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Ted Cruz Wins Supreme Court Case To Legalize Bribery
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https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099256713/supreme-court-sides-with-sen-ted-cruz-in-campaign-finance-case

The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, ruling that a federal ban on outsiders repaying a candidate's campaign loan to himself after an election violates the constitutional guarantee of free speech.

The vote was 6-to-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion.

Cruz challenged a federal law that has been on the books for 20 years. It bars federal candidates from raising more than $250,000 after an election to repay loans that the candidate made to his own campaign.

Roberts' majority opinion pointed to previous decisions holding that the First Amendment guarantee of free speech safeguards the ability of a candidate to use personal funds to finance his own campaign. Those personal funds, Roberts said, include a bank loan guaranteed by the candidate. To put a limit on money raised to repay such a personal loan after an election, Roberts said, would burden a candidate's core political speech.

'A continuing pattern of extreme hostility'
Campaign reform advocate Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, reacted with dismay, asserting that, "the money is going directly into the pocket of the officeholder, so its not really a campaign contribution, it's a financial gift."

Monday's decision, he said, represents "a continuing pattern of extreme hostility by the Supreme Court ever since Chief Justice Roberts came on the Court. They have really tilted the system to the very wealthy in this country."

But Roberts, addressing fears of influence peddling, said, "influence and access embody a central feature of democracy--that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests, and candidates who are elected can be expected to be responsive to those concerns."
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Fox News prime-time hosts suddenly go silent on "White Replacement Theory" after Buffalo shooting
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/17/buffalo-shooting-fox-news-tucker-carlson-great-replacement-theory

As details of the Buffalo mass shooting emerged over the weekend, much of the media focussed on the shooter’s self-stated motivation: his racist belief that white Americans are being deliberately replaced through immigration in a “great replacement” theory.

Over at Fox News, however, there was barely any mention of the white gunman’s alleged reasoning for opening fire at a supermarket, killing 10 people and wounding three more, in a predominantly Black area.

The absence of coverage of the motive was revealing, given Fox News’s most popular host, Tucker Carlson, has pushed the concept of replacement theory in more than 400 of his shows – and has arguably done more than anyone in the US to popularize the racist conspiracy.

Fox News, according to Oliver Darcy, a media correspondent for CNN, “largely ignored” the fact that the shooter had been inspired by replacement theory. Darcy searched transcripts from Fox News’s shows, and found one brief mention, by Fox News anchor Eric Shawn.

As Americans absorbed news of the shooting and struggled to understand why it had happened, it seemed a glaring thing for the network to disregard. But given Carlson and his colleagues’ promotion of the theory, which has been unchecked by Fox News’s top executives, experts see the network as being left in a bind.
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Ac-actually we don't care if Finland and Sweden joins NATO
Vladimir Putin has appeared to climb down from Russia’s objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, saying Moscow had no issues with them entering the US-led military alliance they now aim to join in reaction to his invasion of Ukraine.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Monday (AEST) formally announced the decision to seek NATO membership, upending 200 years of neutrality and nonalignment. Sweden joins Finland in seeking to apply for membership in the NATO defence bloc.

“As far as expansion goes, including new members Finland and Sweden, Russia has no problems with these states - none,” Putin said.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/no-problems-none-putin-appears-to-back-off-threats-as-sweden-finland-prepare-to-join-nato-20220517-p5alvv.html
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Johnny Depp hit me on honeymoon, says Amber Heard
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>Amber Heard feared her ex-husband Johnny Depp would accidentally kill her during an alleged assault on their honeymoon, a US court has heard.

>Testifying in a defamation case Mr Depp has brought against her, Ms Heard, 36, painted a picture of the actor as an abuser plagued by drug addiction, jealousy and self-harm.

>Mr Depp is suing Ms Heard for $50m (£40m) over an article in which she claimed she was the victim of domestic violence.

>He has repeatedly denied any abuse.

>The high profile case in Virginia has resumed for a fifth week after a pause, before which Mr Depp had told his side of the story and Ms Heard had begun some of her testimony.

>In court on Monday, Ms Heard tearfully told jurors that she believed she'd likely "not survive" if she had remained married to Mr Depp, 58.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61467766
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CNN Reports on the 4chan Mass Shooting
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CNN Reports on the 4chan Mass Shooting
Buffalo massacre puts spotlight on hate-filled website
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/16/tech/4chan-buffalo-shooting/index.html
New York (CNN Business)On Saturday afternoon, an anonymous user on the hateful, antisemitic online forum 4chan wrote, "just 20 mins ago I just witnessed a mass shooting at a tops supermarket live on twitch with like 20 other viewers."

The hate-filled forum 4chan, where all users post anonymously, appears to be at the center of the made-for-the-internet massacre that took place in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday -- from discussion on the platform apparently helping inspire the alleged attacker to spreading the gruesome video of the shooting.
A 180-page document that has been attributed to the man suspected of the shooting, in which 10 people were killed, references how he was radicalized by 4chan, including how he was inspired by watching a video of the 2019 mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand -- which were also streamed live.
Ben Decker, the CEO of Memetica, a threat analysis company, told CNN, "this is a step-by-step copycat attack of Christchurch, in both the real-world attack; planning and selecting the target, and online; coordinating the livestream and manifesto dissemination across fringe message boards."
4chan, which was created in 2003, claims it receives 22 million unique visitors a month, half of whom it says are in the United States, and many of which are believed may be far-right extremists.
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Kamala 'We will work together to work together to continue to work together to work'
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“Our world is more interconnected and interdependent. That is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis, which is why we will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work together as we continue to work operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together on to galvanize global action. With that I thank you all. This is a matter of urgent priority for all of us and I know we will work on this together," Harris can be heard saying in the video.

https://hebrewnews.com/article/47616

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5eRoRB07GY
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Musk puts Twitter buy ‘on hold,’ casting doubt on $44B deal
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https://apnews.com/article/elon-musk-technology-social-media-64b8534f53aa0213fbfd2245bacd6109

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.

Musk tweeted early Friday that he wanted to pinpoint the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. He has been vocal about his desire to clean up Twitter’s problem with “spam bots” that mimic real people, and he appeared to question whether Twitter was underreporting them.

But the company has disclosed in regulatory filings that its bot estimates might be low for at least two years, leading some analysts to believe that Musk could be raising the issue as a reason to back out of the purchase.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted Friday morning, indicating he’s skeptical that the number of inauthentic accounts is that low.

On Friday, Musk subsequently tweeted that he’s “still committed to acquisition.” Neither Twitter nor Musk responded Friday to requests for comment. Musk has conducted a long flirtation with Twitter that culminated in an April deal to acquire the social platform.

The problem of fake accounts on Twitter is not a secret.

In its quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter itself expressed doubts that its count of bot accounts was correct, conceding that the estimate may be low. “In making this determination, we applied significant judgment, so our estimation of false or spam accounts may not accurately represent the actual number of such accounts, and the actual number of false or spam accounts could be higher than we have estimated,” the filing says.
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Azov S̶u̶r̶r̶e̶n̶e̶d̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ Rescued by... Russia?
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Azov surrenders to Russia. WaPo reports it as Azov being "rescued" and "evacuated"
They are currently being held by Russia in Russian controlled cities and intended to be used for a pow swap.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/05/17/azovstal-mariupol-fighters-ukraine-steelworks/
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Ukraine ends bloody battle for Mariupol, evacuates Azovstal fighters
Ukrainian fighters have ended their weeks-long defense of a besieged steel plant in the strategic port city of Mariupol, as hundreds of combatants — dozens of them seriously wounded — were evacuated from the complex Monday
“Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address, as the delicate operation continued. “We hope that we will be able to save the lives of our guys. Among them are the seriously wounded. They are being provided with medical aid.”
Mariupol’s Azovstal Iron and Steel Works and its network of underground tunnels have for weeks served as a shelter and final foothold for some 1,000 Ukrainian fighters, including many from the Azov Regiment, one of Ukraine’s most skilled — and controversial — military units.
Mariupol officials said in mid-April that as many as 1,000 civilians were also hiding in the subterranean network. They were trapped for weeks amid an intense Russian assault, before all women, children and elderly people were evacuated earlier this month. Those who made it to safety described the brutality of the long siege in the cold and fetid bunkers, where they lived without sunlight and with food and water supplies dwindling.
The Russian bombardment of the Azovstal plant appears to have persisted in recent days. Videos posted to Telegram by local officials over the weekend showed white, brightly burning munitions raining down on the plant. The type of munitions could not be independently verified
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A must see Skid Row exposé
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muckraker.com just released a never before seen exposé of Skid Row, Los Angeles. https://www.muckraker.com/articles/down-on-skid-row/

See the weapons, drugs, and stories of a few of the inhabitants of the largest homeless encampment in the United States.
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This is the end. The Russian army is already on the outskirts of New York!
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The latest data from the front line: The troops of the Russian Federation and the DPR captured Donetsk New York (a settlement in the Donbas), the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering heavy losses.

It is reported that the 54th and 110th separate motorized brigades suffered such heavy losses that we are no longer talking about their usual replenishment. A complete reformation of these military formations will be required. The situation in the Donbas is developing very dramatically for the Ukrainian army.

Information has been received from Kiev that a conflict is brewing between the AFU command and Zelensky's office. The generals demand to withdraw troops from Severodonetsk and Lisichansk to Kramatorsk and Slavyansk because of the threat of encirclement, which the most combat-ready Ukrainian battalions can get into. On Bank Street, they insist on continuing the defense of the Lisichansk-Severodonetsk fortified area. The Kiev political leadership has its own ideas on this matter, radically at odds with common sense. It seems that the West has set Zelensky the task of shedding as much blood as possible and destroying as many cities as possible.

The failure of the AFU counteroffensive near Kharkov on the Cossack Lopan is noted. The reason is this – the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was forced to transfer a significant part of the forces from here to Donbass. In particular, reservists transferred from near Kharkov should replenish the 30th separate mechanized and 56th separate motorized infantry brigades, which have suffered significant damage in recent battles. The same thing happened with the formation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was supposed to launch a counterattack on the Raisins. A significant part of the 14th Mechanized Brigade was withdrawn from its composition.

https://yandex.ru/turbo/argumenti.ru/s/army/2022/05/772125
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GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, Liz Cheney says
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"History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse," she tweeted Monday morning.

Shit, I guess freedom of speech really is at steak.
>In the wake of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is accusing her party's leaders of enabling white nationalism, white supremacy and antisemitism.

>"History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse," she tweeted Monday morning.

>Cheney then went a step further, calling on Republican leaders to "renounce and reject these views and those who hold them."

>The FBI is investigating Saturday's attack as a racially motivated hate crime, and federal authorities are also considering a potential terrorism charge.

>The suspected shooter, who is white, is believed to have written a 180-page screed detailing his white supremacist ideologies and his plan to attack a Black community.

>He is allegedly a proponent of "replacement theory," a conspiracy theory that claims non-white individuals are being brought into the U.S. and other Western countries to "replace" white voters to achieve a political agenda.

>The idea is popular among white supremacist and anti-immigration groups, and appears to be gaining traction among the broader public, according to a recent poll. One in three U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral purposes, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found in a poll conducted in December.
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099127039/liz-cheney-republicans-white-nationalism
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It's 19 weeks into the year and America has already seen 198 mass shootings
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The 10 people killed, and an additional three injured, make this weekend's racially motivated attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket the deadliest mass shooting of the year in the United States.

It is also the 198th mass shooting in 2022. With just over 19 weeks into the year, this averages out to about 10 such attacks a week.

The tally comes from the Gun Violence Archive, an independent data collection organization. The group defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot or killed, excluding the shooter. The full list of mass shootings in 2022 can be found here.

Prior to the Buffalo attack, the largest-scale mass shooting this year was at a car show in Dumas, Ark., on March 19. That attack killed one person & injured 27

Mass shootings, as is well known by now, are a common recurrence in the United States. Around this time last year, the US had experienced a similar number of mass shootings: also about 10 a week.

We ended 2021 with 693 mass shootings, per the Gun Violence Archive. The year before saw 611. 2019 had 417.

The massacres don't come out of nowhere, says Mark Follman, who has been researching mass shootings since 2012, when a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

"This is planned violence. There is, in every one of these cases, always a trail of behavioral warning signs," he told NPR earlier this month.

Follman, the author of a new book, Trigger Points, says the role of mental health is also widely misunderstood.

"The general public views mass shooters as people who are totally crazy, insane. It fits with the idea of snapping, as if these people are totally detached from reality."

That's not the case, he said. There's "a very rational thought process" that goes into planning and carrying out mass shootings.

The suspect in the Buffalo attack left behind a racist screed, donned body armor, and livestreamed the attack.

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/15/1099008586/mass-shootings-us-2022-tally-number
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This website to go the way of the 8 one, into oblivion?
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Citing the vile online manifesto attributed to the Buffalo shooter, Gov. Hochul on Sunday urged social media companies to crack down on hate speech — calling the sites “instruments of evil.”

https://www.bostonherald.com/2022/05/15/buffalo-shooting-spurs-gov-hochul-to-call-for-crackdown-of-social-media-instruments-of-evil/
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Predicted miracle from God occurs! Hundreds spot bright green fireball across England
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Hundreds of sightings of a "bright green" fireball have been reported across Wales and England.

The UK Network Fireball Alliance (UKFA) said the large fireball was observed over the UK at 23:39 BST on Wednesday and some people heard a sonic boom.

It was also spotted in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

The UKFA is asking for images and any video footage to be reported to them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-61429325

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-61423796
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Putin says 'REEEE don't join NATO!' Sweden and Finland says...
Finland is expected to announce its intention to join Nato on Thursday with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials have said, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance.

Nato allies expect Finland and Sweden to be granted membership quickly, five diplomats and officials told Reuters, paving the way for increased troop presence in the Nordic region during the one-year ratification period.

In the lead-up to their Nato accession, British prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to defend Sweden and Finland against potential Russian threats as he travelled to both countries to sign mutual security agreements.

In the wider Nordic region, Norway, Denmark and the three Baltic states are already Nato members, and the addition of Finland and Sweden would probably anger Moscow, which says enlargement of the organisation is a direct threat to its own security.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/12/finland-expected-to-announce-bid-to-join-nato
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Russia was advised to change the military doctrine because of Finland and Sweden
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Russia, in response to the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, should equip the Kalibras and Iskanders in the western direction with nuclear warheads. Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine, told "RIA Novosti" about this.

The analyst also called for changes to the military doctrine clarifying the conditions for the use of tactical nuclear weapons in response to possible aggression. He explained this by the fact that when Finland and Sweden join NATO under the accelerated procedure, by the summer the armed forces of these countries will be fully integrated into the military structure of the alliance, and at any moment the deployment of strike groups of the united armed forces of NATO may occur on the territory of these countries or other actions that critically affect the national security of Russia may be taken.

The expert pointed out that Russia will be able to achieve full parity with NATO only with significant financial and time costs. However, it is possible to quickly neutralize the threats by receiving tactical nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to the troops of the Western Military District and the Baltic Fleet in 2022.

On May 15, the head of the Federation Council's Defense Committee, Viktor Bondarev, announced that if Finland joins NATO, Russia will strengthen the grouping of troops on the Finnish border. "If NATO offensive and shock weapons are deployed in Finland in the immediate vicinity of us, we will strengthen the borders, strengthen the Russian grouping of troops on the border. Nothing threatens Russia's security," he assured. According to Bondarev, Finland and Sweden were "not eager" to join the North Atlantic Alliance, but the United States stubbornly puts pressure on these Scandinavian countries. "And now the US has practically put the squeeze on the Finns," the politician added.

https://lenta.ru/news/2022/05/16/doctrine/
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BREAKING: Eurovision was RIGGED because of politics
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6 out of 25 countries' jury votes were disqualified and instead "randomly assigned"! I knew something stank as soon as Romania gave 0 points to Moldova and 12 to Ukraine, but now we have it in the official news!

The countries jury votes that were removed were Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and San Marino, due to (((voting irregularities)))
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/05/16/eurovision-jury-results-of-six-countries-removed-after-voting-irregularities-identified

>"The organisers awarded a different set of scores to the finalists on behalf of our country's jury," it said. "We would like to point out that the Romanian jury decided to give maximum points to the representatives of Moldova ... We reiterate that neither the jury nor the TVR representatives were informed after the second semi-final of the existence of any suspicions regarding the Romanian vote."

>TVR1 also called the way in which the new results were calculated "non-transparent", saying it had asked the contest's organisers to provide an official reason for replacing the jury's score.
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/05/16/eurovision-jury-results-of-six-countries-removed-after-voting-irregularities-identified

Official Romanian statement:
http://stiri.tvr.ro/scandal-la-eurovision-votul-juriului-romaniei-a-fost-modificat--punctajul-maxim-pentru-moldova-fiind-atribuit-ucrainei--anterior-anun--ului--ebu-a-decis-anularea-voturilor-a-6---ari_905101.html

Romanian presenter's live reaction:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cdl5xyRoF2C

Moldova is also doing an inquiry into why the jury gave 0 points to Romania but the public gave 12.
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Musk wants cheaper Twitter price
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Musk speculated that Twitter bot could make up 9/10th of the entire platform and criticized their methodology of counting bots by selecting a random sample of 100 and extrapolating it to all 315,000,000 supposed users. Twitter replies by telling him he violated their NDA
https://wccftech.com/elon-musk-speculates-that-over-90-of-twitters-daily-active-users-might-be-bots-gets-a-call-from-twitter-legal-team-for-violating-the-nda/
Elon Musk Speculates That “Over 90%” of Twitter’s Daily Active Users Might Be Bots, Gets a Call From Twitter Legal Team for Violating the NDA
Twitter is currently facing the classic Musk treatment of negotiating.

The CEO of Tesla had placed his Twitter takeover deal on a “temporary hold” while citing the need to gauge the exact proportion of bots or fake accounts that populated Twitter’s 229 million monetizable daily users in Q1 2022.
Even though Musk had stated at the time that he was still “committed” to the deal, the CEO of Tesla recently revealed that he had received a call from Twitter’s legal team shortly thereafter for allegedly violating the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The call was prompted by a tweet from Musk where he revealed that Twitter’s in-house random sampling process used a sample size of 100. Bear in mind that Musk will have to pay $1 billion in breakup fees if the deal falls apart.

This brings us to the crux of the matter. We had noted on Friday that Musk’s suspension of the takeover deal might be a ploy to renegotiate a lower price for Twitter. Well, the latest tweet from Musk certainly adds confidence to this conjecture.

To wit, Musk has now speculated in a tweet that “over 90%” of Twitter’s daily active users might be bots or fake accounts.

There is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users, which is the metric that matters to advertisers.

Very odd that the most popular tweets of all time were only liked by ~2% of daily active users.

— Elon musk
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COVID "just the flu" killed 15M people in first 2 years
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/05/pandemic-killed-15m-people-in-first-2-years-who-excess-death-study-finds/

Total excess deaths far exceed the reported deaths directly due to COVID-19.

An estimated 14.91 million people worldwide died in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of global excess deaths released Thursday by the World Health Organization.

The estimate—with a 95 percent confidence interval of 13.3 million to 16.6 million—is significantly larger than the number of reported deaths directly caused by COVID-19 during that time, which was around 5.42 million by official counts. But, estimates of excess death try to capture the true toll of the pandemic—direct and indirect deaths. The estimate is done by comparing the number of deaths that occurred during a time period to those expected to occur in that period based on historical mortality data and modeling. Such modeling also accounts for historical differences, such as fewer traffic and influenza deaths during the pandemic due to movement and health restrictions.
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Alex Jones Admits Liability for 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally Statements
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https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/release-alex-jones-admits-liability-for-statements-about-brennan-gilmore/

Gilmore Litigation “Strikes a Blow Against Conspiracy Theorists and Disinformation Peddlers”

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Brennan Gilmore secured an admission of liability in his federal defamation suit against Alex Jones relating to events during and after the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. This is possibly the first time that Jones has admitted to liability for defamation in a court filing.

“This has been a long and difficult process,” Brennan Gilmore said, “but I am gratified to have cleared my name and forced Alex Jones to admit that his statements about me were defamatory. I think that this outcome strikes a blow against conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers anywhere in America who erode civil discourse in our democratic society.”

At the 2017 rally, Gilmore filmed and posted video of a self-described neo-Nazi deliberately driving into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others. Afterward, Gilmore became the subject of false conspiracy theories put forward by Jones and others. After these conspiracy theories spread online, Gilmore feared for the safety of his family and himself. As a result, Gilmore brought suit against Jones and others for defamation in federal court in 2018.
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Elon Musk wants Americans to be sweat shop workers like the Chinese
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Elon Musk said China will produce "some very strong companies," praising the country's workforce.

By contrast, he said, "in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all."

Musk famously slept on the factory floor during the Model 3's "production hell" back in 2018.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he expects China to produce "some very strong companies," due to the country's workforce.

"There's just a lot of super-talented hardworking people in China who strongly believe in manufacturing," Musk said in an interview with the Financial Times on Tuesday.

"They won't just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3 a.m. oil," he continued. "They won't even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all."

Musk himself famously slept on the floor of Tesla's Fremont factory during "production hell" for the Model 3.

"I wanted my circumstances to be worse than anyone else at the company," he told Bloomberg in 2018. "Whenever they felt pain, I wanted mine to be worse."

Last month, workers at Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory were reportedly required to sleep at the facility as production resumed following a three-week shutdown. A memo reported by Bloomberg indicated that each worker would be provided with a sleeping bag and an air mattress and expected to work 12-hour shifts with one day off per week.

Workplace tides may be shifting in China however, after tech workers there protested the "996" schedule that had many working 72 hours per week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for six days.

"This way of working is very harmful for the human body, we've heard a lot of news about deaths from working overtime in recent years, but this deformed overtime system still prevails," one blogger wrote at the time. "We can't help but ask — is it really worth it to exchange our lives for money?"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-says-americans-trying-152047925.html
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Twitter in the Shitter
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Project poo biscuits expose on Twatter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TexDrY6AlAw

Everyone with half a brain already knew it, but now they're admitting it.
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Republicans Supreme Court also attacks Fundamental LGBT Rights in leaked draft
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>Amid his criticisms of Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito eerily ripped landmark civil rights cases that legalized marriage equality and private, consensual sex.

Millions of Americans were shocked Monday night by a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade — a decision that, if finalized, would reverse 50 years of precedent ensuring a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.

But that’s not the only stunning attack on established constitutional rights in the court’s draft majority opinion, first obtained by Politico.

Conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who authored the draft opinion, also specifically criticizes the landmark civil rights cases that legalized marriage equality, Obergefell v. Hodges, and that legalized private consensual sex, Lawrence v. Texas.

Referencing those two cases, Alito eerily says that, like abortion rights, “None of these rights has any claim to being deeply rooted in history.”

Both Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas have already publicly called for revisiting same-sex couples’ constitutional right to marry. In October 2020, they described the court’s 2015 decision on marriage equality as putting “a novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests explicitly protected in the First Amendment.”

“By doing so undemocratically, the court has created a problem that only it can fix,” Alito and Thomas said at the time. “Until then, Obergefell will continue to have ruinous consequences for religious liberty.”

That Alito is now tying his criticisms of marriage equality to an actual draft court opinion to overturn a 50-year precedent on abortion rights should be a blaring siren for anyone concerned about constitutionally protected LGBTQ rights.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lgbtq-rights-roe-v-wade-leaked-supreme-court-opinion_n_6271425ae4b01131b127b198
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Grand jury convened to investigate Trump's Theft of classified documents
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Former President Donald Trump is facing another grand jury investigation.

The New York Times reports that prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate Trump's mishandling of classified documents that he improperly removed from the White House and brought with him to his resort at Mar-a-Lago after his term ended in January 2021.

"In recent days, the Justice Department has taken a series of steps showing that its investigation has progressed beyond the preliminary stages," the paper writes. "Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Archives and Records Administration to obtain the boxes of classified documents... The authorities have also made interview requests to people who worked in the White House in the final days of Mr. Trump’s presidency, according to one of the people."

The Times notes, however, that "charges are rarely brought in investigations into the handling of classified documents" and that the DOJ "typically conducts them to determine whether any highly sensitive information may have been exposed so the intelligence community can take measures to protect sources and methods."

The investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents came after the National Archives revealed that it had to go to Mar-a-Lago to obtain documents that were being requested by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building.

The National Archives sent a letter to Congress back in February in which it confirmed that it has "identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes" that were removed from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year after the Supreme Court ruled that Trump could not shield January 6th-related documents from the committee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/us/politics/justice-department-trump-classified.html
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Hollywood is Dead and It's Too Damn Sweet
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>We think the industry is facing a point of no return in which the economics of the old models look increasingly frail while the potential of the brave new world now appears overly hyped

The few people that still watch TV (all over 30 btw) are the only weirdos surprised by this. The synthetic corporate reality is dying, but there are still hillbillies in the US that think because something is on TV, it's somehow legitimate. The exact opposite is true, nothing on TV is reality and Hollywood figures are fringe idiots still living in the past.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/netflix-stock-drop-hollywood-layoffs-1235257661/amp/
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Judge rejects Trump lawsuit for his lack of understanding of the first amendment
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https://apnews.com/article/business-lawsuits-donald-trump-san-francisco-436deab188d30f8bab1eb0592de0d3d8

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco judge tossed out former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter.

U.S. District Judge James Donato said Friday that Trump failed to show Twitter violated his First Amendment right to free speech. Free speech rights don’t apply to private companies and Trump failed to show Twitter was working as a state actor on behalf of Democrats, the judge wrote.

“The amended complaint merely offers a grab-bag of allegations to the effect that some Democratic members of Congress wanted Mr. Trump, and ‘the views he espoused,’ to be banned from Twitter because such ‘content and views’ were ‘contrary to those legislators’ preferred points of view,’” Donato wrote. “But the comments of a handful of elected officials are a far cry from a ‘rule of decision for which the State is responsible.’ Legislators are perfectly free to express opinions without being deemed the official voice of ‘the State.’”

Trump sued Twitter, Facebook and Google’s YouTube in July 2021, claiming they illegally censored him.

The platforms suspended Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, in which his followers violently stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win. The companies cited concerns he would incite further violence.

The ruling comes as Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, is in the process of purchasing Twitter for $44 billion. The deal has raised questions about whether, Musk, a self-described free speech absolutist, would reinstate the former president.

Trump, who has continued to repeat lies about his 2020 election defeat in speeches, has started his own social network, Truth Social. He said last week that he wouldn’t rejoin Twitter if given the chance.
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ROBINETTE ROBINHOOD BIDEN TELL ME IMA DOIN GRATE BUT EVERY WEEK ME A GETTIN RAPED AT DI GAS PUMP
Natural gas prices have soared to a 14-year high. Here's why

Add natural gas to the list of commodities in the U.S. whose prices are surging. Costs for the fossil fuel, which is used for heating and electricity as well as to produce plastics and petrochemicals, this year jumped to a 14-year high. The spot price for natural gas at the Henry Hub — a U.S. benchmark — crossed $8 per thousand cubic feet this week, its highest level since 2008.

"These prices are unsustainably high," said Pavel Molchanov, an analyst with investment bank Raymond James.

At their peak, natural gas prices averaged $4.40 per thousand cubic feet in 2008 and 2014, while diving to $2.10 at its low point in 2020. By that measure, the current price is "definitely off-the-charts high, and that's not going to persist forever," Molchanov said.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/natural-gas-price-14-year-high/
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Researchers discover some top mainstream websites are keylogging everything you type
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https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/05/some-top-100000-websites-collect-everything-you-type-before-you-hit-submit/?comments=1

When you sign up for a newsletter, make a hotel reservation, or check out online, you probably take for granted that if you mistype your email address three times or change your mind and X out of the page, it doesn't matter. Nothing actually happens until you hit the Submit button, right? Well, maybe not. As with so many assumptions about the web, this isn't always the case, according to new research: A surprising number of websites are collecting some or all of your data as you type it into a digital form.

Researchers from KU Leuven, Radboud University, and University of Lausanne crawled and analyzed the top 100,000 websites, looking at scenarios in which a user is visiting a site while in the European Union and visiting a site from the United States. They found that 1,844 websites gathered an EU user's email address without their consent, and a staggering 2,950 logged a US user's email in some form. Many of the sites seemingly do not intend to conduct the data-logging but incorporate third-party marketing and analytics services that cause the behavior.

After specifically crawling sites for password leaks in May 2021, the researchers also found 52 websites in which third parties, including the Russian tech giant Yandex, were incidentally collecting password data before submission. The group disclosed their findings to these sites, and all 52 instances have since been resolved.
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Republicans posed to damage the economy by $105 billion annually by repealing Roe v Wade
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https://www.businessinsider.com/overturn-roe-wade-economic-economy-implications-banning-abortions-severe-2022-5
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said restricting abortion rights could hurt the US economy.
Women denied abortions are more likely to struggle paying bills and exit the workforce, research shows.
Overturning Roe v. Wade would also increase inequality, experts said.
The battle over Roe v. Wade has been framed as a human-rights issue: one about morals, ethics, and religion. That's all true, but abortion is an economic matter, too, as shown by comments from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a Senate banking committee hearing on Tuesday.

Yellen underscored the negative economic impacts of limiting abortion rights in the US, saying it would set women's progress back in the economy. She was likely referring to women's labor force participation rate, wages, and levels of poverty.

"I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades," Secretary Yellen told lawmakers yesterday.

"One aspect of a satisfying life is being able to feel that you have the financial resources to raise a child," Yellen responded. "This is not harsh. This is the truth," she later added.

On May 2, Politico published a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court overturning Roe. The opinion rejects the federal right to abortion and paves the way for upholding restrictive anti-abortion laws in 13 states.
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SCOTUS cancels Roe vs Wade abortion decision:Back alleys and coat hangers rejoice!
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Supreme court voted to overturn Roe v Wade abortion law, leaked draft opinion reportedly shows

In an unprecedented revelation, a document written by Justice Samuel Alito says ‘Roe was egregiously wrong from the start’

The US supreme court has provisionally voted to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that legalised abortion nationwide in America, according to a draft opinion reported on by Politico.

In what appeared to be a stunning and unprecedented leak, Politico said on Monday evening it had obtained an initial majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito and circulated in the court on 10 February.

The opinion strikes down Roe v Wade, the court’s 1973 ruling that enshrined the constitutional right to abortion, and a subsequPolitico quoted Alito as saying: “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

The justice adds: “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Four of the other Republican-appointed justices – Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – voted with Alito in the conference held among the justices, the article added.

After an initial vote among the justices following the oral argument, one is assigned the majority opinion and writes a draft. It is then circulated among the justices. At times, in between the initial vote and the ruling being released, the vote alignment can change. A ruling is only final when it is published by the court.ent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v Casey – that largely upheld that right.


https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473
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Washing machine stocks going up.
Russia is reportedly now using appliance parts from the many homes in the country to build its weapons and supply its need to create many of its tools against Ukraine. The report came from Ukrainian officials closely monitoring its neighbor country amidst the conflict that both companies play a role in now.

The move by Russia is a result of the United States' sanctions that prevent it from accessing proper technology to build its weapons and needs for this global issue.
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/275334/20220511/russia-use-appliance-parts-weapons-ukraine%E2%80%94us-sanctions-prevent-access-proper.htm
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Israeli cops beat coffin bearers of murdered Palestinian Journalist’s and they drop it
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also see: >>1041756

Video showed police officers in Jerusalem beating and kicking pallbearers carrying the coffin that contained the body of the journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, striking other mourners with batons, and forcing one man to the ground. During the commotion, the pallbearers were pushed backward, causing them to briefly drop the coffin.

Shireen Abu Akleh was a journalist who wanted ‘to be close to the people.’

Israel 'investigates' whether Shireen Abu Akleh was shot from an Israeli Army jeep.

Palestinian prosecutors say the journalist was deliberately murdered by Israeli forces.

The lethal bullet is the focus of dueling investigations.

Video captures the moments after Shireen Abu Akleh was shot.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/05/13/world/shireen-abu-akleh-funeral-israel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorE1WrhccQ
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Erdoğan: Turkey ‘not positive’ about Sweden and Finland joining Nato
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/13/erdogan-turkey-not-feeling-positive-about-sweden-and-finland-joining-nato

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has cast doubt on Finnish and Swedish membership of Nato, saying he does not have a positive opinion of the two Nordic nations joining the military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

His remarks came as a Swedish parliamentary security review said membership would reduce the risk of conflict in northern Europe and a day after neighbouring Finland said it aimed to join the alliance.

Finland and Sweden, while both Nato partners, have long viewed membership as an unnecessary provocation of Russia, their powerful eastern neighbour. Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, however, has led to a radical rethink of their security policies.

Membership of Nato would require ratification by all existing members, and Erdoğan remarked to journalists after leaving Friday prayers in Istanbul that Turkey would not welcome either.

“We are currently following developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we don’t feel positively about this,” he said.

Turkey has been a Nato member since 1952 and its membership remains a cornerstone of its foreign policy towards western countries. The comments appeared directed at the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Turkey regards as a terrorist organisation, although they appeared to encompass the communities of Kurdish origin in Scandinavia as a whole.

“We don’t want to commit a mistake,” he added. “Scandinavian countries are like guesthouses for terrorist organisations. To go even further, they have seats in their parliaments, too.”
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‘They Deceived Us at Every Step’: Troops Say Russia’s War Is in Shambles
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Troops sent into Ukraine to back up Russian forces say they had no choice but to leave because Russian military was in shambles and “they deceived us at every step.”
Soldiers from the breakaway state of South Ossetia—speaking to South Ossetian leader Anatoly Bibilov at a meeting publicized by the independent news outlet MediaZona—rattled off a list of complaints about faulty equipment, lack of leadership and intel, and brainless tactics.
South Ossetia, which relies heavily on military and financial aid from Russia, sent troops to Ukraine in late March to “defend Russia.” Ukrainian military officials said at the time that some 150 South Ossetian troops were joining forces with Russia, but Tskhinvali never gave any official figures.
Many of the soldiers are said to be part of Russian military units based in South Ossetia; Moscow and Tskhinvali struck a deal in 2017 to partially incorporate their armed forces.
But reports soon surfaced of many of them refusing to take part in the fight, vowing not to become “cannon fodder.”
“Nobody got scared here, it’s just that they deceived us at every step,” one of the soldiers told Bibilov of their decision to abandon the fight.
“Of the 11 days [that we were there,] I wouldn’t even wish on an enemy what happened there. All the equipment didn’t work, I’m telling you straight… There was no command staff,” another soldier told the South Ossetian leader.
Out of 10 tanks, the first soldier said, only three fired. “The artillery mortar for the mortar-gunners didn’t work, the legs were all crooked,” he said.
“There was no command. And if the officers didn’t know what to do, what is the sergeant doing there?” another soldier was quoted saying.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/they-deceived-us-at-every-step-south-ossetian-troops-blast-russias-war-in-ukraine
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Grand jury for Trump's attempt to steal the 2020 Georgia General Election selected in Atlanta
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https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-donald-trump-georgia-presidential-8823a1c619ca26be91f8d76b83a9f974

ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury was selected Monday for the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia.

The investigation has been underway since early last year, and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis took this unusual step of requesting the special grand jury to help it along. She noted in a letter to the chief judge that the special grand jury would be able to issue subpoenas to people who have refused to cooperate otherwise.

The chief judge ordered the special grand jury to be seated for a period of up to a year, beginning Monday. Of the pool of about 200 people called from the county master jury list, 26 were chosen to serve — 23 grand jurors and three alternates. Special grand juries focus on investigating a single topic and making recommendations to the district attorney, who then decides whether to seek an indictment from a regular grand jury.

Because of the intense public interest in this case, the court made arrangements for parts of Monday’s selection process to be broadcast live. Now that the special grand jury has been selected, however, everything it does will happen in secret.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who’s been tasked with overseeing the special grand jury, told the people summoned to the jury pool that they would not be hearing a trial, but would instead be serving on an investigative special grand jury looking into actions surrounding the 2020 general election.

“Now it’s time for 26 members of our community to participate in that investigation,” McBurney said.
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Students protest after teacher is fired by conservative bigots for helping a trans student
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https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/southeastern-pa/students-protest-after-middle-school-teacher-in-doylestown-placed-on-administrative-leave/article_0bfbaad6-d0ae-11ec-87d7-775addbda776.html

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A middle school teacher in Doylestown has been placed on administrative leave.

An online petition says he gave out a hotline number to LGBTQ students to use as a resource. The School District has not confirmed that, but on Tuesday students were protesting outside Lenape Middle School calling for him to be reinstated.

Adorned in rainbow flags, several of those students chose not to go to class, calling for Social Studies teacher Andrew Burgess to be reinstated. We're not identifying the students because they're underage.

"It was kind of like a slap in the face to everyone that would go to him and stuff for, because I would consistently go to him for when I was being bullied and harassed within our school," said one of the students.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) confirmed Burgess is on paid administrative leave, but would not comment further. The students believe it had to do with Burgess handing out a phone number to LGBTQ students.

"It was simply a hotline number, just in case the person needed help," said one of the students.

We reached out to the Central Bucks School District about Burgess. Communications Director Angela Linch sent us a statement simply saying "The District is unable to comment on confidential matters of personnel."

But an online petition calling for Burgess to be reinstated has received more than 2,500 signatures at this time.

"They just took away one of the biggest allies of this school, who supports all students in every way, and a lot of people go to him, which is why there's so many people that signed the petition," said one of the students.

The students also believe the district is trying to send a message to other faculty.
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France and India: New shift in an old relationship
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The developing trajectory of Indo-French ties emanates from considerable alignments at a policy level.
As the first batch of the Rafale fighter jets perched down on the tarmac at the Ambala Air Force base, it evoked a sense of national euphoria not seen in recent memory as far as any kind of military acquisition by India is concerned. The euphoria, mostly generated by a persistent and heightened media coverage was not just because of what the Rafale brings to the table in terms of augmenting India’s air power, which it does, but essentially because the induction happened in the backdrop of an increasingly volatile geo-strategic environment. To specify, the clashes at Galwan valley in June 2020 where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives, marked a turning point in the relationship between India and China. This was echoed in the words of the late General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, who had stated the fact publicly that it was China and not Pakistan that is India’s biggest enemy today. Such a scenario that entails reworking of strategic thinking as well as action-to deal with new challenges, has brought the indispensability of time tested and old partners back to the fore. And one such partner is the Mediterranean country of France.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND MILITARY TIES
The road to strategic ties was taken during the days of the Cold War. Notwithstanding the fact that the Soviet Union was India’s prime security and diplomatic partner, France added a different dynamic by striving to balance India’s excessive dependence on Soviet Union. Apart from the attractiveness of India as a market for export, France also appreciated and identified with the strategic disposition of India in the larger South Asian region.
https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/france-india-new-shift-old-relationship
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Jan. 6 rioters who stormed Capitol in gladiator, caveman costumes sentenced to prison
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/jan-6-rioters-stormed-capitol-gladiator-caveman-costumes-sentenced-pri-rcna27727
WASHINGTON — Two Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while wearing costume attire received federal prison sentences Friday, the same day prosecutors secured a string of guilty pleas from other rioters.

Aaron Mostofsky, a 35-year-old man who was dressed as a caveman when he stormed the Capitol, was sentenced to eight months behind bars followed by a year of supervised release.

The Brooklyn resident, whose father is a judge in Kings County Supreme Court in New York, pleaded guilty in February to a felony charge of civil disorder and misdemeanor charges of theft and entering a restricted building. Video showed Mostofsky joining others pushing against a police line outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, and that he was roughly the 12th person to enter into the building after rioters smashed windows to gain entry.

Mostofsky, who had told a friend his costume was meant to illustrate his belief that "even a caveman" knew the 2020 election was stolen, said Friday he was “sorry for the officers that had to deal with that chaos,” the Associated Press reported.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Mostofsky was "on the front lines" of the Capitol siege, which the judge said "imposed an indelible stain on how our nation is perceived," according to the AP.
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Rape as a weapon of war: France's shameful legacy in Algeria
French rape Algerian women
https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20220429-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-france-s-shameful-legacy-in-algeria

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Florence GAILLARD
Sixty years ago, Algeria won its independence after a brutal war with France. There is plenty of documentation on the 1954-1962 Algerian War, but one topic remains extremely taboo: the systemic rape of Algerian women by French soldiers during the conflict. Survivors have yet to see justice, and time is running out. FRANCE 24's Florence Gaillard reports.

https://twitter.com/RimSarah/status/1520796953663184896
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J6 MAGA WHITE MAN GIVE PIECE PRIZE TO NONVIOLENT BLACK MAN BUT HE LOVE BUFFALO VIOLENCE HE DO
Payton Gendron ID’d as gunman in racially motivated mass shooting at Buffalo’s Tops supermarket

https://nypost.com/2022/05/14/multiple-people-shot-at-buffalos-tops-friendly-market-in-ny/

Ten people were killed and three others wounded in a “racially motivated” mass shooting Saturday, by a young man in military-style gear who was toting an assault rifle, and livestreaming the mayhem at a Buffalo supermarket, authorities said.

The shooter — identified by law enforcement as 18-year-old Payton Gendron — drove from “hours away” in Conklin, New York, to the Tops market on Jefferson Avenue, in a predominantly black neighborhood, officials said.

Eleven of the victims were black and two were white.

“We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially-motivated violent extremism,” said Stephen Belongia, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo field office said during a press conference.

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia gave a more blunt assessment.

“This was pure evil. It was a straight-up racially motivated hate crime,” he said.

The shooter arrived at the market at around 2:30 p.m. He “was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear on. He had a tactical helmet on,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said.

He also had a camera to livestream the shooting, Gramaglia said.
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Orthodox Russian churches are drawing in far-right converts
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More far-right American Christians are coverting to Russian Orthodoxy - saying they feel it's a church that has remained the same, regardless of time or politics.
But researchers warn there are strong strains of white nationalism and pro-Putin authoritarianism.
>When Sarah Riccardi-Swartz moved from New York City to a small Appalachian town in West Virginia in the fall of 2017, she was searching for an answer to a puzzling question. Why had a group of conservative American Christians converted to Russian Orthodoxy?

>"It's typically an immigrant faith, so I was really interested in that experience and why it spoke to converts," said Riccardi-Swartz, a postdoctoral fellow in the Recovering Truth project at Arizona State University.

>Riccardi-Swartz's study focused on a community of mostly former evangelical Christians and Catholics who had joined the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). The West Virginia location, in addition to having a church parish, was also home to the largest English-speaking Russian Orthodox monastery in the world.

>Over a year of doing research, Riccardi-Swartz learned that many of these converts had grown disillusioned with social and demographic change in the United States. In ROCOR, they felt they had found a church that has remained the same, regardless of place, time and politics. But Riccardi-Swartz also found strong strains of nativism, white nationalism and pro-authoritarianism, evidenced by strong admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/10/1096741988/orthodox-christian-churches-are-drawing-in-far-right-american-converts
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Buffalo active shooter kills 10, manifesto specifically names /k/, /out/ and /pol/. Also Tarrant.
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I was going to use an image from the link, but max image size is 4mb so fuck 4chan. Also field too long. Also captcha. Fuck this website! Shut it down.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/buffalo-supermarket-mass-shooting/index.html

Ten people were killed in a racially motivated mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday by a suspect in tactical gear who was livestreaming the attack, law enforcement officials said during a news conference.
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DONT NEED A FOREIGN WAR USA ALREADY SELF GUN CRAZY NUTS AINT GONNA CHANGE EITHER
It's week 19 of the year and America has already seen 198 mass shootings

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/15/1099008586/mass-shootings-us-2022-tally-number

All you women who want a man of the street
But don't know which way you wanna turn
Just keep a-comin', and put your hand out to me
'Cause I'm the one who's gonna make you burn
I'm gonna take you down
Oh, down, down, down
So, don't you fool around
I'm gonna pull it, pull it, pull the trigger
Shoot to thrill, play to kill
Too many women with too many pills, yeah
Shoot to thrill, play to kill
I got my gun at the ready, gonna fire at will, yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiZHNw1MtzI
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israel murders Palestinian-American journalist, western press ignores
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The veteran journalist, described as an “icon of Palestinian coverage”, was targeted and murdered by Israeli forces while reporting in Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.
They shot her in the face while she was wearing the Press vest and a helmet.

In New York, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, called Abu Akleh’s death “sad” and called for a transparent investigation.

She said protecting American citizens and journalists was “our highest priority.

The White House also called for a thorough probe.

“We are sad of the killing of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank,” Ned Price, US State Department Spokesman, said on Twitter.
The US ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, had said on Twitter he was “very sad”.

Very sad to learn of the death of American and Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh of @AJArabic @AJEnglish. I encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other journalist today in Jenin.

— Ambassador Tom Nides (@USAmbIsrael) May 11, 2022


Luis Miguel Bueno, the EU’s spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa, said on Twitter that he was “saddened” by the killing of Abu Akleh while she was doing her job reporting on Israeli raids in Jenin.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/11/world-reacts-al-jazeera-journalist-shireen-abu-akleh-killed-by-israeli-forces
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California water at critically low levels, season only starting
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(CNN)Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, wherethe country'slargest reservoirsare plunging at an alarming rate, California's two largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are facing a similar struggle.

Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly to the state's multiyear, unrelenting drought conditions, rapidly draining statewide reservoirs. And according to this week's report from theUS Drought Monitor, the two major reservoirs are at "critically low levels" at the point of the year when they should be the highest.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/07/us/california-water-shasta-oroville-climate/index.html
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Almost 2 in 3 say Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade
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https://thehill.com/news/state-watch/3481072-almost-2-in-3-say-supreme-court-should-uphold-roe-v-wade-poll/

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans questioned in a new poll said that the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.

The survey published Sunday found that 64 percent of respondents said the nation’s highest court should keep the decision the way it is, while 36 percent disagreed.

Eighty-four percent of those who want Roe upheld said that overturning it would move the country in the wrong direction, and 82 percent said reversing it would be dangerous to women and for Americans’ rights.

In contrast, 85 percent of those who want the decision overturned said that reversing it would protect the unborn, while 80 percent said that it would move the country in the right direction, and 64 percent said it would protect women.

Seventy-six percent of the Democrats surveyed oppose a federal law making abortion illegal, pollsters found, while Republicans are more divided. Forty-eight percent of Republican respondents said they would support a federal law making abortion illegal, and 52 percent were opposed

Overall, 33 percent of respondents said that abortion should be legal in all cases in their states if Roe is overturned, while 12 percent said it should be illegal in all cases.

Ninety-four percent of respondents who said abortion should be legal in their states pointed to protections for victims of rape and incest, and 89 percent highlighted protections for women with high-risk pregnancies, the poll found.

The poll was conducted from May 4 to May 6 with a total of 2,088 respondents. The sampling error in the survey is 2.7 percentage points.
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Democrats Money Printing Pushes Inflation Up to 8.5%
>Inflation is transitory (March 2021)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-imf-inflation-idUSKBN2BB1XR
>Inflation has peaked (December 2021)
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-says-us-inflation-has-likely-peaked-2021-12-10/
>inflation is corporate greed (March 2022)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/597363-house-democrats-take-aim-at-corporate-greed-during-inflation-hearing/
>inflation is "putin's price hike" (April 2022)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-blames-putins-price-hike-gas-prices-depend/story?id=84034646
>inflation is from supply chains (April 2022)
https://www.reuters.com/business/global-inflation-stay-stubbornly-high-wrecked-supply-chains-persist-2022-04-28/
>Biden to blast Republicans as having no plan on inflation (May 2022)
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-blast-republicans-having-no-plan-inflation-2022-05-10/
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Cali cop called to scene of domestic disturbance began masturbating in family's home
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn8SAMepnBw [Embed]
https://www.ktvu.com/news/san-jose-police-officer-faces-charges-for-masturbating-during-disturbance-call-d-a
https://nypost.com/2022/05/12/california-cop-arrested-after-allegedly-masturbating-in-home-during-disturbance-call/
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-police-officer-masturbated

A California cop was arrested after he was caught masturbating by a family who called police for help with a domestic disturbance, officials said Thursday.

San Jose Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, allegedly “touched himself” in front of two female family members in the home on April 21 — then exposed himself to the mother, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

The “shocked and scared” women ran to two men elsewhere in the house, and one of the allegedly saw Dominguez exposing himself in the dining area of the home, the DA said.

“The charged behavior is beyond disturbing,” DA Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims.”

Dominguez, who worked for the department for four years, had been called to the home with other officers on a report of a mentally ill family member getting violent, officials said.

Dominguez allegedly sent two other officers away to find the mentally ill family member before he exposed himself, the DA said.

The officer is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, a spokesperson for San Jose police said. He was slapped with a charge of indecent exposure and could face a year in jail and 10 years on the sex offender registry.

Police Chief Anthony Mata released a YouTube video Thursday showing him walking Dominguez out of the Internal Affairs Office of the department.
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Putin puts West on notice: Russia will kill their economy further by terminating exports and deals
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Putin decides he wants to blow up his already house of cards economy more in his quest to commit more war crimes in Ukraine.

https://www.reuters.com/world/putin-signs-decree-new-retaliatory-sanctions-against-west-kremlin-2022-05-03/

LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin put the West on notice on Tuesday that he could terminate exports and deals, the Kremlin's toughest response yet to the sanctions burden imposed by the United States and allies over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Putin, Russia's paramount leader since 1999, signed a broad decree on Tuesday which forbade the export of products and raw materials to people and entities on a sanctions list that he instructed the government to draw up within 10 days.

The decree, which came into force with its publication, gives Moscow the power to sow chaos across markets as it could at any moment halt exports or tear up contracts with an entity or individual it has sanctioned.

The Russian government has 10 days to draw up lists of those it will sanction beyond the Western politicians it has already.

Putin explicitly framed the decree as a response to what he cast as the illegal actions of the United States and its allies meant to deprive "the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation and Russian legal entities of property rights or the restricting their property rights".

The decree sets out "retaliatory special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of some foreign states and international organizations".

Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine prompted the United States and its allies to impose the most severe sanctions in modern history on Russia and Moscow's business elite, steps Putin casts as a declaration of economic war.

The West's attempt to economically isolate Russia - one of the world's biggest producers of natural resources - has propelled the global economy into uncharted waters with soaring prices and warnings of food shortages.
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Cheaper adenovector vaccines better choice than mRNA ones all along
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Do the covid vaccines save lives?
A bombshell new study by a distinguished team of Danish researchers led by Prof. Christine Stabell-Benn suggests a surprisingly nuanced answer. In the randomized trials of the covid vaccines, the adenovector-based vaccines, including the AstraZeneca vaccines

Kulldorff is a prominent vaccine scientist who has presented his honest views on the covid vaccines, even when they go against the established narrative.

In March 2021, he lost his position as an advisor to the US CDC for recommending against pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for older Americans – an action that effectively killed the demand for the adenovirus vector vaccines in the US. He is the only person I know who the CDC has fired for being too pro-vaccine.

He pointed to the clear implication of the results, When both mRNA and adenovector vaccines are available, it’s better to take the vaccine with good randomized evidence of reductions in all-cause mortality rather than taking a vaccine where we cannot tell from the best evidence whether it reduces mortality. Kulldorff called for a new randomized controlled trial of the mRNA vaccine to find out if they can compete with the adenovirus-vector vaccines.

At the very least, the plain implication (since both sets of vaccines are available) is that public health authorities should have recommended the cheaper adenovector vaccines over the mRNA vaccines all along for most patients.

In other words, the international move to de-authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine across Europe and elsewhere looks like it may have been a mistake, and that AZ was actually a better option than the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

It offers a potential contributory explanation for the better overall mortality outcomes in the UK (which overwhelmingly used the AZ vaccine) than much of continental Europe (which phased out the AZ vaccine) after the vaccine programme in the second half of 2021.

https://unherd.com/thepost/study-into-mrna/
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Pro-Russian "Conti gang" cybercriminals hold entire Costa Rican government hostage with ransomware
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/12/costa-rica-national-emergency-ransomware-attacks

After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency invoking a measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the Covid-19 pandemic to allow the government to react more nimbly to the crisis.

President Rodrigo Chaves, who was sworn in on Sunday, made the emergency declaration one of his first acts. It was published on Wednesday, but Chaves has not named the members of the National Emergency Commission.

The declaration refers to the attack Costa Rica is suffering at the hands of “cybercriminals” and “cyberterrorists”.

The Russian-speaking Conti gang had claimed responsibility for the attack. Last week the US state department offered a $10m reward for information leading to the identification or location of Conti leaders.

The attack began in April when the finance ministry was the first to report that a number of its systems were affected, including tax collection and customs. Attacks also targeted the social security agency’s human resources system and labor ministry.

The Costa Rican government has not reported an expansion of the attack, but some systems, especially at the finance ministry, are still not functioning normally. The government has also not made an estimate of the losses caused by the attack.

Carlos Alvarado was still president when the attacks began and he said Costa Rica would not pay the gang any ransom.
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Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
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The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Deliberations on controversial cases have in the past been fluid. Justices can and sometimes do change their votes as draft opinions circulate and major decisions can be subject to multiple drafts and vote-trading, sometimes until just days before a decision is unveiled. The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months.

The immediate impact of the ruling as drafted in February would be to end a half-century guarantee of federal constitutional protection of abortion rights and allow each state to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion. It’s unclear if there have been subsequent changes to the draft.

No draft decision in the modern history of the court has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending. The unprecedented revelation is bound to intensify the debate over what was already the most controversial case on the docket this term.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473
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More than $2 million in cash seized from drug ring in Kentucky
Agents from several law enforcement organizations across the Commonwealth recently arrested 12 people and more than 10,000 pills in a drug operation.

Officials from DEA Criminal Diversion Group, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Manchester Police Department arrested the group of people and seized more than $2 million in U.S. currency after an investigation into a Louisville-based drug operation.

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https://www.wkyt.com/2022/05/12/12-people-arrested-more-than-2-million-seized-kentucky-drug-investigation/
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THE PUBLIC SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THIS TECH
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It is unacceptable that the gov get access/knows about this tech and is not letting the public know. These UFOs can go from sea level to 70k feet in 1 second!!! Think about the benefit that could have for humanity! LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/tic-tac-ufo-video-q-and-a-with-navy-pilot-chad-underwood.html
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Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30
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For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn’t until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. They had a son when she was 42.

Over the past three decades, that has become increasingly common in the U.S., as birthrates have declined for women in their 20s and jumped for women in their late 30s and early 40s, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The trend has pushed the median age of U.S. women giving birth from 27 to 30, the highest on record.

As an older parent celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, Jacobs feels she has more resources for her son, 9, than she would have had in her 20s.

“There’s definitely more wisdom, definitely more patience,” said Jacobs, 52, who is a patients’ services administrator at a hospital. “Because we are older, we had the money to hire a nanny. We might not have been able to afford that if we were younger.”

https://www.kxxv.com/hometown/texas/motherhood-deferred-us-median-age-for-giving-birth-hits-30
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Domestic Terrorists Leaks SCOTUS home addresses over Roe overrule
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>Boy, its good thing Biden whipped up those anti-lynching laws! These fucking "progressives" are showing their true nature more and more: They are Marxists bent on the destruction of the US:

https://news.yahoo.com/pro-abortion-group-publicizes-conservative-165342136.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANUz5-kV05-OtfFEkF8StVJ9_J8kRqSGho-zQQX1DfzdqTSmfWl_L95EUXX4DAV_QRjin0y8HNcv_ZUpoe1HvdVGQ14o_AIMJixqDrsW2_c9Lg1Gzd2vx_osEYA6mC4yMFaS6dIhMhk0VDzuzsmiiSiYAknkvQyrar5WrpGjUgEg

In response to the Monday night leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, a leftist group called Ruth Sent Us posted what it claims are the home addresses of the Court’s six conservative justices online in preparation for an organized “walk-by protest” set to take place outside the justices’ homes next week.
Ruth Sent Us plans to dispatch demonstrators to “the homes of the six extremist justices” on Wednesday, May 11, according to the group’s website. On Thursday, leading Catholic group CatholicVote demanded President Biden condemn Ruth Sent Us for organizing protests urging people to target Catholic Churches and disrupt Mass this coming Sunday and outside the homes of the six justices. Biden, who claims to be Catholic, is vocally pro-abortion. “In the wake of the shameless leak of a draft opinion of the Supreme Court, pro-abortion groups are now threatening to disrupt Catholic churches and to protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices this Sunday,” the organization wrote in a statement. “President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats. Anti-Catholic zealots are plotting to intimidate and harass Catholics across the country, along with justices and their families. This country was built on freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The President of the United States must stand up for both.”
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California... Knows how to crime
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California Is having an issue with their 'progressive' policies on crime-- repeat offenders are getting released early and committing more crimes... Repeatedly.
This is something nobody predicted might happen.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/felon-with-e2-80-98ghost-gun-arrested-for-10th-time-since-2020-police/ar-AAXaGMG
SAN DIEGO — Officers arrested a man carrying a “ghost gun” and drugs in Escondido last weekend, marking the tenth time they took him into custody since 2020, according to police.

Craig Blas’ latest arrest came Saturday as he walked through a parking lot on Grand Avenue just east of state Route 78, Escondido Police Department said in a news release. Officers recognized him as a “known wanted felon” and came up with a plan to take him into custody.

Blas ran when he spotted the officers but they searched the 32-year-old and found a handgun magazine, three fake oxycodone pills that tested positive for fentanyl, a red dot sight for a pistol and $738 in cash.
The officers said they also saw Blas throw something into a car as he tried to escape. They searched that vehicle and found a handgun which had its serial number removed
In their statement Wednesday, law enforcement officials pointed to Propositions 47 and 57 as an explanation for Blas’ repeated releases. The two voter-approved state policies modified California’s judicial system to lower some offenses from felonies to misdemeanors and expanded the ways an incarcerated person can become eligible for supervised release.
The two propositions have become synonymous with the political debate surrounding crime in California. Law enforcement groups and some Republicans point to cases like Blas’ as an example of the policies’ “dangerous” consequences. Criminal justice reformers and some Democrats, by contrast, defend the propositions, saying they help reduce the state’s swollen prison population and leave prosecutors adequate options to impose harsher penalties.
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Womp womp, Democrats put on show for their brain dead base
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Democrats' all but doomed Senate abortion vote threatens to divide the party
First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/democrats-all-doomed-senate-abortion-vote-threatens-divide-party-n1295296
WASHINGTON — If it’s Tuesday ... West Virginia and Nebraska hold their 2022 primary contests. ... President Joe Biden contrasts his plan to fight inflation with that of Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. ... Biden separates Ukraine funding from Covid spending — after originally tying them together. ... Abortion rights supporters protest outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home. ... And we’re hitting the road in Pennsylvania.

But first: Senate Democrats are once again headed for a show vote — this time on abortion — that risks dividing their party, depressing their base, and looks all but certain to be defeated.

“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer officially set into motion the procedure [Monday] afternoon to have a key procedural vote on the Democratic bill to provide federal protections for abortion rights on Wednesday. The vote’s timing is still TBD, but is expected in the afternoon on Wednesday, and is still expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to pass,” NBC’s Frank Thorp and Julie Tsirkin report.
More: “Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the only potential Republican supporter of the Democratic bill to provide federal protections to abortion rights, says she will vote 'no' when the Senate votes to proceed to the measure on Wednesday.”

And: “Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., now becomes the only senator who we do not know how he will vote, telling NBC News, “I’m going to wait until caucus [Tuesday] and see what they have to say.”
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Hunter laundering money
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https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/york-hunter-bidens-2-million-174541946.html
One of the mysteries of the Hunter Biden matter is how the president's son, with no obvious sources of income, manages to maintain a grand lifestyle. For the last year or so, he has been living in a $20,000-a-month rental house in Malibu, California.
(The taxpayers are footing the bill for the Secret Service to pay even more, $30,000 a month, to rent the house next door while protecting Hunter.) The younger Biden also likes nice cars; a 2020 photo showed him arriving for lunch at the Waldorf Astoria in a Porsche Panamera GTS, which costs six figures.

Federal prosecutors are also said to be looking into his purchase of another six-figure auto, a Fisker electric sports car. Where is all that money coming from? Does Biden, who by his own description has in the past been a notorious drug addict who threw away money right and left, have great investments that keep him in such a life, even as he hires expensive lawyers to represent him in a federal tax and influence probe? Are his corrupt benefactors in Ukraine or China or elsewhere still helping him? Has he sold so many paintings -- in confidential transactions, of course -- that he is rolling in dough? What is the story?

Now we have some new clues. New reports from the New York Post and CBS News said that a "high-powered Hollywood attorney," a man named Kevin Morris, has been paying Biden's back taxes and monthly bills. Morris, according to the Post, "earned a fortune representing the co-creators of 'South Park' and won a Tony Award as the co-producer of 'The Book of Mormon.'"

That's a lot of money. The Post reports the back taxes that Morris has paid for Biden amount to $2 million, "more than twice what was previously reported." Morris reportedly also pays Biden's "rent and living expenses [and] has been advising the president's son on how to best launder money through his artwork sales.
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Leaked Text Messages exposes that Fox News conspired with Trump and Republicans
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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Fox's Sean Hannity exchanged more than 80 text messages between Election Day 2020 and Joe Biden's January 2021 inauguration, communications that show Hannity's evolution from staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump's election lies to being "fed up" with the "lunatics" hurting Trump's cause in the days before January 6.
CNN obtained Meadows' 2,319 text messages, which he selectively provided in December to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. While the logs show Meadows communicating with multiple Fox personalities, as well as a number of journalists from other organizations, Hannity stands out with 82 messages. The texts, including dozens of newly disclosed messages, offer a real-time window into how Hannity, a close friend of Trump, was reacting to the election and its aftermath.

Throughout the logs, Hannity both gives advice and asks for direction, blurring the lines between his Fox show, his radio show and the Trump White House.

On the afternoon of Election Day, Hannity texted Meadows at 1:36 p.m. to ask about turnout in North Carolina. Two hours later, Meadows responded: "Stress every vote matters. Get out and vote. On radio."

"Yes sir," Hannity replied. "On it. Any place in particular we need a push."
"Pennsylvania. NC AZ," Meadows wrote, adding: "Nevada."

"Got it. Everywhere," Hannity said.
The texts also show the two men debating Trump's strategy to challenge the election, complaining about Fox, and plotting about what to do after Trump left office -- including possibly working together.

"You also need to spend at least half your time doing business with us," Hannity texted Meadows on December 12. "And I'm serious. Did u ever talk to Fox. I've been at war with them."

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/29/politics/hannity-text-messages-meadows-trump-white-house/index.html
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British scientist says US anti-abortion lawyers misused his work to attack Roe v Wade
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>Giandomenico Iannetti, a pain expert at UCL, angrily denies that his research suggests foetuses can feel pain before 24 weeks

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/08/british-scientist-says-us-anti-abortion-lawyers-misused-his-work-to-attack-roe-v-wade

Anna Fazackerley
Sun 8 May 2022 06.30 EDT

A University College London scientist has accused lawyers in the US of misusing his groundbreaking work on the brain to justify the dismantling of Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that legalised abortion nationally in America.

Giandomenico Iannetti said his research, which used imaging to understand the adult brain’s response to pain, had been wrongly interpreted to make an anti-abortion argument.

Last week an unprecedented leak of a draft legal opinion showed a majority of supreme court judges support overturning Roe v Wade and ending federal protections for abortions, in a move that could result in 26 states banning it. The court is considering a case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation, which challenges Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks gestation.

Anti-abortion lawyers in that case argued that scientific understanding has moved on since the court’s 1973 ruling that enshrined the constitutional right to abortion, and it was no longer accurate to say foetuses cannot feel pain before 24 weeks.

Their argument relied heavily on a controversial discussion paper on foetal pain published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2020 by Dr Stuart Derbyshire, a British associate professor of psychology at the National University of Singapore.

The paper claims that some of Iannetti’s research results suggest we might not need a cerebral cortex – which remains undeveloped in a foetus of less than 24 weeks – to feel pain.

Iannetti, an Italian professor of neuroscience who now leads a laboratory in Italy but spent the past 16 years researching at UCL and Oxford University, is adamant that this is “an unjustified leap”.
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Ukrainians, how are you doing? Switzerland unfreezed Russian assets by 3.4 billion francs
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In Bern, they decided to unblock assets belonging to Russians in the amount of 3.4 billion Swiss francs. They were frozen as part of the sanctions imposed on Russia after the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

The Swiss government explained that they could not prove that the assets belonged to the sanctioned persons. In total, since the beginning of April, Russian assets of about 7.5 billion francs have been frozen in the country.

Bern provided the new data in response to criticism of "indecisive measures" against Russia, Bloomberg reported. There was also a proposal by the United States to reconsider its legal cooperation with Switzerland.

Mark Peet, a professor of law at the University of Basel and an expert on corruption, said that the Swiss authorities showed a "lack of courage." He estimated Russian assets in the country at 200 billion francs.

The Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs stressed that most Russian assets in Switzerland are not subject to sanctions and therefore should not be seized. Nevertheless, the work on identifying assets hidden behind shell companies continues.

https://www.mk.ru/economics/2022/05/12/shveycariya-razmorozila-rossiyskie-aktivy-na-34-mlrd-frankov.html
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The BIG COVID is back and it's coming from Holocaust Town
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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/world/asia/north-korea-covid-deaths.html

North Korea Says 6 Dead as Covid-19 Spreads ‘Explosively’

The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said 187,800 people were in quarantine, and state TV showed him wearing a mask for the first time.
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Russian ruble at 2 year high
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https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/russia-ruble-2-year-high-europe-intensifies-sanctions-oil-ban-2022-5
The Russian ruble has hit an over 2-year high even as the EU plans to intensify sanctions against the country with an oil embargo
The European Union may be preparing to ban Russian oil, but that hasn't put a damper on the ruble — which has surged to a high not seen in over two years.

On Wednesday, the Russian ruble closed 6.6% higher against the US dollar at 66.30 — its highest level since March 2020, according to Reuters' records.
The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed a phased embargo on Russian oil on the same day in a new package of sanctions that also targeted Sberbank, the country's largest bank.

The ruble's bullish trend is in stark contrast to the currency's situation in early March when it sank to a low due to a slate of sweeping sanctions imposed by the US and its allies against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The Kremlin has countered the hits to its financial system by hiking interest rates, banning foreigners from selling stocks, and demanding payment for gas in rubles. The energy powerhouse has also implemented strict controls, including how much money people can move out of Russia and ordering exporters earning foreign currency to convert 80% of earnings abroad into rubles, Insider's Harry Robertson reported in April
Russia's efforts to prop up the ruble appear to be working despite sanctions imposed by Western countries aimed at cutting the Kremlin's access to external resources and crippling the nation's ability to fund its war against Ukraine," wrote New Zealand brokerage BlackBull Markets in a note on Monday.
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Putin has scheduled cancer surgery,4th stage?
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Putin is set to undergo an operation for cancer and will hand over power to his hardline spy chief, a Kremlin insider has reportedly claimed.

The Russian tyrant’s health has been source of considerable speculation amid reports that he is battling both abdominal cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.

Shadowy Patrushev, 70, is seen as a key architect of the Ukraine war strategy and the man who convinced Putin that Kyiv was awash with neo-Nazis.

The claim was reported on Russian media outlet General SVR, which first raised issues of Putin’s health around 18-months ago.

They quote an anonymous former high-ranking Kremlin military figure as saying: “Putin has discussed that he will be undergoing drastic medical procedures.”

The source said that Putin’s health problems would most likely deteriorate.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5236303/putin-undergo-cancer-operation/
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Putin 'mirroring fascism' of 77 years ago, UK says
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https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/putin-mirroring-fascism-77-years-ago-uks-wallace-says-2022-05-09/

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) - British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace accused President Vladimir Putin and his generals on Monday of mirroring the fascism and tyranny of Nazi Germany and said their invasion of Ukraine was bringing dishonour to Russia's proud military past.

Earlier, during celebrations to mark the 77th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, Putin had evoked the memory of Russian heroism in a speech on Moscow's Red Square to inspire his forces fighting in Ukraine.

However Wallace said Putin and the military top brass were hijacking Russian history to suit their own ends.

"Through the invasion of Ukraine, Putin and his inner circle of generals are now mirroring fascism and tyranny of 77 years ago, repeating the errors of the last century's totalitarian regime," Wallace said in a speech to the National Army Museum.

Britain has been one of the most vocal supporters of Ukraine's efforts to resist what Putin calls a "special operation" to disarm and denazify its smaller neighbour. Ukraine and the West say this is a false pretext for an unprovoked war of aggression by Russia.

In his speech Putin condemned what he called external threats to weaken and divide Russia, and he accused NATO of plotting an invasion of lands he said were historically Russian, including the Crimea, seized by Moscow from Ukraine in 2014.

'FAIRYTALE CLAIMS'

"President Putin has made a number of fairytale claims for months and years now," Wallace said. "No one's planning to invade, NATO is not surrounding Russia."

However, Wallace added that whatever happened in Ukraine, Putin would be around "for some time".

"We have to ask ourselves, how are we going to contain him and his Russia in a way that means we provide security and safety to Europe," he said.
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Gas prices are hitting record highs even as crude oil has fallen due to price gouging
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https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/commodities/gas-prices-record-highs-oil-prices-russia-sanctions-dallas-fed-2022-5

Gasoline and oil have moved asymmetrically recently, with prices at the pump soaring to a new record even as crude has come off its multiyear high.

On Wednesday, the average gallon of gas in the US hit $4.40, according to AAA. Meanwhile, the cost of West Texas Intermediate crude surged in March to $123 a barrel, the highest since 2014, but has since fallen back to around $106.

Given that 59% of gas prices come from the cost of crude, a 22% decline in oil should've translated to a 13% dip at the pump — but that didn't happen, according to economists at the Dallas
Federal Reserve
in a Tuesday report

This disconnect, stems not from the crude oil market, but instead reflects frictions in the gasoline market, wrote senior economist Garrett Golding and senior economic policy advisor Lutz Kilian of the Dallas Fed. While lawmakers have called for probes into price gouging, oil companies have little direct control over retail prices because they own just 1% of US gas stations, the report said.

Gas prices staying persistently high, the economists say, is likely due to trends in the
retail sector
. The report lists possible reasons for the asymmetrical moves:

Gas stations could be moving to recapture "margins lost during the upswing, when gas stations were initially slow to increase pump prices."
The hesitation to lower retail gas prices could come from concerns that oil prices may still rebound higher.
Consumers tend to search for cheaper gas more intensively as prices rise than when they fall, providing more pricing power to gas stations and causing prices to fall more slowly than when they rose.
Warmer weather tends to increase demand, boosting retail prices.
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The times Trump has advocated for violence
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https://www.axios.com/trump-call-violence-presidency-2dff0934-d000-4b61-968a-4d76f29ee258.html

Recent revelations that former President Trump allegedly called for protesters gathered outside the White House in 2020 to be shot are part of a pattern of calling for violence that the 45th president followed throughout his years in office.

Driving the news: "Can't you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?" Trump allegedly asked about the demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, according to the forthcoming memoir by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

State of play: Trump made statements condoning and encouraging violence throughout his presidency.

July 2017: During a speech to law enforcement officers in Long Island, New York, Trump seemingly encouraged police officers to be rough with people they were arresting, per ABC News. "Please don't be too nice," he told the audience.
August 2017: In the aftermath of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump failed to unequivocally condemn the violence and said "many sides" were to blame, failing to distinguish between those who participated in the "Unite the Right" rally and those who showed up in opposition to it.
October 2018: While speaking at a Montana campaign rally, Trump publicly praised Montana's then-Rep. Greg Gianforte (R) — the state's current governor — for previously assaulting a reporter. "Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!" Trump said.
October 2019: A New York Times report outlined various strategies Trump had allegedly deliberated to keep migrants away from the U.S. southern border, including a water-filled trench with snakes or alligators and shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down.
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‘Audit’ records show Cyber Ninjas went deep into debt, despite pro-Trump donations
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Newly released documents by the watchdog group American Oversight show that the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County went over its proposed budget and spent more money than it had available to it.

More than a thousand pages of records that were in the possession of Cyber Ninjas, the now-defunct Florida company the Senate hired to do the review, were released as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Until providing these records, Cyber Ninjas has refused to turn over documents, despite court orders to do so — and daily $50,000 fines that now total $4.3

Some of the documents released Tuesday include contracts between Cyber Ninjas and its many subcontractors who worked alongside Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan. The documents offer insights into the scope of work and the amount of money offered to each subcontractor for their work on the so-called “audit.”

Previously, Cyber Ninjas had released some information about the groups who had funneled money into the “audit” effort, which amounted to approximately $5.7 million from pro-Donald Trump groups.

A document prepared by an unnamed independent accountant showed that those funds were not able to cover the operating costs of the audit which came in at approximately $8.8 million, the bulk of which was $5.2 million in payroll and labor. The report cited a loss of more than $2.1 million for Cyber Ninjas, though the accounting firm noted that Logan failed to submit balance sheets, statements of cash flows and other documents ordinarily included in financial statements.

As of Sept. 15, 2021, the accountant’s report also notes that Cyber Ninjas owed “audit” subcontractors more than $1.9 million.

https://www.azmirror.com/blog/audit-records-show-cyber-ninjas-went-deep-into-debt-despite-pro-trump-donations/
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Pulitzer Prizes award Washington Post for Jan. 6 coverage
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan.

The Post’s extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found numerous problems and failures in political systems and security before, during and after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in the newspaper’s own backyard. The insurrection also garnered an award for Getty Images, which won one of two prizes awarded in breaking news photography.

The U.S. pullout and resurrection of the Taliban’s grip on Afghanistan permeated across categories: The other prize awarded in breaking news photography went to Los Angeles Times correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam, for work related to the fall of Kabul. The New York Times won in the international reporting category for reporting challenging official accounts of civilian deaths from U.S. airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Pulitzer Prizes, administered by Columbia University and considered the most prestigious in American journalism, recognize work in 15 journalism categories and seven arts categories. This year’s awards, which were livestreamed, honored work produced in 2021. The winner of the public service award receives a gold medal, while winners of each of the other categories get $15,000.

https://apnews.com/article/pulitzer-prizes-7ef78b613b59f8d8fdc7aa0e65bfe10d
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California Triumphs over Trump and Big Tech in Net Neutrality Battle
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https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-california-sacramento-telecommunications-732b9740af727ed718c244a9dff87bfc

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California’s net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service.

In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob Bonta jointly agreed to dismiss the case.

The move followed a January decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing enforcement of the 2018 law, which bans internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.

“The case is finally over,” Bonta said in a statement. “With this victory, we’ve secured a free and open internet for California’s 40 million residents once and for all.”

Messages seeking comment from an attorney representing the groups weren’t immediately returned.

The law was signed by former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown after regulators during the Trump administration killed federal net neutrality rules designed to prevent AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other major internet providers from exploiting their dominance to favor certain services or apps over others.
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Pro-Trump OAN network admits there was no widespread fraud in Georgia in 2020 election
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https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/pro-trump-oan-network-admits-there-was-no-widespread-fraud-in-georgia-in-the-2020-election-after-extensively-pushing-the-claim/articleshow/91468808.cms

>One America News Network said in a statement that there was "no widespread voter fraud" in the 2020 election.

>It was responding to a defamation lawsuit against it brought by two election workers who say they were harassed.

Was "stop the steal" a hoax ? Sad
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White House prepares to ration vaccines as Covid funding impasse looms
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A painful and foreboding reality is setting in for the White House as it enters a potentially dangerous stretch of the Covid fight: It may soon need to run its sprawling pandemic response on a shoestring budget.

Just two months after the administration unveiled a nearly 100-page roadmap out of the crisis, doubts are growing about Congress’ willingness to fund the nation’s fight. It has forced Biden officials to debate deep cuts to their Covid operation and game out ways to keep the federal effort afloat on a month-by-month basis.

Among the sacrifices being weighed are limiting access to its next generation of vaccines to only the highest-risk Americans — a rationing that would have been unthinkable just a year ago, when the White House touted the development and widespread availability of vaccines as the clearest way out of the pandemic.

But as the government’s cash reserves dwindle, officials are increasingly concluding that these types of difficult choices will soon have to be made. And they are quietly preparing to shift responsibility for other key parts of the pandemic response to the private sector as early as 2023.

“There’s a great deal of concern that we’re going to be caught shorthanded,” said one person familiar with the discussions. “On the face of it, it’s absurd.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/13/white-house-vaccines-covid-funding-impasse-00032319
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egypt is death collections
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the arabs spent their money on attacking at lebanon witch means they get nothing. not one penny from egypt who can run the islamic world while the arab communists cannot be muslims unless egypt allows it.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/12/saudi-arabia-rekindles-ties-with-cash-strapped-lebanon
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NEVA EVA TRUST FORK TUNG WHITE MAN HE TAKETH WIT FILTHY BIBLE SMELLTH LIKE WET DOG RAPETH MAMA EARTH
https://www.msnbc.com/symone/watch/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-day-139648581949

Indigenous women are murdered and abducted at a rate higher than any other race in the country. Violence against Native women is highlighted in the documentary ‘Women of the White Buffalo’ and the Producer Deborah Anderson and one of the women featured SunRose IronShell joins Symone Sanders to discuss.
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Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds
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But the study, which began in 2013, may not fully reflect what’s happening today, when many more children are identifying as trans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/health/transgender-children-identity.html

By Azeen Ghorayshi
May 4, 2022
Young children who transition to a new gender with social changes — taking on new names, pronouns, haircuts and clothing — are likely to continue identifying as that gender five years later, according to a report published on Wednesday, the first study of its kind.

The data come from the Trans Youth Project, a well-known effort following 317 children across the United States and Canada who underwent a so-called social transition between ages of 3 and 12. Participants transitioned, on average, at age 6.5.

The vast majority of the group still identified with their new gender five years later, according to the study, and many had begun hormonal medications in adolescence to prompt biological changes to align with their gender identities. The study found that 2.5 percent of the group had reverted to identifying as the gender they were assigned at birth.

As tension mounts in courtrooms and statehouses across the country about the appropriate health care for transgender children, there’s been little hard data to draw on about their long-term development. The new study provides one of the first large data sets on this group. The researchers plan to continue following this cohort for 20 years after their social transitions began.

“There’s this sort of idea that the kids are going to be starting those things and that they’re going to change their minds,” said Kristina Olson, a psychologist at Princeton University who led the study. “And at least in our sample, we’re not finding that.”

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Domestic Terrorist leader asked to speak with Trump on day of the Failed Trump Coup
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https://www.businessinsider.com/oath-keepers-leader-elmer-stewart-rhodes-donald-trump-january-6-2022-5

>"I just want to fight," the Oath Keepers leader said after failing to get through to Donald Trump.
>The group's leader, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, spoke about the potential need for force on January 6.
>The new details emerged as a third Oath Keeper pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy.

On the night of January 6, 2021, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers armed group tried to speak with President Donald Trump and directly implore him to call on groups to help stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory, according to court records.

In a court filing Wednesday, prosecutors said Oath Keepers leader Elmer Stewart Rhodes gathered with members of the far-right militia at a Washington, DC, hotel and placed a call over speakerphone to an unidentified individual. During the call, "Rhodes repeatedly implored the individual to tell President Trump to call upon groups like the Oath Keepers to forcibly oppose the transfer of power," according to the court filing.

After the recipient of the call declined to connect him with Trump, Rhodes told the group, "I just want to fight," according to the court filing.

The court filing came in the case of William Todd Wilson, an Oath Keeper who pleaded guilty Wednesday to seditious conspiracy and obstruction of a congressional proceeding — a pair of felonies each carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison — in connection with the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Wilson on Wednesday admitted that he entered the Capitol on January 6 and later gathered with Rhodes just blocks away, in a suite at the Phoenix Park Hotel, where he overhead the Oath Keeper founder's phone call.
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Judge rejects RNC bid to cover up email, fundraising data from the Failed Trump Coup panel
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Reminder that Republican Supreme Court Justice Clearance Thomas, who's wife was one of the ring leaders in the failed Trump Coup is the only one who ruled in favor of Trump when it comes to releasing records

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/05/02/rnc-jan6-salesforce-fundraising-lawsuit/

A federal judge late Sunday rejected the Republican National Committee’s bid to block its mass email marketing vendor from releasing records to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack as it probes whether President Donald Trump’s campaign spread false claims of fraud after the 2020 election through fundraising appeals that also stoked violence.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington delivered a thorough victory to the House select committee, tossing out the RNC’s claims that its and the Trump campaign’s information was protected on grounds including the First Amendment and ruling that under the Constitution’s grant of legislative powers to Congress and the speech-or-debate clause, judges cannot interfere with how lawmakers obtain and use information.

Kelly also dismissed the RNC’s claims against Salesforce — the business software giant used by the RNC and Trump’s reelection campaign — after the company and committee significantly narrowed the list of disputed records at issue, for example, dropping demands for any information that would reveal the identities of individual political donors. Kelly temporarily barred Salesforce from releasing any records to the House before Wednesday to give the national GOP committee time to appeal.
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epic chad engineer shoots filthy disgusting hippie dead at portland drum circle
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https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2022/05/stranger-fatally-shoots-woman-at-drum-circle-near-eastbank-esplanade-court-documents-allege.html

A woman shot dead Sunday along the Eastbank Esplanade was killed by a stranger who came up behind her at the end of a festive drum circle, fired once and then walked away over the Hawthorne Bridge, court records allege.

Multiple eyewitnesses told police they saw an armed man — later identified by police as Wyatt Storm Belcher, 25 — standing several feet behind Ashley M. Smith before a single gunshot rang out, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Police arrested Belcher about five minutes later while he walked on the Hawthorne Bridge with a .40-caliber Glock tucked in his waistband, according to the affidavit. He told police he had no prior relationship with Smith.

Smith died from a bullet wound to the neck, according to the affidavit written by Deputy District Attorney Devin Franklin.

A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau declined to release further details about the case. It’s unclear if Belcher was a participant in the drum circle, a regularly planned event on the pedestrian-bike path along the Willamette River.

The well-attended drum circle was just wrapping up around 11:45 p.m. Sunday when police received a 911 call reporting the shooting. Officers responded to a parking lot on Southeast Salmon Street near the Eastbank Esplanade trail and several freeway overpasses.
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NYTimes: I'm Gonna Eat Your Panties Like It's 1999
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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/health/fda-underwear-sti.html

F.D.A. Authorizes Underwear to Protect Against S.T.I.s During Oral Sex
It’s the first time underwear has been authorized for this purpose, and it provides a new choice for protection where the few options have been unpopular.

This is a story about infections, sex and underwear. More specifically, it’s about sexually-transmitted infections, oral sex and ultrathin, super-stretchy, vanilla-flavored panties.

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the panties to be considered protection against infections that can be transmitted from the vagina or anus during oral sex. It is a first for underwear.

The undies are part of an understudied but important area of sexual health where the few options for protection are considered cumbersome and hardly used.

“Oral sex is not totally risk-free,” said Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She said the need for protective methods was of growing importance because more “teenagers are initiating their first sexual activity with oral sex.” For people of all ages, she added, a protective barrier that is enjoyable to use could “reduce anxiety and increase pleasure around that particular behavior.”
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If you ever used Coinbase to buy or sell cryptocurrency, GET OUT NOW before it's too late
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https://fortune.com/2022/05/11/coinbase-bankruptcy-crypto-assets-safe-private-key-earnings-stock/

Hidden away in Coinbase Global’s disappointing first-quarter earnings report—in which the U.S.'s largest cryptocurrency exchange reported a quarterly loss of $430 million and a 19% drop in monthly users—is an update on the risks of using Coinbase’s service that may come as a surprise to its millions of users.

In the event the crypto exchange goes bankrupt, Coinbase says, its users might lose all the cryptocurrency stored in their accounts too.

Coinbase said in its earnings report Tuesday that it holds $256 billion in both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies on behalf of its customers. Yet the exchange noted that in the event it ever declared bankruptcy, “the crypto assets we hold in custody on behalf of our customers could be subject to bankruptcy proceedings.” Coinbase users would become “general unsecured creditors,” meaning they have no right to claim any specific property from the exchange in proceedings. Their funds would become inaccessible.

That shouldn’t happen.

An individual’s ownership of cryptocurrency is supposed to be immutable and absolute; that's one of the key selling points touted by blockchain evangelists everywhere. But when a user creates a Coinbase account, they often end up storing their cryptocurrency in a wallet controlled by Coinbase, which means the individual is giving away at least part of their control over their own funds.
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Dozens of mail ballots are going to a GOP ward leader’s P.O. box, Election Fraud occurring?
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https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/republican-mail-ballots-south-philadephia-20220506.html

A mail ballot mystery is unfolding at an otherwise unremarkable post office box in South Philadelphia.

City elections officials last week received applications from more than three dozen Republican voters across a pocket of the neighborhood. Those applications requested that mail ballots be delivered not to the voters’ homes, but to P.O. Box 54705, an address registered to a recently formed GOP political action committee, according to state data.

Many of those voters told The Inquirer they have no idea why their ballots were sent there. Some said they never even applied to vote by mail.

And yet one out of every six Republican ballot requests in the 26th Ward — the section of deep South Philly south of Passyunk Avenue and west of Broad Street that voted twice for Donald Trump — listed the post office box. That made it the largest single destination for ballots in the city other than nursing homes or elections offices.

“This doesn’t even make any sense,” said Rose DeSantis, 35, who was surprised when told by a reporter that a ballot she says she never requested had been sent to the P.O. box this week. “You would think that would raise some red flags.”

At a time when Republican lawmakers and candidates have attacked mail voting and falsely portrayed it as rife with abuse, the ballot requests and interviews with voters reveal an effort by one GOP operative to use mail ballots that may violate or at least push the boundaries of state law.
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Floridians save a woman who fainted in her car
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Boynton Beach Police video shows a group of citizens working together to save a woman as her car drifts into the intersection. https://uw-media.palmbeachpost.com/embed/video/9738685002?placement=snow-embed
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DeSantis appointed judge block's his Jim Crow congressional redistricting map
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Imagine being so overtly racist that your own lackey says no.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/florida-judge-says-ll-block-desantis-congressional-redistricting-map-rcna28361

A Florida circuit court judge said Wednesday that he will block part of Gov. Ron DeSantis' proposed congressional redistricting map, agreeing with challengers who argued that it diminished Black voting power in the state.

Judge Layne Smith said he would issue an order blocking the use of the redistricting map around Jacksonville while litigation on the map continues; the order will come as early as Thursday, the judge said, noting he expected the issue would be decided by a higher court on appeal.

This court fight was all but guaranteed when the Florida Legislature — at DeSantis' insistence — dismantled a Black-held congressional seat in northern Florida, spreading Democratic voters across several Republican districts. A number of advocacy groups challenged the map in state court last month.

The seat in question ran from Jacksonville to Tallahassee and regularly elected Black Democrats, who made up a strong majority of Democratic primary voters in the district. DeSantis argued the seat was a racial gerrymander that violated the U.S. Constitution, while state lawmakers had pushed to keep it somewhat intact in an effort to comply with state anti-gerrymandering rules found in the Fair Districts Amendment.

“The enacted map is unconstitutional under the Fair District amendment,” Smith said on Wednesday. “It diminishes African-Americans’ ability to elect the representative of their choice.”

Smith said he would order a plan that redrew the northern Florida districts because it would affect the least number of counties and precincts.

The case is expected to be promptly appealed and eventually reach the state Supreme Court.
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Madonna's Nude NFT
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All sources are SFW.

>"Madonna reveals fully nude NFTs — and a shocking 3D model of her vagina"
https://nypost.com/2022/05/11/madonna-reveals-fully-nude-nfts-and-a-3d-model-of-her-vagina/

>"Madonna and Beeple Collaborate on NFT Project"
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/arts/design/madonna-beeple-nft-videos.html

The title says it all. 63-year-old Madonna payed someone to meticulously sculpt her womanhood (probably in Blendr) to sell as an NFT.
Capitalism or degeneracy?
Have a chuckle either way!

>"Madonna readies NFT collection that includes her avatar giving birth to a tree"
Madonna readies NFT collection that includes her avatar giving birth to a tree"
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Kentucky man, 22, shoots mom after dispute over Xbox controller on Mother’s Day, officials say
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>A Kentucky man has been arrested after shooting his mother on Mother’s Day following a dispute over an Xbox controller gift, officials say. Jacob R. Small allegedly shot his mother with a rifle as she was leaving the home on Sunday. She was hospitalized and her current condition is not known.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-man-22-shoots-mom-dispute-xbox-controller-mothers-day-officia-rcna28073
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Peruvian woman bangs on her coffin lid at her funeral to show she's alive
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Warning: You may find the content of this story distressing.

A funeral in Peru was dramatically interrupted after ‘knocking’ was heard from within a coffin.

The family of Rosa Isabel Cespedes Callaca had gathered in the city of Lambayeque to pay their final respects on April 26.

Rosa had been involved in a serious crash in the region’s Chiclayo-Picsi road.

The accident claimed the life of her brother-in-law and left her nephews with serious injuries.

She had been pronounced ‘dead’ following the horrific crash, and later loaded into a coffin ahead of her funeral.

But when her relatives hoisted the wooden structure onto their shoulders, they began to hear strange sounds.

They lowered the coffin and opened the lid to find a weak, but very much alive, Rosa peering up at them.

Cemetery caretaker Juan Segundo Cajo said: ‘[She] opened her eyes and was sweating. I immediately went to my office and called the police.’

https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/02/dead-woman-bangs-on-coffin-to-say-shes-alive-during-funeral-in-peru-16571399/
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Anti-Abortion Group in Wisconsin Is Hit by Arson, Authorities Say
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>A Molotov cocktail was used against Wisconsin Family Action in Madison and did not ignite, but another fire was set, the police said.

>The headquarters of an anti-abortion group in Madison, Wis., was set on fire on Sunday morning in an act of vandalism that included the attempted use of a Molotov cocktail and graffiti that read "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either," according to the police.

>No one in the group, Wisconsin Family Action, was in the building at the time, and there were no injuries reported. Although the Molotov cocktail that was thrown through a window failed to ignite, the vandal or vandals started another fire nearby, the authorities said. The fire burned part of a wall.

>The Madison Police Department did not say whether it had made any arrests or whether more than one person was involved.

>"We have made our federal partners aware of this incident and are working with them and the Madison Fire Department as we investigate this arson," the department said in a statement.

>The attack came nearly a week after the leak of a draft ruling by the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Wisconsin has a law banning abortions that predates Roe by more than a century, but Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, has said he would block its implementation. Wisconsin Family Action is a nonprofit political advocacy group that promotes conservative policies on several issues, including abortion, within the Wisconsin state government.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/08/us/madison-anti-abortion-center-vandalized.html
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Why Do Negroes Continue to Want Tulsa Oklahoma Race Reparations Maybe Time to Forget 100 Years Ago?
https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/02/us/tulsa-race-massacre-hearing-trial/index.html
Tulsa race massacre reparations lawsuit survives motion to deny and will move forward, judge rules
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre celebrated a judge's ruling on Monday when she allowed their case to move forward after defendants sought a motion to dismiss the case.
Judge Caroline Wall said the motion to dismiss was "granted in part" and "denied in part," which essentially allows the case to proceed but it's unclear what will happen next, including details on a potential trial, according to Michael Swartz, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs' attorneys pleaded Monday afternoon for the judge to allow the case to move forward so the survivors and descendants of victims from the massacre could have their day in court, potentially their last chance to get some semblance of justice.
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Pope Francis says he was told Ukraine war will end on May 9, claims NATO responsible
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/pope-francis-says-nato-started-war-in-ukraine-by-barking-at-putins-door
>The pontiff defended Putin and claimed—without foundation—that it was “others who created the conflict” in Ukraine.
https://www.foxnews.com/world/pope-francis-putin-ukraine-russia-war-meeting-request
>Pope Francis says he asked to meet Putin in March over Ukraine war, but hasn't heard back: report
>Francis also reportedly said Russian Orthodox Church leader ‘cannot become Putin's altar boy’
https://nypost.com/2022/05/03/pope-hungarian-pm-said-russian-invasion-will-end-may-9/
>Pope Francis has revealed that during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, he was told that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to end his invasion of Ukraine next week.

>“When I met Orban, he told me that the Russians have a precise plan, and that the war will end on May 9th,” the pope told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Tuesday.
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t-Rump AINT NO SPRING CHICKEN EITHER WAY WE BE SCREWED WITH THESE DISEASED OLD EPHORS LIKE PUTIN TOO
Leonidas visits an oracle, an entranced young woman who’s “tended to” by horribly disfigured men called Ephors. While there, Leonidas is told, “Trust the gods. Your blasphemies have cost us enough already.” The king dismisses the Ephors as “diseased old mystics.” In passing, Leonidas tells his troops to “pray to the gods.” A storm that sinks many Persian ships is attributed to Zeus’ wrath.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/10/politics/rick-scott-joe-biden-resign/index.html

In a blistering statement released Tuesday morning, Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott said this of President Joe Biden:
"Let's be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He's unfit for office. He's incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn't know where he is half the time. He's incapable of leading and he's incapable of carrying out his duties. Period. Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country. Joe Biden can't do the job."
This unproven notion -- that Biden is somehow enfeebled -- has been kicking around conservative media and Trump-allied circles for some time now. The evidence usually revolves around clips of Biden misspeaking or stumbling over his words -- and the fact that, at age 79, he is the oldest person ever to serve as president.
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Leeked audio:Linseed Graham on 1/6: tRump went too far,Biden is the man for the job!!1
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i got my cup of Morning Joe.
Did you get yours fellow Demfags?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHvsnz6y2ko

Graham made the remarks on January 6, 2021, soon after the mob of Trump supporters had stormed the Capitol and he had not yet changed his soiled panties.
"People will say, 'I don't want to be associated with that.' This is a group within a group," Graham said.
'We're better than this.'
Graham is then asked if Bribeden would be able to make that happen, to which the senator replies: "Totally."
"He'll maybe be the best person to have," Graham says. "I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Bribeden?"
Graham criticized Trump's rhetoric prior to the riot he was accused of inciting, with Graham suggesting the former president "misjudged the passion."

"He plays the TV game and he went too far here," Graham said. "That rally didn't help, He created a sense of revenge."
https://www.newsweek.com/lindsey-graham-tapes-biden-jan6-trump-transcript-1705477
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Republican Supreme Court partisan action shakes trust in one more American pillar
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https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-religion-public-opinion-congress-b4df45938f55a5ae6e8aacbe5e36059f

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is there a new American motto: In nothing we trust?

By lots of measures, most in the U.S. lack much confidence in large institutions and have for years. Congress? Two big thumbs down. The presidency? Ehh. Americans are also distrustful of big business, unions, public schools and organized religion. Indeed, they hold abysmal views of the functioning of democracy itself.

The Supreme Court has been something of an exception. The one branch of government not dependent on public opinion has traditionally enjoyed higher public esteem than the branches elected by the people. Its above-the-fray reputation, cultivated with exquisite care, once served it well.

Now the justices face a reckoning over the audacious leak of an early draft opinion that strikes down the constitutional right to abortion, an episode that has deepened suspicions that the high court, for all its decorum, is populated by politicians in robes.

Republican members of Congress are suggesting a sinister left-wing plot to derail the outcome of the final decision. Liberals are alleging machinations from the right to lock the justices into their preliminary vote. For all that speculation, neither side knows who leaked the draft to Politico and why.

What’s clear is that the affair has popped a deferential bubble around the court.

“My confidence in the court has been rocked,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, one of the few Republican senators in favor of abortion rights, said with alarm. Vice President Kamala Harris accused the justices of mounting a “direct assault on freedom” if they vote as they signaled. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Trump-nominated justices of lying to Congress about their abortion views in their hearings.
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Frequent marijuana smoking linked to higher risk of heart attack, study suggests
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Smoking marijuana at least once a month is linked to an elevated risk of heart attack, according to a new study among nearly 160,000 people in the U.K.

The research, published Friday in the journal Cell, looked at more than 11,000 people between ages 40 and 69 who said they smoked marijuana at least once a month. The scientists then compared that group to 122,000 other people in the same age bracket who did not smoke marijuana at all, and nearly 23,000 more who smoked less frequently.

The study authors controlled for age, gender and body mass index — three factors that influence the risk of heart disease — and found that people who smoked marijuana frequently were more likely than people who did not to have a first heart attack before age 50. Having one heart attack increases the lifelong risk of having another or developing heart failure.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/frequent-marijuana-smoking-risk-heart-attack-rcna26670
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More human remains found at Lake Mead as reservoir's water level plunges
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrOGczUhuU
https://www.ktnv.com/news/recent-discoveries-at-lake-mead-lead-many-to-believe-its-unsafe
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bodies-surfacing-lake-mead-recall-mobs-time-las-vegas-rcna28070

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.

“There’s no telling what we’ll find in Lake Mead,” former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Monday. “It’s not a bad place to dump a body.”

Goodman, as a lawyer, represented mob figures including the ill-fated Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro before serving three terms as a martini-toting mayor making public appearances with a showgirl on each arm.

He declined to name names about who might turn up in the vast reservoir formed by Hoover Dam between Nevada and Arizona.

“I’m relatively sure it was not Jimmy Hoffa,” he laughed. But he added that a lot of his former clients seemed interested in “climate control” — mob speak for keeping the lake level up and bodies down in their watery graves.

Instead, the world now has climate change, and the surface of Lake Mead has dropped more than 170 feet (52 meters) since 1983.

The lake that slakes the thirst of 40 million people in cities, farms and tribes across seven Southwestern states is down to about 30 percent of capacity.
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GOP Billionaire sponsored Senate candidate now openly campaigns against all forms of birth control
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https://www.businessinsider.com/arizona-gop-senate-candidate-blake-masters-campaigning-against-birth-control-2022-5

Blake Masters, a GOP Senate candidate running on an anti-abortion platform in Arizona, is also taking aim at the case that established the right to access
birth control
on his campaign website.

"I am 100% pro-life. Roe v. Wade was a horrible decision. It was wrong the day it was decided in 1973, it's wrong today, and it must be reversed. But the fight doesn't stop there," Master's campaign website reads. It goes on to pledge the candidate will "vote only for federal judges who understand that Roe and Griswold and Casey were wrongly decided, and that there is no constitutional right to abortion."

Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey established and protected the right to an abortion in 1973 and 1992, respectively. But the Griswold case, decided in 1965, overturned a statewide ban on birth control and protected citizen's rights to privacy against state restrictions on contraceptives.

Masters identifies himself as a Catholic father of three on his campaign site. The Catholic Church has had an official ban on any "artificial" birth control methods, including condoms and diaphragms, since 1930. Since birth control pills were invented in 1960, the church has maintained its stance that the medication should only be used for non-contraceptive reasons.

"I don't support a state law or federal law that would ban or restrict contraception — period," Masters said in a statement emailed to Insider. "And Griswold was wrongly decided. Both are true."
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'From states rights to no rights': Shock after McConnell explains Republican's next power grab
With all eyes on the expected Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will impact the 2022 midterm elections, GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered his thoughts on what could happen in January if Republicans win back the Senate.

"Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is similarly reluctant to discuss the issue, calling it premature, but said a national abortion ban is possible if the Supreme Court overturns Roe," USA Today reported Saturday.

The newspaper interviewed McConnell following a lead to Politico of an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito which would end the right to abortion across America.

"It would depend on where the votes were," McConnell said of a vote for a national ban.

But McConnell seemed to hint it would occur.

"With regard to the abortion issue, I think it's pretty clear where Senate Republicans stand," McConnell explained. "And if and when the court makes a final decision, I expect everybody will be more definitive. But I don't think it's much secret where Senator Republicans stand on that issue."

Columnist Molly Jong-Fast said, "Republicans went from states rights to no rights head spinningly fast."

Political scholar Norm Ornstein responded, "It was always a con."

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance said it would be silly to think McConnell would do anything else other than a national ban.

"You don’t go halfway towards achieving your decades long agenda & then quit when victory is in sight. McConnell will drive towards a national ban if he is in power after the midterms," she predicted. "McConnell told the National Right to Life conference in 2014, that if elected majority leader after the election, he'd push thru legislation limiting a woman's right to have an abortion. Instead he got us a 6-3 Court. Now a national ban is in his sights."

https://www.rawstory.com/mcconnell-midterms/
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'Unprecedented in modern elections': Trump terrorists breach voting systems in 5 states
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Chasing proof of vote-rigging conspiracy theories, Republican officials and activists in eight U.S. locales have plotted to gain illegal access to balloting systems, undermining the security of elections they claim to protect.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-breaches
Eighteen months after Donald Trump lost the White House, loyal supporters continue to falsely assert that compromised balloting machines across America robbed him of the 2020 election.

To stand up that bogus claim, some Trump die-hards are taking the law into their own hands – by attempting, with some success, to compromise the voting systems themselves.

Previously unreported surveillance video captured one such effort in August in the rural Colorado town of Kiowa. Footage obtained by Reuters through a public-records request shows Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder, the county’s top election official, fiddling with cables and typing on his phone as he copied computer drives containing sensitive voting information.

Schroeder, a Republican, later testified that he was receiving instructions on how to copy the system’s data from a retired Air Force colonel and political activist bent on proving Trump lost because of fraud.

That day, Aug. 26, Schroeder made a “forensic image of everything on the election server,” according to his testimony, and later gave the cloned hard drives to two lawyers.

Schroeder is now under investigation for possible violation of election laws by the Colorado secretary of state, which has also sued him seeking the return of the data. Schroeder is defying that state demand and has refused to identify one of the lawyers who took possession of the hard drives. The other is a private attorney who works with an activist backed by Mike Lindell, the pillow mogul and election conspiracy theorist.
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100M New Covid Infections Across US Next Winter If New Funding Isn’t Approved, Warns White House
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The Biden Administration is letting itbe knownthat, if the nation does not get arequested$22 billion in supplemental Congressional funding forCovid, there will be “fewer vaccines, treatments and tests for the American people.”

A senior administration officialtoldmultipleoutletstoday that modeling shows 100 million Americans will be infected with Covid this fall and winter if Congressional funding for booster shots, antiviral treatments, testing and surveillance is not approved. That’s nearly a third of all U.S. residents. The number is a “median range” according to the official. Another wild card is that these projections do not account fornew variantsof any consequence.

Between 130 and 140 million Americans were infected during last winter’s deadlyOmicronwave. This fall, the surge is expected to stretch out over a longer time period.

PerThe Hill, “The senior administration official said the contingency plan if Congress does not provide new money is to take all funding out of testing, new treatments and vaccine education and outreach, and try to pile it up to have enough to maybe be able buy enough updated vaccines only for the elderly.”

Orders for vaccines and booster shots must be made now so they will be on hand by the start of fall. At this time, “if additional booster shots are authorized and recommended for the general population, we will not have the supply necessary to provide free and easy access to them for all Americans,” according to the W.H. release. It’s the kind of planning experts do every year to combat the seasonal flu.

It makes fiscal sense, too, according to afact sheetput out by theWhite Houselast week which claims that over 2 million lives have been saved and $900 billion in health care costs have been averted thus far though such efforts.

https://deadline.com/2022/05/one-hundred-million-covid-infections-u-s-next-winter-1235018437/
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Indian Hindu flashes penis at women in mosque
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https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/youth-arrested-for-indecent-behaviour-in-masjid/article65369649.ece

https://twitter.com/AShah83519822/status/1520695682583040000

https://twitter.com/RealRajS/status/1520672611151192066

https://twitter.com/OpusOfAli/status/1520437969659867137
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Russia-Israel Ties Strained After Moscow’s Top Diplomat Accuses Jews of Anti-Semitism
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-condemns-russian-foreign-ministers-comparison-of-zelensky-to-hitler-11651490079

TEL AVIV—Relations between Israel and Russia came under new strains after Russia’s foreign minister compared Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, to Adolf Hitler and accused Jews of anti-Semitism—remarks that Israel condemned Monday as unforgivable.

Since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of its neighbor, Israel has sought to maneuver between Ukraine, which has a sizable Jewish population, and Moscow, which has forces in Syria and has avoided interfering with Israel airstrikes in that country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov drew new attention to those tensions when he was asked in an Italian television interview how Russia could claim to denazify Ukraine when Mr. Zelensky is himself Jewish.

“So what if Zelensky is Jewish,” Mr. Lavrov said. “That fact does not negate the Nazi elements in Ukraine. I believe that Hitler also had Jewish blood…some of the worst anti-Semites are Jews.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that he viewed Mr. Lavrov’s comments “with utmost severity,” calling them lies and demanding that “use of the Holocaust of the Jewish people as a political tool must cease immediately.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said he would demand an apology from Russia for remarks that he called “unforgivable and outrageous.”

“Jews did not murder themselves in the Holocaust,” he said in a tweet. “The lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse Jews themselves of antisemitism.”
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REVERSE WHITE POWA CASEY + VICKY PARDONED BY t-Rump 2024
https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/09/us/vicky-casey-white-alabama-manhunt-monday/index.html

Indiana wants me
Lord, I can't go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can't go back there
I wish I had you
To talk to
If a man ever needed dyin', he did
No one had the right to say what he said
About you
And it's so cold and lonely here without you
Out there the law's a-comin'
I'm scared and so tired of runnin'
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can't go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can't go back there
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MAFIA MOB t-Rump NEVA USE CELLPHONE JUST HAND SIGNALS SPECIALLY DI MIDDLE FINGA N CONTEMPT
Trump says he has no Trump Organization cell phones and asks judge to end contempt fines

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/09/politics/trump-contempt-fines-cell-phone/index.html

Former President Donald Trump said he no longer has four cell phones identified by the New York attorney general’s investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances but has turned over his personal phone to be searched as he tries to convince a state judge to lift a civil contempt ruling that so far has cost him $140,000.

In an affidavit filed with the court Friday, Trump said he doesn’t currently have any phones, computers or electronic devices issued to him by the Trump Organization and that he has authorized his attorneys to search his homes in Bedminster, New Jersey, his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and his personal residence in Trump Tower for any documents sought by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ subpoena.
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How 24 hours in January became a nightmare for Donald Trump

Trump’s filing is his latest effort to try to end a $10,000 per day penalty that has accrued to $140,000. Judge Arthur Engoron previously rebuffed an earlier affidavit from Trump, saying it was “completely devoid of any useful detail.” Trump also has appealed the contempt ruling.
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A U.N. Agnecy Gave $61 Million to One Family. It Didn't Go Well.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/07/world/americas/un-loan-project-services.html

At the United Nations, two officials had a problem. The little-known agency they ran found itself with an extra $61 million, and they didn’t know what to do with it.

Then they met a man at a party.

Now, they have $25 million less.

In between was a baffling series of financial decisions, in which experienced diplomats entrusted tens of millions of dollars, the agency’s entire investment portfolio at the time, to a British businessman after meeting him at the party. They also gave his daughter $3 million to produce a pop song, a video game and a website promoting awareness of environmental threats to the world’s oceans.

Things did not go well.

Though U.N. auditors said the man’s businesses defaulted on more than $22 million in loans — all money meant to aid the developing world — the agency, the United Nations Office for Project Services, said in a statement last month that “funds are at risk, but to date, no funds have been lost.” The agency added that it would “pursue all available legal remedies to protect its operations and assets, including the recovery of outstanding payments owed to” it.

The story of these misbegotten investments was, at times, surreal. There was a cameo by the Italian-born man about town who had introduced Donald J. Trump to a model named Melania Knauss, the future first lady. There was a concert in the U.N.’s General Assembly hall as it sat nearly empty — where a Norwegian diplomat with a backing band crooned the ocean song (“Just a drop of rain / That’s all I am”).

But diplomats and former U.N. officials say the tale also demonstrates what critics say is a serious problem with the U.N.: a culture of impunity among some top leaders, who wield huge budgets with little outside oversight.
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europe is a deadbeat loser
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are unions about the west being a bunch of rat dogs who have to hunt in packs or the asian cultures will kill them all like a pussy always running back to his fat loser taco union?

https://www.vpr.org/show/vermont-edition/2022-05-09/vermont-workers-are-part-of-growing-momentum-around-labor-unions-why-now
are the unions gonna get together then declare war after finding money friends and weapons to avenge the fat trumpet?
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europe is a deadbeat loser
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so the europeans are trying to welsh from the italian rackets but the catholics owe the west like 1000 trillion in cash today pegged to inflation. so the catholics only get latin american air spain portugal and italy air ireland has to share latin american air no exceptions or usa and eu both start dying of various non covids nukes. the swiss are now the moors of spain until my money is paid, 500 billion plus interest and inflation at real inflation calculations. and the eu needs to start reducing debt and quit playing so many lindburg hindenburg baby games since the popes always the swiss catholics.https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/may/06/swiss-politicians-vote-against-loosening-notorious-banking-secrecy-law
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First Lady Jill Biden, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visit Ukraine
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https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-jill-biden-migration-slovakia-d22b406bd735c1899a55ba656cbbc317

UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

Biden traveled under the cloak of secrecy, becoming the latest high-profile American to enter Ukraine during its 10-week-old conflict with Russia.

“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” the U.S. first lady told Zelenska. “I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.”

Biden spent about two hours in Ukraine, traveling by vehicle to the town of Uzhhorod, about a 10-minute drive from a Slovakian border village where she had toured a border processing facility.

Zelenska thanked Biden for her “courageous act” and said, “We understand what it takes for the U.S. first lady to come here during a war when military actions are taking place every day, where the air sirens are happening every day -- even today.”

The two first ladies came together in a small classroom, sitting across a table from one another and greeting each other in front of reporters before they met in private. Zelenska and her children have been at an undisclosed location for their safety.
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Indian Hindu police rapes 13 year old after she reports gang rape
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https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/1522280737235419148?cxt=HHwWmICy9fuQnaAqAAAA

A police officer in India has been arrested and charged with raping a 13-year-old girl who had gone to his station to report that she had been gang-raped.

https://m.dw.com/en/india-policeman-arrested-for-raping-alleged-child-gang-rape-victim/a-61690818
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Republicans approve education material censorship bill, support Nazi-like book burnings
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https://www.wsmv.com/2022/04/27/house-vote-education-material-censorship-bill/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Tennessee House of Representatives voted on a bill Wednesday regarding the regulation of education materials.

Introduced by House Speaker Cameron Sexton, HB 2666 is set to change what materials will be allowed in schools due to the belief that specific materials should not be available for students due to inappropriate content.

The bill passed with 66 for and 26 against.

Before passing the Senate, the bill required the state textbook and instructional materials quality commission to provide a copy of the Commission’s proposed textbook and instructional materials list to the general assembly.

Upon further inspection and the addition of two amendments, this is what the bill now focuses on:

>“Requires the Commission to issue a list of approved educational materials and books that may be made available to students in a library operated by a local education agency by Dec. 1st, 2022, and to update the list by Apr. 1st each year thereafter. Requires the Commission to ensure that all books and educational materials that are made available to students in a library operated by an LEA are on the approved list and meet certain criteria beginning Jan. 1st, 2023.” – HB 2666
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John Mac Isaac
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PC Repairshop owner recounts the events causing MSM and the propaganda-left to refer to him as Russian Disinformation

The author is a hilarious writer, shilling his business and how he describes hunter.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/06/mac-shop-owner-john-mac-isaac-reveals-night-he-met-hunter-biden/
On a fateful night in April 2019, John Paul Mac Isaac was working at his store, The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Del., when a customer walked in who would upend his life. In his forthcoming book, “American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth,” Isaac will tell his story — and here, in an exclusive first look, he describes the moment he met Hunter Biden.

It was a Friday night, 10 minutes before the shop’s closing time. I was checking out a website about CNC machines and woodworking. I had no intention of working late; I was ready to go out after a long and busy week. But then bright, cool LED headlights bounced off the counter from the front window. I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes. My vision of leaving the shop quickly faded as the door chime sounded. As was usual for this time of day, I thought: “What kind of person expects quality service right before closing time?”
>“What kind of person expects quality service right before closing time?”

I struggled not to roll my eyes when in stumbled a man clutching three MacBook Pros. He was about my height, six feet tall, but a little heavier. He wore casual clothing. Alcohol fumes preceded him. He slid the three laptops onto the bar counter as he fumbled for a seat.
>Alcohol fumes preceded him.

“I’m glad you’re still open,” he said. “I just came from the cigar bar, and they told me about your shop, but I had to hurry because you close at seven.”

He looked older than me but had a surprisingly high-pitched voice. An air of entitlement radiated off him.
>An air of entitlement radiated off him.

“Great,” I thought. “Another one who thinks the world revolves around them.”
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BIDEN ECONOMY: Dow Down 981 Points at Close – Worst Day Since June 2020
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BIDEN ECONOMY: Producer Price Index (Another Measurement of Inflation) Reaches 11.2% – Surpassing Its All-time High With inflation at all-time highs, Biden’s economy is a mess. The cost of gasoline has reached all-time highs. Interest rates are up near 7% now, the highest rates in years and still they are way behind inflation. This all happened due to Biden’s reckless spending. https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/dow-drops-981-points-for-worst-day-since-june-2020
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christians are poor asholes dying in the wine racket, who needs some tiger penis etc. italy didnt start it the protestants and greeks tried to steal italy via the romans. italy must be nice geography etc since the greeks and whites tried to steal it via the white looking people etc
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110357/
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christians are poor asholes dying in the wine racket, who needs some tiger penis etc. italy didnt start it the protestants and greeks tried to steal italy via the romans. italy must be nice geography etc since the greeks and whites tried to steal it via the white looking people etc
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110357/

its kill juan of spain or swiss monarchs any and all since the swiss owe me a lot.
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Neo-Fascist Joe Biden Establishes Orwellian Ministry of Truth
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In an desperate effort to turn around the complete collapse of the establishment uniparty created in the Wilsonian era, the disastrous Biden admin has created a new bureaucratic division that will disseminate information for the handful of boomers that actually believe the US government still has control over its """subjects""".

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-biden-administration-creates-disinformation-governance-board-under-dhs-to-fight-misinformation
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Today is a disastrous day for Democrats' 2022 chances
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As the economy shrinks under Democrats, one sector stood out amongst the rest with record breaking reported profits: the dilator retail sector
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/28/politics/us-economy-shrank-democrats-2022-midterm/index.html
CNN)The news that the US economy unexpectedly shrank over the first quarter of the year is an absolute body blow to Democrats already reeling amid growing economic concerns ahead of the 2022 midterm election.

The country's gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 1.4% between January and March -- a stunning reversal from the 6.9% GDP growth that the US recorded in the final quarter of 2021. (The GDP is seen as a broad guide to the overall health of a nation's economy.)
And in a decidedly ill omen, the GDP shrinkage was the worst performance of the measure since the economy went into recession amid the shutting down of the country in the spring of 2020.
Addressing recession fears on Thursday, President Joe Biden said:
>"Well, I'm not concerned about recession. I mean, you're always concerned about recession, but the GDP, you know, fell to 1.4%."
The GDP news comes on the heels of newly released polling data from Gallup that suggested that economy confidence is extremely low among the American public.
More than four in ten (42%) of Americans said that economic conditions in America were "poor," while another 38% said that they were only "fair" in Gallup's April survey. Just 2% said economic conditions were "excellent," while 18% said they were "good.")
More than three in four -- 76% -- of Americans said that the economy was getting worse, compared to 20% who said it was improving
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BIDEN ECONOMY FRIGGIN BOOMING
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Biden is close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy
Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/05/politics/biden-economy-analysis/index.html

President Joe Biden and his administration appear perilously close to an irreversible severing of public confidence in his capacity to deliver prosperity and financial security as stiff economic challenges balloon into huge political liabilities.

A CNN poll released Wednesday shows that the President's repeated efforts to highlight undeniably strong aspects of the economy's post-pandemic rebound and to offset blame for its bad spots aren't working.
The main culprit is inflation, a corrosive force that the White House initially underestimated and has failed to tame. It's been decades since Americans have experienced this demoralizing cycle of spiraling costs for basic goods and services. That shock is twinned with punishing gasoline prices that also hammer family budgets and spread pain across the population -- in a way that a regular recession, which can destroy millions of jobs but not hurt everyone -- may not

The result is a looming political disaster for Democrats, with voters in a disgruntled mood ahead of midterm elections that were already historically tough for a first-term President.
The depth of voter disquiet about the economy also suggests that a potential backlash against the Supreme Court possibly overturning the nationwide right to abortion may not save Democrats in November.
The party seems stuck in a dangerous political position of insisting the economy is doing well while voters think it's in the tank.
The CNN poll, conducted by SSRS from April 28 to May 1, showed that a majority of Americans think Biden's policies have hurt the economy, while 8 in 10 say the government is not doing enough to combat inflation. It was released on the same day the Federal Reserve made its biggest swing against the rising cost of living in 22 years.
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Durham's witch hunt crippled as judge limits fishing expedition evidence prosecutors can use
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According to a report from Politico, special counsel John Durham's probe into Hillary Clinton's campaign and an attorney associated with the Democratic Party suffered a major setback on Saturday.

The report notes that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper has denied a request from Durham that now "limits evidence and testimony prosecutors can offer against attorney Michael Sussmann" who has been accused of lying to investigators.

As Politico's Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein wrote, "The ruling spares the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee the potential embarrassment of a federal judge finding they were part of a coordinated effort to level since-discredited allegations that candidate Donald Trump or his allies maintained a data link from Trump Tower to Russia’s Alfa Bank."

Sussman has been accused of lying to FBI investigators "when he approached the bureau’s top lawyer James Baker with what he described as evidence of links between Trump Tower and Alfa Bank."

The report adds that Durham's office has contended that Sussman was working in concert with the Clinton campaign, but Judge Cooper was ummoved.

According to Politico, "Cooper said that permitting prosecutors to lay out evidence of such a broad, political conspiracy would amount to a 'time-consuming and largely unnecessary mini-trial,' considering Durham has not charged Sussmann with conspiracy but only with a 'narrow' false statement to the FBI."

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/07/judge-spares-clinton-camp-in-sussmann-ruling-00030887
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Youth Populist Movement Growing While Fascistic Washed-Up Establishment Has-Beens Freak TF Out
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J.D. Vance, a 37-year-old Ivy League academic turned populist firebrand, won the GOP primary in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race...Josh Mandel, Vance’s biggest rival, won the support of senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee—and the backing of the traditional conservative group Club for Growth. Vance’s ability to eke out a win shows not only the power Trump’s endorsement still has in the party, but also the rise of this new post-Trump ideology that Vance and his backers appear to be building.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/jd-vances-victory-peter-thiels-movement
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Depp vs. Heard Day 12
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Why wasnt the court in session today? I couldnt find any livestreams, but all the news outlets said it started again Monday

https://news.sky.com/story/johnny-depp-v-amber-heard-live-actress-had-help-writing-article-at-the-heart-of-court-hearing-jury-told-12587975
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Republican Candidate Charged with Murdering Cancer-Stricken Wife Wins Primary from Jail
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Andrew Wilhoite won a Republican primary in Indiana on Tuesday night after being arrested in the murder of his wife Nikki Wilhoite, who had just finished her last round of chemotherapy.

In March, police said the couple had a heated argument that ended with Andrew hitting Nikki in the head “with a blunt object” before dumping her in a creek, according to Law&Crime.

“She just finished chemo and stuff,” a neighbor told WXIN of the late 41-year-old. “She was trying to get well.”

Andrew Wilhoite will appear on November ballot for the Clinton Township Board. There were two other winners in the primary to fill the three available seats.

“There is no legal reason he can’t be a candidate,” an Indiana election official told the Tribune Star. “Under our system you are innocent until you are proven guilty. If a person is convicted of a felony, then they are no longer eligible to be a candidate and are ineligible to hold office.”

WXIN reported that Nikki had filed for divorce a day before her last chemotherapy treatment.

Andrew said that Nikki attacked him during their argument and that he swung at her face “with a gallon-sized concrete flower pot.”

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/republican-candidate-charged-with-murdering-cancer-stricken-wife-wins-primary-from-jail/?utm_source=mostpopular
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Janney Elementary School asks 4-year-olds to identify racist family members
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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dc-elementary-anti-racism-fistbook-racist-family-members

A public elementary school in Washington, D.C., gave children as young as 4 a lesson on "anti-racism" that asked them to identify racist members of their family.

According to a Nov. 30 letter from Janney Elementary School Principal Danielle Singh, students in Pre-K through 3rd grade participated in an "Anti-Racism Fight Club" presentation by speaker Doyin Richards.

"As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home," Singh’s letter stated, linking to Richards’ presentation. "We recognize that any time we engage topics such as race and equity, we may experience a variety of emotions. This is a normal part of the learning and growing process. As a school community we want to continue the dialogue with our students and understand this is just the beginning."

Richards’ "Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids" explains that "white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance," and that "it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America."

"If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin," the "Fistbook for Kids" explains. "Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it."
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tRump Says Republicans Will ‘End Crazy Nancy Pelosi’ If They Take the House
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Former President Donald tRump vowed Republicans would “end” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a rally in Pennsylvania.

tRump then predicted a sweeping GOP victory in November would bring about an “end” to Pelosi.

“Together we are going to end crazy Nancy Pelosi,” tRump said, before he added. “She’s crazy. We’re gonna end her career. They say she wants to move to Florida. Keep her the hell out of Florida, keep her where she is.”

He appeared to be referring to reports from earlier this year that the House Speaker had purchased a $25 million waterfront property in South Florida.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Pelosi has no plans to retire away from northern California.

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/Trump-says-republicans-will-end-crazy-nancy-pelosi-if-they-take-the-house/

https://videos-cloudflare.jwpsrv.com/62772e39_6ac91989bfa5798cdc8c00727d0fe1cd7e4b61ce/content/conversions/buXmWndW/videos/9F7q1AoO-24616868.mp4
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Jill Biden visits Ukraine
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Ukraine is undergoing persecution from former Communist nation Russia

https://www.wfla.com/news/international/jill-biden-pays-surprise-visit-to-ukraine-meets-first-lady/
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Johnny deposit and amber heard
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Justice for Johnny.
https://twitter.com/sphynxmaine/status/1519041666531094528?s=21&t=FCm88xS4vVDZCQisx99VYg
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Gov Abbotts Border Stunt Causing Billions in Losses for No Gain
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https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/special-reports/at-the-border/texas-economy-border-governor-abbott-ports-food-pharr-closure/273-68cac3d9-b226-493b-b0b3-c95ff7fe3a01

he day before, April 6, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to expand truck safety inspections, which meant that DPS went from inspecting trucks at random to stopping and checking out every single one.

In his letter to DPS Director Colonel Steven McCraw, Abbott wrote, “the cartels that smuggle illicit contraband and people across our southern border do not care about the conditions of the vehicles they send into Texas. These inspections should begin immediately to help ensure that Texans are not endangered by unsafe vehicles and their unsafe drivers.”

“Customs was clearing 45 shipments every three hours,” Flores recalled, “[at the] port that we receive over 2000 importations a day. So, imagine the backlog and it was just painful. There was nothing we could do. We were at the mercy of the governor.”


“When you have the backups, like what we saw with these DPS inspections, you're talking about millions, and then hundreds of millions of dollars stuck on the other side of the border—just waiting,” he said.

“You had spoiled produce, you had things that were soft,” Galeazzi added. “I saw pictures of pineapples with mold on them. It was an absolute travesty. Those companies, they're not going to be able to recover those losses this year. That's something they're going to work through for several years.”


Economists have estimated Abbott’s bridge inspections cost the state billions of dollars.

On April 12, near the end of inspections, DPS said it inspected more than 3,000 commercial vehicles. Of those, 807 were placed out of service for safety violations, while 79 commercial drivers were placed out of service.
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Tranny? attacks Dave Chappelle Onstage with a knife,Jamie Foxx rescues him
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Chappelle was rushed by someone while onstage. Attendees’ phones were confiscated at the gate, so video and even photos are very sparse, but one video posted seemed to show the man smashing into someone holding a microphone, possibly Chappelle.

Accounts posted online said the man was corralled by security — and possibly fellow comedian Jamie Foxx.

He was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife.

In one posted clip, apparently after the incident, Chappelle is heard to quip, “It was a trans man,”.

Man That Attacked Dave Chappelle At His Show At Hollywood Bowl Has Hands Broken and Dislocated shoulder pic.twitter.com/ZvPgjdV5gz

— raphousetv (@raphousetv2) May 4, 2022

Videos posted by attendees outside the show, after they’d gotten their phones back, seemed to show the alleged assailant being loaded into an ambulance, his arm mangled.

“I thought that was part of the show,” Foxx is heard to respond.

“I grabbed the back of that N*****’s head,” said Chappelle. “His hair was spongey!”

Later the comedian sounded a note of both shock and levity saying, “I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a N***** backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that.”

https://deadline.com/2022/05/dave-chappelle-attacked-onstage-hollywood-bowl-1235015840/
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inmate Casey White and CO Vickie White
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https://katv.com/news/nation-world/search-underway-in-alabama-for-missing-sheriffs-deputy-inmate-charged-with-murder-lauderdale-county-casey-white-vicki-white-assistant-director-of-corrections-mental-health-evaluation
>they still haven't found them
the suspense is killing me
what do you think happened /news/?
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Video:Mad Maddy Cawthorne naked in bed humpin' his male cousin
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Madison Cawthorn Responds to Naked Cousin-Humping Video: I Was Just Being Funny!

Like Marjorie Taylor Green, Lauren Boebert and so many other yahoos who were elected to posts in our federal government on the strength of like 400 votes from their goofiest neighbors, North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn has become a household name without ever sponsoring a bill or chairing a committee.

But while his MAGA chud colleagues might have gained notoriety by supporting an insurrection or heckling the president during the State of the Union, Cawthorn is making headlines for reasons that are much less likely to appeal to his base.

Last week, photos of Cawthorn wearing lingerie at what appeared to be some sort of sex club made the rounds on social media.
On Wednesday, an opposition group that's currently campaigning against Cawthorn released a video that allegedly shows a naked Cawthorn in bed, vigorously thrusting his hips the direction of another man.

Several insiders have claimed that the other man is Cawthorn's cousin, but those reports have not been confirmed.

https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2022/05/madison-cawthorn-responds-to-naked-cousin-humping-video-i-was-ju/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-2678485/Video-GOP-congressman-Madison-Cawthorn-seen-nude-thrusting-video.html
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$6/GAL ME & BUDDY TRUMP GETTN RAPED & PUMPED UP DI REAR & PILOSI SHE DO B LAFFIN BOUT ME & LIKN IT 2
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/orange-county/transportation/2022/05/06/average-la-county-gas-price-rises-for-9th-consecutive-day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Friday for the ninth consecutive day, increasing 1.2 cents to $5.852, one day after rising nine-tenths of a cent.

The average price has risen 7.8 cents over the past nine days following a run of 28 decreases in 30 days totaling 29.6 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 5.4 cents more than one week ago and $1.73 higher than one year ago, but 8.8 cents less than one month ago.

The Orange County average price rose for the eighth time in nine days, increasing 1.7 cents to $5.801. It rose four consecutive days, decreased seven-tenths of a cent Monday and resumed increasing Tuesday.

The Orange County average price has risen 9 cents over the past nine days, including four-tenths of a cent Thursday. It is 5.3 cents more than one month ago and $1.714 higher than one year ago, but 8.7 cents less than one month ago.
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Domestic terrorist to plead guilty to sedition in Failed Coup Trump
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https://www.reuters.com/world/us/oath-keepers-member-plead-guilty-sedition-us-capitol-attack-2022-05-04/

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group intends to admit to engaging in seditious conspiracy during last year's attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to court papers, the latest in a string of courtroom victories for the Justice Department.

William Todd Wilson of North Carolina is due to plead guilty during a federal court hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. ET (1900 GMT) in Washington, according to a court filing. Wilson would become the third Oath Keepers defendant to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy and obstruction charges.

Several other defendants are still on track for a trial later this year, including Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers. read more

An indictment against Rhodes and others unsealed in January is the only criminal case accusing participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack of engaging in seditious conspiracy, defined as attempting "to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force the government of the United States."

About 800 people have been charged with a taking part in the Capitol riot in which supporters of Republican then-President Donald Trump tried to prevent formal congressional certification of his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, attacking police and sending lawmakers scrambling for safety. Trump has made false claims that he lost due to widespread voting fraud.
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Florida pension fund sues Elon Musk and Twitter to stop buyout
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https://www.reuters.com/business/musk-twitter-are-sued-by-shareholder-over-44-bln-takeover-2022-05-06/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/06/florida-pension-fund-lawsuit-elon-musk-twitter

Elon Musk and Twitter were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing his $44bn takeover of the social media company before 2025.

In a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery court, the Orlando police pension fund said Delaware law forbade a quick merger because Musk had agreements with other big Twitter shareholders, including his financial adviser Morgan Stanley and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, to support the buyout.

The fund said those agreements made Musk, who owns 9.2% of Twitter, the effective “owner” of more than 15% of the company’s shares. It said that required delaying the merger by three years unless two-thirds of shares not “owned” by him granted approval.

Morgan Stanley owns about 8.8% of Twitter shares and Dorsey owns 2.4%.

Musk hopes to complete his $54.20 a share Twitter takeover this year, in one of the world’s largest leveraged buyouts.

Musk, the world’s richest person, also runs electric car company Tesla and leads The Boring Co and SpaceX.

Twitter and its board, including Dorsey and CEO Parag Agrawal, were also named as defendants.

Twitter declined to comment. Lawyers for Musk and the Florida fund did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Iraqs Conundrum
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strange, unexpected and worldwide.. these are the daily chronicles of the international game of chess played in Iraq right now... place your bets.. for maybe us the losers of this game.. can get something out of it.

https://aidowm.blogspot.com
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egypt is death collections
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then israel again is death collections then jews can leave after paying debts

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/amazon-is-the-last-fang-standing-14712333

good, me catholics and protestants are owed trillions. volodymr z sky is elen degenerates attacking at the irish homo complaining about jobs dying at opus die, owe pus die, then the guys trying to steal from apple who killed jobs then went and lost trillions of dollars billable to their families forever at trying a steal and kill at amazon netflix google etc. what a bunch of morons they all are trying to escape with a bunch of natos money at mark zuckerberg. what a bunch of idiots

volo die mirror zellensky is the al qaeda dod suicides at the new mexico games the catholic protestant asian and muslim fields at nm. rolo da mirror sleep elen sky

hes a nm bolshevist is zelensky getting beat up at the wests kgb didnt win russia
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Thousands sick as latest severe sandstorm sweeps across Iraq
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https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220505-thousands-sick-as-latest-severe-sandstorm-sweeps-across-iraq

https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/dangerous-dust-storm-hospitalizes-more-than-5000-in-iraq/1183126

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/05/iraqis-hospitalised-thick-sandstorm-blankets-iraq

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/5/thousands-sick-as-latest-severe-sandstorm-sweeps-across-iraq

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-61335124

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2022/5/5/iraq-sandstorm-sends-more-than-1000-to-hospital

https://english.alarabiya.net/amp/News/middle-east/2022/05/05/Iraq-sandstorm-sends-more-than-1-000-to-hospital-

https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iraq/2022/05/05/iraq-sandstorm-more-than-1000-in-hospital-as-sky-turned-orange/

https://www.weatherbug.com/news/Video-Iraq-Sandstorm-Hits-Again,-1-Dead,-Thousan
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