One in four Americans say violence against the government is sometimes OK | MPR News:

Let me fix that headline: Trump/Conservative Voters say violence against the government is sometimes OK

That’s the people who are most invested in breaking Democracy in favor of minotry rule forever.

Math that roughly…
3/5 of Americans actually vote of have their votes counted properly.
2/5 of those voters are die-hard GOP or Trumpers… But due to gerrymandering, their counts get amplified already to allow for the repeated popular-vote losing presidencies of GOP candidates.

That being said, they are dead afraid of demographics taking those tried-and-true cheating methods away from them, and afraid of being treated the way they’ve treated those out-of-power.

Spotify removes Neil Young after he calls for Joe Rogan to go – BBC News:
Seems like they have made their stance clear. Lies > Music. Make your choices people.

A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator | by Cory Doctorow | Jan, 2022 | Medium:

Here’s a supreme irony: the Creative Commons licenses were invented to enable a culture of legally safe sharing, spurred by the legal terror campaign waged by the entertainment industry, led by a literal criminal predator who is now in prison for sex crimes.
But because of a small oversight in old versions of the licenses created 12 years ago, a new generation of legal predator has emerged to wage a new campaign of legal terror.

Horton the Justice hatches an egg | Boing Boing:

COVID-19: endemic doesn’t mean harmless:

Stating that an infection will become endemic says nothing about how long it might take to reach stasis, what the case rates, morbidity levels or death rates will be or, crucially, how much of a population — and which sectors — will be susceptible. Nor does it suggest guaranteed stability: there can still be disruptive waves from endemic infections, as seen with the US measles outbreak in 2019. Health policies and individual behaviour will determine what form — out of many possibilities — endemic COVID-19 takes.

All Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Are Black:
I see it – I agree with nearly every example they gave.

Remind me to never trust any restaurant by these owners, who are clearly willing to put their business over our health…

Restaurant owners sue Minneapolis over vaccine mandate:

A%20man%20at%20a%20podium%20gestures.Several restaurants and bars are suing the city of Minneapolis – and Mayor Jacob Frey – over the vaccine and test mandate that took effect earlier this week.

The lawsuit filed Thursday calls on a judge to toss Frey's order, which requires venues serving food or drink to require proof of vaccination or a negative professionally-administered COVID test. 

The seven plaintiffs include the bars Sneaky Pete's and the Gay 90s, as well as restaurants Smack Shack and Jimmy John's. In their lawsuit, they say the testing requirement window is too narrow and they point to the absence of a declared statewide COVID emergency. 

Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the measures last week as state data showed COVID cases increasing dramatically.


Pixel art commercial from Japan traces a century of changing work habits | Boing Boing:

Sony slides on Microsoft-Activision Blizzard tie-up plan – BBC News:

Shares in Japanese technology giant Sony have slumped in Tokyo trade after Microsoft said it plans to buy mega games company Activision Blizzard.
The deal worth $68.7bn (£50.5bn), would be Microsoft’s biggest ever buyout and the largest deal in gaming history.

Maybe Sony would be doing better if anyone could readily get their hands on a PS5…

Horror’s Ongoing Reckoning: The Final Girl Seizes Control of Her Story |

The slasher was born and raised in a time of male anxiety. The FDA approved the Pill—the first effective form of oral contraception to be close to 100% effective and widely available—in 1960. For the first time in human history, women could take full control of their reproductive cycles. Second wave feminism, which took aim at patriarchal systems and structures embedded in our culture, empowered a whole generation of women to take control of their own lives.