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Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

Steve Bannon: Donald Trump’s chief strategist has a grand vision for remaking America — Quartz

Quartz performed the heroic task of watching Bannon’s films and presents the worldview of “the Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party”. I guess he’s been promoted to Goebbels now.

How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed

Been thinking about this a lot

Liberal fears of proportional representation and a referendum killed Trudeau’s reform promise

I don’t get why they didn’t just go with a ranked ballot.

Sony sold more consoles last fall than in any quarter in PlayStation history

Poised to become the best-selling console ever.

Trump’s First Two Days of February

This is a collection of stories from just the past 48 hours or so that I’ve found to be alarming and/or outrageous.

The future of Studio Ghibli in a post-Miyazaki world

Two Competing Narratives of Intention and a Third Theory

I’ll go light on the Trump stuff from now on, but this is really good

Trump Considers Deporting Legal Immigrants for Being Poor

Wow. Things getting worse, quickly.

“they use the same written human language as we do. Such a written language would make no sense if you were a car. The letters are far to fussy and hard to write with tires and wheels. If cars developed their own written language, it would be some sort of skidmark-based glyph system, right?

So, what happened to all the humans? Why are they gone? And how did cars become sentient, and fully immersed in human cultures?”

How to Build an Autocracy

We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me. Don’t be afraid. This moment of danger can also be your finest hour as a citizen and an American.

This guy was Bush’s speechwriter. He’s full neocon.

Four Tet Made a Playlist of Music from Trump’s List of Banned Countries

Quebec City mosque attack suspect known for right-wing online posts

Nirvanna the Band the Show puts Toronto front and centre in hilarious new show for VICELAND

Awesome!

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

George R.R. Martin releasing new Game of Thrones short story this year

Not the GRRM news we are hoping for

Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms

Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

Oh America. The next four or fewer years are going to be a real roller coaster ride huh?

Trump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports, Stoking Fear Around Globe

US solar power employs more people than oil, coal and gas combined, report shows

Apple strategy in ‘smart home’ race threatened by Amazon

I don’t completely buy that narrative. The smart home world is young still, and Apple’s install base is orders of magnitude larger than Amazon’s. Wouldn’t you guess Apple will get into the speaker/AI/home hub game soon?

Kathleen Wynne stopping John Tory’s plan for tolls on DVP, Gardiner

The Ontario Liberals don’t believe in anything, do they?

Apple Set to Join Amazon, Google, Facebook in AI Research Group

Trump’s stand on immigration could work in Canada’s favour