mid-morning 02.11.17

Kid’s feeling well enough to watch Blue’s Clues while I listen to Bert Jansch and dig through some more news.

It’s cool to see the War Nerd is reading Ismail Kadare. The Siege isn’t a Kadare I’ve read.

Fresh eruption from Mount Sinabung in Sumatra yesterday.

Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions. “Huge success.”

Steve Bannon Cited Italian Thinker Who Inspired Fascists. Julius Evola. Bill pointed this one out to me yesterday. He was all over René Guénon back in 2004 and I didn’t know what the fuck Bill was on about. Bill’s chortling in amusement that the bizarre turn of events that has brought Evola to such surprising prominence. It’s too bad The Young Pope isn’t more about Pius XIII ranting about Evola instead of his trauma of being an orphan. (I still like it. It’s more fun than Westworld.)

Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states. There were anecdotes on Twitter last night of ICE agents snatching up mothers from a HEB grocery in Austin, from a women’s shelter in Los Angeles, and following school buses to grab parents picking up their kids. It doesn’t look like ICE is targeting allegedly dangerous felons. I don’t give a damn about the legal status of these people. What seems to be happening is fucking immoral and inhumane. The newspapers are even reporting that the actual legal status of who ICE is grabbing up doesn’t matter. If people cannot produce papers immediately, they are detained.

This incident is chilling. It’s uncorroborated, but I believe her. Check the rest of her time. It’s absolutely illegal.

Explosions, gunfire, low-flying helicopters rattle Bywater residents early Friday. Jade Helm redux. NOPD says it’s the U.S. Army.

?”The training involves the use of training simulations and helicopters. This is done at night to simulate environments our troops may encounter in operations overseas,” said a statement from the NOPD.

Yeah. “Overseas.”

I read of this project, but never heard it! A guy I friended through Louisiana DSA organizing (which I’ve slacked terribly on this week, missing the inaugural meeting) Superior Viaduct is re-issuing this on vinyl.

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