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"Nature knows."


EDITORIAL 14 October 2020

Why Nature supports Joe Biden for US president

We cannot stand by and let science be undermined. Joe Bidenís trust in truth, evidence, science and democracy make him the only choice in the US election.

On 9 November 2016, the world awoke to an unexpected result: Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States.

This journal did not hide its disappointment. But, Nature observed, US democracy was designed with safeguards intended to protect against excesses. It is founded on a system of checks and balances that makes it difficult for a president to exercise absolute power. We were hopeful that this would help to curb the damage that might result from Trumpís disregard for evidence and the truth, disrespect for those he disagrees with and toxic attitude towards women.

How wrong we turned out to be.

No US president in recent history has so relentlessly attacked and undermined so many valuable institutions, from science agencies to the media, the courts, the Department of Justice ó and even the electoral system. Trump claims to put ĎAmerica Firstí. But in his response to the pandemic, Trump has put himself first, not America.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Oct 14, 2020, 10:37 PM (2 replies)

Senator Whitehouse at hearing, in full


Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Oct 13, 2020, 01:43 PM (16 replies)

"The president's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning"

"The president's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery."

- source familiar with the president's health, reported by Jeremy Diamond on CNN

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Oct 3, 2020, 12:19 PM (4 replies)

The night shift managers at the burger joints across the land

The night shift managers at the burger joints across the land and others pay Donald Trump's share of our nation's expenses.
Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 12:11 AM (1 replies)


from today's New York Times

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:54 PM (7 replies)

The Only Witness Who Heard Police Announce Themselves at Breonna Taylor's Door Changed His Story

Source: Vice News

The Only Witness Who Heard Police Announce Themselves at Breonna Taylorís Door Changed His Story

Aarin Sarpee initially told investigators that he didn't hear police say who they were before ramming through Taylor's door. Two months later, he drastically changed his recollection.

by Roberto Ferdman

When Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced this week that no charges would be brought in direct connection with Breonna Taylorís death, he underscored that the officers executing the search warrant that night did identify themselves at Taylorís door, pointing to a witness who corroborated the officersí version of events.

But, according to audio and documents obtained by VICE News, that same witness changed his story in the months following the deadly raid.

The witness is Aarin Sarpee, who was picking up his daughter from his brotherís apartment above Taylorís at the time of the raid. According to officersí interviews with investigators, Sarpee got into an argument with Detective Brett Hankison as the officers were banging on Taylorís door.

The interviews were conducted by LMPDís Public Integrity Unit (PIU), which investigates officer-involved shootings. According to the Public Integrity Unitís investigative file, LMPD investigators spoke to Sarpee on the phone twice in the ensuing months. On March 21, a week after the shooting, Sgt. Jason Vance asked Sarpee directly if he heard anyone identify themselves as police. Sarpee responded, ďNo, nobody identified themselves.Ē

Read more: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bv8qyd/breonna-taylor-investigation-witness-changes-story
Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Sep 26, 2020, 03:31 PM (25 replies)

Doonesbury coming Sunday

Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:31 PM (10 replies)

Breonna Taylor Deal Promises Reform Police Said They Did Years Ago

Source: Newsy-KYCIR

Breonna Taylor Deal Promises Reform Police Said They Did Years Ago

A Newsy-KYCIR investigation found that Louisville Metro Police repeatedly reported using a tool to flag officer behavior, but never implemented it.

As part of its historic, $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, Louisville has agreed to implement several major police reforms, including creating an early warning system to identify officer behavioral trends to prevent misconduct.

This is not the first time the city has made such a promise. In the wake of police shootings and as a response to critical audits, the Louisville Metro Police Department has frequently asserted that it already has such a system, or is on the cusp of implementing one.

The current LMPD policy manual says it is actively using such a system. But itís not, a joint investigation by Newsy and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

Read more: https://www.newsy.com/stories/breonna-taylor-deal-promises-reform-police-said-they-did-years-ago/
Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:22 AM (1 replies)

Ron Cobb, a Designer on Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Alien, Dies at 83

Source: Gizmodo

Ron Cobb, one of the most prolific and impactful designers in cinema history, died this week at the age of 83.

Cobb is a name thatís well-known to film nerds, but maybe not so much to the general public. Thatís wild, considering he worked on some of the most successful and influential films from the 1970s, Ď80s, and Ď90s: Star Wars, Alien, Back to the Future, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Conan the Barbarian, The Abyss, The Last Starfighter, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to name just a few.

On Star Wars, he designed some of the creatures in the Cantina scene, including the Hammerhead. On Back to the Future, he helped refine the design of the DeLorean to give it the DIY look that made it so memorable. For Alien, he did the exterior and interior of the main setting, the Nostromo. He helped Steven Spielberg come up with the idea for E.T. and had a cameo in the film. He designed all the ships in The Last Starfighter. We could go on and on.

Read more: https://io9.gizmodo.com/ron-cobb-a-designer-on-star-wars-back-to-the-future-1845130929

Also was a cartoonist at the L A Free Press back in the day.



Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Sep 21, 2020, 06:49 PM (6 replies)

Tyson Group Poll: One point separates Hyde-Smith, Espy

Source: WJTV

Tyson Group Poll: One point separates Hyde-Smith, Espy

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 / 11:41 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 21, 2020 / 11:45 AM CDT

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) Ė According to a new poll by the Tyson Group, one point separates U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Mike Espy (D-Miss.) in the U.S. Senate Race.

The poll shows Hyde-Smith with 41% and Espy with 40%. Click here to view the poll.

The election will be on November 3, 2020. WJTV 12 News extended an invitation to both campaigns for a debate. Espy accepted the invitation, and Hyde-Smith has not accepted it at this time.

Read more: https://www.wjtv.com/news/tyson-group-poll-one-point-separates-hyde-smith-espy/


Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:12 PM (16 replies)
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