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March 25, 2024

Distractions.

The reduced bond has a lot of people feeling out of sorts. It may be helpful to remember that:

1) the court room drama remains a thorn in Trump's side. It eats at him. Look at his deranged posting on TS last evening. Every minute he spends dealing with court proceedings is a minute not devoted to campaigning or fund raising. More importantly, constantly being on trial isn't a good look and the never-ending reminders of Trump's impropriety (criminal activity) may influence independent voters.

2) defeating Trump was never dependent on the trials. He's lost a solid 20% of the republican base to Haley voters, the majority of whom when polled have declared they plan to vote for Biden now that Haley is out. No candidate can lose 20% of their party's base and have a real shot at winning (short of chicanery).

Schadenfreude took a hit today. It would have been nice seeing ketchup spilling out of the man's ears, true. But this is not the end of all things good, ya know? He's down a few hundred million, the media seems to have joined in on mocking him, and the criminal proceedings have yet to begin. Rub some dirt in it.

March 25, 2024

As Biden visits swing states, Trump is fundraising and playing golf

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden visited five cities in a multiday trip last week, former President Donald Trump was hardly seen in public, spending most of his time in South Florida.

Trump has held just a single public campaign event since he locked up the Republican presidential nomination on March 12: a rally in Ohio funded not by his campaign but by backers of a Senate candidate whom he had endorsed. The events page on his campaign website has had nothing listed.

Biden, meanwhile, has been barnstorming the country. After a trip to North Carolina on Tuesday, the Democratic president will have touched down in all of the 2024 swing states in the less than three weeks since his State of the Union address.

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Trump’s campaign faces a serious money shortfall and mounting legal bills as he fights four criminal indictments. His focus in recent weeks has been on wooing potential donors as his campaign builds its infrastructure across battleground states to catch up to Democrats, who have a significant head start.



Read more: https://apnews.com/article/trump-biden-2024-strategy-a542c061048ed8556a4955e83b480ec9

March 25, 2024

TRE; trauma release exercise.

Curious if anyone has experience with TRE. This site describes several at-home exercises: https://www.choosingtherapy.com/trauma-release-exercises/

TRE has been successfully used to address depression, anxiety, PTSD, and CPTSD. The principle behind the application appears to be derived from a statement by Dr. Peter Levine who noted that

"trembling (shuddering, shivering, shaking) can be associated with protection and recovery from PTSD — as if the rapid movement of the body resets the overactive sympathetic nervous system."


In short, tension and stress get stored within the body in response to trauma. Trembling is one mechanism the body uses to cope with the excess nervous system stimulation. Intentionally triggering the shaking/trembling can facilitate the release of trauma from 'muscle memory'. The challenge, I think, arises if you're a control freak uncomfortable with your body doing things on its own.

I'm finding this to really improve quality of sleep after decades of insomnia. Highly recommend trying it if you suffer from gnarly anxiety/depression/PTSD/etc.






March 22, 2024

Roaming Charges: L'tat Sans Merci

+ Willie Pye was the third person executed in the US in 2024. There are 29 other scheduled executions for the remainder of the year, 13 in Oklahoma, 8 in Ohio, 3 in Texas, 2 in Missouri, and one each in Alabama, Georgia and Idaho. Of those, 14 have pending death warrants.

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+ Hate crimes committed in K-12 schools have quadrupled in states that have passed anti-LGBT legislation since 2020, according to a Washington Post analysis of FBI data.

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+ The Legal Aid Society has released a list of NYPD officers with the most claims against them. One of the cops, Sergeant David Grieco, has had 48 cases filed against him since 2013, amassing a total of $1,134,825.35 in lawsuit payouts. Grieco remains on the force. In all, NYC taxpayers have paid out more than half a billion in settlements for lawsuits against the city’s police for misconduct.

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+ Hubert Védrine, France’s longtime Foreign Minister and National Security Advisor, who served under both Mitterrand and Chirac, told a story about Madeleine Albright accusing him of “betraying Lafayette” because he opposed her on the savage sanctions the US had imposed on Iraq. Védrine shot back: “Actually we didn’t intervene [in the Revolutionary War] at all to help America. We did it only to annoy Great Britain. It was a competition with Great Britain. Besides, if we had known what you were going to become, a kind of arrogant, dominating empire, all that, I think we wouldn’t have helped you!”


https://www.counterpunch.org/2024/03/22/316750/

March 22, 2024

Trans man beaten and arrested by sheriff's deputy asks judge to be declared innocent

It was March 8, 2024, exactly 392 days after he’d been beaten by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in front of a 7-Eleven, then arrested and accused of biting the lawman who pummeled him. Afterward, he’d been sent to the Norwalk station lockup and booked for three felonies and a misdemeanor. By the time prosecutors dropped the case seven months later, he’d already lost his high school teaching job.

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For the next three minutes Brock struggled as the deputy held him down, all of it captured on the 7-Eleven’s surveillance camera.

“You’re going to kill me! You’re going to f— kill me,” Brock shouted, screaming for the deputy to stop.

“Instead Benza rained at least 10 closed fist punches at Brock’s head and face,” the suit says, “while Benza used his greater body weight to pin the plaintiff to the ground as he continued to angrily pummel Brock with both fists, scraping his knuckles in the process.”


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-03-20/trans-man-beaten-arrested-by-sheriffs-deputy-declared-innocent-files-suit
March 22, 2024

Upcoming tv adaptations.

Curious what people are looking forward to. Steven Colbert is supposed to be heading an adaptation of Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber. And, there's been rumor of an adaptation of Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry since about 2018. Kay was the young chap who worked with Christopher Tolkien to complete the Silmarillion.

Any other hopefuls out there?

March 21, 2024

Curious if there's interest in a Subforum?

edited for lack of interest

March 21, 2024

Florida woman broke into ex's home, threw Sprite, pickled pork at him and his sofa: affidavit

https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/florida-woman-breaks-into-home-throws-sprite-pickled-pork-at-ex-boyfriends-house-affidavit/

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida woman is facing burglary and battery charges after she broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and threw Sprite at him and pickled pork juice on his sofa, according to an affidavit.

A deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Lehigh Acres home on March 1 after a resident said someone broke into his home.

When officials arrived, they said the woman, identified as Aukievah Reddick, 22, was holding a bottle of Sprite outside of the home, which she then flung at the victim, identified as her ex-boyfriend, and hit him.


Reddick began shouting at the victim and continuously mentioned wanting to fight him, as the deputy tried to separate the pair.
March 20, 2024

You Want It Darker: A Sick Society, Trump Worshippers, And The Drama Triangle

https://www.counterpunch.org/2024/03/20/you-want-it-darker-a-sick-society-trump-worshippers-and-the-drama-triangle/

On March 3, 2024, the New York Times/Siena poll reported: “Donald Trump leads Joe Biden, 48 percent to 43 percent, among registered voters.” Millions of Americans are in a state of horror over the fact that millions more Americans are poised to elect as president not just a scumbag, but an in-your-face scumbag.

The horrified ask: What will it take for Trump’s supporters to finally become horrified by Trump? How much financial fraud? How much election interference? How many incited insurrections? How many obstructions of justice? How much felonious pilfering of national defense documents? How many contractors ripped off through bankruptcies? How many sexual assaults? How many “grab em by the pussy” comments?

By 2016, Trump recognized that his worshippers are unfazed by his legal and moral crimes, famously saying: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible.”

Among those millions of Americans who are horrified by Trump and his worshippers, only a small minority of them are horrified by a society that has created them.


Well worth the read. Unfortunately precedent suggests that humanity will avoid addressing the issue until there is no other option available.
March 20, 2024

Alarming details revealed about alleged abuse by Zearing family members

https://who13.com/news/alarming-details-revealed-about-alleged-abuse-by-zearing-family-members/

ZEARING, Iowa — Disturbing new details in the severe abuse of a Zearing 18-year-old are being brought to light through court documents.

On Monday, the Story County Sheriff’s Office announced four members of a Zearing family were arrested in the case. Charges of first-degree kidnapping and willful injury-causing serious injury have been filed against:

44-year-old Gary L. Graham Jr.
42-year-old Danielle K. Graham
20-year-old Aaron Williams
16-year-old Kaitlynn Williams

An application for a search warrant in the case said the investigation by the SCSO began on January 27 after Mercy Hospital in Des Moines notified them of an 18-year-old male patient who had been transferred from Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. The document said the hospital reported the male was “severely malnourished and had multiple traumatic injuries including a brain bleed, multiple rib fractures, and other bruising, sores, and cuts.” He weighed only 70-75 pounds when he was admitted.

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Investigators found evidence, such as videos and texts, on the electronic devices of family members. Videos from early December of 2023 were located on Kaitlynn Williams’ cell phone, appearing to show the victim with athletic tape on his wrists and very skinny. That is after Danielle claimed the victim had left the home. A bunk bed is seen in the background of the videos with I-bolts and handcuffs/shackles.


Going out on a limb, I'm going to speculate that this is MAGA.

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