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Watch: Yesterday's Kamala Harris speech narrates this new "Prosecute Trump" ad

Watch: Yesterday's Kamala Harris speech narrates this new "Prosecute Trump" ad

//Yesterday Kamala Harris made her since becoming the 2020 vice presidential nominee, and in the blink of an eye came "Prosecute Trump," another delightful anti-Trump video by the progressive group Meidas Touch.Using parts of Harris's speech as the narration, the video presents an "open and shut" case as to why Trump is a criminal failure. We're reminded of the recent US catastrophes created by Trump's mismanagement and utter ineptness, including "a crisis of poverty, of homelessness, of hunger, more than 165,000 lives that have been cut short."And then we're reminded of why we were doing...

August 13, 2020
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Noted white nationalist and guy who got punched in the face Richard Spencer is "financially crippled" from lawsuit

Noted white nationalist and guy who got punched in the face Richard Spencer is "financially crippled" from lawsuit

//Self-proclaimed white nationalist and Richard Spencer has been bogged down in a for his part in helping to organize the "" rally in Charlottesville, Virgina, which resulted in much calamity, including the of activist Heather Heyers at the hands of another proud self-proclaimed white nationalist. Spencer is — perhaps, sadly, fittingly — the , and that privilege has helped him to finance his campaign of hate. But increasing legal (and marital) pressures have finally started to milk his racist wallet dry. From :Richard Spencer's attorney has asked for the court's permission to withdraw from...

June 15, 2020
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Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all the lying you've done to the American people?"

Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all the lying you've done to the American people?"

//The question was asked by Huffington Post correspondent SV Dáte, who told :I don't know why he called on me, because I've tried to ask him before [in March] and he's cut me off mid-question. Maybe he didn't recognise me this time. You know, he has this group of folks that he normally asks questions of. […] I had always thought that if he ever did call on me, this is the one thing that is really central to his presidency.Image: Public Domain viaThis is quite an interesting public records find from Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) of the nonprofit Open Secrets. Years ago, Kamala Harris once...

August 14, 2020
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Prison labor in Massachusetts is used to manufacture Blue Lives Matter merchandise

Prison labor in Massachusetts is used to manufacture Blue Lives Matter merchandise

//As long as prisons exist, I've generally been a fan of the idea behind work release programs like the one in the , where incarcerated people learn skills like woodworking that will help them get jobs upon release. Or at least, it's the least worst work-related prison program I've come across. Most people who spend time in prison are usually driven there through a series of events complicated by poverty, so it makes sense to provide them with rehabilitative opportunities that they can keep them from experiencing the same depths of desperation after they've served their sentences.That being...

July 29, 2020
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Trump tweets imaginary law that doesn't exist to threaten protesters

Trump tweets imaginary law that doesn't exist to threaten protesters

//Impeached president Donald Trump today tweeted an imaginary law that does not exist.Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues & Monuments Act. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Don’t do it! @DHSgovThere is no such law.It doesn't exist.Complete fiction.Here's the original tweet.Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States,...

July 27, 2020
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Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law

Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law

//“Texas is investigating Facebook for possibly running afoul of state laws on the collection of biometric data, according to June documents uncovered by a tech watchdog group,” reports .And the attorney general of Texas may just be on to something.Facebook users in Illinois recently secured a major settlement over the issue of biometric data collection.Excerpt:The Texas AG is investigating Facebook for possibly violating its Texas Deceptive Trade Practices — Consumer Protection Act by improperly collecting biometric identifiers, according to the documents, obtained by the Tech Transparency...

July 27, 2020
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Unidentified federal forces enter Portland, pull protestors into unmarked vans

Unidentified federal forces enter Portland, pull protestors into unmarked vans

//Numerous videos shot in the last two days show . The Department of Homeland Securuity admits they sent them in, but local authorities say they have had no contact with the armed men and are not coordinating with them.The Secretary of Homeland Security released a statement justifying the invasion of Portland, by a variety of federal agencies that refuse to identify themselves or speak with local officials, using a list of violent Antifa crimes. Only issue is it’s a list of graffiti incidents.— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash)Senator Jeff Merkley : "Authoritarian governments, not democratic...

July 17, 2020
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Pluto and five moons in our solar system have more water than Earth

Pluto and five moons in our solar system have more water than Earth

//There is less water on planet Earth than on Pluto, as revealed in this graphic by NASA's (). Moreover, five moons orbiting other worlds in our solar system—Europa, Triton, Callisto, Titan and Ganymede—have more. Ganymede has nearly 40 times as much water as planet Earth!The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter satellite took this incredible image of the Sun, the closest photo ever taken of our star. It reveals tiny solar flares dotting the surface. The image above was captured at a distance of 77 million kilometers. From Nature: “When the first images came in, my first thought was this...

July 15, 2020
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Cops charged with murder after tasing man 50 times

Cops charged with murder after tasing man 50 times

//Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman, two officers with Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma, . The New York Times reports that Jared Lakey, 28, "stopped breathing and became unresponsive" and died two days later.Court records said that “such dangerous and unnecessary tasing” was a “substantial factor” in bringing about Mr. Lakey’s death. ... Spencer Bryan, a lawyer for Mr. Lakey’s parents, Doug and Cynthia Lakey, said both officers had initially claimed that they used Tasers on Mr. Lakey only four times. He said the charges were appropriate given what was shown on Mr. Taylor’s body camera...

July 3, 2020
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Sunday may have been the hottest day on Earth ever reliably recorded

Sunday may have been the hottest day on Earth ever reliably recorded

//On Sunday, the temperature in California's Death Valley National Park apparently hit 130F (54.4C), the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth in 89 years, and possibly ever. According to a statement from the National Weather Service, "As this is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will need to undergo a formal review" by a Climate Extremes Committee formed to check the data. The last time a 130F temperature was officially observed was during a heatwave in July 1913 but that reading's validity has been questioned. From :…A  published in October 2016 by climatologist...

August 17, 2020
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