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It seems that this is more about killing a popular program that Dems are responsible for, and could point to during election season as a reason to vote for them again.

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Whatever distracts his base from the actual contents of the trial is a good thing for him.

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Media isn't reporting his obvious dementia. They call the nonsense he spouts "rambling speeches."

Some other recent examples:

“We can’t have an election in the middle of a political season. We just had Super Tuesday. And we had a Tuesday after Tuesday already.”

"Gang boong. This is me. I hear bing.”

" I could tell you about aircraft carriers, where they use electric catapults. They couldn’t go to the steam, which works better for about 1/100th the price, you know? The electric catapult, you know that story? I could tell you about the elevators on a tremendous carrier, the Gerald Ford, and they decided not to use hydraulic like the John Deere tractor, they decided to use magnets, ‘we’re gonna use magnets!’ to lift up the elevators with seven planes.”

https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/john-gartner-trump-cognitive-decline

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She also offered a $6.99 per month home purifying cleanse that stripped people’s residences of “stagnant energy,” citing better sleep and an increased “vibration” as some of the benefits. Activating the service was simple: purchase the cleanse, get a piece of paper and title it “home purifying cleanse” and write your address on it. Then tuck it away in a safe place, she wrote.

Definitely a grifter.

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Under the Ayoka moniker, Johnson issued a torrent of antisemitic screeds, conspiracy theories and alarmist warnings on Thursday and Friday. These included a repost of a debunked apocryphal speech attributed to Ben Franklin about how Jewish people “depreciated” societies wherever they settled, a video about Jews promoting pedophilia in the entertainment industry, and unproven theories about the origin of COVID-19.

This is qanon shit. Don't know why OP didn't include it in their excerpts of the article.

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"X" is such terrible branding that every news article always has to do what you suggest, otherwise people don't know what the hell is being discussed.

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That's the beauty of sado-populism

  • Enact policy that hurts your constituents

  • Blame out-group du jour for the problem

  • Run on "stopping" said out-group

  • Rinse and repeat, change out-group as necessary.

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They were using machine learning to try and figure out what people were buying. Machine learning has lots of errors until you train it.

Machine Learning, no matter how well trained or advanced, is just doing a make-em-up.

Besides that, in this case the experiment has been going on for years and humans were still doing like 70% of the work. It was a failure, that's why Amazon shut it down

Fact check: Trump falsely claims US crime stats are only going up. Most went down last year, including massive drop in murder ( www.cnn.com )

Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Tuesday that US crime statistics are “only” going up. In fact, most US crime numbers went down last year – and the decreases included one of the largest national declines in murder ever recorded....

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This is well worn Nazi propaganda.

They constantly claimed crime was out of control during the Weimar era, when it was lower than before WW1

Court Bans Use of 'AI-Enhanced' Video Evidence Because That's Not How AI Works ( gizmodo.com )

A judge in Washington state has blocked video evidence that’s been “AI-enhanced” from being submitted in a triple murder trial. And that’s a good thing, given the fact that too many people seem to think applying an AI filter can give them access to secret visual data.

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A term created in order to vacuum up VC funding for spurious use cases.

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Everything that is labeled "AI" is made up. It's all just statistically probable guessing, made by a machine that doesn't know what it is doing.

Ukraine Packed A Cessna-Style Plane With Explosives, Added Remote Controls And Kamikaze’d It Into A Russian Drone Factory 600 Miles Away ( www.forbes.com )

In a sharp escalation of its drone campaign targeting strategic industries deep inside Russia, Ukraine seems to have fitted Cessna-style light planes with remote controls, packed them with explosives and flown at least one of them more than 600 miles to strike a Russian factory in Yelabuga, 550 miles east of Moscow....

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This concept was in season 2 of Slow Horses.

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Fighting climate change takes systemic change, as to truly solve it we need to do away with extractive capitalism. Turning on the money taps to fund the military industry fits neatly within the current system.

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This whole grift is specifically set up to allow churches to donate money to him without breaking the law.

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Which big tech companies are trying to fight misinformation?

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I think it's telling that they acknowledge that the stuff their bots churn out is often such garbage that training their bots on it would ruin them.

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I mean, the ability to churn out maybe amounts of these fake photos with no effort on the part of the user, causing them to pollute real Internet searches (also now "augmented" by MLB themselves) is definitely AI specific.

Also, colorizing photos is not the same thing as making fake ones.

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Automatic spam generator.

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Especially if you are using the word "pants" the way that Churchill would have.

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I think about it the other way: there are lots of people that are uninformed and apathetic, they didn't like trump, but think there isn't a big overall difference between the two old guys. Those are the people that need to understand how bad Trump is, and how good (in a relative sense) Biden is as the alternative.

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They are incapable of embarrassment.

The reason you're being some of these old guard Rs retiring, even far right ones like that rep from Colorado, is that they actually can feel something resembling shame. Guys like Jordan and Comer can't.

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    Biden would wipe the floor with Haley.

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    The supreme Court has already ruled (deliberately incorrectly) that a candidate cannot be barred from running for federal office unless 2/3 of Congress declares them an insurrectionist.

    (The original language of the amendment says that 2/3 of Congress is required to allow a former insurrectionist to hold office, the SC intentionally got it backwards to allow so the treasonous Rs, not just Trump, who participated in 1/6 to avoid consequences.

    As More States Target Disavowed ‘Excited Delirium’ Diagnosis, Police Groups Push Back ( kffhealthnews.org )

    Following a pivotal year in the movement to discard the term “excited delirium,” momentum is building in several states to ban the discredited medical diagnosis from death certificates, law enforcement training, police incident reports, and civil court testimony....

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    I'm sure you'd be shocked to learn that the taser corporation helped find those studies!

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    It's often still people in developing countries answering the questions.

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    No, crypto is never the solution for anything. Its use cases are limited to drugs and scams, which are sometimes the same things.

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    Number one cause of death of pregnant people in the US is murder. I wonder what the rates are like in these states versus others.

    It wasn't just the goblins — is J.K. Rowling doing Holocaust denial now? ( forward.com )

    The most famous forms of Holocaust denial and revisionism tend to focus on Jews, casting doubt, for example, on how many were exterminated in the camps. But denying the impact the Nazis had on the other groups they targeted, including queer and trans people, disabled people and Romani people, is still Holocaust denial. Maybe...

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    Iirc, one of the most famous pictures of a book burning was right outside that hospital, and the books came from inside it.

    Non gender conforming people were the first group they came after.

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    Meta is behind the lobbying that's going to get it banned here.

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    The tea party was just a racist reaction to Obama. They pretended to be "fiscally responsible" old school conservatives, but they were in reality just obstructionists who used that excuse to try to sabotage anything that the Obama admin wanted to accomplish.

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    Or they just all decide to do it, and you have no choice.

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    Cyber truck buyers are Elon worshipping tech bros, which means that they think they are smarter and better than everybody else. This leads to acts of hubris like the above picture, which are obviously very stupid and easy to see coming, but these types of people think, "I am very smart and know exactly what I am doing at all times. This will be fine, because I am doing it."

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    For defamation you have to prove that he lied, and that he knew he lied. Has nothing to do with qualifications or motivation.

    Katie Porter's star dims in failed US Senate bid, leaving the Californian facing an uncertain future ( apnews.com )

    U.S. Rep. Katie Porter became a social media celebrity by brandishing a white board at congressional hearings to dissect CEOs and break down complex figures into assaults on corporate greed, a signature image that propelled the Democrat’s U.S. Senate candidacy in California....

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    There's also the fact the Bernie is technically an independent. He mostly caucuses with the Dems, but he's not in the party. It does make some sense that they'd want one of their own to represent the party on the ticket.

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    None of those were "sexy" outfits though.

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    Hey, we found one!

    Not seriously, "men's rights activists" are a specific group of people that only exist to complain about and hate women. They don't care about men's rights, they are anti-feminists.

    If you genuinely didn't know this, then I'd love to know what Internet rock You've been hiding under. If you're trying to concern troll, fuck off, MRAs are fucking scum.

    -signed, a man.

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    In the US, you can get a pretty decent ebike $1,500-1,800. I wouldn't even consider them a luxury in many parts of the country, because we so often have to share the roads with cars.

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    For real, NY Times is practically running his campaign for him.

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    I don't think healthy food is necessarily more expensive, at least not if you know what you're doing. My personal experience is actually the opposite.

    The problem, as you mentioned is the time, and the emotional and physical labor of figuring out something the whole family will want to eat and cooking it. Those things are all expenditures in their own ways, but not financial.

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    I think the real reason that Koch foundation, etc al, funded her campaign until last week was still that they'd have somebody qualified in case it's rolled that Trump is ineligible.

    Why Is Trump Trying to Make Ukraine Lose? The former president isn’t in office—but is still dictating U.S. policy. ( www.theatlantic.com )

    Donald Trump, who is not the president, is using a minority of Republicans to block aid to Ukraine, to undermine the actual president’s foreign policy, and to weaken American power and credibility.

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    The article is more of an exploration of the consequences of the failure of the US to support Ukraine. Not sure why they went with that headline.

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    I'm the flip side, Go back and watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Once you're done cringing at the racism, think about the fact that Harrison Ford went on an intense weightlifting program for that movie, and was considered the most shredded leading man in Hollywood at the time. Actors using steroids has become so common that it has also skewed our perception of a normal fit guy's body.

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