Oh man

Oh man. The Kremlin/Linked-In connection? Every day everything is weirder. And when I #buildawallchart, the role of tech corporations will be there……
p.s. The used the Bulgarian umbrella trick (see source in comment):
“The Russian special services are for sure exploiting LinkedIn to gather personal information on certain targets and possibly recruit and blackmail them,” says a close Kremlin watcher at a university in a former Soviet satellite state, asking for anonymity to protect himself. “They operate under fabricated identities and credentials, while the Russian propaganda and trolling campaigns are widely applied on the platform.”
The pro-Moscow campaign has recently expanded—and, in some cases, gone offline—allege some American LinkedIn members who have been criticizing Russia’s covert attacks on the West. A few days before Malcher was approached in a London pub in March, a former U.S. national security official who had been contesting Kremlin propaganda on LinkedIn says he was assaulted near his retirement home in France. “I was shopping at the local supermarket when I was stung on my lower-right thigh by something, probably with an umbrella,” Giles Raymond DeMourot tells Newsweek. An hour later, he says, a doctor extracted bits of “what seemed like a wooden needle” from the wound. Lab tests determined it was “impregnated with carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa,” a potentially lethal “superbug,” he says, and he’s had to make several visits to his doctor for treatments. “I am still not out of the woods,” he adds. (DeMourot supplied a hospital document confirming the wound was caused by “wooden splinters” and that “only an outside intervention [event] can explain the infection.”)

Hey friends! I’m calling in a position at a high vibe and conscious company that can utilize my knowledge and skills as a nutritional therapist,…

Hey friends! I’m calling in a position at a high vibe and conscious company that can utilize my knowledge and skills as a nutritional therapist, graphic designer, music producer, and or yoga instructor. Dreaming of a salaried position with light-minded individuals that are in need of the gifts I bring to the table. :)
Need someone with nutritional science knowledge to help with research and marketing for your world changing product that also produces music for your advertisements and teaches yoga to your company at lunch? Then I’m your gal! Willing to relocate to west coast or Colorado if need be. Comment below or shoot me a pm if you know of any such opportunities or companies that might want to bring in an inspired, motivated, hardworking, and multi-talented person such as myself ;)
They say everyone in the world is separated by 6 degrees. Out of my 5,000 friends, I know someone out there knows someone who is looking for exactly me. Also – I’ll be on the west coast in a few weeks and am open to exploring options while I’m out there as well.
It’s time!
Much thanks for your help, friends!
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Just hit the halfway mark on the brand new Living Light album :) Super psyched to be debuting these tracks at Global Eclipse Gathering in just a few…

Just hit the halfway mark on the brand new Living Light album :) Super psyched to be debuting these tracks at Global Eclipse Gathering in just a few weeks. Will also be sharing sneak peaks of these tracks on my Patreon for those who just can’t wait ;) (link below in comments). Getting really excited for this 5th release under the Living Light name!

I’ve never read a collection this over the top in terms of style, story and swagger

I’ve never read a collection this over the top in terms of style, story and swagger. Caldwell’s style is very close to stream of consciousness. Think a contemporary Molly Bloom with an S&M kink. I’ll be honest, some of the stories went screaming over my head, but those that didn’t went right down the gutter in ways that were shocking and astonishing. A lovely filthy book.

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1. I may be too strange for you. Do you know, I am here by accident? The old soul children have told me, I was on my way to a place of peace, and I’m caught here on a bit of wire. I’m gone as soon as it’s untangled. Until the time that I leave, I am and will forever be devoted unceasingly to the freeing of my heart and finding the path home. Though the work is lonely, I am never alone. The strange ones find each other along the way.
2. The Queen of Cups
3. Synesthesia is a “condition” in which information the brain receives is routed through different areas of the brain triggering abnormal associations like seeing colors while listening to music. Some people (like me) even associate genders, colors, and personalities to inanimate objects or even abstract concepts like numbers and letters of the alphabet. This “affliction” intensified for me at the onset of puberty. I lacked he energy and stamina to process all of the extra feelings I endured during math class especially. In order to graduate high school, I took first level Algebra four separate times. I passed eventually, because a friend named Star saved all of her homework from the same class, and I diligently and gratefully copied it- even including mistakes to make it all seem “real”. I showed up to the second level Algebra class the first day of my senior year in high school and the teacher left her fresh faced math class to walk me back to the principal’s office to see about the mistake that must have been made. What can I say? Some equations feel wrong despite their facticity, and no matter *who* calls you stupid.
4. A beautiful woman blew in off the interstate today, smelling of pine needles and snow. With wild green eyes, she told me that I must go into the desert. It’s rawness will change me, she said. I believe her.
5. Blue Pastures by Mary Oliver. Chicago-demo by Sufjan Stevens. Watching my neighbor spread dirt while wearing a neck brace one. stiff. shovel. full. at. a. time. The taste of a chocolate chip cookie made by my kids. How cool 83 degrees can feel. #fivethingsfriday #fivethings

“In his radio show, on YouTube and on his Infowars website, Jones—who never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like and who has pushed the notion…

“In his radio show, on YouTube and on his Infowars website, Jones—who never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like and who has pushed the notion that Sandy Hook was faked—has been announcing that the United States is on the verge of a bloody second civil war. Like the radio DJs in Rwanda, Jones has been egging on his conservative listeners and viewers—an estimated 2.7 million people monthly—to kill more liberal fellow citizens over their political differences. “
H/t Nina Burleigh

Josh Marshall breaks it all down, including how the “access class” of journalists (specifically Mike Allen) is buying the bullshit grandiosity of…

Josh Marshall breaks it all down, including how the “access class” of journalists (specifically Mike Allen) is buying the bullshit grandiosity of Trump’s “war cabinet”:
“This is a crisis. It will escalate dramatically when Trump fires Robert Mueller. Then the Congress will become the only failsafe in the way to extra-constitutional rule.”

Brilliant

Brilliant. Articulates what we’ve all been seeing but haven’t perfectly nailed until now. From a former Republican
“It is easy to use delusions to obstruct and destroy. Building something is hard. Building something valuable means thinking about consequences and confronting weaknesses in an ideological framework. Building something invites consequences. Republicans cannot govern because Republicans lack any respect for facts. Tilting at windmills is much easier than constructing them.
This is not a new problem. Ever since the GOP began to absorb waves of southern conservatives fleeing the Democrats’ embrace of civil rights, the party’s hold on reality has been weakening. A white, religious base violently opposed to the faster, freer world of global capitalism has transformed the Republican Party into a bulwark against reality. They are determined to ensure that no government action of any kind will challenge the brittle, manufactured worldview on which their mental security depends.”
H/t Felipe Olave