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Alienated53, to random
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I find it hard to believe that they will not do this. What evidence is there that they would not do this? Only real hope is that there are just enough non- GOP in the House to vote with Dems.
https://www.alternet.org/lawless-gop-lawmakers-election/

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Alienated53, to ai
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It is going to get very interesting to see what happens with in the coming elections. My gut reaction is that we may well face a collapse of all . I say this because I suspect we will not be able to contain use of AI by anti-Democratic actors.

rbreich, to random
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So let me get this straight. Gov. Abbott of TX says he’ll defy federal law because an “invasion” has happened at the border, but the GOP refuses to fix the border because that would hand Biden a political win? Have I got that right?

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@rbreich This has been MO of GOP for decades. Obstruction for its own sake.

Alienated53, to random
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Breaking: Travel bans proposed in Tennessee & Oklahoma
States would send aunts & grandmas to prison as "traffickers" for helping teens
https://jessica.substack.com/p/breaking-travel-bans-proposed-in?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=11153&post_id=140968162&utm_campaign=email-post-title&isFreemail=true&r=dzsu&utm_medium=email

ThomHartmann, to random
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Are we watching a repeat of the asbestos crisis?

https://hartmannreport.com/p/microplastics-like-asbestos-can-kill-4b9

Alienated53,
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@ThomHartmann While Europe uses the “precautionary principle” that prevents chemicals from being introduced into the environment or food supply until they’re proven safe, here in the US we use Libertarianism: we only ban chemicals after they’ve been in use long enough to kill so many people that we realize they’re dangerous.

Alienated53, to random
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Bernie Sanders
Senate votes against Sanders resolution to force human rights scrutiny over Israel aid

Senator’s bid to make US military support conditional on whether Israel is violating human rights in Gaza fails by 72 votes to 11
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/16/bernie-sanders-senate-test-vote-military-aid-israel

Alienated53, to random
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IMO the worst thing to happen for the Jewish people is the absurdly illogical expansion of #Antisemitism to include any and all criticism of Israel. In the long run it plays into the hands of real Antisemites: "ADL Officially Admits It Counts Pro-Palestine Activism as Antisemitic
The Anti-Defamation League has abandoned all pretense of tracking antisemitism properly in its 2023 report."
https://newrepublic.com/post/177993/adl-abandons-pretense-tracking-antisemitism-honestly-palestine-rallies?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily&utm_term=&utm_content=&mc_cid=a2f5175900&mc_eid=76be675d09

RollingStone, to random

The tension between the state of Texas and the federal government over the border escalated on Thursday when the Texas National Guard seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, denying entry to federal authorities. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/texas-national-guard-shelby-park-eagle-pass-border-patrol-1234945639/

Alienated53,
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@RollingStone Getting harder and harder not to recognize we are already in the middle of a second Civil War.

Well, that's not accurate. The first one never ended the Confederacy merely retrenched and bided its time. Eventually, the played into their hands with adoption of that is a close cousin of the belief system. Now the billionaires created are bankrolling the movement and its huge Ministry of Disinformation.

Alienated53,
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@GhostOnTheHalfShell @RollingStone Yes, but IMO they were kept somewhat in check until the collaborated by full throated adoption of (rapacious laissez faire capitalism) that allowed capture of MSM, creation of 24/7 propaganda networks, and increasing shift of wealth to the top.

Alienated53, to random
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You Could Soon Be Fined for Defamation for Calling Someone Racist in Florida
Florida Republicans have introduced a new bill that would silence basically any accusations of discrimination.
https://newrepublic.com/post/177920/florida-bill-fine-defamation-racist-discrimination

Alienated53, to random
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CNN Admits 'Really Disturbing' Israel/Palestine Coverage Policy 'In Place for Years'
the network confirmed to The Intercept that its news coverage about Israel and Palestine is run through and reviewed by the CNN Jerusalem bureau—which is subject to the IDF's censor.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/israel-cnn-censor?utm_source=Common+Dreams&utm_campaign=40341c0d13-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2024_01_01_09_14_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-77b634d84f-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D

RickiTarr, to random
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Do you think there are any truly credible sources of news and information?

I feel like anymore when I read something, I need to do further research, and find second or third sources for verification. So many headlines are click bait half truths, hyperbole, or just full on lies and don't get me started
on YouTube "News".

Alienated53,
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@RickiTarr IMO: The digital age and demise of much of the media and capture by has exacerbated this problem, but it has always been the case the media entities had their own slant/bias. In my youth, it was necessary to read between the lines in MSM such as Time and Newsweek with each having its own perspective. At least those of us with enough skill can seek out various sources. Sadly, Joe and Joanne Sixpack (a dated reference admittedly) do not often have the skills needed.

Alienated53, to random
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This should perhaps become the new battle-cry for democrats (note small d): RCV-plus-Final-Four/Five! The fear that the GOP have shown, coupled with only slightly less opposition from asshats ("A lawsuit brought by Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias that aimed to keep the measure off the 2022 ballot was rejected by a judge.") is enough to convince me it is an idea worth supporting.
https://www.rawstory.com/ranked-choice-voting-2666797337/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dec.24.2023_2.21pm

Alienated53, to random
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McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and Wendy’s Rely on Alabama Prison “Slavery”
Incarcerated Alabamans “are trapped in this labor trafficking scheme,” a new federal class action lawsuit says.
https://truthout.org/articles/mcdonalds-kfc-burger-king-and-wendys-rely-on-alabama-prison-slavery/

Alienated53, to random
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A Slow-Rolling Disaster in Fracking Country
Ex-employees at “West Virginia’s Chernobyl” speak out on lethal cancers, regulatory failure and contaminated drinking water.
“the facility is situated on a hill approximately 142 feet above the nearby Monongahela River,” a source of drinking water for communities across northern West Virginia, and further downstream in Pennsylvania, including the city of Pittsburgh.
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/a-slow-rolling-disaster-in-fracking-country/

ThomHartmann, to random
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What’s that putrid smell emanating from the GOP?

https://hartmannreport.com/p/dear-gop-youll-never-wash-the-stink-99b

Alienated53,
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@ThomHartmann And yet, he has the support of the majority of te white voters in the US and with the help of voter suppression, gerrymanders and a 24/7 propaganda network (that is never fully countered by any MSM outlets) might still be elected again. The antidemocratic forces in the US are strong.

CelloMomOnCars, to climate
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" reviewed in this factsheet indicate that people generally agree that is happening, and it is one of the most pressing concerns across the globe. At the same time, a stark difference of opinions about how to distribute responsibilities among people from various parts of the world emerges. This clash of opinions mirrors the conflict between advanced and developing economies in international politics."

https://www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/global-surveys-show-peoples-growing-concern-about-climate-change

Alienated53,
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@CelloMomOnCars Unless and until we are able to shake off the parasites ( sociopaths) that own the MSM and the political system this disconnect will continue. I don't pretend to know how we do this and suspect it will only happen when the causes a tipping point of . Probably with an attendant high rate of human die off. I so hope to be proved a raving lunatic for such beliefs.

Sherifazuhur, to egypt
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Medics transfer 28 premature babies from to (it’s a miracle these are still alive) @egypt
@palestine
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2411981/middle-east

Alienated53,
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@Sherifazuhur @egypt @palestine @Who Ultimately, is this not just part of the ethnic cleansing.

HistoPol, to climate
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(1/n)

The End is Nigh by 2100:

+3°C!--The 's outlook for the surpasses even my worst predictions:

Via @TheGuardian

"World facing ‘hellish’ 3C of climate heating, UN warns before Cop28

‘We must start setting records on cutting emissions,’ UN boss says after temperature records obliterated in 2023"

"The...(Unep) report said that implementing future policies already promised by countries would shave 0.1C off the 3C limit...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/20/world-facing-hellish-3c-of-climate-heating-un-warns-before-cop28

Alienated53,
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@HistoPol @TheGuardian "We know it is still possible to make the 1.5 degree limit a reality. It requires tearing out the poisoned root of the climate crisis: fossil fuels.”

Alienated53,
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@HistoPol @TheGuardian “Treaties and contracts that favour fossil fuel investors are holding back the green energy transition, even though we know most fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if we are to prevent catastrophic heating,” Mitchell said. “The [treaties] must be reformed if we want to cut emissions and keep as much of Earth as possible habitable for our descendants.”

br00t4c, to Ukraine
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Alienated53,
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@br00t4c Yeah, after 70 yrs I have no faith in the US to set "Guardrails" for anything to do with our military.

br00t4c, to random
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Matt Gaetz schooled on anti-Semitism as he attacks George Soros at hearing

https://www.rawstory.com/matt-gaetz-george-soros/

Alienated53,
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@br00t4c It is the fucking like of real antisemites such as Gaetz that makes it so much harder to have a nuanced discussion and position on Israel/Hamas/Palestinians.

br00t4c, to Airpods
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These Are The Deals Worth Shopping During Target's Early Black Friday Sale

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/target-best-deals-black-friday-sale_l_6548fa49e4b01b25858492b5

Alienated53,
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@br00t4c Why boost this horrendous curse of conspicuous overconsumption?

Alienated53, to random
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shame: Full List of Democrats Who Voted to Censure Rashida Tlaib

Steve Cohen
Jim Costa
Angie Craig
Don Davis
Lois Frankel
Jared Golden
Daniel Goldman
Josh Gottheimer
Greg Landsman
Susie Lee
Kathy Manning
Jared Moskowitz
Wiley Nickel
Chris Pappas
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
Pat Ryan
Brad Schneider
Kim Schrier
Darren Soto
Ritchie Torres
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Frederica Wilson

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