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The Making of #QAnon: A Crowdsourced #Conspiracy


source: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2021/01/07/the-making-of-qanon-a-crowdsourced-conspiracy/
Q was a skilled LARPer who fed the audience’s beliefs back to them; recycled ideas from earlier LARPs; and had help early on from a small but clever band of fans who spread word about the drops outside of #4chan.
#larp #news #internet #politics #capitol #usa
 

The Making of #QAnon: A Crowdsourced #Conspiracy


source: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2021/01/07/the-making-of-qanon-a-crowdsourced-conspiracy/
Q was a skilled LARPer who fed the audience’s beliefs back to them; recycled ideas from earlier LARPs; and had help early on from a small but clever band of fans who spread word about the drops outside of #4chan.
#larp #news #internet #politics #capitol #usa
 
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#politics #healthcare #covid19 #corona #lockdown #zerocovid

#ZeroCovid

Our goal is 0 infections.

We demand a European shutdown in solidarity.


After a full year of the pandemic Europe is in an extremely critical condition. Thousands of people die every day, even more get infected. The new corona virus disease spreads rapidly, accelerated by mutations. The measures taken by the governments are not enough: they extend the pandemic instead of ending it and thus continually endanger our lives. The strategy of controlling the pandemic (“flatten the curve”) has failed. It limited our lives and still resulted in millions of infections and tens of thousands of deaths. We now need a radical change of strategy: instead of a controlled continuation of the pandemic, it needs to end. The goal must not be only 200, 50, or 25 new infections per day – it must be zero.

We immediately need a common strategy in Europe in order to fight the pandemic effectively. We will not win with vaccinations alone. Especially not if the fight against the pandemic consists of an arbitrary limitation of leisure activities without a proper shutdown of the economy. We want that the Sars-CoV-2-infections will be limited to such an extentso as to make every single infection become traceable again. The determined action by many other countries around the world has shown that it is possible to end the spread of the virus.

We orient ourselves on the joint statement calling for Pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections published by scientists on December 19, 2020. Yet we are convinced that the containment of the virus can only happen if all measures are designed in a way that supports solidarity in our society.
- https://zero-covid.org/home/english-version/
 
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#politics #healthcare #covid19 #corona #lockdown #zerocovid

#ZeroCovid

Our goal is 0 infections.

We demand a European shutdown in solidarity.


After a full year of the pandemic Europe is in an extremely critical condition. Thousands of people die every day, even more get infected. The new corona virus disease spreads rapidly, accelerated by mutations. The measures taken by the governments are not enough: they extend the pandemic instead of ending it and thus continually endanger our lives. The strategy of controlling the pandemic (“flatten the curve”) has failed. It limited our lives and still resulted in millions of infections and tens of thousands of deaths. We now need a radical change of strategy: instead of a controlled continuation of the pandemic, it needs to end. The goal must not be only 200, 50, or 25 new infections per day – it must be zero.

We immediately need a common strategy in Europe in order to fight the pandemic effectively. We will not win with vaccinations alone. Especially not if the fight against the pandemic consists of an arbitrary limitation of leisure activities without a proper shutdown of the economy. We want that the Sars-CoV-2-infections will be limited to such an extentso as to make every single infection become traceable again. The determined action by many other countries around the world has shown that it is possible to end the spread of the virus.

We orient ourselves on the joint statement calling for Pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections published by scientists on December 19, 2020. Yet we are convinced that the containment of the virus can only happen if all measures are designed in a way that supports solidarity in our society.
- https://zero-covid.org/home/english-version/
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #architecture, #art, #fashion, #food, #interiors, #movies, #politics, #swimming, #travel, and #trees. Looking forward to exploring Diaspors.
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #architecture, #art, #fashion, #food, #interiors, #movies, #politics, #swimming, #travel, and #trees. Looking forward to exploring Diaspors.
 

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It (and What Comes Next) | Vice

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death."
How one woman led a "host of amateur data hoarders" to retrieve a mass of evidence of the attack on The Capitol.

#technology #tech #hacking #Parler #politics #US #Capitol
 

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It (and What Comes Next) | Vice

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death."
How one woman led a "host of amateur data hoarders" to retrieve a mass of evidence of the attack on The Capitol.

#technology #tech #hacking #Parler #politics #US #Capitol
 

Shutdown two, week ten


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

Still no end in sight; today, our government has tightened the contact restrictions again and extended the lockdown to the end of January. Quite rightly so, the infection rates are still way too high. Even though we all know that the virus transmits from person to person, some politicians from our governing party advocate to Continue reading Shutdown two, week ten
Shutdown two, week ten
 

Trump impeachment: Democrats formally charge president with inciting insurrection | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump is set to become the first US president to be impeached twice, after Democrats in the House of Representatives formally charged him with one count of “incitement of insurrection”, over the Capitol Hill riot.
It's happening.

#politics #USA #Trump #impeachment
 

Trump impeachment: Democrats formally charge president with inciting insurrection | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump is set to become the first US president to be impeached twice, after Democrats in the House of Representatives formally charged him with one count of “incitement of insurrection”, over the Capitol Hill riot.
It's happening.

#politics #USA #Trump #impeachment
 

The U.S. Is Suffering From Political Debt.


Political debt is like technical debt:
a concept in software development that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy (limited) solution now instead of using a better approach that would take longer.
And technical debt is like financial debt: it's a claim against future wealth or productivity to be able to accomplish a little more now.

The problem with debt, though, is accruing interest. In technical, and political, debt, it is deferred maintenance that accumulates with time.

Political debt in the United States has several elements. Off the top of my head:
  • The unholy alliance forged by the GOP in the 1970s between white nationalist former Southern Democrats and the Evangelical Fundaentalist Christian movemets, to secure votes.
  • The Democrat's betrayal of Labour and rural Ameica,.
  • An exceedingly poorly considered abandonment of ethical media standards, including the Fairness Doctrine and a fundamental respect for truth.
  • Continuation of 300+ years of systemic racism and cultural genocide.
  • The utterly corrosive nature of money in politics, most especially the Citizens United case.
  • Adtech.
  • Social Media.
  • The disaster that is Shareholder Value.
  • An economy premised on asset inflation rather than production and well-being.
  • Neoliberalism.
  • Libertarianism in the von Mises / Ayn Rand / Murray Rothbard vein promulgated by the Koch Brothers, Atlas Network, and Mont Pelerin Society.
  • A century spent ignoring the impacts of fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Agnotology: corporations not only lying for private gain, but distorting cultural knowledge and understanding of critical concepts: global warming, leaded gasoline and paint, tobacco, mobile phone use in cars, asbestos, CFCs, mercury, acid rain, nuclear power, petroleum, economics, capitalism, fabricated political wedge issues, the lie of "rugged individualism", the vital importance of common weal.
  • The GOP's open embrace of fascism, white nationalism, and religious extremism.
Undoubtedly others.

That debt must be paid down. Now.

#PoliticalDebt #politics #UnitedStates #FairnessDoctrine #Agnotology
 

A Mighty Wind: Meta-post Discussion of the Volte-face in online media and politics


Twitter and Facebook have banned DJT, GooglePlay have banned Parler, Apple appears ready to, and more, as ... scattered over numerous posts. @Joerg Fliege suggests:
I think we need a meta post to discuss this sudden change in Twitter/Facebook/Google/Apple[?]/Reddit[??] behaviour. Together with all the resignations from the White House it does feel like the wind is coming from a new direction.

(And I continue to be reminded of stories from my grandma, who lived through Hitler’s regime. The amount of people who suddenly decided to burn their uniforms in Spring 1945 was amazing. They all turned up later, well embedded in the new administration, mind you.)
I aim to please (though my aim is poor). Here's that meta post.

I'll collect other links in comments, though the inspiration post is Google pulls Parler from Play Store for fostering calls to violence.

Also: Twitter have permanently banned Trump:

General political / media topics welcomed.

#AMightyWind #Politics #Facebook #Twitter #Google #Apple #Parler #DJT #Jan6Coup #Defacification
 
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A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 
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A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 
Bild/Foto
A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 
“I think there is considerable value in trying to view one’s life as an on-going project of ethical progress, centred on bringing together our growing understanding of the virtues and of how to treat other people better; and that this view can help us to adopt a more thoughtful and constructive view of political engagement than is often held.” Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter

modernstoicism.com/can-you-be-a-stoic-and-a-political-activist-by-christopher-gill

#Stoicism #Stoic #philosophy #virtue #politics #ethics #action #activism
Can you be a Stoic and a political activist? by Christopher Gill
 
“I think there is considerable value in trying to view one’s life as an on-going project of ethical progress, centred on bringing together our growing understanding of the virtues and of how to treat other people better; and that this view can help us to adopt a more thoughtful and constructive view of political engagement than is often held.” Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter

modernstoicism.com/can-you-be-a-stoic-and-a-political-activist-by-christopher-gill

#Stoicism #Stoic #philosophy #virtue #politics #ethics #action #activism
Can you be a Stoic and a political activist? by Christopher Gill
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 

Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix | The London Economic

Pro-Brexit lobby Leave.EU has been revealed to have migrated its domain’s registrant address to Waterford in the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU registry.
#politics #UK #EU #Brexit #YouCouldntMakeItUp
Leave.EU moves to Ireland to keep .EU suffix
 
A new game for UK members:

Boris Briefing Bullshit Bingo


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#uk #politics #coronavirus #covid #borisjohnson #flannel
 

Assange extradition rejected

Extradition to the U.S. would be unjust and oppressive to Assange's mental health, British Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser said in her decision Monday.
#Assange #extradition #USA #British #judge #legal #ruling #politics #journalism #crime
 

Assange extradition rejected

Extradition to the U.S. would be unjust and oppressive to Assange's mental health, British Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser said in her decision Monday.
#Assange #extradition #USA #British #judge #legal #ruling #politics #journalism #crime
 

Shutdown two, week nine


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #leavenoonebehind #politics

It came, and it went, my first virtual New Years Eve. Relatively uneventful, zooming with family and friends, and watching a Techno live stream on Twitch. The start of the new year was not a big thing; were still in the first year of life in the age of pandemics, and nothing is going to Continue reading Shutdown two, week nine
Shutdown two, week nine
 

#US #Covid-19 death toll passes 350,000 amid #vaccine distribution delays | World news | The Guardian


The whole #Trump administration is a shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/us-covid-coronavirus-death-toll-350000-vaccine-rollout

#Politics #Pandemic #Coronavirus
 

#US #Covid-19 death toll passes 350,000 amid #vaccine distribution delays | World news | The Guardian


The whole #Trump administration is a shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/us-covid-coronavirus-death-toll-350000-vaccine-rollout

#Politics #Pandemic #Coronavirus
 
gerade laufend - sehr kompetent mit dem Rat später das relive anzuhören:

https://streaming.media.ccc.de/rc3/one

GLOBALISIERUNG, DIGITALISIERUNG UND DIE WACHSTUMSFRAGE
von

Prof. Dr. Niko Paech

#rC3

#Ethics #Society #Politics
 

Shutdown two, week eight


#climateemergency #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

My first ever entirely virtual Christmas and it went quite well! And so will New Years, I hope. As the lockdown goes on and social distancing rules remain in effect, Im getting less and less anxious and more adapted to the new normal I guess it will feel somewhat strange in late 2021 Continue reading Shutdown two, week eight
Shutdown two, week eight
 
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