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Forecasters warn Oklahoma may see tornadoes; Texas could bake in triple-digit temperatures
  • Assuming "hast" is supposed to be "heat" and "dinner" is supposed to be "summer," then yep... I'm starting to wonder when we'll see people literally fleeing north to save their lives.

    Texas is becoming uninhabitable.

  • X considers "cisgender" a slur, and moderates it over actual slurs
  • Stop using Xitter, people. Let it die.

  • New 9/11 Evidence Points to Deep Saudi Complicity
  • That's where my optimism lies, too. The kids, by and large, are all right, and it's high time we let them have their turn running things.

    I just hope that we have democracy at all after November.

  • New 9/11 Evidence Points to Deep Saudi Complicity
  • Perhaps it would make more sense to describe it as an intentionally mistaken understanding.

    We've been a fragile, fractured country since that day. Al Qaida - and Saudi Arabia - did us lasting, potentially terminal, damage.

    In 2001 before 9/11, George W. Bush was clearly going to be a one-term failure of a president, a mistake of the electoral college brought about by complacency, never to be repeated. He would get the boot, be replaced by a better and more competent president in 2005, and that would be that. No Patriot Act. No Department of Homeland Security. No TSA security theater. No war against Iraq, no formation of ISIS, and likely no Tea Party, let alone the travesty that was four years of Donald Trump.

    Saudi Arabia may have actually dealt the killing blow to this country, causing the ongoing, slow-motion disaster in politics we see today.

  • Eugene voters reject STAR Voting proposal
  • That's exactly how I felt. I thought it was a step in the right direction. Oh well.

  • Lane County Landlords
  • This is really freaking cool. I had no idea it existed.

  • www.klcc.org Lisa Fragala claims victory in race for Oregon House District 8 seat

    The race to replace longtime state lawmaker Paul Holvey in a Eugene-area legislative seat ended in a decisive victory on Election Night.

    Lisa Fragala claims victory in race for Oregon House District 8 seat
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    www.klcc.org Voters backing school funding in Portland and Eugene, but not in Bend-La Pine

    Three of Oregon’s largest school districts had measures on the May ballot to either establish or renew levies in their communities, but just Portland Public and Eugene appeared to have gotten a “yes” from voters.

    Voters backing school funding in Portland and Eugene, but not in Bend-La Pine
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    www.klcc.org Eugene voters reject STAR Voting proposal

    Eugene voters have rejected a proposal for a new rating-based election system.

    Eugene voters reject STAR Voting proposal
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    Trump on Restricting Access to Contraception: 'We're Looking at That'
  • The party of personal freedom, everyone!

  • Biden Says He Was Still VP During COVID and Obama Sent Him to ‘Fix It’
  • I'm not. He has a clean bill of health from his medical team, and of the two serious candidates running, he's not the one whose doctors had him take a cognitive assessment.

    Again, let it go. Biden doesn't have a family history of dementia, and it's unlikely he's going to develop it before he dies. Stop trying to turn misstatements into a diagnosis, Dr. Lemmy.

  • Biden Says He Was Still VP During COVID and Obama Sent Him to ‘Fix It’
  • He was Vice President for eight years. He's been President for less than four. Sometimes, I accidentally refer to myself as a support engineer, even though I haven't been one for years, because I was one for a long time. Misstatements happen - especially when you're talking about a guy with a stutter and a history of talking before his brain has caught up.

    Let it go, guys. The "he's got dementia" shit didn't land in 2020, and it's not gonna land now.

  • Biden Says He Was Still VP During COVID and Obama Sent Him to ‘Fix It’
  • Holy shit, guy with a stutter and a long and storied history of misstatements and malapropisms says something incorrect. News at 11:00, folks!

  • Enshittification of Libby & Overdrive. This was long time coming. This deserves attention and we need more independent libraries.
  • There are also hosting concerns and costs, but basically, yeah. This isn't a hard technical problem. There are even pre-written dev libraries for reading epub books, like this one for Flutter.

    (Source: Am software developer. Could probably write a PoC for this in a few weeks.)

  • The Genetic Arms Race | How CRISPR and AI Destroy the World - YouTube
  • I asked for a description of the video and its content, and the OP refused to actually answer.

    I'll watch the video if you'll confirm it's not an attempt to attack CRISPR technology.

  • ‘We don’t have a democracy’: why some Oregonians want to join Idaho
  • Yeah, but, y'see, actual Idaho kinda sucks. They want the benefits of being in a blue state while complaining about it.

  • It could soon be illegal to publicly wear a mask for health reasons in NC
  • The Republican claim on hard-nosed, reality-based reasoning is just so astoundingly mendacious. I find myself legitimately perplexed over the whole thing.

    I mean, the guys who believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, trickle-down economics work, ectopic pregnancies are a gift from God and mustn't be stopped, vaccines are poisonous, life doesn't evolve, and Donald Trump was a good president are the down-to-Earth realists? Is this performance art of some kind?

    How do people like that survive to adulthood?

  • Abbott grants Daniel Perry pardon in murder of Black Lives Matter protester | Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is pardoning Daniel Perry, the former Army sergeant convicted in the fatal shooting
  • The prosecutors should immediately contact the DOJ and see if a federal case makes sense. Governor Murder-Pardoner can't pardon a federal conviction.

  • Live Updates: Cross-Examination of Michael Cohen Continues in Trump Trial
  • If you happen to be listening to MSNBC's round-table discussion at the moment, the guy who is basically claiming Cohen has destroyed the case against Trump is one of Trump's impeachment lawyers.

    Edit: And he is an absolute hack.

  • Pathetic Trump Already Trying to Weasel Out of Debating Biden
  • Oh, that's fantastic. He should absolutely do that.

  • Pathetic Trump Already Trying to Weasel Out of Debating Biden
  • No one should be surprised in the slightest. I hope Biden holds the debate anyway, and addresses an empty podium if Trump's too cowardly (or too incarcerated) to show up.

  • Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen
  • Just out of curiosity, I looked up both their weights. Harrison Butker is a slim guy, weighing in at 199 lbs. Carl Nassib outweighs him by about fifty lbs.

  • www.mediaite.com MSNBC Guest Says He Spotted Trump ‘Editing’ Speeches Allies Made Outside the Courtroom

    Andrew Rice claimed on Tuesday that he spotted former President Donald Trump "editing" the speeches his allies made outside of the courtroom.

    MSNBC Guest Says He Spotted Trump ‘Editing’ Speeches Allies Made Outside the Courtroom

    Some context:

    > Former Trump White House Communications Director Michael Dubke suggested on CNN Tuesday that Trump had mobilized his allies and proxies to the courthouse in an effort to “get around the gag order” imposed on him by Judge Merchan.

    Yep. He's trying to violate the gag order indirectly. Unfortunately for him, the gag order specifically includes attempting to have surrogates violate the order on his behalf.

    I suspect there's another gag order hearing incoming.

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    variety.com Roger Corman, Pioneering Independent Producer and King of B Movies, Dies at 98

    Roger Corman, who directed and produced hundreds of B movies and discovered Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, has died. He was 98.

    Roger Corman, Pioneering Independent Producer and King of B Movies, Dies at 98
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    www.nbcnews.com DOJ expected to announce indictment of Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, sources say

    Federal authorities searched the congressman's home in Laredo in 2022 as part of an investigation into the country of Azerbaijan and a group of U.S. businessmen.

    DOJ expected to announce indictment of Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, sources say

    This is what a DOJ that hasn't been twisted by political bias looks like. It doesn't matter that Cuellar is a Democrat. If he did the crime (and he's innocent until proven guilty), he should do the time.

    Republicans: Take note.

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    Supreme Court arguments on Trump immunity case
    www.cnn.com Live updates: Supreme Court arguments on Trump immunity case

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Thursday in the blockbuster case over whether former President Donald Trump may claim immunity from prosecution in the federal election subversion case. Follow here for the latest live news updates, analysis and more.

    Live updates: Supreme Court arguments on Trump immunity case

    The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on Trump's claim of "absolute immunity." Several news organizations are carrying the arguments live (including the linked article). You can also listen on several YouTube channels, including:

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    amp.cnn.com Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he’d be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say | CNN Politics

    Donald Trump’s valet Walt Nauta was told that if he was charged with lying to the FBI, the former president would pardon him when he won a second term in 2024, according to notes from an interview with a witness in the federal classified documents investigation.

    Trump co-defendant in classified documents case was told he’d be pardoned in a second term, notes in FBI interview say | CNN Politics

    > Donald Trump’s valet Walt Nauta was told that if he was charged with lying to the FBI, the former president would pardon him when he won a second term in 2024, according to notes from an interview with a witness in the federal classified documents investigation.

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    > Those calls came after numerous media outlets reported potentially identifying biographical information about the woman, including her job and the neighborhood she called home. Fox News Jesse Watters highlighted the juror's details while reading through public pool notes about the selected members. "This nurse scares me if I'm Trump," Watters said.

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    How did you treat COVID-19?

    I've just finally contracted it for the first time. I'm vaxxed and multiple-times-boosted, so it's not that bad...

    But it's still pretty fucking miserable. Ugh. The paxlovid seems to be helping some, but in return it's giving me the most horrendous taste in my mouth. Like a battery fucked a lemon in there.

    What worked for you when you caught it, lemmings?

    Edit: Holy cats, you guys came through! Thank you all for your various recommendations. The gist of it seems to be:

    • Definitely stay on the paxlovid (and use pineapple to deal with the awful taste in my mouth that's a side-effect).
    • Rest. Fucking REST! Do not, under any circumstances, stop resting until it's run its course. (Fortunately already doing that, since I've been feeling half-past dead.)
    • Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and mucinex are my dear, sweet friends. (I'm already a big fan of mucinex, so I have some already.)
    • Drink a lot of water. (I have a comically oversized cup I've been using for that.)

    And I gotta say... Now, as the end of the day approaches, I think I might, just maybe, be feeling a tad better. Thank you all!

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    www.cnn.com Two investors in Trump Media insider trading case plead guilty | CNN Business

    Florida venture capitalist Michael Shvartsman and his brother Gerald Shvartsman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in an insider trading scheme linked to the blockbuster deal that brought former President Donald Trump’s social media business public.

    Two investors in Trump Media insider trading case plead guilty | CNN Business

    > Florida venture capitalist Michael Shvartsman and his brother Gerald Shvartsman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in an insider trading scheme linked to the blockbuster deal that brought former President Donald Trump’s social media business public.

    > Each of the brothers pleaded guilty in New York to one count of securities fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.

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    [US] How do you register to vote in all fifty states?

    I don't need to know this myself, but I'm sure someone out there does, so here's how:

    https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    If you're a U.S. citizen and legally allowed to vote in your state, registration is quick and easy. Get registered today if you aren't already!

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    Trump Georgia election interference case hearing
    www.cnn.com Live updates: Trump Georgia election interference case hearing

    A judge is holding a hearing Thursday on a motion to dismiss the Georgia 2020 election case against Donald Trump. Follow here for the latest live news updates.

    Live updates: Trump Georgia election interference case hearing

    This is happening right now.

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    [CA] What are the differences between civil law and common law in Canada?

    Question does what it says on the tin. I'm not sure how that particular balancing act works.

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    [META] Welcome to Ask Politics!

    Hello, and welcome to a new community specifically designed around questions and answers of a political nature!

    My aim for this community is that it inspire more productive discussion - and less vitriol - than political news communities tend to produce. And for that reason, it's not a political news community!

    That's right, this is not the community to submit the latest articles/screeds/Xitter posts on. It's for asking actual questions, and (hopefully) getting more thoughtful responses.

    Full disclosure: I am a flaming liberal. There's no point in trying to hide that fact, nor is it something I feel the slightest shame about. That said, my goals with this community aren't particularly partisan. I want it to be informative, and provide factually accurate responses to political questions.

    If that's something you're interested in, you're welcome here regardless of your personal partisanship!

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    [US] How is the Supreme Court likely to rule on mifepristone?

    Context: On Tuesday, SCOTUS is scheduled to hear a case involving mifepristone, an abortion drug: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2024/03/25/1240282129/mifepristone-supreme-court-fda-medication-abortion-explainer

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