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061221

HyperCube : Sound reactive, app-enabled, hyper-chromatic art that will transport you to another dimension
21st Century Promethea is creating poetry, prose, music, recipes, reviews, and more. | Patreon
Dr. Amber Tortorelli is creating music, art, explosions, interactions, discomfort, and magic. | Patreon
Nicky Alice - Infinity Mirror Tables and other Art
Camel Libraries in 16 villages for 2000 children - GlobalGiving
About Zakay Studio & Gallery - Unique Pendant Lighting & Sculptures




Newly discovered planet could have water clouds : worldnews

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster : worldnews



2 Deaths, 136 Hospitalized, 113 New Cases, 33k Tests Reported. 3,950,583 Fully Vaccinated. 6/12/21 : CoronavirusMa
113 confirmed cases, 2 deaths, and 20,631 vaccinations: COVID-19 data from Mass.



The American Way of Medicine - Lawyers, Guns & Money The problem is that there appears to be no real evidence that the drug is effective, or indeed that it even has a net positive benefit:
The Drug That Could Break American Health Care - The Atlantic

Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12-25 Years Before and During the COVID19 Pandemic - United States, January 2019-May 2021

10 delta variant cases connected to outbreak at Calgary hospital were fully immunized : worldnews


Checking in with America's Dumbest Senator - Lawyers, Guns & Money RoJo got suspended from YouTube by yet again urging his supporters to take useless-to-counterproductive drugs, while discouraging them from taking safe and extremely effective vaccines:


UK PM Johnson likely to delay England's final stage of reopening-media : worldnews

Indian village prays to 'goddess corona' to rid them of the virus : worldnews
India's most famous yoga guru to take Covid vaccine after berating doctors and modern medicine

With just 11% of people fully vaccinated, Brazil plans to allow vaccinated people to not wear face masks - Bolsonaro : worldnews

U.S. Sanctions Block COVID-19 Vaccines For Venezuela - Kawsachun News : worldnews


Iron ore price: China's plan to hurt Australias exports hits major new snag



Kim Jong Un declared K-Pop avicious cancerthat threatens North Korean culture

Chinas New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law Sends A Chill Through The Business Community
China punishes 27 officials after deadly ultramarathon kills 21 participants : news
Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from prison : worldnews

Garbage: Putin denies Russia plans to give Iran spy satellite.
Navalny's top aide says Putin was dumb to put him in prison because it turned him into a symbol
Opinion | Russia's FSB poisoned Putin critic Dmitry Bykov. It's chilling.

Uzbekistan: Top lawmaker calls for deporting the LGBT community en masse : worldnews

Biden to send $150 million in military aid to Ukraine as Russia eyes U.S. forces ahead of summit : worldnews ... Correct me if I am wrong, but in terms of military spending isnt this the equivalent of a $5 Hot Topic gift card? ,,, Israel gets about 3 billion a year. Yet Ukraine, which is about 21x times bigger has been given.. 150 million

Egyptian concerns grow amid Ethiopias plan to build dozens of dams (water wars coming)

350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopias Tigray
Food Aid Not Reaching Tigray, People Dying, UN Says : worldnews

Boko Haram: Nigerian president admits failure to end violence : worldnews

Saudi Arabia to limit Hajj pilgrimage this year to 60,000 citizens and residents : worldnews

Israel ex-top spy reveals Mossad operations against Iran : worldnews
Palestinian teenager shot dead in clash at protest : worldnews
Israel forces kill Palestinian teen at occupied West Bank protest | Israel-Palestine conflict News : worldnews
IDF troops filmed helping build illegal settlement outpost slated for demolition : worldnews
Israel closes case of prison officers filmed beating Palestinians: Only four of 10 officers questioned, and none arrested after March 2019 incident at Ketziot Prison, Haaretz reports : worldnews


Far-right Finns Party is on course for huge gains in local elections : worldnews

Hungary proposes banning the promotion of homosexuality to children

Amsterdam plans to keep touristsin penis outfits away, sending a blunt warning that visitors whose intention is to booze and misbehave, dressed like a penis should go elsewhere (Brits, of course)


Lisbon has shared dissident info with repressive regimes for years : worldnews

China may not be a member of the G7, but its dominating the agenda
"Mount Trashmore" sculpture of world leaders erected in Cornwall at G7 Summit : worldnews

Harry Dunn death: Johnson and Biden discuss virtual trial for US diplomats wife -- Idea being pursued by Dominic Raab might allow Anne Sacoolas to face punishment in US

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges 67% in May as Bolsonaro pledges fall flat : worldnews
Bolsonaro booed on plane, tells critics totake a donkey

Peru on edge as electoral board reviews result of disputed presidential election : worldnews

Millions of rounds of ammunition stolen on Mexican highway : worldnews ... Once again the Mexican military has sold weapons and ammunition to a cartel and made it look like a theft, said General (insert name here) speaking poolside from his beachfront mansion

Christian terrorist who mowed down Muslim family was laughingas he got out of blood covered truck
Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada : worldnews
Peoples Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier arrested by RCMP in Manitoba


Fifty years later, Pentagon Papers still speak loudly about war and government untruths - The Boston Globe

Biden flourishes in Trump's absence from the world stage -- U.S. allies enthusiastically welcomed Biden to a gathering of world leaders following four chaotic years of the Trump presidency
Russian President Putin says relations with US at lowest point in years | In the interview, Putin praised former President Donald Trump as "an extraordinary individual, talented individual," and said Biden, as a career politician, was "radically different" from Trump : worldnews


FBI to probe billionaire IRS leak that revealed Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos paid little to federal tax : worldnews
How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes - The New York Times The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms, even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.



Bill Barr's despicable conduct is now on full display
The Trump Justice Department Was Even More Malicious Than We Thought: The former president and his enablers abused their power to spy on lawmakers. What will Congress do about it? : politics
DOJ leak probe sought Apple data on 73 phone numbers : politics ... The subpoena requested information on the targeted accounts BEGINNING WITH THE INCEPTION of the accounts through the day of the subpoena (looking for blackmail material)
New Trump scandal shows the depth of his assault on America's democratic foundations : politics
John Dean calls surveillance by Trump-era DOJ Nixon on stilts and steroids
Watergate journalist: Trump actions go further than Nixon
Jeff Sessions Claims Hes Clueless About His DOJs Snooping on Congress
Jeff Sessions Claims Hes Clueless About His DOJs Snooping on Congress
Merrick Garlands Job Is to Root Out Trump-Era Corruption at DOJ. Hes Failing.

Chicago Cop Arrested In Jan. 6 Attack Allegedly Texted We Inside The Capital LMFAO
Republican History of Their Treason - Lawyers, Guns & Money Republicans are about as honest discussing the history of their January coup attempt as they are about discussing the history of the Civil War. Greg Sargents discussion of the Senate report on the January 6 coup attempt is quite damning.
Jeff Brain, Whose Site Organized Patriot Caravans On January 6, Is Threatening To Sue The Uprising (galactic traitor brain)

Donald Trump Must Be Prosecuted for His Crimes : politics
How prosecuting Donald Trump could protect the future of American democracy : politics
Unabated Crime Wave As President Ex-Prosecutor Pulls No Punches With Trump

The Pathetic New Chapter of the Baby Trumps -- Junior, Eric, Ivanka, Lara and the rest of them are out in the cold now that these cold-blooded kids don't have Dad's stolen heat to warm their bellies

Most blue states will make Biden's July 4 vaccine goal. The red ones wont.

Markey Says Centrist Infrastructure Deal IsClimate Denial Masquerading as Bipartisanship

Bidens Biggest Danger is Congressional Democrats Afraid to Tax the Rich



This is unacceptable: Election official speaks out after threats against wife ... But he STILL BACKS TRUMP!

Report: Matt Gaetz Should Be Weeping, Rocking Back and Forth in Fetal Position Right Now : politics

Critical race theory is a lucrative obsession for Republicans because the party is offended by the political focus on racism and racial justice (racist are offended)
Texas Is Beta-Testing a New Model of White Supremacy in American History Classes : politics

An Arkansas Republican called trans people abominations on the House floor
An Arkansas Republican called trans people abominationson the House floor -- "A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man" Mary Bentley unironically said while sporting a blazer.

Two Black Students Won School Honors. Then Came the Calls for a Recount. - The New York Times After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.

Austin mass shooting: 13 hospitalized after attack on 6th Street | KXAN Austin
Austin mass shooting: 13 hospitalized after attack downtown : worldnews

Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citationor Courageously Recording the Murder of George Floyd'Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death

BuzzFeed News Has Won Its First Pulitzer Prize For Exposing Chinas System For Detaining Muslims


Eric Adams Got 15 Camera Tickets for Reckless Driving Since 2019 And Thats Just On His City Car

CNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin | TheHill ("Tiny Dick" Toobs)

The podcasting hype house from hell



Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). : science

The Human Genome Is Finally! Complete : The Human Genome Project left 8 percent of our DNA unexplored. Now, for the first time, those enigmatic regions have been revealed.


Winged Words : Tariq Ali : Muhammad by Maxime Rodinson, translated by Anne Carter. (a lot of interesting state-of-Israel history, before we even get to Mo)



I'm a lobster diver who recently survived being inside of a whale. AMA!


What is something you have always regretted doing? : AskReddit

What made you join reddit? : AskReddit





061121


China releases photos of its Mars rover on surface of the red planet : worldnews
NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Aces 7th Flight : worldnews


World will fail unless climate and nature crises are tackled together, says major report : worldnews

Fossil fuel era rapidly coming to a close Climate activists rejoice as Keystone XL pipeline is axed (independent.co.uk)
Big Oil never lost a fight like this -- McKibben on the death of the Keystone XL pipeline


8 Deaths, 150 Hospitalized, 121 New Cases, 36k Tests Reported. 3,934,823 Fully Vaccinated. 6/11/21 : CoronavirusMa
121 confirmed cases, 8 deaths, and 28,744 vaccinations:new COVID-19 data from Mass.


Tourism rebounds in Boston after a pent-up pandemic year - The Boston Globe



Ohio governor opposes anti-vaccination bill after conspiracy theorists claim vaccines 'magnetized' people : politics

Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for Covid-19 : politics


Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, will now block the cell phone of anyone who rejects COVID-19 vaccination : worldnews

Israeli oral Coronavirus vaccine proven effective as booster in preclinical trial : worldnews


Australian swimmer Madeline Groves withdraws from Olympic trials, cites 'misogynistic perverts, boot lickers'

Tokyo Olympics have lost meaning says Japan Olympic Committee member

Hong Kong moves to censor films on national security grounds : worldnews
Amnesty says China has created dystopian hellscape in Xinjiang
New details of torture, cover-ups in China's internment camps revealed in Amnesty International report : worldnews

Mob attacks funeral of non-Muslim woman in Pakistan : worldnews
BBC News - Who are the Ahmadi?
Police in Pakistan arrest cleric over threats to kill Malala Yousafzai : worldnews

India: Men accused of lynching Muslim man released despite eyewitness testimony after rallies attended by hundreds of thousands were held in their support : worldnews
Giving cellphones to girls leads to rape, says UP State Womens Commission member
Sedition case against activist Aisha Sultana for calling administrator of Indian territory of Lakshadweep a 'bioweapon'

Siberian Doctors Falsified Navalny's Poisoning Report -- The Moscow Times (they annnouced while leaning out of a 10-story window)

Poland hits back as Belarus makes WW2 invasion date a public holiday : worldnews



Saudi Arabia introduces a landmark legal amendment to allow single, divorced, or widowed women to live alone without permission from a male guardian : worldnews

The toll of Israeli bombs on Gaza, mapped - The Washington Post The toll of Israeli strikes on Gaza: Mapping the destruction left behind
Amnesty raises alarm as Israel shuts Palestinian health provider : worldnews (more Jewish terrorism)
With Days Left in Office, Benjamin Netanyahu Accuses Opposition of Election Fraud : worldnews ... I have heard that the Jews secretly control nearly the entire Israeli government
7 Jews arrested over attack on worshipper near Herzliya mosque : worldnews
Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel behind Iran nuclear attacks. : worldnews


Soldier with a swastika tattooed on his testicle is jailed for 19 months for breaching Austria's Nazi glorification laws : worldnews

Lisbon Mayor Regrets Sharing Navalny Protesters Contacts With Russia


French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron : worldnews


America must rethink its unique and contradictory advocacy of Israels Jewishness (waking up to the racism)
Inside the palace intrigue in Jordan and a thwarted deal of the century (Kushfucked)


The end of Trumps presidency brought the US one of its biggest spikes in global approval ratings on record


When Americas richest men pay $0 in income tax, this is wealth supremacy
It's Not Just Income Taxes. Billionaires Don't Pay Inheritance Taxes Either. | As a Trump adviser once said, only "morons" would do that.

Biden Kills Trump Plan to Take Food Aid Away from Millions; The former presidents heartless proposal would have denied nearly one million school children free meals

Eschaton: Hanoi Jane I feel like only some of us are cursed with the memory of the details of how nuts the post-9/11 era was, but those of you who are might remember how the warbloggers and right wing media turned Jane Fonda into a top tier traitor, again, for whatever it was she did in the 60s. Such a crazy time. Right wingers looking for "Anti-Americanism" everywhere, and centrist doofuses mostly cheering them on.

In the fight for democracy, Democrats are being outmaneuvered and time is against them | Democrats believed they had won and everything would be fine. They werent remotely ready for the counterattack

Report: Trump Was Even More of a Corrupt Motherf--ker Than Previously Thought | His Justice Department spied on his congressional enemies (and their families). : politics
Trump's Justice Department May Be More Corrupt Than Anyone Realized; The inspector general is now reviewing why the DOJ secretly obtained the data of Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and others
Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas : politics
Trump DOJ caught spying on members of Congress? Turns out he was the deep state he whined about all along.. : PoliticalHumor
Three big takeaways from the explosive new Trump-DOJ revelations
Justice Dept. watchdog to probe Trump-era leak investigations, including secret subpoenas for records from Congress and journalists - The Washington Post
'William Barr was truly out of control' : Legal experts stunned by Trump's DOJ spying on Democrats
Trump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple
Trump DOJ Seized Communications Data on Congressional Democrats in Leak Investigations : politics
Adam Schiff calls for investigation after report of his phone records being seized by Trump DOJ : politics
NYT: Trump DOJ seized Apple data from top Dems, their family members : politics
Pelosi Statement on Revelations About Subpoena for Metadata of House Intelligence Committee Democrats : politics
The new bombshell report about Trump's DOJ is all part of a familiar pattern : politics
Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress : politics
Trump Justice Dept. secretly subpoenaed records of Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell - The Washington Post
Bill Barr could lose his law license over Trump DOJ spy scandal: Legal expert says 'expect a lot of legal fallout'

Eschaton: Appoint A Company Man, He Protects The Company "Merrick Garland is more worried about the DOJ than the country" is going to be a running theme.

FBI chief calls Capitol attack domestic terrorism and rejects Trumps fraud claims
Three Percenters militia members charged in U.S. Capitol attack | Reuters
Lightfoot, Brown condemn CPD officer charged in connection with US Capitol breach - Chicago Sun-Times
Capitol riot: OC man indicted on conspiracy charges - Los Angeles Times
Traitors Need To Be Executed:Stop The StealOrganizer Indicted In Jan. 6 Conspiracy CaseAlan Hostetter, a police chief turned yogi, was indicted along with Three Percenter extremists in a conspiracy to attack the Capitol.
The Geophysicist Who Stormed the Capitol - POLITICO

Trump's false Lafayette Square exoneration - Don't be fooled by the media s credulous acceptance of a new report
Trump's false Lafayette Square exoneration : politics


Matt Gaetz questioned the head of the FBI in Congress despite himself being under investigation by the FBI : politics

For Trump, Cruelty Was the Point. Now Its a Major GOP Fundraising Strategy (sadism for sale)

14 GOP-Controlled States Have Passed Laws to Impede Free Elections : politics
Republicans Push To Export Absurd Arizona-Style Election Audits To Other States | GOP lawmakers from Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia want to conduct unnecessary, conspiratorial audits of the 2020 election in their home states. : politics
Trump-inspired death threats are terrorizing election workers : politics

Op-eds in a Chinese state tabloid slammed U.S. policy. The author works at the Pentagon. - The Washington Post

Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats : politics
Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats | Facebook | The Guardian

Why Joe Manchin's Belief in Bipartisanship Is Foolish - The Atlantic

Jim Acosta Torches Fox News as a Bullsh*t Factory, Calls Tucker Carlson a Race-Baiting Tyrant

Oregon legislators expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped armed protesters enter Capitol : politics
In historic move, Oregon lawmakers expel legislator over state Capitol breach : politics
Too crazy for the party of Eastern Oregon - Lawyers, Guns & Money

People of Praise leaders failed me: Christian group tied to Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces reckoning over sexual misconduct (another Christofascist fundie pedo)

Epstein Kept Dossiers on His Victims to Blackmail Them A ballerina says that Epstein and his associates kept files on underage girls to scare them into silence.


Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico - The New York Times

Coronavirus restrictions spark mutiny against GOP governor - POLITICO In Idaho, a Trump-era proving ground for feuding Republican factions, Gov. Brad Little faces a fierce primary challenge from his lieutenant governor.

Cobb County is 2nd metro Atlanta school district to ban critical race theory
Ron DeSantis says critical race theory teaches kids to attack cops
What Really Happens in the College Classroom - Lawyers, Guns & Money The ridiculous attacks on Critical Race Theory are by people who have no idea what it is but have discovered a fun catchphrase to describe their outrage over the teaching of actual history instead of mythology
Conservatives Hunt 'Critical Race Theory' Monsters on Local School Boards - Very few of the people who toss the phrase around know what it actually is, but its political utility doesnt depend on something as silly as that.

Pulitzer Prize: BuzzFeed News Wins For China Detention Investigation BuzzFeed News won for its innovative series exposing Chinas mass detention of Muslims and was named a finalist for its colossal FinCEN Files investigation into the global banking industry.

Video of police abuses and the NYPD trampling the Constitution reveal inefficacy of 'reform'
City Hall Put the Kibosh on That: The Inside Story of How de Blasio Promised, Then Thwarted NYPD Accountability (they have the goods on crook deBlas)


Dianne Feinstein Is an Embarrassment | The Nation

Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom - CNN (Toobs and his tiny dick)


Indiana Supreme Court rules for man battling state over Land Rover


A Guide To The Health Benefits of Coffee


Understanding Stress: The Effects of Stress and Coping With Them | D'Amore Mental Health
Lido Wellness Center | Mental Health Treatment
Riviera Beach Treatment Centers in South Florida | Intrepid Detox
Blog - Grace Land Recovery

Opioids: The Deadliest Addiction | New Leaf Detox
Addiction Blog - Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services
Addiction Recovery Resources | Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Abuse


What are Prism Glasses? | Vision Center
Cost of an Eye Exam Without Insurance | Vision Center


What Happened to 5min.com? - VideoProc


Feminism And The History Of Vibrators - Vanilla Is The New Kink


TIL It is commonly claimed 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronge' -- rhowever research shows that past stressful experiences do not create resilience to future trauma. Past traumatic experiences increase vulnerability to several mental illnesses.

Among white Americans, early-life exposure to black neighbors predicts Democratic partisanship over 70 years later : science



061021

Atmospheric CO2 Just Hit a Peak Not Seen on Earth in 4 Million Years : worldnews

Investors holding $41 trillion demand action on climate
Keystone XL Pipeline Project Cancelled by TC Energy : worldnews

Miraculous mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

The world has marked the first rise in child labour in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters toward the same fate. The UN report said the number of child laborers stood at 160 million at the start of 2020 -- an increase of 8.4 million in four years. : worldnews

Brazil Declares First Drought Alert in a Century : worldnews


85 confirmed cases, 7 deaths, and 31,202 vaccinations: new COVID-19 data from Mass.



The West is passing up the opportunity of the century | The Economist
Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world : worldnews
Covid Updates: Latin America Is Among Regions Most in Need of Vaccines, W.H.O. Says - The New York Times

Half of the pandemics unemployment money may have been stolen

Yes, Your Employer Can Require You to Be Vaccinated - The New York Times Companies can require workers entering the workplace to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to recent U.S. government guidance.


India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths -- highest ever in the world

Pakistan makes Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for everyone who is employed : worldnews

Sweden Doesn't Require Face Masks, Those Who Wear Describe Hostility : worldnews ... A nation having 10x higher death rate than their neighbors is a failure no matter how hard they're trying to spin it as a success.


New information into deadliest alleged Afghanistan war crime suggests civilians were killed by Australian special forces to cover tracks : worldnews


China obtains engineering and technical drawings of U.S. jet fighters including Lockheed Martins F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II; Honeywell vows to take steps for no repeat incidents (why would they?)
'We've woken up' : young Chinese 'lie flat' as protest against lifes grind
Rescue Saves Dozens of Canines from Slaughter Ahead of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival : worldnews

India moving towards Chinese model on internet control, says Cloudflare CEO : worldnews
India frets as Myanmars pro-democracy fighters cross border

Russia officially outlaws Navalny's political network a week before Putin's meeting with Biden
Russia threatens to leave International Space Station program over US sanctions : worldnews
Russia Stuns UN High-Level Meeting On AIDS By Refusing To Support Consensus Declaration : worldnews Why is that a shock? Russia is deeply Homophobic, and admitting that aids is not a gay-only issue would potentially harm their politics


Israeli election crisis deepens:Traitors: Fears of violence grows as Netanyahu clings to power
israeli settler shot paletinian man and cut open his face : worldnews ... it appears Tubasi was shot by Israeli settlers, who may have been accompanied by soldiers ... (you mean fucking "terrorists")
7 Jews arrested over stabbing an Arab in Herzilya mosque : worldnews
Israel's army chief Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that the intelligence officer who died in military prison was about to compromise "a big secret," and that he was stopped "at the last minute." : worldnews
Palestinian security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank : worldnews
Children among those allegedly terrorised in Nazareth police torture room
Arrests targeting Palestinians in East Jerusalem and across Israel continue in wake of conflict and protests : worldnews


Acropolis now: Greeks outraged at concreting of ancient site : worldnews


Germany: Frankfurt police unit to be disbanded over far-right chats : worldnews

Portugal handed data on anti-Putin protesters to Moscow : worldnews

Copy of Mein Kampf and weapons found in the home of the man accused of slapping Macron : worldnews ... The man who filmed the slap, not the man who slapped.

Brexit trouble overshadows Biden and Johnsons first meeting
Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets : worldnews
Sexual harassment is a routine part of life, schoolchildren tell Ofsted : worldnews


Firebrand left-wing teacher Pedro Castillo announced he had won the run-off vote against right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori and would become the next president of Peru : worldnews ... another fun fact: During Keiko's first presidential run in 2011, her political adviser was none other than former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


America's Image Abroad Rebounds With Transition From Trump to Biden - But many raise concerns about health of U.S. political system
Global approval of the United States has rebounded under Biden, survey finds : politics

Attorney General Garland vows billionaire tax leak to ProPublica will be 'top of my list' to investigate (thanks, asshole)

She Exposed the Truth About Dirty Money: It's Everywhere ... a federal judge imposed prison time on Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a former Treasury Department official who, by providing secret government documents to an investigative reporter, did more to bring transparency to the global financial system than almost anyone else in recent memory. (maybe they should be rewarding instead of punishing the truth)


Bidens plans would give families a surprisingly big lift. New data shows how.


New Giuliani Tape Shows Key Witness Didn't Testify Accurately in First Trump Impeachment | Kurt Volker said he didn't know Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden. New audio indicates he did. (motherjones.com)

FBI treating Capitol riot as act of domestic terrorismas director under fire for missing attack's warnings ... as bipartisan attempts for congressional investigation collapse (oh, just a little "riot")
FBI director suggests 'serious charges' coming in probe of Capitol attack

How the FBI's most wanted Capitol rioters are being hunted online
Judge Finds Proud Boys Pleas to Get Out of Jail Without Merit, Highlighting Vulgar Threats He Made Against People Who Ratted Him Out

A Growing Number Of Critics Raise Alarms About The Electoral College : politics

Democratic senator says his party should move forward on infrastructure without GOP:We cannot just sort of twiddle our thumbs

McGahn Affirmed That Trump Tried to Oust Mueller, Transcript Shows : politics
Crazy s--t White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller despite likely criminality
McGahn Affirmed That Trump Tried to Oust Mueller, Transcript Shows : politics

Mueller prosecutor says Manhattan DA may have insiderin Trump criminal case

Trump's PAC, Save America, is opting supporters into extra 'surprise' donations for his birthday
Ex-GOP Rep. tells Republicans: Ditch "Patron Saint Of Sore Losers" Donald Trump : politics


Joe Manchin's "highly suspicious" reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby : politics (Koch puppet)
The Democratic Senators Hiding Behind Joe Manchin : politics
Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans - POLITICO

Election Denial and $16 Spritzers: Welcome to Floridas Trump Coastallies and hangers-on have formed an alternate universe that revolves around Mar-a-Lago.

Pennsylvania Republicans Cut a Lawmakers Mic After He Said State GOP Is '100% White' ... "Your boos mean nothing to me," [Rep. Brian Sims] said. "I've seen what you cheer for."


'You are a moron.' -- North Carolina county ends Coke vending machine ban after pushback

Where Voters Are Losing Patience With Lauren Boebert. Swing voters in Pueblo, Colorado's 'Steel City' say they are getting frustrated with a U.S. representative they see as more focused on her own celebrity than her constituents.

Louie Gohmert Remains the Undisputed Emperor of the Crazy People : politics

Republicans Flock To Maricopa County Election Review : NPR


AP: Louisiana police unit probed over Black driver arrests


A new study found that Americans dramatically overestimate the number of migrants affiliated with gangs and children being trafficked, and that this overestimation contributes to dehumanization of migrants, to lack of empathy for their suffering, and to individual's views on immigration policy.



060921


Want to view the annular eclipse safely? Grab a box and get crafty - The Boston Globe
Boston hasnt had a June heat wave like this in nearly a centuryFifth straight day of 90-degree heat ties monthly record set in 1925



World's coal producers now planning more than 400 new mines, with an annual output capacity of 2.28 billion tonnes : worldnews

Tuesday's Internet Outage Was Caused By One Customer Changing A Setting, Fastly Says : worldnews (someone turned the setting from on to off)
Summary of June 8 outage | Fastly


More People Hospitalized in U.S. Areas With Low Vaccine Rates - The New York Times Health officials worry that Covid-19 hospitalization rates could increase among the unvaccinated as variants of the virus spread.


MA COVID-19 Data 6/9/21 (weekly post) : boston - .71%+ 5 deaths 116 new cases .32% positive 56% fully vaxxed
5 Deaths, 173 Hospitalized, 116 New Cases, 36k Tests Reported. 3,892,971 Fully Vaccinated. 6/9/21 : CoronavirusMa


Leading biologist dampens his smoking gun Covid lab leak theory | Nobel laureate David Baltimore says he overstated case, and the origins of the virus are still unknown

China is vaccinating a staggering 20 million people a day : worldnews


Uncovered atrocity Australian special forces committed in Afghanistan "More farmers were killed to cover the tracks of special forces after an accidental shooting, alleges new witness" : worldnews

UN warns of mass deaths in Myanmar after 100,000 flee fighting

Taiwan seizes imported U.S. beef shipment for excess ractopamine - Tests showed the beef had twice the maximum permissible level : worldnews

Hong Kong universities should stay alert to foreign infiltration, says Carrie Lam : worldnews (project much?)
China Warns State Department ToStop All FormsOf Official Outreach To Taiwan
Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US hasserious concerns about China's presence (China buys Cambodia)
China students hold principal hostage in rare protest : worldnews

Afghanistan: Taliban kill 10 mine-clearing workers : worldnews (not Taliban)
Afghanistan mine clearance workers shot dead in cold blood : worldnews

Twitter has blocked four accounts in India - including one belonging to Canadian-Punjabi singer Jazzy B, who has frequently tweeted in support of farmers protesting the government's agriculture laws : worldnews

UN experts say Kashmir leader stripped naked, hung upside down (Modi-fuckers)

Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners - bellingcat


Netanyahus Trump-style campaign to stop Israels transfer of power
Israeli strike in Syria kills 8 soldiers, war monitoring group says : worldnews
Israeli company selling cyber-espionage technology to Saudi Arabia, Haaretz reports : worldnews ... Israel has been exporting arms to the world's most repressive governments for years. Even though it gets billions of dollars in military aid from the US, Israel exports far more than it imports. In fact, in the last 5 years, it was the 8th largest weapons exporter in the world even though it ranks below 30 in terms of GDP. Its exports are on a steep upward trend as well, it has been hitting record highs in recent years (supporting Nazis around the world)


UK pushes for City of London to be exempt from G7 global tax plan : worldnews
Mount Rushmore-style sculpture of the G7 leaders made of electronic waste is erected in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit. : worldnews
UK: Four years since Grenfell: Londoners still stuck in unsafe homes reveal their fear, stress and the spiralling costs : worldnews
One in three Brits preferring isolation to seeing friends and family, You Gov survey finds : worldnews


Man suspected of killing Canadian Muslim family was motivated by hate -police : worldnews
Canada will act to dismantle far-right groups after Muslim family attack - Trudeau : worldnews ... Escaped Pakistan to Canada to start a new life with their new baby and end up all being murdered by a fucking terrorist.
Head of toppled Ryerson statue turns up at 1492 Land Back LaneCrumpled head of Ryerson, 19th-century educator who helped shape Canadas residential school system, has an unimpeded view of three white pine saplings, newly planted in memory of children who died at Kamloops Indian Residential School
Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls : worldnews


FBI secretly ran phone encryption program used by organized crime, global sting yields 800 arrests : worldnews

Biden quietly moves to start closing Guantanamo ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11

Biden disliked Putin before it was cool - politico (headline written by a millennial)

Not even ProPublica knows the source who provided blockbusterSecret IRS Files
Dems call for taxing the ultrarich after report shows they don't pay them : politics
Tax the Rich Gains Momentum After Explosive Report on Billionaire Tax Dodging
The ProPublica Revelations Show Why We Need to Tax Wealth More Effectively : politics


Obama says he never thought dark spiritswould take over the Republican Party: 'We have to worry' (yeah, thanks Barry for your total naivete in reaching across the aisle to Satanic Republican in search of your rejecting asshole dad who you obviously finally found)


Capitol riot report: Anger as Trumps role excluded but new details of security failures revealed. Amid criticism of Capitol police failings, Amy Klobuchar says the event wouldn't have happened without false claims of election fraud from former president
Fox News downplays, largely ignores Senate insurrection report : politics

71% of Tennessee Republicans believeJoe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election (with Jewish space lasers operated from Italy)
29% of GOP Voters Say Its Likely Trump Will Be Reinstated as President This Year


Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin : politics
Mitch McConnell Just Made Joe Manchin Look Like a Sucker. Again. : politics
We Are ComingPoor People's Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia (Koch-fuckers)
The Dark Money Influencing Senator Manchins Right-Wing Agenda


Schumer Blasts McConnell for Treating Equal Pay for Women as 'Radical' : politics

Justice Department says it can vigorously defend religious schools exemption from anti-LGBTQ discrimination law ("Jesus hates gays" Biden said)

So long, democracy -- we hardly knew ye | With voting rights and the For the People Act on life support, America's 'grand experiment' is quickly failing.
How Far Are Republicans Willing to Go? Theyre Already Gone.

Who owns the president? | The 45th president was in bed financially with foreign governments, a precedent for Americas enemies to wield influence over the Oval Office. Lawmakers and voters must prevent this from becoming common practice.
State GOPs Cant Explain Millions In Trump Victory Cash

White HouseLooking Into Woman Posing as Reporter at Kamala Harris Press Conference

Bernie Sanders protests new Senate bill that gives money to Jeff Bezos-owned firm : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene: I Don't Believe In Evolution, That Type Of So-Called Science
Greene says she knows COVID-19 is a bioweapon because evolution doesnt exist (the problem with paying people to be stupid)

The Dumbest Guy in CongressAsks U.S. Forest Service If It Can Change Moons Orbit (yes, of course it's Louie Gumball)

Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump inner circle | Dark money groups pushing baseless election claims appear to be playing key role in unprecedented review of 2.1m ballots
OAN correspondent who is covering the Arizona election audit has been aiding the effort since at least December, documents show : politics

McAuliffe wins big in Virginia - POLITICO easy primary victory sets up a race against Republican Glenn Youngkin in November.

Val Demings announces run for U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio : politics

Trump backers lose big as Ciattarelli claims GOP nomination in N.J. - POLITICO

Charlottesville votes to remove confederate statues which were flashpoint of fatal rally : politics

Record-High 47% in U.S. Think Abortion Is Morally Acceptable (and 47% punishable by death)


Elin Hilderbrand and Casey McQuiston delete lines in novels due to social media outrage. The silly idea that a fictional characters statements reflect an authors actual beliefs is spreading.

The state of American friendship: Change, challenges, and loss - The Survey Center on American Life ... Two-Thirds of Americans Have A Childhood Friend (bc they never left their little town)

Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy - The New York Times

Dog ejected from car during Sunday crash found on sheep farm, herding sheep | News | khq.com



ELI5: Why are iron, cobalt, and nickel magnetic, but other metals are not? : explainlikeimfive

TIL Children who speak Mandarin are much more likely to develop perfect pitch since Mandarin is a tonal language, where the meaning of words relies on the pitch with which it is spoken. Words can have as many as 4 different meanings depending on their pitch. : todayilearned

Low doses of 'laughing gas' could be fast, effective treatment for severe depression : science

Those that don't have an internal monologue, what is writing like for you? : AskReddit (orgins of the Myth in self-awareness)


TIL Ten percent of women's breasts are asymmetrical, with the left breast being larger in 62 percent of cases : todayilearned



060821


Close-up of the massive land spout in Colorado. : gifs

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 50% Higher Than Preindustrial Time : worldnews
Carbon dioxide peaks near 420 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory - Welcome to NOAA Research the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.


Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa, study finds : worldnews

Major media websites go down worldwide : worldnews
Huge parts of internet currently offline : worldnews
Internet outage takes down Amazon, Reddit, Guardian, New York Times, Bloomberg News and more websites : technology
Countless popular websites including Reddit, Spotify, news outlets the Guardian, BBC, Financial Times are currently facing an outage. Typically an outage of this nature occurs when a vital internet infrastructure service faces an issue. : technology


2 Deaths, 173 Hospitalized, 100 New Cases, 22k Tests Reported. 3,871,151 Fully Vaccinated. 6/8/21 : CoronavirusMa
Fewer than 100 coronavirus cases confirmed in MA Monday : CoronavirusMa


U.S. Report Found It Plausible Covid-19 Leaked From Wuhan Lab - WSJ The 2020 lab report was used by the State Department in its own inquiry during Trump administration

More than 65% of inhaled coronavirus particles reach the deepest region of our lungs where damage to cells can lead to low blood oxygen levels, new research has discovered, and more of these aerosols reach the right lung than the left. : science
Face masks are effective in blocking expired airborne particles from talking and coughing even if they don't seal around the edges, a new study shows : science


New Zealand reaches 100 days without community transmission : worldnews

22 dead after oxygen supply cut as mock drill report shows hospital owner as saying in video. Probe ordered | Latest News India (just a little "death drill")

Top Japanese virologist warns of risks of Tokyo Games during pandemic-paper : worldnews


New species of dinosaurup to 30m longconfirmed as largest ever found in Australia

Myanmar: The mysterious deaths of the NLD party officials - BBC News (not that mysterious)


China military flybys near Taiwan plunge after US-Japan statement : worldnews
China made ahuge strategic blunder in retaliating against Europe over Uyghurs sanctions, former U.S. negotiator says. Major investment agreement reached last winter between the European Union and China "off the table now" after seven years of negotiation
Uyghurs are being deported from Muslim countries, raising concerns about China's growing reach : worldnews (Saudis doing their money thing)

Bride Dies of Heart Attack During Wedding, Groom Marries Her Sister: "In a disturbing incident, the sister of a bride in Uttar Pradesh was made to marry the groom after the bride collapsed and died in the middle of the wedding ceremony." : worldnews
Indias High Court bans LGBT conversion therapy
Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Grandaughter Sentenced To 7 Years In Jail In South Africa : worldnews

MH17 plane crash trial starts hearing evidence : worldnews
Russia Is UsingBlack PRto Spread Disinformation in the West

Lithuania Says Belarus is Behind Recent Migrant Influx. "It is obvious that a hybrid war is being waged against Lithuania, and illegal migration flows are one of the means" says Lithuanian Interior Minister : worldnews

Bride kidnapping haunts rural Kyrgyzstan, causing young women to flee to the cities (maybe they should kidnaps mens' balls)


At least 160 civilians, including volunteer anti-terrorism fighters, were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Friday in the deadliest Islamist attack in the country since 2015. The twin attacks launched within the space of a few hours, killed at least 160 people, including some 120 children : worldnews

I Will Kill Myself: The Enduring Nightmare of Lebanons Kafala System -- maids from Africa and Asia are trapped in a nightmare of inescapable cruelty

Israeli Parlament to vote Sunday on new government, ousting Netanyahu : worldnews
Israel's occupation of Palestine is apartheid say two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa.


Italian neo-Nazis were plotting to bomb NATO base, police say : worldnews


Ex police officer Wayne Couzens admits to kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard before dumping her body. : worldnews (killer psycho-copsters everywhere)

Leftist poised for victory in knife-edge Peruvian vote : worldnews

Salvadoran woman freed from jail after 30-year abortion sentence : worldnews

Muslim family killed inpremeditated truck attack
Police say a driver who hit and killed 4 pedestrians in Ontario targeted them because they were Muslim : worldnews

ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app - BBC News More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say.
ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using FBI made fake anonymous app : worldnews


More than 2,100 children separated at border 'have not yet been reunified,' Biden task force says


The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax
The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

Many More Americans Would Be Vaccinated if Our Health Care System Wasnt So Terrifying

Obama says Republican Party has become unrecognisable in shift that started with Palin (tnx, St. McCain)
Obama criticizes Republicans for embracing 2020 falsehoods - CNNPolitics
Donald Trump abuse of the pardon power to reward criminal loyalists is a precedent for a future authoritarian leader to commit crimes without consequence. Its use must be curtailed by Congress

Opinion | The best way for Garland to protect the Justice Department is to stop defending his predecessor : politics (more Dem's happy little family bullshit)

Jen Psaki likens Fox News reporters to Russian and Chinese propagandists : politics

New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate baseless Biden conspiracies : worldnews

Biden DOJ Sticks With Trump Defense In Rape Defamation Case Biden during the campaign had criticized DOJs effort to intervene in writer E. Jean Carrolls defamation case against Trump (bi-partisan flippy-floppy)
Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial - The New York Times Donald Trump is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her.

What if This Is Just the Tip of Trumpworlds Iceberg of Crazy? only starting to find out now just how much influence the conspiracy-peddlers wielded in Trump White Houseand how much theyll wield in his future (Italian space-lasers stole the election)

Senate report details sweeping failures around Jan. 6 attack
Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds - The Washington Post
Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds : politics
Busted: GOP officials confronted with evidence of MAGA riot lies : politics (more 'riot' shit from MSM)
Senate report details sweeping failures around Jan. 6 attack : politics
'Bring Your Guns': Probe Uncovers More Alarming Intelligence Before Capitol Riot : politics
Senate report reveals new details about security failures ahead of January 6 attack but omits Trump's role : politics
Right-wing 'Boogaloo Boys" militants plotted violence against cops so Trump would invoke Insurrection Act: Court docs
US Capitol attack report finds intelligence, military and police failings | US Capitol breach : politics
The Most Damning Parts of the Senates Capitol Riot Report | Emails were sent instead of picking up the phone. Riot gear was stuck in a locked bus. Less than 10 Capitol cops were trained to use "less than lethal" munitions
A damning Senate report on Jan. 6 shows what Republicans want to keep buried : politics


Eschaton: Powerless
Biden's assertion that he could persuade actual Republicans to play fair was central to his campaign, which the Nates of the world fawned over as the most skillful political showcase in many years (NYT Nate Silver horribly wrong, again)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Joe Manchin of Supporting Republican 'Voter Suppression' : politics
Joe Manchin Cosponsored the Voting-Rights Bill in 2019 That He is Now Blocking on the Grounds That the GOP Doesn't Like it : politics
Joe Manchins Argument Is as Far Removed From Reality as West Virginia Is From Neptune
Joe Manchin retreats to fantasyland and sticks America with the consequences : politics
Why Do Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema Want to Negotiate With Traitors? | The New Republic Party leaders should act like they believe their own rhetoric on Republican extremism.
Joe Manchin is opposing big parts of Biden s agenda as the Koch network pressures him
Joe Manchin's focus on West Virginia could doom voting rights
Joe Manchin just *totally* screwed Democrats : politics
Poll shows Manchin wildly out of step with West Virginia voters on voting rights bill : politics
Democrats don't have to let Manchin win: Holding Trump accountable is fulfilling the Biden agenda | Democrats should grill Donald Trump for 11 hours as Republicans did Hillary Clinton
Trump praises Manchin for keeping filibuster after telling Republicans to get rid of it for years | Now that Democrats hold slim majority, former president calls filibuster 'very important' despite calling on GOP to use 'nuclear option'
Joe Manchins Incoherent Case for Letting Republicans Destroy Democracy

'Manchin Must Wake Up' or Face Up: Progressives Demand Floor Debate on Pro-Democracy Bill | "79% of West Virginia voters support the For the People Act," said Common Cause. "Why doesn't Sen. Joe Manchin?" : politics ... Manchins top donor is international Miami-based law firm Greenberg Traurig. If the name Greenberg Traurig rings a bell it's because thats the law firm that Rudy Giuliani use to be a partner at before he resigned on May 10, 2018 after being forced to by the firm for being an idiot for going on air and saying it's normal for lawyers to pay off prostitutes (referring to Trump and Stormy Daniels) Seven days later on May 17, 2018 Greenberg Traurig registered the conservative social media platform ParlerFor those that don't know Parler is secretly a disinformation and propaganda project for big time GOP donors like the Mercer family and Russia.

Long Con to Capture the Courts | How Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell quietly installed hundreds of federal judges, waging an insidious war on the judicial branch bound to shape American life for decades to come

Mark Meadows Should Be Hauled in Front of Congress to Testify on National Television : politics

Ted Lieu Trolls Mo Brooks With Photo of Password Advice Taped to Laptop Screen : politics

Newsmax says network turned Gaetz down for a job : politics

Is an out-of-power Trump really a threat to democracy? : politics
Trump feared Democrats would replace Biden with Michelle Obama, book claims : politics
Trump's Deranged Theory That Democrats Would Replace Biden Might Have Helped Him Lose 2020 - The president was obsessed with the idea that Democrats would strip the primary win from Joe Biden and nominate Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama instead
Donald Trumps Chances of Staying Out of Prison Are Not Improving A major Trump Organization executive has testified before a grand jury.

A Would-Be Opponent Crashes a Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally : politics

Religious right turns on GOP overtone deaf & offensivePride tweet | They're willing to cancel the Republican Party over a generic tweet from RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.

N.H. Libertarian party calls for end to child labor laws; Gary Johnson disagrees : politics

Vermont's Governor Expands Voting Rights, Bucking Republican Push - Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill on Monday requiring that all registered voters receive mail-in ballots. His decision contrasted with Republican-led efforts to restrict voting rights in several states. ("several" = "most" you fucking newspaper)

Kayleigh McEnanys claims of press double standards ridiculed in video montage
We did not get questions like that montage (Fuckanany/Bullshit Barbie)

Why the GOP Just Got Blown Out in a Congressional Race - POLITICO New Mexico, a once-purple state, is turning increasingly blue ... New Mexico Republicans had opted to hold their marquee event in Amarillo, Texas

Record-High 70% in U.S. Support Same-Sex Marriage ... This latest figure marks an increase of 10 percentage points since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages.

The Scandal Rocking the Evangelical WorldThe sudden departure of Russell Moore is forcing an overdue conversation about the crises of American Christendom ... "This is an earthquake," ... one of the most important figures in the SBC has completely broken with the denomination he has been a part of for virtually his entire life ... the breach was caused by the stands he had taken against sexual abuse within the SBC and on racial reconciliation, which had infuriated the executive committee (pedo Satangelicals meltdown)

An anti-abortion program will receive $100 million in the next Texas budget, but theres little data on whats being done with the money

Bill and Melinda Gatess Epic Divorce Saga Enters Its Next Phase ... was always going to be rife with drama. Now come the private investigators, rumors of affairs, and former employees chafing at NDAs.

What Mia Farrow Knew : Farrow says she witnessed disturbing and occasionally ghastly things for years. Why didn't she act earlier? ... Farrow witnessed disturbing and occasionally ghastly things for years, many of which would have been taken very seriously by social services had she made a call. But she never did; she seems to have been deeply invested in Dylan and Allen having a relationship. ("Rosemary's Baby" it was all a sick movie to her and Woody was her co-star)

Gripped by Dinner Party-gate, Yale Law Confronts a Venomous Divide : A dispute centering on the celebrity professor Amy Chua exposes a culture pitting student against student, professor against professor ... Amy Chua, one of the schools most popular but polarizing professors, had been hosting drunken dinner parties with students, and possibly federal judges, during the pandemic. (drunk Tiger Mom Refuck Amy Choo-Choo and Yale, of course)
I say we take off and nuke it from orbit - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is just extremely gross and disgusting and disturbing on every conceivable and inconceivable level, but were contractually obligated to write three articles a month about the Yale Law School, so here we are. Some lowlights:

Andrew Sullivan and the English Language - Lawyers, Guns & Money (racist asshole Sullifucker still doing his racist thing)


U.S. Mandates Body Cameras for Federal Law-Enforcement Officers - WSJ Justice Department reverses longtime policy as more local police forces require video monitoring of police actions
Images of police from last years' protests slashing the tires of parked cars. : pics
Five more linked to burgeoning Boston police pay fraud scandal, including former union president - The Boston Globe


It's Just So Hard Out There for the White Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The whiteness of the Operation Homecoming vets, the most visible and distinguished former prisoners of war, made the POW/MIA movement a vehicle for white racial grievanceand the POW/MIA flag has been a common sight at white supremacist rallies ever since. (POW's in white mens' minds)


Physicists have proved that a subatomic particle can switch into its antiparticle alter-ego and back again, in a new discovery revealed today. An extraordinarily precise measurement made at CERN has provided the first evidence that charm mesons can change into their antiparticle and back again. : science

New Study Says an Extra-Dimension May Explain Dark Matter : science

Scientists announced the 1st demonstration of quantum communication over optical fibers exceeding 600 km in length. The breakthrough will enable long-distance, quantum-secured information transfer between metropolitan areas, & is a major advance towards building the future quantum internet. : science

MIT Engineers Have Discovered a Completely New Way of Generating Electricity : technology

TIL more than half of the oxygen you breathe comes from marine photosynthesizers, like phytoplankton and seaweed. : todayilearned

ELI5: Time Is Relative : explainlikeimfive ... the speed of causality
Can you go fast enough to get enough mass to become a black hole? | Science Questions with Surprising Answers
The True Nature of Matter and Mass | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Carl Sagan on the Existence of God - YouTube



060721


Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research : worldnews
G7 nations committing billions more to fossil fuel than green energy : worldnews

We are running out of time to reach deal to save natural world, says UN talks chair : worldnews

Scientists Say They've Finally Sequenced the Entire Human Genome. Yes, All of It.

Germany warns: Artifical Intelligence arms race already underway : worldnews

The World's First Mountain Solar Farm is 50% More Efficient : worldnews


4 Deaths, 181 Hospitalized, 89 New Cases, 16k Tests Reported. 3,849,447 Fully Vaccinated. 6/7/21 : CoronavirusMa
Mass. reports 19,641 new COVID-19 vaccinations Monday - The Boston Globe

New England 7-day COVID case & death rates are now nearly half of the rest of the USA : CoronavirusMa


Scientists begin to unravel the mysteries of the coronavirus and brains - The Washington Post


Japan Olympic official dies after jumping in front of train - media : worldnews

Chinese social media users joke about the Queen dying after UK embassy's Tiananmen candle post : worldnews

Cartoonist who makes cartoons about ruling party in India, gets notice from twitter stating that the central government says that the account violates law(s) of India. : worldnews undefined

Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 40 : worldnews

Trial of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to start hearing evidence in the Netherlands : worldnews

Ukraines football kit with map featuring Crimea causes outrage in Russia
Ukraine's Zelensky "confused," "disappointed" by Biden not trying to block Russia pipeline : worldnews


Boko Haram leader killed on direct orders of Islamic State : worldnews
Burkina Faso attack: At least 160 killed in village raid : worldnews

Life Under Apartheid - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... remember that Israel has become an apartheid state and that life under apartheid is horrible, at least if you are the oppressed group. Luckily, I guess, the recent move to the far right by both American and Israeli conservative/fascists has led to a lot of questioning about the U.S. relationship with Israel on the left, cleaving off groups that previously supported Israel but are pretty disgusted by Trumpism and Netanyahuism, including many Jewish Americans ... the only way to be OK with how Israel treats the Palestinians is to be OK with treating Jews that way in Germany or the United States or anywhere else (they became their exterminators)
Amal Nakhleh, a 17-year-old Palestinian boy who suffers from myasthenia gravis, a rare chronic autoimmune, neuromuscular illness, has had his administrative detention extended by Israel : worldnews (evil Jews)
Al Jazeera reporter covering Jerusalem protest assaulted, hand broken, arrested by Israeli police, network says : worldnews


Hungary appears to back-pedal on Chinese university plans after protests : worldnews


Shackled skeleton identified as rare evidence of slavery in Roman Britain : worldnews


Oceana Finds Hundreds of Vessels Vanishing Along Argentinas Waters (China doing its China thing)

Peru on edge as socialist Castillo holds razor-thin lead in polarized vote : worldnews

El Salvador: Former first lady sentenced to 10 years in prison. Former first lady Ana Ligia de Saca, who was found guilty of illicit enrichment, has been ordered to repay $17.6 million to the state. Her husband, former President Tony Saca, is already serving a 10-year sentence : worldnews

Man throws severed head at voting station in Mexico amidst bloodiest election campaigns in recent history : worldnews

Over 100 residential school children buried under campground in Manitoba : worldnews
Indigenous women still forced, coerced into sterilization : worldnews
Canada indigenous leaders dismiss Pope remarks
Statue of Egerton Ryerson 'will not be restored or replaced' after it was toppled at Toronto rally | CBC News


US military admits to killing 23 civilians around the world in 2020 : worldnews

US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers
The Powell Show - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... And of course Powell knew that enough of what the CIA was feeding him was bullshit that he should have walked away, but instead he invested his enormous bipartisan credibility in one of the most disastrous foreign policy blunders in known human history. Posterity should judge him accordingly. (lying Bushfuckers and then Barry didn't look back)


Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit challenging male-only draft ongstanding deference to Congress on military issues cautions against taking the case while lawmakers are considering changing the law


Jen Psaki says she wants to stop reporters turning the White House briefing room into 'a forum for propaganda' : politics

Republicans pledge allegiance to fossil fuels like its still the 1950s

Bernie Sanders Reminds Americans 'Not a Single Republican Voted' for $1,400 Stimulus Checks : politics

Putin's Russia adopts Republican talking points on Jan. 6 riot | On Jan. 6, far-right Republicans have a political ally, once again, in Vladimir Putin, whos only too pleased to amplify their talking points (and then MSNBC calls it a "riot" just like the Tulsa massacre was a little "riot")
Liz Cheney compares Trump's rhetoric to Chinese Communist Party

Yes, Take This Seriously: Its Time to Kill the Senate The upper body of Congress has become a colossal wreck where democracy goes to die.
There's Less Than Two Years to Save American Democracy

Joe Manchin blasted as "cowardly, power-hungry white dude" over vote rights : politics
Progressive rep: 'Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell' : politics
Fox News' Chris Wallace confronts Joe Manchin over "being naive" about bipartisan cooperation : politics
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan questions Joe Manchin's intelligence: "Just not very bright" : politics
How Joe Manchins awful new stance could blow up in his face
Rep. Clyburn is having none of Sen. Manchins filibuster defense
Time to call Manchin's bluff

Sen. Angus King suggests he'd back killing filibuster to get voting rights passed : politics

After big losses, GOP 'simply does not want to participate in democracy' : politics

Trump and his allies try to rewrite, distort history of pandemic while casting Fauci as public enemy No. 1 : politics
What Happened When Trump Was Banned on Facebook and Twitter - The New York Times he has posted statements online far less often. But some of his statements have traveled just as far and wide on social networks.
Stormy Daniels says her attorney is in contact with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization : politics

Something appears to be simply, simply wrong at the Biden Justice Department - new revelations suggest that the Biden Justice Department not only allowed these disturbing intrusions to continueit intensified the governments attack on First Amendment rights before finally backing down in the face of reporting about its conduct ... an unprecedented assault on American news organizations and their efforts to inform the public about government wrongdoing.

Why Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Wont Be Punished for Fomenting a Riot

Pence hopes the people who wanted to murder him on Jan. 6 will consider voting for him in 2024 : politics

The GOP superspreaders of Trumps contagion
Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Says Divisive Politics Key Driver In Threats Against Lawmakers

Arizona 2020 Election Review: Risks for Republicans and Democracy - The New York Times Experts call it a circus. Polls say it will hurt the G.O.P. in 2022. But Republicans are on board in Arizona and elsewhere, despite warnings of lasting damage to the political system.

A wingnut for all seasons - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mark Joseph Stern has a good thread on how absolutely insane Robert Benitezs opinion striking down Californias assault weapons ban is:
Mark Joseph Stern on Twitter: "Benitez insists that "citizen militias are not irrelevant," citing the experiences of ... Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and the Taliban. https://t.co/e7ArsDmeim https://t.co/dwMD0JoOQi" / Twitter

No, Trump Did Not Wear His Pants Backwards at Rally | Snopes.com
Trump Successfully Wore Pants Correctly at Rally: Report

From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters - The New York Times - Far-right movements have long dreamed of a moment that ends society as weve known it. Now, experts say, so-called accelerationist thinking is proliferating in ways that could destabilize democracy.

The Tiger Mom and the Hornets Nest For two decades, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld were Yale Law power brokers. A new generation wants to see them exiled. (Any Choo-Choo)


Janey fires Dennis White as Boston police commissioner - The Boston Globe


Fixing the West's Water Wars - Lawyers, Guns & Money Fixing the Wests Water WarsAs the Bundys and their merry band of fascists descend on the Klamath River to try and start another war with federal officials there ... White farmers want the land to remain controlled by white farmers with no changes to how things were done a century ago.
We're Inching Towards Actual Violence Over Access to Water | The Hoover Dam is losing its reason for being. : politics
"Mega-drought" takes dramatic toll on Colorado River system that provides water to 40 million people : news

Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It's Not Your Imagination. - The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights. (rolling light into the eyes of Priuses)


F.D.A. Approves Alzheimer's Drug Despite Fierce Debate Over Whether It Works - Aducanumab, or Aduhelm, is the first new Alzheimer's treatment in 18 years and the first to attack the disease process. But some prominent experts say theres not enough evidence it can address cognitive symptoms.

Spanking has effects on early childhood behavior similar to those of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as physical or emotional abuse or neglect, parental mental illness, parental substance use, and others, a study in the Journal of Pediatrics has found : science

New Research Shows Maori traveled to Antarctica at Least 1,000 Years Before Europeans.

How they pinned a single, momentous number on the Universe | Aeon Essays Are we part of a dying reality or a blip in eternity? The value of the Hubble Constant could tell us which terror awaits

The fascinating science of pleasure goes way beyond dopamine | Psyche Ideas

Halfway Through Ulysses : books
Michael Chabon on Finnegans Wake | Gently Hew Stone
Michael Chabon mis/under-/or/stand-/reading Finnegans Wake | Buddy's Blog
Project MUSE - "Wake" Rites: The Ancient Irish Rituals of "Finnegans Wake" (review)
A Building Roam: Read Before the Electronic Ink Evaporates: Illustrated Joyce (and some Dali too)
Henri Matisse's Rare 1935 Etchings forJames Joyce'ys Ulysses
Ulysses: James Joyce: Amazon.com: Books
The Finnegans Wake Toolkit
Hear All of Finnegans Wake Read Aloud: A 35 Hour Reading | Open Culture
Quashed Quotatoes : Michael Wood : Finnegans Wake : Lewis Carroll
The Skin of Our Teeth: A Play (Perennial Classics): Wilder, Thornton: 9780060088934: Amazon.com: Books

The Conscience of Color, from Chemistry to Culture

What Renaissance? Humanism did not replace Scholasticism, nor is it clear that ideas like the Renaissance help us understand history at all

How EMDR helps to reprocess traumatic memories at warp speed | Aeon Essays Rewiring your life A radical therapy based on eye movements can desensitise painful memories, heal hurts and aid transformation at warp speed - EMDR



060621

Scientists developcheap and easy method to extract lithium from seawater

Congo volcano observatory failed to predict eruption due to mismanagement, say workers : worldnews

Fish regurgitating dead rodents prompt fears poison could enter food chain : worldnews

Japanese Convenience stores and fast-food chains will be obliged to charge for disposable plastic spoons, straws and forks from spring 2022 under legislation passed June 4 by the Diet to cut down on such garbage, an issue that has gained global prominence : worldnews


4 Deaths, 178 Hospitalized, 126 New Cases, 30k Tests Reported. 3,835,277 Fully Vaccinated. 6/6/21 : CoronavirusMa

New England starting to separate themselves from the rest in terms of vaccinations : CoronavirusMa

Vaccinating the world: 2 billion shots done, 13 billion to go : worldnews

The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak - WSJ The Covid-19 pathogen has a genetic footprint that has never been observed in a natural coronavirus.
Origins of SARS-CoV-2 | Jamie Metzl


Mexico's coronavirus death toll rises to 228,754 : worldnews

Urgent need: US to donate 750,000 Covid vaccine doses to Taiwan

We were deceived: hundreds protest in Venice at return of giant

China to gift 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepal : worldnews


South Korea stokes fear in Japan of Olympic boycott : worldnews

China Confirms It Has Its Own UFO Task Force : worldnews
Elephants Wandered Hundreds Of Miles Into A Chinese City. Nobody Knows Why : worldnews
NOTNixonsGhost explains what the Chinese gov't really don't want people to know about the Tiananmen Square massacre : bestof

India: In violation of COVID lockdown, several Mahapanchayats (mega-rallies) held in support of those arrested for lynching a Muslim man, some with 50,000 people in attendance. : worldnews

Taliban seize four more districts as fighting intensifies in Afghanistan : worldnews ... Twenty years, trillions of dollars wasted, and thousands of lives lost.


NATO warns Moscow, Minsk against threatening its allies : worldnews

Thousands of Hungarians protest in Budapest over new Chinese campus in university : worldnews


Ethiopia On The Brink Of Famine : worldnews
The stench of misrule: institutional failure in South Africa : worldnews
Armed cattle thieves kill 88 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria : worldnews
Militants kill more than 130 civilians in Burkina Faso village attack : worldnews
Armed assailants killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso. The attackers struck during the night on Friday, killing residents of the village of Solhan in Yagha province bordering Niger. They also burned homes and the market : worldnews
Further crackdowns in Uganda : worldnews


Turkish drone strike on Iraqi refugee camp kills three : worldnews

Blast at Iranian steel plant, latest in series of incidents : worldnews (Bibi ramping up to declare martial law or something)

Israel domestic security warns of violence as Netanyahu faces unseating : worldnews
Israel rescheduled the Jeruslaem Day flag march to June 10, Netanyahus opponents say timing of the controversial march an attempt to provoke a response from Hamas in bid to stop upcoming "change governmant" : worldnews
Top Right-wing Israeli Rabbis Call on Public to Do Everything to Thwart Bennett-Lapid Govt
Netanyahu Tells Likud Members to Lay Into Right-wing Politicians Who Teamed-up With the Left
Al Jazeera denounces Israeli assault and arrest of its journalist | Freedom of the Press News : worldnews
Israeli police arrested Al Jazeera reporter in East Jerusalem : worldnews
Israeli Army Forces Arrest Palestinian Activist Muna Al-Kurd : worldnews
Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Brutally Assault Palestinian in Hebron : worldnews ("settlers" on other peoples' land)


Extortionists used personal ads to direct State in5m ransom, threatening to release Foot and Mouth disease into the state ... A well-known and successful barrister, and an activist with the far-left Eire Saor republican group, became the lead suspects.


EU to defend journalists from malicious law suits : worldnews ... and the Romanian Orthodox Church has used them to go after journalists who exposed paedophiles in its ranks ..

Peru election: Country on edge ahead of unpredictable run-off : worldnews

Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Canada school discovery : worldnews (says ignore church abuse and coverups)
Trudeau's acknowledgment of Indigenous genocide could have legal impacts: experts : worldnews

NSA spying row: US and Denmark pressed over allegations : worldnews


How China Beat the U.S. to Become Worlds Undisputed Solar Champion. -- China went all in on solar manufacturing and now produces three-quarters of the world' supply (Refucks who hate windmills screwed the country)


Biden, Obama tout record 31 million Americans who have health-care coverage through Affordable Care Act - The Washington Post


Republicans Are One Week Away From Starting a 'Lock Her Up' Chant for Anthony Fauci | Calls for the doctor to be charged with treason probably aren't far behind, either.
Trump pushes Wuhan lab leak theory and targets Fauci - The Washington Post

150 days after Capitol attack, more than 465 arrested as FBI seeks tips on hundreds more: DOJ : politics
stripes - Gen. Charles Flynn, brother of former national security adviser, takes reins of US Army Pacific (yeah, the guy who blocked protecting Congress from violent traitors) xsy

Manchin says he won't vote for Democrats' sweeping election reform bill : politics (traitor-fucker)
Progressive dam about to break - Axios - House progressives are getting fed up with efforts to accommodate Republican senators andJoe Manchin. Look for them to start demanding swift action and threatening payback
The end - Lawyers, Guns & Money Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday defended his decision to vote against a sweeping voting rights bill and reiterated his opposition to gutting the filibuster, declaring in the strongest terms yet that he is not willing to change Senate rules to help his party push through much of President Joe Bidens agenda
Republicans have no incentive to abandon Trump and the big lie. We must act now : politics
Republican State Legislatures Are Winning Their War On American Democracy | 2021 is on pace to be the worst year for U.S. voter suppression laws since 2011, and activists are worried that Democrats aren't responding aggressively enough.

Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach - The New York Times A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

FBI inquiry of USPS chief DeJoy threatens bipartisan overhaul bill : politics


Trump Says GOP Will Retake Congress, White House Sooner Than You Think In Fundraising Video ("reinstatement")
Trump's August election reinstatement theory is even worse than it looks -- doom loop of craziness ... It is, in fact, weapons-grade lunacy to imagine that it is even possible ... a quarter of Americanand 53 percent of Republicans actually believe Trump is the true president of the United States.
Trump endorses North Carolinas Rep. Ted Budd for Senate after Lara Trump declines to run

At state GOP meeting, Georgia Republicans look backward to 2020 election
Trump unloaded on Georgias GOP governor. But Brian Kemp is still standing.

A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court - The New York Times State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.

Amid controversy, Justice Dept. says it wont seek to compel journalists to give up source information


Trump chief of staff pressed the Justice Department to investigate the bizarre conspiracy theory that people in Italy meddled in the 2020 election using military satellites
The autogolpe last time - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Hack Tea Party crackpot turned hack Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pressured the FBI to investigate Sydney Powell-level conspiracy theories to try to overturn the election:
Trump and Giuliani personally pushed for conspiracy-driven Arizona vote 'audit' -- Numerous emails included voters threatening to oust GOP lawmakers if they do not find evidence of fraud

Imagine theres no Republican Party (Taibbi is an evil insane idiot along with his pal Greenfucker)

Arizona election "audit" leader complains wearing pink makes him look "like a transgender" : politics


Matt Gaetz Buddy Joel Greenbergs Guilty Plea Officially Accepted: What He Admitted To


Texas Lawmakers Had Two Crises to Address. They Ignored Them in Favor of Sideshows. : politics

Kemp booed and Raffensperger censured at Georgia GOP convention : politics

Christian Billionaires Are Funding a Push to Kill the Equality Act : politics


A Florida school board is renaming middle and high schools honoring Confederate leaders : politics

The moral panic over critical race theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money Over at Fox News, the word has come down from on high to try to makecritical race theory the latest thing for old conservative white people to panic about. By my countprior to 19 months ago the phrase had been uttered on a Fox program a total of six times. It has since been used on 249 separate Fox programs, with 22 of those instances taking place over the last seven days.

QAnon? The big lie? What might it take to get Latter-day Saints to stop believing in them? ... If almost half of U.S. members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe the big lie what does that say about their ability to discern truth? (they wouldn't be Mormons, duh)


Covid: Twitter suspends Naomi Wolf after tweeting anti-vaccine misinformation - BBC News : news - One tweet claimed that vaccines were a "software platform that can receive uploads" (there's crazy and then there's fucking nuts)


Apple's App Store has many scams - The Washington Post - Apple profits from these apps because it takes a cut of up to a 30 percent of all revenue generated through the App Store



060521

New Attenborough film, 'Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet,' sounds alarm on planetary boundaries, but offers hope : movies

Poisonous Amazon leak: worlds richest tin mine pollutes water supply of 22 Indigenous villages

Faroe Islands turns red as more than 250 whales slaughtered inbarbaricannual hunt


Boston mayor declares heat emergency; cooling centers will open to all residents : boston


Mass. reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 216 cases, 96,380 vaccinations Saturday - The Boston Globe

New England's success against COVID-19 could be a model : boston
Most & Least Educated States in America

Dr. Peter Daszak is spotted outside his million-dollar home in upstate New York | Daily Mail Online ... British doctor Peter Daszak who tried to gag the Wuhan lab leak theory is seen outside his million-dollar home in upstate NY as it's revealed he has IGNORED Congress' demands for answers

No. 2 CDC official says U.S. isn't ready for the next pandemic : Coronavirus

A recent increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations among 12- to 17-year-olds reinforces the importance Covid-19 vaccinations, a CDC study says. : CoronavirusMa
June 4, 2021 coronavirus news Bans on school mask mandates in states like Texas are irresponsible and could result in more children getting sick (party of ghouls)
COVID-19 Vaccines Are Better Than We Ever Expected COVID-19 Vaccines Keep Showing Theyre Truly Spectacular At Fighting The Coronavirus -- The truth is we humans sort of lucked out,
The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning : Coronavirus

Florida will no longer publish daily coronavirus reports. : Coronavirus


Coronavirus mutated 32 times inside South African HIV-positive woman over course of seven months : worldnews

Australia finds highly infectious Delta variant in Melbourne amid virus outbreak : worldnews

Vietnam bans all religious events after Protestant church service triggers COVID cluster. The city district of Go Vap, where the church is based, has been locked down. : worldnews

In India, 3,000 doctors just resigned after a court tried to block them from striking : worldnews
Fake medicines, recycled PPE: Scammers worsen India COVID misery : worldnews

Belgium's Van Ranst: Covid scientist targeted by a far-right sniper - BBC News Belgiums Van Ranst: Covid scientist targeted by a far-right sniperFor nearly three weeks Belgium's leading virologist has been living in a safehouse with his wife and 12-year-old son, guarded by security agents.


China blasts the US and EU consulates in Hong Kong for displaying candles to commemorate the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown : worldnews (BLASTS!!)
Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue after Tiananmen Massacre vigil banned : worldnews
Pro-democrat exile group claims pressure from Hong Kong police forced Wordpress to censor website : worldnews

The Taliban Are Getting Stronger In Afghanistan As U.S. And NATO Forces Exit : worldnews


UN: 152 children killed, 146 injured in Ukraine since start of Russian aggression : worldnews

The European Union officially bans its airspace to Belarusian companies : worldnews

Nigeria Suspends Twitter After It Deleted A Tweet By The President : worldnews


Israeli security chief warns of Jan. 6-type violence ahead of new government - Axios (Netanfuckyu will pull a Trump)
The Palestinian Red Crescent said 23 runners were injured when Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades at an activist-organised run in solidarity with Palestinian families facing forced expulsion : worldnews


Rich nations back deal to tax multinationals - BBC News : worldnews

Canadian PM Trudeau wants Vatican City to apologize for church-run school abuses : worldnews ... 'Come and apologise for the things we helped you do in the country we were in charge of"


Life, liberty, and the pursuit of influence - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The broader point is that theres an almost unimaginable amount of money just sloshing around the upper reaches of the American economy now. This is the culmination of a very long-term trend ... Again, as in so many other ways, the rise of Donald Trump a man who has spent his entire life doing nothing but trying to churn his money into fame and his fame into money is here both a symptom of a much more profoundly pervasive disease, and an exacerbation of it.



Caught in crosshairs, Fauci calls GOP descriptions of his emailsprofoundly misleading

Poll: Biden approval holds steady at 61 percent : politics

Democrats, Converted to Filibuster Foes, Are Set to Force the Issue : politics

If America Was a Foreign Country, We'd Know Its Democracy Is Dying
GOP Has Become EvenGreater Threatto US Democracy Than Trump in 2021: Experts
Is America heading to a place where it can no longer call itself a democracy? : politics

Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims - The New York Times Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results ... included a fantastical theory that people in Italy had used military technology and satellites to remotely tamper with voting machines in the United States and switch votes for Mr. Trump to votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr ... (controlled by Jewish Space Lasers)

'Zip-tie Guy' and His Mother Now Face More Than Twice as Many Charges in Capitol Siege Case, Including for Bringing a Taser to Congress

McGahn Breaks Little New Ground in Closed-Door Testimony - The New York Times

Why the Pentagon isnt heeding calls to prosecute Michael Flynn under military law

Trump Says Congress Run to Become Speaker and Impeach Biden Is 'Very Interesting'
Trump is interested in running for House seat in 2022 in a bid to become Speaker and launch an impeachment inquiry against Biden : politics
Trumps Inner Circle Is Reportedly Soiling Itself at the Likelihood of Criminal Charges, as It Should Be
Roger Stone claims Steve Bannon blackmailed Trump to receive his pardon : politics
Senior Trump Organization Official to Testify Before Grand Jury - The New York Times Jeffrey McConney, a long-serving financial executive at the company.
Mike Pence's bizarre speech showed how dysfunctional his relationship with Trump really is
At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act - The New York Times The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.

Nihilistic Bipartisanship - Lawyers, Guns & Money Speaking of kayfabe, Michelle Goldberg is good on Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema pretending to believe that Republicans will suddenly begin embracing bipartisan comity while Republicans continue on their very real quest to dismantle American democracy without even disguising what theyre doing:

Matt Gaetz, Donald Trump and why obstruction of justice matters Interfering with justice cannot become the new norm. And we cannot tolerate any more efforts by our politicians to hold themselves above the law.

U.S. Put Gag Order on Times Executives Amid Fight Over Email Logs - The New York Times The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.
U.S. Waged Secret Legal Battle to Obtain Emails of 4 Times Reporters : politics
Biden White House Disavows Knowledge of Gag Order in Leak Case - The New York Times The Justice Department also said it was changing its policy to bar seizing reporters' phone and email records in hunts for their sources.
Justice Dept. says it'll no longer seize reporters' records
Justice Department says it'll no longer seize reporters' records (
USA TODAY fights FBI subpoena demanding records that would identify readers of Florida shooting story : politics
USA Today resists FBI subpoena seeking data of those who read story about agents' killing

Don McGahn tells House panel about Trumps bid to undermine Mueller probe

Eschaton: And Then Nothing : Exactly this: This isn't restoring normalcy, its normalizing. The new normal will be rampant, gangster-like criminality under Republicans, swept under the rug by Democrats if they're ever again allowed to lead

California Assault Weapons Ban Overturned by Federal Judge - The New York Times ... "a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment"
A federal judge, who compares an AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, overturns California's ban on assault weapons : politics
The end of gun control in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - RBG's failure to retire strategically will have a lot of grim consequences, and this is one of them: (nice happy little family you had there, bitch)
U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn NY gun law | City & Trump appointees threaten strict licensing requirements for carrying firearms.


FBI Probes Allegation That DeJoy Used Illegal Scheme to Rise as GOP Megadonor : politics

GOP Governors' Termination of Jobless Aid Could Cost Local Economies Over $12 Billion: Report : politics .. That is a sacrifice that Republicans are willing for you to make.


Mike Lindell's fraud allegations are even more ridiculous than you might think
Arizona emails show Trump pushed to prove any fraud before Capitol attack
GOP Arizona Senate President Admitted In Email That She Didn't Believe Audit Would Uncover Widespread Fraud : politics
Trump called Arizona Senate president to thank her or pushing to prove any fraud in election, emails show
Texas AG Says Trump Would've Lost State If It Hadn't Blocked Mail-in Ballots Applications Being Sent Out (Republican fascist virus attacking the immune system of democracy)
Doomed campaign to reinstate Trump comes to Antrim County, original home of the election lie ... still believe an obscure Northern Michigan community holds the key to unraveling an international conspiracy.

Days before Rep. Mike Nearman helped protesters breach Capitol, he coached constituents just how hed help them do it (OR)


Salt Lake City leaders announce sex reassignment surgeries will be covered for employees : politics



School district agrees to pay $3M in bullied child's suicide : news

The state of Alabama took his gun away. When authorities gave it back, he shot and killed his wife. : news

Records show teen killed by Honolulu police shot in back of head : news


(32) I just saw the term 'The Dunning-Kruger Effect' on the internet. Is there any truth to this cognitive disorder? - Quora ... It's a common mistake people of low intelligence, insight, education or fund of general knowledge make. Even if clearly incompetent, they grossly, wildly overestimate how smart they are.


Neutrophil elastase selectively kills cancer cells and attenuates tumorigenesis : science

Israeli scientists extend life of mice by 23%, say method may work on humans : science

TIL Chinese Mythology also has a Great Flood Myth. Unlike the Biblical story, humans fought the flood, led by the mythical heroes Prince Gun and his son, Yu the Engineer, who battled evil demons & solicited the aid of gods & dragons to build massive drainage basins & mighty dams to end the flooding. : todayilearned
A Flood of Myths and Stories | Independent Lens | PBS


As an introvert what irritates you the most? : AskReddit



060421


Report does not confirm, or rule out, extraterrestrial activity in unexplained aerial events - The Washington Post ("maybe it's aliens, maybe it isn't")
US finds no evidence aerial sightings were alien spacecraft: NYT : news

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds : worldnews

Two Billion People to Face Water Shortages as Ice on the Worlds Highest Mountains Melts, Warns UNDP

A new study published on Thursday found that North Atlantic right whales have shrunk by an average of three feet over the past 20 years. The study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Current Biology said the shrinking of the marine giants is due to human activity : worldnews

The Brazilian Amazon is burning, again : worldnews
People have abandoned hundreds of cats on a deserted Brazilian island. Officials arent sure how to save them.

UN: Cost of food rises at fastest pace in over a decade : worldnews

10 Deaths, 193 Hospitalized, 177 New Cases, 51k Tests Reported. 3,741,249 Fully Vaccinated. 6/4/21 : CoronavirusMa
Mass. reports 177 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths, and 38,475 vaccinations - The Boston Globe


Neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia increase the risk of contracting severe COVID-19 and dying from the disease. For people with Alzheimer's the risk is three times greater. It can be six times greater if they are over 80 : science
U.S. traffic deaths soar to 38,680 in 2020; highest yearly total since 2007 : news

Anthony Fauci urges China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers | Financial Times
Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers : worldnews
Attacks on Fauci grow more intense, personal and conspiratorial - POLITICO Conservatives are amplifying attacks on Fauci after the release of his emails. And theyre fundraising off of it too.
The World Needs Answers on Covids Origin China wants the issue to go away. The U.S. should use all of its tools to keep the pressure on Beijing.

Joe Biden to donate 75% of unused COVID vaccines to UN-backed global vaccine program : worldnews

World leaders ignoring role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

What Rebekah Jones saw behind the scenes at the Florida Department of Health : politics
Democrat who ran Floridas pandemic response blasts Rebekah Jones for running a disinformation campaign ("democrat" appointed by Death Sentence)

Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens -- myocarditis

Opinion | Why Are So Many Children in Brazil Dying From Covid-19? : CoronavirusMa


Japan logs record low 840,000 newborns in 2020 : worldnews

S.Korean air force chief resigns over death, sexual abuse of sergeant : worldnews

Taiwan will never forget China's Tiananmen crackdown, says president : worldnews
Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary : worldnews

Most illegal fishing suspects off coast of Argentina are Chinese boats, NGO report says | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP : worldnews
'Dark' ships off Argentina ring alarms over possible illegal fishing: vessels logged 600K hours recently with their ID systems off, making their movements un-trackable

6kg of uranium seized in India, 7 people arrested : worldnews

Putin inks law to ban 'extremists' from elections amid Navalny crackdown : worldnews
Kremlin critic Navalny loses bid to end sleep deprivation 'torture.' Maintains designation as a flight risk

EU to ban Belarus overflights from midnight, diplomats say : worldnews

Ukraine's leader moves to strip oligarchs of power with new bill : worldnews

Hungary blocks EU Hong Kong statement; Germany calls for change : worldnews



Kuwait to jail, fine anyone who deals with Israel : worldnews

Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule : worldnews

Iranian warships appear to begin first Atlantic crossing as U.S. warns against weapons transfers - POLITICO -- It's still unclear where the ships are headed, but docking in Venezuela is a concern.


Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes : worldnews

Head of Germany's Catholic Church offers resignation over 'catastrophe of sexual abuse' : worldnews


Nicolas Sarkozy case: paparazzi queen in custody over alleged witness tampering | France

UK NHS planning to open data of 55 million patients in England to academic and commercial third parties for research and planning purposes. The data will include medical information, records on mental health, sexual health, criminal records, and more sensitive information. Opt-out deadline is 23rd : worldnews

Belize's supreme court denies bail to partner of British billionaire's son who's been charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer : worldnews

Mexico counts 88 assassinations of politicians just days before the upcoming elections : worldnews

Missing residential school records: Vatican won't release documents, feds destroyed files : worldnews


FBI Director Compares Ransomware Challenge to 9/11 - WSJ Christopher Wray points to Russian hackers, calls for coordinated fight across U.S. society (but not requiring corps to spend a dime on IT security)


Hiring Picked Up in May but Lagged Behind Broader Recovery - WSJ U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs last month, but not enough for labor market to keep pace with overall economy
Recessions Compared: I can't believe there are people running around out there who truly believe they did a good job handling the Great Recession (hello, Barry and Larry)


Bing Censors Image Search for 'Tank Man' Even in US : technology
"Tank man" image search blocked on Bing and DuckDuckGo : technology


Putin questions U.S. prosecution of Capitol rioters, saying mob carried only 'political requests' (like hanging Mike Pence, totally normal in Russia)

After 2-Year Battle, House Panel To Interview Trump Counsel Don McGahn : politics
After 2-Year Legal Fight, Ex-Trump Aide Will Testify On Russia Investigation : politics

Manhattan DA brought Trump Organization controller to testify before special grand jury: Sources - ABC News - Jeff McConney has testified in the probe of Trump's finances, sources say.
Eschaton: Do The Crime Do The Time Enjoy our little fantasy here. -- One of the most senior officials in the Trump Organization has testified before a special grand jury empaneled by the Manhattan District Attorney's office to hear evidence against former President Donald Trump and his company, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News.
Bargain hunters pounce as Trump condo prices hit decade lows
Trump Sycophants Plead for Less Coup Talk at Saturday Rally
There's nothing delusional about Donald Trump's conspiracy theories. They are working ... aren't delusional, they are aspirational
Trump Has Fully Lost It, Won't Stop Telling People He's Going to Be President Again This Year
CNN supercut shows all the times Republicans have supported Trump after he attacked their families : politics
Supercut shows all the times Republicans have thrown family members under the bus to appease Trump - YouTube (good review, esp Rona-Dona and TCruz)

The clock is ticking - Lawyers, Guns & Money Adam Serwer has a typically cogent analysis of why, as of now, the January 6th mob that attacked the Capitol is winning the political war in which their incursion was merely the most spectacular battle to this point:

Alleged US Capitol rioter who heckled police for 'protecting pedophiles' served jail time for statutory rape of 14-year-old girl - CNNPolitics (always the same)

An ugly new GOP attack line is prompting a useful rethink among Democrats (defund killer copsters)

How to end your corporate law career with just one filing - Lawyers, Guns & Money a neat bit of Cancel Culture for you: Barnes & Thornburg appears to have wasted no time in trying to repair its reputation after a Minneapolis partner dragged the firm's name into Mike Lindell's latest round of nonsensical legal ranting.

JPMorgan stops donations to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn election : politics

Republicans Are Accidentally Suppressing Their Own Voters - Donald Trump's weird obsession with mail-in voting is doing collateral damage to GOP lawmakers' illiberal designs. : politics
Republican election misinformation scheme violates federal law: voting rights attorney : politics
Not just Arizona: Republicans push more partisan election "audits"

Sinema and Manchins Nihilistic Bipartisanship
Major Kyrsten Sinema Supporter Says Abolish Filibuster Or Get Out Of The Senate | HuffPost Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods prominently backed Sinema, but he says she now needs to support getting rid of the filibuster ... "To keep the Jim Crow filibuster while losing some of these basic voting rights that are central to our democracy is preposterous"

Trump-approved July 4th Mount Rushmore firework display blocked by court and Biden : politics

The Dejoy of committing felonies - Lawyers, Guns & Money


At least 10 states divert federal welfare funding to anti-abortion clinics : politics

Nevada governor signs bill permanently expanding mail-in voting to all registered voters : politics

Texas abortion ban targets anyone who helps patients get the procedure : news (accessory to murder and no rape-babies aborted, woman has to pay with her life for being raped)
Texas Republican leaders promised action on gun safety after the El Paso shooting. Instead, they passed permitless carry. : politics
USA Today fights subpoena aimed at readers of Florida FBI shooting story - POLITICO Gannett, the publisher, contends that demand for details on who accessed article violates the First Amendment.

Kneel Before Trump : George P. Bush Mocked For Selling Out His Own Family ... George P. Bush is the Ted Cruz of Lindsey Grahams. (Bush family known for its moral stands and treason)

Opinion | Tom Hanks: The Tulsa Race Massacre Is Every American's History - The New York Times

How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America? : NPR

Elegy for a faux hillbilly - Lawyers, Guns & Money Note: 'Disrupt' means destroy many peoples' lives to increase the price of a stock by a penny (vampire wannabe JD Vance)

On the (non)politics of Nomadland - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A Top Editor Becomes HerTrue SelfGina Chua is returning to the Reuters offices post-pandemic as one of the most senior transgender journalists in the country.

Scott Stringer Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2nd Woman - The New York Times The woman, Teresa Logan, accused Mr. Stringer of sexual harassment and making unwanted advances while she was working for him at a bar and restaurant he co-owned in 1992 ... Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller who is running for mayor, said he had no memory f the woman

Eschaton: The Worst Day of Andrew Sullivan's Life -- The NFL says it will halt the use of "race-norming" ywhich assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive functioning in a $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims. The practice had made it harder for Black players to qualify ("they weren't brain-injured, they were already stupid")

Eschaton: Are Dems The Good Nazis Or The Bad Nazis? Conservatives have a weird view of Nazis, which is basically, "The Nazis were good, akshually, except the liberal Nazis, who were bad." (today, in FoxFuckers)

Reward being offered in suspected road rage shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy in California increased to $450,000 : news

Washington mom subjected healthy daughter to 470 unnecessary medical procedures : news

Arrest made in 1972 killing of 15-year-old Illinois girl thanks to genetic genealogy : news

Hudson American Legion to close permanently after cutting veteran's mic during Memorial Day speech : news

American birders have their own racial reckoning. Audubon is at the center of it. - Washington Post -- The birding community faces a difficult debate about the names of species connected to enslavers, supremacists and grave robbers ... Even John James Audubons name is fraught in a nation embroiled in a racial reckoning. Long the most recognized figure in North American birding for his detailed drawings of the continents species, he was also an enslaver who mocked abolitionists working to free Black people.

How to Keep Your Plants Alive When Youre on Vacation


Ohio State University study: Conservatives more susceptible to misinformation than liberals : politics

Study: One in twenty workers are in useless jobs or "bullshit jobs" far fewer than previously thought. However, David Graeber was right to link peopleattitudes towards their jobs to their psychological wellbeing, and this is something that employers --- and society -- should take seriously.

Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds - Research maps the extent of the catastrophic Storegga tsunami 8,200 years ago for the first time : science


What is a fashion trend you hate? : AskReddit

how Finnish people organize protests in these times : pics

Jesus was a socialist : PoliticalHumor

I found this extremely high quality COLOUR 8mm home video from pre-WW2 America, sitting at just over 2000 views. The 1930s as you've never seen them before. I think it deserves to be shared. : videos

What was the weirdest blackmarket in your school? : AskReddit

Just a normal egyptian military parade : videos

Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban - The Verge (Fuckbook had "no comment" on this story)
Trump suspended from Facebook for 2 years - The Washington Post The changes in response to the Oversight Board could reshape how the company treats inflammatory political figures.
TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including "faceprints and voiceprints")



060321

Government Report Finds No Evidence U.F.O.s Were Alien Spacecraft - The New York Times -- a vast majority of more than 120 incidents over the past two decades did not originate from any American military or other advanced U.S. government technology (but def not aliens or anything and some incidents are too secret to tell you about but still not aliens we're sure)
Is an unknown space object a message in a bottle? -- Oumuamua, discovered in 2017 by the Pan-STARRS observatory, showed many properties allowing for the possibility that it was manufactured artificially by an alien technology.

World Must Rewild on Massive Scale to Heal Nature and Climate, Says UN: The World Must Rewild and Restore an Area the Size of China to Meet Commitments on Nature and the Climate, Says the UN, and the Revival of Ecosystems Must be Met with All the Ambition of the Space Race. : worldnews
Nearly all of the world's glaciers are losing mass at an ever increasing pace, contributing to more than a fifth of global sea level rise this century, according to unprecedented research : worldnews

Swarm of overnight quakes continue today around NZ super volcano Taupo : worldnews

Cargo Ship Carrying 25 Tons of Acid Sinks in Sri Lankan Waters; Marks One of Worst Environmental Disasters in Decades : worldnews

NASA plans two new missions to Venus, its first in decades : worldnews


241 confirmed cases, 7 deaths, and 34,846 vaccinations:

There were 229 Mass. communities deemed high risk for COVID-19 in January. Now there are zero - The Boston Globe


A scientist adventurer and China's Bat Woman are under scrutiny as coronavirus lab-leak theory gets another look
The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19 s Origins : Throughout 2020, the notion that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab was off-limits. Those who dared to push for transparency say toxic politics and hidden agendas kept us in the dark ... conflicts of interest, stemming in part from large government grants supporting controversial virology research, hampered the U.S. investigation into COVID-19s origin at every step ... gain-of-function research, because it would bring unwelcome attention to U.S. government funding of it ... The group had recently acquired classified intelligence suggesting that three WIV researchers conducting gain-of-function experiments on coronavirus samples had fallen ill in the autumn of 2019 (splash and by the way:) Peter Daszak, who repackaged U.S. government grants and allocated the funds to research institutes including the WIV
The Lab-Leak Groupthink Failure Should Scare Liberals It is a question about whether institutions like the media and government can withstand the pressure of ideological conformity

WHO asks for re-checks of research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy : worldnews ... Frozen food from italy started the spread of a virus 20km away from a level4 lab specialized in studying that exact virus and that exact bat mutation... what a crazy coincidence /s


Taiwanese airline allows passengers to fly to China despite positive COVID test : worldnews


Majority of Filipinos believe Holy Eucharist is 'actual body and blood of Christ' and not just a representation: survey : worldnews (and also ...)

Bride dies of heart attack during wedding so groom marries her sister instead : worldnews (women interchangeable in UP)

Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary : worldnews
Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang : worldnews
Xi Jinping calls for more loveable image for China in bid to make friends : worldnews


Ex-Austrian minister who danced with Putin at wedding lands Russian oil job | Russia : worldnews

Belarusian Journalist Pratasevich Moved To KGB Detention Facility, Says Rights Group : worldnews
Belarusians are now hostages in their own country says Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu replaced, opposition leader officially informed the President. Naftali Bennett will be the new PM of Israel with Yair Lapid in rotation. First coalition ever with an Arab party. : worldnews
WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict : worldnews
Israel will ask the US for $1bn to replenish Iron Dome (Jews say US taxpayers must pay for their wars and apartheid)



Denmark passes law to let it relocate asylum seekers outside Europe : worldnews

Germany "persistently" broke air pollution rules, EU top court rules : worldnews

France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse : worldnews (criticized Islam after Islam chopped off teacher's head, can't criicize muzfucks in France)

Italy shocked as infamous Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca is freed after 25 years - he's responsible for the murder of hundreds, including melting a child in a vat of acid : worldnews

Investigation finds 33% of UK cabinet members funded by pro-Israel groups : worldnews ... (and Joe Biden leads the pack of bought pols in US)
BBC sparks outrage after removing content following pressure from pro-Israel lobby : worldnews (Jews control the media?)
Buckingham Palace banned ethnic minorities from office roles, papers reveal : worldnews (Queen is racist asshole)

EU agrees to force multinationals to disclose tax (capitalist crooksters like Tim Apple)
Microsoft Irish subsidiary paid zero corporate tax on 220bn profit last year


RCMP played a clear and unavoidable role in Canada's residential schools tragedy
Ottawa says it;s not liable for cultural damage caused by Kamloops residential school: court documents : worldnews

Microwave weapons that could cause Havana Syndrome exist, experts say | Russia and possibly China have developed technology capable of injuring brain and a US company made a prototype in 2004 : worldnews (after "scientists say impossible" for 5 yars)


US military admits killing 23 civilians around the world in 2020 : worldnews

FBI accuses Russia-linked hackers of attack on JBS : worldnews
Russia-Linked Group Behind JBS Attack Revels in Audaciousness
Want to Stop Ransomware Attacks? Ban Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies.

Democrats Prepare To Investigate Capitol Riot After GOP Blocked Bipartisan Commission : politics
US Army will not investigate Flynn's comments about a coup after he appeared to endorse one : politics

The Capitol Rioters Won : politics
'Five-alarm fire': Liberals use Jan. 6 panel blockade as rallying cry to abolish filibuster : politics

Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP Is Repeating History. : politics
Sinema Lambasted for Claiming Filibuster 'Protects' Democracy as It's Used to Block Voting Rights Bill | "It's completely insane that some Dems (ahem Manchin/Sinema) would rather keep the Jim Crow filibuster than stop an avalanche of Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression laws." : politics
No one can figure out why Kyrsten Sinema was missing at the January 6 commission vote : politics (narrator: "she was drunk")
The GOP is treating Jan. 6 the way white supremacists treated the Tulsa Race Massacre : politics

The Fake History of the Filibuster Won't Die | Senators keep repeating a made-up origin story.
There are two kinds of GOP attacks on democracy and one is much worse

Justice Dept. secretly obtained New York Times reportersphone records during Trump administration ... secretly obtained the phone records of four New York Times reporters, marking the third time in recent weeks that federal law enforcement has disclosed using the aggressive and controversial tactic to sift through journalists data ...
Trump Administration Secretly Seized Phone Records of Times Reporters - The New York Times The admission by the Biden Justice Department followed similar recent disclosures to The Washington Post and CNN.

DOJ watchdog urged to investigate lawyers behind Barr memo redactions : politics

Trump Administration Secretly Seized Phone Records of Times Reporters : politics
Trump is more obsessed than ever with 2020 election and is brushing off allies who are telling him to move on : politics
Trump has grown increasingly consumed with ballot audits as he pushes falsehood that election was stolen - The Washington Post


Rep. Mo Brooks is avoiding an insurrection lawsuit. Rep. Eric Swalwell hired a private investigator to find him. : politics

Ominous Sign For Rep. Matt Gaetz As Investigation Reportedly Takes New Turn | The federal probe into the right-wing Florida lawmaker is reportedly expanding. : politics
Investigators reportedly looking into whether Gaetz obstructed justice in call with witness : politics


QAnon Already Has 19 Candidates Running for Congress in 2022 : politics ... But Florida, home to former President Donald Trump, stands out: five of the 19 QAnon candidates are running for seats in the state.


Experts Call It A 'Clown Show' But Arizona 'Audit' Is A Disinformation Blueprint : politics

Nevada Gov. Sisolak signs permanent mail-in voting system into law : politics

Katie Hill ordered to pay attorneys' fees in revenge porn case - Los Angeles Times Katie Hill ordered to pay $220,000 in attorneysfees in revenge porn case

Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers' response to power outages during winter storm : politics
Texas lawmakers responded to the pandemic by limiting what the government can do in response to a pandemic : politics
Texas valedictorian goes viral after giving unapproved speech blasting state's anti-abortion bill : politics

Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman intended to allow demonstrators to breach Capitol, new report suggests : politics

Wisconsin Governor Stands Against Conversion Therapy, for Trans Youth : politics

Far-Right Vigilantes Alarming Gubernatorial RunHas Some Bracing for Chaos -- Ammon Bundy is currently barred from entering the Idaho state capitol, where he would ostensibly need to conduct official business. But his campaign is anything but a joke.
Far-Right Vigilante's Alarming Gubernatorial Run Has Some Bracing for Chaos


A Stanford Law student can't graduate because he mocked the Federalist Society. (such snowflakes)


Is Glenn Greenwald the New Master of Right-Wing Media?
Still Surprised When the Leopard Eats Your Face? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Greenfuck)


Don't reward cops for failing to do their jobs : politics


California Senate passes bill to decriminalize psychedelic drugs : politics

Conservatives more susceptible than liberals to believing political falsehoods, a new U.S. study finds. A main driver is the glut of right-leaning misinformation in the media and information environment, results showed. : science - Two-thirds (65%) of the high-engagement true statements were characterized as benefiting liberals, while only 10% of accurate claims were considered beneficial to conservatives. On the other side, 46% of falsehoods were rated as advantageous to conservatives, compared to 23% of false claims benefiting liberals. (Murdoch's Satanic News Network)
Conservatives more likely to believe false news, new study finds : politics



060221

Sri Lanka's burning cargo ship on track to become its 'worst environmental disaster' : worldnews

Escaped elephants leave 500km trail of destruction in China : worldnews

New law prohibits locking up animals in cages in The Netherlands per 2023 : worldnews

Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska's Arctic refuge
Alaska: Biden to suspend Trump Arctic drilling leases - BBC News
The end of another error - Lawyers, Guns & Money Biden has taken care of another bad legacy of the Trump administration:


Weekly MA COVID-19 Data 6/2/21 : boston - 1.23%+ 3 deaths 100 new cases .40% positive 54% fully vaxxed
3 Deaths, 216 Hospitalized, 100 New Cases, 25k Tests Reported. 3,693,979 Fully Vaccinated. 6/2/21 : CoronavirusMa



Anti-Vax COVID-19 Conspiracy Theorist Rick Wiles Hospitalized With COVID-19 : politics
Anti-Vax COVID-19 Conspiracy Theorist Rick Wiles Hospitalized With COVID-19 | Right Wing Watch When the COVID-19 virus began to spread around the world in late 2019 and early 2020, right-wing broadcaster and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles immediately declared it to be a plague sent by God to purge the world of sin as the Last Days approached.


For the first time since covid began, there have been 0 daily deaths due to coronavirus in the UK. : worldnews

Israel offers a glimpse of life after herd immunity: With 80% of adults vaccinated, cases have dropped to 15 per day : worldnews


Thousands of Tokyo Olympics volunteers quit - NHK : worldnews


Hundreds of photos exist of Australian soldiers drinking from dead Afghans prosthetic eg, court told


Law banning adultery removed from Taiwan's criminal code : worldnews

Woman 'gang-raped and left for dead' hanging from pole in India : worldnews

Prominent Kremlin critic Dmitry Gudkov detained as Russian authorities crack down on dissenters : worldnews
Lufthansa gets green light to resume flights to Russia

Bullet holes found at Ukraine synagogue as mass Holocaust victims grave raided : worldnews

UN: Turkish Drones Attacked Libyan Forces In Autonomous Mode : worldnews

Migrant guards in Qatar still paid under an 1 euro an hourahead of FIFA World Cup. Promises of better working conditions ring hollow for tens of thousands of security guards, who say they still work long hours for low pay. (theguardian.com)


Iran's largest navy ship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

Isaac Herzog elected 11th President of Israel in wide margin : worldnews
Netanyahu challenge to legality of rival's PM bid is rebuffed


Dutch university removes pro-Palestinian banners after Jews protest : worldnews

U.S. Army accidently invades Bulgarian factory : worldnews


Belgium gang rape: Five arrested over assault on teenager : worldnews


Labour demands 'urgent investigation' into the Conservatives after Boris Johnson's party declares donations from companies that don't exist : worldnews
Thousands of NHS England staff to get body cameras after 3,500 attacks on ambulance workers in 1 year : worldnews
Bodycams for ambulance staff after rise in attacks : worldnews


In Mexico, cartels are hunting down police at their homes : worldnews


US formally ends Trump's Remain in Mexico asylum policy (you mean 'anti-asylum" policy)

JBS hack latest escalation of Russia-based aggression ahead of June 16 Putin summit: experts | Fox News
The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge - The New York Times Hackers with suspected ties to China penetrated the New York transit agencys computer systems in April, an M.T.A. document shows. Transit officials say the intrusion did not pose a risk to riders.
Steamship Authority ransomware attack continues to affect payment systems, website - The Boston Globe

Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows - The New York Times Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

Biden and student loan debt - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Pelosi floats Democrat-led investigation of Jan. 6 as commission alternative : politics
Brian Sicknick's mother attacks Trump for watching Capitol Riot like a soap opera
Alleged Capitol Rioter's Massive Stomach Tattoo Aids Arrest | HuffPost Alleged Capitol Rioter's Massive Stomach Tattoo Aids Arrest : The suspect lifted his shirt during the Jan. 6 insurrection, putting his KING JAMES belly ink on display.
Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups
PROTIP: When storming the U.S. Capitol, it to avoid displaying yourbelly tattoo to a police body camera, especially if your belly tattoo was previously photographed in a booking photo.

Americans Don't Want to Return to Lousy Low Wage Jobs (obey your capitalist masters!)

Biden prioritizes US voting rights law as restrictions mount : politics

Biden appears to criticize Democrats Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema, saying some members of his party 'vote more with my Republican friends' : politics
Pressure mounts on Manchin as panic sets in among Democrats over voting rights

Time for Stephen Breyer to Retire from the Supreme Court (narrator: "he won't)

Federal Investigators Eye Rudy Giulianis Security Firm as Probe Ramps Up

The Biden team is making terrible excuses for keeping Trumps secrets buried
Parliamentarian: Democrats only get one more chance to sidestep GOP this year | TheHill

Anti-Semitic violence surged during the Israel-Hamas war. Why? - Vox Violent anti-Semitism spiked in America during the Israel-Hamas war. And we dont know why (lying ADL trying to confuse your brain?)

How the Military Should Deal With Its Michael Flynn Problem : politics
Gen. McCaffrey: Flynn's talk about a coup is very dangerous : politics
The 139 Republicans Who Lied, Fueled An Insurrection And Then Voted To Cover It Up : politics
Trump's Republicans Want a Coup | Michael Flynn's embrace of a Myanmar-style military overthrow is chilling and also a growing position within the GOP.

Pro-Trump Crackpots Talk Gets More Dangerous. Should We Worry?
"A new inauguration date is set": Inside the latest QAnon conspiracy theory to "reinstate" Trump : politics
Trump Has Reportedly Been Telling People Hes Going to Be President Again by August, Which Would Suggest Hes Planning a Coup (Or Has Fully Descended Into Madness)
To build a crowd for a pro-Trump rally, Nevada GOP consultant sought help from Proud Boys : politics

Trump blog page shuts down for good
Trump Abandons His Whiny Little From the Desk Blog After One Month (nobody read it hahaha)
Blogging is not for the weak or faint of heart - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump kills blog after 29 days, infuriated by measly readership - The Washington Post Upset that it was being mocked for low traffic, Trump ordered his team Tuesday to put the blog out of its misery ... the site was attracting fewer visitors than the pet-adoption service Petfinder and the recipe site Delish.
Donald Trump's rebooted rallies have no place on your television

The Frightening New Republican Consensus : politics (Treason Party)
RNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn't make changes : politics

Let this sink in : PoliticalHumor

Our fight over elections is symbolic of a larger national affliction : politics
Texas Just Provided a Sneak Peek of Americas Next Right-Wing Nightmares
Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas child-care regulators to yank licenses of facilities housing immigrant kids : politics

Deep in the Gaetz-Greenberg web: A tangled tale of money, sex and Florida Republicans : politics

Democrat wins big in N.M. as national political environment remains unchanged : politics
Democrat Melanie Stansbury Wins New Mexico Special Election : politics

Observers of Arizonas GOP-led election audit document security breaches, prohibited items on counting floor
In Arizona, They're Trying to Make 2+2 Equal Another President : This is a planning session for whatever might come next. There is a straight line from the seizure of the U.S. Capitol to the fairgrounds arena.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema answers why she skipped Jan. 6 commission vote ("I had to get drunk")
Words Next to Each Other, by Kyrsten Sinema - Lawyers, Guns & Money

DeSantis signs Trans girl sports ban on first day of LGBTQ Pride Month, protests and legal challenges swiftly follow : politics ... Fuck desantis. He deliberately waited until pride month to do this.

Pennsylvania's Fetterman says Republicans removed Pride flags from his office again : politics

Republican House Rep Nancy Mace claims antifa vandalized her driveway with spray paint. Gets called out because handwriting matches her own. : PoliticalHumor

Tito Ortiz resigns from Huntington Beach City Council, citing threats, 'character assassination' : politics


Oregon governor signs bill banning guns at Capitol, requiring safe storage at home : politics

Toward a New Era for Federal and State Oversight of Local Police - Lawfare


Local News Coverage Is Declining And That Could Be Bad For American Politics


Spokesman for the former Apollo CEO calls lawsuit a 'wholesale fiction' ... woman accusing him of defamation and alleging he raped and harassed her ... A review conducted by law firm Dechert LLP found no evidence of any involvement on the part of Mr. Black in the criminal activities of Epstein, who was indicted in 2019 on federal sex-trafficking charges involving underage girls.


With Homicides Rising, Cities Brace for a Violent Summer - The New York Times


In First Public Interview, Dennis White's Ex-Wife Opens Up About Alleged Abuse : boston


I cant stand Goodreads anymore, anyone else feeling this way : books
My Review of The StoryGraph (Beta) (alternative to Bezos-fucked Goodreads)


Online misinformation: MIT is developing an AI capable of detecting fake news networks : worldnews


Research has found eating at least two serves of fruit daily has been linked with 36% lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Higher insulin sensitivity and a lower risk of diabetes was only observed for people who consumed whole fruit, not fruit juice : science

Intermittent fasting enhances long-term memory consolidation, adult hippocampal neurogenesis, and expression of longevity gene Klotho. : science

A healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia in old age, regardless of your genetic risk. Those living a healthy lifestyle were 55 percent less likely to suffer from mental decline. Those with an intermediately healthy lifestyle were 28 percent less likely. : science


TIL that the Quran references Jesus's mother Mary 70 times and holds her in very high regard, identifying her as the greatest of all women : todayilearned



060121


Hundreds evacuated, some by chopper, from New Zealand floods : worldnews

Poacher who killed 70 tigers in Sundarbans arrested at last : worldnews

Intel reiterates chip supply shortages could last several years : worldnews

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing - The New York Times Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.


After skipping a day, Mass. reports 179 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 deaths - The Boston Globe


No going back to normal: 43,000 US kids lost a parent to COVID

America's broken healthcare system and the COVID vaccine - Lawyers, Guns & Money Americas broken healthcare system and the COVID vaccine -- Sarah Kliff reports that some people are refusing to take the vaccine because they don't believe it will really be free: (Fox says shots will cost thousands of dollars, directly deleted from your bank account by Biden)


5,937 new Florida coronavirus cases reported since Friday; 95 new deaths (MA: 179 two-day new cases) (a center of the plague wants no plague passports) (death-cult Gov DeathSentence)


China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu : worldnews

Peru has highest per capita COVID-19 death rate in the world : worldnews


Anyone refusing to wear a mask is made to dig graves for Covid-19 victims as punishment in East Java : worldnews



Cyber attack hits JBS meat works in Australia, North America : worldnews
China slams 'gross interference' from Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison's joint statement on Hong Kong and Xinjiang : worldnews

Rise of armed civilian groups in Myanmar fuels fears of civil war | Myanmar : worldnews


Hong Kong's Grandma Wong arrested for solo Tiananmen protest
Rape, Humiliation, and Torture: A Uyghur-Kazakh Survivor Speaks Out : worldnews

Mob boss: Turkey diverted aid for Turkmen to 'Nusra' (al-Qaeda groups) linked extremists : worldnews

Saudi minister defends volume limit on mosque loudspeakers : worldnews


Mass grave with remains of at least 640 Soviet prisoners of war discovered at former German Nazi concentration camp in Russia : worldnews
Kremlin critic Navalny implores court to halt 'torture' checks in prison : worldnews


Belarus to Try Russian Citizen Detained on Diverted Flight - Faces up to 45 years in prison. : worldnews
Belarus enacts new rules restricting Citizens from leaving : worldnews
NATO restricts Belarusian access to HQ : worldnews


Katumba Wamala: Uganda minister shot in assassination attempt : worldnews

Pope Revises Church Law, Expands Rules on Sexual Abuse : worldnews (popester agrees to follow the law, tell priests not to commit crimes and also, no women allowed)

Belgium seizes assets in Russian money-laundering affair : worldnews

Air France cancels flights as Russia withholds clearance : worldnews

British-born former Islamic extremist, 29, reports his parents to the police for 'radicalising him as a child' : worldnews

El Salvador court to free woman given 30 years for death of fetus : worldnews (fucking Catholics) >

Mexico report suggests that there has been a disturbing pattern at as many as 18 schools & childcare centers where multiple adult employees allegedly collaborated among themselves and used eerily similar tactics & practices to sexually abuse pupils between the ages of 3 & 7. : worldnews

China 'exporting their authoritarianism overseas' through Canadian institutions, Hong Kong advocate warns : worldnews


Israel to ask U.S. for $1 billion in emergency military aid - Axios (Jews need more bombs, haha suckers)

Close encounters: Democrats and Republicans unified in taking UFOs seriously - The Washington Post
Offical navy release of UFO footage. : videos


Statement of Concern The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards
A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in grave danger (Manchin laughs)


Oath Keepers wanted antifa to attack Capitol so Trump could declare martial law, indictment says : politics
At Texas event with QAnon ties, Louie Gohmert downplays Jan. 6: It wasnt just right-wing extremists (there were millions of libtard antifas!)
Texas Republicans Want to Make Trumps Coup Nice and Legal : Michael Flynn said a coup 'should happen' ; Republicans prefer to use the legislature.
DOJ "hard pressed" not to find Flynn coup comment "criminal": Gen McCaffrey : politics

Trump Says He Expects to Be 'Reinstated' As President in August
Trump is telling people he thinks he'll be 'reinstated' as president in August,
Trump telling people he expects to be reinstated as president in August - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Its not Trump's grip on GOP thats driving its descent into madness (it's who they are)
The GOP Has Discovered Joe Bidens Political Superpower


Joe Manchin: Deeply Disappointed in GOP and Prepared to Do Absolutely Nothing : politics
Manchin Is Showing He Considers Filibuster More Important Than Voting Rights : politics
In the Fight to Save American Democracy, Joe Manchin Is Neville Chamberlain All around the country, Republicans in state legislatures are trashing voting rights and Democrats are doing what they can do stop them. They've been abandoned by the United States Senate.

The Republican plot to steal the 2024 election : politics
How much more will it take for Democrats to recognize that bipartisanship is dead? The trap that Democrats keep falling into is thinking of the Republican Party as a normal political entity. It is not. : politics
Republican attacks on democracy are a national emergency. Will Democrats ever fight back? : politics


A journalist tricked high-profile Republicans into retweeting a picture of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in military uniform : politics

Tales from the Trump +26 Counties - Lawyers, Guns & Money (breasts are illegal, boys' dicks are fine)

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud message: "We need Congress to do their part"
The dramatic fight in Texas over voting obscures the point that almost no demonstrated fraud exists : politics
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries : politics ... The leader of over 20 million people is whining like a piss-soaked infant because he can't take away voting rights from enough of them ...

Democrats and GOP face off in New Mexico special congressional election



An Evangelical Battle of the Generations: To Embrace Trump or Not? - POLITICO As Liberty University plots its post-Falwell future, young people want to steer clear of politics.

Memphis exhumes body of Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from city parkRemains of Confederate general and wife will be relocatedForrest owned enslaved people and led the Ku Klux Klan

Targeting 'Critical Race Theory,' Republicans Rattle American Schools - The New York Times Disputing Racism Reach, Republicans Rattle American SchoolsRepublicans at the local, state and national levels are trying to block curriculums that emphasize systemic racism. ("emphasize" = "mention"
Whites Will Probably Never Support Black Rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... A year since the murder of George Floyd and the biggest Black Lives Matter protests yet, white support for Black lives has ... declined ... Whites have spent 400 years opposing any rights for Black Americans. They will probably spend another 400 years that way
Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last? (no, duh, it went backwards)

Daverius Peters was blocked from graduation for his shoes. A teacher gave him the shoes off his own feet. - The Washington Post


NYPD: Suspect Charged With Hate Crime After 55-Year-Old Asian Woman SuckerPunched In Chinatown


Alexis Martin: A sex trafficked teen and an Ohio murder - Washington Post


Editor of JAMA, a Boston University professor, will step down following racial incident - The Boston Globe (the fallout from "doctors can't be racist" podcast)


Beer Bros - Lawyers, Guns & Money You are starting to see more workplace activism at breweries due to the horrible behavior of the white dudebros who run them. See Modern Times: ... And then Wormtown, a local favorite of mine from Worcester, Massachusetts: y
America Has a Drinking Problem : A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there's nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today ... In the evolutionary hunger games, the drunk apes beat the sober ones ... (millennial women are drunk all the time)

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products : news


University of Edinburgh scientists successfully test drug which can kill cancer without damaging nearby healthy tissue : worldnews

Research which included more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts, found that children exposed to paracetamol before birth were 19% more likely to develop ASC symptoms and 21% more likely to develop ADHD symptoms than those who were not exposed. : science

TIL about the mysterious worldwide epidemic of Encephalitis lethargica. The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Between 1915 and 1926, 500,000 dead or incapacitated from it. It disappeared as mysteriously as it came in to the world. : todayilearned



Men who have been raped by women, what is your story? : AskReddit

What's the cruelest "prank" you've ever seen? : AskReddit


Social Media at a Crossroads? : CambridgeMA



053121


Space Debris Has Hit And Damaged The International Space Station : worldnews
Asteroid as big as the Eiffel Tower to pass near the earth on June 1 : worldnews

92 earthquakes and tremors recorded in past 24 hours around Mount Nyiragongo volcano : worldnews


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Cruise lines and Florida Gov. DeSantis square off over vaccine passports Cruise lines are eager to set sail, but a new law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis banning so-called vaccine passports may keep them anchored.


Around 2,000 foreigners, including U.S. soldiers in South Korea hold no-mask parties on Busan beach amid pandemic : worldnews


Belgium recalls ambassador whose wife allegedly hit two in South Korea : worldnews

China announces three-child policy, in major policy shift : worldnews
China Says It Will Allow Couples to Have 3 Children, Up From 2 - The New York Times latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates and avert a population crisis, but experts say it is woefully inadequate.

Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UK : worldnews

Russia tells U.S. to expect 'uncomfortable' signals ahead of Putin-Biden summit
Russia puts the Czech Republic on an official enemies list : worldnews

Belarusian editor arrested amid crackdown on journalists : worldnews

Turkish agents capture nephew of US-based cleric overseas Turkish agents have captured a nephew of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in an overseas operation and have brought him to Turkey where he faces prosecution


Israeli opposition parties reach agreement to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after serving more than 12 years in office. : worldnews
Jewish extremists reportedly attempted major firebomb attack on Palestinians : worldnews ("extremists" polite media talk for "terrorists")
Israeli forces run over Palestinian teen biker in al-Quds for carrying Palestine flag : worldnews
Figures discussed at a heated Knesset meeting reveal that of the 1,892 people arrested this month for involvement in riots, only 183 are Jewish : worldnews
Israel Deprives East Jerusalem Political Activists of State Insurance, Stipends. Suspending medical benefits and halting social benefit payments are common procedures inflicted on East Jerusalem Palestinians : worldnews


Gunmen kidnapped scores of children from an Islamic seminary in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents plaguing the populous African nation. Some 200 children were at the school in Niger state on Sunday during the attack : worldnews


Denmark's secret service helped the US spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a European media investigation : worldnews ... . The FE also cooperated with the NSA on spying operations against the US government itself ... (tip of the iceberg)
Sweden's defense minister wants Denmark to explain why that country's foreign secret service allegedly helped the United States spy on European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel


Border Insecurity - Persuasion : sweeping powers inside the U.S. lack accountability and perpetuate racial profiling.


Oath Keepers: Four more indicted in alleged Jan. 6 conspiracy to obstruct election vote in Congress - The Washington Post


The GOP Only Cares About the Debt Ceiling When Spending Goes Toward the People : politics


Republicans Fear That Donald Trump May Wreck Their Chances to Fulfill His Darkest Fantasies : politics
Michael Flynn Says Coup Like in Myanmar 'Should Happen' in America : politics
Americans demand court-martial for Flynn after call for military coup:
This is fine - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Is Americas Democracy Slipping Away?

How Young G.O.P. Leaders Sold Out Their Generation : politics
Gaetz's GOP Primed Young Women to Sell Sex to Men Like Him

State of Arizona to begin using Zyklon B to execute inmates on death row : politics

Texas Democrats leave House floor, effectively blocking passage of restrictive voting bill for now : politics
Texas Democrats Stymie GOP Voting Bill, for Now - The New York Times Republicans hit a significant stumbling block in their push to enact some of the strictest voting laws in the nation. But they could yet pass the measures through a special session of the Legislature.
Defunding the legislative branch until they ban voting before 1PM on Sundays is quite something

QAnons Wildest Moments From Their Massively Disturbing Conference -- had Michael Flynn calling for a military coup and Roger Stones social media advisor calling for Hillary Clintons execution.
Christian pastors are 'exhausted' trying to stop parishioners from believing in QAnon: Evangelical leader ... certain evangelical denominations may be particularly prone to falling for QAnon because they already emphasize searching for esoteric messages and prophecies within the Bible that they believe are hidden even to most Christians. (Q wrote the Bible)

Juan Williams: GOP extremism is poisoning the nation : politics


West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Is Personally Liable for $700 Million in Greensill Loans - WSJ (make coal crooks great again)


Anarchists and an increase in violent crime hijack Portlands social justice movement


Bennington white nationalist charged with witness tampering



Herge's heirs lose legal battle with Tintin parody artist
Herge: HOPPER (don't miss, scroll through)
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Margaret Atwood And Jenny Odell Talk About Birdwatching | 1A

Save up to 70 percent on flashlights and other outdoor lighting tools for the summer | Boing Boing



New study finds people who think they're good at detecting fake news stories are also the most likely to fall for them; 90% of the n=8,285 sample believed that they were "above average" at detecting fake news. : science

First-born children are significantly more likely to run for and be elected to political office than their siblings. : science

A novel form of Immunotherapy developed by Georgia state university could revolutionize cancer treatment.This novel form of macrophage-based immunotherapy is effective at treating a broad spectrum of cancers, including those at advanced stages. : science
A development in sunscreen technology keeps skin safe, could be used for anti-aging treatments and also protects coral reefs from devastation. Methylene Blue also has remarkable anti-aging abilities when combined with Vitamin C. : science


[Serious] Women of Reddit who were proposed to by their SO and said no, what's your story? : AskReddit

Whats the creepiest/scariest thing that you've seen but no one believes you? : AskReddit

[LockPickingLawyer] [1299] Unpickable Locks From Stuff Made Here : videos



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Flying a drone into an erupting volcano. : videos

Filipino scientist takes first ever journey to third deepest ocean trench on Earth, finds plastic : worldnews

Risk of brain-eating amoeba, flesh-eating bacteria may increase due to climate change: Experts : worldnews (seems appropriate)

4000 homes at risk of severe flooding as 1-in-100 year storm hits New Zealand's South Island : worldnews

Droughtastic - Lawyers, Guns & Money Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the Western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region. Reservoirs are being drawn down, river levels are dropping and soils are drying out (and will burn down this summer)



We need a Marshall Plan for the COVID-19 vaccine - Lawyers, Guns & Money


MA COVID-19 Data 5/30/21 : boston - 1.0%+ 4 deaths 146 new cases .55% positive 53% fully vaxxed


Fully vaccinated people who catch Covid variants may pass virus on, study finds : worldnews
Study shows O- blood type only has a 2% chance of COVID-19 infection, making about 13% of the population immune without vaccine : science

CDC loosened mask guidance to encourage vaccinations -- it failed spectacularly - FDA approval and paid time off would make people more likely to get a shot, poll finds.

Rebekah Jones' whistleblower win against Florida's DeSantis administration could be a win for all of us

Foster and migrant kids shut out from Covid vaccinations : politics

117 staffers sue over Houston hospitals vaccine mandate, saying they dont want to be guinea pigsThe lawsuit could test whether employers can require vaccinations as the country navigates out of a pandemic that has killed nearly 600,000 people in the U.S.

DeSantis stands by no cruise ship exemption for vaccine passports ... DeSantis, a Yale Law School graduate (the rat's nest of evil)

Hat makers distance from Nashville store amid uproar over 'not vaccinated' badges | TheHill
Screenshot of a now-removed post from hatWRKS Nashville. Store owner (pictured) didnt want to talk, and told us to leave her property. Were talking to synagogue leaders tonight on FOX17 ... denies covid but takes PPP loans
New research provides evidence that counties with higher levels of Trump support in 2016 fared worse than their non-Trump-supporting counterparts after implementing public health policies meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. : science


2 booked under NSA in Manipur for FB posts saying cow dung won't cure covid19 : worldnews ... The whole world has lost its mind but this takes the cake. Trump told Americans to drink bleach and a few of his most diehard fans actually did it. Your leaders have made it illegal to suggest that eating shit full of black fungus will not in fact help you survive a plague that they themselves helped to spread. The planet is on fire, India is a giant open-air crematorium and you have people locked up in cages for the crime of advising against eating shit? You could get stoned to death by your neighbors for eating steak but eating shit is encouraged. I am so sorry for you guys. How in the hell are you supposed to hold on to sanity through all this madness?

US Sends 200,000 Doses of Black Fungus Drug to India Amid Shortage : worldnews
India also suffering from a 'white fungus' infection, more dangerous than the black fungus (wait for the yellow and green funguses)
An anonymous artist is chronicling Modi governments ruinous Covid-19 response with wit and satire
PenPencilDraw on Twitter: "Nothing to see here. https://t.co/HljOpXY2uK" / Twitter

A leading medical professor said on Sunday that many Hong Kong people should be "ashamed of themselves" for not getting inoculated against Covid-19, when people around the world were dying because of a shortage of vaccines. : worldnews
Chinese city locks down neighborhood after virus upsurge : worldnews

Vietnam Detects New Highly Transmissible Coronavirus Variant : worldnews

Japan: More municipalities cancelling pre-Tokyo Games training camps for foreign athletes : worldnews

Anti-vaccine protesters call Covid-19 a scam in Adelaide rally: Reporters were abused and spat at during an Adelaide anti-vax rally that heard claims Covid-19 is not real amid gripes about police and SA Health : worldnews


Australia defies UN pleas over atrocities in Yemen, escalates weapons exports to Saudis : worldnews

Myanmar COVID-19 outbreak hits health system shattered after coup : worldnews

Orphans have 'volunteered' to work in coal mines, North Korea says : worldnews

Organizers of Tiananmen Massacre vigil reopen museum in Hong Kong for people to learn more about the incident and pay tributes to victims : worldnews
China censors Lady Gaga, LGBT references from 'Friends' reunion episode

Modi government harmful for country: Congress on its 7th anniversary

Mortar shell hits Afghan wedding, kills at least six : worldnews

Hollywood actor Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party, proposes tougher laws : worldnews

U.S. monitoring Iranian warships that may be headed to Venezuela : worldnews
Iranian Agents linked to Terrorist plot in Sweden against dissidents : worldnews

South Sudanese surviving on tree leaves : worldnews


Israeli opposition parties, Bennett, Lapid reach agreement to oust Netanyahu - The Washington Post


Belarus' Lukashenko filmed 'bro-ing out' with Putin on his yacht amid international fury : worldnews
Lukashenko' team released a completely inaudible video from his meeting with Putin aboard Putin's yatch
'Bomb Threat' That Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After Hijacking (why comparison w/Morales doesn't work)


Austria releases 'Islam Map', triggering backlash : worldnews


Boris Johnson's approval rating has slumped after Dominic Cummings' accusations, opinion poll suggests : worldnews

Man arrested for stealing 192 ventilators meant for critically ill COVID-19 patients in El Salvador : worldnews

Tens of thousands of Brazilians march to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment (see 8 yrs of Bushisms and you thought Trump was stupid)

Serial killer case shows weakness of Mexico investigations : worldnews

Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after mass grave of Indigenous children found in Canada : worldnews (same old evil assholes)


U.S. troops charged with guarding nuclear weapons in Europe used popular education websites to create flash cards, exposing their exact locations and top-secret security protocols, according to the investigative site Bellingcat. : worldnews


Eschaton Happy "Suck On This" Day! 18 years! Time flies. (no consequences for being catastrophically, evilly wrong)

TIL (Memorial day) 61% of U.S troops killed in Vietnam were younger than 21 years old. Many had been drafted : todayilearned


The Trump administration tear-gassed peaceful protestors for a photo-op and lied about it - Lawyers, Guns & Money What we;ve always known has been confirmed: (MPD lied for a whole year, who ya gonna believe, Trump or yer lyin' nose?)


Sanders Warns That Dragging Out Talks With GOP Could Lose Congress for Dems : politics


Will Biden Ever Get Off His Ass to Save Democracy? : politics
It's wrong and un-American: Biden condemns Texas bill to restrict voting rights
After drastic changes made behind closed doors, and an overnight debate, Texas Senate approves voting bill : Texas Senate approves Senate Bill 7, sweeping voting limits legislation | The Texas Tribune includes provisions to limit early voting hours, curtail local voting options and further tighten voting-by-mail. The upper chamber suspended its own rules to approve it after debating it for hours overnight.

The Secret Service Has To Protect Former Presidents -- But What If They Are In Jail?

Key Questions on Jan. 6 Capitol Attack May Go Unanswered - The New York Times The demise of an independent panel to investigate the riot means that the country is unlikely to get a definitive accounting for one of the most serious domestic attacks on the government in history ("definitive" = Repubican approved)
In opposing the Capitol riot commission, Sen. Mitch McConnell enables a cover-up : politics
A bipartisan January 6 commission is probably dead. Democrats have a backup plan. | A House committee could be less vulnerable to GOP obstruction. : politics
Jamie Raskin Says Blocking of 1/6 Commission Should Bring Filibuster to 'long-overdue end'
Senate's Capitol commission vote highlights Manchin's filibuster ignorance. The filibuster was never about helping pass good bills -- only killing them. Why can't Joe Manchin see this? (stupid self-serving evil asshole from huge moocher state)
GOP Rep. Paul Gosar was slammed after praising Ashli Babbitt, who was killed while storming the Capitol on January 6 : politics

The Truly Sinister Message Behind the Rights Defense of Its Lies
Majority of Republicans blame non-existent 'left-wing protesters' for 6 January Capitol attack: poll (who you gonna believe, your lyin' eyes or Fox?)
The Insurrection Isn't Over | The Republican Party is increasingly in thrall to the myth that propelled the insurrection. What next?

We should be very worried: Top Arizona election official sounds alarm over GOPs war against democracy
Republicans who embraced Trump's big lie run to become election officials | Countrywide campaigns for secretaries of state underscore new Republican focus to take control of election administration

House democrats face uphill battle to retain majority in 2022 midterm elections : politics
How populism could help democrats blunt the GOP in the midterms : politics

Experts Believe Prosecutors Are MullingL 'Little RICO' Mob Law Against Trump Org

Trump appointees have been left furious after being asked to 'immediately' pay thousands of dollars in deferred payroll taxes, which they thought would be forgiven : politics All of these talentless, unqualified shits were being paid six figures to pillage America for Trump and his rich, corrupt cronies and now they can't find $1500 to pay back taxes without crybabying? Fuck these people.

Arizona refurbishes its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal | The corrections department has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make cyanide gas, the same used in Auschwitz

The Ugly Truth: Republicans Want More Poverty and Crime : politics ... Christianity is NOT about going to heaven. It's about sending everyone else to hell. It's a god damned murder/suicide cult.

Republicans Are Passing Laws to Keep Teachers From Talking About Race : politics

As Israel increasingly relies on US evangelicals for support, younger ones are walking away: What polls show : politics (Fuckangelicals for Satan)

Matt Gaetz says $155k to close on yacht with his fiancee 'went missing' (lotta cocaine)

Bannon has his MAGA megaphone back. GOP candidates know it. mbitious Republicans are flocking to Steve Bannons podcast for the chance to demonstrate loyalty to Trump and audition for the former presidents support.

Why does college cost so much? - Lawyers, Guns & Money This post is a deep dive into the question of how much money gets spent on higher education in America today relative to what was being spent prior to the beginning of New Gilded Age (forty years ago, roughly speaking), where that money is coming from, and who is getting what out of that expenditure.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Mega-Donor, and the Future of Journalism - largest journalism-school donor warned against Nikole Hannah-Jones hiring (Walter Hussman Jr said it would ditract from "core values" promoting slavery)

Ammon Bundy And Co. Are Eyeing Another Standoff With Feds In Southern Oregon : politics
Ecofascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money Will climate change spur more right-wing extremism? The answer suggests yes: ... Malheur 2: Fascist Boogaloo.

An Arms Race in America: Gun Buying Spiked During the Pandemic. It s Still Up. Preliminary research data show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. Sales usually spike around elections, but the sheer volume is notable.

2 killed, at least 20 others injured after shooters fire into a crowd at a Florida club : news


Republican gun owners and those with rightward political values are more likely to oppose gun control measures. Gun control is politicized even among those who own guns, which suggests guns are political symbols with a meaning that extends beyond mere self-interest in protecting ownership status. : science


We can be thankful Al Gore invented the internet - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Andrew Sullivan, dedicated asshole racist)

Oklahomas lawmakers want to whitewash its history (says Tulsa Massacre was just a friendy "tourist visit")


Physicists Achieve Best Ever Measurement of Fine-Structure Constant - Scientific American

A new study on the earliest flickerings of consciousness in humans suggests fetuses may be able to process complex stimuli from outside the womb at 35 weeks of gestation. : science

8 mile canvas of ice age drawings from 12,000 years ago has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest : pics

Recent cannabis review suggests the impairing effect of cannabis varies among individuals and may not occur in all users, and that the determinants of the cannabis-induced neurocognitive state should be taken into account when developing legal policy and prescribing cannabis for therapeutic purposes : science

Ban on flavored vaping may have led teens to cigarettes, study suggests. After the ban's implementation, high school students' odds of smoking conventional cigarettes doubled in San Francisco's chool district relative to trends in districts without the ban (hello Charlie Undertaker Baker who doesn't "virtue signal" except to the tobacco/death industrial complex, killed MA citizens for profit)


Married people of Reddit, how often do you really have sex? And why? : AskReddit


Previous homophobes who turned out to be gay, what's your story?[serious]



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First European female astronaut to command International Space Station : worldnews
Astronaut Chris Hadfield calls alien UFO hype 'foolishness' : technology


Global shark and ray population crashed more than 70% in past 50 years

Black Wednesday for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry


MA COVID-19 Data 5/29/21 : boston - 0.93%+ 9 deaths 203 new cases 0.45% postive 53% fully vaxxed


Massachusetts education officials to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for 2021-22 school year : boston

Coronaviruslab leaktheory jumps from mocked to maybe as Biden orders intelligence review
Anthony Fauci discussed dual-use research in 2012 Senate hearing - The Spectator World ... , dual-use research is defined as "the prospect that its knowledge domain could be used to generate biological agents with altered properties that enhanced their weapon potential"

Fucking cost-benefit analysis, how does it work? - Lawyers, Guns & Money Take Jonathan Turley, I'm begging you: (collosal Fox asshole lies about everything)
Don Moynihan on Twitter: "If you assume Jonathan Turley did a cost-benefit analysis the economic return of higher vaccine rates including forgone health spending then you don't know who Jonathan Turley is https://t.co/CYvg2u5u1E" / Twitter

Companies can make employees take COVID-19 vaccine, EEOC says - CBS News

Gov. DeSantisCOVID Critic Granted Whistleblower Status
Former health department employee, Rebekah Jones, granted official whistleblower status : news

Eager Teens Give Needed Boost to U.S. Vaccination Campaign - The New York Times

U.S. states with higher rates of telecommuting saw better overall small business performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, with remote work environments offering great potential to upend and reinvigorate the economy in the future, according to new research. : science


Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases : worldnews

45k Covid-19 cases/day in Delhi: IIT warns Delhi to be ready for worst-case scenario | Delhi News - Times of India : worldnews


Up to 5 years prison for attending Tiananmen Massacre vigil, Hong Kong gov't warns - 1 year jail for publicising it : worldnews


They fired at everyone : peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate (theguardian.com) (corruptistan)

Russian Hackers Target Human Rights Orgs Using Account of US Aid Agency : worldnews

Blamed for virus spread, over 20 5G towers damaged in Punjab in 3 weeks : worldnews ... The title of the article is pretty stupid given the first couple paragraphs say that there isnt any 5G anywhere in the entire country.


The Turkish lira hit a fresh all-time low on May 28, dropping to 8.62 versus the dollar as the economic and political upheaval facing the Erdogan administration mounted : worldnews (Erdofuck killing Furkey)


Mount Nyiragongo: Why DR Congo fears the explosive power of a lake : worldnews


Inescapable Hell: Euro-Med Releases Report Documenting Israel's Violations in Gaza
Over 600 musicians sign letter pledging to boycott Israel over occupation : worldnews ... Israel will just get coverbands. Lady Gaza and the Putzshop Goys singing Eastern Boys and Westbank Girls
Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel's misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters : worldnews (they all had rockets in their pockets, say the Jews)
Social media platforms are silencing Palestinian voices : worldnews
Bennett to announce hes joining opposition to form new Israeli government, oust Netanyahu ... The leader of right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett

In Iraq, Iran-linked drones alarm U.S. military commanders - The Washington Post


Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus's brutal president (Putin waves his puppet's dick)
Belarus: US to impose sanctions over plane diversion : worldnews
Putin offers Belarus leader support against West in Ryanair plane standoff : worldnews
Lithuania expels two Belarusian 'intelligence officers' "intelligence officers working under the diplomatic cover were asked to leave Lithuania. No thank you and goodbye" the country's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Friday. : worldnews

Swiss bank admits to laundering $36 million in bribes to soccer officials : worldnews



Violence as Colombia unrest continues : worldnews

Another candidate assassinated in Mexico ahead of June 6 vote bringing to 34 the total number of candidates murdered nationwide : worldnews undefined

Mass grave at Kamloops residential school inspires vigils and call for apology from Catholic Church - The Washington Post


Educated voters' leftward shift is surprisingly old and international : A new paper by Thomas Piketty makes the rise of right-wing populism look like a historical inevitability
Educated votersleftward shift is surprisingly old and international: A new paper by Thomas Piketty makes the rise of right-wing populism look like a historical inevitability

American companies resemble a bunch of preschoolers running with pointy scissors when it comes to cybersecurity : technology

Enough With the Bombs | It's time to admit that the United States dropping bombs and shooting bullets has not solved a problem in a long time. : politics


Democrats plot Medicaid expansion backdoor in red states refusing program - POLITICO Lawmakers see an opening to cover millions of low-income adults while the party's other major health care priorities face tough odds. (Deathlicans want you to die)


US Jews Are Increasingly Breaking With Israel to Support Palestinian Liberation : politics


Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation

Calls Mount for Biden to Form Presidential 1/6 Commission After GOP's 'Cowardly Filibuster' : politics
Pelosi Statement on Republican Refusal to Investigate January 6th Insurrection : politics
Dems push for House select committee after Senate Republicans derail bipartisan probe into January 6 attack : politics
Bernie Sanders slams Republicans who blocked Jan. 6 commission as 'too intimidated by Trump to do the right thing' : politics
Our Republic Is Being Dismantled from Within: GOP Blocks Jan. 6th Investigation
Opinion: The really scary reason Republicans don't want to face the truth about Jan. 6 : politics (or anything else)
Democracy Defeated, 35-54: Eleven senators didn't even bother to cast a vote on a commission to investigate a violent attack on their own workplace. (theatlantic.com)
Kyrsten Sinema Called January 6 Commission 'Critical,' But Missed Vote : politics (Fuckinema)
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema a no show on vote for January 6 Commission : politics
Opinion: Now that GOP has killed 1/6 commission, Democrats must play hardball - CNN

They Killed the Jan. 6 Commission. Now We Need to Kill the Filibuster. : politics
Democrats debate scrapping filibuster after Jan. 6 commission vote - The Washington Post ... Indeed, skepticism about flatly eliminating the filibuster goes deeper in the Democratic ranks than the much-noted opposition of Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.). Members such as Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said they are dismayed at Republican obstruction, but also believe that the specter of gridlock has been exaggerated by those pushing for rules changes.
Republicans Filibustered the January 6th Commission Because They Can the ends aren't just anti-democratic, the means are too.

If Democracy Is Dying, Why Are Democrats So Complacent? : politics
Mitch McConnell Is A "Spineless McWorm" On Damning New York Daily News Cover : politics
New York Daily News on Twitter: "Howdy, rich neighbor Homeless shelter OK'd along Billionaires' Row https://t.co/JfxwzZRyFa Spineless McWorm Mitch & his GOP cowards KO riot probe https://t.co/aJBdpqZS3l https://t.co/MAx6Pm7k59" / Twitter

Justice Breyer's new warning for Democrats couldn't have come at a worse time -- American democracy is in crisis. Breyer thinks nows the time to scold his fellow liberals. (says Dems need to work with his good Republican friends ... as he pulls a happy-family RGB)
Institutional legitimacy must be earned - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Stephen Breyer has decided that threat Republicans pose to American democracy must be squarely met byadmonishing liberals to defer to Republicans, especially Republican judges:

New York Prosecutors Zero In On Trumps Real-Life Wayne Manor ... advisers are telling him not to worry, but the former president is already frustrated by his mounting legal fees.
Justice Dept. asks judge to toss lawsuit against Trump, Barr for violent clearing of Lafayette Square - The Washington Post

Biden is getting a big bounce with Hispanics - CNNPolitics That 72% is a clear improvement from how Biden did in the election with Hispanics. Biden won 65% of Hispanics, according to the network exit polls

Ted Cruz's Slap At 'Emasculated' U.S. Troops Traced To Hungarian Right-Wing | A propaganda expert traces the Texas senator's attack on the American military to a Russian defender. : politics

The Republican Assault on Democracy is Worse Than You Think : politics
Fourteen states have enacted 22 new laws making it harder to vote : politics

What is critical race theory? - The Washington Post (Refucklicans are systemic racist evil assholes)
The Republican Party, Racial Hypocrisy, and the 1619 Project | The New Yorker As the G.O.P. seeks to deny Americans knowledge of their own history, Nikole Hannah-Jones is denied tenure ... many on the American right decided to change the subject. If they could not market themselves as racists, they could certainly make a profitable brand as anti-anti-racists.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Weighs Legal Action Against U.N.C. - The New York Times Nikole Hannah-Jones, a creator of the 1619 Project who is scheduled to start as a professor at the university this summer, has retained lawyers to represent her in a dispute over tenure.
Imagined Communities - Lawyers, Guns & Money I have trouble seeing how the nation stays together in a peaceful manner over the next 10-20 years while also maintaining a semblance of democracy ... The original title, No Place for Hate, was deemed too inflammatory, so it was renamed A Community for All. (Wausa, Wississippi)
Cancel Culture! - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- What they want is to fire all professors who teach things they dont like, such as that America might not be the Greatest Nation in History (TM!).

Idaho's uber-crackpot Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin took advantage of the actual governor being away at a conference to unilaterally change the law to suit her own COVID Troofer preferences. Her order was quickly repealed once Little returned:

What's Happening In Arizona Is Not Really An Audit Or A Recount. It's A Partisan Inquisition. : politics
Arizona making plans to execute prisoners with the same gas Nazis used at Auschwitz: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Texas Democrats Are Demanding An Investigation Into The True Death Count Of The February Storm : politics
Texas Republicans finalize bill that would enact stiff new voting restrictions and make it easier to overturn election results - The Washington Post
After drastic changes made behind closed doors, and an overnight debate, Texas Senate approves voting bill : politics
Texas poised to pass sweeping voting restrictions bill | The Texas Tribune
Lone Star Fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTORS"

Trump Cheered An Election Review In This Tiny New Hampshire Town Auditors Just Said There's No Proof Of Fraud (Windham)

Burn in Hell - Lawyers, Guns & Money Hey, Foster Friess is dead. One of the biggest scumbags of recent decades, few did more to bring fascism to the United States than this billionaire wannabe cowboy from Wisconsin turned Wyoming Big Hat Guy who was more invested in people seeing him as the savior of right-wing values than in anything else. Friess was the biggest figure behind funding Turning Point USA and the Daily Howler with Tucker Carlson. He is also the guy who famously said this: "Back in my days," Mr. Friess said, "they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn that costly."


I Could Make Up a Fake Arrest and Put You in Jail: Police Chief Agrees to Plead Guilty to Threatening an Arrest Over Negative Facebook Post
Feds charge Pa. police chief with threatening to arrest critic over Facebook posts : news


Ex-Southwest Pilot Sentenced For Exposing Genitals, Watching Porn On Flight : worldnews


Social media and the neuroscience of predictive processing | Aeon Essays

Men die of suicide much more often than women. This is commonly blamed on men's unwillingness to seek help and talk about their problems. This paper disputes the conventional view, emphasizing instead socio-economic issues and obstacles to health care access : science

According to a thorough analysis of 437 studies on narcissism around the world, there appears to be a strong correlation between narcissism and aggression regardless of gender, age, and country of residence. Even narcissism "within what is considered a normal range" is linked to aggression.
Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Narcissism Test

Brain training habits are not associated with generalized benefits to cognition:

TIL divorce rates and age are strongly correlated. Someone who marries at 25 is over 50 percent less likely to get divorced than is someone who weds at age 20, but past the age of 32, the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year for those who get married. : todayilearned


In 1993 the Be-Sharps performed a spontaneous concert on the rooftop of their local hangout Moe's Tavern. It would be the last time they played live together. : videos
The Beatles - Rooftop Concert (1969) - YouTube
Prince Gently Weeps from Rock Hall 2004: NEW DIRECTOR'S CUT! - YouTube


Four women suing Google for pay discrimination just had their lawsuit upgraded to a $600m class action : technology

On the dark web, your Gmail account costs more than a stolen credit card : worldnews



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Nasa's Mars helicopter goes on stressful wild flight after malfunction | Mars : worldnews

Brazil aerial photos show miners' devastation of indigenous people 's land : worldnews

Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products : worldnews

Number of smokers has reached all-time high of 1.1 billion, study finds : worldnews
Deadly Mistake: Ban on Flavored Nicotine Products Led Teenagers to Smoke More Cigarettes, Study Finds ... Nicotine, while addictive, is not actually what causes lung cancer. Instead, its the tar and other carcinogens that are found in traditional cigarettesbut not most vaping productsthat can have lethal cancer-causing effects. (hello Charlie "Undertaker" " Baker and it wasn't "unwitting")

DRC bans export of cobalt, copper concentrate - Congo supplies nearly 70% of world cobalt, an essential element in lithium batteries : worldnews (China bought the country)

Photo of massive tree being hauled down Vancouver Island highway sparks global outrage : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/28/21 : boston - 0.89%+ 4 deaths 253 new cases .63% positive 52% fully vaxxed

Both federal and Massachusetts data show breakthrough infections have occurred in ~0.12% of fully-vaccinated individuals : CoronavirusMa


The Coronavirus Variants Don't Seem to Be Highly Variable So Far : SARS-CoV-2 may be settling into a limited set of mutations

U.S. Is Said to Have Unexamined Intelligence to Pore Over on Virus Origins - The New York Times Intelligence officials have told the White House that computer analysis may shed light on the mystery ... Mr. Biden committed on Thursday to making the results of the review public, but added a caveat: "unless there's something I'm unaware of." (so if he's not aware of everything already, forget about it)
Bidens announcement is the beginning, not the end, of a real covid origin investigation
Why the Wuhan lab-leak origin theory of the COVID-19 virus is being taken more seriously : worldnews
How the Trump Administration Twisted Coronavirus Intelligence - The Bulwark the Trump administration tried to bend the facts for political ends.

Antivaccine activists use a government database on side effects to scare the public | Science | AAAS

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: May 2021 | KFF hows continued steady progress in vaccine uptake, with 62% of U.S. adults saying they've gotten at least one dose of a vaccine (up from 56% in April) and the share saying they will wait and see down slightly from 15% to 12%

Children Ages 2 and Up Who Aren't Fully Vaccinated Should Continue to Wear Face Masks, the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends
CDC eases summer camp guidance, saying kids do not always need masks - The Washington Post

Gov. Little defends local control, denounces Lt. Governors irresponsible abuse of power ... "The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt." (rethug drama needs more backstory)


Doctors hint at cow dung-black fungus link as people turn to gobar for Covid "cure" : worldnews (eat shit and die says Modi)

Indian Variant 75% Of All New UK Covid Cases, Says Matt Hancock : worldnews

Malaysia goes under full lockdown again from Tuesday : worldnews


Japan doctors union warns Olympics could lead to 'Tokyo Olympic' virus strain : worldnews ... but former IOC vice president Dick Pound said later in the day the sports extravaganza should and would go ahead.


Top general: U.S. planning for possible evacuation of Afghan interpreters : worldnews

Ex-Policemen Jailed for Planting Drugs on Russian Journalist - The Moscow Times A Moscow court on Friday sentenced five former police officers to lengthy prison terms for planting drugs on an investigative journalist, in a case supporters called a rare admission of wrong-doing from Russian law enforcement.
Open Russia opposition group shuts down under pressure: The organization says it is disbanding to protect its members from being prosecuted. The Russian government has intensified its efforts to sideline opposition voices in the lead-up to elections later this year : worldnews

Turkey bombing Christian village in Iraq : worldnews
Sedat Peker: Mafia Boss Triggers A Mexican Standoff At The Heart Of The Turkish Establishment : worldnews

Our season: Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

'This Is the Price of War': Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught : worldnews
The dueling histories in the debate over historic Palestine
Israel is unsure it deterred Hamas, and the military is preparing for renewed Gaza fighting - Israel News - Haaretz.com Top military officials say privately the accomplishments of the latest operation will slip away unless a more permanent arrangement with Hamas is achieved quickly
How Hamas amassed thousands of rockets to strike at Israel (Hamas sent *4,000* rockets into Israel) : worldnews
Egypt invites Israel and Hamas for direct talks in Cairo, Israel accepts : worldnews
Jewish mob suspected of beating Arab driver with glass bottles in Binyamina : worldnews


Germany threatens sanctions 'spiral' unless Belarus frees prisoners : worldnews
Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane 'hijacking' - NATO secretary-general | World News : worldnews
Russia refuses to allow European planes to land in Moscow : worldnews
Russia prohibits Austrian Airlines flight to arrive without entering Belarusian airspace: reports : worldnews
Persecuted, jailed, destroyed: Belarus seeks to stifle dissent
Belarusian businessman and opposition activist Valery Tsepkala has pledged Euro 11 million to security officials or social activists who succeed in apprehending the country's "number one criminal", President Alexander Lukashenko.
Ryanair says Belarus refused pilot's request to contact airline : worldnews


Credit Suisse scandals prompt Switzerland to think unthinkable: punish bankers : worldnews

Rwanda: Macron admits French responsibility in genocide : worldnews

Germany for the first time recognized it had committed genocide in Namibia during its colonial occupation, with Berlin promising financial support worth more than one billion euros to aid projects in the African nation. German settlers killed tens of thousands of indigenous Herero and Nama people : worldnews ("settlers")

Spain's postal service introduces skin-tone stamps to fight racism and makes the whitest one the most valuable


Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in British Columbia, Canada : worldnews


US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps - bellingcat

Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers have struck again at the US and other countries : worldnews
Russia Appears to Carry Out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency - The New York Times
Another Nobelium Cyberattack - Microsoft On the Issues This wave of attacks targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 different organizations. While organizations in the United States received the largest share of attacks, targeted victims span at least 24 countries. the targeted organizations were involved in international development, humanitarian, and human rights work (hello, Putinpoop)

Inflation Jumped 3.6% in April, the Fastest Pace in 13 Years - The New York Times


Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election - The New York Times The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Federal judge to appoint special master to review materials seized from Giuliani | TheHill
Jeffrey Rosen Separated the Investigation that Could Turn Rudy Into a Russian Agent from the Rudy Investigation | emptywheel ... In a remarkably stupid comment, the NYT suggests that two investigations started under Trump pose a political problem for Merrick Garland (misstating, at the same time, what Garland promised).
Andriy Derkach Profile on Giuliani, Joe Biden, Russia | Time

Saying Israel is guilty of apartheid isn't antisemitic. Just ask these Israeli leaders. An open letter from four Jewish Democrats really misses the mark (and then MSNBC can't tell us who they are)


Eschaton: What Do Words Even Mean That fucking newspaper again. -- Dear NYT: Staying OUT of properly predicated investigations is the definition of "remaining above the political fray," which is what Merrick Garland promised. You have turned it into the opposite. -- emptywheel (@emptywheel) May 28, 2021 ... An investigation...by another authority... which the DOJ is staying out of, remaining above of the fray, so to speak...

In victory for Trump, Republicans blocks probe of US Capitol riot. : news
Republicans block independent commission to investigate attack on U.S. Capitol The House-passed legislation hit a dead end in the Senate due to Republican opposition led by Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Republicans block Jan. 6 commission with first filibuster of 2021 - Axios
Senate Republicans kill the Jan. 6 commission by a negative-19 vote margin - The Washington Post
Insurrection commission blocked by 35 of 100 senators - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Manchin's political worldview was put to the test (and it lost)
Republican Obstructionism Has Gone Far Enough. It's Time to Do Away With the Filibuster. : politics

Epistemic closure and 1/6 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Roughly 3/4 of Republican voters claim to believe that 1/6 was a false flag operation for which Antifa deserves more blame than Donald Trump:
American Democracy Isn't Dead Yet, but It's Getting There : A country that cannot even agree to investigate an assault on its Capitol is in big trouble, indeed

Senate GOP moderates fume as McConnell prepares to block Jan. 6 commission - "Is that really what this is about, that everything is just one election cycle after another?" lamented Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Mitch McConnell Saw the Insurrection Clearly and Then Decided He Liked It - The Bulwark McConnell now considers protecting the insurrectionists a personal favor.
Former DHS secretaries tell Senate to 'put politics aside' and support January 6 commission - CNNPolitics
Republicans Have a Good Reason Not to Want to Investigate Jan 6: They're to Blame : politics
Trump supporter screams racist & antigay slurs at Joe Biden at ice cream shop : politics

Biden shows list of Republicans touting COVID relief after voting against it: 'Some people have no shame' : politics (="Repubicans")

Trump Case: New York Prosecutor Known for Aggressive Pursuit of Evidence - WSJ Veteran white-collar investigator Gary Fishman is one of two assistant attorneys general working with Manhattan prosecutors on the probe into the former president

2 If By Sea: Oath Keepers Messages Shed New Light on Alleged Plot to Storm D.C. With Guns by Way of Potomac
Revealed: majority of people charged in Capitol attack arent in jail ... " both surprised and not surprised. Most of these people are white"

Trump fires back at Paul Ryan: 'Curse to the Republican Party' | TheHill (cursed Satan)

POLL: 73% of Republicans Blame Liberal Protestors for Jan. 6 - 3 in 4 Republicans Believe Trump Supporters Are NOT to Blame for January 6th Capitol Attack
QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests - The New York Times Fifteen percent of Americans believe that "patriots may have to resort to violenceo restore the countrys rightful order," the poll indicated. (a white slave-holding refuck dictatorship)
Polls find most Republicans say 2020 election was stolen and roughly one-quarter embrace QAnon conspiracies - CNNPolitics

The Biden Ceiling | The Cook Political Report how closely the down-ballot and the top of the ticket performances were aligned: that is how many points above or below the presidential vote a House candidate received

Bipartisanship is ideal. But not with these Republicans.
Can Democrats avoid the pitfalls of 2020? A new analysis offers striking answers ... large TV-ad expenditures on emphasizing bipartisan outreach do not appear to have paid dividends for House Democrats in the 2020 elections ... Republicans spent a lot more money on casting Democrats as extremists than Democrats did in making the case against Republican extremism. (work across the aisle nice Obama-type dems lose big)
Eschaton: Vote For Us - We Promise To Work With The Very Fine People You Don't Vote For It's always a bizarre message ... suggests large TV-ad expenditures on emphasizing bipartisan outreach do not appear to have paid dividends for House Democrats in the 2020 elections ... People are trained to say, "bipartisan is good," because they've had 40 years of TV news and NPR telling them that, but they basically think it's necessary to get things done, and that what's stopping things from getting done is "partisanship." ... Maybe you don't want to defund the police, but you should run on "defunding" the Republicans.

Whatever Republicans are doing, it isnt working ... Republicans have adopted a three-pronged strategy to oppose President Biden and his agenda: Distraction (Oh, look, Dr. Seuss!), demonization (Socialism!) and denial (White House staff is really in charge, not Biden!).


Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart - The New York Times Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.

Voice of America plagiarism complaints drew no action for months - The Washington Post ("managers" = Trump Flunkies)


Matt Gaetz Suggests Shooting People In Silicon Valley For 'Cancel' Culture : politics
Kinzinger slams Gaetz speech: 'This is why we need a January 6 commission' : politics
Rep. Matt Gaetz, fiancee claim money for St. Pete yacht deal went missing


Windham election auditor: No evidence of fraud WINDHAM, H.N : One of the independent auditors tasked with examining the 2020 state representative election in Windham said Thursday there was no evidence of fraud.

Can Anyone Stop Andrew Yang's Campaign for Mayor? - The Atlantic (should change his name to Klang)

Josh Mandel campaign loses fundraisers as Ohio's Senate race heats up Josh Mandels Senate campaign sees exodus of fundraisers, sources say ... "The more voters hear his pro-Trump, anti-establishment message, the more they are energized to vote for him and the larger our base grows"

As GOP candidate used RV for 24/7 watch, Anchorage election staff say they faced unprecedented harassment ... Emailed threats poured in, with one announcing that election officials "should be publicly executed" (your new Refuck America)

The Sickness Is Spreading: MAGA's 2020 Amateur Audit-Mania Is Sweeping The Nation

Trump appointee on West Point Board spreads conspiracy that Biden is replacing White people of European ancestry - CNNPolitics

BLM's Patrisse Cullors to step down from movement foundation - POLITICO BLM s Patrisse Cullors to step down from movement foundation - The 37-year-old activist said her resignation has been in the works for more than a year and has nothing to do with the personal attacks she has faced from far-right groups or any dissension within the movement.

When it comes to knowing U.S. history, we should all be woke (refucks look out from under the rug)


Idaho lieutenant governor signs ban on mask mandates while governor is out of state - CNNPolitics Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued an executive order on Thursday banning mask mandates while Gov. Brad Little was unaware and out of town ... McGeachin had signed the order unbeknownst to Little, both of whom are Republicans. (someone has a knife in their back) ... "I lose sleep at night because the heavy hand of our government is hurting so many Idahoans."

No vaccine!: Woman arrested for allegedly driving through vaccination site, nearly hitting workers
Video shows a woman punching a Southwest flight attendant in the face, knocking out teeth: It was all bad (Southwest lied, say it "wan't mask related" but it obviously was)



Gateway Tunnel Between New York and New Jersey Gains Federal Support - The New York Times After four years of stalling by the Trump administration, officials in Washington approved the $11.6 billion project for federal funding.


Gun Church That Worships With AR-15s Bought a 40-Acre Compound in Texas for Its "Patriots" The Rod of Iron Ministries has become more militant since leader Hyung Jin "Sean" Moon attended the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. (AK-47 Jesus!)

Gunman Faced Disciplinary Hearing on Day of San Jose Attack ... for making racist comments ...

Manuel Ellis yelled, 'Can't breathe,' before dying in police restraints. Three officers now face charges (murder fuck copsters)

Report alleges Missouri lawmaker had sex with teen when he was a cop | Law and order | stltoday.com


A vigilante "predator hunter" clashed with police and prosecutors. Now, hes the one facing felony charges.

FIND THIS FUCK: Inside Citizen's Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism : what a private, app-enabled vigilante force may be capable of.

Nike Split With Neymar Amid Sexual-Assault Probe - WSJ Sneaker giant investigated allegation by Nike employee that soccer star sexually assaulted her; Neymar denies allegation and says commercial reasons ended endorsement deal


Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates Explore Changes to Foundation - WSJ The philanthropists have discussed adding a board and outside directors in wake of divorce filing, people familiar with matter say (creepy little asshole)

Bill Cosby Denied Parole; Fights At PA Supreme Court For New Trial - 'America's Dad' s won't Participate In Required Sexually Violent Predator


Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%. The study of 840,000 people, represents some of the strongest evidence yet that chronotype--a person's propensity to sleep at a certain time --influences depression risk. : science


What's the biggest governmental fuck up of your country's history? : AskReddit

Out of all the Mythologies that have ever existed, what is your favourite god and why? : AskReddit

What's some popular self-care/self-love advice that is actually really toxic? : AskReddit

Bird sings along with perfect pitch to man playing guitar : videos (scroll down for Tico and Frank)



052721


Super blood moon projects cosmic delight around the world : worldnews

Climate forecast: 'It's a warning': World at risk of hitting temperature limit in next five years : worldnews
Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon "A major study says by 2025 there's a 40% chance of at least one year being 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial level" : worldnews

Fusion breakthrough brings scientists a step closer to limitless clean energy : technology

Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis, a world first : worldnews

Shell loses 'historic' climate case, must cut emissions by 2030 : worldnews

Tasmanian devils born on Australian mainland for first time in 3,000 years : worldnews

Revealed: Nestle's 'floating supermarket' sent into heart of the Amazon and packed with ultra-processed junk food is blamed for shocking obesity crisis hitting children as young as seven

Banned pesticide blamed for killing bees may be approved for Scottish fish farms : worldnews

Cyclone Yaas batters India's east coast leaving tens of thousands homeless : worldnews


Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find - The New York Times Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests.

There have been 7m-13m excess deaths worldwide during the pandemic : worldnews
German scientists claim to have solved Covid vaccine blood clot puzzle : worldnews
'Brain fog' can linger with long-haul COVID-19. At the six-month mark, COVID long-haulers reported worse neurocognitive symptoms than at the outset of their illness. This including trouble forming words, difficulty focusing and absent-mindedness. : science

How China Can Quash the Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory - Bloomberg - By being more transparent, the government can both clear its name and help advance the cause of science.
The Lab-Leak Theory - The New York Times
The lab leak hypothesis - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump's Supporters Are Getting the Lab-Leak Story Backward - The Atlantic


Many teachers pressed into Indian poll duty became virus victims, families say : worldnews


Cop found guilty of assaulting Sydney woman, falsifying evidence : worldnews


Taiwan says request to drop word 'country' preceded BioNTech vaccine deal collapse : worldnews ... Germany's BioNTech asked Taiwan to remove the word "Country" from their planned joint announcement on a COVID-19 vaccine sale to the island,
Taiwan hurtles towards 'super-aged' status as birth rate plummets : worldnews

Hong Kong police officially ban Tiananmen Massacre park vigil for second successive year : worldnews
Niece of Prominent Uyghur Scholar Confirmed to Have Died in Xinjiang Internment Camp : worldnews
Ambassador denied entry as Australian writer faces China espionage trial : worldnews

Twitter says concerned about India staff safety after police visit : worldnews

A Wave of Afghan Surrenders to the Taliban Picks Up Speed - The New York Times Dozens of besieged outposts or bases, and four district centers, have given up to the insurgents this month, in an accelerating rural collapse as American troops leave.

Syrian Election Shows The Extent Of Assad's Power : worldnews

Tensions mounted in Iraq's capital after the arrest of a militia commander on terrorism charges, prompting a dangerous showdown by the detainee's paramilitary supporters and the Iraqi government. The confrontation began after the arrest of militia leader Qassim Mahmoud Musleh : worldnews

The phenomenal, indomitable human spirit : pics
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterates US opposition to Israeli evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah : worldnews
US committed giving Israel means to defend itself: Blinken : worldnews (against those Palestians living in their own homes)
UN rights chief Bachelet says Israeli strikes on Gaza may be war crimes, as she had seen no evidence that civilian buildings in Gaza hit by Israeli strikes were being used by for military purposes. : worldnews
Hamas Leader Puts Gun In Kid's Hands, Waves Him Around For Photo Op : worldnews (reddit laughs at the Federalist propaganda rag)
47 Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Explain, Cease Censorship of Israel Critics : worldnews (Fuckerberg laughs)

Iran is enriching uranium at levels 'only countries making bombs are reaching,' UN's nuclear watchdog warns : worldnews


Lukashenko invites Biden and Putin to Belarus to discuss 'problems' : worldnews ... Of course it is Vlad's idea. This guy is just a meat puppet. (leaves out EU, where it happened)
Bomb ThreatThat Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After Hijacking
Belarus: EU ministers begin talks on fresh sanctions : worldnews
Lukashenko is 'turning Belarus into the North Korea of Europe' says Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya : worldnews (w/o the nukes)
Belarus president calls backlash against plane incident a planned provocation : worldnew (haha, you planned the backlash before we lashed)
Belarusian plane turns back after warning about French airspace : worldnews ... Belarusforeign ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz called the move "air piracy" ("we're not the pirates! you're the pirates!)
Lukashenko is demanding compensation from EU countries for the costs incurred on Ryanair's plane : worldnews (pay us for pirating your plane!)
Belarus threatens to flood Europe with migrants and drugs in response to sanctions : "We were stopping migrants and drugs - now you will [have to] catch them and eat them yourself" he said. ... I think he already took all the drugs


France's Bernard Arnault Becomes the World's Richest Person : worldnews

Irish government passes motion condemning Israel's de facto annexation of Palestinian land : worldnews

Thousands of YouTube comments on Sky News Australia video celebrate BLM activist being shot in head : worldnews


More than half of Europeans want to replace lawmakers with AI, study says : worldnews (study may have been written by AI)


Ex-official who revealed UFO project accuses Pentagon of disinformation campaign - Lue Elizondo's inspector general complaint asserts that officials have tried to discredit him since he went public

U.S. Jobless Claims Extend Decline to New Pandemic Low - WSJ Claims, a proxy for layoffs, edged lower to 406,000 in the week ended May 22

Biden Warned Not to Abandon Key Climate Plans to Appease 'Science-Denying Republicans' | "If Democrats decide that climate priorities can be put off for later, don't be surprised if young people put off voting for them again." : politics
Biden Administration Defends Huge Alaska Oil Drilling Project - The New York Times The administration says the country must pivot away from fossil fuels but backed a project set to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil each day for 30 years.

Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military

"Enough" : Biden renews calls for gun control bill after San Jose rail yard shooting

The US Will Spend $634 Billion on Nuclear Weapons in the Decade Next According to a new Congressional Budget Office report, we're set to spend well over a half a trillion dollars over the next decade on nuclear weapons. Yet we're somehow told that Medicare for All is too expensive. : politics

Sanders Says No Way to $10 Billion Taxpayer Handout to Bezos' Space Company : politics

Rep. Ilhan Omar decries attacks on Jews while warning against equating 'legitimate criticism' of the Israeli government with anti-Semitism : politics
U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence - The New York Times In the wake of clashes in Israel and Gaza, synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked. (NYT cites 3 incidents, but ADL is on the case, as usual, with 219 more)
A Closer Look at the Uptick in Antisemitism ... Most of the news stories on recent antisemitism cite the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ... The ADLs narrative also serves to reinforce lurking anxieties that advocacy for Palestinian rights is inherently antisemitic (they've been doing this forever, see Holocaust TM)

The Ransomware Problem as a Bitcoin Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money (CrookCoin)

The decision to cut $300 federal unemployment benefits in GOP states is 'tied to politics, not economics,' JPMorgan says : politics : Obviously. They want to force people back to slave wage jobs or watch them die. Either way is fine with them. (and they will blame lazy moochers and dems for what they did)

We Should Have Jailed the Bankers After the Last Crisis Lock up the bankers was more than a populist slogan. It was a demand for something better than a plutocratic order that allows the rich to do whatever they wish. (Barry pardoned them all, guess what they did?)
Biden's Plan: President to Propose $6 Trillion Budget to Boost Middle Class, Infrastructure - The New York Times plans to invest in infrastructure, education, health care and more would push federal spending to its highest sustained levels since World War II.

5/27/21 - Majority Say January 6th Was An Attack On Democracy, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; About A Quarter Of U.S. Still Not Planning To Get Vaccinated | Quinnipiac University Poll ... a majority of Americans (55 percent) say they view the events of January 6th as an attack on democracy that should never be forgotten, while 39 percent say too much is being made of the storming of the U.S. Capitol and it is time to move on, (39% traitors to America)

Donald Trump investigation: Prosecutors investigating Trump tell witness to prepare for grand jury testimony - CNNPolitics
Senate GOP doubts grand jury charges would weaken Trump | TheHill (being a deep crook is a feature for Refuckers)
Will rule of law succeed where Congress failed and hold Trump accountable? : politics

Prosecutors announce fresh charges against 'Maga Caravan' leader, others in January 6 insurrection - CNNPolitics ... The Justice Department has brought federal criminal cases against about 450 people alleged to be connected to the Capitol riot, and in recent weeks, has built out cases against groups of people who traveled to Washington, DC, for Trump rallies on January 5 and 6.
Visit my son's grave: Fallen police officer's mother pushes GOP senators to back Jan. 6 commission
'They think we're like servants': Inside the fractured relationship between the Capitol Police and members of Congress : politics
GOP set to block 1/6 panel, stoking Senate filibuster fight : politics

Donald Trump Says He 'Usually Did the Opposite' Of What Anthony Fauci Advised on COVID
Emails Tie Top Trump Exec Allen Weisselberg to Yet Another Trump Financial Scandal - These records show he was involved with the Trump inauguration committee now under investigation for major grifting. (oh look, Fucker Jr.)

Judge says Trump's 'steady drumbeat' of the Big Lie could continue to inspire his supporters to take up arms : politics
New Super PAC to Go After 'Treason Caucus' Republicans Who Tried to Overturn Election: Democratic Campaign Vets Have Started the 'Never Again' PAC to Help Defeat the 147 Members of Congress Who Voted to Reject the Election Result in Trump's Favor. : politics
Romney says Republicans blocking January 6 commission 'would be seen as not wanting to let the truth come out' : politics
January 6 commission: Senate Republicans expected to block vote - CNNPolitics
Rep. Jason Crow stresses risk of not investigating Capitol attack: 'We have a domestic terror movement in America' : politics
Are Democrats sleepwalking toward democratic collapse? I'm not sure people appreciate how much danger we're in : politics

Man charged with threatening to kill Biden and others in bizarre texts : politics

The crack up - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Here's an interesting and grimly sobering interview with political scientist David Faris, about prospects for democracy in a nation where one of the two major parties has become openly opposed to the concept:
Republicans in array - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Despite some superficial conflicts with people who insist on saying the quietest parts loudest, Republicans are remarkably unified in their attacks on democracy: ... The only disagreement among Republicans is between the majority who think that outright election theft is OK and the Liz Cheneys who think massively rigging things in favor of the GOP ex ante is sufficient.

GOP frets behind the scenes over potential Trump 2024 bid - POLITICO Trump is indicating he plans to run again so long as he still has a good bill of health. But he may face skepticism from surprising conservative corners of the GOP.
GOP dreads the return of Trump rallies
'It's insane' Proud Boys furor tests limits of Trump's GOP : A bitter party fight in Nevada suggests the GOP is far from being finished with its post-election reckoning.
Trump's one-night NYC visit for UFC fight cost taxpayers more than $250K: records : politics
Former guy sucked : PoliticalHumor

Understanding QAnons Connection to American Politics, Religion, and Media Consumption ... 28% of Republicans / 34% Foxers are completely traitorously delusional / 29% Hispanic fundies
Almost a quarter of Republicans believe Satan-worshiping pedophiles control the US government, media, and financial sector : politics
Lee Harvey Oswald and Barack Obama: The Unexplored Connection - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Factors" ...
Republican loyalty to Trump is a national disgrace | Letters to the editor : politics
Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Eve Fartlow" ... Remember from now one that if you unfollow someone on Twitter you are essentially inciting genocide ...

Threat has outgrown Trump as Republican states seek to control what happens in future elections

Arizona GOP legislators votes to strip powers from the Democratic secretary of state after she slammed the state's GOP-led 2020 election audit : politics
Arizona voting bill fails in the House, with 2 Republicans crossing party lines : politics

The Senate: Sununu's Vital Choice - The New Hampshire governor's decision looms large over the 2022 map
The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 - CNNPolitics

Emily Wilder's firing is a story of bad faith, not bad tweets. Newsrooms must do better. - The Washington Post Emily Wilders firing is a story of bad faith, not bad tweets. Newsrooms must do better - By Margaret Sullivan ... Wilder, who is Jewish, was fired because she had a history of outspoken college activism on a particularly touchy subject (and insufficiently Republican)


Matt Gaetz still eyes 2024 bid despite sex trafficking probe unless Trump runs - Rep. Matt Gaetz still has his eye on a 2024 presidential bid (well, he is on-brand with the crime and pedo shit)
Matt Gaetz says he will run for presidency in 2024 if Trump does not : politics

The Growing Anti-Democratic Threat of Christian Nationalism in the U.S. : politics

The Graveyard Doesnt Lie : The catastrophic failure of Texas's power grid in February killed hundreds more people than the state has acknowledged, a BuzzFeed News analysis shows (refucks lied, people died and still voted for them)
Multiple Senate GOP Priorities Fail In Texas House After Last-Ditch Effort By Democrats To Run Out The Clock : politics
A 13-year-old who was raped by her grandfather traveled hours across Texas to get an abortion. She wouldn't have been able to under the state's new 6-week ban. : politics

Ron DeSantis Makes Cruise Ships Take Unvaccinated Passengers -- Its not like they're doing something harmful, like ordering a gay wedding cake ... he DeSantis position is that both the public interest in suppressing virus transmission, and the private interest of businesses in protecting their workforce and reassuring customers, are both overridden by an even more compelling interest: safeguarding the rights of individuals who refuse to get vaccinated ... it's almost as if the right of individual conscience or freedom of contract was never the basis for the Republican position at all.

Why conservatives really fear critical race theory ... Because theoretical discussions of racial injustice turned into a more direct personal challenge to the race in power ... "un-American propaganda" (say the white racists)

How do Black patients and white patients get different doctors in the same hospitals? Separate teams of providers cover Black and white patients, with unequal results. (white doctors are racist)

Pennsylvania Eye Doctor Who Grew Marijuana for Dying Wife Pardoned : politics


Can Removing Highways Fix Americas Cities?

Americans Up and Moved During the Pandemic. Here's Where They Went. - WSJ


Vote to legalize recreational marijuana in CT could come next week as polls show strong majority supports it : politics (DisConnecticut realizes they are losing big to NE states)

DNA helped free Texas man in murder case. Court declares him 'actually innocent.' : news

Proposed New York law would ban fired police officers from getting hired : politics

Washington state attorney general files murder, manslaughter charges against 3 officers in death of Black man : news ... "We are disappointed that facts were ignored in favor of what appears to be a politically motivated witch hunt," the union said in a statement.(Black guy lynched by killer copsters defended by the KKK union)

San Jose rail yard shooting: Gunman among the 9 dead - Los Angeles Times
Killer of 9 in California had talked of workplace attacks
San Jose shooter discussed killing people at work, ex-wife says | TheHill

Don't fear change. It's time. : PoliticalHumor

Juan Williams Is Suddenly Out at Fox News The Five And Insiders Are Blaming Co-Host Greg Gutfeld


Amy Cooper Sues Former Employer for Racial Discrimination - The New York Times Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race. ("I'm not racist, you're racist" the racist screamed)
Amy Cooper sues ex-employer for racial discrimination after viral Central Park incident - ABC News

Brad Pitt Wins Joint Custody in Angelina Jolie Divorce - Brad and Angelinas Divorce Has Become Incredibly Complex

A Culture of Fear at the Firm That Manages Bill Gates's Fortune - The New York Times At least four employees at the firm, Cascade Investment, complained to Mr. Gates about Michael Larson, his longtime money manager. (toxic asshole techbro hires toxic asshole moneybro, yer legacy looks like shit, autistic Billyfuck)

Guilty Parties Two entrepreneurs have built a business dredging up white womens shame.


How much does personality really differ between sexes as compared to within-sex variation? : askscience
Gender Differences in Personality across the Ten Aspects of the Big Five ... Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness/Intellect ... Currently, there is no consensus as to the identity and number of facets within the Big Five ... Volatility and Withdrawal for Neuroticism; Enthusiasm and Assertiveness for Extraversion; Intellect and Openness for Openness/Intellect; Industriousness and Orderliness for Conscientiousness; and Compassion and Politeness for Agreeableness ... (from 2011, they quote Cosby on women, and here's a helpful definititon of an aspect: Intellect and Openness for Openness/Intellect)

gender differences in personality - Google Search
Sex differences in psychology - Wikipedia
Do men and women really have different personalities? - BBC Future ... Weisberg and her team concluded that "while gender differences in personality might be important in shaping human experience and human culture, they are probably not so large as to preclude effective communication between men and women." (that's a relief)
Taking Sex Differences in Personality Seriously - Scientific American Blog Network New approaches are shedding light on the magnitude of sex differences in personality, and the results are so strong and pervasive that they can no longer be ignored ... the following traits are most exaggerated among females when considered separately from the rest of the gestalt: sensitivity, tender-mindedness, warmth, anxiety, appreciation of beauty, and openness to change. For males, the most exaggerated traits were emotional stability, assertiveness/dominance, dutifulness, conservatism, and conformity to social hierarchy and traditional structure ... multivariate analysis (tnx, science)
Eight Things You Need to Know About Sex, Gender, Brains, and Behavior: A Guide for Academics, Journalists, Parents, Gender Diversity Advocates, Social Justice Warriors, Tweeters, Facebookers, and Everyone Else
Sex Differences in Brain and Behavior: Eight Counterpoints | Psychology Today Disagreements and agreements on the origins of human sex differences (women don't see much difference; men do)
Responding to Ideas on Sex Differences in Brain and Behavior | Psychology Today Agreements, ghost disagreements, and points for continued debate. (women say keep talking)
Gender Differences in Five Factor Model of Personality and Sensation Seeking - ScienceDirect
(32) Which MBTI type is most likely to be gay? - Quora
MBTI of gay ppl? : mbti


Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity. New research finds even a slight grocery tax-rate increase could be problematic for many. : science

I'm Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the psychiatrist who first described seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and researched light therapy to treat it. My latest project is using poetry to treat patients! I am back for another AMA for Mental Health Awareness Month. AMAA! : IAmA


TIL Cleopatra often used clever stagecraft to woo potential allies. For example, when she met Mark Antony, she arrived on a golden barge made up to look like the goddess Aphrodite. Antony, who considered himself the embodiment of Dionysus, was instantly enchanted. : todayilearned



052621


Huge cemetery with at least 250 rock-cut tombs discovered in Egypt : worldnews

Commercially viable electricity from nuclear fusion a step closer thanks to British breakthrough : worldnews

Seven in 10 Australians want government to take more action on climate, survey finds : worldnews
Mouse plague deals fresh blow to Australian farmers : worldnews

A thick blanket of sea snot is wreaking havoc on Turkey's coast (actually "sea shit")


MA COVID-19 Data 5/26/21 : boston - 1.48%+ 7 deaths 382 new cases .69% positive 51% fully vaxxed


[Seth Abramson] England Newthe region wholeis now 70%+ partially or wholly vaccinated against COVID-19, making it the safest place in America virus-wise by far. : boston

A New C.D.C. Story - The New York Times the latest chapter on the C.D.Cs description of outdoor Covid risks.

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19 | The White House
Biden asks US intel community to investigate COVID-19 origin - The Boston Globe
US joins calls for transparent, science-based investigation into Covid origins | Several countries tell the WHO annual meeting that a new inquiry with new terms of reference must be launched : worldnews
Dems back growing calls for Congress to probe Covid lab leak theory - POLITICO
The medias lab leak fiascoA huge fuckup, with perhaps not-so-huge policy stakes
Chinese state media is turning on Fauci amid Wuhan lab controversy : worldnews

Resistance to vaccine mandates is building. A powerful network is helping. - The Washington Post

Ousted dashboard designers claims don't add up, former colleagues and experts say


Canadas daily COVID-19 cases down over 70% from April peak of 3rd wave

Villagers jump into river to evade Covid vaccine shots : worldnews

Withdrawal of pandemic welfare fuels poverty in Brazil : worldnews

University of Taipei decides to kick out all the students from their dorms during the ongoing Covid crisis. : worldnews


Despite local government attempts to fix gender discrepancies in pass marks for admissions tests to conventional Tokyo metropolitan high schools, some 80% of schools have still ended up requiring higher test scores from female applicants than male ones in recent years. : worldnews (the old dick advantage)


China tells Europe: You know what a genocide looks like : worldnews

India: Radical Hindu mob wielding swords, kills father of Christian pastor in an attack on that family. : worldnews

Pakistani journalist assaulted in latest press freedom attack : worldnews

Ukraine bans electricity imports from Russia, Belarus : worldnews

Belarus leader claims plane diversion protected passengers, says country is underhybrid attack (Putin's mouthpiece)
Belarus president claims Ryanair plane bomb warning came from Switzerland : worldnews ... Switzerland and Hamas? That's a hell of a coalition.
Belarus bans journalists from live reporting at protests: President Alexander Lukashenko has signed a new law sharply restricting media activities in Belarus. The government can now order a media outlet's closure without a court decision : worldnews
High Probability Belarus Agents Torturing Journalist Nabbed From Flight, Says Opposition Leader
Girlfriend of Belarusian blogger confesses in video, opposition cries foul : worldnews
Belarus closing Canadian embassy as PM Trudeau condemns regime : worldnews


A mobsters online confessions are shaking Erdogans government. Turkey is riveted. (Erdofuck is a fucking mobster)


Antony Blinken Says Palestinians Deserve 'Equal Measures' of Freedom, Opportunity as Israelis : worldnews
'Any Arab Here Dies' : A Night of Terror, Minutes From Netanyahus Home
Dozens of Jewish Israelis attacking an Arab were caught on camera. Only six were arrested : worldnews (deeply racist apartheid state with roots in 17th century Poland, of course)
The Children in the Israel-Hamas War Who Were Killed - The New York Times
Opinion | The Discrimination Palestinian Citizens of Israel Face - The New York Times (racist fuckers)
Arab-Jewish violence in Israeli cities leaves country changed - The Washington Post
Palestinian man killed by Israeli undercover unit in West Bank : worldnews
Gazans outraged after UNRWA director says IDF strikes were 'precise' : worldnews
Jerusalem: Israeli court postpones decision on Silwan evictions amid protest crackdown : worldnews ... The number of standing eviction orders issued by Israeli courts against Palestinian families in the area has so far reached 87, which threatens to leave some 700 Palestinians forced out of their homes to make way for Israeli settlers (you mean, "invaders")
EU increases humanitarian assistance for Palestine to euro 34M

Iran's failure to explain uranium traces is big problem, says IAEA chief : worldnews

Ethiopia's Tigray at risk of serious of famine, warns UN official. 90% of harvest lost. : worldnews

Gay activists in Ghana demand release of 21 people arrested at LGBTQI conference : worldnews


Italy orders four Egyptian security officials to stand trial for alleged kidnap, torture and murder of student : worldnews
Italian cable car crash: Owner admits disabling safety brake to avoid fixing an other issue. 3 people under arrest. : worldnews


Ireland to become the first EU state to label Israeli settlement programme 'annexation' : worldnews (just to state the fucking obvious)
Ireland rejects President Biden's global corporate tax plans and will keep 12.5% rate : worldnews

Boris Johnson wanted to be infected with Covid on live TV 'to show it's nothing to be scared of' Dominic Cummings is set to testify : worldnews
Five arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of activist Sasha Johnson : worldnews
British mothers demand apology over forced adoptions : worldnews


Soldier who called on troops to refuse vaccine distribution faces mutiny related charge : worldnews (Canaduh)
Deeply concerned: Alberta orders universities to pause partnerships with China and review current projects
Revealed: Canadian pension funds invested nearly $1B in Bolsonaro-led water privatization scheme : worldnews

Edward Snowden Hails EU Court Ruling as Progress on Acknowledging 'Devastation' of Mass Surveillance : worldnews


Diplomats send letter to State Dept. leaders saying 'Havana Syndrome' sufferers not getting proper care The letter adds to pressure on the Biden administration from Congress to better care for affected U.S. workers and get to the bottom of how they got sick.


EPA Admits to Altering Science Under Trump, Pledges New Course | Senior management demanded modifications to scientific conclusions that "did not make sense," career employees said. : politics


Ignore the hysterical commentary surrounding Bidens agenda
Biden says he underestimated how many people would believe Trump's big lie : politics (still living in Barry's bipartisan bubble)

Whitehouse Urges Biden SCOTUS Commission to Address Special-Interest Assault on the Supreme Court - Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Chair presses Commissioners on the sweeping judicial influence operation conducted during Trump presidency : politics ("Sheldon" Whitehouse)

AP Fact Check: House GOP falsely blames Biden for gas prices : politics

Why is the Justice Department withholding most of its Trump memo? - The Washington Post (bc refuck Mueller's pres-above-the-law bullshit is "precedent")
Bill Barr Issued Prosecution Declinations for Three Crimes in Progress | emptywheel
Rachel Maddow demands to know why Merrick Garland is trying to 'paper over' Bill Barr's coverup for Trump
Here's how Trump could theoretically run for president and govern the US from prison, according to 9 legal scholars ... Running for president from prison has, in fact, been done before twice. (Debs and LaRouche)
Congressmen Cohen Asks Attorney General Garland to Reconsider Appeal of Trump Obstruction Memo Case: Transparency Demands the Public Know How Barr Justice Department Misled on Mueller Report Findings. : politics
Garland Admits Barr Lied About The Mueller Report, But Insists On DOJ's Sacred Right To Cover It Up : politics

Memo to Biden's DOJ: Time to open the books on the Trump-Russia scandal : politics ... The former president, frontrunner for the GOP nomination, and person of outsized influence over the Republican Congressional delegation is currently the subject of a grand jury investigation seeking criminal indictments, and the mods of /r/politics won't let the story be posted
Merrick Garlands mistake on Trump and the Mueller report
Mueller enabled Barr - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Asha Rangappa on Twitter: "2. In Vol. II, Mueller tries to split the baby: He says while the evidence does not exonerate Trump, he can't formally say that the conduct amounted to obstruction bc that would amount to an accusation " / Twitter

85% Of Republicans Want Candidates To Agree With Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Americans Support Early Cut To Federal Jobless Benefit ... More than half of Americans (54 - 38 percent) say that states are doing the right thing in cutting off the additional $300 in federal unemployment benefits months early, because the states believe it discourages work. Republicans say 89 - 9 percent and independents say 54 - 37 percent that the states cutting off those benefits are doing the right thing. Democrats say 60 - 32 percent that the states are doing the wrong thing. (Foxheads)

Cloud of nerves hovers over Trump land after grand jury report
Trumps historic legal jeopardy
6 things to know about the grand jury investigation in New York into Trump's business dealings - The Boston Globe
What follows from the fact that the unchallenged leader of one of the USA's two major political parties is a criminal sociopath? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is a question that has gained even more salience in the last 24 hours:
George Conway on Twitter: "It's important to remember that many people who were much smarter, much more disciplined, much less sociopathic, and who had much better lawyers than the former guy have gone to prison for financial crimes." / Twitter
The GOP remains stuck with Trump and his latest legal drama
The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump commiserate about the threats they receive in a group text chain : politics

Trump is starting to put together his own Contract with America. And hes teaming up with Newt.as well as Mark Meadows and Lindsey Graham in recent weeks to begin crafting a policy document. (Contract on America, v.2)

Today's Republican Party is a political crime family -- and we know who the godfather is
White House ousts four Trump-appointed members of prestigious arts commission : politics

The Jan. 6 insurrection never stopped | The Week Why the Republican assault on democracy has only accelerated

Rarely has the GOP fixation on race shown all its ugly facets like this
Every GOP Senator But One Votes Against Confirmation of Kristen Clarke, First Black Woman to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division : politics

If Roe v. Wade is Struck Down, It'll Cost Republicans | Washington Monthly Democrats could benefit especially in purple swing states.

Pa. GOP lawmaker Doug Mastriano says he left the Capitol area before the riot. New videos say otherwise. - The footage appears to show Mastriano and his wife among a crowd passing through breached barricades set up by Capitol police to keep rioters at bay. : politics
Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania Republican lawmaker, seen as closer to Capitol riot in new videos (sure looks the part)

Democratic elections as iterated prisoners dilemmas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Krugmans column today points out what is both undeniable and yet still denied completely by the Democratic party as an institution (although not of course by many Democratic politicians and voters:
Opinion | Republican Cowardice Endangers American Democracy - The New York Times (refucks took the democratic football and went to dictator land)

Michigans top election official and Dominion warn counties about the risks of vote audits by outside groups (starting to look like the plan)

Red China stole Tom Cotton's car keys - Lawyers, Guns & Money The fact that there is a neoconfederate Senator from Arkansas named "Tom Cotton" shows just how lazy the writers have gotten.

Fact Check - Maricopa County ballots were not burned in a farm fire: politics

How Ted Cruz ended up sharing Russian far-right propaganda to attack the US military : politics

Petition urging for Marjorie Taylor Greene's expulsion amasses 100k signatures : politics
Auschwitz Memorial calls Greene Holocaust comments a 'sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline' : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene deletes retweet calling Kevin McCarthy a "feckless c**t" and "moron" : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene must be expelled from GOP conference for Holocaust comments, says Adam Kinzinger : politics
When you lose Ben Shapiro you're in trouble : Even Ben Shapiro thinks Marjorie Taylor Greene went too far with her Holocaust comparison (r/politics moderated by right-wing maniacs)

GOP Congresswoman tweets 'my pronoun is patriot' & gets mocked for not knowing what a pronoun is | I"m guessing you were not very good at Mad Libs." : politics (Boebert, only refuck woman dumber than MTG)

How Matt Gaetz's Legal Problems Could Lead to Campaign Finance Violations - Politicians are not allowed to use campaign funds to pay for personal criminal defense : politics

Texas Passes Take-Your-Gun-To-Town Law; There are now more barriers to riding a motorcycle than to packing heat in the Lone Star state : politics

Kansas Republican charged with battery allegedly kicked high school student in the crotch : politics

Trump blurts out bizarre attack on 'Crazy Joe' Scarborough and his blood-curdling psycho wife for no apparent reason

Is Wokeness Kryptonite for Democrats? (self-awareness is bad, say refucks and what happened to Edsall? and oh look, Haidt wrote the headline)

Laws against teaching critical race theory in college are unconstitutional (not allowed to say "Black person")
DeSantis, Corcoran want to keep crazy liberal stuff out of civics lessons in Florida schools - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines donate to campaign against critical race theory in schools | TheHill
Fox Newsfearmongering about critical race theory is all about the midterm campaignsand now the network is admitting it ... a broad academic discipline that seeks to explore how the history of racism in America still has an effect on modern life and society. and attempting to depict this simple concept as an imminent threat to the country, and an insidious effort to "warp the minds of American childrenand make them feel guilty for being born white"

Texas gov knew of natural gas shortages days before blackout, blamed wind anyway : politics (refuck lied?)

American Demons: Ben Rhodes's 'After the Fall' Excerpt - The Atlantic Harper's Ferry ... This is also, of course, the place where the Civil War began; where the radical abolitionist John Brown seized the local arsenal in the hopes of sparking a mass uprising of enslaved people; and where Brown was detained by forces led by Colonel Robert E. Leehe would later be hanged for his crimes under the watchful eyes of a young spectator named John Wilkes Booth. A quiet American place filled with American ghosts.
QAnons hallmark catchphrases evaporating from the mainstream internet

Mixed Views Among Americans on Transgender Issues

Police declare riot in Portland as protesters mark 1 year since George Floyd's death - ABC News Five people were arrested and booked into jail on various charges.


The graphic video of Ronald Greenes death shows -- again -- the urgent need for police reform


Associated Press tells staff it made mistakes in firing of Emily Wilder - The Washington Post

Zeynep Tufekci, Turkish sociologist, gives me hope that others are willing to see the nuance, too. : CoronavirusMa

Ibuprofen and ulcers: What Rep. Dingell's case can teach us - The Washington Post Dingell, who had been using high doses of Motrin to help with lingering pain from surgery earlier this year


An Elementary School Teacher's Secret Life As A White Nationalist Writer - Benjamin Welton uses pen names to write racist articles. He's also a teacher, PhD student, and freelance writer for major media outlets. Now he's been exposed ... a 33-year-old Boston University history PhD candidate who, until this week, taught English, social studies and computer science at Star Academy, an elementary school in Massachusetts. (and then Karma ate his ass, as predicted)

The Native Scholar Who Wasn't - More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?


Son, ghostwriter of late senator say Trump intervened to stop probe of Patriots' Spygate scandal

Amazon to buy MGM in landmark Hollywood deal - The Washington Post The combination of a tech giant with an embattled studio aims to recharge both companies fortunes


Opiates: From Prescription to Street Drugs | Wavelengths Recovery

Bipolar Disorder Self-Test | Solara Mental Health

Ultimate Guide to College Student Mental Health | Command Education

Man's Best Friend: The History Of Domesticating Dogs - Dog Blog
Man

Ultimate RV Packing List for a First Time Camper


A Basic Guide On Handgun Safety

History of Humans Eating Meat & Hunting - BowAddicted


[serious] People with nightmare siblings: what's the most fucked up thing they ever did? : AskReddit




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If We Don't Change We're F*cked: Greta Thunberg Warns Humanity in New Video

Greenland's ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers : worldnews

Study States Fracking not compatible with Human Rights Law : worldnews


50 percent of US adults are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CDC data - The Boston Globe - 61.6 percent of American adults have received at least one shot
Covid-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations: Daily U.S. data on May 24 Nine states have 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated against Covid as U.S. cases, deaths fall further
Is My Child More Likely To Get COVID-19 Or The Flu? : Shots - Health News : NPR : Children's Risk Of Serious Illness From COVID-19 Is As Low As It Is For The Flu
The End IS Near. No, Seriously.. All epidemics end, even the Black Death == Donald G McNeil


MA COVID-19 Data 5/25/21 : boston - 1.50%+ 10 deaths 195 new cases .44% positive 51% fully vaxxed 59% first doses



Mass. is the healthiest state in the country, according to a new survey - The Boston Globe

Americans don't trust others' vaccine honesty as country re-emerges - Axios

Top U.S. health official calls for follow-up investigation into pandemic's origins - The Washington Post
Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible - The Washington Post
The Wuhan Lab Leak Question: A Disused Chinese Mine Takes Center Stage - WSJ
How the Liberal Media Dismissed the Lab-Leak
What to make of the COVID-19 lab leak theory - The Dossier


Breath test that can detect Covid-19 to be rolled out in Singapore : worldnews
Mixing two different vaccine doses might actually strengthen COVID-19 immunity, not hurt it : worldnews


US urges no travel to Japan as Olympic countdown ticks on : worldnews

Villagers jump into river to avoid Covid-19 vaccination in Uttar Pradesh : worldnews
Indian police visit Twitter offices after government tweet flagged : worldnews
Ramdev: Doctors furious over yoga guru's insulting Covid remark : worldnews
Tata Steel has said it will compensate the families of its workers in India that die of Covid-19. The firm said it will pay deceased employees' salaries, housing and medical benefits until what would have been their retirement at the age of 60. : worldnews

Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against variant found in Brazil : worldnews


Samoa swears in first female leader in a tent after she's locked out of Parliament amid power struggle : worldnews

At least 375,000 homes without power as widespread outages hit Queensland : worldnews

Myanmar allows Tinder but axes dissent havens Twitter, Facebook : worldnews

Rohingya repatriation looks uncertain: Hasina tells UNGA President : worldnews

Shepherd hailed for saving six in deadly Chinese ultramarathon : worldnews


Russia is building an army of robot weapons, and China's AI tech is helping : worldnews
Russia says it can now operate nuclear capable bombers from Syrian air base : worldnews
Jailed Navalny says Russia has launched three new investigations against him : worldnews
Agency linked to Russia offered thousands to French influencers to denigrate Pfizer vaccine. : worldnews
Russian prosecutor seeks to ban Dolce & Gabbana same-sex kiss ads : worldnews

Mysterious Air Base Being Built on Volcanic Island off Yemen : worldnews

Bitcoin mining is helping Iran bypass crippling US sanctions, study shows : worldnews

Israel will act to counter Iranian nuclear threat without US - Netanyahu : worldnews
Israeli Police Round Up Palestinian Protesters Out of Global Spotlight : worldnews
Israeli police launches wave of mass arrests against Palestinian citizens of Israel : worldnews

Chad's former ambassador to the United States and his ex-deputy have been indicted for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe from a Canadian start-up energy company : worldnews


Belarus journalist who was dragged off hijacked Ryanair plane with his girlfriend appears on state TV to say he's 'confessing' to crimes - after colleagues said he was almost certainly being tortured : worldnews
Belarusian journalist reportedly pleaded with crew before being detained in Minsk: 'Don't do this. They will kill me.' : worldnews
European Union leaders on Monday agreed on a set of sanctions against Belarus, including a ban on the use of the 27-nation bloc's airspace and airports amid fury over the forced diversion of a passenger jet flying between two EU countries in order to arrest an opposition journalist. : worldnews
EU leaders agree new sanctions against Belarus after 'unacceptable hijacking' of Ryanair flight: The Council will now move to introduce the necessary measures to ban overflight of EU airspace by Belarusian airlines and prevent access to EU airports of flights operated by such airlines : worldnews
EU locks out Belarus from international aviation : worldnews
Dont just sanction Belarus. The dictators of the world are watching (Putin says he had nothingto do with it)
Fury over State Piracy as West weighs action against Belarus : worldnews
Belarus' national airline Belavia banned from operating flights to the UK. UK airlines told to avoid Belarusian airspace. : worldnews
Belarus points to Hamas bomb threat in plane diversion, Hamas rejects claim : worldnews ... Lmao, Hamas called in a bomb threat, so we arrested a journalist.
Angela Merkel says Belarus' story 'completely implausible' : worldnews
Russia's power over Belarus is in the spotlight after plane 'hijacking' incident : worldnews
Belarus had KGB agents on the passenger plane that was diverted to arrest a dissident journalist, Ryanair CEO says : worldnews
Top Kremlin Pundits Celebrate Mid-Air Takedown of Journo Facing Execution : worldnews
Belarus expels Latvian ambassador and all embassy staff : worldnews


Tesla Fined $16K Per Owner for Throttling Battery Capacity, Charging Speed in Norway : worldnews


GCHQ's mass data-sharing violated right to privacy, court rules.Judgment follows legal challenge begun in 2013 after Edward Snowden;s whistleblowing revelations. : worldnews
A decade of Tory neglect is driving teachers out of the classroom and harming children's education, unions warn : worldnews (refucks everywhere hate education and esp. teachers with a passion)

Sixteen people, including at least two children, have been killed in a rebel attack in Peru, the country's defence minister has confirmed. The Shining Path guerrilla group says it was behind the attack. : worldnews


Biden and Putin summit to take place next month in Switzerland - CNNPolitics

A New Report Just Blew Up One of the Trump Administration's Favorite Lines About Family Separation. ICEs removals of parents without their children were intentional, and not just inadvertent incidents. : politics (fucking Stephen Miller)

More than 100 employees at the Associated Press have signed an open letter calling for more information about the recent firing of 22-year-old journalist Emily Wilder : news (Netanyahu ordered her firing)
AP says it is reviewing social media policies after firing
The only winning move is not to play - Lawyers, Guns & Money This is an important point about the implications of the AP firing Emily Wilder addressed to media organizations who foolishly think that better social media policies can prevent wingnut mobs from attacking their journalists:


Opinion | The Crisis of Anti-Semitic Violence - The New York Times (and here's the Jewish Goldberg: "it certainly doesnt receive the same sort of attention as white nationalist attacks." (because throwing garbage at some Jews is the same as storming the Capitol and trying to kill Mike Pence)
The Strange Anti-Semitism of the Pro-Jewish Right Marjorie Taylor-Greene loves the Jews to death.
Inconvenient Anti-Semitism Is Still Anti-Semitism - The Bulwark Liberals must oppose leftwing anti-Semitism as stridently as rightwing anti-Semitism. (sole example is Ihan Omar accusing Israel of "act of terrorism" which the world just witnessed)


Senate confirms DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke with just one Republican vote | Fox News Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted yes with all Democrats, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., did not vote
Senate confirms Clarke as first Black woman to lead DOJ civil rights | TheHill (that's why)

Jen Psaki Smashes Peter Doocy As He Tries To Blame Biden For COVID Deaths (the foxfucker into tiny little bits)

Biden Removes Student Loan Forgiveness From Budget Proposal : politics

Unemployment Benefits Aren't Causing a Labor Shortage. Low Wages Are. : politics

'Time to move on': Infrastructure talks near collapse. Republicans have soured on negotiations while progressives push to move forward without the GOP. : politics
I am beginning to think that Senate Republicans are not bargaining in good faith - Lawyers, Guns & Money You will be shocked, shocked to learn that Senate Republicans who didn't even want to do an infrastructure bill with Trump in the White House have less than no interest in doing to under Biden: ... This is a painfully stupid kabuki, but no matter how many times we go through this we have to do it again because weeks of giving champagne handjobs to moderate Republicans who will never agree to anything is the price demanded by moderate Democrats to have any chance of getting them to vote for a reconciliation bill:

Dozens of constitutional scholars tell Congress it has power to make D.C. a state: The experts are vouching for the constitutionality of D.C. statehood and pushing back against criticisms that stand in its way : politics

From Dr. Seuss To Chicken Wings: Conservatives Blame Everything On Joe Biden : politics
As Frustration Grows Over GOP Obstruction, Progressives Intensify Demands to Kill Filibuster: "It Makes No Sense That One Member of the Minority Party Can Trigger a Minority Veto. That's Not What People Voted For." : politics

Romney first GOP senator to say he would vote for Jan. 6 commission bill : politics
Court docs: Alabama man arrested after Capitol riot has militia ties, sought meeting with Ted Cruz : politics
January 6th just the beginning, as 'second civil war' is plotted - The Signorile Report The threat of violence is escalating --against Democrats but also against any GOP dissenter, fearful of being "Mike Pence'd"

Sixth House member issued $5,000 security screening fine : politics

Democrats consider the possibility of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeking a restraining order against Marjorie Taylor Greene

Trump investigation: Manhattan district attorney convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges - The Washington Post

Trump responds to insurrection lawsuit by claiming immunity while he was President - CNNPolitics

Steve Bannons fraud case dismissed after months of haggling over Trump pardon

Faulty redactions in court document show federal investigators seized more info in case against Rudy Giuliani than previously disclosed - CNNPolitics

Justice Dept. releases part of internal memo on not charging Trump in Russia probe - The Washington Post
McGahn Is Likely to Testify Next Week on Trump's Efforts to Obstruct Russia Inquiry : politics
Proverbial 'smoking gun' of Trump camp giving info to Russia seen in unredacted records : politics
Paul Manafort Lied to Investigators About Feeding U.S. Polling Data to Russian Spy: Files : politics
Judge Reveals More About the Principal Lies Paul Manafort Told to Robert Mueller : politics

How Libs Can Stop Owning Themselves Online - The Message Box - The Right has mastered trolling as a political communications strategy and Dems have to stop falling for it (did you hear that someone said that Republicans are totally insane and evil?)

Majority of Republicans believe Donald Trump is the true president of the United States right now - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... and we just have to shrug because s just something a lot of Real Americans(tm) happen to believe, just like they believe their guns protect them from the Government and the Blahs, and that global warming is a liberal myth, and that if the send ten dollars to the church of the sacred bleeding heart of Jesus, located somewhere in Los Angeles, California, all their dreams will come true. Which seems like a pretty bad situation, All Things Considered. Also, NPR and CNN are run by communists.
53% of Republicans view Trump as true U.S. president

QAnon Crowd Convinced UFOs Are a Diversion From Voter Fraud : politics (expoding head syndrome)

Democrats must not remain silent as Republicans self-destruct : politics
Democrats must make the GOP spell out what it is for and against : politics

Support for Israel among young US evangelical Christians drops sharply -- survey | The Times of Israel Support for Israel among young US evangelical Christians drops sharply Since 2018, backing for Israel dropped from 75% to 33%; nearly half of evangelicals aged 18-29 say they favor establishment of Palestinian state, voted for Biden over Trump (Fuckangelicals losing their end-times base, good job Fuckanyahu, big change in 3 years)

AZ Secretary of State: 'This is everything but an audit' : politics
Appropriations Committee votes to strip Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of roles On Tuesday morning, the Arizona House Appropriations Committee stripped Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of her ability to defend election lawsuits. It gave the power exclusively to the Attorney General. (looks like dmes fucking themselves as usual, but who knows, it's AZ)
It's Not Just Arizona: Trump Backers' Push To Review 2020 Ballots Spreads : politics

Wisconsin Republicans quickly kill Medicaid expansion (Wississippi loves their murderers, just threw away a billion dollars so poor people wouldn't get any healthcare and they'd have to die)
After democracy dies - Lawyers, Guns & Money Wisconsin Republicans quickly rejected a fully-funded federal offer to provide healthcare to the poor:

Republicans Accused of Economic 'Sabotage' as Florida Becomes 23rd GOP-Led State to Slash Jobless Benefits | "No one should face financial ruin for living in states run by Republicans." : politics
Florida Man Signs Blatantly Corrupt And Unconstitutional Social Media Bill, Cementing Florida As Tech Laughing Stock : politics
Florida's New Social Media Law Will Be Laughed Out of Court : politics

Texas House votes to yank state funding from sports teams that don't play national anthem at games : politics (also requires Nazi salute)
Texas lawmakers OK carrying handguns without a license, despite opposition from police and gun control groups : politics (mandatory guns at age 2)


Nashville DA won't enforce new bathroom sign law : politics
Anti-trans Christian college loses first round of legal battle against Biden administration : politics
Oregon becomes 14th state to ban reviled LGBT+ panic defence. Just 36 to go : politics

Cancel Culture Telephone - Lawyers, Guns & Money Boise State suspended a 55-section, 1,300 student class and the Idaho legislature passed an anti-Critical Race Theory [sic] law based on an uncorroborated claim from someone not in the class that a student was forced to apologize for being white and taunted by other students. A law firm investigated this, and in turns out nobody who was actually there could back up this (facially implausible) claim ... Anti-CANCEL CULTURE culture is a floating game of Human Centipede.


New York Times in talks to buy The Athletic - Axios (subscription sports podcast you never heard of for half a billion)


Charlie Kirk wants to save America in the name of Republican Jesus | Flux After pushing a secular, libertarian-oriented worldview, the Turning Point USA founder has decided to get in on the God business


Opinion | Michel Foucault's Ideas and the Right, Left Debate - The New York Times By Ross Douthat
How We Forgot Foucault - American Affairs Journal
Theorycels in Trumpworld - OUTSIDER THEORY - The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.


Top cop in Black man's deadly arrest withheld cam video : politics

Illinois police face lawsuit over drug testing a toddler's ashes : news ("drug tests" are always positive so copfuckers can arrest you)


Saturn Retrograde In Aquarius Is Here, and It's Coming for Your Most Precious Goals | Astrology.com



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In D.C., UFO sightings went from joke to national security threat - The Washington Post

Measuring Climate Change's Storm Enhancement - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering. To prevent another accident, researchers are studying the site's radioactive lava. : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/24/21 : boston - 1/45%+ 2 deaths 188 new cases 1.10% postive 50% fully vaxxed


Fauci 'not convinced' COVID-19 developed naturally | Fox News - remarks show an evolution in the doctor's beliefs on coronavirus origins over the past year (more drips)
Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate On Covid-19 Origin - WSJ - Report says researchers went to hospital in November 2019, shortly before confirmed outbreak; Adds to calls for probe of whether virus escaped lab
The vexing lab leak theory on China and the coronavirus
Wuhan Lab Staff Sought Hospital Care Before COVID-19 Outbreak Disclosed: WSJ : worldnews
Why the Covid-19 'Lab Leak Theory" Needs Another Look | Medium
Origin Covid of Following the Clues | by Nicholas Wade | May, 2021 | Medium | Origin of Covid Following the CluesDid people or nature open Pandoras box at Wuhan?

The number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in India has passed the 300,000 mark, it took less than a month to record its last 100,000 deaths. Some models speculate that about a million people may have actually died. : worldnews
Now, yellow fungus, which is more dangerous than black fungus and white fungus, hit India - Who are more at risk? : worldnews

No one's safe anymore: Japan's Osaka city crumples under COVID-19 onslaught : worldnews

'Tragic' that just over 25M vaccine doses administered in Africa: WHO chief


Indigenous woman named New Zealand's next governor-general : worldnews

Samoa in crisis as elected leader locked out of Parliament : worldnews
Samoa swears in first female PM under a tent.. : worldnews

Dozens of Police Reported Killed in Clashes With Anti-Coup Movement | Myanmar : worldnews


S. Korea-US joint statement mentions Taiwan leaves China out : worldnews


Muslim Man In India Assaulted By Cow Vigilantes, Cops File Case Against Him : worldnews (hindufucks)

Turkish mafia boss claims former PM's son, ex-minister part of international drug trafficking scheme : worldnews (Erdofuck is Europe's coke dealer)
A mobsters online confessions are shaking Erdogans government. Turkey is riveted.
Sedat Peker claims to reveal new cocaine route between Colombia-Venezuela-Turkey : worldnews

Rare protests in Oman over jobs draw massive police response : worldnews

A wave of deadly attacks on pro-democracy activists and journalists in Iraq have sparked mounting calls to boycott October parliamentary elections, as perpetrators go unpunished. Killings, attempted murder and abductions have targeted more than 70 activists : worldnews
Iraq estimates that $150 billion of its oil money has been stolen from the country since the US-led invasion of 2003 : worldnews (check Dubya's bank account)

Kuwait school fires American teacher for supporting Israel : worldnews

Saudi Arabia: Repression Rages on Despite Releases : worldnews

Israeli officials 'regret' bombing Gaza AP bureau as post-ceasefire clean up begins : worldnews ("why yes, we lied, as usual) ... Israel is losing the PR battle re: the latest conflict in Gaza. I suspect this is the reason you're seeing things like what is happening over in /r/Jewish, where a new mod is banning everyone who doesn't support Israel (a shocking departure from the subs previous position in terms of allowing political discussion) (goes full r/conservative)
Backed by Israeli police, Jewish settlers enter Al-Aqsa compound | Al-Aqsa Mosque News : worldnews
State indicts three Jews for Bat Yam lynch of Israeli-Arab : worldnews
American man loses 22 members of his family in Gaza conflict : worldnews
Knesset advances bill to limit prime minister to eight years in office : worldnews (Bibi cackles)
Palestinian Terrorist Stabs Two Israelis, Subdued by a Border Police Officer : worldnews
Antony Blinken Says Palestinian Equal Rights Ultimately Will Be Found in Two-State Solution : worldnews

Global aviation stunned by Belarus jetliner diversion : worldnews ... Russia shot down a jetliner over Ukraine murdering hundreds of civilians, and the world frowned and tsk tsk'd. Do you really expect repercussions from this?
Minutes to touchdown: the moment a Belarusian dissident knew his time was up : worldnews
Belarus: Europe isolates Minsk after Lukashenko orders Ryanair plane to land, detains Protasevich - The Washington Post
The diversion of a flight between two EU countries to Belarus, and the arrest of an opposition activist who had been onboard, has prompted a torrent of outrage from European leaders. : worldnews
Lithuania to demand Belarus airspace closed to international flights : worldnews
Lativian airline airBaltic says is no longer using Belarus airspace for its flights : worldnews
Lithuania launches terrorism investigation into the plane diversion : worldnews
Paris proposes to ban Belarusian airspace : worldnews
Lufthansa's Minsk-Frankfurt Flight Delayed Over Possible Terrorist Attack, Minsk Airport Says : worldnews
An non-erotic diverted journey from Athens to Minsk - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lukashenko hijacks international flight to enhance his dicto-cred)


Top secret Tunisian presidential document outlines plan for 'constitutional dictatorship : worldnews - Tunisia was the only standing democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring (democracy is not muzfucks/refucks thing)

Body of missing man found in Spanish dinosaur statue : worldnews

France fears apartheid in Israel if Palestinians don't get their own state : worldnews (like it isn't already)

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson 'in critical condition after suffering gunshot wound to the head' : worldnews
Arundel Castle: 1m of 'irreplaceable' artefacts stolen : worldnews : gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution in 1587 were among items taken from the West Sussex castle.


Thousands rally at obscene motorcade for Jair Bolsonaro : worldnews (when in doubt, pull a Trump)


Sen. Bernie Sanders: USA should lead the world in bringing about peace, 'not simply supplying weapons to kill children in Gaza' : politics
Over 500 ex-staffers urge Biden to "hold Israel accountable for its actions" - Axios

Children speak of sickness and neglect in US asylum camps : politics


Biden Steps Back On Student Loan Debt Forgiveness, Leading To Major Criticism : politics
Sen. Ron Johnson Doesn't Care If Your Wages Don't Cover Childcare. 'The Marketplace' Has Spoken : politics ... "If you can't afford child care, stay home and take care of your kids on your own, while your husband works, the way God intended"

Biden administration moves toward making the pandemic work-from-home experiment permanent for many federal workers : politics

Key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo and U.S. for $1.8 million in legal fees : politics
Key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo and U.S. for $1.8 million in legal fees - The Washington Post

It's a Filibuster World. Senators Just Live in It. - The likely Republican bid this week to prevent Congress from investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been called the years first filibuster. don't believe it. : politics
Joe Manchin's foolish hopes : politics just another Gangster holding down the Plantation for the Slave Owning American Billionaire Oligarchy.
Opinion | The campaign for D.C. statehood just got a big boost - The Washington Post (Joe Fuckchin, konstitutional skolar)

Same Data, Same Strategy: A New Look at How the Trump Campaign and Russian Intelligence Operated in 2016 : politics - It didnt get democrats to vote Republican, it didn't need to. It tamped down the vote among Dems and got non voters to the polls

Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown says Trump "absolutely" bears responsibility for Capitol Riot : politics
Trump 'absolutely' bears responsibility for Capitol riot, says former president's ex-official : politics

Police records show threats to kill lawmakers in wake of Capitol attack | US Capitol breach | The Guardian Leaked files show how police stepped up surveillance efforts after January insurrections for signs of violence from far-right groups
Rep. Eric Swalwell says GOP opponents of the Jan. 6 commission aren't 'standing up for the cops that protected them' : politics
Senate Republicans scramble to derail creation of Capitol riot commission : politics
AP Fact Check: Senate GOP misrepresents Jan. 6 riot panel : politics
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said none of the 8 presidents he served would recognize the GOP today, saying its values are 'hard to find these days' : politics
Former Defense secretary: No Republican president I worked for would recognize GOP today : politics
The Next Best Option if a January 6 Commission Fails

Kevin McCarthy Is the Pathetic Leader Republicans Deserve : politics
Face off: House GOP chafes as fines mount for violating mask rule during floor votes : politics

Cheney makes clear she won't be a Democratic ally on voting rights : politics ("let Black people vote?" You think I'm crazy?" the evil bitch said)
Liz Cheney won't link Trump's election lies to restrictive Republican voting laws : politics

Commerce Department security unit evolved into counterintelligence-like operation, Washington Post examination found
Commerce Department security unit evolved into counter-intelligence-like operation, Washington Post examination found : politics ... someone watched too many Mission Impossible movies (not being pro-Trump is a crime)

They tried to overturn the 2020 election. Now they want to run the next one. : politics

Bipartisanship is dead Republicans killed it
The Republican Party and the End of Enlightenment: "Republican discourse is a never-ending torrent of lies, idiocies, and absurditiesthe very antithesis of Reason"
Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go? : politics

Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Called Arizona Official About Getting Election Challenge 'Fixed Up' : politics

Elite Dems who don't know when to quit could be the death of American democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... amazing how many Dem elites have looked at the horrifying consequences of Ruth Bader Ginsburg gambling with the reproductive freedom of American women and losing big time and apparently concluded that things worked out great:


Polling places for voters of color cut under Texas Senate's version of voting bill | The Texas Tribune Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senates version of voting bill being negotiated with HouseVoters in some urban, Democratic areas of Harris and Tarrant counties would see a drastic drop in polling places
Texas Republicans' plan would slash polling places in areas with higher shares of voters of color: analysis : politics


What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed - The New York Times A century ago, a prosperous Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla., perished at the hands of a violent white mob.
What was destroyed in the white supremacist Tulsa massacre - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Its the Media's 'Mean-Too' Momment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask. (rageholic radiohead and pro-planetary destruction advocate Bob Garfield of "On the Media" has meltdown, so let's go with bullying asshole media men as usual)


Remember the Alamo, Or Whatever You Think Belongs There - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Happy Birthday Bob Dylan - Lawyers, Guns & Money
LGM Podcast: Sinking the Bismarck - Lawyers, Guns & Money (80 yrs ago today)


Hampden DA identifies former Catholic priest as killer in 1972 slaying of 13-year-old Danny Croteau - The Boston Globe (nice timing)


Most women hide their gender when gaming to avoid harassment : worldnews


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World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Off of Antarctica: The chunk of ice is larger than the state of Rhode Island : worldnews
Ana, first named Atlantic storm of 2021, forms near Bermuda : worldnews

Congo disasterous volcano erupts in Mount Nyiragongo. : worldnews
Congo volcano leaves smouldering wreckage but major city spared : worldnews

Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications - The New York Times Toward the middle of this century, as deaths start to exceed births, changes will come that are hard to fathom. (NYT is concerned the planet might survive)
How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life : Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered -- but so did activism.


Another 7 activists arrested on Vancouver Island over old-growth logging blockades: "It's morally reprehensible to be logging 2000 year old cedar forests." : worldnews


India has reported more than 8,800 cases of deadly "black fungus" in a growing epidemic of the disease. Following the rise in cases, India's 29 states have been told to declare the disease an epidemic. : worldnews


Bolsonaro fined for breaking Covid-19 restrictions in Brazil : worldnews



More than 125,000 Myanmar teachers suspended for opposing coup : worldnews

A ticking time bomb Timor-Leste begins to reckon with alleged Catholic church sex abuse ... Society of the Divine Word ... (coverup, as usual)

Japanese Lawmaker Says LGBT Rights Go Against Preservation of Species Amid Record-Low Birth Rates : worldnews

Extreme cold weather hits China ultramarathon, kills 21 runners : worldnews
China's construction boom is sending CO2 emissions through the roof : worldnews
In China, 80,000 children were 'snatched' in 2019 by parents fighting for custody, report says : worldnews

Pakistan Is Cracking Down on Uyghur Muslims Who Fled China : worldnews (muzfuck solidarity)


Ukraine extends sanctions in connection with Russian aggression : worldnews


Iran says inspectors may no longer get nuclear sites images : worldnews

Disgraceful: AP slammed for sacking reporter amid Palestine row
Backed by Israeli police, Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound : worldnews ... WAFA added that at least six Palestinians had been arrested, including Fadi Alyan, a guard at the Al-Aqsa Mosque who tried to film the incident
CBC Journalists Told They Can't Cover Israel-Palestine After Demanding Fairer Coverage : worldnews (sounds fair)
Hundreds of Jews, Arabs gather to protest in Sheikh Jarrah and West Bank calling for peace and an end to Israeli military presence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank : worldnews
Anti-Netanyahu protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister's Residence: "Netanyahu dragged the State of Israel into a pointless war against public interest and security interests and caused great damage to Israel's security and image in the world" : worldnews
Yesh Atid to expedite legislation to curtail Netanyahu's premiership : worldnews
IDF bombed Gaza's high-rises to vent frustration: Israeli pilot : worldnews ... War crimes are my favorite way to blow off steam.
The cease-fire may hold. But Israels treatment of Palestinians wont change.


Croatia: Court ruling paves way for same-sex couples to adopt children : worldnews

Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees State HijackingThe dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.
European leaders condemn Belarusian authorities after plane is forced to land and opposition journalist is detained - The Washington Post
Alexander S. Vindman on Twitter: "Good thread on events in Belarus. Yes, the Gov. of Belarus forcing down a Ryanair flight to detain an opponent is a Human Right violation. Yes, this was a terror act. It is also violation on international norms with grave implications for vital US national interests." / Twitter
Alexander S. Vindman on Twitter: "Almost certainly, the Russians were complicit & are carefully gauging the Western response. An absence of swift and severe action will normalize authoritarian states interdiction of air traffic to detain critics. Imagine the threat to the thousands of flights transiting Russia." / Twitter
Edward Snowden saga: Bolivia accuses Europe of 'kidnapping' Bolivian president in forcing Evo Morales' plane to land in Vienna | The Independent | unfounded suspicions that Snowden was on the plane (remember when and nothing happened?)
Belarusian Journalist Arrested After His Flight Diverted To Minsk After False Bomb Threat : worldnews ... They literally conspired to basically hijack a commercial flight to arrest this dude....completely fucked
Belarus opposition says government forced Ryanair plane to land to arrest journalist : worldnews
The Belarus Hijack - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Eight dead after cable car falls in Italy : worldnews


Irish parliament to vote on motion to expel Israeli ambassador : worldnews

Tens of thousands attend largest pro-Palestine march in British history: Organisers say the demonstration in London was attended by 180,000 people : worldnews (Netanyahu's sub-plan is get make all the Jews flee to the land of Israel)


Up to 40 bodies, mostly women, found buried on ex-cop's property in El Salvador : worldnews


Netanyahu has more than the left to worry about ... Netanyahu is singularly responsible for driving an enormous wedge into American public opinion

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses : politics

Biden administration grants Haiti new TPS designation | Miami Herald

'I would do it again' says suspect in antisemitic attack in NYC ... Antisemitic attacks have risen over 400% in the UK, and this is a trend we've seen across the western world, directly as a result of the I/P conflict. (Netanfuckyu killing the diaspora)
Arrest in suspected antisemitic attack near L.A. restaurant - Los Angeles Times

Daniel Ellsberg and the Espionage Act - Lawyers, Guns & Money (yet another Obama disaster)

Abortion fight front and center ahead of midterms : politics


Could the End of the Filibuster Finally Be in Sight? : politics (Fuckchine and Sinema cackle)
Arizona Democrats pass resolution urging Sinema, Kelly to junk filibuster : politics
January 6, 2025 could be the date American democracy dies. Mark it on your calendar. : politics (and write-in Fuckchin and Zinema as traitors)

Party of the Benghazi probe to filibuster investigation into attack on America : politics
Column: Why McCarthy and McConnell want you to forget about the Jan. 6 riot : politics
The mob made me do it: Rioters claim Jan. 6 crowd at fault : politics

Over Half of Republicans Say Trump 'True President,' Capitol Riot Done to Make Him Look Bad : politics
Dismissed in 2012, this diagnosis of GOP ills has now become undeniable : politics The essay described congressional extremists, their rejection of truth, a party turning into authoritarians or an apocalyptic cult : It bore a striking headline: Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
Letter: Republican leadership based in lies : politics
Formation of a black hole: On the spectacular implosion of the Republican Party : politics
Trump's GOP is a Party of Snowflakes and Beta Males (paywalled, but good headline)

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez says efforts to oust him and other pro-impeachment Republicans are a losing strategy : politics

Kevin McCarthy might have had coronavirus infection when he attended son's wedding : politics

Rep. Jim McGovern calls on Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign after Holocaust-mask comparison : politics
Cheney calls Greene's comments on mask mandate in House 'evil lunacy' : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Creepy NaziMask Talk
Complain, complain, that's all you've done ever since we lost - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Rand Paul: 'I'm not getting vaccinated' | TheHill (FOAD little prick)

Ted Cruz thinks US military are emasculated pansies for including LGBT+ folk in recruitment ad : politics
'Kremlin Cruz' Erupts Over Nickname By Brian Williams For Attack OnEmasculatedMilitary


Postal workers rally public support to block DeJoy's plan to weaken mail services : politics

Gaetz Ex-Girlfriend Agrees to Cooperate With Feds in Sex-Trafficking Probe: Report (

County tells Arizona Senate to keep files, threatens lawsuit : politics
Conductors of 'Embarrassing' Arizona Audit Told to Preserve All Documents in Hint at Lawsuit : politics

'Outrageous': Georgia State Judge Allows Citizens to Examine Fulton County Ballots |"This is further shameful evidence that the Big Lie is becoming state policy," said attorney Marc Elias. : politics

Nevada GOP Legislator Stripped of Voting, Speaking Privileges After Refusing to Wear Mask : politics

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Mighty Close to Owing Margaret Atwood Some Royalties : politics ... Chick-fil-A has a sauce shortage, the fundraising email reads. And you want to know why? Because of Joe Biden's radical liberal policies

Parents of transgender children call Tennessee dangerous after governor's signing of anti-LGBTQ bills : politics


Influential GOP pollster Frank Luntz's research is a 'total schtick and scam' that relies on manipulated focus groups, former employees say - Luntz is an influential pollster who helps shape Republican talking points - Said Luntz manipulates his focus groups to get the opinion he is looking for - Tucker Carlson recently called Luntz a secret liberal with pro-immigration views (o rly)

Trump Flack Jason Miller Ordered To Pay $42,000 in Legal Fees For Failed Suit (let's draw a circle around my tiny mouth)


Hollywood Doesn t Know What to Do With Angelina Jolie She's always been an A-lister. But her new film, Those Who Wish Me Dead, reflects Hollywood's impulse to stifle female action heroes once they hit a certain age.

San Franciscos Shoplifting Surge: The mundane crime of shoplifting has spun out of control in San Francisco, forcing some chain stores to close.


Route Finder | Routing Software | Navigation App Tips from Transfinder


Everything Were Reading About UFOs

Scientists shot tardigrades out of a gun at more than 2,000 mph to see if the critters could survive : worldnews

TIL that Scientists at UCLA noticed that "time and time again" people suffered their first experience with anxiety or depression right after stomach illnesses. They did brain scans after patients ate probiotics, and found that stomach bacteria actually directly affected the connectivity of the brain : todayilearned

TIL Lake Tahoe is home to the oldest petroglyphs ever discovered in North America and a mummy three times as old as the Egyptian mummy King Tut. : todayilearned


Which dead celebrities are treated like saints, but were truly awful people when they were alive ? : AskReddit



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The Eye of Sauron. Volcano Eruption in Iceland. [OC] IG: @iuriebelegurschi : EarthPorn

China says Martian rover takes first drive on surface of Red Planet : worldnews

Arctic warming three times faster than average rate of planet, study finds : worldnews

Saudi Arabia plans to plant 10 billion trees in the desert : worldnews (said the country burning down the planet)

Richest nations agree to end support for coal production overseas : worldnews

School strike for climate: thousands take to streets around Australia | Climate change : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/22/21 : boston - 1.40%+ 5 deaths 405 new cases .82% positive 50% fully vaxxed


Masks are off which means men will start telling women to Smile! again

Did China Get Away with Creating a Pandemic? - Open The Magazine ... After the pandemic flared, Dr Fauci and Dr Daszak, seeking to deflect attention from their potential culpability, took the lead in throwing cold water on the theory that the novel coronavirus leaked from the Wuhan lab. While repeatedly dismissing that theory, Fauci and Daszak hid their acute conflict of interest.
PolitiFact retracts Wuhan lab theory "fact-check" | Washington Examiner (the pants-on-fire people set themsselves on fire)


Two Chinese experts who identified the coronavirus warn of the danger of the H5N8 flu virus : worldnews

Indian government asks social media platforms to remove content mentioning 'Indian variant' of coronavirus : worldnews ... renamed "Modi-variant"
India has 8,848 cases of black fungus, over 23,000 vials of medicine allotted to states, says Centre : worldnews
Vegetable vendor dies after being beaten up by two cops in UP- Times of India : worldnews

Climbing guide says 100 virus cases on Everest : worldnews

COVID-19 deaths in Latin America surpass 1 million as outbreak worsens : worldnews

Health Centre in Ibaraki, Japan warns 'many coronavirus patients infected by foreigners' : worldnews (said the xenophobic country with a 1% vax rate, somewhere between Zimbabwe and Guyana)

World expert in scientific misconduct faces legal action for challenging integrity of hydroxychloroquine study : worldnews ... It seems a bit strange to leave these four patients who got worse or who died out of the study, just on the basis that they stopped taking the medication ... which is pretty difficult once the patient is dead. (in France by crazy Trumper)


Fishing boat crew members questioned after alleged beheading at sea : worldnews ... Three crew members from a Chinese-owned Fiji-flagged fishing vessel are being questioned by police after an alleged beheading at sea.


Kim Jung Un bans mullet haircut and skinny jeans in North Korea : worldnews

Pentagon chief unable to talk to Chinese military leaders despite repeated attempts : worldnews
Greta Thunberg calls out Chinese state-run media for 'fat-shaming' her in a scathing article that questioned her veganism : worldnews

Japanese lawmaker says being LGBT goes against preservation of species : worldnews
Domestic violence consultations in Japan hit record high in 2020 : worldnews ("hit")

Turkish mafia scandal threatens Erdogan government : worldnews (Erdofuck is a crookster)

Ethnic Cleansing in Western Tigray: Do African lives not matter? asked Linda, United States ambassador to the United Nations, in a United Nations Security Council meeting. : worldnews
Voice of America Is Accused of Ignoring Government Atrocities in Ethiopia : worldnews


Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict - The New York Times
Report: "Israeli Missiles Damaged 16800 Residential Units In Gaza" : worldnews (Jews say there were rockets in every one)
Sheikh Jarrah is under siege, a Palestinian residents say : worldnews
Owner of AP tower destroyed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza says he saw no evidence of Hamas in the building : worldnews (Likud always lies)
Egypt sends 130 aid-laden trucks to Palestinians in Gaza Strip - Politics - Egypt : worldnews
Claiming victory while sitting in Qatar, Hamas chief says we destroyed project of coexistence with Israel : worldnews


France gives all 18-year-olds 18-year-olds 300 euros to spend on culture

Brazil is a global pariah: Lula on his plot to end reign of psychopath Bolsonaro

Grim task of digging up bodies continues at crime scene in El Salvador : worldnews


Toronto activists paint Israeli consulate steps with 'river of blood' after more than 200 Palestinians killed, 66 children : worldnews


Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known - The New York Times - The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure and wants to be prosecuted for it ... American military leaders pushed for a first-use nuclear strike on China, accepting the risk that the Soviet Union would retaliate in kind on behalf of its ally and millions of people would die ... the pages reveal in new detail how aggressive military leaders were in pushing for authority to do ... (oh yes, our "military leaders")

Cracks open in Democratic support for Israel as old guard is challenged : politics

Congressional Budget Office Primer on U.S. Military's Force Structure : politics

Biden Wants to Hire 87,000 Additional IRS Agents to Go After Wealthy Tax Dodgers : politics
Column: Biden, unlike Trump, thinks businesses shouldn't be free to abuse consumers : politics

Poll: 60 percent approve of Biden's job as president : politics


Ocasio-Cortez: 60 seconds' difference on Jan. 6 could have ended in 'a martial state' : politics
Republicans Won't Investigate Trump's Coup Because It's Partisan - Which is exactly why It'ss such a threat. : politics
Joe Manchin calls increasingly likely GOP filibuster of Jan. 6 commission 'so disheartening' : politics ("I'm so dissapointed in my stupidy" he said)
Shock of Jan. 6 insurrection devolves into political fight : politics
U.S. seizes $90,000 from man who sold footage of U.S. Capitol riot | Reuters


> Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says White Supremacy Has Become 'a Very Important Base' for GOP : politics

The GOP's Pro-Life Ghouls Are About to Roll Back 50 Years of Women's Rights : politics ... When the penalty for abortion after rape is more than the penalty for rape ...
Could the Supreme Court change this midterm election trend? : politics

Report: Trump's Justice Department Spied on at Least Five Reporters From Outlets Trump Despised : politics

Nothing is sacred to Republicans except Donald Trump. It's all on the line now (salon.com)
Opinion: Republican civil war is weakening the country : politics (kinda the point)
GOP Wants Volunteering at the Polls to Come With Risk of Jail Time or Huge Fines : politics

Teacher Framed by Joel Greenberg in Scheme That Triggered Matt Gaetz Investigation Speaks : politics

In echo of Arizona, Georgia state judge orders Fulton County to allow local voters to inspect mailed ballots cast last fall - The Washington Post

GOP pushing bill to ban teaching history of slavery : politics
Texas' divisive bill limiting how students learn about current events and historic racism passed by Senate : politics ("undermining parental authority")
Texas gov knew of natural gas shortages days before blackout, blamed wind anyway : politics
Homeless Camping Ban Close To Becoming Law In Texas : politics (consdiders law to require people who lose their jobs to kill themselves)

PW special report: After conservative criticism, UNC backs down from offering acclaimed journalist tenured position | NC Policy Watch
Campus Cancel Culture Freakouts Obscure the Power of University Boards | Teen Vogue
The Real Cancel Culture on Campus - Lawyers, Guns & Money This article was published just as the North Carolina Board of Trustees rejected Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure for purely and nakedly political reasons. It's really important.

Power v. journalistic ethics - Lawyers, Guns & Money Emily Wilder has issued a powerful statement about the Associated Press disgracefully delegating its personnel decisions to the Stanford Republicans and Tom Cotton:
emily wilder on Twitter: "My statement on my termination from The Associated Press. https://t.co/kf4NCkDJXx" / Twitter

The Blue Welfare State: With its new budget proposal, California could be poised to go down the social-democratic route taken by most Western democracies three-quarters of a century ago. : politics
Wait, California Has Lower Middle-Class Taxes Than Texas? : politics (haha, TAXASS)

Mass. Lawmakers Consider Making Mail-In Voting Permanent, Other Election Changes : politics

Arizona fails to pass ban on 'vaccine passports' : politics


Joe Biden Wants to Fire Right-Wing Radio Host Michael Savage From Board of National Park | Savage gained his spot at San Fransisco's Presidio Trust thanks to Donald Trump. : politics (remember Michael WEINER?)


Hopes abound that Rand Paul can be defeated in Kentucky : politics

Patrick Leahy signals he'll run for ninth Senate term - POLITICO If he ran again, Leahy would be in line to pass the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as the longest-serving senator of all time ... Given that Bernie Sanders is an independent who caucuses with Democrats, Leahys the only Democrat ever elected to the Senate from Vermont (you know, 200 years ago, and guess what pres they voted for more recently)


CNN Drops Rick Santorum After Racist Comments About Native Americans | HuffPost (the Indians were the invaders)


Epstein guards to skirt jail time in deal with prosecutors - politico - They were charged with lying on prison records to make it seem as though they had made required checks on the financier before he was found in his cell. (no mention of Trump's and Gates' bribes)


Opinion | Qualified Immunity Shields Police From Justice - The New York Times - End the Court Doctrine That Enables Police Brutality A Series on George Floyd and America

Judge probes leak of grand jury proceedings into Floyd's death - StarTribune.com

Chicago Police Board Rejects Firing Officer Accused of Making False Statements in Hospital Patient Beating : news



The Jewish man who was the victim of a gang assault in New York says the level of hatred was troubling - CNN

Eliza Dushku: I worked at CBS. I didnt want to be sexually harassed. I was fired ... Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull (and a collosal toxic male asshole)

Actor Danny Masterson must stand trial on 3 rape charges : news (Scientology fucker)
Scientology Coup Attempt at Downtown Development Board : videos



What was the greatest pain you've experienced? : AskReddit

What is the worst possible way to be rejected? : AskReddit

What movie is so good you'd recommend it to all your friends, but so emotionally traumatic that you'll never watch it again? : AskReddit

How Apple screwed Facebook - Apple's iOS 14.5 update has triggered an unstoppable collapse in Facebooks ability to collect user data : technology (fuck Fuckbook and Fucking Fuckerberg)



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Harry Reid: What We Believe About U.F.O.s - The New York Times -- We still don't know what they are -- but we may be close to finding out.

Male fertility crisis? Scientist says sperm counts plummeting | wfaa.com A 40-year-long study showed sperm counts have dropped by nearly half. Dr. Shanna Swan hypothesizes men will no longer produce sperm by 2045. (Nature kicks guys in their balls, which were designed to auto-regulate stupdity)

Thousands of Australian children are walking out of school to attend protests, calling for action on climate change. Up to 50,000 students are expected at School Strike for Climate rallies across the country : worldnews

Spain passes climate bill banning new oil, gas exploration : worldnews

Germany bans male chick culling from 2022: The federal government has passed legislation to ban the mass killing of male chicks as of January 1, 2022. The decision means that Germany is set to be the first country to ban male chick culling by law. : worldnews

'The snakes will follow': Ominous sequel to NSW mouse plague : worldnews


Covid on the Run - The New York Times - The pandemic may now be in permanent retreat in the U.S.
U.S. is recording fewer than 30,000 daily new Covid cases for the first time in nearly a year : Coronavirus
The politics of vaccination - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As of yesterday, the 22 states with the highest percentage of the population that has been at least partially vaccinated against COVID all voted for Biden ... Of the 16 states with the lowest vaccinated percentage of the population, all but one (Georgia) voted for Trump. It's two countries, and one of them is full of science-hating superstitious idiots, who by a striking coincidence also tend to worship bogus authority figures and white supremacy.


MA COVID-19 Data 5/21/21 : boston - 1.34%+ 11 deaths 400 new cases 0.85% positive 49% fully vaxxed
11 Deaths, 303 Hospitalized, 400 New Cases, 47k Tests Reported. 3,386,665 Fully Vaccinated. : CoronavirusMa


Baker-Polito Administration to Lift COVID Restrictions And Mask Mandates May 29 : boston
Cambridge will align with the rest of MA and end COVID restrictions on May 29th; eviction moratorium to end on June 15th : CoronavirusMa

Charlie Baker's role in the Soldiers' Home tragedy - The Boston Globe Gov. Baker and a top deputy played key roles in events leading up to the COVID-19 tragedy at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, but publicly faulted others. A Globe investigation examines what left it all but leaderless when the virus stormed in ... Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders took no personal responsibility for the massive loss of life at a facility they oversaw. Instead, they laid blame solely on officials below them, particularly Walsh and Ure

Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission : science
' FDA Extends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Storage Time to 30 Days | Time


COVID NY Update: State offering free lottery ticket as COVID vaccine incentive, $5 million first prize - ABC7 New York
Maryland launches $2 million lottery for vaccinated residents - The Washington Post

The Texas Mask-Mandate Mystery - The Atlantic When the governor lifted the states mandate, liberals predicted disaster. But it never came. Why?

Unvaccinated Americans are less worried about traveling than vaccinated Americans are, study says : Coronavirus


Coronavirus: NZ only OECD country to have fewer deaths than expected in 2020 - study : worldnews


Argentina announces 'circuit-breaker' lockdown as pandemic rages : worldnews

Covid in Scotland: Glasgow to be only Scottish area in level three : worldnews

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients in African countries are more likely to die than those on other continents, which could be because of a lack of critical care equipment. Africa's populations have so far been less badly hit by the pandemic than other regions in the total number of cases and deaths : worldnews


279 Million Indonesia Population Data Leaked. full name, ID card, phone number, email, NID, and home address. All Indonesians to Digital Fraud Risks. : worldnews


Indian man arrested after appealing on Facebook to hoist Palestine flag : worldnews
India (UP): Muslim youth arrested over Facebook post calling for Palestine solidarity : worldnews

Israel has deep pockets, controls media: Pakistan FM accused of anti-semitism in CNN interview


Boko Haram leader either dead or seriously wounded after clashes in forest, Nigerian authorities say. : worldnews ... "Is this his fourth or fifth death? He dies more often than an iPhone battery"


Erdogan sues rival for comparing his attempt to hold onto power to that of Netanyahu : worldnews

Iran shot down plane full of Canadians intentionally in act of terrorism, Ontario judge rules : worldnews

Hours into ceasefire deal, Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound once more : worldnews
Al-Aqsa Mosque: Israel police storm the complex following Gaza ceasefire - Tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets reportedly fired at worshippers : worldnews
Israeli police have stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and fired tear gas at Palestinians celebrating the ceasefire in Gaza. : worldnews
Israeli media: Cabinet approves cease-fire in Gaza : worldnews
Palestinian Head of internal medicine of main hospital, Dr Ayman Abu al-Ouf, killed along with 12 members of his extended family. : worldnews (targeted)
Jewish AP Journalist fired over tweets from her college days showing support for Palestine : worldnews
Netanyahu confronted by CBS anchor live on air for attacking Gaza to stay in power : worldnews


Lithuanian parliament passes resolution condemning the Uyghur genocide in China : worldnews



Italy: Police seize Nazi flags in raids on white supremacist group. Raids against the far-right group took place across Italy. Investigators seized Nazi and Benito Mussolini memorabilia as well as weapons : worldnews

I'd Rather Die Than Go Back, Moroccan Migrant Boy Tells Spanish Soldier : worldnews

France's top court rejects move to restrict images of police : worldnews

Ireland to provide Euro 1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip


Former Canadian ambassador to Israel worked for Black Cube, an Israeli intelligence firm : worldnews


US no longer wants to buy Greenland, Blinken confirms : worldnews


Inside Biden's 'quiet,' 'relentless' diplomatic scramble on Gaza
Fox News set off a wave of right-wing anger against Black Lives Matter with a fake headline | Media Matters for America : "Black Lives Matter says it stands with Hamas terrorists in Israeli conflict."
Campus PC gets more out of control all the time - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'll take McCarthyism for $600, Alex Aaron: Associated Press staff received a memo this morning that @vv1lder is no longer with the company, after conservatives rallied to get her fired because she was part of Students for Justice in Palestine in college ... Note too that this strictly a one-way ratchet; no powerful person in American journalism would think that, say, Bari Weisss college history of trying to get professors fired for being too critical of Israeli policy should permanently disqualify her from reporting and writing about Israeli politics
Los Angeles Mayor Calls Attack on Diners Anti-Semitic : The attack came amid escalating violence in Israel and Gaza that has sparked protests in the United States.
An interview with Emily Wilder, recent Stanford grad fired from AP job over criticisms of Israel


Biden calls for crackdown on wealthy who hide bulk of income from tax : politics
Biden proposes doubling IRS workforce as part of plan to snag tax cheats : politics


Track This Post: U.S. Postmaster DeJoy Must Be Fired and Hajjar Hired | emptywheel - Facial recognition, fake identities and digital surveillance tools: Inside the Post Office's covert internet operations program ... it began under the previous postmaster Margaret Brennans term. Did Brennan know the scope of this surveillance program when it began? Did the scope change over time with or without her awareness? (let's go with thanks, Barry)

Facebook Refuses to Remove Attack Advert Linking Ilhan Omar to Hamas. The Congresswoman's Aides Warned the Company That Similar Ads Had Resulted in Death Threats Against Her. : politics

Trump's Mysteries Are Primed for Discovery in the Biden Era - From Mueller to McGahn, a multitude of Trump-era mysteries are poised to come roaring back into the headlines. Everyone involved is bracing for what happens after that.

Chief of staff for GOP lawmaker spoke to law enforcement after overhearing talk of storming FBI building on January 6 - CNNPolitics

35 House Republicans Defy Leadership, Vote in Favor of Commission on January 6 Insurrection : politics
The 35 House Republicans who defied Trump and voted for the January 6 commission
Kevin McCarthy refuses to say whether GOP lawmakers had direct contact with capitol rioters : politics (which means ...)
Kevin McCarthy Is the Pathetic 'Leader' Republicans Deserve ... the follower who Peter Principled his way to the top of the caucus.
GOP Lies Fueled The Capitol Riot. Of Course They Don't Want A Panel To Expose That. : politics
Several Republicans who oppose Jan. 6 commission are potential witnesses about Trump's conduct that day : politics
Republicans fail to block $1.9bn emergency funds to boost security in wake of Capitol riots : politics
Republican under fire for voting down Capitol riot commission despite his own angry video selfie while sheltering from mob : politics
Few plea bargains in U.S. Capitol riot cases as prosecutors stand firm : politics
Daniel Lyons Scott, 28, arrested. He allegedly shouted, ?Let?s take the f---ing Capitol!? an hour before the Jan. 6 riots - The Washington Post
Indiana Rep. Hollingsworth votes yes on Jan. 6 Capitol riot commission
Judge orders competency evaluation for QAnon Shaman after attorney questions mental abilities of some Jan. 6 defendants

Filibuster brawl amps up with GOP opposition to Jan. 6 panel - POLITICO

Opinion | The threat of violence now infuses GOP politics. We should all be afraid. - The Washington Post
Once More For the People in the Back: You Cannot Negotiate or Compromise With the Republican Party : politics

Millions of unemployed in US face hardship under Republican benefit cuts : politics At least 22 Republican-led states have announced plans to cut extended benefits, affecting more than 3.6m people (Dead States)

Since leaving office, Trump has charged the Secret Service more than $40,000 to use space at Mar-a-Lago : politics
Ex-daughter-in-law of Trump Organization CFO says he will flip on Trump : politics
Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg under criminal tax investigation by New York attorney general : politics
The Odds Of Donald Trump's CFO Flipping and Helping Send Him to Prison Just Shot Up : politics
U.S. Attorney General Garland weighs release of Trump-era obstruction memo | Reuters
The Trump criminal probe's heating up. Here's why the Trump children might want to lawyer up. Depending on what Trump Organization family members have said so far, it may already be too late to avoid legal drama.
New York criminal probe escalates legal risk for Trump and his business now talking potential criminal intent, not negligence. And the shift to a higher standard of proof suggests there may be evidence to meet it.
Trump's blog has staggeringly small audience - The Washington Post Trump is sliding toward online irrelevance. His new blog isnt helping.his heavily promoted blog is seeing few visitors (hahaha)

Trump DOJ secretly obtained CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr's phone and email records : politics
Eschaton: Spying On The Pentagon : This is "hilarious" because Starr is just a Pentagon spokesperson who for some reason is paid by CNN ... acknowledged they not only sought records for Barbara Starr's work and personal email accounts, but also phone records for her offices at the Pentagon and at home, as well as for her cellphones.
Justice Department leaders to meet with reporters after more revelations of Trump DOJ surveilling journalists : politics
More news from the information security administration - Lawyers, Guns & Money Amazingly, a president who rode hacked emails into office did not display a deep stake in maintaining the privacy of private communications ... Remember when Trump nominated an Attorney General a Republican Senate considered too racist to be a District Court judge, and then found a replacement who was materially worse? Good times!
Trumps DOJ went to war against the press: Seizure of CNN reporter's personal records is chilling

Ousting Liz Cheney Could Backfire on the GOP Many Republican voters agree with her. Without them, the party risks disaster. : politics
US House candidate Bouchard says he impregnated 14-year-old when he was 18 | 307 Politics | trib.com : Bouchard, who did not specify the girls age in the video, said he went public with the information to get ahead of the story after learning that people were investigating it in opposition to his candidacy. A Wyoming state senator since 2017, Bouchard has risen in prominence since announcing he would challenge Rep. Liz Cheney following her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump (the Pedo Caucus)

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie fined $500 for refusing to wear mask on House floor : politics
Pelosi slams unvaccinated lawmakers and reiterates House mask mandate, saying she won't let Congress become 'a petri dish because of the selfishness of some' : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene Doesn't Think White People Can be Terrorists. Defending White People From Being Called a Terrorist is Apparently More Important Than Defending America From Terrorism. : politics ... "Doesn't think" ... We can stop there.
Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn't think white people can be terrorists Defending white people from being called a terrorist is apparently more important than defending America from terrorism.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Appeared in a Super PAC Ad Asking for Money. That Might Break the Rules. : politics

Amy Coney Barrett Made Money Off Anti-Abortion Group Going After Roe v. Wade The Alliance Defending Freedom has emerged as the powerhouse legal arm of the American right wing.

Democrats' very real nightmare scenarios on Stephen Breyer (will pull an RGB)

Gohmert admits people think he's 'the dumbest guy in Congress' in speech immediately mocked for its stupidity | Critics on Twitter ask if Texas Republican is the dumbest guy? Or just the most aware dumbest guy? after rambling in front of Congress : politics (Louie Gumball)

Why it Matters That Ted Cruz Endorsed Russian Propaganda (Again): In 2019, Ted Cruz Faced Some Pushback After Endorsing Russian Propaganda for Partisan Purposes. In 2021, He's Done it Again. : politics
Ted Cruz roundly criticized after sharing Russian propaganda : politics
Sen. Ted Cruz insulted awoke, emasculated - U.S. Army ad. Angry veterans fired back. (Cruzie-Doozy show pic of female soldier, screams "she doesn't have a dick!" said the guy who never served)

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation - CNNPolitics
The Shock Jock Texts That Could Be Critical in the Matt Gaetz Probe If Joel Greenberg was Matt Gaetz's wingman, Joe Ellicott was Greenbergs right-hand man. And texts between Greenberg and Ellicott show an attempt to cover up sex with a minor.


How Andrew Yang Won Over Orthodox Brooklyn - The New York Times "Yeshivas, yeshivas, yeshivas" ... There are at least 500,000 Orthodox Jews in the New York area, by some estimates ... (and kill all the Palestinians)

Amateur pro-Trump 'auditors' in Arizona tainted election machine security: sec. of state : politics
The mess in Maricopa's audit - The Washington Post Votes are still being counted in Arizona. It won't change the winner. But it might change America ... In my 28 years of doing elections I have never seen a private takeover of any kind of public process related to an election
Hobbs says voting machines can't be reused, were compromised by audit : politics
Arizona Official Says Voting Machines Are Now Unusable Because Of Recount Firm's Control : politics
Court names the 20 people who wanted to toss Arizona elections, put themselves in office : politics

Texas Pushes to Obscure the State's History of Slavery and Racism - Texas is awash in bills aimed at fending off critical examinations of the state's past. ("our slaves loved us")

Broken Supply Chains - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Lean supply chains were great for corporate profits. But they assume that the entire world is working properly, with free and easy transportation, no natural disasters, no wars, no closure of borders. The pandemic has shown just how incredibly vulnerable we are ... Our industrial policy has been to not have an industrial policy and not make anything in the U.S. that could be made cheaper elsewhere. There's a price we are now paying for that.

Stolen Wages - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's hardly any wonder that Americans are rethinking work whenever they can and trying to not return to their crappy jobs. They are tremendously productive, making enormous profits for their bosses. And they get mere crumbs. Seriously, any fair system would be paying workers far more given their incredible productivity: Policy choices, indeed. Presidents from Carter to Trump and every one in between (not to mention their advisors and state-level figures) fundamentally bought into neoliberal ideas of the economy that effectively took corporate propaganda about employment and work and profit and money and turned it into federal policy. Whether a stagnant minimum wage or a lack of union laws or the weak and increasingly nonexistent regulatory state, the concentration of wages at the top of the pyramid has been quite intentional.

Opinion | Technobabble, Libertarian Derp and Bitcoin - The New York Times (Krugman)
The techlash is a bust - Axios After three and a half years, the U.S. backlash against tech's biggest firms has failed to dent or daunt them.

It's All About Profit - Lawyers, Guns & Money There was this super disturbing poll that came out the other day showing that business is the most trusted institution in America and that people are looking to business leaders to take strong stands against racism and transphobia and other forms of injustice. And you know, that's really a sign of the decline of other institutions that will actually do something about this, or could anyway

Eschaton: PizzaGates: The keeping it civil and private part didn't age well ... But the Microsoft mogul may have been angling for another perk by networking with Epstein: Gates hoped the well-connected pervert could help him secure the Nobel Peace Prize ... They knew he wasn't "squeaky" clean because he had already been convicted of "procuring a child for prostitution!"
Bill Gates Thought Jeffrey Epstein Was His Ticket to a Nobel Prize, Ex-Staffer Says (sick fuck, and another asshole trying to write his own biography getting trapped in his own shitty biography)

Windsor Mayor Foppoli resigns after sexual assault allegation by reality TV star Farrah Abraham Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli said Friday he was resigning from office, bowing to pressure that continued to build six weeks after a Chronicle investigation first detailed several women's allegations that he sexually assaulted them.

W.H. gives Whoopi the VIP treatment but snubs Meghan McCain


Campus Cancel Culture is out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money In her career in journalism, Nikole Hannah-Jones has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur FellowshipGenius Grant. But despite support from the UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor and faculty, she wont be getting a tenured teaching position at her alma mater. At least not yet (cancelled by the refucks)
Why Conservatives Want to Cancel the 1619 Project - The Atlantic Objections to the appointment of Nikole Hannah-Jones to an academic chair are the latest instance of conservatives using the state to suppress ideas they consider dangerous. (like "slavery is bad")

Glenn Greenwald may have quit the Intercept, but he cant quit the feud ... "I feel like Glenn has lost his moral compass and his grip on reality. He's done a good job of torching his journalistic reputation. Hes a huge bully." ... Everything else has been supporting the American fascist movement dressed up as 'media criticism'


'Vulture' Fund Alden Global, Known For Slashing Newsrooms, Buys Tribune Papers : NPR


Crime App Citizen is Driving a Security Car Around L.A. and Won't Say Why -- The vehicle is linked to a private security company which describes itself as a subscription law enforcement service (desubscribe)


What did Wallis Simpson really think of Queen Elizabeth II?



Almost 40% of young people are waiting too long for mental health treatment : worldnews (40% of kids who eventually get treatment)

We are the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit organization studying therapeutic applications for psychedelics and marijuana. Ask us anything! : IAmA
LSD 'rewinds' the brains functions and makes it 'unlearn normal perception,' new study finds : worldnews


WeWork reports loss of nearly $2.1bn ahead of stock market debut : worldnews



052021


World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Off in Antarctica as Glaciers Retreat : worldnews

Plant-Based Seafood Could Help Fight Climate Change While meat consumption has for decades been scrutinized for its contributions to climate change, the world is only just starting to reckon with the climate tolls of the commercial-fishing industry.


Chernobyl radiation surge "cause for concern," say scientists : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/20/21 : boston - 2.07&+ 9 deaths 538 bew cases ,95% positive 48% fully vaxxed


First vaccine boosters could be needed as soon as September, executives say | TheHill
Not yet safe to restart international travel: WHO Europe chief : worldnews
A New, Infectious Coronavirus Is Detected In Malaysia -- and It's Coming from Dogs (Gogovirus)


Not falling behind anymore: Canada to surpass U.S. in share of population with one COVID-19 vaccine dose : worldnews

Stench of death pervades rural India as Ganges swells with Covid victims : worldnews
After black fungus, white fungus infection cases reported in India : worldnews ... Fungus gentrification

Bangladeshi Journalist Could Face Death Penalty For Her COVID Investigation : worldnews (Bungladesh)

Female journalist beaten, finger broken for refusing to delete vaccine interviews : worldnews (Tehran and more muzfuckers)


Myanmar Junta Scraps Charges Against Pro-Military, Ultranationalist Party Bosses : worldnews

Life of Crime: Yakuza Membership Hits New Record Low : worldnews
Japan left shaken after a Sri Lankan detainee held for overstaying her visa dies alone in her cell : worldnews (disgusting)

China bans foreigners from opening/owning private schools : worldnews
Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses : worldnews


Israel announces 'mutual and unconditional' ceasefire with Hamas - The Jerusalem Post
Cease-fire aimed at ending 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas takes effect
Unnamed Likud officials: Netanyahu drawing out Gaza conflict to stop Lapid forming gov't | The Times of Israel

The Latest: US opposes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire (5th time) : worldnews
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Biden's call for significant de-escalation in Gaza conflict : worldnews ("shut up and send us more money" Bibi demanded)
UK government backs Israel's bombardment of Gaza : worldnews
Russia warns Israel it won't tolerate more civilian casualties in Gaza conflict : worldnews
Unnamed Likud officials: Netanyahu drawing out Gaza conflict to stop Lapid forming gov't : worldnews (the buried elephant)
Israeli ultranationalists creating 'secret' online groups to organise violence : worldnews (Bibi's terrorist groups)
CBS host confronts Israel's Netanyahu: Are you killing Palestinians as a plot 'to stay in power'? : worldnews
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wants Israel's 'War Crimes' Punished by International Courts : worldnews
72% of Israelis believe that the Gaza operation should continue, according to a recent poll cited by Israeli Channel 12 : worldnews
Israeli TV reporters face attacks and threats from Jewish extremists | Israel : worldnews
The Israeli military has tried to kill the military commander of Hamas, Mohammed Deif, at least twice since Operation Guardian of the Walls began 10 days ago. While it is not known when the strikes took place but both times he got away at the last minute : worldnews
Gaza: Israeli airstrike kills disabled man, pregnant wife, child : worldnews
"Today we are Nazis" says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group
Newsweek condemned for Nazi-esque article claiming fleas in Palestine must be destroyed


Belgian manhunt for heavily armed far-right soldier : worldnews




Over 50,000 sign petition calling for expulsion of Israeli ambassador to Ireland : worldnews

Palestine activists shut down Israeli drone maker's factory in Leicester, UK | Activists scaled the UAV Tactical Systems building in an industrial area of Leicester - The factory builds unmanned aerial vehicles that the protesters say have been used by Israel to attack the Gaza Strip : worldnews


Biden's warning to Israel shakes up diplomacy and politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce resolution of disapproval on $735 million U.S. arms sale to Israel : politics
AOC moves to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel, saying the US has a 'responsibility to protect human rights' : politics
Targeted By AIPAC Ads Over Support for Palestinian Rights, Omar Vows 'No Level of Harassment Will Silence Me' | "The rights of Palestinians and all people yearning for freedom and self-determination will not be ignored." : politics
The blinkers have been removed: American voters are changing their minds on Netanyahu and Israel (times have changed, except in Netanyahu's dicktator head, costly PR blunder will shift world opinion irretrievably)

U.S. senators back $46 billion in financial relief for Postal Service : politics

Adding Domestic Extremists to the No-Fly List : politics


Opinion | There are four big challenges to American democracy and no clear solutions - The Washington Post American democracy is in even worse shape than you think
Opinion: American democracy is in even worse shape than you think : politics


Chuck Schumer Rejects Joe Manchin's Voting Rights Strategy : politics


US House votes to create 9/11-style commission to investigate capitol attack : politics
House Passes Bill Creating Bipartisan January 6 Commission : politics
House votes to create bipartisan Jan. 6 commission, with all 5 Wisconsin Republican congressmen in opposition : politics

Senate GOP readies to let Trump off the hook again : politics
Opinion | Republicans offer a vile new excuse for opposing a Jan. 6 commission - The Washington Post

The World Is Watching: The US Should Follow Its Own Advice and Establish a 1/6 Commission : politics
Prospects are bleak that 10 Republicans would buck McConnell to join Senate Democrats in voting to investigate Jan. 6 riot : politics
When the next attack comes, the blood will be on the GOP's hands : politics

Mike Pence's brother opposes Capitol riot probe despite mob threatsto hang former vice president, "Hanging Judge Nancy Pelosi" is hellbent on pushing her version of 'partisan justice,' Indiana representative says : politics
Mike Pence's Own Brother Opposes The Capitol Riot Commission | Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.) is against an independent panel to investigate the incident, where a mob was advocating hanging his brother. : politics

Capitol Officers Blast Republicans for Fighting a 1/6 Investigation, Suggest Lawmakers Would Be Dead If Not for Them : politics
US Capitol Police express 'profound disappointment' with Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell's refusal to support January 6 commission : politics
Capitol Police Officers Begged Congress To Investigate The Insurrection And Called Out Republicans For Downplaying The Violence : politics
Make Republicans Talk About the Capitol Riot : politics
Rep. Tim Ryan Unleashes Fury On GOP Lawmakers Opposed To Jan. 6 Commission : politics
Insurrectionist members have received $2.6 million from corporate interests since January 6th : politics
Make Republicans Talk About the Capitol Riot : politics
Opinion: Republicans Jan. 6 coverup is yet more evidence they are unfit to serve : politics
America's right-wing political monsters are real and they are coming for you

Republicans Threw Their Own Guy Deep Under the Bus to Avoid a January 6 Commission | Every speaker tried to find a polite way to call John Katko either a rube or a sucker. The end result is that Democrats will need to go on their own. : politics ... recall that George W. Bush did all he could to derail the 9/11 commission that everyone now pretends to adore, and that C-Plus Augustus refused to testify under oath to that commission, and wouldnt even sit for an unrecorded interview except in the White House with Dick Cheney, father of St. Liz of the Holy Soundbite, sitting next to him working the levers ... a) they lead a party that is very likely complicit in the events, and b) they're doing so to cover for a crook and a liar whos in so many crosshairs he looks like Bonnie and Clyde at the end of that movie. (CPP is fucking brilliant, btw and the NYT still pays Tom Friedman)
Republicans Backtrack on January 6 Commission, Throw John Katko Under the Bus
'Holy cow' See Rep. Ryan's stunned reaction to House vote (really worth the watch!)

The GOP is Turning the January 6 Insurrection Into a New Lost Cause : politics
Investigate the Capitol attack? Republicans prefer to back the big lie : politics

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson falsely described the Capitol insurrection as 'by and large a peaceful protest' on Fox News : politics ,,, Remember, this is the tool that went to Moscow during July 4th when the orange idiot was in office.
Sleeper Cell: The Fourth of July Traitors - PREVAIL by Greg Olear - Prostrate Eight
Inside Trump's Push To Oust His Own FBI Chief the former president repeatedly asked his aides to fire Christopher Wray, including in an explosive encounter in April of last year

Michael Cohen Reveals When And How Trump Will Flip On His Own Family To Avoid Jail : politics


Nearly half of GOP voters indicate they'd vote for Trump in 2024 Republican primary, according to new poll : politics
Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz more popular than Liz Cheney among GOP voters : politics

Trump, even in exile, is the Republican Party's cash cow - There is a major reason behind the GOP's reembrace of the ex-president after Jan. 6: Cold. Hard. Cash. : politics

Only half of rural voters know that Democrats voted to send them stimulus checks, new poll finds : politics (they think Trump is pres and sent them)

Republican Cancel Culture: State Laws to Suppress Activism: Republicans in 33 states have introduced bills to make protesting a crime. : politics

Trump administration secretly obtained CNN reporter's phone and email records - CNNPolitics

Grand jury subpoena lists previously unknown person in Gaetz probe : politics

Surreal GOP Audit in Arizona Is Off the Railsand Just Getting Started
Arizona's 'audit' of the 2020 election is a con artist's dream Arizona Senate Republicans were conned into buying a monorail, if you know what I mean.
Inspired by Arizona recount, Trump loyalists push to revisit election results in communities around the country - The Washington Post
Arizonas Absurd Election Audit Could Be Just the Beginning for Trump Dead-Enders

Judge rules DeVos must testify in lawsuit over student loan forgiveness : politics
Nunes Family Sues For Defamation, Shocked To Find That Discovery Comes Before KA-CHING : politics ,,, "Moo!"


Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother on response to sexual harassment allegations - The Washington Post

Collective amnesia: Texas politicians knowingly blew 3 chances to fix the failing power grid

How emboldened Arizona Latinos took down anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio : politics


Body-cam video shows Louisiana State Police violently arresting Ronald Greene before his death - The Washington Post

Joe Argueta and three relatives charged with 'mistaken identity' murder of Eddie Clark in Houston - The Washington Post


Selfies, Surgeries And Self-Loathing: Inside The Facetune Epidemic | HuffPost - The massively popular photo-editing app Facetune is driving a generation of young women to extreme and obsessive lengths to look flawless online.


Sex, Deceit, and Scandal: The Ugly War Over Bob Ross' Ghost


For John Berger, in the beginning was the gaze : "Seeing comes before words" ... the male gaze, the consumer market and the affluent society not only objectifies the female identity into a sex object and commodity, she, herself, objectifies her own self-image. She is compelled to become a commodity and object in her own eyes. In more ways than one, it is like a slave reproducing his or her own slavery ... One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object - and most particularly an object of vision: a sight ... It recognizes nothing except the power to acquire. All other human faculties or needs are made subsidiary to this power.No other kind of hope or satisfaction or pleasure can any longer be envisaged within the culture of capitalism. (cf Suares and "possession")



Its mind-boggling: On Cape Cod, soaring home prices create an unprecedented sellers market

The largest universal basic income pilot program in the country has been happening in Chelsea since Nov. 2020 and it's working. 75% of the no-strings-attached monthly funds handed out to 2,000 of the city's neediest families went toward food at restaurants and grocery stores. : boston



051921


Obama on UFO videos: 'We don't know exactly what they are'

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study : worldnews

Flexible solar panel sticks to roofs with low weight bearing capacity, no racking, 20.9% efficiency : technology

Oil Companies Told to Stop Drilling Now to Save the Planet : worldnews

Chernobyl Is Heating Up Again, and Scientists Aren't Sure Why : worldnews

Galapagos rock formation Darwin's Arch has collapsed

China's Zhurong rover sends back images from Mars : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/19/21 : boston - 2.25%+ 14 deaths 425 new cases 0.71% positive 48% fully vaxxed 59% 18+


"Disinformation" is the New Disinformation - leightonwoodhouse -- dismissal of the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis tells us much more about the media than about the hypothesis.

Eschaton: Madness I know this playdoh fascist is doing his best to get applause for the funny jokes he overheard on Fox, but this general issue is just pathetic. And it wasn't just Trumpkins. All the glibertarian nerds like Nate Silver have been Getting Very Mad about people wearing masks, and it all probably helped lead to the CDC decision.
J.D. Vance on Twitter: I"m in DC today and just saw a group of girls on the rowingI Potomac -- outside in sunshine rowing -- all of them with masks on. Just totally insane." / Twitter (vampire acolyte Hill-Billy Brain Vance)

Employees at plant that ruined millions of J&J Covid vaccine doses failed to shower, change clothes : news


Punjab gasps as India's Modi refuses to seek oxygen from Pakistan : worldnews
Manipur-based Kishorechandra Wangkhem was arrested for saying that cow dung and cow urine do not cure COVID-19 : worldnews
Arrest Warrant Issued Against UP Villagers Who Complained of Poor Medical Facilities to Media in India : worldnews (Modi goes full Hindu-fuck)
India's holiest river Ganges is swollen with Covid victims - BBC News : worldnews (rivers and cows are sacred in India)

The coronavirus variant that first emerged in India could become the dominant strain of the virus in the U.K. in a matter of days and could pose unknown dangers, scientists have warned. : worldnews
One hundred and ten direct flights from India have landed in the UK in the three and a half weeks since the country was placed on the travel Red List amid rising concerns about Covid-19 variants : worldnews


Tokyo doctors call for Olympics to be cancelled over COVID surge : worldnews


China Planning 'Unprecedented' Tiananmen Memorial Crackdown: Report : worldnews


Source: U.S. helped avert Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, hopes rise conflict could end soon : worldnews
For everyone forgetting, Netanyahu lost majority power and this escalation of conflict is an attempt to keep himself in power. And he's succeeding. : worldnews
Israeli air raid kills Palestinian journalist in his Gaza house : news
Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp - The New York Times Israeli extremists have formed more than 100 new groups on the Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app in recent days to target attacks
UN says at least 58,000 Palestinians have been internally displaced and made homeless in Gaza after a week of Israeli airstrikes : worldnews
Israeli Media says that the Israeli authorities did not achieve anything gamechanging against Hamas while the latter "united all Palestinian arenas" and increased in popularity : worldnews
Eleven children receiving NRC trauma care killed in their homes by Israeli air strikes : worldnews
Israeli airstrikes kill 6, level large family home in Gaza : worldnews
Associated Press is slammed for saying it was unaware of Hamas intel operation in their building that Israel razed to the ground: Report from 2014 claims they knew terrorists were there : worldnews . Launching a rocket from near a building and threatening journalists in said building (both at least 6-7 years ago) are a long way short of being based in said building (now).
Palestinian protesters dodge stun grenades and 'skunk' spray as skirmishes spread through Jerusalem's Old City : worldnews
Many Gazans cut off from the world as Israel targets communications and internet networks : worldnews
Israel accuses Chinese state TV of 'blatant anti-Semitism' : worldnews
Against backdrop of Gaza violence, Israel's Jews and Arabs join forces for peace : worldnews
Israeli Employers threaten to fire Arab workers participating in general strike : worldnews

EU, minus Hungary, calls for Israel-Palestine ceasefire : worldnews
U.S. condemns Erdogan comments on Jewish people as anti-Semitic : worldnews


Danish politicians voted no for a 18 year old minimum age for circumcision. (Source in Danish) : worldnews Danish politicians vote to allow genital mutilation of infants.

Germany carries out raids on Hezbollah-linked groups : worldnews


Thousands of Peruvian indigenous people living near major mining projects face a health crisis after testing positive for high levels of metals and toxic substances. A report says Peru's government is "failing" the health crisis facing the K'ana indigenous people in southeast Espinar province : worldnews

Handcuffing of retired judge by Vancouver police getting worldwide attention : worldnews
Charges dropped in mansion gaming bust, defence alleges cops planted evidence, stole watches : worldnews ... Friends of Trudeau got off


Russia's intelligence chief suggested without evidence that the US and UK orchestrated the SolarWinds hack that breached US government agencies : worldnews (says you hacked yourself, hahaha)

The Pentagon Has Never Passed An Audit. Some Senators Want To Change That : politics

U.S. Ends Policy Denying Citizenship To Children Born Via In Vitro, Surrogacy : worldnews

Ocasio-Cortez leading effort to block arms sale to Israel : politics

White House reinstates climate adviser removed by Trump : politics
White House brings back climate scientist removed by Trump administration - The Washington Post Michael Kuperberg has returned as the executive director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Child tax credit calculator: How much will you get from the expanded child tax credit - Washington Post

Where Abortion Access Would Decline if Roe v. Wade Were Overturned - The New York Times (refuck states + Michigan)
Texas "heartbeat bill" becomes law, banning abortions as early as six weeks | The Texas Tribune - The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the battle over abortion restrictions as first-of-its-kind legal provisions intended to make the law harder to challenge are poised to be tested in the courts.
Texas governor signs law banning abortions early as 6 weeks : news

Colonial Pipeline CEO admits to authorizing $4.4 million ransomware payment - CNNPolitics


Not granting DC and Puerto Rico statehood would be anti-democratic : politics

59 House Democrats urge Biden to ditch Republicans and go even bigger on $7 trillion of infrastructure spending : politics

Republicans Are Trying to Steal Your Vote, and Dems Are Snoozing Through It: : politics

The Country Is on the Cusp of a New Era. America is inching closer to a possibility it has never seen before: the indictment and trial of a former president. : politics
New York attorney general says the Trump Organization is being investigated 'in a criminal capacity' : politics
Ex-DOJ Official Warns Trump: 'This Is A Letter Talking About Jail Time' : politics
New York prosecutor says Trump inquiry now 'criminal' : politics
Ivanka Trump Is Now Under Criminal Investigation In New York ... The state probe is different from the Manhattan investigation, which is focused on s commission of fraud relating to his tax returns and loan applications. Trump himself is being investigated for bank and tax fraud in Manhattan. The state investigation is looking at the criminal activity of the entire Trump Organization, which includes Trump and his adult children, who all are officers or work for the Trump Organization. (be still our beating hearts)
Trump calls New York criminal investigation 'corrupt' and 'in desperate search of a crime'
New York's Attorney General Joins Criminal Inquiry Into Trump Organization - The move increased the investigative muscle looking into the former president and his family business.
Lock Him Up - Lawyers, Guns & Money Well, this is getting interesting:
Florida prosecutor: DeSantis couldn't stop Trump's extradition to NY : politics
Trump ditches Florida and heads north for the summer - CNNPolitics (haha, won't have to)

Trump would be key Jan. 6 witness, Murkowski says : politics
Newly released Capitol riot footage shows unidentified suspects attacking officers with a tactical baton and metal knuckles : news
At Least 81 Pro-Trump Rioters Are Charged With Assaulting Police on January 6 | But Kevin McCarthy acts as if none of it happened. : politics
'Coolest thing I've ever done in my life': Rioter who bragged about pushing female cop down Capitol stairs arrested in Florida - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
Democrats move to censure GOP House members who downplay the Capitol riot : politics
Trump tells Republicans to block further probe into Capitol riot calling it a Democrat trap : politics
Trump Orders Republicans to Block Investigation Into the Insurrection He Caused : politics
Republicans fear January 6 probe could undercut 2022 midterm message - CNNPolitics (BLM/antifa did it, Trump is Satan)
McConnell to oppose Jan. 6 commision that could investigate Trump - The Washington Post (didn't take long)
How the Storming of the Capitol Became aNormal Tourist Visit
They're All Fucking Short-Bus People: Capitol Riot Attorney Manages to Insult At Least Three Different Groups While Defending 1/6 Actions
When Republicans refuse to take 'yes' for an answer - GOP leaders' opposition to a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission is emblematic of a larger truth: negotiating with Republicans like McCarthy is pointless. : politics
GOP splits open over Jan. 6 commission vote | TheHill
Capitol riot vote forces Republicans to pick truth or Trump : politics
Why America Needs a January 6 Commission - The Bulwark Our last best hope for a baseline of truth.
White House backs bill establishing Jan. 6 commission : politics

Facial recognition, fake identities and digital surveillance tools: Inside the post office's covert internet operations program (DeJoy cackles)

Why the Republicans' Big Lie works so well: A sociopathic party, and a damaged country | Democrats and the media need to understand the truth, right now: This is an existential struggle for democracy : politics

House Democrats2020 election autopsy: Bad polling hurt and GOP attacks worked

Fourth House GOP lawmaker issued $5,000 metal detector fine : politics
Fourth House GOP lawmaker issued $5,000 metal detector fine | TheHill - Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.) is the fourth House GOP lawmaker to be issued a $5,000 fine for failing to complete a security screening before entering the House chamber,

Stephen Miller and 16 other Trump aides are still receiving taxpayer-funded salaries : politics
Taxpayers Are Still Paying for Jared Kushner to Pretend to Be Important | Vanity Fair The former first son-in-laws jaunt to the Middle East last week cost the U.S. $13,000.

Three GOP lawmakers fined $500 for defying House mask rules amid Republican backlash:Worth it.

Arizona auditors backtrack, say no election data destroyed : politics
In Arizona, Republicans accidentally created a robust demonstration of the shoddiness of their fraud claims - The Washington Post
I watched the GOP's Arizona election audit. It was worse than you think. Cyber Ninjas is hunting for bamboo fibers and cheese dust.
I watched the GOP's Arizona election audit. It was worse than you think. : politics

The numbers are grim. Republicans are winning at normalizing voter suppression : politics

Eschaton: The Vast [International] Right Wing Conspiracy And of course Louis Freeh makes an appearance. ... It's s not just Ukraine. Justice Department investigators have asked questions about Rudy Giuliani's work connected to Romania, according to two people familiar with the probe into former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer ... What Giuliani didn't mention in the letter was that he wrote it on behalf of the Freeh Group, a consulting firm started by former FBI director Louis Freeh, which paid the former mayor a retainer to work on the Romania projec

FBI investigating illegal donation scheme for Collins campaign: report : politics (refuck Suzie-Floozy is a crook)

Opinion: It's time for the House to show Marjorie Taylor Greene the door : politics (to hell)
Marjorie Taylor Greene defends Capitol rioters in House floor speech : politics

You Lie: Katie Porter Wields 'Whiteboard of Justice' While Grilling Pharma CEO on Price Hikes
Democrat Katie Porter accuses pharma CEO of inflating drug prices and 'lying' to patients and policymakers all with the help of her whiteboard

Michigan Judge Flatly Rejects Last of the Lawsuits Attempting to Undermine Democracy in Big Loss for Trump Fans Who Believed an Audit Would Show Fraud : politics

Americas Satanic Panic Returns -- This Time Through QAnon

Devin Nunes' new "unmasking" scandal exposes the corruption within Bill Barr's DOJ : politics

Eschaton: Krasner Victory I'm not surprised that Larry Krasner - our actual progressive DA - won his contested primary easily, but it got *a lot* of media attention suggesting that it was a real race ... Cops hate him, love to blame him because they don't do their jobs, but a few thousand cop families switching their voter registration to vote against him wasn't going to do it ... A lot of this was white journalists pretending that people in black communities were going to come out against Krasner because gun violence (somehow Krasner's fault and not the responsibility of the shitty cops) impacts them, but, lol, no, the white racists in NE Philly and deep South Philly were the ones who voted for his opponent.
David Menschel on Twitter: "2. This same piece was pretty much everywhere. Was no real evidence for any of it, other than shit the police union was saying. https://t.co/z6u4qN5na8" / Twitter -- With Larry Krasner winning by a nearly 2 to 1 margin, I wonder how many of these reporters and editors will do some soul-searching tomorrow about the entirely fantastical backlash they sough to create without any evidence at all?
Wesley on Twitter: "Read a lot of pieces about the backlash to progressive prosecutors. Read very few that reflected a reality in which Krasner would get 2 out of every 3 votes cast" / Twitter

Army of 16-Year-Olds Takes On the Democrats - The New York Times - Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections.

More Oregon counties vote to move into Idaho, part of rural effort to gain political refuge from blue states - oregonlive.com (Confederate asshole traitors doing their lost cause thing 160 years later)


Charges filed against former Loveland officers involved in arrest of 73-year-old with dementia : news

Boston police sergeant Brian Dunford arrested, ordered to stay away from wife, kids : boston ... 2020 salary: $220,326


Grosse Pointe teacher roasts board of education in intense resignation speech : videos (uneducated BOE refucks fucking your education)

Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Official Who Criticized Trump, Resigns - WSJ One of the most influential figures in evangelical Christianity sparked a backlash with his comments during the 2016 campaign

Rush Limbaugh Day scrubbed from bill on new Missouri designations (how's hell, evil asshole)


Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 850 : Born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Edward Estlin Cummings grew up in the Harvard elite. His father was a professor and quite famous Unitarian minister who was good friends with Henry James and Josiah Royce, among other intellectual giants of the Gilded Age ... living as often as he could at his home in New Hampshire. In fact, he died of a stroke there in 1962. He was 67 years old.


Quote by John Berger : It's All About Choice - The way we see things - When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match : a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accommodate. Yet this seeing which comes before words, and can never be quite covered by them,
John Berger on Male and Female Presence (From "Ways of Seeing") ... power, for men, is extrinsic (is defined by some object outside and beyond their body/mind) while power, for women, is intrinsic (is based upon their conceptions of their own body/mind) (upvote)
John Berger > Quotes : Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed is female. Thus she turns herself into an object of vision: a sight
A 90-Year-Old John Berger is Not Surprised By President Trump Literary Hub

Cross Your Legs, Stretch Your Hymen, Toss Your Ambition: The World According to Early Marriage Classes - Literary Hub (how to be a good wife


The median price of a single-family home in Mass. reached a record high of $529K April in up more than 20% from 2020 : boston
As housing prices continue to soar, is this now a bubble? : boston
Greater Boston's housing market still soaring, putting ownership further out of reach for many : boston


Scientists have developed a vaccine that could induce long-term protection against allergic asthma, reducing the severity of its symptoms and thus significantly improving patient quality of life. 6 weeks after the first injection of the vaccine, 90% of mice presented high levels of antibodies. : science

Million-Year-Old Ancient Tools Used By Homo Erectus Found In Sudan : worldnews

TIL the deadliest animal on Earth is the mosquito and they kill around 725,000 people annually. Humans are the second deadliest, killing 475,000 and they are followed by snakes with 50,000 and dogs with 25,000. On the other end of the spectrum sharks only kill about 10 people annually. : todayilearned


$649 Dyson Fan vs. $15 Walmart Fan: The Hard Truth : videos

What percent of your income do you spend on housing? : boston

What does your crazy neighbour do to be labelled "the crazy neighbour"? : AskReddit



051821


Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly : worldnews

All future fossil fuel projects must be scrapped if the world is to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to stand any chance of limiting warming to 1.5C, the International Energy Agency said : worldnews

Twenty firms produce 55% of world's plastic waste, report reveals : worldnews
Canada Declares Plastics Toxic, Paving the Way for Restrictions: Plastic is now considered toxic under s primary lawCanada environmentalthe Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

127 missing after vessel sinks during Cyclone Tauktae, says Indian navy : worldnews

World's Oranges, Coffee at Risk as Brazil Runs Out of Water : worldnews (greed and stupidity fucking the world)


MA COVID-19 Data 5/18/21 : boston - 1.96%+ 6 deaths 359 new cases .95% positive 47% fully vaxxed 58% 18+


US coronavirus: About 60% of American adults have had at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, including more people of color - CNN

Millions of immunocompromised Americans may not be fully protected by covid vaccines - The Washington Post Coronavirus vaccines may not work in some people. It's because of their underlying conditions. Early research shows that 15 to 80 percent of people with certain medical conditions, such as specific blood cancers or organ transplants, are generating few antibodies after receiving coronavirus vaccines.

Unvaccinated TikTok Users Believe They Will Be Lone Survivors : TikTok continues to ignore misinformation on its platform, as it gets weirder and more explicitly vaccine-focused.

LIST: House members who said they were vaccinated against Covid-19 - CNNPolitics

Ohio sees boost in shots after it announces $1 million vaccination lottery Ohio had its highest vaccination day in three weeks after it announced lottery-style drawings for vaccinated Ohioans.


The US will send 13% of its vaccine supply overseas in the next 6 weeks, after the WHO said the world faces 'vaccine apartheid' : worldnews

Canadians fed up with unwanted American border crossers who think the pandemic is a farce . : worldnews

The Latest: India reports record for single-day virus deaths : worldnews
Cyclone Hits India On Deadliest Day Of Pandemic : NPR : worldnews
India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 25 million, the second country after the U.S. to pass the grim milestone : worldnews
50 Doctors Reported Dead In 1 Day From Covid Across India: Medical Body : worldnews (corruption is India's speciality)
Cow Dung Increases Chances of Black Fungus in Diabetic And COVID Patients, Say Doctors : worldnews (you know where)

UK Says More Than 2,300 Infected With India-Dominant Covid Strain : worldnews


Sikh community angry as religious knives banned from NSW schools after stabbing : worldnews

In Myanmar, the army controls its soldiers' lives, minds and finances : worldnews
More than 15,000 people from Myanmar shelter in Indian border state : worldnews


High traces of Viagra in Seoul's sewers, research shows : worldnews
Belgian ambassador's wife slapped a Seoul store assistant ... and claimed diplomatic immunity : worldnews


Group of human rights activists representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others calls for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after talks with IOC lead to no results. : worldnews
China,Shenzhen: wobbling skyscraper sends people fleeing at the world's largest bazaar of electronics : worldnews

In Taliban-Controlled Areas, Girls Are Fleeing for One Thing: an Education : worldnews

Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order | India : worldnews


East Ukraine: Russias Forces Tank Drives Over Graves : worldnews (might be a dark metaphor)
Chernobyl is showing signs of a possible new nuclear accident, scientists say : worldnews

Situation in Ethiopia's Tigray 'horrific': WHO chief. "Rape is rampant. I don't think there was that scale anywhere else in the world actually," he said. : worldnews


Abducted and detained Saudi Princess Basmah made contact with the outside world for the first time in a year, only to have the call cut when she mentioned a will : worldnews

Israel thanks US for blocking UN statement calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza : worldnews ("This will help us kill many more of those people" Israel said)
Hamas denies Israel's claim that it was operating out of a now-destroyed building where AP and Al Jazeera had offices : worldnews
Blinken says U.S. received more information on Gaza high-rise bombing : worldnews
Israeli man who sustained wounds during a mortar attack earlier on Tuesday, was preparing trucks carrying humanitarian aid for the civilians in Gaza. : worldnews
Israeli medics: 10 wounded, 4 seriously, in strike from Gaza : worldnews
Huge loss: Experienced Gaza doctors killed in Israeli attacks
Red Crescent's Gaza office targeted by Israeli air strike : worldnews
'A Heinous Crime': Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only Coronavirus Testing Lab : worldnews
Egypt allocates 11 hospitals to treat Palestinians wounded in Israeli bombing of Gaza : worldnews
Strike from Gaza kills 2 as Israel topples 6-story building : worldnews
Israel launches new set of air raids on Gaza schools holding displaced refugees from earlier raids : worldnews (Jew fuckers)
Iranian Media Reveals How Some Hamas Rockets Have Been Defeating Israel's Iron Dome : worldnews
Israeli government tweets rocket emojis amid Gaza conflict : worldnews (Hasidic brains)

European Jews brace, yet again, for antisemitic attacks spurred by Gaza unrest : worldnews ... "Well we dont care what you think either. We are the fourth strongest military in the world, square up or shut up and quit crying on the net." (said the racist Israeli Jew)

Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs criticizes US $735M arms sale to Israel, says "US gives precision missiles to Israel to kill more children with more precision" : worldnews


Belarus Raids Main Independent News Site - The Moscow Times : worldnews
Lukashenka Signs Law Allowing Belarusian Police To Use Firearms Against Demonstrators : worldnews


Spain deploys army after some 6,000 undocumented migrants swim to Ceuta amid diplomatic row with Morocco : worldnews


The UK is heading for a decade of Italy-style decline thanks to the 'long-lasting' hit from Brexit : worldnews (Dumbxit)

Chile's women shine in constitution vote as more men need leg-up to stay even : worldnews

Video suggests alleged victim of assault by pro-Palestinians was with members of U.S.-designated terror group : worldnews - the victim in that video had been brandishing a weapon ... JDL ...


Biden to waive sanctions on company in charge of Nord Stream 2 (Merlel and Putin are happy)

US approves release of oldest Guantanamo prisoner a 73-year-old man from Pakistan held 16 years without being charged (fuck you, Barry, and especially you, Dubya)

Trump sent bizarre memo after election loss urging mass troop pull-out | The Independent Former president claims Biden able announce Afghanistan troop withdrawal because hebuilt train that couldn't be stopped

Bidens bungled response on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Live Updates and Video - The New York Times Biden Said to Have Taken Firmer Line on Call With Netanyahu : The president is said to have warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that he could put off growing pressure from the international community for only so long. (so speed up your killing)
House Democrats to ask Biden to halt U.S. arms sale to Israel pending review - U.S. News - Haaretz.com
Abe said "man, you must be putting me on" - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Trump putting his idiot son-in-law in charge of policy in the Middle East seemed like a great idea, what went wrong?


Fixing Higher Ed - Lawyers, Guns & Money The higher education system is so broken. Between skyrocketing tuition and fees leading to massive student debt, a lack of state funding, the proletarianization of faculty including the rise of waves of contingent workers, massive administrative bloat, and an aging population that is no longer being buttressed with the same waves of immigrants and foreign students, a lot of institutions are in real trouble in a world that trusts them less. It needs a serious fix.

In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past - The New York Times

McCarthy won't support January 6 commission and sides with Republicans downplaying the insurrection : politics (bc Dems won't investigate BLM and Antifa who were the real invaders) >
McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission because it would not study political violence by the left. : politics
Trumper On FBI Capitol Wanted List Attends Giuliani Event For GOPer Who Pushed Big Lie : politics
Capitol Rioters Trump Defense Comes Up Again And Again. Will It Make A Difference? : politics


Joe Biden unexpectedly wades back Into the D.C. statehood fight. The White House's quiet campaign to tweak the D.C. Admission Act also provides the first hint that the president is open to reforming the Electoral College. : politics

White House releases Biden's tax returns in restoration of presidential tradition : politics

Republicans' Joe Biden Problem: He Keeps Doing Things People Like : politics

Seriously, Just Tax the Rich : politics

Most Americans want to see the Supreme Court uphold Roe v. Wade, polling shows : politics


A new era of incivility in Congress brings The Birth of a Nation full circle : politics

Report: Matt Gaetz Should Be Weeping, Rocking Back and Forth in Fetal Position Right Now -- His former wingman had his charges dropped from 33 to 6 in exchange for cooperation.
How Doomed Is Matt Gaetz?

Opinion: There are no Marjorie Taylor Greenes in the Democratic Party : politics

Val Demings plans to take on Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, report says : politics (little corrupt Flubio)

Eschaton: America's Most Corrupt Attorney General Bill Barr. Made us all miss that man of virtue, John Ashcroft.
Hey look kids, yet MORE totally non-political and non-partisan rule of law lawyering from totally NOT a right wing Catholic dominionist William Barr - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fuckers to the end)
kpoulsen on Twitter: "This was just unsealed. In the last weeks of the Trump administration, William Barr's Justice Department tried to use a secret grand jury subpoena to unmask @NunesAlt, a Devin Nunes parody account. https://t.co/ENc4oiUV0f" / Twitter
Trump DOJ tried to unmask a Twitter account behind mean tweets and bad memes that teased Rep. Devin Nunes : politics

Andrew Giuliani announces bid to oust Cuomo as NY governor
Rudy Giuliani's Son, Kicked Off the Duke Golf Team for Being an Asshole, Is Running for Governor of New York : politics

All you got to be is white in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money Scott keeps claiming that Ron Johnson is America's dumbest senator. Well Tommy Tuberville wants everyone to know he considers this a personal challenge:

Hundreds of PPP Loans Went to Fake Farms in Places Absurd ProPublica An online lending platform called Kabbage sent 378 pandemic loans worth $7 million to fake companies (mostly farms) with names like "Deely Nuts" and "Beefy King"

Our democracy is imperiled: Maricopa County officials decry 2020 recount as a sham and call on Arizona Republicans to end the process
Election Board Claims Trump-Backed Audit Turning Arizona Into 'Laughingstock' : politics
The Big Lie in the Grand Canyon State - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Republicans on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are upset that the leopards are eating their faces:


Transgender treatment ban fails in Alabama Legislature : politics


A Black council member protested Andrew Brown Jr. shooting. Police urinated on his property to retaliate, he says. : politics (racist pissheads)

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 849 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Walt Whitman

Narrative Napalm | Noah Kulwin Malcolm Gladwell's apologia for American butchery ... And then there are books whose fusion of factual inaccuracy and moral sophistry is so total that they can only be written by Malcolm Gladwell. (worth the read for several reasons. esp the insults)

Sinead OConnor Remembers Things DifferentlyThe mainstream narrative is that a pop star ripped up a photo of the pope onSaturday Night Liveand derailed her life. What if the opposite were true?


Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, pardoned by Carter for molesting a girl, may have sexually assaulted others - The Washington Post ... But this pardon by Carter -- perhaps the only one in U.S. history wiping away a conviction for a sexual offense against a child -- escaped scrutiny when it happened It was granted just hours before the American hostages in Iran were freed, which captured headlines for weeks. (literally on his way out the door, after traitor Reagan's deal with the Iranian mullahs everything under the rug, it was Morning in America)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Admittedly, the idea that popular musicians should get a pass for having sex with children was bizarrely widespread in the 70s, but I would still have a strong expectation that the President of the United States should rise above this.


TIL men who have children before 22 are 73% more likely to die by middle age. : todayilearned

Lyrics of popular songs have become increasingly simple over time, finds new study analyzing six decades (1958-2016) of popular music in the US. Simpler songs entering the charts were more successful, reaching higher chart positions, especially in years when more novel songs were produced.



051721


UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace, report on the phenomena due next month - 60 Minutes - CBS News (interview scheduled with alien)
Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs | 60 Minutes : television

An oceanic warming event is currently ongoing in the subtropical North Atlantic ocean, as the rapid pressure changes weakened the easterly trade winds. These Spring warming events in the Atlantic Ocean are known from history, to translate their influence into the Atlantic Hurricane season. : worldnews

Inflation Rate 2021 and Shortages: Companies Panic Buying as Supplies Run Short - Bloomberg It is anything but efficient or normal.Surging corporate demand is upending global supply chains.

Big Oil Is Trying to Make Climate Change Your Problem to Solve. Don't Let Them : politics
Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries - WSJ A decade after the fracking boom took off, the fuel faces disruption by a new combination on the electric grid: renewable energy and electricity storage (so Texas will heaviy tax Teslas)

Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds : worldnews
Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows Drawing on data from 194 countries - said that working 55 hours or more a week is associated with a 35% higher risk of stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease compared with a 35-40 hour working week. : worldnews

Catastrophic: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese fish plant


Baker says Mass. will lift pandemic related restrictions on business effective on May 29 - The Boston Globe


As more Americans get vaccinated, 41% of Republicans still refuse COVID-19 shots : politics
Texas GOP state senator urged use of unproven hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19. Now he's spreading doubt about vaccines. : politics

My Life After COVID | Crooked Media | Written By Brian Beutler


"I Drink Cow Urine Every Day, So Don't Have Covid": BJP MP Pragya Thakur : And you wonder why we have a brutal second wave here in India : worldnews (should have injected it)
Top Indian virologist quits government panel weeks after questioning the authorities' handling of the pandemic : worldnews

Unused COVID-19 shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout - Japan imported 28 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine through late April, but has so far used only 15% of the stockpile, with the remaining 24 million doses sitting in freezers : worldnews (another bungling incompetence under a first-world facade)
Over 80 percent of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer : news


New Zealand to cut low-skill immigration and refocus on wealthy : worldnews

At Miss Universe pageant, Myanmar's contestant urges the world to speak out against the military junta, pleads "our people are dying" : worldnews

10,250 arrests and 2,500 prosecutions since 2019 Hong Kong protests, as security chief hails fall in crime rate : worldnews

AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics : news
Japan lashes out against alleged Chinese military cyberattacks : worldnews

Kashmir police arrest graffiti artist over Palestine mural : worldnews ... India is the largest importer of Israeli arms. Kashmir is to India what Palestine is to Israel. An effective colony that they can occupy to their hearts content as long as the US (+allies) turn a blind eye.

Afghans who helped the US now fear being left behind : worldnews

A Russian court is set to hear an "extremism" case against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday as Moscow seeks to outlaw the opposition to President Vladimir Putin. The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin's most prominent critic : worldnews


Turkey proposes protection force for Palestine in emergency OIC meet : worldnews


Mega-List: Israel's Crimes & Controversies (Full) : list_palestine (always been evil)
A heart shattering photo of a Palestinian father crying while holding the dead body of his daughter : pics
Secretary-General calls for immediate end to Israeli-Palestine violence : worldnews
China on Sunday voiced regret that the United States was blocking a UN Security Council statement on Israeli-Palestinian violence as it urged greater international efforts to stop the bloodshed. : worldnews
US for 3rd time blocking Security Council joint statement calling for ceasefire -- diplomats tell ToI : worldnews
Israel's Actions Should Be Labelled "Genocide", Iran MFA Spokeperson Believes. : worldnews
Violence in Israel Is a Political Victory for Netanyahu : worldnews
Netanyahu says military campaign will continue despite increasing calls for ceasefire as Israeli airstrikes killed 42 people in Gaza Sunday : worldnews
Biden administration approves $735 million weapons sale to Israel, raising red flags for some House Democrats : worldnews (good timeing, Joe)

Blinken asks Israel for evidence of Hamas operations in Gaza building housing media : worldnews (you know, the "evidence" they said they already showed)
Blinken hasn't seen any evidence on AP Gaza building strike : worldnews
US secretary of state not seen evidence of Hamas in media tower block destroyed by airstrike : politics
AP's top editor calls for probe into Israeli airstrike | AP's executive editor said Sunday that the Israeli government has yet to provide clear evidence supporting its attack, which leveled the 12-story al-Jalaa tower : worldnews
AP's top editor calls for probe into Israeli airstrike : worldnews
The Associated Press pushes back on Israel's claim about Gaza media building, saying they had 'no indication Hamas was in the building' : worldnews
Israeli Warplanes Stage More Heavy Strikes Across Gaza City : worldnews
Monday pre-dawn airstrikes in Palestine. More than 200 dead in a week. : worldnews
IDF says strike reported to kill 42 Gazans was meant to destroy Hamas tunnels : worldnews
Gaza days away from near total blackout as fuel running out after week of bombardment : worldnews
Victims of aggression: Gaza hospital overwhelmed with wounded
Report: IDF assassinates senior Islamic Jihad commander : worldnews
Palestinian killed after ramming car into 6 Israeli police in Jerusalem : worldnews

Major cyber attack on occupied territories; Information on Israeli banking system leaked to hackers : worldnews


The 'Butcher of Bosnia' Radovan Karadzic will serve his genocide sentence in a UK prison : worldnews


Algerian Author sentenced to jail for suggesting Islamic animal sacrifice had pagan origins, Noah's Ark didn't literally happen, and that taking child brides is wrong. : worldnews

German priests defy Vatican ban and bless same-sex unions : worldnews

Poland ranked as worst country in EU for LGBT people for second year running : worldnews

Matt Duss on Twitter: "AYFKM https://t.co/CJx7SXlQfh https://t.co/6AdVq87rkq" / Twitter (your fucking newspaper: far-right facist racist Marine La Pen is "scrappy" what a bubble they think in)

Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally : worldnews

UK faces labour >shortage as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers : worldnews (UK refuses to pay living wage, no one wants to work there)
UK withholds backing for Joe Biden's minimum global business tax until US accepts fairer system for taxing digital technology giants : worldnews
COVID-19: Thousands of British tourists head overseas - some ignore advice to avoid amber list countries : worldnews


Colombia: Anti-government protesters clashed with police. In the western city of Popayan, a group set fire to a police facility after an incarcerated 17-year-old was declared to have died by suicide. At least 42 people have died and 168 people have been reported missing since protests began : worldnews

Canadian military intelligence monitored Black Lives Matter movement, claiming pandemic justified such actions : news
Calgary men convicted in 'barbaric' gang rape by appeal court, 2 years after acquittal : news


US investigates second suspected case of mystery 'syndrome' near White House : politics
The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say - The New York Times - Jan. 4, 2019

Space Force commander fired after accusing the military of pushing an agenda rooted in Marxism : politics (said the Marxist military)

Documents Show Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at the Border | In newly disclosed records, Trump officials cited conspiracies about Antifa to justify interrogating immigration lawyers with a special terrorism unit. : politics ... Very on-brand for Trumpism. Trying to help brown children: terrorism. Actual terrorism, but by white guys: patriotism

Episode 9: Trumps war with his generals ... One important piece is only now beginning to emerge: Former President Donald Trump's last-minute bid to pull U.S. forces from Afghanistan and swaths of the Middle East, Africa and even Europe ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration (biggest loser)

Sanders Says US Must 'Take a Hard Look' at Nearly $4 Billion in Annual Military Aid to Israel | "It is illegal for U.S. aid to support human rights violations," said the Vermont senator. : politics
Sen. Ossoff Leads 29 Senators Urging Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East : politics
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Israel an apartheid state : politics

Supreme Court to Hear Major Abortion Case - The New York Times
Supreme Court takes up major abortion case next term that could limit Roe v. Wade - CNNPolitics

Supreme Court declines to broaden police authority to search homes : politics

Child cash benefit will begin hitting millions of parents' bank accounts July 15 | Administration estimates 88 percent of all American children are slated to receive new monthly payments -- with no action required : politics
The Families and Jobs Plans Are Overwhelmingly Popular : politics
Piggy bank-filling payments for nearly 90 percent of kids will start July 15 - POLITICO A major expansion of the child tax credit program is expected to slash the number of children living in poverty. (pro-death refucks meltdown)

Secretary Haaland Announces $150 Million to Create Public Parks, Expand Recreation Opportunities in Urban Areas : politics

This week: House to vote on Jan. 6 Capitol attack commission : politics
Republicans who defended Jan. 6 rioters as victims face backlash - What will happen to right-wing House members who defended the Jan. 6 rioters? An official censure resolution is now a distinct possibility. : politics
A Republican congressman who denied there was an insurrection and likened Capitol rioters to 'tourists' was photographed barricading the chamber doors against them : politics
Colorado suspect in U.S. Capitol riot faces house arrest after mountain lion hunt : news


You need people to work in the public good: Four impeachment witnesses on the lessons they learned about American democracy

8 in 10 Republicans who've heard of Cheney's removal agree with it: poll : politics
Cheney says McCarthy and Stefanik are complicit in Trump's election falsehoods : politics
Liz Cheney calls her replacement Elise Stefanikcomplicit in Trump's big lies : politics
Cheney, unbound, settles into the "bull"'s-eye of controversy -- the deposed House GOP leader seemed to view her current place in the political wilderness as her destiny

Opinion: Ignorance is the bread and butter of conservative politics : politics
The GOP's Telltale Signs of Authoritarianism : politics (it's called "your nose")

Trump Has Blown Off Rudy Giuliani's Pleas for Help as Feds Circle (refused to pardon Ghoulina even though he's "still president")
Eschaton: Poor America's Mayor I'm sure this is because Rudy looked like an idiot on TV doing the idiotic things Trump had him do because Trump thought he would not look like an idiot on TV doing the things Trump told him to do.

Jared Kushner's May 2021 Stay at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Cost U.S. Taxpayers Thousands : politics ("flesh skeleton")

Democrats confront reality on voting rights: Congress probably isnt coming to the rescue (you mean "Repubicans will block democracy")
GOP Voting Restrictions Will Make It Harder For People With Disabilities To Cast Ballots : politics
Google, Deloitte, and Citigroup quietly collaborate with GOP group pushing voter suppression - Popular Information (called "Facebook")

After increase in 2020 turnout, Texas Republicans attempt to restrict voting laws : politics ... But not fix their power grid. GOP priorities 101.
We're gonna win the second half: the Texas Democrat eyeing 2022 victory

Mississippi Goddamn - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As always, Mississippi leads the nation in laughably ridiculous justifications to halt the will of the electorate.

Arizona G.O.P. Split on Vote Review: We can't Indulge These Insane Lies : politics

Kevin McCarthy's strange real estate saga: A luxury condo in D.C. and a tract house in California : politics (crook is a crook?)

Franklin Graham Gives Trump A Stark 2024 Reality Check - The evangelical leader knocks Trumps age, health and diet -- all at the same time.
Trumps Fmr. WH Communications Director won't support a 2024 presidential run : politics

Chuck Todd clashes with Dan Crenshaw over GOP fraud claims: Why should anybody believe a word you say?

Rural Areas Are Looking for Workers. They Need Broadband to Get Them. : politics (so they don't have to watch Fox)


Parler is blocking hate speech for iPhone users - The Washington Post Social app Parler is cracking down on hate speech but only on iPhones - Shut down after the Jan. 6 riot, Parler is using a new artificial intelligence moderation system with more stringent standards for the App Store than other platforms.


Jeffrey Epstein Gave Bill Gates Advice on How to End Toxic Marriage ... during a series of meetings at the money managers mansion ... (and how to fuck children)
Bill Gates Had Reputation for Questionable Behavior Before Divorce - The New York Times Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husbands relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager. He also had an affair with an employee. (fucking little creep)
Bill Gates acknowledges an affair with an employee, which Microsoft investigated - The Washington Post : The confirmation of the affair and investigation comes two weeks after Gates and Melinda French Gates announced plans to divorce
The foundation of the Gates divorce - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton: PizzaGates I asked previously why the Gates divorce dirt was leaking. It was somewhat of a rhetorical question, as the answer was obviously, "because Melinda's people are leaking it." The real question, then, was "why are they leaking it?" ... And the answer is... she's fucking pissed off.


Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is driving force for a sprawling disinformation network, researchers sayGuo Wengui, living in self-exile in New York City, is at the center of a digital web pushing election and covid falsehoods, according to Graphika research


AT&T plans to spin off WarnerMedia. What went wrong? - Los Angeles Times

Ill Take White Supremacist Hand Gestures for $1,000


19-Year Veteran Cop Suspended for Allegedly Running Meth Lab Out of NJ Home : news

Woman kills her 2 kids with meat cleaver in Arizona : news



17 US states implemented laws allowing people age >21 to possess, use and supply limited amounts of cannabis for recreational purposes. This has led to a 93% decrease in law enforcement seizures of illegal cannabis and >50% decrease in law enforcement seizures of heroin, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. : science

Young Ravens Rival Adult Chimps in a Big Test of General Intelligence - Scientific American


Man narrowly avoids being crushed by a tree struck by lightning: "I felt like Buster Keaton." : WTF (causation and destiny)

I think Cool Gone monologue from Girl Girl is a literary masterpiece of its own. : books (dehumanization of women by men)


What is the most ridiculous/fucked up lie your parents told you? : AskReddit
What's the dumbest rule your school ever enforced? : AskReddit

Apple sent my data to the FBI, says boss of controversial research paper trove Sci-Hub : technology



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Cranes: Flying giant returning to Ireland after 300 years : worldnews

Ideas for the Twenty-First Century - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Solarizing airports could potentially power the airport itself and even export energy.


MA COVID-19 Data 5/16/21 : boston - 1.64$%+ 5 deaths 494 new cases 1.12% positive 46% fully vaxxed


The Quiet, Little Known Food Worker Dead - Lawyers, Guns & Money COVID-19 killed so many food workers who died without the larger world really being aware of what was going on, so long as they could buy their ground beef without thinking about it.


25 arrested in Delhi for posters criticising PM Modi over vaccine shortage : worldnews (you shall not criticize my deadly incompetent authoritarian goverment!)


Malaysia calls for immediate UN Security Council action to stop attacks on Palestine : worldnews


At least 12 dead as tornadoes rip through two Chinese provinces. : worldnews

Twelve killed in Afghanistan explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers : worldnews


Ukraine opposition leader and Putin ally under house arrest after being charged with treason. : worldnews


South African government calls for Israel to be investigated by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity : worldnews

The Suez Canal will be widened by 131 feet to avoid a repeat of the Ever Given chaos : worldnews

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Latest updates - The Washington Post
AP's top editor calls for probe into Israeli airstrike : news
Israel PM Netanyahu vows to continue Gaza attacks for as long as necessary : worldnews ("to get my corrupt genocidal ass reelected")
After speaking with Biden, Netanyahu suggests Israel's assault in Gaza will persist : worldnews
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz: "If citizens of Israel have to sleep in shelters, then Gaza will burn. There is no other equation : worldnews (the shit they started to make sure Netanfuckyu would get reelected)
Israeli warplanes struck roads leading to main hospital in Gaza : worldnews
Over 170 Palestinians, ten Israelis killed as Gaza fighting enters seventh day : worldnews
Israel's police chief has accused ultra-nationalist MP Itamar Ben Gvir of adding fuel to the fire in Jerusalem and of being partly responsible for the violent demonstrations that have reignited the fuse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict : worldnews
Israel argues tower it bombed housing reporters "not a media center" but Hamas HQ : worldnews ... News flash. Every building inside the Gaza strip turns out to be a Hamas HQ. More bombs at 11.
Israel showed us smoking guns on Hamas in AP office tower, officials say : worldnews (Israeli officials "say" and you're not allowed to see this "evidence")

The Associated Press pushes back on Israel's claim about Gaza media building, saying they had 'no indication Hamas was in the building' : worldnews (looks like the Jews may have lied) "All I'm asking is to let four people ... to go inside and get their cameras" he said. We respect your wishes, we will not do it if you don't allow it, but give us 10 minutes." When the officer rejected the request, Mahdi said, "You have destroyed our life's work, memories, life. I will hang up, do what you want. There is a God.'

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz urges Facebook, TikTok executives to crack down on social media incitement : worldnews ... Israeli Defense Minister: We need to stop the media from exposing our war crimes. (and after Jewish trolls flood social media, Fuckerberg says sure)
PA: 2 Palestinians shot by IDF were security officers, not terrorists. Ramallah's intelligence corps says that Ahmad Daraghme, one of its officers, was shot by Israel in cold blood; Israel says it is examining incident : worldnews (and will get back to you in 2 or 3 years)

Islamic nations hold emergency summit on Israel-Gaza attacks : worldnews


Police fire water cannon at pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Athens : worldnews

Germany will not tolerate anti-Semitic protests, warns Chancellor Merkel following protests outside synagogues at which demonstrators shouted anti-Jewish slogans : worldnews (Merkel supports genocidal if it's the right people)

Italian port workers refuse arms shipment to Israel : worldnews



The suicide of a 17-year-old girl who accused police of sexual abuse sparked an uprising in southwest Colombia that left at least one person dead, 35 injured and the local police jail destroyed : worldnews (killer cops, again)

Thousands gather at pro-Palestine demonstration in Montreal : worldnews


Space Force commander fired after comments made on conservative podcast - CNNPolitics (haha, pro-slavery Confederate traitor/asshole says teaching about race is "Marxist")
Space Force commander fired after comments made on conservative podcast : politics (space dude is seriously stupid and racist)


'A sea change': Subsidies and White House push leads to surge in Obamacare sign-ups "It's like a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm blown away" said a woman who was able to afford health insurance for the first time in 12 years.

The Idea That Deficit Spending Is a Burden on Our Children Is the Dumbest Propaganda : politics


'The insurrection is still happening right now': Rep. Gallego calls out Republican colleagues for downplaying Jan. 6 riot : politics

Photo emerges of Republican barricading chamber doors during US Capitol attack after he compared rioters to tourists : politics (lying eyes, etc, and he didn't think it through bc he can't think)
Tom Williams on Twitter: "The Rep. Clyde news reminded me of this: UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., second from top left, helps barricade the House chamber door as rioters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021. https://t.co/ewizgiuwLn" / Twitter (and he's the only one without a mask)
The ridiculous claim that those at the Capitol Jan. 6 resembled a 'normal tourist visit' : politics

The perils of presidentialism in the 2020s - Lawyers, Guns & Money More than 30 years ago, the Spanish political scientist Juan Linz published what would become a famous article, arguing that presidential systems modeled on that created by the US Constitution were inherently unstable, because they created two institutions that could make competing claims that they each represented the legitimate source of sovereign authority: The legislature and the executive ... Republicans have no intention of certifying the victory of a Democratic presidential candidate after the 2024 election, if they control both houses of Congress at that point.

Campus PC is completely out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money Republican legislators arent just targeting voting rights, theyre targeting the First Amendment by trying to chill protest:
Republicans Pursue Harsh Penalties for Poll Workers - The New York Times Republicans seeking to restrict voting are proposing strict punishments for election officials and workers who make errors or violate the rules.
Republicans try to systematically remove impediments to their election theft efforts - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Republicans are counting on lies and brute force to win elections. Just like in 2020. : politics

Arizona and the Big Lie - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... And given that his party has just announced that telling the truth about the 2020 election is disqualifying for a place in the Republican leadership, why not? Its more authoritarian this way.
Richer Stephen : Maricopa Cnty Recorder (prsnl acct) on Twitter: "Wow. This is unhinged. 'Im literally looking at our voter registration database on my other screen. Right now. We can't indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country. This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don't call this out... https://t.co/5tDy1wsZg6" / Twitter
GOP Arizona County Chair Slams Twisted Republican Recount As Dangerous : politics

Rep. Liz Cheney criticizes 'disgraceful' GOP attempts to 'whitewash' Capitol attack - ABC News
Cheney: 'No question' another attack like Jan. 6, or worse, can occur due to election fraud claims : politics


The Republican party is no longer serious : politics (goes back to "Contract on America")
Maryland GOP governor: Trump is 'toxic for the Republican Party and for the country' : politics


Josh Hawley Is Basically Making Meth for MAGA Nation : politics

Matt Gaetz equates sex trafficking investigation with earmarks in Ohio speech At a Republican summit, the Florida congressman railed against the GOP establishment and briefly addressed accusations of "naughty favors."

Former Mayor of Fall River, Mass. Is Convicted of Corruption - The New York Times Jasiel F. Correia II, who at 24 was the Massachusetts citys youngest mayor, was convicted of charges related to extorting marijuana vendors and defrauding investors.


The War on Trans Kids Is Totally Unconstitutional. States do not have a defensible reason for denying children recommended medical care. : politics



The demise ofthoughts and prayers: How the cliched greeting-card condolence died amid a rash of massshootings


Bill Gates was dismissive toward Melinda Gates at work and pursued female employees at Microsoft and the Gates Foundation : technology (and what else?)
Bill Gates Left Microsoft Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship With Staffer - WSJ spokeswoman says decision to leave board in 2020 wasnt related to the matter (and what else? +fucking little creep)


The Underground Railroad review - harrowing, magical, masterful TV


Music Notes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison released a new song on streaming platforms Thursday whose title espouses a classic antisemitic trope. (+COVID conspiracist anti-vaxxer)


Married people experience longer durations of a deep sleep stage known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that helps form memories and regulate emotions, offering new clues about the potential health implications of marital status. : science

A person's stance on abortion is linked to their, often inaccurate, belief about when a fetus can feel pain, a new study has found. This may be due to women being the targets of anti-choice disinformation campaigns, which systematically overstate the pace at which embryos and fetuses develop. : science

Novel nanotech improves cystic fibrosis antibiotic by 100,000-fold : science

Pigs can breathe oxygen via their rectum, so humans probably can too : worldnews ... Why would I breathe from a pig's rectum? ... Ask the people still flying 2020 campaign flags

Scientists discovered that a large amount of enterobacteria in the gut microbiota is related to long-term mortality risk in adult population. The research is so far the largest population-level study in the world examining the connection between human gut microbiota and health and mortality : science


TIL, the Siege of Leningrad during World War 2, killed more civilians than bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The Soviet casualties during the siege were bigger than combined American and British casualties during the entire war. : todayilearned

Engineers of Reddit, what's the most ridiculous idiot-proofing you've had to add in your never-ending quest to combat stupid people? : AskReddit

Which video game have you accumulated the most hours in? : AskReddit



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MA COVID-19 Data 5/15/21 : boston - 1.50%+ 5 deaths 657 new cases .73% positive 46% fully vaxxed


Why the CDC Changed Its Advice on Masks - The New York Times Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people rarely transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.
Covid Live News: Updates on Vaccines, C.D.C. Mask Guidance and Cases - The New York Times Walmart, Costco, Publix and Starbucks are among the retail giants effectively moving to an honor system. In parts of the U.S., nearly all older adults have been vaccinated.

12 Influencers Are Behind Most Anti-Vax Hoaxes On Social Media, Surprising Research Reveals : technology
An anti polio vaccine cartoon from the 1950s : PoliticalHumor


123,000 death certificates issued in last 71 days in Indian state of Gujarat. Government registered only 4218 covid deaths. : worldnews
In Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Over 2000 Dead Bodies Found Within 1140 Kilometers On Bank Of Ganga River : worldnews
Mysterious New 'News' Sites can't Stop Praising Modi Amid COVID Crisis : worldnews

Taiwan announces 180 new local COVID cases : worldnews


Australia's mouse plague: six months ago it was war, now whole towns have accepted their presence : worldnews
Violent schizophrenic who moved to Australia as 18-month-old deported to New Zealand. : worldnews
China's warning shots to Australia over Darwin port : worldnews

Myanmar troops battle militias as anti-coup resistance grows : worldnews

Top Japanese CEO says hosting the Olympics amounts to a 'suicide mission' : worldnews
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10 million households across Taiwan hit by a series of rolling blackouts after two coal-fired and two natural gas generators malfunction : worldnews

China lands Zhu Rong Mars rover after nine minutes of terror : worldnews
Staged Eid Celebrations Whitewash China's Abusive Policies in Xinjiang: Uyghur Rights Advocate : worldnews
Tornadoes kill seven people, injure more than 200 others in China; six dead in city of Wuhan : worldnews ... First we had tornados. Then we had Sharknado! Now, fear the Coronado!


Russian Journalist Who Exposed Oil-Theft Schemes Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison : worldnews
Russia included only the United States and the Czech Republic in the list of its enemies : worldnews

U.S. concerned about increasing political, ethnic polarization in Ethiopia : worldnews (very "concerned")


Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run : worldnews


Israeli airstrike in Gaza destroys building with AP bureau : worldnews (no news of our genocide for you)
Al Jazeeera office in Gaza destroyed by Israeli air strike | Gaza News : worldnews
Israel has given 'warnings' that it will bomb the building that houses Al Jazeera offices and other international media channels in Gaza City : worldnews
At least 139 Palestinians, including some 40 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Monday. 950 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians protesting against continued Israeli occupation and the ongoing bombardment of Gaza : worldnews
Israeli airstrike hits Gaza house, killing at least 7 including kids : worldnews
Family of 10 killed in Israeli strike on Gaza : worldnews
It was terrifying: Gazans describe the Israeli bombardment of their homes
Apartheid in one photo. : pics
The UN says 10,000 Palestinians have been forced out of their homes in the Gaza Strip : worldnews
IDF Military Intelligence knew Hamas would fire on Jerusalem: A month before Hamas fired, military intelligence (known as AMAN) recognized that the narrative on Jerusalem as well as the cancelled Palestinian elections had inflamed the Palestinian streets : worldnews
A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn't : A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza. They hadn't. But the army wanted Hamas to think they had.
IDF 'Willfully' Misled Media About Ground Invasion to Lure Gaza Fighters Into Tunnels: Report : worldnews
Hamas scrambles to learn how Israel killed its military leaders hiding in secret locations : worldnews
Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza : worldnews
Egypt declares state of readiness in hospitals to treat injured Palestinians coming from bombarded Gaza : worldnews
Arab Israelis are rising up to protest. : worldnews
China accuses US of being indifferent to the suffering of Palestinians : worldnews
US blocks Friday UN Security Council meeting on Gaza, Israel : worldnews (Biden says US not "indifferent" it's very pro-genocide)

Algerian police prevented a pro-democracy protest rally from taking place in the capital Algiers Friday and detained several people including journalists. Demonstrators were preparing to take part in the weekly Hirak movement protest : worldnews


Ireland refuses to pay ransom demand in attack on its national health service : worldnews

Wales to launch Universal Basic Income Pilot Scheme : worldnews

Something is badly wrong at the heart of one of Britains most important ministries. How did it become so broken?
Holocaust happened on British soil too, 75-year-old report suggests : worldnews
Brits urged to drink 124 pints each to help struggling pubs get back on their feet : worldnews


Palestinian Lives Matter Declares Bernie Sanders in NYT Op-ed. "If the United States is going to be a credible voice on human rights on the global stage, we must uphold international standards of human rights consistently."
Alan Dershowitz called Bernie Sanders a 'self-hating Jew' over his stance on Israel-Palestine violence : politics (that didn't take long, the Dershofuck saw his opening)

Joe Biden Cancels Donald Trump's Planned National Garden of American Heroes : politics ... monument to national heros complete with Limbaugh, Kanye, Nugent, and Putin.

Ronald Reagan's Welfare Queens Lie Has Been Resurrected | To supply bosses with exploitable low-wage workers during a deadly pandemic, Republicans are reviving a grotesque lie: the myth of the welfare queen. : politics (Refucks and their corporate masters were always the welfare queens)

Kamala Harris blasts how workers lose $200 billion per year from the anti-union trend in the US economy : politics


Democrats Move Closer to Setting Up Jan. 6 Commission, With or Without G.O.P. : politics
Miller Muddied The Waters, But Experts Agree That The National Guard Delay Was Political : politics
GOP Rep. claims Capitol insurrectionists are 'political prisoners' held hostage by the government : politics ... (and, it's) ... Rep. Louie Gohmert said (Gumball!)
Democrats anger over Capitol riots looms over new fights - The Washington Post
Romney: Capitol riot was 'an insurrection against the Constitution' : politics

The insurrectionists and the Great Replacement - Lawyers, Guns & Money : a fascinating interview with the University of Chicago's Robert Pape, who has been studying the demographics of the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6th: ... white and male ... two thirds were 35 or older, and majority were in their 40s and 50s ... typical insurrectionist was a socially and economically successful middle-aged white man ... Very few of the insurrectionists about 10%were affiliated with recognized right wing extremist groups: militias, the Proud Boys, etc. ... The majority came from counties that voted for Biden ... The more rural a county was, the less likely it was to be the home of an insurrectionist ... single strongest predictor of where the insurrectionists came from was the relative decline in recent years in the percentage of the countys population made up of non-Hispanic whites ... a belief in some version of the so-called Great Replacement theory ... 4% of the US population believes the election was stolen by Biden and the Democrats, and supports usingviolence to combat this purported theft.around 10 million adults. TTens of millions of others, however, believe the election was stolen, but do not currently claim to support using violence in response to this crime/conspiracy. (traitors go mainstream)


What Should Biden Do About Trump's Many Crimes? - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Sheldon Whitehouse: "It's pretty clear now that Bidens strategy to deal with the vast crimes of Donald Trump is to let it go and move the nation forward ... I operate off the proposition that if Obama had not been,not going to look back, we're only going to look forwardthe Trumpsters would have been a lot less bold about doing the reckless damage that they did. I think they took from that the lesson that they're safe from scrutiny and theyre safe from consequences and they can really put the pedal to the metal trying to wreck these agencies of government and corrupt them because if the worst-case scenario happens and the Democrats win and you get tossed out, then you get a reprieve." (Sleepy Joe is pulling a Barry and fucking the future of Democracy, that worked out so well last time)

A potential Trump indictment would still leave crimes unpunished | The former president was told he could do anything he wanted. It's no surprise that he listened. : politics

Nancy Pelosi refuses to relax mask mandate until more Republicans in the House get vaccinated : politics
Just 45% of House Republicans say they've been vaccinated while 100% of congressional Democrats say they've gotten the shot : politics

A Republican Congress will not certify a Democratic presidential victory in 2024 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Liz Cheney says she regrets voting for Trump in 2020 : politics
The G.O.P.'s Big Cancellation : The party's cancel mob runs wild on Capitol Hill.
Cheney seen as merely first victim of Trump election attacks : politics ("victim" of her own evil stupidty)

GOP lawmaker criticized for Three-Fifths Compromise comments on House Floor : politics

"Have you been kissing ass so long you're beginning to like it?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money Kevin McCarthy, the man who ascended to the top of the House Republican conference despite widespread agreement even within that conference that he is an abject moron, appeared with the rest of the newly-minted Authoritarian Trifecta to utterly humiliate themselves on Fox:
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "this shit is so deranged. they're talking about feats of strength by an obese 75 year old man. it's stalin type stuff." / Twitter

Witnesses said Matt Gaetz snorted cocaine and had sex with an escort who was paid with campaign money, report says : politics
Rep. Matt Gaetz Snorted Cocaine With Escort Who Heroes No Show Gov't Job : politics
Ted Lieu Presses Kevin McCarthy over New Matt Gaetz Allegations : politics
McCarthy leadership PAC made payments to Luntz firm - The Washington Post (he just "rented a room" in Luntz' mansion)

Unearthed Video Shows Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Been Psychotically Stalking AOC for Years : politics
Daily Kos with the Most Accurate Headline of the Day : PoliticalHumor
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Marjorie Taylor Greene's grip on reality following outburst : politics
Investigation: Marjorie Taylor Greene filed homestead exemptions on 2 homes, violating state law : politics (Republican is a crook)

Cuomo Accusers Are Subpoenaed in Sexual Harassment Investigation - The New York Times Four women who have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct have been formally asked to testify under oath.

An Archive of Images from San Quentin State Prison | The New Yorker cache of photos from the California penitentiary shows us life controlled and monitored, but also that which is beyond the reach of supervision.

audit of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County has others worried the party is marginalizing itself ahead of the midterms.

Lin Woods wild accusations and conspiracy theories have upended the contest for South Carolina party chair.
McKissick whips Wood in South Carolina GOP race - POLITICO Conspiracy theorist Lin Wood had sought to portray the incumbent state party chairman as an establishment moderate. (and a deep state dem)


A conservative group told donors it's secretly helping Republican state legislatures draft bills to restrict voting, including in Georgia and Texas, leaked video shows : politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee quietly signed a law that prohibits trans students and staff from using bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender : politics

The Intercept Stands By Its Reporting on Gab and the Riot Squad The specific accusations about our reporting crumble when subjected to scrutiny. (what, the Daily Fucker Carlson lied?)

N.Y.C. Pride Will Take Steps to Keep Police Out of Parade and Events - The New York Times L.G.B.T.Q. police officers will not be allowed to participate as a group in the annual march, and organizers said they will rely on private security for their events.


Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative (Refuck judges say fuck the voters)
Mississippi Supreme Court overturns voter-approved medical marijuana initiative : politics

Dallas County Prosecutor Disbarred for Withholding Evidence After 2 Men Cleared of Capital Murder Charges : news (fucker murder cops)

A serial rapist accused of using fake ghost hunts to sexually assault women all over SE Texas : news

Video shows South Carolina deputies repeatedly tasing Black man before he dies in jail : news (electro-lynched)


The motorbike stoped in the bicycle race in Brooklyn and this happened : WTF

Hundreds of workers confined and forced to work at New Jersey Hindu temple: lawsuit : worldnews ... The plaintiffs say employers at Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) confiscated their passports,


TIL there's a material called FOGBANK that's used by the US Department of Energy that's so top secret and compartmentalized, that the government once actually "forgot" how to make it due to a lack of actual records and dwindling institutional knowledge : todayilearned

Study reveals mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies : worldnews

About half of the adult U.S. population will have obesity and about a quarter will have severe obesity by 2030, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. : science

Politically polarized brains share an intolerance of uncertainty - A new study on political polarization showed how an aversion to uncertainty is often associated with black-and-white political views, for both liberals and conservatives. : science

Studying science isn't what makes students less religious: College majors that focus on inquiry rather than applying knowledge are more likely to secularize students, according to a new study that breaks with the traditional claim that exposure to science leads people away from religion. : science

TIL that a 2005 survey by the British Cheese Board reported that Stilton cheese seemed to cause unusual dreams, with 75 per cent of men and 85 per cent of women experiencing "odd and vivid" dreams after eating a serving of the cheese half an hour before sleeping. : todayilearned


To those who NEVER want to have a child, what are your reasons? : AskReddit

What is the most powerful swear word in your country? : AskReddit




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Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast "every day for at least a couple years" | 60 Minutes : news

After a Trump-length pause, the EPA is relaunching a major climate change report - Drawing on data from 50 government agencies, the EPA has published 54 indicators of global warming. : politics

Climate Change and American Foreign Policy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the same institutions that create labor inequities on a global scale create environmental inequities. Simply put, this is not acceptable if we want to keep a habitable world that is nice to live in. We have to hold corporations accountable for their decisions including in their supply chains if we want to fight climate change.


Herd of 18 Indian elephants die when forest struck by lightning : worldnews

USSR Detonates a nuclear bomb to put out a burning gas well : videos


MA COVID-19 Data 5/14/21 : boston - 1.53%+ 18 deaths 337 new cases 0.85% postive 46% full vaxxed 57% over 18


Top researchers are calling for a real investigation into the origin of covid-19. A group of prominent biologists say there needs to be a safe space for asking whether the coronavirus came out of a lab. : worldnews (more drips)

A C.D.C. About-Face - The New York Times
The CDC shouldnt have removed restrictions without requiring proof of vaccination (simple: can you get a 5G connection from a vaxxed person?)
Hundreds of Epidemiologists Expected Mask-Wearing in Public for at Least a Year - The New York Times The C.D.C. said Thursday that vaccinated Americans no longer needed masks in most places. Other disease experts recently had a different message: that masks were necessary in public. (who's running the shitshow?)
Trader Joes is one of the first stores to drop mask requirement for fully vaccinated customers after CDC mask update

Delay in giving second jabs of Pfizer vaccine improves immunity | Immunology | The Guardian Study finds antibodies against Sars-CoV-2 three-and-a-half times higher in people vaccinated again after 12 weeks rather than three

Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows : NPR .. After this story published on Thursday, Facebook said it had taken down more of the accounts run by these 12 individuals. (fucking Fuckerberg's Fuckbook) ... Take anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of the "Disinformation Dozen" identified by the center, who has promoted the long discredited idea that vaccines are linked to autism. During the pandemic, he has shared baseless conspiracy theories linking 5G cellular networks to the coronavirus, and suggested, without evidence, that the death of baseball great Hank Aaron was part of a wave of suspicious deathstied to vaccines. (none of them were that smart)

Vaccine slowdown slows down - Lawyers, Guns & Money Some modestly good news here ... the most plausible read of the data is that the shutdown of Johnson & Johnson was a major blunder

Real Time With Bill Maher Cancels This Weeks Show After HBO Host Tests Positive For Covid-19 (no details, of course)

Yankees clubhouse a source ofbreakthroughCOVID-19 cases. Is that concerning? Hereswhat we know




Ward boy rapes Covid patient in Bhopal hospital, victim dies in 24 hours : worldnews
Traveling nurse charged with raping woman in Gary hospital room after car wreck - Chicago Tribune


Chinese Billionaire Arrested And Business Seized By State : worldnews

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to lift ban on use of marijuana-based medicines in Japan : worldnews (culture of drunks)


Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight years old raped inside the Tigray conflict (time to kill all the men or at least chop off their dicks)

The Islamic State used Iraqi prisoners as human test subjects in experiments with chemical and possibly biological weapons, United Nations investigators conclude in a report that sheds new light on the terrorist group's forays into making a weapon of mass destruction : worldnews

Biden says he's not seen a 'significant overreaction' with Israel's offensive in Gaza : worldnews (Biden back to his neoliberal pro-racist bullshit)
US withdraws 120 military personnel from Israel as violence continues : worldnews
A picture from a Palestinian protest in 2014, still relevant now : pics
How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - The New York Times Instead, the video that he shared, which can be found on many YouTube channels and other video-hosting sites, was from 2018. And according to captions on older versions of the video, it showed militants firing rockets not from Gaza but from Syria or Libya (Netanyahu lied??) Freedom of speech is just another phrase for uncritically adopting the Likud party line - Lawyers, Guns & Money (sound familiar?)
Israel's Israeli Arab member of parliament Aida Touma-Sliman claims that PM Netanyahu and his ministers are fuelling communal violence for political gain. : worldnews
CNN, MSNBC Guest Who Blasted Israeli Ethnic Cleansing Forced Out of Home : worldnews
Far-right Israeli groups plan further violence against Palestinians after night of lynchings : worldnews
Israel has chosen a two-tiered society. Violence is the inevitable result. - The Washington Post Denial of human rights to Palestinians is unsustainable in the long run. (racist apartheid state repeating the holocaust, calls it a "little real-estate dispute between private parties")

Israel attacked Gaza with ground forces, escalating the conflict. : worldnews
Gaza death toll increases to 119 as Israel intensifies attacks : worldnews
Israel's bombing of Gaza apartment buildings could be a war crime, human rights groups warn : worldnews
Jews and Arabs start to push back against violence, rallying nationwide : worldnews
The Gaza Strip will run out of fuel for its electric generators by Sunday, an Israeli official told the Times of Israel : worldnews


Catholic Church investigating claims children were prostituted to Church officials : worldnews


German politician forced to resign after speaking against Israel. : worldnews
Russia penetrated Merkel's 'inner circle', Khodorkovsky says : worldnews (no fun intended)

Pro-Palestinian rally in Paris banned amid rising Israel-Gaza tensions : worldnews
France asks police to ban pro-Palestinian Paris protest : worldnews
France Bans Gender-Neutral Language in Schools, Citing 'Harm' to Learning : worldnews


Colonial Pipeline Hacker DarkSide Says It Will Shut Operations - WSJ The criminal group believed to be behind a cyber attack that disrupted U.S. gasoline deliveries has told associates it is closing, say security research firms
DarkSide ransomware group responsible for pipeline hack quits after servers, bitcoin stash seized : news

Huge Crowd Marches Through Downtown Chicago In Support Of Palestine : worldnews
Noam Chomsky: Without US Aid, Israel Wouldn't Be Killing Palestinians En Masse : politics ... Einstein called Israel a fascist country in 1948.

Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals A letter obtained by Motherboard discusses internet browsing, location, and other forms of data.
The Pentagon is tracking US citizens without a warrant, Senator says : technology

We Found Joe Bidens Secret Venmo. Here's Why That's A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone. - The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.

How Republicans Could Steal the 2024 Election : politics
While Republicans Cry About Cancel Culture, They're Canceling Democracy : politics

Democrat moves to censure three Republicans for downplaying Jan. 6 : politics
Cheney: McCarthy should absolutely testify before Jan. 6 commission (haha that was quick)

Cop Nearly Killed By Trump Mob Rips GOP For Peddling Bullshit On U.S. Capitol Riot : politics
GOP Still Blocking An Inquiry Into The Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Attack On Democracy : politics
Cheney: Trump Must Be Investigated Criminally Over MAGA Capitol Riot : politics
Kinzinger: GOP downplaying Capitol riot something 'out of North Korea' : politics
Really? Pelosi Responds After GOP Rep Compares Capitol Riot to Tourist Visit
Ryan J. Reilly on Twitter: "BREAKING: Active-duty Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, based at Quantico, was arrested in Virginia for assaulting federal officers at the Capitol. https://t.co/vh7TdReT4d" / Twitter ... Officials believe this is the first Jan. 6 case against an active duty service member, but a number of guardsmen/reservists have been arrested, as have about 40 veterans. (see pic for his diminished brain)

Hacked Police Data Reveal Boogaloo Boys Target List on Eve of Biden Inauguration: The Boogaloo Boys Had Shared a Map Online with Targets in D.C. Dated for Jan. 19. : politics
Kyle Cheney on Twitter: "Proud Boy leader Ethan Nordean lashed out at Trump on Jan. 20, when it dawned on him that he'd likely be going to jail for the ex-president, according to new messages revealed by prosecutors last night. https://t.co/JX1MvvsGR2" / Twitter
Proud Boys Leader Charged In Capitol Attack Feels Betrayed By Trump: 'You Left Us' : politics
Man suspected of entering Pelosi's office during U.S. Capitol riot arrested in Denver : news
Cocaine is a hell of a drug : PoliticalHumor

Video Showing GA Congressman Lying About Jan 6 Events Goes Viral on Social Media : politics
j.d. durkin on Twitter: "Rep. Andrew Clyde's (R-GA) comments today don't hold up well when played side-by-side with insurrection footage, so I made this. the revisionist history being perpetuated by some Republicans to defend January 6th is disgusting https://t.co/bWdXtU0b4F" / Twitter
Sedition Track on Twitter: "[THREAD] Here is a list of things that @Rep_Clyde thinks happen on a "normal tourist visit" to the U.S. Capitol. #CapitolTours #AndrewClyde Enjoy priority access to restricted Capitol grounds! https://t.co/rrOtYHXeou" / Twitter
Rep. Tim Ryan: GOP completely disconnected from reality on Capitol insurrection : politics

Trump's Big Lie Is Now Embraced by All House GOP Leaders : politics

[WARNING: TOXIC LINK to see them all fall into line with the Big Lie, American Greatness haha] House Republicans Defy the January 6 Narrative The script about that day might have been concocted by Democrats and the media but the true account of what happened before, during, and after is still being written. (DO NOT BELIEVE YOUR LYING EYES)

Insurrection: Was Jan. 6 a greater danger to democracy than 9/11? The Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump is like throwing gasoline on a fire. It guarantees further violence.

Liz Cheney said Fox News 'especially' has an 'obligation to make sure people know the election wasn't stolen' : politics

Historian Jon Meacham says GOP "has descended into fantasy, conspiracy and falsehoods"
Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump | TheHill (devolution of the Republican party : "shining city on the hill" vs "American carnage")

Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate : politics ... Among Republicans, 95 of the 212 members -- 44.8% -- have said they are vaccinated.

AOC calls Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'belligerent person that's not in control of themselves' after the GOP lawmaker chased her down a hallway in the Capitol : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene vandalized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest book and taunted her in a deleted 2019 video : politics
AOC calls Marjorie Taylor Greene deeply unwell after troubling video emerges from 2019 : politics
Greene's verbal assaults on Ocasio-Cortez underscores growing tensions over safety and security on Capitol Hill : politics
The present and future of the Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't just crazy in the sense in believing in every conspiracy theory the wingnut puke funnel sends down the pike, shes just flat-out crazy:
AOC Calls Greene The Kind Of Person She Threw Out Of Bars All The Time : politics
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit : politics
Rep. Eric Swalwell slams Marjorie Taylor Greene's spokesman during mask confrontation: 'You don't tell me what to f---ing do' : politics
Marjorie Taylor Greene chased AOC down a corridor in Congress, yelling at her about terrorists and radical socialists : politics

If Fox News was around in 1964: : PoliticalHumor

Can You Hear That Noise? It's the Sweet Song of the Walls Closing In on Rep. Matt Gaetz : politics
Joel Greenberg, Former Matt Gaetz Confidant, Pleads Guilty - The New York Times Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.

I Am Asking Republicans to Stop Electing Insufferable Dickheads - Time was that right-wing members of Congress had loony views while being at least marginally likable human beings.
I Am Asking Republicans to Stop Electing Insufferable Dickheads : politics

Leaked video shows right-wing group bragging about drafting GOP anti-voter bills : politics


Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn Let His Son Live In U.S. Capitol Storage Area, Lawsuit Says : politics
Ex-Staffer Sues US Rep. Alleging Reckless COVID-19 Approach - Suit accuses Colorado US representative of requiring personal errands from staff (oh, a typical refucker)

The Birthrate "Issue" - Lawyers, Guns & Money : However, if we do think that America's declining birthrate is a problem, then there is an obvious solution, which is increasing immigration, a solution that solves lots of problems.

Red-state Republicans to ignore voters, reject Medicaid expansion - Most Missouri voters backed Medicaid expansion. Missouri's Republican-dominated legislature has decided not to care. : politics

Georgia courts: It's lawful to use force to resist an unlawful arrest : politics

Riot Squad: Right-Wing Video Journalists Help Smear BLM : In the year since George Floyd's murder, conservative news outlets have endlessly hyped distorted stories about violence at Black Lives Matter protests. Key videos they used come from a tight-knit group of eight young journalists.
EDITORIAL BOARD: The Intercept's Dirty Smear Job On Our Reporters Deserves A Response | The Daily Caller (the Daily Fucker Carlson)

Feinstein ratings plummet as California liberals abandon senator : politics

CIA Officer Became Formidable Foe of U.S. Government - SpyTalk : Janine Brookner, who battled communist spies and boorish male bureaucrats alike during a pioneering career as a CIA officer and later became a fierce advocate for women and whistleblowers in the intelligence community, died May 11 after a long struggle with kidney disease,

QAnon channels delete their own YouTube videos to evade punishment : news

SUZANNE MORPHEW: Husband, accused in her murder, charged with submitting presidential ballot in her name | FOX31 Denver (Trumpster)


The Spike in Shootings in New York City May Outlast Covid - The New York Times About 505 people were shot in New York City through May 9, the highest year-to-date number in a decade.


Andre Hill death: Columbus to pay $10M to family for police shooting (could have bought new school or two with that taxpayer money)

Bodycam video shows Andrew Brown Jr. didn't drive into deputies who shot him, lawyers say: "He did just the opposite" : news


Woman hoarding gas catches on fire following car accident in S.C., deputies say : news


Sean Hannity: "We don't want the extended unemployment benefits ... we're all designed to provide goods and services for our fellow human beings" | Media Matters for America ... God created us to provide goods and services for others, and in the meantime, it keeps you busy, keeps you out of trouble, and you begin to feel good about yourself" (Satan created Fucker Carlson to render lies as goods and services to you!)


TIL about "three-quarter siblings": siblings who are genetically half way between full siblings and half siblings. This happens if they share the same father but different mothers who are sisters, or the same mother but different fathers who are brothers. : todayilearned

High-power individuals tend to believe subordinates have more choice than these low-power people do. As a result, high-power people blamed others more for poor performance and were more likely to punish them. : science

Scientists create an effective personalized anti-cancer vaccine by combining oncolytic viruses, that infect and specifically destroy cancer cells without touching healthy cells, with small synthetic molecules (peptides) specific to the targeted cancer, to successfully immunize mice against cancer. : science

Freshly Made Plutonium From Outer Space Found On Ocean Floor : NPR : worldnews

A new theory inspired by neural networks suggests that the weirdness of dreams is essential to their purpose. Neural networks can become "overfitted" to training data, reducing their use. The theory proposes that weird dreams act to stop our brains becoming "overfitted" to boring everyday life. : science

TIL a 1000 year old bronze buckle from East Asia was discovered in Alaska, showing that indigenous people in North America might have been interacting with the Old World earlier than previously thought : todayilearned

How do we get Vitamin D from sunlight? : askscience


People who take out their phones to record strangers who are having bad days: Why? : AskReddit

What is the thing that surprised you the most when you traveled to a country you had never been to before? : AskReddit

What is something a partner wanted to try that freaked you out at first but now youre into it?



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Opinion | Even if You Think Discussing Aliens Is Ridiculous, Just Hear Me Out - The New York Times

In a report suppressed under Trump, the EPA has said for the first time that humans caused the climate crisis : politics

Dead whale found with 16kg of plastic bags, wrappers inside stomach: The cetacean, a female Cuvier's beaked whale measuring a little over 5 meters in length, washed up on a beach in Messanges in south-west France, which is on the Atlantic coast. : worldnews

Brazil is becoming a desert : videos (destroyed itself for short-term profit)

Lab grown meat company Memphis Meats announces new investment by the CEO of Whole Foods, that it's changing its name to UPSIDE Foods and that it will have lab grown chicken for sale this year. : worldnews

Nuclear reactions are increasing in an inaccessible chamber at Chernobyl : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/13/21 : boston - 2.40%+ 9 deatjs 616 new cases .83% posiive 45% fully vaxxed


Massachusetts ranked 3rd safest state amid COVID pandemic with high vaccination rate, low number of positive tests : boston

CDC expected to ease up guidance on indoor mask-wearing - The Boston Globe : boston

Secret Service recovers $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds. : politics

Ohio governor announces vaccinated residents will be eligible to win $1 million : politics


Ambulance staff filmed 'throwing COVID corpses' into Ganges River : worldnews
Global Media Slams Modi Govt For Prioritizing $1.8B New Parliament Building Over Covid-19 Battered People : worldnews (Modifuck is jealous of Erdofuck)
India's Home Minister Amit Shah has disappeared in hiding ever since the Second wave of Covid 19 hit India : worldnews
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin donates $1 billion towards India's COVID fight : worldnews
US Customs Wants Indians To Stop Carrying Cow Dung in Their Luggage : worldnews (imagine if Trump had said, "just eat some cow shit" he's still be Pres)

Impossible to hold Olympics during pandemic, Japan doctors union warns

COVID-19 spirals out of control in Nepal: Every emergency room is now full : worldnews


B.C. to refuse driver's licence renewals to people with unpaid COVID-19 fines : worldnews


[Australia] Morrison government rushes through new laws that allow lifetime detention of refugees : worldnews ... For those who aren't familiar with Our Glorious Leader, our PM is a rabid pentecostal Christian who seriously believes he was ordained by God to govern. In other words, he's a dead-set cunt ... If by "god" you mean Rupert Murdoch, that's actually true


Taiwan's lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labour and other abuses, contrasting with the government's promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon : worldnews

Xinjiang birth rates have fallen faster than any other territory on earth: report : worldnews

Afghanistan School Attack: Death Toll Rises, As Do Fears Over Sending Girls To School : worldnews (which was the point)

Putin's Wagner Group mercenaries killed kids, raped and tortured women like animals & executed men in mosques

Azerbaijani forces 'advance 3 km into Armenia' : worldnews ... fun fact: Israel and Azerbaijan are allies

UN confirms military forces blocking aid in Ethiopia's Tigray following CNN investigation : worldnews


Joe Biden Says Israel Has 'Right To Defend Itself' Amid Conflict With Palestine : worldnews ("Netanyahu has to right to defend himself against losing the election, just like Trump" Biden said)
Israeli military draw up plan for ground invasion of Gaza : worldnews
Israel-Gaza violence: Israel combat troops amass at Gaza border : worldnews
Israel rejects Hamas truce offer; ministers vote to intensify Gaza strikes : worldnews
Netanyahu: 'This Is Just the Beginning' of Israeli Airstrikes on Hamas : worldnews (a week after he loses the election) ... Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people
Israel Levels A Third Tower Building In Gaza CityAnd Militant Groups Respond With Rockets
Everything lost in an eye blink: Gaza towers targeted by Israel
Images show Gaza building destroyed by missiles from IDF jet
Mob 'lynching of Palestinian' aired live on Israeli TV : worldnews
'We're watching a lynching': Jewish crowd in Israel beats Arab man as country erupts in unrest - Jewish Telegraphic Agency : worldnews
"2 for 100, 3 for 75." - Israeli soldier posts video of bound and blindfolded Palestinians on Instagram story, implies they're for sale : worldnews ... Boy, for people who live in a state created as a reaction to widespread dehumanization and the violence it caused, there sure are a lot of Israelis who enjoy dehumanizing others
Thirty more Palestinian civilians are killed after other airstrikes are executed by Israel in Gaza, bringing the death toll to 62. : worldnews
Israel rejects Egypt's ceasefire proposal for conflict with Gaza : worldnews
Israel must be taught a lesson, Erdogan tells Putin : worldnews
Air Canada cancels flights to Israel amid fighting : worldnews


'Champions League of tax avoidance:' Uber used 50 Dutch shell companies to dodge taxes on nearly $6 billion in revenue, report says : worldnews

Israeli flags burned outside 2 German synagogues, 'Free Palestine' spray-painted on another in Spain : worldnews

Bertrand Heilbronn, head of a Palestine Solidarity group in France arrested for plans to organize rally in solidarity with Palestinians : worldnews
Macron's party bans Muslim candidate for wearing hijab in poster : worldnews

Bankers quit London as Brexit relocations to EU step up : worldnews
Calderdale child sexual exploitation: 29 men charged : worldnews (muzfuckers, literally)


Texas officials knew foster children were illegally placed in an unsafe shelter. It didn't end until a whistleblower came forward : politics
DHS says Donald Trump's border wall construction 'blew large holes' in flood protection levees : politics

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom - Bloomberg
2018 tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found glaring problems: An eighth-grader could have hacked into that system, consultant says : technology
The gas shortage is another recent example of Americans making things worse for one another - The Washington Post


Biden threatens to pass huge infrastructure bill without Republicans if needed after high stakes White House meeting : politics
McConnell privately assures GOP that Kyrsten Sinema will kill Biden's tax hike: report : politics
Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights : politics (Fuckchining your democracy)

American Unemployment Insurance Is a National Disgrace. It's Time to Federalize It. : politics

Warren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' : politics

Trump-Biden Was Worst Presidential Polling Miss in 40 Years, Panel Says - WSJ Surveys overstated Democrats support up and down the ballot, as some voters were less inclined to participate in polls ... Democrats were more willing to answer polls than were Republicans

124 retired generals and admirals question Biden's mental health | TheHill We must always have an unquestionable chain of command ... and seemingly challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. (traitor fucks said Trump was paragon of mental health)

Trump wanted troops to protect his supporters at Jan. 6 rally : politics
Trump asked for troops to do 'whatever was necessary' to protect demonstrators who went on to storm the Capitol : politics
Trump wanted troops to protect his supporters at Jan. 6 rally : politics
` Trump Told Christopher Miller: Do 'Whatever Is Necessary' to Protect Demonstrators Ahead of Capitol Riot : politics
Trump's defense secretary confirms he didn't approve plan to deploy National Guard until after Pence called himover 3 hours after the Capitol riot began
Trumps defense secretary suddenly backs off blaming him for Capitol riot
Pelosi says GOP downplaying Capitol riot sick and beyond denial

Ex-WH counsel McGahn to testify behind closed doors about Trump efforts to obstruct Russia investigation : politics (only the "unredacted" portions of the Mueller report)
Potential Trump indictment moves closer with McGahn agreement to testify to Congress : politics ... The wheels of justice grind my teeth at night
Prosecutors probing Trump Organisation issue subpoena for private school where finance chief's grandchildren go, report says : politics

GOP downplays Jan. 6 violence: Like a 'normal tourist visit' : politics
Riot Video Contradicts GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde's Denial Of Capitol Riot : politics
Body-cam footage shows Capitol rioter celebrating as D.C. cop is beaten and Tasered: "I got one!"
Exclusive: Newly obtained bodycam footage shows moment DC police officer attacked by pro-Trump rioters - CNNPolitics Newly obtained bodycam footage shows moment DC police officer attacked by pro-Trump rioters
At hearing, Republicans recast Jan. 6 rioters as victims - Roll Call : Gosar, Hice cast aspersions on law enforcement
Congressman Paul Gosars Stunning Defense Of The January 6 Rioters (R.Fuckazona)

Palm Beach planning for possibility of Trump indictment: report : politics ... His own Mar-a-Gitmo. Sounds suitable.

Kevin McCarthy says no one is questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election. That's not true. : politics
Kevin McCarthy: Liz Cheney ouster to White House in a day - The Washington Post
America urgently needs a real investigation of the Trump regime -- or it will all happen again | We recently learned that Trump's minions spied on reportersand no one cares. These crimes must not be forgotten
GOP Actively Constructing Alternate Reality to Support Trump's Election Fraud Fantasy : politics
Opinion: The GOPs past election lies led to Trump's big one : politics ... Republicans have won the popular vote in the presidential election once in the past 8 elections. They know they have to cheat to win. This narrative helps pass laws that legalize cheating.

The stampede away from the GOP begins

The GOP just handed Liz Cheney a megaphone : politics
With Cheney out and Stefanik likely in, Republicans decide to live and die with the Big Lie : politics
Republicans' Overthrow of Liz Cheney Risks Worsening Their Headaches
White House: 'Disturbing' to see Cheney booted for telling the truth : politics
Liz Cheney Is Still the Distillation of All That I Distrust in Never Trump Republicans : politics ... Liz Cheney remains the person who saw nothing wrong with the former president*'s policies 92 percent of the time he was in office. Prior to that, she spent a lot of time being birther-curious during the Obama years, defending her inexcusable father's relentless attack on the very rule of law that she is now being fulsomely praised for defending, mongering war, carpetbagging her way into Congress from a state where nobody lives, and being an unusually vehement modern conservative hatchetperson.
Nicolle Wallace on Liz Cheney: She sees her own party as a threat to democracy, and a threat to our national security : politics
Liz Cheney's Stand Had Nothing to Do With Principle. Ask Her Sister. : politics

Remember the classics - Lawyers, Guns & Money The new cohort of wingnuts entering Congress is so kooky and reactionary we tend to lose sight of the similarly reactionary and kooky crackpots who have been around forever: (the psychotic party)

Howard Dean Explains Why Most Politicians In The GOP 'Are No Longer Americans' : politics
More than 100 Republicans, including former governors and lawmakers, are threatening to form a third party if the GOP doesn't split from Trump : politics

Pelosi calls for investigation into Marjorie Taylor Greene's history of harassment after AOC attack : politics

Gaetz braces as reporter reads confession letter in sex crime probe : politics
Gaetz associate signals he will plead guilty in federal case, a worrisome development for the congressman : politics

Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns : politics

Judge Who Struck Down Eviction Moratorium Lives In Nearly $3 Million, 6-Bedroom Home : politics (Trumpster)

All five Maricopa County supervisors to be subpoenaed Monday over audit : politics ... Senate Republican leaders are setting the stage for a new legal fight with Maricopa County (why didn't you cheat for us?")

Local Oregon GOP Invited Proud Boy Security Team to Guard a Secret Meeting : politics
Multnomah County Oregon GOP Invited Security Run By Proud Boy Associate Daniel Tooze to Guard a Secret Meeting As the party went further off the deep end, residents were spooked by what they described as paramilitary-style outsiders.

Open carry of weapons now prohibited at rallies, Capitol : politics (WA)


Tomi Lahren doesn't ike it when iberals throw eggs and call her Nazi Barbie ... I think rehydrated Conway is my personal fav.

Economic Dislocation and the Trumpian Appeal - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Grievance merchants - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The late Antonin Scalia writing an angry letter to the University of Virginia rejecting any of their honors because two of his sons did not get the admissions to the university to which they had an inalienable entitlement (although one of them was dumb enough that his rejection was OK apparently) is pretty much contemporary American conservatism in a nutshell:
Ian Millhiser on Twitter: "This is bizarre for so many reasons. But I'm really struck by the fact that three of Scalia's children were rejected by UVA, but Scalia told the university that he thought only two of them were mistreated. Imagine being the Scalia kid that dad thought UVA was right to reject." / Twitter

Guest Post: Judis Priest - Lawyers, Guns & Money Which is why its so absolutely enraging that Josh Marshall continues to hand the keys to John Judis to publish execrable columns there, which are poorly edited, wildly out of step with the coverage of the rest of the site, and substantively, shall we say ... questionable. (Judis erases racisim from Brexit, warns democrats about "consequences." another flash in the pan way past the time of his myth, see Kevin Drum. Mickey Kaus, and on the dark side, Glenn Greenfuck)

American Idol boots finalist Caleb Kennedy over video featuring a KKK-style hood

Ellen DeGeneres Says Toxic Workplace Claims Were Orchestrated in First Interview After Announcing Show's End : television



People Expected Police Behavior to Change After George Floyd's Murder. The Numbers Tell a Different Story : politics
Police Killings Didn't Decline After George Floyd's Murder | TIME Black people were 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population; they were three times more likely to be killed by police than white people, more likely to be unarmed and less likely to be threatening someone when killed


Intel says it has solved a key bottleneck in quantum computing. : worldnews

Scientists find liquid water inside a meteorite, revealing clues about the early solar system. : worldnews (a Nestle bottle)

Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing - A paralyzed individual hit 90 characters per minute, 99% accuracy. : technology


Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. On a banjo. : videos

David Bowie as Tilda Swinton and Tilda Swinton as David Bowie : pics

Interstellar theme with my 7 yr old daughter : videos



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Nearly a fifth of Earth's surface transformed since 1960 : worldnews

German Cabinet approves landmark climate bill. The German government has approved a bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate with the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2045. : worldnews

Animals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK law : worldnews

Shark Advocates Cheer UK's Banning Of Shark Fin Trade : worldnews

Idaho is going to kill 90% of the state's wolves. Thats a tragedy -- and bad policy

Lab-grown meat firms attract sixfold increase in investment : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/12/21 : boston - 2.87%+ 13 deaths 626 new cases .87% positive 44% fully vaxxed

As of May 4, 257,511 Boston residents have been fully vaccinated. That's 44.3% of the City's population age 16 and older. Keep it up, Boston! : boston


Chernobyl moment: The Covid-19 pandemic may have been prevented had the world acted a month earlier - Global health systemunfitfor purpose and major reform needed, concludes independent review
Covid pandemic was preventable, says WHO-commissioned report : worldnews
Expert panel says mistakes led to coronavirus pandemic, but stops short of holding countries, leaders to account - The Washington Post

People Arent Addicted to Wearing Masks, Theyre Traumatized
Anti-Maskers Ready to Start Maskingto Protect Themselves From the Vaccinated (sell them a vaccine against the vaccine!)
They Haven't Gotten a Covid Vaccine Yet. But They Aren't Hesitant Either ... another group that has yet to get shots, and their reasons are more complex ... some 30 million American adults who are open to getting a Covid vaccine have not yet managed to actually do so. (too busy to protect themselves and their children and parents from death)

Why we can't have nice things - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A substantial faction of the country, mostly overlapping with the Republican Party, are some of the whiniest pissbabies in the world:
James Surowiecki on Twitter: ""Here's an extra $2000 a year if you just get this shot that will protect you, and those around you, from a potentially deadly virus." (Refucks:) "You bastards! I hate you!"" / Twitter

Rethinking Work - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I don't know what to make of the seemingly widespread choice by a lot of low-wage workers to not go back to their crappy jobs. There's been a ton of stories on this, mostly from Republicans and employers complaining that unemployment benefits are giving workers too much power to not work and thus they need to end



Indonesia finds China's Sinovac 100% effective against death in 28-day real world study : worldnews

Mum's internet research on vaccines doesn't make her an expert, court decides : worldnews The mother told the court she had a degree in biblical counselling and her strongest objection to the vaccines was on religious grounds.

COVID In India: Sorrow Turns To Anger At Prime Minister Modi's Pandemic Response : NPR : worldnews (let's have more Hindufuck million person "festivals")
Indian government says 5G doesn't cause COVID-19. Also points out India has no 5G networks : worldnews


Canadians fed up with unwanted American border crossers who think the pandemic is a farce. : worldnews


Myanmar beauty queen takes up arms against junta - France 24 : worldnews


Japan, US, France hold first joint drills on Japanese land : worldnews
Softbank just shocked its critics by landing the biggest profit in the history of a Japanese company : worldnews
A beautiful female biker was actually a 50-year-old man using FaceApp. After he confessed, his followers liked him even more.


The Taliban have seized a district from Afghan government forces on the outskirts of Kabul, ahead of a three-day ceasefire agreed between the warring sides, officials said : worldnews

US officials believe Russia may be behind the suspected directed-energy attacks that are getting government employees sick around the world, report says : worldnews

Iran has enriched uranium to up to 63% purity, IAEA says : worldnews
US Coast Guard ship fired around 30 warning shots at Iranian fast boats in latest tense encounter : worldnews


US Halts Statement By UN Security Council On Escalation In Israel-Palestinian Tensions - The draft statement would call on Israel to cease settlement activities, demolitions and evictions including in east Jerusalem : worldnews (it's not an invasion, just a little "settlement activity")
US opposition blocks UN Security Council statement on Condemning Jerusalem violence.14 out of 15 UN Security Council members supported the statement. : worldnews (Jews for Hitlere out in force)
Netanyahu declares state of emergency in Lod due to widespread and violent rioting. This is the first use of emergency powers over an Arab community in Israel since the end of the military administration over the Arabs of Israel in 1966. : worldnews
Israel calls on Biden administration to stay out of Jerusalem crisis : worldnews (said the dicktofucker who meddled in US elections)
Israel air strike fells Gaza tower block with 38 dead as 'full-scale war' feared : worldnews
Eleven more Palestinian civilians are killed after other airstrikes are executed by Israel in Gaza, bringing the death toll to 43; Among the victims there are a 5-year-old child and their parents who died as a residential building collapsed after being bombed. : worldnews
Largest 13 story residential building in Gaza collapses after Israeli airstrike : worldnews (why yes, Hitler had some good points, some Jews say)
Israel names four Hamas commanders killed in Gaza strikes : worldnews
Israeli energy pipeline hit as Iron Dome fails to intercept missile : worldnews
Conflict in Israel & Palestine - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Twitter Said It Restricted Palestinian Writer's Account by Accident : worldnews


Queen announces that voters will need photo ID for general elections in Britain : worldnews


Reality Winner was the FBI's 'head on a pike' for Trump. Its time to set her free. By Margaret Sullivan (Greenfuck's Intercept fucked her over)

Biden signs executive order to improve government response to cyberattacks - ABC News The order is aimed at modernizing the government's response to cyberattacks.

White House to Investigate Brain Injuries Within C.I.A. - The New York Times The Biden administration has begun more aggressively investigating episodes that left spies, diplomats, soldiers and others with brain injuries.

Biden officials testify that white supremacists are greatest domestic security threat : politics

Former U.S. Military Leaders Sign Bizarre Open Letter Pushing Election Lies | HuffPost Over 120 retired generals and admirals signed on to a letter falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen in a move other veterans say erodes democratic norms. (and jfc, Poinfucxter and his pipe in a movie playing in his head)

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis : politics (priorities, man)

CPI April 2021: Inflation speeds up in April as consumer prices leap 4.2%


Opinion | This Might Be the Year D.C. Becomes a State - The New York Times undefined (Republicans say repealing slavery was a "power grab")

Opinion: It's time for Democrats to force Joe Manchin to show his hand : politics

Democrats Can Keep the House in 2022. Really. : politics
Why We Need To Increase The Size Of The House Of Representatives : politics

Trumps Pentagon chief attributes Capitol breach to organized conspiracy (so lock them all up)
Republican loyal to Trump claims Capitol riot looked more like 'normal tourist visit' The comments by Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., during a House Oversight Committee marked the latest attempt by some Republicans to revise the narrative around the deadly Capitol riot.
House Democrats eye vote next week to form Jan. 6 commission : politics
Trump's Ex-Pentagon Chief Chris Miller Expected to Turn On Him At Capitol Riot Hearing : politics
The patriots of 1/6 - Lawyers, Guns & Money Over the past five months, the violent insurrection unleashed by Donald Trump on the United States capitol and Congress on January 6th has undergone quite a special metamorphosis inside the right wing epistemic bubble. (nah, they were always traitors, media believed their convenient facade)
New low Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a promoter of the Big Lie, just mounted a full-throated defense of the Capitol rioters. He called them "peaceful patriots," and condemned the fact that they are now under DOJ investigation. He also decried that some of them are in jail.
John King on Twitter: "GOP thematics at Jan. 6 hearing so far: Trump did nothing wrong, Trump supporters lost lives that day, was mostly a peaceful protest for free elections, law enforcement overly zealous investigating now. Some parallel universes are dangerous - to the truth and to democracy." / Twitter
"J don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election - Kevin McCarthy

The function of criticism at the present time - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I have zero sympathy for Liz Cheney: she did everything she could to help re-elected the man who said over and over again that he would not recognize the legitimacy of any election he lost, so getting tossed because she objected to Donald Trump doing exactly what Donald Trump always said he would do doesnt make her even a cut-rate martyr. not the issue here. The issue is that the various local, state, and national organs of the Republican party are going to steal the 2024 presidential election, unless they are stopped
Laura Bassett on Twitter: "I can't believe a congresswoman just stood up on the House Floor and said that Biden won the election--an insane thing to have to declare in a speech in the 1st place-- and all her colleagues walked out on her and she's getting demoted. It's just absolutely bananas" / Twitter
Maddow Spots The Stat That Proves Cheney Purge Is Just Another Supplication To Trump. It's about performative sycophancy, bending the knee abjectly, to Donald Trump, said the MSNBC anchor. : politics

House Republicans oust Cheney from leadership for calling out Trumps false election claims
Megathread: House Republicans Remove Liz Cheney From Leadership Position : politics
'I will not sit back': In fiery speech, Rep. Liz Cheney calls Trump a 'threat' : politics
Liz Cheney: Trump is a threat America has never seen before : politics
All but One Republican Lawmaker Left the Floor During Liz Cheney's Speech Against Trump, CNN Reports : politics (stuck their fingers in their ears and ran screaming out of the room)
Opinion | Vote against Liz Cheney proves GOP's only ideology now is revenge : politics
Ousting Liz Cheney from GOP leadership is mistake a focus group - Axios
'Rationals' vs. 'radicals': Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party | Reuters
Canceling the anti-insurrectionists in the GOP proves Republicans never cared about "free speech" : politics
GOP Hypocrisy Over Cancel Culture Laid Bare in MSNBC Supercut : politics (cancel all Republicans and send them to hell)

Schumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP : politics
Over 100 Republicans, Including Former Officials, Threaten to Split from GOP - The New York Times
Over 100 Republicans, including former officials, threaten to split from G.O.P. : politics (cancelling themselves)
Flake: No greater offense than honesty in today's Republican Party : politics
'Disturbing and reckless': Retired brass spread election lie in attack on Biden, Democrats : politics and retired Vice Adm. John Poindexter, who was the deputy national security adviser for President Ronald Reagan and was convicted in the Iran-Contra Affair ... the A-team ... (and Trump capitalizations)


Several Women Paid By Gaetz Buddy Say He Pressured Them To Have Sex And Do Drugs : politics
Report: Matt Gaetz's Intern Ex-Girlfriend May Soon Be Cooperating With the Feds : politics ... Everytime i reflect on my high school dating challenges, i just remember that gaetz didnt get a high school gf until he was 38 ... These jokes will never get old. Much like Gaetz's girlfriends.
4 Women Say Matt Gaetz's Wingman Pressured Them To Have Sex : politics

Ted Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subject : politics

Marjorie Taylor Greene ripped apart after calling Squad the 'Jihad Squad' and saying they should be removed from Members who support terrorism don't belong in Congress the Georgia Republican wrote. Twitter was quick to bring up the Capitol riot
Marjorie Taylor Greene ripped apart after calling Squad Jihad and saying they should be removed from Members who support terrorism t belong in the Georgia Republican wrote. Twitter was quick to bring up the Capitol riot : politics
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9 of 9 GOP Senators Agree That Voters Waiting in Line Should Not Be Given Food or Water -- "Republicans would rather have you starve than vote," said one critic.

Utterly shameful : Andrew Yang ripped by AOC, NYC Muslims over support for Israeli airstrikes (YangBanger)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips Andrew Yang for his chest-thumping Israel statement and mocks his rejection from a Ramadan event : politics
Rashida Tlaib: US tax dollars shouldn't support Israeli apartheid : politics

Dr Fauci once again schools Rand Paul after GOP senator peddles Covid misinformation | You are saying things that are not correct, says infuriated NIAID director : politics (creepy little refuck moron)

GOP lawmaker floats bill to register and fine 'fact checkers' (only Republican lies will be allowed)
After spreading false claims, Michigan Republican wants to register, fine fact-checkers: 'You better be right' (and fuck your so-called First Amendment, said the liar)

No one likes Caitlyn Jenner according to bleak new poll Caitlyn Jenner has managed to disappoint the right, the left, and LGBTQ people in her short campaign. Almost no one supports her. (well, that worked)
Caitlyn Jenner busted in bizarre lie after county records show she voted in last election after all : politics (oh, lying bitch voted for Trumpster)


Police shootings of children spark new outcry, calls for training to deal with adolescents in crisis - Washington Post - most children shot by police are minorities and less likely to be armed than adults shot by police

Judge: Chauvin Treated Floyd With 'Particular Cruelty,' Should Get Longer Sentence

Courtroom Access and the Pandemic - Lawyers, Guns & Money Here in San Francisco, over 100 people are still languishing in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial the majority have been waiting over a month, and some for many months past their deadlines. The unlawful pretrial incarceration of hundreds of people, who are presumed innocent, is not just a matter of moral, ethical, and human rightsSan Francisco Courts are flagrantly violating the law.

A Good Guy With A Gavel Beats Bad Guys With Guns. Texas Judge Denies NRA Bankruptcy; Clears Way for New York to Proceed Breaking Up the Wounded Firearms Lobby : politics



It's a Home in Brooklyn. What Could It Cost? $100,000? - The New York Times Shaun Donovan and Raymond J. McGuire, candidates for mayor of New York, were way, way off when asked to estimate the median home price in the borough. ... Only Andrew Yang, who has been criticized in the past for seeming out of touch with the citys issues, guessed correctly: $900,000 ... among the things that can be purchased in Brooklyn for $100,000 or less, according to the website Zillow: a parking space and two vacant lots.

Ellen DeGeneres announces her daytime talk show will end in 2022


Dentistry and American Healthcare - Lawyers, Guns & Money perhaps the single stupidest part of this broken healthcare system we have in the United States is that dentistry is considered a separate category. Why do we take one part of the body and separate the health care necessary for it from the health care necessary for the rest of the body? This is utterly, completely nonsensical. And it has real life and quite significant consequences on people. (Dentists: "your health is not part of your mouth")


Divine Gender Inequality: A Study of Mythological Degradation of Hindu Women in India by Jayasree Jayan, K. C. Sankaranarayanan :: SSRN Ideal women of India are appreciated based on her kulinisam and characters like fidelity, chastity, servitude towards her husband and his family, obeisance, non fickle mind behavior, honesty, purity and many more. By fascinating and conditioning women based on these characteristics given by the society, Indian masculine egotism made women a dump driven cattle from womb to tamp. For that they used and made many ideals with help of folkways, Epics, Puranas and smrithis. Myths and mythology is having a big role in women degradation of India and This paper focuses its attention on the position of India women related mythology and the role of such myths in women's position degradation. (also, see funeral pyres and burning live women)


Promising new Alzheimer's treatment could help cure the disease twenty years before first symptoms emerge : worldnews


A Mind Blowing Mechanical Work Of Art - 3D Printed Tri-Axial Tourbillon - YouTube



051121

A new study on air pollution and agriculture finds "dietary shifts toward more plant-based foods that maintain protein intake and other nutritional needs could reduce agricultural air quality-related mortality by 68 to 83 percent." : science

An area of forest the size of France has regrown naturally across the world in the last 20 years, a study suggests. : worldnews

The Charcoal Supply Chain - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... So this leads us to the next question -- where does your charcoal come from? Is it sustainable? The answer seems to be that no, you are pretty much burning up the tropics to make your burgers.


Covid-19: Global Cases Fall but the Virus Is Surging in Countries That Lack Vaccines - The New York Times
CDC's slow, cautious Covid-19 messaging seems out of step with moment
A Misleading C.D.C. Number - The New York Times - "less than 10 percenof Covid-19 transmission was occurring outdoors."
What's Behind the Vaccine Slowdown? - Daily shots are plummeting. Is it the FDA's fault, or the inevitable result of America's stubbornly high vaccine resistance?
Health experts: Vaccinated people can relax about their Covid-19 risk - Vox


MA COVID-19 Data 5/11/21 : boston - 2.39%+ 0 deaths 472 new cases 1.13% positive 44$ fully vaxxed
Massachusetts reports ZERO new covid deaths. : boston


Dozens of bodies believed to be Covid-19 victims have washed up on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India as the pandemic spreads into India's vast rural hinterland. Locals believe bodies were dumped in river because cremation sites are overwhelmed. : worldnews
Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases : worldnews
Cow dung cakes found in baggage of Indian passenger at US airport, destroyed : worldnews
Hospitals across India report Covid-19 patients with rare deadly black fungus that decays brains and lungs. Dozens of hospitals across India have started to report cases of Coronavirus patients being hit by a rare black fungus which has a mortality rate of about 50 per cent. : worldnews
Mucormycosis: The 'black fungus' maiming Covid patients in India : worldnews
Covid Rules Tossed Aside At Muslim Cleric's Funeral in India, Tens of Thousands Attend - NDTV : worldnews (Covid the anti-religion virus)

The Latest: N Korea again claims no coronavirus infections : worldnews

Canadian politician says link exists between anti-maskers and far-right extremism : worldnews

Italian woman accidentally given six shots of Covid-19 vaccine : worldnews

Zero Covid deaths recorded yesterday for England, Scotland and NI : worldnews


100 Days Since Myanmar's Coup: Looming Economic Collapse, Poverty and Hunger : worldnews

China demands cancellation of UN meeting on Uyghurs : worldnews
Army of fake fans online boosts China's global messaging : worldnews
China deletes 2 million online posts for "historical nihilism" : worldnews (mentioning "Tienamen Square Massacre 1989"
7 Apple suppliers in China have links to forced labor programs, including the use of Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang, according to a new report : worldnews
China's population growing at slowest rate in generations : worldnews
No Religion in Tibetan Schools, China Tells Parents : worldnews

Taiwan says China is 'maliciously' blocking it from WHO : worldnews

Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital : worldnews
Grief and despair in Afghanistan neighbourhood as it buries girls killed in bombings : news

Up to 9 Killed in Russia School Shooting : worldnews


US ship fires 30 warning shots after Iranian vessels approach fleet | US military : worldnews

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill 20 people, including nine children, Palestinian officials say : worldnews
The Gaza based Hamas terror group said on Tuesday that it had fired 137 rockets in a space of five minutes against targets in Israel. : worldnews
41 Israelis injured after rockets strike homes in Ashkelon, Ashdod : worldnews
6 Injured, Over 250 Rockets Fired on Israel; IDF Strikes Gaza Targets : worldnews
Instagram, Twitter deleting posts about Palestine, blame it on "glitch". : worldnews
"Not $1"!!!!! Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), urges end to complicit Israeli abuses. Her latest bill, aims to get guarantees that US aid is not used in abuses against Palestinian children, the destruction of Palestinian property...I hope a "glitch" doesn't happen to this post : worldnews (someone call the ADL and AIPAC)
Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israels colonialist project
The latest Israel-Palestine crisis isn't a 'real estate dispute.' It's ethnic cleansing. Palestinians are under threat of eviction from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah to make way for Jewish settlers. (stop already with the "settler" shit, they're "genocidal invaders")


The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that "civil war" was brewing over his "concessions" to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite : worldnews

UK to ban LGBT conversion therapy and provide more support : worldnews


Colonial, the largest network of pipelines in the US has had to suspend activity due to a cyber attack, of an unknown author, the company said in a statement. colonial supplies 45 percent of the east coast : worldnews
Gas outages reported in Big Bend and south Georgia after pipeline shut down
Ransomware attack on pipeline pushes up U.S. gas prices to nearly $3 a gallon : news
Gas supplies dwindle in U.S. Southeast, prices climb due to pipeline outage | Reuters
Colonial Pipeline hack exposes ransomware pandemic - Axios (15 yrs to prepare, didn't want to spend the money)

Claims of Secret Microwave Weapons Causing 'Havana Syndrome' Don't Add Up Scientifically (yeah, right)

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

Democrats election overhaul is expected to clear a major hurdle, but it faces a filibuster in the Senate.

Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate Corps : politics

US millionaire CEOs saw 29% pay raise while pay decreased workers decreased
Jeff Bezos buys $500m superyacht so big it comes with a support yacht : news

1 million people sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage after Biden reopens exchange : politics

Five Former IRS Chiefs Say Biden's Plan Would Make Tax System Far Fairer : politics

Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar push for permanent free school lunch : politics

Republicans are "actively" destroying democracy, says former Pence adviser : politics
Former RNC Chair Agrees GOP Is One Of The World's Largest Anti-Democracy Forces : politics
Opinion: The biggest threat to America is the Republican break with reality : politics
Refusal to accept reality is doing unquestionable damage to democracy : politics
Corporate America Has Been Shoving Fascism Down Our Throats for Decades: America does have a serious fascism problem, but it goes way beyond the kinds of authoritarianism displayed by people like Donald Trump, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, or Tom Cotton. : politics

State Department Covid review blasts 'void of U.S. international leadership' under Trump and Pompeo : politics
State Dept Spokesperson Under Fire for 'Spineless' Refusal to Condemn Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza : politics
Joe Biden Can't Duck the Jerusalem Crisis While Palestinians Die : politics

Rahm Emanuel to be appointed US ambassador to Japan | Financial Times
Eschaton: Over/Under On A "Rahm Doing A Racism" Incident? 6 months? -- Joe Biden has picked former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to be his ambassador to Japan. -- 6 days, probably

Report: McCarthy Privately Faces Backlash Within House GOP For Helping To Oust Cheney : politics
This is the most repulsive GOP scam about Liz Cheney yet (doesn't support the new "working class" Refuck party)
Republican Joni Ernst accuses party of cancel culture over Liz Cheney ousting - Senator says McCarthy trying to silence others in the party in service of Trump : politics
Republicans are ousting Cheney all because Trump wouldn't concede : politics
Could McCarthy face a Cheney backlash?
The House GOPs Trump trap
The significance of the Liz Cheney auto-da-fe - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... We are on the precipice of a massive constitutional crisis. If Republicans control Congress in January of 2025 they will not certify the victory of a Democratic candidate in the previous Novembers election (concentration camp time)

How Close Are We to Criminal Charges for Donald Trump? : politics
Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump
Twitter was Trump's megaphone. His new blog isn't as powerful. Social media data collected by NBC News found little engagement with the posts, which hints at the effectiveness of deplatforming.
Trump family members got inappropriately close to Secret Service agents, book claims | Donald Trump | The Guardian Concerns over bonds involving Trump's then daughter in-law Vanessa and daughter Tiffany revealed in Carol Leonnig's Zero Fail (like Deaddy like kids)

Man who claimed 'Foxitis' prompted him to rush Capitol says he believed 'America was being robbed of a president' : politics
Capitol Police turned attention from 200 Proud Boys gathered on Jan. 6, lawmaker says : politics

Where in the World is Q? Clues from Image Metadata - bellingcat (looking Chinesey)
The Rise of Private Spies What happens when online investigators and detectives-for-hire take on intelligence work?

Federal investigators press for cooperation from two key witnesses in Gaetz probe : politics

Republicans Have Made It Harder To Vote In 11 States So Far : politics
'Ill-informed and cruel': Growing number of GOP-led states move to end Covid unemployment benefits : politics ... These state governments are literally turning away free money from the Feds to keep you in abject poverty.

Sorry, Sen. Paul Boyer. You can't disown the Arizona election audit now : politics
Real purpose of pro-Trump AZ ballot circus seen in plans to take it on the road : politics
Mostly anonymous group asks Arizona court to void elections, install it in office : politics
Inside Arizona's election audit, GOP fraud fantasies live on : politics

Republicans block proposal to let voters standing in line receive water at the polls : politics

WORST-period-STATE-period-EVER-period : PoliticalHumor

Amanda Chase, who pushed Trump to declare martial law, loses GOP nomination for Virginia governor : politics

The Supreme Court faces an important showdown over abortion this week - Vox The Court has been surprisingly hesitant to weigh in on abortion. But a pending case is likely to force its hand. (once again, tnx, RBG)

Lindsey Graham warns those trying to erase Donald Trump from the party will get "erased" : politics (Lindsey Eraserhead)

Ossoff introduces bill to roll back Georgia law on giving voters water : politics (and that's it)

Why are so many Republican women holding guns in their campaign ads? : politics (dick envy)

QAnon Has an Alarming New Plan to Steal Arizona for Trump It involves replacing all the state's elected officials. : politics

Opposition to Newsom recall grows as Jenner, GOP generate little support, poll finds : politics
Opposition grows for California Newsom recall; Caitlyn Jenner gets little support, poll finds - Los Angeles Times Even among Republicans, only 13% say they'd be inclined to vote for her,
Caitlyn Jenner didn't vote last year because she was busy golfing : politics

Tennessee Democratic lawmakers look back on legislative session | "We coddled conspiracy theorists, the racists, and the crazies," said one lawmaker. : politics

Column: North Carolina must end child marriage; it is never in a minor's best interest : politics

New Oklahoma Bill Bans Teaching About Racism Because It Causes "Discomfort" : politics (for Confederate ex-slaveholders)

Gov. Reeves Ending Federal Aid for Unemployed Mississippians, Rejecting Rescue ActFunds (owning the libs by killing the non-rich)

Texas's population boom should be a boon to Democrats. But Republicans are reaping the gains. Redistricting by the Republican-controlled legislature could help flip the House back to the GOP

Opinion | The biggest 2020 election surprise you probably never heard of - The Washington Post Asian American and Pacific Islander voters, whose surge in participation has largely been hidden in the initial post-election analysis.

Judge dismisses NRA's bankruptcy petition, allowing New York AG lawsuit to move forward - CNNPolitics

Can We Please Ditch The Term "Systemic Racism"? (McWorther reveals his true character, anti-"woke" bc "linguists" know all about "society")

CVS Health Quietly Made Massive Donation to Dark-Money Group Fighting Access to Care : politics

Sally Buzbee named executive editor of The Washington Post - The Washington Post

Staffers at The Appeal announced they had formed a union. Five minutes later, management announced layoffs ... In the last year, 38 people have left. The Appeal typically has a staff of around 50. The majority of those who left were people of color, and more than two-thirds were women.

Students for Trump founder sentenced for posing as lawyer - New York Daily News

Efforts to Weed Out Extremists in Law Enforcement Meet Resistance - The New York Times Oregon, California, Minnesota, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., are seeking to give law enforcement agencies more power to exclude officers with ties to extremist groups. (proud Nazis(

Alabama police officer convicted of murder still gets paid : news

Family to see more footage of North Carolina deputy shooting : news (a month later and only "some")

Melinda Gates met divorce lawyers when Epstein ties revealed: WSJ : news ... Microsoft founder Bill Gates met with Epstein on numerous occasions beginning in 2011, after Epstein had already been convicted of sex crimes,

The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia - The New York Times


Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones : science

Average total sperm concentration among men from Western countries has decreased by 59.3% since 1973, with no sign of halting, finds recent research. A new study asserts that sperm count actually varies within a wide range, much of which can be considered non-pathological and species-typical. : science

TIL that blue jays are in the Corvid family and are closely related to crows and ravens : todayilearned


How is Vodpod.com Now?
IoForth Software Official: Everything about A Better Life : All-in-One Movie Maker


What was the most hurtful thing a family member ever said to you? : AskReddit

What type of person really annoys the shit out of you? : AskReddit
Which group of snobs do you have the biggest problem with? : AskReddit


Amazon Removing Aukey, Other Brands After Massive Fake Review Allegations : technology



051021

After fireballs streaked across sky, space-junk sleuths got busyand hit the jackpot in Washington ... A NASA spokesperson said the federal space agency does not track debris from "Non-NASA missions" and directed inquiries to the 18th Space Control Squadron of the U.S. Space Force. (well, unless it's China)

Go back to your teepees First Nations people protecting old growth forest on Vancouver Island say they were attacked by forestry workers

Nuclear Reactions Have Started Again In The Chernobyl Reactor : worldnews


WHO classifies triple-mutant Covid variant from India as global health risk


14 Deaths, 427 Hospitalized, 18k Active Cases. 2.96m Fully Vaccinated. 24k Tests Reported with 446 New Confirmed Cases, 2.1% Non-Higher Ed Positivity, 1.3% Overall Positivity, and 0.10% Higher-Ed Positivity. Average Age of Cases was 10-19, Hospitalizations 60, and Deaths 70. May 10, 2021 : CoronavirusMa

MA Eases Coronavirus Restrictions: Here's What's Reopening; Outdoor road races and indoor singing are back as the state moves to the next phase of reopening in the coronavirus pandemic - Patch - May 10, 2021 : CoronavirusMa

Whopping 80 Percent Who Refuse Covid Vaccine Say NOTHING Can Change Their Minds -- But Theres Good News Too ... 79 percent (of the 80%) responded that nothing could make them change their minds about getting immunized (the good news they will die)
Tucker Carlson Should Let His Viewers Know If He Got Vaccinated, Says CNN Medical Analyst:I Am Tired of His Nonsense

Erectile Dysfunction Risk 6 Times Higher in Men With COVID : science (virus attacks the stupid and makes their dicks fall off)


When Covid Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story - The New York Times The government has been using its money and power to create an alternative to a global news media dominated by outlets like the BBC and CNN.

Bihar: Over 150 dead bodies reported of COVID fatalities dumped in Ganga : worldnews
India loses 116 medics in 25 days as infections surge to new highs : worldnews
Actor Rahul Vohra, 35, Dies Of COVID After Heart-Breaking Plea For Better Treatment : worldnews
India Covid: Kumbh Mela pilgrims turn into super-spreaders : worldnews

Dutch IKEA store asks customers without a mask to wear a yellow sticker, and Twitter erupts at the World War Two associations : worldnews

Hundreds party in Spain as coronavirus curfew ends in most of the country : worldnews

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro rode at the head of a large motorbike rally by his supporters on Sunday amid harsh criticism over his management of the coronavirus pandemic : worldnews


Five people stabbed in New Zealand supermarket : worldnews

Myanmar poet dies after detention, body returned with organs removed : worldnews

A Malaysian Tiktoker Triggers a National Debate Over Sexual Assault and Reforms : worldnews
Malaysia declares nationwide lockdown : worldnews

Olympics: Poll shows 60% of Japanese want Games cancelled : worldnews
Olympic official says Tokyo Games will go ahead, but admits opposition a concern : worldnews

China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births in Xinjiang : worldnews
A Chinese zoo found to have kept quiet for days after 3 leopards escaped. One big cat still on the loose. : worldnews

Activist from Bengal raped on way to join farmers' protest at Tikri; later dies due to Covid : worldnews

Missing Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny reappears after 3 days -agencies : worldnews

Death toll rises to 85 in Afghanistan girls' school bomb attack : worldnews
US trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan, sells as scrap : worldnews

Kidnapped Yemeni Model to Undergo Forced Virginity Test : worldnews (muzfuckiest muzfuckers)

Angry protests have broken out in Kyrgyzstan after a woman was abducted and killed in a case of "bride kidnapping".The illegal abduction of women for marriage is thought to be widespread in the country. : worldnews


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed several objections by the Biden administration over Israeli construction in Jerusalem, telling the Americans that the city is Israel's capital and not a settlement : worldnews (says Kushfucker told him so)
Jordan warns Israel against 'barbaric' attacks on mosque -statement : worldnews
Flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead in Jerusalem amid soaring tensions with Palestinians. : worldnews
Air raid sirens, explosions heard in Jerusalem amid tensions
Violence erupts at al-Aqsa mosque as Israel marks Jerusalem Day : worldnews
153 Palestinians in hospital after Jerusalem holy site clash : worldnews
Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel | | UN News : worldnews
More than 200 Palestinians hurt in Jerusalem holy site clash : worldnews

Gay man 'beheaded by relatives' in Iran in suspected honour killing : worldnews


Algeria to ban unauthorised protests : worldnews

French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter : worldnews
Ogre of Ardennes serial killer who murdered up to 30 women on verge of death in hospital : worldnews

Boris Johnson investigated over Caribbean holiday and flat renovation : worldnews

Women's rights advocates have hailed a recent court ruling that will ease restrictions on abortion in cases of rape in Ecuador, the latest country in Latin America to be swept up in the green wave abortion rights movement. : worldnews

Brazil: At least 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro shootout : worldnews
The Next Big COVID Disaster Could Be Here With slow vaccination rates, a huge population, and rife inequitiesthere is one obvious candidate for the next COVID hotbed after India -- Nigeria


Criminal group originating from Russia believed to be behind pipeline cyberattack : worldnews
Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang : news
Wake Up, People, We're Under Attack. Congress and the White House aren't Treating the Colonial Pipeline Security Breach Seriously Enough : politics
US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack : worldnews
Biden declares state of emergency over fuel cyber-attack : politics

There were at least 9 mass shootings across the US this weekend : worldnews ... now that Americans can no longer kill Americans with Covid they once again have to resort to guns. (wait 'til the SC gives gunz to babies)

Massive turnout drove Bidens 2020 victory


Bernie Sanders Urges Democrats to Pass Infrastructure Bill Without GOP Support : politics
'Sends a Terrible, Terrible Message': Sanders Rejects Top Dems' Push for a Big Tax Break for the Rich | "You can't be on the side of the wealthy and the powerful if you're gonna really fight for working families." : politics

Biden hits 63 percent approval rating in new AP poll : politics
AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response
White House releases first visitor logs since Obama : politics

Nothing Exposes the GOP's Cruelty More Than Its War on Medicaid Expansion : politics

AP Fact Check: Yes, Trump lost election despite what he says : politics
Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to quit last year over Trump's attempts to fire FBI Director Chris Wray : politics ... Oh look, Billy Barr leaking more stories to make himself look like one of the good guys.
Trump's grip over Republicans hardens as party cleaves to big election lie : politics
Researchers Say They've Uncovered a Massive Facebook Bot Farm from the 2020 Election : politics (Zuckerfucking America) (Ben Shapiro is a superstar)
Biden must not 'underestimate' Trump's chances of winning in 2024, says White House chief of staff Ron Klain : politics

Eschaton: We're In A Guild Not A Union #Notalljournalists, of course, but after decades of employment in their industry getting destroyed, and associated impact on the career paths of most of those that remain, the willingness of journalists run with "what if minimum wage workers have it TOO GOOD?" stories is a bit shocking and doesn't fill me with too much sympathy for this vital function.

The Atwater Papers - Lawyers, Guns & Money Jane Mayer has a good piece about Lee Atwaters unfinished memoir and the straight line between Reaganism and Trumpism:
White supremacists, theocrats, and other supporters of patriarchal reaction oppose democracy on principle - Lawyers, Guns & Money - David Atkins has a piece in the Washington Monthly warning that the anti-democratic tactics and strategy of the Republican party run the gamut from undermining democracy within the rules of the game to just tossing those rules aside if necessary: ... Republicans who are trying to undermine democracy because democracy is bad for their ideological commitments are being, in their own perverse way, completely principled about this. That is why they and their principles must be crushed

Liz Cheney is no defender of democracy: She and her party created a monster : politics
Now we're supposed to think Reagan, Bush and the Cheneys are cool? They got us here : politics


Josh Hawley and Ron Johnson Are Both a National Disgrace | Great minds can differ on which of the two men is the dumbest man in the Senate. : politics
A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally : politics
The 'Handmaiden of Trump': How Elise Stefanik Went From Moderate to MAGA : politics
Opinion: Republicans think they won't pay a price for assaulting democracy. Here's why. : politics ... Nixon, Reagan, Herbert Walker, GW, Dick Cheney, Bill Barr. We've a long cycle of no prices paid. (and tnx again, Barry)

The Cesspool that Gave Rise to Stephen Miller David Horowitz, the radical leftist turned fire-breathing Trumpist who mentored Stephen Miller, also found an admirer in anti-immigration pioneer and white supremacist John Tanton. ("turned" 50 yrs ago)
Stephen Miller's America First Legal wants courts to endorse white supremacy -- Miller is suing the Biden administration for giving aid to Black farmers. Really ... Miller, the turd that circles the bowl refusing to flush. (and evil is ugly)

We May Not Have a Full Two Years: DemocratsPlans Hinge on Good HealthIn a narrowly divided Congress, an illness or a death could upend the balance of power and threaten an ambitious agenda. (bc Rerucks never die)
We May Not Have a Full Two Years : Democrats' Plans Hinge on Good Health (nytimes.com) (Breyer, Feinfuck, etc)
A Trumpist faction of the Republican Attorneys General Association tied to events surrounding Jan. 6 is gaining steamwhile more moderate members are heading for the exits.
Opinion: Think Republicans in Washington are bad? They're far worse at the state level. : politics

'It makes us look like idiots': Arizona state senator disowns widely-criticized election recount after seeing it in action : politics ("I knew it was ridiculous, I just didn't know it would be THIS ridiculous" the state senator said)
Arizona Voting Review Faces More Questions - The New York Times (Start the Steal!)
Sheriff Goes Ballistic After Arizona Recounters Demand Access To County Passwords : politics

Trump's election fraud claims can be traced back to a Texas businessman who spent years falsely asserting that electronic voting machines manipulated votes : politics
How the election-fraud myth was spread by Russell Ramsland and the Texas security company ASOG - Washington Post Russell J. Ramsland Jr. sold everything from Tex-Mex food to light-therapy technology. Then he sold the story that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
Skewed and out of whack: Right-wing extremism flourishes in North Texas suburbs


Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Into Law, Activists Call for His Removal From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission : politics (just some good white guys defending their women's honor from uppity blacks)
Why Confederate Lies Live On : politics
Opinion: Republicans don't just lie to voters. They lie to themselves. : politics

Utah is going to grow more Trumpy : What a move further to the right means. New Republican Party leader was on U.S. Capitol grounds Jan. 6 during attempted insurrection

Tema Okun's "White Supremacy Culture" work is bad - Slow Boring (has nothig to do with race, the white lady said)

Biden administration revives anti-bias protections in health care for transgender people - The Washington Post (Refuck mofos)
Reversing Trump, US restores transgender health protections

California Governor Proposes $100 Billion Recovery Package, After State Records a $75 Billion Surplus : politics (owning the libs with Jenner)


Law Enforcement Groups Drive Anti-Protest Laws, New Analysis Shows : politics



After a hunger strike at Dartmouth, an external investigation clears a professor of wrongdoing - The Boston Globe - Maha Hasan Alshawi (the edge case)

At 16, Stodden was mocked and slut-shamed for marrying 50-year-old Doug Hutchison. As Stodden says, its taken years to free themself from hisand the media's abuse. (Joy Behar is a slut-shaming asshole)


TIL "There's roughly 100 firefighter arsonists convicted every year in North America and all of them are serial arsonists" : todayilearned (and cops like to kill people)


Child sexual abuse victims expressed happiness at their abuses being reported and heard. When children receive adequate counselling immediately after abuse, repair happens-both of their psychological and social self - The study recommends training in counselling for the police officers. : science

67% of participants who received three MDMA-assisted therapy sessions no longer qualified for a PTSD diagnosis, results published in Nature Medicine : science

Measuring time accurately increases the entropy in the universe: Keeping time accurately comes with a price. The maximum accuracy of a clock is directly related to how much disorder, or entropy, it creates every time it ticks. : science

TIL an analysis of dozens of ancient civilizations revealed that they only had an average lifespan of 340 years before reverting to a more primitive state, being absorbed into a stronger society, or disappearing completely. : todayilearned

TIL Large sections of Montana and Washington used to be covered by a massive lake held back by ice. When the ice broke it released 4,500 megatons of force, 90 times more powerful than the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated, moving 50 cubic miles of land. : todayilearned

Does the visual cortex get 're-purposed' in blind people? : askscience


Whatthe most annoying thing youve heard from a therapist?

What is something in adult life you were absolutely not prepared for? : AskReddit The fact that adults are still children inside.

What celebrity suffered the worst fall from grace? : AskReddit

Redditors who were raised in cults, when was the first time you realized something was wrong? : AskReddit

People who got caught having sex at work what happened? : AskReddit

What's a white lie you tell people about yourself because it would be too complicated to explain the truth? : AskReddit

Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown : worldnews



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Kids are taking governments to court over climate. And they are starting to win : worldnews


More Than 1.29 Billion Shots Given: Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker In the U.S., 260 million doses have been administered
Covid-19 Vaccinations: County and State Tracker - The New York Times
Realtime U.S. COVID Map & Vaccine Tracker - Covid Act Now


MA COVID-19 Data 5/9/21 (FYI, no post on Monday) : boston - 2.25%+ 6 deaths 655 new cases 42% fully vaxxed
6 Deaths, 438 Hospitalized, 19k Active Cases. 2.93m Fully Vaccinated. 56k Tests Reported with 655 New Confirmed Cases, 2.1% Non-Higher Ed Positivity, 1.2% Overall Positivity, and 0.10% Higher-Ed Positivity. Average Age of Cases was 10-19, Hospitalizations 60, and Deaths 70. May 9, 2021 : CoronavirusMa

Massachusetts is one of three states where 70% of adults have at least one dose of the vaccine : CoronavirusMa


COVID-19 Virus Airborne, Can Spread Beyond 6 Feet: Top US Medical Body : worldnews

Vaccination rates lag in communities of color, but it's not only due to hesitancy, experts say - ABC News Focusing on hesitancy, rather than access, is looking at the problem backward.
Why politicians won't reach the vaccine hesitant | CNN Politics ... polling that suggests that roughly 60% to 65% of American adults want a shot or have had one, 15% to 20% will wait and see and 20% don't want one ... The overwhelming plurality (48%) were people who either didn't vote, voted third party or weren't willing to disclose who they cast a ballot for. The rest were split 31% for Trump and 20% for President Joe Biden ... People who are not registered to vote are among the most likely to say they're in the wait-and-see camp

Free beer offer results in more vaccinations than all Erie County first-dose clinics last week | Local News | buffalonews.com
Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return - The New York Times

Florida reports more than 10,000 COVID-19 variant cases, surge after spring break : news


Covid-sparked fungal infection assuming epidemic proportions | India News : worldnews
Vaccine 'heist' by India imperils global access to Covid-19 vaccines : worldnews

Kashmir doctors prohibited from speaking to media as COVID rages : worldnews

Kit Siang joins call urging MOH to allow use of traditional Chinese medicine to fight Covid-19 | Malaysia : worldnews

Korean police officer lodges human rights petition for 'being forced' to get vaccine : worldnews


Editor-in-chief of the Chinese Global Times says long-range strikes should be targeted at Australia : worldnews
Accused IS supporter Mohamed Zuhbi arrested at Melbourne Airport after deportation from Turkey : worldnews

Myanmar's junta declared Saturday night that a group of ousted lawmakers running a shadow government would now be classified as "terrorists", as the military moves to tighten its grip over a country in turmoil : worldnews

Land Rights Activist Gunned Down in Thailand : worldnews

'Out-of-control' Chinese rocket has landed in the Indian Ocean : worldnews
NASA criticizes China after rocket debris lands in India Ocean : worldnews

More than 50 people, many of them female students, killed in bomb attack near Kabul school : worldnews


Russian Doc Who Lied About Navalny Poisoning Disappeared in the Woods : worldnews


Intel: UN finds undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in Syria : worldnews

Ethiopian patriarch pleads for international help to stop rape and genocide by government troops : worldnews

US confiscates massive arms shipment off coast of Oman, Yemen : worldnews
U.S. 5th Fleet seizes weapons shipment from stateless dhow in Arabian Sea : worldnews

America's Unconditional Love for Israel Must EndAmerica needs an open, honest discussion about why it still funnels billions of U.S. taxpayers' dollars to Israel, a wealthy, developed country that routinely violates human rights on a massive scale, with no questions asked ... Yeah the whole mad narrative unravels right here ... Ultimately for Zionists to use the word today to try to locate their own exclusive identity in the same realm of science is the height of irony. I guess it's fitting they would try to usurp the identity of all the other actual Semites by occupying language in this way.
Opinion | Netanyahu and Trump Still Pose an Enduring Threat to Israel and America : politics Netanyahu and Trump Still Pose an Enduring Threat to Israel and America
With Jerusalem ablaze, top brass warns Netanyahu against Jewish flag march : worldnews
IDF strikes Gaza after rocket launched at Israel amid Jerusalem unrest : worldnews
More than 200 Palestinians hurt in night of clashes in Jerusalem, medics say : worldnews
Arab world condemns Israel Police for violent Temple Mount clashes : worldnews
Turkey calls Israel "terrorist" state, seeks to 'save Jerusalem' : worldnews

Libyan mass graves: Kaniyat militia accused of Tarhuna killings - Washington Post

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise building : worldnews

White Helmets corruption scandal deepens: Dutch gov't investigated parent org for fraud, but covered it up : worldnews

German Catholic churches to bless same-sex couples : worldnews


Scottish nationalists vow new independence vote from UK after election success : worldnews

Queens cousin Prince Michael of Kent accused of selling access to Vladimir Putin's governmentfo 50,000 lbs


Pictures from outer space reveal the extent of illegal gold mining in Peru : worldnews

Mexico is deadliest country for journalists, who also face government harassment : worldnews

Indigenous leaders launch $2.1 billion class-action lawsuits against Canada over lack of drinking water : worldnews
Report names Vancouver anti-Asian hate crime capital of North America : worldnews


The one that gets away: Joe Biden's jaded romance with Iran : For four decades, Biden has remained hopeful that the U.S. and Iran could find some common ground. Now might really be the last chance.


Americans Who Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction Doubles Since Trump Left Office: Poll : politics


Analysis: It's not a labor shortage. It's a massive reassessment of work in America. : politics
Getting Women Back To Work Is Key To A Strong Recovery, Labor Secretary Says : politics
Warren: Latest jobs report shows the need for universal child care : politics
How Child Care Went From 'Girly' Economics to Infrastructure : Experts who sounded the alarm about the care economy were often shunted to the side of policy discussions. Not anymore. (Larry Summers is sad)

GOP governors slash jobless aid to try to force more Americans to return to work - The Washington Post Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina have acted in recent days to end extra $300 weekly payments to unemployed Americans, even as the Biden administration maintains generous benefits are not deterring people from seeking work (same assholes who killed their poor by rejecting Obamacare)


Republicans tried to overturn the election. We can't just forget that : politics

Democrats renew effort to get Donald Trump's financial records : politics
Democrats renew effort to get Donald Trump's financial records | House of Representatives | The Guardian House committee is arguing to federal judge that with Trump out of office, he no longer has a viable claim to withhold materials
GOP Reportedly Hid Trump's Weak Numbers At MAGA-Supporting Lawmaker Retreats : politics
Trump's obsessive desire for revenge is beginning to frustrate his close allies, report says : politics
Opinion: Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels : politics ... "not worth their time"


What Happens When Republicans Simply Refuse to Certify Democratic Wins? : politics
Arizona audit halts plan to knock on voters' doors amid fears of "intimidating effect" : politics


Cuomos communications director resigns


Miami-Dade police lieutenant John Jenkins arrested in rape case | Miami Herald

Police investigating armed confrontation on North Portland street - oregonlive.com

Police robbed these Black men of their lives, too, but were not talking about this | Will BunchScores of Black men have spent decades in prison for crimes they didn't commit, due to racist policing practices. We must find and free more of them. (electrocute the cops)

South Carolina used electric chair to execute George Stinney Jr., 14, exonerated later - The Washington Post
Gov. Hogan grants posthumous pardons to 34 Maryland lynching victims, including 15-year-old Howard Cooper - Baltimore Sun


Melinda Gates Was Meeting With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End Marriage With Bill Gates - WSJ - The philanthropist had discussions with lawyers in October 2019 around when the Microsoft co-founders ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public ... marriage ... "irretrievably broken" ... husband's dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein ... concerns about the relationship dated as far back as 2013 ... Mr. Gates once stayed late into the night at Mr. Epstein Manhattan townhouse ...


TIL that the Mississippi river was once five miles wide and whales swam up it from the gulf of Mexico. The remains of these whales have been found in Michigan. : todayilearned

ELI5: Do birds fly for days while over the ocean? How do they sleep? : explainlikeimfive

Evidence of nine Neanderthals found in Italian cave - France 24 : worldnews

Experiment shows how sharks use magnetic field to navigate through seas. : worldnews

Who was statistically the worst person in history? Thomas Midgley Jr. (the lead in gas guy who then invented ... Freon!) )


What's the most annoying thing about having a penis? : AskReddit
What's the most annoying thing about having a vagina? : AskReddit


What mystery would you like to see solved in your lifetime? : AskReddit

I lost my job during the pandemic so I started making laser cut art. Here is a piece I made. : pics


Flaw in Qualcomm modems enables backdoor for hackers to record your phone calls : worldnews (just a little "flaw" installed by the CIA)



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Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined - 27% of worlds total : worldnews

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest speeds up for 2nd straight month : worldnews (fuck Fuckanaro)


MA COVID-19 Data 5/8/21 : boston - 2.03%+ 8 deaths 795 new cases 1.01% postive 42% fully vaxxed


State reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 795 cases; more than 4 million Mass. residents have received COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday - The Boston Globe


Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges - The New York Times
Opinion | Why Covid's Airborne Transmission Was Acknowledged So Late - The New York Times
Why did it take so long for public health authorities to concede that COVID-19 is primarily spread through aerosols? - Lawyers, Guns & Money


COVID is killing 120 people an hour in India, and it could stay "really grim" for months : worldnews
India records more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day : worldnews (166/hour)
Key Covid-19 indicators began surging in February, and yet governments in India failed to act : worldnews
The Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttarakhand was replaced by his party because he wanted to restrict a large religious festival. : worldnews
India's Ruling Party Minister recommends drinking cow urine to stop Covid spread, demonstrates on camera : worldnews

Nepal wanted to buy millions of jabs but couldn't because of middlemen asking for commission on each dose. : worldnews


My life for his Thai mothers fight for activist children charged with insulting king

U.S. calls for Taiwan to join WHO meeting, China warns against "separatist activities" : worldnews
China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a note seen by Reuters on Friday : worldnews
China was preparing for a Third World War with biological weapons - including coronavirus - SIX years ago, according to dossier produced by the People's Liberation Army in 2015 and uncovered by the US State Department : worldnews

Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital : worldnews
Afghanistan is being overrun by crystal meth as US begins withdrawal. : worldnews (St Ronnie and JoeBi's War on Drugz destroyed the world)


A Yemeni model arrested two months ago for "challenging social norms" is at risk of undergoing a forced "virginity test." Entisar al-Hammadi was arrested in February in Sanaa, where the Iran-backed Huthi rebels who control the Yemeni capital are enforcing a morality campaign : worldnews


Israeli Police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades upon Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site; 178 Palestinians injured, 88 hospitalised, 5 with major head injury : worldnews
Israeli apartheid: Israeli soldiers are attacking Palestinians in their homes and mosques : worldnews
Support Israel guys! /s : PoliticalHumor (times are a changing)
Sheikh Jarrah Evictions Posts Being Censored by Instagram, Say Palestinians : worldnews (is Zuckerfuck a Jew?)

Libya: Gunmen storm hotel used as Presidential Council HQ : worldnews


Gay Croatian couple's five-year legal battle ends as judge rules they should be allowed to adopt : worldnews

[Poland] Homosexuality is the result of ill-treatment in childhood but can be cured with electro shocks, and IVF and contraception are a sin - learned the students in Limanowa during one of their online religion classes. : worldnews

Dozens of German priests will defy the Vatican and live-stream blessings of gay couples : worldnews


French military pilot tied up on firing range during bombing as hazing prank : worldnews


Wales election: Labour gets its best-ever election results and will retain power in the Welsh Parliament : worldnews



Colombia is fraying under the pressure of covid. Its neighbors could be next.
Indigenous people in Colombia knocked down a statue of Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, who founded the capital Bogota, as protests against the government continued. Photos showed members of the Misak indigenous community standing on the empty pedestal : worldnews


The U.S. defense budget is too damn high : politics

Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system - The Washington Post (Trumpy gutted cybersecurity for Pooptin)


It's not a labor shortage. It's a great reassessment of work in America.there could be much deeper rethinking of what jobs are needed and what workers want to do on a daily basis.

President Biden's plan for universal preschool is the great equalizer for kids : politics

Joe Biden and the Rediscovery of Trickle-Up Economics | The New Republic While Republicans cling to trickle-down delusions, Biden is reviving a philosophy of growth that the party hasn't embraced since LBJ.

Justice Breyer should learn from Justice Ginsburg's mistake and retire now (washingtonpost.com (happy little family)

Newsmax Reporter Tries Trump's 'People Are Saying' Logic. Jen Psaki Isn't Having It. : politics (MaxFuck)


Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reportersphone records (2020, Barr fucker)
Judge Amy Berman Jackson's Barr rebuke opens the door to DOJ accountability There are four possibilities for holding an attorney general accountable if evidence suggests he did abuse his office to protect a president.
Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried to score email records : politics
Feds Probing Rudy Giuliani's Push to Get a Visa for a Shady Ukrainian Prosecutor

Trumps widely-mocked new blog shows he is now just shouting into the void


Oath Keepers Face Membership Issues After Capitol Riot

Liz Cheneys months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says its only beginning.
Liz Cheney secretly organised move to help stop Trump using military to overturn election, report claims : politics
Liz Cheney secretly orchestrated Washington Post op-ed by all ten living former Defense Secretaries | Daily Mail Online
The GOP is going to throw Liz Cheney under the bus for trying to support democracyAnd it's karmic payback for the time she threw her own sister under the bus by coming out against marriage equality.

The decline and fall of Elise Stefanik (the soulless stare of a vacant mind)


Republican Governors, Again, Turn Down Millions That Would Aid Their Own Constituents | In a redux of Medicaid expansion, South Carolina will forfeit $600 million to kill a piece of federal unemployment insurance. : politics

Advocates sound alarm as restrictive voting laws pile up : politics

Josh Hawley Says He Doesn't Know If He Saluted Any Rioters, So We Checked : politics

Matt Gaetz Seems To Makes Light Of Sex Allegations At America First' Rally : politics


AZ Senate Ditches Insane Election Audit Measure After DOJ Steps In : politics
Fraudit : PoliticalHumor

Oklahoma secures $2.6 million refund for Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine : politics ... Oklahoma purchased 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills in April 2020, per AP (Fucklahoma)


McSally's former deputy campaign manager pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds - Anthony Barry faces up to five years in prison.


Montana bans trans youth from sports & puts strict limits on LGBTQ education. Montana has now made it illegal to mention gender identity or sexual orientation in schools unless parents opt-in to it in advance. Montana also became the seventh state to ban trans youth in sports. : politics

The Stealth Sticker Campaign to Expose New York's History of Slavery - The New York Times - Peter Stuyvesant was an enslaver. So were other prominent New Yorkers whose names are all over the city.

Andrew Cuomo Investigation Expands as State Attorney General Looks at Aide's Calls : Inquiry into sexual-harassment allegations looks at whether a top adviser linked access to Covid-19 vaccines to support for the governor


Elizabeth Warren's Book Shows She Has No Idea Why Her Campaign Failed : By Jonathan Chait

The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day Care (Hillbilly Fuckhead says women belong in the home)


Alabama Police Officer Is Convicted of Murdering a Suicidal Man : news


4-year-old boy orders $2,600 worth of SpongeBob popsicles on Amazon : worldnews


Dementia and sleep deprivation linked in recent study - The Washington Post ... people who sleep less than six hours a night in midlife have a greater risk of developing late-onset dementia.

Spaghettified star observed near black hole. : worldnews

Quantum experiment offers hope for Earth size telescope. : worldnews

Newly Identified Species of Saber-Toothed Cat Was So Big It Hunted Rhinos in America : science


Finished Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut a few hours back and I would like to discuss it. : books


What are some SOLVED mysteries? : AskReddit

My Favorite Picture of my Parents : pics

What's something that's not a cult, but seems like a cult? : AskReddit

How to Pronounce Nevada: 4 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Time to switch to Signal: WhatsApp will progressively kill features until users accept new privacy policy : technology



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Industry could cheaply and easily slash humanity's methane emissions by at least 30 percent in a decade, the United Nations said Thursday, adding that such cuts would slow global warming and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths : worldnews ("industry" cackles)

EU top court upholds ban on Bayer pesticides linked to harming bees : worldnews - The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and peoples health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals

80 percent of Pakistan's pangolins lost to illegal hunting, illegal trade mainly with China: World Wildlife Fund : worldnews ... Fuck narrow minded Chinese that think animal parts have magical powers to make their dicks bigger.

In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industry : worldnews (Don Jr and Wayne LaLittleDick are sad)


New analysis finds global Covid death toll is double official estimates
New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR (Trump still behind Hitler, Stalin and Mao)



MA COVID-19 Data 5/7/21 : boston - 1.84%+ 5 deaths 881 new cases 1.33% positive 41% fully vaxxed 55% first shot
5 Deaths, 469 Hospitalized, 20k Active Cases. 2.8m Fully Vaccinated. 78k Tests Reported with 881 New Confirmed Cases, 2.4% Non-Higher Ed Positivity, 1.4% Overall Positivity, and 0.11% Higher-Ed Positivity. Average Age of Cases was 10-19, Hospitalizations 60, and Deaths 70. May 7, 2021 : CoronavirusMa


Charts: Mass. continues to make progress in the battle against the coronavirus - The Boston Globe


Opinion | Congress is finally investigating the lab accident covid-19 origin theory - The Washington Post

Two Pfizer doses give 95 per cent protection against Covid-19 infection, illness and death: first nationwide study : science

Senior CDC official who met Trump's wrath for raising alarm about coronavirus to resign - Nancy Messonnier has been director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases since 2016

Gov. Walz Says Politicization Around Mask One Of The Worst Things That's Happened To This Country - and it cost lives
Did Tucker Carlson Say Forcing Kids To Wear Masks Outside Is 'Child Abuse'? | Snopes.com - The Fox News host has also said seeing a vaccinated person wearing a mask outside is like watching a man expose himself in public
Tucker Carlson May Be Americas Biggest Public Health Problem
Tucker Carlson Doubles Down on Batsh** Vaccine Fearmongering, Blames Biden For His Inability to Understand Facts

Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn't permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says : politics (FuckSantis)

The Pandemic Has Changed Their Shower Habits. How About Yours? - The New York Times Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit. (stinky America)


GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID : politics


IHME says nearly 7 milion people died from COVID-19 worldwide. Nearly double the number the WHO reported the same day. : worldnews

Covid: Putin says Sputnik vaccines 'reliable as Kalashnikovs' - BBC News (nice metaphor, Pooptin)

India sees record COVID-19 rise -- 412,000 new cases in single day : worldnews
COVID is leaving hundreds of Indian children orphaned. Now there are concerns of child trafficking : worldnews
As India Covid Crisis Worsens, Wealthy Indians Flee by Private Jet : worldnews
Covid-Induced "Black Fungus" Cases Reported In Delhi Hospital : worldnews
Modi presses ahead with $1.8 billion parliament renovation even as Covid-19 ravages India : worldnews ("I want my new palace, wah-wah" Modi said)

Bolsonaro faces criminal investigation, possible impeachment over COVID response in Brazil : worldnews

Pakistan Mosques full despite s Covid third wave : worldnews (entranced by their myth)

At least 17 Everest climbers have tested positive for the coronavirus, but Nepal refuses to say there's an outbreak : worldnews

Dubai luxury home market soars as world's rich flee pandemic : worldnews

9,000 Fliers May Have Had Reused Swabs Jammed Up Their Noses In Indonesia : worldnews

Canada inches closer to waiving intellectual property rights on vaccines, amid political pressure : worldnews


Pothole penis vigilante threatened with prosecution : worldnews (NZ)


Anti-Olympics campaign gains traction online in Japan : worldnews

It's Now Illegal To Order Too Much Food or Share Binge-Eating Videos in China : worldnews
Poll shows 71% of Chinese agree that China has the right amount of democracy : worldnews (29% say too much)
China Wants To Revive A Strategically Located Airfield Deep In The Pacific: Report : worldnews (called Hawaii)
Chinese 'blind box' pet rescue sparks outrage

Pentagon chief says removal of all contractors from Afghanistan under way : worldnews

Video shows Indian Institute of Technology professor abusing low caste students. : worldnews

Putin Looks to Make Equating Stalin, USSR to Hitler, Nazi Germany Illegal : worldnews (says he will send them to gas chambers)


Mass rape used as weapon six months into war in Ethiopia's Tigray : worldnews


Palestinians vow to save Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. Israeli forces raided the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem for the second night on Tuesday, spraying skunk water, a chemically enhanced type of sewage water, and physically assaulting residents and solidarity protesters. : worldnews
European powers call on Israel to halt settlement expansion : worldnews
Israel apprehends Palestinian who shot three people at a bus station last week : worldnews
You are stealing my house. : PublicFreakout (fat Hereedim says so what?)
Palestinian teen killed during Israeli raid on West Bank village : worldnews
Police say cell opened fire toward military base; 2 attackers killed, 1 injured : worldnews
Gaza incendiary balloons spark 6 fires in southern Israel : worldnews


Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed was recovering in hospital after an assassination attempt left him with shrapnel wounds. Nasheed was hurt when a device attached to a motorcycle was detonated : worldnews


Major Swedish hospital stops prescribing puberty blockers to trans children, which comes as a shock for the trans community in the worlds most lgbtq progressive country : worldnews

Denmark tells Syrian refugees it's time to go home : worldnews

Swiss Neo-Nazi Fined for Outrageous Antisemitic Speech Accusing Jews of Starting Two World Wars : worldnews

Spain plans to introduce tolls on all state and regional highways : worldnews


Scotland Goes To Polls In Crucial Election That Could Trigger New Independence Vote : worldnews

Updates as residents evacuated from tower block fire over fears it will collapse : worldnews (another cladding fire bc they did nothing after Grenfell)

Brazil: At least 23 killed in Rio de Janeiro shootout - BBC News : worldnews

Massacre of protesters and economic crisis push Colombia workers to strike : worldnews

Canadian dollar tops 82 cents for 1st time since 2017 : worldnews


Biden Is Going To Scrap A Trump-Era Plan To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA : politics (you forgot the microchip GPS)

America the Beautiful': Biden Administration Aims to Protect 30% of US Lands and Waters by 2030 : politics

Democrats' temporary tax cuts mean those earning under $75,000 will largely pay $0 federal income taxes this year (

April jobs report: 266,000 jobs added - The Washington Post A growing fight between the White House and Republicans over workers and incentives has cast a new light on the labor market
Eschaton: The Story Of The Day "Everyone" expected a big jobs number today, everyone was all set for their "ZOMG LABOR SHORTAGE CANCEL THE UI" pitches, and then it was a small jobs number and they...ran with it anyway ... Journalist surplus. That's the story. (well, pay them less)


Biden once asserted Republicans would have an epiphany -- Now he admits he doesnt understand them.

Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts : The Age of Misinformation : Social and psychological forces are combining to make the sharing and believing of misinformation an endemic problem with no easy solution.


Democrats on FEC blast decision to drop probe into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels: 'Fefies Reality' (what else is new?)

Most Republicans Still Won't Accept That Biden Won : politics ... 70 percent of Republicans believed the false allegation that Biden did not legitimately defeat former President Trump; just 23 percent said Biden legitimately won.

Mitch McConnell Vows to Block Biden's Entire Agenda Just to Be a Dick : politics
Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he's '100%' focused on stopping Biden : politics
Republicans Can't Legislate Because They Stopped Trying : politics

Desperate Attempts to Turn the Tide of Bidenism - Lawyers, Guns & Money And then, at the very end, we find out that 538 is now publish pablum from American Enterprise Institute hacks. Ah, well then. Quite the objective, numbers-driven data-forward mission fulfilled!
Trump's iron grip over the GOP has been institutionalized - Axios

House Democrats Ask Judge to Order Donald Trump to Comply With Subpoena For His Personal Financial Documents : politics

Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis' and 'Foxmania'

Swalwell attorney says pro-Trump lawmaker refuses to be served in Jan. 6 lawsuit - Axios : politics

Who's who in the Giuliani-Ukraine investigation? - CNNPolitics

How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families - In his attempt to exercise full dominion over the Republican Party, Donald Trump has reserved a special fury for the dynasties that helped shape it.
Forced to Choose Between Trumps Big Lieand Liz Cheney, the House G.O.P. Chooses the Lie

Gaetz's new defense in sex crime probe: I'm like Trump : politics

Lindsey Graham Mocked After Making Bizarre Trump Cult Prediction About GOP's Future : politics ... "As usual, Lindsey Graham has about as much political integrity and stability as a weather vane."

The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Fixation, Explained - The Atlantic How conservative politicians and pundits became fixated on what has long been an academic theory ("We're not racist, you're the racist for calling us racist!)

The GOP Arizona recount is sloppy and inconsistent, critics say, with workers chasing proof of wild conspiracy theories : politics

Texas Democrats wage all-night fight against restrictive election bill : politics

Opinion: Ron DeSantis wants to deny 800,000 Floridians representation for nine months : politics
Did DeSantis violate First Amendment with Fox News-only bill signing? : politics
Scarred DeSantis staffers form a support group


Utah Supreme Court rules transgender people can change name, gender on birth certificates : news

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

Justice Department Slams Portland Police for Unconstitutional Abuses : politics

Eschaton: Trouble Down At The Hipster Coffee Shop : Very sad. -- New York State Attorney General Letitia James moved Thursday to slap a pair of pro-Trump trolls with massive fines for a voter suppression scheme targeting Black people in New York and elsewhere ... Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were already in deep legal trouble for the robocalls during the 2020 election that reached around 5,500 New Yorkers. That means Wohl and Burkman could face a bill of $2.5 million.

The Secret Papers of Lee Atwater, Who Invented the Scurrilous Tactics That Trump Normalized | The New Yorker s unpublished memoir shows how the Party came to embrace lies, racial fearmongering, and winning at any cost - Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Lee Atwater posing for a portrait, in 1989. (fuckers)

Jenner has hangar pains after Hannity interview

Facebook Is Worried Starbucks Will Leave Over Hate Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all (fuck Fuckbook and Fuckerberg and his hate for profit algorithm)

After a secret meeting between the couple and the wealthy sex offender, Melinda was furious and told friends she wanted nothing to do with Epstein ... Gates visited Epstein multiple times from 2011 to 2013 ... In 2013, Gates also took a ride on Epstein's private jet christened by tabloids the Lolita Express) (autisic Bill thought he was a good guy)

They Own The Media: New Van Morrison song amplifies antisemitic trope (everything is anti-semitic say the Jews)

Looking back at the Goffman affair - Lawyers, Guns & Money

It Began as an AI-Fueled Dungeon Game. It Got Much Darker | WIRED
Artificial intelligence research may have hit a dead end | Salon.com Misfired neurons might be a brain feature, not a bug -- and thas something AI research can't take into account ... fluctuations make up an astounding 95% of brain activity while conscious thought occupies the remaining 5%. (or .1% of Trump followers)


Mahle develops highly efficient magnet free electric motor. : worldnews

Mindfulness can enhance marital relationships by improving one's capacity for forgiveness and gratitude, study suggests - Being mindful helps us to consider the small details in our lives and creates more feelings of gratitude, and creates a positive environment that promotes forgiveness. : science

Eating sardines regularly helps prevent type 2 diabetes, suggests a new randomized controlled trial. Nutrients such as taurine, omega 3, calcium and vitamin D help to protect against diabetes. Sardine consumption also improved cholesterol regulation, and reduced triglycerides and blood pressure. : science

By playing two tiny drums, physicists have provided the most direct demonstration yet that entanglement quantum a bizarre effect normally associated with subatomic particles works for larger objects. This is the first direct evidence of quantum entanglement in macroscopic objects.


List of women in the Bible - Wikipedia


What is some really messed up things the United States has done that most people don't know about? : AskReddit

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine [classic soul] : Music

Who's the one who got away? : AskReddit


Eschaton: Shocked Face Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been overstating the capabilities of the company's advanced driver assist systemIt was the latest revelation about the widening gap between what Musk says publicly about Autopilot and what Autopilot can actually do. And it coincides with Tesla coming under increased scrutiny after a Tesla vehicle without anyone in the driver's seat crashed in Texas, killing two men.

Big Telecom Used Fake and Dead People to Fight Net Neutrality, NY AG Says : politics



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China's Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World's Combined - Bloomberg

B.C. ranchers, loggers unite in fight against plan to log rare inland old-growth rainforest: Proposal to log heartbreakingly beautiful Raush Valley


RIAudubon on Twitter: "Nice clear shot of the FOUR #ProvidencePeregrines eggs by @BiblioKat_RI! The fourth egg was laid yesterday evening. The Peregrine Falcons will take turns incubating but typically most of the brooding will be done by the female. Watch them #live at https://t.co/VZuuXm9gyS (1/2) https://t.co/MZzNAVkPUs" / Twitter
Watch: Peregrine Falcon Cam | Providence, RI | Audubon Society of Rhode Island


Turning the Corner : : U.S. Covid Outlook Reaches Most Hopeful Point Yet -- Cases and deaths have dipped, and vaccinations make scientists hopeful, even as variants mean the coronavirus is here to stay.


MA COVID-19 Data 5/6/21 : boston - 3.22%+ 5 deaths 1004 new cases .96% positive 40% fully vaxxed


Moderna says Covid booster shot generates promising immune response against variants found in South Africa, Brazil : worldnews

Scientists Have Taught Bees to Smell COVID-19 Infections Every time the bees were exposed to an infected sample, they stuck out their tongues. The animals could be a low-tech solution for identifying COVID-19 cases.

The COVID Reporters Are Not Okay. Extremely Not Okay - An underprepared industry is losing a generation of journalists to despair, trauma, and moral injury as they cover the story of a lifetime

California bar owner charged with multiple felonies for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, officials say : news


India accounted for 46% of global COVID-19 cases last week, WHO says : worldnews
Hundreds of women gather in Gujarat for religious processions to eradicate Covid, as a local priest claims that the pandemic is the result of angry Gods : worldnews (Shive tandavas on their stupid heads)
India: 'We Warned Govt in Early March of Covid Surge, Impossible to Believe Modi Wasn't Told' - The Wire Science : worldnews (oh, he was told ... )
Indian delegation at G7 in London forced to self-isolate after testing positive on arrival despite testing negative before departing India : worldnews

Nepal's two business group(agents) blocked Gifted Vaccines from India just because they didn't get commission from Nepal government while Country's Corona situation getting worse day by day : worldnews (death for profit above all else)
Nepal's cases skyrocket, prompting concern the country's outbreak could mimic India's : worldnews

Australia races to trace source of COVID-19 mystery case in Sydney : worldnews

Businessman with counterfeit negative COVID-19 test flies back to Taiwan from Thailand has now tested positive : worldnews

Saudi Arabia considers barring overseas haj pilgrims for second year, sources say : worldnews

Vaccine tourism: Canadians fly south for shot as U.S. demand falls : worldnews ... not letting people up. US never stopped letting them down as far as I Know ...

What happened after the pandemic puppy boom - BBC News The pandemic brought about a pet adoption boom - but now, US shelters are struggling to take in growing numbers of cats and dogs.


Xinjiang: China blasts New Zealand Parliament for 'severe abuses' declaration, warns of potential 'harm' to relationship : worldnews (BLASTS)
Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 | The Guardian

China says it will indefinitely suspend all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue due to Australia'Cold War mindset and ideological discriminations : worldnews
Scott Morrison accidentally endorses Beijing position on Taiwan in foreign policy blunder : worldnews (Scummo fucks up again)

Duterte calls Philippine arbitral victory vs China a piece of 'paper' that led to nothing : worldnews

Criminals release hundreds of cockroaches into restaurant in bizarre attack : worldnews ... The bizarre attack seems to have been precipitated by a financial dispute between G House Taipeis owner and an organized crime syndicate known as Bamboo Union (Taipei)

Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on weekend as US calls for responsible space behaviours : worldnews (well said)
China is invincible despite world being in turmoil, Xi Jinping tells Communist Party. We can clearly see who has done better in the pandemic, he said : worldnews
Hong Kong court jails three on riot charges despite no evidence of rioting : worldnews
Honeywell fined US$13 million for sharing military specs with China : worldnews (slap on the pinky)
Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon - BBC News

Anti-Olympic petition gains tens of thousands of signatures : worldnews
Black Lives Matter Apparel Banned from Tokyo Olympics, IOC warning of "strict punishments" : worldnews

Cat Who Saved Elderly Man Becomes Police Chief for a Day and She Hates It Here : worldnews "Coco-chan: I will never save another human ever."
Cat Who Saved Elderly Man Becomes Police Chief for a Day and She Hates It Here
Meet EASTERN PEOPLE, a New Clothing Collective for Asian Cultures

Evidence found of forced sterilisation in Russian psychiatric homes : worldnews < Russia keeping 80K troops at border amid NATO exercise, US officials say : worldnews

Ukraine's Former Prosecutor General Said He Was Fired For Not Opening The Biden Probe That Trump Wanted : worldnews
Blinken in Ukraine reaffirms U.S. support amid Russia tensions : worldnews

Mali woman who was expecting 7 babies delivers 9 | It appeared to be the first time on record that a woman had given birth to nine surviving babies at once. : worldnews

Israeli troops killed a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager during clashes in the occupied West Bank. : worldnews
Yair Lapid receives mandate to form Israeli government, oust Netanyahu : worldnews

Two men arrested with 7 kg radioactive uranium in Mumbai : worldnews (natural ore, not enriched)

Farmer left paralysed by violent robbery in South Africa 20 years ago is tied up and murdered in his wheelchair in a second horrifying attack : worldnews

Dominic Ongwen: Former Ugandan child soldier jailed for war crimes : worldnews

Kurdish leader says he fears Islamic State comeback in Iraq : worldnews


Latvia officially recognizes Armenian Genocide : worldnews (oh god, read the boot-throwing)

Safe Sweden faces up to wave of women's killings - BBC News - Six women have been killed in just five weeks in Sweden, reigniting debates about domestic violence in a country usually praised for its gender equality.

Defiant grandmother becomes opposition icon in Poland : worldnews

Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting Romania's largest bear | Environment : worldnews (pulled a Don Jr/Wayne LaDickhead)

American students jailed for life for murder of police officer in Rome : worldnews

Dutch Liberation Day: Merkel says Germany has 'eternal responsibility' for Nazi crimes; In a virtual speech, Angela Merkel has warned that the memory of the crimes committed by the Nazis in Europe must be kept alive. "This is Germany's eternal responsibility," she said : worldnews
German 'dead fraudster' exposed by pet poodle in Majorca : worldnews ... Their dogged work led to her arrest ...

Macron Condemns Napoleons Restoration of Slavery, 200 Years Latercombined a rebuke for a betrayal of the Enlightenment and recognition of his achievements.

UK to send two Royal Navy boats to Jersey after France threatens blockade of island port : worldnews (more Dumbxit)
Alcohol deaths highest for 20 years in England and Wales : worldnews (wonder why that is?)


"The situation is out of control": 24 dead in anti-government protests in Colombia : worldnews
Colombians march in eighth day of protests, police deploy tear gas : worldnews

Mexico apologises to Mayan people for historic abuses : worldnews


Eddie Gallagher Says Navy SEALs Used Dying Enemy for Medical Practice : worldnews (Trump loves his murderers)
Bill To Combat Sexual Assault In Military Finally Has Votes To Pass, Senators Say : politics ... Trump September 2016: Donald Trump stood by his past comment that military sexual assaults should be expected when they put men and women together

The census shows the US needs to increase immigration by a lot : The 2020 census shows that America isnt full and that it needs immigrants.



Nearly 1 Million People Signed Up for Obamacare This Spring - The New York Times


'Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers': Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver | "It's almost as if the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry are diametrically opposed to the health and well-being of the planet." : politics
Let's Do Insulin Next Says Ocasio-Cortez After Biden Backs IP Waiver to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Access

A Federal Judge Finds That Bill Barr Was a Fixer and Corrupter of Justice : politics

Hillary Clinton: There has to be a global reckoning with disinformation : politics
America's Bullshit Tolerance Is Reaching Dangerously High Levels | After years of relentless delusion and paranoia, we've come to accept a baseline level of dishonesty in communications politicalat least from one of our political parties. : politics
The Murdoch cancer : how one country is trying to cure itself : We are drowning in lies


Pelosi says GOP in strong denial about Jan. 6 riot, Cheney courageous for speaking out : politics (when a Cheney is the good guy, you're fucked)
AOC mocks Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago photo: "reminiscing" about "attempted" coups : politics
FBI still after 'worst of the worst' in Capitol riot as new arrests come at steady pace More than 440 people have been charged with taking part in the Capitol siege, coming from all but five states with the most coming from Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida, in that order ... More than 440 people have been charged with taking part in the Capitol siege, coming from all but five states -- Mississippi, North and South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.

What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani
Giuliani cuts down his entourage - POLITICO legal woes are taking their toll on his lifestyle ("entourage" = paid employees)
An Ex-Blackwater Employee Tied To Erik Prince Provided Security For Rudy Giuliani In Ukraine, Sources Said The newly surfaced connection between Prince and Giuliani comes as federal authorities are investigating the former New York City mayor's dealings in Ukraine (shit is deep as usual)

F.E.C. Drops Case Reviewing Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women - The New York Times (refuckers on the commission)

Here's just how much people have stopped talking about Trump on Facebook and Twitter - Trump used to be everywhere on social media. Now he's nowhere.
Twitter suspends account that was posting Trump statements The move reinforced that the social media behemoth was set on taking action against efforts that would attempt to work around his ban from the site.

Liz Cheney Says History Is Watching As GOP Leaders Try To Punish Her For Telling Truth : politics
Cheney faces the boot in Washington. Wyoming isnt looking much better (eating their own cannibals)
Fact check: Elise Stefanik tried to get election overturned, promoted election lies : politics (of course she did)
The present and future of the Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elise Stefanik is the Ivy League-educated bullshit artist who is about to become the third ranking member of the House Republican conference because Liz Cheney insists on not lying about the election being stolen
When Trumps Next Coup Happens, the Republican Party Will Fully Support It

GOP pollster Frank Luntz: Trump's 'Big Lie' is working, may cost GOP House majority in 2022 : politics
Republicans are not in "disarray": They're united in their assault on American democracy : politics
Opinion: Republicans insist on opposing popular things : politics

Why Mitch McConnell's candor about his '100% focus' matters - Mitch McConnell keeps telling anyone who'll listen that he prioritizes partisanship over governing. It's time to believe him. : politics
University of Louisville rebukes McConnell over 1619 Project comments | In-depth | wdrb.com (inhuman face)

Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card : politics (DeSantis spent millions trying to prove non-existent bollshit)

The Matt Gaetz Scandal Speaks to the Casual Misogyny in Many Workplaces : politics

Arizona Election Auditors Check Ballots for Bamboo Fibers After Conspiracy Theorists Claim 40,000 Votes Were Flown in From Asia : politics
Justice Department asks Senate to respond to election audit concerns concerns the department has about the security of ballots and potential voter intimidation as the Senates contractors perform an audit
They're Hunting Satan Amongst the Ballots in the Election 'Audit' Out in Arizona : This farce has only gotten, and will only get, dumber.

Marjorie Taylor Greene hints that Kevin McCarthy is gay on Tucker Carlson's show : politics (some say he's trans)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren embarrassed Republicans with their own words. Now they seek to silence her.


League of Women Voters, Black Voters Matter sue all 67 Florida counties over new election restrictions signed by Gov. DeSantis : politics
DeSantis Just Barred Reporters From Signing of Voter Suppression Bill -- Except Fox News

By wrecking state universities, GOP crushes American Dream for its own communities | Will Bunch (morons dismantling education)
Vouchertastic - Lawyers, Guns & Money it's almost as if privatizing public education leads to bad outcomes for less than ideal students ... Privatized education looks like the rest of the privatized world - a gigantic opportunity for grift, concentrating resources at the top, and cutting corners. These schools should be banned entirely.

Report finds 82% of FCC net neutrality comments were fake - Protocol - Millions of those comments, the report says, were funded by the broadband industry (Trump flunkie Ijit Pai)

Chris Ruddy and Newsmax went all-in on Trump. Now they might pay a price for it. : politics

Colorado state Representative calls another 'Buckwheat' during session | FOX31 Denver

The Newest Conservative Conjuring Words: 'Critical Race Theory': It's driving state lawmakers to madness and humiliation in the laboratories of democracy

Caitlyn Jenner mentions her private jet hangar while decrying homeless to Sean Hannity : politics
Caitlyn Jenner is Running for Governor Because Her Private Jet-Flying Friends Are Sick of the Homeless : politics
Jodi on Twitter: "My friend was told she'd be fired for posting this & was forced to take it down so s here'a photo of Betsy Devos after she got so drunk she fell off her own yacht https://t.co/rgzYrAugKT" / Twitter

Indianapolis homeowner files discrimination complaint after removal of Black identifiers leads to $100,000 appraisal increase | Fox 59


U.S. Army trainee uses rifle to hijack school bus full of children, S.C. sheriff says Eighteen students from Forest Lake Elementary School and their driver were not harmed.

Think twice before you record a cop in Florida. You could be arrested. : politics (and close your eyes or they may confiscate them)

L.A. County sheriff refuses to name deputies who open fire, defying states high court (fuck your "high court" cops said)

Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured (Iduhho and gunz)

Emails Show Famed Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Intervening In Criminal Cases For NYCs EliteMessages show the former prosecutor helping well-connected New Yorkers navigate her old sex crimes unit (doesn't look good)

What's Happening At The Believer Is About More Than Just A Zoom Incident ... Josh Wolf Shenkhad exposed himself on camera during an all-staff Zoom meeting (and UNLV covered for him, of course)
Politicians Zoom Background Can't Hide Fact That He's Actually Driving


New York Times says goodbye to op-eds and hello to guest essays but will it invite in the rest of America? (what do you think?)



Tucker Carlsons sloppiest, most dangerous vaccine segment yet (Tucker Fucker)



Researchers find obesity linked to reduced blood flow to the brain : worldnews

Fossil of earth's oldest-known mammal, Dickinsonia, found in India : worldnews
Africa's Oldest Human Grave Unearthed: 3-Year-Old, Buried 78,000 Years Ago : worldnews


Why are 75% of the earth's annular lakes north of the 49th parallel when only about 1/8 of the earth's land surface is there? : askscience

When to massive objects merge the gravitational waves created carry insane amounts of energy. Due the conservation of mass and energy does this mean that the black holes lost mass? : askscience

New touch-based fingertip blood-free, painless, reliable blood sugar monitoring leverages fast sweat rate on the fingertip, without needing finger pricks or blood, should lead to frequent self-testing of glucose and enhanced patient compliance toward improved management of diabetes. : science

m John McWhorter, professor of linguistics at Columbia University. My new book, NINE NASTY WORDS, explores what imbues profanity with such power, and why we love it so much. AMA. : IAmA


You meet God. He gives you one chance to ask anything to Him, but it has to be a question that answers Yes or No. What question will you ask to God? : AskReddit

People whose long term relationship faded, what was the final straw that made you realise it was time to call it a day? : AskReddit

What modern social trend pisses you off the most? : AskReddit (advertising, social media and family vloggers)



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Brazil's Amazon Is Under Threat from Proposed Land-Use Law. The bill would ease criteria for privatizing public lands that have been illegally deforested and, if approved today, would be the biggest setback in Brazil forest protection history. : worldnews
UK supermarkets threaten to stop sourcing products from Brazil over Amazon land bill : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 5/5/21 : boston - 3.8%+ 13 deaths 888 new cases 1.04% positive 39% fully vaxxed


"We're not New York" : Boston City Council considering hefty fines for raucous, late-night house parties

Jenny Leonard on Twitter: "SCOOP: The U.S. will support a proposal to waive IP protections for Covid-19 vaccines, @AmbassadorTai tells @EMPosts and me. The U.S. will now participate in negotiations on text at the WTO. Story on @TheTerminal" / Twitter

Protein signature linked to severe COVID-19 outcom