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“Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means – decent folk – should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk – people without means.”Joseph Heller

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Language: Precision over Time equals Attention over Evaluation
I, WE: Language wants to be precise but vocabulary and context equate to precision, less context more words required, less shared metaphor more words less efficiency in communicating precision subtlety or complex nuance.

Law: Being Digital Citizens
Full text of Being Digital Citizens @ GOLDSMITH UNI ARTICLE.

Law: Blackstone Ratio
In criminal law, Blackstone's ratio (also known as the Blackstone ratio or Blackstone's formulation) is the idea that: "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." as expressed by the English jurist William Blackstone in his seminal work Commentaries on the Laws of England, published in the 1760s. The idea subsequently became a staple of legal thinking in Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions and continues to be a topic of debate. There is also a long pre-history of similar sentiments going back centuries in a variety of legal traditions. The message that government and the courts must err on the side of bringing in verdicts of innocence has remained constant.

Law: FCC v Section 230
What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230 @ VOX ARTICLE.

Law: First Amendment v Trump
Center for Democracy and Technology versus Donald Trump @ CDT Complaint Filing Document PDF.

Law: First Amendment
Supreme Court v First Amendment Inst @ PDF document from Supreme Court filing.

Law: Free Speech on Trial
Ron Coleman on First Amendment Landmark Case @ SHAPING OPINION LINK to case details.

Law: Free Speech on Social Media
Liberty First Amendment Cases @ LINK.

Law: Gavin McInnes v SPLC
Gavin McInnes law suit update against SPLC after two years defamation @ LINK.

Law: Jus Soli
Jus soli (meaning "right of soil"), commonly referred to as birthright citizenship, is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. Jus soli was part of the English common law, in contrast to jus sanguinis, which derives from the Roman law that influenced the civil-law systems of mainland Europe. Jus soli is the predominant rule in the Americas, but it is rare elsewhere. Since the 27th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was enacted in 2004, no European country grants citizenship based on unconditional or near-unconditional jus soli.

Law: PDF of McInnes v SPLC Alabama Court Filing
Gavin McInnes document Alabama Court Filing against SPLC @ Alabama Courthouse Documents.

Law: PREP Act
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act @ LINK.

Law: Slaughter-House Cases
The Slaughter-House Cases was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that held that the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution only protects the legal rights that are associated with federal U.S. citizenship, not those that pertain to state citizenship. It was a blow to the emancipation of chattel slaves, protecting state right to persecute black citizens at the behest of white ethno-supremacist state institutions. Ruling: The 14th Amendment only protects the privileges and immunities pertaining to citizenship of the United States, not those that pertain to state citizenship.

Law: Supreme Court Justice Bradley
"The people of this country brought with them to its shores the rights of Englishmen, the rights which had been wrested from English sovereigns at various periods of the nation's history.... England has no written constitution, it is true, but it has an unwritten one, resting in the acknowledged, and frequently declared, privileges of Parliament and the people, to violate which in any material respect would produce a revolution in an hour. A violation of one of the fundamental principles of that constitution in the Colonies, namely, the principle that recognizes the property of the people as their own, and which, therefore, regards all taxes for the support of government as gifts of the people through their representatives, and regards taxation without representation as subversive of free government, was the origin of our own revolution."

Law: Supreme Court Rules For Baker Over Gay Couple

Law: Supreme Court 1st Amendment v Trump
Supreme Court ruling Dec 2020 @ Reuters Article.

Law: UK Govt versus UK People
Public Order Act 1986, the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Terrorism Act 2000, the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, the Trade Union Act 2016, the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Act 2021.

Law: UK Secrecy Law Recasts Journalism As Spying

Law: United States v Cromitie (Williams) 2013

Lit: Be Night Quiet
Night quiet. Quiet in sound, but also respite from a billion photons constantly insistently clamouring LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME. Night quiet, imagination can emerge - in the silent unflooded moments - slowly opening the glisten of phantasmagoria butterfly wings. Night quiet, love and life and free from time's intrusive discord, enlivenen by the foreknowledge of a dawn that'll come, perhaps a moment to marvel at sunrise serene insouciant colour at first soft soon blunderbuss clouds blood shards yadda, city awakening, photons hammering, fantasy quiet night silence over. // Night quiet wake up soft shoe consciousness onto the stage. Alarm is a tumble or a descent on wires too fast!

Lit: Bojangles Tabor Lesbian Maypole Wikipedia Generational Divide in Action
Mr Bojangles Sammy Davis Jr yay. American Idol teen / Robbie Williams vacuity show tune, fuck you. Talib Kweli Beat 21st C, brother's even a Columbia professor Beat 21stC // June Tabor, Love Win Tear Us Apart. Big tree trunk lesbian, strong enough to be regaled by preening Oysterband dancer prancer singing and twisting the umbilical ribbons around the erect She. Who can take it even though who the fuck wants to live a life as obdurate as wood? // See Wikipedia on Morris Dancing and Maypole plus ribbons. Talk also. Sometimes a stick is just a stick. Bullshit. A stick is always a stick. Even if you're being fucked by it.

Lit: Interstate Beautiful Necklace City Gems Choking Life
Interstate strung like a necklace of yadda connection the complex gems of a thousand cities; pulling them together to choke the life out of a nation ... And now the internet is gonna do the same to the world or finish the job, friendly I'm data garbage, primordial soup.

Lit: Why is African stuff still in Western museums? Identity pol striving from an obsessive compulsive disinformation world: African stuff in Western museums
Why is African stuff still in Western museums? Identity pol striving from an obsessive compulsive disinformation world.

Literature: Dystopian Allegories - 1984, Brave New World, Farenheit 451, We, The Guardians, The Death of Grass

Brave New World (1931) anticipated the mechanics and the biotechnology of confident mass social regulation. 1984 (1948) depicted the totalitarianism of information and cancellation and war and ignorance control. Farenheit 451 (1953) saw the uniformity of comfort, hatred of knowledge and the fantasist plus crippling anxiety of aspiring to a world lived inside the four walled VR room. Huxley (1894-1963) and Orwell (1903-1950) are Modernists, embedded in their generation's zeitgeist. Both novels are masterpieces, smart brave idealism masquerading as fiction. The Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) novel - a better work of fiction, by a primarily fiction writer - slips into the 20th-century literary canon by a sci-fi side-door because by the 1950s/60s, the cultural gatekeepers have been replaced by postmodernists eager to marginalize individuals (especially dissenters).

See also : We (1924) an early Modernist dystopia novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937). Written for younger readers but unflinching on substance is The Guardians (1970) and The Death of Grass (1956) by English writer John Christopher (1922-2012).

Locus Coeruleus: Opioid Receptors + Clonidine

Clonidine down-regulates locus coeruleus

Opioids inhibit the firing of neurons in the locus coeruleus. When opioid consumption is stopped, the increased activity of the locus coeruleus contributes to the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The α2 adrenergic receptor agonist clonidine is used to counteract this withdrawal effect by decreasing adrenergic neurotransmission from the locus coeruleus.

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Language: Figures of speech matter
Figures of speech are important. Because they're a target for subversion. "Science created this virus." Nature created it. Science is simply a toolkit for understanding reality in a way that communicates reproducible explanations. That's all. Science isn't evil. Scientists facilitating evil can't be a reason for everyone to terminate questions; or defer to superstition intuition.

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