• Why We’re More Exhausted Than Ever | TIME

    We’re now in the era of “The Great Exhaustion,” what writer and computer science professor Cal Newport has called a time when people are looking to reestablish their relationship with work in order to reduce their pervasive sense of drain. Most people aren’t surprised to hear about “The Great Exhaustion.” We know that we are tired, and we see it in the choices we make every day: ordering dinner because we don’t have the energy to make it, trying to find ways to work from home so we don’t have to add a two-hour commute to our day, infrequent social outings because it is impossible to coordinate busy adult schedules, complete de-prioritization of hobbies—the list goes on and on. People feel so fatigued that they are cutting out activities that used to be commonplace and low stress, like working out and going to the supermarket. Factor in recovering from the pandemic, inflation, and global stressors, and you’ve got a recipe for complete physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion.

  • American Office Workers Are Living Even Farther From Employers Now - The New York Times

    Many Americans now live roughly twice as far from their offices as they did prepandemic. That’s according to a new study, set to be released this week, from economists at Stanford and Gusto, a payroll provider, using data from Gusto. The economists studied employee and employer address data from nearly 6,000 employers across the country and found that the average distance between people’s homes and workplaces rose to 27 miles in 2023 from 10 miles in 2019, more than doubling.

  • Nascar driver caught wearing an amphibious-like glove in a cheating violation

    NASCAR on Saturday displayed a clearly altered glove that Joey Logano wore in qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where aerodynamic-deflecting alterations were so obvious it looked as if he was wearing part of an amphibious costume. The black glove for Logano’s left hand had webbing made of an unspecified material in between every finger. The theory is that Logano, who qualified second at Atlanta last weekend, had the glove altered in order to place his hand out his window as an aerodynamic blocker during qualifying.

  • Day 4/10: hiragana loses out to Legos

  • For high-earning workers, it's hard to break free from 'golden handcuffs'

Electric / Self Driving cars

Trump / War against the Right / Jan6

Pox / COVID / BioTerror AgitProp

Info Rental / ShowBiz / Advertising

Space / Boomy Zoomers / UFO

  • Why It’s So Challenging to Land Upright on the Moon - The New York Times

    Why is there a sudden epidemic of spacecraft rolling on the moon like Olympic gymnasts performing floor routines? Is it really that difficult to land upright there? “So, on the moon, you have to design to keep the sideways velocities very low at touchdown, much lower than you would if landing the vehicle in Earth’s gravity,” Dr. Metzger wrote on X.

Crypto con games

Gubmint / Poilitcks / Law Making

  • Nikki Haley wins Washington DC primary

  • the ponzi bomb under the city walls - by el gato malo

    those who have been paying attention, (a surprisingly small number in one gato’s opinion), have been increasingly wondering about major US cites going bankrupt. the folks at “truth in accounting” recently laid out some stark findings: last year, 53 of the 75 most populous US cities (70%) did not have enough money to pay their bills. they held $307bn in assets and $595bn in debt, a coverage ratio of only 52% and this is probably much too optimistic as future labilities look to be being systematically reduced and future income projections look implausibly rosy, especially given how trends are going.

    the simple fact is that many cities, states, and likely the US as whole are past the point of fiscal irresponsibility where there is any path back that is not truly horrible for someone.

  • The Supreme Court Must Be Stopped | The Nation

    when the Supreme Court helps Trump get away with his crimes, or at least helps him delay his reckoning until after the election—as it did earlier this week when it agreed to hear his claims for immunity from federal prosecution—nothing happens. The Supreme Court must be made to pay a price—a political, institutional, professional price—for its ongoing political thuggery lightly disguised as jurisprudence. Its members will never stop acting like the only nine Americans who matter until we stop them from doing that. And the only way to stop them is to limit their power, their budgets, and their unearned belief in their own supremacy.

  • Ahead of Super Tuesday, US elections face existential and homegrown threats

    "This election cycle, the US will face more adversaries, moving at a faster pace, and enabled by new technology," warned FBI director Christopher Wray, speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance breakfast on Thursday. A few days earlier, US senator Mark Warner (D-VA), who chairs the Senate's Intelligence Committee, told Trellix CEO Bryan Palma that the United States is less prepared to combat foreign intervention in the 2024 elections than was the case in 2020. In addition to China, Russia, Iran, and other nations meddling in American politics this year, homegrown criminals remain a very real menace to free and fair elections.

    "With elections, the biggest threat is misinformation, disinformation, from foreign and domestic [sources]," Crystal Morin, a cybersecurity strategist at infosec tools vendor Sysdig told The Register. "Honestly, it doesn't really matter whether it's coming from a foreign adversary or someone in the US. None of it's good. We need to try to defend against that, and differentiate true from false as best we can."

  • Hunter Biden Held Previously Undisclosed Meeting With The "F**king Spy Chief Of China" | ZeroHedge

  • Letter from CPAC - Naomi Wolf

    (Coverage of CPAC in our own legacy media, NBC in this case, identified attendees as Nazis, smearing the event by association, though I neither saw nor heard anything remotely of this kind.)

    As I looked at the spinning, exuberant, innocently joyful young people, I realized in a flash — this is the Revolution. This was not the Moral Majority of my father’s era. Rather, this was a subversive, courageous subculture that was resisting the dominant narrative, and the morass of darkness that is our dominant cultural moment. These, I realized with a start — are the dissidents. This is the counterculture.

Law Breaking / Police / Internal Security

External Security / Militaria / Diplomania

  • CIA-Funded Experiments on Children in Europe During the Cold War

  • War is Brutally Honest - Name it as Such

    Sometimes, the defeated party never admits defeat. It never feels defeated. It never accepts defeat. Their opponent never completed the job of breaking their will. That formula is simply a recipe for a longer war. Take the American-Afghan War of 2001 to 2021. The Afghan people, their will manifested via the Taliban, simply had the will to win more than the Americans and their allies. Their definition of defeat and the American definition of defeat were different. The American’s knew the Taliban’s center of gravity, but did not have the will to undermine it.

    A just, compassionate nation will always ensure that it is strong and ready for war because war will surely come. Someone will win that war. It can be the just and compassionate nation, or it can be the aggressive and brutal nation. For a just nation to win, it must be prepared to be more aggressive and in a fashion, as brutal - in context and constraints - than its enemy. The future is not granted, it is won and maintained through the successful execution of warfare.

  • Opinion | Learn from Israel: Recruit civilian tech experts for reserve units - The Washington Post

    The impact of experience extends beyond software engineering. One of us has witnessed several examples in Israel since Oct. 7: When Hamas’s financial transactions had to be analyzed, a volunteer who works in the financial industry quickly connected the necessary dots. In another case, a senior data scientist — whose day job is in advertising — was able to immediately handle complex data sets from media and tech sources. And skilled academics used cutting-edge AI algorithms to sift through the enormous amount of GoPro, phone and multimedia content posted by the terrorists, enabling Israel to track them and their hostages.

    Unlike Israel, the United States should not — and, in fact, cannot — wait for a war of necessity to realize these benefits. Israel’s smooth integration of senior technical talent should serve as inspiration to act now. The newly established technical reserve units would set aside maximum age limits and seek individuals with a certain number of years of experience in fields such as software engineering, data science, AI and machine learning modeling, and technical project management. Their work would pay off not only during times of activation after a crisis but also during every single day they perform their reserve duty.


Iran / Houthi / Red Sea / Mediterranean

Environment / Climate / Green Propaganda