Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran is first ever joint military action by UK & USSR- capitalists & Communists together seizing Iran's oil wells & railways.
General Bill Slim reassures his Soviet allies: "Not all British officers are aristocrats! Although that one does happen to be the Queen's cousin."
Red Army officers astounded to see a British Major sharing a meal with enlisted troops: "But all British officers are aristocrats- the commissar tells us so!"
And a via a correspondant:
> The poor have been rebels but they have never been anarchists. They have got more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea on a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists, as you can see from the barons' wars.
-- G K Chesterton
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> Getting fountain-mode in Emacs working with imenu-list-mode and writeroom-mode
Both VPNs and Tor seek to provide annonymity, inhibit surveillance, and evade censorship online.
VPN: The user's traffic is routed through a single, trusted source that directs it to a server in the country of a user's choosing. Obfuscation is through encryption and lack of record keeping.
Tor: The user's traffic is routed through a network of servers. Obfuscation is through encryption and direction through multiple servers.
Trade off is trust vs. speed. Tor by design requires less trust but is slower.
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* Jason Kenney, I think, has strong personal political beliefs — I can't think of any evidence that he delights in outraging his opponents; if anything, he probably tones down his opinions.
* Hamish is a mainstream Canadian Conservative. Much more politically active than normal obviously.
Speaking of Rebel Media, I thought of an example of a Canadian right-wing controversialist:
* Ezra Levant
#GospelToday (Lk 6:42)
How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,' when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother's eye.
Avec le déclenchement des élections fédérales, laissons-nous en premier réfléchir sur le gouvernement sortant. Qu'est-ce que le gouvernement Trudeau a accompli pendant ses quatre ans de pouvoir ?
- taxe carbone
- entente de libre échange avec les Américains
- allocation canadienne pour enfants
- légalisation du cannabis
- augmentation de la dette nationale
Des ajouts seraient bienvenus, dans un ton neutre SVP.
First snows of winter are falling in the Ukraine, around besieged Kiev. German commanders anxiously forced to confront fighting a winter war in the USSR.