This is an open thread launched while current events still unfold. It may offer an overview for folks still acquainting themselves with the news about Rex Tillerson, Russia, and the UK.
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
Call me cynical, but I think this anticipated US-North Korea meeting is just another means for making somebody cash.
Didn’t Congress learn anything from 2008? Didn’t Democrats in particular learn anything from the banking-created crash? Tell them to get a clue and vote NO on S.2155 banking regulation roll-back.
A motley collection of things on my desk, fit only for an open thread — stock and commodities markets this morning, a little playing with language, some cyber. The usual around here.
There’s more going on than meets the eye, a casual search reveals. Why was a bank and tax fraud and money launderer involved in identity theft monitoring?
It was just a single act of microaggression. There may be worse ahead; making nice is a luxury for some of us.
Open thread for you folks to talk about the latest developments in the Trump-Russia investigation, including Manafort’s rejected bail package and fresh charges filed today.
This is an open thread dedicated to this morning’s news — Team Mueller’s charged Alex van der Zwaan with false statements, a 17th name pops up, and look, a father-in-law in the mix, too!
Though conservatives love to disparage the American entertainment industry as liberal, Hollywood’s business practices have been anything but, evident in its continued racism. Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Panther gives Hollywood a solid kick in its racist ass.
Bring your discussions about guns here. Keep them out of other threads so that others can have uninterrupted discussions on topic.