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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3075 on: February 17, 2021, 07:34:21 pm »
Rush Limbaugh, in my opinion was a demonstration of why the fairness doctrine shouldn’t have been undone, passed of
Lung cancer. Not a way I’d wish anyone to die

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/media/rush-limbaugh-obituary/index.html

As has been said before about Mayor Daley... I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3076 on: February 17, 2021, 07:44:31 pm »
I have no problem being glad Limbaugh is dead. He should have never been born. A fetid piece of shit, a demon of a person, filled with hatred and scorn, he is as responsible as anybody for the horrors of this country right now, from Trump to QAnon. He was absolutely vile.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3077 on: February 17, 2021, 08:00:59 pm »
Riffing off of the standard funeral sentiments:  May his memory be a warning.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3080 on: February 17, 2021, 08:54:33 pm »
Facebook has banned Australia.

https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/changes-to-sharing-and-viewing-news-on-facebook-in-australia/
Its not like FB cannot afford to come to arrangement. Seems like spite and childishness to me.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3081 on: February 17, 2021, 10:29:50 pm »
Its not like FB cannot afford to come to arrangement. Seems like spite and childishness to me.

But you can't challnege the most holy aspect of our capitalist faith, that most sacred, the pocketbook, it's sacrilege!

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3082 on: February 18, 2021, 12:26:21 pm »
If your opinion of Ted Cruz wasn't low already, this will drive it down more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56117800

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3083 on: February 18, 2021, 01:59:59 pm »
If your opinion of Ted Cruz wasn't low already, this will drive it down more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56117800

Changing his campaign slogan to 'Yes, We Cancun!'

(Saw the preludes to that last night, before there was reliable confirmation.)

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3084 on: February 18, 2021, 02:38:08 pm »
NASA Perseverance Mars rover set to touch down at 20:55 GMT (15:55 ET).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/science-environment-56101496

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3085 on: February 18, 2021, 02:40:56 pm »
Live coverage


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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3086 on: February 18, 2021, 02:57:49 pm »
Live coverage



It lands safe. :-) Husband and I, stay the up, to watch.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3087 on: February 18, 2021, 02:58:18 pm »
Lander is successfully down. Awesome.  8-)

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3088 on: February 18, 2021, 04:20:52 pm »
What ancient evils will this misguided machine awaken??? I shudder to think!!!

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3089 on: February 18, 2021, 05:54:28 pm »
[with apologies to Herbert George Wells for adjusting the century forwards...]

"No one would have believed in the last years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twenty-first century came the great disillusionment."

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3090 on: February 19, 2021, 06:40:34 am »
Only 3.2% of barristers in the UK are black.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-56098148

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3091 on: February 19, 2021, 07:39:50 am »
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/white-privilege-a-fact-in-france-macron/2085390
Thats interesting. My country is notoriously anti mentioning race, anti DNA test (you can get fined), etc. I'm generally mistaken for a good Catholic girl so I hear a lot of racism or homophobic talk (I'm an invisible minority) and I can testify that people will just bash Asians, foreigners or whoever. Also "they're looking for it." I've had fights with uber taxis over the hate flood. I feel that things like metoo might have educated some but they've also created a reaction against the people who will be like "oh, stop listening to metoo"

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3092 on: February 19, 2021, 07:46:04 pm »
There's been some hub-bub about Boebert and Greene recently about guns.

Greene has co-sponsored a bill in support of making 'suppressors' (silencers) for guns more readily available.  (Called, disingenuously, the 'Hearing Protection Act'.)

The sponsor of the bill claims to have suffered damage from firearms noise that could have been averted if 'noise suppressors' were more readily available.  Apparently, they've never heard of headphones.

Boebert, on the other hand, has recently shown up on Zoom with 4 guns (a pistol and 3 rifles) 'artistically' displayed in the background.  When called out on unsafe storage (she has four children, according to the article, and being only 34, I'm betting at least one is under 10), she asserted that those were 'ready for use'.

(On a funny note, someone subtweeted about this incident with a display case of BadDragon products behind him.  I'm not sure how I should feel about recognizing them.)   ;D

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3093 on: February 19, 2021, 09:55:29 pm »
There's been some hub-bub about Boebert and Greene recently about guns.

Greene has co-sponsored a bill in support of making 'suppressors' (silencers) for guns more readily available.  (Called, disingenuously, the 'Hearing Protection Act'.)

The sponsor of the bill claims to have suffered damage from firearms noise that could have been averted if 'noise suppressors' were more readily available.  Apparently, they've never heard of headphones.

Boebert, on the other hand, has recently shown up on Zoom with 4 guns (a pistol and 3 rifles) 'artistically' displayed in the background.  When called out on unsafe storage (she has four children, according to the article, and being only 34, I'm betting at least one is under 10), she asserted that those were 'ready for use'.

(On a funny note, someone subtweeted about this incident with a display case of BadDragon products behind him.  I'm not sure how I should feel about recognizing them.)   ;D
Hunting-quality earmuffs are readily available for $100 or less.

So good to see my Congressman attaching his name to this.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3094 on: February 22, 2021, 12:07:07 pm »
Daft Punk to split after 28 years :( :( :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56158867

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3095 on: February 22, 2021, 02:11:57 pm »
Daft Punk to split after 28 years :( :( :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56158867

I know, since I heard the news been playing their music non-stop

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3096 on: February 22, 2021, 07:17:50 pm »
Daft Punk to split after 28 years :( :( :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56158867

Thats very sad. :-( I used to dance, to their song End of Line, from the Tron movie, all the times.

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3097 on: February 23, 2021, 07:55:17 am »
Such awesome film of Perseverance's Mars landing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56158928

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3098 on: February 24, 2021, 03:59:56 pm »
There is something strange happening in Scotland. Alex Salmond, the former first minister, who was for many years the leader of the Scottish National Party was accused of several charges of sexual assault but acquitted in a criminal case. He has said that these charges were part of an attempt by supporters of his successor, Nicola Sturgeon (who is from the same party!, and was once politically very close) to eject him from public life. This has raised questions about interference by politicians with the judiciary.

What is strange is how unionists of both the right and left have suddenly reversed their usual positions to support Alex Salmond, who would once have been their bete noire, as they see this as a chance to discredit the SNP and the campaign for independence.  Talking of strange friends, Salmond encouraged Donald Trump to invest in Scotland when he was First Minister, although he says he now regrets it, and in recent years has presented a show on RT, owned by the Russian state.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/salmond-sturgeon-scottish-parliament-inquiry-b1806961.html

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Re: What's in the News? 2.0
« Reply #3099 on: February 25, 2021, 05:41:17 am »
Such an awful story of criminal abduction and imprisonment at the highest state level. Britain is directly involved in this tragedy due to our need to keep the UAE as a "valuable trading partner and strategic ally".

For British politicians and diplomats to have been complicit in these crimes is sickening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-56188745