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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Also from the Tribune article (bold emphasis added): IANAL, but I don't understand this quixotic and doomed attempt to prevent extradition. If I understand correctly, interstate extradition in the US can only be challenged on a few narrow bases (for example, when the charge is not a crime in the state from which extradition is being requested), none of which really apply here. All this business about "self-defense" and "Fourth amendment right" and such are the kind of matters that are supposed to be addressed at trial, or at pre-trial hearings. Robert Barnes is a lawyer - and he doesn't understand it either: https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1322296179799982080 1322296179799982080
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I suspect the NY Times reporter was just phoning this one in. The Tribune article is longer, more detailed, and doesn't indulge in irrelevant asides such as "In the weeks following his arrest, Mr. Rittenhouse has become a minor hero within the most conservative elements of the Republican Party."
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    According to the Tribune article I linked to in my previous post: Rittenhouse sat flanked by several police officers a few feet from his mother, Wendy Rittenhouse,
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    According to the Chicago Tribune, he is already there: Kyle Rittenhouse sent to Wisconsin to face charges in Kenosha protest shootings https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-kyle-rittenhouse-hearing-20201030-cuzzzn6nsvgmve75ygnhqydvo4-story.html Dan Hinkel (30 October 2020) Lake County authorities on Friday afternoon handed off Kyle Rittenhouse to police in Wisconsin, where he faces charges stemming from the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during August protests in Kenosha, officials said. Shortly after a judge ruled the Antioch 17-year-old should be extradited, Lake County sheriff’s deputies drove him to the border and passed him to deputies from the Kenosha County sheriff’s department, said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County sheriff’s office.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    The Aftermath Of My Move Back To Independent Journalism https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-aftermath-of-my-move-back-to Glenn Greenwald (30 October 2020) Interviews Discussing My Departure, Media Culture, the Need For Trans-Ideological Dialogue, and Intelligence Community Propaganda The last twenty-hours] have been exhilarating. I had no idea what to expect when I decided to leave The Intercept and move my journalism here, but the outpouring of support — both words of encouragement from readers and those subscribing and supporting my work here — has been beyond what I can describe and it is incredibly gratifying and appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and reached out. This morning I discussed various aspects of my resignation from The Intercept on the outstanding YouTube program Rising with Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti. We discussed more in-depth my rationale for leaving, my response to various criticism and accusations from former colleagues and other assorted journalists, why I speak to both conservative and liberal media outlets, and what this episode reflects about broader media pathologies:
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Apparently, email marketing company Mailchimp will now be vetting and "fact checking" its customers' email messages for whatever content it deems to be problematic ... https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/1322343814581776384 1322343814581776384
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    And this is relevant to the content of my previous post: @wokal_distance on "Discourses" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1321695379742621696 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1321695379742621696.html 1/ AOC is on the cover of Vanity Fair and no one says a word.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    From your link. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#ExcessDeaths Excess deaths See the NCHS Excess Deaths Data Visualization. This data visualization presents data on weekly counts of all-cause mortality by jurisdiction of occurrence. Counts of deaths in the most recent weeks are compared with historical trends to determine whether the number of deaths in recent weeks is significantly higher than expected.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    I, for one, welcome our new artificially intelligent pollster overlords.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Yeah, well, I just wrote a Bash script that says Ron Paul is gonna win ... :rolleyes: Garbage In, Garbage Out
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    Your talking about something quite different than what I'm talking about. If the excess deaths from COVID 19 were from terrorists injecting patients with COVID 19, that's still excess deaths from COVID 19. That's different from saying all the people who died with co-morbidities died from something other than COVID 19. Some of the people who died because governors sent sick people back to the nursing home died solely from COVID 19.
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Dr. Atlas sounds like Dr. Fauci did back in March. The lockdowns were supposedly about "flattening the curve" so that the health system wouldn't be overwhelmed. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/13/815502262/flattening-a-pandemics-curve-why-staying-home-now-can-save-lives Note that a "flattened curve" equals the same number of cases but spread out over a longer period of time which theoretically should mean fewer deaths because the healthcare system never gets overwhelmed. And in the U.S. ... it didn't. And how many deaths did Dr. Faucistein predict? "I can't give you a number," he said. "I can't give you a realistic number until we put into the factor of how we respond. If we're complacent and don't do really aggressive containment and mitigation, the number could go way up and be involved in many, many millions."
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    What can one say, except "Freedom ain't popular" ... ? *sigh* That's because, outside of jail cells and self-congratulatory press releases, Theye haven't got any use for such people. The Bolshies, on the other hand ...
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    https://legaldictionary.net/wickard-v-filburn/ WICKARD V. FILBURN Following is the case brief for Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942) Case Summary of Wickard v. Filburn: The Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1938 and its 1941 amendments, established quotas for wheat production. Penalties were imposed if a farmer exceeded the quotas. The Act was passed under Congress’ Commerce Clause power.
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Do you think that was from 1) people dying in nursing homes that would have died anyway, or 2) people getting sick in nursing homes from COVID that otherwise wouldn't have caught it? If you are saying #2 or a combination of 1 and 2 then you haven't disputed my point. Excess deaths are excess deaths regardless of how they happened. And again, the drop in the death rate can only be explained by an actual previous spike in the death rate.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Yes. By having an actual plan an implementing it. For example: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?549866-How-to-turn-protest-into-powerful-change Right now we are floundering. I disagree vehemently with your assessment. Do you remember the Tea Party movement? It was a mass movement on the right largely galvanized by a backlash to the TARP bailout. Remember Occupy Wallstreet? It was a mass movement on the left largely galvanized by a backlash to the TARP bailout. Remember the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville? One of the organizers was from Occupy Wallstreet. How do you explain people from such disparate perspectives being angry about the same thing if it was all about Marxism?
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    The fact that their is more discussion about QAnon here than ^this is indicative of how weak we are right now as a movement.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Speaking of which ... @ConceptualJames on "Critical Theory's path to power" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1316049115701108736 Thread compiled @ threader.app: https://threader.app/thread/1316049115701108736 As I keep trying to tell you: Critical Theories don't take over at the level of leadership, they take over at the level of administrative bureaucracies. This is true in our schools, and it will be true in our government. Biden's and Harris's views are irrelevant except on this.
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Speaking of which ... @wokal_distance on "Academy v. Wokeness" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1277467083542913025 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1277467083542913025.html 1/ It's time to discuss a point academics do not understand when dealing with woke professors. STEM people listen up:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    Pretty much this. But I don't think it's so much a socialist movement as it is a totalitarian movement with the (typical) ambition of maximizing its influence, wealth and power. To whatever extent it is socialist, it is only incidentally so (e.g., for purposes of appealing to the "dolphin-kin-entit on the street" - a.k.a. "useful idiots"). As examined previously in this thread, apart from Marxist "conflict theory," the domain of Critical Theory actually has little use for socialism qua socialism (as evidenced by the fact that old-school material Marxists are among its vehement critics). Paradoxically, it is CT's rejection of reason and reality that makes it so potent. It appeals, rather, to things such as emotion, entitlement and ressentiment, which (unlike reason) are much easier to indulge and promote. This is why it has been so effective at sinking its hooks so deeply into academia over the course of the past few decades . CT was tolerated by rational/realist left-liberal academics (who really ought to have known better) by virtue of CT's stances in (supposed) opposition to "racism" and other forms of intersectionalized "oppression" - stances with which otherwise sane left-liberals (who predominantly composed the academy) strongly sympathized, even though they fastidiously wrinkled their noses at the irrationality of it all. Now that it's too late, they are learning that their charitable indulgence was a grave error. I suspect that this success may mark the beginning of the end of the "long march through the institutions" which as a result might now be in the homestretch, as we are now seeing CT (especially in the form of Critical Race Theory) making significant inroads in public and private institutions outside of ivory towers.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    It's not that simple. Look at George Floyd. Some of the same people who will say "He didn't die of a knee on the neck. It was COVID." Will turn around and say "All of the people who died with co-morbidities died of the co-morbitities and not COVID." If a nursing home that normally had 100 deaths per year all of a sudden had 1000 deaths in a year, it's likely that even with the co-morbidities the COVID was responsible for the increased deaths. The stronger argument is that the death rate has dropped off. That also under cuts the "there was no pandemic" argument. If there never were excess deaths in the first place than how has the death rate dropped off?
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    Supply and demand. For humans living in space the water asteroids would probably be of more value.
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    I think you're misreading the polling. Correct or not it's not showing a 45 state landslide. That said, it's possible Biden could get the senate and keep the house. With the exception of the courts...but the "conservatives" on the courts are inconsistent. They seem more interested in protecting the "status quo" no matter what it is. Which means the best they can be counted on doing is slowing things down....a little. Yeah. Except for talk radio. Old news.
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    You could say the same thing about the atmosphere ... or the gravity well ... or etc. ... :confused: No one talked about mining asteroids except me. In fact, the sources cited in the article explicitly disavowed it as a motive. Of course there isn't. No one said otherwise.
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    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    That whole thing reads like an exercise in "accuse your opponent of what you are doing." ... "the need to move 'faster than the pace of trust'" ... :rolleyes: ... IOW: the need to stop thinking and questioning, and to just fall in line and do as you are told ... And every vicious authoritarian thug in the history of forever "recognize that certain styles and forms of leadership are needed 'not because it is right, but because it is necessary to win" ...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    I'm surprised the New York Times allowed something this close to the truth to be published. Yes it's a whitewash, but it hits at the truth that the Hunter Biden story that has been buried is at least as credible (more so actually) than the Russiagate story that got pushed. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/opinion/hunter-biden-story-media.html It should be possible to cover revelations about the Biden family that are neither disinformation nor the greatest scandal of our time. Ross Douthat By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist Oct. 27, 2020
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    Yesterday, 07:46 AM
    He's actually protecting himself by raising his profile.
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    10-29-2020, 06:07 PM
    Then you must have never attempted to post anything pro Ron Paul and Redstate.com back when he was running for president.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    10-29-2020, 03:59 PM
    Brown privilege.
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