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Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi

At the Overlode Café...

  ... you take your 4.2 mile walk and I'll take mine. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Wisconsin, Ann Althouse

"May we riot now?"

  That's a photo I took in the Wisconsin State Capitol building in September 2011. I ran across it by chance as I was looking through old photographs. I thought it deserved another look here in 2020. The context is explained in this old post (which has video of the scene). It was some time after the peak anti-Scott Walker protests, but singing and dancing continued in the rotunda. At the time, I determined that WNPJ was the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. But what were "The Raanist...
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Solitude, Wisconsin State Capitol, Ann Althouse, Anarchy, Wisconsin protests, WNPJ, Red Anarchist Action Network Here

Look Hard

Do you ever just look hard at the world? Even without a camera in your hand? I saw something wonderful early yesterday morning. I first learned to "look hard" when I drew from life as a kid. I was good at drawing when I was young, and "artist" was my main identity among my peers for the first 18 years of my life. In the way that kids latch on to simple identities for other kids. I was not so good at painting because my color sense is only so-so at learn whether you have a color sense ...
Tags: Photography, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Nancy, Reflections, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Brandon, Geoff Wittig, Beaumont Newhall, Snake River, Dogman, Rob de Loe, Nancy Newhall

17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Pictured in Front Row of Donald Trump Rally in January

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old white supremacist suspected of murdering two people and injuring another during Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin—was photographed in the front row of a Donald Trump rally back in January. Kyle Howard Rittenhouse’s social media pages were filled with photos and videos showing him posing with weapons, posts supporting “Blue Lives Matter,” and comments speaking of misogyny and white supremacy. Wednesday evening (Aug. 26), after Rittenhouse’s was arrested, ...
Tags: Photos, Facebook, Politics, Crime, News, Wisconsin, Jazz, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Kenosha, Trump Supporters, White Supremacy, Blake, BuzzFeed News, Drake University, Kyle

Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’

Lakers reporter Kyle Goon shared LeBron James’ postgame thoughts on Instagram about the shooting Sunday of Jacob Blake, in which James said his emotions were “all over the place” and that “Black people in America are scared.” On Monday night, after the Lakers’ Game 4 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, James sounded off after police shot and wounded a Black man (Jacob Blake), apparently in the back, while responding to a call about a domestic dispute in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protesters gather...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Wisconsin, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Booker, James, Lakers, Kenosha, The Lakers, Hill, Blake

How one founder overcame the stress and isolation of his undocumented youth to create a company with $2.7 million in seed funding

CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez said the hopelessness he experienced as a young undocumented immigrant later helped motivate the creation of CASHDROP, a mobile commerce app that lets users quickly set up personal storefronts with their phones. On Tuesday the company announced completing a $2.7 million seed round led by Harlem Capital, with participation from investors including Founder Collective and Behance creator Scott Belsky. Flores-Martinez is hoping his dead-simple app can find a ...
Tags: Instagram, US, America, Trends, Wisconsin, Squarespace, Flores, Guadalajara Mexico, Behance, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Scott Belsky, Harlem Capital, Ruben Flores Martinez, Scott Belsky Flores Martinez, Flores Martinez, Rubin Flores Martinez

Now we know what Jeff Bezos' worried face looks like

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Apple CEO Tim Cook all testified before Congress about how they use their market power to destroy competitors. Unlike other tech hearings, this one had minimal grandstanding and the politicians came prepared. The tech titans did not seem ready for that at all, and they admitted to doing a lot of offensive things. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Congress, Colorado, Washington, China, US, America, Trends, Georgia, United States, Tim Cook

This morning at 5:55, I paid my respects to the empty plinth of the Hans Christian Heg statue.

I didn't insert the flags — only took the photograph. Notice the bent up portion of the bronze in back. That damage occurred when the statue was attacked last week:The memorial statue was beheaded and thrown in Lake Monona by rioters, incensed by the arrest of a member of Black Lives Matter as demonstrations in Madison turned violent in June 2020,[5][6] despite it being of a Union soldier and abolitionist.... On the morning of 24 June, someone painted "Fire Matt Kenny" on the base of the Heg s...
Tags: Photography, Law, Wisconsin, Union, Civil War, Black Lives Matter, Madison, Flags, Monuments, Wisconsin State Journal, Matt Kenny, Lake Monona, Ann Althouse, Destruction Of Art, Micah Le, Hans Christian Heg

"Just because he was anti-slavery doesn’t mean he was pro-Black" — UW-Madison students demanding the beloved Lincoln statue be extracted from its place of honor in the center of campus.

I'm reading the news report at Channel 3000 with near disbelief. This is not like the Lincoln statue in Washington D.C. that's been deemed problematic because he's looming over the figure of a slave like he's such a big shot "Emancipator."This is a lone, seated figure that has presided over Bascom Mall for decades and is inscribed on the hearts of those who have spent time — as I did for more than 30 years — at Wisconsin's beautiful university. I've taken many photographs of the statue, but I'll...
Tags: Photography, Law, Congress, Washington, Empathy, Sculpture, Protests, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, University Of Wisconsin, UW Madison, Rebecca Blank, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, McWhorter

"It's coming! Get ready!... It's coming. Get ready."

A warning we heard back in August 2011:That was right in front of the "Forward" statue — the statue that was pulled down last night. Here's a view of the "Forward" statue on June 5, 2012. It was the day of the Scott Walker recall election, and someone had put a Guy Fawkes mask on the figure: Here's the "Forward" statue in February 2011, at the height of the anti-Scott Walker protests: And here's "Forward" in a pussy hat, on the day of the "Women's March," January 21, 2017: Those were kinder, ...
Tags: Photography, Video, Law, Masks, Protests, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Madison, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin protests

At the Creature-of-the-Day Café...

... you can look through any window.I checked the photographs of all 870 insects of Wisconsin, then double-checked a separate page of dragonflies of Wisconsin and wasps of Wisconsin, and I found nothing with wings like that a red spot on its thorax/abdomen, so I cannot tell you what it is. I know when I saw it, I jumped up, grabbed my camera, and yelled, "It's the murder hornet," and for that, I will encourage you to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn.And given that 172 years ago today, Wisconsin became the 30th state, it's a good time to buy yourself some things you want using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Wisconsin, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Pence Deleted Social Media Posts That Misattributed Swing State PPE Deliveries

The Washington Post has a deep look out today at Project Airbridge, the Trump administration’s effort to quickly airlift huge amounts of PPE from foreign manufacturers into the United States. It’s an informative telling of what’s been a murky, complicated and, as the story convincingly suggests, failed effort to end chronic shortages in protective equipment supply around the country. The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains a national stockpile for distribution of critical items like...
Tags: News, Instagram, Minnesota, Washington Post, Indiana, United States, Fema, Wisconsin, Trump, Mike Pence, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pence, Instagram and Twitter, Wisconsin Minnesota, Jared Kushner, Muckraker

"Man Who Killed and Ate the Spirit Raccoon," "Spirit Horses on Horse Hill," "Flying Skull," "Big Beaver," "Girl Whose Lover Went to War"...

... "Rattlesnake Myth," "Wakanda Loses Lake," "Wakanda Annoyed by Rabbit," "Thunderbird Roost," and "Girl Who Married a Sky Man" — Native American myths named on this map of Lake Mendota, drawn in 1948 by a student of a University of Wisconsin professor, to go with his booklet "Lake Mendota Indian Legends."I first saw the map at "Daily diversion: See how Madison's lakes changed changed since 19th century, in photos" (Wisconsin State Journal).And 's the booklet!Lake Mendota was called Wonk-sheck...
Tags: Photography, Law, Mythology, Wisconsin, Sunrise, Native Americans, Madison, University Of Wisconsin, Manitou, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Rattlesnake Myth Wakanda

Isolation In The 402, A Photography Project By Eric Francis

A Photo Project During A Pandemic When Eric Francis told me about “Isolation In The 402”, it immediately made sense. Unlike the popular #thefrontstepsproject which we have all now seen, Eric's work has both depth and breadth in some very nuanced ways. Like Paul Gero, who I interviewed a couple of weeks back about his project in Wisconsin, Francis is also on a mission to document his community. He wants to photograph as many families and individuals as possible in his area code: 402, during thi...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Interviews, Black And White, Storytelling, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Omaha, Fujifilm, Francis, Home Middle Left, Personal Project, Eric, Matt, Avon Connecticut, Seshu

"A feared spike in Wisconsin’s coronavirus infection rate following its April 7 in-person presidential primary never materialized..."

"... although some new cases of the virus were possibly linked to the election, according to a report. A team of doctors from Wisconsin and Florida plus a mathematician in Alabama examined data from the post-election period of April 12-21, meaning five to 14 days after election, when new cases of the virus from April 7 likely would have become apparent.... Prior to the election, Wisconsin’s coronavirus infection rate was about one-third of the rate for the entire U.S. and dropped even lower comp...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Voting, Minnesota, Law, Milwaukee, Alabama, Signs, Wisconsin, Fox News, Evers, Tony Evers, Hyperbole, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin protests, Coronavirus

Sheriff Told Teen to Take Down Posts About Coronavirus, Family’s Lawsuit Says

Amyiah Cohoon, 16, was asked to remove Instagram posts about what she believed was her experience with Covid-19 because it upset some parents at her school, the lawsuit said.
Tags: News, Instagram, Hospitals, Wisconsin, Education (K-12, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Amyiah Cohoon

At the Photographer's Café...

... don't miss your shot.Lots of folks with cameras at the lakeside today. And one of them fell in the lake. The air temperature was 35°, and I don't know what the water temperature was, but he'd clambered out onto a rock, and he slipped and splashed all the way in. Don't worry. He got out. And he didn't even say, "I'm cold." It's Wisconsin! And the Wisconsin thing to say when you fall into an ice-cold lake is, I can report: "That rock was slippery." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)...
Tags: Photography, Cold, Law, Wisconsin, Sunrise, Don, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Once A Photojournalist, Paul Gero Documents Families

The Photojournalist Paul Gero, a Wisconsin portrait photographer, was at one point a newspaper photojournalist. You may remember that I featured Paul's work on this site here and here. His journalism instincts are kicking in again. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Paul has embarked on a neighborhood family portrait project. And, yes, he is observing all relevant “social distancing” guidelines, as outlined by his state government. Portrait Project I had the honor of speaking with Paul l...
Tags: Photography, Nbc, Interviews, Cbs News, Photographers, Wisconsin, Family History, Bay Area, Home Middle Right, Gabriel García Márquez, Staying Healthy, Global Pandemic, PAUL, Avon Connecticut, Seshu, Outdoor Portraits

The Magic of Photography

Mike Plews wrote: "If you go to places where photographers tend to gather (like national parks) pulling out a vintage piece of film gear generally strikes up a nice conversation. If you break out large-format gear and get under the dark cloth you will attract a crowd of both photographers and non-photographers alike, and inviting them to take a look at the ground glass is an excellent way to generate a little positive energy in a time when we could use some. After all, as every TOP regular knows...
Tags: Photography, Wisconsin, William Gibson, Alice, Reflections, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Gibson, Ford Model T, Mitch Hedberg, Mike Plews, Joshua Rothman, Michael Lesy, Lesy, Magic of Photography, Wonderlandish

WATCH: Sierra Canyon prepares to play Dominican, Paul VI in Hoophall Classic on ESPN

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. >> The Sierra Canyon boys basketball team took a red-eye flight Thursday night that landed them in Boston on Friday at 5 a.m. After an hour-loung bus ride west to Springfield, the priority was rest. “I slept a lot,” senior Ziaire Williams said nodding his head. There’s a business-trip mentality with this crop of teenagers. After hours of sleep and a solid meal, the Trailblazers had a ful...
Tags: Instagram, Boston, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Snapchat, Soccer, Wisconsin, Espn, High School Sports, Springfield, Simi Valley, Odom, Western New England University

Open Mike: Midcentury Modern Throwback

"Open Mike" is the often off-topic Editorial page of TOP, in which Yr. Hmbl. Ed. rambles, rants or reminisces. It's supposed to appear on Wednesdays and sometimes does. - Check out this awesome thing I happened across on eBay: It's an RCA entertainment console, in a style called "Midcentury Modern" that's really taken off lately. (I briefly owned a Midcentury Modern house back in Wisconsin—also known as a 1950s ranch house.) Look at those legs!  :-)  Those top flaps most likely reveal a turnt...
Tags: Photography, Ebay, Wisconsin, Pentax, Leica, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Ned Bunnell, Asahi, Asahi PENTAX, CLA, CRT, Forty, Midcentury Modern

Sunday Support Group for that Rare Darkroom Rat: Enlarger Dealz

You're not looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. Know how I know? Because no one is looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. But consider this. For people who want to practice old-fashioned, obsolescent film / analog / traditional / opto-chemical B&W photography (whatever you want to call it) from soup to nuts, start to finish, it's not the film or the chemicals or the cameras but the enlarger that might well be the bottleneck going forward. The reason is that an enlarger is one of those devi...
Tags: Photography, UK, Ebay, Germany, Photo Techniques, David, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Kaiser, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Bill, Jack, Rhode Island, Steve

Photographer accused of booking weddings and never showing up to shoot them

At least two brides from Wisconsin claim that their photographer stood them up. They claim that they paid the deposit, but the photographer never showed up at their weddings, and now they can’t even reach out to her to get their money back. Magdelyn Chandler and Jessica Venegas both booked Maelynn Anne Photography out of […] The post Photographer accused of booking weddings and never showing up to shoot them appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Wisconsin, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Unprofessional Photographer, Magdelyn Chandler, Jessica Venegas, Maelynn Anne

I'm Fearful (OT)

...Though not because of little ghosts and ghouls, witches, goblins, and vampires, not to mention the Harry Potters, hot dog and pumpkins. Unfortunately in my little resort area most of the people are gone—the last of my Summer neighbors decamped this morning—so the trick-or-treaters don't come around. Quite a change from my old house in Wisconsin. No, it's weather I'm thinking of this Halloween. It's not often we have cause to fear the weather here in Upstate. But my house is surrounded by stee...
Tags: Photography, California, Wisconsin, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston

The Best Work I Saw at Photolucida: Part 4

  It’s been quite the year. Denver, New York, the Jersey Shore, Albuquerque, Portland, London, San Francisco, and Monterey so far, with Philly and Chicago up next. Just writing that, no wonder I’m so tired. Antidote starts up again tomorrow, then my daughter turns 7 a few days later, and I hang an art show the next week. It’s easy to give in to negative thoughts, when the exhaustion sets in, I admit. And after being in Peak-Fitness-Shape back in June and early July, now I’ve got so many niggles ...
Tags: Photography, Microsoft, Virginia, Chicago, Paul Allen, Portland, Wisconsin, Mike Tyson, Seattle, Monterey, Portfolio Review, Trump, Soraya, Philly, Jennifer, Jessie

Open Mike: Apex Products

["Open Mike" is the often off-topic, anything-goes Editorial page of TOP, wherein Mike scats and vamps and riffs off the top of his pointy head. When all is right with the world, it appears on Wednesdays.] - Thomas Riley Marshall, Vice President of the United States under Woodrow Wilson, was presiding over the Senate—one of the VP's duties in our country—when he was forced to listen one day to a litany of complaints from various Senators about what was wrong about America. When it came his tur...
Tags: Books, Photography, Senate, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, United States, Nicole Kidman, Brazil, Wisconsin, Canon, Reflections, Rosemary, Marshall, Kurt Vonnegut

Former Wisconsin QB Hornibrook transferring to Florida State

Former Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook says he is transferring to Florida State. Hornibrook posted a photo of himself with Seminoles coach Willie Taggart on his Instagram account Sunday to announce his plans. Hornibrook is a graduate transfer who will be eligible immediately. The Seminoles are in need of depth at quarterback. James Blackman, a junior, […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Sports, Wisconsin, Florida State, Seminoles, Willie Taggart, Alex Hornibrook, James Blackman, Hornibrook, Florida State Hornibrook

my life list, redux

Making a new friend in Kenya (number 61) (photograph by the amazing Morgana Wingard) Exactly nine years and three days ago, I sat down to create my Life List — a list of at least 100 things to do before I die. The idea was inspired by my friend Maggie Mason, who was passionate about having people create a dream list of things to try to accomplish and experience. I was recently t...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Cook, London, Tibet, Greece, Bali, California, South Africa, Alaska, Paris, Sydney, Wisconsin, Kenya, Myanmar, Tokyo

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