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So I guess that's it for the program

The government has opened an investigation.

Now we will have years of litigation and lawsuits.

Oh well.

Senator Fetterman's body double


Budweiser Factory​ In Van Nuys Targeted With Bomb Threat

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Anheuser-Busch Budweiser factory in Van Nuys was targeted with a bomb threat Thursday, prompting a sweep of the sprawling campus, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

An Anheuser-Busch employee confirmed to Patch that several Budweiser facilities across the nation were targeted with bomb threats as the company faces massive backlash for an advertising partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

An Anheuser-Busch spokesperson did not respond to calls and emails for comment.


ETA ABs official statement today:


Hey Los Angeles, let's find David.


The Three Biggest Misconceptions About Israel's Upheaval

For the past three months, Israelis have been protesting across the country against the attempted overhaul of their judicial system by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right coalition. In February, a survey found that nearly one in five Israelis had taken part in a demonstration. This unprecedented activism culminated in a national strike at the end of March that compelled Netanyahu to pause, but not abandon, his efforts to push through the legislation. Today, representatives of the two sides sat down to continue negotiations toward a potential compromise. Yet despite all the coverage these events have rightly received, I’ve noticed a fair number of fallacies circulating about why they came about and what’s driving them.

Myth 1: The protests are about whether Israel should reform its judiciary.

International coverage of the Israeli unrest often casts the controversy in binary terms: Some Israelis support judicial reform; others oppose it. But the story is more complicated. In fact, there is broad consensus that the country’s Supreme Court is overly powerful and should be reined in. At present, the body effectively appoints its own members and exercises authority over politicians and policy that is unique in the democratic world. Back in 2007, the American judge and legal commentator Richard Posner labeled Aharon Barak—the Israeli chief justice most responsible for the expansion of the court’s capabilities—an “enlightened despot.” The leaders of several Israeli opposition parties have themselves sought to correct this imbalance in Israel’s internal affairs.

Such widespread agreement is probably why Netanyahu, who usually has an uncanny grasp of where his self-interest lies, didn’t see the extent of the protest movement coming: He thought he was tackling a consensus issue. But the legislation produced by his hard-line coalition was less a careful recalibration of the judiciary than a decimation of it. A wish list of right-wing reforms, it essentially inverts the perceived problem by subordinating the top court to politicians, giving the government control over most judicial appointments and preventing the court from overruling legislation.

Israelis aren’t objecting to the idea of reform; they’re objecting to this version of it....


I posted this here instead of the middle east group because the protests have been getting a lot of attention. The author of this piece is Yair Rosenberg, who is pretty balanced with his analysis.

Anti Jewish hate speech is still condemned, but anti-Israel sentiments

Have been mostly normalized by the global left. It's perfectly OK to say the Jewish State should be destroyed. Eg:


Cries of 'Death to the Jews' Heard at Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in Berlin

German police have launched an investigation following a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin over the weekend at which participants chanted “Death to the Jews” and “Death to Israel” — slogans proscribed under Germany’s stringent post-Holocaust laws to combat antisemitism.

The 500 mainly Muslim demonstrators gathered on Saturday in the Kreuzberg and Neukölln neighborhoods of the German capital. Video of the event captured by Democ., an independent NGO, caught some some demonstrators shouting “Death to the Jews” as well as rhythmic chants of “Death to Israel” and “With our blood and our spirit, we will liberate you, Al Aqsa” — a reference to the mosque in eastern Jerusalem that has been the site of clashes in the last week between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

News of the police investigation into the demonstration — organized by the pro-Palestinian organization Samidoun — was accompanied by trenchant condemnation of the scenes there by prominent politicians.

Nancy Faeser, Germany’s Interior Minister, declared on Twitter: “I condemn the highly inhuman, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slogans in the strongest possible terms. Now it is important to investigate quickly and decisively. The agitators must be identified and held accountable.”


Whose "we"?

You repeatedly use a rhetorical trick called the identity fallacy when talking with me. You should stop doing that.

You're an anonymous poster, like almost everyone here.

When a 9-year-old girl didn't want her goat to be slaughtered, county fair officials sent deputies..

When a 9-year-old girl didn’t want her goat to be slaughtered, county fair officials sent deputies after it.

Every day for three months, Jessica Long’s young daughter walked and fed her goat, bonding with the brown and white floppy-eared animal named Cedar. But when it was time for Cedar to be sold and slaughtered at the Shasta District Fair last year, the 9-year-old just couldn’t go through with it.

“My daughter sobbed in her pen with her goat,” Long wrote to the Shasta County fair’s manager on June 27, 2022. “The barn was mostly empty and at the last minute I decided to break the rules and take the goat that night and deal with the consequences later.”

Long purchased the goat for her daughter to enter into the 4-H program with the Shasta District Fair. Children are taught how to care for farm animals. The animals are then entered in an auction to be sold and then slaughtered for meat in hopes of teaching children about the work and care needed to raise livestock and provide food, as farmers and ranchers do.

In her letter, Long pleaded for the fair to make an exception and let her and her daughter take Cedar back. Aware that Cedar had already been sold in auction, she also offered to “pay you back for the goat and any other expenses I caused,” according to the letter obtained by The Times.



A young girl didn’t want to slaughter the goat she raised for 4H. The state senator who bought the goat at auction agreed to let it live out its days eating weeds. But sheriff’s deputies, with an official warrant in hand, drove to a farm 500 miles away, took Cedar the goat and transported him back to Shasta County where an unnamed 3rd party killed him. It's not clear at this point how the carcass was disposed of. Nine year old Jessica Long learned some valuable lessons that day, but probably not the ones that 4H and Shasta District Fair intended.

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