The USA Neocons in charge are attempting to foment WWIII vs. Russia using Ukraine as proxy battlefield. Moscow Russians protest, “There’ll be no Maidan here!”, worried about a CIA + EU + IMF + NATO + western Ukraine + Nazi stormtrooper backed coup in Moscow too! CIA is also protecting opium growers in Afghanistan whose output is fueling a heroin epidemic in Russia. Putin wonders why after Sochi, this?
The US Constitution is on hold. Swearing an oath doesn’t mean today what it used to mean, else there’d be other than whistleblowers up on charges of treason. They’ve a militarized standing occupation army over them, fighting wars on domestic soil, something they once fought a Revolutionary War over. Mainstream media led by the New York Times sings of their battle cries.
Torture is defended. Whistleblowers are prosecuted endlessly or driven into exile. The MPAA plus Pharma Imaginary Property battle will kill culture (I boycott). Aaron Swartz is hounded to suicide. Can this century get any sillier?
On the bright side (re: cop shootings of civilians):
“Of persons shot: 4% were Asian or Filipino, 19% African-American, 36% Latino, 1% Pacific Islander, 37% Anglo, and the race or ethnicity of 4% were unknown.”
So, 37% Anglo, 36% Latino, and only 19% Black. It seems the cops in the US don’t treat caucasians better than minorities. I’ve been wondering why cops never do things to me that I hear of them doing to many others, yet I’d never seen it. Others said that’s because I’m white. Apparently not.
Now I’m fiddling with WordPress on a Sunday morning thanks to Michael Gheist (sp?). I’m also testing applications running in my new Linux install. Fluxbox kind of works. Sound degraded to left speaker. Runs 20 C hotter than Mint 17 was, even in Fluxbox. i2p server appears to work.
Still lots of wonkiness with charsets and keyboard. Classic “Debian gotcha.” I had to type my wordpress password into emacs, then paste that into wp’s pword field to login. Once in, this editor appears fine. Go figure. What charset and keyboard is the pword field seeing? Or, what is Firefox transmitting, but only in the pword field? Wonkiness.
FYI: http://wiki.debian.org/StephenKeeling – I’m also on LinkedIn, but I’m not a social networking type. I seldom go there. What I’m doing with WordPress, I’m still hoping to discover.