opinionated lurker of the intarwebs.
used to write code, still do. c/c++, java, php, js, c#, gdscript (godot), gnawed on sql, sparql
embedded, ios, mac, *nix, & windows billions of years ago.
tech, graphics, anything STEM
anything anthropology, history, linguistics
anything blender, gimp (although i scream using it), audacity
enjoys using feet/limbs
prefers not to be run over by cars
I drink Philz.
I do a (non-monetized) video or so a week on yt.
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‘People are starving’: WFP says humanitarian operation in Gaza ‘collapsing’ | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera
'Only a fraction of the necessary food is reaching the Gaza Strip, there is a lack of fuel, and no one is safe, Skau continued in a WFP statement, adding: “We cannot do our job.”'
Neither #Israel nor the US care.
IDF releases video of what the Israeli military says is Hamas stealing food and humanitarian aid from civilians in Gaza. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bydb7zgit#autoplay
This is a thank you to someone.
Someone here said this in my comments:
"Anything is boring if you leave out the story and include only the facts." (Something like that)
I've been thinking about that comment as I've been writing a book for 9th graders on the Bill of Rights: I've been making sure to include enough of the story to keep it interesting.
I also just dropped the comment into a note to my editor.
I tried to find the person who said it, but I couldn't.
Thank you, whoever you are.
Unfortunately, these billionaires get everything they want here in the US.
Actually, Sweden Won’t Give in to Tesla’s License Plate Demands
[...] The campaign against women's organizations kills three birds with one stone.
On the one hand, it shifts responsibility for the terrible incident onto an external, international, non-governmental body.
[...] In addition, it undermines the legitimacy of human rights organizations – one of the overriding goals of the Israeli right-wing, which sees these organizations as an obstacle to its anti-democratic actions.
[...] And along the way, no less importantly, this campaign deepens the guiding principle of the coalition parties when it comes to dealing with rape. Rape, when it violates racial purity, activates them.
[...] MK Limor Son Har Melech drafted and passed a law last July that doubles the punishment for nationalist-motivated rape. Rape between couples, incest, random sexual assault? These provoke a yawn from the Israeli legislator.
[...] According to data from the Knesset Research Center, the police closed 70% of the cases opened by the prosecution against rape in 2019.
[...] The same study also found that 70% of those accused of rape have more than one case file with the police for sex offenses. 35% of those previously accused stand charged with six or more counts.
[...] Why are we bothering to seek international confirmation of the past when the future is so close and so dark?
A music streaming service provided by San Francisco public library. I think this is pretty cool. This is a service that isn’t motivated to screw musicians or listeners for money.
I’d love to see the service spread to other public libraries, maybe become federated.
if you think non market support like this is a Good Idea, give this a boost so more people see it
How Russia Punched an $11 Billion Hole in the West’s Oil Sanctions
Moscow’s monthly income from oil exports is greater now than before the invasion of Ukraine, highlighting the failure of measures to curb its war chest.
Bloomberg By Alaric Nightingale, Julian Lee, and Alex Longley
5 min video
The UN no vote by US, ultra risky high stakes. Why the hell would PLO even touch Gaza? It’s a coffin for those imprisoned there. The only thing an authority can do is try to watch as tens of thousands die under their watch. There’s no infrastructure left
The longer the total siege / bombing goes on, the more will succumb as the cumulative effects takes its mounting toll.
On Rafaat Alareer, the poet killed in Gaza by the IDF. Wondefully written by Max Blumenthal.
“I am going to use that marker to throw it at the Israeli soldiers, even if that is the last thing that I do ... Israel wants us to be closed, isolated—to push us to the extreme,” ... “It doesn’t want us to be educated. It doesn’t want us to see ourselves as part of a universal struggle against oppression. They don’t want us to be educated or to be educators.”
"Candidate For George Santos' Open House Seat Is Convicted In Jan. 6 Riot"
"who testified at trial that he had “no idea” Congress met inside the U.S. Capitol"
“I’ll tell you a secret since media is not here,” he said. God revealed to Johnson that he would be a Moses-like figure leading the GOP and the country through a “Red Sea moment.”
Michael Sifry continues to have one of the better perspectives on the conflict IMHO.
“If Israelis and Palestinians can learn to accept the legitimacy of each other’s national narratives, can they also forge a shared future as well? That is the premise of A Land For All, a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace group founded in 2012 that has been developing a fresh approach to resolving the historic conflict.”