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I like where this is going...I think...
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Return of the legendary topic. I thank you.
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I think I'm getting too old for fighting.
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Good stuff. That Misdreavus is divine!
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Yeah, it's being reported other places as well.

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/briefs/trump-tells-house-republicans-milwaukee-is-a-horrible-city/
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Nah. One of my favorite movies, too. We still quote it to this day.
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Louis Rossmann did a couple of vids highlighting this. Obviously his focus is more electronic, but it applies to most categories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y83BS_mK9GE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiKflg8Uko4
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thronedfire2 posted...
unless his office will have someone taking over
He wants me to come back in a few months because they are supposed to hire a replacement, but they haven't yet.
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I've been going to him for over 20 years. Gotta find new PCP now.
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You get to make a playlist for CE to listen to. So you can sign up here, and each day I'll make a new topic where I'll post the 5-8 songs that the poster of the day(or couple days at a time, or even a week?) will choose and PM me in advance. I wouldn't want to put a limit on the length of songs, but a bunch of 20 minute tracks likely won't get a ton of listeners.

You can make whatever kind of playlist you want, but I figure just posting YouTube links would be the easiest. And then we can all listen to and discuss their choices. So someone might want to make a themed playlist, or someone could make a playlist of songs that hold emotional meaning with them. Or a list they use for pumping themselves up. Whatever they feel like.

Anyway, does that sound good? And I don't have to host, it can be someone else. Someone more reliable or knowledgeable about music. I just thought it would be a fun thing to do. Something a bit different from our usual(but still very nice) "what are you listening to right now" topics. But if not enough people want to do it I understand. Just something that kicks around my head sometimes.


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Yo, who made this set, man?
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ROBANN_88 posted...
when have the Republicans ever cared about whether people follow gun regulations before?
When the person not following regulations isn't Republican(or when they are a little too "dark").
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Do we've any sewers about CE? Do you find the quality at the stores... unsatisfactory?
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Zikten posted...
smart phone that is clear and see through
That's the Nothing Phone. It looks pretty neat.

An atomic purple version would be a killer for me. Of course, a skin achieves the same effect. DBrand has a series. That Casetify ripped off shamelessly.
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Alitos comments add to the controversy surrounding the conservative justice. Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann, have been embroiled in a flap over two flags flown at their residences that have also been adopted by right-wing factions that contest the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 election.

The first flag a U.S. flag flown upside down is a marker of maximal political distress. It was adopted as a symbol of the Stop the Steal movement that rallied to keep Donald Trump in office, culminating in the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. This flag was documented flying at the Alitos Virginia home on Jan. 17, 2021, days before President Joe Bidens inauguration.

The second flag is the Appeal to Heaven flag, a Revolutionary War-era banner. The Appeal to Heaven language references philosopher John Locke, who argued that, when earthly political appeals are exhausted, men have the right to take up arms and let God sort out the justness of the cause. While the Appeal to Heaven flag was not always controversial, it has been revived by militant Christian nationalists and was also a potent symbol on Jan. 6. This flag was flown at the Alitos vacation home in New Jersey in 2023.

Democratic congressional leaders cited the displays in calls for Alito to recuse himself from cases involving Jan. 6 defendants, as well as the case to determine whether Trump is immune from prosecution over his efforts to subvert the outcome of the 2020 election. Alito rejected the call for recusal in a May 29 letter. He attributed both banners to his wife.

My wife is fond of flying flags. I am not, he wrote. Alito claimed that the upside down U.S. flag was a response to a very nasty neighborhood dispute, and of the Appeal to Heaven flag wrote that neither he nor his wife were aware of any connection between this historic flag and the Stop the Steal Movement. He dismissed any notion that his impartiality might reasonably be questioned, and declared that he was duty-bound to reject the recusal demand.

Windsor spoke with Rolling Stone about her decision to attend the event and record her conversation with Alito. Because the Supreme Court is shrouded in secrecy, and theyre refusing to submit to any accountability in the face of overwhelming evidence of serious ethics breaches, I think that its justified to take these types of measures, she says. (Last year, ProPublica reported that Alito failed to disclose a 2008 private jet flight provided by a billionaire conservative donor with business before the court.)

Windsor says she wants to give the public a window into a body that is increasingly powerful and increasingly willing to overturn precedent. She has been working on a documentary, Gonzo for Democracy, which will chronicle the growth of Trumpism, election denial, and religious extremism.

One of the main drivers for me in this work is showing Americans that we are at a crossroads: Do we embrace the idea of secular democracy and uphold that tradition, or do we start to transition into a Christian theocracy? she adds.

The Supreme Court Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that collects justices writings and other artifacts. Anyone can pay $150 to become a dues-paying member and rub elbows with the courts nine justices at events like the dinner where Windsor spoke with Alito. (Tickets for the dinner were an extra $500.) The New York Times has reported that, for years, right-wing activists who sought to influence the justices views have been encouraged to donate to the organization and use its events as an opportunity to cultivate personal relationships with the jurists.

The Rev. Rob Schenck, founder of the evangelical group Faith and Action, told the Times that becoming a member of the society was one tactic he promoted as part of his groups yearslong campaign to shape conservative justices views. (Schenck left the organization in 2018; it is now known as Faith and Liberty and is affiliated with Christian conservative litigation shop Liberty Counsel.)

In 2022, Schenck went public about his work at Faith and Action amid an investigation into who leaked an early draft of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade. Schenck sent a letter to Roberts revealing that in 2014, one of Faith and Actions donors informed him that she had learned the outcome of Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, a decision that ultimately exempted employers from offering insurance coverage for birth control, at a D.C. dinner party hosted by the Alitos weeks before the ruling was released to the public. (Alito denied disclosing the Hobby Lobby decision.)

Windsor previously attended the Supreme Court Historical Societys annual dinner last year. In that audio recording, she asks Alito whether he thought the individual who leaked a draft of the Dobbs decision would ever be ferreted out.

Well, its hard, Alito says, before taking a long pause. You cant name somebody unless you know for sure, and we dont have the power to do the things that would be necessary to try to figure out to nail down exactly who did it. Thats the problem. And even then, we might not be able to do it. But we dont have the power to subpoena people to testify, to subpoena records, phone records, or other things like that. We dont have the authority, so

Windsor interjects: It just seems crazy that you cant because its so detrimental to the trust [that] the public places in the Supreme Court.

Yeah, well, were not a law enforcement agency, you know? Alito replies briskly. People have certain rights to privacy. So, law enforcement agencies can issue subpoenas and get search warrants and all that sort of thing, but we cant do that. So, you know, our marshall, she did as much as she could do. But it was limited.
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Justice Samuel Alito spoke candidly about the ideological battle between the left and the right discussing the difficulty of living peacefully with ideological opponents in the face of fundamental differences that cant be compromised. He endorsed what his interlocutor described as a necessary fight to return our country to a place of godliness. And Alito offered a blunt assessment of how Americas polarization will ultimately be resolved: One side or the other is going to win.

Alito made these remarks in conversation at the Supreme Court Historical Societys annual dinner on June 3, a function that is known to right-wing activists as an opportunity to buttonhole Supreme Court justices. His comments were recorded by Lauren Windsor, a liberal documentary filmmaker. Windsor attended the dinner as a dues-paying member of the society under her real name, along with a colleague. She asked questions of the justice as though she were a religious conservative.

The justices unguarded comments highlight the degree to which Alito makes little effort to present himself as a neutral umpire calling judicial balls and strikes, but rather as a partisan member of a hard-right judicial faction thats empowered to make life-altering decisions for every American.

The recording, which was provided exclusively to Rolling Stone, captures Windsor approaching Alito at the event and reminding him that they spoke at the same function the year before, when she asked him a question about political polarization. In the intervening year, she tells the justice, her views on the matter had changed. I dont know that we can negotiate with the left in the way that needs to happen for the polarization to end, Windsor says. I think that its a matter of, like, winning.

I think youre probably right, Alito replies. On one side or the other one side or the other is going to win. I dont know. I mean, there can be a way of working a way of living together peacefully, but its difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really cant be compromised. They really cant be compromised. So its not like you are going to split the difference.

Windsor goes on to tell Alito: People in this country who believe in God have got to keep fighting for that to return our country to a place of godliness.

I agree with you. I agree with you, replies Alito, who authored the Supreme Courts 2022 Dobbs decision, which reversed five decades of settled law and ended a constitutional right to abortion.

https://twitter.com/lawindsor/status/1800201783945683120?

Similar questions Windsor asked of Chief Justice John Roberts at the same event elicited a far different response. (George W. Bush nominated both men to the Supreme Court in 2005; at the time, Roberts famously used a metaphor of a baseball umpire to describe his judicial philosophy.)

In an audio recording of that exchange, Roberts takes issue with Windsors assertion that the nation is unusually polarized, historically, citing the high tensions of the Vietnam War era, for example. He also insists that the Supreme Courts current role is not exceptional. The idea that the court is in the middle of a lot of tumultuous stuff going on is nothing new, Roberts says.

Pressed on whether the court has an obligation to put the country on a more moral path, Roberts turns the tables on his questioner: Would you want me to be in charge of putting the nation on a more moral path? He argues instead: Thats for people we elect. Thats not for lawyers. Presented with the claim that America is a Christian nation and that the Supreme Court should be guiding us in that path, Roberts again disagrees, citing the perspectives of Jewish and Muslim friends, before asserting, Its not our job to do that. Its our job to decide the cases the best we can.

Although deeply conservative, Roberts now often finds himself outflanked by a far-right, five-justice majority faction swelled by Donald Trumps Supreme Court appointments composed of Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

https://twitter.com/lawindsor/status/1800201786403504421
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TheSavageDragon posted...
That's Ultimate Spider--Man, not the movie tie-in game. Eddie and Peter are childhood friends in that universe
Can't seem to find it in that either though.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/forum/6/601a8bdf.jpg
And the artwork still doesn't match.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c988pvr7w14o

Trump to sit for probation interview on Monday

Donald Trump will sit for a virtual interview with a probation officer from his home in Florida on Monday, part of the sentencing process for his felony conviction in the New York hush-money case.
The first former US president criminally convicted, Trump will appear from Mar-a-Lago and will be seated alongside his lawyer Todd Blanche, a source with knowledge of the matter told CBS News, the BBC's US partner.
A New York City probation officer will use the interview in a pre-sentencing report for Justice Juan Merchan, who is currently deciding what punishment Trump must face.
Trump was convicted last month of 34 counts of falsifying business records and is expected to be sentenced on 11 July.
A former commissioner for the New York City Department of Correction and Probation told NBC News that it is not normal for a probation interview to take place virtually.
"It is highly unusual for a pre-sentence investigation interview to be done over Zoom," said Martin Horn.
But he added that any visit by Trump to the courthouse in downtown Manhattan would be "very disruptive" to other court business, especially given the presence of the Secret Service and media, and could be unfair to other defendants who might not want to be identified.
So in the end, this might be better for the probation officer, he said.
Convicts in the New York Court system do not usually have their lawyers present for probation interviews, according to the Associated Press.
However, Judge Merchan has allowed Mr Blanche to appear alongside his client on Monday.
Pre-sentencing reports include information about a convict's personal life, criminal history, financial means, health condition and overall living arrangement.
They are used by the judge to inform what punishment should be given.
The interview is often an opportunity for a convict to argue for leniency in the sentence.
Jurors found Trump guilty of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments made to former porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Most legal commentators believe that Trump is unlikely to face any jail time, given his lack of criminal history and age.
Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. He has repeatedly claimed without evidence that the prosecution in New York is politically motivated and an attempt to prevent him from retaking the White House in November's election.
He has also said he will appeal the conviction.
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Just a meme, it seems. The actual game looks like this.
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Ryan
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My account not being a teen is coming up next month for me.
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The lack of a monkey dressed as a cop is a bit of a letdown, not gonna lie.
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ClayGuida posted...
Yeah, but there's a reason why these states are all doing these lawsuits.
Because Merrick Garland isn't doing his job.
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ClayGuida posted...
I think for these things Garland is letting states take care of it. There are multiple states doing investigations on the fake elector scheme, since it's a state violation, not federal.
Glenn Kirschner(Justice Matters) who is on with Brian Tyler Cohen often, says this should have been taken care of federally and much earlier. Granted, he is a former federal prosecutor, so hammer and nails as the saying goes. Still.
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CableZL posted...
To be fair, the GOP wants a shitposter to be president again
Facts.
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Respectful as fuck.
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You're awesome.
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ANort posted...
Because she gave us this
https://youtu.be/8nBBQdYVJYE?si=n7AgBvMJtJcrX6FE&t=40

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Day 5. Pronghorn
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One of my favorite animals, the pronghorn are the fastest mammal in North America. Pronghorn can reach speeds of up to 53 mph (86 kph). And while they may look like antelope, they are not related. In fact they have no close relatives. They sit as the lone Antilocapridae still alive today. All others being extinct.
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CableZL posted...
They have different groups with different leaders in different states or something like that. Enrique Tarrio was the leader of the Florida Proud Boys, I think.
Enrique Tarrio was the chairman of the group nationally.
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Irony posted...
Is this a different leader because I thought they already arrested the leader
Eh. Playing a little fast and lose with the term "Proud Boy leader" there. But yeah, he served as a vice president of the North Carolina chapter of the Proud Boys.
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"Sure, but it's gonna be another long one! " Is what I would have said. But I don't know relationships, so I probably shouldn't even comment.
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Never played any sort of lottery game before.
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I probably won't be buying it at all. But if I ever do, certainly not at full price.
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Back in the day(about 20 years ago now, I suppose) my fat ass would grab 2 McChickens and 2 McDoubles.
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Turbam posted...
Read the right bubble first because it's up higher on the panel.

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HighSeraph posted...
Is that Zoboomafoo?
That was a Coquerel's Sifaka Lemur. Medium in size. Indri are much larger. The largest!
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Day 4. Indri
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It's the largest of the lemurs.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/forum/4/408cbd80.jpg
What's more, apparently Indri is the only mammal found that can use rhythm outside of humans. I wonder what music they play!
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Well, look who failed just 3 days in! I will try to make up for it with TWO animals today! Again, I apologize for my shortcomings.

Day 3. Hoatzin
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This is a South American bird with a digestive system capable of fermentation and breaking down plant matter, so it's poop comes out more like a cows than a typical bird!
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No poop pics. Sorry.
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Well, this was an awesome topic. We thank you, The_Popo.
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Cemith posted...
The one about Cohen being imprisoned, yeah. He pleaded guilty and did time on the case Trump was convicted of.

The only difference is that Cohen isn't a rich former ex president
It's just... someone asked if Cohen was convicted of federal crimes and CableZL answered. It wasn't really about Trump's conviction at all, just a musing about Cohen. ...But okay.
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Cemith posted...
Until he has in a jumpsuit I'm not getting my hopes up .

His conviction was a win. One that I ruminate on happily. But I'm also a realist. Rich people seldom go to jail, and Trump's campaign just made some serious cash in donations.
I'm not sure if you quoted the right post or not...
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I love it.
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Guide posted...
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looks like you're fucking wrong
Why does he remind me of this?
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Day 2. Patagonian Mara
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They might seem rabbit-like to some, but they are large rodents. They are bigger than guinea pigs, but smaller than capybaras.
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This is Lilo and Stitch!
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Day 1. Guanaco
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A camelid closely related to llamas.
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This is Guanaco Ruby. She says "Hi!"
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To be clear, that's Ohio Classical Composer Frank Wilhoit, not Political Science Author Francis M Wilhot.
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