"It is perhaps because of this history that many people in the U.K. are so awfully uninformed about the EU. Its political and journalistic classes are simply unused to having to consider the opinions of others."
Brexit Britain: Small, boring and stupid -- Politico
Inside The North Carolina Absentee Ballot Election Scandal: Cash, Pills — And Ballots
Took a Social Media break during our vacation. Too much going on...
Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.
A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.
Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017
I just don't believe that there are enough members of the coalition of the decent in America to save us. I hope I'm wrong. But I suspect that we are rotten to the core. Need to find if other people in the world still have retained their decency.
Laughing at (not equal to) laughing with.
D.C. Conservatives Are A Bunch Of Weird Nationals Fans
Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month
Wherein the New York Times plays the dupe again and continues its role as useful idiot in destroying American democracy.
The pleasures of post-rush hour breakfast in Chiang Mai
Ten years after the financial crisis, business journalism awaits its reckoning - Columbia Journalism Review
"Given the absence of an independent paper audit trail of the vote, the scope of this threat is difficult to quantify, though even a minor alteration of votes in close electoral races can make a material difference in the outcome," the judge said."
Georgia Voters Lose Last-Ditch Bid for Midterm Paper Ballots -- Bloomberg
Amusing Finalists From This Year’s ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’ -- Colossal
The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality -- The Conversation
"You are not algorithms. But you are also not neutral. And because you have the power to amplify messages, people also want to manipulate you...Just as the US military needed to change tactics to grapple with a tribal, networked, and distributed adversary, so must you."
How a new class of “digital martyrs” are manipulating social networks -- The Verge