Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower:  Beating the shit out of your wife takes a lot out of a man.
I never had a source assaulted in front of me until today when an Israeli soldier who stopped my interview did this with a Palestinian peace activist Issa Amro in Hebron. I can't stop thinking how dehumanizing the occupation is on the young soldiers charged with enforcing it.

The idiot rt'd by Cooper

I am fucking begging all of you to take three seconds to look at the profiles of the people who you are retweeting about the East Palestine derailment

Will Bunch in The Inquirer. It's full of links, but I've stripped them all except one.

If I were in charge of CNN or MSNBC or even Fox News (since they program for Donald Trump’s “forgotten Americans” of the Rust Belt), I’d devote a lot less hot air to the balloon invasion and cover the heck out of the Feb. 3 derailing and fiery crash of the chemicals-laden Norfolk Southern freight train in East Palestine, the massive “controlled detonation” that the railroad claimed would burn off the chemicals and let them reopen the money-producing line, and the fate of thousands of residents forced to evacuate, now terrified the homes they’re returning to are unsafe.

“We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open,” a former battalion chief in Ohio’s nearby Youngstown Fire Department with expertise on hazardous materials named Sil Caggiano told a local news station, WKBN.

He was giving voice to the anger and fear felt by residents of the town of roughly 4,700 about 20 miles south of Youngstown (near where the Pennsylvania Turnpike crosses into Ohio) who’ve been told by state and federal officials and Norfolk Southern that their homes are not polluted. This is hard for residents to believe when they see fish and frogs dying in a nearby stream and say the air smells like “a mixture of nail polish remover and burning tires.” 

"DC Draino", is a rabid Trumper, a Christian fascist, a racist and anti-Semite, etc. And for the moment I don't fucking care. 

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