‘Crisis for American Democracy’: It’s 2018, in the Richest Nation on Earth, and Voting Machines Still Distorting Elections

“Voting machines that flip votes don’t need to be hacked by a malicious foreign actor to undermine public confidence in the integrity of our democracy. That’s being done for Americans, by Americans.”

Source: ‘Crisis for American Democracy’: It’s 2018, in the Richest Nation on Earth, and Voting Machines Still Distorting Elections

Last Man There – Last and First Men: utopiod androids

..new ‘blog’ with one top level post and a series of pages to outline and compose a set of books in draft, utopoid androids was a ‘fill in the blanks’ temporary subtitle, but i kind of like it suddenly, maybe i’ll let it stand, or maybe not. android utopiods?

Last and First Men: utopiod androids

Source: Last Man There – Last and First Men: utopiod androids

 The tragedy of judeo-christianity

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/05/the-violence-today-its-not-just-hate/

Behind its ignorant moral indignation this article simply feeds the antisemitism it denounces. It implies that, one part of the same old canard blah blah centuries old on both sides, that jews on the basis of racial/geographical identity have a special relationship to god, and that all others are therefore inferior in status. You cannot claim otherwise here except as public relations in a desperate stand off. Continue reading  The tragedy of judeo-christianity

Nietszche’s aesthetic critique of Darwinism…and the eonic effect

Nietsche’s aesthetic critique of Darwinism

Nietzsche, despite being a student of the scientism of Oscar Lange, was strangely fluid in his thinking, and scored a direct hit at Darwinism with a criticism that to this day hasn’t sunk in and it also scores against the scientism of the rising scientific ideology of the nineteenth century on to our own times. It is a brilliant insight, utterly simple yet beyond the capacity
Continue reading Nietszche’s aesthetic critique of Darwinism…and the eonic effect

Rural America’s Own Private Flint, via marxmail

http://www.marxmail.org/msg154868.html
(A tax cut cannot compensate for poisoned water.)

NY Times, Nov. 4, 2018
Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink
By Jack Healy

ARMENIA, Wis. — The groundwater that once ran cool and clean from taps in this Midwestern farming town is now laced with contaminants and fear. People refuse to drink it. They won’t brush their teeth with it. They dread taking showers.

Rural communities call it their own, private Flint— a diffuse, creeping water crisis tied to industrial farms and slack regulations that for years has tainted thousands of residential wells across the Midwest and beyond.