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  1. Cargoland 2

    Forty percent of everything that the United States imports — car parts, bananas, lumber, jet engines, grain, shoes, phones, sofas, and so much of what fills the aisles of Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot — comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  2. Cargoland

    Forty percent of everything that the United States imports — car parts, bananas, lumber, jet engines, grain, shoes, phones, sofas, and so much of what fills the aisles of Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot — comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  3. Ep. 27 Alnoor Ladha “Rewriting the Rules” – Team Human

    Playing for Team Human today, activist trainer and executive director of, Alnoor Ladha.

    Alnoor will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society.

    Learn more about Alnoor and his work at the rules at

    In today’s monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?

    —Huffduffed by kevinmarks

  4. Hitler Was ‘Blitzed’ on Cocaine And Opiates During The War, Author Says : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Author Norman Ohler says that Adolf Hitler’s drug abuse increased "significantly" from the fall of 1941 until winter of 1944: "Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma."

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  5. Tracking Domestic Terrorism In Southern Nevada | Nevada Public Radio

    A week after the shooting of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church, revulsion to the act remains strong throughout the country.The alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, has been called everything from racist to a right-wing extremist to mentally ill to a white-supremacist.He has also been called a “domestic terrorist.”And Las Vegas has more than a tangential tie to domestic terrorism than many would like to admit.A year ago, Las Vegas Metro Police officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck were shot to death while having lunch by Jared and Amanda Miller. The Millers then killed another man, Joseph Wilcox.The Millers left a swastika, a Gadsden flag with the “Don’t Tread On Me” Revolutionary War slogan, and a note, stating: “This is the start of the revolution.”The shooting came just two months after a standoff between self-ascribed militiamen at the ranch of Cliven Bundy, 75 miles northwest of Las Vegas, and federal authorities.A new report by the New American Foundation shows that the number of people killed by right-wing extremist over the past 10 years greatly outnumber the people killed by the jihadist attacks in the U.S.  According to the foundation, 26 people were killed in attacks linked to jihadist beliefs while 48 were killed by people with extreme right-wing and anti-government views.Support comes from

    David Sterman with the New America Foundation told KNPR’s State of Nevada that the recent attack in South Carolina falls within that category.“I think the latest shooting in Charleston is clearly an act of terrorism,” Sterman said.According to the foundation and Sterman, terrorism is defined as non-state violence targeting non-combatants with a political edge.He said labeling is important in these kinds of cases because it helps people know what they are talking about and group like events together.He believes there is more focus both by law enforcement and the general public on jihadist terror than on home-grown terror.“There does appear to be a lack of focus on the extreme right-wing violence, anti-government violence,” Sterman explained. “The recent shooting in Charleston is a good example. Where most scholars would categorize this as domestic terrorist incident but it’s not clear it will be charged that way.”The belief is obviously tied to the attacks of September 11th, where Al Qaida killed more than 3,000 Americans in just a few hours. But, Sterman said things have changed.“The threat from Al Qaida and similar jihadist groups has largely decentralized and changed over that decade,” he said.Lt. Nichole Splinter from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police is tasked with fighting terrorism in Southern Nevada as part of the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center.While the center works to stop terrorism, they are always mindful of not interfering with people’s right to free speech.“When it comes to extremism, America has no shortage,” she explained, “Our goal is we focus on the violent extremism, when it crosses that line into the criminal realm is when we take notice.”She said finding so-called lone wolves is made more difficult by the Internet. People can now find other like-mined people in chat rooms and “self-radicalize in the privacy of their own bedrooms.”“They’re harder for us to identify and locate because of the fact that it is done so privately. That is why we really rely on the community and the family members,” Splinter said.She said speech that bothers us doesn’t cross the line. Law enforcement must look beyond that for patterns of behavior that show someone is looking to stop talking and start doing something about their beliefs.“We don’t focus on the individual, we focus on the behavior,” Splinter said. “We don’t place those titles, well this person is right wing or this person is left wing we look at the threat in general.”Julia Watson is an intelligence analyst with the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center. She agrees and said people have to cross a line before they will investigate.“I would say that first we don’t necessarily monitor individuals, everybody has their constitutionally protected rights, and we’re not going infringe upon those unless we have a criminal predicate or a reason to go look,” Watson explained.Click Here to read New America Foundation study

    —Huffduffed by stan

  6. Futility Closet Episode 144: The Murder Castle

    When detectives explored the Chicago hotel owned by insurance fraudster H.H. Holmes in 1894, they found a nightmarish warren of blind passageways, trapdoors, hidden chutes, and asphyxiation chambers in which Holmes had killed dozens or perhaps even hundreds of victims. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow the career of America’s first documented serial killer, who headlines called “a fiend in human shape.”

    We’ll also gape at some fireworks explosions and puzzle over an intransigent insurance company.

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  7. #119: Documentation 2 - CodePen Blog

    Show Description

    Chris and Marie talk about what it’s like to write and maintain documentation for a complex app. Can documentation also be marketing? What’s it like keeping documentation inside WordPress?

    Show Links

    Chris on CodePen

    Marie on CodePen


    CodePen Documentation: Debug View

    CodePen Job Board

    ShopTalk Show

    Express Scripts Senior UI Developer Job


    —Huffduffed by cdevroe

  8. Steve Jobs’s first reaction to the Genius Bar: ‘That’s so idiotic! It’ll never work!’ - Recode

    The longtime Apple CEO had to be convinced that tech support could connect with customers.

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  9. The Podcast for Social Research, Episode 17: Reading Donna Haraway in the Anthropocene - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research



    Danya’s note: Thinking about our conversation, I am also thinking about the politics of (im)purity that runs throughout Haraway’s work, which is very committed to not fetishizing an originary purity of any kind, biological or social. That’s another place where the “circuits” come in: she is concerned with the looping, hybridizing, cyborgian connections across boundaries of kind, class, and matter. Another book along these lines that I’m looking forward to reading is Alexis Shotwell’s Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times.

    Ajay’s point about “the diaspora” as the basis of politics in this book is revealing here as well. Not only should we stop telling stories about science and technology that assume an originary purity of type or species, we should also stop telling stories that assume an origin point. In the twenty-first century, our times, a mythic time, we are all cyborg, and we are also all diaspora. I think this is a challenging politics to realize, because it undermines the politics of the post-Enlightenment nation-state, which assumes a stable population of like-minded and like-bodied individuals who are easy to follow through society. So this is another way into thinking about the real-world political challenges Haraway presents us with, here and elsewhere, concerning the question of how do you live well while staying with the trouble? How do you embrace a politics of impurity yet live ethically, in tough but fair “earth-wide projects of finite freedom, adequate material abundance, modest meaning in suffering, and limited happiness” (Haraway 1991, “Situated Knowledges”, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women, 187)? This is a politics of vision, and of envisioning, as well as of remembering, engineering, travelling and settling, producing and reproducing. It is, quite emphatically, a major political question of our time.

    Ajay’s note: Mckenzie Wark’s Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene (linked below) thinks about and with Bogdanov quite productively. But this was also there in several other Soviets from scientists like Vladimir Verdanksy to Bukharin himself. Re: Bukharin please see Stephen Cohen’s Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution (also linked below).

    And the Heidegger line I was thinking of is: “the world worlds” from this piece of perfect pseudo-mystical nonsense: “The world worlds, and is more fully in Being than the tangible and perceptible realm in which we believe ourselves at home” from “The Origin of the Work of Art.”

    Technical Details: This episode of the Podcast for Social Research was recorded at The Workmen’s Circle on January 27th, 2017 (a short day in the long anthropocene) and edited by Susan Lee.


    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  10. Lingthusiasm 01: Speaking a single language won’t bring about world peace

    Wouldn’t it solve so many problems in the world if everyone just spoke the same language? Not so fast!

    Lingthusiasm is a brand-new podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo​ and Gretchen McCulloch of All Things Linguistic.

    In this first episode of Lingthusiasm, ​Gretchen and Lauren discuss the “one language equals peace” fallacy, and whether speaking the same words means that people will necessarily agree with each other (spoiler: no). But the history of how people have tried is still really interesting, from constructed and symbolic communication like Blissymbols and emoji to the way astronauts communicate in the high stakes environment of the International Space Station.

    —Huffduffed by Wordridden

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