WORDS MEAN THINGS: Don’t Call It Treason (VIP)
YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONES…:Why Affirmative Action May Be Doing More Harm Than Good for Black Americans.
JULY 4TH. EVERY JULY 4TH: The Geometry of Liberty: The Declaration of Independence Is a Logical Argument Based on Jefferson’s Axioms.
I was thinking about “We hold these truths to be self-evident” and remembered I’d written about it in 2019.
The Declaration as a whole is a logical argument that begins by stating its axioms:
- That all men (by which Jefferson meant humanity, humankind) are created equal;
- that by the very fact of their existence they have rights that inhere to them by their nature;
- that among these right — that is, there are other natural rights that Jefferson doesn’t assert for the purposes of his argument — are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness;
- that governments exists by the consent of the governed to secure — protect — those rights;
- that a government’s only reason or justification for existence is to secure those rights;
- and that a government’s only legitimacy and authority derives from that consent.
In that one sentence, Jefferson changes the world.
WHAT IT DOES IN THE SHADOWS: Unraveling the Mystery: How AI Models Process Language Without Truly Thinking. (VIP)
BILL CLINTON’S SOCK DRAWER: Why Are Bill Clinton’s Socks Presidential Documents but Donald Trump’s Boxes Aren’t? (VIP)
WHAT THE F IS AN NFT? What the Heck Is a Trump NFT? (VIP)
Yeah, that is the pre-Bowdlerized headline….
SABOTAGE? IF SO, WHAT ELSE IS VULNERABLE? Are the Undersea Cables We Depend on Vulnerable to Russian Sabotage? (VIP, use code AMERICAFIRST for 25 percent off.)
“ON THE COVER IT SAID ‘DON’T PANIC’ IN LARGE FRIENDLY LETTERS”: Monkeypox Boogaloo: Pestilence Panic 2022 (VIP)
YOU CAN LEARN A LOT FROM A LEAK: The First Law of Media Leaks.
But you learn it from the leak itself, not the story around the leak. (VIP)
HOW PUTIN LOST THE PLOT: The Weakness of the Despot
The biggest surprise for Putin, of course, was the West. All the nonsense about how the West is decadent, the West is over, the West is in decline, how it’s a multipolar world and the rise of China, et cetera: all of that turned out to be bunk. The courage of the Ukrainian people and the bravery and smarts of the Ukrainian government, and its President, Zelensky, galvanized the West to remember who it was. And that shocked Putin! That’s the miscalculation.
I know it’s the New Yorker. It’s good anyway. And they should be encouraged to do more articles about tyrants and despots that don’t mention Trump even once.
EXPLAINING DURHAM: Quick and Dirty Durham Explainer
This is the long explainer I’ve been promising, finally finished. It’s VIP (FIGHTBACK for a 25 percent discount, or CHARLIE for a 5 percent discount that pays me a little royalty. Yeah, hard decision, I know.) for the next week, but here’s the short form:
In paragraphs 2 through 7, under the heading FACTUAL BACKGROUND, Durham details important points about the indictment that show Sussman working with Rodney Joffe and his firm Neustar, who passed information to researchers under a DARPA contract at Georgia Tech and coordinated an effort to build up a falsified case for investigating Trump’s connections to Russia. This also involved the Clinton campaign, and the Clinton campaign’s general counsel — a familiar name, Marc Elias. This data was, to put it gently, massaged in order to make an incriminating case against Trump that fed into the Clinton campaign’s other efforts, like the “dossier,” and thus into the fraudulent FISA warrants and more intelligence operations against the Trump campaign.
You can see why this caused a lot of agitation on the Democrats’ side: Durham is laying out a case that Perkins Coie, through Sussman and with the active participation of Mark Elias, purposefully manufactured evidence against Trump that factored into the four-year investigation into “Russian collusion”.
EVERYONE IS CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT’S THEIR OWN MONEY: Socialist ‘Current Affairs’ Founder Takes the Red Pill After His Socialist Staff Makes Socialist Demands.
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TECHNICOLOR TOM WOLFE TAKES THE RED PILL: Socialist ‘Current Affairs’ Founder Takes the Red Pill After His Socialist Staff Makes Socialist Demands.
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A QUESTION LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING: COVID: Yes, There Are Tests for the Delta Variant.
It’s like the misinformation Olympics.
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WHAT KIND OF FOOLS DO THEY TAKE US FOR? THIS KIND: PSYOPS: If They Can Make You Believe a Big Strong Man Belongs in the Women’s Division, They Can Make You Believe Anything.