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Earth's orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years
'...Scientists drilling deep into ancient rocks in the Arizona desert say they have documented a gradual shift in Earth's orbit that repeats regularly every 405,000 years, playing a role in natural climate swings. Astrophysicists have long hypothesized that the cycle exists based on calculations of celestial mechanics, but the authors of the new research have found the first verifiable physical evidence. They showed that the cycle has been stable for hundreds of millions of years, from before the rise of dinosaurs, and is still active today. The research may have implications not only for climate studies, but our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth, and the evolution of the Solar System...'
#WTF – Trump, Corpo-America and PornStars
Why AT&T’s $200,000 payment to Michael Cohen is a bombshell
– '...AT&T tries to justify the payments as a legitimate consulting expense, saying that the firm provided “insights.” But Essential Consultants is not a real company. It was set up on October 17, 2016. According to financial records, the company exists as a “real estate consulting company that collects fees for investment consulting work.”
But Cohen immediately used it to make the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. The funding for that payment, Cohen had claimed, came from a mortgage on his house.
The shell company has no website, no known employees, and no public facing presence of any kind. It raises the question of how AT&T could have even possibly known about Essential Consultants...'
Interview with #ChelseaManning
'There's No Troll that Can Hurt Me'
– '...I've been on the internet since the mid-90s. Back then, there was the feeling that the internet was special, a place with liberating capacities. But as it became more entrenched in our society, it became a reinforcement of the existing system...'
Suicide in 2017 😢
Journey back into the vampires’ castle: Mark Fisher remembered, 1968-2017
Exiting the Vampire Castle
by Mark Fisher (2013)
– 'A group of Cuban anarchists announced "a new phase in the process of self-emancipation," with the opening of ABRA Social Center and Libertarian Library in Havana's Vedado district. This endeavor of the Alfredo López Libertarian Workshop (an anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist initiative launched in 2012, whicn forms part of the Anarchist Federation of the Caribbean and Central America), with the collaboration of allied collectives such as the Cuban Critical Observatory, seeks "to build an autonomous and sustainable space in today's Cuba."'
What Is Facebook Trying To Do?
by James J. Zogby
'This week, #Facebook made a rather strange and disturbing set of announcements. In response to concerns raised by several civil rights organizations [....] troubling was that Facebook coupled this action with the appointment of former Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to conduct a similar audit in response to charges that Facebook has a “liberal bias…against conservative voices.” [....] Facebook’s choice of Kyl to conduct the parallel audit with the ACLU’s Murphy. While the ACLU has a solid record of defending free speech from both the left and right of the political spectrum, Kyl has been notorious for his partisan associations with, support from, and advocacy for the very groups that have fomented anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies...'