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I still have a fb account but only use the Messaging app on occasion.

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It's always a good day for America when the orange toddler naps in court (again) and geriatric Giuliani loses an appeal.

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Shooting down every single Iranian rocket was the fastest and simplest way to peace.

Not really. This wasn't America acting with a strategic strike. They simply shot down a few missiles to "support" Israel ... because to do otherwise could have opened the door to other Arab nations lobbing bombs at Israel where over 1 million Palestinians are still living.

Peace wasn't any part of this strategy.

RCMP warn public of interac e-transfer banking scams ( pembinavalleyonline.com )

Manitoba RCMP is warning the public about interac e-transfer scams that are becoming more prevalent. In these instances, the victim receives an email which appears to be from someone trying to send them an interac e-transfer. At first glance it appears legitimate and when the victim clicks on the link and enters in their banking...

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I got a couple of these about 2 weeks ago and just deleted them. Figured if they tried again I'd block the number.

Also received a few from so-called former "friends" looking to get in touch with me. Seeing as they spelled my name wrong and I haven't had contact with either of them in over 45 yrs I just deleted them too.

Bureau of Prisons to close California women's prison where inmates have been subjected to sex abuse ( apnews.com )

Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters said in a statement to the AP that the agency had “taken unprecedented steps and provided a tremendous amount of resources to address culture, recruitment and retention, aging infrastructure - and most critical - employee misconduct.”...

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The tweet is priceless.

Trump's Doomsday funding drive

The trial takes place against the backdrop of Donald Trump's campaign to get back into the White House. Reuters reporter Nathan Layne, who is covering the Trump campaign and the 2024 presidential race, over the weekend highlighted on the social media platform X how Trump is using his legal cases to raise money.

Doomsday fundraising message from ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ two days before his trial related to an alleged hush money payoff to ⁦@StormyDaniels⁩ begins with jury selection in New York. pic.twitter.com/zs7hecBB22

— Nathan Layne (@NathanPLayne) April 13, 2024

Gun supervisor for 'Rust' movie to be sentenced for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set ( apnews.com )

A movie weapons supervisor is facing up to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” with her sentencing scheduled for Monday in a New Mexico state court....

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Real guns don't need to be on movie/tv sets anymore.

Craig Zobel, the director of the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries “Mare of Easttown,” drew one of the first lines in the sand after “Rust” actor and producer Alec Baldwin fired the gun that killed Hutchins.

“There’s no reason to have guns loaded with blanks or anything on set anymore. Should just be fully outlawed,” Zobel tweeted early Friday while the country absorbed the news.

“There’s computers now. The gunshots on ‘Mare of Easttown’ are all digital,” he added. “You can probably tell, but who cares? It’s an unnecessary risk.”

He was soon joined by other producers and directors. Alexi Hawley, the showrunner of the ABC police procedural “The Rookie,” said in a memo to cast and crew members that there would be “no more ‘live’ weapons on the show.”

In the future, all gunfire on “The Rookie” will come from airsoft guns — replica toys that use pellets instead of bullets — with CGI muzzle flashes added in post-production, Hawley wrote in the memo, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by NBC News.

“Any risk is too much risk,” he wrote.

Eric Kripke, the showrunner for Amazon’s dark comedy “The Boys,” made a similar pledge: Source

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Simply by aiming the gun at another human being and pulling the trigger = Baldwin being negligent. Only dumbfucks do shit like that.

Search continues in Maine as officer is charged with lying about taking missing person to hospital ( apnews.com )

Washburn Police Sgt. Chandler Cole resigned after being charged with aggravated forgery, tampering with public records or information, falsifying physical evidence, and unsworn falsification, according to court records. He was arrested on March 29....

US will not take part in any Israeli retaliatory action against Iran ( www.reuters.com )

President Joe Biden warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. will not take part in a counter-offensive against Iran, an option that Netanyahu's war cabinet favors after a mass drone and missile attack on Israeli territory, according to officials....

Trump repeats attack on ex-lawyer on eve of trial despite gag order ( www.reuters.com )

Donald Trump once again attacked his former lawyer Michael Cohen on Saturday, potentially testing the limits of a gag order that bars him from making public statements about witnesses concerning their testimony in his upcoming criminal trial in New York....

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court ( apnews.com )

The scenes were emblematic of the crisis gripping the small, Oregon mountain town of Grants Pass, where a fierce fight over park space has become a battleground for a much larger, national debate on homelessness that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court....

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While employment helps people stay housed, it does not guarantee housing. As many as 40%-60% of people experiencing homelessness have a job, but housing is unaffordable because wages have not kept up with rising rents. There is no county or state where a full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a modest apartment. At minimum wage, people have to work 86 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom. Even when people can afford a home, one is not always available. In 1970, the United States had a surplus of 300,000 affordable homes. Today, only 37 affordable homes are available for every 100 extremely low-income renters. As a result, 70% of the lowest-wage households spend more than half their income on rent, placing them at high risk of homelessness when unexpected expenses (such as car repairs and medical bills) arise. Source

How to tackle crime in Indian Country? Empower tribal justice, ex-Justice Department official says ( apnews.com )

Public safety statistics reflect the serious challenges. Native Americans and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of a violent crime, and Native American women are at least two times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted compared with others....

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It makes me sicker to know we've allowed privatized healthcare to dig its claws into Canada already, ie: assisted living and LTC homes are almost always for-profit.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard seizes a container ship near Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with West ( apnews.com )

Commandos from Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard rappelled down from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel Saturday, the latest in a series of attacks between the two countries....

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I didn't editorialize it. I posted what the AP had at the time.

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Then report me and the mod can explain why you're wrong.

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tl;dr

Restrictions placed on chip sales to China. Orange man allows some chips to be sold to China. China developes some tech with Orange man's approval. The GOP blames Biden.

girlfreddy ,
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Pretty sure that's never happened even once in the history of capitalism.

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Here's a list of attacks on US diplomatic facilities that often led to wars.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacks_on_U.S._diplomatic_facilities

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Don't forget Netanyahu is in the middle of a corruption trial right now. Guaranteed that has something to do with him stalling a cease fire.

The Chief Prosecutor in Elkhart, Indiana, Is Accused of Misconduct for Making Contradictory Allegations ( www.propublica.org )

A new motion has accused the elected prosecutor in Elkhart, Indiana, of misconduct, alleging she presented contradictory versions of the truth against two men in connection with a shooting that occurred more than 20 years ago....

Toronto police suspensions have cost public $1.3M so far in 2024 ( www.cbc.ca )

Toronto taxpayers have spent roughly $1.3 million dollars so far in 2024 to pay the salaries of 31 suspended Toronto police officers, according to an exclusive database compiled by CBC News that surveyed reports about hundreds of Ontario police officers who were sent home with pay after being accused of misconduct or breaking...

Senate Republicans furious over Trump trying to derail FISA bill ( thehill.com )

Senate Republicans vented their frustration after former President Trump helped derail a compromise House bill to extend Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authority, sending lawmakers scrambling to find a Plan B to keep the nation’s intelligence agencies from losing their ability to spy on adversaries and...

Aid ‘still not reaching Gaza’, as top US official warns famine has started ( www.theguardian.com )

A promised surge in aid into Gaza that Benjamin Netanyahu promised Joe Biden a week ago has so far failed to materialise, aid workers say, as the US aid chief confirmed that famine is beginning to take hold in parts of the besieged coastal strip....

girlfreddy ,
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In late stage capitalism money does in fact equal impunity ... as long as you don't steal from other wealthy people.

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Gotta wonder what shit Russia has on the GOP from that hack.

A mission of mercy, then a fatal mistake: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel's target ( apnews.com )

The path to the April 1 attack started months ago, as aid groups desperately looked for ways to feed millions cut off from regular food deliveries. Gaza was sealed off by Israeli forces within hours of the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants that ignited the war. Since then, more than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed and more...

girlfreddy ,
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Classified info is what whistleblowers release, so the rest of us aren't blind all the fucking time.

girlfreddy OP ,
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No mention in your bio that you're unable to read the article before commenting?

girlfreddy OP ,
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But we're not going to fix things if we don't look at the whole truth of a situation, and only the partial truth.

That's what a summary is tho ... simply a portion of the whole.

The complete story is in the article. Therefore read it first before commenting.

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