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Tonga calls for immediate aid after volcanic eruption, tsunami
Not knowing is heartbreaking: sleepless nights among Tongan diaspora after contact with country cut off | Tonga volcano | The Guardian

Two women drowned on a beach in northern Peru due to "anomalous waves" registered after the volcanic eruption in Tonga, more than 10,000 kilometers away : worldnews

The worlds 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared. Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, at an average rate of $1.3 billion per day
Billionaires Had a Terrific Pandemic While Inequality Killed Millions: Oxfam | A new report explains how inequality contributed to the death of 21,000 people each day of the pandemic while the wealthiest collectively got $1.2 billion richer every 24 hours
Obscene inequality: Oxfam says taxing the worlds richest could help save lives

Kuwait, One Of The Worlds Wealthiest Oil Exporters Is Becoming Unlivable (they won't stop driving their cars)

Still contagious? | MIT Medical

Omicron Less Severe Even for Unvaccinated, Study Says : worldnews
New study says COVID could lead to more brain damage than Alzheimers
The pregnant women who were diagnosed with COVID-19 were 15 times more likely to die and 14 times more likely to be intubated to help them breathe than were women without a COVID-19 diagnosis. They were also up to 22 times more likely to give birth prematurely. N = 869 079 : science

The Silent, Vaccinated, Impatient Majority : politics

Journalist states the obvious: COVID is killing Trump supporters by the hundreds each day : HermanCainAward
Trump Backs Boosters. Clearly, Someone Did the Math for Him. | by Donald G. McNeil Jr. | Jan, 2022 | Medium Trump is losing hundreds of voters a day to Covid far more than the margins in the swing states.
Journalist states the obvious: COVID is killing Trump supporters by the hundreds each day

r/hermanCainAward where people get their "The thrill of schadenfreude" - MSNBC. Sorry if this is a repost : HermanCainAward
Twin brothers accept twin Herman Cain Awards. Anti-vaxx twin martial artists looked on as the virus took their younger brother in September, their nephew in October, and then almost their sister in November, but still they refused to get vaccinated. Dont let a loved ones death be your wakeup call.

This is what a deserving recipient of a GoFundMe looks like : HermanCainAward

Half of people offered Moderna COVID shot refuse it, Ontario Pharmacists Association says : worldnews

France: new virus law bans unvaccinated from public venues Frances parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues
Austria makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory starting February. : worldnews

Fashion-conscious Italian police are in revolt after receiving batches of pink face masks to wear on duty, arguing that the "Eccentric" colour is ill-matched with their uniforms. After opening the boxes, many of the officers refused to wear the "Inappropriate" masks, prompting Stefano Paolini, the : worldnews
Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrested : worldnews ... Murdoch is arguably the person who has damaged the Earth the most in the last 30 years. People like Trump, Bush, Boris, Tony Abbott, and a bunch of others, would have been nothing without Murdochs empire ... Don't forget Blair ...

Europe Starts To Consider Treating Covid Like The Flu, Live With It

No vaccine, no French Open for Djokovic, says French Sports ministry : worldnews (really fucked his rep didn't he?)
Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia : worldnews
Novak Djokovic: Positive emotions can purify polluted water

Japanese firefighter has his pay slashed after officials discover his YouTube gaming channel : worldnews (corps own you)

China's Xi Jinping Warns Of Catastrophic Consequences Of Confrontation
China says tickets for Winter Olympics will not be sold to general public due to Covid-19 : worldnews
Chinese lunar lander discovers water on moon | The Express Tribune : worldnews
Chinas birth rate drops to record low

Russia not going to discuss withdrawal of missiles from Kaliningrad with anyone - Kremlin : worldnews

Indore Gang Rape: On Cam, Husband & 4 Friends Gang Rape Wife For Months : worldnews

Taliban forces have fired pepper spray at a group of women protesting in Afghanistans capital to demand rights to work and education. The Taliban authorities have blocked female public sector employees from returning to work, many secondary schools have still not reopened for girls.

Cantona: I wont watch Qatar World Cup, people died building the stadiums

Three Oil Tankers Explode in Abu Dhabi; Houthi Drone Suspected : worldnews

Iranian Supreme Leaders Niece Arrested After Praising Ex-Royalty

Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly near to plea bargain in corruption trial - Former Israeli PM understood to be in advanced talks with state attorneys office over admitting to two counts of breach of trust
Arab leaders gamble to play kingmaker in Israel is paying off

Russia cannot tolerate NATOs gradual invasion of Ukraine, Putin spokesman says ... "To prevent the invasion of Ukraine, whom we have already invaded, we will be pre-emptively invading Ukraine."
Russia would pay high price for attack on Ukraine, says German minister
Canada to Build Small Arms Ammunition Factory in Ukraine : worldnews
Microsoft discovers destructive malware on dozens of Ukrainian computer networks : worldnews
Stoltenberg: Russia Has Used Force Against Ukraine and Georgia Before - Danger Is Real : worldnews
Former Ukrainian president lands in Kyiv to face treason case : worldnews

Anne Frank betrayal suspect identified after 77 years : worldnews

Police raid homes of 18 suspects over New Years Eve sexual assaults in Milan ... 18 suspects are aged between 15 and 21 and are foreign or Italian of north African origin.

Boris Johnson has been accused of targeting the BBC in a desperate attempt to save his own premiership : worldnews ... Ayyyyy, less than 2 months after it was reported Rupert Murdoch told Boris to get rid of the BBC.
Meghan's friend Omid Scobie puts the boot in over Prince Andrew | Daily Mail Online
Ignorant runner swears at volunteers before causing seal stampede on Yorkshire coast

Enlisting Health Insurance Giants to Help With Rapid Covid Tests Was a Dumb Idea - One of the key lessons of the pandemic has been that this industry is utterly useless during a public health crisis. : politics
Congressional Democrats Join Republicans To Undermine Biden Administrations Surprise Medical Billing Rule
The majority of PPP loans went to business owners and high-earning households, a new study shows : politics
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says'COVID Was No Joke,Shares Photos After Recovery - "The idea of forcing people to work just 5 days after symptoms start is sociopathic and 100% informed by a culture that accepts sacrificing human lives for profit margins as a fair trade," the lawmaker wrote

On the premise that a rising tide raises all boats, a goal of the Civil Rights movement in 1968 was economic justice for all Americans. To that end, Martin Luther King, Jr. had spent months organizing the very first Poor Peoples Campaign planned for a May kickoff. He was dead by April.

Eschaton: Bullied if there's one thing the Democratic-Industrial complex knows how to do it is bully the left.
ryan cooper on Twitter: "the left said BIF and BBB needed to be passed together or Manchin/Sinema would kill BBB. Biden bullied them into passing BIF only, promising that they had Senate votes in the bag. you'll never guess what happened next" / Twitter
Eschaton: The Project For A New American Century If that really was their project, and not just "more yachts for my friends," they really fucked that one up, didn't they.

The left dreamed of remaking America. Now, it stares into the abyss as Biden's plans wither. - In 2020, prominent liberals promised major changes to the safety net and climate policy
Insiders Reveal What Went Wrong in Biden's Voting Rights Push - Biden vowed a major voting bill would be one of his first acts. Allies say the White House has been MIA
How Manchin and Sinema Completed a Conservative Vision - The Atlantic

U.S. Political Party Preferences Shifted Greatly During 2021

Democrats see good chance of Garland prosecuting Trump : politics
Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheneys Battle Against the Big Lie (but she doesn't want you to vote)
Expose each and every level: Lawmaker makes promise for Jan. 6 hearings

The Trump Organization Stiffed a Hotel. His Kids May Pay the Price. The D.C. attorney general wants to drag the Trump Organization back into a lawsuit. His evidence? An unpaid $49,000 hotel bill.

Its Long Past Time to Prosecute Phony GOP Electors

Forensic Audit in Michigans Largest Pro-Trump County Finds No Evidence of Election Interference

North Carolina voters sue to ban Madison Cawthorn from ballot : politics

How I learned the power of lies: Fact and falsehood in the age of Trump (and long before) Covering George Wallace taught me this: If people like lies better than truth, you can't change their minds : politics

Ron DeSantis touts his state as freedoms vanguard but critics see authoritarianism
Who Is King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis - The New York Times A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

Revealed: the Flint water poisoning charges that never came to light : politics

Illinois Republicans dont even bother taking on Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Rabbi threw chair at Texas synagogue hostage-taker before escaping : news
FBI reverses and says Texas synagogue hostage case was terror, Jews were targeted | Washington Examiner
FBI finally admits the Texas synagogue siege WAS an anti-Semitic terror attack after first claiming it was not specifically related to the Jewish community | Daily Mail Online
Security services are accused of 'intelligence failure' after synagogue siege | Daily Mail Online You get picked up in the US for walking on cracks in a pavement!

A book purge surge - Axios

'It's ugly out there': Rail theft soars on L.A. tracks - Los Angeles Times

Secrets of Playboy: Shocking documentary claims Hugh Hefner demanded orgies and drugged women | Daily Mail Online

Representative Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex trafficking probe

Conspiracy mentality (a willingness to endorse conspiracy theories) is more prevalent on the political right (a linear relation) and amongst both the left- and right-extremes (a curvilinear relation) : science

Outdated Cannabis Regulations Are Holding Back COVID-19 Research : politics
Young People Who Use Marijuana Have Better Orgasms and Sexual Function: Young people who smoke marijuana and drink alcohol have better orgasms and overall sexual function than their peers who abstain or use less, a study found. : science
Study: Canada Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With Increased Psychosis or Schizophrenia : worldnews
Study: Marijuana Useful in Managing Behavioral Problems Associated with Autism : science

Oldest remains of modern humans are much older than thought, researchers say : worldnews

Why does the moon appear bigger when closer to the horizon, when surely its closer to us when directly above us?

In a First, anAtomic Fountain Has Measured the Curvature of Spacetime

Teachers of Reddit, what was the worst thing you had to confiscate from a student? : AskReddit


Volcanic Eruption May Be Biggest Ever Seen From Space. : videos
New Zealand pledges Defence Force assistance to Tonga in aftermath of largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century. : worldnews
US & Japan warn citizens to move inland from pacific coasts : worldnews
Tonga volcanic eruption: Too early to tell; - Jacinda Ardern on deaths, injuries from disaster : worldnews
With the Tonga Volcano happening; my son asked me how long it would take for another New Zealand-sized island to emerge in the south pacific. Would it be a matter of thousands of years or billions? Or could it happen tomorrow? : askscience
/u/Saronide explains why this one US harbor gets damaged by oversea tsunamis. Shares pics. : bestof

Expert says Vancouver storm damage a climate change wake-up call

The Decline is animal populations is hurting the ability of plants to adapt to climate change: "Most plant species depend on animals to disperse their seeds, but this vital function is threatened by the declines in animal populations. Defaunation has severely reduced long-distance seed dispersal". : science

Comparison of potential drinking water source contamination across one hundred U.S. cities - Nature Communications : science

Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and fish stocks | Rivers : worldnews

Monkeys hooked on sugary drinks rampage through town mugging tourists

Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants after Omicron : worldnews
Unvaccinated, coronavirus-infected women were far more likely than the general pregnant population to have a stillborn infant or one that dies in the first month of life. Unvaccinated pregnant women also had a far higher rate of hospitalization than their vaccinated counterparts. N=88,000 : science

Get Boosted - Lawyers, Guns & Money The hospitalization rate among 3x-vaccinated 80+ year olds is lower than the hospitalization rate among unvaccinated 12-29-year-olds

Cowardice and misinformation at all levels of government have left each one of us to fight the pandemic alone. Cowardice and misinformation at all levels have left each one of us to fight this battle alone.

New Q (research) drop. This is the current state of the Qanon conspiracy in the USA; pretty grim. : Qult_Headquarters ... Around one in five Americans agree with these three core tenets of the QAnon movement ... uneducated Fox watching Republicans, white Evangelicals...

COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries : worldnews

Polish COVID advisers quit over lack of science influence on policy : worldnews

Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrested : worldnews

Austrias vaccine mandate to apply from February 1

Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues : worldnews

The unvaccinated are now forbidden to use public transportation in the Philippines starting tomorrow : worldnews

City of Beijing reports first local Omicron case : worldnews

Novak Djokovic has lost his Federal Court fight to stay in Australia : worldnews (gets asshole of January award)
How the Djokovic Affair Finally Came to an End - Novak Djokovic lost to a government with powerful laws, determined to make an example out of him.
Finally, the antivaxer gets booted out of the court! Novak Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing appeal over visa : worldnews

Japan to tighten rules on pedophile teachers seeking reinstatement : worldnews (constitution says pedos can't be prosecuted very much)

Woman goes on rampage at bridal salon after not getting her deposit back, cuts up 32 wedding dresses worth $11,000 : worldnews

Expert warns of impending genocide of Muslims in India
Expert who predicted Rwandan genocide warns same could happen in India against Muslims : worldnews
Thousands take holy dip in Indias Ganges River amid Covid surge

We are fasting as if it's Ramadan: Sri Lanka on the brink of bankruptcy; millions bear the brunt (Buddhists totally fucked everything up)

Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon : worldnews ... aimed toward homemaking and not really education. (how Republican)

Uganda to immunise 8 million children against polio : worldnews

Ethiopias foreign ministry says WHO chief has links to rebellious Tigrayan forces, calls for investigation
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Twitter: "People in #Tigray #Ethiopia, living under de facto blockade for over a year, are dying from lack of medicine & food, & repeated drone attacks. @WHO & partners ask for the Ethiopian Government to end the blockade now and allow unimpeded access." / Twitter

"Global catastrophe" looms at Yemeni offshore oil storage site : worldnews

Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in corruption trial : worldnews

Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns - The Washington Post
Putin, like other elected autocrats, relies on crises and conflicts to sustain his regime. - The Washington Post - Troubles at home may be his strongest motive
US says Russia is planning a false-flag operation to justify invading Ukraine
Ukraine says evidence points to Russia being behind cyber-attack : worldnews
Microsoft says it observed destructive malware in systems belonging to several Ukraine govt agencies : worldnews
Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion - The New York Times If the West fails to meet its security demands, Moscow could take measures like placing nuclear missiles close to the U.S. coastline, Russian officials have hinted.
Ukraine Sees Further Amassing of Weapons by Russia-Backed Forces : worldnews
Canadian foreign minister to visit Ukraine, vows to deter Russian aggression : worldnews
What Will The Neighbors Think? - Lawyers, Guns & Money As Russia threatens Ukraine and intervenes in Kazakhstan,

Inside Estonias approach in combating Russian disinformation

Sweden redeploys troops to the island of Gotland near Russia : worldnews
Swedish police hunt for drone seen flying over Forsmark nuclear plant : worldnews
Undersea cable connecting Norway and Arctic satellite station damaged : worldnews

Panic as Kosovo pulls the plug on its energy-guzzling bitcoin miners : technology

Dutch royal family to temporarily stop using Golden Coach, following criticism of colonial ties : worldnews

Police Wont Investigate BYOB Party Unless Sue Gray Finds Evidence Of Potential Crime
UKs Prince Harry seeks right to pay for UK police protection
Concern for UK security as anti-vaxxer groups evolve towards US-style militias : worldnews (without the gunz)
BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen | BBC : worldnews

Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census : politics

As high court signals Roe v. Wade reversal, states eye same-sex marriage protections : politics

How Did We Go From Stimulus Checks to Go to Work With COVID?

GOP Senator Dubbed a Moronby Dr. Fauci Plans to Introduce FAUCI Act

As Sinema Defends Filibuster, Progressives Say Vote Her the Hell Out
Martin Luther King Jrs family calls on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to ensure that the Jim Crow filibuster does not stand in the way of voting rights
Sinema speech turbocharges primary challenge buzz : politics

Trump complains about Democratic push to end filibuster four years after calling for Republicans to do it : politics
Republicans Wont Be Elected If Democrats Pass Voting Bill: Trump

The RNCs new debate pledge is a cult-like tribute to Trumps incompetence

Will the Justice Department investigate Trump for Jan. 6 riot? - The Washington Post
Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report : politics
/u/Captain_Blackbird lists all the times that Trump incited insurrection in the FIRST HALF of his January 6th Speech : bestof
` Jim Jordan calls 1/6 committeepolitical operation to stop Trump 2024 run
Trump's Crimes Flow Through Oath KeepersSedition Indictment: Former Prosecutor
Reconstruction-Era Law Could Keep Trump Off Presidential Ballot In 6 Southern States | HuffPost Latest News The language letting them back into the Union required them to enforce the 14th Amendments ban on insurrectionists in federal or state office.
Recruitment of veterans by extremists may increase, top Democrat warns : politics

The insurrection is only the tip of the iceberg : politics
Corporate sedition is more damaging to America than the Capitol attack : politics

Attack of the Clones scene, in Arizona : PoliticalHumor

Glenn Youngkin Ends School Mask Mandates, Vaccines For State Workers After Hes Sworn In As Virginia Governor. Youngkin quickly signed 11 executive orders, including dropping vaccine requirements for state workers and barring the teaching of critical race theory.

Watching OANs Lies Will Be Difficult Now That Its Been Dumped by DirecTV | The satellite TV provider notified One America News Network that it would not be renewing its distribution agreement

Expanding Medicaid for new moms could save lives. But in Mississippi, its a battle. (Deathassippi)

At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets : news

Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters - The New York Times Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left stitched and bandaged.

A pro-business retired cop sparks liberal revolt in first few weeks as mayor : politics

Texas synagogue siege: British hostage taker named as Malik Faisal Akram - as family say they are 'devastated' | US News | Sky News
Texas rabbi: Captor grew "belligerent" late in standoff | AP News
'Calm, collected' synagogue rabbi wowed FBI through 10-hour Texas hostage crisis | The Times of Israel
Yes, the Colleyville synagogue attack was 'specifically' targeting Jews - The Jerusalem Post
Texas synagogue hostages freed, suspect dead - The Washington Post
Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead | AP News
The rise of antisemitism in America continues - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The insouciance of the elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... (2) Speaking of affairs, the University of Michigan fired its president yesterday ... And here's my favorite detail of this amazing story: Schlissel conducted the logistics of his affair on his university email account, which is subject to public disclosure laws. The Meritocracy!

Theyre Too Extreme for QAnon and Right at Home at Trumps Rally
Teeing Up with QAnon | The New Yorker What would Groucho say? Would you rather belong to a club that had the proprietor of a porn shop as a member? Or Marjorie Taylor Greene?

13-Year-Old Student Dies of Fentanyl-Related Overdose at Hartford School: PD : news

Nearly 70 years on, Roman Holiday remains one of romantic comedy s most delectable treats - Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's whirlwind romance continues to enchant 69 years after its release
Nearly 70 years on, Roman Holiday remains one of romantic comedys most delectable treats.

Crypto Enthusiasts Meet Their Match: Angry Gamers : technology

Archaeologys sexual revolution. Graves dating back thousands of years are giving up their secrets, as new ways to pin down the sex of old bones are overturning long-held, biased beliefs about gender and love

The remains of a man and a dog trying to escape an ancient tsunami found on the Aegean coast. The Thera eruption was one of the worst natural disasters in human history; scientists estimate the volcano exploded with 2 million times the power of the atomic bomb of Hiroshima : science

Study: About seven out of ten therapists found a client sexually attractive, a quarter fantasized about a romantic relationship, and a fifth gave a goodbye hug at the end of a session (22%). In general, more male therapists reported sexual feelings and behaviors than female therapists. : science

Linux malware sees 35% growth during 2021 : technology

Legal Sea Foods downgrade - just me? : boston

Sapling - "Bitchshifter" (Official Video) - YouTube

What are some unsaid rules of Reddit that the new users should be aware of? : AskReddit


Anemia in astronauts could be a challenge for space missions : worldnews

Tongas Hunga Tonga volcano just had one of the most violent volcano eruptions ever captured on satellite. January 15, 2022
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haapai on 14 Jan 2022, posted by the Tonga Geological Service
Waves hitting Tonga as volcano tsunami warning is in place : worldnews
Aurora Intel on Twitter: "Large volcanic eruption in Tonga, tsunami warning in effect." / Twitter
Tonga has been struck by a tsunami on Saturday after the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai underwater volcano erupted.
Giant Tonga eruption caught on satellite images : worldnews
Australian Bureau of Meteorology Issues Evacuation order for low-lying Lord Howe Island : worldnews
A Tsunami Hits The Tonga Islands After The Powerful Eruption Of The Hunga Submarine Volcano : videos
Tidal Surge hitting Santa Cruz California this morning from the Volcano Eruption in Tonga : videos

Americas Top Environmental Groups Have Lost the Plot on Climate Change

California is poised to kill rooftop solar, damaging climate and health : politics

Finland, Sweden and Norway to cull wolf population : worldnews

Marines rescue 3 whales trapped in nets off Acapulco : worldnews

Wild animal cafes to be banned : worldnews (in S Koria)

Yorkshire fishermen scared for livelihoods as everything is dead for miles

How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe | The New Yorker The evolution of cooling technology helps to explain why supposed solutions to global warming have only made the situation worse.

China reports 5 new human cases of H5N6 bird flu : worldnews

Record-high COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Cape Cod omicron likely the cause

As Massachusetts hospitals flounder with COVID surge, Gov. Charlie Baker announces emergency actions : politics

WHO says omicron cases are off the charts as global infections set new records
Omicron is "inherently milder" than Delta among children under 5, new study shows : worldnews
Is long-Covid specific to Covid infection only, or can you get something similar from a regular cold? : askscience
One in 10 people may still be infectious for COVID after 10 days, new research indicates. One in 10 people may have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the 10 day quarantine period, according to new research. : science
Scientists Discover Gene That Increases Risk of Dying From Covid. The research from the Medical University of Bialystok estimates that the gene could be present in about 14% of the Polish population, compared with around 9% in Europe and 27% in India : science
Scientists identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. Individuals with European ancestry carrying a particular DNA segment -- inherited from Neanderthals -- have a 20 % lower risk of developing a critical COVID-19 infection. : science
Texas scientistsnew Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free

Concerns grow over CDCs isolation guidelines

Doctors call out Spotify for allowing Joe Rogan to spread Covid misinformation. : HermanCainAward

Husband of prominent antivaxxer dies of COVID. Wife blames Remdesiver : HermanCainAward
Update: the nominee with destroyed lungs has passed. Most of these slides are the medical updates; please get vaccinated to keep your lungs safe.
Hulk Hogan is pushing COVID disinformation, alleging that Betty White died from a vaccine and not being incredibly old. Gee, who knew he'd suddenly be AGAINST injections? : HermanCainAward
Conspiracy Pete posted HUNDREDS of antivax tripe. Here are his rants and a few of the more obscure memes. He celebrated his HCA win this week. His sister followed two days later. : HermanCainAward
I was told by my father I'm helping kill people. I'm a nurse on a covid unit. Send love. Please. : QAnonCasualties

The power of pundits is depressing

New Virginia Governor Youngkin to Lift School Mask Mandate, Change COVID Policies : politics

How the Navajo Nation Beat Back Covid : politics

Over-50s in Italy without Covid booster face 100 euro fine : worldnews
Paris outdoor face mask rule suspended by court : worldnews

People Forced To Live In Metal Boxes Under Chinas Zero Covid Rule
Little Boxes by Pete Seeger - YouTube

Canadas military launches formal proceedings against more than 900 unvaccinated troops

Tennis: Novak Djokovic granted injunction to prevent deportation from Australia : worldnews
Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of 'civil unrest' behind cancellation
Nadal, others on Djokovic saga: Bit tired of the situation

6 die due to heavy snow in Japan; bad weather expected to continue : worldnews ... Four of the worlds snowiest cities in the world are in Japan, including the top two (Akita and Sapporo)
Japans Canon Eyes Shutting China Camera Factory

Major Shim Jeong-min refused to eject from his F5E fighter, opting to control the aircraft until the last second, ensuring the plane didn't crash into an S. Korean village. : worldnews

North Korean hackers stole around $400 million worth of cryptocurrency through cyberattacks on digital currency outlets last year. Pyongyang is under multiple international sanctions over its atomic bomb and ballistic missile developments : worldnews
North Korea says it fired two missiles from railway car : worldnews
Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program after missile tests : worldnews

Taiwan adds minelaying ships to defenses against China : worldnews

China reports record trade surplus : worldnews
China slams U.S. sanctions on Iran as cooperation agreement launched : worldnews
China Says Guantanamo Bay Real Detention Camp for Muslims
China Home Market Slump Deepens as Prices Fall for Fourth Month : worldnews
Beijing clears US bombs before constructing China-Laos railway : worldnews
Satellite Imagery proves China is building new villages in disputed Bhutan border : worldnews

Russia says short-sighted EU has only itself to blame for energy crisis
EU's Imports Of US Natural Has Now 5X Higher Than Russian Deliveries
Russia arrests hacker in Colonial Pipeline attack, U.S. says: The arrests followed months of negotiations between the Biden administration and Russian officials around the ransomware attack and other cybersecurity concerns : worldnews ... probably wasnt hard since their offices are in government owned buildings
At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates : worldnews

Indias richest man is pouring more than $80 billion into green energy

Sri Lanka Braces for Critical Week in Bid to Stabilize Economy : worldnews

U.S. Businesses Sour on Saudi Arabia in Blow to Crown Princes Growth Plans

Iranian Teachers Stage Protests In More Than 50 Cities Over Work Conditions, Pay : worldnews

With U.S. and Russia stalemate At Ukraine talks, moment of truth nears : politics
Time is running out to stop Russian aggression in Ukraine
Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack
Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks : politics
An Aging Vladimir Putin Hopes War in Ukraine Can Make a Sagging Empire Rise Again He may have thought the Biden administration would be weak or disinclined to play a leadership role. That has already proven to be a serious miscalculation.
Putin presents a profound threat to peace in Europe as drumbeat of war sounds on Russia-Ukraine border
US concerned Russia fabricating pretext for war with Ukraine : worldnews
US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine : worldnews

Brussels backs Lithuania in row with China over Taiwan : worldnews

Croatian Population Shrank by Almost 10 Per Cent in Decade : worldnews

Polish parliament passes bill to protect children from moral corruption in schools (said the totally corrupt government)

Finland not negotiating about NATO membership, foreign minister says : worldnews

Fucke no more - Swedish settlement applies for name change

Germany To Become Net Power Importer For The First Time Since 2002 : worldnews
Berlin is planning a car-free area larger than Manhattan

Madrid raises age limit for women to have free IVF up to 45 : worldnews

Calls grow for UK PM to resign over lockdown parties
The son of a woman named by MI5 as a suspected Chinese spy has resigned from a Labour MPs team today
British Spaceports: The UK is on track to have space launch capability as soon as this summer : worldnews

At least 78 rights defenders killed in Colombia in 2021 - UN : worldnews

US will act decisively if Russia deploys military to Cuba or Venezuela

US to end case against Gang Chen, MIT scientist accused of hiding China ties : worldnews ... FBI is like 0-6 in these cases. It smelled like anti Asian trumpist bullshit from the start. uBiden admin needs to kill the witch-hunt.

Census Memo Cites Unprecedented Meddling by Trump Administration : Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count - Documents show that when Wilbur Ross was commerce secretary, he was enlisted to lobby Republican governors whose states had been reluctant to turn over records that could be screened for noncitizens. (remember that snake?)
Trump officials interfered with the 2020 census beyond cutting it short, email shows : politics

Team USA Advises Athletes Heading to Beijing Olympics to Leave Their Phones at Home - WSJ The U.S. joins Great Britain, Canada, the Netherlands in taking precautions against being monitored through technology.

FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Planes : worldnews

The US supreme court to Americans: tough luck if you get Covid at work : politics
The Conservative Justices Have Drunk the Anti-Vaxx Kool Aid : politics
The Supreme Courts golden rule: Only Republican leaders hold true power
Boris Johnson in reverse: The Supreme Court gives itself what it bans for the rest of us - The court has been effectively closed to outside visitors since the start of the pandemic. Now that the justices have begun hearing oral arguments in person, the lawyers appearing before it, and the reporters in the chamber, must test negative and be masked, except when speaking
Is Donald Trump pro-COVID enough for the GOP base? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... In other words, GOP voters are increasingly not merely opposed to vaccine mandates, vaccine nudges, vaccine PSAs etc.: they are actively opposed to anyone getting vaccinated, period, because [insert insane conspiratorial gibberish here].

The Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home Rapic COVID-19 Tests to Americans for Free
Biden administration threatens to rescind stimulus funds from Arizona over anti-mask school policy : politics

One Year In, Bidens Approval Rating Is In TroubleOnly Trumps Was Lower
Harris team looks to course changes to reset her political prospects : politics

Nancy Pelosi under pressure directs House to consider bigger penalties for lawmakers and aides who break a federal conflict-of-interest law (crooked Nancy is unhappy)

Sen. Warren demands profit and rent figures from companies following Pandora Papers revelations: The senator charges that investors in suburban neighborhoods are helping to price out first-time buyers and driving up rents : politics

Sanders Says Manchin and Sinema Are Imperiling US Democracy : politics
The wages of Sinema and Manchin's opposition to voting rights legislation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
50K kids in Joe Manchin's home state could sink into deep poverty without child tax credits
Fewer groceries, more debt: Families brace for first month without child tax payments : politics

Martin Luther King Jr.s daughter uses his filibuster quote to call out senators McConnell, Sinema
MLK had a dream. Trump had a mob. How two days in January offer competing visions for America : politics

With Voting Bills Dead, Democrats Face Costly Fight to Overcome G.O.P. Curbs : politics
Frustrated Democrats Call for Reset : Ahead of Midterm Elections : Democrats already were expecting a rough election year. But their struggle to advance priorities has some calling for a course correction.
Biden vows to end filibuster ahead of voting rights bills that will mark a turning point in U.S. history
Mike Pence equates voting rights protections with Capitol attack : politics ... rump announced today they will now be doing 2-3 rallys a month till the next election and the goal is endthe careers of any who do not support the big lie.

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder told Insider he fears American democracy may not survive another Trump campaign : politics

These 8 companies and trade groups are said to be among the top donors to 'sedition caucus' : 'Republicans who voted against certifying the 2020 election result

Jan. 6 hearings are going to blow the roof off the House, Raskin says
Merrick Garlands Trump Problem -- and Ours - The well-meaning attorney general may pursue Trump on narrow charges but is unlikely to take a much-needed broader view, and is almost certain to be too slow to save America. (Mueller part 2)

CNN Unearths Audio Of Kevin McCarthy Saying Trump Admitted Responsibility For Riot : politics (he "doesn't remember" that)
Kevin McCarthy reportedly told Republicans in a phone call last year that Trump admitted being partially responsible for the Capitol riot. Now McCarthy says he doesnt remember that call
Carl Bernstein: McCarthy, most other Republicans are cravenly supporting sedition
Prosecutors urge 3-to-4 year prison term for Giuliani pal : politics
Stewart Rhodes Oath Keepers indictment puts January 6 plotters on notice

That Whole Not-an-Insurrection Business Really Blew Up in Fox News Face

Biden White House forces resignation of former Trump aide who promoted baseless Jan. 6 theories : politics
Biden administration on Friday forced out Darren Beattie, who was a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of Americas Heritage Abroad, along with six other members appointed by Trump ... the baseless claim that the FBI planted agents among the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Court puts hold on GOP inspection of county voting machines : politics (to make sure they don't accept Dem votes)

Trump Rally Underscores GOP Tension Over How to Win in 2022 - The New York Times Donald Trumps rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

How the states have become Laboratories of Autocracyand why its worse than you think Former Ohio Democratic party head David Pepper has a dire warning : Rigged state legislatures are destroying America
People who study the origins of civil wars see indicators the US is on the brink of conflict, Yale historian says

Feds Toss Right-Wing Claim That Ilhan Omar Funded Affair : politics
Feds Toss Right-Wing Claim That Ilhan Omar Funded Affair The right-wing has obsessed over Ilhan Omars sex life for years. The FEC just dismissed a complaint that she improperly paid her eventual husband.

Michigan Is Calling on the Feds to Investigate Trumpers Who Sent Forged Election Documents : politics

Half of Mail-In Ballot Requests Rejected in Key Texas County. Democracy defenders contend that Texasnewly enacted restrictions on mail-in ballots are part of a nationwide pattern of Republican efforts to disenfranchise minority voters.
Trumps top Texas backer joined Stop the Steal - It's ending badly for him. (Paxton)
Texas district attorney says AG Ken Paxton violated open records law, must release Jan. 6 records : politics
The Texas GOP Has Declared War On Books. Ive Seen This Before. (considers replacing "reading" lessons with Fox broadcasts in schools, also may ban "thinking" that "undermines parental authority")

Florida Is Now a MAGA Megachurch : politics
DeSantis uses conservative lifeline as Trump sours on him : politics

Sen. Ron Johnson Ripped As Virus That Infects GOP By Wisconsin Newspaper (virus infects virus)

DirecTV to Drop One America News in Blow to Conservative Channel - Bloomberg Contract between satellite service, OAN owner expires in April - OAN has been criticized for spreading misinformation

MAGA Candidates Are Absolutely Desperate to Get Banned From Twitter : politics

A Bill Proposed a New Way to Teach History. It Got the History Wrong. - The New York Times A Republican legislator in Virginia who campaigned against critical race theory introduced a bill that incorrectly said the Lincoln-Douglas debates were between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Nothing has changed: Frustration builds as cannabis reform stalls (Nancy Reagan cackles from the grave)
Senate overwhelmingly passes Mississippi medical marijuana : politics

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Coach Who Lost His Job Over Postgame Prayers : politics

Murphy signs bill enshrining abortion into NJ state law : politics

Miyares fires 30 in AGs office, including lawyer investigating dangerous conditions at Richmond apartments

Opinion: Children dying by gunfire is a crisis : politics

Colleyville synagogue held hostage during livestreamed service; police negotiating with man
Gunman holds hostages at synagogue in Texas : news

UPDATE: MARTA CEO takes his own life, dies at East Lake station in Decatur : news

Man Shoots Teen Who Tried to Carjack Him in Philly, Police Say : news

Woman Pushed to Her Death in Front of Oncoming Train at Times Square Station : news
Man who pushed woman to her death at Times Square station, NYC this morning being taken in custody : pics

Fired CNN producer from CT sued for allegedly sexually abusing girl, 9 : news

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel fired by board ... for cause following an investigation into a relationship with a subordinate, the board announced Saturday evening.

Dan Brown is just a guy who serves the same wine in different bottles. : books
Dont make fun of renowned Dan Brown
Language Log: The Dan Brown code
Look out, kids! Its the return of renowned Dan Brown

Boringly postmodern and an ideological fantasy: Slavoj Zizek reviews Matrix Resurrections - "The reason is now clear: in spite of its occasional brilliance, the film is ultimately not worth seeing which is why I also wrote this review without seeing it." (how Zizek of him)

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon [Rock] : Music

Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space" is a masterclass in creating an atmosphere of horror. : books
Texts From H.P. Lovecraft -The Toast

A Library the Internet Can't Get Enough Of - Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?
Don Winslow on Twitter: "I hope you see the beauty in this that I do." / Twitter

BlueNoobster comments on Purchasing power in Europe (2021)

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review and pairwise/network meta-analysis : science
Symptoms and Traits of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) May Run In Families: Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.

Men who believe their level of masculinity is closely tied to their penis and its size are more likely to endorse sexist beliefs : science ... Sexist men more likely to endorse sexist beliefs

Breakthrough TAU Discovery Key to Reversing ALS : science

Low folate linked to risk of cognitive decline in later life. Even among the relatively healthy and cognitively robust group surveyed, that low folate status predicts accelerated cognitive decline across several cognitive domains, over an 8-year time period. : science

People devote third of waking time to mobile apps : worldnews

Two people are claiming to be an expert in your field, one is and one is faking. What question do you ask to find the imposter? : AskReddit

/u/Mirrormn explains why conspiracy theorists tell you to "do your own research" instead of providing evidence. : bestof

103 years ago today... : boston
Whats the huge anti vax rally at Fenway ?
The Razing of Bostons West End displaced 2,700 mostly working class families in favor of a few hundred luxury apartments
TIL a Boston police officer shot and killed a Red Sox game bystander with a less than lethal round in 2004. What's really cool here is that he only got a 90 day suspension and was on the force until 2020. : massachusetts

What do you find sexy? : AskReddit

Whats a company secret you can share, because you dont work there anymore?

Why cant cashiers sit?
Sick to my stomach Dollar Tree fanatics protest new $1.25 prices

Can't believe someone would go out in public with a foot like that : WTF (diabetes)

What did someone do to make you hate them instantly? : AskReddit

Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC - The Tesla boss has taken aim at individuals personally that he has clashed with (asshole Muskrat)


Plants at risk of extinction as climate crisis disrupts animal migration : worldnews

Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai erupts again

Nearly half the worlds kids are exposed to dangerous levels of lead

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is worlds largest fish breeding ground

Indias forest, tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in last 2 years

Investigation into global food supplier Cargill reveals its suppliers deforested areas of the Amazon to create livestock feed for UK markets

COVID In Massachusetts records high on hospitalizations, reports 12,864 new cases and 64 new deaths : CoronavirusMa
12,864 confirmed cases and 64 deaths. See today COVID-19 data from Mass.

New poop data out and the drop continues! : CoronavirusMa

How to take a combined throat and nose swab for COVID-19 - YouTube

Pfizer says its vaccine targeting Omicron will be ready in March : worldnews
Polish scientists discover a gene that doubles the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID : worldnews ... the fourth most important factor determining how seriously a person suffers from COVID-19, after age, weight, and gender

Why Rapid Covid Tests May Not Be Free Upfront at First - The New York Times Not all health plans will be ready for the Covid tests to be free upfront at stores, relying at first on receipts and reimbursement.
Covid Live Updates: U.S. Site for Free Tests to Go Live Jan. 19, but Shipping Will Take TimeThe Treasury Department threatened to withhold relief funds from Arizona, which is using some of the money to undercut mask requirements in schools. Hospitals are filling up in two dozen U.S. states.

Doctors call out Spotify for letting Joe Rogan spread false and societally harmful covid-19 claims

I would do anything to fight the virus but I won't do that - Lawyers, Guns & Money I would do anything to fight the virus but I wont do thatGlenn Beck apparently has a rather serious second case of COVID, but dont worry, he has Done His Own Research:
Glenn Beck Says He Has COVID Again - unvaccinated : HermanCainAward

Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. Or, why electing a carnival barker to office matters. : HermanCainAward

Army vet Lime Green thought freedom was more important than safety and obedience was the real virus. He caught the actual real virus and died. : HermanCainAward
Another young, Orange County GOP is very ill. : HermanCainAward
Detroit News columnist who has belittled masks and vaccines for nearly 2 years is utterly APPALLED at those who mock COVID deaths. : HermanCainAward

Shoppers Trapped in Uniqlo Shanghai for 48 HoursCOVID-19 contact tracing is locking down stores, malls and residential compounds across the city.

India - 42% of eligible teens have got Covid-19 shots in first 11 days : worldnews

Canadian premier tests positive day after rejecting Covid measures : worldnews
Swedish PM tests positive for COVID as fourth wave surges : worldnews

Novak Djokovics visa cancelled, tennis player to be deported

Philippines approves purchase of BrahMos cruise missiles from India. Brahmos is the fastest supersonic cruise missiles on earth. : worldnews (shoulda named it Shivos)

Married woman is flogged 100 times after confessing to adultery in Indonesia : worldnews What about the man she committed adultery with? He was lashed 15 times and was also married. He refused to confess to the crime he obviously committed so he got less. She was honest, and paid the price. Does that make any sense? Nope.

Woman Gives Up Child After Learning Sperm Donor Lied About His Ethnicity and Education : worldnews

South Korea raises interest rates to pre-pandemic levels to combat record inflation of 2.5% : worldnews

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack : worldnews

Same-sex couple become first in Taiwan to legally adopt child : worldnews
Moleskine erases Taiwan from diaries after listing it as province of China: European notebook designer Moleskine has removed all references to Taiwan in its latest diary after two years of confused listings while apparently trying to acquiesce to China's naming demands. : worldnews
Hong Kong police switch to goose-stepping to show patriotism Hong Kongs entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the force said Friday, citing the need to show officers' "patriotism"

After Muslims, Indias Christians the new target of right wing

Russia sees no grounds for more security talks with US, NATO
Russia wont exclude putting military hardware in Cuba or Venezuela amid "unsucessful" talks with U.S. over Ukraine
Sanctions on Putin Would be Step Too Far, Kremlin Warns U.S. : worldnews (we will invade you and you will do nothing!)

Millions of Afghans are on verge of death, U.N. chief warns

Kenyan Police Have Committed Murder on Behalf of Property Developers : worldnews

Secret audio sheds light on toppled dictators frantic last hours
The BBC has obtained extraordinary recordings which we believe to be of phone calls made by former Tunisian dictator, president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, as he flew out of the country in 2011. These final moments show how his authority crumbled, sealing the fate of his 23-year dictatorship and sparking the regions wave of pro-democracy Arab Spring uprisings.

Iranian Aytatollah releases animation showing drone strike hitting, killing Donald Trump : worldnews

Possible Netanyahu plea deal could force him out of politics - Axios
Israeli High Court rules that Interior Minister Ayalet Shaked cannot keep preventing Palestinians who marry Israelis from receiving citizenship : worldnews

Russia demands US, NATO written response next week on Ukraine : worldnews
Ukraine government hit by massive cyberattack, Russia moves more troops : worldnews
Ukraine says massive cyber attack has shut down government websites
U.S. Charges Russia Sent Saboteurs Into Ukraine to Create Pretext for Invasion - The New York Times
First on CNN: US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine - CNNPolitics
U.S. Considers Backing an Insurgency in Ukraine - The New York Times Conversations about how far the United States would go to subvert Russia in the event of an invasion have revived the specter of a new Cold War.

Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns : worldnews
Mikhail Gorbachev accused of war crimes by six Lithuanian citizens : worldnews

Sweden expresses solidarity with Ukraine over recent cyberattack, urges to find out who is behind it
NATO to accept Sweden, Finland very quickly if they decide to join alliance

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his countrys Tigray region. (Barry laughs "you should have seen what I did")

nazi funeral in Rome om on 10 January 2022 (source in comments) : pics

Secret service behind Barcelona terror attacks, says ex-cop [Former Spanish police commissioner Jose Manuel Villarejo said the 2017 terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were orchestrated by Spains secret service] (went from knew about it and did nothing to did it themselves)

MI5 has warned Chinese government agent has been active in UK parliament, MPs told
Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and charities amid sex abuse lawsuit : worldnews
Charles and William were instrumental in ousting Prince Andrew from the royal family, report says
Prince Andrews titles were ridiculous. But it matters that he no longer has them. -- Chief Commodore of the Fleet Air Arm ... Royal Air Force Lossiemouth
UK PM Johnsons staff partied as queen mourned death of husband (Tories love their drunken sex parties)
UK banned Huawei because US told us to, former minister : worldnews
Meta sued for 2.3bn over claim Facebook users in UK were exploited
Google buys London site for $1 billion : worldnews ... What does google need with a 2bed flat in london?

NSO Spyware Linked to Phone Hacks of Journalists, Activists in El Salvador : worldnews

We Must Stop Showering the Military With Money : politics ... We could have tuition free state college for like 10% of the military budget.

After Navient Forgives $1.7B, Progressive Say Cancel All Student Debt : politics

Biden Administration Launches Program to Fix 15,000 Bridges : politics

The Supreme Court Just Spit in the Face of Joe Biden and the American Public : politics
In a 6-3 Ruling, the Supreme Court Upholds the Covid Pandemic
The Supreme Court's Vaccine Mandate Decision Was an Opening Shot Against Regulating AnythingYou will note that the majority opinion is unsigned
The radical right's takeover of the Supreme Court is complete - With their ruling against Biden's vaccine mandate, the conservative majority made clear that the law is political ... If you want to know why all the Republicans backed Donald Trump even when they knew he was monumentally unfit, this was it. They got their court and their dream is about to come true. Unfortunately, its a nightmare for the rest of us.
High Court corporate hacks toss worker safeguards against coronavirus : politics
The Supreme Court Goes Anti-Vaxx : politics
The GOP celebration of covid ignorance is an invitation to death : politics
Maskless and Inaccurate - The New York Times The Supreme Court offers a window into partisan Covid fallacies.
The Culture War Has Warped the Supreme Court's Judgment - Yesterday's decision hinges on a new and alarming embrace of the right-wing crusade against vaccination.
The Fox News Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tucker Carlson called Brett Kavanaugh a cringing little liberal for upholding vaccine mandates for health workers
What does it mean for courts to be "partisan" or "political?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money one of the worst rulings in the US Supreme Courts long and largely ignominious history.
The platonic ideal of Green Lanternism - Lawyers, Guns & Money Yes, the reason that the Supreme Court struck down the test-or-vaccinate mandate is that Biden just wasnt persuasive enough.

Congress Is Day-Trading While the World Burns : politics

Everyone in Centrist Pundit Gumdrop Land Picked the Same Week to Go On an Acid Trip - All of these wacko 2024 predictions involve the defenestration of Kamala Harris.

Republican opposition to voting rights bills follows decades of pretend support | Conservatives have argued for decades that voting rights bills harm the conservative agenda. : politics
Manchin Joins Sinema in Destroying Democratic Hopes to Pass Voting Rights | we're old enough to remember a whole month ago when both Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin voted to make an exception to the filibuster for the debt ceiling Public Citizen sardonically noted.
Voting rights expert: GOP plotting next coup as Sinema, Manchin say they wont stop it
Sinema kills chance for filibuster change: I won't worsen the underlying disease of division (said the disease)
Kyrsten Sinemas opposition to filibuster reform rests on a myth: Senate rules are fostering obstructionnot bipartisanship.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's filibuster speech has reenergized progressive efforts to find someone to primary and oust the Arizona Democrat : politics
By the time I get to Phoenix - Lawyers, Guns & Money
THREAD on Sinema: Sinemas behavior has made no common sense to me. Surely she knows too that she would lose in the 2024 Democratic primary. Why would she do it? ... Sinema believes she will be running to President in 2024 ... Sinema believes MAGA elected officials will reject partisanship when they are given a choice of her or Trump.

Biden finishes 2021 with most confirmed judicial picks since Reagan : politics
Biden seeks to reshape Fed with historically diverse slate : politics

Joe Biden was set up to fail : politics
Biden is failing politically, and not just because of Republican obstruction

Jan. 6 panel suggests Trump witness tampering focus - The Washington Post
Washington Post Torches Kevin McCarthy: Thrown In His Lot With Enemies Of Democracy
In days after January 6, McCarthy said Trump admitted bearing some responsibility for Capitol attack : politics
Liz Cheney doesnt rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy in Jan 6 investigation
Opinion: Subpoena Kevin McCarthy : politics

Why didn't the FBI see the Capitol siege coming? A year later, the bureau still won't come clean on why it ignored piles of evidence and outside warnings about political violence before the attack on January 6, 2021.
Michael Angelo Riley Spurns Plea Deal in Jan. 6 Case
Capitol rioters called Nancy Pelosi's office looking for a lost and found for items they left behind on January 6, according to Rep. Jamie Raskin

House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Twitter, Alphabet, Meta and Reddit : politics
Breeding grounds for radicalization: Capitol attack panel signals loss of patience with big tech
Violent online messages before Capitol riot went unshared by DHS, emails show : politics

Sen. Mitt Romney says the Republican National Committee would be nuts to block GOP candidates from participating in presidential debates

Republican Senator Fauci Called a Moron Is So Shook by the Exchange That He's Introducing Legislation Over It - Sen. Roger Marshall is introducing the FAUCI Act to make the doctor's already public financial records even more public (but not crooks in Congress)

Tucker Carlson repeatedly hosted an Oath Keeper charged with seditious conspiracy | Media Matters for America
The accountability-free world of Tucker Carlson - The Washington Post (he's the square root of Trump)
How Steve Inskeep of NPR cracked the code for interviewing Trump - The Washington Post ... the "truth sandwich" ...

DirecTV is dropping OANN, the conspiratorial far-right network favored by TrumpWorld | Calls for the TV provider to sever its arrangements with OAN reached a fever pitch in recent months ... OAN is jointly owned by AT&T and the investment firm TPG

GOP Rep. John Katko announces he wont seek reelection (R-N.Y.) said Friday he will not seek another term in Congress, becoming the third of the 10 Republicans who voted last year to impeach former president Donald Trump to announce their retirement.

What fake 2020 Electoral College certificates tell us about Americas fragile democracy

Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors : politics

Judge bars use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin, a ruling with big implications for the 2022 elections : politics
Cleek's law is a harsh mistress - Lawyers, Guns & Money It is not surprising that a Wisconsin judge would rule against the legality of dropboxes. The remarkable thing is how recently this became Republican orthodoxy:

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates GOP-approved congressional map infusedwith undue partisan bias'
Beto: You can thank Greg Abbott for COVID testing lines
Travis County clerk says half of vote-by-mail applications have been rejected due to new election law : politics
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated open records law, says Travis County DA : politics
Ken Paxton violated law and must release records related to Jan. 6 Trump rally, DA says : politics
Texas Attorney General given four days to hand over Jan 6 texts : politics

Herschel Walker Makes Tommy Tuberville Look Like a Statesman : politics

Florida bill would allow cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers : politics

Hey, Virginia lawmakers, the Lincoln-Douglas debates did not feature Frederick Douglass (refucks fuckup again)
Virginia Republicans to introduce bill banning teaching the work of Lani Guinier and then disband the session - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Northam pardons Sen. Joe Morrissey for his interaction with 17-year-old : politics

Podcast by two Utah lawmakers claims Utahs digital drivers license is part of United Nations takeover. GOP Reps. Phil Lyman and Mike Petersen indulge far-right conspiracies about the U.N

National School Boards Association stumbles into politics and is blasted apart : politics

US judge reassigned after reversing sex assault conviction : news

Capital Gazette reporters were once the face of the First Amendment. What happened over the next three years? - The Washington Post

Opinion | Ruth Shalit Barrett sues the Atlantic, criticizes Washington Post - The Washington Post Ruth Shalit Barrett sues the Atlantic and bashes this media critic (she's making her stupid even more stupid)

Britney Spears Responds to Jamie Lynn's GMA Interview: 'Disgusted' - Rolling Stone - My family ruined my dreams 100 billion percent and try to make me look like the crazy one ... doctors forced her to take lithium while she was under the conservatorship.

Judge Determines Martin Shkreli Deserves to Be Banned for Life from Participating in Pharmaceutical Industry in Any Capacity

One BYU victim was punished, another was sent to therapy. Advocates say bishops need more training on sex assault (fucking moron Mormons)

Airport security confiscated 5,700 firearms in 2021, the most ever -- And many of those firearms were loaded.

Where Are the Jews?: Academy Museum Patrons Baffled by Lack of Representation ... Donors and influential Academy members, many of whom already had received private tours, were outraged that Hollywoods origin story wherein a group of mostly Jewish emigres fled persecution in their home countries to create what would become a multibillion-dollar, American-led industry was conspicuously absent.

Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones - The New York Times Clinicians are divided over new guidelines that say teens should undergo mental health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries.

Sinead OConnor hospitalized, days after teenage sons death

A Van Gogh exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art reveals more of the painter than those overhyped immersive experiences ever will - The Washington Post

Not proof of life after all: Fossil in famous Martian meteorite made by water, not aliens (yeah, right)

Multiple sclerosis caused by Epstein-Barr-Virus study: Researchers say Epstein-Barr-Virus is a main cause of MS, which affects 2.8 million people worldwide. New treatments and prevention may now be possible

Transgender Individuals Twice as Likely to Die Early as General Population : science

Whats one business in Boston that you will never go back to?
Whats one business in Boston that you will definitely go back to?

/u/EclecticDreck Describes why WWI was Nothing Like the Napoleonic Wars : bestof


Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C (123.26 F) : worldnews
Ground Temperatures Hit 129 Degrees as Argentina Suffers Blackouts : worldnews (coming soon to a latitude near you)

Weather disasters caused $145 billion in damage last year in the U.S., says NOAA : technology

Shipping giant Maersk speeds up decarbonisation target by a decade : worldnews

A seven-year-old sun bear that was kept in a cage for four years has arrived at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center after being rescued by conservation workers. The bear, named Kukuton, was found illegally kept as a pet in Kampung village in Sabah, Malaysia. : worldnews

Bald eagle populations have slowly recovered from near devastation after the government banned DDT in 1972, but another ongoing issue has weakened that rebound -- lead poisoning from gunshot ammunition.

MA daily case update via COVID-19 Interactive Data Dashboard on Tableau : CoronavirusMa
18,721 confirmed cases and 36 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

The shit continues to drop!! : CoronavirusMa

Is Omicron Peaking? - The New York Times In parts of the Northeast, it seems to be.
Massachusetts Reports 41,063 new COVID-19 cases among public school students and 7,351 among staff : boston

Epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina -- great blog post about kids & omicron : CoronavirusMa

Pfizer CEO says two Covid vaccine doses aren't enough for Omicron
Israel sees less need for ventilators, shorter hospitalization times with Omicron : worldnews

Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Promotes the Host Innate Immune Response : worldnews
Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus : worldnews ... Covid walks into your body and cant remember what it came in for.

Scientists believed COVID leaked from Wuhan lab but feared further discussion would be harmful: emails : worldnews (in the faucet dripping for a year dept)

Europes drug regulator warns excessive COVID boosters could lead to problems with immune response, joining WHO in pushback
COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection. Declining immunity is responsible for breakthrough infections, but vaccines maintained protection from hospitalization and severe disease nine months after getting the first shot. : science

Research has found greater psychological distress during the early phase of the pandemic was significantly associated with participants later reporting SARS-CoV-2 infection, a greater number of symptoms and also more severe symptoms. : science

Its starting to go into my lungs: Unvaxxed Glenn Beck says he has Covid-19 againFormer Fox News personality claims to be treating himself with Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug that has not been shown to be effective against Sars-CoV-2

Last night my dad tried to talk me out of getting a booster shot because it apparently killed Betty White, Sidney Porter, and Bob Saget. : QAnonCasualties

r/HermanCainAward gets mentioned in German News as saddest place on the internet : HermanCainAward
Wyoming man refused to be masked, muzzled, vaxxed or afraid. He passed on December 30th after 6 weeks in the hospital. : HermanCainAward
Too soon. Dead from COVID at 31. His dad posted the updates: [My son was] in good health and unvaccinated. I pray that no other family has to go through this You can still die from COVID if you are young and healthy. Don't take the chance. Get vaccinated.

The economy cannot stay open: Omicron's effects ricochet across US (t

Delta loses $408 million; 8,000 employees contract Covid over the last four weeks : news

Covid self-isolation in England being cut to five full days : worldnews

Anti-vax protesters try to storm Bulgarian parliament | : worldnews

Appointments for first dose jump after Quebec announces anti-vax tax
Quebec says it will tax those who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 without a medical reason : worldnews
Quebec judge suspends unvaccinated fathers visitation rights with child
Canada: Unvaccinated father loses right to see his child : worldnews

Italians paying to party with covid-positive people so they can become infected : worldnews ... Mamma mia what a dumb idea (it's the unvaxxed doing this)

Code red: Melbourne businesses say Omicron wave more damaging than lockdown

Half of Frances primary schools expected to close as teachers strike

Pressure rises on Alex Hawke as 83% of Australians call for Novak Djokovic to be deported : worldnews

Thailand plans to impose tourist fee from April: Thailand is planning to collect a 300 baht ($9) fee from foreign tourist from April to develop attractions and cover accident insurance for foreigners unable to pay costs themselves. : worldnews

Tech titan surrenders Cambodian relics sold by indicted dealer amid broader repatriation push : worldnews after a prominent tech billionaire, James H. Clark, the co-founder of Netscape, agreed to return them.

Japanese Woman Gives Up Baby, Sues Sperm Donor She Met Online For Lying About Ethnicity, Education to Have Sex with Her : worldnews

Lee Jae-myung whistleblower found dead | Three people in connection to candidates scandals have died so far
Seoul to invest 345.9 bln won in metaverse, other digitization projects in 2022 : worldnews

Taiwan doubles compensation limit for victims killed under White Terror to NT$12 million: New rules also introduced for victims of imprisonment, confiscation. : worldnews

University of Hong Kong replaces Tiananmen statue with seating area : worldnews
Chinese CCTV reporter defended after being doxxed for poor academic record and slut-shamed : worldnews

Former Sri Lankan prison commissioner sentenced to death over prisoners killings

Iranian Teachers Stage Protests In More Than 30 Cities Over Work Conditions, Pay : worldnews

The United States urged an investigation after an 80-year-old Palestinian-American was found dead in the occupied West Bank following arrest by Israel. The mayor of the village of Jiljiliya said that Omar Abdulmajeed Asads body was still in handcuffs after his death ... Israel will brush this off faster than the Vatican brushes off child molestation charges ...
Two IDF officers killed in friendly-fire incident : worldnews

U.S., NATO reject Russias demand to exclude Ukraine from alliance ... how dare you join a defensive pact which would prevent me from invading you, thats just asking for an invasion!
How Much Can Sanctions Hurt? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Lithuanians overwhelmingly oppose Vilnius policy on China, poll shows

Denmark accuses China, Russia and Iran of espionage threat : worldnews

Hungary to cap food prices starting February 1 : worldnews

German court finds Syrian colonel guilty of crimes against humanity : worldnews

Italy: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Marijuana and Magic Mushrooms Initiative to a Vote : worldnews

Morocco sex for grades: Hassan I University lecturer jailed : worldnews

Ireland to Launch Universal Basic Income Program for Artists : worldnews

Prince Andrew to face civil sex assault case after US ruling : worldnews
Prince Andrew loses military roles and use of HRH title | Prince Andrew | The Guardian Queen also strips royal patronages from duke, who will fight US sexual assault lawsuit as private citizen
Britcoin: There isnt aconvincing casefor a digital currency in the UK, House of Lords committee says
Doctor who branded his initials on patients livers no longer allowed topractice medicine

In Guatemala, Ex-Paramilitaries Face Trial for Wartime Rape of Indigenous Women : worldnews

Human Rights Watch says Bolsonaro a threat to democracy in Brazil - report : worldnews - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused on Tuesday of "crimes against humanity" at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestation to loss of life.

Mexicos deadliest cartel is dropping bombs from a drone onto rival camps in new turf war (the ghost of Nancy Reagan cackles)

Ottawa allows Chinese acquisition of Canadas Neo Lithium to pass with noformal national security review ... a mine located in Argentina that was owned by a private Canadian company

Russia warns of Cuba, Venezuela deployment if tensions mount : worldnews
Eight countries that include Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. : worldnews

U.S. Diplomats in Geneva, Paris Struck With Suspected Havana SyndromeMysterious neurological ailment has afflicted as many as 200 U.S. officials in diplomatic posts world-wide

Wholesale prices jumped 9.7% , setting record for 2021 : news

A Supreme Court Selected By Big Money Will Rule on Whether Big Money Is Corruptive | And of course, Tailgunner Ted Cruz has wormed his way to the center of the plot. : politics
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Members Have Paid $154 Billion in Penalties: No Wonder the World's Largest Business Organization Is Furious the FTC Is Cracking Down on Corporate Crime

Biden to huddle with Senate Democrats as voting bill on brink of defeat : politics (refucks kill the country, as usual)
House Democrats to combine 2 key bills in push for voting rights : politics
Democrats plan a procedural maneuver to open Senate debate on voting rights bills : politics
Biden to make personal plea to Democrats to unify and pass voting rights : politics
Senate Democrats offered Manchin a huge compromise on checks to parents. Then Manchin blew it up and they dont know why.
Lindsey Graham: God Bless Sinema and Manchin for Standing in Way of Voting Rights
Sinema scuttles hopes for filibuster reform | TheHill
Shame on Her: Sinema Sparks Fury by Choosing Filibuster Over Democracy
Kyrsten Sinema Just Killed the DemocratsLast, Best Chance to Protect Voting Rights | Even as Republicans are attacking voting rights in her home state.

Can a citizen lottery govern better than elected officials? : politics

Supreme Court blocks Bidens workplace vaccine rules, allows requirement for health-care workers
Republican Majority of the Supreme Court arbitrarily re-writes statute to conform to anti-vaxx Republican orthodoxy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The frightening philosophy driving the Supreme Courts new vaccine mandate rulings ... Think about that for a moment. Four justices, one vote short of a majority, would have ruled that, in the midst of a brutal pandemic that has killed millions around the world, the government cant even require health-care workers to be vaccinated. (tnx RGB)
Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses, allows mandate for most health care workers - The Boston Globe
Supreme Court blocks Bidens vaccine-or-test mandate for employers
Supreme Court Halts Vaccine Mandate That Covered 80 Million Workers : politics
Fire Jeff Zients - The American Prospect Bidens COVID czar has gone from Mr. Fix-It to grim reaper, steering the administrations pandemic response to catastrophic lows.
Eschaton: Look Outside It's Fucking Raining ... I guarantee the policy and comm response right now is 100% devoted to attempting to preserve the illusion that Zients is doing a good job. That's how they roll. Doesn't matter how many people die. Blaming teachers and The Left was another excellent plan. Good job, everybody.
Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron : politics
Fauci exposes Rand Paul's true motivations : politics

Fetterman calls for ban on congressional stock trading : politics (crooked Nancy is unhappy)
Sens. Josh Hawley and Jon Ossoff offer competing bills to end stock-trading by members of congress : politics

Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didnt expand Medicaid

Heres why Anthony Fauci called a GOP senator a moron. It comes after unrelenting conservative criticism
Scientists, medical professionals defend Fauci after heated exchanges with Republicans : politics

Opinion | We Need to Think the Unthinkable About Our Country : politics
Trump is eyeing the White House and wants a more compliant Senate for when he gets there : politics

Old-school senator no more: Biden goes all-in against the filibuster : politics

Postal Board Elects DeJoy Ally as New Chairman : politics ... unanamous vote )
The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday elected a new Republican chairman of its governing board, elevating one of President Trumps appointees over President Bidens picks.

Time For Democrats To Accept That Norms Are Dead - The GOP has no problem being completely unmoored from reality.

Jan. 6 committee rebuts challenges to its legitimacy, citing Katrina and Benghazi probes : politics

The F.B.I. arrested Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia, in a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.
Oath Keepers leader and 10 others charged with seditious conspiracy related to US Capitol attack
The First Seditious Conspiracy Charges Drop - emptywheel ... But it may also clear a path to move up the chain.
Federal investigators say they used encrypted Signal messages to charge Oath Keepers leader : news
The Capitol Riot Really Was an Insurrection - WSJ A response to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro on the legal definition in the U.S. Code.
Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers founder, arrested for Jan. 6 riot - The Washington Post
Kevin McCarthys coverup for Trump may be hiding knowledge of possible crimes
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany met with January 6 committee, sources say : politics
Newly Released Text Message Shows Laura Ingraham Feared More Violence After Jan. 6 : politics (Fox fuckers in deep)
MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell hires Alan Dershowitz to defend him over 1/6 subpoena
Michigan woman arrested with loaded gun near Capitol had Jan. 6 in mind
Rudy Giuliani Is (Probably) Screwed Former prosecutors say he is in an excruciating legal predicament and could very well flip. (America's dumbass traitor)

January 6th committee subpoenas records from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit : politics

Republicans Sticking With Debunked Capitol Riot Conspiracy Theory : politics

GOP plots onslaught of Biden probes in the run-up to 2024 : politics

Haley Stevens Says Capitol Police Must Address Marjorie Taylor Greene's Dangerous Threats

Ted Cruz's act of cowardice

R.N.C. Signals a Pullout From Presidential Debates : politics
RNC threatens to prohibit future nominees from participating in debates
Will we really let ourselves be governed by irredeemable idiots? Thats the choice, America

Trump loyalists form alliance in bid to take over election process in key states : politics
The Coming Coup: How Republicans Are Laying the Groundwork to Steal Future Elections : politics

Nevada Republicans sent National Archives fake electoral certificates saying Trump won election : politics
Republicans in 5 States Forged Electoral College Documents, MSNBC Host Says : politics
After 2020, Trump backers forged election docs in even more states : politics

Republicans who falsified Michigan electoral college vote under scrutiny from Congress, Attorney General : politics
OA Fake elector struggles to explain role in scheme to submit false election papers : politics
Video: GOP Lawmaker Runs From Questions About Forged Document Saying Trump Won : politics

A Democrat won a US House seat this week with 79 percent of the vote. Her GOP opponent has not conceded - The Boston Globe An election in South Florida this week may serve as a marker for where the Republican Party stands in 2022, and how much American democracy has already changed since Donald Trump lost reelection.

Majority in New Poll Backs Reforming Law Trump Tried to Use to Subvert Electoral College : politics

Colorado county grand jury to investigate claims that Republican Clerk Tina Peters tampered with election equipment, prosecutors say : politics

Report: It Sure Sounds Like Matt Gaetzs Ex-Girlfriend May Be the One to Take Him Down!

China critic Sen. Tommy Tuberville once again bought Alibaba stock and options : politics

Rand Paul Seen on Video Telling Students Misinformation Works and Is a Great Tactic

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down legislative maps. What comes next?

Blue Nashville to be split into three red congressional districts : politics

Could Indianas anti-CRT bill ban teachers from condemning racism?

Texas public officials can no longer promote voting by mail (but anyone else can) : politics

New Hampshire Takes Step to OutlawGay and Trans Panic Defenses

How the Right s Rules of Rhetoric Create Racial Provocateurs - Anti-anti-racism can look a lot like ... yracism

Tenants have no choice : Racism in urban planning fuels high rate of Black fire deaths

Melania Trumps hat auction has even those who know her scratching their heads

Baltimores chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby indicted, accused of perjury and making false loan applications

This One Scares Me - : Teen Convicted in Loudoun School Sex Attacks to Register as Sex Offender - The 15-year-old boy was also ordered to undergo treatment in a locked residential facility until he is 18

Official: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations. : news

Kanye West considered suspect in battery investigation : news
15-year-old girl shot and killed as she walked dog in SW Houston : news

Police probe clears Dayton, Ohio, officers who pulled paraplegic driver out of car : news

John Kuczwanski killed in Tallahassee road rage incident (crazy refuck gunfuck)

New Law Will Install Kill Switches In All New Cars : worldnews (so cops/hackers/gov agents/Russians can turn off your Toyota)
Car Companies Argue That Right-to-Repair Law Is Unconstitutional : technology

Secrecy in the Mithras Cult: Concealment, Cognition and Social Cohesion | Request PDF
Raised by Wolves Explained - YTread ... the Mithraic discovered that in their holy scriptures, there were formulas and blueprints encrypted into the text
Occult Languages and Alphabets

There's no longer one rural Americ -- A study in Ohio identified five different types of rural communities, with three of them sprouting up just outside of metro areas.

A new study suggests that people with early-stage Parkinsons disease who regularly got one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, like walking or gardening, may have less trouble balancing, walking and doing daily activities later.

Multiple Sclerosis Is Likely Caused by a Virus: A study of 10 million US military personnel provides the most convincing evidence yet that multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complication of infection by the Epstein-Barr herpesvirus (EBV). Researchers show that contracting EBV increased MS risk 32-fold. : science

1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery could quintuple electric vehicle ranges : technology

Is the universe 13.8 billion years old everywhere? : askscience

Researchers studying incel activity on social media found that such tweets arise disproportionately within places where mating competition among men is likely to be high because of male-biased sex ratios, few single women, high income inequality, and small gender gaps in income. : science

We move along the surface of a doughnut: Researchers have gained a first insight into how the brain structures higher-level information. By extracting and analysing data from a neural network of grid cells, they found that the collective neural activity is shaped like the surface of a doughnut. : science

Adolescent cannabis use and later development of schizophrenia: An updated systematic review of six longitudinal studies finds "Both high- and low-frequency marijuana usage were associated with a significantly increased risk of schizophrenia." : science

Self-perceptions of aging and stress have significant impact on physical health: People who reported more positive self-perceptions of aging were more insulated from the physical effects of stress compared with people who felt more negatively about their own aging. : science

Whats a myth most people believe is still true ?

This house with 2 bathrooms and no useable bedrooms on a 2158sf lot just sold for $1.97M in SF. : pics

Authors with the worst personal lives of all-time? : books

luminous_beings comments on Could married people not having sex be correlated to the fact middle-aged men do not take care of themselves?

Russian version of New York City Projects, 18,000 people live in this "ring" : pics (thread is about dating apps)

What is a red flag from an employer that people might not immediately recognize as a red flag? : AskReddit

Facebook drops 36 spots on Glassdoors annual Best Places to Work list after a year of PR crises (metamessed)


How the speed of climate change is unbalancing the insect world | | The Guardian The pace of global heating is forcing insect populations to move and adaptand some aggressive species are thriving ... locusts ... A hotter world is likely to bring an array of insect pests and pathogens to attack potatoes, soya beans, wheat, and other crops. A group of American researchers calculated that yields of the three most important grain crops wheat, rice, and corn lost to insects will increase by as much as 25% per degree Celsius of warming, with countries in temperate areas hit the hardest.

Senate committee passes FPL priority bill to restrict rooftop solar on bipartisan vote : politics (Florifuck)

Bank of England warns banks must be "ambitious" in quantifying risks from climate change, or face intervention by regulators : worldnews

New Yorkers fund 4 GW of solar for less than a cup of coffee per month : worldnews ... Less than a cup of coffee per month from every electricity consumer in NY state, for eleven years.

Gene discovered in Georgia water a possible global threat A gene that causes bacteria to be resistant to one of the world's most important antibiotics, colistin, has been detected in sewer water in Georgia. one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity.
Gene discovered in Georgia water a possible global threat : worldnews Wasting 80% of our antibiotics to farmed animals in horrible conditions just because people are afraid of eating some tofu. What a way to go.

American companies are still importing teak from Myanmar despite sanctions imposed after the military seized power last year, a report based on trade data said. Myanmar is the biggest producer of teak, even though its natural forests are dwindling : worldnews

Rare footage of North Atlantic right whales "hugging" in Cape Cod Bay which some researchers have hypothesized to be whales showing affection to each other. : massachusetts

Pipeline spills 300,000 gallons of diesel near New Orleans | AP News : news

MA COVID-19 Data 1/12/22 : CoronavirusMa
01/12/2022 Update: 22,184 new cases, 75 deaths, 3,087 hospitalized, 120k tests : CoronavirusMa
22,184 confirmed cases and 75 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Models show Omicron cases may peak in Mass. within two weeks, while hospitalizations could continue to surge - The Boston Globe
udge rejects public safety unionsbid to block enforcement of Mayor Wus Jan. 15 vaccine mandate

'It's exhausting' : Nurses at Boston hospital frustrated by lack of testing, masks
Massachusetts lawmakers grilled Charlie Baker over his response to the omicron COVID-19 wave. Heres what we learned ... "Baker said Tuesday that his administration is planning to put together a group to discuss the states approach to COVID-19 in the medium-to-long term." ... "I'm not sure, other than frustrating people in the public, what a mask mandate would do."
48 hours to live: A father and daughters battle with COVID just floors apart in a Boston hospital

COVID Hospitalization Numbers Are as Bad as They Look : CoronavirusMa

The highly contagious Omicron variant will find just about everybody Fauci says, but vaccinated people will still fare better ... R0 of about 15, or on par with Measles.
Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US | AP News
Covid surge may have peaked : boston For every guy whosever wondered what heterosexual women talk about in their group chats, based on my personal experience this week, the answer is primarily wastewater data charts.

Scientists believed Covid leaked from Wuhan labbut feared debate could hurt international harmony (they mean "scientist's reputation" )

Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus : worldnews
Cannabis compounds can stop the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells by binding to the spike protein and blocking it from infecting people, study finds ... Our data show CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants

Is long Covid worsening the labor shortage? ... Long Covid could account for upward of 15% of unfilled jobs ... 31 million long Covid patients stayed sick for an average of three months
Nearly one quarter of US hospitals reporting staff shortages : news

Schools See Big Drop in Attendance as Students Stay Away, Citing Covid-19 - WSJ

'Back Alley' Advice Is Making The Pandemic Worse ('Back Alley' = Fuckbook)

Law enforcement fatalities spiked in 2021. Covid-19 was the leading cause of death. : news

Fascist reverse trolley problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money Then I woke up this morning and read this absurd rant from professional online lefty Talia Lavin about how the Biden administration is actually all into eugenics because the CDC director pointed out that fairly rare cases of fully vaccinated people dying of COVID almost invariably involve several co-morbidities:

We suspected that rightwing politics caused mass injury and death. A new book proves it - Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization
COVID deaths since July - Total deaths per million since July 1, 2020 (Red state win by far: AZ, AL, MS, AR, W.Va ... )
Hospital ventilator numbers by vaccination status - January update. Summary numbers at the end. : HermanCainAward

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says hesextremely unwell after testing positive for coronavirus ... The 70-year-old is being given a monoclonal antibody treatment prescribed by his physicians. (do it, Rona)
West Virginia governor feels extremely unwell after testing positive for Covid-19 and cancels state legislature address

Long Covid sufferers describe devastating impact two years on : DeathsofDisinfo

QT f'd around and found out
We are tired, we are burnt out, but my colleagues and I are the bad guys, a very raw story of a anti-vaxx COVID patient I had recently, and how I felt at the time. : DeathsofDisinfo
Teen dies of COVID. His parents declined to say whether hewas vaccinated. (they killed their kid)
the new Maga hotness is getting covid and vlogging about it from your hospital bed. : HermanCainAward
The Selfawarewolves Compilation part 3. A pack of self-aware nominees. : HermanCainAward
What's The Harm?

Coronavirus digest: Omicron likely to infect half of Europe in 2 months : worldnews
Russia braces for very intense rise in Omicron cases

Unvaccinated Quebecers will have to pay a health tax : worldnews

Djokovic travelled across Europe before Australia trip, at odds with declaration : worldnews
Novak Djokovic admits breaking isolation while Covid positive : worldnews

Record 46% of All Covid Tests in Philippines Come Back Positive : worldnews

This is the latest plan for Australia to become a republic - The national republic movement has unveiled its "Australian Choice" plan for the country to find a new head of state - but the Australian Monarchist League isn't impressed. : worldnews ... no fan of the monarchy but fuck, the idea of an Australian head of state makes me do a little vom in my mouth. Our current lot of politicians couldnt organise a root in a brothel, the idea of one of them being head of state has me shitting myself faster than Scomo in Engadine Maccas.

New Zealand navy rescues duo stuck in Singapore for 18 months : worldnews

Myanmars junta implements hefty internet tax, may further limit internet access

Japanese airline to allow pets on board as industry reels from pandemic hit : worldnews

Russians largely believe Putin is right about Ukraine and NATO. But its not clear whether they are willing to go to war.
Is Russia Preparing For War? - Comment is Freed
Russias Perpetual Geopolitics
Anti-Kremlin Satirist Flees Russia Over 'Putin's Chef' libel suit

The Taliban administration said on Tuesday it was expanding its food for workprogram, in which it uses donated wheat to pay thousands of public sector employees instead of cash as a financial crisis intensifies ... So the international community donated food to feed the Afghan people. Then the Taliban stole that food. Then they then used that food to pay people to work for it.
Taliban Religious Police Erect Banners Ordering Women To Wear Islamic Hijab : worldnews
Taliban Demand Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Return Dozens of Afghan Aircraft : worldnews ... I have a hard time believing that any of these goat-molesting, Bronze Age nincompoops could figure out how to start an airplane, let alone fly one.

UN rips Kazakhstan after troops seen wearing blue helmets : worldnews

Somalia: Huge Explosion Reported in Mogadishu : worldnews

With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school : worldnews
As violence in the Congo escalates, thousands are effectively being held hostage : worldnews
Ethiopian drone strike kills 17 : worldnews

Erdogan Sticks with Economic Policy as Turkeys Inflation Rises, Currency Sinks
Assailants dressed as police kill young Syrian refugee in 'house raid' in Istanbul

Why UAE is easing laws on sex, marriage, liquor, CBD vapes and business : worldnews

Bus Sleepers: Impoverished Iranians Find Shelter In Tehrans Night Buses

Israeli People celebrate a tree planting holiday by planting trees in the Negev with heavy police guard due to stone throwing protestors : worldnews

Blinken: US, Allies and Partners Will Impose Enormous Costs on Russia's Economy, If It Chooses Further Conflict
Ukraines Homemade Anti-Tank Missiles Have Been Blasting More And More Rebel Vehicles
Ukraine: We will defend ourselves against Russia until the last drop of blood, sayscountrys army chief | World News
Trudeau, Ukrainian president talk sanctions, extending training mission to deter Russian military : worldnews
Ukraine dusts off Cold War bunkers in case of Russian invasion many think wont happen
Will Putin Start A War? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Protesters call for action to prevent Bosnia sliding into war : worldnews ... The Russians are stirring the pot there mightily, and the Serbian PM is in bed with them. The Serbian military buildup is also deeply unsettling ... Its why the Serbian PM has been using Novak as a distraction.

Danish military intelligence chief jailed for espionage. : worldnews

Undersea Cable Connecting Norway With Arctic Satellite Station Has Been Mysteriously Severed : worldnews

Norwegian police are in hot water after posting an image of a suspect having a drugs test on Snapchat : worldnews

Goldman predicts the euro area will outgrow the U.S. economy over the next two years : worldnews

MeToo revelations prompt Greek rape trial : worldnews
Greek sailing coach in rape trial over MeToo revelations - BBC News A Greek sailing coach has gone on trial in Athens accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, in a case that came to light when a gold medal-winning athlete spoke out about sexual abuse in sport.

Rome swastika controversy: Catholic Church slams Nazi flag on coffin at funeral | Euronews (pic)
Horrendous: Catholic Church slams swastika-draped coffin at funeral
Catholic and Jewish leaders condemn fascist display at Rome funeral : worldnews

German police under fire for misuse of COVID contact tracing app: German police used a contact tracing app to track down witnesses in a local crime case. The scandal has data protection advocates up in arms, with politicians warning that abuse of the app could undermine public trust : worldnews
Germany doesnt rule out closing Telegram - interior minister

2017 Barcelona terror attacks orchestrated by Spain's secret service, says former police official : worldnews

French President Emmanuel Macron says online platforms and foreign "propaganda" media are the main drivers behind the spread of disinformation in the country -- and he wants to rein them in. Macron was alluding to Russian outlets such as Sputnik and RT
France moves to ban incest for the first time since 1791 : worldnews (first cousins still ok)
French police have arrested a suspect over the unsolved 2012 murder of a British family and a French citizen in the Alps : worldnews

Man repeatedly stabbed in head hours before van torched as violence erupts on 'warzone' Glasgow street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson admits he attended No.10 BYOB garden party during the height of the first lockdown, as Labour Leader Keir Starmer demands his resignation (he "attended" the party in his house)
Met Police sued by Good Law Project for refusal to investigate Partygate - The Big Issue : worldnews
People devote third of waking time to mobile apps : worldnews

Canadas spy agency warns MPs to beware of influence operations from China
Canadian politician blasted for sharing photo of wife shoveling snow after her 12-hour hospital shift : worldnews

U.S. judge rejects Prince Andrews bid to dismiss sex abuse accusers lawsuit
The Great Epstein Cover-up, Part 2January 12, 2022 by Ann Coulter (not bad, and no, he probably didn't "kill himself")

U.S. Senate Democrats unveil Russia sanctions bill to help Ukraine : politics

US inflation soared 7% in past year, the most since 1982 | AP News : politics
Inflation is still surging and some Democrats see one culprit: Greedy companies : politics
U.S. posts smallest budget deficit in two years as employment rebounds : news

Bernie Sanders leads pressure on Joe Biden to make N95 masks free for all : politics
The Bold Economic Move Joe Biden Refuses to Make - Stymied by Congress, the president could make $1 trillion in student loans disappear all by himself. : politics

Dr. Anthony Faucis Spit-Roasting of Rand Paul Was Utterly Refreshing | Not enough politicians get called out on these grounds in official settings ... Tuesdays performance piece from Senator Aqua Buddha

Nancy Pelosi supports lawmakers trading stocks if they properly report the transactions. But 3 more members of Congress failed to meet that low standard. : politics (crooked Nancy-Dancy)

The Supreme Court takes up a case, brought by Ted Cruz, that could legalize bribery : politics
Neil Gorsuch only US Supreme Court justice still not wearing a mask - Sotomayor, who sits next to him, recently opted to begin attending proceedings remotely : politics
Its Past Time for Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire

Manchin kills voting rights moments before Bidens speech
Joe Manchins arguments for the filibuster keep getting more ludicrous
Miners press Manchin to choose between them and the coal bosses : politics

A conspiracy theorist who Trump put on a US body overseeing Holocaust monuments is still there more than a year after calls for Biden to fire him : politics

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul driving violent threats against me, Fauci says : politics
How to protect US science from political meddling after Trump : politics

Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coups Brain Trust ... the DeVoses of West Michigan, the Bradleys of Milwaukee, and the Scaifes of Pittsburgh

Pressed on his election lies, former President Trump cuts NPR interview short : politics ... "We had many cases. In fact, they say, and I cant testify because it's been through a lot of systems, a lot of different systems. But they say, and they say very strongly, the judges -- just nobody's really gotten a chance to look." ... (but it's Biden who's "demented" ...
Trump hangs up on NPR interviewer when pressed about non-existent election 'fraud'
Transcript: NPRs full interview with former President Donald Trump
On the phone with the real world, Trump hangs up | The eternal lure of reasoning with the irrational : politics
The 20 most outlandish lines from Donald Trumps NPR interview

Trump attacks McConnell in new interview : politics

The Big Lie's Long Shadow - How a network of conspiracy peddlers has made the GOP thirsty for major electoral change.
Trump to elevate election deniers at Arizona rally : politics
Mike Lindell says he has 'enough evidence' to put '300 million' Americans in jail for election fraud
Genocidal Fantasy Cult : It sounds nutty, but Q- and Q-adjacent activities has basically been a fantasy about imprisoning and murdering "the other," who are most of the population, all along.
All the Best QAnon People Are Going to Trumps Rally in Arizona ... Protzman once again claimed that President Joe Biden was never inaugurated and hasnt been living and working in the White House but rather is actually part of a movie being filmed on a set in Culver City, California.

Eric Trump Cant Stop, Wont Stop Gunning forDumbest Trump Alive Title ... Last week, for example, a lawyer for Ivanka and Don Jr. indicated in a court filing that neither of them would cooperate with subpoenas from James, and on Monday, Trump asked a federal judge to halt the investigation,

Hes the Shadow Front-Runner: In 2024, Mike Pence Is Gearing Up to Go Rogue

Team Trump is melting down as probe by N.Y. AG Letitia James intensifies : politics
The needle has shifted; Trump could be charged : politics

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump Jr. aides, Trump speechwriter : politics
Jan. 6 panel suggests Trump witness tampering focus - The Washington Post
Jan. 6 select panel to seek McCarthys testimony
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany met with January 6 committee, sources say - CNNPolitics
Democrat uses Jim Jordans own words against him over 6 January interview refusal - "In 2015, when the Ohio Republican was grilling former secretary of state Hillary Clinton about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Mr Jordan argued that no one had the right to withhold information from Congress."
Fact-checking Jim Jordan's letter to the Jan. 6 committee - CNNPolitics
Mo Brooks Is the Jan. 6 Congressman Who Cant Keep His Mouth Shut
The Case for Subpoenaing Members of Congress to Testify on the January 6 Insurrection - Democrats have strong constitutional arguments on their side : politics
House Jan. 6 Committee debunks Capitol riot conspiracy theory around obscure rallygoer : politics

Republicans have hijacked the process: Congressional hearings are now rife with conspiracy theories : politics

Progressives to Clinton, Other Centrists: Back Offon Election AdviceWhen conservative Democrats have repeatedly ripped apart the president's agenda while progressives fight to save it, its frankly bizarre to watch the media conversation focus on the risks of 'going too far left'

Political Instability Not U.S. Adversaries, Seen As Bigger Threat, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Think Nations Democracy Is In Danger Of Collapse

Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests "Second Amendment rights" should be used against Democrats : politics ... a list for you that thought it was important to spend a July 4th holiday in Russia: Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, led the delegation, along with Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana, Steve Daines of Montana, North Dakotas John Hoeven, Jerry Moran of Kansas, South Dakotas John Thune, and Rep. Kay Granger of the 12th District of Texas
Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests using Second Amendment rightsagainst Democrats MTG still wants anational divorce Democrats respond : Come out for civil war and declare yourself a traitor

Matt Gaetzs ex-girlfriend testifies to grand jury in sex trafficking probe
Republican Sexual Predators, Abusers, and Enablers Pt. 24

GOP Pipsqueak Madison Cawthorn Imagines that Rhodes Scholar Rachel Maddow is Afraid to Debate Him

Mesa County Clerk who embraced conspiracy theories given 3 days to accept election security oversight : politics

GOP Election Deniers Are On Pace To Raise Record Sums For Secretary Of State Races : politics

Book bans in schools are catching fire. Black authors say uproar isnt about students

Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court rejects state House and Senate maps ... The Ohio Supreme Court struck down GOP-drawn state House and Senate maps as unconstitutional gerrymandering in a 4-3 decision Wednesday, sending the Ohio Redistricting Commission back to the drawing board.
Ohio Supreme Court tosses GOPgerrymandered maps, orders fix in 10 days

Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick wins House seat in Florida special election : politics
Norfolk Democrat Jackie Glass wins special election for Virginias89th House District

Florida Republicans Propose 15-Week Abortion Ban With No Exceptions For Rape Or Incest : politics

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker promoted a 'mist' that he claimed would 'kill any covid on your body'
He's serious about winning - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Dr. Oz, Carla Sands Knocked By Fellow Senate Hopefuls for Lying About Pennsylvania Roots : politics
Columbia University Quietly Changes Dr. Ozs Position Amid Senate Run

Republicans stung by a change they made on judicial picks - Roll Call Republicans, during the Trump administration, jettisoned a tradition that allowed home-state senators to block appeals court nominees

California lawmakers advance single-payer health care. A key state Assembly committee approved a plan funded by new business and personal income taxes that would extend medical coverage to all Californians. The proposal could face a full floor vote by the end of the month. : politics

Eric Adams Cuts His Brothers Duties After Giving Him Top Police Job

Crime tourists: An international spree targets D.C. area s wealthy Asian residents - A string of burglaries in the suburbs revealed a crime trend with worldwide reach

Kids shot and killed in 2021 could set gun violence record - Washington Post

Noisy and Unsafe: Stop Fetishizing Old Homes - The Atlantic

Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather sued by investors over alleged crypto scam : news

NPR hostsdepartures fuel questions over race. The full story is complex ... Broadcast news shows no longer hold uniform allure

Black youth in Miss. make up nearly 85% of all youth prison admissions, report says : news (Dimisssippi)

Joan Didion and the Voice of America | The New Yorker She knew that her country was built on exclusion and shame.

Research suggests possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer. A messenger RNA vaccine, like the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19, that promoted production of the protein, TR1, in skin cells could mitigate the risk of UV-induced cancers. : science
Cancer mortality rates continue to decline amid major progress in lung cancer early detection and treatment

Is the rate of major archeological/paleontological discoveries increasing, decreasing, or staying the same? : askscience

The Strike That Shook America - The power looms that thundered inside the cotton weaving room of the Everett Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts - the Bread and Roses Strike. President Taft asked his attorney general to investigate, and Congress began a hearing on the strike on March 2. Striking workers, including children who dropped out of school at age 14 or younger to work in the factories, described the brutal working conditions and poor pay inside the Lawrence mills.

Boston city crews to take down tents at Mass. and Cass : boston
South Boston man says inside of car Absolutely destroyedover parking space
What are your fav neighborhood/town stereotypes? : boston
MIT Haystack Observatory : boston
Where is the best non-chain bakery in Boston? : boston
What's your story of culture shock when leaving MA to other places in the USA? : massachusetts
Louie from Louies Superette passed away around new years

Drummer wanted for Metalcore/Hardcore band : massachusetts

Dephalticon comments on Arkansas leads U.S. in meth use
Arkansas leads U.S. in meth use, study finds (Cocaine: MD, ME - Herion: WA Fentanyl: KY, OH, MD, ME, NH (overall, KY and OH for the wins)

what is a strong indicator that someone is dumb? : AskReddit

I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used 10 million times a month. Ask me Anything! : IAmA

What should everyone experience in their lifetime? : AskReddit

The FTC can move forward with its bid to make Meta sell Instagram and WhatsApp, judge rules : technology


Hottest ocean temperatures in history recorded last year : worldnews
The last 7 years have been the warmest on record as planet approaches critical threshold : worldnews
We study ocean temperatures. The Earth just broke a heat increase record | Last year the oceans absorbed heat equivalent to seven Hiroshima atomic bombs detonating each second, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year : science

The Great Siberian Thaw | The New Yorker Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earths atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?

New global study reveals a shift to plant-based diets in 54 high-income nations could reduce emissions from agriculture by almost two thirds and sequester 98.3 billion tonnes of carbon by the end of the century : worldnews

U.S. man recovering after breakthrough pig-heart transplant (now try a brain)

Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight : worldnews

Lufthansa operated 18,000 empty or near-empty flights this winter to avoid losing airport slots, including 3,000 flights under the Brussels Airlines banner : worldnews

Updated MA COVID-19 Interactive Data Dashboard for 01/11/2022 : CoronavirusMa
17,802 confirmed cases and 116 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Mass. reports 82,466 breakthrough COVID-19 cases, raising total to 5.1 percent of fully vaccinated people - The Boston Globe
Encouraging Waste Water Data : CoronavirusMa

Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells : science

US shatters global record with at least 1.1 million Covid cases in a day | World News : worldnews
Covid: Half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within weeks - WHO : news
True number of Covid deaths in the US probably undercounted, experts say : news
Covid vaccines prevented nearly a quarter-million deaths last spring : news

Axios-Ipsos COVID poll: More than half say we're over a year away from normal - Axios - 6% of vaccinated survey respondents who have tested positive for the virus or think theyve had it now say they were infected after being fully vaccinated. That compares with 22% in mid-December, and just 6% last summer ... 57% said they socially distanced in the last week, up from 45% last month and the highest level since last April.

A Growing Gap Between the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated - The New York Times - We look at Omicrons toll in New York and Seattle, two cities with timely data.

Eschaton: Deliver I despair at the "covid tests are free if you have insurance and you can convince your insurance company to pay you back" plan which is garbage for everyone involved, including the insurance companies processing all of these $25 claims! The time/cost burden is absurd! - And people in jobs without insurance are the ones who need available tests the most!
Laura Marsh on Twitter: "Has anyone done a deep dive into what in god's name inspired them to take this approach instead of just buying the testings and giving them out directly?" / Twitter

New Frontiers in Lib-owning - Lawyers, Guns & Money Tired: horse dewormer
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: ""You say that Republicans want to prolong the pandemic, but only blue states are taking measures to mitigate against the pandemic. CHECKMATE LIBS!"" / Twitter
Anti-vaxx bullshit can get halfway around the world before... - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Placing Blame - Lawyers, Guns & Money This morning, one of my go-to virologists, Dr. Angie Rasmussen, tweeted a rage-thread. She gave a nice definition of endemicity, which I plan to use going forward because it works with my emphasis on prevalence.

On Fox News, Tucker Carlson spreads an already debunked claim about covid deaths and comorbidities - The Washington Post
CDC Chief Didn't Claim Comorbidity in 75% of Covid Deaths (only the vaxxed)

Conservative Activist Dies of COVID Complications After Attending Anti-Vax Symposium - Kelly Canon had celebrated her vaccine exemption a few weeks before she fell ill with the virus and wound up on a ventilator ... As news of her death spread Tuesday, pro-vaccine commentators flooded her Facebook page with cruel comments and mocking memes, while her supporters unironically praised her for being a "warrior for liberty" to the very end.

Anti-vax Red, dad of ELEVEN children, posted a lot of misinformation on Facebook. His family has a GoFundMe asking for $150,000 so his widow can build a new house. : HermanCainAward

Novak Djokovic Tested Positive: A Timeline of What Happened Next - The New York Times If a tennis star knew he was positive for the coronavirus, why did he keep making public appearances without a mask?

Pope suggests that COVID vaccinations are moral obligation (popester is on the case)

Omicron was in Nova Scotia wastewater before it was identified in South Africa : worldnews

Unvaccinated banned from Italian bars, restaurants, public transport - Italian prime minister Mario Draghi criticized the jab-less, who he claimed were the cause of "most of the problems" : worldnews

Quebec public health director Horacio Arruda resigns, admitting erosion of public opinion

China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million | AP News : worldnews

Australia spends $3.5billion to purchase 120 military tanks from the United States as tensions soar with China : worldnews
Chicken out of stock: meat in short supply on Australian supermarket shelves and at KFC : worldnews

Tokyo same-sex partnership plans highlight road ahead for LGBTQ rights : worldnews

Suspected North Korea missile test hit speed of Mach 10, more advanced than previous test, Seoul says : worldnews
Flights briefly grounded at West Coast airports over suspected North Korean missile test : worldnews

Afghanistans China envoy leaves after months without pay

Russian-led troops to start leaving Kazakhstan in 2 days -president : worldnews (three of them, anyway)
UN criticises Kazakhstan over unauthorised blue peacekeeper helmet use : worldnews
China says it supports Russia deploying forces to Kazakhstan to quell unrest : worldnews

Freelance Reporter for The New York Times Is Put on Trial in Zimbabwe : worldnews
Ugandan author charged with disturbing president's peace (by continuing to breathe)
Kenya suffers nationwide power outage : worldnews

One of Egypts last independent human rights organizations says in a statement it has closed down, citing government persecution The country is ranked among the worlds worst jailers of journalists, along with Turkey and China

Iran says wont officially recognise Taliban after Tehran talks

Saudi coalition shows footage from US film as 'evidence' of Houthi missile sites ... a cut from a documentary on the 2003 US invasion of Iraq

Killer Zionist dolphins? Hamas claims they exist : worldnews ... Just wait till they mount Jewish Space Lasers on their heads.

Ukraine says arrests Russian agent planning attacks in Odessa : worldnews
Russia Positioning Helicopters, in Possible Sign of Ukraine Plans : worldnews
State Dep: Russia Has Invaded, Occupied, Fomented Conflict Against Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova : worldnews
US Tells Russia to Prove It Isnt Planning to Invade Ukraine

Church asks court to determine abuse victims sexuality and if relationship with priest "pleased" him (Poland, kid was 12 but Cathoolics say he might be gay)

Ban on gay or bisexual men giving blood lifted | Men who have had same-sex sexual relations can now donate blood in Greece, following the lifting of a decades-old ban. : worldnews

Pope Francis removes Vatican official behind document barring blessings for LGBTQ couples : worldnews

One ex spanish police officer says in court that the spanish secret services knew and allowed the Barcelona terrorist attacks (2017) to "scare catalans" : worldnews
Hungry badger may have uncovered Roman coins in Spanish cave : worldnews ... Badger doesn't care ... Badger got bills to pay ...

Schools must allow children leave during religion class, says Atheist Ireland : worldnews (jesus fucking christ)

UK PM Johnson under fire over bring your own booze lockdown party (BoJo never stops)
COVID: Boris Johnson accused of hosting another party during lockdown : worldnews
Do star jumps: energy supplier criticised over advice on keeping warm ... "Having a cuddle with your pets", eating "Hearty bowls of porridge" (while freezing to death)

Canada seeks deeper trade links with Taiwan, as part of new China strategy : worldnews

Two decades after the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay, a group of UN experts on Monday urged Washington to finally close the site of " unrelenting human rights violations" (Barry couldn't be bothered, too busy droning children)
Ive been held at Guantanamo for 20 years without trial. Mr Biden, please let me free | Khalid Qasim
What I Learned When I Tried to Close Guantanamohe diplomat who headed Obamas efforts to shutter the notorious prison on what it'll take to get the job done (Obama apologetics/propaganda)

What Happened to the Eviction Tsunami? | FiveThirtyEight

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida becomes third to resign after trading scandal : politics

Our planet and democracy are under attack if we dont save both, we wont have either

Joe Biden to back filibuster rule change to push voting rights bill : politics
Republicans threaten floor takeover if Democrats weaken filibuster : politics
Joe Manchin Falsely Says Filibuster Has Existed 232 Years : politics

Its Now or Never for Democrats to Protect Voting Rights
McConnell blocks simple majority votes on Dems voting rights bills
McConnell Told To Save The Damn Crocodile Tears After Whining About Silencing Voters
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries blasts Republicans for their opposition to voting-rights legislation: What happened? Was it the election of Barack Obama?

Several lawmakers want to ban themselves from trading stocks, calling the appearance of self-dealing pretty dangerous to democracy

Calls for Paid Leave Grow as Workers Face Vicious Cycle: Their Jobs orCovid Safety | In the midst of a horrific pandemic, two-thirds of low-wage workers still lack access to paid sick leave noted Sen. Bernie Sanders. That is barbaric.

Federal agencies must test unvaccinated workers weekly starting in February, Biden administration says : politics

You are distorting everything about me: Fauci tears into Rand Paul amid new Project Veritas smear campaign
Dr. Fauci confronts Rand Paul, says the senators attacks kindle the crazies and lead to death threats
Fauci accuses Rand Paul of using pandemic for political gain
Fauci heard on hot mic calling Roger Marshall a moron after heated questioning
The Republican intelligentsia - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Top House Democrat pushes for isolation boxes for maskless lawmakers

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch again doesnt wear mask on bench, Sotomayor and Breyer log in remotely
*Just* a bit outside - Lawyers, Guns & Money The phrase the Republican Supreme Court,in reference to the current composition of the United States Supreme Court, was not used even once in an English-language news story in the 2021 calendar year.

Biden calls Jan. 6 riot an attempted coup
Bidens speech on voting rights was full of soaring rhetoric. It may not matter ... And he pointed out that if the Senate can change the rules to prevent a default on the federal debt, it can also do so to protect voting rights.
We have no option: Biden calls for changing Senate rules to pass voting rights laws.
Biden explicitly endorses going nuclear over voting rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money Well, fine as far as it goes:

Clock is ticking on what Garland needs to do about Trumps bid to overturn 2020 election
A new plan to Trump-proof the 2024 election quietly comes together
The Simple Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump | The Crime Report

Capitol Police and House sergeant-at-arms working to identify officers with extremist views : politics
Congressional Staff Pressed Justice Department Officials For Safety Plans Before The Capitol Riot : politics

Select Committee Subpoenas Individuals Involved in Events Immediately Preceding Violent Attack on the Capitol : politics
Schiff on Jordan stonewalling 1/6 probe: He decided he has 'a lot to hide'
Pence and Jan. 6 Committee Engage in High-Stakes Dance Over Testimony : politics

GOP Sen. Mike Rounds doubles down on saying the 2020 election was fair after Trump calls him a jerk : politics

Ted Cruz pressed DOJ officials to address a January 6 conspiracy theory days after he walked back "terrorist" remarks
Ted Cruz's teen daughter comes out as bisexual - She described herself as bi on TikTok and said she basically disagrees with the far-right Senator on everything - from politics to her clothes.

A year after election, RNC still spending hundreds of thousands to cover Trumps legal bills

Steve Bannon GLOATS After Ezra Klein Praises His Strategies | Talking Points Memo The former Trump strategist exulted over a mention by the liberal columnist.

Stacey Abrams, Voting Rights Activists to Skip Major Joe Biden Speech on Elections : politics

After 2020, Trump backers forged election docs in three states - Groups of Republicans in three states signed their names to forged documents, pretended they were real, and sent them to government agencies. : politics
Republicans in at least three states filed forged elector letters; possible pattern seen : politics

Wisconsins 1-party rule is what the GOP wants everywhere

As high court signals Roe v. Wade reversal, states eye same-sex marriage protections : politics

Justice Dept. Creating Unit Focused on Domestic Terrorism : politics

Stephen Miller calls on Fox News viewers to reclaim our heritage

A Missouri Reporter Is Getting Blamed For the Security Flaw He Exposed - Bloomberg ("security flaw" = corrupt refuck idiots)

California wants to give $20 million in student-loan repayments and scholarships to health care workers who commit to providing abortion access : politics

Kanye Wests Associates Cant Agree on Whether Hes Meeting Vladimir Putin

Gavin Newsom gets behind marijuana tax reform, signaling change to cannabis industry : politics
Kansas House Democrats aim to legalize marijuana, expand Medicaid by July 2023 : politics
South Carolina lawmaker wants marijuana smell alone to no longer be probable cause : politics

Race-Neutral Traffic Cameras Disproportionately Ticket People of Color

Media experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled content - Axios

Americans Reading Fewer Books Than in Past (the few that refucks haven't banned) ... In the past, women read close to twice as many books as men did, but the gap has narrowed as the average U.S. woman read 15.7 books last year, compared with 19.3 between 2002 and 2016. Over the same period, mens readership declined by barely one book, to 9.5.

Some Washington Post Editors Maybe Should Stop Tweeting About Sexual Assault A top Washington Post editors tweet about NFL player Ben Roethlisberger threw gasoline on an already-sparking controversy ,,, Lori Montgomery attacked a column about the NFL player Ben Roethlisberger ... That original tweet has been deleted ... Montgomery told Sonmez that she was always taught that a woman should 'just say no' if a man tries to assault her ... The Post has moved to dismiss Sonmezs lawsuit and in the months since its filing, many of the named defendants have ascended the Posts professional ladder (Bezos is the source of the evil)

Are we witnessing the dawn of post-theory science? | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian Does the advent of machine learning mean the classic methodology of hypothesise, predict and test has had its day? ... As Pablo Picasso put it in the 1960x, "computers are useless.They can only give you answers"

People with severe alcohol disorder were able to stay off alcohol for longer when they were treated with low doses of ketamine combined with psychological therapy in a clinical trial. : science

Astronomers discover a strange galaxy without dark matter : technology

From Greek to Latin: Visualizing the Evolution of the Alphabet

Consuming more than 7 grams (>1/2 tablespoon) of olive oil per day is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, cancer mortality, neurodegenerative disease mortality and respiratory disease mortality. : science

Study: Both anxious and non-anxious individuals show cognitive improvements with 20-minute bouts of exercise. Individuals who practiced 20 minutes of exercise on a treadmill had improved inhibitory control, attention, and action monitoring. : science

TIL Leonardo Da Vinci saved 13,000+ pages of notes and drawings on anatomy, physiology, engineering, mechanics, geometry, mathematics, bird flight, flying machines, botany, proportions, topology, weaponry, musical instruments, art, and more, all in mirrored shorthand written from right to left. : todayilearned

What big changes have happened in Massachusetts in the last 25 years? : massachusetts
The Jan. 10, 1860 collapse of the Pemberton Mill was the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history : massachusetts
What is with all of the rental properties for sale in Cambridge? : CambridgeMA
Battle for/against Bus and Bike Lanes Part II : CambridgeMA

Whats your wholesome experience with a stranger?

what do you hate with a passion? : AskReddit

Whats something you saw (as a kid) that gave you nightmares for a long time?
What is the scariest thing you have witnessed with your own eyes? : AskReddit


Preliminary US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates for 2021 | Rhodium Group

Past seven years hottest on record - EU satellite data : worldnews
The last seven years were the worlds hottest on record, with the first analysis of global temperature in 2021 showing it was 1.2C above pre-industrial levels.

Brazil will stop monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado, the worldsmost species-rich savanna, a government researcher said on Thursday, days after data showed destruction hitting a 6-year high in 2021

Iran is now home to only a dozen Asiatic cheetahs, the deputy environment minister said Sunday, describing the situation for the endangered species as extremelycritical

Farmer Puts VR Headsets on Cows to Simulate Green Pastures : worldnews (cows in Fuckerborg's metapasture)

Boston Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to extreme cold - The Boston Globe

60,986 new cases with 30 new deaths - January 10 : CoronavirusMa
In first COVID-19 data report since Friday, Mass. reports 60,986 confirmed cases and 53 deaths

Massachusetts is recording the highest ever daily new cases for Covid-19 : massachusetts

Boston vaccine mandate takes effect in one week : boston
Boston Public Health Commission Director Says Current Wait For COVID Tests Is 'Completely Unacceptable'
Should you report your rapid test? The state says no - The Boston Globe It raises questions about the accuracy of Mass. COVID case counts.
Leader of Boston first responder anti-vaccine mandate group put on leave : boston (cop fuckster)

Massachusetts unveils new proof-of-vaccination website - The Boston Globe

Outbreak reported at Rhode Island hospital after Covid-positive, asymptomatic staff asked to work : CoronavirusMa

Covid-19 outbreak: WHO reveals why Omicron spreads so fast as 10 million new cases are recorded in past week : worldnews

Experts cast doubts over reported deltacron variant, say likely due to lab contamination
Cypriot scientist says findings showing Deltacron Covid-19 variant isnt error

Health experts say cloth masks are not effective against omicron COVID variant, suggest N95 for best protection
Healthy diet associated with lower COVID-19 risk and severity - Harvard Health : science

COVID-19: T cells from common colds can protect against coronavirus infection, study finds : worldnews

Research finds preventable COVID-19 hospitalizations cost hospitals about $14 billion : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID : politics

Rochelle Walensky inadvertently seeds covid conspiracy theory on Fox - The Washington Post

Psaki and Fox News reporter spar over Bidens' pandemic of the unvaccinated comments : You're 17x more likely to go to the hospital if youre not vaccinated, 20x more likely to die (Pete Douchbag, as usual)

Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday | AP News

Anti-Vax Leader Urges Followers to Drink Their Own Urine to Fight COVID Anti-Vax Leader Urges Followers to Drink Their Own Urine to Fight COVID (and eat their own shit)

Fox News guest tells audience to treat COVID-19 with drugs used for transgender health care | Media Matters for America (and turn themselves into pussies)
Eschaton: Anti-Androgen Therapy The writers are still at the top of their game.

Mocking anti-vaxxers COVID deaths is ghoulish, yes but necessary ... Lili Loofbourow of Slate (is a "contrarian" idiot) | A repository of stories of anti-vaxxers who died or came close to dying of COVID.

Almost killed their grandchild with ivermectin : HermanCainAward
Meet Don, antivaxx/mask/mandate and misinformation FB shit-poster. Died in ICU of Covid 2 Jan. Was very concerned with losing his personal freedom during the pandemic and proudly chose to remain unvaccinated despite the risks. Rest in Freedom Don. : HermanCainAward
Wondering why 'grink your pee' is trending across social media today? This leader in the antivax movement is recommending it. Bonus, he might be the anonymous person reported as secretly vaccinated in a different thread
Turgis and his wife misunderstood science, communism, socialism, unions, and so many other things. It cost him his life. : HermanCainAward
Recent nominee Grapes, who refused to drink the vaccine koolaid, is back for his award : HermanCainAward
He slept best knowing hed offended every liberal on the internet. His meme collection was truly outstanding. He stopped posting on December 7 and died of COVID on December 28.
Monday Ronday - A compilation of DeSantisdwindling anti-vax voter base. Part 1

Merchants of death - Lawyers, Guns & Money The Republican party is in the midst of getting hundreds of thousands (at least) of Americans needlessly killed by COVID, because the GOPs leaders have calculated that failing to ameliorate the pandemic is bad for Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats ... This is essentially mass murder on an industrial scale ... The truth is that what the overwhelming majority of people do when faced with radical evil is nothing

Living With Covid: Continuing the Conversation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

u/mambo0714 explains why people have been increasingly abusive towards service workers throughout the pandemic : bestof

Britain puts private health firms on high alert as Omicron threatens NHS : worldnews

Thousands of people marched through the Czech Republics capital on Sunday to protest against compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for certain groups and professions. The protesters were questioning the effectiveness of the current vaccines and rejecting vaccinations for children

Spain reports more Covid reinfections in one fortnight than rest of pandemic : worldnews

Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic : worldnews

Norwegian army recruits to wear used underwear due to equipment shortages: Norwegian conscripts will now have to return their boxers, bras and socks after completing military service for the next recruits, as the army struggles with dwindling supplies due to Covid. : worldnews

Ikea has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who need to self-isolate because of Covid exposure, joining a growing list of firms changing their rules. : worldnews

Unvaccinated People Ordered to Stay Home or Face Jail in City of 14 Million : worldnews (Manilla)

Ugandas schools reopen, ending worlds longest lockdown - The reopening caused traffic congestion in some areas of the capital, Kampala, and students can be seen carrying their mattresses in the streets, a back-to-boarding school phenomenon not witnessed here for nearly two years

Singapore Breaks Down Covid Deaths by Vaccine, With Moderna Seeing Lowest Rate : worldnews ... fewest deaths among those administered with a Moderna Inc. shot and the most among those who received Sinovac - Singapore found 11 deaths per 100,000 among people who received Sinovac shots and 7.8 deaths among those with Sinopharm. This number fell to 6.2 deaths for those with mRNA shots from Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE and 1 fatality in those who were administered the vaccines from Moderna.

Anti-vaccination doctor Jonie Girouard can no longer practise in New Zealand : worldnews
Covid-19: 97 percent of eligible Aucklanders now fully vaccinated. : worldnews

Novak Djokovic wins court battle, free to play in Australian Open : worldnews
Court rules Djokovic can remain in Australia : worldnews

Tianjin, a major Chinese port city near the capital Beijing, began mass testing of its 14 million residents on Sunday after a cluster of 20 children and adults tested positive for COVID-19, including at least two with the omicron variant : worldnews

Peter Dutton lashes celebrities silence over China's treatment of PengShuai: The outspoken Defence Minister has hit out at Hollywood stars and sport champs for turning a blind eye to Chinas human rights abuses. ... gas lighting considering Duttons history, as former immigration minister, of opposing human rights and abusing refugees

JUST IN: Philippine Elections Commission servers hacked; Downloaded data may include information that could affect May 2022 elections : worldnews

Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison : worldnews
China's Engineering Marvel: Countrys Stunning Lake Tunnel

Japans Panasonic joins global trend toward four-day week: Panasonic Corp. is introducing an optional four-day work week, one of a small but growing number of Japanese companies joining the global trend to encourage a good work-life balance.

Xinjiang anti-terror general to lead Chinas Hong Kong garrison
Uyghur woman sentenced for 14 years for teaching Islam, hiding Qurans : worldnews

Tibetan monks beaten, arrested for sharing Buddha statue destruction news : worldnews

Taliban: Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan : worldnews
Taliban minister meets son of Lion of Panjshir in Iran

Modis India Has Now Entered Genocidalism, the Most Advanced Stage of Nationalism ("advanced"=regressive)
Genocidalism | SpringerLink
Tek Fog: Morphing URLs to Make Real News Fake, Hijacking WhatsApp to Drive BJP Propaganda

Secretary Blinken: Russia Repeatedly Committed Acts of Aggression Against Neighbors : worldnews

President of Kazakhstan says he has weathered attempted coup d'etat : worldnews
Kazakhstan detains 7,939 people over unrest : worldnews
Kazakhstan: Putin says Russia will not allow revolutions : worldnews (even in other countries)
Say no to Putin: Ukrainians support protests in Kazakhstan
Russian Troops Will Stay to Finish Job in Kazakhstan, Putin Says : worldnews

Senegal rejects bid to toughen strict anti-LGBT law : worldnews

30 More kidnapped Nigerian students Freed

Iran jails woman activist over teaching Kurdish language. Kurdish literary and cultural woman activist Zahra Mohammadi presented herself at the court of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, to serve a five-year prison sentence. : worldnews
Survivors Of Irans 1988 Mass Executions Implicate Leaders Of Clerical Regime In Foreign Court

Ukraine: NATO prepares for possible Russian invasion as diplomats fear talks will fail | World News : worldnews
US tells Putin to choose confrontation or dialogue over Ukraine | Ukraine : worldnews
US, Russia meet for talks amid tensions linked to Ukraine | AP News : worldnews
Ukraines growing reserve army getting ready amid fears of Russian attack

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law 'stupid' (bc it outlawed saying Polard had anything to do with it)

Lithuania pays Guantanamo forever prisonerAbu Zubaydah 100,000 over CIA torture (float-above-it-all Barry did nothing for 8 years)

Swedish PM insists on right to set alliances in defiance of Russia : worldnews (Putin says he's the boss of Sweden)

Danish intelligence chief held over suspected information leaks, local media report : worldnews

New evidence suggests the man who took over from Haitis murdered president had close links to a prime suspect in the assassinationand that the two stayed in contact even after the crime.

Indigenous Lenca leader shot dead in Honduras, police say : worldnews

Argentina fines Facebook for abusive privacy terms in WhatsApp : worldnews

Canada working on new China strategy, Joly says as PM calls out Beijings coercive diplomacy
Toronto to decriminalise heroin possession as major cities in Canada and US follow more radical plan than London : worldnews

How conservative justicesanti-regulatory fervor could hamper the covid fight
Listen to Neil Gorsuch Long Enough and Your Frontal Lobes Will Turn to Guacamole - A global pandemic is a state matter?

Treasury warns of enormous challengesthis tax-filing season that could delay refunds
As child tax credits expire, heres how families used the money for survival (Manchin cackles)
The US economy has been more than fine without your student debt

Rise of rightwing extremism in US military sparks fears over democracy : politics

Sen. Jon Ossoff set to introduce bill barring members of Congress from trading individual stocks: report : politics (Pelosi is mad)
Washington, D.C., Has an Insider-Trading Problem : politics

Manchins Choice on Build Back Better: Mine Workers or Mine Owners
Manchins Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew
Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin : politics ("confident" hahaha) ... After Lieberman betrayed the democrats, they gave him chairmanship of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (tnx, John Kerry)
Negotiating with Manchin is like playing on an Etch A Sketchbecause his opinion changes based on the last person he talked to, democrats say
Negotiating with Presidents Manchin and Sinema - Lawyers, Guns & Money
West Virginias coal miners just made Joe Manchins life a lot harder (you wish)

Opinion: Biden will make a critical speech on voting rights. He must keep in mind two audiences. : politics

Attention, Democrats: The Constitution Trumps the Filibuster : politics
Bipartisanship is out for Biden. Its about time. (sad face Barry)
Big lies threaten the stability of the United States : politics ... Despite that Trump and his allies have not furnished an iota of competent evidence of election fraud in the 14 months since the 2020 election, recent opinion surveys show that anywhere from 58 percent to 71 percent of Republicans believe his Big Lie of a stolen election.

Trumps 1/6 finished the job of 9/11
Imagine another American Civil War, but this time in every state : politics (MA and CA backs out the door)
Jan. 6, Part 1: The Herd Mentality
Jan. 6, Part 3: The State of American Democracy : politics
Trump Buries Woke GOP Senator Mike Rounds for Acknowledging Former President Lost in 2020: I Will Never Endorse This Jerk Again

McCarthy Again Threatens To Strip Dems Of Committee Seats If He Becomes Speaker

Trumps potential liability for Capitol riot faces major test in court
Major court hearing to test whether Trump could be liable for January 6 - CNNPolitics whether Trump and Republican figures like Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama can shield themselves from legal fallout because of the First Amendment or their stature as elected officials.

Intel reports repeatedly failed to forecast Capitol riot : politics

Raskin: Ex-Trump press secretary gave "a lot of names" in Jan. 6 conversation : politics

Jim Jordan wont cooperate with Jan. 6 panel
So much for nothing to hide Jim Jordan balks at Jan. 6 probe
January 6 committee says Trumps team has convinced Rep. Jim Jordan to try to hide the facts
Mo Brooks urged a Jan. 6 crowd to 'fight' - Now his actions long before the insurrection face new scrutiny.
Trump to ask judge throw out suits by lawmakers, police over U.S. Capitol riot : politics
Federal judge appears skeptical of Trump lawyers' claim that he's immune to civil litigation over January 6 remarks
~ Did a Boston cop participate in the Jan. 6 attack? It's been more than a year since the failed uprising against American democracy, but the police department hasn't yet wrapped up its inquiry into whether one or more BPS officers were among the insurrectionists. (so yes)

Donald Trump dialled Fox hosts into Oval Office meetings, report says : politics
Donald Trump Reportedly Dialed Sean Hannity Into Oval Office Meetings Recently released texts underscore right-wing Fox News hosts'astounding influence on the former president (fucking Hannity was running the c0untry) .
Trump praises right-wing site that helped to seed the conspiracy theory that the FBI is to blame for the Capitol riot : politics In a statement Sunday, Trump praised Revolver News, which has for months been pushing the conspiracy theory. It is run by Darren Beattie, who worked as a speechwriter in his administration. (who is a Nazi)

Fox News Host Has Some Blunt Talk For Trump: You Have To LearnTo Lose
Trump White House aides were frustrated by Fox News influence over president, report says Host Jeanine Pirro was reportedly envious of the preferential treatment that some of her co-stars received from the Trump White House

Swing State Trumpers Forged Letters to National Archives in Harebrained Scheme to Overturn Election : politics
Georgia DA investigating Trump closer to decision on charges | AP News
How do we know Trumps election fraud claims are bogus? Take a look at Pennsylvania.

It isnt nitpickingwhat Trump attempted was a self-coup, not a coup ... What happened on Jan. 6, 2021, was not a coup but rather a self-coup. Coups are directed by other officials against the sitting leader; self-coups are directed by the sitting leader against other officials. I point this out not because I am a stickler for words but because self-coups tend to leave a more lasting negative political legacy than ordinary coups. We are very fortunate former president Donald Trumps plot failed.

We simply did not win the election for the presidency: GOP senator says no evidence for Trump claims

Todays right-wing conspiracy theory mentality can be traced back to the John Birch Society ... Opposed to all immigration - Return the dollar to the Gold Standard - Remove the US from all free trade agreement - Remove the US from all international organizations - Believe that the US government is infiltrated by communists - Believe states can nullify any Federal Law that they think is Unconstitutional - President Eisenhower was a communist agent and that the United Nations was a tool of the Soviet Union

Indiana Republican Walks Back Claim Teachers Should Be 'Neutral' on Nazis Debunked? There's No Such Thing as 'Debunked' Anymore. - Fact is whatever enough people believe. Just check out this yahoo in Indiana.

Islamophobic remarks by members of Congress betray American values : politics

The latest antisemitic conspiracy theory seems absurdand it is, but its also dangerous ... Jews invented COVID, Hasids don't want to get vaxxed)

The Data Are Pointing to One Major Driver of Americas Murder Spike A massive increase in gun sales in early 2020 seems to have contributed to the recent rise in homicides
Paying the Price: Nebraska gun law helped spark nation-leading prison growth : politics

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6 - ABC News A group of North Carolina voters want U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn disqualified as a congressional candidate
tdevin33 explains why Madison Cawthorn is such a terrible human being - with sources - as part of a discussion about why he should be kicked out of Congress. : bestof

New York Mayor Eric Adams faces nepotism claim after reports he appointed his brother to a $240,000 NYPD job : politics (the guy who parked his car on the sidewalk for 4 hours)
NYC Mayor Adams new chief of staff embroiled in a messy rent dispute from past business
NYC Mayor Cites White Supremacy Threat to Justify Brothers High-Profile NYPD Gig

Indiana bill to limit conversations on race, politics in schools receives mixed opposition : politics

Out American Idol singer Clay Aiken announces second bid for Congress : politics

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Allow Farm Workers to Unionize : politics ... But Gov. Janet Mills vetoed the proposal Friday with a message that said she could not subject our farmers to a complicated new set of laws that would require them to hire lawyers just to understand (she just said farmers are the dumbest fucks)

A County Confronts Conspiracies : politics ... Felt joined a chorus that, starting in October, mounted a vocal months-long campaign that led to a vote last week by Crow Wing Countys governing body to formally ask for a new audit of the 2020 election.

Who owned slaves in Congress? A list of 1,700 enslavers in Senate, House history. - Washington Post The Washington Post has compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents

Yale Law professor asserts that the Constitution enacted Dr. Joe Rogan's most recent opening monologue - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Christian Overtook the Protestant Label - When given the option, most younger believers go for a broader term.
Ravi Zacharias Hid Hundreds of Pictures of Women, Abuse During Massages, and a Rape Allegation

Stop using the term woke to describe anything involving minorities.

Mother shoots her 4-year-old child twice while attempting to clean gun, police say : news

Colors in movies and TV: What happened to them? - Vox

Robert Durst, Real Estate Scion Convicted as a Killer, Dies at 78 - The New York Times

Pilot pulled free from crashed plane by police in Los Angeles seconds before it is hit by train | US News : worldnews
Pilot pulled out of crashed plane seconds before train hits it in Los Angeles (NSFW- graphics blood) : videos

Rollups: The Emerging Magic Mushroom Monopoly - The American Prospect Compass Pathways has been aggressively using patent claims to corner the market on psychedelic-assisted treatments ... But there was a notable absence from the list: the founders of Compass Pathways, a rapidly growing psychedelic therapy company bankrolled by major investors, notably Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and right-wing political financier.

Study: The idea of smoking as a sociable pastime may be a myth. Smokers may become more socially isolated and lonely than non-smokers as they get older. Smoking was also associated with larger reductions in social contact, increases in social disengagement, and increases in loneliness over time. : science

Alcohol should have cancer warning labels, say doctors and researchers pushing to raise awareness of risk : worldnews

Gambler, lover, playboy, drug dealer, slayer of French, impaler of Japanese: The king of the Meo peope,

Huge sea dragon named one of UKs greatest fossil finds (may have breathed fire, scientists say)

Zonetr00per comments on What Was The Point of Tsar Bomba?
The untold story of the worlds biggest nuclear bomb the Tsar Bomba and the secret US work on duplicating it

The Big Dig before and after : boston

Where are you ex-Russo's customers going these days?
best farmer's market in boston? : boston

redditors who had a near death experience, what was it like? : AskReddit
Women, what do you wish your fellow women would stop doing immediately? : AskReddit

A new contraption got installed and everyone is curious about it : aww

What is a common death that could easily be avoided? : AskReddit

Who are some of the most infamous / mysterious Reddit users over the years? : AskReddit


The Webb Space Telescope is now fully deployed - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Drastic rise in high Arctic lightning has scientists worried : 7,278 lightning strikes in 2021 nearly double as many as the previous nine years combined

Air pollution contributed to 1.8 million excess deaths in 2019, research suggests | Climate News : worldnews

Average atmospheric concentrations of methane reached 1900 parts per billion last September, the highest in nearly four decades of records : worldnews

Mass die-off of penguins caused by 2019 heat wave, study says: xtreme heat events can have a deadly impact on people and wildlife, as evidenced by a summer heat wave in 2019 that killed hundreds of penguins in Argentina. : worldnews

52 non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to the Chairman of COSCO Global to stop their exports of plastic waste following the seizure of 37 containers of German plastic waste en route to Vietnam from a COSCO ship late last year : worldnews

Use the sniff test: Morrisons to scrap use by datesfrom milk packaging

China, Philippines suspend imports of Canadian beef following the discovery of mad cow disease : worldnews

Massachusetts will change how it reports COVID-19 hospitalizations : news

Better test results from throat swab than nose : CoronavirusMa
How to take a combined throat and nose swab for COVID-19 - YouTube
Antigen tests and Omicron - Your Local Epidemiologist

Early Data Hints at Omicrons Potential Toll Across America ... But because of the extraordinarily high case count, even a proportionally lower death toll from the current case curve in the United States could be devastating.
Covid: Deadly Omicron should not be called mild, warns WHO : worldnews
Four charts that analyze how omicrons wave compares to previous coronavirus peaks
Cyprus reportedly discovers a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta : worldnews
Omicron symptoms: New COVID variant is leading to a new, but familiar, illness in kids | 7NEWS : worldnews

FACT FOCUS: Unfounded theory used to dismiss COVID measures | AP News - "mass formation psychosis." ... Multiple experts told the AP that while there is evidence that groups can shape or influence ones behaviors and that people can and do believe falsehoods that are put forward by the leader of a group those concepts do not involve the masses experiencing psychosis or hypnosis (haha media is stupid and it's always projection)

Hospitals Are in Serious Trouble - Omicron is inundating a health-care system that was already buckling under the cumulative toll of every previous surge.

Deny care to the unvaccinated? What the left and right can learn from the fight. | Liberals don't usually divide recipients of government aid into "worthy" and "unworthy" groups. Conservatives dont expect people to be bailed out for their mistakes.

flaneur451 explains in detail how the middle school they work at always has zero coronavirus cases on their dashboard -- with tricks worthy of a Joseph Heller novel

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asked if people ever sought testing to see if they were sick before the coronavirus pandemic: 'Think about it' (dumb libtards)
Rona Ron at it again

I'm so tired of this (
I'm about 3 hours away from freedom from QSpouse.
MelodyRaine comments on Former MIL is suing for grandparent visitations (and possibly stalking us now). Tl:dr at end
Composition notebooks - JUSTNOMIL

Nurse reveals that (one of) Canada's biggest and most infamous anti-vaxxers, who leads anti-vaxx movements, protests, and riots (and has been arrested for it) actually vaccinated. : bestof

Who else got a warning about the upcoming lockdown? : QAnonCasualties

UK Covid-19 death toll exceeds 150,000 after Omicron surge : worldnews

German vaccine mandate may take months to pass, parties say : worldnews

Moderna donates 2.7 million vaccine doses to Mexico as COVID cases surge : worldnews

First-dose vaccinations quadruple in Quebec ahead of restrictions at liquor and cannabis stores : worldnews

Ikea slashes sick leave pay unvaccinated UK staff: The UK arm of the budget furniture giant has taken a strong stance against staff who refuse to get jabbed against coronavirus as cases there skyrocket. : worldnews

Germany needs jabs, not omicrons 'dirty' vaccination -- health minister. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said it's 'naive' to think the omicron variant will be the end of the pandemic. He warned that new COVID-19 mutations were still possible.

Anti-vax protesters in France tell Macron, we'll piss you off: More than 100,000 people across France protested Saturday over what they say are government plans to further restrict the rights of the unvaccinated

96% patients on oxygen support in Mumbai hospitals are unvaccinated: BMC chief : worldnews

Djokovic pictured maskless at public event one day after positive Covid test | Novak Djokovic : worldnews
Leaked correspondence has revealed Tennis Australia begged the Department of Home Affairs to check the visa paperwork of Novak Djokovic before he boarded the plane. : worldnews
Novak Djokovic visa saga could cost Aussie taxpayers close to half a million in legal feesAustralian taxpayers may end up being the biggest losers in the visa trainwreck that has embroiled tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Chinese city of Tianjin to test 14 million people after Covid outbreak : worldnews

COVID infections in Japan exceed 8,000 : worldnews ... In the US we get 8000 every 20 minutes.

Bound, gagged, shot: Myanmars military massacre women, children, charity workers as activists call for arms embargo against junta

Japans former yakuza struggle to find work despite police attempts to provide support

Gender war revisited in presidential race : worldnews (SK)

Moscow "very disappointed" in upcoming talks with Washington : worldnews

Nearly 5,000 Indian millionaires, 2% of its high-net-worth individuals, moved abroad in 2020 - The great Indian outflow sets off another brain drain debate : worldnews

Taliban arrest Afghan professor after social media criticism : worldnews
Afghanistan: Baby lost in Kabul evacuation is reunited with family : worldnews
As heavy snow, rainfall continues to batter Afghanistan, Taliban announces state of emergency : worldnews

Kazakhstan says 164 killed in week of protests | AP News : worldnews undefined
Blinken to Kazakhstan government: Its hard to get Russians to leave once theyre in your home
As order is restored in Kazakhstan, its future is murkier than ever | Kazakhstan : worldnews
Russian units that participated in the aggression against Ukraine deployed to Kazakhstan : worldnews

Nigeria attacks: Hundreds reported killed as bandits target villages : worldnews

Three Turkish soldiers killed on Syria border : worldnews

A Saudi-led military coalition on Saturday accused Yemeni rebels and their Iranian backers of using two Red Sea ports for military purposes, after the Huthis seized an Emirati-flagged vessel. They captured the Rwabee ship on Monday, off the key rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida : worldnews
Saudi princess released from jail: Princess Basmah Bint Saud has been a vocal critic of the kingdoms treatment of women. She was arrested three years ago when she was about to travel overseas for medical treatment

Iran imprisons Kurdish language teacher Zara Mohammadi for teaching Kurdish. : worldnews
Iranian Drone Munitions Found In Ethiopia : worldnews

Belarus leader Lukashenko spoke to Kazakhstans Nazarbayev

US Coast Guard vessels rescue 103 people from two migrant rafts taking on water about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Morocco : worldnews

Swiss army bans WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal due to privacy concerns : worldnews
'Secure' Email Provider ProtonMail Handed Over User Data to Law Enforcement
Important clarifications regarding arrest of climate activist

Italian Mafia Fugitive Caught In Spain Thanks to Google Maps - The New York Times Investigators had tracked the man to a town in Spain, and an image found online confirmed that the police were on the right track.

Cuban mothers denounce government for holding minors in prison for protesting : worldnews

Colombian Dies Publicly Under New Euthanasia Policy: Victor Escobar decided to die and to do so publicly, becoming one of the first Latin Americans to end their life without suffering from a terminal disease, under a ground-breaking court ruling in Colombia. : worldnews

Alan Dershowitz asked Donald Trump to grant Ghislaine Maxwell a pre-emptive pardon | News | The Sunday Times (Dershofucker in the shadows: "I didn't take off my underpants")

A Rise in Deadly Border Patrol Chases Renews Accountability Concerns About - The New York Times The increasing number of deaths adds urgency to questions about when and how agents should engage in high-speed chases as they pursue smugglers and migrants.

Supreme Court considers derailing federal vaccine mandates appears inclined to keep for health workers, but not wider workforce
Federal agencies prepare to act against unvaccinated employees : politics

Will Stephen Breyer Retire? Its Time He Leaves the Supreme Court (narrator: he won't)
Age and public office - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Where Actual Ageism Exists in Society - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sonia Sotomayor was in the conservatory with a lead pipe and no mask - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Neil Gorsuch, Amateur Epidemiologist - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Biden faces delays in undoing Trumps war on efficient dishwashers, dryers and lightbulbs that made him look orange

Noam Chomsky: GOPs Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault

How will messaging about Jan. 6 attacks affect outcome of 2022 midterm election? : politics
One year later: reclaiming the narrative of January 6th : politics

Mike Pence Will Likely Need Subpoena Before He'll TalkTo Jan. 6 Committee, Says Ex Aide
Mike Pence's Former Press Secretary Slams Moral 'Disrepair' Of Republican Party
Stephanie Grisham gave Jan. 6 committee a number of names they hadn't heard before

Congress may change this arcane law to avoid another Jan. 6 : politics But the law also allows members of Congress to easily object to results submitted by states and to prolong the counting process, even without legitimate concerns

Trump spent January 6 anniversary watching Biden and Pelosi on cable news and he was enraged, report says : politics
Strategy shift: Biden confronts Trump head on after year of silent treatment : politics
How historians view Trump and how Trump sees himself

Garlands caution is an asset when it comes to holding Trump accountable
Capitol attack: Trump not immune from criminal referral, lawmakers insist : politics
Capitol riot committee could present damning case against Trump even if it concluded today, says Kinzinger : politics
Kinzinger says Jan. 6 panel already has powerful and substantive narrative

Congress Should Refer Trump for Prosecution Over Jan. 6, Say 41% of Americans in New Poll : politics

Republican Adam Kinzinger Describes GOP as 'Unrecognizable' Says Trump 'Basically Insane'

Trumps Cable Cabinet: New texts reveal the influence of Fox hosts on previous White House
After humiliating a cowardly Ted Cruz, Tucker Carlson is now the Republican kingmaker without a conscience : politics

The War on Terror Has Been Very Successful at Creating New Terrorists : politics

Opinion | Steve Bannon Is Onto Something - The New York Times ... "political hobbyism" ... close to a national pastimeA third of Americans say they spend two hours or more each day on politics all TV news and podcasts ... and radio shows and social media and cheering and booing and complaining to friends and family.

Florida Men Love Golf Cart Parades and, Allegedly, Voting More Than Once -- They're all registered Republicans.

GOP senator says Trumps election allegations are unfounded -- The election was fair, as fair as we have seen, Mike Rounds said.

West Virginians positioned to disproportionately benefit from Medicare expansion blocked by their senators : politics (the Manchinator ate their lunches)

State Senator Sorry for Saying Teachers Should Be Neutral on Nazis : politics
Indiana Senator Walks Back Instruction To Teacher Not To Condemn Nazism To Students We need to be impartial,GOP Sen. Scott Baldwin told a history teacher who noted his class was studying the rise of Nazism and fascism.

Why Is Child Marriage Still Legal?: A Young Lawmaker Tackles a Hidden Problem ... As the article points out a large plurality of the democratic caucus supports ending it and the gop is almost universally opposed ... In New Hampshire. ... Sununu raised it from 13 to 16 ...

How a Simple Twist of Fate Could End Democrats' Control of the Senate - It's not the just the midterms that should have Democrats worried ... Voters now say they prefer Republican control of Congress ,,, (and refuck governors get to pick them)

Republican leadership bars journalists from Iowa Senate floor, worrying press advocates : politics

The Asset Economy | Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative How did housing costs get out of control in the first place? Why havent incomes kept pace with rents? And why has it proven so difficult for policymakers to implement even modest efforts to increase housing supply and rein in costs? ... asset inflation ...

New Mexico governor, secretary of state announce proposal to expand voting rights : politics

Sen. Rubio Slammed For Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle In Bashing Upscale Liberal Media

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announces run for re-election (refuck lied? no shit)

NYC Mayor Eric Adams names younger brother deputy NYPD commissioner, raising more concerns about conflicts of interest : politics ... A former Sargeant that has been running parking operations at a college in Virginia for a decade. Full on crazy ... And he was only the assistant director of parking ... Assistant TO the director of parking
What New Yorkers See in This Portrait of the Mayors Mother -- Her image, floating in a brandy snifter, has a powerful resonance.

Far-right targets school boards, local offices - The Washington Post The establishment candidate thought she was a shoo-in, but she hadnt contended with the home-schooling, anti-masking member of the far-right Three Percent movement.

Theres zero chance Wisconsins Legislature will take over awarding presidential elector votes, top GOP lawmaker says

Opinion | Why Dr. Oz Is So Popular: American's Dysfunctional Attitude to Health - The New York Times

Critics hit state choice of Mike Huckabee as M.L. King Day speaker : politics (yeah, the pro-slavery guy)

Mississippi legislature reviewing bill that could drastically change marijuana laws : politics

White Supremacist Group Patriot Front Heckled Out of Chicago March for Life

Texas GOP voting meme shows how Trump-style messaging wins internets attention (the dumber the better)

The Tender Bar : A Tale of Drinking That Ducks Alcoholism - Though the memoir this film is based on confronts the issue of addiction to alcohol, the adaptation skirts the topic and its deeper implications.

At Least 19 Dead, Including 9 Children in NYC Bronx Fire: Live Updates - The New York Times
Bronx fire leaves at least 19 dead, dozens more critically injured (better pis)

Penns Transgender Swimmer Lost To Yales Transgender Swimmer In A Hotly Contested Women's Ivy League 100 meter Race (MtF lost to FtM)

Rhode Island Man Operated Ghost Gun Home Factory, U.S. Says - Robert Alcantara was arrested in the Bronx as he traveled to his home from Pennsylvania, where he bought parts to make guns that cannot be traced.

Why are prions so hard to destroy? : askscience

Mysterious horned helmets thought to be Viking are actually 3,000 yo

Global spread of autoimmune disease blamed on western diet : news

u/Koltova explains why there is often very little to no public opposition by fellow citizens against Nazi/right-wing extremist groups in the United States : bestof

BongOfTheSouth comments on Shortest distance between 2 points for a conservative

Reddit antiworkforum booms as millions of Americans quit jobs

Nice : Austin

What is the most disturbing fact you know of? : AskReddit

What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it?

Men, what do wish your fellow men would stop doing immediately? : AskReddit

foamed comments on Reddit could go public by March, and wants a $15 billion valuation
Alternative websites and communities to

A guide to every privacy setting you should change now - Washington Post


Worlds Most Powerful Space Telescope Fully Deployed In Space: NASA

Chinas lunar probe finds first on-site evidence of water on moon
Mysterious Hut Spotted on Far Side of the Moon Is a Huge Disappointment (wasn't a McDonalds)

Climate Change Resolution Fails to Pass UN Security Council : worldnews ... It was killed by Russia with a Veto that India and China supported. 12 of the 15 nations in the United Nations Security Council supported the resolution

Near-empty flights crisscross Europe to secure landing slots : worldnews

Brazil stops tracking savanna deforestation despite rising destruction : worldnews (problem solved)

Report: Internet Censorship Cost Global Economy $5.5 Billion in 2021 : worldnews

Proposal could redefine palm oil-driven deforestation as reforestation in Indonesia (classic capitalist move)

Czech Republic to end coal use by 2033, boost nuclear power : worldnews

Swiss researchers develop edible alternative to plastic packaging : worldnews ... Tests done on bananas resulted in bananas staying yellow after ten days.

Turkmenistan plans to close its Gateway to Hell
A Fiery Pit Rages in the Turkmenistan Desert

Frightening New Details Emerge About Mystery Brain Illness in Canada : worldnews

Nigerias Kano State records 106 cases of Polio (cVDPV2) across 25 local councils, plans to vaccinate 3.6 million children with the novel Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine (nOPV2)

The southern lobe of the Polar Vortex shifts the extreme cold from central Canada into the Northeast U.S., setting the coldest temperatures of the Winter Season so far. : worldnews

Courts without law - Lawyers, Guns & Money One thing worth emphasizing about the Supreme Courts forthcoming decision to throw out the Biden administrations workplace vaccine mandate, as Hannah Mullen observes, is that the statutory language authorizing unambiguously supports the administrations actions:
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "The flu kills about 30,000 Americans each year. I'm kinda surprised Gorsuch would broadcast his ignorance like this. I looked this up with help from Google in about 10 seconds." / Twitter

Third world country with nukes will not handle Omicron as well as Europe - Lawyers, Guns & Money being fully vaccinated provides essentially no protection against being infected by the variant. (3) Being fully vaccinated, and especially boosted, does provide excellent protection against hospitalization and death from Omicron.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine protects children against rare COVID-19 complication - CDC : worldnews
Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus. The antibodies were detected in infants regardless of age from 1.5 months old to 23 months old.

New coronavirus variant discovered in Cyprus ("Deltacron") : worldnews (worst of both worlds, we're fucked)
Covid May Raise the Risk of Diabetes in Children, Study Says - The New York Times

Amazon shortens paid leave policy for employees infected with COVID-19 | TheHill

DeSantis confirms as many as 1 million Covid tests expired in state stockpile The expired tests had been first raised by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat running against DeSantis.

Eschaton: Living With Covid ... Instead they went with the let her rip strategy, and "if we pretend everything will be fine, we don't have to prepare for anything."

COVID-19 risk calculator, by Leumit Research Institute : worldnews
Long COVID could become Finlands largest chronic disease, warns minister ... summary of more than 4,000 international studies which showed one in two adults and around 2% of children may experience prolonged symptoms connected to COVID-19.Around 20% see long-term cognitive impairment,

Grocers pressured to bring back hero pay amid Omicron surge (you will die to stock our shelves)

Quebecs cannabis, liquor stores to require coronavirus vaccination proof

Military deployed at London hospitals due to Omicron staff shortages : worldnews

Anti-vaccine French lawmaker dies after contracting COVID-19 : worldnews

Provinces in Canada could make vaccination mandatory, says federal health minister : worldnews ... So unamerican of them (US Supreme Court frowns)

Novak Djokovic court documents confirmed he tested positive for Covid in December : worldnews ... He tested positive on dec 16th, then went to a bunch of indoor events without a mask on the 17th? (sportsdick)
Djokovic situation gets uglier - Lawyers, Guns & Money

World passes 300 million Covid cases as Omicron breaks records : worldnews

The Philippines Is Raising the Age of Consent. That May Not Be Enough to Protect Its Children : worldnews
The Philippines Is Raising the Age of Consent. That May Not Be Enough to Protect Its Children n September 2020, the Supreme Court of the Philippines acquitted a man of child sexual abuse charges after he impregnated a 12-year-old girl.

Japan high schooler shines as Microsoft Excel champion in global student competition : worldnews

Taiwan sends 21 back to mainland China, including self-proclaimed activist who swam across strait : worldnews

China bans most exclusive copyright deals for digital music platforms : worldnews
China parenting law: first case under new legislation sees divorced mother ordered to live with neglected child : worldnews (what could go wrong?)

Russian submarines threatening undersea network of internet cables, says UK defence chief Sir Tony Radakin

India is now a $3.1 trillion economy. : worldnews (almost as big as Apple)
Lessons forgotten: Election rallies feed Indian virus surge : worldnews

Sri Lanka rations electricity as dollar crisis worsens : worldnews

Cold kills 22 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort : worldnews

Kazakhstan president tells troops to shoot to kill without warning as he vows to completely eliminate protesters and gives special thanks to Putin for his help
Kazakhstan former intelligence chief arrested for suspicion of treason amid unrest : worldnews
Blinken questions the need for Russian troops in Kazakhstan, saying reasons are
Kazakhstans Tycoons Including Members Of Nazarbayev FamilyShed Billions As Stocks Plunge ... population, who have an average income of less than $3,400 USD a year

Detained Ugandan satirical novelist displays signs of torture on brief home visit : worldnews ... The Museveni regime in Uganda is a US ally and receives a lot of money for the war on terrorism ... a lot of people, especially the UK and Sweden, support the regime

Ethiopia: At least 56 killed in Tigray air strike on camp for internally displaced, aid workers say : worldnews

Instagram blocked hashtag in memory of Iran plane crash victims : worldnews (Fuckerberged)

US, NATO rule out halt to expansion, reject Russian demands : worldnews
NATO wont create 2nd-class allies to soothe Russia, alliance head says

France fines Google and Facebook 210m over user tracking
France opens terror investigation after Dakar rally vehicle is hit by blast : worldnews

Tony Blair: Petition to rescind knighthood reaches one million signatures : worldnews

Two Haitian journalists killed by gang outside Port-au-Prince : worldnews

Canada Bans Conversion Therapyputs Canada in the company of more than a dozen countries that have banned the widely discredited practice. (christofundies are sad)

Biden officials weighing Russia sanctions options after warnings about economic fallout, heightened cyber risk for US and allies : politics

Biden Touts Unemployment Figures, Drops the Gloves to Defend His Administration : politics

Manchins $1.8 trillion spending offer appears no longer to be on the table ... Was never on the table. Nothing was. That's Manchin. (suckers)

US Democracy Is At Risk Of Failing, According To 64% Of Americans : politics

The US added more jobs in 2021 than any year in history, and is recovering 3 times faster than after the Great Recession : politics

Calls for student loan forgiveness expected to intensify as Bidens legislative agenda stalls

Jon Ossoff expected to snub Pelosi by pushing ban on Congress stock trades : politics

Dick Cheney Should Be in Jail, Not Praised as a Hero by Democrats : politics

Capitol attack panel investigates Trump over potential criminal conspiracy | US Capitol attack : politics
Capitol attack panel investigates Trump over potential criminal conspiracy | US Capitol attack | The Guardian Messages between Mark Meadows and others suggest the Trump White House coordinated efforts to stop Joe Bidenscertification

Trump has birthed a dangerous new Lost Causemyth. We must fight it
Trump Was Against Telling Mob to "Stay Peaceful" During Jan. 6, Former Aide Says : politics
Fox News goes through the looking-glass on US Capitol attack anniversary | Rightwing network presented a carnival of conspiracy theories casting blame anywhere other than on Trump and his supporters : politics
The false prophets behind the January 6 attacks
Democrats quietly consider using 14th Amendment to prevent Trump from running for office in 2024 : politics
Donald Trump should be very afraid: This anniversary was not good news for him | Last year, Trump thought he could find a way to hang on. Now hes more worried about staying out of prison ... Laurence Tribe had a stunning rebuke of Merrick Garland this weekPatience is wearing thin with Garland, not because he has so far failed to indict Trump or his cronies; [but] because he has not yet demonstrated the vision and nerve to defend democracy in its hour of need.

A Year Later, Were Still Reluctant to Say What Really Caused the Insurrection ("we" = Republican sympathizers)

Democracy is on the brink of disaster. For voters, its politics as usual - Election results are following familiar patterns, despite Trump's rise nd Jan. 6. (owning the libs by destroying America)

Ted Cruz called "coward" for apologizing to Tucker Carlson over Jan. 6 remarks : politics ... It just goes shows you Fox News basically is the headquarters for the GOP. Fox basically runs the GOP these days.
Rep. Gallego: I would rather be out of politics than grovel like Ted Cruz did : politics
See Anderson Coopers reaction to Ted Cruz groveling on Fox

Opinion | Why Republican Voters Think Americans Have to Get Over Jan. 6 - The New York Times

Islamophobic remarks by members of Congress betray American values : politics

MAGA Audit Fans Turn on Cyber Ninjas After Court Ruling : politics
Cyber Ninjas, Derided for Arizona Vote Review, Says It Is Shutting Down - The New York Times ... , the countys demolition of the Maricopa County review is unlikely to change much. In the view of some experts, the reviews findings were less important to its supporters than the simple fact that it was being conducted ... These fake reviews were never designed to identify problems,They are designed to be part of a long conhat whips up voter outrage for personal and political profit.

The racist 1890 law thats still blocking thousands of Black Americans from voting | US voting rights ... This conclave took place in 1890. But remarkably, approximately 130 years later, the laws they came up with are still blocking nearly 16% of Mississippis Black voting-age population from casting a ballot.

Pennsylvanias Fetterman Brings in Bernie-esque Grassroots Fundraising Haul for US Senate Run

He Was at the Jan. 6 Capitol Rallyand Once Fumed About Teachers. Now Hes on a School Board.

Will This Be the Year Senator Ron Johnsons Luck Runs Out?

California Democrats revive universal health care bill : politics

Texas GOP digs in after anger for likening Covid testing lines to in-person voting : politics

Dude, just tell the truth: Mike Pompeo lost 90 lbs, but not the way he said he did

House candidate Shelly Luther: Chinese students should be banned from Texas universities : politics

Study finds diversity hugely lacking in US outdoor recreation |

Eschaton: We're Supposed To Get Flu Shots Every Year These articles are from some "just suck it up" health advisers, including Zeke Emanuel who is a total psychopath along with his brother. Culling the old people has been a bonus as he hopes to die "at 75." Covid is the Logan's Run solution he's been dreaming of.

Eschaton: The End Of Work

Can Eric Adams really hire his brother? - City & State New York Bernard Adams wouldnt be the first family member of a mayor to work in their administration.

Ex-Oklahoma police officer gets 25 years for 2014 killing : news

Son of Sinead O'Connor dies at age of 17 after going missing

TIL that during a 26-year affair with Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy did not divorce his wife. Publicists kept the affair secret outside of Hollywood. Even after he died in Hepburns presence, they said Tracy had been alone. Out of respect for his family, Hepburn did not attend his funeral.

Can prions from contaminated meat remain on cutlery, dishes, pans etc, after contact with them? : askscience

Study: School days should begin later in morning. School closures had a negative effect on the health and well-being of many young people, but homeschooling also had a positive flipside: Thanks to sleeping longer in the morning, teenagers reported improved health and health-related quality of life. : science

How can gravity escape a black hole? : askscience ... gravity and light travel at the same speed, which is the speed of causality.

Mind-Blowing New Fossil Site Found in The Dead Heart of Australia ... For instance, we have fish stomach contents preserved in the fish, meaning that we can figure out what they were eating. We have also found examples of pollen preserved on the bodies of insects so we can tell which species were pollinating which plants

eli5 What exactly happens to you when you smoke marijuana? What is it that causes you to feel "high"

MDMA/ecstasy use and psilocybin use are associated with lowered odds of psychological distress and suicidal thoughts in a sample of US adults Grant M Jones, Matthew K Nock : science

The "Green Sahara," period ended 5,000 years ago when changes in the West African monsoon season dried out the area. How much of this was driven by expanding agriculture and the resulting deforestation? : askscience

What's one thing which makes someone interesting to you instantly? : AskReddit

What celebrity have you lost all respect for? Why? : AskReddit

Women of Reddit: What would you like all men to stop doing, immediately, as of right now? : AskReddit

NSFW: What has been your most spine-tingling, bone-chilling, "I have a bad feeling about this" experience? What happened? : AskReddit

What is this one sexual fact everyone would benefit knowing? : AskReddit

Verizon Is Tracking iPhone Users by Default and Theres Nothing Apple Can Do. How to Turn It Off.

He fixed traffic! : videos (Muskrat)


Astronomers spot dying star just before it explodes and record supernova | Science & Tech News : worldnews

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs : worldnews

Cyprus seal population now numbers 19 : worldnews

Animal rights defenders fear for dogs lives after Erdogan targets stray dogs

A case of poultry to human Avian influenza has been detected in the UK. The individual is self isolating. : worldnews

CDC warns about rabies linked to bats after 3 Americans die in recent weeks : news

MA: 26,187 new cases and 55 new deaths; 2,637 patients in hospital (Jan-7-2022) : CoronavirusMa
26,187 confirmed cases and 55 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

I can confirm that this situation is comparable to MA schools : CoronavirusMa
I Am a New York City Public High School Student. The Situation is Beyond Control. : nyc
Mass. mask controversy erodes educators faith in state (Baker nowhere to be found)
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeff Riley to make mask mandate decision next week : CoronavirusMa
Vaccination rates for Massachusetts children, ages 5-11, are a tale of two statesEconomics alone does not explain the disparities.
Massachusetts is on the verge of firing a partially COVID vaccinated state worker who sought medical waiver after suffering allergic reaction to first shot -- MassLive : CoronavirusMa


Americas Omicron Wave Already Looks More Severe Than Europes

Scientists creating risky self-spreading viruses in US and EU, paper warns
Soaring Omicron could mutate into more dangerous variants, warns WHO official : worldnews

More trusting societies have been more successful at reducing coronavirus cases and deaths : science

Omicron is inundating a health-care system that was already buckling under the cumulative toll of every previous surge.

Psaki says 'It's pretty rich' for DeSantis to criticize the White Houses testing plans when he hasn't been 'exactly advocating for people in his state to get vaccinated'
Florida Set To Receive 15,000 Doses Of Regeneron, Says Gov. Ron DeSantis. Note: Regeneron does not work against the Omicron variant : politics

QAnon Star Who Said Only IdiotsGet Vax Dies of COVIDCirsten Weldon told her fans not to get vaccinated and wanted Dr. Anthony Fauci executed. She just died of COVID ... She was prominent enough to become a sort of QAnon interpreter for comedian conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr, and started recording videos about QAnon with her.
Roseanne Barr's latest wacky theory: COVID-19 is a conspiracy to get rid of baby boomers

Is God a bullshit artist? - Lawyers, Guns & Money Another anti-vaxx MAGA podcaster who attended the Dallas Q-Anon conference is facing the eternal consequences of putting identity politics over his own life:

My 86 yo unvaccinated Dad just died of COVID : QAnonCasualties
How are Qs reacting to January 6th a year later?

Does Anybody Know A Good Plumber? These Guys Plan to "Flood The Throne Room of Heaven". Sensible COVID Precautions Might Have Been Simpler. Instead, Yellow's Lungs Seem to Be Being Flooded. : HermanCainAward
Column: When an anti-vaxxer dies of COVID, is that cause for glib, ironic satisfaction? -- Los Angeles Times
Former nurse and uber Christian anti-vaxxer believed we were living in the Last Days. Turns out it was just HER last days. : HermanCainAward

Antonio Brown allegedly broke COVID protocol by sneaking date into hotel - ProFootballTalk : news

Supermarkets short of supply as up to half of truck drivers absent due to COVID : worldnews

Covid-19: Irish government to pay basic income to 2,000 artists

Idiots: Canada PM Trudeau Lashes Out At Maskless Influencers Partying On Plane
Organizer of wild influencer party flight from Montreal to Mexico complains theyre now stranded because no airline will agree to take fly them home together

Novak Djokovic will be allowed play at the French Open even if unvaccinated - France's sports minister : worldnews

Japan requests U.S. base curfews; Okinawa reports 981 virus cases : worldnews

[Malaysia] Malaysian Anti Corruption Boss Faces Ridicule In Stock Controversy : worldnews

Indonesia revokes more than 2,000 mining and plantation permits : worldnews

Kim Jong-uns Father Invented Burritos in 2011, Says North Korea in Bizarre Claim

Russian submarine collided with Royal Navy warship in North Atlantic : worldnews

Pakistan to get its first woman Supreme Court judge - Justice Ayesha Malik : worldnews ... Pakistan was the first islamic country to have a woman prime minister (but they killed her)

Kazakhstan president authorises forces to fire without warning
Kazakhstan president says he has ordered troops to shoot to kill protesters without warning : worldnews
Kazakh military joining protesters against corrupt government : gifs
Russian troops arrive in Kazakhstan, as dozens of protesters killed, thousands arrested : worldnews
Chinas Xi praises strong measures against protesters in Kazakhstan:state media
Kazakhstan: Turkeys Erdogan expresses solidarity with leadership as protests continue | Erdogan offers Kazakhstan all forms of technical information and experience to deal with widespread unrest
Kazakhstan internet shutdown deals blow to global bitcoin mining operation : worldnews

Russian troops deploy to Malis Timbuktu after French exit

Statue of Iranian general Soleimani is torched hours after it was unveiled by Tehran officials to mark two years since he was assassinated in a US drone strike : worldnews
Iran ready for talks on downed jet, ignores call for reparations : worldnews

Hezbollah drone downed by IDF mistakenly reveals operativespictures

NATO weighs Russias security offer to end Ukraine standoff
Biden admin weighs proposing cuts in U.S., Russian forces in Eastern Europe U.S. troop cuts in Poland and the Baltic would have to be matched by Russian moves in the area. The U.S. is also working to get Stingers for Ukraine

Lithuania: The European state that dared to defy China then wobbled : worldnews

Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware : worldnews ... For the last 2 weeks, multiple party members, including ministers, denied that Poland had or used this spyware, going so far as to ridicule journalists asking questions about it.

Bulgaria's Population Shrinks by 11.5 per cent in Decade

German December numbers mark worst inflation year since 1993 : worldnews
LGBTQ rights: Germany appoints first commissioner for queer affairsFor the first time in the countrys history, Germany has appointed a commissioner for the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity. Green Party lawmaker Sven Lehmann will oversee a LGBTQ national action plan.

France Fines Google and Facebook for Difficult Cookie Opt-Outs : worldnews

Queen refuses to pay Prince Andrew's sex abuse case legal fees, forces him to quickly sell chalet : worldnews
Boris Johnson accused of corruption after greatexhibitiontext emerges | Boris Johnson ... The Tories are like a clown-car mated with a dumpster fire. ... With Zero repercussions
BBC should play God Save the Queen every day, say ministers: Culture minister endorses calls for daily dose of national anthem but proposal is ridiculed online.
UK beauty queen denied entry to US to compete in Mrs World believes her visa was refused because she was born in Syria. : worldnews

Ten bodies left in SUV outside Mexican state governorsoffice ... Cartel violence is no joke. It is paramilitary at this point and as well funded, if not moreso, than the Mexican federales. All paid for by US illicit buyers with logistical support from Chinese mafias.
Two arrested after 10 bodies found in car in Mexico : worldnews

Texas lawmakers deplore mistreatment of National Guardsmen sent to border duty: Legislative leaders overseeing the Texas Military Department say they are looking into reports of suicides, habitual pay problems and poor working conditions on Gov. Greg Abbots highly touted border mission.

No Excuse to Keep Federal Minimum at $7.25, Experts Say as 21 States Hike Wages | With consumer prices rising substantially over the past year, the need for a higher federal minimum wage is more acute than ever
Study: Major tax cuts for the rich push up income inequality, as measured by the top 1% share of pre-tax national income. The research provides strong evidence against the influential politicaleconomic idea that tax cuts for the rich trickle down to benefit the wider economy. (50 years later )

Biden rails against Republican obstructionism with his economic agenda on life-support: I refuse to let them stand in the way of this recovery

Five myths about the filibuster - The Washington Post
Should the filibuster stay or go? Heres how to argue about it.

Bill Clinton, Oprah and his fellow centrists: Dems go all-out to sway Manchin - POLITICO Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) likened lobbying his colleague to change the filibuster to his 27-hour drive earlier this week after a snowstorm devastated I-95.

Conservative Majority on Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Biden's Vaccine Plan - The New York Times Supreme Courts Conservative Majority Appears Skeptical of Biden's Virus Plan - The court seemed more likely to sustain a separate requirement that health care workers at facilities that receive federal money be vaccinated.
Supreme Court Republicans: the Constitution enacted Mr. Alex Berenson's Fox News hits - Lawyers, Guns & Money

2 lawyers arguing against Bidens vaccine mandate before the Supreme Court will have to do it remotely after testing positive for COVID-19
White House, USPS finalizing plans to begin shipping coronavirus test kits to U.S. households - The Washington Post
CDC director turns to media consultant as Covid-19 messaging frustrations mount - CNNPolitics

76% of voters disagree with Pelosi, think members of congress have an unfairadvantage in trading stocks: poll (Nancy "yes I'm a crook" Pelosi)
What is a legal scam that is still happening in 2022? : AskReddit
CREW sues FEC for failing to take action against dark money group : politics

Democrats hail Biden for calling out Trump : politics
Biden rediscovers his fighting spirit as he takes on Trump : politics
Biden is right: Trumps wounded ego was the main reason for Jan. 6

Jason Stanley: America is Now in Fascisms Legal Phase
Biden Warns of Dagger at the Throat of America; Fascism Expert Says Trumps Personality Cult Growing
When American democracy crumbles, it wont be televisedDont expect a dramatic fascist storming of the Capitol building or a military takeover when our crisis comes to a head
We Barely Qualify as a Democracy Anymore: Democratic Voters Fear for America
Former Pence aide says GOP is morally in disrepair
Jan. 6 panel expects this month to ask Mike Pence to voluntarily appear : NPR

Do Republicans really believe Trump won the 2020 election? Our research suggests that they do.
This is how the Republicans are whitewashing the J6 insurrection out of existence
Is U.S. democracy in danger? - The Washington Post A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, political scientists largely agree that U.S. partisanship has become deeply toxic, even dangerous ... Trumpist core is not just dedicated to Trump and to their identities as Trump supporters. They are dedicated to continued participation in politics, using loosely democratic mechanisms in state and local elections as well as more visible and prominent venues to promote a fundamentally undemocratic agenda

Garland Needs to Bring Jan. 6 Criminal Charges Against Donald Trump : politics
January 6 investigators dont rule out concluding Trumps actions constituted a crime

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol: A guide to what we now know - The Washington Post
Damning Supercut Exposes Republicans Who Flip-Flopped On Trump And Jan. 6 : politics
Scraping bottom, Kevin McCarthy manages to sink even lower : politics
Kevin McCarthy's ex-staffer says GOP Rep. Mo Brooks was'cheering' as rioters stormed the Capitol
Opinion | The false prophets who inspired the violence on Jan. 6 : politics
The people who turned in their parents for their role in the Capitol attack : politics
Former White House Staff, Officials Meeting On How To Take Trump Down: Ex-Press Secretary : politics
Judges have declined U.S.-proposed sentences in two-thirds of Jan. 6 cases so far : politics
Feds Bust Trump Supporter Who Said theLeast Safe He Felt on Jan. 6 Was When a Little Antifa BLMer on a Vespa Told Him 'F U'
Mom who took her child into Capitol during riot gets prison | AP News

How Christian nationalism drove the insurrection: A religious history of Jan. 6 Fanatical, extreme religious faith wasntincidental to last years Capitol assault: It was a central driving force (christofascist fuckers)

Trump Thrashed for Lie-Laden Response to Biden Jan. 6 Anniversary Address | The former president who tried to overthrow the republic after lying about a election for months has just released a statement in which he continues to lie about a stolen election
No, Trump did not order 10,000 troops to secure the Capitol on Jan. 6 : politics - The DEFENSE DEPARTMENT now confirms that was a lie.

Liz Cheney Torches Trump on Fox News with Bret Baier The Republican congresswomans harsh comments about Trumps role in inciting the insurrection were unlike anything else Fox News viewers have heard in the year since
Liz Cheney Torches Trump on Fox News : politics

Watch Ted Cruz Literally Beg Tucker Carlson for Forgiveness : politics
Ted Cruz accidentally tells the truth, begs right for forgiveness: Ted Cruz accidentally told the truth about the Jan. 6 attack, and then ran to Fox News Tucker Carlson to beg the right for forgiveness
Was the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol an Act of Terrorism?A sharp rebuke of Senator Ted Cruz by the Fox News host Tucker Carlson has heightened a legal and semantic debate over a charged term. (opinions differ but George Floyd protesters were def terrorists, Fucker Dickhead says)
Ted Cruz told the truth about the 1/6 attack. Then he started backtracking. : politics
Opinion: Ted Cruz kisses Tucker Carlsons feet, exposing the far rights ugly underbelly

The Republican Party is pro-1/6 - Lawyers, Guns & Money Republicans public officials arent showing up to 1/6 events because they support the insurrection and the candidate who mobilized it and is still defending it as a good thing as well as Nancy Pelosis false flag:
Both sides - Lawyers, Guns & Money (1) The Republican party is trying to end anything resembling democracy in America on the basis of the claim that the Democratic party is trying to end anything resembling democracy in America.
Tolerance as death wish - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What Role Will January 6 Play in The 2022 Midterms? | Cook Political Report ... The 2022 midterms will be a referendum on the current president, not the former one. (Americans with a memory span of two days)

Dont discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection with students, a Bucks school district tells teachers ... The president of the Pennridge School Board, Joan Cullen, is a vocal Trump supporter who was in D.C. on Jan. 6. There is no evidence she did anything illegal while she was there, but her presence at the rally-turned-riot angered many in the district, and has contributed to lasting political unrest among parents, teachers, and the board.

Bill Would Revoke Non-Profit Status for Anti-Democracy Groups : politics

Cyber Ninjas shutting down after judge fines Arizona audit company $50K a day : politics

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Back On Twitter Despite Being Banned And Urging GOP Boycott : politics

See ya, Devin Nunes. We deserve a representative who will actually meet with citizens : politics

Ex-Speaker Lee Chatfield accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting his sister-in-law : politics

Okay, Its Small, But Theres a Chance Marjorie Taylor Greene Could Lose

Chatfield admits to affair as consenting adults, denies rape claim - Alleged victim was the ex-House speaker's future sister-in-law ... The woman, now 27, alleged the sexual assaults began when she was 15, and attending Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church and the Northern Michigan Christian Academy School,

Fire that destroyed Planned Parenthood clinic is ruled arson: An appalling and heartbreaking act

3 men sentenced to life in prison for Ahmaud Arberys murder; parole denied for father, son

Prosecutor: Ethan Crumbley tortured animals, kept severed bird head in bedroom for six months : news

New York AG launches investigation as video shows man went up in flames after police fired Taser : news

Why Scientists Become Spies | The New Yorker Access to information only goes so far to explain the curious link between secrets and those who tell them.

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, first Black man to win Best Actor Oscar, dies aged 94 : movies

Yoko Ono ruins a beautiful performance between John Lennon & Chuck Berry : Music

TIL the drug rehab center that became a violent cult, Synanon, put a de-rattled rattlesnake in the mailbox of an attorney who brought a suit against them. He was bit and was hospitalized for six days. : todayilearned

TIL Mississippi, the poorest state, has 33,792 millionaires and 12 billionaires. : todayilearned ... Jeff Bezos of the state of Washington alone has a net worth equal to half of the combined worth of every billionaire in New York, or a quarter of every billionaire in California.

The Cost of Rent Is Where Many Americans Are Feeling Inflation Most - WSJ Cities such as Phoenix, Tampa and Boise are seeing huge increases, forcing tenants to decide about their budgets and what matters

'Spilling the Tea,' the Cyberbullying Tactic Plaguing Schools, Parents and Students' School-gossip Instagram accounts resurface questions

Can plants get viruses or transmit them? : askscience

The Ego Tunnel - Google Search
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self by Thomas Metzinger

TIL that men and women see colors and motion differently. Objects that appear orange to women look yellowish to men, and objects that appear green to women look blue-green to men. : todayilearned

Sugar not so nice for your childs brain development

What Children Lose When Their Brains Develop Too Fast - WSJ Adverse early experiences can make young minds inflexible, while a carefree childhood has clear cognitive benefits ... a long childhood is itself one key to a flourishing adult life.

The Secret to These Successful Marriages? Living Apart - WSJ

Scientists will digitally examine 41 child mummies in Sicily to reveal information on their mysterious lives and deaths : worldnews (Catholics)

TIL about Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian noblewoman and purported serial killer from the family of Bathory, who owned land in the Kingdom of Hungary. Bathory and four of her servants were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and women between 1590 and 1610.

What do you say when you orgasm? : AskReddit

Hey Reddit. What is the coolest website youve visited that might not be known to everyone?


Climate change disasters cost the world over $100 billion this year : worldnews

Greenland permanently bans all oil and gas exploration : worldnews

One of Zimbabwes biggest wildlife reserves is to receive US$1 million annually from a brand-new fund to help sustain its operations and fight poaching. The money, which will extend for at least 15 years, will help pay for ranger patrols, equipment maintenance and other everyday needs

Shell cancels seismic work offshore South Africa after legal challenge : worldnews

70 years after extinction, cheetahs to return to Indian jungles : worldnews

England's farmers to be paid to rewild land - Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are sceptical

Dog custody: Spain to consider pets welfare in divorce battles

First Brit infected with deadly bird flu after outbreak : worldnews ... Quite frankly at the moment reading the papers is like opening a door on a perpetual advent calendar of doom.
One million chickens culled after H5N1 Bird Flu virus found spreading among several UK farms : worldnews

Your Thursday MDPH Update for 01/07/2022. 24,570 new cases. : CoronavirusMa
24,570 confirmed cases and 43 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Cambridge, MA Covid Trends
Winchester, MA Covid Trends

COVID-19 claims life of 15-year-old Gloucester sophomore : CoronavirusMa Sorry for the kid, shame on the parents if they made the decision not to vaccinate for him.
Should I Just Get Omicron Over With? If youre vaccinated, an infection might not make you super sick, but dont count on it making you super immune, either.

In the nations hospitals, this covid wave is different
Omicron is not mild and is crushing health care systems worldwide, WHO warns : CoronavirusMa

The next variant is just around the corner: Experts warn the worlds at risk until all are vaccinated
Pandemic may affect infants brain development; coronavirus can trigger kidney scarring : worldnews
South African scientist thinks she may have solved the mystery of long COVID-19, which afflicts 100 million people : worldnews

6CA has found an amazing pretext for its latest anti-vaxx legislative pronouncement protecting the traditional authority of the states to, ah, regulate the federal government's contracts: ... Sorry to blackmail you, but having the federal bench saturated with lawless crackpots with life tenure is really very bad.

Man arrested on charges of attacking vaccination clinic, injuring staffers he called murderers

Anti-Vax Podcaster Who Got COVID at a Conspiracy Conference Has Died Doug Kuzma, 61, used his show to push an array of conspiracy theories ranging from QAnon to COVID denial and election fraud lies ... a superspreader event, and where fellow attendees baselessly blamed their illness on an anthrax attack.>

Blowback for no vax means packed bags for Novak - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Florida allows 800000 to 1 million at-home COVID test kits to expire before passing them out to residents : politics
Ron DeSantis Out of Breath in Video Prompts COVID Speculation : politics
VeganMamaRed on Twitter: "@MeidasTouch Who among us hasn't held back tears and gotten short of breath over semiconductor technology in a public forum?" / Twitter ... OmicRon DeSantis

Lack of high school education predicts vaccine hesitancy : science

Hospitals plead with relatives to take patients no longer receiving treatment home : worldnews

Brussels Airlines makes 3,000 unnecessary flights to maintain airport slots : worldnews

Police have rescued a hospital boss and his two deputies after anti-vaccination protesters laid siege to their offices in the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe. Demonstrators also surrounded the university hospitals administration building and locked up its managing staff

Italy requiring everyone over 50 to get a COVID vaccine : worldnews

China fires hospital officials after pregnant woman loses baby due to Covid lockdown rules - The woman was allegedly denied entry to a hospital in the city of Xian because her negative Covid test was four hours too old

India has substantially greater COVID-19 deaths thanofficial reports suggestclose to 3 million, which is more thansix times higher than the government has acknowledged and the largest number of any country. The finding could prompt scrutiny of other countries with anomalously low death rates.

Philippines bans child marriage : worldnews

North Korea claims second successful test of hypersonic missile : worldnews
Kim Jong Il, inventor of the burrito? North Korean state media makes strange claim : worldnews

Taiwan sends honey oranges, pineapple sugar apples to Singapore for Lunar New Year: Singapore has become prime market for Taiwan fruit following Chinese ban. : worldnews
Taiwan sends activist and 20 others back to China after convicting them of illegal entry. The activist claimed he was persecuted for taking part in the Hong Kong protests : worldnews

A troubled Chinese real estate developer that is struggling with $310 billion in debt announced it has been ordered to demolish a 39-building resort complex in a new blow to its finances. Evergrande Group gave no explanation. : worldnews
Chinas innovative happy schools popular with parents leaving the academically demanding mainstream education sector

Absolutely unprecedented: Massive protests in Kazakhstan are making international shockwaves
Russia-linked forces enter protest-hit Kazakhstan amid deadly clashes - The Washington Post
Powerful ex-leader Nazarbayev is main target of Kazakhsanger | Nursultan Nazarbayev, stripped on Wednesday of his role as head of Kazakhstans powerful Security Council amid violent street protests, has dominated his vast Central Asian nation since before the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Russian paratroopers arrive in Kazakhstan as unrest continues : worldnews
Kazakh police kill dozens of protesters as CSTO deploys troops | Protests News : worldnews
Dozens killed by police overnight in Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan: Protesters seize airport as state of emergency declared throughout oil-rich Kazakhstan
Beheaded police officer among 12 killed in Kazakhstan clashes : worldnews

As death toll rises in Ethiopia, Middle East powers fuel drone race

Israeli officials on Wednesday recommended around 3,500 new settler homes be built in east Jerusalem, a project repeatedly denounced by the UN, Palestinians and rights groups : worldnews
Israeli deputy minister assails settlers at illegal outpost as subhuman, sparking furor
Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank : worldnews

Secretary Blinken: NATO Did Not Invade Georgia & Ukraine, Russia Did : worldnews (Putin screams, "no you invaded me!")
Britain warns Russia over Ukraine: were working on high-impact sanctions

U.S. and Taiwan pledge to assist Lithuania in countering Chinas economic coercion

Pope decries Church conservatives encased in suit of armour
Pope Francis says having pets instead of children is selfish : worldnews

Google Maps Helps Police Catch Italian Mafia Boss : worldnews

German police dogs sent off duty after ban on pulling collars: Method used to control dogs while making arrests illegal under new animal rights law.

France begins terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast ahead of Dakar Rally : worldnews

Geoff Hoon told to burn memo that said Iraq invasion could be illegal
In the UK, calls grow to revoke Tony Blairs knighthood
Glorification of Plymouth shooter by incels prompts calls for action - Request for problem to be taken more seriously comes as data shows sixfold rise in visits to incel forums

Canada Opens New Legal Pathways For Access To Psychedelics Treatment With Psilocybin And MDMA : worldnews

World War III Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money Entering 2022, the world looks more dangerous than it has at any time since the late 1980s. Real conflicts of interest in Eastern Europe and the East China Sea have set the table for the first serious great-power conflict in decades. Crises in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and the Himalayas continue to smolder. Here are the five most dangerous flashpoints for the eruption of World War III, in descending order of peril:

Supreme Court is set to review Bidens vaccine rules for businesses, health-care workers. Heres what to know.

Remarks By President Biden To Mark One Year Since The January 6th Deadly Assault On The U.S. Capitol
Remarks to Mark One Year Since the Deadly Assault on the Capitol - YouTube
Vice President Kamala Harris remarks on January 6 anniversary
Joe Biden Jan. 6 speech transcript

5 takeaways from Bidens forceful Jan. 6 takedown of Trump
Joe Biden, Back Into the Breach | The New Yorker A year after the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, the President delivered the speech that he never wanted to give.
Biden slams Trump for watching TV during Capitol insurrection: He was doing nothing as police were assaulted
Capitol Events Commemorate Jan. 6 Attack as Biden Blames Trump' sWeb of Lies
On Jan. 6 anniversary, Biden calls out Trump for web of liesabout 2020 election ... Schumer says he was told a Capitol rioter called him 'the big Jew' and yelled, 'Let's get him'
Jan. 6 live updates: Biden tears into Trump for inciting Capitol attack - ABC News

Trump did not want to tweet stay peaceful during January 6 riot, key former aide says
Trump Enjoyed Riot So Much He Rewound TV to Watch It Twice, Ex-Aide Says ... Grisham also repeated her claim that former first lady Melania Trump did nothing to persuade her husband to call off his supporters from their attack on the Capitol and lawmakers inside

Harris was inside DNC on Jan. 6 when pipe bomb was discovered outside - POLITICO

Trump lashes out at Biden over Jan. 6 speech | TheHill -- "This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed," Trump said
Republicans Want You to Think January 6 Was Random Violence : Political violence that has major-party support is categorically different.
The Next Big Lies: Jan. 6 Was No Big Deal, or a Left-Wing Plot - How revisionist histories of Jan. 6 picked up where the 'stop the steal' campaign left off, warping beliefs about what transpired at the Capitol.
A Year Later, Jan. 6 Becomes Just Another Wedge in a Divided Nation - The New York Times The nearly universal outrage after the assault on the Capitol has reverted to separate blue and red realities, and former President Donald J. Trump has remained the dominant force in his party ...
How the both-sides media would cover a successful Trump coup
Floridas DeSantis: Comparisons of Jan. 6 to 9/11 'insult to the people that were going into those buildings'

Ex-Trumpers set to plot how to try and take down Trump - Those involved include Stephanie Grisham, Miles Taylor, Olivia Troye and Anthony Scaramucci.
Stephanie Grisham says group of ex-Trump officials to meet next week to discuss how to 'stop' him - CNNPolitics

Would Americans ever support a coup? 40 percent now say yes. - The Washington Post That percentage jumped significantly since 2017 and includes more than half the Republicans we surveyed.
Survey suggests that millions of Americans would support an armed revolt to put Trump back in the White House.
vanka twice told Trump to stop the violenceat Capitol riot but was ignored, witness tells Jan 6 committee
GOP commemorates denialism day - POLITICO Republican activists are planning rallies, vigils and other events in more than a dozen states for Jan. 6 participants they depict as patriots or political prisoners.

The most shameless thing ever tweeted - Lawyers, Guns & Money In fact this may be the most shameless thing ever written, or possibly even thought: ... Just in case your mental flow chart has been disrupted by the event horizon levels of chutzpah on display, the analogy here is that criticizing Al Qaeda would constitute politicizing the commemoration of 9/11. - Lindsey Dimsey Graham
Sen. Lindsey Graham accuses Biden of politicizing a violent insurrection intended to overturn the 2020 election : politics

Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6 : politics

Is a Civil War Ahead? | The New Yorker A year after the attack on the Capitol, America is suspended between democracy and autocracy : anocracy.
We Are In a New Civil War About ... What Exactly?

Trump must have his day in court for his crimes on Jan. 6By George T. Conway III

Mike Pence's team helping Jan. 6 committee ... One source familiar with their involvement said Short, who was subpoenaed by the committee, would not have cooperated without the approval of Pence ... But, secondarily, because they're realizing the committee has quite a bit more information than they realized. And their involvement is known to a much greater degree than they realized

One year, stuck in my eyes - Lawyers, Guns & Money Just a reminder that whatever revisionist takes you see out there, 1/6 was really bad, and its failure to achieve its central purpose was contingent, not inevitable:

We're done. This is the end of the 2020 election: Maricopa County officials rebut error-plagued review

Woman tied to Jan. 6 Capitol riot involved in fatal crash : news A Missouri woman charged with participating in the riot at U.S. Capitol last year has been arrested after she allegedly caused a fatal crash while driving drunk and the wrong way on an interstate, authorities said.

The Strangest Ongoing Mystery of January 6 - The Atlantic - Who planted the Capitol Hill pipe bombs?

Americans' faith in election integrity drops: POLL - Only 20% of the public says it's very confident in the country's elections.

QAnon networks are evading Twitters crackdown on disinformation to pump out pro-Capitol-riot propaganda, study says

Companies Donated Millions to Those Who Voted to Overturn Biden's Win - The New York Times One year after the Capitol riot, many businesses resumed corporate donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election.

Banned from Facebook and Twitter, far right groups are still a presence online. : NPR ... the Great Deplatforming.

95 theses and 96 tears - Lawyers, Guns & Money Apropos the counter-reformation afoot on the New Right, this is from the new WAPO profile of JD Vance:

Epiphanies - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Radical Young Intellectuals Who Want to Take Over the American Right | The New Republic They hate the establishment. They want to destroy the system. Meet the illiberal upstarts trying to remake conservatism. ... "We're basically at Megiddo, the site of the final showdown in the Book of Revelation.Were in the battle at the end of time, and the prince of darkness is already at the door, and the whole world is now a contest between activist left and activist right." ... What linked the communist left and the fascist right a century ago was a deep conviction that the liberal democratic order had failed, because it was nothing but an ultimately nihilistic charade, designed to advance the corporatist interests of a thoroughly decadent power elite, and that at all costs and by any means necessary this elite had to be destroyed. Plus ca change. (plus Yeats, Eliot and facisim)
The Radical Young Intellectuals Who Want to Take Over the American Right | The New Republic

Megiddo | ancient city, Palestine | Britannica It is thought that the word Armageddon is derived from Megiddo
The Seven Sacred Daggers of Tel Megiddo are a set of seven sacred knives and the only weapons that can kill the Antichrist.
W. B. Yeats | The Orwell Foundation ... Yeat's tendency is Fascist. Throughout most of his life, and long before Fascism was ever heard of, he had had the outlook of those who reach Fascism by the aristocratic route. He is a great hater of democracy, of the modern world, science, machinery, the concept of progress bove all, of the idea of human equality ... But he appears to welcome the coming age, which is to be hierarchical, masculine, harsh, surgical, and is influenced both by Ezra Pound and by various Italian Fascist writers ... How do Yeatss political ideas link up with his leaning towards occultism? It is not clear at first glance why hatred of democracy and a tendency to believe in crystal-gazing should go together ... Yeat's philosophy has some very sinister implications ,,, Yeats, the poet, sees at a glance that Fascism means injustice, and acclaims it for that very reason ... The relationship between Fascism and the literary intelligentsia badly needs investigating, and Yeats might well be the starting-point. ... (anarcho-primitivist, and then, 100 years later, there was ... Gary Snyder)
George Orwell : Literary Kicks
The Second Coming (poem) - Wikipedia ... The poem is also connected to the 1918-1919 flu pandemic
Sympathy for the Devil: W.B. Yeats and fascism - HeadStuff
My rhymes more than their rhyming tell Magic, ghosts and W.B. Yeats ... Yeats was a committed member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a secret society in the mould of the Rosicrucians that gained enormous popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
W.B. Yeats: Poet, playwright and ... fascist? ... Adolf Hitler was a fascist, Joseph Stalin a totalitarian, and the famous Irish poet, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was both.
W. B. Yeats: A Fool Amongst Wolves : Literary Kicks ... Yeats was a fool, a privileged, talented one, but a fool nonetheless. He held some of the most contemptible and stupid views that can be held, views that weaved together through the years with eugenics and such frauds as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to end under the railway arch entrance to Auschwitz ... During his life and throughout his works, Yeats was a steadfast defender of free speech and freedom of thought ... This was a man at his most fearless and admirable, using his position to bravely give voice to his conscience even when in a minority of one ... He also predicted accurately the long-term consequences of basing Irish Civil Law on authoritarian Catholicism ... you will never get the north. You will put a wedge in this country ... The pinnacle of his laissez-faire political stance remains his stand in the Irish Senate asserting the right to divorce ... Yeats toyed with Fascist ideas about class, eugenics and democracy. ... He favored authoritarian government as a bulwark against the anarchy of human nature and the omnipotent threat of the lower classes ... It leads you to think that despite his obvious literary talent Yeats snobbish upbringing had perhaps made him too distanced from ordinary people and the distance made him go slightly soft in the head ... May she become a flourishing hidden tree effectively summarizes Yeatsbelief that written language belongs to men and womens duty is to remain obedient and silent, one step on the road to Children, Church and Kitchen ...
Sailing to Byzantium - Wikipedia
When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats | Poetry Foundation
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats | Poetry Foundation
Robert Bly - Wikipedia December 23, 1926 - November 21, 2021
Beat Generation Archives : Literary Kicks ... Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Snyder, Corso, McClure
A Beat Gathering in San Francisco, June 27 and 28 : Literary Kicks

Democratic hopeful Nick Kristof doesnt qualify to run for governor, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan says
Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof ineligible to run for governor, Oregon secretary of state says - The Washington Post Kristof, who has no political experience
Kristof Sad Trombone... - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The well-oiled ship of the Nick Kristof campaign is hitting an iceberg: ... The fact that Kristof couldnt apparently be bothered to a) investigate Oregon electoral law or b) formulate a strategy for dealing with Oregon electoral law is a pretty good indicator that he would not have been a very good choice.

White Backlash Is A Type Of Racial Reckoning, Too | FiveThirtyEight

Color these (new) Tennessee former blue-staters red

Mike Pompeo's weight loss story: Down 90 pounds in 6 months

Elizabeth Holmes and her Big 4 audit firm buddies at Theranos When audit firms dont live up to their public duty, everyone gets hurt. The harm at Theranos was more than financial

Psychologists argue were not as choosy about romantic partners as we think: Rather than being highly selective, people appear to have a tendency to push relationships forward, even when things are not going well

Notebook thought lost for 350 years illuminates Isaac Newtons complex relationship with religion

How many of you all have read the Bible? : books


James Webb Space Telescope: Sun shield is fully deployed : worldnews

Don't Look Up exemplifies what it is trying to satirize - Lawyers, Guns & Money

European regulators propose dramatic new regulation for BPA

Cornwall could become the UK's electric car battery hub after world first mining breakthrough : worldnews Cornwall: popular in both the bronze and lithium ages.
Startup ONE says battery prototype delivered 750-mile range By Reuters : worldnews

The first bomb cyclone of the winter season 2021/2022 develops over the North Atlantic, pressure is forecast to bottom out at 930 mbar and create major 15m waves. : worldnews

MA COVID-19 Data 1/5/22 : CoronavirusMa
Reported 27,612 new cases, 54 deaths, 2,426 hospitalized - 01/05/2022 : CoronavirusMa
27,612 confirmed cases and 54 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass.

Massachusetts exceeds 20,000 COVID deaths - The Boston Globe
MWRA Wastewater COVID-19 Tracking updated for the new year. Counts are so high they're skewing the graph at this point : CoronavirusMa
MWRA - Wastewater COVID-19 Tracking
No ICU beds left: Massachusetts hospitals are maxed out as COVID continues tosurge

Humans 2, Omicron 1 - by Eric Topol - Ground Truths Our smart immune system with multiple layers of defense and a virus with less intrinsic pathogenicity will help us win the latest variant battle
Humans 2, Omicron 1 : CoronavirusMa
New Katelyn Jetelina bulletin, about rapid tests. (Spoiler: she says yeah swab your throat) : CoronavirusMa

Covid Science: Virus leaves antibodies that may attack healthy tissues : news
Covid: PCR not needed after positive lateral flow under new plans : worldnews
Omicron and masks: What you need to know to stay safe - WGBH Greater Boston : CoronavirusMa
KN95 effectiveness by manufacturer? : CoronavirusMa
N95 recommendation wanted : CoronavirusMa

From infants to teens, this hospital has a deluge of young Covid-19 patients. Heres what parents want others to know

GOP governors play down Omicron hysteria while also asking for help
He Is Not Your Commander-in-Chief: Texas Governor Promises Guardsmen Hell Fight Biden Over Vaccine Mandate

Sen. Ron John son Draws Ridicule After Mind-Numbing Take On God And Vaccines | "So much for God creating us with brains," a Jesuit priest wrote in response. : politics

Opinion | The Viral Lies About Covid That Keep Killing Us - The New York Times ... 60 percent of the unvaccinated identified as Republicans, compared with only 17 percent who identified as Democrats.on average a one percentage point higher Trump share of the 2020 vote corresponds to about a half-point reduction in a countys current vaccination rate.
The Viral Lies That Keep Killing Us : politics
GOP Donor Claims Pope Francis Is Jewish Agent Installed to Distribute Vaccine : politics

The paranoid style mainstreamed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the weirder ideological tics of your University of Austin types is to assume that self-censorship is bad per se, as opposed to an often useful manifestation of social pressure, that keeps plenty of crazy and insidious nonsense from getting mainstreamed ... In the email, Bateman attacks the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged people not to get it. He also claims that criticism of the vaccine is being censored and international charges were going to be filed against Dr. Anthony Fauci ... I believe the Jews are behind this. For 300 years the Jews have been trying to infiltrate the Catholic Church and place a Jew covertly at the top. It happened in 2013 with Pope Francis ... . I know, it sounds bonkers. No one is reporting on it, but the Hasidic Jews in the US instituted a law for their people that they are not to be vaccinated for any reason,
Right wing brain worms are a real thing - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Mayo Clinic fires 700 unvaccinated employees : news

WHO says COVID-19 variant found in France is not a threat : worldnews
French President Emmanuel Macron said he really wants to pissoff the unvaccinated

Swedish King and Queen test positive for COVID-19 : worldnews

More painful than lockdown: Australias hospitality industry left

As Covid-19 cases rise in Japan, anger grows in Okinawa at US military personnel - The prefecture is mulling emergency measures as the Omicron variant is fuelling a sixth wave of Covid-19 infections : worldnews
Japan to declare quasi-emergency in Okinawa as COVID-19 cases spike: Report : worldnews

Million dollar homes: Average New Zealand house price exceeds $1 million for first time : worldnews
Police seize rifle, 500 ammunition rounds from controversial Christchurch pastor in New Years Eve raid

Australia, Japan to sign historic defense, security pact
Sydney festival boycott: more than 20 acts withdraw over Israeli funding | Sydney festival 2022 : worldnews
Novak Djokovic: Australian Open vaccine exemption ignites backlash : worldnews
Home Affairs Minister issues warning to unvaccinated tennis stars amid Novak Djokovics Australian Open exemption

S. Korea military apologizes for defectors border crossing
South Korea to appeal court order exempting private schools from vaccine passes : worldnews
South Koreas conservatives falter in election race

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missile, say Japan and South Korea : worldnews
North Korean officials demand handwriting samples of thousands of Pyongyang residents after graffiti appears calling Kim Jong-un a son ofa bitch

Taiwan buys 20,000 bottles of Lithuania rum destined for China : worldnews

Taliban reportedly orders beheading of shop mannequins : worldnews

Thousands of Rohingya shops demolished in Bangladesh, leaving refugees desperate : worldnews

Russia-led alliance sending peacekeepers to Kazakhstan | AP News
Russia-Allied Forces to Intervene as Unrest Sweeps Kazakhstan - The New York Times The Kazakh president requested the peacekeeping troops as an uprising, sparked by a gas price increase in the resource-rich Central Asian nation, headed toward a fifth day.
Video shows crowds in Kazakhstan forcing military to retreat, as violent fuel-price protests roil the country : worldnews .. the main reason is that at some point the people have enough of the kleptocratic oligarchy.
Fiery Protests Continue Across Kazakhstan : worldnews
Kazakhstan government resigns after violent protests over fuel price : worldnews
Protests erupt in Kazakhstan after fuel price rise. Demonstrators take to the streets for a third day amid widespread anger about lifting of price caps on liquefied petroleum gas. : worldnews
Demonstrations in Kazakhstan - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... What is happening in Kazakhstan is exactly what Vladimir Putin fears for Russia.
CTBTO on Twitter: "What does the site of a nuclear test look like? Take a virtual tour of Semipalatinsk, a site in Kazakhstan where 450+ nuclear tests were conducted between 1949 and 1989, and learn more about how #CTBTO works to end nuclear tests everywhere, by everyone." / Twitter
Telegram channels report that #Almaty is completely in the hands of the protesters. The police and security forces are not visible in the city
Peter Leonard on Twitter: "Kazakhstan: Statue of former President Nazarbayev reportedly being pulled down in the capital of the Almaty region, Taldykorgan" / Twitter

Blockade killing hospitalized kids in Ethiopias Tigray, doctors say

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a stern warning for any Turkish citizens preparing to protest against his government, as anger rises over soaring inflation and opposition parties step up their criticism of economic policy : worldnews

Israel on Tuesday lifted restrictions barring same-sex couples and single men from becoming parents through surrogacy : worldnews

Sweden launches Psychological Defence Agency to counter propaganda from Russia, China and Iran (

New evidence of Belgian complicity in 1961 killing of Burundian PM | Burundi : worldnews
Right to disconnect: boss may no longer call employees after hours (Belgium)

France vows action on femicide after 3 more women killed: The killings of three women on the first day of 2022 have evoked massive outcry over Frances growing problem of femicide. Activists have criticized the government's inability to rein in deadly domestic

Bright future as Irish language gets full working status at European Union level

More than 90 care home operators in England declare red alert over staffing : worldnews
U.K. Extends Pardons to All Convicted of Abolished Same-Sex Crimes | The U.K. has announced that more people will be able to receive a pardon for now-defunct criminal convictions related to consensual same-sex sexual relations. : worldnews

Canadian Court Awards $84 Million To Relatives Of Six People Killed In Downing Of Passenger Plane By Iran : worldnews
Canada agrees to $31.5B settlement over treatment of Indigenous children : worldnews

Maxwell Verdict Is Clouded After Jurors Disclosure of Past Sexual Abuse

Biden Promised to Close Gitmo. Instead, Hes Upgrading It.

Eschaton: Ah, Well, Nevertheless They tied up the hippies and threw them in the cooler. Finally, the adults are back in charge! - And a senior Biden administration official poured cold water on any further stimulus at this time, leaving the possibility open to some relief for restaurants. - The ghouls are always there.

Why Isnt Bidens Expanded Child Tax Credit More Popular?

The Rampant Fraudulent Billing in Outsourced VeteransHealth Care With taxpayers on the hook for services never performed

Can't Afford Build Back Better? US Billionaires Saw $1 Trillion Wealth Boom in 2021 Alone | A new analysis shows that Sen. Ron Wyden's proposed tax on billionaires "would be more than enough to cover the expansion of the child tax credit in the Build Back Better Act"

Opinion | Jimmy Carter: I Fear for Our Democracy - The New York Times
Dan Froomkin/ on Twitter: "God bless Jimmy Carter, but his view that "people of all political stripes must agree on fundamental constitutional principles and norms of fairness, civility and respect for the rule of law" is an artifact of the pre-Fox News era." / Twitter

A year later, Garland vows to hold all those, at any levelaccountable for Jan 6 coup attempt (will release report sometime in next 10 years)
Garland issues chilling warning to perpetrators of January 6 at any level: Justice will be done
The year accountability died | Press Watch By Dan Froomkin
Dan Froomkin/ on Twitter: "It would be awesome if Merrick Garland said that those who incited the mob --not just "those involved" -- must and will be held accountable. But that would require a spine." / Twitter

Psaki says Biden will address Trumps role in Capitol riot
Biden to speak truth on Capitol attack anniversary as Trump cancels his event | US Capitol attack
Schumer calls Trump election lies the biggest threat to Capitol and democracy
Jan. 6 committee prepares to go public as findings mount : politics

Jan. 6: Five reasons Trump cannot hide behind executive privilege : politics

Jan. 6 was not a riot. It was an insurrection. | Language that downplays the violent US Capitol breach is trying to rewrite history that was witnessed live by millions. : politics
The Real Tragedy of Jan. 6 Is That Its Still Not Over
Polling on Jan. 6 shows the vast majority of Americans arent crazy

Capitol Police intelligence official says she sounded alarm about potential violence days before January 6 riot : politics
More than half of Americans believe an attack similar to the Capitol riots will happen again soon: Axios poll : politics
More than 40% in US do not believe Biden legitimately won election
Fact check: Five enduring lies about the Capitol insurrection : politics

Chilling images from the Capitol riot: Jan. 6 insurrection in photos : politics
White, employed and mainstream: What we know about the Jan. 6 rioters one year later : politics

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro says 100 House members were "ready" to carry out election coup : politics
You realize you are describing a coup? Peter Navarros Jan 6 interview viewed 1m times
Do you realize youre describing a coup?: MSNBC host challenges Trump aide after he described plans to overturn the 2020 election
Former White House advisor Peter Navarro says Mike Pence hung up on him as he was pitching a plan to steal the 2020 election : politics
Ex-White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham to meet with 1/6 committee : politics
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says phone records subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee
Jan. 6 committee seeking phone records from Sebastian Gorka : politics
New Texts Show Sean Hannity Panicking About TrumpsState of Mind After Jan. 6
Sean Hannitys bottomless corruption
The ridiculous hypocrisy of Sean Hannity hiding behind freedom of the press
Fox News has a Jan. 6 problem: Sean Hannitys text messages make clear his complicity
January 6 committee mulling prime time, televised hearings as Sean Hannity and Mike Pence latest to be called : politics
The Trump teams 22-page communications playbook to overturn the election had QAnon influencer Ron Watkins playing a key role

Trump hit with two new lawsuits from police officers attacked by rioters on January 6 : politics

Father, son who bragged about roles in Jan. 6 Capitol riot plead guilty, will pay $2,000 : politics

The FBIs Secret Weapon In The Capitol Attack Manhunt (sedition hunters)
More than 1,000 US public figures aided Trumps effort to overturn election
Republicans Promised to Banish Jan. 6 Insurrectionists. A Year Later, Theyve Purged Jan. 6 Critics

Deplatformed But Not Defanged: The U.S. Militia Movement After January 6 : politics
Far-right influencers and QAnon devotees are battling over online audiences in the power vacuum created by Trumps departure from office

January 6 is a dire warning of what may lie ahead : politics
We Are Living Through a Democratic Emergency : politics
A Year Later, GOP Lawmakers Still Wont Say If Joe BidenIs Actually President Nearly all of the 147 Republicans who voted to reject the 2020 presidential election results also wont say if they regret that vote, which was based on a lie.
Democratic group launches six-figure ad buy tying Trump and GOP allies to Jan. 6 insurrection : politics
GOP Group Calls Out Trumps Enablers In Congress By Name In Scathing Fox News Ad

Microsoft, AmEx, Airbnb and 4 other major companies have pledged not to donate to Republican election objectors in 2022 : politics (Apple, 800 other big corps support treason)

Democrats, listen up: Conservatives don't care how theyll be remembered by history

Cobb GOP cancels homage to treason for Jan. 6 insurrection

Opinion | Republicans Are Moving Rapidly to Cement Minority Rule. Blame the Constitution. : politics

Behind Trumps decision to cancel his Jan. 6 news conference

Devin Nunes Hometown Newspaper Trolls Him With Some Advice For His Replacement

GOP sees huge red wave potential by targeting critical race theory

Surprise: Democrats dodged a gerrymandering fiasco. A top analyst explains why.

further attacks on democracy : How anti-democratic mechanisms beget further attacks on democracy Excellent column by Osita Nwanevu explaining how various anti-majorittarian aspects of American constitutionalism have actually fed Republican assumptions that they cant lose legitimately:

Eschaton: It Takes The Villages To do fraud. - A fourth retiree from The Villages has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into voter fraud at the well-known central Florida retirement community.

Texas officials put the final death toll from last year's winter storm at 246 : NPR : news (Deathbot surpressed the total for a year)

F.B.I. Arrests Man Accused of Stealing Unpublished Book Manuscripts - The New York Times Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked in publishing, was charged with wire fraud and identity theft for a scheme that prosecutors said affected hundreds of people over five or more years.

$29,000 for an average used car? Would-be buyers are aghast : news

Imagine Virginias icy traffic catastrophe but with only electric vehicles ... If everyone had been driving electric vehicles, this mess could well have been worse.

New Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg wont pursue fare beating, resisting arrest, other non-violent, non-felony charges, angering cop union

North Carolina trooper and motorist killed in crash involving troopers brother, also a trooper
Bodycam video shows Houston cop speeding, driving with 1 hand before hitting and killing pedestrian with patrol car : news

Ghost guns easily assembled firearms without serial numbers are now banned in Denver

Right wing brain worms are a real thing - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Larry Alexander (racist asshole lawyer/professor)

J.D. Vance Versus Film Twitter - The Bulwark How film critics helped send the Hillbilly Elegy author off the cliff.

Like many Asian Americans, I have long spurned my full name. A wave of racism made me say: No more. - Washington Post

Tomb reveals warrior women who roamed the ancient Caucasus. The skeletons of two women who lived some 3,000 years ago in what is now Armenia suggest that they were involved in military battlesprobably as horse-riding, arrow-shooting warriors

ELi5. Why do womens breasts have fatty deposits? Even the flattest chested woman can breast feed so the fat and increased size doesnt seem to be necessary.

List of books that get into public domain in 2022 : books

Guy with less than 130 subscribers makes amazing high-effort cover of Warren Zevon's "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" : videos
Lauren O'Connell- House of the Rising Sun ("American Horror Story: Coven" Soundtrack) - YouTube
House of the rising sun - Lauren O 'Connell - YouTube
Ain't No Sunshine -- Bill Withers (cover by Canen 12 y.o.) - YouTube


British Sikh Army officer becomes first woman of color to ski solo to the South Pole : worldnews

Study Confirms Southern Ocean Is Absorbing Carbon Important Buffer for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Beijing meets national air quality standards for first time : worldnews

Law change allows wild birds to be killed to protect game birds in England: Certain species such as carrion crows and jackdaws can be shot after government updates guidelines. : worldnews

Four beekeepers detained in protest at Chilean capital, police stung : worldnews

Mysterious Neuro-degenerative disease in New Brunswick identified as similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Australia commits to new monitoring program in effort to prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks within farms and from wild animals : worldnews

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 : CoronavirusMa
16,621 confirmed cases and 94 deaths. See todays COVID-19 data from Mass. - 28,651 vaccinations, including booster shots, had been administered.

Mass. reports 45,029 breakthrough cases, raising total to 3.5 percent of fully vaccinated people - The Boston Globe

State Sent Expired COVID Test Kits To Massachusetts Schools : CoronavirusMa ... So fake, counterfit masks and expired tests. Gee, thanks!
Massachusetts ERs at a breaking point
Massachusetts doctors weigh in on throat swab for COVID testing - WCVB : CoronavirusMa

Omicron is estimated at 82.4% of all northeast region cases, 95.4% of all USA cases; CDC COVID Data Tracker "Nowcast" for the week ending 1/1/2022 : CoronavirusMa

Omicron: The fastest-spreading virus in history
France detects new COVID-19 variant 'IHU', more infectious than Omicron: All we know about it : worldnews France detects new COVID-19 variant IHU, more infectious than Omicron: All we know about it
France New Covid Variant: France detects new Covid variant IHU, 12 infected : worldnews

A Vaccine for the World: U.S. Scientists Develop Low-Cost Shot to Inoculate Global South
Does repeated exposure to COVID after initial exposure increase the severity of sickness? : askscience

The U.S. Sets a New Global Daily Record of Over One Million Coronavirus Cases : worldnews

Judge blocks Navy vaccine policy for legal challengers citing religious objections : politics ... This judge is notorious for being hard right and always ruling favorably towards right wing causes. Conservative groups actually make an effort to get their cases in his court for this reason. He shouldnt be on the bench.
One of Americas most partisan judges just gave Navy SEALs permission to defy a direct order

No Way to Grow Up - The New York Times For the past two years, Americans have accepted more harm to children in exchange for less harm to adults.

96 Michigan children hospitalized with COVID, breaking pandemic record : news

More than 103,000 Americans hospitalized with covid, matching worst of summer surge

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests positive for COVID-19 : politics

Hogan declares state of emergency as Maryland enters its most challenging time of the pandemic

Senator Rob Portman tests positive for COVID-19 : politics

DeSantis Blames Feds, Slams Hysteria as Florida Shatters COVID Records
Ron DeSantiss Vaccination Status Is Now a State Secret
Ron DeSantis under pressure as Florida breaks its Covid case record : politics
The governor is an enemy of the people, well-known activist says as hes handcuffed ahead of DeSantis news conference

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott who has opposed vaccine mandates is now asking for federal help with COVID-19 testing and treatment
Texas governor says hell sue to stop vaccine mandate for states National Guard

Conservative Anger at Vaccine Mandates Was About Vaccines, Not Mandates : politics

Ron Johnson escalates attack on vaccines: Why do we think that we can create something better than God? ... natural immunity ... (whut?)
Sen. Ron Johnson, who has spread misinformation about coronavirus, continues to attack vaccines
Is modern medicine a mistake? Views differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Kelly Ernby, former Orange County GOP state Assembly candidate and deputy D.A., dies of COVID-19 : politics - During the pandemic, Ernby remained an ardent and vocal opponent of COVID-19 vaccination mandates
Kelly Ernby, deputy DA and former Assembly candidate, has died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 46. She spoke publicly against government mandates requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, attending an anti-vaccine rally as recently as Dec 4, 2021. : HermanCainAward ... Not even a month between anti-vaccine rally and HCA. Dang. (freedumb to die)
Turning points - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Former California GOP state Assembly candidate & ardent and vocal opponent of COVID-19 vaccination mandates dies of COVID-19 at the age of 46On Dec 4, she spoke against vaccination mandates at a Turning Point USA rally. She subsequently became ill.

Yesterdays nominee, Yellow, knew Jesus was coming soon so didnt want any vaccines. He still hasn't shown up, she died today.
Red is a father of two young kids who prioritized memes over a vaccine that would keep him out of the hospital. An IN PERSON prayer meeting is tonight at 6. : HermanCainAward
A stubborn, independent, strong single dad of three minors earns his wings (black). Young adult daughter (yellow) is angry about the mocking memes thrown his way. (earned his angel wings by being stupid, Jesus loves idiots, apparently)
A nurse relates how traumatic it is to take care of even a compliant unvaccinated covid patient. : HermanCainAward

France's Bogdanoff TV twins die of Covid six days apart
France's Bogdanoff TV twins die of Covid six days apart - BBC News Aged 72, the brothers had not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Marketing in Sweden : funny

Entrata CEO accuses Jews of COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy in antisemitic email to Utah politicians. Chief executive Dave Bateman claims coronavirus vaccines are part of a plot to depopulate the Earth

Australia COVID-19 cases surge, overloading testing system | Reuters
Covid-positive nurses are working in NSW hospitals due to severe staffing shortages : worldnews
Djokovic to compete at Australian Open after an approved 'medical exemption : worldnews There you go. They have finally admitted inflammatory cardiac illness as grounds for exemption.

Covid-19: French MPs get death threats over support for vaccine pass that would bar the unvaccinated from much of public life : worldnews

Mozambique president and wife test positive for COVID-19 : worldnews

Unvaccinated People Ordered to Stay Home or Face Jail in Philippines Capital Manila

Russias Excess Death Toll Hits 930K

China locks down Yuzhou, city of 1.2 million, after recording 3 Covid-19 cases : worldnews

Police To Question Malaysian Journalist Over Report On Slow Flood Relief Response | TRP : worldnews

GM was Americas largest automaker for nearly a century. Itsabout to be dethroned by Toyota
Japan and South Korea face lost decade, locked in mutual distrust : worldnews

S.Koreas conservatives falter in election race over blunders, internal strife

Returned North Korea defector struggled to resettle in South, lived meagre life and was treated poorly : worldnews

Ex-organiser of Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil jailed for 15 months over banned 2021 commemoration : worldnews
Jailed Hong Kong democracy activist Chow Hang-tung was found guilty on Tuesday of inciting residents to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown, her second conviction over a chapter of China's past that is now being scrubbed in the finance hub : worldnews
Hong Kongs Carrie Lam rebuffs claims of press freedom chilling effect, says closure of media outlets unrelated to security law
China will continue to modernise nuclear arsenal: foreign ministry
IOCs Dick Pound says Covid-19 is a real concern for Beijing 2022 but only a slim chance Winter Games will be cancelled or postponed
Evergrande return our money! Investors protest at office of Chinese developer
Ex-GlaxoSmithKline scientist admits stealing trade secrets for Chinese company : worldnews
Tesla slammed for opening showroom in Xinjiang, Elon Musk asked to stop economic support for genocide (Muskrat cackles)
China denounces Walmart for stupidity after Sam's Club was accused of pulling Xinjiang products

Russian businessmans Kremlin ties could prove intelligence gold mine for US, former official says

As Afghanistan spirals into a vortex of poverty, parents are desperate enough to sell their own children : worldnews
Elite Afghan military pilots resettled in US fear for family they had to leave behind : worldnews

Girls in Seychelles to receive free sanitary products, relieving pressure on families : worldnews

Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane : worldnews

Niger police seize more than 200 kg of cocaine from mayors truck

Russian Jets Knock Out Water Supply In Syrias Idlib: Russian warplanes have bombed a pumping station that provides water to rebel-controlled Idlib city in northwestern Syria, potentially depriving hundreds of thousands of people in the overcrowded city of water.

Iran intentionally shot down Flight PS752 in an act of terrorism, Ontario court rules
Series of attacks highlights reach of Iran-allied militias : worldnews

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants Turkeys President tostop bringing up the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Hamas chief threatens kidnapping of Israelis if no prisoner swap reached : worldnews
Actress Emma Watson Posts in Solidarity of Palestine and Gains Ire of Israeli Ambassador
Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future (how dare she)
US author: Israel, US hold intl law and human rights in contempt (says Iran)
Bselem Accuses Israel of Encouraging Settler Violence Against Palestinians
IAF chief grounds fleet after deadly helicopter crash at sea : worldnews
Israels Mossad bombed German, Swiss firms to stop Pakistan nukes

Rasmussen Talks Ukraines and Georgias NATO Membership with Article 5 Not Covering Occupied Territories

Six French police officers will appear in disciplinary hearings January 4 accused of "administrative failings" in the gruesome case of Chahinez Daoud, who was killed by her husband last May. Daoud was one of 113 femicides in France in 2021

4,400 migrants lost at sea bound for Spain in 2021, double previous year : worldnews

Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022 : worldnews

Number of people crossing English Channel in small boats tripled in 2021 : worldnews
Past convictions for homosexual activity to be wiped from records, Patel to announce: UKs disregards and pardons scheme set to be expanded to right wrongsof the past (Thatcher hated gays)
Teenager charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Hillingdon | UK news : worldnews

Haitian prime minister survived weekend assassination attempt
Colombian suspected of involvement in killing of Haiti president held in Panama - sources : worldnews

Mexicos President says he asked US to pardon Julian Assange

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November : news

Biden disapproval hits new high as voters give him bad grades on economy, new CNBC/Change poll says : politics ... Fastest economic growth in nearly 40 years, but whatever ...

Biden asks student-loan borrowers todo their part in preparing for payments to resume on May 1 as pressure for broad cancellation ramps up again ("Here's the deal," he said. "Just stop eating."

New year, same demands: Joe Manchin will consider supporting Bidens agenda if monthly child tax credits get an income limit or are removed altogether (hates kids, he'll change his mind again)
Manchin: There are no negotiationson Biden spending bill at this time (fuck America, said the Manchinator)
Eschaton: Savvy Why do all the highly paid Advanced Politics Knowers take or pretend to take Manchin seriously every time he pretends he might support this or that or some other thing?

Schumer: Senate to vote on filibuster change on voting bill : politics
60 Groups to Senate Dems: Jettison Filibuster to Safeguard Our DemocracyAs we near the anniversary of a deadly insurrection at our nations Capitol, not a single federal bill has been signed into law to protect our democracy and our freedom to vote

What Merrick Garland should say about Jan. 6 ... The perception of the insurrection as a single, violent day grossly limits the scope of the crime and the appropriate prosecution ... Put differently, there is growing fear across an entire spectrum of pro-democracy activists and ordinary Americans that Garland does not appreciate the solemn obligation to investigate and, where possible, prosecute all aspects of the effort to overthrow the election. So far hes only been prosecuting the MAGA pawns on the ground who broke into the Capitol.
Gallego: Garland extremely weak on Jan. 6 cases
Why DOJ is avoiding domestic terrorism sentences for Jan. 6 defendants - POLITICO
Trumps Legal Fate Haunts Garlands DOJ a Year After Jan. 6 Riot

Capitol attack panel in race against time as Trump allies seek to run out clock : politics

Threat to Our Democracy Could Not Be Clearer, Says Sanders After Trump Endorses Far-Right Orban ... "23% don't believe the comet exists"
The risk of a coup in the next US election is greater now than it ever was under Trump : politics

In the Capitol's Shadow, the Jan. 6 Panel Quietly Ramps Up Its Inquiry - From a nondescript office building, a few dozen investigators and members of Congress are rushing to dissect what led to the worst attack on the Capitol in centuries.
The smoking gun that Liz Cheney is looking for on Trump comes into view ... The short version: Its likely the committee will explore recommending changes to federal law to further clarify that obstructing the electoral count in Congress is a crime subject to stiff penalties.
The Jan. 6 committee must consider Trumps criminal liability
Capitol riot committee will submit evidence of crimes for prosecution, chairman says : politics
Rep. Liz Cheney says Trump sat in the White House dining room and watched the Capitol riot unfold on TV instead of taking immediate action to stop the violence : politics
Rep. Thompson Confirms Insurrectionists Had Communications with Members of Congress : politics
Jan. 6 committee to request Sean Hannitys cooperation ... The committee revealed last month that Hannity texted then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the riot to urge him to get Trump to stop his supporters. ... Hannity was much more than a TV host during the Trump presidency. He was a friend, supporter and informal adviser in frequent phone calls with the former president ... "The real chief of staff" ... (now do Fucker Shithead)
A photographers helmet cam captured the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol
Hundreds of crimes, little punishment: Inside the sentences since the Capitol attack : politics

Peter Navarro had a perfectly legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it werent for those meddling insurrectionists.
When Jan. 6 ringleaders escape consequences, our democracy pays the price : politics

The insurrectionists' roll call : By Ann Telnaes (great Ghouliani)
The Republican Party Is Now the Party of January 6 : politics
Trump Tried A Coup In Plain Sight And Has, So Far, Gotten Away With It

The next US civil war is already here we just refuse to see it
Calling Trump Just a Warm-Up Act - Professor Warns of Democratic Collapse in US
GOP shudders at Trump Jan. 6 speech - POLITICO
Opinion: If we are to save our democracy, there must be a reckoning for the Jan. 6 attack : politics

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin says Mike Pence was a heroand a constitutional patriot on January 6

The Capitol Police and the Scars of the January 6th Riot - The New York Times For many officers, their bodies, minds and lives will never be the same after the attack.
A DC police officer gives a full account of battling insurrectionists on January 6: It was like guerrilla warfare
A Year Later, We Know Exactly Who the Capitol Rioters Were. The Answer Is Not Comforting. : politics

Insurrection prompts year of change for US Capitol Police : politics
A year after Jan. 6 attack, Capitol Hill neighborhood still feels the effects - The Washington Post
January 6 Insurrection: One Year Later, Families Are Still Divided | Teen Vogue This is what it's like to be the child of a January 6 insurrectionist.
Capitol rioter compares attacks on her to treatment of Jews in Germany -- Jenna Ryan spoke to NBC News five days before she reported to a federal prison in Texas. ... "Sorry, I have blonde hair, white skin, a great job, a great future, and I'm not going to jail" (narrator: she went to jail)

Facebook Reportedly Tried to Run a Real-Life Manipulation Campaign on Congress : politics

Most Americans say punishments against Capitol rioters are not harsh enough, poll finds : politics

4 in 10 Republicans say Jan. 6 was very violent: poll : politics (7 in 10 say Trump won and Biden stole the election)
New polling shows rising acceptance of political violence 1 year after January 6 riot : politics
Americans behavior gets worse. No wonder our politics are lousy.

As Midterms and 2024 Loom, Trump Political Operation Revs Up - The New York Times The former president is set to headline an event at Mar-a-Lago next month for endorsed candidates and major donors to benefit a supportive super PAC.

Facebook groups topped 10,000 daily attacks on election before Jan. 6, analysis shows : politics ... Facebook executives have played down the companys role in the Jan. 6 attack and have resisted calls, including from its own Oversight Board, for a comprehensive internal investigation. The company also has yet to turn over all the information requested by the congressional committee studying the Jan. 6 attack, though it says it is negotiating with the committee.

Trump, Ivanka, and Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before the NY AG regarding the families business practices. : politics
Donald Trumps children refuse to testify in fraud inquiry

Media Watchdogs Warn Networks Against Uncritical Airing of Big Lie Trump Event
Trump is getting terrible advice by planning news conference on anniversary of Capitol riot, ex-aide says
Burning down the house - Lawyers, Guns & Money Trump fell five Rudys short.

This is it: Swalwell warns 2022 could be last election if GOP wins majority
Cruz: If GOP takes the House, Biden will be impeached whether its justified or not
Analysis: Republicans are in great shape to win the House majority : politics

January 6th May Have Been Only the First Wave of Christian Nationalist Violence : politics (christofascists)

Heres where election-denying candidates are running to control voting

Republicans hit snags deploying gerrymandering strategy to strengthen grip on power : politics

On eve of 2022 session, resignations, death taking toll on Republican majority in Missouri : politics ... The Show Me Your Worst State.
Missouri GOP fears over proposed congressional maps: we are in trouble as a red state ... They're mad because the redistricting commission came up with maps that have a 5-2-1 (Republican - Competitive - Democrat) split instead of 7-1. In a state that is 42% blue.

Trumps Supreme Court allows Trumps other crank judges to run free ... the Biden administration is showing little resistance, even in cases (like the order to restore the Remain in Mexico policy) where the courts have no real ability to enforce their orders. The Cult of the Court remains powerful no matter how lawless the federal courts get. (Clarence Thomas is your god)

Why The Republican Party Isnt Concerned With Popularity ... But the biggest reason why the GOP may not be pushing more popular policies is that recent history suggests its unnecessary. (Roe may change the calculus)

Melania Trump to auction white hat and other items for $250,000 minimum bid - CNNPolitics (cashing in)

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Appears Headed for Trial After Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges : politics Illegal donation ($30,000), lying about it, and (R), of course. From a Nigerian billionaire!

Texas Pollution Soars After Cold Snap Upends Natural Gas Sector - Bloomberg ... nearly 1 billion cubic feet of gas was burned or wasted due to weather-related shutdowns (Deathbot cackles)

Odds of Gerrymandering Grow in New York as Redistricting Panel Falters : politics

The Radicalization of J.D. Vance -- As he runs for the Senate, the Hillbilly Elegyauthor has gone from media darling to establishment pariah. Is his new, fiery, right-wing persona an act? Or is something more interesting going on? (vampire acolyte and mawmaw's hillbilly dipshit ... "He looks like Donald Trump Jr." )

Elizabeth Holmes's fraud conviction adds another chapter to the history of white-collar crime - From Enron to the financial crisis, a look at some past high-profile financial scandals

Andrew Cuomos criminal sexual assault charges dropped by Albany DA

Notes from the professional leagues - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Hank Aaron's "nationality" was "negro" and Roger Maris' was "American"

Gail Heriot is appalled that the editors of a law journal have editorial standards:

Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith Steps Down to Found News Startup - WSJ New companys editor in chief will be Ben Smith, who is leaving the New York Times
Ben Smith Is Leaving the Times for a Global News Start-Up - The New York Times Mr. Smith will help start a new organization with Justin Smith, the chief executive of Bloomberg Media ... Ben Smith said in an interview that they planned to build a global newsroom that broke news and experimented with new formats of storytelling. (MetaMedia)

Judge orders Mississippi city to allow mosque construction : news

Keanu Reeves donated 70% of Matrix pay to cancer research

The Dangerous Allure of Conspiracy Theories : philosophy
but if youre in a cult, it may make sense,so

Completed Platos republic and it's one of the most fascinating books I have come across. Its kinda horrifying how much of it is still true to this today ... Plato, like his inspiration Socrates, were deeply anti-democratic.

(PDF) The Disastrous Tenth Century: Cataclysm And Collapse | Gunnar Heinsohn -
Henry the Fowler - Wikipedia
The Tenth-Century Collapse in West Francia and the Birth of Christian Holy War -
Nine medieval comet sightings that signalled death and destruction | The British Academy
Saudi Aramco World : The Long Haired Star
Comet Swift-Tuttle
10th century
2007 Schools Wikipedia Selection : Subject Index : History / General history

People who are obsessed with celebrities tend to score lower on measures of cognitive ability: Our results also support previous findings showing that excessive behaviors such ascelebrity worshiping can possibly impair cognitive functioning

Psilocybin, in 10mg or 25mg doses, has no short- or long-term detrimental effects in healthy people : science

Researchers identify biomarker for depression, antidepressant response. Researchers are one step closer to developing a blood test that provides a simple biochemical hallmark for depression and reveals the efficacy of drug therapy in individual patients. : science

Arctic hunter-gatherers were advanced ironworkers more than 2,000 years ago. Ancient hunter-gatherers at two Swedish sites probably manufactured more iron and steel, and were more socially organized and sedentary than we previously thought.

TIL the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas was found less than four months ago, and was several thousands of years older than previously thought : todayilearned

Doctors of Reddit, what Home Remedy has a patient try that backfired in the worst way possible?

What are some myths about sex that just annoy you? : AskReddit


5 nuclear-weapon states vow no arms race in joint statement : worldnews
No one can win a nuclear war: Superpowers release rare joint statement

Taiwan earthquake: Buildings shake as huge earthquake rocks Taipei : worldnews

Did a Meteor Explode Over Pittsburgh? - The New York Times

Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced : worldnews

Croatia taking plastic bags 15-50 microns thick out of circulation from 1 Jan : worldnews

Ikea is raising prices by 9% in 2022 : worldnews

Public Health Official announces 31,184 new cases, 38 new deaths, 19.87% positivity rate, and more - January 03 : CoronavirusMa
In its first COVID-19 data report since Friday, Mass. reports 31,184 confirmed cases and 39 deaths
The KN95 masks sent to schools do not meet the 95 percent filtration standard : CoronavirusMa

155 BPS Teachers, Staffers Test Positive For COVID : CoronavirusMa
Massachusetts drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites overwhelmed by long lines (Baker fucks up yet again)

Latest from Katelyn Jetelina -- current Omicron state of affairs : CoronavirusMa
Covid Live Updates: Lack of Quick Test to Diagnose Omicron or Delta Complicates Treatments

Swabbing your throat, then nose might be better for detecting omicron (with at home test) : CoronavirusMa

Evidence for a mouse origin of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant : science

Defense Secretary Austin says he has tested positive for Covid-19 : worldnews

Black patients are over three times more likely than average to have been hospitalised with Omicron, figures show : worldnews

Nurses Are Furious About the CDCs New Isolation RulesRather than getting higher pay or more staff, medical workers are being forced to endure looser guidelines that put everyone at greater risk.
Opinion | Handing out unemployment aid to people who refuse to get vaccinated is silly : politics (refucks get paid to spread the plague)

~ Association between severity of COVID-19 symptoms and habitual food intake in adult outpatients

Study: Parenting communities on Facebook were subject to a powerful misinformation campaign early in the Covid-19 pandemic that pulled them closer to extreme communities and their misinformation. The research also reveals the machinery of how online misinformation 'ticks'. : science
Covid conspiracy groups may switch to climate misinformation in 2022, experts warn : technology

Help me Brandon : PoliticalHumor

Covid cases rise by 948% in Florida as Omicron drives huge wave across US : news
Florida governor calls on feds for more COVID antibody doses : news

Texas lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19 : politics ... Patrick went on Fox News on Monday evening to defend comments he made last month where he said he would rather die from the widely spreading coronavirus than see the economy destroyed for his children and grandchildren.

Southeast U.S. poised for a firestorm of omicron cases, with few safeguards in place - The Washington Post - Lower vaccination rates and fewer mask and vaccine mandates have created a much different environment for the omicron variant to spread in the South, leaving experts unsure whether outbreaks will end up deadlier than in the North. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi are among the states experiencing the sharpest increases in covid-19 hospitalizations since Christmas

Manhattan DA wont charge Cuomo in nursing home probe, lawyer says
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced hospitals, beginning Tuesday, will provide separate numbers on how many people are hospitalized because of COVID-19 and those who were admitted for other reasons, but subsequently tested positive for the virus and may have a mild or asymptomatic case.

YouTube takes down antivaxx Joe Rogan interview with Dr Robert Malone which likened vaccines to mass psychosis

My Q-stepmom is divorcing my father after twenty-three years. She is picking this garbage over our family. : QAnonCasualties
My ability to feel sympathy for people who refuse vaccination is almost out. : QAnonCasualties
I grew up like this : QAnonCasualties (list of conspiracies)
My Q sister has most likely infected me with covid. : QAnonCasualties
Update: Biker joked about still being alive despite taking no precautions but sadly found out, Covid is no joke. Just a couple of weeks ago he was strong as an ox, now his family is planning a funeral. : HermanCainAward

Dozens Face $4,700 Fines After COVID Curfew Protests in Montreal : worldnews
Quebec begins retail store closures amid new COVID-19 wave : worldnews

Riot police with batons and shields tried to break up a crowd of several thousand who had gathered in the Dutch capital to protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures and vaccinations. An emergency ordinance empowered police to clear protesters violating a ban on holding public gatherings : worldnews

Brazilian health authorities said Sunday they would investigate reports of cruise liners violating Covid-19 protocols, after outbreaks hit three ships plying the coast : worldnews
India launches drive to vaccinate children before a feared Omicron surge : worldnews

Australia starts 2022 with record Covid cases : worldnews

Japan bans facial recognition tech exports due to Chinas human rights abuses: Tokyo signals intention to work with US and other allies on future export restrictions.

South Koreas President pledges final push for peace with North Korea

Man who made border crossing was likely a former North Korean gymnast-defector, Seoul says : worldnews

Taiwan university offers raises to encourage faculty to teach in native tongues: Instructors eligible for 50% hourly wage hike for conducting classes in Indigenous languages, Taiwanese, Hakka, Taiwan Sign Language, or Matsu dialect. : worldnews

Pro-democracy news site closing in Hong Kong after police raid at separate outlet : worldnews
Another Hong Kong news outlet shuts down, citing fears for employee safety : worldnews
Hong Kong police arrest teenage boy, seize HK$1.1 million worth of meth in late-night Sham Shui Po raid : worldnews
Biggest China real estate developer Evergrande shares halted in fresh crisis : worldnews

More Domestic Crackdowns Loom on Russias Horizon in 2022

Bulli Bai: India app that put Muslim women up for sale is shut : worldnews
Bulli Bai: Indias Muslim women again listed on app for 'auction'

There is no money left: Covid crisis leaves Sri Lanka on brink of bankruptcy

Gas Shortage Leads to Pakistan Losing 20% of Vital Textile Exports : worldnews

Taliban Pour 3,000 Litres Of Liquor Into Canal, Say Muslims Have To Seriously Abstain From Alcohol

Turkey inflation surges 36% amid lira crisis, highest since 2002 : worldnews (actually 80%m Furkey is Erdofucked)

President Joe Bidens administration announced on Saturday that it had excluded Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from a US-Africa trade agreement, saying the actions of the three governments violated its principles

South African parliament in Cape Town entirely destroyed by fire : worldnews

Sudan coup: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns after mass protests : worldnews

Houthi militia hijacks UAE-flagged cargo ship carrying medical supplies : worldnews

Iran vows revenge for Soleimani killing if Trump not put on trial : worldnews

Russian jets bomb rebel-held Idlib in Syria, witnesses say : worldnews

Suez Canal revenues hit all-time record at $6.3 billion : worldnews

Israel: Jerusalem Post site hacked on anniversary of killing of top Iranian general : worldnews
2022 will see intense effort to paint Israel as an apartheid state, says Israels Foreign Minister Lapid

On Russia, NATO cannot fold : worldnews

Finland says it could join Nato despite Russian pressure : worldnews

After rightwing attacks on rescues, UK lifeboat charity has record fundraising year | Immigration and asylum : worldnews
Scottish witches in line for apology hundreds of years after being burned at the stake
More than half of UKs black children live in poverty, analysis shows

President Bolsonaro admitted to Sao Paulo hospital

US catches Kremlin insider who may have secrets of 2016 hack : worldnews

Eschaton: Remember W.? Not an important thing, really, but sometimes I marvel at the fact that there wasn't ever really much of a grappling with the reasons why George Bush went from The Greatest Man In America (I'd say to conservatives, but this was a full media affair) to being widely hated by the public (even as the media were penning "comeback kid" stories) to just gone.

In 2022, Lets Tax the Rich 10 Billionaires Added $402 Billion to Their Fortunes in 2021 | "It's taxes or pitchforks," declared one progressive advocacy group.

Ending Medicaid work requirements - Lawyers, Guns & Money Quietly, the Biden administration has undone one of Trumps cruelty-is-the-point legacies:

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty in landmark Silicon Valley fraud case - Mixed verdict included jury finding Holmes guilty on four of 11 charges in fraud trial ... Larry Ellison, media moguls Rupert Murdoch and the Cox family and the family of former education secretary Betsy DeVos. Holmes even attracted big name statesmen like Henry Kissinger and Jim Mattis to her board of directors. If someone asked me for a list of the biggest d-bags in America today, this is a good start.
Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty on 4 counts of fraud and conspiracy at her former company - The Boston Globe
Elizabeth Holmes found guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Some thoughts after reading Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup ... "No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, youll learn that the reality was actually far worse." ... David Boies ...

60 groups urge Senate Democrats to reform filibuster for voting rights : politics
Schumer threatens imminent vote on Senate rules change : politics

Donald Trump Planned to Stoke Unrest, Call Out Troops, General Milley Feared : politics

US could be under a right-wing dictatorship by the end of the decade, expert warns : politics
Birtherism paved the way for the big lieThe latter is proving more pervasive and stubborn. A University of Massachusetts poll showed that 71 percent of Republicans believe Biden was not rightfully elected, while another ABC News poll had an identical 71 percent saying Trump was the rightful winner of the election. (50 million traitor zombies)

6 in 10 Americans say U.S. democracy is in crisis as the big lie takes root -- wo-thirds of GOP respondents agree with the verifiably false claim that "voter fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election"

They resigned in protest over Jan. 6 then never went after Trump again

Attorney General Garland to speak on Jan. 6 investigation - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Secret Commandos with Shoot-to-Kill Authority Were at the Capitol
Members of Congress interacted with Jan. 6 rioters, Rep. Thompson says : politics
Is the smoking gun in Trumps Jan. 6 attempted coup hiding in plain sight? Trump insider Bernie Kerik claims ex-president drafted a letter to involve the Insurrection Act on Jan. 6. The American people need to see this.
Cheney: Trump sat in White House watching Capitol attack on TV : politics
Cheney: January 6 committee has firsthand testimony that Ivanka asked Trump to intervene during insurrection
Liz Cheney says GOP must be loyal to either Trump or Constitution, but "cannot be both" : politics
Liz Cheney says Trump is unfit for office and clearly can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again
Peter Navarro: Trump Distributed Bogus Election Fraud Research to Every Congressional Republican : There were over 100 congressmen ready to implement the plan ... "The Immaculate Deception"
The coup is still underway - The Boston Globe Make no mistake an aspiring dictator, egged on by his allies in Congress, failed to hold on to power this time. But those very same people havent given up.
YUP, YUP, YUP!! : PoliticalHumor

Letitia James Seeks to Question Trump Children in Fraud Inquiry - The New York Times The attorney general, Letitia James, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of a civil investigation.
Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by N.Y. attorney general in civil probe - The Boston Globe
Eldest Trump children won't comply with subpoenas from New York attorney general - Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump are now respondents in the civil case.

It's only gotten worse: The long shadow of the night that broke the House - For most Democrats, the biggest affront wasnt even the violence by Donald Trump's supporters. It was the votes more than 140 of their GOP colleagues took afterward.

Another Far-Right Group Is Scrutinized in Effort to Aid Trump - The New York Times The organization, called 1st Amendment Praetorian, is not as well known as the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys, but it worked closely with pro-Trump forces in the months after the 2020 election.

The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results - The New York Times
Capitol Riot A Distant Memory In The Senate: Seems As If It Never Happened

How Extremism Went Mainstream: Washington Needs a New Approach to Preventing Far-Right Violence : politics

The Republican Axis Reversing the Rights Revolution - We are witnessing a reordering of American life not seen in half a century. : politics
Editorial: American fascism is still rising. What are you going to do about it, California? : politics
The GOPs grip on states is becoming a horror show. Some Democrats see a way out.

The Corporate Insurrection: How companies have broken promises and funded seditionists : politics

Far-right influencers and QAnon devotees are battling over online audiences in the power vacuum created by Trumps departure from office

Republicans who watch Fox News are more likely to believe false theories about Jan. 6 : politics
How the media must fight for American democracy: Atlantic, NPR, AP offer lessons - The Washington Post Journalists stepped it up in 2021, but now we need a concerted effort

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story | AP News (crazy-ass violent bitch)

Maxine Waters Calls Marjorie Taylor Greene An Extremist Radical Who Should Not Be In Congress
Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Facebook hours after Twitter ban : politics
What does Marjorie Taylor Greene do all day? : politics

Meet the scariest Republican candidates of 2022: It wasnt easy to pick 'em ... almost half from Arizona, go figure

It's time for Democrats to remind Republicans: The GOP is very much in the minority

Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro is promoting an election fraud board game : politics

Three WA Republican legislators used taxpayer money to attend Mike Lindells election conspiracy conference

Nunes formally resigns from Congress : politics

Beto ORourkes blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

Is it just me, or is the GOP running a ventriloquist dummy against Fetterman in PA? : PoliticalHumor

Korean American News Anchor Michelle Li Criticized by Viewer for Being 'Very Asian' On Air

Silverii: Republicans are trying to scare you with exagerations of crime : politics

Blessed are the tweet makers - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Josh Mandel on Twitter: "Twitter would have banned Jesus for the Sermon on the Mount." / Twitter

Mainstream media darling of 2017 moves ever closer to full fash - Lawyers, Guns & Money Congratulations to every outlet who promoted the Yalie venture capitalist and Peter Thiel sockpuppet as a Reasonable, Moderate Conservative:
Nicholas Grossman on Twitter: "OK, so we take the state assuming control of private businesses thing from socialism, but use it to force companies to act as message distributors for right-wing nationalist politicians. A "nationalist socialism" if you will. We can workshop the name later." / Twitter

Mugshots of 8 of the right wing terrorists who plotted to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan : pics

Oprah Visits a County Where No Black Person Had Lived for 75 Years (1987) : videos

Philadelphia's ban on pre-hire marijuana testing will take effect in the new year : news

Sex workers are pitted against each other in fight over Californias loitering law

After adjusting for other risk factors, including the amount of current tobacco smoking, marijuana use was not associated with ischemic stroke, regardless of the timing of use in relationship to the stroke, including ever use, use within 30 days, and use within 24 hours. : science

A national analysis found 72% of Colorado children under age 6 had lead in their blood, well above the national rate of 51% (Sep 2021, n=1mil) Individual- and Community-Level Factors Associated With Detectable and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in US Children Results From a National Clinical Laboratory : science

Psychologists from the University of Barcelona have found that people who tend to believe in pseudoscience seek less evidence before reaching conclusions. : science

An olfactory receptor gene that aids in the sense of smell may also play a role in the metastasis of breast cancer to the brain, bones and lung, researchers have found. : science

TIL that Syphilis has a complex linguistic history. Even as the English used to call it the French disease, the French called it the Neapolitan one. The Russians called it Polish, the Poles called it German, the Germans called it French and the Danish called it Spanish. : todayilearned

Evidence Mounts That Porn Doesnt Cause Erectile Dysfunction

No convincing scientific evidence that hangover cures work, according to new research. The study assessed 21 placebo-controlled randomized trials of clove extract, red ginseng, Korean pear juice, and other hangover cures. : science

Heightened religiosity is associated with reduced sexual satisfaction among committed couples, according to new research. But there is an important exception: Religious individuals who believe their sexual relationship with their partner is sacred tend to have higher sexual satisfaction. : science

A large-scale analysis of people (N=24,000 adults across the United States from 2005 to 2016) who eat mushrooms suggests they have a lower risk of developing depression. The association is still a mystery, and for now, the authors say the data should be interpreted with caution. : science

TIL that after the defeat of the confederate states many soldiers joined the Egyptian military in their attempted conquest of Ethiopia. : todayilearned

What is the creepiest thing that has ever happened while you were home alone? : AskReddit
Whats the creepiest thing thats happened when you were camping or alone? [Serious] : AskReddit

You are given 1 wish, but everything you wish happens to everyone, what is your wish? : AskReddit


Thwaites: Antarctic glacier heading for dramatic change : worldnews

Radioactive waste generated from treating highly contaminated water used to cool crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has thrown up yet new nightmarish challenges in decommissioning the facility. The project may not reach its completion date, scheduled in 30 years : worldnews

Chinese nuclear fusion reactor research facility in Anhui runs at 70 million degrees Celsius for over 17 minutes which lays a solid scientific and experimental foundation towards the running of a fusion reactor, according to researcher Gong Xianzu at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the : worldnews

Germany hits out at Brussels plan to label nuclear and gas 'green'
Germany One Step Closer to Nuclear-Free Future as Three of Six Power Plants Go Offline. "By massively increasing renewable energy and accelerating the expansion of the electricity grid we can show that this is possible in Germany," the country's Green economy and climate minister said. : worldnews

Worlds Oldest Zoo Asks for Donations to Cover $94K Monthly Food Bill: Tiergarten Schonbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria, shared images of the behind-the-scenes stock tallied at a major zoo. It said food costs can run as high as $3,400 a day

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way - The New York Times In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

Canada: whistleblower warns of baffling neurological illness affecting growing number of young adults : worldnews

Colorado Saw the Return of the Urban Firestorm : What happened in Colorado was something much scarier than a wildfire. By David Wallace-Wells
Veronica Acosta on Twitter: "On Washington Ave near Pikes Peak Ct. - this is what one community looks like as the sun starts coming up. @DenverChannel" / Twitter
One of the more sobering videos taken by BPD Patrol off S. Marshall Rd. in Superior on Thursday afternoon during the height of the fire. First responders from all over the Denver Metro area rushed to help with evacs and traffic control
From our photog @dave_wille near the Flatirons. These fires continue to take out entire neighborhoods. @CBSDenver #MarshallFire

New studies reinforce belief that Omicron is less likely to damage lungs : worldnews

Hospital Covid admissions from omicron could exceed second wave, study suggests : worldnews

And this remains very true despite Omicron seeming to produce more breakthrough infections:
Mark D. Levine on Twitter: "Who is filling up the hospitals in NYC as omicron surges? Answer: it's still the unvaccinated. They are now *32* times more likely to land in the hospital vs. vaccinated. You don't want those odds. Get vax'd now." / Twitter

Texas Gov. Asks For Federal Help With COVID Testing, Treatments As Cases Climb : politics (Deathbot)

Im a UK Covid scientist. Heres a sample of the abuse in my inbox

Turkey starts offering 5th dose of COVID-19 booster shots : worldnews

Canadian prisons reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, dozens of new cases among staff : worldnews

Melbourne man sets himself on fire over jab mandates : worldnews

Taiwan rejects US CDC guidance on 5-day quarantine - Some Omicron cases still infectious up to 12 days after testing positive : worldnews

Frightening new Covid data shows Boris Johnsons omicron gamble may be about to implode
Boris Johnson asks ministers to plan for Covid workplace absences of up to 25% | Coronavirus : worldnews
England sets new record for COVID-19 cases : worldnews

More than half of all crew at the Princess Elizabeth Antarctic ice station catch Coronavirus - despite being in one of the most remote places on the globe : worldnews

Australian defence review finds no security grounds to overturn Chinese companys Port of Darwin lease

Floods hit seven states in Malaysia, thousands more evacuated : worldnews

2 elderly people die, 4 taken to hospital after choking on mochi in Tokyo : worldnews

South Korean crosses armed border in rare defection to North : worldnews
Out With Man HatersAfter slow gains in womens rights, the country is facing a type of political correctness enforced by young men angry at feminists, saying they undermine opportunity ... South Korea has the highest gender wage gap among the wealthy countries. Less than one-fifth of its national lawmakers are women. Women make up only 5.2 percent of the board members of publicly listed businesses, compared with 28 percent in the United States.

Taiwans Evergreen hands out up to 40 months salary as year-end bonus

Documents show Chinese government collects droves of data from Western social media: report : worldnews
Map drawn from memory helps reunite kidnapped Chinese man with family : worldnews

Putin makes no mention of Trump in New Year Greetings to former leaders for 2022 : worldnews
Russian junior hockey team removed from plane for smoking, mask refusals : worldnews

12 dead, 15 injured in crowd surge at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir : worldnews

India Quietly Launches Third Arihant-Class Nuclear-Powered Submarine: Report. : worldnews
Outrage As Muslim Women Listed On App For "Auction" With Pics Again : worldnews

Military: 4 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in raids : worldnews

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan : worldnews

Large fire tears through South Africas parliament, causing roof to collapse

Iran calls for UN action on US over killing of Soleimani : worldnews

Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire : worldnews
Anti-aircraft missiles fired at IDF helicopters during Gaza strike, but miss. : worldnews
Israel: Palestinian shot, killed in alleged stabbing attempt : worldnews

Biden tells Putin that the U.S. and allies will respond "decisively" if Russia invades Ukraine : worldnews

Moscow warns Finland and Sweden against joining Nato amid rising tensions
Finland says it could join NATO if it wants to, despite Russias opposition

Orbans Sinister anti-Muslim Hatemongering Now Threatens Lives in Bosnia - Hungary's Orban refuses to accept Muslims can be Europeans. His bigotry, and his collusion with Serbian nationalists, are provoking another war, while the backlash from fellow EU states is barely audible

Pope calls for end to violence against women in new year message : worldnews

Soccer fans in Belgium do Nazi salutes, chant about killing Jews, Hamas : worldnews

How Italys one-euro homes are helping to revive rural villages

874 cars were torched in France on New Year's Eve - fewer than in previous years. Over 1,900 cars were torched in 2019. It has become a so called tradition, occurring in spite of law enforcement efforts to stop it. : worldnews

Food disruptions feared in UK as new Brexit rules kick in : worldnews

Asylum seeker in Canada for 21 years told he can stay : worldnews

Media watchdog says 45 journalists killed in 2021 : worldnews

Progressives warn inaction on student debt could hurt Democrats in midterms : politics

Survivors and lawmakers urge Congress to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act years after it expired : politics

u/mikethebard explains how Reagan screwed over USA and why does todays political and financial climate look like this?

The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to Power

Trump Is Making the Midterms a Referendum on Himself - The former president is already picking favorites in Republican contests. Whether they win will be a test of his power.

1 in 3 Americans say violence against government can be justified, citing fears of political schism, pandemic - The Washington Post
CBS News poll: A year after Jan. 6, violence still seen threatening U.S. democracy, and some say force can be justified - CBS News

Most Americans condemn it and believe Trump is at least partially to blame.

Republican Liz Cheney calls Trump clearly unfit for future office

Jan. 6 committee prepares to go public as findings mount : politics
Chilling Trump Letter Calling For Seizure Of Election Material Revealed In Log To Jan. 6 Probers
House committee says Trump privilege claim should be tossed : politics
Trump still says his supporters werent behind the Jan. 6 attack but I was there

Republican Party paying Donald Trumpslegal bills is more proof he owns the GOP

Michael Cohen celebrates as his lawyers serve Bill Barr with legal papers: Happy New Year, asshole!

Capitol rioters' tears, remorse dont spare them from jail

Poll: Houses Jan. 6 probe is populareven among many Republicans

At time of Capitol prayer service Jan. 6, Trump will deliver remarks doubling down on the 'Big Lie'

Nothing Resembling Fraud Detected in Initial Findings of Texas Election Audit Trump Pushed for Desperately : politics

America gave up on truly educating all its kids. Then Jan. 6 happened. Coincidence? | Will Bunch ... Pennsylvania 45th in the nation in state support for its public schools. ... McKean County also has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Pennsylvania, just 38.1%, compared with 52.7% statewide ... The war on public universities is one of the many horrid legacies of Ronald Reagan (Ronnie Dumbfuck and refucks want stupid worker-drones)

Twitter reportedly suspends Marjorie Taylor Greenes account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation
More of this please - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: A Genius In His Own Mind I don't care about the author or book being reviewed here, but it's a good takedown of the general group of people who think they can have a few deep thoughts while on the toilet that NOBODY HAS EVER THOUGHT OF BEFORE and UTTERLY DESTROY entire disciplines.
Is the Human Impulse to Tell Stories Dangerous? - The New York Times ... (and lurking in the shadows of Gottschall's stupidity, Peevan Stinker)

Adventures in extreme aging - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Scientists discovered a massive new world and they have no idea how it formed : worldnews


James Webb Space Telescope unfurls massive sunshield in major deployment milestone : worldnews

UK has warmest New Years Eve on record astemperatures top 15C

China's 'artificial sun' hits new high in clean energy boost

EU Drafts Plan to Label Gas and Nuclear Investments as Green : worldnews

Scotland missed 100% clean electricity consumption in 2020 by only 1.4% : worldnews

Last-ditch effort under way to stop corncrake extinction in Britain: Steady decline of migratory bird concerns conservationists who highlight importance of wildlife-friendly farming. : worldnews

Thats a wrap: French plastic packaging ban for fruit and veg begins

Great white shark photographed with massive bite mark on its body : pics

Colorado wildfires: tens of thousands evacuated as blazes destroy hundreds of homes : worldnews
Total devastation after wildfire charges through Colorado towns
Snowfall extinguishes Colorado wildfires and 2 people are reportedly missing : news
Apocalypse Now - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Its just relentless: Exhausted hospital workers battle another COVID surge ... MGH ... But in the medical intensive care unit where Mover works treating the hospitals sickest patients, 15 of the 18 beds were occupied last week by people critically ill with COVID. Almost all of them were unvaccinated.

Campaign Urges Biden Admin to Mail Continuous Supply of Masks, Tests to All US Households | Public health experts and advocates are calling on the federal government to deliver free rapid at-home tests and N95-quality masks to every household in America twice a month through May 2022

Japan Is Working on a COVID-19 Vaccine That Offers Lifelong Immunity : worldnews
Omicron Doesn't Infect the Lungs Very Well, Animal Studies Find - The New York Times Compared with earlier variants, Omicron may cause less damage to the lungs, new animal research suggests.

US shatters its average daily Covid-19 case record again. Experts describe coming weeks as a "tidal wave" and "blizzard"

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asks federal government for more COVID testing sites in areas with spikes : politics (after fucking everything up, wants you to pay for it)
Governor Abbott, TDEM, DSHS Request Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites, Medical Personnel, Increased Monoclonal Antibody Allocations : politics ... Vaccines: $20 a dose; Monoclonal antibodies: $2000 a dose. (Deathbot says vaccines unnecessary and waste of money)
Federal judge stops mask and vaccine mandates in Texas Head Start | KLBK | KAMC | ... He was nominated by President Donald Trump in January 2019 ... (Federalist fucker)

Florida breaks single-day COVID case record : news
Please Take a Moment From Your Vacation, Ron DeSantis, and Reassure Florida : politics

People who believe COVID-19 misinformation are more likely to contract the virus. : science

Arizona reports another big jump of COVID cases, 125 deaths | AP News

Does anyone's Q person believe in "vaccine shedding?"
Fact Check-COVID-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide | Reuters
My QDad got Covid : QAnonCasualties
Qs and the upcoming "RV?"
My wife is a conspiracy theorist and our lives are hell : QAnonCasualties
It feels like nothing is off the table for Mom. : QAnonCasualties I feel like 2020 just broke a lot of peoples brains.
He waited three days while intubated in the ER because there were no hospital beds available anywhere in his state. They airlifted him to another hospital when one opened up. Jesus welcomed him into Heaven yesterday. Another victim of the plague of misinformation. : HermanCainAward

Unvaccinated workers who lose jobs ineligible for EI (unemployment) benefits, minister says : worldnews (Canada)

1 in 15 people in London likely has COVID-19 : worldnews
Italy reports a record of more 144,000 new Covid-19 cases in a day : worldnews
Germany: Soldier arrested after video threat to government over vaccination rules : worldnews

India Sending 1 Million Covaxin Doses to Afghanistan for First Time after Taliban Takeover : worldnews

All U.S. forcespersonnel to take virus test after arrival in Japan
Japan nonprofit crowdfunding donations for Syrian children to get free school lunches : worldnews

18-year-olds now able to run for South Korean parliament : worldnews

N.Koreas Kim talks food not nukes for 2022
Cats blamed for more than 100 house fires in South Korea : worldnews

In New Year's speech, Taiwan president warns China against military adventurism

Stand News raid: Hong Kong justice chief says foreign critics of journalist arrests are in violation of intl law (which says never say anything bad about China)
China vows no forgivenessfor tax cheats in common prosperity drive (it's legal in Amercia for rich fucks)
A new Chinese law on the protection of sensitive data has made it much harder, if not impossible, for foreign investors to access information on Chinas economy over the past few months. Analysts say the Chinese Communist Party is using this law to tighten control over strategic sectors
China says it has hypersonic missiles with heat-seeking tech years before US
To Counter NASAs $100 Billion Artemis Program, China Advances Its Low-Cost Lunar Base Mission By Eight Years

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow firmly defended its interests in 2021 a year marked by an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition and increased tensions with the West in a New Years address.

Kashmir stampede at Hindu shrine kills at least 12 people | Kashmir : worldnews

Over 12,000 NGOs, Including Oxfam And Jamia, Lose Foreign Funding Licence - "Refusing FCRA clearance has been listed by critics of the government as its way of suppressing organisations whose work or officials are not considered supportive enough of the centre." : worldnews (Modi-fuck)
India considering to purchase additional S-400 or newer S-500 squadrons. : worldnews
Women fight off Hindutva mob who disrupted Christmas prayers in India. : worldnews - Women of a Dalit household in Tumakuru staved off an attack by a group of Hindutva vigilantes who barged into their house and tried to stop them from celebrating a Christmas event on Tuesday, December 28. (Hindu cops say no problem)
We will cut you up: A glimpse of violence Christians face in India.

U.S. Military Focusing on ISIS Cell Behind Attack at Kabul Airport - The New York Times The suicide bomber who killed nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. troops, had been freed from prison by the Taliban days before the attack.

Erdogan calls on Turks to keep all savings in lira : worldnews (Erdofucked)

Desmond Tutu laid to rest at state funeral in South Africa : worldnews

Will 2022 Bring A Revived Iran Nuclear Deal -- Or A Hard-Line Plan B? : worldnews
Iran space launch fails to put payloads into orbit - official : worldnews

Rally in Baghdad on anniversary of Iran general Qassem Soleimanis death
Iraq: 20 civilians found dead after stand-off with suspected terrorist. "Upon entering the house when the owner refused to surrender, the unit found that all members of his family, numbering 20 civilians, had died," : worldnews ... The sister of one of the suspects says the officer who ordered the raid harbored animosity towards her brother. She also says the said officer killed and demolished the house on them and her brother was innocent and was just a poor worker, never being affiliated with ISIS.

PA President Abbas accuses Israel of organized terrorism, ethnic cleansing
2 rockets fired from Gaza hit off central Israel coast; terror groups blame weather : worldnews
Dozens of Israeli Artists Ask to Withdraw From Exhibition After a Political Artwork Was Removed : worldnews

President Biden says Russia will have "a heavy price to pay" if it invades Ukraine : worldnews

Poland: Trial begins for abortion protesters accused of interfering with religious act in church (child-rape)

German Agriculture Minister Calls for Higher Food Prices : worldnews

Spanish town comes together in hunt for Galician Rambo Residents of Pontedeume form patrol after brushes with man they suspect is escaped murder convict Alfredo Sanchez Chacon

France to make birth control free for women aged 18-25 | After making birth control free for underage girls, France is now expanding the program to include women aged 18 to 25. : worldnews

Outrage as Iraq War PM Blair gets knighthood from Queen Elizabeth : worldnews

China opens embassy in Nicaragua for first time since 1990 after Taiwan ties cut. Nicaragua's move to cut ties with Taiwan increased the islands diplomatic isolation on the international stage.

Russia hopes to start manufacturing Kalashnikov rifles in Venezuela soon : worldnews

No documents in Prince Andrews possession to prove inability to sweat claim
Judge slaps down attempt to halt Prince Andrews sexual assault case
The Relentless Ego of Ghislaine Maxwell | The New Yorker The British socialite, who has been convicted of conspiring with her late partner, Jeffrey Epstein, to groom minors for sexual abuse, continues to act like she has nothing to be ashamed of.
Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: A Chat With the Sketch Artist

2021: Farewell to a Stupid Year : politics
2022 year in preview - The Washington Post - The ideas and arguments that will define the next 12 months

Pentagon Projected to Hand $407 Billion to Private Military Contractors This Fiscal Year : politics
Who Won in Afghanistan? Private Contractors - WSJ - The U.S. military spent $14 trillion during two decades of war; those who benefited range from major manufacturers to entrepreneurs (imagine what that could have done)
Documents Reveal Flaws in Pentagon Dismissals of Civilian Casualty Claims in Iraq and Syria - The New York Times A Times investigation found inconsistent approaches to assessing claims of civilians killed by coalition forces including failures to conduct simple internet searches (give them another trillion, maybe they can get their act together)

Quits, big raises and severe labor shortages: The U.S. jobs market in 2021 - The Washington Post Quits, big raises and severe labor shortages: 10 charts on the completely surprising 2021 labor market

I'm Just Stuck In A Horror Movie: Americans Saddled With Student Loan Debt Want Biden To Do More

U.S. Chief Justice says judges need rigorous training on stock-trading rules ("training" but no laws, please)

In Victory for Democracy and Blow to Trumpism FDIC Chair Resigns

People strongly favour a fairer and more sustainable way of life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite not thinking it will actually materialise or that others share the same progressive wishes, according to new research which sheds intriguing light on what people want for the future : science

AOC hits Republicans as creepy weirdos for obsessing over her trip to Florida ... (Florida has worse crime stats than New York in virtually every category including homicide). The extent of the complete and utter fantasy world that conservatives live in is astounding. Their media has basically constructed an entire alternate reality for them in which the objective truth is absolutely unimportant.

The left is already looking to 2024. Some want to see a Biden primary challenge. : politics

The truth in 2022 is our strongest weapon against the lies that fed the insurrection
Republicans and Democrats divided over Jan. 6 insurrection and Trumps culpability, Post-UMD poll finds ... 72 percent of Republicans and 83 percent of Trump voters say he bears just some responsibility or none at all ... Big majorities of Democrats (88 percent) and independents (74 percent) say there is no evidence of such irregularities, but 62 percent of Republicans say there is such evidence. That is almost identical to the percentage of Republicans who agreed with Trumps claims of voter fraud a week after that Capitol attack ... Thirty-six percent of Republicans say the protesters were mostly peaceful, compared to 5 percent of Democrats. (the great insanity divide)
Opinion | Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now - The New York Times
Republicans aim to sow outrage, Trump-style, with an eye on 2022 midterms | US politics | The Guardian

Retired general warns US military could lead coup after 2024 | That we were caught completely unprepared on January 6 is incomprehensible to me, retired Major General says

Pelosi announces Capitol events to mark anniversary of Jan. 6 riot : politics
One Year Since the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol

Is 2022 the year Trump is charged with a crime? : politics
Alvin Bragg sworn in as Manhattan DA, taking over Trump case : politics (after Vance spent a year doing nothing)

Legal experts: No reason Congress cant make a criminal referral of Trump
725 suspects were arrested in the year since the Capitol riot, DOJ announces. The FBI is looking for 350 more. : politics
Ex-NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik turns over documents to Jan. 6 committee : politics ... He refused to turn over a document titledDRAFT LETTER FROM POTUS TO SEIZE EVIDENCE IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY FOR THE 2020 ELECTION

Capitol Officer Furious Over Mike Pences Jan. 6 Comments After Police Saved His Life

Conspiracy theories paint fraudulent reality of Jan. 6 riot : politics

The Plot Against American Democracy That Isn t Taught in Schools - In an excerpt from Gangsters of Capitalism, Jonathan Katz details how the authors of the Depression-era "Business Plot" aimed to take power away from FDR and stop his "socialist" New Deal ... "In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism." ... the American Liberty League (sound familiar? and the fucking duPonts and get this: Al Smith) ... They preferred a more authoritarian general: Douglas MacArthur. (and oh, that fucking newspaper said it was nothing to worry about)

Congressman Eric Swalwell Outs Radicalized Man Who Allegedly Threatened Him and His Family (by Fucker Dickhead Carlson)

Congress confronts limitations on preventing Trump-style attack on presidential certification : politics
Refusal to abide by the results of elections threatens the stability of the US more than at any time since 1860 - The Civil War was, in Abraham Lincolns view, above all a fight to vindicate democracy (w/list of Trump's attempts to overthrow the election)

Republicans aim to sow outrage, Trump-style, with an eye on 2022 midterms : politics
First part of Texas 2020 election audit reveals few issues, echoes findings from review processes already in place (but they'll keep working on it)

Peter Thiel, Donald Trump Jr. to co-host fundraisers for Cheney challenger : politics

Paid family and medical leave benefits among new Jan. 1 laws : politics ... in Connecticut

Louisiana Judge Michelle Odinet resigns after making racial slurs on video : politics

A For-Profit Company Is Trying to Privatize as Many Public Libraries as They Can ... Literally destroying public institutions for money. (so they can control what you're allowed to read)

Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City's 110th Mayor at a Perilous Moment - Eric Adams, the city's second Black mayor, faces difficult decisions over how to lead New York City through the next wave of the pandemic.

In nation at war with itself, one town tries cup of civility | AP News

As governor commutes truck drivers sentence, prosecutors vow to release new information from case

2021 ends as Chicagos deadliest year in a quarter century ... Chicago is 10th when it comes to per capita murder rate. But it's still nowhere near St. Louis, which has TRIPLE the murder rate of Chicago.

We asked 10 local therapists their advice as we enter 2022. Here are their responses (Boston area, all women)

u/Bangkok_Dangeresque compares how cancer was treated 100 years ago vs today : bestof

These Prenatal Tests Are Usually Wrong When Warning of Rare Disorders - The New York Times ... "highly accurate" 15% of the time

Red-Engineer explains why modern houses are completely crap in-comparison to how they used to be built. : bestof

What musician have you lost the most respect for after they did something you didn't approve of? : Music

TIL: Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicapped parking spots. He also didnt use license plates.
The daughter Steve Jobs denied: Clearly I was not compelling enough for my father

3 Minutes of awkward interviews with Henry Cavill showing the ridiculous double-standards of how women are permitted to talk about men : videos
Sir Terry Pratchett was making fun of the hyper-sexualization of female characters in fantasy literature 35 years ago : books

What are some downright disturbing facts you know? : AskReddit

u/SayNoToStim gives a detailed account of Antonio Browns bizzare behavior as an athlete in the NFL
tmans3 posts extensive list of all the crazy shit Antonio Brown has done : bestof

u/Worried_Term_3107 gives crypto investors a harsh reality check : bestof

What life is like when your parents name you "Sherlock Holmes". The rest of the family doesn't even have the last name Holmes; they changed it for OP only. Whole thread is a goldmine. : bestof

u/DarthEquus provides detailed citations on the origins of the US practice of circumcision (hint: it's all about masturbation) : bestof

What did you finally realize was just a huge waste of time? : AskReddit


Alaska "Icemageddon" warning follows heat record : worldnews

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

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

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

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

Paraguay now produces 100% renewable electric energy : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xian lockdown: Chinese city reports community transmission, hemorrhagic fever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Ad Slammed in Egypt for Promoting Sexual Harassment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biden: vaccine could be difference between life and death

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

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

Coal miners union urges Manchin to reconsider opposition to Biden plan

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

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

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

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

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

Moderate Has Become The Most Meaningless Term In Politics

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

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

Louisiana Judge Michelle Odinet resigns after racial slur video : politics

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

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

The governor of Missouri still doesnt know how websites work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa court blocks Shells oil exploration

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

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

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

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

2020 - CPI - Corruption Perceptions Index

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kazakhstan completely abolishes death penalty : worldnews

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

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

Iran launches research satellite into space : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judges Order Release of 2009 Jeffrey Epstein Settlement

The relentless 2021 news cycle in one chart - Axios

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

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

Hundreds of Afghans denied humanitarian entry into US : politics

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

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

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

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

A Person of the Year: Jamie Raskin : politics

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

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

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

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

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

Republicans failed completely in their Christmas predictions : politics

Inside the campaign to undermine Georgias election

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

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

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

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

The Cruel Failure of Welfare Reform in the Southwest : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50 Very Bad Book Covers for Literary Classics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is the most disturbing video youve watched?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arkansas judge strikes down law banning mask mandates : news

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

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

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

Finland introduces mandatory Covid vaccinations for healthcare workers : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian monks call for Muslim genocide at a religious summit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Putins gas weaponization hits a hot spot in Berlin

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

Cyberattack on one of Norways largest media companies shuts down presses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slow-motion insurrection : How GOP seizes election power

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

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

Ethics Investigators in Congress Increasingly Run Into Walls : politics

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

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

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

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

Cawthorn back in headlines with Russian casino story : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomasteammates considered boycotting final meet in protest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kefir, the giant Maine Coon Cat from Russia : pics

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

Whats criminally overpriced to you? : AskReddit

Whats the stupidest Real Men dont _____ youve ever heard?

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

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

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


The Webb telescope - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crocodiles turn on humans amid Iran water crisis : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 lessons Ive learned from the Covid19 pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taliban Reportedly Opens Fire On Women Protesting Against Restrictions : worldnews

Turkish lira weakens, further eroding last weeks gains

Bodies of 28 migrants wash ashore on Libyas coast

Worlds fair in Dubai warns of possible closures over virus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexting is a constant problem in Quebec schools

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

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

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

US home prices surge 18.4% in October : news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America needs more science and technology literacy : politics

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

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

Greater Idaho - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Perth records its hottest Christmas Day on record : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maori leader says New Zealand should block Australiasdeportation of criminals

UN horrified by reports of massacre of civilians in Myanmar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pope says Italys plunging birthrate is a tragedy

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

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

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

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

Hindsight is 2020? or 2021?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just how much is Trumps judiciary sabotaging the Biden presidency?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The View struggles to find a Republican

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

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

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

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

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger : books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADHD drug could slow Alzheimer progression - study : science

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

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

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

Creation "Science"

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

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

1984 is probably the most terrifying book Ive ever read

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

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

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

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

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

Cryptocurrency Is the Perfect Commodity - YouTube

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

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus

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

Brazilian Army Commander Falsely Claims Reduction in Amazon Deforestation : worldnews

Indonesias biodiesel drive is leading to deforestation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Covid vaccine and mask mandates expose Christian hypocrisy : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

Deadly Attack Kills 41 in Burkina Faso : worldnews

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

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

Iranians Express Skepticism, Frustration Over Nuclear Talks : worldnews

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

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

Taiwan to set up semiconductor task force for Lithuania : worldnews

German arms exports hit new record during Merkels last days

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

Trudeau says China playing Western states against each other

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

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

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

New Year Brings Minimum Wage Hikes To 21 States : politics

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

Bidens struggles shouldnt eclipse GOP's year of dangerous falsehoods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Officials weary as Mesa election breach probe continues : politics

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

I bet the still wear their letterman jacket too : PoliticalHumor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whither Satire - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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

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

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

Eli5: How do astronauts shower in space? : explainlikeimfive

Why It Time to Shed Some Light on Historys Dark Ages

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

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

These cubes aren't moving : gifs

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Lynx hunting in Latvia to be prohibited : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Egyptian population increases 1.7 M annually : worldnews

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

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

Lebanese opposition figure: Country taken hostage by Iran and Hezbollah

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

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

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

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

Frances EDF takes more nuclear reactors offline after faults found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miserly Manchin stole Christmas and hope from American families : politics

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

Why does America keep jailing people because theyre poor?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detroit Police commissioner removed from towing committee after downplaying bribery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is the most American way of dying? : AskReddit

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


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

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

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

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

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

Supermarkets drop Brazilian beef products linked to deforestation : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ecuador makes Covid-19 vaccination obligatory : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swiss court confiscates funds linked to Uzbek ex-presidents daughter

Dozens of Holocaust survivors to sue for Holocaust compensation : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biden administration revokes Georgia Medicaid work requirements : politics

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

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

Hate can age you, quick. : PoliticalHumor

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

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

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

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

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

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski moved to prison medical facility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large clinical trial finds omega-3 supplements dont prevent depression

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

Japanese university finds drug effective in treating ALS : worldnews

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

Worlds oldest family tree created using DNA

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

Eli5: Whats so special about metallic hydrogen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whats something you find weird that is 100% normal?

Whats more fucked up than people think?

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

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

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


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

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

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

Elephants reunite with caretaker after 14 months : aww

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHO rails against vaccine booster programs : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Danish brothers who murdered biracial man have sentences increased : worldnews

Germany takes Russias German-language RT channel off air

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corporations are gleefully evil now. Heres How to Fix It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd : news

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Did We All Stop Smiling in Photos? | Allure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are some unwritten rules of Boston? : boston

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

What is a dark secret that you have ? : AskReddit

Best of r/IAmA 2021 : IAmA

SEC blocks Apples bid to stop shareholders from addressing forced labor

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


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

Launch of NASAs new space telescope delayed until Christmas Day

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

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

Italy bans fur farming in landmark vote : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madagascars police chief swims 12 hours to shore after helicopter crash

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

Attacker killed in attempted car ramming of IDF soldiers : worldnews

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

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

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

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

Austrias parliament legalizes assisted suicide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program : politics

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

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