2012 Personally, I’ve spent the last six months with the phrase “damn ya ass fat, what’s ya pronouns” stuck in my head, and it appears I’m not alone. Pattern Recognition. Logan, Utah February 2, 2021 “I’m posting this in speculation because there are too many coincidences to ignore, and just putting it out there from some research I’ve done stemming from my curiosity…” So begins a 2018 Facebook post by congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, in which she “speculates” that the Rothschilds were behind the California summer wildfires. The evidence provided was a short list of coincidental distant relations between personnel at Rothschild Inc. and various other California-based corporations. Greene thought she had discovered a pattern. Israeli Scientists Find Way to Reverse Biological Aging.

Save Previously, the same group of researchers pointed to the benefits of oxygen therapy for the human brain, reporting significant improvements to cognitive function and the functions of brain tissue in a control group of elderly volunteers. A group of Israeli researchers appear to have stumbled upon something akin to the Holy Grail, finding a way to take the human body “backwards in time”, not only slowing ageing but literally reversing its effects.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Dr Shai Efrati of the Shamir Medical Center in Be’er Ya’akov, explained that a control group of healthy adults aged 65 and above experienced a reversal of the ageing process when placed in a pressurised chamber and given pure oxygen for 90 minutes a day, five days a week over a three-month period. Avoid the ‘Great Reset’ in Three Easy Steps. David James There are two things that should be understood about the global financial markets as the world faces what is being called the Great Reset, or Bretton Woods 2. The first is that the US dollar rules the world (as distinct from the US nation). The second is that the system is insane. Sure, it may look rational with all those numbers, charts, ratios, algorithms and impressive-sounding technical terms.

But collectively the whole thing is mad. In 1917 Rudolf Steiner Foresaw a Vaccine that Would 'Drive All Inclination Toward Spirituality Out of People’s Souls' Russia's President Putin Warns That Censorship Is Killing American Democracy. John Kerry's Straw Man Arguments for Wasting Money on Climate Change. Do you have a right to own a microwave oven? By Tim Sommers. The Conservative Case Against the Boomers. What is the law when AI makes the ‘decisions’? It should be no surprise that the Federal Court last week ruled that the Australian government’s scandal-plagued automated welfare-debt collection system was illegal. Trump, nipples and the hypocrisy of the social media giants. It needed a mob to storm the US capitol before former US president Donald Trump, whose online and offline lies had incited the attack, was finally banned by social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

This was after four arduous years of the President repeatedly breaching their community guidelines. Yet, just over the other side of the political fence, many women around the world – particularly women of colour – along with LBGTQ+ communities, continue to be shadow-banned (blocked) and have their posts deleted – especially those containing nudity. Regulators concerned that the Reddit day trader army made money in GameStop trading instead of the hedge fund elite. Reuter's reports that "regulators may scrutinize GameStop's Reddit-driven retail stock surge. " In other words, the wrong people made money. 'WE OWN YOU NOW!' Redditors triumphantly taunt hedge funds after spoiling effort to short GameStop stock - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. What is Remote Viewing? A Psychic Phenomenon Explained. History of the Remote Viewing Program.

Remote viewing. Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly "sensing" with the mind.[1] Remote viewing experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no scientific evidence that remote viewing exists, and the topic of remote viewing is generally regarded as pseudoscience.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Congress Investigating Why Capitol Dome’s Atomic Vaporizing Ray Wasn’t Deployed To Eviscerate Rioters. The mathematical case against blaming people for their misfortune. Kenny Chow was born in Myanmar, and moved to New York City in 1987. He worked for years as a diamond setter for a jeweller, earning enough to buy a house for his family before he was laid off in 2011. A critical animal for Earth's survival has gone missing — study. The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters.

Thomas.descioli.pinker.selfconscious.emotion. All clear! Okinawa police remove anti-Osprey protesters, dismantle barricades (VIDEO) Rick Perlstein. ‘Risk Pool’ To be Created To Compensate Nations Hurt By Bill Gates Venture To Dim The Sun To Cool Earth. 20 People Share The Wildest 'Domino Effects' They've Spotted In History. The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk.

Ohio State student killed in freak parking garage accident. Werner Herzog makes an apocalyptic prediction about Elon Musk's Mars city. Man found living in Chicago airport for three months 'due to fear of Covid' Statement by the President: EU's response to coronavirus. Anteroom of Our Own Extinction. The World’s Most Powerful Passports in 2021. The Artists’ Rebellion. Raskolnikov’s Dream Come True. OpSec Shaming Misses the Terrorists for the Forest of Bozos They Hid Behind. “I Am Open”: 50,000 Italian Restaurant Owners Plan to Ignore Lockdown.

Out-Of-Work Waitress Excited To See Congress Spend Time Impeaching Trump Again. The radicalization of Kevin Greeson: How one man went from attending Obama’s inauguration to dying in Capitol coup mob - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst.

Here's What the Costumes and Flags on Display at the Pro-Trump Insurrection Mean - Tales of Times Forgotten. Patriot Act 2, Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. Erin Go Bragh! Julian Assange Officially Asks Trump to Pardon Him for Helping Him Get Elected. Alex Jones says he paid $500,000 for rally that led to Capitol riot. Video timeline: How pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the Capitol - Washington Post. Congress Launches Investigations into Capitol Police Following Siege. Trump supporters defecated in Capitol and 'tracked' feces around offices: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.

Bruno Latour - War of the Worlds: Humans against Earthbound. A Year Without Conditions- Koun Franz – DharmaCrafts. Who Fucked Over His Country Worse in 2020, BoJo or Trump? The Waterline Principle: How Much Risk Can You Tolerate? Voting machine company behind so many surprise wins this year raises some questions - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Man Has A Few Days Left To Be A Disgusting Slob Before Completely Turning Life Around On January 1st. The Unspoken Premise Of Modern Capitalism Is That The World Will Be Saved By Greedy Tech Oligarchs. 5,000-Foot Ball Of Discarded Packaging Material Barrels Across Nation Consuming Everything In Path. Cracker Jack Changes Name To More Politically Correct Caucasian Jack.

Rev. William Barber: Religion is being used as the cover for greed - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Why Does Donald Trump Like Neoclassical Architecture So Much? - Tales of Times Forgotten. What If the Christ Child Had Been Born in the American Police State? 50 Obsolete Things To Prove How Much The World Has Moved On And Changed (New Pics) A Japanese Style of Snacking That Diverts Cravings for Oreos. How to spend money for maximal happiness.

This Homeless Man Is Found By His Family Who Thought He Had Been Dead For 10 Years After His Transformation Photos Go Viral. France shooting suspect found dead after three police officers killed. Is Atheism the Last Unforgivable Sin of American Politics? ‹ Literary Hub. Who Did J.K. Rowling Become? How Trump Made a Tiny Christian College the Nation’s Biggest Prison Educator.

TK Newsletter: Yuletide Edition - TK News by Matt Taibbi. Mapping the Disparities of Chicago's Unequal Pandemic. Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies. Your Dad Ever Get His Ass Kicked by a Pro Wrestler? - OZY. How Belarus Exposes the Lockdown Lie. New Tesla To Run Exclusively On Liberal Tears. The Biggest Hints Our Sweetheart Dropped In 2020 That She’s A Selkie, The Woman-Seal Hybrid From Celtic Folklore. Should Trump Be Pardoned? Should He Be Prosecuted? 30 Of The Scariest And Creepiest Theories Shared By People On Reddit In A Viral Thread. Remembering Eric Clapton's "Roseanne" Moment. Gardens Have Pulled America Out of Some of Its Darkest Times. We Need Another Revival. Woman Explains What Taiwan Actually Did To Bring Their Coronavirus Case Count To 0 In A Now-Viral Twitter Thread. 30 Things Americans Can't Seem To Live Without, As Observed By Non-Americans. 40 Things That People Thought Were A Luxury Because They Grew Up Poor, Shared In This Viral Reddit Post.

50 Of The Most Clever Comebacks Ever Screenshotted. Bob Dylan Sells Entire Songwriting Catalog To Universal Music. People Are Sharing Priceless "Not My Job" Moments Caught In Pictures And Here're 50 Of The Laziest Ones. Best explanation of why the Covid PCR tests result in large numbers of false positives. CABINET / On Dream Sharing and Its Purpose. Whitney Cummings on Cancel Culture, Comedy Creeps Chris D’Elia and Jeff Ross, and the Death of ‘Roseanne’

Ivy Style. I Covered Congressional Races in Florida in 2018, and Boy Do I Know Why Trump Won the State in 2020. Why You Should Be The Smartest Person In The Room More Often.