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  • Something’s Rotten About the Justices Taking So Long on Trump’s Immunity Case

    06/19/2024 1:14:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jun 19, 2024 03:14 PM | By Leah Litman
    For those looking for the hidden hand of politics in what the Supreme Court does, there’s plenty of reason for suspicion on Donald Trump’s as-yet-undecided immunity case given its urgency. There are, of course, explanations that have nothing to do with politics for why a ruling still hasn’t been issued. But the reasons to think something is rotten at the court are impossible to ignore.On Feb. 28, the justices agreed to hear Mr. Trump’s claim that he is immune from prosecution on charges that he plotted to subvert the 2020 election. The court scheduled oral arguments in the case for...
  • Satire: Trump Polling At 100% After Hosts Warn He Would Cancel 'The View'

    06/19/2024 11:07:43 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The Bee ^ | June 19, 2024 | Staff
    U.S. — Former President Trump has suddenly skyrocketed to 100% in the polls after host Joy Behar warned that Trump would ban The View from television if elected. "Welp, that does it," said lifetime Democrat Dean Bochner after hearing the news. "I never imagined any scenario where I would punch a ballot for Donald Trump, but here we are." According to pollsters, Trump now holds a one hundred point lead in every single state since the news broke. "We now project Trump winning literally every single vote in Seattle and San Francisco," said pollster Mark Allen. "Despite millions of voters...
  • The Supreme Court just effectively legalized machine guns

    06/16/2024 6:59:18 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 85 replies
    MSN ^ | June 14, 2024 | Ian Millhiser
    The six Republican justices handed down a decision on Friday that effectively legalizes civilian ownership of automatic weapons. All three of the Court’s Democrats dissented. The Court’s decision in Garland v. Cargill involves bump stocks, devices that allow ordinary semiautomatic weapons that can legally be owned by civilians to automatically fire, much like a machine gun designed for that purpose. Bump stocks cause a semiautomatic gun’s trigger to buck against the shooter’s finger, repeatedly “bumping” the trigger and making the gun rapidly fire. A semiautomatic weapon refers to a gun that loads a bullet into the chamber or otherwise prepares...

    06/16/2024 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 12/6/24 | Ross Anderson
    he edge of Greenland’s ice sheet looked like a big lick of sludgy white frosting spilling over a rise of billion-year-old brown rock. Inside the Twin Otter’s cabin, there were five of us: two pilots, a scientist, an engineer, and me. Farther north, we would have needed another seat for a rifle-armed guard. Here, we were told to just look around for polar-bear tracks on our descent. We had taken off from Greenland’s west coast and soon passed over the ice sheet’s lip. Viewed from directly above, the first 10 miles of ice looked wrinkled, like elephant skin. Its folds...
  • Opinion: What’s wrong with a little revenge?

    06/13/2024 8:46:46 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2024 | MICK MULVANEY
    Nearly twenty years ago, long before she was in office, a current Democratic U.S. senator wanted to buy a vacation home. She used an online mortgage broker based in North Carolina. On her loan application, she listed her own estimate of what her primary residence was worth. She got the loan and ultimately paid it back early. Fast forward to today. Would it be wrong for the Department of Justice to start examining that loan application with an eye toward civil action against her? What about the North Carolina attorney general? Does the answer change if the attorney general ran...
  • Biden kisses Italian leader Giorgia Meloni’s hair in awkward embrace at G7

    06/13/2024 9:22:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | June 13, 2024
    President Biden traveled to another meeting of world leaders and, once again, weirdness ensued. Mr. Biden, the last of the honchos to arrive at the G7 summit in Italy on Thursday, was greeted by the host country’s prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. Upon shuffling onto the stage where Ms. Meloni waited, Mr. Biden kissed her on the head and appeared to sniff her hair. Following a brief exchange, she directed the president toward a frame bearing the G7 logo, which each leader signed with a marker. Before departing the platform, he offered an awkward salute to the prime minister.
  • Cancer charity says 'front hole' is more inclusive than 'cervix,' claims men can have them too" ("Front Hole Cancer"/"Bonus Hole Cancer")

    06/10/2024 12:06:53 AM PDT · by Drago · 54 replies
    The Blaze (& others) ^ | ANDREW CHAPADOS
    "A cancer organization said that it recognized readers could be offended by the term cervix and explained that the term "front hole" would be more inclusive to men who believe they are women"... ..."The Canadian Cancer Society joins the ranks of cervical cancer charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust from the United Kingdom, which deemed the vagina as a "bonus hole" in 2023 in an effort to not upset men who believe they are women."
  • Francesca Albanese calls rescue of 4 hostages 'genocidal'

    06/08/2024 11:50:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/24 | Gary Willig
    United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories Francesca Albanese criticized Israel for the operation in which Noa Argamani (25), Almog Meir Jan (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (40), four of the hostages who were kidnapped from the Nova music festival on October 7, were rescued. "Relieved that four hostages have been released," Albanese wrote on X, using the word 'released' instead of the more accurate 'rescued.' However, she claimed, "It should not have come at the expense of at least 200 Palestinians, including children, killed and over 400 injured by Israel...
  • Donald Trump’s Mob Rule: Why the MAGA movement loves Mafiosi.

    06/07/2024 7:52:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jun 07, 2024 09:05 AM | Michelle Goldberg
    This week, Breitbart interviewed the former Trump official Peter Navarro, one of many criminals in the ex-president’s orbit, from the Miami prison where he is serving four months for contempt of Congress. While life behind bars is difficult, Navarro boasted that his stint has been smoothed by his ties to Donald Trump, which make him something of a made man. The former president, said Navarro, is beloved not just by the guards, but by the “vast majority” of inmates as well. “If I were a Bidenite, things would be a lot tougher here — and yes, they know exactly who...
  • Aileen Cannon Move in Trump Case Leaves Legal Experts Stunned: 'Baffling'

    06/06/2024 9:41:30 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 6, 2024 | Ewan Palmer
    The judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents case has been criticized by legal experts for her "baffling" rescheduling of a number of hearings in the already delayed trial. Judge Aileen Cannon announced on Wednesday that there will be a shuffle of the timeline as she intends to rule on a number of legal arguments connected to the case. Cannon, who was nominated to the bench by Trump in 2020, has already indefinitely postponed the start of the federal trial pending the outcome of several appeals and motions. From June 21, Cannon will hold hearings on Trump's arguments that Special Counsel...
  • Satire: Democrats Call For Removal Of Nelson Mandela Statue In D.C. After Learning He Was A Convicted Felon

    06/04/2024 9:40:29 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/04/2024 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats have called for the removal of a statue of anti-apartheid activist and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela after learning the man was also a convicted felon. Calls for the removal grew louder after many noted the eerie similarity to Donald Trump, who is also a convicted felon. "We should never give convicted felons a place of honor in the seat of holy democracy," said Senator Chuck Schumer in a statement. "Nelson Mandela was imprisoned by his own government, which means he was clearly a bad guy who totally deserved it. Tear this dangerous statue down immediately!" Mandela,...
  • NATO flirting with war and extinction in Ukraine

    06/03/2024 6:59:39 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 263 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 6/3/24 | Stephen Bryen
    NATO is flirting with war and extinction. France is now “officially” sending troops to Ukraine (they have been there for some time) and NATO countries are demanding strikes deep inside Russia. Meanwhile, the US has secretly made a “policy shift” that somewhat falls short of what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wanted but opens the door to deep strikes by the US on Russian territory.
  • Flood of Fake Science Forces Multiple Journal Closures

    06/01/2024 11:30:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Fake studies have flooded the publishers of top scientific journals, leading to thousands of retractions and millions of dollars in lost revenue. The biggest hit has come to Wiley, a 217-year-old publisher based in Hoboken, N.J., which Tuesday will announce that it is closing 19 journals, some of which were infected by large-scale research fraud. Paywall.
  • Satire: Trump Reminds Media He Prefers The Term 'Justice-Impacted Individual'

    05/31/2024 10:48:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 05/31/2024 | Babylon Bee
    U.S. — In the hours after being convicted on 34 counts of something or other, Trump issued a reminder to the media that the proper term to describe him is "justice-impacted individual." The term, commonly used by Democrats and journalists to describe convicted felons, now describes a 2024 presidential candidate, giving Americans an exciting opportunity to vote for someone unfairly targeted by the U.S. justice system. "I am a justice-impacted individual, possibly the most justice-impacted of any person in history," said Trump in a statement outside the New York courthouse. "This totally fake and phony Democrat witch-hunt conviction by 12...
  • Harvard to stop weighing in on public matters

    05/28/2024 11:44:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/24 | Gary Willig
    Harvard University announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it would no longer comment as an institution on issues that do not relate to its “core function” following the controversies surrounding the school's statements on the massacre of October 7 and the subsequent war between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization. Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber wrote in an email that Harvard would adopt the recommendation of a working group that the school not “issue official statements about public matters that do not directly affect the university’s core function.” “There will be close cases where reasonable people disagree about whether a given...
  • Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

    05/28/2024 4:20:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/17 | Tal Polon
    Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence in the meantime, NRG reported. According to the report, Spain asked Israel over the weekend to publicly declare that it does not support Catalan independence, as part of Spain’s efforts to garner international consensus on the matter. Israel’s ambivalence is a departure from the opposition to Catalan independence declared by the EU and US. On Friday, US State Dept. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the...
  • Jeremy Corbyn to run as independent candidate in British national election

    05/25/2024 11:41:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/5/24 | Elad Benari
    Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of Britain's Labour Party, said on Friday he would stand as an independent candidate at the upcoming national election on July 4, Reuters reported. "I want our political parties to be democratic, but members of Islington North Labour have been denied the right to choose a candidate," Corbyn said in a video announcing his plan. "So we have to stand up. We have to stand up and say, we're not taking this anymore. We will assert our rights. That's why I'm standing to be an independent candidate for the people of Islington North," he added....
  • The doomsday glacier is undergoing "vigorous ice melt" that could reshape sea level rise projections

    05/24/2024 8:59:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 107 replies
    CBS News ^ | 22/5/24 | Li Cohen
    The massive "doomsday glacier" known for its rapid destabilization is undergoing a "vigorous ice melt" that scientists say could reshape sea level rise projections. In a new study, glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, found that warm, high-pressure ocean water is seeping beneath West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, making it more vulnerable to melting than previously thought. The glacier is roughly 80 miles across, the widest on Earth. It packs so much ice that if it were to completely collapse, it could singlehandedly cause global sea levels to rise by more than two feet, according to the International Thwaites Glacier...
  • Biden edges ahead of Trump as nearly 20% of voters say their choice might change: poll

    05/23/2024 10:42:20 AM PDT · by thegagline · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Chris Nesi
    President Biden and former President Donald Trump are locked in a statistical tie as they gear up for the first of two scheduled debates next month, but nearly one-fifth of voters say they could still change their mind about for whom they ultimately pull the lever. In a one-on-one matchup, Biden garnered 48% support to Trump’s 47%, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of registered voters released Wednesday. Last month, the survey found Trump and Biden in a flat-footed tie, with each receiving 46% support. Despite the incumbent’s lead, history suggests the margin would be tight enough for Trump...
  • Supreme Court to gov't: Create guidelines to ban smoking in homes

    05/22/2024 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/24
    The Supreme Court has issued a conditional order calling on the Environmental Protection Ministry, Public Security Ministry, and Health Ministry to take action on the issue of environmental disturbances caused by a person smoking in his home, when the smoke enters the neighbors' homes, Israel Hayom reported. The court has instructed the ministries to enact guidelines on the matter, or enforce the matter of cigarette smoke pollution entering other apartments in a different manner. The government now has 60 days to respond to the order. The Supreme Court's decision follows an appeal submitted by the Avir Naki organization and six...