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Psyche's Links: 2021


Alaska "Icemageddon" warning follows heat record : worldnews

Thunberg - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's that she is uncompromising in her truth telling. She tells a lot of truths here that we need to hear. A couple of excerpts:

Germany to shut down 3 of its 6 remaining nuclear power plants : worldnews

New grafting technique could combat the disease threatening Cavendish bananas : worldnews

Hong Kong Ban On Ivory Sales Comes Into Force: A ban on selling most ivory products in Hong Kong came into effect Friday, the culmination of a three-year process to eliminate the once rampant trade in the city. : worldnews

Paraguay now produces 100% renewable electric energy : worldnews

'Absolutely devastating' Colorado wildfire burns hundreds of homes near Boulder
The Fire This Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cadillac desert - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Friday December 31 2021 Update : CoronavirusMa
The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts 21,397 confirmed cases and 48 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass. setting another new daily record.

Coronavirus detected in Boston-area waste water reaches ominous new highs - The Boston Globe

Latest Katelyn Jetelina post -- about the coming antivirals, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir : CoronavirusMa
Omicron is spreading at lightning speed. Scientists are trying to figure out why : Coronavirus

From Kentucky to Arkansas, Americas least-vaccinated states led in-store holiday shopping

What you need to know about at-home rapid tests and their results The omicron variant has made at-home Covid tests hot-ticket items. While access and cost are struggles, the new variant could also affect the test's sensitivity ... These tests dont seem to work really well in the early parts of these infections because it doesnt look like omicron has as high a viral load in the first couple of days, as opposed to delta, which had a screaming-high viral load on Day One,

'Crazy' omicron surge could peak soon, but the virus is unpredictable as the pandemic enters its third year = Columbia University researchers estimate infections could top out during the week of Jan. 9

Covid Live Updates: South Africa Says Its Omicron Wave Has Passed With No Big Spike in Deaths

Fox News' Worst Lies About Covid-19 From 2021 - The cable network is actively harming its audience's health.

GOP House judiciary committee members, led by Jim Jordan, claim that booster shots 'don't work'

Floridas case numbers exploded to 77,848 Thursdayand still no appearance from you, Mr. Governor. Its time tocome out of hiding and speak to your constituents
Floridas Ron DeSantis accused of being MIA as governor holds no briefings for two weeks despite Omicron surge
Florida is breaking pandemic records. Where is Gov. Ron DeSantis? : politics
Florida is on fire and Ron is missing: DeSantis trolled by plane with banner accusing him of being AWOL Governors whereabouts have become a matter of controversy
Florida doesnt plan to open COVID testing sites amid surge, Orange County official says (it would make DeathSantis look even worse)
Ocasio-Cortez criticizes GOP for projecting their sexual frustrations at her
Paying people not to get vaccinated - Lawyers, Guns & Money

D.C. had one of the lowest rates of coronavirus cases in the country. That has changed.

How to Summarize 2021 : HermanCainAward
Blue gambled on getting natural immunity to protect himself. So far hes losing. His friends comments are an interesting mix.

Quebec reintroduces 10 p.m. curfew as infection rates skyrocket : worldnews

Belgian scientific base in Antarctica engulfed by Covid-19 despite strict measures : worldnews

COVID-19 deaths in Eastern Europe surpass 1 million : worldnews

Russias Excess Death Toll Hits 930K: Russia recorded more than 115,000 excess deaths during November 2021 according to official statistics published Thursday a new record high since the start of the pandemic.

Xian lockdown: Chinese city reports community transmission, hemorrhagic fever

Support For Marijuana Legalization In Australia Nearly Doubles In Six Years : worldnews

Stricken boat with over 100 Rohingya allowed to dock in Indonesia : worldnews

Myanmar military reverts to strategy of massacres, burnings | AP News : worldnews
Myanmar military massacres people, burns villages : worldnews
Myanmar model-actor Paing Takhon named worldsMostHandsome Face, sentenced to jail in same week

Hun Sen to propose age limit of 72 for prime minister after retirement : worldnews (Cambodia)

S.Koreas disgraced ex-president Park freed after nearly 5 years in prison

Chinas high-speed rail operating mileage exceeds 40,000 kilometers with new line
Chinas Eileen Gu loses passport, no mum and no coach but still wins Freeski Halfpipe WorldCup in Calgary (literally loses)
China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show - The Washington Post
Chinese Police Hunt Overseas Critics With Advanced Tech - The New York Times Authorities in China have turned to sophisticated investigative software to track and silence obscure critics on overseas social media. Their targets include college students and non-Chinese nationals.

Putin threatened Biden with a complete collapse of US-Russia relations if he launches more sanctions over Ukraine : worldnews
Biden to speak with Ukraine President Zelenskyy, says he made it clear to Putin that Russia cannot invade
Putin threatened Biden with a complete collapse of US-Russia relations if he launches more sanctions over Ukraine : politics
Russia test-fires new hypersonic Tsirkon missiles from frigate, submarine : worldnews
Russia on Thursday declared Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a founding member of the Pussy Riot band, and prominent satirist Viktor Shenderovich foreign agents as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on dissent

Pastor, Wife Arrested For Raping Minor and filming it In Songadh, India : worldnews ... It has not come to our knowledge that the accused used the video and photos to blackmail the minor,
Bihar Top Cop Says Girls Who Marry Without Parents Consent Get Killed (scammed into sex trafficking)

Pakistan buys 25 China-made J-10C fighter jets in response to Indias Rafale

Last president of Afghanistan said he only had 2 minutes to decide whether to flee Kabul, and didnt realize he was flying into exile until after takeoff
Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan : worldnews

Citroen Ad Slammed in Egypt for Promoting Sexual Harassment

$4 million worth of heroin seized by U.S. Navy in Arabian Sea : worldnews

Estonia planning artillery, missile system supply to Ukrainian armed forces : worldnews

U.S. to spend 150 million dollars to enhance Baltic defence capability : worldnews

Austrias former chancellor Sebastian Kurz to work for Thiel Capital: Kurz will work as a global strategist at the California-based venture capitalist firm after resigning amid graft allegations. The former chancellor is under investigation for suspected bribery and breach of trust

McDonalds blocked from building drive-through at Rome's ancient Baths of Caracalla

There is only one China: Nicaragua declares former Taiwan embassy belongs to China

Biden says Chile powerful example for world in first call with president-elect

Ghislaine Maxwells little black book under FBI review, says report
Ghislaine Maxwell guilty in Epstein sex trafficking trial: What the case revealed about female sex offenders ... Estimates of the proportion of sexual abuse committed by women range from 1% when based on conviction rates to 40%, according to some surveys of people who are survivors of sexual abuse ... However, the most striking difference is that female offenders are six times more likely than male offenders to have a co-offender, meaning two or more people participate in the abuse of the same victim.

My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. The US killed 504 Civilians most of them Women and Children. : pics

I dont know much about foreign affairs: George W. Bush made startling confession to Britain's US ambassador, National Archive documents reveal : George W Bush admitted he knew little about international affairs, papers show - His later presidency was dominated by US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan - In 1998, the governor was candid about his lack of international experience (long tradition of Republican dumbfucks and here we are)

Retired general warns the U.S. military could lead a coup after the 2024 election : politics ... 124 retired generals and admirals signed a letter contesting the 2020 election

Weekly jobless claims total 198,000, less than expected and around 52-year low
Record number of minimum wage increases set for 2022 - Axios

Biden: vaccine could be difference between life and death

Bernie Sanders: Pay your workers better. Warren Buffett: Thats not my job
Thats Just Wrong: Sanders Slams Buffett for Refusing to Side With Striking Steelworkers
A Capitalist is a Capitalist No Matter Which Political Party They Join - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump appointee at FDIC to resign after partisan brawl - POLITICO Trump appointee at FDIC to resign after partisan brawlFederal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Jelena McWilliams on Friday unexpectedly submitted her resignation after the Trump appointee faced partisan strife at the bank regulator, in a move that will give Democrats control of the agency in the coming weeks.

Coal miners union urges Manchin to reconsider opposition to Biden plan

Clinton:'It is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections
I Predicted the Culture Wars Would End in 2021. Oops. : politics

Anatomy of a death threat Trump supporters have waged a campaign of intimidation against the state and local officials who administer U.S. elections. This visual analysis explores hundreds of menacing messages and explains why theyre difficult to counter. (disgusting, Make Americans Bullies Again)
Trump Supporters Bombard Election Officials With Threats and Abuse - One message threatened "You can't run for governor when you're already dead. We are going to hang you for treason, you fucking bitch"

One Year Since the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol : politics
Prosecutors break down charges, convictions for the 725 arrested so far for Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol - The Washington Post
CNN to air 'Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later' marking 1-year anniversary of insurrection - CNNPolitics
House Committee Says Trump Privilege Claim Should Be Tossed : politics
Republican Adam Kinzinger rips Trump "lies" after he makes statement about 1/6 committee : politics

Guerilla Abortion Tactics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - So I had a long-held political theory that is clearly incorrect. That theory was that if the Supreme Court did in fact overrule Roe, it would cause a massive uproar in America, with nearly unprecedented levels of protest and reaction that would transform American politics. This is obviously not going to happen.

Eschaton: Do Clap Popular Things Clap - I guess "popularism" is over, as we did all the popular things, and now it's just "do more racism." -- Made many mistakes over the years. Being an Yglesias booster was one of them. A big problem with the Biden White House is they love the absolute worst fucking people in The Discourse, and Yglesias is one of the ones they love (all the smartest boys on the internet basically, who tend to approach most things from a Trumpesque "nobody thought of this before I did" perspective). Ron Klain is regularly retweeting the worst shit.

Moderate Has Become The Most Meaningless Term In Politics

James Seidelman and John P. Watkins: Republicans exploit peoples biases to win elections | Behavioral economics explain why people vote against their own interests.

ACLU Files Suit to Block Brazen Effort in Georgia to Thwart Black Voters

Louisiana Judge Michelle Odinet resigns after racial slur video : politics

Pa. Supreme Court says warrantless searches not justified by cannabis smell alone : politics
Colorado governor pardons 1,351 Coloradans convicted of marijuana possession : politics

Portland Antifa rioter charged with assaulting police has case dismissed after 30 hours community service | Fox News

The governor of Missouri still doesnt know how websites work

Is there anything more nonsensical than dental coverage being separate from health coverage? As if your mouth is not part of your body.
How Do You Get Dental Care When You Cant Afford It?

After 4 Killings, 'Officer of the Year' Is Still on the Job : A Pennsylvania state trooper was returned to duty following three investigations by his own agency. A fourth inquiry is underway. (killer copster of the year)
Over 65 shots fired on busy Philadelphia street; 6 wounded : news

Deputy terminated after shooting 17-year-old suspect at NRG Park : news

Reality Televisions Year of Reckoning -- TLC's long-running association with the Duggars was a ticking time bomb ... A light and breezy freak show about a kooky family spawned from Michelle Duggars indefatigable womb obscured underlying caustic philosophies and abuse. When the abuse was no longer ignorable, TLC and the Duggars worked in lockstep to keep up appearances ... The packaging of the Duggars and the palpable political agenda that lay just underneath the surface crystallizes the difference between reality and documentary. What distinguishes the former from the latter is an exuberantly explicit rejection of ethics.

Betty White, one of the most endearing and enduring faces on television, dies at 99 - The Washington Post

Persistent Misunderstandings of Inclusive Fitness and Kin Selection: Their Ubiquitous Appearance in Social Psychology Textbooks
Kin selection - Wikipedia
Dawkins on Nowak et al. and kin selection
Big dust-up about kin selection ... Well, Nature got its controversy but lost its intellectual integrity, becoming something of a scientific National Enquirer. Oh, and boo to the Templeton Foundation, who funded the whole Nowak et al. mess and highlighted the paper on their website.
Inclusive Fitness: Return to the Wrestling Ring | Discover Magazine
Amaurosis Fugax: Richard Dawkins changes his mind on the "Handicap Principle"

How to calm your inner storm | Psyche Guides When your emotions become too painful and overwhelming, regain control using skills from dialectical behaviour therapy

New Evidence for How Languages Spread 10,000 Years Ago | Discover Magazine New Evidence for How Languages Spread 10,000 Years Ago - The ancestral tongues of Japanese, Korean and mainland Asian languages may have followed the dissemination of agriculture.

Thousands of coma patients may be conscious but were ignoring them, says pioneering neuroscientist

A Common Sugar Additive Could Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs. The finger of blame is pointed squarely at the sugar trehalose, found in foods such as nutrition bars and chewing gum. : worldnews

A Surprising Link Between Narcissism and Belief in Astrology: Belief in astrology is correlated with high narcissism and low intelligence. : science

How easy would it be to crack Nazi encrypted Enigma machine with todays technology?

What are signs a woman hasnt matured? ... Putting others down for fun.
What are signs a guy hasnt matured? ... Inability to self reflect in a meaningful way.

When we hear the word alien we think of this skinny, grey looking creature with massive black eyes. Where did this picture originally come from?


Looming mass extinction could be biggest since the dinosaurs, says WWF: More plants and animals than ever before are on a global list of threatened species, with the World Wildlife Fund Germany warning that more than 1 million species could go extinct within the next 10 years. (extinct the rich)

A new warming wave will start in the stratosphere, with the Polar Vortex being temporarily displaced and elongated over North America, briefly helping to shift the jet stream and sustain the unusually cold weather over the continent : worldnews

Climate change: Hurricanes to expand into more populated regions : worldnews

The worlds biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, generates first power

126 tigers dead in 2021, the highest in a decade: NTCA : worldnews

Natural History Museum identifies more than 500 new species in 2021: Hell herons metallic beetles, tiny shrimp scientists have been busy describing unusual creatures despite Covid restrictions.

India achieves 2030 target of 40% non-fossil based electricity goal : worldnews

Brazil: more than 100 aircraft seized for involvement in environmental crimes : worldnews

South Africa court blocks Shells oil exploration

$51 Million Super Yacht Sank Gas Tanker in Bahamas : worldnews

Elon Musk rejects claims that his satellites are hogging space : worldnews

This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500?

New England is warming faster than the rest of the planet, new study finds - The Boston Globe

2020 - CPI - Corruption Perceptions Index

Massachusetts reports 21,137 new cases, along with 36 deaths - December 30 : CoronavirusMa
21,137 confirmed cases and 36 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass. another new daily record.

Updated 12/30/21: MWRA has been updated and its skyrocketing
Cape Cod hospitals have breathing room as facilities across the state fill to capacity - Cape Cod Times : CoronavirusMa

iHealth Labs - home rapid test kit provider for the state - also sells online directly : CoronavirusMa

Life in the US in Jan-Feb 2022 is going to be almost unrecognizable to most Americans. Even the people who have managed to pretend #COVID19 wasnt happening are about to get a major wakeup call. When we call 911 & no one comes, when we literally cannot enter the ER for crowds

US children hospitalized with COVID in near-record numbers - The Boston Globe
Two CDC reports indicate COVID vaccines rarely lead to problems in younger children - The Boston Globe
Nearly 9 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered to kids ages 5 to 11 shows no major safety issues. 97.6% of adverse reactions "were not serious," and consisted largely of reactions often seen after routine immunizations, such arm pain at the site of injection : science

Omicron Cases, Covid Testing and Booster News: Live Updates - The New York Times Delta and Omicron are surging across the U.S., although hospitalizations and deaths remain far below earlier peaks.
Do we have evidence that Omicron is more mild than Delta coronavirus?
Dreams of a New COVID Pill Panacea Have Been Dashed : CoronavirusUS
Scientists identify antibodies that can neutralize Omicron variant : worldnews
Omicron cannot escape T cells; boosters protect households from Omicron : worldnews
J&J booster slashes Omicron hospitalizations -S.African study : worldnews
J&Js booster shot provides strong protection against severe disease from Omicron, a study says.
Coronavirus risk calculations get harder as a study suggests rapid tests may be less effective at detecting omicron - The Washington Post

Our Relationship With COVID Vaccines Is Just Getting Started - We probably will need additional shots. But just how many depends on our immune systems, the virus, and how often they collide.

Tsunami of Omicron cases worldwide set to overwhelm healthcare systems: WHO chief

Americans should be learning to live with covid-19. The unvaccinated are making that impossible

The omicron surge could be the worst public health challenge of our lifetimes
Omicron helps fuel hospital staffing shortages - The Washington Post

Where's Ron? - Lawyers, Guns & Money Looks like the Ron DeSantis: Americas COVID Governor victory tour has been suspended again: ... It might be a few weeks before the parade of fawning tributes to DeSantis's rakish nihilist charm can begin again! The search for a Reasonable Alternative to Trump Because There's Gotta Be One is a difficult one, my friends.
Dem Florida gov. candidate Nikki Fried calls out DeSantiss lack of visibility as Omicron surges (DeSatan hiding in his basement) ... The choice was this guy or a closeted homosexual with a massive drug problem. Have you seen him? His state is worried. : PoliticalHumor

The Marine Corps Is Rapidly Forcing Out Vaccine Refusers, As Promised : politics

The collateral damage of the Republican war on the vaccine - Lawyers, Guns & Money These stories continue to absolutely infuriate me:

Michigan woman wont be charged for outing anti-mask nurses on Twitter ... I mean, what would she even be charged with? She recorded public school board meeting speeches and posted them.

SeanSeanySean comments on Gratitude
This gallant memelords struggle against Fauci, liberals, and brown people has ended
Standard fare around here : HermanCainAward
Dont think Covid is real? Have fun dying in the parking lot
Amy believes WWG1WGA. After 4 months in the hospital she went bye-bye. Her brother makes the announcement. : HermanCainAward ... WWG1WGA2ICU
Jezebel: a tale of extreme arrogance and pain. All within a single week. : HermanCainAward

Djokovic skipping the Australian Open because of vaccine requirement? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Unvaccinated Podcaster Cancels 4/20 Show in Canada, Cant Even Get into the Country ... Joe Rogan ... (a "podcaster")
Unions slam Quebec for allowing some COVID-positive healthcare staff to work : worldnews

France reports dizzying daily record of 208,000 COVID cases
Wearing masks outdoors mandatory in Paris starting Friday : worldnews

UK daily covid cases hit 183037. : worldnews
Britons with homes in EU told they cant drive through France to get there: Eurotunnel operator issues warning to UK nationals after update to Covid travel rules by French government.

Xian residents running out of food as Chinese city enters eighth day of lockdown : worldnews
Chinese armed police parade Covid restriction violators through streets as zero-Covid strategy falters

100,000-yen handout info mistakenly sent to families with deceased kids in Japan : worldnews ... Japanese Government official vows to apologize to families in person after mistakenly sending letters to their deceased children.

Kim Jong Un pictured looking noticeably slimmer, fanning rumours of health issues : worldnews

Exiled Tiananmen student leader Wang Dan barred from seeing mother before her death in Beijing : worldnews
Hong Kongs Stand News deletes website and wipes social media; ex-staff to appear in court as watchdogs decry raid
Aftermath of when the tanks left : pics
Incarceration of schoolteacher in psychiatric hospital prompts online outcry in China : worldnews ... after she spoke out over the expulsion of a Shanghai journalism lecturer who encouraged her students to verify official accounts of the Nanjing massacre.
China places outright ban on tattoos, issuing fresh calls for footballers to have existing ink removed completely : worldnews
Mercedes-Benz latest to spark outrage in China for featuring model with slanted eyes

India extends security law after botched army ambush : worldnews
Women force change at Indian iPhone plant,sick from bad food,crowded dorms : worldnews
Apple puts India iPhone planton probation after mass food poisoning

Kazakhstan completely abolishes death penalty : worldnews

On the brink: drought and politics leave Afghans fighting famine
Talibans Cannabis Plans Confirmed By German Partners
Fate of the Afghan Air Force - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sudanese gunmen have looted a World Food Program warehouse containing about 1,900 tonnes of food aid in Darfur amid a surge of violence in the western region. Residents of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, reported heavy shooting near the warehouse late Tuesday : worldnews

Iran launches research satellite into space : worldnews

Jamal Khashoggi killers living in luxury villas in Riyadh, say witnesses : news

Lebanon lacks resources for emotional trauma, mental health : worldnews
Captagon pills hidden in fake oranges seized in Lebanon : worldnews Customs officers found nine million pills concealed in a shipment of real fruit at Beirut port

Abbas Warns Israel To Find Political Solution Or West Bank Will Explode
In recording, ex-cabinet chief admits shredding docs before Netanyahu departed as PM : worldnews
Palestinian Authority foils attempts to torch Josephs Tomb

Nine Bosnian Serbs Charged With Wartime Murder Of Almost 100 Muslims : worldnews

Irishman arrested after drunkenly mistaking Romanian parliament for Bucharest hotel : worldnews

Catholics in Poland have been given permission to eat meat this New Years Eve, which falls on a Friday, when believers are supposed to avoid meat.

Men who allegedly stole $129M in 18th century jewels from German museum set for trial : worldnews

Spains leftist cabinet approves landmark labour law reform which aims to reduce the use of temporary contracts and boost job security.

Nearly 100 terrorists being considered for release by parole board after law change in wake of attacks : worldnews
Buckingham Palace did not want Elton John to sing Candle In The Windat Princess Diana's funeral ... If the royal family had had its way, Diana would have been buried under a car park in Leicester or a ditch in Slough.
Anthony Hopkins health: Actor, 83, ignorant about Aspergers diagnosis

Prince Andrew makes unprecedented request for all witness testimony in sex abuse case to be kept secret (
2 / 4 : PoliticalHumor
Alan Dershowitz, implicated in Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein cases, slams alleged victim on BBC - The Washington Post
I Just Had To Think About Alan Dershowitz's Underwear And Now So Do You -- This guys supposed to be a lawyer, right?
Accused sex criminal Alan Dershowitz presented by BBC as impartial analyst of convicted sex criminal's Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... When Fox News has vastly better journalistic standards than your organization, the whole thing should probably be nuked from space. (Dershofuck)
David Simon on Twitter: "Hate to be an old-timer who chirps about better days. But at my old paper, a disaster this raw and embarrassing required us to shoot a senior editor, burn the cadaver in a newsroom pyre, then mix the ashes with printer's ink and sent out in the home final as a warning to others." / Twitter
Eschaton: Hot Dog Guy Dot Gif - BBC has owned it, retired it. - Statement on interview with Alan Dershowitz
She Tweeted That Alan Dershowitz Might Be Acting Crazy. So Yale Fired Her. The strange free-speech case of Bandy Lee. (Yale and the "Golddwater Rule")

Judges Order Release of 2009 Jeffrey Epstein Settlement

The relentless 2021 news cycle in one chart - Axios

As Covid Deaths Hit 800K, Sanders Says Medicare for All Needed to End 'Vulgarity' of US Health System ... Japan, mandating masks from the start, has had approximately 18,000 deaths. Yes, you heard it, 18,000. The US has had 800k+ deaths.
For COVID-19 vaccinations, party affiliation matters more than race and ethnicity ... 40% of Republicansdont planto get vaccinated, versus 26% of Independents and just 3% of Democrats. In response to a more sharply worded KFF question, 23% of Republicans report that they will 'definitely not get vaccinated,' compared to 11% of Independents and just 4% of Democrats.
By watering down COVID self-isolation period, CDC defers to commerce : politics
Judge denies Oklahomas request to block National Guard vaccine mandate

The rich benefit as Democrats retreat from tax on unrealized capital gains : politics
Economists warn of inflation inequality as poor get slammed by rising prices : politics

Hundreds of Afghans denied humanitarian entry into US : politics

Agents with Homeland Security Investigations push to break away from ICE, saying negative reputation hurts their work : politics
An increase in high-skilled immigrants decreases the share of Republican votes, while an inflow of low-skilled immigrants increases it. These effects are mainly due to the indirect impact on existing citizens votes, independent of origin country and race

We have a powerful weapon to fight inflation: price controls. Its time we use it

Biden has nothing to lose if he supports expanding the Supreme Court : politics

Are Democrats Bad at Politics? : politics
House Democrats Are Not in Disarray. Mostly. : politics
Opinion | A.O.C. and Manchin Are in the Same Party. No Wonder Democrats Are Struggling. - The New York Times
Opinion: America has had plenty of good news. You just have to look hard for it. : politics

A Person of the Year: Jamie Raskin : politics

Letters to the Editor: Are we going to punish Trump for trying to overturn an election or what? : politics
So You Admitted To Storming The Capitol. Now What? : politics

Trump accuses Jan. 6 panel of seeking evidence of criminal activity
Ex-White House, DOJ officials urge Supreme Court to reject Trump effort to stymie Jan. 6 probe : politics
A year after a seditious insurrection, why wontfederal prosecutors treat it that way?
Capitol Police Sergeant reflects on anniversary of Jan. 6 riot : NPR
Capitol police officer says its a 'disgrace' that Pence is dismissing January 6: We did everything possible to prevent him from being hanged and killed in front of his daughter and his wife
Capitol police officer questions loyalty of Republicans who were allegedly in contact with Capitol rioters : politics
'Just kill me now' : Jan. 6 rioter who led initial breach at Capitol ordered back in jail

Calling Trump a terror movement leader is too kind says analyst
Nearly three-quarters of GOP doubt legitimacy of Bidens win: poll
Donald Trump may finally face prosecution in the New Year: But the trauma won't end there | American greed and ignorance created Donald Trump. Will America finally muster the courage to rid ourselves of him?
The Republican Party is paying millions for Trumps legal bills. Heres why ... He's basically forever ruined the delusion that there exists some highly competent shadowy cabal of people who control things behind the scenes. It really is just incompetent people all the way up playing go fish with a deck of tarot cards.
A right-wing radio host said Trump needs an intervention from a friend after the former president advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine

With fascism coming, America responds: LOL who cares? Let's Netflix and chill - As the threat of authoritarian takeover grows, most Americans have lost interest. They'll have nobody else to blame

'Patriots' are undermining American democracy ... Since the 2020 election, at least 19 states have passed 33 laws that make it harder to vote. (very patriotic traitors)

Republicans failed completely in their Christmas predictions : politics

Inside the campaign to undermine Georgias election

Marjorie Taylor Greene calls for a national divorce between Republican and Democratic states - Ms Greene hails from Georgia, a state that once tried to implement a national divorce so wealthy Georgians could keep owning Black people as slaves (she's dog-barking)

Ungerrymandered: Michigans Maps, Independently Drawn, Set Up Fair Fight
How redistricting is shaping the 2022 U.S. House map : politics ... 538 reports net gain of +6 Dem lean, -1 GOP lean, -4 competitive seats as of today.

Sodomy laws are still being used to persecute queer people. A man is still forced to register as a sex offender due to a 2001 sodomy charge, even though SCOTUS overturned such laws in 2003. : politics
Gay Homophobe : # days since the last prominent homophobe was caught in a gay sex scandal:

New Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children, and Its Getting Worse ... The Republican County Mayor petitioned the Trump DOJ to remove the oversight over the Juvenile Court before all the recommended corrections were completed and the oversight was ended.

The Cruel Failure of Welfare Reform in the Southwest : politics

Spanberger, one of most vulnerable House Dems, announces shell run in redrawn Virginia district

Ted Cruz mistakes 'Western Australia' for 'Washington State' in botched attack on 'power-drunk' Dems (not that he's drunk or anything)

Keith Olbermann goes on Twitter tirade against Mitt Romney. Olbermann criticizes Romneys large family and rehashes an old fight.
Keith Olbermann on Twitter: "Somebody gift these people some vasectomies" / Twitter
Keith Olbermann on Twitter: "While we're on the subject of @MittRomney a reminder that on October 13, 2020, just 86 days before the Terrorist Donald Trump engineered the worst act of domestic terrorism in our history, Mittens got mad at me for...calling Trump a terrorist." / Twitter
Keith Olbermann on Twitter: "Oh yeah, I've forgotten. What's the technical term within Mitt's religion for it "treating" with the devil or do I have the verb wrong?" / Twitter

Denver gunman's novels named real-life victims, described similar attacks Lyndon McLeods family say they were estranged for years

L.A.'s Arms Race of the Affluent - From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns

Idaho sheriff, charged with felonies, must surrender guns : news

Mom: Daughter mistaken for intruder by father, fatally shot : news
Father allegedly fires gun after son says, Why don't you just shoot mm?

Colorado police officer hailed a hero after she was shot during deadly 'rampage' and reportedly took down the suspect while wounded

Nobody wrote sentences like her: A Didion scholar talks the enduring magic of the late writers prose
Democracy vs. fascism, part 1: What do those words mean and do they describe this moment?Joan Didion would tell us were avoiding obvious facts:

50 Very Bad Book Covers for Literary Classics

The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson - Scientific American : We must reckon with his and other scientists racist ideas if we want an equitable future ... His influential text Sociobiology: The New Synthesis contributed to the false dichotomy of nature versus nurture and spawned an entire field of behavioral psychology grounded in the notion that differences among humans could be explained by genetics, inheritance and other biological mechanisms. (hello, Pevan Stinker,
Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as antman, dead at 92
E.O. Wilson, Heir To Darwins Legacy And King Of The Ants, Has Died At Age 92 ... After the publication of his 1975 book Sociobiology, Wilson was pilloried by the biologists Richard Lewontin and Stephen Jay Gould, who accused him of justifying eugenics, sexism, and rampant capitalism.
The descent of Edward Wilson - Prospect Magazine A new book on evolution by a great biologist makes a slew of mistakes - by Richard Dawkins (2012) ... For Wilson not to acknowledge that he speaks for himself against the great majority of his professional colleagues isit pains me to say this of a lifelong heroan act of wanton arrogance.
The evolution of eusociality | Nature
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality | Nature (paywalled for capitalists)
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality (free to read)
Against "Sociobiology" ... The reason for the survival of these recurrent determinist theories is that they consistently tend to provide a genetic justification of the status quo and of existing privileges for certain groups according to class, race or sex ... Wilson joins the long parade of biological determinists whose work has served to buttress the institutions of their society by exonerating them from responsibility for social problems. (Gould, Lewontin, et al)
Theodosius Dobzhansky - Wikipedia

3,600-Year-Old Remains of Man Killed by Bronze Age Tsunami Discovered, Researchers Say : worldnews ... tying it to the Thera tsunami,

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, scientists argue : news

OCDwhich affects as much as 2% of the worlds populationcauses recurring unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors. Now researchers have identified brain signals associated with obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms, paving the way for adaptive treatment.

Patients with depression show increases in neuroplasticity and fewer clinical symptoms after a physical activity intervention. : science

An ancient artifact from 3000-5000 years ago (sanxingdui civilization) : pics

Cells Deep in Your Brain Place Time Stamps on Memories : science

Cannabis use by adolescents is not independently predictive of either depression or suicidal ideation, according to longitudinal data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. : science

TIL that Einstein gave his wife a list of conditions if she wanted to stay with him. The list included that she must keep his laundry in good order, serve him his 3 meals a day in his room, and stop talking when he requests it. Also, she was not to expect any intimacy from him. : todayilearned ... (half of America allows incest between first cousins)

Left wing people of Reddit, what is your most right wing opinion? and similarly right wing people of Reddit what is your most left wing opinion? : AskReddit

What is the most disturbing video youve watched?

What does sex feel like from a guys perspective? : AskReddit

To all the atheists, what is your reason for not believing in God or a higher power? : AskReddit

The best thing youll see on the Internet before 2021 ends: Bernie Sanders eviscerating Elon Musk in parody video goes vira


The Fuse Has Been Blown, and the Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All : New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed, We have no analog for this ... In a century or so, global sea levels could rise 10 feet, which would swamp South Florida and Bangladesh and many other low-lying regions of the world.

A strong North Pacific ridge will rise into the Arctic Circle, pushing the jet stream and colder weather deeper across North America in January 2022. It will also cause pressure to drop over Scandinavia, bringing colder air back into Europe towards mid-month. : worldnews

Spacewalking Chinese astronauts add camera to Tiangong space station module : worldnews

Scientists find unexpected trove of life forms beneath Antarctic ice shelf : science

Thinner than a pencil, these solar panels are set to revolutionise solar power : technology

Subway system openings reduce particulate pollution by 4 percent in highly polluted city centers. A new subway system provides an external mortality benefit of about $1 billion per year, which offsets a substantial share of the construction costs of subways. : science

Bloodthirsty squirrel attacks 18 people in Welsh village in two-day Christmas rampage (

The Philippines has lifted a four-year ban on new open-pit mines, an official said Wednesday. The move sees the Philippine government reverse a ban imposed in 2017, when the then-environment minister blamed the sector for widespread ecological damage : worldnews

Western Canada stays under extreme cold warnings as some areas hit -50 C : worldnews

Alaska hits record 67 degrees for December - The Washington Post Kodiak smashed its previous monthly record by 20 degrees, meanwhile other towns are experiencing anomalous rain.
Lake Tahoe sees 16 feet of snow in December, crushing records : news

MA December 29, 2021 Update : CoronavirusMa
MA COVID-19 Data 12/29/21 : CoronavirusMa
15,163 confirmed cases and 45 deaths. See today COVID-19 data from Mass. ... setting another new daily record.


Report: Samsung in talks to acquire Biogen - The Boston Globe Deal would value the Cambridge drugmaker at $42 billion (cuz their stock is tanking)

Baker touts 2 million booster doses jabbed into Mass. residents arms as COVID-19 battle rages on
As COVID rates soar, Mass. schools brace for a chaotic January and lots of testing
Hospitals prepare for more children, but so far, few are getting very sick from Omicron - The Boston Globe

Pediatric COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations on fireamid nations latest surge

New report on 1.23 million breakthrough symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections by vaccine. The unvaccinated individuals were found to have 412%, 287%, and 159% more infections as compared to those who had received the mRNA1273, BNT162b2, or JNJ-78436735 vaccines, respectively. : science
Omicron infection appears to protect against Covid delta variant and could displace it, South Africa study finds : worldnews
Is Fluvoxamine the Covid Drug We've Been Waiting For? A 10-day treatment costs only $4 and appears to greatly reduce symptoms, hospitalization and death. fluvoxamine, a pill the FDA approved in 1994 to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders. Doctors often prescribe it off-label for anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Studies show that fluvoxamine is highly effective at preventing hospitalization in Covid-infected patients, and its unlikely to be blunted by Omicron.
Substantial weight loss can reduce risk of severe COVID-19 complications. Successful weight-loss intervention before infection associated with 60% lower risk of severe disease in patients with obesity. : science

What is the incubation time of the corona virus? : askscience

Why You Should Upgrade Your Face Mask to an N95 - Seriously, Upgrade Your Face Mask Omicron is everywhere. Dr. Abraar Karan explains why cloth masks dont cut it anymore.

They Were the Pandemic's Perfect Victims - The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.

After Vaccines: Where Covid Death Rates Have Risen - The Big Picture

Covid-19 kills coronavirus and vaccine skeptic Robin Fransman, 53 : worldnews

A respiratory therapist fought on covids front lines. The last wave broke him.

Republicans are rewarding people for refusing the vaccine
CDCs Covid-19 Vaccine Push Threatens Americans With Exorbitant Hospital Bills

Florida reports 46,923 new coronavirus cases, shattering state daily record : news
Florida mayor: DeSantis has been MIA during omicron surge : politics
Where Is Ron DeSantis Now: Florida Mayor Blasts Guv Over COVID (for the 11th time) ... "The fat lady cant sing yet because shes still on a ventilator"

Iowa man Dale Weeks dies after waiting 15 days for open hospital bed; family blames covid-19 surge - The Washington Post ... His family blames unvaccinated covid-19 patients.

3 people found dead on Cambria County property died of COVID-19, coroner says : news

Arkansas judge strikes down law banning mask mandates : news

This thoughtful and enlightened unvaccinated man contracted COVID-19 and is now free from his mortal coil.

New Chinese Covid-19 vaccine targeting multiple variants is approved in UAE : worldnews

Many Latin American countries now among those with highest rates of vaccination : worldnews

Finland introduces mandatory Covid vaccinations for healthcare workers : worldnews

WHO warns of Omicron overload as France reports record of nearly 180,000 Covid cases. France reported a record high of 179,807 new confirmed cases in a 24-hour period on Tuesday, by far the highest number since the start of the pandemic. : worldnews
WHO: At the current rate, only later in 2022 will vaccine supply be sufficient for extensive use of boosters in all adults : worldnews

COVID-19: Boris Johnson says up to 90% in intensive care have not had a booster and urges people to get jabbed | UK News

Germanys top court orders government to protect people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions to ensure they are not discriminated against if over-streteched hospitals are forced to decide who gets care

UK DJ Dimension becomes New Zealands first Omicron community case after breaking quarantine rules

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard tells the unvaccinated to switch off yoursocial media and switch on reality (your brain)
Bye Rupert - Chrome Web Store

Myanmar: Save the Children says army attack killed staff : worldnews

China speeds up moon base plan in space race with the US : worldnews
China warns of drastic measures if Taiwan provokes on independence
Stand News, one of the final few pro-democratic news media in Hong Kong, announces its closure after police raid and arrests of officials : worldnews
Hong Kong: Police arrest 6 journalists. The government said the six senior journalists were former and current staff of an online media company. They have been arrested for "conspiracy to publish seditious publications." : worldnews
Chinese officials admitted Wednesday they have faced challenges getting enough supplies to residents in locked-down Xian, after the citys inhabitants took to social media to complain they didn't have enough food and call for help

Russia diplomat blames U.S. for "Cold War 2.0" : worldnews
Russian court shuts down another human rights group : worldnews

Indian monks call for Muslim genocide at a religious summit

Taliban security forces in Afghanistan fire warning shots in the air to disperse a group of female activists in Kabul protesting restrictions placed on women in the country : worldnews
Afghan women call for rights, protest alleged Taliban killings of former soldiers and government employees : worldnews

Turkeys lira slides 5%; cenbank says it will monitor forex risks
26 MPs of pro-Kurdish party charged with offending Turkish state after calling for Armenian Genocide recognition

38 people killed after collapse at defunct mine in Sudan : worldnews
Israel to grant temporary residency to 2,440 Sudanese asylum seekers : worldnews

In Ethiopia war, new abuse charges put focus on Tigrayan former rulers : worldnews
As the tide of war in Ethiopia turns, a chance for peace talks opens ... most decisively, deployed a swarm of armed drones newly acquired from Turkey, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Tigrayan forces that had gotten to within 135 miles of Addis Ababa retreated under intense bombardment and have now withdrawn to their home region

Gantz hosts Abbas at his home, in PA leaders first meeting in Israel in a decade

Ukraine Requires Women to Register for Military Conscription as Russia Threat Looms : worldnews
U.S. helps Ukraine to strengthen its border with Russia, Belarus : worldnews
U.S. helps Ukraine to strengthen its border with Russia, Belarus : news
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree about the sanctions against two Ukrainian TV channels : worldnews

Putins gas weaponization hits a hot spot in Berlin

Germanys long anti-nuclear protest ends: Activists have been protesting in front of the nuclear power plant in Brokdorf, northern Germany for 35 years. But now that the plant is set to be removed from the grid, their vigil is finally over

Cyberattack on one of Norways largest media companies shuts down presses

Lawyers for Prince Andrew try to have Virginia Giuffres civil lawsuit dismissed because she lives in Australia

Chile Rewrites Its Constitution, Confronting Climate Change Head On : worldnews

Emergency crews on scene after major train derailment near Craven, Saskatchewan : worldnews

Ghislaine Maxwell verdict: guilty - The Washington Post
Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls - The Boston Globe Jurors deliberated for five full days before finding Maxwell guilty of five of six counts. With the maximum prison terms for each charge ranging from five to 40 years in prison, Maxwell faces the likelihood of years behind bars
Got Her -- After skating for years, Ghislaine Maxwell is convicted of abusing girls with Jeffrey Epstein. By Erica Orden
Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty in sex-trafficking trial : news
Ghislaine Maxwell verdict: the conspiracists inside the courthouse were honest about one thing. As the verdict came down, at least one faction was honest about what it really came to see ... After the jurors requested the transcript of testimony from Dr. Elizabeth Loftus (yeah, that happened)

Biden to speak with Putin on Thursday at Russian leaders request (after ignoring 10 calls from Pooptin)

Harry Reid's playbook was to ignore Politico Playbook - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tamsin Shaw on Twitter: "Harry Reid to James Comey, laying out so simply what has since been buried or simply forgotten by most Americans. Read this now and think about the ridiculous paths we've been led down, the redirections, the misinformation. Maybe a few people might even be outraged or angry...?" / Twitter

Opinion | Biden should stop pretending his resistance to a vax-to-fly rule is about public health - The Washington Post

Invite Taiwan to massive RIMPAC naval exercises, US defense act says : politics

Our Afghanistan exit won't shatter U.S. credibility the way ditching the Iran deal has - Exaggerated credibility panic is a deep-rooted tradition in Washingtons foreign policy establishment (which has zero credibility)
New law named for Vanessa Guillen will revamp military investigations into sexual assault, harassment (

Joe Biden eyes former Fed Governor to fill tougher oversight role at U.S. central bank : politics

How to think about the threat to American democracy | The Economist The Republican Partys continued Trump infatuation is alarming. It should not lead to fatalism
u/JollyRogers1503 chronicles Trumps long relationship with authoritarian dictators since even before he was elected

Bidens Agenda Is on Its Death Bed Because the Interests of the Rich and Poor Are Irreconcilable
Opinion | Republican disinformation is distoring truth about strong Biden economy - The Washington Post Holiday retail sales were the highest ever, jumping 8.5 percent from last year and nearly 11 percent from pre-pandemic 2019,

States Are Hoarding $5.2 Billion in Welfare Funds Even as the Need for Aid Grows : politics ... Texas: To qualify, a family with two children and one caretaker must have less than $1,000 in assets and a monthly income of less than $188.

The Midterms: The Good, the Okay, and the Really, Seriously Ugly : politics

Sen. King pushes filibuster reforms to protect voting rights, electoral process | Maines independent senator says voting rights and the elections process itself are in danger, and that he supports changing filibuster rules to protect them, something he has opposed in the past. ... Maines other Senator, Republican Susan Collins, unsurprisingly has characterized Kings position as "harmful alarmism"
As Harry Reid Dies at 82, Democrats Urged to Take His Advice and Abolish the Filibuster : politics

2021s most despicable villains: Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema
10 positive things that happened in American politics in 2021 : politics
The change we wish to see in the world for 2022: New Years resolutions
Perspective | The 2022 In/Out List - Washington Post

Slow-motion insurrection : How GOP seizes election power

Trump adviser reveals exactly how Republicans planned to overturn 2020 election : politics
Rudy Giuliani May Be Next on the January 6 Committees Subpoena List
Most Capitol rioters dodged jail in 2021, those facing 20 years got less than 6 : politics
Jan. 6 Committee Shelves Requests for Hundreds of Trump Records : politics
Capitol riot committee agrees to let Biden White House keep secret hundreds of Trump-era documents it says could harm national security : politics
Two Trump-appointed judges reject comparisons between January 6 and Portland political unrest : politics
What Were Ivanka, Jared, Don Junior, and Eric Doing on January 6? : politics

Trump's Backing of Stop the Steal Candidates May Cost GOP Seats in 2022
These 13 candidates who were at Stop the Steal on January 6 are running for office in 2022 : politics
Trump's MAGA movement suffered in 2021 but has big comeback plans for 2022
u/The_Lonely_Satirist explains the psychology behind why Trump lies : bestof

Ethics Investigators in Congress Increasingly Run Into Walls : politics

California man driving to White House to kill leaders on hit list arrested in Iowa, officials say

Mitch McConnell scores the lowest approval rating among top federal officials in Gallup poll : politics ... if Jesus Christ himself came back to earth and ran as a Democrat against McConnell hed lose by 40 points.
Two Kentucky historians agree the GOP is steering the US straight toward authoritarianism |Opinion : politics
Rand Paul Says Legal Campaign Methods Are How Dems "Steal" Elections : politics

If You Like All The New Progressive Federal Judges, Thank Trump For Sabotaging Georgia | HuffPost Latest News Without Trumps nonstop lies about voter fraud having cost him reelection Georgias two Senate races likely would have been won by Republicans.

Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde have amassed more than $100,000 in fines for defying House mask rules, report says : politics

Cawthorn back in headlines with Russian casino story : politics

Rhode Island Lawmaker Who Sponsored Anti-CRT Bill Whines That Black Friend No Longer Likes Her : politics

New districts give Democrats chance to flip Michigan Legislature : politics
Congressional map adopted by Michigan panel gives Democrats 7-6 edge : politics

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Oz and his wife, Lisa, cursed out a reporter while unknowingly on the phone with her : politics
Dr. Oz Colleagues Call Him 'Scam Artist' Amid Launch of U.S. Senate Candidacy in PA

Republicans eye new front in education wars: Making school board races partisan : politics

White supremacists are using an old playbook but so are the lawyers fighting them : politics

More than half of U.S. states will raise their minimum wage in 2022, but employers are hiking pay faster : politics
California prepares to increase minimum wage to $15 for 2022. : politics

New York appeals court rules NYT doesnt have to turn over Project Veritas memos

Accused of Refusing Aid to Disabled Kids, a State Agency Responded by Hiring a PR Firm (Florifuckaduh)

How a Relief Fund for Restaurants Picked Winners and Losers : politics

Hamilton and Harry Potter are out: Why Obama-era pop culture feels so cringe now - Vox How Hamilton, Parks and Recreation, and Harry Potter lost cultural cachet.

Two California teachers were secretly recorded speaking about LGBTQ student outreach. Now theyre fighting for their jobs

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomasteammates considered boycotting final meet in protest

The mysterious inability to find an anti-authoritarian Republican MAGA viewers like - Lawyers, Guns & Money Truly one of lifes greatest mysteries: (The View)

How Ted Koppels trip to Mayberry turned into one of 2021s most striking moments of TVan unsettling snapshot of an angry America

Decades of DOD efforts fail to stamp out bias, extremism | AP News

Man "harboring extremist views" (actually completely standard Republican views) murders five people in Denver - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Theextremist views that Lyndon McLeod spouted before he started shooting people are essentially identical to those espoused by Boebert, Greene, Cawthorn, Gosar, and the other leading lights of the Republican party in 2021.
PUT YOUR GUN DOWN Denver gunman shot cop multiple times after she pleaded with him to put his weapon down in spree which left 4 dead (but he was white)
Denver Mass Shooter Identified As Far-Right Extremist - Joe.My.God. (white racist nazi)
Denver gunman who killed five in shooting rampage knew victims : news

UPS driver kidnapped, packages stolen in brazen Atlanta heist : news

Woman runs onto Phoenix tarmac to stop plane she missed : news

The Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time | GuitarPlayer As voted for by you the readers, behold the genius of David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Brian May and many more.

What Women (Still) Want | The Walrus The medical community has never taken womens sexual desire seriously. Now, Gen X women are hitting menopause and demanding better

11 epic mysteries scientists totally can't solve - What is the universe made out of? When did the anus evolve? Can humans live to 150 years old? And more!

The doors of perception by Aldous Huxley - A unexpected read which left me with more questions than pages in the book, beautiful lecture, but a hard one.
Heaven and Hell (essay) - Wikipedia
Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 - Rembrandt -
Philosopher in Meditation by Rembrandt

The Top Twenty-five New Yorker Stories of 2021 | The New Yorker

Joan Didion and the Voice of America | The New Yorker She knew that her country was built on exclusion and shame.
Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books
Birth chart of Joan Didion - Astrology horoscope
Astrology and natal chart of Joan Didion, born on 1934/12/05

Ketamine Therapy Is Going Mainstream. Are We Ready? | The New Yorker The mind-altering drug has been shown to help people suffering from anxiety and depression. But how it helps, who it will serve, and who will profit are open questions.

TIL that according to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level. : todayilearned
It's time to stop debating how to teach kids to read and follow the evidence - Too many teachers are using the wrong approach ... Plenty of evidence shows that children who receive systematic phonics instruction learn to read better and more rapidly than kids who dont ... As many as 44 million U.S. adults, or 23 percent of the adult population, lack literacy skills,
U/GregorSamsasCarapace describes how a lack of reading and critical thinking leads to an easily manipulated populace and a trend towards emotional- and fear-based populism : bestof
Not enough people here understand "emergence", and default to conspiratorial thinking instead. : collapse

How was cancer treated in the 1930s or 1940s did the treatments work or did you just die? : askscience

Kefir, the giant Maine Coon Cat from Russia : pics

Whats a f*cked up fact you just cant believe is true?

Whats criminally overpriced to you? : AskReddit

Whats the stupidest Real Men dont _____ youve ever heard?

Elon Musk owes a massive $11 billion in taxes after wrapping up his Tesla stock sales : news

The Dirty Little Secret Developers Wont Tell You: Most Tech Is Just a Big Waste

Facebooks Pushback: Stem the Leaks, Spin the Politics, Don't Say Sorry - Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg drove response to disclosures about company's influence; sending deputies to testify in Congress


The Webb telescope - Lawyers, Guns & Money

China anger after space station forced to move to avoid Elon Musk Starlink satellites : worldnews (strap the Muskrat to a space-station)

Greta Thunberg: 'Strange' that Biden would be considered a leader in climate

Ten of this years most destructive weather events cost a combined US$170 billion in damages, according to a new study.

Perth records hottest run of December weather ever: A sweltering heatwave impacting Western Australia will go down in history as one of the states most extreme weather events.

PFOS exceeds state-set levels at 38 sites near U.S. bases: Water quality checks near U.S. bases in Okinawa Prefecture found alarming levels of a suspected carcinogen and other substances at 38 locations, or more than 70 percent of 49 surveyed sites. : worldnews

Thousands of diesel vehicles will no longer be allowed to drive in Brussels : worldnews

Chinas appetite for Cambodian mangoes grows amid surge in demand for imported 'premium' fruit

Spanish consumer affairs minister calls on public to eat less meat to "mitigate the effects of the climate emergency, slow the process of desertification, and protect its vital tourism industry" : worldnews
Court halts Shells offshore seismic survey along South Africas Wild Coast

The captain and first mate of a Capesize bulk carrier that crashed into a coral reef off Mauritius, unleashing the Indian Ocean archipelagos worst environmental disaster, will be released "imminently" after their 20-month sentence was commuted, a lawyer said.

Crocodiles turn on humans amid Iran water crisis : worldnews

Death toll from Brazil flooding rises in Bahia's worst disaster ever

Israel Scrambling to Contain What it Calls 'Deadliest Wildlife Disaster' in its History : worldnews Israel Scrambling to Contain What it Calls Deadliest Wildlife Disaster in its History

December 28 2021 5pm MDPH Update : CoronavirusMa
Mass. reports 9,228 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to more than 1 million

Mass. reports 20,247 new breakthrough cases, raising total to 2.7 percent of all fully vaccinated people - The Boston Globe ... bringing the total since the beginning of the vaccination campaign to 134,565 cases, or 2.7 percent of all fully vaccinated peopleThe deaths accounted for 0.07 percent of the 5,065,160 people in Massachusetts who were fully vaccinated ... 353 more hospitalizations among fully vaccinated people, for a total of 3,539 hospitalizations. That represents 0.07 percent of all fully vaccinated people.
Hospitals prepare for Omicron-fueled surge as Mass. approaches 1 million COVID cases since pandemic began - The Boston Globe

Covid in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count - The New York Times

Opinion | Biden is learning not to fret over vaccine deniers - The Washington Post (who are all refucks)
Eschaton: Imagine That, Huh, Me Working For You Pick your preferred villains, but Omicron is inspiring the "get back to work, serfs" response from the powers that be, not the "we must do something" response which appears only in the first 14 days of any major crisis. Dems got wiped out in 2010 midterms, and the often expressed view from both Obamas was something like "our voters got complacent and didn't bother to turn out" and, well, there were almost 6 million foreclosures total in 2009 and 2010 (more in 2010 than 2009) and the unemployment rate on election day was almost 10%. - Again, choose which villains to blame for that, but I do not think the correct diagnosis of the moment was simply "our voters got lazy." (tnx, float-above-it-all Barry, you idiot)

Omicron is not the same disease as earlier Covid waves, says UK scientist | Omicron variant (t
The Latest on the CDC, Covid-19 Guidelines, and Omicron: Live Updates - The New York Times
Why Covid Death Rates Are Rising for Some Groups - The New York Times (W.Va, Kenfucky)
Which States Saw the Most COVID Deaths in 2021? Americas Least Vaccinated ... states with lowest vaccination rates lost residents to COVID at a rate two to five times higher than states with high vaccination rates in 2021 ... The states with the worst COVID death rates in 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University, were Oklahoma and Alabama, whose national vaccination rates rank 37th and 50th ... In states where mask and business restrictions were met with opposition, such as Florida (188 deaths per 100,000 residents) and Texas (162 deaths per 100,000 residents), death rates were considerably higher than the national average of 137 deaths per 100,000 residents ... 1. Oklahoma (248 per 100,000) 2. Alabama (230) 3. West Virginia (216) 4. Arizona (208) 5. Kentucky (205)
COVID Death Rate Rising For Middle-Aged Whites - Joe.My.God.

10 lessons Ive learned from the Covid19 pandemic

Dear LeBron: Heres the COVID-19 Help You Requested in Your Spider-Man Meme

CDC: 75 Cruise Ships Under Monitoring or More Over COVID Outbreaks : news

1 in 50 Manhattan Residents Infected With COVID in the Last Week : news

South Africa study suggests Omicron could displace Delta : worldnews
South Africa study suggests Omicron enhances neutralizing immunity against Delta : worldnews

Chinas Looking Omicron in the Face ... The likely response would be to triple down on blaming the United States. The Fort Detrick conspiracy theory, which baselessly claims that the virus is the fault of the U.S. Army, is mainstream in China, taken as accepted fact by state media, and, according to friends of mine with young children, is being taught in elementary schools.

Scotland covid cases at highest ever number over Christmas as 11,000 recorded on Boxing Day : worldnews

Cruise ships denied docking over COVID cases as more flights cancelled : worldnews

Canadas public health agency admits it tracked 33 million mobile devices during lockdown

Hundreds of thousands more people were ordered to stay home in northern China Tuesday, joining millions under strict lockdown as authorities raced to contain a surge in Covid cases that have reached a 21-month high : worldnews

Australia COVID numbers hit a peak as Omicron outbreak strains domestic politics : worldnews

Japan agrees to launch military hotline with China next year : worldnews

Anti-corruption agency accused of engaging in random surveillance of citizens : worldnews ... An independent agency that is supposed to investigate corruption cases involving high-ranking officials is facing allegations of poring over the phone logs of opposition lawmakers as well as journalists, including their family members.

North Korea holds key meeting as Kim Jong Un marks 10 years in power : worldnews

Nimble Chinese satellite grabs hi-res images of US city in seconds: researchers

Aliaksandr Lukashenka has been named 2021s Person of the Year by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Russia orders closure of human rights group Memorial : worldnews

India freezes bank accounts of Mother Teresas charity, bars it from receiving foreign funds
"Saint Mother Teresa was documented mass murderer" and other bad history on Mother Teresa : badhistory
Troubled individual: Mother Teresa no saint to her critics
Doctors vs Police At Delhi Hospital As NEET Admissions Protest Escalates

Taliban Reportedly Opens Fire On Women Protesting Against Restrictions : worldnews

Turkish lira weakens, further eroding last weeks gains

Bodies of 28 migrants wash ashore on Libyas coast

Worlds fair in Dubai warns of possible closures over virus

Iran and Iraq again agree to connect their railway networks | The project would connect Basra in southern Iraq to Shalamcheh in western Iran. The railway would be strategically important for Iran, linking the country to the Mediterranean Sea via Iraq and Syrias railways

Israeli PM says not opposed to 'good' nuclear deal with Iran ... but voiced skepticism that such an outcome would emerge from the current negotiations.
Israel hits Syrian port for second time this month - Syrian state media : worldnews
Meta Bans Israeli Cyber Mercenaries That Targeted Journalists, Palestinians, and Activists

High risk of armed conflict over Ukraine, Russian defense ministry warns ... Ukraine wants to be part of the West. Russia wants it to be a puppet or it will throw Ukraine out a third story window.
US, Russia to hold arms control, Ukraine talks Jan 10: White House : worldnews
Turkey Urges Russia to Drop One-Sided NATO Demands - The Moscow Times
NATO says its jets scrambled 290 times due to Russian planes : worldnews

Germany Moves To Legalize Cannabis, Second Country After Malta In Europe : worldnews

French Tourist Detained In Iran Since Last Year Goes On Hunger Strike : worldnews

Donald Trump golf resorts claimed at least 3.3m in UK furlough support: Former US presidents two Scottish resorts claimed emergency support during Covid pandemic.
Windsor Castle crossbow suspect who 'planned to kill Queen' pictured for first time - Daily Record The first picture of 19-year-old Jaswant Singh Chail has now emerged.
Sikh Man In Video Suspected Of Queen Elizabeth assassination Bid Says Wanted To Avenge Jallianwala Bagh Massacre ... He wanted to avenge something from 1919 by killing someone born 7 years later. Fucking moron.
UK : Police apologise for killing black former footballer - EasternEye : worldnews ... PC Benjamin Monks conviction was the first for a death in custody in 30 years.
Crisis response teams achieve 70% reduction in people taken into custody under Mental Health Act : worldnews
Transgender people: judges advised to use preferred personal pronouns. Updated guidance for England and Wales judiciary says it is 'common courtesy' to do so in cases involving trans people.

Nicaragua seizes former Taiwan embassy to give it to China : worldnews (ortega-fuck loves his dicktators)
Taiwan blasts Nicaragua for giving its assets to Beijing after cutting ties : worldnews

Boric - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The process of change in Chile is connected to a broader political shift across Latin America, which has been expressed in different ways in each country ...

Sexting is a constant problem in Quebec schools

A Bigger Defense Budget Is Nothing to Celebrate - Congresss failure to impose discipline on Pentagon spending will only make the U.S. weaker in the long run. (Death Complex rakes it in)

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Trump's support for vaccines came too late after the former President had been 'poisoning the well early on' : politics Dr. Anthony Fauci said Trumps support for vaccines came too late after the former President had been poisoning the well early on

Fascism in America: It's nowhere near as new as you might think | As America draws near the tipping point into fascism, its important to remember that its happened before

US home prices surge 18.4% in October : news

Jan. 6 committee to investigate Trumps calls to allies at Willard Hotel before Capitol riot |Trump reportedly called Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon to plan effort to delay certification of Bidens election
Proud Boy Named in Feds James OKeefe Search Warrant

here Was ANOTHER Rally Planned On Jan. 6 - At The Supreme Court
Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Lays Out How He and Bannon Planned to Overturn Bidens Electoral Win
Since when did conspiring to overthrow the government become some sort of so-called "crime?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money I hope Merrick Garland can obtain a subpoena to seize these incredibly damning documents:

Fixed Opinions, or The Hinge of History | by Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books

Debunked: Trump claimed thousands of dead voters in Georgia. The state election board found only four.
Georgia Officials Find a Pro-GOP Ballot was Cast by a Dead Voter : politics (they're all dead)

Cancelling John Marshall - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The most important judge in American history owned hundreds of slaves. And, unlike some other founding figures, Marshall's involvement in the slave trade wasn't marginal or ambivalent. Marshall didnt inherit any of his slaves: he bought and sold them enthusiastically, trading them like cattle, and breaking up families in the process ... Note that Marshall was the Supreme Courts chief justice until his death in 1835 ...

Surprise: Man Who Claimed Not A Trumper After Pranking Biden Is A Trump Supporter ... He took 440k in PPP loans, fuck this guy.
The Oregon man who told Biden, Lets go, Brandon, in a livestreamed Christmas Eve call says the 2020 election was 100% stolen from Trump

Rand Paul mocked for saying Democrats stealing elections using completely legal methods : politics

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene rants against fake religion Kwanzaa as Black holiday begins

Absent accountability, Republicans run roughshod over election system in Wisconsin : politics

Judge Sends Out 600-Page Opinion Again Blasting Inadequacies of Alabama Prison System : politics
A humanitarian crisis : Why Alabama could lose control of its dangerous prisons - Alabama sends so many people to prison that the state can no longer safely house its inmates, consequences of a tough-on-crime mentality among politicians and the public that keeps aggressive sentencing laws on the books. (racist Fuckabama)
Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House : The Two-Way : NPR

Oklahoma bill would allow any parent to ban book and collect $10,000 per day if it'ss not removed from school
OK bill would pay parents $10K each day their nominated banned books remain in libraries : books

Antisemitic flyers found Christmas morning, spread COVID conspiracy ... ""every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish" ... (Missouri)

America needs more science and technology literacy : politics

The Political Life of Dr. Oz His campaign to be the next Republican senator from Pennsylvania is facing one major problem: Republicans in Pennsylvania (plus he's a scammer and an idiot, oh wait, that's a refuck feature, and tnx Oprah Dimphry)

Citizen Militias in the U.S. Are Moving toward More Violent Extremism : politics

Greater Idaho - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Andrew Cuomo: Former NY governor wont be charged for sexual harassment

Court Cam- Judge Put on Trial for Threatening children in open court : videos

Not Just Bad Sex : By Katha Pollitt : In The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism on CampusKatie Roiphe, a twenty-five-year-old Harvard alumna and graduate student of English at Princeton, argues that womens sexual freedom is being curtailed by a new set of hand-wringing fuddy-duddies: feminists. (1993, Roiphe's career as an idiot)

Egyptian pharaohs mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years: Amenhotep I 'unwrapped' digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewellery to his teeth.

A study found that emergency medicine physicians "believe cannabis has medical value and would prefer using cannabis over opioids if provided with equivalent findings." : science

TIL that raw red kidney beans are toxic. Three to four raw red kidney beans are sufficient to cause food poisoning-like symptoms. : todayilearned

Were exempt from all the fuss boyzz (Seven Deadly Social Media Sins, updated in comments)

Judge upholds $13 million Google settlement in Street View case | TheHill


Oh Elon : What are you doing now. -- Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musks Starlink programme.

Reports of unexplained sightings in skies above Northern Ireland increase : worldnews ... The reports turned out to be the sun. Theyve just never seen it before (also, scientists say probably not aliens)

Climate change: Huge toll of extreme weather disasters in 2021 : worldnews

Perth records its hottest Christmas Day on record : worldnews

Colossal waste: Nobel laureates call for 2% cut to military spending worldwide

A bird flu outbreak has killed more than 2,000 wild cranes on a reserve in northern Israel, an unusually high toll for the seasonal flu. Another 10,000 are believed to be infected : worldnews

Hong Kong cracks down on smugglers of rare wood , seizing HK $ 39.7 million of shipments hidden in air cargo : worldnews

Greta Thunberg on the state of the climate movement and the roots of her power as an activist - The Washington Post

Taiwan delivers 10 metric tons of aid for Filipino typhoon victims : worldnews

Dams burst in northeastern Brazil as region hit by floods : worldnews

Bird flu outbreak leads to state of emergency announcement : worldnews
Massive New Bird Flu Outbreak Could Be 2022s Deadly Pandemic In the Galilee, migrating cranes infected with H5N1 are dying by the thousand, raising fears of a global pandemic.

MA: 12,983 new cases and 25 deaths, 1,6 36 people are hospitalized (Dec-27-2021) : CoronavirusMa
The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts

US COVID cases surpass winter pandemic peak of early 2021 - The Boston Globe

Coronavirus detected in Boston-area waste water soars to new record levels - The Boston Globe

CDC recommends shorter COVID isolation, quarantine for all - The Boston Globe

Fauci: Cases Will Rise Due to Extraordinarily ContagiousOmicron
As Omicron Surges, Sanders Says Congress Must Ensure Mass Distribution of N95 Masks : politics
Omicron follies - Lawyers, Guns & Money

'Pandemic's Wrongest Man' Alex Berenson Sues Twitter for Suspending His Account ... Berenson, a former New York Times journalist ... >

Making restaurant workers wash their hands after using the restroom is fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... kind of amazing how Ohio went from a state Obama won twice to Mississippi with less charm in less than 15 years ... Officials now can issue an order only after a person who ate there gets a documented diagnosis of such an illness not simply after health inspectors discover unsanitary conditions.

White evangelicals dying of Covid after denouncing vaccines are wasting martyrdom Most of Americas religious groups have no objections to vaccines or mandates. In that context, white evangelicals stand out (Deathangelicals)
Books - Kristin Kobes Du Mez - Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (1st Edition)

Republican legislatures in five states expand unemployment benefits in protest of federal vaccine mandate - The Washington Post Critics says the rule changes in Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee are incentivizing people to skip shots, and undermining the White Houses pandemic response.

Man in hospital 10 months due to COVID fights to keep his rights : news

An international team of scientists have identified antibodies that neutralize omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. These antibodies target areas of the virus spike protein that remain essentially unchanged as the viruses mutate. : science

Photographer Bethany Mollenkof spent six months documenting the impact of Covid-19 on residents of rural Black communities in the South. While the pandemic has exacerbated existing medical and financial inequities in these remote corners of the region, it has also highlighted communities strength in the face of unprecedented challenges

A significant proportion of U.K nurses were identified as having probable PTSD during the pandemic . While this declined over the three surveys, almost 29.3% continued to report experiences indicative of a probable post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis 3 months after the first pandemic peak. : science

Germany hits goal in push for 30 million new vaccine shots : worldnews

100 nurses resign, seek overseas jobs amid pandemic : worldnews (Trinidad & Tobago)

Hundreds in Australia mistakenly told coronavirus test result was negative when they were positive : worldnews

COVID Alert App Cost Canada $20 Million, Used Only 869 Times in November : worldnews
Quebec gathering caps reduced, hospitals shut to visitors as province battles with explosive Omicron wave : worldnews

Supreme Court throws out National Opera vaccination complaint : worldnews = Estonia

France sees over 100,000 daily virus infections for 1st time : worldnews

The Chinese city of Xan, where 13 million residents are currently confined to their homes, announced tightened restrictions on Sunday as the country recorded its biggest Covid-19 infection numbers in 21 months
China starts to disinfect city of 13 million people after Delta outbreak : worldnews

Maori leader says New Zealand should block Australiasdeportation of criminals

UN horrified by reports of massacre of civilians in Myanmar

Elderly abuse cases involving relatives reach record high in Japan : worldnews
Nearly all Japans school boards scrap gender field on applications

Chinese scientists develop AI prosecutor that can press its own charges (will work with AI jailer and AI executioner)

Putin says diverse options open to fight Western threat:President Vladimir Putin said he would mull proposals by military experts if NATO did not guarantee an end to its eastward expansion. His remarks come as the Kremlin "considers" an invitation by NATO for talks.
Moscow sees threat of new missile crisis as serious - RIA cites formin : worldnews
Russia: Gulag historian, activist Yuri Dmitriyev sentenced to 15 years : worldnews

Jesus statue smashed in spate of attacks on Indias Christian community | India
Hindutva brigade disrupts 7 Christmas events across India : worldnews

Death toll in massive Bangladesh ferry fire rises to 40 : worldnews

Afghanistan: Taliban clamp down on womens taxi use
The Taliban banned women from travelling for more than 45 miles by themselves without a male relative : worldnews

Istanbul Mayor Condemns Probe Into City Officials Terrorist Links ... "Turkey could be an incredible part of Europe, but Erdogan and his ilk have to go. They are a vestige of a rotten and brutal period in the countrys history."
Why Turkey is now Turkiye, and why that matters

Authorities in Burkina Faso have declared a two-day period of mourning after suspected militants killed at least 41 members of a government-backed civilian militia in the country's desert north this week : worldnews

Iran oil exports focus of Vienna nuclear talks, top Iranian diplomat says : worldnews
Iran threatens nuclear explosion in Israels Dimona facility

Lebanons president says country needs six to seven years to emerge from crisis ... 6-7 years for people to forget he said 6-7 years 6-7 years ago.

Israeli Police minister reveals he now has 24/7 protection due to threats from Extremist Jews : worldnews ... "If the Haredim don't like living in the modern world they can fuck off back to the shtetl and suck potatoes like their ancestors." ... "The absursity of this in the context of the worlds longest illegal military occupation is astounding."
Israels government approved a $317 million plan to double the Jewish settler population in the Golan Heights, 40 years after it annexed the territory captured from Syria. The Israeli cabinet voted in favor of the plan that aims to build 7,300 settler homes in the area over a five-year period
This is our moment: Israel okays major plan to boost Golan, double its population

Russian gas flows via Yamal-Europe pipeline reversed for 6th day : worldnews

Polish president vetoes law aimed at muting US media group Discovery : worldnews

Pope says Italys plunging birthrate is a tragedy

Germanys Foreign Minister said the new coalition government would introduce a law that tightens curbs on weapons exports. The comments were made days after it was revealed that then-Chancellor Angela Merkels administration approved export deals worth nearly5 billion

A French-Syrian man has been detained by French police on suspicion of supplying components for the manufacture of chemical weapons in Syria through his shipping company. The man, who was born in 1962 and lives abroad, was arrested Saturday in the south of France

Taiwan protests Nicaraguas confiscation of its former assets (Ortega-fuck)

Drake Drove Around The Streets Of Toronto Handing Out Stacks Of Cash On Christmas : worldnews

Hindsight is 2020? or 2021?

Biden signs $768B defense policy bill that supersized his original Pentagon request - POLITICO
U.S. President Biden signs $770 billion defense bill : politics
The US militarys extremism problem isnt going away (see the Flynn bros)

One year in, Biden has been slow to unwind Trump immigration policies : politics

Federal judiciary: The remarkable speed with which Joe Biden is seating judges. He is getting judges confirmed at a record pace, and his selections have been incredible.

The Pandemic Shows Why We Need Universal Health Care. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have the Most Covid Deaths? A Primary Reason is That the United States Does Not Have a Free, Universal Health Care System. : politics
Biden, governors to meet as states brace for holiday Omicron spike : politics
Fauci says he was stunned by boos from Trump supporters over booster revelation (narrator: no he wasn't)

Businesses Have Manufactured Inflation Fear to Protect Profits Amid Rising Wages : politics

Harris says Americans under the pressures of student loan debtare literally making decisions about whether they can have a family, whether they can buy a home

Just how much is Trumps judiciary sabotaging the Biden presidency?

Democrats 2022 choice: Govern or lose
Sinema pops Democrats filibuster trial balloon on voting rights

Committee investigating Jan. 6 attack plans to begin a more public phase of its work in the new year - The Washington Post (watch Jim Jordon squirm on live tv)
Capitol panel to investigate Trump call to Willard hotel in hours before attack : politics
Trump and the January 6 committee are now locked in a full-on confrontation : politics
Trump Seeks to Dismiss Suit by Capitol Police Officers on Jan. 6 Riot - Bloomberg - Suit by Capitol Police officers should be tossed, Trump says - Trump is accused in suit of inciting the deadly Capitol riot
If Rep. Cori Bush Has Her Way, Members of Congress Could Be Expelled for 1/6 Involvement : politics

Trumps 2020 fixation is putting him at odds with some of his biggest fans

Though obsessed with Donald Trump, the media was blind to brewing threat of violence : politics

For Republicans, There Will Be No Return to Normal Rightward Republican Party radicalization is well-positioned for continuing political success, even as it promises to bring political and economic instability for the country and the world with it

Pro-Trump Group Invented Voter Fraud Claims MONTHS Before Election : politics
Alleged dead Georgia voters found alive and well after 2020 election
A Congressman Wants Answers About Alleged Modern-Day Slavery in Georgia

Conservative dark-money group bankrolled almost every major Republican effort in Colorado last year, tax docs show : politics
Pro-Trump Group Liberty Center for God and Country Invented Voter Fraud Claims Months Before Election 2020

Editorial: Just 3 voter fraud cases closed? Its time to end Paxtons wasteful crusade. (refucks love their crooks)

The conservative urge to be a victim: Why right-wing victimhood is spreading so fast Victimized Bully Syndrome: From Kyle Rittenhouse to Donald Trump, conservatives are obsessed with being the victim : politics

I am beginning to think that Jared Schmeck is not a free-thinking independent - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Among other things MAGA is a movement for people whose minds stopped developing about Grade 5. (fucking refuck liar)
You cant troll the President with Lets go, Brandonand then play the victim
u/CockGobblin does the math on ex-cop Jared Schmeck's PPP loan. Schmeck is the man who said "Let's go Brandon" to US President Biden in front of his children during a publicly televised Christmas greetings call. : bestof

Mark Milley should be executed on live TV, says GOP congressional candidate Noah Malgeri : politics

The View struggles to find a Republican

Men across America are getting vasectomies as an act of loveWith the right to abortion under threat, men say they want to play a role in reproductive planning to support their partners

Inside Disney's Handling of the ABC News Sexual-Assault Allegations - A lawsuit claims executives knew of misconduct at the key revenue generator Good Morning Americabut didnt follow up and discouraged an official report

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon Pushes forCommon Sense Gun Laws After Being Carjacked at Gunpoint

California man accused of fatally shooting his grandmother, fathers girlfriend on Christmas
Sheriff: Southern California man tortures, kills his 24-year-old girlfriend on Christmas Eve : news

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger : books

The Case Against the Trauma Plot | The New Yorker Fiction writers love it. Filmmakers cant resist it. But does this trope deepen characters, or flatten them into a set of symptoms? ... P.T.S.D., is the fourth most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in America ... If Greeks invented tragedy, the Romans the epistle and the Renaissance the sonnet, Elie Wiesel wrote, ourgeneration invented a new literature, that of testimony

E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern-day Darwin, dies at 92 : news
E.O. Wilson, evolutionary biologist who changed how we look at the world, dies at 92 - The Boston Globe
E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92 - The New York Times A Harvard professor for 46 years, he was an expert on insects and explored how natural selection and other forces could influence animal behavior. He then applied his research to humans.
E. O. Wilson - Wikipedia
Anatomy Of A Fierce Academic Feud - The New York Times
The Gould Effect: When a Science Journalist Dislikes a Scientist - Scientific American Blog Network ... By John Horgan on November 2, 2015
Stephen Jay Gould - Wikipedia

15 Great Essays by Joan Didion
After Life - The New York Times ... "John was talking, then he wasn't" ,,, "There was nothing I did not discuss with John" ...
The ruthlessness of Joan Didion | Cognoscenti
What Joan Didion Saw | The New Yorker Her writing and thinking captured momentous change in American lifeand in her own
The Radicalization of Joan Didion | The New Yorker The radicalization of Joan Didion ... Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a classic of what was later named the New Journalism. Didion used a vernacular voice that mimicked the laid-back aimlessness of Haight speech. More New Journalistically, she adopted a Haight personality ... She wrote pieces about John Wayne, her favorite movie star, and, in the 1964 Presidential election, she voted for Barry Goldwater. She adored Goldwater.
New York: Sentimental Journeys | by Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books
oan Didions Early Novels of American Womanhood
Cheney: The Fatal Touch | by Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books

The Pandemic Has Created a 'Zoom Boom' in Remote Psychotherapy - Scientific American The Pandemic Has Created a Zoom Boom in Remote Psychotherapy - Research suggests virtual sessions can be as effective as in-person meetings

Women are more likely to feel too cold at the office and more likely to report that the office temperature is impacting their performance at work. : science

A review of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy concluded that "numerous research trials in the last decade have shown promising findings of safe, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects in patients with cancer-related depression, major depressive disorder, and treatment-resistant depression." : science

Analysis of Microplastics in Human Feces Reveals a Correlation between Fecal Microplastics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Status : science

ADHD drug could slow Alzheimer progression - study : science

One-Third Of Programmers Use Marijuana While Working, With Many Touting Creative Benefits, Study Finds : technology

Historians of reddit, what is the most nsfw thing in history you have ever heard about? : AskReddit

Public Broadband Internet Isnt a Luxury Its a Necessity: Everybody needs high-speed internet. But private corporations will never provide it. The solution: treat internet infrastructure as a public utility, funded by the public and built by union workers.
3 Out Of 4 Americans Support Community Broadband, Yet 19 States Still Ban Or Hinder Such Networks : technology

Creation "Science"

TIL Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was under the supervision of a manipulative psychologist, Eugene Landy, who controlled every aspect of his life for 9 years during the 80s and early 90s. Landy exerted his power over Wilson in many different ways, including making him eat spaghetti off the floor.

A taxi drivers car catches on fire, so strangers stop by and start collecting donations for him. He made more than the car's worth in donations by the end of the day.

1984 is probably the most terrifying book Ive ever read

Dangerous_Budget8897 comments on "The Matrix Resurrections" (2021) takes aim at needless, corporate-spawned sequels...until it becomes one

I haven't seen Dumbo since I was a small child, but this scene did NOT age well.

el_torko comments on When cult leader Jim Jones was found dead, he was surrounded by the bodies of 909 of his followers - including children and babies. The mass suicide on November 18, 1978 was the largest ever single loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act, and remained so until the 9/11 terror attacks

9K3d explains the absolute house of cards that the current NFT scene is built on
9k3d comments on Forgive me

'The American Heart Association: the most shameless and disgusting grift in healthcare history' presented by /u/xX_noscope_Xx420yolo : bestof

Cryptocurrency Is the Perfect Commodity - YouTube

Moderator Who Watched Hours of Traumatic Videos Sues TikTok for Failing to Protect Her Mental Health : technology

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus

Spanish should eat less meat to limit climate crisis, says minister. Alberto Garzn wants public to recognise impact of megafarms on the environment and change its eating habits.

Brazilian Army Commander Falsely Claims Reduction in Amazon Deforestation : worldnews

Indonesias biodiesel drive is leading to deforestation

One of the greatest comeback stories: Bone-breaking vulture back above Europe
Haha, the bone breaking vulture sounds so metal. Like a mob enforcer.

Hong Kong researchers say COVID masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of oceans : worldnews

PSA - How To Find N95 Masks - Lawyers, Guns & Money
PPE I Project N95

Katelyn Jetelina's lastest -- mostly about coronavirus supervaccines : CoronavirusMa
Booster Protection Against Omicron Lasts 10 Weeks: Real-World Data : CoronavirusMa
After you get a second/third COVID vaccine, people have symptoms because it is part of the immune response. Why doesn't that happen when youre actually exposed to COVID after vaccination? Why doesnt that immune response cause symptoms?

COVID Levels in Boston Areas Wastewater Keep Rising: Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has been reporting record numbers of new, confirmed COVID cases each day
Over 10,000 at Massachusetts Schools Test Positive for COVID-19 in Last Week : boston

Three new studies suggest omicron has lower hospitalization risk and is milder than other variants : worldnews

Over 4,500 flights cancelled by Christmas day as Omicron hits holiday travel : worldnews

Crunching the COVID-19 Numbers: Omicron setting new infection records every day in NYC, but hospitalizations remain relatively low | amNewYork : news

Scientists developed a needle-free COVID-19 vaccine in the form of a patch that slowly delivers the serum through the skin.This type of vaccine delivery is not only painless, but studies on mice also showed that the generated immune response against the coronavirus was actually stronger than the jab : science

The pandemic has caused nearly two years of collective trauma. Many people are near a breaking point. - The Washington Post

Intimate portraits of a COVID unit from a photojournalist turned nurse : Shots - Health News : NPR
Snowypinkrose comments on Intimate portraits of a COVID unit from a photojournalist turned nurse.

Murc's Law is an endlessly forgiving mistress (if her partner is a Republican) - Lawyers, Guns & Money But holding Republican voters responsible for anything would tear the fabric of the entire pundit universe!

This is true : HermanCainAward
The circle of selfishness : HermanCainAward
Lin Wood, disgraced Anon lawyer and official Godfather of HCA Nominees, spends the day after Christmas doubling down, encouraging ~800k followers to fight mandates and implying masks are the root cause of severe illness : HermanCainAward
Red Died Rather Than Comply. He Posted Images of His COVID-Destroyed Lungs But Kept Posting Disinformation. : HermanCainAward
For anti-vaxxers: A reminder of all the vaccines and boosters you had to take without being an insufferable drama queen : HermanCainAward
According to Lee, COVID isnt a pandemic. Leegot his Christmas present a day early: A shiny Herman Cain Award!

Covid vaccine and mask mandates expose Christian hypocrisy : politics

2 of the worlds wealthiest countries shoot to the top of very high risk travel list

Turkeys first batch of domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine Turkovac has been shipped to the Turkish capital after receiving emergency approval following studies on volunteers that demonstrated its efficacy

Covid-19: Everybody in Australia will get Omicron, NSW Premier warn
South Australia will reintroduce a raft of COVID-19 restrictions after Omicron cases surge : worldnews

Two-thirds of new Covid hospital patients in England only tested positive AFTER being admitted : worldnews

A U.S. Navy combat ship is stranded in Guantanamo Bay with a virus outbreak.

Officials in the north-western Chinese city of Xian are facing punishment for not doing a good job after a Covid-19 outbreak led to the lockdown of its 13 million residents ... To my fellow Americans, these officials are getting punished for Covid getting out of control with a whopping 63 cases, in a city of more than 8 million. (Florida laughs)

Over 30, Including Children, Killed, Bodies Burnt In Myanmar by junta, as reported by Save the Children : worldnews

Japans whaling town struggles to keep 400 years of tradition alive
Study: Boys less fit than ever and pandemic is to blame. The Japan Sports Agency on Dec. 24 released the results of its latest study that found record low levels in physical fitness among boys in the fifth grade as well as the second year of junior high school. : worldnews

Post film Chinas Rebel City: The Hong Kong Protests wins best documentary feature at Cannes World Film Festival
Hong Kong police seize record 1.2 tonnes of ketamine worth HK $ 840 million in biggest single bust , 4 arrested in raid on pier : worldnews
Xinjiang Communist Party boss Chen Quanguo to leave post : worldnews

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests : worldnews

Christ Statue Vandalised In Haryana As Attacks Against Christians Spread : worldnews (Fuckdus)
Hindu nationalists burn Santa Claus effigies in protest, claiming the mythical figure to be part of a strategy by Christian missionaries to convert people (to elves)

Afghan police return to work alongside Taliban at airport : worldnews
No trips for Afghan women unless escorted by male relative: Taliban : worldnews (and six burkas)
No need: Taliban dissolves Afghanistan election commission ... "Why would we need an election commission? We already know who wins the next election. And the one after that. And ..."

The Gambia commission finds ex-dictator Jammeh responsible for "killings, rapes and torture" during his 22-year long rule, recommends he face trial before an international tribunal : worldnews

A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a crowded night spot in the city of Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday. The suicide bomber was prevented by security from gaining access to the bar, packed with clients, activated the bomb at the entrance : worldnews
Bomb explodes at restaurant in eastern Congo; 7 dead : worldnews

Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied two months after a military coup, demanding soldiers goback to the barracks and calling for a transition to civilian rule. Waving flags, beating drums, dancing and chanting, crowds marched through Khartoum despite a heavy deployment of security forces

Deadly Attack Kills 41 in Burkina Faso : worldnews

Desmond Tutu has passed away at age 90 : worldnews
Archbishop Desmond Tutu on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Ferguson would win a Peabody Award for this interview : television

Saudi-led coalition hits Yemen rebel camp in capital Sanaa : worldnews

Iranians Express Skepticism, Frustration Over Nuclear Talks : worldnews

Israeli PM announces planto double the amount of settlers living in Golan Heights a multimillion dollar project meant to further consolidate Israel's hold on the territory it captured from Syria more than five decades ago
Israel said planning to ease restrictions on Gaza, pressuring Hamas to keep the calm : worldnews
Church leaders in Jerusalem accuse Israel of anti-Christian bias : worldnews (what goes around)

Russian troops reportedly end drills, leave Ukraine border as tensions remain high : worldnews
Ukraine president, US lawmakers huddle amid tensions with Russia : worldnews
Berlin and Kremlin envoys to meet over Ukraine, says source : worldnews

Taiwan to set up semiconductor task force for Lithuania : worldnews

German arms exports hit new record during Merkels last days

One year on, most voters say Brexit has gone badly. An Opinium poll also found that 42% of people who voted Leave in 2016 had a negative view of how it had turned out. : worldnews (Dumbxit catches up to the idiots)
Windsor Castle intruder armed with a crossbow who used a rope ladder to scale a metal fenceis arrested - while The Queen was inside
Online racist abuse offenders to be banned from football matches, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel says : worldnews
Suicidal asylum-seekers subjected to dangerous use of force by guards at detention centre

Trudeau says China playing Western states against each other

Farewell to 2021, the stupidest year in American history : politics
Dave Barry's 2021 Year in Review
What is something you are pretty sure is going to happen in 2022? : AskReddit

The US Military Is Bulldozing Sacred Indigenous Sites on Guam : politics

Feds bust modern-day slavery ring amid new immigration enforcement effort (reverses Trump/Miller policy of arresting the slaves, not the slave-holders)

New Year Brings Minimum Wage Hikes To 21 States : politics

Build Back Better is crucial to boost climate action without leaving coal miners behind : politics (the Manchinator laughs)
David Fryson: The Joe Manchin approach doesnt work

Bidens struggles shouldnt eclipse GOP's year of dangerous falsehoods

Trump touts effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine : politics
Donald Trumps Base Took His Tweetstorm Seriously, Even If Nobody Else Did

Jan. 6 panel signals interest in whether Trump committed crime : politics

Kerik plans to publicly release some documents requested by January 6 committee : politics ("some" = "a few")

House Republican, Democrat say political environment on Capitol Hill is 'toxic'
Lawmaker Debbie Dingell Shares Phone Threat Audio, Says No Escaping 'Trump Hate Tunnel'
Rep. Debbie Dingell Shares Example of Abuse Since Trump Bashed Late Husband: 'I Hope Your Family Dies in Front of You'

Robed in secrecy: How judges accused of misconduct can dodge public scrutiny : politics
The Constitutional Right We Have Bargained Away | Instead of protecting defendants right to have their guilt or innocence decided by their peers, judges routinely punish defendants for exercising that right.

Why many House Democrats are retiring or moving on before the next election : politics

Democrats Say They Are Serious About State Elections. But Are They Too Late? : politics

Rep. Lauren Boebert said Kyle Rittenhouse has bigger intentions than being an intern in Congress

Whitmer kidnapping plot defense seeks to dismiss indictment | AP News : news
Whitmer kidnapping plot defense seeks to dismiss indictment | AP News (for the pics)
Informer claims FBI called off plan to foil trade center bombing in New York - October 28, 1993

GOP state House candidate spreads white supremacist comments in Facebook video : politics
White supremacist Christmas: Those Boebert and Massie gun photos are a direct threat | Christmas family photos bristling with guns aren't funny theyre a direct appeal to white Christian fascism

Magic Weight-Loss Pills and Covid Cures: Dr. Oz Under the Microscope

Officials weary as Mesa election breach probe continues : politics

Texas governor using millions in taxpayer funds for Trump-like border wall project Mr Abbott has no legal authority to enforce immigration laws (Deathbot)

I bet the still wear their letterman jacket too : PoliticalHumor

Opinion | 70 Years Ago Black Activists Accused the U.S. of Genocide. They Should Have Been Taken Seriously. : politics (but CRT is libtard/Black hoax)

Californians overwhelmingly supported legalizing marijuana. Why is it still a mess? : politics (Charlie Baker laughs)

Eschaton: Lazy Sunday My 2022 prediction is: that fucking newspaper will never stop centering the weirdo fringe beliefs of the Trumpkins. Are they weirdo fringe beliefs? Consider how <20% views are normally treated except when reporters think they are the views of Real Americans? Or rich assholes, I guess.

First They Fought About Masks. Then Over the Soul of the City. : politics ... One of the first to speak at the City Council meeting that night in July was Melissa Crabtree, a home-schooling mother who owns a business selling essential oils and cleaning products ... She is proud of her son, who she said cares deeply about the country. He flew to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 to go to Mr. Trumps speech with her father ... he now works at Chick-fil-A and wants to teach his peers about patriotism ... 'Mom, I dont have time to go to college. We have a country to save'

PG Special Report: With shadowy money, Ukraine oligarch became Clevelands biggest landlord Feds: power broker laundered millions in skyscrapers, luxury hotel

Women in Perry Stones ministry allege sexual misconduct, say FBI is investigating televangelist

Man killed in front of his 3 kids, girlfriend in potential Christmas Eve road rage shooting : news

Varieties of Madness | by Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books - Theodore Kaczynski - The question of whether or not he was also mad, which came to dominate not only the aborted trial but a good deal of low-wattage attitudinizing in what passed for the national discourse, was dismissed by David Gelernter, the associate professor of computer science at Yale who in 1993 was severely injured and permanently maimed by one of the bombs and who by virtue of this event became a reliable quote on the subject,
Irrational Numbers | by Joan Didion | The New York Review of Books

Whither Satire - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A better, clearer understanding of our universe is coming sooner than youd imagine What will James Webb Space Telescope see out there.

The expanding universe - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Analytical Language Of John Wilkins By Jorge Luis Borges Lancelot Hogben - Wikiwand ... I like Scandinavians, skiing, swimming and socialists who realize it is our business to promote social progress by peaceful methods. I dislike football, economists, eugenicists, Fascists, Stalinists, and Scottish conservatives. I think that sex is necessary and bankers are not

TIL the Russian Soyuz series of spacecraft has been in continual use with the same basic design for 55 years and 140 flights. It is widely considered the worlds safest, most cost-effective human spaceflight vehicle. At least one is always docked at the ISS at all times for use as an escape craft.

Eli5: How do astronauts shower in space? : explainlikeimfive

Why It Time to Shed Some Light on Historys Dark Ages

Q MIL brought the perfect Christmas Day to a screeching halt : QAnonCasualties
Merry (belated) Christmas everyone! My uncle came to the family Christmas dinner symptomatic and now the entire family gets to quarantine! : QAnonCasualties

This redditor breaks down how incel subs work and how to recognize dangerous patterns : bestof

These cubes aren't moving : gifs

What is the unsolved mystery youd most love to see solved?

Would love some advice for where to live? Early 20s / Greater Boston : boston

Found out why my wife is in such a good mood since weeks: she is smokin' crack. So sad. : funny Satisfyer Pro 2 Air-Pulse Clitoris Stimulator - Non-Contact Clitoral Sucking Pressure-Wave Technology, Waterproof, Rechargeable (Rose Gold) : Health & Household (read the reviews)

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 46% in 2021 : technology

Finnish Man Passes on Paying $22,600 to Replace His Tesla s Battery, Blows Up Car Instead A Tesla repair shop told a Model S owner that replacing the battery would cost more than $22,600. He decided to stick 66 pounds of dynamite on the car.


The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully launched : worldnews
The Insane Engineering of James Webb Telescope : videos
Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope : science ... James Webb begins a voyage back to the birth of the universe.
Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb
Webb L2 Orbit - Webb/NASA ...
Astronomer /u/Andromeda321 explains why the James Webb Space Telescope is game changing : bestof

La Palma volcano eruption declared over after three months of destruction : worldnews

Averting Climate Catastrophe Will Be Staggeringly Expensive - Not to mention tedious and not much fun. And thats the good news.

Lynx hunting in Latvia to be prohibited : worldnews

Tires join ghost gearas debris that keeps killing marine life: Car tires abandoned on the seabed are creating inescapable traps for hermit crabs, leading to slow or even brutal deaths of the cleaners of the ocean, researchers at Hirosaki University in Aomori Prefecture said.

With tourism suffering, sea turtles are thriving in peace in Phuket : worldnews

Rhino Horn Discovered in Shipment of Chocolate En Route to China, Police Say : worldnews

Gingerstachesupreme comments on This 92 yr old man posts 2 songs every single day for his handful of viewers.

Massachusetts state trooper fired over Gov. Charlie Bakers COVID vaccine mandate

Pandemic Christmas at the Brigham - The Boston Globe Unvaccinated people make up less than 17 percent of Massachusetts adults but 70 percent of those sick enough from COVID-19 to require hospitalization. Unvaccinated patients are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 13 times as likely to die from the disease. Early evidence suggests that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still protective against serious disease from Omicron, especially after a booster shot.

How do scientists determine that the new Covid variant is x% more transmissible with y% more/less severe symptoms? : askscience

As Omicron spreads and cases soar, many unvaccinated people remain staunchly defiant - The Boston Globe ... approximately 39 million American adults who have yet to get a single dose. the roughly 15% of the adult population that remains stubbornly unvaccinated is at the greatest risk of severe illness and death from the omicron variant and could overwhelm hospitals that are already brimming with COVID patients ... Nearly 90% of unvaccinated adults said the variant would not spur them to get shots ... Low vaccination rates are still heavily concentrated in rural areas and the South, with Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and Alabama near the bottom. Those states have recorded around half of their population as fully vaccinated, well below the national rate of about 62% ... The United States continues to see a stark partisan divide in vaccination rates, with more than 91% of adult Democrats receiving at least one shot, compared with about 60% of adult Republicans.a>
160,000 Unvaccinated Americans Died From Covid-19 Since June -- Shots Could Have Saved Them, Study Finds (Republicans have a "natural immunity" to reality)

As Omicron Spreads, Unvaccinated Americans Remain Defiant : PoliticalHumor
But family cannot be helped - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... My Dad just called me freaking out, warning me not to get the booster. Something about extremely reputable sources claiming the booster was killing people all over the world, with over 100k dead.
Red would rather have died than vaccinate. He got his wish. : HermanCainAward
Woke up to some unsurprising news about a former coworker. : HermanCainAward ... Their Christmases will forever be ruined because it was more important for him to own the libs than be there for his kids and get the shot.
Col. Mustard Claims His Award (link in comments to nomination) : HermanCainAward
It's all very simple, really

Covid hospitalizations are rising across the country, even in high-vaccination states : news

Mercks molnupiravir is good at one thing and thats what makes it scary ... Unlike any previous antiviral drug, molnupiravir does only one thing: It introduces mutations into the viral genome (scientists scratch heads and say what could go wrong?)
If mRNA vaccines produce the spike protein within our cells and then our bodies produce antibodies to those proteins, why have some hospitals stopped using monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19? Whats the difference between our bodies' antibodies and the monoclonal antibodies?
COVID: Study suggests AstraZeneca booster works against Omicron | Health News | Al Jazeera (Yet to be peer reviewed) : worldnews
Omicron extensively but incompletely escapes Pfizer BNT162b2 neutralization. A new study adds more evidence that the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can evade the immune protection conferred by vaccines and natural infection. : science

Major airlines are cancelling Christmas Eve flights as their crews call in sick : worldnews

NFL chief medical officer: Symptomatic players driving COVID-19 spread; no indications of asymptomatic spread : worldnews

3rd Florida-based ship has outbreak, state cases hit record - ABC News A COVID-19 outbreak has taken place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week (DumbSantis cackles)

Anger over masks mandates, other covid rules, spurs states to curb power of public health officials : politics

A bunch of QAnon promoters got sick after a conferencethey blame anthrax instead of COVID

Ultra-Orthodox anti-vaxxers threaten leading Israeli rabbi : worldnews ... Considering that they had usually between 8 to 10 time more infections then the non Orthodox communities this wouldn't last long till they all die off from Covid (God's Will )

UK sets new record for COVID cases as Omicron sweeps London : worldnews
Tony Blair blasts unvaccinated idiots as fears grow over spread of Omicron -Frankly, if you're not vaccinated at the moment and you're eligible, and you've got no health reasons for not being unvaccinated, you're not just irresponsible. You're an idiot

Serum Institute of India waives off immunity against vaccine related lawsuits, in a relief for the humanitarian groups taking initiative for vaccinating millions of refugees. : worldnews

All US forces in Japan had been exempted from virus tests since September : worldnews ... And it was strange /s that despite Okinawa being a tiny isolated island, it had (has) one the absolute worst infection rates of the country

Australian Medical Association Warns Parents Not To Circumcise Their Boys Unless Absolutely Necessary : worldnews

Women, children among dozens killed in Myanmar : worldnews
More than 30 killed, bodies burned in Myanmars Kayah state

South Korea Provides $2 Million to Philippines Hit by Super Typhoon : worldnews

Chinese Agents Lured Top Taiwan Military Officers Into Becoming Spies: Report : worldnews

Student Democracy Wall disappears as Hong Kongs Chinese University removes protest posters
More Tiananmen massacre memorials removed in Hong Kong : worldnews
Chinese lawmakers are proposing new rules to prevent workplace discrimination and sexual harassment against women. A draft bill includes a ban on employers stating gender preferences on job ads and quizzing female applicants about their marital or pregnancy status : worldnews
Germanys head of navy calls Chinas naval power buildup explosive and a cause of worry
Chinas well-oiled military machine launches three warships in one day
Fears over the health of the Chinese economy lead to record-breaking investment downgrades by Moodys, Fitch, and S&P (43,54, and 30 times respectively)

It's 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union
No time for war: Russians see no chance of conflict : worldnews ... Recommend compare apple maps and google maps, you can see the difference really well
Vladimir Putin reinforces notion of Fortress Russia as he takes aim at NATO ... Macho man Russia ...
Russia Blocks Website of Prominent Rights Monitor : worldnews
Russian court slaps social media giants Google, Meta with $127 million in fines over failure to delete banned content : worldnews
Russian priest who adopted 70 children jailed for abuse : worldnews

As Hindu Extremists Call for Killing of Muslims, Indias Leaders Keep SilentRight-wing Hindu activists at a conference took an oath to harm Muslims if necessary to make a Hindu-only nation, (Dimdus)
Hindu Right Wing Activists Disrupt Christmas Prayers going on inside a church in Indias Gurgaon. (Dumbdus)
Priests Protest Against Sunny Leone's Dance To "Madhuban Mein Radhika ... Mathura Priests Protest Against Sunny Leone's Dance To Madhuban Mein Radhika As the song is on the subject of love between Krishna and Radha, netizens too have slammed it for hurting Hindu sentiments due to "sensual" moves by the actor in her dance ... TLDR: Pretty lady dances in music video; prudish god-botherers distressed by reminder that women have bodies.

Sri Lanka cop fatally shoots 4 officers in former war zone : worldnews

Karachi drug cartel kingpin Haji Hassans son Sajid was among six detained in Gujarat coast drug bust
Pakistani Government Official Harvests Nations First Legal Hemp Crops

Pakistan troops, Taliban exchange fire along Durand Line as fencing continues | World News : worldnews
Suicide bomber shot dead as Taliban fighters gather for passports : worldnews

Turkey has frozen the assets of a total of 770 people and a U.S.-based foundation on the grounds of terrorism financing, a ruling published in its official gazette showed on Friday. : worldnews

Ethiopia to lose access to lucrative US trade program following CNN investigation : worldnews

Arrival of Russian Wagner mercenaries in Mali condemned by European governments : worldnews

Egyptian population increases 1.7 M annually : worldnews

In Dubai, city of skyscrapers, a company is building modular homes : worldnews

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Chief Says War Games Were Warning To Israel

Lebanese opposition figure: Country taken hostage by Iran and Hezbollah

UAEs first astronaut reveals he brought Israeli flag to space ("settlers" plan next move)
Israeli Divers Have Discovered a Trove of Antiquities From Not One But Two Ancient Shipwrecks Off the Coast of Caesarea : worldnews

Russia withdraws portion of troops from border with Ukraine : worldnews
Ukraines former president Poroshenko charged with state treason and aiming terrorism ... Hopefully America can follow this example.

Drunk man leads German police to Nazi altar, weapons : worldnews

Spain will ban smoking on all beaches and fine anyone caught lighting up1,700

Frances EDF takes more nuclear reactors offline after faults found

Colombia Reaches 168 Social Leaders Killed in 2021 : worldnews ... The battle in Colombia is one of communism against democracy and the socialist leaders in Venezuala are helping to destabilize Colombia.

El Salvador frees women jailed after miscarriages | The women had been jailed for terms ranging from 6 to 13 years under some of the regions harshest anti-abortion laws (Texas: hold our beer)

With 52,000 unidentified bodies, government admits forensic crisis : worldnews ... The Latin American country has seen more than 300,000 murders since 2006 when it deployed the military in the war on drug trafficking, most of them blamed on criminal gangs. According to a government registry, there are around 82,500 people missing across the country (that worked)

The Worst Political Predictions of 2021 - POLITICO ... "Everythings going to be fine" in the last few weeks of the Trump administration - Predicted by: Hugh Hewitt, Jan. 6

Democrats Will Close Out 2021 With a Few Big Wins and a Long To-Do List : politics

Opinion | A $778 Billion Pentagon Budget Is Our Lump of Coal : politics

It's Not Too Late To Save Democracy. Senate Showdown On Voting Rights Coming In January ... Manchin and Sinema will kill the bill.
Pressure Works: Senate Told to Act on Voting Rights Bills After Biden Backs Filibuster Except
Democrats' Betrayals Are Jeopardizing American Democracy

As Prices Rise, Biden Turns to Antitrust Enforcers: A wide-ranging presidential order helped block a railroad merger and tackle supply-chain problems, and it is planting the seeds for bigger actions. : politics

Father uses vulgar insult during holiday call with President Joe Biden : politics
How Biden reacted when he was trolled vs how Trump wouldve reacted
Oregon father of four who told President Biden Lets Go Brandon on Christmas Eve call said he meant it in jest (ex-cop says it was a joke, people shouldn't be mad at him)

"So the falcon's heard the falconer, huh?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - MAGA world continues to absolutely lose their shit over Donald Trump telling some anodyne truths about the vaccine:
Conspiracists turning on the conspirator-in-chief is your 2021 Christmas miracle
Alex Jones' wife arrested on domestic violence charge (+long prednisone thread)

Blurry Ideologies and Strange Coalitions: The Evolving Landscape of Domestic Extremism : politics

Analysis: Trump pushes one truth and hides another : politics
Trump could face charges for trying to obstruct certification of election, legal experts say : politics
Donald Trumps lawsuit against New York AG Letitia James sets him up for another loss
Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of documents to Jan. 6 committee : politics
Jan. 6 committee asks Supreme Court to respond to Trump request by mid-January : politics

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich sues Jan. 6 committee to block access to his financial records : politics ... he piped $200k into a social media campaign for the J6 rally and is apparently trying to hide where it came from. could implicate higher ups like don jr for financing a felony.
Jim Jordan's nothing to hide declaration to be put to the test

Roger Stone Is Desperate for Cash and Still Selling Autographed Rocks
Kerik plans to publicly release some documents requested by January 6 committee : politics

Miserly Manchin stole Christmas and hope from American families : politics

GOP Introduced More Than 260 Bills to Subvert Elections After Trumps 2020 Loss: Report

Why does America keep jailing people because theyre poor?

Packing and Cracking: New Lawsuit Challenges South Carolina's Racial Redistricting

Gableman calls for resignation of GOP senator who criticized him Former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is calling on a GOP state senator to resign for criticizing the review of the 2020 election he is conducting for Assembly Republicans.

Democrats Are Doing Weirdly Well in Redistricting : politics ... Meanwhile, many red states have no room to improve on existing gerrymanders.

A Huge Dea: Biden Rebuffs Georgias Medicaid Work Requirement -- Last in US
Biden is quietly erasing one of Trumps cruelest legacies (dying of cancer? get a job)

USDA Distributes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen School Meal Program : politics

Trucking Action Plan Missing in Action - The White House effort on trucking is too focused on finding more drivers and not focused enough on making trucking jobs better.

Federal audit finds Department of Energy at risk of wasting funds on carbon capture and storage projects : politics

Detroit Police commissioner removed from towing committee after downplaying bribery

Sheriff: Sexual predator facing charges after 6-year-old girl tests positive for STD
Police: 2nd person arrested after child says she was locked in closet for 25 days : news

Perspective | The Duggars might lose their show, but the toxic culture they promote persists : television

Reeks of retaliation Dover mayor fires 3 city employees who helped council investigation ... Councilwoman Sandy Moss said she did not prepare a speech, because she was speechless.

Chris Noth emerges amid sex assault allegations, says helet the chips fall

Ketamine therapy has a swift short-term effect on reducing symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a review of all the available evidence. : science

/u/Swagiken shows how the name of Noah from the Bible was taken from a character from the epic of Gilgamesh, and talks about worldwide flood myths : bestof

ELI5: Why do warmer countries/closer to the equator tend to be poorer than colder countries? : explainlikeimfive

TIL the German peasents war (1524-1525) was a widespread popular revolt in some German-speaking areas in Central Europe. It failed because of intense opposition from the aristocracy, who slaughtered up to 100,000 of the 300,000 poorly armed peasants and farmers : todayilearned

Pro tip - If you got an ebook reader or tablet for Christmas join r/FreeEBOOKS and get a ton of free stuff. (also see my comment on this post for 2000+ free ebooks) : books

ELI5: How come Google is never hacked (emails, docs etc) and other services have been over the years? Is it more secure? : explainlikeimfive

What is the most American way of dying? : AskReddit

[Serious] Men and women of reddit, have you ever rejected or broken up with someone due to their past sexual history, and if so, why? : AskReddit


James Webb Space Telescope reaches launch pad for Christmas liftoff : worldnews

Melting Arctic ice will have catastrophic effects on the world, experts say. Heres how.

Climate change: Small army of volunteers keeping deniers off Wikipedia : technology

Rare pink handfish spotted in Australia for first time in decades : worldnews

Warsaw scientist finds natural coral-saving UV filter in Antarctic bacteria

Supermarkets drop Brazilian beef products linked to deforestation : worldnews

WHO investigating mysterious illness in South Sudan that has killed nearly 100 people : worldnews

TIL in Iceland there is a Christmas Eve tradition called jolabokaflodwhere friends and family exchange books and then spend the rest of the evening together reading them and eating chocolate.
Christmas Eve - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- James Joyce, "The Dead"

MA COVID-19 Update as of December 24, with daily cases & restrictions. Latest estimate: cases = 10,040 new and 32 deaths. Plus SIR model projections. (image with Interactive Data Dashboard) : CoronavirusMa
Mass. reports 10,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest total reported in a single day (3rd day in row)

One model projects a sobering outlook for rising COVID-19 cases in the US and Mass. as Omicron surges - The Boston Globe
US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say : CoronavirusMa
Omicron thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The story of Omicron so farvirulence, severity, and hospitalisations across the globe.

Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19Some counties, like Cape Girardeau, have seen a spike in deaths that arent attributed to COVID-19. Many of them, blamed on natural causes, are likely from the coronavirus ... Wavis Jordan, a Republican who was elected last year to serve as coroner of the 80,000-person county, says his office 'doesn't do COVID deaths'. He does not investigate deaths himself, and requires families to provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test before including it on a death certificate.
Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19 : news ... Its really amazing how American communities are poisoned ... (rural-based mass psychosis)

Biden says 250,000 treatment courses of Pfizers antiviral pill will be available in January

Get the effing booster : PoliticalHumor (unvaxxed 60x more like to die than boosted)
Ryan Struyk on Twitter: "Latest CDC data by vaccine status: Unvaccinated: 451 cases per 100k Vaccinated: 134 cases per 100k Boosted: 48 cases per 100k Unvaccinated: 6.1 deaths per 100k Vaccinated: 0.5 deaths per 100k Boosted: 0.1 deaths per 100k" / Twitter
Is it possible to catch Covid again immediately having recovered from it? : askscience
To block omicron, wear an N95 or other high-filtration mask : Shots - Health News : NPR

More than 1,500 Christmas Eve flights canceled due to Omicron; CDC shortens COVID isolation period for health care workers - The Boston Globe
Airlines cancel holiday flights due to omicron impacts on crews : worldnews

Omicron: Half of colds will be Covid, warn UK researchers : worldnews

In the rare occasion that someone gets myocarditis either from Covid or a vaccine, how long are they going to live? What is the life expectancy of someone with (not severe) myocarditis or pericarditis? : askscience
Why do some Israeli scientists say a second booster is "counterproductive," and may compromise the bodys ability to fight the virus?

New York smashes its COVID record AGAIN with 44,000 new cases recorded in 24 hours : Coronavirus - 69 deaths
Florida COVID update: cases, hospitalizations, deaths | Miami Herald ... nd 83 more deaths

Florida pulls pro-vaccination television ads, replacing with spots that dont mention vaccines (say DeathSentence will be a great president)

Indiana AG Todd Rokita says he doesnt believe COVID-19 stats his own state releases (says no COVID cases in Fuckiana, hospitals are scamming the state)

Idaho Public Health - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Death by Chiropractor. Seems like an appropriate way for Americans to die.

Heres a liter of secretions from the lungs of my patient today

Quebec breaks new record with 9,397 new COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations jump to 473 : worldnews

5,000 people demonstrated against coronavirus measures in the southern German city of Munich, with many participants displaying aggressive behavior toward police officers. 14 criminal incidents were reported, including the display of insignia from unconstitutional organizations : worldnews

NHS may set up field hospitals in car parks to cope with Omicron

South Africa announces immediate end to contact tracing and quarantining : worldnews

Ecuador makes Covid-19 vaccination obligatory : worldnews

Cuba soars to near top of COVID vaccination charts on decades-old bet : worldnews

Locked-out New Zealanders outraged as visa scheme for rich foreigners resumes. Critics say the wealthy will be able to buy their way in while citizens lose out on quarantine spots. : worldnews

Australia to pay $1.4 million in compensation to hundreds of Aboriginal people over racist welfare scheme : worldnews
Chinese spies accused of using Huawei in secret Australia telecom hack : worldnews

Burn it all down - How Myanmar's military razed villages to crush a growing resistance

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget Of 5.4 Trillion Yen Amid China Threats : worldnews
Japans record $940 bln budget to help recovery as fiscal reform in back seat
Japan joins US boycott of Beijing Olympics : worldnews
US Marines among 12 apprehended in Okinawa for drug smuggling : worldnews
At least 180 infected in COVID cluster case at Marines base in Okinawa : worldnews

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pardoned former President Park Geun-hye, who was serving a 22-year prison term for a vast corruption scandal. : worldnews

US, Japan draw up joint military plan for possible Taiwan emergency: report : worldnews

Last Tiananmen monument removed in Hong Kong : worldnews
U.S. bans imports from Chinas Xinjiang region, citing human rightsabuses
Analysis: When Chinas leading paper ignores Xi, all bets are off
Chinas property distress sours steel sector in warning sign for economy
China hoards over half the worlds grain, pushing up global prices. Testy ties with U.S. and Australia could be prodding China to boost food reserves

Putin: Insulting Prophet Muhammad is not freedom of expression but a "violation of religious freedom and the violation of the sacred feelings of people who profess Islam" : worldnews

Chennai godman rapes girl in temple with wife's help, held | Chennai News - Times of India : worldnews
Maharashtra assembly passes bill seeking death for rape : worldnews
Dalit (low caste) cook sacked in Uttarakhand after upper caste students refuse to eat food prepared by her : worldnews

Bangladesh ferry fire leaves at least 37 people dead and 72 injured | World News : worldnews

Over a thousand Sudanese rallied Thursday decrying sexual attacks, after the UN said at least 13 women and girls were raped during recent mass protests against the army : worldnews

Saudi coalition says it strikes military camp in Sanaa, Houthis say bombs hit prison : worldnews

Biden hasnt answered Israeli PM Bennetts phone calls for three weeks
Israeli forces begin demolishing structures in Homesh settlement -report : worldnews
terror attack thwarted at Tel Aviv Central Bus Station : worldnews (14 yr-old "carrying a knife" = "terror attack")
Revealed: Israels Cyber-spy Industry Helps World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays

Putin Loses His Cool When Confronted Over Ukraine, Claims It Belongs To Lenin Anyway : worldnews
Putin says Russia doesnt want conflict but needs immediate guarantees (to let him do anything he wants)
How the Soviet Unions collapse explains the current Russia-Ukraine tension
Russia claims it will begin talks with US and Nato | Russia : worldnews
Russian mercenaries deploy to eastern Ukraine
Tensions run high with Russia as Ukraine carries out combat drills with US-made missiles : worldnews
White House reiterates that US is ready to act if Russia invades Ukraine : worldnews
Biden says the US wont put troops on the ground even if Russia invades Ukraine
U.S. Considers Warning Ukraine of a Russian Invasion in Real-Time : worldnews

EU pushes on with global minimum tax rate despite US stalemate : worldnews

Polish opposition senator hacked with spyware Pegasus by the current ruling party during the parliamentary elections : worldnews

Lithuania MP counters China threat by saying communism in garbage bin of history Matas Maldeikis says fired Global Times editor should be sent to reeducation camp.

Swiss court confiscates funds linked to Uzbek ex-presidents daughter

Dozens of Holocaust survivors to sue for Holocaust compensation : worldnews

Canada to Pay Billions to Indigenous Groups for Tainted Drinking Water : worldnews

Her fate is still up in the air, and jurors have gone home for a long weekend.

Opinion | The Navy SEALs, a Christmas story - The Washington Post - The most obvious example was Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher, who had been convicted that month by a military court for posing with a trophy photo of a dead Islamic State prisoner in Iraq.
Wave of suicides hits Texas National Guard's border mission : Four soldiers have taken their own lives in two months (Gov DeathBot and his border shit)

US has reunited 100 children taken from parents under Trump : politics

Why the collapse of Bidens Build Back Better would be a major blow to the climate fight

Biden says potentially facing Trump in 2024 only increases his desire to run for reelection : politics

Biden Promised Norma And Got It: Getting Blamed For Things Outside His Control | A presidents power over things like inflation are limited at best while some GOP governors work to sabotage his efforts to end the COVID pandemic.

President Biden Names Twelfth Round of Judicial Nominees : politics
40 federal judges confirmed in 2021; Biden nominates 2 more : politics

You must act: Over 800 religious leaders pressure Biden to pass voting rights law
Democrats set for showdown over filibuster, voting rights : politics

A 'populist' Senate candidate wants to ban members of congress from holding and trading stocksand throw them in jail if they don't comply

Jen Psaki praises Trump, says we are grateful for him touting the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
Trump's surgeon general suggests the former president only decided to publicly back vaccines because Biden praised him first
Donald Trumps influence is fading ... "I will be having a news conference on January 6th at Mar-a-Lago to discuss all of these points, and more," said the former president in a statement so jammed with outlandish claims and trolling asides that it reads as if he dictated it in a single, excited breath.

White House reporters ask for virtual press briefings during the latest covid surge - The Washington Post

Trump hails the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the greatest achievements of mankind and rejects vaccine skepticism in new interview ... The qult is already saying its a clone of Trump.
The fringe factions of the MAGAWorld are imploding after Trump publicly advocated for the COVID-19 jab : politics ... "Trump, stop. Just stop. Have your position (backed by Fauci) and allow us to have ours (which is backed by science). This losing is getting boomer level annoying," Alexander wrote. (the "science" of insanity) ... They are heroes ready to die for their anti-covid beliefs but it quickly changes the moment they have difficulty breathing.
I was promised *unmitigated* sociopathy! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Looks like Jimmy Concepts isnt the only abject moron and grifter who stopped loving Trump today, and declines to even lay a wreath upon his door: (Garrison) .. To the true MAGA asshole, showing any belief in the value of human life for any reason is a deal-breaker
kim possible facts on Twitter: "never thought i would see the day ben garrison turned on trump" / Twitter
Ben Garrison Turns on Trump After Pro-Vaccine Comments
Trump Boosted Boosters. Ben Garrison, Alex Jones, MAGA Folk Got Mad - Rolling Stone - MAGA Diehards Melt Down Over Trump's Pro-Vax Push : Anger and confusion reign as Trump endorses vaccines many followers believe are poison
Not too late to backtrack, bud. : Qult_Headquarters

Tea Party Redux: How the Koch Network Funds and Fuels the Anti-Lockdown Movement : politics

Trump asks Supreme Court to block National Archives from releasing Jan. 6 records : politics
In bid for Jan. 6 secrecy, Trump asks Supreme Court for help Two weeks ago, Donald Trump said he has "nothing to hide" about Jan. 6. Today, he asked the Supreme Court to help him hide Jan. 6 materials.
Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of his White House records to January 6 committee : politics
Legal expert: DOJ must immediately conduct full-blown Jan.6 probe Laurence Tribe calls on his former student, Attorney General Garland, to take action over Trumps role in the insurrection: If Merrick Garland has not yet ginned up a full-blown investigation, he should do so yesterday

New January 6 video shows three hours of assault on police - CNNPolitics
The violent sedition of 1/6 - Lawyers, Guns & Money The video is never going to become less damning:
Rick Hasen on Twitter: ""There was no insurrection because no one was charged with 'insurrection'" is the new "we are not a democracy but a constitutional republic"" / Twitter
Donald Trump Supporters Targeted the Capitol: Bring Guns. It's Now or Never
Jim Jordan "very scared" as 1/6 committee seeks info on Trump calls, fellow lawmaker says : politics
Mike Pence Fed the Illusion that Donald Trump Might Prevail : politics
Bernie Kerik plans to publicly release documents demanded by Jan. 6 committee : politics
Pentagon Clamps Down on Extremism & White Supremacy After Dozens of Jan. 6 Rioters Had Military Ties : politics (but declines to say which ones)

Report shows the extent of Republican efforts to sabotage democracy | US voting rights | The Guardian Research identifies at least 262 bills were introduced in 41 states this year with the intent to hijack the election process
An effort to hijack elections in this country: Republicans are passing laws that could nullify Democrats election wins

Not True: Sanders Counters Manchins Bogus Inflation Argument Against Build Back Better | Sen. Bernie Sanders pointed out that unlike the bloated military budget that Manchin recently voted for, the reconciliation bill is funded by ax hikes on the wealthy.
Economists question validity of Manchins inflation fears on Build Back Better ("fears" = "lies")
Manchin told White House he would support version of tax on billionaires : politics (will change his mind next week)
Joe Manchins Scaled-Back Framework May Be Better Than It Sounds

Report shows the extent of Republican efforts to sabotage democracy : politics
Opinion: This Christmas, Republicans are giving themselves congressional seats for life : politics
Surprisingly, there has been a redistricting turnaround : politics

Two Georgia poll workers sue One America News, Giuliani over debunked fraud claims : politics
Election Workers Sue Giuliani for Peddling B.S. About Them : politics

Biden administration revokes Georgia Medicaid work requirements : politics

Ted Cruz (Mistakenly) Touts His 2024 Presidential Odds : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has boasted about being unvaccinated, owns stock in 3 major vaccine makers : politics

Hate can age you, quick. : PoliticalHumor

Judge Upholds His Block on New York Times Coverage of Project Veritas - The New York Times The New York State judge also ordered The Times to turn over physical copies and destroy any electronic versions of documents a lawyer prepared for the conservative group ... The Times said it would seek a stay of the ruling and was planning to appeal it. (elected Republican judge, lawyer for Nicholas Spano, Republican crook rep)
A Dangerous Court Order Against The New York Times

DC had largest percentage drop in population in nation | WTOP News ... MA #7

Some farmers have to hack their own tractors to keep them running. : worldnews
Federal watchdog: USDA overpaid corn farmers by $3B : politics

Los Angeles Police Kill 14-Year-Old Girl While Firing Shots At Male Suspect : worldnews

Local officials call on Idaho sheriff to resign after he allegedly made disparaging comments about Native Americans : news

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski moved to prison medical facility

Prosecutor Accuses Ethan Crumbleys Mom ofExtramarital Affairs While Son Struggled. Shares many other new details, Ethan tortured animals, they hadnt paid mortgage in over a year (but a thousand dollar gun for the kid was fine)

Police: Shooter arrested after targeting homeless people : news ... A real estate agent hunting homeless people

VIDEO: Woman with pickaxe shoplifts at Rite Aid in Venice : news

Michigan prosecutors lose appeal in key Nassar-related case : news
Michigan prosecutors lose appeal in key Nassar-related case | AP News State prosecutors lost their bid to reinstate charges against the former president of Michigan State University who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 when they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving Larry Nassar.

A 19-year-old has been charged in the carjacking of U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, police say. Four other teens were also arrested ... Unbeknownst to the robbers, the SUV had a tracking device in it, according to charging documents filed in the case, and that allowed police to locate the vehicle within a few hours

The Great Shoplifting Freak-Out : Why is it so hard to figure out if America's enormous surge in theft is real? ... Recent news stories describe a shoplifting surge, but this narrative conflates an array of very different offenses into a single crime wave said to be cresting right now, all over the country, in a frenzy of naked avarice and shocking violence. ("enormous" there's your problem, right there) ... Good old thieves, that is to say, are a palatable common enemy. Better to fear them than the other types of casual violence that have seeped into everyday life in America, and the rot that may have created it.

What It Means to See Jesus | The New Yorker A new book, at once skeptical and devotional, considers visions of Christ from the early days of Christianity to the present.

Didion's Prophetic Eye on America
Joan Didion and the Opposite of Magical Thinking | The New Yorker
Last WordsThose Hemingway wrote, and those he didn't. By Joan Didion
Joan Didion in The New Yorker | The New Yorker
Trouble in Lakewood | The New Yorker
Joan Didions Greatest Two-Word Sentence The power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
On Self-Respect: Joan Didions 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue
Joan Didion's Specific Vision : In the face of the failure of narrative to make sense of life, she found meaning in the particular.

Moving On, a Love Story | The New Yorker To move into the Apthorp was to enter a state of giddy, rent-stabilized delirium. By Nora Ephron May 29, 2006
Nora Ephron - Wikipedia . Ephron was inspired by this to write the 1983 novel Heartburn,[29] which was then made into a 1986 Mike Nichols film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. In the book, Ephron wrote of a husband named Mark, who was "capable of having sex with a Venetian blind."[8] She also wrote that the character Thelma (based on Margaret Jay) looked like a giraffe with "big feet".[8] Bernstein threatened to sue over the book and film but never did.[10] (that would be Carl Bernstein) ... For many years, Ephron was one of the few people who knew the identity of Deep Throat,

Could housing be cheaper and better if we stop building so many damn staircases?

Study: Americans are split by partisan lines on each topic related to inequality. However, when exposed to the informational treatment, Americans across the ideological spectrum express more concerns over economic inequality and stronger support for income redistribution. : science (why refucks hate education)

An online study (n=264; 87% women; age range of 25 to 34 years old) suggests belief in astrology is associate with low intelligence and high narcissism, with narcissism being the strongest predictor. : science

Large clinical trial finds omega-3 supplements dont prevent depression

Poor oral health linked to wide variety of diseases and mental illness : science

Japanese university finds drug effective in treating ALS : worldnews

BioNTech mRNA Cancer Vaccine Recruits First Patient Into Phase 2 Trials : worldnews

Worlds oldest family tree created using DNA

Why does heterochromia seem to be so common in house cats, when compared to other kinds of pet animals? : askscience

Eli5: Whats so special about metallic hydrogen?

ELI5: Why did latin, a language spoken by a huge portion of Europe, completely die? : explainlikeimfive - It changed into french, italian, spanish, etc.

TIL people really do have a type when it comes to romantic attraction. According to a study, 50% of peoples preferences for faces is unique to them, and who we find attractive is most strongly influenced by our life experiences.

TIL the Greek alphabet has two letters corresponding to our letter 'o' : omikron whose name means 'little o' and omega, whose name means 'big o'

New York City, 1910. : pics
TIL of the worst disaster in the New York area before 9/11. The 1904 burning and sinking of the steamboat General Slocum killed 955 people. The life jackets aboard were useless. Some life jackets had iron weights in them substituted for cork. : todayilearned

Racists, misogynists and Howie Carr fans discover Boston has 311 : boston

Adults of reddit, what are some advice every teenager needs to know? : AskReddit

What person would unite all of America if they became President of the United States? : AskReddit

Whats something you find weird that is 100% normal?

Whats more fucked up than people think?

Is your Christmas Eve ruined already? If so, Why? : AskReddit

Contrary to popular belief, Twitters algorithm amplifies conservatives, not liberals: study
Contrary to popular belief, Twitters algorithm amplifies conservatives, not liberals. Scientists conducted a "massive-scale experiment involving millions of Twitter users, a fine-grained analysis of political parties in seven countries, and 6.2 million news articles shared in the United States ... angry users stay on the platform longer and engage more. This is more of that. They all want more clicks, so they can make more money.

Amazon warned workers that its busy season could make them feel suicidal : worldnews


Temperatures have soared in Greenland recently. In the capital Nuuk, the mercury hit 13 Celsius (55 Fahrenheit) on December 20, compared to the -5.3C that is average for this time of year. In Qaanaaq in the north, temperatures reached 8.3C, when the seasonal average is usually -20.1C : worldnews ... Make Greenland Green Again (c)

No returning to climate of the past even with carbon dioxide reduction | New research shows climate change in some regions is inevitable even if the already increased CO2 level is reduced : worldnews

Since 1995, the slice held by billionaires has risen from one percent to three percent, according to the World Inequality Report. This increase was exacerbated during the Covid pandemic. In fact, 2020 marked the steepest increase in global billionaires. : worldnews

Elephants reunite with caretaker after 14 months : aww

YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels - the total indirect emissions from electric vehicles pale in comparison to the indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles. : science

Rainy years cant make up for Californias groundwater use and without additional restrictions, they may not recover for several decades.

In an historic vote, Italy to ban fur farming and shut down all mink farms within six months : worldnews

South Koreas largest private gas provider SK E&S Co. is facing legal action from a climate activist group alleging that it falsely advertised the green credentials of a project in Australia.
Korea halts Canadian beef imports after detection of mad cow case : worldnews

WHO investigating mysterious illness in South Sudan that has killed nearly 100 people : news

MA adds 9,042 new cases along with 47 deaths - Dec 23, 2021 : CoronavirusMa
The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Mass. reports 9,042 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest total reported in a single day

Massachusetts reports record-breaking number of daily coronavirus cases: This is pretty scary

Breakthrough case review finds 97% of COVID-19 cases in vaccinated individuals dont result in severe illness

One secret to the success of the virus that causes COVID-19 is hiding from the immune system by spreading through cell-to-cell transmission, a new study has found. It's basically an underground form of transmission, the lead author said.

Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say : worldnews
Omicron variant less severe than delta, early U.K.studies suggest - The Washington Post
New UK study confirms the previous South African study that Omicron is causing less severe infection despite similar transmission rates like the delta variant : worldnews ... 20-25% less likely to visit hospital 40-45% less likely to spend 1+ days in hospital
Covid-19 Marches Toward Endemic Status in U.S. as Omicron Spreads - WSJ With a new wave rising, people and institutions are making decisions that reflect changing attitudes toward the threat that Covid-19 represents
Thousands who followed the rules are about to get covid. They shouldnt be ashamed.

LA County continues alarming trend in COVID cases with more than 8,600 new cases being reported : news ... According to county figures, the hospitalization rate for unvaccinated people was 25 per 100,000 residents as of Wednesday, compared to just 1 per 100,000 for the vaccinated.

Nurses ponder over unvaccinated COVID-19 patients who come to the hospital, watch Fox News, refuse anti-virals, steroids, or mechanical breathing assistance, then die. : bestof
I just LOVE when my patient is watching Fox News making fun of Covid while I wipe their ass

Massive undercounting of deaths caused directly by COVID-19 - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... investigating why the official COVID death count in the USA over the past 22 months is so much lower than the excess mortality in the nation over that same time. What the journalists found is that, in rural, poor, and heavily Trumpist counties in the southern and western USA, a combination of limited resources to determine actual causes of death and social stigma associated with death from COVID often reflected in the attitude of local coroners and medical examiners has led to enormous numbers of people who almost surely died from COVID having their deaths attributed to other causes. This of course is the precise opposite of the pattern that the right wing noise machine has been fantasizing about for nearly two years now, by which Biased Liberal Doctors attribute lots of deaths with other causes to COVID, because (((Bill Gates))) and (((George Soros))) pay them $50,000 every time they do this. The moral of the story is: It's always projection. Always ... the USA TODAY story suggests strongly that most of the statistical gap between the 800,000 official COVID deaths and the more than one million excess deaths in America in 2020 and 2021 is going to end up being explained by a grim application of Occams Razor: that gap, it will turn out, will have been made up largely of COVID deaths that were incorrectly attributed to other causes often for reasons related to why the national response to the pandemic has been so dysfunctional in the first place.
Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19 ... In some counties, just half of the spike in deaths during the pandemic is attributed to COVID-19. Researchers say that points to a massive undercount.

Persistent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Body and the Brain : CoronavirusMa

One powerful motivation for conspiracy theories is that they can help evade the conclusion that you're a massive sucker - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Boston right-wing radio bigmouth who wanted Fauci put on trial now has....take a GUESS! : boston
WRKO talker who has spent the pandemic fighting efforts to curb Covid-19 has Covid-19 | Universal Hub | WRKO morning host Jeff Kuhner isnt on the air this week because he has Covid-19 ... She posited that were heading towards a country split between "vaxxed towns and unvaxxed towns" about which she concluded, "My guess is life is gonna be a lot better in the unvaxxed towns." (where everyone is dead) ... Also, she came out strongly against injecting people with microchips, and said the government better think twice before coming after her with injectable circuitry.

Axios-Ipsos poll: Lack of trust puts the unvaccinated at risk ... Black Americans reported much higher levels of mask use, social distancing and trust in the federal government regardless of their vaccination status ... By contrast, Republicans were far less likely to wear masks and more likely to say they have returned to normal pre-COVID life. 81% of Black Americans but just 34% of unvaccinated white Americans said they were wearing masks outside the home some or all of the time in the second half of this year ... 30% of the unvaccinated who said they occasionally or never wear masks said they had tested positive ... White unvaccinated Americans posted the lowest trust numbers, dropping from 38% to 15%.

Fox News is putting a target on the back of top scientists: Fellow medics back Fauci in Watters row

Vaccine misinformation has run rampant on pregnancy apps - The Washington Post How the What To Expect site managed to clean up its big anti-vaccine problem ... Only 35 percent of pregnant people between 18 and 49 had been fully vaccinated as of Dec. 4, nearly four months after the CDC released new data supporting a recommendation for pregnant people to be vaccinated.

Israeli drug prevents 100% of COVID patients from deteriorating in trial : worldnews ... All 18 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with moderate or severe symptoms who were administered the drug Amor-18 developed by Israeli biotech company Amorphical in a phase II clinical trial recovered and were discharged in a few days, the company announced Wednesday. Of the 19 individuals who were given a placebo, six had to be transferred to intensive care, and two died.

WHO rails against vaccine booster programs : worldnews

[Corrected] Elderly man spends all free time being racist on Facebook, painful death ensues : HermanCainAward
Antivax mother, father, and aunt all die within a few days of each other : HermanCainAward
Local newspaper just published an obituary- "He did not believe in masks, tests, vaccines, or the virus; he was ill for less than 48 hours." : HermanCainAward
The American healthcare system is ready to collapse due to the unvaccinated. First post ever Be gentle. : HermanCainAward

The devastating impact of the virus on safaris in Kenya and Tanzania : worldnews

Scotlands nightclubs to close for three weeks from 27 December
Spain to require masks outdoors amid Covid surge : worldnews

China puts 13 million people in lockdown ahead of Olympics : worldnews
China orders lockdown of up to 13 million people in Xian;1 person per household to be permitted out every 2 days

Hospital overload: Korea orders 210 COVID-19 patients to leave ICUs : worldnews

Cat burglar: New Zealand pet steals bong, bag of white powder and lacy underwear | New Zealand : worldnews

Warning against unnecessary circumcision from Australian Medical Association president Mark Duncan-Smith after two-year-old dies and brother almost bleeds out in Western Australia : worldnews

Thailand seizes $30 mln of crystal meth hidden in boxing punch bags : worldnews

Japan expressed its annoyance that the U.S. military did not promptly test its service personnel for COVID-19 upon departure and arrival, a situation it blames for a growing cluster outbreak at the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Hansen in Okinawa Prefecture. : worldnews

Anonymous posts pro-Taiwan pages on UN website for Christmas : worldnews

University of Hong Kong appears to demolish Tiananmen Massacre monument in dead of night - Hong Kong Free Press HKFP : worldnews
Fury in China After Li Tiantian, an Outspoken Teacher, Disappears - The New York Times Supporters of Li Tiantian believe that local officials may have sent her to a psychiatric hospital, a longstanding way of stifling and discrediting dissent.
Fury in China After an Outspoken Teacher Disappears : worldnews
Chinas celebrities and internet influencers given 10 days to pay outstanding taxes
Chinese Communist Party Wants All Members to Have Three Kids : worldnews ("members")
Intel issues apology after China threatens product boycott over companys Xianjiang supplier statement

India monks call for Muslim genocide in hate speech summit (racist Modi-fucker stirring the genocide pot)
India | Man Lynched At Kapurthala Gurdwara Had 30 Cuts, Likely From Swords : worldnews

Afghan Taliban stop Pakistani troops from fencing border : worldnews
US issues broad authorisatons to enable aid to Afghanistan
The Taliban have halted all evacuee flights out of Afghanistan for the past two weeks The Taliban want to use the flights to send their own people abroad to earn desperately needed money. The Afghan economy is in tatters. (exporting terrorism for profit)

Ethiopias government said on Wednesday its soldiers had recaptured a city in southern Tigray from Tigrayan fighters, marking its first major advance inside the war-torn region in many months and dashing hopes for peace following a rebel retreat

Erdogan hosts rabbis at palace, says will restore Israel ties soon| Turkish president meets with host of Jewish leaders, telling them he is fighting anti-Semitism as ardently as he is battling Islamophobia; adds ties between Israel and Turkey will 'continue to grow'
Turkey gambles on economic turnaround as cost of living skyrockets : worldnews
A Turkish police officer was sentenced to 25 years in jail for shooting a young Syrian refugee to death after the young Syrian ran away from the security checkpoint to escape a probable fine for working during the COVID-19 lockdown. : worldnews

UAE decriminalises premarital sexual relations among 40 legal changes in reform push : worldnews

CNN Exclusive: US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China : worldnews ... Good thing we made that $365 billion arms deal with the financiers of 9/11. No more sending terrorists to train as pilots, just launch one of those Ratheon missiles at us now. Good job you ignorant fucking warpigs.

US Navy seizes guns it says heading from Iran to Yemen : worldnews

Putin refuses to rule out Ukraine invasion, wants West concessions (suck my tiny dick NOW)
Putin urges West to meet his demands quickly over Ukraine crisis : worldnews
Russia to Stage Large-Scale Attack Drills Near Ukraine as Tensions Ratchet
Russia begins large-scale live-fire exercises in the occupied Crimea and Krasnodar Territory : worldnews
Russia-Ukraine crisis: Kyiv hopes truce will ease military tensions : worldnews
EU Calls Russias Actions in Post-Soviet States Threat to European Security

Albanian prime minister apologizes over database leak | AP News on Thursday apologized for a big leak of personal records from a government database of state and private employees, which he said seems more like an inside job than a cyber attack.

Lithuania counts on foreign partners as German investors sound alarm over Chinas pressure.

Hungarys leader denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric | Islamophobia News

One dead and dozens feared missing after boat sinks off Greek island : worldnews

Prosecutors seek life terms in Dutch murder trial over flight MH17 : worldnews

Danish brothers who murdered biracial man have sentences increased : worldnews

Germany takes Russias German-language RT channel off air

Emmanuel Macrons wife said she will sue over a far-right internet conspiracy theory that claims she is a transgender woman ... transvestigation ...

Children in the UK will be the first in Europe to receive a life-changing treatment for peanut allergies, after NHS England secured a deal for a drug that decreases the severity of symptoms including anaphylaxis. : worldnews

Canada should temporarily ban foreign home buyers, rezone cities - housing minister : worldnews

Epstein Had a Precise Plan: How the Only Known Photo of Prince Andrew and the Pedophile Happened ... . A decade later, those present still want to know what each man wanted from the other.

US Military Strikes Fell 54% Under Biden, Monitoring Group Says : politics

Washingtons Secrecy Bubble Needs to Be PoppedToomuch classification undermines the rule of law. Heres how to fix a broken system

Sanders Urges Biden to Cancel All Student Loans After Biden Announces Freeze : politics (trapped for a lifetime in interest payments, the new serfdom)

Corporations are gleefully evil now. Heres How to Fix It

Supreme Court sets special hearing for Bidens vaccine rules for health-care workers, private businesses

Trumps Handling of COVID Was Worse Than You Thought.
Trump pushes back on Candace Owens:People arent dying when they take the vaccine
Anti-Vax Crusaders Excuse, Ignore Trumps Endorsement of Booster Shots: Denial and confusion reign in MAGA land as Trump endorses vaccines many followers believe are poison
Trump slips in admission of electoral defeat in new interview : politics
Will Trump's sudden enthusiasm for COVID vaccines cost him significant support? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump finally went too far for former nominee Ben Garrison, who is now over COVID and him both. : HermanCainAward

States have billions of federal COVID relief aid to spend. Some havent spent a dollar ... GOP controlled governments in Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota have yet to budget their funds,

The Biden Administration Rejected an October Proposal for Free Rapid Tests for the HolidaysBut this fall, Vanity Fair has learned, it dismissed a bold plan to ramp up rapid testing ahead of the holidays. Frustrated experts explain how confusion, distrust, and a single-minded fixation on vaccinating Americans left testing on the back burner for so long.
Jen Psaki Mocked Free At-Home Tests Three Weeks Before Omicron Testing Crisis Hit America

Monster: The Completely Useless and Undemocratic US Senate : politics ... The 50 Democratic senators represent 40 million more Americans then does the 50 Republican senators. (Difi cackles)

Biden says he supports filibuster carve-out for voting rights : politics (otherwise he's toast)

Democrats confront rising retirements as difficult year ends : politics
John Thune, a Likely Successor to Mitch McConnell, Weighs Retirement : politics (he was "sunsetting" two years ago, hello, DiFi)

Joe Manchin knifed progressives in the back. They wont forgive, and wont forget (why the Manchinator had a private meeting with Mitch the Ditch)
Manchin, Sinema increasingly receive campaign contributions from Republican donors. : politics
GOP steps up flirtation with Manchin | TheHill
Manchins West Virginia worst in the nation for power reliability (among other things)
The Manchin Base - Lawyers, Guns & Money Our personal lord and savior can act in the way he does because what is left of the Democratic voting working class in West Virginia is pretty damn nostalgic about the past of good wages and jobs (understandably I guess) and really bitter that the hippies have taken this away (which they haven't but don't tell our West Virginia friends that) ... The truth is that Manchin is so out of touch with the people in his own state, who own few Lamborghinis or yachts, that he is just bumbling around. (dumb, dumber and dumbest)

Sen. Chris Coons Tests Positive for COVID-19 : politics yeah Coons is a general back of dicks. he also voted against 15$ min wage. Senators like Coons, Feinstein, Menendez are all reasons why Manchin/Sinema are NOT the 2 senators preventing progress, they're just the two visible villains.

The vice presidents allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern. (bc Obama so needed JoeBi to "govern" you know)

Opinion | Will Donald Trump Get Away With Inciting an Insurrection? - The New York Times
Thompson says Jan. 6 committee focused on Trumps hours of silence during attack, weighing criminal referrals ... A criminal referral against a former president would be historic and would ratchet up the political tensions that continue to swirl over the congressional inquiry into the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812 as Trump considers running again for president.
Each day, these utterly deranged stream of consciousness rants get more delusional, demented and TOTALLY divorced from any remote form of reality. This is a very unstable, unwell person. After this latest lunacy below, the 1/6 Committee should subpoena him and meet his challenge:
Jan. 6 investigation: Trump asks Supreme Court to keep records from House select committee investigating Capitol attack - The Washington Post
The Obscure Charge Jan. 6 Investigators Are Looking at for Donald Trump Prosecutors have hit 240 insurrectionists with the rare charge of obstructing an official congressional proceeding. The Jan. 6 Committee might be looking at that charge for Trump.
Jan. 6 committee zeroes in on GOP congressmen : politics
Jim Jordan says he has 'real concerns' with Jan. 6 panel after sit-down request ... My cat has real concerns about the investigation into who tore open the dry food bag ... It was a scratch, not a tear, and the cat was just a tourist in the dry food bag area. Maybe there were dog infiltrators pretending to be cats.
How Jim Jordan could wind up getting arrested by Congress | If the Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas to Trump allies in Congress, things could get weird : politics
There Will Be No Law or Substance Behind Jim Jordan's Defense, But It Will Be a Show : The January 6 committee has asked to speak with the jacketless congressman ... I predict you will hear assertions of privilege that would have astounded John Marshall, and raving paranoia about deep-state machinations that will sound like Philip K. Dick rewritten by Sean Hannity.
What Jim Jordan knows about Trumps coup attempt and what he may cover up

Capitol rioters hit with severe sentences and sharp reprimands from judges : news
Judge Denies Michael Flynn's Attempt To Block Subpoena For Phone Records In Jan. 6 Probe
Trumpland has a new favorite conspiracy theory about the Jan. 6 insurrection - The Washington Post The tactic being used here is to suggest that the lack of an arrest is evidence that the FBI doesnt want the individual to be found, or, more nefariously, that it knows who he is because the Bureau was somehow involved in the incident.
The Path to Real Accountability: The Timetable and Track Record of the Jan. 6 Select Committee : politics
Joy Reid: Many who mock the Jan. 6 committee actively plotted with Trumps White House

Trump Fraud Inquiry Wont Be Resolved When Vance's Term Ends Next Week - After leading a three-year investigation into the former president, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., will hand it to his successor. (slow-crawled the "investigation")

Trump's newest business partner: A Chinese firm with a history of SEC investigations : Shanghai-based Arc Capital, an investment firm that has been the target of probes by securities regulators, is at the center of the deal to take Trump s media venture public.

Bidens Interior Dept. Reverses Trumps Attempt to Strip Mashpee Wampanoag Lands of Reservation Status

The clear and present danger of Trumps enduring Big Lie
Republicans are trying to pin the Big Lie on Stacey Abrams

Eschaton: The People Who Should Know Better The way our national media operates, the standard way a dumb story becomes a thing, is that the right wing kicks a soccer ball and the 8-year-olds that are our political press all chase after it, often leaving the goal uncovered. Back before twitter killed Drudge, it was so easy for them. A dozen years or more of "top story on drudge at 1, on CNN by 4, in the New York Times by evening."
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "" / Twitter - "people worried'

Sanders Urges Biden to Demand DeJoy's Resignation Over Postal Service "Sabotage" -- By any objective measure, Louis DeJoy, a top campaign contributor of Donald Trump, has been, by far and away, the worst postmaster general in the modern history of America

House experience isnt necessarily the best way to get traction across the Capitol anymore as Herschel Walker and Mehmet Oz are proving.
Walkers financial disclosure give us a peek into a sports icons wealth

Rep. Madison Cawthorn Announces Divorce From Wife 8 Months After Wedding
So, it turns out it was just his wife making him sexless all along?? : PoliticalHumor
99 seems high but I get it : PoliticalHumor
It's called Karma, and it's pronounced...haha FUCK YOU

U.S. Rep Mary Gay Scanlon carjacked in South Philly, multiple people in custody her vehicle and possessions are gone
Five arrested in connection with carjacking of House Democrat | TheHill
Illinois State Senator Carjacked in Suburban Broadview

Some school librarians fed up with book bans are organizing and fighting back : politics
US conservative parents push for book bans and unintentionally make reading cool again

It Seems Bad That There Are Klansmen in Law Enforcement : An undercover FBI operative infiltrated the Klan to discover they're doing their own infiltrating.

Massive pileup involving 100 vehicles closes I-94 in Jackson County : news

Several people injured after fire at ExxonMobil oil refinery in Texas : worldnews

Legalize It, Already! Biden needs to ditch his old-fashioned ideas about marijuana and realize that legalization is a winning bipartisan issuesomething he desperately needs n 2022.
Legal marijuana must bring true equity : politics
Is America ready for legal weed? : politics

u/Adventurer907505307 breaks down what we should prioritize in life : bestof

u/BonFoxs epic rant on the importance of education and how a society kneecaps itself by not fully and effectively investing in it (refucks hate education)

/u/MoonBatsRule explains how the introduction of new states was always about accumulating power in the senate and how that hurts us as a nation : bestof

A UPS driver left a kind message for a family. They put it on Instagram, and strangers showered the drivers baby with gifts.

Redneck boomer tries to steal from a guy, gets caught on tape and then gets humiliated in front of his wife and the Internet. : videos

North Carolina police chief placed on unpaid leave for telling officers about to obtain Covid-19 vaccination cards without getting the shots
Right-Wing Hypocrisy?! Didnt even know that was possible!

Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd : news

Jury finds officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright guilty of manslaughter - The Washington Post The verdict came after about 27 hours of deliberation.
Kim Potter, ex-Minnesota officer, found guilty of manslaughter in death of Daunte Wright : news

Former Boston College student pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her boyfriend - The Boston Globe

Florida man claims bags of cocaine, meth found wrapped around penis arent his

'The Matrix Resurrections' makes more room for trans identity in corporate Hollywood

Joan Didion, New JournalistWho Explored Culture and Chaos, Dies at 87
Joan Didion - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Didion also deserves enormous credit for being the first prominent writer to raise serious questions about the guilt of the Central Park Five, who by the way Donald Trump still wants to execute

LGM Film Club, Part 235: Vertigo - Lawyers, Guns & Money

When Did We All Stop Smiling in Photos? | Allure

A history of disruption, from fringe ideas to social change | Aeon Essays | How disruptions happen : Major disruptions in world history follow a clear pattern. What can upheavals of the past tell us about our own future?

Study: Watching a lecture twice at double speed can benefit learning better than watching it once at normal speed. The results offer some guidance for students at US universities considering the optimal revision strategy. : science

Researchers at USC reviewed data from several clinical trials. They reported that patients receiving either whole-plant cannabis containing THC or plant-derived medicines containing both THC and CBD reported more improvements in pain intensity compared to those receiving synthetic cannabinoids. : science

Researchers reviewed over 80 studies involving ketamine and concluded that it could be useful for more than just depression. One big finding is that it quickly alleviates suicidal thoughts. : science
Ketamine therapy swiftly reduces depression and suicidal thoughts : science

Psilocybin Microdosing had no effect on stress or depression in a preregistered, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Study also did not find any evidence that psilocybin makes it easier to identify happy facial expressions as opposed to angry, fearful and sad ones (as previous studies found). : science

TIL that smoking dead scorpions to get high is a practice in certain regions of Pakistan, with most users mixing dried dead scorpions with either tobacco or hash, and that the high lasts for almost 10 hours. : todayilearned

A microbe that uses crude oil to make methane. A microorganism that dwells in an underground oil reservoir has been found to degrade various petroleum compounds and use them to produce methane through a previously unreported biochemical pathway. : science

Microfossil data reveals Early Bronze Age and Late Bronze Age Societal Collapse Events coincided with intervals of increased environmental aridity on Cyprus, providing further context to an old debate- did Climate Change cause the catastrophic fall of Bronze Age civilization in the Mediterranean? : science

Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes the 'dark genome' have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Analysis of Microplastics in Human Feces Reveals a Correlation between Fecal Microplastics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Status : science

Children who engage the most with princess culture report more egalitarian attitudes about gender roles, lower adherence to hyper-masculine norms, and better body esteem five years later. : science

What is the scariest/most disturbing historical fact? : AskReddit

What are some unwritten rules of Boston? : boston

People in long term relationships, whats the weirdest/most vulnerable thing you and your partner have done?

What is a dark secret that you have ? : AskReddit

Best of r/IAmA 2021 : IAmA

SEC blocks Apples bid to stop shareholders from addressing forced labor

2021 was the year the world finally turned on Facebook | Ars Technica Can a name change save the companys tarnished reputation?


Solar storm warning: Earth on high alert as two big flares set to be ejected from Sun

Launch of NASAs new space telescope delayed until Christmas Day

Were Heading Toward a Very American Climate Tragedy (bc stupid)
The Most Disgusting Symptom of Climate Change: Sea Snot - The Atlantic

Government of Canada moving forward with banning single-use plastics : worldnews
Taiwan will ban the use of foamed plastic cups such as those made of polystyrene starting July 1, 2022, in a move to cut the waste of single-use plastic containers, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced Wednesday (Dec. 22). : worldnews

Italy bans fur farming in landmark vote : worldnews

More cell-cultured chicken products approved for sale in Singapore : worldnews

More than 250 charges issued over koala deaths near Victorian beauty spot : worldnews

A world first: Devon calls victory in 27-year war on termites

A lost eagle from Asia has been traveling around North America since 2020 : NPR : news ... Steller's Sea Eagle on Taunton River

MA COVID-19 Data 12/22/21 : CoronavirusMa
Dec 22 960,973 total cases (7,817 new), 19,525 total deaths (33 new), 7.02% positivity rate
MA COVID-19 Data 12/22/21 : boston
Mass. reports 7,817 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest total reported in a single day

Massachusetts 19th most boosted state : CoronavirusMa
Most new COVID cases in Mass. & R.I. are among children. Why?

PCR or rapid antigen? Heres how to use COVID tests to gather safely for the holidays

These charts show where COVID-19 cases are surging in the US - The Boston Globe

US Army Creates Single Vaccine Effective Against All COVID, SARS Variants : worldnews
Pfizers Covid-19 Pill Authorized in U.S. It is the first authorization of a drug that newly infected people can easily take at home to stay out of the hospital

New omicron update from Katelyn Jetelina : CoronavirusMa
Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility : worldnews
Omicron, Global Cases and Booster News: Covid-19 Live Updates - The New York Times - Omicron Cases Appear Less Severe, 2 U.K. Studies Say
More evidence that Omicron produces milder infections than previous strains - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Big Omicron Unknown: Is It Milder? - The Atlantic The mystery of the moment is very hard to solve.
Omicron Will Surge Despite Biden's New Plan, Scientists Say : Public health experts fear that the highly contagious variant cannot be stopped without harsh measures that the public will no longer tolerate.
Omicron Is the Beginning of the End - The Atlantic No matter the severity of the variant, the appetite for shutdowns or other large-scale social interventions simply isnt there.
Early assessment of the clinical severity of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in South Africa | medRxiv Conclusion Early analyses suggest a reduced risk of hospitalisation among SGTF-infected individuals when compared to non-SGTF infected individuals in the same time period, and a reduced risk of severe disease when compared to earlier Delta-infected individuals. Some of this reducton is likely a result of high population immunity.
Omicron Severity New Study Shows Hospitalization Rate 80% Lower Than Delta - Bloomberg

Michigan diner owner who defied state shutdown dies of COVID-19 : news
Michigan diner owner who defied state shutdown dies of COVID-19 : HermanCainAward (wife has stage 4 colon cancer, he took up a bed for 3 months)

She hated Biden and immigrants, and believed that vaccines kills more people than COVID. She died 2 weeks after being infected. Her pissed off son explains that she refused vaccination and took ivermectin, which of course failed to save her life. : HermanCainAward
Why the handwringing about r/HermanCainAward is wrong-headed: a personal opinion : HermanCainAward ... You will not force me to show you deference in death after you considered my life disposable while you still lived ... Oddly enough the people who have problems with this sub are also the ones that have no issues whatsoever with FOX News marching 1000s straight to their graves with their dis/misinformation.
Had to go to the hospital yesterday and deal with covidiots : HermanCainAward
Former chemistry teacher that didnt understand science. Let that sink in.

Stupid Covid Conspiracy Theories - Lawyers, Guns & Money Anyway, one of the stupidest conspiracy theories around Covid has been the lab leak theory, which Lindsay Beyerstein eviscerates in a New Republic hate review of a bad new book promoting this garbage.
This Terrible Book Shows Why the Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory Wont DieNew research has undermined many of the narratives in Alina Chan and Matt Ridleys book, "Viral" But theres always an idea around the corner.

Londons New Years Eve celebrations cancelled amid Omicron surge in the capital

At least 180 infected in COVID cluster case at US Marines base in Okinawa : worldnews

10% of People on Miami-Israel Flight Had COVID-19, Despite Test Rule : worldnews

China orders 13 million Xian residents to stay home over COVID-19 outbreak: Officials
Chinese border city to Vietnam taking no chances as it shuts down over one mild Covid-19 case : worldnews

Japan executes three death row prisoners in first hangings since 2019 : worldnews
New submarine cable to link Japan, Europe, through famed Northwest Passage : worldnews

Tiananmen Massacre monument in the University of Hong Kong, right before its dismantled
Ex-member of Tiananmen Massacre vigil group jailed after refusing to cooperate with national security police data request : worldnews
Woman horrified after finding Chinese prisoners ID card in lining of 50 lb coat
China will suspend work with Alibaba Cloud as a cybersecurity threat intelligence partner for not reporting Apache Log4j flaw to government first : worldnews
China's government responds after Trump says it destroyed the world with COVID, Xi is a 'killer' ... "But I had a great relationship with him"
Muslim organisations condemn OIC over China Uyghur genocide

Russia Allows Police to Search Homes, Cars Without Warrants : worldnews
Russia Formally Withdraws from Open Skies Treaty : worldnews ... Donald Trump never met a successful international agreement he didn't want to fuck over in some dumbass attempt to put his own stamp on for better or for worse (always worse)
Russia Introduces Regulations To Expedite Mass Burials Of Those Killed During Military Conflicts : worldnews

Arrests, Beatings and Secret Prayers: Inside the Persecution of India's Christians

Sri Lanka plans to pay off Iran oil debt with tea : worldnews (Iran drinks a lot of tea)

Taliban accidentally wires money to Tajikistan-based opposition. : worldnews

French army kills key IS group suspect in 2020 murders of Niger aid workers : worldnews

Egypt supports Cyprus against Turkey : worldnews
Egypts $23BN new Suez Canal on Rails

Madagascars police chief swims 12 hours to shore after helicopter crash

UAE Placed Pegasus Spyware on Phone of Jamal Khashoggis Wife Before his Murder, Washington Post Reports (sick story, she should have thrown away the phone after they fucked with it)

Attacker killed in attempted car ramming of IDF soldiers : worldnews

Putin says Russia has nowhere to retreat over Ukraine ... hit me right in the hand, with her face
Putin warns of possible military response over aggressive Nato ... Putin is just replicating Hitlers moves by using the pretext of a threat to invade and then claim they did it for their own defense.
Russia claims US mercenaries plan chemical attack in Ukraine : worldnews
Putin threatens retaliatory military-technical measures as standoff with U.S. and NATO over Ukraine escalates
Russian Foreign minister Lavrov urges NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to resign : worldnews

China threatens to sweep Lithuania into garbage bin of history, mulls sanctions

Greek Jewish archives stolen by Nazis returned after nearly 80 years : worldnews

Scholz tells Xi he wants to deepen economic ties with China
Germany eases access to abortions in telemedicine pilot project: Germany has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors who will perform abortions. Now, a telemedicine pilot project wants to help women enact their right to reproductive self-determination : worldnews
Germany moves to scrap Nazi-era ban on doctors advertising that they provide abortion services

Austrias parliament legalizes assisted suicide

Brigitte Macron to sue over false claims she was born male - BBC News

Spain police thwart raffle of Christmas hamper stuffed with drugs : worldnews

Channel migrant crossings to UK more than triple in 2021 : worldnews
It was once home to literary and artistic greats including Oscar Wilde, but now Tite Street in west London has a new claim to fame after Halifax named it the most expensive street in England and Wales, with an average house price of 28.9m.
UK: Barrister who sued after colleague asked him to stop farting loses case : worldnews

"I'm Back" says Lula, vowing a broad alliance ahead of Brazil election ... remember when Obama created the fake "car wash" scandal to get rid of "socialist" Lula?

Legal Cannabis Outsells Ontario Illicit Market for First Time | Ontario has been struggling with the legal market competing with the illicit market, but finally, legal sales have pulled ahead. : worldnews (California responds by raising taxes, MA considers options)

The Ongoing Transformation of the Aircraft Carrier - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Biden lays out new efforts against omicron in address to nation - ABC News The president also delivered a stark warning for those unvaccinated this winter.
Omicron is spreading. Biden needs to give airline travelers a vaccine mandate, already : politics
Feinstein, Beyer, Swalwell, Torres to Biden Administration: Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Negative Test for Domestic Air Travel : politics
U.S. Surgeon General decries Fox News commentator urging conservatives to 'ambush' Dr. Fauci
On WNYCs On The Media, Media Matters Angelo Carusone explains how Fox's COVID-19 misinformation changed the relationship with the rest of news media
How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID As Omicron surges, a shadowy institute filled with fringe doctors appears to be part of big businesstwo-year strategy to legitimize attacks on pandemic interventions.

White House Reverses Course on At-Home COVID Tests Its amazing what you can do when you just govern.
Trumps COVID response was even worse than we thought
I just cant Dr. Deborah Birx privately blasted the Trump White House's COVID strategy while publicly giving it 'cover' emails show ... She was the Colin Powell of 2020a once highly respected expert who threw their golden reputation away for a terrible president who didnt deserve their loyalty. (the young don't know POwell's history)

We Can Do It Again: Citing Covid-19 Test Reversal, AOC Calls On Biden to #CancelStudentDebt (wft is wrong with him?)

Polls Show Democrats Heading for Midterm Defeat as Voters Question Bidens Priorities
ObamaCare open enrollment hits record numbers : politics
Joe Biden was elected to be competent, compromising, and stoic. But his staggeringno, seriously, staggeringunpopularity among younger voters suggests that the Democratic establishment really doesnt have an earthly idea about what matters to their kids.

America is closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe, CIA adviser says
Rumors of war - Lawyers, Guns & Money A new book by a political scientist who advises the CIA on threats to democracy and risks of civil war in other countries argues that the United States no longer qualifies as a legitimate democracy, and the the threat of another civil war in the USA is now significant:

Pelosi said its fine for lawmakers to trade stocks. Shes wrong. (everyone has insider information, the dino-bitch said)

His ideas made some people mad - Lawyers, Guns & Money Turns out the best way to fight poverty and grow the economy is to just give people lots of money: ... Can't keep doing this kind of thing though because it would give Joe Manchin and the Old Confederacy* a sad. *Dibs on alt-country band name.

America is now in fascisms legal phase ... 45 states have considered 230 bills criminalizing protest, with the threat of violent leftist and Black rebellion being used to justify them ... this is happening at the same time that multiple electoral bills enabling a Republican state legislature majority to overturn their states election have been enacted suggests that the true aim of bills criminalizing protest is to have a response in place to expected protests against the stealing of a future election (and Black "rebellion" haha)
Stop calling the GOP fascists hypocrites: No one cares, and they have no shame

She just sit there as the night grows still - Lawyers, Guns & Money As Linda Greenhouse observes, the elections of 2014, 2016 and 2018 turned the Supreme Court into a Republican weapon that will be detonating for decades:

Kyle Cheney on Twitter: "Greene has agreed to a cooperation deal with the government." / Twitter
Ex-Trump adviser Flynn sues Jan 6 House committee to block release of phone records : politics
Michael Flynn loses his legal challenge to the House January 6 probe, one day after filing it : politics

House Jan. 6 probe seeks information from Rep. Jim Jordan about his contact with Trump : politics

Schumer vows a floor vote on Bidens $1.7T megabill next month
McConnell says he thinks Manchin would be more comfortable in GOP ("we don't care if you're a lying crook" Mitch said)
Corporate Donors Gave to Manchin Before Announcement He Wouldnt Support Build Back Better: Report
Sen. Joe Manchins PAC received a spike in corporate donations in the months leading up to his opposition of the $2 trillion Build Back Better plan
Joe Manchin Is Faking His Fears of Inflation : politics
Biden doesnt need Manchin: 5 executive actions he can take right now to build back better
Were Progressives Right About Joe Manchin? | Washington Monthly They knew he was trouble, but they also nursed a bizarre faith that he could be cajoled into supporting Build Back Better.

Inside the nonstop pressure campaign by Trump allies to get election officials to revisit the 2020 vote - The Washington Post

Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program : politics

Madison Cawthorn under fire for calling on fellow conservatives to drop out of college like him : politics

Playing Indian - Lawyers, Guns & Money The Native American population in the U.S. grew by a staggering 86.5% between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest U.S. Census a rate demographers say is impossible to achieve without immigration.

The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests - The New York Times Federal agents infiltrated Portlands unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.

People Got Sick at a Conspiracy Conference. Theyre Sure It's Anthrax. - The fact that the conference was likely a COVID outbreak and superspreader event has been almost entirely ignored ... The conference, run by Tulsa businessman Clay Clark, was headlined by figures like disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump adviser Roger Stone, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, also spoke at the event.

Trump just crossed a red line for his evangelical and Jewish fans - U.S. News - Trumps obscenities and antisemitic tropes dont bother his Jewish fans. But a recent quote has stunned his pro-Israel base, evangelicals and Jews, to the core and could complicate his chances for a second term

He wore a wire, risked his life to expose who was in the KKK | AP News

Have I Hit Bottom? : Michael Avenatti and the Fall of a Trump-Era Antihero : The man once seen as a leader of the Trump resistance is now fighting prison and historical obscurity.

Lewd Texts & Secret Missions: Inside Billionaire Michael Goguens Wild Life

James Franco Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says He Has a Sex Addiction : television
James Franco Reveals Sex Addiction, Addresses Sexual Misconduct Franco also continued to dismiss the accusations of sexually exploitive behavior put forth in a 2019 lawsuit from two former students of his now-defunct acting school.

Opinion | The Rise of Eric Adams and Black New York - The New York Times

Furious Customers Are Suing Hertz for $529.7 Million. Heres theLesson Every CEO Should Learn ... (don't be a fucking asshole) ... Most of these customers were stopped by police, and sometimes arrested, for driving Hertz cars that they had legally rented ... for years Hertz has falsely reported that its cars were stolen as part of its regular business practice,ensnaring its customers in accusations of car theft, throwing them in jail on felony charges, prosecuting them, burdening them with criminal records that impact their livelihoods, and separating them from their family and loved ones ...

Calif. woman finds hidden bedroom camera in smoke detector | CTV News

Charles Lieber: Harvard professor guilty of hiding ties to Chinese programme : worldnews (Harvard will Harvard)

Force of Evil
Is maternal deprivation the root of all evil? - PsycNET
The Evil Spirit that Terrorized a Medieval Village -
The Medieval Walking Dead -

N.R.A. Chief Wayne LaPierre's Misleading Testimony About Free Yacht Trips in the Bahamas - Documents and accounts of former staffers, which raise questions about LaPierre's statements, could strengthen the New York attorney generals lawsuit to dissolve the gun-rights group.

The History Of The Trash Can (and All Its Dirty Secrets) | by Trashcans Unlimited | Medium

Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg : worldnews

People who work out regularly and are aerobically fit tend to guzzle a surprising amount of alcohol. The studywhich involved more than 40,000 American adultsfinds that active, physically fit men and women are more than twice as likely to be moderate or heavy drinkers as people who are out of shape

eli5 why inflation has increased over the past two decades whilst wages have remained the same? Wouldnt this lead to a reduction of consumers in the market?

What was your scariest somethings not right moment?

[Serious] [NSFW] What's something that a friend/classmate did in high school that was seen as funny at the time, but you now realise was actually not ok? : AskReddit

What feels like a cult, and is most definitely a cult? : AskReddit

What are some truths some parents refuse to accept? : AskReddit

First poster for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Its not a Cat

Algorithmic amplification of politics on Twitter | PNAS

Mark Zuckerberg Is TNRs 2021 Scoundrel of the YearThe nitwit founder of Facebook has created the worst, most damaging website in the world. And were just supposed to accept it.


First coral IVF babies on Great Barrier Reef have produced next generation : worldnews

Monarch butterfly numbers at Mexicos largestsanctuary are up about thirty percent compared to recent years

12/21/2021: 5,531 new cases, 58 new deaths, 6.45% positivity rate : CoronavirusMa

Mass. reports 13,919 new breakthrough cases, raising total to 2.3 percent of fully vaccinated people - The Boston Globe

These 5 charts show how fast Omicron is spreading - The Boston Globe

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Early Omicron Update | KFF ... a large majority of unvaccinated adults (87%) saying the news about the omicron variant does not make them more likely to get vaccinated ... When unvaccinated adults are asked what would convince them to get a COVID-19 vaccine, half say nothing could convince them.
Some good news on Omicron? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Omicron surpassed Delta last Friday; CDC reports Omicron accounts for 73 percent of U.S. cases

Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility : worldnews

WHO urges holiday caution: An event canceled is better than a life canceled (anti-vax refucks cancel themselves)
Ryanair Boss Calls for Ban on Idiot Anti-Vaxxers from FlyingIf youre not vaccinated, you shouldnt be allowed in the hospital, you shouldnt be allowed to fly, you shouldnt be allowed on the LondonUnderground, and you shouldnt be allowed in the local supermarket or your pharmacy either

Israel logs over 1,000 COVID cases for second straight day : worldnews

Japan tries to solve the riddle of its dramatic drop in COVID cases : worldnews (open windows, desk fans)

375 dead, 56 missing after typhoon slams Philippines : worldnews

Japan to shoulder more cost of hosting U.S. military forces : worldnews
Tokyos Musashino rejects proposal to let foreign residents vote
McDonald's forced to ration customers fries as supply shortage hits Japan

US ex-priest jailed in East Timor for child sex abuse A missionary, Richard Daschbach is sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing orphaned and vulnerable girls younger than 14, filming child pornographic videos and for domestic violence

New Zealand joins Five Eyes partners in expressing grave concern after Hong Kong election, sends message to China
China powers up fourth-generation nuclear reactor in steady zero-carbon push : worldnews
China slapped unprecedented $210 million fine on top livestreamer for tax evasion, stepping up President Xi Jinpings crackdown on online influencers who have grown wildly popular in recent years. Huang Wei ordered to pay 1.34 billion yuan in back taxes, late fees and fines.
Amazon agreed to allow only five-star reviews for Xis book in China
Scientists unearth oldest Buddha statues ever found in China : worldnews ... Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Vairocana, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi.

Putin blames West for tensions since end of Cold War, saying it had incorrectly assessed the outcome of the Cold War. : worldnews
Russian Lawmakers Seek to Recognize Soviet Fall as Greatest 20th Century Catastrophe
The Fallen Mercenaries in Russias Dark Army ... Wagner Group, Russias notorious private military company

India deploys first S-400 air defence system in Punjab sector, to take care of aerial threats from both China, Pakistan : worldnews
India to move to 4 day work week (without reductions in hours) by FY 2022-23 : worldnews

Turkish lira rockets after Erdogans promise to protect deposits (from the Sharia law he loves and tanked the economy over)
Lira crashes to new low of 20 vs euro after Erdogan comments : worldnews

Saudi court sentences Yemeni man to 15 years in prison for promoting "apostasy, unbelief and atheism" ... We are a peaceful religion. If you don't believe in our superstition, we will kill you

Qatar seizes un-Islamic children's toys with rainbow patterns similar to LGBT (considers banned "sky" "rain" and "sun") ... So far roughly 7000 migrant workers have died. To put that into perspective, Brazil, which has a shocking human rights record, recorded 8 deaths during the construction of their World Cup.

Court orders Dubai ruler to pay ex-wife $728m -- one of the UKs largest ever divorce settlements (her ex is a homocidal maniac with infinite money)

A UAE agency put Pegasus spyware on phone of Jamal Khashoggis wife months before his murder, new forensics show

Israeli apartheid top human rights issue of 2021 -- HRW -- persecution and discrimination against Palestinian nationals in the West Bank and Gaza, which HRW says are illegally occupiedby the State of Israel.
Top Israeli-Arab Knesset Member: Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so : worldnews
Israel said to arrest over 100 Hamas members in Hebron area in major sweep : worldnews
Israel was involved in Soleimani assassination, confirms ex-IDF intel chief : worldnews
Israeli startups raise record $25.4 billion in first 11 months of 2021 : worldnews

U.S. and Britain Help Ukraine Prepare for Potential Russian Cyberassault : worldnews
Russia's Putin warns West of counter measures over Ukraine threats : worldnews (you are not allowed to defend yourself from me, he screamed)
Russia promises military response to any further NATO expansion
No Walkover: Ukraine Could Extract High Price For Any Russian Attack : worldnews
European gas prices hit record as Russian flows via Yamal reverse : worldnews

Amnesty International accused Belarus and EU member Poland of subjecting migrants to "brutal violence" as they sought entry to European Union. Organization said it collected testimonies from 72 affected Iraqi, Syrian and Sudanese nationals who described being pepper-sprayed and beaten with batons.

Lavrov Says Georgia Is Dragged Into NATO Against Its Will : worldnews ... 77% of Georgians support joining NATO

Special schools for Roma children were illegal, court rules : worldnews - Historic decision in favour of Roma children educated in Slovakia's special school system.

Pope calls for spending on education instead of weapons : worldnews (military-industrial-death complex laughs)

Police in France deal with hostage situation in Paris : worldnews

David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali pleads not guilty to murder of Conservative MP and preparing acts of terrorism : worldnews

Grieving family members blocked a major road in Guatemala with the coffins of victims of a weekend massacre by a rival group to draw attention to violence plaguing their indigenous community. Thirteen people, including four children were killed in the attack near the Mexican border : worldnews

Satellite imagery has revealed a new series of roads in the Colombian Amazon cutting through national parks and an Indigenous reserve : worldnews

UK Supreme Court denies Maduro claim to Venezuelan gold : worldnews

Chiles President-elect Boric will withdraw accusations raised in name of State Security Law against citizens detained as result of social protests that began in November 2019.Justice will be served. There are many people who still do not have a trial in progress said Senator Giorgio Jackson.

As Americans become more polarized politically, Canadians are converging toward the centre, poll finds : worldnews

Maxwell trial: Flight logs show Trump flew on Lolita Express with Eric, Tiffany and Clinton

China says Donald Trump "first to blame" for COVID devastation: China says Donald Trump is trying to "shift blame" for his administration's poor pandemic response, after the former president said Beijing "has to pay" for COVID-19. : worldnews

US Airstrikes Yield Huge Number of Civilian Casualties: Report The American Drone War Is My Lai on Repeat : This New York Times report calls for a public statement from a certain former president. No, not that one*. The guy before him

Pentagon stops short of banning military membership in extremist groups : worldnews

Biden administration to make 500 million at-home Covid tests available for free : politics
Newly released emails show Dr. Deborah Birx knew how poorly the Trump Admin was handling COVID but stayed silent the entirety of her tenure. : HermanCainAward

Enormous: Sercrt Service reveals scope of Covid-19 fraud (
Criminals have stolen nearly $100 billion in Covid relief funds, Secret Service says : politics

Biden Approval Hits Historic Low, Poll Says : politics

Joe Biden must use his presidential powers to deliver on his promises : politics
Biden administration considers extending payment pause for student loan borrowers : politics ("considers" ... "extending")

Pelosi faces pushback over stock trade defense : politics undefined

Build Back Better is the latest victim of Americas anti-democratic Senate: Democratic senators represent 43 million more people than their Republican counterparts.

The Democratic Agenda Dies of Delusions : How the White House Lost Joe Manchin

AOC Warned About Manchins Betrayal. Democratic Leaders Chose to Ridicule Her
Joe Manchin is costing the US economy $60 billion by tanking Build Back Better, Goldman Sachs says : politics
Joe Manchin Says He Killed Build Back Better Because White House Staffers Were Mean Joe Manchin Reports That White House Staffers Were Mean to Him - The senator hopped on a safe-space radio show to explain his torpedoing of Build Back Better.
Joe Manchin's devotion to Clinton-era bullshit likely to end agenda overwhelmingly supported by all other wings of the party - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Angry progressives dont want to talk about scaling back their ambitions to bring back to life some of what Joe Manchin killed
Coal miners union urges Manchin to reconsider opposition to Biden plan
Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says : politics
Bette Midler says Manchin wants US to be like West Virginia:Poor, illiterate and strung out ... the Democrats are expected to have standards, and the GOP is expected to be a clown car of hooting dickholes
Manchin Says Dems Tried to Badger and Beat Him to Back Social Bill
Democrats set to play hardball with Manchin : politics

Net neutrality is poised for a comeback as Biden tries to get last FCC commissioner confirmed : politics

The Line From Fox News to Trumps Big Lie Is Short and Direct

The January 6 committee is toying with asking the DOJ to prosecute Trump for obstruction of Congress : politics ... Attorney General Merrick Garland is still ruminating about the various straight forward contempt charges, the former official added. He doesn't have the appetite to indict a former president ...
Merrick Garland Needs to Speak Up - Lawfare

Crisis of Command: The Pentagon, The President, and January 6
Man gets 46 months on U.S. Capitol riot charges, among the longest sentences yet : politics
Steve Bannon Is Sabotaging the Jan. 6 Probe : politics
Federal judge rules against Oath Keepers, upholding felony count : politics
Rep. Scott Perry says he won't comply with January 6 committee's request for information: This entity is illegitimate
Gina. Rosanne. Guy. What do you do the day after you storm the Capitol?
Trump allies are helping Overstock founder Patrick Byrne run a group that pushes false election claims : politics

Hot and Cold Running John Durham Conspiracy Conspiracies - emptywheel But Durhams effort to implicate the Hillary campaign in Danchenkos actions is more of a stretch, going through Charles Dolan and entailing treating Hillary as a more dangerous adversary than Russian intelligence.

Wyoming Fashions Itself as Tax Haven for World's Rich: Report Remember when the go-to reference when you were making a joke about financial finagling was the Caymans?

Bill OReilly: I Had to Console Trump After MAGA Fans Booed Him for Getting Vaccine Booster
Fauci Wants Fox Host Fired on the Spot for Urging Fans to Ambush Him With Kill Shot
Paul Gosar tells vaccine skeptics stay the course, despite reports hes had COVID shot
Marjorie Taylor Greene falsely claims New York passed bill to forcibly vaccinate people : politics
Peter Thiel lickspittle promotes another conspiracy theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money (JD Hill Billy Idiot Vance says Biden setting up vaccine concentration camps! send money now!_
The rube-runners and the rubes - Lawyers, Guns & Money Americas most influential source of the anti-vaxx propaganda that is avoidably killing unfathomable numbers of people has internal policies that dont reflect the demagoguery of ts bingo callers:
America Gone Mad - Lawyers, Guns & Money
natural immunity to bullshit. : PoliticalHumor

Lincoln County attempts to eliminate six of seven polling places

Wacky Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers longs for the return of McCarthyism. Her words

Kyle Rittenhouse speaking at Turning Point USA conference sends a dangerous message : politics

I Joined A Far-Right Group Of Moms. What I Witnessed Was Frightening. : politics

Sheriff, House member clash over ending Alabama gun permits : politics

Ex-FBI agent in Whitmer kidnap plot enters plea in case tied to wife's assault

Thomas Friedmans columns prompt a different kind of ethical question for the New York Times ... What Friedman hasnt divulged in any of his columns is that his family is a major financial supporter of Conservation International

Census data released Monday found New York state had the steepest annual population decline in the country between from July 2020 to July 2021, losing more than 1.5% of its people during that 12-month period.

Conservatives Dont Believe in a Right to Privacy, and That Includes Catholic BishopsPretty soon, this could jump from internal Church politics to the secular variety.

Mormon billionaire leaves faith, rebukes LGBTQ rights stance : news

US: Idaho man charged with cannibalism, thought eating victim would cure his brain (spoiler: it didn't)

Homeless man stands in front of stolen firetruck to end pursuit in Orange County : news

Why my child wanted me to share their nonbinary identity in our holiday card
My Penis, Myself I didnt need a penis to be a man. But I needed one to be me.

Crime reports paint a picture of violence radiating through Mass. and Cass - The Boston Globe

Harvard professor found guilty of lying about financial ties to Chinese university - The Boston Globe

How to lure employees back to the office? You cant. Not now. Not ever.

Study suggest that crows have some concept of the relative 'value' of different tool types. The research reveals that crows are more likely to store relatively complex and efficient foraging tools for future use than more basic tools. : science

ELI5: why do mirrors reverse left and right but not top and bottom? : explainlikeimfive

Consciousness in humans, animals and artificial intelligence. The new concept describes consciousness as a state that is tied to complex cognitive operations and not as a passive basic state that automatically prevails when we are awake.

An analysis of 10,000 political tweets, sent by 527 influencers (from 2019 to 2020) finds content in which emotions are more prevalent than argument quality is more likely to be shared than content in which argument quality is prevalent. : science

A longitudinal study has found that religion and spirituality are not important psychosocial factors in influencing body weight, finding no association between religious or spiritual coping, religious service attendance, obesity, and weight change. : science

What are women better at than men?

Eagle-eyed Redditor spots a flying Stealth Bomber on Google Maps : worldnews

MikeLeChat comments on Was it always this bad an interesting question because I think it reflects the general feeling of pessimism we see especially in the western democracies.

What do you wish more people realized? : AskReddit The tree remembers, the axe forgets.

/u/Pythism explains in amazing detail (with proof) of how cool illusion works : bestof

Robocalls More Than Doubled in 2021, Cost Victims $30B : technology


Scientists have found over recent decades the Himalayan glaciers have lost ice ten times more quickly over the last few decades than on average since the last major glacier expansion 400-700 years ago, a period known as the Little Ice Age. : science ... Roughly 1.5 billion people get their fresh water for drinking and agriculture from the Himalayan glaciers. Once they are gone we can expect vast geopolitical unrest in the affected areas.

Snow in Alexandria, Egypt. : pics

The US could reliably run on clean energy by 2050 : technology

Glencores proposed $1.5bn coalmine site home to over a dozen threatened species, government told

News that the worlds first commercial octopus farm is closer to becoming reality has been met with dismay by scientists and conservationists. They argue such intelligent "sentient" creatures - considered able to feel pain and emotions - should never be commercially reared for food.

Meat production linked to 75,000 premature deaths in China due to air pollution | Climate News : worldnews

Philippine death toll from Typhoon Rai climbs to 208. Many places are left without any water or power. And no help seems to be on the way : worldnews
Death Toll From Super Typhoon Rai Is Climbing, Philippine Officials Say : worldnews

Xi an reports hemorrhagic fever cases, but no need to panic as medical experts urge quick vaccinations

MA reports 13,717 new cases and 28 new deaths December 20 : CoronavirusMa
In first report since Friday, Mass. reports 13,717 confirmed cases and 28 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Are Vaccines Effective? Study of MA COVID Breakthrough Cases Says Yes - NBC Boston [no one under 30 years old dies from a COVID-19 infection if theyve been vaccinated, booster shots appear to provide far more protection against breakthrough cases than getting two shots]
COVID cases among fully vaccinated Individuals in Massachusetts
Nearly 97 percent of vaccinated residents in Mass. who caught COVID avoided hospitalization, death, public health officials say - The Boston Globe

Pfizer CEO says fourth Covid vaccine doses may be needed sooner than expected due to omicron : news
Pfizer CEO says fourth Covid vaccine doses may be needed sooner than expected due to omicron : worldnews
A 50-microgram dose increased antibodies by roughly 37-fold, and a full dose of 100 micrograms was even more powerful, the company said.

There's One City That Can Show Us Our Omicron Future

White House isnt messing around
These are not the responses I wanted!!!Entire crop of nominees-including several nurses and a medic-responds to Wendy Rogers & Jarrin Jackson on antivax/antimask/Covid hoax channel, stating I dont see too many pure bloods getting Covid anymore
Woman discovers its not the flu, loses husband and faces long odds herself

The Republican party is pro-COVID - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... One of the challenges of living in a society in which the political system is breaking down because its being hijacked by nihilistic authoritarians is that its very difficult to appreciate in real time just how bizarre things are getting.
Sarah Palin's anti-vax talk shows Republicans have become a death cult
Doug Erickson, by contracting COVID while he was in El Salvador profit-taking from the countrys right-wing dictatorship, truly died as he lived:
Left twitter very upset about Biden White House's insensitivity toward 3 year olds who read WH press releases - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Adults wearing masks may decrease Covid-19 outbreaks at schools and preschools, shows a new study. The researchers recommend obligatory mask wearing for adults working at schools and preschools to help prevent outbreaks. : science
The mask is off. So to speak. - Morning Shots Trump, DeSantis, and the anti-vax politics of boosters.
Seen here leaving his hometown for the first time ever : PoliticalHumor (lady-throng facemask lets go brandon dipshit)
Omicron Threatens Red America - The New York Times In many communities, most adults remain unvaccinated.
By Request: How the Delta Wave has ravaged Red America, month by month. | ACA Signups ... perhaps 50% more Republicans have died than Democrats
RED SHIFT: How Trumps attempt to let COVID-19 destroy Blue America reversed itself, animated
Rumors of age being a major confounding factor in county-level death rates have been greatly exaggerated ... Well, this didnt go over too well with a couple of people...specifically, Glenn Greenwald and some guy named Jeremy Beckham.
Shoutout from @DLeonhardt in this mornings @nytimes, thanks. #GetVaxxed #GetBoosted #MaskUp ... For what must be the first time in history, a political party has staked its electoral prospects on policies to kill off their strongest supporters. Welcome to 2022 ... Let them go to Jesus. Soon ... I've said for decades that we are just waiting for a certain demographic to die off to see real social progress. I just never thought theyd commit de facto suicide. Not that it breaks my heart ... then surely the right wing media and political (so called) leaders are acting like the Pied Piper and leading tens of thousands of Republican supporters to unnecessary deaths.

A mothers immune response to Covid can be a greater danger to the fetus than the virus itself ... babies of Covid-infected moms are 60 percent more likely to be born very prematurely, which increases the danger of infant mortality and long-term disabilities such as cerebral palsy, asthma and hearing loss, as well as a childs risk of adult disease, including depression, anxiety, heart disease and kidney disease.

QAnon cultists are now drinking bleach compound from communal bowl: Immediately evokes images of Jonestown

U.S. professional sports leagues call an audible as omicron infections climb : Coronavirus Updates : NPR : worldnews

EU regulator backs Novavax shot as regions fifth COVID-19 vaccine

New COVID measures and restrictions spark angry protests across Europe : worldnews

Israel bans travel to U.S. over omicron concerns : worldnews

48 people catch COVID-19 aboard Royal Caribbean cruise : worldnews

Davos World Economic Forum called off due to COVID. : worldnews

Tortured to death: Myanmar mass killings revealed : worldnews
The Myanmar military carried out a series of mass killings of civilians in July that resulted in the deaths of at least 40 men : worldnews

Human Rights Watch calls on Japan to suspend military exchange with Myanmar : worldnews

India and Taiwan holding talks on free-trade agreement, looking at setting up semiconductor hub. : worldnews

Hugely embarrassing: Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong election with record low turnout
Peng Shuai retracts sexual assault claims as fears over wellbeing persist : worldnews
Chinese influencer Viya fined 1.3 bln yuan for tax evasion : worldnews

Russia seeks urgent U.S. response on security demands : worldnews
Russia ready to fight for space tourism supremacy: After a decade-long hiatus, Russia is relaunching an ambitious bid for dominion over the worlds budding space tourism industry, jostling with zealous billionaires, the United States, and rising China.
Russian authorities have forced several news organizations to delete their coverage of a blacklisted outlets investigative reports on President Vladimir Putins alleged extramarital daughter and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrovs alleged second wife.
Russia Cuts Gas Supplies to Europe as Temperatures Drop - The Moscow Times : news

Azerbaijan releases Armenian prisoners of war after EU talks : worldnews

Afghanistan will become biggest man-made crisis if world fails to act, Pakistan PM Imran warns at OIC summit (chickens coming home)
Taliban facing grumbles over pay from rank-and-file troops as fighting for God is no longer enough : worldnews (Allah laughs)
Taliban govt resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul : worldnews
Hundreds queue for passports in bid to leave Afghanistan - Crowds brave sub-zero temperatues after Taliban announces it will resume issuing travel documents : worldnews
Along Afghanistanshighwayof death, the bombs are gone but suffering has deepened
After taking in Afghan commandos, the British military may try to build another elite special-operations force : worldnews

Hundreds of thousands march to Sudan presidential palace in protest against coup : worldnews

Iran Executes Kurdish Man Despite International Appeals, Rights Activists Say : worldnews
Fearing torture and possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team in Norway and ran for his life : worldnews

Emergency announced in Suez Canal as Ever Given container ship returns ... They are lubing up the canal as we speak ...

Hamas, Islamic Jihad say will increase terror attacks against Israel : worldnews (distraction from corruption)

Poll: Over half of Ukrainians will actively resist Russian invasion : worldnews
More than 600,000 Ukrainians left homeland in 2021 : worldnews

Poles took to the streets on Sunday to stage nationwide protests, with thousands rallying outside Polands presidential palace over a controversial media law that would force out U.S. broadcaster Discovery Inc.
Poles protest across the country to defend media freedom : worldnews

Bosnian Serb Parliament Votes To Advance Secessionist Bid : worldnews

Prosecutors start closing arguments in Dutch murder trial over downed MH17 flight | Reuters

Austrias parliament legalizes assisted suicide

Catholic Church in Spain faces major abuse investigation: 251 priests, at least 1,237 victims but could reach thousands, 31 religious orders of the countryssome 70 dioceses. The oldest case dates back to 1942 and the most recent to 2018. El Pais newspaper

Germany's far-right AfD feels shunned by opponents in the Bundestag : worldnews

Women executed 300 years ago as witches in Scotland set to receive pardons : worldnews
Most Britons think UK's Boris Johnson will not be PM by end of 2022 : worldnews ... That ludicrous pork Haybale will probably be removed from office before Easter 2022
Liz Truss replaces Lord Frost in post-Brexit talks : worldnews
UK mobile operators must now sell unlocked phones as standard : worldnews

UK Supreme Court to decide who owns Venezuelan gold at BoE : worldnews

Leftist millennial wins election as Chiles next president
This dude is the President Elect of Chile : pics

On Mexicos southern border, the latest migration surge is Haitian

Ghislaine Maxwell was Epsteinspartner in crime prosecutor says in closing argument
Maxwell case logs show how frequently Trump flew on Epstein jets; Bill Clinton, too ... The log also includes two previously undisclosed flights in February 1994 on which a passenger identified as Bobby Kennedy Jr., is listed, a previously undisclosed April 1994 flight with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and several previously undisclosed flights involving famed violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Harassment Of Navy Destroyers By Mysterious Drone Swarms Off California Went On For Weeks | A new trove of documents shows that the still unsolved incidents continued far longer than previously understood. : technology

Trumps Big Border Wall Is Now a Pile of Rusting Steel

Retired generals warn U.S. military deeply divided and future coup attempt possible : politics
Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024 : politics
US closer to civil war than most would like to believe, new book says
Beware the Looming Threat of Political Violence I promise you, you wont like where it ends.

Outgoing NIH director says Trump and other Republicans pressured him to endorse unproven Covid-19 remedies and to fire Fauci - Francis Collins: Outgoing NIH director says Trump and other Republicans pressured him to endorse unproven Covid-19 remedies and to fire Fauci - CNNPolitics ... Collins also said he fought back calls from Republicans for him to fire Fauci ... Can you imagine a circumstance where the director of the NIH, somebody who believes in science, would submit to political pressures and fire the greatest expert in infectious disease that the world has known, just to satisfy political concerns?
U.S. could see 1 million cases per day, warns departing NIH director Francis Collins : politics
Trump Administration Deliberately Tanked Covid Response for Political Purposes: Report : politics
UF researchers say they were pressured to destroy COVID-19 data in new report : politics

Biden s Economic Performance Has Proved Unbeatable - No first-year president going back to Carter comes close to matching the current White House occupant s No. 1 or No. 2 ranking in each of 10 key measures.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: We are beyond the time for something on voting rights to pass : politics
Abrams seeks national voting rights action before 2022 race : politics
Joe Manchin Dealt Mortal Blow to Voting Rights Legislation as He Killed Build Back Better : politics

The White Houses extraordinary, furious statement about Joe Manchin ... Hillbilly Scrooge McDuck
Goldman Sachs cuts US economic forecast after Joe Manchin rejects Build Back Better : politics
Progressives Demand Floor Vote to Spotlight Manchins 'Contempt' for His Constituents
White House says Manchin went back on his word : politics
How months of talks between Biden and Manchin over Build Back Better broke down - CNNPolitics (scammed again)
Schumer says Senate to vote on Biden plan despite Manchin objections : politics
Schumer Jabs Manchin for Tanking Social Bill in Fox News Interview : politics
Bernie Sanders Tells Joe Manchin He Will Pay for West Virginia Poll on Build Back Better : politics
Joe Manchin Betrays West Virginia : politics
Because Manchin Says He Cant, Experts Explain How Build Back Better Would Help West Virginians |The numerous ways that Build Back Better would benefit West Virginians, the future of clean and reliable energy, and the planet are easy to explain
Opinion: Should one millionaire senator really be able to send millions of children back into poverty? | There's a real human cost to Manchin's threat to kill the Build Back Better bill
Joe Manchin Privately Told Colleagues Parents Use Child Tax Credit Money On Drugs : politics
Joe Manchin Privately Told Colleagues Parents Use Child Tax Credit Money On Drugs | HuffPost Latest News
Manchins private offer to Biden included pre-k, climate money, Obamacare but excluded child benefit

Progressives biggest fear about the Build Back Better Act has come to pass ... in the end, the six House members in the Squad were the only ones within the Congressional Progressive Caucus who voted against it. At the time, they reiterated fears that passing the infrastructure bill first would give up any leverage they had to pressure moderate lawmakers like Manchin to consider the Build Back Better Act. (and stop with the "moderate" shit)
Eschaton: I Dunno If This Is Such A Good Idea The "two track" plan always sounded crazy, and certainly strongarming the progressives to vote for the other bill was extremely crazy, but "trust us" (or "trust them") voices were always very loud.
When we suggested this months ago, people were outraged, accused us of insulting peoples character, called us disruptive, etc. Capitol Hill is full of folks who convince themselves theyre 3 steps ahead by rationalizing to themselves why the obvious isnt true. A hustlers dream ... Manchin on WV radio saying he knew from the beginning he wouldnt support BBB, but let Democrats negotiate.

Adam Kinzinger Says Jan. 6 Committee Is Probing Whether Trump Committed A Crime : politics
Kinzinger says January 6 panel is investigating Trumps involvement in insurrection
Kinzinger says Jan. 6 panel examining whether Trump acted criminally : politics
Why Trump appears deeply unnerved as Capitol attack investigation closes in : politics ... The text messages Meadows received on his personal phone implicate Trumps eldest son, Don Jr, and Republican members of Congress. ... the part missing that they arent releasing is that they already have coms with the whole family. they are all fucked. they are just slowly releasing the chain of events so you can see one person leading to another up the chain but they already have every text call etc.
Adam Kinzinger Says GOP Lawmakers May Be Targeted in 1/6 Probe: There Are More Texts
Kinzinger on McCarthy: I dont think history books are going to be kind to him ... if the GQP gets it way, there will be no need for history books.
GOP January 6 Panel Member Says Trump Could Be Subpoenaed, Face Charges : politics undefined
Steve Bannon Vows to Take Over Entire U.S.Election Apparatus

Head Of Watchdog Group Says Trumps D.C. Hotel Was Epicenter Of Corruption
Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to stop investigation into his company : politics
NY AG Letitia James Undeterred in Trump Probe After Former President Sues Our investigation will continue...
because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump
Donald Trump reveals he got vaccine booster shot, gets booed by tour crowd : politics (hello, orthodoxim)

Trump loves American Jews and Israeluntil he doesntAmerican Jews who continue to support Trump and the GOP might take a cue from the experiences of Italian Jews under fascism.

Democrats walk on eggshells around Breyer as GOP plans another blockade for any Biden Supreme Court pick : politics
Tell me flattering lies or the country gets it - Lawyers, Guns & Money Your reminder that Elite Liberal Lawyer Brain is a horrible affliction: Senate Republicans are poised to deny President Joe Biden an appointment to the Supreme Court if they take the majority in the 2022 midterm elections ... Breyer has told several people whove made unofficial efforts to push him to retire that he thinks the confirmation process shouldnt be political

Dear Democrats: Do More : politics
To save America's democracy, Democrats need to start acting like Republicans : politics
National progressive group labels six lawmakers progressive in name only in new report ... Democratic Reps. Madeleine Dean (Pa.), Donald Norcross (N.J.), Jimmy Panetta (Calif.), Joseph Morelle (N.Y.), Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del.) and Brenda Lawrence (Mich.).

Marjorie Taylor Greene Refers to 'Yellow People' inSpeech on GOP Diversity
Marjorie Taylor Greene owns stock in 3 vaccine manufacturers : politics

Harrison Ford?! Weird Election Incident Involving Kanye West Publicist May Point to Trump Campaign Aide

Georgia governors race tests Trump's stolen-election claims
Top Georgia Republican wants to ban ballot drop boxes just months after voting to install them | Georgia Democrats say Sen. Butch Miller is trying to silence voters of color with sudden drop-box switchback ("Butch") ... On Tuesday, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that helped the GOP write a slew of new voting restrictions, ranked Georgia No. 1 in the country on election integrity,including the new drop boxes.

Donald Trumps endorsed candidate struggles as old and new Republican parties clash in Alabama Senate race ... Mo Brooks .. country club versus country

Texas Trump supporter claims victory in state Senate race. The election hasnt happened yet.
Push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries : politics
From masks to book banning, conservatives take on educators : politics

Nebraskas quandary: Can it force more citizens to work?

GOP Oklahoma House leader, wife accused of multiple felonies : politics

How the White Replacement Conspiracy Theory Spread Around the Globe (2019)

J.D. Vance Is Now Pushing False Conspiracy Theories About Quarantine CampsSeems a little crazy!

Inside the terminal MA scam - Lawyers, Guns & Money NYU has been at the cutting edge of winner-take-all profit-taking in academia for a while. But those seven-figure salaries and free apartments dont pay for themselves! A lavish Manhattan lifestyle means somebody is paying up, and one prominent set of marks students are those paying a lot of money for mostly worthless terminal masters degrees: ... Among the universitys suggestions: Finish school faster; sign up for a website to find babysitting gigs; live with a senior citizen; eat fewer meals ... (end-stage fuckitalism)

DC 3rd graders made to reenact Holocaust because Jews ruined ChristmasChildren told to simulate digging mass graves and shooting victims; Jewish student cast as Hitler and made to pretend to commit suicide at end of exercise .. telling them the Germans were angry because the Jews ruined Christmas,
Investigated over child marriages, this yeshiva is still hosting them : news ... the yeshiva run by Rabbi Yoel Roth, Heichel Hakodesh Breslev, hosted the wedding festivities of an underage boy and girl, believed to be, respectively, 15 and 17 at the time of their March engagement.he yeshiva, which is also known as Yeshiva Tiferes HaTorah, were being investigated by the New York Police Department and the Administration for Childrens Services for performing child marriages. (Hasids living in the 17th sentury)

Bryan Singer: Blake Stuerman Alleges Abusive Years With X-Men Director - Variety

Police records give details of how man drove into Winter Garden Christmas parade : news

Keeping active through varied activities can reduce risk of developing dementia. Scientists believed that genetics were the main factor influencing cognitive health but findings show the reverse. With age, your choice of daily activities is more important than your genetics : science ... The team found that engaging in a combination of hobbies, such as light exercise and connecting with loved ones, can reduce memory decline in adults between the ages of 65 and 89 more than any individual activity.

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions. The increased risk of developing mental ill-health was 37%, while the risk of developing autoimmune disease was increased by 33%, and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease was raised by 18% : science

Contact with nature in cities significantly reduces feelings of loneliness, according to a team of scientists. Loneliness is a major public health concern, their research shows, and can raise a persons risk of death by 45%more than air pollution, obesity or alcohol abuse.

Finland's first 5-qubit quantum computer : pics

Scientists taught a petri dish of brain cells to play pong faster than an AI : technology

~ Toddlers are harsh judges of moral character. Children judge others from a holistic perspective of what being moral really means. In their view, a single action that is at odds with one aspect of a "good" representation implies that the individual should be expected to violate other moral principles (

There have been decreases in all modes of partnered sex from 2009 to 2019 for both adults and adolescents. Further, solo masturbation has been decreasing among adolescents. : science

School uniforms dont improve child behavior, national study of K-5 students finds (N=6,320). But students feel less sense of belonging to their school when uniforms are required

Hemp industry claims THCv (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) solves attention/focus issues similar to Adderall. : science
Cannabis is the third most used recreational drug worldwide. A new cross-sectional study found that the highest scores for quality of life were observed among habitual cannabis users, followed by occasional users, while both non-users and dysfunctional users presented less favorable scores. : science
Pfizer To Enter The Medical Cannabis Industry With $6.7 Billion Acquisition : technology

TIL that the name George has the same root word as Geography and Geology, and means "Earth worker" or farmer. : todayilearned

One Year of Learning Guitar, in Five Minutes : videos

What is one thing, that a man would never understand about women? : AskReddit ... They will probably never understand the things we do out of fear. Also, when a fart rolls up to the front of your vag lips
We all know of toxic masculinity, but whats a toxic femininity trait that needs discussing? : AskReddit

What Subreddits are full of the most insane/deluded people youve comeacross on the internet?
High Strangeness
Whats your best bet on what, if anything, the UFO/UAP phenomena explanation is? : HighStrangeness

What movie traumatized you as a kid? : AskReddit

Who is the cringiest celebrity? : AskReddit

If a dog is mans best friend, whats man's worst enemy?

I am a social media researcher and author of a new book about Reddit called 'Understanding Reddit' - AMA!

Elon Musk says he will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year : technology

The most serious security breach ever is unfolding right now. Here's what you need to know. - Much of the Internet, from Amazon's cloud to connected TVs, is riddled with the log4j vulnerability, and has been for years ... Hackers have already tried to use it to get into nearly half of all corporate networks around the world,


Indonesia fears new volcanic eruption at Mt Semeru : worldnews

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes Indonesia's east coast : worldnews

Island levelled, provinces cut off and without power and at least 137 dead after Typhoon Rai hits Philippines
The immense strength of super typhoon Rai in the Philippines destroys the roof of a large evacuation center. It is similar to a Category 5 hurricane in the United States. : WTF

PFAS forever chemicals constantly cycle through ground, air and water, study finds

Chinas hydrogen energy industry accelerates as country races towards carbon neutral goal - China has a little over 4x the USs total population, while having only 2x the USs totalCO2 emissions.

Nepals largest stupa, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Tibetan Buddhism, was festooned with biodegradable prayer flags on Saturday after devotees replaced the more common synthetic version with a greener alternative

Last seen in ... birdwatchers asked to join hunt for worlds 10 rarest

Climate change deniers are over attacking the science. Now they attack the solutions. Computer-assisted classification of contrarian claims about climate change charts the evolution of right-wing arguments : science

Climate change is driving supply chain shortages and your supermarkets are not prepared

U.S. weather and natural disasters in 2021 - Washington Post

93-Year-Old Denied COVID Treatment As State Prioritizes Unvaccinated

Health officials warn omicron variant will cause record-high coronavirus cases, hospitalizations in U.S. - The Washington Post If you want to be optimally protected, get boosted, Fauci said

DeSantis promotes monoclonal antibodies, calls other states' COVID measures 'insanity'

This is a stupid conversation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

It will be over my dead body that I get vaccinated.Sarah Palin in Phoenix this morning
The Herman Cain awards are going to be busy in 2022 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Most of the Worlds Vaccines Likely WontPrevent Infection From OmicronThey do seem to offer significant protection against severe illness, but the consequences of rapidly spreading infection worry many public health experts.

Latest COVID spike isn't swamping NYC hospitals like before; another 22,000 test positive in state : Coronavirus
New Yorks surge shows no sign of slowing down.
CNN Closes Offices as Covid-19 Cases Rise - WSJ

U.S. issues stark warnings as Omicron variant takes hold, but adopts no new measures to slow its rise : politics

The science is clear: the case for more Covid restrictions is overwhelming : Coronavirus
WHO omicron warning: We underestimate this virus at our peril
WHO: Omicron detected in 89 countries, cases doubling fast : worldnews
How did omicron get *50*mutations? Would this happen in one host or would 1 or 2 mutations happen in one person and that transmitted just a bit better than delta? : askscience

Covid: UK records more than 90,000 Covid cases for second day in a row : worldnews
We're not falling for this omicron bullshit this year tory cunt, fuck off. We're seeing our families. Vive la revolution

Dutch to enter tight lockdown over Omicron wave : worldnews

Experts sound alarm over omicron as border control measures near limit in Japan : worldnews

Israel to Discuss U.S., Canada Travel Ban as Omicron Spreads : worldnews
Canadian provinces grapple with rising, record COVID-19 cases due to Omicron variant : worldnews

Israel to Donate 1 Million COVID Vaccines to African Nations : worldnews
South Africa to donate 2m COVID jabs to other African nations : worldnews

Malaysias worst flooding in years leaves 30,000 people displaced
Malaysian emergency services, volunteers rescue 21,000 from flooding : worldnews

Chinese tennis star Peng denies that she made accusation of sexual assault : news
Tiananmen Square before the CCP authorized massacre. : pics
Chinas pet lovers are losing patience with official failure to ban animal cruelty (or any other kind)

Colombo sends financial SOS to Delhi, but India wants Lanka to first walk the talk on China : worldnews
Man lynched over sacrilege at Golden Temple : worldnews ... Religion is a the sublimation of the mind at the altar of sadistic ignorance. Murderous sociopathy is the gift that they all share, and this heinous act is just another one in the annals of the cruelties that religion brings forth on the people of this world.
Hours After Alleged Lynching at Golden Temple, Another Man Thrashed To Death in Punjab Over 'Sacrilege Bid'

Islamic states meeting agrees to set up trust fund for Afghanistan : worldnews
Imran Khan asks US to delink Afghan citizens from Taliban

Foreigners in Russia outraged by new medical checks | DW | 19.12.2021 : worldnews The amendment states that foreign professionals, their family members living in Russia and any foreigner who wants to stay in the country for an extended period of time have to be tested every three months for infectious diseases, including syphilis, HIV, leprosy, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. They are also required to take a drug test and must submit their fingerprints and a biometric photo to the authorities
Russian gas exports to Europe via Yamal pipeline fall again : worldnews

EU alarm at Russian Mercenaries in CAR : worldnews
Plot to bomb national key points uncovered after Jacob Zuma parole announcement - explosives found in KZN house : worldnews (Zooma Dooma Booma)
French forces leave Malis Timbuktu after nearly nine years

Turkey Shuts Down Muslim Brotherhood TV Channel : worldnews
Turkish Business Group Says Erdogans Economic Model Is Failing (Sharia law)

Egypt deports UAE ambassador for smuggling antiques : worldnews

U.S. Says Irans Nuclear Breakout Time Is Really Short As Latest Vienna Talks
Iran Insists Missing Video From Nuclear Site Lost Due To Sabotage

Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone : worldnews

UK troops will not be deployed to Ukraine to defend against Russia : worldnews
NATO will not let Russia dictate its military posture, Germany says : worldnews
Poll: Over half of Ukrainians will actively resist Russian invasion : worldnews
Russia Sends Nuclear-Capable Bombers on Patrol Over Belarus : worldnews
Russian court accidentally documents Moscows military presence in Donbas
Russian diplomat: NATO is balancing on the edge of war

The health of Georgias jailed opposition leader and ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili has been seriously damaged as a result of torture and ill-treatment in custody, an independent council of medics said

Malta Officially Legalizes Marijuana for Everyone 18 and Older : worldnews (Malta sucks but still better than UK)
Tunisia appeal seeks to decriminalise homosexuality : worldnews

Brexit ministers shock resignation leaves Boris Johnson reeling

Brazils Bolsonaro asks for names of vaccine-approving health officials to make their identities public despite death threats

Jailed for the killing of Haitis president, five suspected assassins say theyre nnocent

Indigenous women make up almost half the female prison population, ombudsman says : worldnews ... Men are disposable, women are exploitable. >

The Year in Limbo - The New York Times So much happened in 2021. But did it?

Teen says he was questioned about his age, separated from parents at the border : news

The US vastly undercounted civilian deaths caused by airstrikes in the Middle East, NYT investigation finds : politics

Retired US army generals warn of insurrection or civil war in 2024 if rogue military units pledge loyalty to a 'Trumpian' loser
Ex-Army generals fear insurrection or civil war in 2024
Beware Prophecies of Civil War : politics (Beware Atlantic articles telling you not to worry)

The U.S. government has a massive, secret stockpile of bitcoin Heres what happens to it

Young Voters Say They Disapprove of Bidens Performance by Nearly 2-to-1 Margin
Over half of Americans say they dont want to see Trump or Biden run again in 2024: poll

Manchin says he will not vote for Build Back Better: 'This is a no'
Eschaton: Face Up, Make Your Stand Aside from everything else, Manchin wasted tens if not hundreds of thousands of person hours of everyone from Joe Biden on down to poor lowly paid congressional staffers and everyone inbetween.
he didnt just blow up the Democrats agenda, he strategically timed it to blow up the Democrats agenda with the largest possible explosion.
AOC on Manchin's Build Back Better opposition: We knew he would do this months ago
Nostalgia is not a plan - Lawyers, Guns & Money Since Joe Manchin holds all the cards and hes a corrupt reactionaryis the correct but not life-affirming conclusion to draw from the apparent failure of BBBA, the nostalgic Green Lanternism is inevitable:
The White House Calls Joe Manchin a Liar After He Goes on Fox to Kill Build Back Better Bill : politics
Manchin says he wont support Bidens social spending bill
Sanders: Let Manchin vote no on Build Back Betterin front of the wholeworld
Sanders Says There Should Be Vote on Build Back Better Despite Manchin Rejection : politics
White House Accuses Joe Manchin Of Breaking His Word On Build Back Better : politics
Statement from Press Secretary Jen Psaki | The White House
Manchin refused a call from W.H. before killing BBB
oe Manchin Just Tore Out the Heart of Bidens Agenda
Does Joe Manchin Know That Build Back Better Would Extend Vital Aid for Sick Coal Miners? : politics
Sen. Joe Manchin Collects Half a Million a Year From Coal Stocks Dividends: Report : politics
Progressives React To Joe Manchin Killing Build Back Better Act: We Told You So : politics

Why Elizabeth Warrens endorsement of court enlargement matters
Biden gets 40 judges confirmed in first year, double Trumps number

Rahm Emanuel among dozens of late-night diplomatic post confirmations by the Senate : politics

Republicans are shamelessly working to subvert democracy. Are Democrats paying attention? : politics
Republicans plan aggressive Biden probes if GOP wins House : politics

Pelosi opposes ban on lawmakers trading stocks as her family makes millions on the market : politics
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Reportedly Planning to Run for Reelection in 2022 : politics

The Democratic Partys deterioration is shattering hope for the midterms

Kinzinger: Itspossible some GOP colleagues are responsible for Jan. 6 attack
Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander told Jan. 6 committee about contacts with Republican lawmakers
The Jan. 6 Committee Is Investigating Rick Perry for a "Big Lie" Strategy Text Message
Just because you're extremely stupid doesn't mean you're not evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Roger Stone Stirs Up Old Feud, Suggests Steve Bannon Gave The Order To Breach Capitol On Jan 6
Marjorie Taylor Greene promotes conspiracy theory over Jan 6 riots and suggests Feds encouraged people to go in

Republican governor says Trump reelection bid would bebad for GOP and US

Far-right lures recruits using COVID-19 conspiracy theories, alongside misogyny, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia, says study : politics
5 Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidates use 1,400 words to avoid saying whether Biden won : politics

Fact check: No proof of widespread fraud in conservative groupsinvestigation of Wisconsin election

House redistricting to eliminate five Democratic incumbents in urban Tennessee : politics

u/ThatsWhatXiSaid explains in exhaustive detail exactly why the United States healthcare system is so terrible : bestof

Marijuana legalization: The free market will prevail | Mulshine : politics

A West Philadelphia neighborhood after being bombed by the Philadelphia Police Department (1985) : pics

Police: Officer fatally shoots man stabbing 13-year-old girl : news

Third Woman Comes Forward to Accuse Sex and theCity Star Chris Noth of Sexual Assault (trapped in his own big dick myth)

Marilyn Manson Abuse Allegations: A Monster Hiding in Plain Sight - Rolling Stone He was a provocative media darling for decades. Offstage, exes allege, he was an abuser who made their lives hell. A Rolling Stone investigation based on court documents and more than 55 new interviews

An analysis of sleep cycles suggests that our sleep is synchronized with the moons phases regardless of ethnic or cultural differences, and even where light pollution outshines moonlight.

Five ice-age mammoths unearthed in Cotswolds after 220,000 years : worldnews

American adults currently in their 40s, 50s and early 60s have more symptoms of depression and worse memory recall than older Americans did when they were the same age : science

ELI5- What is gaslighting? : explainlikeimfive

What should society stop normalizing? : AskReddit
Its time to stop hero worshiping the tech billionaires

Which memorable Reddit post / comment can you still not get over? : AskReddit

Internet outages point to webs concentration of power


Predicting near immediate sea level rise of over half a metre, scientists are warning of imminent collapse of the Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica
Scientists watch giant doomsday glacier in Antarctica with concern

Climate change will bring more extreme weather disasters, scientists say - The Washington Post The weather of the past will not be the weather of the future

Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings reported point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms commercial cool-roof systems in energy savings.

UN talks fail to open negotiations on killer robots (robots decline invitation)

Poachers kill 24 rhinos in just two weeks in South Africa : worldnews

Global supply chain crisis could last another two years, warn experts : worldnews

Opioid prescriptions decrease for 10th consecutive year, but deaths continue to increase. : worldnews

About 71% of COVID hospitalizations in Mass. are people who are not fully vaccinated; State reports another 6,345 cases - MassLive : CoronavirusMa
6,345 confirmed cases and 45 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Cape Cod hospital beds filled to capacity as COVID-19 cases rise - Cape Cod Times : CoronavirusMa
Harvard University is going remote for the first three weeks of January : CoronavirusMa
Massachusetts fires at least 60 state Department of Correction workers over Gov. Charlie Bakers vaccine mandate - MassLive

iT'S going to be an interesting winter -- Mass. scientists report Omicron variants spread appears to be so fast its hard to track

Vaccine Data Gaps Point to Millions More in U.S. Who Lack Shots - Bloomberg States revisions uncover over-counting of first doses - CDC revised estimate of proportion of elderly with one shot .. The U.S. government has over-counted the number of Americans who are at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, state officials warn, meaning millions more people are unprotected as the pandemic's winter surge gathers steam.
As Covid Surges, Experts Say U.S. Booster Effort Is Far Behind - The New York Times The C.D.C. now recommends that all adults get a booster. But only one in six Americans has received that shot, worrying health officials.

With Omicron, U.S. Testing Capacity Faces Intense Pressure - The New York Times President Biden came into office vowing to make testing cheap and accessible, but matching supply with demand has been a persistent problem.

The dispute was over who deserves credit for inventing the central component of the companys Covid vaccine.

This Is a Whole New Animal: NY Reports Highest Single-Day Case Total of Pandemic - The share of people testing positive in New York City doubled in three days this week ... an indication of omicron evading immunity in a way no other variant had before.
New York Reports a Record Number of Coronavirus Cases for One Day - The New York Times ... 21,027 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest single-day total since the earliest days of pandemic, when the availability of testing was not as widespread as it is now.

This is unprecedented: Omicron causes 80% of coronavirus cases in Miami-Dade in 2 weeks (

aHighly vaccinated countries thought they were over the worst. Denmark says the pandemics toughest month is just beginning.

Pressure builds against doctors peddling false virus claims : news

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen dies after battle with COVID (anti-everything dies)
Washington State Senator, Doug Ericksen, dead from covid at age 52 : news (+really corrupt refucker)
Conservative Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen, who made a name for himself as a staunch ally of former President Trump and opposition to Covid restrictions and mandates, has died at the age of 52. : HermanCainAward ... We were all Totally Unshocked in this Western WA household that a)he got the virus and b) it ate his face off. Couldnt have happened to a finer strongman bootlicking lying traitorous sack of fermented raccoon manure. And I mean that With All Due Respect. RIH Dougie boy, hope you didnt take too many innocents with you (TIL RIH=Rot In Hell)
Ohio man believed all the misinformation. His brother doesnt mince words when announcing his passing
Update: Putrid Christian author kills her husband by bringing him home from the hospital with severe covid. At least he didnt take up hospital resources. Get vaccinated. ("stormed the gates of heaven" with her AK47, Jesus said FOAD)
My possible redemption from 25 days ago, has died. This guy was truly terrified until the very end. His GFM only got $70. Link to original post in comments.

As you read the hospital updates: here are the 7 stages of severe COVID-19

Pfizer executives say Covid could become endemic by 2024 : worldnews

COVID-19 in Ohio: Mike DeWine orders national guard to hospitals : politics

Omicron cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days in areas with local spread - WHO : worldnews
Vaccination plus breakthrough infection may give super immunity against COVID-19 variant. The antibodies in the blood of people with breakthrough infections were as much as 1,000% more effective than antibodies generated two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine
UK study finds no evidence Omicron cases are less severe than Delta : worldnews
Why is Omicron considered a variant, rather than a novel coronavirus? : askscience

EU to place order with Pfizer for COVID shots adapted to Omicron : worldnews

Hundreds off work ill at leading London hospital as Omicron cases surge : worldnews
COVID-19: UK breaks its record for the most daily infections for the third day in a row : worldnews
London bars and restaurants are shutting themselves down as Omicron rips through UK : worldnews
Italy records highest number of daily covid cases in over a year : worldnews
Covid-19: Omicron spreading at lightning speed - French PM : worldnews
Paris cancels New Years Eve fireworks as Omicron spreads
Dutch health experts advise a full lockdown to slow Omicron -media : worldnews
Netherlands expected to announce new Covid lockdown on Saturday : worldnews
Dutch princess 18th birthday party broke Covid-19 rules
Canada records 7,145 new COVID-19 cases, largest single-day total since May : worldnews
Australias new COVID-19 cases hit record high

Senegal expects 400,000 COVID-19 vaccines to expire by year-end. At least 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines have expired in Senegal without being used in the past two months and another 200,000 are set to expire at the end of December because demand is too slow : worldnews

Australia is a step closer to having an Indigenous Voice to parliament : worldnews
A millipede with 1,300 legs has been found in Australia. It's a new record by far : worldnews (of course it's Australia)
Large spider interrupts Australian officials news conference

Philippines: Dozens dead as powerful typhoon brings widespread destruction : worldnews

S. Korea will now immediately detain stalkers who threaten their victims : worldnews

U.S. Senate confirms ex-Chicago Mayor Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan | Reuters
Japan business lobbyist backs Myanmar coup, urges investment : worldnews

Hong Kong has issued arrest warrants accusing five overseas activists of urging voters to boycott Sunday's polls for the legislature -- the first to take place under Beijing's "Patriot-only" rules

Amazon removed reviews of Xi Jinpings book on orders from Beijing:
U.S. blacklists 34 Chinese entities, citing human rights abuses and brain-control weaponry
Lawmakers call on NBC to address China human rights abuses in Olympic broadcasts : worldnews
China lists 100 topics citizens cant include in online vids

Terror groups targeting India continue to operate from Pakistan: US report on terrorism - Times of India : worldnews
Worst fashion wage theft: workers go hungry as Indian suppliers to top UK brands refuse to pay minimum wage | Shortfall of 16p a day leaves children living on just rice as suppliers to Nike, Zara and H&M in Karnataka underpay by estimated 41m

A domestic newspaper warns of the Russian space program's rapid collapse
Fire engulfs Russian warship under construction, 3 injured : worldnews

Blast at Pakistan bank branch constructed on sewage drain kills at least 10 : worldnews (Explodistan)

Opinion | The Afghanistan crisis grows more dire. Where is the U.S.? - The Washington Post

Turkey: Stock trading halted twice as lira crashes to new low | Financial Markets News : worldnews (Erdofucked)

Nigerian senators block gender and equal opportunities bill because Islam doesnt support it

China to build a thousand schools in Iraq : worldnews

Iran Says IAEA Wont See Images From Reinstalled Cameras At Nuclear Site Until Sanctions Are Lifted
Delegations From Six Countries To Resume Iran Nuclear Talks In Vienna : worldnews

Settlers attack Palestinian villages after West Bank killing : worldnews

Russia makes sweeping demands for security guarantees from US amid Ukraine tensions : worldnews
Russia continues to amass new troops near Ukraines border despite Biden urging Putin to de-escalate tensions
Kremlin calls for U.S. not to send aircraft to areas where they can strike Russian territory : worldnews
Forget U.S. military aid, Putin eyes threat from Turkish drones in Ukraine : worldnews

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against Tunisian President Kais Saied in the capital pointing to growing opposition to his seizure of power and suspension of parliament. Called to coincide with the anniversary of the uprising that toppled the autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali a decade ago : worldnews
Morocco: Rights groups condemn approval of extradition of Uighur activist to China : worldnews

Polish parliament unexpectedly passes bill forcing sale of US-owned TV network TVN whose coverage is often critical of the government : worldnews

Athens rally highlights femicides | : worldnews

Berlin Public Transport Introduces Edible Hemp Tickets : worldnews

US begins returning $10m of antiquities stolen from Italy : worldnews

Vatican tightens screws on conservatives over traditional Latin Mass : worldnews
Top African cardinal in Vatican abruptly offers resignation - sources : worldnews

Dutch nuclear authority bans anti-5G pendants deemed to be radioactive : worldnews

France moves to shut mosque with preacher targeting Christians, homosexuals, Jews
French nationals sentenced for Madagascar coup plot : worldnews

Met police officer sacked for using racial slur in WhatsApp message : worldnews

Bolsonaro spread disinformation on Brazils voting system: Police

Sticky situation: Canada taps maple syrup reserves to meet soaring demand : worldnews

Ghislaine Maxwell declines to testify as defense rests case in sex abuse trial | Reuters

Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of Failure in Deadly Airstrikes - The New York Times

More than two years after Trump tweeted a classified image of Iran, former officials are divided on fallout

I/5670765 reminds us why Trump was the worst president ever in exhaustive, comprehensive detail : bestof

Court allows Bidens COVID vaccine mandate for large companies to take effect
Appeals court reinstates Bidens vaccine policy for businesses, setting up a likely showdown at Supreme Court
U.S. COVID-19 vaccine mandate revived, Supreme Court showdown looms : politics
Its time to talk about flattening the curve again

Over 100 Democrats urge Biden to engage with Cuba, lift restrictions : politics
Former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Is Sentenced to Prison : politics

Merrick Garlands Department of Justice Is Perpetuating Climate Destruction - When the governments lawyers defend fossil fuel interests, people and the planet pay the price.

Biden Admins Redacted Memo on Canceling Student Debt Resurfaces Amid Growing Anger (from 4/21)
AOC calls for Schumer to force a vote on stalled social spending bill amid Manchin opposition: We need to act now

The idea of expanding the Supreme Court to blunt its right-wing bias gains traction : politics (Biden says that would be too extreme)

No, Members of Congress Should Not Own Individual Stocks : politics (crooked Nancy)
AOC pushed back on Nancy Pelosisstance against banning congressional stock-trading: 'We write major policy and have access to sensitive information' (to state the fucking obvious, and Pelosi fucking knows this and fucks America anyway)

The data that shows Boomers are to blame for the labor shortage : news

The biggest Pinocchios of 2021 - The Washington Post (almost all refucks)

Unlike anything weve seen: the unprecedented risks facing US democracy
Generals Warn Of Divided Military And Possible Civil War In Next U.S. Coup Attempt Some might follow orders from the rightful commander in chief, while others might follow the Trumpian loser,which could trigger civil war, the generals wrote
Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot says there are serious warning signs that the U.S. Constitution and republic are at risk : politics
Explosive report: Trump admin Criminally negligent in underminingC OVID response
Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted Whocouldanode ... Kamala being an idiot ... Variants were not a surprising development. And certainly not after Delta. Entering the ugly phase of this administration. (pretty depressing, considering) `
Lets get a drink: Dems confront prospect of a 2022 hurricane

Republicans resist saying 3 simple words: Joe Biden won

Jim Jordan Is 'a Traitor,' Agrees Legal Expert After Gallego's Take on 1/6 Text to Meadows ... Kirschner went on to say that Jordan chose to forward the text message in a bid to undermine Bidens election win after top Trump administration officials had already asserted there was no evidence to back the then-presidents claims of widespread voter fraud.
Jim Jordan Is a Traitor,Agrees Legal Expert After Gallegos Take on 1/6 Text to Meadows
After years at the center of political power, Mark Meadows now faces legal jeopardy : politics
Mark Meadows texts reveal what the White House knew about the danger in the Capitol on Jan. 6. Heres what they said.
What weve learned from the Meadows documents ... The crowdfunding site which launched around 2014, says it is meant to give Christians the opportunity to be supported by the body of Christ. (racist authoritarian Jesus) ... Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema received the maximum donation allowed by law from several GOP donors.
Clinton pokes fun at Meadows use of private emails, says he was plotting a coup d'etat
McConnell says what the Jan. 6 committee uncovers is something the public needs to know
Mitch McConnell is suddenly legitimizing the Jan. 6 committee. But why? : politics
Liz Cheney tears into Jim Jordan over his defense of Mark Meadows | Following the Capitol riot, Cheney allegedly called Jordan a "son of a b**ch" in a private meeting : politics
Stop the Steal founder told Jan. 6 committee about contacts with GOP lawmakers (says Christians have "spiritual priviledges")
A Disturbing Gun Case Further Reveals the Peril of January 6US prosecutors disclose more evidence of how armed Trump extremists attacked Congress.

Actor Jay Johnston Banned From BobsBurgers Over Capitol Riotactor will no longer be voicing the character of Jimmy Pesto Sr. on Foxs animated hit after he was allegedly spotted at the Jan. 6 insurrection.

A 3 million person Nuremberg rally every day - With American democracy on the line and getting a lot of points in 2024, it can't be emphasized enought what a major role Rupert Murdoch's most successful propaganda operation is playing in all this: ... I used to think that Fox wasnt that big a deal because it spoke to the already-converted. This was really, really dumb.

1,300 attorneys demand Calif. bar investigate Trump lawyer over effort to overturn election : politics ... He is also a leading figure at the Federalist Society, in addition to being a Claremonster.

PolitiFact | Video of child giving Biden vial of blood to drink is doctored

Why US abortion laws could be changed by Supreme Court ruling : politics

Trump says American Jews no longer love Israel and Jewish people run The New York Times
Republican Party helping Trump pay his personal legal bills: WaPo : politics
Donald Trump set to encounter more empty seats in Texas as History Tour continues : politics

Map by Map, G.O.P. Chips Away at Black Democrats Power

Kanye Wests presidential campaign was run by GOP operatives who were trying to re-elect Trump, investigation finds

Trump cultists keep moving the goalposts rather than admit the ex-president tried to stage a coup : politics

U.S. Postal Service, NAACP reach settlement on election mail : politics (DeJoy agrees to deliver mail from Black people)

Senate Confirmed White Nominees More Quickly Than Nominees Of Color This Year : politics

Federal marshals wont provide a security detail for confirmed US Attorney Rachael Rollins despite recent threats against her life; Recent e-mail to prosecutor: "You'll probably die"

D.C. Police Tried to Fire 24 Current Officers for Criminal Offenses. A Powerful Panel Blocked Nearly Every One, Documents Show

All They Know Is Extremism: Ohio Democrat David Pepper on How Statehouses Are Destroying DemocracyA former state party chairman discusses his new book, Laboratories of Autocracy -- and whether Democrats can ever win in Ohio again.

War on public education in Idaho causes businesses to rethink locating, expanding there, leaders say : politics ... Elected officials making it harder for women to work outside of the house.... saying this out loud and still getting elected. Its the Taliban in America. Just keep them barefoot and pregnant. I just didnt understand the depths of stupidity in Idaho. Dumb as a bag of potatoes.

Companies use government-backed loans to buy mobile home parks and raise rents : NPR

When facts have a liberal bias, New York Times editors can get squirmy (the shit at the fucking newspaper has always been deep)

The platonic ideal of the Florida Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Meet the next governor of the great state of Florida:

Offensive place names dot the American landscape. Efforts to change them are about to get a lot faster. - The Washington Post ... Mulatto Run in Virginia, Sambo Creek in Pennsylvania and Dead Indian Mountain in Oregon ... Negro Mesa and Redskin Mountain are being reconsidered. Chinaman Gulch ...

Who Are the Sons of Confederate Veterans? | The Nation A database of more than 57,000 names reveals members of a neo-Confederate group in the military, government, and academia ... There are SCV camps in all 50 states, but the most populous camp is number 584, located in Columbia, Tenn., with more than 4,300 members.

My father, the white supremacist - Vox

Transforming students who won't read the syllabus into doctrinaire leftists - Lawyers, Guns & Money A professor in Tennessee has just produced the following Anecdote of the Syllabus:
A professor hid a cash prize on campus. All students had to do was read the syllabus. : news

California pot companies warn of impending industry collapse : politics
Lawmakers Talk Next Steps For Marijuana Banking And Legalization After Reform Blocked By Senate Leader - Marijuana Moment It was no secret that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) posed an obstacle to enacting marijuana banking reform through NDAA ... (Schumer Boomer Doomer)
Lawmakers Talk Next Steps For Marijuana Banking And Legalization After Reform Blocked By Senate Leader : worldnews

CNN Fires Producer Facing Federal Charges of Trying to Induce Minors to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity : television

Mamas and papas - California Dreamin' (1965) [Sunshine Pop or Folk Rock] : Music ... Papa John Phillips raped his daughter for years. Fuck Papa John!

NFL Legend Lawrence Taylor Arrested In Florida, Mug Shot Released ... Taylor was booked on charges of sex offender violations

Music Notes - Lawyers, Guns & Money However, it is worth noting that Martin Scorsese is now making a feature film on the Dead, starring Jonah Hill as Jerry Garcia ... But it is a good time to talk about the Dead, which might be the single most divisive band in rock history.
Grateful Deads Jerry Garcia is the subject of an upcoming doc featuring rare footage, daughter Trixie says

What I Learned From Pretending to Be Rich and Cool Online (good writing)

More Than a Sex Symbol: Ive compiled every quote I could find of Marilyn Monroe talking about acting (there are a lot). She cared deeply about her craft. I hope you find reading these as interesting as I did.

The Corpse Bride Diet: How TikTok Inundates Teens With Eating-Disorder Videos algorithm can send users down rabbit holes of narrow interest, resulting in potentially dangerous content such as emaciated images, purging techniques, hazardous diets and body shaming

Paintings of Rob Gonsalves, a magic realism painter who ended his life in 2017 : pics

The gorgeous fantasy of the Daevabad trilogy, based on Middle Eastern and Islamic legends : books

Study: Parents who struggle to encourage their children to eat vegetables can now play a more influential part at their mealtimes. Children watching adults eat a green vegetable with positive facial expressions tasted and consumed more than double the amount of that vegetable. : science

The Phrase No Evidence Is A Red Flag For Bad Science Communication

Has the belief in homeopathy decreased within the past few years? : askscience

Did every person with red hair come from the same mutated person, or did the mutation happen multiple times? : askscience

From carbon dioxide to starchno plants required: Researchers have developed a novel, cell-free method of synthesizing starch from CO2 and hydrogen using a combination of chemical catalysts and a carefully selected set of enzymes in a cell-free approach.

A taste for black coffee and dark chocolate is possibly a genetic trait, a new study reports. Coffee drinkers who have a genetic variant that reflects faster caffeine metabolism prefer bitter, black coffee. The same genetic variant is found in those who prefer dark chocolate. : science

WhaT'Ss some scary truth that humanity has to accept?

Whats Your One Prediction For 2022?

Fact : pics

How the people of Yakutia, Siberia dress for -90 weather

I'm speechless : pics

People who no longer speak to their childhood best friends. What happened? : AskReddit
In 5 words, why did your first relationship end? : AskReddit

What is the scariest thing youve witnessed in the middle of the night?

What's the best insult you know? : AskReddit


In Amsterdam, floating homes show the world how to live alongside nature - Washington Post

Facebook Groups Mobilize Against Wind Turbine Construction

World coal power demand to hit new high after China, India, U.S. surge : worldnews
No evidence $10 bln U.S. tax credit for cutting coal pollution worked -GAO : politics (they kept the money and did nothing)

Crickets, Mealworms and Grasshoppers Are Human Food, European Union body approves : worldnews

n a world first, New Zealand leopard seals have been found to feed on sharks, making them part of a tiny and exclusive club of marine predators that do so. The study found shark remains in the scat of leopard seals, and visible signs of struggle with sharks on seals bodies.

European supermarkets pull beef products linked to Brazil deforestation: Supermarkets across Europe have withdrawn beef products linked to deforestation in Brazil. Corned beef, beef jerky and fresh prime cuts are among the products that won't be on some shelves much longer : worldnews

Baby rescued in a tub as typhoon batters Philippines : worldnews

Lassa fever kills 80 in Nigeria, says NCDC : worldnews

Friday December 17 2021 Update : CoronavirusMa
6,345 confirmed cases and 45 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Omicron Gets Around Previous Covid Infection, Study Warns : CoronavirusMa
Omicron Update: Dec 17 : CoronavirusMa
In a trial, Pfizer-BioNTechs low-dose shot did not provoke an adequate immune response in 2- to 5-year-olds.

New York state reports highest number of daily Covid cases of entire pandemic at more than 21,000 : news

Southwest CEO said masks dont do much on planes at maskless Senate hearing. He tested positive for COVID the next day.
Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19 after testifying unmasked at Senate hearing : news ... Guess the situation went south-west real quick ...

Nursing homes with the highest profit margins have the lowest quality. The Covid-19 pandemic revealed that for-profit long-term care homes had worse patient outcomes than not-for-profit homes. Long-term care homes owned by private equity firms and large chains have the highest mortality rates. : science

Coronavirus-exposed children can stay in school if tested, CDC says - The Washington Post

WHO expects severe omicron cases, warns against treating variant as mild disease : worldnews
And Now for the Good News About Omicron
Why does a third dose of mRNA vaccine decrease the infection risk with omicron if the vaccine was developed for another variant and the first two doses offer limited protection against omicron? : askscience

nearly 100 cases linked to Sydney Taylor Swift party as Newcastle residents urged to postpone celebrations : worldnews

Nicaragua receives China vaccines after cutting ties with Taiwan : worldnews

South Africa Hospitalization Rate Plunges in Omicron Wave : worldnews

UK Covid cases rise by record 88,376 with 74% increase in just one week : worldnews

Wuhan lab leak now the most likely origin of Covid, MPs told

Indiana Pastor thought Covid was politicized and didnt trust the vaccine. He died today after a brutal hospital stay. Get vaccinated folks.
Meet Brad. Brad was a covid jokester, shitposter and antivaxxer. Did not believe Covid could take him down. He died 15 December after a rough ride in the ICU. Aged only 46 years. : HermanCainAward
Not much to say about this one. He was afraid of "Foucism." He died of COVID yesterday. Get vaccinated and boosted. Wear a mask. Avoid large events and gatherings.
A deathbed redemption. This didnt have to happen to him.
37 weeks ago "Molly" was proud to be in the "Control Group". Now she is posting the gut-wrenching details of her husband's post ICU dementia and disabilities. He is in the 99.7%* you might have heard about. (I believe they are in their early 30's and have 4 kids) *Not the real survival rate. : HermanCainAward
Former ER RN and Nurse Practitioner had no idea how vaccines work. His training could have saved him, but he preferred lies and prayer warriors to the medical science he made a livelihood off of. : HermanCainAward
100% Certified Asshole wasnt going to comply. Now hes in the ICU with a nasty case of Covid. Get vaccinated.
NC man disliked Dr. Faucis advice and people who expect handouts for doing nothing. His GoFundMe for doing nothing to avoid Covid is still short of its goal

NSW Police officers James Delinicolis, Angelo Dellosa avoid jail for sex with schoolgirl while on duty : worldnews

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi appears in prison uniform in court : worldnews

Arson suspected after Osaka fire leaves 27 feared dead : worldnews

North Korea has reportedly publicly executed at least 7 people for watching K-pop : worldnews

S&P dumps Chinese property giant Evergrande into default : worldnews
Documents link Huawei to Uyghur surveillance projects, report claims : worldnews
Uyghur Activist Idris Hasan to Be Deported to China From Morocco : worldnews
China pressures Germanys car parts giant Continental to give up Lithuanian components
China to introduce new patriotism, morality guidelines for arts, culture:

Russia Central Bank Considering Complete Rejection Of All Cryptocurrencies
Russia demands YouTube restore RTs German-language channel

Indian Govt gives In-principle approval for 6 nuclear reactors in Jaitapur, Maharashtra (1650 MW each, total of 9900 MW)
Monkey business in Indian village as roving gangs of enraged primates exterminate dogs : worldnews

Afghanistans academics despair months after Taliban takeover

Nigerian Army, Police Uncover Camps Of Alleged Cannibals In Imo, Anambra Where Humans Are Roasted : worldnews

Ukraine, Canada, U.K., Sweden Set Deadline For Settlement With Iran Over Downing Of Airliner : worldnews
Iran-linked hackers attack Israeli targets : worldnews

Kuwait Removes Christmas Tree Fixture From The Avenues Mall : worldnews

Israeli killed in West Bank terror shooting attack : worldnews
AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem : news
Ukraine says it recognizes Jerusalem as Israels capital, will open embassy there

Russia is a power in decline -- but still poses a military threat, NATO chief says (Putin's tiny dick is limp, says NATO, but he's still batshit crazy) )
Well, This Is A Nonstarter - Lawyers, Guns & Money The short version is that Vladimir Putin, as he has been saying, wants a sphere of influence in which smaller countries are vassals of the Russian Empire and other major powers agree to stay out.
Nato says Russia will have no say in whether Ukraine can join alliance : worldnews (Putin screams we're the boss of you)
Ukrainian soldier killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists : worldnews
Report: Ukraine opens bomb shelters in Kiev after a Ukrainian minster and ex-spy warned that a Russian invasion could start a global conflict : worldnews

Swedens Gavle Christmas goat torched... again

Anti-5G necklaces are radioactive and dangerous, Dutch nuclear experts say
Do you have a Quantum Pendant anti-5G pendant or a negative ion jewellery item or sleep mask? If so, store it away safely

Fake Italian gynaecologist snares 400 women in webcam scam : worldnews

Mercedes-Benz giving german employees record bonus, close to $7,000 : worldnews

Spanish researchers discover possible location of legendary temple of Hercules Gaditanus : worldnews

Boris Johnson joined No 10 party during May 2020 lockdown, say sources : worldnews
Boris Johnsons Conservatives lose North Shropshire seat they held for nearly 200 years
Voters punish scandal-hit Boris Johnsons party with crushing loss in safeseat

Trudeau calls for ban on foreign property ownership, blind bidding and "renovictions" : worldnews

Biden grants Medal of Honor to first black soldier since Vietnam : politics

Joe Biden's disgraceful cave on family separation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

From Covid-19 to climate change, Americans are still working through the pandemic - Vox

American democracy is in crisisa majority of scholars and public agree. Gerrymandering is one of the tactics that political scientists have focused on in a new study that shows how democracy by deterrencemay be breaking down in the US. Researchers show why it might be weakening in the US.
We are closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe new study says
We are closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe, new study says

Neoliberal Capitalism to Blame for Inflation, Not Public Benefits and Social Programs | Ending child care subsidies wont restock store shelves. A fairer, more sustainable global economy might.

Nancy Pelosis Defense of Political Insider Trading Is Orwellian: It's hard to think of anything more symbolic of Americas gilded and decadent ruling class than elected officials owning pieces of the very economy they're officially charged with managing. *nothing more American than insider-trading" she said
Nancy Pelosi: 2021 Wall Street Trader of the Year : politics
Speaker of the House Announces Support for Conflicts of Interest: Members of Congress do not need to trade stocks. Come on, man. : politics
Report says Romney is the seventh wealthiest member of Congress | Romneys wealth is estimated to be just north of $85 million.

Younger Americans turning away from Biden as concerns over 2022 mount, poll suggests : politics
Younger Americans still more likely than older adults to say there are other countries better than the U.S. : politics
AOC says it's actually delusional to think Democrats can get re-elected without acting on student debt or expanding child tax credits
Pressure builds on Biden ahead of student loan cliff : politics

Warren, Schumer strongly urge Biden to extend student loan forbearance and cancel debt
Critics Warn of Impending 2022 Nightmare for Dems If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Tax Credit Ends : politics

Bipartisanship at Whose Expense? Sen. Raphael Warnock Calls to End Filibuster, Pass Voting Rights Acts : politics

Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema are like Republicans, Bernie Sanders says
Manchin and Sinema Are Blocking Everything Voting rights, child care, and climate legislation are all in grave peril. : politics
Power of one: Manchin is singularly halting Biden's agenda
Manchins child tax credit stance draws criticism back home

House oversight committee releases report detailing efforts from Trump administration officials to "undermine" Covid-19 efforts in US : politics
Trump Admin Sabotaged COVID Efforts to Score Political Points, House Probe Finds. Decisions made by Trump officials contributed to one of the worst failures of leadership in American history,the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said.
It's a Miracle Anyone Survived Trumps Meat-Headed Covid Response | In terms of transactional politics, this was a self-swindle of the first rank.

This battle is not overBiden pledges to keep up the fight on voting rights as Republicans block legislation
Senate Democrats get serious about protecting elections, voting rights : politics (fake title)

Jan. 6 Committee May Add New Expertise for Investigation - The New York Times As the panel continues to take testimony, it is looking to do more analysis of social media and possible foreign efforts to sow discord in the U.S. before the Capitol riot ... and the conservative activist Dustin Stockton, whose lawyer said he is turning over a "treasure trove" of documents that would have senior Trump allies and lawmakers "quivering in their boots."

3 retired generals: The military must prepare now for a 2024 insurrection

Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar and Others Worked on Trump's Attempt to Overturn Election in Congress Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar, Louie Gohmert -- the gang's all here! ... Back when the Clintons and their administration were bedeviled by conservative ratfckers and bed-sniffing yahoos like Ken Starr (and young Brett Kavanaugh), Hillary Rodham Clinton went on TV and called out what she called the "vast, right-wing conspiracy" that had targeted her husband and his presidency. This brought down upon her a veritable avalanche of snotty coverage from a lot of the reporters whod been lapping up leaks from the ratfckers since before Bill Clinton had finished second in the 1992 New Hampshire Democratic primary. However, Calvin Trillin corrected her more gently. It wasnt a vast conspiracy, he said. It actually was "a creepy little cabal." (the treason caucus)

Capitol riot committee subpoenas coup PowerPoint author Phil Waldron : politics
Roger Stone appears before Jan. 6 panel and pleads the Fifth : politics
Donald Trump Jr baselessly claims Meadows texts were edited by Jan 6 committee : politics

Jim Jordan helped plot the coup. Now hes in line to be one of the most powerful members of Congress.
Jim Jordan concedes he sent controversial Jan. 5 text to Meadows : politics
Trump's coup accomplices in Congress: The House Freedom Caucus is a major problem : politics (Treason Caucus)
CNN Exclusive: Jan 6 investigators believe Nov. 4 text pushing strategy to undermine election came from Rick Perry

Trump ally Straka has provided potentially significant information - POLITICO Prosecutors have asked for a 30-day sentencing delay so that his new evidence can be properly evaluated ... Brandon Straka ... (Let's go to jail Branddon!)

Judge: Lack of charges for Trump over Jan. 6 is no basis for leniency for others - POLITICO Florida man who admitted to throwing fire extinguisher and plank at police gets toughest sentence yet in Capitol riot.
Trump Rioter Who Attacked Cops With Fire Extinguisher Gets Longest Jan. 6 Sentence Yet | HuffPost Latest News Capitol rioter Robert Scott Palmer, known to online sleuths as #FloridaFlagJacket, was arrested by the FBI 12 days after he was named in a HuffPost story.
Capitol rioter sentenced to more than five years, toughest penalty yet for anyone sentenced in insurrection - The Boston Globe
Capitol rioter gets 5 years in jail after throwing fire extinguisher at police : news

Congress Oks bill giving Capitol Police power to call troops : politics
Capitol attack insurrectionists flock to fundraising websites to raise defense funds : politics

Trumps Great Escape (Garland does nothing, ever)
Ex-Fox News editor slams former colleagues over Jan. 6 attack: "they created that space" : politics

Mitch McConnell Rips Horrendous Jan. 6 Riot, Says Public Needs To Know'What Happened
GOP blows off Trumps bid to oust McConnell

Bigger Holes Keep Appearing in the Big Lie
Republicans are plotting to destroy democracy from within : politics

Delaware judge rejects Fox News motion to dismiss lawsuit : politics
Dominion Voting wins key decision in lawsuit against Fox News : news
Dominion win key decision over Fox in defamation lawsuit. : PoliticalHumor

Now I really want to eat a gingerbread person - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kanye West's 'Independent' Campaign Was Secretly Run by GOP Elites
Ugly Dark Twisted Fantasy - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Herschel Walkers campaign falsely claimed he graduated from college

Beware the extremist, dangerous and unconstitutional constitutional sheriffs

Trump invokes antisemitic tropes while discussing his support for Israel - POLITICO Theyre Jewish people that run The New York Times, the former president said, alleging that the paper hates Israel
Trump says American Jews 'no longer love Israel' because of Biden, Obama and the 'Jewish people' who run the New York Times | Daily Mail Online
The most anti-Semitic president in history.
He tells it like it is! - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... invoking problematic tropes ... "I'll ell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country." ... "It used to be that Israel had absolute power over Congress, and today I think its the exact opposite. And I think Obama and Biden did that" ... In case you dont keep tabs on this kind of thing, this kind of thing is just pretty much the standard white Protestant evangelical script concerning the problematic status of Jews, in America and the Middle East, as the longed for End Times approach. (when properity AK47 Jesus kills all the evil Jews and gives all the Satangelicals a McMansion in Heaven) ... None of the information in this post is going to have the slightest effect on any of that, which is a new testament to how far around the bend this country has now gone.

FDA says abortion pills can be sent by mail : politics
Mifepristone and the future of abortion access - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Judge rejects Purdue Pharmas opioid settlement that would protect the Sackler family
Turning mountains into oceans, putting people on the moon - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... By starting a generation before Richard, Keefe really emphasizes how obscenely wealthy the Sacklers were before Oxycontin, and how ludicrously fraudulent the hard-sell of the powerful opioid as a drug with little risk of addiction was.

What would happen if blue states stopped paying for red states? : politics

Tuckers Fake Graph Shows Women Pushed Men Out of Their Jobs

Why America Is at War Over the History of Slavery | GQ Wesley Lowery and Clint Smith discuss the battle happening about how we tell the story of this country

A White teacher taught White students about White privilege. It cost him his job. Amid a growing furor over critical race theory, Matthew Hawn told his high school students in rural Kingsport, Tenn., that White privilege is 'a fact'

Parents demand rule changes after transgender swimmer smashes records : news

Report: 3-year-old boy dies after shooting himself in head at Beaufort Co. home : news

New York Times fires Wirecutter editor accused of leaving profane voicemails for gun rights group - Erin Marquis, a staffer for the popular product-review site, had also lashed out at a gun-rights organization on Twitter.

Boston Police Bought Spy Tech With a Pot of Money Hidden From the Public : politics TL;DR: Boston Police use seized money to buy equipment to spy on you, and they dont have to tell anyone because it didntcome out of the budget.

School Shooting, Bombing Threats Promising Nationwide Attacks Circulate On TikTok, Social Media : worldnews

Fentanyl overdoses become No. 1 cause of death among US adults, ages 18-45: 'A national emergency'

Franklin woman allegedly murdered by ex-husband who set house on fire - The Boston Globe

Williams-Sonoma says Wayfair is stealing its furniture designs - The Boston Globe

A Guide To Red Flags In A Relationship (mostly men)

Why social-emotional learning isnt enough to help students today

u/ItsSpeltWrongMate explains how to handle scientific consensus. : bestof

Generators poison thousands of people a year. The U.S. has failed to force safety changes. Portable generators, which emit carbon monoxide, are among the deadliest consumer products. Two decades after the government identified the danger, people are left vulnerable by a system that lets the industry regulate itself.

Significant amounts of waterfound in Mar's massive version of the Grand Canyon

Hundreds of dinosaur footprints uncovered in Poland : worldnews

Do insects have an immune system?

What is a healthy behavior that people shame others for? : AskReddit

Whats a sign someone didnt grow mentally after high school?

TIL in 2019, a man went missing during a skiing trip in upstate New York, only to be found 6 days later in California wearing ski gear with no memory of how he got there. : todayilearned

Eric Clapton successfully sues a woman selling a Bootleg Live CD on eBay for $11. She faces a 6 figure fine or prison time if she doesnt take the listing off.

Men of Reddit: How can us women compliment you, appreciate you without giving you the impression that we are flirting? : AskReddit

a question for men of reddit: Have you ever heard a delusional statement about mens anatomy coming from a girl? If yes, then what was it?

Whats surprised you the most about the pandemic?

What is something that was used heavily in the year 2000, but it's almost never used today? : AskReddit

Special Report: Amazon partnered with China propaganda arm | Reuters
Facebook whistleblower fears Metas plan for the metaverse

Interesting deep-dive into Reddit-moderation and its consequences : videos


La Palma volcano comes to stop: It is not emitting lava, nor sulfur dioxide, nor registering seismic activity

Israeli firm uses air and water to store solar energy for nighttime : worldnews

Mapping the worlds oil and gas pipelines Every day the world consumes some 100 million barrels of oil and 60 million equivalent barrels of natural gas.

Nations renew talks on killer robots as deal hopes narrow

There are currently 488 media professionals imprisoned around the world, the highest number since Reporters Without Borders began counting more than 25 years ago, the NGO announced Thursday. : worldnews

MA COVID-19 Update as of December 16, with daily cases & restrictions. Latest estimate: 5,883 new cases | 30 new deaths (image with the interactive data dashboard) : CoronavirusMa
5,883 confirmed cases and 30 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Hospital group boss cites terrifying increasein COVID-19 patients in Mass.

I have never seen such bad behavior in my life: Restaurants grapple with host of challenges heading into second pandemic winter

With Omicron in full force, NYC to hand out masks, tests

Omicron found to grow 70 times faster than Delta in bronchial tissue : worldnews ... also found that the new variant grew 10 times slower in lung tissue,
Study (currently under peer review) shows Omnicron to be highly infectious, but more reminiscent of a common cold than the other COVID variants due to staying in the nose/throat, and not delving deep into the lungs. : worldnews
Omicron May Require Fourth Vaccine Dose, Pfizer Says : worldnews
What makes omicron spread so quickly? A new study offers a tantalizing clue : Goats and Soda : NPR : worldnews ... TL;DR the modified spike protein allows it to more easily enter cells, resulting in a much higher viral load, notably within the respiratory tract. More virons in your respiratory tract = breathing more virons into your environment = greater likelihood of finding a new host.

CDC panel recommends Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over Johnson & Johnson shot - The Boston Globe

Unvaccinated Covid Patients Push Hospital Systems Past the Brink

Attorney General Jeff Landry sues Gov. John Bel Edwards over COVID vaccine in schools | State Politics | Attorney General Jeff Landry and a Republican state lawmaker filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block Gov. John Bel Edwards from adding the COVID-19 vaccines to the list of shots students are required to receive to attend schools and universities. ... A bipartisan panel voted 13-2 last week to reject the rule, but state statutes give the governor final say.

Magenta changed her mind on vaccines after 12 days in ICU, the "most horrible experience of [her] life," and wants her friends to stop the "research" and get the shot. She's convinced at least one person & gotten a heavily pro-vax response to her post. : HermanCainAward
Update: Dead Weight Dead : HermanCainAward
If only the rapture had taken this nominee and his family before they got COVID. #saynotothejab #wecantbesilenced : HermanCainAward
Red really hates President Biden, Democrats, and vaccines. Now hes really going to hate his time in the hospital
"Betty Lou" played Russian roulette with her life, and lost : HermanCainAward

Israel to give 1 million coronavirus vaccines to African countries : worldnews

Facing new COVID wave, staff at a French hospital say: "we're exhausted'

German police uncover plot by anti-vaxxer group to murder pro-vaccine mandate governor-arrest 6 : worldnews

Ancient Greek drug could cut COVID-19 deaths - Israeli scientist : worldnews ... Saffron ...

South Koreas biggest dairy brand has been forced to apologise over an advert depicting women as cows.

North Korea executes citizens for watching K-pop videos, says Seoul-based NGO : worldnews
North Korea has tried to stop leaks to the outside world about its public executions in recent years, suggesting Pyongyang may be responding to international scrutiny of its human rights record : worldnews

Taiwan will support Lithuania in face of intimidation from China, envoy says : worldnews
Lithuania evacuates its embassy in China : worldnews

China Tells Evergrande to Prioritize Paying Workers, Suppliers : worldnews
China Becomes Third Country To Develop Floating Nuclear Reactor; Claims It Can Withstand The RarestOf Rare Storms
Xi Jinping backs Vladimir Putin against US, NATO on Ukraine : worldnews
As Biden threatens Russia sanctions, Putin seeks trade alliance with Chinas Xi

Russia floats idea of rapid security talks, new Biden-Putin call : worldnews
Russian Politician Calls for Kidnapping of U.S. Congressman on Live TV : worldnews
Congressman Responds to Russian Kidnapping Threat: Fuck Around and Find Out
Bomb injures 12 at Russian school; ex-student suspected : worldnews ... A religious school run by nuns and priests where the kids where heavily abused, beaten, raped, starved..
In A Single Day, The U.S. Air Force Flew Almost Half Of Its Best Available Spy Planes Near Russia : worldnews

Indian Cabinet clears push to raise marriage age of women from 18 to 21 bringing it at par with marriage age for men : worldnews (Muslims have their own "act")

177,000 Pakistani children die before fifth birthday from malnutrition: minister : worldnews

Taliban spokesman says women must have the right to education and to work ... Cooking, cleaning, and childcare. Serving all your husbands needs. And being invisible. So much education and work to do.
Karzai says he invited Taliban into Kabul to protect its people : worldnews

Turkey to set free or discounted water tariffs as part of human right to water : worldnews

Four children dead and several critically injured after jumping castle blown into air in Tasmania : worldnews

Ethiopia: New wave of atrocities in Western Tigray : worldnews

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned Malis military rulers not to accept Russias Wagner mercenaries, saying a deal would divert needed funds and further destabilize the African country

US Navy warship fires laser weapon to destroy floating target in Gulf of Aden where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have used bomb-laden drone boats to attack ships : worldnews
U.S. military shoots down drone near U.S. base in Syria | A second drone that came near the at base flew away. U.S. officials said they believe the incident and an earlier attack on the base are linked to Iran or Iranian-backed groups. : worldnews

Iran backs down over atom plant monitoring, lets UN replace nuclear sites damaged cameras

Ukraine fears that Russian invasion could lead to World War 3 : worldnews
Russia could invade us in the blink of an eye, Ukrainian foreign minister warns
Fraud Conviction Appears to Reveal Russian Troop Deployment in East Ukraine - The Moscow Times : worldnews
Russian court verdict confirms the presence of Russian troops in the East of Ukraine in a case concerning bribery and theft among the Russian military in Ukraine : worldnews
EU to warn Vladimir Putin of massive consequences of invading Ukraine

Same-sex parents and their children must be recognised as a family across whole EU, rules court : worldnews

Dutch MP ordered to delete tweets comparing COVID unvaccinated to Jews in Holocaust : worldnews

Documents show Italy ignored warnings ahead of 1982 terror attack on Rome synagogue : worldnews

Several miles of trucks queued up near British Port of Dover : worldnews

Colombian forces committed serious abuses duringprotests: UN

All from US missionary group freed in Haiti, police say - The Boston Globe

Canada moves to end ban on gay men donating blood after 30 years : worldnews
More patients granted psilocybin exemption by federal government : worldnews

4 women testified at Ghislaine Maxwels trial that they were sexually abused. Heres what they said

Lee Harvey Oswald met KGB officer in Mexico City shortly before JFK assassination, new documents reveal : worldnews

Opinion: Despite excessively gloomy coverage, Bidens accomplishments are significant

Good to Know That Universal Pre-K Is a Threat to Our Economic Stability But $768 Billion for Bombs Isn't | This has been insane for so long that it looks like sanity by now. : politics

White House unveils plan to replace every lead pipe in the U.S. : politics (including republican brains)

Joe Biden fires warning shot at GOP over midterms: We're going to win

John Hickenlooper urges Senate to change filibuster to protect voting rights : politics
Study Confirms How Citizens United Made 'Mockery' of Campaign Finance Rules : politics Study Confirms How Citizens United Made Mockery of Campaign Finance Rules
With Asinine Filibuster Defense, Sinema Imperils Last-Ditch Voting Rights Push
Kyrsten Sinema boldly fights her own party to save another tax break for the rich

Build Back Better Verges on Collapse as Manchin Attempts to Kill Child Tax Credit | "Put the bill on the floor and make him explain that he voted it down because he wanted to cut all of the money for families with children," suggested one progressive commentator. : politics
Biden Restarting Loan Repayment Is a Betrayal to His Voters : politics

The current Supreme Court's partisan moment rivals Bush v. Gore : politics
Elizabeth Warren Announces Support For Expanding The Supreme Court : politics
Elizabeth Warren blasts Republican hijacking of the Supreme Court and supports adding at least 4 more justices to the bench

Rep. Schiff: GOP seems to be putting in place apparatus for overturning 2024 election : politics

Analysis: How the January 6 committee finally exposed Trumps empire of lies
Capitol Riot Committee Weighs Whether Trump Obstructed Congress : politics
Liz Cheney might be onto something with criminal charges for Trump, legal experts say : politics
The latest revelations about Meadows and Trumps coup-plotting aren't a scandal -- theyre a five-alarm fire
The Attempted Republican Coup Should Be the Democrats' Leading Message : politics
The Meadows Texts May Be the Watergate Tapes of the 1/6 Inquiry : politics (it worked several times)
The Authoritarian Caucus - Lawyers, Guns & Money No surprising names on this list, of course, but a group of House members was closely working with Trump to try to make him dictator:
Meadows texts show Trump did what GOP (falsely) claimed Clinton did in Benghazi
Role as Trumps gatekeeper puts Meadows in legal jeopardy and at odds with Trump
The Chilling Lesson of Mark Meadows Text Messages

January 6 rioter charged with assaulting Capitol police in fight that left officer unconscious : politics

Jim Jordan Has Been Teed Up Properly By the January 6 Committee : politics
Congressman Jim Jordan sent plans for Capitol attack to Mark Meadows : politics
Congressman Rips Traitor Jim Jordan Over Jan. 5 Text: Why Is Anybody Surprised?
Jim Jordan, Once Tapped to Serve on 1/6 Committee, Now Identified in Mark Meadows Text : politics
Jim Jordan Is a Traitor Over Mark Meadows Texts, Says Fellow Congressman
Rep. Louie Gohmert sued then-Vice President Mike Pence on Dec. 27. Donald Trumps involvement in the case remains unclear.
A theory: How Trumps Jan. 6 coup plan worked, how close it came, why it failed | Will BunchThe planned coup nearly worked, but leftists stayed home and likely thwarted plans to call in troops to aid insurrectionists.
The Paperwork Coup : A much more dangerous insurrection was under way in the inboxes of Trump's inner circle in the weeks before January 6.

Opinion: The bulldogs of Benghazi roll over for insurrectionists : politics
Is There a Smoking Gun in the January 6th Investigation? | The New Yorker As the Democrats discover what Mark Meadows, Donald Trump, and others did, experts say they must also enact reforms to safeguard democracywhile they still control Congress

McConnell on January 6 probe: It will be interesting to reveal all the participants that were involved
Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Mitch McConnell Bidens b**ch

More Georgia Secretary of States office officials interviewed by Jan. 6 committee

Republicans belief in Trump's Big Lie holds steady as confidence in U.S. elections dips
The US system is no match for Donald Trump | Financial Times

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he spent $25 million to push false pro-Trump election claims: I will spend whatever it takes

Paul Gosars chief of staff tried to intercept a plane rumored to be full of fake votes for Biden: court docs

Fox News news hosts knew that Trumps lies were liesand they amplified them anyhow.

Ten minutes of dishonest fury, presented to an audience of millions - The Washington Post (Fucker Dipshit and his endless lies)

Opinion: A judge is restraining the New York Times from reporting on Project Veritas. That sets a dangerous precedent. : politics

Prosecutor Going After Antifa Peddled Antisemitic George Soros Conspiracies | San Diego DA Summer Stephan, who is bringing a conspiracy case against leftist protesters, once paid for a website that accused George Soros of funding anti-fascists. : politics
San Diego Prosecutor Going After Antifa Once Peddled Antisemitic George Soros Conspiracies - San Diego DA Summer Stephan, who is bringing a conspiracy case against leftist protesters, once paid for a website that accused George Soros of funding anti-fascists.

How would you feel if your mother had aborted you? Easy. Id feel nothing. (w

Greg Abbotts Promise to Eliminate Rape Is Holding Up About as Well as You'd Expect

Gov. Ron DeSantis quotes Martin Luther King Jr. while proposing a Florida bill allowing parents to sue schools that teach critical race theory : politics

Ah those were simpler times... : PoliticalHumor

Kathryn Murdoch Plans $100M Fight for Media Ethics, Contrast With Fox : politics - Kathryn Murdoch is a former communications executive who married Murdochs second son James. She told the Financial Times that the couple had invested a total of $100 million dollars into their family foundation Quadrivium.

US regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill - The Boston Globe
F.D.A. Will Permanently Allow Abortion Pills by Mail; The decision will broaden access to medication abortion, an increasingly common method, but many conservative states are already mobilizing against it. : politics

Longtime CNN producer John Griffin's devices seized 17 months before child sex trafficking arrest - Nevada complaint alleges 9-year-old was left with Griffin alone when mother was hospitalized after BDSM tryst

A Wayfair sex trafficking lie pushed by QAnon hurt real kids - Washington Post An Internet mob wanted to rescue a 13-year-old girl. Instead, they terrified her, derailed real trafficking investigations and incited save the children violence.

Six Bay Area Men Arrested For a Staggering 70 Attacks on Asian Women The suspects allegedly targeted Asian women exclusively, according to the Santa Clara DA, and had a pattern of attacking women walking alone to their cars.

More Americans than usual have been changing parties. Why? - The Washington Post

Migration out of U.S. cities did not grow during the pandemic | Pew Research Center

Someone Offered 'Harvard' Jobs to Known Women in India. It Was a Scam. - The New York Times

What A Moran Flanagan : Caitlin Moran's Flanagan's presence in The Discourse has long confused me. She's dishonest and very dumb, but like that dishonest and dumb friend in a group that everyone feels obligated to humor and praise. Except they aren't just humoring and praising her, they're paying her lots of money to write nonsense for the rest of us.

How Ashley Bidens Diary Made Its Way to Project VeritasNew details shed light on the federal investigation into the conservative groups acquisition last year of a journal kept by the presidents daughter ... At the same time, another effort was underway in secret to try to expose the contents of a diary kept the previous year by Mr. Bidens daughter, Ashley Biden, as she underwent treatment for addiction.
FIVE members of Joe Biden's family have been to rehab for drug or alcohol abuse | Daily Mail Online
Biden blames Hunters addiction on family: Heres the full list of members who've been in rehab
Ashley Biden Diary Reveals Child Sex Trauma, Drug Abuse, Resentment For Joe

Chris Noth Accused of Sexual Assault by Two Women -- gered by the recent Sex and the City reboot, the women allege two incidents of misconduct they say took place more than a decade apart.
Peloton Removes Viral Chris Noth Ad After Sexual Assault Allegations

Florida man challenges mask policy on flight by wearing womens underwear on his face

This is how you can be arrested for DUI -- even if you're stone cold sober : videos

A 16-year-old high school football player was brutally beaten in what his family called a 'bizarre' and 'heinouos' act. 3 of his classmates have been charged in his attack.

Pennsylvania revises Confederate markers, recasts forces as "enemy" soldiers

How Email Bombing Uses Spam to Hide an Attack
What Is Email Bombing or Subscription Bombing? - AlpineWeb Design
Fraudster trickEmail spam attack
Beware - Online account hacked, order buried in intentional spam. : personalfinance
Suddenly Buried in Spam? You Might Have Been Hacked | Search Commander, Inc.

Quantum physics requires imaginary numbers to explain reality. Theories based only on real numbers fail to explain the results of two new experiments. To explain the real world, imaginary numbers are necessary, according to a quantum experiment performed by a team of physicists. : science

My 7-year-old nephew has taken up drumming. Who are some great drummers I can show him for inspiration? : Music

u/JessBS27 and u/truecolormix explain what it's like getting an abortion in states like Kansas and Wisconsin : bestof

Reddit files to go public : news

Gmail accounts are used in 91% of all baiting email attacks : technology

The metaverse has a groping problem already. A woman was sexually harassed on Metas VR social media platform. Shes not the first -- and won't be the last.


Nasas solar probe touches sun for first time, dives into unexplored atmosphere

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world: an important climatic indicator has been misreported by a factor of two : worldnews
38 C temperature in Siberia smashed Arctic heat record, UN agency confirms : worldnews

James Webb: A $10bn machine in search of the end of darkness : worldnews

Elon Musk tweets that SpaceX will start program to pull carbon dioxide in atmosphere and use it as rocket fuel : worldnews

Amazons plastic waste soars by a third amid pandemic, report finds (Bezos, not the river)

Wind power becomes Spains leading energy source for 2021

Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture | Kenya : worldnews

Fall in fertility rates may be linked to fossil fuel pollution, finds study : worldnews
Sex ratio of babies linked to pollution and poverty indicators | Environment | The Guardian Study finds some pollutants are correlated with higher levels of boys and others with more girls

New report finds Europes top 20 meat and dairy firms collectively cause more greenhouse gas emissions than the whole of Ireland and the Netherlands combined : worldnews

At least 89 killed by mystery disease as WHO deploys task force amid fears of outbreak | The ministry of health in South Sudan has reported fast-spreading illness in the northern town of Fangak, in the Jonglei state, which local scientists havent been able to identify.

Researchers ponder why Fridays tornadoes led to so many deaths, despite ample warning
Wind storm with derecho, rare Minnesota tornado threat in central U.S - The Washington Post Winds have gusted over 90 mph in 8 states. Parts of Iowa see first December tornadoes on record.

MA COVID-19 Data 12/15/21 : CoronavirusMa
Unofficial Daily Update for 2021-12-15. 5,133 new cases. : CoronavirusMa
5,133 confirmed cases and 27 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

NY with less Covid than MA mandates masks indoors statewide . MA cannot be bothered. : massachusetts
As Omicron outbreak increases, colleges are recalculating pandemic risks - The Boston Globe
163,000 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by vaccination since June 2021, when safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines were widely available to all adults in the U.S. : HermanCainAward

Opinion | Our playbook to fight covid-19 is outdated. Here are 10 updates for 2022. - The Washington Post

A study of the impact of national face mask laws on Covid-19 mortality in 44 countries with a combined population of nearly a billion people found that -- over time ---the increase in Covid-19 related deaths was significantly slower in countries that imposed mask laws compared to countries that did not.

Met Opera to Mandate Booster Shots for Staff and Audiences - The New York Times It is the first major performing arts institution to require boosters, as concern mounts over rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. The rule will take effect Jan. 17.

Michigan Sheriff Seeks Charges for Woman Who Called Out Anti-Maskers : news
Deadline Detroit | Attack on free speech? Michigan sheriff seeks charges for woman who called out anti-maskers The Livingston County SheriffsOffice is seeking criminal charges against a Howell woman who took to Twitter to criticize recent public meeting comments by anti-maskers who describe themselves as nurses.
Kasey Helton on Twitter: "The Livingston County Sheriff Department has filed a criminal complaint against me related to the Twitter posts I made this week about the nurses who publicly spread health misinformation. (THREAD)" / Twitter

How much would you have to be paid to read this book? - Lawyers, Guns & Money What if you were also required to write a review? What if the review required actually reading it as opposed to faking having read it, i.e., the normal book review? (Berenson and oh look, RJK yes I'm an insane liar Jr.)
It's not a lie if it confirms your reactionary priors - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more from the Atlantic, this time Caitlin "yes I'm an idiot" Flanadoodle)

Moderna vaccine no match for omicron except with booster, study finds : Shots : science
Scientists see a really, really tough winter with Omicron
Omicron Is About to Overwhelm Us The new COVID variant has all the makings of a massive wave.

Pfizer Covid pill near 90% effective, works on Omicron : worldnews

Zero Sinovac vaccine takers had sufficient antibodies for Omicron in HK study : worldnews (Xi-vax useless)
J&J Shot Loses Antibody Protection Against Omicron in Study : worldnews

"Omicron is a grave threat," UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid told members of Parliament, saying the strain was already estimated to be infecting 200,000 people a day in the U.K. "Scientists have never seen a COVID-19 variant that is capable of spreading so rapidly." : worldnews

Canada to advise citizens against non-essential international travel due to Omicron variant : worldnews ... US: Covid monthly deaths are like a years worth of flu deaths.Covid in a year is like a decades worth of car crashes.

Denmark and Norway rush in stricter Covid measures as cases soar : worldnews

COVID digest: German hospitals say no need for lockdowns : worldnews

The pandemic effect: more Koreans obese : worldnews

AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020 | Amazon : worldnews

I'll be dead before I let them put a microchip (aka mark of the beast) in my body! He was right.
Anti-vaxxer gets elected to town council, catches COVID, decides it's scary, and shits all over her overwhelmed county health department. : HermanCainAward
False prophets: When preachers defy COVID -- and then it kills them
Pa Triot had a passion for life. Decided to take his chances with Covid without taking the vaccine. Some friends tried to talk him out of his stance, and failed in their task. : HermanCainAward
Magenta changed her mind on vaccines after 12 days in ICU, the "most horrible experience of [her] life," and wants her friends to stop the "research" and get the shot. She's convinced at least one person & gotten a heavily pro-vax response to her post. : HermanCainAward

Vietnam returns remains of two missing US soldiers : worldnews
Vietnam jails dissident journalist for 9 years over anti-state acts

Japan admits overstating some government economic data for years : worldnews
Japanese workerstreatment at US bases raises Defense Ministry responsibility questions
Japanese researchers create a vaccine against getting old ... Check mate antivaxers

North Korea escapees say executions continue, including for viewing banned videos : worldnews

Nearly 90,000 Hong Kongers apply for new British resettlement visa : worldnews
Hundreds trapped after fire in Hong Kongs World Trade Centre

Leaked documents link Huawei to Chinas domestic spying in Xinjiang
U.S. House Passes Bill To Block Chinese Imports Over Uyghur Abuses : worldnews

Russia told to pay compensation to woman whose hands were cut off : worldnews (state-sanctioned machoness)
European human rights court urges Russia to tackle "staggering scale" of domestic violence : worldnews

An Uttar Pradesh plastic surgeon performs 37,000 surgeries to make kids smile : worldnews

The UN has said there are "credible allegations" of more than 100 extrajudicial killings in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power in August, with most blamed on the country's new rulers : worldnews
The Taliban say theyll kill me if they find me: a female reporter still on the run speaks out
After Taliban Return, Afghan Women Face Old Pressures From Fathers, Brothers - WSJ Family dynamics are changing as some men assert their power. Nothing scares me more than my father. Not even theTaliban.
God Will Take Revenge: Afghan Father Of 3-Year-Old US Drone Strike Killed - US will not punish troops : worldnews
Afghanistan receives second batch of China-donated winter supplies : worldnews

Saudi Arabia says ready to normalise ties with Israel ... only if Israel allows for an independent Palestinian state as per the 2002 resolution presented by Saudi Arabia to Israel.

US holding off on reopening Jerusalem consulate amid strong pushback from Israel ... the Biden administration has effectively shelved its effort to resurrect the de facto mission to the Palestinians shuttered by former president Donald Trump in 2019.

Putin makes repeated calls for immediate NATO talks
Ukraine allows foreign forces to join planned 2022 military drills : worldnews

Europes high speed rail network is about to get bigger, faster and cheaper, under new EU plans

"Shameful": Auschwitz-style banner at Polish COVID vaccine protest condemned : worldnews

Anti-gay Hungarian politician resigns after getting caught at 20-man homosexual orgy in Belgium

German police raids target anti-vaxxer murder plot against state leader
Russian government ordered murder of Chechen in Berlin, German court rules : worldnews
Gas prices near record highs as Berlin rejects pipeline from Russia : worldnews

A gold - medal - winning Olympian acknowledged having a sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl but denies coercion, prosecutor says : worldnews

U.K. highest court rules against gender-neutral passports : worldnews

Haitis death toll from fireball exploding from overturned petrol tanker rises to 75 as fuel shortages, prices cripple country

US Offers $5 Million Reward for Chinese Fentanyl Smuggler Linked to Sinaloa Cartel, Chuen Yip : worldnews
Mexico City on the verge of banning bullfighting : worldnews

Canada apologises for military sexual misconduct - BBC News : worldnews

A terrible tragedy: US passes 800,000 Covid deathshighest in the world

Theres Always More Money for the Pentagon

JFK documents: Biden administration expected to release some previously classified JFK assassination documents - CNNPolitics
JFK Assassination Records - 2021 Additional Documents Release | National Archives
National Archives releases nearly 1,500 secret documents related to JFK assassination : politics

Expand the Supreme Court - The Boston Globe I don't come to this conclusion lightly or because I disagree with a particular decision; I come to this conclusion because I believe the current court threatens the democratic foundations of our nation. By Elizabeth Warren

Julian Assange extradition could mean even more legal trouble for Donald Trump : politics
Eric Trump says his family wasn't smart enough to collude with Russia despite numerous unexplained contacts with Moscow

Democracy Is Under Attack: 200+ State Lawmakers Tell Senate to Delay Recess to Pass Voting Rights

Biden set to surpass Trump in first-year judicial nominees; a window into a major Democratic push : politics

Republicans Who Assailed Bidens Stimulus Bill Are Embracing the Money

Congress and top Capitol Hill staff have violated the STOCK Act hundreds of times. But the consequences are minimal, inconsistent, and not recorded publicly. : politics
Congress makes it nearly impossible to investigate whether its aides are violating financial conflict-of-interest laws. We went and did it anyway. : politics
Pelosi rejects stock-trading ban for members of Congress: We are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that ("everyone does inside-trading," the crooked dumbass bitch said)

D.C. Attorney General Uses the KKK Act of 1871 to Sue Proud Boys and Oath Keepers Over 'Gutless' Jan. 6 Attack

The military-intelligence veterans who helped lead Trumps campaign of disinformation

The GOP plotted to overturn the 2020 election before it was even over - The Washington Post
Its always dismaying when false claims that were previously debunked turn up as accepted facts months later. Yet, increasingly, Fox News hosts and their guests appear to live in a world untethered by the truth.
Opinion: The lawyer behind the Trump coup memo unmasks the absurdity of the coverup
Trump Found Crucial Support in Congress as He Fought to Stay in Power - The New York Times Meadows and the Band of Loyalists: How They Fought to Keep Trump in Power

House finds Mark Meadows in contempt over defiance of Jan. 6 committee subpoena : politics

A member of Congress apologized to Mark Meadows for not overturning the election on January 6 : I'm sorry nothing worked
Jim Jordan sent one of the texts revealed by January 6 committee : politics
The Federalist Outs Jordan As Meadows Texter While Trying To Defend Him
Jim Jordan sent one of the texts revealed by January 6 committee - CNNPolitics
Jim Jordan admits texting Meadows encouraging Pence to throw out some electoral college votes : politics
The Federalist Outs Jordan As Meadows Texter While Clumsily Trying To Defend Him : politics
In new book, Mark Meadows confirms Trump Bible photo-op was Ivanka's idea

Finally, Everyone Is Talking about Trump's Obstruction on January 6 - emptywheel

Fox News's shaky veneer collapses
Fox News hosts blast House committee for releasing their Jan. 6 text messages to Meadows : politics
Text-gate fallout: Hannity, Ingraham and Don Jr. unveiled as whiny MAGA wimps! : politics
Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham focused much of their criticism on Rep. Liz Cheney, a GOP member of the Jan. 6 committee.
Bannon, Gaetz call for "shock troops" to take control of government if Trump returns in '24
North Carolina Man Gets 28-Month Sentence For Threatening To Shoot Nancy Pelosi

PolitiFact | The 2021 Lie of the Year: Lies about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and its significance
A behind-the-scenes look at PolitiFacts Lie of the Year
Marjorie Taylor Green perversely says Trump texts show he shoulders no blame in Capitol riot : politics

Trump tax records can be released by Treasury Department to House, judge rules : politics
Trump tells court he will appeal ruling that would allow the House to obtain his tax returns : politics

The Supreme Court Is Playing Constitutional Calvinball : politics

Trump Rang in Birthday by Inflating Golf Clubs Value by $42 Million

Leaked audio reveals white supremacists partnership with prominent anti-abortion movement

Democrat fires back after report of Russian politician calling for his abduction : politics

After Kentucky devastation, critics seize on Rand Pauls recordopposing disaster bills
After he asked Biden to help his own state of Kentucky, Rand Paul lashed out at critics who brought up his history of opposing disaster relief bills : politics

Project Veritas nearly doubled its funding in 2020 while amplifying baseless election fraud claims : politics

Recreating Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money John Robertsdismissal of the Voting Rights Act because racism is dead sure does hold up to the test of time!

Lauren Boebert accused of parroting QAnon conspiracy with tweet about missing children : politics

Louisiana Judge on Family Using Racial Slurs in Home Video: Sorry, I Was Sedated : politics (and all my racism came out)
On a story about a judge throwing around anti-black slurs : PoliticalHumor

Judge orders that Embry-Riddle student remain held without bond, saying he poses a threat : news

Retailers say thefts are at crisis level. The numbers say otherwise - Los Angeles Times Rachel Michelin, president of the California Retailers Assn., told the San Jose Mercury News that in San Francisco and Oakland alone, businesses lose $3.6 billion to organized retail crime each year. That would mean retail gangs steal nearly 25% of total sales in San Francisco and Oakland combined, which amounted to around $15.5 billion in 2019, according to the state agency that tracks sales tax. Can that be right? In a word: no.

Former Houston cop who thought A/C repairman was a voter fraud mastermind indicted on felony assault charge ... He told police they would find hundreds of thousands of ballots in the repairmans truck. They found only air conditioning parts and tools. Aguirre said he had been following the repairman for four days.

GOP gubernatorial candidates campaign video celebrates Minnesota with stock images from Eastern Europe ... In a recent campaign video by Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen

Leader of CAIR in Ohio was fired for spying for anti-Muslim hate group : NPR

Springfield Police Officer Bigda found not guilty on all charges : massachusetts You heard the jury, Folks - threatening to murder juveniles and frame them for crimes is apparently NOT ILLEGAL.

She Supported Her Child Being Trans. So They Were Separated.
Blue Springs School District owes $4 million to student ... Upon information and belief, Defendants do not speculate, inspect, or otherwise inquire as to the genitalia of other male students,

Childrens of Alabama reports 60% increase in pediatric firearm injuries this year

Charges Dropped Against Suspect in Miami-Dade Banquet Hall Mass Shooting : news

After governors veto, parents now must opt-in for students to learn about dating violence, child abuse

Man Lifts His Sleeping Ex-Girlfriends Eyelids to Unlock Her Phone, Stealing $24,000

The West Side Story Remake We Didnt Need

The writing is on the wall. Californias influence has peaked. (and then the comment karma came for always-wrong refuckHenry Olsen)

What are the humanities good for? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Jerry Rappaport was a great philanthropist and a developer who helped destroy a neighborhood (West End)

Scientists Just Found a Significant Volume of Water Inside Mars Grand Canyon

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Associated With Depression Risk in Longitudinal Study : science
B vitamins may raise risk of lung cancer in men who smoke - Harvard Health

A study suggested that "regular cannabis and cannabidiol users may have the same or better capacity for higher measures of anaerobic power output, and cannabis users may have the same or better capacity for higher measures of muscular strength." : science

A small UK study has found epileptic children treated with whole plant medicinal cannabis products displayed an 86 percent average reduction in seizure frequency. The researchers call for clinical trials to test whether whole plant products are better at treating epilepsy than CBD alone. : science

Proposed Changes in MA Cannabis Policy - Please submit your testimony ASAP- let your voice be heard! : bostontrees

Im a minor that need to leave their home

What do you wish wasnt so expensive?

Was reading a good self help book, looked up the author and he sexually assaulted children ._. Idk what to think about the book now : books

Which Conspiracy theory came out real? : AskReddit

(Serious) What is the most horrific thing youve ever personally witnessed?

Men, what are creepy things women do that usually goes unnoticed? : AskReddit

Ex-SpaceX Engineer Claims Elon Musk Is 'Sadistic,' Misogyny Is 'Rampant' : technology ... Gosh they will be telling us Bezos is a narcissistic dick head next... What, this guy?
Tesla sexual harassment lawsuits multiply as 6 more women sue Musk-led firm : technology


Crucial Antarctic ice shelf could fail within five years, scientists say - The Boston Globe - Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-sized frozen expanse that already contributes about 4% of annual global sea level rise ... Total collapse of Thwaites could result in several feet of sea level rise, scientists say, endangering millions of people in coastal areas. (bye-bye NVC + Boston)
Climate change has destabilized the Earths poles, putting the rest of the planet in perilNew research shows how rising temperatures have irreversibly altered both the Arctic and Antarctic. Ripple effects will be felt around the globe.

Arctic Destabilized By Rising Temperatures in the Climate Crisis The Arctic Is Vast and Wild and Possibly Broken Beyond Repair : There is something almost sacrilegious about destroying these places because we don't give enough of a damn.

Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN - The highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, 38C (100F) : worldnews

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 7.5 earthquake : worldnews

Bugs across globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds : worldnews

Russia has just vetoed a resolution admitting climate change is a threat to international peace : worldnews

Marineland charged with using dolphins and whales for unauthorized performances | : worldnews

December 14, 2021 5PM MPDH Update : CoronavirusMa
4,039 confirmed cases and 61 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Mass. reports 11,431 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases, raising total to 2 percent of fully vaccinated people - The Boston Globe

In the New England HHS region, Omicron has increased from 0.3% to 2.3% of sequenced cases, week over week : CoronavirusMa
Massachusetts wont reinstate mask mandate as covid cases rise
2 million free rapid, at-home COVID-tests to be distributed in Massachusetts : CoronavirusMa
Fidelity and Klaviyo close Boston offices over COVID concerns - Boston Globe : CoronavirusMa

US: Strong Majority of Adults Back Variety of Public Health Measures in Light of Omicron Variant, Including Travel Restrictions : CoronavirusMa
As predicted, the United States selective and porous travel ban failed. Revoke it now.

Omicron spreading rapidly in U.S., infections could peak in January, CDC warns - The Washington Post But federal and some pharmaceutical executives signal they do not currently favor revising vaccines, saying existing regimen plus boosters are effective
Across the World, Covid Anxiety and Depression Take Hold - The New York Times It is still unclear how much of a threat the fast-spreading Omicron variant poses, but fear and a sudden revival of restrictions have added to an epidemic of loneliness.

Kyle Griffin on Twitter: "NBC News: The U.S. has exceeded 50 million COVID cases since the start of the pandemic. One million new cases in 9 days. @NBCNews" / Twitter
How Much Longer? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Where I Live, No One Cares About COVIDOutside the world inhabited by the professional classes in a handful of major metropolitan areas, many Americans are leading their lives as if COVID is over (die rural fucks)
One cancelled right wing speaker is a tragedy; one million deaths is a statistic - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Huge shock that this guy is a reactionary Catholic, home schooling his kids ... Walther lives in a state whose ICUs are over-run with COVID cases, leading to burnt-out health care workers many preventable deaths from non-COVID causes).
Contrarian brain, an incurable condition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The atomistic consumer model for COVID response is bad in all of its forms - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Pfizer Announces Additional Phase 2/3 Study Results Confirming Robust Efficacy of Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment Candidate in Reducing Risk of Hospitalization or Death : worldnews
Pfizer Says Its Covid Pill, Paxlovid, Will Protect Against Severe Disease - The New York Times
Omicron is getting more defined - by Eric Topol
Many Omicron patients not as seriously ill as in previous Covid waves say doctors

First members of military are discharged for refusing COVID vaccine : politics

Actually Fight the Pandemic? That's Bad Politics for a Republican. Missouri's local health departments just found that out.

Cornell University shuts down Ithaca campus after surge of nearly 500 Covid-19 cases detected : news

Sister sending me blessings due to my impending death from the vaccine : QAnonCasualties
Update: Qanon parents have made me terrified of getting the vaccine. : QAnonCasualties

Brexit-voting areas of the UK have the highest COVID-19 death rate, study finds : science

Malaysia: Face mask mandate to stay for foreseeable future - Health Ministry : worldnews

Norway introduces new COVID restrictions, bans serving alcohol in bid to curb Omicron outbreak : worldnews

All aboard for a new track record! Travellers can now go all the way from Portugal to Singapore on the longest continuous railway journey in the world : worldnews

Philippine Duterte will retire from politics after his presidency : worldnews

Abe hints at Japans possible military role in Taiwan contingency
Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning : worldnews

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has dismissed a female employee who accused a male superior of raping her during a business trip, claiming she spread falsehoodsIt is one of the latest in a string of high-profile assault allegations against men in power, as Chinas #MeToo movement struggles (read Chinese-literate comments for bigger picture)
Chinese mum pays over US$150,000 to have perfect seven kids

Afghanistan: heroin and human trafficking are the only two sectors of the economy still thriving : worldnews (Fuckaban says ok under Sharia law)
Taliban rule marked by killings, denial of womens rights
U.S. drone strike that killed Afghan civilians will go unpunished, officials say : worldnews

Secret US unit nicknamed Talon Anvil bombed civilians at will

The ultra-violent cult that became a global mafia - BBC News - Black Axe a Nigerian student fraternity which evolved into a dreaded mafia-group

Israeli jets bombed chemical weapon sites in Syria - report : worldnews
Netanyahu: A grave mistake if Israel updated US before striking Iranian sites
Jews are disguising themselves as Muslims to pray on Temple Mount
Israels staunch evangelical allies shocked by Trumps outburst on Netanyahu (Fuckangelicals for Satan and "Bibleland")
Israeli request for speed up delivery of refueling jets rejected by U.S.

Belarus Opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years over protests : worldnews

Georgian authorities fail to produce autopsy 5 months after journalists death

Romania will tax its citizens for having a Netflix subscription (luxury tax) : worldnews

Same-sex parents and their children must be recognised as a family across whole EU, rules court : worldnews

Car carrying migrants crashes in Hungary, at least 7 dead | World News : worldnews

Boris braces for MP rebellion over latest COVID measures : worldnews
Were going to need a bigger Navy says UK Parliament Defence Committee
U.S. diplomats wife to face UK court hearing over fatal car crash
Woman who racially abused pub doorman on Birmingham night out jailed : worldnews

A police massacre: Colombian officers killed 11 during protests against police violence, report finds

Haiti: Fuel tanker explodes, dozens killed

Canada apologises for scourge of military sexual misconduct
Three Canadians with mental health conditions receive legal access to psilocybin mushrooms : worldnews

Major Survey Finds 100 Million Americans See US Healthcare System as "Expensive" or "Broken"

White House Says Restarting Student Loans Is High Priority Sparking Outrage (Biden's plan to lose the election and turn US in Refuck autocracy)

Denying Affordable Insulin to Millions of Americans Isn't 'Politics.' It's Sadism. The Obamacare fight brought Republicans to a whacked-out posture on healthcare they've been unable to shake.
Denying Affordable Insulin to Millions of Americans Isn't 'Politics.' It's Sadism. (more examples from redditors)

Meet the 25 wealthiest members of Congress : politics (Dems liead by 1 but refucks win in total money)

This tax loophole costs $180bn a decade. Why wont Democrats close it? ... lobbying by the private equity industry

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds | AP News

Cheney reveals multiple Fox News hosts texted Meadows Jan. 6 : politics (Traitor News was full in)
Cheney hints at criminal charges for Trump in panel vote to hold Mark Meadows in contempt - But perhaps the biggest news was that the vote was televised.
Calls for Ivankas January 6 texts to be released as Lindsey Graham reveals she was conduit to Trump (AH-HA)
Fox News host Laura Ingraham told Mark Meadows on January 6thatthe president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go homebut suggested Antifa was to blame hours later on her show
Donald Trump Jr. Texted Meadows Begging Dad to Give a Speech to Halt Capitol Riot : politics .. ,,, It says something when even Trumps most sycophantic son knew that things had gone too far ... I think it says something that DJT Jr doesn't have daddys phone number.
Meadows texts show Hannity, Don Jr. wanted Trump to stop Jan. 6 riot : politics
Analysis: Newly revealed text messages to Meadows undercut GOP whitewashing of the insurrection : politics ... The Coup Cucks Clan was definitely at the helm. No doubt.
The juicy Mark Meadows texts Liz Cheney just disclosed : politics
Mark MeadowsPersonal Cell Is Becoming a Personal Hell
Theyre flat-out lying - Don Lemon hammers Fox News hosts over Jan. 6 texts
Fox News Hosts Sent Texts to Meadows Urging Trump to Act as Jan. 6 Attack Unfolded - The New York Times
Mary Trump says her uncle was disappointed Jan. 6 riot didn't swork that day

Mark Meadows used his own cell phone, 2 personal Gmail accounts, and Signal for official White House business, Jan. 6 committee says : politics
House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Mark Meadows in contempt : politics
Two Jan. 6 Organizers Are Coming Forward and Naming Names: 'We're Turning It All Over'
Meadows evidence appears to implicate members of Congress in plots to flip state elections : politics
Mark Meadows Cant Stop Making Team Trump Look Incredibly Guilty | Trump's former chief of staff gave the January 6 committee a whole bunch of damning information before deciding not to cooperate.
I Compared the New January 6 Texts to Mark Meadows Book. Its Damning.
Mark Meadows: January 6 Committee Produces Evidence Supporting Contempt Resolution The Water Is Rising Fast Around Mark Meadows - The House January 6 committee has drawn up a list of observations about the then-White House chief of staff's behavior in support of a resolution to hold him in contempt of Congress.
American Conservatism Is a Rotting Whale Carcass on the Beach : The Mark Meadows texts provide the most conclusive evidence yet that this movement has infected democracy with the reek of death.
Jan. 6 rally organizers sue Verizon to stop release of cell phone records : politics
Release Trumps financial records to House, in accord with Jan. 6 ruling, congressional lawyers urge appeals court
6 ways to overturn an election, according to Team Trump memos | Memo madness: Trumps failed election coup was plotted and clearly documented by several people
But his emails - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Disturbing The Network - Lawyers, Guns & Money My colleague at Balloon Juice, Adam Silverman, makes an excellent observation: This contempt hearing is not just intended to hold Meadows in contempt, it is intended to disturb the network around Trump and see what happens without disrupting or taking down that network
Fascist-enabling network enables fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Meanwhile, the vile and disgusting Glenn Greenwald continues his non-stop propaganda for his fascist friends:

January 6: Washington, DC Attorney General Sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers There Are Parts of Our Republic That Still Have Some Fight Left in Them - The D.C. attorney general has formulated another response to January 6.

The Real Hoax - Persuasion There is ample evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. Heres how he convinced people otherwise.

Americas Anti-Democratic Movement .. The pushback within the Republican Party has been so weak that about 60 percent of Republican adults now tell pollsters that they believe the 2020 election was stolen

Trumps longtime accountant testifies to N.Y. grand jury in criminal probe
Trump Fraud Inquirys Focus: Did He Mislead His Own Accountants?

u/Captainnoboat lays out all the ways the GOP tried to steal the 2020 election with detailed links. : bestof

Judge rules citizen enforcement of Texas abortion law unconstitutional : politics

The Right Is Now Weaponizing Recall Elections at Every Level of Government : politics

Oh so now Rand Paul wants disaster aid from the federal government? : politics

It's No Mystery: Joe Manchin Represents the Monied Interests and Nobody Else | Joe Manchin, Republicans, and the Supreme Court are shafting working Americans. : politics

Elizabeth Warren slams Elon Musk's person of the year title, saying the tax code should be changed so he stops freeloading off everyone else

'This is a charade': Key Republican calls for end to election review

Paul Gosar Takes Credit for Covid Funding He Bashed as a Democrat Spending Bonanza

CNNs hiring of serial liar and Trump propagandist Alyssa Farah is a huge mistake - Farah's only relevant professional experience is promoting right-wing lies

Three Republican Residents of The Villages Arrested for Casting Multiple 2020 Votes

Why South Dakota teachers Dash for Cash felt so gross

Phillip Adams Had Stage 2 CTE Brain Injury When He Killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, 5 Others in Rock Hill Phillip Adams had Stage 2 CTE when he opened fire at a local family doctors home in South Carolina before turning the gun on himself, Boston University researchers found.

Kentucky workers told to risk death if they wanted to keep their jobs - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Excited for the forthcoming MAGA affirmative action essay in The Atlantic, Where I Come From Nobody Cares About Candle Workers

Alex Jones suggests Biden caused lethal Kentucky tornado with weather weaponin latest unhinged rant

Trump Revealed Norman Podhoretz for What He Always Was The neoconservative intellectual cared only about resentment and power.

Josh Duggars Shame and Ours - Why did America fall in love with a family of extremists?

Larry Virdens last text to his wife was Amazon wont let us leave

Britney Spears Slams Diane Sawyer for 2003 Interview : television

Shame on you: Caitlyn Jenner tears into the Beverly Hills Hotel after she is denied service due to ripped jeans (despite policy that says "no ripped jeans" also refuses to say Trump lost, what a fucking pseudo-bitch)
North West back on TikTok after getting in trouble for live-streaming mom Kim Kardashian in bed | Daily Mail Online

Alabama Sorority Ousts President, Member for Racist Comments : news

Danvers suspends wrestling team after alleged racist incident, report of hatefullanguage on social media

u/Dabclipers provides exceptional and fascinating rundown of advancements in the Historiographic debate over the use of atomic bombs in WW2 to debunk Tojo apologist. : bestof

Where can I meet single men in their 30s in the Boston? : boston

How did your affair start? : AskReddit

US warns hundreds of millions of devices at risk from newly revealed software vulnerability : worldnews


A strong double-blocking weather pattern is developing over the Northern Hemisphere, affecting the jet stream over North America and Europe. The new pattern is expected to hold at least until the end of the year, bringing a higher chance of white Christmas to parts of Europe and the United States. : worldnews

One million Amazon River turtles released at Bolivia-Brazil border in conservation effort

Vietnamese tourist city pledges to phase out dog and cat meat : worldnews

Kentucky tornado: Factory workers threatened with firing if they left before tornado, employees say At least eight people died in the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory. Its destruction has become a symbol of the tornado ruinous power.

Massachusetts December 13 update: 11,078 new cases, 26 new deaths, 1,355 hospitalized (+117), 287 people in ICU (+21), and 29,408 vaccinations : CoronavirusMa
In first report since Friday, Mass. reports 11,078 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data

Mass. rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations is driven by those who are unvaccinated, Baker says
Mass. hospitals see significant number of COVID breakthrough cases : Coronavirus
Mass. hospitals see significant number of COVID breakthrough cases | WBUR News the rate of all vaccinated people who have been hospitalized is 0.05%. ... the vast majorityin some cases 75% of COVID patients reported that they are unvaccinated. Within Mass General Brigham, the states largest hospital network, one daily census taken this week found 30% of COVID patients were vaccinated, 70% were not. In the networs ICUs, 22% were vaccinated, 78% were not.

With nearly 5 million children getting COVID vaccines, no safety problems have been seen, CDC director says : Coronavirus

Supreme Court won't block New York vaccine mandate - CNNPolitics
Court wont order Ann Arbor hospital to use deworming drug on man (graduates of the Zuckerberg Schoool of Brain Surgery will apppeal)

New study picks apart Germany, Sweden and the UKs COVID response

Omicron appears to be spreading faster in the UK than in South Africa, experts say : worldnews
Britain says Omicron accounts for 40% of London infections : worldnews
First UK death recorded with Omicron variant : worldnews

In Koreas worst surge, more patients die waiting for hospital beds

Australia and South Korea sign defense deal as leaders meet : worldnews

Cost of war: Myanmar rebels crowdfund resistance to military coup : worldnews
Mynamars Shadow Government Adopts Tether as Official Currency

Moon says U.S., China, N. Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration : worldnews

North Koreas Kim at critical crossroadsdecade into rule

Japan and U.S. vow to boost alliance capabilities to counter China : worldnews

US 'cut Taiwan minister video over map' : worldnews UScut Taiwan minister video over map ... in her slide presentation showed Taiwan in a different colour to China, which claims the island as its own.

Hong Kong activists jailed for up to 14 months over banned Tiananmen vigil : worldnews
Jailed Hong Kong mogul Jimmy Lai said he was willing to "suffer the penalty" on Monday as a court prepared to sentence him and a group of democracy activists for attending a banned Tiananmen vigil : worldnews
China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking Massacre in WWII : worldnews
Extremely brutal govt-supplied footage of Nanjing massacre footage shown to Hong Kong children as young as six
Evergrandes boss forced to sell an additional 277.8 million shares as China's government says its not bailing the property giant out
Alibaba Fires Woman Who Accused Boss of Rape : worldnews
US-China tech war: China to overtake America in core 21st century technologies within next decade, Harvard report predicts : worldnews

India arrests man for criticizing PM Modi and India's Chief of Defence: Home minister Araga Jnanendra says to "Trace the home addresses of such anti-nationals and punish them" : worldnews

Pakistans largest province Punjab launches Universal Healthcare for its 110 million population

The AP Interview: Taliban seek ties with US, other ex-foes : worldnews

Putin rues Soviet collapse as demise of historical Russia
Russian teenager detonates explosive device outside Orthodox school near Moscow Access to the comments : worldnews

In Turkey, bread lines grow longer as inflation soars : worldnews

Dubai becomes worlds first paperless government, saves over 336 million papers

Putin accuses Britain and its allies of demonising his country as he denies Russia is planning to seize territory from Ukraine
Russia Threatens Military Response to NATO Expansion
Satellite Images Show Russian Military Forces Keep Massing Near Ukraines Border
Russia says it may be forced to deploy intermediate nuclear missiles in Europe : worldnews (says he's considering nuke bases in France and Germany)
Germany is vetoing arms supply for Ukraine via NATO - Ukraine Defense Minister : worldnews

Sweden pledges financial aid package to Syrian Kurds after meeting SDC leaders | Ahval : worldnews

Inger Stoejberg: Jail for Danish ex-minister for asylum separations : worldnews

Malta to legalise cannabis for personal use in European first : worldnews

France seeks to ban ultra-right group suspected of attacking anti-racists : worldnews

Boris Johnson Faces Battles on All Fronts as Controversies Mount : worldnews
Boris Johnson: I broke no rules over Christmas parties : worldnews (lies all the time)
Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses "obscene" nationality bill ... Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it will allow the government to deprive a person of citizenship without having to notify them

U.S. sets somber record as Covid deaths surpass 800,000, more than any other country : politics

No U.S. Troops Will Be Punished for Deadly Kabul Drone Strike - The New York Times The military initially defended the strike, which killed 10 civilians including seven children, but ultimately called it a tragic mistake.

Despite promises, Biden has yet to issue a single pardon, leaving reformers depressed and thousands incarcerated : politics (Joefuck wrote the 'touch of crime' law)

At least 182 high-ranking congressional staffers have violated a federal conflict-of-interest law with overdue disclosure of their personal stock trades : politics
Personal finances of Congress members: Uncovering conflicts of interest (DiFi one of the biggest crooks)
As the pandemic raged, at least 75 lawmakers bought and sold stock in companies that make COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests : politics

Judge upholds prosecutors use of felony obstruction law in January 6 cases in pivotal ruling

Mark Meadows's coverup of Trumps coup attempt is falling apart
Mark Meadows Worked on Creating Fake Electoral College To Overturn Election Results
Meadows Was Deeply Involved in Fighting Election Outcome, Jan. 6 Panel Says : politics
Mark Meadows has already established a coup plot. Do we care enough to save the republic?
Meadows Jan. 5 email indicated National Guard on standby to protect pro Trump people, investigators say (from antifa, blm and the Capitol police)
Meadows Was Deeply Involved in Fighting Election Outcome, Jan. 6 Panel Says : politics

Republican extremism is damaging the national interest : politics
Juan Williams: The GOP is an anti-America party | TheHill
Vladimir Putin Should Not Be A Right Wing Hero : politics undefined
America witnessed a coup attempt. Now its sleep-walking into another disaster

Alaska Senate candidate challenging Murkowski says she will not support McConnell as GOP leader - The Washington Post

I knew we took it too far = accused Capitol rioter says Trump incited his actions

Forget the Typos, Lauren Boeberts Tweet Is a Qanon Dog Whistle ... "There enlies the problem."

GOP Senator Says He Was Elected Fair And Square In 2020 But Won't Admit Biden Was | Sen. Roger Marshall said he was "concerned about election integrity" in 2020 but not in the race that led to his own win. : politics

The Trump Officials Still Running Biden's Justice Department - Two senior career staffers continue to work in Attorney General Merrick Garland's office, and hes shown no signs of doing anything about it.

Neil Gorsuchs terrifying paragraph

USPS built and secretly tested a mobile voting system before 2020 - The Washington Post Such systems are widely considered insecure against hacking (DeJoys secret plan)

Now in Your Inbox: Political Misinformation - The New York Times One of the most powerful communication tools available to politicians teems with unfounded claims and largely escapes notice ... But Republicans included misinformation far more often: in about 15 percent of their messages, compared with about 2 percent for Democrats. In addition, multiple Republicans often spread the same unfounded claims, whereas Democrats rarely repeated one anothers.

The Coronavirus Turned a Rural County Into a Battleground for Millionaires : politics

Forget the Boston Tea Party. Here comes the California Weed Tax Revolt : politics

A judge said Monday she would approve the settlement after a five-year legal battle between gymnasts including stars and their sports governing bodies ... The sum is among the largest ever recorded for victims of sex abuse and includes hundreds of athletes who were assaulted over three decades.

Charges against CNN producer accused of inducing minors for sex reveal lewd details | Fox News CNN senior producer John Griffin faces up to life in prison

Hang On, Preservationists Want to Save Penn Station Now? - Bloomberg

Stock deal would unite two of the biggest digital-media companies; Vox Media would get 75% ownership

Facebook exec says people, not platform, to blame for vaccine misinformation (Facebook guns don't kill people, Zuckerfuck says)
Her Instagram Handle Was Metaverse - Last Month, It Vanished. Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse, from an account documenting nearly a decade of her life and work.
The spokesman did not explain why it had been flagged for impersonation, or who it might have been impersonating. The company did not respond to further questions about whether the blocking had been linked to Facebooks rebranding.


The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec 14th, the forecast calls for a spectacular celestial show with 150+ meteors per hour, both Europe and the United States. : worldnews

Russia records biggest temperature contrast in world since 1954 : worldnews

Germanys new finance minister announces billions in climate investments: Christian Lindner has made his debut as finance minister by announcing a 60 billion euro injection in the climate. The funds will be sourced from previously unused debt

Vietnam jails rhino horn trafficker for 14 years - longest for the crime, says NGO : worldnews

Sailing away: superyacht industry booms during Covid pandemic : worldnews

Mercedes-Benz gets worlds first approval for automated driving (Muskrat has a shit fit)

First fires, then floods: Climate extremes batter Australia : worldnews

Bird Flu Is Raging, Adding to the Risks for Food Inflation : worldnews

Tornado maps: path and satellite imagery of the quad state tornadoes - Washington Post
Tornado outbreak deaths and damage: Live updates - The Washington Post
Not knowing is worse than knowing right now: Over 100 feared dead after tornadoes

COVID-19 in Massachusetts: Hospitals Told to Cut Non-Essential Procedures in Half : CoronavirusMa

Caste and COVID - Lawyers, Guns & Money
In this thread, I will be discussing the behavior of Donald Trumps base throughout the viral pandemiceverything from their disdain towards wearing masks to their reluctance to getting vaccinatedbut I will be doing it through a very specific lens: caste. ... (but Blacks!) ... There was some early hesitancy, plus trouble with access, but I thought things had improved. I think white evangelicals have the lowest vaccination rate now. Rural, majority white counties in my area have vaccination rates as low as 30%.

Anti-Lockdown Washington State Senator Is Missing After Getting COVID : politics

USS Winston Churchill executive officer fired after refusing to get COVID vaccine : news
Vaccine mandate: Military holdouts approach 40,000 as omicron variant fears fuel call for boosters - The Washington Post
Oklahoma Guard Leader Tells Vaccine Refusers to Prepare for Career Ending Federal Action

Florida adds nearly 13,000 new cases of coronavirus in the past week : news

Exactly : HermanCainAward
Blue died from covid after posting all the usual memes, plus a few less common ones highlighted here. True story. : HermanCainAward
Keep owning those libs, Michigan Trumpkins. : HermanCainAward
Thots and prayers : HermanCainAward
This made me laugh : HermanCainAward

TIFU by getting drunk and telling my Qsister what I think about her antimask behavior and calling her names. : QAnonCasualties
Is there anyway to weed out potential therapists?

Israeli study supports Pfizer findings that booster provides strong protection against omicron : worldnews

Japan confirms first case of omicron that passed quarantine inspection : worldnews
Japans low COVID-19 death rate may be due to genetics, top research institute says

Omicron Test Kit Developed In Assam Gives Results In 2 Hours : worldnews

One virus, two countries: how the misuse of science compounded South Africas COVID crisis
Mandatory Covid Vaccinations Find Low Support In Africa, Shows Study : worldnews

Brazil Supreme Court justice mandates proof of vaccination to enter the country : worldnews

Tens of thousands protest Austrias compulsory COVID vaccines

New Zealand passes law making it easier for transgender people to change their sex on birth certificates : worldnews

New Caledonia rejects independence from France in referendum boycotted by separatist camp : worldnews

Donald Trump claimed he played Elton JohnsRocket Man to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un, video shows

Taiwan chipmakers hint at decoupling from the US : worldnews

India: Narendra Modis personal Twitter account was targeted by hackers who tweeted a link promising a Bitcoin giveaway. This comes as the government seeks to regulate cryptocurrency in the country

Pakistani Taliban kill police officer guarding polio jab team : worldnews
Taliban quietly forming regular army to make Afghanistan a state : worldnews

Turkish president calls social media a threat to democracy (said the auto-dick)

More than 30,000 flee to Chad to escape violence in Cameroon : worldnews

The trip could have killed them. But people fleeing economic wreckage in the Middle East say theyd do it 100 times over

Time is running out,new German FM warns as Iran talks deadlocked
Iran threatens sanctions against US over treatment of Black Americans : worldnews
Iranian animal lovers decry plan to ban pets : worldnews ... a "destructive social problem"

Israel preparing military option against Iran
Biden administration has reviewed military options as part of effort to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon : politics
Bidens efforts to appease Israel on Iran have failed on all fronts - It's not the nuclear deal thats the problem for Tel Aviv, but the very idea that Washington and Tehran would reach any detente at all ... Do not think there is any ounce of good faith that will be coming your way from Bibi Netanyahu, from MBS, and from the Tom Cottons of this world ...
Israeli PM Travels To U.A.E. In Historic First Visit Against Backdrop Of Iran Talks : worldnews
Israel consulted with US before covert strikes on Iran missile, nuke sites -- report : worldnews
Israeli Occupation grants Palestinian women prisonersright to make phone calls ... following petition of human rights organizations, the Israel Prison Service will grant them a one-time holiday phone call.

Russia edges closer to war as new arms arrive on Ukraines border
Diplomats Warn Russia of Massive Consequences if It Invades Ukraine
G7 warns Russia of massive consequences if Ukraine attacked

Russian gas and EU law high on agenda as Scholz visits Poland : worldnews

France threatens legal action as UK ignores EU deadline in post-Brexit fishing row : worldnews

Labour races to nine-point lead in polls in wake of sleaze controversies at No 10 | Labour | The Guardian Labour has its biggest lead since 2014 while a large majority of voters now think Johnson should resign ... controversies over rule-breaking Christmas parties at Downing Street and Tory sleaze plunged Boris Johnson into a battle to save his premiership.
Kensington: Man dies after being shot in police confrontation : worldnews
Team Theresa May plots revenge on Boris Johnson : worldnews
Hunt launched to find ghost childrenmissing from schools in England
Bristol boy helps charity recycle 10,000th prosthetic leg : worldnews

Haitis Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

After Nicaragua flips, U.S. sanctions seen pushing Central America towards China : worldnews

Barbados plans to introduce universal basic income : worldnews

Canadian citizen accused of narrating ISIS propaganda videos pleads guilty : worldnews ("narrating" = killing)

As a Secret Unit Pounded ISIS, Civilian Deaths Mounted - The New York Times An American strike cell alarmed its partners as it raced to defeat the enemy ... The unit was called Talon Anvil, and it worked in three shifts around the clock between 2014 and 2019, pinpointing targets for the United States formidable air power to hit: convoys, car bombs, command centers and squads of enemy fighters ... alarmed its partners in the military and the C.I.A. by killing people who had no role in the conflict: farmers trying to harvest, children in the street, families fleeing fighting, and villagers sheltering in buildings.

Why China Is Freaking Out Over BidensDemocracy Summit

Food is more expensive than it has been in decades : news

The strongest case imaginable to pause student-loan payments even longer comes from staggering inflation report, advocates say
Insulin Prices Could Be In For A Pretty Big Change If Democrats Get Their Way : politics

As Biden promotes democracy abroad, advocates urge him to focus on fixing US elections : politics
I Spent 7 Months Studying Supreme Court Reform. We Need to Pack the Court Now : politics

48 members of Congress have violated a law designed to stop insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest : politics

Perspective | 18 steps to a democratic breakdown : politics
How a 'mass movement' based on election lies is threatening American democracy ... 21 million Americans who agree with two propositions. One is that Biden is an illegitimate president, and the other is that violence is justified to put Trump back in power. That's 21 million adult Americans, and that is a very sad number for our political enterprise

Trumps loss at the court of appeals is the holiday gift Americas republic needed
Appeals court ruling against Trump Jan. 6 case tees up likely Supreme Court test : politics
Donald Trumps refusal to concede fueled the emerging domestic threats
Voters who think Trump won are the most enthusiastic to vote in 2022 : politics
Of Course Trumps Jan. 6 Plot Now Involves KanyesHenchwoman Urging Georgia Election Worker to Lie
Kanye West, Donald Trump and the effort to overturn the 2020 results in Georgia : politics
Trumps New Social Media Company Is His Biggest Scam Yet
Donald Trump, Bill OReilly Event Reportedly Fizzles InFlorida

Radicalized Christian nationalism is a growing threat to American democracy : politics
High Court Poised to Back Tax Dollars at Religious Schools : politics

Jan. 6 Committee Examines PowerPoint Document Sent to Meadows : politics
Nothing is more important than Team Trumps January PowerPoint urging a full-blown coup | Will Bunch
What Mark Meadows Is Learning the Hard Way : politics
House panel rejects claims of executive privilege from former Trump aide Navarro : politics
Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro refuses to provide documents subpoenaed in House Covid-19 probe : politics
Player In PowerPoint Election Overthrow Plot Reportedly Talked Often With Mark Meadows : politics
An Election Conspiracy Theorist Responsible for Circulating Batshit Coup PowerPoint Spoke Several Times with Meadows and the Trump White House: Report : politics
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas two former White House aides who met with Trump before rally : politics
Trump election lie allies Stone, Eastman and Clark plead the Fifth. It wont do much.

Former Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant arraigned on charges related to voter harassment allegation : politics

The Good News for the GOP Is Only Temporary : politics

Poll: Three in ten voters want Roe v. Wade overturned : politics
What Will It Take to Build a Mass Movement for Abortion Rights? Its time to turn a committed core of supporters into a force capable of reclaiming what has been lost.
The Supreme Court majoritys callous disregard for marginalized women
SCOTUS Thinks It Can End Abortion Because Sexism Is Solved : politics (just like racism was solved years ago)
The supreme cours abortion ruling is even more unsettling than it may seem
Some Voters Are at Odds With Their Party on Abortion : politics
The Court Invites an Era of Constitutional Chaos : politics
Red states crack down on abortion pills : politics

Governor Trying to Outlaw Abortion Cares About Bodily Autonomy for [Checks Notes] Anti-Vaxxers : politics

Were getting hit from every angle: Georgia Dems fight attempt to bulldoze 2020 gains

Fox News Host Confronts Lindsey Graham Over Backing Tax Cuts That Add $2T to Deficit : politics

Newsom to use Texas abortion law tactics to go after assault rifle, ghost gun makers : politics
Gavin Newsom calls for bill modeled on Texas abortion ban to crack down on gun manufacturers : politics

Fact-checkers blast Donald Trump 2020 election conspiracy about 120-year-old voters in Wisconsin : politics

Chris Wallace Joins CNN+

Fortenberry indictment raises questions about the FBI's tactics - The GOP lawmaker was secretly recorded during a probe of illegal donations from abroad.

The paranoid style (with typos) - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... 365,348 children went missing in 2020. You havent heard a word from the media about it. There enlies the problem ... Boebert is a sub-literate moron who is perfectly capable of unintentionally mis-spelling/using any big words she tries to deploy. (Fewer than 350 people under the age of 21 are kidnapped by strangers per year in the USA). ... The whole QAnon cinematic universe, of which this tweet is a part ...

What happened when six workers at a Dollar General in Winsted, Conn., tried to form a union - Washington Post A call to a union triggers one of the most lopsided battles of the ongoing low-wage-worker revolt

Notable Deaths 2021 - The New York Times

TIL humans have descended from a single reptilian ancestor approximately 320 million years ago : todayilearned

New FDA-approved eye drops could replace reading glasses for millions: It's definitely a life changer

ELI5: Women have XX chromosomes and Men have XY chromosomes. The only way to get a Y chromosome is from your father. Does that mean that all men are related through that line? If not, how many different Y chromosomes are there? : explainlikeimfive

Japanese scientists develop vaccine to eliminate cells behind aging : news (Diane Feinstein promises to retire at 410)

Narcissism is associated with belief in astrology, study finds : science

Reddit-trained artificial intelligence warns researchers about... itself : technology

What book do you consider as a masterpiece and think that everyone should read? : AskReddit

What is the creepiest experience youve ever had while driving late at night/very early in the morning?

Whats a scary story from your childhood?


World population forecast to decline for the first time in centuries : worldnews

Russian activists on Friday welcomed a move by President Vladimir Putin to close a legal loophole that allowed sea creatures, particularly whales, to be captured to perform in aquariums and other venues : worldnews

Weather disasters becoming more frequent and costly: UN : worldnews

Tornadoes Live Updates: At Least 70 Dead in Kentucky - The New York Times
'Quad-State Tornado' crossed four states in four hours, a rare December tornado
At least 50 dead as 18 reported tornadoes rip across South, Midwest - ABC News An Amazon warehouse also collapsed, with 2 dead.
Kentucky tornadoes: At least 50 likely dead in Kentucky alone, governor says, after tornadoes hit central and southern US - CNN
At least 50 feared dead in Kentucky as tornadoes rip through swaths of U.S. We will rebuild, we are strong, resilient people Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear told a news conference.
2 confirmed dead at Amazon facility after collapse; search and rescue ongoing, Edwardsville PD says : worldnews
See the damage caused by deadly tornadoes - The Washington Post

Rand Paul begs Biden for federal aid to Kentucky tornado victims -- after a career of voting 'no' when others needed the same

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sent an anti-vaxx lickspittle to try to urge the LSU faculty to adopt anti-vaxx bullshit. A faculty member called out the lackey, and Landry responded by trying to get the faculty member fired to protect his anti-vaxx flunkies honor: ... Meet the next governor from the state of Louisiana! And if you teach at LSU you might want to be looking at the job market.

Federal judge blocks Tennessees law preventing schools from issuing mask mandates
GOP Senate Hopeful Unleashes Fresh COVID Hell in Missouri : politics
Attorney General Eric Schmitt and GOP Senate Wannabe Unleashes Fresh COVID Hell in Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has declared war on health departments over pandemic safety. Residents, politicians, and experts say the timing could not be much worse.

Amazon paid anti-vaccine groups thousands of dollars through AmazonSmile - The Washington Post The e-commerce giant helped fund the operations of anti-vaccine advocates and groups opposed to government-mandated vaccination through its AmazonSmile program.

Hundreds of people are fired, online learning set to return amid vaccine resistance at nations second-largest school district

Omicron in Oakland: How a Wisconsin wedding with super responsible vaccinated people led to outbreak

Almost two years into the pandemic, about 630 movie theaters remain closed across North America. And many may never reopen. : movies

I work in logistics for various Covid vaccines shipments. Just got this beauty this morning from a driver who found what he was shipping. : HermanCainAward
Red thought men who wore masks were pussies. Red thought the vaccine was more dangerous than COVID. Red has been in the ICU for weeks now and has had two major surgeries to remove blood clots from his legs. All of this couldve been avoided by a simple, free, vaccine.
RN trusted natural immunity and railed against mandates. Now the responsible medical personnel are trying to save her : HermanCainAward

I realized yesterday that my husband has been lost to QAnon : QAnonCasualties
Thinks I put poison in me.... : QAnonCasualties
My Q and the Booster : QAnonCasualties
What it took for my QAnon Grandma to get the COVID-19 Vaccine : QAnonCasualties
Unvaccinated and Intubated : QAnonCasualties
Husband is refusing the booster jeopardizing our future : QAnonCasualties

Hong Kong Covid-19: Quarantine rules take a toll on Cathay pilots - CNN

S. Koreas virus caseload surpasses grim milestone of 500,000 amid unrelenting spread of virus

COVID: New Zealand man probed for having 10 vaccine shots : worldnews

UK chief vet warns avian flu at phenomenal level in UK as the disease spreads through farms resulting in many culls : worldnews

Julian Assange: Australia PM urged to end 'junacy' and push UK and US for release of Australian citizen, Assange

Thai female lawyers to fight law that bans them from wearing trousers in court : worldnews

Japans total greenhouse gas emissions dropped for the seventh consecutive year to 1.149 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in fiscal 2020, according to the Environment Ministry. Emissions were down 5.1 percent, or 62 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, from fiscal 2019
Japan PM calls on nuclear weapons states to boost transparency : worldnews
Osaka mayor dined with 30 people for 3 hours despite requests for COVID restraint : worldnews
Japanese university chief justifies Pacific War in high school lecture : worldnews

I couldnt kill innocent people: Myanmar soldiers defect to join resistance
Myanmar troops burn 11 civilians alive in retaliatory attack, witness and reports say : worldnews

U.S. imposes sweeping human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea : worldnews

China has locked up over 300 intellectuals in detention camps, says report : worldnews
Hong Kongs top court rejects bail for group charged with sedition over childrens picture books
Tibetan Students Lock Themselves to Olympic Rings to Protest Beijing Games : worldnews
Majority of Canadians polled support a full boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games : worldnews

Indian farmers end year-long protests and return home : worldnews

Pakistani Taliban claim deadly attack on polio vaccination team : worldnews

Kidnapped Red Cross workers freed in eastern Congo : worldnews

Gulf Arab states that opposed the Iran nuclear deal are now courting Iran - The Washington Post
New Persian-Language Website Exposes All-Out Assault On Rights In Iran

Hamas says weapons cache that exploded in southern Lebanon was 'for defense'
Netanyahu reacts to Trump's 'fuck him' comments over acknowledging Biden's win. It was important for me to congratulate the incoming President

War-weariness in Russia as military tension with Ukraine rises : worldnews
Six ways Russia views Ukraineand why each should worry the West
NATO chief rejects Russian demand to deny Ukraine entry | NATO News : worldnews
EU to Impose Sanctions on Russian Military Contractor Wagner Group, Official Says : worldnews
Russia military chief warns Ukraine against attacking rebels | AP News : worldnews

Poland Finds Belarus Spies Diverted Ryanair Flight : worldnews

Finland picks Lockheed Martin for fighter jet purchase, purchasing 64 F-35A jets : worldnews

New documents show Italy ignored warnings of 1982 terror attack on Rome synagogue : worldnews

Switzerland to follow France and investigate sexual abuse in Catholic Church : worldnews ... "The results of an investigation into the Catholic Church in France published earlier this year detailed the abuse of 216,000 children by clergy between 1950 and 2020, a number that climbs to 330,000 when claims against lay members of the church, such as teachers at church schools, are included."

France may lose another multibillion shipbuilding deal to US : worldnews
French Police Arrest Two People Suspected of Plotting Christmas Stabbing Attack : worldnews
France to open classified Algerian War archives 15 years ahead of schedule : worldnews

London Metropolitan Police face legal action over refusal to probe Christmas parties at 10 Downing Street : worldnews
Julian Assange has a stroke in Belmarsh prison: Fiance blames extreme stress caused by US extradition battle

A Brazilian court convicted four people for their role in a nightclub fire that left 242 people dead nearly a decade ago, handing down sentences of up to 22 years : worldnews

Barbados to build new slavery museum after severing ties with Britain : worldnews

Quebec Premier Legault says school board wrong to hire teacher who wore hijab
Canadian Man, Narrator of Daesh Propaganda Videos, Pleads Guilty : worldnews

Ghislane Maxwell enjoying some summer time with Laurene Powell, owner of journal The Atlantic : pics
Ghislaine Maxwell trial testimonies portray damaging picture of grooming behavior : inthenews

Military Spending Should Get the Exact Same Scrutiny That the Build Back Better Bill Gets : politics
Trump Asked Afghanistan Envoy If the US Could Give the Taliban Money : politics

DEA agent given 12 years for stealing $9 million from drug-related investigations : worldnews
Former D.E.A. Agent Sentenced to 12 Years in Drug Money Scheme - The New York Times Jose Ismael Irizarry took part in a seven-year scheme that used proceeds from drug investigations to buy jewelry, cars and a house in Colombia, prosecutors said.

Operation Whistle Pig: Inside the secret CBP unit with no rules that investigates Americans

U.S. government deficit down 17 percent from same period a year ago : politics

Watchdog; Federal anti-terror unit investigated journalists : politics

u/DrColdReality lays out the highly successful Republicans efforts to destroy the American middle class and transfer their wealth to the wealthiest, starting in the 1970s. : bestof

Capitol attack panel obtains PowerPoint that set out plan for Trump to stage coup : politics

A step-by-step breakdown of the Trump coup attempt (Yes, it was a coup) : politics
Inside the 38-page PowerPoint TrumpWorld circulated to justify election subversion : politics
Mark Meadow's Powerpoint
Someone Is Lying About Why It Took So Long for the National Guard to Deploy on January 6 : politics
Jan. 6 crossed a line. We need to say so before its too late for democracy.
A movement animated by Donald J. Trumps 2020 election lies is turning its attention to 2022 and beyond.
Capitol rioters' social media posts influencing sentencings - ABC News For many rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, self-incriminating messages, photos and videos that they broadcast on social media before, during and after the riot are influencing even the sentences in their criminal cases
The DOJ's code breakers - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Elite Republicans hope that Donald Trump can be replaced by clone of Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why do all these seditionists keep showing up at my White House? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Ryan Goodman is an idiot)
Lordy, The Coverup May Be Cracking Up : politics

Tucker Carlson Says Son Was in Capitol on January 6th ... Carlson was likely referring to his son, Buckley Carlson, who works for Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).

Trump Is Trying to Run Out the Clock, But Hes Running Out of Time | The D.C. Court of Appeals hit him in the gut with a ruling that even the current Supreme Court will be loathe to overturn.

The problem isnt Democrats losing white voters -- It's Republicans winning them over with lies

California man charged in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot flees to Belarus : news

The Heroes Of The Big Lie And QAnon Are Turning On Each Other

House Passes Bill to Prevent Future Blatant Corruption in Reaction to Trump : politics

Radicalized Christian nationalism is a growing threat to American democracy | Arwa Mahdawi : politics

With exception to the filibuster, senators open an important door : politics
The most blistering lines from Sotomayors extraordinary dissent in todays abortion ruling
John Roberts Has Lost Control : politics
Amy Coney Barrett Was Speaking In Anti-Abortion Code. Heres What She Really Meant.
The Post-Roe world will be worse than the pre-Roe status quo ante - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The damage done by Joe Manchin is likely to get much worse : politics
West Virginia Sen. Manchin Takes the Teeth Out of Democrats Plan for Seniors Dental Care

Mystery of Florida's "ghost" candidates grows: Major energy company linked to GOP scheme | Was the Republican scheme to push sham candidates funded by the nation's largest electricity retailer?

Probe Shows Big Pharma ManipulatedPatent System and Raised Prices With Abandon

Jana Duggar, Josh Duggars sister, charged with endangering minor

Chris Cuomo allegedly blasted Janice Dean as that Fox weather bitch in smear plot

CNN's John Griffin Arrested Over Abuse of Underage Girls
CNN employee accused of luring mom and daughter to home to 'train' her to be sexually submissive | Daily Mail Online ... Chris Cuomo's CNN producer is accused of luring mom and nine-year-old daughter to his Vermont ski home to train the minor to be sexually submissive telling them a woman is a woman regardless of her age

Most chumbox hawkers steer clear of the InfoWars brand todaybut back in 2017, at least one ad company bent over backwards for them.

12-year-old girl shot during possible road rage incident in Dallas : news

I Left QAnon in 2019. But I' m Still Not Free -- .Some say the movement is losing its power. But I see the opposite.

You just won $300 million in the lottery. Whats the first thing you do with the money?

Pluto lost planetary status due to influence of astrology in science, say scientists. A new paper argues that how we define planets may need an overhaul and their new criteria would not only include Pluto, but also several moons and asteroids.

A minor detail regarding pets in Children of Men shows why its one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time.

What extremely rare thing did you witness in person? : AskReddit

This footage shows the Hindenburg moments before disaster struck : videos

Countless Servers Are Vulnerable to Apache Log4j Zero-Day Exploit : worldnews


New artificial intelligence tool detects most common climate falsehoods- Climate misinformation online is mostly delivered through attacks on climate scientists and solutions, a study finds
India, U.S. account for a quarter of COVID-19 misinformation. Social media accounted for the largest amount of COVID-19 misinformation at 85 per cent of total output, and the internet as a whole generated just over 90 per cent. Facebook alone produced 67 per cent of misinformation : science

Young People Worldwide Are Extremely Anxious About The Climate Crisis: Survey- Nearly 60% of young people are "very" or "extremely" worried about the climate crisis, and 45% say this negatively affects their daily life and functioning ... Boomer ghouls in power paralyze progress and when we finally will be able to do something about it, it will be too late. Where exactly am I supposed to get optimism from?

The microplastics were ingesting are likely affecting our cells Its the first study of this kind, documenting the effects of microplastics on human health
Mouse study shows microplastics infiltrate blood brain barrier (humans turned their brains into plastic)

Hunters will be barred from bringing home their sick trophies in one of worlds toughest bans to protect thousands of threatened species

Defra may approve devastating bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear: UK government may be about to approve the use of a controversial bee-killing pesticide (Tories say who the fuck needs bees)

Protection zone established and half a million birds culled so far as UK experiences its "largest ever outbreak of avian flu" across 40 farms : worldnews

London cat serial killer was just foxes, DNA analysis confirms. Between 2014 and 2018, more than 300 mutilated cat carcasses were found on London streets, leading to sensational media reports that a feline-targeting human serial killer was on the loose

I thought I was going to die: otters attack British man in Singapore park |

MA reports 5,007 new cases and 27 new deaths on the 10th : CoronavirusMa
5,007 confirmed cases and 27 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

2020 vs. 2021: These charts show the similarities in Massachusetts COVID-19 surges
State tells Mass. hospitals to slash certain non-essential procedures by half, cites loss of 500 beds due to staff shortages - The Boston Globe
Massachusetts hospitals report concerning increase in COVID patients : CoronavirusMa
Maine and New Hampshire have called in the National Guard to help strained hospitals. Massachusetts might follow.
Unlike last year, now the young have the highest infection rates : CoronavirusMa

In interacting with an infected person, when only social-distancing (1.5 m), your chances of getting COVID jumps to 90% in 1.5 minutes. When only you are wearing a surgical mask risk reaches 90% in an hour. When both infectious and you are wearing FFP2 masks, risk remains below 1% even after an hour : science

We Know a Lot More About Omicron Now : Coronavirus
The Pandemic of the Vaccinated Is Here : A coming winter surge and the spread of Omicron have made it clear that COVID is everyone's problem ... The 60 percent of Americans who are fully vaccinated could soon find their lives looking very different ... two vaccine doses alone might still allow for frequent breakthrough infections and rapid spread of the disease

Covid Malaise - The New York Times Why do Americans say the economy is in rough shape? Because it is.

Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying at a rate weve never seen die before -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers ... Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. (refucks crippled covid response in MI)
With Too Few Nurses, It Wont Take Much to Overwhelm Hospitals This Winter

William Hartmann, 63, Michigan Official Who Disputed Election, Dies - He refused to certify Joseph Biden's victory over Donald Trump in Detroit but later relented. A foe of Covid vaccines, he was hospitalized with the virus.

On Covid, Ron Johnson touts highly dubious mouthwash strategy : politics

Trump-appointed judges question role of vaccines in fight against Covid as they block mandates : politics
Stripped of power, Missouri health depts abandon COVID health measures : politics

People who refuse vaccination should be denied hospital admission for COVID-19 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

calvnhobbes2 comments on Exhausted by Covid
Rural hospitalist/ICU doctor u/calvnhobbes2smost common answers as a doctor where he is andwhy he's so very tired" ... everyone in public safety is dumb as hell and they are actively trying to harm themselves ...

Michiga's neeply concerning COVID-19 surge not abating
COVID-19 In MN: Lastest Positivity Rate Soars to 11.9%, Highest Since Last December - Dec 9 2021 : Coronavirus

Anti-vaxxers arrest school headmaster over Covid measures | (Macedonia)

Capital injection: Slovakia offers cash to over-60s to get COVID shots : worldnews
Austrians refusing COVID vaccine will face up to $4,000 fines : worldnews
German lawmakers approve COVID vaccine mandate for medical staff | DW | 10.12.2021 : worldnews
Scots strongly urged to defer Christmas parties after Omicron outbreaks

Brazils Health Ministry website hacked overnight and is offline

South Africa says no signal of increased Omicron severity yet : worldnews

22 journalists killed in Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president : worldnews

France draws ire in Pacific islands as New Caledonia referendum goes ahead : worldnews

Myanmar coup: The women abused and tortured in detention : worldnews

Suspect in development corruption scandal found dead in apparent suicide : worldnews (SK)

Beijing vows to Fire on US troops if American forces are sent 'to rescue Taiwan' in the wake of a Chinese invasion
China committed genocide against Uyghurs, independent tribunal rules : worldnews
Emma Reilly UN Whistleblower: The UN Are Complicit In Genocide : worldnews ... the UN was handing names of dissidents to the Chinese government.
Kosovo Boycotts Olympic Games in Beijing : worldnews
Police send girl, 14, back to parents who allegedly tried to sell her into marriage : worldnews

Pakistani Taliban ends ceasefire, future of peace talks uncertain : worldnews

Afghan mothers forced to sell their children to survive as starvation threatens millions : worldnews

Ethiopia. In West Tigray, ethnic cleansing behind closed doors (French) : worldnews
Suspected Islamists kill 16 people in eastern Congo : worldnews

Saudi woman who fought against law banning women from driving says she was arrested after US intelligence contractors hacked her phone : worldnews

U.S. Navy seized missiles, petroleum products from Iranian military : worldnews
Biden told team to be prepared for failed nuclear talks with Iran: Psaki

Pool of blood: US drone strike hits Syria family

F*ck him: Trump rages at Netanyahu, claims he saved Israel from destruction (also said "Fuck Jesus, I'm the King of the jews")
Israel returns looted antiquities to Egypt : worldnews

Russia has 120,000 troops near border, says Ukrainian military : worldnews
Putin barrels toward invading Ukraine, encouraged by Trump
Russia Ukraine: Putin compares Donbas war zone to genocide : worldnews (the nazis in Ukraine before he invaded)
Russia Invading Ukraine Would Be Worst Since WWII: UK Armed-Forces Head : worldnews (but with more nukes)
Binkovs Battlegrounds
A top Ukrainian general warned the countrys army is not strong enough to fend off a full-scale Russian invasion
Germany warns Russia that it will pay a price if it enters Ukraine : worldnews

Georgia Officially Rejects 3+3 Format (bringing together Armenia, Azerbaijan, and three regional neighboring powers, Turkey, Iran, and Russia) : worldnews

European Union governments agreed on Thursday for Croatia to join the blocs passport-free Schengen travel area after Zagreb convinced Brussels that it was able to effectively manage its section of the bloc's external borders.

EU makes proposals to improve rights for gig workers: Around 28 million people across the bloc work for firms, such as Uber and Deliveroo, in a freelance capacity. The European Commission wants to give the workers thesame level of protection as everyone else

Sweden reclaims place names from IKEA : worldnews

A man ended a 39-day-long hunger strike outside the Swiss parliament on Thursday, declaring "Victory!" after the MPs agreed to be briefed by scientists on the latest climate change research (Swiss don't believe their glaciers are melting)

Nothing to cure: French Senate votes to ban LGBT conversion therapy ( ... Dutch government still upholds LGBT conversion therapy. Two Christian parties holding on to it with their life.

U.K. PM apologizes, aide resigns, as scandal over alleged Christmas party intensifies | CBC News : worldnews
Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after leaked video : worldnews
UK PM Johnson loses poll lead after lockdown party revelations : worldnews
Julian Assange can be extradited to the US, court rules : worldnews
Assange closer to extradition as US wins case : worldnews

Nicaragua cuts ties with Taiwan, switches side to China : worldnews (Ortega: dicktofucks stick together)

49 migrants dead, dozens hurt in truck crash in south Mexico : worldnews
Cancun beaches get 1,500-strong military guard to protect tourists from drug gangs : worldnews

Canadian (and indeed, worldwide) food prices face a looming spike - threatening peace and stability worldwide, and causing pain here at home. : worldnews

Inflation surged 6.8%, even more than expected, in November to fastest rate since 1982 : politics
The Secret History of the U.S. Diplomatic Failure in Afghanistan | The New Yorker A trove of unreleased documents reveals a dispiriting record of misjudgment, hubris, and delusion that led to the fall of the Western-backed government.
Did Anyone Even Look at the Massive Defense Budget Before Passing It? : politics
Several dozen Democrats took down an amendment from AOC asserting a federal watchdog may investigate the intelligence community. : politics
One Republican votes against condemning China for its genocide against Uyghurs : politics ... gun-nut Thomas Massie believes US should not interfere in China's internal affairs (but reverse is fine)

Student-loan payments resume in 2 months, and Bidens only canceled debt for just over 1% of federal borrowers despite his campaign promise

Congressional Progressive Caucus Endorses 32-Hour Workweek Bill - The bill, proposed by Rep. Mark Takano, follows four-day workweek pilots in other countries. : politics

Why Dont We Call Corporate Handouts Corruption? The Biden White House purports to be worried about corruption just not the kind now dominating American politics, in which every new policy includes gigantic giveaways to corporations.

Should lawmakers trade individual stocks while in office? Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say no : politics

Trump White House records can be released in Jan. 6 probe pending Supreme Court review, appeals court rules : politics
Former top defense aide Kash Patel, three other witnesses appear before January 6 select committee : politics
House committee subpoenas six more people linked to Jan. 6 rally before Capitol insurrection - The Boston Globe
Trump campaign lawyer authored two memos claiming Pence could halt Bidens victoryJenna Ellis delivered a technical and far-fetchedlegal argument to another of the former presidents outside lawyers.

Trumps White House Passed Around a PowerPoint on How to End American Democracy | Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows handed over a trove of pre-Jan. 6 documentation. Its damning stuff (slide 3: Trump dicktator for life)
Of Course Trumps Cronies Made an Actual PowerPoint of Their Coup Plan -- It involved Trump declaring a national security emergency.
Inside the Powerpoint coup: The 36-page plan to keep Trump in power revealed
What can happen to Mark Meadows and other Trump advisers who are ignoring Jan. 6 subpoenas?
Report: Trump Is Systematically Laying the Groundwork to Steal the 2024 Election : politics
Bannon, Gaetz Call for Shock Troops to Take Control of Government if Trump Returns in 2024

Your move, QAnon (see George Clooney)
Grassy Knoll? : PoliticalHumor

We Have One President at a Time: Federal Appeals Court Smacks Down Trumps ExecutivePrivilege Assertion Over Jan. 6 Documents
Former top defense aide Kash Patel, three other witnesses appear before January 6 select committee : politics
House goes after Trump with bill to curb presidential abuses of power : politics
House Approves Post-Trump Curbs on Presidential Power : politics
Despite Trump Abuses, 208 House Republicans Vote Against Bill to Ensure 'No President Is Above the Law' | "The overreach and abuses of the last administration exposed a series of loopholes and problems that urgently need to be addressed." : politics (the above the law party)

Opinion: Justice must be swift and decisive for the Trump holdouts defying the Jan. 6 committee : politics
Trump Allies Have Found A New Way to Stonewall January 6 Investigators : politics
Trump Allies Have Found A New Way to Stonewall January 6 Investigators | Vanity Fair At least three Trump officials and allies have recently announced they will plead the Fifth, invoking their right not to offer testimony that could result in their prosecution.
Tucker Carlson and the desperate, shoddy search for Jan. 6 'provocateurs' ... setup by Dems ...

American democracy is tottering. Its not clear Americans care.
Can someone explain to me why this isnt the only thing in the news? I deeply respect the fourth estate, but, holy shit they had a plan to just end democracy, and is the press gonna just be like are democrats using the wrong words again?
No one in their right mind would design a government that works like ours
What the hell has happened in politics in the last 20 years? : AdviceAnimals
Opinion | So You Lost the Election. We Had Nothing to Do With It. - The New York Times ... If and when Democrats lose one or both chambers of Congress and when we all face the consequences of their failure I am confident that well hear, once again, how it's everyones fault but their own. (demotards)

Opinion: The Supreme Court isnt well. The only hope for a cure is more justices

Why adoption isn't a replacement for abortion rights : From the dangers of pregnancy to the trauma of adoption, there's a lot the Supreme Court didnt acknowledge last week as Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance.
The Supreme Court's Texas Abortion Decision Is a Disaster for Constitutional Rights : In the guise of a compromise decision, five justices gave states a road map to nullify fundamental liberties.
Judge rules citizen enforcement of Texas abortion law unconstitutional : politics

From Tucker with Love - Why is the Fox News host praising Vladimir Putin?
Tucker Carlson lambasts Mitch McConnell as the nastiest old woman in town

Marjorie Taylor Greene fumes after reporter accuses her of supporting Capitol riot defendants more than Capitol Police : politics

Trump-allied lawyer Rudy Giuliani baselessly claims that he has 900 death certificates on hand to prove that thousands of dead people voted in the election
Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges : politics ... This is just the most sensational aspect of a more important story - these election workers received hundreds of death threats and the cops didn't do a thing
Judge clears way for legal challenge to Georgia's restrictive voting law
Quest for ballot inspection in Georgia renewed by candidate Perdue

In Texas, Panic Over Critical Race Theory Extends to Bookshelves - The New York Times A new state law constricts teachers when it comes to race and history. And a politician is questioning why 850 titles are on library shelves. The result:A lot of our teachers are petrified. (Texas will ban "reading")

TIL: Prison education saves the US 4 to 5 dollars for every dollar spent. : todayilearned (prison-industrial complex: "that's socialism!")

Mehmet Ozs campaign for the Pa. Senate race is rock bottom for a GOP running on empty: Mehmet Ozs braindead Senate campaign shows freedoms just another word for nothing left to say.

Recall effort against Seattle socialist appears to fail : politics ... Sawants supporters say the charges were a pretext for an effort by big business, developers and commercial real-estate interests to try to oust a legislator who had opposed them.

Trump-Backed Mo Brooks Shakes Up His Struggling Alabama Senate Campaign : politics ... Alabama should have no issues with re electing a racist Insurrectionist to represent them.

How Did NAFTA Shift Our Politics? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... we show that protectionist views predict movement toward the GOP in the years that NAFTA is debated and implemented. This shift among protectionist respondents is larger for whites (especially men and those without a college degree) and those with conservative social views, suggesting an interactive effect whereby racial identity and social-issue positions mediate reactions to economic policies ... Bill Clinton: Truly the gift that keeps on giving

Police seize property without charges and pocket the proceeds. Theres a bipartisan move to crack down. (MA leads nation in fund the cops by stealing your money laws)

Hate crimes up 100% in New York City this year, driven by crimes against the Asian community, police say : news

New York City Gives 800,000 Noncitizens Right to Vote in Local Elections : politics

Bitcoin surge was a windfall for white supremacists, research finds ... For some neo-Nazis, that dovetailed with antisemitic conspiracy theories about the financial system

Some Texas religious leaders live in lavish, tax-free estates thanks to obscure law ... "parsonages"

Delta plane makes emergency landing after passenger assaults flight attendant and air marshal, police say : news

California cops arrest 180 in takedown of violent gang : news

Caldor Fire suspects: Son converted firearm into machine gun, DA says in court filing : news

Calls to weaponize teachers with guns for protection against school shootings have intensified. New study sought to better understand teacher perspectives on guns in K-12 schools and found that the majority of teachers opposed allowing armed teachers and indicated no desire to carry a gun at school. : science

Mother of Teen Who Sucker-Punched Girl in Basketball Game Charged : news
Ex-Chicago Bull Arrested for Domestic Violence

Catholic diocese says gay and trans people cant be baptized or receive Communion

: Penn Trans Swimmers Teammate Speaks Out As Lia Thomas Smashes More Records

A diet rich in plant products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly. Results reveal a protective association between metabolites derived from cocoa, coffee, mushrooms and red wine, microbial metabolism of polyphenol-rich foods (apple, cocoa, green tea : science
A chemical in grape seeds extends lives of mice by 9% : science

Exercise may be a buffer against pneumonia, study says : science

High level of stress among teachers is a frequently reported problem globally. Study finds higher levels of depressive symptoms, higher emotional and quantitative work demands, and more time doing unpaid work among female teachers, whereas male teachers reported more time on leisure activities. : science

A massive 8-year effort finds that much cancer research cant be replicated
Half of top cancer studies fail high-profile reproducibility effort. A US$2-million, 8-year attempt to replicate193 experiments from 53 top cancer papers published from 2010 to 2012 found cancer research has a replication problem. Only a quarter of those experiments were able to be reproduced : science

Do planets scale to the size of their parent star? Or do rocky planets have a limit and gas giants as well? : askscience

TIL Prolonged anger kills neurons in the brain, keeping people from making good decisions and planning for the future. : todayilearned (why angrey refucks are stupid)

TIL scientists estimate that around 40% of peoples first memory is fictional.

High level of stress among teachers is a frequently reported problem globally. Study finds higher levels of depressive symptoms, higher emotional and quantitative work demands, and more time doing unpaid work among female teachers, whereas male teachers reported more time on leisure activities. : science

Mycoavidus necroximicus- an important ally in maintaining the soil microbial ecosystem. : science

Chemicals from Hair and Beauty Products Impact Hormones, Especially During Pregnancy. Use of hair products, particularly hair dyes, bleach, relaxers and mousse are associated with lower levels of sex steroid hormones, which have a critical role maintaining pregnancy and fetal development. N = 1,070 : science

[Serious] Who would you name as the most evil human alive on Earthtoday?

Identical Twins of Reddit, do you get offended when your twin feels insecure about their appearance? : AskReddit

what profession was once highly respected but is now a complete joke? : AskReddit

Aggregate_Browser comments on Are We Doomed? ... 60% of Republicans think the election should be overturned, despite there being no evidence of any kind of widespread fraud... more than a year later. Moreover, the 40% who know Trump's claims are illegitimate have been almost completely silent about it. Politicians and pundits almost to a man have quietly allowed this madness to spread despite the obvious damage it's doing to the country and to our institutions.

Non-Canadians, what comes to mind when you hear the word "Canada"

u/Rumbleskim explains the origin of GamerGate and how it fueled the genesis of the modern alt-right. : DepthHub

Twitter Spaces is being used by the Taliban and white nationalists. - The Washington Post Racists and Taliban supporters have flocked to Twitter's new audio service after executives ignored warnings - Employees who complained about the lack of moderation say they were sidelined


Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again?The coldest continent on Earth used to be as warm as Italy.

Microplastics cause damage to human cells, study shows : worldnews

Were reporters who revealed how Floridas only lead factory has poisoned its workers and polluted the community

Batman loach returns: fish feared extinct found in Turkey. Scientists working on the Search For The Lost Fishes project have spotted the freshwater Batman River loach, which has not been seen since 1974. : worldnews

Alligator Captured in Massachusetts River : massachusetts

09/12/21 - MDPH Daily COVID-19 Dashboard for MA : CoronavirusMa
5,472 confirmed cases and 27 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

No end in sight: Massachusetts hospital flooded with patients amidst COVID surge ... the majority between 60 and 75% of patients currently under care are unvaccinated,
The COVID winter surge is here. This is what Charlie Baker should do Clear communication, indoor mask policies, vaccine delivery to low-vax communities, improved school testing and contact tracing, and free masks and rapid tests
It's easy and free, but few Cape Cod schools participate in pooled COVID-19 testing - Cape Cod Times : CoronavirusMa

Omicron Four Times More Transmissible Than Delta in Japan Study : worldnews
Pfizer Says Booster Is Effective Against Omicron but Variant Evades Two Doses : CoronavirusMa

No swab needed for 97% accurate COVID saliva test, researchers say
Is the original strain of covid-19 still being detected, or has it been subsumed by later variants? : askscience

Vaccination surveys fell victim to big data paradoxHarvard researchers say ... the Delphi-Facebook study had overestimated vaccine uptake by 17 percentage points 70 percentversus 53 percent, according to the CDC (antivaxxers lied)

Japanese scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus : worldnews

Senate votes to repeal Bidens vaccine mandate

Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake - The Washington Post Suffering from debilitating exhaustion and pain for months, patients find themselves on food stamps and Medicaid

Florida researchers say they felt pressure to destroy COVID-19 data for fear of Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gavin Newsom calls out Floridas death per capita rate compared to California

A GOP senator suggested gargling mouthwash to kill the coronavirus. Doctors and Listerine are skeptical.

Life after death: how the pandemic has transformed our psychic landscapeModern society has largely exiled death to the outskirts of existence, but Covid-19 has forced us all to confront it. Our relationship to the planet, each other and time itself can never be the same again

Record 6million in England waiting for routine hospital treatment as NHS pressure grows : worldnews

Singapore withdraws free treatment for unvaccinated Covid-19 patients : worldnews

New Zealand will ban young people from ever being able to purchase tobacco in their lifetimes under new plans to make New Zealand smokefree. : worldnews

Australian lawmakers blast Murdochs troubling mediamonopoly in new report
Toddler dies and baby brother left in serious condition after circumcisions at Perth clinic : worldnews

Filipino journalist who helped probe Dutertes drug war shot dead

Eleven villagers shot and burned alive by Myanmar soldiers. Myanmar soldiers rounded up and killed 11 people in a village, shooting and then setting them on fire, according to people in the area and local media reports.

Tokyo to recognise same-sex partnerships : worldnews ... partnership doesnt have the same legal effects as marriage

House votes to ban imports from Xinjiang over Uyghur forced labor concerns 428-1 : worldnews
France says no diplomatic boycott for Beijing Olympics. : worldnews
Beijing says the boycotts of its Winter Olympics dont matter because those officials were never invited and nobody will miss them anyway
Jimmy Lai, the owner of the now defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily, was found guilty for partaking in a vigil marking the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Lai and three other pro-democracy activists were charged under Hong Kong's controversial national security law : worldnews
Evergrande has defaulted on its debt, Fitch Ratings says : worldnews
China has told multinationals to sever ties with Lithuania or face being shut out of the Chinese market : worldnews

Saudi Arabias king has been quietly holed up in his desert palace for more than 480 days, as his heir MBS lies in wait for the throne
Saudi authorities disqualify more than 40 contestants from a camel beauty pageant for using Botox : worldnews

Biden says US troops off the table to defend Ukraine against Russian invasion
Putin Signals Change of Tone on Ukraine After Biden Call : politics
Russian invasion of Ukraine could be on scale not seen in Europe since WWII, UK armed forces head warns
Ukraine Commanders Say a Russian Invasion Would Overwhelm Them : worldnews undefined

Serbia govt bows to protesters demands | Serbias ruling coalition moved on Wednesday to change two laws critics say would let foreign companies exploit local resources, bowing to demands by anti-government protesters who had blocked roads throughout the country for two weekends in a row.

Italys antitrust fines Amazon 1.13 bln euros for alleged abuse of market dominance

Chilean presidential candidates father was member of Nazi party

Teacher removed from a classroom in Canada for wearing a hijab : worldnews (Quebec, not "Canada")

National Guard Deployed to Southern Border Suffer Drug and Alcohol Issues : Deploying the National Guard to the Border Has Been an Unmitigated Disaster : It turns out that the whole posse comitatus business is a better idea even that it looked at the time.

An Outrage: House Passes Largest Military Budget in Generations Despite End of Afghanistan War
Why Doesnt the Pentagon Ever Get Asked,But How Will You Pay for It?
Senate Rejects Sanderss Resolution to Block $650M Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

Two Democrats Back Dangerous GOP Ploy to Kill Bidens Vaccine-or-Test Rule | The Republican-led resolution would pull the rug out from under our Covid response efforts at a critical moment one Democratic lawmaker warned ... Sens. Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia (Montana with zero people and W.Va with top-10 death rate)
Behold, the Many Ways Pro-Death Republicans Are Going After Biden's Vaccine Mandates - They won't stop until every American has the right to get COVID-19

Biden is delivering the fastest economic recovery in history. Why hasnt anyone noticed?

Biden Should Cancel Student Debt or Watch $85 Billion Evaporate From US Economy: Analysis : politics
Killing the middle class: millions in US brace for student loan payments after Covid pause

Five key things to know about Rachael Rollins, Massachusetts new U.S. Attorney
US attorney for Massachusetts threatens to call police on a journalist : boston

U.S. senators announce bipartisan social media data transparency bill : politics

Europes middle class has been strong for 2 decades while Americas was squeezed by an explosion of debt, report says

Biden calls for sweeping new push to expose and punish financial corruption : politics

This call never happened: Ex-D.C. Guard leaders push back as internal Army report on Jan. 6 emergesnarrative is surfacing days after POLITICO first revealed a memo from a former top Guard official accusing two generals of lying to Congress.

Court rejects Trumps efforts to keep records from 1/6 panel

Mark Meadows Discussed a Direct and Collateral Attack Plan to Overturn Election Results, Committee Says
u/Sportsclubguy breaks down the whole J6 coup plot in excessive detail. : bestof
January 6 committee gets Meadows texts, emails with wide range of people while attack was underway
National Archives: Meadows may not have stored all Trump-era recordsproperlyThe acknowledgment comes amid his clash with the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Donald Trumps Former Chief Of Staff Told A Member Of Congress He "Loved" A Plan To Undermine The Election Days Before Jan. 6
Mark Meadows Provided the January 6 Committee With a Truly Insane Document : No wonder the ex-White House chief of staff is reluctant to testify ... Seriously, this thing reads like it was put together by Moe, Larry, and Curly Hitler, except it was received and taken seriously by the stooges who were running the government and organizing resistance to a free election.
January 6 committee says it is moving forward with criminal contempt for Meadows : politics
Trump Threatened to Wipe Out Afghan Village in Call With Taliban: Book : politics

Oath Keepers went to Olive Garden after invading the Capitol: FBI Transcript : politics
Are Capitol riot defendants getting off too easy? KS womans sentence raises concerns
A Florida Anarchist Will Spend Years in Prison for Online Posts Prompted by Jan. 6 RiotDaniel Bakers calls for armed defense against possible far-right attacks led to a much harsher sentence than that facing most insurrectionists. Event Planner Working on Bob Dole s Funeral Is Let Go for Jan. 6 Ties : Tim Unes was helping to plan memorial events for Mr. Dole when it came to light that he had been subpoenaed by the committee investigating the Capitol riot.

From Dole to Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... all the ways that Dole laid the groundwork for Trump, who he loved, and how liberal nostalgia for the older generation of Republicans masks just how much they created the situation we find ourselves in today.

Pelosi says she'll never forgive Trump, lackeys over Jan. 6

New York A.G. to Subpoena Trump to Testify in Fraud Investigation - The New York Times

You Should Take Matt Gaetzs Plan to Make Trump the Speaker of the House Seriously and Literally

House aide arrested for trying to bring handgun into Capitol complex : news

Ending Roe v Wade is part of a long campaign to roll back democracy itself : politics undefined

Supreme Court signals further erosion of separation of church and state in schools : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests Lauren Boebert, other gun-family-portrait Republicans are warring on Christmas : politics

House retirement tracker: Senior Democrats exit as the GOP is confident of a takeover : politics

'The Jewish-Palestinian Conflict' Is Not a Phrase You Want to Hear From a Supreme Court Justice - Even if it was a slip of the tongue from Justice Amy Coney Barrett, it was a signifying one.

Roberts Court: The Establishment Clause is unconstitutional - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Addressing Insider Threats in Elections - There is an active effort to recruit rogue election officials to sabotage elections across the country : politics

Georgia Republicans purge Black Democrats from county election boards : politics
No one with power is listening: Activists warn redistricting moves in the South threaten Black political power
North Carolina delays 2022 primaries to give redistricting challenges more time : politics

A new poll finds major warning signs for Biden and fellow Democrats : NPR : politics ... The same percentage, 17%, credited Republicanseven though zero congressional Republicans voted for the March relief bill.

Democrats Have No Idea How to Win the Culture Wars : politics

Al Gore was manly. Josh Hawley, not so much. : politics

COVID-19 Relief Funds Fuel Employer Tax Breaks - Instead of helping workers, states steer pandemic emergency dollars to employers to help them pay down unemployment insurance debt.

New York Attorney General Letitia James ends bid for governor and will instead run for reelection : politics

10 Books Texas Doesnt Want You to Read

Cancel culture comes for priceless work of art - Lawyers, Guns & Money A true blow to the nations traditions and heritage, as an absolutely seamless fusion of form and content will be removed from public view:

Boat in Yorktown parade disqualified for controversial political message

Ben Collins on Twitter: "The laziest of all the Confederate monuments, which is either a statue of Nathan Bedford Forest or maybe 40 mufflers hastily stapled together, was taken down this morning." / Twitter

The Great (Fake) Child-Sex-Trafficking Epidemic : Dispatches from a moral panic

14-year-old boy carjacked, sexually assaulted 87-year-old woman at knifepoint in Waukesha : news

Embry-Riddle student arrested before he could commit mass shooting, Daytona Beach FL : news

Josh Duggar Guilty in Child Pornography Trial : television
Josh Duggar convicted of child pornography charges : news
Huckabee stood by Duggar even when child molestation accusations came out. If he were a Democrat youd hear this constantly on Fox and the mainstream media

Man who filmed trooper sleeping in cruiser was pulled over moments later by Massachusetts State Police : news
Man who filmed trooper sleeping in cruiser was pulled over moments later by Massachusetts State Police : boston

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime - The Washington Post
Jussie Smollett found guilty of 5 disorderly conduct charges : news

Jurors hear testimony from passenger in Daunte Wrights car during trial of former officer Kimberly Potter

Starbucks Baristas Declare Victory in Historic Union Election A Starbucks in Buffalo is the first store in the U.S. to officially unionize

I feel not so pretty about the newWest Side Story ... why this one story has been the only concrete mainstream example of the Puerto Rican experience.

Man invades the field during a women's professional soccer match, and gets dropped hard by a player (Sam Kerr), who then receives a yellow card for doing it. : videos

Travis Scott clearly doesnt understand how his behavior directly links to the violent outcomes of his shows.

The Sublime Spectacle of Yoko Ono Disrupting the Beatles - The New York Times Ono is a performance artist at the height of her powers.

GoFundMe released their annual report. Massachusetts is #1! And they call us Massholes! : massachusetts
Five years after Massachusetts voters approved marijuana legalization, some lawmakers seek increased restrictions : massachusetts

Americans attitudes and behaviors have become more liberal overall in the past 50 years and have taken a decidedly liberal tilt since the 1990s, shows a new analysis of public opinion data.

Harvard team disables newly discovered hormone to reverse diabetes in mice. : worldnews

Men who vape are 2.2 times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction compared to those who dont, study finds

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry. : science

Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed. : science

TIL that the Aztecs modeled their capital on the nearby ruins of Teotihuacan, regarding it as the city of godsIt was one of the largest cities in pre-Columbian America and in the world at the time, and it was abandoned about a thousand years before the Spanish came to Mexico.

Does cholesterol build up in arteries over a lifetime or is there something about advanced age that makes it accumulate? : askscience

What's an Unpopular Opinion you have? : books

Redditors who have a ring doorbell, whats the creepiest thing you have caught on it?

Men and women of reddit, what made you NOT want a second date with someone? : AskReddit

Birds Aren't Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory. Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren't Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about ... In a post-truth world dominated by online conspiracy theories, young people have coalesced around the effort to thumb their nose at, fight and poke fun at misinformation. It Gen Zs attempt to upend the rabbit hole with absurdism.
Umm..THE NEW YORK TIMES? : BirdsArentReal
Birds Arent Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

In this music video about self love and accepting your own body, not using filters and stuff there is waist shrinking going on : gifs

not so much r/Boston (X-post from r/politicalhumor) : massachusetts


Earth is Getting a Black Box to Tell Future Civilisations How Humanity Ended

Super-rich increase their share of worlds income
Billionaires share of global wealth soars during pandemic

Biden orders federal agencies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, by expanding electric vehicle fleet - The Washington Post White House to spend billions to buy electric vehicles, upgrade federal buildings and change how the government buys power

An extreme lack of sea ice in Canada this winter should serve as a "wake-up call" for the risk climate change poses to polar bears, say conservationists. Ice normally starts forming in Hudson Bay in November, but the area has remained almost entirely ice-free in the face of temps 6C above average.

Whoops and grunts:bizarre fish songs raise hopes for coral reef recovery

Thai court jails millionaire tycoon for poaching protected animals. He was caught with carcasses of endangered Indochinese leopard, pheasants and a deer in a National Park

General Augusto Heleno, minister of the Institutional Security Office of the Presidency, authorized the advancement of seven gold exploitation projects in a preserved area of the Amazon

The worlds newest nation is both drying up and drowning - South Sudan

Vegetarians Produce 59% Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Meat Eaters, Study Finds : worldnews

Walmart Canada Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Bags : worldnews

MA's 5,403 new cases and 12 new deaths 12/8 : CoronavirusMa
MA COVID-19 Data 12/8/21 : boston
5,403 confirmed cases and 12 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

All of Massachusetts again considered high-risk for COVID-19 transmission : boston

Covid Live Updates: Pfizer Says its Booster Offers Significant Protection Against Omicron
Pfizer says vaccine booster dose protects against omicron variant Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine may not provide sufficient antibodies against the new variant, the company said.
Allergic conditions linked to lower COVID-19 infection risk. People with allergic conditions such as hay fever, rhinitis, and atopic eczema, may have a lower risk of COVID-19 infection, especially if they also have asthma, finds a large, population-based study of UK adults. : science
New omicron update Katelyn Jetelina 12/7/21 : CoronavirusMa
The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find - The New York Times The research may help explain why people who are overweight and obese have been at higher risk of severe illness and death from Covid.

The pandemic worsened young peoples mental health crisis.

Michigan sets pandemic record for COVID hospitalizations; stretched staffs feel defeated, disheartened : news

Republicans ready new push to defund, repeal Biden vaccine and testing policies - The Washington Post

UF researchers felt pressure to destroy COVID-19 data, not criticize DeSantis, report says : politics
How Ron DeSantis won the pandemic with cancel culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican Idiot Brigade Debuts Dumbest COVID Claims Yet | Marjorie Taylor Greene, for one, has suggested cancer is as transmissible as COVID, while Matt Gaetz wants people to actively contract the virus.
Video of Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene Being Asked About Jan. 6 Officers Goes Viral : politics
Tennessee medical board deletes anti-misinformation COVID-19 policy after GOP pressures to dissolve board : politics
Medical board deletes anti-misinformation policy amid GOP pressure : news This is Tennessee. They also made it illegal to talk to kids and parents about vaccines.

Lax vax axe? Legislator calls proposal to put unvaccinated on the hook for their COVID-19 expenses a 'starting point'

When mental faculties skip a generation - Lawyers, Guns & Money Tarpley Hitt has a grimly entertaining interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. I will give you a taste but one must really Read The Whole Thing, including the internal fact-check: (vide infra)

As World Confronts Omicron Variant, Top 8 Pfizer & Moderna Investors Make $10 Billion in a Week : worldnews

Omicron Covid cases doubling every two to three days in UK, says scientist

Germany records highest daily COVID deaths since February : worldnews

For the first time in 20 months, one of the biggest Hospital in the Philippines registers zero COVID cases : worldnews

This nominee went from spreading lies and shitposting to begging for a ride to the hospital for herself and her immunosuppressed husband. : HermanCainAward
This biker had one impressively long goatee. Some of his friends tried to reason with him but he'd made up his mind - no jab. He died of COVID 3 days ago
Update on 39 year old mother of 7 who is somehow STILL alive after 9 weeks in ICU and 7 weeks on ECMO. Family is sharing some graphic details of her latest complications. All of this could have been avoided with a free and easy shot. : HermanCainAward
Cletus has died of covid. He never took the pandemic seriously and basically laughed in Covids face. He was anti mask/anti mandate, anti vaxx. These precautionary practices could have saved his life. RIP and Freedum Cletus. : HermanCainAward
This firemans very big balls could not get him the fuck outta that hospital.

Australias fertility rate falls to record low in 2020 (bc choosing not to have endangered kids)

Disabled Man and Teenagers Among 11 Shot and Burned in Myanmar Massacre : worldnews
Villagers burnt alive in northwest Myanmar : worldnews
Meta to ban all Myanmar-army controlled businesses from platforms : worldnews (Fuckerberg is unhappy)

Worlds second tallest building tops out in Malaysia
Ex-Prime Ministers Conviction Upheld in World's Largest Kleptocracy Case ... Under Najib Razak, billions in Malaysian state funds were diverted to Beverly Hills properties, a superyacht, a Hollywood film, and his own bank accoun

Scores of Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring convicted war criminals : worldnews

Australia joins U.S. in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics : worldnews
Senior Hong Kong immigration officials receive gift hampers worth over HK$3,000 from Evergrande exec. director - report : worldnews
China injects $188BN into economy amid Evergrande crisis : worldnews
Evergrande likely in default as debt deadline passes without payment : worldnews
Report: China is now the worlds richest country
How China Censored Peng Shuai - The New York Times
Hong Kong press freedom is in free fallas Chinas journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders
Chinese couple reunited with abducted son after 14-year search : worldnews

Indias Chief of Defence Staff, Wife Among 13 Killed In Chopper Crash
Helicopter crashes with Indias defence chief on board: Air Force

Russian internet watchdog announces ban of six more VPN products : worldnews
Gunman opens fire, kills 2 at a Moscow government service center after being told to put on a face mask : worldnews

Four women beaten, paraded naked, in Pakistan Faisalabad market : worldnews
In Pakistans borderlands, Taliban quietly expanding inf luence

Taliban gunmen steal tonnes of Australian food sent to the poorest Afghanistan families : worldnews
Afghanistan: Girls despair as Taliban confirms secondary school ban : worldnews

20 Bangladesh students sentenced to death for brutal murder : worldnews

If you run, you will die: fear stalks Nigerian state as jihadists gain foothold

International Court of Justice Rules Azerbaijan Must Stop Destroying Armenian Cultural Heritage in Artsakh : worldnews

Saudi Arabia Is Running Out Of Patriot Missiles In Its Conflict With The Houthis : worldnews

No evidence Iran has decided to weaponize nuclear program, CIA chief says : worldnews
US sells Iranian crude seized on the high seas : worldnews

Ancient tablet showcasing earliest form of literature returned to Iraq : worldnews (Hobby Flobby christo-crooksters)

Israel completes construction of iron wall around Gaza (of apartheid)
15 year old palestinian teen arrested for stabbing a Jewish mother walking her kid to school in Jerusalem : worldnews

Biden told Putin that things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now if Russia invades Ukraine, top adviser says
Biden makes diplomatic concession to Russia with Nato talks plan | Financial Times ... wants NATO to discuss Putin's "concerns" about defending Ukraine from Russian invasion ... `
Biden mulls blacklisting Russian banks if Putin invades Ukraine : politics
Ukraine says Biden-Putin call enabled deterrence and de-escalation
Whats at risk in Ukraine, and why it matters to America and its allies ... The author, Frederick Kagan, is a well-known neocon and is described in Wikipedia as one of the intellectual architects of the Iraq surge strategy. He has exactly zero credibility on this or any other foreign policy question.
Ukraine Says Russia Sending Snipers, Tanks to Border to Provoke Return FireFrom Its Troops
Ukraine warns of a bloody massacre and five million refugees fleeing into Europe if Russia invades, asKremlin says escalating tensions are "off the scale"

NATO Repels Georgias Membership With Article 5 Special Reservation

Lithuania successfully tests power link to continental Europe, minister says : worldnews

EU paves way for cheaper internet, bicycles, solar panels : worldnews

End of an era: Angela Merkels last full day as Germanys leader after 16 years
Lawmakers elect Olaf Scholz next German chancellor : worldnews

Strongest inflation in almost 40 years : worldnews - NL

New Caledonia to hold tense final vote on independence from France : worldnews

PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught joking about Christmas party : worldnews
Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions : worldnews (BoJo lied?)
Sailor arrested after F-35 aircraft carrier crash video leak : worldnews

Chile becomes 31st nation to legalise same-sex marriage : worldnews

Senate passes bill to ban conversion therapy : worldnews
Canada taps into emergency maple syrup reserves amid shortage : worldnews
Canadian arrested for ransomware attacks in U.S. after two year probe : worldnews

Ghislaine Maxwell and the Ecstasy of the FeetPhotos reveal just how close the pedophile billionaire and his accused madam were.

In January 2019, Mexico doubled the minimum wage in municipalities that share a border with the United States. Researchers studying the impact found no significant effect on employment, and a positive and significant impact on earnings, especially at the bottom of the wage distribution. : science

Equifax will no longer sell utility data ICE used to track the public - The Washington Post The records had been used to hunt immigration violations.
Joe Biden returns land to Cavazos family in Texas after it was seized by Donald Trump for border wall : politics

39 troops whose injuries in Iraq were downplayed by Trump will now get Purple Hearts : politics (+long list of Trump hating troops)

Reckless Misuse of Resources': House Approves $778 Billion Military Budget
Senate Dems Help Torpedo Resolution That Would Have Blocked $650 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia | "My simple question is, why in the world would the United States reward a regime that has caused such pain in Yemen with more weapons," Sanders asked after the vote. "The answer is we should not." : politics

Despite promises, Biden has yet to issue a single pardon, leaving reformers depressed and thousands incarcerated : politics

Gillibrand Slams 'Four Men' for Watering Down Military Sexual Assault Reform - The New York senator worked for a decade and assembled two-thirds of the Senate to support her reform, only to see it wither in a closed-door conference ... Reed, his Republican counterpart Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith (D-WA), and ranking member Mike Rogers (R-AL). These four men, as Gillibrand described them, overrode the desires of a supermajority in the Senate and at least a majority in the House

Progressives in Congress are backing a bill for a 4-day work week : politics

Sinema Targeted Over Morally Unforgivable Tax Loophole for the Rich

Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

Yo, media: The crisis is democracy, not Biden : politics
Opinion: The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy : politics

Filibuster Reform for Debt Ceiling Fight But Not Voting Rights or Reproductive Freedom? | "If our senators are willing to suspend the filibuster to protect our economy, they should be willing to suspend it to protect our democracy and our freedom to vote." : politics

Bidens Treasury takes aim at Trump and Putin with money laundering crackdown in real estate market

Tucker Carlson Sides With Putin Over Ukraine, Right to Defend Borders : politics
Russian State TV Drops Deranged Love Letter to Its Darling 'Trumpushka' ... "[He is] so sorely missed" ... "WWIII is canceled --- for now" ... Now, Russian state media outlets are forecasting that Trump would likely win over Biden in 2024 should he decide to runand perhaps anticipating his return -- with an even bigger box of candy for Putin.
The rights rationalization of Putin colors the Russia-Ukraine tension
Kremlin buys 14 minute propaganda advertisement on FOX news : PoliticalHumor
Falsifying Russia s History Is a Step Toward More Violence - By attacking the past, Putin and his supporters are also attacking the future. (Is Tucker Carlson and Russian agent? Some say yes)

Trumps 2022 Endorsements Are Earlier, Bolder And More Dangerous Than When He Was President

Michael Flynns brother lied to Congress in Capitol riot testimony, ex-aide to top DC national guard general says

Mark Meadows sues House January 6 committee - CNNPolitics
Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee : politics ... Like, he was planning to lie, but then found out they would be privy to private communications that might prove he lied.
Meadows says Covid-19 made Trump so weak he couldnt hold a briefcase ... To be fair, he could barely do that before either.

BOOM! AT&T turns over cell phone data to the January 6 Committee and Marjorie Taylor Greene isnt happy.
Roger Stone invokes Fifth Amendment in House Jan. 6 probe | Stone is only the latest Trump associate to refuse to cooperate with the House panel investigating the Capitol riot. : politics
Jan. 6 Rally Planner to Tell House Panel He Played No Role in Violence - The New York Times Ali Alexander, a right-wing activist who helped organize the gathering that drew Trump supporters to Washington on Jan. 6, is cooperating with the committee investigating the riot.
Low-profile heiress who played a strong role in financing Jan. 6 rally is thrust into spotlight
130 officers have left Capitol Police since Jan. 6 insurrection, watchdog tells Senate hearing : politics

Trumps propaganda ecosystem priming supporters for violence: Gellman
Matt Gaetz says hes talked to Trump about making the former president speaker of the House if Republicans win a majority
Matt Gaetz Chills Critics With Terrifying Prediction About GOP In 2022
Republicans Are Still Floating an Insane Scenario in Which They Make Trump House Speaker in 2023 : politics
Trump Wont Let America Go. Can Democrats Pry It Away?
Devin Nunes Accepts the Poisoned Chalice | Whether or not he has ulterior motives for serving as CEO for Trumps definitely above-board media company, it's unlikely to end well for the soon-to-be-former congressman.

Ocasio-Cortez: Embarrassment that Democratic leaders are delaying Boebert punishment
Tell me again where Christ said use the commemoration of my birth to flex violent weapons for personal political gain
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Lauren Boebert over Christmas gun photo : politics
More than 400 Hill staff demand House leaders act after Rep. Boeberts anti-Muslim remarks
Rep. Pressley to introduce resolution to condemn Rep. Boebert : politics

The triumph of right wing propaganda in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money This Thomas Edsall piece, in which he interviews a bunch of fancy academics about their estimates regarding how far down the road toward ethno-nationalist authoritarianism the Republican party has gone, and what the Democratic party should do about it, has a lot of interesting stuff in it. Heres a quote from Jennifer Hochschild, a professor government at Harvard: (that fucking university, again and again) ... And one of the things that rigs it in their favor is centrist and Even the Liberal professors constantly repeating inane right wing talking points in Even the Liberal New York Times, as if those talking points represented something other than the most cynical propagandistic lies imaginable.

What an America Without Roe Would Look Like - The New York Times Legal abortions would fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest, and out-of-state travel and abortion pills would play a bigger role.
Budowsky: Pro-choice women can save Democrats in 2022
The Rights Bad-Faith Argument About Bodily Autonomy (only applies to sticking their dicks whereever they want)
California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned | AP News

The Supreme Court is set to decide whether states can refuse to pay for religious education. : politics (narrator: they won't)
The Supreme Courts New Religious Liberty Case Could Destroy Public Education
Supreme Court Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools
The Supreme Court Is Dead-Set on Recasting Religious Neutrality as Religious Discrimination : Time was that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment would put these arguments to bed. Not anymore.

Kamala Harris Is Right: Bluetooth Is a Security Risk : politics
Bluetoothghazi, Day 3 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (+McAddled)

GOP-aligned group finds no evidence of Wisconsin voter fraud after 10-month investigation : politics

New FOX 5 Poll: Dead Heat between Kemp, Perdue due to Trump endorsement
Trump-backed Perdue says he wouldnt have certified Georgia 2020 results

Abbott Leads ORourke By Double Digits In Texas Governor's Race, Quinnipiac University Texas Poll Finds; Texas-Mexico Border Dominates Issues For Voters

Hispanic Voters Now Evenly Split Between Parties, WSJ Poll Finds - WSJ Republicans have made rapid gains among a crucial voting demographic that has long favored Democrats

As Grifters Squabble, QAnon's Bloodlust Gets More Open : QAnon influencers hope to unite the right in a sea of blood.
Trumpworld lawyer Lin Wood attacked Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling her a pawn of the devil and representative of the deep state : politics

Where Have All the Grown-ups Gone? : politics

Asking You To Help: Amazon Employee Describes Sheer Brutality of Work to Senators (Bezos is a sado-fucker)

Conservatives Have a New Bogeyman: Critical Energy Theory : politics

Opinion | What I never got to say to Fred Hiatt - The Washington Post = Dana Milbank (Milbank is schizo)
David Brooks: Conservatism Is Dead - The Atlantic What Happened to American Conservatism? - The rich philosophical tradition I fell in love with has been reduced to Fox News and voter suppression.

De Blasio Fought for 2 Years to Keep Ethics Warning Secret. Heres Why (crooked Italian dickster)

Fox Christmas Tree Catches Fire in New York City - The New York Times
Sean Langille on Twitter: "HAPPENING NOW: Crews on the scene to extinguish fire at tree in Fox Square" / Twitter

The Elizabeth Holmes trial is the hottest ticket in Silicon ValleySpectators and media members are waiting in line for hours every day for a chance to see the former Theranos CEO testify

Everything to Know About Jussie Smolletts Trial

Young Democrats more likely to despise the other party - Axios 71% of Democrats wouldn't go on a date with someone with opposing views, versus 31% of Republicans.

Schools Are Closing Classrooms on Fridays. Parents Are Furious. - The New York Times Desperate to keep teachers, some districts have turned to remote teaching for one day a week and sometimes more. Families have been left to find child care.

Its just crazy: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records

Torrance police's racist texts could jeopardize many cases - Los Angeles Times (fucking cops)

Lawsuit alleges MIT professor groomed young women, ran sexually charged laballeged victim of sexual harassment, filed a counterclaim Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court against Dr. David M. Sabatini

MAGA, from the "left" [LOL] - Lawyers, Guns & Money amazing how the close allies Trump nominated to critical positions kept betraying his dovish and economically populist values (Greenwald is a "leftist" hahah)

Wil Wheaton Calls Dave Chappelle A BigotAnd Piece Of S***

Study adds to evidence of health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids in the diet. A high intake of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) - found mainly in nuts, seeds, and plant oils - is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.(N=120,000 : science

Were losing IQ points: the lead poisoning crisis unfolding among US children ... Researchers examined lead levels in the soil, sand, mulch, or rubber surfaces in 28 Boston playgrounds. They found that rubber surfaces often had lead levels that averaged two or three times higher than levels in the other materials

Why does flu even come in seasons? : askscience

th3cr1t1c comments on TIL Julian Lennon had to buy letters he wrote to his father (John Lennon) at an auction, because Yoko Ono wouldn't give them to him. (bestof +Rick Beato vid)

Reddit Recap 2021 : blog

What is an undeniably evil profession? : AskReddit

What is the worst thing you have found in your parents closet? : AskReddit

/u/Delicious-Hot-Dog writes about the trials of female puberty : bestof

Google disrupts Russian botnet that infected 1 million Windows machines : technology the first time Google has taken action against a botnet operation.

Up all night with a Twitch millionaire: The loneliness and rage of the Internet's new rock stars - Ten hours a day, streamers are broadcasting lives of obsession and wealth for an unforgiving crowd. How long can any of them last?

Amazons search results full of ads that may be unlawfully deceiving consumers, complaint to FTC claims - More than a quarter of search results on Amazon are paid ads, according to the complaint filed by a coalition of labor unions

More than 300 scientists have told Mark Zuckerberg they want access to Metas internal research on child and teen mental health because it doesnt meet scientific standards

Snapchats decision turn down Facebooks $3 billion offer securedits place as a metaverse leader ... wearable hardware called Spectacles


The death toll from the eruption of Indonesias Mount Semeru volcano rose to 34 on Tuesday, the national disaster agency said, as aid was rushed to the affected region

New study finds worldsstrongest ocean current speeding up: Researchers say "robust acceleration" in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current has been largely driven by ocean warming tied to human activity.

Forests will disappear again,activists warn as Indonesia ends plantation freeze

All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean at highrisk of collapse in next 50 years| From Seychelles to the Delagoa region off the coast of Mozambique and South Africa, the reef systems are at risk of becoming functionally extinct by the 2070s according to a new assessment.

Indonesian court refuses to reinstate permits for palm oil companies to exploit ancestral lands : worldnews

Niger Delta communities in great danger as month-old oil spill continues: Nigerian oil company cannot contain the old blown-out well, locals advised to evacuate

El Salvador womens group takes a stand for river system targeted by development

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of catastrophicfloods

Weekly averages of COVID-19 detected in Boston wastewater reach highest levels yet - The Boston Globe
Massachusetts reports 11,619 new coronavirus cases from over the weekend. : boston

Weekly averages of COVID-19 detected in Boston wastewater reach highest levels yet - The Boston Globe
New MWRA sewage testing for COVID. Predictive of a large spike coming soon. Looking ugly : CoronavirusMa

Pfizer Shot Provides Partial Omicron Shield in Early Study 40x drop : CoronavirusMa (40x less effective against Omicron)
Glaxo antibody treatment works on Omicron mutations in study : worldnews

People in Trump areas three times more likely to die of Covid, says new analysis : politics
Fox News is Killing Us: Here are the Receipts Causal evidence of the deadly influence of Fox News on COVID ... The most recent data complied by Gaba shows that the death rate in the reddest counties is 5.54 times that of the bluest counties.

COVID has probably killed, directly and indirectly, more than one million Americans - Lawyers, Guns & Money ,,, In any case, no matter what method one uses theres no question that the mortality toll in the USA from COVID-19 is a lot higher than the already-staggering official death count, for reasons that researchers will spend many years exploring.
CDC: 60% of U.S. is fully vaccinated : Coronavirus

Right wing judge decides that Magna Carta and the Statute De Donis prohibit Biden administration from mandating vaccines for employees of federal contractors - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bidens vaccine mandate blocked by federal judge in Georgia
Joe Manchin joins GOP, moves to block Bidens vaccine mandate for businesses (W.Va rightwing deathstate)

Unvaccinated Illinoisans would pay COVID hospital bills under new proposals : politics

Axios-Ipsos poll: Shrugging off Omicron - Americans' r esponse to the Omicron variant

Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine : news

Michigan sets hospitalization record, leads nation in new coronavirus cases per capita : Coronavirus

Severe COVID could reduce male fertility : Coronavirus (make male antivaxxers dicks fall off, less likely to reproduce)

A zoos three 'beloved' snow leopards die of Covid-19

This anti-vax couple will not comply and be sheep. They mocked doctors and mandates, guessing a global pandemic would end with the election. One has claimed their award and the other mourns. : HermanCainAward
NC grandpa loved posting memes and hated Joe Biden. After almost 3 months in the hospital, he accepts his award. : HermanCainAward
This anti-vaxx couple attended the anti-mandate protest at the Capitol on October 19. The photo she took became her last Facebook post. She died of COVID almost exactly one month later. He abruptly stopped posting anti-vaxx memes on October 25. He has still not mentioned her death or what caused it. : HermanCainAward ... She literally died because she attended a protest against the very thing that would have saved her life.
UPDATE: Guy thought he was a legend for not taking Covid seriously, but they say a legend never dies, so I guess not : HermanCainAward
"M" prefers her memes racist and xenophobic, with a side of /r/Targetedshirts. Hates masks and vaxx, and bravely accepted her award at the age of 43. : HermanCainAward
I'd like to nominate my mom, on behalf of my siblings and I. : HermanCainAward
The Slow Crawl Of Covid Denialism Has Wrangled Another AntiVaxxer, This HCA Is Awarded With Merit. : HermanCainAward

Never Thought Id Be Here
QAnon has fucked up my family : QAnonCasualties

Nearly 70 ICU medics at Spanish hospital COVID-19 positive after Christmas party : Coronavirus

French PM outlines new virus measures amid spike in infections : worldnews

South Africa Hospitals Jammed with Omicron Patients : worldnews

The Sydney Opera House in Australia has renewed a contract that will pay AU$376,380 ($265,515 USD) for a team of dogs over the next two years to chase seagulls away from the iconic landmark. The pooches are from a company called Mad Dogs and Englishmen. : worldnews

Do or die: Myanmars junta may have stirred up a hornets nest
Myanmar junta official visits Cambodia after Suu Kyi sentencing : worldnews

Man arrested over arson in Kyotos Utoro area, burning down history of Korean workers
Tokyo governor to make same-sex partnerships legal in the city starting April 2022 : worldnews

China claims to have democracy that works ahead of Biden summit ("dictatocracy" or "Xi-ocracy")
US officially announces that diplomats to boycott Beijing Olympics : worldnews
China says U.S. will pay the price for diplomatic boycott of Olympics
Uyghur organizations applaud the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics : worldnews
China Evergrande shares plummet 12% as it edges closer to default : worldnews
Scientists Say They Caught China Successfully Changing weather| As the South China Morning Post reports, researchers say that during the Chinese Communist Partys centennial celebration weather authorities successfully modified the weather above Beijing to clear the sky and reduce pollution.
Analysis: The EU is finally putting its money where its mouth is on China : worldnews

India signs trade and arms deals with Russia : worldnews
Putin calls India great power Modi says friendship with Russia is a "constant" despite challenges
India revokes patent for PepsiCos Lays potatoes for suing Indian farmers

Mass starvation looms in Afghanistan as half the country faces hunger under Taliban rule : worldnews
Whistleblower condemns Foreign Office over Kabul evacuation : worldnews

Turkish opposition leader helps shape alliance to challenge Erdogan : worldnews
Turkey says mosque attacks in Cyprus wontgo unanswered

Ethiopian forces recapture two key towns from rebels,

Kenyan policeman shoots dead six people including wife : worldnews

The women publicly tortured after being accused of sorcery - BBC News Sorcery accusation-related violence is rife in Papua New Guinea. Although there is no reliable data available to know how frequently it happens, government figures say there have been about 6,000 incidents in the past 20 years.

UAE Becomes First Arab Country to Implement a 4.5 Day Workweek : worldnews ... Public sector workers at the ministerial level will adopt a four and a half day working week,

Iranian naval vessel under construction capsizes in dry dock : worldnews

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga retake northern village from IS fighters - sources : worldnews

Israeli airstrikes hit Latakia, says Syrian state media : worldnews
Israel delays major settlement plan for occupied East Jerusalem : worldnews
Blasting Egyptian mediators, Hamas threatens escalation with Israel : worldnews
Israel said it will tighten supervision over the sale of cybersecurity exports, a decision that comes after a string of scandals involving foreign governments allegedly abusing technology developed by Israeli firms like NSO Group to spy on civilians. : worldnews
Dossier leaked explaining why Israel designated six Palestinian NGOs as Terror Groups : worldnews ... terror org ... operates a network of nonprofit groups to embezzle millions of dollars in funding from the European Union and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Putin Expected to Demand Guarantee that NATO never expand into Ukraine, or Russia might soon launch an offensive against its neighbor. : worldnews
Biden to warn Putin U.S. will add troops in Eastern Europe if Russia invades Ukraine : worldnews
US says it will send troops to eastern Europe if Russia invades Ukraine | US foreign policy : worldnews
Biden administration considering options for possibly evacuating US citizens from Ukraine if Russia invades : politics
UK to use all economic and diplomatic tools if Russia invades Ukraine, PM says
Biden set to warn Putin in video call: Expect substantialeconomic punishment if Russia attacks Ukraine
Expect Anything: Ukrainian Troops Brace For Possible Russian Attack

Polish hospital refused abortion against psychiatrists advice for fear of prosecution ... the pregnancy of a woman with a fatally malformed foetus - despite psychiatrists saying that it threatened her mental health ... Who are Ordo Iuris, you ask? They are a group of religious fundamentalists sponsored by Kremlin

Switzerland To Use suicide Pod Which Promises Painless DeathIn 1 Minute
Switzerland approves euthanasia device for painless death
Swiss Firm Executive Operates Secret Surveillance Operation, Sources Say : worldnews

Germanys Greens approve three-party coalition deal: The approval of Green Party members was the last hurdle for a new three-way coalition government in Germany.
Germany taps epidemiologist as new health minister : worldnews

Spains former king seeks immunity over claim he used spy agency to threaten ex-lover ... The former king Juan Carlos is seeking sovereign immunity at the court against claims he used Spains spy agency to harass a Danish businesswoman, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Supporters of French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour threw punches and chairs at several protesters wearing anti-racism T-shirts during his first political rally : worldnews (collapse of the left in Europe, it's all center and far-right)
Jamal Khashoggi: Suspect in murder of journalist arrested in Paris
Luxury brand Chanel roasted online for $1,025 advent calendar full of stickers, other trinkets : worldnews

UK asks Germany to extradite suspected Russian spy A British citizen working at the UK Embassy in Berlin has been arrested for passing official documents to Moscow agents
Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnsons plans
Grenfell Tower: Governments hid fire safety risks, inquiry hears : worldnews
UK: Grenfell fire consequence of unbridled passion for deregulation inquiry told (Tory fuckers)

Three missionaries released in Haiti following October kidnapping : worldnews

Spy agency warned Trudeau Chinas media tactics becoming more sophisticated ... insidious
Toronto health board votes in favour of asking feds to decriminalize drug possession : worldnews

ICIJ releases new Pandora Papers data from two offshore service providers - ICIJ : worldnews ICIJ releases new Pandora Papers data from two offshore service providers

Richest 1% Took 38% of New Global Wealth Since 1995. The Bottom Half Got Just 2% | A new report finds that global inequities in wealth and income are about as great today as they were at the peak of Western imperialism in the early 20th century.

All Manner of December 7... - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Robert Farley on Twitter: "Ok so now it's time to talk battleships." / Twitter
How Pearl Harbor Changed America Forever - 19FortyFive

U.S. Military Installs Long-Range Missile-Defense System In Alaska : worldnews

The incentives for endless war - Lawyers, Guns & Money Joe Biden, at immense political cost, ended the 20-year war in Afghanistan. He has also drastically reduced drone airstrikes. This is a quite remarkable record, and you'd like to think that people focused on opposing American militarism would have his back against the relentless attacks of the Blob. The problem is that people like Jeremy Scahill are as committed to Everyone Is The Same narratives as Ron Fournier himself ... And here we see how the media as a whole is so wired for endless war. While the mainstream press savaged Biden for withdrawing, many alleged opponents of the war are coming up with silly, convoluted reasons why Biden doesn't deserve credit for it.

Republicans Blame Bidens Modest Climate Agenda for Gas Prices. They're Wrong.

Bidens Supreme Court commission set to vote on final report

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years : politics

Inflation - Lawyers, Guns & Money Important piece at the Prospect pushing Biden and his advisors and Democratic leaders generally not to overreact to inflation as Jimmy Carter did.

Americans Pandemic-Era Excess Savings Are Dwindling for Many - The drop in cash reserves has vast implications for the working class and could dampen consumer spending, a large share of economic activity.

Reality Winner's 60 Minutes interview sparks calls for Joe Biden pardon

Ex-National Guard official says Army generals lied to Congress, alleging cover-up of decision to withhold troops from the Capitol on January 6 : politics
Top D.C. Guardsman Says Army Generals Are AbsoluteLiars' in Their Role in Jan. 6 Response
Never Forget That Trump Purged the Pentagon Leadership Between the Election and January 6 : politics

President Bidens pick for a key banking regulator backs out - Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law School professor whom critics painted as a communist after President Biden picked her for a key banking regulator job, withdrew from consideration for the post on Tuesday.

Alternative Mueller report prepared by team investigating Trump could be released by Justice Department

Trump ally Steve Bannon can be prosecuted in a single day, DOJ says : politics
Eschaton: No Hurry Congressional subpoenas are meaningless. Good job, all. A federal judge on Tuesday set a tentative July 18 start date for the trial of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon on charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a probe of the Capitol riot.

Michael Flynns brother lied to Congress in Capitol riot testimony, ex-aide says ... And Biden rewarded him by promoting him to Commanding General of the US Army in the Pacific in June 2021.

"January 6 was Practice" why are Democrats so under responsive? : politics

Defendant in Case Brought by Durham Says New Evidence Undercuts Charge : politics

January 6 Shows Why Corporate Political Spending Is Bad for Democracy : politics

Hillary Clinton was right about the deplorables and about the end of Roe v. Wade | Still hate Hillarys guts? Fine. But lets admit that she saw all this coming and way before the rise of Trump

Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee - CNNPolitics
Jan. 6 Committee Announces It Will Hold Mark Meadows in Contempt if He Bails on Wednesday Deposition : politics
Meadows: Trump considered yanking Kavanaugh over I like beercomments and apologetic tone
Trump Ordered Staff to 'Bust Some Heads' of Black Lives Matter Protesters Prior to Church Photo Op: Book

Judge sets July trial date in Bannon case | TheHill
An angry rift between Trump and Bannon signals the far-rights future ... Theres no difference between Kemp and Perdue, Bannon fumed, in a striking rebuke of Trumps anointed candidate.

Take Abortion Out of the Courts HandsAbortion rights shouldnt be at the mercy of the judiciary. We need federal legislation codifying Roe v. Wadeand Democrats need to buck up and eliminate the filibuster to pass it.

Trump, supporters not willing to risk 2024 outcome with a fair election

Do Trumpy Republicans believe their own bulls--t? Or is it all performance? Or can they even tell the difference anymore? : politics
How can the people who have seen the worst of Trump still think the best of him? : politics

The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy

Nobody Is Above the Law: Elizabeth Warren Applauds SEC Probe of Trumps Social Media VentureThere may have been serious violations of securities laws during the proposed merger of Digital World Acquisition Corp. and Trump's media company,said the Massachusetts Democrat.
Analysis: Nunes decision to exit Congress for Trumps social media venture signals where power lies in the conservative movement ... If I had a new billion dollar social media company, Id definitely hire a guy with no tech or media experience to run it. Yup yup. Totally normal.
Herp-faced moron to head Trump TV - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trumps new media company is a $1.6 billion mirage

Why Fox News lets Lara Logan call Dr. Fauci a Naziand get away with it | Like Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, Logan is a rhetorical bomb thrower who holds the GOP together

I think we need to rethink entirely how we do things,says Dana Milbank of the Washington Post ... Longtime Washington Post political journalist Dana Milbank on Friday accused his colleagues of being "accessories to the murder of democracy" ... "Too many journalists are caught in a mindless neutrality between democracy and its saboteurs, between fact and fiction. Its time to take a stand."

But her earphones - Lawyers, Guns & Money What a feculent pile of nonsense is Politico

Political hobbyism - Lawyers, Guns & Money the various ways in which America is sliding toward authoritarian ethno-nationalism, via a mass political movement that until recently could have been called crypto-fascist, but by now can be characterized without the adjectival modifier.

State Legislatures Are Still the Key to Trumps Election-Coup Efforts
Sham GOP Election AuditorsWant to See Your Ballot -- But Hide Their Own Work
Donald Trump suggests Georgia's GOP primary will be "rigged"

WSJ taps Biden, Trump pollsters for 2022 - Axios ... "The Wall Street Journal Poll"

Nathan Bedford Forrest Has Fallen | Pith in the Wind | A widely mocked Nashville statue of the early KKK leader was removed Tuesday morning
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along I-65 removed after more than 2 decades : news
Charlottesvilles Robert E. Lee statue will be melted down by citys African American history museum

A California court just returned real estate it took from a Black family in 1924. It could be the beginning of a wave of redistribution.

Emmett Till: US closes investigation without charges : worldnews - Ms Donhams ex-husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, JW Milam, were prosecuted for Emmett's death. They were acquitted by an all-white jury after just over an hour of deliberation. Months later, they confessed to the murder in a paid magazine interview, but maintained they had done nothing wrong. The pair were not brought to trial again

A critical time: Small handful of educators losing jobs for lessons linked to race, not CRT : politics
San Antonio-area school district reviews 400 books flagged by a Texas lawmakers inquiry
GOP Michigan education official: State should end required school attendance : politics

Oxford school shooting: Ethan Crumbley appointed lawyer by court after his parents only hired their own : news
GOP blaming Dems for Michigan school shooting fits its midterm election strategy : politics

MAGA moms meet Madison Cawthorns challenge: Why right-wing women raise their sons as "monsters"

aMeRiCaN eQuAlTy! : PoliticalHumor

A Very Weird Interview With Robert F. Kennedy Jr. I dont think the vaccines have anything to do with eradicating the Jews (christ what a fucking asshole and pathological liar)

CNN Wont Pay Chris Cuomo Severance; HarperCollins Pulls Former Anchors Coming Book
Publisher pulls Chris Cuomos upcoming book.
Why did it take CNN so long to fire Chris Cuomo? | Press Watch

Houston law firm files $10 billion mega lawsuit against Travis Scott : news

Jussie Smollett reveals CNNs Don Lemon warned him via text in 2019 that cops didn't believe his account of attack: Host is accused of unethical behavior just days after Chris Cuomo was fired for helping his brother fight sex-pest claims ... Lemon is also being sued by a bartender in the Hamptons for an alleged incident in the summer of 2018 The bartender says Lemon, who is openly gay, rubbed his own genitals then put his fingers in his face (fuckers of a feather)

Matthew Michanowicz sentenced to probation for planting bombs at Pittsburgh protest - The Washington Post

Spokane Police: No evidence murder victim sex trafficked suspects daughter ... He said at the time of the murder, he was using meth on a daily basis, according to the court documents.

Op-Ed: Arresting reporters in L.A. sends an awful message - Los Angeles Times ... In 2020, 142 journalists were arrested or detained when Black Lives Matter protests swept the nation. Although that number has declined this year, 56 arrests and detainments were documented in the U.S. through the end of November. Nearly 40% of those took place in Los Angeles County.

Justice Sotomayor Calls Out Fifth Circuit's Highly Questionable Reversal in Qualified Immunity Case of Man Kicked and Punched by Louisiana Cops

Leading Free-Market Policy Network Enabling Anti-LGBTQ Hate : politics For context, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Family Resource Council both support criminalizing homosexuality.

Harris marks Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit : politics
How Child Care Became the Most Broken Business in America : politics

Fury as transgender UPenn swimmer, 22, who used to compete as a man smashes TWO US womens records in weekend competition and finishes one race 38 seconds ahead of her nearest rival

S.F. made parklets permanent but added so many rules that many restaurants plan to tear them downthe most uncoordinated, messed up, insulting display of government incompetence,

Shootings and homicides continue to be down in Boston this year, defying national trends : boston

Study Finds Viagra Usage Could Reduce Alzheimers Risk by 70 Percent

Dogs understand 89 words on average, study reveals. Due to their evolutionary history and close association with humans, domestic dogs have learned to respond to human verbal and nonverbal cues at a level unmatched by other species : science

Do individuals who appear older or younger than their biological age live a shorter or longer lifespan, respectively? : askscience

eli5 Why does down syndrome cause an almost identical face structure no matter the parents genes? : explainlikeimfive

TIL Julian Lennon had to buy letters he wrote to his father (John Lennon) at an auction, because Yoko Ono wouldnt give them to him.

Whats the worst thing someone has ever done to you? : AskReddit

Apple CEO Tim Cook Secretly Signed $275 Billion Deal With China in 2016

A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars - The New York Times The feature raises fresh questions about whether Tesla is compromising safety as it rushes to add new technologies.


China lunar rover to check out cube-shaped mystery house object on far side of the moon (scientists say they are "pretty sure" it's not aliens)

Potentially hazardous asteroid worth nearly $5 billion will enter Earths orbit next week, NASA says

Indonesia volcano Mount Semeru erupts again, rescue operations suspended : worldnews

The Worlds Population Is Set To Decline For The First Time In Centuries

Study sheds light on Antarctic Ocean climate riddle : science

Four hours from Hobart, this black box will chronicle humankinds downfall
The Clock of the Long Now - Long Now ... Deep Time

Arctic sea ice extent 2021 is among the highest in recent years, thanks to a cool summer and autumn, particularly in the western Arctic Ocean. : worldnews

World Soil Day - Soil salinization: a threat to our global pantry : worldnews

FSM experiencing massive flooding Low-lying islands in the Federated States of Micronesia are experiencing massive flooding that threaten the communities across the nation.

New type of earthquake discovered by a Canadian-German research team. Unlike conventional earthquakes of the same magnitude, they are slower and last longer. The events are a new type of induced earthquake that have been triggered by hydraulic fracturing, a method used for oil and gas extraction. : science

S.Africans protest against Shell oil exploration in pristine coastal area : worldnews

Private jet sales and flights soar during pandemic travel confusion : worldnews undefined

In its first COVID-19 data report since Friday, Mass. reports 11,199 confirmed cases and 26 deaths
December 6 MDPH Summary : CoronavirusMa

With Omicron in Mass., people need to be very careful expert says
Boston-area coronavirus wastewater levels are skyrocketing: This is pretty worrisome

10 states win court bid to block Bidens COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health workers
N.Y.C. Sets Sweeping Vaccine Mandate for All Private Employers - The New York Times

Jim Jordan says real America is done with Covid. These maps indicate otherwise ("real" America is dying of stupidty)
Fauci pushed back on Sen. Ron Johnson's caims that he the 'over-hyped' AIDS crisis and COVID-19
Behind Low Vaccination Rates Lurks a More Profound Social Weakness : politics
Tucker Carlson, Serial Killer - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Rupert Murdoch is one of the worst people to ever walk the face of the Earth.

As covid persists, nurses are leaving staff jobs and tripling their salaries as travelers

(Study) J.&J. booster works well for people who had Pfizer originally, study finds: A small study in Boston looked at mixing and matching with the third shot. - NYTimes : CoronavirusMa
The Omicron situation, Week 2 - Noah Smith : CoronavirusMa

Kansas correctional officer trusted his immune system but it appears to have failed him. Mom in purple spills the beans. : HermanCainAward
This nominee is a recent transplant recipient. Despite his health, he does not believe in masks or vaccines. Maybe this was a conspiracy he was wrong about. : HermanCainAward
In March this radiology tech stated, There is no pandemic! I have taken absolutely no precuations and work in a hospital. I am fine. Her last post was n June, and her death announcement was at the end of October.
AntiVaxx Super Spreader Pastor has received his very own freshly minted HCA. : HermanCainAward
Awardee Blue enjoyed Jesus, baseball, beer, America, good food all the things those country songs sing about. He went into the hospital November 23rd and released his earthly meatsuit roughly two weeks later, he was mad that people were asking his wife if they had end of life or emergency plans. : HermanCainAward
Texas Red earns her HCA : HermanCainAward
This antivaxxer is hospitalized with Covid pneumonia and asking for her Facebook friends to help her husband watch their kids
Why are 90% of the winners are trump supporters? : HermanCainAward
Anyone surprised? : HermanCainAward

COVID took my dad : QAnonCasualties
My QMom accused me of manslaughter and partaking in genocide : QAnonCasualties
Q-ex just moved the last of his stuff out. : QAnonCasualties
My career of treating patients has ended : QAnonCasualties

Germany to make vaccination compulsory for people working in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical practices, says incoming SPD government : worldnews

20 people arrested and six injured following coronavirus demonstrations in Brussels : worldnews

Over 50% of adult population in India now fully vaccinated | : worldnews

Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside S. Africa, authorities say : worldnews

Beyond heartbreaking: 500 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991 royal commission

Rohingya sue Facebook for 150bn over Myanmar genocide
Myanmar: five dead after troops use car to ram anti-coup protest : worldnews
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison for incitement : worldnews

Pro-Beijing Solomon Islands PM survives confidence vote, blames crisis on 'Taiwan agents'
Slovakia wants to be "an equal partner" to Taiwan, the leader of an official trade delegation to the island said Monday, a sign of growing international support for Taipei having a place on the world stage despite Beijing's protests. : worldnews

Japans military, among worlds strongest, looks to build
Poll finds 89% in Japan back Kishidas ban on new foreign arrivals ... 89% of readers of the most prominent conservative newspaper.
Missing woman thought possibly abducted by N. Korea found in Japan after 41 years : worldnews
U.S. Embassy warns of suspected racial profiling by Japan police : worldnews

Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week : worldnews
China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics : worldnews
"We don't want to punish a billion people." International Tennis Federation wont suspend China tournaments over Peng Shuai
China Developer Sunshine 100 Defaults on $170 Million of Bonds : worldnews

Putin to land in India with eye on military, energy ties: Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in India on Monday for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by Washington. : worldnews
Anger Spreads in Northeastern India After Security Forces Kill 14 Civilians : worldnews
India: Bihar women give ID numbers, thumb impressions to vote, lose money from bank accounts : worldnews

21 Western countries issue joint statement expressing concern over reported killings and disappearances of former members of Afghan security forces since Taliban rose to power in Afghanistan : worldnews

Uganda has launched a road-building project in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at boosting trade between the two countries. The government stated sites for the roads"will open the Eastern part of the country (DRC) to cross border trade with Uganda". : worldnews

The Gambia votes for first time since fall of dictator who ruled for 22 years : worldnews

ISIS fighters kill five in attack near northern Iraqi village : worldnews

The United Arab Emirates top national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits Iran on Monday to discuss expanding bilateral ties with the Islamic Republic.
Israel eyes UAE-Iran rapprochement with caution : worldnews

Israel to urge US to act militarily against Iran amid stalled nuke talksreports

Ukraine-Russia border: Satellite images reveal Putins troop build-up continues
Ukraine marks army day with US hardware and vow to fight off Russia : worldnews
Ukraines defence minister urges military support from Canada, U.S. and Britain -- even if it's outside NATO
Will Russia Invade Ukraine? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Russia Won t Let Ukraine Go Without a Fight - Moscow Threatens War to Reverse Kyiv's Pro-Western Drift
Russia s threats place Europe at a pivotal moment : Democratic societies must face down Russia's threats around Ukraine. Establishing the limits of Russia' power will help secure a safer future for Europe.

Paris ranked as one of worst cities for foreign residents - again : worldnews

Scottish islanders launch Airbnb rival in fight against second homes crisis : worldnews

UK: Europes top court rules UK mass surveillance regime violated human rights
Rife cocaine use reported in U.K. Parliament just as Boris Johnson announces crackdown on drug crime

Jamaican Government Launches Campaign About How Great Weed Is : worldnews

Armed members of Mexicos National Guard comb Cancun beaches to keep tourists safe from cartel violence

Human Rights Defenders Warn Biden Border PolicyQuickly Transforming IntoTrump 2.0

Broad overhaul of military justice system being sidelined in favor of narrower focus on sexual assault : politics

Biden and businesses agree on one thing: U.S. needs immigrant workers : politics
Opinion: Say it loud, Democrats: Economic issues are 'values' issues, too
Biden administration unveils new strategy to counter corruption : politics
Five themes Democrats can focus on to boost their standing : politics

The Right Wants to Freedom Us to Death : politics

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the future of U.S. democracy : politics

Dismay as Biden and Democrats fail to pass voting rights legislation | US voting rights : politics

The Absence of The DonaldThe curious omission of a notorious social media site in the FBI criminal case files on Jan. 6

Absolute liars: Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6
Never Forget That Trump Purged the Pentagon Leadership Between the Election and January 6 - And that the new leadership he installed seized direct control over deploying the National Guard that day. And that deployment was delayed for hours
The Events of January 6 Are Starting to Look About as Spontaneous as Operation Overlord : A new memo undermines the Pentagon's narrative around the deployment of the D.C. National Guard ... Charles Flynn, it should be noted, not only has suffered no consequences for what he may or may not have done during the course of these events, but also hes now the commanding general of the Army in the Pacific. At least we know where he is
Eschaton: "Absolute Liars" Of course they are ... Reminder: The Army falsely denied for days that Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, the brother of disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, was involved in a key meeting during its heavily scrutinized response to the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. -- That all the nation's cops think they can act with impunity is a problem!

Trump Just Wanted to Remind America That He Committed Obstruction of Justice: If I Didnt Fire Comey, They Were Looking to Take Down the President of the United States, the Former President Said Sunday as He Admitted to a Crime
Trump says Comeys firing was critical to surviving four years in White House

Marc Short, top Mike Pence aide, cooperating with January 6 committee - CNNPolitics ... Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the January 6 committee, a significant development that will give investigators insight from one of the highest-ranking Trump officials ... Angry with Shorts role in backing Pence's refusal to comply, Trump told others that he banned Short from the White House after the Capitol riot,
Adam Schiff says Mark Meadows undermined his own argument for withholding info from January 6 investigators because he wrote about it in his book : politics
Trump's Next Coup Has Already Begun : January 6 was practice. Donald Trump's GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.
Stopping the coming steal - Lawyers, Guns & Money Barton Gellman has a very detailed and compelling essay on exactly why Donald Trump is in a better position now to steal the 2024 presidential election than he was last year at this time to steal the election that had just taken place. He emphasizes the enormous level of denial regarding this situation which afflicts Democrats and democrats, starting with Joe Biden and his DOJ:
Are We Doomed? To head off the next insurrection, we'll l need to practice envisioning the worst.
January 6 Was Practice : politics
A Party, and Nation, in Crisis : politics
The January 6 Committee Has a Plan to Prevent Another Attempt to Steal an Election : politics
Congressman Jamie Raskin: I'll never forget the terrible sound of them trying to barrel into the chamber

Mary Trump called Biden's attorney general an idiot for not prosecuting Donald Trump over the Capitol riot (appoint a refuck, get refucked)

Seven days: Following Trumps reckless coronavirus trail
Trumps Blood Oxygen Level in Covid Bout Was Dangerously Low, Former Aide Says
What Biden Isn't Saying About Trump's Positive Covid Test

Trump inadvertently said people who believe his election-fraud theories are stupid : politics
David Letterman Immediately Shreds Donald Trump At Kennedy Center Honors | President Joe Biden presided over the annual gala that was repeatedly snubbed by the former president : politics

Trump media venture under scrutiny by market regulators : politics
Right wing builds its own echo chamber - Axios Monthly downloads of U.S. right-wing apps
Investments in a blank-check company backing the former president could turn out to be IOUs if he wins back the White House.

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP : politics

The "Sending the Issue Back to the States" Canard - Lawyers, Guns & Money The Sending the Issue Back to the States Canard ... Roe will be overruled, but there will be nothing neutral or democratic about it.
Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned : politics

Pressure grows to remove Boebert from committees : politics
Ilhan Omar: Kevin McCarthy Is a Coward and a Liar for Not Condemning Boeberts Islamophobic Comments

Sidney Powell's Defending the Republic raised more than $14 million as she spread election falsehoods - The Washington Post

The Supreme Court may elevate the Second Amendment above the First Amendment. : politics
GOP congressmans gun-toting family Christmas photo sparks outrage days after school shooting
It's who they are: gun-fetish photo a symbol of Republican abasement under Trump
Whatever you do, please do NOT share this pic of @RepThomasMassie and his family posing with dildos instead of guns. He really HATES it!
Charlie Sykes stuns MSNBC host with lewd description of Thomas Massies gun photo as like pic of his privates

Michigan school shooting suspect and his parents isolated in the same facility and under suicide watch, sheriff says : news
Prosecutor criticizes school over run-up to mass shooting : news ... Crumbley's parents did not mention during the meeting at the school that Ethan had access to a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
Officials: Snohomish County teen falsely accused classmate of threatening school shooting : news

Republicans dont disguise their indifference to human life

Nunes to resign from Congress at end of month : politics ... trying to avoid something bad that's coming down the pike with his name on it (MOOOOO!)
GOP Rep. Devin Nunes stepping down to join Trump Media & Technology Group : politics
CA redistricting: Devin Nunes, Josh Harder could lose in 2022 | The Fresno Bee

A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOPs most brazen yet

David Perdue and Brian Kemp's Brutal GOP Brawl Is Good News for Stacey Abrams in Georgia : politics

A prayer for a humbler media

Hispanic voters: Latinx term isnt helping

Vermont Lt. Gov. launches bid for US House : politics

A Utah group is going door to door looking for election fraud. But they don t want you to know about it - Who is behind the Utah Voter Verification Project? A Tribune investigation uncovers some troubling tactics and connections.

Cyberattack puts Maryland health department offline - The Washington Post

Veterans Have Become Unlikely Lobbyists in Push to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs : politics

A White teacher taught White students about White privilege. It cost him his job. - Amid a growing furor over critical race theory, Matthew Hawn told his high school students in rural Kingsport, Tenn., that White privilege is 'a fact'
A Black couple says an appraiser lowballed them. So, they whitewashedtheir home and say the value shot up.
It started with a mock slave trade and a school resolution against racism. Now a war over critical race theory is tearing this small town apart.

New Hampshire Is Trying to Protect Itself From 'Subversive Doctrines.' Can You Guess Which Ones? It's almost scientifically impossible to be so wrong about so many things in such a short amount of time ... If you're prepared to believe that universal Pre-K is Communism, you'll believe anything.

Man's own defence lawyer conspires with the prosecution and the judge to get him arrested : videos

Jussie Smollett testifies he had a sexual relationship with the prosecutions star witness

'Nuff Said - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Working toward the Axel Springer - Lawyers, Guns & Money As a follow-up to his sentiment analysis of media coverage of Biden and Trump, Dana Milbank notes a hell of a "coincidence"

Eschaton: If You're A Star They Let You Do It

Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt dies - The Washington Post ... He had sudden cardiac arrest on Nov. 24 while visiting his daughter in Brooklyn, said his wife, Margaret PoohShapiro, and did not regain consciousness. He had been treated for heart ailments in the past. (face-planted in his turkey and never woke up)
Hiatt - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fred Hiatt is dead. There must be a way his paper can blame this on Democrats ... Mr. Hiatt inherited a staff of about a dozen people whose cloistered, quasi-judicial manner of working had changed little in decades. They mulled over the issues of the day and prepared unsigned editorials that reflected the newspapers institutional views on matters from presidential elections to foreign affairs to local politics and education. ... His only regret was that he couldn't change the masthead to "Democracy Dies Behind OurPaywall" ...
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "Remember when Fred Hiatt fired Harold Meyerson for writing too many stories on labor while keeping on the same ancient conservatives writing the same column every week for years?" / Twitter (Jane Mayer hacks herself)
Eschaton: And Then There Were 9 Fred Hiatt is the first of the 10 2012 WANKERS OF THE DECADE (1st runner up) to die.

Knowing When to Roll the Credits - Lawyers, Guns & Money Hilden was adamant that not only would she not discuss the disease, she wanted to pretend everything was normal and didnt want friends to know. That put Glass in a predicament. For more than 15 years, he had worked hard to lead a truthful life. And now he was being forced to lie ... Life ... goes on in ways that are impossible to predict.

Alec Baldwin Deletes His Twitter Account Days After Shock ABC Interview : television

Dolly Parton outclasses Barbara Waltersrude question (1977)

Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors - The New York Times A survey of more than 80,000 physicians estimated that women make 25 percent less than men over a 40-year career.

Cataracts and dementia: People who undergo eye surgery have lower risk of brain condition. People who have cataracts can reduce their risk of developing dementia by about 30 per cent by undergoing surgery to restore their sight, although its not clear why ... Conclusions and Relevance: This cohort study found that cataract extraction was significantly associated with lower risk of dementia development. If validated in future studies, cataract surgery may have clinical relevance in older adults at risk of developing dementia.

Viagra Prescription Associated With a 69% Reduction in Alzheimers Risk: The drug was identified by a computational analysis of drug-target interactions. Backing up the in silico finding was data from US insurers suggesting a reduction in AD risk after prescription and in vitro analysis of tau.

More than half of young American adults ages 18-25 are either overweight or obese. The number of overweight young adults has increased from roughly 18% in the late 1970s to almost 24% in 2018

At least 2 hominin species lived at Laetoli site 3.6 million years agoancient hominin Lucy mayhave walked alongside yet another bipedal hominin species

Teenagers who use cannabis frequently may be more likely to have children born preterm, when they become parents up to twenty years later. The research repeatedly assessed 665 participants in a general population cohort on their tobacco and cannabis use between ages 14 to 29 years, before pregnancy. : science

ELI5: If the Nazis thought they were the master race, why did they ally themselves with Japan? And more strangely, why did Japan decide to ally themselves with obvious racists? : explainlikeimfive

Scientists say they might have discovered the cause of AlzheimersResearchers in California focused on studying a protein called tau and how its linked to brain buildup, a key indicator doctors look for when diagnosing Alzheimers disease.

AI Is Discovering Patterns in Pure Mathematics That Have Never Been Seen Before : technology

Across a range of psychedelic substances and doses, reported pain scores improved substantially during and after psychedelic experiences. : science

Mother and child with Poliosis : pics

Jewish Community Upset By Menorah Display In Medford: A Total Slap In The Face

How do you people live? : boston
What percentage of your gross monthly pay do you pay in rent? : boston

What's something that people think it makes them look cool but does the exact opposite? : AskReddit

TIL Neil Gaimans Coraline almost wasn't published, his editor said it was too scary, but was convinced after her daughter said it was fine. Years later, the daughter said she was terrified but wanted to know what happened next so she never let on

What do people pretend is in the bible but is absolutely not in the bible? : AskReddit

YouTube reveals millions of videos get hit with incorrect copyright claims | Creators have complained about the claims and appeal process : technology

The Popular Family Safety App Life360 Is Selling Precise Location Data on Its Tens of Millions of Users : news


Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 14; dozens injured : worldnews

Western U.S. could become nearly snowless due to climate change - The Washington Post

Pacific Ocean garbage patch is an immense plastic habitat for coastal species, living miles from their usual homes : worldnews

Legacy Combustion Vehicles Drop Below 50% Market Share In Germany As Plugins Grab Over A Third Of the Market, Up From 3.7% Two Years Ago : worldnews

Real-life Moby Dick spotted off the coast of Jamaica : worldnews

Deer Island Treatment Plant MWRA - Wastewater COVID-19 Tracking [noteworthy recent readings] : CoronavirusMa

UMass Memorial Health fires 200 caregivers who refused to get COVID vaccination : massachusetts

Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame : politics
In which 2 NPR reporters pick my brain for over 2 hours... (updated x2) (nice polite plagierests)

An analysis of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 found that over 43% of middle-aged and older adults showed depressive symptoms that increased over time, with loneliness and pandemic stressors the main predictors. : science

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commissioned data on masks but didnt release it after it showed they were effective: (the Hide Me state)
Unconscionable: Missouri Accused of Burying Analysis Showing Mask Mandates Save Lives | The findings were only made available this week due to a public records request by a local independent news outlet and the Documenting Covid-19 Project.

10 Covid-19 cases identified on New Orleans-bound cruise ship : news

22 year old Las Vegas man was surprised he could catch Covid at such a young age. He passed away after six weeks in the hospital. : HermanCainAward ... They focus on the odds and forget about the stakes.
I think potential nominees need to see this. : HermanCainAward
Blame Game - pretty much the whole subject in one cartoon : HermanCainAward
Perished patriot posted propaganda, now unable to save his country. : HermanCainAward
Chad, 34yrs, cancer survivor, antivaxxer, dead from covid. Leave behind a distraught family and young children. Family asking for memorial donations for kids college fund. : HermanCainAward
"Freedom Flu" 1, MAGA man 0 : HermanCainAward
Stand up now you mask wearing, fetal tissue injected sheep! Or life as we knew it is gone This awardee was no sheep, thats why his family was demanding horse dewormer before he passed. (+goatee)

Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus : worldnews

More than 40,000 march in Vienna against coronavirus lockdown : worldnews

Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside South Africa, authorities say : worldnews

Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared : worldnews

Likely science experiment gone wrong starts fire at Tokyo university - The Mainichi : worldnews

Korea reports suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at egg farm : worldnews

Chinas Internet Billionaires Suffer $73 Billion Wipeout As Economy Slows And Government Cracks Down
Chinas Guangdong province on Friday summoned the chairman of China Evergrande Group after the real estate developer said there was "no guarantee" it would have enough funds to meet debt repayments, while regulators sought to reassure markets

Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US : worldnews

Nagaland killings: rioting as Indian security forces shoot dozen civilians : worldnews
India has more women than men for first time, survey finds : worldnews

West condemns Taliban over summary killings of ex-soldiers and police

Turkey: Assassination Attempt On Erdogan Foiled : worldnews
Attempted assassination of Turkeys Erdogan foiled ... Nobody has any reason to assassinate him now. His health his bad, popularity is way down, economy is crumbling and theres elections coming up next year. 100 percent it was fake.

Pakistan receives $3 billion from Saudi Arabia as inflation cripples nation : worldnews

Russian Language Added to Central African Republic University Curriculum : worldnews

Kenya: more than 20 drown as bus is swept away in flooded river : worldnews

Suspected jihadists in Mali killed at least 30 civilians in an attack on a passenger vehicle in the volatile central town of Mopti. Along with the 31 dead, 17 other people were injured : worldnews

In Khashoggis shadow, Macron holds Saudi talks with crown prince
Saudi coalition airstrike in Yemens Taiz province kills 16, including children
Lebanon minister Kordahi resigns to resolve Saudi Arabia dispute : worldnews

Irans Massive Sewer Project Hit By Unexpected Hurdle -- Manhole Thieves
Massive explosion reported near Irans nuclear sites
Assads tightening grip - In an escalating campaign, the Syrian leader and his financially strapped regime have raided and seized dozens of businesses, even targeting those that stuck by him during a decade of war

Israels Mossad recruited a team of Iranian nuclear scientists to carry out a covert operation which blew up one of the regimes most secure nuclear facilities earlier this year. Up to 10 scientists were approached by Israeli agents and agreed to destroy the underground centrifuge hall at Natanz
We know who is attacking us and we know how to get even, says Israels cyber defense chief
Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, Palestinian assailant shot dead : worldnews
Exposure of Secrets: Israel Opposes 'Bizarre' Sale of Satellite Operator to Orban Ally proposal to sell Spacecom to Hungarian businessman

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border thats seen as a sign of a potential invasion.
Russia tells U.S. to look in mirror before accusing Kremlin of aggression to Ukraine
Belarus says Ukrainian military helicopter violated its border : worldnews

Rio Tinto lithium mine: thousands of protesters block roads across Serbia : worldnews

Five far-right terror suspects remanded into custody in Finland : worldnews

EU becoming Fourth Reich under German hegemonysays Polish deputy minister (said the wannabe nazis)

Sarco suicide capsule passes legal review in Switzerland

Five bodies found at house in Germany : worldnews (might be cannibals)

French climber pockets share of Mont Blanc gems after 2013 find - A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France's Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they were found : worldnews

Bolsonaro to face probe after claiming COVID vaccines increase chance of contracting AIDS : worldnews
Brazils Rio cancels New Year celebrations as the country accounts to second-highest COVID death toll. "We respect science", says Rio mayor

Xiomara Castro, who will make history as Honduras first female president when she takes office on January 27, plans to ask the UN for help in fighting the corruption plaguing the Central American nation, and will urge Congress to repeal so-called "impunity" laws

Ontario ends employer non-compete agreements, calls on rest of Canada to follow : worldnews
Thousands of homes still without power 10 days after Storm Arwen : worldnews

Biden's big social-spending bill probably will pass Senate this month without many cuts to it, analysts say : politics
Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Bidens $2T bill

Merrick Garlands dereliction of duty (Barry and Joe fuck the country's future)

Jan. 6th Committee finds Trump White House metadata on letter pressing Georgia on election : politics

Fearing a Repeat of Jan. 6, Congress Eyes Changes to Electoral Count Law members of the special House committee investigating the Capitol riot are among those arguing for an overhaul of a more than century-old statute enacted to address disputed elections

Congress Must Act: Bernie Sanders Demands End of Filibuster to Codify Abortion Rights
Jim Acosta Tells Democrats to Think What Would Mitch Do? Over Filibuster

Barrett is wrong: Adoption doesn't 'take care of' the burden of motherhood - This view of adoption and abortion has failed American women
Don't Denigrate Adoption to Defend Roe - America's adoptive families are instruments of love.

Saving Democracy Will Require Institutional and Civil Resistance at All Levels | How blue America can save the country from a far-right authoritarian movement taking over the Republican Party. : politics

McConnell Signals GOP Will Run on Pure Obstruction in the Midterms : politics

Trump wants Republican ad in Ohio ditched because it refers to him as an idiot, noxious and offensive
Trump Accidentally Posts Statement Blasting His Own 'Stupid' Election Lies

The Dangers of the Democratic Doom Loop - by Dan Pfeiffer Democratic pessimism is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy by demobilizing our voters and volunteers.

Stacey Abrams blasts Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: I think we have a failed leader who is currently occupying the office
Republican David Perdue plans to run for Georgia governor in 2022

Special Report: Pro-Trump news site targets election workers, inspiring wave of menace : politics
Why international election observers would give Wisconsin a failing grade
Will Arizona's relentless Republican gerrymander decide the 2024 presidential election? : politics Will Arizonas relentless Republican gerrymander decide the 2024 presidential election?
An army of Crumbleys - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Ex-Democratic Governor Warns Partys Disconnect With Rural America Spells Midterms "Doom"

More states consider laws to punish parents if children fire unsecured guns : politics
GOP Rep. Posts Gun-Laden Christmas Photo 4 Days After School Shooting : politics
Thomas Massie : @RepThomasMassie : Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo. (daddy has the biggest dick!)

Why Is Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Acting Extra Crazy? The billionaires son has blustered into the culture wars, signaling a potential run for higher office.

Idaho Republican Melts Down Over Year-Old Hersheys Ad With Black Family

Elon Musk suggests that anyone over the age of 70 should be barred from running for political office : politics

Patriot Front White Supremacists Stage Bizarro Rally in Downtown D.C., Find Themselves Stranded

Letter: Utah Parents United turned me on to serious problem : politics The books should be banned from our schools, not because they are pornographic, but because they are not very good pornos in the first place.

A hate group wants the Supreme Court to allow them to sue people calling them a hate group : politics

3 words America forgot that explain gun insanity, vaccine denial, student debt, and more | Will Bunch ... But maybe getting back to where we once belonged starts with something even simpler. Maybe we can start every political conversation with the three simple words that America seems to have utterly forgotten these last 50 years or so: the public good.

Opinion | Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness - The New York Times

Chris Cuomo hit with sexual misconduct allegation from former co-worker A former co-worker of Chris Cuomo made a sexual misconduct allegation against the former CNN anchor, who was fired Saturday for misleading the cable network about the extent of the role he played trying to mitigate the sexual harassment accusations that took down his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ... The allegation was reportedly not connected to the cascade of accusations that led Andrew Cuomo to resign from office in the face of impeachment four months ago.
Chris Cuomo Hit With New Sexual Misconduct Accusation Just Before CNN Firing : television

I'm very scared' : Michigan state rep gives vivid details of lawmakers toxic relationship

Bob Dole - Lawyers, Guns & Money Today of course all Respectable People from Joe Biden on down are heaping praise on this SOB, which reminds me of something Orwell wrote a couple of years after James Joyce died:

But Maddie and Connor Just Deserve the Best Schools - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I've been chewing over this long profile of what happens when you push white liberals to participate in desegregation efforts, in this case in Minneapolis

Tennessee court grants new trial for Black man after all-white jury deliberated in room with Confederate symbols : news

Man released without bond for domestic violence, kills woman with hammer : news

Tucson Police officer who shot man in wheelchair multiple times in back is fired : news

Students arrested for making threats, bringing loaded guns to Alabama schools : news

Tacoma man charged with keeping a woman in his garage for weeks, raping her : news

How Can You Destroy a Persons Life and Only Get a Slap on the Wrist? (be a prosecutor and crooked)

Conservatives aversion to masks is a uniquely American phenomenon. Politically conservative Americans are less likely than liberals to comply with recommended health-protective behaviors such as mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is not true of conservatives in other nations

Study: Recreational cannabis legalization increases employment in counties with dispensaries. Researchers found no evidence of declines in worker productivitysuggesting that any negative effects from cannabis legalization are outweighed by the job growth these new markets create. (

If jesus died for our sins, then who died for our cos and tan? : AskReddit

Best towns/cities outside of Boston for age 30-35? : massachusetts

Someone Is Running Hundreds of Malicious Servers on Tor Network : technology


Indonesia volcano erupts sending ash 40,000ft into sky as locals flee

Spain approves new law recognizing animals as sentientbeings

Climate protesters stop coal train in Dunedin and cause railway disruption : worldnews

Pigs with hernias big as footballs beaten and mutilated in farm supplying UKs biggest supermarkets

South African climate protestors and fishing communities continue in an attempt to stop Shell from searching for oil near marine protected areas in an area called the Wild Coast : worldnews

Indigenous groups unveil plan to protect 80% of the Amazon in Peru and Ecuador : worldnews
The last two people of the uncontacted Indigenous Piripkura community are on the brink as satellite images show cattle ranches expanding on their land in the Brazilian Amazon : worldnews

Scott Morrison attacked over secrecy after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia

China Pledges to Plant Forests of Trees Equal to the Size of BelgiumFor Each of the Next 5 Years Straight

The most-vaccinated big counties in America are beating the worst of the coronavirus - The Washington Post Much has been made of the gap between more-vaccinated and less-vaccinated states or red counties and blue counties. The difference is even starker in big counties with overwhelming adoption of the vaccines.

a href=""> Cause of death based on systematic post-mortem studies in patients with positive SARS-COV-2 tissue PCR during the COVID-19 pandemic

DPH: First case of omicron variant detected in Massachusetts : CoronavirusMa
Omicron Update, 12/4, by Katelyn Jetelina : CoronavirusMa
Omicron patients in the U.S. have displayed mild to moderate symptoms. As of Saturday, there were no hospitalizations among those infected with the variant, according to state health departments. : science
Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus : worldnews
Omicron coronavirus variant possibly more infectious due to sharing genetic code with common cold, study says - The Washington Post

Blue enjoyed going out maskless, then shared an anti-vax copy paste before spending a month dying from preventable covid. His mom details his excruciating hospital stay. After the funeral gofundme, his friend blames the hospital for killing him. Some people are irredeemable. : HermanCainAward
Conspiracy theorist loses battle to COVID : HermanCainAward
Utah reality-skeptic receives award directly after his post calling all vaccines shit. *not included: ~9 million Tucker Carlson posts that he had shared
Jon Jr. 51yrs, has died of covid. He was a kidney recipient, an anti-vaxxer and did not have faith in science despite being alive due to a medical miracle. Jon Jr died 2wks after getting covid. He was waiting on transplant #2. : HermanCainAward
Story time: Awards Declined : HermanCainAward
Double B didnt like masks and was mad he didnt get unemployment. Reposted with a better name redaction.
Bobby-Sue has died. She was 51. Had covid twice and still did not vaccinate. Long covid kicked her ass and she died a horrible drawn out death. Preventable. : HermanCainAward

Marcus Lamb died of covid-19 after his network discouraged vaccines. But some Christian leaders dont want to talk about it.

Friends who attended anime convention with man who contracted omicron have tested positive for coronavirus, health official says - The Washington Post

Russias Covid death toll hits 578,000 after deadliest monthis third highest in the world

Italian man tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm : worldnews

Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo : worldnews

Man who put superglue on the lock of a Covid-19 vaccination centre in the U.K., preventing 504 people from getting jabs, jailed for 12 weeks : worldnews ,,, Dumbfuck got identified by CCTV footage because he wasnt wearing a mask

Omicron Triggers Unprecedented COVID Surge Hitting Under 5s in South Africa

Laos opens new high-speed train line to China that cost nearly $6 billion : worldnews

China supports declaration of Korean Wars end: Chung Wa Dae
Researcher questions Chinas population data, says it may be lower
Drugmakers cut prices by 62% on average to get China state insurance listing : worldnews

Facing Economic Collapse, Afghanistan Is Gripped by Starvation - The New York Times An estimated 22.8 million peoplemore than half the countrys populationare expected to face potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. Many are already on the brink of catastrophe.
Taliban bans forced marriage of women in Afghanistan : worldnews ... So Taliban getting closer to 15th century Europe standards. Same as Poland does.

Mali: militants fire on bus, killing at least 31 people | Mali : worldnews

Lira crash slams Turkeys factories, farmers and retailers (Erdofucked)

Bombshell: Israeli Spyware Used to Hack iPhones of US State Department Officials | Calling the Israel-based spyware maker NSO Group an in-plain-sight nationalsecurity threat, one expert warned that a multi-agency investigation is immediately needed

Biden warns Russias Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns - The Washington Post
US intelligence says Kremlin planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year with up to 175,000 troops : worldnews

Five far-right extremists suspected of planning a terrorist bomb and gun attack have been remanded in custody in Finland. The five men from Kankaanpaa in the southwest were aged "around 25" and were arrested on Tuesday morning after being under surveillance for two years : worldnews

Dutch police arrested 50 people on Friday after Kurdish demonstrators alleging that Turkey is using chemical weapons in northern Iraq broke into the headquarters of the global toxic arms watchdog : worldnews

German Public Broadcaster DW Stung by Antisemitism Scandal as Social Media Posts of Arabic Service Employees Are Exposed : worldnews

School bullies in France could face up to three years in jail under law approved by French MPs : worldnews

Cat-calling women in pubs or on the street could become a crime in the UK in crackdown on violence against women, says British government : worldnews

Brazilian Supreme Court orders probe into Bolsonaro for linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS : worldnews

Crypto crash: $570 billion wiped off market cap after major sell-off over regulation fears : news

U.S. to announce sanctions next week on countries and individuals involved in corruption and serious human rights abuses to 'undermine democracy' around the world

The media treats Biden as badly as or worse thanTrump. Heres proof.

Joe Manchin signals he may not back Bidens social spending plan until 2022, risking an abrupt cutoff for monthly child tax credit checks

A Kamala Harris staff exodus reignites questions about her leadership styleand her future ambitions

New Evidence Suggests Trump DOJ Official Conspired With White House to Overturn 2020 Election : politics - Jeffrey Clark, an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department under Donald Trump,
New Evidence: Trump White House May Have Worked With DOJ Official in Scheme to Overturn the Election : politics

Man accused of assaulting police in Jan. 6 Capitol riot is arrested in Rapid City, South Dakota : politics

Who Funded the Coup Attempt? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Supreme Court Gaslights Its Way to the End of Roe : politics
Amy Coney Barretts Adoption Myths | Theyre co-opting our lives and our stories.
The alienable kind - Lawyers, Guns & Money Alexandra Petri has a couple of great columns on the coming obliteration of reproductive freedom in America. First, a barely-even-satire on the oral argument:
Lyz Lenz on Twitter: "Today, supreme court justices are debating my rights as if I'm livestock." / Twitter

Far-right Congressman compares pregnant people to Polaroids capturing earthen vessels - The absurd allegory Madison Cawthorn shared on the House floor this week ended with the hope that science darkens the soulof people who support abortion rights.

The Republicans had a plan for their judges and it went way beyond Roe v. Wade | Yes, the GOPs takeover of the judiciary was aimed at ending abortion rightsand keeping themselves out of jail
Wisconsins Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills

The Disgusting Reality Behind Ron DeSantisNewArmyThe Florida governor has no plans to protect anyone with his proposed state military. The real goal is much darker ... Ron's Army will take over the nation

Eschaton: GOP Daddies An old observation, but the political press does love their supposed GOP tough guys, though usually they're just fake macho bullies and not even reasonably genuine tough guys. You know, Chris Christie types. Guys who just yell at people and "get things done" even though they don't get anything done. Corrupt belligerent assholes, every time ... This thought inspired by remembering that there hasn't been much news about the ultimate GOP Daddy, Rudy 911, lately.

At Least 40 Democrats Are Now Calling for Boebert to Be Removed From Committees : politics

A year and one guilty plea later, Nevada Republicans remain quiet on false allegations of voter fraud : politics

Rural North Dakota superintendent sends anti- "woke" tirade to school administrators across the state ... "time to move away from godless corrupt woke, left-wing ideology and back to the devout Christ centered Republic the founders envisioned' (and the swear in a a Bible crap)

Why does a longtime white supremacist think he can win an election? : politics
Former KKK Leader Running for Office As Republican in Georgia - Report

Oxford high school shooting: Ethan Crumbley's parents held on $500,000 bond each after manhunt - CNN
James, Jennifer Crumbley arrested in Detroit after car found
Mugshots of James & Jennifer Crumbley, parents of the accused Oxford HS shooter. Both arrested now. : pics
School Gunman's FugitiVE Parents Laugh, Cry in Court After Wild Manhunt
Sources: James and Jennifer Crumbley arrested on Detroits east side
James Crumbley's ex says he left them strapped for cash, calls Jennifer a 'monster' (says ex is a "real piece of shit")
Police are searching for Michigan school shooting suspects parents
MAGA scum have bail set at $500K each - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Inflation must be really bad if they only got 40 miles with $4,000. "Insanity is contagious." -- Joseph Heller : PoliticalHumor
Cue Alanis Morissette : PoliticalHumor
NRA slammed for massively insensitive tweet after Oxford school shooting | MEAWW (also, can't spell)
On the left, photos the media used for Treyvon Martin. On the right a kid who shot up a school. : PoliticalHumor

Jury awards North Carolina man $6M after ruling police fabricated evidence : news ... 24 years in prison because of the fabricated evidence. (fucking cops)

Teacher Loyalty bill would restrict how U.S. history, especially racism, can be discussed in school - Just one year after New Hampshire legislators first introduced a bill that banned the teaching or discussion of divisive concepts like systemic racism, another bill will be debated this legislative session that would take those restrictions further.

Federal Scrutiny of Cuomo Widens to His Office's Treatment of Women - The Justice Department opened an inquiry into reports of sexual harassment and retaliation
CNN fires Chris Cuomo : television
CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over Role in Andrew Cuomo's Scandal - The New York Times

Former Fox News Editor Chris Stirewalt Decries Tucker Carlsons Jan. 6 Series: Beyond Reckless,Infowars-ian Garbage

How To With John Wilsons Shocking NXIVM Connection Was Years in the Making
How To With John Wilsons Shocking NXIVM Connection Was Years in the Making
A Cappella Innovations (2008)

Study: Republicans lost faith in 2020 election results; Fox News played pivotal role. Regardless of political party, the more an individual consumed and trusted Fox News, the less faith he or she had in the electoral process. We now exist in a media landscape that is sharply polarized. : science

Medical cannabis use was associated with clinical improvements in pain, function, and quality of life with reductions in prescription drug use; 73% either ceased or decreased opioid consumption and 31% discontinued benzodiazepines. : science
THC in blood and saliva are poor measures of cannabis impairment finds an analysis of all available studies. Implications for global drug-driving laws. : science

A recent study provides further evidence that lower salt consumption and higher potassium intake is linked with lower risk of strokes and heart disease. : science undefined

ELI5: Is there an underlying mathematical reason behind why, if the sum of a number's digits is divisible by 3, that number is also divisible by 3? : explainlikeimfive

Most smokers start early -- 90% of adult smokers first tried tobacco by age 18. New study shows emphasizing immediate negative outcomes of smoking and vapingsuch as disapproval of friends or being a turnoff to otherscan be a more successful approach in preventing and reducing tobacco and nicotine use

Ceramic Pottery Reveals an Ancient Geomagnetic Field Spike | Live Science
Earth's magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago and caused massive sudden climate change ... We suggest the dramatic changes and unprecedented high UV levels caused early humans to seek shelter in caves, explaining the apparent sudden flowering of cave art across the world 42,000 years ago.
An Archaeological Dig Reignites the Debate Over the Old Testaments Historical Accuracyastonishing new evidence of an advanced society in the time of the biblical Solomon

TIL Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, was accused of single-handedly ruining Frances finances. Official estimates claim court expenses alone were 7% of Frances total (lies)

TIL it used to be common for woman in the US to wear extremely long metal hatpins but in 1910 hatpins longer than 9 inches were banned because woman were using them for self-defence and/or accidentally killing people with them. : todayilearned

Is Superman Circumcised? wins oddest book title of the year award : books ... Study of the superheros Jewish influences beats off stiff competition to come first in this years Diagram prize ... Mensch of Steel

Is the three polarized filter experiment really a demonstration of quantum uncertainty or is there a much more simple explanation? : askscience

(PDF) Rowing back into the past - a review of Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan | Robert Kaplan -
(PDF) Shrunk The rise and fall of Ronnie Laing | Robert Kaplan -


These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions : worldnews

India reaches 40 per cent target of power from non-fossil fuel, 9 years ahead of date committed at COP 21. : worldnews

Satellites have discovered huge cloud of undisclosed methane emissions over Australia, experts say : worldnews ... This is no surprise. My experience has been that there really isnt a limit to the lengths and pig-headedness coal industry representatives will go to ignore, mask, conceal, downplay, or otherwise lie about their activities ...
Carbon footprint of a medium-sized European country: What satellites found over one part of Australia
Australias biggest fossil fuel investment for a decade is in the worksand its greenhouse gas emissions will be horrifying

Australian city council to ban pet cats from going outside to protect wildlife : worldnews

Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules : worldnews

France detects highly pathogenic bird flu on poultry farm in north - farm ministry : worldnews

British Columbia releases first animal death toll from its catastrophic floods: 628,000 chickens, 12,000 pigs, 420 cows. Over 800 farms are still under evacuation. : worldnews

Army deployed in Scotland as thousands of homes still without power after Arwen : worldnews

Omicron Variant and Covid-19: Latest News - The New York Times
Increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection associated with emergence of the Omicron variant in South Africa | medRxiv

New Covid drug that cuts death by 80% approved in UK amid fight against Omicron : worldnews

Covid: Germany puts major restrictions on unvaccinated : worldnews

Hundreds of telecoms towers downed in Myanmar coup resistance : worldnews

Womens Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China over concerns about player Peng Shuai
Chinese ports start blocking Lithuanian goods : worldnews

Gazprom Gains Control of Russias Top Social Network

India: The granny who learnt to read and write at 104 : worldnews

Far-Right TLP Mob tortures Sri Lankan factory worker to death in Sialkot (Pakistan), burns the body, for alleged Blasphemy. : worldnews (Muzfuckistan)

Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage : worldnews
The rescue of Parwana: 9-year-old sold into child marriage in Afghanistan is taken to safety : worldnews

Saudi warplanes carpet-bomb Yemen with US help. This must end : politics

Western negotiators tell Iran new nuclear proposals are "not serious"