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An Aggregation of my Online Presence

This Is 'Not Fine': New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration


Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr summed up how lawmakers and Trump administration officials have failed to acknowledge the dangerous problem of foreign influence operations in America on Wednesday, with an internet meme.
via This Is ‘Not Fine’: New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration
If not collusion, what is the possible reason?

Ride-sharing causes far more city traffic than it prevents: report


Uber and Lyft have long argued that they are a complement to mass transit, and that with the growth of their pooled-ride services they are reducing individual car use, congestion and pollution in this city and others. Not so, according to a report released Wednesday.
via Ride-sharing causes far more city traffic than it prevents: report
Incentivizing drivers to go into already crowded areas creates more traffic.

David Brooks is still an idiot.


The Democrats are emphasizing fighting grit these days, not compassion or technocratic expertise.
via What Is the Democratic Story?
If you google “david brooks profiles in timidity” you’ll see he often makes the exact oppisite argument. That the dems lack courage of conviction and lean on technocratic policy arguments. David Brooks doesn’t care what dems do or don’t. He’ll argue that it’s the wrong thing.

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.


WASHINGTON — As Russia’s virtual war against the United States continues unabated with the midterm elections approaching, the State Department has yet to spend any of the $120 million it has been allocated since late 2016 to counter foreign efforts to meddle in elections or sow distrust in democ
via State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.
This should have been a bigger story in March when it ran.

I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party


About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati decided to hand out bumper stickers proclaiming, “Trump 2020.
via I was a real Republican, before the ‘wingnuts’ took over my party
These articles are disapointing. The wingnuts took over your party in the mid 1990s. It just took you this long to notice.

Reagan's Son: Trump's Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President


The son of former President Ronald Reagan believes Donald Trump’s political base is so consumed by hatred for the Democrats that they would vote for Vladimir Putin to be America’s president instead of virtually any member of that party.
via Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
Well yeah they would. The GOP has spent 25 years demonizing their fellow Americans as traitors and this is the logical outcome of that.