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Fabric acquired. 13 yards of nice twill linen at $9.50/yard. Double plus good. 
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Weird. And yes on prices… if you buy retail :-) That's why we made a point of going to the Garment District. Seems the place we went used to supply G Street Fabrics. 
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In Manhattan for the weekend. Mostly to hit the Garment District for fabric for Pennsic. Looks like there's a store that only sells linen. This makes me happy.

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I am amused that the photo of the day on every page of CSM is of Iggy Pop.
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Hate flying. We were delayed in Miami for an hour and a half due to a broken microphone clip, causing us to miss our connecting flight. +American Airline​ did automatically arrange a new flight for us, but not until 10:30,with a midnight arrival time. FFS. 
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Pair of bialys and some hamentashen for brunch. Well worth the trip over here. 
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As usual, +Norman Spinrad​ has good points.
 

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FACEBOOK, FACEBOOK UBER ALLES

Well my attempt to split my so-called Facebook “Timeline” into several different forums has been a dismal failure. Didn’t work, and more recent news (and I mean real news, not Facebook’s so-called “News Feed”)about Facebook begins not only to explain why, but begins to illuminate far larger issues about what Facebook is doing and trying to do.

Facebook has been accused of using both secret algorithms and human “editors” to control and even censor its so-called News Feed and “Trending topics” feed to suit the political agenda of Mark Zuckerberg &Co. But not to worry, Zuckerberg himself has appointed a committee to investigate.

Facebook had generously offered to finance free Internet service to third world countries, notably India. Well not exactly. The Facebook “free Internet service” would only connect to web sites approved and chosen by Facebook. India at least being a sophisticated democracy said no thanks. And other so-called “developing countries” have likewise gotten the point.

The point being that Facebook is becoming a threat to democracy itself, nowhere more so than in the United States, where a majority of people are getting their “news” from Facebook already and Facebook is expanding the process exponentially, as witness how it has weaseled itself into most of the televised presidential primary debates and now is funneling selected news stories from legitimate journalistic news channels through “News Feed” and “Trending” to far larger demographics than they can possibly reach by themselves.

And now it has been revealed that Facebook is in effect filtering and editing these feeds according Mark Zuckerberg’s political agenda. But not to worry, Zuckerberg has appointed a committee of his own minions to investigate himself.

Why is this a threat to democracy? Because it is already a huge threat to professional and politically neutral journalism itself, the commons cornerstone of any democracy. To the meaning of the very word “news” itself. “News Feed” is not real news but a species of subtly filtered propaganda. “Trending” is if anything something worse, backyard gossip mixed seamlessly with real news stories from professional journalistic sources.

And the core of Facebook’s initial success, the communications between self-chosen groups of “friends,” when added to this mix, is now poisoning reasonable political discourse among people with different legitimate and yes, interesting and valuable, points of view as witness the foaming at the mouth against Hillary Clinton from not just the right but the left, the ease with which outright and often vile lies about her, Sanders, Trump, anyone and everyone, spread virally, overwhelming journalistically verifiable fact. And probably now against me for writing this.

Goebbels had it right: “Repeat a big enough lie often enough and loudly enough, and no matter how outrageous, people will believe it.”

So did William Burroughs: You want to start a war, record a Ku Klux Klan speech and play it to the Black Panthers, record their reaction back to the Klan, the Klan’s reaction to that back to the Panthers...

And that was even before Al Gore invented the Internet, let along before Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook.

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Coming soon to a reality near you: The New Dark Ages, with an extra helping of ignorance and intolerance.

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