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Threadbane

@Threadbane@newsie.social

classical guitar, chess, golf, duplicate bridge, etymology, semantics, yoga, physics, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, Homeric Greek
Environmentalist Pothead Luddite Polymath
Club of Rome -> Limits To Growth
Keeper of Cats.

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augieray, (edited ) to random
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I am seeing a lot of hubbub over a third case of in a human in the US.

Just to be clear: Right now, in our "lowest" point of in almost a year, 278 Americans are being infected EVERY MINUTE. Ten percent or more will go on to suffer months or years of Long COVID symptoms. Some will have damaged brains, hearts, and other organs.

We shouldn't lose focus on the immediate and real risks we face of COVID.

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@augieray @melanie
I hate to be picky, but even 278 per minute is:
278 x 60 minutes = 16680 per hour
x 24 hours per day = 400320 new infections per day
x 365 = 146,116, 800 by next June. I don't think there are going to be quite so many infected as all that. I think there are more vaccinated people than that.

I've had 6 covid vaxes and always wear my mask grocery shopping or in crowds, so I am not a covid denialist, just an engineer.

micchiato, to random
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should have codified as promised. should have codified Roe as promised. Campaigning on the Court is a ploy to GOTV and to raise more campaign cash:

“We really need a book titled ‘Those Who Knew Roe Was Never Enough and the the SC would overturn Roe.’ There are thousands such people.”

https://bsky.app/profile/prisonculture.bsky.social/post/3ktidd632dg27

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@Jennifer @Mary625 @zakalwe @micchiato
Swell. So you'll vote for Nazis and Xian crazies instead, so you can put an end to Social Security and Medicare and public education? Good thinking. If you think Democrats are bad, wait 'til you find out what it's like when the entire US is run like Florida and Texas with a demented sociopath in charge and Marjorie Taylor Green has a Cabinet position. Brilliant.

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@Mary625 @Jennifer @zakalwe @micchiato
First, I've detested Joe Biden for 32 years. Second, I hate DINOs. Third, Jimmy Carter was the last Democratic POTUS. Fourth, a DINO and tool of the MIC is still better than a moron dictator who worships Putin and loves Kim Jong In.
Trump murdered over a million Americans and many more will die with him and the sadistic GOP in charge. Especially women, but I doubt that you give a shit about that.

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@Hudson @Mary625 @Jennifer @zakalwe
@micchiato
What every president since Truman has done to the Palestinians. Gaza is just a continuation of the Zionist colonization of Palestine. Netanyahu's sadistic slaughter of the indigenous people of Palestine was aided by every Western power. Biden tried to end the worst of the arms shipments, but the way our govt is organized, the Republican House made stopping them entirely impossible. Biden gets VERY bad advice from his Zionist Sec of State,, too.

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@ogalachowski @micchiato @Hudson @Mary625 @Jennifer @zakalwe
Jimmy Carter tried for a two-state solution and eventually won a Nobel Peace Prize for quieting things down for a while. As always, Carter gets sold short because the hawks badgered him into a helicopter attack that ran into a sandstorm that wound up costing him the election. Without that attack, he'd have probably been in for a second term and we might never have had to suffer Reagan. We might not even be facing the climate crisis.

Threadbane, to random
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Guardian: Biden is dramatically out of touch with voters on Gaza. He may lose because of it
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/may/21/biden-gaza-2024-election

GottaLaff, to legal
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NEW #TrumpTrial 🧵starts HERE. #Trump #legal

Remember: I cannot reply while live-posting, so plz use NFL (Not For Laffy.. no hashtag) so I can skip your replies. THANK YOU.

Running a little late, so some preamble included here.

1/…

Tyler McBrien:

At 2:04 p.m., the prosecution strolls back in and lays out stacks of papers, binders, and other documents on the desk.

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@GottaLaff
NFL
From 12 years ago, Lewis Black's take on Trump 2012. Truly, one of the funniest (and most prescient) comedy routines ever. And it's all still true! This talk of Cohen drumming up support for Trump 2012 reminded of it.

Well worth a listen.

https://www.cc.com/video/dlpw9d/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-back-in-black-trump-2012

GottaLaff, to legal
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🧵starts HERE.

Remember: I cannot reply while live-posting, so plz use NFL (Not For Laffy.. no hashtag) so I can skip your replies. THANK YOU.

Running a little late, so some preamble included here.

1/… Via Rupar: Trump wraps up his morning rant by attacking one of the prosecutors, Colangelo, which is a flagrant violation of his gag order

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@GottaLaff
How is it that they GET all these seats in the first place? Aren't there any decent people who want to attend the trial?

CelloMomOnCars, to climate
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"While belief in has waned a bit nationally, 90% of Floridians still believe it’s real, according to a recent survey by Atlantic University.

Most Floridians — nearly 70% — want both the state and federal governments to do more to address climate change, the study found."

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/2024/05/14/90-of-floridians-think-climate-change-is-real-much-higher-than-across-the-u-s/

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@CelloMomOnCars
Why can't they complete the Florida Utopian dream and make it illegal to mention poverty, disease, crime, hunger and hurricanes? Why do they have to put up with bad things when all you need to do is make unhappy thoughts illegal!?

br00t4c, to random
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Tuberville Whines Prosecutors Are Causing Trump 'Mental Anguish'

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/05/tuberville-whines-trumps-courtroom-0

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@br00t4c
We can only hope he's right for a change.

emptywheel, to random
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@emptywheel
Gotta wonder why Donald the Defendant hates Haberman so much.

GottaLaff, to comics
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Threadbane,
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@GottaLaff
Wife's tag line is genius.

paninid, to random
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Imagine asserting that a literal worm ate your brain to get out of paying alimony.

You might be RFK, Jr.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/08/robert-f-kennedy-jr-worm-brain

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@paninid
It's almost as if one has to suffer from cognitive impairment to make it to the high echelon of Right Wing political theater. Practically all the Red state governors are psychopaths and semi-literate morons, and the criminal Defendant candidate for POTUS is literally a demented and deranged sociopath. The crazier you are, the higher you go in the GOP.

Threadbane,
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@paninid
Yes. I've said for years that the GOP began selecting for psychopaths during the 1990s. If you're not a Xian con artist, a grifter, or criminally insane you can't even get on the GOP ballot anymore. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are a bonus. Since the 1990s, any Republican member of Congress who shows the slightest trace of scientific literacy, awareness of history, respect for Constitution principles or social conscience is primaried out by people like Paul Gosar and Gym Jordan.

TexasObserver, to Texas
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“The juice they get from seeing this local victory will then spur people on towards a national approach. It’s very politically sharp.”

New from Special Investigative Correspondent @stevanzetti: A new coalition of Christian nationalist groups is mobilizing congregations to take over #Texas school boards. https://www.texasobserver.org/christian-schoolboards-education-k12/

#education #news #politics #USpol #religion #schools #Christianity #extremism

Threadbane,
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@TexasObserver @stevanzetti
That might be better phrased as "maintain control of school boards". TX has the most horrific school system in the nation with the possible exception of Kentucky, and Xian nationalists have been in charge for thirty years or more. All that matter in TX schools are Jesus and football.

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@TexasObserver @stevanzetti
I apologize for my cynical grousing today. My entire family going back to the early 1900s was from Texas, and I'm the only one not born there, so when I see more mention of the Republican/Xian takeover it just bums me out.
Yes, it's getting even worse, and with a homicidal psychopath as governor and the most corrupt AG in the nation things don't look good.

GottaLaff, to legal
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🧵starts HERE. 1/…

Bower:

Justice Merchan starts off will the prosecution motion for contempt.

He tells Trump he's about to issue his ruling, in which he will again find Trump in contempt of court.

The last thing I want to do is put you in jail, Justice Merchan says to Trump. You are the former President of the United States and possibly the next President as well.

But "going forward," he continues, "this court will have to consider jail sanctions" if necessary.

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@msbellows @tdwllms1 @GottaLaff
Why can't he be put up overnight in a hotel, so that his SS detail won't have to go into a jail to protect him? No worse than sequestering a jury is it? The OJ Simpson jury spent weeks in a motel/hotel. No smartphone, no posting.

otownKim, to random

For those who are bitching about President Biden and saying the Gaza situation will cost him the election, WTF do you propose?! Third party has ZERO chance! Have you learned anything from 2016?!?!?! The Orange shit stain suggests that Netanayu "finish the job!". How dare anyone say they or both sides are the same. If that's your belief, unfollow me now!!!

Threadbane,
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@otownKim
Voting for anybody but Biden will accomplish the long-sought goal of the GOP to install a king, but schools stopped teaching young people history and civics 50 years ago. The old are trapped in some Republican yesteryear, when Republicans weren't quite as horrid as they are now, and have been subjected to 40 years of ever-more-intense anti-Democrat propaganda. The young only see Biden's pigheaded, sadistic support of Israel, not realizing that the Defendant would be even worse.

toussaint, to random
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US House just passed a law limiting your freedom of speech. you cant say having a country based on race/ethnicity is wrong IF you are talking about
You cant compare what israel is doing in Gaza to the Nazi's even tho they are running the place like the warsaw ghetto. The US House just outsourced the definition in our laws to an international organization called holocaust remembrance alliance, they subbed their definition for anti-semitism and put it into our law

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@GreenFire @ramsey @toussaint @Npars01
Why not vote it down? If it passes, we know who the enemies of free speech are on the Democratic side and take our chances on Biden showing some common sense for a change and vetoing it.

ai6yr, to random
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Hmm, some gender stereotyping at one of our local sandwich places. The only veggie option is "The Wonder Woman". Par for the course, I guess.

Threadbane,
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@ai6yr
A few years back, they were interviewing a Subway employee on rsdio and asked him what his favorite sub was. "The veggie with triple bacon."

tristansnell, to random
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To pay Stormy, Donald ordered his team

  • to create a shell company
  • to come up with fake names for the agreement
  • to come up with fake invoices for repaying Cohen

NOT to hide it from Melania.

This was to hide it from campaign finance regulators, journalists, and all of us.

Threadbane,
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@tristansnell
I do wish people would stop giving Defendant Trump credit for creating this complex subterfuge. It's on record that wanted to pay Stormy in cash, but Cohen insisted on the financial rigamarole to hide the transaction. has the mind of a child, incapable of thinking up a shadowy chain of loans and shell companies. This sort of crap was always left up to more intelligent criminals like Weisselberg and Mitnick.

Gustodon, to random
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I don't know whether to laugh at the absurdity of people who fear Satan or cry because they still exist in 2024.

Threadbane,
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@Gustodon
Hell, there are still people who believe in Jesus!
As an aside, the Xians claim to be a monotheistic religion, but if Satan isn't a god, what is he? Obviously, he's powerful enough to keep Yahweh from dispatching him.

Threadbane, to random
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Joe and Mika are whining about all the murderous Middle Eastern regimes of the past 50 years that colleges DIDN'T protest, making comparisons with Saddam Hussein, Sadat, and the Sudan, while belittling campus protests against the Israeli slaughter of the Palestinians. The difference is that the US has been PAYING for Zionists to kill Palestinians and kick them off their land for almost 80 years; we didn't pay for the atrocities in Syria or Iran, but Mika and Joe have chosen to ignore that.

Threadbane,
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@RememberUsAlways
I read some of your link, but I fail to see how it justifies the Israeli expansion, or even the UN decision to give Zionists half of Palestine to begin with. None of the Jewish beliefs, that claim Palestine belongs to northern European Jews, are at all credible. The Palestinians they're killing have more Semitic DNA than Benjamin Netanyahu or Bill Maher. Richard the Lionhearted and the Crusaders had every bit as much right to Palestine as the Zionists.

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@RememberUsAlways
People stopped speaking Hebrew between 200 and 400 CE, and it remained only as a liturgical language until the 19th Century, much like Latin remained in the Church during the Dark and Middle Ages in Europe. Am I to understand that because Hebrew is "the Holy Language", northern Europeans who revived Hebrew as a spoken liturgical language in the 1800s are justified in a military occupation of Palestine?

ColesStreetPothole, to random
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  1. An ex-president's lawyer is arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court that presidents can assassinate U.S. citizens with full immunity.
  2. Nearly a dozen universities have called the cops on peaceful anti-war protestors, resulting in hundreds of arrests and clear instances of police brutality.
  3. Texas anti-DEI bill has led to firings of dozens of staff at public universities.

If you don't think fascism is a real threat in the United States, I don't know what to say.

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@lednaBM @ColesStreetPothole
We often hear the complaint that there's no way to lock the Defendant up were he found guilty, pointing to problems about security and his SS detail. I've been saying for years now that the solution is Gitmo. Of course! It's where we've locked up terrorists since 2003. Donald should be perfectly safe there.

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