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July 2016: "As the odds of another idiot taking over in the USA are non-negligible, I come back to DU at this time."

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French lawmakers ban websites that spread 'false information' on abortion

Source: International News 24/7. 20:03 local time

" French Senators on Thursday passed a bill to ban pro-life websites from spreading "false information" about abortion, following a heated debate with rightwing lawmakers who argued it would contravene freedom of expression. "

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20161207-french-lawmakers-ban-websites-spread-false-information-abortion



The Law was passed in 1975 by a right-wing administration not because of a sudden open-miodedness, but because clinics had become common-place and had massive support from lawyers, organizations and people in general, which had created a wide disconnect between the state of the law and... reality.
On a more general level, this also signals the possibility of consequencing the spread of false information, which has become a staple of the right-wing diet everywhere in the world.

Half of Russians fear Syria could spark WWIII.

http://www.france24.com/en/20161031-half-russians-fear-syria-could-spark-wwiii

This might herald an inflection point in this nation's trajectory. A point where reasonable fear takes precedence over wounded pride. A people who has lost about 20 millions during WW2 cannot forget what war costs.

FX!

Better Things and Atlanta. Best shows I saw in a long while.

Thinking about moving abroad?

http://www.france24.com/en/20161027-pirate-party-set-rattle-iceland-snap-election

Grab that, asshole:

http://www.france24.com/en/20161027-pussy-riot-rips-trump-dystopian-video

Any gamblers around?

http://www.legalbettingonline.com/political/

An excellent article that pretty much settles the nature/nurture problem.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392256/

Barnum's legacy.

This nation's public sphere has now reached the level, techniques and general meaning and functioning of a bona fide circus, almost up to the radical Roman version. Unfortunately, this is not a specifically american phenomenon. It heralds the next step in the evolution of infrastructures worldwide. We are watching the unfolding of the capitalistic historical achievement: the generalization of life as a series of images.

Another piece of good debunking, critical, investigative journalism

One of the next battles. Unless you can move to Finland, Or pretty much anywhere else in the world.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/09/14/wall-streets-new-way-of-making-money-from-public-education-and-why-its-a-problem/

Good investigative journalism.

This is about the way donations influenced the state of Wisconsin policies under Walker.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/corporate-cash-john-doe-files-scott-walker-wisconsin
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