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Major milestone for EU energy: Wind and solar produced more electricity than gas in 2022 : worldnews

High levels of forever chemical found in endangered orcas in Canada

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11 | AP News

World dangerously unprepared for next pandemic, Red Cross warns

Australia and France announce joint plan to supply Ukraine with artillery shells : worldnews
Shut this story down: Government released Robodebt victims personal details to deter them from speaking out ... "leftwing media" is a big problem, conservafuckers say)

Japans monthly COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 for 1st time ... Japan is starting to match the US daily covid deaths, with only 1/2 the population.

NATO chief: North Korea provides Russia with missiles : worldnews

China fumes at new Czech President over Taiwan : worldnews
2/ China has stepped in to support Russias access to chips.
4/ China is now the largest exporter to Russia, taking over other trade partners.

Putin has paved the way for Ukrainian membership in NATO - By Boris Johnson - Well, we tried creative ambiguity, and see where it got us. For decades, we have used diplomatic doublespeak on the subject of NATO and Ukraine and it has ended in total disaster.

US says Russia has violated nuclear arms treaty by blocking inspections : worldnews (great thread on theme origins)

Opinion | Russian Mercenaries Are Destabilizing Africa - The New York Times

Nearly a year on from the supposed Russian exodus, most major companies have yet to withdraw : worldnews

Kremlin disinformation messaging around the invasion of Ukraine is getting more and more surreal. Now multiple accounts are trying to question the reality of the war itself
Meanwhile on Russian state TV: Dmitry Medvedev read excerpts of Tyutchevs letter to promote the notion that Russias conquests and violence were the most natural and legitimate thing that has ever been done in history and that Poland had to die
Medvedev reads a letter that was written in 1844 by a guy that married a German countess, then a German baronessand says it applies exactly to whats happening in 2023. Sure okay
(1) Julia Davis on Twitter: "Meanwhile on Russian TV: State Duma member Andrey Gurulyov, former deputy commander of Russia's southern military district, argues that striking America with nuclear weapons is the only way forward, because Russia brings peace and calm everywhere it goes." / Twitter

Migrant workers cannot leave Russia as Vladimir Putin wants them to fight in Ukraine : worldnews
US warns Africa about Wagner Group amid recruitment of prisoners to fight in Ukraine : worldnews

Suicide bomber kills 44, wounds over 150 at Pakistan mosque : worldnews

Facing Drone Strikes, Iran Warns Any U.S. Military Action Means War : worldnews
Islamic Republic Of Iran To Criminalize Comments On Social Networks : worldnews (Islamic Republic of Muzfuckers)
Iranian couple filmed dancing in Tehran are jailed for 10 years : worldnews

How to Get a Breakthrough in Ukraine: The Case Against Incrementalism - By Michael McFaul
Ukraines Zelenskyy says Russias big revenge has begun
Western, Ukrainian, and Russian sources continue to indicate that #Russia is preparing for an imminent offensive, supporting ISWs assessment that an offensive in the coming months is the most likely course of action.
Currently, approximately 326,000 Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine says head of intelligence Budanov in The Washington Post
UK government rules out sending fighter jets to Ukraine. The U.K. Prime Ministers spokesman said on Jan. 31 that it is not practical to send British fighter jets to Ukraine as they are extremely sophisticated and take months to learn how to fly,

Ukraine will receive from 120 to 140 Western tanks in the first wave of aid, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.
Foreign Ministry: 120-140 Western tanks to be delivered. : ukraine
M2A2 ODS-SA - Ukraine to receive one of the most advanced versions of Bradley : ukraine

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 342, Part 1 (Thread #483) : worldnews

Ukraine has risen in Transparency Internationals Corruption Perception Index rating.

Inside the battle for Bakhmut, where Ukraines tech-savvy troops say Russia treats men like meat
Wagner continue to take heavy losses in frontal assaults around Bakhmut inflicted by Ukrainian units. So much so that now normal Russian army units replenish the numbers and lead assaults in some directions of the frontline
A close-up map of the approximate situation around the city of Bakhmut.

Seven big explosions just occured near Mariupol between the towns Vynohradne and Pionerske east of the city. Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko reported. Russian air defense is reportedly active.

the deliveries also pose new logistical headaches for the Ukrainian military and its Western backers, as Ukraine prepares to receive a hodgepodge of varied NATO hand-me-downs that all have different training, spare parts, and maintenance demands

Austria and Hungary agree not to supply weapons to Ukraine : ukraine
Simply disgraceful. They are on the wrong side of history
(1) Matt Gunson on Twitter: "@RJukneviciene @natsechobbyist This Austria?" / Twitter

Polish health minister appalledgirl, 14, struggled to get abortion after rape | Poland (by her uncle)

Starting today, you can legally smoke weed in Basel : worldnews

The Great British Walkout: Rishi Sunak braces for biggest UK strike in 12 years : worldnews
Brexit Is Costing the UK 100 Billion a Year in Lost Output (Tory-fucked)
Sunak under fire for silence on costs of Brexit to UK three years after leaving EU : worldnews
UK economy only G7 nation to shrink in 2023 - IMF : worldnews

Brazilian President Lula da Silva moves to protect indigenous Yanomani amid hunger deaths : worldnews
Brazil: Lula da Silvas Labor Minister says iFood and Uber are slave jobs

Canadian universities have been conducting joint research with Chinese military scientists for years : worldnews
Canada province experiments with decriminalising hard drugs : worldnews
Vancouver Embarks on Bold Experiment to Decriminalize Hard Drugs : worldnews

Global report highlights link between corruption, violence | AP News
IMF Upgrades Global Economic Outlook as Inflation Eases - The New York Times
Prospects for the global economy are improving, as worst fears fade - The Washington Post

DHS chief: Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and Nicaragua border arrivals fell nearly 90% : politics

Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Birchum Caught With Top Secret Docs at Home Retired Lt. Col. Robert Birchum had materials that could potentially cause exceptionally grave damage to national security, federal investigators allege.
Justice Dept. Drops Investigation of Retired U.S. General - The New York Times John R. Allen, a retired four-star Marine general who was the president of the Brookings Institution, had been accused of secretly lobbying for the government of Qatar.

Pelosis attacker is proud of himself. The GOP emboldened him: Of course, the Pelosi suspect feels supported the GOP is the party of political violence now

Sanders calls for minimum wage to be raised to at least $17 an hour: Because of inflation, fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage is no longer enough, Sanders said. : politics

RNC Directs Party To Go on Offense on Abortion, Supports 6-Week Bans
Biden administration mulls public health emergency declaration on abortion : politics

Republicans Are Desperate to Cut Spending. They Cant Agree on What.

Awful new details about the Durham probe demand a serious response
Trumps Justice Department Goons Oversaw an Actual Witch Hunt While He Screamed About One

DOJ tells House Judiciary chair it will not hand over most Biden special counsel probe documents until investigation complete : politics (refucks trying to fuck things up)
The media is blowing Bidens documents 'scandal' out of proportion - Margaret Sullivan - The news media has greeted the supposed scandal of Bidens mishandling of classified documents with breathless glee

Manhattan Prosecutors Begin Presenting Trump Case to Grand Jury - The New York Times The Manhattan district attorneys decision represents a dramatic escalation of the inquiry, and potentially sets the case on a path toward criminal charges against the former president.
Video of Trump deposition in New York fraud probe shows former president taking the Fifth, repeating "same answer" : politics
Trump pleads the fifth more than 400 times in fraud deposition, video shows : politics

Trump in Even More Legal Hot Water After Lying to Judge : politics

Fani Willis is going to indict Trump soon. Heres what that looks like:
Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation : politics

Trump slams U.S. military, says armed forces cant fight or win

Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings - Suit seeks $49 million in damages, alleges copyright violation = Trump has a track record of suing reporters and news outlets
Donald Trumps latest lawsuit could cost him dearly

Trump revamps his fundraising after struggling to raise cash

Michael Luttig helped stop Trump on Jan. 6. He wants to finish the job. - The Washington Post Michael Luttig, one of the most celebrated legal minds of his generation, never ascended to the Supreme Court. But many think the retired jurist played a far more consequential role for the nation. Now he envisionsthe beginning of the end of Donald Trump

Looking back on the coverage of Trump ... For the past year and a half, CJR has been examining the American medias coverage of Trump and Russia in granular detail, and what it means as the country enters a new political cycle
Newsrooms that move beyond objectivity can build trust
When Americans Lost Faith in the NewsHalf a century ago, most of the public said they trusted the news media. Today, most say they dont. What happened to the power of the press?

David Pecker: Ex-publisher of National Enquirer set to meet with prosecutors investigating Trump | CNN Politics

Journalist Says Pro-MAGA GOP Insiders Secretly Cant Wait UntilThis Guy Dies

Matt Gaetz Grilled Big Time Over Testimony He Sought Pardon From Trump : politics

Theres actually only one conspiracy theory: Democrats are evil (good is bad; awake is evil)

Newsday poll: 78% of 3rd District residents say George Santos should resign : politics

Michigan Democrats look to repeal right-to-work law : politics (refuck's "Right to Be a Slave" law)

Biden to announce $292M in funding for Hudson Tunnel Project between NY, NJ : politics

Gross political incompetence - It's not just that Hochul didnt have the votes lined up for LaSalle critical Dem alliesliterally told her he was the only potential nominee they would find problematic: (she thinks she's dickhead Cuomo, pathetic Demfuckery)

Hide your books to avoid felony charges, Fla. schools tell teachers | Unsure what titles violate new state rules, two school districts tell educators to conceal every book for now : politics (DeathSanta bans books from schools)
Why Florida Republicans dont want drilling off their own coast
DeSantis' Black history course ban is part of his 2024 plan Over the last two decades, Republican voters have become increasingly convinced that too much Black history is being taught in public schools. (don't say Black)
Florida Panel Recommends Forcing Student Athletes to Give Schools Their Menstrual History : politics

West Virginia Senate passes bill that requires public schools to display In God We Trust in every building ... They pass these useless bills to distract the public from the fact that their states education system is in shambles and they wont do a damn thing to actually fix that.

Judge says Texas Attorney General Paxton must face ethics lawsuit : politics ... 8 years later ...

Yale honors Black girl, nine, wrongly reported to police over insect project | Yale University | The Guardian Bobbi Wilsons efforts to rid her town of the spotted lanternfly unwittingly touched off a national discussion about racial profiling

Eschaton: America's Worst Newspaper Still the fucking newspaper.
THE WORST THING WE READ THIS WEEK: Why Is the New York Times So Obsessed With Trans Kids? ... Jesse Singal ... The idea that arguments against trans care are forbidden knowledge, which journalists have a duty to bring to light, is still driving coverage ... the tactically annoying liberal pundit Matthew Yglesias ... Jonathan Chait ...

New FTX Filing Pulls Back the Curtain on Sam Bankman-Frieds Massive Influence Peddling Operation - A bankruptcy filing revealed new information about how the crypto exchange spent money on consultants, think tanks, and business relationships.
Eschaton: SBF Is The Real Thing All the smartest boys on the internet went to bat for this guy. Some were on the take, some just easy marks.\

Man sues Florida sheriff for defamation over "Wheel of Fugitive" videos, claims he lost a job after falsely being called a fugitive : news

10 wounded in drive-by shooting in Lakeland, Florida, police say - CBS News

Utah Lawmaker Allegedly Tried to IntimidateCop After Sons Arrest

Eastern Mass. has some of the highest child care costs in the country - The Boston Globe

Tesla Model Y Steering Wheel Falls Off While Driving, One Week After Delivery | This owner experienced first-hand what bad quality control looks like. : technology

The First Ordinary Woman in English Literature = The life and legacy of the Wife of Bath.

Is there evidence for historic droughts affecting the Mesopotamian area/Euphrates-Tigris Rivers? : askscience

TIL: According to British historian Niall Ferguson, out of all recorded conflicts which occurred since the year 387 BC, France has fought in 168 of them, won 109, lost 49 and drawn 10; this makes France the most successful military power in European history in terms of number of fought and won. : todayilearned

Christopher's won't reopen from Covid closing, and Toad will go too in property or business sale - Cambridge Day : CambridgeMA

What is a public figure or artist who has done horrible things but that people continue to follow or listen? : AskReddit


Dutch police confirmed on Sunday that 768 people were arrested during Saturday's climate protest and that all but two had been released, pending verification of their identity

Fossilized eggs reveal new secrets about one of the worlds largest dinosaurs-India.

LEAK: EU biodiversity plan aims to ban bottom trawling in protected areas : worldnews

COVID-19 is a leading cause of death in children and young people in the United States : science ... the top three causes of death in children are : Firearms, motor vehicle accidents, and drug overdoses. ... 97% of firearm related child deaths in the world are in the U.S.

These 9 viruses have pandemic potential, says WHO : Goats and Soda : NPR : worldnews

Search stepped up for potentially deadly radioactive capsule lost in Western Australia : worldnews

U.S. military poised to secure new access to key Philippine bases - The Washington Post The expansion is part of a broader push in the Indo-Pacific to buttress U.S. force posture, reinforce alliances and deter China

2 years after coup, drones turning the tide for Myanmars armed resistance (Buddha-fuckers)

Takahama nuclear reactor in Japan's Fukui halted after alert goes off : worldnews

NATO secretary general urges South Korea to allow direct arms exports to Ukraine : worldnews

NATO chief: North Korea provides Russia with missiles. North Korea is supplying missiles to Russia for its war against Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in Seoul on Jan. 29.

N Korea slams Nato chiefs Seoul visit as prelude to war in Asia-Pacific

China dismisses US claims that some of its state-owned firms are supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine, accusing Washington of "paranoia" : worldnews ... "The US is the one who started the Ukraine crisis and the biggest factor fueling it"

Ukraine: Boris Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike : worldnews
Boris Johnson says Vladimir Putin threatened to kill him with a missile
Kremlin dismisses Boris Johnson's claim Vladimir Putin threatened to kill him with missile in call ahead of Russian invasion of Ukraine | Politics News : worldnews
Russia says nuclear arms treaty with U.S. may end after 2026 : worldnews

Vladimir Putin wearing elevated shoes to make him look taller : pics

5/5) The Russian leadership highly likely continues to search for ways to meet the high number of personnel required to resource any future major offensive in Ukraine, while minimising domestic dissent.

Russian teen faces years in jail over social media post criticizing war in Ukraine : worldnews
Vladimir Putin Trying To Evoke Soviet UnionWith Military Training In Schools, UK Claims

Russias Top Automaker Hit By Car Paint Shortage

Yandex data breach reveals source code littered with racist language : technology

(1) Janis Kluge on Twitter: "#Russia is set to become a digital hinterland in the coming years. Looks like both Megafon and Vympelkom, which are cut off from new equipment by #sanctions, will soon be state-controlled. This means the end of mobile innovation and cheap internet access." / Twitter

Gautam Adani lost US$31 billion in one of the biggest weekly drops ever : worldnews

Peshawar mosque blast leaves dozens dead in northwestern Pakistan - The Washington Post
Pakistan mosque blast: At least 28 killed after explosion in Peshawar : worldnews
More than 50 die in two Pakistan accidents : worldnews

Afghanistan cold snap kills over 160, Taliban officials say
U.S. arms left in Afghanistan are turning up in a different conflict Since falling into the hands of the Taliban, some of the weapons have been seized from militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir in what experts say could be just the start of their global journey.

Ethiopias forgotten war is the deadliest of the 21st century, with around 600,000 civilian deaths

Turkey May Accept Finland Into NATO: Erdogan : worldnews
Turkeys opposition vowed on Monday to undo President Recep Tayyip Erdogans two-decade legacy of Islamic-rooted rule and expand democratic freedoms if they take power in crucial May 14 elections
US warns citizens of imminent terror threat to synagogues, churches in Istanbul

Antisemitic book that spurred Israeli complaint is taken off shelves at Cairo fair : worldnews

Israel was behind drone attacks at military plant in Iran, US media report : worldnews
Iran warns Israel not to play with fire after drone attack on defense facility ... Iran has made it clear to the rest of the world that 14 year old girls not wearing magic hats is an existential threat to their regime. The biggest display of power they can muster is raping, torturing, and murdering their own unarmed civilians.
Aircraft said to strike convoy of Iranian militia trucks on Syria-Iraq border : worldnews
Iran, Russia link banking systems amid Western sanction : worldnews
Iranian Couple Handed Long-Term Prison Sentences For Posting Dance Video : worldnews
Iran sentences pregnant Kurdish woman to death : worldnews

Israel seals synagogue shooter familys home, Netanyahu vows crackdown and more liberal gun laws
Israel settlers attack Armenian restaurant in Jerusalem : news

Ukraine calls for faster weapons supplies as Russia presses eastern offensive : worldnews
The pattern of delivery of Western aid has powerfully shaped the pattern of this conflict. The latest ISW report focuses on the impact of delays in sending high-end weapons systems to Ukraine on Ukraines ability to take advantage of windows of opportunity throughout this war.
Ukraine wants to join EU within two years, PM says : worldnews
Ukraine war: Russian athletes cannot be allowed at Olympics, Zelensky says : worldnews
Ukraine calls IOC promoter of war for opening door to Russian athletes
The Enemy Gets A Vote
Kherson under massive shelling, many people killed and injured : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 341, Part 1 (Thread #482) : worldnews

Russian losses per 30/01. +490 men ... Relatively low numbers compared to last weeks average.

KREMINNA AXIS /1350 UTC 30 JAN/ A growing concentration of RU forces are centered at Kreminna. These RU are assessed to be preparing offensive ops, likely a thrust west on the O-0528 HWY axis. The goal would appear to be the capture of Dibrova, Zarichne and ultimately Lyman.

Air Force: Russia plans to receive Iranian ballistic missiles against which Ukraines air defence is powerless ... The article specifically mentions PAC-3 as an effective counter.

Along front-line river, this deadly road shows toll of Russias war

Russian missile hits residential building in attack on Kharkiv. Initial data on casualties and damage has yet to be confirmed. : ukraine
Kherson under massive shelling, many people killed and injured : ukraine (kill the Putinator)

Beaten Twice In Ukraine, Russias Elite 1st Guards Tank Army Is Poised To Attack Yet Again

Presidents Office: Poland ready to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighters in coordination with NATO.

Finland to stick with Sweden in NATO bid, hopes for green light by July : worldnews ... Hint: July is after the elections in Turkey.

Norway discovers huge trove of metals, minerals and rare earths on its seabed : worldnews

Crimea will never again be part of Ukraine - Croatian president : worldnews
Ukraine will not be safe while Russia retains control of Crimea former commander of US Army Europe

Germany will deliver 105 Vector drones from Quantum Systems to Ukraine. #Germany #Ukraine

Pro-Russian hackers Killnet behind Dutch hospital cyberattack : worldnews

Barclays and UBS face questions over Roman Abramovichs billion-dollar trusts | Leak shows oligarch was a major client of Barclays in Monaco and UBS in Zurich, with at least $940m in assets held at the banks

Swiss named longevity champions | The number of centenarians as well as overall life expectancy is increasing in Switzerland. A boy born in Switzerland in 2021 has the highest life expectancy in the world. : worldnews

Raising French retirement age to 64 is non-negotiable, says PM Borne as new strike wave looms

US general warns British Army no longer among worlds top-level fighting forces (Tories destroy everything)
British Army is in a dire state and we should be very concerned, UK Defence Committee Chair states

Bolsonaro, Brazils former president, has applied for U.S. tourist visa

Gap between rich and poor has increased more quickly in the US than in Europe : science

More Cite Govt as Top U.S. Problem; Inflation Ranks Second

Schumer plots debt ceiling course against McCarthy: We'll win

Bill Barrs Image Rehab Is Kaput

How the Trump Document Scandal Became a Congressional Pissing Match
Those prophecies wont fulfill themselves = An equal number of Americans -- 67% -- say they are as concerned about classified documents found at President Joe Bidens residence and former office as they are about those found at Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago home, despite clear differences in how the two men responded to these discoveries.
(1) Jay Rosen on Twitter: "A classic in the genre I have called the savvy style. The truth is "the two cases are markedly different." But truth is not what matters, Baker tells us. Perception matters. And its manipulation by bad actors like Trump. The savvy know of this. The clingers to truth are hapless." / Twitter (Peter Fucking Baker again and again)

Manhattan Prosecutors Will Begin Presenting Trump Case to Grand Jury - The New York Times The Manhattan district attorneys decision represents a dramatic escalation of the inquiry, and potentially sets the case on a path toward criminal charges against the former president.

Trump Used Records Requests to Hinder IRS Release of His Tax Returns

Trump makes shocking comments about trusting Putin over US 'intelligence lowlifes'

Far-right project that pushed election lies expands mission as Trump ramps up 2024 campaign : politics
Republican Party infighting raises the question: How conservative is the GOP? : politics

Kevin McCarthy Called Out by Host Over Rambling George Santos Answer : politics
DOJ has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into George Santoss campaign finances
I would expect federal indictments: George Santos top donors dont appear to actually exist

ELI5: What exactly about the tiktok app makes it Chinese spyware? Has it been proven it can do something? : explainlikeimfive

Declaring Emergencies and Banning Latinx: First Acts for 9 New Governors

GOP Lawmakers Ignoring CPAC Head's $9.4 Million Sexual Assault Lawsuit A GOP staffer accused CPAC head Matt Schlapp of sexually assaulting him, filing a $9.4 million lawsuit.
Matt and Mercedes Schlapp Benched From Fox News After Groping Allegation

Meadows ally set to plead guilty for illegal campaign finance contribution - POLITICO Lynda Bennett, who lost in a 2020 Republican primary campaign to Madison Cawthorn, accepted a contribution from a family member totaling at least $25,000, according to charging paperwork filed by prosecutors.

Florida leaders push to allow concealed guns without permits, training
Florida House dress code: No skirts more than an inch above the knee. Is this 2023? : politics

North Dakota Bill Would Jail Librarians for Not Removing Certain Books. Calling books about sexual or gender identity disgusting, a Republican lawmaker seeks to ban them and imprison librarians who dont comply.

Inside the audacious new scheme to erase LGBTQ people from Michigan schools ... The effort, organized by the Great Schools Initiative (GSI), seeks to exploit a Michigan statute that allows parents to opt their children out of sex education.

Epidemic alert: Two more Republican members of Congress ripped off by thieves - Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Democrat files bill to ban church youth camps as hotbeds of child abuse & religious indoctrination

Graham floats potential compromise on qualified immunity | The Hill ... But Graham floated on social media that while he doesnt believe individual officers should have civil lawsuits filed against them, he does believe that police departments should face liability for the actions of their officers. (qualified, unqualified immunity for copfuckers)
Elite police units increase both police and non-police crime ...

71 Commands in 13 Minutes: Officers Gave Tyre Nichols Impossible Orders - The New York Times A Times analysis found that officers gave dozens of contradictory and unachievable orders to Mr. Nichols. The punishment was severe and eventually fatal.
Sixth officer suspended in Tyre Nichols death in Memphis - The Washington Post
The Memphis cops charged with murder were Black. What does it matter? - The Washington Post

J&Js Talc Bankruptcy Case Thrown Out by Appeals Court

Google exec fired after female boss groped him at drunken bash, suit says : technology

Marilyn Manson Sued for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Lisa Loring, the Original Wednesday Addams, Dead at 64 -- Former child actress, who starred in the hit Sixties sitcom The Addams Family, died days after suffering a stroke

The Perfect Mark | The New Yorker He went to college and divinity school, and got a Ph.D. in psychology through correspondence courses from the Carolina University of Theology,

What Exactly Does "Woke" Mean, and How Did It Become So Powerful?

The Last of Us just made an early claim to one of the best TV episodes of 2023

ChatGPT can destroy Google in two years, says Gmail creator
OpenAI executives say releasing ChatGPT for public use was a last resort after running into multiple hurdles -- and they're shocked by its popularity

The majority of US children use potentially toxic makeup products with carcinogens and other toxic chemicals, often during play : science

A study has contradicted a prevalent belief that people on the autism spectrum are "indifferent" to pain by finding that these individuals may actually experience pain more intensely than neurotypical people

Trans people have mortality rates that are 34 - 75% higher than cis people. They were at higher risk of deaths from external causes such as suicides, homicides, and accidental poisonings, as well as deaths from endocrine disorders, and other ill-defined and unspecified causes. (UK data) : science

The letters of T. S. Eliot to Emily Hale that were kept sealed from 1956 to 2020 have been released for free online : books
Eliot-Hale Letters -- The Statements


Googles head of mental health and wellbeing was among the 12,000 workers laid off by the tech giant

Facebook Under Fire for Draining Users Phone Batteries Intentionally


Seismic swarm reported between Tenerife and Gran Canaria with more than 30 earthquakes - : worldnews
Hundreds of climate activists were arrested in The Hague after blocking the A12 highway in both ways on Saturday afternoon in protest at government subsidies for fossil fuels such as oil and gas : worldnews

House crickets allowed as ingredient in foods under new EU rules : worldnews

New Zealand experiencing widespread flooding- with1;136;0c more rain to come : worldnews

Two years after coup, Myanmar faces unimaginable regression, says UN Human Rights Chief - Myanmar : worldnews

North Korea condemns US sending battle tanks to Ukraine : worldnews
North Korea has denied providing arms to Moscow after the United States said the nuclear-armed state supplied rockets and missiles to Russias private military group Wagner. Even though photos show Russian rail cars entering North Korea, picking up munitions and returning to Russia

Putin Plans New Ukraine Push Despite Losses as He Prepares for Years of War : worldnews
To Fix Its Problems in Ukraine, Russia Turns to the Architect of the War - The New York Times President Vladimir V. Putin is on his third overall commander in Ukraine. But his militarys fundamental issues have not been addressed, Western officials say.
(16) Russian Strengths & Capabilities in Ukraine - Why Russia is still a threat in 2023 - YouTube
The one who receives ministers and sits on the other side of the table, looking through binoculars, is the real Putin. And the one who hugs everyone, there are several of them, I immediately know is a double.Putin has a body double?
Kremlin: Putin open to contacts with Germanys Scholz, RIA reports

40,000 of Russias Wagner Group soldiers killed, missing or deserted

Russian teen faces years in jail over social media post criticizing Ukrainian war : worldnews

(2/4) The module within the Basics of Life Safetycourse will include training with AK series assault rifles and hand grenades, military drill and salutes, and the use of personal protective equipment
(4/4) The initiatives highlight the increasingly militarised atmosphere in wartime Russia, as well as being a (likely deliberate) evocation of the Soviet Union: similar training was mandatory in schools up to 1993.

Taliban bar female students from varsity entrance exams : worldnews

Lebanons top Christian cleric says judge probing port blast must be allowed to pursue truth

Drone attack on Iranian weapons factory was phenomenal success - sources : worldnews
Israel appears to have been behind drone strike on Iran factory, U.S. official says : news
Israel Strikes Iran Amid International Push to Contain Tehran - WSJ Israeli, American officials discuss new ways to combat Iranian operations
Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery in Iran : worldnews

Leftists go home: Crowd accosts news crew at site of Jerusalem terror attack
Israel announces measures against families of terrorists following attacks in east Jerusalem
Israeli settlers attack Palestinians across West Bank as escalation looms : worldnews
Shocking anti-Israeli incitement found in textbooks of teenage Jerusalem attacker : worldnews

Chair of NATO Military Committee says Alliance ready for direct confrontation with Russia : anime_titties
Zelenskyy: Russia expects to prolong war, we have to speed things up : worldnews
Ukraine in talks with allies about getting long-range missiles, aide says : worldnews
Zelenskyy enacts sanctions against individuals and companies involved in transportation of Russian invaders and their equipment : worldnews
Zelensky blasts Olympic committee move: Any neutral flag of Russian athletes is stained with blood

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 340, Part 1 (Thread #481) : worldnews

Nearly 5,500 Russians killed last week in war: Defense ministry : worldnews
Russian Losses as of 29th January 2023. #UkraineRussiaWar

(1) ISW on Twitter: "3/ @TheStudyofWar continues to assess that the Wagner offensive has culminated, but we now assess that the Russians are committing conventional units to continue the fight. The larger Russian effort against Bakhmut has likely thus not culminated." / Twitter
(1) Chuck Pfarrer | Indications & Warnings | on Twitter: "SOLEDAR AXIS /2220 UTC 28 JAN/ RU forces have crossed the rail line at Blahodatne and have effectively cut the T-05-13 HWY north of Bakhmut. Wagner units continue to press toward the critical M-03 / T-05-13 junction. Heavy fighting at Krasna Hora." / Twitter

Ukraine military command report: Russia continues to suffer heavy losses. Around 300 wounded Wagner mercenaries taken to a hospital in Luhansk region - but due to many having HIV/AIDS, syphilis, tuberculosis & pneumonia, local medics refuse to treat them : UkrainianConflict

Prosecutor Generals Office records over 66,500 Russian war crimes, crimes of aggression in Ukraine. Ukraines Prosecutor Generals Office reported on Jan. 28 that the Russian military has committed 66,743 war crimes and crimes of aggression in Ukraine since Feb. 24.

Yulia Tymoshenko is spotted in Dubai : ukraine

Top NATO official says Alliance ready for direct confrontation with Russia : worldnews
Weve Done Lots for Ukraine, but Winning Will Take Much More

Finland Most Resistant to Fake News, Report Finds

Lithuania sends anti-drone equipment, power generators and warm clothes to Ukraine : worldnews
Employment in Lithuania highest in 24 years : worldnews

Sacred Meteor Crater in Kaali, Estonia : europe (great etymoligies)

Pro-western Petr Pavel sweeps to landslide win in race for Czech presidency | Czech Republic : worldnews
Media: Czech, Slovak leaders to visit Kyiv. Czech President-elect Petr Pavel plans to visit Ukraine together with Slovak President Zuzana Caputova, reported Czech TV channel CT24 on Jan. 28.

Poland will send another 74 tanks to Ukraine in addition to the 260+ tanks it has already delivered. Poland is leading a tank coalition to get Leopard 2 and other tanks to the front line to fight the Russian fascist invaders of Europe.

Germany was a soft target for Russian spies. Thats changing fast.
In June there will be a large aerial drill in Germany. The US is sending around 90 military planes including F-35, F-16 and F-15 fighter jets. - Bild This is the largest deployment of US air forces to Germany since NATO was founded

Ukraine: Boris Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike : worldnews
Nadhim Zahawi sacked as Tory party chair over tax affairs : worldnews
/u/Theman127 loops everybody in on what's going on in the UK : bestof ... Goverment are in the middle of collapsing the economy after 12 years of greed, on top of the stupidity of brexit, and are simultaneously on the verge of having a wet dream collapsing the NHS so they can sell it off ... But u know... according to them it's all immigrants and queer peoples fault... because...wokeness?????? Or something...

Colombia cocaine seizures break record in 2022 : worldnews

Brazils military police initially stood by as Bolsonaro supporters rioted

Never again: How a lesson of 2011 shaped Bidens no-negotiation stance on debt limit

GOP national sales tax talk backfires, as Dems see political gold I believe it would cause the next Great Depression if we would impose it, says Chuck Schumer.

The Dobbs leak probe somehow just got worse | Michael Chertoff, who independently endorsed the report for the Supreme Court, reportedly had undisclosed business with the court. The clown show continues.
The NYT should tell readers whether it helped crooked FBI agents get Trump elected in 2016 The arrest of a high-level FBI agent on Russia-tied corruption charges raises stunning new questions about how Trump really won in 2016. (Comey-fucker)

GOP-led committees plan to issue subpoenas in Biden probes without consulting Democrats : politics
Election-Denying Lawmakers Hold Key Election Oversight Roles : politics

Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward : politics
RNC promises to be independent from Trump in 2024. Can it succeed? : politics

Trump says he is more angry than ever as he tries to revive White House bid
~ Trump Hits the 2024 Campaign Trail With an Assault on ... Windmills?

Never Give an Inch review: Mike Pompeo as heat-seeking missile for Trumps ass

What's Driving the Mass Layoffs in Big Tech Right Now? : technology

Do Abortion Rights Hang On State Constitutions? : politics

Ron DeSantiss Attack on Black Studies Is Textbook Proto-Fascism | Florida's unapologetically racist governor, Ron DeSantis, has effectively declared war on the Black freedom movement
DeSantis racist vision of Florida calls for a new, overdue civil rights movement

The Crackdown on Cop City Protesters Is So Brutal Because of the Movements Success: One protester was killed by police, 20 were charged under a domestic terror law, and Georgias governor gave himself broad "emergency" powers.

Arizona Throws Out Lawsuit to Block Bidens Student-Debt Cancellation

Whitmer to call for universal background checks, red flag law in State of the State : politics

Minnesota Senate votes to guarantee abortion rights, sends bill to governor : politics
MN Senate votes to ban discrimination based on hair, OKs Juneteenth holiday : politics

Utah bans gender-affirming care for minors : politics

Google lawsuit: Executive Ryan Olohan fired after female boss Tiffany Miller groped him | : news

Whitehead Institute sexual harassment allegations: Inside the fall of a star MIT scientist - The Boston Globe David Sabatini, a biologist who once generated Nobel Prize buzz, is hoping for a comeback after he was abruptly ousted amid allegations of sexual harassment

The War on Drugs Cannot Be Won

News organizations grapple with showing horrific Nichols, Pelosi videos - The Washington Post

Memphis police video of Tyre Nichols beating shows he was hit several times - The Washington Post
Shortness of breath: How police first described what happened to Tyre Nichols

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies : politics

Protesters: Cop City activists killing doesnt make sense

Atlanta, Georgia : pics (Iraq, Georgia)

Police Harass Veteran on Terror Watchlist, Lawsuit Says

A child-size rifle with cartoon skulls, inspired by the AR-15, raises concerns ... youth training rifle that looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dads gun

Why does Washington not act on guns? Voters say it's low priority : politics

Images from American History, Part 20
Contraband or Fugitive Slaves, Cumberland County, Virginia, 1862

Inside a US Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network With Thousands of Members A Ohio couple has been unmasked as leaders of the neo-Nazi Dissident Homeschool Telegram channel that distributes lesson plans to 2,400 members ... MLK ... He is the face of a movement which ethnically cleansed whites out of urban areas and precipitated the anti-white regime that we are now fighting to free ourselves from ... "I dont even want my kids exposed to the gay loving, anti-family, Jew factory that is public school, I cant stand it."

Following Walkout, Hundreds Email Harvard to Fire Harvard Professor Comaroff Over Harassment Allegations | News | The Harvard Crimson

This 22-year-old is trying to save us from ChatGPT before it changes writing forever
Watch Out, Software Engineers: ChatGPT Is Now Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code - A new study asks ChatGPT to find bugs in sample code and suggest a fix. It works better than existing programs, fixing 31 out of 40 bugs. : technology

TIL hospitals often deal with "Daughter From California syndrome" in which a long-lost relative arrives to challenge the care of a dying relative. They demand aggressive measures, and are described as "angry, articulate, and informed". : todayilearned

Misophonia: how sound ragedestroys relationships and forces people to move home

Study finds those with schizotypal, paranoid, and histrionic personality traits are more likely to fall for fake news. : science

Babies fed exclusively on breast milk significantly less likely toget sick, Irish study finds

Young men overestimated their IQ more than young women did, and older women overestimated their IQ more than older men did. N=311 : science

/u/kleptarian perfectly describes Joe Rogan & Jordan Peterson conversation : bestof

Ancient Egyptians were so into oral sex, they put it in their religionand religious art
The scientist who discovered sperm was so grossed out he hoped his findings would be repressed | sperm cells are the only human cells designed to perform functions outside of the actual body. They must undergo radical physical changes as they undertake their journey from the testes through the complex female reproductive tract. Even today, scientists understand almost nothing about sperm function, what sperm do

A guide through the book related subreddits. : books

Supreme Court allows Reddit mods to anonymously defend Section 230 : politics

Autistic person describes love in a non-neurotypical way and how he tries to work it through : bestof
This video sums up the problem and solution : limerence


UK scientists discover method to reduce steelmakings CO2 emissions by 90%

The arrest of six climate activists on charges of incitement are a further indication of the erosion of the right to demonstrate, left wing MPs and environmental groups said on Friday : worldnews

Expert says bizarre loss of hazardous radioactive capsule in Western Australia is a one-in-100-year event

Cars floating, flights grounded, homes evacuated State of Emergency declared in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland, New Zealand)

Thai activists risk death to protest the crime of criticising the royal family

1st oral abortion pill steps closer to approval in Japan : worldnews

Five Russian men fleeing military conscription have been living at a South Korean airport for months : worldnews

Taiwan: On-arrival testing requirements for arrivals from China extended until Feb 6 as positivity rates from China have dropped from about 25 percent on Jan. 1 to only about 2 to 4 percent in the past few days. : worldnews

The Russian deficit, primarily thanks to increased military spending and sanctions, is reaching one of the biggest heights since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia is copying all the mistakes from the past.

Ukraine is not our enemy: Russians risk arrest to honour victims of war

Pakistan Finance Minister seeks divine intervention to rescue sinking economy : worldnews ... saying that the country was the only country founded in the name of Islam and Allah Almighty is responsible for its development and prosperityYep working out great isnt it? Thanks Allah

Iranian Protesters Sentenced To Death Endured Weeks Of GruesomeTorture
Iran: Massive blast heard at military plant in Isfahan - I24NEWS : worldnews

2 seriously wounded in another shooting attack in Jerusalem; attacker neutralized
Jerusalem: Boy, 13, suspected of terror attackhours after gunman killed seven outside synagogue
Israel to strengthen settlements after shooting attacks
Israel supports Ukraine more than is known : ukraine

Ukraine: Latest Russian Missile Strikes Kill at Least 10 : worldnews
The West promises Ukraine 321 heavy tanks -- Ambassador of Ukraine to France

At the Pentagon, push to send F-16s to Ukraine picks up steam - POLITICO
Zelenskiys party purges lawmaker for wartime trip to Thailand

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 339, Part 1 (Thread #480) : worldnews

Losses of the russian army as of 28.01.2023 : ukraine

1/5) Russia highly likely suffered more than 300 casualties in a strike on troop accommodation at Makiivka near Donetsk City on 01 January 2023. We assess that the majority were likely killed or missing, rather than wounded.
(3/5) Russian officials likely assessed that it was not viable to avoid comment in the face of widespread criticism of Russian commanders over the incident.
(5/5) This typically comes about through a combination of deliberate lying authorised by senior leaders, and the communication of inaccurate reports by more junior officials, keen to downplay their failings in Russias blame and sack culture.

Finlands foreign minister hints that Russia may have been involved in last week Quran-burning protest that threatens to derail Swedens accession to NATO: This is unforgivable, Haavisto says.

Ex-Wagner commander witnessed comrades shot for fleeing, says his Norwegian lawyer : worldnews

Ukraine to summon Hungarian envoy over unacceptable remarks by Orban : worldnews

Poland to send 60 modernised PT-91 tanks to Ukraine in addition to Leopards : worldnews

Greece to Send 40-80 Leopard Tanks to Aid Ukraine Effort : ukraine

Czech election: Retired Gen. Petr Pavel defeats billionaire Andrej Babis - The Washington Post
Pro-Western war hero Petr Pavel looks set to sweep Czech presidential vote : worldnews

Tens of thousands of teachers march in Lisbon to demand better pay and conditions : worldnews

Amid national strikes in the energy sector, some workers in France have found a novel way to protest. On Thursday, Robin Hoodoperations unauthorised by the government provided free gas and electricity to schools, universities, and low-income households throughout the country

Gulf royals own more than 1bn of UK property via tax havens
The Telegraph is not a tabloid, by the way.
UK teenager sentenced over far-right videos that inspired US killers : worldnews
Daniel Harris: British teenager whose videos were linked to two mass murders in US is jailed : worldnews

Brazilian President Lula da Silva rejects German request to send tank ammunition to Ukraine : worldnews

Haitian gangs gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for U.S., Canada to intervene

Chief Kremlin mouthpiece in the US Tucker Carlson: Were spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians, why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau? And, I mean it

How a Russian Oligarch May Have Recruited the F.B.I. Agent Who Investigated Him - The New York Times The bureau tried to court Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate, as an informant. Instead, one of its own top agents may have ended up working for him.

The Durham Probe Was Barrs Witch Hunt A shockingly unethical and failed crusade to vindicate Trump.
Bullshit Durham (+Flabbibi)

Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling : politics
57 percent support federal government ensuring universal health care: survey : politics

How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the U.S. Patent System - The New York Times AbbVie for years delayed competition for its blockbuster drug Humira, at the expense of patients and taxpayers. The monopoly is about to end.

Hack who frequently gets paid by the Supreme Court confirms that they made every effort to find the real leaker
EFF Tells Supreme Court: User Speech Must Be Protected : politics

Heroes and villains: Fascists now control Congress we cant afford to pretend otherwise
Fighting misinformation in U.S. history

Trump Rants Show He Knows Whats Coming From DOJ: Kirschner
Trump Delivers Bitter Speech Filled With Falsehoods in New Hampshire : politics
Trump kicks off his 2024 campaign: We are at the brink of World War III
Trump Announces Plan To Build Impenetrable Dome To Protect U.S. From Nuclear Threats ... Dude couldnt even build a wall, but were supposed to believe he can build the worlds most advanced anti-nuclear defense system?
Trumps Evolution in Social-Media Exile: More QAnon, More ExtremesExperts on extremism worry that he will bring this approach to a far wider audience.

Video of Donald Trump Jr. Barely Letting McCarthy Speak Goes Viral : politics

Ron DeSantis has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump in a potential 2024 New Hampshire primary matchup: poll : politics

Did Matt Gaetz have an affair with male staffer? What we know : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene keeps rising in Republican ranks despite loony lies

Investigations and complaints facing George Santos could bring serious penalties : politics
Some donations from George Santos failed 2020 campaign are attributed to addresses that don't exist, report says

New Oklahoma Education budget proposal strips universal teacher pay raise : politics

New York should pay Cuomo's legal fees in suit, judge rules : politics

Documents show how 19 Cop City activists got charged with terrorism | Georgia police are invoking a 2017 terrorism law against activists accused of little more than trespassing

Memphis releases video showing Tyre Nichols calling for his mother, beaten by officers now charged in his death | CNN
Tyre Nichols: Police unit is disbanded after death : news
Opinion: The police who killed Tyre Nichols were Black. But they might still have been driven by racism | CNN
Just watched the recorded beating and killing of Tyre Nichols, heres a summary of all 4 clips.

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting : news

Red State murder rate gap has steadily widened to a whopping 44% more per capita in 2019 before settling back to 43% in 2020 : PoliticalHumor

McDonalds president who made $7.4 million last year says proposal to pay fast-food workers $22 an hour is costly and job-destroying

A leaked internal message appears to show Elon Musk ordered Twitter staff to suspend a left-wing activists account ... Anti-fascist activist Chad Loders Twitter account was suspended in November 2022. (by pro-fascist Muskfucker)

Lock him up! - Disgraced crypto executive Sam Bankman-Fried has made recent attemptsto contact prospective witnesses in his criminal case, federal prosecutors said Friday in a letter to the judge that sought new conditions of his release.

DirecTV dumps Newsmax instead of paying new fee, drawing Republican outrage : politics

To protect the children, lets make churches adults-only venues

Most Americans arent getting enough exercise. People living in rural areas were even less likely to get enough exercise: Only 16% of people outside cities met benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, compared with 28% in large metropolitan cities areas.

Evidence from mercury data strongly suggests that, about 251.9 million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption in Siberia led to the extinction event killing 80-90% of life on Earth : science

I was hit with $1,300 in credit card fraud. Here s how to cut your risk. Lock your card. And beware of Zelle.

Big Tech was moving cautiously on AI. Then came ChatGPT.Google, Facebook and Microsoft helped build the scaffolding of AI. Smaller companies are taking it to the masses, forcing Big Tech to react.


As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain : politics

Human activity has degraded more than a third of the remaining Amazon rainforest, scientists find : worldnews

First Report of Rare Cat Discovered on Mt. Everest : worldnews

Ukrainian ambassador calls for Novak Djokovics father to be banned from Australian Open over Russian flag incident
Capsule that emits 10 X-rays worth of radiation every hour missing somewhere on Western Australian highway : worldnews

Japan tightens Russia sanctions after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine : worldnews

Putin Plans New Ukraine Push Despite Losses as He Prepares for Years of War : worldnews
Malcolm Nance, former US Intelligence Officer The Russian T-90 tanks will be slaughtered by the German Leopard 2 tanks.The Russians are losing this war horribly.Putin will suffer from narcissistic collapse
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Putin Blasts Neo-Nazis In Ukraine
Francis Scarr on Twitter: "Today on state TV, Russian "military expert" Igor Korotchenko says Olaf Scholz, "the second Adolf Hitler", has just launched Operation Barbarossa 2.0 and calls Annalena Baerbock "Ribbentrop in a skirt"" / Twitter
U.S. Dismisses Russias Reaction to Abrams Tanks: Heard That Line Before

U.S. labels Russia-backed Wagner Group as transnational criminal organization, imposes new sanctions : worldnews

Alexei Navalny Placed In Solitary Confinement For Introducing Himself 'Incorrectly'

U.S. raid in Somalia kills a senior ISIS leader, 10 ISIS fighters : worldnews

Egypt discovers 4,300-year-old tombs in ancient burial ground : worldnews

New Law In Iran To Criminalize Critical Public Comments : worldnews

CIA director visiting Israel, West Bank as concern over escalating violence intensifies
Jerusalem synagogue killing spree leaves seven dead, three injured - Israel News - The Jerusalem Post
Five killed, five wounded in shooting attack in Jerusalem; terrorist shot : worldnews
IDF shoots down two rockets fired into Israel from Gaza : worldnews
Nobel laureate on judicial plans: Not the Israel I want my grandkids to grow up in

Russia unleashes airstrikes, hypersonic missile on Ukraine after tanks decision : worldnews
Lockheed Martin ready to increase F16 production as some allies seek to send fighter jets to Ukraine. Lockheed Martin is ready to increase its production of F16 fighter jets to meet the demand

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 338, Part 1 (Thread #479) : worldnews

These are the indicative estimates of Russias combat losses as of Jan. 27, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Chuck Pfarrer | Indications & Warnings | on Twitter: "SVATOVE AXIS /1410 UTC 29 JAN/ Intel reveals a significant & growing concentration of RU forces around Kreminna; an assembly of units and capabilities far in excess of the the defensive requirements of this sector of the front. A pending RU offensive cannot be ruled out." / Twitter

Ukrainian agent accused of spying for Putin was found with stacks of foreign cash and Russian SIM cards, officials say : worldnews Yahun said the SBU would celebrate KGB Day in its offices until as late as 2010, and that pro-Russian agents are still in the agency, the outlet reported.

Estonias Intelligence: Russia may be capable of up to 9 months of massive missile strikes against Ukraine. According to Estonias Intelligence, Russia still has up to 1,250 high-precision missiles left from its stock before Feb. 24, aside from those produced later.

Moscow-link to Koran-burning stunt that could stop Sweden joining NATO : worldnews
Russia-affiliated journalist paid for Quran burning in Sweden - I24NEWS : worldnews
An anti-Israel demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, that was intended to include the burning of a Torah scroll was canceled late Thursday afternoon as a direct result of Israeli government intervention : worldnews

For the first time, Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in sanitation, sniper shooting & team management in Norway

Second arrest in Russian spy scandal at German intelligence agency: The man is suspected of complicity in treason for bringing information to Russia.

King Charles tells Prince Andrew there is no place for him at Buckingham Palace
China owns vast network of UK real estate, offshore records reveal : worldnews
Number of EU students enrolling in UK universities halves post-Brexit | Universities : worldnews

Haiti police riot after crime gangs kill 14 officers : worldnews

The Specter of 2016 - by Timothy Snyder - Thinking about... McGonigal, Trump, and the Truth about America
Inside Cash-Fueled Double Life of Charles McGonigal, FBI Spy Hunter Accused of Russia Ties

Justice Dept. Announces More Arrests in Plot to Kill Iranian Writer - The New York Times Three men were enlisted to assassinate Masih Alinejad, a human-rights activist in Brooklyn who has criticized Irans repression of women, the indictment says.

Body camera footage shows moment Paul Pelosi was attacked with hammer - The Washington Post
Paul Pelosi attack video released

The Special Treatment Supreme Court Justices Got During The Leak Investigation Should Be Investigated, A Group Told Congress| The justices didnt have to sign affidavits denying the leak, but their staff did. Congress is being urged to investigate why.
Supreme Court did not disclose financial relationship with expert brought in to review leak probe : politics
southpaw on Twitter: "Hell of a way to run a correction." / Twitter Hell of a way to run a correction.
Eschaton: I Am Ethical, By Definition A consequence of almost everybody treating these weird evil fuckers as divine prophets ... Also its Michael Fucking Chertoff, enough said.

The reactionary anticanon ... These are the results of a survey of conservative legal scholars about the worst decisions in Supreme Court history:

The Classified Document Scandal Is Even Dumber Than You Think ... a ridiculous system

Did the Jan. 6 committee give social media companies a pass? : politics

Man sentenced to over 6 years in Jan. 6 assault on Brian Sicknick Julian Khater admitted to spraying Sicknick and another officer with a chemical irritant. Sicknick died a day after the riot of natural causes, which Capitol Police said was in the line of duty.

14th Amendment Time to Shine Has Arrived ... Most of the people who bray the loudest about a "plain text" reading of the Constitution do their best to convince you that the 14th is written in Finnish.

The real Russia hoax
John Durham's Big Ol' "Deep State" Hunt Did Find Some Shady Deals Connected to Trump - The probe of the hoax was a hoax of a probe, but then the Italians raised some questions.

The inquiry Trump launched to clear his name on Russia collusion ended up investigating him for potential financial crimes: NYT : politics

Trump financial crimes investigation was "buried," Kirschner says : politics

Revealed: Trump secretly donated $1m to discredited Arizona election 'audit'

Trumps Killing Spree: The Inside Story of His Race to Execute Every Prisoner He Could
Donald Trump, serial killer ... more federal executions than in the previous 10 administrations combined ... Of the 13, six were put to death after Trump lost the election,

The Trump Enablers Dance On : politics ... "a heat-seeking missile for Trump's ass"

Rep. Jordans Dangerous New Panel is Nothing Like the Church Committee

Unlike Trump Appointees, Biden Officials Are In Big Demand In the Private Sector : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Republican Who Urged Her To 'Educate' Herself

California Senate race sets up clash of titans California is finally getting a wide-open election that lives up to its progressive reputation as a field of liberal candidates prepare for battle.

Florida Wants Laws on Race, Gender to Influence Nationwide AP Class
I've never seen anything like it: Florida teachers strip classroom shelves of books in response to DeSantis ban
Floridas education department said it expects the College Board to change the course nationwide to reflect Floridas law.
Florida Panel Recommends Forcing Student Athletes to Give Schools Their Menstrual History : politics

The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressmans campaign finances
George Santos Snaps at Reporter After Being Grilled About Fake Signature : politics
Santos campaign briefly reported $254,000 in payments to anonymous

Gallego: Arizona Republicans will call any Democrat too libera

Republicans want Iowa universities to explain compulsory heterosexuality, other concepts

We just started. Kansas anti-abortion activists search for path forward after ballot defeat

Election losses only deepen Arizona Republicans insistence on fraud

New state bill would require gun owners to have insurance : politics

Tyre Nichols death: 5 Memphis ex-cops jailed and charged with Nichols' murder : NPR
DOJ warns against protests turning violent ahead of Tyre Nichols footage release : politics
Heres what we know about Tyre Nichols and the Memphis police video
Tyre Nichols case is defining moment for Memphis chief Cerelyn Davis
Ahead of video release, Fraternal Order of Police calls Nichols case a criminal assault
Tyre Nichols: Memphis police release body cam video of deadly beating : news
The problem is America

Not an anomaly: 2020s red states have higher murder rates
Can Anything Be Done to Assuage Rural Rage? : politics

Half Moon Bay suspect Zhao Chunli admits to shooting, says he was bullied - The Washington Post

Former Jones County GOP chairman charged with 3 counts of child pornography

A most profitable cancellation

New Yorkers Never Came Flooding Back Why Did Rents Go Up So Much? Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
Downtown D.C.s struggles mount as many workers remain remote

Students stage walkout at Harvard University, demand resignation of professor - The Boston Globe John Comaroff was put on leave last year amid sexual harrassment allegations
A culture of complete fear: Harvard womens hockey coach Katey Stone under fire for alleged abusive behavior

Study Logs Five-Fold Increase in Autism in New York-New Jersey Region : science

Intels historic collapse set to erase $10 billion from market value

Amazon Will Start Charging Prime Members for US Grocery Orders of Less Than $150 : technology


Asteroid to zoom past Earth in one of the closest encounters ever recorded : worldnews
Asteroid 2023 BU: Space rock to pass closer than some satellites : worldnews

600 square miles of ice just broke off from Antarctica : news

5,797 confirmed cases and 168 deaths in a week. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass.

They can result in false negatives, but they remain a valuable tool in stopping the spread of Covid-19. Heres how to use them most effectively.

N.I.H. Did Not Properly Track a Group Studying Coronaviruses, Report Finds - The New York Times An internal federal watchdog said that the health agency had not given adequate oversight to EcoHealth Alliance, which had been awarded $8 million in grants.(that fucking newspaper writes the whole article and doesn't mention Peter Daszak)

Novak Djokovics father joins Putin supporters at Australian Open

Onion smuggling rackets thrive as staple becomes a luxury in Philippines : worldnews

Opium production is surging in Myanmar under military rule, U.N. says : worldnews

Japan hunts for person who faxed bomb threats to schools : worldnews

Chinese hackers attack 12 S.Korean academic institutions : worldnews

Chinas Yutu 2 rover still going strong after 4 years on the moon
Cope with your own debt, China tells US over Zambia debt relief

Putin is embracing Stalins way of war
Very High Level Russian Officials Are Defecting; Agents, Generals And Wagner Commander Included
The dissolution of the Russian Federation is a far less dangerous than leaving it ruled by criminals. The invasion of Ukraine is a direct continuation of Russias imperial and colonial policies; policies that never disappeared ... We should be aware that Putin and his gang of war criminals are not the cause, but the consequence of the problem, the root of which is the authoritarian and imperial essence of Moscow and the phobias of the Okhrana, KGB or FSB, which captured the Russian state long ago. Russian imperialism has very deep roots.

NYT Opinion: Wagner founder Prigozhin amassed enough power in Russia to pose a potential challenge to Putin, prompting Putin's elevation of Gerasimov to supreme commander in Ukraine. But that places responsibility for Gerasimovs failures on the manwho appointed him.
Russia says tank promises show direct and growing Western involvement in Ukraine : worldnews
Kremlin says U.S.-supplied tanks will burn in Ukraine

Zelenskys address aired on TV in Sevastopol and Russias Belgorod and Krasnodar regions

A Russian graveyard reveals Wagners prisoner army
Russian troops reluctant to accept first T-14 Armata tanks due to poor condition

Russias oldest human rights organization shut down by court
Russian officials not invited to Auschwitz camp liberation commemoration : worldnews

Julia Davis on Twitter: "Russian state TV reacted to the news of Leopard-2 tanks going to Ukraine by making comparisons to Afghanistan, resorting to nuclear threats and claiming that Ukraine was Russia's territory, because history and literature are more important than borders." / Twitter

One of the best ways to defeat an adversary is to target their #strategy. To do that, we must understand it. Therefore, in my latest article, I explore Russian strategy, and its various components, for its continuing #Ukraine invasion in 2023. 1/25
8/ As @MarkGaleotti writes, Putins war aims have remained constant & continue to center on the destruction of Ukraine as an independent state capable of joining the EU or NATO, the breaking of the will of its people to resist & will of the West.
Mick Ryan, AM on Twitter: "10/ The Russian strategy for its subjugation of #Ukraine is likely to have seven components in the coming year. These are informational, command and leadership, military, diplomatic, national mobilisation, economic and adaptation." / Twitter

Russian lawmakers warn Moldovas Nato aspirations may lead to its destruction

Azerbaijan sues Armenia for wartime environmental damage : worldnews

India Detains Students Planning to Screen BBC Film on Modi : worldnews

In the midst of a failing energy grid, Eskom (South Africas monopoly on energy production) wants to retrench 500 maintenance workers because they are white

Turkey says it is "meaningless" to restore NATO dialogue with Sweden, Finland : worldnews
US tells Turkey Congress would be more sympathetic to F-16 sale to Ankara if it approves Finland and Sweden to join NATO

Kurdish-Iranian Pregnant Inmate Faces "Imminent Execution" : worldnews ... Hengaw said Nabizadeh suffered a miscarriage after security forces kicked her in the stomach during her arrest.
Iran's amassed enough material for several nuclear weapons, says IAEA chief | CNN

Two companies withdraw funds from Israel in response to judicial reform : worldnews

Ukraine war: Zelenskyy not interested in meeting nobodyPutin for peace talks
Ukraine calls for fighter jets after Germanys offer of Leopard tanks
Ukrainian defenders destroy all 24 Shahed drones launched by Russians : worldnews
Out of 55 cruise missiles launched by Terrorussia this morning, 47 of them were downed by the UAF : ukraine

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 337, Part 1 (Thread #478) : worldnews

These are the indicative estimates of Russias combat losses as of Jan. 25, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

ISW on Twitter: "2/ ISW recently discussed indicators of a potential decisive Russian effort in Luhansk. Taken in tandem with a variety of intelligence statements that #Russia is preparing for an imminent offensive operation in the coming months, it's likely the Luhansk effort would be offensive." / Twitter
4/ ... in order to reach the Luhansk Oblast administrative border and complete the capture of the remaining part of Luhansk Oblast that is still Ukrainian-controlled.
6/ Russian forces are exceedingly unlikely to be able to gain substantial ground on this axis even if they do launch a successful offensive operation on this sector, however.

15 out of 15 cruise missiles launched at Kyiv earlier this morning were shot down. This became possible thanks to the excellent work of Air Defense Forces, and Western air defense systems previously supplied to Ukraine. : ukraine

Two Turkish-owned ships hit in Russian attack on Kherson : worldnews

EU wants to send more people back to Africa, Middle East, Asia : worldnews

Disabled 14-year-old rape victim refused abortion in Poland by hospitals in her province : worldnews

German arrested for allegedly passing on intelligence to Russia : worldnews
Interesting report from Der Spiegel on what Germans think about the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine 60% of people in west Germany support it, while the percentage is only 33% in east Germany : UkrainianConflict

Russian intelligence agents believed to have directed White supremacists to carry out bombing campaign in Spain, US officials say : worldnews

UK climate minister received donations from fuel and aviation companies : worldnews
Britain sounds alarm on Russia-based hacking group : worldnews

Brazil to investigate claims of Indigenous genocide under Bolsonaro government : worldnews
Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday called for South American trade bloc Mercosur to urgently seal a free trade agreement with the European Union before negotiating with China : worldnews

Couple whose Toronto home sold without their knowledge says systems failed to protect them : worldnews

GDP Updates: U.S. Economy Grew at 2.9% Annual Rate - The New York Times
GDP Q4 2022: U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in the fourth quarter, more than expected even as recession fears loom

Bidens next 2 years: A brutal war and a rough campaign
Biden to warn House GOP poses threat to economy : politics

Sen. Tester: Over my dead body will Republicans pass 30% sales tax bill
The Freedom Caucus Has a Harebrained Plan to Jack Up Taxes on the Poor - The American Prospect ... repeal the federal income tax and abolish the IRS ... the poorest fifth of Americans would pay roughly 70 percent of their income in taxes.

Republicans demand spending cuts to lift the debt limit. They won't say what to cut. : politics

New research about the Kremlins election interference raises more questions than it answers.

The Jan. 6 committee report contains a treasure trove in fine print

Garlands special counsels: The mistake keeps getting worse

Jaw dropping reporting. Lots here including an explanation of why Durham's colleague resigned: under pressure from Barr to release an "interim" report damaging Clinton & the FBI as the election drew near, Durham had a draft prepared that wasnt factual.
How Barr's Quest to Find Flaws in the Russia Inquiry Unraveled - The review by John Durham at one point veered into a criminal investigation related to Donald Trump himself, even as it failed to find wrongdoing in the origins of the Russia inquiry.

This is really interesting
There are many explosive details in the reporting but this stands out as the worst to me. Durham receives a tip from the Italians about possible financial crimes by Trump. The tip gets leaked but in a way that makes it appear its directed at US intel officials. Unbelievable!
Worse, Barr tried to spin it as though the investigation was directed at Clinton or the FBI.
[The report] was more complexthe report detailed numerous links between the Russian government & the Trump campaign, & it established both how Moscow had worked to help Mr. Trump win and how his campaign had expected to benefit from the foreign interference.

The Resentment Fueling the Republican Party Is Not Coming From the Suburbs : politics

McCarthy may regret kicking Schiff off House Intelligence Committee
McCarthy sees GOP defections ahead of expected effort to keep Rep. Ilhan Omar off House panel : politics
Kevin McCarthy lashed out at reporters when asked why he hasnt punished George Santos

Kevin McCarthy loses his cool at reporters questioning his backing of George Santos : politics
George Santos Fraudulent Signature Could Be Final Nail in Coffin : politics

Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class : politics
High schoolers threaten to sue DeSantis over ban of African American studies course : politics
Florida lawmakers file bill to ban gay panic defense in criminal trials

More than half of LGBTQ+ parents in Florida are considering moving out of state. Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Republicans have terrified queer families into leaving. : politics

Four states could ban transition care into young adulthood. Lawmakers in several others want to restrict drag shows in ways that could affect transgender performers broadly. Its part of a long-term plan.

Oklahoma State Senator proposes bill that would end federal funding for Oklahoma public schools. : politics ... If it's entirely state funds, then federal rules no longer apply. The state is free to teach whatever they want. Things like federal rules against LGBT discrimination no longer apply.

Supporters rally to repeal qualified immunity laws that shield police from lawsuits; Hochul signals opposition : politics

A look at key takeaways in a Secret Service report on mass attacks from 2016-2020 : politics

Study reveals that males experiences with stranger harassment perpetrated by females are relatively common, begin at an early age, and have serious consequences for victims

Study Examining 63 Million Medicare Recipients Finds Marijuana Legalization Does Not Increase Psychosis Diagnoses : science

A study found that "cannabis use does not appear to be related to lung function even after years of use." : science


NASA wants nuclear rockets for Mars : worldnews

US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forest | AP News

Australian Open: Serbian fans unweil Z shirt, bring Russian flag with Vladimir Putins face (Zerbia)

Charity Executives Jailed for Pocketing Millions Donated to Boeing Crash Victims : worldnews ... Three top executives of a major Indonesian charity were convicted of embezzlement on Tuesday for stealing money intended for families and communities affected by the 2018 Lion Air plane crash.

Myanmar after the coup: Heavy fighting, airstrikes and spies on street corners | World News : worldnews

North Korea locks down capital Pyongyang over respiratory illness | North Korea : worldnews

China Covid: Coffins sell out as rural losses mount : worldnews

Ukraines Defence Intelligence: Putin is treated by best Western doctors, which is why he is still alive
The strategic genius that is Vladimir Putin has not only succeeded in forcing Germany to end its dependence on Russian energy but he has somehow manoeuvred himself into a situation in which Russian troops are about to face German battle tanks. What a colossal failure
Russia fumes NATO trying to inflict defeat on us after tanks sent to Ukraine

Russian citizens continue to be punished for expressing anti-war sentiment : worldnews

Nearly 100 Russian Soldiers Killed in Makiivka Strike, BBC Russian Confirms - The Moscow Times : worldnews

Russian man convicted of orchestrating murder of his business partner and family released for serving in the Wagner Group. : worldnews

Tensions have flared at two of Indias best-known universities over the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots
Defiant Indian students to hold more screenings of BBC documentary on Modi : worldnews

Pakistan may reduce government employee salaries by 10% to combat the economic crisis : worldnews

Three More Women Journalists Jailed In Iran Amid Protests : worldnews
Two police officers killed in armed attack in Irans southeast: State media

Ukraine Predicts Attacks on Major Russian Cities : ukraine
A Ukraine victory in 2023 would be big boost to global economy, Freeland says
Zelenskiy ramps up anti-corruption drive as 15 Ukrainian officials exit : worldnews
Ukraine is getting the tanks it pushed for after a rift in Western allies : worldnews
US approves sending of 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 336, Part 1 (Thread #477) : worldnews

Russian army losses in Ukraine as of January 25th, 2023 : ukraine

An Air Battle Is Raging Over Bakhmut : worldnews

Russia Mobilizes Ukrainians From Occupied Regions To Fight Own Country, Use AsHuman Shield

There are bodies in the forest: Scores of migrants go missing on the Belarussian-Lithuanian border

Estonia wants to block Baltic Sea for Russia : worldnews

Duda says Nato Article 5 is not theoretical, but binding and very practical : worldnews

Hungarian Generals Ousted as Orban Overhauls Top Army Leadership : worldnews

Netherlands considers sending 18 Leopard tanks to Ukraine : worldnews
MH17: Court ruling due on Dutch case against Russia : worldnews
23% of Dutch under-40s think the Holocaust was a myth or exaggerated : worldnews ... 11% of US millenials and Gen Z agreed with the statement The Jews caused the Holocaust ... 54% could not read at a better level then grade 6

Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Germany confirms 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine : worldnews

The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime | AP News

UK not ruling out giving Ukraine missiles to reach Russia

Evidence of genocide among Brazils indigenous Yanomami, says minister
Brazil airlifts starving tribal people from jungle - BBC News : worldnews

Biden Leery of Involvement in Potential Plea Deal in Sept. 11 Case - The New York Times A proposal to end a decade-long attempt to seek the death penalty before a military tribunal carries political risks, but the Trump administration also decided the system failed.

Senate GOP pours cold water on idea of impeaching Biden | The Hill
Bidens devious plan to break the MAGA fever just might work

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama say they have no classified documents : politics
Archives weighs asking past presidents, VPs to look for classified items - The Washington Post
Two more papers found in Trumps storage last year were marked secret
Americas system for handling classified documents is broken, say lawmakers and former official | Far too many documents are classified, and gatekeepers charged with tracking the secret papers are struggling to keep up, experts say.
The worst handler of confidential documents? The Supreme Court. : politics

The Sacred Lies of Virginia ThomasIn testimony before the Jan. 6 committee, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas would not renounce her faith.

A Pitched Battle on Corporate Power - The American Prospect

White House unveils new tenant protections amid soaring rental costs : politics

Democrats hammer Republican plan to impose national sales tax, abolish IRS - The Washington Post

Hawley introduces Pelosi Act banning lawmakers from trading stocks : politics

Judge orders Steve Bannon to comply with subpoena in Trump campaign discrimination suit : politics

Trumps Criminal Nightmare in Georgia Is Looking Very Real
Trump withdraws another lawsuit against NY Attorney General Letitia James : politics

Trump Has Started Texting - The New York Times The former president, averse to leaving records of his communications, had long avoided text and email.
The private angst over Donald Trumps racist attacks on Elaine Chao goes public - "Choo Choo Chow"

Trump declares himself the winner of his own club championship in the Trumpiest way ever

McCarthy will block Democrats Schiff, Swalwell from intelligence committee : politics
McCarthy selects Covid conspiracy theorist for pandemic panel : politics
Eschaton: In Our Own Base Killing Our Own D00ds Maybe the vaccine issue is a good way to understand "the culture war." It's an issue that people have chosen sides on in part out of some sort of sense of group identity. How precisely that started and continued, instead of Team MAGA continuing to praise Dear Leader's amazing vaccine, the best vaccine, is a bit complicated, but at some point it became part of mainstream conservative identity, even though most of their leaders probably took extra vax shots, if anything.
Sean Hannity: Vaccines and boosters do not work as they have told us
/u/StarshipShoesuntied shares his experience following the account of someone who claims to be dying from the covid vaccine. : bestof

The MyPillow Guys Fake Campaign For RNC Chair Is a Real Disaster

George Santos hints that $500k personal loan to campaignwasnt his own money, raising campaign-finance violation concerns
George Santos loan admission puts Republicans in impossible position : politics
George Santos saddened after Republican senator calls him nutty fruitcake bunny boiler
I felt like we were in Goodfellas: How George Santos wooed investors for alleged Ponzi scheme
At least Bernie Maddoff was a little subtle about selling his Ponzi scheme by keeping the returns non-insane if impossibly consistent:

Ron DeSantis Says Florida Shouldnt Require Unanimous Juries for Death Sentences
Ron DeSantis Secret Twitter Army of Far-Right Influencers
Stop Cowering Before This Half-Bright Florida Fascist: Ron DeSantis wants to break the unions and make a temporary advantage permanent. : politics

A GOP-backed bill in Oklahoma would fine drag performers up to $20,000 and have them face up to 2 years in jail for performing in front of a minor : politics

South Dakota AG, Gov. Threaten Felony Charges for Pharmacists Prescribing Abortion Pills : politics

2023's Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy The election for a swing seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court has huge policy stakes for the battleground state. Cash is pouring in, and some of the candidates have shed any pretense of judicial neutrality.

Arizona Senate hopeful Ruben Gallego posts record-breaking fundraising haul in bid for Kyrsten Sinemas seat, breaking state record
Kyrsten Sinema May Not Be Called Senator for Long: Ruben Gallegos rollout was strong. And a credible Democratic candidate means Sinemas path to reelection is awfully narrow.

Lefties Amok: California's Upcoming Senate Race - Four Democratic House members draw a bead on the seat Feinstein will vacate.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer to call for pre-K for all 4-year-olds : politics

Texas senator proposes gun laws allowing school shooting victims to sue state, impose firearms tax : politics

One-quarter of mass attackers driven by conspiracy theories or hateful ideologies, Secret Service report says : politics

Alex Murdaugh Called Wifes Cell After He Killed Her, Prosecutors Say

Newport News School Was Warned 3 Times That 6-Year-Old Had a Gun, Lawyer Says - The New York Times Another child saw the weapon at recess, and a teacher warned that the boy might have a gun in his pocket. Yet an administrator dismissed the threat, according to the lawyer for a teacher who was shot.
Lawyer: Admins were warned 3 times the day boy shot teacher : news
Mass shootings in the USA in the first 24 days of 2023

Why conservatives are accusing the Xbox of being woke | The criticism comes after the brand said this month it's rolling out updates to improve the energy efficiency of the video-game consoles

Guardian US announces Margaret Sullivan as new weekly columnist | Press releases 2023 | The Guardian
Opinion section at The Washington Post expands its roster with seven new contributors - The Washington Post (more refuck hacks)

DirecTV Officially Dumps Pro-Trump Channel Newsmax

The free speech principles of Elon Musk, principled defender of free speech

Barbara Fried was a beloved law professor whose midlife political awakening inspired Mind the Gap, a powerful network of 2,500 donors that helped the Democrats dominate the 18 midterms. Now, shes the latest victim of her son, Sam Bankman-Fried. (use readerview)

1.2-Million-Year-Old Obsidian Axe Factory Found In Ethiopia | IFLScience : worldnews

Study reveals that that people with strong negative attitudes to science tend to be overconfident about their level of understanding: Strong attitudes, both for and against, are underpinned by strong self confidence in knowledge about science : science

Aliens haven't contacted Earth because there's no sign of intelligence here, new answer to the Fermi paradox suggests. From The Astrophysical Journal, 941(2), 184. : science Aliens havent contacted Earth because theres no sign ofintelligence here, new answer to the Fermi paradox suggests. From The Astrophysical Journal, 941(2), 184.

List of Jewish atheists and agnostics - Wikiwand

Longitudinal study of kindergarteners suggests spanking is harmful for childrens social competence

Why it suddenly mattered what conspiracy theorists think : bestof

Gingerbeardman1106 explains why Ukraine receiving such new hardware from the US and Germany is a game changer on the Russian war front. : bestof

/u/Struevesant and /u/venetanakedguy casually calls out OPs graffiti history just by looking at the handwriting

Woman receives 12 violations for rainbow porch and yard dragons : news

What's Americas biggest fuck up?

Rupert Murdoch scraps plans to reunite Fox and News Corp : worldnews

Amazon strikes: Workers claim robots are treated better : worldnews

Microsoft services go down for users around the world : worldnews Someone at Microsoft incorrectly configured a router on their global WAN, causing an outage on their services.

Reddit is letting go of employees in community management and other teams as it evaluates staff performance : technology


The Doomsday Clock was moved forward on Tuesday to 90 seconds to midnight due in part to worries over Russians veiled threats of nuclear warfare.

Pig recovers from electric gun shot wound, kills butcher at Hong Kong slaughterhouse : worldnews

U.S. Approves First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor, Beginning New Era for Atomic Energy | NuScale Powers tiny nuclear reactor could usher in a new era of cheap and clean power in theUnited States.

Myanmar plunges deeper into economic crisis : anime_titties (Zuckerborg supports genocide for profit)

China spying on people via fridges, laptops and light bulbs, former UK diplomat warns : worldnews

Vladimir Putin Set To Disappear From Leadership Position As Intelligence Official Confirms There Is Cleary Something Wrong With Russian Leaders Health
Kremlin declines to say if Putin will seek re-election in 2024 : worldnews
The Putin Super Power Myth - Puck Putin destroyed in a year an energy business that took three generations to build. As it turns out, Russia needed Europe far more than Europe needed Russia. (readerview)
Russia to restrict travel, require advance booking to cross border : worldnews

NGO: Most convicts recruited by Wagner killed, wounded or deserted. Of the 50,000 convicts recruited by Wagner Group from the Russian prison system, only 10,000 remain in the ranks of the military, according to Olga Romanova, head of Russia Behind Bars, an NGO.

Belarus leader says he has been asked to seal a non-aggression pact with Ukraine : worldnews

Indian university warns students not to screen BBC documentary on Modi : worldnews
Elon Musk Removes BBC Doc at Request of India PM Modi

South Africa to side with Russia on push for redesigned global order : worldnews

Is Egypt the 'new Lebanon'? Food prices doubled, salaries halved, banks restricting withdrawals: Egyptians now have the same problems as the Lebanese. But if things get worse here, the fallout will be far more damaging. : anime_titties Is Egypt the new Lebanon? Food prices doubled, salaries halved, banks restricting withdrawals: Egyptians now have the same problems as the Lebanese. But if things get worse here, the fallout will be far more damaging.

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal - BBC News

Despite crackdown, Iran protesters still challenging regime : worldnews

Good news to start the day with. Reportedly 12 countries have agreed to supply Ukraine with 100 Leopard 2 tanks if the German government gives its approval, a senior Ukrainian official tells ABC News.
U.S. closer to approving significant number of Abrams tanks to Ukraine
US aircraft for Ukraine: According to the Spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, training has already started forpilots in the U.S. and the type/number of A/C might be released during the Ramstein Meeting in February (Ramstein 9).
President #Zelenskyy signed a decree that prohibits officials to travel abroad for "non-state purposes" during the war.
Ukraine deputy minister sacked for alleged theft of $400,000 | Ukraine | The Guardian : worldnews
Senior Ukrainian Officials Resign Amid Corruption Crackdown : worldnews
Ukraines Zelenskyy renews war on corruption amid scandals

Verhofstadt: Good news the campaign to #FreeTheLeopards seems to have paid off. A pity it was dependent on the Americans. Credit to the tenacity of the Polish and others. Time to build a real European defence with jointly procured EU weapons! : UkrainianConflict

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 335, Part 1 (Thread #476) : worldnews

The Collected Ukraine Patriot

Ukraine war: Resilient civilians return to liberated town of Lyman : worldnews

Finland must consider joining NATO without Sweden, says minister : worldnews

Estonia donates all of its 155mm howitzers and other weapons to Ukraine : worldnews

Norway arrests former Wagner fighter who escaped from Russia : worldnews

US says "repugnant" burning of the Quran in front of Turkish embassy by Swedish-Danish politician Rasmus Paludan may have been sabotage against unity in NATO : worldnews

Explosive turnaround on arms exports: Switzerland to offer hand for supply of ammunition and tanks to Ukraine : UkrainianConflict
Swiss medicine sales to Russia hit 30-year high : worldnews

France Exploits Undocumented Migrants to build 2024 Paris Olympics Facilities with deplorable security conditions and no rights. : worldnews

Boris Johnson: Ukraine must join Nato for sake of long-term peace : worldnews
Blockbuster @MilesMJohnson investigation: how high-end lawyers in London and Moscow helped Wagners Yevgeny Prigozhin evade western sanctions for his role running paramilitary group Wagnerand helped him construct an elaborate lie to hide it
UKs king asks windfarm deal profits ($1.2B) be directed to

Brazilian President Lula da Silva Calls for Respect for Venezuela and Cuba : worldnews
Brazils Lula appoints Indigenous ministers to reverse Amazon deforestation
Police in Brazil have strong evidence that an alleged drug trafficker ordered the murders of a British journalist and an Indigenous activist in the Amazon last June, a police chief said on Monday : worldnews

Former top FBI official Charles McGonigal arrested over ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska : worldnews
Just to be clear, when the New York Times reported that the FBI saw no link between Trump and Russia a week before the 2016 electionthe FBI agent who was just arrested over ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was heading up the investigation. Just an absolute scandal.

Republicans have pledged to cut spending and balance the budget, triggering a delicate conversation on the future of Americans benefits

Biden approval rating ticks up to 44 percent in new survey : politics

Classified documents found at Pences Indiana home
Mike Pence Denied Taking Documents Months Before Classified Items Found : politics

Biden's human rights pick withdraws - Sarah Margon pulled out amid opposition from a top Republican ... who questions her support for Israel ... Jim Risch of Idaho (bought and paid for)

Could Trump be charged for racketeering? A Georgia prosecutor thinks so : politics
Details of Trumps attempt to overturn defeat in Georgia could be released
Atlanta DA doesn't want the public to see the special grand jury report into Trumps efforts to overturn Georgia's 2020 vote

The story no one wants to touch: Why the Capitol Police enabled 1/6 - Press Watch By Dan Froomkin

Anti-vax is now a mainstream GOP position

CNN fact-checks McCarthys highly misleading claims about Pelosi

Initial Senate Ratings: Democrats Have a Lot of Defending to Do - Four seats in Democratic majority start as Toss-up or worse

Ron DeSantis Believes in Free Speech as Long as You Only Speak About the Awesomeness of Straight White People : politics
DeSantis Blames Queer Theory for AP African American Studies Course Rejection
Ron DeSantis wants to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Ted Cruz wants to remove entrenched politicians, proposes term limits for Congress

South Dakota Gov. Noem threatens charges for abortion pills

Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact" : politics
The U.S. has had at least 39 mass shootings in just 24 days so far this year, data shows

Half Moon Bay shooting suspect once tried to suffocate coworker, court docs allege
Half Moon Bay mass shooting suspect targeted victims, had built-up anger, investigators say - ABC7 San Francisco

Adult Swim cuts ties with Justin Roiland NBC News broke the news that Roiland had been charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, California, in connection with a 2020 incident ... 2020 ... "Rick and Morty"

Rebranding rift guts Blue Dog Dem ranks - POLITICO Nearly half the members of the influential centrist coalition are letting themselves out after a failed push for a name change designed for a new era.

Why is the Right Losing the Young? - by Charlie Sykes What Andrew Sullivan gets right...and absurdly wrong.

Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight Are on ABCs Chopping Block

'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease | AP News Their promotion of coronavirus falsities eventually got them dropped, but they landed at the far-right cable and digital media platform Newsmax.

U.S. Accuses Google of Abusing Monopoly in Ad Technology (again)

TIL 130 million American adults have low literacy skills with 54% of people 16-74 below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level : todayilearned

Parenting in America Today: A Survey Report (2023) | Pew Research Center Mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents; most say being a parent is harder than they expected

Epidemiological evidence that Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be caused by viral infections. Around 81% of viruses were found to be neurotrophic, which indicates that they can attack the central nervous system (CNS) via peripheral nerves or by crossing the blood-brain barrier : science

Study shows nonreligious individuals hold bias against Christians in science due to perceived incompatibility : science

Study suggests use of antidepressants generates resistance to antibiotics : science

A new study has found that consuming dietary nitrate the active molecule in beetroot juicesignificantly increased muscle force while exercising

Not Enough Disruption?

NYC libraries are offering free digital library cards to people across the U.S. : books ... Only to 21 and under.

Dozens of protesters disrupt meeting, demand greater transparency in investigation of deadly Cambridge police shooting

What grossed you out so much in a relationship that you just left? : AskReddit


NASA Ingenuity helicopter completes 40th flight on Mars : worldnews

Why the ground under Colorado solar panels is ripe for growing food | A Republican lawmaker has joined the previously Democrat-only push for solar agriculture, or agrivoltaics, priming Colorado to become a national leader : politics

Australia: Shock, outrage as Hindu Temple attacked in Melbourne; 3rd this month : worldnews

Myanmar military bombs village, killing seven, sources say : worldnews

Kishida may dissolve Japans lower house before leadership election
Its now or never to stop Japans shrinking population, PM says

10 Chinese planes detected around Taiwan as LNY arrived : worldnews

How to bring Putin and his henchmen to justice ... In this case, a new, purpose-built tribunal is required, because the International Criminal Court in The Hague lacks jurisdiction to get at the wars true authors.
NGO: Most convicts recruited by Wagner killed, wounded or deserted. Of the 50,000 convicts recruited by Wagner Group from the Russian prison system, only 10,000 remain in the ranks of the military, according to Olga Romanova, head of Russia Behind Bars, an NGO
Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to join drills with China, S.Africa : worldnews
Putin Ally Warns New Anti-American Military Alliance May Emerge
Putin likely turned to Prigozhin & Prigozhins reported ally, Army Gen. Sergey Surovikin, to continue efforts to gain ground and break the will of #Ukraine and its Western backers to continue the war after the conventional military had culminated & suffered disastrous setbacks.
Russian Wagner boss acknowledges comparison with Rasputin : worldnews

ChrisO_wiki on Twitter: "2/ MO says that it has received many reports from its readers of administrative steps being taken to prepare for a new mobilisation. Other independent Russian media outlets have reported similar administrative steps. Translation follows:" / Twitter
According to another subscriber, in the Moscovsky district of St. Petersburg, his friend, who was at war in the summer, was handed a summons for the following week.
subscribers in several cities have reported on condition of anonymity that they have started issuing reservations or bringing lists of those subject to mobilisation to their workplaces.

Russia: Putins Kremlin targets LGBT in new crackdown

Leader Of Group Of Mothers And Wives Of Russian Soldiers Detained En Route To Moscow : worldnews ... she may face a charge of discrediting the Russian armed forces.

Russia Ordered White Supremacists to Bomb European Politicians : worldnews

22-year-old Muslim youth gets life in prison for illegal transportation of cows in Gujarat (India) : worldnews

Nuclear Energy Was Pakistans Top Power Source in December 2022
Nearly 220 million people in Pakistan without power after countrywide outage | CNN Business : worldnews

5 are dead after extremists stormed a government office in Somalias capital

Rwanda: Suspicious Death of Investigative Journalist : worldnews

Martinez Zogo, prominent Cameroon journalist, found dead and suffering from bodily mutilations in Yaound after abduction

The Crocodile has not changed:Zimbabwe opposition warns of election violence

Archaeologists discovered a new papyrus of Egyptian Book of the Dead: Dubbed the "Waziri papyrus," scholars are currently translating the text into Arabic : worldnews

Iranians Rejoice Europes Move Against IRGC As Regime Vents Anger

Lebanon army declares state of alert amid tension with Israel : worldnews
Israelis stage giant protest against Netanyahu court reform : worldnews
Attack on freedom: Israel moves to claw back state funds from critical films | Israel

With a Russian offensive looming, Ukrainian officials battle to train military up with new Western weapons | CNN : worldnews
Ukrainian Military Says Russia Advancing In Three Directions As Air Strikes Increase : worldnews
Top U.S. spy agency says more security assistance from allies is crucial for Ukraine to prevail : worldnews
Zelenskyy promises crackdown on corruption amid reports of senior Ukrainian official being detained : worldnews
Zelenskiy promises to swiftly confront Ukraine corruption : worldnews
This is not a moment to slow down: U.S. says Ukraine making new gains
Ukraine war latest: Kyiv expects battle for Donbas to intensify in February-March amid Russias desperate attempt to capture the region
Russia is sending in tens of thousands of mobilized replacement troops to strengthen positions in the Ukraine weakened by fighting in Bakhmut: senior U.S. military official U.S. assesses these troops are "ill-equipped, ill-trained, and rushed to the battlefield." : UkrainianConflict

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 334, Part 1 (Thread #475) : worldnews

Recent updates as of 23.01
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine23 January 2023

Russia has suffered 180,000 killed or wounded in Ukraine so far, while the figure for the Ukrainians is 100,000 military casualties and 30,000 dead civilians, according to estimates released Sunday by Norway's army chief : worldnews
Nearly 3,000 Russians Killed in Last Four Days of War: Ukraine : worldnews
Over 100 Russian Soldiers Buried Under Rubble After Strike on Base
Another big hit? - Over 100 Russian soldiers buried under rubble after strike on base : ukraine
Air defense forces shoot down two Russian Su-25s, Ka-52 helicopter in eastern Ukraine : ukraine
RuZZian squad being liquidated. : ukraine

KREMINNA AXIS /1445 UTC 23 JAN/ UKR forces continue incremental advances within the urban area of Kreminna. Battle-space information on 23 JAN indicates that UKR forces have captured a sawmill and entered the campus of a boarding school in the western limits of Kreminna.

Ukrainian girl surprised by real Elsa from Frozen after going viral in bomb shelter : ukraine (don't miss)

How kindergarten morning in Kyiv suburb turned into tragedy

New polls finds: 86% of Ukrainians support the country's accession to NATO 87% favor the accession to the EU 85% support a military and political union of Ukraine, Poland, and the UK 80% are for a union of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania

Russia downgrades relations with NATO member Estonia, expels envoy : worldnews
Estonia plans to significantly increase the number of safe shelters : worldnews

NATO member Latvia tells Russian envoy to leave, in solidarity with Estonia : worldnews

Finland freezes Russian assets worth 187 million eurosThe frozen Russian assets include real estate, airplanes, yachts, cars, equities, etc
Finland granted Turkey an extradition request last autumn : worldnews

Swedish foreign minister says country closing in on NATO membership approval : worldnews
Turkish President Erdogan to Sweden: You will not receive any support from us to join NATO. : UkrainianConflict
Turkeys president says no support for SwedensNATO bid

The #EU approves 500m military aid to #Ukraine, Reuters citing sources#Hungary did not block this aid. The official decision will be announced later, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell said before the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU countries.

Poland ready to build smaller coalition to send tanks to Ukraine without Germany
Poland to ask for Berlins permission to deliver German-made tanks to Ukraine

Senior U.S. Policy Advisor "NEW: Why is Germany blocking tanks for Ukraine? I answer: (1) irrational fear of escalation and (2) Russia's long-term capture of the German elite." : UkrainianConflict
Germany Says It Wont Object if Poland Delivers Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine
Germany Okays A Dozen Polish Tanks For Ukraine. Hundreds More Could Follow. : worldnews
Germany Still Years Away From Replacing Russian Gas Capacity | It will take until 2026 for the country to install 56 billion cubic meters of domestic LNG import capacity : worldnews
German economy more resilient than feared, Bundesbank says : worldnews
Germany: Huge opium haul on autobahn : worldnews

Greece says it prevented 260,000 migrants from entering in 2022 : worldnews

Dutch politician Tiny Kox has been re-elected as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Earlier, Kox oversaw the expulsion of Russia from the organization. (Tiny Kox)

The Italian government will approve the security assistance package for Ukraine next week. It will include the Aspide air defense system.But no SAMP/T

Trial against Hells Angels set to start in Spain : worldnews

Macron does not rule out sending Leclerc tanks to Ukraine. According to Macron, a decision on the transfer of Leclerc tanks to Ukraine will be made in the coming days and weeks but should be agreed with other allies, including Germany.

Russian diplomat offered to fund British Conservative Party, complaint alleges : worldnews
Revealed: UK government helped sanctioned Putin ally sue British journalist - UK Treasury, then under Rishi Sunas control, let Yevgeny Prigozhin circumvent sanctions to target Eliot Higgins

Police violently raid Lima university and shut Machu Picchu amid Peru unrest | Students say they were beaten and thrown out of dormitories as authorities crack down on protests against president : worldnews
Police violently raid Lima university and shut Machu Picchu amid Peru unrest : worldnews

Lula sacks head of Brazilian army after far-right insurrection | Brazil : worldnews
Lula accuses Bolsonaro of genocide against Yanomami in Amazon
Brazil launches first anti-deforestation raids under Lula bid to protect Amazon : worldnews

Ottawa reaches a $2.8-billion settlement with hundreds of First Nations over harm caused by residential schools : worldnews
As TikTok faces data-harvesting claims, spy agency warns Canadians to protect themselves : worldnews

More Than 150 International Organizations Call on Biden to Close Guantanamo on 21st Anniversary

Investigation underway after nine nuclear missileers develop non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Mike Pompeo criticizes journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an activist who received too much media sympathy

U.S. Treasury's Yellen says IRS needs to be completelyredone

Inflation Is Cooling, Leaving America Asking: What Comes Next? - The New York Times After six months of declines, inflation seems to be turning a corner. But the road back to normal is an uncertain one.

The GOP tax plan is to let the rich pay less and make you pay more ... One still fights for the little guy in practical, concrete terms while the other proposes one harebrained scheme after another with no regard to the needs of average Americans.

Majority in U.S. Still Say Govt Should Ensure Healthcare

Biden to issue memorandum to protect access to abortion pills : politics
Battle over abortion rights further polarizes the United States : politics

Early rift over immigration exposes House GOPs tough path to consensus

Former Special Agent In Charge Of The New York FBI Counterintelligence Division Charged With Violating U.S. Sanctions On Russia | USAO-SDNY | Department of Justice
Former FBI official Charles McGonigal indicted in New York and D.C. - The Washington Post Charles McGonigal, a former counterintelligence chief, is charged with money laundering and other counts connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska ,,, two separate indictments that accuse him of taking secret cash payments of more than $225,000 while overseeing highly sensitive cases, and allegedly breaking the law by trying to get Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska removed from a U.S. sanctions list
Butter Emails ... He was head of the division at the time Donald Trump was trying to get Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's account.
So to be clear, McGonigal was running the FBIs Trump-Russia probe at the moment this story -- at the most critical moment of the 2016 -- was leaked to the New York Times
Hang on. The section chief of Cyber-Counterintelligence at FBI Headquarters in 2015-2016 - when Russia was trying to help Trump win via hacking - was on Deripaskas payroll? When did he first start taking bribes from the same guy who was in business with Trumps campaign manager?

The mistaken premise helps explain why nearly two months elapsed before Mr. Bidens lawyers searched the garage of his Delaware home for classified records.

How Jack Smith charged Kosovo's president and blew up a Trump meeting

4 Oath Keepers members convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 riot - The Washington Post The verdict is the second of three seditious conspiracy cases charged in the U.S. Capitol breach
Alleged Jan. 6 rioter photographed in Pelosis office convicted of 8 counts

Today, Jan 6th Insurrectionist Richard "BIGO" Barnett was found GUILTY on all counts after rejecting 70-87 month plea deal. In May hell find out how much his FA cost him

Final report of Ga. grand jury investigating Trump may be released soon : politics

Donald Trump posed for picture with former Philly mob boss Joey Merlino campaign wont say if he knew he was posing with the former head of the Philly mob for a photo at Trumps West Palm Beach golf course this month.

Trump Looks to Ditch His Own Social Media SiteThe ex-president is planning his first tweets with a few months to go on his Truth Social contract

Promoters of Election Lies Also Hyped a Hospital for Ukraine. That Never Happened Either.

Democrats name Schiff and Swalwell to Intelligence panel despite McCarthy's threats - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said repeatedly he will block the two California Democrats from holding positions on the Intelligence Committee.

Priests who lost their faith but kept their jobs

Fox News defense in defamation suit invokes debunked election-fraud claims ... That context includes assertions that have long since been debunked and rebutted in dozens of court challenges and by local and state election officials from both parties.

Opinion | GOP rule that returns smoking to the U.S. Capitol really stinks : politics (refucker priorities)

The Rise of Spirit Warriors on the Christian Right: How an extreme transformation in American religion poses an existential threat to our democracy : politics

Pennsylvania Republicans Quietly Plot Their 2024 Revenge After 2022 Midterm Wipeout (will find better treasonous idiots)

George Santos epitomizes the Trump-era Republican Party : politics
Santoss financial woes pile up, threatening his political career
George Santos partied in drag over a 3-year period, new videos appear to show, despite his suggestion it was a one-off : politics
George Santos admits to dressing up as woman, but denies he was a drag queen : politics
Embattled Rep. George Santos heckled after landing at LaGuardia Airport : politics
New Yorkers want truth-challenged Rep. George Santos to resign: poll : politics

Ruben Gallego announces run for Arizona Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema : politics
Gallego calls Sinemas bluff

Florida teachers told to remove books from classroom libraries or risk felony prosecution ... new laws and regulations championed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R). It is based on the premise, promoted by right-wing advocacy groups, that teachers and librarians are using books to groom students or indoctrinate them with leftist ideologies.
Florida Explains Why It Blocked Black History Classand Its a Doozy ... because it teaches students about activism, intersectionality and encourages ending the war on Black trans, queer, gender non-conforming, and intersex people
In blocking an AP Black studies course, DeSantis tells us who he is

Lauren Boebert claimed teachers didnt share if theyre married until now & Twitter lost it | Apparently, she doesnt know what "Mr" or "Mrs" means

A 23-Year-Old Mayor Tried Trumps Stolen Election Playbook. Only It Worked.

North Dakota Senate kills bill to ban, fine transgender pronoun use : politics

Democrats see Mississippi governors race as ripe for an upset

W.Va. House passes bill to cut personal income tax : politics ... Shockingly, WV is the second most dependent state and relies on NY and other Blue states to fund it's government (34% of total budget) (says NY libtards will pay for their corruption)
The West Virginia Governors Who Spent Time in Prison : politics

Rep. Katherine Clarks adult child arrested in assault on officer during protest in Boston
Katherine Clark's daughter accused of assaulting Boston police officer at protest
House Democratic whips daughter arrested in Boston at protest
Katherine Clarks daughter arrested for allegedly assaulting officer, anti-police graffiti .. weird how cops show up for this and use force but not when literal nazis march and intimidate children and lgbt folks at libraries.

Eschaton: The Wingnut Extended Universe The Wingnut Extended Universe has long been a thing. Part of their mythology includes these weird little beliefs (ADD IS A LIBERAL PLOT!) that party allegiance requires adherence to. But 30 movies and several TV show later, that mythology is really really complicated! I'm very online and I can't keep up.

The party for racist authoritarian sickos

FTC Urged to Crack Down on Egg Industrys Organized Theft

Theres Bipartisan Agreement on One Thing: Ticketmaster Sucks

The fringe ideology of constitutional sheriffs is attracting believers within Texas law enforcement

Californias strict gun laws don't eliminate violence, but they have helped

Monterey Park, California, suspected shooter was man found dead after police standoff in Torrance, sheriff says | CNN
How the Monterey Park Gunman Was Disarmed in Alhambra - The New York Times Brandon Tsay, 26, is being credited with preventing further violence by subduing the gunman before he could kill more people.
Monterey Park, police search for motive after mass shooting Eleven people were killed and another 9 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a dance hall as residents gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations.
Monterey Park shooting live updates: 11th person dies, 2 more victims identified - The Washington Post
Monterey Park Shooting Suspect Claimed to Cops That Family Was Poisoning Him

Tyre Nichols death: Five Memphis police officers fired after arrest - The Washington Post Nichols, 29, died three days after a traffic stop in Memphis. His family says he was brutally beaten during a traffic-stop arrest.
Lawyer for Nichols family says Tyre Nichols was human pinata for police

Fair Play: Sundances Dirty, Sexy $20 Million Hit That Seduced Netflix -- this old-school mix of sex, bad behavior, corporate intrigue and more sex is a gorgeously smutty throwback (great review)
How Karina Longworth Brought Sex and Sleaze Back to Hollywood History

M&Ms Ditches SpokescandiesAfter Tucker Carlson Complained About Their Sexiness

Hormone Therapy Helps Mental Health of Trans Youth: Study| So far this year, more than 30 bills have been introduced at the state level to ban or restrict gender-affirming care for young people. : politics

Even if you skim a layer of mold off of, say, a jar of preserves, theres a chance the structure of the mold goes deeper.

Recreational cannabis laws linked with reduced demand for prescription codeine: study : politics
Bisexuals use cannabis more frequently for coping, enhancement : science
Marijuana Improves Sex And Could Help Close Orgasm Inequality GapBetween Men And Women, New Study Indicates

Antidepressants can cause emotional blunting, study shows

Why some people cant tell left from right ... one in six people ... data did not back up previous research showing that men perform better overall in left-right discrimination tests ... It's possible that a steersman turning the ship right instead of left was a contributing factor in the sinking of the Titanic.

The Last of UsScores HBOs Largest-Ever Viewership Growth for a Drama From Premiere to Episode 2 (+22%, 5.7M Viewers)
The Last Of Us TV Show is currently airing, and it takes place in Boston. Is this really the Boston skyline? : boston

I read The Alchemist and its not as good as I thought.

Whats the best example of welp, society is fucked?

Daycare for adults: Mass sacking starts at Google


A Conservation Success As Zero Indian Rhinos Were Poached In 2022 Making It The First Time In 45 Years - World Animal News : news

Three nasal spritzes, now in advanced trials, could trigger stronger immunity than shots in the arm : technology

Australian (NSW) men and women will be able to check partners violence history, with extended disclosure scheme

Japan was the future but its stuck in the past
Japan sells dead whale pieces in vending machines to boost trade : worldnews

CSIS: US, S. Korea Should Consider Preparing to Redeploy Nukes : worldnews

Russian official: West sending weapons to Ukraine will lead to global catastrophe : worldnews
Shoigus plans signal that the Russian leadership highly likely assesses that an enhanced conventional military threat will endure for many years beyond the current Ukraine war. However, Russia will highly likely struggle to staff and equip the planned expansion.

Russia Boosts Air Defenses Around Moscow Amid Drone-Strike Fears : worldnews

Konstantin Sonin on Twitter: "Hundreds of Moscovites keep bringing flowers to the spontaneous memorial to civilian victims of the Russian missile strike on Dnipro on Jan 14. Flowers are regularly removed, and more and more people get arrested or detained by police." / Twitter

Kyrgyz Workers With Russian Citizenship Prevented From Leaving Russia, Urged To Fight In Ukraine : worldnews

[Indian] Govt Directs YouTube, Twitter to Take Down Links to BBC Documentary on Modis Role in 2002 Riots

Burkina Faso gives French troops a month to leave, says local media : worldnews

Al-Shabab: US air strike in Somalia kills 30militants

Huge crowds in Israel protest Netanyahus legal changes

Zelenskyy urges world to stop aggression that disrupts international food market : worldnews
Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Ukraine after invite from Zelensky : worldnews
According to the World Bank and SIPRI research, the vast majority states of the world support Ukraine. : ukraine

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 333, Part 1 (Thread #474) : worldnews

Russian Losses - 2023-01-22 : ukraine
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine 22 January 2023

While the costs associated with Ukraines defense of Bakhmut are significant & likely include opportunity costs related to potential Ukrainian counter-offensive operations elsewhere, Ukraine would also have paid a significant price for allowing Russian troops to take it easily
ISW on Twitter: "2/ #Bakhmut itself is not operationally or strategically significant but had Russian troops taken it relatively rapidly and cheaply they could have hoped to expand operations in ways that could have forced #Ukraine to construct hasty defensive positions in less favorable terrain." / Twitter
ISW on Twitter: "5/ Americans have not had to make such choices since 1865 and should not be quick to scorn considerations that would be very real to them were American cities facing such threats." / Twitter
On the other hand, on Luhansk front #UkrainianArmy recaptured new positions at the northeastern outskirts of Bilohorivkatown during the last two days.

Ukraine to create 1,000 unit kamikaze drone fleet with charity fundraising : worldnews

Ukraine war: Zelensky adviser says West's 'indecison' is killing Ukrainians
Ukraine pleads with its allies to send advanced tanks : worldnews
UK says it still wants Ukraine to get German-made tanks : worldnews
Poland PM slams Germanys unacceptable stance on leopard tanks
Germany signals it hasnt ruled out sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine
Sen. Lindsey Graham said hestired of the s*** show and that the US and Germany should send tanks to Ukraine: Worldorder is at stake

Moldova mulls joining NATO : worldnews

Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain - The New York Times U.S. officials say the operation may be a signal by Russia that the country and its proxies could carry out more terrorist actions in Europe if nations continue supporting Ukraine.

Hiding in plain sight: how Sicilys mafia godfather eluded capture for 30 years

Over 1 million French workers strike against effort to raise retirement age : worldnews

Two Ukrainian warships train together off Scottish coast : worldnews

Anti-monarchists plan protests at coronation of Britains King Charles
Dozens of asylum-seeking children kidnapped from English hotel (Tories knew and didn't give a shit)
BBC chair Richard Sharp helped Boris Johnson secure 800,000 lb loan
Ghislaine Maxwell claims in jailhouse interview that photo of Prince Andrew with his accuser is fake: "I don't believe it's real for a second" - CBS News

Brazil and Argentina to begin preparations for common currency, Financial Times reports : worldnews
Brazil Declares Public Health Emergency for Yanomami People : worldnews

Venezuelan teachers march for better pay amid sky-high inflation, the minimum monthly salary for a public school teacher is about $10, while university professors earn between $60 and $80. : worldnews

Ukraines victory will stimulate the world economy, said Canadian Finance Minister Khrystia Freeland.

White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit : politics
How the U.S. Government Amassed $31 Trillion in Debt : politics (Reagonomics/Republicans/tinkledown)
US deficit widens by $85 billion in December : politics

The Supreme Court is weighing a theory that could upend elections (say Republicans only can be elected)

Justice Department conducts search of Bidens Wilmington home and finds more classified materials
Biden's documents: Democrats, media fall into GOP trap one more time| There is no fair comparison between the Biden and Trump cases. But the lure of false equivalency is irresistible : politics

Protesting against Congress may get you a $50 fine. Disrupting the Supreme Court is a different story. | Protesters disrupting oral arguments can face at least a night in jail and a criminal conviction. : politics

Jeff Zients to be Bidens next chief of staff (another fatneck)

A bored hacktivist browsing an unsecured airline server stumbled upon national security secrets including the FBI's nofly list. She says what she found reveals aperverse outgrowth of the surveillance state

Proud Boys on defensive at sedition trial haunted by absent Trump | The far right | The Guardian

Why Trump abandoned his suit against New Yorks attorney general
The five hardest hits from a judges scathing ruling against former President Trump
Mohammed bin Salman hasbeen paying Donald Trump unknown millions for the past two years
Trump resort in Miami set to host conference bolstering conspiracy theories : politics

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office : politics

Republicans in Congress want to ban rainbow flags. No other flag or symbol better portrays our shared values than the Stars and Stripes,the bill's anti-LGBTQ+ co-sponsor said

Groups push Georgia lawmakers to completely ban abortion : politics
Abortion at crossroads after midterms with focus on states : politics

Oklahoma anti-drag bill will outlaw women displaying "feminine persona" : politics (the point all along)

FBI warns of neo-Nazi plots as attacks on Northwest power grid spike : news

We dont know his real name: George Santoss unravelling web of lies
George Santos was married to a woman while also sending invitations to celebrate his engagement to his boyfriend, report says : politics
Long Island Publisher Recounts Disturbing Early Meeting With Pure Evil George Santos
Santos says he was not a drag queen in Brazil but was having fun at a festival

Inside N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochuls Catastrophic Meltdown Over One Judge

DeSantis violated First Amendment by removing elected official, judge rules : politics ... Yes, but: Hinkle said federal law does not allow the elected prosecutor Warren to immediately return to office despite the violations
Florida Rejects A.P. African American Studies Class : politics
A Black professor defies DeSantis law restricting lessons on race Ron DeSantis bans african american studies - The Washington Post
Florida school district forces teachers to remove all classroom libraries in response to HB1467 "don't say gay" bill as literacy week begins.
There is no plan. Theres nothing: Florida Democrats in despair over future

Manchin says he would support Sinema if she runs for reelection | The Hill ... even if the newly Independent senator is challenged by a Democrat.

Kari Lake Wont Back Down on Election Conspiracies

Something is in our airspace: Rep. Tim Burchett explains why hes so obsessed with UFOs

One Woman Is Holding Politicians Accountable for Nasty Speech. Its Changing Politics.

When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don't Know - Educators are facing wrenching new tensions over whether they should tell parents when students socially transition at school.

Sometimes bigotry turns you into a moron, sometimes you were already there - One of the nuttiest things the Libs of Tik Tok Party pretends to believe is that nobody had any idea about the pronouns or marital status of their teachers before Uncle Joe Brandon required every elementary school to teach Critical Race Queer Cultutal Marxist theory:

Christianist blogger wags finger at Jinger Duggar Vuolo for opening up about her abusive childhood

Driver dead in van linked to Lunar New Year mass shooting - Los Angeles Times ... identified the suspect as an adult Asian man
After Monterey Park shooting, gunman targeted Alhambra dance studio, sources say : news
Trump responded to the Monterey Park mass shooting by complaining about the treatment of Jan. 6 rioters : politics

Atlanta police arrest 6 in night of chaos after violent protesters lit cop car ablaze, smashed windows | Fox News The fiery chaos comes after an activist, Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was killed by police
Assassinated in cold blood: activist killed protesting Georgias Cop City
Downtown Atlanta protests over activist killing end with 6 arrests - The Washington Post

Texas college students say censorship of TikTok over guns says a lot about how officials prioritize safety

Pink Floyd fans are amused that the anti-woke mob are cancelling the band over the Dark Side Of The Moon (refucks consider banning "rain")

Eschaton: Reputation Laundering There are a lot of victims of FTX and other crypto scams, I have not seen a single individual or entity who participated in it express regret in any other terms other than mild lament over a failure of their big brains.

Dollar stores were the fastest-growing food retailers by household expenditure share between 2008 to 2020 according to Tufts University. While they still represent a small fraction of national household food purchases, they play an increasingly prominent role for disadvantaged and rural communities. : science

People high in antagonistic personality traits -- Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy -- are more likely to endorse negative beliefs about homosexual and transgender people

TIL Scans have revealed theres a large unexplored void in the Great Pyramid of Giza

How our microbiome is shaped by family, friends, and even neighbors. Study of the gut and mouth microbiomes of thousands of people from around the world raises the possibility that diseases linked to microbiome dysfunction, including cancer, diabetes, and obesity, could be partly transmissible. : science

Why are antivirals so much rarer than antibiotics? : askscience

New research indicates signs of depression can be detected in speech patterns : science

TIL when Dan Shechtman discovered quasiperiodic crystals, he was widely ridiculed. Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling said of the discovery, "There is no such thing as quasicrystals, only quasi-scientists." Shechtman would later win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery. : todayilearned

Trilobite tridents could be the oldest evidence of male sexual combatFighting for mates may be a behaviour that dates back over 400 million years ,,, The evolution of sexually motivated competition in animals is hundreds of millions of years older than we thought.

Can our brains be trained into respectful political dialogue. Research findings showed that youth who received the intervention showed a broad and multidimensional bio-neurobehavioral change and the intervention gains lasted for years : science

How to shelter from a nuclear explosion. Simulations show how dangerous a blast wave can be and where to hole up to avoid it. : science

Central Sq 1943 : CambridgeMA

currently reading Lolita I dont know if I can finish

Whats the worst part of having a child?


Scientists find 17-pound meteorite in icy Antarctica : worldnews

Will It Ever Snow in New York City Again?

New Technology Can Detect Airborne COVID-19 in Milliseconds : worldnews

Study looking at Long Covid 2 years after infection: Despite exercise, respiratory & olfactory rehab, cognition/speech therapy & psychological support, the main symptoms (fatigue, neurocognition, muscle) did not resolve. Only 9% of patients recovered. : science

Flu and pneumonia deaths a quarter higher than usual in England and Wales : worldnews

The head of a U.N. task force assessing the safety of Japans plan to release treated radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant complex said Friday that Japanese regulators have shown their commitment to comply with international safety standards

US share with UN proof of North Korea supplying weapons to Russia : worldnews

Dont Fear Putin's Demise - Victory for Ukraine, Democracy for Russia
Russia's New Commander in Ukraine Is Ruthless and Brutal
Vladimir Putin Says Russian Victory In Ukraine Is "Guaranteed" : worldnews
Russia is preparing major three-pronged attack from Belarus as well as east and south : worldnews

US estimates Russias approximate losses in Ukraine: significantly more than 100,000 people
Over 120,000 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine since full-scale war started : worldnews

US Defense Secretary: Russia suffers significant battle losses, almost out of ammunition

Russias Wagner Chief Writes to White House Over New U.S. Sanctions

Journalist says Russia instigated coup attempt in Bulgaria in 2016 : worldnews

India: Twitter deleted post on BBC documentary critical of Modi : worldnews
Air India fined over peegate scandal

Sierra Leone president signs womens rights bill into law

Tutu organisations want South Africa to pull plug on proposed naval exercises with Russia, China

Ankara cancels Swedish defence chiefs visit over Quran burning

Irans Revolutionary Guards warn EU of consequencesif designated a terror group

Over 100,000 estimated to gather in Tel Aviv for largest anti-government protest yet : worldnews
Israel said to send formal request to US for 25 advanced F-15-EX fighter jets : worldnews
Israels democracy on the brink amid supreme court showdown with Netanyahu

Retired US general Ben Hodges believes that Ukraine will liberate Russian-occupied Crimea by the end of summer 2023 if Western partners provide the AFU with the necessary weapons and long-range missiles : UkrainianConflict
Ukraine to get all the help it needs to fight Russia - Biden

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 332, Part 1 (Thread #473) : worldnews

Germanys foreign intelligence service is alarmed by the losses the Ukrainian army is suffering in Bakhmut, according to a report. The army is losing a three-digit number of soldiers every day

1/ New details of the New Years Day HIMARS strike on mobilised Russians in Makiivka in Ukraine have been reported by independent Russian Telegram channels, including that the men in the building were so drunk that only those who were relatively sober managed to escape

Ukraine Intelligence Busts Spies Helping Russia Hit Energy Supplies : worldnews

War Thunder fan reportedly leaks restricted F-16 documents - AeroTime : worldnews

By the end of the current year, all EU countries will be rid of russias energy resources, except, perhaps, Hungary, which will become an exception for political reasons
Hungary has blocked the next tranche of EU aid to Ukraine reports RMF FM. It concerns half a billion euros from the world fund, from which EU countries finance lethal weapons and means of defense for Ukraine.
According to opposition MP gnes Vadai, thismeans there is a de-NATOisation going on in the Hungarian Defence Forces at the moment (Orbadick) >
Hundreds of (pro-NATO) high-ranking military officers sacked in Hungary : UkrainianConflict

Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump : worldnews

Pro-Ukrainian Facebook Users In Bulgaria Complain Of Accounts Being Blocked : worldnews (Fuckbook is pro-Putin)

Germany has failed, say Olaf Scholzs own allies

Italy seeks Russian oligarch whose seized yachts disappeared from Sardinia : worldnews

MI5 refused to investigate Russian spy's links to Tories, says whistleblower - Party member lodges a complaint about the security services ignoring attempt of Russian infiltration into the Conservatives
Revealed: scores of child asylum seekers kidnapped from Home Office hotel : worldnews

Brazils army chief fired in the aftermath of capital uprising
Brazils Lula vows to defeat fanatical far right, calls it new monster
Facebook approved ads promoting violence in wake of Brazil riots, report says : worldnews ... This is an indication that the people in charge of such decisions at facebook are, in fact, flaming piles of camel dung in human clothing. (Zuckerborg cackles)
Brazil launches first anti-deforestation raids under Lula bid to protect Amazon : worldnews
Two Indigenous Pataxo Land Defenders Shot Dead in Brazil

In Mexico, a reporter published a story. The next day he was shot dead : worldnews

The WWII Strategy Biden Can Use to Bypass Republicans on Ukraine : politics

US pilot shot down four Soviet MiGs in 30 minutes and kept it a secret for 50 years

How a Hunter Biden conspiracy theory grew, from lone tweet to a big megaphone - The Washington Post

Oh, Biden, What Have You Done?
Eschaton: Never Forget Jonathan Alter has a dumb piece in the NYT which is, basically, while Biden did NOTHING WRONG with classified documents, HOW COULD HE HAVE BEEN SO STUPID WHEN HE KNOWS PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL WRITE ABOUT NOTHING ELSE?

Ron Klain, White House chief of staff, plans to step down - The Washington Post

White House wants to force Republicans to abandon debt limit threats - The Washington Post White House officials see enormous downsides to either negotiating with Republicans on spending limit or trying to resolve impasse unilaterally

What the Supreme Court Left Out of Its Dobbs-Leak Report The investigation failed to ID the leaker and the justices got light treatment.
New Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Revealed in Secret Sundance Doc : politics
Sundance Documentary Reveals Evidence Against Brett Kavanaugh : politics
People are terrified: Inside the premiere of Sundances surprise Brett Kavanaugh doc
Documentary on Brett Kavanaugh Sex-Assault Allegation Debuts at Sundance | Film slams FBI probe of claims against Supreme Court nominee | Festival says film presents new evidence and interviews : politics
Inside Sundances Top-Secret Brett Kavanaugh Documentary
How Doug Liman Directed a Brett Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Doc in Secret

DOJ tells Jim Jordan that information on ongoing investigations is off limits : politics

Trump Must Pay Hillary Clinton $171,631 in Legal Fees Over Bogus Lawsuit : politics

Former Trump Secretary of State Says Jared and Ivanka Were in Cahoots to Shiv Mike Pence - According to Mike Pompeo, the first daughter and son-in-law attempted to install UN ambassador Nikki Haley as VP : politics
Trump is trying to make a comeback. Its not working

Secret Service treatment of Biden compared to Trump raises questions : politics

Opinion: This congressional office is a success. The GOP wants to gut it anyway : politics

Democrats Are Mounting A Push To Expand Voting Rights After Big State-Level Midterm Wins : politics

It Appears George Santos Also Lied About Appearing On Hannah Montana
Video appearing to show George Santos in drag emerges following his denials : politics

Federal Judge Rules DeSantis Violated the Constitution, Dismisses Lawsuit Anyway : politics
White House calls Florida rejection of AP African American studies course 'incomprehensible'
As Florida Democrats sink into political quicksand, the party gears up for a new leader : politics

Despite Red Flags, G.O.P. Backed Candidate Now Charged in Shootings - The New York Times

Arizonas new attorney general to use election fraud unit to boost voting rights

A Texas Billionaire Is Suing to Stop Free Speech Against Billionaires : politics

Ex-Arizona governors illegal makeshift border wall is torn down but at what cost?

2 States Introduce Radical Bills To Prosecute Pregnant People For Abortions : politics ... Republicans in Arkansas and Oklahoma have proposed legislation that would criminalize those who seek abortion care.
Kansas Republicans Introduce Bill To Ban Abortion, Even After Voters Said It Should Be Legal: Kansans overwhelmingly voted to protect the right to abortion in an August referendum. Now, state Republicans want to overrule the will of the voters and ban it anyway. : politics
Most Abortion Bans Include Exceptions. In Practice, Few Are Granted. : politics

"It's a huge list:" Iowa GOP bill would ban people on food stamps from buying fresh meat and more

Diners caught off guard as a GOP group aired footage relating to Breonna Taylors death at a Kentucky restaurant

A New GOP Bill Could Fine You $1,500 For Not Misgendering Trans People : politics

FEC tosses RNC claim that Gmail was biased against conservatives : politics

Utah GOP Excludes Teen Breast Implants From Gender Affirming Care Ban : politics

Its Not Just a Police Problem, Americans Are Opting Out of Government Jobs

Arizona executions on hold amid review ordered by governor | AP News

School downplayed warnings about 6-year-old before teachers shooting, staffers say

Nearly 30 missing persons reported in South Dakota since New Years Day

A top Border Patrol official resigned after allegedly pressuring female employees for sex, officials say Tony Barker, who was acting chief of the law enforcement operations directorate, is under investigation

What Happened to the Sarah Lawrence Kids and Larry Ray? As Lawrence Ray faces trial, two parents wonder if theyll finally reunite with their children.

Police: Woman fatally shoots dying husband at hospital | AP News : news

Listen to the money talk

When bad things happen to rich people

When Truman Capote's Lies Caught Up With Him - The author of In Cold Blood played fast and loose with the facts.

TIL more than 300 million people globally dont have a single friend, according to Gallup data

1st small modular nuclear reactor certified for use in US : news

Whats the scariest thing thats ever happened to you?

Salesman (1969) study of door-to-door Bible salesmen in the Boston area and in the south is a superb and truthful look at an American institution, and at the troubling relationship between fact and fiction, materialism and spiritual values. : boston

Who will be the most mourned/biggest deal when they die? : AskReddit


Greenland ice sheet the second largest in the world experiencing its highest temperatures in 1,000 years, researchers say

Here are the places where global warming is slowest - and why - Washington Post

Trees were a California citys salvation. Now theyre a mortal threat

What does the best current evidence say about the efficacy of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines? : askscience

COVID-19 patients retain elevated risk of death for at least 18 months after infection. COVID-19 is associated with higher risks of cardiovascular disease and death in the short- and long-term, according to a study in nearly 160,000 patients : science

Taiwan OKs same-sex marriage of transnational couples : worldnews

China keeping 1 hour daily limit on kidsonline games

CEPA:The next Russian civil war is already under way : UkraineWarVideoReport ... Piontkovsky argues that the looming civil war will not be over political (red versus white) orientations, nor a post-imperial explosion along regional, ethnic or religious fault lines. It will be gangsters fighting over money. Likely or not, the time to start preparing for this, and the danger and disruption it threatens, is now.

Putin loyalist dials up nuclear rhetoric as NATO partners push for more weapons for Ukraine : worldnews
Air defense system installed in Moscow near Putins residence
Europes warm winter is robbing Putin of a trump card
Kremlin Threatens Whole New Level of War OverWestern Weapons

US to designate Russias Wagnermercenary group as a transnational criminal organization

Kazakh MP loses seat after speaking in support of Russia : worldnews

India Now Buying 33 Times More Russian Oil Than a Year Earlier : worldnews

At least 78 people die as winter temperatures plunge in Afghanistan, Taliban says : worldnews
Taliban Minister Blames Sanctions for Restrictions on Women in Afghanistan : anime_titties

Ethiopia discovers new oil deposits : worldnews

Iran refuses to recognize Ukraines Crimea, Donbas as Russian territories
Karate champion executed in Iran was given only 15 minutes to plead case : worldnews
Iranian medical staff face death threats, arrest and interrogation for treating injured protesters : worldnews

Biden administration announces new $2.5 billion security aid package for Ukraine : worldnews
Newest US military package for Ukraine:

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 331, Part 1 (Thread #472) : worldnews

Another absolutely insane Russian banzai attack. This time not around Bakhmut but somewhere in Zaporizhzhia Oblast in the south. Russian troops without any armor support running in totally open field. For Ukrainian infantry and snipers just target practice

Russian invaders have destroyed almost 80% of largest national park in Donetsk Oblast : worldnews

Finland to deliver more defence materiel to Ukraine - 400M worth of heavy weaponry, clearly the largest package to date

Former Swedish intelligence officer jailed for life for spying for Russia : worldnews
Chuck Pfarrer | Indications & Warnings | on Twitter: "THANK SWEDEN: Developed specifically for winter fighting, the C-90 has good mobility in snow and rough terrain while delivering and supporting 6-8 fully equipped soldiers. Its 40mm auto-cannon provides impressive and highly accurate fire support." / Twitter

Mystery divers rescued near Polish energy sites in the middle of the night offer dubious explanation, and vanish : worldnews
Polish judges seek charges against court president for ignoring European ruling to reinstate them : worldnews

Hungary blocks allocation of 500 million of EU military aid to Ukraine

European Parliament votes to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction, gold farming and more : worldnews

MUSCLES FROM BRUSSELS: Belgiums Foreign Minister, Wopke Hoekstra, says the Netherlands will consider providing F-16 fighter jets-- if Kyiv requests it. We are open-minded, there are no taboos.

Pro-Russian slogans grow louder in former East Germany as Ukrainian refugees fear a far-right resurgence - The Globe and Mail : worldnews

ChrisO_wiki on Twitter: "2/ Describing them as "old friends of the Kremlin", MO says that the 19 "were favourites of Russian propaganda who took part in events in Moscow at the expense of the Russian budget." It highlights five individuals in particular." / Twitter

Romanian judge grants 30-day extension of Tate detention : worldnews
Andrew Tate: Romanian teens explain how he approached them on social media : news
Andrew Tate said he broke a womans jaw and that his business was a 'scam' ahead of Romanian charges

Swiss voters could have final say on confiscating Russian money : worldnews
Is there anything grosser than Davos?

China cannot be out, China must be in: France says its diverging with Washington on Beijing ties
Over 1 million protesters in France march against raising retirement age : worldnews
Undocumented workers speak out over exploitationat Paris Olympics venues

TIL, the Irish Potato Famine, an agricultural disaster that occurred between 1840 and 1850, resulted in over one million deaths and another million emigrants leaving the country. : todayilearned ... And at the same time, British-Irish farmers were supplying the British Navy with pork and grains. The potato blight was real, unfortunately, the British in control wouldnt allow the Irish to eat the food produced on their own stolen land to let them survive.

WH: Biden wont negotiate around the full faith and credit of the U.S.

Supreme Courts inability to find the leaker adds to its credibility problems
Supreme Court leak report findings: Lax security, loose lips : politics
The Justices Dont Want to Know Who Leaked Dobbs
Investigation that fails to investigate most obvious suspects reaches no conclusions
Supreme Court Simply Can't Figure Out Who Leaked the Abortion Opinion - The report is far from conclusive, as it appears the investigators did not question the nine justices themselves.

Biden, Trump and two very different classified document scandals, explained : politics
68 Days of Silence: Why the White House Stayed Mum on Classified DocumentsAdvisers to President Biden calculated that the Justice Department would view possession of the documents as little more than a good-faith mistake.

Justice Department tells Jim Jordan it wont share information about ongoing investigations

Delay Has Already Weakened Garlands Case AgainstTrump

Donald Trump questions whether not paying taxes isreally criminal?

Trump and lawyers sanctioned almost $1 million for 'frivolous' lawsuit against Hillary Clinton
Trump dropped his lawsuit against Letitia James a day after a judge fined him $1 million for a frivolous case against Hillary Clinton : politics

Fox chief Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in $1.6 billion Dominion defamation case : news

Schiff: McCarthy, GOP seek to decapitate those who would hold them accountable

Kevin McCarthy Has Packed The House Oversight Committee With Election Deniers Thirteen of the 15 new Republicans tapped for the powerful panel have peddled in conspiracies, lies and other pro-Trump bonkers ideas. : politics
cd Americans Deserve a House of Representatives That Better Represents Them : politics

New Mexico shooting suspect shows Republicans seek a violent solution to rejection: From the Big Lie to Twitter to their families, Republicans refuse to peacefully admit that they're unpopular : politics
It Might Be Too Late for the GOP to Stop Big Lie-Inspired Violence

GOP bill would fine people $1500 for using the correct pronouns for trans people. The bill also says that gender is established by the individuals deoxyribonucleic acid.

Kathy Hochul gives multi-billionaire $850 million in state money because reasons

The 87-Page Document That Should Have Sunk George Santos : politics
Brazilian drag artist says GOP Rep. George Santos couldn't cut it as a drag queen: He is crazy
How an Investor Lost $625,000 and His Faith in George Santos - The New York Times undefined

GOP Quietly Plots What s Next on Abortion in Nod to 2022 Failures - Anti-abortion rally in DC highlights scattershot approach

Those who promote bigotry against trans people in sports are responsible for normalizing the whole fascist anti-trans agenda.

Florida Rejects AP African American Studies Class - The New York Times course content was inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.
Florida blocks high school African American studies class : politics
Judge rules DeSantis broke law in firing Tampa state attorney | Miami Herald

No more sliced cheese under Iowa Republicans SNAP proposal - Axios Des Moines ... Iowa House Republicans are proposing restrictions on the state's SNAP benefits that could dramatically limit what foods recipients can get at the store.

Ruben Gallego Set to Launch Senate Campaign Against Kyrsten Sinema : politics
Democrat Ruben Gallego to challenge Kyrsten Sinema for Senate seat : politics

Missouris abortion ban declares Almighty God is the author of life.Faith leaders beg to differ in new suit. (God and His Almighty Republican Dick)

Blue states can show us a way out of red state culture-war madness

Kyrsten Sinema (wrongly) bashes Democrats' voting rights bill

The end of an error The Harvard Kennedy School reversed course on Thursday and said it would offer a fellowship to a leading human rights advocate it had previously rejected, after news of the decision touched off a public outcry over academic freedom, donor influence and the boundaries of criticism of Israel. (Elmendork)

Self-drive my shitty car

There is increasing evidence indicating that extreme social withdrawal (Hikikomori) is a global phenomenon. : science

TIL There were 121 witnesses to the JFK assassination, and 51 of them believed shots came from the grassy knoll. A further study examined 64 witnesses, with over half putting gunshots from the knoll. : todayilearned


Extreme heat could put 40% of land vertebrates in peril by end of century : worldnews (spineless Republican not worried)

Greta Thunberg accuses energy firms of throwing people under the bus : worldnews

Brazils new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday called for South American nations that are home to the Amazon rainforest to join forces in protecting the key resource to fighting climate change

Chiles government on Wednesday torpedoed a controversial billion-dollar cooper mining project due to be built near a nature reserve that is home to a rare species of penguin

6,804 confirmed cases and 125 deaths in a week. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass

Australia to consider European-style right to be forgotten privacy laws | Attorney general promises a of modernisations of the Privacy Act to follow new customer data protection laws

Myanmar Junta Leaked Memo Shows Resistance Growing Beyond Control : anime_titties

Chinese reluctant to have children as China reports first population fall in 61 years : worldnews

The European Parliament has just voted for a tribunal for Putin In favor - 472. Against - 19 Putin is a War Criminal : ukraine The European Parliament has just voted for a tribunal for Putin In favor
Putin ally warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia is defeated in Ukraine | Reuters
Kremlin responds to Zelenskyys doubts about Putins existence
#Putins speech commemorating the Soviet forcesbreaking of the siege of #Leningrad signaled that he remains uncertain about his ability to significantly shape the #Russian information space.
Russia claims it has torpedoes capable of causing an underwater radioactive 'tsunami'
Putin to send heavy T-14 Armata main battle tanks into Ukraine- UK

They started with a 3-days special military operation and ended up on a holy war and propagandist shouting Allahu Akbar in the TV studio

Russian Army Accuses Soldiers Of Desertion After Ordering Them To Retreat : worldnews

India flexes its muscle at Davos as Chinas star fades
India says BBC documentary on India PM Modi is "propaganda" : worldnews

EU assembly wants Irans Revolutionary Guard on terror list
Iran warns EU not to list Revolutionary Guards as terrorist entity : worldnews
Iran to execute mentally ill man for allegedly burning Quran during protest

Fearing US ire, Netanyahu said to call off technical splitting of West Bank settlement : anime_titties
Israel and Palestinians clash at UN Security Council meeting as tensions rise : anime_titties
Palestinian teacher shot while giving first aid to militant : anime_titties

Ukraines Zelenskyy invites Chinas President Xi for 'dialogue'
CIA director holds secret meeting with Zelensky on Russias next steps
US warming up to prospect of helping Ukraine target Crimean Peninsula : worldnews
Today we announced an additional $125 million in funding to support Ukraines energy and electric grid against Russias attacks designed to leave millions without power during the winter months. These attacks have made Ukrainians only even more determined to persevere -- Blinken
Air-raid siren sounds all over Ukraine: fighters took off in Belarus : worldnews
USAID reportedly plans to use the money to buy backup power for the Ukrainian capitals water, district-heating systems, gas turbine supplies, and transformers.

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 330, Part 1 (Thread #471) : worldnews

A video appears of the first minutes after the tragic helicopter crash near Kyiv, which took the lives of 14 people, including the leadership of Ukraines Interior Ministry
Oliver Alexander on Twitter: "The EC225 was flying at low altitude in very poor visibility due to the fog. At this point in time it seems likely that the crash was the result of an unfortunate accident. The helicopter may have struck a cable connecting two buildings like the one visible in the second image." / Twitter
Oliver Alexander on Twitter: "From the currently available photographic evidence and witness testimony from the crash site, this appears in my opinion to be what happened." / Twitter

Adviser (Arestovych) to Zelensky who said a Ukrainian Missile was Responsible for the Hit Building in Dnipro has Resigned : anime_titties ... Commenting on a Russian missile strike on an apartment block in the city of Dnipro on January 14, 2022, which killed dozens of civilians, Oleksii Arestovych said the missile hit the building after being hit by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile.

Serbian President Vucic denounces Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbas : worldnews

Free period product trial declared a success in Helsinki (Finland) : worldnews

Sweden to send infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine : worldnews
Brothers found guilty of spying for Russia in Sweden : worldnews

Poland ready to send tanks without Germanys consent, PM says
New photos from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising published after discovery in Polish attic : worldnews

Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy criticizes German tank hesitation : worldnews
It's worth noting that Germany has a formidable defence industry that has very profitably exported lethal equipment to some quite dubious regimes around the world. So why not send it to defend a European democracy against the new Hitler? -- Timothy Snyder quoting Timothy Garton Ash
Berlin will allow exports of German tanks to Ukraine if U.S. sends its tanks -source : worldnews

Dutch police arrest alleged IS security chief for war crimes : worldnews

France strikes bid to halt Macrons rise in retirement age

King Charles to divert Crown Estate windfall to 'public good'

Brazils Lula says minimum wage has to rise in line with economic growth
Lula da Silva withdraws Brazil from international declaration against abortion : worldnews
Brazil: Bolsonaro could be banned from any political activity for eight years : worldnews

Convicted drug lord El Chapo sends SOSmessage to Mexicos president from U.S. prison

New alcohol intake recommendations are released by Canadian health officials : worldnews

US Coast Guard tracking suspected Russian spy ship off coast of Hawaii in international waters : worldnews

Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United campaign finance ruling : politics

U.S. reaches debt limit, setting early June deadline as Capitol Hill fight intensifies
U.S. government touches debt limit : politics
We could soon be facing the biggest financial crisis in history as Republicans threaten to stop paying America's bills : politics
Can somebody heighten this contradiction? ... This farce is going to continue to play out whenever the GOP controls the House but not the other two branches of government, so in other words often.
White House Says No Debt Bargaining as McCarthy Urges Talks : politics

Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big (Even Before the Pandemic) That Itll Weigh Down the Economy for Years ,,, Trump increased the debt by over $7 trillion, while at the same time cutting taxes for US corporations, which had the effect of reducing revenue for the country. Now FAUX News wants to blame Biden for inflation and (doom-mongering) recession.

Tax-the-Rich Blue States Want to Leave Wealthy Nowhere to Hide
Republicans are proving theyre no workers party
Union membership drops to record low in 2022 - POLITICO
If You Work for a Major Corporation, Your Boss Has Probably Already Made More in 2023 Than You Will : politics

Americans Sour on U.S. Healthcare Quality
'Cancel This Failed Experiment: Physicians Tell Biden HHS to End Medicare Privatization Pilot

Images from American History, Part 16 - Jimmy Carter, Anwar El-Sadat, and Menachem Begin, at the signing of the Camp David Accords, 1979, back in the days when Democratic presidents tried to bring peace to the Middle East.

Supreme Court Says It Hasnt Identified Person Who Leaked Draft Abortion Opinion
Supreme Court says it is unable to identify the person who leaked draft of abortion ruling : politics (Alito)
The Purloined Dobbs Draft ... See if you can guess who wasnt investigated.

Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech - The New York Times The cases could significantly affect the power and responsibilities of social media platforms.

Corporate and White-Collar Prosecutions Hit New All-Time Lows in FY 2022

The Pressed Secretary - Frustration among White House reporters with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is reaching a boiling point.
Eschaton: Preening Self-Important Assholes Desperate To Be The Main Character Preening Self-Important Assholes Desperate To Be The Main Character - WHPC is just filled with freaks ... Sarah Sanders sure was fun! Lied at the lectern, and then told them different lies in private to make them feel special. And that's even before we get to Covid Kayleigh.

Ex-Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Must Face Contempt of Congress Trial - Bloomberg ... Navarro failed to offer evidence to back up his claim that former president Donald Trump had asserted privilege preventing him from responding to the Congressional subpoena

A legal reckoning awaits a chief architect of Donald Trumps effort to reverse his election loss. But in Mr. Eastmans telling, he was far from a criminal.

Proud Boys are right about one thing: It's ridiculous that Trump's not in prison| Proud Boy leaders lawyer argues Capitol insurrectionists are "scapegoats" for Trump's actions. Thats clearly true

3 Active-Duty Marines Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Trump mistook photo of E. Jean Carroll for ex-wife during deposition in rape allegation lawsuit : politics
Trump thought photo of accuser was of ex-wife during deposition
Donald Trump caught in repeated lies during deposition

Trump sold his DC hotel. GOP spending disappeared. : politics

Trump Is Plotting How to Kick DeSantisIn the Nuts. Heres His Playbook, So Far

Kevin McCarthy Gives the Republicans Who Trashed Him Everything They Wanted: The 21 Republicans who were blocking Kevin McCarthy from the speakers gavel are now sitting on key committees.
White House slams far-right Republicans committee assignments
Right-Wing Trump Allies Win Seats on Oversight, Reflecting G.O.P. Priorities : politics

Eric Swalwell Blames Top Republican For Inspiring Chilling Threats Against His Family | A recent threat to rape and kill my children used the language of the GOP lawmaker, the California Democrat told MSNBCs Nicolle Wallace.

Court rejects Republican push to end early voting in Arizona : politics

The Daily Santos: Vol. 7 - by Marisa Kabas - The Handbasket My conversation with Brazilian Drag Queen Eula Rochard
Video shows drag-denier George Santos dressed in drag, boasting about drag shows : politics
George Santos denies competing as drag queen named 'Kitara' in Brazilian pageants
George Santos denies that he was a pageant queen named Kitara Ravache : politics
Embattled U.S. Rep. George Santos was drag queen in Brazil pageants, associates say | Reuters
Did George Santos lie about everything? : politics
The Shadow Race to Replace George Santos Has Already Begun : politics

New Mexico GOP leaders try to distance themselves from suspect in shootings : politics

"I have done nothing wrong": Mike Lindell says MyPillow lost $100 million after election fraud claims : politics

Tennessee to cut off funding to nonprofits for HIV prevention, testing, treatment : politics

Newberg school board rescinds ban on Black Lives Matter, pride symbols : politics

Ron DeSantis Is Deeply Invested In FloridasRegression. This Is Why Everyone In America Should Wake Up
DeSantis seeks details on transgender university students : politics ,,, WV Congressional members filed a bill today to make it illegal to exist in public as a trans person. If a minor sees a trans person, the trans person can be jailed for Obscenity ,,,
Florida HS sports association panel recommends making menstrual cycle questions mandatory : politics

Does Kathy Hochul Really Want to Go Down With Hector LaSalles Sinking Ship?

Report: Mothers in states with abortion bans nearly 3 times more likely to die

In some states, an unpaid foster care bill could mean parents lose their kids forever : politics

GOP bill would throw librarians in prison if they dont remove books about sexual or gender identity
Parental Bill of Rights would allow parents to sue teachers and schools

Ohio House ex-speakers trial in $60M bribery probe to begin

Governor Josh Shapiro eliminates College requirements for State jobs. : politics

Poll: Majority of voters prefer new governor - Mississippi Today (other than PoTATEohdead Reeves)

Stephen Crowder and Ben Shapiro, a Right-Wing Media Feud That Just Turned Ugly Right-wing blowhard Steven Crowder is accusing Ben Shapiros media empire of being in bed with Big Tech

The Hamline files

Harvard Reverses Course on Human Rights Advocate Who Criticized Israel - The New York Times News that the university had blocked a fellowship for the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence ,,, Douglas Elmendorf, had vetoed a proposal by the schools Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to offer a one-year fellowship to Kenneth Roth, the recently retired executive director of Human Rights Watch. At the time, Elmendorf told colleagues that he was concerned about perceptions that Human Rights Watch had a bias against Israel, according to two faculty members.
Harvard University dean reverses decision not to offer fellowship to human rights activist Kenneth Roth

The S.B.F. Chronicles, Part 5: The Mysteries of Stanford - Puck Joe Bankman and Barbara Fried, the parents of disgraced crypto prince S.B.F., remain calm and defiant and completely supportive of their son, despite the mounting legal storm, according to a person who spoke with them recently. This is the fifth in a series. (use readerview)

Matt Yglesias and the secret of blogging - by Max Read

Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Rust Killing

LGM Film Club, Part 334: VW Beetle, 1972

Transgender teens receiving hormone treatment see improvements to their mental health. The researchers say depression and anxiety levels dropped over the study period and appearance congruence and life satisfaction improved. : science

Quanta Magazine - Teenager Solves Stubborn Riddle About Prime Number Look-Alikes


Temperatures on Greenland havent been this warm in at least 1,000 years, scientists report

Temperature drops to -62.7C in Siberia, lowest in 20 years

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres skewered oil firms on Wednesday for having "peddled the big lie" about their role in global warming, telling the World Economic Forum that they should be held accountable : worldnews
UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models inconsistent with human survival

Tax us now: ultra-rich call on governments to introduce wealth taxes | Davos 2023

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern resigns before election : worldnews

Vietnams corruption crackdown gaining steam and President Phuc now forced to quit

Putins directive to conduct large-scale military reforms aimed at expanding #Russias conventional armed forces is likely to prepare for a protracted war in #Ukraine and to set conditions to build a significantly stronger Russian military quickly.

Russian Wagner PMC head Prigozhin: YouTube will be closed in the near future in Russia. YouTube is the information plague of our time, those who watch it are traitors to the people who will definitely be punished. : UkrainianConflict

Lavrov compares Wests approach to Russia with Hitlers Final Solution

Russian Soldiers Who Fled Front Lines Call Out Putin for Lying About War : worldnews
Russian Serial Killer Who Murdered 80 Women Volunteers for Ukraine front : worldnews

Kazakhstan ends unlimited stay for Russians : worldnews

Taliban publicly flog 9 over theft charges, cut off hands of men: Report : worldnews

Sources say that protestor, Mehdi Karimi had less than 15 minutes to defend himself in court before he was executed : worldnews

US quietly shipping ammo to Ukraine from massive stockpile in Israel
Israel Supreme Court tells Netanyahu he must fire minister : worldnews
Bidens Israel/Palestine Policy ... A second example is Israel, where Biden seems less engaged than any Democratic president in my lifetime.

Tyranny is outpacing democracies: Zelensky at Davos summit
New York Times: US warms to helping Ukraine regain Crimea. The Biden administration has come around to the idea that Ukraine may need the military equipment to strike Russian-occupied Crimea, regardless of the risks, the NYT reported, citing several unnamed U.S. officials.
BREAKING: The US is expected to announce one of its largest military aid packages for Ukraine in the coming days, according to two US officials - CNN : UkrainianConflict
Russias demands for Ukraine to recognise newterritorial realities are unacceptable - Blinken
Ukraine interior minister among 16 killed in chopper crash near Kyiv : worldnews
Ukraine confirms Russia has finally taken control of the disputed Ukrainian town of Soledar : worldnews
CNN: White House hints at additional military aid to Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told CNN that additional U.S. aid may be announced as soon as the end of this week
Canada announces it will donate 200 armoured vehicles to Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 329, Part 1 (Thread #470) : worldnews

Ukrainian Armed Forces killed 820 Russian soldiers and shot down 1 aircraft on 17 January : UkrainianConflict
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 17, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War

3/3) Imagery shows that since the start of January 2023, the south and east of Bakhmut has continued to be subjected to intense artillery bombardment. Ukrainian forces almost certainly continue to defend against Russian forces on the outskirts of the city.

First moments after the Russian rocket hit a residential building in Dnipro.

Serbia distances itself from Russia - A few days ago, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic demanded to stop recruitment of Serbs in the Russian PMCs. Today Vucic in an interview with Bloomberg said he does not support the invasion and recognizes Crimea and Donbas as part of Ukraine.

Chinese students signing loyalty pledges before arrival in Sweden
Swedish newspaper offers 1,000 euros in Erdogan insult contest

Scholz complains about pressure to supply tanks to Ukraine, says he wont rush with decisions.
Greta Thunberg: German police deny protest detainment was staged : worldnews

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirms that the Netherlands will transfer another Patriot air defense system to Ukraine, making it the third battery joining the defense of Ukraine. #Ukraine #Netherlands
Dutch Constitution to be amended to ban discrimination based on sexuality or disability : worldnews

French union threatens to cut electricity to MPs, billionaires amid nationwide strike : worldnews

The British government wants to hand police unprecedented powers to handle protesters. Human rights activists say it's an affront to democracy : worldnews
Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages : worldnews

The government of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has fired 13 more soldiers from his security detail as it tightens protection following violent anti-government riots on January 8 : worldnews

The Debt Ceiling Time Bomb Is Ticking Again. This Could Be the Year It Explodes. | The new year has brought the same old worries about breaching the debt limit. But theres one worrying change: An unruly group of House Republicans is now in charge.

Biden just outmaneuvered MAGA Republicans and they barely noticed

Merrick Garland's Pains-Taking Approach to Trump May Have Lost the Political Moment -- Merrick Garland Has Risked Justice by Betting on Impartiality -- The investigations may end up being smothered to death in an abundance of caution.

Cohen meets Trump prosecutors amid renewed hush money probe : politics

Trump Now Claiming He Only Kept Classified Folders as Cool Keepsakes

Donald Trump prepares for his return to Facebook and Twitter

U.S. Supreme Court enabled racial gerrymandering in South Carolina : politics

Anger and disbelief as GOP put Marjorie Taylor Greene on Homeland Security Committee : politics

Investment Already Paying Off: McCarthy Assigns Big Oil Favorites to Key Environment Panel

McCarthys specious attacks on Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell
The populists! : The new, working class core of Republican Party had multiple demands on Kevin McCarthy, and one of them is to vote on a massive tax increase on the working and middle class, to fund a massive tax cut for the upper class:

The Conspiracies Powering the GOP-Controlled HouseHow Republicans have put disinformation and falsehoods at the center of their governing agenda

Statehouse Democrats Embrace an Unfamiliar Reality: Full Power - The New York Times After taking control of four state governments in the midterms, including in politically mixed Michigan, Democrats have a long-sought chance to govern. - For the first time in 40 years, a legislative session began in Michigan last week with a Democratic governor, Democratic control of both the House and Senate, and a plausible path for decades worth of liberal policy goals to become law.

Accused Mastermind of New Mexico Political Shootings Left A Chilling Digital Trail
Violence looms over New Mexico Legislature as work begins : politics

DeSantis proposes policy permanently banning Covid-19 vaccine and mask requirements and other pandemic mitigation measures in Florida : politics
Ron Cancel Culture DeSantis bans AP program in African-American Studies from Florida schools (DeFuckus cancels Black people)
DeSantis Blocks AP African-American Studies Course for Breaking Floridas Anti-CRT Law
b-boy bouiebaisse on Twitter: "looks like this law is doing exactly what critics said it would" / Twitter

California vs. Florida: A tale of two Americas : politics

USVI Attorney General Fired Days After Suing JPMorgan Chase for Financing Epstein Sex Trafficking : politics

Republican Wants to Fix the Completely Made-Up Issue of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Food : politics

Hunt on for alleged arsonist in Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic fire days after state enacted new abortion rights lawsThe blaze broke out late Sunday in Peoria and injured a firefighter.

George Santos Shows Early Signs of Tilting to the Hard Right - The New York Times Through his staff hires and his public appearances with members of the House Freedom Caucus, Representative George Santos has signaled a move away from the mainstream.
George Santos Shows Early Signs of Tilting to the Hard Right : politics
Long Island GOP leader says he has proof Rep. George Santos admitted to crimes in Brazil : politics
George Santos in drag as Kitara Ravache in Brazil, 2008
George Santos allegedly stole $3K in donations for veterans dying service dog: report
George Santos used fake Jewish name on GoFundMe because he thought Jews will give more former roommate says
George Santos mocked over small business, science committee seats : politics

How One Bad Court Pick in New York Has Turned Into a National Quagmire - Gov. Kathy Hochul squandered an easy chance for a win.(Cuomo-ite)
Kathy Hochuls horrible nomination for chief judge of New Yorks top court shot down by NY senate Democrats
N.Y. Democrats deny Hector LaSalles nomination to be states top judge after he defends record during confirmation hearing
Governor Hochul: MLK Said to Not Judge People So Stop Judging My Judicial Nominee - Hell Gate ... (as she defends racist judge fucker she tried to ram through)

GOP Congressional candidate runs a conversion therapy organization. He has compared homosexuality to "fornication, adultery, idolatry and witchcraft" and blamed it for causing hurricanes and earthquakes. : politics

Make Birth Free | Compact Mag

Take Detransitioners Seriously - The Atlantic Some people reverse their gender transition. Understanding their experience is crucial.

After Lecturer Sues, Hamline University Walks Back Its Islamophobic Comments ... University officials changed their stance after the lecturer, who lost her teaching job, sued the small Minnesota school for religious discrimination and defamation.
Modified Limited Hangout - Erika Lopez Prater, the instructor who was fired by Hamline University for showing her class a relevant painting after extensive warnings and allowing students to opt out, is suing:
Art professor sues after firing over Prophet Muhammad images : news

Extremely HardcoreTwitters staff spent years trying to protect the social media site against impulsive billionaires who wanted to use the reach of its platform for their own ends, and then one made himself the CEO.
Davos organizers: Musk wasnt invited despite what he says (threatens to buy Switzerland)
Eschaton: Every Action's An Act Of Creation Funny ..."Elon's my new boss and I'm stoked!" ... This employee was cut during the first round of layoffs. Soon, all the prominent members of the #i-dissent Slack channel would be gone. The channel itself was archived, while bigger social channels like #social-watercooler were abandoned.

Justice Dept. charges Russian founder of cryptocurrency firm | AP News

SBF, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and the Spectacular Hangover After the Art Worlds NFT Gold Rush (Bankman behind the scenes)
Using your customers as an ATM
Eschaton: Buying Influence Vox, The Intercept, Propublica, Semafor and many more we don't know about! The news start-up Semafor began operating late last year with big ambitions backed by deep-pocketed investors. But the company soon found itself in a pickle: How to handle its biggest outside investment, roughly $10 million, from Sam Bankman-Fried after his crypto company collapsed and he was accused of fraud by the federal government ... If I'm reading the article correctly, that's $10 out of $25 million.

State Department to phase out Times New Roman font, adopt Calibri - The Washington Post

Girl, 13, leads Nebraska troopers on 100 mph chase with boy, 11, in passenger seat, state police say : news

TSA finds anti-tank weapon in passengers luggage at a Texas airport

Polar bear kills woman, boy in remote Alaska village | AP News

Video: The insane search history of Brian Walshe as read in court : boston

All Andrew Callaghan Allegations Summarized : Channel5

What was/is the baby boom? ... It is startling to look at birth totals and see that a lot more children more than four million per yearwere being born between the mid-1950s and the mid-1960s than are being born in the US today, even though the countrys population is twice as large now than it was then.

Tesla, electric pickups, and the future of driving - Vox

The Art of Kakeibo, the Japanese Budgeting System That Could Change Your Financial Life

The Best Routine, According to Science The only way to an optimal routine is through astute self-awareness and experimentation.

Quanta Magazine

Viagra lowers the risk of heart disease in men by up to 39 percent. And men who take the drug also appear less likely to suffer an early death from any cause. Research looked at 70,000 adult men with an average age of 52, all of whom had an erectile dysfunction diagnosis at some point in their life. : science

Converging evidence from recent experimental and longitudinal studies suggests that Trumpspolitical rise led his supporters to increase their reported prejudice toward traditionally minoritized racial and religious groups in the USA.

Why did Russia get the USSR's security council spot when there were 14 other republics who became independent? Was there a negotiation? If so, how did it go? : AskHistorians

American Gods (TV Show) contains a scene depicting two Nordic men conducting a human sacrifice in Wisconsin in 1690. How likely is this event, or any other version, to have taken place in North America? : AskHistorians

TIL that less than 1% of nuns in the US are under 40 and the average sister is 80 years old. : todayilearned

Whats the best response to Dad, I think I'm gay?


2022: sixth warmest year on record globally : worldnews

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Nino set to return in 2023

Its now minus 50 in the worlds coldest city

Killings of journalists and media workers surged 50% in 2022, U.N. says : worldnews

Why did approximately 1.32 million more Americans die in 2020-2022 than expected? ... This is just an amazingly irresponsible framing of the issue from Leana Wen, the author of the piece ... But the bottom line is that more than 1.3 million Americans died over the past three years than would not have died if not for the Covid pandemic, and it is at best recklessly irresponsible to suggest otherwise. (death-minimizer WaPo hack)

Russian and Belarusian flags banned at Australian Open after controversy during Ukrainians match

Vietnams President Phuc quits, blamed for ministersviolations

US invests millions to expose regime to North Koreans : worldnews

China is taking lessons from Russias invasion of Ukraine, Taiwans foreign minister says

In China, doctors say they are discouraged from citing COVID on death certificates : worldnews
The world needs China to come clean about its covid deaths ... Chinese officials had reported just 37 covid deaths since Dec. 7, when all testing, quarantine and lockdown measures were lifted. Suddenly that number has soared to 59,938 ... Some researchers estimated that China was already seeing 9,000 deaths a day during December.
Chinas first population decline in 60 years sounds demographic alarm

(Unconfirmed) Vladimir Putin will make a very important statement on the special military operation in Ukraine tomorrow
Russian telegram channel: Tomorrow thespecial military operation will officially end.
bb Russia Ukraine conflict: Putin slams growing Western arms deliveries to Ukraine : worldnews
Russia plans major changes in armed forces from 2023 to 2026
Apparently RF State Duma wont extend deferments from mobilization to candidates and doctors of science. They will enter the grinder as well. This isnt mortgaging the future; its burning it today
Russia needs the opportunity to rejoin an international system after any peace deal, Kissinger says : worldnews (the kids hate him)

As many have pointed out, Gerasimovs order for all Russian soldiers to be clean-shaven may be in preparation for the potential use of chemical or biological weapons in #Ukraine which would necessitate an air-tight seal for gas masks.

Russia Desperate for Iran, North Korea Help With Missiles, Drones: U.S. : worldnews

Explosions reported in Russias Belgorod

Putin is weaponising food, says boss of fertiliser giant Yara : worldnews
Do not fall for Russian propaganda. Russian embassy in Sweden posted gasoline prices throughout Europe. Trying to depict a crisis in the West. But when looked at as percent of monthly income, Russia is far worse off. : ukraine

Belarus puts exiled opposition leader on trial on treason charges : worldnews
NEXTA on Twitter: "The U.S. authorities impose visa restrictions on 25 people for their involvement in the undermining of democracy in #Belarus. This was announced in the statement by Secretary of State Antony Blinken." / Twitter

Indians view US as biggest threat after China, survey shows : worldnews
India now buying 33 times more Russian oil than a year earlier : worldnews

Bangladeshi cleric convicted for spreading Covid disinformation : worldnews - A popular Islamic preacher who claimed Israel was using Covid vaccines to spy on the worlds population was on Monday convicted in Bangladesh over his controversial sermons.

A key suspect in E.U. Qatargate corruption scandal cuts deal, will talk

Family of executed British-Iranian national prevented from seeing body
UK pulls ambassador, vows more reprisals against Iran after execution of dual national : worldnews

More than 90 countries slam Israel over punitive measures against Palestine
Rosen tells Israel she doesnt want to meet with members of 2 far-right parties

Ukraine has repeatedly pleaded for tanks to fight Russiaits Western allies could now be ready to provide them
Gen. Mark Milley meets Gen. Valery Zaluzhny near the Ukrainian border - The Washington Post

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 328, Part 1 (Thread #469) : worldnews

Childs body taken from Dnipro building, strike deaths at 41
Zelenskyys advisor resigns over Dnipro building attack

A very large group of Wagner PMCs crawling along a shallow trench are destroyed by the 45th artillery brigade with support of the 10th mountain assault brigade, Soledar, January 2023 : CombatFootage

Mariinka. The hellscape of Russian liberation.

Serbia asks Russia to end recruitment of its people for Ukraine war : worldnews ... Maybe Serbia should stop trying to crawl up Putins anus then? (Zerbs)

Sweden, Finland must send up to 130 "terrorists" to Turkey for NATO bid : worldnews

Ukraine war: Russias Wagner Group commander requests Norway asylum

Germanys Foreign Minister Baerbock proposes special tribunal to prosecute Russian leadership Putin must now know that his aggression will not remain withoutconsequences
Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest : worldnews

Far-right group militants go on trial for Macron assassination plot : worldnews
Eiffel Tower lights up in support of women protesting in Iran : worldnews

Teachers vote to strike in action that will close most English and Welsh schools : worldnews ... It boggles my mind that the general public is stupid enough to keep voting in the Tories.
Hundreds of UK police face sack over sexual, domestic abuse offenses : news

Brazils crowdfunded insurrection leaves paper trail for police
Three Bolsonaristas prosecuted for preparing a bomb to detonate at Brasilia airport - News360 : worldnews

Mexico bans smoking in public, one of worlds strictest anti-tobacco laws

Two arrested in case of Indians who froze to death at US-Canada border : worldnews
Canada gives green light to James Bay lithium mineit could produce lithium for up to two decades, mainly for use in North Americas EV industry
Canadians consider leaving Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, after Fiona - The Washington Post

As Debt Ceiling Threat Looms, Wall Street and Washington Have Only Rough Plans - The New York Times

Following a big year, more states push ranked-choice voting : politics

Biden calls for retraining cops: Why should you always shoot with deadly force?

The impressively weak effort to whatabout Bidens classified documents
Opinion | Biden's lawyers created a PR headache for their client - The Washington Post

What the Jan. 6 probe found out about social media, but didn't report -The House committee investigating the riot avoided detailed discussion in its report for fear of offending Republicans and tech companies, sources say ... stunning new details on how social media companies failed to address the online extremism and calls for violence that preceded the Capitol riot.

Revealed: Who visited the Trump White House before Jan. 6 - POLITICO The Trump administration never publicly released White House visitor records. But new data released by the Jan. 6 committee offers a never-before-seen glimpse.

Donald Trump caught in repeated lies during deposition
Unsealed Trump deposition accuses E. Jean Carroll of saying she enjoys rape - The Washington Post In sworn questioning, Donald Trump denied raping E. Jean Carroll but also falsely claimed she said she enjoyed sexual assault

Donald Trumps Telltale Sign He Knows Hell Be Indicted: Kirschner

Trump lashes out at "disloyalty" of unsupportive evangelical leaders : politics
Trump on the possibility of Ron DeSantis running against him in 2024: Well handle that the way I handle things

Conspiratorial Thinking Is an American Disease - The Atlantic In the past decade, conspiratorial thinking has shifted from a worrying factor in Republican politics to a defining feature.
The logical extension of MAGA

Republicans have already filed dozens of bills to restrict voting in 2023 : politics

The McCarthy-Jordan Plan to Weaponize the House - The Bulwark A November report on Republican grievances provides a roadmap for years of hyperpartisan investigations.

Marjorie Taylor Greene & Lauren Boebert allegedly got into screaming match in womens' restroom ... Both Greene and Boebert have said that trans women are a threat to cis women in public restrooms and locker rooms, but it appears that the real aggression in the womens room is coming from them.

Billions at stake as online fundraising practices turn off voters - POLITICO

Albuquerque Police arrest former House candidate tied to shooting at elected officialshomes
Former Republican candidate arrested in shootings targeting Democratic politicians homes

How dark money groups led Ohio to redefine gas as green energyConservative groups helped Ohio lawmakers push the narrative that the fuel is clean

Wyoming GOP lawmaker pushes electric-car ban, then says he didnt mean it

Elon Musk, SUPERGENIUS, improves appeal of Tesla brand among people who will never buy an electric car

Ford plant halted by Youngkin would have created 2,500 jobs in Southside : politics

The top retirement states and places where cars outnumber people - The Washington Post

Record High in U.S. Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost in 2022

Rural hospitals say theyre stuck between a rock and a hard place ... They must agree to give up their inpatient services.

Images from American History, Part 15

Record High in U.S. Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost in 2022

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low - The New York Times The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases.

Is it unprofessional conduct for a law school faculty member to complain about discrimination?

A Fake Death in Romancelandia - The New York Times A Tennessee homemaker entered the online world of romance writers and it became, in her words, an addictionThings went downhill from there.

Brian Walshe charged with murder in his wifes disappearance

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing more stores. What is lost? - The Washington Post What would we lose if Bed Bath & Beyond throws in the towel(s)?

Everything youve been told about passwords is a lie

Living in a greener residential area increases the diversity of oligosaccharides in breastmilk. This in turn may affect the childs health, as the oligosaccharides in breastmilk can protect the infant from harmful microbes and reduce the risk of developing allergies and diseases.

Scientists unearth megaraptors, feathered dinosaur fossils in Chiles Patagonia

Eating one wild fish same as month of drinking tainted water: study. Researchers calculated that eating one wild fish in a year equated to ingesting water with PFOS at 48 parts per trillion, or ppt, for one month. : science


IMF says fragmentation could cost global economy up to 7% of GDP : worldnews

France to map genes of underwater species to help protect its vast sea life : worldnews

Can't Fight It: Russia City Residents Battle -50 Degrees Temperatures

Davos VIPs accused of hypocrisy over private jet use

How Can They Do That? ... Moderna has announced an increase in the price of their m-RNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 from the $26 per dose that the government has been paying to something like $130 per dose. This will affect insured people only indirectly, increasing their insurance companies costs, but the uninsured will pay the whole price.
This is insane. Moderna is planning to charge $130 for its Covid vaccine. It only costs $2.85 to make. Taxpayers paid 100% of Modernas Covid vaccine development. We paid $2,500,000,000.

Were all vulnerable: One in 10 people will end up with long COVID, new study says

Eschaton: Forever Covid The cause of low vaccine booster uptake mostly isn't the anti-vaxxers, it's the media and political class's decision that Covid was over and it wasn't anything to worry about anymore.

Egg prices expected to soar in Japan after record slaughter of 10 million birds

Nepal plane crash with 72 onboard leaves at least 68 dead : worldnews

Taiwan could be next Ukraine Japans prime minister warns G7 leaders

SW: Kremlin likely preparing decisive action in next 6 months The Kremlin is looking to conduct a decisive action in the next six months to regain the upper hand in Ukraine after a series of successful Ukrainian counteroffensives, the Institute for the Study of War said.
Russia lost more soldiers in the Bakhmut direction than the USSR during the ten years of the war in Afghanistan - spokesman of the eastern military command Serhiy Cherevatiy : UkrainianConflict

Russian oil in roubles hits lowest since Nov 2020, below budget target : worldnews

Russias Rambo once a Putin favoritesays hed now fight forUkraine and feels nothing but hatred for his home country

NEXTA on Twitter: "The Deputy Prime Minister of #Georgia stated that her country will not provide military assistance to #Ukraine because it does not want to become a party to the conflict." / Twitter

The Observers - India: Mob attacks church in a wave of anti-Christian violence : worldnews

Mursal Nabizada: Gunmen kill former Afghan MP at home in Kabul : worldnews

Catholic priest burned alive in Nigerias hard-hit north

South Africa set to welcome Chinese and Russian warships despite criticism : worldnews

Russian gas will eventually return to Europe as nations forgive and forget,Qatari energy minister says

Iran Restricts Supply of Cheap Oil to Syria, Leaving Ally in Crisis - WSJ Tehran doubles the price Damascus pays for crude, touching off a Syrian fuel shortage as its own economy sputters
Siamak Namazi: American held in Iran launches hunger strike and writes to Biden asking him to do more for detainees | CNN Politics

Israeli army kills 4th Palestinian minor, in the first 16 days of 2023, in the occupied West Bank. : worldnews

CIA director secretly met with Zelenskyy before invasion to reveal Russian plot to kill him as he pushed back on US intelligence, book says : worldnews
Ukraine prepares for new offensive as Russia and Belarus begin joint drills
U.S. military begins expanded training of Ukrainian forces in Germany - The Washington Post

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 327, Part 1 (Thread #468) : worldnews

4/4 In these circumstances, a key operational challenge for both sides is to generate formations of uncommitted, capable troops which can exploit the tactical successes to create operational breakthroughs.

The Traitorous Spooks Helping Putin Crush Their Own People
Putins latest war crime ... This was a deliberate attack on civilians far from the front of the war, because Vladimir Putin is a bloodthirsty fascist engaged in an unprovoked war of imperialist conquest, and thats all there is to say.

Mission Impossible: Ukrainian drone takes Russian radio communication system from the battlefield, which allows Ukrainian unit to listen to Russian communications for 9 days

The number of deaths caused by the Russian attack on a multi-story residential building in Dnipro city increased to 29 people, 73 people were wounded : worldnews
Ukraine Identifies Russian Unit Responsible for Kh-22 Missile Hit on Dnipro : worldnews

NATO chief hints at more heavy weapons deliveries to Ukraine : worldnews
Russia warns any Challenger tanks sent to Ukraine from Britain will burn
Ukraine plans to ask Canada for Leopard battle tanks, Zelenskys top advisersays

Davos Is A Grift And A Cult But Its Also A Bid For Global Domination ... the "great reset" ... and making everybody eat bugs ...
As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online | AP News

EU court issues ruling on gay man suing Polish state TV for discrimination : worldnews

Conspiracy Theories Prompt Top Finnish Health Authority to Quit Twitter : worldnews

Ukrainian forces begin expanded U.S. military training in Germany : worldnews
German defense minister announces resignation : worldnews
Greta Thunberg and a mud wizard faced off against German cops to protest a coal deal with the countrys largest energy company
german riot police defeated and humiliated by some kind of mud wizard : facepalm

Andrew Tate investigation: Romanian authorities seize nearly $4 million in assets | CNN

Italian police arrest most wanted mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro : worldnews

UK government to block Scottish gender bill - BBC News
Met Police officer David Carrick admits to being serial rapist : worldnews

Heading the International Anti-Cannibal Commission: Jeffrey Dahmer! - US climate envoy John Kerry backs the United Arab Emirates decision to appoint the CEO of a state-run oil company to preside over the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Dubai, citing his work on renewable energy projects.

Biden becomes the first sitting president to deliver a Sunday sermon at MLKs church

White House counsels office says there are no visitors logs at Bidens Wilmington home
GOP House Oversight Chair Cant Explain Why Hes Investigating Biden Classified Docs But Not Trumps
Trump targets the "thug" special counsel investigating him and his Trump Hater wife in new attacks
Rudy Giuliani says Trump once advised him to take top-secret files home : politics

Donald Trumps Saudi Arabia payments spark calls for fresh investigation
Ron Johnson Deflects When Confronted on Jared Kushners Qatar-Linked Loan

Democrats respond to GOP calls for debt ceiling negotiations: No | In exchange for not crashing the United States economy, you get nothing, one Democraticsenator said. You dont get a cookie.
Mint the Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coin, Dark Brandon! | The debt ceiling is a legendarily ridiculous problem. Fortunately, there is a ridiculously legendary solution. : politics

Washington is shrieking at the prospect of a defense budget cut. But would it really be so bad? : politics

Justifying Attack on Social Security, House Republican Claims People Want to Work Longer (for much less money)

The Supreme Court Justices Do Not Seem to Be Getting Along - The Atlantic

How McCarthys speaker deals will causecannibalistic brawl among extremists -- The deals struck between Kevin McCarthy and the far-right House Freedom Caucus will give the most conservative figures considerable power

Tucker Carlson gives indoor smoking his heartfelt endorsement - most American of all pleasures ... the smell of freedom

Tracking the States Where Abortion Is Now Banned : politics (mostly confederate asshole states plus Wississippi)

Disgracing Himself: Hakeem Jeffries Stumps for Anti-Abortion Judge

Warnock: We cant afford to give up on voting rights

Inside the One-Way Feud Between Ron DeSantis and Kristi Noem

New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch : politics
George Santos faces up to five years in prison if convicted of fraud : politics
Donald Trump made blatant lies acceptable in the Republican party: Calls for Rep. Santos to resign fall flat
In 2020 interview, Santos claimed to have two knee replacements : politics (and three head replacements)

Make Way for Rachel Jones, the Next Gen of Windbag MAGA Acolytes in Arizona : politics

Get to know Tom Horne, Americas worst state education official

Wyoming wants to phase out sales of new EVs by 2035 : politics ... .05 % of the countrys annual oil consumption

The End of Arizona Water ,,, For residents who put their savings into newly built homes that promised desert sunsets, peace and quiet (but relegated the water situation to the fine print), the turmoil is also deeply personal. The water disruption has unraveled their routines and put their financial futures in doubt.

Air Traffic Control Audio Captures Panic as Passenger Jets Nearly Collide at JFK

The Shootings That Never Happened : Red Flag Laws Are Put to the Test | Judges in 19 states and the District of Columbia are issuing orders to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed dangerous, like a Florida teenager who threatened a mass shooting

The scandal is whats legal

Will Ashley Bidens Diary Take Down Project Veritas? After a decade of punking liberals with hidden-camera stings, James OKeefe becomes the story.

Opinion | Noma and the Fizzle of Too-Fine Dining - The New York Times

The Drake equation, the Fermi paradox, and the sociology of science fiction

John le Carre's Search for a Vocation - collected letters reveal the high value he placed upon honorable work.

Hearing Aids

How Should We Think About Our Different Styles of Thinking? | The New Yorker ... Grandin suggested that the world was divided between visual and verbal thinkers.
Want to improve your memory? Try these unexpected tips.

ADHD is more predictive of poor mental health outcomes in adults than autism. Adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than adults with high levels of autistic traits. : science


All of the bases in DNA and RNA have now been found in meteorites : worldnews

Protected areas in Britain fail to stop loss of insects and spiders: Invertebrate monitoring data from 1990 to 2018 show that protected areas in Britain are losing species at the same rate as unprotected areas : worldnews

Honduras Loses 10% of its Forests in 11 Years : worldnews

Lowest temperature in Mongolia reaches -47 C : worldnews

Call for new taxes on super-rich after 1% pocket two-thirds of all new wealth | $26tn of new wealth created since start of pandemic went to richest, Oxfam report reveals : worldnews

People arent taking this seriously experts say US Covid surge is big risk

Covid update ... Since mid-April, weve averaged roughly around 400 deaths per day, with relatively little variance from that baseline. This represents, over this timeframe, about 20% to 25% of the official international Covid death toll, which is remarkable, given that the USA only has about 4% of the worlds total population ... The extent to which Americans have simply stopped getting vaccinated for Covid is pretty shocking: Per the latest CDC stats, only 15.9% of the population 5 years and older has gotten updated boosters

Chinas 2022 trade with Russia hit record $190bln
US-China chip war: America is winning : politics

At least 67 killed after Nepals Yeti Airlines planecrashes

China now perceives a likelihood that Russia will fail to prevail against Ukraine and emerge from the conflict a "minor power." In addition, some in the Chinese government express mistrust toward Putin, who did not inform Beijing of its intention to launch a full invasion of Ukraine.

Putins George W. Bush Problem: or Bushs Putin Problem? Perhaps these birds of a feather ought to be tried together? ... George W. Bush, the former US President, and seven key members of his administration were found guilty of war crimes: Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee, and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

Russia reiterates its readiness to negotiate at UN, but with conditions : worldnews (everyone surrentders to Russia and gives Putin all their money)
Violence Is Part of Russian Mindset, Not Many Understand That -- Interview with Russian-German Expert

Russian Marker Combat Robots toBe Sent to Ukraine, Official Reveals

Moscow is allegedly preparing to deport some 100,000 Ukrainians to Russia : worldnews

Up to 77% of the Wagner group was eliminated in Ukraine. : UkraineWarVideoReport

2/ It was previously reported that Wagners head Yevgeny Prigozhin saw the assault on Soledar as a way of strengthening his hand against the Russian Ministry of Defence (see below). However, Wagners losses may now make this more difficult.

Russian soldier blows up grenade at ammunition depot, killing people : worldnews

Russia Sets Ultimatum to Formally Pull a Third Country Into Putins War

Afghanistan: Former female lawmaker shot dead in Kabul : worldnews

They are on the run: Somalia leads fight against al-Shabab

Top US lawmaker objects to potential F-16 sale to Turkiye : worldnews

Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for academic over social media use | Saudi Arabia | The Guardian even though rulers are major investors in social media platforms

Russian Su-35 fighters to be delivered to Iran in spring : worldnews

Israel arrests 6 men wanted by the US over alleged $148m binary options fraud : worldnews

Putins Spring offensive will likely come from all directionsNorth, East, and South, a repeat of Feb 2022 invasion but with lessons learned & hundreds of thousands more troops. It will be bloody. Time is running out for the West to act decisively

Zelenskyy wants to personally visit UN on anniversary of invasion

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 326, Part 1 (Thread #467) : worldnews

These are the indicative estimates of Russias combat losses as of Jan. 15, according to the Armed Forces of
Russia kills 26 and wounds more than 80 civilians in Ukraine on Saturday : worldnews

Ukraine forces retain control of Soledar despite Russian claims, governor says : worldnews
Analysts cautioned that a victory in #Soledar would be unlikely to change #Russias fortunes. Russia hasoverexaggerated the importance of Soledar, which is at best a Russian Pyrrhic tactical victory,

Before and after Russian terror. Current casualty count in Dnipro: - 5 dead - 27 wounded - among the wounded are 6 children
Russians demolished Dnipro highrise with Kh-22 missile that Ukraine cant shoot down
World community must strongly condemn use of Kh-22 missiles against civilians - Ihnat : worldnews
Ukraine reports that Russia used a Kh-22 missile to hit the 9 story apartment building in Dnipro - The Kh-22 is a Soviet longe-range anti-ship missile made in the 1960s. It flies fast and at a high altitude, it also has a powerful warhead, but it is highly inaccurate

As Russians Steal Ukraines Art, They Attack Its Identity, Too

Finnish President is concerned that Putin will fight until the bitter end, with no chance of victory : worldnews

NATOs Stoltenberg: We are in a decisive phase of the war. Therefore, it is important that we provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs to win.
NATO Secretary General says Ukraine can expect more heavy weapons "in near future" : ukraine

Europe gears up to send Western tanks to Ukraine : worldnews

Russia is conducting propaganda recruiting in the middle of Serbia. More and more Serbs join Russian Wagner group in order to fight Evil Nato Empire. : UkrainianConflict (Zerbia)

Parisians to vote on banning e-scooters : worldnews

Argentinas inflation rate at 95%, highest since 1991

Brazils military blocked arrests of Bolsonaro rioters, officials say

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics

U.S. creates process for exploited migrant workers to obtain protection from deportation : politics

Biden to deliver remarks on democracy and voting rights at Rev. Martin Luther King Jrs church

GOP action on mail ballot timelines angers military families : politics ... Republican lawmakers said during debate on the Ohio legislation that even if Trumps claims arent true, the skepticism they have caused among conservatives about the accuracy of election results justifies imposing new limits.

At least 1 law clerk is among a small group of suspects in Supreme Court investigation of abortion leak: report : politics

A side-by-side look at the Trump, Biden classified documents : politics
GOP hypocrisy called out in scathing CNN compilation of reactions to Biden documents and Trump raid : politics
As a senator, Joe Biden helped kill President Jimmy Carters CIA director nominee because he allegedly mishandled classified materials. (fucker)
Trumps former chief of staff John Kelly had to repeatedly remind the former president he could not share classified information with friends, NYT journalist says

Chuck Todd Shreds Ron Johnsons Attempt to Attack Hunter Biden

Trumps political fate may have been decidedby a Georgia grand jury

Trump Argued Rape Was Not A Distinct Injustice. The Court Did Not Agree.

Why Republicans debt ceiling games will likely backfire
Post-Trump Republicans Are All About Lower Taxes : politics Cultural populism may help win elections, but once in power the GOP tends to prioritize regressive economic policy.

Analysis: U.S. House Republicans favor message over substance in early legislation : politics
Whats going to happen in Washington over the next 2 years? Americans dont expect much.
Three Reasons the Republican Party Keeps Coming Apart at the Seams : politics

GOP Destruction of House Ethics Committee Tells You Everything You Need to Know : politics

Santos to be removed from U.S. Congress if he broke campaign finance laws -Comer : politics
Serial liar George Santos is the politician Americans deserve : politics
Harbor City called George Santos a perfect fit.The SEC called the company a fraud.

Marjorie Taylor Greene fronted an anti-trans rally outside Congress and only a dozen people showed up Georgia Republican has long history of anti-trans attacks : politics

A GOP postmortem: What went so wrong in Pennsylvania? - POLITICO The state party is conducting research and paying a big D.C. firm to help gather insights. (total mystery)

Missouri Republicans target transgender athletes, curriculum as state Senate shifts right : politics

Floridas education system is vastly underperforming (as intended)
Floridas education system is the worst in the country and vastly under-performing by a wide margin (i
Dismay and anxiety on college campuses as DeSantis ramps up anti-CRT campaign

Driven by Election Deniers, This County Recounted 2020 Votes Last Week : politics

Pennsylvania GOP launches postmortem to figure out what exactly went so wrong The state party is conducting research and paying a big D.C. firm to help gather insights.

As abortion pills become easier to get, Republicans push back in draconian ways : politics

Opinion | The racial reckoning led to lots of talk but little real change - The Washington Post

What College Admissions Could Look Like Without Affirmative Action - The New York Times Schools may need to rethink everything, including recruitment, scholarships, standardized testing and alumni preferences.

The End of History
Opinion | The Dangerous Decline of the Historical Profession - The New York Times

Lax campaign finance rules likely to survive SBF's FTX scandal Washington is so fatalistic about money in politics that even a major campaign finance watchdog group took money from the disgraced cryptocurrency executive.
Sam Bankman-Frieds secret backdoordiscovered, FTX lawyer says
Former FTX US President lashes out at insecure SBF in 49-part Twitter thread rant - Harrison said Bankman-Fried threatened to fire him on the spot and would destroy his professional reputation if he continued to confront the former FTX CEO.
Former FTX US President Accuses SBF of Gaslighting and Manipulation
I Didnt Do It
The Crypto Cull

The Anti-Twitter Files: January 6th Committee Report Shows How Twitter Leaned Over Backwards To Protect Trump & Conservatives : politics

Giving It All Away

Virginia School Shooting Tests How Young Is Too Young to be Prosecuted : news

I should know: Ex-health insurance executive calls Medicare Advantage plans a money-making scam

< The Dark Elf : Curtis Yarvin's case against democracy ... formerly known as Mencius Moldbug ... For Yarvin, most people are nothing more than a mass of hobbits who "suck" and should be governed by their betters.

Far-Right Superstars Are Failing on Rumble. Who's Winning? - The outsider streaming site that just partnered up with Donald Trump Jr. is growing -- but not in the way most people think

Are indoor gas stoves unsafe for human beings? : askscience

TIL there is clear evidence that one of the largest volanic eruptions in human history took place in the mid-15th century, but scientists still have no idea where it happened : todayilearned

Characterization of Changes in Penile Microbiome Following Pediatric Circumcision : science
New study finds that circumcision is not associated with a reduced prevalence of HIV in African males : science

Cannabinoids appear to be promising in the treatment of COVID-19, as an adjuvant to current antiviral drugs, reducing lung inflammation : science (actually not)

eli5: Why were some ancient cities like Palmyra and Machu Picchu left to ruin and fall apart over hundreds of years instead of being repopulated? : explainlikeimfive

Disruptivescience has declined and no one knows why

People with a porn addiction, how did you realize you had it? : AskReddit


Images and video of California's floods, landslides and sinkholes - The Washington Post

We are overcounting covid deaths and hospitalizations. Thats a problem.

U.S.-Japan warn against use of force or coercion anywhere in world : worldnews
Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan to release radioactive water into sea this year | Japan says it will release more than a million tonnes of water into the sea from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant this year. : worldnews

Chinas cumulative COVID cases hit 900m, over 60% of population: estimate from Peking University
Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid in China in past five weeks | Coronavirus : worldnews
Don't go home: Health officials urge Chinas billions of travelers toavoid visiting their elderly parents during Chinese New Year

Chinas government is buying Alibaba and Tencent shares that give the Communist Party special rights over certain business decisions, report says
Chinas Trade With Russia Hit a Record $190 Billion in 2022 Amid Sanctions

This is what madness looks like: Inside Putins endgame for Ukraine
Putin's Downfall Drawing Near ... The Netherlands with a population of only 17.5 million has an economy 66% the size of Russias ... March will come and the ice will fall ...
Putin afraid of coup, will retire this year - source : UkrainianConflict
Russian ex-President Medvedev says Japanese PM should disembowel himself : worldnews

Russia plans to form army of two million soldiers - intelligence : worldnews
Putin ally says expat war critics should lose homes : worldnews

ISW on Twitter: "The apparent discrepancy between mobilization policies for #Russia and occupied territories of #Ukraine suggests that #Russian military leadership views occupied areas as a colonial resource from which to limitlessly exploit force generation capacity." / Twitter

Pakistan consulate in China cites freedom of Uyghurs as mutual interest, ministry claims hacking

Thousands protest against Tunisian presidents seizure of near total power

Violence soars in Mali in the year after Russians arrive : worldnews

Kush: The drug killing West African youth | Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are grappling with an increasing number of young people becoming addicted to a substance known as kush or K2. Abuse of the drug has already killed several people : worldnews

UK condemns barbaric execution of British-Iranian national
Alireza Akbari: Iran executes British-Iranian dual national, state media says : worldnews

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahusnew government to overhaul the legal system and weaken the Supreme Court a stepthat critics say will destroy the countrys democratic system of checks and balances
Israel agreed to transfer anti-missile, drone tech, Ukraine amb. claims : worldnews
Israeli troops kill two Palestinian gunmen in West Bank : worldnews

More Russian terror. Yet those with the power to stop it *at no risk to themselves* choose not to. Instead they have normalized these daily atrocities against Ukrainian civilians while counting pennies. Complicit cowards -- Garry Kasparov

Zelenskyy mocks Russian forces fighting for credit over Soledar
Attack on KyivUkrainian officials say as several powerful explosions reported
Former US Secretary of State Details Her Support for Arming Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 325, Part 1 (Thread #466) : worldnews

Russians lose 500-600 invaders every day, and Ukraine ten times fewer : UkrainianConflict
Here are todays control-of-terrain maps for #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats

The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase UAVs of various types for 20 billion hryvnia in 2023, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.This, in particular, is the Ukrainian samples that we have used over the past 6 months these are our new drones, Reznikov added.
Ukrainian MOD will acquire drones for 20 billion UAH (540 million USD) in 2023 : worldnews

Russians hit multi-storey residential building in Dnipro city, destroy building section, people are under rubble : worldnews
Girl is sitting on the ruins of what used to be her home in the Dnipro : UkrainianConflict
Footage showing the residential building in Dnipro hit by the Russian missile today.
Recently, it has been recorded how Russian soldiers carry huge boxes into the basements of residential buildings at night, probably with weapons or explosives. Similar works were noticed in several high-rise buildings at once.
(NSFW) Scene of the attack in Dnipro. many screams can still be heard crying for help : UkraineWarVideoReport
Complete demining of Ukraine may take more than 5 years - This was stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs of #Ukraine Denys Monastyrsky. It takes from 1 to 3 years to clear a de-occupied settlement. In case of the presence of rivers and forest, it may take more time.

US at OSCE: Russia has abducted about 2,000 children from Ukraine over New Year : worldnews

Western countries are so worried about sending tanks to Ukraine, theyre arguing about what is and isnt atank. We offer our humble suggestion.
Europe gears up to send Western tanks to Ukraine : worldnews
UK to transfer over 12 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, first 4 immediately : worldnews

Romanian prosecutors take away luxury cars seized in Andrew Tate case : news

World Cup drinkers boost UK GDP, easing recession risk : worldnews

It was a massacre: fury and grief amid Perus worst political violence in years | Peru

Former Bolsonaro minister arrested over January 8 assault: Brazil media : worldnews
Jair Bolsonaro to be investigated as part of inquiry into far-right Brazil riot : worldnews
The Brazilian prosecutor-generals office on Friday asked the Supreme Court to include former president Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nations capital.

George Kennan's False Moves - The great grand strategist of the Cold War believed he failed in his most important task. (101 yrs)

Republicans Want to Phase Out Electric Cars to Protect Fossil Fuels

Total number of Biden documents known to be marked classified is about 20, source says : politics
Special Counsel Appointed To Probe Bidens Classified Documents Is Really Bad News For Trump
Opinion | The difference between the Trump and Biden classified document cases - The Washington Post
Bidens Document Blunder Is Nothing Like Trumps Crime Trump is facing charges because he defied the law

Alvin Bragg: Manhattan DA tells CNN that his office's investigation of Trump Org. will continue | CNN Politics

Trump claimed woman who accused him of sexual assault in a luxury department store said rape was sexy and indicated that she loved it

Kellyanne Conway says 2020 election should've been a blowout for Trump but his campaign squandered a $1.6 billion war chest. Millions went into merchandise and Trump properties.

Rightwing group pours millions in dark money into US voter suppression bid

Getting lung cancer to own the libs: House Republicans want to make smoking great again : politics

How Right-Wing Gasbags Cooked Up a Fantastically Dumb Culture War: The incredible story of how conservatives took a consumer product warning about stoves and fried their brains to a crisp. : politics
What to Know About Gas Stove Alternatives - The New York Times Electric and induction cooking can offer some distinct advantages, experts say.

Its 2023 and lawmakers are somehow still focused on dress codes for women : politics

The Cuomo faction of the New York Democratic Party, an addendum - Stopping LaSalle is probably not going to be easy, but one thing that gives me hope is how totally politically incompetent the governor and her allies are:

Florida judge rejects DeSantis request to dismiss migrant flights lawsuit : politics

Video emerges of George Santos introducing himself as Anthony Devolder at a pro-Trump LGBTQ event
Santos's Lies Were Known to Some Well-Connected Republicans - George Santos inspired no shortage of suspicion during his 2022 campaign, including in the upper echelons of his own party, yet many Republicans looked the other way.
George Santos backers include a migrant smuggler, a big Trump donor and the cousin of a sanctioned Russian oligarch
We can, and likely will, see another George Santos if nothing changes : politics

Good news for Beshear: recent reports say KY governor is popular, favored for re-election : politics

Rep. Grothman displays Christian nationalist flag outside congressional office - Wisconsin Examiner

Idaho lawmaker deeply sorry for comment comparing cows and womens health

Texas brewery pulls out as venue for Kyle Rittenhouse rally : politics

Twitter's laid-off workers asked to drop lawsuit over severance, judge rules : worldnews

Allison Mack was "a seeker": "Infamous" host on being NXIVM's chosen reporter, interviewing members |

Scientists inch closer to learning origins of mysterious fairy circles -- New evidence suggests the plants may be responding to the dehydrated terrain.

Engineers have now developed a more compact flow battery cell configuration that reduces the size of the cell by 75%, and correspondingly reduces the size and cost of the entire flow battery. The work could revolutionize how everything is powered. : science

Scientists Have Reached a Key Milestone in Learning How to Reverse Aging | Time : technology


Did Aliens Land on Earth in 1945? A Defense Bill Seeks Answers. - The New York Times

Siberia sees coldest air in two decades as temperature dips to minus-80 : worldnews

Largest global bird flu outbreak in history shows no sign of slowing

An estimated 65 million people worldwide have long COVID, with more than 200 symptoms identified with impacts on multiple organ systems, autonomic nervous system, and vascular and clotting abnormalities. Research is urgently needed to test treatments that address hypothesized biological mechanisms. : science

Charts: These are the COVID-19 metrics to watch now

Compound derived from B.C. sea sponge could block COVID-19 virus, researchers find : worldnews

Routine vaccinations drop among U.S. kindergartners for the third year in a row according to the CDC. While vaccinations remain high, coverage has dropped from 95% in the 2019-2020 school year to 94% in 2020-2021 to 93% in 2021-2022, leaving at least 250,000 potentially unprotected against measles. : science
Study suggests how measles depletes bodys immune memory - 11-73% of the different antibodies that protect against viral and bacterial strains a person was previously immune to.

In U.N. debate, Japan urges Russia to withdraw from Ukraine : worldnews

South Korea now openly considering building nuclear weapons : worldnews

Some 900 million people in China have been infected with the coronavirus as of 11 January, according to a study by Peking University. : worldnews

Russian Mercenary Boss Gloats That Army Had No Part in Recent Victory : worldnews
Wounded Russians are being sent back to Ukraine with major injuries like punctured lungs and shrapnel still in their bodies, report says : worldnews
Russian Wives Say Soldiers Given Punishment for the Truth After Video

Defiant Navalny has opposed Putins war in Ukraine from prison. His team fear for his safety

Prison, war and revenge killing: the inside story of the Wagner sledgehammer murder casehow Russia is increasingly using its prison population as a source of new blood on the deadly frontline in Ukraine.

next-level fairy tale. Igor Konashenkov announces the destruction of 4 Bradley IFVs delivered by the US to Ukraine. You heard it right. (haven't been delivered yet)

Russia is not introducing any additional measures against people arriving from China, said Anna Popova, head of the consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

Russia Ready to Withdraw from European Convention on Fighting Corruption : worldnews

US Navy veteran released from Russian custody : worldnews

Russia Says Belarus Could Enter Ukraine Conflict If Invaded

Delhi Was Indias Most Polluted City In 2022: Report

Australia withdraws from cricket series against Afghanistan due to Taliban restrictions on women's sport : worldnews
Mada 9: Talibans unveil their first indigenously built supercar

Israeli army chief claims Iran can make 4 nuclear bombs : worldnews
In farewell interviews, IDF chief denounces governments dangerous West Bank plans
Israels top judge lashed out Thursday at the justice ministers controversial plans to overhaul the judicial system, calling it anunbridledattack in rare public criticism of the government

Ukraine defence minister: We are a de facto member of Nato alliance : worldnews
Western Tanks Appear Headed to Ukraine, Breaking Another Taboo - The New York Times

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 324, Part 1 (Thread #465) : worldnews

War Dead. Friday 13th. : UkraineInvasionVideos
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 12, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War
How many missiles does Russia have left?

Ukrainian defenders kill about 740 occupiers and destroy one aircraft in past 24 hours : worldnews
Russian forces have suffered devastating losses up to 20,000 troops in their months-long attempts to capture Bakhmut and Soledar in Donetsk Oblast.

Russia claims control of salt mine town Soledar : worldnews
From an articulate Ukrainian soldier in Soledar. Itsalmost impossible to hold on there since the war is absolutely not like what we have already seen. Its close contact combat all the time. These are street battles. These are battles in the ruins, battles for every house, for every basement.

BAKHMUT / 1410 UTC 13 JAN/ RU forces reported to have broken through at Kurdiumivka; enemy forces have advanced NW along the watercourse and are likely intent on cutting the vital H-32 HWY. UKR UAV directed artillery has taken advancing RU units under sustained fire.

Ukraine credits local beavers for unwittingly bolstering its defenses - their dams make the ground marshy and impassable

Generators with a total capacity as one nuclear power unit were brought to Ukraine - Forbes - The average capacity of all imported devices is at least 1 GW. During 11 months of 2022, almost 354,000 generators were imported to Ukraine.

NATO is relocating several of its surveillance planes currently stationed in Germany to Romania, where they will be in closer proximity to Russias war against Ukraine.

More than half of German companies report labour shortages : worldnews

Collapse in support for leaving EU in member states since Brexit, new data shows : worldnews
Ministers slammed for seeking to rush anti-strike laws through Commons in just two days
Over 70,000 university staff in Britain to strike for 18 days over pay : worldnews
Ransomware group with links in Russia behind UK Royal Mail incident -Telegraph : worldnews
The Haunting of Prince Harry : Electrified by outrage and elevated by a gifted ghostwriter -- his blockbuster memoir "Spare" exposes more than Harrys enemies.

Armed Robbers Pull Off $4.4 Million Worth Copper Containers Heist In Chile : worldnews

Lula says he suspects pro-Bolsonaro staff helped mob enter presidential palace | Brazil : worldnews
Brazil police find draft decree intended to overturn election result in former Bolsonaro ministers home
Police Ends Depositions, and 1,159 Coup Plotters Remain under Arrest in Brasilia : worldnews

Reward offered to find Iran-born woman seized by fake police in Canada : worldnews
The young ages of the girls charged in the swarming death of a man in Toronto may affect trial outcomes : worldnews

Jan. 19 debt limit deadline looms; House GOP prepares contingency plan - The Washington Post The proposal, still under discussion, would direct the Treasury Dept. to prioritize certain payments if the U.S. hits the debt ceiling (refucks want to kill the world economy)

Supreme Court closing in on suspect who leaked Roe v Wade-ending opinion : politics

Biden classified documents could make it hard for Dems to blast Trump - The Washington Post Weeks of investigation could lie ahead, making it harder for Democrats to blast Trumps handling of sensitive papers
The Confounding Double Standard Behind Robert Hurs Appointment As Special Counsel ... Every FBI director in history has been a Republican. Republican presidents nominate Republican FBI directors, and Democratic presidents nominate Republican FBI directors.

Donald Trump calls special counsel investigating him a "terrorist" : politics

Trumps Attack on NY Sexual Assault Law Called Absurd By Judge

Donald Trumps company to be sentenced for 15-year tax fraud

He Is in a Weird Bunker: Donald Trumps 2024 Campaign Is Sputtering Out of the Gate

Boomers Lose Their Majority in Congress : politics

Whoops! The GOP accidentally admits tax cuts dont pay for themselves.

Kinzinger: McCarthy is a "piece of sh*t : politics

Former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan calls on Rep. George Santos to resign:
Lawmakers Introduce SANTOS Act To Punish Candidates Who Lie About Who They Are : politics

The feeble defenses of the nomination of Hector LaSalle - Kathy Hochul made a massive substantive and political blunder by nominating a judge with a conservative track record to New Yorks highest appellate court ... but that's the Andrew Cuomo wing of the New York Democratic Party for you.

Republican candidate's wife arrested, charged with casting 23 fraudulent votes for her husband in the 2020 election : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene held an anti-trans rally at the Capitol & almost no one came : politics

Missouri Republicans adopt stricter House dress code but just for women

Republicans Want 12 Randos to Decide if Your Emergency Abortion Is Legal : politics

Truth Takes a Vacation, by Mark Edmundson Trumpism and the American philosophical tradition ... Rorty argued that it was only statements about reality, not reality as such, that could be described as true or false. truth is made rather than found.
Song of Myself (1892 version) by Walt Whitman | Poetry Foundation

Hamline student, former instructor at center of debate over religion, academic freedom speak out | MPR News

Teacher and cousin of Black Lives Matter founder Tased to death by LAPD

Newport News Superintendent: 6-year-old's backpack searched before shooting
School head: Some knew boy had gun before teacher shot : news

Tesla cuts prices in U.S., Europe in pivot to drive sales : worldnews
Eschaton: Oh No Elmo His argument was - and I am not making this up - that people in SF hated his fucking guts too much.

Gemini Co-Founder Tyler Winklevoss Calls SEC Lawsuit Disappointing

Supreme Court takes up Christian postal worker's religious claim Supreme Court takes up Christian postal worker's religious claim - The employee, who objected to working on Sundays for religious reasons, claims the U.S. Postal Service did not do enough to accommodate his wishes.

Maybe we arent such bad drivers after all

US cancer death rate drops by 30% since 1991 - BBC News

THC and CBD improve wound healing. Phytocannabinoids Stimulate Rejuvenation and Prevent Cellular Senescence in Human Dermal Fibroblasts study says : science

New research identifies distinct sleep and circadian profiles in seasonal depression : science

87 newly-discovered galaxies, found using Webb space telescope, could be earliest known galaxies in the universe the first indication that a lot of galaxies could have formed much earlier than previously thought

What quietly went away without anyone noticing? : AskReddit

What famous person essentially cancelled themselves because they couldnt stop being stupid? ... he was the greatest thing since they put nipples on titties,


Multiple agencies concur: 22 was one of Earths hottest years

The ozone layer is on track to recover in the coming decades, the United Nations says : worldnews

Exxon Scientists Predicted Global Warming, Even as Company Cast Doubts, Study Finds - The New York Times Starting in the 1970s, scientists working for the oil giant made remarkably accurate projections of just how much burning fossil fuels would warm the planet.

9,360 confirmed cases and 142 deaths in a week. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass

Myanmar junta chief family assets found in Thai drug raid : worldnews

Twitter tells staff in Singapore office to clear desks, work from home : worldnews

Vietnam Military school Try to Deny Rape of multiple young female students and threaten people that speak up as rumor to be met according to the law : worldnews

Japan, U.S. agree China poses "greatest strategic challenge" : worldnews
Attack from space would trigger collective defence, say US and Japan, amid China fears : worldnews

South Korea shares eye-opening Covid statistics to defend its new rules for travelers from China : anime_titties

International blunder as Swiss firm gives Taiwanese missile components to China : worldnews (got the zipcode wrong)

Researchers carried out a study of farming and herding groups in the Tibetan borderlands in rural China and found that women worked much harder than men, and contributed most of the fruits of this labour to their families. : science

From a Atlantic Council survey of global strategists: 46% of respondents expected Russia to become a failed state by 2033. Separately, roughly 40% expected Russia to break up internally forreasons including revolution, civil war, or political disintegration

The first case of infection with a variant of the #Kraken #coronavirus was registered in #Russia.

Putin demotes Surovikin, replacing him with Gerasimov as commander of war in Ukraine : worldnews
The deployment of the CGS as theatre commander is an indicator of the increasing seriousness of the situation Russia is facing, and a clear acknowledgement that the campaign is falling short of Russias strategic goals.
In contrast, Surovikin has been widely praised by this community for his championing of a more realistic approach. As a now deputy commander, his authority and influence is almost certainly hugely reduced.

Russia could expand draft age as soon as this spring - lawmaker : worldnews
Russians lack military equipment, so they throw people at the front : worldnews
Notorious Russian arms dealer freed in Brittney Griner exchange awkwardly backs out of pledge to fight in Ukraine : worldnews

The EUs ban on crude oil imports from Russia and its price cap on the countrys oil are costing Moscow about $172 million per day, a new report has found. Those losses could rise to roughly $300 million per day on Feb. 5, when the EU will be implementing further restrictions,

Putins Alleged Mistress Has An Estimated Net Worth Of $109 Million: Report

Russia Honors Dead Wagner Fighter Who Beat His Mom to Death as Hero Who Always Helped the Weak

NYT Accidentally Leaked Russian War Critics Phone Numbers:

Russian Tech Giant VK Orders Workers to Return From Abroad : worldnews

Leader of influential Hindu group backs LGBT rights in India : worldnews

Egyptian presenter Yasmine Ezz accused of promoting women's subjugation : worldnews

A great day for the country: Uganda declares an end to Ebola outbreak

Iran preparing to execute British citizen : worldnews
Execution Of 19-Year-Old Iranian Stayed After Protest (Iran)

Next week a meeting of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine in the "Ramstein" format will be held in Germany with the participation of about 50 states, said the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin during a press conference in Washington.
Ukraine asks not to punish Belarus on par with Russia in latest EU sanctions packages : worldnews
ISW on Twitter: "Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated that a renewed Russian offensive operation from #Belarus remains highly unlikely." / Twitter
Politico: More than 2,000 cyber attacks aimed at Ukraine in 2022. More than 300 of the attacks were against the security and defense sector, and over 400 targeted organizations in the commercial, energy, financial, telecommunications, and software sectors, Politico reported.

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 323, Part 1 (Thread #464) : worldnews

Ukraine updates: Kyiv says situation in Soledar difficult
Satellite images of Soledar and Bakhmut appear online : worldnews

Body of missing British aid worker found, Russian group claims : worldnews (Wagner fuckers "found"the body of one of the Brits they killed)

Scale of alleged torture, detentions by Russian forces in Kherson emerges : worldnews

Sweden expects Hungary to soon ratify its Nato membership : worldnews
Swedens LKAB finds Europe's biggest deposit of rare earth metals.

#Norway handed over more than 100 generators to #Ukrainian border guards, reports the State Border Guard Service of #Ukraine.

Nearly half of Europeans say their standards of living have declined : worldnews

Poland to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine : worldnews
ECJ rules against Polish workplace LGBTQ discrimination | Judges in Luxembourg have ruled that employers cannot terminate contracts based on a person's sexual orientation. The European Court of Justice said a Polish court had made the wrong decision. : worldnews

Greece: Espionage case of swimmer Sarah Mardini and 23 other migrant rescuers goes on trial : worldnews

Germany exported more electricity to its neighbours than it imported in 2022, even with an energy crisis at home, thanks to more weather-driven renewable power and greater demand from France : worldnews

Italy migrant arrivals surge, despite Melonsnaval blockade pledge

France faces medicine shortage amid tripledemic, people travel to Italy to buy drugs

Britain planning to provide tanks to Ukraine, Downing Street confirms : worldnews
Parthenon Sculptures belong in UK, says Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan : worldnews

Billed as an uprising to retake power in Brazil, pro-Bolsonaro protests fizzle

In arguably biggest test of new NAFTA, Canada and Mexico defeat U.S. in auto rules dispute : worldnews

U.S. Deficit Fell to $1.4 Trillion in 2022 - The New York Times The deficit was down from $2.6 trillion a year earlier, as pandemic emergency spending slowed, the economy reopened and tax revenue rose. The new figures come as spending fights loom in a divided Congress.

What inflation?

Congress got rid of a free lunch for all program. That means some students are going hungry : politics

Live updates: Garland makes statement on Biden classified documents
The ultimate bothsides story ... I watched Bidens press conference addressing this, and another thing that may not be helpfulon the other hand it might, see below is to pretend that Bidens publicspeaking hasnt become a problem

Special counsel subpoenas, grand jury appearances mount for Trump allies : politics
Special counsel seeks information on who is paying Trump orbit legal bills as investigation intensifies : politics

Lords of war: DOJ lays out case that Proud Boys leaders led Capitol breach

Trump discussed using a nuclear weapon on North Korea in 2017 and blaming it on someone else, book says

Trumps Shortlist of VP Picks All Have One Thing in Common

It's not just Trump: A sobering new report chronicles the extensive GOP war on democracy

Republicans In State Of Fevered Tumescence Over Hunter Biden Dick Pics : politics
Hunter Bidens Tangled Tale Comes Front and Center .. But a close look at his story shows that it differs in important ways from the narrative promoted by Republicans.

Adam Schiff: Republicans are currently being led by chaos agents
There are no moderate House Republicans : politics

Conservatives: Explain yourselves. : PoliticalHumor (stupid and evil belt)
Those were better days : PoliticalHumor

Survey finds classical fascist antisemitic views widespread in U.S.

Talks With Yokels - The Times has another of its talks with idiots,

U.S. Party Preferences Evenly Split in 2022 After Shift to GOP ... 45% of U.S. adults identifying as Republican or saying they were Republican-leaning independents, and 44% identifying as Democrats or saying they were Democratic-leaning independents
Democrats Identification as Liberal Now 54%, a New High

Kevin McCarthy on George Santos: Well, Is There a Charge Against Him? New York Representative George Santos does, in fact, have a charge against him. Hes also under three other criminal investigations.
Pressure mounts on House GOP to punish Santos : politics
The Mysterious, Unregistered Fund That Raised Big Money for Santos : politics

Former N.Y. election official pleads guilty to 2021 ballot fraud : politics

Michigan Democratsfirst bills include right-to-work repeal, prevailing wage

Porter rakes in $1.3M in first 24 hours of Senate bid : politics

Democratic win in Virginia special election stymies Gov. Youngkins push for 15-week abortion ban

Man arrested at gunpoint in DeSantis voter fraud crackdown, video shows | Florida | The Guardian In August, armed officers descended on homes of two men accused of illegally voting
A Florida College Goes to War With Ron DeSantis | The New Republic

Tucker Carlson, Alex Jones Texts Revealed | HuffPost Latest News

Group of Illinois Sheriffs Say Departments Will Not Comply With Assault Weapon Registration Requirements : politics

Alabama attorney general says women could be prosecuted over abortion pills - The Washington Post - prominent Republican official yet to suggest that pregnant women could be prosecuted for taking abortion pills

Missouri Republicans Have Found Their Post-Roe Enemy: Cardigans - Missouri Republicans aren't done telling women what to do with their bodies ... focusing on the fine details of what women have to wear (specifically how to cover their arms) to show respect here.

Hamline president issues strong statement against academic freedom

Rights new fight: Gas stoves

Egg prices continue to skyrocket in California : news

Arizona Supreme Court Rules Maternal Marijuana Use for Morning Sickness Does Not Constitute Child Neglect : news

Kennedy School Kancel KultureOne of the uglier and more corrupt institutions of American higher learning the Kennedy School of Government has shot another brick:

Menopause Is Having a Moment It used to be taboo to talk about.

Melatonin as a Potential Approach to Anxiety Treatment. Melatonin is freely available, economically undemanding and has limited side effects. : science

The falling birth rate in the U.S. is not due to less desire to have children -- young Americans havent changed the number of childrenthey intend to have in decades, study finds. Young peoples concern about future may be delaying parenthood.

Archaeologists believe they found the temple of Poseidon in Greece : news

Scientists have found the remains of four species of dinosaurs, including a megaraptor, in an inhospitable valley in Chilean Patagonia that has emerged over the past decade as an important fossil deposit, researchers said Wednesday : worldnews


Scientists sound alarm as ocean temperatures hit new record : worldnews

Images from American History, Part 12The Sacramento flood of 1862.

Boston is losing the frozen season: 2022 was one of Massachusetts hottest years on record, analysis shows

U.S. Anti-Abortion Activists Are Spreading Clinic Protests Around the World: The Texas-based group 40 Days for Life has brought its aggressive tactics to more than 1,000 cities in 65 countries. : anime_titties

Uganda declares itself Ebola-free after swiftly turning tide on outbreak : worldnews

Britain And Japan To Sign hugely significant Defence Deal that will allow British troops to deploy to Japan for first time
Cost of living: Uniqlo to raise pay in Japan by up to 40% : worldnews

For the quantitative metrics of we see an across-the-board growth in 2022: more trade, more military exercises, more deals in RMB etc. Ive summed it up in this thread. There is nothing to suggest that China changes course on Russia
China knows that its problems with the West are not rooted in Xis bromance with Putin, but in issues like rivalry, Taiwan, tech etc. Even if Xi drops Putin under the bus, ties with the U.S. will not structurally improve absent Chinas fundamental change
This gives a slight opening to drive a wedge betweenand capitalizing on other disputes between them, and delay cementation of anti-China tech coalition led by the U.S. thus buying Beijing the precious time of having access to European tech&money&markets
Bottom line: its clear why Beijing wants to portray itself distancing from Moscow, and why officials are ready to talk about it. Facts and figures, however, dont suggest there is any real U-turn of Chinese policy towards Russia.

Chinas Demographic Manipulation

India set to overtake China as worlds most populous country in next 3 months: UN report ... Those two countries (China and India) make up 35% of the entire planets population. Thats crazy.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia Shakes Up Military Leadership Again - The New York Times
Sudden Surge In Russian Navy Ships And Submarines In Black Sea - Naval News

The Wests oil war against Russia is starting to take its toll sparking calls for tougher measures
Russia risks becoming a failed state in the next 10 years : anime_titties
Russia posts a $47 billion budget deficit for 2022, its second highest in the post-Soviet era. : worldnews
Putin states that war has not affected Russia much, yet whines there are no orders for new aircraft : worldnews
Putin publicly humiliated his deputy PM on a group video call, tearing into him for working too slowly : worldnews
Putin's Chef Humiliated After Bragging of Wagner Victory
Russian Pro-War Voices Lukewarm on Sidelined Commanders Promotion

Russia restricts conscripts from leaving the country : worldnews
Russian prisoners sent to the front lines in Ukraine have been publicly executed for not charging into enemy fire, captured inmates say : worldnews

Thousands of "hostile" web attacks launched from Russian IP addresses have targeted an online auction of prints by British graffiti artist Banksy in aid of Ukraine : worldnews

Patriot Missiles Evidence of U.S. Involvement in War -- Russian Ambassador

US accuses Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and "increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow" in the Sahel region : worldnews

(4/4) Although Russia maintains a large number of forces in Belarus, they are mostly involved in training. They are unlikely to constitute a credible offensive force.

Afghan women athletes barred from play, fear Taliban threats : worldnews

Activist Daughter Of Former Iranian President Handed Prison Term (Iran) : worldnews
Iran Says Face Recognition Will ID Women Breaking Hijab Laws : worldnews

Zelenskyy Declares to Golden Globes Viewers: There Will Be No Third World War, ItIs Not A Trilogy
West Must Stop Pretending Putin Is Reasonable: Ukraine Ambassador : worldnews
But whatever the outcomeit must be based on the assumption that Russia wont respect it unless they're forced to ... Ukraine should be a full NATO country asap.
Zelenskyy revokes Ukrainian citizenship of Putin ally Medvedchuk : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 322, Part 1 (Thread #463) : worldnews

Russia lost another 500 soldiers and 10 tanks on 10 January : worldnews
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor -- Desmond Tutu : Total combat losses of the enemy from Feb 24 to Jan 11:
Here is todays map of the southern axis.

Battles for Soledar and Bakhmut show importance of greater military support for Ukraine -- Stoltenberg
Armed Forces of Ukraine deny capture of Soledar by Russians : worldnews
Soledar: Ukraine battle hints at rift in pro-Russian forces - BBC News
However, Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin refuted these claims, remarking that Wagner Group forces are still fighting against concerted Ukrainian resistance, the Institute for the Study of War said in their latest update.

Saint Javelin on Twitter: "Bakhmut before war and Bakhmut now" / Twitter

NEW: Turkey sent Ukraine artillery-fired cluster bombs in late 2022 after months of Kyivs pleas with US for the weaponsThe DPICM will give Kyiv a powerfulbut controversial weapon to destroy Russian tanks & kill troops.

How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation - The New York Times The Nordic country is testing new ways to teach students about propaganda. Heres what other countries can learn from its success.

Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, dies at 82 : worldnews

Germany pushes to end gay blood donor discrimination : worldnews
Switzerland blocks Spanish arms for Ukraine : worldnews

A bakers rebellion looms in France to defend baguettes Due to soaring electricity costs, bakers in France cantafford to turn on their ovens to bake bread

Qatar European Parliament Corruption Scandal Spurs Boost in Transparency Rules - Bloomberg Move comes amid probe into alleged corruption involving Qatar

MP Andrew Bridgen has Tory whip removed after comparing COVID vaccines with Holocaust : worldnews
Prince Harry says he was bred for 'spare parts' for William
Eschaton: Spare think coverage in the US misses the actual interesting point about Harry's saga. No reason for anyone in the US to care about the Royals. It isn't necessary to understand anything about them, really, to understand anything about the UK generally aside from cultural gossip. But it does tell us something about the viciousness and lockstep cruelty of the worst press in the world.
Why Americans seem more pro-Harry than Brits - BBC News

Brazil issues arrest warrants for security chiefs after pro-Bolsonaro riots : worldnews
Brazilian Prosecutor Asks to Block Jair Bolsonaros Assets
Fazer o Brasil grande novamente

Haiti left with no elected government officials as it spirals towards anarchy : worldnews

Canada to purchase U.S. missile defence system for Ukraine : worldnews
Vancouver man to open Canadas first crack and heroin store

If Congress fails to increase the governments borrowing limit in time, the result would be a shock to the economy and financial markets.

Live updates: Flights resume after FAA outage causes mass delays - The Washington Post

The Coming Collapse of the U.S. Health Care System : politics

C-SPAN requests greater access to House chamber : politics

U.S. Supreme Court considers narrowing federal protections for unions | Reuters
The American public no longer believes the Supreme Court is impartial : politics

Checking in on the new working class Republican Party (Wall Street Journal lies and lies)

James Comer Says Ukraine an Adversary as GOP Plans Investigation
The Right is Wrong AF on Twitter: "@atrupar James Comer said the quiet part out loud." / Twitter

Trumps tax returns show he was a bigger risk than we realized
House GOP sets its top priority: Covering up for Donald Trumps crime spree

Divided House Approves G.O.P. Inquiry Into Weaponization of Government
GOP-led Oversight Committee issues flurry of letters to begin probe of Biden, Twitter - ABC News

Jan. 6 subpoena seeks info on voting machines, fraud claims from Trump campaign aides - The Washington Post Subpoena sought information and documents on legal representation, voting machines, fundraising around false election claims and more

Judge will allow prosecutors to use Trumpsstand back and stand by comment in Proud Boys trial

Investigating Trump, Jack Smith Faces Headwinds Few Others Have - The New York Times Jack Smiths challenges include a newly empowered Republican House majority and the recent disclosures of President Bidensretention of classified documents.

Discovery of More Classified Records Raises Questions Over Biden s Handling of Documents : The revelation is sure to intensify Republican attacks on the president, who has called former President Donald J. Trump irresponsible for hoarding sensitive documents at his estate in Florida.
In the case of the classified documents, its more serious for Trump than Biden
Biden Gets Assist on Fox News as Karl Rove Busts Out White Board To Explain Why Trumps Classified Docs Issue Is Worse

Keeping Up With the Congressional Kardashians | Vanity Fair For spotlight-seeking House Republicans, the lesson from last week's Speaker drama seems to be to dial up the crazy. By Molly Jong-Fast

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders bans term Latinx on her first day in office ... anti-woke agenda (priorities)

Why Left-Leaning Democrats May Torpedo Hochuls Choice of Top JudgeGov. Kathy Hochul has not given up on her nomination of Hector LaSalle to lead the state Court of Appeals, but the Legislature could refuse to approve him

George Santoss Secret Resume: A Wall Street Star With a 3.9 G.P.A. reads like a detailed road map of his lies.
George Santos was paid for work at Harbor City Capital, company accused of Ponzi scheme, later than previously known - The Washington Post
McCarthy says embattled Rep. Santos should not be seated on top committees
George Santos should not get intelligence information : politics
Democrats to McCarthy: George Santos a direct threat to national security
George Santos May Have Also Lied About COVID-19 Diagnosis: Daily Beast : politics
More George Santos Acquaintances Come Forward With Theft Allegations | Port Washington, NY Patch Santos left a trail of lies and alleged thefts in Brazil and NY, sources say. Now 10 victims are comparing notes in a group chat.
Nassau County GOP officials call on Rep. George Santos to immediately resign over campaign lies

What Happened to Montana? ... But Montana has become like Idaho when it threw out Frank Church or Utah when it threw out Frank Moss - It's just crazy land out there and it's hard to see a return to sanity anytime soon.

Democrat appears to flip Virginia state Senate seat in closely watched special election : politics

Saudi Control over Arizona Water

Christian nationalism in the far West - Alarming piece in the NYT about how Montana has been going far right over the last few years, mainly because of the success of Christian extremists: ... biblical citizenship classes

Olentangy Schools halts reading of Dr. Seuss book during NPR podcast

We want people to be uncomfortable: The conservative plan to target pharmacies that dispense abortion pills
Women can be prosecuted for taking abortion pills, says Alabama attorney general -

Why is Maura Healey Looking to Help the Super Rich By Raising the Estate Tax Threshold?

Uvalde school police chief told investigators why he didnt try to stop gunman: Theres probably going to be some deceased in there, but we dont need any more from out here

Parlers parent company has laid off a majority of its staff

Blake Hounshell, On Politics Editor at The Times, Dies at 44 ... after a long and courageous battle with depression.

The Partys Over for Us. Where Do We Go Now? - By Bret Stephens and David Brooks

Matt Yglesias and his Substack newsletter are thriving in Biden's Washington - The Washington Post very lucrative path toward the political center

Eschaton: The Straw Donors I wonder if this thread will be pulled by the prosecutors or left aside ... SBankmanF ... an enigmatic straw donor scheme to violate federal campaign finance laws.

The Mysterious Problem With Sam Bankman-Frieds Political DonationsAmong the charges against Sam Bankman-Fried is a strange one that he broke rules surrounding political donations.

Natalie Khawam and the Nantucket Strangulation Case Involving D.C. Notables - Air Mail The talk of the town in idyllic Nantucket is an allegation of strangulation that pits prominent D.C. figures against each other

The Hard Right Turn of Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" - Air Mail The former 60 Minutes foreign correspondent recently took a hard turn to the conspiratorial and anti-Semitic right. Is PTSD the cause, or is there something else?

I Love Raping You: What Andrew Tate Told Woman Who Accused Him of Rape police told her they believed her account, but authorities declined to prosecute.

TIL NBCs To Catch a Predator ended mostly due to a 56-year-old prosecutor killing themselves when Dateline and a team of law enforcement officers attempted to enter his home.

Boston traffic: How does it compare? ... The 134 hours of delays endured by the average Boston driver were just behind third-ranked Paris, where drivers in 2022 lost 138 hours on average due to traffic jams, the study found. Number two was Chicago, where motorists logged 155 hours in traffic. The worst of more than 1,000 major cities reviewed was London, where the average Brit was faced 156 hours of gridlock.

Researchers identify protein that helps skin cancer spread throughout the body : worldnews

Male suicides to female suicides ratio : MapPorn

Huntingtons Eight Civilizations from the book of Samuel Huntingtons The Clash of the Civilization (1996)

The Remarkable Emptiness of Existence - Nautilus The Remarkable Emptiness of Existence The void in the universe is alive ... They found that matter makes up only a minority contribution to the energy budget of the universe. Instead, most of the energy within the cosmos is contained in the vacuum, and that energy is dominating the future evolution of the universe ... Nothing contains all things. It is more precious than gold ... In our most advanced quantum theories, we can calculate the energy contained in the vacuum, and its infinite

The Ecological Catastrophe Youve Never Heard OfIn 12 minutes, a landslide, tsunami, and flood devastated a valley in Canada.

Intermittent Fasting according to the 16:8 regime over a fasting period of three months significantly improved several aspects of the QoL and decreased fatigue in healthy people, while maintaining a good safety profile. : science

OB What's a slang word/term that drives you insane? : AskReddit


The Last 8 Years Were the Hottest on Record : worldnews

California storms, flash floods kill 14; Montecito under evacuation - The Washington Post

History might repeat itself: Chinese ambassador warns Australia to be wary of Japan

Japan, U.S. to cooperate over next-generation nuclear reactors : worldnews

War game suggests Chinese invasion of Taiwan would fail at a huge cost to US, Chinese and Taiwanese militaries : anime_titties

China now perceives a likelihood that Russia will fail to prevail against Ukraine and emerge from the conflict a minor power, much diminished economically and diplomatically on the world stage, according to Chinese officials.
Beijing Fears Russia Becoming Minor Power Under Crazy Putin

China is suffering an estimated 5,000 unofficial deaths a day in brutal COVID-19 surge : worldnews
Satellite images show crowds at Chinas crematoriums as covid surges

Russia risks becoming a failed state in the next 10 years, analysts say : RussiaUkraineWar2022
Putin ally Patrushev says Russia is now fighting NATO in Ukraine : worldnews
Russian Officials Throw a Tantrum After U.S. Diplomat Calls Putin 'Small Man'

Another one bites the dust... : RussiaUkraineWar2022 Russias leading rocket specialist has died, the fourth key defence official to perish in less than three weeks.

Russia Ready to Withdraw from European Convention on Fighting Corruption : worldnews

Russian Oil Is Trading at a 50% Discount Due to Sanctions : worldnews

Camp for mobilised Russians burns down in Orenburg Oblast : worldnews

New intercepted call by Ukraine reveals Russian soldier saying hospitals in Russia are "overflowing" due to injured troops

Russian athlete declares Dubai to be Russian territory : RussiaUkraineWar2022

"How to become a cyborg" A sound clip of a crazy Russian woman talking about 'banderite cyborgs, injected with vaccines and taught black magic by Harry Potter in America. : RussiaUkraineWar2022

Armenia refuses to host Russia-led military drills : worldnews

US says Iran may be contributing to war crimes in Ukraine
Iran Police Ordered To Deal "Decisively" With Women Without Hijab : worldnews

Russian artillery fire down by nearly 75%, US officials say, in latest sign of struggles for Moscow | CNN Politics
The Ukrainian General Staff announces: "We have destroyed a Russian ship" : worldnews
UK Defense Ministry Says Russia Using Advanced Supersonic Combat Jet In Attacks On Ukraine : worldnews
Overmatch the Russians and they will back off. Former NATO Commander, General Sir Richard Shirreff, says we should 'escalate' our support for Ukraine because the quicker we do that thequicker the war will be over

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 321, Part 1 (Thread #462) : worldnews

Current Russian deaths. Thats only 6,000 short of US Vietnam deaths x 2. Yes, times two, and in less than a year of warfare. Absolute insanity

Soledar holds! Reinforcements arrived overnight and have stopped the Russian advance for now. : ukraine
Right now, heavy battles are going on to keep Soledar. The enemy does not pay attention to heavy losses and continues an active assault - Hanna Maliar. She reported that the approaches to our positions are strewn with the bodies of dead enemy soldiers, but our soldiers are courageously defending. : ukraine

A close-up map of the approximate situation around the city of Bakhmut.
Russian forces in Ukraine expanded trenches near the occupied city of Polohy (Zaporizhzhia Oblast) over the past week. Polohy is near the front line and has been under Russian control since March of 2022.

Sweden sees bigger Russian threat to telecoms, power network : worldnews

Czech Prime Minister personally signs T-72 tank that will be given to Ukraine : worldnews

Politico: France, Poland push Germany to hand over Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Paris is putting pressure on Germany to agree to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine ahead of a Franco-German summit on Jan. 22, Politico reported, citing an unnamed French official.

Uranium detected in package at Heathrow airport as counter-terror police launch investigation : worldnews
A post about that stupid thing ... Why? Because the modern is basically an ongoing battle about the meaning and value of the French revolution, and the entire concept of aristocracy is at the core of the wrong side of that battle. Keeping that concept alive, even in the farcical and Disneyfied form it takes in re the British royals, is actually bad.
Prince Harrys book Spare is fastest-selling non-fiction book ever
Bonkers Revelations From Prince Harrys Book, Ranked
Prince Harry Doesnt Spare Us the Details

Death Toll in Peru Rises to 46 Amid Extraordinary Violence - The New York Times : What happened yesterday was really a massacre,

Brazil Congress: Big pro-democracy rallies held to condemn rioters : worldnews
No amnesty!: Brazilian protests demand jail for rioters
What Drove a Mass Attack on Brazils Capital? Mass Delusion.Unlike past putsch attempts in Latin America, this one was driven by deeply rooted conspiracy theories.
Slashed canvas on a modern masterpiece, graffiti spray-painted on statues, a smashed Louis XIV clock: the horde of supporters of far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro who invaded Brasilia's hubs of power at the weekend ransacked everything in their path, including priceless works of art : worldnews
Brazils riot puts spotlight on close ties between Bolsonaro and Trump
The US Far Right Helped Stoke the Attack on Brazils Congress
Brazil riots: Arrests ordered for top officials after capital stormed : worldnews

Colombia VP says assassination bid foiled : worldnews

Joe Biden to visit Canada for first time since becoming U.S. president : worldnews
Canada finalizes agreement to buy 88 US F-35 fighter jets : worldnews

GOP prepares to battle itself over defense spending : politics

Treasurys Yellen to Stay On at Bidens Request as Showdown Over Debt Nears

Dems Blast House GOP for Bill Adding $114 Billion to Deficit By Enabling Tax Cheats : politics
CBO: GOPs IRS bill will add $114B to deficit
'87,000 IRS agents' is the zombie falsehood setting the House agenda

Republican-led House moving to investigate the investigators - The Washington Post

McCarthy's mysterious deal with the hard right - Republicans can't even agree on the existence of a document outlining the terms, and are doing their best to talk around the issue despite pledging transparency
House Republicans in the dark on McCarthys shadow document
Opinion: The deal McCarthy struck was an inexplicable act of self-destruction | CNN

GOP revives Holman Rules, allowing lawmakers to target federal agencies, employees - The Washington Post

GOP preemptively strikes down ethics probe into actions of four republicans : politics

How the Biden administration can slow the GOPs dangerous schemes
Jackpot777 comments on Republicans Signal Cuts To Social Security, Medicare With New House Majority (party of abuse)

There's a key difference between the classified documents found at a former Biden office and the ones Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago, national security expert says : politics
Eschaton: Pretending To Believe Them So much political coverage does involve reporters pretending to believe whatever bad faith nonsense Republicans are coming up with.
Ah well nevertheless -- CNN has been on this story for 50 minutes of the last 80 minutes of programming. it's unbelievable. we don't even know what happened yet or if Biden had any knowledge!

Trump ally Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed by federal prosecutors -source : politics

Fani Willis aggressively investigates Trump in Georgia's Fulton County - The Washington Post The Fulton County district attorneys aggressive pursuit of Trump and his allies could soon lead to criminal charges

Rep. Katie Porter announces U.S. Senate run for Feinstein's California seat - The Washington Post Porter will run in 2024 for the seat now held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat who has not said whether she will seek reelection
Hey Porter
Parker Molloy on Twitter: ""Ahead of Feinstein's decision" She. Will. Be. 90. Years. Old. On. Election. Day. What. "Decision." Are. We. Talking. About?" / Twitter
Bad and Getting Worse: Dianne Feinstein Is Losing Her Memory, Concerned Senate Sources Say

George Santos campaign paid staffer nearly $100k to pretend to be Kevin McCarthys chief of staff and get money from donors
Heres Every Single Lie Told by George Santos
N.Y. Lawmakers to Request House Ethics Investigation of George Santos : politics

Madison Cawthorn never bothered to hand over constituent casework to the successor who beat him and its now a gigantic mess

No Ronny, the the White Houses priority isnt to steal your gas stove (after WSJ propaganda)

Even After Midterm Losses, House Republicans Show No Inclination To Moderate On Abortion : politics

Heres the First Salvo in House Republicans War on Transgender People

Diamonds and RustMAGA media influencer Diamond is the latest sacrifice to the altar of Tucker Carlson: (anti-vax idiot dies of covid)
weird how all these covid deniers keep dying of covid, its almost as if the virus doesnt give a fuck about your stupid uninformed opinion

Eschaton: Crypto Shit Dday on how Gensler did prevent the banks from destroying the word (again) by betting on Crypto. This is what SBF and all his bought politicians were trying to change.

Elon Musks $182 billion net worth drop breaks Guinness World Record ... the Twitter owner demolished the previous record: a $58.6 billion loss by Japanese investor Masayoshi Son in 2000 ... Bezos ... Zuckertron ...
Exclusive: Surveillance Footage of Tesla Crash on SFs Bay Bridge Hours After Elon Musk Announces Self- Driving Feature" ... "rereally the difference between Tesla being worth a lot of money or worth basically zero"
Twitter bans @metrobusinfo account used by D.C.-area Metro system - The Washington Post The social media app suspended the @metrobusinfo account on Tuesday and gave Metro transit officials no explanation why (buy more Teslas)

Geena Davis on the Awful Abuse She Endured From Bill Murray -- The actress talks to Kara Swisher about her struggle to stand up for herself in Hollywood. (Murray is a psychotic asshole)

Suspect in custody after sixth shooting reported at New Mexico officialshomes, offices

UPS and the Package Wars - So why is a strike looming?

Study Finds "Direct Relationship" Between Marijuana Use and Objectively Fewer Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions : science

Over-40s on antibiotics nearly 50 per cent more likely to develop Crohn's disease - Researchers followed more than six million people in Denmark for more than 10 years and found that taking antibiotics was linked to an increase in risk of inflammatory bowel disease.

Pornography use tends to have a negative association with relationship stability, study finds : science

Working fewer hours is associated with higher life satisfaction, according to new research : science

Performing acts of kindness does at least as well as two commonly used therapeutic techniques in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety, 10-week study finds. (n=122). Acts of kindness was the only intervention that helped people feel more connected to others. : science


Once in 50,000-year comet may be visible to the naked eye : worldnews

Boston would normally see some of the coldest weather now. Where is winter? - The Boston Globe

New variant XBB.1.5 is most transmissible yet, could fuel covid wave

Philippines plan import of onions as inflation makes vegetable costlier than beef : worldnews

A wooden boat carrying nearly 200 Rohingya refugees, a majority of them women and children, landed on Indonesia's western coast on Sunday, police said. : worldnews

U.S. poised to extend Japan security umbrella into space : worldnews

China says it carried out combat drills around Taiwan again : worldnews
China wolf warrior diplomatic spokesperson Zhao moves to new role : worldnews

Putins Efforts to Divide the West Over Ukraine Fall Flat
Kremlin says new Western arms for Ukraine will deepen suffering
Russia backs banning of maps disputing official territorial integrity

No sign of casualties at site of strikes Russia says killed hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers : worldnews
Kremlin: confident that defence ministry report on Kramatorsk strike is correct : worldnews

Russias Only Aircraft Carrier Cant Even Propel Itself: Ukraine

Russian car insurance will no longer be valid on European roads. : worldnews

Authorities in an Indian Himalayan town have started moving hundreds of people to temporary shelters after a temple collapsed and cracks appeared in over 600 houses because of sinking of land. Residents of Joshimath started noticing cracks following a 2021 floods : worldnews
Air India embarrassed by urination scandal : worldnews

Pakistan set to dispatch 159 containers of ammunition to Ukraine : worldnews

Kenyan police have arrested more suspects over the killing of LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba, whose mutilated body was found on a roadside stuffed in a metal trunk : worldnews

UAE to teach about Holocaust in schools : worldnews

Cargo vessel runs aground in Suez Canal : worldnews

Protesters gather at Iranian prison in attempt to stop imminent executions
Metas Oversight Board tells company to allow death to Khamenei posts

Democracy in danger: Thousands of Israelis protest Netanyahu's new government
In Power With Netanyahu, Ultra-Orthodox Parties Chart Israels FutureBolstered by growth in numbers and political influence, ultra-Orthodox parties are pushing for greater autonomy, with potentially far-reaching implications for the country.
Israels Ben-Gvir tells police to remove Palestinian flags from public space
Israeli sanctions will lead to Palestinian Authoritys collapse, warns PM Shtayyeh

We need to give the Ukrainians everything that they need...why are we going to wait until the next increment in this war? asks Alexander Vindman. "We secure the United States by arming Ukraine to win and win as quickly as possible."
Great Britain is considering the possibility of supplying Kyiv with British Challenger 2 tanks
Russia and Ukraine exchange 50 soldiers each in prison release deal : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 320, Part 1 (Thread #461) : worldnews

Russian invaders attempt to storm Soledar but suffer losses and retreat : worldnews

Ukraine official says Russian cyberattacks on its energy network could equate to war crimes : worldnews

Statue of Russian scientist removed in Dnipro as Ukraine wipes away Soviet history : worldnews

Builders uncover Jewish WWII trove in yard in Poland : worldnews

Thousands protest against inflation in Paris : worldnews

Irish Countdown Begins for Virgin Orbit's 15M Cosmic Girl Launch at National Space Centre

Households burn cat litter to heat homes amid wood pellet shortage : worldnews

The Slow Death of Surveillance Capitalism Has Begun | WIRED UK A European Union ruling against Meta marks the beginning of the end of targeted ads.

Brazilian security forces wrested back control of Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday after a flood of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro's supporters stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital : worldnews
A cowardly and vile attack: Over 400 arrested afterBolsonaro supporters storm Brazils Congress
Lula declares security intervention in Brazil capital after Bolsonarista riot : worldnews
Lula vows to punish Brazilian Congress invaders : worldnews

Brazil investigates who led anti-democratic riots in capital : worldnews
Brazils top court removes Brasilia governor over pro-Bolsonaro riots
U.S. joins Portugal, Spain, France in expressing support for Lula amid riot at Brazil capitol : worldnews
The pro-Bolsonaro insurrection was patheticand, for now, has made President Lula stronger

Bolsonaros FL stay puts ball in Bidens court after Brasilia riots
Biden Condemns Assault on Democracy in Brazil
How Trumps allies stoked Brazil Congress attack
Of Course Steve Bannon and January 6 Fans Are Cheering on the Brazilian Insurrection : politics
Texas Democrat calls for US authorities to extradite Bolsonaro back to Brazil : politics
Donald Trump silent on Brazil as Republicans denounce capital storming : politics

Kevin McCarthy agreed to cut aid for Ukraine to secure enough votes to become Speaker of the US House of Representatives, reported The Telegraph (the Putin Caucus)

Russian trolls on Twitter had little influence on 2016 voters - The Washington Post (refucks don't use twitter, duh)

Biden signs bill to ensure "reasonable" phone rates for inmates : politics

70% of Americans are currently "generally pessimistic" about U.S. politics, shows CBS News poll : politics

Congress must listen to working families and overhaul healthcare, minimum wage and education Bernie Sanders : politics

If the Supreme Court strikes down student-loan forgiveness, it could havestartlingimplications, Biden says and set a strange legal precedent going forward

The speaker fight is over but the chaos is just beginning | CNN Politics
Republicans Prepare New Rules, but Fixing Congress Isnt So Easyprocedural plans of the new House Republican majority are likely to lead to more gridlock and legislative instability, not less.

Call it the Conspiracy Theory Congress: Things are about to get dangerously weird on Capitol Hill - With Kevin McCarthy as Speaker, House Republicans gear up to wage a two year war on reality itself : politics

Trump Says Biden Convinced Putin To Bomb Ukraine In Mar-a-Lago Campaign Speech

Judge Orders Unsealing of Broad Swaths of Donald Trumps Deposition in E. Jean Carroll Rape Case

65 percent of Republicans say loyalty to Trump is important: poll : politics

The 1/6 caucus does not want to make the House more "democratic"

At Proud Boys trial, U.S. aims to win another seditious conspiracy case : politics

Michigan attorney general re-opens criminal probe into fake electors for Trump : politics

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas desperately needs more money to address the border after spending millions on busing migrants to other parts of the country

2 handguns stolen outside Colorado Capitol from truck belonging to incoming GOP state representative : politics

6-year-old who shot teacher took the gun from his mother, police say : news

Specific outdoor air pollutants to asthma attacks in urban children. Asthma attacks had a non-viral cause in nearly 30% of children, two to three times the proportion seen in non-urban children, according to previously published reports : science

US Safety Agency to Consider Ban on Gas Stoves Amid Health Fears

US Farmers win right to repair John Deere equipment : news
US Farmers win right to repair John Deere equipment : technology

Opinion | Temple Grandin: Society Is Failing Visual Thinkers, and That Hurts Us All - The New York Times

Opinion | The Dystopia We Fear Is Keeping Us From the Utopia We Deserve - The New York Times

Noma, Rated the Worls Best Restaurant, Is Closing Its Doors ... fine dining at the highest level, with its grueling hours and intense workplace culture, has hit a breaking point

A Hamline Adjunct Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job. - The New York Times After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.

How DEI Is Supplanting Truth as the Mission of American Universities

Opinion | Football Is Deadly, but Not for the Reasons You Think - The New York Times ... chronic heart disease and the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries have robbed countless players of their health, their happiness, and even their lives, but do not receive the same medical or cultural attention because they happen away from the cameras.

TIL about "Terminal Lucidity." The unexpected return of mental clarity and memory shortly before the death of patients suffering from severe psychiatric and neurologic disorders : todayilearned

Gen-Xers, whats a trivial inconvenience that was effectively eliminated in your lifetime?

What is the most fucked up thing that happened in reddit ? : AskReddit


Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes near Vanuatu - USGS : worldnews

Space-Based Solar Power Hardware Was Just Launched Into Orbit for Testing : technology

San Francisco has experienced the wettest 10-day period since 1871, says NWS : news
California hit by more storms, braces for potential floods : news

Deep overturning circulation collapses with strong warming, which could cause a "disaster" in the worlds oceans.

Holy grail wheat gene discovery could feed our overheated world

(89) Why 97% of Namibia is Empty - YouTube

What we know about the XBB.1.5 COVID variant sweeping the Northeast | The Hill
Canadian health authorities are expressing growing concern over Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 as 'Kraken' cases are emerging in Atlantic Canada

Malaysia landslide: Civil servant arrested for allegedly stealing items from victims : worldnews

Concern over 27.8% positive tests at Taiwan airport : worldnews
Taiwan Working on Its Own Starlink Due to China Invasion Fears : worldnews

China-made mRNA COVID-19 vaccine starts trial production : worldnews
China abandons its Covid Zero policy and reopens its borders after nearly three years of isolation

Almost enough to make you believe in divine intervention: Russians have been gloating about Europe freezing this winter. Instead, the continent is basking in unseasonally high temperatures while the whole of Russia is hit by brutally cold weather : UkrainianConflict

Yet more from Russias State TV New Years Eve celebration, featuring a message from Solovyov and delusional jokes about Russian gas.

Russia insists it is observing Ukraine ceasefire despite Kyiv attacks : worldnews
Russia launches strikes in Ukraine in violation of self-declared ceasefire : worldnews
Moscow ends self-proclaimed ceasefire, vows to press ahead in Ukraine : worldnews

Medvedev calls for warships with hypersonic missiles to be stationed near Washington, DC : worldnews

Defence Intelligence: A new wave of mobilization in the Russian Federation will affect residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg : worldnews

Reuters reporting Russian claim that 600 UA soldiers were killed in attack in Kramatorsk. : worldnews
Deadly assault didn't happen, Ukraine says, after Russia claims it killed 600 : ukraine

Russian National Guard shoots occupiers who were about to surrender themselves up to captivity in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Dmitri on Twitter: "Previously, military bloggers already spoke about this, in fact stating that whole battalions of artillerymen have been formed into infantry, rendering their training meaningless." / Twitter

A Russian propaganda video was released about an American who cannot find an ordinary girl in his homeland among dozens of incomprehensible genders. In the finale, he arrives in Moscow with golden domes and girls ready to do anything. : RussiaUkraineWar2022

Russian airliner lands safely in Moscow after declaring emergency - Tass : worldnews

Another trainload of Russian soldiers arrives in Belarus : worldnews
Belarus legalizes pirated movies, music and software from "unfriendly countries" : worldnews

US backs Pakistan in confronting cross-border attacks from Afghanistan : worldnews

40 people killed, dozens injured in bus crash in Senegal : worldnews

Gas supply to Turkey from an Iranian pipeline is down 70 percent due to a fault in the Iranian network, Turkish state energy company BOTAS says : worldnews

Iran condemned for executing two men over alleged crimes during protests : worldnews
Iran arrests journalist who interviewed death-row inmates families
Netherlands summons Iranian ambassador again over executions : worldnews

Report: Lebanon urging Hezbollah to prevent local Hamas cell from attacking Israel : worldnews

Outgoing Israel Bar Association chief Avi Himi says that a judicial overhaul announced this week by new Justice Minister Yariv Levin would turn Israel into a dictatorship
Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against new government, judicial overhaul plans : worldnews
Thousands of Israelis protest new governments policies
U.S. stresses need for "independent institutions" as Israel seeks to weaken judiciary : worldnews
Israel reportedly revokes Palestinian foreign ministers travel permit over UN move
Palestinians accuse Israel of training spy cows - report : worldnews ... They are with Moosad

A Wonderful Christmas Present: Zelenskyy Praises US Military Package
U.S. Top of the Line Weapon Will Help Change theWar: Ukraine Ambassador

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 319, Part 1 (Thread #460) : worldnews

Russian military death toll in Ukraine rises to 111,170 : worldnews

Now Fighting for Ukraine: Volunteers Seeking Revenge Against Russia - The New York Times Chechens, Crimean Tatars and people from the former Soviet republics, all with deep historical grievances against Moscow, are eagerly taking up arms for Kyiv.

Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robots : worldnews

In Luhansk region, partisans destroy railway line Russians use to deliver military equipment : worldnews
Ukraine PM says Russia has created worlds largest mine field in Ukraine

(2/4) The way Russia has worked on improving defences suggests commanders are highly likely pre-occupied with the potential for major Ukrainian offensive action in two sectors: either in northern Luhansk Oblast, or in Zaporizhzhia.
(4/4) Deciding which of these threats to prioritise countering is likely one of the central dilemmas for Russian operational planners.

Russian forces hit Kramatorsk overnight using missiles, 8 multi-storey residential buildings damaged : worldnews
Russians use prohibited incendiary ammunition to attack Kherson city : worldnews
(((Tendar))) on Twitter: "Explosions at the Hydromash factory in Melitopol. Russians use this area as barracks and videos confirm a lot of secondary explosions. #Ukraine #Zaporizhzhia #Melitopol" / Twitter
Russian forces may use the potential detonation of the dam as an excuse to deport the local population and attempt to accuse Ukraine of blowing up the dam, the National Resistance Center wrote.

Russias unusual laser devices fall into Ukrainian hands

Roman Abramovich transferred superyachts and private jets worth $4 billion to his children just before the Ukraine invasion, report says : worldnews

Police open more than 57,300 criminal proceedings over Russian crimes in Ukraine : worldnews
London to host international meeting on alleged war crimes in Ukraine : worldnews
Fear still remains: Ukraine finds sexual crimes where Russian troops ruled Investigators uncover widespread evidence of abuse by Moscows forces, incl rape and forced nudity. Kremlin officials have repeatedly denied accusations of rights violations
The girls cut their hair and made their faces dirty - Life under Russian occupation

NATO declines Serbias request to deploy its troops in Kosovo

Sweden says Turkey is asking too much over NATO application : worldnews
Haavisto: "Finland is not in such a hurry to join Nato that it can't wait for Sweden" | News | Yle Uutiset. : worldnews

Poland signs deal to buy 2nd batch of U.S. Abrams tanks : worldnews
Polish town replaces anti-LGBT resolution with anti-discrimination declaration amid EU funding threat : worldnews

Germany: Man suspected of planning serious act of violence
Iranian planning chemical weapons attack arrested in Germany : worldnews

Italian pleads guilty to manuscript scam that shook literary world : worldnews

Benedict's Burial Leaves Francis Alone, and Unbound - Liberal supporters of Francis, a pope never shy about exercising power, now anticipate a late-breaking season of change.

Russia must face tribunal for crime of aggressionin Ukraine, say UK cross-party leaders
Rishi Sunak considered union ban for thousands of key staff in the United Kingdom - leaked emails

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters storm National Congress 01/08/2023
The Brazilian copycat insurrectionists even have their own Qanon Shaman : pics
Our far right idiots inspire other far right idiots : PoliticalHumor
Brazilian Amazon deforestation up 150% in Bolsonaro's last month : worldnews

Very deadly double agent Ana Montes who spied for Cuba is freed after 20 years in jail | US News

Honduras extends, expands state of emergency meant to fight crime : worldnews

One dead, 57 injured in accident on Mexico City metro : worldnews

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics

IRS targeted poorest taxpayers while millionaires went mostly unscathed in 2022: report : politics

Judge rejects Trumps motion to dismiss New York AGs lawsuit

Trump claims Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt was shot by a lunatic for no reason - Remarks came on anniversary of January 6

Remember how the GOP was all past Trump now?

GOP Rep. Scott Perry, subject of Jan. 6 probes, declines to recuse himself from looking into those investigations : politics

Kevin McCarthy Debacle Is an Insurrection by Other Means The GOPs Kevin McCarthy Debacle Is an Insurrection by Other Means - Two years after January 6, Republicans are still locked in a battle for personal political power ... Reps. Andy Biggs and Scott Perry, two Republican House members leading the effort to block Rep. Kevin McCarthys bid to become speaker, were among four GOP members of Congress referred to the House Ethics Committee for their roles in Donald Trumps efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Rep. Jim Jordan, who Republican holdouts briefly tried to install as an alternative speaker this week, was also referred by the House January 6 Committee; so was McCarthy himself. (what was at stake when Dems released all they could after the election)

Its Tempting to Laugh at McCarthys Struggles, but History Shows That This Type of Chaos Is Not a Joke
Kevin McCarthy won the House speakership. Now the country will pay the price
How McCarthy got his poisoned chalice

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene passed a phone with Donald Trump on the line to an anti-McCarthy rebel on the House floor : politics

Liz Cheney posts eerie Trump quote after McCarthy thanks former president : politics

Boeberts backers urge her to tone down the nasty rhetoric

It's going to be dirty: Republicans gear up for attack on Hunter Biden

Racism rebranded: how far-right ideology feeds off identity politics : politics

From Gingrich to McCarthy, the Roots of Governance by ChaosMr. Gingrich began the zero-sum politics that mutated into the brand of the Tea Party and Trump M.A.G.A. Republicans and that presaged the raucous speaker battle in the House.

DeSantis seeks conservative overhaul at Florida liberal-arts college : politics

Advocates say debate over anti-trans legislation will harm young Texans, even if bills dont pass
Worst anti-trans bill I have ever seen: States target transgender health care in first bills of 2023
Senator introduces bill to regulate drag shows, limit hours of operation in Arizona : politics

Christian Walker:Predator Matt Schlapp Should Resign From CPAC

George Santos: The latest and lamest product of the normalization of lying (
George Santos accused of flashing white power symbol during House speaker vote : politics

Brand New Florida GOP Rep. Cory Mills Jokes About Vicious Attack On Paul Pelosi : politics

Shootings Reported at Homes and Offices of 5 New Mexico Democrats : politics

Search for Texas vigilante who fatally shot robbery suspect carrying fake gun : news

Condition of teacher shot by child improving - BBC News : news
Elementary student describes lockdown horror at Virginia school where police say a 6-year-old shot a teacher | CNN : news

Conservatives take aim at tenure for university professors : politics (they hate education)

A Hamline Adjunct Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job. - The New York Times After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece

Could robots do the work of master marble sculptors? This one is "99%" there, according to its creator. - CBS News (2023 : Year of AI, Robots and Drones)

As more automakers put factory features behind paywall, were racing towards a bleak future

Fungi that cause serious lung infections are now found throughout the U.S : news

40% of children and 48% of adults have multiple food allergies, according to a study. Comorbidities and healthcare utilization increased with the number of allergies. Four phenotypes were identified: milk/egg, seafood, peanut/tree nut, and multi-food. : science - The study says among people with food allergies, 40% of children and 48% of adults have multiple food allergies.

Research team that has designed a tiny implantable device that helps kill cancer. The device is a therapeutic sponge the size of a pencil eraser and was shown to drive tumors into remission, eliminate metastasis, prevent the growth of new tumors and result in longer survival in mice : science

Sons from wealthy families are more likely than daughters to get secondary education. Daughters from poor families are more likely than sons to get secondary education. : science

Abortion associated with lower psychological distress compared to both adoption and unwanted birth, study finds : science

ReverendDizzle comments on TIL more than 1 in 10 Americans have no close friends. The share of Americans who have zero close friends has been steadily rising. From 3% of the population in 1991 to 12% in 2021. The share who have 10 or more close friends has also fallen - from 33% to 13%. ... "the Third Place" ...

Mystery of why Roman buildings have survived so long has been unraveled, scientists say : technology They found that white chunks in the concrete, referred to as lime clasts, gave the concrete the ability to heal cracks that formed over time.

[serious] For atheists, why dont you believe in God?

What is something that was successfully scrubbed from the Internet? : AskReddit

What are some red flags in an interview that reveals the job is toxic? : AskReddit

ELI5 : My 7yo son asked me if his baby sister (1F) was aware of the fact that she was alive (not his exact words of course but the idea is there). I told him it was a difficult question to answer and that I'll get back to him. How can I answer this in a way he would understand? : explainlikeimfive

Men of reddit, what is love? : AskReddit

Gay people of Reddit, what was the moment it clicked yeah Im gay


A green comet that takes about 50,000 years to complete its full orbit around the sun will come closest to Earth for the first time since the Stone Age : worldnews

Compound extreme heat and drought will hit 90% of world population - Oxford study

Britain produced record amount of wind power in 2022 -- wind farms contributed 26.8% of the countrys electricity, up from 21.8% in 2021

A vulture decides to rest his wings and hitch a ride with a paraglider : gifs

Russian couple who trespassed into Merdeka 118 tower have no Malaysia entry or exit records: Reports : worldnews

Taiwan says about 20 percent of arrivals from China test positive for COVID : worldnews

China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics : worldnews
Jack Ma will relinquish ownership of Chinas Ant Group, the company claims

Putin violates his own Christmas ceasefire in Ukraine : worldnews
Lone Putin observes Christmas at Kremlin church : worldnews
Putin is so terribly concerned about being assassinated that no one was allowed into the Kremlin's Annunciation Cathedral for the Christmas ceremony
Putin praises Russian Orthodox Church for backing troops in Ukraine : worldnews

New Russian propaganda video to get the mobilized motivated. : RussiaUkraineWar2022

Anton Gerashchenko on Twitter: "Russian soldier says that he is not going to observe any ceasefires and is setting out to kill Ukrainians. Everything as predicted." / Twitter
During the nine years of the war, the Russian Federation has never adhered to the ceasefire agreements. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar.

Russia preparing to mobilise extra 500,000 conscripts, claims Ukraine | Russia | The Guardian : worldnews
Russia plans to mobilize another 500,000 troops in January-February in addition to the 300,000 that were mobilized in October 2022

Russia spends 8 mn to select quality material for adoption among Ukrainian children: report

Feher_Junior on Twitter: "Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov published an updated infographic on the number of Russian missiles. It shows that the Russians have only 19% of strategic high-precision missiles, about 78% of tactical missiles. They also have only 12% of Iranian drones left.#UkraineRussiaWar" / Twitter

Six journalists arrested over footage of South Sudan president wetting himself : worldnews

One of "the world's most wanted" human traffickers caught, Interpol says : worldnews

Wikipedia admin jailed for 32 years after alleged Saudi spy infiltration : worldnews
Wikipedia owner denies Saudi infiltration claim : worldnews

Iran demonstrators vow to continue protests despite ongoing crackdowns : worldnews
Iran executes karate champion and volunteer children's coach amid crackdown on protests | CNN
Top Iranian Sunni cleric says torture of protesters un-Islamic : worldnews

Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus new government, regarded as the most right-wing in Israeli history. Protesters brandished signs with slogans including Democracy in danger and Together against fascism and apartheid

Time is not on Ukraines side - Condoleezza Rice and Robert M. Gates

Belarus has no future as independent country - Kyiv Defense Commander : worldnews

Zelensky imposes sanctions on Russian, pro-Russian celebrities. The list covers many people who support Russias war against Ukraine, ranging from TV pundits to athletes and singers.
German-made Gepard system shoots down 80 Russian/Iranian drones over Kyiv this week : ukraine

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 318, Part 1 (Thread #459) : worldnews

Losses of the russian army as of 07.01.2023 : ukraine

Dr Mengele, chief Wagner torturer, reported captured by Ukraine. She should go straight to The Hague. No prisoner swap for herMajor story if confirmed

Russians didn't even last one night after taking Soledar Salt mine. : ukraine
Less than 24hrs later.. Wagner walks back on claims they took Soledar or the Salt Mine. : UkraineWarVideoReport
AFU tricked Orcs to move into Soledar only to use the underground tunnel network to attack the Orcs from behind. Taking the Ruzzians that already moved their artillery in completely by suprise. : ukraine
Border guards stop Russias attack near Bakhmut, eliminatecommander

Russians take 300 children from Donetsk and Luhansk regions to Moscow : worldnews

Russians force 3,000 employees of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to obtain Russian passports : worldnews

Norway Replaces Russia As Germanys Top Gas Supplier

NEXTA on Twitter: "#Germany has provided more than 12 billion euros of support to #Ukraine and will continue this course in 2023 This was announced in the office of the head of the German government following a telephone conversation between Olaf Scholz and Volodymyr Zelenskyy." / Twitter
Germany says EU decisions should not be blocked by individual countries : worldnews
Germany Moves Forward with Tank Deliveries to Ukraine : worldnews

Ultra-right march banned as Paris braces for return of the Yellow Vests : worldnews

Hidden Chinese tracking device found in UK Government car sparks national security fears
Brexit: thousands of Britons expelled from EU since end of transition period : worldnews

Jair Bolsonaro wrecked Brazils presidential palace, TV report suggests |

Extradition of El Chapo son to the US halted after 29 killed in arrest operation

Canadians in Mazatlan still barricaded in hotel amid Mexican cartel violence : worldnews
5 students shot, 1 killed at shopping center near Edmondson High School, say police : news

Russian hackers targeted 3 US nuclear research labs: report : worldnews
Late-Night Thoughts On Republicans And Russia

In 2022, the IRS Went After the Very Poorest Taxpayers : politics

Millions of workers are subject to noncompete agreements. They could soon be banned : politics

How about some good news on abortion rights for once?

Two years after the Jan. 6 riot, key GOP lawmakers go unpunished : politics
Special Counsel Could Decide On Trump Charges Soon With New Records Trove: Report : politics
Trump accused in lawsuit of causing wrongful death of Officer Brian Sicknick in US Capitol attack : politics
Trump Battles On Truth Social To Make Voting As Inconvenient As Possible : politics
Ashli Babbitts mother arrested on Capitol riot anniversary

Proposed GOP select panel would be empowered to review ongoing criminal investigations

McCarthy Wins Speakership on 15th Vote After Concessions to Hard Right : politics
Kevin McCarthy finally became Speaker of the House after one last shocking meltdown. Heres how it all happened.
Megathread: The US House of Representatives Selects Kevin McCarthy as Speaker : politics

Can't wait to see who the new Speaker is... in July : PoliticalHumor

Some Republicans Walked Out In Disgust During Rep. Matt Gaetzs Floor Speech
Mike Rogers restrained in angry confrontation with Matt Gaetz over speaker vote : politics
Sex Trafficking Row Helped Fuel Gaetzs Hatred for McCarthy
Its personal, not business
Watch McCarthy confront Gaetz on House floor as fiasco continues : politics
The Moment When Tempers Really Got Out of Control on the House Floor : politics
What we learned from the McCarthy struggles to become speaker - The Washington Post

Fox News host calls GOP mutineers against McCarthy'insurrectionistsand then hurriedly walks back the barb
The Never Kevin Chaos Is Tearing Fox News Apart | The never-ending House speaker vote has further divided Republicans, but it has also exposed a giant rift within Fox News, with Tucker openly calling one colleague a 'moron'

House Speaker Fight Shows Election Deniers Who Tried To Overthrow Democracy Still Control GOP | Trump coup accomplices Jim Jordan and Scott Perry have become two of the GOPs biggest powerbrokers.

Burning down the House - The most practically significant concession Kevin McCarthy made to get his lusted-for Speakership involves the enormously important role the House Rules Committee plays in advancing legislation:

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Gets Laughs And Cheers For Alphabet Stunt After Kevin McCarthy Win : politics

George Santos displays hand gesture used by far-right : politics
George Santos sworn into Congress amid multiple campaign probes

Conservative leader Matt Schlapp is accused of fondling a male campaign staffer in Georgia : politics

Coward Josh Hawley mocked by Senate rival for fleeing Capitol mob he incited | Democrat Lucas Kunce saysI swear this coward is always running from something as he announces bid to challenge key Republican
It's still not clear what the Senate Ethics Committee is doing with a 2-year-old January 6 probe into Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley : politics

Judges rule South Carolina racially gerrymandered U.S. House district : politics

Majority of 16k canceled PA mail-in ballots were from Dems : politics

Katie Porter weighs Senate bid launch as Feinstein stays mum : politics

5th Circuit tortures statutory language to enable more mass killings

Oklahoma Republican files bill ending corporal punishment for students with disabilities : politics (Fucklahoma)

GOP lawmaker wants to force young trans adults to de-transition. The billsauthor said he did not speak to a single transgender person before writing it.
Dozens of New State Bills Show Startling Evolution of Anti-Trans Legislation (haters gotta find objects for their hatred)

A College Fired a Professor for Showing a Painting of Muhammad. Now, It Could Lose Its Accreditation. : politics

Montana lawmaker wants to revisit idea of reservations : politics

On Musk's Twitter, users looking to sell and trade child sex abuse material are still easily found = A review conducted by NBC News found dozens of accounts and hundreds of tweets claiming to sell child sexual abuse material.
Elon Musk attorneys try to move trial from California to Texas, citing local negativity

A Breach at LastPass Has Password Lessons for Us All : technology

The Hottest Gen Z Gadget Is a 20-Year-Old Digital Camera : technology

Heres what 2023 has in store, as predicted by experts in 1923

Real Magic | Lauren Collee Transcendental Meditation through the eyes of its most devoted illusionist

Widening Highways Doesnt Fix Traffic. So Why Do We Keep Doing It?

An Exclusive Look Inside the Idaho Murders: Part I - Air Mail The Eyes of a Killer : Baffled by the gruesome murder of four University of Idaho students, investigators put out a call for help. Thousands of tips poured in -- as well as one very promising lead

Houston robbery suspect shot to death by customer in taqueria on Gessner, police say : news

2 Men Accidentally Set Themselves on Fire Trying to Burn Down an Immigration Center Video shows both the men running away from the fire they set with their clothing in flames.

Former police officer who fed junior high class cupcakes laced with his DNA sentenced to life in prison : news ("DNA")

6-year-old shot teacher at Newport News, Virginia, elementary school, police say : news ... not an accident ...
Police: 6-year-old shoots teacher in Virginia classroom | AP News

Texas woman kidnapped by Bumble date and repeatedly assaulted for nearly a week after she denied his sexual advances, police say - CBS News

Former porn star Ron Jeremy to be declared incompetent to stand trial for rape : news

TIL during sex men burn 101 calories on average while women burn 69 : todayilearned

Damar Hamlins Collapse Highlights the Violence Black Men Experience in Football

Throughout the past 250,000 years, the average age that humans had children is 26.9. Fathers were consistently older (at 30.7 years on average) than mothers (at 23.2 years on average) but that age gap has shrunk : science

TIL During the Second Punic War, it's been suggested that upwards of 300,000 Roman soldiers were killed by Hannibals army. At the Battle of Cannae alone, about 20% of Rome's fighting age men were killed (up to 70k), and by the end of the war, 1 in 6 of Romes adult male population was dead

Do people that frequently have Lipomas and other types of benign tumors have a higher chance of developing cancer in the future? : askscience

Study Shows Cannabinoids Significantly Improve Chronic Pain and Sleep : science

A Total Amateur May Have Just Rewritten Human History With Bombshell Discovery : worldnews ... TL, DR: Cave paintings were hunting calendars

Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable? | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia ... Previously disregarded as merely evidence of sloppy mixing practices, or poor-quality raw materials, the new study suggests that these tiny lime clasts gave the concrete a previously unrecognized self-healing capability ... Hot mixing, the team has now concluded, was actually the key to the super-durable nature.

How does DNA encode 3d space/information? : askscience

Have you ever read a book that has made you doubt your beliefs? : books

Whats a serious event in the world that few people know about? : AskReddit

What are some behaviours that scream unintelligence? : AskReddit

What did your crush do that completely ruined your infatuation for them? : AskReddit

Men of Reddit, how do you feel about dating a woman who is a few inches taller than you? : AskReddit


Study predicts demise of European glaciers by 2100 if no action taken : worldnews

Great Salt Lake will disappear in 5 years without massive emergency rescue scientists say | CNN (anti-climate change refucks in Utah)

US approves honey bee vaccine developed in Finland : worldnews

An international research team may have found a way to save the northern white rhinoceros, perhaps the worldsmost critically endangered mammal as only two, both female, are known to exist

Japan minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes : worldnews

Seoul: Kims daughter reveal hints at prolonged family rule

North Korea drone entered no-fly zone near Yoons office, South says : worldnews

China Covid: Celebrity deaths spark fears over death toll : worldnews ... announced only 22 Covid deaths since December (Xi's Zero-Truth)
China Covid: Young people self-infect as fears for elderly grow : worldnews

Kremlin: Russia to announce brief truce in Ukraine for Christmas : worldnews
Ukraine says Russia cease-fire offer is a trick
The Kremlin does not have enough money for the war in Ukraine: Bloomberg journalists revealed a new source : worldnews ... 80% of the money that was supposed to be spent on the war against Ukraine was stolen by Russian officials.

Large-scale fire breaks out at Belarus MTZ tractor factory in St. Petersburg, two people dead : worldnews

Leak reveals Roman Abramovichs billion-dollar trusts transferred before Russia sanctions

Russian teen may face years in jail for reposting criticism of Putins war

Journalists reveal training site in Russia for Shahed UAV operators : worldnews

Russia sends more troops to Belarus as fears of new attack grow : worldnews

Taliban Seal Afghan Oil Deal With China : worldnews

Edwin Chiloba: LGBTQ activist found dead in Kenya : worldnews

Ukraine must accept loss of territories for dialogue, Putin tells Erdogan

15 Iranian women start hunger strike against regimes prison conditions
Disabled Iranian Protester Handed Death Sentence (Iran) : worldnews

We must prepare for new conscripts from Russia in January and at the beginning of February@ZelenskyyUa
US includes 50 Bradleys in new $2.8 billion weapons package to Ukraine : worldnews
Germany to follow US, provide Ukraine with Patriot missile system: Statement : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 317, Part 1 (Thread #458) : worldnews

1/6/23 Numbers : UkraineWarVideoReport

Russians prepare terrorist attacks in churches in occupied territories for Christmas (false flag / propaganda)

Ukrainian woman suspected of guiding Russian strikes on Kharkiv freed on bail : worldnews
Russians attack Kherson fire stations second day in a row: casualties reported : worldnews
Russians attack Kramatorsk, hit apartment building : worldnews

OSINTtechnical on Twitter: "NATO RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, Soviet Buk TELAR." / Twitter

ISW on Twitter: "2/ As @thestudyofwar has previously observed, the Kremlin has weaponized discussions of Eastern Orthodox Christianity to accuse Kyiv of oppressing religious liberties in #Ukraine." / Twitter
ISW on Twitter: "4/ These measures are not efforts to suppress religious liberties in Ukraine but rather are aimed at explicitly pro-Kremlin elements of the Russian Orthodox Church that have materially, politically, and spiritually supported Russian aggression against Ukraine." / Twitter

A close-up map of the approximate situation around the city of Bakhmut.
Reuters: US believes Putin ally Prigozhin wants control of salt, gypsum mines in Bakhmut. The U.S. thinks Putins close ally Prigozhin, head of Wagner Group, sent his troops to Bakhmut because of an interest in salt and gypsum mines, Reuters reports, citing a U.S. official.

Serbian president rejects calls for sanctions against Russia : worldnews (ZZerbia)

Inflation in the eurozone falls back to single digits as downward trend continues : worldnews

Violent far-right communities are growing online, Europol says : technology

France suspends internet sales of paracetamol as stocks dwindle : worldnews

Union fury as Rishi Sunak unveils anti-strike laws for minimum service levels

Arrest of El Chapos son Ovidio Guzman throws Mexico into chaos ahead of Biden visit
Deadly riots grip Mexican state after drug arrest - BBC News : worldnews
Drug Cartel Members Shoot At Mexican Army And Aeromexico Aircraft At Culiacan International Airport : worldnews

Why Are So Many People Dying? Reaping the Anti-Vaxx Whirlwind. : politics (no, Hasids are not 'liberal' but go ahead and bothsides)

Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 in December, as strong jobs market tops expectations : politics
U.S. Employers Added 223,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment Fell to 3.5% - WSJ

McCarthys Speaker Proposal Tees Up $75 Billion Defense Cut (Putin caucus)
Liz Cheney slams McCarthy for caving to the pro-Russia MAGA mob and agreeing to dramatically cut U.S. defense spending in exchange for speakership : UkrainianConflict
McCarthy agrees to support Putins war against Ukraine and to default on the debt in order to become Speaker of the House

Why C-SPAN's Camera Work Is Suddenly So Interesting - For decades, the network has asked to be able to film all of what happens in the House chamber, not just the person speaking. Thanks to the Kevin McCarthy Speaker battle, it is finally happening, in all its chaotic glory.

McCarthy will probably grind this out to preside over efforts to tank the worlds economy ... while Republicans are the prime villains in the coming attempt to use blackmail to gut Social Security, Manchin, Sinema, and every other current or recent Democratic legislator who thought it was appropriate to leave the debt ceiling lying around like a loaded weapon for Republicans to use are accessories before the fact.
House adjourns as McCarthy tries to get final speaker votes: live updates - The Washington Post
House adjourns for night after McCarthy fails 11th speaker vote : politics
U.S. House brawl over McCarthy raises worries about Republican governance : politics
Policy demands, personal animus and more: Meet the McCarthy resistance - The Washington Post
No Tears for Kevin McCarthy - The Atlantic It would be better for everyone if his candidacy for House speaker failed.

Could Hakeem Jeffries become speaker if six Republicans flip? What we know : politics

The McCarthy speaker circus is a good argument for voting Democrat : politics
AOC says Republican chaos shows how reasonable progressives like the Squad are : politics

Chinese State Media Mocks GOP's House Speaker 'Chaos'

Ginni Thomas Leaps Into House Speaker Battle Against Kevin McCarthy : politics

Matt Gaetz Threatens to Resign Over McCarthys Speaker Fight
Ilhan Omars reaction when approached by Matt Gaetz goes viral ... She looks like she just smelled bad fart,

Friday is 2nd Anniversary of Capitol Insurrection : politics
Exploring the threats to democracy that remain two years after Jan. 6 : politics

2 years after Jan. 6 attack, DOJ yet to decide on holding Trump accountable : politics
How Trumps Missing Call Logs Could Become His Nixon Tapes
Portrait of a dark day in American history: We now have a full picture of what Trump did on January 6. Here it is : politics
The Capitol attack was a massive failure by law enforcement and intelligence.
Two years after US Capitol attack, investigation into Trump and insurrection enters new phase | CNN Politics
The feds say theyre in for the long haul in the Jan. 6 investigation. There is a time limit.

All I did was testify: Republican who defied Trump will get presidential medal | Rusty Bowers is one of 12 people who took risks to protect US democracy who will be honored on anniversary of January 6

Enablers, line-straddlers and quiet resisters: How GOP lawmakers contributed to Jan. 6 - POLITICO Jan. 6 panel members released mountains of evidence that painted a detailed picture of their GOP colleagues just as theyre taking the House majority .. House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), were among the handful of true believers in Trumps efforts.

Corporations have given over $50 million to the Sedition Caucus : politics

Head of CPAC and chief organizer of the Brooks Brothers riots sexually assaults man

Religiously, Congress doesnt reflect modern America, Pew finds Police and the Press
A Wall Street Journal reporter was handcuffed by police while standing outside a Chase Bank. The newspaper is demanding answers : news The bystander filming was also threatened with arrest.

Albuquerque police investigating 5 shootings involving elected officials in the past month : politics
Five Democratic politicians homes or offices have been shot at in Albuquerque

It never stops: killings by US police reach record high in 2022

Tesla cuts prices in China, other Asian markets as sales falter | Reuters

U.S. securities regulator probes FTX investors due diligence -sources

Intellectual history : The Year in Review: Best of 2022 - JHI Blog

Redditors, what is the most fucked up thing you have ever done? : AskReddit


Half of Earths glaciers could melt even if key warming goal is met, study says | New research suggests that even at 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming above preindustrial levels, the Earth will lose nearly half of its glaciers

UK saw hottest-ever year in 2022 as Europes climate warms

Low water levels have created an energy crisis at the worlds largest dam ... Zambia and Zimbabwe

10,075 confirmed cases and 129 deaths in a week. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass.

Australia to buy long-range HIMARS missile system from United States after Ukraine praises weapon's effectiveness against Russia - ABC News : worldnews

Taiwan expands sanctions against Russia, Belarus : worldnews

Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID brings more sick : worldnews
Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID-19 spreads : worldnews

Russias hypersonic missile-armed ship to patrol global seas
Russia Is Afraid of Western Psychic Attacks : worldnews < br /> Russia Fears Western Psychic Attacks Pseudoscience and mysticism are common among the Moscow elite.

Different places but same old faces the actors Putin uses in his staged events debunked - extra info in comments
Anton Gerashchenko on Twitter: ""Why she was presented with an award, 'captain Sidorenko' never fully understood." Actors who play Putin's crowds (see photo) are now awarded." / Twitter
This might be the bizarre "highlight" of the nutritious New Years Eve show on Russia's biggest state propaganda channel. The host is trying to be funny and mocks Ukraine and the West for having no Russian gas anymore. Translated by @JuliaDavisNews (Twitter) ... What a bad acid trip. The lack of self awareness is truly amazing. What a shitshow ... turbo cringe ... (Putin's fantasyland is a dumb TV show with bad actors)

Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed another base of Putins army: 20 officers were killed, more than 800 invaders "disappeared" (

Conflict between Shoigu and Prigozhin has gone so far that it doesntallow Wagners forces to perform combat missions

Chief of Wagner PMC releases first group of criminals who fought in Ukraine, lifting all convictions : worldnews
Dont Rape Any Broads: Putins Chef Proudly Unleashes His Prison Fighters
Anger in Russia After Prisoners Called up to War Released Back Into Society : worldnews
Prigozhin releases the first batch of Wagners convict recruits who managed to survive for 6 months in Ukraine back into their hometowns, instructing Russian police to treat these men with the greatest respect.Will they become the new oprichniks as Russia spins into darkness

Russian blame game breaks out after Moscow says its own troops cell phone use caused Makiivka strike
A war reporter decorated by Putin says the Kremlins story that cellphones are why a lot of Russian troops died in a Ukrainian strike is not very convincing

Russian fleet loses another two flagships - intelligence source : ukraine

Russian mobilised are being trained for the tasks they wont be doing. Russian military reporter Aleksandr Kots reports about this, citing relatives of an artillery divizion which, after 3 months of training, were sent into combat as infantry.

Military facility on fire near Russias Belgorod

Putins Top Priest Urges Ceasefire to Russia-Ukraine War ... 24 hour ceasefire for orthodox chirstmas.

Russia sends more Arctic oil to China, India after sanctions - Times of India : worldnews

Turkey wont extradite Uyghurs to China, foreign minister says
Putin tells Erdogan: Ukraine must accept loss of territories for there to be dialogue : worldnews

Nearly half of all Iraqis believe that Iran poses the biggest security threat to their country, according to statistics from the 2022 Arab Opinion Index. : worldnews

Iran summons French envoy over insulting cartoons
Iran closes French institute in response to Charlie Hebdo Khamenei cartoons
No lessons to take from Iran over press, judicial freedoms - France : worldnews
Iran sentences two teens to death for waging enmity against God in protest against regime ... Iran murders teenagers while crying about French cartoons (Muzfucks have very insecure God)
CNN Exclusive: A single Iranian attack drone found to contain parts from more than a dozen US companies | CNN Politics : worldnews
Iran supreme leader Khamenei hints at loosening of hijab rules : worldnews

Israel trying to prevent UN Security Council meeting on Ben-Gvirs Temple Mount visit - report

The world cant allow the ex-president of Georgia to die in detention

Ukraine rejects Putin call for Christmas truce : worldnews
Ukraine reiterates rejection of any deal allowing Russia to keep seized territory : worldnews
World must make Russia pay for new mobilization wave, Zelenskyy says : worldnews
Upcoming Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv will be a signal to Russia : worldnews
Ukrainian commander says any Russian offensive from Belarus will fail : worldnews
Upcoming US security aid package for Ukraine to include additional HIMARS launchers : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 316, Part 1 (Thread #457) : worldnews

Russia loses 10,000 troops in two weeks: Ukraine : worldnews
Russian army loses 810 soldiers killed in last day, over 109,700 in 316 days of full-scale war : worldnews
Here are todays control-of-terrain maps for #Russias invasion of #Ukraine from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats .

KREMENNA /2110 UTC 4 JAN/ N of Kremenna, the UKR Armys 518th Field Batt is reported to be advancing on Pischane. S. of Kremenna, following heavy fighting near Bilohorvika yesterday, UKRs 81st Air Mobile Brig. counter-attacked Wagner group units in the vicinity of Shypylivka.

Local governor states that a gas cylinder exploded, and 1 person died. Lets wait for the truth. (Crimea)

Russia terrorizes Ukraine with 9M727 Iskander cruise missiles launched from 9K720 Iskander short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) system, aka by some as hospital killer 9M727 Iskander contains 20 Western components. 15 of them are US-made.

Ukraine sends macabre message with Russian corpses : UkraineWarVideoReport

Ben Hodges on Twitter: "Terrific contribution from Czech Republic to Ukraine @CzechMFA" / Twitter

Germany and Norway reach blue hydrogen agreement | Germanys RWE and Norways Equinor have agreed to supply Germany with low-emissions hydrogen fuel. The long-term plan is to provide 100% cleanly sourced green hydrogen.

Putin has gambled away gas leverage, says German vice-chancellor : worldnews
Weakened support for Ukraine would invite further Russian aggression, Germany warns : worldnews
Putins Man at the BND: German Intelligence Rocked By Russian Espionage Scandal
Reuters identifies Russian influence agents in Germany: former military intelligence officer, right-wing extremists and Cossacks. Espreso : worldnews

Addiction experts warn of shortage of methadone tablets : worldnews (Swiss)

The Netherlands will do everything it can to help Ukraine not only defend itself but also win the war,Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said after a telephone conversation withPresident Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Spain rules tobacco companies must pay for cigarette butt clean up : worldnews

UK PM Rishi Sunak to propose compulsory math for students up to 18 : worldnews

Metas Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law. Company fined 390 million euros ($414 million).

In Peru, protesters demand the resignation of President Boluarte : worldnews

U.S. no longer recognizes Guaido as Venezuela's president, Biden official confirms

Mexico captures son of El Chapo, alleged fentanyl trafficker, ahead of Biden visit - The Washington Post
Mexican Pop Singer Gloria Trevi Caught in New Sex-Cult Allegations : worldnews

Members of the military will now get 12 weeks of parental leave : politics

U.S. Moves to Bar Noncompete Agreements in Labor Contracts : politics
Company threatened to fine low-wage workers $100,000 if they left for a competitor, feds say : news

Biden launches defense of student debt relief at Supreme Court : politics

Sotomayor felt shell-shocked after U.S. Supreme Courts abortion decision
Clarence Thomas Helped Convince Ginni Thomas To Keep Holding On To Her Mistaken Belief Donald Trump Won The 2020 Election

Special counsel Jack Smith gets trove of new documents from local election officials : politics
Jack Smith Obtains Trove Of Communications With Trump Lawyers
Jan. 6 Committee Experiment Found TikTok Went From Zero To Nazi in 75 Minutes : politics

Judge Rules for Justice Dept. in Dispute With Trump Over Documents Search - The New York Times The court said the former president had to provide the government the names of private investigators he hired to search his properties last year for any classified material still in his possession. (Russian spies)
Trump lawyers ordered to hand over names of individuals hired to search Trump properties for classified documents | CNN Politics

Trump Sued by Estate of Capitol Police Officer Who Died After Jan. 6 Attack - WSJ Wrongful death suit names former president and two rioters in connection with Officer Brian Sicknicks death

House Republicans aim to rein in ethics body as investigations into GOP lawmakers loom : politics

Peter Sagal on Twitter: "A while ago, on CNN: Analyst: You remember that after Newt Gingrich resigned, Republicans managed to find a consensus candidate to be Speaker. @jaketapper: Yes, a child molester." / Twitter

House adjourns until noon Friday, without a speaker, as Republicans continue to work on a deal - The Washington Post
House GOP has a possible deal for Kevin McCarthy to become speaker: live updates - The Washington Post
Zero for ten
a teeny tiny wafer thin mint
McCarthy loses ninth vote as his speaker bid faces increasingly dire prospects : politics
This has officially been the longest fight for House speaker since before the Civil War

House Is Paralyzed Without a Speaker Creating National Security Risks and a Shadow Shutdown
Imagine Negotiating a Debt-Ceiling Ransom With These Maniacs : politics

There are currently zero members of the US House of Representatives : politics

McCarthy Doesnt Want Another Speaker Vote Wednesday Night
Nobody Is in Charge: A Ragged G.O.P. Stumbles Through the Wilderness - With no unified agenda or clear leadership, Republicans face the prospect that the anti-establishment fervor that has powered the party in recent years could now devour it.
Leopards Eat Kevin McCarthys Face
The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy Will Continue Until Morale Improves : politics
Is today the day we find out Kevin McCarthys safe word?
The Kevin McCarthy Mess Is Peak Trumpism : politics
Nobody Is in Charge: A Ragged G.O.P. Stumbles Through the Wilderness ... MAGA members are on Fox saying: but at least this way we arent wasting money on Ukraine and other socialist programs.
McCarthy debacle comes with a lesson: Theres a downside to being a party of fascist trolls
House sh**show has a message for America: GOP cant govern and doesnt want to

Republicans and Democrats Quietly Consider a Speaker Deal : politics
Lauren Boebert hints at nominating Donald Trump for speaker : politics
Lauren Boebert Is Boosting QAnon Fan-Fic About Trump Becoming Speaker Now : politics

GOP House Speaker Drama Sparks Fears About Debt Ceiling Fight IfHouse Republicans cant even get it together to choose their leader, they cat be trusted with the debt ceiling, fighting inflation, or helping families make ends meet said Democratic Rep. Sara Jacobs.

Hope Hicks Watched the Capitol Being Attacked and Thought, Oh No! My Job Prospects! : politics

Congress new class has a much higher percentage of Christians than the American public. ... Almost 9 out of 10 of Congress is Christian? And 8 out 9 supreme Court justices identify as Christian? Along with the current (and pretty much every) president ? Hmm... Kind of makes the whole right wing narrative that Christianity is under attack in this country look like a load of crap.

Millennials arent getting more rightwing with age. I suspect I know why

Alarm as US states pass very concerning anti-homeless laws ... $750 fine for being homeless is hilarious. (refucks: fuck off and die)

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state abortion ban : politics

The Wild Eviction Drama George Santos Cant Seem to Explain

They Built the Wall. Now Some in Texas Fear It May Fall Down.

Tucker Carlson: Hatred of liberals clouded my judgment before midterms

Twitter hacked, 200 million user email addresses leaked, researcher says : news
Twitter said it fixed verification. So I impersonated a senator (again).
Too hot for the twitter files ... Their offense? Reporting on Elons fascist buddies like Libs of Tik Tok. Im beginning to think that Taibbi, Weiss and Greenwald never actually gave a shit about freespeech in the first place!

Investors conclude that Tesla is a carmaker, not a tech firm : technology

Tesla driver is charged with intentionally plunging his family off a California cliff : news

Idaho student murders: Housemate of victims woken by crying and saw masked man in black clothing, police say : news
Idaho murders: Bryan Kohberger held without bond in student slayings amid chilling new details | Fox News

Parents Seek Answers After Gun Found in Waxahachie, TX School Bathroom : news ... an adminstrators gun was reportedly left in a bathroom and found by a student.

Phoenix PD handcuffed, detained Wall Street Journal reporter (acab)

Vice (NEW): Andrew Tates Physical andSexual Abuse Allegations

Chinese researchers claim to have found a way to break online encryption using quantum computers with just 372 qubits : technology

Scientists identify the most common reasons for masturbation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic : science

Population Attributable Fraction of Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States

Deep-sea science mission captures never-before-seen creatures in dark depths : worldnews

Study finds incel traits are linked to paranoia and other psychopathological issues

What happened to all the bugs that used to splatter on the windshield years ago? : askscience

whats something youve never tried and never will?

Whats the best comeback to an unwanted dick pic?


European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent : worldnews
Uncharted territory: January heat records smashed across Europe

UK sets new record for wind power generation : worldnews

Fish that have lost food due to mass coral bleaching are getting into more unnecessary fights, causing them to expend precious energy and potentially threatening their survival, according to new research : worldnews

New Covid strain is the most transmissible yet, WHO says : worldnews

New Zealand will not impose entry restrictions on travellers from China : worldnews

Face of Buddhist terror monk Wirathu honoured by Myanmar junta for outstanding work (buddha-fuckers)

Japan's "anti-Russian course" makes peace treaty talks impossible, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said. Russia and Japan have not formally ended World War II hostilities because of their standoff over islands, seized by the Soviet Union at the end of the war : worldnews
Japan to use Self-Defense Forces to guard nuclear power plants : worldnews

South Korea President Yoon warns of ending military pact if North violates airspace again. : worldnews

China criticises other countries for excessive Covid travel rules | China
1/5 of tourists from China to South Korea were infected, 1 escaped quarantine and is at large in South Korea : worldnews
Up to 70 per cent of Shanghai residents may have been infected with COVID-19, senior doctor says : worldnews
Videos show both sides of US-China aerial encounter -- and highlight the risks involved | CNN : worldnews

Western scholars starts to see Russia as the genocidal colonial empire : UkrainianConflict
Circassian genocide - Wikipedia ... Several methods used by Russian forces such as impaling and tearing the bellies of pregnant women were reported.
List of massacres in Russia - Wikipedia

Girkin....Russia is stuck and has no way forward or back in the current situation. : UkrainianConflict
Russia's Depraved Decadence = The Russians continue to murder both Ukrainians and their own young men for Putin's mad scheme ... Putins barbarism means that it is impossible, even once the war is over, for Russia to reenter the ranks of the civilized world ... Russia is now a nuclear-armed rogue state with a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council

Russia to modernize nuclear forces in 2023, add more multi-warhead nukes : worldnews
Putin deploys frigate to Atlantic Ocean armed with hypersonic Zircon cruise missiles : worldnews

Documents released by hackers suggest Lukashenko may not have taken PCR tests before meetings with Putin : worldnews

Russia's "unprofessional practices" made Ukraine strike more deadly: U.K. : worldnews
Russia blames massive, illicit cellphone usage by its troops for Ukraine strike that killed 89
Russian troops lashing out at civilians after military losses : worldnews
Putins Top Propagandist Urges Russians to Embrace Death ... February 2022: Three-day special operation. January 2023: Embrace death.

#Putin approved a series of instructions for #Russian agencies and high-level officials on January 2 likely to address criticisms of the Kremlins treatment of military personnel and portray the #Kremlin as an involved war-time apparatus.
President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Tuesday to ensure by February the screening in cinemas of documentary films dedicated to the invasion of Ukraine and the fight against "neo-Nazi" ideology : worldnews

Russian engineer found dead on a ship in Odisha; Mystery grows over third death in two weeks : worldnews

Our sisters deserve better: Afghan men quit university jobs after ban on female students

First gay marriage in Yemen stirs anger : worldnews

Tanzanias President Hassan ends 6-yr ban on opposition rallies

Iran Warns France Over Ayatollah Khameneis Cartoons In Charlie Hebdo

Jerusalem: Palestinian anger over far-right Israeli ministers holy site visit
US Warns Israel Against Change In Status Of Jerusalems Al-Aqsa Mosque
US, Israel deciding how to prevent Iran from supplying drones to Russia - State Department : worldnews

Zelenskyy: Russias attempted offensive mustbecome its final failure
We have information that Russia is planning a sustained attack with Shahed (drones). Their bet is on exhaustion. On the exhaustion of our people, of air defenses, of our energy (infrastructure) Volodymyr Zelenskyy said
Zelenskyy just signed a new law that could allow the Ukrainian government to block news websites : worldnews
Biden says Bradley Fighting Vehicles are on the table for Ukraine : worldnews
Ukraine Keeps Downing Russian Drones, but Price Tag Is High : worldnews
Expect more strikes deeper and deeper into Russia, Ukraines spy chief tells ABC News on Twitter: "15,900 air raid alarms. Let that sink in..." / Twitter

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 315, Part 1 (Thread #456) : worldnews

Ukraine is planning a "serious" counteroffensive in the spring, and combat operations on the front line in March will be "the hottest," Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, said in an interview with ABC News.

Russian Troops Trying to Advance Over Corpses in BakhmutKyiv General

Rob Lee on Twitter: "Reportedly footage of Ukrainian air defenses trying to engage Russian Shahed/ Geran-2 UAVs in Kyiv. Presumably from ZU-23-2 or Gepards." / Twitter

Russia deploying units to Crimea as Ukraine eyes Black Sea peninsula

More than a million Russians have called, texted or visited the website of a Ukrainian hotline that allows them to surrender, with many seeking a way to avoid going to war, since Russias full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, according to the hotline.

Ukraine official says time for U.N. peacekeepers at nuclear plant : worldnews
Ukraine Plant Must Be Seized From Russia, Nuclear Chief Says : worldnews

I remember when Russians promised Serbia the Southstream pipeline and got for that promise Serbias most valuable company, the energy company NI, for almost nothing. Of course Russians canceled Southstream. Seeing them screwing now Hungary is the same poetic justice. #Hungary ,,, In Oct 2022 Hungary paid 8% more for Russian gas then the price it should have paid if had bought directly from EU market in spite of Putins promise that Hungary would pay a fifth the cost of European gas. Putin took Orban for a fool.

Drug lord plotted kidnapping of Dutch PM Rutte : worldnews

Surprise French inflation drop adds to signs Europe prices are cooling : worldnews
Wounded Putin Crony Sends Shrapnel From His Spine to Macron : worldnews (and half his blown-off dick)
Ukraine updates: France to send light tanks
French LNG storage company GTT announced it will cease activities in Russia to comply with European sanctions. : worldnews
Prosecutors have urged a trial for the ex-head of Frances domesticintelligence agency in a sprawling probe into murky ties between the security services and private firms including luxury giant LVMH
French authorities last month opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that the former archbishop of Paris had committed "sexual assault on a vulnerable person" : worldnews

Record 13.3% UK food inflation raises fears of another difficult yearBritish Retail Consortium figures come amid concern over economy and rising cost of energy bills
Real Wages Across Every UK Region Are Lower Now Than In 2010, Says Labour : worldnews

Bolivia sees more unrest following opposition leaders arrest

US reopening visa and consular services at embassy in Cuba : worldnews

Canadian special forces involved in U.S. military team accused of killing scores of innocent people in Iraq, Syria : worldnews
Canada is picking up the political radicalization bug from the U.S., new report warns : worldnews
Canada sets new immigration record with 430K newcomers in 2022 - National | : worldnews
Canada bans foreigners from buying homes : worldnews
Lawyer who represented churches in battle over COVID mandates charged with intimidating judge : worldnews

Americas Population Could Use a Boom Failing to address population decline may exact a heavy toll.

The IRS Finally Got Some Funding. Now Republicans Want It Back Surprise, surprise.

The January 6th Report Takeaway: Trump Incited the Riot : politics
How Utah Sen. Mike Lee tried to make the scheme to overturn Trumps election loss fit the Constitution.According to the House Jan. 6 Committee, Lee was communicating with a top Trump campaign lawyer about strategies for keeping Trump in the White House after the 2020 election.

Six and counting
A fifth failure and a new frontier in Murcs law
Speaker Fight Reveals a Divided and Disoriented House Republican Majority - The New York Times
The Kevin McCarthy Mess Is Peak Trumpism | Vanity Fair

Kevin McCarthy loses multiple ballots for House speaker, with 19 hardline Republicans voting against him to show the would-be leader who's boss : politics
Kevin McCarthy falls 19 votes short of speaker of the House again after a second round of voting : politics
Editorial: A disastrous, embarrassing first day for the GOP-controlled House : politics
House adjourns with no Speaker : politics
House Adjourns after McCarthy Loses Three Speaker Votes : politics

After Another Failed Vote, McCarthys Speaker Bid Is Starting to Look Pathetic
McCarthy is the last of three little pigs. Hed best start packing.
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Puck
The humiliation of Kevin McCarthy - by Noah Berlatsky Post-policy Republicans prefer posturing and tormenting each other to governing.

All but two McCarthy defectors in House are election deniers : politics

AOC Reveals What She Told Paul Gosar on House Floor During McCarthy Chaos : politics

New Years message from Republicans: Yes, the cruelty is still the point
Sean Hannity Warns that Republicans Are On Verge of Becoming a Total Clown Show

This measure will save lives: Senator Reverend Warnock Celebrates His $35 Medicare Insulin Cost Cap Taking Effect, Lowering Insulin Costs for Over 50,000 Georgians

John Fetterman takes the oath as Pennsylvanias 54th senator

DeCensorIn Florida, cancel culture is very real: (DeFuckis cancels "thinking")

No, Congress Doesnt Need More 'Independents' Like Sinema ... a recent column from The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf would lead one to believe (Friedersdork)

Rep.-elect George Santos admitted to using stolen checks in Brazil in 2008, documents show : politics
George Santos wrongly announced he was sworn in. He wasnt the only one.

Mississippi Health Care Faces Looming Disaster,Medical Group Warns Lawmakers

Crackpot anti-vaxx conspiracy theory reaches most watched program on cable news

The 1976 Democratic presidential primary ... (3) An amusing historical footnote is that Scoop Jackson was the pre-primary favorite, at least among the elite media, who of course were vastly more influential at that time, as in the pre-cable news pre-internet era there were about a dozen significant national media outlets at most.

She was a popular yoga teacher who embraced QAnon : NPR

What to know about the new weight loss drug tirzepatide. Will it be affordable? tirzepatide for weight loss


John Kerry: rich countries must respond to developing world anger over climate | US climate envoy says there needs to be work on details of loss and damage fund in2023

Thousands of records shattered in historic winter warm spell in Europe : worldnews
Snow shortage in the Alps amid abnormally high temperatures : worldnews

Swedens controversial wolf cull begins - largest in modern times

No rhinos poached in Assam (India) in 2022 for 1st time in 45 years : worldnews

Electric cars made up almost 80% of the cars sold last year in Norway, following a series of incentives offered by the government : worldnews

Former US Marine held in Australia received more than $100,000 to train Chinese pilots, indictment alleges : worldnews

Burned the hill down: billionaires runaway fireworks spark New Zealand furore

Japans anti-Russian course makes treaty talks impossible TASS
Million yen per child to leave Tokyo Japans offer to families - 1 million yen equals $7,696.65 USD

South Korea fines Tesla $2.2 mln for exaggerating driving range of EVs : worldnews

We're in a space race: Nasa sounds alarm at Chinese designs on moon
Debunking the Chinese Debt Trap narrative
EU to discuss coordinated response to China COVID situation on Wed : worldnews
China calls Covid curbs on travellers unacceptable, threatens retaliation
EU offers free COVID vaccines to China to help curb outbreak- FT : worldnews

Another Russian found dead in Odisha; third in fortnight : worldnews

Russia does not plan to end aggression against Ukraine, says intel : worldnews

Ukraine claims hundreds of Russians killed by missile attack : worldnews
Russian anger grows over Ukraine strike that killed dozens of troops : worldnews
Moscow at odds with Russian war reporters and Ukrainian officials over Makiivka death toll : worldnews
Below is the beginning of a seven tweet analysis thread on the Ukrainian GMLRS strike at #Makeevka in occupied #Donetsk. Thisand other sources are making 150 total Russian dead there on the very low end of possibility.
Russian channels are claiming the casualty figure could be as high as 600 while others say fewer than 300 were in the building. 8/
Soldiers Widows Group Calls on Putin to Order Major Mobilisation for Ukraine War
Obliterated Russian Troops From HIMARS Strike Can Only Be Identified by DNA : worldnews
Strikes will go deeper and deeper inside Russia, says Ukraine

Russia Making Slow Progress in Fortress Bakhmut Wagner Boss Prigozhin

(((Tendar))) on Twitter: "Every night Russian targets are being hit inside Russia. This is in Bryansk, but also Voronezh experience every night attacks on military targets. #Bryansk #Voronezh #Russia" / Twitter

Reposting with proper info and translation to letter in comments. Turns out this was a Russian soldier who hung himself after being raped by a Kadyrovite. He explains more in his letter to his wife. : UkraineWarVideoReport

7 Anti-War Street Artists Still Working Inside Russia - The Moscow Times : worldnews

Pakistan says it wont allow countries to shelter militants
Amazon finally authorized Pakistani sellers. A wave of scammers followed : anime_titties

Taliban seeks economic self-sufficiency and foreign investment for Afghanistan, minister says : worldnews
Taliban leader mocks Pakistan, shares pic of surrender to India in 1971 war : worldnews

Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US | AP News

Iranian warships transiting South Pacific in global show of force : worldnews (all 2 of them)
Britain to proscribe Irans Revolutionary Guard as terror group - Telegraph
Iranian Tortured Protester Dies After Falling Into Coma : worldnews

Sissi (Egypt) calls to congratulate Netanyahu (Israel), cautions against inflammatory measures : worldnews
In provocation, Israel far-right minister enters Al-Aqsa compound : worldnews
TV poll says Netanyahus bloc would lose majority if fresh elections held
Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank confrontation : worldnews
UN condemned Israel more than all other countries combined in 2022 - monitor : anime_titties

Zelensky: We have information that Russia plans protracted drone campaign to "exhaust" Ukraine
Ukraines Commander-in-Chief sums up results of 2022: 40% of territories liberated since February
Impressive successes of ukrainian defense forces in a past few days. : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 314, Part 1 (Thread #455) : worldnews

Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine 03 January 2023

Exclusive footage from #Bakhmut. In collaboration with @guillaume_ptak, a correspondent for French newspaper Les Echos who went to the front and visited @SkalaBattalion - Their job is to identify and directly target Russian positions as well correct artillery fire.
Brady Africk on Twitter: "Here is a closer view of these trenches recently constructed by Russian forces in northern Crimea." / Twitter

Kyiv receives first generators bought with funds donated by Taiwan : worldnews

Armed Forces of Ukraine liberate Velykyi Potomkin Island, Kherson Oblast : worldnews

Authorities report finding another Russian torture chamber in southern Ukraine. In it, Russians had allegedly suffocated the victims with plastic bags, beat them, and used electroshocks, trying to elicit details about local members of the resistance movement.

The volume of Ukrainian exports to the EU in 2022 increased compared to the previous year,the Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine Matti Maasikas said.
With 60 million tons of crops harvested, Ukraine has enough food for 2023 : worldnews
Russias $35B in Environmental Damage Violates Geneva Conventions: Ukraine

Ukraine Increases Russian Oil Transit Tariff By 18.3% : worldnews
European gas prices tumble amid warm January weather : worldnews
Russian Gas Exports Outside Ex-Soviet States Fell 45.5% in 2022 : worldnews
Natural Gas Prices in Europe Fall to Pre-Invasion Levels : worldnews

Poland says Germany refused talks on World War Two reparations : worldnews

Pro-Putin operatives in Germany work to turn Berlin against Ukraine
Germany Open to Seizing Russian Assets to Help Ukraine Rebuild : worldnews
Germany: Inflation falls below 9% in December | Monthly inflation in Germany fell from 10% to just 8.6% in December, while the overall inflation rate for the year hit 7.9%. : worldnews
On New Year's Eve in Berlin, the fire department reported 38 separate incidents, including 14 cases where firetrucks were supposedly lured into ambushes and shot at with fireworks and pelted with beer crates. The level of aggression toward emergency service staff was completely unexpected
German doctor jailed for illegally issuing mask exemptions : worldnews
Nazi treasure map among many documents to be made public by Dutch National Archives today : worldnews
Sale of Polish kings sword sparks fury after being put up for auction in Germany (Nazi loot)

Macron slammed for asking: Who could have predicted the climatecrisis?
Retirement age hike to 65 not set in stone says French PM ahead of crunch union talks
Frances Cesar film awards ban anyone being investigated on sex crimes

Brexit: Mistakes were made on all sides, says Leo Varadkar : worldnews
British rail workers start new year with week-long strike : worldnews ... Britain is in the grip of its worst run of worker unrest since Margaret Thatcher was in power in the 1980s
Rhianan Rudd: MI5 had evidence teen terror suspect was exploited : worldnews

Gang leader freed in Mexico prison attack that killed 17 : worldnews
Mexico prison break: Hunt for escapees turns deadly : worldnews
Mexico elects first female Supreme Court president : worldnews

Brazilian Authorities Will Revive Fraud Case Against George Santos : worldnews

Lagging Arms Production Makes Pentagon Wary of Further Industry Consolidation : CredibleDefense
Michael Flynn, who was Trumps national security advisor, now repeats Russian propaganda on the War in Ukraine.

Americans Largely Pessimistic About U.S. Prospects in 2023

Were Going to Miss Greed and Cynicism By Paul Krugman (it's so much worse now)

Not business as usual: Health lobbyists brace for Bernie Sanders

Airline deregulation was a factor in the holiday airline mess : politics

No Action Taken Against Army Officer After Public Dustup with Tucker Carlson over Women Serving | (defended women against Fuckhead Carlson, almost got fired)

Editorial: The fight over reproductive rights will play out in the states and courts in 2023 : politics

Top Five US Supreme Court Cases to Watch in the New Year : politics

January 6 panel leaders fear GOP will leak names of national security personnel who testified (traitors will traitor)
GOP seeks to prevent Archives handling of Jan. 6 document trove : politics

Two years after Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol, former police chief warns "this could happen again" : politics

Trump tax returns raise alarms about fairness of US tax code : politics

Jan. 6 Panel Transcripts Show Gen. Milley Agreed With Pelosi That Trump Was 'crazy'

Trump's Tax Returns Reveal Murky Global Business Deals - Bloomberg filings outlined questionable business deductions, but how much are we still missing?

Scene of the crime: Was there a conspiracy to keep Cassidy Hutchinson silent? : politics

Trump, Who Got Roe Overturned, Blames Midterms Loss on Abortion : politics
Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump reserves fear for one personhis wife Melania

Get Ready for the Most Chaotic, Do-Nothingest Congress in Modern History: Buckle up, were about to find out how strange the GOP has become.
Welcome to the MAGA Crackup - by Charlie Sykes
Republicans Explode Into Chaos on Day 1 of Controlling the House

Open revolt: McCarthy rejected a second time - POLITICO
McCarthy falls short in first vote for House speaker : politics ... This is the first time in 100 years that a speaker wasnt chosen in the first round
McCarthy appears to lose first vote to become speaker : politics
Why Kevin McCarthy Can't Shore Up Support for Speaker | Time

McCarthy Proposes Gutting Office of Congressional Ethics in Bid for Speaker : politics

The case for Ranked Choice Voting is clear in todays house speaker votes.

Mitch McConnell becomes longest-serving party leader in Senate history : politics

House GOP ditches metal detectors 3 days before Capitol riot anniversary : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene rips Gaetz, Boebert after tense meeting: "Furious" : politics

The GOP is about to go wild with phony Biden investigations. The media must not take the bait | Republicans know how to manipulate the "both sides" impulse of the press. Hunter Bidens laptop is not a story
At least 3 House GOP leaders who dodged Jan. 6 committee subpoenas plan to haul in witnesses for their own investigations in the 118th Congress : politics
The End of a Hopeless, Hapless Republican Party : politics
Rigged Election (TM)

Will GOP Voters Ever Wake Up to How Much GOP Lawmakers Screw Them Over? From stagnant wages to soaring costs for rent, medical, and prescription drugsthe so-called "conservative" voter never seems to figure out whats going on.

The Billionaire Kingmaker (Still) Dividing the Nation : politics

A Con Man Is Succeeding Me in Congress Today : politics
Ex-boyfriend of gay MAGA Congressman-elect George Santos says hes lying about other things
George Santos Comes to Washington. It Could Be Awkward. - The New York Times

AOC praised for patient smiling and nodding while talking to GOP opponent who posted anime of him killing her : politics (Gosar Evil Fuck)

Arizona inducing the labor of pregnant prisoners against their will : politics

New York Times stuns nation by hiring center-right anti-Trump columnist

The vibes are off at Tesla - The Verge ... Muskhead open to Twitter buying Substack.

Sam Bankman-Fried Gave Millions to Their Congressional Races. Now What? : politics
Matt Levine on What FTX Collapse Means for The Crypto Story ... How Not to Play the Game ...

The anti-vax ghouls - Super prominent right wing propaganda tool Charlie Kirk decided to use the medical crisis in last night's NFL game to promote anti-vax conspiracy theories: speculated that vaccines have killed more than a million people.

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger seen for the first time since his arrest. : pics

2 men charged in connection to attacks on Pierce County substations : news

Fake teen doctor, now 25, sentenced to prison for new scam : news

Man uses machete to kill worker at Dollar Tree store in western Ohio, police say : news undefined

Madison Indigenous arts leader, activist revealed as white | Madison365

The number of young kids, especially toddlers, who accidentally ate marijuana-laced treats rose sharply over five years as pot became legal in more places in the U.S., according to new study : science

Poster for the 1931 German thriller "M" - one of the greatest films ever made and an incredibly accurate depiction of a psychopath (according to academics) : movies

Practical_Cartoonist comments on Eli5 What exactly is calculus?

Baker-Polito Administration Marks Opening of Community Behavioral Health Centers, Highlights Progress Strengthening Access to Behavioral Health Care Over Past Eight Years |

Drivers killed at least 430 people on Massachusetts roadways last year : massachusetts

Confederate flags in Mass : massachusetts

where's all the snow : boston


Scientists say planet in midst of sixth mass extinction, Earths wildlife running out of places to live

Absolute Madness: Record-Shattering Heat Dome Hits Europe - the most extreme event ever seen in European climatology,said one climatologist. Nothing stands close to this
Thousands of records shattered in historic winter warm spell in Europe - The Washington Post At least seven countries saw their warmest January weather on record on New Years Day
Bill McKibben on Twitter: "The New Year's heatwave stands as "the most extreme event ever in European climatology." In Poland, the old January record was broken before sunrise--in one town it was 65.7 degrees at 4 a.m., which is warmer than its average low temperature in midsummer" / Twitter
Poland sees record high January temperatures of almost 19C on first day of year

The fashion industry is killing our planet : videos

International Monetary Funds Kristalina Georgieva warns one third of worlds economy will be in recession in 2023

New Omicron super variant XBB.1.5 detected in India : worldnews

Chinese drone spotted near southern Japanese islands : worldnews

Kim Jong Un vows nuclear buildup to take on U.S. and South Korea : worldnews
North Koreas Kim sacks No. 2 military official

China blocked Turkish visit to Uyghur region for 5 years:

Anger in Russia as scores of troops killed in one of Ukraine warsdeadliest strikes
Ukraine war: Putin should face trial this year, says top lawyer - BBC News
Benjamin Ferencz is the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor. He says Vladimir Putin is "certainly" a war criminal.
How 46 Toddlers Were Disappeared by Putin in One Fell Swoop : worldnews
Speculation swirls as Putin accused of using same woman in multiple photos : worldnews

Terrorist Girkin-Strelkov says Russia is lying to themselves that Ukraine is exhausted from fighting to try and calm down its population and leaders
Russian propagandist Solovyov urges Russians not to fear death: Life is overrated : worldnews (in Ruzzia)

During Russias New Year special on state TV, they openly addressed the West to say, Like it or not, Russia is enlarging! The rest of the clip should give you a general idea as to the mood in the studio (insane)
Russia replaces head of Western invasion group in Ukraine : worldnews

Record 8 million #Russians banned from traveling abroad due to debts - The number of Russians banned from leaving the country due to debt reached 8 million people. This is a record number of debtors for 15 years. During the last year the number of such citizens has almost doubled.
BP, Unilever, and HSBC have failed to properly exit Russia, new report warns : worldnews

War-themed video game fuels wave of misinformation: Footage from the war-themed Arma 3 video game, often marked "live or breaking" news to make it appear genuine, has been used repeatedly in recent months in fake videos about the Russian offensive in Ukraine

2,000 migrants detained on New Years night in St. Petersburg

Police officers detain activists grandmother on New Yearsnight in Russias Nakhabino; woman held in a car the entire night

Ukraines drone attack damages power facility in Russias Bryansk region

India again expresses grave concern over Russia-Ukraine war; urges Putin, Zelenskyy for dialogue : worldnews
4 killed, 9 injured in terror strike on 3 Hindu homes in Jammu village,India : worldnews

Erdogan plots war, crackdown to save his skin

Dubai ends 30 per cent tax on alcohol sales, fee for liquor licenses : worldnews

Iran's morality police begins new scheme to enforce hijab

Israeli missile strikes put Damascus airport out of service : worldnews
Ukraine didnt attend UN vote on Israeli occupation after Netanyahu called Zelensky

World War III
Russian drones attack critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv, officials say : worldnews
Updated: 20 aerieal targets shot over Kyiv. Kyiv City Military Administration reported that air defense had downed 20 aerial targets overnight on Jan. 2. The administration didn't specify how many of the downed targets were drones.
Ukraine must get long-term support, warns Nato chief : worldnews
Nearly 90% of Ukrainians optimistic about 2023, 97% believe Ukraine can beat Russia - This number is steadily high since the start of the Russian invasion and reflects Putins inability to break Ukrainian morale https://

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 313, Part 1 (Thread #454) : worldnews

Nearly 1,500 Russians Killed in Last Two Days of War: Ukraine : worldnews
These are the indicative estimates of Russias combat losses as of Jan. 1, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukraine Strikes Military Quarters In Russia-Controlled Donetsk Region: Report : worldnews
Occupied Makiivka, Donetsk oblast - Many dead Russian soldiers
The Russian mass media claim that the Ukrainian military launched an attack from the American MRLS M142 Himars on the base of the Russian mobilization forces in the occupied Makeevka. It is reported that 600 soldiers died
Moscow says Ukrainian rocket strike kills 63 Russian troops : worldnews

Good, bad, or ugly, one things for sure: this year turned nothing like #Russia was hoping it would be. With ~26 average confirmed daily losses, it seems to have become one of the greatest material dumps in recent history. Or has it? Let's find out

SHAHED KILLER: @Tendar posts this video of the Ukrainian crew of Gepard anti-aircraft gun downing an incoming Shahed-136. The German-made Gepard is a highly capable close in air defense weapon.
A very notable development - new Ukrainian-made artillery ammunition started to reach the frontlines. Here we can see OF-25T 152mm HE projectiles, made in 2022 - they can be fired from D-20/Msta-B towed howitzers and 2S3/Msta-S SPHs.
However, if the problems with projectiles were solved and they managed to expand production to an amount that could have an impact on the battlefield, this would be a significant addition to what Ukraine now receives from factories abroad producing Warsaw Pact ammunition.

Germany Stops Importing Oil From Russia Via Pipeline : worldnews
Dozens of New Year attacks on Berlin firefighters: Firefighters in the German capital, Berlin, have reported multiple attacks while trying to do their job. Across the country, there were reports of violence on a "terrifying" New Year for many emergency staff
Germany calls for fireworks ban after attacks on rescue services : worldnews

Hope, joy, euphoria: Brazilians take to streets to celebrate new era under Lula | Brazil
Lula da Silva sworn in as Brazils president, amid fears of violence from Bolsonaro supporters

At least 14 dead in armed attack on prison in Mexican border city Juarez : worldnews

Opinion | Democracy won 2022. Can it keep winning? - The Washington Post

Gen Z is re-thinking college and career plans in post-Roe America: I want to leave the country

Remote Work Is Poised to Devastate Americas Cities In order to survive, cities must let developers convert office buildings into housing.

Biden signs TikTok ban for government devices, setting up a chaotic 2023 for the app : politics
More social media regulation is coming in 2023, members of Congress say : politics

I regret that emotion - Miss Thomas regrets that her sincere views about the 2020 election were made public: ... Whomst among us has not gotten emotional and emoted by sending texts to the White House Chief of Staff urging him to persuade the president to install himself as dictator and send the winning presidential candidate to Gitmo? Could happen to any fascist among us, really.

Inside the Jan. 6 committees massive new evidence trove
Highlights from the latest release of January 6 transcripts : politics
Inside the Jan. 6 committees massive new evidence trove evidence provides the clearest glimpse yet at the well-coordinated effort by some Trump allies to help Trump seize a second term he didn't win.
The Jan. 6 Report: A Summary With Some Analysis : politics
Full list of Trumps foreign bank accounts
This made us all unemployable: Trump White House aides respond to January 6 in angry text exchange

Republicans move to retain Jan. 6 committee documents : politics ("retain" = "burn")

Gen. Mark Milley said there were talks about court-martialing former military officers who wrote "very critical" op-eds of Trump

Kinzinger: I fear for the future of this country if Trump isn't charged over Jan. 6

This Is the Dying Phase of Reaganismand Its Hideous
Proof That Republicans Know Exactly How Racist They Are : politics

McCarthy commits to key concession in call with frustrated House Republicans : politics
McCarthy on the brink
Opinion | What a Failed Speaker Vote Means for Kevin McCarthy and Republicans - The New York Times
Frantic self-abasement by GOP leader may all be in vain

George Santos ex-boyfriend says he stole his phone, never went to work

To Hell with It A GOP Congressman Reflects on His One Term in Trumps Party

Kathy Hochul sworn in as New Yorks 1st woman elected governor

A change in Maine law prompts a wave of new church abuse allegations -- The Diocese of Portland argues the amendment is unconstitutional.

Twitter employees bring their own toilet paper as Elon Musk cuts costs, NYT reports : news
Leaked Jan. 6 Twitter Report Reveals Internal Chaos Over Insurrection : politics
Company employees lashed out at leadership over an ad hoc content moderation policy that they blamed for enabling Donald Trumps insurrection

Alleged Islamic extremist who attacked NYPD cops with machete ID'd

A Heavily Armed Man Caused Panic at a Supermarket. But Did He Break the Law? - The New York Times In states with permissive gun laws, police and prosecutors have limited tools at their disposal when a heavily armed individual sows fear or panic in public.

Man arrested after reportedly shooting wife in leg near Pueblo

Romanian Ex Convict Who Went to Same Prison that Andrew Tate would go clears up misinformation and explains why Tate is probably guilty : videos
Andrew Tate handcuffed in prison van : pics

Mother sues school district after 8th-grade daughter allegedly strip searched : news

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Short

Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, study finds : science

whos the best villain you've watched in a movie or series?

Homeless with a 3 year old : massachusetts

Boys be honest, what makes a girl instantly unattractive? : AskReddit

What is your sexual fantasy that will remain a fantasy? : AskReddit


Defying Expectations, EU Carbon Emissions Drop To 30-Year Lows : worldnews

The EPA finalizes a water-protection rule that repeals Trump-era changes : politics

2022: Worst ever year for weather-related claims, insurers say [NZ] : worldnews

As a Former Fighter Pilot Who Encountered UAP, We Need ScienceNot Stigmas and Conspiraciesto Solve This Mystery

Japan joins U.N. Security Council as new nonpermanent member : worldnews

South Korea Population Declines for 36th Month due to Low Births, Aging Society : worldnews

Kim to increase nuclear warhead production exponentially

Taiwan president offers China help to deal with COVID surge : worldnews

Xi Jinping urges unity as Chinas Covid fight enters new phase
China appoints wolf warrior as new foreign minister ... Wolf warrior diplomacy is confrontational and combative, with its proponents loudly denouncing any perceived criticism of the Chinese government, its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and associated policies on social media and in interviews, as well as using physical violence against protestors and dissidents.

Ukraine war: New year in Putins Russia nothing is normal

Three Russians Who Got Cypriot Passports Charged With Tax Evasion : worldnews

Jain community protests against turning Parasnath hill into tourist spot at India Gate, Delhi and in Mumbai : worldnews

Pakistan says it has provided list of nuclear facilities to India as part of annual practice : worldnews

Casualties Feared After Blast Outside Kabuls Military Airport: Report

Mali sentences 46 Ivory Coast soldiers to 20 years in prison : worldnews

1 dead as Iran forces fire on crowd at slain protesters memorial, says rights group (

Jordan king warns of red lines in Jerusalem as Netanyahu returns to office

Terror on New Years Eve: huge Russian missile attack kills one in Ukraine | Vladimir Putin

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 312, Part 1 (Thread #453) : worldnews

Recent updates as of 01.01
Here are todays control-of-terrain maps for #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats . Full assessment to follow.
Russian forces are likely depleting their stocks of artillery ammunition and will struggle to support their current pace of operations in certain sectors of the frontline in #Ukraine as a result

Happy New Year from Bakhmut
The head of the National Police of the Kyiv region showed the debris of a drone-kamikaze, which flew to Kyiv at night. The Russians left congratulations on it. They wrote Happy New Year! Its debris collapsed on the playground.
Ukrainian forces destroyed seven air targets near Kyiv during the latest mass Russian cruise missile attack on the country, the Kyiv City Military Administration reported on Dec. 31.
On New Years Eve, Ukrainian air defense destroyed 45 "Shahed" drones. Thirteen in 2022 and 32 in 2023, reports the Ukrainian Air Force.

The New Voice of Ukraine on Twitter: "Ukrainian police have detained more than 1,880 people allegedly involved in sabotage activities and uncovered 108 enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion." / Twitter

Russia intensifying cyberattacks on Poland : worldnews
Polish fuel leader will not extend Russian oil contract : worldnews
Polish government politicians condemn disgrace as Black Eyed Peas wear rainbow armbands during state TV concert

Croatia welcomes 2023 by joining Eurozone and Schengen area : worldnews

Racist messages projected on Rotterdams Erasmus Bridge duringNew Years fest

German intelligence sees growing activity by Russian secret services : worldnews
Germany will start the production of RCH-155 self-propelled guns for Ukraine. The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, made a corresponding request to the country back in July 2022

Brazils Bolsonaro lands in FL, avoiding Lula handover
Bolsonaros New Home (fascist state of FL)
Brazils Lula calls for peace at meetings with Russia, Ukraine representatives

Venezuela and Colombia fully reopen shared border : worldnews

People Can Now Carry Guns Without A License In Half Of Americas States

Child poverty rates highest in states that havent raised minimum wage (you know who they are)

Biden and his team feeling vindicated by a 2022 turnaround built on the same decades-old principles : politics
Biden begins 2023 with a stronger hand to play and an inclination to play it - POLITICO
Biden to laud economic wins with McConnell as GOP takes over House
Despite infighting, it's been a surprisingly productive 2 years for Democrats

CIA staff made a suicide pact to resign if Trump fired director Gina Haspel, former aide

Clarence Thomas Must Be Subpoenaed to Testify Over Jan. 6:Lawyers
Chief justice ignores controversial Supreme Court term in annual report : politics

Trump tax returns dispute White House claim that he donated salary during Covid : politics

Trump Called Supporters Storming Capitol Trashy But Good Fighters' Jan. 6 Testimony

Trump rings in 2023 facing headwinds in his White House run | AP News
Trumps favorite newspaper warns GOP on verge of massive self-sabotage (Morlock's NYPost)

Why Trumps Reign of Republican Terror Is Really Ending
No resolutions for me, but heres hoping theres a reckoning for Trump

Kevin McCarthys Ambitions Are Going to Take Him to Some Dark Places | In order to secure enough votes to become speaker, he will have to make a bargain with more than one devil.

The Number That Will Shape Republican Politics In 2023 | FiveThirtyEight One of the most important numbers coming out of 2022 is nine. Thats the difference between the number of seats Republicans won in the U.S. House of Representatives in November and the number of seats Democrats won.

GOP sounds alarm over struggles with Gen Z voters : politics

IL Supreme Court halts Pre Trial Fairness Act, preventing no cash bail provision from taking effect : politics

A pregnant mom crossed the Rio Grande decades ago to give her unborn child a better life. Now her daughter is becoming a member of Congress : politics

Kari Lake sparks avalanche of jokes, memes with superhero picture : politics

New York projects get $621 million federal windfall : politics These are the top ten taker states:

2022: A Historians Reading List (Plus Bonus 2022 Lists)
LGM 2022 Wrap Up

Contemporary higher education and its enemies

The Curious Case of Nebraska Man - The Atavist Magazine A fossil tooth, a splashy debate, and a strange chapter in Americas long history of science denialism.

Archaeologists Recovered 275 Artifacts From the Wreck of a 19th-Century Ship That Sunk in the Search for the Northwest Passage : worldnews

ELI5: Why is the musical scale the way it is? 12 keys: 7 major, 5 minor? : explainlikeimfive


Fireworks light up Auckland, New Zealand's Sky Tower to ring in 2023 : worldnews
wrapping up 2022 : videos

Once an Open Sewer, New York Harbor Now Teems With Life. Thank the Clean Water Act. : politics

Shielded by Russia and China, Myanmar junta turn more brutal : worldnews

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles after unprecedented year of tests : worldnews

WHO urges China to share specific data regularly on COVID situation : worldnews
Made-in-China labels become a problem for Metas anti-China stanceThe company needs Chinas factories as it pushes to become a hardware producer

Putin tells Xi he wants to ramp up military cooperationRussian leader Vladimir Putin told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday he was keen to ramp up military cooperation and hailed the two countries efforts to counter Western influence (that buys all their shit)
Im shocked
Putin records New Years greeting with uniformed people in background
West using Ukraine to destroy Russia - Putin (Putin using Ukraine to destroy himself)
Russias defense minister says victory inevitable in New Year message

Giving Europe the chance to come to its senses Meduza got access to a Kremlin handbook on how propagandists should sum up 2022
10 key investigations by Russian independent media in 2022
The Devil went down to Kyiv Scholar Eliot Borenstein examines the worrying video gamelogic behind Moscows fundamentalist fight

Medvedev says Russians who left should be banned from returning : worldnews
Draft offices in occupied Crimea already have lists of potential conscripts compiled for January : worldnews
Oleksii Reznikov recorded an amazing appeal to the Russian civilians that are facing the upcoming mobilisation. Urging them to use their head, think and flee the country and telling them the bitter truth about what the Kremlin is doing.

Pundits on Russian TV discussed the incident with a grandma who spoke out against the invasion of Ukraine and was forcibly dragged off a bus. Their solution? More propaganda, starting in kindergarten, to ensure there arent many opponents of Putins wars.

Another Russian critical of President Putin goes missing in Odisha | Bhubaneswar News - Times of India : worldnews ... disappeared from Bhubaneswar railway station on Friday after he was spotted with a placard that said he needed help and was against Putins war against Ukraine.
Vladimir Putins rocket man Vladimir Nesterov dies: Fourth official in days to die mysteriously
In todays #vatnik soup Ill talk about windows and heart attacks. Most of you have read about the mystery deaths of Russian businessmen, but lets look at them in more detail some of them are quite strange.
In todays #vatnik soup I'll discuss Russkiy mir, the Russian World Its a concept that comprises of core culture of Russia, including its traditions & interactions with other cultures. This series is an attempt to explain motivations behind Russia's actions & motivations.1/17

There have been numerous explosions have been reported in the cities of Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh and Rostov - this picture is a large fire in Rostov, Russia. : UkraineWarVideoReport
Private armies of oligarchs: Piontkovsky explained why Russia is on the verge of civil war

Putin allows unfriendly countries to pay for gas in foreign currency

Russia sends six cargo IL-76s to Belarus in past 13 hours : worldnews
The Kyiv Independent on Twitter: "Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the second time in ten days. On Dec. 27, Lukashenko flew to St. Petersburg to meet with Putin for the ninth time in 2022." / Twitter

Russian oligarchs lose $95bn in 2022 amid sanctions after Ukraine war : worldnews (.25 Muskatoons) ... In total, the worlds 500 richest people lost almost $1.4tn in 2022.

Taliban should lift its restrictions on women, says UN human rights chief : worldnews

Former leader of Grey Wolves fatally shot in Ankara - Turkish Minute : worldnews

Ehud Barak: Govt shows signs of fascism; mass non-violent revoltmay be needed
Israel indicts soldiers for trying to bomb Palestinian home : worldnews

A massive attack on Ukraine right now. The scumbags waited for people to start celebrating New Year. : UkrainianConflict
Ukraine war: Explosions hit capital Kyiv : worldnews
Ukrainian air defense will become stronger in new year - Zelensky

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 311, Part 1 (Thread #452) : worldnews

Russia Loses 16 Armored Vehicles, Hundreds of Troops in a Day: Ukraine : worldnews
These are the indicative estimates of Russias combat losses as of Dec. 29, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

he #German-supplied IRIS-T air defense system showed stunning efficiency : 100 shots - 100 hits

The article states two Russian Lancet loitering munitions getting caught in the camouflage net of an AFU tank was the inspiration

Russians kidnapped 30 mayors, 7 of them went missing
More than 12,000 men have tried to leave Ukraine illegally since martial law was declared, and 15 of them have died during the attempt, the State Border Service reported on December 30 : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 311, Part 1 (Thread #452) : worldnews

Record number of women volunteer for military service in Finland 2022 : worldnews

German Has Ended Its Dependence on Russian Fuels, a Major Step.
Zelenskyy thanks Germany for support | The Ukrainian president thanked Germany's Olaf Scholz for the weapons, aid and refugee protection given in 2022.
The EU and NATO are united as never before: despite the consequences of the war in Ukraine faced by German citizens, next year Berlin will continue to support Kyivsays Scholz.

Tesla autopilot leads German police chase after driver falls asleep : worldnews

Italy passes controversial decree cracking down on unlicensed rave parties, laying out jail terms of up to six years and fines for the organisers : worldnews

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95 : worldnews
Benedict XVI
How Benedicts death could reshape the Catholic Church (running out of 13th century regressives)
Pope Benedict XVI as a member of the Hitler Youth, c. 1941 : pics
Papal demographics ... if we limit our time frame to the last 730 years i.e., since the end of the 13th century, only two out of 73 popes have exceeded the age of the present pontiff, Francis, who turned 86 earlier this month. (This number grows to three if you include Benedict).

Anger as EU project sees Police Scotland rebrand paedophiles as Minor-Attracted People

We're trapped: Britons in homes with unsafe cladding see no way out as living costs soar

Brazils Bolsonaro makes tearful final broadcast and leaves country

Opinion | How Anthony Fauci Quietly Shocked AIDS Activists - The New York Times

Attacks on power substations are growing: Why is the electric grid so hard to protect? : technology

A Charity Tied to the Supreme Court Offers Donors Access to the Justices : politics

Biden administration poised to repair judiciary after Senate majority

Rep. Kildee on the Trump-appointed IRS chief: Why didnt he do hisjob?

Trumps Taxes Are the Best Case Yet for Putting Him in Prison
Trump taxes show foreign income from more than a dozen countries : politics ,,, His returns show that he paid more in taxes to foreign governments than he did to his own country.
Trump Declared In Presidential Debate He Shut Down Chinese Bank Account. He Didn't. : politics
Trump Tax Returns Undermine His Image as a Successful Entrepreneur : politics
Barbara Walters had Donald Trump number in 1990. She did her research, backed up her claims and did not back down. Ironic that she died on the same day his tax returns were released.

Trump wanted to trademark Rigged Election! and other key findings from the latest release from the Jan. 6 panel
Jan. 6 Transcripts Reveal Disagreements That Divided Trump Camp : politics

Trump Floats Third-Party Threat If GOP Wont Back Him

Trump's Jan. 6 Blanket Pardon Plan Bares Consciousness Of Guilt - Ex-Prosecutor
Jan. 6 transcripts detail numerous warning signs of potential for violence before Capitol attack The ample evidence laid out in interviews with law enforcement officials contrasts in part with the final report from the committee and its focus on former President Donald Trump.

Trump and Kellyanne Conway banned Dr Fauci and Dr Birx from TV appearances on Covid, Jan 6 transcript shows : politics

The Red Wave Washout: How Skewed Polls Fed a False Election Narrative

AG: Meadows won't face voter fraud charges in North Carolina | AP News

Dubious distinction for Ohio GOP leaders: Only ones in US to ignore a court order : politics

Liar-Elect George Santos Trashed His NYC Apartment, Landlord Says : politics

Farewell To The Senates Biggest Climate Denier | Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) leaves behind a legacy of climate disinformation, and a small army of pro-industry contrarians.

An Idaho woman who documented her 19-day miscarriage on TikTok blames the states near-totalabortion ban for her 'horrific' experience

Authorities tracked the Idaho student killings suspect as he drove cross-country to Pennsylvania, sources say : news

Alabama to allow concealed guns without permit in 2023 : politics
Black support for GOP ticked up in this years midterms

Fidelity slashes Twitter value by 56% ... Fidelity was among the group of outside investors that helped Musk finance his $44 billion takeover of the social media site, by purchasing equity.
Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever To Lose $200 Billion : news ... Zuckerbergs doing a pretty good job of killing Facebook on his own. It may not be as rapidly or publicly stupid as Musk, but theyve already lost $650 billion in market value since rebranding Meta.

Sam Bankman-Fried Likely to Plead Not Guilty to Fraud Charges - WSJ U.S. prosecutors had charged the FTX founder with engaging in criminal conduct that contributed to the cryptocurrency exchanges collapse

Barbara Walters dies at 93 - Los Angeles Times
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, trailblazing TV icon, dies at 93 : news
Legendary newswoman Barbara Walters passes away at 93 : television
Barbra Walters died, don't forget about this video. : videos (pro-pedophilia in Hollywood)
Barbara Walters being an awful human being for fifteen minutes : videos
Nothing but respect for how Dolly Parton handled Barbara Walters in 1977 : videos
That time James Randi embarassed Barbara Walters also made for a good clip : videos

The Waste Land
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot | Poetry Foundation

A significant proportion of Texas adolescents reported experiencing dating violence, and this group also reported higher noncontraception use versus those not experiencing dating violence. : science

The Coolest Space Images of 2022

ELI5: How did we realise the mind is in the brain? : explainlikeimfive

TIL Although it is lauded as an excellent psychological tool by Government Agencies, Businesses, and even some schools, the Myers-Briggs Personality Test has been deemed useless by modern psychological experts. : todayilearned

Self diagnoses of diverse conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, autism, and gender identity-related conditions has been linked to social media platforms. : science

Swiss researchers create self-healing skin for robots : worldnews

The Anti-Chromatic Reflex | Nature

Before Newton, how did people explain falling apples? : askscience

Intensity of psychedelic experiences after taking psilocybin does not depend on body mass index, study suggests : science

Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low : worldnews

What was the scariest moment in your life,and why? : AskReddit

Who Wants the Metaverse? - JSTOR Daily