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March 24, 2024

Putin is the fifth gunman

US warns Russia about an impending terrorist attack, what's the response?

* Putin publicly rejects it
* But adds (checking notes) the gay community as a whole to "terrorists and extremists"
* Russia continues bombing Ukraine in something that if anyone else did, it would be called terrorism

If you're mad or upset at ISIS for what happened, be sure to also be mad or upset at Putin.

March 19, 2024

A big part of Project 2025 is that it exists to make "president-ing" easier for Trump

Absolutely, there is a lot of psycho right-wing stuff in it, and this is not to dismiss that, but another critical part of it is about making the office of president easier for Trump and to enable his paranoia about a "deep state", you know the thankless bureaucrats and people in the processes that stop Trump from line item vetoing government money from going to "inner cities" or selling Alaska to Putin for a bag of beans and him name dropping him in a speech where you have to listen and like it or else you get introduced to an open window.

Did Abraham Lincoln need a Project 1861?
Did FDR need a Project 1933?
Did Barack Obama need a Project 2009?
Did Joe Biden need a Project 2021?

So why does this supposedly brilliant businessman and a man who was potus before need a Project 2025?

March 18, 2024

Question to America: If you are looking for a job, you can face: drug tests, social media checks, reference checks, you

might have account for every single gap in your resume longer than a month, and more. And we're not talking about high profile jobs, or jobs where you'll come into contact with lots of money, jobs operating heavy equipment, or interacting with children and/or vulnerable populations.

I'm talking about minimum and near-minimum wage jobs here.

You know people who have been there.
You know people who are there.
You might have been there.
I have been there.

You NEED a job to pay the bills, to pay the rent, and to put food on the table and you faced this level of scrutiny; and yet you are actually thinking about just handing one to Trump? Why?

You're the hiring manager here, not him. If you saw that resume anywhere else; if he told you in the interview everything was everybody else's fault, that everybody is conspiring against him, that there was record turnover in what he managed, that he circumvented policy to put acting secretaries in place, that he handed out pardons to his inner circle like candy, that drugs were handed out like candy, he just brings crooks like Michael Flynn in, and then there's the state of economy in 2017 vs 2021, that he was impeached twice, and let's not forget the antics on January 6... then would you hire someone who did things like that?

There's a lot of you that complain about affirmative action, about immigrants supposedly taking your jobs, so how would you feel if you were passed over for a job so that someone with a record far worse than your record and accomplishments could have the job?

If you are OK with this level of scrutiny that you face when you look for a job, why not apply it to Donald Trump?

March 16, 2024

In 2017, our govt called it a 'terrorist tactic' that *COULD* happen. Today, it's a common 'war tactic' used by Russia

Secondary terrorist attack:

USE OF SECONDARY EXPLOSIVE DEVICES TO TARGET FIRST RESPONDERS AND ONLOOKERS:

SECONDARY EXPLOSIVE DEVICE ATTACK TACTICS:

After an initial attack, terrorists may try to target first responders and onlookers by detonating a second explosive device in or around the anticipated safe area or evacuation locations..

Terrorists can conduct secondary attacks by infiltrating suicide bombers into crowds of bystanders or by detonating preset bombs remotely through the use of timers, remote triggers, or motion sensors.

http://web.archive.org/web/20171018172947/https://www.dni.gov/nctc/jcat/index.html

https://www.dni.gov/nctc/jcat/index.html (And current page that still has that up)


To... "double tap":


A Russian missile strike hit civilian infrastructure in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens of others, Ukrainian officials said Friday.

After the first missile struck the Black Sea port city Friday morning, killing and wounding civilians, Ukrainian emergency service personnel who had rushed to the scene were then caught in a second strike, in an attack known as a “double tap” used by Russia throughout more than two years of its war in Ukraine.

“The Russian missile attack killed a paramedic and a rescue worker who had arrived at the scene after the first explosion to provide assistance. There are also heavily injured among the medics and rescuers,” Oleh Kiper, head of the Odesa regional military administration, wrote on Telegram.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/least-14-killed-dozens-injured-135301898.html


And back in August:

The identity of a woman who was among five civilians and emergency workers critically injured in a “double tap” missile strike that killed seven people in the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk remains a mystery, the head of the regional hospital has said.

Of the five, two were said to be civilians, one was a police officer and two were first responders. But the identity of the only woman in the group could not be discerned as her personal belongings were said to have been shredded in the blast.

The Iskander missiles that hit Pokrovsk had been launched 40 minutes apart, known as a “double tap”, leading to death and injury among those who rushed to the scene, near a hotel used by journalists, after the first strike.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/08/russian-strike-on-ukraine-city-kills-five-damaging-hotel-frequented-by-journalists
March 13, 2024

Women of America - Are you ready to be the next Kate Cox?

Are you ready for Republicans to spill out your history on the media?

Are you ready to be called every name in the book?

Are you ready to not have any privacy?

Are you ready for Republicans to say that you are wrong, that your doctor is wrong in front of the whole world?

If you can get pregnant, then you can be the next Kate Cox.

March 12, 2024

It's OK everyone, a memo and a video will be sent out. Stop overreacting.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Republican-led states across the U.S., conservative legislators are refusing to reevaluate abortion bans — even as doctors and patients insist the laws’ exceptions are dangerously unclear, resulting in denied treatment to some pregnant women in need.

Instead, GOP leaders accuse abortion rights advocates of deliberately spreading misinformation and doctors of intentionally denying services in an effort to undercut the bans and make a political point. At the same time, however, some states are taking steps that they say will provide more clarity about when abortions can be legally performed.

In Oklahoma, the AG sent out a memo in 2022 informing prosecutors and police that doctors should have “substantial leeway” to provide certain abortions. Last year, the office added that patients don’t have to be “septic, bleeding profusely, or otherwise close to death” — but reiterated a past warning that doctors should be prosecuted if there’s evidence they violated the law by providing an abortion when a woman’s life wasn’t actually in danger.

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-bans-exceptions-doctors-lawmakers-7cefca4a248076268c789ea05b367f1a


So relax, the same people who can't tell the difference between sugar and meth are now properly entrusted by the people who don't know anything about a woman's body to decide if a doctor should be prosecuted based on if that woman's life was actually in danger or not. Sure, you could lose your license and go to prison, but all the bases are now covered!

I'm sure everything will be fine now. So stop worrying about it.
March 5, 2024

While I expect, hope, and am 100% sure Biden will win re-election, it's time to clear something up...

Since a lot of people did say it was unthinkable in 2016 too, so the "unthinkable" could hypothetically happen again in November.

So here's what else will be unthinkable:

'Unity' or 'healing' with conservatives who use "liberal" as a pejorative, who talk about "real America", with people who see scumbags like Michael Flynn and Roger Stone as heroes, with the people who see Ashli Babbitt as some sort of martyr after victim-blaming Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain

Ignoring Trump supporters suddenly dusting off Romans 13 about the government needing to be submitted to or whatever, oh, I'll notice

Agreeing with Qanon or Mike Lindell or whatever other crackpots you get

Seeing the potus as selected or appointed by God or whatever nonsense you call that

Pointing to the Dow, NASDAQ, or the stock market as a whole as an indicator of a "strong economy" when it was seemingly fine to ignore that for four years

All non-starters, sorry.

February 12, 2024

0/4

Is there a realistic opportunity for the opposition to increase its support or gain power through elections?

0/4

Russia has never experienced a democratic transfer of power between rival groups. Then prime minister Putin became acting president when Boris Yeltsin resigned in late 1999. Putin served two four-year presidential terms from 2000 to 2008, remained the de facto paramount leader when returning to the prime ministership, and again became president in 2012, violating the spirit if not the letter of the constitution’s two-term limit. A 2008 constitutional amendment extended presidential terms to six years, and a 2020 amendment allowed Putin to run for an additional two terms, meaning he could remain in office until 2036.

Opposition politicians and activists are frequently targeted with fabricated criminal cases and other forms of administrative harassment designed to prevent their participation in the political process. Aleksey Navalny was poisoned with a toxic nerve agent in 2020, with evidence later emerging that the FSB poisoned him. Navalny, who sought medical attention in Germany, was arrested upon his return in January 2021 for violating probation. In January 2022, Navalny and eight prominent supporters were added to the government’s terrorist-and-extremist registry. In March, Navalny—who was already imprisoned in a penal colony—received a nine-year sentence over embezzlement and contempt-of-court charges in a politically motivated trial.

Legislation enacted in 2021 banned individuals associated with extremist organizations from running for election. Among other restrictions, Russian citizens who hold a second citizenship or a foreign residence permit and people who have been found guilty of one of 400 criminal and administrative offenses were unable to run for office as of that year. Also in 2021, Golos reported that nearly one-tenth of all Russian adults had effectively been denied the right to run.

https://freedomhouse.org/country/russia/freedom-world/2023

And that's just one 0/4.

That's what Michael Flynn lied for... talking to that 0/4.

That's what Tucker Carlson interviewed... giving legitimacy to that 0/4

That's what Donald Trump wants to have the freedom to attack NATO members... that 0/4
December 13, 2023

Introducing the "Abortion is OK in this health performance range" card

The Karnofsky Performance Score (KPS) ranking runs from 100 to 0, where 100 is "perfect" health and 0 is death. Practitioners occasionally assign performance scores in between standard intervals of 10. This scoring system is named after Dr. David A. Karnofsky, who described the scale with Dr. Walter H. Abelmann, Dr. Lloyd F. Craver, and Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal in 1948. The primary purpose of its development was to allow physicians to evaluate a patient's ability to survive chemotherapy for cancer.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_status

I believe it can be used to tell women and doctors when it’s OK to get that abortion. When it officially becomes legal.



Since Texas has been in the news on abortion-related items, I highlighted the zone where it seems to be OK to get an abortion according to Abbott, Paxton, and the Texas Supreme Court. I think I am in the general ballpark here, right?

Do you think they’ll want to sign off on this and print it out, send it to every hospital and Texan, tell them “here is where you can get an abortion”?

November 26, 2023

Billionaire Philanthropy

Maybe instead of giving mansions to the family members of Supreme Court justices, showering them with lavish gifts, and buying Nazi memorabilia; it sounds like Harlan Crow could have done the most good for everyone by instead buying them civics lessons and basic human decency.

That's just my opinion though.

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