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Tuesday - January 12, 2021

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‘It was like looking at evil’: The Capitol attack through the eyes of the Massachusetts delegation - The Boston Globe

(bostonglobe.com)
AOC telling Instagram viewers tonight that she had “a close encounter” during the Capitol insurrection in which she thought she might die makes this detail from Ayanna Pressley’s chief of staff in our rebuilding of events all the more chilling. via

Moon hoax not

(youtu.be)
All teenagers should be shown this video. It's much older than the date shown, but was reuploaded after missing for many years, due to flat-earther harassment. It's one of the greatest, authoritative cinemagraphic narratives in my life. via
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‘It was like looking at evil’: The Capitol attack through the eyes of the Massachusetts delegation - The Boston Globe

(bostonglobe.com)
According to Ayanna Pressley’s chief of staff Sarah Groh, the panic buttons in the Congresswoman’s office were all “torn out—the whole unit.” They don’t know why or who did it. via
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Opinion | Republicans must unambiguously admit that Trump’s lies threaten more violence

(washingtonpost.com)
A GOP House staffer, Jason Schmid, just resigned in a blistering letter attacking his own party. He said what many Republicans will not: Those telling Trump's lies are enemies of democracy, and those lies are the reason for the siege of the Capitol: via

How I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

(theguardian.com)
Every detail of this woman’s account from a Uighur camp is heartbreaking and disturbing. There is no excuse for anyone ignoring what’s happening here. via

A Proud Boy in Disguise Helped Lead the Insurrection at the Capitol

(vice.com)
After reviewing footage/imagery from the Capitol riot, VICE News found that the person who smashed a Capitol building window and led people inside was a member of the Proud Boys. Their involvement in the riot is coming more into focus. via

Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

(nytimes.com)
This is actually in this New York Times story: “You can either go down in history as a patriot,” Mr. Trump told him, “or you can go down in history as a pussy.” via

The Emoji That Nearly Weren’t

(jenniferdaniel.substack.com)
The Emoji That Nearly Weren’t: Jennifer Daniel writes about how the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee used zero-width joiners to ship new emoji for 2021 via
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Trump Defends Conduct, Attacks Democrats at First Post-Riot Event

(wsj.com)
Trump says that impeaching him for inciting violence at the Capitol last week would be "very dangerous for the U.S.A" because of the violence at the Capitol last week. via
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Stivers leads Ohio contingent in supporting youth violence prevention grants sought by state

(stivers.house.gov)
Rep. Stivers is on record endorsing metal detectors in schools https://t.c… via

TikTok is making sea shanties big again

(polygon.com)
Sea Shanty TikTok: another delightful example of the creativity enabled by TikTok's duet feature via

voc25

(lovehulten.com)
VOC-25, a vocal synth made with 25 sets of plastic teeth: inspired by Simone Giertz's teeth wall via

Alderman wants massive Trump Tower sign along Chicago River to come down

(chicago.suntimes.com)
Massive Trump Tower sign along Chicago River must come down, alderman says This is why you impeac… via

Archivists Are Mining Parler Metadata to Pinpoint Crimes at the Capitol

(vice.com)
Mining Parler metadata to pinpoint Capitol crimes: Archive Team grabbed 56 terabytes of public data from Parler in its last day online, including EXIF metadata via

Exit Interviews: Aaron Williams

(source.opennews.org)
"I spent large parts of my career convincing editors I was a journalist, full stop, and that the data and design aspects of my skill set aided in that endeavor." thank you for this @aboutaaron via

It Makes Total Sense We’re All Into Sea Shanties Now

(vulture.com)
i do want to point out that sea shanties, like the larger class of worksongs, are bops because they are labor songs and if they don't get people's bodies moving together in rhythm they are failing at being sea shanties via
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PHOTO: This man is wanted in connection to the Capitol riots

(wusa9.com)
JUST IN: U.S. Capitol Police have released photos of a suspect they say is wanted in connection to the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during last week’s Capitol riots. @wusa9 via

Far-right militias are using TikTok to organize and recruit new members

(mediamatters.org)
Far-right militias including the Three Percenters and American Patriot Women are using TikTok to organize and recruit new members via
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Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

(gizmodo.com)
REAL REPORTING: 1 GUY WHO RAGE QUIT BECAUSE HE CAN'T TAKE BEING EDITED: 0 anyway read this great piece from @dellcam and @dmehro analyzing Parler data showing some of its users were deep inside the Capitol: via
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Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

(gizmodo.com)
Parler users breached deep inside the U.S. Capitol, as shown by GPS data pulled from videos archived by @donk_enby just before Amazon's takedown. via

A zero-waste YouTuber with about 125,000 subscribers explains how much money he earned each month in 2020

(businessinsider.com)
YouTube creator @Levi_Hildebrand films videos on how to help preserve the planet, be a minimalist, and follow a zero-waste lifestyle. YouTube helped him turn this mission into a full-time career, and he shared how much money he makes as a creator. via
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How a Presidential Rally Turned Into a Capitol Rampage

(nytimes.com)
As we reconstructed the hours before the mob broke into the Capitol, we found striking juxtapositions: lawmakers inside seemed totally unaware of the degree of violence just outside. And it had been going on for more than an hour before the first break in. via

Die Laughing at the Capitol

(newrepublic.com)
I wrote about the real estate agents who stormed the Capitol via

Insurrection merch shows just how mainstream extremism has become

(vox.com)
I wrote about those "MAGA Civil War" T-shirts, the dark and deeply stupid result of our failure to take online extremism seriously @thegoods via

Right-wing extremists move to encrypted channels to plan for Inauguration Day violence

(nbcnews.com)
UPDATE: Right-wing extremists are using encrypted channels to call for violence against officials on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Biden is inaugurated, with some extremists sharing knowledge of how to make, conceal and use homemade guns and bombs. via
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Republican members of Congress refuse to wear masks during Capitol insurrection

(cnn.com)
@RepBonnie The RWNJ zealots & these GOP House members arrogantly put their Dem colleagues lives at risk while the GOP mob forced all to shelter in place in closed quarters. via
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Opinion | McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us

(nytimes.com)
"Starting pay...at McDonald’s in Denmark is about $22 an hour...[with] six weeks of paid vacation a year, life insurance, a year’s paid maternity leave and a pension plan. And like all Danes, they enjoy universal medical insurance and paid sick leave." via

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Has Tested Positive for COVID

(thecut.com)
A short mad thread: Last night, I reported that @RepJayapal had tested positive for COVID after having been sequestered during the Capitol siege with Republican colleagues, some of whom refused to wear masks: via

Kidde Mishandled Problems With Its Fire Extinguishers for Years as Homes Burned and Injuries Mounted

(consumerreports.org)
Exclusive: Fire extinguisher maker @KiddeSafety paid $12m to settle claims by the feds around a defect that covered 38m extinguishers. @RachelPeachman and I found the government's case only scratched the surface of Kidde's handling of the problem. via

FedEx Shipping Damage Creates Fractured Artworks

(kottke.org)
Artist Walead Beshty ships glass objects that fit exactly into FedEx's shipping boxes without protection, so that any damage done enroute to a gallery or museum becomes part of the artwork. via

WhatsApp FAQ - Answering your questions about WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy

(faq.whatsapp.com)
There is a lot of misinformation about the WhatsApp ToS right now. The policy update does *not* affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. The changes are related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional. via
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Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes

(nytimes.com)
yo this is incredible via
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Jayapal Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Lockdown at Capitol With Republican Lawmakers Who Cruelly and Selfishly Refused to Wear Masks - Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

(jayapal.house.gov)
I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one. via

World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System now Online | Off Grid Energy Independence

(offgridenergyindependence.com)
Before you can blink World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System, in Moss Landing, California, now Online -300 MW/1,200 MWh -Another 100 MW/400 MWh done by August 2021 -total 400 MW/1,600 MWh. #energyharvesting @EHJournal @WWS via
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Susan Collins recounts the moment rioters stormed the Capitol

(bangordailynews.com)
Senator Susan Collins initially suspecting that “the Iranians” had invaded the Capitol is a perfect summation of the psychological dominance of the “Middle Eastern” threat vs the reality of the white supremacist one. via
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House Democrats Briefed On 3 Terrifying Plots To Overthrow Government

(huffpost.com)
NEW from @MEPFuller — Capitol Police briefed House Democrats tonight on 3 extremely disturbing plots planned to overthrow the gov’t. One involves encircling the Capitol and assassinating Democrats so that the GOP will control the gov’t via
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Opinion | Yes, It Was a Coup Attempt. Here’s Why.

(politico.com)
Fiona Hill, a Russia expert who served on Trump's NSC (you may recall her impeachment testimony last year), does not often speak out publicly. "I’ve been studying authoritarian regimes for three decades, and I know the signs of a coup when I see them." via

Head of Social Media at The Economist

(economist.com)
After five-and-a-half fantastic years @TheEconomist, the time has come for me to move on. More on where to later, but for now, if you or anyone you know are interested in applying for Head of social media at The Economist, here is how And here is why... via