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Trump tried to get Crossfire Hurricane declassified on 1/20 and WAS REFUSED

Absolutely crazy story of the last 2 days trying to declassify it. They also gave it to John Solomon and 1 other "reporter" CLASSIFIED.

Mark Meadows prepped classified info for top Republicans and Trump-friendly journalists: new book
Sarah K. Burris
September 26, 2023 8:28AM ET

After the release of her book, Enough, the full details were revealed. According to Hutchinson, Meadows infuriated the White House counsel with the move. He made a last-minute mad-dash for the Justice Department, claiming Trump declassified the information after Trump had already left the White House, according to Hutchinson. The DOJ refused to declassify the information, but Trump's allies maintain Trump filed the necessary paperwork in time.

"I watched [Meadows] climb into the limo, noticing the original Crossfire Hurricane binder tucked under his arm," Hutchinson writes. "I didn’t have time to ask what he planned to do with it as he drove away. My mind whirred with questions. Why would [Trump] keep me on payroll? Generosity isn’t his style. And what the hell is Mark doing with the unredacted Crossfire Hurricane binder?"

It was the day before the inauguration.


Really good discussion with Weissmann, Mary McCord and Nicole Wallace

We’re live at the 92nd Street Y in NYC! MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace sits down with Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to talk about all of the latest legal developments in Trumpworld. She also asks Andrew and Mary some personal questions about their time at the DOJ, including what it was like to be there for the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations -- and we take questions from the audience in this very special live episode.
It's almost like they are telling all. Insiders' views on what the transition was like. Just excellent.
One of my takeaways was that IF there is ever a hung jury on any of the trials, that cannot be allowed to be spun as a vindication of Trump's acts because you know he would try. Retry him! Immediately!

COVID-19 might either start or speed up neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's

COVID-19 infection might either start or speed up neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

This paper is dense and deserves a break down.

Here you go:

There are increasing reports suggesting that a COVID-19 infection might either start or speed up neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

These diseases (and others) are caused by human proteins misfolding into a structure called an "amyloid fibril." Once these fibrils form, they can cause more proteins to misfold in a chain reaction.

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein:
•The researchers previously found a potential mechanism where the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19) can turn into these problematic amyloid fibrils.
There are increasing reports suggesting that a COVID-19 infection might either start or speed up neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
•This happens when the spike protein is cleaved (or cut) by an enzyme called neutrophil elastase, which is abundant when the body is fighting a COVID-19 infection.
Main Findings:
•In their experiments, they found that these spike-protein-formed amyloid fibrils can speed up the formation of amyloid fibrils from the human prion protein (HuPrP), which is associated with CJD.
•They also tested other disease-associated amyloid fibrils to see if they had the same effect, but it seems the effect is specific to the spike-protein-formed fibrils.
•Additionally, they found that the formation of amyloid fibrils associated with Alzheimer's disease (Aβ1-42) was also sped up by these spike-protein-formed fibrils.
•They identified specific segments of the spike protein that were most efficient in causing this acceleration in different proteins.
Conclusions & Implications?

While these findings are based on in vitro experiments (meaning outside a living organism, like in a petri dish), they suggest that the spike protein's amyloid fibrils might play a role in the reported increase of CJD, AD, and potentially other neurodegenerative diseases after COVID-19.

I’ve seen some immediately claim that this means it causes Mad Cow disease.
Its important to keep in mind that while Mad Cow Disease and the potential effects of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein both involve misfolded proteins, they are related to different types of misfolded structures (prions for Mad Cow and amyloid fibrils for the potential COVID-19 connection). However, the authors suggest a possible link between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and the acceleration of conditions like CJD, which is in the same family of diseases as the variant caused by Mad Cow.

I haven't had it yet, and this makes me more determined not to get it. So, just keep masking and stuff if you can.

Elon admits he turned off it possibly didn't turn on Starlink in Ukraine

Jared Yates Sexton: We’ve reached a point where individuals have become so wealthy and so powerful and so intertwined with the military industrial complex that they can just make unilateral decisions that change the course of wars.

Musk: There was an emergency request from government authorities to activate Starlink all the way to Sevastopol.
The obvious intent being to sink most of the Russian fleet at anchor.
If I had agreed to their request, then SpaceX would be explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation.

This is so effed up.

Once again, the internet fails to disappoint...


Once again, the internet fails to disappoint (funny)...


Mugshot I think this is real


He spoke. It was the usual.

Sorry no link it was live on YouTube.

Stacey Abrams, Hillary did the same thing; I have the right to challenge an election, etc. for about 1 minute.

Didn't there used to be a forum for requesting features?

I would like to see, when serving on a jury, more of the posts quoted before the questionable one. I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what led up to it.

Lawrence Tribe and J Michael Luttig: The Constitution Prohibits

Trump from Ever Being President Again

Having thought long and deeply about the text, history, and purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment’s disqualification clause for much of our professional careers, both of us concluded some years ago that, in fact, a conviction would be beside the point. The disqualification clause operates independently of any such criminal proceedings and, indeed, also independently of impeachment proceedings and of congressional legislation. The clause was designed to operate directly and immediately upon those who betray their oaths to the Constitution, whether by taking up arms to overturn our government or by waging war on our government by attempting to overturn a presidential election through a bloodless coup.

The former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and the resulting attack on the U.S. Capitol, place him squarely within the ambit of the disqualification clause, and he is therefore ineligible to serve as president ever again. The most pressing constitutional question facing our country at this moment, then, is whether we will abide by this clear command of the Fourteenth Amendment’s disqualification clause.

We were immensely gratified to see that a richly researched article soon to be published in an academic journal has recently come to the same conclusion that we had and is attracting well-deserved attention outside a small circle of scholars—including Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Anjani Jain of the Yale School of Management, whose encouragement inspired us to write this piece. The evidence laid out by the legal scholars William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen in “The Sweep and Force of Section Three,” available as a preprint, is momentous. Sooner or later, it will influence, if not determine, the course of American constitutional history—and American history itself.


There have been a lot of calls to make the piece free due to its importance. I don't know if they did but I was able to read it as a non-subscriber. Please let me know. I will try to create a wayback machine link (never done it).
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