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am_Unition  ·  21 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fincen Files

Since some here expressed an aversion to buzzfeed the last time I submitted a buzzfeed article, which I'm not saying is a wholly unreasonable position, here's the BBC article saying pretty much the same thing.

am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

I'm still there, but I'mma reload the page.

Edit: tiiiiiight, catcha next time!

am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died

    And then the Democrats interfered in the constitutional process whereby we select our supreme court justices.

I can't tell if you're referring to actual events surrounding the change in nomination from Bork to Kennedy, or if you're using the sentence as a sarcastic/rhetorical device, giving McConnell's perspective, like you go on to do again later.

am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died

Campaign emails be damned; To Trump, I think this is primarily about shoeing someone in there as quickly as possible who can be trusted to interpret election discrepancies in his favor. I just wonder at what level those talks are proceeding. "So, Ted Cruz," (yes, everyone, he's forreal on Trump's proposed SCOTUS nomination list) "...Mail-in ballots, amirite? They're terrible! A Chinese invention, people are saying."

am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wiki letter conversations about relevant topics

It'd be meta if one of these discussed the general aversion to longform in our current culture.

HEAVY META 🤘

But yeah, these are cool exchanges.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died

He's also up about 10 pts. in a poll over his challenger, so I'm sure that he'll continue to do exactly whatever he wants.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died

Nah, he'll totally do that. He might even wait until after the election so as not to enrage the dems, which would bolster their voting numbers.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope I'm wrong about damn near everything I've said here lately. Pretty sad virtual existence. I'm good afk, though. :)

Edit: Well, it was up in the air for all of 40 minutes after I made my comment. Mitch has said he'll move to force a vote on a Trump SCOTUS nominee, but the timeline is still unclear.

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nine years

We're gonna meet up in Melbourne someday, mark my words :).

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded

Today, Trump started in on leveraging the QAnon pedophile angle:

    The tweet Trump shared reads, "We can beat them at their game .. #PedoBiden" and includes a gif of Biden leaning in to whisper into an adult woman's ear with his hands resting on her shoulders.

There is no question in my mind that QAnon is now one of the primary vectors used by Russian (and likely other) state-sponsored actors to spread disinformation in the hopes of undermining trust in our institutions. We already knew that the Trump admin suppressed reports that Russia's disinformation campaign aligns eerily closely to Trump's own messaging. Case #3920 in a pattern of Trump et al. expecting to never be held accountable. He has no intention of leaving the White House, representative democracy be damned.

Sidenote: hey mk, would you prefer if we wrote it like "QA---" or whatever, to avoid potential influxes of unwanted idiots? I know of another website that does this. At least, I think that's why they do it.

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

It's simply a reflection of urgent scientific concern at an institutional level in the U.S.

It's pretty absurd to me that anyone could read this headline/story and think something like "stupid scientists, so political, just shutup". Scientists have been shut up. It's time to speak out.