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Newly discovered asteroid to pass close to Earth on Saturday : worldnews
Eyes on Asteroids - 2024 MK - NASA/JPL
16 psyche asteroid - Google Search
Russian satellite breaks up in space, forces ISS astronauts to shelter : worldnews

Hurricane Beryl makes history as first Cat 4 storm ever to form in June : news

Japan protests sex assault cases involving US military on Okinawa and their delayed disclosure : worldnews
Deaths linked to Japanese supplement suddenly rise to 80 : worldnews

Suicides in Hong Kong hit 16-year high with nearly 1,100 cases: concern group : worldnews

'We Need To Start' : Putin Says Russia Should Start Producing Banned Missiles - News18 : worldnews

'Bombs fired at sleeping Jews': Turkish opposition leader condemns Hamas, Oct. 7 : worldnews
v El Al plane makes emergency landing in Turkey, passengers forbidden from leaving the plane : worldnews

Arab League removes Hezbollah from list of terrorist organizations : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #56) : worldnews

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: Hamas senior official Osama Hamdan said on Saturday there had been no progress in ceasefire talks with Israel over the Gaza war. / X

(1) The Times of Israel on X: "Rescued hostage Noa Argamani: Main concern in Hamas captivity was for my parents / X

UN official admits lack of data indicating famine in Gaza famine : worldnews

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters attack Israeli minister's car amid anger at military draft ruling : worldnews

Zelensky Says Preparing 'Plan' To End War With Russia : worldnews

Current kill ratio in Ukraine is one Ukrainian to six Russians – Zelenskyy : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 857, Part 1 (Thread #1004) : worldnews
/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 856, Part 1 (Thread #1003) : worldnews

(1) Artur Rehi on X: Why do Ukrainian prisoners look so terrible? This week, 100 people returned to Ukraine from Russian captivity. Among them, 10 civilians. This is the 53rd prisoner exchange with Russia. Some were in captivity since 2017-2018. Among them are Nariman Dzhelyal, the first deputy 1/20 / X

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Ukraine is allocating significant resources to expedite advances in the Vovchansk direction, aiming for a decisive victory through the use of encirclement. / X

(1) Tomi on X: So far unconfirmed but F16 might have flown its first combat mission today in Ukrainian airspace. / X

Air Force: Ukraine downs all 10 Russian drones launched overnight : worldnews

Polish Prime Minister Tusk 99% certain Poland will sign security agreement with Ukraine : worldnews

Police officer guarding Israeli embassy in Serbia hit by an arrow, shoots attacker dead : worldnews
Guard at Israeli embassy in Serbia hit with arrow, shoots attacker - The Jerusalem Post
Suspected Islamist shoots guard at Israeli embassy in Serbia in neck with arrow, shot dead - The gendarmerie officer reacted immediately, took out his gun, and as best he could until he fell, fired several shots at the attacker.

Le Pen's far right set for big win in first round of French election : worldnews - Highest voter turnout since 1997:

Macron's folly - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Well, the initial projections (generally accurate in French elections) are in. I said when it happened that I had no idea what upside there was to Macron calling a snap election, and I would say that it is not looking any more rational today: The National Rally party won a crushing victory in the first round of voting for the French National Assembly, according to early projections, bringing its long-taboo brand of nationalist and anti-immigrant politics to the threshold of power for the first time ... Turnout was very high, reflecting the importance accorded by voters to the snap election, at over 65 percent, compared to 47.51 percent in the first round of the last parliamentary election in 2022.
(1) Taniel on X: Leader of the PS (left bloc member) just spoke. He said: Whenever PS candidate is in runoff & in 3rd place, & far-right can win, their candidate will drop out to block far-right. Will Macronists? Bayrou, a Macronist leader, just tied himself in knots to say nothing precise." / X

'Disbelief' as US-UK trade deals under threat after Britain axes negotiators : worldnews

Panama acquits all defendants in Panama Papers lawsuit - claiming evidence of tax evasion was insufficiently documented to prove corrupt intent : worldnews

The Supreme Court Upends the Separation of Powers - Killing off Chevron deference, the court moves power to the judicial branch, portending chaos. : politics

Supreme Court poised to rule in Trump presidential immunity case on Monday : politics

Nine Hacks in Robes - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Sleeping Outdoors in Homelessness Case - The New York Times - The case is likely to have broad ramifications for how cities across the country respond to homelessness.
Upon further review - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is just extremely depressing:

Why a Supreme Court ruling will change how the government works | In one of the biggest judicial power-grabs in modern history, Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices today changed how the government will function. : politics
The Supreme Court overturns Chevron doctrine, gutting federal environmental protections Scrapping the legal precedent could send a "convulsive shock" to decades of federal environmental, financial, and healthcare regulations. : politics

The Supreme Court Just Killed the Chevron Deference. Time to Buy Bottled Water. | So long, forty years of administrative law, and thanks for all the nontoxic fish. : politics

Elena Kagan Is Horrified by What the Supreme Court Just Did. You Should Be Too. : politics

The unmistakable evidence that Judge Cannon is unfit for Trump's classified docs case : politics

Biden to discuss future of re-election campaign with family on Sunday : politics

Biden campaign fundraises $27 million after first debate : politics
Biden campaign raises over $33M since debate with Trump : politics
Joe Biden Sees Strongest Grassroots Fundraising Hour Since Campaign Launched After Muffled Debate Performance : politics
Trump Campaign Gets $50 Million Donation by High-Profile Man | TIME - Mellon, 81

Biden aides plotted debate strategy for months. Then it all collapsed. : politics
Top Democrats Rule Out Replacing Biden Amid Calls for Him to Quit 2024 Race : politics

Biden campaign argues president dropping out would 'lead to weeks of chaos' : politics
Democrats: Stop Panicking : politics
Eric Swalwell Blasts House Republican For 'Living On Fantasy Island' Over Trump Claim : politics

'Hello from my Black job': Black Americans share workplace photos after Trump's bizarre debate line : politics

Old man look at my life - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Well - Lawyers, Guns & Money I'm not saying theses data are definitive, or even good. What I would point out is that they're something other than vibes. The latter remain the sole basis for assertions that Biden, unlike all these potential candidates, has to withdraw because he's going to lose to Trump.

Donald Trump Should Not Have Been on That Stage : politics
The New York Times wants Biden gone - but they seem OK with a convicted felon : politics

The dynamics of institutional mobbing, or Jamelle Bouie for president - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Opinion | 'Is It Too Late?' Four Writers on What Democrats Should Do About Biden. - The New York Times

Murc's law achieves escape velocity - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Biden's performance last night was really bad. But throwing out three and a half years of governing, not to mention a major party's entire primary process, because of a bad night under the TV lights, is raising theater criticism to almost theological status.

CNN hosted a fact-free debate. The losers are U.S. voters : politics

Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump Should Withdraw - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The editorial is chock-full of Trump's wrongdoings while in office. Here's a sample: ... His dilettante son-in-law got $2 billion from the Saudi government for his fledgling investment firm even though he never managed money before.

MAGA's Eruptions of Rage at CNN Reveal Why Project 2025 Is So Ominous : politics
The Most Under-Covered Story of 2024: Trump and Right-Wing Extremism And it goes far beyond Project 2025. : politics

Donald Trump has spread 2020 election conspiracy theories 500 times on Truth Social - CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Kamala Harris' camp is mad that Newsom and Whitmer are being floated as Biden replacements over the VP : politics

Lawrence: We live in a country where most commentators declared the liar the debate winner : politics

Critics Clown Trump's 'IDIOTIC' Electric Planes Remarks: 'Dumb As A Box Of Rocks' : politics

Christian Nationalism 'On the March': Oklahoma Mandates Bible Teachings in Public Schools. "It's not just happening in Oklahoma; we're seeing it from Texas to West Virginia, from Florida to Idaho," said one church-state separation advocate. : politics

Lauren Boebert settles lawsuit over her past alleged sex work & abortions : politics

Republicans use cannabis smell complaints as ‘excuse’ to oppose legalization, advocates say : politics

A Selection of Virginia Woolf’s Most Savage Insults

What Is Unschooling? Inside the Controversial Homeschooling Alternative No math. No social studies. Kids set the curriculum. Is this trend in education helping or harming kids? ... After Covid, you saw large jumps in homeschooling. Parents got a glimpse into their child's classrooms and there was sort of this feeling of, Oh, I can do this.

A curious 3-year-old, a loaded gun: Inside America's gun violence epidemic Nearly every day, a child unintentionally fires a gun and injures or kills someone. It's one of the most preventable forms of gun violence - but that doesn't mean it’s easy to solve.

Whatever Happened to Serial Killers? - The Ringer - Why did the number of U.S. serial killers drop off after decades of rapid growth? What does this say about American society and criminology? Derek and James Alan Fox explore ... extraordinarily ordinary.

The ‘Pay Phone Bandit’ Who Baffled the FBI in the ’80s A rogue genius figured out how to breach coin boxes on the phones, with his haul adding up to as much as $1 million.
James Clark Obituary (2012) - Akron, OH - Akron Beacon Journal

Siblings who no longer speak, what caused the divide? : AskReddit

Who is someone everyone thought was crazy but turned out to be right? : AskReddit

New research suggests that people may expect to engage in more unethical behavior when they perceive higher levels of economic inequality in society. This finding could have implications for societal trust and cooperation. The studies involved over 3,000 American participants in total. : science

New model of stress and disease provides hope for people with multiple sclerosis : science

What I Learned From Thinking Fast And Slow | by Devansh | Medium

A recent study demonstrates how our first impressions can often lead us to persistently choose inferior options even when better ones are available. Researchers found that when people form an early preference for a particular choice, they tend to stick with it, ignoring more rewarding alternatives. : science

The Curious Ways Your Skin Shapes Your Health Weathered or unhealthy skin is emerging as a major risk factor for almost every single age-related disease, from Parkinson’s to type 2 diabetes ... less emotionally stable men were more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease to the revelation that our problem-solving abilities decline only slightly with age. But one of the most striking findings confirmed what people had long suspected: how youthful you look is an impressively accurate expression of your inner health ... It turns out skin health can be used to predict a number of seemingly unconnected factors, from your bone density to your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases or dying from cardiovascular disease

Researchers have discovered that zinc can make crop yields more climate-resilient. This finding, along with the transcriptional regulator Fixation Under Nitrate (FUN), could revolutionize legume-based agriculture by optimizing crop efficiency and reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers. : science

A recent meta-analysis found that individuals who consume psychedelics exhibit significantly higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) compared to healthy non-users. This increase in BDNF suggests that psychedelics might enhance the brain's ability to adapt and reorganize itself. : science

The Woman Behind Freud's First Case Study | The New Republic The case of Anna O. showed that psychoanalysis worked. Did Freud tamper with it? ... Brownstein argues, sometimes contradictorily, that Freud's brilliance and his drive to make his way as a medical doctor propelled him to tamper with Bertha's story.

7 injured in deck collapse on Cape Cod

Tipping culture continues to get out of hand... : boston

Microsoft's Copilot+ PC exclusive features are a bad joke, even for AI fans : Surface


This mass bleaching event is the worst on record. Now scientists are hoping for hurricanes : worldnews

US soldier charged in Okinawa for rape of minor : worldnews

South Korea releases video showing North Korean missile exploding in flight : worldnews
Seoul warns Russia over North Korea-supplied weapons : worldnews

N. Korea ramps up public executions of people distributing S. Korean movies: unification ministry : worldnews
North Korea executed man for listening to K-pop, report from defectors shows : worldnews
North Korea is carrying out a widespread crackdown on everything from wedding dresses to slang as it seeks to counter the South's influence : worldnews

Russia warns of 'direct confrontation' with NATO over US Black Sea drones : worldnews
Putin Complains that No One Will Help Russia in War on Ukraine : worldnews

The Russians May Have Lost An Entire Airborne Brigade In Vovchansk : worldnews

Russia considering downgrading relations with the West, the Kremlin says : worldnews

Another Russian satellite broke apart in orbit, leaving pile of junk : worldnews

PFI wanted to establish Islamic rule in India by 2047: NIA : worldnews

Maldives minister arrested for performing 'black magic' on President Muizzu : worldnews

Heatwave crisis in Pakistan: Over 450 lives lost as Karachi swelters : worldnews

Strong evidence that Ethiopia committed genocide in Tigray war: Report : worldnews

Iran's only moderate presidential candidate takes surprise poll lead : worldnews
Iran's Oil and Gas Workers' Strike Grows: 20,000 Workers, 110 Companies : worldnews

Netanyahu: Iran terror axis on march to conquer Saudi Arabia : worldnews

Recent Israeli missile test could be drill for strike on Iran, or warning to leaders in Tehran : worldnews

White House admits Israel not to blame for aid failing to reach Gazans : worldnews
UNRWA staff stealing and selling humanitarian aid, Gazans report - UN Watch : worldnews
Key Food Security Org Finds No Famine In Gaza, Says Previous Assumptions Wrong : worldnews

IDF kill dozens of terrorists hiding in UNRWA schools, increase attacks in Shejaia : worldnews

Israel strikes reportedly creating 5-kilometer 'dead zone' in southern Lebanon : worldnews

Smotrich: cabinet authorized 5 West Bank outposts, sanctions against PA : worldnews

IDF says 16% of Gaza buildings destroyed; disputes higher UN figures : worldnews

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is working on 'comprehensive plan' for peace in Ukraine : worldnews

Ukrainian air defenders shoot down nearly all Russian targets attacking Ukraine overnight : worldnews

General Staff: Russia has lost 540,490 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 : worldnews
New Mortality Report Shows Russian War Deaths In Ukraine Exceed 71,000 : worldnews
Russia is losing 1,000 soldiers a day in its relentless 'meat grinder' tactics against Ukraine: report : worldnews

Ukraine May Have Hit Russia's $600 Million S-500 SAM System With ATACMS : worldnews

Russians strike nine-storey building in Dnipro, wounding people : worldnews

EU, Ukraine to sign bilateral security agreement : worldnews
Finland sends 24th military aid package to Ukraine | Yle News : worldnews

Polish parliament approves new rape law making sex without consent a crime : worldnews

US nuclear submarine surfaces off Norway in rare flex : worldnews

Withholding Apple Intelligence from EU a 'stunning declaration' of anticompetitive behavior. : technology

Iranian Dissident Escapes Assassination Attempt in Netherlands : worldnews

Weimar Triangle starts preparing for a standoff with Russia : worldnews

Reform UK campaigners caught making racist slurs : worldnews

Bolivia's leader says the general accused of leading failed coup wanted to take over as president : worldnews

Brazil Becomes the Largest Nation to Decriminalize Marijuana : worldnews

Former heads of Bolivia's army and navy arrested over failed coup : worldnews
Milei's reforms set to cross finish line in Congress : worldnews

Liberal backbencher calls for Trudeau to resign in email to caucus : worldnews
Canada sanctions Israeli extremists, settler groups over violence against Palestinians | The Times of Israel : worldnews

Microsoft informs customers that Russian hackers spied on emails : worldnews

Whistleblower warned Boeing of flaws in 787 planes that could have devastating consequences : worldnews

We Just Witnessed the Biggest Supreme Court Power Grab Since 1803 : politics

Supreme Court Upends Hundreds of Capitol Riot Cases ... In a ruling that will have implications for one of Donald Trump's criminal cases, the high court ruled that the feds must narrow their use of obstruction charges ... by ruling Friday that the feds need to narrow their usage of the charge of obstructing an official proceeding. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices significantly weakened the statute under which more than 330 rioters had been charged. Trump has also been charged with obstruction in his criminal case in Washington, D.C., related to his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Supreme Court ruling says Jan. 6 obstruction cases need proof - Supreme Court makes it harder to charge Jan. 6 riot defendants with obstruction, the same charge Trump faces

Jamie Raskin Suggests Fitting New Home For 'Partisan' Supreme Court In Blistering Take | HuffPost Latest News

Supreme Court weakens federal regulators, overturning Chevron decision | AP News
Supreme Court allows cities to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping outside : news - The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread. -Anatole France

Supreme Court Tells Steve Bannon He’s Gotta Show Up to Jail on Monday

TV Ratings: Biden-Trump Debate Draws 48M Viewers, Way Below 2020 (73M Viewers) : television

Biden-Harris in 2024! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Democrats and Joe Biden: What's next after poor debate performance?
Opinion | Joe Biden's disaster of a debate Panicked Democrats are talking about the need for Biden to let Democrats choose a different standard-bearer. For the good not just of his party but also of the country, Biden needs to listen.

America Lost the First Biden-Trump Debate : politics
Biden bounces back from bad debate with energetic Raleigh rally : politics

Video: CNN's Daniel Dale fact checks Trump's and Biden's claims made in debate | CNN Politics
Fact checking the CNN presidential debate | CNN Politics - Trump made more than 30 false claims during CNN's presidential debate - far more than Biden

About that thing that happened - Lawyers, Guns & Money - (1) It's important for the sake of sanity not to lose sight of how completely insane all this is. Choosing a president on the basis of last night’s fake debate format is like choosing whether or not to replace the guy who has been a mostly excellent quarterback for the last three and a half seasons on the basis of a hot dog eating contest. Donald Trump is good at lying nonstop on TV,

June 27, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson Heather Cox Richardson ... and by far the most striking thing about the debate was the overwhelming focus among pundits immediately afterward about Biden's appearance and soft, hoarse voice as he rattled off statistics and events. Virtually unmentioned was the fact that Trump lied and rambled incoherently, ignored questions to say whatever he wanted; refused to acknowledge the events of January 6, 2021; and refused to commit to accepting the result of the 2024 presidential election, finally saying he would accept it only if it met his standards for fairness ... In contrast, Trump came out strong but faded and became less coherent over time. His entire performance was either lies or rambling non-sequiturs. He lied so incessantly throughout the evening that it took CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale almost three minutes, speaking quickly, to get through the list. ... Of far more lasting importance than this one night is the clear evidence that stage performance has trumped substance in political coverage in our era. Nine years after Trump launched his first campaign, the media continues to let him call the shots.

America Lost the First Biden-Trump Debate : politics

CNN's debate had no major glitches, but lack of fact-checking irked some

Jake Tapper and Dana Bash's Debate Performance Was an Embarrassment "Do you know what they were? They weren't moderators. They were fucking mic stands," The New Abnormal's Danielle Moodie said after watching Thursday's debate.

Biden Campaign Emphatic He Will NOT Drop Out After Debate Disaster While many Democrats have sounded the alarm that Joe Biden is toast, those closest to the president are sticking behind their man.
Secrets of How Democrats Ditch Biden (Spoiler: Bad News, Kamala) ... Democrats have privately discussed the possibility of Biden "pulling an LBJ," as some operatives put it ... Vice President Kamala Harris, after everything she's done to become the first woman vice president and the highest ranking Black woman politician in American history, would also have to call it quits ... “The reality is, the vast majority of gettable voters weren't tuning in tonight," they said. "Biden looked boring. It just didn't make for great TV."

‘The Daily Show’ With Jon Stewart Scores Highest Rating of 2024 With Live Post-Debate Episode (4.2 Million Viewers) : television

The New York Times Columnists Biden Cares About Tell Him to Go .. The old man's performance was simply too worrying for most of the columnists at the Gray Lady.

'The View' Joins Calls for Biden to Drop Out for Good of 'Humanity' ... Biden should step down if we want to defeat Donald Trump in November.

'10 minutes to destroy a presidency': how US and global media reviewed the Biden-Trump debate | US elections 2024 | The Guardian Headlines echoed Democrats' anxiety that Biden is too cognitively weak and physically frail for another term

Obama backs Biden after rough debate performance : politics

June 24, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - Two years ago today, on June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. The vote was 6-3.
June 25, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - These days, reality is undermining the political power of the mythological image of the American cowboy.
June 26, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson - Today President Joe Biden pardoned more than 2000 former military personnel who had been convicted of engaging in consensual sex under a gay sex ban in the military that has since been repealed

Trump Should Never Have Had This Platform : politics

The New York Times: 'Biden Campaign Ad Paints Trump as a Felon' (Uh, He is One)

Trump's 'Very Fine People' Remark: Snopes Misses the Mark on Dangerous Doublespeak How Snopes overlooked the context and impact of Trump's Charlottesville comments.

Undecided Voters Say They Now Support Joe Biden After Debate : politics

Abortion in America after the end of Roe, in 8 charts - Vox Americans are confronting a whole new reality of patchwork abortion access after the Dobbs decision.

Bill Gates says the massive power draw required for AI processing is nothing to worry about as AI will ultimately identify ways to help cut power consumption and drive the transition to sustainable energy. : technology

TEMU sued for being "dangerous malware" by Arkansas Attorney General : technology

Schools police chief indicted in Uvalde shooting response - The Boston Globe - The head of the Texas state police, Steve McCraw, has blamed Arredondo for the slow response. He said it went against the training that police officers have received for decades, since the deadly school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, to immediately engage any shooter inside a school.The US Justice Department, in its 600-page report, also largely focused on actions by Arredondo, finding that his decisions delayed the response.

Which non-fiction book disturbed you the most? : books

Study comparing the genetic activity of mitochondria in males and females finds extreme differences, suggesting some disease therapies must be tailored to each sex : science

What We Talk About When We Talk About Triple Cannons

Why drones are replacing fireworks shows The colorful explosions can harm our health, our environment, and our pets. Is drone technology becoming the new preferred way to celebrate?

What My Mother's Wardrobe Taught Me About Style and Grief After She Died | Vogue

ELI5: If the ideal inflation rate is around 2%, won’t money eventually become worthless? : explainlikeimfive

What are some events in recorded history that are extremely hard to believe? : AskReddit

Three unbelievably rich sources of protein for vegetarians | by Anuradha Seth, PhD | ILLUMINATION | Medium

Here's how your voice changes as you age
dysphonia - Google Search
Vocal Characteristics of Older Adults and Stereotyping | Journal of Nonverbal Behavior

Tobacco giant accused of 'manipulating science' to attract non-smokers : worldnews

The 7 Best Insulated Water Bottles of 2024 - Best Insulated Drinkware

This Cambridge startup can churn out AI-generated music in 30 seconds. The recording industry would like a word. : CambridgeMA

According to a new study, the use of explicit pornographic media, such as videos and pictures, is linked to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. : science

A remote Pacific island is attracting supersized sharks. Scientists want to know why. Off Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, tiger sharks grow an average of two feet longer than those on the Great Barrier Reef. We've only started unraveling the mystery.

Ancient bone could reveal how Neanderthals cared for a child with Down syndrome : worldnews

VERI's Nitric Oxide Innovative Skincare System - This skincare system harnesses the power of a vital, naturally occurring compound—nitric oxide.

Migrant families will not be allowed to sleep at Logan Airport, Massachusetts governor says : boston

Retired Norwell pediatrician indicted on child sex assault charge ... The number of alleged victims has swelled to 15, resulting in an indictment returned Friday charging Richard A. Kauff, with 17 new criminal counts, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

Boston sees murder rate plummet by incredible 78% to just four homicides this year : boston

Frank Bensel's back-to-back holes-in-one make USGA history

Exploring Athol's surprisingly posh Scottish roots .. After Belchertown, Athol probably ranks as one of Massachusetts’s most unpleasantly named towns.

Cambridge again at loggerheads on middle school algebra

Cambridge cyclist deaths put spotlight on truck, intersection dangers : CambridgeMA
On the topic of bicycles : CambridgeMA

No verdict in Karen Read case, as jurors continue deliberations
Karen Read murder trial: Judge orders jury to keep deliberating after it fails to reach unanimous verdict : boston
If the Karen Read trial ends in a hung jury, would the state re-try the case? New evidence might be needed, legal expert says : boston
If Karen Read Trial Ends in Hung Jury: What’s Next?

Windows 11 starts forcing OneDrive backups without asking permission : technology


See how this green hydrogen plant converts water into clean fuel - Washington Post

Over 200 million metric tons of rare metals found near remote Tokyo island : worldnews

North Korean troops will become 'cannon fodder' if they aid Russia in Ukraine, Pentagon says : worldnews
North Korea's latest missile test appears to have failed, South Korean military says : worldnews

Russia Opens Secret Trial of U.S. Reporter Accused of Espionage : worldnews

Ukraine Destroys 120 Drones in Strike on Russian UAV Training Center : worldnews

IDF: Slain Gazan named as Doctors Without Borders staffer was Islamic Jihad rocket maker : worldnews

Ukraine's sea drones display new capability to shoot down helicopters : worldnews

Norway starts stockpiling grain again, citing the pandemic, war and climate change : worldnews

German Cabinet backs deportations for praise of terrorism : worldnews ... It is very clear to us that Islamist agitators who are mentally living in the Stone Age have no place in our country

Opinion | Assange plea deal mars Biden record on press - The Washington Post Wikileaks founder pleads guilty to obtaining, receiving and disclosing classified information.

Watch live: CNN Presidential Debate Simulcast Thursday 9PM EST - YouTube
How to Watch the Presidential Debate: Live Stream Biden Vs. Trump Free
` Trump, Biden to compete in presidential debate: Live updates - The Washington Post

The presidential debate that could make or break CNN - The Washington Post A new format - with no live audience and tight control over the candidates' microphones - could create a new model for presidential debates. Or it could backfire.

Progressives on AIPAC Beating Jamaal Bowman: How to "Buy an Election" Despite the various factors that contributed to Rep. Jamaal Bowman's loss, progressive strategists said there was one clear takeaway from the results. - Akela Lacy

Turmoil at the Daily Beast has staffers headed for the exits - The Washington Post Two new high-profile media executives at the helm try to gin up fresh buzz for the digital-news survivor. But some journalists have had enough.

Most women have uterine fibroids. Doctors have no idea why - Today, experts estimate that by age 50, some 70 percent of white women and more than 80 percent of Black women have uterine fibroids

Face blindness may be more common than previously thought

Winchester literacy report: Little collaboration or trust between teachers and district leadership

Record-breaking Cape Cod real estate deal: mansion in Osterville sells for $22.75 million

Karen Read update: At Canton crime scene, tourists show no ‘respect’


Solar generates fifth of global electricity on summer solstice midday peak : worldnews

China's Growth - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Russia says three killed, nearly 100 wounded in Ukrainian ATACMS attack on Crimea : worldnews
Satellite images show Russia's Shahed warehouse destruction : worldnews

Russia Opens Secret Trial of U.S. Reporter Accused of Espionage : worldnews

Russia approves draft logistics agreement with India : worldnews

Gunmen attack synagogue and Orthodox church in Russia's Dagestan - report : worldnews

'Not enough medics' to help pilgrims with heat, Hajj witnesses tell CNN as toll mounts : worldnews
Egypt cracks down on tourism companies after haj deaths : worldnews

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel : worldnews
Hezbollah Storing Iranian Arms at Beirut Airport Raises Alarms : worldnews
Report: Hezbollah is storing a large amount of weapons at Beirut's main airport | Israel National News : worldnews

U.S. carrier in Med ahead of possible war with Lebanon : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis claim attack on four ships at Israel's Haifa port : worldnews

Netanyahu doubles down on US withholding military aid : worldnews
Hamas to recruit thousands of Gazan youths in Khan Yunis comeback : worldnews

Israel’s Iron Dome risks being overwhelmed in all-out war with Hezbollah, says US : worldnews

A disaster on every level - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The obvious disproportionality of Israel's war on Gaza is not something that should be "left aside" — it's a sufficient argument to end the war now. But as Robert Pape explains, it’s also worth pointing out that the war is also a failure on any terms other than "brutality for its own sake." Hamas is if anything more entrenched in power than it was on October 8, and Israel's diplomatic situation is getting worse by the day: Since Hamas's horrific attack last October, Israel has invaded northern and southern Gaza with approximately 40,000 combat troops, forcibly displaced 80 percent of the population, killed over 37,000 people, dropped at least 70,000 tons of bombs on the territory (surpassing the combined weight of bombs dropped on London, Dresden, and Hamburg in all of World War II), destroyed or damaged over half of all buildings in Gaza, and limited the territory's access to water, food, and electricity, leaving the entire population on the brink of famine ... in part because the "brutality for its own sake" part seems the primary goal for much of Israel's governing coalition.

Ukrainian Military: Russian forces dropped 35 glide bombs on Kharkiv Oblast over past day : worldnews

Polish FM Sikorski says Putin 'over worries' about possible defeat ending 1,000 years of Russia history : worldnews ... He added that Russia survived defeats in the Crimean War, the Russo-Japanese War at the beginning of the 20th century, World War I, the Polish-Soviet war in 1920, Afghanistan, and in the Cold War. "After empires, national states can continue to exist," Sikorski continued.

Germany to order 105 Leopard tanks to equip German brigade in Lithuania : worldnews
Germany's autobahn bridges falling apart : worldnews
German Cabinet backs deportations for praise of terrorism : worldnews

Italy's Meloni denounces 'ideological madness' of EU ban on gas and diesel cars : worldnews
Tourist stopped from vandalising Pompeii site : worldnews
Tourist stopped from vandalising Pompeii site | Euronews

Fourth Tory official reportedly investigated for election bets : worldnews

Cuba, the 'safest country in the world' is getting less and less secure : worldnews

Tornado confirmed in Dublin, New Hampshire on Sunday - A NWS survey team continues to assess other reports of damage in Keene, Manchester and the coastal area.

Peace Through Strength - Lawyers, Guns & Money - China has doubled the size of its arsenal since 2020: a massive, unexplained, and unwarranted expansion.

Federal Prosecutors Attacked Me for My Reporting - and They're Doing It to Hide Info From the Public - The Intercept If the Biden administration is serious about protecting press freedoms, officials from Washington might want to have a stern talk with federal prosecutors in Detroit ... The attack by the Justice Department should be seen for what it is: a breathtaking assault against journalism by the Biden administration.

Joe Biden crushing Donald Trump by 23 points among younger voters : politics
Young voters backing Biden over Trump by 23-point margin: Poll : politics
Trump ran up national debt twice as much as Biden: new analysis : politics

Trump declining in polls since hush money conviction, says Karl Rove

Biden campaign lays out debate week strategy in new memo : politics

Trump ran up national debt twice as much as Biden: new analysis : politics

Former prosecutor on Judge Cannon: 'She needs to stop playing games' : politics

Opinion | A look at another historic debate — Kennedy vs. Nixon - This week we will witness another historic debate, the earliest in our presidential cycle, with new rules, and the first time two men who have been president will be standing side by side on live television.

28 million women living in states with abortion bans, study says

Rep. Jackson Baselessly Accuses Biden of Using Stimulants, Vows to Demand Drug Test Before Debate : politics - Coming from the doctor that turned the White House into a Pill Mill

Media spend many times as much space on discussing Biden's age relative to Trump's - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican fact-checked on accusation against Joe Biden during interview : politics

The Governance of Christ - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jeff Landry is really channeling his 11 Commandments ... Every child deserves a safe home, first and foremost, and families deserve a pathway to self-sufficiency. That is our primary mission,
Luke 18:35-43 - As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging ...

Lauren Boebert Is Feeling the Heat in Colorado : politics

Suno AI music lawsuit says company violated copyright law
DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen

Moms get interrupted a lot more than dads. The price is steep. A Tufts economist measures the impact on women’s careers of being the default parent for so many child needs, from doctor appointments to day care pickups

Here's the real reason the U.S. doesn't use the metric system The United States is one of just three countries that "prefers" imperial measurements over the international metric standard. The motivation why has less to do with official policy than you might think.

The cement that could turn your house into a giant battery

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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen

Boston man charged with sexually exploiting five high school girls he met through Instagram, prosecutors say - The Boston Globe

Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy to close - A private Christian liberal arts college in Quincy is preparing to close after nearly 125 years, citing the "significant financial headwinds' facing small colleges as higher education costs soar.

Opinion | Jimmy Carters's virtues - and flaws - were considerable The 39th POTUS couldn't refrain from attacking those who followed him to the White House.

Karen Read trial: live blog for Monday

Drinking Water Quality City of Cambridge Water Department

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In the Karen Read trial, the State Police are already the losers

This crochet prom dress was made by a Somerville teen in three days - A Somerville teen crocheted her prom dress in three days. Her video of the design process went viral.

3 of the last 4 cycling fatalities in the Boston area occurred in protected bike lanes : boston

Another Person Biking was Killed Yesterday in Cambridge; Join Our Vigil Monday, June 24, 4:45 PM at City Hall : CambridgeBikeSafety
Both bikers killed in Cambridge were side collisions with box trucks that don't have side guards, which are mandated in virtually all peer countries - but not the USA : CambridgeMA ... The Department of Transportation allowed trucking lobbyists to review an unpublished report recommending a safety device that could save lives by preventing pedestrians and cyclists from getting crushed under large trucks...Kwan told ProPublica and FRONTLINE that he'd never been asked to offer such deference to industry in his two decades of working for the department. 'Normally we don't give ATA [American Trucking Associations] an opportunity to review and provide comments on any of our reports," he said."

Gary Zerola convicted on rape charge Gary Zerola, lawyer acquitted of rape in three previous trials, convicted on rape charge by Suffolk Superior Court jury


Why intense heat waves are more likely because of climate change - The Washington Post Scorching heat across five continents set 1,400 records this week and showed how human-caused global warming has made catastrophic temperatures commonplace.

A 'Major Lunar Standstill' Is Happening This Year -- and Friday's Full Moon Offers 'Dramatic' View | Smithsonian From now through much of next year, the moon will periodically rise and set at its most extreme points, thanks to a rare celestial phenomenon that only occurs every 18.6 years

Single men in South Korea outnumber single women by 19.6 percent: Report : worldnews

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea : worldnews

Hong Kong Tells Residents to 'Smile More' to Revive Tourism : worldnews

China threatens death penalty for Taiwan independence 'diehards' : worldnews
Buried Treasure in Terracotta Army May Confirm Ancient Legend

Iran's water crisis leads to ground collapse : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #55) : worldnews

Former Shin Bet head urges public to protest until 'worst government' in Israel's history is replaced : worldnews

Israel says its assassinated key Hamas weapons supplier in Lebanon : worldnews

Decision to recognize Palestine will have serious consequences for relations between Israel and Armenia: Netanyahu's office : worldnews

Eschaton: How Will That Work Out --Senior US officials reassured a delegation of top Israeli officials visiting Washington this week that if a full-out war were to break out on Israel's northern border between Israel and Hezbollah ... "If it breaks out." No agency assigned.

IDF says it is investigating soldiers who tied Palestinian detainee to hood of car : worldnews

IDF engages terrorists, finds weapons in Gaza university used as Hamas HQ : worldnews

(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X: Several Hezbollah operatives and sites belonging to the terror group were struck in southern Lebanon today, the IDF says. One strike in Ayta ash-Shab targeted a Hezbollah operative who had been spotted at one of the group's observation posts, the IDF says. The military says / X

Zelensky reportedly says Farage 'infected by Putinism' as Reform leader doubles down on Ukraine comments : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 850, Part 1 (Thread #996) : worldnews

Russia launches 'massive' overnight attack on Ukraine power grid : worldnews

Three killed, dozens hurt as Russia hits war-torn Ukraine city : worldnews

(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: US now allows to attack Russian territory within 100 KM of the border but does not allow to hit airfields where aircraft, that regularly drop aerial bombs on are located. The White House dreams-up red lines for the sake of having red lines. It is costing lives. / X

Giving Slovak jets, air defence to Kyiv was sabotage, new government says : worldnews

Eiffel Tower ticket prices increase by 20% in bid to save Paris's 'Iron Lady' : worldnews

Thousands protest across Ireland after soldier who attacked woman walks free : worldnews

NATO and EU to Blame for Ukraine War, Reform UK's Farage Says : worldnews ... If someone is stupid enough to trust Farage at this point, they deserve whatever method he uses to fuck them.
Nigel Farage has doubled down on his claims that the West provoked Russia's invasion of Ukraine after he was slammed by rivals Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer for the comments. : worldnews
UKs richest family sentenced for 4 years+, for exploiting staff : worldnews
Swinney caught up in postage scandal as Whatsapps from office manager leaked : worldnews (very british)

Catastrophic flooding in Upper Midwest prompts evacuations as record-breaking heat wave broils the West and mid-Atlantic|CNN : news

Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlocks in lawsuit filed by former Abu Ghraib prisoners : politics

When the Surgeon General Warned About Pac-Man

The Most Dangerous Law in America : Democracy Journal : The Insurrection Act is a nuclear bomb hidden in the United States code, giving presidents unimaginable emergency power. No President has abused it. Yet.

Samuel Alito's Mysterious Absence From Supreme Court Raises Questions - Why is the Supreme Court justice missing from the bench two days in a row? : politics

Aileen Cannon Is Who Critics Feared She Was | The judge handling Trump's classified documents case has shown that she's not fit for the task : politics

For Biden and Trump, debate is rematch with risks and rewards
The Insiders: The 3 men at the core of Biden's brain trust - The Boston Globe ... Mike Donilon, Ron Klain, Ted Kaufman

Trump Just Revealed How He'll Attack Biden at Debate - and It's Vile : politics
Trump Throws Predictable Conniption Fit Over Fox Poll Putting Joe Biden Ahead : politics
Trump Tells Crowd He Wants an 'Iron Dome' Over America : politics

Trump campaign seeks to head off convention revolt from its right flank - The Washington Post Aides scrambled to foil a plot to throw the nominating process into chaos as suspicions abound about potentially disloyal delegates ... They instead came from avowed "America First" believers hatching a challenge from the far right ... the aim may have been to substitute former national security adviser Michael Flynn for Trump if the former president is sentenced to prison time

Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller Demand the Right to Foster Right Wing Violence for the Election - emptywheel

The Lazy Authoritarianism of Donald Trump : politics

Trump spreads violent rhetoric by suggesting migrants should fight for sport : politics
Donald Trump Proposes Migrant 'Fight League' During Bonkers Rally Speech : politics
Trump's sledgehammer message to Philadelphia is light on facts, heavy on fear : politics

Republicans urge Trump to avoid 2020 debate pitfalls: 'Don't take the bait' : politics
Trump mixes up Jan 6 riot 'suspects' with Russian spies in rambling speech at Christian faith conference | Former president appears to confuse different stories while giving shout-out to Georgia lawmaker : politics - Trump's cognitive decline is accelerating. Now, imagine the consequences of having an unhinged and dementia-riddled manchild as president, because that is what America is flirting with currently.
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Donald Trump Complains About Being Called 'Cognitively Impaired' : politics
Trump’s Mental Decline Worries Me More Than Biden's. His ramblings reveal not so much a lack of self-control as a troubling incoherence. : politics (tnx wsj)
Donald Trump Claims Joan Rivers Voted Him for President. She Died 2 Years Before the Election : politics

Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November : politics

Trump Joked About Nazi 'Ovens' to His Jewish Employees, Says Former Trump Org VP : politics

There’s a clear connection between Nazism & anti-abortion, anti-gay conservatism : politics

This Was the Week When the RFK Jr. Fantasy Went Bust : politics
No debate: RFK Jr. is a threat to Democracy : politics

If you can't be president, you can still be a massive asshole - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... He just didn't get what he wanted and is lashing out against anyone who might stop Florida from becoming an intellectual and cultural wasteland, his most natural enemies.
Rep. Jasmine Crockett taunts Marjorie Taylor Greene, again: 'Hard-pressed to find someone dumber' : politics

Texas Congressman Won't Stop Wearing Combat Infantryman Badge that Was Revoked : politics

New editor of 'Washington Post' Robert Winnett won't take the job : NPR

Arizona's Economic Boom Is the Biden Signal in Trump Noise : politics

Police: Vandal spray paints F--- Elon on 34 Tesla Cybertrucks in Fort Lauderdale : news
Arizona toddler rescued after getting trapped in a Tesla with a dead battery | The Model Y's 12-volt battery, which powers things like the doors and windows, died : technology

Why Domestic Violence Survivors Serve Time for Their Abusers' Crimes | The Marshall Project - The Marshall Project found nearly 100 people who were punished for the actions of their abusers under little-known laws like "accomplice liability."

2 Psychologist-Approved Docu-Series Depicting How Cults Brainwash

These conspiracy theory believers went deep down the rabbit hole - then found a way out - ABC News

How To Bounce Back After Getting Fired From a Job - My Job Was My Life. Then I Got Fired. How failure changed my relationship to work. By Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Can Technology Help Us More Accurately Diagnose Mental Illnesses? | Smithsonian Can Technology Help Us More Accurately Diagnose Mental Illnesses? A new wave of tools promises to offer quicker, more objective assessments to help patients and clinicians

This Revolutionary New Observatory Will Locate Threatening Asteroids and Millions of Galaxies | Smithsonian Beginning next year, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will use the world’s largest digital camera to give us a whole new view of the universe

In 1977, A Computer Programmer Fixed a Massive Bug - And Created an Existential Crisis Here's what vintage typesetting, defense software, and the Apple Lisa have to do with a ubiquitous computing feature. The Blinking Cursor

A Home Invasion Turned Our Dream House Into a Nightmare. Then We Became a Bigger Criminal's Target. | Vanity Fair

Inside the Frat-Boy Crime Ring That Swept the South | Vanity Fair - Mikey Schmidt wanted to be a Kappa Alpha at the College of Charleston. He also wanted to make millions… An exclusive excerpt from Among the Bros.

True Crime, True Faith: The Serial Killer and the Texas Mom Who Stopped Him | Vanity Fair In 1981, Margy Palm was abducted by Stephen Morin outside a Kmart. She's never told the whole shocking story—until now.

Birkenstock fever: Bloomberg's Tim Loh writes about the evolution of a very famous sandal - The Sunday Long Read

How the rainbow flag became a symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community The Pride flag is continuously evolving, with the latest intersex-inclusive design highlighting diverse identities within the community.
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'This is me, as I am': A photographer documents her own gender transition In 2015, Allison Lippy realized who she had always been—and turned her camera on herself to understand her journey as a transgender woman.

Narcissism and Self-Esteem Are Very Different - Narcissism and self-esteem have very different developmental pathways and outcomes ... Whereas self-esteem tends to be at its lowest in adolescence, and slowly increases throughout life, narcissism peaks in adolescence and gradually declines throughout the lifespan. Therefore, the development of narcissism and high self-esteem show the mirror image of each other throughout the course of human development.

The Japanese Way to Multiply Is So Much Cooler Than Ours

The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes | Quanta Magazine Making ice requires more than subzero temperatures. The unpredictable process takes microscopic scaffolding, random jiggling and often a little bit of bacteria.

How the Square Root of 2 Became a Number | Quanta Magazine - Useful mathematical concepts, like the number line, can linger for millennia before they are rigorously defined ... After Dedekind, mathematicians started to realize that you can invent new concepts altogether - The whole idea of what mathematics is about becomes much broader and more flexible.

Does Human Consciousness Really Exist? Here's What Scientists Think - The entire universe may have an internal mind—or the whole idea of consciousness could be a sham. Here's why scientists still can't agree.

Whoops, We’ve Been Looking at a Really Important Fossil Upside Down This Whole Time

The Scourge of Self-Checkout | The Walrus | The technology promised to make shopping easier. It has done the opposite

Study finds sedentary coffee drinkers have a 24 percent reduced risk of mortality compared with sedentary non-coffee-drinkers : science
Drinking coffee linked to healthier hearts and longer lives - Harvard Health

Microsoft insiders worry the company has become just 'IT for OpenAI' : technology

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Four in five people want more climate action: UN survey | Four in every five people want their country to strengthen its commitments to addressing climate change, according to a global poll of 75,000 participants published on Thursday : worldnews ... four in five people want more climate action somewhere else where it wont touch their lifestyle
Facebook rejects ads promoting stories about climate change under policy on 'sensitive' topics : worldnews

Stonehenge spray-painted orange by Just Stop Oil protesters - The Washington Post - Activist group Just Stop Oil took responsibility for the incident, which occurred a day before the summer solstice is expected to draw thousands to the ancient site.

Taliban’s opium ban in Afghanistan imperiled by climate change - The Washington Post

South Korea blasts Russia-North Korea deal, says it will consider supplying arms to Ukraine : worldnews
(1) Military news on X: South Korea can send 155-mm ammunition and air defense to Ukraine, - Yonhap with reference to the representative of the president The volumes will depend on the position of the Russian Federation in relation to North Korea / X

U.S. 'incredibly' concerned that Putin may arm North Korea amid a third border incursion : worldnews
North Korean soldiers cross border for third time in 12 days : worldnews
Russian Ministers Ejected from Conference Room After Diplomatic Faux Pas in Pyongyang : worldnews

Relentless deadly rains lash southern China as flooding threatens millions : worldnews

Russia tells US: we need to talk, but Ukraine must be on agenda : worldnews

Belarusian president blames Jews for his government's corruption, says he's 'not antisemitic' : worldnews

Global warming is murder - Lawyers, Guns & Money During the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, one of the most important events on the Muslim calendar, at least 450 people died under a scorching sun as they prayed at sacred sites around the holy city of Mecca.

Iran's supreme court overturns rapper Toomaj Salehi's death sentence : worldnews

Israel-Gaza: U.S. pier functional again; Netanyahu criticizes U.S. military aid - The Washington Post Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasts Washington over slow weapons deliveries, drawing a puzzled response from U.S. officials.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is at war on many fronts - The Washington Post The Israeli leader is locked in battle - many battles.

US concerned Israel’s Iron Dome could be overwhelmed in war with Hezbollah, officials say : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #54) : worldnews

US says Ukraine can hit inside Russia ‘anywhere’ its forces attack across the border : worldnews
U.S. restrictions put key Russian airbases out of firing range, officials say - The Washington Post - Letting Ukraine hit targets in Russia with U.S. weapons has reduced missile attacks on Kharkiv but not stopped planes that drop deadly glide bombs.

(1) Visegrad 24 on X: All 27 EU member states today voted for Ukraine to be allowed to start EU accession negotiations. The negotiations will start next week. Historic day for Ukraine! / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 848, Part 1 (Thread #994) : worldnews

(1) Ukrainska Pravda in English on X: Russian air defence reportedly shoots down its own helicopter / X

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: The number of deaths among Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Russia significantly increased due to inhumane conditions, torture, beatings, lack of proper nutrition, and medical care, according to experts from The Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) / X

(1) Jay in Kyiv on X: Now indisputable fact that the more firepower Ukraine has, the safer the Black Sea becomes for commercial shipping. Odesa ports traffic compiled by exit266 / X

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on June 20 that the possibility of Ukraine'' entry into NATO was "really why this (full-scale) war started" and blamed President Joe Biden's alleged support for Ukraine's accession as a trigger to the invasion / X

Russia May Be Behind Attack on Diehl Arms Plant in Berlin Last Month - Bild : worldnews
10% of surveyed German adults report consuming cannabis regularly : worldnews

Herculaneum beach buried in Mount Vesuvius eruption reopens - The Washington Post The Herculaneum archaeological park in Ercolano also contains the remains of 330 people who died fleeing the volcano, which engulfed the ancient city and Pompeii.

Vatican charges pope critic Carlo Maria Vigano with the crime of schism - The Washington Post who once called for the resignation of Pope Francis, is a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. and the pope's most ardent internal critic ... He has called Pope Francis a liberal "servant of Satan," demanded his resignation and suggested that the Vatican's Swiss Guard arrest the 87-year-old pontiff. Now, after receiving years of withering verbal attacks, Francis appears to have struck back

Macron, French Jews call for action after antisemitic rape of 12-year-old girl : worldnews

Penile cancer: 6,500 amputations in Brazil in a decade : worldnews

Look up where extreme heat poses the biggest threat in the U.S. - Washington Post - 16.4 million people in the U.S. may be exposed to dangerous heat today
Heat wave do's and don'ts for your phone, from overheating to charging - The Washington Post Don’t stick your phone in the fridge. Do sign up for emergency text alerts.

US farmers turn towards Biden over Trump's past agricultural policies : politics - In the Democratic party, not everybody gets their way, but everybody gets a voice, says Gibbs. "In the Republican party, there’s just one voice." ... In other words difference between a dictatorship and democracy.

Biden settles on a message against Trump: He's even worse than before : politics
Biden campaign attempts to flip the age script with a flurry of unflattering Trump videos : politics

Joe Biden now leads Donald Trump among rural voters : politics

Sotomayor Issues Dire Warning on Supreme Court Ruling on Noncitizens | Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented in the Supreme Court’s latest marriage ruling—and warned that same-sex marriage will be next on the chopping block. : politics

Supreme Court upholds gun ban for domestic abusers in U.S. v. Rahimi - The Washington Post The law was among many imperiled by the 2022 Supreme Court decision requiring historical precedent for gun restrictions.

Clarence Thomas is sole dissenter in Supreme Court decision on guns : politics
Clarence Thomas Says Domestic Abusers Should Own Guns : politics .. Meanwhile users of cannabis are banned from owning a firearm. This country is a joke.

Justice Samuel Alito absent from Supreme Court session for second day in a row : politics

Judge Aileen Cannon to entertain Trump's claim the special counsel is unlawful in Friday hearing : politics
Roger Stone Seems to Imply Trump Totally Controls Judge Cannon : politics
Come on, Aileen! - Lawyers, Guns & Money Two federal judges tried to stage a preemptive intervention with Aileen Cannon, needless to say with no avail:

The Sheer Stupidity of Originalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money What I love about originalism and its claim to being historically accurate is that it is extremely not historically accurate. The history is just complete made up bullshit.

(United) States of Denial - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Paul Krugman on X: I've been in a meeting with a number of men (and a handful of women) in suits, and while there has been intelligent discussion, my main impression is that Very Serious People are irrationally complacent about the consequences — economic and political — if Trump wins. / X

Trump's PAC, Which Pays His Legal Bills, Is Nearly Out of Cash : politics

On the House Floor, Republicans Gag Mentions of Trump's Conviction | During official proceedings of the G.O.P.-controlled chamber, speaking about former President Donald J. Trump's felony conviction has been forbidden, while disparaging President Biden and Democrats is routine. : politics
The party of Preston Brooks - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Cancel culture is real, as anyone who tries to discuss the felonies committed by convicted felon Donald Trump on the floor of the United States House of Representatives will find out:

Trump says he lost the 2020 election, then backtracks, in newly released audio : politics

Trump has a plan to give green cards to military-age males from China - The Washington Post More than a quarter of foreign college students come from the country Trump loves to pillory.

Trump is proposing a 10% tariff. Economists say that amounts to a $1,700 tax on Americans. : politics

Donald Trump, dupe of the Deep State - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Perlstein .. "authoritarian ratchet" ... Donald Trump will of course fail to Make America Great Again, because the America of the MAGA imagination is in part an ahistorical fantasy, and, to the extent it isn't, can't be revivified, no matter how many undocumented residents and their families are deported, no matter how many civil rights laws are repealed or not enforced, etc. .... The bottomless and accelerating paranoia of the American right wing would no doubt play a critical role in this dynamic. What would be left afterwards is hard to say.

How Matt Gaetz is trying to weaponize Donald Trump's denial playbook : politics

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore issues mass pardon for over 175,000 marijuana convictions : politics

Louisiana requires public classrooms to display the Ten Commandments - The Washington Post Gov. Jeff Landry (R) signed the legislation Wednesday.
Louisiana's New Ten Commandments Law Could Not Be Any More Unconstitutional : politics
Louisiana Ten Commandments law tests religion-friendly courts, experts say - The Washington Post The state's Republican governor signed a measure requiring taxpayer-financed schools to prominently post a specific version of the commandments by Jan. 1.
The 11 Commandments of Louisiana - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Aimee Adatto Freeman on X: RTMannJr - There are 11 commandments in the bill. / X
Ten Commandments, abortion pills, castration: How Louisiana's new laws are pushing boundaries in culture wars | Republican Gov. Jeff Landry is pushing a conservative agenda forward, with the help of a supermajority in the state House and Senate. : politics
Accused adulterer Trump who paid to keep Stormy Daniels affair secret professes love for the Ten Commandments | His post came after Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed legislation that requires the display of the Ten Commandments in every public classroom in the state : politics

Upside-down American flag flying outside Etna Township trustee's home angers local vets : politics

Because of Donald Trump, Women and Doctors in Texas Still Suffer Under An Extreme Abortion Ban : politics

Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris resigns amid sex abuse allegations - The Washington Post Robert Morris, founder of Gateway Church, is accused of inappropriately touching a girl over several years in the 1980s, starting when she was 12 years old.

GOP Michigan rep and gun-rights supporter Neil Friske accused of chasing a stripper while firing a gun : politics

Videos show Alec Baldwin ... They intend to present the footage as evidence of the actor being "reckless" and engaging in "horseplay" with firearms when his trial begins next month.

Leslie Preer's murder: How DNA linked her daughter's ex-boyfriend to case - The Washington Post Lauren Preer's mother, Leslie Preer, was killed in her house in May of 2001. On Tuesday, police made an arrest.

Robert Winnett will not join The Post as editor - The Washington Post Robert Winnett, hired by Washington Post publisher William Lewis, faced questions about his U.K. work, including stories based on stolen records.
Bezos reassures Post editors in first outreach since Buzbee exit - The Washington Post After questions about past practices of new executives, The Post owner wrote that he is committed to maintaining the quality, ethics, and standards we all believe in

AI Develops Rare-Earth-Free Magnet Set to Revolutionize Motors

Can AI chatbots be used to ensure other chatbots’ answers are correct? - The Washington Post AI chatbots often make up inaccurate answers that they predict humans want to hear. One solution: Have them call each other out ... Chatbots use large language models, or LLMs, that consume vast amounts of text from the internet and can be used for various tasks, including generating text by predicting the next word in a sentence. The bots find patterns through trial and error, and human feedback is then used to fine-tune the model. But there's a drawback: Chatbots cannot think like humans and do not understand what they say.

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Scientists Discovered How to Control the Casimir Effect The breakthrough clears the way for smarter, more agile nanotech.

The Air Force's Secret NGAD Fighter Jet Might Be Canceled - Budget cuts and shifting priorities put the future of NGAD - the long-teased, sixth-generation aircraft—in jeopardy.

Closing America's Failing Nuclear Plants Would Set Clean Energy Back More Than a Decade Dozens of nuclear plants are struggling against aging infrastructure and cheap natural gas. But, for now, they're the best clean energy we've got.

Stanford's top disinformation research group collapses under pressure - The Washington Post - The Stanford Internet Observatory provided real-time analysis on viral election falsehoods but has struggled amid attacks from conservative politicians and activists.

Closing America's Failing Nuclear Plants Would Set Clean Energy Back More Than a Decade Dozens of nuclear plants are struggling against aging infrastructure and cheap natural gas. But, for now, they're the best clean energy we've got.

They Made It a Religion and It Failed Us | by Jon Canas | Medium Christianity is not a creation of Jesus ... A major dogmatic cleansing followed with the burning of heretic texts and, sometimes, of their authors and even their churches ... Through its twisted and challenged evolution, some of the most important aspects of the teachings of Jesus were repressed from the beginning. Hebrews started the repression. The Roman Catholic Church expanded it. And by and large Protestants followed ... Unfortunately, by and large, priests, pastors and their superiors have been programmed by beliefs that belong to another era. That conditioning makes them ill-prepared to be spiritual guides in today’s environment.
The Church Repressed Critical Teachings of Jesus | by Jon Canas | Medium
Did Jesus Really Say These Awful Things? | by Jon Canas | Backyard Church | May, 2024 | Medium ... It is clear that as newer versions of the Bible were created, using, to some extent, the original Bible in common Latin and then translated into modern European languages, the church had no intent in softening the punishment narrative ... One reason was the role played by Saint Augustine, a bishop and theologian from Cartage (Tunisia) in the late 5th century. His pessimistic view of humanity demanded strong punishments ... Sadly, much of the religious lives of many followers - both consciously and unconsciously - are driven by fear and not by love, as I believe was truly shown and taught by Jesus ... Instead, Christianity has clung to the idea that the allegorical Satan is both real and in opposition to God.

AI Fraud - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I gotta admit, I got a good laugh at this piece by an actual AI specialist in Australia about how stupid corporate leaders are about the issue.
I Will Fucking Piledrive You If You Mention AI Again - Ludicity ... With God as my witness, you grotesque simpleton, if you don't personally write machine learning systems and you open your mouth about AI one more time, I am going to mail you a brick and a piece of paper with a prompt injection telling you to bludgeon yourself in the face with it, then just sit back and wait for you to load it into ChatGPT because you probably can't read unassisted anymore.
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Y Chromosome Evolving Rapidly in Humans and Great Apes Genetic mutations are reshaping our family tree.

Behind Evan Goldstein, the proctologist known as 'the bottom whisperer' - The Washington Post

Three unbelievably rich sources of protein for vegetarians | by Anuradha Seth, PhD | ILLUMINATION | Medium that have more protein than eggs!

Stonehenge was part of a multi-monument complex. Here's how it fit together

Analysis | Trendy baby names reveal ‘lockstep individualism’ among new parents - Washington Post

Calling my in-laws 'mom' and 'dad'. Give advice to this Hax question. - The Washington Post

The best multitools in 2024, tried and tested | CNN Underscored


Hingham retiree sells trays that make perfectly clear ice - Cheers to the Hingham man responsible for that perfectly clear ice cube in your favorite cocktail.

Karen Read trial: Follow live updates as testimony continues


China cultivated high-rolling crime families before turning on them - The Washington Post A Post investigation found that criminal networks in Myanmar enjoyed the protection of Chinese officials as well as the military government in Myanmar.

Heat record broken for Boston on Wednesday - At 98 degrees, Boston breaks 101-year-old daily high temperature record

We must destroy democracy in order to save it - Lawyers, Guns & Money The Trump cult has settled on the idea that January 6 was an affirmatively good defense of democracy in America:

Sleepwalking toward authoritarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money SCOTUS is doing everything within its considerable power to try to get Donald Trump re-elected:

Checking in on the cerebral fitness candidate - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Youthful and always coherent and well-prepared presidential candidate Donald J. Trump gave a speech in the city he disparaged to the Republican conference last week. Some lowlights, starting with some thoughts from Mr. Bust Out and Bankruptcy:

(1) Aaron Rupar on X: "Trump describes Biden's efforts to relieve student debt as a "vile attack" / X ... Then there’s the repeated calls to make smallpox great again: "I will not given one penny to any school that has a vaccine mandate" — Trump, to huge applause— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 18, 2024

The decalogue (MAGA edition) - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Child molester and demonic parrots: Ever notice (extreme Andy Rooney voice) that all prominent Louisiana politicos come from about five families tops?

RFK Jr. fails to qualify for CNN's debate, leaving just Biden and Trump

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Heat wave in Boston begins Tuesday with soaring temperatures Dangerous temperatures in the 90s will leave Greater Boston sweltering hot - A heat dome is parking itself over New England for four days, enveloping the entire region in excessive heat and humidity.

Seoul warns Moscow not to 'cross any lines' with Pyongyang ahead of Putin visit : worldnews ... South Korea has been sending ammunition to Ukraine for over a year, and some South Korean sources claim that they've contributed more overall in munitions than all of the Europeans combined.

Russia's Putin to visit North Korea in rare trip as anti-West alignment deepens : worldnews ... He doesn't have a lot of choice for holidays nowadays.

Vladimir Putin peace terms slammed as Ukraine summit begins : worldnews

Russia suffered 4,000 casualties in a month of fighting in Kharkiv offensive, Ukraine says : worldnews ... What's the definition of a Russian string quartet? A Soviet orchestra back from a US tour.

Number of Russian dollar millionaires surges despite war and sanctions : worldnews ... Yeah the numbers in the article don't make sense.Even Hungary has more millionaires than that ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked four deputy defence ministers today and appointed a relative to fill one of the resulting vacancies. : worldnews

Fire used as 'weapon of war' in Sudan as entire towns and villages burned to the ground : worldnews

Fourteen Jordanians die during haj in Saudi Arabia, some succumb to heat : worldnews
US military targets Houthi radar sites in Yemen after a merchant sailor goes missing : worldnews
Undeterred Houthi attacks squeeze international trade as Container shipping through the Red Sea decline by 90% : worldnews

Khamenei Says Children's Toys Constitute 'Cultural Invasion' : worldnews ... This motherfucker himself is a cultural invasion.

Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu dissolves War Cabinet, officials say

Eight Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza in one of the deadliest single incidents for Israeli forces since October 7 : worldnews

As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas : worldnews - Hamas leaders have said they wanted to ignite a permanent state of war with Israel on all fronts as a way to revive the Palestinian cause and knew that the Israeli response would be big ... This isn't resistance. This is insanity ... "We support terrorism against Israel but we don't support the consequences of that terrorism"

Israel will not commit to end war before release of hostages, official says : worldnews

50 Completely True Things. | by mo husseini | May, 2024 | Medium | I am a Palestinian American who is tired of stupid people. I wanted to share a (not exhaustive) list of 50 useful and indisputable facts on the Palestinian / Israeli conflict.

Jens Stoltenberg: Nato in talks to put nuclear weapons on standby : worldnews - They are basically American insurance agency of the Apocalypse. Even if a country or alliance was capable of wiping out all of US & NATO at once before a single silo or bomber takes off ... those submarines will probably finish that war anyway, and humanity will lose ... Each of the 14 Ohio-class SSBNs originally carried up to 24 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with multiple, independently-targeted warheads. This is just what we know of, pretty sure there is 18+ Ohio-class subs atm and beginning in 2028 they are actually being decommissioned and replaced with the Columbia-class submarines.

Record number of NATO allies expected to hit defense spending target amid war in Ukraine : worldnews ... it's 2022 - Russia launches a full scale invasion of Ukraine - Russia thinks the whole thing would last no more than 72 hrs - more than 72 weeks later, and the best that Russia manages to accomplish is a stalemate - countries that, in previous years, didn't contribute to the alliance as they should, are now hitting their defense spending targets - I said before, and I'll say it again: either this whole conflict has never been about NATO, or Putin is giving a lesson on geopolitical stupidity.

Danes Asked to Keep Supplies, Iodine Pills to Prepare for Crises : worldnews

Germany: Record cocaine haul worth billions of euros seized : worldnews

'We Need to Unite': Protests Against the Far Right Are Held Across France : worldnews

A Reform UK candidate has apologised for claiming the country would be "far better" if it had "taken Hitler up on his offer of neutrality" instead of fighting the Nazis in WWII : worldnews ... an Gribbin, the party's candidate in Bexhill and Battle, also wrote online that women were the "sponging gender" and should be "deprived of health care".
'Firebrand': Revisionist feminist take on the last wife of Henry VIII - The Washington Post licia Vikander and Jude Law star in counterfactual Tudor drama.

4 Russian Navy Ships Visit Cuba: Real Story Behind the Display The truth behind the visit exposes a secretly struggling fleet.

Canada Blocks Chinese Rare Earths Deal in Trudeau-Led Crackdown - BNN Bloomberg : worldnews

Sending Canadian vessel to Cuba alongside Russia's was carefully planned: minister : worldnews

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Mass. is experiencing a statewide 911 outage. Here's what officials say to do if you need help. - The Boston Globe

Squirrels were struggling in a heat wave. She made a 'squirrel spa.' - The Washington Post - I never thought in a million years this would be something I would turn into a hobby, Breyana Elwell said.

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds : worldnews

Majority of Jews back Biden, call antisemitism 'serious' problem, poll finds : politics

Biden to give legal status to undocumented spouses of US citizens : politics

Opinion: Call it 'Make America Chaste Again.' And it's a losing message for the GOP in 2024 : politics

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback - The Boston Globe - The idea that any Republican is concerned about "equal opportunity for women" is laughable

IRS Expects $50 Billion Return by Closing Loophole Exploited by the Super Rich | "Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in Congress, a well-funded IRS is closing a loophole to make the rich pay their taxes," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. : politics

Misleading GOP videos of Biden are going viral. The fact-checks have trouble keeping up. : politics

"The peanut gallery": Experts say Cannon opened door to "unheard of" GOP intervention in Trump case : politics

How Chief Justice Roberts' Supreme Court manufactured a Jan. 6 trial crisis : politics

Trump's Tariff Is a Scheme to Shift the Tax Burden to the Non-Rich - Why do we keep calling this "populism"? : politics

Krugman: Trump's Mental State Is Visibly Getting Much More Alarming : politics
But his emails: Trump's increasingly unhinged calls for violence : politics

Steve Bannon Exposes Trump's Chilling Top Revenge List - Bannon revealed who Trump wants to target first for prosecuting him. : politics

A New Biden Ad Is Highlighting Trump's Criminal Conviction | Democrats' gloves are coming off. : politics
"He couldn't even remember me": Trump has "severe memory issues," says author who interviewed him : politics
Trump Has Reportedly Been Voicing Concerns About What Kind of Prison He Could Be Sent To : politics

John Kerry warns that Project 2025 would be "absolutely unimaginable and destructive" : politics

Crypto Scammers Are Targeting Trump’s MAGA Supporters : politics

GOP pick for N.C. governor downplayed Weinstein allegations, assault by Ray Rice : politics ... Mark Robinson was the best the GOP could find to rum for governor. He is uneducated, poorly read, morbidly obese, angry, racist, a complete failure in life, but a model member of the republican party.
Joe Biden makes aggressive play to take North Carolina from Trump : politics

Maryland House GOP leader arrested for DUI, driving with suspended license : politics

'Shame on him for disrespecting the dead': Nevada senator erupts after Sen. JD Vance's bump stock remarks : politics

The lonely, resolute path of Oklahoma legislator Mauree Turner - Washington Post

'When the Clock Broke,' by John Ganz, revisits '90s politics - The Washington Post John Ganz revisits the era of Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot to find the roots of our populist moment

Leaked documents reveal patient safety issues at Amazon's One Medical - The Washington Post - Patient safety issues have increased since One Medical shifted care to a call center staffed by contractors, employees say.

Leaked documents reveal patient safety issues at Amazon's One Medical - The Washington Post - Patient safety issues have increased since One Medical shifted care to a call center staffed by contractors, employees say.

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Time May Actually Be One Big Illusion, New Study Says What if it’s just a concept that exists inside your mind?

The Hidden Order of the Universe. The generic mathematical laws… | by TheUnknownDoktor | Health and Science | Jun, 2024 | Medium

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The man who died searching for the Lost City of Z ... Over the centuries, many vain attempts were made to locate a lost civilization in the Amazon rainforest ... He is one of the inspirations for the character Indiana Jones.

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ConnectWise ScreenConnect attacks deliver malware - Sophos News - Multiple attacks exploit vulnerabilities in an IT remote access tool to deliver a variety of different payloads into business environments

Apple Matches Donations to IDF and Illegal Settlements, Employees Allege - In an open letter, a group of self-described Apple workers, former employees, and shareholders are calling on the company to halt donations to nonprofits linked with Israel's war effort ... A legislative effort in New York called the "Not On Our Dime Act" is seeking to challenge the ability of nonprofit organizations in the state to fundraise for illegal settlements, including by making them subject to legal liability or loss of their nonprofit status

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Lowell shooting: 15-year-old found shot to death Friday, the day of her 8th grade graduation - Trevor Bady, 21, was arrested by Lowell police and State Police
Tewksbury man pleads not guilty to murdering 15-year-old girl The details of the physical and emotional abuse Trevor Bady allegedly brought upon Dickey were disclosed in Lowell District Court Tuesday where the 21-year-old Bady was arraigned on a charge of murdering Dickey, on the very day she was scheduled to graduate from a Lowell public school.

Inmate charged in murder of James 'Whitey' Bulger sentenced to time served

Karen Read trial: Follow live updates as testimony continues ... How 'long to die in cold' search was made when John O’Keefe's body was found, specialist testifies

Karen Read trial: Michael Proctor puts spotlight on State Police Governor says she's 'disgusted' by the recent turn of events. Well, now she can remake the department from the top.

Incompetent Six-Figure Massachusetts State Police Owe Us A Refund : boston

Karen Read trial: How Tuesday unfolded ... Marathongirl2018 6/18/24 - 3:03PM - Finally the truth is coming out and it's very ugly and disturbing.

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Wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads as authorities evacuate 1,200 people - The Boston Globe

Philippines files UN claim to extended continental shelf in South China Sea : worldnews

Flesh-Eating Bacteria That Can Kill in Two Days Spreads in Japan : worldnews - At the current rate of infections, the number of cases in Japan could reach 2,500 this year, with a mortality rate of 30%

China's Lust for Durian Is Creating Fortunes in Southeast Asia : worldnews
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Russia's BRICS partners refuse to sign Ukraine peace summit declaration : worldnews

Vladimir Putin peace terms slammed as Ukraine summit begins : worldnews

Russian forces kill ISIS-linked hostage takers at detention centre : worldnews

Russian Inflation Rises Once Again in May to 8.3% : worldnews

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Israeli military announces 'tactical pause' in attempt to increase flow of aid into hard-hit Gaza : worldnews

Trudeau says Russia needs to be accountable for ‘genocide’ of taking Ukrainian kids : worldnews
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Germany: Officials decry racist attack on young girls. Police say a group of youths and teenagers injured an 8-year-old Ghanaian girl and her father in the town of Grevesmühlen in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania : worldnews

'Sensational' Medieval Armor Discovered Near a Castle in Switzerland | Smithsonian The rare 14th-century gauntlet is one of the best-preserved artifacts of its kind ever found in the country

Trump threatens to cut US aid to Ukraine quickly if reelected : politics .. Even post-election, how could anyone watch his meeting with Putin in Helsinki where the President of the United States stopped one step short of sucking a Russian dictator's dick on international television and think he's not compromised?

Democrats ramp up campaigning on the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Just Made Future Mass Shootings Even Deadlier : politics

Trump's Spiritual Adviser Quasi-Confesses to Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl : politics ... When he was growing up, both he and his father followed Norman Vincent Peale, who wrote The Power of Positive Thinking ...

CNN Finalizes Rules for Upcoming Biden–Trump Presidential Debate on June 27; Includes Muted Mics, Two Commercial Breaks, and No Live Audience : television
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Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him : politics

The dissonance is astounding : pics

Lara Trump is building an army of ‘100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers' to 'deploy' across America in November : politics

Arizona legislature passes contentious budget in face of $1.3 billion deficit : politics

Campaigns Can Now See What You Watch on TV. It's Changing Everything. : television

A new study found that individuals who purchased firearms during the COVID-19 pandemic exhibit higher levels of distrust in government, are more inclined to believe in conspiracy theories, participate in protests, and support political violence compared to pre-existing gun owners and non-gun owners. : science
New study uncovers several troubling trends among pandemic gun buyers ... In recent years, the United States has experienced heightened political polarization, increasing distrust in government, and instances of political violence. These trends have raised concerns about the stability of American democracy.

Jon Stewart Explains Apple Had "A Different Agenda" For His Canceled 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Show: They "Don't Want That Smoke" : television ... <------

What breaks your suspension of disbelief? : movies

ELI5 how Theranos could fool so many investors for so long? : explainlikeimfive +Bad Blood and ... What other tiny little startup can get Henry Kissinger and George Schultz on their board of directors? That should have been a huge tell, but it wasn't.

A California Law Banning Hidden Fees Goes Into Effect Next Month : news

Suspect arrested in 2023 murder of mother of 5 killed while hiking in Maryland : news

Drugs that can enhance the brain's ability to change and adapt (like ketamine) may be changing how we think about treating depression. Recent study claims that by understanding and embracing metaplasticity (brain's ability to adapt its adaptability) could mean less meds, and fewer side effects. : science

What long-held (scientific) assertions were refuted only within the last 10 years? : AskReddit

What is something that nobody believes about you, but is absolutely true? : AskReddit

Dave Cassin, Ultra-fit bodybuilder husband suddenly dies after celebrating anniversary : news

ChatGPT has caused a massive drop in demand for online digital freelancers : technology

Scientists make significant breakthrough in microchip technology that could forever change our electronics: 'It can open up a new realm' : technology ... If true its a huge event in IC manufacturing as its the only significant electronic component that hasn't been able to be integrated.

TIL that due to our common primate ancestor, orangutans also have ABO blood types like humans : todayilearned

creating a subcellular-resolution human brain cell atlas. This platform allows researchers of the BICCN to examine the human brain in great detail : science

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ELI5: What are the health benefits of saunas and steam rooms? Is it only a placebo effect of "feeling good" or are there documented benefits? : explainlikeimfive

Which songs sound cheerful but actually have really dark lyrics? : AskReddit

TIL: The British lost the cure for scurvy and had to rediscover it : todayilearned ... The limes were thought to be more acidic and it was therefore assumed that they would be more effective at treating scurvy. However, limes actually contain much less vitamin C and were consequently much less effective.

TIL Mud Daubers, a type of wasp that is usually non-aggressive, are believed to have been the cause of two fatal plane crashes that killed everyone on board. : todayilearned

ELI5 how come a whole helicopter doesn't spin when the blades are spinning rapidly but is able to lift off and stay in the direction the pilots wants it : explainlikeimfive

ELI5 What is changing in the brain when something amazing happens to you for the first and you feel great. But the next time it happens you don't get as excited as before and then after the 100th time it has no effect on your happiness? : explainlikeimfive

Exposure to smartphone light suppresses melatonin levels at night - A recent study found that reading on a smartphone without a blue-light filter significantly reduced melatonin levels, especially in adults, compared to reading with a blue-light filter or from a printed book. : science

ELI5: HOW come Argentina and Turkey was able to function at 276% and 75% inflation? : explainlikeimfive

A recent study found that a complete day without sleep significantly impairs both attentional and temporal integration mechanisms. This seriously hinders our ability to pay attention and process information quickly, which is crucial for reacting correctly to fast changes around us. : science

Researchers are exploring how brain pulse waves relate to dementia. They've created a new method to measure these pulse dynamics in blood vessels, showing potential for assessing dementia risk. This tool could offer insights into brain health and is accessible for public use. : science

Researchers are exploring how brain pulse waves relate to dementia. They've created a new method to measure these pulse dynamics in blood vessels, showing potential for assessing dementia risk. This tool could offer insights into brain health and is accessible for public use. : science

ELI5: Why were the space shuttles retired? : explainlikeimfive

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What'`s the biggest financial mistake you've made? : AskReddit

What freaks you out? : AskReddit

This church rules : funny

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Missouri woman's murder conviction tossed after 43 years. Her lawyers say a police officer did it : news

Shooting in Detroit suburb injures 9, leaving an 8-year-old in critical condition : news

ELI5: How does a pregnant woman’s body decide it's time to give birth? : explainlikeimfive
Baby Incubators: From Boardwalk Sideshow to Medical Marvel | HISTORY -- In the late 19th century, thousands of premature babies' lives were saved—while attracting oglers at amusement parks.

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Gunshot detection company contests ACLU's claims about the technology : boston

Apple punishes women for same behaviors that get men promoted, lawsuit says. Apple could owe thousands in back pay to 12,000 female employees. : technology

Human Resources people of Reddit, what are some NSFW complaints you've had to investigate about your workers? : AskReddit

What the CEO of Microsoft-owned GitHub has to say on the company laying off 80% of its employees in India : technology

Is it really actually that bad for your battery to leave your cell phone plugged in past 100% charged? : technology ... The absolute worst thing you can do in everyday life for a battery is allow the charge level to fall to 20% or below. The amount of capacity used, in this case 80%, is called the depth of discharge (DOD). A DOD of 80% is considered a deep cycle and can rapidly degrade the materials of a battery -- it's much, much worse over time than charging past 100%.

Incompetent Six-Figure Massachusetts State Police Owe Us A Refund : boston

Turkish kid in Boston to tour prep school now faces trip back to Istanbul to face charges he plowed the family Porsche into five people on the side of the road, killing one : boston

Karen Read trial: How Tuesday unfolded ... Injuries to John O'Keefe were 'consistent with a large dog attack,' defense expert says at Karen Read trial ... He said he was not hired by the defense; legal filings have indicated that the FBI hired Wolfe to look into the Read case as part of a federal investigation into the state law enforcement handling of the matter. Lawyers are not allowed to mention that investigation at trial.


Connecticut-sized "dead zone" expected to emerge in Gulf of Mexico, potentially killing marine life, NOAA warns : news

US adults are more confident in attributing wildfire and extreme heat to climate change than other extreme weather events. Republicans were less likely than Democrats to link extreme weather to climate change but those who experienced negative impacts from such events were more likely to link them. : science

X Has Highest Rate Of Misinformation As A News Source, Study Finds : technology

'Will not be tolerated': Australian War Memorial defaced with pro-Palestine graffiti : worldnews

Vietnam Seeks to Gradually Expand Security, Defense Ties With US : worldnews

Japan Passes Law to Allow Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone : technology

US and South Korea sound warning amid reports Putin is headed to North Korea : worldnews

New China rules allow detention of foreigners in South China Sea : worldnews (will "detain" Hawaii)

Putin pledges a ceasefire in Ukraine if Kyiv withdraws from occupied regions and drops NATO bid : worldnews
Putin says 'theft' of Russian assets in G7 deal for Ukraine won’t go unpunished : worldnews

Cars and houses submerged in severe flooding in Moscow : worldnews
Cars and houses submerged in severe flooding in Moscow Roads left flooded and vehicles underwater in parts of the capital after heavy showers on Thursday, according to Russian media

Hamas admits they don't know how many hostages are still alive : worldnews
Hamas official says ‘no one has any idea’ how many Israeli hostages are still alive : worldnews

Biden and Zelenskyy after signing 10-year security agreement. : pics

The New Ukrainian Air Force - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the US and NATO could have been much more aggressive on the transfer of these capabilities. Part of the resistance was over concerns about escalation, which have largely turned out to be unfounded

EU ambassadors agree on framework for Ukraine and Moldova accession talks : worldnews

Unsafe E. coli levels found in Paris' Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics : worldnews

New police chief appointed in Haiti as gang violence claims officers’ lives

Canada's Defence Minister Bill Blair says more help coming for Ukraine, Latvia : worldnews
Singh says report shows some MPs are traitors to the country, accuses Trudeau of accepting foreign interference - The Globe and Mail

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The Stanford Internet Observatory is being dismantled - House Republicans attacked the lab's reports on misinformation and election integrity — and now Stanford is pulling the plug

Obeying In Advance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Stanford Internet Observatory is shutting down. It's been a source of information on the uses of social media to spread propaganda and has been the subject of Republican congressional investigations and lawsuits. Stanford has done a bit of reorganization magic, but the look is of capitulating to authoritarian pressure. It's not clear that the film about Donald Trump and Roy Cohn, "The Apprentice," will be shown in the United States. Distributors in the US are shying away from it, although distributors in Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Japan have bought the rights.

Prosecute Companies for Their Supply Chain Crimes - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... You know, it's not like the U.S. couldn't do this too. In fact, we do when it comes to Chinese prison labor in supply chains. But we choose not to generally because we basically don't care about anything but ensuring cheap clothing and cheap meat and cheap everything.
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My Political Depression Problem - and Ours - The American Prospect : Granular study of the ever-more-authoritarian right didn't demoralize the author as much as reaction from the left.
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$3.4 trillion in individual tax cuts are expiring next year. Biden and Trump would handle it very differently : politics

Justice Department won't prosecute Garland for contempt, says refusal to provide audio wasn't crime : politics
DOJ memo says Garland cannot be prosecuted for contempt over Biden-Hur audio : politics

But but Biden is going to make us gay marry a marijuana plant!! : PoliticalHumor

MAGA Senate Republicans Have Made it Clear They Don't Care About Protecting Access to IVF Treatments : politics

What is or will be a good job? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Academia is the deadest of dead ends.

Statement from President Joe Biden on a Record 18 Million Small Business Applications : politics

Supreme Court kneecaps Congress and the administrative state to advance its own policy preference (enabling more mass murders) - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Supreme Court just effectively legalized machine guns : politics
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks
Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on bump stock devices : politics
Sotomayor rips Thomas’s bump stocks ruling in scathing dissent read from bench : politics
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks, gun accessories used in 2017 Vegas massacre : politics
A well-regulated militia means I get to own a submachine gun - Lawyers, Guns & Money

But ain't we got fun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Billionaire political donor Harlan Crow provided at least three previously undisclosed private jet trips to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in recent years, an investigation by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats has found.

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How Democrats are plotting against Project 2025, the 'dystopian' manifesto for Trump's second term : politics

Trump Couldn't Stop Gibbering in Front of Nation's Biggest CEOs : politics
"Could not keep a straight thought": CEOs worry about Trump's mental decline after "meandering" talk : politics
Trump turns 78, a birthday he says he'd like to pretend ‘doesn’t exist’ : politics
Trump pledged to pardon Jan. 6 rioters. He faces pressure to name names. : politics

DNC launches Milwaukee billboards with Trump 'horrible' city comment : politics
Trump calls host site for GOP convention a "horrible city" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump, Biden, and CNN prepare for a hostile debate (with muted mics) - The Boston Globe
At the GOP convention in Milwaukee, these fake electors for Trump will help make him the nominee

Opinion | A warning about Donald Trump from the 17th century - The philosopher Thomas Hobbes is our best guide to the underlying logic of current American politics, that is, as to how and why extreme civil strife seems to invite one-man rule.

GOP women who helped defeat a near-total abortion ban are losing reelection in South Carolina : politics

Should Anti-Union Governors Face NLRB Sanctions? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

CNN Host Literally Shows Receipts While Brutally Fact Checking GOP Rep : politics

Who Really Supports You Getting Ripped Off? Rand Paul - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Rick Perlstein has an excellent piece that I explores something I only learned about relatively recently, Roger Stone's work with Al Sharpton on the latter's 2004 presidential campaign as a way to ratfuck (same face)

Recall of conservative California school board president, who called Harvey Milk a pedophile, appears to succeed : politics

Alex Jones’ personal assets to be sold to pay $1.5b Sandy Hook debt. Company bankruptcy is dismissed. - The Boston Globe
Alex Jones ordered to sell off his personal assets to pay Sandy Hook families : politics

The Elon Musk of the deep seas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the most pejorative sense possible: ... I strongly recommend the whole thing — another classic tale of the arrogance of so many of our corporate overlords, although it must be granted in this case he was also a victim of his own bullshit too. /a>
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FBI raids corporate landlord office, escalating criminal investigation into allegations of rent price-fixing by landlords and software vendor RealPage : technology

Wells Fargo fires workers over fake keyboard activity : technology

Former ICU nurse arrested on suspicion of replacing fentanyl with tap water : news

What are modern day signs of wealth that might be obsolete in the future? : AskReddit

More U.S. hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots: 96% of hospitals serving veterans and 74% of hospitals serving the general public now require staff to get vaccinated against influenza or seek an exemption. : science

Early ants may have had complex social lives, fossil data suggests : science

A link between the neurotransmitter dopamine and the mentalising abilities of healthy people has been identified for the first time in a new study : science

New research found chronic pain among older adults could be significantly reduced through a newly developed psychotherapy that works by confronting past trauma and stress-related emotions that can exacerbate pain symptoms. : science

ELI5: Godel's ontological proof for the existence of God : explainlikeimfive

When we're given a choice about where we want to be touched, the touch is significantly more pleasurable, a new study has found | The findings have implications for interpersonal relationships, communication, health and well-being. : science

Is There Only One Mind in the Universe? | by Pierz Newton-John | May, 2024 | Medium

Two people were struck by lightning. News reported that both survived and are in stable condition. : gifs

What's a huge waste of money but people keep buying it? : AskReddit

Tree roots or mold? All we can say is wtf is that growing under our floors : WTF (great thread)

What is the closest to death you have ever gotten? : AskReddit

Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter : videos

I hate "Atlas Shrugged" : books ... Bioshock is a subversion, though. It's basically Ayn Rand getting her way and everything falling apart because of it ... So Reganomics?

Alchemy & Mysticism: Roob, Alexander: 0884921815765: Books

The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic (Volume 1): Elizabeth, S.: 9780711248830: Books The Art of Darkness: A Treasury of the Morbid, Melancholic and Macabre (Volume 2) (Art in the Margins, 2): 9780711269200: Elizabeth, S.: Books

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (Dover Occult): Hall, Manly P.: 0884990275347: Books

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel: Willmann, Rainer, Voss, Julia: 9783836584289: Books The Devil's Atlas: An Explorer's Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds: 9781797214474: Brooke-Hitching, Edward: Books

The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History: Brooke-Hitching, Edward: 9781797207308: Books

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel: Willmann, Rainer, Voss, Julia: 9783836584289: Books

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana: Serafini, Luigi: 9780847849642: Books

The Art of Fantasy: A Visual Sourcebook of All That is Unreal (Art in the Margins): Elizabeth, S.: 9780711279957: Books

Codex Seraphinianus: 40th Anniversary Edition: Serafini, Luigi: 9780847871049: Books

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black: Hudspeth, E. B.: 9781594746161: Books Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing by Joan Didion's Light eBook : Nelson, Steffie, Finkel, Jori, Friedman, Ann, Wappler, Margaret, Wagley, Catherine, McMillan, Tracy: Kindle Store

Massachusetts environmentalists find a new friend: Sheep Agrivoltaics, or the practice of using land for both agriculture and renewable energy, is increasing in Massachusetts, making for some unexpected partnerships.

Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square gets new management Its current owner told the Licensing Commission that new management doesn't plan to change much about the Cambridge institution.
Harvard Square restaurants that have stood the test of time | Harvard Magazine Local restaurants that have stood the test of time.

What would you put in a Cambridge time capsule? : CambridgeMA

Surface Pro 11 X Plus Geekbench Score : Surface

Microsoft cancels universal Recall release in favor of Windows Insider preview : technology
Recall won't be ready : Surface
Why is Copilot microsofts biggest part of the new Surface line up if most features are paid? : Surface


State of emergency declared in South Florida as relentless rainfall causes major flooding : news

New research reveals covert junk food marketing tactics. The study found that the unhealthy food and alcohol industries, alongside the advertising industry, are using devious tactics to protect their profits, at the expense of Australians' health : science

North Korea could send up to 5 million artillery shells to Russia – South Korea : worldnews

Putin vows truce if Ukraine exits Moscow-occupied areas and drops NATO bid -- a nonstarter for Kyiv : news

Moscow plays hardball with New Delhi over Indians recruited into Russian military for Ukraine war : worldnews

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says Chins's Xi told him he will not sell any weapons to Russia : worldnews

Once in the thick of a debt crisis, Greece now leads the bloc’s growth as the country repays its multi-billion-dollar loans ahead of time : worldnews

Kate Middleton will attend Trooping the Colour parade amid cancer battle

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines : news

Joe Biden Declares 'Democracies Can Deliver' as G7 Approves $50bn Aid Deal for Ukraine : worldnews

Biden G7 video: conservative media uses misleading camera angle ... Conservative media outlets selectively used a camera angle that left out important context to spread a claim Thursday and Friday that President Joe Biden wandered off from a meeting of world leaders, but the full video at another angle captured by NBC News tells a different story. a>
Conservative media uses misleading camera angle of Biden to falsely claim he was wandering aimlessly : politics
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 17, 1992 - GoComics

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication : news After Supreme Court's abortion pill decision, Donald Trump is even more likely to ban abortion: The Christian right failed at a backdoor ban, so now their only path forward is winning the 2024 election : politics
Record Share of U.S. Electorate Is Pro-Choice and Voting on It : politics

Clarence Thomas took additional undisclosed trips paid for by GOP megadonor, Senate committee says : politics ... Clarence Thomas and the GOP clearly believe that the US political system is built around cheques and (bank) balances.

Clarence Thomas’ Opinion Legalizing Bump Stocks Is Indefensible : politics

US Supreme Court bars 'Trump too small' trademark : news

There's a New "Silent Majority" Out There -- and It Is Not Conservative : politics

Happy Seventy-eighth Birthday, Mr. Ex-President: If ever there were a case for age-related diminishment of a candidate, Donald Trump is it. : politics
Trump cognitive decline increasingly difficult to conceal despite setting low bar : politics

Trump's idea to replace income taxes with tariffs is a "sure way" to hurt the poor and help the rich Experts warn that an "all tariff policy" would only benefit the wealthiest Americans : politics

Trump's third wedding, 2005 : pics

Liz Cheney rips McConnell over Trump meeting: 'History will remember the shame' : politics ... Republicans don’t care about "history", because they plan to rewrite it. You can't shame the shameless.

F.A.A. Investigating How Counterfeit Titanium Got Into Boeing and Airbus Jets : technology ... purchased from a little-known Chinese company ... You can't treat aviation like you're building a cheaper coffeemaker.

Deep in the heart of Texas : pics

I have Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory. My lived experience is like "Memento" and not at all like "Inside Out 2." AMA! : IAmA

TIL that loneliness is as bad for people's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day : todayilearned

TIL that kelp isn’t actually a plant, it's part of a fourth group of organisms called protists. : todayilearned
Protist - Wikipedia - A protist (/ˈproʊtɪst/ PROH-tist) or protoctist is any eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, land plant, or fungus. - Because "algae" in general and especially marine macro algae is a massive shit show taxonomically.

Christian hate group calls Pulse shooting the "Great Redemption" as it pushes conversion therapy. They're exploiting the deaths of 49 people to push conversion therapy. : politics ... There is no hate quite like Christian love
recently i thought long ablut the phrase "there is no hate like christian love". and it saddens me deeply : Christianity
(14) Why does Christian love seem like Christian hate? - Quora - Many Christians, especially those in the U.S., are waiting for god to punish people. If your life revolves around punishment, there is no room for love ... God created Hell so that we would have something to be saved from. Because He loves us. What do you want from God's fan Club? Sanity?
There's No Hate Like Christian Love | by Matthew Maniaci | Thing a Day | Medium | It's sad how a religion about loving everyone has turned into one of hating the other. (paywall)

Sandy Hook survivors graduate from high school : news

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says : news
Almost 9 In 10 House Republicans Voted To Put A Confederate Memorial Back At Arlington : politics

'The most powerful scream': Woman dies after being hit by police truck on the beach : news

Tennessee sheriff faces 22 charges in 2 counties, accused of profiting from inmate labor : news ... The Gibson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that he was is still the acting sheriff...He was booked and later released from the Gibson County jail on $25,000 bail ... Sure. Let's let criminals be sheriff, or senator, or even president. Cause nothing means anything anymore.

Tyson Foods heir suspended as CFO after second alcohol-related arrest : news

Abducted Louisiana child found dead and her sister injured after a suspect in their mother's killing was arrested. - CNN : news

Homeowner, 75, suffers heart attack after finding his house taken over by squatters

Telehealth CEO charged in alleged $100 million scheme to provide "easy access" to Adderall, other stimulants : news

Multiple States Across The Country See Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales To Close Out 2023 - Marijuana Moment

Cannabis can set sail to the Vineyard and Nantucket, after all - The Boston Globe A new rule will make it possible to move cannabis to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, easing worries of a marijuana shortage on the islands

What was your favorite childhood show? : AskReddit

First cryptic teaser for upcoming horror movie Smile 2 drops, making it an already interesting marketing campaign | GamesRadar+

Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school : news ... Pretty big IVF clinic pretty much next door

Women Making Waves: Trailblazing Surfers In and Out of the Water: Einzig, Lara: 9781984859792: Books: "The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives." -Kassia Meador, forme

If salary wasn't a consideration what is the most attractive profession? : AskReddit

ELI5 How do Speed Cubers solve the Rubik's Cube under 5 seconds? : explainlikeimfive
Moyu vs Gan : Cubers Cubicle Angstrom Gravitas & Dignitas 5mL Professional Speedcube Lubricant (Set of 2) : Toys & Games

ELI5: Why do home printers remain so challenging to use despite all of the sophisticated technology we have in 2024? : explainlikeimfive

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Architecture Deep Dive: Getting To Know Oryon and Adreno X1 : Surface



Southern Florida receives record rainfall and flash flooding in a 500-to-1,000-year event : news
Heavy rain and ‘life-threatening flooding’ hit South Florida, prompting the governor to declare an emergency|CNN : news ... I really liked how this article used "fossil fuel pollution" instead of "climate change" as a little fuck-you to DeSantis ... God's pln to fuck over South Florida

China Is Building a Terrifying, 'Unsinkable' Aircraft Carrier Their military superiority will be far greater than that of the United States' long-distance aircraft carrier fleet, Chinese official state media claims.

8 suspected terrorists with possible ISIS ties arrested in New York, L.A. and Philadelphia, sources say : news

In sweeping change, Biden administration to ban medical debt from credit reports : news

Takeaways from Supreme Court ruling: Abortion pill still available but opponents say fight not over

Michigan surpasses California as the top cannabis market in the U.S. by sales volume : news

A Florida law blocking treatment for transgender children is thrown out by a federal judge : news - “Some transgender opponents invoke religion to support their position, just as some once invoked religion to support their racism or misogyny," Hinkle wrote in his 105-page decision. Transgender opponents are of course free to hold their beliefs. But they are not free to discriminate against transgender individuals just for being transgender.

Lauren Boebert's Ex-Husband Gets Unsupervised Probation, $40 Fine in Plea Deal : news

Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say : news
WalrusWildinOut96 comments on Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say ... The US for all its faults is definitely one of the less bigoted places in the world. We have been having a more or less continuous societal conversation about racisms, discrimination, and bigotry for a long time. A lot of the world hasn't had that conversation yet at all.

Fargo woman facing 30 years in prison for bong water : news (dumb and evil cops)
North Dakota voters pass measure to impose age limits on congressional candidates : news

Elon Musk sued by SpaceX engineers claiming they were illegally fired for raising concerns about alleged sexual harassment and discrimination against women : news

Southern Baptists narrowly reject formal ban on churches with any women pastors : news

Arizona man planned a mass shooting targeting African Americans at an Atlanta concert to incite a race war, feds say : news

US man who drugged daughter and friends at sleepover sentenced to prison : news

3 deputies shot while responding to northern Illinois home, suspect also wounded | AP News : news

9/11 Responders Exposed to More Toxins Show Higher Incidence of Dementia : news ... “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” -

Adult entertainment industry sues again over law requiring pornographic sites to verify users' ages : news

Santana - Smooth (Stereo) ft. Rob Thomas - YouTube
Santana - Corazon Espinado (Video) ft. Mana - YouTube

The Ecstasy of Humidity - The New York Times - Living in a place with seasons is overrated. Theres nothing like a sweaty Florida summer to bring you back to your body.

The Disturbing Truth About Hair Relaxers - The New York Times heyve been linked to reproductive disorders and cancers. Why are they still being marketed so aggressively to Black women?
Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer - PubMed
Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Oxford Academic

A New Archaeological Discovery Has Ripped Up the Map of Human Migration Unearthed evidence offers a previously unknown pathway for our ancient ancestors.

98-year-old man whose liver was donated is believed to be oldest American organ donor : news

State Police investigator says all the information gathered indicated Karen Read was responsible for John O'Keefes death

Microsoft changes course on the controversial Windows 11 feature that constantly takes screenshots of your PC's screen: Now you'll have to opt in if you want to use it : news


"Flesh-eating" bacterium cases hit record high in Japan : worldnews

South Korean troops fire warning shots after North Korean soldiers cross border : worldnews
S.Korea fires warning shots as N.Korean soldiers briefly cross border : worldnews

4 US college instructors teaching at Chinese university are attacked at a public park : worldnews

(1) Roman Sheremeta 🇺🇦 on X: Russia formally declares the US as "enemy." Russia has been an enemy of the US for a while, orchestrating cyber attacks, meddling in the US elections, sponsoring terrorists worldwide. Also, the russian propaganda TV channels constantly call for strikes on the US. 1/n / X

Nearly 20,000 Wagner mercenaries died taking Bakhmut, media investigation confirms : worldnews

Russian fighter-bomber crashes after 'technical fault' : worldnews

Russia sending Africans to die in Ukraine war : worldnews

Wild horses return to Kazakhstan steppes after absence of two centuries : worldnews

Nine Hindu pilgrims killed in bus attack in India's Jammu : worldnews

Islamic State group-allied militants kill dozens in eastern Congo : worldnews - Second Congo War - about 6 million deaths Population of Israel - under 10 million

Aircraft carrying Malawi Vice-President goes missing : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis say they have arrested an 'American-Israeli spy cell' : worldnews

'We have the three hostages' – Israel Police shows dramatic footage of hostage rescue operation : worldnews
Nuseirat Massacre: Inside the Carnage of Israel's Hostage Rescue
Sinwar in internal correspondence: civilian deaths help Hamas, report : worldnews
'We have the Israelis where we want them': Sinwar's words revealed - WSJ report : worldnews
Hamas leader says 'we have the Israelis right where we want them' in leaked messages, WSJ reports : worldnews

Hamas accepts UN ceasefire resolution, ready to negotiate over details, official says : worldnews

(1) The New Voice of Ukraine on X: "Kyiv and Washington are actively “preparing a bilateral security agreement,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his traditional address to the nation on June 9 / X

(1) Institute for the Study of War on X: "Russian forces continued ground attacks in the Siversk direction on June 10 but did not make any confirmed advances in this area. Russian forces are reportedly advancing in eastern Chasiv Yar. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 839, Part 1 (Thread #985) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: "⚡️Dnipro hospital reports saving 95% of wounded soldiers it treats. The Mechinkov Hospital receives about 50 soldiers per day, doctors told the Kyiv Independent. The majority of these patients arrive unconscious. / X

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: The Russian Kharkiv incursion has fully turned into a boomerang. / X

Russia uses submarines to patrol Black Sea after naval losses, Ukraine military says : worldnews

Hungary's Orban shows weakest performance in EU elections in 20 years, opening path to pro-EU rival : worldnews

Portugal's socialists and liberals defeat far-right in EU elections : worldnews

Macron rules out resigning 'whatever the result' of French election : worldnews

Why Canada Is Worried About a U.S. Civil War - POLITICO Justin Trudeau probably won't ask Joe Biden if the U.S. is headed for a war between the states. But a report from within his government says it's time for Canada to get ready.

FDA warns on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest. What to know | AP News

America's problem is massive inequality - not 'woke' educated elites | Robert Reich : politics
World Bank report says U.S. economy is powering better global outlook - The Washington Post - High interest rates and trade tensions pose risks to a newly upbeat forecast, though.

Violent crime is down and the US murder rate is plunging, FBI statistics show | CNN (and economy is booming, so vote for the orange moron)

Joe Biden favored to beat Donald Trump in 538 election forecast : politics

Nolan Ryan, the backup quarterback, and Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Trump is such a bizarre figure that any supposedly normal Republican would be met with hosannas from reactionary centrist pundits such as Silver, but needless to say short of possible epidemiological developments this experiment is not going to be run.
How would the election turn out if Biden or Trump were replaced by a different candidate? | Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science - The fact that Silver, who is so statistically aware, made this mistake is an interesting example of something that a lot of people have been talking about lately, the disjunction between economic performance and economic perception

Team Biden bets an unfiltered Trump at the debate can shake up the race : politics

How Republicans used 'cheap fake' videos to attack Biden over 24 hours - The Washington Post Such deceptively edited videos, known as "cheap fakes," have become staples of Republican attacks against the president.

The curious psychology of inflation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hunter Biden found guilty in gun trial that exposed dark parts of his life - The Washington Post Short deliberations led to conviction on all three counts.
Hunter Biden trial highlights: President's son found guilty on all charges in federal gun case

Hunter Biden prosecution a 'waste of taxpayer dollars' : Convicting jurors talk about historic trial : politics

Sinclair injects deceptive attacks on Biden's age into dozens of local broadcasts This is how they launder hit pieces into the news cycle - Two outlets controlled by right-wing media tycoons are working in tandem to aggressively push specious claims about President Joe Biden's fitness for office to millions of Americans.

Opinion | Merrick Garland: The attacks on the Justice Department must end - The Washington Post

Judge Strikes One Element From Trump Indictment in Classified Documents Case - The New York Times Judge Aileen Cannon threw out one basis for the case against the former president, involving a highly sensitive military map he showed an aide after leaving office.

Alito's Wife Caught on Tape Spewing Venom at Everyone : politics ... "The other thing the femnazis believe, that he should control me," Alito said about her husband ... Yes, one of the core tenets of radical feminism is that husbands should control their wives. It's quite obvious/oblivious
Samuel Alito's Wife, Martha-Ann, Goes Full MAGA in Secret Recording - The audio was posted hours after similarly shocking comments by the Supreme Court justice were published.
Alito and Roberts, Secretly Recorded at Gala, Share Markedly Different Worldviews - The New York Times The two justices were surreptitiously recorded at a Supreme Court gala last week by a woman posing as a Catholic conservative.
Sam Alito Clearly Thinks He’s Untouchable : politics
Any little thing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - America's sorest winner is committed above all else to the idea that his immense power should come without any accountability: Justice Samuel Alito is less than thrilled about all the news coverage on his seemingly compromised ethics.

There really isn't an argument against Sotomayor and Kagan retiring this summer - Lawyers, Guns & Money (portrait says it all)

No lawmakers have lost primaries yet. Will the streak end tonight? - The Washington Post

Discussion Thread: US House Rules Committee Debates Resolution to Hold Attorney General Garland in Contempt of Congress : politics

GOP Convention Stuck With Trump, A Convicted Felon, As Nominee | HuffPost Latest News Unlike in 2016, when a “Dump Trump” fight went to the floor, pro-Trump activists now make up an overwhelming majority of national convention delegates.

'Losers' and 'Suckers': Why Two Simple Words Bother Trump So Much

Opinion | What is going on inside Trump's mind? - The Washington Post His story about hypothetically being electrocuted is another glimpse into a mind that is unwell ... But you know what I'd do if there was a shark or you get electrocuted? I'll take electrocution every single time. I'm not getting near the shark. So we're going to end that, we're going to end it for boats, we're going to end it for trucks (he's a shark, of course)
Trump's shark tale is the kind of sputtering nonsense that should worry MAGA : politics

Opinion | 'Double haters' don’t hate Trump and Biden equally - The Washington Post The 'double haters' misnomer: Biden's secret weaponA two-thirds majority of this cohort of voters thinks a felon has no place running for president.

Tales from the iron triangle - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a remarkable piece of investigative journalism that unravels multiple interlocking threads of misconduct. First, a former George Mason professor who was a (lavishly) paid corporate shill posing as a scholar, sometimes revealing his blatant conflicts of interest and sometimes not:

The Party of Law and Order - Lawyers, Guns & Money Republicans always respect the law, right? It's all about legality. That must be why Oklahoma has preemptively pardoned the state's entire poultry industry from water pollution laws ... The proposal states if chicken companies or farmers follow a nutrient management plan, they'll be protected from any criminal or civil accountability. "You're immune," said Gov. Stitt.

$800,000 wire transfer from billionaire donor to US Chamber raises curtain on dark money : politics

For Republican men, environmental support hinges on partisan identity : science
Men’s empathy towards animals have found higher levels in men who own pets versus farmers and non-pet owners : science

"False gospel" : The new GOP attack on Dolly Parton is a tactic borrowed from the Christian right : politics

Dockcase’s Studio 8-in-1 adapter is for camera nerds

Every Single Cell in Your Body Could Be Conscious, Scientists Say If trillions of tiny bits of consciousness are floating around inside you, it could change how we think about life.
How Did Life Spring Up From Non-Life? Scientists May Finally Have Some Clues The first Earthlings may have looked more like beads of liquid than tiny cells.

The Hologenome Concept of Evolution: Medical Implications - PMC
What is the hologenome concept of evolution? - PMC

The Hidden Order of the Universe. The generic mathematical laws… | by TheUnknownDoktor | Health and Science | Jun, 2024 | Medium | The generic mathematical laws transcending biology, history, culture, geography and socio-economy
Kleiber's law - Wikipedia

Pain and Suffering | Ann Neumann | Demonizing opioids has unintended consequences ... In other words, the majority of those with legitimate prescriptions were not getting hooked. And as many as 80 percent of those using prescription opioids for a high were not getting them from a doctor ... We had to get it wrong in order to convict the drug companies ... So, what are we doing? We're cutting off middle-aged women with no history of addiction, who are not likely to ever develop it, and have severe chronic pain, to prevent eighteen-year-old boys from doing drugs that they're going to get on the street instead (the doctors are addicted to your pain) (*read*)

Laudanum - Wikipedia
Opium and laudanum history's wonder drugs

Massachusetts sees first decline in opioid-related deaths in years

Elon Musk drops lawsuit after OpenAI published his emails : news
X is about to start hiding all likes : technology

FBI releases documents on O.J. Simpson - ESPN

He was a police officer. She was 15 years old. He met her in a neighborhood park at her elementary school when she ran away when she got pulled over when she called for help in a neighborhood park. Then, he sexually abused her. Abused by the badge A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of law enforcement officers in the United States have sexually exploited kids. Many avoid prison time.

The 9 Best Rust Removers of 2024 | Rust Removers and Converters

Eight Secret Societies You Might Not Know The popularity of these secret clubs peaked in the 18th and 19th centuries.



Florida could see more than a foot of rain, serious flooding this week - The Washington Post - Southwestern parts of the Sunshine State near Fort Myers may exceed 15 inches.

Black Americans see police, government plotting against them: Survey

Chinese military harassed Dutch warship enforcing UN sanctions on North Korea, Netherlands says : worldnews

Inside Israel's hostage rescue: Secret plans and a deadly 'wall of fire' - The Washington Post

Hamas operatives said to have standing orders to kill hostages if IDF approaches : worldnews
Israeli special forces dressed as Palestinian refugees for hostage rescue: Sources : worldnews

UN food agency pauses its aid work at US pier in Gaza over security concerns, in latest setback : worldnews

Al Jazeera rejects accusations hostage captor was a journalist on their platform : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #53) : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 838, Part 1 (Thread #984) : worldnews

(1) Christo Grozev on X: "ISIS from Moscow." / X

Nordic left-wing parties gain as far-right declines in EU vote : worldnews

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says : worldnews

Macron calls snap elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Russia mocks Macron following EU election defeat – POLITICO Macron and Scholz are clinging on to power with their last remaining strength says head of Russias State Duma.

Canada's Parliament rocked by allegations of treason - politico - Foreign interference probe exposes links to “witting” lawmakers in Ottawa.

Biden admin has discussed potentially negotiating unilateral deal with Hamas to free U.S. hostages uch talks, if they begin, would not include Israel and would be conducted through Qatari interlocutors.

Statement from President Joe Biden on Senate Republicans Blocking Efforts to Safeguard Nationwide Access to Contraception : politics

Baltimore shipping channel fully restored after massive cleanup - The Washington Post - "When we work together, we can actually get big things done," said Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D).

Increase in Liberal Views Brings Ideological Parity on Social Issues But the long-term increase is not as pronounced on economic issues, on which Americans still lean conservative - Americans have become significantly more likely to identify as liberal in their views on social issues over the past quarter century. In most annual measures since 2015, they have been about equally likely to express having liberal views as moderate and conservative ones -- reflecting a shift from Gallup's earliest measures, when liberal perspectives on social issues were a firmly minority viewpoint ... Americans are currently about equally likely to say their views are conservative (32%), moderate (32%) or liberal (33%) on social issues ... Despite some fluctuation over time, liberal identification on social issues has gradually increased, while conservative and moderate identification has each gradually decreased slightly.

Shorter Liberals: Militarizing the Border is Bad When Trump Does It and Good When Biden Does It - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Well, Nic Kristof is nothing if not a hack and his defense of Biden's actions is pure, 100% hackwork.

The U.S. Economy Reaches Superstar Status - The Atlantic No, really ... The growth rate is high, the unemployment rate is at historic lows, household wealth is surging, and wages are rising faster than costs, especially for the working class. There are many ways to define a good economy. America is in tremendous shape according to just about any of them ... By these metrics, the only workers in the entire developed world who are meaningfully better off than they were four years ago are American ones. (major growth from hard-working immigrants) ... By these metrics, the only workers in the entire developed world who are meaningfully better off than they were four years ago are American ones.

John Fetterman and wife Gisele are hospitalized after Democratic senator rear-ended car on the highway | Daily Mail Online Fetterman and his wife were driving in northern Maryland at the time

Hunter Biden Gun Case Goes to Jury as Prosecutors Wrap Up Closing Arguments - The New York Times Prosecutors connected dozens of evidentiary dots to try to show President Biden's deeply troubled son willfully falsified a gun form.

Samuel Alito Rejects Compromise, Says One Political Party Will 'Win' In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice says he "agrees" that the U.S. should return to a place of godliness

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you die of heat stroke - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Acyn on X: "Trump: It must be because of my relationship with M.I.T., very smart, I say, what would happen if the boat sank, and you have this tremendously powerful battery, and the battery is now underwater ... Do I get electrocuted or do I jump over by the shark? / X
(1) Acyn on X: Trump: When we get in, it’s going to go very rapidly. We are going to look very strongly at J6. There has never been people treated more horrifically than J6 hostages / X
(1) Stephen King on X: This is like listening to your senile uncle at the dinner table after he has that third drink. / X

Trump's Terror - Lawyers, Guns & Money Don Moynahan considers Donald Trump's terror campaign. Threats against judges, local officials, and others are increasing. Moynahan takes eight lessons from current terror-related events.. I’ll list the lessons; check out the post for details.
The Future is Terror - by Don Moynihan ... Trumpism hastened a new version of right-wing politics, one that is not conservative nor libertarian in a meaningful sense, but one that urges the embrace of state power to go after their movement’s perceived enemies.

Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I mean Trump got convicted of 34 felonies and it seems to have cost him a point or two in the polls, maybe. In other words, LOL nothing matters is now more or less our national motto, and the media dutifully reflect this in their coverage of the senile madman who may well be the next president.

Donald Trump's Last (We Hope) Grift | The New Republic The man has been running scams for decades. But now, with either the White House or the Big House beckoning, he's kicked it into overdrive ... Over the years, I have come to think of Trump as an autoimmune disease, very much a product of our own body politic. And as is the case with such afflictions, he is curiously resistant to ordinary treatments.>

Trump Demands Biden Remove Ad of Him Calling Dead Soldiers 'Suckers' and 'Losers' - The former president said only a "psycho" or a "very stupid person" would’ve made such statements.

Presumptive GOP Nominee for President Meets With His Probation Officer : politics

Fox News Edited Out Trump Saying He Might Keep Epstein Files Sealed | HuffPost Latest News But a later release of the interview included his full response

Donald Trump supporters leave rally during middle of speech, video shows : politics

Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away - Lawyers, Guns & Money

You know who would run away with this election? My Canadian girlfriend - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If your supposed expertise is statistics, it seems germane that you don’t post false numbers. Inflation on a year over year basis hit 8% or higher for exactly seven months of the Biden presidency, from March through September of 2022, not "two years." It did not hit 8% in any calendar year. ...But Nate’s just getting started: (Nate Silver is demented)

David French finds out - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Lies Your Pundit Tells You - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The brazen GOP plan to launder cash to the nation's most radical gubernatorial candidate

80 percent of GOP believes Trump's Biden-Manhattan conspiracy theory - The Washington Post

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has released Rudy Giuliani's mugshot

Sunday Morning Dithering - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Everything you’ve been told about the 'Chickenpox bomber' is wrong, here's why… | Hush-Kit

FBI agents execute a raid on a Minnesota home in connection to a juror bribe : videos

Opinion | What's Stopping Liberals From Having Kids? - The New York Times

What crazy stuff happened in the year 2001 that got overshadowed by 9/11? : AskReddit

What stopped you from killing yourself? : AskReddit

Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study | The research detected eight different plastics. Polystyrene, used for packaging, was most common, followed by polyethylene, used in plastic bags, and then PVC. : science

Microsoft missing windows phone? : windowsphone
The enormity of Microsoft's Windows Phone shut-down mistake is becoming increasingly clear in the AI era | Windows Central


Massive forest restoration project makes steadfast progress: This will be the largest natural structure on the planet : worldnews ... The nonprofit organization is planting tens of millions of trees each year across nine countries, from Senegal to Kenya. By 2030, it aims to create 230,000 jobs and plant a billion trees

Scientists mapped one of Earth's top hazards in the Pacific Northwest - The Washington Post A catastrophic earthquake and tsunami will one day hit the Pacific Northwest as tectonic plates slip at the Cascadia subduction zone

Girl, 2, with H5N1 bird flu in Australia had travelled to Kolkata, India: WHO : worldnews

South Korean activists respond to North’s trash balloons with K-pop - The Washington Post A South Korean group launched balloons containing anti-Pyongyang fliers and thousands of USB drives with local pop music and TV - all illegal in the North ... We sent them truth and fact, love and medicine - and dollar bills, dramas and trot songs,
A South Korean weapons company once seen as a dinosaur is now churning out howitzers twice as fast as its Western competitors : worldnews

Exactly 5 years ago in Hong Kong. 1 million estimated on the streets. Protests are now illegal. : pics

'Only half Chinese': China refused to help secure release of Noa Argamani : worldnews
Chinese jets circle Dutch ship in East China Sea : worldnews

Russia Declares US As Enemy State For First Time Amid Deteriorating Ties Over Ukraine : worldnews

Putin says he's considering providing weapons to other nations for potential strikes on Western targets : worldnews

Confident Putin warns Europe is 'defenceless' : worldnews

Putin Is Running Out of Time to Achieve Breakthrough in Ukraine : worldnews

Supersonic physicists rounded up as spies in Russia : worldnews

A Chinese agency working with Russia has been trying to source drone jammers : worldnews

Russian Airport Invests in Anti-Drone Defenses -- 7,000 Kilometers from Ukraine : worldnews

Embarrassingly for the Kremlin, Russian AI Isn't Good Enough for Its Own Disinformation : worldnews

Putin's daughters make rare appearance at St. Petersburg economic forum : worldnews

35 children among those killed in latest Sudan civil war carnage, U.N. says : worldnews

Gazas Health Ministry says 274 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raid that rescued 4 hostages
IDF publishes footage of rescued hostages being evacuated from Gaza via helicopter : worldnews
Four hostages rescued alive in Gaza operation that killed at least 125, officials say: Live updates - The Washington Post
U.S. intelligence aided Israeli hostage rescue : worldnews
Weeks of planning and quality intelligence: inside the IDF's daring Gaza hostage rescue : worldnews

Report: Journalist, doctor held Noa Argamani hostage in Gaza : worldnews ... "civilian combatant"

'We will not surrender': Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh fumes after Israel frees hostages : worldnews

IDF successfully eliminates senior Hamas General Security Forces commander : worldnews

Who is Benny Gantz, the Israeli war cabinet member? - The Washington Post - What to know about Benny Gantz, the member of Israel's war cabinet who said he’d resign if a post-war plan doesn't materialize by Saturday ... Benny Gantz is the leader of Israels opposition National Unity party and a member of the government's war cabinet ... Gantz has been considered a more liberal counterweight to Netanyahu (oh sure)
Gantz scraps anticipated resignation announcement following news of hostages' rescue : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 836, Part 1 (Thread #982) : worldnews

Ukraine says it struck one of Russia's most advanced warplanes - The Boston Globe ... a Su-57 fighter plane, a twin-engine stealth fighter lauded as Moscow's most advanced military aircraft ... (US Satellite + UA drones)
ISO 3166-2:UA - Wikipedia

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: "Bild: Ukraine counter-attacked & regained several settlements in Vovchansk, Kharkiv Oblast After captured northern part & central areas in mid-May pushed them out of center recently used Biber bridge-layer to move Russian troops across Vovchanka River despite🇷🇺drone attack / X

(1) Defense of Ukraine on X: The Netherlands and Denmark will contribute EUR 400 million in a Swedish fund to build CV 90 infantry fighting vehicles for Ukraine. The CV 90 IFVs have already proven themselves on the battlefield. They not only effectively destroy the enemy but also save the crew during the / X

Norway wealth fund to vote against Musk's $56 billion Tesla pay package : worldnews

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attacked in Copenhagen - The Washington Post - The attack on Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen is the latest attack against politicians ahead of the European Parliament elections.

British Columbia recriminalizes drug possession, drawing praise, worry - The Washington Post With an election looming, British Columbia's New Democratic Party government has cut the controversial experiment short, to the dismay of its supporters.

Phoenix turns to ice-filled body bags to treat heatstroke as US south-west bakes : news

Protesters surround White House to demand Biden enforce Gaza red line - The Washington Post - Demonstrators said that if President Biden would not draw a "red line" after Israeli forces began an assault on Rafah, they would draw the red line for him.

U.S. Voter Support for Israeli Military Aid Reaches Wartime Low : politics .... 41% of voters said the United States should provide military aid to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s armed forces, down from 53% at the start of the conflict. Support fell the most among Democrats (from 52% to 34%), but it has also slipped among independents (46% to 35%) and Republicans (from 59% to 53%).

Bipartisanship or Republican meddling? AIPAC is biggest source of GOP donations in Dem primaries : politics (Jews for Hitler)

Man outside the White House : pics ... Hamas headband

Europeans seem to grasp the threat to U.S. democracy better than we do : politics

Biden To Visit WWI Cemetery Five Years After Trump Refused To Honor 'Suckers And Losers' : politics

The law-and-order party defunds the IRS. Again. : politics - At least 25,000 millionaires haven't filed tax returns at all since 2017.

Clarence Thomas Quietly Admits Gifts From Shady Right-Wing Billionaire : politics

Database Reveals 'Staggering' $6.6 Million in Gifts to Supreme Court Justices : politics
Retired judge David Tatel issues a stark warning about the Supreme Court : politics
Ex-Trump attorney: Justices accepting lavish gifts 'degrades the image of impartiality' : politics ... What a fancy way of saying that they're corrupt.

Alito neighbor gives detailed account of 'nasty' dispute that became national news : politics

The Fall of Roe: You Thought Dobbs Was Bad? They're Coming for Brown v. Board : politics

The Hunter Biden trial farce - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Hunter Biden Case Is Solid. There's Something Rotten About It Too. - POLITICO - The president's son faces long odds to avoid conviction - in a case with dubious origins.
The key family members involved in the Hunter Biden trial - The Washington Post A cast of Biden's family members have taken the stand or showed up to support him in court.

James Comer's Biden Impeachment Crusade Finally Ends With a Whimper : politics

Judge in Trump case flags deleted Facebook post claiming to have advance knowledge of verdict - The Washington Post - Justice Juan Merchan’s letter flags a since-deleted online message by someone claiming to have knowledge of the verdict before it was announced.

If Trump Wins - The New York Times By Charlie Savage, Jonathan Swan, and Maggie Haberman

As a convicted felon, Trump isn't fit to lead America's military as commander in chief - A felon serving as both leader of the free world and commander in chief would disrupt the U.S. military's culture and institutional structure. : politics - The only thing he ever did remotely related to politics before running for office was promote a racist conspiracy theory accusing Obama of being born in Kenya. And millions of Americans voted for ... that.

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Claims Trump Was Actually Super Tight With Zelensky : politics ... As in Trump tried to illegally squeeze Zelensky into capitulating with his Biden witch hunt. Every accusation is a confession, especially when Trump screams about political witch hunts (Tom Rotten)

DNC targets Trump campaign rally with 'convicted white-collar crook' billboard | Donald Trump | The Guardian Democrats call Trump 'unfit to serve' on the advertisement in Las Vegas, where he's due to speak on Sunday
Trump will hold outdoor Las Vegas rally in scorching heat. His campaign has extra medics and water : politics

What can Trump do about vaccines? More than you might think. His new anti-vaccine persona could have far-reaching consequences if he's elected to a second stint as president with far-reaching administrative powers. : politics

Trump has promised mass raids and deportation if he wins the election. The ACLU is preparing to fight back. : politics

Russ Vought's 'radical constitutionalism' plan for Trump's second term - The Washington Post - Russ Vought, the former president's budget director, is laying the groundwork for a broad expansion of presidential powers.

Trump pitches himself as 'crypto president' at San Francisco tech fundraiser : politics

A ton of aggravating factors : Experts say Trump not helping himself ahead of sentencing hearing - Jail previously seemed "very unlikely," says law prof. Adam Shlahet. "I'm thinking it's more likely now” : politics

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar wants to put Donald Trump on a $500 bill. Yeah, it's a cult : politics ... Make it a $34 dollar bill.

What a fool believes: Donald Trump and America's bogus respect for "faith": How religious "freedom" has been twisted into an all-out attack on critical thinking and the rule of law : politics

For presidents, it's not age but judgment that matters : politics

Trump claims credit for Biden's insulin price cap : politics

He can be president but he can't be a nurse: The jobs Trump can't get with felony convictions | Trump's power and influence will help him avoid major hurdles facing millions of Americans with felony convictions trying to get back to work, Alex Woodward reports : politics

What a fool believes: Donald Trump and America's bogus respect for "faith": How religious "freedom" has been twisted into an all-out attack on critical thinking and the rule of law : politics

Alvin Bragg agrees to testify to Republicans in Congress after landing Trump guilty verdict | House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, a longtime Trump defender, demanded the testimony : politics

Businessman testifies he promised Bob Menendez up to $250,000 in bribes : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Mondaire Jones for turning on Jamaal Bowman : politics

Republican congressman wants to limit IVF access to married heterosexual veterans only. He claimed, falsely, that children of opposite-sex couples fare best in life. : politics ... the future Republicans want. If you serve in the military and manage to survive, only then will you be allowed to start a family. Any non-veteran who gets pregnant will be forced to carry the baby to term, at which point it will be taken from the mother and reassigned to a worthy veteran to be raised as a Real American

They have no options: Texas court dims hope of timely abortion care for high-risk patients : politics
No sex, no immigrants: Texas GOP unveils 2024 legislative priorities : politics ... Texas, laboratory of fascism
Texas professors sue Biden for the right to discriminate against trans students. They also want to fire teaching assistants over abortion history : politics
Texas Democrats try to unify against GOP "extremism" : politics

Texas asks people to avoid using their cars : politics

Nazi supporters attempt rally at SD State Capitol : politics

Georgia Is Our Laboratory: Inside Trump's Plan to Rig 2024 : politics

Revealed: Trump ally Kari Lake gave speech in front of Confederate flag | Republicans | The Guardian - Video shows Arizona Senate candidate repeating election-fraud claims at event with Confederate flag behind her

GOP primary for Spanberger seat in Virginia heats up with attack ads - The Washington Post

This Gay Republican keeps making excuses for the Colorado GOP's homophobia : politics

Will Kathy Hochul's massive political ineptitude save congestion pricing? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What election denialism is really about - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Steven Calabresi going full election denialist - In other words, to be a Trump supporter in 2024 requires either bottomless cynicism or bottomless credulity, and even people like Calabresi very often end up finding that it’s easier to indulge in the latter than the former, if only to maintain some internal if extraordinarily twisted sense of self respect.
Co-founder of Federalist Society comes out as full-blown election denialist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I can't decide if Volokh continuing to publish Steven Calabresi's light-years-from-hinged election trooferism is a disgrace or a public service. Both, I guess: ... The thing about this lunatic, anti-democratic nonsense is that there's no reason to believe that Alito or Thomas disagree with a word of it, and plenty of reason to think they don’t.

Vampire squid guy: "I have determined that as plain as the nose on your face prosecuting [Republicans] for white collar crime would be a wolf in sheep's clothing that crosses the Rubicon on steroids" - Lawyers, Guns & Money Tom Friedman's erstwhile funniest critic is now expressing ideas that are substantively much worse than Friedman's in even-worse-than-Friedman prose:

How Uber and Lyft Still Control Wages and Conditions - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In reality, it is the digital ride-hail model that's fundamentally broken. It is inefficient and expensive, exploitative and discriminatory. It does not work without a deregulated market, exorbitant investor subsidies and an expansive political machine to protect it. In almost every city where it's been allowed to fester, ride-hailing has decreased the quality of urban transit, contributed to big increases in congestion and pollution and degraded working conditions in additional industries. To what end? The empowerment of saboteurs who pocket billions while offloading every possible cost on to the public.

IUD insertions can hurt, but some clinics will sedate you In one study, nearly half of women said getting an IUD triggered "intense pain."

Sildenafil (known as Viagra) improves brain blood flow and could help to prevent dementia, according to a trial with 75 participants who had experienced a minor stroke : science

ex husband throws red paint at ex wife while in a restaurant causing a fire : WTF

Woman accused of killing 3 roommates is arrested after high-speed chase - The Washington Post Alyssa J. Venable, charged with murder in Spotsylvania County, Va., led New York State Police on a high-speed chase about 100 miles from the Canadian border, authorities said.

A transgender man was in mental distress. Police wound up killing him - The Washington Post The parents of Jasper Aaron Lynch, shot by a Fairfax County officer in 2022, recall his years of emotional turmoil and fatal encounter with police in their home.

What killed the glossy news magazines? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Why did Look and Life in particular, and related mass circulation publications like the Saturday Evening Post, go out of business when they did? (Look ceased publication in 1971; Life largely ceased in 1972 although it stumbled through a zombie afterlife as an occasional publication; the Saturday Evening Post shut down in 1969).

ELI5: How come we speak different languages and use different metric systems but the clock is 24 hours a day, and an hour is 60 minutes everywhere around the globe? : explainlikeimfive

Tesla Threatens Customer With $50,000 Fine If He Tries To Sell His Cybertruck That Doesn't Fit In His New Parking Spot : technology
So Many Unsold Teslas Are Piling Up That You Can See Them From Space. Tesla has a glut of nearly 50,000 cars just sitting around in lots so packed, they can be seen from orbit. : technology

What did a significant other say to you that made you immediately leave the relationship? : AskReddit

Guess who’s back? How Eminem is storming to the top of the charts again : Music
Eminem's Top Ten Pieces Of Advice For The Kids | Letterman - YouTube

Study uses AI to find out what makes roads safer: places with higher levels of greenery, streetlights, single-lane roads, and sidewalks were associated with fewer fatal car crashes : science

GPT-4 autonomously hacks zero-day security flaws with 53% success rate : technology

Psychology professors often self-censor on controversial topics, study finds : science

Systematic review and meta-analysis finds that ADHD medications(stimulant and non-stimulant) significantly improved the Quality of Life(QoL) of people with ADHD, with stimulants and non-stimulants being equally effective : science

Melatonin often used to help you get shut-eye may actually help you preserve your eyes and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) | This latest study adds more weight to the growing evidence of melatonin's positive impact on age-related eyesight degeneration. : science

A recent study provides evidence that the link between risky behaviors and violence is weaker among the highly religious and those reporting lifetime use of psychedelics. : science

Michael Mosley: body found in search for missing TV doctor : news
Michael Mosley: wife pays tribute after body is found ... appears to have collapsed while walking in intense heat on the Greek island of Symi ... 67

Are clouds entirely made of water? : askscience

Chronic pain can be treated — so why are millions still suffering?
Clinical Research in Pain Management | NIH HEAL Initiative The NIH HEAL Initiative will support new clinical research programs to evaluate innovative therapies for pain management.

Eschaton: All In Your Head - The presumption that long term illnesses - even ones with identifiable causes - are just psychosomatic or fakery has a long history.
Why Is NIH Perpetuating Long COVID Denial? - The American Prospect - Documents obtained by The Sick Times reveal the bastion of the medical establishment squandered a billion dollars on a long COVID study that seems suspiciously designed to fail.

A male birth control gel is one step closer to reality, and that’s worth celebrating | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

Women who exhibit a high level of morbid curiosity are more likely to be attracted to men with Dark Triad personality traits | The study provides new insights into how differences in curiosity about dangerous phenomena can influence young women's dating choices. : science

A Researcher's Model Suggests We're Connected to an Anti-Universe -- The bold new idea could offer an alternate explanation for cosmic expansion.

UAH researcher shows, for the first time, gravity can exist without mass, mitigating the need for hypothetical dark matter : science
that dark matter video aged like milk - YouTube - Angela Collier
applied quantum mechanics - YouTube - Angela Collier

A 13-Year-Old Built Archimedes' Mythical Death Ray -- and It May Actually Work

People who have "died" for a few minutes, or who have had a near-death experience, how did it affect your views on religion or life after death? : AskReddit

People who have worked at resorts, what's the most fucked-up thing you've seen? : AskReddit
CA Teacher Allegedly Molested 8 Girls As Young As 6 In Classroom and on Field Trips: Lawsuits : whenwomenrefuse
Climber Charles Barrett Goes to Trial for Sexual Assault in Federal Court in Sacramento
When Women Refuse

What's a thing, either SFW of NSFW, you said you'd never do but ended up doing it and liking it? : AskReddit

What is an industry secret that you know? : AskReddit
What is the worst company you've worked for? : AskReddit

How or when did you know that your person was "your" person? Or not? : AskReddit

What is a thing that's perceived as normal that just makes you mad? : AskReddit

What is the worst thing you have ever done? : AskReddit

Bicyclist dies after being hit by truck in Cambridge - Cambridge Day - bicyclist died after being hit by a truck at around 4:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Auburn and DeWolfe streets, south of Harvard Square in the Riverside neighborhood, according to police.

Google and Microsoft's AI Chatbots Refuse to Say Who Won the 2020 US Election : technology

After brutal critiques, Microsoft Recall will get these major privacy and security changes : technology
Microsoft is changing its Windows Recall feature to be opt-in : Surface

Adobe terms clarified: Will never own your work, or use it to train AI : technology


World hits streak of record temperatures, UN warns of 'climate hell' : worldnews

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are surging "faster than ever' to beyond anything humans ever experienced, officials say : worldnews

ArkeaBio works on cow vaccine to cut methane emissions ... The methane emitted by the world’s billion-plus belching cattle has roughly the same impact on the climate as all the passenger vehicles on the planet and four times the impact of all airlines,

SpaceX Starship launches nail-biting Flight 4 test of the world's most powerful rocket (video, photos) : worldnews
SpaceX's Starship survives return to Earth, achieves demo landing on fourth test : worldnews
Starship reentry and landing 6 June 2024 - YouTube

WHO confirms first death in Mexico from bird flu never seen in humans : worldnews

Japan, US, South Korean coast guards hold 1st joint drill off Japan's coast as China concerns rise : worldnews

Korea's GNI beats Japan's for first time ever as yen plummets : worldnews

US to adopt more 'competitive' nuclear weapons strategy after China and Russia spurn US efforts to discuss arms control : worldnews

Putin threatens deployment of missiles to strike British and Western targets : worldnews

'We're not authorizing strikes on Moscow,' Biden says on Ukraine's use of US arms : worldnews

(1) Jason Jay Smart on X: - 1 propagandist Russian propagandist Anton Yehovtsev was reportedly stabbed to death by an unknown person outside Moscow, Russia. He was a frequent guest on Russian federal channels, where he supported the war against Ukraine.” They can run but can't hide. / X

Tajikistan Set To Outlaw Islamic Hijab After Years Of Unofficial Ban : worldnews ... Tajikistan is almost entirely Muslim in practice, but it is a much, much more secular version of the religion. Central Asian Islam is on a whole much different than Islam elsewhere due to a variety of reasons, but a large one being its time in the USSR.

Russian adult content provider forced to entrap gay men online by Dagestan police : worldnews

Ukraine Drone Strike Halts Operations at Russian Oil Refinery : worldnews
(1) Feher_Junior on X: Radio Liberty published satellite images of the results of the attack on the oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk Russia. As in most cases, the impact fell directly on the primary oil processing plant, which is the basis for the functioning of everything else in the enterprise. / X

Yemen's Houthi rebels detain at least 9 UN staffers and others in sudden crackdown, officials say : worldnews
Houthis attack Israel with new missile called the Palestine : worldnews

Iran Escalates Beach Surveillance Deploying 7,000 Police to Enforce Hijab : worldnews

As world urges Hamas to accept latest Gaza proposal, group signals likely rejection : worldnews
CIA assesses Netanyahu likely believes he can avoid making post-war Gaza plan : worldnews

US-built pier in Gaza reconnected after repairs and aid will flow soon, US Central Command says : worldnews

IDF prepares for northern offensive against Hezbollah, general says, awaits Gaza resolution : worldnews
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: IDF reveals identities of October 7 terrorists killed in UN school strike. Hagari announced that the strike was conducted after concrete intelligence showed that terrorists hiding in the school were planning an imminent attack. / X

United Nations to put Israel on blacklist of countries harming children in conflict zones : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #52) : worldnews
Gaza women and children killed less frequently as war toll rises, analysis finds : worldnews
Analysis finds flaws in Hamas data, drop in rate of Gazan women, children killed : worldnews

IDF kills 3 terrorists attemtping to infiltrate Israel from Rafah : worldnews

Hamas kills IDF combat dog in Gaza and rigs its body to kill troops : worldnews

'Close connection between Hamas and Al Jazeera,' court finds : worldnews

D-Day Veteran Shares Emotional Embrace With Zelensky: 'You Bring Tears To My Eyes' : worldnews
Biden apologizes to Ukraine's Zelenskyy for monthslong holdup to weapons that let Russia make gains : worldnews
(1) NEXTA on X: "Ukraine will not agree to territorial concessions for the sake of ending the war - Zelenskyy "Can this war be extinguished on the lines that exist now? No. If someone tries to draw temporary lines on his own, it will only give pause before a new war ... / X

Western allies near deal to fund Ukraine with Russian assets : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 834, Part 1 (Thread #980) : worldnews
/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 835, Part 1 (Thread #981) : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of June 7, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. / X

(1) PS01 on X: Russia is increasingly blind in Crimea and drone attacks are increasingly effective! Two radar stations were damaged in a night attack in Crimea, a serviceman was wounded 2 radar stations were slightly damaged as a result of a night drone attack on a military unit / X

Outages shroud Ukraine as Russian strikes on power plants take their toll : worldnews

Photos of released Ukrainian prisoners of war show emaciated bodies in horrifying condition : worldnews

(1) BLYSKAVKA on X: Tank maker KNDS announces establishment of a subsidiary in Ukraine, - Le Figaro. KNDS is one of the major European players in the field of ground weapons. The group produces artillery systems, battle tanks, and CAESAR guns, which France supplies to Kyiv. The subsidiary will produce military equipment and ammunition on Ukrainian territory. / X

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Ukraine is negotiating with Türkiye about the lease of power plant ships. They have powerful ships that produce, for example, 250 MW. We are studying the issue of involving three of them: in Izmail, in Odesa and [port] Pivdennyi, - head of Odesa regional administration / X ... Powershis ...

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Ukrainian attacks to drive Russian forces out of Hlyboke have started. Without going into detail about when, and from which direction, the first signs look good. Drone units are actively working on Russians remnants inside the settlement, jointly working with assault units. / X

(1) Ukrainska Pravda in English on X: NATO plans to share intelligence with Ukraine regarding Russia's electronic warfare capabilities / X

Europe's largest rare earth metal deposits discovered in Norway : worldnews

Polish soldier dies after clash with migrants on Belarus border : worldnews

The right could win big in Europe - thanks to young people

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Hungary is the only country that is opposing the start of talks on Ukraine's accession to the EU, said Ukrainian deputy Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze Earlier, sources said that the EU Commission was planning to begin membership talks with Kyiv in June 2024 / X

(1) UNITED24 Media on X: Former Chancellor Angela Merkel knew of Russia's plans to limit gas supplies to pressure the Nord Stream 2 launch, but concealed this information before stepping down in late 2021, according to Handelsblatt. / X
Merkel withheld information about Russia's intention to blackmail Europe with gas, German outlet reports : worldnews
Germany looking into buying eight additional F-35 jets, source says : worldnews
Chancellor Scholz says Germany will deport serious criminals even to high-risk countries : worldnews
Germany reveals plan for citizens if Russia attacks, following threats by Putin: Subway bunkers, food rationing, compulsory conscription and evacuations : worldnews
Germany set a new renewable power generation record in Q1 : worldnews

France to transfer Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets to Ukraine, Macron announces : worldnews
Biden meets with Zelenskyy in Paris, apologizes for delay in weapons that let Russia make gains : worldnews
Biden to meet Zelenskiy in France with $225 million in military aid : worldnews

Rishi Sunak says sorry for leaving D-day events early to record TV interview : worldnews
Prince Charles accepted a suitcase with 1m euros, report claims - BBC News

Brazil's record-breaking dengue fever outbreak has no end in sight : worldnews ... Brazil has registered a record-breaking 5.5 million cases of dengue fever this year, a mosquito-borne virus that causes high fevers, rashes, and in some cases, death.

Russian warships headed to Caribbean for drills as tensions rise over Ukraine, US officials say : worldnews
Russian warships will arrive in Havana next week, say Cuban officials citing friendly relations : worldnews
Cubans say Russian warships, including nuclear-powered submarine, will arrive in Havana next week : worldnews

Liberals will not release names of Canadian parliamentarians accused of collaborating with hostile foreign states : worldnews

Biden’s D-Day Speech Nailed the Threat of Modern Fascism : politics
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Battle of Helms Deep and the art of the battle speech.

Economy added 272,000 jobs in May, soaring past expectations - The Washington Post The unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, ending a historic streak of unemployment below that benchmark.

The Supreme Court's slow-walk on Trump immunity is playing with fire : politics

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted gifts worth millions of dollars over 20 years, analysis finds : politics
Thomas has accepted $4M in gifts during career: Watchdog : politics

"She doesn't belong on the bench": Experts say Cannon's move suggests she's "trying to kill" case : politics
Isolated and inexperienced: A portrait of the judge overseeing Trump's documents case from veterans of her courtroom : politics

Republicans want Hunter Biden's trial to distract from Trump's crimes - but, so far, it's backfiring : politics ... Outside of the rabid conspiracy theory MAGA circles, the social media response has mostly been variations of, to quote one Redditor, "Dear weirdos. no one cares about Hunter Biden. Signed, normal America."
President Joe Biden says he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he's convicted on gun-related charges : politics I wonder if conservatives would have a better opinion of Hunter if he took a $2 billion dollar bribe from the Saudis. They have no problem with everything Jared got away with.
President Joe Biden says he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he's convicted on gun-related charges : politics

Biden baits Trump into a debate trap: Joe Biden brilliantly understands that Trump is a man who is notoriously thin-skinned : politics

House Republicans Unveil New Bill To Put Former Presidents Above The Law | Above state law, anyway. : politics

Trump said Clinton shouldn't run under investigation. Now he's running as a convict : politics

Trump plans to claim sweeping powers to cancel federal spending : politics (and give all the monies to him)

Trump calls for Jan. 6 committee members to be indicted : politics
Trump calls for indictment of Jan. 6 committee members. Hear how one is responding : politics
Officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 booed at Pennsylvania state House : politics

Shameless Liar Trump Gives E. Jean Carroll More Ammo to Sue Him Again : politics

Veterans Unload On 'Draft Dodger' Trump In Scathing New Attack Ad : politics
Pathetic Republican Rep. Mocked for Wearing Undeserved Military Pin : politics
Pathetic Republican Rep. Mocked for Wearing Undeserved Military Pin | The New Republic - Troy Nehls was never supposed to receive a Combat Infantryman Badge in the first place.

Donald Trump in breach of 300,000 pound legal costs ruling after losing UK dossier case against former MI6 spy : politics

AOC says she wouldn't be surprised if Trump 'threw me in jail' if he wins in 2024 : politics
Trump Says Revenge 'Can Be Justified' In Latest Threat To Political Enemies : politics ... Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week, noting that it would be "wrong" to do so, but he would be justified if he did. "And it's asy, because it's Joe Biden and you see all the criminality, all of the money that's going into the family and him.”

11 taken to hospital for heat-related illness at Trump town hall in Phoenix : politics

Former federal prosecutor: 'Appreciable chance' Trump dies in prison if he loses reelection bid : politics

Former Trump aide Steve Bannon ordered to jail by July 1 after bail revoked : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to defund the entire state of New York over the Trump verdict : politics ... 70% of the GDP in America comes from Biden districts. Red districts are far and away the biggest welfare program in America.

Milwaukee-based retail giant Kohl's says No to sponsoring Republican convention events : politics

Elections Matter. Just Look at Wisconsin. | There are now five states in which state prosecutors have brought charges in the fake-electors scheme, and as these prosecutions go forward, it's going to become plain that the fake-electors scheme was a national conspiracy. : politics ... The basic plan was to throw as much shit at the democratic process as possible. To cause confusion and chaos. Get Republican-controlled states that went for Biden to send an "alternate" (really: fake) set of electors to send to Washington and present themselves alongside the real ones

Tommy Tuberville says Putin doesn't want Ukraine: He's got enough land of his own : politics Tommy Tuberville, like many in the GOP, is a Russian asset.

Sen. Ron Johnson's claim he knew nothing about a fake electors plot isn't believable : politics ... On Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson and his staff tried to hand fake electoral certificates to Vice President Mike Pence, but they were rebuffed. Johnson initially claimed he didn’t know about the plot, but recent documents - including text messages - show that Johnson and his staff were told explicitly about the plot to deliver the fake electoral votes. (Satan/Russian asset)

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Democratic states are passing laws allowing people to execute babies after birth : politics

Christian families sue for the right to mistreat LGBTQ+ foster children. They claim it's religious discrimination to not let them foster children they say they will refuse to accept. : politics

Is the Washington Post going to be Murdoch'd? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The circumstances behind Sally Buzbee getting pushed out as editor of the Post are…not promising for American journalism:
Beware the Tory takeover of the Washington Post | Press Watch
The Washington Post Dies in Whiteness - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Will Lewis, the white male former Rupert Murdoch henchman and British lord who mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos installed as publisher of the Washington Post a few months back
Fleet Street ethics at the Washington Post - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post’s CEO Promised Interview for Squashing Story, NPR Reporter Says - The New York Times David Folkenflik of NPR wrote that the offer, in exchange for agreeing to stop his coverage of a phone hacking scandal, was made "repeatedly - and heatedly."

The Man Who Will Save the World - Lawyers, Guns & Money Elon Musk faces allegations that he illegally sold $7.5 billion worth of equity in Tesla in the fourth quarter of 2022, knowing that the business would disappoint after promising investors an “epic end of year.”

Everything You Need to Know About How the U.S. Power Grid Works The U.S. power grid has completely revolutionized life, but it requires constant care, vigilance, and innovation.
Top 10 World's Largest Excavators

Americans are tipped out. Here’s when to tip. - The Washington Post Many Americans have tipping fatigue, with 1 in 3 adults calling the practice "out of control" in a recent survey. But there are good reasons to leave a gratuity.

TIL 40% of HPV related cancers occur in men. : todayilearned
Studies show that men who are less dissatisfied with the size of their penises are more likely to own guns than other men. : science

Drug that 'melts away' tumours hailed as 'gamechanger' for some bowel cancer patients | Bowel cancer : worldnews

What was the scariest "We need to leave ... now" gut feeling that you've ever experienced? [Serious] : AskReddit

All 5 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in Dallas-Fort Worth close : movies

Costco plans to stop selling books year-round: the decision, which will be implemented in January 2025, could significantly impact publishers. : books

Photoshop's new terms of service require users to grant Adobe access to their active projects for "content moderation" and other purposes : technology

A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel's back : technology


UN chief says world is on 'highway to climate hell' as planet endures 12 straight months of unprecedented heat : worldnews
May breaks global temperature record for 12th month in a row : worldnews

UN agency predicts that 1.5-degree Celsius target limit likely to be surpassed by 2028 : worldnews

Assumptions that tropical forest canopies protect from the effects of climate change are unfounded, say researchers : science ... This showed that between 2005 and 2019, most of the world's undisturbed tropical forests experienced climate conditions at least partially outside the range of historic conditions. Many areas had transitioned to almost entirely new temperature averages.

U.S. Electric Bills Could Increase 8% This Summer Amid Rising Temperatures : technology

Study: The EU Emissions Trading System, the world's first and largest carbon market, successfully reduced firms' carbon dioxide emissions by 14-16% with no detectable contractions in economic activity. : science

World's largest solar farm now operational : technology

Scientists find security risk in RISC-V open-source chip architecture that China hopes can help sidestep US sanctions : technology ... The potential security flaw that was discovered, confirmed and reported to the public and open source community by a Chinese research team. In case anyone misread the headline as China hoping to exploit the vulnerability
ELI5: How does singing work in other languages such as Chinese where tone can change the meaning of a word? : explainlikeimfive

Charlie Chaplin's first monologue, against fascism in "The Great Dictator," is sadly as relevant now as it was in 1940. : movies

This week 80 years ago 100,000 Allied soldiers stormed Normandy to free Europe from Facist tyranny. : pics

Putin warns that Russia could provide long-range weapons to others to strike Western targets : worldnews

Moscow police crack down on dissent on Alexey Navalny’s birthday : worldnews

TIL: In 2021, the man with the largest family in India died. He had 39 wives, 94 kids, and 33 grandchildren. He was the head of a religious sect and lived in a pink complex with 100 rooms. He once married 10 wives in a year and would have 7-8 by his side at all times. : todayilearned

Gunman captured after shootout outside US Embassy in Lebanon : news

Biden urges Qatar to pressure Hamas in accepting cease-fire proposal : politics
Hamas cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a "clear" commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a senior official from the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday : worldnews
Hamas cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a "vclear" commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a senior official from the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday : worldnews

IDF chief: Israel nearing decision on whether to launch war against Hezbollah : worldnews
IDF strikes Hezbollah targets in five locations in southern Lebanon : worldnews

Breaching status quo, Ben Gvir says it's his policy to let Jews pray on Temple Mount : worldnews

Jerusalem braces for Israeli nationalist flag march through Muslim Quarter : worldnews
Thousands of Israelis march through Jerusalem, some attacking Palestinians : news

Exclusive: Former Meta engineer sues company saying he was fired over handling of Gaza content : technology

Ukraine Regains Ground in Kharkiv as Dozens of Russian Troops 'Surrender' : worldnews

Moscow ready to strike French military trainers in Ukraine : worldnews
French military instructors in Ukraine would be a 'legitimate target' and may already be active, says Russia : worldnews

Ukraine identifies over 2,000 victims of torture in Russian captivity : worldnews

US Embassy in Ukraine: Men with dual citizenship will no longer be able to leave the country : worldnews

Officials accused of trying to sabotage Interpol's Red Notice system to tip off international fugitives : worldnews

After Belgium, Austria supports the suspension of Hungarian voting rights - Daily News Hungary : worldnews

Spain's Ramallah embassy plan stalls as diplomats unwilling to relocate : worldnews

Quarter in UK believe Covid was a hoax, poll on conspiracy theories finds | Social trends | The Guardian : worldnews

Two London hospital trusts have been forced to cancel all non-emergency operations and blood tests following a major cyberattack : technology
Queen Elizabeth lookalike and actress Jeanette Charles dies aged 96 - LBC

New poll finds Europeans think America will leave them out to dry : politics

DARPA and Slingshot build system to detect wolf in sheep's clothing adversary satellites : technology

Seriously if Fauci had been this diabolical, he would have done a better job of elimination of the GOP : PoliticalHumor
Comer says he likes the idea of Fauci being arrested over COVID protocols : politics

No. 2 Senate Democrat: I would not have invited Netanyahu to address Congress : politics ... Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2-ranking Senate Democratic leader, on Tuesday said he would not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress.
Israel organised disinfo campaign for US support on Gaza war : technology

White House insists solution for frozen Russian assets must be done with other countries : worldnews

ACLU will sue Biden administration over border executive order : politics

Alarming Report Warns Of Greatest Threat To American Democracy You've Never Heard Of : politics ... A growing Christian supremacist movement that labels its perceived enemies as "demonic" and enjoys close ties to major Republican figures according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Supreme Court remains the linchpin of Trumpworld’s push for power : politics

Politically Motivated Domestic Terrorists Disrupting the Democratic Process : pics
Project 2025's Guide to Subverting Democracy : politics

"I didn't say 'lock her up'" claims former President and convicted felon Whiney McTinyhands. But the internet, like Pepperidge Farms, remembers. Even as President, he angrily refused to understand that. Case in point, this: : PoliticalHumor

Trump says it's "very possible" that Biden and other political rivals will have to be jailed - Trump said that his own conviction was a "terrible precedent," claiming falsely that Biden was behind it all : politics

Judge Reshuffles Hearings in Trump Documents Case : politics

Mike Johnson's Insane New Defense of Trump Shows Deep MAGA Desperation : politics

GOP plans aggressive 'weaponization' investigations in wake of Trump conviction : politics

Trump threatens to jail Hillary Clinton as revenge for hush money verdict - In an interview with the conservative outlet Newsmax, Trump seemed to float the possibility of imprisoning his political opponents if he becomes president again. : politics
Opinion | It’s Crazy to Think Trump Wants to Be a Felon - The New York Times By Jamelle Bouie - The myth of Donald Trump is that he is immune to scandal - that there's nothing he could say or do that would undermine his political prospects. In this rendering of the Trump dynamic, his shamelessness helps him glide past controversy, and the unshakable devotion of his base keeps him afloat through the worst of storms.
The Truth of Trump Is Very Far From the Myth : politics

New poll finds nearly half of Americans think Trump should end campaign after conviction : politics

RFK Jr. swings edge to Biden in key battleground states: Poll : politics

NYPD preparing to revoke Donald Trump's license to carry a gun after felony conviction in New York : politics

Andy Kim wins Democratic primary in race for Bob Menendez's Senate seat : politics

Prosecutor asks Texas court to reverse governor's pardon of man who fatally shot demonstrator : news

Colorado officials reach $8.5 million settlement with woman who was left handcuffed in a police car that was hit by a train : news

Florida becomes first state in the U.S. to allow C-sections outside of hospitals : politics

Conservative attacks on birth control could threaten access : politics

Rapco, Inc. in Hartland, Wisconsin, which had a $300k PPP Loan forgiven : pics

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that voting is not a fundamental right. What's next for voters? : politics

"How dare you?": Trump surrogate ripped for claiming life was better for Black people under Jim Crow : politics

Congressional Black Caucus condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's rant about George Floyd : politics

How a dose of MDMA transformed a white supremacist : science

Boeing Starliner: First crewed launch is headed for International Space Station : worldnews
Boeing hit with $72 mln verdict in EV aircraft trade secrets case : technology

Broadband providers file lawsuits against FCC to crush net neutrality rules | The FCC voted in April to reinstate net neutrality in the US : technology

The early history of modern drag, from police raids to pop culture Today's drag queens trace their roots back to clandestine balls hosted by Black performers in the late 19th century.

The Woman Who Helped Build the Christian Right | TIME - Beverly LaHaye, President of Concerned Women for America

Marvin Heemeyer's "Killdozer" from his 2004 rampage through Granby Colorado. 20 years ago today. : pics

Why Counterfeit Ozempic Is a Global-Growth Industry | Vanity Fair The semaglutide weight-loss miracle has a dark side: As desperate patients contend with shortages and sky-high prices, a world of criminals and con artists are filling the void with life-threatening fakes. Katherine Eban investigates our alarmingly active pharmaceutical underground.

Online news consumers tend to click on simpler headlines that use more common words and more readable writing, a new study finds. Average readers paid more attention to simpler headlines and processed them more deeply – unlike journalists, who paid just as much attention to complex headlines. : science
A new study finds that certain personality traits might make you exaggerate - or underestimate - how much political news you consume : science - notably, openness is positively associated with self-reported online news consumption, but this relationship does not hold in the webtracking data. Instead, when using behavioral measures, neuroticism is a better predictor of political news consumption - an association not observed in the self-reported data.

Parents are less likely to drink alcohol than non-parents, but are just as likely to smoke, new study finds. No differences in mental and physical health are found, and also no differences by sexual orientation. : science

A recent randomized controlled trial finds circumcised men are less likely to get HIV infection : science

Extensive gaming shows no harm to adult psychological well-being: New study suggests that there is no significant overall impact, either positive or negative, of video game playtime on the mental well-being of adult gamers. : science
Man sentenced to 40 years to life for killing mother after argument over video game volume : news

Diamond industry in trouble as lab-grown gemstones tank prices further : technology

ELI5: Why does switching doors in the Monty Hall Problem increase odds: 2 doors, 50-50 : explainlikeimfive

TIL Latin and Irish have no words for "yes" or "no" : todayilearned

New research suggests that trypophobia, often described as the fear of clusters of small holes, may not just be a viral internet sensation but rather a genuine psychological condition | Findings suggest around 1 in 10 people being affected. : science

Patients with a common heart rhythm disorder are at risk of vascular dementia. There was a 17% increased risk of developing dementia due to any cause, and a 68% higher chance of vascular dementia in patients with AF. More patients with AF also died during their follow-up (44% higher risk). : science ... Atrial fibrillation (AF) - an irregular heartbeat - is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.4 million people in the UK.

High-salt diets might raise eczema risk: researchers found that as daily salt intake rose, so did the odds for the skin disorder eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis : science

The Catholic Church played a key role in the eradication of Muslim and Jewish communities in Western Europe over the period 1064–1526. The Church dehumanized non-Christians and pressured European rulers to deport, forcibly convert or massacre them. : science

A strange intermittent radio signal from space has astronomers puzzled. The signal looks like those from pulsars, but arrives every 54 minutes - far longer than pulsar time scales : science

What is the craziest crime that happened near your place? : AskReddit

How to Find Hidden Cameras in an Airbnb, According to a Security Expert We bugged a house with hidden cameras so a security consultant could demonstrate the telltale signs you’re being watched at a rental property.

A recent study reported that children with pronounced autistic traits tend to show lower levels of creativity overall. However, children with high attention to detail, a specific autistic trait, demonstrated better creativity. : science

ELI5: why does gold have so much value now that it's not propping any currencies? : explainlikeimfive

ELi5: Why do you need to wait 10 seconds to power cycle certain electronics? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that in 1965, a fire broke out in a Titan II ICBM silo, killing 53 workers. In 1980, this same missile exploded while in its new silo, blowing the 740 ton silo door off and ejecting the missle and its 9 megaton nuclear warhead : todayilearned
TIL in 1958 a military plane accidentally dropped an Atom Bomb on a farm near Florence, South Carolina. The nuclear reaction didn't occur, but there was still enough explosive to create a 25 foot crater! : todayilearned

Murder in the Red Barn: The Crime Solved by a Dream t seemed like a work of fiction, but the Red Barn murder was very real.

ELI5 how do bird's eggs retain enough heat to survive when their parents are not actively sitting on them? : explainlikeimfive

Study with mice finds that an ion transporter protein that regulates the pH of specific brain cells can repair blood-brain barrier and restore normal brain function after ischemic stroke, revealing novel and specific therapeutic targets for which no targeted treatments exist currently. : science

First human head transplant could be achieved by 2030, veteran NHS neurosurgeon claims | The Independent : technology

Women perform better in cognitive tests when menstruating, study finds | Surprising results in tests could change assumptions about female athletes' abilities during their period, says author : science

Marilyn Monroe embracing some children at a parade : pics

Professional rock climber sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault at Yosemite National Park : news

What is something most people don't know can kill someone in a few seconds? : AskReddit

Researchers develop a model that uses mathematical psychology to help computers interpret and understand human emotions. This model adapts the computers behaviour to guide irritated or anxious users in different ways; offering a glimpse into a future where computers are empathetic partners. : science

Palaeontologists has unearthed the fossil remains of a pterodactyloid pterosaur with an estimated wingspan of at least 3 m (10 ft), representing one of the largest known examples of a Jurassic pterosaur, and one of the first pterodactyloids to be reported from the Jurassic of the United Kingdom. : science

What is a movie you used to think was amazing and now is just cringe? : AskReddit

How did you meet your significant other? : AskReddit

What is the worst decision you have ever made and why? : AskReddit

China Mieville Writes a Secret Novel With the Internet’s Boyfriend: After nearly a decade of silence, the beloved sci-fi author opens up about loss, love, and a collaboration with Keanu Reeves. : books

Super Glue Strength Test — How to Use Super Glue

Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound Bob Moog may have blazed the trail in 1964 with his modular synthesizer, but Dave Smith made the machine an instrument.

What's the craziest superstition in your culture? : AskReddit

What's your biggest goal in life? : AskReddit
What's something you think everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime? : AskReddit
What is the biggest thing that worries you right now? : AskReddit

Illenium Says He'll Replace AI Poster Art After Image Is Roasted Online | My mgmt ended up using the ai art because they're stupid and have no taste : Music

How to disable Windows Recall : technology
Analysts join the call for Microsoft to recall Recall : technology
A bunch of Windows Recall clones have already spawned : technology

This Hacker Tool Extracts All the Data Collected by Windows' New Recall AI : Surface
Employees Say OpenAI and Google DeepMind Are Hiding Dangers from the Public : technology

AT&T customers facing nationwide issue impacting their ability to call non-AT&T users : news


Nasa told 'act now' to tackle pathogens in space: A new report from the US Bipartisan Commission on Biosecurity has urged governments worldwide to "act now to address the biological threats emerging at the intersection of space exploration and infectious disease." : science

Putin reportedly wears bulletproof vest at public events amid unprecedented security : worldnews

Hypersonic paranoia. As treason cases at the highest level of Russian science pile up, is Kremlin-sanctioned spy mania out of control? — Novaya Gazeta Europe : worldnews

Election (results) of the Day: India - Lawyers, Guns & Money The outcome was a surprising setback for Mr. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, which exit polls had suggested would again win an outright majority on its own. The B.J.P. was still set to win a plurality of parliamentary seats.

Whistleblower accuses US of ignoring evidence Standard Chartered Bank served suspicious Iranian clients : worldnews

Activist Arrested After Comment on Khamenei's Post, Whereabouts Unknown : worldnews

Iranian Security Detains Writer Blogger for a Dot : worldnews

US tries to sell Gaza cease-fire plan to Hamas and Israel
US: Roadblock to Gaza ceasefire is Hamas, not Israel : worldnews

Biden says 'every reason' to believe Netanyahu is prolonging war for political gain : worldnews ... Biden was asked whether Netanyahu was prolonging the war, and he said: "I'm not going to comment on that. There is every reason for people to draw that conclusion," Biden said, adding that before the war, Netanyahu was facing blowback for wanting an overhaul of the nation's judicial system. "Every reason" for people to draw that conclusion just means that it's understandable for people to think that.

Why a high number of Israeli soldiers in Gaza have died by friendly fire or accidents : NPR

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 833, Part 1 (Thread #979) : worldnews

Russia loses 1,290 soldiers and 65 artillery systems over past day : worldnews

Ukraine sent special forces to Syria to attack Russians there, revealing a new front to the war: report : worldnews ... Geez, how many foreign militaries are operating in Syria at the moment? ... All of them

Swarms of Ukrainian Kamikaze Drones Stop Russian Offensive in Kharkiv Region : worldnews

CNN: Russians are increasingly raping Ukrainian men on occupied territories : worldnews

[NY Times] 46 Children Were Taken From Ukraine. Many Are Up for Adoption in Russia. (Gift Article) : worldnews

TIL: Irish is an "endangered language" with less than 80,000 native speakers left : todayilearned

'It doesn't make any sense': new twist in mystery of Mount Everest and the British explorers' missing bodies | Mount Everest | The Guardian

Poverty in Argentina climbed to 55.5% in first quarter, according to UCA : worldnews

Canadian government won't commit to releasing names of MPs who allegedly conspired with foreign actors - Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Liberals will conduct an internal followup on meddling claims : worldnews

Deepfake of U.S. Official Appears After Shift on Ukraine Attacks in Russia | A manufactured video fabricated comments by the State Department spokesman, Matthew Miller. : technology
Deepfake of U.S. official appears after shift on Ukraine attacks in Russia | The Seattle Times

House votes on sanctions for top war crimes court after it sought Netanyahu arrest warrant : worldnews

Displaying Photos of Kids Starved by Israel, Sanders Explains Boycott of Netanyahu Speech : politics

Columbia Law Review Board Nukes Website Over Palestine Article

Joe Biden suddenly leads Donald Trump in multiple battleground states : politics

US Senate to vote on bill to recognize legal right to contraception : politics

Biden on foreign election meddling: 'All the bad guys are rooting for Trump' : politics

Biden signs executive order shutting down southern border : politics

The Fauci hearing mattered, but not for the reason the GOP hoped : politics

Discussion Thread: Attorney General Garland Testifies Before the House Judiciary Committee and FBI Director Wray Testifies Before the Senate Appropriations Committee : politics

One in Five Republicans Happy Donald Trump Has Been Found Guilty : politics

Trump Threatens To Sue ProPublica For Reporting On Payouts To Witnesses In His Various Cases : politics

(1) Roy Edroso on X: This is amazingly cruel and stupid, even for him. / X
(1) Ron Filipkowski on X: Convicted Felon Trump says his good friend Putin will release WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich as soon as Trump wins the election, but he won’t do it if Biden wins./ X

Michael Cohen's wife and children doxxed after Trump trial verdict with phone numbers and addresses leaked online : politics
Michael Cohen warns Trump will become "more unhinged" before sentencing : politics

Eric Swalwell Swiftly Exposes GOP Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Treatment : politics
Democrat goes viral for unrelenting blast against republican "cult" : politics
"You might be in a cult!" - YouTube

Buck on leaving Congress: More to life than 'arguing about nothing and telling lies' : politics

After 1,000 complaints in one week, court no longer accepting 'orchestrated' complaints about judge in Trump's Florida case : politics
Judge Cannon expands hearing on Trump’s request to declare special counsel’s appointment invalid : politics

The "why are Democrats creating a precedent that will allow Republicans to do what they've already done and will continue to try irrespective of what Democrats do" fallacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michelle Goldberg points out the most obvious problem with the assertion that prosecuting lifelong criminal Donald Trump for some of his crimes will create a BAD PRECEDENT that will boomerang on Democrats:

Former Trump lawyer says it's 'ridiculous' to say Biden was involved in hush money prosecution : politics

Juror says someone left her bag with $120,000 cash and promise of more if she'll acquit : news (not Trump related)

Donald Trump Suffers Huge Vote Against Him In New Mexico Primary : politics

Did Bill Clinton commit perjury or engage in sexual harassment in re Paula Jones? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Zelig of Fuckery - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Erik Prince. He introduced Prince to the audience as "the Zelig of Fuckery." This is great and I will never forget it ... Speaking of this, his private What' sApp group for his group of far-right lunatics got leaked to the public. It's ... special.

New ad hits North Carolina Republican Mark Robinson for anti-abortion comments that women didn't keep their 'skirt down' : politics

Residents unite to thwart Ron DeSantis's attempt to stop rainbow bridge lighting. "If this is about freedom, let's go exercise our freedom," one organizer said. : politics

Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado set to plead guilty to wire fraud - The Washington Post Ruby Corado is accused of diverting $150,000 in federal pandemic relief from her LGBTQ nonprofit to her own accounts in El Salvador and fleeing D.C. in 2022.

Cultural Changes at Interior - Lawyers, Guns & Money Traditionally, the Department of Interior, which manages the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the public lands in the West where tribes have historical treaty claims, has not been great for Native Americans. That’s especially true under Republicans, but even for recent Democrats there was a lot more emphasis on traditional environmental protection than centering tribal needs

Kennedy's assassination and funeral: How America mourned JFK - The Washington Post

Remote tribe hooked on porn after finally getting internet : worldnews

Tipping Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money I think most of us can agree that tipping culture is out of control. First, workers should simply be paid wages. Tips are bullshit, forcing subservience.

Trader Joe's top 10 items of all time: from fish, spreads to snacks - Your opinions might differ, and we'd love to hear them. (Tell us in the comments.) ... 1) non-pasteurized orange juice. closest thing to squeezing an orange

In small towns, bookstores are thriving : books - (

What stereotypes you have confirmed are absolutely false? : AskReddit

Nearly One-Third of U.S. Adults Know Someone Who's Died of Drug Overdose. Over one million Americans have died from drug overdoses since the late 1990s, including more than 100,000 per year in the last few years : science

Save Your Skin: How You Shower Matters More Than When, Dermatologists Say

'Enormous potential': weight-loss drugs cut cancer risk by a fifth, research shows : worldnews

Tulsa's Black Wall Street could soon become a national monument - The Washington Post More than a century after it was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the historic Greenwood neighborhood would become a national monument.

An Indestructible New Alloy Is Defying the Limits of Metal The material might just revolutionize modern manufacturing.

The Cuckoo Is Remarkably Evolving to Outsmart Its Host Species

A new study found that individuals with more children and better relationship quality tended to perceive life as more meaningful. The strength of the association between life meaning and relationship quality was stronger in men than in women. : science ... Frontiersin is included in Jeffrey Beall list of potential, possible, or probable predatory publishers


Misheard lyrics you refuse to sing correctly? : Music
Top of the Charts: The Songs the Sound Engineers Use to Tune Your Stereo

Liberals and Conservatives Watch Wildly Different TV Shows – but These 5 Bring Everyone Together

Dockcase Studio: Smart USB-C Hub 8-in-1 by Dockcase — Kickstarter
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A heat dome will send temperatures into the triple-digits across the West as fires burn. : news

Singapore Science Centre cancels talk discussing differences between sex and gender following public outcry : worldnews

S.Korea's Yoon says potentially massive oil, gas reserve could be buried off Pohang | Yonhap News Agency : worldnews

Taiwan's military to stage live-fire drills aimed at PLA (China Military) attack from the sea : worldnews

China maintains stance on disputed Gulf islands despite Iran's anger : worldnews
Chinese general accuses US of creating 'Asian NATO' : worldnews
China denies pressuring other countries over Ukraine peace summit : worldnews
China's Tiananmen Square Massacre - Album on Imgur
China accused of suppressing Tiananmen commemorations - The communist nation is seeking to erase the memory of mass killings 35 years ago on June 4, alleges HRW : worldnews
Today marks the 35th year after the Tiananmensquare massacre : pics

Russia warns US against fatal miscalculation in Ukraine : worldnews

(1) NEXTA on X: Financial Times: China demands that Russia sell gas to it at "domestic" prices Russia's attempts to strike a major gas pipeline deal with China have stalled. China has asked for a price close to heavily subsidized Russian domestic prices and is committed to buying only a small fraction of the pipeline's planned annual capacity / X

US-Made M270 and HIMARS Hammer Targets Inside Russia, First Cross-Border Strikes Since Biden Green Light : worldnews
Ukrainian HIMARS Attack Strikes Russian Plant: Reports : worldnews
Wives and mothers of mobilised Russian soldiers protest outside Defence Ministry : worldnews

Moscow warns of escalation after Ukraine told it can hit Russia : worldnews

Modi Poised to Lose India Majority, Need Allies to Keep Power : worldnews
India hands PM Modi a surprising setback, with his majority set to shrink in the world’s largest election and the opposition performing better than expected : worldnews
At least 33 Indian polling staff died on the last day of voting from heatstroke in just one state, a top election official said Sunday, after scorching temperatures gripped swathes of the country : worldnews
[Reuters] Indian heatwave kills dozens over summer, media says nearly 25,000 fall ill : worldnews

Pakistan's Imran Khan acquitted of leaking state secrets - DW - 06/03/2024 - The former prime minister is no longer considered guilty of treason, but will remain in prison over a conviction relating to his marriage. His supporters claim the cases against him are politically motivated.
Pakistan's Imran Khan acquitted of leaking state secrets : worldnews
Pakistan Army Promotes First Christian Woman to Brigadier General : worldnews
TIL Pakistan has the highest rate of diabetes in the world, with almost one-third of the adult population affected : todayilearned

Russia Said to Seek Takeover of France's Uranium Assets in Niger : worldnews

Turkish Exports to Israel Plunge 99% After Trade Halted Over War : worldnews

Saudi Arabia removes Palestine from school textbook maps: Report : worldnews

'Iran Aims To Sacrifice Our Blood': Palestine President Abbas Slams Ayatollah Khamenei For Praising Oct 7 Attacks : worldnews

Yemen's Houthis training to invade Israel, but need a way to get there - report : worldnews

Iran Executes 67 in May, Targeting Ethnic Minorities and Juveniles : worldnews

IDF announce deaths of four hostages in Hamas captivity : worldnews
Hamas and PIJ release hostage videos to pressure Israeli government to end Gaza War : worldnews
Israel says more than a third of Gaza hostages are dead : worldnews
Israel says about 80 hostages left alive in Gaza : worldnews

Rafah border crossing can't reopen unless Israeli forces quit Gaza side, Egypt says : worldnews

Palestine requests to join genocide case filed by South Africa against Israel at ICJ : worldnews

Two far-right Israeli ministers threaten to topple the government if it accepts Biden peace plan : worldnews

Hezbollah burns 2,500 acres of land in northern Israel: 'It will take years to recover' : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 831, Part 1 (Thread #977) : worldnews

(1) Roman Sheremeta on X: The russian attack on Kharkiv was a huge strategic failure. Most likely, russians were trying to scatter Ukrainian defenses, but it backfired big time. First, the russian gains were marginal and Ukrainian forces will be able to retake the lost positions. 1/n / X
(1) Roman Sheremeta on X: 3/ Third, Ukraine has now receive a permission to strike russian territory with western weapons. And this will have lasting consequences on the entire war. Putin remains the greatest strategist of our time. / X

The Russian S-400 air defense system was hit by the Ukrainian troops in the Belgorod Oblast : worldnews

Netherlands allows Ukraine to strike Russian territory with its F-16s : worldnews

Russia knows Putin's Crimea bridge is doomed, Ukrainian official says : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: Ukraine's power grid is in critical condition, with 70% lost due to Russian strikes $12.5B in damages caused daily blackouts and energy price hike for Ukrainians. Energy Support Fund only received $434M in aid, falling far short of what's needed / X

Russia ramps up disinformation campaigns ahead of European elections | Semafor Insights from ProPublica, the Financial Times, and the Wilson Center
Russia ramps up disinformation campaigns ahead of European elections : worldnews

TikTok fails disinformation test before EU vote, study shows : worldnews

Poland announces plans for euro 700m "cybershield" amid cyberwar with Russia : worldnews

Finnish police use classical music to prevent young people from partying on beach : worldnews

Poland has arrested 18 people on allegations of planning hostile acts on behalf of Russia, Belarus : worldnews

Man throws Molotov cocktail at Israeli embassy in Romania : worldnews

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Belgium, current holder of the rotating Council of the EU presidency, urging EU governments to consider moving ahead with the procedure to deprive Hungary of voting rights - Politico - Belgian Foreign Minister advocated advancing the EU’s Article 7 censure procedure ... Belgian Foreign Minister advocated advancing the EU’s Article 7 censure procedure / X
Belgium presses EU members to activate article 7 against Hungary : worldnews
Cross the World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge: soon open for everyone - Hungary : worldnews

Missing Cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova's links to Bulgaria underworld : worldnews

Italy likely to send second air defence system to Ukraine, source says : worldnews

In the first five months of 2024, 87% of the electricity consumed in Portugal was green : worldnews

France: Russia link suspected in Eiffel Tower coffin mystery : worldnews
Russian interference suspected after coffins draped with tricolour placed at Eiffel Tower : worldnews

President Milei's devotion to Judaism, Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond | AP News : worldnews ... As an Argentinian that has a very catholic social circle, I've never heard anyone complain about Milei following Judaism

Devastating Brazil floods made twice as likely by burning of fossil fuels and trees | Brazil : worldnews
A Brazilian city restores its mangroves to protect against climate change : worldnews

Claudia Sheinbaum elected Mexico's first female President : worldnews

Trudeau government's slow response to foreign interference 'a serious failure,' committee finds : worldnews
Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness : worldnews
Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness | Canada | The Guardian Michael Coulthart's claims emerge after New Brunswick closes its inquiry into disease affecting more than 200 people
Some Canadian MPs provided confidential information to Indian officials : Foreign interference report - A cross-party committee of parliamentarians also found India has supplanted Russia as the second-largest perpetrator of foreign interference in Canada, trailing only China. : worldnews

Joe Biden retakes the lead over Trump in national polling average : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene screams that Fauci should be jailed for his 'repulsive evil science' in wild Covid hearing : politics
Anthony Fauci Gets Death Threats After Marjorie Taylor Greene's Remarks : politics
Republican Chairman Reprimands MTG Over Bonkers Fight With Dr. Fauci : politics
(1) Acyn on X: Malliotakis: How much have you received in royalties from pharmaceutical companies since the pandemic began? Fauci: Zero. / X
(1) SnarkyLibruhl 2.0 on X: "@Acyn Malliotakis has taken more money from pharma than Fauci. Of course. / X
Republicans Want To Blast Anthony Fauci. Again. - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Treacherous ancestry - by Philipp Markolin, PhD ... Scientists worldwide vehemently disagree. The emerging scientific consensus among domain experts is that SARS-CoV-2 is a natural virus that entered humanity via zoonotic spillover (more importantly, there is a consensus stemming from the body of evidence that is entirely unequivocal).
Philipp Markolin, PhD: Important facts SARS-CoV-2 is a natural virus that has nothing to do with gain-of-function research. While a complex topic, there is zero scientific doubt behind this today --> Full story: Here are 5 key highlights why we know this: 1/ — Bluesky
The Lab-Leak Hypothesis Made It Harder for Scientists to Seek the Truth | Scientific American - Virus origin stories have always been prone to conspiracy theories. COVID disinformation has threatened research—and lives

Racial resentment fueled Jan. 6 rebellion and opposition to House probe, scholars find : politics

The Corporate Power Brokers Behind AIPAC's War on the Squad : politics

The Most Ridiculous, Right-Wing Supreme Court That Dark Money Could Buy - The high court's conservative supermajority is in your body, helping elect Trump, and in-your-face corrupt. No one is going to stop them : politics
Supreme Court Fake Math - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How to Think About Judicial Behavior - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Judge blocks key defense evidence and witness on eve of Hunter Biden gun trial | CNN Politics : news

More Than 18.8 Million Watched Donald Trump Hush Money Trial Verdict; Fox News Topped Coverage, MSNBC Led In Primetime : television

Trump's Worst Crimes Remain Unpunished : politics
How Trump's deny-everything strategy could hurt him at sentencing : politics

Multiple Trump Witnesses Have Received Significant Financial Benefits From His Businesses, Campaign : politics ... Trump's attorney, David Warrington, sent ProPublica a cease-and-desist letter demanding this article not be published.
Bombshell Report Reveals Team Trump Is Rewarding Key Trial Witnesses : politics
Report: Donald Trump has spent millions in possible witness tampering : politics
Testimony for money opportunity is knockin' - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Says Supreme Court Should Bail Him Out of Criminal Conviction : politics
Judge Cannon Falls for Trump's Most Nefarious Lie Yet : politics
Aileen Cannon playing "dangerous game" In Donald Trump trial: attorney : politics

One in Three Republicans Now Think Donald Trump Was Wrong Candidate Choice : politics

Letter | 'Convicted felon' will now precede Trump's name : politics
Donald Trump Is a Convicted Felon. Democrats Must Shout It From the Rooftops. : politics

It Seems Fox News Edited Trump Interview to Help Him Sound Normal : politics

Maxine Waters calls for Trump supporters to be investigated: 'Domestic terrorists' : politics

Ohio's Republican governor signs measure ensuring Biden appears on the fall ballot : politics

Georgia court tentatively sets Donald Trump's appeal hearing on Fani Willis for October : politics

Laura Ingraham says Democrats could use reaction to Trump conviction to "maybe even declare martial law" | Media Matters for America

MAGA Representative's Kid Trolls His Entire Speech Whining About Trump : politics

Lauren Boebert absent from debate as rivals take shots : politics

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues prominent psychiatrist for making her 'sex slave' : news ... In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the plaintiff, using a pseudonym Jane Doe 11, said Henry Jarecki raped her repeatedly starting in 2011, after Epstein referred her for mental health treatment following his own sexual abuses.

Texas professors sue to fail students who seek abortions: Men are using abortion bans to control and abuse women in their lives for "consensual sexual intercourse" : politics - Texas has swiftly turned into a case study in how abortion bans aren't really about "life" at all, but about giving abusive misogynists a whole new set of tools to use in controlling women.

Kevin McCarthy Wants Matt Gaetz 'Convicted' Over 'Underage Women' : politics

Tesla CEO accused of insider trading, selling $7.5 billion of stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low : technology

Sandy Hook families ask bankruptcy judge to liquidate Alex Jones' media company : news

Study finds people of color disproportionately dropped from Medicaid. Research team find process issues were twice as likely to impact Black, Hispanic people—highlighting health inequities, system improvement needs : science

Further thoughts on housing affordability and the psychology of inflation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Lady Gaga Reveals She Had COVID for 5 Shows at Chromatica Ball Premiere : Music

Effects of moderate alcohol consumption and hypobaric hypoxia: implications for passengers' sleep, oxygen saturation and heart rate on long-haul flights : science

What is the worst pain you have ever felt? : AskReddit

TIL that persistent, long term cannabis use can lead to CHS, one of the symptoms of which is "scromiting." : todayilearned

Consumption of Olive Oil and Diet Quality and Risk of Dementia-Related Death : science

AI saving humans from the emotional toll of monitoring hate speech: New machine-learning method that detects hate speech on social media platforms with 88% accuracy, saving employees from hundreds of hours of emotionally damaging work, trained on 8,266 Reddit discussions from 850 communities. : science

Abandoned baby Elsa is third newborn deserted by same parents : news

What's the most unexpected thing you've ever learned about yourself? : AskReddit

XGO-Rider, World's First Desktop Wheel-Legged Robot with AI by XGO-Mini - Kickstarter

Windows feature that screenshots everything labeled a security "disaster" : technology

What’s the male equivalent to "Chick lit"? : books

In a study with mice, researchers find brain-mapping tool BARseq is capable of mapping millions of neurons throughout the brain. Understanding connections between different brain areas could pave the way to better treatment strategies for conditions like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and depression. : science

TIL Your brain alone burns 400-500 calories each day : todayilearned

TIL that people who develop hearing problems during mid-life (aged 40–65) have an increased risk of developing dementia : todayilearned

Who is someone that is generally considered a great person but actually a monster? : AskReddit

Boston Attorney Gary Zerola set to go on trial for the Fourth time on Monday June 3, 2024. Not a single news agency is reporting on it so far. : boston


'Devil comet' is about to make its closest approach of Earth : worldnews

No need for countries to issue new oil, gas or coal licences, study finds : worldnews ... The US reached peak carbon back in 2007. This year (2024) is projected to have 96% of all new energy installations be clean. The IEA is setting an aspirational prediction that the world could hit peak oil demand as early as 2029.

UNICEF launches GeoSight to revolutionize humanitarian aid response in Somalia : worldnews

Poachers have killed 1/3 of all remaining critically endangered Javan rhinos, Indonesian police say : worldnews

Ukraine's Zelenskyy arrives in Singapore to speak at Shangri-La Dialogue on Sunday : worldnews
Zelensky's sweatshirt is more than just casual wear – it's a political statement

Jail time for those caught distributing deepfake porn under new Australian laws : worldnews

South Korea vows 'unbearable' retaliation against North Korea over its launch of trash balloons : worldnews

North Korea says it will stop sending trash-filled balloons after South Korea's outcry

Chinese spacecraft lands on far side of moon - CBS News

Russia loses record number of soldiers in May : worldnews - 38,940. Saved you a click ... That is more soldiers in 1 month than we lost in the entire Korean War ... The Russian death toll is still insane. France's recent estimates put it at 150,000 which is more than all American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand deaths combined in all wars/conflicts since WWII ended.

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: "In the Lukoil refinery of Ukhta, Komi Republic, Russia, an explosion occurred. Local media reports that two people died. The refinery is in the far north, around 1,700km from the Ukrainian border. No air alert was reported, nor any UAVs seen, increasing the likelihood of / X an accident or sabotage.

Russia's Radioactive Submarines Remain a Toxic Arctic Threat. Between just two of the scuttled nuclear submarines, they contain 1 million curies of radiation, or about a quarter of that released in the first month of the Fukushima disaster. : worldnews

Modi eyes 'super majority' amid fears he will change India's constitution : worldnews

Year's fourth polio case reported in Pakistan : worldnews

America is next: South African minister says countries aiding Israel liable for ICC prosecution : worldnews

(1) President Biden on X: Israel has now offered a roadmap to an enduring ceasefire – and the release of all the hostages. Yesterday, this proposal was transmitted by Qatar to Hamas. Today, I want to lay out its terms for the world. / X

Israel assessing alternatives to Hamas rule in Gaza, defence minister says : worldnews

(1) ToI ALERTS on X: Live update: Leaders of UAE, Qatar discuss Biden-announced proposal for hostage-ceasefire deal / X
Biden's Gaza plan 'not a good deal' but Israel accepts it, Netanyahu aide says : worldnews
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Israel accepts a tentative ceasefire deal laid out by Biden that calls for the release of all the hostages held by Hamas, an aide to Netanyahu confirmed. According to Netanyahu's chief foreign policy advisor, there are still details to work out. / X
Israel shelved its original plan for Rafah due to American pressure : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #52) : worldnews

Maldives will ban Israelis from entering the country over the war in Gaza : worldnews

Zelenskyy urges top defense officials to attend upcoming summit on ending Russia's war on Ukraine : worldnews
Stoltenberg -- 40 billion annually needed for Ukraine : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 830, Part 1 (Thread #976) : worldnews

(1) Jay in Kyiv on X: "The fact that Russians are now sending infantry into battle in these sweet DIY meat buckets is probably the best illustration as to the catastrophic level of Russian armor depletion. It's just ... / X

(1) Special Kherson Cat on X: Disadvantages of transporting infantry on top of armored vehicles rather than inside / X
(1) Samuel Bendett on X: "Another video of Russia's "Dolphin" logistics and evac remote-controlled UGV that was initially unveiled in December 2023. / X
(1) OSINTtechnical on X: More air-to-air drone combat high over southern Ukraine, seen here, a Ukrainian FPV munition successfully chases down and intercepts a Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone. / X

Russia launches large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, damaging energy infrastructure : worldnews

Europe on high alert after suspected Moscow-linked arson and sabotage : worldnews

Businesswoman Tomasdottir becomes Iceland's next president : worldnews

France, Britain and Norway Search for Russian Submarine off Irish West Coast : worldnews

Corruption? Orbán's son-in-law involved in government investments worth billions - Daily News Hungary : worldnews

Germany's Christian Democratic party hit by 'serious' cyberattack : worldnews

Terrorist Plot Targeting Paris Summer Olympics Foiled, French Authorities Say : worldnews

'The British are crying since Brexit, with more illegal immigration than ever and massive economic difficulties,' French PM claims in warning over Frexit : worldnews

MI5 to shifts focus to counter-espionage amid rising Russia, China threats : worldnews

A Historic Election in Mexico? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Two-thirds of Canadians have experienced traumatic events in their lives, StatsCan says : worldnews

Grass fires burn thousands of acres in California Grass wildfires have burned over 14,000 acres (57sq-km) near San Francisco in California.

Fauci dismisses 'preposterous' allegations that he led covid coverup - The Washington Post - The infectious-disease expert said Republicans have distorted emails between scientists as they discussed whether a lab leak of the coronavirus was possible.
I took an oath to do no harm: The two doctors wrestling over Fauci's legacy - One is a Republican, the other a Democrat. The quest to understand the pandemic tests the bonds of friendship between two members of Congress.
In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There's no science to support that. - The Washington Post

Benjamin Netanyahu confirms upcoming address to U.S. Congress - The Israeli Prime Minister will be the first world leader to speak at the Congress four times : worldnews

Billions in taxpayer dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers - The Washington Post The rapid expansion of state voucher programs follows court decisions that have eroded the separation between church and state.

Revenge: analysis of Trump posts shows relentless focus on punishing enemies : politics

Half of Americans think Trump's guilty verdict was correct, should end campaign: poll : politics

Trump suggests there could be a 'breaking point' for the public if he is imprisoned after hush money conviction : politics

DeSantis says Trump can still vote in Florida despite felony conviction : politics

Eschaton: Seems Bad Some investigative journalists have thrown the pitch, if the Dems swing, maybe the political journalists will notice the flying ball.Nine witnesses in the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump have received significant financial benefits, including large raises from his campaign, severance packages, new jobs, and a grant of shares and cash from Trump's media company ... And one of the campaign's top officials had her daughter hired onto the campaign staff, where she is now the fourth-highest-paid employee.

'He sounds nuts': Why Trump's post-conviction rhetoric is so disturbing : politics

Ex-Trump Attorney Rips Tim Scott's 'Ridiculous' Biden Claim: 'We Know That's Not The Case' : politics

Texas Supreme Court rejects challenge to state's abortion law over medical exceptions : news

Opinion | Texas Republicans have gone off the deep end - The Washington Post Even before the release of an outrageous new platform, the party had become an embarrassment to itself.

All Santander staff and millions of customers have data hacked : technology

The money illusion and housing prices - Lawyers, Guns & Money
High Rates and Prices Leave Many Stuck in a Starter Home - The New York Times Squeezed by high interest rates and record prices, homeowners are frozen in place. They can’t sell. So first-time buyers can’t buy.
Denmark Made Home Buying Easier. America Should Follow Its Lead. - Business Insider One simple change to mortgage rules could supercharge homebuying in America ... Many homeowners in Denmark, like their American counterparts, enjoy 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. But thanks to a quirk of their housing-finance system, Danish sellers are able to earn a profit when they trade in their low mortgage rates for more-expensive ones, making it easier to move even when rates rise. As a result, the Danes dodge the lock-in effect entirely ... As the Federal Reserve began pushing up borrowing rates in the spring of 2022, hoping to reel in rising inflation, mortgage rates went vertical. Rates doubled in less than a year, with the typical rate nearing 8% in October, a 20-year high. Rates have fallen a little since then, but they're still hovering at about 7% ... what all those extra payments would be worth in today's dollars, it'd be like taking $60,000 and lighting it on fire, according to the FHFA's calculations.

The Big-Tech Clean Energy Crunch Is Here | WIRED Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are racing to set up new data centers in Europe, but behind the scenes there's concern about how provide them enough power to meet AI's demands ... Amazon announced it had struck a deal to claim more than half the site’s 880 megawatts of output, part of its ongoing attempt to slake its unquenchable thirst for power ...

AI Image Generator Review - Rating Midjourney, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion Think of it as a ChatGPT service for images.

Updated Formula on Alien Intelligence Suggests We Really Are Alone in the Galaxy An adjustment to the famous Drake Equation could radically refine estimates of intelligent civilizations in our galaxy ... the presence of both continents and oceans, along with long-term plate tectonics, is critical for the emergence of advanced civilizations. They consequently propose the addition of two factors into the equation: the fraction of habitable planets with significant continents and oceans and the fraction of those planets with plate tectonics operating for at least 500 million years. This adjustment, however, significantly reduces the value of N in the Drake Equation.

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium With a new formula for Black Holes radius

Tom Horne's disastrous English-only crusade just cost taxpayers HOW much? : politics

There's a club and you're not in it - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Kathleen Parker has an op-ed that reads like the product of an AI query along the lines of "Write a parody of a DC journalist using a completely irrelevant social connection to push an incestuous in-group narrative, that dismisses a massive scandal as just so much hand-wringing by people who don't understand the Kind of People We Are."

People who monitor surveillance systems and/or security cameras, what is the strangest thing you've seen recorded? : AskReddit

The Disappearance Of FBI's Most Wanted 16 Year Old : videos
The Disappearance Of FBI's Most Wanted 16 Year Old - YouTube

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The Best Speakers to Buy in 2024 Everything from huge studio speakers to petite portable ones.

Researchers discover new 'trojan horse' RNA virus hiding in common human parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease. : science

Both men and women work more hours when partnered with a woman than with a man, new study finds : science

Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

ELI5: why can't people use pure serotonin and dopamine for recreational use, why do we need to take drugs like mdma or coke with all the bad side effects? : explainlikeimfive

ELI5 How does the concept of a fractal differ from that of a traditional geometric shape : explainlikeimfive

Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

Researchers discover new 'trojan horse' RNA virus hiding in common human parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. The virus is associated with severe inflammation in humans infected with the parasite, leading the team to hypothesize that it exacerbates toxoplasmosis disease. : science

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium | With a new formula for Black Hole's radius

TIL most Little Rascals episodes from the 1930s were heavily edited in the 1970s to remove jokes about race, women, disabilities, children, the elderly, and violence. : todayilearned

Grandparents Think Kids Are Ruder These Days. Are They? | HuffPost Life

Brain2GAN: Feature-disentangled neural encoding and decoding of visual perception in the primate brain | PLOS Computational Biology Brain2GAN: Feature-disentangled neural encoding and decoding of visual perception in the primate brain

eli5: Why shouldn't I ever release a bow without an arrow? : explainlikeimfive

TIL there's a radiation-eating fungus growing in the abandoned vats of Chernobyl : todayilearned
Small modular nuclear reactors get a reality check in new report : technology

A team of researchers discovered that framboidal pyrite, an iron-sulfur mineral with characteristic shapes, forms exclusively through biogenic processes. This finding indicates ancient bacterial activity in hydrothermal vents, marking a significant step in understanding the origin of life. : science

ELI5: why are Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si the standard notes? : explainlikeimfive

Katy Perry Re-Edits Harrison Butker's Controversial Commencement Speech: "Fixed This" : Music

Ergodic Literature: The Weirdest Book Genre - YouTube
ELI5: What is ergodicity? : explainlikeimfive

NSA Warns iPhone And Android Users To Turn It Off And On Again : technology

Robert DuBoise on the day of his arrest at age 18, and the day he was freed from prison by DNA at 56 : pics
Innocent man in prison 37 years helps reveal alleged serial killers - An innocent man's exoneration after 37 years in prison revealed a rash of serial killings in 1983 Tampa.

Little Bugs Live In Our Eyelashes. Should We Be Concerned? Most of us have mites living on our faces, including in our eyelashes, but usually they are not a cause for concern - Demodex mites

Ex prisoners, what is the saddest thing you’ve ever seen in prison? : AskReddit

What's the worst thing about depression? : AskReddit

What self-diagnosis ended up being medically confirmed after your own doctors couldn't figure it out? : AskReddit


Panama prepares to evacuate first island in face of rising sea levels : news

TIL a 2023 analysis found that over 40% of wild land mammal biomass on earth is made up of just 10 species (wild boar, warthog, the African bush elephant, 2 kangaroo species & 5 deer species). : todayilearned ... Wild Land mammal biomass is only 2-4% of all mammal biomass. Humans are 33%, cattle is 64%.

North Korea sends 600 more trash balloons over border, South says : worldnews

Beijing ready to 'forcefully' stop Taiwan independence: China's defense chief : worldnews

Russia loses record number of soldiers in May : worldnews

Vladimir Putin is testing Nato borders for weak spots, security chiefs warn : worldnews

'Biden is our only hope': Thousands of Israelis urge hostage deal : worldnews

Netanyahu says no Gaza ceasefire until Israel's war aims are achieved, raising questions over Biden peace proposal : politics

Eschaton: Pretending To Believe Things - It's the weekend and I am a lazy blogger so I am not going to parse the details, but media coverage of everything related to the supposed Gaza peace proposal consists largely of people - the administration, journalists - pretending to believe things they know aren't true.

Crimean students' grades lowered for not writing thank you letters to Russian soldiers invading Ukraine : worldnews

Boeing calls off historic mission carrying two astronauts minutes before liftoff : news

Sanders reups vow to boycott 'war criminal' Netanyahu's address to Congress : politics

George Clooney Foundation to seek arrest of Russian propagandists : worldnews

States are already collecting more abortion data. And HIPAA won't always keep it private. : politics

I Supervised New York City Judges. Juan Merchan Put on a Master Class in the Trump Trial. : politics

Why this year's election interference could make 2016 look cute - The first big AI crisis isn't some hypothetical far off in the future. It's coming on Election Day.

Smith makes new plea for gag order in classified docs case day after Trump conviction : politics
'Not the Way to Defend a White Collar Case' : How Trump Blew It : politics

I, convicted felon Donald Trump, promise if I am elected, Americans will never be required to exercise or be physically fit ever again : PoliticalHumor

Biden smirk on Trump's 'political prisoner' claim makes campaign video : politics
Biden breaks silence on Trump verdict: 'No one is above the law' : politics

Eight Senate Republicans vow to oppose all Biden nominees, Democratic legislation : politics ... So these senators decided to hold the country hostage rather than admit their orange emperor has no clothes. Astounding.

Michael Cohen Raises Alarm About Donald Trump Going to Jail : politics

Trump verdict makes significant number of Republicans less likely to support him: poll : politics

Eschaton: Messaging -- Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon who thrives on portraying himself as a victim. @GovKathyHochul should pardon him for the good of the country. - Dean Phillips (@deanbphillips) June 1, 2024 .. 30% chance Hochul does it, too.

Eschaton: Savvy - But campaign officials also say privately they do not expect the verdict, striking as it is, to fundamentally alter the dynamics of the tight presidential race, given that Trump's loyal supporters are likely to rally around him, while swing voters have already factored in his tendency to break the rules. ... "Everything is factored in, voters already know everything, nothing matters, pay us lots of money." A campaign run by people who want to impress Frank Bruni.

Pedro X. Molina for May 28, 2024 - GoComics

The biggest problem right here right now - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I've come to the conclusion that pure misogyny (h/t Karen) is the one thing that really binds the cultural reactionaries and the Tech bro fash curious crypto scammers and the incel 8chan future terrorists of America etc. together. Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Scopes trial.

Never-Trumpers always know when to fold 'em - Lawyers, Guns & Money I honestly can't decide if Romney actually believes that Trump would have accepted any "settlement" other than "dismissal of the charges with extreme prejudice followed by Bragg's resignation" or if that's actually the settlement Romney had in mind.

All The GOP Officials Telling Trump To Drop Out After His Felony Conviction : politics

Collins Needs to Retract and Apologize for her Falsehood : politics

Why Florida is America's least gay-friendly state : politics

Watch: Lauren Boebert Exposes Just How Useless She Is - The Colorado representative's reelection campaign is not going too well. : politics

Plot twist: WA has a law against felons running for office : politics

Misinformation works: X 'supersharers' who spread 80% of fake news in 2020 were middle-aged Republican women in Arizona, Florida, and Texas : technology

Texas curriculum overhaul would boost biblical content in elementary schools. Two million Texas kids could see new curriculum emphasizing Bible stories to instruct them in the 'American cultural experience' : politics ... Book has a gay character: banned. Book has incest, rape, murder and genocide: mandatory reading.

Opinion | American voters are wrong about the economy. Whose fault is it? - The Washington Post

This Day in Labor History: June 2, 1984 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Notre-Dame Rises Again ... in Lego - The New York Times - With rose windows, bell towers and a central spire, this model of the famed Paris cathedral is all the hype among adult fans of Lego, known as AFOLs.

Same-sex marriage in 20 years had no negative impact in U.S. - The U.S. has not seen any negative effects on marriage, divorce or living arrangements among all couples since Massachusetts issued the first state-sanctioned, same-sex marriage licenses 20 years ago, a new analysis says ... Some conservatives have signaled they will use the conservative supermajority on the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge marriage equity following the successful challenge to the Roe decision.

Opinion | A reader quiz on world birthrate -- and what it means for the future - Washington Post ... The United States is still better off than China, whose birth rate was once 7 births per woman. Now it stands at just 1.1, placing it near the bottom globally. What do these numbers mean for this U.S. rival?

13 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

K-Pop | Dan Piepenbring Our forefathers did dissociatives

Diddy's Ex-Friends, Bad Boy Artists Detail Alleged Abuse, Violence For decades, Sean "Diddy" Combs was hip-hop's boisterous showman. Now, dozens of former friends, employees, and Bad Boy artists allege an abusive, menacing figure behind the facade

Murder-suicide in Howard Co. leaves 4 family members dead : news
Dozens hurt, 1 killed in overnight Akron shooting : news

TIL Gila Monster venom contains compounds structurally similar to the active ingredient in Ozempic, and this discovery directly lead to the development of all Semiglutide based medications : todayilearned

Researchers have found that childhood poverty can lead to lasting changes in the way the brain processes language | The study highlights the impact of early socioeconomic conditions on brain function, suggesting that the chronic stress might alter neural pathways involved in language processing. : science

What is a minor inconvenience that drives you absolutely crazy? : AskReddit

TIL Fregoli syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise : todayilearned

Study finds that better sleep is associated with lower loneliness. This association was stronger among younger adults. The research was published recently in the journal Sleep (link in comments). : science

New Explanation of Black Hole Images, Without Holes in Spacetime | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium

TIL: A study on gender and food identified significant statistical differences. Men strongly preferred meat while women prefer vegetables, chocolate, and whole grains. Men are hungry before dinner, while women are hungry in the morning and more likely to snack throughout the day. Men also eat faster : todayilearned

Both men and women work more hours when partnered with a woman than with a man, new study finds : science

Matrix, Terminator, and Heat contain some of the best action in movies. But what are some lesser known but still fantastic action sequences? : movies

Samsung Washing Machine Chime Triggered a YouTube Copyright Fiasco : technology

What’s the weirdest thing you've seen in someone else's home? : AskReddit

What moment in your life did you seriously think you were going to die? : AskReddit


Termination shock : cut in ship pollution sparked global heating spurt : worldnews

Covid's Aftereffects Can Last More Than Three Years, Study Finds : worldnews

Philippines' Marcos slams illegal actions in South China Sea : worldnews
Commission on Human Rights sounds alarm at rape of children by family members in the Philippines : worldnews
Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Chinese ships spend record amount of time near Japan-controlled islands, Tokyo says : worldnews
Japan planning new 30 kph speed limit on narrow roads for safety : worldnews

Seoul envoy lambasts N.K. satellite launch as one of the most expensive fireworks : worldnews

North Korea continues GPS jamming attack for 4th day : worldnews

U.S. and China defense chiefs lock horns on Taiwan at Asia security summit : worldnews

Russia proposes higher income taxes for the well-off : worldnews

As Indian voting wraps up, reports of electoral irregularities mount : worldnews
Animals collapse, water shortages bite amid India's searing heat : worldnews
At least 24 dead in eastern India as temperatures soar : worldnews
India cenbank moves 100 tons of gold from UK to domestic vaults, TOI reports : worldnews
India's economy grows faster-than-expected in Jan-March on strong manufacturing : worldnews

Taliban push for normalizing male-only higher education : worldnews

South Africa heads for coalition as ANC support plunges : worldnews

Houthi rebel footage appears to show a downed US Reaper drone worth $30 million. It marked the third loss in a month, a report said. : worldnews
$30M US Reaper Drone Downed in Yemen — Third Loss in Houthi Conflict: Report - Business Insider

Mustafa Barghouti, former Palestinian minister: ‘We can live together in one democratic state’ : worldnews

Israel has offered ceasefire and hostage proposal to Hamas, says Biden : worldnews
Israel won't end war for deal to free all hostages, PM's aide said to tell families : worldnews

Israel confirms its forces are in central Rafah, despite growing international condemnation of operation : worldnews

Israeli hostage recalls brutality of Hamas captivity in Gaza - The Washington Post Moran Stella Yanai was abducted on Oct. 7 and was sure that her life "would end," she said.

Zelenskyy to travel to Singapore for security conference, media reports : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 828, Part 1 (Thread #974) : worldnews

Kyiv may fire German weapons into Russia – DW : worldnews
NATO allies debate directly shooting down Russian missiles and drones over Ukraine : worldnews

Ukrainian sea drones striking 2 ships, as Ukraine continues to harass Russia's Black Sea Fleet : worldnews

(1) Institute for the Study of War on X: Ukrainian forces recently advanced near Vovchansk and Russian forces recently advanced near Chasiv Yar, Avdiivka, and Donetsk City and in east (left) bank Kherson Oblast. / X

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: Seems like military aid has now really reached the front lines. The HIMARS crews are just astonished by the number of missiles that have arrived in Ukraine, saying they have never seen so many. / X

Finland Beats May Heatwave Record: Weather Service : worldnews

Russian jamming is now messing up GPS signals for Norwegian aviation practically every day | The Independent Barents Observer
Airlines grapple with spike in GPS interference. Experts say it's collateral damage from global conflicts
Russia accused of jamming GPS navigation Russia is causing disruption to satellite navigation systems affecting thousands of civilian flights, experts say.

(1) MAKS 24 on X: Czech initiative will allow Ukraine to receive ~1.000.000 artillery shells by the end of 2024", - Blinken / X
(1) Colby Badhwar on X: Just 5 out of the 20 countries which have made commitments to the Czech artillery ammo initiative have actually delivered payment: Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal & Canada As a result, Russia is able to secure the ammunition for itself. There are commitments for just half a million rounds, and even that is in question with so many countries not delivering payment. As it stands, Ukraine can expect to receive between 50,000 to 100,000 shells via the Czech initiative in June. / X

Greece denies report on US plan to refer migrants for resettlement : worldnews

German defense minister arrives in Odesa, announces $542 million aid package for Ukraine : worldnews

(1) OSINTdefender on X: "The President of France, Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the Establishment of a “Coalition of the Willing” during a Speech given during the D-Day Memorial Celebrations in France on June 6th, with this Coalition expected to include Lithuania, Britain and several other European Countries that Support the Deployment of Military Instructors to Ukraine. Instructors and Trainers from these Countries would then begin arriving in Ukraine shortly after or even before the Speech, with French Training Advisors claimed to possibly already be at Facilities in Western Ukraine. / X
France bans Israeli firms from upcoming defense fair : worldnews

Sexist tropes and misinformation swirl online as Mexico prepares to elect its first female leader : worldnews

Tiny number of 'supersharers' spread the vast majority of fake news on Twitter: Less than 1% of Twitter users posted 80% of misinformation about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The posters were disproportionately Republican middle-aged white women living in Arizona, Florida, and Texas. : science ... 2107 registered US voters who account for 80% of the fake news shared on Twitter during the 2020 US presidential election by an entire panel of 664,391 voters. These findings highlight a vulnerability of social media for democracy, where a small group of people distort the political reality for many.

Biden details a 3-phase hostage deal aimed at winding down the Israel-Hamas war : politics
Time for this war to end - Biden outlines three-phase peace plan to end war in Gaza : politics

Retired four-star Navy Admiral Robert P. Burke arrested in bribery scheme - The Washington Post - Retired four-star Adm. Robert P. Burke, former vice chief of naval operations, is accused of awarding a single-source contract in exchange for a future $500,000-a-year job.

34 in police custody after pro-Palestinian protest at Brooklyn Museum, damage to artwork reported - The Boston Globe

Black Mirror creator says timeliness of recent AI episode 'couldn’t have been more spooky' : technology

Neighbors say Alitos used security detail car to threaten them after dispute : politics

Biden goes all-in on calling Trump a "convicted felon" : politics

International reaction to Donald Trump's criminal conviction : politics ... Multiple journalists at Reuters told POLITICO that staff are frustrated and embarrassed by the company's continued partnership with Tass, the wire service owned by the Russian government. The relationship dates back to 2020, when the news wire first announced a partnership to distribute content from the state-owned news organization. That move raised some eyebrows among staff at Reuters at the time. But it passed largely unnoticed by people outside the company.

How long will Trump go to prison for? Not 187 years like he claims | Fact check : politics

The courage of their convictions - Lawyers, Guns & Money In retrospect, perhaps the most striking aspect of DANY's prosecution of Donald Trump is that so many liberal legal commenters thought it was a bad case, when the evidence that Trump was in fact guilty of exactly what he was charged with doing turned out to be completely overwhelming. Why was that?
Alvin Bragg Was Right, His Critics Were Wrong - The American Prospect - A jury of his peers agreed that Donald Trump deserved to be prosecuted in the Stormy Daniels case.

Trump was smiling. Then the whiplash hit. : politics
Spineless Trump Admits Why He Was Too Afraid to Testify : politics ... Donald Trump claims he wanted to testify in his hush-money trial—but he was afraid he’d be found guilty of more crimes. Trump’s statements came during a meandering, often incoherent tirade in front of the press at Trump Tower on Friday, the day after he was convicted of 34 felonies by a Manhattan jury.

Fani Willis gets ammunition to use against Donald Trump : politics

Donald Trump Was Convicted Because of Democracy -- Not in Spite of It : politics

Trump insists his trial was rigged ... just like everything else : politics
Trump Hoped 'My Juror' Would Save Him From Conviction : politics

Trump supporters try to doxx jurors and post violent threats after his conviction : politics

Donald Trump Suffers Triple Polling Blow in 48 Hours After Guilty Verdict : politics

Melania Trump's silence on husband's verdict raises eyebrows : politics

One in 10 Republicans less likely to vote for Trump after guilty verdict, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds : politics

Senate conservatives vow to oppose DOJ funding boost, Biden nominees after Trump verdict : politics

Michael Cohen, Storm Daniels revel in Trump guilty verdict after key testimony - The Washington Post - Trump's guilty verdict is welcomed by two unlikely star witnesses who faced years of doubt and derision.

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg was true to his values in Trump case, colleagues say - The Washington Post Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg made history with a legal case that federal prosecutors opted not to bring against the former president.
Opinion | The Trump-trial jurors just rendered a verdict on Bragg’s critics, too - The Washington Post It turns out the Manhattan district attorney knew what he was doing all along ... Bragg wasn't some street lawyer sticking his nose into white-collar business. He had the bona fides, wisdom and top staff support to fashion a legal strategy and reasoning that could win the first prosecution of a former U.S. president in our nation’s history. An impartial jury affirmed. Will the commentariat?

Hundreds of millions wiped from Trump fortune in wake of conviction : politics

After hesitating, Miriam Adelson commits more than $100 million to Trump's campaign : politics ... Trump winning will save her more than $100M p.a. in taxes. So it's an easy decision, ROI within 12 months of Trump being back in office.

Trump's guilty verdict sharpens the two big questions of this election - The Washington Post The felony conviction of former president Donald Trump might or might not become a turning point in the 2024 presidential election. But its precedent-breaking outcome has sharpened the competition between him and President Biden to define the stakes and the choices for voters in November ... Two big questions could define the debate between Trump and Biden from here forward. The first is which candidate poses the bigger threat to the future of the country. The second is which candidate will make the lives of Americans better than they are today. Though related, the first focuses on character and temperament, the second on substance and policy.

Kansas Constitution does not include a right to vote, state Supreme Court majority says : politics ... They are laying it out for us to fix before our evil Secretary of State (Mr KKK Kobach) tries to actually prevent us from voting.

Robert De Niro denied leadership award after speaking out against Trump | Robert De Niro | The Guardian : politics

Inside the Michigan GOP's MAGA Meltdown - ProPublica Scenes From a MAGA Meltdown: Inside the "America First" Movement's War Over Democracy - Across the country, the Republican Party's rank-and-file have turned on the GOP establishment. In Michigan, this schism broke the party - and maybe democracy itself.

Publisher of '2,000 Mules' election conspiracy theory film issues apology : politics
Dinesh D'Souza election fraud film, book '2000 Mules' pulled after defamation suit : politics

Can AI Replace Nexon? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Idaho jury decides Chad Daybell should be sentenced to death for 3 murders : news

Joni Mitchell made music with the boys, but remained her own woman - The Washington Post

A police officer shot a blind pet dog. Sturgeon residents want justice. - The Washington Post The killing of Teddy the dog in Sturgeon, Mo., has upended the small, 900-person town, as residents call for the dismissal of officer Myron Woodson.

Biggest genome ever found belongs to this odd little fernlike plant -- more than 50 times bigger than the human genome : worldnews

Dragonflies supposedly have a 95% success rate when hunting. What about damselflies? : askscience

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How to clean stainless steel appliances, utensils, cookware and sinks - The Washington Post

Anyone know what is actually happening with Starlight Square? : CambridgeMA
Announcement that Starlight Square is closing sours city's release of vision for lots in Central - Cambridge Day


First use of weather forecasts to show human impact on extreme weather is 'transformational'. In the U.S., the cost of dealing with 28 separate weather and climate disasters in 2023 alone topped a record US$90 billion. : science
Heatwave attribution based on reliable operational weather forecasts | Nature Communications

A 35-year-old Chinese man has been tagged as the alleged mastermind behind a gargantuan botnet used to steal billions from zombie computers | Fortune : technology

Biden approaching ban lift on Ukraine strikes on Russia with American weapons – NYT : worldnews

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels was full of grain bound for Iran, the group's main benefactor | AP News : worldnews

War in Gaza could last another seven months, Israel warns : worldnews ... Weird. That's when the US will have finished it's election ... Maybe that's relevant. 7 months is an oddly specific and convenient timeline.

Israel's Gantz moves to dissolve parliament -statement : worldnews

IDF uncover weapons stored in UNRWA school : worldnews

Middle East Crisis -- Israel Pushes Into Central Rafah in Southern Gaza Offensive

Biden approaching ban lift on Ukraine strikes on Russia with American weapons – NYT : worldnews

Swedish security service confirms Iran uses criminal gangs in Sweden as proxies to carry out acts of violence. : worldnews

France prepares to send military instructors to Ukraine – Reuters : worldnews

At a Moment of National Trauma, Biden Feels Compelled to Stay on the Sidelines - The New York Times While presidents typically play a pastoral role after court cases that tear at the national fabric, the incumbent was effectively conflicted out.

Mystery malware destroys 600,000 routers from a single ISP during 72-hour span | An unknown threat actor with equally unknown motives forces ISP to replace routers : technology

Meta says it removed six influence campaigns including those from Israel and China : technology

Why Are People So Down About the Economy? Theories Abound. - The New York Times Things look strong on paper, but many Americans remain unconvinced. We asked economic officials, the woman who coined “vibecession” and Charlamagne Tha God what they think is happening.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Has Become a Leading Critic of Israel's War in Gaza : politics

Ted Kennedy Warned Us About Samuel Alito. He Was Ignored. : politics
The Alito Scandal Is Worse Than It Seems : politics

Donald Trump found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records. : pics
The key moments that led to Trump's guilty verdict in the hush money trial - The Washington Post An inside look at how the prosecution wove damning testimony and mountains of physical evidence together, enabling the jury to quickly return a guilty verdict.

(1) Adam Klasfeld on X: Justice Merchan: We, the jury, have a verdict. / X

The Washington Post : Former president was convicted on all 34 felony counts; sentencing is set for July 11
Trump Guilty on All Counts in Hush-Money Case - The New York Times Donald J. Trump, the former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee, was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a case stemming from a payment that silenced a porn star.
Opinion | Donald Trump, Felon - The New York Times The Editorial Board

How Trumps Team Blew It
Trump’s Luck in 4 Criminal Trials Ends With Hush-Money Verdict - The New York Times Until the jury's decision on Thursday, the four criminal cases that threatened Donald Trump’s freedom were stumbling along, pleasing his advisers.
(3) Trump Guilty on All Counts in New York Trial: Hush-Money Verdict Live Updates - The New York Times ... Donald J. Trump, the former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee, was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a case stemming from a payment that silenced a porn star.

Trump to be sentenced for felonies before Republican national convention : politics

Trump trial jury reaches verdict in hush money case : politics
What Matters Most About Trumps Guilty Verdict, According to 7 Opinion Writers
The Revisionist History of the Trump Trial Has Already Begun : politics

Trump supporters call for riots and violent retribution after verdict : politics
Donald Trump Faces Travel Ban To 38 Countries : politics
Donald Trump Should Drop Out : politics
The felon frontrunner: How Trump warped our politics : politics
There's a real possibility Trump can’t vote in November : politics

Opinion | The real divide that explains our politics: the disengaged vs. the engaged - The Washington Post

Trump is a felon. Here's why that could matter in the 2024 race. : politics
Trump guilty verdict live updates: What happens now? Can he still run?

Prediction: The Beginning of the End for Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Prediction: Trump Being Guilty Will Make No Difference in November - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Living a lie - Lawyers, Guns & Money Trump is blasting the jury's verdict as the product of a "rigged" trial and a "corrupt" judge, which is par for the course with him ... What Donald Trump requires of his supporters, and most especially of his supporters in the Republican political establishment, is that they live a lie. That lie is to claim that Trump is something other than what he so obviously is, which is the most corrupt and most unworthy of office major politician in the history of this country ... If conservatives were to face up to what Trump is, and to what his takeover of the Republican party signifies, they would have to also face up to the fact that their entire ideology — indeed their very sense of self - is nothing but a gigantic lie. Naturally they aren't going to do that until circumstances force them to do so. So until then, they will go on lying to themselves about what they, their party, and their country, has become.

Will the Trump verdict matter? - Lawyers, Guns & Money I should say that my inclination is to agree with Erik that Trump being found guilty on all counts will probably not materially affect the 2024 presidential election.

Immigrants - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Off Leash: Inside the Secret, Global, Far-Right Group Chat | Military contractor Erik Prince started a private WhatsApp group for his close associates that includes a menagerie of right-wing government officials, intelligence operatives, arms traffickers, and journalists. We got their messages. : politics

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Forgets Trump's Friendship With Jeffrey Epstein : politics ... Convicted felon Trump and convicted felon RFK Jr ... the two Republican-funded candidates... also happen to be two of the 100 or so humans on Earth to be frequent fliers of Epstein's Child Rape Express ... Weird how that works... TIL RFK Jr is a felon ... Possession of cocaine in the mid 80s.

Reactionary professors in Texas demand legal right to police the sex lives of their students - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Chad Daybell found guilty of killing first wife and second wife’s 2 children : news

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie is AWESOG1ME : books

A recent study provides new insights into how depression and physical activity influence each other throughout adulthood | The study found that people who feel more depressed are less likely to be physically active, and being physically active is linked to feeling better mentally. : science

TIL the 85-year-old Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest longitudinal study in history, found that people who did more chores during childhood often had more professional success and happiness later in life. : todayilearned

TIL male dolphins will kill baby dolphins of another father so that the female will be available to mate with them. : todayilearned

Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses among college students more than doubled between 2017 and 2022, climbing most sharply as the coronavirus pandemic shut down campuses and upended young adults’ lives : science

One-sided relationships with YouTubers are more emotionally fulfilling than talking to casual friends, a new study suggests. The research discovered people feel watching online stars like Zoella, KSI and PewDiePie can cheer them up more than weak-tie acquaintances -- like neighbours or co-workers. : science

TIL there is a gene (ABCC11) possessed by a large portion of East Asians that not only gives them dry earwax, but also prevents them from developing body odor. : todayilearned

How to Apply Sunscreen, Head to Toe, Like an Expert - The New York Times - And other essential questions about protecting your skin from the sun, answered by experts.

ELI5: How Did they Design the Saturn V? : explainlikeimfive

A new study of women in romantic relationships found that those experiencing more affectionate touch tend to report better body satisfaction and relationship quality. : science

What AI thinks a beautiful woman looks like: Mostly white and thin - Washington Post

People who have done acid: What’s the best way to describe it? : AskReddit

Microsoft Edge cannot survive on mobile market without Windows OS on mobile. : windowsphone
Lumia WOA Project Full Windows for Lumia


Climate Report: Humans Hit With 26 Extra Hot Days in Last Year

Climate and health benefits of wind and solar dwarf all subsidies | By displacing fossil fuels, wind and solar saved the US $250 billion over 4 years. : technology

A mysterious sea urchin plague has spread across the world, causing the near extinction of the creature in some areas and threatening delicate coral reef ecosystems, : science

Putin Alarmingly Urges Russian Officials To 'Mobilise' But Does Not Really Explain Why : worldnews

North Russian governor calls on local population to send hunting weapons to the front : worldnews

(1) Jack Margolin on X: "One of my major questions after Prigozhin's death was where Wagner's most experienced and influential fighting men, its commanders, would go. With recent news, we largely have the answer / X

A recent study explored the emotions of guilt and shame among Russians regarding their country's invasion of Ukraine and how these emotions influence antiwar actions | Researchers found that feelings of moral shame, rather than guilt were significant predictors of antiwar behavior in Russia. : science

(1) Julia Davis on X: Meanwhile in Russia: reluctant would-be soldiers and families of the dead who perished in Putin's imperial invasion of Ukraine are now being regaled with fairytales of imminent "resurrection." This and more in my latest article, linked below / X

(1) PS01 on X: A large fire in the east of Moscow "A multi-level production and warehouse building covering 2,000 square meters is on fire," reports the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. / X

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels was full of grain bound for Iran, the group's main benefactor | AP News : worldnews

Biden says Hamas is no longer capable of carrying out another major attack against Israel : worldnews
Netanyahu won't agree to hostage deal unless it polls well for him, Israeli families say they were told : worldnews

Israel says it's taken control of key area of Gaza's border with Egypt awash in smuggling tunnels : worldnews
Israel has tactical control of Gaza-Egypt border corridor and militaries have, in 10 days, discovered 20 tunnels that cross into Egypt : worldnews ... Presumably, underneath Gaza is a tunnel system more complex than the Paris catacombs ... The things you can achieve with billions of aid dollars are truly remarkable, if you don't waste them on dumb stuff like "feeding your people", "strengthening the economy", "creating public infrastructure" or "not trying to murder all the jews"
Gaza's sky is black but Qatar is always sunny - YouTube

The brutal story of the gay Hamas commander - YouTube

Survivors say Russia is waging a war of sexual violence in occupied areas of Ukraine. Men are often the victims : worldnews

NATO weighs no-fly zone over Ukraine amidst divided opinions : worldnews

Ukrainian sea drones striking 2 ships, as Ukraine continues to harass Russia's Black Sea Fleet : worldnews
SBU Drones Destroyed $100 Million Russian Radar System in Crimea : worldnews

(1) The Washington Post on X: "The U.S. fears that Ukrainian strikes targeting Russian nuclear early-warning systems could dangerously unsettle Moscow as the Biden administration is weighing whether to lift restrictions on Ukraine using U.S.-supplied weapons in cross-border attacks. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 826, Part 1 (Thread #972) : worldnews

Biden approaching ban lift on Ukraine strikes on Russia with American weapons – NYT : worldnews

Massive international police operation takes down ransomware networks, arrests 4 : news

Ticketmaster hacked - personal and payment details of half a billion users reportedly up for sale on dark web : Music

Brandeis Center Accuses Harvard of Deliberately Ignoring Antisemitism in Lawsuit | News | The Harvard Crimson

Rabbi Zarchi Confronted Maria Ressa, Walked Off Stage Over Her Harvard Commencement Speech | News | The Harvard Crimson

'How Far Is Too Far?': Pro-Palestine Activism Under the Garber Presidency | News | The Harvard Crimson

Justice Alito's Upside-Down Flag Claim Dismantled by Police, Neighbors: Report : politics Imagine being a Supreme Court justice and getting called out on a lie this big. I mean, you're suppose to be the smart one, right?

Chief Justice John Roberts declines to meet with Democratic lawmakers about ethics flap and Alito's flags : politics

It's illegal for Alito and Thomas to hear the January 6 cases - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jamie Raskin points out (gift link) that both the SCOTUS's own interpretation of the Due Process Clause, and a freestanding federal statute, legally require Alito and Thomas to recuse themselves, even if the relevant fact finder (in this matter that would be the other seven justices) accepts on its face Alito's obvious lies about how he had nothing to do with his wife's public support for seditionists: ... There's one way to find out, but that way requires Merrick Garland to do his job. (so, no)
Raskin argues DOJ can force recusals of Alito, Thomas in Jan. 6 cases : politics ... the federal statute mandating judicial disqualification for questionable impartiality, 28 U.S.C. Section 455
Jamie Raskin: How to Force Justices Alito and Thomas to Recuse Themselves in the Jan. 6 Cases : politics

Justice Alito tells Congress he will not recuse from Jan. 6-related cases - The Washington Post Some Democrats asked whether Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. could be impartial after an upside-down flag flew at his home following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack ... "My wife is fond of flying flags. I am not," he added, "My wife was solely responsible for having flagpoles put up at our residence and our vacation home and has flown a wide variety of flags over the years."
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame, and I agree that it's her own damn fault - Lawyers, Guns & Money Sam Alito will not recuse himself from 1/6-related cases, because his wife is the one who flew the seditionist flags, which [wink wink] had nothing to do with sedition:

The defense of the Appeal to Heaven flag is absurd, and, well, originalist. The defense of the Appeal to Heaven flag is familiar to anyone who's been watching this court.
Appeal to Heaven flag tied to Christian nationalism

Trump leaves the courthouse knowing the inevitable is coming in his criminal case : pics
Guilty! Posting here because Washington Post used this photo of the hair : PoliticalHumor
Megathread: Former US President Donald Trump Convicted in New York Criminal Fraud Case on 34 Out of 34 Charges : politics
Trump has been found guilty on all 34 counts in the hush money trial. How does this change your opinion of him? (Serious) : AskReddit

Trump trial jury begins deliberations in hush money case - The Washington Post - "You are the judges of the facts, and you are responsible for deciding whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty," Justice Juan Merchan told jurors.

"No words for this": Legal experts pan Aileen Cannon's outrageous pro-Trump bias : politics

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Is Worse Than a Spoiler : politics ... Kennedy is biting into the slice of voters for whom opposition to vaccine mandates and lockdowns is central to their political identities. It's not enough to lead Kennedy to victory, but it could do damage to Trump's prospects ... Let's remember who the last 4 Republican presidents have been: an actor; the actors VP; the VPs son; a reality show guy

Elite overproduction and the sorrows of the young leftist white man - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I forgot to mention a huge factor here, which was pointed out by Orin Kerr in the reply threat to the linked post: The elimination of mandatory retirement 30 years ago. This is clogging up an already clogged pipeline for jobs for young academics perhaps more than any other single factor, other than the constant administrative downsizing of non-STEM fields.
The case of the angry history postdoc - by Noah Smith - Elite overproduction spotted in the wild ... Today's Twitter contretemps involved one David Austin Walsh, a history postdoc at Yale

My LGM Readership, My LGM Readership, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Can Nussbaum Be Replaced by AI? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Only LGM Can Win Here - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Can AI Replace Watkins? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

I spent 37 years in prison for a murder I didn't commit. Ask me anything. : IAmA - u/RobertDuBoise
Florida murder trial put innocent teen in prison. Then came DNA An innocent man’s exoneration after 37 years in prison revealed a rash of serial killings in 1983 Tampa.

TIL that 94% of women executives responsible for running an organization are former athletes : todayilearned

A recent case study describes a 41-year-old woman who turned to psilocybin and MDMA to manage her debilitating post-COVID symptoms. The paper raises the possibility, which is far from certain, that psychedelic substances might help alleviate the psychological and cognitive symptoms of Long-COVID. : science

Thousands to trial personalised cancer vaccines : worldnews
Trial results for new lung cancer drug are 'off the charts', say doctors | Lung cancer : worldnews

American Airlines kicked Black men off plane, citing body odor, lawsuit says - The Washington Post - hree of the men sued American Airlines in federal court Wednesday morning

Lawyers of Reddit, what is the dumbest thing you're client has done to ruin a case? : AskReddit

what's a sentence you'd always hear growing up that you'd never hear today? : AskReddit

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male

The Washington Post - Girls' periods are starting sooner, more irregular than past generations - Researchers said higher body weight and the effects of environmental chemicals likely play a role in the trends, which are more pronounced across ethnic and racial groups.

Contrary to popular astrological beliefs, new research found no significant evidence linking Western zodiac signs to happiness, financial satisfaction, marital satisfaction, or overall health. : science

TIL Ford did not have to be rescued during the 2008 financial crisis like the two other major American auto companies, Chrysler and GM : todayilearned ... The CEO of Ford at the time was Alan Mulallay. In the early 1990s he led the Boeing 777 program; delivering the airplane on time, on budget and on weight. The 777 has had an outstanding record in service. He was up for the CEO job, but the Boeing Board passed him over in favor of a Jack Welch clone.

How to Sleep: Try Japan’s Kaizen Method to Cure Insomnia and Sleep Anxiety

All of Microsoft's MacBook Air-beating benchmarks : Surface


Temperatures in Pakistan cross 52 degrees Celsius -- that's more than 125°F : worldnews

An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, spewing lava into the sky

COVID KP.2, FLiRT variants lead to waste water uptick in Mass.

/u/helmutye describes the stupid truth of dictatorships : bestof

World's first diabetes cure with cell therapy achieved in China : worldnews

Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia : worldnews

Kremlin Responds To Trump's Claim Putin Would Grant Him - And Only Him - A Particular Favour : worldnews

Ukraine Hammers Russian Air Base with Missiles Carrying Cluster Munitions : worldnews

A Grand Middle East Bargain - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the reasons given or surmised for President Joe Biden's reluctance to press Israeli President Bibi Netanyahu has been Biden's search for a stable resolution in the Middle East involving an alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel. But Israel's current actions are making that more difficult. Saudi Arabia issued a statement yesterday ... As long as Israel’s war against Gaza continues, there will be no overarching agreement. As the war continues, the question becomes whether there can be any agreement at all.

AOC calls Israeli attack on Rafah camp 'an indefensible atrocity' : politics
US condemns loss of life, but says no policy changes after civilian deaths in Israeli strike : worldnews

Revealed: Israeli spy chief 'threatened' ICC prosecutor over war crimes inquiry : news
Revealed: Israeli spy chief threatened ICC prosecutor over war crimes inquiry - The former head of the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence agency, allegedly threatened a chief prosecutor of the international criminal court in a series of secret meetings in which he tried to pressure her into abandoning a war crimes investigation ... Another Israeli source briefed on the operation against Bensouda said the Mossad's objective was to compromise the prosecutor or enlist her as someone who would cooperate with Israel's demands

US pier constructed off Gaza has broken apart : news
US pier constructed off Gaza has broken apart : worldnews
US-built pier will be removed from Gaza coast, repaired after damage : worldnews

Yair Golan wins landslide victory in Labor primary with promise to unite the left | The Times of Israel : worldnews
Yair Golan elected as new leader of Israeli Labor Party with 95% of votes : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 825, Part 1 (Thread #971) : worldnews

(1) Andrew Perpetua on X: Officer wrote today something I have been arguing for a long time now. In short, the hopium bullshit that everyone was claiming was "helping" Ukrainian society last year, trying to "inspire hope" and whatnot has largely, and predictably, backfired. When the bullshit promises / X

Belgium gives Ukraine nearly euro 1B in military aid, including 30 supersonic fighter jets : worldnews ... Russia is an artillery centric army, everything is solved by barrages after barrages after barrages.
Thread by @TrentTelenko on Thread Reader App - Thread Reader App ... Bain (Capital) & Company - "Directed cognition" is their product.

Russia is producing artillery shells around three times faster than Ukraine's Western allies and for about a quarter of the cost | World News : worldnews

Baltic officials say they could send troops to Ukraine without waiting for NATO if Russia scores a breakthrough: report : worldnews

Switzerland continues to offer protection to Afghan girls : worldnews

Canada pledges more visas for Gazans, says it's 'horrified' by Israeli attack in Rafah : worldnews
Major Retailers in Quebec Face Class Action Over False 'Recyclable' Bag Claims - The Superior Court of Quebec authorized a class action lawsuit concerning reusable plastic bags sold at various retail stores across the province.

White House assessing if Israel violated "red line" with Rafah strike : politics
Blinken Says Israeli Units Accused of Serious Violations Have Done Enough to Avoid Sanctions. Experts and Insiders Disagree. — ProPublica

Nikki Haley Writes 'Finish Them!' on Israeli Bomb After Refugee Massacre : politics ... She also said on Hannity last year how if she became president we would get out of the Human Rights Council, leave the Paris Climate Agreement again), get out of the World Health Organization, and we would defund the UN as much as possible. She also has said previously she would eliminate the AHA, raise the retirement age to 70, and for school vouchers ... Back when she was governor of my state, she passed a bill that allowed people to bring loaded guns into bars. That went exactly as expected.
Anyone Who Signs a Bomb Is a Sociopath : Critics Slam Nikki Haley's Israeli Missile Stunt : politics

The Internet Archive is under a DDoS attack : technology

Ken Burns' rare Trump warning sparks MAGA outrage : politics

Senate Democrats are polling well. That could help Biden. : politics

GOP talking points are out of date. Border crossings have plummeted. : politics

Democrats plan to nominate Biden by virtual roll call to meet Ohio ballot deadline : politics

America's child marriage shame: Child marriage remains legal in most U.S. states : politics

Eschaton: The High Priests : Society has a big of a problem when it's most powerful people are utter shitheads, and the people tasked with covering them have an extreme bias towards maintaining the myth of their brilliance and superiority. -- The police in Fairfax County, Va., received an unusual phone call on Feb. 15, 2021. A young couple claimed they were being harassed by the wife of a Supreme Court justice ... and as they passed the Alito home again to exit the cul-de-sac, Mrs. Alito appeared to spit toward the vehicle.
A Supreme Court held to the lowest standards : politics
The Supreme Court Is Going Off the Rails. It's About to Get So Much Worse. : politics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges Senate to launch active investigations into Justice Samuel Alito Jan. 6 flag reports : politics
Justice Alito tells Congress he will not recuse from Jan. 6-related cases - The Washington Post Some Democrats asked whether Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. could be impartial after an upside-down flag flew at his home following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.

A dying empire led by bad people: Poll finds young voters despairing over US politics : politics

Robert De Niro, Jan. 6 officers show up for Biden campaign at Trump trial courthouse : politics
'You are gangsters': Robert De Niro clashes with pro-Trump protesters : politics

Judge Cannon rejects request for gag order against Donald Trump in classified docs case : politics
Mar-a-Lago judge scolds Jack Smith and swiftly shuts down Trump gag demand, warns of sanctions : politics

Trump's Ugly, Hateful Attacks on Media Suddenly Take a Dangerous Turn | His posting of a video of a man cursing at Joe Scarborough sends a broader message: If elected, he'll use state power to come after countless other Americans. : politics
Trump is conditioning MAGA for the next stage: Those who resist or are not sufficiently supportive will be punished : politics

"Highly inappropriate": Todd Blanche chided by judge for claiming Trump could go to prison |
Opinion | Trump's closing argument at hush money trial was extremely Trumpy - The Washington Post Trump lawyer Todd Blanche treated jurors as if they were deaf or slow. THAT. IS. A. LIE! he bellowed at them.

What happens if Trump is convicted in the hush money trial - The Washington Post - A guilty verdict for Trump in the New York trial would mean a mix of routine court processing and extraordinary logistical considerations, legal experts say.
What is likely to happen in the jury room at the Trump trial - The Washington Post The jurors in Donald Trump's Manhattan criminal trial are about to discover how weird their job really is.

Why a Trump lawyer's prison reference was so 'outrageous' - The Washington Post Not only are such arguments generally not allowed, but the judge had explicitly barred them.

If Trump Is Convicted, It's Democrats' Job to Make Sure America Cares | Say it again and again: "convicted felon Donald Trump" : politics ... It's the Democrats' job? Really? Not the job of the free press as the 4th Estate? The ones directly charged with safeguarding democracy and free society? No? Ok. Cool.

"ull panic mode": Experts say Trump mad he's "finally being treated like any other defendant" : politics

Donald Trump handed election loss in Texas : politics
Texas GOP platform calls for ban on same-sex parenting because being gay is "abnormal". The platform also calls for a ban on marriage equality and even on gender-affirming care for trans adults. : politics

Opinion | Ken Burns spells out the stakes in the election - The Washington Post The historian knows something about civil war — and moral responsibility in politics.

Biden administration took a pass on a plan to make TikTok safer - The Washington Post -- e app's executives proposed giving the Biden administration control over its U.S. operations and a kill switch if things went south. The administration declined, setting up an existential legal fight.

Texas GOP Amendment Would Stop Democrats Winning Any State Election : politics
Texas Republican Party proposes ending multiparty democracy in Texas - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Other proposed planks of the 50-page platform included proclamations that "abortion is not healthcare it is homicide" that gender-transition treatment for children is "child abuse"; calls to reverse recent name changes to military bases and "publicly honor the southern heroes"; support for declaring gold and silver as legal tender; and demands that the U.S. government disclose “all pertinent information and knowledge” of UFOs.

Lauren Boebert lags challenger Ike McCorkle by double digits, Democrat's internal poll shows : politics

It's now illegal for Minnesota libraries to ban LGBTQ+ books under this new law : books

The Demonization of Rural America | TIME

Native American children endured years of sexual abuse at boarding schools - Washington Post For decades, Catholic priests, brothers and sisters raped or molested Native American children who were taken from their homes by the U.S. government and forced to live at remote boarding schools, a Post investigation found.

A survivor of the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado describes the immediate aftermath : bestof
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A survivor of the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado describes the immediate aftermath : bestof

Star Citizen Pushes Through the $700 Million Raised Mark and No, There Still Isn't a Release Date : technology

Who (individual/company) will not be relevant in 10 years? : AskReddit

what is the most disturbing thing you have ever seen on reddit? : AskReddit

What's the wildest conspiracy theory you’ve heard that someone actually believes? : AskReddit

The science of 'superbolts,' the world's strongest lightning strikes They're 1,000 times stronger and brighter than average lightning, and scientists have finally found a cause of these dramatic flashes of electricity.

A rare 'ring of fire' eclipse is coming. Here’s how to see it.

Study finds leafy greens responsible for significant portion of U.S. foodborne illnesses and costs : science

Ayahuasca retreat participants report greater gratitude and nature appreciation after the experience, study finds : science

/u/TerribleAttitude accurately describes problems with Phoenix, AZ : bestof

barryvm comments on At Texas GOP convention, Republicans call for spiritual warfare
User barryvm explains what "spiritual warfare" actually means : bestof ... As someone who grew up in a evangelical church this is pretty much spot on. Everytime a pastor or speaker would talk about "spiritual warfare" it was ALWAYS referencing the "demonic evil forces" that "caused" things such as abortion, homosexuality, secular thinking, evolution, and more. They always presented these subjects as "demons are fighting a SPIRITUAL BATTLE against us Christians by trying to influence us with their SPIRITUAL ATTACKS! ... TL;DR: "Spiritual warfare" is just jesus-speak code for "culture war". Some actually believe its a literal spiritual magic battle, but most use it as an easy way to push their bigoted beliefs with the cloak of righteousness.

/u/FabianRo goes down an optimisation rabbit hole to find numbers that describe themselves : bestof
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Enormously exciting fossils found in New South Wales opal field suggest Australia had 'age of monotremes' : worldnews

As many as 2,000 people feared buried under Papua New Guinea landslide | CNN : worldnews

Software firm fined $74k for data breach caused by weak password; half a million users affected | The Straits Times ... SINGAPORE -- A company running online language lessons for children around the world used a password based on its website name, LingoAce, making it vulnerable to the data breach that resulted.
Software firm fined $74k for data breach caused by weak password; half a million users affected : worldnews

Visitor to Taiwan hit with $9,000 fine over roast chicken and pork combo lunch box : worldnews

Source: Ukrainian drone strikes Russian early-warning radar, traveling record-breaking 1,800 kilometers : worldnews

Biden calls Putin "brutal tyrant" : worldnews

Just before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin was telling Chancellor Scholz his ideas that Ukraine supposedly "belongs" to Russia. : worldnews

God has sent me, convinced that my energy is not biological: Prime Minister Narendra Modi : worldnews

US expected to lift ban on sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia : worldnews

Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrikes kill 35 in Gaza's Rafah as displaced people are hit - The Boston Globe
Netanyahu acknowledges 'tragic mistake' after Rafah strike kills dozens of Palestinians : worldnews
22 killed in Israeli air strike on tents for displaced people : worldnews
Eschaton: Everyone Who Is Anyone Will Pretend To Believe This Ah, yes, it was a precision strike, oopise. -- The IDF opens an investigation into the air strike in Rafah on Sunday night. The IDF says its operational assessment ahead of the strike was that no civilians were going to be harmed - Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) May 27, 2024 ... (what he means is they didn't expect there to be so many videos)

Hamas launches rocket attack towards Tel Aviv area : worldnews

Israeli Knesset to vote on declaring UNRWA a terrorist organization : worldnews

Palestinian Authority preparing to govern Gaza, say Prime Minister : worldnews
Palestinian Authority on verge of fiscal collapse as Smotrich withholds funds : worldnews ... Mahmoud Abbas is in year 19 of his 4 year term of office. Just another incompetent despot.

A Tour and Census of Palestine Year 1695: No sign of Arabian names or “Palestinians” | Palestine-Israel Conflict A Tour and Census of Palestine Year 1695: No sign of Arabian names or “Palestinians”

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 824, Part 1 (Thread #970) : worldnews

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday to join an upcoming peace summit as his country struggles to stave off unrelenting attacks by Russia in its 27-month-old invasion. : worldnews
Zelenskyy calls on world leaders, especially Biden and Xi, to support upcoming peace summit : worldnews
Ukraine's Zelenskyy gets more air defense missiles from Spain to fight deadly Russian glide bombs : worldnews

Zelensky Reports New Russian Troop Build-Up Near Kharkiv : worldnews

"We Don't Want the UN Charter to Burn Down Like These Books" - Zelensky Records Appeal Amidst Kharkiv Printing House — The printing house was targeted by Russian missiles on May 23, resulting in seven fatalities, over 20 injuries, and the destruction of 50,000 publications. Kharkiv Printing House : worldnews

First Ukrainian Pilots Graduate US F-16 Training : worldnews

Ukrainian M1 Abrams Tanks Get Elaborate 'Cope Cages,' Soviet Explosive Reactive Armor : worldnews

Russia Steps Up a Covert Sabotage Campaign Aimed at Europe : worldnews
NATO Parliamentary Assembly supports Ukraine's right to hit targets inside Russia using Western arms : worldnews

Sweden allows Ukraine to use its weapons against targets in Russia | УНН : worldnews
Swedish minister on Kyiv striking Russian soil with Western arms: Ukraine has right to defend itself : worldnews

Latvia to spend tens of millions on creating a drone army : worldnews

(1) Ukrainska Pravda in English on X: Polish Foreign Minister supports permission to attack Russia with Western weapons: Moscow does not restrain itself / X
Poland rolls out plans for fortifications along its border with Russia and Belarus : worldnews

Switzerland poised to get tough on Russian spies : worldnews

Germany and Italy come out against granting Kyiv free hand to attack Russia with allied weapons : worldnews
Germany: Ex-military officer sentenced for Russia spying : worldnews

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years : worldnews

Spain to send Patriot missiles, Leopard tanks to Ukraine in $1.23 billion package : worldnews

Flock of 100 feral chickens torments resident of Snettisham village : worldnews
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Amateur Historians Heard Tales of a Lost Tudor Palace. Then, They Dug It Up. - The New York Times In a small English village, a group of dedicated locals has unearthed the remains of a long-vanished palace that had been home to Henry VIII's grandmother.

Canada to restore right of citizens born abroad to pass citizenship to children also born outside country : worldnews

Happy Memorial Day - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Biden's Chance to Do the Right Thing in Gaza : politics ... But for seven months, Biden has allowed himself to be ignored and steamrolled by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the question now is whether the court ruling will help Biden find the gumption to pressure Israel to obey the decision ... Biden’s policy in Gaza has been a moral, practical and political failure. It has made the United States complicit in civilian deaths, including in the starvation of children

Sanders says he'll boycott Netanyahu speech : politics ... The Israel lobby spends more on Democrats than it does on Republicans
Pro-Israel Summary * OpenSecrets ... Even with the policy victories coming under a Republican president, the lobby still remained staunch Democratic contributors, giving more than $14.8 million in the 2018 midterms to mostly Democrats. This marked their third-biggest cycle ever and their biggest non-presidential cycle.

US president warns new army officers to be 'guardians of American democracy' : politics

Latest deadly weather in US kills at least 18 as storms carve path of ruin across multiple states - The Boston Globe

The Hard Problem of Bringing Trump Into Focus - The New York Times - For all the news that the former president makes, the Biden team is struggling to make the campaign about him.

A Little Bit Of Hopium - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Voting On Day 1, I'd Much Rather Be Us Than Them, Yes The Polls Were Wrong in 2022 Happy Memorial Day Weekend All!
May 24, 2024 - by Heather Cox Richardson
The Left Is Not Joe Biden's Problem. Joe Biden Is. Without a theory of change, nothing changes.
br /> The Shaky Foundation of Trump's Lead: Disengaged Voters - The New York Times - The Biden team faces questions of its own: Why have these voters backed away from him, and can his campaign find a way to reach them? By Nate Cohn - President Biden has actually led the last three Times/Siena national polls among those who voted in the 2020 election, even as he has trailed among registered voters overall. And looking back over the last few years, almost all of Mr. Trump's gains have come from these less engaged voters.

Conservative Christians are lending support - and cash - to Israel at war : worldnews

Church Says It Did Not Authorize 'People's Commencement Protest After Harvard Graduation Walkout | News | The Harvard Crimson -- Harvard-Epworth Church,

Unmasking counterprotesters who attacked UCLA's pro-Palestine encampment | CNN - some of the most dramatic attacks caught on camera that night were committed by people outside UCLA - not the university students and faculty who were eventually arrested ... The young man sporting the white mask and a white hoodie in widely shared video clips is Edan On, a local 18-year-old high school senior, his mother confirmed to CNN ... "Edan went to bully the Palestinian students in the tents at UCLA and played the song that they played to the Nukhba terrorists in prison!" his mother boasted in Hebrew on Facebook, referencing Hamas. She circled an image of him that had been broadcast on the local news.
Eschaton: One ... Oopsie: The young man sporting the white mask and a white hoodie in widely shared video clips is Edan On, a local 18-year-old high school senior, his mother confirmed to CNN, though she later said he denies being at UCLA. Video shows On joining the counterprotesters while waving a long white pole. At one point, he strikes a pro-Palestinian protester with the pole, and appears to continue to strike him even when he was down, as fellow counterprotesters piled on.

(1) Kyung Lah on X: "Here's our @CNN investigation. Others are named in this story & our digital write. They have not shown up in jail records. / X

Dobbs had the opposite effect conservatives intended: People are seeking abortions more than ever. : politics
Mississippi forces 13-year-old rape victim to carry pregnancy to term - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The reward for Republicans who try to solve problems: humiliation : politics

Sotomayor recalls closing her door and crying in despair over SCOTUS rulings : politics

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment dies in darkness - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Chris Geidner points out that there have been multiple points over the past four years where it was essentially journalistic malpractice to withhold its should-have-been scoop on flag semiotics with the Alitos:
Washington Post bombshell: Washington Post buried Alito flag story for three years Saturday's report raises many questions, several relating to the fact that the Post, at least passively, made the decision not to reveal this news many times since 2021.

Fani Willis and judge presiding over Georgia Trump election case defeat challengers : politics

Opinion | Trump's terrible week is his own doing - The Washington Post - Trump had a string of terrible debacles, and Justice Juan Merchan set the law-and-order standard ... In short, whatever the verdict, Merchan succeeded in protecting our criminal justice system. No wonder Trump detested him, smeared him with a racist insinuation and attacked the judge's daughter. What Trump could not do was provoke a mistrial or throw the case off course. And for that, American owes a debt of gratitude to Merchan.

Will the Jury Convict Trump? Here Are the Clues. - POLITICO Judgment day approaches.

'He's more delusional than I thought': Libertarians jeer Trump during convention speech
Videos of Donald Trump Getting Booed Loudly During Speech Go Viral
Donald Trump Rejected by Libertarians, Gets Less Than 1% of Vote : politics
(1) Biden-Harris HQ on X: A seething and unpopular Trump lashes out and belittles the audience as they boo him / X

RFK Jr. eliminated in first round of Libertarian Party's presidential nomination vote : politics

Donald Trump Attacks E. Jean Carroll in Memorial Day Post : politics
Donald Trump Attacks E. Jean Carroll in Memorial Day Post -- "Happy Memorial Day to All, including the Human Scum that is working so hard to destroy our Once Great Country, & to the Radical Left, Trump Hating Federal Judge in New York that presided over, get this, TWO separate trials, that awarded a woman, who I never met before (a quick handshake at a celebrity event, 25 years ago, doesn't count!), 91 MILLION DOLLARS for 'DEFAMATION,'" Trump wrote on Monday.
Trump marks Memorial Day with scathing message to 'Human Scum' : Live updates : politics

'They're hoping they can silence me': Trump's latest Truth Social rant targets Jack Smith and accuses special counsel of 'doing very bad things' in response to gag order request : politics

Former RNC Chair Says to Put Donald Trump's 'Behind in Jail' : politics

Trump told donors he will crush pro-Palestinian protests, deport demonstrators : politics

Trump Freaks Out at New York Trial Judge as Jury Deliberation Nears : politics - "The reason the Radical, highly Conflicted Judge Juan Merchan had to come up with three FAKE options for the jury to choose from, without requiring them to be unanimous, which is completely UNAMERICAN AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL, is because the Corrupt, Soros backed D.A., Alvin Bragg, couldn't come close to proving that any crime was committed," Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social. "THERE WAS NO CRIME" he continued ...

Ohio public schools are releasing kids for religious instruction during the school day. Soon, they could be required to do it. : politics

After Brown v. Board, White families pulled their kids out of Pasadena's public schools. Decades have passed, and neighborhood parents are still working toward integration.

The Danger Of Superhuman AI Is Not What You Think - NOEMA The rhetoric over "superhuman" AI implicitly erases what's most important about being human ... Attempts to erase and devalue the most humane parts of our existence are nothing new; AI is just a new excuse to do it.

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Maps AI's Rapid Advance

How Kid Rock Turned Into A Republican Mouthpiece And Trump's MAGA BFF The man born Bob Ritchie calls Trump his "bestie" and spouts right-wing talking points. Many close to him wonder what the hell happened

When Should You Cut Off Your Family Members? | Essence A new TikTok trend, #nocontactfamily, has many social media users contemplating if and when they should cut off their family members.

The Kardashians Are in Their Flop Era: More Boring Than Ever It's finally arrived: a time when the Kardashians’ lives are so boring that they're not even worth talking about. It's almost impossible to fathom. How did we get here?

My Partner and I Broke Free From Purity Culture Our pastors told us that if we saved ourselves for marriage, God would reward us with an amazing sex life. But the opposite occurred for my husband and me.

McDonald's Is Bigger Than Ever: How 'Super Size Me' Lost the Culture War - The New York Times "Super Size Me" helped lead a backlash against McDonald's. Twenty years on, the industry is bigger than ever.

Why "miles per gallon" is so deceptive - Vox And how to measure fuel economy better.

Do heat pumps work at freezing temperatures? | Heat pumps | The Guardian Critics claim that the technology is not up to the job – we examine whether the facts bear this out

How do animals get their patterns as explained by Turing mechanism | Knowable Magazine More than 70 years ago, mathematician Alan Turing proposed a mechanism that explained how patterns could emerge from bland uniformity. Scientists are still using his model - and adding new twists - to gain a deeper understanding of animal markings.

The psychology of self-control | Knowable Magazine

Jupiter may be the reason why Earth has a moon, new study hints : worldnews

CBD for dogs and cats — the latest science | Knowable Magazine - Though studies are still mixed, and products often inconsistent, many scientists have hope that cannabidiol can help canines and other furry patients suffering from arthritis, allergies and anxiety
The potential and risk of cannabinoids | Knowable Magazine Hundreds of these cannabis-related chemicals now exist, both natural and synthetic, inspiring researchers in search of medical breakthroughs - and fueling a dangerous trend in recreational use
Cannabis Oil Provides Modest Pain Relief. By the end of the study, the average pain level among participants had dropped from 7.9 to 6.6, equivalent to a 14% reduction in pain, with similar improvements in sleep, anxiety, depression, disability, and quality of life : science

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Scientists race to stop yellow-legged hornet from spreading in US | Knowable Magazine An invasive yellow-legged wasp has been decimating beehives in Europe — and bedeviling Georgia since last summer. Researchers are working nest by nest to limit the threat while developing better eradication methods.

The Mystery of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome A surprising number of people experience symptoms of this curious condition, which is named after Lewis Carroll’s heroine, who changed size after eating and drinking.

Scientists Found a Paradox in Evolution -- and It May Become the Next Rule of Biology -- A new study unexpectedly reveals that cells thrive on chaos ... Now, USC researchers want to add a new rule called "selectively advantageous instability (SAI)," which explores how instability can actually benefit a cell and a cellular organism.
Biological rules - Wikipedia

How can you tell you’re entering the Deep South in the US? : AskReddit

Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search - The Verge - The company confirmed it is taking swift action to remove some of the AI tool's bizarre responses.

Lechmere Viaduct yesterday : boston

Lidar at Mt Auburn cemetery? : boston
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'A great sadness': Venezuela is first Andean country to lose of all its glaciers : worldnews
Mexico is about to experience its highest temperatures ever recorded as death toll climbs : worldnews
Mexico City's water 'Day Zero' may come even for the wealthiest residents - The Washington Post The metropolitan area of 22 million gets about a quarter of its water from a system that is running dry. Some say it could be unable to provide water by June 26.

Heat in India: North India boils as temperatures near 50C - BBC News : worldnews (122F)

Some 45,000 Rohingya flee amid allegations of beheading, burning in Myanmar : worldnews
Reports emerge of new atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar : worldnews
Tatmadaw Deploys Chinese-Made UAVs

Burkina Faso extends military regime by five years after national consultations : worldnews

More than 100 people believed killed by a landslide in Papua New Guinea, Australian media report
UN fears 670 people buried under Papua landslide : worldnews ... If you consider multiple landslides caused by the same event, then it's the 1920 Haiyuan landslides with >250,000 deaths.
1920 Haiyuan earthquake - Wikipedia

Large number of Russian experts enter N. Korea to help spy satellite launch efforts: source | Yonhap News Agency : worldnews

After China drills, Taiwan president again extends goodwill : worldnews

Last major Arabic-style mosque in China loses its domes | China : worldnews

Vladimir Putin ready to 'freeze war in Ukraine with ceasefire recognising recent Russian gains, sources say : worldnews

(1) Daractenus on X: "The Moscow Times announces a war between FSB and the Russian MoD: "Hundreds of people of various ranks will be arrested." "The recent arrests of five top Russian military officers are likely just the first of dozens of military figures who will be jailed in a sweeping purge by by the security services, Russian government officials and sources close to the Kremlin and the Defense Ministry told The Moscow Times. Ostensibly an effort to stamp out military corruption, the Federal Security Service (FSB) is going after high-ranking generals in hopes of pinning the blame for the botched 2022 invasion of Ukraine on the military's top brass and taking control of the distribution of the army's vast budget -- all with the Kremlin's tacit approval. / X /a>

Putin Shakes Up Things at Home as His Optimism About Ukraine War Rises - The New York Times -- Despite years of criticism, President Vladimir V. Putin has only now changed his defense minister and allowed high-level corruption arrests.

Russian shell production three times greater than of Ukraine's allies : worldnews

(1) WarTranslated (Dmitri) on X: What a wonderful post that the Russian volunteer Anastasia Kashevarova shared, in the best Strelkov-Girkin style. Turns out that it's not so sensible to laugh at the "homeless hohols" who are begging for everything. The hohols somehow manage to take out equipment, manpower, and / X

European banks in Russia face awful lot of risk, Yellen says : worldnews

Russia's Mysterious Radio Signal -- A barrage of beeps, buzzes, and nonsensical words in the signal continues to spawn intriguing theories ... the station, located in Russia, has spent over 40 years broadcasting a mysterious range of beeps, buzzes, and spoken phrase ... UVB-76's activity only grew following the collapse of the Soviet Union ... All this is strange in itself, but in 2010, a wildly unexpected thing happened. (well that explains a lot)
The Buzzer UVB-76 Transmitter Site Outside of St. Petersburg, Russia - YouTube

Kadyrov's attack dog Magomed Daudov appointed Chechnya's new prime minister : worldnews

At least 24 dead, mostly children, in India amusement park fire, say officials : worldnews

Even in Saudi Arabia, Renewable Power Is Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels : worldnews

(1) U.S. Central Command on X: "25 May Red Sea Update At approximately 3:50 a.m. (Sanaa time) on May 25, Iranian-backed Houthis launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) toward the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships. This continued malign and" / X

Dispute by Iranian ex-president's allies, 'interrogator journalist' sparks firestorm -- After a helicopter crash claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions on Sunday, Ahmadinejad's decision to wear a white shirt - instead of the mourning color, black — to a meeting of Iran's Assembly of Experts drew criticism from certain government factions.

Iranian authorities have jailed a father who campaigned unsuccessfully for clemency for his 22-year-old son after he was sentenced to death in connection with 2022 protests : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #51) : worldnews

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "The War Cabinet will meet on Saturday to discuss negotiations for the hostage deal, according to a senior Israeli official." / X

There's no warrant, says Germany's Scholz when asked about arresting Netanyahu : worldnews

(1) U.S. Central Command on X: "U.S. Central Command personnel continue to team up with USAID and the UN to deliver aid to the people of Gaza via a temporary pier affixed to the beach. Aid delivered by CENTCOM personnel from the sea to the beach transfer point: • 1005 metric tons (2,214,543 pounds) total as" / X
(1) King Gwap on X: "@CENTCOM The pentagon and and the White House have both confirmed that no humanitarian aid has been delivered through this pier. None of it has reached the civilians. However, they are bringing in weapons which have successfully been delivered. Hmmm" / X

Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday to demand urgent government action to bring home hostages held in Gaza, after the bodies of several were retrieved : worldnews

Food bound for Gaza rots in the sun as Egypt's Rafah crossing stays shut : worldnews
Sources say they were duped by Egypt changing ceasefire terms for Hamas | CNN Politics

Rafah op. doesn't contradict ICJ ruling, we will continue, Israel says : worldnews
US and UK to back Israel over ICJ ruling after blurring their Rafah red lines : worldnews
Israel presses on with strikes in Gaza after World Court ruling : worldnews

US aid vessels at Gaza pier disrupted by rough seas : worldnews
Israeli activists battle over Gaza-bound aid convoys : worldnews

IDF opens investigation into masked soldier's threatening video calling for mutiny - report : worldnews

Eschaton: What Can Biden DOOOO -- I wish some good faith people (many people are not) would UPDATE THEIR PRIORS, as the kids say, a bit about Biden and recognize that they spent months running interference for him on this while his critics, who they attacked, were completely correct about how Biden's every fake criticism of Israel was indeed fake! - The US and the UK will reject the international court of justice order directing Israel to end its offensive on Rafah after slowly blurring their red lines that once stated that they could not support a military offensive in Rafah.
Eschaton: Going To Be Another Great Day For The International Rules-Based Order Jake Sullivan's soul shrivelsa bit more -- The International Court of Justice ordered Israel on Friday to "immediately halt" its offensive in Rafah, in a high-profile rebuke that adds to global pressure on Israel over its war Gaza. The court cited "exceptionally grave" developments for the extremely vulnerable population in Rafah, and said it was not convinced that the evacuation efforts Israel put in place for Palestinian civilians in Gaza are sufficient to alleviate the immense risk.

Massive Gaza rocket barrage targets Tel Aviv, central Israel : worldnews ... The rockets were fired from within Rafah, KAN has reported.

Hamas official rejects talk of new negotiations with Israel | Israel-Palestine conflict News : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 823, Part 1 (Thread #969) : worldnews

Ukrainian General Staff: Russia has lost 501,190 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 : worldnews

Zelenskyy: Putin either unhinged or had premeditated agreements on attacking Ukraine : worldnews
Putin afraid of what peace summit can achieve: Zelenskyy : worldnews

Russia Bombs Ukraine Superstore With Hundreds Inside : worldnews

(1) Volodymyr Zelenskyy / on X: Russia has launched another brutal attack on our Kharkiv – on a construction hypermarket, on Saturday, right in the middle of the day. As of now, it is believed that more than 200 people were in the hypermarket. All the emergency services are already on the site and providing .. / X
Ukraine Says Has Stopped Russia in Kharkiv, Now Pushing Back : worldnews

How Western Experts Got the Ukraine War So Wrong | Geopolitical Monitor ... Western experts exaggerated Russian military power, downplayed Ukrainian military power, ignored corruption in the Russian military, believed fairy tales about Russian military reforms, exaggerated regional divisions and under-estimated national cohesion in Ukraine. Western military reforms in Ukraine since 2014 were ignored. Meanwhile, changes in identity since 2014, the factors behind the failure of Putin's New Russia project in 2014 and the loyalty of Ukraine's Russian speakers were not considered

Russian forces may have seized first Estonian ground robot in Ukraine : worldnews

Russian jamming leaves some high-tech U.S. weapons ineffective in Ukraine : worldnews
Russia has figured out how to mess up Ukraine's crucial Starlink battlefield internet, report says : worldnews

(1) Ukrainian Front on X: During the offensive on Kharkiv, Russian losses amounted to 8 people to 1 Ukrainian, - Zelenskyi. ▪️Today Organization of collective security agreement and other structures is an opportunity to influence Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Your countries today do not influence the policy of the Kremlin, you are all under attack for 100%. / X

(1) NEXTA on X: NATO may invoke Article Five on collective defense in case of a serious cyberattack on one of the alliance countries The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated this in an interview with The Economist: "We can invoke Article Five and respond in cyberspace and in other ... / X

(1) NEXTA on X: NATO may invoke Article Five on collective defense in case of a serious cyberattack on one of the alliance countries The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated this in an interview with The Economist: "We can invoke Article Five and respond in cyberspace and in other ... / X

(1) The New Voice of Ukraine on X: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen supports the proposal by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to establish a joint Air Defense Shield in Europe, Bloomberg reported on May 23. / X

Shoppers hit by rising prices as costs seen to soar over past five years : worldnews

Poland allocates 470 million euro to counter hybrid attacks : worldnews

Romanian prosecutors arrest suspect accused of spying for Russia : worldnews

A Plasma Rocket From Nasa Could Send Humans to Mars in Just 2 Months

Berlin police clear pro-Palestinian demo, open probes: Police cleared the premises after pro-Palestinian demonstrators occupied a building at Berlin's Humboldt University for over 24 hours. Student organizers condemned the police actions : worldnews

France fights back as Russia sows disinformation to weaken support for Ukraine : NPR French authorities say the Kremlin wants to divide society in France in order to weaken support for Ukraine as it resists the Russian invasion.

More than 10,000 people reach UK in small boats since January : worldnews
More than 10,000 people reach UK in small boats since January | Reuters

Rishi Sunak: I will bring back National Service : worldnews
Conservatives plan to bring back mandatory National Service : worldnews
Corbyn expelled from Labour after announcing run as independent : worldnews

Rio de Janeiro bay reforestation shows mangroves' power to mitigate climate disasters : worldnews

A firefighter was arrested Friday in Chile on suspicion of starting a blaze in February that killed 137 people in the resort city of Vina del Mar : worldnews

The Enduring Herc - Lawyers, Guns & Money
SIERRA HOTEL: Flying Air Force Fighters in the Decade after Vietnam: Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force: 9781508674009: Books

Sanders, Omar Proposal Would 'End Absurd Corporate Welfare' for Fossil Fuel Giants : politics

"Very abnormal": Expert worries pro-Israel megadonors trying to make Dems a "pro-Netanyahu party" : politics

Biden campaign plans to get more aggressive once Trump trial ends : politics

Biden is hiring a meme manager and is willing to pay up to $85,000 : politics

Biden campaign releases ad slamming Trump on gun control 2 years after Uvalde school shooting : politics

Biden's Justice Department keeps airing his family's dirty laundry

A town wired for Republicans, even if they've gotten a touch fash lately - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Meanwhile, Merrick Garland's DOJ is vigorously prosecuting one of the great crime sprees of our times (got to keep those guardrails nice and shiny - on bothsides):

"No blaming it on his spouse": Critics say seditious Alito flags expose his "Christian nationalism" : politics
Opinion | Durbin needs to get off the stick and act on Alito - The Washington Post - Passivity in the face of Supreme Court corruption is unacceptable.
Megyn Kelly: Is Sam Alito really that different than any Jersey Shore meathead who bought a "Let's Go Brandon" flag from - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Jay Willis on X: "oh you think it’s bad that a Supreme Court justice is a “stop the steal” conspiracy theorist? what if I told you some random dipshit is, too? I am very smart" / X
Democratic senators request meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over flags flown at Alito's homes : politics

There's No Sense of Shame at the Supreme Court : politics

Fani Willis files appeal against decision to dismiss charges in election interference case : politics ... For the unaware. These were the charges the judge said needed to be restated or retried. They weren't "thrown out", he even said to bring them up again cleaned up

Trump Tells Putin to Keep Wall Street Journal Reporter Hostage Through Election : politics

Trump's "Biden the assassin" fantasy is pure projection : politics

Trump Libertarian convention speech: Former president repeatedly booed - Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech
Some actual libertarians show up to Libertarian convention - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Aaron Rupar on X: "TRUMP: Now I think you should nominate me or at least vote for me LIBERTARIAN NATIONAL CONVENTION: Boooooo!" / X
(1) Sonny Bunch on X: "Trump versus the Libertarian Party is the purest “let them fight” situation I’ve seen in some time." / X

Trump's fascist talk is what's 'poisoning the blood of our country' : politics

There Is Literally Nothing Trump Can Say That Will Stop Republicans from Voting for Him : politics

"I think they're building an army": Trump spews anti-immigrant sentiments at rally in the Bronx : politics

Trump Doubles Down, Seeking Fossil Fuel Cash at Private Houston Lunch | The event came just days after the city was walloped by a violent storm. : politics

Behind Trump's courthouse spectacle a dark reality remains concealed: Project 2025 would destroy the United States and make Trump a defacto king : politics

Donald the Dove cottons to Senate's most bloodthirsty authoritarian - Lawyers, Guns & Money

An inexhaustible supply of marks - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump Media is a staggeringly unprofitable company with no conceivable prospect for becoming profitable:

Trumpworld Claims 25,000 People Attended His Rally. Aerial Shots Show Otherwise. : politics
MAGA Idiots Fail to Spin Away Embarrassing Fact on Trump Bronx Rally | This pathetic lie will brighten your day. : politics
Trump appeared on stage at his Bronx rally with two rappers charged in a felony gang case : politics

As 'The Apprentice' Seeks Cannes Sale, Trump Team Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Block Film’s Release : politics

Cognitive Decline? Trump Brags About Putting His Pants On by Himself : politics

Mark Cuban defends Biden, bashes Trump on economy : politics

Donald Trump's post about Evan Gershkovich sparks fury: "Disgusting" : politics ... So funny how the hostages got released on Reagan inauguration. how did it go again, drugs for guns to the contras to free hostages . Or something like that.

Nikki Haley Shows Us Who She Really Is: a Coward : politics ... Vivik Ramadong ... That ubiquitous Gungadin has no moral core

ACLU sues Washington state to stop 'Parents Bill of Rights' initiative from becoming law : politics "Parental rights" to teach their kids that gays deserve death and that slavery wasn't actually bad

Gavin Newsom signs bill to help people in Arizona get abortions in California : politics

At least 66 members of far-right group in rural Oregon standing for office : politics ... At least 66 members of an anti-government group founded by far-right militia figure Ammon Bundy have attempted to win local positions of influence in the Republican party in Oregon, the Guardian can reveal.

Pronouns and tribal affiliations are now forbidden in South Dakota public university employee emails : politics

Families of Uvalde shooting victims suing gun manufacturer, Instagram, video game company : politics

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,635 - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is the grave of Douglas Fairbanks.

Study: Brooklyn Lost 50 Chain Stores in 2023 Amid NYC Drop National chain stores in New York City are closing down at an historic pace, according to one study.

Here's what really killed Red Lobster - Fast Company ... That wasn’t the only time a Red Lobster owner helped itself while hurting the company. In 2016, Golden Gate sold a 25% stake in the company for $575 million to a seafood company called Thai Union ...

Ancient viruses embedded in human DNA millions of years ago may play a role in raising people’s risks of depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The viral genes have unusual activity levels in people who have a higher genetic risk of experiencing these mental health conditions : science

The Dark Forest theory in '3 Body Problem,' explained -- The chilling theory depicted in the Netflix series '3 Body Problem' is just one explanation for our lack of encounters with extraterrestrial intelligence.

Who was Cleopatra?

Should you be concerned about your microwave? - Though there are isolated and rare cases of radiation injury from microwave use, experts say they emit less electromagnetic radiation than candles.

These bug repellents actually work—if you use them correctly - Even the best products can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Here's what the EPA recommends—and what experts say are completely ineffective. (DEET the best)

Website offers free, practical advice for caregivers of dementia patients - The Washington Post - A first-of-its-kind website offers caregivers a comprehensive approach to managing combativeness and other neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia ... More than 16 million unpaid caregivers - primarily family members and friends - help people with dementia live at home. (An estimated 20 percent of patients live in institutional settings ... DICE is also designed to help avoid the knee-jerk prescribing of psychoactive medications that have potentially serious side effects ... anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin, whose use has been on the rise despite safety concern
Gabapentin (Oral Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic ... vision changes, clumsiness, unsteadiness, dizziness, drowsiness, sleepiness, or trouble with thinking

Home | The DICE Approach - Are you are caregiver of a person with dementia?
How to support someone going through a life-altering loss - The Washington Post - Listen, be specific in offers of help, don't assume the pain is over, know the power of small gestures and keep showing up.

How dreams and nightmares change as you get older - The Washington Post - While dream content can be difficult to analyze, scientists agree that several themes frequently emerge starting in childhood and through different life stages ... Children typically have more animals in their dreams than adults ... Children also have more nightmares, which goes against the idea of childhood as being blissful and carefree and innocent ... How women's dreams change as they age ...

Flat Tires: How A Divisive Debate Over Cambridge Bike Lanes Left Everyone Unsatisfied | News | The Harvard Crimson : CambridgeMA
Flat Tires: How A Divisive Debate Over Cambridge Bike Lanes Left Everyone Unsatisfied | News | The Harvard Crimson

Karen Read trial: How Friday's testimony unfolded


'Boiling not warming': Marine life suffers as Thai sea temperatures hit record : worldnews ... once the air is hotter than you, it's not "wind chill" but "convection oven"

China Coast Guard: We can detain trespassers : worldnews
Philippines warns against arrest of its fishermen under Beijing's 'trespassing' law : worldnews

Philippines battles measles, whooping cough outbreaks: UNICEF : worldnews

Taiwan scrambles jets, puts forces on alert as China calls new war games powerful punishment for the island : worldnews
China surrounds Taiwan in surprise 'punishment' military drills : worldnews
The world's top chipmakers can flip a 'kill switch' should China invade Taiwan, Bloomberg reports : worldnews ... The problem for them was that it became basically impossible once Taiwan saw how free thought in Hong Kong was dismantled ... Yup. Hong Kong was supposed to be "safe" until 2035 before it was "fully integrated" into China. China broke their promise 15 years early. NOBODY is going to give China another chance like that again.

China to help Russia ramp up war on Ukraine, warns Grant Shapps : worldnews

Deputy Russian military chief of staff jailed for bribery in latest arrest of high defense official A new bribery arrest, fourth in just a few months, exposes a growing corruption scandal within Russia's defense ministry -- The arrest of Lt. Gen. Vadim Shamarin followed the arrest this week of Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, a former top commander in Russia's offensive in Ukraine, also on bribery charges.
Russia has arrested a number of generals and military leaders in recent weeks, seeking to overhaul an army hierarchy seen as corrupt and inefficient in an reinvigorated push for victory in Ukraine : worldnews
Two more Russian officials arrested in widening military corruption probe : worldnews
(1) Shashank Joshi on X: "And another one! "A man has been charged with assisting Russian intelligence after being arrested by UK counter-terror police...Mr Phillips was arrested under new National Security Act powers"" / X
(1) max seddon on X: "To arrest one senior Russian military figure on corruption charges looks like carelessness. To arrest four in a month, and fire the defense minister, looks like a purge:" / X

US assets in Russia to be used as compensation for confiscated Russian assets in US : worldnews

Putin decree outlines Russian response to any US seizure of frozen assets : worldnews

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convinced to be 'emissary of God', questions his biological origins : worldnews
A Leak of Biometric Police Data in India Is a Sign of Things to Come : worldnews

US expected to designate Kenya as major non-NATO ally, source says | Reuters : worldnews

Surge in sexual violence against women and girls in Darfur : worldnews

Iran's Khamenei tells visiting Hamas chief that Israel 'will one day be eliminated' : worldnews

Israel-Hamas war update: Bodies of 3 hostages recovered in Gaza
Video shows Hamas abduction of female IDF spotters on Oct. 7 : worldnews
Israel to Restart Gaza Talks After Hostage Video Sparks Outrage : worldnews

Israel Warns Of Serious Consequences For Ties With Ireland, Norway And Spain For Recognising Palestinian State : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 820, Part 1 (Thread #966) : worldnews

At least seven killed in Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv region : worldnews

Zelenskyy: Russia can destroy Ukraine's cities, lives because of restrictions on defense, lack of long-range weapons : worldnews
NYT: Blinken favors lifting ban on Ukrainian strikes inside Russia with US arms : worldnews
The US is thinking about letting Ukraine use its weapons to strike Russia, even if it enrages Putin: report : worldnews
Russia says it will strike British targets if UK weapons are used to hit its territory : worldnews

US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say : worldnews
UK-supplied drones have destroyed over $1.2 billion of Russian military gear in Ukraine, says UK official : worldnews

Over 3,000 Ukrainian convicts apply to serve in army : worldnews

Norway to block entry for most Russian tourists : worldnews

Bosnian Serb leader threatens secession ahead of UN genocide vote : worldnews
UN approves annual commemoration of 1995 Srebrenica genocide, over strong opposition from Serbs : worldnews
UN Approves Srebrenica Genocide Resolution, As Some Serbs Remain Defiant : worldnews

Germany has too many solar panels, and it's pushed energy prices into negative territory : worldnews

France investigating whether Russia behind graffiti on Holocaust memorial : worldnews

Hundreds of mammoth bones discovered in Austrian wine cellar : worldnews

(1) Shashank Joshi on X: "And another one! "A man has been charged with assisting Russian intelligence after being arrested by UK counter-terror police...Mr Phillips was arrested under new National Security Act powers"" / X

9 dead, 54 injured as wind causes stage collapse at Mexico election rally : worldnews

Trudeau cabinet withholding documents on foreign interference from inquiry : worldnews
Canada's Federal panel lists 35 'plausible' future threats to Canada and the world. Topping the list is the threat to society posed by disinformation and artificial intelligence. : worldnews ... PHC's report says that in as little as three years, the world's 'information ecosystem' could be flooded with misinformation and disinformation created by both people and artificial intelligence, leading to increased distrust and social fragmentation, isolating people in 'separate realities' and compromising public decision-making.

Just 10 "superspreader" users on Twitter were responsible for more than a third of the misinformation posted over an 8-month period, finds a new study. In total, 34% of "low credibility" content posted to the site between January and October 2020 was created by 10 users based in the US and UK. : science ,,, According to the Post article, the newest whistleblower alleges Facebook Communications vice-president Tucker Bounds shrugged off Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election when it bought social media ads to spread disinformation. The whistleblower said Bounds said, "It will be a flash in the pan. Some legislators will get pissy. And then in a few weeks they will move onto something else. Meanwhile, we are printing money in the basement and we are fine." ... Tucker Bounds is also a republican operative ... it's revealing that wapo does not disclose his background in their article. (FB is responsible for Trump)

/u/JayEllGii describes the bizarre, confusing, and terrifying reality of political ignorance in America : bestof

Long before Key Bridge collapse, Baltimore mariners warned of 'ship strikes' - The Washington Post

Pollsters diagnose young vote's with 'Trumpnesia' : politics

FBI Informant Behind U.S. Drone Strike Says He's Living a Nightmare The man says he has been forced into hiding after his car was torched, his home was broken into, and his relatives were threatened.

Clarence Thomas Makes a Full-Throated Case for Racial Gerrymandering : politics
Clarence Thomas attacks Brown v. Board ruling amid 70th anniversary : politics

Supreme Court Sides With Republicans Over South Carolina Voting Map - The New York Times The case concerned a constitutional puzzle: how to distinguish the roles of race and partisanship in drawing voting maps when Black voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats.

Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot : politics

Judge Outlines 'Shell Game' Played with Classified Docs at Mar-a-Lago "Strong evidence" of Trump directing the purloined papers scheme.

'These are crazy people': Schiff calls out Mike Johnson and Trump's courthouse MAGA cheerleaders : politics

Natalie Harp: Gatekeeper to the Reich - emptywheel
Meet Trump's 'Human Printer' - by Marc A. Caputo -- Her name is Natalie Harp. She’s 32. And she has unbelievable access to the man who might be president again.

'These are crazy people': Schiff calls out Mike Johnson and Trump's courthouse MAGA cheerleaders : politics

Most believe Trump guilty of crime as his NYC trial comes to an end, CBS News poll finds : politics

RFK Jr.'s Adviser Leaves Campaign, Citing 'Hateful and Divisive Atmosphere' - The New York Times - Angela Stanton King, a former Trump supporter who joined the campaign in December, was a high-profile figure in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s circle.

By signing bill deleting climate change from FL law, DeSantis shows he's living in denial | Record high temperatures and dying coral reefs are conditions he claims only zealots care about : politics ... If it gets too hot he can just outlaw thermometers.

Nikki Haley Savagely Dragged Over Her Trump Endorsement - Haley says she'll vote for Trump in November. And everyone is rightfully calling her out for it. : politics

Watch: Ted Cruz Loses It When Asked if He’ll Accept Election Results : politics

Ohio Elections Official Says He Will Soon Exclude Biden From the Ballot : politics

VA Quietly Fast-Tracking MDMA Therapy for Veterans With PTSD With FDA approval on the horizon, an internal document lays out measures to treat PTSD and stanch the suicide crisis.

Do you need a college degree to succeed? Here's what the data shows. - CBS News ... Young women without college degrees have, in some respects, fared better than young men, partly due to their expanding job opportunities. Their earnings have bumped up from about $35,000 annually in 1973 to $36,000 today. But young women with college degrees still earn far more, at about $65,000 per year, Pew found.

South African firm partners with Nobel-winning scientist to develop mRNA vaccines that target diseases that have plagued Africa for decades : worldnews

A Nearby Planet Could Be Earth 2.0 Or An 'Evil Twin,' Say Scientists : worldnews
A Nearby Planet Could Be Earth 2.0 Or An 'Evil Twin,' Say Scientists Gliese 12 b is an exoplanet, the name astronomers give to any planet found orbiting a star other than our sun. It orbits very close to a red dwarf star called Gliese 12, which is in the constellation of Pisces in the night sky.

The Prophet Who Failed, by Emily Harnett After the apocalypse that wasn't - Elizabeth Clare Prophet,

Prosecutors move to seize nearly $590,000 they say a Dorchester couple had stuffed in carry-on bags for a flight to California : boston

WZLX changed up their morning show, and I'm not a fan. : boston

A toll to drive downtown? As New York experiments, Boston watches : boston

How psychopathic / sadistic is your part of Greater Boston measuring with ... loud cars? : boston

Inside three unique stores on the Cape. -- Stores on Cape Cod evoke the era of the headshop, with hand-made tie-dye, used records, incense, and lots of crystals


NOAA 2024 hurricane forecast for Atlantic calls for historic number of storms Officials said all the elements are 'coming together' for multiple tropical storms to spin up in the ocean waters
NOAA 2024 hurricane forecast for Atlantic calls for historic number of storms - Up to 13 hurricanes forecast.

Australia reports first human avian flu infection : worldnews

Russia's Maj Gen Ivan Popov, who criticised leadership of Ukraine war, arrested in corruption purge : worldnews

Journalist and wife face being labelled by Russia as extremist group : worldnews

How does Israel-Hamas war end? Israel faces only bad options.

Israeli state attorney reject ICC request to arrest Netanyahu : worldnews

US worried Netanyahu may torpedo normalisation deal with Saudi Arabia : worldnews

US 'concerned' by Israel's isolation, Biden national security adviser says : worldnews

Nearly 70% of Gaza aid from US-built pier stolen : worldnews
Pentagon says none of the aid unloaded from US pier off coast of Gaza has been delivered to broader Palestinian population | CNN Politics : worldnews
Israeli soldiers and police tipping off groups that attack Gaza aid trucks : news

Israel says it will return video equipment seized from The Associated Press, hours after shutting down AP's Gaza video feed - CBS News

Eschaton: Vibes From an electoral perspective, "the president appearing to have his wallet stolen regularly by a country smaller (population) than Sweden" isn't a great look ... I mean, even if you approve of what's going on there, our guy getting pantsed daily isn't how it's supposed to be for The United States Of Fucking America. Big loser energy .. Netanyahu has said no to all of it. He did, though, show his gratitude to Biden by having his parliamentary majority give Elise Stefanik, a hack Republican congresswoman with no foreign policy standing whatsoever - and a person groveling to become Donald Trump's vice president -- the extraordinary honor of giving an address Sunday in the Knesset, where she slammed the U.S. president and praised Trump.

Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted - The kind of revelation that they should have had last October. The Biden administration fears Israel is disastrously squandering its opportunity for victory against Hamas, losing its best chance to eliminate the group' s hold on Gaza and threat to the Israeli people ... Of course if they really believed this was genuinely an effort by Israel to get rid of Hamas, instead of murdering or expelling as many Palestinians as they could get away with before the US stopped them, then Biden's people are dumber than I imagine!

'A pack of lies.' Israeli Prime Minister denies he is starving civilians in Gaza as a method of war : worldnews

Biden and the ICC - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's obvious to anyone who isn't a hopeless partisan on the issue that the Israeli government is committing systematic war crimes in Gaza, in a manner that’s fairly analogous to the ways the Russian government is committing systematic war crimes in Ukraine ... For example, it’s become Israeli government policy to starve the civilian population of Gaza. Part of that policy includes allowing right wing terrorist groups to block international food aid: Palestinian lorry drivers delivering aid to Gaza have described "barbaric" scenes after their vehicles were blocked and vandalised by Israeli settlers ("murderous invaders")

Israel will not transfer much-needed funds to the Palestinian Authority in the wake of the decision by three European countries to recognize a Palestinian state : worldnews

Swedish commander: Putin aims to control Baltic Sea, has his eye on Gotland Island : worldnews
Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says : worldnews

The Moscow Times: Russia unilaterally decides to redraw maritime borders with Lithuania and Finland in the Baltic Sea - Euromaidan Press : worldnews

Norway's prime minister says Norway is formally recognizing Palestine as a state : worldnews
Ireland, Norway, and Spain to recognise Palestinian state next week : news

UK defence minister says intelligence has evidence of Chinese lethal aid to Russia : worldnews
The Tory Mess - Lawyers, Guns & Money There will be a British election in early July, which will almost certainly lead to the Tories being disposed of by large margins:
What Have Fourteen Years of Conservative Rule Done to Britain? | The New Yorker - Living standards have fallen. The country is exhausted by constant drama. But the U.K. can't move on from the Tories without facing up to the damage that has occurred.

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest - World News : worldnews

Eternal sunshine - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... A new Harris poll indicates that half of Americans believe that unemployment is at a 50-year high, when it is pretty much at a 50-year low.

Biden's federal judge picks are majority non-White and female - The Washington Post

US believes Russia launched space weapon in American satellite path − Reuters : worldnews ... I love the timing! Russia tries to get everyone at the UN to agree not to use space weapons while using space weapons.. hahaha

Russia last week launched a satellite that US intelligence officials believe to be a weapon capable of inspecting and attacking other satellites, the US Space Command said Tuesday as the Russian spacecraft trails a US spy satellite in orbit : worldnews

Biden administration suspends funding for Peter Daszak, scientist at center of COVID lab leak theory ... The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter to Peter Daszak on Tuesday, less than a week after the agency took similar action against Daszak's organization, EcoHealth Alliance (EHA)

Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers : politics

Harvard commencement: Hundreds of students walk out in protest

How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students | The Nation Documents reveal a pattern of targeted monitoring: administrator presence at rallies, police surveillance of social media, and coordination between campus, local, and state police.

Eschaton: "Equivalence" Biden's people and nutbags like Lindsey Graham are in agreement that it was WRONG WRONG WRONG for the ICC to establish an "equivalence" between Hamas and Israel. Of course if they had requested to charge Netanyahu and not Hamas that would have been worse. The only solution was, of course, not to charge Netanyahu!

Another check-in with the information security candidate - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Another check-in with the information security candidate - Lawyers, Guns & Money I am beginning to think that Republicans who claimed that the secure treatment of classified information was the most important issue facing the country in 2016 and that violators should be locked up in federal prison were not acting entirely in good faith: Four months after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago estate, Donald Trump's attorneys discovered four documents marked "classified" in his personal bedroom.

Lawmakers blast Alito over Jan. 6-related flags flown at his homes
Crazy Sammy's House of Neoconfederacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Because nothing in contemporary American politics is ever subtle, the week in which Sam Alito's hobby of hanging seditionist flags was revealed is also the week the Supreme Court upheld South Carolina's racial gerrymander. And of course the Chief handed the case to his most trusted lieutenant on issues of race and voting rights:
Dems Call for Alito to Recuse Himself From Jan. 6 Cases Over Upside-Down Flag : politics

Supreme Court Architect Flew Same 'Appeal to Heaven' Flag as Alito : politics

Supreme Court's Samuel Alito problem compounded by Donald Trump's immunity case : politics
Lawmakers blast Alito over Jan. 6-related flags flown at his homes
Justice Samuel Alito: Second provocative flag at another home
Rebel rebel - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... I mean to be fair you’re better off appealing to Heaven these days than to the Supreme Court:

Dick Durbin and the Ballad of the Blue Slip - Lawyers, Guns & Money The current Democratic leadership of the World’s Worst Deliberative Body is considering reinstating one of its worst rules:

Smartmatic alleges Newsmax has deleted evidence in lawsuit over false vote-rigging claims : politics ... The new filing refers to specific text messages in which Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy referred to Trump's attorney Sidney Powell, which Smartmatic says were deleted from Ruddy's devices but saved by other witnesses and provided to the plaintiffs during discovery

Garland calls Trump's false FBI search claim extremely dangerous : politics

Democrat ruled 'out of order' after listing off Trump's legal woes on the House floor : politics ... Action on the floor of the House of Representatives paused for more than an hour Wednesday after Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., listed off the criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

A Hidden Variable in the Presidential Race: Fears of ‘Trump Forever’ : politics

Additional classified records found in Trump's bedroom after Mar-a-Lago search : politics

Trump deletes 'unified Reich' Truth Social video after furious backlash : politics

MAGA Lawyer Gets Dismantled by His Own Damning Trump Emails : politics

Trump trial ends - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... As for the odds of a guilty verdict, having followed the case somewhat closely, and in the wake of the absence of even an attempt at a defense, I think they’re pretty good. But I certainly wouldn't be surprised by a hung jury, for obvious reasons. Buckle up.

Marco Rubio Says He Might Not Accept the 2024 Election Results, Because That's a Requirement of Potential Trump VPs Now : politics

Speaker Johnson loses his three top aides who quit together yesterday. I wonder why? : PoliticalHumor

Our Vaccination Heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Fani Willis Says 'No One Above The Law' In Victory Speech : politics
Fani Willis calls Jim Jordan a 'clown' : politics
Trump prosecutor Fani Willis wins Democratic primary in Fulton County DA race : politics

Steven Kramer, the political consultant behind robocall that faked Biden's voice, indicted in N.H. on 13 felonies The Federal Communications Commission has proposed slapping Steven Kramer of New Orleans with a $6 million fine

Louisiana House passes bill making abortion pills controlled substances - The Washington Post No other state has taken such action. Debate on the measure, which the governor is expected to sign into law, raised fears of harm to reproductive health care.

Florida prepares for near-total abortion ban to take effect - The Washington Post

GOP Rep. Greg Murphy discloses tumor in his skull, will be absent from House for surgery OP Rep. Greg Murphy announced on Tuesday that he has a likely benign tumor in the base of his skull and will be absent from Congress as he undergoes surgery.

Montana's real estate bonanza turns political as property taxes soar - The Washington Post The downside of the pandemic-powered boom has gripped state legislatures across the West and is a hot campaign issue in Montana's gubernatorial race.

Rising waters plague septic tanks, threatening pollution and health risks - Washington Post - The drowning south - A hidden threat - Fast-rising seas could swamp septic systems in parts of the South

North Idaho primary features internal Republican battle over extremism - The Washington Post North Idaho has beaten the far right before. Now renegade Republicans are seeking to root it out of their own party, with a crucial test in Tuesday's primary.

RFK Jr. on the ballot in 5 states, despite campaign saying it's 15

Insane footage of a tornado today in Iowa. : videos
Kent Street in Greenfield, Iowa before & after today’s extremely violent tornado. This took seconds : pics
Drone video shows destruction, path of Greenfield, Iowa tornado - YouTube
Drone footage of that Tornado in Iowa which took out the wind turbines. : videos

A record number of youth are dying from opioid use - The Washington Post The new trend has shocked many pediatricians, who say they feel unprepared to provide counseling on opioid addiction.

Microsoft being investigated over new 'Recall' AI feature that tracks your every PC move : worldnews

Exactly how stupid was what OpenAI did to Scarlett Johansson? : technology
OpenAI didn't copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT, records show - The Washington Post A different actress was hired to provide the voice for ChatGPT's 'Sky,' according to documents and recordings shared with the Washington Post.

85% of Neuralink implant wires are already detached, says patient : technology

Is Dark Matter's Main Rival Theory Dead? There's bad news from the Cassini spacecraft and other recent tests.

Why did T. rex have such tiny arms? | Live Science Tyrannosaurus rex and many of its theropod cousins had large bodies but tiny arms. What gives?
How many T. rexes were there? Billions. - Berkeley News By analyzing what's known about the dinosaur, paleontologists conclude there were 2.5 billion T. rex over the 2.4-million-year existence of the species

Making the Most of Mental Health Awareness Month

How to find hidden cameras in an Airbnb, according to a professional - The Washington Post Start with plugged-in objects, then activate your phone's flashlight, a security consultant says.
Parents called for mental health help. Police arrived and fatally shot their son. : news

What are some life skills that people no longer seem to have? : AskReddit

Welcome to the Age of Psychedelic Inequality | The Nation Psychedelic-assisted therapies have been hailed as the wave of the future. They're also becoming big business. What if most people can't afford them?

Is "Love Is Blind" a Toxic Workplace? | The New Yorker | Reality-TV contestants are barely paid, and the experience can feel like abuse. Former cast members of Netflix's megahit are speaking out—and calling for solidarity.

Explorer Bear is the portable fridge that says goodbye to ice | Popular Science Boasting a 75L capacity, it's ideal for transporting food and beverages on any adventure.

Keeping It in the Family: Why We Pick the Partners We Do Wading into the intriguing research on choosing a mate.

A long-term Australian study of period pain and its effects on around 1,600 teen girls' regular activities found about a third of 14-year-olds have experienced serious menstrual pain - defined as 'very painful' or 'quite painful' - while around half of girls aged between 16 &18 have experienced it. : science

Study finds microplastics in blood clots, linking them to higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. Of the 30 thrombi acquired from patients with myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis, or ischemic stroke, 24 (80%) contained microplastics. : science

Why Fish Oil Supplements Can Be Dangerous for the Heart
What caused the carnian pluvial event ? And is it true that it rained for 2 milion years ? : askscience

By combining brain scans and nutritional intake data, a new study has found a nutrient profile that puts the brakes on brain aging | What's more, that profile matches an easy-to-follow popular eating plan that's been proven to convey multiple benefits. : science ... Specifically, those with younger brains had good levels of fatty acids, carotenoids, choline, two forms of vitamin E, and antioxidants in their blood. That's a nutritional profile which closely matches that of the Mediterranean diet.

The Navy Is Trading Guns for Hypersonic Power on the Zumwalt Destroyers

The 7 Best Calculators of 2024 - Best Scientific Calculator

What I've Learned: Stephen King. "I've been in recovery a day at a time for a long time now." : books

Apple needs to explain that bug that resurfaced deleted photos : technology

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,634 - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is the grave of Charles Francis Adams III.

How ECMO Is Redefining Death | The New Yorker A medical technology can keep people alive when they otherwise would have died. Where will it lead?

Greater Boston home prices hit a median of $950,000, a new record ... The 16 percent increase over April 2023 is a sobering reminder that the unmitigated housing crisis is pushing homeownership further and further out of reach for many buyers. While debates about how to solve the issue intensify, the latest market report underscored that there is no clear or immediate path to a solution.

GBH lays off 31 employees 'Really disturbing': GBH lays off 31 employeesThe job losses affected 13 departments and represented 4 percent of the workforce

Karen Read trial: Follow live updates as testimony continues

Dog attacks four people in Brighton, police say



Ocean water is rushing miles underneath the Doomsday Glacier with potentially dire impacts on sea level rise ... Thwaites, which already contributes 4% to global sea level rise, holds enough ice to raise sea levels by more than 2 feet. But because it also acts as a natural dam to the surrounding ice in West Antarctica, scientists have estimated its complete collapse could ultimately lead to around 10 feet of sea level rise -- a catastrophe for the world's coastal communities.
Ocean water is rushing miles underneath the Doomsday Glacier with potentially dire impacts on sea level rise , according to new research which used radar data from space to perform an X-ray of the crucial glacier. : technology

Report Reveals 'Catastrophic Decline' of Migratory Fish Worldwide : worldnews ... apparently we have destroyed (eaten / killed) over 80% of the fish population...

Sting on Japanese Mob Boss Highlights Atomic Trafficking Threat : worldnews

South Korean government vows stern response to Tokyo's pressure on Naver : worldnews

YouTube Blocks Anti-War Videos at Russia's Request -- Agentstvo : worldnews

IDF says Hezbollah's coastal rocket commander killed in drone strike : worldnews

Ebrahim Raisi, president of Iran, hours before his death, this morning. : pics

IDF succeeds in evacuating almost 1 million from Rafah in 2 weeks : worldnews

Sources say they were 'duped' by Egypt changing ceasefire terms for Hamas | CNN Politics : worldnews
An Egyptian spy single-handedly ruined the Israel-Hamas cease-fire: CNN : worldnews

CENTCOM: over 569 tons of aid delivered across floating pier into Gaza : worldnews

What to know about Gaza's death toll data - Vox Revised data from the health ministry turned into a debate about the war's human cost. That death toll remains devastating.

Israel tries to contain fallout over ICC warrant requests

Report: Netanyahu blocked Israeli intel chiefs from meeting US officials multiple times since Oct. 7 : worldnews

Netanyahu has condemned the move by war crimes prosecutor to seek his arrest : worldnews

Exclusive: Donald Trump foreign policy advisers met Israeli PM Netanyahu, source says | Reuters

Israeli soldiers and police tipping off groups that attack Gaza aid trucks - Individual members of Israel's security forces are tipping off far-right activists and settlers to the location of aid trucks delivering vital supplies to Gaza, enabling the groups to block and vandalise the convoys : worldnews

AP wins team picture story of the year, Poyipics discussion : Journalism
Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law : worldnews

Amal Clooney played key role in request for ICC arrest warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant : worldnews ... Juan Carlos Salazar, the Secretary General of the UN, put this panel that included Clooney together. So if you’ve seen Juan, you've seen Amal ... You beautiful bastard you did it!

Putin starts tactical nuke drills near Ukraine : worldnews

The lowest rainbow I've ever seen. (Tata, Hungary) : pics

Assange wins right to challenge US extradition : worldnews

Howler monkeys suffering heatstroke amid Mexico heatwave : worldnews

'Grave Mistake': Yellen Under Fire for Opposing Global Billionaires Tax | "To reject the very idea of a global minimum tax on billionaires is to cede control of our economies and our democracies to oligarchs and plutocrats," warned one progressive critic over the U.S. Treasury Secretary's position. : politics ... Oxfam International calculated earlier this year that a 5% wealth tax targeting multimillionaires and billionaires in G20 countries could raise around $1.5 trillion a year in revenue globally. Such funds, the group said, would be "enough to end global hunger, help low- and middle-income countries adapt to climate change, and bring the world back on track to meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)—and still leave more than $546 billion to invest in inequality-busting public services and climate action in G20 countries."

Deathstyles of the rich and languorous - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Fantasy Deportation Games - Lawyers, Guns & Money- Trump continues to rave about deporting immigrants. Radley Balko runs the numbers.
Trump's deportation army - by Radley Balko - The Watch The former president's vow to deport 15 million people is the cruelest, most illiberal, most openly authoritarian campaign promise in modern U.S. history. Oh, and it would also destroy the economy.

Biden: What's happening in Gaza is not genocide : worldnews
Conditioning Aid to Israel Would Boost Support for Biden in Key States, New Poll Finds : politics

Broad Public Support for Legal Abortion Persists 2 Years After Dobbs : politics ... About six-in-ten (63%) say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. This share has grown 4 percentage points since 2021 -- the year prior to the 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturned Roe.

Judging without law: the ballad of Sam Alito - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Justice Samuel Alito: The Republican Party's man inside the Supreme Court - Vox

America's most powerful Newsmax grandpa - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Polls Probably Aren't Lying - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Joe Biden may very well lose this election and Donald Trump may very well be the 47th president of the United Stat

Trump on Restricting Access to Contraception: 'We're Looking at That' : politics
Trump suggests he is open to states restricting access to birth control : politics
How American Women Could Lose the Right to Birth Control : politics

Lawyers found classified docs in Trump's bedroom 4 months after Mar-a-Lago search : politics

Trump's Defense Rests Case in Hush Money Trial Without Calling Trump as Witness : politics

Trump posts video referencing 'unified Reich' if reelected : politics
White House slams ‘sickening’ video shared by Trump referencing ‘unified Reich’ : politics
Unified Reich Theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The 30-second video appeared on Trump's account at a time when the presumptive Republican nominee for president, while seeking to portray President Joe Biden as soft on antisemitism, has himself repeatedly faced criticism for using language and rhetoric associated with Nazi Germany.
This is America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Here’s the lede of the ABC News story reporting on the fact that Donald Trump's campaign posted Nazi rhetoric on his campaign web site yesterday:

Donald Trump's "glitch" during NRA speech raises questions : politics

Brutal Donald Trump Biopic 'The Apprentice' Gets 8-Minute Cannes Standing Ovation as Director Says It's Time to Make Movies Political Again : politics

Trump Campaign Threatens Legal Action Over 'The Apprentice' Movie : 'This Garbage Is Pure Fiction'
Donald Trump Rape Scene in 'The Apprentice' Ignites Cannes Controversy Over Rape Scene
Sebastian Stan Earns Cannes Ovation Playing Trump in 'The Apprentice' ... Time to Make Movies Political Again

The MAGA memory hole - The Atlantic Many Republicans continue their collective amnesia about Trump.
The MAGA Memory Hole : politics

Michigan county refused to certify vote, prompting fears of a growing election threat this fall - CBS News : politics

Alabama's War on Women : politics

Jasmine Crockett moves to trademark 'bleach blonde bad built butch body' : politics
"Bad-Built Butch Body" Is Trademarked—and MTG Is Not Handling It Well : politics

TV meteorologist blasts Florida's new 'Don't Say Climate Change' law amid oppressive heat : politics
TV meteorologist blasts Florida's new climate law | CNN

Inside Oracle's Deadly Gamble on Cerner and Electronic Health Records Larry Ellison bet $28 billion he could revolutionize healthcare. So why are so many patients dying?

Former Tesla owners of Reddit, what went wrong with your Tesla? : AskReddit

An attorney says she saw her library reading habits reflected in mobile ads. That's not supposed to happen : news

Overdose Deaths Dropped in U.S. in 2023 for First Time in Five Years - The New York Times Preliminary numbers show a nearly 4 percent decrease in deaths from opioids, largely fentanyl, but a rise in deaths from meth and cocaine.

Scarlett Johansson Says She Declined ChatGPT's Proposal to Use Her Voice for AI - But They Used It Anyway: 'I Was Shocked' : technology
OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT : technology

Computer-Science Majors Graduate Into a World of Fewer Opportunities : technology

An Economist's Rule for Making Tough Life Decisions - A good rule of thumb in decision making is, whenever you cannot decide what you should do, choose the action that represents a change, rather than continuing the status quo.

Daily Active People is A Bigger Concern Right Now Than User Experience - How Mark Zuckerberg and his allies made Facebook harder and more dangerous to use in the pursuit of perpetual growth : technology

Eli5: How did people first translate languages if no one knew both of the languages being translated? : explainlikeimfive

MIT researchers discover three of the oldest stars in the universe
Why "Nothing" Cannot Move Faster Than Light? Or Can It? | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Apr, 2024 | Medium

Archaeologists perplexed by large 'anomaly' found buried under Giza pyramids : worldnews

TIL that Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill. There are specific techniques and tips, like learning to check your reality, that can increase chances of having a lucid dream. : todayilearned

Research shows a U-shaped association between adolescent BMI and mental health, which was consistent across sex and grades and became stronger over time. These insights emphasize the need for targeted interventions addressing body image and mental health : science

What we know (and don’t know) about Ozempic - Vox - Ozempic has become hugely popular. Researchers are racing to learn more about what it does to us.

4 day care workers arrested for lacing children's food with melatonin: Police : news

[Serious] What is a trauma and/or mental disorder symptom that took you way too long to notice? : AskReddit

Rubbing Your Eyes Is Way More Harmful Than You Think

Oh my god Analyze This & Analyze That are fucking hilarious. The idea of a Comedy duo between a mob boss and his shrink is brilliant. : movies

Ladies of Reddit, what’s something guys dislike about themselves that you don’t actually mind? : AskReddit

What is the craziest thing you have seen or witnessed in public? : AskReddit

Revenue from so-called millionaires tax tops state projections ... Millionaires tax has already generated $1.8 billion this year for Massachusetts, ... haha, they said all the richies would leave)

ELI5: What and how different was Google compared to other search engine that enabled it to dominate the other search engines? : explainlikeimfive


72 Minutes Until the End of the World? - POLITICO A new book lays out the frighteningly fast path to nuclear Armageddon.

US warns of possible Pride Month attacks worldwide : worldnews

New Caledonia 'under siege' from rioting - capital's mayor : worldnews

Victorian premier accuses pro-Palestine protesters of bringing 'violence, homophobia and antisemitism' to Labor conference : worldnews

Taiwan's Parliament Erupts in Chaos Over Reform Dispute : worldnews

Institute for the Study of War on X: "Russian Security Council Deputy Chairperson Dmitry Medvedev called for Russia's envisioned "buffer zone" to encompass all of Ukraine, illustrating that the Kremlin's concept of the buffer zone is a thinly veiled justification for Russia's long-held intent to subsume the entirety Of Ukraine

The Pakistani and Indian governments on Saturday urged their citizens in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mob violence towards foreigners. Hundreds of Kyrgyz men on Friday attacked buildings in Bishkek where foreign students reside, including Pakistani and Indian nationals : worldnews

50 killed, dozens missing after flooding in Afghanistan's Ghor province : worldnews

Attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thwarted | Africanews : worldnews
🇨🇩 Kashama 🇨🇩 on X: Joe__Bassey The intelligence services of @KivuPulse have identified this white man named Benjamin, who was one of the armed men who attacked the nation's palace this morning. We have located his personal address, situated in #Washington DC, his current and previous phone numbers, as well as" / X

Abu Dhabi, once an untapped desert city, sees its first brewery open as UAE relaxes its alcohol laws : worldnews

Iran arrests 260 people for spreading 'satanism and nudity' : worldnews

'I Feel Suffocated': Iran Intensifies Crackdown on Women : worldnews

Jewish Iranian sentenced to death for murder receives last-minute stay of execution : worldnews

IranWire on X: A source close to Khamenei's office says Raisi is dead, and the government is working on a press release. @IranWireEnglish and @iranwire cannot independently verify the news. / X ... Video of the weather in the area of the rescue
Crisis in Iran - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Well, this seems like a problem. --- A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed while visiting a northern region and his condition is currently unknown, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported Sunday.
Helicopter in Iranian President Raisi's convoy involved in 'accident' : worldnews
'No sign of life' at crash site of helicopter carrying Iran's president, others : worldnews

Israel Resists Grand Bargain as U.S. and Saudis Work on Security Pact : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #50) : worldnews

Opinion | Israeli Independence Day brings hard questions about the future of Zionism - The Washington Post As Israel marks its Independence Day, the nation's Zionist ideology faces hard questions.
Israel's Wartime Government Frays as Frustration with Netanyahu Grows : worldnews

Gantz to Netanyahu: If you don't change course by June 8 we will withdraw from the government : worldnews

Bloodlands - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... at least in regard to this question anything resembling a liberal let alone a left wing view in regard to Palestinian political autonomy basically doesn’t exist among Israeli Jews, and the pleasant fantasy clung to by so many liberal/left people in America that the problem is Netanyahu and his Likud party is simply that ... But Israel's slaughter in Gaza, the creeping famine, the wholesale destruction of neighborhoods - this, polling suggests, is the war the Israeli public wanted. A January survey found that 94 percent of Jewish Israelis said the force being used against Gaza was appropriate or even insufficient ... "It's so much easier to put everything on Netanyahu, because then you feel so good about yourself and Netanyahu is the darkness," said Gideon Levy, an Israeli journalist who has documented Israel's military occupation for decades. "But the darkness is everywhere."

Member of Israel's War Cabinet says he'll quit the government June 8 unless there's a new war plan : worldnews

Israeli forces say Islamic Jihad leader killed in strike on West Bank : worldnews

Israel launches strikes across Gaza as U.S. envoy meets Netanyahu : worldnews

Man whose family was killed on Oct. 7 questioned under caution after allegedly being beaten by right-wing activist : worldnews

Zelenskiy says air defences must quadruple to halt Russian advance : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 816, Part 1 (Thread #962) : worldnews

Ukraine appears to have launched its biggest drone attack ever, with reports of explosions at two major Russian ports : worldnews

'Why the hell didn't you leave earlier?': the battle to evacuate residents as Russia advances in Kharkiv : worldnews

Ukrainian attacks disrupt 14% of Russia's oil refining capacity - Pentagon : worldnews

Ukraine war: Russia's lethal glide bombs hitting Ukraine's cities : worldnews

Ukraine destroys all 37 drones launched by Russia overnight, air force says : worldnews
Russia says Ukraine struck Crimea with ATACMS, 60 drones shot down, oil refinery halted : worldnews

American Ammunition Has Reached Ukrainian Brigades - And Now Those Brigades Are Blasting Russian Assault Groups : worldnews

Mass antisemitic rally in front of Munich synagogue calls for Israel's eradication : worldnews

Germany’s digital ministry resists Huawei 5G ban as decision nears : worldnews

The impressive bolide that illuminated the skies of Spain and Portugal in the middle of the night : worldnews
(1) Márcio Santos - Meteorologia e Ambiente on X: "Brutal!!!!!!! ☄️ Conseguimos ver o meteoro a atravessar a atmosfera! Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹" / X

Plan to ban sex education for children under nine : worldnews
The British justice system and British censorship - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Head of Canada's intelligence agency warns Canadians not to use TikTok : worldnews

Why can't America have high speed rail? Because our investment is a 'rounding error' compared with Europe's, says Amtrak’s CEO : politics

New York City said 'no injuries' at Columbia arrests; students' medical records say otherwise : news

Harvard punishes pro-Palestinian protesters, students say At least 12 undergraduates have been blocked from graduating on Thursday, encampment organizers say

Opinion | Fighting 'disinformation' can mean censorship, as we learned at UnHerd - The Washington Post - Self-appointed monitors can financially harm publications as they choose.

What marijuana reclassification means for the U.S. | AP News

If the election were held today, Biden would probably lose - Lawyers, Guns & Money

"Out of control": Legal experts say Justice Alito's "Stop the Steal" symbol is a huge red flag : politics
Samuel Alito's snide denial of his Jan. 6 flag is just as ugly as flying it in the first place : politics
Farah Griffin: If Sotomayor flew upside-down flag GOP would call for her resignation : politics

Poll: Voter awareness of Inflation Reduction Act's drug pricing provisions slowly rising : politics

GOP's 'Project 2025' Plan May See the Rise of Dictator Trump : politics

AOC Reveals Darker Intentions Behind MTG Hearing Chaos : politics

Elite Lawyer Brain: An apparently terminal condition - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: This Is Just How Journalism Works, You Fool, You Imbecile, You Moron Any time journalists get caught trading access for PR, that is how the rest of them respond. Trump trial transcript with Michael Cohen (pdf): Q. So, talking for a few minutes about Ms. Haberman, who does she work for? (Haberputz is pure evil)

How Justice Juan Merchan has navigated Donald Trump's hush money trial - The Washington Post

Lawyer preparation suggests Trump won't testify in New York trial - The Washington Post Awaiting final word from the mercurial defendant, the judge is proceeding as if Trump will not take the stand.

Opinion | Biden can expose Trump in debates as mentally and emotionally unfit - The Washington Post He needs to goad Trump to be Trump, while reassuring voters about his own fitness for another term.

How Can This Country Possibly Be Electing Trump Again? : politics

Trump appears to freeze for 30 seconds on stage during NRA speech : politics
Trump floats idea of three-term presidency at NRA convention : politics
Trump Ends NRA Speech With 'Horror' Warning Set to Dramatic QAnon Music - In a melodramatic monologue, the former president said America was a "failing nation" and a "third-world nation" with an economy that's becoming a "cesspool of ruin." : politics
Dementia Don stumbles at podium in Minnesota (aka KARMA kicks his ass) : PoliticalHumor

Raskin says it's 'worth investigating' whether House members were drinking in hearing room : politics

Ladies & gentlemen, the marshal who served Rudy... moments before handing him the papers. : PoliticalHumor
Rudy Giuliani's tweet bragging about evading service of his Arizona indictment. He was served 30 minutes later, during his birthday party. : PoliticalHumor
Eschaton: Happy Birthday, Rudy ... In front of nearly 75 guests, two officials with Arizona’s attorney general’s office arrived at the shindig around 11 p.m. to hand Giuliani the papers in the case alleging he and 17 others were involved in a plot to overturn the 2020 election, the sources said. Some partygoers started screaming and one woman even cried as Giuliani was served.
Rudy Can Fail - Lawyers, Guns & Money

School apologizes after seizing Lakota student’s feathered graduation cap. - The Washington Post

Opinion | How America became a reluctant nation of immigrants - Washington Post ... Fear of uncontrolled immigration is upsetting the political landscape in the run-up to the presidential election ... The country might soon need to “station a soldier every hundred yards on our borders to keep out the hordes,” argued an article in Wisconsin in April of 1924.

Opinion | Why do we care Kristi Noem shot her dog, but not her family goat? - The Washington Post - Noem dragged the goat to the same pit in the ground where Cricket now lay and put a bullet in him, too. When he didn’t immediately die, she went back to her truck, reloaded and finished him off.

Greg Abbott pardoning killer of Black Lives Matter protester sends chilling message : politics

Stefanik Loses It When Fox News Host Reminds Her She Called Trump a 'Whack Job' : politics

Louisiana Republicans assume that Supreme Court will nullify the Establishment Clause - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Opinion | Time is up for neoliberals - The Washington Post Democracy requires a new, progressive capitalism ... We've now had four decades of the neoliberal "experiment," beginning with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. The results are clear. Neoliberalism expanded the freedom of corporations and billionaires to do as they will and amass huge fortunes, but it also exacted a steep price: the well-being and freedom of the rest of society.

TIL according to US Census data, the state of New York in 2023 had both: the largest population decline in pure numbers (almost 102,000 residents) and the highest rate of population decline (0.5%) among all 50 states. : todayilearned

TIL that among the top 50 drunkest counties in America, 41 are in Wisconsin : todayilearned

Former Far-Right Hard-Liner Says Billionaires Are Using School Board Races to Sow Distrust in Public Education : politics

Benedictine College nuns denounce Harrison Butker's speech at their school : politics In his 20-minute address, Butker denounced abortion rights, Pride Month, COVID-19 lockdowns and "the tyranny of diversity, equity and inclusion" at the Catholic liberal arts college in Atchison, Kan.

Mary Pultz Jenkins identified as remains found on Fla. beach in 1985 - The Washington Post Mary Alice Pultz Jenkins disappeared from Winchester, Va. Her remains, unidentified after being discovered on a Florida beach in 1985, are finally named.

Bridget and Christian Ziegler 'Prowled' Florida Bars for Women, Police Memo Says. | "Don't come home until your d*ck is wet," Moms For Liberty founder Bridget Ziegler allegedly told her husband. : politics
Sen. Marco Rubio won't commit to accepting 2024 election results : politics

North Carolina Republicans Vote to Ban Masks in Public -- Even for Cancer Patients : politics

'I'm the new Oppenheimer!': my soul-destroying day at Palantir's first-ever AI warfare conference | America's military-industrial complex took center stage at AI Expo for National Competitiveness, where a fire-breathing panel set the tone : technology

Woman Stuck in Tesla For 40 Minutes With 115 Degrees Temperature During Vehicle Update : technology
Tesla's Full Self-Driving Tech Isn't 'Just Around The Corner' And Now Owners Can Sue Over It : technology
TopGear Says Fisker Ocean is "Arguably Better Built" Than Tesla Model Y : technology

Texas power prices briefly soar 1,600% as a spring heat wave is expected to drive record demand for energy : technology

How outlaw chemists used 'blotter' to dose the world with LSD | Aeon Essays

People who work in the medical field, what were some of the most scary last words you've heard from a dying patient? : AskReddit

World-first trial shows benefits of finding, treating undiagnosed asthma and COPD | "It's estimated that 70% of people with asthma or COPD go undiagnosed, this is the first study to prove that treating those people makes a real difference to their health and quality of life : science

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 40 percent of deaths in Europe. The probability of dying young (30–69 years) from cardiovascular disease is nearly five times as high in eastern Europe and central Asia compared to western Europe : science

Recent research has found that psilocybin not only helps maintain body weight in female rats subjected to conditions mimicking anorexia nervosa but also enhances cognitive flexibility, particularly in adapting to changes in reward contingencies. : science
TIL research across 160 cultures revealed that spousal infidelity is the most common reason for a breakup : todayilearned

Climate change linked to increase in brain diseases. Researchers warn that brain diseases are getting worse as the intensity of climate change increases. : science

A new NIH study of prion diseases using a human cerebral organoid model suggests there is a substantial species barrier preventing transmission of chronic wasting disease from cervids (deer, elk, and moose) to people : science

Important brain structures that are key for signaling in the brain are narrower and less dense in females. The structural differences in male and female brains might explain why females are more prone to concussions and experience longer recovery than male counterparts, finds a new study in swine. : science

What is something that was extremely popular 10 years ago but is no longer popular today? : AskReddit

Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he's sorry, calls his actions 'inexcusable
50 Cent mocks Diddy hotel footage with video calling him ‘sick son of a -----' : Music
50 Cent mocks Diddy hotel security cam footage with video calling him ‘sick’ - Celebrity News - Entertainment - Daily Express US

What's the most egregious thing an extra has ever done in a movie? : movies

25 Years Ago, 'The Phantom Menace' Backlash Almost Broke Star Wars

Men of Reddit, what's your "line in the sand" that your ex or current SO has crossed? : AskReddit

Top baby names: Mateo’s popularity is growing | CNN

My Trans Awakening—at Age 66 - I came out after a lifetime in the closet. Now, I've found a community of people just like me in Calgary’s Rainbow Elders.

A Trial HIV Vaccine Triggered Elusive and Essential Antibodies in Humans : science

More than half of Native Americans aged 70 years and older have cognitive impairment. 54% of American Indians ages 72 to 95 had some form of impairment in their thinking and/or memory skills, while 10% had dementia : science

Eli5 What was the point of castrating young boys to sing opera when they could just as well have a woman sing the part ? : explainlikeimfive

TIL, at first, Andrew Johnson wanted the Confederate leadership to be tried for treason, but Ulysses S. Grant threatened to resign and Johnson backed down. : todayilearned
TIL that Abraham Lincoln was so convinced that he was going to lose the election of 1864 that he asked Frederick Douglass to lead scouts into the South to free as many slaves as possible before the new president took office. : todayilearned

The Search for Al Capone's Hidden Fortune | Unveiling the Mystery

Doctors of reddit whats the most embarrassing injury a patient had? : AskReddit

What completely failed as "The Next Big Thing" that was expected to succeed? : AskReddit

Sex, Women, and Emotional Safety. The Truth Many Men Don’t Want to Hear | by Lyrical Lioness, OCT, M.S.Ed., BMus. | Long. Sweet. Valuable. | Medium

Ancient Chesapeake site challenges timeline of humans in the Americas - The Washington Post An island eroding into the bay offers tantalizing clues about when and how humans first made their way into North America.

Bird flu virus in milk: Sample bought in Mass. tests positive A new analysis by scientists at the Broad Institute suggests milk sold in New England may have lower levels than the national average.

Boston has third worst commute in the country : boston ... Nyc, dc, and Boston are all 40 mins or above in commute time ... Seattle, San Diego, LA and Philly are markedly shorter on a percentage basis

ADO Air Carbon: The Lightest Carbon Folding E-Bike | Indiegogo

Electronic cigarettes and cardiovascular disease: epidemiological and biological links. Conclusion - The studies involved in this review have shown that e-cigarettes leads to adverse effects on cardiovascular system through various mechanisms. : science

How to Store Half a Lemon - and 17 Other Ways to Keep Leftover Food Fresh

Does Boston have a Robert Moses? : boston

Western MA therapists : massachusetts




Ancient Pandemics - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- the Antonine plague

More than 60% of world s coral reefs may have bleached in past year, U.S. agency says : worldnews

Georgia's president says a controversial foreign influence bill passed by parliament is unacceptable : worldnews

'They Shot at Us All': Burkina Faso Accused of Massacring Civilians : worldnews

New study claims Israel committing genocide in Gaza
Ben Gvir calls to 'encourage emigration,' resettle Gaza at ultra-nationalist rally : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 813, Part 1 (Thread #959) : worldnews

Ukrainian armed forces partially push Russians out of Vovchansk - General Staff of Ukraine : worldnews
Ukrainian forces say Russian attempt to break through defences in Kharkiv Oblast stopped, situation somewhat stabilised : worldnews

How Did Authorities Identify the Alleged Lockbit Boss? - Krebs on Security

Poland ranked worst country in EU for LGBT+ people for fifth year running : worldnews

Russian Disinfo Campaign Blames Ukraine for Shooting of Slovakia's Prime Minister : worldnews

France accuses Azerbaijan of fomenting deadly riots in overseas territory New Caledonia : worldnews
France imposes emergency in Pacific territory of New Caledonia as violent unrest turns deadly : worldnews
France saw a sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ incidents in 2023, according to a report published by the French interior ministry on Thursday, an increase activists warn marks a worrying trend in the country : worldnews

Tesla's Controversial Factory Expansion Is Approved : worldnews The controversial expansion of Tesla's only European gigafactory was approved on Thursday, as the local council in the German municipality of Grunheide voted in favor of the carmaker's plans to grow its facility near Berlin.

Peru classifies trans people as 'mentally ill' after government decree : worldnews

Jalousie - the Slum bordering the city of Petionville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti : pics

State Department removes Cuba from short list of countries deemed uncooperative on counterterrorism : worldnews

The disconnect between economic statistics and public sentiment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A new study across 46 countries finds that people have been engaging less and less with the news since 2015; sharing news on social media has decreased by 29%, commenting by 26% and talking about the news face-to-face by 24%. : science

Today is the 95th anniversary of the inaugural Academy Awards, known today as the Oscars : pics

House votes to require delivery of bombs to Israel

5 Members of Harvard's Antisemitism Advisory Group Threatened to Resign, House Committee Says | News | The Harvard Crimson

Business titans privately urged NYC mayor to use police on Columbia protesters, chats show : politics .. This stuff is literally from union busting Pinkertons tactics and fascist governments. Well done Eric Adams. How else can you serve a foreign government?
Eschaton: Outside Agitators I suspect this play was not limited to Columbia. The full story of the sources of presure on universities (including governors leaning on even private universities) will make a fascinating book -- A group of billionaires and business titans working to shape U.S. public opinion of the war in Gaza privately pressed New York City’s mayor last month to send police to disperse pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University, according to communications obtained by The Washington Post and people familiar with the group.

Eschaton: The Problem From Hell : Imagine making a career by giving yourself the most absurdly low bar brand in history - "I dislike genocide" - and presiding over one. Inside USAID, career civil servants with extensive experience were horrified by the lack of urgency from their politically appointed leaders. Internal USAID documents seen by The Independent showed that staff were passing their concerns about the lack of action up the chain to USAID administrator Samantha Power and other senior leaders in the form of letters and internal dissent memos, often to no avail.

Biden's team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd. : politics ... On that same vein, I wish there was a clever way Biden could remind Americans Trump attended the debate in 2020 after knowingly testing positive for COVID pre-vaccines and covered it up. Trump was hospitalized just a few days later and a huge chunk of his cabinet became ill. It's still insane to think about. He's a psychopath.
Team Trump Seems to Be Freaking Out About the Biden Debate - Lara Trump is already preparing for her father-in-law’s debate defeat. : politics

SCOTUS Silently Grinds Democracy Into Powder as Trump Distracts America : politics
MAGA-Favored Upside-Down Flag Flew at Justice Alito's Home After Biden Won: Report : politics
At Justice Alito's House, a 'Stop the Steal' Symbol on Display : politics
Justice Sam Alito Blames His Wife for Flying a Very Sedition-y Flag Outside Their House in 2021 - Seems like a great thing for someone who is currently deliberating the concept of sweeping presidential immunity to have lying around.

McConnell opposes bill to ban use of deceptive AI to influence elections : politics
With GOP opposed, U.S. Senate panel advances bills to combat AI in elections : politics

Harris accepts debate invite from CBS News to face off with Trump's VP pick this summer : politics ... Current frontrunners for the GOP VP slot include the Big Mac Trump had for lunch yesterday, JK Rowling in a Klan hood, and Vladimir Putin in a fake nose and glasses.

Biden’s labor report card: Historian gives 'Union Joe' a higher grade than any president since FDR : politics
Near Miss - YouTube

The Biden administration is ending new leases in America's top coal region : politics - Coal industry jobs in 2023; 36,000 Clean energy industries; 3.6 million -- 1 to 100 ratio. At some point we need to discuss coal for what it is, a boutique industry well beyond its peak. Once the polluting heart of American energy independence, and industrial output, but now just a drag on innovation. Vote, our future depends on it.

Here are the prominent Republicans backing Biden over Trump in November : politics

Biden asserts executive privilege over Hur audio files ahead of House contempt proceedings against Garland : politics

Republicans are already trying to undermine the 2024 election : politics

If Trump is found guilty, will Americans still be able to vote for him? Experts weigh in : politics ... Yes. Eugene Debs ran for the presidency while serving a ten year sentence for sedition in 1920.

We're in a pivotal moment in American history. We cannot retreat | Clearly, our job is not just to re-elect Biden. It's much more than that : politics

Flirting with disaster in Donald Trump : politics ... In December 2022, Donald Trump said something that, in a healthy political culture, would have spelled his doom. He wrote, "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great 'Founders' did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!"

Jurors were "nodding" and "smiling" as Michael Cohen testified, which may be a bad sign for Trump : politics
Michael Cohen testimony: Five biggest bombshells from Donald Trump hearing : politics

Trump attorney screams at Michael Cohen over critical phone call on Stormy Daniels : politics

The Trump hush-money trial reveals a seedy world shot through with moral rot : politics

"Trump derangement syndrome" : Hush-money trial suggests it was MAGA projection all along : politics

What American Fascism Would Look Like - It can happen here. And if it does, here is what might become of the country. : politics

Donald Trump is barely holding it together at trial - no wonder Republicans are afraid of a debate : politics

Donald Trump's Mafia Code Confirmed by Secret Recording: Lawyer : politics

Yes, That's Right: American Fascism: Why waste time debating the extent of Trump’s fascism when we ought to be fighting it instead? : politics

Body shaming, IQ insults and cross talk: House committee meeting devolves into chaos amid personal insults : politics
House Oversight Committee Hearing Goes Totally Off the Rails Thanks to MTG : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene rants about China controlling Biden with giant Scooby Doo sign and cringeworthy errors | The Independent Greene claims Democrats want to 'surrender America, putting us on our knees, to China' in bizarre rant mocked by Twitter users

Trump the crime boss summons his mob to court : politics
Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz become latest MAGA faithfuls to show up for Trump : politics
Matt Gaetz Fancies Himself a Proud Boy : politics

Fetterman, Smith want a Senate mental health commission : politics

Chaos erupts in hearing as Greene, Ocasio-Cortez clash over 'fake eyelashes' jibe at Crockett : politics ... love Jamie Raskin's introduction: "Ladies and Gentlemen, in this special nighttime episode, we resume the madcap comedy mystery series called 'Comer's High Crimes and Misadventures: The Hilarious Quest to Impeach a President Who Has Done Nothing Wrong,' an avowedly low-budget, but multi-million dollar taxpayer funded production, which most Americans had assumed ended 2 months ago and had completely forgotten about." ... Bleach blonde, butch built body ...
‘Oh baby girl, don’t even play’: AOC and MTG get into fiery exchange after dig over ‘fake eyelashes’ : politics

Lauren Boebert slammed for attending Trump trial but not son's court dates : politics
Say What?!? Lauren Boebert Gushes Over How 'Pretty' Trump Is When He Sleeps : politics

As sea levels rise, DeSantis signs bill deleting climate change mentions from Florida state law : politics

Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them, report shows : politics

Eschaton: I Blame Bad Parenting FLASH: Brent Bozell IV, seen here leaving court with Brent Bozell III, sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in federal prison for his role in the Capitol attack. I asked him if he still thinks the 2020 election was stolen, he declined comment.
(1) Ryan J. Reilly on X: FLASH: Brent Bozell IV, seen here leaving court with Brent Bozell III, sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in federal prison for his role in the Capitol attack. I asked him if he still thinks the 2020 election was stolen, he declined comment. Reporting with @JulesJester. / X
Conservative scion Brent Bozell IV to be sentenced in Jan. 6 case Federal prosecutors sought 11 years in prison and a terrorism enhancement for Bozell, whose father and grandfather shaped the modern conservative movement in the U.S.

Beware the Pettiness of the Powerful : politics ... Here's another article that goes into detail about the rift with the NYT. They've really been assholes towards Biden, his family, and his team over the years. There are a lot of reasons why the President does not trust them to do a fair sit down.

Jeanine Pirro claims unhoused people "want to be homeless, that's the style of life that they choose" | Media Matters for America

The Petty Feud Between the NYT and the White House - POLITICO Biden’s people think they’re “entitled.” The Times says “they’re not being realistic.”

RFK Jr. Is Priming His Audience for Election Denialism : politics

Gov. Greg Abbott pardons Daniel Perry, officer who killed police brutality protester in 2020 : politics ... Abbott just signaled that it is legal for conservatives to openly murder liberals in the state of Texas. There is no other logical basis for this decision.

At corruption trial, Menendez defense pins blame on wife : politics

GOP Rep Files for Divorce as Wife Drops Cryptic Hint About His 'Colleague' : politics
Man dies by suicide outside U.S. representative's Texas home

US prisoners are being assigned dangerous jobs. But what happens if they are hurt or killed? : politics

The Smith family, seeking political influence at City Hall, gets a slapback from voters : politics - He's also the executive chairman of the Sinclair Media group.

Poisoned, shot, or drowned? Here's how Rasputin really died. (use reader view)

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Could be Great News for Your Employees | Why Choose Tufts Health Plan | Tufts Health Plan Viewed as effective treatment tool by many doctors

What State Best Represents America?

To have or not to have breakfast? - Harpers bazaar

How Language Influences Your Choices in Online Dating -- The New York Times - When a dating app allowed users to mute specific words, phrases and emojis, singles quickly curated their lists. How did a few overused phrases become an "ick" for so many?

How Some Women Find Sperm Donors in Facebook Groups Why Would Anyone Look for a Sperm Donor on Facebook? Meet the women logging on for fresh semen and the men who get their kicks offering their seed.

The Drawing the Art Institute Won't Give Back - Chicago Magazine - The heirs of a famous Jewish entertainer killed in the Holocaust want the museum to return a work they say was stolen by the Nazis. But was it really?

Scientists Bent Light to Curve 6G Beams, and It Might Make the Internet Unstoppable The quest for perfect connectivity has taken a giant leap forward.
China Claims It’s Testing 6G in Orbit Right Now. Whatever That Means. Maybe it's the prelude to a telecom revolution. Or maybe not.

New Study Suggests of Dyson Spheres, Possible Alien Civilizations Could unusual starlight patterns be the key to uncovering these mythical megastructures?
Scientists Say Our Universe Might Be a Hall of Mirrors Could exotic topologies explain the mysteries of the cosmos?
Scientists Just Made a Breakthrough For Light Speed Tech In a first for warp drives, this research actually obeys the laws of physics.

Archaeologists Found 23,000-Year-Old Footprints That Rewrite the Story of Humans in America New Mexico’s ancient sands reveal the oldest-known traces of early inhabitants.

MIT students stole $25M in seconds by exploiting ETH blockchain bug, DOJ says : technology

Straight A students of Reddit, how are you doing now? : AskReddit

What was the most traumatising dream you've had? : AskReddit

People with great parents, what's something they did that you still wouldn't do? : AskReddit

For people who have been cheated on, how did you find out? : AskReddit

What are some tips for dense thick hair in the summer? : AskReddit

What’s the worst and most extreme case of internalized racism you've ever seen? : AskReddit

What is your most valuable asset in life ? : AskReddit

You will be sent back in time but you're only allowed a single conversation with one person. Your goal is to prevent an event in world history from occurring. Who are you talking to and what will you say? : AskReddit

Cicadas love to land on people. Experts explain why. | Mashable A rare double brood has emerged ... Cicadas land on people because they strongly resemble trees

QakBot attacks with CVE-2024-30051 Windows zero-day | Securelist

19 Punctuation Marks You Never Knew You Needed | by Jack Shepherd | Cellar Door | Medium ~ I am once again asking you ~ to bring back the Exclamation Comma

Recommended Notes App for Surface (except OneNote) : Surface


'Shift to Green': 71.5% of India's Q1 13,669 MW from renewables, coal below 50% for 1st time in decades - ET : worldnews

In grim milestone, U.S. overdose deaths top 100,000 for third straight year : news ... that's about how many americans died per year during WWII (albeit with a smaller overall population of americans) or 30x the number of people who died during 911. The US was willing to upend their entire country, spend trillions in today's dollars, and take over entire countries for those events. Overdoses? Best I can do is nothing.

The Gulf of Maine is warming fast. What does that mean for lobsters—and everything else?

Gina Rinehart demands National Gallery of Australia remove her portrait : worldnews

Philippines sends warship to assert sovereignty, counter alleged reclamation activities by Beijing : worldnews

YouTube to block Hong Kong protest anthem videos after court order. : worldnews

China-linked network funding key anti-Israel protest groups in US - report : worldnews

Jordan thwarts Iran-led plan to carry out acts of sabotage in kingdom -- sources : worldnews

Israel Defense Minister Gallant: I wont agree to Israeli control of Gaza : worldnews

Netanyahu says he hopes to iron out discord with U.S., but won't budge on Rafah assault : worldnews
EU warns Israel continuing Rafah offensive will put 'heavy strain' on ties : worldnews

Gaza Strip pier project is completed, U.S. military says : worldnews

(1) BLYSKAVKA on X: ️Washington does not encourage attacks on russia by American weapons, but Ukraine itself decides how to conduct this war. This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. "These are the decisions that Ukraine itself takes, takes for its own sake. We will do everything necessary so that it gets everything it needs to win on the battlefield - says Blinken. / X
Blinken gives Ukraine the green-light to strike inside Russia | Major General Chip Chapman - YouTube

(1) Volodymyr Zelenskyy / on X: "The attack on Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico is appalling. We strongly condemn this act of violence against our neighboring partner state's head of government. Every effort should be made to ensure that violence does not become the norm in any country, form, or sphere. / X

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 812, Part 1 (Thread #958) : worldnews
General Staff: Russia has lost 488,460 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: "These are the indicative estimates of Russia's combat losses as of May 15, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine." / X ... 10 days to 500k at this rate.

Ukraine withdraws troops around Kharkiv as Russian offensive gains momentum : worldnews

Ukraine Update - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Top NATO commander says Russian troop numbers insufficient for Kharkiv breakthrough : worldnews

File Not Found: Russia Is Hacking Evidence of Its War Crimes - War on the Rocks
Prosecutor General's Office: Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine killed 546 children : worldnews

Canada's extreme weather events are costing billions, new data shows | : worldnews

Authoritarianism and Democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Here's an extremely interesting and important article from Thomas Edsall (gift link), on shifting patterns of authoritarianism in American politics and culture. The most striking data point Edsall discusses is that over the last 30 years the party identification of Americans most attracted to authoritarianism has gone from 50/50 Republican-Democrat to 80/20. This is part of a worldwide trend.
Opinion | 'The Seeds Had Been Planted. Trump Didn't Do It Himself.' - The New York Times - Thomas B. Edsall

House Democrat says US-Israel relationship 'ironclad,' but discussions should be 'in private' : politics

Justice Department takes 'major step' toward rescheduling marijuana : politics - Look folks, no one should be in jail for merely using or possessing marijuana. Period, Biden said in Thursday's video,

Dow crosses 40,000 for the first time : news

Russian Disinformation Videos Smear Biden Ahead of U.S. Election : politics

What it means to be Muslim at Columbia

Legalizing Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Did Not Harm Family Formation in the United States: Twenty Years of Evidence : politics

The Saga of Clarence Thomas and His Luxury RV Takes a Disturbing Turn : politics

'Make my day pal': Biden challenges Trump to two debates under special conditions, Republican accepts : politics
After agreeing to two debates Trump is already trying to weasel out : PoliticalHumor
Pathetic Trump Already Trying to Weasel Out Of Debating Biden : politics

Jack Smith Basically Has One Option to Save the Classified Documents Case : politics

Former Situation Room officer: Pence came 'close' to being killed on Jan. 6 : politics

The secret recording that could sink Donald Trump : politics

Trump's Lawyers Are Making Major Mistakes : politics

Legal expert: Despite "credibility" issues, Michael Cohen "put it all together" for Trump jury : politics
Trump appears to fall asleep with his mouth open minutes into Michael Cohen's testy cross-examination | The Independent

Newly Released January 6 Tapes Destroy MAGA Republians' Biggest Lie : politics
'Four Hours At The Capitol' Offers Immersive Look At January 6 Insurrection - YouTube

Cohen to Haberman: 'Please start writing and I will call you soon' : politics

Tuberville says a bit too much about why he went to Trump's trial : politics
Judge Merchan visibly annoyed by Trump's courthouse entourage of Republican politicians : politics
At least 9 GOP lawmakers are at Trump trial, which could be a problem for Republicans : politics ... Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Mike Waltz (Fla.) and Eli Crane (Ariz.) were spotted in the courtroom, while Reps. Andy Ogles (Tenn.) Anna Paulina Luna (Fla.), Ralph Norman (S.C.) and House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (Va.) were also spotted at the Manhattan courthouse. - A basket of deplorables.

It's time for Steve Bannon to go to prison, Justice Department says, citing January 6 subpoena : politics
Steve Bannon has days to avoid prison : politics

North Carolina Senate voted along party lines Wednesday to ban anyone from wearing masks in public for health reasons : politics
Congress voted against funding a cure for cancer just to block a win for Biden ... What happened to Cancer Moonshot? Partisan politics prohibits progress

Arizona Supreme Court delays 1864 abortion ban's enforcement : politics

Jan. 6 Cop Harry Dunn Loses Crowded Maryland House Primary : politics

'Don't be weak and gay': Book-burning Missouri Secretary of State candidate shares hateful video : politics

A GOP Texas school board member campaigned against schools indoctrinating kids. Then she read the curriculum. : politics

Houston ISD Superintendent Accused of Funneling Money from Texas to Colorado Charter Schools He Started : politics

Survivors of abuse at Missouri's Christian boarding schools demand the state 'do something' : politics

Elon Musk ordered to testify again in US SEC probe of Twitter takeover : politics
X now treats the term cisgender as a slur : technology

"Portal" Between Dublin and NYC Shut Down After OnlyFans Model Flashes It : technology

TIL that the average IQ is steadily increasing each generation. IQ tests are getting harder and harder to keep the average at 100, and today's kids taking tests from previous decades have an average score of over 100. : todayilearned

Eli5 why triangles are the strongest shape for design : explainlikeimfive

Google accidentally deleted a $125 billion pension fund's account : technology

Microsoft's quest for short-term $$ is doing long-term damage to Windows, Surface, Xbox, and beyond : technology



Russia finds vast oil and gas reserves in British Antarctic territory : worldnews - Other experts warn that the Ukraine conflicts, and the rivalry between China and the US were the biggest threats to Antarctica's future.

Summer 2023 was the hottest in 2,000 years : worldnews

World passes 30% renewables milestone for the first time : worldnews

East Texas, Already Soaked, Prepares for a 'Nightmare Scenario' of More Rain - The New York Times Some places in Texas have seen a year's worth of rainfall since January.

Orcas sink sailing yacht in Strait of Gibraltar : worldnews ..Orcanized crime is out of control ... It was Orca-Straited.

Former US Marine pilot arrested in Australia worked with Chinese hacker unknowingly, lawyer says : worldnews

Reports of army killing of villagers in Myanmar supported by photos and harrowing tale of a survivor : worldnews
'I had to cut off the head, bro' : Myanmar soldiers swap slaughter stories

'This means a lot': S'porean photographer wins court appeal against European painter who copied her work to win award - TODAY

China Forcibly Returns 60 Refugees to North Korea : worldnews

Putin is plotting physical attacks on the West, says chief of Britain's intelligence operations : worldnews

Opinion | It's Not Just Putin. Russia Needs China, Too. - The New York Times - The West Doesn't Understand How Much Russia Has Changed ... Never since the fall of the Soviet Union has Russia been so distant from Europe, and never in its entire history has it been so entwined with China.

Israeli tanks push into Gaza's Rafah, as displaced civilians flee again : worldnews

We Must Settle Gaza Now | Netanyahu Ministers Join Israeli Far-right 'March to Gaza,' Demand Palestinians' Expulsion : worldnews

Total casualties of wars in the Middle-East [OC] : MapPorn
UN says Gaza death toll still over 35,000 but not all bodies identified : worldnews
UN blames "fog of war" for major overcounting of Gazan child deaths : worldnews

UN sexual violence envoy pulls out of Security Council briefing on Hamas hostages : worldnews

IDF kills Hamas terrorists embedded inside UNRWA school in Gaza Strip : worldnews

Biden administration is moving ahead on $1 billion arms package for Israel, AP sources say : worldnews

(1) The Kyiv Independent on X: linken emphasizes long-term US security commitment to Ukraine in visit to Kyiv. "Under our own ten-year agreement, the U.S. will support Ukraine's defense and security across a range of essential capabilities," Blinken said." / X
Blinken in Kyiv says US arms will make a difference as Ukraine reels from a new Russian offensive : worldnews
Russia must pay for Ukraine rebuild, Blinken says
(1) Jay in Kyiv on X: "US Secretary of State Blinken playing some Neil Young in Kyiv tonight." / X

Ukraine's Zelenskyy says his army is locked in 'fierce' border battles amid a Russian assault : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 811, Part 1 (Thread #957) : worldnews

Facing an Endless Barrage, Ukraine's Air Defenses Are Withering - The New York Times This is what a year of Russian missile strikes on Ukraine looks like. Ukrainian air defenses used to intercept most missiles, but in recent months, more and more have made it through.

Russia suffers highest daily casualties of war so far: Kyiv : worldnews

Storm Shadow Missiles May Have Hit 'Secret' Russian Air Defense Base in Crimea : worldnews

Senior Ukraine Commander Sacked in Wake of Big Russian Advance in Kharkiv Region : worldnews

Argentina monthly inflation rate drops to single-digit in boost for government : worldnews

Pentagon intelligence officer quits in protest of Israel-Hamas war in Gaza ... The policy that has never been far from my mind for the past six months is the nearly unqualified support for the government of Israel, which has enabled and empowered the killing and starvation of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians,” Mann wrote in his letter. "This unconditional support also encourages reckless escalation that risks wider war."

Wilhoit's law and campus protests - Lawyers, Guns & Money The chief pretext university presidents have used to justify the aggressive use of law enforcement against peaceful pro-Palestinian protestors has been to protect the security of people on campus. This is generally dubious at best, but at UCLA it has been revealed as a total sham [gift link]:

Nearly all Gaza campus protests in the US have been peaceful, study finds : politics (except for the admin/cops)
How Harvard's president helped end encampment - How Alan Garber ended the Harvard protest encampment peacefully

'Total outrage': White House condemns Israeli settlers' attack on Gaza aid trucks : politics
Israel 'Has Gone to War Against the Entire Palestinian People': Sanders | "Any objective observer knows Israel has broken international law, it has broken American law, and, in my view, Israel should not be receiving another nickle in U.S. military aid," Sanders said. : politics

Musing That Racism Isn't As Bad As It Was, 5th Circuit Mulls Further Neutering Voting Rights Act : politics
School segregation surges 70 years after Brown v. Board ruling : politics ... The resegregation of America's public schools coincides with the rise of charter schools and school choice options, and as civil rights groups have turned away from desegregation battles. Segregated schools disproportionately hurt Black and Latino students since those schools tend to have fewer resources, more teacher shortages, higher student-to-school counselor ratios, and fewer AP class options.

US appeals court upholds Biden's $15 minimum wage for recreational contractors : politics

As the American hunger crisis worsens, Republicans prepare to take a big bite out of SNAP : politics

Democratic group launches $25 million ad blitz targeting Trump on abortion : politics
Louisiana attempts to criminalize unprescribed possession of abortion pills
Progressives Prep $10 Million Campaign to Expose MAGA Supreme Court : politics
The Insidious Legal Movement to Make Pregnant Women Second-Class Citizens Is Growing : politics ... 40% of women who vote fully support this. 33% of adult women won't vote at all ... In hate states, women are considered to be doll-like incubators.

The biggest flaw in Justice Clarence Thomas' newest complaints : politics

Trump, gun owners and Jan. 6 rioters: Tough-on-crime Justice Alito displays empathy for some criminal defendants : politics

Wake up Maggie I think I've got something to say to you - Lawyers, Guns & Money I know you keep us amused - But I feel we're being used: Maggie Haberman received a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the Trump administration.
(1) chris evans on X: Maggie Haberman received a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the Trump administration. Text message receipts in court show she was collaborating with Michael Cohen to use her reporting as a mouthpiece for Trump's lies / X
(1) 🌻Justice ⚖Now on X: "@notcapnamerica @KatiePhang 'Sunshine Maggie' Access Journalism by: @jzikah" / X

Democrats Hold Leads in 4 Crucial Races That Could Decide Senate Control | New battleground state polls by The New York Times, Siena College and The Philadelphia Inquirer show Democrats ahead in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and running well ahead of the president. : politics ... If you watch and read enough propaganda as such that everything you don't believe in is "fake news", then you begin to live in a literal alternate/fake reality.
Democrats Hold Leads in 4 Crucial Races That Could Decide Senate Control - The New York Times New battleground state polls by The New York Times, Siena College and The Philadelphia Inquirer show Democrats ahead in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and running well ahead of the president ... Terry Crabtree, a disabled 52-year-old from Tonopah, Ariz., in Maricopa County, who operates a food truck, Carnivore Creations. "I can't stand Biden. I think he ought to be in prison. I think Trump should be in prison as well. I hate being given those two choices.”

Speaker Mike Johnson's appearance at Trump's felony trial marks a remarkable moment in US politics : politics

Liz Cheney fact-checks Republican's Donald Trump claim : politics ... Actually, @GovDougBurgum, Trump didn't just negotiate with terrorists, he invited the Taliban to Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11 and had his Secretary of State sign a surrender agreement with them.

Biden Is Quietly Winning the War On Crime -- After Trump Epically Lost It : politics

Discussion Thread: New York Criminal Fraud Trial of Donald Trump, Day 16 : politics

What is Project 2025? Trump shadow network plans to overhaul "deep state" : politics

Claire McCaskill: 'Everyone was expendable to Donald Trump, ask Mike Pence' : politics

How on Earth is Donald Trump Getting Credit for Joe Biden's Economy? : politics

Michael Cohen Says Trump Warned Him About This Creepy, Horrific Detail : politics
Michael Cohen says he buried Stormy Daniels' 'catastrophic' allegation at Trump's direction : politics
Angry Trump blasts judge after Cohen testimony : politics

She is such an amazing illustrator : PoliticalHumor

Donald Trump's obsession with control is backfiring on his lawyers in court. Trump can't even let his defense lawyers do their job - yet we're to believe he didn't direct hush money payments? : politics ... Do we really have a justice system if he is convicted but never sees jail? ... Just-us system ... Richard Pryor standup. But prob Old as the US

Trump, gun owners and Jan. 6 rioters: Tough-on-crime Justice Alito displays empathy for some criminal defendants : politics

Republicans ready for a Trump loss | This time, Trump has the GOP bought in earlier on his Big Lie ... Trump won't go quietly into this good night if he loses, nor will his followers.

Wisconsin Supreme Court's liberal justices appear willing to overturn ruling that barred most ballot drop boxes : politics

"Vile & heartless" Trump aide brags about getting innocent homeless people arrested : politics

2 Democratic candidates named Bob Ferguson join WA governor's race to 'confuse voters' : politics
Fake Parties and Cloned Candidates: How the Kremlin 'Manages' Democracy -- How Russian Officials 'Manage' Elections With Deceitful Tactics -- The New York Times -- The Russian authorities have used a variety of deceitful tactics to try to manufacture a big victory in parliamentary elections this weekend. Here's how they do it.

Trump branded 'moron' by Bruce Springsteen fans as he taunts star about crowd size at New Jersey rally : politics

Another Maggie Haberman NYT Story Covers Up Oleg Deripaska's Role - emptywheel

Bumble Apologizes After Its Latest Campaign Draws Backlash - The New York Times A new advertising campaign from the dating app set off a firestorm of criticism, prompting the company to apologize.

Tesla's head of Cybertruck manufacturing is out | Electrek ... At least 10% of the workforce has been let go, but Electrek has heard that as much as 20% of the entire headcount could be gone by the time everything is said and done.

J.K. Rowling's Trans Rants: Too Extreme for Elon Musk - J.K. Rowling Used to Want to Debate Gender. Now She Just Insults Trans People - The once-beloved children's author seems unable to think about anything besides policing gender
(1) Jonathan Chait on X: @jk_rowling Just call people what they want to be called. It's basic decency. / X

In Police Explorers Youth Programs, a Trail of Sexual Abuse | The Marshall Project Explorer posts, overseen by the Boy Scouts, are supposed to foster an interest in policing. They have faced nearly 200 allegations of misconduct.

The Hidden-Pregnancy Experiment | The New Yorker We are increasingly trading our privacy for a sense of security. Becoming a parent showed me how tempting, and how dangerous, that exchange can be.

The United States of Avocado | TASTE

What's the Best A/C Temperature for Sleeping—And Other Questions

Can I Just Quit Therapy? mental health 8:00 A.M. Maybe You Shouldn't Talk to Someone For years, we were told therapy was the key to a good life. What if we don't want to go anymore?

Weight loss jab could reduce heart attack risk, study finds : worldnews ...

New gel developed in Zurich renders alcohol harmless : worldnews

A strange fungus could transform emerging cicadas into saltshakers of death, scientists say : worldnews

(67) Sacred Geometry of the Platonic Solids by S M Phillips | Athanassios Nick. Christopoulos -

Karen Read trial: How Tuesday's testimony unfolded ... Witness who attended Canton house party says she saw a 'black blob' near where John O’Keefe's body was later found

Karen Read trial: How Wednesday's testimony unfolded
Karen Read's Murder Trial: An Endless Tide of Speculation - The New York Times - Karen Read has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Officer John O'Keefe. But her lawyers say she's innocent, alleging a cover-up to hide the truth about his death.

After Microsoft invested $10 billion, OpenAI snubs Windows 11 as it releases ChatGPT app first on Mac. "We're just prioritizing where our users are. : technology


Chinese journalist imprisoned for her Covid reporting due to be released after four years | CNN : worldnews
Shein suppliers still working 75-hour weeks, report says : worldnews

Russian defence minister and long-time Putin ally Sergei Shoigu to be replaced : worldnews
Putin appoints Sergei Shoigu to Russia's national security council

Russia blames Ukraine as Belgorod apartments collapse after blast : worldnews

Turkey arrests spider smuggler said to be American Museum of Natural History curator : worldnews
Erdogan: more than 1,000 Hamas members being treated in Turkish hospitals : worldnews

IDF eliminates 2nd Hamas captor of Noa Marciano : worldnews

UN blames 'fog of war' for major overcounting of Gazan child deaths : worldnews

Palestinian Authority refuses to administer Rafah crossing - report : worldnews
IDF announces opening of new crossing for humanitarian aid to reach Gaza : worldnews
An all-out Israeli offensive on the Gaza city of Rafah would provoke anarchy without eliminating Hamas, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday, as Washington stepped up a pressure campaign against such an assault : worldnews

UN cuts Gaza civilian casualty figures by half, without explanation : worldnews
United Nations cuts estimates of women, children deaths in Gaza war in half : worldnews
United Nations halves estimate of women and children killed in Gaza : worldnews
Hamas casualty numbers are 'statistically impossible', says data science professor -- The Jewish Chronicle University of Pennsylvania statistician has analysed the widely quoted death figures put out by the terror group

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 810, Part 1 (Thread #956) : worldnews

Russians simply walked in, Ukraine troops in Kharkiv tell BBC : worldnews

Fake news on the rise leading up to EU election : worldnews

Eurovision camerawoman's story differs from disqualified Joost Klein's version : Music

German court finds AfD pursues goals 'against democracy' : worldnews

Spain's Socialists won the largest share of the vote in Catalan elections, as separatist parties are set to lose their majority after more than a decade in power in the region : worldnews

Man sets four lesbians on fire, killing three, in Buenos Aires boarding house - Buenos Aires Herald The attack may be the most abhorrent hate crime in recent years, according to the Argentine LGBT Federation

Thousands told to evacuate due to British Columbia, Canada wildfire : news

Joe Biden will double, triple and quadruple tariffs on some Chinese goods, with EV duties jumping to 102.5% from 27.5% : worldnews

US Warns About Black Basta Ransomware After Ascension Hospital Hack : technology
CISA: Black Basta ransomware breached over 500 orgs worldwide : technology ... The US needs to just hire people to conduct the same attacks against the nations we know are pushing and supporting these attacks on the west. ... Half the Republicans worship Putin. That's never going to happen.

Columbia's 'bunker mentality' on campus tensions sparked nationwide protests - The Washington Post

Campus protest crackdowns claim to be about antisemitism - but they're part of a rightwing plan | Arielle Angel | The Guardian

October 7 Survivors Sue Student Protest Group SJP - October 7 Survivors Sue Campus Protesters, Say Students Are "Hamas's Propaganda Division" - Four lawsuits alleging Hamas ties against Students for Justice in Palestine, the AP, UNRWA, and a cryptocurrency exchange share many of the same plaintiffs - Akela Lacy

Criticizing Israel? Nonprofits Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status Without Due Process

Israel does not deserve another nickel, Bernie Sanders says : politics

Trump vows 'day one' executive order targeting offshore wind - The Boston Globe

Stormy Daniels's voluble specificity - The Washington Post Daniels's testimony in Donald Trump's hush money trial didn't drift into the weeds. It expanded into a wide-open field where Trump was wholly exposed ... Her vivid, detailed testimony didn't drift into the weeds so much as it blossomed into a field. One that was so sprawling and wide open that there was no place for the former president to hide. Trump was wholly exposed ... Cloaked in black, a pair of eyeglasses perched on her head, Daniels had a lot to say. Perhaps too much. Her words were embarrassing and diminishing of Trump. They were explicit. But very few of them were about sex.

Perceived lack of recognition drives Trump support among historically dominant groups, US study suggests. : science

Sen. Bob Menendez's trial, where gold bars may shine, begins Monday - The Washington Post - The trial of the once-powerful New Jersey senator is set to begin Monday. He's accused of bribery, obstruction of justice and extortion - but may blame his wife.

2 hikers found dead on Mount Whitney in California : news

How 401(k) Drives Inequality - The New York Times - How an obscure, 45-year-old tax change transformed retirement and left so many Americans out in the cold ... in 2017 49 percent of Americans ages 55 to 66 had "no personal retirement savings." ... 40-year experiment with do-it-yourself pensions has been an utter failure ... for most Americans, replacing defined-benefit plans with defined-contribution plans had been "a shift from financial certainty to financial uncertainty" and suggested that it was time to abandon the "you're on your own" approach.

Can I Still Be Body Positive and Take Ozempic?

Parenting: This is illegal in most of the world. In America, new parents are embracing it. Sex selection with IVF is banned in much of the world. Not in the U.S.

A strange regression was linked to Down syndrome. These moms found answers. - The Washington Post - Their children's decline was precipitous and dramatic, with patients losing function in days or weeks, including the ability to talk, move or take care of themselves ... Regression symptoms in patients with Down syndrome were identified as early as 1946, but the condition was often misdiagnosed as either early-onset Alzheimer's disease or late-onset autism ... Down syndrome regression disorder, or DSRD. Though its prevalence is difficult to measure, DSRD is believed to affect between 1 to 5 percent of people with Down syndrome ... Many believe a better understanding of Down syndrome, which occurs in approximately 1 in 800 births and is caused by an extra chromosome 21, could lead to advances in our overall understanding of cancer, autoimmune conditions and longevity. Remarkably, people with Down syndrome rarely develop hypertension as they age and almost never develop most solid tumor cancers. But they are far more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease earlier in life. About 30 percent of people with Down syndrome develop dementia in their 50s.

ELI5 : how can psychedelic mushrooms make you see really complex geometrical fractals and visuals? : explainlikeimfive
Form constant - Wikipedia

Ketogenic diet a potential therapy for autism by reshaping gut bacteria and brain inflammation. Results align with existing research indicating that KD could enhance social behavior in ASD by reducing brain inflammation and improving metabolic and gut health. : science

How 'Cosmological Natural Selection' Could Explain Your Very Existence - There's an intriguing possibility that the emergence of conscious life is not just a coincidence, but an inevitable outcome of cosmic evolution.

A new study of romantic couples found that individuals who perceive themselves as being viewed more positively by their partners than they actually are tend to have partners who report lower levels of satisfaction. : science

Cheap Catalyst Made Out of Sugar Has the Power To Destroy CO2 : technology

Particle Could Be Portal to Fifth Dimension | What Is Dark Matter

The 30 Most Shocking Government Secrets - Turns out there's a whole file on Bigfoot.

New research has discovered that neotame, one of the new generation of artificial sweeteners, is capable of damaging the human intestine and causing illness : science

FDA recalls faulty iOS app that injured hundreds of insulin pump users | TechSpot ... As of April 15, 2024, there have been no reported deaths, but 224 individuals have reported injuries. A Class 1 recall, the most severe, is initiated when injuries or fatalities are possible, as per the FDA's classification system.

What is the scariest "trust your gut" feeling you felt before and glad you did so? : AskReddit

What's going on right now that most people have no idea about? : AskReddit

Mr. Chemex: The Eccentric Inventor Who Reimagined the Perfect Cup of Coffee

How a Small-Town Navy Vet Created Rock's Most Iconic Surrealist Posters | Collectors Weekly
Was Levon Mosgofian of Tea Lautrec Litho the Most Psychedelic Printer in Rock? | Collectors Weekly

When the Transcendental Painting Group Brought Modernism to the Desert in an Effort to Heal | Collectors Weekly

Storybook Apocalypse: Beasts, Comets, and Other Signs of the End Times | Collectors Weekly
Diablitos in the Details: The Curious Tale of Mexico's Most Peculiar Pottery | Collectors Weekly
Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male | Collectors Weekly
Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boy's Clubs Hiding? | Collectors Weekly
How Collecting Opium Antiques Turned Me Into an Opium Addict | Collectors Weekly
Did the CIA's Experiments With Psychedelic Drugs Unwittingly Create the Grateful Dead? | Collectors Weekly
The Sources of Psychedelic Art? Drugs, But Also Picasso and the Fire-Bombing of Tokyo | Collectors Weekly
Blueprint for the Occupy Movement? Read the Protest Manifestos of the 1960s | Collectors Weekly

John Lennon's Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 | Collectors Weekly

How to Cool Your Home in a Warming World Does your home become unbearable in hot weather? Increasingly a hot home is an overheating office too.

Do you need a dentist visit every 6 months? That filling? The data is weak | Ars Technica Getting evidence-based care may be like pulling teeth, researchers suggest.

Research: Polyamory isn't just for wealthy people. And it can be satisfying.

How An Obscure British Comedy Sketch Became The World's Most Repeated TV Program
Dinner for One with Freddie Frinton and May Warden - YouTube
Dinner for One - Wikipedia

How a Miami Student's Package Scam Came Crashing Down - The Package King of Miami - Matthew Bergwall was a gifted coder who could have gotten a job at any tech company. He decided to go in another direction.

The 'Sift' strategy: A four-step method for spotting misinformation


Gargantuan sunspot 15-Earths wide shoots powerful X-class flare toward Earth, triggering radio blackouts : worldnews
See photos of the rare northern lights display across the United States - The Washington Post The major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere caused stunning aurora displays across northern Europe and very low latitudes in the U.S.
Spectacular photos show the northern lights around the world - CBS News
Why is the aurora usually green, and why was the southern one pink last night? : askscience

Record-breaking increase in CO2 levels in world's atmosphere : worldnews
Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory just captured ominous signals about the planet's health Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever - The Washington Post

CEO of world's biggest ad firm targeted by deepfake scam | Fraudsters impersonated WPP's CEO using a fake WhatsApp account, a voice clone and YouTube footage used in a virtual meet : worldnews

Bunbury tornado captured on film as it leaves trail of damage to 40 properties : worldnews

Japan backs U.N. move to grant full membership to Palestine : worldnews ... Poland, South Korea and Japan all support Palestine membership. It's quite surprising. Meanwhile Sweden abstained.

North Korea to deploy 'technically updated' multiple rocket launcher amid tensions : worldnews

Wife of U.S. soldier detained in Russia says he was having an affair, not involved in 'geopolitical intrigue' : worldnews

Death toll in Afghanistan floods rises to 153, says Taliban interior ministry : worldnews

South Africa: survivor found 5 days after building collapse : worldnews

Gunmen kidnap more than 100 in attack on villages in northwest Nigeria : worldnews

Kuwait parliament dissolved over 'widespread corruption' : worldnews

A parliamentary election runoff puts hard-liners firmly in charge of Iran's parliament : worldnews
Iran Brands Canada's Plan To Designate IRGC 'Hostile' : worldnews

Egypt, Qatar reject Israeli proposal to control civil administration in post-war Gaza : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #49) : worldnews

(1) The Times of Israel on X: "Biden: There'd be a Gaza ceasefire 'tomorrow' if Hamas frees the hostages" / X
(1) The Times of Israel on X: "IDF chief said to tell PM that army fighting again in parts of Gaza due to lack of strategy" / X
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "During a meeting that discussed the issue of the day after the war, an argument reportedly broke out between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar." / X
Argument broke out between PM Netanyahu, Defense Minister Gallant - Israel News - The Jerusalem Post - Prime Minister Netanyahu and security chiefs reportedly argued over discussions held about the course of the war, including questions of the day after in Gaza.

New polls show declining confidence in the Likud and sharp drop in Israeli citizens' optimism : worldnews

U.S. offers Israel intelligence, supplies in effort to avoid Rafah invasion : worldnews

Israel orders people in more areas of Gaza's Rafah to evacuate : worldnews
Israel orders more Rafah evacuations, expanding military operation : worldnews ... Israel ordered tens of thousands of people to leave Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, signaling an imminent push by Israeli forces into the city's most urban districts, a move that could trigger the White House to freeze offensive weapons shipments ... More than 150,000 people had already fled Rafah this week, the United Nations said, after Israeli troops staged a lightning offensive east of the city to capture the border crossing with Egypt. According to Israeli military analysts, armored brigades in eastern Rafah are encircling the city.

Hamas says no budging from already-rejected hostage deal offer as Cairo talks break up : worldnews

Hamas publishes video of Nadav Popplewell, claims hostage killed by Israeli airstrike : worldnews

UN seemingly halves estimate of Gazan women, children killed : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 808, Part 1 (Thread #954) : worldnews

Zelensky: Ukraine defends in northern Kharkiv Oblast, 'extremely difficult' situation in Donetsk Oblast : worldnews

Ukraine's Security Service detains Russian agents preparing 9 May terrorist attack in Kyiv : worldnews

Russia takes five villages in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, defence ministry says : worldnews
Almost 2,000 evacuated from Kharkiv region as Russia claims capture of border villages : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: "UK announces largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine The package consists of 4 million rounds of ammunition, over 1,600 missiles, and 400 vehicles, UK defense ministry announced." / X

M113, Bradley, boats and missiles: US announces new military aid package : worldnews
(1) NEXTA on X: US State Department has approved the urgent sale of three HIMARS to Ukraine The Associated Press says that the deal will reach about $30 million. Ukraine has requested the purchase of three missile systems to be funded by the German government. Secretary of State ... / X

(1) NEXTA on X: Russia has problems with the use of bombs - British intelligence The UK recalled that on May 4, a Russian fighter jet dropped a FAB-500 over the city of Belgorod. According to media estimates, in March-April 2024, 20 munitions were dropped over the Russian Belgorod region / X

(1) OSINTdefender on X: "A “Theatre Tactical Symbol” which was not previously seen has begun to appear on Russian Tanks, Armored Vehicles, and other Equipment seen over the last 48-72 Hours during Offensive Operations against the Kharkiv Region of Northeastern Ukraine, with this being another Indicator…" / X

(1) (((Tendar))) on X: "You know, some decoys are hard to recognize but others are way too obvious that you better hide from your superiors that you just wasted a $3 million missile on plywood. This was the latter case. No secondary explosions of missiles, not even secondary burns, tubes look pretty ... / X

Around 50,000 protesters marched through central Tbilisi on Saturday at a rally against a controversial foreign influence bill, dubbed "the Russian law", and backed by the Georgian government. Critics say the bill is inspired by a law in Russia that has been used to clamp down on dissent : worldnews

Poland will build fortifications on eastern border, PM Tusk says : worldnews

Romania - Controversial Law Granting Amnesty For Tax Evasion Under 1M euros Signed By President Iohannis : worldnews

Germany may introduce conscription for all 18-year-olds as it looks to boost its troop numbers in the face of Russian military aggression : worldnews
Germany considering conscription for all 18-year-olds in the face of Russian aggression - Both men and women could be called up to boost numbers in the armed forces
An estimated 2,300 people participated in a demonstration organized by the Islamist group Muslim Interactive in the German port city of Hamburg on Saturday. The group, classified as extremist by German security authorities, called for a new protest against "censorship and opinions being dictated." : worldnews
Berlin Tesla activists say civil disobedience is only option: Police are braced for further protests at the Tesla factory site in Grunheide near Berlin : worldnews

France to offer all 18 to 25-year-olds free fertility checks to combat falling birth rates : worldnews ... "Rising cost-of-living pressures, especially the price of childcare and housing, is another factor that puts a dampener on couples having children or deciding to have multiple." ... This is literally the last sentence in the article.

British colleges are handling protests differently.

Brazil floods drive thousands from their homes : worldnews

Mexico heat wave melts temperature records in 10 cities, including Mexico City : worldnews

Haitians demand the resignation and arrest of the country's police chief after a new gang attack : worldnews

One way to decrease temporary residents is to make them permanent, Canadian ministers suggest : worldnews

US set to impose 100% tariff on Chinese electric vehicle imports : technology

Biden just quietly took a key step to 'decriminalize' traffic safety policy : politics

26 senators tell USPS to pause all changes to delivery network until regulator's review : politics

Liberal icon Bernie Sanders is running for Senate reelection, squelching retirement rumors : politics

Most Democrats believe Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza - poll : politics - 56% of Democrats say they believe Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people living in Gaza, with only 22% saying they do not. 36% of independents (a plurality) and 23% of Republicans believe it is genocide. A plurality of voters (46%) disapprove of Congress sending $4 Billion in military aid to Israel.

AOC and Bernie Sanders defend Biden's decision to withhold military aid to Israel : politics

It can get much worse - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Even on the narrow issue of Israel/Palestine, Trump would be much worse than Biden. What you want to do with this information is up to you. But Donald the Dove arguments about Gaza are embarrassing even by that country-fried-rube standard:
Trump Did October 7th - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front - Things Can Always Get Worse ... I don't like to hazard predictions, but if experience is any guide, I strongly believe a right-wing Israeli government, under the chaos of a second Trump administration, would attempt to go forward with annexation and ethnic cleansing of the West Bank and God knows what permanent "solution" for Gaza. And I believe the chain reaction that would set off could very likely lead to World War III. We've already seen how bad things can get after just four years of Trump. What about eight? Or more!

Graham: Israel Should Do Whatever They Want to Palestinians Like When U.S. Nuked Japan : politics

Campus protests have parents watching anxiously from afar
At the University of Vermont, protest ends abruptly but peacefully - The Boston Globe - the protest at UVM in Burlington ended without rancor after protesters claimed victory and the administration avoided the kind of confrontation that has roiled other campuses nationwide
Police disband pro-Palestinian student encampments across the US | US campus protests | The Guardian Police disband pro-Palestinian student encampments across the US
Violence at UCLA protest raged for hours before police stepped in - The Washington Post Faculty had raised alarms in the days before the attack on pro-Palestinian protesters. That night, one witness called emergency services 11 times before police intervened.

Eschaton: It Seems There Are Some War Crimes, HOWEVER... Amazing stuff ... The Biden administration said Friday that it is “reasonable to assess” that US weapons have been used by Israeli forces in Gaza in ways that are “inconsistent” with international humanitarian law but stopped short of officially saying Israel violated the law.

Will you accept election results? Republicans dodge question.

Right-wing media criticize new Title IX rules over added protections for trans people and victims of sexual misconduct | Media Matters for America ... Project 2025 - It's about far more than that. The yes men have been complied into a list to takeover key positions so they can restructure our government into a christo-fascist nation. Indoctrination of our children in school, government supervision of pregnant women, mass deportations, imprisonment of political rivals, elimination of the free press, etc.

A wargame simulated a 2nd Trump presidency. It concluded NATO would collapse. : politics

GOP District Chair Kandiss Taylor Threatens Violence ... Against Those Who Oppose Christian Nationalism - Kandiss Taylor s a flat-earth, election-denying conspiracy theorist who unsuccessfully ran for governor in Georgia in 2022. Undaunted by her paltry showing in that election, Taylor subsequently became a Georgia GOP district chair and also began hosting a weekly program called "Jesus, Guns, and Babies" on the far-right Stew Peters Network.

Project 2025 targets election 2024: Targeting the voting booth for Trump is a massive operation to return the authoritarian to the White House : politics
Project 2025 is religious tyranny, threatening the freedom & liberty we fought for
A guide to Project 2025, the extreme right-wing agenda for the next Republican administration | Media Matters for America
Republican who wants to know about project 2025 : Defeat_Project_2025

Trump Allies Have a Horror Movie Plan to Clear Out Death Row Prisoners - The infamous Project 2025 includes a plan to purge prisons. : politics ... Because the CIA and FBI are majority right wing zealots, like all LEO organizations. Filled with MAGATS, and so-called centrists, like Milquetoast Merrick.
Trump Allies Have a Horror Movie Plan to Clear Out Death Row Prisoners | The New Republic Project 2025, a coalition of conservatives and Republicans, released a document last year laying out their policy wish list for all of the government, Hidden deep within the playbook on page 554 is a plan to execute every inmate on federal death row -- and add more criminals to it with the help of the Supreme Court, HuffPost reported Friday.

Trump, escalating attacks at rally, says Biden is surrounded by fascists : politics

(1) Philip Gourevitch on X: The late, great Hannibal Lecter is a wonderful man. / X
What does he do, this man you seek? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
80K Turn Out to Hear Trump Rant About Whales and Hannibal Lecter : politics

Trump insults prosecutor at Jersey Shore rally filled with vulgar jabs : politics

Biden says Trump 'snapped' after 2020 election loss : politics

Judge Tells Michael Cohen, Key Witnesses in Trump's Trial, to Stop Taunting the Defendant : politics

Trump May Owe $100 Million From Double-Dip Tax Breaks, Audit Shows : politics ... millions of dollars he is diverting from his political fundraising entities into his private legal defense expenses

Trump has spent most of his court-free days without public campaign events : politics

Thinking of not voting? It's music to Trump's ears. : politics

Narrative of Trump snoozing in court takes hold -- much to his annoyance -- The Washington Post It's unclear if the former president has actually been sleeping, and he vehemently denies it. But Democrats and late-night hosts have seized on the reports anyway.

Trump's Sleazy $1 Billion Shakedown of Oil Execs Gives Dems an Opening : politics

Trump is increasingly directing personal attacks against independent rival Robert F. Kennedy Jr. : politics ... Well, the RFK thing backfired in an interesting way. He was bankrolled by Trump supporters, after all. Serious buyer's remorse now ... "I support the emerging consensus that abortion should be unrestricted up until a certain point. I believe that point should be when the baby is viable outside the womb. Therefore I would allow appropriate restrictions on abortion in the final months of pregnancy, just as Roe v. Wade did." ... "we have developed a policy that we call "More Choices, More Life." We can reduce abortion across the board by supporting motherhood, supporting parents, and supporting families. Soon we'll unveil our plan for universally affordable child care, which will cap child care expenses at 10% for most families. And we will support women in need so that abortion isn't their only choice."

Trump Again, and Repeatedly, Denounces Jews Who Support Biden : politics
Trump's long history with antisemitic tropes - The Washington Post

Trump vows to fight 'anti-white feeling' in the United States. His allies have a plan | Reuters
Trump vows to reverse transgender student protections 'on day one' : politics

Trump's youngest son Barron 'declines' to be RNC delegate, his mother Melania says : politics

Corporate wants you to spot the difference because Donald Trump couldn't. : PoliticalHumor

Paul Manafort Quits The Trump Campaign - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Manafort is now working for China instead of Russia. And he's been trying to hook up with Japan, South Korea, and Guatemala.

Why Are Some Republican Lawmakers Hellbent on Preserving Child Marriage? GOP lawmakers across the U.S. have opposed raising the marriage age, with some arguing child marriage bans would encourage abortion : politics

Kristi Noem Now Banned in More Than 90 Percent of All South Dakota Tribal Lands : politics
Eschaton: Whoopsie Doodle Came so close to getting rid of this guy a few times against IMMENSE opposition from his colleagues (And, yes, I get that they are going to support incumbents, but there is support and then there's SUPPORT ... Cuellar endorsed George Bush in 2000!!!

Katie Britt is back at it, pushing a bill to launch a pregnancy tracking federal database : Defeat_Project_2025

Paul Pelosi attacker could go away for 40 years - on enhanced charges of terrorism : politics ... And of course FoxNews and the Trumps mocked him like crazy, an elderly man being attacked with a hammer, even spreading the lie that they were gay lovers ... And Elon Musk helped amplify the gay lovers story.

Missouri Republican moves to loosen child labor laws, calls children "lazy" : politics ... That video clip was legitimately hilarious: "They know how to play VIDEO GAMES... they know how to JOIN GANGS..." The GOP is made up of cartoon characters at this point ... Well given that their MO is regressive policies it makes sense that they want to legisilate everything back to before 1938 when modern child labor laws were not a thing, women and minorities were second class citizens.

California says restaurants must bake all of their add-on fees into menu prices : politics ... Restaurants in SF are pissed. They can no longer hide their extra service fees, surcharges, and add-ons. Good.

VCU graduates walk out during Gov. Youngkin commencement address : politics

Indiana Democrats cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana legalization next year : politics

For a second time, Sen. Bob Menendez faces a corruption trial. This time, it involves gold bars : politics

Elon Musk's X can't invent its own copyright law, judge says | Judge rules copyright law governs public data scraping, not X's terms : technology ... This is an interesting ruling, and it's good that the judge weighed in on the issue of information monopolies by social media companies. The highlighting of the tensions between s230 and the desire for platforms to keep the user data they have private is a useful one as well, that has implications beyond Twitter.

Severe weather strikes Florida with tornadoes and melon-size hail in Texas - The Washington Post A storm outbreak that began Monday is ending with a bang.

ELI5: What is the significance of a Mobius Strip? : explainlikeimfive

If dogs can smell cancer, why isn't this a popular form of cancer screening? : askscience

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'Severe' solar storm could trigger Northern Lights as far south as Alabama on Friday night : news
After 6 Coronal Mass Ejections in just 2 days, forecasters issue geomagnetic storm watch for May 11. Localized power outages possible. : worldnews
Severe solar storm threatens power grids and navigation systems : worldnews

World's largest plant to extract CO2 from air opens in Iceland : worldnews

Venezuela loses its last glacier as it shrinks down to an ice field : news

Climate protesters try to break into Tesla's Germany factory, multiple people arrested : worldnews ... Climate activists protesting an EV car manufacturer… shits wild.

NZ First tries to introduce controversial bathroom bill : worldnews

Growing fears: Aussie MPs told to use burner phones in India : worldnews
US won't guarantee Australia will have complete control of Aukus submarines | Aukus : worldnews

Top Philippine security official demands Chinese diplomats' expulsion as territorial row escalates : worldnews

Taiwan Wants U.S.-Made Loitering Munitions to Deter a Chinese Invasion : worldnews

China military says it 'drove away' US destroyer in South China Sea : worldnews

Russia Victory Day parade: Only one tank on display as Vladimir Putin says country is going through 'difficult period' : worldnews

Putin says there is nothing unusual about tactical nuclear weapons drill : worldnews

Russian firms buy $4 billion worth of India-made arms, pay in Indian rupee : worldnews

Iran sentences renowned director to 8 years in prison and flogging, lawyer says : worldnews
Iran Deploys Drones, Surveillance to Enforce Hijab Rules : worldnews ... This is what happens when 16th century people get hold of 21st century technology.
Iran has launched a new crackdown on women defying its strict dress code : worldnews

UN General Assembly backs Palestinian bid for membership : worldnews
UN assembly approves resolution granting Palestine new rights and reviving its UN membership bid : worldnews

Report: State Department set to confirm Israel not breaking international law in Gaza : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #48) : worldnews

Strapped down, blindfolded, held in diapers: Israeli whistleblowers detail abuse of Palestinians in shadowy detention center : news

Heavy fighting in Gaza's Rafah keeps aid crossings closed, sends 100,000 civilians fleeing : news
More than 100,000 flee Rafah as Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza assault : worldnews
Netanyahu: Israel will 'fight with fingernails' if US curbs weapons : worldnews
US says it's not abandoning Israel, asserts Rafah offensive would embolden Hamas : worldnews

Sirens sound in Be'er Sheva as Gaza rockets strike after 6 months of silence : worldnews
Fires rage in Northern Israel after Hezbollah barrage from Lebanon : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 807, Part 1 (Thread #953) : worldnews

Ukraine sends in reinforcements after Russian forces attack Kharkiv region : worldnews
Heavy Battles Taking Place Along Entire Front Line: Zelensky : worldnews
Governor: Russia has damaged or destroyed 660 power infrastructure objects in Kharkiv region since beginning of full-scale invasion : worldnews

Russia mounts surprise assault on northern Ukraine in most serious cross-border offensive in two years : worldnews

A Ukrainian Sport Plane Drone Just Flew 800 Miles Into Russia To Blow Up An Oil Refinery : worldnews

(1) Euromaidan Press on X: "An oil depot has been struck in occupied Rovenki, Luhansk Oblast Since 2014, the Russian-controlled facility has been the key fuel hub to supply the occupation forces. 📹via" / X

A Finnish first: Court issues school bully restraining order : worldnews

(1) Dr. Dan Lomas on X: A Russian-owned castle on the Kent-Sussex border that had its diplomatic status removed this week is suspected of being used by Russia's military intelligence agency to meet and recruit UK agents / X
British girl's hearing restored in pioneering gene therapy trial : worldnews

Nicolas Maduro appears on ballot 13 times for Venezuela election : worldnews
Nicolas Maduro appears on ballot 13 times for Venezuela election Voters are bombarded with chances to re-elect strongman president, while his opponent is pictured just three times

More intense rain expected as Brazilian flood death toll reaches 107 : worldnews
Caramelo, the Brazilian horse stranded on a roof by floods, is rescued after stirring the nation

Mexico's president accuses press and volunteer searchers for missing people of 'necrophilia' : worldnews

Sanders says he's worried Biden could lose election over Gaza war : politics

Most Democrats believe Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza - poll : politics - 56% of Democrats say they believe Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people living in Gaza, with only 22% saying they do not. 36% of independents (a plurality) and 23% of Republicans believe it is genocide. A plurality of voters (46%) disapprove of Congress sending $4 Billion in military aid to Israel.

Marijuana move could help Biden in key voter group : politics

Immensely powerful life-tenured official laments peons accurately reporting his corrupt conduct - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Clarence Thomas has taken another ride on the waaaaaaaambulance: ... Justice Clarence Thomas denounced on Friday "the nastiness and the lies" that have shadowed him in recent years as public scrutiny has mounted over his wife's efforts to subvert the 2020 election and luxury gifts he has accepted from billionaire friends.

Donald Trump's team made 'huge' admission in court -- legal analyst : politics ... Trump's lawyers admitted in court that Trump reimbursed his attorney for payments to Stormy Daniels, a legal analyst has said.

Donald Trump assures potential supporters that the genuine anti-vaxx kook in the race is not RFK Jr. - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Can you survive on New York City on 43 grand a month? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Cassidy Hutchinson Could Be Latest Major Republican Defection | The former Trump White House staffer said she's voting for "character" in the fall. : politics

"Reaching her expiration date": How Marjorie Taylor Greene fell so fast from MAGA stardom : politics

Kristi Noem Dog-Killing Story Is Actually Worse in Context

Wyomingites may be skeptical of Obamacare, but many use it for health insurance : politics

Virginia school board votes to restore Confederate names to two schools : news

Just like all states, Nevada will count ballots postmarked on or before Election Day. More people voting scares the hell out of the GOP so much they're trying to stop that. : PoliticalHumor

Woman was living inside rooftop grocery store sign with computer and coffee maker for a year : news

Teens kicked out of elite Catholic school for 'blackface' awarded $1m by jury after proving it was just acne mask : news
A GOP school board member tried to ban a student's art for being 'offensive' to Christians : politics

Bumble founder says your dating 'AI concierge' will soon date hundreds of other people's 'concierges' for you : technology

Warner Bros. Orders Fan-Made 'Lord of the Rings' Movie Removed From Internet After 15 Years / 'The Hunt for Gollum' movie has been blocked following the studio's announcement of their own Gollum movie. : movies

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (Official HD Video) - YouTube
#shorts Eyes Of The Tiger - Survivor - YouTube

A young actress, an obsessed stalker and a Hollywood murder that changed America - Los Angeles Times

TIL the Big Bang theory was initially controversial and met with skepticism for seemingly supporting religious ideas that the universe has a beginning : todayilearned

A study on friendship preferences discovered that men showed a higher preference for friendships with other men who were attracted to different types of women. : science

If the diameter of gas giant planets include the gas, why don't we include our atmosphere when we calculate the diameter of Earth? : askscience

ELI5: What is the reason we don't use the international phonetic alphabet when writing things? : explainlikeimfive

A New Study Reveals a Warp Drive That Actually Operates Within Known Physics : technology

ChatGPT's answers might soon be NSFW as OpenAI opens the door to AI porn : technology
Arstechnica: Stack Overflow users sabotage their posts after OpenAI deal. : technology

What is the weirdest thing that happened to you at a concert? : AskReddit

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World's top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target : worldnews
Despair, calls for civil disobedience from experts - expect 2.5C+ global temp rise by century end : worldnews

Renewable energy passes 30% of world's electricity supply | Renewable energy : worldnews

April temperatures in Indonesia hottest for more than four decades : worldnews

Young voters don't give Biden credit for historic climate bill - Los Angeles Times - How a drilling project and Israel-Hamas overshadow Biden's climate record for young voters

Vermont poised to become first US state to charge big oil for climate damage : politics

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Chinese network behind one of world's largest online scams : worldnews
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Pentagon slams Russia's 'irresponsible' use of nuke exercises as a 'pressure tactic' : worldnews

General Staff: Russia has lost 477,430 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 : worldnews
Putin Wants Russians to Live Longer as Demographic Crisis Grows : worldnews

Russian Interior Ministry forecasts largest spike in violent crime in 15 years : worldnews

Kremlin botnet launches wave of disinformation claiming Havana Syndrome doesn't exist. : worldnews

A (Strange) Interview With the Russian-Military-Linked Hackers Targeting US Water Utilities : worldnews

Children 'piled up and shot': new details emerge of ethnic cleansing in Darfur. : news

Iran couldn't shift its sanctioned oil without Malaysia and Singapore, US official says : worldnews

Amnesty Labels Iran's Hijab Enforcement 'War on Women' : worldnews
(Iran Protests) Khamenei's Hijab Enforcement Continues in Street War on Women : worldnews

Israeli tanks encircle eastern half of Rafah : news
US won't supply weapons for Israel to attack Rafah, Biden says
Israel going ahead with Rafah operation as hostage talks continue, Netanyahu says : worldnews
Biden's Rafah warning is turning point in US-Israel relations and a belated - but inevitable rupture - with Netanyahu : politics
Netanyahu Is Humiliating Biden | The New Republic - The U.S. president thought he could influence the Israeli prime minister. He's getting played instead.

Reports mount of mass graves at Gaza hospitals, some bodies found 'without heads' | The Hill

Zelenskiy Fires Bodyguard Chief After Arrest of Two Officers │Two Colonels Detained on Suspicion Of Plot To Kill President : worldnews

Ukraine says it repulsed Russian bid to cross border : worldnews
Russia launches large-scale attack against Ukraine, hitting energy infrastructure : worldnews

Dozens detained as Paris police clear Gaza war protest at Sorbonne university

Chinese election meddling could undermine Canada democracy, says spy agency : worldnews
Alleged Chinese meddling spurs foreign agent registry in Canada : worldnews

The GOP Plan For Executions If Trump Wins : politics

Sanders says he's worried Biden could lose election over Gaza war : politics

Extending Trump Tax Cuts Would Add $4.6 Trillion to Deficit: CBO | "We can't afford 10 more years of giveaways to the wealthy and corporations and fail to invest in the people who drive our economy," said the head of Groundwork Collaborative. "This tax law should expire." : politics ... Wow, who could've seen this coming? You mean giving $2 trillion in corporate welfare to companies already making record profits, so they could "create jobs" led to them buying back their own stock, instead, to make their shareholders rich and left taxpayers holding the bag? I, for one, am shocked.

Nearly 700 Jewish professors call on Biden not to sign controversial antisemitism legislation : politics
GOP lawmaker claims KKK is 'the military wing of the Democratic Party' in closed door meeting ahead of antisemitism hearing : politics ... Perry participated in attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election. Perry attempted to replace Pennsylvania's electors. The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack called for an interview with Perry, the first time it publicly sought to question a sitting member of Congress. Perry declined the request the next day.
Audio captures Republican congressman claiming KKK is the 'military wing' of Democratic party : politics

Jamie Raskin Schools House Republican With Brutal U.S. History Lesson : politics
(1) Acyn on X: "Grothman attempts to lecture Raskin on the use of the word 'Republic' in the pledge of allegiance. Raskin provides Grothman with a history lesson" / X

Majority of Democratic Voters Believe Israel's US-Backed Gaza Assault Is 'Genocide': Poll : politics

33 demonstrators arrested as D.C. police clear GWU protest encampment - The Washington Post -- Police moved on the encampment hours before the D.C. mayor and police chief were set to testify on Capitol Hill about it. The hearing has since been canceled.

College protests at graduation using faux blood, stirs controversy -- The university has blood on its hands : Debate over imagery of bloody hands at protests divides community

Harvard's encampment is the last one standing in Greater Boston - The Boston Globe
MIT protests encampment ends with riot gear, state police clear out ... After nearly three weeks on campus, MIT's pro-Palestinian student encampment ends with arrests

FIRE and the dream of a world without work - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The right-wing uproar about Title IX -- Last month, the Biden administration released a significant update to the Department of Education regulations that guide colleges on how to implement Title IX ... Since Title IX's passage, the percentage of female college students has increased from 42% to 58%. The new rules are over 1,500 pages long, but the biggest change is the expansion of the regulation's protections against discrimination and harassment. The rules now explicitly prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tells public universities to ignore Biden's Title IX updates : politics

Biden Says Trump Will Not Accept 2024 Result: 'I Promise You He Won't' - "The guy is not a democrat with a small d," the president told CNN's Erin Burnett. : politics

Democrat blasts GOP for 'offering bills to give appliances more rights than women' : politics
Clinton thought she would 'throw up' listening to Supreme Court emergency abortion arguments | The Hill ... To hear male justices of the Supreme Court parsing how many organs you have to lose in order to be eligible for emergency treatment, honestly it was 'The Handmaid's Tale' come alive," Clinton said.
How Dobbs enables domestic violence - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Homicide is a leading cause of death in the perinatal period. But just as troublingly, abusers can use abortion bans to prevent partners from leaving or retaliate against them if they do.
Supreme Court throws its weight behind Trump's maga movement with dangerous consequences : politics

Federal appeals court refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden's gun charges

Guilty? By nearly 3-1, Americans predict Trump conviction in NY trial

` Discussion Thread: New York Criminal Fraud Trial of Donald Trump, Day 14 : politics
Stormy Daniels returns to witness stand for more cross-examination in Trump trial : politics
Stormy Daniels on having sex with Trump: 'Nobody would ever want to publicly say that' : politics
Stormy Daniels shoots down Trump attorney's claims she made up sex story: 'If it was untrue, I would've written it better' : politics
Donald Trump hush-money trial: Stormy Daniels spars with Trump defense attorney
"Jurors won't like it": Experts say Trump lawyer's victim-shaming of Stormy Daniels was a "disaster" : politics
(1) Mueller, She Wrote on X: I think it's important that we don't miss what Stormy is testifying to. He invited her to dinner. There was no dinner. She wanted to leave. He stood between her and the door. He told her that her career and future depended on her having sex with him. He didn't use a condom / X
Donald Trump is a sleazy predator who coerced Stormy Daniels into bed ... Little Donny Fuckface imagines himself to be a lot of things he's not. he's a low-wattage imbecile who thinks he's the smartest person who ever lived. he's a lifelong failure who believes he's the savviest businessman ever. he's an out-of-shape slug who pictures himself to be the apex of masculinity.
The Stormy Daniels Testimony Spotlights Trump's Misogyny : politics

Kind of rapey - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Judge Cannon Postpones Trump Case Citing Backlog Of Motions She Failed To Rule On : politics

'Looks Like S**t': Trump Loses It In Unhinged Nighttime Rant At Cable News Host : politics

Donald Trump lashes out at Judge Merchan over prison threat : politics

Trump promised to scrap climate laws if US oil bosses donated $1bn - report : politics
Trump Flaunts His Corruption | The former president's shakedown of oil executives may not have been illegal, but it is undeniably scandalous : politics
Trump to Big Oil Execs: Give Me $1 Billion and I'll Help You Wreck the Planet | "You won't read a more important story today," said one commentator. "Trump is willing to literally destroy the planet for $1 billion." : politics

Trump gets Barron's age wrong when asked about his youngest son's convention role : politics

Maricopa County Republicans censured the AZ Supreme Court because it rejected election lawsuits : politics ... This is like the local Scout troop censuring a nearby bowling league.

Conservative group FreedomWorks shutting down, citing Trump effect : politics .. After Trump won, a "huge gap" opened between the company's libertarian principles and the MAGA ideologies of its members, he said.

DOJ 'Stonewalling' House Ethics Committee Probe of Matt Gaetz - The feds are refusing to turn over relevant information to lawmakers as they investigate the Florida congressman, according to two sources. : politics
Businessman pleads guilty in $25M extortion attempt of Matt Gaetz's father - POLITICO

Ron DeSantis's Florida sues Biden admin for right to deny trans people gender-affirming care. The state is also currently suing for the right to discriminate against trans kids in schools. : politics

RFK Jr.'s new campaign hire appears to have been at the Capitol on Jan. 6 : politics
Brain worms, no metaphor this time - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... RFK is trying to sell himself as the young vibrant alternative to Biden and Trump, which is striking given that, besides the whole literal brain worm thing, he would be the oldest person elected president prior to Biden himself.

House quickly rejects Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to remove Speaker Johnson from office - The Boston Globe - An overwhelming majority, 359-43, kept Johnson in his job, for now. It's the second time in a matter of months that Republicans have tried to oust their own speaker, an unheard of level of party turmoil with a move rarely seen in U.S. history.
Marjorie Taylor Greene's Motion to Oust Mike Johnson Goes Down in Flames : politics ... I like how they're claiming she's gone off the deep end now, when she started from a place of evil Jewlumminati banks started the California wild fires as part of their environmental agenda lol
House overwhelmingly unites against Marjorie Taylor Greene : politics
GOP rep: Greene has clearly gone off the deep end : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene Finally Got What She Deserved: Defeat : politics

Donald Trump loses battleground state poll for first time in six months : politics

Donald Trump suffers huge vote against him in Indiana primary : politics

Michigan Republican unseated after losing to Democrat by 20 points : politics ... Donald Trump won the county with 60 percent of the vote in 2020. Wow. You love to see it.

Squad Rep's YouTube Page Is a Conspiracy Theorist's Dream : worldnews ... "BLACKS ARE THE TRUE J£WS [sic]." (lb sign)

A teacher spoke out against offering 'opposing' views on the Holocaust. It derailed her career. : politics

Missouri bill to ban all child marriages runs into resistance from House Republicans : politics

Kristi Noem Bailed on Fox News Because of Snow. So They Nuked Her. : politics

Larry Hogan's chances of flipping Maryland Senate seat, according to polls : politics

New bill would place restrictions on DeJoy's USPS reform efforts | USPS is stripping rural America of reliable service without legitimate justification, senator says. : politics

Recreational marijuana backers try to overcome rocky history in South Dakota : politics

Tesla exec resigns, says company has "taken its pound of flesh" as recent layoffs "are rocking the company and its morale" : technology

John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren (1930),” in Essays in Persuasion (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1932), 358-373

The Nation's First Woman Senator Was a Virulent White Supremacist | Smithsonian - In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Georgia women's rights activist and lynching proponent, temporarily filled a dead man's Senate seat - Illustration of Rebecca Latimer Felton with text of newspaper articles about her white supremacist views overlaid on top

What's your favorite "Wow, I didn't see that one coming" from a relative/friend? : AskReddit

Inside L.A.'s greatest family feud: Warring brothers. Billions at stake - Los Angeles Times

'I didn't say it was valid' : Johnson County sheriff admits he didn't have signed warrant : politics

Wi-Fi jamming attacks: How they affect your smart home security | TechHive

Surviving UFO Acceleration by Controlled Time Dilation | by Alexandre Kassiantchouk Ph.D. | Time Matters | Medium

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness: Haidt, Jonathan: 9780593655030: Books

Google helps Harvard scientists map the human brain

ELI5: What exactly carries a radio signal through a vacuum if there's no particles to experience a change in an electric field? : explainlikeimfive

New research provides insight into how belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory can strain interpersonal relationships. The qualitative study reveals how followers' deep entrenchment in QAnon can alienate their loved ones, leading to reduced communication and often the breakdown of relationships. : science

TIL that menstruation is actually very rare in mammals. Other than humans, only 9 primate species, 4 bat species, the elephant shrew, and one species of mouse menstruate. All other female mammals reabsorb their uterine lining, rather than shed it : todayilearned

Men of Reddit, what's one stereotype about masculinity that you wish would disappear, and how does it affect your life? : AskReddit

How To Make French Toast Even Better than the Diner Pay close attention and you'll always have the French toast you deserve.

What's something you keep in your car "just in case"? : AskReddit

Karen Read trial: Follow testimony Thursday with live updates

In closed-door budget process, Mass. House leaders scored big -- House leaders tucked dozens of their own earmarks into sweeping budget amendments assembled in private
Mass. House budget: See your town's earmarks

Nantucket short-term rental measure is voted down Measure to broadly legalize short-term rentals on the island was voted down at Town Meeting. Now what? ... Nantucket residents voted down a broad legalization of short-term rentals Tuesday, sparking what will likely be yet another round of debate in the multiyear saga over the right of homeowners to lease out their property to tourists on the island.

Cambridge bans drivers from going right on red - NBC Boston If you are driving or biking in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you can no longer legally go right on red at any intersection in the city



Opinion | Solar storms aren't the apocalypse. But Earth should prepare now. - Washington Post

There Is No Way Out for Europe. | by B | Medium Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder

UN expert attacks 'exploitative' world economy in fight to save planet : worldnews

Why Half of Humanity Lives in This Circle | by Tomas Pueyo | Medium More than 50% of the world's population lives in this circle. Do you think it's a coincidence?

In photos: The scene after a deadly tornado strike Oklahoma - The Washington Post

Australia has accused a Chinese fighter jet of firing flares into the path of a naval helicopter last weekend over international waters of the Yellow Sea, an action that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese blasted as "completely unacceptable." : worldnews
NSW police to be given powers to search people for knives with no warrant under new proposal : worldnews
Knife and Sword Laws in Australia

Japan, Germany may hold 1st joint land force exercise next year : worldnews

Knife attack at Chinese hospital kills 2 and injures 21 : worldnews
Xi Says China Will 'Never Forget' the US Bombing of Its Embassy : worldnews

Putin inaugurated as president for fifth term with Russia under tight grip : worldnews
'Tsar' Putin tells the West: Russia will talk only on equal terms : worldnews ... and with "on equal terms" he means: We want to keep everything that we have illegally annexed and all our other demands must be met otherwise Russia will collapse and we will have to destroy the world.

Russia vetoes UN resolution to ban nuclear weapons in space, instead seeks ban on all celestial weaponry : worldnews

Russian army has already lost 475,300 invaders in Ukraine : worldnews ... Western estimates are at 500K casualties, 150K KIA

The Alleged LockBit Ransomware Mastermind Has Been Identified As a Russian National : worldnews

US Army sergeant arrested in Russia accused of theft : worldnews
US soldier detained in Russia, White House confirms : worldnews

Reuters: Half of North Korean missiles fired by Russia blow up in mid-air : worldnews

India's Hindu nationalists are petitioning courts to tear down mosques and replace them with temples : worldnews

At least 11 people still alive under building collapse rubble, South African officials say : worldnews

Jewish businessman's murder in Egypt being reviewed by Foreign Ministry : worldnews

Opinion | When the Israel-Gaza war ends, what will the future look like? - The Washington Post

(1) Lazar Berman on X: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and other top Israeli officials will meet with CIA chief William Burns at 1:30 p.m. today amid intensive efforts to hammer out a hostage deal with Hamas. / X
Biden officials "outraged" over Hamas response to Hostage talks - I24NEWS : worldnews
Hamas's Offer to Hand Over 33 Hostages Includes Some Who Are Dead : worldnews
Palestinians report tanks have entered East Rafah after War Cabinet gives operation go-ahead : worldnews
(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X The Israeli military confirms that its 401st Armored Brigade captured the Gazan side of Rafah Crossing this morning. The crossing with Egypt is now disconnected from the Salah a-Din road in eastern Rafah, which was separately captured by the Givati Brigade in the overnight / X

US knew of mediators' altered proposal to Hamas, did not inform Israel -- report : worldnews
US CIA director to travel to Israel on Wednesday for talks with Netanyahu - The Jerusalem Post
Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas hostage deal does not meet Israel's needs : worldnews
Opinion | Ann Telnaes cartoon on Israel closing Al Jazeera's operations there. - The Washington Post Netanyahu shuts down Al Jazeera over Gaza war coverage

Israel going ahead with Rafah operation as hostage talks continue, Netanyahu says : worldnews
Israeli forces say they have operational control of Palestinian side of Rafah crossing in Gaza : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread for Israel-Hamas War (Thread #48) : worldnews

Ukraine Says It Arrested Two in Zelenskiy Assassination Plot - Bloomberg - Two colonels were part of a special unit protecting officials - Zelenskiy has claimed to have survived several plot attempts
Russian plot to kill Zelensky foiled, Kyiv says : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 804, Part 1 (Thread #950) : worldnews

Russian Mangust-class vessel destroyed in Crimea, military intelligence says : worldnews

Europe's election campaigns are under the constant threat of foreign interference : worldnews

Former Greens leader (Finland) attended Russian seminar justifying war in Ukraine : worldnews
Finland storing military equipment in Norway, Sweden : worldnews

Bugging equipment found in room where Polish government was to meet : worldnews

Hungary and Serbia's autocratic leaders to roll out red carpet for China's Xi during Europe tour : worldnews

Slovakia hit by wave of bomb threats : worldnews
More than 1,300 bomb threats received by schools across Slovakia Slovakia hit by wave of bomb threats

Pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate during Auschwitz March of the Living : worldnews
Pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate during Auschwitz March of the Living Israeli participant in the march says Jews again receive 'blow to the head on cursed Auschwitz ground'; survivor says marchers must be allowed to unite with memory of victims of Holocaust and Hamas massacre

Rheinmetall CEO, Armin Papperger, reports that the company will not only deliver hundreds of thousands of artillery shells to Ukraine this year, but also some prototype shells which have a range of 100 km. : worldnews
Pro-Palestinian protest in Amsterdam turns violent after student rally halted : worldnews
Police break up pro-Palestinian demos in Amsterdam, Berlin : worldnews
German investigators have searched the offices of far-right EU lawmaker Maximilian Krah in Brussels. Prosecutors say the searches are in connection with suspected espionage by a former aide accused of working for China : worldnews

'Taboo': French women speak out on rapes by US soldiers during WWII : worldnews
crippled_bastard comments on Taboo: French women speak out on rapes by US soldiers during WWII

Russia threatens Britain with retaliation if involvement in Ukraine war deepens : worldnews
China hacked Ministry of Defence, Sky News learns | Politics News | Sky News MPs will be told of a massive data breach involving the Ministry of Defence later today, targeting service personnel.
MoD data breach: China suspected of UK armed forces payroll hack : worldnews
China hacked Ministry of Defence, Sky News learns : worldnews

India forced meeting about Sikh activists by keeping Trudeau's plane in air during 2018 trip : worldnews

Columbia University cancels main commencement after weeks of protests - The Washington Post The announcement marked the latest disruption at a school roiled by weeks of pro-Palestinian protests and a police response that led to dozens of arrests.

Opinion | Jerry Nadler: Why a Jewish lawmaker voted against an antisemitism bill - The Washington Post - Combating antisemitism is vital. The bill the House just passed is the wrong way to do it.

The Trump Cases : What Stormy Daniels said happened in Trump's hotel suite, from the transcript - Despite objections from Donald Trump's attorneys, adult-film actress Daniels shared details of the alleged sexual encounter in the New York hush money trial.
Stormy Daniels testifies about alleged sexual encounter with Trump - The Washington Post - Judge expresses alarm at Trump's cursing amid disturbing testimony about sex.
Opinion | Stormy Daniels testimony gives Trump a taste of this own medicine - The Washington Post - As Stormy Daniels testified in the hush money case, Trump's angry response was unmistakable.
Stormy Daniels testifies that her obviously false denial was false - The Washington Post In early 2018, Daniels released a carefully worded statement denying an "affair" with Trump. Soon after its release and again Tuesday under oath, she said that the claims she made in that statement were false.

Trump's classified documents trial blown apart by Judge Aileen Cannon - The Washington Post Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump appointee in charge of the Florida prosecution, has repeatedly given Trump's team exactly what it wants. His fans have noticed.

RFK Jr's history lesson on Russia's invasion of Ukraine flunks the fact test - The Washington Post - A line-by-line dissection shows he's often echoing Russian talking points.
RFK Jr. says he had parasitic brain worm and undisclosed memory loss - The Washington Post - Kennedy's campaign spokeswoman said he contracted a parasite years ago while traveling "extensively in Africa, South America and Asia in his work as an environmental advocate."

Why conservative media is suddenly turning on Kristi Noem - The Washington Post The Trump-era right wing has proved it will put up with plenty -- until it decides you're a political liability.

In Arizona, election workers trained with deepfakes to prepare for 2024 - The Washington Post "By the end of the second day, you're like: Trust no one," said one county recorder who completed the training.

Opinion | Brittney Griner: How Russia threw me in prison - The Washington Post

Red Herrings, Transhumanism and well ... Pitchforks

New York governor said Black kids in the Bronx do not know the word 'computer' | Kathy Hochul | The Guardian Kathy Hochul made comment at California conference to showcase upstate AI center before apologizing on Monday night

What does an AR-15 do to a human body? A visual examination of the deadly damage. - Washington Post

How the FBI Destroyed the Careers of 41 Women in TV and Radio At the dawn of the Cold War era, dozens of progressive women working in radio and television were placed on a media blacklist and forced from their industry. Carol Stabile explores this shameful period in American history.

Project Azorian: The CIA's Quest to Steal a Soviet Submarine Inside the CIA s Quest to Steal a Soviet Sub Filled With Cold War Secrets -- Known as one of the "greatest intelligence coups of the Cold War," the project was highly ambitious - and shrouded in secrecy. By Tim Newcomb - Published: May 2, 2024

Inside the Uvalde Response | FRONTLINE

Voigt's resignation sparked a heavy reaction on social media, with many pointing out that the first letters of her first 11 sentences of her resignation post spelled out "I AM SILENCED," though it's unclear what that means, or if it's a coincidence ...
Indy Star bars Gregg Doyel from covering Caitlin Clark's games - The Washington Post Gregg Doyel, a longtime voice at the newspaper, will not be allowed to cover the Indiana Fever.
Star's Gregg Doyel has been suspended; will not cover any Fever games live at the fieldhouse after Caitlin Clark controversy His last column was April 29; he hasn't written a word since then despite the fact the Pacers are in the playoffs against the Knicks.

Apocalypticism Explained | Apocalypse! FRONTLINE | PBS | the Book of Revelation
Apocalypticism Explained | Apocalypse! FRONTLINE | PBS | The Book of Daniel

Parishes turmoil as traditionalism sweeps US Catholic Church | AP News

The Yale Review | Merve Emre: An Interview with Rachel Cusk The novelist on the "feminine non-state of non-being"

Do You Have an "Emotionally Immature Parent"? How a Nine-Year-Old Book Found a New, Younger Audience Therapist Lindsay Gibson's 2015 book has sold over a million copies and its message has soared on social media. What does it mean?

The Polyamorous Christian Socialist Utopia That Made Silverware for Proper Americans Oneida Limited actually emerged from a 19th-century polyamorous communist Christian utopia known as the Oneida Community.

I Read Everything Elon Musk Posted for a Week. Send Help. - Mother Jones - If your media diet looked like his, you'd be red-pilled too.

Naomi Watts and trans daughter Kai Schreiber light up Dior event
56 celebrities you didn't know are gay, bisexual or lesbian

Documenting Police Use of Force | FRONTLINE

How Married Couples Navigate Sexless Relationships - The New York Times - Amanda Montei, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, spoke to more than 30 married people for whom sex is not essential.
Can a Sexless Marriage Be a Happy One? - The New York Times Experts and couples are challenging the conventional wisdom that sex is essential to relationships.

A 20-Person Polycule on Boundaries, Relationships and Intimacy - The New York Times - Lessons From a 20-Person Polycule - How they set boundaries, navigate jealousy, wingman their spouses and foster community.

The Yale Review | Anna Shechtman: "Life in the Algorithm" It has reshaped culture -- but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament.
The Yale Review | Catherine Nicholson: On Ramie Targoff's A new book celebrates -- and sells short -- Shakespeare's sisters

Quanta Magazine A group of prominent biologists and philosophers announced a new consensus: There's 'a realistic possibility' that insects, octopuses, crustaceans, fish and other overlooked animals experience consciousness.

Is the Law of Conservation of Energy Cancelled? Maybe energy can be created and destroyed, or maybe the notion doesn't quite make sense.

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.
A pair of Calabi-Yau manifolds as an exactly soluble superconformal theory - ScienceDirect
On Landau-Ginzburg systems, quivers and monodromy - ScienceDirect

The big idea that our Universe is a hologram - Big Think Holograms preserve all of an object's 3D information, but on a 2D surface. Could the holographic Universe idea lead us to higher dimensions?

The Simple Idea Behind Einstein's Greatest Discoveries -- Behind Einstein's theory of gravity and our understanding of particle physics is the deceptively simple idea of symmetry. But physicists are questioning if focusing on symmetry is as productive as it once was.

This Physicist's Ideas of Time Will Blow Your Mind Is time only in our head?

The Science of Frozen Heads: How the First Cryonic Brains Will Rise Again Futurists, including some medical doctors, are signing up to be decapitated - and then have their brains frozen. But without a body, what will their minds become?

11 Most Endangered Historic Places' list includes Eatonville, Fla. : NPR

The 7 Best Countertop Ice Makers of 2024 - Portable Ice Machines

What the Science Really Says About The Health Benefits Of Freezing Bread - The actual health effects are not nearly as significant as they've been made out to be.

Bitter pills: The Daily Wire suggests its new vitamins will boost sperm counts and fight "wokeness" | Media Matters for America ... latest venture tries to cash in on fear of trans people and drag queens


Fish are getting smaller in warmer waters, but no one can agree why - The Washington Post Figuring out the reason why has big implications, with billions of people depending on seafood for protein.

CIA director heads to Qatar amid "near collapse" of hostage deal - I24NEWS : worldnews

U.S. put a hold on an ammunition shipment to Israel : worldnews

Latest Israel-Hamas war news and Gaza conflict updates - The Washington Post Hamas claims credit for a mortar attack on the Kerem Shalom border crossing, as its officials depart cease-fire negotiations in Cairo and Al Jazeera's offices in Israel are closed down.

Hamas says latest cease-fire talks have ended. Israel vows military operation in 'very near future' : worldnews

Ship with 400 tons of food aid destined for Gaza has left Cyprus : worldnews

NATO defines 'red lines' for Ukraine's entry into war with Russia : worldnews
Ukraine Plans Counteroffensive in 2025 with $61 Billion US Military Aid, Sullivan Says : worldnews

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 802, Part 1 (Thread #948) : worldnews
(1) Andrew Perpetua on X: "Here are the losses I could identify today. Sorry about the prior post, I accidentally didn't export them all.

(1) Special Kherson Cat on X: "Russian boat full of infantry hits an anti-landing mine "YaRM" which was installed by drone operators of the 123rd TD Brigade. Somewhere in the Dnipro river, Kherson region / X

Ukraine Is Using a Weapon From Dungeons and Dragons to Wreak Havoc on Russian Trucks Ancient spikes from the past find new life in the sky, leaving invaders with nowhere to turn.

Man charged after bodies found in search for missing surfers, Mexican officials say - The Washington Post American Carter Rhoad, and Australian brothers Jake and Callum Robinson were on a surfing trip when they were reported missing in late April.
Everything you know about Cinco de Mayo is wrong - The Washington Post - It's actually a celebration of a Mexican military victory over the French ... . Mexico won the battle but would ultimately live under French rule for years ... "The holiday wasn't created in Mexico, it was created in the United States by Latinos living in the United States,"

Service to America Me dals honor feds amid political hostility - The Washington Post - Public Service Recognition Week honors federal workers amid increasing hostility from the right.

Russian ratfucking in 2016 was hugely consequential - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... This also was the only point at which elite Republicans seriously considered abandoning Trump. What bailed Trump out, of course, was the intervention of Russian intelligence and Julian Assange: ... And it's also important to observe here that the media treating "Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault on a live mic" and a bunch of stories like "Chelsea Clinton did not have a high opinion of David Brock" as scandals of roughly similar importance is not inevitable, but was a choice the nation's elite political press made. Which needless to say is why they also have serious incentives to downplay the impact of Russian ratcuking - they were, after all, willful collaborators.

Politico Report Details Strange Rollout of January 6 Documentary 'The Sixth' - I'm used to efforts to whitewash American history, but this just doesn't smell right. Hell, we're arguing about that all over the country right now. But this is different. This is an attempt to apply the ancient historical principle of "Who you gonna believe, me or your own lying eyes?" to something we all saw on television. And the stakes are immeasurable. We can't afford the narcotic of historical amnesia this time

Latest updates on Pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses - The Washington Post - Schools continue to grapple with balancing students' free speech rights and maintaining an amicable atmosphere ahead of graduation ceremonies.
25 Pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested after U-Va. calls in Virginia police - The Washington Post Virginia State Police used pepper spray to disperse demonstrators and help clear an encampment in Charlottesville.

College protests at Emerson mean criticism for school president

There are outside agitators in these protests, but they're not on campus - The Boston Globe Sorting through an impossibly tangled issue, in a moment with no room for complexity

America's chaotic news hasn't stopped: Trump trial, college protests and more - The Washington Post - Americans have been thrust under a cloud of chaos that seems to thicken with every breaking-news alert. And there is seemingly no relief ahead ... Unemployment is at its lowest level in decades, yet voters continue to register their displeasure with President Biden's handling of the economy.

Campuses are wrestling with the politics of war. So are we. - The Washington Post
What's Really Happening on College Campuses, According to Student Journalists - POLITICO

President of Harvard says college protest students to be put on involuntary leave if they don't vacate Harvard Yard
Boston-area protests support each other - and draw outside groups

Authoritarians love state violence - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Recognizing state violence as violence isn't just some academic point: The question, "should the administration use police violence to break up a demonstration?" sounds quite different than the question of whether "should the police be called in to enforce law and order?" For one thing, it makes it far less likely that people who aren't conscious authoritarians will think that the answer should be yes.
SIUE Professor Hospitalized After Arrest at Wash U Steve Tamari said he was "body slammed and crushed" and then dragged across campus
(1) Sandra Tamari on X: "I was arrested at the Gaza encampment at Washington University in St. Louis on Sat. My husband, a 65-year old full professor at S Illinois Univ Edwardsville, was brutally beaten by police. Here is the video of his arrest. He's wearing the yellow jacket. / X

NYC Mayor Smears Grandmother as Columbia "Outside Agitator" to Justify NYPD Assault on Columbia - Nahla Al-Arian lost more than 200 relatives in Israel's attacks on Gaza. Then Eric Adams said she was the reason police raided Columbia.
Gottheimer, Lawler, University Trustees Agree: FBI Should Investigate Campus Protests The bipartisan duo also praised schools that brought in police to violently quell protests and connected the demonstrations to the TikTok ban.

Professors Nationwide Defend Protesting Students as Politicians, Police Attack From UCLA to Columbia, Professors Nationwide Defend Students as Politicians and Police Attack University faculty have put their bodies and livelihoods on the line amid a brutal, violent response to student protests for Gaza.

Opinion | Ann Telnaes cartoon on state abortion laws - The Washington Post - State laws measure if a woman is close enough to death for an abortion
Opinion | Nick Anderson cartoon on free speech at Texas college campuses - The Washington Post
Opinion | Michael Ramirez cartoon on inflation under President Biden. - The Washington Post

Opinion | Amy Coney Barrett continues to surprise - The Washington Post Benchmarked against her conservative colleagues, Justice Barrett has been a pleasant surprise.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett Is No Hero, Especially After Abortion Ruling I Hate to Harsh Anyone's Mellow, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett Is Not Some Kind of Hero - I'm thinking in particular of The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus, who finds hope in Barrett's brief walk-on role as Not Insane Person in the dramas of the moment.

Checking in on the new Republican populism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump told his rich supporters that Democrats have an unfair advantage because they support labor and Social Security:

Denial and uncertainty are looming over a Biden-Trump rematch 6 months out from Election Day - The Boston Globe - It's six months before Election Day, and Joe Biden and Donald Trump are locked in a presidential rematch

Trump can testify in hush-money case despite gag order, judge says - "The order restricting extrajudicial statements does not prevent you from testifying in any way," Merchan said in court in New York, adding that the order does not limit what Trump says on the witness stand.

Top RNC lawyer resigns after rift grows with Trump - The Washington Post - The former president was angered by Charlie Spies's criticism of his false 2020 election-fraud claims.
RNC's Top Lawyer, With Ties to DeSantis, Pushed Out ... He was liked by Trump's top advisers, who orchestrated his hiring even though they knew he was skeptical of Trump's false claims of a stolen election.

Tim Scott auditions for vice presidency by refusing to say he would accept the election result if Trump loses - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Lawyers, Guns & Money Among all the politicians on the left wing of the contemporary Democratic party, it's been evident for some time that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most talented, especially in terms of being able to combine ideological passion with an all too rare commitment to pragmatic considerations. This portrait suggests that she may well rise to the top of the party in a foreseeable future:

Kristi Noem just won't stop talking about killing her dog - The Washington Post - The South Dakota governor recounted the episode to show that she is tough enough to face "difficult, messy and ugly" tasks. But many in both parties are horrified ... As the saying goes, if you find yourself in a hole, stop murdering your puppy - and stop digging

Opinion | Why Arizona's conspiracy case against Trump allies matters - The Washington Post

AIPAC Is Secretly Intervening in Portland's Congressional Race The pro-Israel group is funneling money through a "pro-science" PAC, according to two members of Congress.

A small piece of paper, it carries a lot of weight - Lawyers, Guns & Money I noted with much amusement Scott's post revealing that Ben Sasse is paying McKinsey nearly five million dollars to develop a "vision" for the University of Florida. What can a bunch of 25-year-old newly minted MBAs tell the University of Florida about its "vision," other than it should probably try to envision not spending more money than it's going to bring in? ... Shortly afterwards, a proactive synergistic visionary named Laura Rosenbury became dean, and things started to change ... a lot ... Rosenbury was obsessed with improving the law school's ranking in the idiotic US News tables. (and Barnard is run by idiots and fools that hired this idiot)

With Kentucky Derby photo finish, Sierra Leone trainer Chad Brown sees another tough loss - The Washington Post Chad Brown said of Sierra Leone, the colt Mystik Dan beat by a nose in the 2024 Kentucky Derby: “In my mind, he ran the best race.”

N.H. lawmakers OK ban on marriage before 18, no exceptions Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill in 2018 raising New Hampshire's minimum marriage age to 16 -- up from 13 for girls and 14 for boys. This bill raises that threshold to 18, no exceptions. (West Virgina of New England)
N.H. lawmaker opposes new marriage bill, says teens are of 'ripe, fertile' age -

Brittney Griner Coming Home Excerpt on Russian Imprisonment | TIME

Ty'ah Settles, 3-year-old killed in D.C., shooting loved french fries, painting - The Washington Post Ty'ah Settles was riding in a car that got caught in the crossfire of a gun battle, police said. She was the city's youngest homicide victim this yea

The Missing Piece of the D.B. Cooper Story - Many saw flight attendant Tina Mucklow as the key to the mysterious skyjacking. But does her story hold the answers?

Opinion | Why you should have at least four children - The Washington Post ... Studies show that more parental control yields more anxiety and depression. Children who have more independent play not only have a lot of fun but also get to develop "capacities for coping with life's inevitable stressors." ... while mothers of three were more stressed than moms of one or two, mothers of four were less stressed ... a Norwegian study of 114,500 children that found that those in larger households had better mental health

Why does my child remember being someone else? - The Washington Post - The children who remember their past lives - What happens when your toddler is haunted by memories that aren't hers? ... since the 1960s, more than 2,200 children from across the world have described apparent recollections from a previous life, all documented in a database maintained by the Division of Perceptual Studies within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine ... Yet Nina has also been a source of joy for Aija - a companion of sorts, whose presence has infused moments of her early childhood with a gentle, delicate charm.
Advice to Parents of Children who are Spontaneously Recalling Past Life Memories - Division of Perceptual Studies

Jack London, Martin Eden and the liberal education in US life | Aeon Essays - Do liberal arts liberate? - In Jack London's novel, Martin Eden personifies debates still raging over the role and purpose of education in American life

My Father's Fanatical Feud With the Bullies Next Door Became an All-Out War When the neighbor boys harassed me, my dad grabbed his rifle and set booby traps. Cops were called. Death threats were made. One thing was certain: He would never let them win.

How did America become the nation of credit cards? | Aeon Essays Americans have always borrowed, but how exactly did their lives become so entangled with the power of plastic cards?

Why You Can't Get a Restaurant Reservation | The New Yorker How bots, mercenaries, and table scalpers have turned the restaurant reservation system inside out.

Where Are All the Three-Bedroom Apartments?

A deepfake porn victim confronts the pain of having her likeness stolen and vandalised | Aeon Videos

Dua Lipa teaches viewers how to look on the bright side in 'Saturday Night Live' monologue - The Boston Globe

Twins Behind 'Ulterior Motives' Lost Media Track Tease Lost Eighties Album After moving to L.A. in the 1980s, Christopher and Philip Booth broke into the movie business by scoring adult films - and one of their tracks went viral decades later

America fell for guns recently, and for reasons you will not guess | Aeon Essays - The US today has extraordinary levels of gun ownership. But to see this as a venerable tradition is to misread history
Registration | Giffords | Firearm registration systems are a useful method of curbing illegal gun activity and encouraging responsible gun practices.

Why are witchcraft accusations so common across human societies? | Aeon Videos

Frank Stella dies; Malden native was legendary artist
Confined by early praise, Frank Stella found freedom in extravagance - The Washington Post The artist, who died Saturday, was hailed in his 20s by an establishment fixated on abstraction and purity. He spent the rest of his career producing work that repudiated those limits.
Frank Stella, the Indian bird maquettes : [exhibition] the Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 12-May 1, 1979

I Understand Thee, and Can Speak Thy Tongue: California Unlocks Shakespeare's Gibberish | Los Angeles Review of Books

Lost in a world of words: Outmoded methods of reading instruction leave Mass. students struggling

How socioeconomic equalisation generates new ideas of balance | Aeon Essays - In the Middle Ages, a new sense of balance fundamentally altered our understanding of nature and society

Arthur Erickson - The celebrated architect who took inspiration from sitting, waiting and contemplating | Aeon Videos

True Life: I Called Off My Wedding | Los Angeles Review of Books

This Trait Could Be Key to a Lasting Romance If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.

The Unusual Language That Linguists Thought Couldn't Exist -- A new sign language is developing in the Negev desert and it's catching linguists off-guard ... Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL) is a new sign language emerging in a village with high rates of inherited deafness in Israel's Negev Desert.

Red Lobster Bankruptcy: Wall Street Wrecked the Chain, Not Endless Shrimp Endless Shrimp didn't sink the seafood chain. Wall Street did.

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory - A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall - and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer's patient ... Although it's already well known that we should pace our studies, new research suggests that we should aim for "minimal interference" during these breaks - deliberately avoiding any activity that could tamper with the delicate task of memory formation.

Agent Orange exposure damages brain similar to Alzheimer's, Brown University study says The long-term impact of exposure on the brain has been a mystery. A new study at Brown University reveals a link between the herbicide and certain aging-associated diseases.

The Ancient Math That Sets the Date of Easter and Passover Why don't the two holidays always coincide? It is, to some degree, the moon's fault.

Quanta Magazine -- AI Starts to Sift Through String Theory's Near-Endless Possibilities -- Using machine learning, string theorists are finally showing how microscopic configurations of extra dimensions translate into sets of elementary particles - though not yet those of our universe.

Tiny, entangled universes that form or fizzle out - a theory of the quantum multiverse | Aeon Videos

Why do the building blocks of life possess a mysterious symmetry? | Aeon Videos
Crackling Chirality : with Dimitar Sasselov and S. Furkan Ozturk, Harvard University

The history of astronomy is a history of conjuring intelligent life where it isn't | Aeon Videos

As grocery prices rise, local nonprofits aim to combat food insecurity Grocery costs are higher than ever. That means big demand for food assistance nonprofits. The Greater Boston Food Bank now serves more than double the number of people it did pre-pandemic

Blue Note photos of jazz greats on display at Boston's Boch Center The famed jazz label is celebrated at the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame at the Boch Center

The Fat Greek, a Haverhill original, adds heft to the East Arlington fast-casual scene - The Boston Globe - Enjoy a saucy gyro, fries, and loukoumades.

Manchester, N.H., woman accused of speeding with unbuckled kids - Manchester woman was arrested Friday night after she allegedly drove an SUV at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour while weaving through traffic with her two small children riding unbuckled inside the vehicle, officials said.


As sea level rise accelerates, Boston is 'deep into overtime' to build coastal protections by 2030 -- As sea level rise accelerates, Boston needs to do more, quickly -- Sea level rise in Boston broke a record in 2023. It's expected to get worse soon.

Egypt progress truce talks as Israel downplays end to war with Hamas Egyptian state media say a Hamas delegation arrived in Cairo and that there has been "noticeable progress" in cease-fire talks with Israel, though an Israeli official downplayed the prospects for a full end to the war

Why 10/7 Was Successful for Hamas - Lawyers, Guns & Money ...All Israel is doing is hurting itself internationally and creating new generations of younger people in the Islamic world and otherwise who hate it. In this, Hamas is hugely victorious.
Hamas May Be Winning, but Palestinians Are Losing - Lawyers, Guns & Money

In Amsterdam, floating homes show the world how to live alongside nature - Washington Post

The Kids Are Alright - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Pritchett was the sheriff in Albany, Georgia who shut down the town's integration campaign in 1962 through peacefully arresting everyone, giving the media nothing to talk about, and taking their easily bored attention away from the movement. King realized what happened and so specifically chose Birmingham in 1963 because he knew that Connor was too stupid and violent to do that. It worked. King walked into Birmingham specifically to incite violence. Think of this too - King and Ralph Abernathy and Fred Shuttlesworth and all these leaders planned the children's march in Birmingham specifically knowing that kids would likely die and that only the blood of children would gain the national attention necessary to push for what became the Civil Rights Act. This was a sacrifice they were willing and even perhaps eager to make ... The administrations could have handled this in the peaceful way, such as happened at Brown. But with university presidents totally under the thumb of right-wing rich donors, they decided to do the Bull Connor thing and make it all worse. Great job! ... I don't know, it seems to me that a quasi-fascist ethno-nationalist government supported engaging in ethnic cleansing if not genocide and killing tens of thousands of people seems to be a problem worth responding to, especially when Joe Biden supports it! ... What we should be doing is supporting students in their activism, not whining that they aren't doing it in our preferred way. I have no preferred way. Because what do I know about what is the right way? There's no historical evidence that suggests there is a right way. So stop whining about the protests and do something.

Those crazy spoiled college kids: an infinite series - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Friend of the blog Michael Hiltzik points to among other things the similarities between what's going on now on college campuses and what was happening 60 years ago in California, when the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley inadvertently jump-started the political career of a largely forgotten B-movie actor: ... Some university leaders may be trying to demonstrate a strong hand in managing their campuses, but the message they communicate is the opposite. "They look weak, they look mostly like they are appeasing hostile outsiders who have no intention of being appeased," Timothy Burke, a professor of history at Swarthmore College, has written.

A Generation of Distrust | The New Yorker Among the protesters on college campuses - and among the students who oppose them, too - there is a deepening disillusionment with American institutions.

Column: Calling the police on campus protests shows that college presidents haven't learned a thing since the 1960s ... The lessons should be obvious. Bringing police onto a college campus on the pretext of preserving or restoring "order" invariably makes things worse. It's almost always inspired not by conditions on campus, but by partisan pressure on university administrators to act. Often it results in the ouster of the university presidents who condoned the police incursions, and sometimes even in the departure of the politicians whose fingerprints were on the orders.

Decades after Kent State shooting, the tragic legacy shapes its activism - The Washington Post The university where 13 student protesters were killed or injured during the Vietnam War era worries that other schools have learned nothing from its history.

Whites Always Oppose Protest Movements, No Matter the Tactics - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Cutting research ties with Israelis would harm free inquiry - Squelching collaborations with academics because of their national origin goes against the purpose of higher education.
American colleges and universities can help Palestinian students -- Palestinians have long been highly committed to education, but in recent months Gaza educational institutions have been destroyed. And that's where American colleges and universities can help.

Amid protests, university funds show few direct Israel, defense ties - The Washington Post School investments are targets of Pro-Palestinian groups calling for "divestment," even if the ties aren't always clear.

Under attack, DEI quietly transforms - The Washington Post Under mounting legal and political pressure, companies' DEI tactics are evolving ... . So instead of referring to DEI, Taylor switched to calling these efforts "IED," putting the focus on "inclusion" as DEI accrued cultural and political baggage ... He expects the language to keep changing in response to public attacks, especially those by high-profile figures like Elon Musk, who in January wrote on his social media platform X that "DEI is just another word for racism." (said the racist fucker)

Biden awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Another Boeing whistleblower dies - Lawyers, Guns & Money .. This paranoid thriller is getting more and more outlandish:
Whistleblower Josh Dean of Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems has died | The Seattle Times

Taxing the affluent - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A Great Week for Workers - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cracking Down on Anti-Union CEOs - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Taxing billionaires - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The reproductive care desert - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Trump/DeSantis ban on abortion that went into effect yesterday has bad consequences well beyond the borders of the state of Florida:
Asshole threatens to sue woman under Fugitive Uterus Act - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Collin Davis

Hey what if one or both of these old guys were to die all of a sudden? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What are the odds that Donald Trump, or Joe Biden, or one of the two of them, or both of them, die in the next six months, that is, prior to Election Day? And what are the odds that, assuming survival until then, each of them dies between January of 2025 and four years later? ... A funny thing about statistics is that this also translates into just a 1 in 1,315 chance that both of them die within the next six months. So the election is unlikely to be between Kamala Harris and Kristi Noem.

This group of Republicans is working to defend the legitimacy of US elections - The Boston Globe Republican officials who believe in the legitimacy of elections have formed a group that's pushing back on the election lies and conspiracy theories that have persuaded a large share of their party that elections can't be trusted

Hope Hicks takes the stand: 5 takeaways from Trump's criminal trial - The Boston Globe -- NEW YORK -- Gasps were heard in the overflow courtroom when Hope Hicks was called as a witness on Friday in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial in Manhattan, an audible sign of the anticipation as Trump's former press secretary and White House communications director took the stand. Her testimony ended the trial's third week in dramatic fashion.

Trump claims he's not allowed to testify in his own defense because of gag order - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump's trial gives behind-the-scenes look at how he managed bad media coverage - The Washington Post - Jurors in Donald Trump's historic trial in New York got the inside scoop on how a presidential campaign responds to unflattering news stories.

RFK Jr. campaign: Aides to Robert F. Kennedy senior reject long-shot presidential bid
Hive of grifters - Lawyers, Guns & Money It is unclear what political impact RFK Jr.'s ridiculous campaign will have, but one thing it will do is get a lot of cranks and cronies lucrative no-work jobs: ... Kennedy, 70 years old, has surrounded himself with aides and advisers who have little political experience and, in some instances, histories that might have raised eyebrows on other campaigns. Former staffers complained that some top officials are more focused on raising their own profiles than helping the candidate, among other concerns. As a result of the disorder, several people have quit.

Election 2024: RNC files lawsuit to block count of Nevada mail ballots (postmarked before cut-off but refucks will fuck you again)

Kristi Noem admits error of describing meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un in new book

Wherever there isn't a cop beating a guy, look for me mama I'll be there - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The only good think I can say about Tom Cotton is that he continues to make James Bennet's strident apologists look like absolute clowns:
The Republicans Who Want American Carnage - The Atlantic - Calls for the National Guard to stop campus protests are not about safety. By Adam Serwer
We interrupt the martyrdom of James Bennet so Tom Cotton can call to bring in the stormtroopers again - Lawyers, Guns & Money
(1) Anna Merlan on X: "Every fancy opinion columnist needs their account locked until they can stop hyperventilating. They're not getting enough oxygen to their brains" / X ...
(1) Caitlin Flanagan on X: "Dear NYPD: Please, please, please arrest these faculty members." / X (Flanafucked)

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,611 - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is the grave of Rosa Parks, or more accurately the building where her grave resides, because it was locked when I was there.
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,617 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Madeline L'Engle.

Andor Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to sit down with long-time friend of the blog Jeffrey Dudas and Stephen Dyson on the UConnPopCast to talk about Andor and the Battle of Algiers.
Robert Farley on how "Andor" recreates "The Battle of Algiers" (and it works) - New Books Network
Andor: Star Wars Recreates the Battle of Algiers (And It Works) - 19FortyFive
Review: 'Andor' Makes 'Star Wars' Feel Dangerous Again
This 60-year-old movie EXPLAINS Andor! How Star Wars was shaped by the Battle of Algiers. - YouTube
Andor and "The Battle of Algiers" : StarWarsAndor ... Oh definitely The Battle of Algiers, along with John Sayles' Matewan about the mining strike/massacre. Syril's basically a Space Pinkerton. Also Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley, especially because Tony Gilroy has said one of the inspirations for Maarva's funeral and uprising are IRA funerals
Review: The 'Andor' Finale Gives New Life to an Old Text Andor Radicalized the Hero's Journey The series took the world of Star Wars seriously, and in the process found new life within an old text.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (film) - Wikipedia
Matewan - Wikipedia

The Boeing of sports apparel - Lawyers, Guns & Money .. Making quality products is becoming increasingly inconsistent with the dominant ethos of corporate America.

Finally, a book by somebody who became a reactionary crank when they got older and wealthier - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Then, she fell in love with former Timesopinion editor and writer Bari Weiss, to whom she is now married. Bowles grandiosely characterizes Weiss as a "known liberal dissident," as if she were a renegade in a Soviet prison - not a canny businesswoman who left the Times vocally but voluntarily in 2020 so as to earn a purported $800,000 from an aggrieved newsletter the following year.

A California man hid for 6 months in a secret room inside Circuit City - Jeffrey Manchester, who became known as 'Roofman,' lived a double life

Senior living homes won't pick up fallen residents, call 911 instead - The Washington Post Frustrated cities and states have begun fining facilities for nonemergency calls, but some just keep calling ... unfairly burden taxpayers and occupy firefighters with nonemergencies that should be handled by staff at facilities that charge residents as much as $7,000 a month.

Tesla retreat from EV charging leaves U.S. network in doubt - The Washington Post - Sudden layoffs this week left Tesla construction vendors uncertain whether to carry on with the charging projects they were building.

The Real Amazons: Separating Fact from Fiction - Recent discoveries have further strengthened the theory that female warriors among Scythian and other steppe cultures played a role in the Greek myths of Amazons
Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men - Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed -- and loved -- men.

How ancient Amazonians transformed a toxic crop into a diet staple - The Washington Post While nearly unknown in temperate climates, cassava is a key source of nutrition in the Southern Hemisphere. It was domesticated 10,000 years ago, on the southern margin of the Amazon basin in Brazil, and spread from there throughout the region.

An Astronomer Has Found the Hardest Evidence Yet for the Elusive Planet Nine We could be getting closer to solving the universe's biggest mystery.
A Remarkable New Thruster Could Achieve Escape Velocity- and Interplanetary Travel
What we actually know about aliens, according to science - The Washington Post
UFOs and Aliens Don't Necessarily Mean the Same Thing The discovery of aliens visiting Earth would be thrilling, but proving it hinges on finding solid evidence.

What's in a name? What changing your name does to your sense of self | Metro News

I'm a trans woman. Why are people obsessed with my vagina? | Metro News

Five Phrases That Make People Discount What You're Saying These common expressions can cause listeners to think twice.

Chakras: A Beginner's Guide to the 7 Chakras

Healey comfortable with police response at campus protests

Methuen police detective alleges decades of racist abuse


Sex work decriminalised in Queensland after decades of campaigning : worldnews

Mass fish die-off in Vietnam as heatwave roasts Southeast Asia : worldnews

Japan whaling industry embarks on new era with cutting-edge 'mother ship' | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News : worldnews

Taiwan reports second Chinese combat patrol in a week : worldnews

Inside Shogun: How special effects brought 17th-century feudal Japan to vivid life | Ars Technica VFX producer Michael Cliett on the importance of historical accuracy in the show's VFX.

(1) Ademola Oduola on X: "KIM JONG UN Kim Jong Un born 8 January 1982, 1983 or 1984) is a North Korean politician who has been the supreme leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) since 2012. He is the third son of Kim Jong Il, who was the second supreme leader… / X

China declines to meet with US on nuclear arms control, US official says : worldnews
Death toll rises to 48 in China highway collapse : worldnews
Huawei Secretly Backs US Research, Awarding Millions in Prizes : worldnews

Russia accused of jamming GPS navigation : worldnews

(1) NEXTA on X: "ISW: the decision to arrest Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov was made by Putin. This points to Shoigu's disgrace. / X

Russian governors report power outages after night drone attack - Euromaidan Press : worldnews

Gazprom slumps to first annual loss in 22 years as trade with Europe hit : worldnews

Macron's conditions to deploy troops in Ukraine: Russia's breakthrough and Ukraine's request : worldnews

Russia flaunts Western military hardware captured in war in Ukraine : worldnews

Georgian opposition leader beaten by riot police after protests against 'Russia law' : worldnews

India Takes Dig at US Over Student Arrests, Labels US Human Rights Report on India Deeply Biased : worldnews

Essential supplies running out as RSF paramilitary encircles Darfur's largest city : worldnews

Rescued Lion Couple Find Their Forever Home in South Africa : worldnews

Qatar set up a honeytrap using Grindr and used it to arrest a gay British man : technology

Billboards promising the end of the Ayatollah regime cover Israeli cities, stir rumors in Iran : worldnews

Blinken says pathway to Palestinian state is the 'only way' Israeli-Saudi normalization will work : worldnews

First Israeli airstrikes since Iran escalation reported in Damascus area : worldnews

Eschaton: Just Leaving It Here Not that anyone will process it. Another Israeli official told Haaretz that, contrary to reports, "Israel will, under no circumstances, agree to end the war as part of a deal to release the hostages" and is determined to enter Rafah "either if the cease-fire will be temporary or not."
Eschaton: America's Finest News Source : Much more accurate than that fucking newspaper.
Advisors Assure Biden This Will Blow Over Once All Gazans Dead Advisors Assure Biden This Will Blow Over Once All Gazans Dead

Eschaton: St. McCain - Cindy McCain, the American director of the U.N. World Food Program, became the most prominent international official so far to declare that trapped civilians in the most cut-off part of Gaza had gone over the brink into famine.
US says Hamas seized first aid shipment that entered Gaza via reopened Erez crossing : worldnews

Israel gives Hamas a week to accept ceasefire or Rafah operation to begin - report - I24NEWS : worldnews
Hamas indicates it will snub latest hostage deal offer, but says talks to continue : worldnews
Hamas sends mixed signal on presented hostage agreement : worldnews

'Hamas used rape systematically': Former Meta executive Sheryl Sandber on new documentary : worldnews
Senior Hamas official in Lebanon signals: 'We made it clear that our position is negative' : worldnews

Elyakim Libman: Remains of man thought to be Hamas hostage found in Israel : worldnews

Alarm in Israel at reports of possible ICC legal action over Gaza : worldnews

Palestinian security force kills Islamic Jihad gunman in rare internal clash : worldnews
Hamas slams Palestinian Authority for killing a Hamas terrorist in Tulkarm : worldnews

Eschaton: Shot/Chaser Shot: A bipartisan group of senators held a virtual meeting on Wednesday with senior officials at the International Criminal Court to express their concern about possible arrest warrants being issued for Israeli leaders over the war in Gaza, according to three sources who were in the meeting or briefed about it.   Chaser: Statement of the #ICC Office of the Prosecutor - Int'l Criminal Court (@IntlCrimCourt) May 3, 2024

/r/WorldNews Live Thread: Russian Invasion of Ukraine Day 799, Part 1 (Thread #945) : worldnews
(1) MAKS 23 on X: Russian losses / X
(1) Ukraine Battle Map on X: @sentdefender Meanwhile Russia is out here losing at least 128 T-90s / X

(1) War Mapper on X: As of the end of April 2024, Russia occupies a total of 17.53% (+0.01%) of Ukraine. This figure includes Crimea and areas of Donetsk and Luhansk occupied before 2022. This represents a net gain in Russia's favour of approximately 86km² since the end of March. / X

(1) Jennifer Jacobs on X: Scoop: US is in talks with close partners to lead a group of allies that would give as much as $50 billion in aid to Ukraine, with the massive outlay being repaid with the windfall profits from sovereign Russian assets, sources told @v_dendrinou @AlbertoNardelli and me / X

(1) @Suriyak on X: "Ukrainian-Russian war. Day 800: Situation south of Bakhmut: #RussianArmy retook all the territory that lost ten days ago between Ivanivske and Klishchiivka. Map: / X

Ukraine to start operating F-16s after May 5th : worldnews
(1) MAKS 23 on X: The newly pledged Patriot system is not expected to arrive in Ukraine until late June at the earliest. Its delivery could coincide with shipment of F-16 fighter jets", - The New York Times / X
(1) OSINTtechnical on X: The USAF has announced a contract to equip Ukrainian JDAM-ERs with Home-on GPS Jam seekers. This should enable Ukrainian Air Force strike aircraft to target Russian GPS jammers near the front, allowing other GPS guided munitions like GMLRS and 155mm Excalibur to hit targets. / X

(1) NOELREPORTS on X: "US-based company Feloni Aero launches the newest line of advanced attack drones Felon 1.0 and FelonX to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities. The Felon 1.0 carries a 5.56 mm caliber weapon while the FelonX is capable of firing the world's smallest anti-tank missile the Spike (analogous to the FGM-148 Javelin). / X

Russia using chemical choking agents against Ukrainian troops, US claims : worldnews
US confirms that Russia uses banned chemical weapons against Ukrainian Armed Forces : worldnews

HRW: Russian troops executed at least 15 surrendering Ukrainian soldiers since December : worldnews

"No Time For Fear": Ukraine's Frontline Quad Bikes Dash To Evacuate Wounded

(1) NEXTA on X: Three Russian students have been arrested in Finland on suspicion of exporting dual-use goods According to Yle, they were detained on April 30. The maximum term for exporting items that can be used for both civilian and military purposes from Finland is four years. The Russian… / X

Poland's finance minister forecasts 3.1% GDP growth this year, 3.7% in 2025 : worldnews

Five human skeletons, missing hands and feet, found outside house of Nazi leader Hermann Göring : worldnews

Welsh Senedd members consider criminalising lying by politicians : worldnews

Channel crossings: Busiest day of the year so far sees 711 migrants arrive in UK. : worldnews
Boris Johnson, who brought in UK voter ID rules, is turned away from polling station after forgetting his : worldnews ... Well this doesn't smell at all like another BoJo publicity stunt..
My Boris Johnson story | The Spectator

Colombia to cut diplomatic ties with Israel : worldnews

New Haiti PM named but powerful gangs demand seat at the table : worldnews

High degree of probability bodies found in northern Mexico are missing Perth brothers | Australia news | The Guardian

Canada MPs to hold hearings on Russian titanium sanction waivers : worldnews

How the US Is Destroying Young People's Future | Scott Galloway | TED : videos

Illiberal America - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- I appreciated the great historian Stephen Hahn's essay today on illiberal America. The short version is that this nation has long been deeply reactionary and in some ways, it's amazing we've gone this far without the kind of challenge to the sheer structure of American democracy as we had until Trump. An excerpt of this history: ... Few Progressives of the early 20th century had much trouble with this. Segregation seemed a modern way to choreograph "race relations," and disfranchisement resonated with their disenchantment with popular politics, whether it was powered by Black voters in the South or European immigrants in the North. Many Progressives were devotees of eugenics and other forms of social engineering, and they generally favored overseas imperialism;

Opinion | The Deep, Tangled Roots of American Illiberalism - The New York Times - By Steven Hahn - The federal government soon allowed former Confederates and their white supporters to return to power, destroy Black political activism and, accompanied by lynchings (expressing the “will” of white communities), build the edifice of Jim Crow: segregation, political disfranchisement and a harsh labor regime. Already previewed in the pre-Civil War North, Jim Crow received the imprimatur of the Supreme Court and the administration of Woodrow Wilson ... Most worrisome, the Ku Klux Klan, energized by anti-Catholicism and antisemitism as well as anti-Black racism, marched brazenly in cities great and small. The Klan became a mass movement and wielded significant political power; it was crucial, for example, to the enforcement of Prohibition. Once the organization unraveled in the late 1920s, many Klansmen and women found their way to new fascist groups and the radical right more generally.

Pontecorvo's Colonel Mathieu: the paratrooper who embodied France | openDemocracy

Opinion | How Prohibition Fueled the Klan - The New York Times Today, as we find ourselves in the midst of another fight over immigration, it is worth revisiting the role that nativism played in driving, and later enforcing, Prohibition. The consequences of that battle reverberated for decades to come. It sparked a vast expansion of the repressive capacities of the federal government and a rise of right-wing extremism, led by a revived Ku Klux Klan. It also forged a new political coalition that would bring ethnic working-class voters into the Democratic Party, where they would remain for much of the century.

IRS aims to more than double its audit rate for wealthiest taxpayers in strategic plan update : politics

To the Gaza protesters helping to elect Trump: Give it a rest : politics

Israeli officials examine joint control of Gaza with Arab states postwar, report says : worldnews

GOP wont settle for nothing less than a King : PoliticalHumor

Mass deportations, detention camps, troops on the street: Trump spells out migrant plan | Trump White House 2.0 would mean a vast, legally dubious roundup of up to 11 million people and pit state against state : politics ... Immigration experts say that the deportation plans for a Trump White House 2.0 dwarf anything previously seen - both in scale and in the intensity of the former president's determination to run roughshod over legal guardrails. He attempted workplace raids during his 2016 presidential term, but they were largely stymied in the courts.

The dark side's power is so potent that it can warp appearances, revealing the true nature of those who wield it : PoliticalHumor
(1) Gary Peterson on X: Meeting Mike Lindell at the Waukesha Trump Rally must've been what it was like to shake hands with the Apostle Paul before Christ took the stage at the sermon on the mound. / X

Democrats alarmed over conservative judges in Trump court cases : politics ... Mein Drumpf: A coffee table book in all caps containing the rambling collected wisdom of twice impeached former president and rapist Don VonShitsInPants. For a limited time available plated in fake gold for only $10,912.99!

'Please let your attorney know': Judge tells Trump he can testify at his hush money trial : politics

Just 12 hours after his last gag order hearing Donnie is back at it again with his next gag order violation. This time reposting false information about Judge Merchant's daughter. : PoliticalHumor

Donald Trump is using campus protests to stoke right-wing violence for the election : politics

Looks like all that, "of course I'll testify" rhetoric was just BS after all. : PoliticalHumor

Trump Media's accounting firm hit with 'massive fraud' charge : politics
Eschaton: Shams I guess good for the SEC but it doesn't do too much to amelioriate the feeling that everything is trending towards being scams. BF Borgers, Trump Media & Technology Group's independent accounting firm, was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday with widespread fraud and accused of operating a “sham audit mill.”   The SEC made no allegation of wrongdoing against Truth Social owner Trump Media (DJT), which is not mentioned in the charges from the regulator.

Donald Trump says liberals wanted him to overturn Roe v. Wade: 'Everybody wanted this to be done!' : politics ... Him still having so much support is a huge indictment of America as a country. There's something rotten and evil and very very dumb deep in our culture.

'None of you are pregnant': Paid parental leave bill sparks emotions in Alabama Senate : politics ... Republicans want to force rape victims to give birth to their rapist's off-spring, and then show up to work the very next day. Nice values.

Donald Trump says he wasn't sleeping in court but simply closing his 'beautiful blue eys'' so that he could 'listen intensely' : politics

Hope Hicks witnessed nearly every Trump scandal. Now she must testify. : politics

MAGAs embrace Trump's diaper rumor…. : PoliticalHumor

Kristi Noem explains to Sean Hannity why she shot a puppy and left it in a gravel pit | Sean Hannity gives Kristi Noem a friendly interview to defend shooting her 14-month-old dog | Media Matters for America | Hannity: “Is there a difference which way you put a dog down? I'm not really sure, but I don't think people understood it.”

Mark Meadows unmasked in Arizona fake electors indictment, faces 9 felony charges: Report : politics

Elon Musk reinstates X account of neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes : technology ... Twitter/X is now undeniably a Nazi and disinformation platform.

Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, wife indicted on charges of bribes tied to Azerbaijan : news ... Good thing all that time and money was spend making sure that Cuellar, one of the last remaining anti-abortion democrats, won his primary. Really looks smart in retrospect.
Eschaton: The Wanker Cuellar - Been trying to get rid of this guy for years, over the very active support of his colleagues (yes, of course, they defend incumbents, but they went above and beyond many times). - The Justice Department is expected to announce the indictment of longtime Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, on Friday, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
Eschaton: Wife Guy The linked article stated that he kept mentioning his wife and the reporter didn't know why. Cuellar's wife has also been indicted ... The family who preys together, stays together... Like Bob and Nadine Menendez.
The Cuellar Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Mainstream Dems went all in for Henry Cuellar, working hard to defeat progressive challengers to him. He's repaid them by being the right-wing corrupt asshole that he obviously always was ... The leadership justified standing behind the only anti-abortion Democrat in Congress by saying that only he could win that district in South Texas, which Joe Biden took in 2020 by seven points.
Texas's 28th congressional district - Wikipedia

Utah launches “"Snitch Line" to report trans people in bathrooms. Reactions to the form's release were immediate and predictable: multiple users started flooding in fake reports : politics

Texas man files legal action to probe ex-partner's out-of-state abortion : news

Pregnant women in Missouri can't get divorced. Critics say it fuels domestic violence : politics

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs legislation to ensure Biden will appear on November ballot : politics

Military documents contradict Republican Rep. Troy Nehls' military record claims : politics

Inside the Christian TV show rallying Trump superfans with apocalyptic warnings : politics - To rally the show's most loyal fans, known as the FlashPoint Army, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Victory Channel, a Christian network run by the nonprofit Kenneth Copeland Ministries, has hosted tapings across the nation as part of its Rescue America Tour ... Well...there ya go, flesh demon himself.

Former Boy Scout volunteer sentenced to 22 years in prison for hiding cameras in camp bathrooms : news

Mary Ann Vecchio kneeling over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller : pics
The Girl in the Kent State Photo In 1970, an image of a dead protester at Kent State became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him?
Two New Perspectives on the Kent State Shootings

Poultry enterprise in California to pay $4.8M after employing children to work with sharp knives : news

Eschaton: Ouch It's actually rare that our great newspapers do a scathing review of a conservative, so a little treat ... Now that Bowles is employed by the Free Press, a bastion of free thought, what free thoughts is she thinking? Very few, as it turns out. In fact, it can be difficult to discern any at all in her book.

Eschaton: The Book Of Face I left facebook of awhile and then rejoined mostly because certain things "required" it. I really cannot believe how bad it is at everything it is supposed to do. I'm not referring to the generally problems of social media (which they have addressed poorly, too), I just mean the basic interface, tools, the way to post or comment or really everything!!! ... AI spam, as well as the specter of AI content, is impacting how real people use Facebook and perceive reality more broadly. Facebook itself is shoving its own AI features down people's throats, and has made clear that it is going to continue spending billions of dollars on AI features that it intends to make core to its products and business model.

ELI5: Why are all old films always just a little too fast? : explainlikeimfive

Sony Make $26 Billion All-Cash Offer for Paramount : movies

6:16 in LA: Kendrick Lamar escalates Drake feud as he releases second diss track in one week : Music

Billy Idol says he's California sober: I'm not the same drug addicted person : Music

American Gods | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson | Percy Jackson tries to outrun the shadow of the country.

Yesterday on our 4th Grade Field Trip to a local state park my students found actual hidden treasure : pics

For people who grew up poor, what normal thing felt like a luxury? : AskReddit

the second worst spine next to human spines is the horse's : tumblr ... So, back right after thee dinosaurs fucked off and joined tghe choir invisible, the first ancestors of horses were scamering about little capybara-looking things called Eohippus, and they had four toes per limb: dawn horse

Study finds children with better physical fitness had lower incidences of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : science

Why can the speed of light in a medium be faster than c? : askscience

Why are photons the only force carriers that are "visible"? : askscience

Lazy eye (amblyopia) - Symptoms & causes - Mayo Clinic

New mRNA cancer vaccine triggers fierce immune response to fight malignant brain tumor : worldnews

TIL that 3% of people in the US will have a psychotic break at some point in their lives : todayilearned

TIL Most of the stories about the Dvorak keyboard being superior to the standard QWERTY come from a Navy study conducted by August Dvorak, who owned the patent on the Dvorak keyoard. : todayilearned
QWERTY vs. Dvorak vs. Colemak Keyboard Layouts - Das Keyboard Mechanical Keyboard Blog

Over 90% of infants were protected from measles and all infants were protected from rubella following a single dose of vaccine given by a painless microarray patch. They are easier to transport, reduce need for refrigeration, do not need a health professional and do not risk 'needlestick' injuries. : science

Quanta Magazine - The Mystery of the Missing Multicellular Prokaryotes - Why have bacteria never evolved complex multicellularity? A new hypothesis suggests that it could come down to how prokaryotic genomes respond to a small population size.

The Who - My Generation (Live At Hyde Park 2015) - YouTube

Guys of Reddit, what was your gf's reaction the first time she saw it soft? : AskReddit
What was the thing that someone said to you during intercourse which instantly turned u off? : AskReddit

[SERIOUS] Guys who practiced No Fap, did it really have a severe impact on your life, and what was it like? : AskReddit

People who have a higher sex drive than your spouse, how do you navigate this? : AskReddit

TIL that actress Alicia Witt's parents were found frozen to death in their Massachusetts home in December 2021.They refused help on home repairs repeatedly. : todayilearned

Apple announces largest-ever $110 billion share buyback as iPhone sales drop 10% : technology ... Reinvesting in the company and growing is always the best option. Buybacks and dividends are a signal that they can't use the money effectively to do that. At least with a dividend the stock holder gets to decide what to do with their money. It's great for tax advantaged retirement investments and smaller brokerage holders like -- you know -- most of us. I don't need the profits hidden inside capital gains (buybacks) for tax avoidance reasons like certain other stock holders. Buybacks aren't for us. They're for the wealthy.


Texas dairy farm worker's case may be first where H5N1 bird flu virus spread from mammal to human according to a new report by the CDC. All previous human cases were linked to transmission from infected birds. : science

White House downplays Biden calling Japan 'xenophobic' country : worldnews

China could use wind power dominance to force EU-US rift over Taiwan, warn Dutch : worldnews
China's newest aircraft carrier heads to sea for first time : worldnews
A 1000 year old ceramic dildo from China : pics

Moscow university student sentenced to 15 days in jail for 'displaying LGBT symbols' : worldnews

PhD in Holocaust denial: Abbas' doctoral dissertation revealed in full - For years, there have been rumors circulating about the research work authored by Abu Mazen in Moscow and his recruitment by the KGB - Now, the entirety of his work, with its outright antisemitic lies, has been exposed. His proven track record includes many years of terrorist activity, direct incitement to murder Jews, and generous funding of murderous terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, as well as their families. But the world doesn't really take issue with all that. If even the crimes of an arch-terrorist like Yasser Arafat were forgotten and swapped for an especially embarrassing Nobel Peace Prize - what's to be surprised about whitewashing his deputy, who was always the second fiddle?

The Azadi Briefing: Deadly Floods Wreak Havoc Across Afghanistan

Turkey Halts All Trade With Israel: Officials : worldnews
Turkey to join South Africa's genocide case against Israel at World Court, minister says : worldnews

Is international terrorism a thing of the past? -- One reason for the surge in terrorist activity in various parts of the world, including West Africa, is surely the declining interest in combating this scourge and the intensifying international conflicts that have divided the major powers.

Russian troops enter base housing US military in Niger, US official says : worldnews

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Iran-backed militias in Iraq claimed they launched cruise missiles toward Tel Aviv and Beersheba on Thursday afternoon. No alerts or impacts were reported at the time. The militias periodically make similar claims without any attack being reported." / X

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Yemen's Houthis will target ships heading to Israeli ports in any reachable area, the military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a televised speech on Friday

(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X: "Israeli fighter jets struck a building used by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon's Markaba a short while ago, the military says. Troops also shelled areas near Aalma ash-Shab with artillery to "remove threats," the IDF says. Overnight, another two buildings used by Hezbollah in Ayta ash-Shab were struck, the IDF adds.

(1) Iran International English on X: "Over the past fortnight, the Islamic Republic has executed one person every five hours without incurring any political repercussions, Oslo-based @IHRights director said Thursday. At least 63 individuals were executed in Iran's prisons in the final two weeks of April this year." / X

(1) Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian on X: "An alleged Israeli airstrike hit a building belonging to Syrian security forces on the outskirts of the capital Damascus this evening, a security source tells Reuters. There is no mention of the strike by Syria's state-run media." / X

The rise of an atomic Islamic Hitler - Khamenei's regime, much like those of his totalitarian predecessors, does not rely on popular support or democratic legitimacy. Instead, it sustains itself through oppression, propaganda, and an iron grip on power - This regime, unyielding and defiant, represents a modern crisis that combines the destructive impulses of the past with the dangerous capabilities of the present. The world must not underestimate the peril it poses - not only to the Iranian people but to global stability and peace. The threat of radical Islam, coupled with the ambitions of a nuclear-capable Iran, demands a concerted and decisive response that has been sorely lacking.

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Cabinet is set to approve Prime Minister Netanyahu's and Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi's decision to close the Al Jazeera station in Israel

(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: Israel's hospitals and medical centers, particularly those situated in the northern district, are preparing to treat patients and the wounded in any escalation against Hezbollah. / X
(1) The Jerusalem Post on X: "Of the 2,500 Holocaust survivors who experienced the October 7 massacre, 86 have died, Israel's Welfare and Social Affairs Ministry announced ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Positive progress made in Gaza truce talks: Al-Qahera News : worldnews
Hamas sends mixed signal on presented hostage agreement : worldnews

Report: Many IDF posts on Gaza border failed inspections in days before Oct. 7 : worldnews
The 1973 Arab-Israeli War: The Albatross of Decisive Victory (Leavenworth Papers, Number 21) .. Armies appear to learn more from defeat than victory. In this regard, armed forces that win quickly, decisively, and with relative ease face a unique challenge in attempting to learn from victory. The Israel Defense Forces certainly fell into this category after their dramatic victory ...

The supreme test of leadership - - The emotional discourse about the deal with Hamas plays into the hands of its leaders, who are eager to sow discord between us. Policy makers must ignore the background noise and focus on the essence: preventing incentives for our enemies to recreate October 7, that is to say: their elimination.