(I know if people don't behave differently with the phones between Starbucks and other shops, the important thing is that Starbucks' traffic is clearly down.)

Phone surveillance study find thst Starbucks' foot traffic is down, relative to other massive coffee shop chains, most likely due to "you can loiter and use the bathroom without buying food" policy.

Hm. If I go in there with my 4 phones, do I bring 3 phantom freeloaders with me? What if their radios are all turned off?

Declared Democrats are mostly incompatible with each other for dating.

Beanie Boy, 12 minutes

"We've changed the language so therefore now you are racist."
- My summary of a clip on Thursday's NA Show.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

ITM y'all - another shorty while I also am working on an amazing long-form deconstruction from Thursday. Who doesn't love John's version of the "OK Boomer" jingle?!


cc: @adam @Johncdvorak

The Dems are using focus groups to choose impeachment crime...smdh


The shift came after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted focus groups in key House battlegrounds in recent weeks, testing messages related to impeachment. Among the questions put to participants was whether “quid pro quo,” “extortion” or “bribery” was a more compelling description of Trump’s conduct. According to two people familiar with the results, which circulated among Democrats this week, the focus groups found “bribery” to be most damning. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the results have not been made public.

We haven't had a school shooting in a while. Difficulty: asian shooter. Does that count as white, or will this story be buried?

"Think Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself? Here’s Why You’re Definitely WRONG"


YouTube is openly destroying any record we have of past and recent history.

> As with being a Woman in Tech- if you don’t look like them, or like they expect- you become “problematic”. You don’t count, and no help or advocacy will ever come from those with the power to make a difference.
> Even if you have used your platform to advocate for them countless times. Even if you are the living embodiment of the values they espouse. There is no reciprocation- your staunch advocacy is treated like natives giving flower necklaces to missionaries, they interpret it as a sign of obeisance. When their fellow missionaries burn your village down you will be treated to quiet asides about how problematic and unhelpful your screams are because their friends are such nice people and good “allies”.
> No value or principle comes before what is most important to them- knowing your place in their imagined social hierarchy. If you don’t know your place, don’t fit their narrative, they will first ignore you, exclude you and deny your existence- if your light burns too brightly, they will try to extinguish it and erase you.
> One lesson has been beaten into me at this point. “Ignoring the haters” is a bad strategy when they are not trying to seek your attention but trying to make you disappear. The larger the platform, the louder the megaphone, the less appealing a target I would be. When the wolves circle you don’t hide, you wave a torch and shout. More wolves? Get a bigger torch.

Point taken Naomi.


"Will anybody use Edge on Linux?"

Microsoft isn't much in the business of selling ads. Probably yes. I'll definitely try it.


I looked at the "Recently Active" channels list on BitChute. I think I just got radicalized by the names and cover pics. And I think I need a shower.

In other words: who would want to be a member of a club where you can't learn how to behave in order to never get banned?

I think it may be time for me to bite the bullet, bid a sad farewell to my sailing, history, and science shows, and quit YouTube. (Also I have to move a few published videos to another platform.)

When someone is ostracized by a community's leadership and the public isn't given a satisfactory explanation -- Drupal, Linux Foundation, YouTube -- that community should be ostracized by the larger society. Secret judgement and punishment is toxic.

ITM y'all - a throwback this time. I am scraping these from the show's published MP3 files so they are not multi-channel and it makes the lip-sync a little janky during jingles. Don't worry - we'll get a better sound engineer than I am for the pilot to separate things out. 😉 Maybe Joe's guy will be available?


cc: @adam @Johncdvorak

Android malware that can't be removed by a 'factory reset'.

I'll bet it's got a resurrection component signed with a stolen Google key.

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