Oh, shit. Yesterday I wrote in the FBI’s favor. Sounds like I’m a complete fucking idiot.

“The family’s statement said that the FBI should have known that Varnell has schizophrenia, and that he had been found mentally incompetent by a court and placed under his parents’ legal guardianship.” Family Says Man Charged In FBI Right-Wing Terror Sting Is Mentally Ill, Incapable Of Attack | HuffPost

For those who are interested: I’ve updated this piece with a lengthy postscript on my views of First Amendment protections for protestors who plan to commit violence. (TLDR: they don’t have any.)

Don’t identify the Nazis | The Vast Jeff Wing Conspiracy

This was my favorite part of the last partial eclipse I was in. “Look for dim dapples of sunlight on the ground under trees. A leaf canopy may form many pinhole projectors, and during a partial eclipse each dapple will show an identical dent. Or make little holes between the fingers of your two hands laid across each other, as shown in the photo at lower left.” The Solar Eclipse for the Rest of Us – Sky & Telescope

This was my favorite part of the last partial eclipse I was in. “Look for dim dapples of sunlight on the ground under trees. A leaf canopy may form many pinhole projectors, and during a partial eclipse each dapple will show an identical dent. Or make little holes between the fingers of your two hands laid across each other, as shown in the photo at lower left.” The Solar Eclipse for the Rest of Us – Sky & Telescope

Mines has spent his career—in the U.S. Army Special Forces, the United Nations, and now the State Department—navigating civil wars in other countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. He returned to Washington after sixteen years to find conditions that he had seen nurture conflict abroad now visible at home. Mines concluded that the United States faces a sixty-per-cent chance of civil war over the next ten to fifteen years. Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

Don’t identify the Nazis. Don’t share social media pictures asking people to identify the Nazis. Don’t spread the names of people identified as Nazis. And no, you’re not doing this because some innocent people might be misidentified. You’re doing this to protect the Nazis.

Don’t identify the Nazis | The Vast Jeff Wing Conspiracy

2017, the president of the United States is a Nazi sympathizer, and the chancellor of Germany is not.

Merkel condemns ‘disgusting’ US far-right violence

For anyone who thinks DOJ is turning a corner regarding their announcements about Charlottesville, please compare their actions to what they’re doing regarding the protests against Trump on January 20. Chris Geidner on Twitter

The author concludes this will cause us to reconsider monuments to the Confederacy. It makes me wonder how many people who fly Confederate flags will think about giving the Nazi thing a try. Analysis | Confederate flags and Nazi swastikas together? That’s new. Here’s what it means.

The fear we had that Trump would inspire domestic terrorist attacks? Saturday was the first. This is the second. Oklahoma man charged in anti-government bomb plot

There were more anti-Nazi protests today than there were individual Nazis in Charlottesville.

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