Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

South Park: Band in China…

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NYT: How Italians Became ‘White’

Brent Staples, writing at the paper of record: Darker skinned southern Italians endured the penalties of blackness on both sides of the Atlantic. In Italy, Northerners had long held that Southerners — particularly Sicilians — were an “uncivilized” and racially inferior people, too obviously African to be part of Europe. Racist dogma about Southern Italians […]

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Sunday 13th of October 2019

“Hey Darryl.” “Hey Darryl.” “What?!” “Coal mining and truck driving are not exactly jobs of the future, so add Carrara subway tile to my fucking shopping list!” —Randy Marsh to Darryl Weathers, South Park S21E01, “White People Renovating Houses” (2017). Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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FiveThirtyEight Significant Digits: 43 new accusations

Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 43 new accusations Two dozen women have already publicly accused President Trump of inappropriate behavior, but a new book details 43 new allegations, including more than two dozen cases of “unwanted sexual contact.” The book is “All The President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator” […]

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Reason: The Same FBI That Wants To Destroy Encryption Is Still Illegally Snooping on Americans

Scott Shackford, writing at reason.com: As late as last year, agents at the FBI were still violating the privacy rights of American citizens through misuse of federal surveillance tools, a ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has revealed. The ruling is from October 2018 but was only declassified and disclosed this week, albeit […]

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Thursday 10th of October 2019

“Contrary to what the judge thinks, the only thing that has been made clear is just how ludicrously cruel our criminal justice system can be.” 21-Year-Old Oversleeps, Misses Jury Duty, and Goes to Jail for 10 Days Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Remembering Cisco Landry, seven years on

As I do every year on the 9th of October, I take a few moments to remember… Seven years ago today, my family lost a beloved member… our faithful companion, Cisco Landry.

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Trump: Wag, wag, wag…

CONRAD BREAN: “Who’s got the story?” AMES: “Wait, don’t you want to know if it’s true?” CONRAD: “What difference does it make if it’s true? It’s a story and if it breaks they’re gonna have to run with it. How long we got ’till it breaks?” AMES: “Front page, Washington Post tomorrow.” CONRAD: “Uh, well, […]

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Sunday 6th of October 2019

R.I.P. Ginger Baker Ginger Baker, Powerhouse Jazz-Rock Drummer for Cream, Dies at 80 Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Saturday 5th of October 2019

“A recurring theme throughout Donald Trump’s presidency has been his inability to distinguish between the interests of the country and the interests of Donald Trump.” Reason Roundup Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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