It’s interesting how certain narratives are pushed when tensions rise. But are they really theories or conditioning? What other conditioning might happen if media infrastructure changed? This is an open thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
Is it really all that radical to want to form a more perfect union by establishing economic and social justice? This is an open thread.
We were warned in 1999, and again in 2013 if not earlier. Asymmetric warfare is here to stay.
It’s Monday morning; do you know where your phone is? Good. Get dialing.
America’s founders didn’t set out to create a summer holiday when they signed what for all intents and purposes was their death warrant.
I don’t even have a real post for this because I am so goddamned angry right now. PAY ATTENTION, DAMN IT. Where are the girls, the babies, all of the children?
When I think I can’t get any angrier, the Trump administration proves there isn’t a limit to how low they will go. ICE asked last year to shorten the time it keeps records on sexual assaults and deaths of detained immigrants in custody.
The Trump administration has been planning these ‘death camps’ for a year. Don’t tell me it’s hyperbole when they can’t show us the girls and babies.
Memorial walkouts for Columbine mass shooting victims will take place today, part of a national school walkout. Is it coincidence LEO were on alert this week about protests?
Dog’s breakfast, hodgepodge, pastiche, olio — some Cohen, some Facebook, some media bias, more — this is a catch-all post with an open thread. Bring it!