just sayin’

Bye, Twitter.

To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies. With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power. It requires a multi-layered approach where each of our 320 million users has a part to play, as do the community of experts working for safety and free expression.

That’s why we are announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.

As we develop products, policies, and programs, our Trust & Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly. In developing the Council, we are taking a global and inclusive approach so that we can hear a diversity of voices from organizations including:

Safety advocates, academics, and researchers focused on minors, media literacy, digital citizenship, and efforts around greater compassion and empathy on the Internet;
Grassroots advocacy organizations that rely on Twitter to build movements and momentum;
Community groups with an acute need to prevent abuse, harassment, and bullying, as well as mental health and suicide prevention.

We have more than 40 organizations and experts from 13 regions joining as inaugural members of the Council. We are thrilled to work with these organizations to ensure that we are enabling everyone, everywhere to express themselves with confidence on Twitter…

“Twitter. Trust. and. Safety. Council.”
Orwell was an amateur.

ready for Hillary

settle down

^ rollover fun ^

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just sayin’

a 92-year-old woman, asked Mr. Rubio about the personal life of Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

“He’s a bachelor, right?” the woman asked.

“He is,” Mr. Rubio said.

Then she asked, “Is he gay?”

Mr. Rubio chuckled. “No,” he replied…

Finish your assignment! »

here’s yur free sign

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but wait! there’s more!

today’s ObaME

yep. he did.


previously before or after that…


Slow Superbowl Sunday post
Pay close attention, now. There will be a test.

~ vid ~

Didja notice the stupid error right at the beginning?
(Go back and watch it again, we’ll wait.)

Never assume that your graphics weenies know anything about the subject matter that they’re illustrating.

(What? Nah, haven’t seen an NFL game in over 20 years, but I do know what ten frikkin’ yards is.)

Oh, and case you were wondering…
yes, yes he did.

a future to believe indeed


today’s sage advice: from the horse’s mouth

Targets as soft as virgins’ thighs

A Michigan man allegedly threatened to kill police and churchgoers to show support for Islamic State, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed on Thursday.

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, … wanted to shoot up a church that has nearly 6,000 parishioners … but he was stopped by his father.

“I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job,” … “It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya. I had it planned out. I brought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.”

Why the sam hill didn’t he turn-in his son?

Now for the meat of this post:

The man had wanted to shoot up the church because it would’ve been an easy target …. “It’s easy and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus, it would make the news. I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” [story]

But our betters say that terrorism is not about Islam.

My point?
Firearms may be prohibited (on private property, it’s considered trespassing), but concealed means concealed.
Mass killers stop killing when they meet resistance.
Just sayin’…

tonight’s audience participation is a new Bernie Sanders game

let you entertain me

For example:

The answer to this calculus problem is not and cannot be the mass ticketing of people whose parking meters expired

bonus points…
non sequitur, word salad or straw man?


“I don’t wanna just stop bad things from happening. I wanna start good things from happening.”