1/ It's sad that #ElizabethWarren opted to play the #BloodQuantum game to prove ancestral indigeneity and one-up Trump. First, the very notion of blood quantum is some white folk bullshit, created largely to limit indigenous land claims & rights. What this means is...
2/ ...in effect, Warren just used a scientific racist notion to ostensibly prove her indigeneity all so she could embrass Trump, or avoid being attacked for "faking" that ancestry when she runs for POTUS...
3/ But by doing that, she has reinforced the racist notion that race is "in the blood," which notion has never worked out well for the victims of structural white supremacy...
Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was.
I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god forsaken piece of shit on day one.
This will be a super slow burn that goes back many years. I’ll continue to add to over the next couple of days. I’ll preface it with a bunch of backstory and explain what I had left behind, which made me more unhappy about the culture I had come into.
I spent most of my early career working for two radical sister non-profit orgs. I was the only designer working on
anywhere from 4-5 different products at the same time. All centered around activism and used by millions of people.
A thread on the Good Friday Agreement. I mean, everyone's talking about it after all. Is it really in danger? Let's look at that...
The Good Friday Agreement is made up of two parts – the Multi-party agreement between most of the political parties (but not the DUP) and the British-Irish Agreement between the two governments.
This second Agreement is the international treaty between sovereign states, registered with the UN. The British-Irish Agreement’s function is to uphold the multi-party agreement. So changing the treaty would logically require a new multi-party agreement.
Woke up to the dubious honor of a namecheck in @WSJ. @FreemanWSJ uses my reporting to back the false assertion that @SenWarren's Native American ancestry is no different than that of average European Americans. For those interested in facts, a thread 1/ wsj.com/articles/did-e…
Yesterday @senwarren released an analysis of her DNA that revealed five segments of DNA containing genetic markers indicating they originated in the people who first came to the Americas. I wrote about it for @nytimesnytimes.com/2018/10/15/sci… 2/
Based on the segment sizes, geneticist @cdbustamante & his colleagues estimated @senwarren has a Native American ancestor who lived 6-10 generations ago. @FreemanWSJ concludes—wrongly—that Warren is between “1/64th and 1/1024th” Native American (i.e.,1.56%-.097%). Mistake #1! 3/
1/ Great morning for a tweetstorm updating the latest on the interaction of #WallSt & #bitcoin, drinking coffee from my new BitMug (thanks AC Fenton!) @brucefenton
2/ The most significant news--maybe most important news to date on the #WallSt front--was @tzeroblockchain's token generation event on 10/12 (a fully-compliant #STO on the public #Ethereum mainnet of true preferred stock, issued by an SEC registrant). Investor letter captures...
3/ ...perfectly the true benefit of owning #cryptoassets (which defenders of the legacy system love to ignore): investors have the option to opt out of the legacy system, which is unstable & unfair. Owners can either hold tokens at a broker/dealer OR IN A PERSONAL WALLET at...
“Wait isn’t that literally the opposite of what they said?”
No; read it carefully. It makes a distinction between having full USD reserves and says they have “sufficient” reserves (implying: relative to our liquidity needs) and has full assets, but the delta is crypto.
“What does that mean?”
It means that Bitcoin is in the middle of a stupidly large credit bubble and the biggest supplier of credit, which also happens to be a major exchange, counterparty, and settlement layer, is insolvent and facing a run on the bank.
April 19, 1993 - Following a 51-day siege, military tanks driven by FBI personnel begin punching holes in the Branch Davidian complex to insert a tearing agent and end the standoff. Shortly after noon, fire breaks out within the building and it is rapidly engulfed in flames. The
remains of at least 74 individuals, including 21 children under the age of 16, are recovered from the ruins, some of whom had died of gunshot wounds. [The CS gas the FBI introduced into the Branch Davidian compound had been previously banned from international warfare.
The U.S. couldn’t have used it against Saddam Hussein, yet it was used on women and children at Waco. The manufacturer of the gas had quit selling it to Israel because they had used it against Palestinians in their homes, and several children had been killed by it. The
Does it include gay people, or Muslims, or trans people, or native people, or asylum seekers, or immigrants, or disabled people, or those with preexisting medical conditions, or homeless, or any people of color, or any women?
"It’s terrible optics for the secretary of state to be seen with the person America’s spies say may be most responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance — and it’s quite the public relations win for Saudi Arabia." vox.com/2018/10/16/179…
One of the lesser known consequences of Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy is a total subversion of the U-visa system, which is supposed to encourage undocumented victims to report crimes - by @margaretkatchertheguardian.com/us-news/2018/o…
If you're reading this you're not Elizabeth Warren so your day is looking up for the better already.
Seriously you have to go out of your way to fuck up that badly. Yesterday wasn't a mistake. It was a trainwreck. Warren was the conductor. Leading her career off the tracks, and down the side of a long, steep cliff.
What could Warren have gained from that DNA test? People made jokes about Warren's background, sure. But nobody "gave a shit" besides her.
Well. Now everyone does give a shit. Because they see Elizabeth Warren lost her goddamn mind.