D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr.:

"Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y'all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation," he says. "And D.C. keep talking about, 'We a resilient city.' And that's a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful." [...]

White did not return calls for comment. In a series of text messages, he confirmed the voice in the video is his but expressed surprise that his remarks might be construed as anti-Semitic. Asked to clarify what he meant, he wrote, "The video says what it says." [...]

Some conspiracy theorists also think the Rothschilds, acting in conjunction with the Rockefeller family, have technology to manipulate the weather -- for example, by causing freak storms that wreak havoc on people, farms and livestock.

In a video posted to YouTube this year titled "Kill Cities -- Designed by Rothschild and Rockefeller: Resilient Cities Are Human Death Zones," Internet commentator Deborah Tavares -- a Northern California resident who argues, among other things, that climate change and wireless electricity meters are tools in a plot of global domination -- calls the Resilient Cities program a "diabolical" effort to manipulate people. [...]

"We're being categorized as lunatics, but we know that the weather is massively and completely, artificially controlled."

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Posted Sun Mar 18 22:27:56 2018 Tags:
Graphene Hair Dye:

  • Graphene hair dyes can be applied by spraying, brushing, and then drying.
  • Graphene hair dyes do not contain organic solvents or toxic molecular ingredients.
  • Durability of graphene dyes has reached the performance of permanent hair dyes.
  • Graphene dyes render hair enhanced antistatic and thermal dissipation properties.
I think someone made them put in this part to show how "green" they are. Probably a requirement of one of their grants:
The waste from graphene-coated hair can be recycled and repurposed for the creation of functional materials for other electronic or energy storage devices.

Graphene seems to be the nuclear fusion of materials science: it's always just ten years away from a total revolution of everything, this time for sure. It'll be easier to believe this is real when the kevlar-shitting spiders show up in products, or when nanotech makes dental cavities a thing of the past, this time for sure, or when I can charge my phone with a stinger tap.

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Posted Sun Mar 18 20:16:39 2018 Tags:
"Stormtrooper Crucifixion" by Ryan Callanan was removed from a crucifixion-themed charity auction in a central London church.

Parishioners complained to the rector, Reverend Jonathan Evans, about the subject matter of the sculpture, which intended to be the centerpiece of [the third annual] "Stations of the Cross" charity art auction [...]

Rev. Evans expressed disappointment in the removal of the statue, appearing to take a philosophical view on the work. "For me, 'Stormtrooper Crucifixion' raises similar questions to those which C.S. Lewis raised in his science fiction trilogy -- that, were other races to exist on other planets, would Christ be incarnated among those races in order to die for their salvation?"

The artist seemed not to reflect as directly on Christ as an inspiration for the work: "This is a crucified Stormtrooper and has nothing to do with religion," said Callanan. "It [was] not a method of capital punishment reserved for the Son of God.The piece being taken down is a sign of the times. The offended few out-voice the supportive / pleased many," he said. "I think churchgoers should be more vocal about the abuse that many children worldwide have had to go through, rather than a piece of science fiction cult art."

In case you were wondering what kind of art is considered appropriate at a crucifixion-themed art show in a church, here are some that were not removed:

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Posted Sun Mar 18 19:39:14 2018 Tags:

I am looking for people to experiment to find good ways to attach fruits to a Grav-mass tree.

Posted Sun Mar 18 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Doug Jones appealed to progressive Democrats for support, and tried to appear as a progressive (he fooled me). Now his supporters press him not to support bank deregulation.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

In Missouri, teenagers are sometimes pressured into marriage by a combination of bad laws and bad religion.

People of age 14 are adolescents, not children — let's not infantilize teenagers. If they want to have sex, that's normal; they should. But it is unreasonably young to get married. However, just prohibiting their marriage won't spare them the factors that pressure them to do so.

The direct source of the problem is the lying law that redefines "rape" arbitrarily to include voluntary sex. This law put Heather Strawn in the position where the only way to protect her boyfriend from prison was to marry him.

However, religious interference with birth control and abortion are also part of the cause. No one of any age should ever "have to" get married because of pregnancy: that's what abortion is for. With proper sex education and a good medical system, unwanted pregnancy would hardly ever occur.

The patriarchal attitude towards women is also part of the cause, but I don't need to explain that because the article does.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

"When fixing items is actively discouraged by manufacturers, recycling becomes a political act."

Repair of digital devices demands free software.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

The US deportation thugs "reframe immigration as a national security issue, which is to say, an exploitable source of national fear." The bully has turned it into a fount of hate and dehumanization.

We don't need such an agency, so let's get rid of it.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

The nerve gas used to attack Sergei Skripal was produced at only one site in Russia, as far as is known.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Why not arm teachers? A teacher just injured students by firing a gun unintentionally while teaching about "gun safety".

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

US citizens: call on your congresscritter and senators not to do more favors for factory farms.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

US citizens: Call on the Housing Department to preserve "inclusive" and "free from discrimination" in its mission statement.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Senator Warren proposed a bill to cut off the ways bankster executives avoid punishment for crimes.

Posted Sat Mar 17 00:00:00 2018 Tags:
Ellison, a Libertarian who is expected to be the party's candidate in the November midterm election, said he had settled on pump-action shotguns for practicality purposes.

"Frankly I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol," he told the Guardian, "but due to the licensing requirements in the state we're going to have a hard enough time getting homeless people shotguns as it is. "Getting them pistols is probably next to impossible. The pistols need to be registered, people have to have addresses." [...]

Regarding the pump-action shotguns, Ellison said he and his team would aim to "pre-qualify" homeless people who wanted shotguns and were deemed suitable candidates to own them.

The homeless people would not be forced to carry pump-action shotguns, Ellison said. [...]

Ellison said he did not think the plan was dangerous.

"Well, are you worried about the police being armed with military weapons?" he asked. "I am. The world we live in is a scary world, where the police who used to dress in short-sleeved shirts and carry a revolver now have long rifles with scopes and bulletproof vests and armoured vehicles.

"And quite frankly that scares me much more than a homeless person trying to defend themselves with a shotgun."

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Posted Fri Mar 16 20:15:51 2018 Tags:
Telugu character can brick iMessage, crash Twitter:

If the character is sent in an iMessage, for example, the recipient's Messages app will crash when the conversation is opened. Likewise, if the character is pasted into the Safari or Chrome address bar on Mac, the browsers crash. This behavior extends to virtually any system text field on iOS and macOS, resulting in many third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger being affected as well.

Even worse, some users have found that if the character is displayed in an iOS notification, it can cause an entire iPhone or iPad to respring, and in worst-case scenarios, restoring in DFU mode is the only possible solution.

Technical analysis.

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Posted Fri Mar 16 19:08:20 2018 Tags:
San Francisco's iconic cable cars are hoisted uphill by 35-year-old wheels called "sheaves," which pull massive steel cables at 9.5 miles per hour.

Now, those 25 underground sheaves will be rebuilt from the ground up as part of an already-planned replacement of the motorized gearboxes that rotate those pulleys.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority board, comprised of the Board of Supervisors, approved on Tuesday $280,999 to repair the sheaves. The large wheels were last rebuilt between 1982 and 1984, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. [...]

The cable cars' first power sources were steam engines powered by "enormous amounts of coal each day," according to the Cable Car Museum website. San Francisco replaced that steam system with electric motors in the decade following the 1906 earthquake and fire, according to the museum, which is still used today.

If you have not visited the Cable Car Museum in person, you are missing out on something amazing.

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Posted Fri Mar 16 00:58:41 2018 Tags:

Planet Debian upstream is hosted by Branchable.