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So much for that "it's justa glitch in the stock-market computer robot" theory, right? Stocks collapsed worldwide as the Fear circled the Earth just as the Sun used to circle the Earth before we had Science -- and look what your precious science has done, what with the computers who think Proctor & Gamble is worth $39 a share, which is blasphemy! What is this, 2002? NO IT IS, UH, 2010!


(PG was last worth $37 in mid-July, 2002. And that was the pre-late-July-2002 world.)

Anyway, Greek President Barack Obama just wants you to know, even though unemployment went *up* to 9.9%, there are 290,000 new jobs! And 230,000 were "private sector" jobs, sorting poopy diapers at WalMart for fifteen cents an hour. So stocks are "recovering" a bit, in New York. [TPM/Marketwatch/Bloomberg]

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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