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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Americans on both sides are leaving their jobs in protest during COVID...but for PRET-TEE different reasons though.

On Tuesday, a Florida judge sentenced Daniel Baker, an anti-fascist activist, to 44 months in federal prison for social media posts that called for armed defense against possible far-right attacks on the state's Capitol in the wake of the January 6 riots. Baker, a 34-year-old yoga teacher and emergency medical technician trainee, had no previous criminal convictions and has already been held for 10 months of harsh pretrial detention, including seven months in solitary confinement. He never brought a weapon near a government building; he amassed no armed anti-fascist forces; he made no threats on a single individual. Read more

Deripaska was among two dozen Russian oligarchs and officials who were sanctioned by the Treasury Department in April 2018.

The Texas Legislature has signed off on new congressional districts that shore up the GOP's dominance and yield little ground to the people of color who have driven the state's growth.

Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats of physical or sexual violence.

This guy spent years of his life researching a drinking contest that happened in 1867. He claims one man took down 36 shots of whiskey. All one right after the other. We read his story and all the details he's been able to stitch together. And we're pretty sure it happened. Or maybe we just really want it to have happened. Either way, we don't really care. It's a great story.

"Our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate all of the young men in our culture (sic)". "If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster," he said. Read more

Covid has meant months out of the cockpit. As countries begin to open up, mid-air mistakes are mounting.

Six months into Joe Biden's presidency, approval ratings of U.S. leadership around the world had largely rebounded from the record-low ratings observed during the Trump administration. A new Gallup report shows that as of early August 2021, across 46 countries and territories, median approval of U.S. leadership stood at 49%. This rating is up from the 30% median approval at the end of Donald Trump's presidency and matches the rating during former President Barack Obama's first year in office in 2009. However, while the 49% median approval rating for U.S. leadership so far under Biden compares favorably with ratings during the Obama administration, the 36% disapproval rating is also higher than any of those under Obama. Still, disapproval under Biden is seven percentage points lower than the final disapproval rating under Trump -- a record-high 44%.

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register. Wilburn, a state representative from Ames, is the first Black chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Although he's become accustomed to hateful comments as an elected official and party leader, "it's important for people to know that this is not normal and it's not OK," Wilburn said in an interview. Ames Police Cmdr. Jason Tuttle confirmed his department is investigating the threats, and Story County Attorney Tim Meals said his office has also been made aware of the incidents.

In the letter sent to parents, the school says the 30-day period will allow time so that a vaccinated student couldn't transmit anything to other children, promoting false claims about COVID vaccines. The same morons at this school actually said (in regards to this policy) "I am in favor of any policies that put the safety of my children first and foremost,"

Donald Trump testified under oath for about four-and-a-half hours on Monday over his role in a 2015 incident where protesters allege they were assaulted by his security team outside Trump Tower.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Nick Rolovich is out as the Washington State football coach after refusing to become vaccinated against COVID-19 - a requirement for all state employees - the school announced Monday evening. Assistant coaches Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stutzmann and Mark Weber are also out, the school said ... Read more

Former President Trump on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the Jan. 6 select committee seeking to block the panel from obtaining his administration's records from the National Archives. "The Committee's request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration," the lawsuit reads. "Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors." The committee requested in August that the National Archives turn over an exhaustive list of records from Trump's time in office and the aftermath of the Capitol riot.

Russia is suspending its diplomatic mission to Nato, according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. In addition, staff at Nato's office in Moscow will be stripped of their accreditation by November.

For nulli, wherever you are. Read more

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